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If you speak out about the BP Gulf crime against humanity, your life span seems to shorten substantially. BP poisoned the Gulf of Mexico and the millions of people residing around it. The sock-puppet Obama has not said one word about the fallout. Those who are brave enough to raise awareness are targeted and neutralized. Political dissidents, researchers, and whistle-blowers are routinely assassinated in America. There are myriad ways it can be done. It can be made to look like a heart attack or it can be a bullet to the head. It is our job to spread the word about these deaths and to make sure that the killers know that we’re on to them. – Editor
The LSU community is reeling after the sudden death Thursday of prominent LSU coastal scientist Gregory Stone.
Stone, who was quoted extensively in many publications internationally after last year’s BP oil leak, was the director of the renowned Wave-Current Information System.
The system is used by many fishermen and scientists to monitor wind, waves and currents off the Louisiana coast.
Get ready for a great show tonight! Expect the bi-sexual, drug using, teleprompter reading, sock-puppet to bring out all the greatest NLP hits. He has stabbed his zombie supporters in the back so many times already, they are beginning to resemble Swiss cheese. The economy is in depression, we are continuing to fight pointless wars and the police state is still creeping into every facet of our lives. In fact, America is under siege from all directions. Yet, Michelle and Barry have been partying and vacationing all over the world at our expense. It’s time this creep is exposed as the empty suit he truly is! – editor
John Parsons Wheeler 3d, a Vietnam veteran officer who served in three GOP presidential administrations, and who chaired the committee that raised funds from businesses, agencies and prominent Americans to get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built on the Washington Mall, was found dead in a landfill a few miles from his New Castle, Delaware home this weekend. Newark, Del. police say this is a homicide.
Wheeler, a Yale Law School graduate, was a defense industry consultant whose last government job was assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force in the last George W. Bush administration. He had lately campaigned to return ROTC to Ivy League campuses, writes James Fallows of the Atlantic here. He’d quarreled with neighbors, says the Wilmington News-Journal here.
US Drone Attack Raises Uncomfortable Questions for Germany
When a German citizen is killed in a foreign country under mysterious circumstances, one might expect an outcry from politicians and the media. But the case of Bünyamin E., a German of Turkish descent who is believed to have died in Pakistan on Oct. 4, has caused remarkably little fuss in Germany — partly because the 20-year-old was a suspected terrorist, but also because he was apparently killed by an American drone.
The case is awkward for the German government, as it involves the country’s most powerful ally and also raises uncomfortable questions about whether Germany provided support for the targeted killing.
But one opposition politician in particular is determined not to let the government off the hook. Wolfgang Neskovic, a member of parliament for the far-left Left Party, has been pursuing the case and demanding answers from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration.
The German government “has done everything to conceal the facts of the case,” Neskovic told SPIEGEL ONLINE in an interview. “If German citizens are executed in a foreign country — and that’s the only way to describe the targeted killing by the US — the German government has to provide both the general public and the parliament with sufficient information.”
Possible Legal Consequences
One reason the case has not caused a greater outcry is due to fears of an impending terrorist attack in Germany, caused by a recent warning from Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, meaning that sympathy for the rights of suspected terrorists is limited. But Neskovic — a member of the Bundestag’s Parliamentary Control Panel, which monitors the work of Germany’s intelligence agencies — insists that the intentions of the alleged victims of the attack are irrelevant.
“It does not matter whether the people killed were actually terrorists or not,” he said. He called for the circumstances of the fatal drone attack to be thoroughly cleared up. “The US should state whether it actually killed a German or not,” he said, adding that the German government “cannot allow or support such attacks on German citizens.”
Neskovic suggests the German government could bear partial responsibility for the attack. “The Germans would be complicit in the US’s execution operation if they, for example, continued to give information to the US about German Islamists while knowing about a planned targeted killing,” he said. “That could have legal as well as political consequences.”
Bünyamin E. is believed to be one of three suspected Islamists from Germany who were killed in a US drone attack in the town of Mir Ali in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region on Oct. 4. He was apparently the only one of the three with German citizenship, however.
Officially, the authorities have not yet confirmed if a German citizen died in the attack, but sources in the government told the German magazine Stern that they assume Bünyamin E. was one of the people killed. Germany’s Federal Public Prosecutor is currently looking into the case to see if it needs to open an investigation.
The US is increasingly using drones for air strikes in Pakistan’s border area, with the CIA controlling the unmanned aircraft from the US. Drone attacks against insurgent targets form a key part of US President Barack Obama’s anti-terror strategy, and are estimated to have killed over 500 people in 2010 alone. The approach has been criticized by some human rights experts as violating international law, given that Pakistan is not a war zone.
‘Fire and Brimstone’
“Such attacks are happening outside the law,” says Neskovic. “International law does not provide any legal basis for the killing of suspected terrorists outside of a combat situation. … No intelligence service has the license to kill.”
According to Neskovic, if other countries adopted such a strategy, the entire world would become a war zone, with “American drones over the Brandenburg Gate (in Berlin) and North Korean drones over Washington.”
Neskovic reserves his strongest criticism for the American president, who he sees as being ultimately responsible for the drone attacks. “Barack Obama is not God, able to freely decide about life and death,” he says. “Nevertheless he behaves like an Old Testament God who kills people as he sees fit with fire and brimstone.”
With reporting by Matthias Gebauer and John Goetz