Monday, June 13, 2011

US Soviet Style Government and Policing

The below text was placed in [this piece] as a comment.

I became aware of what was really going on in the mid 1990s. The police were recruiting ordinary citizens and criminals to be part of their cop gang. These "informants" would help set up citizens and in the process of revenue collecting and property confiscation. Those who owned rental or commercial property, were contractors, or had businesses in downtown shops were targets for arrest, prison, and losing everything if they weren't mob, town hall, and cop connected.

I was asked to become an informant. I refused. I became a prime target. What is happening to me, is happening to all of you. I have just seen the potential of the evil of the other side, face to face. Most of you haven't.

Your tax dollars fund drug dealing, prostitution, and crime. Police aren't law enforcement, they are crime farmers. Police use their gangs to also identify gun owners, and covertly are involving gun owner victims in the legal system to confiscate guns. Good behavior, taxpaying, home ownership, family raising, and independence is punished, parasitic criminal behavior is rewarded. That is why the US economy is tanking.

There is either civilian oversight of courts and police, or we have what we have. We need to elect police chiefs and we need to elect civilian heads of court systems, or the elite thieves will continue down their current path.

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The below text placed in [this article] on FBI Violent Crime Statistics.

Pacification and Police State Official Terrorism

I've talked with a retired FBI agent in Connecticut. He told me that whistle blowers and citizens who report crimes to the FBI are more likely to be arrested and prosecuted than the subject of the tip.

If the FBI planned, supplied the materials, sent morons on a mission, and allowed the WTC to be blown up in 1993, the FBI is a domestic terrorist organization.

If the FBI would hire white supremest Hal Turner to incite others into violent behavior using tax dollars. The FBI is responsible for trying to raise the violent crime figures.

Because of the current FBI, State Police Intelligence Agencies, and Homeland Security misconduct, we have this.

Why are we not asking how are tax dollars are really being spent. Why aren't we babysitting these official psychopaths who have proven they can't be trusted, and have proven that they lie more often than they tell the truth?

Look at the FBI mascot, J. Edgar Hoover. Who was he, what did he do, and what was he? Should a "person" like that have his name on anything official or law enforcement? Let's first take that criminal's name off of everything FBI.

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The below text was placed as comment to this [ article] written by Daniel Ellsberg.

Police unofficial policies

James Corbett of the the Corbett Report does an excellent job breaking down Barack Obama hypocrisy. [video]

The corporate banking take over of America was evident before 9-11 in police unofficial policies.

Sgt. Sam Izzarelli, now LT of Troop C, Connecticut State Police Ellington, Tolland, Somers, and Stafford Springs, Connecticut, told me that contractors, landlords, and the self-employed are targets of the police for arrests, prosecution, and prison. So, legal pursuits of happiness and business are prosecuted in the US. An art business in Stafford was a target of police because they thought it brought in "the wrong crowd" to almost Lilly White Stafford. "The Pizza Dude" who opened a pizza shop looked Hawaiian and got the buxom blonds the young State Police Officers wanted so he was run out of town, wrecking his business. Property owners who were not okay with Mafia, State Police sponsored drug dealing, or who were not part of in crowd were targets for prison and property loss. Izzarelli is fine with his committing perjury, filing false reports, and is fine with other police officers acting as organized crime.

This is America, border to border. Either the police and courts, protect and serve us, or they serve the official terrorism of those puppeteering the US Government. Currently they are rigged for the puppeteers.

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I placed the below text in [this Opednews article] written by Sibel Edmonds:

Prosecute Obama

Sibel, I applaud what you and James Corbett are doing and re-posted the videos and your links here.

I think Obama should be protested at every turn. There should be no more expanding of wars, such as in Libya, Yemen, and Pakistan? If a 3rd off the Pentagon's war and black budget money is gong to Columbia, does that mean a main "job" taxpayers are funding is heroin and cocaine smuggling? I ask that Michelle Obama not be asked to a fund raiser in Vermont.

The EPA, OSHA, and other alphabet agencies have been given more tax dollars to sink the self-employed and small business. I wonder if the OSHA LEAN Awareness training that is being instituted in American production to get rid of permanent works for temps to decide if big business will save money offshoring could be applied to the Congress and Senate. If Obama is a puppet dictator for corporate banksters, why is a Senate and Congressional puppet show also needed, isn't that a waste?

Police, before 9-11, were going after the self-employed and small business, and were using tax dollars to fund drug dealing and crime. Why should we pay to reward bad and punish good? Why should tax dollars be abused so young White males in State Police Homeland Security goon squads eliminate dating competition for attractive women they spy on?

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Two posts, with links, which I think best highlight the corporate banksters takeover of America from the downtown level, up, below.

Connecticut State Police Brutality, Judicial Misconduct, and Public Corruption in a nutshell:


Monday, June 6, 2011

Secret Wars of CIA Have Cost Taxpayers Billions

The below re-posted from

By Sherwood Ross (about the author)

It's been estimated the Iraq war, besides making that country pretty much unlivable, will flush $3 trillion in U.S. taxpayer dollars down the Pentagon drain. Nobel Prize economist Joseph Stiglitz, who made that cost estimate, wrote with co-author Linda Bilmes in The Washington Post March 9, 2008, "The Iraq adventure has seriously weakened the U.S. can't spend $3 trillion---yes, $3 trillion ---on a failed war abroad and not feel the pain at home."

The Stiglitz study is well known and is a factor in making many Americans want to get out of Iraq. (A CNN poll this January found two-thirds opposed the war.) But other costly wars have been waged by the White House, Pentagon, and CIA that have been kept largely secret. Their costs ran into the billions of dollars and not only cheated uninformed taxpayers but lacerated innocent nations, turning their populations against us, and ruined for American business countries that should have been harmonious trading partners.

Take El Salvador. President John Kennedy in the early Sixties worked to help El Salvador's military set up ORDEN, a rural paramilitary network, and ANSESAL, an intelligence agency, that were the forerunners of the dreaded Death Squads. Between 1980 and 1992, the U.S. literally waged a war to help the government suppress El Salvador's poverty-struck people. The CIA created right-wing Death Squads to murder labor leaders who fought on behalf of the poor for decent wages. By the time those killer bands had finished their slaughter, 75,000 civilians lay dead and "the U.S. Treasury depleted by six billion dollars," according to journalist William Blum's "Rogue State" from Common Courage Press.

" Officially, the U.S. Military presence in El Salvador was limited to an advisory capacity. In actuality, military and CIA personnel played a more active role on a continuous basis," Blum writes. "About 20 Americans were killed or wounded in helicopter and plane crashes while flying reconnaissance or other missions over combat areas, and considerable evidence surfaced of a U.S. role in the ground fighting as well."

That the CIA was involved up to its ears in the blood-bath is more than a hollow assertion. The man known as the "father" of El Salvador's notorious Death Squads, General Jose Alberto Medrano, told The Progressive magazine at the time that his killer outfits were established with the support of the CIA. What's more, Covert Action magazine reported that in 1963 the Pentagon's Green Beret Col. Arthur Simons of Panama sent 10 Army Special Forces men to help Medrano set up the first paramilitary Death Squad. These Green Berets carried out political assassinations in coordination with Salvadoran military, that magazine said.

Besides Green Berets, The Progressive identified both the State Department and the Agency for International Development(AID) as participating in the concerted effort to suppress dissent. As far as Medrano was concerned, anyone who took the side of employees against corporate owners was a Communist. "You discover the communist by the way he talks," Gen. Medrano said. "Generally, he speaks against Yankee imperialism, he speaks against the oligarchy, he speaks against military men. We can spot them easily."

Medrano added, "In this revolutionary war, the enemy comes from our people. They don't have the rights of Geneva. They are traitors to the country. What can the troops do? When they find them, they kill them." (So much for free speech and human rights.)

One of the "enemies" was Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero who urged soldiers to stop killing on grounds they were "not obliged to obey an order contrary to the law of God"---a comment that is as relevant today as the hour it was uttered. The very next day while saying mass in a cancer hospital chapel, Romero was shot dead. According to Craig Pyes, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, the Salvadoran National Guard also set up safe houses "where they tortured and then murdered those they considered 'subversives.' Their idea was to cleanse the country of hundreds of thousands of people."

President Reagan not only funded the savage El Salvador government, he used that nation, as well as Guatemala and Honduras, as springboards to attack Nicaragua. James Carroll, in his award-winning "House of War"( Houghton Mifflin), said Reagan "increased what had been relatively modest support to three of the most repressive regimes in the world, just as their police-state methods reached new levels of savagery, all in the name of staving off the Marxists."

Just why the U.S. Developed Death Squads in El Salvador may have something to do with profit-hungry US corporations operating Central America. As Carroll sees it, "More than two thirds of the region's people had been made desperately poor over three generations by an American-sponsored, single-crop, agri-business economy that had made a mere 5 percent of the population fabulously wealthy."

" The Latin oligarchs were not owners, exactly," Carroll explains, "but in effect agents of such American companies as United Fruit and Domino Sugar, and multinational corporations like Gulf & Western. Dictators had been installed in these countries to protect this U.S. dominance."

The slaughter in El Salvador, in which the CIA played a primary role, expresses the duality of U.S. foreign policy---where the White House espouses freedom and self-determination for all peoples while the reality, kept from the knowledge of the American public, is a policy of oppression to serve the interests of misguided U.S. corporate officials exploiting foreign labor. Should it be a surprise that after years of busting labor unions from El Salvador to Iraq, US politicians are attempting to do the same Stateside? Is it surprising that after denying millions of people the world over their fundamental right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the U.S. Congress has extended the Patriot Act and President Obama has assumed kingly powers, including the right to arrest anyone and throw away the key?

In this stunning disintegration of American democracy, the CIA is regularly found siding with the worst corporate interests---big oil companies such as BP that want government to punish those who expect them to agree to a fair profit; agricultural giants that want cheap labor to maximize short-term profits; and so forth. Such firms are afraid of both free enterprise and fair enterprise, and have turned the face of the nation towards unbridled corporate fascism. Like the Ku Klux Klan of old, the CIA is the new illegal, "invisible empire," one that works harmoniously with its one-time employee, President Obama, to serve the needs of the Empire. The Republic is dead.#

(Sherwood Ross is a Miami-based public relations consultant for good causes who also writes on political and military topics.)

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