Opinion – Chelsea Manning Can Remain in Jail for Another Year, Judge Rules

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10-08-19 06:09:00,

By Dell Cameron

August 08, 2019 “Information
Clearing House
” –  Chelsea Manning, a former Army
intelligence analyst-turned-whistleblower, may remain behind bars for up to
another year and face nearly a half-million dollars in fines over her ongoing
refusal to testify before a grand jury about her disclosure of classified
information to WikiLeaks.

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia on Monday

denied a motion
filed by Manning’s lawyers for a hearing requested to press
the court to reconsider its sanctions, which include jail time—not to exceed 18
months—and financial penalties that may ultimately total around $441,000.

“I am disappointed but not at all surprised. The government and the judge
must know by now that this doesn’t change my position one bit,” Manning said in
a statement to Gizmodo.

Manning, 31, was taken into custody in early March after declining to answer
questions before a grand jury concerning her past association with WikiLeaks,
the anti-secrecy organization founded by Julian Assange, who is currently
battling extradition to the U.S.

Assange faces an 18-count indictment, issued by U.S. Justice Department this
May, including

alleged violations of the Espionage Act
for publishing classified
information that Manning provided in 2010—including thousands of secret
diplomatic cables and battlefield reports—while she served as an Army
intelligent analyst in Iraq.

Manning has stated that she has

a moral objection to testifying before the grand jury
and that no amount of
jail time will compel her to testify. Legally, she can only be imprisoned as
part of an effort by the court to coerce her into testifying. Her time in jail
is not supposed to be punitive.

Her attorneys argue that she’s shown her resolve is unwavering and that the
sanctions are ineffective. Thus, her time in jail cannot be considered coercive,
an attempt to compel her testimony. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga, however,
says he’s convinced otherwise. On Monday, he denied Manning’s attorneys the
opportunity to further argue their case before the court.

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Opinion – What Tulsi Gabbard’s caving in to the Israel Lobby really shows

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29-07-19 10:41:00,

 What
Tulsi Gabbard’s caving in to the Israel Lobby really shows


By The Saker

July 27, 2019 “Information
Clearing House
” –   Yes, Tulsi
Gabbard’s name was not found in the list of those members of Congress which
voted “no” to the resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS)
campaign against Israel.  This is the full list

as reported by The Forward
: Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), Andre Carson
(D-Indiana), Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan), Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Illinois), Raul
Grijalva (D-Arizona), Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington), Barbara Lee
(D-California), Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota), Gwen
Moore (D-Wisconsin), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), Ilhan Omar
(D-Minnesota), Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin), Bobby Rush
(D-Illinois), Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-New
Jersey).

Truth be told, the Israeli Lobby did a superb job focusing what is left of
the mind of those who expose themselves to the corporate Ziomedia’s propaganda
on nonsensical pretend-issues such as who is in the so-called “squad” 
(Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Rashida Tlaib),
on

Ilhan Omar alledged anti-Semitism
(what else is new?) and on Trump’s
brilliant idea to send her “home” (only to disawow it later – in typical Trump
style).  As a result, a major chunk of the First Amendement has now been chipped
away.

I also note with interest that these 17 Democracts prove that the most
pro-Zionist party is the GOP, not the Democrats.  I salute the courage of Thomas
Massie (R-Kentucky)!

There were plenty of other signs that showed that for all her very real
qualities and her likely sincerity, Tulsi Gabbard does not really dare to speak
truth to power.  Here is a very good example of that:

I agree with the slogan she chose: the Kremlin’s darling?  Think again!

A very wise friend of mine wrote this about why Gabbard had to cave in:

I told you she is a single issue politician.

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Opinion -US Senators meet with Jewish leaders in semi-secret annual event

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12-06-19 12:53:00,

US Senators meet with Jewish leaders in
semi-secret annual event

By Alison Weir

June 10, 2019 “Information
Clearing House
” –
 An article in the Times
of Israel
reports that “Jewish
leaders are meeting with Senate Democrats
today.” According to the report, this is an
annual event. A quarter of the Senate was in
attendance (see list below).

All except one of the organizations
represented by the Jewish leaders at the
meeting advocate for Israel.

Several of the organizations
participating are focused on

preventing
the erosion of support for
Israel among Democratic voters. Recent polls
show that the large majority of progressive
Americans now support Palestinian human
rights.

Many of the meeting participants, both
Senators and Jewish leaders, are
particularly known for their pro-Israel
work. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
calls himself a “guardian of Israel.”

 

Time, location, & agenda
hidden from US voters

The meeting does not seem to have been
announced publicly ahead of time, and
staffers at Senate offices contacted for
this article were not aware of it.

The chair for the meeting is Democratic
Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a 2020
presidential candidate.

Klobuchar is a strong Israel supporter
and announces on her

website
that she supported the $38
billion package to Israel. (This amounts to
about $7,000 to Israel per minute;
approximately $20,000 per Israeli family of
four.)

Klobuchar’s office would not reveal the
location or time of the meeting. It also
would not provide the agenda.

The offices of other Senators reportedly
participating in the meeting that were
contacted for this article – Tim Kaine,
Patty Murray, and Chris Koons – also refused
to provide this information to the American
public.


Jewish Insider
terms the event
“Meeting of Machers” (wheeler
dealers)
.

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Opinion -Newly Released FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks

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20-05-19 02:59:00,


Newly Released FBI Docs Shed Light on
Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks

New information released by the FBI has brought fresh scrutiny to the
possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad
operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center.


By Whitney Webb 

May 19, 2019 “Information
Clearing House
” – 
For nearly two decades, one of the most
overlooked and little known

arrests

made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was that of the so-called
“High Fivers,” or the “Dancing Israelis.” However, new information released by
the FBI on May 7 has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing
Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior
knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Shortly after 8:46 a.m. on the day of the
attacks, just minutes after the first plane struck the World Trade Center, five
men — later revealed to be Israeli nationals — had positioned themselves in the
parking lot of the Doric Apartment Complex in Union City, New Jersey, where they
were seen taking pictures and filming the attacks while also celebrating the
destruction of the towers and “high fiving” each other. At least

one eyewitness

interviewed by the FBI had seen the Israelis’ van in the parking lot as early as
8:00 a.m. that day, more than 40 minutes prior to the attack. The story

received


coverage

in

U.S. mainstream media

at the time but has since been largely forgotten.

The men — Sivan Kurzberg, Paul Kurzberg, Oded
Ellner, Yaron Shimuel and Omar Marmari — were

subsequently apprehended

by law enforcement and claimed to be Israeli tourists on a “working holiday” in
the United States where they were employed by a moving company, Urban Moving
Systems. Upon his arrest,

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Opinion -Jimmy Carter: US is ‘most warlike nation in history’

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27-04-19 08:25:00,

April 26, 2019 “Information
Clearing House
” –
During his regular Sunday school
lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his
hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter

revealed
that he had recently spoken
with President Donald Trump about China.
Carter, 94, said Trump was worried about
China’s growing economy and expressed
concern that “China is getting ahead of us.”

Carter, who normalized diplomatic
relations between Washington and Beijing in
1979, said he told Trump that much of
China’s success was due to its peaceful
foreign policy.

“Since 1979, do you know how many times
China has been at war with anybody?” Carter
asked. “None, and we have stayed at war.”
While it is true that China’s last major
war—an invasion of Vietnam—occurred in 1979,
its People’s Liberation Army pounded border
regions of Vietnam with artillery and its
navy battled its Vietnamese counterpart in
the 1980s. Since then, however, China has
been at peace with its neighbors and the
world.

Carter then said the US has been at peace
for only 16 of its 242 years as a nation.
Counting wars, military attacks and military
occupations, there have actually only been
five years of peace in US history—1976, the
last year of the Gerald Ford administration
and 1977-80, the entirety of Carter’s
presidency. Carter then referred to the US
as “the most warlike nation in the history
of the world,” a result, he said, of the US
forcing other countries to “adopt our
American principles.”

China’s peace dividend has allowed
and enhanced its economic growth, Carter
said. “How many miles of high-speed
railroad do we have in this country?” he
asked. China has around 18,000 miles
(29,000 km) of high speed rail lines
while the US has “wasted, I think, $3
trillion” on military spending.
According to a November 2018

study
by Brown University’s Watson
Institute of International and Public
Affairs, the US has spent $5.9 trillion
waging war in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan,
Pakistan and other nations since 2001.

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