HOTT Newslinks August 14, 2007

“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?

Naturally the common people don’t want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”


Hermann Goering
18 April 1946

Source: Nuremberg Diary (Farrar, Straus & Co 1947), by Gustave Gilbert (an Allied appointed psychologist), who visited daily with Goering and his cronies in their cells, afterwards making notes and ultimately writing the book about these conversations.


World Clock?



Welcome to the Jungle: 
US Military Psychological Operations and You



US doles out millions for street cameras


The Department of Homeland Security is funneling millions of dollars to local governments nationwide for purchasing high-tech video camera networks, accelerating the rise of a “surveillance society” in which the sense of freedom that stems from being anonymous in public will be lost, privacy rights advocates warn.


China Enacting a High-Tech Plan to Track People

And guess which American company is supplying China with these surveillance cameras? I.B.M.



Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, 90, Rights Pioneer, Dies
Before Rosa Parks there was Irene Morgan Kirkaldy



About time


Florida’s Leon County last week decided to scrap its investment in 160 Diebold Election Systems AccuVote optical-scan voting machines, citing handicapped access and accuracy issues.


Study of optical scanners reveals flaws


Florida elections officials plan to conduct security tests on all models of optical-scan voting machines used in the state after a study of one type found “significant flaws” that could allow an elections worker or a person with insider access to tamper with vote totals.


Iraqi PM calls for crisis summit


Iraq’s Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki, has called for a summit of the nation’s main political factions in an attempt to break Iraq’s political paralysis.


Fatigue cripples US army in Iraq


Exhaustion and combat stress are besieging US troops in Iraq as they battle with a new type of warfare. Some even rely on Red Bull to get through the day. As desertions and absences increase, the military is struggling to cope with the crisis.


Rove to Leave White House Post







Zapruder Film Shows JFK’s Driver Firing Fatal Head Shot


Oswald ‘had no time to fire all Kennedy bullets’



China threatens ‘nuclear option’ of dollar sales



Exposing the Real Che Guevara



CIA Bin Laden Chief: Next Attack ‘Bigger Than 9/11′