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Mike Waltz Made Millions from Afghanistan Defense Contractor

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill with members of The American Legion on June 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working with groups like The American Legion to push for the Biden Administration to approve the evacuation of Afghans who assisted American forces during the war in Afghanistan before the September 11th troop withdrawal deadline. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Christopher Pyne LNP MP (retired)  is promoting Australia’s Arms industry

Florida Republican Michael Waltz made up to $25 million from the sale of Metis Solutions, a defense contractor with a spotty record training Afghan security forces. Lee Fang

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Amid 2020 Protests, NYPD Took Hours to Respond to Riots

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 2: A Police officer leaves from a Zara store after a night of looting due to protest on June 2, 2020 in New York City. Protests spread across the country in at least 30 cities across the United States, over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, this is the latest death in a series of police deaths of black Americans. The city has declared an 8pm curfew. (Photo by Joana Toro / VIEWpress via Getty Images)

The lack of a police response to the nighttime looting stood in stark contrast to the New York Police Department’s deployment of its riot squad, the Strategic Response Group, or SRG, to suppress political protests during the day. When a peaceful march reached Manhattan’s Bryant Park earlier that night, the police were ready: The SRG formed a line to block their advance. When the protesters knelt in the street, SRG officers struck with batons and made arrests. It was one example of many where the NYPD moved swiftly against demonstrators. The previous day, police mounted a “level three mobilization” against a protest in Brooklyn and responded in well under two hours, according to city records. NYPD data reported that at least 108 people were injured by police during last summer’s unrest. The NYPD was roundly criticized by elected officials and in three government reports for using violent riot tactics against political protesters. It was a double-dip failure in public safety: Not only did the city brutalize protesters exercising their First Amendment right to assemble, but it also stood by as throngs of nonpolitical actors rampaged the city’s storefronts. Risks to residents and pro

Source: Amid 2020 Protests, NYPD Took Hours to Respond to Riots

War is Good for Business & Organized Crime: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US – Collective Evolution

America protects its drug business in Aghanistan which began in the 70s could one imagine the profits made over that period. budget The global monetary value of the heroin market is of the same order of magnitude as the defense budget of the USA $717 billion .

Needless to say, the Pentagon not to mention the CIA which launched the opium economy in Afghanistan in the late 1970s are intent upon protecting this multibillion dollar industry. The proceeds of the Afghan drug trade were initially used to finance the recruitment of Al Qaeda Mujahideen mercenaries to fight in the Soviet-Afghan war.

War is Good for Business & Organized Crime: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US – Collective Evolution

Trump-Ukraine Call Was Anything but “Routine,” Texts Show

Kurt Volker, center, a former special envoy to Ukraine, is escorted as he leaves a closed-door interview with House investigators at the Capitol, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Screenshot_2019-10-05 The Intercept.png

Republican talking points have focused on denying that there was an explicit quid pro quo in Trump’s phone call, even though the White House readout has him saying, “The United States has been very, very good for Ukraine. I wouldn’t say that it’s reciprocal necessarily” and asking for a “favor.” But Taylor’s texts indicate that, as the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, he interpreted Trump’s message as an invitation to trade a politically motivated investigation for U.S. assistance and a White House visit.

via Trump-Ukraine Call Was Anything but “Routine,” Texts Show

Petroleum Crumbs – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Pro Israel? Rupert Murdoch is a Director of Genie Oil illegally exploring in Syria’s  occupiedGolan Heights for an oil discovery believed to be bigger than the Saudi’s. Why isn’t this promoted on his global front pages? Support, however of Israel is but not it’s criminal support of terrorist groups  in that war. Why is Australia ready to jail and silence anybody talking about their criminal bugging of the East Timor governments offices simply to screw them out of oil. Commercial espionage by our government and no politicians brought to account, how did they not believe they were working on sound princples of International Crime? Even now they are doing what they can to shut any inquiry down. (ODT)

We all know what these wars have been about. Even those who don’t know the specifics can all see oil dripping from between the lines. Oil seeping from the writing on the wall. You pretty much taste petroleum in every mouthful of bullshit we are served. But soon, unfortunately, we will be feeling the crunch ourselves, rather than offshoring the destructiveness associated with our lucky country to the war-torn Middle East. We may want to blame others. We may want to jump on the US bandwagon and point the finger at Iran. But make no mistake, we are not the victims, we are minor villains in this story. Sycophants sucking up to the big boss in the hopes of maintaining our supply of crumbs. Crumbs we are willing to trade millions of lives and the fate of our world for.

via Petroleum Crumbs – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- George Carlin Said it best; Democracy When?;

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‘Take the land’: Trump wants a black border wall, with spikes, by election day

President Donald Trump visited a new section of the border wall in Calexico earlier this year.

Order from the DON (ODT)

When aides have suggested that some orders are illegal or unworkable, Trump has suggested he would pardon the officials if they would just go ahead, aides said. He has waved off worries about contracting procedures and the use of eminent domain, saying “take the land,” according to officials who attended the meetings.
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‘Take the land’: Trump wants a black border wall, with spikes, by election day