SJH Show #3 – State Sponsored Terrorism; CIA Torture & US Hypocrisy; Truth about Royal Family’s National Parks

World leaders are denouncing state-sponsored terrorism and the CIA’s Torture Report is exposing the hypocrisy of U. S. policy throughout the world.
In Episode #3 of the SJH Show, watch Special Contributor for 21st Century Wire Stuart J. Hooper break down calls from world leaders for the West to stop sponsoring terrorist activities. You’ll also hear of the extensive hypocrisies exposed by the release of the CIA’s Torture Report.
To round things off, it is asked why American leaders are turning into fawning sycophants at the feet of British ‘Royalty’. Learn about the true, highly disturbing, history of the British Royal Family’s ties to the creation of ‘National Parks’ in Africa.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on DECEMBER 10, 2014.

Revelations from the Torture Report – CIA Lies, Nazi Methods and the $81 Million No-Bid Torture Contract

After initially helping to devise the ‘enhanced interrogation’ efforts, they were designated as the only two contractors allowed to oversee these interrogations at sites around the world. In 2005, they formed a company to receive contracts from the CIA. According to the Senate report, the base value of their contract in 2006 was in excess of $180 million.
By the time the CIA terminated their contract in 2009, the consulting firm founded by the two men had collected $81 million in taxpayer money. In May of that year, ProPublica reported, the firm abruptly gave up the lease on its Spokane, Washington, headquarters and disconnected the phone.
Still, according to the Senate report, the CIA will provide $5 million in indemnity costs to the firm to cover all legal expenses for potential criminal prosecution and investigations through 2021.
– From the Huffington Post article: Architects Of CIA Torture Program Raked In $81 Million, Report Reveals
One of the greatest propaganda successes of the consolidated and corporate owned mainstream media in the US. has been the ability to convince many naive Americans that people with fascist tendencies do not exist in our society, and it they do, they certainly don’t occupy the highest halls of power.
One of the key points I try to get across in my writing is that the sociopathic mindset knows no borders, and a society that ignorantly believes that its ‘leadership’ consists of good people with a moral high ground is a society of sheep primed for slaughter. Not only do fascist types exist at the highest levels of the U. S. status quo, the smart ones will typically do everything they can to attain such positions. Why?
As I noted recently in the post, In Great Britain, Protecting Pedophile Politicians is a Matter of ‘National Security’:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Dec 10, 2014.

US Army Major Replies to My Torture Post

In response to CIA Torture Reports: Frozen to Death; Dick Cheney War Criminal I received an interesting response from a U. S. Army Major.
USAM writes …
Hi Mish,
Just thought I’d write to share my Facebook post on the recent torture revelations:
“I’m sad and horrified to read the details of the CIA’s torture program. To me, it represents the sickest form of consequentialism, one that has run roughshod over any type of moral authority the U. S. can claim in offering its leadership to the world. I’m further upset that my fellow brothers and sisters in uniform will most likely underwrite this disastrous program, as the enemy will now be all too eager to respond in kind to any American serviceman or woman unlucky enough to endure capture. I only wish we had the moral courage to make those responsible accountable for these unmistakable atrocities.”
All you’ve written on the subject is very well said.
US Hypocrisy…

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on December 10, 2014.

Photo Revelations of U.S. Torture Atrocities Likely

Yesterday, the U. S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a499-page Executive Summary of its 6,000-page report on the use of torture by the CIA during the presidency of George W. Bush. The outrage to the findings was immediate and worldwide. The New York Times called the conduct ‘a portrait of depravity that is hard to comprehend.’
Senator John McCain, who experienced torture first-hand during the Vietnam War, said the CIA had ‘stained our national honor.’ Stephen Kinzer, writing in the Boston Globe, said that ‘no one has suggested that these officers, or their superiors, were doing anything other than what elected leaders wanted them to do. By focusing on the CIA’s kidnappers, torturers, and fabulists, this report diverts us away from the central responsibility of political leaders.’

This post was published at Wall Street On Parade on December 10, 2014.

Video: Wow, These Americans Just Love Themselves Some Secret Torture

The long-awaited, stalled-at-every-turn, heavily edited and redacted CIA torture report summary has now been released, and even CNN is reporting, ‘The CIA’s harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn’t work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no ‘ticking time bomb’ information that prevented an attack, according to an explosive Senate report released Tuesday.’
Ahead of the release, the call-in question on CSPAN’s Washington Journal today was ‘Should the Senate release its report on the use of torture?’ but for a bunch of callers it turned into a soap box for every propaganda point you can imagine about why torture is simply the greatest thing since sliced bread and America just has to commit heinous and disgusting war crimes to ‘protect America.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on December 10th, 2014.

Dick Cheney: CIA Techniques Post 9/11 ‘Absolutely Totally Justified’

Waterboarding and other CIA interrogation techniques on terror suspects were justified and "totally authorized" – and an expected Senate report on the use of torture is "a bunch of hooey," former Vice President Dick Cheney says.
In an interview with The New York Times, Cheney said he hadn't yet read the Senate Intelligence Committee report, due Tuesday.
But he said he's heard nothing to persuade him Central Intelligence Agency techniques used after the 9/11 attacks were not "absolutely totally justified."

This post was published at Newsmax

Senate Torture Report Condemns C.I.A. Interrogation Program

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday issued a sweeping indictment of the Central Intelligence Agency’s program to detain and interrogate terrorism suspects in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks, drawing on millions of internal C.I.A. documents to illuminate practices that it said were more brutal — and far less effective — than the agency acknowledged either to Bush administration officials or to the public.
In exhaustive detail, the report gives a macabre accounting of some of the grisliest techniques that the C.I.A. used to torture and imprison terrorism suspects. Detainees were deprived of sleep for as long as a week, and were sometimes told that they would be killed while in American custody. With the approval of the C.I.A.’s medical staff, some prisoners were subjected to medically unnecessary “rectal feeding” or “rectal hydration” — a technique that the C.I.A.’s chief of interrogations described as a way to exert “total control over the detainee.” C.I.A. medical staff members described the waterboarding of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the chief planner of the Sept. 11 attacks, as a “series of near drownings.”

This post was published at NY Times

CIA Torture Reports: Frozen to Death; Rectal Rehydration, Broken Limbs; 54 Countries Assist US; Dick Cheney War Criminal

Today the US released its CIA report on torture. The results are shocking. For example, the New York Times provides 7 Key Points From the C. I. A. Torture Report.
The C. I. A.’s interrogation techniques were more brutal and employed more extensively than the agency portrayed. The C. I. A. interrogation program was mismanaged and was not subject to adequate oversight. The C. I. A. misled members of Congress and the White House about the effectiveness and extent of its brutal interrogation techniques. Interrogators in the field who tried to stop the brutal techniques were repeatedly overruled by senior C. I. A. officials. The C. I. A. repeatedly underreported the number of people it detained and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques under the program. At least 26 detainees were wrongfully held and did not meet the government’s standard for detention. The C. I. A. leaked classified information to journalists, exaggerating the success of interrogation methods in an effort to gain public support. Here’s the full 525-page sanitized and redacted Congressional Study on CIA Torture. Various reports and excerpts follow:
Rectal Rehydration, Broken Limbs, 180 Hrs of Sleep Deprivation
The Guardian reports Rectal Rehydration and Broken Limbs: Grisliest Findings in CIA Torture Report.
While parts of the programme had been known – and much more will never be revealed – the catalogue of abuse is nightmarish and reads like something invented by the Marquis de Sade or Hieronymous Bosch.
Detainees were forced to stand on broken limbs for hours, kept in complete darkness, deprived of sleep for up to 180 hours, sometimes standing, sometimes with their arms shackled above their heads.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on December 09, 2014.

EXCLUSIVE: CIA Spent $40 million, Hacked Senate Computers to Suppress Torture Report

Things got even hotter this afternoon in Washington in the wake of today’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s now infamous ‘Torture Report’.
Struggling to control the CIA’s crumbling torture narrative, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, attempted to derail US Senator Diane Feinstein today live on CNN, by interrupting the Senator repeatedly, insinuating that the report was wrong, almost acting as an apologist for Washington’s 13 year-long torture boondoggle. What followed in their exchange is some of the most explosive revelations yet…

Feinstein went on to drop the biggest bombshell yet, stating, ‘The CIA spent $40 million dollars to prevent us from issuing this report. That is fact. We did not spend the money, we used our staff to do this report.’
She then accused the CIA of foul play, explaining, ‘They went into our computers, literally, to take out information, not once, not twice, but three times. I believe that this is a separation of powers violation’.
‘This to me shows that the CIA pulled out all the stops to prevent this from coming out.’
Blitzer dutifully continued pumping up CIA chief John Brennan, whom Blitzer proudly referred to as, ‘a man I know’, citing Brennan’s highly dubiously claim that torture, ‘continues to inform our counter-terrorism efforts to this day’.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on DECEMBER 9, 2014.

President Obama Praises “Patriotic” Torturers, Says USA “Greatest Force For Human Dignity The World Has Ever Seen”

The White House just released President Obama’s response to the CIA Torture Report…
Statement by the President Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Throughout our history, the United States of America has done more than any other nation to stand up for freedom, democracy, and the inherent dignity and human rights of people around the world. As Americans, we owe a profound debt of gratitude to our fellow citizens who serve to keep us safe, among them the dedicated men and women of our intelligence community, including the Central Intelligence Agency. Since the horrific attacks of 9/11, these public servants have worked tirelessly to devastate core al Qaeda, deliver justice to Osama bin Laden, disrupt terrorist operations and thwart terrorist attacks. Solemn rows of stars on the Memorial Wall at the CIA honor those who have given their lives to protect ours. Our intelligence professionals are patriots, and we are safer because of their heroic service and sacrifices.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 12/09/2014.

“We Tortured Some Folks”: CIA Lied To Congress, Senate Torture Report Reveals

Innocent people were detained and tortured, including ones CIA knew were innocent — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 9, 2014

In what we are confident everyone will find to be absolutely shocking news, moments ago the Senate Torture report was released. The key finding, hold on to your hats, is that the CIA “misled” Congress. As for the timing of the release, which takes place at the same time as Jonathan Gruber (Ph. D) is being grilled in the House, it is hardly a coincidence that Obama does everything in his power to deflect attention to what took place under the Bush administration, commenting that “torture techniques did significant damage to America’s standing’ in the world. So what did the droning of thousands of innocent civilians do to the same “standing”?
The drilldown from Bloomberg:
CIA provided inaccurate information about effectiveness and scope of interrogations of suspected terrorists, and mismanaged a program that was far more brutal than represented, according to 6-year investigation by Democrats on Senate Intelligence Cmte. Interrogation techniques weren’t effective, didn’t produce key information that led to killing of Osama bin Laden and were significantly different from procedures authorized by Justice Dept, report says CIA provided inaccurate information to White House, Congress, DOJ, CIA Inspector General, media and the public ‘This document examines the CIA’s secret overseas detention of at least 119 individuals and the use of coercive interrogation techniques – in some cases amounting to torture,’ Senate Intelligence Cmte Chairman Dianne Feinstein says in statement Agency lost track of 119 detainees and at least 26 didn’t meet standards for being held, according to executive summary of 6,000-page report In fall of 2002, detainee died of hypothermia while shackled to concrete floor; another detainee was held for 17 days in the dark without anybody knowing he was there Interrogation of terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah, who was waterboarded at least 83 times, was more brutal than previously known; at one point, he was put in a 1 1/2 meter box and knocked unconscious during waterboarding session, while water and bubbles poured from his mouth

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 12/09/2014.

Glenn Greenwald Previews The Senate Torture Report

Curious what to expect out of today’s 600-page mega dump by the Senate Intelligence Committee revealing US torture techniques and practices, aka the “torture report”? The the following explainer by the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald should provide some useful pointers.
Coverage Of The Senate Torture Report
One of the worst myths official Washington and its establishment media have told itself about the torture debate is that the controversy is limited to three cases of waterboarding at Guantnamo and a handful of bad Republican actors. In fact, a wide array of torture techniques were approved at the highest levels of the U. S. Government and then systematically employed in lawless US prisons around the world – at Bagram (including during the Obama presidency), CIA black sites, even to US citizens on US soil. So systematic was the torture regime that a 2008 Senate report concluded that the criminal abuses at Abu Ghraib were the direct result of the torture mentality imposed by official Washington.
American torture was not confined to a handful of aberrational cases or techniques, nor was it the work of rogue CIA agents. It was an officially sanctioned, worldwide regime of torture that had the acquiescence, if not explicit approval, of the top members of both political parties in Congress. It was motivated by far more than interrogation. The evidence for all of this is conclusive and overwhelming. And the American media bears much of the blame, as they refused for years even to use the word ‘torture’ to describe any of this (even as they called these same techniques ‘torture’ when used by American adversaries), a shameful and cowardly abdication that continues literally to this day in many of the most influential outlets.
The Senate Intelligence Committee today will release part of its ‘torture report.’ The report is the by-product of four years of work (2009-2013) and is 6,000 pages long. Only the Executive Summary, roughly 600 pages, will be released today. Even some of that is redacted: the names of CIA agents participating in the torture, countries which agreed to allow CIA black sites, and other details. For months, top Democrats on the Committee warred with the Obama White House due to the latter’s attempts to redact far more vital information than even stalwart CIA ally Dianne Feinstein thought necessary.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 12/09/2014.

Still Nobody Asks The Proper Question

Why should anyone care any more about where this nation is headed when nobody will stand and do a damn thing about it?
U. S. diplomatic and military posts overseas are being put on alert over the potential backlash from a looming Senate report examining the alleged use of torture by the CIA, with one top lawmaker warning its release could cause “violence and deaths.”

In Washington, tensions grew over the expected release of the report, with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., saying America’s allies are predicting “this will cause violence and deaths.” He said U. S. intelligence agencies and foreign governments have said privately that the release of the Senate intelligence panel report on CIA interrogations a decade ago will be used by extremists to incite violence that is likely to cost lives.
So why isn’t Mike Rogers, who has access to this data and has had it all along, not be in the dock right here and now on charges?

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2014-12-08.

When Deceptions Go Unchallenged by Our Free Press

A willing ‘suspension of disbelief’ is essential to enjoy a good play or other fiction but it’s a disaster when the media adopts it in place of skepticism – especially toward those in government.
And yet, that is exactly what happened with the Affordable Care Act. It’s hard to not to conclude that the media willingly suspended disbelief when it came to the many claims made by President Obama, legislators and supporters of the Affordable Care Act. The now obvious 2013 ‘Lie of the Year’, for example, was anything but obvious to most Americans before millions lost the insurance coverage they liked. Why?
Taken together with MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s recently revealed admissions that deception was part of the plan all along, it’s fair to ask, ‘What happened to our watchdog press?’ There has been much gnashing of teeth over Professor Gruber’s candor but virtually no self-examination by the media of its role in helping to perpetrate a fraudulent sales job on the American people.
Indeed, in retrospect it appears as if the Administration counted on a compliant media not asking the hard questions. This disinterest in the truth, as much as the lies themselves, has contributed to the mistrust and anger that divides the nation. So far the media has refused to take any responsibility.
When the CIA failed to predict the fall of Iran there was acid and deserved criticism of its failure to fulfill its fundamental mission. That same kind of criticism should be a part of the public conversation now about the role of the media in missing deliberate efforts by this Administration to employ outright falsehoods to pervert ‘consent of the governed’. Only with deception, said Dr. Gruber, could the law win enactment. He embraced government deception ‘for the greater good’ but the media should not have. It was a failure of the media’s most fundamental duty in a free society.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on December 3rd, 2014.

Oops – Obama Admits US Tortured People

Well, President Barack Obama shocked everyone on Capitol Hill when he admitted that the CIA had indeed tortured enemies during our time in Afghanistan and Iraq. The official position is not to admit to ‘torture’ and Obama simply forgot he was not supposed to use the T-WORD. That will allow others to now sue the US government. Oops – sorry about that. It was just a slip of the tongue.
Obama was referring to a report in which it was carefully crafted to not use the T-WORD -TORTURE. This will now shift the issue from spying on Americans to – gee, they tortured people? Come on. Torture is routine. Water-boarding is torture. You do not have to whip someone to ‘coerce’ them into spilling the beans. Why torture does not work is rather simple. The person will say anything to stop the process. How do you distinguish between a lie and the truth under torture?

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on December 1, 2014.

Global Power Project: Meet the Bilderberg Group, High Priests of Globalization

Originally posted at
This is the first instalment in a series examining the activities and individuals behind the Bilderberg Group.
Meet the Bilderberg Group – an annual gathering of 130 of the Western world’s top financial, corporate, political, academic, media, military and policy elites, held every year since 1954.
They meet behind closed doors, at five-star hotels, where participants are encouraged to speak frankly – meaning ‘off the record’ and away from the prying eyes and piercing ears of the public. Some journalists and media executives are invited, but they don’t actually cover the meetings: they simply attend them as guests.
The famous exclusivity and secrecy of the Bilderberg Group, we are told, is designed to encourage frank and open discussions among some of the most influential people in North America and Western Europe. But unlike its portrayal as a place where powerful people simply ‘talk shop,’ critics for years have considered the meetings a form of secret world government, and a shadowy cabal.
The truth, as it often is, rests somewhere between these extremes.
Bilderberg is a meeting of the movers and shakers, the managers and policy-makers, the plutocrats, technocrats, financiers and imperialists of the North Atlantic powers. Its original purpose was to provide a forum where Western European elites could meet in private with American officials to encourage the strengthening of the ‘Atlantic Alliance.’ The forum has provided the geopolitical and economic framework for behind-the-scenes collaboration and cooperation between the major NATO powers.
Founding members of the group in 1954 included Joseph Retinger, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, and David Rockefeller of the United States. Named after the Hotel de Bilderberg in the Netherlands, where the first conference took place, attendees decided to hold a conference annually with locations rotating between Europe and North America. In its early years, much of the funding for the group came from the CIA and American philanthropic foundations such as the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on November 27, 2014.

Least Transparent Ever – Obama Administration Fighting to Prevent Release of C.I.A. Torture Report

If you’re already reading this site, you don’t need me to tell you how much of a fraud Barack Obama is. His love affair with cronyism and devotion to lack of transparency has been documented in countless venues for many years now. Nevertheless, his actions continue to do irreparable harm to this nation, and as much as it has become a tedious affair at times, highlighting his hatred for justice remains an important job.
His latest intervention on behalf of the forces of opacity, revolves around the release of a report on CI. A. torture put together by The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is 6,000 pages long and has been five years in the making. Naturally, the Obama Administration is taking painstaking efforts to block its release.
The New York Times reports that:
WASHINGTON – In a tense confrontation with President Obama’s closest adviser on Thursday, a group of Senate Democrats accused the White House of trying to censor significant details in a voluminous report on the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency.
During a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill with Denis R. McDonough, the White House chief of staff, the senators said that the White House was siding with the C. I. A. and trying to thwart negotiations over the report’s release. The negotiations have dragged on for months because of a dispute over the C. I. A.’s demand that pseudonyms of agency officers be deleted from the report.
The C. I. A., supported by the White House, has argued that even without using the real names of the officers, their identities could still be revealed.
Perhaps I missed something, but we are preventing the public from seeing the torture report to protect officers who may be guilty of war crimes? Absolute madness.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Nov 21, 2014.


Ten days following the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and 10 days after a defiant JFK said no to the CIA, the Joint Chiefs, the Mafia and the Cuban refugees, by refusing to provide air cover for the invasion of Cuba by CIA trained Cuba refugees, JFK made the speech that put one of the final nails in his coffin.
The JFK speech is now known as his famous ‘Secret Society’ speech. He is the first, and the only President to ever identify the globalists as the enemy of America and humanity as a whole. For a man in his position, JFK was stunningly detailed in calling out the globalists of his day.
If you have never listened to the speech, you should take the time to listen, now, for if you do, the events of today’s America will make a great deal more sense.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on Nov 20, 2014.

Why the Western Hype of Fake Russian Invasions?

On Friday, the Ukrainian military’s P.R. machine spun-up its latest episode of the illusive “Russian Invasion”, this time accusing Moscow of dispatching a column of 32 tanks and “truckloads of Russian troops” into the country’s eastern region.
The West are being very choosy with their language – in case they have to deny they ever said it later. Presently, the West and Kiev are stopping short of labeling the non-event as an invasion, instead calling it “Russian aggression”, and a “cross-border incursion” to aid separatists, with the all-important caveat of “unconfirmed report”, a PR system standardized by CIA media handlers currently in residence inside the U.S.-backed Kiev regime.
Another ‘Russian Invasion’?
The timing, and the sheer desperation of this latest P.R. move is designed for one thing: deflecting public attention away from the fact that Ukrainian military have already broken the fragile ceasefire with rebels, as Kiev resumes its shelling of civilian areas around Donetsk and Lugansk.

This post was published at Russia Insider

The Endgame of US ‘Islamic State’ Strategy: ‘Keep Arabs Divided, Rule Over Them’

21st Century Wire says…
The ISIS/ISIL phenomenon is a custom-built, violent gang organisation, which is the media face of a Salafist Islamic pseudo-ideology specifically designed to weaken the region. The end result is a 360 theater of terror designed mainly for western audiences.
Since the beginning of this ‘ISIS Crisis’ we’ve shown readers various facets of who the ‘Islamic State’ really is, where they came from and why. The timing of the emergence of ISIS is also important. There are still many unanswered questions however, like what is the Islamic State’s actual relationship with foreign agencies like the CIA, Britain’s MI6, Turkish (NATO) intelligence, Saudi intelligence, and Israeli intelligence? In time, history will flush out the answers to these and other key steps in the ISIS DNA strand, and the guilty parties will be duly noted. The following is a major piece to that puzzle. Here’s what the CFR mob and the mainstream media do not want you to know, or understand…
By Nicola Nasser
Dismantling what the former US President George W. Bush once described as the Syria-Iran component of the ‘axis of evil,’ or interrupting in Iraq the geographical contiguity of what King Abdullah II of Jordan once described as the ‘Shiite crescent,’ was and remains the strategic goal of the US-Israeli allies in the Middle East unless they succeed first in ‘changing the regime’ in either Damascus or Tehran.
The US, Israel and their regional allies have been on the record that the final target of their ‘regime change’ campaign in the Middle East was to dismantle the Syria – Iran alliance.
With the obvious failure of Plan A to dismantle the self- proclaimed anti-Israel and anti-US, Syrian-Iranian ‘Resistance Axis’ by a forcible ‘regime change’ in Damascus, a US-led regional alliance has turned recently to its Plan B to interrupt in Iraq the geographical contiguity of that axis.
This is the endgame of President Barak Obama’s strategy, which he declared on last September 10 as ostensibly against the Islamic State (IS).
This would at least halt for the foreseeable future all the signed and projected trilateral or bilateral Iranian, Iraqi and Syrian pipeline networks to carry oil and gas from Iran and Iraq to the Syrian coast at the Mediterranean.
Israeli Col. (res.) Shaul Shay, a research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, and former Deputy Head of the Israel National Security Council, anticipated in writing on last January 21 what he called the ‘Salafi Crescent’ that is dangerously emerging to challenge the ‘Shia Crescent.’
‘The growing involvement of Sunni Salafi jihadis in Iraq (since 2003), among the rebels in Syria (since 2011), and in Lebanon has created a ‘Salafi Crescent’ from Diyala [in eastern Iraq] to Beirut,’ he wrote.
‘A positive outcome’ of this ‘Salafi Crescent’, will be the decline in Iranian influence in the region,’ Shay concluded.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 11, 2014.