Wednesday, June 15, 2011

White House warns Congress against 'mixed messages' on Libya


June 15, 2011
By Sam Youngman

The White House said Wednesday that it will send a report and legal analysis to Congress outlining the mission in Libya and the administration's legal rationale for believing that President Obama is acting in accordance with the War Powers Act.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the more than 30-page report and analysis will be sent to Congress Wednesday afternoon.
Carney also issued a warning, saying it is "important for Congress not to send mixed signals about a goal… we all share."

Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and eight other members announced a lawsuit against the administration on Wednesday. The lawmakers say that the White House broke the law when it launched military operations against Libyan strongman Col. Moammar Gadhafi in March without congressional authorization.  Read More

The Federal Reserve Acted In The Service of Foreign Banks

Bernanke Helps Out China and Beyond (Now foreigners in control of part of U.S. money supply)

June 15, 2011
By Rober Wenzel

ZeroHedge has done some fascinating reporting with regard to the explosion in the cash balances of branches of foreign banks who are primary dealers.

Primary dealers are dealers who can deal directly with the Federal Reserve. They are the usual suspects Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase etc. plus the branches of foreign banks approved by the Fed. Here is the list via ZH, with the foreign branches in bold:  Read More

TSA “Security Exercise” Covers 3 States, 5000 Miles

"Think the TSA was just restricted to airports? Think again."

June 15, 2011
By Paul Joseph Watson

If you’re still living under the delusion that the TSA is just restricted to airports then think again. A joint VIPR “security exercise” involving military personnel has Transportation Security Administration workers covering 5,000 miles and three states, illustrating once again how the TSA is turning into a literal occupying army for domestic repression in America.

The TSA, in alliance with a whole host of federal, state, local agencies as well as military personnel, is currently conducting a massive “security exercise” throughout Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

“The participating teams are composed of a variety of TSA assets including federal air marshals, canine teams, inspectors and bomb appraisal officers. They will be joined by state and local law enforcement officials to supplement existing resources, provide detection and response capabilities. The exercise will utilize multiple airborne assets, including Blackhawk helicopters and fixed wing aircraft as well as waterborne and surface teams,” reports the Marietta Times. Read More