News and Events
The AP investigation by the Justice Department to determine whether there was a crime in the leakage of some secrets of the US government which is considered by Washington as a serious act and detrimental to the security of the American people.
The AP is what we factly call the associated Press, which is one epitome of news information gathering and exchange between the press networks. The people of the media consider this investigation as a violation of the freedom as guaranteed by the Constitution. They are up in arms because this method of investigation may turn out to be routinary procedures of preventing news information from getting out to the Press.
We might call this supposedly ordinary and normal procedure as the AP APP in Windows 8 lingo.
(it appears that the media people cannot stand the type of scrutiny that they subject other people to when ferreting out the news ever so diligently)
Every country in the West wants the Syrian president, Assad, to go down. every country except Russia, and maybe China.
But why do the western countries want to depose assad? Would it be because Syria would be more democratic if assad is gone? Would it be that the West believes that Iran would also go democratic should assad fall? Would it be because of the oil supply>? But why would Russia believe that assad is favorable as an ally?
Assad is not one who would advocate terrorism. In fact, the bulk of the rebels that are against his reign are terrorists.
Again, calling from the experience against the mujahedin in Afghanistan and with the Chechens in Chechnya, Russia would rather have his borders secure from the entry of what may be termed as the troublesome muslims. And so goes with China. It has “cleansed” its borders of non-productive Tibetan monks, and the secretive falun gong. Verily, it has something to do with external and internal security.
But why do the West want a new government to replace Assad’s?
The West can afford to let go of Assad even if he effectively blocks terrorist movements, because Syria is not amongst the borders of the Western countries.
It may be true that Assad is a detriment to the progress of western interests. Up to now, these interests have not been clarified to the rest of the world.
If there would be any western country that the Assad regime would adversely affect, it would be any of those in Europe or the Middle East, or the Balkans, not any of the Americas.
What form of agreement would the Russians strike with the Western countries? This form of agreement would be the next Syrian question.
This is odd! The castro brothers are being let off the hook. They must have known for ten years that their brother had kidnapped and molested and battered three girls. Why did they not tell the police about him, knowing thet the police is searching for the lost girls!
This is not the same treatment that was given the two Kazakhstanis who are Dzhokhar’s friends.
The police dropped the ball for ten years and now they do not want to scoop the ball back. Ain’t that a shame? None on the blotter, eh?
(tipaningmayaiputansanangmaya) whatever that means!
Three brothers allegedly held three women against their will in ten years.
Don’t call this a miracle yet, and maybe not incredible.
Whatever the explanation is, something is rotten in that town.
The women were hidden in a house close to people in the same town.
As was admitted by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the bombs were supposed to be actvated on July 4th, Independence Day. Now what could have sped up the timetable?
He said the bombs were finished ahead of time. How then was the timetable laid down?
The bombs, I guess, were to be finished once they have enough powder to make them potent. There could not be a sooner timetable if they were to collect firecracker powder. They must have received a more potent gunpowder to use in the pressure cookers.
Received from whom? Did Tamerlan order the gunpowder? And where was it shipped from? Bombs made from fertilizer are more explosive, musket gunpowder may do, although…..
But I am guessing again that the timetable for exploding the bombs were set ahead of schedule because of the untimely arrival of the gunpowder.
The dead Boston Maraton bomber, Tamerla Tsarnaev, was discovered to be a boxer and his aspirations for being into the Olympic competition was frustrated because he was not an American citizen. He believed that the denial of his citizenship was rigged so that the boxer whom he beat would be the one to be chosen for the Olympics.
I do not know about them, but I frankly believe that this denial of citizenship was enough of a motivation to do what he did. It may not be enough to motivate him to kill, but it certainly would be enough to motivate him to radicalize his beliefs and fall back to Islam.
Tamerlan believed that he was cheated, and this changed his overall attitude inside the country.
To wear or not to wear,
From the debate that went on regarding this question,
I believe that the exalted barristers are missing the point.
Wearing a niqab in legal battles should be ruled out
for reasons related to identity.
The court would like to ascertain whether
the one wearing the niqab is a woman
or in fact, Dennis Rodman.
The RCMP foiled a terror plot to derail A VIA RAIL passenger train from Toronto to presumably New York.
Chiseb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser were arrested after more than ayear of police surveillance. These two men were receiving directions and guidance from the Al Qaeda in Iran. They are not Canadian citizens.
Both Canadian and American intelligence services were responsible for the foiling of the terror plot.
(if the two are not Canadian citizens, how could they have stayed in Canada for more than a year?)
US media targets Russia, not poor security, for Boston attacks
By John Stanton
The American National Security State failed to protect the American people yet again, this time in Boston,Massachusetts. Twelve years of ramping up federal, state and local venues with billions of dollars worth of anti-terrorism training, intelligence fusion centers, and equipment was for nought. Chasing “the terrorists” around the world for ten years whether by remotely piloted vehicles (Drones), or Special Forces, could not prevent the carnage of 15 April 2013 at the Boston Marathon.
The USA is bloodied again this time showing that it was unable to provide security at one of the world’s most publicized legendary athletic events.
The Brothers Tsarnaev succeeded. The mainstream media assisted in the process by channeling their thoughts and emotions of fear and anger that were likely aimed at the elimination of civilians around the globe by the US military and intelligence machinery. The mainstrem media was a force multiplier for the Tsarnaev’s as they fanned the flames of their anger rattling American leadership and an intellectually challenged public.
Who designed the security plan for the Boston Marathon? Was it designated a National Special Security Event by theUS national government? Should security personnel be fired, demoted? No, wait. There is the lesson of 911: no one was held accountable for the destruction of two of America’s symbols of national power-the World Trade Centerand the Pentagon.
Now that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have stated that the global war on terror is global and waged on the US Homeland, how are we to deliniate between terror, crime and war? But what assurances can local, state and federal officials give the American people besides inane biblical quotes at televised national mourning ceremonies?
Is theUS killing of non-combatants (women and children) acceptable around the globe because the intent was to off the enemy and not the child playing with a goat? What’s the dividing line between a American serial killer who downs dozens of children in a school (Sandy Hook) or, over the years, rapes and murders over 30 human beings (Green River), and the teenager and young man who killed and maimed at the Boston Marathon?
In order to obfuscate the failure of the US National Security State, the mainstream media takes center stage-with the advice and consent of America’s elite-to get the prevailing national narrative back on track. It’s predictable: everyone in the world is evil; theUSAis a force for good; no one could have forseen the event, and on and on ad nauseum. In short, blame it on someone else and ignore the structural problems inAmerica’s violent, myth heavy cultural landscape.
The media apparatus must shape the environment, or, post-415 inBoston, get the narrative back on track. The practice is not disimilar to that of the US military’s military information support operations (MISO). Hence, The New York Times recently said the “the country is jittery.” On what basis did the New York Times make this comment? Were all 315 million people, residing on a landmass of 9.8 million square miles, jittery? And then comes the video from all mainstream media outlets showing armed Massachusetts National Guard personnel and Boston SWAT showing force, assuring the public.
And what’s the deal with the State effectively shutting down the city ofBoston(technicallyWatertown) in the search for one human being? “Stay inside,” national security officials say.Chicago,Illinois sported 506 murders in 2012. In theUSA there are approximately 16,000 murders each year. And the culmination of evil is a 19 year old fromBoston?
Speaking of evil, the World Socialists points this out. “Between the speech Obama delivered in Tucson in January 2011 and the one he gave in Newtown in December 2012, there were-among the many more mass killings across the country-the following incidents: July 2011-A shooting rampage in Grand Rapids, Michigan that claimed eight lives; August 2011-A gunman killing seven people in Copley, Ohio before being killed himself; September 2011-A shooting at a Carson City, Nevada IHOP that killed five; December 2011-Six people shot to death on Christmas morning in Grapevine, Texas by a man dressed as Santa Claus, who then turned his gun on himself; April 2012-A mass shooting at an Asian school in Oakland California that killed seven; May 2012-Five people killed in a shooting spree in Seattle, Washington; August 2012-The shooting deaths of seven at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin; September 2012-The killing of six in a workplace shooting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When “evil” recurs with such numbing regularity, it clearly must have deep roots in American society.”
In Bad News Revisited: The Protrayal of Violence, Conflict and Suffering on Television News (Journal of Peace Psychology, 1996), the authors lay bare the motivations that drive mainstream media news coverage. Though the findings are from 1996, their relevancy is timeless.
“Stories are often episodic, ahistorical accounts that rely on stereotyped assumptions and fail to provide context or explanation. Instead of communicating substantive information that aids in understanding, television news often focus on emotional and tragic elements that tend to inflame and even obscure what is taking place. Television news thus follows the same pattern of distortion found in entertaining programming. For example, fictitious characters in television are murdered at a rate 1,000 times higher than real world victims. Because television is primarily an entertainment medium, it is not surprising that news divisions tend to select stories for their entertainment value. As a result the distinction between news and entertainment is becoming increasingly blurred.
Focusing on conflict reflects the widespread assumption of news directors that people are attracted to violence…the selection of stories is often based on unsubstantiated assumptions, standard production practices and mechanical formulas…The more people watch TV, the more likely they are to have unrealistic fears accompanied by feelings of insecurity, suspicion and hopelessness…the notion that news is determined by events is a myth created by the mass media to shield themselves from criticism…the media manufacture news by what they select and how they present it…the pressures are enormous to treat news as entertainment and to make the news exciting. News gets packaged like soap operas and there is an urgency to create dramatic footage…it is profits and prestige that govern the content of television news, not the desire to inform the public..what is shown on the air is carefully orchestrated to conform to the network view of the world…the construction of reality according to television tends to serve the interests of the disseminators rather than the public….”
Back to the World Socialists: “The corporate media, which has cynically dubbed Obama the ‘consoler-in-chief,’ hailed his latest speech as ‘inspiring,’ ‘powerful’ and ‘moving.’ It was all they wanted to hear and in no way conflicted with their efforts to frame the events in Boston within the reactionary narrative of the ‘war on terrorism,’ turning them into another justification for war abroad and attacks on democratic rights at home.”
Already the media has filled the airwaves with disdain for the people ofRussia,Chechnyaand Kryzygstan. “They are all conspiracy theorists,” some say. Constant references to ethnicity and Islam-to include Cold War rhetoric aimed atRussia–echo the same banter post-911. One of the Tarnaev’s was aUScitizen. What turned him?
Isn’t it time for the USA to look inward?
John Stanton is a Virginia based writer specializing in national security matters. His latest book is The Raptor’s Eye. Reach him at email@example.com
(John Stanton, he sure lays it down thick, doesn’t he?)
Second bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, actually is unable to talk because his windpipe may have been damaged.
He responds, though, and makes scrolls, as replies, on a notebook.
Insinuations that he may have tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the neck is ridiculous. Besides, he surrendered, didn’t he?
Some interest again should be put on the owner of the hijacked vehicle.
He may have something that would make this case very interesting!
BTW, did Dzhokhar admit that he dun the bombing himself?
We should be more transparent now, shouldn’t we?
There is a thin line between interpretations of “building a case” and “justifying a capture”, eh?
The former, however, is done AFTER the capture.
While the latter is done BEFORE the capture.
(I guess he won’t be able to “sing” against his accomplices if he had any)
At 8:54 PM Boston time Aril 19, 2013, bombing suspect #2 known as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is taken under police custody.
He had himself cornered in a boat parked on a backyard.
There has been too many law enforcement agents thrown on this operation, but it took only five days to its conclusion.
The question is, do they have proof that he planted the bomb himself?
Nobody is allowed to get in nor get out, effectively turning Boston into a state of siege, from the in side, that is. Everybody is required to stay at home.
The suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, originally fronm Chechnya, planted the bombs in the Boston Marathon killing three and wounding 180.
Later that night, in a carjacked car, they killed one policeman from the MIT and wounding another. The younger brother, Dzhokhar, had to run over his brother to escape. The manhunt is now on for him.
Ruslan Tsarni, brother of the father of bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, apologizes to the victims of his nephews, and provides an insight of his family in relation to the bombers.
Ruslan also describes the motivations of terrorists, putting in simple, concise words what I have been trying say regarding what makes terrorists tick. He calls terrorists as ” losers” and who who are angry with those who are successful in life.
I did define a terrorist as those who could not cope with daily living, and in turn covet the rewards of those who have lived life successfully. Terrorists could not cope with daily living because they are either busy with other things, or are busy praying five times a day. As a consequence, they live the life of “raiders”, and vent their ires on those who have lived their lives fruitfully.
The muslims in Canada have been successful, and therefore they settle down to peaceful living, so peaceful that the country that is Canada is sometimes thought of as a haven for terrorists.