Monthly Archives: November 2010

‘Red Notice’ for Arrest of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Issued By Interpol


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange takes his seat during a press conference in Geneva, Nov. 4. Photo: Keystone, Martial Trezzini/AP

 

The international police organization Interpol has issued a Red Notice for the arrest of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, in connection with a sex crime investigation in Sweden.

A Red Notice is kind of international wanted poster seeking the provisional arrest of a fugitive, with an eye towards extradition to the nation that issued the underlying arrest warrant. Interpol transmits the notices to its 188 member countries, including Britain, where Assange is believed to be located. Interpol has no authority to compel a subject’s arrest. It issued 5,020 Red Notice last year for a variety of crimes.

A terse extract of Assange’s notice appeared on Interpol’s website Tuesday, without a photograph, reporting that the 39-year-old Australian is wanted for “sex crimes” by the International Public Prosecution Office in Gothenburg, Sweden.

A Swedish judge on Nov. 18 ordered Assange “detained in absentia” to answer questions in a rape, coercion and molestation investigation in Stockholm. A court approved an international arrest warrant for the ex-hacker two days later, at which point Sweden reportedly applied to Interpol for the Red Notice. Assange’s lawyer appealed the detention order to the Svea Court of Appeal, but lost. Assange filed a new appeal Tuesday to the Swedish Supreme Court.

The investigation stems from separate encounters Assange had with two women during his August visit to Sweden, where he was applying for Swedish residency and attempting to secure the protection of Swedish free-press laws for his secret-spilling website. According to local news reports, the women told investigators the sexual encounters began as consensual, but turned non-consensual. One woman said Assange ignored her appeals to stop when the condom broke.

Assange has denied any wrongdoing, and hinted that the complaints are the result of a U.S. “smear campaign” targeting WikiLeaks — leading some supporters of the group to publicly investigate the two women and their families.

After the investigation began, Assange left Sweden with the permission of the government, and then turned up in London in October, where he unveiled nearly 400,000 leaked U.S. Army documents from the Iraq war.

On Sunday, he outraged top U.S. officials and sent shock waves through the world of global diplomacy when he began rolling out a leak of a quarter-million U.S. State Department diplomatic cables that revealed the private views of U.S. diplomats towards foreign leaders around the world.

The Obama administration is exploring possible criminal charges against Assange under the Espionage Act, The Washington Post reported Monday — in what would be a virtually unprecedented move against a journalistic organization.

In a statement earlier this month, Assange’s British counsel said that his client repeatedly offered to cooperate with local investigators while he was in Sweden, and has offered to answer questions remotely from Britain since then.

“All of these offers have been flatly refused by a prosecutor who is abusing her powers by insisting that he return to Sweden at his own expense to be subjected to another media circus that she will orchestrate,” wrote attorney Mark Stephens. “Pursuing a warrant in this circumstance is entirely unnecessary and disproportionate.”

Advertisements

THE GREAT SANTINI


Ohio Army National Guard “New News”


Colonel Brown and LTC Barbara Herrington-Clemens had a meeting in Columbus today with the new HRO .  When the transcripts of the recordings are available,  I will give you the “new news”.
The meeting today will be “old news”.

http://colonel6.com/2010/11/29/ohio-army-national-guard-old-news/

More “old news”
Over at the Camp Perry section, COL Dean Brown has come up with this organizational plan that  allows many more positions (military) at  Perry.
He was removed from Perry 9-10 years ago due to a range safety violation and was brought back recently (1-2 years ago)  and has recently been extended past his age retirement regulations.
They are now staffed at the new level  that we can find any no approval of above TAG level. Of course COL Brown is also a President on a board for National Guard Bureau  which explains alot;

COMPLAINT FILED WITH IG AND EO ABOUT CRIMINAL ACTIONS OF THE OHIO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD RECRUITING COMMAND


To: john gant <john.t.gant@us.army.mil>; thomas charles <oig_watchdog@oig.state.oh.us>
Cc: john kasich <John@KasichForOhio.com>; thomas roberts <thomas.robertsii@us.army.mil>; mark hatfield <mark.a.hatfield@us.army.mil>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 2:42:47 PM
Subject: CRIMINAL ACTIONS OF THE OHIO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD RECRUITING COMMAND

ATTENTION: All Active Guard Reserve (AGR) soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard


WARNING ORDER

ATTENTION: All Active Guard Reserve (AGR) soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard.

MG Mathew Kambic & MG Wayt have called a meeting of  the  AGR Recruting Command on Monday 6 Dec 2010 1400hrs.

Be prepared to have your freedom of speech stifled by your favorite two star mafia leaders at the top.  They are running scared because of the volumes of information that have been generated about the strong-armed tactics and criminal actions of the leadership of the Ohio Army National Guard.  They have become desperate to ensure that no one exposes any more of their wrong doings.

Expect to be ORDERED by MG Kambic, under the direction of MG Wayt not to talk with the media outlets to include blogs, magazines, newspapers, or any outsider, to include prior members  of the National Guard or you will be brought up on charges and fired.

They feel these actions are necessary and justified because of the recent articles posted on blogs by Col Sixx and GunsNDolls magazine and their fear of exposure.

MG Wayt, MG Kambic, COL Harris and the rest of the criminal leadership of the Ohio National Guard the wind is blowing up you back once again.  I told you I know your plans.

Gov Strickland, if you’re not part of this National Guard Mafia then have a member of your staff present for this meeting or allow members of the media attend if you have nothing to hide.  Better yet, why not appoint an independent investigator to uncover the illegal activities of these criminals and expose them for what they are.

When you do the right thing the stories will stop.
If you have nothing to hide why would you want to shut everyone up?

We’re a ship without a storm
The cold without the warm
Light inside the darkness that it needs

We’re a laugh without a tear
The hope without the fear
We are coming – home

We’re off to the witch
We may never never never come home
But the magic that we’ll feel
Is worth a lifetime

We’re all born upon the cross
The throw before the toss
You can release yourself
But the only way is down

We don’t come alone
We are fire we are stone
We’re the hand that writes
Then quickly moves away

We’ll know for the first time
If we’re evil or divine
We’re the last in line
We’re the last in line

Two eyes from the east
It’s the angel or the beast
And the answer lies between
The good and bad
We search for the truth
We could die upon the tooth
But the thrill of just the chase
Is worth the pain

We’ll know for the first time
If we’re evil or divine
We’re the last in line
We’re the last in line

We’re off to the witch
We may never never never come home
But the magic that we’ll feel
Is worth a lifetime

We’re all born upon the cross
The throw before the toss
You can release yourself
But the only way you go is down

We’ll know for the first time
If we’re evil or divine
We’re the first in line

You Never Met A Motherfucker Quite Like

I am the mole.  You will not be able to find me.  I know you better than you know yourself and I know your next move.  You are trying to find the mole among you but I am he that you are looking for.  You can continue to check everyone’s computer and even replace them but you will not find me, for I am the ultimate mole.
You can have special meetings with select individuals and put out specific info in hopes of finding the mole, but I am your mole.  I am in every meeting you have, you cannot hide!
Go ahead and check everyone’s phone and email to see who is talking to me but I am he that you are searching for.  You will no more see me than you can see the wind,  I am he who blew by you today and picked up your conversations, your thoughts, and strategies.

Stop worrying about the mole and do your job.  Deal with one of the criminals you were told about on Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010. 1SG Hunt’s actions have been well documented and sent to you.  Any military organization would have already relieved him and began an official investigation to determine the validity of the information already provided to you.

For the second time you have been informed about the sexual assault on 17 year-old PFC Britney Kortowich by 1SG Hunt, yet you refuse to do the right thing.  You can no longer protect him and all the others that have perpetrated crimes against young female soldiers / trainees.You greatest fear is the truth.  For most of us the “truth will set you free.”  For you, the truth will expose you and your organization for what it is… CORRUPT.  My light will shine and expose your darkness for all to see. 

MOLES HIDE IN DARKNESS.  I AM IN THE LIGHT.

Tracking Down Those ‘Lost’ Mortgages : Foreclosure Foul-up


Trevor Douglas, 54, may soon lose his Orlando house. Sure, Douglas hasn’t paid his mortgage in more than two years, which is what a Bank of America spokesperson tells me “is important to remember.” It is. Still, if it happens, I will feel partially responsible. I helped push Douglas closer to eviction.

Like many other home loans, Douglas’ IOU was bought and sold numerous times and finally packed into a bond. So when his foreclosure notice finally arrived, the entity trying to kick him out was one he had never heard of, something called GSAMP 2005-HE3. Worse, GSAMP said it had lost the original document — called a promissory note — to prove they owned his loan. Douglas hired a lawyer, who got the foreclosure put on hold. And that’s when I showed up. Much of the ire focused on the banks recently has been on their use of robo-signers — low-wage workers hired by banks to witness and sign hundreds of thousands of foreclosure notices without verifying that the grounds for the evictions were valid. On Thursday, a Federal Reserve official told lawmakers on a House Financial Service subcommittee that U.S. bank regulators are conducting a review of the banks’ foreclosure practices. In hundreds of thousand of cases, the promissory note that proves a bank owns a borrower mortgage is now gone. Vanished. Some borrowers may walk away scot free. In other instances, banks may be forced to dramatically reduce what a borrower owes. Many foreclosures have already been halted by the courts or by the banks themselves. Still, bank officials say, even if they are missing the original promissory note, they have the paperwork to prove they own the mortgages.

Just how bad is the problem? TIME dug into the mortgage of one troubled borrower. What we found suggests that many promissory notes are not lost. In an effort to rush homeowners to foreclosure, and hide damaging information, bankers’ have needlessly created a huge legal mess that once again questions the financial industry’s credibility and ethics. “They [banks] don’t comply with the law when they’re taking people’s homes,” says Michael Olenick, who owns Legalprise, a legal research firm.

Douglas’ mortgage broker got him a loan from subprime lender Fremont General, which before it went bankrupt in 2008, was based in Brea, California. In mid-2005, Fremont sold the loan to New York-based Goldman Sachs, which packaged it up with other loans and sold it off to investors. In June, Iris Owens, an official in the servicing arm of Bank of Amerca, signed an affidavit attesting that after a “diligent search,” Douglas’ original note could not be recovered. But even without the bank’s internal record it took me about four hours to find Douglas’ loan.

Where is it? About five miles east of downtown Minneapolis, in a warehouse owned by Wells Fargo. A simple search of public documents on the Securities and Exchange Commissions website was able to produce the address and telephone number of the building it was in. Bank of America now concedes it made a mistake. Instead of calling Wells Fargo, an associate in Bank of America’s mortgage-servicing division requested Douglas’ note from Deutsche Bank, which runs the mortgage trust Douglas’ loan is in, but is not the document custodian. Wells, as the SEC documents say, has that job. What’s less clear is why Deutsche didn’t tell the associate to call Wells or why someone at Bank of America didn’t look up the same SEC filing I did. Instead, Owens, based on the information from her associate and doing no checking of her own, signed the lost-note affidavit. Douglas’ loan had officially disappeared.

In early November, based on my research, Bank of America retrieved Douglas’ original promissory note from Wells Fargo. The bank spokeswoman says it plans to soon file the note with the court. Bank of America says it is reviewing Douglas for a loan modification. But if he doesn’t qualify, now that Bank of America has the original note, Douglas is sure to lose his house. If Douglas’ mortgage is any indication of what’s out there, while embarrassing for the banks, it suggests the cleanup will be less costly than feared. Still, it’s not going to end soon. Multiply the four hours it took me to find Douglas’ loan by 400,000 — one professor’s estimate of the number of missing notes. Banks will be at this for a while.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2032110,00.html#ixzz16n8sxdtX

Google Blacklists Prison Planet.com


 

In a damning new lurch towards web censorship, Google’s news aggregator has blacklisted Prison Planet and Infowars despite the fact that both websites are internationally known and now attract more traffic than many mainstream media websites, while Google-owned You Tube has frozen the Alex Jones Channel based on a spurious complaint about showing Wikileaks footage that has been carried on hundreds of other You Tube channels for months.

After carrying our content for years, Google News last week purged Prison Planet and Infowars from its aggregator system, ensuring that our stories no longer appear alongside the likes of CNN and Fox News in a frightening early salvo in the move towards a tiered Internet that favors large corporations while independent voices are strangled.

Only smaller sites that re-post Prison Planet content have appeared in Google searches since early November, proving that the campaign is a deliberate effort on behalf of Google to restrict traffic to Alex Jones’ websites. Our stories have been linked almost every day on the Drudge Report for the past three weeks, as our readership figures soar past numerous corporate media websites that are carried by Google News. We are clearly a legitimate and internationally recognized news outlet and yet Google has blacklisted us because it disagrees with our political viewpoints.

In addition, Google-owned You Tube yesterday moved to freeze the popular Alex Jones Channel, which has well over 100,000 subscribers and has had over 75 million views. You Tube made a spurious claim that the channel had violated “community guidelines” by posting a segment from the infamous Wikileaks Apache footage, when the footage is in fact posted in greater length on hundreds of other You Tube channels, including Al Jazeera, Russia Today and CBS News.

When we responded to You Tube by pointing out that the Wikileaks footage in question appeared in multiple places elsewhere on You Tube in far greater length and detail, and that it was not vulgar or offensive but a real incident that was of clear public concern which was posted under fair use (USC Title 17, Section 106A-117), You Tube reacted by freezing uploading privileges for the account while also threatening to terminate it entirely.

You Tube is essentially sending a message that if you disagree with their decision, your claim won’t be considered, you will simply be punished to an even greater degree.

Friends, Defense Say Teenage Portland Patsy Set-up by FBI



Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the Portland, Oregon, teenager was groomed and talked into a plot to detonate what he thought were six 55-gallon drums of explosives in a van, according to friends and the young man’s defense.

Outside the courtroom, a man who has played basketball with Mohamud said the teenager wouldn’t have gotten involved in the plot without encouragement from the FBI, the Associated Press reports. “If you talk with someone enough, they’ll be convinced they need to do something,” said 20-year-old Muhahid El-Naser. Inside the courthouse, public defender Stephen Sady was making similar arguments as he entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Mohamud.

Federal prosecutors, led by Obama’s top cop Eric Holder, insist Mohamud was a willing participant, had dismissed talk of backing out, and reveled in the prospect of killing Portlanders as they gathered to celebrate the lighting of a public Christmas tree. Holder defended the FBI sting, saying that once the undercover operation began, Mohamud “chose at every step to continue” with the plot cooked up by the FBI.

Holder and the Justice Department are pushing the absurd case and defending Mohamud’s entrapment because the government needs a steady stream of homegrown patsies and impressionable teenagers to argue for increasing the size and scope of the homeland police state.

On Sunday, a fire destroyed part of the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center in Corvallis, Oregon. Mohamed Osman Mohamud had attended the mosque. FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele in Portland said the arson fire seemed to be an attempt “to interfere with the civil rights of the members of the church to freely worship,” according to the UPI.

Anti-Muslim sentiment has increased exponentially since September 11, 2001, when we were told Islamic bad guys in remote caves planned and executed an attack on America.

LETTER FROM A MEMBER OF THE OHIO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD


NATIONAL GUARD LEAKS
COLONEL SIXX:  THE FOLLOWING IS PRINTED AS IT WAS RECEIVED

Hello, my name is Todd & am a member of the Ohio National Guard.
A recent event has come up and I felt it might be good to let others know.  I’m currently working in Afghanistan as a civilian contractor (helicopter maintenance).
To summarize what’s gone on up to this point.  My guard unit was slated to deploy to Afghanistan and the mission was pushed back.  I had already gotten things ready and could really use a job so I found a civilian contracting company and came over here with them.  When i had told my unit about the job offer I had, they said it would be no problem.
They could put me on the inactive guard roster for a year while I’m here.  They then a month later informed me hey its still ok but I need to get some medical things cleared up before I can get moved over as they can’t put a soldier with deficiencies on the ING.  No problem, I went and had all of that taken care of at my expense.  Had my doctor write a really good letter stating she was medically clearing me and taking responsibility for my past medical issues as they were no longer issues.    Said letter was sent down to our state medical detachment for review by the state medical provider.
Two months went by and I had heard nothing from them despite sending emails / calling every few days checking in to see what else was needed for me to do/do you need more info, etc.
I was getting calls from my new company asking when I was going to be able to leave.  I kept telling them  I was just waiting to be medically cleared and I would be good to go.  That is at least what my unit kept telling me.   I had done my part and was just waiting on the med det to sign off that I was clear and then it’d be a fast process of them just checking off a few boxes, signing here and there and ta-da, I’m now inactive guard.
After almost 3 months of waiting with no answer, no updates and a very nonchalant attitude towards my situation, (dont worry, it’ll be easy. With that letter your doctor wrote, you’ll be medically cleared with no issue.  Just waiting on the med provider to sign you off.  She’s been kind of busy so it may be a week or two…) I was getting emails and calls from my new employer.  I had already deferred my ship date 3 times.  They knew I was waiting on my unit to clear me but they also had hired me and I needed to report to work.  I was told that my ship date couldn’t get deferred anymore and I had to get moving or they were going prob rescind the offer.
So I email my unit readiness nco and stated the most recent news to her.  I had told her that I really needed this job because my unemployment was going to be running out and we were already behind on the bills in excess.  Lastly, I  put a very closed ended question to her.  If the general consensus was that I was going to be fine and we were just waiting on the provider to clear me, could I just leave now and we could finish the paperwork while I was gone.  The email I got back stated this, verbatim “Hey SPC, call SSG ****** and schedule a time to come in and drop off all your gear.  We’ll go from there.  You are either going to be transferred to the ING or get discharged”   I took that response as a yes, you can leave just drop off all your stuff first.  So I did and 3 days later I flew to Georgia to begin the training process to come here.
All was well from what I knew.  I was taking pictures from fort benning and posting them on my facebook, calling the guys in my platoon telling them about the place & the process, I even called my section sgt to bs with him a little bit.  So everyone knew where I was and what I was there for.   So I thought.
My wife picks up a certified letter yesterday (29 November 2010) for me.  It states that I am being processed for separation due to not maintaining attendance requirements.  I am facing reduction in rank & recoupment of the remainder of my re-renlistment bonus.  I have never received a call at home about this.  I have never received an email to my military email account about this.  I had received a certified letter around the beginning of Sept. stating i was absent from drill and to update my commander with my current status.  I did.  I emailed him and let him know where I was, what we were doing, etc.  Told him if he had any questions to please email me or call my house and my wife would relay the info. My access to a reliable phone isn’t the best so emailing is my only real option.  Never got a response back.  This new letter at home is my response back I guess.
So that’s it.  I’m being kicked out of the military because I went to Afghanistan to do the same job I do in the ohio army national guard.  Funny thing is, when our deployment got scrubbed, I found out it was merely pushed back a year.  I knew that after this stint as a civilian over here I was probably going to redeploy back to Afghanistan no more than 3 months after getting home.  And I was ok with that.  I didnt like the idea of coming back but I knew it was the price I had to pay.
I was willing to basically do two years back to back over here so I could have the chance to provide for my family and finally get rid of our bills.  It was going to suck but i had accepted it.  I was going to be a lifer.  I have had to deal with some horrible shit stateside and abroad while I’ve been in but I loved my job.  I loved the ‘esprit de corps’ as the military calls it (consciousness of and pride in belonging to a particular group; the sense of shared purpose and fellowship)  My platoon meant the world to me.
I would have been willing to take rounds for all of my guys.
We stuck together when every other platoon had infighting.  When every other platoon would scatter during lunch time, we as a platoon went together (I’ve eaten some pretty nasty food because of the platoons choice!)  I have younger soldiers that look up to me for guidance, for friendly advice or just to BS with cause I’ll listen to their issues at home.
That’s all gone now.  I was willing to do something that most people wont or cant do.  And I loved it.  I didnt do it for the college money, i didnt do it for the bonus, I didnt do it because I was forced.  I had no direction in life.  I felt like I was drifting through existence with no purpose.  I was told by a buddy of mine about the guard and how it really helped him.  So I joined.  And I loved it.  I was so proud the night  I became a soldier.
After that fucked up long road march for hours.  We were standing around a fire and they pinned our brass “US” tabs on our lapels (they normally go on the dress uniform) and the Colonel shook my hand and called me soldier.  I thought about the ones that came before me.  All the ones that took those same steps.  My grandparents, my great grand parents.  I was one of them.
Now, I more than likely am going to get a dishonorable discharge and reduced to a private.
If I have awol charges against me, I don’t know about them.  I haven’t been told anything other than the two letters they sent to my home.
I don’t know what to do from here.  I do know that even if they weren’t booting me, I don’t think I could ever go back to that unit.  How could I give them my all knowing all of this?   I feel like I have been stepped on.  We’ve had soldiers in the past go awol for months and I never heard a thing come of it.   I’ve kept in touch the entire time I’ve been gone (since Sept 1st,  2010) with my squad leader.
I’ve updated him the whole time on my status, where I am, etc. Chain of command dictates that I inform him of things and they are to inform him of things to disseminate to me.   I understand there seems to be a miscommunication of some kind but I have yet to be told what is expected of me after I left to try to make it right.  If it wasn’t for my squad leader sending me emails about what he heard during drill, the ONLY thing i would know was what the two letters stated.
Where I stand now is I’m in Afghanistan.  I can’t make ready contact face to face with them and my wife is stressing out like crazy.  I don’t know if any of this info is worth anything but I’m sending it to your site and a few others along with to a few civilian military lawyers(past jag, now a civilian).
Todd

So-called policeman kills NATO troops


A NATO group was attacked in eastern Afghanistan on Monday night.

Six NATO troops were shot dead by a man who was wearing an Afghan border police uniform.

The shooting was in Nangarhar province where most NATO troops are American.

The Nangarhar shooting was the worst casualty toll suffered by ISAF since eight troops were killed in five separate incidents on October 14th.

Rogue police and soldiers have been involved in other treacherous killings of NATO soldiers over the years.

Afghan authorities said they would tighten security procedures for the police and army after a similar incident in November 2009 when a renegade soldier killed five British troops.

NATO-led troops are trying to train Afghan forces rapidly so security responsibility can be handed over next year.