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WATCH: Collateral Murder

Kit Knightly

With yesterdays arrest of Julian Assange, we thought it important to remember WHY he was in the Empire’s crosshairs. The video Collateral Murder (below) is WikiLeaks’ most famous, most shocking release. Footage of US military personnel murdering civilians and journalists and laughing about it.

This is the shortened version, the full unedited footage can be found here, with notes transcripts and accompanying memos and press-releases available here.

Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths occurred.

As shocking as the footage is, it is only a microcosm of the horrors inflicted on Iraq (and other countries of the Middle East), in the name of “freedom and democracy”. Realising the truth, that our leaders have no values, and our much vaunted armed forces can be peopled by violent psychopaths, is an important journey for everyone. A journey that Julian Assange, and WikiLeaks, started for a lot of people.

His reward for that service has been public ridicule, a deprivation of his rights, and now an illegal arrest. Chelsea Manning, who leaked the footage, was held in solitary confinement for years, and was recently arrested again, for refusing to testify against Assange and WikiLeaks. (UPDATE: It is now evident that Assange was handed over as a result of a dirty backdoor deal).

As of April 13th 2019, the people who started that war are not in prison, they are not ostracised or shunned or punished in any way. They are free to make speeches about Brexit, or be branded “adorable” because they hand out candy to other war criminals and their wives.

The criminals run free, the victims are unavenged, and the brave who speak out are savagely silenced.

Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

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flaxgirl

OK, so I’ve looked at the video in a little more detail now (although more analysis needs to be done) and I think it’s safe to say it’s a fake. I’d appreciate other OffGers’ opinions whether it be for or against it being a fake. I suggest a collaborative approach – if Chelsea Manning is indeed an intelligence asset that is part of a controlled opposition effort and this video is a fake then I’d imagine that it will help Julian’s legal case. If you think the video is genuine I’m very happy to hear why – I certainly don’t want to be spouting it’s a fake if there is a good explanation to show it’s genuine.

What I perceive to be elements of fakery:

— Cobbled-together audio
My feeling is that the audio is a cobbling-together of snippets of (mostly, at least) genuine audio of soldiers that are matched to the footage. I mean, how many voices should we hear? It sounds to me as if it’s more voices than you’d expect in the situation and a feeling of “made-to-fit” to the video. We are told that there are two Apaches so this might explain that when he hear a voice, it’s not from the Apache from which we see the footage. This, of course, is very convenient. My question is though where are these two Apaches in relation to each other?

Examples:
2:48 – There’s more that keep walking by and one of them has a weapon [cannot see people or weapon]
2:53 – Arab-sounding voice says “two-oh-eight” [not in transcript – where does this come from?]
2:55 – See all those people standing down there [can’t see anyone]
3:19 – That’s a weapon [seemingly directed at “Namir” with camera. This is supposed to make us believe that in very unprofessional lack of recognition of camera, the soldier is looking for an excuse to kill, however, obviously if it’s cobbled-together audio the soldier saying “That’s a weapon” could easily be referring to a person genuinely carrying a weapon. I have to say that the soldier sounds to me as if he’s perfectly serious and is not misidentifying a camera as a weapon as an excuse to kill.]
3:30 – Fucking prick [from both an audio and sense point of view this sounds very much inserted]
3:35 – Have individuals with weapons [I cannot see any weapons at this point]
3:39 – He’s got a weapon too [who is being referred to?]
3:42 – Have five to six individuals with AK-47s [5-6 with weapons? – looks like only 2 to me]

— Shots from side not aerial
4:50 – Just after we hear the first 20 shots what we see are blasts that appear to come from the side not from above.
Compare this Apache helicopter firing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWuP6dmYOE0&feature=youtu.be&t=60

flaxgirl

I should add the Apache helicopter firing kills 20 people very close to tents in which, one of the soldiers cautions, “children are moving around”. Would be terrifying although I do not know if those around the tents are the alleged Taliban and are the enemy of those in the tents. One would imagine they must be otherwise you’d think they’d take refuge in them. Nevertheless, it must be absolutely terrifying either way. The comments on the video give one pause, they really do.

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

Lee Camp says it all, briefly … (just 3 minutes of ‘Redacted Tonight’)

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

You would be forgiven for thinking that REUTERS might have something to say now, finally at minimum, some form of legitimate legal opinion & position on “Collateral Murder”, with some genuine interest in reporting reality: but, not a single prostituted ‘peeps’ …

Taking the 5th ?

Plain public avoidance of any discussion on matters of principle, most grave ! ?

This wholly indicative fact, re. Reuters, AP & AFP, is more revealing of the strategic military NATO & CIA agenda of societal brainwash, via harmonising their policy of silencing universal press releases & all forms of media censorship, than anything else ! Because if The Guardian had had 2 journalists murdered, under identical circumstances, one would expect a certain position to be held & declared, publicly . . . one way or another, i’m not telling people what to think, you must decide for yourself, whether the main distributors of all news globally is all a strategically timed collective NATO agenda & Façade, of a War on Terror, where NATO has been sponsoring & actually been creating the Terror, to ramp fear as direct strategy, as Ethan McCord bravely confirms, publicly.

I’m just suggesting that working for Reuters, AP or AFP, would be rather like working as a U.S. Ambassador in Benghazi, where nobody has your ‘back’ and like Ambassador Stevens, you would be merely a disposable tool,
in propaganda wars for the Corporate interests of Media Moguls like Murdoch, all dictated politically by the likes of
Clinton & Obama, who clearly did not just NOT
give a fuck, they orchestrated Ambassador Stevens death, as SACRIFICE to sway minds publicly as an ‘Opfer’ & they profited from non-disclosure of commercial monetary conflicts of interest, most grave … just like Sarkozy.

And this is why the U$A cannot fill so many positions of Ambassador, still today: you’d have to be wholly ignorant of
History & Wikileaks evidence against Clinton & Obama **, to even consider investing TRUST in the security of your
own LIFE & very existence! And if you have kids, need I say more . . . ?

US Ambassadors’ duties in Libya, for single people only … with own Armoury ! ?

** How many people have actually read the Wikileaks releases on Benghazi & Clinton’s culpability,
in spreading Terror ?

Coz’, if you have been relying on the likes of Reuters, AP & AFP and most laughably The Guardian, you should by now, at the very latest, have massive inconsistencies instilled & logged in your brain, that point to ground-zero >>>

TRUST in Judgement !

Which was ostensibly why Clinton lost to Trump >>> simples !

If the story is from Reuters, AP or AFP, you can rest assured that the timing of the news release is staged, in conjunction with so many other conflicts of interests and compromised journalistic principles . . .

flaxgirl

Tim, I’m afraid the evidence shows Ethan McCord, like Chelsea Manning and Adrian Lamo, are intelligence assets (although in the case of Adrian Lamo “was” might be the correct term as, supposedly, he died last year of undeterminable causes).
The hero-rescuer is a very common character in staged events.

My comment on video being faked: https://off-guardian.org/2019/04/13/watch-collateral-murder/#comment-153848
My comment on Chelsea being an intelligence asset: https://off-guardian.org/2019/04/17/a-marriage-of-conscience-julian-assange-and-chelsea-manning/#comment-153703

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

Flaxgirl: i’m afraid you still really haven’t grasped the slightest meaning & dimensions of ‘Weltanschauungskrieg’ and you haven’t been listening to anything i’ve said, due to your pre-occupation with apostrophe’s & shaving, with futile distractions, as gestures of good will & intent, called virtue signalling in many circles, & worryingly with a desire always to have the last word.

Before i explain matters for Flaxgirl, again (matters you clearly have not yet grasped the significance of), despite many previous OffG statements, from myself & many others, [email protected]

I have two questions i need answered from you, along with hints & a quote from “The Possessed”.

1) Have you ever been in a War Zone, either during or immediately subsequent to bombings, where conscious Terror, or even Genocide has been enacted or orchestrated militarily ?

2) Have you ever spent time, year on year, with NATO personnel of any description, post calls of ‘duty’ (sic) suffering from PTSD & with desperate need for someone to listen to them & respond with psychological help, including seeking moral & justifiable assistance in transcending all national prejudice to comprehend what they did in Law & to deal with the things they’ve Seen & Done, under their ‘Call of Duty’. including “WHY” ?

Hints: Psycho/Sociopathic Psychological Warfare > MK Ultra > Operation Mockingbird > Operation Gladio > 17 National Security Agencies > HRC & Obama > Treason > Russia Hoax MUELLER > Reuters, AP AFP & Network GuardianS > WTC 7 & MUELLER & Blair & Bush and I could go onAnonAnon about ‘Q’, another incredibly elaborate PSYOP, because it is all serving as distraction, from multi-dimensional corruption to create democratic failure & >>>

People Playing ‘G.o.D’ Grand ole’ Designs, the oldest computer game of Geo-Engineering Weather, with highly sophisticated Electronic Tech. about which you & most others remain clueless, whilst burying yer’ nose into a trap, like body counts, when WTC 7 was the critical mass deception, far greater in ultimate significance than anything you are enthralled by . . .

“My friend, the truth is always implausible, did you know that? To make the truth more plausible, it’s absolutely necessary to mix a bit of falsehood with it. People have always done so.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Demons

Whilst simultaneously giving a certain amount of Edited Truth with certain omissions . . .
& calculated neglect.

Face facts Flaxgirl: Gaytandzhieva in Aleppo . . .

Sometimes bombs explode ! ! !

or Apaches fire 30 or 50 cal. Depleted Uranium Munitions upon innocent ignorant bystanders,
wilfully instilling Terror, be it on the Balkans, Iraq, Syria Libya, Afghanistan !

BUT, steel frame structures, under plain ole’ fire, WAR-P ? ‘Q’ A.i. will teach = Thermodynamics, Magnetism and positive energy towards a greater discussion of ENTROPY, soon enough hopefully as an example, after technology compels us to handle & deal with Real Data in real time, in futures bright & wise & wonderful.

WWG1WGA > highly ironically Trump’s troop’s motto, patriots presently involved in an internal Bureaucratic Civil War of Espionage, between 17 Government Agencies, (who each think thur’ the boss of Zion’s ‘bitches’), when in fact intelligence masters are clearly the NSA Tech. systems, with ultimate jurisdiction being established, (on going, as i type) ! The self-same NSA who need to re-establish their credibility, after 9/11, as more ‘Moderate’ thinkers with retrospective ability to come clean regarding responsibility and with people like Bill Binney on the ‘Outside’, to guide you … you are missing the action right now in real time, Flaxgirl and need urgently to start thinking outside yer’ box of shaving equipment and start thinking who controls & utilises the Technology WE the people designed & OWN & are accountable for internationally, think public liability: like Bush & Blair in Iraq & the dissemination of intelligent KNOWLEDGE, in futures gone global, like it or not, precisely because of Trump’s
posturing, legal negotiations are in hand, thankfully with Bill Barr as Attorney General now …

Ask yourself, Flaxgirl:

Who designs National Security State Technology ?

Who owns National Security State Technology ?

Who controls National Security State Technology ?

Just ask Gore Vidal or Watson @I.B.M. (if unsure) 🙂

Inter Ballistic Missiles / Industrial Business Machines / Corporatist’s Zionist Empire (CZE) >>>
Czech ? / Check Republican’s & Democrat’s corporate connectivity & sponsors, historically speaking,

Alles nur GEKLAUT !

und genauso ‘Weltanschauungskrieg’.

“One must be a great man indeed to be able to hold out even against common sense.”
“Or else a fool.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Demons

No need to be afraid about things Flaxgirl, s’A.i. (say I)
Your bodies of evidence, immaterial in courts of Law ! ?
Flimsy & fluffy Flaxgirl,
flimsy & fluffy flatulence 😉

First of all Flaxgirl, focus on FiveEyes Fallacious Façade of Fake & False fraternising with Fyodor’s infamous
FED’eral feral Corporatist Demons of ‘democracy’ , abusing OUR Technology, with OUR ‘intel-inside’.

Apologies for LmFao 🙂
2 questions, remember ! ?

flaxgirl

The answer to both your questions – unsurprisingly – is no. I’ll leave it there as I simply do not understand the rest of your comment.

USAma Bin Laden
USAma Bin Laden

Here is a blast from the past:

The conservative UK Telegraph newspaper published an article back in 2004 detailing how even British military commanders criticized their American military allies for the brutal treatment of Iraqis.

Indeed, the Americans were suggestively described as treating the Iraqis like “Untermenschen”–that is, the Nazi term for subhumans or unpeople.

The relevant quote from the article is: Speaking from his base in southern Iraq, the officer said: “My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the Americans’ use of violence is not proportionate and is over-responsive to the threat they are facing. They don’t see the Iraqi people the way we see them. They view them as untermenschen. They are not concerned about the Iraqi loss of life in the way the British are.”

Iraqi Untermenschen
https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2004/04/11/iraqi-untermenschen/

Of course, these American war atrocities are only a “Few Bad Apples” and do not represent America’s heroic and noble war criminals in general.

Just like the Abu Ghraib torture scandal; Haditha Massacre (2005); Nawabad Massacre (2008); Zangabad Massacre (2012); the sacking of Fallujah (2004); waterboarding, rectal-feeding, or enhanced interrogation torture tactics at Gitmo Gulag; collateral damage bombing of wedding parties and other civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen; or the sundry US military/CIA “black sites” around the planet in NO way represent the cherished values of the American Land of the Free!

Remember, everyone, Support Our Stormtroopers!

And God Bless Amurica!

Ethan McCord: Incidents Like ‘Collateral Murder’ Happen Almost Daily in Iraq

https://wardiaries.wikileaks.org/

JudyJ
JudyJ

Thanks for this info and links.

Ethan McCord’s description of events reflects the thoughts of a sincere man with a conscience. He describes how incidents involving the cold-blooded execution of innocent civilians were virtually a daily event in Iraq, so I am confident to assume likewise everywhere else the US military has found itself deployed in armed conflict or ‘peace-keeping’ before and since.

I was particularly struck by his comment that he realised that he had more in common [implicitly meaning in terms of morality] with the people in Iraq than the people who sent him there. If just one American, or indeed any other Westerner, sees this video and revises their misguided opinion of how the US military operates in conflict zones – and how it treats its own servicemen as expendable collateral ‘jetsam’ – then something positive will have been achieved.

flaxgirl

Judy, I’m afraid the evidence shows Ethan McCord, like Chelsea Manning and Adrian Lamo, are intelligence assets (although in the case of Adrian Lamo “was” might be the correct term as, supposedly, he died last year of undeterminable causes).
The hero-rescuer is a very common character in staged events.

My comment on video being faked: https://off-guardian.org/2019/04/13/watch-collateral-murder/#comment-153848
My comment on Chelsea being an intelligence asset: https://off-guardian.org/2019/04/17/a-marriage-of-conscience-julian-assange-and-chelsea-manning/#comment-153703

100marymich

When did the U.S. Congress make a Declaration of War against Iraq, as mandated in the U.S. Constitution under Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 … that would allow any U.S. action in Iraq or any other foreign country?

Cam O'Byrne
Cam O'Byrne

The US military are notorious even amongst allied militaries for being unprofessional and because of the profligate abuse of firepower even a menace to themselves and their partners. The number of US “friendly fire ” incidents is huge and goes back to WW2. It is dangerous working with them and smart allies try and act independently of them on operations. Because the primary function of the US military is to transfer taxpayer dollars to the rich and protect corporate and, more recently, Israeli interests, it has never had a need to be an effective fighting force that can actually win a war, but merely needs to destroy. This creates the moral hazard that results in atrocities such as seen in this video where murderous, cowardly ass-hats, acting like teenage boys enjoying a video game, use rapid fire 30mm rounds to turn human bodies into bloody ribbons. This is no exceptional case. It happens all the time, just usually never comes to light. Just as My Lai was no exception. These are not soldiers (or “aviators” as they like to wank on about themselves). They have zero in common with those that actually took risks going up against Richthofen or those that fought at Stalingrad on either side or that endured hell at Waterloo or the Somme. They have never and could never fight real soldiers unless they vastly outnumbered them, and come off with anything other than a hiding. All they have ever been good at is massacring sleeping Indian villages or slaughtering Filipino peasants or nuking or firebombing civilians from the safety of 30,000 feet. They are moral degenerates and I say again, absolute effing cowards. Human filth. No decent person should or would be in the US military under any pretense or excuse whatsoever. Hell, they even murder any one of their own that is half decent like Pat Tillman, apparently a truly good man and no doubt a brave one. Smedley BUtler said it all years ago.

goodbyeblue
goodbyeblue

nailed it.

Mucho
Mucho

Well said. Bill Hicks did a brilliant summary of this as he considers the rights and wrongs of “Gays In The Military”

Mucho
Mucho

Wrong link, here is the right one

King Kong
King Kong

Thanks for that, had a good laugh

Ty
Ty

Keep Crazyhorse’s name out of your vile mouths… the punk they’re calling crazyhorse is not crazyhorse…he wasn’t a coward like these rotten pigs

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

” …use rapid fire 30mm (corr: DEPLETED URANIUM) rounds to turn human bodies into bloody ribbons.”

Sorry to correct you, Cam O’Byrne, but somethings need to be said most specifically & clearly, after seeing what NATO and the U.N. unloaded first on the Balkans, i feel it is essential to discuss this horrific munitions legacy accurately, as it is designed to amplify the terror of the moment: and for the armchair gamers with keyboards that never actually get to see the reality & aftermath, y’all might take an interest in the subsequent health of the soldiers handling such munitions, as did the ETH Zürich, when doing check ups on the health of Italian soldiers deployed.

Jon Rose
Jon Rose

Everyone seems to be missing the elephant in the room. 9/11 was orchestrated for the United States to invade Afghanistan and reinvade Iraq to topple both governments financially. At the time, the world banks, namely the Rothschild family, did not have control of either country. The military personnel made a grave mistake that day, but were only there to feed the greedful lust of the cabal. Once they acquired Iraq and Afghanistan, the illuminati then set their sights on Syria and Lybia. Russia were, and still are the pawns in Syria. The US, along with France killed Libya’s president Gaddafi before he was able to establish a new currency for Africa. That leaves three countries left in the world that the Rothschild family doesn’t control. North Korea, Cuba and Iran. That is why shutting down the Federal Reserve is so important, and so risky. We would have to start from zero. But it would cut off the head of the snake that put us in the position that led to the killing of innocent lives that day. God help us all and give us the strength to defeat the Luciferian cabal. WWG1WGA!!

Ben Lowsen
Ben Lowsen

You’ve sailed off the Earth’s edge, I’m afraid.

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

You’ve missed the boat Ben and should have checked the historic timeline of events & all necessary comms. including financial matters, coz’ yer’ money & mindless opinions & options are worthless, today !

Sorry to tell you this Ben, but you are completely on the wrong side of a history demonstrable in both Law & mathematically. Do some sound research and check where the next boat is headed . . . coz’ you are playing catch up, big time, with so many billions of people way ahead of your childish humour.

Hint: the IMF still accepts Maduro as Venezuelan President and if you believe everything that Trump says, then more fool you, coz’ you clearly have no idea how to negotiate & force the hand of the Deep State Shadow governance, who have subjected sovereign interests & military to dictatorship for corporate control of an Empire that transcends any national governance & any false notion of democracy !

Sbrengard
Sbrengard

War is a dangerous business. Carry weapons in a war zone and you are likely to be engaged. Associate with such people and you too are likely to be engaged. Would you prefer something like the fire bombing that occurred in WWII? Idiots. Have no understanding of warfare.

Patricia P Tursi
Patricia P Tursi

A camera is a powerful “weapon”. I remember this well. The horrors of Iraq, of Libya, Syria, Yemen….all fall upon the conscinence of the USA. The sacrifice of our jouranalists should be protested & resisted. Is the USA totallly morally bankrupt. End torture. End imperialism.

Gwyn
Gwyn

Yeah, those idiots! You tell ’em, Sbrengard!

(Well done for not totally missing the point, by the way. Admirable).

Chris
Chris

So Gwyn and sbrengard are in favour of murdering innocent unarmed civilians and reporters and somehow think it’s their own fault, let me guess: ex serviceman who’s touchy ego is being hurt.

Charlotte
Charlotte

What you fail to acknowledge is that this was not a war zone. These people were walking down a street in New Baghdad for God’s sakes. And the driver of the van that tried to assist the first victims was simply taking his two children to school. The bombing of Dresden was also a war crime but please don’t try to diminish the hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians who were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere in these illegal wars. Chelsea Manning’s leak of this video and tens of thousands of Afghan and Iraq documents, and Wikileaks initial publication of them, was a courageous and important sharing of truth.

JudyJ
JudyJ

Exactly, Charlotte. Those accusing Manning/Assange of conspiracy or espionage, or whatever they choose to call it to make themselves feel self-righteous, elect to avoid acknowledging the context of any of the revelations.

I was appalled that the BBC News yesterday had the gall to describe this leaked video simply as “film allegedly showing a US military helicopter firing at Iraqi civilians”. They (BBC) neither showed the people being shot nor made any mention of the number of innocent people slaughtered in cold blood in the incident. That was the fundamental point behind the ‘leak’ and no-one with an ounce of moral compass could argue that the truth shouldn’t have been made public. The omission of these details was so blatant, I can only presume that the reporter was under strict instructions not to mention these facts, presumably to play down the fact that Julian Assange should be protected from extradition to the US.

Sultan
Sultan

Cameras you idiot. They were carrying cameras. God help us

Anti-Stupid Guided Missile
Anti-Stupid Guided Missile

Yeah, the RPG mentioned in the video was a video camera. The people in the mini-van were trying to evac the wounded. I sure want to support a military that shoots journalists and medical teams with attack helicopters. Our troops know the real truth. Why do you suppose 23 a day commit suicide? Ever been to a war?

JJ
JJ

The once who killed these people are cockroaches of the most dirty kind. Publicly show their faces!!

Mike
Mike

Please do not confuse the action of a few with the intent of 1.5 million loyal, brave, well intentioned soldiers. There are bound to be a minute percentage of bad apples. Footage also can easily be manipulated out of context. Not saying that is the case. But I caution the generalization of an entire force. In war there is bound to be collateral damage and psychopathic behavior. It is a violent business.

Chris
Chris

so that’s alright than, this is not collateral damage, this is willingly (for fun) murdering civilians, they should be trialed for murder, well intentioned soldiers? Go to foreign souvereign countries to steal their gold and other resources and murder woman and children is not loyal and certainly not brave!!

goodbyeblue
goodbyeblue

oh god…………the bad apples routine.

King Kong
King Kong

[email protected]@@ck of asshat! ! I have been to war, but this is murder, you swamp slime! There is no excuse for this. In wars foughrt by competent soldiers the odd civilian dies, not because of being targeted.
Go back to the swamp you creep.

Off-Anything
Off-Anything

98% of them give the rest of them a bad name.

Scales of Justice
Scales of Justice

You are doing good work, Knit, in giving alternative newsfeeds,
keep up that good work as the world needs more of that, judging by the state of consciousness of some of the commentors in this little section down here.
My goodness, the results of mindcontrol shown down here in this commentsection is overwhelming.
The brainwashingmachines in the household prove to be effective in beaming bullshit in your brains, people-alike-organisms…

carl youngblood
carl youngblood

looks like a good kill to me

milosevic
milosevic

— that’s because you’re either a zionist disinfo troll, or a fascist moron.

Marilyn
Marilyn

So the massacre of innocent human beings for sport is a ”good kill” is it.

John2o2o
John2o2o

The American mindset.

John
John

Carl you’re a scumbag son

John2o2o
John2o2o

Oh look, the Americans are here.

Sometimes I think freedom of speech is overrated.

Still, at least it means I can call you scum.

John2o2o
John2o2o

(PS: my comment directed at Mr Youngblood.)

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts

Thank you Kit again. This video, along with all the other atrocities and slaughter committed by the Anglo Zionist Empire is why we need to stand up and say… Enough. Entire countries are destroyed and bombed back to the stone age: Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya, many others have their Govts overthrown, even a tiny speck like Grenada is invaded, those who oppose the rape and pillage of the planet; of Imperialism, like Patrice Lumumba, Malcolm X, Thomas Sankara, Martin Luther King, Amilcar Cabral, and many many more are dealt with. Permanently. How many millions more have to die? The evil, the depravity of this Empire is mind numbing. And I’m bloody angry that so many in Australia couldn’t care less about Assange’s arrest, and quite a few ‘progressives’ would have applauded it. Such is the degeneracy of the ‘Left’ and ‘polite society’. Our future is looking grim people.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus

The defining act of WikiLeaks is dissent (as Christian Christensen argues in my link below).

Dissent is, at it’s highest, the act of throwing oneself on the cogs of the machine or, as Mario Savio put it: “put your bodies upon the gears”. This is what Manning and Assange did.

Dissent is also the simple act of daring to think for oneself. To question the official narrative. Mae Brussell is one of the greats in this regard.

I don’t cheer public intellectuals nor listen to them much. Nor do they terrify the elite. An academic is paid to be a valve to let off steam in a controlled (state university) environment. So is a writer or broadcaster in the controlled environment of a (corporate or state) news outlet.

Mae Brussell terrified the elite. Here was an ordinary person, a home maker riled to action by the murder of JFK. It was because she was apparently so ordinary that she was a threat. She became one of the great Connectors of the Dots. Working primarily by reading public documents and newspapers she showed how it is possible to see expose the Chimera that is the state-military-corporate organism.

Connecting names and participants in events she found she could not just trace their steps but anticipate them. She exposed three prior attempts to kill JFK. She accurately forecast the assassination of RFK and the bringing low of Nixon.

The greatest proof of the brilliance of her technique was her forecast one day before the attempt on the life of Ronald Reagan.

Her example is that dissent, in it’s purest and most powerful form, comes form the people. Although she herself became one more victim of that favourite technique, the fast acting cancer, she showed the state can act against individuals but struggles against numbers.

I believe Mae’s work between 1971 and 1988 concerns not history but current and ongoing events.
http://www.worldwatchers.info/

If Mae Brussell could expose the machinations thorough newspaper clippings, how much more should we be doing with the use of the Internet?

wardropper
wardropper

If only that appalling speech had been interrupted by somebody else. Maybe a protester or two…?
Those spineless drones in Congress stand up and clap – some of them clearly reluctantly,and many of them have a look of disgust on their faces.
DO something with your disgust, you irresponsible cowards.
Resist being made Zionist Israel’s second state.

wardropper
wardropper

Apologies. That comment belongs under the video of Nettie’s speech below.

Escapee
Escapee

I’m beginning to believe off-guarding is nothing more than an anti-American Communist digital rag spewing pro mohammadan ideology at the behest of House of Saud.

You crazy SOB’s sound like Alex Jones (InfoWars) rallying a small delusional audience of self proclaimed intellectuals, when in the real world, you’re most failed out of work writers trying to sell toxic snake oil as a cure all.

If not for America, you Commies would be speaking German.

Sieg Heil with a middle finger salute.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus

It was the USSR that defeated the Nazis. Not the USA.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/05/08/dont-forget-how-the-soviet-union-saved-the-world-from-hitler/?utm_term=.efd5d04af8af

The USA armed the Nazis throughout WW2 (Standard Oil, DuPont, IBM, Ford, GM) and then hired the Nazis to run the CIA (Gehlen), Latin America (Barbie) and NASA (Dornberger).
https://libcom.org/library/allied-multinationals-supply-nazi-germany-world-war-2

If you are not a shill, you are ignorant. Look up Ford and Hitler, Prescott Bush and Silesia, Rockefeller and Mengele, Edwin Black on IBM, John McCloy and Operation Paperclip, CIA and Gehlen, Barbie and Colonia Dignidad.

Aaron
Aaron

Dude, go back on your meds.

wardropper
wardropper

Hey, look! I didn’t ignore you!
I even added to your many downvotes for inferior intellect, stubborn ignorance and willingness to shill for the unforgivable.

milosevic
milosevic

at the behest of House of Saud

The “House of Saud” is a US puppet, you dumb-ass.

If not for America

The nazis were defeated by the USSR, you f***ing moron.

Take your idiotic propaganda delusions back to 4chan, where you belong.

TheHolyCrow
TheHolyCrow

Google up “The Jewish roots of the House of Saud”. According to some sources, Jews went to Saudi Arabia and started another branch of Islam, for the purpose of Divide and Conquer. Isn’t that what they have done since, like, forever ? Read John Chapter 8. It will take you about 5 minutes. Those amongst them who descend from the devil love to cause strife and war on Earth, because the devil and the evil demons live off the negative energy. They are the devils agents in this earthly realm. They did 911, just so there would be perpetual war. It was Silverstein and his Khazarian Mafia cohorts who became the leaseholders of the WTC complex 7 weeks prior to 911, despite the fact that it needed $1Billion in asbestos remediation or the city would shut it down. Under their watch, the “Gelitin Art Students” had free run of the Towers. Gelatin is a nickname for plastic explosive. Google “Gelitin Art Students” for more info on them and their “art”.

mark
mark

Just as well Lucky Larry Silverstein doubled the insurance policy just before the planes hit. The $5 billion payout was a nice little earner. So was the second insurance payout he got from the airline insurance companies. Saved him the expense of ripping out all that asbestos as well

Steven Grossman
Steven Grossman

The Jews “started” Saudi Arabia, a country where there are no Jews and it is forbidden for a person with a passport stamped in Israel to enter, where one can not practice Judaism and it is illegal to sell land to a Jew. Decended from Devils and evil demons and live off negative energy. Google “Symptoms of Schizophrenia” and have a nice Anti Semitic life. Your tin foil hat is definitely on too tight

Ramdan
Ramdan

Escapee….poor guy!
He’s been brainwashed and does not even notice it!!

crank
crank

Escapee,
It’s safer back at the facility. I suggest you go home.

Viki Hannah
Viki Hannah

What absolute dribble ( Escapee ).
This is a mistake and a cover up. Assange (along with Snowden ) exposed Americans for something you would be outraged if it happened to America.
America is in the business of war & culture of weapons & if you think it’s ok for governments to go rogue whilst claiming they’re Democratic Leaders of the free world … you’re delusional from drinking the KoolAide.

wardropper
wardropper

It’s the exceptionalist argument again – if you can call it that…
It simply doesn’t enter their heads that THEIR outrage at being the target of somebody else’s military is exactly the same as other people’s outrage at being the target of an interfering US military.
That straightforward analogy is as unfathomable to them as the idea that 2+2 equals 4 both in Iraq and in the USA…
I don’t think there’s a cure for this syndrome.
All we can do is quarantine the victims.

Shardlake
Shardlake

Was hast du gesagt ?

Some Random Passer-by
Some Random Passer-by

The Russians saved us

All you dozy yanks did was finance Germany to begin with, and helped them hide the gold away towards the end.

harry stotle
harry stotle

‘I’m beginning to believe off-guarding is nothing more than an anti-American Communist digital rag spewing pro mohammadan ideology at the behest of House of Saud.’ – translation: I have encountered comments that disturb my preferred world view?

Off-G is not ‘anti-American’ as you put it, but pro-truth – this is an important distinction.

mark
mark

Don’t stand too close to us. You might blind us all with the sun shining out of your exceptional and indispensable arsehole.

different frank
different frank

You really are not very good are you.
Ask your team leader for a better script.

John
John

Another sperm stain shows the true face of capitalism and the ussr defeated the Nazis and the Nazis didn’t have plans to force everyone to speak German no matter what your tv documentary’s tell you

John
John

Oh and please show us the pro Saudi mohammaden propaganda! You won’t. weird you used the word Mohammedans which is a German term commonly referred to by hitler and then Sieg heiled, despite probably not being able to speak German (typical) but if I outed you publicly as a hitler fan you’d shit a brick and cry and get sacked and release a statement stating how those words you said weren’t a true reflection of who you are and you were under severe stress when you said but here’s the thing. I’m pro Stalin and when people try to out me I admit it then I immediately move to dispel the propaganda told about him. I don’t deny anything unlike you lot. Now go runaway claiming you’re a free speech advocate and cry that a good little yank cunt that people don’t think like you! Boo fucking hoo. America and Americans have to be wiped out for mankind to survive

John2o2o
John2o2o

lol, another braindead American speaks.

I don’t share Alex Jones’ politics, but you’re not fit to tie his bootlaces.

Mr. Medister
Mr. Medister

Wow, your comment really nailed it, you must be very wise. Is it school your Escaping from, or your nanny? Maybe if you let her change them diapers the other kids wanna play with you too.?

Mr. Medister
Mr. Medister

coment ment for `Escapee`

Moneycircus
Moneycircus

WikiLeaks also revealed: illegal waste dumping in the Ivory Coast (WikiLeaks, 2009); price
fixing of medicine in developing nations (WikiLeaks, 2008b); money laundering by Swiss banks
(WikiLeaks, 2008a); and the famous war documents from Iraq and Afghanistan (WikiLeaks, 2010b,
2010c).

But this author argues it was way that WikiLeaks obtained information that made it so powerful – its threat to the elite lies in the act of dissent.

“In addition to content, what makes Collateral Murder such a powerful vehicle for the questioning
of authority is the manner in which the video was obtained and released. Of course, many iconic images
serve as clarion calls for antiwar and antiauthoritarian movements: from the disturbing footage of Neda
Agha-Soltan slowly losing her life on the streets of Tehran, to a lone protester defying a line of tanks in
Tiananmen Square, to the young, naked Vietnamese girl Kim Phuk, running along a dirt road, her body
burned by a U.S. napalm attack.

“I do not wish to place Collateral Murder in any kind of competition with
these images. They are all context bound and have particular political resonance, but what makes the
WikiLeaks clip so compelling—and also a fascinating object of study—is how not only the content of the
video challenged U.S. authority but how the obtaining and release of the video were equally threatening to
U.S. power.

“This was not footage shot by a journalist working for CNN or a bystander on her phone. This
was classified material, part of the largest leak in history for which the source, Chelsea (then Bradley)
Manning, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Thus, as we now all know, Collateral Murder was but one
component of an enormous act of whistle-blowing. The power of the content of Collateral Murder is
enhanced via the knowledge that what one is seeing is the result of deliberate acts of dissent…”

https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/viewFile/3209/1243

Robbobbobin
Robbobbobin

Collateral Murder? “Seriously damaging” soldier-level PR for the hoi-polloi propaganda outlets to use in rousing some useful rabbles. But Assange’s real extraditable crime? Exposing consistently, chapter and verse, over many years, the toxic $lime-for-ethic$ in which many (most?) high-rolling politicians choose to wallow and many (most?) leading corporate notables choose to rot the now irredeemably toxic congressional-military-industrial fish (Eisenhower’s original formulation, partially redacted to keep the lid on the pot) from the head down. If Assange had stuck to publishing details of the vile malfeasance of lesser grunts in the shitheap of modern bodies politic he would still have been a very naughty, usefully PR-punishable boy, up there in hunt and persecute value with his source Chelsea Manning, but he is an equal opportunity shit kicker and he’s dun a bigger crime by far: persistently, intentionally and unapologetically kicking the flower arrangements off the widespread heaps of top end turds comprising the achievement monuments of our greatest and goodest, the modern inheritors of the royal divine right that still squats at the core of our “post-feudal” societies. A man to be brought down by any means available.

Francis Lee
Francis Lee

Am I alone in thinking that the absence of the political magazine ‘Spiked’s’ deafening silence about the whole Assange brouhaha is rather strange. They like to think of themselves as intrepid defenders of free speech but not on this issue apparently. They also seem to belong to the ‘criticism of Israel is the same as anti-semitism’ clique.

milosevic
milosevic

They also seem to belong to the “criticism of Israel is the same as anti-semitism” clique.

— and there’s your explanation.

Western intellectual culture is just successive layers of disinfo, all the way down. If you don’t get trapped in the first layer (BBC, CNN), you’ll surely get trapped by the third (highbrow(?) magazines) or the fifth (Chomsky, Democracy Now).

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts

Milosevic & Francis Lee: Yes and Yes, the fakes and frauds will show themselves up for what they really are by their silence or what they say. As you point out Milo, its not just the revolting mainstream media we have to navigate. Its sites like Democracy Now and others. Its a matrix to imprison our minds.

milosevic
milosevic

The really insidious part is that there are multiple layers of disinfo, so that people who manage to escape from the crude mass-market versions will still be trapped by the more sophisticated propaganda. So, for example, somebody who eventually realizes that CNN has lied to them for decades, and then encounters Democracy Now, will assume that now they’re getting the unfiltered truth, and it will be quite difficult to convince them otherwise. Operation MK-CHOMSKY seems to be a particularly insurmountable barrier, for many people.

harry stotle
harry stotle

I don’t read Spiked but just wondered if this turdburger (by Luke Gittos) is typical of their output?
https://www.spiked-online.com/2017/05/25/why-assange-should-stand-trial/

It’s the usual mishmash of name calling, faux outrage (over manufactured sex allegations) and concern that Wiki’s output might in some unspecified way endanger those who are busily murdering their way across the Middle East and N Africa.

Perhaps poor old Gittos is unaware that the MSM has also published Wiki’s output so can we look forward to the editorial team at the Guardian being carted off in a Black Maria while neocons woop You-S-Ay, You-S-Ay?

The British authorities ignored the inconvenient fact Assange (according to the UN) was being held in ‘arbitrary detention’.
Now they are prepared to up the ante by overturning important international norms such as political asylum simply because Ecuador’s corrupt leader has been bought off by the US.

Listening to hypocrites like Jeremy Cunt call for justice to be upheld simply beggars belief – who are these people and what sort of person takes the trouble to actually vote them into power.

paul metcalf
paul metcalf

Sent the atrocity to facebook, via informationclearinghouse.info,yesterday.guess what happened?yes.your right!

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

“People who can speak well, speak briefly.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Possessed

Well written simplicity & poignancy; thanks Kit, less is more, to the point & chilling.

Lest we forget ‘WHY’, over a decade later – ‘Censorship’ ? !

War reveals many types of ugly characters & characteristics, (similar to funerals).

“The criminals run free, the victims are unavenged, and the brave who speak out are savagely silenced.”