Monthly Archives: February 2010

US Troops Carrying Out ‘Battlefield Executions’ In Afghanistan, Seymour Hersh Says


Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says that US forces in Afghanistan are carrying out what he referred to as “battlefield executions” of prisoners.

“One of the great tragedies of my country is that Mr. Obama is looking the other way, because equally horrible things are happening to prisoners, to those we capture in Afghanistan,” Hersh said during a discussion at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference last month in Geneva, where he was also the keynote speaker. “They’re being executed on the battlefield.”

Hersh, who broke the Abu Ghraib prison abuse story in 2004, says that five or six people had told him about the battlefield executions of prisoners. A video of his comments was uploaded to Michael Moore’s YouTube Channel on Tuesday.

Here’s how Hersh described the executions:

What they’ve done in the field now is, they tell the troops, you have to make a determination within a day or two or so whether or not the prisoners you have, the detainees, are Taliban. You must extract whatever tactical intelligence you can get, as opposed to strategic, long-range intelligence, immediately. And if you cannot conclude they’re Taliban, you must turn them free. What it means is, and I’ve been told this anecdotally by five or six different people, battlefield executions are taking place. Well, if they can’t prove they’re Taliban, bam. If we don’t do it ourselves, we turn them over to the nearby Afghan troops and by the time we walk three feet the bullets are flying. And that’s going on now.

During the discussion Hersh also warned that he thought President Obama was in “real trouble” when it came to geopolitics. “The military are dominating him on the important issues of the world: Iraq, Iran, Afghan, and Pakistan,” Hersh said.

“He’s never going to win in Afghanistan,” Hersh said. “He’s got the wrong policy in Pakistan.”

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FROM THE COLONEL SIXX FILES: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT


“LET’S DANCE”


Gerald Celente on The Alex Jones Show 14 Dec 2010


The Marine Valentine


Little Melissa comes home from 1st grade & tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine’s Day.

“Since Valentine’s Day is for a Christian saint, and we’re Jewish,” she asks, “Will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?”

Melissa’s father thinks a bit, then says, “No, I don’t think God would get mad. Whom do you want to give a Valentine to?”

“Osama Bin Laden,” she says.

“Why Osama Bin Laden?” her father asks in shock.

“Well,” she says, “I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have enough love to give Osama a Valentine, he might start to think that maybe we’re not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit.

“And if other kids saw what I did and sent Valentines to Osama, he’d love everyone a lot. And then he’d start going all over the place to tell everyone how much he loved them, and how he didn’t hate anyone anymore.”

Her father’s heart swells and he looks at his daughter with new found pride. “Melissa, that’s the most wonderful thing I have ever heard.”

“I know,” Melissa says, “And once that gets him out in the open, the Marines could shoot the bastard.”

GET SOME “SOUTH IN YOUR MOUTH”


COLONEL SIXX: YOU BEST GET SOME SOUTH IN YOUR MOUTH


Bar-Kays – Unforgettable Dream



$5 a Gallon? Brace Yourselves for High Gas Prices Says Ex-Shell CEO


John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil, warned this week that Americans could be paying as much as $5 for a single gallon of gasoline by 2012.

“I’m predicting actually the worst outcome over the next two years which takes us to 2012 with higher gasoline price,” Hofmeister told Platt’s Energy Week television, citing increasing global demand for oil.

CNN Money reports that while the price of gas is surely on the rise, it may not be quite as bad as Hofmeister predicts:

Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst with Oil Price Information Service says Americans will see gasoline prices hit the $5 a gallon mark in the next decade, but not by 2012.

“That wolf is out there and it’s going to be at the door…I agree with him that we’ll see those numbers at some point this decade but not yet.” Kloza said.

“The demand is still sluggish enough in some of the mature economies.”

Gasoline prices have been steadily rising. Last week, gas prices crossed the $3 mark for the first time since October 2008. According to AAA figures, prices are up 4% from a month ago and 16% from the $2.585 average a year ago.

A study from the Oil Price Information Service estimates drivers will spend $305 on gasoline in December. According to the study, fuel prices are up 13.6% from last December and 76% higher from December 2008.

Black Rebel Congress – “Bendix”