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h/t there are no sunglasses
h/t to Kenny’s Sideshow for finding this video. very interesting, a few little bobbles in my opinion but overall pretty solid and coming from an insider, that’s the key. you know we people who have been doing what he’s suggesting for a few years, we figured this out without being told. people who think bloggers are wacky conspiracy theorists — they are the ones who need to hear it from an inside person, an “authority” or an “expert” if you will, because they’re just not going to believe a fellow citizen no matter how many links or proof we throw at them.
but hey, whatever it takes to get you there… wake up and smell the coffee. no we’re not making this shit up.
Signs emerged that Bedell harbored ill feelings toward the government and the armed forces, and had questioned the circumstances behind the 2001 terrorist attacks.
In an Internet posting, a user by the name JPatrickBedell wrote that he was “determined to see that justice is served” in the death of Marine Col. James Sabow, who was found dead in the backyard of his California home in 1991. The death was ruled a suicide but the case has long been the source of theories of a cover up.
Sabow’s family has maintained that he was murdered because he was about to expose covert military operations in Central America involving drug smuggling.…Court records available online show the date of birth on the case mentioned by the user JPatrickBedell matches that of the John Patrick Bedell suspected in the shooting.
Al Carone’s daughter, Desiree Ferdinand, mentioned Sabow in her deposition, which I wrote about here.
RK: So your father identified Oliver North as an associate?
DF: Oh yes.
RK: Did he say anything about working directly with Oliver North?
DF: Yes. They were involved with drug running for the CIA in the South America Region.
…RK: Was there anything else in South America that your father was upset about?
DF: Not that I really know of. He was just really upset when I guess the drug trafficking was getting out of
hand. They were using the drugs to buy guns, black operations were getting worse, “running amuck” was the
RK: Now did your father mention any words or names or indicators for some of these operations he was
DF: No. The only time he had mentioned an operation by the name of Sand Man. Okay. He had also
mentioned an operation that was known as Amadeus and yet phone calls would come to the house when he was here in New Mexico and someone would say Amadeus and a lot of times he would call and say Amadeus and he would be out of the house within an hour of like a phone call coming in or him making a phone call. Sand Man he had mentioned. There was another one…tin roof or tin shed, something like that. He had discussed South America. He had discussed something about how they were putting for planes to land.
DF: Beacons. Something that radar would not detect and they were making….why can’t I think of this
thing? For the runways. They were building runways but he never stated what it was called at any time and I
know he had gone to South or Latin America for that.
RK: To in effect build runways?
DF: Yes. And something to do with beacons. Something about the planes so that they could not be detected
…RK: Did he indicate what time he saw George Bush and your father together?
DF: No he did not. I think he told me they were in the Honduras region. My father was passing himself off
as George Bush’s private doctor.
RK: Did you have any indication of anything else about Mr. Bush?
DF: I don’t understand your question. They were running drugs.
RK: Mr. Bush?
RK: With the assistance of?
DF: Mr. North and quite a few others
...RK: James Sabo?
DF: Colonel Sabo.
RK: How do you know of Colonel Sabo?
DF: It is not through my father, it is through what happen with Colonel Sabo. Okay.
My evidence will show conclusively that, as a matter of national policy, set at the National Security Council - the White House - elements of the C.I.A., in concert with elements of the military, and other federal agencies, have dealt drugs to Americans for at least three decades. Major defense contractors like E-Systems have also engaged in such traffic. I will not cover the outstanding work of scholars such as Alfred McCoy of the University of Wisconsin and Peter Dale Scott of the University of California at Berkeley who document this activity back to the forties. Nor will I attempt to deliver the material which should be given to you directly by a great many other heroic witnesses including Celerino Castillo, Mike Levine, Dee Ferdinand, David Sabow, Brad Ayers, Tosh Plumley, Bo Abbott, Danny Sheehan, Gene Wheaton, John Mattes, Jack Terrell, Winfred Richardson (formerly of E-Systems), Michelle Cooper (formerly of E-Systems), Bill Tyree and Dois G. “Chip” Tatum. Also this committee should interview two former CIA employees on the subject. Their names are David MacMichael and Ralph McGehee.
Very briefly, Sabow was relieved of his duties along with Chief of Staff Colonel Joseph Underwood, allegedly as the result of an anonymous phone call to the Department of Defense’s fraud and abuse hotline for allegedly misusing aircraft. The charges appeared to be trumped up. Sabow could not understand why the Marines suddenly treated him like a criminal after he had dedicated his life to the service, but his brother believes the military killed him because he had uncovered part of the drug trafficking operations.
Underwood and Sabow were next door neighbors. Underwood was home at the time of Sabow’s death. Within hours of talking to Underwood, David Sabow knew that his brother had met with foul play. The military tried to intimidate David Sabow and his brother’s widow into silence.
The findings clearly indicate that Colonel Sabow did not fire the shotgun. The evidence of Col. Sabow’s murder is overwhelming. Why he was murdered and why there has been such a massive effort by the government in undertaking this cover-up is another matter. In summary, Colonel Sabow was Chief of Operations for Marine Air, Western Area. Shortly before his death, he learned of criminal activity by higher officials at El Toro Marine Air Base and others, involving illegal weapon shipments to Latin America, and drug shipments into various military bases on the return flights. He was intent on exposing these activities. The cover-up involves the DOD, the FBI and others. It is more than possible that solving the murder of Col. Sabow will lead investigators to those in the military who were involved in the illegal activities spoken of here. The DOJ, which has chosen to look the other way, at some point will be compelled to ask: WHO and WHY. This is perhaps not the first time the U.S. government has failed to seek justice for its citizens. But Col. Sabow’s murder and the subsequent cover-up by high military officials should be brought to light, if not for Col. Sabow’s family to receive justice, then for the American people who deserve much better from their officials. What is obvious from this entire chronicle is to what extent militarism has overcome our country and how covert intelligence operations are used to carry out the militaristic agenda.
People are trying to tell us something. People are giving their lives to tell us something.
In a recent telephone interview, Licata said he wants to use CAT Eyes to create what he calls “a modern civil defense network,” converting neighborhood watch groups into anti-terrorist informant cells. These groups, constantly watching for signs of terrorist activity in their neighborhoods and workplaces, would report suspicious activities directly to the FBI. Said Licata: “I envision 100 million Americans looking for indicators of terrorism and promptly reporting it to a central database where it would get analyzed.”. . .
Licata has few qualms about the prospect of CAT Eyes-trained citizens spying on their neighbors. “If I felt that my neighbor of 10 years was doing fund-raising for a group, I’d turn ‘em in,” says Licata. After all, he says, the FBI will “just investigate them — and if you’re wrong, you’re wrong. And if you’re right, that’s a big thing!”. . .
Even communist East Germany, a tightly controlled society with more informants per capita than either Stalinist Russia or Nazi Germany, was not as ambitious about citizen surveillance as CAT Eyes. In its heyday, the EastGerman secret police, or Stasi, is generally believed to have had about 2 million informers, or about one-eighth of the East German population.
Oh but that would never happen here, right? Americans are freedom-loving people. This goes back to 2002:
In order to sell the community on this program, its creators probably equipped it with convincing propaganda, which is delivered by professionals. Although there has been no official admission that the following federal resources function as recruitment programs for public harassment, they are similar to ones used in German and Russian dictatorships.
The Terrorism Information and Prevention System (TIPS), appears to be a bulked-up version of a community-policing program. Even though TIPS was officially rejected by congress, the American Civil Liberty Union contends that it and similar programs are being used aggressively across the nation. Other programs must have sprung up around the planet because the reported tactics of Gang Stalking in other countries are similar.
But who is the threat? According to some of these documents at www.citizencorps.gov, the targets are criminals and terrorists. However, the definition of a terrorist in section 802 of the US Patriot Act is frighteningly vague. Basically it defines terrorism as any action that endangers human life or that violates state or federal law.
An article entitled, US Planning to Recruit One in 24 Americans as Citizen Spies, which appeared in the Sunday Morning Herald on July 15, 2002, provided us with another clue. It stated, “The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police.”
The articled revealed that the system is poised to recruit those whose work provides access to homes, businesses, and public transportation systems. Postal workers, utility employees, truck drivers, train conductors and others are to be recruited. On “state and local” levels these informants are to be directed by FEMA. This provides a motive for the reports of people being stalked by 18-wheelers, busses, city, postal, and utility vehicles.
Oh, hey, the CAKE IS FINALLY DONE! HERE THEY ARE NOW!!!
The Stasi created a widespread network of civilian informants. These informants were citizens who cooperated with Stasi agents, sometimes in exchange for money or goods. These unofficial informants used their jobs, social influence, and family networks to spy on fellow citizens. Informants were required to report suspicious or anti-government behavior to Stasi authorities. Tips from informants were followed by further agent surveillance or immediate arrest. The Stasi maintained its own network of detention camps and prisons, the most notorious of which was Bauden II. The Stasi garnered a reputation for its use of brutality, torture, and blackmail as routine methods of extracting information and coercing cooperation.
I have not been able to confirm this little gem of a quote from Israeli 10th TV channel, but it has the ring of truth, like the soap scum around a dirty bathtub.
“Another Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache, stated that she was not worried about negative ramifications the Israeli onslaught on Gaza might have on the way the Obama administration would view Israel. She said ‘You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can’t criticize Israel.”Commenting on the latest Israeli one-directional onslaught against the Palestinians of Gaza Strip, the Israeli 10th TV channel has disclosed that the Israeli genocidal forces had used half of its air force and had launched at least 2500 air raids against Gaza Strip.
I’m sure Abe Foxman and other apologists would tell us that there’s nothing wrong, per se, with Israel controlling American media, our congress, show biz and basically everything here; but, again, as with Olmert, it’s a mistake to talk about it.
If that doesn’t make you spit nails, you really are a boot-licker.
While wrestling our current situation into a brown paper bag to give as a take-home for a dear friend, it just occurs to me why this is such a difficult thing to do. You see, how can it be any other way when we battle in the world of ideas? The epic struggle only partially manifests in the walking around world…so far…but it has raged in full-blown color across the internet for years. This is essentially the battle for truth. Meanwhile, the enemy, deathly afraid of being exposed, fills the internet with one thousand million lies to obscure the truth. Only with perseverance does one eventually thread the needle and say, WTF? Well, at least this is how I experience it.
So to be engaged in this battle before it breaks fully out into the open is a certain type of calling. That nagging desire to know the truth, to dig and dig and sort through all sorts of ideas, from absolute garbage to slick and glittering disinformation, and everything in between, in order to find the choice bits and sew them together into some crazy quilt of truth…if only Dr. Seuss were still here. It’s all so unbelievable and fantastical and yet, there’s a real moral to the story. A solid, simple truth really does exist, and it boils down to this:
No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6:24
That’s it. Every crazy thing happening in the world can be traced back to the sad fact that some people really hate God and love money. And when I say God, I’m not talking about this religion or that religion, because obviously, a lot of people use religions as yet another clever way to hate God and love money. I’m talking about the all-powerful God, who utterly transcends our puny abilities to apprehend him. Either you hate God or you love him. And if you love God, you will not be revolving your life around money.
It’s really very, very simple. Money should rightfully be a means to an end — serving God, rather than an end in and of itself — amassing piles of money and screaming maniacally as you fling handfuls of gold coins over your head, “I’m RICH!! I Rule the WORLD!! Bwa ha ha ha ha!!” And I think it has become painfully obvious to everyone concerned, and that would be everyone, that some people really have turned into cartoonish and demented evil-doers worshiping money, and as an aside, we should pray for them to have some sort of near-death experience or whatever it takes to smarten them up before they die and rot in hell for eternity. But I digress…
So the battle of ideas has been engaged for some time, and now it has begun to really spill out onto the streets via the financial sector. Does this not seem totally appropriate? How could it be any other way? The good news is this: since they have forced everyone to play their sick little game where the winners and losers get determined by $, everyone will now pay attention. That’s the risk to their end game — that we pissed-off losers pay attention as we lose ‘big time,’ and the winners become fully exposed as the cheaters and liars they are before they’ve had enough time to consolidate and secure their control over us poor losers.
So what can we expect now?
In M. Scott Peck’s book People of the Lie: The hope for healing human evil, he discusses two exorcisms he attended. To greatly oversimplify, first he describes how the pretense must be broken. After great turmoil comes the expulsion, followed by lots of threats.
Many skills were required in each of these battles with the demonic: analytic detachment, compassionate involvement, intellectual formulation, intuitive insight, spiritual discernment, deep understanding of theology, thorough knowledge of psychiatry, great experience with prayer, and others. No one person can possess all these skills…a true team approach was absolutely necessary. I also had a sense in both exorcisms that our weaknesses and mistakes were being used as well. (199)
We fast approach the breaking of the pretense, the dropping of the mask in public. When that happens, events will proceed very quickly. Thank God the work of exposing evil has been well underway for years on the internet, otherwise we might not survive the exorcism. But I believe we will.
The healing of evil - scientifically or otherwise - can be accomplished only by the love of individuals. A willing sacrifice is required. The individual healer must allow his or her own soul to become the battleground. He or she must sacrificially absorb the evil….I know that good people can deliberately allow themselves to be pierced by the evil of others - to be broken thereby yet somehow not broken - to even be killed in some sense and yet still survive and not succumb. Whenever this happens there is a slight shift in the balance of power in the world. (269)
I have begged people to please pay attention, to wake up, to look at pictures and read the painful evidence of evil. This is why. We must make certain sacrifices of our own comfort. Not just our physical comfort, though that is coming. We must sacrifice our intellectual comfort, our emotional comfort, and especially our pride if we will ever overcome evil on this earth. If you haven’t shed bitter tears yet for the innocent children of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine — children killed with our money — you have not yet taken the spear of evil into your heart and absorbed your share. It’s time. It’s time to love God and forget about money.
When a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards. - CS Lewis
It’s hard to know what to say right now. Certainly there’s plenty to read, but understanding and integrating it all gives me intellectual indigestion. On top of that, certain dogs have not been barking lately, and that has to be factored in the calculus somewhere, too.
My overall impression — 100,000′ view — is that the forces of good are prevailing. However, I do not expect this to be obvious for some time. Something very important must happen first: the filthy infection of greed, selfishness, ignorance and the love of lies and liars must be radically expunged from our nation. Denial must end. Truth must be faced. People must feel shame, remorse, and contrition for what we have allowed to take place in our names. Some of us already feel this, but many still have that smug quality developed from years of professional scapegoating.
Yes, we have been lied to, stolen from, poisoned and abused, but we have also been complacent and greedy. And all our wounds, which we nurse and lick in misery, we’ve inflicted on innocent people around the world. Our country will continue to suffer until massive numbers (ie: 95%) of Americans face these facts and experience remorse.
Given the widespread inability to think and reason, the massive addiction to corporate media propaganda, and the rich veins of racism and anger currently being strip mined by McCain/Palin in particular; we’re nowhere near turning this thing around. But it has begun, and that is something; and it cannot be stopped. We will suffer until we have suffered enough, until the last ignorant asshole in America finally realizes that this country no longer caters to ignorant assholes. It’s going to take awhile, and it’s going to really suck; but this will be worth it.
Bush has struck down Posse Comitatus. He has gutted the US Constitution. He has stationed US military units on American soil. From Wayne Madsen:
WMR has learned from knowledgeable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sources that the Bush administration is putting the final touches on a plan that would see martial law declared in the United States with various scenarios anticipated as triggers. The triggers include a continuing economic collapse with massive social unrest, bank closures resulting in violence against financial institutions, and another fraudulent presidential election that would result in rioting in major cities and campuses around the country.
What can save us from this outcome? The military would have to disobey Bush’s orders.
They would have to go against the Commander in Chief, in support of their oath to defend the US Constitution and in spite of Bush’s many signing statements and other shenanigans designed to circumvent the US Constitution.
“Should Americans call on senior leaders in the Military to break publicly with this action and call on their own men and women to disobey these orders?”
“Every senior military officer’s loyalty should ultimately be to the Constitution. Every officer should publicly break with any illegal order, even from the President.”
“But if these are now legal. If they say, ‘Don’t obey the Commander in Chief,’ what happens to the military?”
“Perhaps they would be arrested and prosecuted as those who refuse to participate in the current illegal war. That’s what would be considered a coup.”
“But it’s a coup already.”
Yes. Exactly. All the things that have happened already to dispose of the US Constitution, that annoying piece of paper, must be considered a coup. The Bush Regime has already overthrown the Republic, otherwise none of this would even be happening. As George Washington explains:
Remember that, for years, Congress has operated under “martial law” provisions which force Congress members to vote on legislation without having time to adequately read and review it.
Remember also that the U.S. has been in a declared state of national emergency for 7 years, and normal constitutional provisions were probably long ago superseded.
As University of California Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott has warned:
“The systems of checks and balances established by the U.S. Constitution would seem to be failing.
To put it another way, if the White House is successful in frustrating [Congress' requests], then [the declared state of emergency] has arguably already superseded the Constitution as a higher authority.”
And remember that U.S. troops are being stationed inside the U.S. to suppress “civil unrest”.
Whether or not there is martial law in name, there is martial law in fact.
So this has become a game of semantics. Resisting a coup which has already occurred against the US Constitution, is simply resisting a coup. Resistance is an act of patriotism in defense of the US Constitution, which has been ruthlessly attacked. Again, the coup has already taken place by the Bush Administration and its Congressional and Judicial Enablers, Media Tools and Corporate Minions. They just didn’t call it a coup. They are saving that very speficic, emotionally loaded term to use against the American People and People in the US Military Who May Decide to Uphold Their Oaths to Protect and Defend the US Constitution from All Enemies Foreign and Domestic once those enemies start attacking the American people In Earnest.
But we have seen this all before. In exactly the same way that racist Zionist supremacists loudly accuse anyone who confronts them of being anti-semites, the Bush government will loudly accuse anyone resisting its tyranny as tyrants and violent upstarts trying to overthrow the Government, and Democracy, and Western Civilization, and All that is Good and Just in Creation. Ha. Such propaganda.
As it appears (so far at least) that nothing really major, meaning no one big event like a terrorist attack, etc., triggered the language release discussed and predicted at Urban Survival. The day isn’t done yet, but so far so good.
So what does it all mean? The release language has started, and the guys over there have a theory:
well, Igor informs me that we shifted over into release language sometime around 6:15 am UTC this morning. [go read the items]
…Our best guess as to scenario goes to a continuing, inexorable, grinding down of the global economy as a result of the dying of the usofa dollar. We expect that each day brings more release language, and more behavior alteration which begats even more release langauge as it all piles on…day after day after day for months. With a few exciting release gasps thrown in just as seasoning on the mix.
Yes. I think to be even more specific, what started happening today is that many people are being released from their mind-prisons. They are waking up. Suddenly their eyes begin to focus. Suddenly they begin to comprehend that we really are getting screwed, and that it actually does matter! Who knew?! All those people bitching and pissing and moaning…they were right!
Well Good Morning, People! Come have a cup of coffee. There’s lots of work to do.
So…what shall happen next? I do not know, of course, but I predict that — scary as all the frightening possibilities are with the police state, etc. — that the suddenly awakened people will not walk like zombies into traps. In fact, I think people will create a relatively peaceful chaos as they attempt all sorts of things, independently and in small groups, to cope with the financial destruction. It shall be for the mighty powers lording it all over us like herding cats, as some people go this way, and others go that way.
You see, we are on our own. This is what has become and will increasingly become very obvious, even to those disinclined to believe such things. Bush doesn’t care about us. The bankers don’t care about us. Congress doesn’t care about us. The presidential candidates don’t care about us. Nobody with power cares about We the People, and nobody in power has any credibility whatsoever to tell us what to do. All they have is force, and should they be foolish and cruel enough to take that route, even that will fail.
Since nobody is leading, you are hereby released from following. Go in peace and find a way forward.