Saturday, March 14, 2009 20:57
“Assassination Unit” Still Active Under Obama, Including
Revelations that a political assassination unit which reported solely
to Dick Cheney was in operation during the Bush administration are absent
the fact that the unit in question, the Joint Special Operations Command,
has been active for decades, has been deployed domestically in the U.S.,
has killed U.S. citizens, and is an integral part of Barack Obama’s
expanded wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Seeks Fleet Of Massive DARPA Spy Blimps
The Pentagon has announced intentions to launch an entire fleet of giant
450-foot-long airships which will act as a massive airborne radar system
providing perpetual surveillance of vehicles, planes and people on the
Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth
It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President
Barack Obama’s high levels of popularity, and to conclude that
these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work
of his administration.
Global Mission Creep
Like the military-industrial complex itself, NATO is kept alive and
growing by entrenched economic interests, institutional inertia and
an official mindset resembling paranoia, with think tanks looking around
desperately for “threats”.
Makes up the IPCC?
Suzanne Goldenberg recently complained in the UK Guardian about the
ICCC (International Conference on Climate Change) global warming “deniers”.
Justice Dept. defends Rumsfeld in torture case In a brief filed Thursday evening, Obama Justice Department
lawyers extended many of the same arguments made by Bush attorneys
— that top government officials have qualified immunity from
prosecution and that Guantanamo detainees do not have constitutional
rights to due process.
Leader Says He Is ‘Worried’ Over U.S. Treasuries
The Chinese premier Wen Jiabao expressed concern on Friday about
the safety of China’s $1 trillion investment in American government
debt, the world’s largest such holding, and urged the Obama
administration to provide assurances that its investment would keep
its value in the face of a global financial crisis.