Doesn't suffer fools well
Join Date: Apr 2006
A little on technology and evidence...
A Vietnam-era-- long before PhotoShop, CIA photographer told me, in the early 80's-- also before PhotoShop, that he could have created a convincing photo (shadows and perspective right, etc.) of me doing anything those wanting to get rid of me would have wanted to have a picture of me doing. The CIA, by the way, are the President's homeland and away team. Remember Vince Foster being found across the street from CIA headquarters at Ft. Marcy Park, where it obviously-- obvious at least after an FBI forensic team literally screened the soil in the park-- had been transported?
How does that oath of office about protecting the Constitution go, "against all enemies both foreign and domestic?"
And, by the way, the sanction for a U.S. agent to go anywhere in the world to whack someone deemed a threat to national security is nothing new under the Obama administration. What's new is saying it aloud in public. Ian Fleming and others wrote about it for years. Many of the exceptionally skilled former military, who were obviously willing (Many/most infantry shoot over the enemy's heads), out there, have been contacted by recruiters who were quite explicit: I guarantee that it is not that exclusive of a club.
Today, we have digital recorders smaller than cell phones that work pretty well but the recordings are easier to manipulate than even the best older technology, e.g., http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/inde...ew_and_History.
But consider that what matters for the probable cause statement is not the recording but the witness affidavit. There's a reason that those conducting a surveillance are listening to telephone calls in real time, having an undercover guy "wear a wire" rather than a recorder, etc. Its about someone who can actually testify that something happened.
Photo, audio, and increasingly video evidence is suspect to all but consumers of the so called mass media of news who swallow as voraciously as a largemouth hitting a fast-moving plug. It takes quite a bit to disgorge such hooks. It is from such pools that prosecutors angle for jurors.
That said, little surprises me, these days. I'll take that back: The dreams and even waking thoughts I had after heart surgery that I was told was normal and included "labile emotions," surprised me such that I immediately stopped taking even required aspirin. Had my mother-in-law still been around, rest her soul, I might have shared some dark thoughts that could have been rearranged by my editors.
Furthermore, I've yet to meet an attorney I trust absolutely. And worse, Ed admits coming out of a Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) background, recovering as it were, as did the Branch Davidian Seventh-day Adventists, which might as well be Jews theologically and some of them racially, e.g., SDA darling theologian, also a racial Jew, Clifford Goldstein. I might add that the craziest, most ruthless supremacists I've ever met, were SDA.
A holier-than-thou multi-generational Adventist I thought I knew ended-up an accessory to an attempted murder and then suborned perjury in another probably related murder trial and has spent her life both before and afterward trying to convince everyone she knew that she was a saint herself. She was/is as sick as anyone I've even met. I'd never heard of the SDA religion before. Her mother was a mess and her father wasn't around when she was growing up and it made her man-crazy to the point she's committed multiple felonies. And thanks to a lifetime of brainwashing her arguably adult daughter is now a third world SDA missionary. As a juror, I could entertain how someone deciding to kill her mother timely might not have seemed so much like murder but preventative pest control. I mean, they shoot horses, don't they?
Hopefully the wife and mother weren't dyed-in-the-wool SDA or he's going to have an uphill battle-- those two now being at least maybe suspicious of him and ready to turn state's evidence for God knows what they know about him. But, from what little I know other than his remarkable writing and thinking, I'm betting he's as innocent of the actual elements of murder for hire as its possible to be.
And Steele is clearly a potential threat not only to lawyers & judges, but the Mormons, probably the Adventists, and certainly Jews and Israel, not to mention "national security." Hopefully we're not going to oblige our enemies by starting to eat one of those apparently our own here. Americans are silent in the face of piracy in the service of Israeli genocide, which shows you the times.
Roberts amused by interviewer's obvious Zionist programming
ARTICLE mentioned in the video is here: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...t=va&aid=19456
America 's Complicity in Evil
by Paul Craig Roberts
Global Research, June 1, 2010
OpEdNews - 2010-05-31
As I write at 5pm on Monday, May 31, all day has passed since the early morning reports of the Israeli commando attack on the unarmed ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, and there has been no response from President Obama except to say that he needed to learn "all the facts about this morning's tragic events" and that Israeli prime minister Netanyahu had canceled his plans to meet with him at the White House.
Thus has Obama made America complicit once again in Israel's barbaric war crimes. Just as the US Congress voted to deep-six Judge Goldstone's report on Israel's war crimes committed in Israel's January 2009 invasion of Gaza, Obama has deep-sixed Israel's latest act of barbarism by pretending that he doesn't know what has happened.
No one in the world will believe that Israel attacked ships in international waters carrying Israeli citizens, a Nobel Laureate, elected politicians, and noted humanitarians bringing medicines and building materials to Palestinians in Gaza, who have been living in the rubble of their homes without repairs or medicines since January 2009, without first clearing the crime with its American protector. Without America's protection, Israel, a totally artificial state, could not exist.
No one in the world will believe that America's spy apparatus did not detect the movement of the Israeli attack force toward the aid ships in international waters in an act of piracy, killing 20, wounding 50, and kidnapping the rest.
Obama's pretense at ignorance confirms his complicity.
Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of Israel, and every American president except Eisenhower and Carter has agreed.
Obama's 12-hour silence in the face of extreme barbarity is his signal to the controlled corporate media to remain on the sidelines until Israeli propaganda sets the story.
The Israeli story, preposterous as always, is that the humanitarians on one of the ships took two pistols from Israeli commandos, highly trained troops armed with automatic weapons, and fired on the attack force. The Israeli government claims that the commandos' response (70 casualties at last reporting) was justified self-defense. Israel was innocent. Israel did not do anything except drop commandos aboard from helicopters in order to intercept an arms shipment to Gazans being brought in by ships manned by terrorists.
Many Christian evangelicals, brainwashed by their pastors that it is God's will for Americans to protect Israel, will believe the Israeli story, especially when it is unlikely they will ever hear any other. Conservative Americans, especially on Memorial Day when they are celebrating feats of American arms, will admire Israel for its toughness.Here in north Georgia where I am at the moment, I have heard several say, admiringly, "Them, Israelis, they don't put up with nuthin."
Conservative Americans want the US to be like Israel. They do not understand why the US doesn't stop pissing around after nine years and just go ahead and defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan. They don't understand why the US didn't defeat whoever was opposing American forces in Iraq. Conservatives are incensed that America had to "win" the war by buying off the Iraqis and putting them on the US payroll.
Israel murders people and then blames its victims. This appeals to American conservatives, who want the US to do the same.
It is likely that Americans will accept Israeli propagandist Mark Regev's story that Israelis were met by deadly fire when they tried to intercept an arms shipment to Palestinian terrorists from IHH, a radical Turkish Islamist organization hiding under the cover of humanitarian aid. This explanation is crafted to allow Americans to sink back into their stupor.
Americans will never hear from the US media that Turkey's prime minister Erdogan declared that the aid ships were carefully inspected before departure from Turkey and that there were no terrorists or arms aboard:
"I want to say to the world, to the heads of state and the governments, that these boats that left from Turkey and other countries were checked in a strict way under the framework of the rules of international navigation and were only loaded with humanitarian aid."
Turkey is a US ally, a member of NATO. Turkey's cooperation is important to American's plan for world hegemony. Turkey now realizes that the Israeli state is comprised of total evil. Erdogan must wonder about the morality of Israel's American protector. According to a report in antiwar.com, the Turkish government declared that "future aid ships will be dispatched with a military escort so as to prevent future Israeli attacks."
Will the CIA assassinate Erdogan or pay the Turkish military to overthrow him?
Murat Mercan, head of Turkey's foreign relations committee, said that Israel's claim that there were terrorists aboard the aid ships was Israel's way of covering up its crime. Mercan declared:"Any allegation that the members of this ship is attached to al-Qaeda is a big lie because there are Israeli civilians, Israeli authorities, Israeli parliamentarians on board the ship."
The criminal Israeli state does not deny its act of piracy. Israeli military spokeswoman, Avital Leibovich, confirmed that the attack took place in international waters: "This happened in waters outside of Israeli territory, but we have the right to defend ourselves."
Americans, and their Western European puppet states and the puppet state in Canada, will be persuaded by the servile media to buy the story fabricated by Israeli propaganda that the humanitarian aid ships were manned by terrorists bringing weapons to the Palestinians in Gaza, and that the terrorists posing as humanitarians attacked the force of Israeli commandos with two pistols, clubs, and knives.
The ignorant Americans will swallow this story without a hiccup.
Paul Craig Roberts has had careers in scholarship and academia, public service, and journalism. He served in the Congressional staff and as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration. From 1971 until 2004 he was associated with the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. A former editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service, he was a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles.
Global Research Articles by Paul Craig Roberts
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