While US media is sleeping: Arms dealers profit from migrant misery

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

Photo by Ofelia Rivas, O'odham: The 'cage' used to detain migrants on Tohono O'odham Nation in 2007

 

The most censored issue in Indian country is the fact that the Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems is now targeting the Tohono O’odham Nation burial grounds and ceremonial places with Israeli/US spy towers.

A new report confirms that arms dealers are profiting from the wars they fuel, border surveillance and migrant misery.

On the western Tohono O’odham Nation, Gu-Vo District has said, ‘No!’ to the integrated fixed towers. "These U.S. proposed towers also are not on the border but in our communities and on the border of the Tohono O'odham Nation reiterating discrimination and deliberate attack on the O'odham," said O’odham’s Gu-Vo District.

Israel’s Elbit Systems, awarded the US border contract by Homeland Security, is exposed as a profiteer of war and migrant misery in Europe, Palestine and on the Arizona border, in a new report “Border Wars: The Arms Dealers Profiting from Europe’s Refugee Tragedy.”

Where is the media? The media is definitely not out on the Tohono O’odham border covering this story, risking detainment and abuse by the US Border Patrol.

While the US media collapses into stay-at-home plagiarism, fluff and distraction, Indigenous Peoples around the world are being assassinated defending their homelands and communities from corporations gouging the earth for mining and development.

Berta Caceres, the murdered environmental campaigner, appeared on a hitlist distributed to US-trained special forces units of the Honduran military months before her death, a former soldier has claimed, reports Nina Lakhani in The Guardian in Mexico City.

"Lists featuring the names and photographs of dozens of social and environmental activists were given to two elite units, with orders to eliminate each target, according to First Sergeant Rodrigo Cruz, 20.

Cruz’s unit commander, a 24-year-old lieutenant, deserted rather than comply with the order. Cruz – who asked to be identified by a pseudonym for fear of reprisal – followed suit, and fled to a neighbouring country. Several other members of the unit have disappeared and are feared dead. 'If I went home, they’d kill me. Ten of my former colleagues are missing. I’m 100% certain that Berta Cáceres was killed by the army,' Cruz told the Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/21/berta-caceres-name-honduran-military-hitlist-former-soldier?CMP=share_btn_tw

The United States, including the US Border Patrol, trained the brutal forces that targeted Berta Caceres with assassination. http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/06/berta-caceres-was-on-hit-list-of-brutal.html

While the US media is sleeping, leaks into the Clinton Foundation expose money flowing from arms dealers and mining partners.

The Panama Papers leak exposed many abroad, but very few tax evaders in the US, leaving many questions about the leak. It came after the bank leak of the Clinton Foundation, which exposed far more, including the millions in cash secretly flowing to the Clintons from mining partners on Indigenous lands, to weapons deals with the Saudis. The Clintons used a human rights front and came away with mining deals for partners.

Wikileaks had already exposed Hillary Clinton's espionage of Indigenous leaders and activists around the world, when she was US Secretary of State, including Bolivia President Evo Morales and Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, and activists from Chiles' Mapuche to the Mohawks in the north. Wikileaks cables also exposed Hillary Clinton's push for mining in Peru while Indigenous were being murdered defending their lands.

Now, the Clinton Foundation has been hacked. It shows that Canada's Frank Giustra, the Clintons mining partner exploiting Indigenous around the world, gave more than $25 million back to the Clintons through the Foundation, after they together landed mining deals on Indigenous lands globally using human rights as a front.

Read more of the hacked info of Clinton Foundation at Global Research:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/clinton-foundation-hacked-foundation-vulnerabilities-document-leaked/5532230

Censored News original: Wikileaks revealed espionage of Indigenous Peoples http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/12/wikileaks-revealed-us-espionage-of.html

 

About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.