Texas, USA cop-killing war veteran had PTSD


Micah Xavier Johnson

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Veteran who shot dead five policemen in Dallas had PTSD

Today, 08:24

The former soldier who last month shot dead five policemen in Dallas had symptoms suggestive of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but was not helped. This is evident from documents that the Veterans Administration has released.

After Micah Johnson in 2014 had returned from Afghanistan, he sought help for panic attacks, depression and hallucinations. Doctors then concluded that he was no danger to himself or others.

Johnson in the army was a specialist in the field of carpentry and masonry. He told doctors that he saw during the war how his fellow soldiers were torn apart by bombs. Since then, he had nightmares. He heard voices and explosions in his head.

“I was trying to block the images in my head, but it’s hard to forget something like that,” Johnson is quoted in the documents of the health care service for veterans. Doctors sent the former soldier back home and told him to have medication, but he got no further help.

On July 7, Micah Johnson shot five police officers dead during a demonstration in Dallas against racist police brutality. Police killed Johnson with a bomb robot.

British children abused as drugs guinea pigs


This video from Britain says about itself:

Schoolchildren given experimental drugs without their parents’ consent in 1960s Home Office experiment

22 August 2016

Disruptive boys at Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire were given an anticonvulsant drug in a trial backed by Home Office doctors.

Children at an approved school were given experimental drugs in a 1960s trial backed by the Home Office, it is reported.

Disruptive boys at Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire allegedly participated in the trial without their parents’ consent.

They were given the anticonvulsant drug Beclamide for six months in a bid to control their behaviour, National Archive files show.

Home Office doctors also approved a similar trial of the powerful sedative Haloperidol on girls at Springhead Park Approved School in Rothwell near Leeds.

However, it reportedly did not go ahead.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Children used in 60s drugs trials

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

NATIONAL ARCHIVES: Children at a young offenders’ school in the 1960s became unwitting guinea pigs in an experimental drug trial that was approved by Home Office doctors.

National Archive files released yesterday show that disruptive boys at Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire were given the anticonvulsant drug beclamide, which is no longer widely used, for six months. Dizziness, memory loss and fatigue are some of its common side effects.

The trial went ahead with neither children and parents being consulted. Nor is there any record of outcomes.

Bloody bombing of wedding in Turkey


This video says about itself:

21 August 2016

A funeral ceremony was held in Gaziantep, Sunday, to mourn the 50 people killed by a suspected child suicide bomber at a wedding celebration in the largely Kurdish city on Saturday. Around 94 people were also injured in the blast.

By Alex Lantier:

Suicide bombing kills 51 at wedding in Turkey

22 August 2016

Fifty-one people died and 69 were injured Saturday when a horrific suicide bombing hit a Kurdish wedding in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria. At least 17 of the wounded are severely injured and clinging to life.

The pro-Kurdish People‘s Democratic Party (HDP) has confirmed that one of its members was getting married at the wedding. The wedding party was winding down and guests were beginning to leave when the suicide bomber, identified as a boy aged 12 to 14, detonated his explosive vest. “The celebrations were coming to an end and there was a big explosion,” one of the guests said. “There was blood and body parts everywhere.”

Many of the victims were children, apparently because they had gathered to one side of the folk dancing at the party, and were therefore closer to the blast.

The bride and groom, Besna and Nurettin Akdogan, were injured. “They turned our wedding into a blood bath,” the bride told Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency after being released from the hospital.

The couple had reportedly fled the town of Siirt to Gaziantep in order to escape fighting between the Turkish army and ethnic Kurdish militias in Turkey. The government offensive against Kurdish separatists escalated as Kurdish militias across the border in Syria began playing a larger role in the war in that country.

Yesterday, a mass funeral was held for victims of the bombing in Gaziantep, though authorities said further DNA testing will be needed to identify all of the victims, many of whom were blown apart. …

While as of this writing no one has claimed responsibility for the Gaziantep bombing, international media and several Turkish officials blamed the atrocity on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has reportedly recruited children to be used as suicide bombers. …

The atrocity in Gaziantep is the outcome of years of incitement of Islamist terror and ethnic bloodshed in the region by Washington and its imperialist allies in Europe as part of their proxy war for regime-change in Syria. Since 2011, the NATO powers and their Middle East allies have funneled billions of dollars and vast weapons shipments to Islamist … militias fighting in Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have died and over 10 million have fled their homes, unleashing the greatest global refugee crisis since World War II.

Erdoğan’s attempts to follow the twists and turns of imperialist policy have had devastating consequences for Turkey itself, particularly since Washington and its European allies began attacking ISIS in 2014 after it invaded Iraq and threatened to topple the US-backed puppet regime in Baghdad. ISIS had developed an extensive logistical network in Turkey and, starting last year, retaliated with a string of terror bombings inside Turkey.

These included the October 2015 attack in Ankara that killed 105 people and the March 2016 bombing on Istiqlal Avenue in Istanbul, both of which were planned by ISIS forces in Gaziantep.

British Prime Minister congratulated bullying scandal Conservative


This video from Britain says about itself:

Elliott Johnson’s father speaks to BBC Newsnight about Tory bullying allegations

27 November 2015

We spoke to Ray Johnson, the father of young Conservative Party activist Elliott Johnson – who took his own life having previously complained he was bullied. The party has insisted it wasn’t aware of serious accusations against Mark Clarke until weeks before Elliott Johnson took his own life.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

May congratulated ‘Tatler Tory’ for ‘good campaign’

Monday 22nd August 2016

THERESA MAY warmly congratulated so-called “Tatler Tory” Mark Clarke, accused of serious bullying, for an election campaign now embroiled in a bullying scandal.

A video has come to light shows the Prime Minister praising Mr Clarke for his work as director of the Road Trip campaign, which bussed in activists to marginal seats ahead of the 2015 election.

This video from Britain says about itself:

Theresa May ‘Praised’ Mark Clarke, Activist In Bullying Row, In Video Of PM With ‘Tatler Tory’

21 August 2016

Theresa May warmly congratulated the so-called “Tatler Tory” at the centre of the Conservative bullying row during a party campaign event, it has been reported.

The Lamiat Sabin article continues:

The footage was unearthed during an investigation into the suicide of young activist Elliott Johnson, who killed himself a month after complaining that he had been bullied by Mr Clarke.

Ms May, who was home secretary at the time, is heard telling Mr Clarke: “What you are doing is absolutely tremendous. Road Trip 2015 is great. Thank you, Mark, for all you are doing.”

Mr Clarke, former chairman of youth group Conservative Future, then received a round of applause at the event, filmed during the 2014 Rochester by-election campaign, according to the Mail on Sunday.

He has denied claims that he bullied, blackmailed and threatened MPs and young Tory members. He also denies using drugs and sexual activity to blackmail or harass party activists.

The footage emerged after an inquiry by law firm Clifford Chance found there had been repeated complaints about Mr Clarke’s conduct after he was appointed to head the Road Trip campaign.

The inquiry found flaws in the Conservative Party’s campaign headquarters complaints procedure, including the lack of a confidential help-line or email address.

Mr Clarke’s file from when he stood as a candidate for Tooting in 2010 included reports of aggressive and bullying conduct towards his campaign director, according to the inquiry report published last Wednesday.

Senior figures including then party co-chairmen Lord Feldman and Grant Shapps, who were both forced to resign, were not told of the allegations.
The newspaper also reported that Ms May had since given a No 10 job to one of Mr Clarke’s “associates,” Jimmy McLoughlin, son of current Conservative Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin.

Little Jimmy was formerly head of external affairs at the Institute of Directors.

There was no response from Downing Street about the video but a Westminster source said: “Theresa is known as an active grassroots campaigner and would always support efforts to get Conservative MPs elected.”