WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Jul 11 08:25

Terminally-ill man charged with felonies for treating himself with marijuana

What a sick country!
LONG GROVE, IA — A man with terminal cancer of the blood vessels is being put on trial for growing marijuana plants that he used to ease his suffering. If he survives long enough to be convicted, he could face 3 years in prison, which he believes will be a certain death sentence.
Deadly Cancer

Benton Mackenzie, 48, languishes in pain in his parents basement, diagnosed with a rare disease called angiosarcoma, which leaves him covered in tumors that appear as painful skin lesions.

Angiosarcoma is one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of cancer. It accounts for only 0.1% of all adult cancers, and only 30% of patients survive more than 5 years, according to Angiosarcoma Awareness, Inc.

Jul 11 07:33

"Why Did They Kill My Entire Family?" asks Gaza Bombing Survivor

The number of victims of Israel’s merciless bombing of Gaza reached ninety fatalities as of this writing, several members of individual families among the dead.

Jul 10 19:50

ISIS and Al Nusra Just Got Their Hands on 88 Pounds of Uranium - No Big Deal Says Washington

The Uranium that ISIS now possesses is not suitable for a nuclear bomb, but there are other ways to use radioactive material as a weapon. Yesterday the Iraqi government announced a startling new development: ISIS has managed to make off with 88 pounds of uranium from Mosul University.
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Jul 10 19:29

Get Israel out of the West Bank

So are the people advocating firing rockets in Gaza the same type of ditzy lefties and/or Israeli stooges as the ones in the US Congress ?

To the best of my knowledge, none of the many rockets fired into Israel from Gaza have ever hit a military or police target. Most of them fail, are intercepted, or hit open desert. The few that do hit something hit civilian homes and buildings, doing minimal damage. Casualties inflicted are also few.

What they DO accomplish is to give Israel a minimal pretext which the Israelis greatly exaggerate to “justify” their attacks on Gaza and to solicit funds from the United States.

Jul 10 16:27

APD to buy 350-plus AR-15 rifles

Salt in the wounds!

Created: 07/09/2014 10:39 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

New Mexico's largest police department, mired in controversy over the use of excessive force, is about to supply military-style weapons to officers using taxpayer money.

The investigative team at KOB Eyewitness News 4 learned that Albuquerque Police awarded a bid to a local vendor for the purchase of AR-15 rifles -- the type of gun used to kill James Boyd in the foothills in March.

According to the request for bid, which ended two weeks ago, the department would likely purchase 350 guns in the first year of a two-year contract. Thereafter, it would order quantities of 50 as necessary.

"You're asking for trouble, in my opinion," Peter Simonson, Executive Director of the ACLU of New Mexico said.

Jul 10 13:44

Netanyahu's War: What Is It Good For?

The government of Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a new war on Palestinians in Gaza, a war whose purported justifications make George W. Bush’s excuses for his illegal invasion of Iraq smell nice by comparison. So far, the United States, Netanyahu’s chief enabler, has been unwilling to stop the carnage, as it could easily do, because Washington hasn’t yet heard enough complaint from Americans not to use their tax dollars to kill children in Gaza.

Jul 10 13:03

Filter On The Roof!

Following the IDF difficulties in defeating Hamas’s ballistic warfare, the Israeli Government is now urgently searching for contractors with some advanced experience in large scale reinforced concrete constructions. The mission ahead is the building of a solid concrete roof over the entire Jewish State. PM Netanyahu is determined that the only way to defend Israel’s populated area is to cover the Jewish State with a thick layer of iron and cement.

Jul 10 12:41

Washington’s Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington reeks of the stench of evil

Paul Craig Roberts

Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington’s laws even when Washington’s laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries. Washington issues ultimatums to sovereign nations to do as they are told or “be bombed into the stone age.”

Washington violates diplomatic immunity and forces down the planes of presidents of sovereign countries to be illegally searched.

Washington ordered its UK vassal to violate the laws and conventions governing political asylum and to refuse free passage to Julian Assange to Ecuador.

Washington ordered Russia to violate its laws and to hand over Edward Snowden.

Russia is strong enough to refuse to comply with Washington’s orders.

Jul 10 10:57

14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn’t trying to build a force of centenarians.

It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft and warning that failure to do so is ‘‘punishable by a fine and imprisonment.’’

Jul 10 10:32

Obama administration endorses Israel’s assault on Gaza

US BACKING COMES AMID RISING PALESTINIAN DEATH TOLL IN BESIEGED ENCLAVE

Jul 10 08:52

Petition: Let’s Put Up “Unaccompanied” Illegals at White House

In response to inaction by the Obama administration and the federal government to confront the tidal wave of illegal immigrants streaming over the border into Texas, Alex Jones and Infowars have posted a petition on the “We the People” page at the White House.

We demand Obama and Congress take responsibility for the unprecedented influx of so-called “unaccompanied minors” streaming across the border. Specifically, since there is no practical way at this point to prevent thousands of people daily from illegally crossing into the United States – short of militarizing the southern border – we demand Obama and Congress house the immigrants in Washington DC.

Jul 10 07:38

Jewish Hate of Arabs Proves: Israel Must Undergo Cultural Revolution

Without a revolution based on humanist values, the Jewish tribe will not be worthy of its own state.

There are no words to describe the horror allegedly done by six Jews to Mohammed Abu Khdeir of Shoafat. Although a gag order bars publication of details of the terrible murder and the identities of its alleged perpetrators, the account of Abu Khdeir’s family — according to which the boy was burned alive — would horrify any mortal. Anyone who is not satisfied with this description, can view the horror movie in which members of Israel’s Border Police are seen brutally beating Tariq Abu Khdeir, the murder victim’s 15-year-old cousin.

Jul 10 07:33

Chomsky, BDS And The Jewish Left Paradigm

The message to the Palestinian Western activists who worked for years to build a dialogue with the Jewish Left is simple and devastating – you went to bed with the wrong people. Trust in the Jewish left killed your resistance and seems to have killed whatever is left of your cause.

The verdict is clear. The occupation is not the problem; it is just a symptom of the problem. The Jewish state is a problem and it is a serious problem. The Jewish Lobby is an even greater problem and it is a global one. And as it seems, even the Jewish Left a la Chomsky is also a grave problem. At the very least it has been an obstacle that prevented the Palestinians from grasping the real context of their struggle.

Jul 10 06:39

Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

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Jul 10 06:26

Americans Have Spent Enough Money On A Broken Plane To Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion

Just days before its international debut at an airshow in the United Kingdom, the entire fleet of the Pentagon’s next generation fighter plane — known as the F-35 II Lightning, or the Joint Strike Fighter — has been grounded, highlighting just what a boondoggle the project has been. With the vast amounts spent so far on the aircraft, the United States could have worked wonders, including providing every homeless person in the U.S. a $600,000 home.

Jul 10 03:13

Gaza Death Toll Over 60, Israel Vows To Intensify Airstrikes

The death toll in Gaza has risen to 64 after 14 people – including seven women and children – were killed in Israeli airstrikes as Operation Protective Edge entered its third day. At least 18 children have been killed since Tuesday.

Jul 10 02:48

Israeli Airstrike Hits Cafe Packed With People Watching World Cup

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza on July 09, 2014 hit a civilian cafe packed with people watching the world cup.

Jul 09 18:38

Jewish Hate of Arabs Proves: Israel Must Undergo Cultural Revolution

Without a revolution based on humanist values, the Jewish tribe will not be worthy of its own state.

There are no words to describe the horror allegedly done by six Jews to Mohammed Abu Khdeir of Shoafat. Although a gag order bars publication of details of the terrible murder and the identities of its alleged perpetrators, the account of Abu Khdeir’s family — according to which the boy was burned alive — would horrify any mortal. Anyone who is not satisfied with this description, can view the horror movie in which members of Israel’s Border Police are seen brutally beating Tariq Abu Khdeir, the murder victim’s 15-year-old cousin.

Jul 09 17:58

Breaking news!: Sunni insurgents take over nuclear materials in northern Iraq

They just keep tryin to set up a false flag! Some of the commenters have already caught on. Not goin ta work!

Iraq says “terrorist groups” have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north. Iraq's UN envoy has appealed for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

According to Iraq's UN ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, about 40 kilograms of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University. He added that such materials "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," Alhakim told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

Jul 09 16:36

Ending the “Passionate Attachment” Allies in the Medieval-Modern Struggle

A fairly accurate summary by Harry Clark.

US diplomats, military and intelligence officers, politicians, academics and journalists critical of the US-Israel relationship,in Washington and elsewhere gathered On March 7, 2014 with other critics in Washington, at the Washington DC National Press Club for a “National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Special Relationship.” The event was organized by the Council for the National Interest, If Americans Knew, Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, and Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. It was a full day of six panels with a total of 25 speakers. Despite the full program moderators kept the event on schedule. The ballroom of the National Press Club was filled, and the event was broadcast live on C-Span. Video of each panel and separate audio for each speaker, and near-complete transcripts, are at the IRMEP program page and the natsummit.org page. The proceedings survey Israel’s influence and its damage to the US.

Jul 09 13:43

The US Military Is Playing The Nuclear Blackmail Card Against UN Occupation Forces

Bravo Sierra is a term which can be best applied to the report that the “organic” United States is going to rise up and declare civil war against the banker-controlled Obama administration and the commencement date for this popular uprising would be July 4th. As of this writing, it is July 9th and the Obama administration is still stealing and dealing. I can barely write about this nonsense because I cannot control my hysterical laughter.

Jul 09 12:01

Files on UK role in CIA rendition accidentally destroyed, says minister

It also comes at a time when MPs are demanding the Home Office urgently provide more information about 114 "missing" files that could have contained information about an alleged child abuse

Jul 09 11:34

DARPA Awards $40 Million to UCLA, University of Pennsylvania to Develop Memory Implants

DARPA has awarded $40 million towards memory restoration technologies aimed at helping military service people cope with brain injuries. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said that the new Restoring Active Memory (RAM) will help design and “develop wireless, fully implantable neural-interface medical devices that can serve as ‘neuroprosthetics’”

Jul 09 09:30

VA denied 80 percent of disability claims filed by Gulf War veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released data that shows 80 percent of disability claims filed by Gulf War veterans for conditions related to the war have been denied, citing “inadequate and insufficient evidence” to indicate that the cancers, chronic fatigue and migraines they suffer from are service-related.

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Those b#stards: how dare they have done that to our Vets?!?!!

Look, folks, the reality here is, the older I get, the more viscerally Quaker I become about war.

But for the men and women who put their lives on the line, I am firmly of the opinion that they should get the same level of medical care as does Dick Cheney; they have earned it!!

Jul 09 08:05

Colin Fitzgerald, Afghan war veteran, given a rock to squeeze for his PTSD

A decorated Afghanistan war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder says the only help he got from military counsellors was he was given a rock to squeeze when he wasn't feeling well.

Jul 09 02:27

Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA

"Intimidation or retaliation — not just against whistleblowers, but against any employee who raises a hand to identify a problem, make a suggestion or report what may be a violation

Jul 08 19:06

Escalating Domestic Warfare

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a report titled “War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing,” shedding much needed light on the emergence of a militarist ethos in policing across the nation.

Jul 08 17:43

Powerful raw video shows Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Warning: The content of this video is graphic.

Video footage shows Palestinians running from black smoke as the Israeli army ramps up its offensive and launches airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. At least 17 Palestinians, including two children, have died.

Jul 08 12:58

Big Banks Want Power to Declare Cyber War

Merger of Big Banks and National Security Power … What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Jul 08 12:55

Child Allowed To Stab Syria Soldier As Woman Hammers Head

These are the ‘people’ that Obama wants to give $500 million dollars to. They make children stab tied up soldiers, and beat them to death. The young man had no chance to defend himself.

Jul 08 12:53

ISIL-ISIS and It’s So Called Caliphate: Israeli-US Tools to Divide Iraq

The following GRTV documentary looks at the crisis in Iraq, which is being used to divide Iraq, and examines the support that the US and Israel are providing for the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its so-called self-declared caliphate. The documentary also looks at how the crisis in Iraq is tied to the long war of the US aimed at controlling at Eurasia. It also looks at the past analyses of Michel Chossudovsky and the video’s producer, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, about this long war.

Jul 08 11:32

Israel readies 'ground assault' on Gaza, calls up 40,000 reservists

Israel’s army is formulating options to eradicate rocket fire coming from Gaza, “including ground assault,” an anonymous Israeli official stated on Tuesday.

Cabinet Gives IDF Green Light for Harsher Gaza Action

Jul 08 08:08

Spain Arrests Eight in Raid Against Jihadist Cell Led by Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
June 16, 2014 12:56 pm

Spanish police arrested eight people on Monday in a raid against a jihadist cell in Madrid, AFP reports. The recruitment network was led by a former Guantanamo Bay inmate.

Police have so far launched 12 raids in the Spanish capital, detaining eight people, and the investigation remains open, Spain’s interior ministry said in a statement.

The Islamic cell found and dispatched recruits for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants based in Syria and Iraq, the ministry said.

Jul 08 08:05

Basij Commander: Ex-Guantanamo Inmates Hired by US to Fight alongside ISIL Terrorists in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said the US has sent a number of former Guantanamo inmates to Iraq to fight alongside the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

His remarks came after Spanish police arrested eight people in pre-dawn raids in Madrid in June against a jihadist recruitment network led by a former Guantanamo Bay inmate, Lahcen Ikassrien, a 46-year-old Moroccan, the government said.

Jul 08 07:06

The Double-Edged Sword of Drone Technology

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

When we think of drones, we think of remote controlled or semi-autonomous death machines, eyes in the sky, and a future where a despotic global regime can torment us from unreachable heights. But what if alongside their drones, we flew ours? A balance of power allows the cutting edge of drone technology to slice the other way - and in our favor...

Jul 08 05:26

Palestinian Boy Burned to Death

The conflict derives from a military occupation in which thugs on the occupiers’ side of the conflict are allowed to increasingly spin out of control, roaming streets and forests to brutalize a captive population whose only weapons are stones and largely ineffective rockets.

The horrific stories of this past week recall a development in the struggle for justice in Life Getty ImagesApril, 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was confined in the Birmingham city jail. King, (right) and several colleagues had been arrested for demonstrating against racial segregation.

Jul 08 04:48

Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?

Levy believes only one kind of pressure would bring Israel back to sanity and safety:

“The day the president of the United States decides to put an end to the occupation, it will cease. Because Israel was never so dependent on the United States as it is now. Never. Not only economically, not only militarily but above all politically. Israel is totally isolated today, except for America.” He was initially hopeful that Barack Obama would do this – he recalls having tears in his eyes as he delivered his victory speech in Grant Park – but he says he has only promoted “tiny steps, almost nothing, when big steps are needed.”

Levy uses a simple technique. He asks his fellow Israelis:how would we feel, if this was done to us by a vastly superior military power?

Jul 08 02:29

Are you ready to pray 5 times a day at a mosque under a new Islamic faction?

According to Kennith R. Timmerman’s book Dark Forces, the Central Intelligence Agency’s head John Brennan, in conjunction with the current sitting U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, have actually managed to fully fund and supply a newly sprouted Islamic terror group, now known as ISIS, with advanced weaponry and equipment.

Jul 07 12:16

Positive Thoughts on Dark Times

There is no question that over the past decade and a half, Europe, the US and Israel have engaged in a series of bloody wars, inequalities have increased throughout the globe, economic crisis has become endemic and, more recently, right-wing military and civilian regimes have swept to power throughout Asia, North Africa, Europe and Canada.

Yet, despite this generally gloomy picture, important positive developments have emerged raising the possibility of fundamental changes to reverse the current reactionary wave. I will proceed by outlining these positive developments, taking account of the retrograde context in which they occur.

Jul 07 11:15

Private military contractors to fall under Defense Ministry purview – Draft Duma bill

Ruling party MPs want to grant broad rights and state contracts to private military companies, at the same time giving the control over contractors to the Defense Ministry.

Jul 07 11:12

Veteran arrested at gunpoint for legal open carry *Video*

A RECENTLY PUBLISHED CELL PHONE VIDEO OUT OF WASH. STATE SHOWS AN AIR FORCE VETERAN BEING ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT FOR LEGALLY OPEN CARRYING AN AR-15 RIFLE

Jul 07 09:36

Video: Veteran Arrested at Gunpoint for Legal Open Carry

A recently published cell phone video out of Wash. state shows an Air Force veteran being arrested at gunpoint for legally open carrying an AR-15 rifle.

Jul 07 09:20

The Truthseeker: Ukraine Gangster State Calls for ‘Nuclear Strikes’ (E42)

Seek truth from facts with intelligence expert William Engdahl; economist Professor Michael Hudson;former US intelligence officer Scott Rickard; and the prosecutor who put Yulia Timoshenko’s partner behind bars, Martha Boersch:

Parliament moves to quit Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty;
Nazis ‘regular reconnaissance visits to nuclear power stations’;
Billionaire governor, whose Privatbank is top recipient of new IMF bailout, being placed on international wanted list for ‘banned methods of warfare and aggravated murder’.

Jul 07 08:24

Ads Against Apartheid ‘ONE WORD’ ad campaign launched in Boston

Boston subway ads are shocking– ‘and so is the reality on the ground’

The ads are currently running in Boston’s downtown State Street Station where they can be seen by upwards of 13,000 riders per day. AAA’s website states they are “challenging Israel’s commitment to peace”.

Ads Against Apartheid is planning to expand the campaign to other cities all across America.The campaign has other hard hitting ads up on their website too. Instructing readers to “Stop Talking, Start Acting” and support spreading the campaigns.

Jul 07 08:07

Juncker? UK’s Cameron A Greater Threat To EU Freedom

The real threat to European freedom and independence comes from politicians like Cameron, not Jean-Claude Juncker.

The events in Ukraine and the political spat over who should be the next president of the European Commission might seem like issues far apart. But there is a connection that may seem rather surprising. As European leaders gathered in Brussels last week to decide on whether Jean-Claude Juncker should become the next EC president, despite British objections, the same leaders were also being lobbied by Washington to leverage further trade sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.

Jul 07 07:33

PHILLIPS: Obama’s war on real Americans

Murrieta, California is ground zero in America’s war against illegal aliens who are swarming our border.
The Obama regime is not stopping the illegals. They are in fact doing everything they can to facilitate the entry of illegals into this nation.

This time, instead of listening to the people and backing off, according to media reports the Feds are coming in loaded for bear.

It is time for real Americans to stand up.
Federal riot squad officers should refuse orders to march against American citizens. American citizens should stand up and block the buses carrying illegal aliens.

Why is it so crucial that Americans stand up now?

Jul 07 07:27

Analysis of July 5th Slaviansk Developments

The sky is not falling

Basic Military Principle: “Do not confuse strategic removal for the loss of a position.” Attention must be given to the 4th generation warfare where real-time information, shared by our own friends and supporters can be used to demoralize our camp.

Jul 07 07:10

Family could lose ranch now that feds have declared meadow mouse endangered

For a mouse! What Bovine Excretement!

A family’s livestock enterprise in New Mexico is in danger of being completely shut down now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the meadow jumping mouse to be an endangered species, Watchdog reports.

The new regulations came into effect from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month, and as a result, the U.S. Forest Service is considering installing 8-foot high fences to protect the mouse, which would permanently prevent the Lucero family’s livestock from grazing.

Jul 07 06:19

The Militarization of American Public Schools

This fall, Syracuse, New York will join the still small but growing list of public schools dedicated to the training of students for military service in the United States Armed Forces.

This past April, the Syracuse Central School District (SCSD) approved the closure of Fowler High School in the city’s impoverished Westside section and its transformation into the Public Service Leadership Academy (PSLA), which will focus on training students for military service, to work in the Department of Homeland Security, or as police officers and firefighters.

Jul 06 23:43

REFLECTIONS ON THE ORIGINS AND MEANING OF AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY

America’s Independence Day: The Founding Fathers saw popular voting as endangering property ownership. Democracy was viewed by most the same way Washington viewed the “scum” who started the Revolution around Boston. It took about two hundred years of gradual changes for America to become anything that seriously could be called democratic. Even now, what sensible person would call it anything but a rough work still in progress.

Why no on should be surprised when America behaves as an international bully

Jul 06 14:53

Gene Simmons Defends Bankster Elite

Look around Gene! By the way do any of you know where"Gene hails from? It pains me to have to put an entertainment tag on this article!

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is defending the bankster one percent. He says the country would fall apart in short order if not for banksters and corporatists.

Jul 06 11:44

US using ISIL to topple Maliki: Tarpley

Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley, author and historian from Washington, to discuss the reports that US military instructors trained ISIL terrorists in Jordan in 2012.

The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Jul 06 09:50

Memo Justifying al Awlaki Assassination Does End-Run Around the US Constitution

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

In response to a Freedom of Information Request filed by the ACLU, the Department of Justice this week released the memo providing legal analysis in support of justification for the 2011 assassination of Anwar al Awlaki, a US national living in Yemen.

Al Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico, was a Muslim cleric considered to be in a leadership position in Al Qaeda. He was killed in a targeted drone strike in Yemen, after Obama placed him on the targeted assassination list in 2010. The fact that President Obama had taken the unprecedented step of ordering the assassination of a US citizen was repeatedly highlighted in the press. The ACLU went to court to attempt to inhibit the assassination, albeit unsuccessfully.

The DOJ memo, authored by David Barron, is a compelling study in government double speak. Large chunks of the memo were redacted before its release, with approximately ¼ removed from public purview...

Jul 06 09:14

Cuban Missile Crisis Redux. Where are the wise men?

For those of us with an historical turn of mind, the rapidly unfolding civil war and international crisis surrounding Ukraine brings to mind both some unnerving analogous developments in the past as well as some remedies which might be applied quickly to prevent further hemorrhaging of the global governance, not to mention some freakish spinning of events out of control.

President Obama has chosen for foreign policy advisers and implementers dyed-in-the-wool ideologists and rights campaigners like Victoria Nuland, Samantha Power and Mike McFaul, so that it is unclear where he will now find the gravitas missing in his entourage.

Expert Panel Contributions to two questions:

Can a persuasive Wise Men commission to defuse the crisis be formed swiftly now?

In addition to the 2008 personalities, who else belongs there to ensure it is forward looking and can be long lasting where the last attempt has not been?

Jul 06 08:14

Sheriff, feds: Rancher must be held accountable

The American People: Sheriff and Feds Must be held accountable for violating their Constitutional oaths and criminal acts against the Bundy family and all other Americans!

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states' rights supporters, including self-proclaimed militia members, onto his property to aim guns at police.

Jul 06 07:17

Mr. Anthony Lawson - "Israel and the Palestinians — It's about Mind Over Matter"

Ever since the three Israeli teenagers went missing, police and army units have besieged Palestinian towns and villages in the area; their houses and shops have been ransacked and atrocities have been committed; Gaza has been bombed, and the death toll is still rising, yet international leaders have remained largely silent, when they all know that such reprisals amount to collective-punishment which is a War Crime.

(link to video - approx. 3 minutes)

Jul 06 07:14

Four librarians gagged and threatened with prison time under the Patriot Act

Using the broad powers granted under the USA PATRIOT Act, the FBI demanded that 4 librarians produce private information about library patrons’ reading habits, then used an endless gag order to force them to remain silent about the request for the rest of their lives under penalty of prison time.

In July 2005, two FBI agents came to the office of the Library Connection, located in Windsor, Connecticut. The Library Connection is a nonprofit co-op of library databases that arranges record-sharing between 27 different libraries. It facilitates book rental tracking and other services.

Jul 05 19:14

US ‘profoundly troubled’ by brutal beating of Palestinian teen who turned out to be American

They can murder our sailors and Marines.They can run over American women with bulldozers. They can kill over 3,000 Americans on 911 and our government,our President,Congress and military do nothing but suckup to these crooks!

The US has condemned the beating and detention of a 15-year-old Palestinian-American by Israeli police after a massive social media campaign exploded in cyber space decrying the actions and hypocrisy of Israeli authorities.

“We can confirm that Tarek Khdeir, an American citizen, is being held by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem. [

Jul 05 16:56

VIDEO: From the Shadows Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi emerges to address Muslims in Mosul

Notoriously secretive head of the organisation formerly known as Isis comes out of hiding to lead Friday prayers as "Caliph Ibrahim"

Jul 05 10:22

Wayward Drones and Other Tales

It had been an exciting spring for the drones. Notwithstanding ongoing reports of civilians in Pakistan and other countries being accidentally killed by drones, there was some good news. Amazon announced that it planned to begin using baby drones to quickly deliver packages to purchasers. Although the FAA put a hold on that plan, it nonetheless gave the baby drones something to look forward to. Law enforcement agencies were increasingly beginning to use medium size drones to aid them in surveillance activities. And big drones were once again getting to fly over Iraq to keep track of where the insurgents were. All in all, things were looking up for drones. Then along came June accompanied by three reports that put the drones in bad odor. One was a Justice Department Memorandum written some years ago. Another was a report from the Stimson Center entitled “Recommendations and Report on the Task Force on U.S.

Jul 05 08:37

Dick Cheney Has His First Good Idea

You might know Dick Cheney as the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and the disinformation about Weapons of Mass Destruction in the lead up to the Iraq War. But those weren't his only ideas... Other ideas include shooting that guy while duck hunting and Haliburton's selling nuclear technology to Iran. In fact Haliburton does not care whatsoever about which countries the US bans trades with. They'll trade anyway with them. But Dick Cheney has only just recently had his best idea yet..and he's only on his second heart:

Jul 05 08:34

Lincoln- Worship Overlays The Corporatist Agenda

As with other authoritarian high modernizers, Lincoln’s vision of the society he wanted to build implied an aversion to the society it would replace. In many ways his father, Thomas Lincoln, symbolized everything he wanted to eradicate from American society. William Herndon’s book Herndon’s Lincoln includes descriptions of Thomas such as the following:

[Thomas] was happy — lived Easy — & contented. Had but few wants and Supplied these.

He was a man who took the world Easy — did not possess much Envy. He never thought that gold was God.

Jul 05 08:29

Hillary Clinton is a Terrorist

During a CNN town hall on June 17, Hillary Clinton made some controversial remarks about opponents of gun control. “We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people,” she said, “hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”

The fact is that Hillary Clinton is not for gun control. She is for gun centralization. She wants to limit possession of guns to the government and people the government approves of. To enforce this policy of gun centralization, she is perfectly willing to resort to violence of her own.

After all, how do gun “control” supporters plan to prevent certain people from getting guns? Those laws will be enforced by police with their own guns.

The only minority terrorizing the majority is the government.

Jul 05 08:20

The Jeffersonian Secessionist Tradition..Or Thomas Jefferson Was Right!

By Thomas DiLorenzo
July 5, 2014

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

–Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Nov 13, 1787

Thomas Jefferson, the author of America’s July 4, 1776 Declaration of Secession from the British empire, was a lifelong advocate of both the voluntary union of the free, independent, and sovereign states, and of the right of secession. “If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form,” he said in his first inaugural address in 1801, “let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left to combat it.”

Jul 05 07:53

Texas Rangers dispatched to secure border amid stolen Mexican nuke threat

For the third time in less than a year Mexican officials report that security surrounding the storage and transportation of nuclear material in the troubled state has been compromised. According to civil defense officials a vehicle carrying a lethal dose of radioactive Iridium-192 was hijacked by unknown thieves.

Jul 05 07:37

Taliban torch hundreds of 'NATO-supplying' fuel trucks near Kabul

So the Russians have blocked the northern route now. If we loose thousands of troops in Afghanistan like the Brits did years ago it will be all over for Obama and his generals as the American people will go NUTZS!

An assault by militants at a large parking lot on the outskirts of Afghan capital, Kabul, Friday night left at least 200 fuel tankers incinerated. The Taliban said the privately-owned tankers were targeted because they supply foreign troops.

Now that the tensions between Moscow and Washington over the unfolding civil war in Ukraine are higher than ever, the US military has to consider the challenge of transporting millions of pieces of military assets out of Afghanistan when all possible exit routes – including through Russia – are blocked.

Jul 05 07:19

Rising red tide: China’s Navy in frenzy to build new nuclear-powered attack subs

China's military is investing heavily in advanced submarines, including both ballistic and cruise missile firing vessels and attack subs.

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If you saw the United States in an orgy of invasion against every nation that refused to bow to the dollar, you would be building weapons, too!

Jul 05 06:39

Iran representing regional harmony

I would like other readers in the West to carefully consider what I have written, for a moment. Logically, we know a country cannot be simultaneously committed to supporting all Muslims around the world, and simultaneously be pursuing a violent sectarian agenda within Islam. Someone is obviously lying intensively on this issue, urges Harry Bentham.

Western depictions of the violence in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq as sectarianism somehow aggravated by the US’s regional adversary, Iran, are based on ignorance and blindness.

An example of this depiction of Iran can be found in US Senator John McCain’s June 16 statement on Iraq, in which he alleged Iran is pursuing a “narrow sectarian agenda” in the ongoing conflict in Iraq.

This, despite the fact that Iran has been supporting the forces maintaining Iraq’s territorial and social unity.

This is the diametric opposite of a sectarian policy, and Iran has been calling for reconciliation in both Iraq and Syria.

Jul 05 06:34

Ukraine crisis far worse than Cold War

Donald Rumsfeld should rate alongside the vile Robert McNamara as the worst secretary of defense in our history. But even he got at least one idea right. “Stuff happens.” Indeed it does. The most frightful consequences flow from casual, sloppy, reckless decision-making and no major power is ever fully immune from that.

The Cold War was a period of remarkable stability. The *Untied States and the Soviet Union both madly built enormous arsenals of genocidal-capable thermonuclear weapons beyond the imagination of any previous military powers. But after the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis successive leaders of both powers rapidly sobered up. Even during the last spasm of serious tension under Soviet Leader Yury Andropov from 1982 to 1984, the Soviets were driven by fear rather than hate, and U.S. President Ronald Reagan belied his public hardline rhetoric and proved far more wise and cautious than even his own senior colleagues.

Jul 05 06:27

Itching for a Genocide

On Wednesday, the WashingtonPost, which has become the neocons’ media flagship, was virtually rubbing its hands with glee at the prospect of Western Ukraine’s military offensive to crush the ethnic Russians in Eastern Ukraine. In the print edition, the lead editorial had the light-hearted title: “Time’s up.”

Western Ukraine’s “anti-terrorist operation” against rebels in Eastern Ukraine has the makings of what could degenerate from scattered atrocities to ethnic cleansing to genocide. It already is a nasty war to suppress an ethnic minority through the use of military force, complete with references to the targeted population as insects and animals.

Jul 05 06:23

A Band-Aid Approach to Fixing the V.A.

With a change of leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs, we will have a test of how much difference a top leader makes in how well a large organization functions. Will Robert McDonald get the department to have better reviews than it did under Eric Shinseki?

McDonald’s appointment provides an opportunity for a related test. Any mention of the worth of a leader raises the question of the sky-high compensation that has become the norm among corporate CEOs, and of whether most of them could possibly be worth that much to an organization.

There is a lot to be said for the idea of requiring that funding be provided for the future medical care of veterans as part of any decision to go to war. That not only might help the maimed veterans we already have but will encourage long, hard thinking before creating more of them.

Jul 04 19:13

PRUDEN: An immigrant surge en route to a Third World USA

Maybe we’ve been conned. There’s a growing recognition that Barack Obama is an incompetent poser, working out of his depth, and his administration is the gang that can’t shoot straight.

Everything he touches becomes a bloody mess, like crushed bones and bits of flesh caught in the tracks of a tank slicing through a rank of soldiers (or civilians). Iraq, Syria, Egypt — all gone, as prospects for countries with a prosperous and democratic future.

The “reset” with Russia, meant to ensure that America and the replacement republic of the old Soviet Union can be friends, is a reset, sure enough. The new Russia looks more like a reset to the Cold War......

Jul 04 17:30

FALSE-FLAG ALERT - Russian Hackers Threaten Power Companies, Researchers Say

A Russian group of hackers known as “Energetic Bear” is attacking energy companies in the U.S. and Europe and may be capable of disrupting power supplies, cybersecurity researchers said.

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False-flag alert.

To find a lie, look for what should be there and is not. And what is missing here is a REASON for Russia to sabotage US civilian power stations, knowing such an act would result in a US military operation against Russia. Cui bono? Who benefits? Who gets what they want?

Certainly the US is desperate to escalate the campaign of wars they have been running for the last ten years. And the US is desperate to create a state of war with Russia (and China) to prevent the Ruble (and the Yuan) from further displacing the US dollar in international trade and banking. But Russia does not want war and has attacked nobody. Indeed, If Russia wanted war, they would simply launch an outright attack, military asset against military asset, to blunt the inevitable retaliatory strike.

This Russian Hacker story stinks of stolen Kuwaiti incubators and Saddam's nuclear weapons, and presages the US shutting off its own power stations to justify an unprovoked first strike at Russia!

Jul 04 17:28

Banking is Institutionalized Murder

by Anthony Migchels
(henrymakow.com)
USURY IS PURE MURDER!Look at how whole nations are gutted to pay off some filthy rich trillionaires.

And we have built our entire economy on this horrid plunder. On this monstrous sin!Banking is simply institutionalized Usury.

Capitalism is simply Banking.
The two rose to prominence together in Amsterdam, London and New York.

Jul 04 17:07

Israel bombs Gaza Strip, masses army on border

By Patrick Martin
4 July 2014

Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip again on Thursday, hitting at least 15 targets in the blockaded Palestinian territory, causing extensive damage and wounding at least 10 people, including a pregnant woman and a 65-year-old man.

The Israel Defense Forces moved tanks and artillery units towards Gaza, positioning them in advance of any order from the cabinet to invade the densely populated enclave, with nearly two million people crammed into an area of less than 200 square miles. The IDF also called up an undisclosed number of reservists for duty.

Jul 04 15:08

Reporting on Blackwater Operations in Iraq: Journalist James Risen Must Be Shielded from Department Of Justice Prosecution

James Risen of The New York Times, using recently disclosed State Department documents, has written a bombshell-of-a-story chronicling how Blackwater’s top manager threatened to kill the U.S. government’s chief investigator in 2007, thus thwarting an investigation into Blackwater’s operations just weeks before the company’s guardsmassacred 17 Iraqi civilians.

Jul 04 12:55

UK military’s secret plan to train Syrian rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad

The British military drew up a secret plan two years ago to train a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel force aimed at toppling president Bashar al-Assad. The plan was the brainchild of General Sir David Richards, then chief of staff. The military regularly draws up contingency plans for all kinds of scenarios, but this one was considered more seriously than most and widely circulated – including to Downing Street and senior US military staff. It was shelved as being too risky.

Jul 04 12:14

Lyon Air Museum B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Fuddy Duddy’ In ‘History Takes Flight’ Event Feb. 11

SANTA ANA, Calif., January 23, 2012—World War II comes to life on Sat., Feb. 11 at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport when the biggest, most powerful bird in Lyon Air Museum’s collection – the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Fuddy Duddy” – roars into the air as part of the Museum’s “History Takes Flight” program.

Jul 04 12:13

The U.S. Re-militarization of Central America and Mexico

During his brief visit to Costa Rica in May 2013, President Obama appeared eager to downplay the U.S. regional security agenda, emphasizing instead trade relations, energy cooperation, and youth programs. “So much of the focus ends up being on security,” he complained during a joint press conference with his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla. “But we also have to recognize that problems like narco-trafficking arise in part when a country is vulnerable because of poverty, because of institutions that are not working for the people, because young people don’t see a brighter future ahead.” Asked by a journalist about the potential use of U.S. warships to counter drug-trafficking, Obama was adamant: “I’m not interested in militarizing the struggle against drug trafficking.”

Jul 04 11:46

Camp Century: The U.S. Army’s secret arctic city *Video*

According to underground base researchers and people in-the-know, there are over 130 deep underground military bases in the United States.

Jul 04 11:41

Self-healing and healthcare independence

The reason the world loves and hates us is because of our independence. Today, we have a rogue president passing unconstitutional laws in order to force us to be dependent upon a medical system that is as faulty as his insurance website.

Jul 04 11:39

HARDtalk — An Intellectual Ambush Masquerading as Truth

Dr. Pappe fortunately is diplomatic, forthright, and capable of avoiding Sackur’s strategy to condemn his work as non-academic and biased toward the Palestinians.

Sakur’s questioning continues to interrogate Pappe as one sided pointing out that after all “stuff happens” in wartime, borrowing a phrase from our own intellectual wizard, Donald Rumsfeld. Pappe’s response is both truthful and honest and it that fractures Sakur’s deflection of the real history Pappe records in his work.

Jul 04 10:14

HARDtalk Speaks to Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe

This is a very interesting discussion, which takes the form of an adversarial debate.

Two topics were addressed:

1) “was there premeditated ethnic cleansing in 1948 as opposed to a wartime situation in which the expulsion of the Palestinian population was incidental”, as Benny Morris claims, and

2) “was the evacuation of the Palestinians justified or moral”, as Benny Morris again claims. The adversarial nature of the discussion was essentially a debate between Pappe and Morris, with Mr Sackur playing the role of Benny Morris.

Jul 04 10:11

The Democrats Are Finally Turning Away from Israel And it’s high time they did

Personality explains a lot about how we’ve reached this point. While publicly the two countries have played nice, there is clearly no love lost in Barack Obama’s administration for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Things got off to a rocky start in early 2009 when Netanyahu initially refused the United States’ request for a settlement freeze. They got worse when Netanyahu sought to give Obama a “history lesson” in the Oval Office on the security challenges facing Israel; they plummeted further during the 2012 election when Bibi all but endorsed the president’s Republican rival, Mitt Romney; and they took a major hit when Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon publicly disparaged Kerry.

Jul 04 09:36

IN MEMORIAM; JULY 4th, 1776

uly 4th should be a day of celebration… a day of joy. Today, it is merely another day on the calendar. The United States is no longer the proud independent country it was meant to be. Even worse, it has become the country that has been instrumental in the denial of independence to other nations, just to name a few….
Palestine
Afghanistan
Iran
Iraq
There are more….. many more.

Jul 04 08:04

On July 4, Be a Patriot: Stop Another US Military Intervention in Iraq

This July 4, the fireworks won’t just be in celebration of Independence Day. There will undoubtedly be fireworks in cities throughout the Middle East, as the region, engulfed in violence, further explodes. The US military and US taxdollars are already deeply entangled in Middle Easterners’ lives (and deaths), and President Obama is under pressure to get further involved in the wars in Iraq and Syria. But what advice would our nation’s founders give the 44th president this July 4?

Jul 04 06:25

July 4: “Patriotic Rituals R Us”. American Independence and Frederick Douglass’ Echoes Through The Ages

The wheel of the calendar has turned again, and July 4th is upon us once again, a day for the consumption of 155 million pounds of hot dogs, and fireworks—75% of the pyro technics industry’s revenues ignite in an average 1400 displays on the federal holiday marking the anniversary of American Independence.

Patriotric rituals r’ often us, although, never mind, that American celebrations only began after the war of 1812, and that it took quite a while for London to even respond to our declaration.

Quiet as its kept, actual independence only arrived on September, 3, 1783 when Great Britain formally abandoned its claims to its colonies and signed the Treaty of Paris.

Jul 03 20:13

Staged Disaster Looms

You have to shake your head and almost laugh at this staged shutdown taking place and all the fear mongering going on. As we know, this is all done by the same sociopaths itching to pull off the next false flag to bump their program into the next gear. 9/11 Redux – Reinforcing the Meme

The driving force and motives behind all of this are painfully clear.

The wake up is hitting critical mass. The truth about 9/11 and these concocted, engineered wars has been blown wide open on a massive scale and they want to put that fire out.

Jul 03 17:26

Obama escalation raises specter of Iraq ‘mission creep’

LAWMAKERS AND ANTI-WAR GROUPS RAISE FLAGS ABOUT ADDITIONAL TROOP DEPLOYMENTS AND CALLS FOR EXECUTIVE “FLEXIBILITY”

Jul 03 17:17

What did $7 billion spent on opium eradication in Afghanistan buy? More opium.

With the outcome of Afghanistan's controversial presidential election still in doubt, and uncertainty over Afghan forces' ability to stand against the Taliban after most US forces withdraw, it's hard to say with certainty what the US-led war there has accomplished, or failed to accomplish.

Jul 03 14:53

Hybrid war - hybrid response? (NATO Review)

When a country is attacked by conventional land, sea or air forces, it is usually clear how to best respond

Jul 03 13:25

U.S., Iran Join Forces Against ISIS in Iraq

In the ultimate twist of irony, U.S. military forces have joined with Iranian forces to confront ISIS in Iraq.

Jul 03 13:02

MILITARY BASES ‘TURNING INTO REFUGEE CAMPS’

Texas officials appealed to the Obama administration on Thursday to secure the U.S.-Mexico border once and for all as waves of illegal immigrant children overwhelm the system, with one lawmaker saying U.S. military bases effectively have been transformed into camps to handle the influx.

Jul 03 12:46

Cryptome: Snowden Doc Dump Will Prevent July War

According to John Young and Cryptome Snowden documents rumored to be released this month will prevent a war planned by the United States...

Jul 03 12:41

Big Central Bankers: The Root of Pure Evil. The Major Source of Instability around the World.

To the central bankers. To have a currency that competes with their debt based currency scheme that threatens their monopoly on controlling the money supply must not stand. Through their tax free foundations funding NGOs(Non Governmental Organizations). These organizations that are foreign agents of a power outside the jurisdiction foment ethnic or sectarian violence playing divide and conquer in order to try to overthrow governments that does not want a central bank.

Jul 03 11:18

Itching for a Genocide

Western Ukraine’s “anti-terrorist operation” against rebels in Eastern Ukraine has the makings of what could degenerate from scattered atrocities to ethnic cleansing to genocide. It already is a nasty war to suppress an ethnic minority through the use of military force, complete with references to the targeted population as insects and animals.

Jul 03 10:27

July 4th Militarist Bunkum (an encore by request) - Paul Craig Roberts

Did you know that 85 to 90 percent of war’s casualties are non-combatant civilians? That is the conclusion reached by a nine-person research team in the June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The deaths of soldiers who are fighting the war are a small part of the human and economic cost. Clearly, wars do not protect the lives of civilians. The notion that soldiers are dying for us is false. Non-combatants are the main victims of war.

Keep that in mind for July 4th, which is arriving tomorrow.

Jul 03 08:15

Bombings Continue as Israeli Troops Mass on Gaza Border

Leaders speak of calming tensions, but violence continues as tensions burn

Jul 03 07:41

As Iraq Burns, US Plans $500 Million to Terrorists in Syria

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The New York Times in its article, “Obama Requests Money to Train ‘Appropriately Vetted’ Syrian Rebels,” stated:

"President Obama requested $500 million from Congress on Thursday to train and equip what the White House is calling “appropriately vetted” members of the Syrian opposition, reflecting increased worry about the spillover of the Syrian conflict into Iraq."

The reportage is a stunning entanglement of contradictions, claiming that the additional funding for terrorists fighting in Syria will somehow address “spillover” that is in fact a direct result of US, NATO, and their Persian Gulf collaborators’ creation, expansion, and perpetuation of the war in Syria in the first place...

Jul 03 07:29

(Another) Idiot Economist Says We Need "Major War" to Save the Economy

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Here's your rifle...

Jul 03 03:22

UN: ISIL terrorists have created very dangerous situation for Iraqi children

“It’s all very well for the United Nations to write reports…

Reports are no good, unless something is done about them…The United Nations has known that this situation was developing since 2011, the UN had its eyes on it.

“These militants, the fact that they still exist is because they got aid and training…This is not something that developed from nowhere…The culprits are the people who are responsible for supporting and funding ISIL… the United States and its Arab allies need to be held accountable for the fate of these children… says Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich an independent researcher and writer with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and the role of the lobby.

Jul 02 20:49

Tom Lehrer - Send the Marines

A little musical editorial comment from the Great Mathmetician,Satirist and self described Agnostic Atheist Tom Lehrer! Things haven't really changed!

Jul 02 18:16

America’s Real Foreign Policy – A Corporate Protection Racket

The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs. In these comments, I can only provide a few hints as to how I think the subject can be productively explored, keeping to the United States for several reasons. First, the U.S. is unmatched in its global significance and impact.

Jul 02 16:15

PHOTOS OF THE BOMBING OF EASTERN UKRAINE THE AMERICAN MEDIA DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE!

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As an experiment I converted all these images to black and white, and they could have been taken in WW2.

Jul 02 16:05

A Declaration of Independence — In virtual CONGRESS

Editor’s Note: On this Fourth of July, will President Obama speak directly to the American people ?

Though the U.S. has been deceived with stunning consistency by the neocons (zio-cons) for more than six decades, a mid-course correction remains possible. If this US president can concede to himself that his political career is a product of those complicit at this deceit, he may yet emerge as the transformative leader that his supporters once hoped he could be.

If President Barack Obama can be honest with himself, he will speak candidly to the American people and explain why this long-running deceit must be brought to a speedy close.

History gave him an opportunity to be the last President of the Old America or the first President of the Next America. Let us hope he attempts to be the ‘transformative leader’.

If not, as J V. MD declares below, “We will do it ourselves.”

Jul 02 13:09

Police Say Mine-resistant Vehicles Just Like ‘soft body armor’

"It’s just like soft body armor that police officers utilize daily." -- That’s the analogy Madison Police Capt. Vic Wahl uses when discussing his department’s newly operational Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, a 30-ton armored truck used in Middle East war zones that is designed to survive attacks from improvised-explosive devices.

Jul 02 13:05

Whistleblower alleges VA benefit application purge in Georgia

Eligibility Center program specialist Scott Davis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that health benefit applications for more than 10,000 veterans may have been improperly purged from the Health Eligibility Center's national data system in DeKalb County.

The center doesn't process all applications, but helps manage the national enrollment computer system and offers enrollment guidance for VA hospitals across the country.

Davis, who joined the VA in April of 2011, began filing complaints in January and said managers were focused on meeting goals linked to the Affordable Care Act to meet their bonus targets. He also asked the VA's Office of the Inspector General to investigate the potential mishandling of a $5 million federal contract.

Jul 02 10:54

Germany considers weapons-capable drones

Following an apparently "successful" run with leased surveillance drones in Afghanistan, Germany's Defence Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has now expressed interest in buying weapons-capable drone technology - under the pretence that it will "protect soldiers from attack".

Jul 02 10:01

Government Agents Given a “License to Kill” Environmental Protestors in Peru

POLICE AND MILITARY AGENTS IN PERU HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO KILL GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS ON SITE

Jul 02 08:54

Similarities Between 1914 And 2014

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the (non-mainstream) media is starting to talk about the parallels between then and now. Could it be true that there are similarities? In this article, I would like to discuss some of the intriguing, and frankly disturbing, parallels I see between the period just prior to WWI and today. I think that understanding these parallels is of utmost importance, not only because the events leading up to WWI are, in my view, also the indirect cause of the Second World War, but they are important to understand the similar problems we could be facing today.

Jul 02 08:30

A Silence on Atrocities: US Intimidated by Its Own Mercenaries

Even the mightiest have their come-uppance when their internal logic spews out destructiveness returning on the self—“blowback” in a way perhaps not seen before. I refer to James Risen’s extraordinary article in the New York Times, “Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater,” (June 30), in which the customary meaning of “blowback” refers to policies, e.g., the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, the “pivot” of military power to the Pacific intent on the encirclement, containment, isolation of China, produce unintended, or if intended, still unwelcome, consequences for the initiator of the policy or action.

Jul 02 08:21

A Declaration of Independence — In virtual CONGRESS

Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

The Declaration of the fifty United States of America

Jul 02 06:18

Top 10 takeaways from Putin’s foreign policy speech

‘Non-interference principle must be fit into European realities’

Western interference in Ukraine led to catastrophic consequences for the country, Putin said, suggesting measures to prevent the repetition of a similar scenario in other countries on the continent.

“The task is to fit the traditional principle of non-interference into modern European realities, initiating a serious international discussion of the issue. We all need some kind of a safety net in Europe, so that the Iraqi, Libyan, Syrian and Ukrainian precedents won’t turn into a contagious disease.”

“It’s crucial that the Russian-Chinese friendship isn’t directed against anybody whatsoever. We don’t create any military alliances. On the contrary, it’s an example of equal, respectful and productive cooperation between the two states in the 21st century.”

Jul 02 06:13

Actor Gary Oldman faces tribal backlash

British actor Gary Oldman, who has starred in dozens of blockbuster Hollywood films including Air Force One, Harry Potter and the Dark Knight series, was recently taken to task for comments he made in the latest issue of Playboy magazine.

“It’s the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy,” Oldman declared.

The Zionist Anti-Defamation League and their mouthpieces in the mass media verbally assailed Oldman for this lone remark about Jewish control of the movie business and what he sees as the hypocrisy of the Jewish establishment who have expressed clear prejudices against Germans while policing every little negative remark about Jews in the public sphere.

Jul 02 04:58

Definitive Analysis: War Is Bad for the Economy

Preface: Two weeks ago, well-known economist Tyler Cowen (a professor at George Mason University)argued in the New York Times that wars – especially “major wars” - are good for the economy.

Cowen joins extremely influential economists like Paul Krugman and Martin Feldstein – and various talking heads – in promoting this idea.

Also, many congressmen assume that cutting pork-barrel military spending would hurt their constituents’ jobs.

Jul 01 18:05

Putin to West: Stop turning world into 'global barracks,' dictating rules to others

- Russia’s president has blamed the turmoil in Ukraine on the country’s newly-elected leader Petro Poroshenko. Vladimir Putin also criticized the West for its intention to turn the planet into a "global barracks."

Jul 01 11:41

The Leading Edge of Peace: Our Evolutionary Path Forward

The news headlines tell us everyday that we live in a violent world. From global violence in some of the more recent hot-spots like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine, to urban and domestic violence -- and school shootings that are growing so frequent they don't always even make the top headline anymore -- there are indeed countless tragic examples.

Jul 01 11:07

Vet Finally Gets Doctor’s Appointment with VA — 2 YEARS After He Died!

Chase says she will never forget that walk from the mailbox. “It was 22 months too late, I kind of thought I was in the twilight zone when I opened this letter and read it.” -- At the bottom of the letter, dated June 12, it reads: “We are committed to providing primary care in a timely manner and would greatly appreciate a prompt response.”

Jul 01 09:15

Government Stops Glenn Greenwald from Publishing His Big Snowden Revelation … But Others Will Release ALL of the Snowden Documents to Prevent a War

A month ago, Glenn Greenwald announced that he was going to publish his biggest story yet: the names of those the NSA has been spying on.

Earlier today, Greenwald tweeted that he would finally publish the story tonight at midnight.

8 hours later, he tweeted:

After 3 months working on our story, USG [the United States government] today suddenly began making new last-minute claims which we intend to investigate before publishing

Many responded that it’s a trap, and that the government is dishonestly and illegally censoring Greewald.

At the same time, Cryptome announced that all of the Snowden documents will be released in July … supposedly in order to avert a war.

“July is when war begins unless headed off by Snowden full release of crippling intel. After war begins not a chance of release,” Cryptome tweeted on its official feed. “Warmongerers are on a rampage. So, yes, citizens holding Snowden docs will do the right thing,” it said.

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The wait on the release of these documents is making me very nervous.

Cornered animals - and governments - are both very dangerous.

And if in fact the US government has a good sense of precisely what is in these documents, what will prevent them from going to war sooner than the July 18th-21st window?!?!?

The short answer, unfortunately, is...not much.

Jul 01 09:01

Vet Finally Gets VA Doctor's Appointment -- 2 Years After He Died

Jul 01 08:28

U.S. AND COLUMBIA BASED COAL MINES ‘FUNDED COLOMBIA PARAMILITARIES’

The Hague – A Dutch non-governmental group on Monday accused two coal mining companies in Colombia’s restive northeast of having sponsored paramilitary groups to protect their business interests.

“Between 1996 and 2006 paramilitaries murdered 3 100 people and displaced 55 000 farmers from their land,” PAX for Peace said in a report, released in the Netherlands.

PAX, a Christian-based NGO situated in the central city of Utrecht accused US-based coal company Drummond and Colombia-based Prodeco – a subsidiary of global mining giant Glencore – of benefiting from these rights abuses.

Jul 01 08:11

The US War Against Russia Is Already Underway

How true is the spreading belief that President Obama has ruined US foreign policy, and how does it actually work? The Voice of Russia is discussing it with Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of the US Treasury, currently the chairman of The Institute for Political Economy.

Jul 01 08:03

The era of American drone supremacy is fading – but the threat of drone multipolarity is real – and potentially endless

So writes Edward Luce in the FT. He points out that there is no treaty governing the use of military drones as for the use of nuclear weapons.

Jul 01 07:34

Report: Militarized Police Treating Citizens as “Wartime Enemies”

Joe Wolverton, II
Activist Post

As the number of troop-heavy foreign interventions decreases, the warcraft and weaponry used in battle are now being deployed in neighborhoods as members and machines of law enforcement become increasingly indistinguishable from those of the military.

This is the situation as revealed in a new report published by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) entitled “War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing.”

“A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2 year-old son” is perhaps the best example of a headline announcing the horrific impact this conversion can have when left unchecked...

Jun 30 12:32

US creates time bomb situation in Russia: Analyst

The decades-old eastward expansion of the US-led NATO is a provocative act as it infringes upon Russia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, an analyst writes for Press TV.

Jun 30 06:47

USS Bataan with 1,000 marines to Join Six Other Warships in the Persian Gulf

CNN is reporting that the USS Bataan is being sent to the Persian Gulf with 1,000 marines on board. There is no word of a planned invasion. That will make seven warships there — the USS Arleigh Burke, the USS Truxton, the USS Gunston Hall, the USS George HW Bush, the USS O’Kane, the USS Philippine Sea, and the USS Mesa Verde – along with helicopters and warplanes that can be used for an invasion or for an evacuation of US citizens.

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Yeah, I can seem them using warplanes to evacuate Americans ... one at a time in that back seat ... except for the Harrier, the F-18, the F-22, the still-not-operation F-35, all of which have just one seat for the pilot. Are they planning to mount those American evacuees on the wing rails? :)

Jun 30 06:45

Fear and loathing at Hotel Babylon

It’s payback time: The Obama administration’s “strategy” (remember “Don’t Do Stupid Shit”, the Ukraine strategy?) is to impose regime change on al-Maliki; after all, he had the bad taste of refusing to let US troops keep occupying Iraq past the 2012 deadline, and on top of it his government is close to Tehran.

Jun 30 06:27

“After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts

Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution.

Jun 30 06:19

50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle on the horrors they saw

When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman.

The next day, Ms. Riviello said, she was removed from her post as senior nurse manager and given a full-time desk job that prohibited her from contact with patients. She eventually was reprimanded and is facing a 30-day unpaid suspension for releasing the woman.

Now, Ms. Riviello is one of more than 50 whistleblowers who say the Veterans Affairs Department retaliated against them for trying to do their jobs.

Jun 29 17:29

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS! UPDATED!

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

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I am helping Zane collect material for an updated version of the video for "All Wars are Bankers' Wars" and decided to add them to the original article as illustrations.

At present, this article and video are being chased around the net by an obvious team of paid propagandists attacking everything in it, denouncing it all as "fake" and "conspiracy", that I am a "commie kook", and how Private Central Bankers are a beacon unto the world, the salvation of us all, yadda yadda yadda from which I deduce that the schemers behind Private Central Banking are getting very worried indeed that the people of planet Earth are onto their little centuries old scam!

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Jun 29 07:58

The Lessons of World War I: The 100th Anniversary of the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

June 28, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the famous political assassination in Sarajevo, Serbia, that was the spark that started World War I, the war that was widely called “the war to end all wars”, because of the unendurable mutual mass slaughter of an entire generation of young European men (on all sides of the war).

Jun 27 13:47

F-35 Burns on Runway During Testing

roubles never seem to end for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Not yet fully operational, the nuclear-capable fighter-bomber recently had different test versions either leak oil in flight or burst into flames on takeoff.

The F-35 is the world’s most expensive weapons system – $400 billion and counting. The estimated lifetime cost of this military-industrial project is $1.5 trillion. The F-35 is already close to a decade behind schedule and its cost is already more than twice the original estimate. The Pentagon has lowered its performance specs and it’s still years from being operational.

Jun 27 09:43

Jon Rappoport: "How many covert ops can dance on the head of a pin?"

Every covert op needs a cover story. That is, the public must be made to look in the wrong direction.

A cover story not only hides the identity of perpetrators, it also imparts the wrong meaning to the event being staged.

Example: a war is set in motion, in order to bankrupt several governments. But the public is told the war means: "protecting democracy."

Major covert ops have more than one objective. A war will bankrupt governments; it will also result in a peace treaty that creates a larger cooperative structure than previously existed, spanning several nations---and the men who end up running that larger structure are the same men who triggered the war in the first place. They wind up with more control and power than they had before.

Jun 27 09:26

22 Nations Ready for the World’s Largest Maritime Exercise

Held biannually by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) is a multinational maritime exercise that takes place in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series, scheduled from June 26 to August 1.

RIMPAC is a valuable training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safe transit of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.

Twenty-two nations, 49 surface ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate. Representatives from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States will participate.

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I have a ring-side seat, and expect the US Navy will put on a pretty good fireworks show for July 4th, to show off a bit!

A lot of people are wondering why China is involved this year given the strained relations between China and many of the other nations taking part in RIMPAC, especially the United States.

I can't help but think about Tom Clancy's book, "Debt of Honor", in which Japan initiates open warfare against the United States in the middle of a joint training exercise by "accidentally" crippling two aircraft carriers and killing two 688 fast attack subs.

Now I really do not think China is stupid enough to attack the rest of the RIMPAC participants, but we also know that the US Government is desperate to revive the war agenda, and China, or to be more accurate, the Yuan, is on the US Government's Special High Interest Targets list right now. So RIMPAC presents an opportunity for the US to sink some RIMPAC ships and claim it is a Chinese sneak attack.

All of a sudden, having a ring-side seat isn't sound so good!

Jun 27 09:13

TODAY’S ZIO-TOON OF THE DAY

The following appeared in today’s Jerusalem Post …..

Obviously the lives of American soldiers are worthless to the zionists …

Pathetic but funny

Jun 27 07:21

'The US is pushing its NATO allies to sanction Russia to please Wall Street'

The US is aggressively pushing NATO allies in Europe towards sanctions, while some of them are resisting for their own economic interests because it is harmful to them, Sara Flounders, the head of the International Action Center told RT.

Jun 26 08:27

Mapping Militarism

World Beyond War has created a set of online interactive maps to help us all see where and how war and preparations for war exist in the world today. You can find the maps we’ve created thus far at http://bit.ly/mappingmilitarism and send us your ideas for more maps here. We’ll be updating some of these maps with new data every year and displaying animation of the progress away from war or the regress toward more war as the case may be.

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Looks like the USA is number 1 in at least one category! BOMBING PEOPLE!

Jun 26 08:03

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars ON VIMEO!

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars from Helle534 on Vimeo.

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Facebook is NOT blocking the URL to the Vimeo version of this video!

Jun 26 06:45

Historians reveal secrets of UK gun-running which lengthened the American civil war by two years

New historical and archaeological research is shining an embarrassing light on one of the darkest periods of British foreign policy.

Investigations by a leading Scottish maritime historian have succeeded, for the first time, in locating the main secret British headquarters of the American Civil War Confederate government’s transatlantic gun-running operation.

Other research, carried out over the past decade, has revealed the extraordinary extent to which substantial sections of Britain’s business elite were working with impunity to help the slave-owning southern states win the Civil War – despite the fact that Britain was officially neutral and had outlawed slavery almost 30 years earlier.

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The reason Britain was assisting the Confederacy had nothing to do with slavery and everything to do with Abraham Lincoln funding the war with a government-issued currency instead of borrowing bank notes at interest from private bankers.

"If this mischievous financial policy, which has its origin in North America, shall become endurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. The brains, and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That country must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe." -- The London Times responding to Lincoln's decision to issue government Greenbacks.

In 1872 New York bankers sent a letter to every bank in the United States, urging them to fund newspapers that opposed government-issued money (Lincoln's greenbacks).

"Dear Sir: It is advisable to do all in your power to sustain such prominent daily and weekly newspapers... as will oppose the issuing of greenback paper money, and that you also withhold patronage or favors from all applicants who are not willing to oppose the Government issue of money. Let the Government issue the coin and the banks issue the paper money of the country... [T]o restore to circulation the Government issue of money, will be to provide the people with money, and will therefore seriously affect your individual profit as bankers and lenders." -- Triumphant plutocracy; the story of American public life from 1870 to 1920, by Lynn Wheeler

"It will not do to allow the greenback, as it is called, to circulate as money any length of time, as we cannot control that." -- Triumphant plutocracy; the story of American public life from 1870 to 1920, by Lynn Wheeler

"Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power, and chattel slavery destroyed. This, I and my European friends are in favor of, for slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care for the laborer, while the European plan, led on by England, is for capital to control labor by controlling the wages. THIS CAN BE DONE BY CONTROLLING THE MONEY." -- Triumphant plutocracy; the story of American public life from 1870 to 1920, by Lynn Wheeler

The private banking families of Europe had been horrified at the upstart United States throwing off the slavery of the Bank of England, then darting to shut down the first two attempts to re-enslave them to private central banks (the first such shut down triggered the war of 1812 and the second the attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson).

The banking families of Europe saw in the Civil War a chance to end Lincoln's greenbacks and with a Confederate victory, bring the United Stares back into the clutches of a predatory banking system where all commerce must be carried out using bank notes borrowed at interest from the bankers; the very system the United States had fought a revolution to be free of.

"The refusal of King George 3rd to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution." -- Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father

At one point, both Britain and France considered invading the United States ion support of the Confederacy but were held at bay by Russia, which had just ended the serfdom system and had a state central bank similar to the system the United States had been founded on.

Britain's gun-running to the Confederacy was never about the slavery of the blacks, but about the slavery of all people to the private central banks.

Jun 25 17:28

F-35 flight suspension to continue

Flights of the Air Force’s version of the F-35 fighter jet will remain suspended indefinitely here after one of the planes caught on fire on the runway on Monday.

Jun 25 11:48

US-soldier asks for asylum in Germany after going AWOL to avoid deployment in Iraq

The U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd today instructed his attorney to institute legal proceedings against the negative ruling on his application for asylum by the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge that was served two days ago.

Jun 25 09:56

EU wants stronger military industry

The European Commission on Tuesday (24 June) laid out plans on how to boost the EU’s military and defence industries.

It wants to create a single market on defence, make it more profitable, and intensify and merge research with the civil sector.

Antonio Tajani, the EU industry commissioner, said greater defence collaboration is needed between member states to enable the EU to “adequately face its security challenges”.

Tajani described the plan in terms of helping the EU pull itself out of the economic crisis.

“It is vital that the European defence industry remains a world-leading centre for manufacturing and innovation, creating highly qualified jobs and growth,” he said in a statement.

The commission says budget cuts, the crisis, and a fragmented internal market are threats to the industry and the EU’s overall defence capabilities.

It notes the sector in 2012 employed 400,000 people and generated a €96 billion turnover.

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It appears that the EU is working toward a perpetual war model of its economy; to say that this is more than somewhat alarming is like saying the Titanic took on a little ice!!

Jun 25 08:54

Why the USA and England Had to Start World War Two

Why the USA and England Had to Start World War Two
Why? Basically because their gangster overlords, the sleazy criminals that slither around the banks in Wall Street and the City of London financial district told them to get the war on.

The banksters were deathly afraid that Hitler's resuscitation of Germany's economy, which had been on life support and falling fast, but got turned around in a matter of years into what got called an economic miracle would start spreading to other nations, many of whom were being destroyed from within by the perverted banksters choke-hold on those nations.

They knew that if Hitler's plan started catching on elsewhere, their centuries old con of debt based currency would no longer be needed or used and that would put the fiat banks out of business, not only seriously impacting their very lucrative incomes, but worse, strip away all their power.

That could not be allowed to happen.

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More confirmation of the central thesis in All Ware are Bankers' Wars

And speaking of confirmation, I continue to get emails reporting that Facebook is blocking any and all attempts to link to either the text article or the video of All Wars are Bankers' Wars.

Jun 24 13:04

VA ‘misconduct’ may have led to 1,000 deaths: report

Bureaucratic red tape and incompetent work by VA staffers may have contributed to the premature deaths of as many as 1,000 vets, according to a damning congressional report.

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I expect the real number is much higher.

Jun 24 11:02

“The machiavelian threefold game of the neoconservatives”

To realize their fantasies of world domination, the neocons resorted to a triple discourse, as Laurent Guyénot shows in this study, i.e. a cynical political philosophy developed by their mentor Leo Strauss for domestic consumption; a cold analysis of Israeli strategic interests for the benefit of the leaders in Tel Aviv, and a fear-mongering warning against imaginary dangers besetting U.S. public opinion.

Jun 24 08:41

VA deaths covered up to make statistics look better, whistle-blower says

Records of dead veterans were changed or physically altered, some even in recent weeks, to hide how many people died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital, a whistle-blower told CNN in stunning revelations that point to a new coverup in the ongoing VA scandal.

"Deceased" notes on files were removed to make statistics look better, so veterans would not be counted as having died while waiting for care, Pauline DeWenter said.

DeWenter should know. DeWenter is the actual scheduling clerk at the Phoenix VA who said for the better part of a year she was ordered by supervisors to manage and handle the so-called "secret waiting list," where veterans' names of those seeking medical care were often placed, sometimes left for months with no care at all.

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What the VA did to these Vets was immoral and unconscionable; however I may feel about the wars in which the US government indulges, our soldiers deserve the best standard of care possible, period, end of discussion.

Jun 23 08:30

BACK TO BAGHDAD!

One would think the neoconservatives who engineered the Iraq War – the worst disaster for the United States since Vietnam – would never emerge from hiding.

Not so. With dazzling chutzpah, former Vice President Dick Cheney, the real power in the Bush administration, just claimed President Barack Obama was responsible for the growing mess in Iraq.

Obama is a wimp allowing America’s foes to run rampant across the Mideast and Eastern Europe, growled Cheney. He wants US troops to reoccupy Iraq, and maybe Syria. Cheney’s blustering was applauded by another over-the-hill dotard, Republican party leader Sen. John McCain.

Out from the Washington woodwork crept a swarm of neoconservatives. They joined Cheney in blasting Obama over Iraq and calling for more wars against the Muslim world.

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If they think war on the Middle East is so great, give them all rifles and parachutes, load them on a plane, and drop them in. BUT LEAVE OUR KIDS AT HOME!

Jun 23 06:37

Iraq ISIS Crisis — The Zionist Treason that Has Led Syria, Iraq and Ultimately America to Disaster

In the most hypocritical statement to date, one of the most radical supporters of aid to the terrorists in Syria, made the following statement quoted by a CBS News article, “Will ISIS plan a 9/11-style terror plot against the U.S.?”

“Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that U.S. officials have warned the next major attack on U.S. soil could emanate from the region.

“The seeds of 9/11s are being planted all over Iraq and Syria,” Graham said. “They want an Islamic caliphate that runs through Syria and Iraq…and they plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home.”

Jun 22 08:36

US is militarizing Ukraine to invade Russia. Sergei Glazyev

Jun 22 08:10

Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Sunni militants taking over Iraq have quickly gained power because the United States has armed their group in Syria.

“I think we have to understand first how we got here,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We have been arming [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] ISIS in Syria.”

ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, has been collaborating with the Syrian rebels whom the Obama administration has been arming in their efforts to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Paul explained.

Jun 22 06:13

"Over 400 Military Drones Have MALFUNCTIONED And Crashed Into Homes, Farms And Highways!"

Jun 21 16:57

BEX ALERT - Russia is getting ready to repeat Gleiwitz incident

Heightened rhetoric by RF (Russian Federation) representatives about “allegedly repeated” invasions of Ukrainian armed forces reminded similar tactics of Nazi Germany that started World War II.

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This supports the idea that the US, as the war to force the world back to Bretton-Woods and the Petrodollar crumbles, is looking to try to create outright war with Russia and China, whose Rubles and Yuans are rapidly displacing the self-destructing dollar for international trade and banking.

Let us be clear; Russia does not want or need to invade anyone. It is the United States that has been invading, bombing, drone-striking, and no-so-covertly overthrowing governments to install puppet rulers friendly to US financial interests. 17 nations so far on two continents. Technically the US has already started a new world war. Plus operations are underway to overthrow elected governments and replace them with puppet regimes in many other nations, including the US overthrow of Ukraine's elected government last January which is why we are in this mess now.

It is the US that wants to start a war with Russia, but want to make it look like it is Russia's fault!

Jun 21 09:35

Failure of the primary mission at the VA – vets died while VA bureaucrats obsessed over green energy installation

Green energy gets the green light while people that served our country with honor have to wait in line, dying while waiting.

For example, does anyone other than Eco-zealots give a flying f about having solar car ports at the VA?

Jun 20 10:42

EDITORIAL: Strange priorities at the VA

The administrators at the Veterans Administration have apparently been busy while old soldiers waited to see a doctor, after all. Serving those who served is not necessarily a priority, but saving the planet is Job 1. Solar panels and windmills can be more important than the touch of a healing hand.

Jun 20 10:27

Sailor's inability to appear in court while serving on submarine threatens custody of daughter

A sailor dad serving overseas may soon lose custody of his little girl all because of his inability to appear in a Michigan courtroom.

Proud patriot and father Matthew Hindes is stationed in a submarine somewhere in the Pacific where the custody battle of his 6-year-old girl should be the last thing on his mind.

Instead, reportedly four years after he was granted permanent custody of his child from his ex-wife, a circuit court judge has ordered him to appear in court over his ex-wife's custody petition filed last year.

"At this point, I don't think I have any alternative but to enter a bench warrant for his arrest," Judge Margaret Noe stated Monday, despite reviewing a letter authenticating his service overseas, according to the Daily Telegram.

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I believe the phrase "extenuating circumstances" comes into play here.

In WW1, the draft board issued a draft notification for my grandfather Walter Smith (the one who used to get drunk with Nixon) and when he failed to appear sent out the police to arrest him as a draft dodger. My family led these officers a merry chase all across the New Hampshire countryside insisting they had seen Walt only yesterday in some town 20 miles that direction. The truth was Walt was already in Europe with the hastily formed Yankee Division where he lost a lung to German mustard gas and was eventually awarded the Croix de Guerre.

Jun 20 07:32

FLASHBACK - Pentagon guilty of billion-dollar accounting fraud, reveals Reuters investigation

A new report from Reuters has discovered widespread accounting fraud at the Pentagon, describing a budget of more than $8 trillion disappearing into a mess of corrupted data, erroneous reports, and unauditable ledgers. Sources from the Department of Finance and Accounting describe the arduous process of squaring the Navy's books with the US Treasury outlays, dealing with obviously inaccurate numbers or entries that were simply left blank. The data usually arrives just two days before deadline, and supervisors direct the office to enter false numbers — known as "plugs" — to square the accounts and conceal the agencies' patchy bookkeeping. The result is fraudulent figures that can reach as high as a trillion dollars in a single year, simply to make the Pentagon books match the Treasury's budget.

Jun 20 06:29

The End Of Anglo-American Hegemony

As Western dependence on Third World resources has increased, it has become increasingly necessary for the international bankers and their corporations to include local elite cliques in their capital accumulation schemes, making a small group of local people extremely wealthy so that this group will cooperate in selling local resources cheaply to the West.

Jun 19 18:26

U.S. Military Blocks Infowars.com

The U.S. Military has blocked Infowars.com, with active duty personnel contacting us to confirm that the website is inaccessible to over 700,000 servicemembers worldwide having been labeled “violence/hate/racism.”

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I understand from some military readers that my website has also been so honored!

Jun 19 14:20

Ukrainian Conflict Could Lead to Gas Rationing

Michael Rivero: Did the US arm the rebels now rampaging through northern Iraq?

Jun 19 09:47

Ed Miliband - A Shameless Zionist In Our Midst

As the Brits were expressing their disapproval of ‘Red Ed’ and his clumsy politics, the Labour leader found the time to socialise with the Jewish Lobby. The following is Ed Miliband’s speech to LFI (Labour Friends Of Israel), the same Zionist Lobby group that funded Blair’s government as it drove Britain into a criminal war in Iraq.

In his speech, Ed Miliband affirms his deep Zionist affiliation. The verdict on his reign is clear, Miliband should never have been the leader of a major British political party. He would have been better suited for a position as a local Rabbi or a part time job as an Israeli consular.

Jun 19 08:11

US changes nuclear strategy to first strike: Analyst

The United States has changed its military doctrine in favor of using nuclear weapons for preemptive purposes, an analyst writes for Press TV.

“US war doctrine has been changed. US nuclear weapons are no longer restricted to a retaliatory force, but have been elevated to the role of preemptive nuclear attack,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote in a column for Press TV website.

The analyst’s article comes against the backdrop of ongoing tensions between Russia and the US over Ukraine.

Washington has long accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine by providing arms and support to pro-Russian protesters in the East European country. Russia dismisses allegations of involvement in Ukraine’s unrest.

“Washington has begun the run-up to the Third World War, and Europeans seem to be onboard,” wrote Roberts, adding that the US government has been “demonizing Russia…with shameless lies and propaganda” in an attempt to prepare Americans and its allies for “war with Russia.”

Jun 19 07:35

Canadian Forces' return to old-style ranks, insignia costs millions

At a time of federal belt-tightening, the Conservative government's return to World War II-era ranks and insignia will require new dress uniforms for Canadian soldiers and naval officers at a cost of $4.5 million.

Defence Department figures show the bulk of that cost — $3.1 million — will go to buy new jackets for the dark green dress uniforms army officers wear to formal events and on parades.

A similar change for naval officers — the addition of a curl to the top bar of their traditional naval rank — has a cost of $1.35 million, the Defence Department says.
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That puts the cost of new jackets for the highest-ranking soldiers and sailors at almost $4.5 million.

Those costs are only necessary because of Conservative government changes to rank titles for the army and insignia for officers in the army and navy announced last year.

Jun 19 07:25

How America Is Bringing Peace and Democracy to the World

We brought peace and democracy to Iraq by our invading and occupying it in order to get rid of Al Qaeda and “Saddam’s WMD” (that war cost the U.S. $3 trillion).

And we brought peace and democracy to Ukraine by our overthrowing their corrupt but democratically elected pro-Russian President and installing a corrupt regime that on May 2nd massacred hundreds of civilians who opposed the coup and thus caused a civil war that now has our people bombing the residents of southeastern Ukraine whom we call “terrorists” while terrorizing them, into hoped-for submission to the regime that we have imposed upon them (those people refused to vote in the election that we held for them).

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USA: Bringing the American way to the rest of the world, whether they want it or not!

Jun 19 07:01

Obama to Congress: I don't need new permission on Iraq

I'll let you know what's going on, but I don't need new congressional authority to act, President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Wednesday about his upcoming decision on possible military intervention in Iraq.

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New authority? You don't have an old authority! Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives to the Executive Branch the command of the nation’s armed forces, while Article I, Section 8 gives to the Legislative Branch the power to decide when the United States goes to war.

Unless you are referring to that "AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAQ RESOLUTION OF 2002" . Because there is a bit of a problem there. That authorization passed by Congress contained two conditions that had to be met. First was that UN resolutions against nuclear weapons in Iraq had to be enforced. Second that the use of force was pre-authorized against Iraq for direct threats to US security.

On March 18th, 2003, President Bush submitted a letter of transmittal to the US Congress activating the Congressional Authorization for the use of force in Iraq. In that letter Bush stated that Iraq was in defiance of the United Nations' ban on weapons of mass destruction, and that the invasion of Iraq was needed to punish those responsible for 9-11. In hindsight, Bush lied on both points. Bush himself later admitted that Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11, and there never were any weapons of mass destruction. President Bush lied to the US Congress when he claimed to have proof of both of those assertions. The forged Niger "Yellow cake" documents, actions by the White House to keep the fact of that forgery secret, the "Dodgy Dossier", etc. all prove the lie was intentional with malice aforethought. That makes the first invasion of Iraq a war crime, illegal and unconstitutional, committed by President Bush.

It also means that 2002 authorization is null and void, since the conditions in it were never met. Iraq was fully in compliance with UN resolutions on weapons of mass destruction, and Iraq was not part of the 9-11 attack on the United States. The 2002 Authorization was never legally in effect and still isn't.

Under the War Powers act the President can deploy US military forces to respond to a direct threat to America, such as your soldiers protecting the embassy, but you cannot invade an entire nation. The President's War Powers authority only lasts 30 days, after which the decision to continue reverts to the Congress.

No, Mr. President, you may not take this nation to war without an Act of Congress. You don't have the authority to start a war on your own and you never did.

Jun 19 06:38

Iraq: The US Sponsored Sectarian “Civil War” is a “War of Aggression”, The “Supreme International Crime”

More than 11 years ago, high ranking government leaders in the United States and Britain likely broke international law in planning and waging the Iraq War.

The great command of the Nuremberg Tribunal convened after the Second World War to punish the evil that had shaken Europe was to abolish the “supreme international crime” – the planning and waging of wars of aggression. “War is essentially an evil thing,” the Tribunal held as it passed judgment on German leaders. “Its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world.”

Jun 18 08:07

Scandal-plagued Phoenix VA hospital gave $10 million in bonuses to administrators who covered up wait times for vets that likely led to the deaths of former soldiers

Workers at the Phoenix VA Health Care System — where investigators say veterans' health was jeopardized when employees covered up long wait times for patients in order to receive bonuses for short wait times — received about $10 million in bonuses, newly released records show.

Documents from the VA indicate than 2,100 employees got bonuses over the course of a three-year period.

The records, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, show the bonuses kept increasing.

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It almost sounds like they were being paid to drive the wounded veterans to suicide, to save the costs of caring for them for the rest of their lives!

Jun 18 07:48

The Fall of Iraq - What You Aren't Being Told

Jun 18 07:31

Obama’s pledge to boost US military in E Europe a provocative move: James Jatras

President Barack Obama’s pledge of providing $1 billion to boost the US military presence in Eastern Europe is an “unnecessary and provocative action,” an American political commentator says.

“I think this is a very pointless move. There is no threat to any of the NATO members in the Eastern Europe. This I think is an unnecessary and provocative action, James Jatras said during a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday.

Jun 18 07:00

VA Death Toll Higher Than All Wars

Most veterans who have chosen suicide have been abused and mistreated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some have been told that their illnesses or wounds are imaginary, others are shuffled into endless bureaucratic loops and most are subjected to the Kafkaesque disability compensation system where literally anything can happen and does.

Russia Today reports that veteran suicides in the US have topped 100,000. This isn’t “all vets” but only younger vets during the post 9/11 period. Many felt this number was outrageous but a careful statistical analysis of figures supplied by the Bureau of Census proved it to be low, perhaps 40% low.

Jun 18 06:56

Obama Eyes Long Campaign of ‘Selective’ Airstrikes for Iraq

According to senior administration officials, President Obama’s latest notion on intervention in Iraq is to model it after the ongoing Yemen drone war, launching “highly selective” airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq rather than engaging in a full-scale air war aimed at changing the situation on the ground.

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Yemen isn't going all that well, and Obama appears to have forgotten the lesson of Vietnam, which is that you cannot win a war from the air.

Jun 17 16:55

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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Time for a repost.

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Jun 17 06:18

Why ISIS gains in Iraq are reshaping Syrian regime's war strategy

Syria's regime has relied on Shiite fighters to claw back territory from rebels. A draw down of Iraqi Shiites to defend the homeland from ISIS militants puts more strain on Hezbollah.

Jun 16 12:06

Pat Robertson unloads on Bush for latest Iraq crisis: ‘We were sold a bill of goods!’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday blasted former President George W. Bush for selling Americans a “bill of goods” before the Iraq invasion, which led to the violence that is currently sweeping across the country.

During his Monday broadcast, a viewer asked Robertson if there was a solution to the ongoing violence caused by an al Qaeda splinter group, ISIS, threatening to take over Iraq.

“Right now, what we did — and it was a great mistake to go in there,” Robertson explained, pointing out that Saddam Hussein’s “bomb maker” had said that the then-dictator “doesn’t know how to make an atomic bomb.”

Jun 16 11:47

Violence in Iraq Means Profits for Beechcraft, Lockheed, Raytheon and other Weapons Makers

U.S. companies are reaping big benefits from the Iraqi government’s battle with ISIS militias. Three sales, including some big-ticket items, announced last month will put nearly $1 billion in the pockets of American defense contractors if Congress approves the sales.

Beechcraft Defense Co. and eight other contractors are selling 24 AT-6C Texan II aircraft, plus spares and other equipment to Iraq. That deal is worth about $790 million. The plane is used for “light attack and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.”
AM General has a deal to send 200 of its venerable Humvees to help guard oil installations. The contract, which includes spares and equipment such as radios and machine gun mounts, is worth $101 million.
Raytheon has a $90-million deal for seven aerostats along with 14 Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Tower systems to be used for command and control by the Iraqi military.

Jun 16 10:44

BEX ALERT - Will ISIS plan a 9/11-style terror plot against the U.S.?

Republicans are sounding the warning that the next 9/11-like terror plot could emerge from the regions of Iraq and Syria that are currently dominated by an extremist group bearing down on Baghdad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right. And Iraq stole incubators from Kuwait and Saddam had nuclear weapons, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Back in 1979, when the people of Iraq got fed up with living under a US puppet regime and kicked the Shah out, the US Government and the media branded the Iranians as "terrorists", "separatists", militants", and "insurgents" until the reality of a popular revolt against US proxy rule became undeniable. The same is happening in Iraq. When you look at how 30,00 US trained and financed Iraqi security forces have been swept away, it is obvious this is not the work of a splinter "Islamic" group, but a full on popular uprising.

The US is on the verge of getting kicked out of Iraq and they are desperate to re-invade and re-conquer Iraq, but dare not admit as such to the American people lest the war-weary American people decide a sequel to the illegal US invasion of Iraq (based on the lie of Saddam's nuclear weapons) is not a good idea.

They must be pretty desperate to try to wag 9-11 at us, in yet another attempt to scare us all into going to war against a nation that dares break free of US control. Are they desperate enough to set off a major explosion in the US to blame on the Iraqs? Certainly false-flag attacks are a well-known means for dictatorships to get what they want, such as Hitler's staging a phony attack on the German radio station in Gleiwitz, which was blamed on Poland to trick the Germans into an invasion. Israeli agents bombed British and US assets in Egypt and planted evidence to frame Egyptian Muslims in what later exploded as the Lavon affair scandal. Likewise, as Israel was attacking the USS Liberty, Israel claimed Egypt was attacking that ship, until the crew managed to get a radio message out past the Israeli jamming identifying their true attackers.

And if there is a really big bang, to be blamed on the next invasion target, that big bang will tell all of Americans that the NSA spying and TSA crotch-groping, all clear violations of the Constitution, really doesn't work to stop terror at all!

Jun 16 10:06

Russia to show advanced weaponry at Eurosatory arms exhibition

The Eurosatory arms exhibition demonstrates all trends in the development of armaments for land troops and ground air defense systems

Jun 16 09:22

The War Is On You

After 25 years of war on Iraq, the U.S. has what to show for it? A handful of dust. And at what cost in lives and property? It boggles the mind to consider the breadth and depth of the suffering.

Iraq was the great experiment following the Cold War for how the U.S. military machine could be used to make the world more free from tyranny — or so we were told.

Of all the problems that the ruling elite faced at the end of the Cold War, the most pressing was that the American people were dreaming of peace and normalcy, and increasingly intolerant of the overweening cost of being the world’s last superpower.

That was when the bombing began. We watched as people far away were fire bombed and murdered, how a mighty government was brought to its knees, how all the weapons built at our expense for decades could be used to subjugate a whole nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that there are no real differences between Democrats and Republicans: they are almost all members of the "war party" because of what war brings as financial reward to themselves and their cronies.

Jun 16 07:43

Iraq conflict: U.S. open to talks with Iran over Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Would that be the same Iran the US Government has been telling us ever since 1979 cannot be trusted to keep any agreement, such as the P5+1? And now the US and Iran are going to give each other a wet sloppy kiss and whup on the Iraqi people together?

The US must really be desperate in Iraq to so openly undermine their own anti-Iran propaganda this way.

"We've always been at war with Eastasia!"

Jun 16 07:22

$40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, was supposed to protect Americans against a chilling new threat from "rogue states" such as North Korea and Iran. But a decade after it was declared operational, and after $40 billion in spending, the missile shield cannot be relied on, even in carefully scripted tests that are much less challenging than an actual attack would be, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Add to that the new maneuverable delivery systems on the Russian and Chinese nuclear missiles,. and you can see why I want to stop this war before we reach the nuclear stage.

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