When lawsuits start hunting for the truth, the Obama administration shuts them down with one overreaching power and three words: just trust us.
Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly repudiated and said were coerced, two mentally disabled half brothers were declared innocent and ordered released Tuesday by a judge here.
The case against the men, always weak, fell apart after DNA evidence implicated another man whose possible involvement had been somehow overlooked by the authorities even though he lived only a block from where the victim’s body was found, and he had admitted to committing a similar rape and murder around the same time.
Since 2001, the United States and its allies have been on a rampage. In Iraq, at least 700,000 men, woman and children are dead as a result. The rise of jihadists - in a country where there was none - is the result. Known as al-Qaeda and now the Islamic State, modern jihadism was invented by the United States and Britain, assisted by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. … The CIA called it Operation Cyclone; and a cyclone it turned out to be, with its unleashed fury blowing back in the faces of its creators. … For more than a year, the Obama administration armed the killers of [American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff] - then known as ISIS in Syria - to destroy the secular government in Damascus.
The West’s principal “ally” in this imperial mayhem is the medieval state where beheadings are routinely and judicially carried out - Saudi Arabia.
Recently, we reported on an Aug. 25 one-car crash involving the long-time former FBI director, Louis Freeh. Considering Freeh’s prominence and tenure in the national security apparatus, the incident has received surprisingly little media attention and virtually no serious scrutiny. …
Now, we’d like to update you on two key points, and then on some other curiosities.
First: local Vermont media are reporting that, just prior to his crash…, Freeh, 64, nearly took out three motorists, whose evasive actions saved themselves.
Second: a still unidentified FBI agent quickly materialized at the scene of the crash.
[Previous coverage: Curious Car Crash: Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, The Man With The Secrets]
Continue reading at: http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/09/10/update-louis-freehs-curious-car-accident/
At least six Milwaukee police officers were investigated for impeding the inquiry into a series of illegal strip and cavity searches by their fellow officers, according to records recently made public in court.
One officer told authorities she had not witnessed an improper search even though a video showed she was standing just a few feet away. Five others were suspected of violating a court order by discussing the strip search investigation soon after they were subpoenaed to testify at a secret fact-finding hearing in 2012.
The six officers may have broken the law or violated department rules, the video and documents show, but none of them faced criminal charges or discipline by the Police Department.
While most civilized people view the Swastika and other Nazi symbols as abhorrent reminders of unspeakable evil, the Washington Post trotted out a new way of seeing them – as “romantic” – a sign that apologists for Ukraine’s coup regime know no limits…
Continue reading at: http://consortiumnews.com/2014/09/15/ukraines-romantic-nazi-storm-troopers/
A Louisville Metro Police officer who admitted damaging his cruiser while driving intoxicated and shooting his weapon during a SWAT standoff at his home was not charged and remains on the job, according to records obtained by WDRB.
Metro Police Officer Timothy Boling ran into a curb while driving intoxicated on June 24, 2013 – one of two times he admitted driving his cruiser after drinking.
Later that year, a SWAT team was called to Boling’s home after he sent text messages to a woman showing him holding a gun to his chest and head. …
During the two-hour standoff on September 9th of last year Boling fired his weapon at the ground before falling asleep with the gun on his lap. He was taken to University Hospital and involuntarily hospitalized, police said.
The empire is going into the abyss, no matter what we do. It is our pressing and indispensable job to make sure it doesn’t drag civilization down with it.
[Also see: “Without Adjectives”]
The U.S. Department of Defense owns more than half a million properties worth in excess of $800 billion dollars. The military’s real estate holdings span the globe and, all together, sprawl across 30 million acres.
Pentagon auditors can’t explain what half the properties are for — and doesn’t have a plan for finding out. All this according to a Sept. 8 report from the Government Accountability Office.
Anne Barnard reports from Beirut for the New York Times on the war on Syria. The Angry Arab has several times called out her biased and misleading writings. But [Thrusday’s] report on Syrian air attacks is probably the worst she has ever written…
Continue reading at: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2014/09/the-dishonest-reporting-of-anne-barnard.html