The video on Bahraini govt torture banned by CNN

CNN aired this once before banning it. We’ll tell you why tomorrow. This is the primer.

Keep in mind, that while these protests were going on, the Obama administration used a loophole to quietly sell $53 million arms package to Bahrain.

President Barack Obama‘s administration has been delaying its planned $53 million arms sale to Bahrain due to human rights concerns and congressional opposition, but this week administration officials told several congressional offices that they will move forward with a new and different package of arms sales — without any formal notification to the public.

The State Department has not released details of the new sale, and Congress has not been notified through the regular process, which requires posting the information on the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) website. The State Department simply briefed a few congressional offices and is going ahead with the new sale, arguing it didn’t meet the threshold that would require more formal notifications and a public explanation.

At today’s State Department press briefing, The Cable asked spokeswoman Victoria Nuland about the new sale. She acknowledged the new package but didn’t have any details handy.

Our congressional sources said that State is using a legal loophole to avoid formally notifying Congress and the public about the new arms sale. The administration can sell anything to anyone without formal notification if the sale is under $1 million. If the total package is over $1 million, State can treat each item as an individual sale, creating multiple sales of less than $1 million and avoiding the burden of notification, which would allow Congress to object and possibly block the deal.

We’re further told that State is keeping the exact items in the sale secret, but is claiming they are for Bahrain’s “external defense” and therefore couldn’t be used against protesters. Of course, that’s the same argument that State made about the first arms package, which was undercut by videos showing the Bahraini military using Humvees to suppress civilian protesters.

Regardless, congressional opponents to Bahrain arms sales are planning to fight back. Wyden is circulating a letter now to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stating that Bahrain’s government continues to commit human rights violations and should not be rewarded with U.S. arms sales.

There’s a lot to this story.

Obama’s transparency lies. More illegal use of millions in U.S. taxpayer dollars. Aiding brutal Muslim dictators.

But there is also CNN. Suppressing its own reporters. The spreading plague of media censorship and blackouts.

To wit, the article linked above is from January 2012. Had any of you heard of the $53M arms deal to Bahrain?

15 Responses

  1. Who the hell do these f’ing people in this administration think they are? Secret deals, hiding business from public view, issuing executive orders to get around congress. This isn’t a president, it’s a DICTATOR ruling by FIAT and not by our LAWS! It’s time to fire this b a s t a r d and get him out of office!

    • Gbear,
      And if Hussein is re-elected he just gets 4 more years to carry on? I literally do not understand how he can do this. If I break the law I go to jail.

      • Saved Patriot
        I hear ya. I pray that IF he is re elected he never lives to see the end of it, that someone will step forward and make the sacrifice.

        No, this is not a threat but it is me exercising my 1st AMENDMENT RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH and expressing my opinion.

      • And you will have forever created a “great American martyr” with his minions more determined than ever to keep his agenda moving forward. Obama is the face of a hateful political movement determined to destroy our republic and they will stay the course as long as the public stays uninterested, uneducated, and ignorant of what they are about.

  2. KUDO’S to all comments today. LOCK AND LOAD!!!

  3. Coming soon to your neighborhood!

  4. Ok, I get the drift – the government is torturing its citizens. I DON’T CARE! If they are moslems killing moslems – I just don’t care anymore. I say – step back and let them have at each other. When we go in and help – our guys die, the citizens do nothing to stop their own jihadists from killing our guys or each other and the people – MOSLEMS – vote for this pile of crap government(s). So… I don’t care anymore.

    moslems are doing what they do best – wail and whine when shitslam comes back and they get what they give. Remember – moslems FUND jihad and give us a pile of total crap about what islam is and support morally their violent jihadists. And if we let ‘protestors’ win then the muzz brotherhood steps in and the moslems just do more of the same as I mentioned- lie, kill, etc.

    • You don’t get the drift if you don’t care that your tax dollars are going to these countries for whatever reason and the media nor politicians are telling you.

      It’s not about the torture or the protests…more coming tomorrow

  5. Nothing but standard moozlum actions. NOBODY should be surprised. The people fight ing the gov’t probably want sharia law. So one side is no better than the other. As long as they keep killing each other, it all good.

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  8. She should do a documentary on her own self and how she is a miseducated educated Socialist in the Democratic Party that is participating in the propaganda machine that is causing Americans to hate Christians, Jews and the property and the State of Israel. She needs to expose how she is part of CNN repressing news and fabricating lies in the USA for the purpose of manipulating the thoughts of their Socialist voter bases, just like the are doing in Bahrain. She is a Socialist. 

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