June 20, 2013


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06 19 13 Superpower Death Watch
















Statement regarding inauguration of political office of [the] Islamic Emirate [of Afghanistan] in Qatar




Tuesday, 18 June 2013 22:17










Everyone is aware that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has been waging Jihad and working tirelessly to bring an end to the invasion of Afghanistan and establish in it an independent Islamic government and has always utilized every legitimate method to achieve this goal.




The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has both military as well as political objectives which are confined to Afghanistan.




[ Attention, please: ]




The Islamic Emirate does not wish to harm other countries from its soil and neither will it allow others use Afghan soil to pose a threat to the security of other nations! 




The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wants to have cordial relations on basis of mutual respect with all the countries of the world including its neighbors and desires security for its nation as well as security and justice on [the] international level.




Undoubtedly the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan considers it its religious and national obligation to free its country from occupation and has used every legitimate method for this goal which it will keep on doing in the future.




[ Attention, please: ]




Similarly, it considers the struggle of every oppressed nation working for their due rights and independence to be their legitimate right because *every nation deserves to secure freedom from imperialism and attain their rights*. 




It is due to these objectives that the Islamic Emirate considered it necessary to open a political office in the Islamic country of Qatar for the following reasons:




1. To talk and improve relations with the international community through mutual understanding.




2. To back such a political and peaceful solution which ends the occupation of Afghanistan, establishes an independent Islamic government and brings true security which is the demand and genuine aspiration of the entire nation.




3.To have meetings with [puppet] Afghans in due appropriate time.




4.To establish contact with the United Nations, international and regional organizations and non-governmental institutions.




5.To give political statements to the media on the ongoing political situation.






We also thank the government of Qatar and its Emir


Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to have agreed with inaugurating the political office of Islamic Emirate and to have made everything easy in this regard.






















*Joint Chiefs chairman* visits embattled nuke base




Jun 17, 12:34 PM EDT










The Minot base, home to about 4,800 active-duty military personnel, is




one of the nation’s two B-52 bomber bases and




the command center for about 150 Minuteman III missiles, sunk in hardened silos across 8,500 square miles of northwest and north-central North Dakota.




The Air Force last week *fired Lt. Col. Randy Olson, who headed the base’s operations support squadron* that conducts training, ensures crew proficiency and reinforces standards.




Then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited the base in *2008* and told airmen that lapses in nuclear weapons procedures were unacceptable and that “there is simply no room for error.”  The 2007 bomber flight




[a B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles in Minot and flown to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.]




was cited by Gates as one factor leading to the *ouster of the Air Force’s chief of staff and its secretary*.




The Minot bomb wing commander at the time, Col. Joel Westa, assured Gates that “you’ll be able to rest comfortably.”




*Westa was fired less than a year later*
























Oversight board concerned about NSA surveillance






As far as I can tell, this newsstory was first posted Jun 19, 3:24 AM EDT; a breaking news update was added Jun 19, 4:07 PM EDT; and the original newsstory was whittled way down June 19, 5:44 PM EDT.














The chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, David Medine, tells The Associated Press that the board has a “broad range of questions” about the NSA’s widespread collection of Americans’ phone and Internet data.




Medine says the board will hold a July 9 public session to listen to expert and public concerns.




The little-known oversight board has operated fitfully during its eight years, stymied by congressional infighting and, at times, censorship by government lawyers.




Dormant during the first term of the Obama administration, the board only became fully functional in May and held only two previous meetings.




Obama’s sudden reliance on the board as a civil libertarian counterweight to the government’s elaborate secret surveillance program[s] places trust in an organization that is untested and whose authority at times still defers to Congress and government censors.




The board has existed since 2004, first as part of the executive branch, then, after a legislative overhaul that took effect in 2008, as an independent board of presidential appointees reporting to Congress.




Hindered by Obama administration delays and then resistance from Republicans in Congress, the new board was not fully functional until May, when Medine was confirmed.
























Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and *empty* process




Tuesday 18 June 2013 19.36 EDT












Since we began began publishing stories about the NSA’s massive domestic spying apparatus, various NSA defenders –beginning with President [Pantocles] Obama– have sought to assure the public that this is all done under robust judicial oversight.








“When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” he proclaimed on June 7 when responding to our story about the bulk collection of telephone records, adding that the program is “fully overseen” by “the Fisa  [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court, a court specially put together to evaluate classified programs to make sure that the executive branch, or government generally, is not abusing them”.








The GOP chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, told CNN that the NSA “is not listening to Americans’ phone calls.  If it did, it is illegal. It is breaking the law.”  “Talking points” issued by the House GOP in defense of the NSA claimed that surveillance law only “allows the Government to acquire foreign intelligence information concerning non-U.S.-persons (foreign, non-Americans) located outside the United States.”




Top secret documents obtained by the Guardian illustrate what the Fisa court actually does –and does not do– when purporting to engage in “oversight” over the NSA’s domestic spying.  That process lacks many of the safeguards that Obama, the House GOP, and various media defenders of the NSA are trying to lead the public to believe exist.




Many of the reasons these claims are so misleading is demonstrated by the law itself.  When the *original* Fisa law was enacted in 1978, its primary purpose was to ensure that the US [World Tyrant] government would be barred from ever monitoring the electronic communications of Americans without first obtaining an *individualized* warrant from the Fisa court, which required evidence showing “probable cause” that the person to be surveilled was an agent of a foreign power or terrorist organization.




That was the law which George Bush, in late 2001, violated, when he secretly authorized easvesdropping on the international calls of Americans without any warrants from that court.




Rather than act to punish Bush for those actions, the Congress, on a bipartisan [ONE_PARTY] basis in 2008, enacted a new, *highly diluted* Fisa law — the Fisa Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA)– that legalized much of the Bush warrantless NSA program.




Under the FAA, which was just renewed last December [by the ONE_PARTY] for another five years, no warrants are needed for the NSA to eavesdrop on a wide array of calls, emails and online chats involving US citizens.




Individualized warrants are required only when the target of the surveillance is a US [World Tyrant] person or the call is entirely domestic.




But even under the law, no individualized warrant is needed to listen in on the calls or read the emails of Americans when they communicate with a foreign national whom the NSA has targeted for surveillance.




As a result, under the FAA, the NSA frequently eavesdrops on Americans’ calls and reads their emails without any individualized warrants








[ There’s lots more.  Why should you read it all?  To get a clue about *how many are the ways* World Tyrant ubermenschen get reamed. ]








In sum, the NSA is vacuuming up enormous amounts of communications involving ordinary Americans and people around the world who are guilty of nothing. There are some legal constraints governing their power to examine the content of those communications, but *there are no technical limits on the ability either of the agency or its analysts to do so*.




The fact that there is so little external oversight is what makes this sweeping, suspicion-less surveillance system so dangerous.  It’s also what makes the assurances from government officials and their media allies so dubious.


















Bagram airbase shelled with missiles; 11 US invaders killed, 7 injured




Wednesday, 19 June 2013 17:40












Mujahideen [troops] of the Islamic Emirate [of Afghanistan] yesterday night fired missiles into the Bagram airbase, the largest base in the country.




Two of the missiles stormed into [the] residential part of the base, leaving as many as 11 American [World Tyrant] terrorist troops dead and 7 others wounded.




The strikes also caused severe damages.


























America died




AUGUST 6, 1945




while giving birth to








which immediately began writing –in blood– its








Asterisks indicate my emphasis.




1 Statement regarding inauguration of political office of [the] Islamic Emirate [of Afghanistan] in Qatar






PANTOCLES OBAMA IN B-I-G TROUBLE / *Joint Chiefs chairman* visits embattled nuke base




3 PANTOCLES OBAMA IN B-I-G TROUBLE / Oversight board [Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board] concerned about NSA surveillance




4 PANTOCLES OBAMA IN B-I-G TROUBLE / Fisa [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court oversight: a look inside a secret and *empty* process




5 Bagram airbase shelled with missiles; 11 US invaders killed, 7 injured

















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