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The Good Friday Massacre: We Are All Palestinians, Now!

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

Eighteen more Palestinians were unapologetically murdered this past “Good Friday” by the Israeli military. They were unarmed. They were on their own land. They were desperate. They screamed their desperation as they marched. Then, they shouted their daily reality of personal horrors too close to Israel’s attention. So, they were killed.

These innocents were shot like fish in a barrel: No place to hide, no place to run, no chance of escape. The hunters all around them. Easy targets. In what now seems like a national sport, Israel has picked up the pace beyond tormenting Palestine…because it can!

For the record, it is important to accurately understand the current Israeli imposed rules of engagement for this latest round of unjustified violence. A synopsis is in order:

As any rational person should know well, Israel has been slowly- since the complete blockade of Gaza eleven years ago- torturing, by choking, what little is left to be stolen from Palestine. Thanks to the Israel friendly inhabitants in the US White House, Israel has been given carte blanche to increase this inhuman stranglehold. The new US/ Israeli policy towards Palestine holds the draconian view that any Palestinian love for their nation, their futures, their health, their families, and their happiness can be wiped away. Israel truly believes it can change the fundamental human mind of all of Palestine…if their imposed arbitrary torture and their killings are sufficient.

Beyond this increasing isolation, deprivation and degradation of Gaza and Palestine and the military takeover of the West Bank for more illegal Israeli settlements, the Likudists that dominate both Israeli and American politics, have managed to require their US president to hand them the Palestinian capital of Jerusalem as a gift for his ascendancy. Strangely, both these antagonists were then surprised that the Palestinians did not find this departure from history an acceptable US decision.

Despite having slowly seized, coerced or purchased 90% (95% if you count the Golan Heights) of original Palestine since the inception of Israel in 1948, suddenly sensing trouble, the IDF next declared a 350-meter no-go zone within the borders of what they had not already taken from Palestine. With their futures sinking like a bag of kittens wantonly cast adrift, direct action within what remains of Palestine was understandable. On March 30 “Land Day,” an annual commemoration of the deaths of six Arab citizens of Israel killed by Israeli security forces during demonstrations over government land confiscations in northern Israel in 1976, Hamas called for the start of a march called, “The Day of Return.” In protest they marched, some 17,000 strong, towards the border: To their border… right up to that fence.

Well, not quite.

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The Lebanon / Israel Border: Reasons for Peace… Excuses for War!

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

“No pictures!” growls a burley Lebanese army captain, looking me deliberately in the eyes from not three feet away across his Major’s desk, while pointing directly at my Nikon. “No pictures!” he repeats, now staring at my translator. Since we are both seated in his office deep within the heavily armed perimeter of the army’s southern command, scores of heavily armed soldiers all around us, and these being the only words of English so far spoken by him, there was no doubting his sincerity on this point.Defense Minister, Avigdor Leiberman, stated, “all of Beirut will be hiding in bomb shelters.” Minister Naftali Bennett also assured renewed crimes against humanity, saying “the Lebanese [people]will pay the price.” Former IDF brass, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Noam Tibon went further, “The IDF is going to use a lot of force. These places will be destroyed almost completely,” as did, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amiram Levin assuring that “Lebanon will be destroyed.”

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ARE WE ALL FRESH MEAT?!

ARE WE ALL FRESH MEAT?!

Deflating the American Bully- The World Raises It’s Fists.

Deflating the American Bully- The World Raises It’s Fists.
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

-“Once you strip away that feeling of invincibility, he can be had.” – Rocky Marciano.

Bullies historically, nationally, and American have all suffered from an arrogance born from remaining unchallenged after vanquishing weaker foes. Flush with the illusion of invincibility the world-wide bully, America, has reaped its terror on scores of the world’s countries and their citizens. What all bullies fear most is a challenger. One that can expose his weaknesses, thereby giving renewed strength to his victims.

Since the people of south-east Asia threw them out in 53,000 body bags, post cold war USA has so far only picked on countries having little ability to defend themselves. The US military and/or their proxy army, NATO, has avoided any fair fight. From puny Panama(1) and Grenada(2), to Iraq and Afghanistan, and now off to Northern and Central Africa(3) by way of the Middle East and Western Asia(4), the world has watched this accelerating thirty year set of American economic plunder and social atrocity. While sanctifying,”Freedom”, and, “Democracy,” the US has manifested a more accurate definition in the minds its its victims; “Empire” and “Servitude.”

Ukraine seemed an easy geopolitical target for the same hegemonic script used since Vietnam(34). Propagate a fictitious national “democratic” uprising; have fictitious vilified Gov’t forces brutally attack the fictitious democracy; have American media use propaganda to effect the final act of the play; over-throw the existing Gov’t by bringing American muscle to bare,”in country.”

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Of Hacktivism, Hackers and Leakers: Resetting the Bar of Real World Journalism.

Of Hacktivism, Hackers and Leakers: Resetting the Bar of Real World Journalism.
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

In a world of slanted journalism that pervades not only main stream media offerings but also the majority of “progressive” and “alternative” media, it is the hackers and leakers of vital information that are now providing a new and desperately needed return to real journalism. Recent examples of courage and risk in pursuit of full disclosure which counters media distortions of fact, must be followed. Hackers and leakers are- as shown this month- providing the public service mandate once enveloped within the vaunted parchment of the First Amendment- an obligation far too long forgotten.

America is the origin of media lies and a willfully ignorant public that believes them. Strangely, most US citizens wallow only in the proffered world of gray journalism- one that wraps the truth and the mind of the reader, instead, in the flag of nationalist colors. Thus stubbornly adhering only to their predisposed personal opinion, one belies demonstrative evidence to the contrary, this malady is shown, at least, in the irrational national adulation for two very flawed current presidential candidates. This opinion ignores an obviously controlled media that is promoting one candidate (using lies) while viciously attacking the other (using lies). This past month, repeatedly hackers and leakers across the globe have smashed America’s mindless and too regularly used false talisman: America is “exceptional” and therefore US democracy is functioning normally. Really?

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SCREAMS IN THE DARK-Part One

SCREAMS IN THE DARK-Part One
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

At a court hearing on June 27, 2014, nine-year-old Lexi Dillon wants to go home to her mother, Ruby. Judge Glenn R. Salter has previously shown his contempt for Lexi’s well-being, child protection laws, required court process, and evidence in the many court hearings and his subsequent illegal rulings. All evidence proved that Ruby was a loving, caring mother; that foster care was abusing her daughter and that the father had repeatedly abused Lexi, as proved by the Tustin, CA Police Department.

This bastard of jurisprudence, Judge Glenn R Salter, refused to allow any of Ruby’s evidence, multiple expert witnesses or police investigators into his court to testify. He then ordered Lexi to be in the sole custody of her criminal father.

The father is the man who raped Lexi. Anally and vaginally.

What?!

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SCREAMS IN THE DARK: Any Child They Want.-Part Two

SCREAMS IN THE DARK:  Any Child They Want.-Part Two
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley.

Part Two:

Down the road in San Diego County a young boy is missing, taken by a man who is not the father, not even a parent. Innocent mother Tammy Rief, who is from Alabama and has never lived in California, now sits in a California prison. Despite a Georgia court order keeping the kidnapper away from her child, and another court order giving Tammy, the mother, full custody, a California judge abused his court to steal her son, Jonah, from his home in Georgia and give him to a man documented to have abused her son.

Without Tammy Rief’s knowledge Judge Gregory W. Pollack was working in far away California with the kidnapper, Brian Sullivan, to have the FBI steal her and her son from Georgia.

This short story of injustice and child trafficking, applied to a San Diego Superior Court judge, Gregory W. Pollack, shows the unique, fraudulent and illegal applications of California law in favor of child kidnapping.

For Tammy losing her son, Jonah, started silently in an unknown court not in Georgia. California divorce court.

Tammy has never been married. Much less to anyone in California. Tammy had briefly dated the kidnapper, Brian Sullivan, in South Carolina but had not heard from him in over three years before he suddenly attempted to achieve custody of Jonah in her state of residence, Georgia. Tammy proved to the Georgia court that the kidnapper could not be the biological father and that Jonah was at risk to the kidnapper. Hence the judge issued the two restraining orders establishing full custody to Tammy and preventing the kidnapper anywhere near Jonah.

But, that was Georgia.
Undaunted, the kidnapper somehow got a California divorce court judge to award him custody of Jonah although he had never been married to Tammy or taken a paternity test. The California court had no jurisdiction, or legal right, to hear a divorce case or any case that did not have a connection to California law and California residency. Worse, Tammy did not receive notice, per law, of the out-of-state proceedings she had no knowledge of.

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Epitaph For Eric Holder: “Guilty!”

Epitaph For Eric Holder: “Guilty!”
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley.

“I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.”- Pol Pot (Dictator of Cambodia, 1963-1981).

Similarly, on Monday, Sept 15, 2014 Department of Justice (DoJ) leader, Eric Holder, announced a new set of US programs designed to increase America’s internal ability to spy and report on its own citizens.

Not content to merely spy on US phones, internet services, bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, medical records, library records and facial recognition without a warrant, United States Attorney General (USAG) Holder has combined his Justice Dept. with the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Counter Terrorism Center to train selected Americans in every city and town to spy and report on any persons who are deemed to be potentially subversive. During Mr. Holder’s term the wide brush of “Terrorism” has grown broader than at any time in US history.

Six years hence, we are, now, all terrorists.

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Hizbullah Today: Of Power, Money, and… the People.

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

With the last shot of the 2006 war fired and the IDF moving back into Israel, Lebanon began to heal its wounds. At the same time, Hizbullah, that had so successfully turned back the tides of war, began to rebuild- this time in new ways.

Using the respect it had gained by fighting for all of Lebanon, while the Lebanese army looked on from safe havens to the north, Hizbullah began the decade-long process of moving from purely a defensive military to a full faceted political organization. Leader Nasrallah has been consistent, methodical and unwavering in these nationalist goals and by doing so has dragged the previously western aligned Lebanese political parties into having to similarly support their country first or die at the ballot box. All signs point to resounding success.

The memory of the 2006 war- and its resulting horrors- lives on daily in the minds of all, here. However, without exception, the dozens of Lebanese interviewed for this article made it very clear that they want peace above all else. However, a thorough understanding of Israeli expansionism- past and present- temper their optimism.

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Hizbullah: “You Don’t See Them…They See You!”

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

“This is not good!” cautions a new Lebanese friend in a stern tone of warning, clutching this reporters arm for emphasis. “This, where you are going.. it is their neighbourhood… Hizbullah’s neighbourhood. They control this completely!”

Protesting that this quest is well-intentioned, no secret and no threat, this friend provides probably the most important council, and most accurate statement, in properly understanding today’s modern Hizbullah.

“You do not understand well about Hizbullah,” he says, the seriousness of his face indicating his sincerity. “You do not see Hizbullah… they see you!”

His caution and commentary prove to be a very accurate description of today’s Hizbullah. The western media would have those reading about today’s Lebanon from a distance believe that Hizbullah is only a fighting force and therefore easily identifiable in a uniform such as with their invited presence in Syria. The reality is that today within Lebanon, Hizbullah is an army of the people, by the people, and for the people. These people are doctors, teachers, accountants, taxi drivers, shopkeepers, manual labourers and all other professions, but their common denominator is their love of their homeland. And defend it again they will, leaving their clinics, desks, chalkboards, cars, shops or shovels behind the moment Lebanon is attached again.

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Beirut Lebanon: “You’re Not in Turkey Anymore!”

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

“ We have seen war… too much war. We desire peace. To have peace we must live together as one people. The new government says so. We support our government.”

– Taxi driver on the streets of Beirut.

Author’s Note: This is Part Two in a multi-part series direct and on-scene from the Mid-East. For background info. not repeated here, please see Part One.

Indeed the people of Lebanon have seen too much war. Though their military has not in its history set foot on foreign soil, remaining in the minds of the Lebanese are one bloody civil war and three separate wars of invasion in 1982, 1999, and 2006. Now it would appear that a new war is brewing again on its southern border.

In all these examples war was brought to their land by Israel who, using false premise, attacked the civilian population and infrastructure at will attempting and failing to conquer the capital city, Beirut. Despite this history, all Lebanese- except the Palestinian refuge population- desire peace with Israel, but they too well understand the need for a well prepared army. An army of the people and for the people.

As Mao observed in his book, Guerrilla Warfare, “In order to put down the gun, one must first pick-up the gun.”

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Erdogan’s Turkey: When Knives Cut Both Ways.

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

“A Leader should be like a father… he helps the country grow, teaches it, provides for its future. Erdogan? He is no father to Turkey.” – Turkish citizen on the streets of Istanbul.

Author’s Note: This is Part One of an on-scene investigative series direct from the streets of Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria.

On the streets, cafes, and carpet shops of Istanbul a very different story than the one presented by western media is developing about the true allegiance of Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. While he continues to play a dangerous international game between Russia and the NATO/ Israeli/ US alliance his biggest future enemy walks the streets of his realm… the Turkish people. And he knows it.

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The “Iron Fisted” Leader of Hamas in Palestine- Where is Mohammed Deif?

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

In the ravaged streets of Gaza and the shrinking hills of the West bank, Palestinians- in desperation- scream his name. On the walls of the twelve Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon his name is spray painted-in hope- beneath yellow flags baring the logo of Hamas. In prayer services across Palestine his name is invoked, begging for his return, the return of Palestine and… salvation from the increasing horrors of occupation.

This man, their champion- who fought for all Palestinians and won- to them, seems now their only hope. But he is missing in action. Barely three years ago, this man was the most dangerous man in Palestine. For he did for Palestine what no other has done. Where then, today, when needed most, is the “Lion of Palestine?” Where is… Mohammed Deif?

“Without an army for the people, there is nothing for the people.”

-Mao Tse-tung (“On Guerrilla Warfare”)

During the 2014 invasion of Gaza by Israel-with massive US military support- and thus confronted with two of the most militaristic expansionist global powers, Gazans and a horrified world looked on in hand-wringing anguish. After watching for weeks as Israel destroyed civilian Palestinian property and innocent lives in the thousands, this same world breathed a long overdue sigh of relief when Hamas, as the only military on earth to defend Gaza, commanded these villains of inhumanity to their knees: the negotiating table in Cairo.

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When Your Bank Fails, Don’t Walk …Run!

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

So. The US economy is just fine. The post-recession 2010 Dodd-Frank legislation has cured all. Banks have lots of cash. Congress is your friend and that certain-to-pass Tax Cut and Jobs bill will finally allow you, your family and America to… MAGA.

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“…The Biggest Nuclear Blunder Of All Time!”

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

“This is the biggest nuclear blunder of all time!” – Ray Lutz, Founder/Citizens’ Oversight.

A corruption of human conscience has permitted 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste to be put in thin-walled steel drums and buried forever – out of sight – in faulty concrete … one hundred feet away and inches above the high tide line of … the Pacific Ocean.

After Fukushima?!

Yes. The latest and perhaps most egregious American example of public health, safety, and local democracy being sacrificed maliciously to unseen corporate masters is ongoing in the courts and on the streets of San Diego County, California. The fight has begun anew on behalf of 8.7 million southern Californians who, thanks to media... Read More

American Blood Lust: From Women And Children To … Wolf Pups And Bear Cubs?!

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

Are there any limits to American blood lust? This week America answered, “No!”

The shrill penetrating screams of innocent foreign children, in their death throes at the hands of an America gone mad, has become all too common – and under-reported. A self-absorbed nation cares not to hear the screams of the innocent.

As of this week the unheard cries of dying infant victims is no longer limited to human kind.

Now, the inherent evil that is the American Congress wants more of the blood of babes! If not stopped, this malignancy of conscience seeks new murders: within the tranquil silence of a mother bears winter lair and the peace and love of a momma wolf’s den! Just to enjoy the thrill of spilling the guts of these... Read More

“We, This World… Are Gaza!”

“We, This World… Are Gaza!”
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

 

” Indifference is the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw

 

Brutal inhumanity to man is now daily personified in Gaza while increasing across what still remains of Palestine. Israeli horrors rain down on an innocent civilian population not allowed to flee to safety of shelter anywhere in Gaza. The mounting list of, crimes against humanity, premeditated by Israel shows Gaza to be the modern metaphor for globally pervasive, endemic immorality and barbarism now... Read More

Ebola: Lies Your Media Told You.

Ebola: Lies Your Media Told You.
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

Now, American lies and media propaganda bring you Ebola.

To begin, consider:

– The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the epicenter for all world-wide media information and purported credibility about Ebola, is a for-profit, publicly listed, private corporation with a very dark, controversial and criminal past.

– On, April 29, 2010, the CDC acquired the patent, and ownership, for  the Zaire Ebola virus (ZEBOV) . By doing so, it acquired the financial rights for all pending bio-engineered forms of the heinous virus, including preventative vaccines and... Read More

A Freight Train of Opposition: The EU Vote.

A Freight Train of Opposition: The EU Vote.
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

 While EU leaders and their Washington sympathizers marginalize, rationalize, and excuse away Sunday’s historic European Union parliamentary election results, they deliberately avoid the greater point of concern. The people are coming.

French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, called the sudden increase in new opposition Members of the European Parliament ( MEP) an, “earthquake.” He, too,  missed the correct metaphore. This staggering election result is a freight train. More passengers are climbing aboard daily. Destination: Capital City.

On... Read More

Mr. Obama…you mean American, “Accept-ionalism?”

Mr. Obama…you mean American, “Accept-ionalism?”
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

Dear Mr. Obama,

We cannot thank you enough for providing this past week a detailed and visually militarized definition of your failing country’s,“exceptionalism.” On May 28, 2014, to the cheers of budding West Point Military Academy cadets, you could not hear the global guffaws of laughter in response to your twisted excuses for this sad new lexicon of an ever threatened world.

Exceptionalism, however, describes America and American foreign policy much more accurately than you realize. Fortunately, and thanks to your finely crafted... Read More