Captain Brittany Ramos-DeBarros: “They Want Us To Believe The Lie…”

by Jerry Alatalo

nited States Army Reserve Captain Brittany Ramos-DeBarros, veteran of the war in Afghanistan, faces retribution from her military superiors. She speaks out about her experience in Afghanistan and what she has learned with respect to the truth of why America initiates wars, which, from the military’s harsh reactions, suggests a continuing emphasis on secrecy, silence or non-transparency fueling the U.S. soldier/war organizational culture.

During a public event speech which put her in legal jeopardy, Captain DeBarros told the crowd gathered:

“They want us to believe the lies that the precious lives of our soldiers are being spent for the protection of our freedoms. But I spent a year witnessing the bravery and beauty of the Afghan people – men and women, fathers and mothers, risking their lives and their families to overcome oppressive organizations that we funded and enabled.”

While appearing for a new documentary promoted by Veterans for Peace, Brittany DeBarros describes the essential experience of contrariness as someone both in the U.S. military and speaking out against American involvement in war:

“It feels like a moment where your life feels like … the sum of your life means, could be made explicit in that moment. And you have to make a decision about what matters enough to you to put yourself at risk, and what risk you’re willing to take in order to defend that.”

Her and a growing number of American veterans of war are frustrated in the near absence of awareness in the people of the United States with regard to current levels of military engagement now occurring by their armed forces:

“People don’t realize that we’re at … almost at the height of what our bombing campaigns have been, – that we’re dropping a bomb every 12 minutes when you average out the numbers.”

“What is driving a lot of our actions is very likely not what we think, which is freedom and, you know, protecting our country and bringing democracy to the world, and liberating oppressed peoples, as it’s been sold to the American people.”

Captain Brittany DeBarros and her fellow veterans opposed to war feel,  – after learning about the lies they and their fellow Americans have been told regarding military operations in Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere around the Earth – that their voices are just as important to become heard as the generals, admirals, Secretaries of Defense, Presidents … and so on.

“I believe what I heard someone else say, which was: ‘If someone can stand in uniform as an officer and as a leader, and speak about why we should be in war, – why shouldn’t I as a leader be able to stand in my uniform and say that we shouldn’t be at war?'”

She also expresses her shocked amazement and frustration in knowing that, not taking into account the nation’s civilian population of 330 million-plus being unaware, even her own fellow soldiers are often-times “out of the loop” on the true levels or magnitude of military operations being carried out by United States armed forces around the world.

“When there’s that little awareness … awareness-raising is ground zero.”

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For more information, please visit AboutFaceVeterans.org 

(Thank you to The Peace Report at YouTube)

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Humanity At Crossroad 2019: 9/11 Truth Or World War III?

by Jerry Alatalo

ravel around the Earth in the new year 2019, put the following assertion to people in various nations and regions, and responses will range from total confusion and befuddlement to full awareness and agreement. The assertion is that humanity faces in 2019 the simple yet immeasurably important choice of either embracing the effort to uncover the truth of 9/11 or experiencing the horror of World War III.

The choice of working to get at the brutal truth of what transpired on September 11, 2001, commonly spoken of as the “day that changed everything”, has emerged after the legal team comprising the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry took steps leading to the future implementation of a Special Grand Jury process – to assess evidence of explosives being used to crash New York’s World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7 on 9/11.

For millions around the world already firmly convinced that 9/11 was what is increasingly recognized as a “false flag event”, the Lawyers’ Committee’s successful push for the Special Grand Jury represents metaphorically a legal document which has been written with all the necessary provisions and terms thought out and placed correctly, with the only remaining step (the Grand Jury process, presentation of evidence) being the signing of names and dating.

The top concern for many supporters of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry is that World War III becomes initiated before the 9/11 Special Grand Jury have the opportunity to do its immeasurably vital work: exposing the horrific-but-necessary truth that the world on September 11, 2001 witnessed the largest covert military false flag operation of the 21st century – arguably in all of human history.

Imagining the choice humanity faces in 2019 – between 9/11 truth and world war – as a minds-eye viewing of two gigantic dams filled to near-overflow might offer a way of fully appreciating the current sobering reality. Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry might be perceived as the water flowing into the dam of 9/11 truth, historically poised to overflow and destroy the wall of lies which have persisted for more than (17) years.

The other choice humanity faces, the other dam ready to burst, might be perceived as the water flowing into the rising-tension tide world war scenario, represented by those individuals responsible for directing the planning, logistics and carrying out of the massive crimes on 9/11, along with the criminal wars of aggression across (17) years the false flag psychological operation was precisely engineered to facilitate.

From that imagined perspective humanity now must choose which “dam” to destroy. Destroy the Big Lie of 9/11 and the result is destruction of the potential for world war. Observing that negative world events, circumstances and realities on the ground of a military nature have been criminally advocated based on false, devious foundations birthed or created on September 11, the simple truth is that factual science revealing what happened obliterates those false foundations and the co-existent immoral, continuing excuses for prolongation of “endless war”.

Therefore … the successful, continuing efforts of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry is our choice for Top International Story of 2018.

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Lawfare: Ecuador Hit Hard By Corrupt Political Power Machine.

Ecuador’s Soft Coup and Political Persecution

(Cross-posted from “Information Clearing House” // Editor’s note: Illegally detained Ecuador Vice President Jorge Glas is currently engaged in an over 30-day hunger strike in protest. No reporting of this extremely controversial, historic Ecuadorian political situation is occurring – not anywhere in the nation.)

Rafael Correa and Julian Assange in 2012

(Supporters of Julian Assange in Ecuador, including former President Rafael Correa and officials from Correa’s administration, have become targeted for removal and elimination of influence, – suggesting a Trump-Moreno-May plan for extradition of Assange to America for prosecution.)

The Destruction of the Rule of Law

 

By Rafael Correa

November 20, 2018 

an you imagine a “democracy” in which the president handpicks a council that proceeds to dismiss the Constitutional Court, the Judicial Council which oversees the judiciary, the National Electoral Council, the Attorney General, the ombudsman, and all six major regulators (superintendents)?

Unfortunately, that is the current situation in Ecuador. Abusing participatory democracy, and deceiving the public with the complicity of a corrupt press, on February 4 of this year they called an unconstitutional referendum.

Several articles in our constitution stipulate that the Constitutional Court must rule on the legality of any referendum questions, but, given the clear unconstitutionality of several questions, the government knew that a ruling would not go its way and called the referendum by decree. For the first time in its history, Ecuador had a nationwide referendum without a ruling from the Constitutional Court.

With the approval of the tricky and confusing question 3, they seized the so-called Council of Citizen Participation [CPCCS in the Spanish acronym], whose members were selected through national competitions, and which, according to the Constitution of Ecuador, is responsible for overseeing competitions that elect about 150 control authorities. [1]The unconstitutional referendum gave a “Transitory” CPCCS (which I’ll refer to as the CPCCS-T) the “power” to evaluate and, if applicable, dismiss these control authorities. The dismissal of authorities is an exclusive constitutional power of the National Assembly. The Constitutional Court, which is not even selected by the CPCCS, cannot be dismissed by anyone else.

At present, Ecuador does not have a Constitutional Court. The President’s handpicked CPCCS-T [after dismissing the court] declared a two month absence of the court which expire this week and will surely be extended. Throughout this lapse, Ecuadorians have no one to guarantee our constitutional rights.

The illegally dismissed authorities had to be replaced by their [already selected] alternates, as the law demands, but the “Transitory” CPCCS-T directly appointed its replacements. Not even the unconstitutional referendum gave it the power to directly appoint authorities.

Ecuador is presently a “Transitory Republic”. We have a transitory CPCCS, a transitory Judicial Council, a transitory National Electoral Council, and similarly with the Prosecutor General, Ombudsman, Comptroller General, and all superintendents – all transitory and practically all open enemies of my government. All were illegally and arbitrarily appointed by the CPCCS-T and under its complete control.

The Ecuadorian state has five branches: the Executive, Legislative, Judicial, Electoral, and the Transparency and Social Oversight branch. Three of these five branches are in the hands transitory officials directly appointed the Executive’s handpicked CPCCS-T.

The temporary authorities were sworn in before the CPCCS-T, violating article 120 of the Constitution which states that they must sworn in before the National Assembly. I hope you understand what it means to be pursued by an “acting” prosecutor directly appointed and sworn in before a “transitory” Council whose president – a personal and political enemy of mine- publicly insults me every day and says that I must go to prison.

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Skullduggery

When will the immeasurably important, near universally censored, unprecedented-in-magnitude Bill Browder-Magnitsky Act scandal finally – and rightly – crash, burn and become tossed away to where it belongs – on the ash heap of history?

The Naked Hedgie

Today I break my rule to only post on my own articles at this blog. The following article by a person who preferred to remain anonymous struck me as such a disturbingly powerful punch in the gut, I decided to post it here amongst my scribblings. A different style, different imagination… stuff that makes the writer in me slightly jelaous… It is a first-person account written fom the viewpoint of Bill Browder, the protagonist of my book “Grand Deception” (which was twice stricken from Amazon by Bill Browder’s lawyers). Here goes:

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