News: Quick Clips - August 12

Racial Profiling at Boston Airport, Officials Say - NYTimes.com. Officers in an airport program intended to spot telltale mannerisms of potential terrorists say the operation has become a magnet for racial profiling. » The Next Election: High Stake Outcomes Based on Non-issues.

News: Netanyahu ‘Determined to Attack Iran’ Before US Elections, Claims Israel’S Channel 10

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections,” Israel’s Channel 10 News claimed on Monday night, and Israel is now “closer than ever” to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive. Netanyahu 'determined to attack Iran' before US elections, claims Israel's Channel 10 | The Times of Israel.

News: The Federal Government Is Spying on Every Single American, Say NSA Whistleblowers

Two former high-ranking officials at the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), a federal bureaucracy that collects data and intelligence on foreign communications for national security purposes, have come forward with allegations that the NSA actively monitors Americans as well. According to testimonies from both Thomas Drake, a former NSA senior official, and Kirk Wiebe, a former NSA senior analyst, the agency actively monitors and collects intelligence on every single American as part of a m...

Rumsfeld: Israel needn't notify US about strike

While US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta attempted to convince top Israeli politicians and security officials not to launch a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities during his visit to Israel last week, his predecessor Donald Rumsfeld, seems more prepared for a possible attack. Rumsfeld: Israel needn't notify US about strike - Israel News, Ynetnews.

News: Little Peepers Everywhere

Wiretaps, which have increased almost tenfold since data was first reported in 1969, are only the tip of the surveillance iceberg. In 2011 federal and state courts approved a total of 2,732 wiretaps; but government agencies made over 1.3m requests for data to mobile-phone companies. That figure includes wiretaps and pen/traps, but it also includes requests for stored text messages, device locations and tower dumps, which reveal the presence of everyone—suspects and not—within range of a parti...

News: Ron Paul’S Audit the Fed Bill Overwhelmingly Passes in the House

Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Federal Reserve has passed overwhelmingly in the House. It cleared a suspension of House ruled requiring a two-thirds vote. The final vote was 327 to 98 and all but one Republican and 89 Democrats voted yes. The bill had more than 274 cosponsors and faced strong opposition by Democrats and the Federal Reserve » Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed Bill Overwhelmingly Passes in the House.

News: Top Pakistani Politician Calls Drone Strikes “Insane, Immoral, War Crimes”

“Of drones I think two words” Khan said. “It’s immoral and it’s insane. Immoral because you cannot justify eliminating suspects and insane because it’s counterproductive. All it does is it turns more people against the US, hatred grows and the beneficiaries of this insanity are the militants.” » Top Pakistani Politician Calls Drone Strikes “Insane, Immoral, War Crimes”.

News: Banks, Global Elite Confirmed to Hold $32 Trillion in Offshore Accounts

Major banks and the financial global elite are now confirmed to have as much as $32 trillion in hidden assets stashed away in offshore accounts that are subject to little or no taxation. As a result, around $280 billion is estimated to be lost in tax revenues. In other words, the multi-trillion dollar banks and elite families are avoiding any taxation while forcing United States citizens to foot the bill. Amazingly, the $32 trillion stashed away represents the overall GDP of the United States...

Bibi’S Twofer: Bulgaria Bombing Allows Him to Flay Hezbollah, Iran, Possibly Go to War

Anonymous U.S. officials are quoted by the NY Times stating explicitly that a Hezbollah suicide bomber attacked the Israeli tourist bus yesterday. While this is entirely possible, I think we should remember the bizarre bombing plot of a few months ago in which a small-time Iranian drug dealer was alleged by the Justice Department to have direct links to the Revolutionary Guards, and to have plotted the assassination of the Saudi ambassador. By the way, this is the same person, Bandar ibn Sult...

News: Durbin Says Romney Running from Bain 'Like a Scalded Cat'

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate majority whip, asked on NBC’s Meet the Press, “Why is Mitt Romney running away from his company, Bain Capital, like a scalded cat? Because there’s abundant evidence that under Bain Capital they were exporting American jobs to low-wage countries and he doesn’t want to be associated with it.” Durbin says Romney running from Bain 'like a scalded cat' - NBC Politics.

False Flag Alert: US Claims Syria “Moving Nerve Gas Out of Storage”

Citing no evidence, and on the heels of yet another baseless “activist” report claiming a massacre has taken place in Homs, nameless US officials claimed to the Wall Street Journal that the Syrian government is taking chemical weapons out of storage for possible use “against anti-regime rebels or civilians, possibly in an ethnic cleansing campaign.” » False Flag Alert: US Claims Syria “Moving Nerve Gas Out of Storage” Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!.

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