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Finkelstein among Arrested at NY Rally Protesting Bloodbath by Israel in Gaza

Published on YouTube Jul 30, 2014

Russia Today introduction: Professor and activist Norman Finkelstein was arrested alongside several other protesters in New York City during a pro-Palestine demonstration for the end of the Israeli occupation in Gaza.

State Dept Distances Itself from Kiev's Missiles

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki: I know nothing

Published on YouTube Jul 29, 2014

Russia Today introduction: In the past two days, Kiev’s forces have launched several short-range ballistic missiles into areas in eastern Ukraine controlled by self-defense forces, CNN reported, citing US government sources. However State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki offered no comment on the issue.

Candidate for Office Advocates Proposed Army Downsizing on Oahu

By Oahu Council for Army Downsizing

July 28, 2014

Waianae, Hawaii - District 44 Candidate AL Frenzel concurs with proposed Army personnel cuts for Oahu and recommends an orderly transfer of Schofield, Wheeler and other facilities to the state of Hawaii.

The Department of Defense's recently released Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR 2014) calls for a reduction of as many as 130,000 active duty Army soldiers worldwide. To meet this fiscally constrained personnel cap the Army identified bases within 19 States to absorb these cuts; Hawaii is on the Army's cut list. Bases in Hawaii now being considered by the Army to meet these cuts include Schofield Barracks (16,000) and Fort Shafter (3,800). Retired Army colonel and candidate for state house District 44 (Wai'anae, Makaha, Ma'ili, and Makua) AL Frenzel recently announced his support for these drastic cuts. Frenzel recommends the State of Hawaii embrace these cuts and he calls for the return of Schofield Barracks, Wheeler AAF, Dillingham, Makua, and Kolekole pass access to the State of Hawaii.

Schofield Barracks' 2,861 family housing units and unaccompanied barracks facilities house 37,799 soldiers and their family members. Frenzel believes these newly built and newly renovated facilities would make a huge dent in DHHL's waiting list as well as providing accommodations for the growing homeless population on Oahu. He claims, "These homes could immediately provide truly affordable housing to deserving beneficiaries that have been on DHHL's waiting list for more than a lifetime in many cases."

The bases, property and facilities Frenzel recommends be turned over to the State are worth over one hundred billion dollars. Frenzel claims the value of these assets (most of which are new or completely renovated over the past 15 years) would greatly outweigh the short-term economic impact of losing the soldiers' payroll and local jobs supporting the Army in Hawaii. Frenzel claims the amount of money military members spend off base is often exaggerated and the construction boom on these installations is over. He states, "Many of the contactors that support base facilities would still be needed as the housing, facilities and infrastructure will still need to be maintained. Moreover, there will be many new contractor jobs necessary to clean up and mitigate environmental hazards that in some cases, such as the live fire ranges, may take decades to clean up.

When asked about the importance of Army forces on Oahu to national defense and regional military strategy, Frenzel commented that without critical cargo ships and readily available cargo airlift, the division at Schofield is isolated and severely handicapped by the tyranny of distance in the
Pacific. Army forces from the west coast can deploy much quicker to any hotspot in the Pacific. More importantly, he believes the Army on Oahu lacks critically needed 'forced entry' capability to allow it to enter hostile environments, a capability already possessed by the U.S. Marines presently on Oahu and throughout the Pacific. Frenzel stated, "The taxpayer cannot afford to pay for redundant forces competing to do the same job, especially when one [Army in Hawaii] is not capable or designed to deploy directly into the fray like the Marine forces in the Pacific are designed to
do.

AL Frenzel has recently established the Oahu Council for Army Downsizing. He is inviting like-minded organizations throughout Oahu to be represented on the Council to join in a concerted effort to influence Oahu's citizens and their elected representatives to embrace the proposed downsizing.

Frenzel believes the state of Hawaii should not fight this issue as the other 18 States will desperately do, but instead, willingly agree to the cuts and ask the Congress and President Obama for a financial transition assistance package to ease the short-term impact that will affect some
businesses and jobs on Oahu. Organizations can find more information on the Oahu Council for Army Downsizing at www.OC4AD.com.

Frenzel said, "This is a 'once-in-a-century' opportunity; if military forces on Oahu are not cut during this round, then nothing will change militarily on Oahu — there will never be another round of cuts like this in any of our lifetimes."

AL Frenzel is a retired military colonel who wrote about, studied and taught force structuring of the Armed Forces at the U.S. Army War College between 1999 to 2002. He has been a resident of Makaha for 12 years, where he owns two businesses and is running for House District 44 (Wai'anae, Makaha, Ma'ili, and Makua).

More information:

www.oc4ad.com

www.alfrenzel.com

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Honduran President: America Is Responsible for Its Flood of Illegal Aliens

Breitbart

July 24, 2014

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández said the mixed messages from the Obama administration on the country's immigration laws have contributed to thousands of his citizens believing that amnesty awaits them across the U.S.-Mexico border.

In an interview with Time before Obama met with the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador at the White House on Wednesday evening, Hernandez said, "The lack of clarity of U.S. immigration policy" was one of the primary factors compelling migrants to make harrowing journeys to the United States.

He said smugglers and coyotes are "disgracefully" convincing Hondurans to make journeys to America by telling them, "Now is when you can bring your child from Central America.”

Read more . . .

Israel's Demonic Treatment and Future Plans for the People of Gaza

Israel has been inflicting slaughter and miserable, grinding poverty under prison-like conditions on Gazans for years. Israel wants their land and its gas reserves. With the support of the U.S., what Israel wants, Israel gets.

Links:

Israel's confiscation of Palestinian land over the years [The Muslim Times] Aug 2011

Gaza Strip, Israel & West Bank map

Hamas MP: Potential gas discovered off Gaza shore [The Times of Israel] Feb 25, 2014

America Is the Only Country with a Favorable View of Israel [Washington's Blog] Jul 25, 2014

Israel Attack on USS Liberty during 1967 Six-Day War Full-Length Documentary [Hawaii Political Info]

Jews made deal to bring the U.S. into WWI & WWII Testimony by Benjamin Freedman, Jewish political insider who became a Christian [YouTube, 44 min]

Israel, Zionism & Jews   Extensive collection of articles & videos [Hawaii Political Info]

No Radiation from Fukushima in Tests off the West Coast

The Telegraph

July 30, 2014

Tests of water off the US West Coast have found no signs of radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, although low levels of radiation are ultimately expected to reach the US shore.

Results obtained this week in tests of water gathered by an Oregon conservation group and tested by East Coast scientists came in as expected with no Fukushima-linked radiation, and five more tests are planned at six-month intervals to see if radiation levels will climb.

"We've seen radiation halfway across the Pacific, north of Hawaii, but in US waters there has been none, yet," Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution senior scientist Ken Buesseler said.

Read more . . .

IDF Reservist: Propagandized Israelis Want More Palestinian Deaths

Some reservists are refusing to take part in the ongoing mass murders.

Jeff Sessions on Obama's Executive Amnesty: Congress Faces 'Time of Choosing' at 'Perilous Hour'

Breitbart

By Tony Lee

July 28, 2014

It's now or never for opponents of President Barack Obama's lawlessness on illegal immigration.

Saying America faces a "perilous hour," and members of Congress are entering a "momentous week" when it comes to the future of the separation of powers, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) urged his colleagues on Monday to "be counted" and "stand up" to Obama's "lawless actions, and sponsor legislation that will block him" from granting amnesty to millions more illegal immigrants.

He also urged colleagues to "oppose any border supplemental that does" not prevent Obama from using federal money to implement more executive actions on immigration. Simply put, Sessions said, there is "no middle ground" when it comes to Obama's potential nullification of federal immigration laws.

Obama has indicated that he will enact more executive actions and grant work permits--in contravention of federal law--to possibly eight million more illegal immigrants once Congress leaves for its August recess after this week. Sessions has been urging Congress to support bills like Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) that would prevent Obama from granting temporary amnesty to future illegal immigrants.

"Our response now is of great import," Sessions said on the Senate floor. "It will define the scope of executive and congressional powers for years to come. If President Obama is not stopped in this action, and he exceeds his powers by attempting to execute such a massive amnesty contrary to law, the moral authority for any immigration henceforth will be eviscerated."

Read more . . .

US & UK Bound and Determined to Ignite Unwinnable Nuclear War with Russia

Paul Craig Roberts

PaulCraigRoberts.org

July 28, 2014

By Paul Craig Roberts

The extraordinary propaganda being conducted against Russia by the US and UK governments and Ministries of Propaganda, a.k.a., the “Western media,” have the purpose of driving the world to war that no one can win. European governments need to rouse themselves from insouciance, because Europe will be the first to be vaporized due to the US missile bases that Europe hosts to guarantee its “security.”

As reported by Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge, the Russian response to the extra-legal ruling of a corrupt court in the Netherlands, which had no jurisdiction over the case on which it ruled, awarding $50 billion dollars from the Russian government to shareholders of Yukos, a corrupt entity that was looting Russia and evading taxes, is telling. Asked what Russia would do about the ruling, an advisor to President Putin replied, “There is a war coming in Europe. Do you really think this ruling matters?”

The West has ganged up on Russia, because the West is totally corrupt. The wealth of the elites is based not only on looting weaker countries whose leaders can be purchased (read John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man for instruction on how the looting works), but also on looting their own citizens. The American elites excel at looting their fellow citizens and have wiped out most of the US middle class in the new 21st century.

In contrast, Russia has emerged from tyranny and from a government based on lies, while the US and UK submerge into tyranny shielded by lies. Western elites desire to loot Russia, a juicy prize, and there stands Putin in the way. The solution is to get rid of him like they got rid of President Yanukovich in Ukraine.

The looting elites and the neoconservative hegemonists have the same goal: make Russia a vassal state. This goal unites the Western financial imperialists with the political imperialists.

I have recorded for readers the propaganda that is used in order to demonize Putin and Russia. But even I was stunned by the astounding and vicious lies in the UK publication The Economist on July 26. The cover is Putin’s face in a spider web, and, you guessed it, the cover story is “A Web of Lies.” http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21608645-vladimir-putins-epic-dece...

You need to read this propaganda both in order to see the gutter level of propaganda in the West and the obvious drive to war with Russia. There is no evidence whatsoever in the story to support The Economist’s wild accusations and demand for the end of Western “appeasement” of Russia and the harshest possible action against Putin.

The kind of reckless lies and transparent propaganda that comprises The Economist’s story has no other purpose than to drive the world to war.

The Western elites and governments are not merely totally corrupt, they are insane. As I have previously written, don’t expect to live much longer. In this video one of Putin’s advisors and Russian journalists speak openly of US plans for a first strike on Russia:
http://financearmageddon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/official-warning-u-s-to-...

Copyright © Paul Craig Roberts 2014

About Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments and his Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

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