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Activist Richard Aoki named as informant | Center for Investigative Reporting

20 Aug

Video: The man who armed the Panthers (Center for Investigative Reporting cironline.org)

“The man who helped arm the Black Panthers in the 1960s turns out to have been an FBI informant, according to FBI files uncovered by journalist Seth Rosenfeld.

“A mysterious character who sported sunglasses even at night, Richard Aoki was a militant leader of the Third World strike and an activist with the Asian American Political Alliance at UC Berkeley.

“The revelation about Aoki’s role as an informant emerged from FBI files and an interview with the agent who says he recruited Aoki. Rosenfeld spent the last 30 years researching the history of the FBI and radicals in Berkeley for his new book, “Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power,” publishing tomorrow.”

Richard Masato Aoki, an early member of the Black Panthers, takes part in a protest near the UC Berkeley campus in 1969.
Photo: Lonnie Wilson, Oakland Tribune / SF

Activist Richard Aoki named as informant

Seth Rosenfeld, Center for Investigative Reporting

“The man who gave the Black Panther Party some of its first firearms and weapons training – which preceded fatal shootouts with Oakland police in the turbulent 1960s – was an undercover FBI informer, according to a former bureau agent and an FBI report.

One of the Bay Area’s most prominent radical activists of the era, Richard Masato Aoki was known as a fierce militant who touted his street-fighting abilities. He was a member of several radical groups before joining and arming the Panthers, whose members received international notoriety for brandishing weapons during patrols of the Oakland police and a protest at the state Capitol.

Aoki went on to work for 25 years as a teacher, counselor and administrator at the Peralta Community College District, and after his suicide in 2009, he was revered as a fearless radical.

But unbeknownst to his fellow activists, Aoki had served as an FBI intelligence informant, covertly filing reports on a wide range of Bay Area political groups, according to the bureau agent who recruited him.

That agent, Burney Threadgill Jr., recalled that he approached Aoki in the late 1950s, about the time Aoki was graduating from Berkeley High School. He asked Aoki if he would join left-wing groups and report to the FBI.

“He was my informant. I developed him,” Threadgill said in an interview. “He was one of the best sources we had.”

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Recent Violent Crime & Murders NOT Committed With Guns

6 Aug
knives serious

knives serious (Photo credit: u m a m i)

The weapon will not change the intent. If someone wants to hurt someone else, they will find a way. Gun control would have done nothing to stop these violent crimes. Keep in mind, the media is highly focused on guns and gun violence, so they will not report as many other types of violent murders. Besides that, we know there is a gun control agenda, and we know such agendas come from the very top. And of course we know that the very top controls mainstream media, and even some alternative media. Remember, initial reports said there were multiple shooters at the Batman theater shooting. Yesterday I posted videos of differing eyewitness accounts of the Sikh temple shooting. See ‘Eyewitness: Multiple Shooters Responsible For Sikh Temple Massacre (Video)‘.  Let’s not be naive. Let’s not ask for handcuffs and directions to our cell.

Woman in serious condition after getting stabbed six times (woai.com) August 5, 2012

Missing oil executive Carole Waugh ‘killed by single stab wound’ (The Independent) August 4, 2012

Maine has one of the highest rates of knife-related deaths in the nation (Maine Sun Journal)August 4, 2012

Prosecutor asks that 14-year-old boy be tried as adult in Tacoma murder case (q13fox.com) August 3, 2012

2 Arrested After Knife Attack On Wheat Ridge Couple (CBS Denver) August 2, 2012

8 dead, 5 hurt in China knife attack after breakup (abc) August 2, 2012

Cops justified in killing knife-wielding grandma (AP & policeone.com) August 2, 2012

Knife Crime 2012: Man Slashed Repeatedly In Drive-By Stabbing (sfist.com) August 1, 2012

Hammer-Wielding Man in Suit Attacks Spanish Tourist at City Hall Park (NBC New York) August 1, 2012

 Xbox Chat Leads To Violent Attack In Oakley (CBS Sacramento) July 31, 2012

Cops: Mother killed son with knife, hammer (timesunion.com) July 31, 2012

Let’s Ban Doctors, Cars, and Knives before We Ban AK-47s July 30, 2012 (conservativehideout.com)

Ronald Hetzel Accused Of Breaking Into Las Vegas Home To Beat Owner With Toilet Bowl Lid And Guitar (Huffington Post) July 26, 2012

Man holding knife to baby’s throat shot by deputy July 23, 2012 (policeone.com)

Obama Authorized US Support For Syrian Rebels Being Aided By Al Qaeda, Old News

2 Aug

As I reported on May 15 in “U.S. Aiding Syrian Rebels, Al Qaeda Aiding Syrian Rebels, Syria Says US Allied to Terrorists,” the U.S. has been backing the Syrian opposition. Reuters reported Wednesday August 1, that Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support to the rebels to overthrow the Assad regime.

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In the May 15 article, I left out the fact that wikileaks revealed cables indicating the U.S. has been funding Syrian rebels since 2005, which has continued under Obama. This past Monday July 30, The Guardian reported that Al Qaeda members are fighting with the Free Syrian Army, the same rebels funded by western governments to overthrow the Assad regime, who has been accused of committing human atrocities. It has not been a secret that the U.S. is aiding terrorists in Syria to further the middle east regime change agenda, as one can see from the many links in The Time Times May 15 article linked at the beginning of this post.

If the allegations of torture and mass killings are true, one must wonder how the current Syrian government has been in power so long with so little common sense as to drastically increase the torture and killing  of its own innocent men, women and children when the U.S. is making moves indicating another step will be made to remove Assad, a goal that has existed for years, and when the western media is fully focused on the conflict.

The foreign policy focusing on overthrowing leaders not complimentary to completing the U.S. government’s goals comes from “The Kissinger plan” of the 1970s, the plan to destabilize the middle east, which was admitted to General Wesley Clark in part in 1991, and fully revealed to him in 2001 when he learned of the goal to attack seven countries in five years.  In a 2007 piece from The New Yorker called “The Annals of National Security: The Redirection,” Seymour Hersh reveals:

“…the Saudi government, with Washington’s approval, would provide funds and logistical aid to weaken the government of President Bashir Assad, of Syria. The Israelis believe that putting such pressure on the Assad government will make it more conciliatory and open to negotiations. Syria is a major conduit of arms to Hezbollah. The Saudi government is also at odds with the Syrians over the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese Prime Minister, in Beirut in 2005, for which it believes the Assad government was responsible. Hariri, a billionaire Sunni, was closely associated with the Saudi regime and with Prince Bandar. (A U.N. inquiry strongly suggested that the Syrians were involved, but offered no direct evidence; there are plans for another investigation, by an international tribunal.)

In regards to Syria, Hersh also says in the 2007 article:

“A former high-ranking CIA officer told me, ‘The Americans have provided both political and financial support. The Saudis are taking the lead with financial support, but there is American involvement.’ He said that Khaddam, who now lives in Paris, was getting money from Saudi Arabia with the knowledge of the White House.”

In the Reuters article from August 1 about Obama secretly authorizing aid for Syrian rebels, it states the Obama administration has yet to give the rebels actual weapons, but they have aided in intelligence, communication, monetary funding, and some media has reported military training, while other western allies are arming the opposition directly.  According to The Guardian, Al Qaeda member Abu Khuder says his fellow fighters “are working closely with the military council that commands the Free Syrian Army brigades in the region.”
“We meet almost every day,” he said. “We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaida] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations. Abu Khuder’s men had a lot of experience in bomb-making from Iraq and elsewhere, he added.
Abu Khuder had been an officer in Camel Corps, a border force fighting the regime, but he grew tired of the rebels’ disorganization and ineptness at attacking the regime. According to Khuder, dedicated and orderly Islamist fighters from a neighboring village extended their assistance to the Camel Corps in Mohassen. They contacted an expert from Damascus for help, and within two days they had delivered the rebels a truck containing two tons of explosives. The Islamist fighters detonated the bomb close to the gate of a base, left town the next day, and Mohassen was free.

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Village elder and the commander of the local FSA brigade, Saleem Abu Yassir, said of the Al Qaeda opposition:
“Are they good fighters? he threw the question rhetorically into the room. “Yes, they are, but they have a problem with executions.They capture a soldier and they put a pistol to his head and shoot him. We have religious courts and we have to try people before executing them. This abundance of killing is what we fear. We fear they are trying to bring us back to the days of Iraq and we have seen what that achieved there have been.”

Al-Qaida turns tide for rebels in battle for eastern Syria | The Guardian

31 Jul

From TheGuardian.com “Al-Qaida turns tide for rebels in battle for eastern Syria”

“In his latest exclusive dispatch from Deir el-Zour province, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad meets fighters who have left the Free Syrian Army for the discipline and ideology of global jihad.”

a man sprays an Arabic slogan - No Islam without Jihad - on a wall

A member of a jihadist group sprays the slogan ‘No Islam without Jihad’ in Arabic on the wall at a border crossing with Turkey. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

“As they stood outside the commandeered government building in the town of Mohassen, it was hard to distinguish Abu Khuder’s men from any other brigade in the Syrian civil war, in their combat fatigues, T-shirts and beards.

But these were not average members of the Free Syrian Army. Abu Khuder and his men fight for al-Qaida. They call themselves the ghuraba’a, or “strangers”, after a famous jihadi poem celebrating Osama bin Laden’s time with his followers in the Afghan mountains, and they are one of a number of jihadi organisations establishing a foothold in the east of the country now that the conflict in Syria has stretched well into its second bloody year.

They try to hide their presence. “Some people are worried about carrying the [black] flags,” said Abu Khuder. “They fear America will come and fight us. So we fight in secret. Why give Bashar and the west a pretext?” But their existence is common knowledge in Mohassen. Even passers-by joke with the men about car bombs and IEDs.

According to Abu Khuder, his men are working closely with the military council that commands the Free Syrian Army brigades in the region. “We meet almost every day,” he said. “We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaida] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations.” Abu Khuder’s men had a lot of experience in bomb-making from Iraq and elsewhere, he added.

Abu Khuder spoke later at length. He reclined on a pile of cushions in a house in Mohassen, resting his left arm which had been hit by a sniper’s bullet and was wrapped in plaster and bandages. Four teenage boys kneeled in a tight crescent in front of him, craning their necks and listening with awe. Other villagers in the room looked uneasy.”

Read the rest of the article at The Guardian

 

Syrian Rebels Fly Al Qaeda Flag  (YouTube & thetimetimes.com)

U.S. Aiding Syrian Rebels, Al Qaeda Aiding Syrian Rebels, Syria Says US Allied to Terrorists (thetimetimes.com)

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

Human Atrocities in Syria Reach A New Level of Brutality, Who Is Really Responsible? (thetimetimes.com)

Iran-Contra Documentaries and Seymour Hersh 2007 Video: Iran-Contra Has Returned, U.S. Funds Al Qaeda (thetimetimes.com)

Reuters: Russia Condemns Syria Attacks, Sees Foreign Hand (thetimetimes.com)

U.N. monitors say 13 killed in cold blood in Syria & Other Syria News | Reuters (thetimetimes.com)

IMPORTANT! Al Qaeda Bomb Plot: Would-Be Bomber Was CIA Informant; Break Down of US Terrorist Involvement (thetimetimes.com)

U.S. Aiding Syrian Rebels, Al Qaeda Aiding Syrian Rebels, Syria Says US Allied to Terrorists (thetimetimes.com)

Leading Cause of Unnatural Human Death in 20th Century is Democide – You Have No Right To Health or Government & Police Protection (thetimetimes.com)

Human Atrocities in Syria Reach A New Level of Brutality, Who Is Really Responsible?

4 Jul

 

Civilians flee from fighting after Syrian army...

Civilians flee from fighting after Syrian army tanks entered the northwestern city of Idlib, Syria, on February 14, 2012 (Photo credit: FreedomHouse)

Report describes brutal torture in Syria – CNN.com.

I have no way of knowing if the atrocities described in this article were committed by the Syrian Army, who has been blamed for torture and murder in the uprising that has lasted for over a year, or if the torture and killings were committed by the globalist-controlled U.S. government and other globalist-controlled and funded forces.  There have been continued accusations of brutal torture and murder committed by opposition forces who are aided by the U.S. and other countries supporting middle east destabilization and regime change. These allegations have been made by Russia, the Syrian government, activists, and even Human Rights Watch in a public letter from March 20, 2012.

Whoever is responsible is a plague to society, a disgusting force willing to commit acts unfathomable to the vast majority of people on earth, and they need to be dismantled and punished. The level of brutal, gruesome torture being reported has escalated to a degree of inhumanity that makes me wonder what could ever make a human think this is necessary and acceptable. Whether the globalist-controlled U.S. government is behind the unthinkable abuses of the Syrian people, or the Syrian army is the perpetrator of the horrid crimes against humanity, whoever it is seems to be grasping with desperation to take, or keep, control. Or perhaps, this is all propaganda?

I have a few questions that I need to investigate: How often are deaths of opposition fighters reported? How many deaths have been recorded versus deaths of Syrian government soldiers? How many opposition deaths versus deaths of Syrian civilians? I need to look back, but there seems to be more Syrian government soldier deaths,  Syrian civilian deaths, and activists deaths reported in the media than rebel deaths. Why aren’t these rebels suffering more casualties ? How is this group of  supposedly disorganized, ordinary citizens who chose to take up arms against an unjust regime so skilled and able to avoid being completely eliminated by the established Syrian army? Did they get sniper training during the past year?

Protesters Demand Fast & Furious Documents At White House

2 Jul
English: Eric Holder at Obama-Biden National S...

English: Eric Holder at Obama-Biden National Security Press Conference on December 1, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At 10 am this morning, for about two hours, a group of about 30 independent activists will gather on the White House lawn to demand the release of the Fast and Furious documents requested from Attorney General Eric Holder, but are currently being withheld under executive privilege. On Thursday, AG Holder was being held in criminal and civil contempt of Congress for withholding the documents, however the media has been spun in a bizarre direction, citing racism towards AG Holder as the true reason for the charges. The American people seem to have ignored the public hearings, available for viewing on youtube, because if they had watched them, they would know the accusations clearly have nothing to do with race.

Make sure to get trending on Twitter. #FireHolder #FastandFurious

 

 

 

916 killed in Syria’s ‘bloodiest week’ | The Australian

28 Jun

916 killed in Syria’s ‘bloodiest week’ | The Australian

Close to 16,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of the Syrian revolt 15 months ago, a human rights watchdog says.

AND the past seven days have been the bloodiest so far with 916 deaths.

The pace of the killings has escalated,” the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

“The last week was the bloodiest week of the Syrian Revolution,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP by telephone. He said 916 people had been killed from June 20 to 26.

Of the 15,804 people killed since March last year, 4,681 had lost their lives since a UN-backed ceasefire was supposed to take effect on April 12, he said.

Of those, roughly a quarter – 1,197 – had been killed since the UN observer mission intended to oversee the peace plan suspended its operations on June 16 in the face of the mounting violence.

“The last month, from May 26 to June 26, was the deadliest since the start of the protests. During this period, 3,426 people were killed,” Abdel Rahman said.

The statistics were released after 129 people were killed in violence on Tuesday, 79 of them civilians, according to the Observatory’s figures.

The UN’s deputy envoy for Syria, Jean-Marie Guehenno, told the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday that the violence in Syria had “reached or even surpassed” levels seen before the ceasefire agreement and that a six-point peace plan forged by his boss, UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, “is clearly not being implemented”.

Senior diplomats said world powers would meet on Saturday in an attempt to end the bloodshed.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign MinisterSergey Lavrov would be joined by other top diplomats from UN Security Council nations and possibly neighbours of Syria.

Meanwhile, a report on UN probe into a massacre in the central Syrian village of Houla has concluded that forces loyal to the government “may have been responsible” for many of the deaths.

The report released to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva by UN-appointed human rights experts said most of the victims were women and children who were slaughtered in their homes.

The findings of the report triggered a walkout by the Syrian delegation as it was being read out.

“We will not participate in this flagrantly political meeting,” said Syrian ambassador Faisal Khabbaz Hamoui before leaving the hall.

The walkout came as the commission told the council that the unrest was taking on an increasingly sectarian basis.

“Where previously victims were targeted on the basis of their being pro or anti-government, a growing number of victims appear to have been targeted because of their religious affiliation,” said the report.

It said: “Gross violations of human rights are occurring regularly, in the context of increasingly militarised fighting.”

 

916 killed in Syria’s ‘bloodiest week’ | The Australian

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