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BBC News – UN envoy Kofi Annan set to meet Syria’s Bashar al-Assad

28 May

BBC News – UN envoy Kofi Annan set to meet Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian government continues to deny responsibility for the Houla massacre.  Russia continues to blame both sides for the deaths.  The survivors of the massacre are saying “the people who carried out the killings were militiamen – shabbiha – from nearby Alawite villages.”  The Alawites are known Assad supporters.

BBC Busted for Anti-Syrian Gov Propaganda, U.S. Warns of Military Intervention, Narrative Changing

28 May

Paul Joseph Watson does it again, jumping on an important story and quickly producing a piece that presents a straight-forward, thorough report on the use of blatant propaganda.  He busted the BBC for their unethical journalism when they used a picture taken in Iraq depicting a boy skipping over the dead bodies of children, with the caption saying the picture was from the recent Houla, Syria massacre.  Skip to the report here.

Don’t let them change the narrative on you by shifting all the blame to terrorists, presenting it like the U.S. hasn’t had anything to do with the conflicts, and possibly bombings.  Hillary Clinton admitted in a BBC interview on February 26, 2012 that in we are on the same side as those on our terrorist lists.  Syria has accused the U.S. of aiding the terrorists, who are acting as the opposition, more than once.  Russia has also remarked multiple times that they feel the opposition is being aided by foreign countries.  See “U.S. Aiding Syrian Rebels, Al Qaeda Aiding Syrian Rebels, Syria Says US Allied to Terrorists” and “Reuters: Russia Condemns Syria Attacks, Sees Foreign Hand,” and again today in another article I link to below.   We’re following the 1970’s “Kissinger plan” to establish control in the middle east to protect resources, not just for oil to be consumed by Americans, but for the ability to control the flow of oil to the world, in essence establishing control over the Persian Gulf, which then brings control over Europe, Japan, and China.  This is explained in “The Thirty-Year Itch,” an article from 2003, and Annals of National Security: The Redirection, a report from 2007.  The second paragraph and first sentence of the third paragraph in The Redirection are telling:

“To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

One contradictory aspect of the new strategy is that, in Iraq, most of the insurgent violence directed at the American military has come from Sunni forces, and not from Shiites.”

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Diane Tran, Honor Student At Texas High School, Jailed For Missing School

28 May

Read about the honor student working two jobs to support herself and her siblings who was jailed for missing too many days of school here at the Huffington Post. (Excerpt below)

Diane Tran, a 17-year-old honor student in Texas, was forced to spend the night in jail last week after missing too many classes, KHOU-11’s Sherry Williams reports.

The Willis High School junior, who helps support two siblings, has both a full time and part-time job. She said that she’s often too tired to go to school.

“She goes from job to job from school,” Devin Hill, one of Tran’s classmates, told KHOU-11. “She stays up until 7:00 in the morning doing her homework.”

In an interview with KHOU-11, Tran said she takes AP Spanish, college level algebra and dual credit English and history courses. Her parents divorced and no longer live near her, so she lives with the family that owns the wedding venue where she works on weekends.

According to Texas law, if a student has ten or more unexcused absences within a six-month period, the school district may refer the student to a juvenile court. “In such cases, resolution of the issue is entirely in the hands of the court,” reads a statement on the website of the Willis Independent School District.

Anytime the law gets involved with petty school affairs, it really lights me up.  This is beyond ridiculous.  Let’s just add her to Our Horrible Children list.

There is something very, very wrong with this “justice system.”  America makes up less than 5% of the world population, but holds almost 25% of the world’s inmates, with the largest prison population in the world.  People are arrested and strip-searched for non-criminal offenses when no suspicion of any wrongdoing exists.  Why would you take someone in and have them strip-searched and jailed for not having a dog on a leash, or not having a bell on a bike?  There is no denying we have become a Big Brother, heavy-handed police state, growing more rigid and heartless each week.  Drones, strip searches, arresting children, babies on no-fly lists, tasering pregnant women and children, cops killing people with little to no repercussions, sexual assault by cops and prison guards, all around rampant police brutality and abuse of power.  This has got to stop.  NOW.

  GET LOUD.

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Happy Memorial Day, Take A Moment to Remember

28 May

Whether you agree with these wars or not, the people who have to fight them sacrifice more than anyone who hasn’t been there can imagine.  They see and experience and endure situations better suited for nightmares than reality in the 21st century.  Let us honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

Thank you to all our brothers and sisters who put their lives on the line in the name of freedom.  We will not stop fighting to get you home safely and  provide you with adequate health care.  The government may not care, but we do.

Johnny Cash – Won’t Back Down (U.S. Army Tribute)

The Land They Fight For

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