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In the Same Week, the US and UK Hide Their War Crimes by Invoking "National Security" — Colonel Ian Henderson was a British official dubbed "the Butcher of Bahrain" because of atrocities he repeatedly committed during the 30 years he served as chief security official of that Middle Eastern country. His reign of terror began when Bahrain was a British "protectorate" and continued when the post-"independence" Bahraini King retained him in the same position.

David Brooks: our nation’s premier expert warrior — (updated below - Update II) In today's New York Times , the grizzled warrior David Brooks performs a chest-beating war dance over Afghanistan of the type he and his tough guy comrades perfected in the run-up to the Iraq War. It's filled with self-glorifying "war-is-hell" neocon platitudes that make the speaker feel tough and strong.

GCHQ's Rainbow Lights: Exploiting Social Issues for Militarism and Imperialism — Over the weekend, the British surveillance agency GCHQ - the most extremist and invasive in the west - bathed its futuristic headquarters with rainbow-colored lights "as a symbol of the intelligence agency's commitment to diversity" and to express solidarity with "International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia."

The same motive for anti-US 'terrorism' is cited over and over — (updated below - Update II - Update III) News reports purporting to describe what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told US interrogators should, for several reasons, be taken with a huge grain of salt.

Greatest Threat to Free Speech Comes Not From Terrorism, But From Those Claiming to Fight it — We learned recently from Paris that the western world is deeply and passionately committed to free expression and ready to march and fight against attempts to suppress it. That's a really good thing, since there are all sorts of severe suppression efforts underway in the west - perpetrated not by The Terrorists but by the western politicians claiming to fight them.

Email Exchange Between CBC and Public Safety Minister Blaney's Spokesman on BDS Prosecutions — As I wrote about this morning, the CBC reported today that "the Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel." Various devotees of Israel, such as David Frum, spent the morning insisting that the CBC story is false.

Email Exchange Between CBC and Public Safety Minister Blarney's Spokesman on BDS Prosecutions

Canadian Government, After Exploiting Charlie Hebdo Attack, Threatens to Prosecute Advocates of Israel Boycott

US Government Labeled Al Jazeera Journalist as Al Qaeda — The U.S. government labeled a prominent journalist as a member of Al Qaeda and placed him on a watch list of suspected terrorists, according to a top-secret document that details U.S. intelligence efforts to track Al Qaeda couriers by analyzing metadata.

Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza — The Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on Gaza last summer.
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May 22, 2015

A truly great editor RT @nytimesbusiness Janine Gibson, Editor Who Led Team That Won Pulitzer, Leaves The Guardian

May 22, 2015

@hopkins2914 @MonaHol @ChrisRulon @imlikenew Yes, a "connection" was "mentioned" by insane liars who will say anything.

May 22, 2015

@hopkins2914 @MonaHol @ChrisRulon @imlikenew LOL - I've never met, spoken to or worked for or with Larry Silverstein on anything. Ever.

May 22, 2015

@MonaHol @hopkins2914 @ChrisRulon @imlikenew They just invent facts, spew the lies, then congratulate themselves on their insight & courage

May 22, 2015

@hopkins2914 @ChrisRulon @MonaHol @imlikenew Someone's claiming I represented Larry Silverstein? The internet can be a cesspool of idiocy.

May 22, 2015

RT @the_intercept: Senior military officers, FBI contractors among members of "outlaw motorcycle gangs" profiled in leaked ATF report.

May 22, 2015

FBI used Patriot Act to obtain 'large collections' of Americans' data, DoJ finds - by @attackerman…

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