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'Why did FBI execute my boy?' Father of Boston Bombing patsy's friend displays grisly photos of son's corpse showing unarmed man was shot seven times

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The father of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot by an FBI agent a week ago while being quizzed over his links to the Boston bombers, revealed the extent of his son's injuries in gruesome photographs of his dead body today.

Outspoken Abdul-Baki Todashev called for an investigation and possible legal action against the agent involved at a press conference in Moscow where he showed the images of his son's body lying in a morgue with up to seven gunshot wounds, including one to the back of the head.

His angry calls for justice came as a report claimed the 27-year-old native Chechen was unarmed in the clash with a federal agent in Florida on May 22. Previous reports claimed the US citizen went for the agent with a knife while being interrogated in his home. However, a report by the Washington Post yesterday cited law enforcement officials saying he had no weapon.


Comment: This is the FBI's message to the world:
"We do justice the American Way. Those other people in other countries just don't get it that our way is the only way."



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Police state now! Monitoring Internet chatter the 'vital frontline in war against popular protest movements'

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An actual British government propaganda campaign poster to remind the people why they need totalitarian government

Comment: The following UK Independent article reveals the true reason for the Woolwich 'terror attack' and subsequent moves to increase 'the watchful eyes' of the British police state. The British government was quick to cast the south London knifing (by people MI5 tried to recruit as informants and whose families have stated were manipulated for years by the security services) as a 'terrorist attack', recalling the entire cabinet for an emergency meeting to discuss reviving legislation that had previously been shelved because the Liberal Democrats leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg resisted this Orwellian move. The Communications Data Bill requires Internet service providers and mobile phone companies to maintain records of everyone's internet browsing activity (including social media), email correspondence, voice calls, internet gaming, you name it. Although the draconian law is now couched in terms of clamping down on 'extremist Islamic websites', it's clear that its real goal is to monitor online chatter, gauge the general mood, then insert sockpuppets to 'win hearts and minds' and dampen the potential for mass protest movements overthrowing their despotic rule.

The "would-be terrorists" are YOU.


Experts are trying to pre-empt terrorism by bombarding jihadist websites with alternative messages

The major battle in the war against extremism is being fought over the internet by elite teams stationed behind keyboards and engaged in winning the hearts and minds of would-be terrorists.

It is a sign of the increasing understanding that small-scale, unsophisticated attacks such as the one in Woolwich are a growing threat: the Government, police and other agencies are involved in a propaganda war to counter extremism.

Comment: This has in fact been going on for quite some time; here the British government is using the recent so-called 'terrorist attack' to retrospectively win public approval for totalitarian measures that are already up and running.

See also:

CIA media infiltration is real: From Operation Mockingbird to Pentagon social media trolls

The Pentagon and its Sock Puppets

"Infocrafting" or Propaganda Online? USA Today journalists targeted by Pentagon sockpuppets


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Memorial Day THIS

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Imagine if at some point during the 1990s or 1980s the President of the United States had given a speech. And this was his speech:
My fellow Americans, I've been regularly shooting missiles into people's houses in several countries. I've wiped out families. I've killed thousands of people. Hundreds of them have been little children.

I've killed grandparents, wives, daughters, neighbors. I've targeted people without knowing their names but because they appeared to be resisting an occupation of their country. I've killed whoever was too near them. Then I've shot another missile a few minutes later to kill whoever was trying to help the victims.

I don't charge these people with crimes. I don't seek their extradition. I don't even try to kidnap them. And I don't do this to defend against any imminent threat. I don't make you safer by doing this. It goes without saying (although the people in the countries I target keep saying it) that I'm generating more new enemies than I'm killing. But I urge you to remember this: All but four of the people I've killed have been non-U.S. citizens.

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The end of the beginning of the end

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

- Frederick Douglass
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Protected businessman.
I think my daughter's eyes are blue. They might be green. She hasn't been around long enough to tell just yet, but they are certainly something. She recognized me for the first time just a few days ago, and smiled up at me in a simple, sweet way that obliterated my heart. She cannot focus on anything more than a few feet from her face, but that, like everything else about her, will change in time. Someday soon, she will be able to see everything, and tragically, this will be the world within her view.

A report released early this year by the organization Oxfam International revealed that the combined income of the richest 100 people in the world is enough to end global poverty four times over, and that the gap between rich and poor has exploded by some 60% in the last 20 years. Rather than hinder this division, the recent global economic crisis has exacerbated it. Money does not disappear, you see, but tends to be translated up the income ladder in times of financial distress.

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Was the London killing of a British soldier 'terrorism'?

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A man appearing to be holding a knife following the Woolwich attack.
What definition of the term includes this horrific act of violence but excludes the acts of the US, the UK and its allies?

Two men yesterday engaged in a horrific act of violence on the streets of London by using what appeared to be a meat cleaver to hack to death a British soldier. In the wake of claims that the assailants shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the killing, and a video showing one of the assailants citing Islam as well as a desire to avenge and stop continuous UK violence against Muslims, media outlets (including the Guardian) and British politicians instantly characterized the attack as "terrorism".

That this was a barbaric and horrendous act goes without saying, but given the legal, military, cultural and political significance of the term "terrorism", it is vital to ask: is that term really applicable to this act of violence? To begin with, in order for an act of violence to be "terrorism", many argue that it must deliberately target civilians. That's the most common means used by those who try to distinguish the violence engaged in by western nations from that used by the "terrorists": sure, we kill civilians sometimes, but we don't deliberately target them the way the "terrorists" do.

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MEP Godfrey Bloom: Why the whole banking system is a scam


Comment: Godfrey Bloom, member of European Parliament for the UK Independence Party (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire constituency), and Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group, explains some of the basics of how banking works to other MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg earlier this week.



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Reality check: The truth about the lies we're told about Iran


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Catfight - and it's U.S. vs EU

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Paris - Lovers of turbo-neoliberalism, rejoice - and take your bottles of Moet to a prime ringside seat; there won't be a nastier catfight this summer than the opening rounds opposing two Western giants. Forget about the Pentagon "pivoting" to Asia without ever abandoning the Middle East; nothing compares with this voyage in the entrails of turbo-capitalism, worthy of a neo-Balzac.

We're talking about a new Holy Grail - a free-market deal between the United States and the European Union; the advent of a giant, internal transatlantic market (25% of global exports, 31% of global imports, 57% of foreign investment), where goods and services (but not people) will "freely" circulate, something that in theory will lead Europe out of its current funk.

The problem is that to reach this Brave New World presided by the Market Goddess, Europe will have to renounce some of its quite complex juridical, environmental, cultural and health norms.

In that Kafkaesque/Orwellian bureaucratic paradise also known as Brussels, hordes of faceless equivalents of the bowler hat men in a Magritte painting openly complain about this "adventure"; there's a growing consensus Europe has everything to lose and little to gain out of it, in contrast with the much-derided enemies of the European integration, as in the fanatics of an "pro-American" and "ultra-liberal" Europe.

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Rule Britannia for global crimes

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The Mau Mau, like hundreds of millions of others, suffered the direct and indirect consequences of the despotic and ruthless British regime
It's an anthem that is usually sung with chest-thumping pride and misty eyes by British imperialists. "Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves". This jingoistic celebration of Britain's former global conquest may yet degenerate into "Rue Britannia, Britannia rues the waves".

This is because, as The Guardian newspaper reports this week, the London government has at long last been forced into recognizing compensation payments for as many as 50,000 Kenyan nationals who were victims of torture and other crimes against humanity during that country's independence struggle in the 1950s. The eventual bill for compensation could run up to tens of millions of pounds.

But the bad news for financially bankrupt Britain does not end there. With this precedent established of compensation for past British imperialist crimes, that now leaves the way open for a global flood of similar claims.

Jingoistic British imperialists may therefore soon rue their often-made reference to Britain ruling the waves and so many countries the world over - at the height of the British Empire some 20 percent of the globe's land mass was under colonial domination. That's a lot of people who can claim recompense for past British horrors and deprivation.

Comment: There isn't a sinkhole deep and wide enough to bury Britain's crimes against humanity in. Much of the world's problems descend from - and continue to be perpetrated by - the nexus of British military, corporate and financial entities based in London.


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How the Boston bombings may change the world for the worse!

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The relation between the suspected Boston Marathon bombers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) and the Boston Police (BP) is a point of contention and controversy.

The FBI, at first, claimed no knowledge of the bombing suspects but later was forced to admit having received at least two sets of intelligence reports, one from Russian officials and another from the CIA, identifying one of the suspected bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as a potential security threat -linked to a Chechen terrorist organization. Testimony from Tsarnaev's mother and father indicates that the FBI was active in following, harassing and interrogating the suspect before the bombing. Despite general directives from the US Departments of Justice and Homeland Security mandating US security to aggressively pursue 'Islamist terrorists', the FBI claims to have made no effort to follow-up on the Russian and CIA security alerts, especially after Tamerlan Tsarnaev returned from Russian state of Dagestan last year where he allegedly met six times with a known Chechen terrorist, Gadzhimurad Dolgatov, in a fundamentalist Salafi mosque.

The official government and corporate media versions claim the FBI may have 'over-looked' the security risk posed by Tsarnaev. Congressional critics argue that the FBI was 'negligent' in following up leads provided by the Russians and the CIA. A more likely explanation is that the FBI was actively engaged with Tsarnaev and deliberately encouraged the conspiracy for self-serving purposes.