Das Pentagon gegen Präsident Trump

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12-06-20 10:25:00,

Wir haben vor mehr als zwei Monaten über die mögliche Erklärung des Kriegsrechts zur Bekämpfung der Covid-19-Epidemie diskutiert [1]. Die Europäische Union verurteilte damals unseren Artikel als prorussische Propaganda [2]. Aber die Top-Offiziere sind gerade aus ihrer Reserve gekommen.

Verteidigungsminister Mark Esper hat sich von Präsident Trump distanziert. Er hat sich öffentlich gegen die Mobilisierung von Militärangehörigen zur Wiederherstellung der Ordnung gestellt, die derzeit durch gewalttätige Proteste anlässlich des Todes von George Floyd schwer gestört wird.

Der ehemalige Verteidigungsminister Jim Mattis, begleitet vom Vorsitzenden der Stabschefs, General Mike Milley, gab letzte Woche The Atlantic ein Interview. Wenn der ranghöchste Offizier während des Treffens auch kein Wort gesagt hat, übergab er der Monatszeitschrift einen Artikel gegen die Mobilisierung der Streitkräfte zum Zweck der Aufrechterhaltung der öffentlichen Ordnung. Sein ehemaliger Chef hat die umstrittene Politik von Präsident Donald Trump ausdrücklich angeprangert.

Der ehemalige Direktor der CIA, General David Petraeus, präsentierte The Atlantic ebenfalls einen Leitartikel, indem er forderte, dass ein Dutzend Militärstützpunkte, deren Namen derzeit von konföderierten Generälen stammen, umbenannt würden.

Der ehemalige US-Vizepräsident und demokratische Präsidentschaftskandidat Joe Biden erklärte am 10. Juni 2020 in der Daily Show von Comedy Central in zweideutiger Weise, er habe gehört, dass die US-Offiziere bereit seien, Donald Trump manu militari zu feuern, falls er die Wahl verliert.

Am 11. Juni dankte Präsident Trump in einem Tweet Bischof Vigano dafür, dass er ihm einen Brief geschickt hatte, in dem er die Organisatoren des Putsches anlässlich des Covid-19 und der gewalttätigen Proteste anlässlich des Todes von George Floyd gleichsetzte [3].

Der Vorsitzende des Joint Chiefs’ Committee (Generalstab), General Mark Milley, erklärte feierlich in einer aufgezeichneten Botschaft für eine Abschlussfeier an der Militärfakultät der Notre Dame University am 11. Juni, dass er Präsident Trump nicht bis zum Fuße der St. John Kirche hätte begleiten sollen, als die Menge zerstreut wurde. Er bedauerte es, ein parteiisches Bild der Streitkräfte gegeben zu haben (Bild).

Die Pentagon-Offiziere wurden alle von Admiral Arthur Cebrowski ausgebildet. Viele von ihnen bedauern den derzeitigen Truppenabzug aus Afghanistan und den angekündigten Truppenabzug aus Deutschland. Die die Soldaten jedoch, unterstützen Präsident Trump mit überwältigender Mehrheit und hoffen, dass alle Truppen nach Hause zurückkehren werden.

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The Pentagon against President Trump

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12-06-20 10:39:00,

Two months ago we had envisioned the possibility that martial law might be declared to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic [1]. The European Union then slammed our article as pro-Russian propaganda [2]. However, the fact remains that a number of key military officers have recently come out of their reserve.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has publicly distanced himself from President Donald Trump’s recent announcement to deploy the military to restore public order, which has been seriously disturbed by the violent protests in the wake of George Flyod’s tragic death.

Former Secretary of Defense General Jim Mattis gave an interview to The Atlantic last week along with the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff, General Mike Milley. While the latter, as top-ranking military officer in service, failed to speak during the meeting, he nevertheless handed over an OpEd column to the monthly magazine pronouncing himself against the mobilization of the Armed Forces for the purpose of maintaining public order. His former boss explicitly denounced the divisive policy allegedly carried out by President Donald Trump.

Former CIA director General David Petraeus also submitted an OpEd to The Atlantic coming out in favour of renaming a dozen military bases currently known as Confederate Generals.

During his 10 June 2020 appearance on the Comedy Central’s Daily Show, former US Vice President and Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden reported having heard that US military officers were ready to remove Donald Trump manu militari if he loses the election.

In a Tweet on 11 June, President Trump thanked Archbishop Viganò for his letter in which he equated the organizers of the destabilization attempt, behind the pretext of the Covid-19 pandemic, with those fuelling the violent demonstrations following the death of George Floyd [3].

Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley solemnly declared in a recorded message for a military graduation ceremony at Notre Dame University on 11 June that he regretted having gone with President Trump to Saint John Church while the crowd was being dispersed. He lamented having given a partisan image of the Armed Forces (photo).

The Pentagon officers were all trained by Admiral Arthur Cebrowski.

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Covid-19: Pentagon setzt Mexiko unter Druck, Fabriken wieder zu eröffnen, die für die Herstellung von US-Waffen von entscheidender Bedeutung sind | www.konjunktion.info

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23-04-20 07:42:00,

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Wenn es wirklich noch eines Beleges bedürft hätte, wie pervers unser System ist, dann haben wir diese spätestens jetzt vor uns liegen. Anfang dieser Woche drängte die Unterstaatssekretärin des US-Kriegsministeriums für Erwerb und Nachhaltigkeit, Ellen Lord, darauf, dass Mexiko seine Fabriken wiedereröffnet, die Vor-/Zwischenprodukte herstellen, die von US-Rüstungsfirmen benötigt werden, und die Aufgrund der “Corona-Pandemie” durch die mexikanische Regierung geschlossen wurden.

Ich denke, eines der wichtigsten Dinge, die wir herausgefunden haben, sind einige internationale Abhängigkeiten. Mexiko ist momentan etwas problematisch für uns, aber wir arbeiten gerade an unserer Botschaft, und dann gibt es auch in Indien Bereiche.

(I think one of the key things we have found out are some international dependencies. Mexico right now is somewhat problematical for us but we’re working through our embassy, and then there are pockets in India, as well.)

Lord hatte im Vorfeld bereits davon gesprochen, dass sie den mexikanischen Außenministeriumssekretär Marcelo Ebrard “bitten möchte, dabei zu helfen, die internationalen Lieferanten wieder zu öffnen (to ask for help to reopen international suppliers)”. Da “wir Auswirkungen auf die industrielle Basis durch mehrere internationale Schließungen sehen (We are seeing impact on the industrial base by several pockets of closure internationally)”.

Weiter führte sie in ihren am Montag getätigten Anmerkungen aus:

Im Inland sehen wir die größten Auswirkungen auf die Luftfahrt-Lieferkette, den Schiffbau und bei kleineren Weltraumprogrammen. Wir sehen Auswirkungen auf die industrielle Basis durch mehrere internationale Schließungen. Besonders hervorzuheben ist Mexiko, wo wir eine Gruppe von Unternehmen haben, die viele unserer Hauptlieferanten beeinflussen.

(Domestically, we are seeing the greatest impacts in the aviation supply chain, ship-building, and small space launch. We are seeing impacts on the industrial base by several pockets of closure internationally. Particularly of note is Mexico, where we have a group of companies that are impacting many of our major primes.)

Unter diesen von Lord genannten Hauptlieferanten des US-Kriegsministeriums, die wichtige Teile ihrer Lieferketten nach Mexiko ausgelagert haben, sind General Dynamics, Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Textron, General Electric, Honeywell und andere. Beispielsweise werden wichtige elektronische Schlüsselkomponenten des von Lockheed gebauten Black Hawk und S-92 Helikoptern sowie für deren Kampfjets in Chihuahua,

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Cold War talk: Pentagon says Moscow tested ‘anti-satellite’ weaponry & accuses it of hypocrisy… while having same toys for years

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18-04-20 07:58:00,

Russia has tested an “anti-satellite” weapon – at least Pentagon said so, branding Moscow’s calls against militarization of space “hypocritical.” The US itself has had such weaponry for years already, however.

News of the Russian test of a missile, allegedly capable of destroying satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), was broken by the chief of US Space Command General John Raymond.

The test is yet “another example that the threats to US and allied space systems are real, serious, and growing,” the Space Force chief of operations said.

What is it that Russia tested?

The test itself remains a mystery. No satellites, target or otherwise, were destroyed to back Raymond’s assertion. The missile system in question, known as Nudol (pronounced like ‘noodle’), has been in development for decades and was tested at least five times over the past few years.

While little to no official information on it exists, the weapon is believed to be a potential successor to the A-135 system, the core of the ballistic missile defense deployed in the Moscow region.

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Such a role makes the new system a purely defensive one. It is not known whether Nudol is even able of hitting satellites in space. That has not stopped the US military to repeatedly attribute such a capability to it.

Even if Raymond’s claim is true, that does not make Nudol any less of a defensive system, given the US Space Force’s publicly stated plans to put weaponized satellites into space, believes Alexey Leonkov, editor of the Russian weapons and military magazine Arsenal Otechestva.

“It might have an ‘additional option’ of targeting military satellites. The Americans are seeking to put more military satellites into space,” Leonkov told RT. The US military satellite program includes anti-satellite interceptors, laser anti-missile systems, and even space-based kinetic weapons capable of hitting ground targets, he added.

Crying wolf

According to Gen. Raymond, however, it’s Moscow’s repeated calls for keeping space weapons-free that are “hypocritical.”

“This test is further proof of Russia’s hypocritical advocacy of outer space arms control proposals designed to restrict the capabilities of the United States while clearly having no intention of halting their counterspace weapons programs,”

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Das Pentagon weigert sich, Präsident Nicolas Maduro zu entführen

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08-04-20 07:31:00,

Das Weiße Haus und die Europäische Union hatten geplant, die Präsidenten der Bolivarischen Republik und der Verfassungsgebenden Versammlung, Nicolas Maduro und Diosdado Cabello, zu entführen und dann Venezuelas verfassungsmäßige Institutionen mit Ausnahme der Streitkräfte zu liquidieren.

Am 26. März hatte Generalstaatsanwalt William Barr eine Durchsuchungsmitteilung gegen die Präsidenten Maduro und Cabello veröffentlicht, die des Drogenhandels beschuldigt werden, und versprach bedeutende Belohnungen jenen, die helfen würden “Kriminelle” vor die “Justiz” (d. h. vor US-Gerichte) zu bringen [1]. Die U.S. Navy und die DEA sollten also die beiden Männer entführen und in den Vereinigten Staaten einsperren. Mehrere Kriegsschiffe, darunter ein Zerstörer, waren schon bereit, um das SouthCom (United States Command for South America) zu unterstützen.

Am 31. März gab Außenminister Mike Pompeo einen demokratischen Übergangsrahmen für Venezuela heraus [2].

Ziel war es, die Operation Just Cause nachzumachen, die es Washington ermöglichte, die Kontrolle über Panama 1989 zurückzugewinnen.

Ganz unerwartet lehnte das Pentagon die Operation schroff ab, da es sie in diesen Zeiten der Epidemie für unangebracht hielt.

Die Beziehungen zwischen Präsident Donald Trump und seinen Generalsoffizieren werden jetzt schlechter. Es ist allgemein bekannt, dass das NorthCom nun erwägt, ihn abzusetzen und die Macht zu übernehmen, um die Epidemie zu bewältigen [3]. Das Militär würde sich in Bezug auf die Spaltung des Landes zwischen Demokraten und Republikanern als neutral positionieren und nur zum Schutz des Volkes handeln. Eine Gruppe innerhalb des Militärgeheimdienstes würde versuchen, dieses Projekt zu blockieren, indem er droht, mehrere Generaloffiziere zu verhaften, die wegen Sexualverbrechen angeklagt sind.

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Pentagon refuses to kidnap Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

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08-04-20 07:30:00,

The White House and the European Union planned to remove the presidents of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and of its Constituent Assembly, Nicolás Maduro and Diosdado Cabello respectively, and then dismantle the constitutional institutions of the country, with the exception of the National Army.

On 26 March, Attorney General William Barr issued a wanted notice for Presidents Maduro and Cabello, charged with drug trafficking, and offering hefty rewards to anyone helping to bring the “criminals” to “Justice” (that is, in US courts). [1] The US Navy and DEA were to kidnap the two men and incarcerate them in the United States. Several warships, including a destroyer, had been prepositioned to assist SouthCom (US command for South America) with the operation.

On 31 March, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela. [2]

The idea was to clone Operation Just Cause which had enabled Washington to regain control of Panama in 1989.

Unexpectedly, the Pentagon fiercely opposed the operation, considering it inappropriate in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic.

Relations between President Donald Trump and his General Officers are increasingly strained. It is an open secret that NorthCom intends to sidestep him and seize power in order to manage the epidemic. [3] The military is expected to position itself as a neutral entity, above the political cleavage between Democrats and Republicans, acting only to protect the American people. A faction of the Military Intelligence is reportedly attempting to thwart the plan by threatening to arrest several general officers charged with sex crimes.

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Pentagon Asks to Keep Future Spending Secret – Global Research

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31-03-20 03:55:00,

The Department of Defense is quietly asking Congress to rescind the requirement to produce an unclassified version of the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) database.

Preparation of the unclassified FYDP, which provides estimates of defense spending for the next five years, has been required by law since 1989 (10 USC 221) and has become an integral part of the defense budget process.

But the Pentagon said that it should no longer have to offer such information in an unclassified format, according to a DoD legislative proposal for the pending FY 2021 national defense authorization act.

“The Department is concerned that attempting publication of unclassified FYDP data might inadvertently reveal sensitive information,” the Pentagon said in its March 6, 2020 proposal.

“With the ready availability of data mining tools and techniques, and the large volume of data on the Department’s operations and resources already available in the public domain, additional unclassified FYDP data, if it were released, potentially allows adversaries to derive sensitive information by compilation about the Department’s weapons development, force structure, and strategic plans.”

Therefore, DoD said,

“This proposal would remove the statutory requirement to submit an Unclassified Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) to the Congress, the Congressional Budget Office, the Comptroller General of the United States, and the Congressional Research Service.”

It follows that FYDP data would also not be included in the published DoD budget request, as it typically has been in the past.

The DoD proposal would preserve a classified FYDP for Congress but it would repeal the requirement that DoD officials “certify that the data used to construct the FYDP is accurate.” DoD said that “This requirement is unnecessary as information from these systems is already used to provide the President’s Budget.”

The unclassified FYDP helps inform budget analysis

At a time when it is clear to everyone that US national security spending is poorly aligned with actual threats to the nation, the DoD proposal would make it even harder for Congress and the public to refocus and reconstruct the defense budget.

Without an unclassified FYDP, Congress and the public would be deprived of unclassified analyses like “Long-Term Implications of the 2020 Future Years Defense Program” produced last year by the Congressional Budget Office. 

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Pentagon Says Boot Camps Must Continue For ‘National Security’ Despite ‘Putting Lives in Danger’

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31-03-20 11:27:00,

Police are breaking up “coronavirus parties” in New Jersey, authorities are hunting down a Florida pastor for violating a ‘health order’ to not hold services, state troopers are enforcing quarantine orders along the Louisiana-Texas border, and yet it’s business as usual for US military recruiting even as calls grow to close boot camps across the United States, especially at hard-hit coronavirus hot spots on the East and West coasts.

“Marine recruiters in the state hit hardest by the novel coronavirus have grave warnings about the military’s decision to continue sending young men and women off to boot camp in the middle of a global pandemic,” reports Military.com. “Marines at New York recruiting stations say it’s only a matter of time before COVID-19, the serious illness caused by the coronavirus, sweeps through one of the service’s two entry-level training depots.”

Marine boot camp file image, via AiirSource Military/YouTube

Efforts have been implemented at Army and Marine recruiting offices to do remote virtual initial recruiting interviews; however, boot camp training grounds which see thousands of young future Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen conduct drills and exercises in close quarters – also sleeping in close quarter barracks – have taken no initiative to halt or alter training. Crowded chow halls and dining facilities are also potential places of rapid outbreak.

Top Pentagon brass has said keeping entry-level recruit training operational is essential to national security, as Military.com notes based on a DoD policy ruling:

The Pentagon has decided that keeping all the services’ entry-level training camps up and running is critical to national security. The decision was reportedly at odds with what some service leaders recommended: a temporary pause on recruit shipping until the threat of the coronavirus lessened.

Defense Department officials overrode the recommendations from senior military leaders to halt training for 30 days, The Washington Post reported March 16.

As of late in the day Monday, the Marine Corps announced it would delay sending new recruits to Parris Island, South Carolina. Yet basic training for the thousands of recruits already there will continue, the statement said.

The Marine Corps are putting a halt on sending recruits to Parris Island,

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Pentagon Orders Essential Staff To Deep Underground Mountain Bunker As Pandemic Prep Escalates

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30-03-20 08:08:00,

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) & the US’ Northern Command (NORTHCOM) held a Facebook Live town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 24, informing the public how their essential teams in charge of homeland security are isolating at the Cheyenne Mountain bunker in Colorado amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Air Force General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, who commands NORAD and NORTHCOM, told reporters on Facebook Live last Tuesday that essential staff is being moved from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado to the underground bunker complex that is 24 miles away in Cheyenne Mountain. The facility is more than 2,000 feet underground and can survive a 30 megaton nuclear explosion.

“To ensure that we can defend the homeland despite this pandemic, our command and control watch teams here in the headquarters split into multiple shifts and portions of our watch team began working from Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, creating a third team at an alternate location as well,” O’Shaughnessy said. 

“Our dedicated professionals of the NORAD and NORTHCOM command and control watch have left their homes, said goodbye to their families and are isolated from everyone to ensure that they can stand the watch each and every day to defend our homeland.

“It’s certainly not optimal, but it’s absolutely necessary and appropriate given the situation.”

NORAD and NORTHCOM have already used up about 30% of the underground facility, according to The Drive. O’Shaughnessy said with the increased personnel, his “primary concern was … are we going to have the space inside the mountain for everybody who wants to move in there, and I’m not at liberty to discuss who’s moving in there.”

If the staff at Cheyenne are infected, there is a third team of higher-ranking military officials operating at another facility that can remotely assume command. 

With the virus crisis deepening in the US, confirmed cases have now surged over 124,000, with 2,191 deaths (as of Sunday morning). President Trump signed an executive order Friday, allowing the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to activate National Guard and reservists to battle the COVID-19 outbreak across the US. 

We noted last week that the US is in the “acceleration phase”

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Pentagon Papers Case Vindicates Julian Assange – Global Research

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28-02-20 10:55:00,

On June 30, 1971, the US Supreme Court ruled that the NYT and Washington Post were legally permitted to publish what’s known as the Pentagon Papers — material leaked by Daniel Ellsberg.

Six justices concurred, a per curiam statement saying the following:

“Any system of prior restraints of expression comes to this court bearing a heavy presumption against its constitutional validity.”

The government “thus carries a heavy burden of showing justification for the imposition of such a restraint.”

A federal district and appeals court held that government did not have just cause to impose restraint.

The Supreme Court agreed, affirming that “Congress shall make no law (that) abridg(es) the freedom of speech, or of the press” — upholding the Constitution’s First Amendment without which all other freedoms are jeopardized.

During oral arguments, Justice William O. Douglas asked a government lawyer if the Department of Justice views the First Amendment’s “no law” language to literally mean no law.

In their majority ruling, the Supreme Court held that the press has a right to publish truthful information in the public interest no matter how it was obtained.

Under the First Amendment, affirmed by the Supreme Court in the Pentagon Papers case, analogous to the Trump regime v. Assange, no one may be lawfully punished for truth-telling — not journalists or anyone else.

In wanting Julian Assange extradited to the US for prosecution under the long ago outdated Espionage Act relating to WW I, the Trump regime aims to reverse the landmark Supreme Court Pentagon Papers ruling.

Arguing to uphold speech and press freedoms when the case was heard by the High Court, Justice Hugo Black said the following:

The government’s injunction to prohibit publication by the NYT and Washington Post “should have been vacated without oral argument when the cases were first presented,” adding:

“(E)very moment’s continuance of the injunctions…amounts to a flagrant, indefensible, and continuing violation of the First Amendment.”

“The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the government.”

“The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people.”

“Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.”

“And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.”

“(W)e are asked to hold that…the executive b ranch,

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Pentagon Hides A $35 Trillion “Accounting Black Hole” Announcement Behind The Impeachment Theater – Activist Post

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09-02-20 09:21:00,

By The Last American Vagabond

Ryan Cristián — The Last American Vagabond — covers the story of Black Ops money, accounting “errors” and the general lack of accountability that goes along with the military-industrial complex courtesy of the Pentagon.

So, while people get caught up in the current political theater, the tax money of all citizens is being flushed into the black hole of government debt that will be paid for generations to come, regardless of party affiliation.

This is an excerpt of The Daily Wrap Up 2/7.

Full Episode Can Be Seen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNBH8…

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The Pentagon’s and CIA’s Power to Assassinate Americans – Global Research

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15-01-20 07:20:00,

Pentagon officials are assuring Americans that the Pentagon’s recent assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani will make Americans safer. There is at least one big problem with that formulation, one that, unfortunately, many Americans still don’t recognize. That problem is this: the power of assassination wielded by the Pentagon and the CIA extends to American citizens.

Why is that a problem?

Because there is no way to reconcile a government’s power to assassinate its own citizens with the principles of a free society. A free society necessarily is one in which the government lacks the power to assassinate its own citizens.

Our American ancestors clearly understood this aspect of a free society. That’s why they demanded the enactment of the Fifth Amendment as a condition for accepting the new limited-government republic that was being proposed by the Constitution. The Fifth Amendment reads in part: “No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” That phrase — due process of law, which stretches back to Magna Carta — has come to mean notice and trial, including trial by jury.

Americans had been operating under the Articles of Confederation for some 13 years when the delegates at the Constitutional Convention proposed a limited-government republic type of governmental system. Under the Articles, the federal government hadn’t even been given the power to tax, much less the power to assassinate American citizens. Americans were leery about the proposal for a limited-government republic because they feared that it might evolve into a government with totalitarian-like powers, such as the power to assassinate its own citizens.

Americans finally were persuaded to accept the deal but they demanded the enactment of the Bill of Rights to make sure that federal officials got the point. The Bill of Rights essentially says: “You don’t have the power to destroy our fundamental, God-given rights, and you also lack the power to kill us without following the principles of due process of law.”

The Framers did not bring into existence a government in which federal officials would be entrusted with the power of assassination. Instead, they made certain that the federal government was denied the power of assassination. They understood that freedom isn’t a government in which officials are exercising a power of assassination prudently,

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Leaked Pentagon Video – Flu Vaccine Use to Modify Human behaviour

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29-11-19 08:23:00,

I’ve looked very closely at this clip & I see no evidence of editing (being familiar with the editing process myself). There are no breaks or cuts. The voice matches lip movements, gestures & content. whilst it’s possible that the date/time/location stamp could be overlayed, that info is immaterial to the (dire) veracity of the content.

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War Propaganda: “Fake News” and the Pentagon’s Office of Strategic Influence (OSI)

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07-11-19 07:46:00,

By Arjun Walia

  • The Facts: The influence of intelligence and government agencies when it comes to mainstream media is quite large. This article provides numerous examples from documents to whistleblowers that clearly prove this point.
  • Reflect On: Our world has become quite Orwellian with regards to free and open information. There now seems to be a ‘Ministry of Truth’ that is hiding information from people, and telling them what to believe and how to think. Censorship is rampant.

A declassified document from the CIA archives in the form of a letter from a CIA task force addressed to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency details the close relationship that exists between the CIA and mainstream media and academia.

The document states that the CIA task force “now has relationships with reporters from every major wire service, newspaper, news weekly, and television network in the nation,” and that “this has helped us turn some ‘intelligence failure’ stories into ‘intelligence success” stories,’ and has contributed to the accuracy of countless others.” Furthermore, it explains how the agency has “persuaded reporters to postpone, change, hold, or even scrap stories that could have adversely affected national security interests or jeopardized sources and methods.”

Although it is a document outlining their desire to become more open and transparent, the deception outlined by various whistleblowers (example) requires us to read between the lines and recognize that the relationships shared between intelligence agencies and our sources of information are not always warranted and pose inherent conflicts of interest.

Herein lies the problem: What is “national security,” and who determines that definition? JFK bravely told the world that the “dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh[] the dangers which are cited to justify it.” He also said that “there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.” 

“National security” is now an umbrella term used to justify concealing information, but who makes these decisions?

The real reason why people like Julian Assange are treated the way they are treated is because they threaten immoral corporate and elitist actions/interests of various governments and institutions,

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Pentagon: Ethik von KI-Systemen

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04-11-19 09:59:00,

Mission Master oder Drohnenpanzer. Bild: Rheinmetall

Der Defense Innovation Board hat ethische Empfehlungen vorgelegt, die widersprüchlich, vage, kaum moralisch argumentierend und eine Luftveranstaltung sind

Letztes Jahr hatte das Pentagon dem Defense Innovation Board aufgefordert Prinzipien für eine ethische Benutzung von KI zu erstellen. Der mit Vertretern aus der Industrie und Wissenschaft hat nun einen solchen Katalog vorgelegt, natürlich nach dem Selbstverständnis des Pentagon, dem Gegner “militärisch und technisch” überlegen zu bleiben. In der Einleitung zu dem vorgelegten Bericht heißt es noch, die Überlegenheit müsse einhergehen mit der “Wahrung und Förderung demokratischer Prinzipien, der Zusammenarbeit mit den Alliierten einem Beitrag zu einer stabilen, friedlichen internationalen Gemeinschaft”. Ob das Trumps Politik entspricht, mag ebenso dahingestellt sein wie Frage, wie die zahlreichen militärischen, auch völkerrechtswidrigen militärischen Interventionen der Demokratie und dem Frieden gedient haben.

In dem Bericht, zu dessen Verfertigung neben Vertretern von IT-Konzernen auch eine bunte Mischung von Menschenrechtsexperten, Wissenschaftler, Vertreter der Zivilgesellschaft, Philosophen, Venturekapitalisten, Wirtschaftsführer und Pentagon-Mitarbeiter” konsultiert worden sein sollen, wird apodiktisch hervorgehoben, dass KI überall eindringen und den Krieg verändern wird. Deswegen müsse man hier anderen Staaten überlegen sein. Ausgerechnet kurz nach dem Rückzug aus Rojava und der Erklärung nur die syrischen Ölfelder noch “schützen” zu wollen, wobei Amerikaner wie Türken sich völkerrechtswidrig in Syrien befinden, heißt es dort überschwänglich: “We have witnessed how deeply committed the women and men who work in the Department are to ethics: avoiding civilian casualties, adhering to international humanitarian law, and collaborating with allies in international fora to advance international law and norms.”

Das soll im Rahmen der fünf erarbeiteten ethischen Prinzipien geschehen, die die Überlegenheit der USA nicht nur technisch, sondern auch ethisch sichern sollen, wobei die Ethik natürlich einen Rahmen setzen soll, um kinetische und legale Gewalt zu legitimieren:

“Verantwortlich: Menschen sollen einen angemessenes Ausmaß an Beurteilung ausüben und für die Entwicklung, den Einsatz, die Verwendung und die Ergebnisse von KI-Ssytemen verantwortlich bleiben.
Fair: Das Verteidigungsministerium sollte überlegte Schritte ausführen, um unbeabsichtigte Vorurteile in der Entwicklung und beim Einsatz von Kampf- und Nichtkampf-KI-Systemen zu vermeiden, die unbeabsichtigt Menschen einen Schaden zufügen.
Rückverfolgbar. Die Ingenieursdisziplin sollte ausreichend fortgeschritten sein, so dass technische Experten ein angmessenes Verständnis der Technik, der Entwicklungsprozesse und Operationsmethoden der eigenen KI-Systeme besitzen.

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Aggression Only OK for US If Led by the Pentagon and Partners – Global Research

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19-10-19 06:41:00,

When US forces rape and destroy nonbelligerent nations threatening no one, it’s called humanitarian intervention, responsibility to protect, and democracy building — notions Washington’s power elites abhor.

When victimized nations defend themselves lawfully against Pentagon terror-bombing and atrocities by ISIS and likeminded jihadists used as US proxy foot soldiers, they’re wrongfully condemned for aggression — notably by establishment media, operating as imperial press agents.

The Obama and Trump regimes respectively supported Turkey’s 2016 and 2018 aggression in Syria — Operations Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch, both flagrantly illegal under international law.

Aggression committed by other countries is only OK with Washington when serving its interests — notably when Israel smashes defenseless Palestinians, rapes Lebanon, and terror-bombs Syria, along with conducting targeted assassinations.

Throughout much of Obama’s war on Syria, now Trump’s, the Pentagon and CIA used Kurdish YPG fighters in the country’s north as proxy foot soldiers against Damascus.

They were supplied with heavy weapons, related equipment, logistical support, intelligence, and air cover for aggression, supporting Washington’s imperial aims, along with their own self-interest against Syria’s sovereign independence and territorial integrity.

When Turkey’s Erdogan launched so-called Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria days earlier, his third cross-border aggression since 2011, the Trump regime OK’d it, then expressed opposition along with congressional members for political and strategic reasons.

The US has a long history of abandoning support for allies to higher priorities, Kurds victimized time and again, early October their latest betrayal, pushing them to ally with Damascus against a common Turkish foe.

Turkey is a NATO member, its alliance with Washington uneasy at best. A rupture could happen any time over US actions Erdogan rejects, Russia the beneficiary if things turn out this way.

Trump and his handlers are trying to have things both ways, criticizing Turkey’s cross-border adventurism while stopping short of harsh actions to stop it — notably by continuing to sell Ankara weapons and munitions used for warmaking.

Neither DJT, his geopolitical team, or congressional leaders give a hoot about ordinary people anywhere, including at home.

Trump’s Wednesday letter to Erdogan showed he wants bilateral differences smoothed over, relations between both countries kept firm, saying:

“Let’s work out a good deal.

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Pentagon Joins the War on Alternative Media – Global Research

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02-09-19 02:03:00,

“Fake news” is so threatening to America’s national security, the Pentagon’s DARPA research agency has announced it will launch a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” according to Bloomberg

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants custom software that can unearth fakes hidden among more than 500,000 stories, photos, video and audio clips. If successful, the system after four years of trials may expand to detect malicious intent and prevent viral fake news from polarizing society.

As usual, a translation is in order. DARPA is working on a system that will prevent news and analysis contrary to the establishment narrative from rising above the mosh pit that is the lower depths of social media. 

U.S. officials have been working on plans to prevent outside hackers from flooding social channels with false information ahead of the 2020 election. The drive has been hindered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to consider election-security legislation. Critics have labeled him #MoscowMitch, saying he left the U.S. vulnerable to meddling by Russia, prompting his retort of “modern-day McCarthyism.”

It should be obvious there isn’t any “election-security.” Even with alleged Russian interference—which has zero credibility and is remarkably evidence-free—can’t overcome the fact the election system is rigged in favor of the establishment’s handpicked “public service” careerists. Bernie Sanders knows about this and Tulsi Gabbard is learning. 

No amount of “fake news” will change or even marginally impact the system. An astute eleven-year-old, after examining the evidence or lack thereof, would conclude the Russians are not hijacking elections. That job is left up to the DNC, RNC, and the corporate propaganda media. 

President Donald Trump has repeatedly rejected allegations that dubious content on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google aided his election win. Hillary Clinton supporters claimed a flood of fake items may have helped sway the results in 2016.

Hillary Clinton followers are simply sore losers. In order to push the fallacy we live in a pluralistic democracy, the state provides the appropriate cover to effectively obfuscate the “deep fake” that is performed every election cycle. 

This cover allowed Donald Trump to win the election. Trump didn’t collude with the Russians, he didn’t need to.

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Das Pentagon und Plastik, das auf Knopfdruck zerfällt

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01-09-19 10:03:00,

Zerfallendes Plastik. Screenshot von ACS-Video.

US-Wissenschaftler wollen im Auftrag der Darpa ein Polymer für Transportvehikel oder Geräte entwickelt haben, das ohne Spuren zu hinterlassen blitzschnell verschwindet

Militärtechnik war immer daran interessiert, Menschen und Material zu tarnen oder unsichtar zu machen. Viel Geld fließt in Tarnkappen-Techniken, um Schiffe, Panzer oder Flugzeuge für Radarsysteme durch die Form und die Verwendung von radarabsorbierende Materialien schwerer erkennbar zu machen. Wissenschaftler vom Georgia Institute of Technology haben nun im Auftrag des Pentagon erstmals eine Plastikverbindung entwickelt, die sich auf Befehl aus der Ferne selbst zerstört und sich praktisch unsichtbar auflöst, wie dieses Video demonstrieren soll.

Die Darpa, die Forschungsbehörde des Pentagon, wollte ein Material, um Sensoren, Drohnen oder andere Vehikel zu besitzen, die nach ihrem Einsatz verschwinden und keine Spuren hinterlassen. Damit könnte man heimlich etwas in feindliches Gebiet einschleusen, das nicht entdeckt werden kann und das man nicht bergen muss.

Das Icarus-Projekt

Um die Forschung in Gang zu bringen, hatte die Darpa das Programm Inbound, Controlled, Air-Releasable, Unrecoverable Systems (ICARUS) gestartet. Vorbild dafür war Ikarus, der mit Federn und Wachs ausgerüstet zum Fliegen abhob, aber bekanntlich der Sonne zu nahe kam, so dass das Wachs schmolz und er abstürzte. Das wollte man nachahmen, aber mit positiveren Ergebnissen. Die Ausschreibung des ICARUS-Programms suchte nach autonomen Luftfahrzeugen, die eine Last von 1,5 kg mit einer Genauigkeit von 10 Metern liefern kann. Innerhalb weniger Stunden sollte das Flugzeug, das nicht größer als 3 Meter sein sollte, physikalisch verschwinden.

Das Plastik, das die Wissenschaftler nach einer Mitteilung entwickelt haben, soll stabil genug sein, die Zwecke erfüllen zu können. So wurde aus dem Plastik, das auf Polyphthalaldehyd (PPHA) basiert, ein kleines Segelflugzeug und ein Fallschirm für den Abwurf von Lasten gebaut. Gedacht ist, daraus auch Sensoren oder Baumaterialien zu entwickeln. Ob das Polymer in bioabbaubare Bestandteile zerfällt, geht aus der Mitteilung nicht hervor. Das ist dem Militär, sowieso auf Zerstörung und Töten ausgerichtet, auch sonst nicht so wichtig.

Viele Polymere haben eine “Ceiling-Temperatur”, die relativ hoch ist und über der der Umwelt liegt, weswegen sie unter normalen Bedingungen stabil sind. Wird die Schwelle überschritten, zerfallen sie in ihre Bestandteile, in die Monomere. Der Zerfall kann bei einer Überschreitung der Ceiling-Temperatur aber lange dauern,

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Pentagon Launches Investigation Into $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Contract With Amazon

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13-08-19 05:32:00,

The Pentagon’s Inspector General has launched a probe into key aspects of the DoD’s forthcoming $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing program, and has vowed to “expeditiously” review whether there was any malfeasance in the bid process – including conflicts of interest, according to Bloomberg

“We are reviewing the DoD’s handing of the JEDI cloud acquisition, including the development of requirements and the request for proposal process,” said Pentagon IG spokeswoman Dwrena Allen in a statement, adding that a “multidisciplinary team” of auditors, attorneys and investigators are investigating JEDI matters “referred to us by Members of Congress and through the DoD Hotline.”

“In addition, we are investigating whether current or former DoD officials committed misconduct relating to the JEDI acquisition, such as whether any had any conflicts of interest related to their involvement in the acquisition process.”

Allen said the review “is ongoing and our team is making substantial progress. We recognize the importance and time sensitive nature of the issues, and we intend to complete our review as expeditiously as possible.”

The OG intends to write a report and notify Defense Secretary Mark Esper and DoD leaders of the findings, as well as inform Congress, according to standard protocols, she said. “We will also consider publicly releasing the results, consistent with our standard processes. –Bloomberg

On August 1st, Defense Secretary Esper ordered a separate review of the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract after President Trump supported critics saying that Amazon was given an unfair advantage. 

In July, the WSJ publicized new evidence showing that senior Amazon executives met with senior DoD officials, including then-Defense Secretary James Mattis, to discuss the project before the bidding even began, while the decision over the program was expected this month. 

Meanwhile, Oracle lost out on the project after losing a critical court case against the Pentagon and Amazon, allowing the DoD to move forward with either Amazon or Microsoft. 

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David Icke | The Pentagon can make you hear voices in your head. And Facebook can read your mind.

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13-08-19 10:22:00,

Breakout your tin foil hats!!! Its appears you are going to need them.

We’ve all heard of people that blame their actions on “voices in their heads” or “the devil told them to do it”.

Well, what if I told you that the Pentagon has developed lasers that broadcast messages directly into your brain in the form of human speech? Yes, you read it right, talking lasers!! Scientist at the Department of Defense have been working on such technology for an initiative called the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate. Located at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA, their vision statement reads as follows: “A fully integrated non-lethal competency within each Service to complement lethal effects, enhance the Joint Force’s adaptability and support strategic objectives that include minimizing civilian casualties.” Messages sent by the lasers are meant to warn enemy combatants that they are in danger and should not continue to carry out attacks. Lasers should be able to broadcast messages across hundreds of miles very soon.

While this may be news to most, the military has been dabbling with synthetic telepathy for some time now. During the 1993 siege on the Branch Davidians  compound in Waco Texas, David Koresh  (the compounds leader) was the proposed target for a synthetic telepathy experiment . The FBI recruited Russian mind control scientist Igor Smirnov to beam the voice of God into Koresh’s mind. God’s voice was to be played by famed actor Charlton Heston. The FBI opted to not follow through with this plan.

I think its safe to say that the ability to implant ideas into our brain has been around for some time now. This technology is a threat to the privacy and freedom of every human on the planet. Unfortunately it gets worse. Not only can thoughts be transmitted into our brain,  but it appears as if our thoughts can be read as well.

Facebook has created a wearable machine that can read your inner voice. The brain computer interface device was developed by Facebook Reality Labs, a division of Facebook. It’s aim is to facilitate telepathic communication with external devices.

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Iraq Accuses Pentagon Of “Extremely Exaggerating” Numbers Of ISIS Fighters

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13-08-19 08:09:00,

The US Department of Defense Inspector General released a formal report last week which claimed ISIS retains between 14,000 and 18,000 members in Iraq and Syria, which Pentagon officials used to argue for a continuing US troops presence in Syria. They touted the report as “verification” that a US draw down in Syria had enabled a a resurgent ISIS.

The Iraqi military, however, which partners with US forces, has rejected the report, calling it “extremely exaggerated”. 

“The figure announced by the Pentagon is extremely exaggerated,” the spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, said in a press statement, as quoted by Iraqi news agency Malouma and regional outlet Kurdistan24.

Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq near the border with Syria. Image source: Reuters

The general added that Iraqi national forces are in their third and final phase of an operation meant to clean out final pockets of Islamic State sleeper cells. 

Last Tuesday’s Pentagon report presented to Congress asserted that ISIS terrorists are “growing again in power” in Syria and Iraq, and painted a general picture that to the extent American troops leave the region, the Islamic State will correspondingly reestablish itself. 

“Despite losing its territorial ‘caliphate,’ the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) solidified its insurgent capabilities in Iraq and was resurging in Syria this quarter,” the report says.

It should be remembered that it’s precisely the same argument Syria hawks have repeatedly used to stymie previous plans voiced by President Trump to “bring the troops home”. Baghdad officials themselves have also increasingly seen little need for the unpopular US troops presence on Iraqi soil. 

Like Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda in the post-9/11 years, the constantly inflated “ISIS threat” is the new bogeyman that keeps on giving: neocons and hawks will cling to it so long as in enables expanding American presence in the Middle East. 

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Pentagon gibt Präsenz von IS-Anhängern im Flüchtlingslager Al-Hol zu, Is baut sein Untergrund-Netzwerk aus

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07-08-19 09:18:00,

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11:00 07.08.2019(aktualisiert 11:08 07.08.2019)

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Im Flüchtlingslager Al-Hol im Nordosten Syriens, das auf dem Territorium liegt, das die von den USA unterstützten Kurden-Volksmilizen kontrollieren, halten sich zahlreiche Anhänger der Terrormiliz „Islamischer Staat“* auf.

Das folgt aus einem Bericht des Generalinspekteurs des US-Verteidigungsministeriums, Glenn Fine, über die „Operation Inherent Resolve“, die die USA und ihre Verbündeten bereits fünf Jahre lang im Nahen Osten durchführen.

„Nach Ansicht des US-Verteidigungsministeriums stellt das Flüchtlingslager Al-Hol in Bezug auf Sicherheit ein großes Problem dar, da sich dort zahlreiche Familienmitglieder und Anhänger der Terrormiliz ‚Islamischer Staat‘ aufhalten. Das Ministerium ruft dazu auf, die IS-Anhänger in ihre Herkunftsländer zurückzuführen“, heißt es im Dokument.    

Laut dem Dokument baute zudem die Terrormiliz „Islamischer Staat“, deren Zerschlagung US-Präsident Donald Trump mehrmals verkündet hatte, in den vergangenen Monaten ihr Untergrund-Netzwerk in Syrien und im Irak aus.

Gasförderungsstation in der syrischen Provinz Homs (Archivbild)

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Sputnik / Michail Wosskressenskij

Nach Angaben des Kommandos der „Operation Inherent Resolve“ (OIR) hat der „Islamische Staat“ Mordanschläge, Entführungen sowie Brandanschläge auf Saatfelder sowohl im Irak als auch in Syrien begangen. Es seien auch Anschläge von Selbstmordattentätern registriert worden.   

Außerdem habe der IS Terrorzellen in Syrien gebildet und versucht, seine Kommando- und Kontrollpunkte im Irak zu stärken. Wie aus dem Dokument weiter hervorging, stellt der „Islamische Staat“ sein Finanzierungsnetz wieder auf. 

Unter anderem verwies Glenn Fine in seinem Bericht auf sinkende Möglichkeiten der kurdischen „Demokratischen Kräfte Syriens“ (SDF) im Anti-IS-Kampf.

„Innerhalb von drei Monaten hat das Kommando der ‚Operation Inherent Resolve‘ einen Teil der US-Truppen aus Syrien abgezogen, was zur Schwächung der für die Kräfte der Partner nötigen Unterstützung geführt hat, während sie diese bei der Ausbildung und Ausstattung zur Bekämpfung der sich wiederbelebenden IS-Zellen benötigt haben“, so der Militärinspekteur.

IS-Kämpfer bei Palmyra

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Wie der Inspekteur unter Verweis auf das OIR-Kommando mitteilte, hatten die irakischen Sicherheitskräfte (ISF) und die von den USA unterstützen „Demokratischen Kräfte Syriens“ (SDF) „langfristige Operationen“ gegen IS-Kämpfer nicht durchführen können.        

US-Präsident Donald Trump hatte mehrmals  den Sieg über den „Islamischen Staat“ verkündet. Damit hatte Trump im Dezember den Beginn des Abzuges der US-Truppen aus Syrien begründet.

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Pentagon testet Massenüberwachungs-Luftballons – Zeitung

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02-08-19 08:19:00,

Ein auf Stratosphärenballons gestütztes Massenüberwachungssystem wird über dem Territorium von sechs US-Bundesstaaten im Auftrag des Pentagons durchgeführt. Darüber berichtet die Zeitung „The Guardian“ unter Verweis auf Dokumente, die bei der Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eingereicht worden sind.

Demnach reichte das Luft-, Raumfahrt- und Verteidigungsunternehmen „Sierra Nevada Corporation“ einen Antrag bei der Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ein, in dem es ein beständiges Überwachungssystem zur „Lokalisierung und Abschreckung“ des Drogenhandels und der Gefährdungen der inneren Sicherheit bereitstellen will.

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Sputnik / Konstantin Tschalabow

Die FCC soll die Durchführung der Tests des Überwachungssystems, die von Mitte Juli bis September stattfinden sollen, bereits genehmigt haben.

Laut der Zeitung werden bis zu 25 unbemannte solarbetriebene Ballons von South Dakota aus gestartet, die 250 Meilen durch ein Gebiet driften sollen, das Teile von Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri und Illinois umfasst.

Die Luftballons, die in der Stratosphäre in Höhen von bis zu knapp 19 Kilometer unterwegs sein sollen, tragen Hightech-Radars, die einzelne Fahrzeuge wie Autos und Boote bei Tag und Nacht und bei jedem Wetter verfolgen können.

Die Tests werden im Auftrag des Südlichen Kommandos der US-Streitkräfte (Southcom) abgehalten , das für Katastrophenschutz, Nachrichtendienste und Sicherheitszusammenarbeit in der Karibik sowie in Mittel- und Südamerika zuständig ist.

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Pentagon Wants 16-Year-Old Kids To Fight The Empire’s Wars

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26-07-19 12:16:00,

Authored By Kurt Nimmo via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

The Pentagon is desperate. Far too many millennials are criminals, so luring them in to become the latest crop of bullet stoppers for the state is a nonstarter. 

Solution? Recruit 16-year-olds. Most have yet graduated to petty and violent crime, although a lot of them are in video game training for a future of violence and self-destructive stupidity. 

It’s not being widely reported in the media. Recruiters are ready to go after tenth-graders. They are itching to snag kids before they engage in a life of crime, or before they have fully-mature brains (well, some of them) and decide to kill and be killed isn’t much of a career choice.

First, though, the state will have to give these little darlings the “right” to vote for a crop of handpicked carnival barkers, euphemistically called representatives of the people. 

I don’t know about you, but when I was sixteen all I thought about was cruising in my father’s car with a freshly minted state permission to drive card in my wallet as I searched desperately for girls willing to make-out in the backseat. 

It took a year or two before I was politically aware, mostly as a result of Richard Nixon’s plan to “draft” me (polite speak for slavery) into the meat grinder he inherited from LBJ, aka the Vietnam War, where I would either be minced, traumatized for life, or lucky enough to stay behind lines and scrub latrines while other kids fought and senselessly died. 

Around this time college, high school students, and millions of other concerned Americans marched against the war, a truly remarkable one-time event now impossible in America because the military is “volunteer” and our wars are “humanitarian.” 

COMMENTARY: Why we should lower the age for recruitment to 16 https://t.co/CKn974qxis pic.twitter.com/y3BKi6z3PK

— ArmyTimes (@ArmyTimes) July 11, 2019

Most of these so-called volunteers “joined” the military because they have so few other career options (if you consider killing other people a career choice). Brought up in largely single-parent homes and taught all manner of nonsense in public schools that now resemble locked down prisons,

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New US Pentagon Chief – Vested Interest In War & Conflict

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21-07-19 08:25:00,

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Mark Esper is expected to be confirmed in coming days as the new US Secretary of Defense. His appointment is awaiting final Congressional approval after customary hearings this week before senators. The 55-year-old nominee put forward by President Trump was previously a decorated Lieutenant Colonel and has served in government office during the GW Bush administration.

But what stands out as his most conspicuous past occupation is working for seven years as a senior lobbyist for Raytheon, the US’ third biggest military manufacturing company. The firm specializes in missile-defense systems, including the Patriot, Iron Dome and the Aegis Ashore system (the latter in partnership with Lockheed Martin).

As Defense Secretary, Esper will be the most senior civilian executive member of the US government, next to the president, on overseeing military policy, including decisions about declaring war and deployment of American armed forces around the globe. His military counterpart at the Pentagon is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, currently held by Marine General Joseph Dunford who is expected to be replaced soon by General Mark Milley (also in the process of senate hearings).

Esper’s confirmation hearings this week were pretty much a rubber-stamp procedure, receiving lame questioning from senators about his credentials and viewpoints. The only exception was Senator Elizabeth Warren, who slammed the potential “conflict of interest” due to his past lobbying service for Raytheon. She said it “smacks of corruption”. Other than her solitary objection, Esper was treated with kid gloves by other senators and his appointment is expected to be whistled through by next week. During hearings, the former lobbyist even pointedly refused to recuse himself of any matters involving Raytheon if he becomes the defense boss.

As Rolling Stone magazine quipped on Esper’s nomination, “it is as swampy as you’d expect”.

“President Trump’s Cabinet is already rife with corruption, stocked full of former lobbyists and other private industry power players who don’t seem to mind leveraging their government positions to enrich themselves personally. Esper should fit right in,” wrote Rolling Stone.

The linkage between officials in US government, the Pentagon and private manufacturers is a notorious example of “revolving door”.

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Pentagon solicits virtual reality tech to prep soldiers for ‘battlefield nuclear warfare’

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09-07-19 09:51:00,

The Pentagon has put out a call for virtual reality training environments with “radiological/nuclear considerations” – another sign that the US’ unhealthy obsession with nuclear warfare isn’t going away anytime soon.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a Department of Defense division focused on countering weapons of mass destruction, is looking for virtual reality systems it can use to train combat forces in a “battlefield nuclear warfare environment.” The agency issued a “sources sought notice” last week, seeking technical specs and other market information on “virtual training and testing programs” for combat troops “performing radiological threat objects find and interdict operations” – as well as fighting on the nuclear “battlefield.”

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“AR/VR capabilities will not replace field training requirements,” the notice states, adding that its “purpose is to test warfighter scenarios and decision-making to provide users realistic outcomes to support training and course-of-action selection when faced with radiological/nuclear threats.” It may also be used for “planning training scenarios” and “equipment testing events.” While the addition of a realistic VR overlay of post-nuclear devastation could make soldiers more reluctant to push the big red button, that decision has never been left to the rank-and-file, and it’s unlikely their commanders will be lining up to experience even the most high-tech post-apocalyptic training module.

The US military is increasingly relying on training simulators, which carry obvious advantages including cost – avoiding the need to transport troops to the countries they’re training to occupy – and safety. The army awarded two contracts for training simulators last month with the goal of ultimately generating 400 different location-specific training environments. And virtual reality is the only way to provide soldiers with training in a post-nuclear scenario – for now, at least.

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It’s the duty of a nation’s military to be prepared, and the Pentagon’s nuclear prepping wouldn’t be nearly so sinister if it hadn’t posted,

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Das Pentagon im Beeinflussungs- oder Influencer-Krieg

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02-07-19 07:28:00,

Nato-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg droht Russland wegen des von den USA aufgekündigten INF-Vertrags und erweist sich als durchsichtiger Beeinflussungsstratege. BIld: Nato

Ein Pentagon-Bericht über die “Strategischen Ziele Russlands” sieht den russischen Einfluss weltweit durch “Grauzonen-Aktivitäten” wachsen, den USA fehle ein Narrativ

Das Pentagon hat einen Bericht über die “Strategischen Ziele Russlands” vorgelegt. Interessant an dem Bericht für den Gemeinsamen Generalstab ist nicht nur, wo die Autoren, vorwiegend aus dem Pentagon, Schwächen sehen oder konstruieren, die natürlich ausgeglichen werden müssen, sondern wie insgesamt der seit Jahren eskalierte Konflikt wahrgenommen wird, der zu einem neuen Wettrüsten geführt hat.

Gerade hat die Nato Russland vor dem Auslaufen des INF-Vertrags in 5 Wochen gewarnt. Russland habe bis heute Zeit, seinen Verpflichtungen nachzukommen. Sollte es das nicht tun, werde man, sagte Nato-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg, darauf angemessen, aber “glaubwürdig und effektiv” reagieren, Schuld trage allein Russland, das mit den SSC-8- bzw. 9M729-Raketen den Vertrag über die Begrenzung von Mittelstreckenraketen angeblich verletzt habe. Man wolle kein Wettrüsten und werde keine landgestützten Mittelstreckenraketen in Europa stationieren, aber das Wettrüsten findet auch unabhängig vom INF-Vertrag schon längst statt.

Angekündigt werden nach dem Treffen der Nato-Verteidigungsminister mehr Militärübungen, Ausbau der Beobachtung, der Luft- und Raketenabwehr und der konventionellen Kapazitäten. Verlangt wird eine Unterwerfung Russlands, an einer Diskussion war man von Seiten der USA, die den Vertrag zuerst am 1. Februar aufgekündigt hatten, und der Rest-Nato nicht interessiert.

Russland wirft den USA ebenfalls seit Jahren eine Verletzung des Vertrags durch die Installation des landgestützten Aegis-Raketenabwehrsystems vor, mit dessen modular konfigurierbarem Abschusssystem MK-41 sich auch Mittelstreckenraketen des Typs Tomahawk abfeuern lassen, was der Hersteller Lockheed Martin bestätigt bzw. anpreist. Landgestützte Tomahawk-Raketen fallen unter das Verbot des INF-Vertrags. Die Nato sieht sich nicht einmal genötigt, den Vorwürfen zu begegnen. Stoltenberg: “Russia’s choice is simple: Return to compliance and uphold its arms control commitments, or continue its irresponsible and dangerous behaviour and bear the full responsibility for the demise of the Treaty.”

Die russische Regierung folgte prompt der amerikanischen Aufkündigung des Vertrags. Beide Ländern haben kein großes Interesse daran, die Reichweite von langestützten Raketen in einem Vertrag zu regeln, der nur für Russland und die USA gilt, aber nicht für andere Staaten wie China. Zudem gilt der Vertrag nicht für see- und luftgestützte Raketen.

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Pentagon, NATO and Israel’s IDF Operate as an Air Force for Jihadists in Syria and Elsewhere – Global Research

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01-07-19 02:17:00,

Trump escalated Obama’s war in Syria. Endless conflict rages in its ninth year with no prospect for resolution because bipartisan US hardliners reject restoring peace and stability to the country.

US-led aggression is all about wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing Syrian sovereign independence, eliminating an Israeli rival, isolating Iran, while pushing to return the country to US client state status — along with gaining control over its vast oil and gas resources.

The US, NATO, and Israel are waging war on Syria without declaring it, their warplanes aiding ISIS and other terrorists, proxy forces serving their interests — heavily armed, funded, trained and directed by the US and its imperial partners.

According to a Syrian military source on Monday,

“(o)ur air defenses intercepted hostile missiles fired by Israeli warplanes from the Lebanese airspace towards some of our military positions in Homs and the surroundings of Damascus.”

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said

“four civilians, including a baby, were martyred and 21 others, including children, were injured in Sahnaya town in Damascus Countryside due to the aggression,” adding:

“(M)aterial damage was inflicted on a number of civilians’ houses in Sahnaya,” injuries sustained by occupants.

Other reports indicated that powerful blasts struck Homs and the Damascus countryside, causing “material damage.”

AMN News reported that Israeli warplanes struck “a number of sites near the capital city and Lebanese border.”

Southfront reported that “most (IDF) missiles (fired from Lebanese airspace) were able to hit their targets,” adding:

“(M)ilitary positions in the districts of al-Mazzeh, al-Dimass and Jomrayah north and northwest of Damascus, as well as three bases in the outskirt of the city of Homs were hit.”

The large-scale attack suggests more of the same coming, the Pentagon and IDF likely coordinating their aggression at designated targets.

Along with the US and NATO, Israel has been waging war on Syria for years without declaring it.

Last September, an IDF statement said it conducted hundreds of airstrikes on Syrian targets in the last 18 months alone, some near Russia’s Khmeimim airbase, Lebanese airspace most often used to launch attacks.

A Lebanese source said “10 or more Israeli military aircraft entered the (country’s) airspace” ahead of the latest attack,

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Brains for hire: Pentagon spends millions researching explosives & whale detection at German unis

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23-06-19 12:46:00,

Universities all across Germany have been engaged in dual-purpose and military-related projects for the Pentagon, which has reportedly poured millions into the work, sometimes in violation of local laws that promote non-violence.

The US Department of Defense seems to have outsourced some of its scientific efforts to dozens of German universities, according to Der Spiegel. The magazine scrutinized a database on US government acquisitions and found out that $21.7 million of taxpayers’ money was spent on hundreds of scientific research grants since 2008.

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Most of the projects, predictably, revolved around technology and natural sciences, and didn’t immediately relate to the military. But some of them were, indeed, eye-catching.

One grant, worth $1.72 million, was given to Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich to find a replacement for RDX, an explosive widely used since as early as 19th century. LMU, one of Germany’s best technology hubs, also received $3.7 million for 23 separate projects. 

Another center, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) for Polar and Marine Research, got $973,000 between 2013 and 2017 to develop infrared-based system allowing for whale detection. Der Spiegel believes that this technology – useless for the military at first glance – could be employed in submarine operations, calling it “a classic example of the dual-use thing.”

The Pentagon itself left no doubt as to why it was spending that money on German brains and know-how. Their research was crucial for “improvement of army programs or operations,” and helped ensure that there will be no “technological surprises for our nation,” according to some of the project descriptions.

Some of the funding came in violation of local laws, Der Spiegel writes. The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia requires that scholars contribute to “a sustainable, peaceful and democratic world” as well as to be “committed to peaceful goals.”

Nevertheless, many universities did engage in Pentagon-funded projects that had clear military applications.

Back in the US, the military also invests sizeable amounts of money in hi-tech projects, benefiting from its giant $686-billion budget. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most talked-about area where the Pentagon has been offering generous contracts to top companies like Google,

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Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip

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17-06-19 08:39:00,

By Eoin Higgins

The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an airstrip.

Ecuadorian defense minister Oswaldo Jarrín announced President Lenín Moreno’s administration’s decision to allow the Pentagon to expand an existing airfield on San Cristobal Island for U.S. spy planes targeting drug traffickers in comments to Telesur on June 12. The airport is at the southwest end of the island in the city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

According to The Independent, “a U.S. air force Boeing 707 plane carrying radar surveillance and a Lockheed P-3 Orion plane will patrol the Pacific Ocean, using the Galapagos as a launching off point.”

The Ecuadorian National Assembly isn’t sold on the proposal. In a vote on June 13, El Universo reported, 106 of the assembly’s 137 members cleared the way for calling on Jarrín and environmental minister Marcelo Mata to appear before the chamber’s Commission of Sovereignty and International Relations.

Carlos Viteri, an assembly member from the southern region of Sarayacu, Pastaza, and a member of the Revolución Ciudadana party, said that allowing the U.S. to operate off of the airstrip was “vassalage.”

“What is being proposed by the government through the Ministry of Defense is unacceptable,” Viteri told El Universo, “and the fact that it intends to cede an inch of Ecuadorian territory should be prohibited.”

In his remarks, Jarrín said that the Galapagos Islands are a “natural aircraft carrier because it ensures permanence, replenishment, interception facilities, and is 1,000 kilometers from our coasts.”

That aircraft carrier could have an extended landing strip built on it to accommodate U.S. planes. Jarrín said that the Pentagon would pay for any needed “readjustments” to the airfield, raising concerns that Galapagos will be used as a permanent base for the U.S. military—a violation of Ecuador’s constitution, which says in Article Five that “the establishment of foreign military bases or foreign installations for military purposes will not be allowed.

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Pentagon seeks to build global ‘consensus’ on Iran. Is it time to worry?

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15-06-19 08:24:00,

The Trump administration is looking to “build international consensus” against Iran following attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But what does that actually mean? And to what end is it used?

“The focus for myself and Ambassador Bolton and Secretary Pompeo is to build international consensus to this international problem,” acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters outside the Pentagon on Friday.

Shanahan went on to say that the Pentagon would contribute to this effort by sharing intelligence with allies, as it did Friday when it released a video it claims shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) removing an undetonated mine from the hull of one of two tankers attacked that morning.

For National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, consensus-building will likely take a different shape. Pompeo has already blamed Iran for the attack, citing non-specific “intelligence” and Tehran’s alleged history of “unprovoked attacks” in the region. The State Secretary has jetted off in search of consensus before; taking a tour of the Middle East at the beginning of the year to unite the US’ Arab allies against Iran.

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Bolton has been clamoring for war with Iran for over a decade, advocating pre-emptive strikes on the Islamic Republic since 2008. Shaping consensus for him will likely entail more beating of the war drums on the international stage.

Rallying allies

Why build consensus at all? There are two reasons: moral and material.

The US paints itself not as the “world police” but as a moral beacon, an exemplar for “democracies” to aspire to and follow, so the more allies sign on to its cause the more legitimate it looks.

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On a more practical level, going against Tehran is not an endeavor the US can do alone. Iran has a population of nearly 90 million people, the world’s 14th-most powerful military,

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Teufelskreis: Pentagon erschafft IT-Riesen und kauft anschließend deren Dienste

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27-05-19 02:37:00,

Tyler Durden

Mit seinen gewaltigen Finanzmitteln hat das amerikanische Verteidigungsministerium – unterstützt durch Risikokapital der CIA – beim Aufbau diverser Riesen der Informationstechnologie mitgeholfen, unter anderem bei Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google und PayPal. Später kaufte der Staat diese Firmen dann ein, damit sie ihn bei Militär- und Geheimdienstaktivitäten unterstützen. Auf diese Weise werden auch die Riesen größer und größer.

Traditionell wird der Börsenindex Fortune 500 von Unternehmen aus dem Bankenwesen, dem Energiesektor und der Industrie dominiert. Doch in den vergangenen Jahren haben Technologieriesen wie Apple und Facebook alteingesessene Konzerne vollkommen abgehängt. Deren Erfolgstechnologie beruht allerdings auf der mit Steuergeldern finanzierten Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit vergangener Jahrzehnte.

Das Internet begann als Arpanet, eine Erfindung von Honeywell-Raytheon, das damals im Auftrag des US-Verteidigungsministeriums arbeitete. Dieselben Satelliten, über die moderne Internetkommunikation abläuft, machen es US-Kampfflugzeugen möglich, Feinde zu bombardieren, dasselbe gilt für GPS, mit dessen Hilfe Online-Einzelhändler Produkte punktgenau zustellen können. Apples Touchscreen-Technologie war ursprünglich bei der US Air Force im Einsatz. Und die Drohnen, die heute so atemberaubende Videos aus der Luft schießen, sind abgewandelte Versionen von Reapers und Predators.

Steuerfinanzierte Forschungsarbeit des US-Verteidigungsministeriums bildet das Rückgrat der modernen Hightech-Wirtschaft. Doch diese Technologien erfüllen einen doppelten Zweck. Die Unternehmen, die bei vielen von uns fester Bestandteil des Alltags geworden sind – Firmen wie Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft und PayPal –, sind indirekt und teilweise auch sehr direkt mit dem militärischen und nachrichtendienstlichen Komplex in den USA verbunden.

Open the Government, eine überparteiliche NGO, die sich für mehr Transparenz einsetzt, hat kürzlich in einem Bericht aufgedeckt, wie umfangreich die Zusammenarbeit von Amazon und Pentagon ist. Das 1994 von Jeff Bezos gegründete Unternehmen wird inzwischen mit 1.000 Milliarden Dollar bewertet, das Privatvermögen von Bezos beliefe sich demnach auf 131 Milliarden Dollar. Im Bericht von Open the Government heißt es, weite Teile der US-Regierung würden mittlerweile auf Amazon laufen, was dazu führt, das Amazon in der Nähe der US-Hauptstadt Washington einen neuen Standort eröffnet.

Amazon bietet unter anderem Clouddienste, maschinelles Lernen und Systeme für biometrische Daten an. Mehr noch: Amazon steht kurz davor, aus dem 10 Milliarden Dollar schweren Programm Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) einen lukrativen IT-Vertrag des Pentagons einzustreichen.

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