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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

US Police Out of Control

by Kevin Barrett, TruthJihad.com, first published in Farsi at Vatenemrooz Newspaper

[This was written before the Grand Jury decision and resulting protests in Ferguson. I just discussed the Ferguson situation with Gordon Duff and Richie Allen on Truth Jihad Radio.]

The shootings of unarmed Missouri teenagers Michael Brown and Vonderitt Myers Jr. have sparked huge protests and called attention to the systematic abuse of African-Americans by police. But Brown and Myers are not the only victims.

According to the FBI, at least 404 Americans were killed by police last year. The real number is probably much higher, since the FBI relies on voluntary reporting from local police departments, and many killings went unreported. Though the FBI does not identify victims of police shootings by race, it is safe to assume that African-Americans were disproportionately represented.

The Brown and Myers protests are addressing a larger problem. American police departments are out of control. Beatings of innocent civilians are common, killings are shockingly frequent, and African-Americans are the main victims. Black Americans fear for their own safety, and the safety of their children, at the hands of police.

Even white Americans fear police. When I lived in high-crime neighborhoods of San Francisco, California, I was more worried about the police than the criminals. On one occasion I was attacked by two policemen simply because they thought I was not being sufficiently respectful. They repeatedly slammed my head into a concrete wall and then into the pavement, gave me a sprained arm, and crushed my wrists leaving me with permanent nerve damage. At the police station they took turns with one holding me and the other punching me in front of fellow officers and the receptionist. Based on conversations with other Americans in big cities, especially black Americans, my experience was not unusual.

When I filed a complaint against the officers who abused me, the police (including witnesses) all lied and the officers were exonerated. Lawyers told me that police in San Francisco abuse thousands of people every year, routinely lie about it, and are virtually never punished. Lawsuits are only successful in extreme situations with high medical expenses.

Few if any other nations have such violent police. In England, not one person was killed by police last year, and the English police only discharged weapons on three occasions.

American police, by contrast, fire their weapons on a regular basis. Just last year in my city of Madison, Wisconsin - a relatively safe, low-crime, mostly-white middle-class university town - people are now being shot dead by police multiple times per year. This past spring, police killed three people in a single week. One was a woman with a gun was shot dead for "failing to follow police commands."

In 2012 a harmless, completely non-violent Madison man named Paul Heenan was gunned down by a mad dog cop named Stephen Heimsness. This vicious police bully had a long history of abusive behavior, including firing his gun wildly in a parking garage and beating an innocent man into a bloody pulp. Yet he was allowed to commit first degree murder - killing a harmless, unarmed man for the crime of not following police orders - without spending a single day in jail. Only an aroused community response finally forced him out of the Madison Police Department.

Why are American police so violent? One reason is that the USA is a violent society. It was founded on genocide and slavery; greedy psychopaths from all over the world emigrated to the USA where they could be free from social restrictions (such as empathy and responsibility for others) and fight and claw their way to wealth and power. People willing to kill Indians and exploit African slaves could easily make a lot of money. And when Africans and Native Americans resisted oppression, they were violently abused or killed. On top of this "frontier heritage" came the ethnic organized crime gangs that ran American cities: Irish, Jews, and Italians were especially notorious for forming ethnic mafias. Today, other ethnicities including Blacks and Latinos continue the tradition, dealing drugs and getting in gun battles. The police may feel they need to be even more violent than the gangs if they are to maintain the upper hand; and since organized crime has so much money, the police end up becoming corrupted and criminalized.

Another reason for the psychopathic violence of American police is the training they get from Israel, a nation whose soldiers and police routinely murder children for sport. A long list of US police departments, including the San Francisco Police Department that abused me, are trained by Israel. Then Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, a US-Israeli dual citizen, signed an agreement with Israel in 2007 that greatly increased the Israelification of American police. The increased pace of police shootings may be the result of US police being trained by a nation that specializes in genocide.

Today, Americans are becoming increasingly aware of the problem of police violence and racism. Brutal police actions are getting caught on video and posted on the internet, where lying police officers cannot make them disappear. For example, a recent Press TV story was headlined: "New video shows US police shot black man 45 times like 'firing squad'." The story concerned one of many such videos showing police committing cold-blooded murder. The victim, Milton Hall, had committed the two crimes of being black and mentally ill.

African-Americans, like Palestinians, are tired of being shot down like dogs. If America does not reform its police departments soon, an American intifada - civil unrest or even long-overdue revolution - may be the result.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Iran nuclear deal a win-win….so the Zionists are trying to kill it

Michael Brenner, a Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, writes in Moment of Truth: Iran and Obama: "The nuclear negotiations with Iran are in their eleventh hour. By Monday we’ll know whether a resolution has been reached or a new crisis of the first order added to the conflagrations in the Middle East – indeed, one that will exacerbate all the others."

CIA vet and Georgetown professor Paul Pillar asks "Will the Iran Deal-Wreckers Prevail?" And I think we all know who those deal-wreckers are. Below is the English version of my remarks quoted in yesterday's Fars News Agency story.

The nuclear negotiations between the 5 + 1 group and Iran ought to succeed. Even US and Israeli intelligence agree that Iran is not building nuclear weapons, so this is really a non-crisis that ought to be resolved forthwith. Most of the participants have reasons for wanting the talks to succeed. The Iranian side wants to end the sanctions. The Europeans want to be able to trade with Iran. Russia and China generally support Iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy. And the Obama administration (at least the realist faction, which includes the President) would like to leave normalization of relations with Iran as part of its legacy.  

The only serious force opposing a deal is Israel and its agents in the various P5+1 countries, especially the US. Unfortunately the Republican Party, which is dominated by hard-line Zionists, just took over Congress, which may complicate Obama's prospects for reaching a deal that seriously displeases Netanyahu and getting congressional approval. So we will have to wait and see whether Israel, a small nation that is the world's worst international outlaw, manages to sink this important initiative that is supported by almost everyone else on earth. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"WTC Demolition Participant Murdered?" - story going viral!

"Accidental drowning"…but weighted down?!

Was Michael Calabrese murdered to prevent him from talking about his participation in the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7?
That is the explosive charge leveled by an anonymous source calling himself “Dave Adam.” According to former NSA officer turned whistleblowing journalist Wayne Madsen, “Adam” fears for his life in the wake of Calabrese’s apparent murder.
In an exclusive interview with Truth Jihad Radio, Wayne Madsen explained that pseudonymous source Dave Adam came forward during the past two weeks…

Full story: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/17/calabrese/

Friday, November 14, 2014

Will Zionist ISIS bomb al-Aqsa? and other stories

Recent stuff you may have missed:

Will Zionist ISIS bomb al-Aqsa? 

 Powerful right-wing leaders inside Israel conspired to bomb Masjid al-Aqsa in 1980. If they try again, it’s World War III.   http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/07/isil-aqsa/

Other stories I neglected to post here:

Canadian Defence Minister exposes NWO, UFOs http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/05/hellyer/

 Ashura-JFK-9/11 and the beauty of Shia Islam  http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/03/ashura/