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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Blocked Planned Parenthood Video May Show ‘Prima Facie Evidence Of Born Alive Infants’

Planned Parenthood is under fire for harvesting organs for sale from the babies they abort, but the journalistic project uncovering their participation in fetal organ trafficking has brought another nefarious aspect to the organ trade.

Remember what Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde, said in her meeting with people she believed to be purchasers of organs? Here’s an image from the video released earlier this week:

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She says, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.” According to the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains “does not use digoxin or other feticide in its 2nd trimester procedures” so “any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law.”

While mainstream journalists continue to be reluctant about pursuing angles to this story, the journalist behind the project shared why he believes one of the companies that purchases aborted baby parts is desperate to keep him from publishing the story:


Remember, the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a limited, temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress. Under the terms of the order, the non-profit organization is banned from releasing video of a May lunch attended by three StemExpress officials. Daleiden says about that:

In a meeting with their top leadership where their leadership admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics they work with, and that could be prima facie evidence of born alive infants. And so that’s why they’re trying to suppress that videotape and they’re very scared of it.

The videotaped admission of this receipt of fully intact fetuses is what Stem Express is fighting so hard to suppress, Daleiden says. Whether they’re successful or not, now we may have a better understanding of why they’re trying to get the courts to keep this information hidden.

The full video is worth watching as well:

Al-Qaeda Attacks CIA-Trained Syrian "Freedom Fighters"; Commander Captured

Attempts to make sense of the prolonged, bloody conflict in Syria which threatens Turkey’s southern border and long ago spilled over into Iraq, are everywhere and always complicated by the constantly shifting alliances among the various groups fighting for control of the country. 

For instance, commentators were taken off guard in April when al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra appeared to be working in tandem with rival ISIS in a push to control the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus. The siege - which transformed the camp into what Ban Ki-Moon called "the worst circle of hell" - also saw Palestinian militiamen forge awkward alliances with the Assad regime in the face of the militant assault. 

Just this week, Turkey began bombing raids on ISIS targets, marking a departure from the country’s previous position and leading many to question why, given widespread suspicion that Turkey has been cooperating with ISIS for some time, Ankara would suddenly decide to go on the offensive (as we’ve shown, Erdogan’s motivation is purely political, but the official line is that a suicide bombing in Suruc forced the President’s reluctant hand). Turkey has also funnelled money to ISIS’ rivals in Syria in an effort to support any and all efforts (well, aside from those of the YPG) to overthrow Assad.

As for the US, it’s virtually impossible to say which groups the CIA has or hasn’t supported over the course of the war and indeed, many suspect US intelligence of funding and training the very militants who eventually became ISIS (a suspicion that was recently confirmed in a leaked Pentagon document).

Through it all, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has desperately clung to power although a speech delivered last Sunday suggested that the strongman’s grip on the country had weakened materially in the face of a manpower shortage.

Amid the chaos, the one thing that is abundantly clear is this: the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and other parties with a vested interest in the trajectory of Syria’s political future all want Assad gone, and for Washington, openly supporting the various groups battling the regime is now virtually impossible given the now widespread acknowledgement that nearly everyone the US has trained or armed over the course of the civil war either already was or has since become an "extremist" (however one wishes to define that admittedly amorphous term). 

The US effort to recruit and allign with "moderate freedom fighters" reached peak absurdity in May when the Pentagon announced that it would train "appropriately vetted" combatants who would help "meet the needs of Syrian opposition forces."

How has that program been going you ask?

Not well.

In fact, the US has only managed to recruit and train 54 people in three months- and that, believe it or not, is not the most embarrassing part. 

Here’s The New York Times with more:



A Pentagon program to train moderate Syrian insurgents to fight the Islamic State has been vexed by problems of recruitment, screening, dismissals and desertions that have left only a tiny band of fighters ready to do battle.


Those fighters — 54 in all — suffered perhaps their most embarrassing setback yet on Thursday. One of their leaders, a Syrian Army defector who recruited them, was abducted in Syria near the Turkish border, along with his deputy who commands the trainees. They were seized not by the Islamic State but by its rival the Nusra Front, an affiliate of Al Qaeda that is another Islamist extremist byproduct of the four-year-old Syrian civil war.


The abductions illustrate the challenges confronting the Obama administration as it seeks to marshal local insurgents to fight the Islamic State, which it views as the region’s biggest threat.


So al-Nusra which, as The Times also notes, "dealt a more serious blow to the CIA program last year, attacking and dismantling its main groups, the Syrian Revolutionaries Front and Harakat Hazm, and seizing some of their American-supplied, sophisticated antitank missiles," has now captured the commander and deputy commander of the new US "force", marking a terribly humiliating blow to the latest ill-fated CIA -backed effort to locate and train the "good guys." Reuters has more on the story:



Al Qaeda's Syria wing said on Friday it had detained members of a Syrian rebel group who had just returned from U.S. training, in a direct challenge to Washington's plan to train and equip insurgents to combat the hard-line Islamic State group.


In a statement that appeared to contradict comments from the Pentagon, Nusra Front said the men it was holding had entered Syria several days prior and had been trained under the supervision of the Central Intelligence Agency.


It described them as agents of America and warned others they should abandon the programme. It also said a U.S.-led coalition had mounted air strikes against Nusra Front positions during fighting between the group and the rebels.


Syrian opposition sources and a monitoring group said earlier this week that Nusra Front had detained the leader of the U.S-trained rebel "Division 30" and a number of its members. The Pentagon cast doubt on the reports on Thursday, saying no members of the "New Syrian Force" had been captured or detained.



"We warn soldiers of (Division 30) against proceeding in the American project," Nusra Front said in a statement distributed online. "We, and the Sunni people in Syria, will not allow their sacrifices to be offered on a golden platter to the American side." 

So ultimately, the CIA's newest band of "freedom fighters" who are supposed to be fighting ISIS, are now fighting al-Nusra which is receiving funding from Turkey which as of last week, is now allied with the US in a fight against ISIS, only Turkey isn't really fighting ISIS, it's fighting the PKK which backs YPG which is really fighting ISIS and everyone involved is fighting Assad who would probably find the whole thing comically absurd were it not for the fact that it is ultimately his head that everyone is after.

It goes without saying that all of this serves to make Washington look absolutely ridiculous and indeed, this may mark a new record low for US foreign policy gone horribly awry.

US Cops Kill More People in a Day than Norwegian Cops Have in a Decade


WASHINGTON DC — With Americans being killed by police every day, one begins to wonder what the country would be like if cops were trained differently and stopped resorting to lethal force so quickly.

One country we can look to is Norway.

In Norway, cops have shot only one person to death. That was nearly a decade ago.

Since then there have been no other fatal shootings by Norwegian police.

Norwegian police are trained to actually de-escalate conflicts and engage with people respectfully, eye-to eye.

Contrast that with the United States.

In just the first eight months since January 1, 2015, over 600 Americans have been killed by police.

100 of those Americans were killed in just the month of March alone.

We can look even further back before January.

Consider the fact that cops have killed well over 5,000 Americans since 9/11.

Many of these killings have occurred during no-knock raids, which have risen by 4000% since the 1980s.

To put that in perspective, Iraqi insurgents have killed around 3,500 Americans in Iraq since 9/11 in Operation Iraqi “Freedom.” That’s to say, Americans killed by cops now outnumber Americans killed in the Iraq war.

You are eight times more likely to be killed by a cop than by an actual “terrorist.”

Domestic violence is two-four times more common among police families than American families in general.

As of 2010 the compared data lifted from Cato’s NPMSRP shows that the reports of police committing sexual assault amounted to more than 2 times the reports in the entire general population.

If officer-involved killings were prosecuted as murder, the murder rate for law enforcement officers would exceed the general population murder rate by at least 472%.

And here is something crucial to keep in mind: these statistics account only for the reported incidents. The vast majority of police misconduct and abuse is unreported.

In Norway, it was all the back in 2006 when the last person was shot by police.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Cops in the US kill more people in one day than Norwegian cops kill in an entire decade.

Something has got to change about the way cops in the US are behaving themselves.

They constantly blame the “training” or the “fearing for their lives” — but the reality of the situation is that cops are individuals, and individuals are responsible for their actions.

We can no longer accept such excuses.

What we are dealing with here is a relatively tiny gang of individuals who have little to no accountability.  The sooner we accept that reality, the sooner we can think of ways to take effective action — and the sooner we can correct the problem.