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Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home

Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year old Aylan Kurdi, cries as he leaves a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, September 3, 2015.

Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home

Sept. 3, 2015

The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani.

Abdullah Kurdi collapsed in tears after emerging from a morgue in the city of Mugla near Bodrum, where the body of his three-year old son Aylan washed up on Wednesday.

A photograph of the boy's tiny body in a bright red t-shirt and shorts, face-down in the surf, appeared in newspapers around the world, prompting sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees.

Aylan's 5-year-old brother Galip and mother Rehan, 35, were among 12 people, including other children, who died after two boats capsized while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos.

"The things that happened to us here, in the country where we took refuge to escape war in our homeland, we want the whole world to see this," Abdullah told reporters.

"We want the world’s attention on us, so that they can prevent the same from happening to others. Let this be the last," he said.



What are the differences between a Flamer, Troll and Shill?


TIME magazine gave McAdams all the oxygen during the 50th anniversary of JFK assassination.

Even though all the authorities on the subject at Duquesne, including Dr. Larry Sabato, disagreed with his lone nut conclusion. Their work was not mentioned, at all, by TIME, the magazine whose owner published frames from the Zapruder film in reverse to create the false impression JFK was shot from behind.


My own perspective is that the President's murderers are still at large.

You are most welcome, malaise! Thank you for grokking the Manchurian nutjobs.

Lone Nutter Supreme John McAdams is crying.

The Oswald-did-it authority "taught" Scott Walker at Marquette.

Case of true love or something.


America’s Responsibility for the Global Refugee Crisis

When refugees from the Indian subcontinent, sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America and other places risk their lives for a chance at low-wage precarious labor in Europe or the US, it's because of decisions taken at the center of global economic and political power, places like Washington D, London, Brussels and New York.

By Margaret Kimberley
Black Agenda Report, April 30, 2015

“This humanitarian crisis is the direct result of the United States and NATO decision to effect regime change in Libya in 2011.”

All over the world people risk and sometimes lose their lives escaping poverty or war fare in their native lands. Throughout human history migrants have sought out places that are safer or more prosperous but they are seldom greeted with open arms. Xenophobia, racism, and fears of scarcity prevent desperate people from being integrated into societies that might accept them. However, the urge to escape violence or hunger never abates.

The most visible of the world’s refugee crises today is taking place in the Mediterranean sea. Thus far in 2015, it is estimated that 1,724 people have died on unseaworthy vessels as they try to reach southern Europe from Libya. These refugees come from many African nations, from Syria and from countries as far away as Bangladesh. On April 18, 2015 a vessel holding an estimated 850 people capsized with only 28 survivors.

This humanitarian crisis is the direct result of the United States and NATO decision to effect regime change in Libya in 2011. Presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton infamously said of Libyan president Gaddafi, “We came, we saw, he died.” Not only was Gaddafi killed by the conspiracy between NATO and jihadists in his country, but Libya never recovered from the intervention.

The most well known individual victim was the American ambassador, killed in Benghazi by the same forces which the United States supported. Very few people in this country are aware of their government’s complicity and those who do know don’t want to discuss it. The republicans who were as eager to intervene as the Obama administration want to make embarrassing political hay but don’t want to talk about the ongoing humanitarian crisis which the United States created.



"Money trumps peace." -- George Walker Bush

Victoria Nuland is channeling Cheney.

She married PNAC Money.

Our woman in Ukraine, Victoria Nuland, is married to PNAC co-founder Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan's brother is Frederick Kagan

Frederick Kagan's spouse is Kimberly Kagan

Brilliant people, big ideas, etc. The thing is, that's a lot of PNAC. And the PNAC approach to international relations means more wars without end for profits without cease, among other things detrimental to democracy, peace and justice.

Thank you for the heads-up on the latest, leveymg. Reading Daschle makes me believe he saw the light, especially after being "left behind on 9-11."

Pentagon Outsourcing Spy Missions to Drone Maker

by Noel Brinkerhoff
AllGov.com, Aug. 23, 2015

The Department of Defense wants to increase its drone operations, which is difficult when military drone pilots burn out of their jobs at a faster rate than they can be trained. So the Pentagon is turning to drone manufacturers for help.

General Atomics, the company that makes the Predator and Reaper drones, has contracted with the Defense Department to conduct surveillance missions for the military. The contractor started flying drones on spy missions this month.


The Wall Street Journal reported that government contractors would be used to fly “older Predator drones on as many as 10 flights a day, none of them strike missions.”

The Pentagon turned to General Atomics because it wants to “boost its drone presence by 50 percent in four years,” Tucker wrote. The Air Force says it needs help from contractors because although it brings in 180 new pilots every year, it needs about 300 of them and loses about 240 because of attrition, according to Military.com.

Predator drones have been used to kill about 3,000 people, according to some estimates.

SOURCE: http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/pentagon-outsourcing-spy-missions-to-drone-maker-150823?news=857259

"War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.” -- John F. Kennedy

''...appointed inspectors general to root out fraud and mismanagement...''

As opposed to this news pulled from the Memory Hole (thanks to the great DUer Ichingcarpenter!) 2014:

A majority of the federal government's inspectors general - 47 out of 78 - have signed a joint letter to Congress denouncing the Obama administration for obstructing their inquiries into maladministration, waste, fraud and abuse.


Jimmy Carter is a man of integrity. Those who have followed range from not so much to none at all.

Is that you, Rupert Murdoch of Operation MOCKINGBIRD?

Come on down!

A new car!

Safari Club

Peter Dale Scott explains:

How do Wall Street, oil companies and the shadow government agencies like the CIA and NSA really shape the global political order?


According to Parry, Alexandre de Marenches of the Safari Club arranged for William Casey (a fellow Knight of Malta) to meet with Iranian and Israeli representatives in Paris in July and October 1980, where Casey promised delivery to Iran of needed U.S. armaments in exchange for a delay in the return of the U.S. hostages in Iran. (6) Parry also suspects a role of BCCI in the subsequent flow of Israeli armaments to Iran.

SOURCE w/links: http://whowhatwhy.org/2014/11/02/the-deep-state-plots-the-1980-defeat-of-jimmy-carter/
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