By Madison Ruppert - BLN Contributing Writer
To some people, the concept of “full spectrum dominance” is completely foreign. To the upper echelons of the government of the United States, it is a tactic utilized on a regular basis.
Full spectrum dominance is achieved through controlling the groups and individuals that are the supposed enemies of the government through infiltration and/or funding.
A new military report reveals how this practice still occurs in the Middle East, just like in the Soviet-Afghan war in which we armed, funded, trained, and assisted the likes of Osama bin Laden and others who have grown to become known as the Taliban and even the ghost-group al Qaeda.
Of course the mainstream corporate media who unquestioningly supports the corrupt government of the United States and their international imperialist adventures has simply chalked this up to mismanagement.
They act as if the $360 million funneled to Taliban insurgents and other criminals in Afghanistan was simply “lost” and not intentionally handed out to those who received it.
If this were true, we would have to assume that there is absolutely no research done into where the contracts are going and in what hands our taxpayer dollars will end up.
The investigation was started last year by General David Petraeus, former commander of the allied forces in Afghanistan and current Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
At about 1:20 a.m. local time a Pakistani helicopter was shot down by unknown people in the Sikandarabad area of Abbotabad. The Pakistani forces launched a search operation in the nearby area and encountered with a group of unknown armed people. A fire exchange followed between the two sides. When the fire exchange ended, the Pakistani forces arrested some Arab women and kids as well some other armed people who later confessed to the Pakistani forces they were with Osama Bin laden when the fire was exchanged and Bin Laden was killed in the firing.
The first fake photo, used by Reuters’ and the British Press.
Enver Masud, founder and CEO of Washington-based The Wisdom Fund, says the Taliban had offered to surrender Osama bin Laden if the U.S. could present any evidence against him.
“This whole hostility in Afghanistan began on a false pretext when President Bush demanded that the Taliban surrender Osama bin Laden,” Masud said in an interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday.
“The Taliban offered to surrender bin Laden to a neutral court if the U.S. would present any evidence against him.”
Collin Powel, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, promised before the United Nations Security Council to present evidence against the al-Qaeda leader which was never presented to the public, Masud said.
His comments come four days after the Obama administration dropped all charges against bin Laden. Osama’s charge sheet did not list the September 11 terror attacks as one of his crimes. Daily Mail
Meanwhile, President Obama is expected to announce the size of his troop withdrawal fromAfghanistan on Wednesday.
Commenting on the withdrawal, Masud said, “He (President Obama) should withdraw all of them. We are not there to help the Afghans. We never went there to help the Afghans. We’re there to secure the gas pipeline route from Turkmenistan down to the Persian Gulf.”
Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
“Senator” John McCain is a traitor in every sense of the word. He is a man who has overtly divorced himself from the US Constitution (see also: McCain’s support for the Patriot Act) he has sworn an oath to defend, first as a Navy pilot, then as a Senator. He consorts with, lobbies for, and procures money and resources for real terrorists while citing battalions of fictitious bearded men to justify his numerous transgressions against America’s Bill of Rights. When John McCain isn’t literally shaking the hands of terrorists in Benghazi, fresh back from Iraq and Afghanistan with American blood on their hands, he is berating Americans who believe US imperialism must end.
CNN’s article, “McCain slams GOP hopefuls’ ‘isolationism’” is a profile of astounding servile obedience to the corporate interests that craft the agenda he attempts to foist upon the American people on a daily basis. In the article McCain claims, “We cannot repeat the lessons of the 1930s, when the United States of America stood by while bad things happened in the world.” In reality, the “bad things” happening in the world now are a direct result of men like McCain, the organizations he is complicit with, the imperial networks and governments they are attempting to sow throughout the world and the inevitable violence that has ensued as nations resist yet another parasitic empire as it attempts to spread across the surface of the planet.
McCain’s comments came as members of the Congress challenged President Obama’s unilateral pursuit of war against Libya without Congressional approval. McCain went on to call these lawmakers, including Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul, “isolationists” before having the unmitigated nerve to invoke Qaddafi’s unverified connections to various terrorist attacks claiming that Qaddafi has “American blood on his hands.” This comes from a man who adamantly supports the rebels of Benghazi, admitted members of Al Qaeda who honed their skills fighting Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue Reading
Yesterday – Memorial Day – some people asserted, once again, that you are “defending our freedoms” overseas.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Those people are just repeating tired old mantras. The reality is that you are not defending our freedoms with your actions overseas. In fact, it is the exact opposite. Your actions overseas are placing our freedoms here at home in ever-greater jeopardy.
Consider your occupation of Iraq, a country that, as you know, never attacked the United States, making it the defender in the war and the United States the aggressor. Think about that: Every single person that the troops have killed, maimed, or tortured in Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks. Continue Reading
China is adamant that the West “must respect” Pakistan’s sovereignty.
The message was delivered during Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Gilani’s recent four-day visit to Beijing, which celebrated no less than six decades of strategic relations –involving, among other issues, nuclear collaboration and support over the ultra-sensitive Kashmir question.
The Times of India reconstructed the message as a stark warning that: “any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China.”
Chinese diplomacy dwells on too much sophistication for such a crude outburst; but even enveloped in red velvet, the message — in view of the non-stop U.S. drone war over Pakistan’s tribal areas, not to mention the “get Osama” raid in Abbottabad — was indeed a bombshell. Continue Reading
By Mian Khursheed
CHARSADDA, Pakistan | Fri May 13, 2011 1:28pm EDT
(Reuters) – Suicide bombers attacked a Pakistaniparamilitary academy Friday, killing 80 people in revenge for the death of Osama bin Laden, as Pakistani anger over the U.S. raid to get the al Qaeda leader showed no sign of abating.
Hours after the blast, attention was focused on parliament, where security chiefs briefed legislators about bin Laden’s killing, which has been a huge embarrassment to Pakistan, and the head of the intelligence agency was cited as saying he was ready to face consequences if criminal negligence was proven.