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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
  [Note: This is Part Four of a multi-part expose direct from Istanbul and Lebanon. Please see Part One, Part Two, or Part Three for info. not repeated here.] “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... Read More

A COCKTAIL OF MADNESS!!

A COCKTAIL OF MADNESS!!

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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OCCUPY L.A. :The Story: 24 Hours until eviction? (PART ONE)

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

     An Activist Gets Off the Couch-

I have two conflicting packing lists as I prepare to document and, at the same time, show my support for the OCCUPY movement despite what appears to be the closing of one of the last OCCUPY camps. Los Angeles Major Villaraigosa and his Police Chief, Charlie Beck, have,  throughout today ( Sunday),  stated on radio and T.V. news that their patience with the OCCUPY LA movement’s experiment with the First Amendment is over in Los Angeles effectively tomorrow ( Monday) at Midnight. This is one of the last remaining, yet largest, OCCUPY protests against the status quo. Conflict is brewing.

My  preparations start with; three pads of paper, six pens ,my digital recorder, my camera, three throw away cameras( insurance?),select CDs, cold weather gear( sans sleeping bag and tent), four sandwiches, and a left-over... Read More

MELT DOWN?! Corporate Greed, Gov’t Corruption, and America’s Own Fukushima Disaster.

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

 

With over $1 billion up for grabs corporate greed need not be concerned with causing a pending nuclear disaster, nor its effect on the homes, businesses, lives, and livelihoods of 8.7million people.

 

At the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) public meeting, on October 9, 2012, regarding the re-opening of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), evasive answers, vague assurances, and a conspicuous lack of facts were the corporate responses to accurate concerns and hard evidence presented by hundreds of very concerned southern California residents. The efforts by Southern California Edison (Edison), that owns the “San Onofre” plant, and its co-conspirators, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), was an ongoing example of their extraordinary greed, corporate control, and disregard... Read More

Bankruptcy for the States: Back In Time to Help Your State Steal Your Salary, Benefits, and Pension.

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

 

The threat of the federal government providing State bankruptcy protections has disappeared from the news since it first surfaced, to much republican applause, six months ago. This is an ominous silence.

 

The fiscal crises most states are experiencing will necessitate their need to use bankruptcy protection.  All State employees, or employees whose jobs or pensions exist per contracts with the State, should be alarmed because State bankruptcy protections will suddenly, if not overnight, take away your contractual rights. Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection is currently available only to municipalities. If Chapter 9 is applied to the states it will mean the reduction of any expected pension benefits for current employees and retired former employees. Contracts with current employees and with sub-contractors to the States will also be under the control of... Read More

American Democratic Hypocrisy? – New Muslim Nations; Just Say, “NO!”

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

 

With the “Arab Spring” in full bloom the mandatory pro-democracy cries from American politicians and pundits cheer this as an American democratic success story in a Muslim world. Democracy? Hopefully. American democracy? Not a chance.

 

When it comes to American foreign-policy there is, apparently, only one type of democracy encouraged, or allowed, in the world. American Democracy.  As with most things American, the times have changed, and American brand democracy is not welcome.

The multitude of examples of American imperialism and aggression in the supposed name of Democracy will always be fresh in the minds of the new fledgling Muslim governments. America has never, in recent memory, supported the people of mid-east nations, unless there was an ulterior motive such as in Iraq. Instead the US has propped up most Arab dictators... Read More

“Kiss Of Death” for Aung San Suu Kyi and Her Myanmar Democracy

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

 

 

    -The curse of globalization smells the blood of capitalism.

 

On Dec 2, 2011 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought a face of American democracy to Myanmar. In reality Mrs. Clinton was offering the ” kiss of death” for Aung San Suu Kyi’s attempts at  democracy; Globalization. Democracy as branded by current American interests is simply and purely, capitalism, now, being presented to an impoverished Myanmar as globalization, privatization, and corporatization. This flawed, tragic ideology will surely bring to Myanmar the same inherent negative consequences shown in the current American “democratic” condition at home.

 

It’s been 50 years since America had a presence in Burma, which became Myanmar in 1989.Despite Mrs. Clinton’s visit, and her trumpeting of... Read More

Another Death Nail for Democracy Kills 1700 Endangered Wolves:

By: Brett Redmayne-Titley

With a stroke of the presidential pen 1700 wolves were sentenced to die.  Never mind that these same wolves have been brought back from regional extinction due to forty years of dedicated work by conservationists.  For the sake of just two congressional votes, President Obama was willing to allow the slaughter of a species. The manner in which, for the first time, this nefarious legislation was slide through should send a dire warning to all who value the remnants of our constitution.

 

The wolf has for centuries been unfairly demonized by the ranchers and cattlemen of the midwest including Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.  Due to legislation in the 1800’s and 1900’s bounties were introduced that literally wiped the North American wolves from the mid-western landscape.   By the 1920s, not a wolf howl was heard south of the Canadian border in these parts of... 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