US military: “We are prepared to use nuclear weapons”
Twice in seven days the United States shot nuclear-capable long-range missiles toward the Marshall Islands, but the same government refused in March to join negotiations for a new treaty banning nuclear weapons.
“the United States’ ability to maintain a strong, credible nuclear deterrent as a key element of US national security…”
A Taurus rocket carrying Taiwan’s ROCSAT-2 satellite lifts-off from Space Launch Complex 576E at Vandenberg AFB.
Image courtesy U.S. Air Force.
In late March, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley explained why the US would boycott the “treaty ban” negotiations that began March 27 at the UN in New York City. Haley said about nuclear weapons,
“[W]e can’t honestly say that we can protect our people by allowing the bad actors to have them, and those of us that are good, trying to keep peace and safety not to have them.”
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
North Korean president Kim Jong-un could have said the same thing about his seven nuclear warheads, especially in view of US bombs and missiles currently falling on seven countries — Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya — and engagement in massive war games off the Korean peninsula.
Ambassador Haley managed to avoid being two-faced on one level. Joining the ban treaty talks would have been openly hypocritical while her colleagues in the war department were preparing both new nuclear weapons production and a series of test launches. Another April test, at the Tonopah bombing range in Nevada, dropped a so-called “B61-12” the newest US H-bomb now in development and scheduled to go into production after 2022.
Jackie Cabasso, of the Western States Legal Foundation, explained April 20,
“In 1997… President Bill Clinton signed Presidential Directive-60, reaffirming the threatened first use of nuclear weapons as the ‘cornerstone’ of US national security.… President Obama left office with the US poised to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to maintain and modernize its nuclear bombs and warheads…. Over the past couple of years, the US has conducted a series of drop tests of the newly modified B61-12 gravity bomb…. Each new bomb will cost more than twice its weight in solid gold.”
Of the 480 B61s slated to become B61-12s, about 180 are scheduled to be placed at six NATO bases in Europe.
US military: “We are prepared to use nuclear weapons”
As it did Feb. 21 and Feb. 25, 2016, the Air Force regularly tests Minuteman-3s. Deputy Pentagon Chief Robert Work explained before the Feb. 25 launch that the US had tested “at least” 15 since January 2011,
“And that is a signal … that we are prepared to use nuclear weapons in defense of our country if necessary.”
This is a Big Lie. To “use” nuclear weapons produces only massacres, and massacres are never defensive.
Jason Ditz put the rocket tests in context for Antiwar.com:
“Everywhere and (mostly) without exception, the test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) would be angrily condemned by the United States as a dangerous provocation, and the firing of a nuclear-capable rocket would be treated as tantamount to an act of war. Not today [April 26], of course, when the missile in question was test-fired from California by the United States flying some 4,000 miles before hitting a test target near the Marshall Islands. The missile was identified as a Minuteman III, a nuclear-capable weapon of which the US has 450 in service.”
The two times Haley flubbed her March 27 “peace and safety” speech were alarming. Haley stumbled once saying,
“We would love to have a ban on nuclear treat… nuclear weapons.”
A ban on nuclear treaties is clearly what Haley’s bosses do want. So she didn’t correct herself when she said,
“One day we will hope that we are standing here saying, ‘We no longer need nuclear weapons.’”
Translation: today the US does not even hope to get rid of nuclear weapons.
Instead, the United States is simultaneously bombing and rocketing across the Middle East, hitting civilians with drones, Cruise missiles, depleted uranium, and even a 21,600-pound “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” or MOAB bomb, also tested April 13, destroying caves in Afghanistan. This giant “thermobaric” or “fuel-air” explosive (FAE) has the mass of five Lincoln Continentals, and reportedly killed 95 people including a teacher and his son. Such is the peace and safety delivered by “those of us that are good.”
One Defense Intelligence Agency report uncovered by Human Rights Watch said that because
“shock and pressure waves cause minimal damage to brain tissue…it is possible that victims of FAEs are not rendered unconscious by the blast, but instead suffer for several seconds or minutes while they suffocate.”
On March 29, two days after her UN speech Haley spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations and cleared up any confusion the Pentagon’s bombing spree might cause. Haley declared,
“The United States is the moral conscience of the world.”
Well, “And I,” Dorothy Parker said, “am Marie of Romania.”
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Pentagon Intends Continued Aerial Operations in Syria De-Escalation Zones
Washington wants war and regime change in Syria rather than conflict resolution.
On Thursday, Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed on creating four de-escalation zones in the Syria, these nations serving as guarantors.
Sergey Lavrov said America
“proposed (the idea) at the beginning of this year, with a view to creating conditions to ensure safety of the civilian population, to stop violence in those regions where fierce fighting was underway between government and armed opposition forces.”
Not exactly following Thursday’s announcement. Washington isn’t part of the agreement. It supports halting all aerial operations in designated zones – except its own.
According to Pentagon spokesman Major JT Rankine-Galloway on Friday,
“the [so-called US-led] coalition will continue to target ISIS wherever they operate to ensure they have no sanctuary,” adding:
The US continues “to effectively de-conflict coalition operations. However, we are not going to discuss the specifics of how we de-conflict operations in the highly congested and complex battle space in Syria.”
“Opposition groups” haven’t accepted the plan, expressing “fears and doubts.” They reject Iran as a guarantor country.
Their spokesman Abo Zayd called it “incomprehensible (for) Iran (to be involved as) a peacemaker, adding ceasefire is “unsustainable” under these conditions.
US-backed opposition terrorists are preparing a formal response to Russia’s plan – now in effect. In a show of good faith, Moscow ceased all aerial operations in de-escalation zones on May 1.
Kremlin envoy to conflict resolution talks Alexander Lavrentyev said de-escalation zones are now closed to Russian, Syrian, Turkish and US-led coalition aircraft.
“There are absolutely no arrangements for the operation of aircraft, in particular, those of the (so-called US-led) coalition, with or without notification. The subject is closed,” he stressed.
“As guarantors, we will see to it,” he added.
Monitors will check for violators. The Pentagon supports cessation of Russian, Syrian and Turkish aerial operations, not its own, on the phony pretext of combating ISIS which Washington supports, shows how shaky the agreement is, unlikely to succeed like earlier failed Moscow good faith efforts.
Russia, Syria and Iran can be counted on to refrain from aerial operations in agreed on de-escalation zones. Although Trump expressed support to the plan with Putin by phone days earlier, Washington appears unwilling to go along.
US-supported terrorist opposition groups walked out of the Astana, Kazakhstan signing ceremony, refusing to accept Iran as a guarantor state, a phony pretext to reject the deal, likely to continue hostilities, not end them.
The State Department expressed
“concerns about the Astana agreement, including the involvement of Iran as a so-called ‘guarantor.’”
Russia, Syria and Iran alone are committed to keep working for conflict resolution. Washington and its rogue allies want endless war and regime change.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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America in Turmoil: From Deep State Insurgency to Deep State Spying – WikiLeaks’ Vault 7
Even those not following the latest evidence of the tyrannical noose tightening around our necks, know something has gone terribly wrong in America.
Through NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations four years ago, we learned that US citizens as well as foreign countries are the most spied upon in human history. But this week’s latest massive WikiLeaks’ release, aka Vault 7, amounts to almost 9,000 pages of CIA documents collected from 2013 through 2016 that disclose highly classified hacking secrets.
With this largest dump of confidential CIA files ever published, the world is beginning to realize just how far gone our privacy rights are, becoming virtually nonexistent under traitor Obama’s second term in office.
On the heels of last week’s bombshell revelations that outgoing president Obama illegally wiretapped and surveilled all of President Trump’s communications (both domestic and overseas) including his pre-administration officials, now we’re learning that the Orwellian nightmare of myopic control over us as a national population is far worse than ever imagined.
These back-to-back, very much related unfolding events only demonstrate that not only is the legitimately elected American president apparently in the process of an overthrow attempt by treasonous subversive forces for the first time in US history, but through the ruling elite’s private army – the CIA, it has extended its technologically invasive beta test control over the most spied upon population ever on its way to imprisoning every human on earth with a one world crime cabal government.
Americans are not the only victims of deep state cyber aggression. The CIA data dump also reveals that the NSA and CIA have been conducting a large scale covert operation out of the Frankfurt, Germany American Consulate, largest in the world, busily hacking targeted individuals, groups and national entities throughout Europe, the Middle East and China. Granted immunity and top secret identities, individuals comprising deep state America employed in Frankfurt have developed a massive digital hacking arsenal smack dab in the middle of Europe as Empire’s vassal.
In recent years during the Bush-Obama regime, US citizens have witnessed their civil rights – once guaranteed under their no longer upheld Constitution, eroded away into complete oblivion. Under the nefarious pretense of national security, the powers-that-shouldn’t-be have opportunistically stolen both our legal rights as well as literally our property rights in the form of our homes, our cars, our cash, and bank account assets under the grossly unlawfulcivil forfeiture laws regardless of whether any crimes have been committed. Currently US law enforcement steals more annually from us than the totality of all burglars. Also with bail-in laws now well in place, personal life savings will be devoured by large banks, falling like dominos when the global economy collapses. Theft by a predatory elitenever ends.
Rampant violation of our Fifth Amendment right that protect citizens from unreasonable government seizure of private property has also been additionally abused under eminent domain law, where again increasingly our homes are being illegally confiscated by local, state and federal governments. A dozen years ago the US Supreme Court made the decision granting government the right to steal our property based on land use for “economic development” even by a private developer.
The landmark Kelo vs. New London, Connecticut case enabled the Big Pharma giant Pfizer to land grab without the consent of the private citizen as the legal property owner. At the government and pharmaceutical company’s disgrace after millions of taxpayer dollars unjustly displaced private citizens from what was rightfully theirs, all these years later the 90-acre property remains a desolate, vacant lot.
From our stolen constitutional property rights to our freedom of movement and travel now being usurped, increasingly US citizens flying from one domestic location to another are being asked to show “their papers,” reminding us how the German populace must have felt under Nazi authoritarian control.
Increasing military and law enforcement “random” checkpoints are rapidly popping up all over the United States to monitor and restrict our right to navigable access. Microchipped drivers licenses, passports, credit cards as well as backdoor installed GPS monitoring and spying devices in our cell phones have illicitly, secretly been in place for years now. Biometrics like facial and voice recognition and implanted microchips are all New World Order population control mechanisms.
But the latest CIA crimes constitute an unprecedented assault allowing deep state to infiltrate and attack us through malware embedded in our iPhones, Android computer applications as well as smart TVs in order to listen in and shockingly violate every last vestige of our decimated privacy.
Even while Samsung Smart TVs are turned off, the monitoring device is still secretly turned on and eavesdropping on our conversations. Another insidiously dangerous feature to this CIA malware is that it can extract usernames, passwords, and Wi-Fi keys expanding invasive access to the victim’s shared network and other connected devices.
As far back as a half decade ago, then CIA Director retired General David Petraeus was touting how hi tech advances facilitated a myriad of ways Americans can be spied on in a Wired article entitled “CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You through Your Dishwasher.”
With the rise of the “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geo-located data that a spy agency can intercept in real time when you use the lighting app on your phone to adjust your living room’s ambiance.
You can easily see where the centralized controllers envision smart meters, smart phones, smart TVs and a plethora of smart household devices installed in every hopelessly dumbed down American’s home to permit voyeuristic deep state criminals complete invasive access to raping you in your un-private, unsafe sanctuary you call home.
With Big Government both watching and listening wherever we are and go nowadays, virtually nothing escapes totalitarian reach and absolute control anymore.
Additionally, the massive proliferation of closed circuit TV cameras shooting us from every angle at virtually every urban street corner traffic light and every business location, along with the global deployment of countless surveillance drones of all shapes and sizes, invasively capable of covertly observing and recording our every move and even armed to kill us from both inside and outside our own no longer private homes, conclusively confirm that we are living within the nightmarish horror of “you can run but cannot hide” from the diabolical authoritarian state. And thanks to Obama, the alarming precedent’s been set for a US president to engage in extrajudicial killing of his own citizens on or off American soil.
On a minor positive note, the Oklahoma state legislature has recently introduced a bill making it legal for homeowners to destroy drones flying less than 400 feet over their private property, as long as it’s not an aircraft regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). So in other words, if it’s Big Government invading your privacy by operating a drone (predator or otherwise), violating and endangering your personal space, apparently by law you must simply remain a targeted passive victim. But if it’s your nosy neighbor, then in Oklahoma you’ll be authorized to neutralize it when flying too low over your private property residence. Although 45 states are considering laws that restrict unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s), especially when risking safety of first responders or the public, the FAA maintains jurisdiction over all US airspace.
Growing conflict between citizens’ personal and privacy rights, violated at the expense of authoritarian government overreach, will no doubt be played out on a far larger scale as divided America continues to fracture, be it over property rights, gun rights, bodily rights vs. mandatory vaccines, microchips or potentially outlawed abortion, or basic 1st Amendment free speech, free press, protest and religious rights. Right now the United States is a powder keg with anti-Trump opposition forces determined to trigger a violent US insurrection that could easily lead to civil war.
The WikiLeaks Vault 7 dump strengthens the case against John Brennan, the CIA director that Stratfor stated was on a witch hunt against journalists when Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings was suspiciously killed after his late model car was almost certainly remote controlled to speed up to near 100 MPH prior to it exploding in June 2013. Hastings had been under surveillance by intelligence agencies while working on his latest project exposing their crimes.
With the simultaneous breaking news story that Obama was on the warpath against truth telling journalists as well, directing the FBI to monitor press phone records and remotely hack Sharyl Attkisson’s computer, the likely Hastings assassination and blatant aggression against the free press were tyrannical shots across the bow, overtly threatening any and all whistleblowers and journalists who dared exposing Obama’s crimes. The just released CIA documents prove beyond all question or doubt that all modern vehicles driven today can easily be electronically hacked and remote controlled for sinister murderous purposes, leaving virtually no evidence of a crime ever committed.
No doubt to head off the usual disinfo shills and left-leaning morons at the pass from issuing yet more groundless, mindless “the Russians did it” accusations, WikiLeaks specified that a whistleblowing insider from within the CIA leaked the latest documents. WikiLeaks also stated that the CIA is no longer in control of its own hacking arsenal, as the huge “archive appears to have been circulating among former US government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner,” one of them handing a portion over to WikiLeaks.
But rather than immediately launch an investigation on the crimes committed by the CIA’s illegal spying on every American, the culprits themselves – the CIA and FBI – are reflexively announcing that they will begin a criminal probe into the WikiLeaks dump in order to go after and punish the whistleblowing messenger and not the real criminals, similar to chomping at the bit to fry Snowden for bravely doing America the invaluable service of alerting citizens of deep state’s unconstitutional crimes and gross wrongdoing.
Let’s look at another response from an important government insider. Vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Diane Feinstein whose very job function is to exercise much needed oversight over deep state America, feebly muttered on CNN the obvious “duh” response – “maybe there should be more” congressional oversight limiting the CIA spying on Americans.
Essentially she’s admitting her own incompetence at failing to reel in the CIA’s long known, abusively out of control power. But with the CIA in actuality the ruling elite’s private army and Congress its public servant puppets, the bottom line is Congress only allows, promotes and protects crime cabal tyranny and abuse in this classic “fox guarding the henhouse” case. And so is that CIA/FBI probe.
As an integral part of the treasonous cabal, senators like Feinstein are the last persons to expect to act in the genuine best interests of American citizens. Recall three years ago her going through a similarly disingenuous, feeble motion when reacting to illegal CIA torture propagated by the Cheney-Bush administration and then only seamlessly continued under Obama and her “oversight” watch. Feinstein epitomizes the lackey, impotently dishonest role of Congress never really standing up for human rights of anyone on the planet in this age of over-the-top oppression. Instead, she expressed her hypocritical outrage toward her previously coddled CIA only after learning the CIA was secretly monitoring her private communications as well.
Additionally, this latest batch of documents providing indisputable proof that deep state America’s gone awry, renders the Democrats’ nonstop mantra that “the Russians did it” a complete farce, since the CIA has developed the devious means to pull off false flag cyberattacks that can then be conveniently blamed on designated enemies like Putin. Because the Central Intelligence Agency stole malware from other countries, CIA malware under the codename Weeping Angel absolves the Criminals In Action of all guilt, leaving no fingerprints behind, thus delivering false evidence then used to deceitfully charge foreign nations of cyberwarfare crimes and deceptively justify war against any targeted opponent.
And with virtually every war in American history the result of a false flag, and more false flags being perpetrated by the CIA and FBI now than ever before, at some point in the relative near future, you can bet that the US government will claim a false flag scenario, one probable example being an enemy launching a devastating cyberattack against the US banking industry, posing a serious breach to our national security. Suddenly a banker’s holiday is declared and you cannot withdraw cash from your local ATM or for that matter even pump gas into your car. Deep state headed by Homeland Security has been quietly drumming up and prepping for this type of false flag operation for well over a decade.
And as US deep state’s egregious crimes against humanity have never been more exposed than right now, the increasing likelihood of this kind of manufactured crisis and national emergency to occur sooner than later at the behest of demonic planetary controllers, growing desperate to hang onto their centralized power and control, is more imminent now than ever. But armed with truth, an empowered world citizenry can ultimately hold the evildoers accountable. The global masses must awaken and begin rejecting the lies and start thinking for themselves, and for their own survival, actively opposing the deep state’s matrix.
Constitutional attorney John Whitehead expressed his sobering yet truthful conclusion regarding our stolen liberties:
Not only do we no longer have dominion over our bodies, our families, our property and our lives, but the government continues to chip away at what few rights we still have to speak freely and think for ourselves. If the government can control speech, it can control thought and, in turn, it can control the minds of the citizenry.
It’s time to seek, speak and share the truth. Before all our freedoms are permanently lost, including all access to the truth (i.e., Facebook just began flagging “disputed” fake news), and humanity is victimized by the brutal killing force of globalized genocide, shake off the shackles of enslavement and destructive doom and let your voice and conviction be counted, heard and demonstrated through nonviolent civil disobedient action.
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist.
His blog site is at http://empireexposed.blogspot.co.id/.