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Archive for March 23rd, 2009

NSC advisor Jones: “I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger”

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Who elected this criminal Dr. Strangelove again, exactly? And why has he been in power for decades? Oh, right: he helps run all the unelected, unaccountable policy thinktanks.

Flashback: Kissinger Calls for a New World Order | Kissinger Calls For New International System Out Of World Crises | Montreal, June 9 to 12, 2008 – Henri Kissinger to followup Bilderberg Conference with keynote address at International Economic Forum of the Americas

Infowars.com
March 23, 2009

Last week a caller to the Alex Jones Show mentioned a speech transcript posted on the CFR website where U.S. National Security Adviser Jones declared the following:

Thank you for that wonderful tribute to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through Generaal (sic) Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today.

Jones made the remark at the 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 8, 2009.

Mr. Jones is basically telling us the National Security Council is run by Henry Kissinger. The NSC is the principal forum used by Obama for considering national security and foreign policy matters. Biden, Clinton, Geithner, Gates, Mullen, Emanuel, Summers, and others are listed as participants, but not Henry Kissinger.

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RCMP supervising officer contradicts earlier testimony in Dziekanski inquiry

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Flashback: Mountie involved in fatal crash was supervisor at time of airport Taser death | Mountie arrested in fatal crash present at airport Taser death

CBC News
March 23, 2009

The RCMP officer in charge the night Robert Dziekanski died at Vancouver’s airport says he gave the order to fire a Taser at the Polish immigrant after the man allegedly began to move towards police.

Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson, the senior officer on duty the night Dziekanski died, is the fourth RCMP officer to testify at the Braidwood inquiry, which resumed on Monday in Vancouver.

Robinson told inquiry lawyer Art Vertlieb that at first Dziekanski was peaceful, but after he ordered Dziekanski to a nearby counter, he picked up a stapler and turned to face the officers, squeezing staples onto the floor.

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Police erased cellphone video of fatal shooting, witness alleges

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Surely there’s a Boss Hogg quote that would sum this situation up perfectly.

Flashback: RCMP destroyed evidence, charges dismissed in second torture case for officers | RCMP destroyed evidence, court stays impaired-driving charges against Mountie

CBC News
March 23, 2009

Vancouver police have identified the man who was fatally shot by an officer on Friday in downtown Vancouver as 58-year-old Michael Vann Hubbard.

An autopsy found that Hubbard, of no fixed address, was killed by a single gunshot.

Police said they are reviewing surveillance video of the shooting obtained from two separate sources.

However, a man who said he used his cellphone to record video of the shooting said he believes a police officer on the scene erased his video.

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Right to privacy broken by a quarter of UK’s public databases, says report

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Alan Travis, The Guardian
March 23, 2009

Rowntree Trust cites DNA database and ID register, Whitehall told 11 systems out of 46 must be scrapped

A quarter of all the largest public-sector database projects, including the ID cards register, are fundamentally flawed and clearly breach European data protection and rights laws, according to a report published today.

Claiming to be the most comprehensive map so far of Britain’s “database state”, the report says that 11 of the 46 biggest schemes, including the national DNA database and the Contactpoint index of all children in England, should be given a “red light” and immediately scrapped or redesigned.

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US unveils P3 plan to monetize debt, nationalize banks

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Now we can see why the media hyped the AIG bonuses so much – and, if truth be told, AIG was simply taking advantages of loopholes left in the stimulus bill by Geithner while he was working for Paulson – the political furore raised provides a pretext for defaulting on debt to creditors, thus insulating the at-fault institutions (and, by extension, their governmental guarantors) from their obligations and effectively pushing the risk further into the economic system, and onto the backs of taxpayers. And it’s not as though this is some brilliant idea Geithner just came up with this week.

Flashback: Bank of Canada ready to monetize distressed equities | Federal Reserve Moves to Monetize Commercial Paper Debts

Martin Crutsinger , Associated Press
March 23, 2009

U.S. to unveil program to buy banks’ bad debts in effort to unfreeze credit system, revive lending

WASHINGTON — The United States’ latest attempt to tackle the banking crisis and get loans flowing to families and businesses will create a new government entity, the Public-Private Investment Program, to help buy as much as $1 trillion (U.S.) in toxic assets on banks’ books.

The new effort, to be unveiled today, will be followed the next day with release of the government’s broad framework for overhauling the financial system to ensure that the current crisis — the worst in seven decades — is not repeated.

A key part of that regulatory framework will give the government new resolution authority to take over troubled institutions that would pose a threat to the entire financial system if they failed.

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UK Home Secretary unveils civilian anti-terrorism security force

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Secret police – a 60,000 strong network of state agents, set up in the shadows and now being unveiled. You know this isn’t about ‘Al-Qaeda’. This is a STASI snitch force that is being announced in the UK. And isn’t it interesting that similar programs are being introduced simultaneously in Canada and the US – though the justifications being given are tailored for the domestic audience in question. You’d almost think this was planned at an international level. And when you look at other initiatives, like Interpol’s request for a global face-scanning database, you start to get an idea of where this is headed.

Flashback: US Congress passes mandatory national service bill | Time to emulate Roosevelt’s New Deal and create green jobs | New World Order Crony Gary Hart Calls for “Civic Duty” | Justin Trudeau introduces National Voluntary Service motion | US Democrats Introduce Public National Service Bills

Nicholas Watt, The Guardian
March 23, 2009

Jacqui Smith, the home secretary, yesterday pledged to end the “secret, behind closed doors” approach to tackling terrorism as the government prepared to launch a fresh strategy this week.

A new 60,000-strong civilian force, including security guards at shopping centres and hotel workers, will be hailed as one of the most important instruments in confronting the terrorist threat.

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