The 1% at NATO summit afraid of anti-war protesters.
Mayor Rham Emanuel uses NATO summit in Chicago as a means to over militarize Chicago's police force.
Emanuel has passed legislation to curb the ability of American citizens to take part in peaceful protests in Chicago.
But Emanuel has a long term agenda to use his police force to stifle protests in Chicago long after the end of the NATO summit see article below on "policing the Other Chicago" ie the poor and Black and Hispanic communities in Chicago.
President Obama promotes and bullies G8 And NATO for consensus on war with Syria and Iran .
Obama has revved up the propaganda machinery to demonize and marginalize and isolate Iran with the final goal of bombing and or invading Iran.
Iran according to some analysts is now being depicted as a major funder and trainer etc. of those involved in the 9/11 attacks ??? (see Paul Craig Roberts below)
Meanwhile Obama defends Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for their crackdown on pro-reform protesters and dissidents.
Obama refuses to allow any substantive discussion about human rights violations in Saudi Arabia or Bahrain.
NATO launched a war against Libya ostensibly for its human rights violations and brutal crackdown on supposedly popular reform movements.
Qaddafi's main crime was his attempts to unify countries in the region to act as a counterweight to US and Western self-serving interests.
Meanwhile Obama, Biden and Clinton defend the crack down on the pro-reform movements in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and other Gulf nations considered to be allies to the USA and NATO.
NATO does not want a public debate about its plans for a war against Syria and Iran. The citizenry are told the wars fought by NATO are necessary to protect the people in the countries they are bombing and to keep America and the West safe from evil peaceniks and human rights organizations.
It appears that questioning NATOs motives or policies or even its effectiveness is now regarded in this post 9/11 era as treason and of giving aid and comfort to NATOs enemies.
Odd that the US government which used Syria for renditions of terrorists suspects to Syria for the purposes of acting as a proxy torturer has now designated Syria as a threat to USA and its allies in the Gulf Region .
So Syria just a couple of years ago was a US ally is now depicted as a threat to US national security and its interests in the Gulf Region.
Syria's payback for cooperating with the USA is that of being stabbed in the back and turned into International Enemy #2 after Iran.
Police gear up in Chicago as thousands join anti-NATO rallies
Published on May 19, 2012 by RussiaToday
Thousands of protesters have flooded Chicago ahead of a NATO summit on Sunday. A huge showdown is expected later, with police already on high alert. Around a dozen activists were arrested on the eve of the gathering - three were charged with conspiracy to cause terror. RT's Anastasia Churkina is in Chicago.
Chicago prepares for NATO summit
Published on May 18, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
US president Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago is to be the venue of the NATO summit about the future of the foreign forces in Afghanistan, which commences on Sunday
Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago aggressively shut down the Occupy encampments last fall and is now preparing to shut down any protest being held during the NATO Summit being held in Chicago.
Millions arebeing spent to ensure that the Chicago police are well armed and suited up in riot gear to take care of even peaceful protesters let alone those who might resort to violence or are planning to commit acts of violence such as destruction of public or private property. The so called anarchist group Black Bloc are expected to make an appearance or at least agent provocateurs under cover police and hired thugs to ensure the event will not be too boring.
Mayor Emmanuel is a bit upset because Obama changed the venue for the G8 summit from Chicago to Camp David .where few protesters will be able to get within 20 miles or so of the G8 meetings. This is Obama's bizarre idea of open and accountable governing . Obama will ensure that no one from the underclass will show up to interfere with the eliteist 1% anti-democratic regimes and their actions to impose austerity on the masses while still bailing out the banks and Wall Street and the corporate elite.
The Nato summit template for policing the 'other Chicago' via The Guardian.co.uk, May 2012
Mayor Emanuel is spending millions entertaining Nato – and millions more to stifle protest at Chicago's dire levels of poverty
To successfully showcase Chicago, the Emanuel administration has for months tried to limit the protests that inevitably accompany these international gatherings of the global elite. Protesters have been portrayed as violent lawbreakers whose only aim is to cause trouble. Emanuel has used the pretext of hypothetical violence to rewrite the laws governing protest, while spending millions of dollars on new police riot gear and other crowd-control equipment, and bringing thousands of federal, local and state police into the city for the summit.
Beginning last fall, Emanuel cracked down on the Occupy movement in Chicago by arresting 300 people participating in successive attempts to establish an Occupy camp, as was happening across the nation. The message was sent that protesters would be aggressively handled.
But that was only a short-term goal for the Emanuel administration. The investment in new riot gear, including hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on masks for police helmets, is not just for the two-day affair of the Nato summit. Rather, their long-term use has to do with the "other Chicago".
The other Chicago will not be on display during the Nato summit. Though only a few city blocks from where the summit will be held, the other Chicago is a million miles from the gala and parties that will accompany the global 1%'s Chicago enclave. This other Chicago is racked by poverty, unemployment, and home foreclosures – and is hemmed in by a notoriously violent police force.
Just days before the summit is to commence, Cook County (which encompasses Chicago) has agreed to pay yet another African-American victim of police torture, who spent years in prison for a crime he did not commit – after his confession was extracted after savage beatings and having a plastic bag placed over his head. Chicago is, of course, home to the nation's first African-American president,; it also has the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of black unemployment and the highest levels of black poverty, at 21% and 33% respectively.
From these conditions of poverty has arisen such an intense hopelessness that Chicago has become the youth murder capital of the United States. More than 530 young people have been killed since 2008 – nearly 80% of them living in the 22 neighborhoods that comprise the majority of blacks and Latinos living in the city.
It was also this Chicago that Emanuel had in mind when he introduced new regulations governing the right to protest in Chicago. The new requirements, referred to by activists as "the sit-down-and-shut-up" ordinance, increases fines for non-violent civil disobedience, calls for protest organizers to secure a $1m insurance policy for demonstrations, and a requirement that " all banners, signs, or other attention-getting devices" be registered with the city beforehand, among many other regulations. When the ordinance was first introduced, the Emanuel administration suggested that the ordinance would be temporary and just for the Nato protests. But it soon declared it permanent.
Meanwhile, it is estimated that the city will spend between $55-65m to host the summit. Emanuel has pledged that this money will come from private donors and the federal government. Maybe so, but for ordinary Chicagoans, merely the idea of spending tens of millions of dollars to host Nato for two days is a kick in the teeth – wherever the money comes from. Since Emanuel came into office, a year ago, he has advocated cutting hours at public libraries, closing mental health clinics, raising fees for city services, and has led the charge to either close or privatize public schools.
...This clash of priorities against the backdrop of a Nato summit where countries will discuss how to spend billions more on the failed war in Afghanistan has prompted a wide range of protests in the week leading up to the summit. From demonstrations for immigrants' rights to protests against evictions and foreclosures in Chicago, local and national activists have looked to connect the costs of war to the crises of poverty and austerity driven budgets. The culmination of these protests will occur on Sunday 20 May, when the diverse and broad Coalition Against NATO/G8 War and Poverty (CANG8) will lead a march of thousands to protest Nato and its presence in Chicago.
America and Saudi Arabia preparing for war against Iran and Syria.
'Crushing Bahrain revolution crucial to war plans against Iran'
Published on May 19, 2012 by RussiaToday
Annexation - that's what tens of thousands of protesters in the Middle East are calling new Arab union plans. It comes after Saudi Arabia said it wants to form an alliance with Bahrain, paving the way for an EU-style of integration. Independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook explains why he thinks the Bahraini government is so supportive of the plan.
While President Obama criticizes the governments of Liby and Syria for their crack down on pro-reform protesters and dissidents he wholeheartedly supports Saudi Arabia and Bahrain's brutal crack down on peaceful pro reform protesters in their respective countries.
Obama's Middle East hypocrisy
USA using propaganda to further demonize and isolate Iran to manufacture consent for war with Iran .
In 2001 the USA said definitively that Al Qaeda and (erroneously)the Taliban were the forces behind 9/11.
Then they said emphatically (and erroneously)that Saddam was behind the 9/11 attacks so Iraq was invaded in 2003.
Last year the US ordered NATO to take out Qaddafi of Libya.
Obama argued that Qaddafi was funding and arming anti-American anti-Western and anti-Israeli terrorists.
(Now the country is in chaos with Islamic extremists and war lords and other thugs vying for control of Libya)
The USA now claims that Iran was the real culprit behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
So Bin Laden was merely being used by Iran .
IRAN ACCUSED OF BEING BEHIND 9/11 ATTACKS.
U.S. Court Judgment,December 2011 (Havlish v. Iran)By Julie Lévesque Global Research, May 11, 2012
The U.S. court judgment issued in December 2011 (Havlish v. Iran) which blames the Iran government for the 9/11 attacks is part of the propaganda ploy, which consists in demonizing the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is part and parcel of America's ongoing war against Iran since the overthrow of its U.S.-backed monarchy in 1979.
...In addition, all three branches of the U.S. government, under both Republicans and Democrats, contributed to make this and other legal attacks against Iran possible, while preventing comparable cases against the Saudi monarchy, most notably a case accusing Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 attacks. Although the evidence pertaining to the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 remains classified, the available evidence in the public domaine indicates more connections between Al Qaeda and the Saudi monarchy than those allegedly pertaining to Iran.
Paul Craig Roberts in the article below points out how the names and actors that is individuals, organizations and nations involved in masterminding and training and funding for the 9/11 terrorists attack have been changed over the last 10 years to suit the current agenda of America and Western nations . So now Iran is being accused of masterminding and baking the 9/11 attacks ???
Are Americans Catching On, Waking Up, Unplugging? By Paul Craig Roberts at 2012 "Information Clearing House" May 19, 2012
-- In response to the question in the title I can report that most of my readers are. Almost everyone got the point of the last column. They see the absurdity of the government’s claim that the identity of the tough, macho Navy Seals, who allegedly murdered Osama bin Laden, has to be kept secret in order to protect our fierce warriors from reprisals from Muslim terrorists, while those government officials responsible for the torture and deaths of large numbers of Muslims can walk around, identity known, unprotected and safe..
...But the Democrats sacrificed the people’s power over government in order that the executive branch could protect us from a terrorism for which no evidence exists. No terrorist events have occurred since September 11, 2001, except for FBI orchestrated plots that “never endangered the public.”...
...So, the US Constitution has simply been discarded on the basis of fear. First, the fear of the Great Depression, and secondly, the fear of Muslim Terrorism.
The United States of America is the Constitution. If the Constitution no longer exists as an enforceable document taken seriously by political elites, the United States no longer exists. Some other entity has taken its place.
...The US government and its media whores... show increasing contempt for the intelligence, or lack thereof, of the american public. Even americans spaced out on alcohol, drugs, junk food, television and sports events remember the name Osama bin Laden. This person, formerly an operative of the US government against the Soviet Union, was, we were told, the embodiment of total evil. He was responsible for 9/11.
President George W. Bush declared that Afghanistan’s refusal (apparently another Bush regime lie) to deliver Osama ...perpetrator of 9/11, to US authorities was the justification for attacking Afghanistan...Shortly thereafter, Osama became, magically, the reason to invade Iraq, an old US ally who had attacked the government of the Iranian Revolution at Washington’s behest.
Suddenly america’s Iraqi ally had nonexistent “weapons of mass destruction” that threatened american cities...
...It was not Osama bin Laden nor Sheikh Mohammed, but Iran that is responsible for 9/11. In a US federal court judgment issued in December 2011, Iran was found guilty of the 9/11 attacks .
...the criminals in Washington, who control our lives, no longer care about any of their previous propaganda. They now want to attack another country on totally false pretenses, as does the extreme right-wing Israeli government...
Some of the Israeli military brass and much of the Israeli security/intelligence brass oppose an attack on Iran as an act of insanity. Yet, little, if any of the Israeli opposition to war has been reported in the US presstitute media. In order to negate internal opposition, the Israeli prime minister has formed a unity government with the main opposition party, as AIPAC stampedes the US Congress into voting for war with Iran
If the unaware american population can be programmed to believe that Iran is the 9/11 culprit, then Washington can initiate yet another war that enriches the military/security complex with money and power