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They're in various forms. They repeat with disturbing regularity. America's war on terror targets Islam. At issue is duplicitous scaremongering. It advances Washington's imperium.

Wars of aggression follow. False arrests target innocent victims. Terror threats repeat. They're strategically timed. They change the subject. They divert attention.

They fool most Americans. They do so most of the time. Here we go again. Media scoundrels march in lockstep. They regurgitate Big Lies.

On August 2, The New York Times headlined "Qaeda Messages Prompt US Terror Warning," saying:

"The United States intercepted electronic communications this week among senior operatives of Al Qaeda, in which the terrorists discussed attacks against American interests in the Middle East and North Africa, American officials said Friday."

"The intercepts and a subsequent analysis of them by American intelligence agenci ... Read more »
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WASHINGTON — The FBI gave its informants permission to break the law at least 5,658 times in a single year, according to newly disclosed documents that show just how often the nation's top law enforcement agency enlists criminals to help it battle crime.

The U.S. Justice Department ordered the FBI to begin tracking crimes by its informants more than a decade ago, after the agency admitted that its agents had allowed Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger to operate a brutal crime ring in exchange for information about the Mafia. The FBI submits that tally to top Justice Department officials each year, but has never before made it public.

Agents authorized 15 crimes a day, on average, including everything from buying and selling illegal drugs to bribing government officials and plotting robberies. FBI officials have said in the past that permitting their informants — who are often criminals themselves — to break ... Read more »

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Krishna Beacorn
 
"Jahar Rockstar"
 
(Verse 1)

"Oh, he plead Guilty? I don't think so/

The truth is bitter, let it sink slow/

I thought he confessed in the hospital/

Then again, you believe anything you're told/

Stupid haters, refused to use your brain plus/

 All you wanna do is abuse teenagers/

How does it feel ... Read more »
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I spy with my U.S. government eye: someone is tweeting you. Every day there seem to be more revelations of the U.S. government’s secret surveillance program by the NSA, tapping into user accounts, phone metadata and now social media networks of ordinary people.

In a rare instance of transparency, Twitter released its semiannual transparency report exposing a 40 percent rise in not only U.S. government requests, but also international governmental requests for users’ private information.

In the last six months, Twitter’s global network of micro blogging has received 1,157 data requests from the Obama administration, 87 from Japan and 26 from UK agencies. Although the majority of these requests come under court issued subpoenas, there are far more cases of U.S government surveillance as well as other international government surveillance that do not ... Read more »

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From Fox News to the Weekly Standard, neoconservatives have tried to paint terrorism as a largely or exclusively Islamic phenomenon. Their message of Islamophobia has been repeated many times since the George W. Bush era: Islam is inherently violent, Christianity is inherently peaceful, and there is no such thing as a Christian terrorist or a white male terrorist. But the facts don’t bear that out. Far-right white male radicals and extreme Christianists are every bit as capable of acts of terrorism as radical Islamists, and to pretend that such terrorists don’t exist does the public a huge disservice. Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev and the late Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev (the Chechen brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013) are both considered white and appear to have been motivated in part by radical Islam. And many terrori ... Read more »

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