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Mar 31 18:39

The Wounded Phoenix of Palmyra

As DGAM explains to visitors, while ISIS terrorists target treasures and encourage looting and illicit trafficking to fund their operations, claiming that they consider that statues are idols against their ideologies and, consequently, they do not trade with them. But part of the reality is that ISIS could not find many of the artifacts given that DGAM with the help of the local population had already evacuated them.

Mar 31 15:46

How US-Backed War On Syria Helped ISIS

Why are Islamic militants wreaking havoc from Brussels to Lahore? The best way to answer this question is by taking a close look at how The New York Times covered this weekend’s liberation of Palmyra from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Islamic State.

Mar 31 15:46

China Set to Deploy Nuke-Equipped Ballistic Missile Capable of Reaching US

As Chinese President Xi Jinping meets counterparts in Washington DC for the Nuclear Security Summit, military experts suggest that Beijing could soon be in possession of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.

Mar 31 15:13

The CIA And The Pentagon Are Shooting At Each Other

Not so very long ago, Dick Cheney announced with his bare face hanging out that the vice president’s office was not part of the executive branch of the federal government. He coughed up this preposterous hairball because he didn’t want to give his official papers to the National Archive, as is required by several federal laws.

Mar 31 15:04

Prisoners of War

The Continental Congress ultimately accepted responsibility for the administration of prisoners of war, but gave broad authority on the matter to the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington.

Washington took an active role in the prisoner situation and was a constant advocate for the fair treatment of prisoners.

With few facilities to accommodate large numbers of prisoners, both the Americans and the British participated in prisoner exchange. Though Washington was actively involved in these matters, he appointed commissaries to handle the day-to-day details.

Mar 31 14:38

Military Charity Spent Just 2% Of Its Annual Revenue On Veteran Grants

Our Local Heroes spent only 2 percent of its £500,000 budget in 2015 on grants for veterans, according to the UK’s charity watchdog.

The charity spent £155,000 on office space and wages for eight employees, but a mere £10,000 went to actual veterans in need.

Mar 31 12:51

Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing deploying to South Korea

Several hundred members of the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing will deploy to South Korea in April, the Minnesota Air National Guard announced Thursday.

The deployment involves about a dozen F-16s and about 300 members of the 148th. They'll be deploying to Osan Air Base, about 40 miles south of Seoul, South Korea, starting the week of April 10. Officials did not immediately announce how long the deployment is slated to last.

Mar 31 12:47

Pentagon Warns of Killer Robot Threat (From Other Countries Of Course)

By Nicholas West

As the global drone arms race proceeds, we are now reaching the threshold where the competition to acquire drones is about to transform into who has the most, who has the most lethal, and who can properly incorporate autonomous functions to build the next generation of robotic warfare and dominate the planet.

As an indication of how close we are to runaway drone wars, one only has to observe the mainstream press treatment that the Pentagon has been receiving lately. The Washington Post has been leading the way as the platform for the Pentagon’s new round of “revelations” about their own capabilities and what they expect the future battlefield could look like if enemy threats aren’t fully addressed...

Mar 31 12:18

Scouting For Business? British Royal Navy To Head Gulf Task Force Amid UK Trade Push

Britain will lead a joint maritime force in the Gulf from April alongside forces involved in the brutal war in Yemen, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Kuwait. The announcement comes amid a UK business charm offensive.

Mar 31 12:03

Over 125,000 Veterans Denied Benefits By The VA – Report

Tens of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with less-than-honorable discharges, many with physical and mental injuries, were being denied care by the Department of Veterans Affairs, claims a new report by a veterans’ advocacy group.

Mar 31 10:26

US to Increase Armored Brigades in Eastern Europe

In 2012, the Obama Administration cut a pair of army brigades from Europe, in an effort to save money and to shift forces to other more combat–heavy areas. In early 2017, after Obama leaves office, the brigades will return.

The Pentagon is now saying they intend to send rotations of armored combat brigades to Eastern Europe, bringing the continued presence of combat forces back to where it was in 2011.

NATO Supreme Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove touted the deployments, claiming they are a “strong and balanced” response to Russia’s “aggression.” Breedlove is among several NATO officials who have been claiming Russia might invade Eastern Europe, and have been pushing ever-more US troops for the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT alleged "Russian aggression"?!?!?

Russia has done nothing to antagonize the West, and this is pure codswallop, fabricated to "groom" the West toward supporting a potential NATO war against Russia, which would be a complete, utter catastrophe for NATO and the West.

And why do I say this?!?

I say this because the US and NATO do not have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia; that's a fact.

Mar 31 09:18

BREAKING: EXPLOSIONS REPORTED AT SWEDEN’S SECOND LARGEST AIRPORT

The airport, located outside Gothenburg, received a bomb threat on Thursday morning. As a result, police were placed in high visibility areas, police spokesperson Peter Adlersson told Expressen.

A couple of "suspicious" plastic bags were later found in the domestic hall. The hall was subsequently cordoned off, Adlersson said.

"We have found a suspicious object at Landvetter and received a direct threat to our airport...right now it's a police operation and all other information is through the police," said Swedavia press officer Charlotte Periasamy.

Earlier reports on social media stated that an explosion had occurred at the airport.

However, according to Forex Live, it seems the reported blast was a controlled explosion of the two suspicious bags, conducted by authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, the Forex Live report is true, and security was able to do controlled demolition on these bombs, it appears that Europe dodged another bullet, and that security at this airport got people safely evacuated.

I am seeing no reports of deaths or wounded peopled, so hopefully, this is the case.

Also, no group has yet taken responsibility for this attempted bombing.

Mar 31 09:03

Nuclear Hacks: Trident Cyber-Defenses To Be Revamped Amid ISIS, Rogue-State Hacker Threat

Cyber-defenses protecting Trident nuclear weapons are to be updated amid concerns military computers and networks may be vulnerable to North Korean and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) hackers.

Mar 31 08:47

RED ALERT: Cheney warns of another 9/11 style attack as Dow soars above 17,746

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, who many believe had insider knowledge of, or even involvement with, the September 11, 2001 attacks, went on CNN Thursday to talk about his book titled “Exceptional — Why the World Needs a Powerful America,” co-a

Mar 31 08:34

Targeting America: The FBI, COINTELPRO, and Project Pedophile

In today’s COINTEL Program, one of the FBI’s favorite soft kill tactics is to label targeted individuals as pedophiles, rapists, sexual deviants or "mentally unstable" in order to isolate and destroy them

Mar 31 08:00

Video: Inside Old Palmyra: Exclusive Access To Ancient Relics After ISIS Flees

A clearer picture is emerging of the full scale of the destruction inflicted by Islamic State, on the ancient city of Palmyra.

Mar 31 07:55

Russia 'Has Revealed That Western Coalition's Syria Strategy is Broken'

The recent successes of the Syrian army, backed by Russian air power, have effectively exposed the defectiveness of Western powers' strategy in Syria, says Observador columnist Jose Milhazes.

Mar 31 07:00

Hundreds of Belgians joined terrorists to fight in Syria – Interior Ministry

The Belgian Interior Ministry has information on 386 Belgians who have participated in the Syrian war on the side of the terrorists, according to a recent state report, as quoted by Belgian newspaper Derniere Heure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which makes the Brussels bombing even more dubious.

Mar 31 06:54

The 6 Biggest Lies Used To Start Horrifying Wars

War is terrible. We're pretty sure we're not the first people in history to voice that opinion. However, you get the sense that it's at least waged over important things: territorial disputes, national security, assassinations, which starter Pokemon is best -- big, big stuff. But, wars are sometimes started by nothing much at all -- just a little lie, and then ...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All wars are started with some kind of lie or deception played on the people by their own rulers. Saddam's nuclear weapons is a recent example.

Keep this in mind in the coming weeks as the US tries to trick you into sending your kids to invade Syria (or anywhere else).

Mar 31 06:52

Is Trump Right About NATO?

I am "not isolationist, but I am ‘America First,’" Donald Trump told The New York Times last weekend. "I like the expression."

Of NATO, where the U.S. underwrites three-fourths of the cost of defending Europe, Trump calls this arrangement "unfair, economically, to us," and adds, "We will not be ripped off anymore."

Mar 30 18:47

Nuclear Hacks: Trident Cyber-Defenses To Be Revamped Amid ISIS, Rogue-State Hacker Threat

Cyber-defenses protecting Trident nuclear weapons are to be updated amid concerns military computers and networks may be vulnerable to North Korean and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) hackers.

Mar 30 17:16

'Dithering' Cameron Bans SAS From Hunting ISIS Chiefs

Britain’s fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is being derailed because of Prime Minister David Cameron’s refusal to let special forces hunt and kill jihadist leaders, military figures claim.

Mar 30 17:13

Russian soldier who called airstrike on himself while surrounded by ISIS is hero

I don’t know Aleksandr Prochorenko. I know nothing of his background or what his dreams and hopes were for the future. But I do know that he’s a hero who will never be forgotten, and that the cause for which he sacrificed his life is a righteous one.

It is a cause which Aleksandr Prochorenko shared with every other Russian servicemen on duty in Syria – along with the thousands of Syrian, Lebanese, Iranians, and Kurdish soldiers and volunteers. Despite seeing comrades, friends and family members killed and butchered over the past five years, they continue to fight and to risk all.

Mar 30 16:56

Battle-Scarred: 85% Surge In Military Personnel Phoning Helpline

Desperate calls to a helpline used by serving and former military personnel have surged by 85 percent, according to an armed forces charity.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) said many callers have problems with mental health, work, housing and relationships.

Mar 30 15:03

Vets Being Denied VA Care At Higher Rate Than EVER Before

The rising proportion of ineligible veterans is largely due to the military’s increasing reliance on other-than-honorable discharges, which have been used as a quick way to dismiss troubled men and women who might otherwise qualify for time-consuming and expensive medical discharges.

Mar 30 15:00

Donald Trump Nazi / KKK Connections Leaked

During his rant, Alex Jones -- nearly foaming at the mouth -- ripps-of his shirt. Watch until the end. He is just being facetious.

Mar 30 14:05

Pentagon Said US to Increase Iraq Troop Presence, but Forgot to Tell Obama

Friday the Pentagon sent mixed messages regarding the possibility of an increase in US forces to combat Daesh in Iraq only days after revelations the Defense Department was underreporting the current troop presence in Iraq.

Mar 30 12:31

DEA's $86 million plane bought to fly missions in Afghanistan is still grounded seven years later... and the agency had since ceased aviation operations there 

A specialized plane bought by the Drug Enforcement Administration to fly missions in Afghanistan - costing taxpayers $86 million - has remained grounded for seven years, a report revealed.

The drug agency bought the plane seven years ago to fly surveillance and counter-narcotics missions is still grounded in Delaware and will likely will never fly in Asia, according to a scathing audit released on Wednesday.

The review by the Justice Department's inspector general, which was spurred by a July 2014 whistleblower's report, found that the Global Discovery program to modify the ATR 42-500 aircraft to provide the DEA with advanced surveillance capabilities was supposed to be completed in December 2012.

But the project, part of an agreement with the Defense Department, has been plagued by missteps costing the agencies four times the initial estimated cost.

Mar 30 11:09

Former Bush Official Just Confirmed That Our Wars Are for Corporate Interests

By Claire Bernish

“I think Smedley Butler was onto something,” Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former George W. Bush administration heavyweight, told Salon in an exclusive interview.

Major General Smedley Butler earned the highest rank in the U.S. Marine Corps, accumulating numerous accolades as he helped lead the United States through decades of war. He later became an ardent critic of such militarism and imperialism.

“War is a racket,” Butler famously said, and Wilkerson — who has also turned critical of U.S. imperialist policy — agrees with and admires the esteemed Marine...

Mar 30 10:11

NATO Warns Europe To Prepare For War With Russia

NATO’s top commander has warned Europe to beef up its air defenses over the Baltics in anticipation of a Russian invasion.

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Mar 30 08:02

Terrorism: Then & Now

Bombs explode in a subway. The victims are everyday people who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. What follows is outrage: track down the perpetuators. The people who set off the bombs are monsters and inhuman fanatics, thunder the authorities.

Mar 30 07:00

The 6 Biggest Lies Used To Start Horrifying Wars

War is terrible. We're pretty sure we're not the first people in history to voice that opinion. However, you get the sense that it's at least waged over important things: territorial disputes, national security, assassinations, which starter Pokemon is best -- big, big stuff. But, wars are sometimes started by nothing much at all -- just a little lie, and then ...

Mar 29 15:59

Canadian Liberal Government To Implement Military Spending Hikes

In presenting its first budget last week, Canada’s Liberal government reaffirmed its election pledge to retain its Conservative predecessor’s plan to hike base military spending by 1 percent per year for nine years beginning in 2017. When inflation adjustments are included, this will amount to 3 percent annual military-spending increases through 2026.

Mar 29 15:52

Muslims Are Standing Up To Extremism

Following every Islamist terror attack on a Western soft target, like the recent one in Brussels, we hear the same refrain from certain corners: “Why won’t Muslims stand up to Islamic extremism?” The rhetorical question is meant to imply its own answer: that Islam is unavoidably a religion of violence which impels its adherents to at least sanction terrorism, if not partake in it.

Mar 29 14:46

Neocon War Hawks Have Always Backed Hillary Clinton

The neoconservative Right would have you believe this election affords them a uniquely tough choice. On the one hand, there’s Hillary Clinton, liberal bogeywoman and hated embodiment of the Democratic establishment. On the other, there’s Donald Trump, who has repeatedly called the Iraq war a mistake, accused the Bush administration of lying to drag the United States into said war, claimed he would be “neutral” in his dealings with Israel and just recently sketched out an “unabashedly noninterventionist approach to world affairs” for the Washington Post editorial board.

Mar 29 14:44

The Drone Program Ponzi Scheme: Systematic Mass-Murder

I was disturbed to learn of the recent mass killing by the US government of yet another group of brown-skinned persons of unknown identity, this time in Yemen. Only two weeks ago, reports surfaced of a mission in Somalia which culminated in the deaths of an estimated 150+ terrorist suspects. The victims in Yemen, as is customary, were identified post-mortem as persons all of whom posed an “imminent threat” to US forces and allies. The estimated number of deaths in Yemen from the attack on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, is more than 50, with nearly as many people harmed. None of the dead were civilians, according to US officials.

Mar 29 14:17

Extremist Cell Behind Attacks In Brussels And Paris Is Being ‘Annihilated’

Punctuated with gunfire and explosions, a new series of anti-terrorism raids unfolded Friday in the Belgian capital as the French president declared that the extremist cell behind Tuesday?s bombings in Brussels and the attacks last November in Paris was being ?annihilated.?

Mar 29 12:53

The child born in to war… then starved to death: Five-month-old baby who only ever knew suffering becomes the latest to die from hunger in war-torn Yemen

Born in to war and starving to death, these pictures show the shocking condition of a tiny baby two days before he died of malnutrition in Yemen.

Udai Faisal was born five months ago, as warplanes were launching airstrikes on his village, Hazyaz, a shantytown on the southern edge of Sanaa.

But as war devastated the impoverished region, his family were faced with an ever increasing battle against starvation, eating once a day amid soaring food prices and limited supplies.

Udai's skeletal body finally broke down under the ravages of hunger leaving his limbs looking like twigs, his cheeks sunken and his eyes dry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Don't look at me! It's all the fault of the Yemeni people for refusing to live under US puppet rule!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 29 12:51

Want To Fight Terrorism? Get out of the Middle East, and stop the immigration

It’s too late for the Europeans, who are now forced to sleep in the bed they so assiduously made. It isn’t too late for America: we can learn the lesson of Brussels if only we have the will to do so.

Mar 29 12:16

Too Many Wars for the US to Handle, Admits US General Dunford

The US military’s command and control is not currently organized to handle future conflicts that cross geographical regions and integrate all domains of combat, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said in a speech on Tuesday.

Mar 29 11:55

Is Joining the Military the Right Thing to Do?

Is joining the military the right thing to do when the military regularly kills innocent civilians? Is joining the military the right thing to do when the military carries out an aggressive and reckless U.S. foreign policy?

Mar 29 11:03

Pentagon and State Department order families of U.S. troops and diplomats to leave Turkey

The United States will withdraw virtually all family members of U.S. troops and diplomats from its installations in Turkey, U.S. officials said Tuesday, citing security concerns as the campaign against the Islamic State continues.

The military decision was announced on the blog for U.S. European Command, which also instituted travel restrictions in Brussels last week after a terrorist attack killed 38 people, including three suicide bombers. At least four Americans were killed and about a dozen more were wounded, including an Air Force officer who was stationed in Europe and members of his family.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever the motivation which led to these decision, it cannot bode well for peace in the Middle East.

And how in heaven's name can Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove characterise the Turkish government as "our strong Ally Turkey in the fight against terrorism", when Turkey's government has been working with ISIS to bring ISIS troops back and forth through the Syrian border into Turkey, and collaborating in the selling of stolen Syrian oil!!!

In what upcoming military operation are the US forces going to be supporting Turkey, and how soon?

We know that John Brennan, the US's CIA head, was in Moscow earlier this month, attempting to convince Russian officials that regime change in Syria was the only way forward. Reuters.com reported this little factoid today:

The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency raised the issue of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving power when he visited Moscow at the start of March, RIA news agency said on Monday, citing the U.S. Embassy in Russia. CIA Director John Brennan also discussed the observance of the ceasefire in Syria, the news agency said. The CIA director reiterated to Russian officials that American support for a "genuine political transition in Syria," which would involve "Assad's departure in order to facilitate a transition that reflects the will of the Syrian people," the statement said.

And BTW, we know that the Syrian people's "will" was reflected the last time Al-Assad was re-elected, because in a free and fair election, he was overwhelmingly re-elected in a landslide.

We know that Secretary of State Kerry went to Moscow, last week, still preaching regime change in Syria, but was completely rebuffed; so what is the US government prepared to do now?!?

This evacuation of US military families and consular families in Turkey has a cold chill running down the back of my spine; it feels like something wicked this way comes, regarding Syria.

Mar 29 09:23

Terrorism: From The Irish Dynamite War To The Islamic State

The year 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter Rebellion. Throughout the year I will try to revisit some of the lessons of Ireland’s struggle for freedom.

Bombs explode in a subway. The victims are everyday people who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. What follows is outrage: track down the perpetrators. The people who set off the bombs are monsters and inhuman fanatics, thunder the authorities.

Mar 28 15:23

The Risk Of Overreacting To Terror

Republicans are denouncing President Obama for not reacting to the Brussels terror attacks by dropping everything and rushing back to Washington, but ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar says overreacting can be a bigger mistake.

Mar 28 14:10

Speaking of "America first" -- Charles Lindbergh's - September 11, 1941 Des Moines Speech

Charles Lindbergh's speech to the America First Committee on September 11, 1941 (same day as the ground-breaking ceremony for the Pentagon).

Mar 28 12:32

Trump: Fighting Assad And ISIS At The Same Time Is “Idiocy;” Allies Are Funding Terrorists

His anti-immigration stance fits perfectly with the events unfolding across Europe and his “knock the hell out of ISIS” line resonates with voters who, no matter how much they distrust the government, would rather focus on whether liberals plan to take their guns or the NSA is monitoring their phone than they would on whether the good folks at Langley might have created the terror groups that now threaten to infiltrate and attack Western targets.

Mar 28 11:16

Politicians push for war as the way out of economic troubles

One listens to the talking points and watches the movements “on the ground,” and eventually comes to the realization that a kind of World War III is being organized.

Such a war, if ever delivered, would be a catastrophe, and certainly would not result in the economic benefits we are instructed that World War II provided after its conclusion.

This is Blair’s second major statement in a matter of days on international issues. In a previous article, we covered Blair’s recent statements to the BBC regarding “flabby liberalism.”

Blair warned then that he is setting off on a crusade that would result in creating international policies against “extremism and intolerance.”

In this article, he sounds more directly militant. And his viewpoints are supported by a recent article over at ZeroHedge entitled, Japan’s Finance Minister Accidentally Reveals How It All Ends: “War.”

Mar 28 11:16

‘Christian’ Ted Cruz celebrates Resurrection of Christ by calling for killing of innocent civilians

And as we remember the gift of salvation on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, let us be so bold to ask the same,” Cruz said in a statement on Good Friday. Yet, on Easter Sunday, Cruz was singing a different tune, doubling down on his desire to “carpet bomb” the Middle East.

Mar 28 09:42

Declassified Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency

In spite of French-led U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 creating a no-fly zone over Libya with the express intent of protecting civilians, one of the over 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve, contain damning evidence of Western nations using NATO as a tool to topple Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. The NATO overthrow was not for the protection of the people, but instead it was to thwart Gaddafi’s attempt to create a gold-backed African currency to compete with the Western central banking monopoly.

Mar 28 08:29

SHOCK REPORT: Anti-Terrorism Spending in US 50,000 Times More than Any Other Cause of Death

By Justin Gardner

The 2016 presidential election, in keeping with the American tradition of a two-party dictatorship, is looking to be a choice between a modern-day fascist and a thoroughly corrupt, lying war monger. As mainstream media cheers on the failure of democracy, the candidates go on telling us how they will spend the money that is taken from us through a convoluted system of taxation rigged to benefit the corporatocracy.

This warped system of revenue collection is complemented by an equally warped system of spending. The practice of lawmakers bringing home pork was highlighted by the infamous “bridge to nowhere,” but in terms of how government spends money on saving lives, we find its priorities in a truly backward state.

A statistical analysis found that more than $500 million spent per victim on anti-terrorism efforts, while about $10,000 is spent per victim on cancer research...

Mar 28 06:59

CHINA ORDERS MILITARY TO END ALL PAID OUTSIDE WORK

China has ordered its armed forces to end all paid outside work within the next three years as part of a push to make the world's largest standing military more professional and battle ready.

Mar 28 06:07

WTC South Tower powered down for 36 hours just days before attack, security deactivated on floors 50 and up, many suspicious workers seen coming and going during blackout

A data center worker by the name of Scott Forbes, who was employed from 2009 to September of 2001 by Fiduciary Trust Company International, who’s data center was located on

Mar 27 22:28

Lawmakers Want Answers Why VA Stripped 260,000 Vets of Gun Rights

"Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."
— Henry Kissinger

Mar 27 15:16

Human Experimentation Rampant in the United States

By Janet Phelan

In an article in the New Republic in December, 1998, former UNSCOM leader Scott Ritter decried Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons experiments on human subjects. Wrote Ritter,

"We had received credible intelligence that 95 political prisoners had been transferred from the Abu Ghraib Prison to a site in western Iraq, where they had been subjected to lethal testing under the supervision of a special unit from the Military Industrial Commission, under Saddam’s personal authority."

The stance of the United States and her allies has always been that such experiments bear the watermark of a brutal dictatorship and are never engaged in by the free world.

So when Abu Ghraib again hit the news in 2004, concerning the ongoing torture of prisoners by US forces, the US was swift to act in condemning the reports as constituting isolated incidents and not reflective of US policy. However...

Mar 27 12:04

Refugee Crisis: Using Chaos To Build Power

While the establishment’s demands on Europe to accept millions of Middle Eastern refugees have been couched in “humanitarian” rhetoric, the real agenda is nothing of the sort. Rather than helping out their fellow human beings, globalist forces actually created the refugee crisis and the suffering behind it. And they are using it to advance multiple, related agendas — primarily globalism and statism. That the crisis is being exploited to undermine Western culture, national sovereignty, and even nationhood itself is now beyond dispute. Top globalists are openly bragging about it.

Billionaire globalist and open-borders zealot George Soros, in denouncing European officials trying to control the human tsunami coming across their borders, similarly declared, “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.”

Mar 27 07:39

Japan's Finance Minister Accidentally Reveals How It All Ends: "War"

While this all started with a currency "war," it seems - according to a stunningly candid transcript of Japan's finance minister's conversation with none other than Paul Krugman - that the real endgame here is actual war. Aso remarked that "a similar [deflationary mindset] had occurred in the US in the 1930s. What solved the question? War! Because World War II had occurred during the 1940s and that became the solution for the United States. [We] have to switch [the Japanese] mindset... we are looking for the trigger."

Mar 27 07:24

Hillary Clinton's record is a monument to mendacity

In response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for the creation of a "new, unified, European border and coast guard” in order to protect a European continent that is under "unprecedented pressure from refugees and migrants.” She also said that she would like to see a bigger investment in defense and security from European countries, claiming "there is also more they can do to share the burden with us."

Clinton’s call for a militarized EU reflects with a growing among political and military hawks in Washington that the solution to the destabilization of the Middle East, rooted in the disastrous military interventions staged by Washington and its allies over recent years, is the destabilization of Europe.

Mar 27 06:54

Neoconservativism in a Nutshell

If I were asked to boil down neoconservatism to its essential elements—that is, those that have remained consistent over the past nearly 50 years—I would cite the following:

a Manichean view of a world in which good and evil are constantly at war and the United States has an obligation to lead forces for good around the globe.

a belief in the moral exceptionalism of both the United States and Israel and the absolute moral necessity for the U.S. to defend Israel’s security.

a conviction that, in order to keep evil at bay, the United States must have—and be willing to exercise—the military power necessary to defeat any and all challengers. There’s a corollary: force is the only language that evil understands.

the 1930s—with Munich, appeasement, Chamberlain, Churchill—taught us everything we need to know about evil and how to fight it.

democracy is generally desirable, but it always depends on who wins.

Mar 27 06:53

‘Russia at war with Anglo-Saxon media’ – Putin spokesman

One of the main reasons Russia has a “bad” global public image is the ongoing information war being waged by Anglo-Saxon media, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said, while blaming Turkey’s leadership for a deadlock in relations.

Mar 26 13:45

Watch A Saudi Ambassador Squirm Through A Brutal Interview

When Al Jazeera presenter Mehdi Hasan asked the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United Nations why he supports democratic elections in Syria but not in the country he represents, the response that followed was cringeworthy.

Mar 26 12:04

"Dirty Bomb" Fears Rise As Belgian Nuclear Facilities Seen As Vulnerable To ISIS Attacks

Hours after brothers Khalid and Ibrahim El-Bakraoui and two other men (one of whom may or may not have been bombmaker Najim Laachraoui) detonated explosives-laden vests and luggage at the Brussels airport and metro murdering nearly two dozen people and wounding scores more, we were alarmed but not entirely surprised to see Belgium evacuate the Tihange nuclear power plant.

“A small video camera stashed in a row of bushes silently recorded the comings and goings of the family of a Brussels-area man with an important scientific pedigree last year, producing a detailed chronology of the family’s movements,” Foreign Policy wrote, late last month. “At one point, two men came under cover of darkness to retrieve the camera, before driving away with their headlamps off, a separate surveillance camera in the area revealed later.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; is the media attempting to "groom" the public for an horrendous "false flag", consisting of a detonation of a dirty bomb somewhere, to be blamed on ISIS?!?

Mar 26 11:38

Joint Chiefs Chairman: More US Combat Troops Headed to Iraq Soon

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford told reporters today that the US will be sending a significant number of new combat troops to Iraq in the weeks to come, saying a series of recommendations have been drawn up, and it’s just a question of exactly which is approved.

This will mark the latest in a series of US escalations in Iraq, which have put the US far above the 3,870 soldier limit they negotiated with Iraq. Pentagon officials concede the number of troops in Iraq is closer to 5,000 now, though the exact figure is not being disclosed.

Yet the Pentagon seems to be in a never-ending scramble to add more troops, sometimes only a few dozen at a time, sometimes a few hundred. Sending relatively small numbers each time has kept the individual deployments sparsely covered in the US press, and this avoids significant debate over the transition from a “no boots on the ground” war toward one in which thousands of US troops are at or near the front lines.

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You have to appreciate the timing of this announcement; on Good Friday, right before the Easter weekend, most probably, to keep press attention at a minimum.

However, I do know one person, the Shiite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, who is beginning to get very politically active again.

And if you do not remember who he is, let me refresh your memory; he was the man ultimately in charge of the Mahdi Army in Iraq, and the gentlemen who told the American military that if they did not leave Iraq precisely when stipulated by the SOFA agreement, that our American troops would be "fair game" for his militia.

And it is interesting to note that the article right below the above article, featured at antiwar.com, comes the following, reported from the unz review, and states:

Some 200 Iraqi political figures and members of foreign embassies have fled the Green Zone in Baghdad fearing that it may be invaded by hundreds of thousands of protesters enraged by the corruption and incompetence of the Iraqi government. The demonstrators are followers of the radical Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who once fought the US occupation and has re-emerged over the past month as the one leader who can tap into popular rage against a kleptocratic elite that many Iraqis see as having ruined their country. Furious crowds outside the Green Zone, which has become a symbol of the isolation and luxurious lifestyle of the Iraqi leadership, have been shouting: “Let’s get rid of them, they are all thieves.”

Now, if Al Sadr is NOT able to get the Iraqi government to agree to his demands for an end of corruption in the 45 days he has allotted them, what do you think will happen then?!?

So the BIG question, which no one wants to answer, but must be asked is: how long would it take Al Sadr to "get the band back together"; that is, how long would it take him to reconstitute the Mahdi Army?!?

The short answer is, not long at all.

I think the result, unfortunately, may be pretty ugly for our troops recently deployed to Iraq, and the Iraqi government itself.

And why?!? Because the US government and our military will then be put in a position of defending a corrupt government which absolutely does not care for the welfare of its own people.

The bottom line here is, if the US government cannot influence the current Iraqi government to make at least some of the changes the Iraqi people are demanding, we may well see a popular revolution against both the current Iraqi government and the United States, with Moqtada al Sadr ultimately at the head of a newly formed Iraqi government.

But unfortunately, this is precisely the kind of outcome one can readily expect from an American government and military which are pathologically incapable of thinking anything through to its logical conclusion before they ...do something.

Mar 26 11:36

Analysis of Russia’s Aerospace Forces: The Return of the MiG Fighters

The renewed interest in MiG fighters serves several interests. The Sukhoi aircraft are all large, powerful, long-ranged aircraft, so much so that they are “overkill” in many situations, including close air support and providing battlefield air cover. Their presence would release the Sukhois for longer-ranged missions where their performance is crucial. The MiG-35 is also more than a match for most of the F-16 variants which represent the bulk of NATO’s fighter force and will continue to do so for decades to come, so they provide a useful boost to Russia’s tactical aircraft numbers at lower operating costs than the Sukhois.

The final reason has to do with Russian defense industry policy which seeks to avoid excessive consolidation. The problems associated with the F-22 and the F-35 are a direct consequence of Lockheed-Martin having a de-facto monopoly on fighter design in the United States. The JFX competition which led to the F-35 was a sham for which the Boeing design was not developed to win but rather to hone technologies to be used in Boeing’s own monopoly, namely unmanned combat aerial vehicles. Therefore the USAF now has no choice but to pay however many billions of dollars Lockheed-Martin demands, and accept a substandard product, because it literally has no alternative.

Mar 25 22:24

Muslims Are the VICTIMS of “Between 82 and 97% of Terrorism-Related Fatalities”: US Government

The Little-Known Secret to Destroying ISIS Propaganda
ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on Westerners is evil.
And as a white American from a Judeo-Christian background, I am repulsed by the fact that ISIS is targeting Christians in Syria and Iraq with brutal murder … including crucifixion. [And these crimes are invariably not reported by the Western media.]

But most victims of ISIS, Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorism are themselves Muslim.

The U.S. National Counterterrorism Center – the United States government organization responsible for national and international counterterrorism efforts – reported in 2011 (page 14):

In cases where the religious affiliation of terrorism casualties could be determined, Muslims suffered between 82 and 97% of terrorism-related fatalities over the past five years.

Mar 25 21:13

Week Twenty-two of the Russian Military Intervention in Syria: Putin Announces a New Strategy

Putin himself has clearly said today that Russia will remain in control of the Syrian airspace:

All the components of the deployed air defence system, including close range Pantsir-F and long-range S-400 Triumph units will be on regular duty. I would like to note that we have significantly restored the potential of the Syrian air defence forces as well. All the parties concerned have been made aware of this. We proceed from fundamental international norms – nobody has the right to violate the airspace of a sovereign country, Syria in this case.

Mar 25 18:13

Runaway Train: America’s election and its inability to alter the nation’s deadly course

Accompanying America’s long march of destruction through the Middle East – the work both of its own armed forces and of various proxies – has been the rise of a phenomenon called international terrorism

Mar 25 10:59

Foreknowledge of the Brussels Bombing: Why the Dots Are Not Connected

what is unprecedented about Tuesday’s events in Brussels is the rapidity with which the extent of state foreknowledge of the attacks has been revealed.
On Wednesday, Israeli daily Ha’aretz revealed that Belgian intelligence had precise information on when the attacks would occur and what their targets would be.

The next day, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that one of the attackers involved in the airport bombing, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, had been twice deported from Turkey to the Netherlands after trying to enter Syria, and that Belgian authorities had been told of his affiliation with Islamist militias. Ibrahim’s brother, Khalid, who participated in the attack on the Maelbeek metro station, was known to have been involved in November’s Paris attacks and had an international arrest warrant issued against him.

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You have to take a good long look at this event, and previous terrorist events like it, and ask the question: cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

And what are the agendas?!?

First, most probably, was the attempt to tar Syria with the claim that these attacks were planned in Raqqa; however, no concrete information has come forward to support this claim. The US government hoped that this would mobilise Americans to believe that "Syria must be stopped", and that a ground invasion of this country was the only way to end these attacks.

Fortunately, Americans have seen far too many of these false flags to put any credence into such codswallop, so there was no traction on public opinion from these incidents.

And when Kerry went go Moscow to wag his finger at Putin and Lavrov, insisting Al-Assad had to go, and now, he most probably got laughed out of the conference room.

The second was most probably to stop movement toward the Brexit, Frexit, and Grexit, and prevent Britain, France, and Germany from leaving the EU, but bind those members together even more closely through the establishment of an EU security force, separate from Interpol. Though I doubt this will happen, due to the economic problems each country is facing, as being part of the EU.

But what concerns me is that, if these agendas were not fulfilled by these horrific acts, what is next, and how will the US presstitutes and whorespondents be ordered to "spin it"?!?

Mar 25 10:39

Obama’s New Slogan? Drones & Bombs Don’t Kill People, People Kill People

While railing against domestic gun violence, the US president is placing high-tech weapons in the hands of dictators, scoring record profits for corporations that make killing machines.

In an editorial published on Wednesday, Truthout’s Owen McCormack took President Obama to task, blasting him as the "Arms Dealer in Chief." In the piece, McCormack points out that, while Obama calls for stricter domestic gun control, the US president has also spearheaded a proliferation of arms sales to foreign governments.

"At BarackObama.com, for example, President Obama is described as a purveyor of peace who is at odds with an unenlightened Congress," writes McCormack.

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If there were such a thing as a Presidential Hypocrisy Index (the PHI), President Obama would really have to be very close to the top of that ranking.

Mar 25 09:21

BLACKWATER FOUNDER INVESTIGATED FOR TIES TO CHINESE INTELLIGENCE AND MONEY LAUNDERING

Founder of the CIA-affiliated mercenary group Blackwater, Erik Prince, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly using his current Hong Kong-based corporation to illegally provide weapons and covert operators into conflict zones. Besides money laundering for Libyan officials using a Chinese bank, Prince has also been accused of murdering two federal informants working with the Justice Department while leading a reckless group of mercenaries responsible for butchering allies and innocent civilians.

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Looks like Prince's hubris may have finally caught up with him; we will see how the prosecution of this case goes.

Mar 25 07:52

Drones Over Malta? Italy Becomes U.S. Drone Base of Operations

Op-Ed by Joseph Cachia

The Italian government has quietly begun allowing armed American drones to fly out from its soil at the Sigonella station (a NATO and U.S. naval air-base) near Catania in Sicily, Italy for military operations against (allegedly) the Islamic State in Libya and across North Africa. This is a breakthrough for Washington, as after more than a year of negotiations, Italy backed down and surrendered...

Mar 24 15:56

The Temple of Baal Is About to Be Erected In Times Square In New York City

Is anyone buying the excuse for this? Because ISIS America has to erect a life-size replica of a temple where child sacrifice and orgies took place to worship an ancient diety? Really?

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Mar 24 12:18

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

Mar 24 11:23

"You Better Pray You Never Meet America": NRA's New Charlie Daniels Ad to Terrorists Is Not Playing Around

Country music star Charlie Daniels does not mince words in one of the NRA's latest "Freedom's Safest Place" commercials.

"To the ayatollahs of Iran and every terrorist you enable: Listen up.

You might have met our fresh-faced flower child president and his weak-kneed, Ivy League friends.

But you haven’t met America..."

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Mar 24 10:57

Can a Single Injection Save Soldiers Suffering from PTSD?

I would be pissed I didn’t get this shot earlier if I weren’t so grateful I got it at all. I haven’t been quite right since the war, posttraumatic stress and all. Nothing I did in seven years of trying to get back to normal—therapy, meds, madcap schemes—really helped. It turns out a big part of the cure was under my nose the whole time. Well, six or seven inches under my nose and a couple of inches back and to the right, in a cluster of nerves by the spinal column called the stellate ganglion. Two injections of a couple of local anesthetics—lidocaine, the same thing dentists use, and bupivacaine—into that part of the neck and I was pretty much back to my old self.

Dr. Eugene Lipov, the man who administered my shot and who has pioneered the use of the so-called stellate ganglion block for PTSD, tells me the Navy SEALs call it the God shot. Well, SEALs have their sea stories. Here is mine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question I have to ask is; if this works so well, and the scientific documentation is there, why has this not be included as a standard part of the VA's treatment for PTSD?!?!?

As much as I hate and condemn these endless, pre-emptive wars, our Vets deserve the very best when it comes to rehabilitation and medical care.

Mar 24 10:13

A World War Has Begun

I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, “Where is that?” If I offer a clue by referring to “Bikini”, they say, “You mean the swimsuit.”

Mar 24 10:01

Trident Won’t Become Obsolete, But We Can’t Tell You Why – Defense Sec

Britain’s ageing fleet of Trident nuclear submarines will definitely not become obsolete, according to Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, but he says the reason he’s so confident is classified.

In a speech at the Policy Exchange think tank in London on Wednesday, Fallon laid out his thoughts on the Trident renewal debate at length, but would not go into detail on some of the research he cited to support his arguments.

Mar 24 09:42

Clinton's Plan To "Defeat ISIS" Is A Threat

The real motive behind the above Clinton nonsense may be the interest of the powers-that-are to keep the war on ISIS going forever. Obama already did his best to establish ISIS. He refrained from fighting it in its infancy in 2012, refrained from holding it back in Iraq to "regime change" Prime Minister Maliki and kept its revenues flowing until Putin shamed him into finally bombing its oil infrastructure.

Clinton's plan, which declares only aims without any steps to reach them, would mean endless wars in this or that Middle East country and/or in Africa or Asia. It means further suppression of any privacy and opposition at home.

It is not a plan but a threat. Will she win votes with such nonsense?

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Check out the comments.

Mar 24 09:29

Surprised? Belgian Government Knew Terror Attack Was Coming

According to some sources, Belgian authorities should have known this was coming. Surprised?

Mar 24 08:56

Four Americans Missing After Brussels Terror

Four Americans have gone missing in Brussels since it faced terror attacks by Daesh Takfiri militants.

The families and friends of the four took to social media to call out for help.

Early on Tuesday, three coordinated nail bombings rocked EU’s de facto capital leaving at least 34 people dead.

Mar 24 08:53

Super Soft On Islamic Terror: Obama Says That ISIS ‘Is Not An Existential Threat To Us’

In the wake of the horrible bombings in Brussels, Barack Obama is insisting that there is no need to change our approach in the fight against ISIS. He believes that Islamic terror is not a fundamental threat to our way of life, and he wants all of us to be convinced that the way that he is handling ISIS right now is just fine. Well, in this article you are going to learn some very shocking things about Obama and ISIS that are likely to make you very angry. It turns out that our allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been arming, funding and aiding ISIS and other radical jihadist groups such as the al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in Syria), and Obama has known about it all along. The goal was to take down the Assad regime in Syria, and the American people were never supposed to find out the truth.

Mar 24 08:33

American “Dogs of War” Have Gone Wild

The only problem is that while those making weapons get even richer military, Western citizens are getting poorer by the day. They are deprived of any social benefits and comprehensive health care services, as the money that should have been spent on such things are being spent on fancy military projects. But it doesn’t end with the staggering expenditures on weapons, since US soldiers are being regularly sent to most distant parts of the world to protect American business interests, which results in an ever increasing number of those returning home in coffins.

Mar 24 07:46

ISIS attacked Brussels? The US created ISIS? Therefore?

As far as the Brussels attacks are concerned, if we assume that ISIS was responsible, the whole scenario is turned upside down after analyzing the basis of ISIS.

The Obama administration (jointly with the Bush administration) should be announcing: “Well, we keep ISIS alive. Unfortunately, things happen. One of those things is Brussels.”

And then you could go on to query the sincerity of the word “unfortunately.”

Mar 23 17:06

‘Near-Term Attacks’: State Dept. Issues Europe-Wide Travel Alert As US Ramps Up Security At Home

Citing risks of “near-term” terrorist attacks, the US has warned Americans against traveling anywhere in Europe and boosted security at home since twin blasts in Brussels left 31 dead and over 250 wounded, including several US citizens.

Mar 23 15:17

‘Dozens’ Killed In US Airstrike On Yemen Al-Qaeda Camp – Pentagon

The Pentagon says an American airstrike has killed “dozens of fighters” at what it described an al-Qaeda training camp in a mountainous area of Yemen. The strike follows a recent Saudi bombing on a Yemeni market that resulted in over 100 civilian casualties.

Mar 23 14:18

84% of donations never reach veterans

Professional fundraisers have collected $130,399,567 for veteran organizations since 2001, the records show. But those fund-raisers kept 84 percent of the money donated. Meaning, most of the money you donate never reaches veterans needing help.

Mar 23 12:58

‘Better Than Chicken Wire & Spray Paint!’ British Soldiers Test High-Tech ‘Invisibility’ Camouflage

British Army snipers have field-tested a new high-tech stealth material which hides them from surveillance technology.

Troops from Edinburgh-based light infantry regiment 3 Rifles had the opportunity to test out the new Vatec material to construct concealed hides for snipers while on exercises in the US.

Mar 23 12:39

Why Hillary Clinton Should Fear Robert Kagan

She should fear Robert Kagan because he provides an intellectual basis for her worst instincts. Her instincts are to solve problems by force, to assert American might. And then most of the problems we’re facing now—the lead of our foreign policy should not be force. Force has got to be there, and it's got to play a role, particularly in the issue of terrorism, fighting terrorism. But basically, it’s got to be diplomacy and economics, and organizing alliances for action to tackle these problems. That’s got to come first. And Kagan really doesn’t put much store in organizing coalitions to tackle problems—it’s all about assertion of American might.

Mar 23 12:32

Gustavo Castro Witnessed The Murder Of Berta Cáceres. That Means His Life Is In Danger

The sole eyewitness to Honduran social movement leader Berta Cáceres’ assassination on March 3, 2016 has gone from being wounded victim to, effectively, political prisoner.

Now Gustavo Castro Soto may also be framed as the murderer of his long-time friend.

Mar 23 12:04

"Around The World" Fight Against Terrorism Urged By Obama Administration After Brussels Bombings

The terrorist attacks carried out in Brussels on Tuesday bolstered calls from the administration to confront the Islamic State (ISIL) throughout the world.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee hours after the killings that the United States’ counter-ISIL strategy needs to look beyond Iraq and Syria.

Mar 23 11:17

Donald Trump Could Be the Military-Industrial Complex’s Worst Nightmare. ? The Republican frontrunner is against nation building. Imagine that.

Trump has thus shrewdly articulated what ought to be a vital subject for debate in 2016. Instead, I suspect, he will be inundated with lordly rebukes by the policy elites. And the editorial writers will explain how half-baked and dangerous his ideas are to the future of mankind.

We can imagine the labels they’ll haul out from history: Protectionist. Nationalist. Isolationist. America Firster. His challenging proposition reminds me of my childhood, because I grew up in idyllic small-town Ohio, where those skeptical views of “foreign entanglements” defined the Republican Party (there weren’t many Democrats in my home town, and they mostly kept quiet).

Mar 23 10:19

Massive US airstrike in Yemen kills 'dozens' of people, Pentagon says

A massive US airstrike in Yemen has killed what the Pentagon estimates is “dozens” of people, the second such mass-casualty strike the US military has undertaken this month.

The two strikes, killing more than 200 people at what the Pentagon described as terrorist training camps, diverged so sharply from the previous years’ worth of relatively low-casualty strikes that observers speculated US policy may have quietly changed.

Mar 23 10:19

America’s Fake War Against ISIS Grinds On

A recent US Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing considering the nominations of General Joseph Votel and Lieutenant General Raymond Thomas for command of US Central Command and US Special Operations Command respectively, exposed the absurdity of America’s war on the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS).

While the Syrian Arab Army backed by Russian airpower successfully cuts off entire armies of terrorists from their supplies abroad, while encircling and eradicating them within Syrian territory, the US appears instead to be attempting to stretch out ISIS’ existence while maintaining the illusion of fighting the terrorist organization for as long as possible.

Mar 23 09:49

Trump: Israel Should Pay For American Defense

Shortly before he put on a disgusting display of slavish obedience to AIPAC and the organized Jewish community, pledging unswerving support for the Jewish state of Israel as all American politicians are wont to do, Donald Trump told reporters during a press conference in Washington, D.C. that Israel (as well as other U.S. “allies”) should pay for American defense spending.

Mar 23 09:48

SECRET PENTAGON REPORT REVEALS US “CREATED” ISIS AS A “TOOL” TO OVERTHROW SYRIA’S PRESIDENT ASSAD

Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad

Mar 23 08:46

Recipe for Collapse: Rising Military and Social Welfare Spending

Whatever you think of former Fed chair Alan Greenspan, he is one of the few public voices identifying runaway entitlement costs as a structural threat to the economy and nation. We can summarize Greenspan's comments very succinctly: there is no free lunch. The more money that is siphoned off for entitlements, the less there is for investment needed to maintain productivity gains that are the foundation of future income generation: Greenspan: Worried About Inflation, Says “Entitlements Crowding Out Investment, Productivity is Dead” (via Mish)

Mar 23 07:42

The Navy’s New $4.4 Billion Ship Is A Big, Shiny Waste Of Money

However fancy it may look, the USS Zumwalt’s development has been anything but smooth. The 600-foot ship will cost at least $4.4 billion, according to AP — more than twice the cost of the Navy’s current Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers.

When the ship was originally proposed in the early 1990s, the Navy ordered 32 of the destroyers. As costs soared, commanders hacked the order down to three. At one point, they tried to kill the program entirely.

Now, the Navy is starting development of an entirely new destroyer — slated for completion in the 2030s — and is building updated Arleigh Burke destroyers in the meantime.

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I will bet that reverse angle on the bow will prove troublesome in rough seas. Better double up on the Dramamine for the crew!

Mar 23 07:38

“Families Were Blown Up” — Scenes From a Saudi-Led Bombing in Yemen

Around midday on March 15, fighter jets from a Saudi-led coalition bombed a market in Mastaba, in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah. The latest count indicates that about 120 people were killed, including more than 20 children, and 80 were wounded in the strikes — perhaps the deadliest attack yet in a war that has killed more than 6,000 civilians. Local residents and health officials say the carnage was so great in Mastaba that most of the bodies could hardly be identified, and several were beyond recognition.

Mar 23 07:33

President Obama's Lesser-Known Legacy: "Arms Dealer in Chief"

While President Obama has repeatedly criticized members of Congress for failing to pass common-sense gun regulations, one detail of his presidency has gone relatively unnoticed: He has brokered and authorized the sale of more arms to foreign governments than any other US president since World War II.

Mar 22 22:32

Donald Trump Full Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference (3-21-16)

TRUMP: Good evening. Thank you very much.
I speak to you today as a lifelong supporter and true friend of Israel. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
I am a newcomer to politics, but not to backing the Jewish state.
(APPLAUSE)
In 2001, weeks after the attacks on New York City and on Washington and, frankly, the attacks on all of us, attacks that perpetrated and they were perpetrated by the Islamic fundamentalists,
Mayor Rudy Giuliani visited Israel to show solidarity with terror victims.
I sent my plane because I backed the mission for Israel 100 percent.
(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
In spring of 2004 at the height of the violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the grand marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest-single gathering in support of the Jewish state......

http://time.com/4267058/donald-trump-aipac-speech-transcript/

Mar 22 15:33

Myanmar Persecutes Rohingyas, But Not Committing Genocide: US

The United States has acknowledged that Myanmar is persecuting Rohingya Muslims, but failed to call it genocide.?

“While it’s without question that they continue to face persecution, we did not determine that it was on the level of genocide,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

Mar 22 15:19

A world war has begun. Break the silence – John Pilger

Bikini is silent today, mutated and contaminated. Palm trees grow in a strange grid formation. Nothing moves. There are no birds. The headstones in the old cemetery are alive with radiation. My shoes registered "unsafe" on a Geiger counter.

Standing on the beach, I watched the emerald green of the Pacific fall away into a vast black hole. This was the crater left by the hydrogen bomb they called "Bravo". The explosion poisoned people and their environment for hundreds of miles, perhaps forever.

On my return journey, I stopped at Honolulu airport and noticed an American magazine called Women's Health. On the cover was a smiling woman in a bikini swimsuit, and the headline: "You, too, can have a bikini body." A few days earlier, in the Marshall Islands, I had interviewed women who had very different "bikini bodies;" each had suffered thyroid and other life-threatening cancers.

Mar 22 15:06

US-Israel Ties At Core Of Middle East Turmoil: Analyst

The US-Israeli relationship is at the core of the conflicts in the Middle East, says an American author and analyst.

Mar 22 13:38

Military admits trillion dollar F-35 program is a failure

For over a decade the US military has spent $1.5 trillion dollars to create an all-purpose fighter jet that would replace their diverse fleet of warplanes. It’s a project that has been rife with criticism for being grossly over budget and delayed for years, not to mention the fact that the plane is riddled with technical flaws and lacks maneuverability (most recently, it was revealed that the F-35 has a faulty radar that needs to be frequently restarted). And each of these problem prone aircraft cost 3 to 5 times as much to manufacture as older fighter jets, like the F-15 and F-16.

Mar 22 12:25

Syria Battleground: Govt Troops Vs Rebels Combat Footage From Aleppo Region

Syrian Army and its allies were clashing with armed militant groups in Kfar Saghiera village in the rural part of Aleppo.

Mar 22 11:50

America’s Fake War Against ISIS Grinds On

By Tony Cartalucci

A recent US Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing considering the nominations of General Joseph Votel and Lieutenant General Raymond Thomas for command of US Central Command and US Special Operations Command respectively, exposed the absurdity of America’s war on the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS)...

Mar 22 11:29

Washington, Kiss Your Silly Missile Defense Goodbye

Russia’s advanced RS-26 intercontinental ballistic missile has a range of 11,000 km. For illustration, Washington DC is 7843 kilometers from Moscow. The new RS-26 also is capable of a continuously changing trajectory, meaning that it can penetrate even the most advanced missile defense shields. According to a report in the Chinese media after their military leaders were shown a demonstration, even though it weighs just 80 tons, compared to the 120-ton RS-24 Yars predecessor, the Rubezh loads a frightening 1,2 megatons into its four 300 kiloton warheads. Moreover, its booster stage is under five minutes, which means that NATO radars in Europe will have no time to register the launch.

Mar 22 10:09

Misunderstanding The Terror Threat

A couple of unfortunate ways of thinking about terrorism continue to plague discourse about the subject and create a political environment that encourages destructive policy responses. One is to conceive terrorism not as what it really is — a tactic — but instead as an identifiable group of bad actors: “the terrorists.”

Mar 22 09:59

Will This Trigger World War III? US Army Stockpiles Munitions Near China

US Army announces plans to place munitions stockpiles in Vietnam, Cambodia, and other area countries in a bid to contain the regional expansion of Chinese influence.

Mar 22 09:22

2012 Clinton Email Reveals Syria War All About Securing Israeli Hegemony

Clinton noted that the operation in Syria was in part designed to curtail Iran’s nuclear program so that Israel could maintain its “nuclear monopoly” and thereby continue to dominate the region militarily. “The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad,” Clinton wrote in the email.

Mar 22 09:05

Military Times survey: Troops back Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders for president

In an exclusive survey of American military personnel, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders emerged as active-duty service members' top choices to become the next commander in chief.

The Republican front runner Trump was the most popular candidate in a subscriber poll that closed Monday morning, with 27 percent saying they would back the business mogul if the election were held tomorrow. Sanders, the independent Vermont senator, was a close second at 22 percent, besting Trump among Navy and Air Force respondents. (See the service-by-service breakdown below.)

Mar 22 08:53

Army Recruits ‘Forced To Rape Each Other’ In Hazing Ritual

Two army recruits were allegedly forced to rape each other as part of an initiation ceremony in the Household Division regiment of the Welsh Guards.

The incident reportedly took place at Pirbright Barracks in Surrey and involved the men being forced to perform sexual acts on each other.

Mar 22 07:38

Clinton Emails Reveal Plan To Destroy Syria, Target Iran, Threaten Assad’s Family

By Brandon Turbeville

The Hillary Clinton emails have recently been released by virtue of Clinton’s use of a private email server, WikiLeaks, and the Freedom of Information Act and they stand as potentially one of the most damning sets of emails ever exposed to the light of day. With 30,322 emails having been written by Clinton and the fact that Clinton herself has been so heavily involved in untold amounts of treachery during her tenure as Secretary of State alone, the emails are a veritable treasure trove of both incriminating information for Clinton and vindicating information for those who have been critical of her in the past.

One email alone regarding the Syrian crisis demonstrates the veracity of what many who have been labeled “conspiracy theorists” have claimed for years...

Mar 22 07:18

Exclusive: Donald Trump Tells The Brody File He's "100%" In Favor Of Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Donald Trump says he is, “100%” in favor of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He also believes the Iran/U.S. nuclear deal is, “going to actually lead to nuclear proliferation.” And as for President Obama? He says, “We have a president that I think is the worst thing that has ever happened to Israel.” Watch the clip below.

Mar 22 06:57

‘Dismantle the disastrous deal’: Trump tells AIPAC Iran deal is 'number one priority'

We have been had! Just another Zionist puppet!This guy will get us into WW3 just like Hillary!

“My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” Trump said, speaking before AIPAC in Washington, DC on Monday evening. “I have been in business a long time…this deal is catastrophic for Israel – for America, for the whole of the Middle East… We have rewarded the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with $ 150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return.”

Trump criticized the deal for not requiring Iran to dismantle its military nuclear capability and only limiting its nuclear program for a certain number of years. He chastised Iran for contributing to problems in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia by providing weapons and money.

Mar 21 19:29

Army Recruits ‘Forced To Rape Each Other’ In Hazing Ritual

Two army recruits were allegedly forced to rape each other as part of an initiation ceremony in the Household Division regiment of the Welsh Guards.

The incident reportedly took place at Pirbright Barracks in Surrey and involved the men being forced to perform sexual acts on each other.

Mar 21 18:05

Meals To Die For? Soldiers Share Photos Of Mold & Maggots In Army Issued Food

British soldiers have taken to social media to share shocking photos of meals allegedly prepared for them by Ministry of Defence (MoD) contractor Sodexo as they petition the government for better quality food.

Military personnel across the UK have posted pictures of revolting meals allegedly served in army mess halls.

Mar 21 15:32

Trump Names Israel Among Countries That Will Reimburse U.S. When He’s President

Ahead of speaking to a pro-Israel conference in Washington, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said that the nation of Israel should reimburse the U.S. for military assistance.

“I want them to pay us some money,” Trump said during a press conference Monday at the site of Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., which is set to open later this year. “I think Israel can afford to pay us. There are many countries who can pay.”

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Good for Donald. After all that the US sacrificed to stop Hitler from doing ... whatever it is we are told he was doing, Israel should be paying US reparations!

Mar 21 14:27

Are Americans Reaching Their Limits Of Nihilism?

The atrocities committed by the jihadist terror group known as the Islamic State have dominated Western media headlines over the past year and half, as did the atrocities of its predecessor, Al Qaeda in Iraq, for the previous decade. Academics, politicians and pundits regularly debate how such violent and barbaric groups espousing jihadi ideology can be stopped.

Mar 21 13:27

Features Of The War In The Donbass

“War is merely the continuation of politics by other means”, correctly noted the Prussian military theorist General Carl von Clausewitz in his book “About War.”

Times change, and methods of warfare are changing. Before, armed struggle was the main method of warfare, but now the methods that were once considered additional such as economic, informational and ideological confrontation, have now come to the forefront of warfare.

Mar 21 13:21

Chelsea Manning Reveals Anti-Whistleblower ‘Insider Threat’ Surveillance Program

The US government uses an “insider threat” task force that has effectively placed thousands of its employees under “total surveillance” on the chance that they may leak sensitive information, the latest document released by Chelsea Manning shows.

Mar 21 13:01

ISIS Releases ‘Kill List’ That Includes Dozens of Minnesota Cops

Earlier this week, ISIS affiliated hackers released a ‘kill list’ that included at least 36 police officers from all across Minnesota and the Dakotas. The group responsible for the hack calls itself the Caliphate Cyber Army, and their leak included phone numbers, addresses, and the names of the officers.

The leak was posted on an encrypted messaging app known as Telegram, and included instructions to kill the officers.

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Mar 21 11:35

They’re Lying About Why They Hate Trump

Here’s your shocker for the day: The neoconservatives are lying. Now before I tell you how I figured that out — apart from the fact that their lips are moving — I need to begin by parrying any manifestations of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Mar 21 11:00

New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter—the jet that the Pentagon is counting on to be the stealthy future of its tactical aircraft—is having all sorts of shortcomings. But the most serious may be that the JSF is not, in fact, stealthy in the eyes of a growing number of Russian and Chinese radars. Nor is it particularly good at jamming enemy radar. Which means the Defense Department is committing hundreds of billions of dollars to a fighter that will need the help of specialized jamming aircraft that protect non-stealthy—“radar-shiny,” as some insiders call them—aircraft today.

These problems are not secret at all. The F-35 is susceptible to detection by radars operating in the VHF bands of the spectrum. The fighter’s jamming is mostly confined to the X-band, in the sector covered by its APG-81 radar. These are not criticisms of the program but the result of choices by the customer, the Pentagon.

Mar 21 10:55

Why I Won’t be Voting for Hillary in November

Hillary Clinton on her best of days is still a serious menace to both the earth’s continuance as a habitable planet, and to peace. A committed neoliberal who has pursued, both as a senator and as a secretary of state, a policy of economic and military destabilization of sovereign governments, with no regard for the aftermath of such criminality (think Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Venezuela, Libya, Ukraine and Honduras, but especially Libya, Ukraine and Honduras, which were very much her doing in her last public position as secretary of state), Clinton has made it clear even on the campaign trail that she considers Russia to be an enemy. If elected, she has also made it clear she’ll continue a dangerous policy of brinksmanship, pushing for NATO membership of more nations bordering Russia, and moving offensive weapons and troops there too.

Mar 21 10:09

DoD Assesses Corrosion Potential on F-35 and F-22

The evaluation team found two fundamental causes of corrosion issues that are common to both the F-22 and F-35 aircraft, Dunmire said. First, on neither aircraft is “corrosion resistance” defined as a requirement for the user, in spite of the fact that users operate and maintain both systems in severely corrosive desert and saltwater environments. Second, presently there are no tests for corrosion on either aircraft at the operational level. “Even though system specifications call for a design service life of 20 years for the F-22 and 30 years for the F-35, we have no method for verifying that tests on aircraft components will translate into these respective service lives,” he said. According to the GAO report, “No operational-level test for corrosion was conducted on the F-22 prior to initial operating capability, and none are currently planned for the F-35.”

Mar 21 10:08

The F-35 Strike Fighter. Technical Failures of the World’s Most Expensive Weapons System

Even before the recent oil leak and fire episodes, the F-35B (Marine edition) was scheduled to fly for the Queen only if the weather was good. (Another of the plane’s shortcomings is that it can’t fly with complete safety in the rain.) Pushing for the F-35’s presence was BAE Systems, one of the plane’s subcontractors and the prime contractor for the new carrier. F-35s aren’t expected to fly to or from the Queen Elizabeth itself before 2018 at the earliest.

Mar 21 09:38

Military Admits Trillion Dollar F-35 Program Is A Failure

Now officials with the Pentagon are admitting that this massive boondoggle is a total bust. One official admitted that to replace the Air Force’s entire fleet, which was the original intention of the F-35 program, they would have eliminate a fifth of their squadrons to afford it. Two generals said that the whole idea of an all-purpose aircraft was flawed from the start, and the Pentagon is already planning a 6th generation fighter jet to replace the F-35.

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Mar 21 08:07

The Meatgrinder of World War I

Verdun had served the French well as a defensive outpost in the past, but in WWI it became synonymous with insensible tactics that claimed 250,000 lives.

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WW1 tactics seemed designed to murder the maximum number of people with the least damage to the ground. Endless charges from trenches into crossed machine gun fire resulted in massive numbers of dead. One almost wonders if WW1 were intended to reduce the world's population, and when WW1 ended without having achieved that goal, the misnamed Spanish Flu killed even more!

Mar 21 08:04

Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week.

Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region.

Mar 21 07:57

Pentagon: US Marines Heading to Iraq for Ground Combat

In the wake of the death of a US Marine in northwestern Iraq in an ISIS rocket attack on Saturday, the Pentagon has announced they are in the process of deploying an undisclosed number of additional Marines to Iraq to take part in ground combat against ISIS.

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Remember in 2008 when candidate Obama promised the first thing he would do as President was end the wars and bring our kids home?

Mar 21 07:21

We are Preparing for Massive Civil War, Says DHS Informant

A culture war has been stirred up.

Divisions are along predictable lines: racism, police abuse, controversial social issues, and plenty of left vs. right, demographics and regional baggage to clash over as well.

And by all accounts, differences and distinctions between people have been intensifying, not blurring and fading away.According to the Washington Post, many Americans have been relocating themselves in one of the 11 distinct areas of the country to live with like minded people.

The best way to keep us from fighting the real enemy is to keep us fighting amongst ourselves.

But could the culture war ever turn into a real war?

Mar 20 18:58

US To Release Secret Files Linked To Argentina’s Brutal ‘Dirty War’

The Obama administration is set to declassify military and intelligence records related to Argentina’s seven-year “Dirty War,” potentially shedding light on the US role in a brutal chapter of the Latin country’s history.

Mar 20 18:57

Foreign Office Forced To Deny Plans For Libya Airstrikes, Troop Deployments

No UK troops will be deployed to Libya and airstrikes will not be extended to the war-torn North African state, the government has told the Foreign Affairs Committee chair.

Mar 20 17:12

On 13th Anniversary of Iraq War, Pentagon Confirms US Marine Killed by Islamic State Rocket Fire

By Baran Hines

Pentagon officials confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. Marine was killed in a rocket attack by Islamic State in Northern Iraq. The attack occurred Saturday as ISIS targeted a US-led coalition firebase near Makhmur, according to a Pentagon statement released Saturday...

Mar 20 16:50

Vet Goes on Hunger Strike After the State Took His Kids for Him Legally Using Cannabis for PTSD

By Matt Agorist

Disabled Navy veteran Raymond Schwab moved to Colorado last year to free himself from addictions that grew out of the pharmaceuticals prescribed by the VA to treat his service-related physical and psychological injuries.

Because Schwab is legally using medicinal cannabis in Colorado, officials in prohibitionist Kansas have abducted five of his children, ranging from 5 to 16 years of age...

Mar 20 15:47

Presidential Commission approved use of Directed Energy Weapons on the populace, experiments

In the dawn of 2012, many Americans, still left in the dark and unawakened to the fact that their omnipotent government and floundering leaders in Washington would have anything less than the peoples best interest at heart, will now face one of their biggest fears

Mar 20 15:37

Remembering Obama’s “Shock and Awe” Bombing Of Libya And How The “Antiwar” Movement Blew It

Op-Ed by Philip C. Restino, Jr.
Central Florida Veterans For Peace

March 19th marked the 5th anniversary of the first African-American President unilaterally, and without provocation, ordering the U.S. “Shock and Awe” bombing the crap out of his African brothers and sisters in the sovereign North African nation of Libya. Not only that, he did so without even bothering to go to Congress and at least lie to them like his predecessor President George W. Bush did with his own “Shock and Awe” bombing of Iraq 8 years earlier...

Mar 20 15:33

Let’s create a new government

The New World Order is no longer a conspiracy theory. It’s a fact. It’s real. And it’s here. As a result we the people are subject to a tyrannous government which has been bought and now owned by those that collectively make up the NWO.

Mar 20 08:33

“The West Overthrew all Democratic, Peaceful Governments. …It then Manufactures Terrorist Cells”

Since the peace talks in Vienna, known as the Vienna Process held in late October 2015, Iran joined the negotiations to find a solution to the devastating civil war in Syria that has left more than 250,000 Syrians dead since 2011.

The United States had previously objected to Iran’s presence at the peace talks, and in January 2014, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon withdrew his invitation for Iran to partake in the one-day negotiations in Montreux, Switzerland.

It was conjectured at that time that the United States pressured Ban to back away from his decision to include Iran in the UN-sponsored event.

However, it’s has transpired that Iran can play a defining role in bringing back peace and stability to Syria given its close partnership with the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Mar 20 08:32

Trojan Horses and Color Revolutions: The Role of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

How many Americans could identify the National Endowment for Democracy? An organization which often does exactly the opposite of what its name implies. The NED was set up in the early 1980s under President Reagan in the wake of all the negative revelations about the CIA in the second half of the 1970s. The latter was a remarkable period. Spurred by Watergate – the Church committee of the Senate, the Pike committee of the House, and the Rockefeller Commission, created by the president, were all busy investigating the CIA. Seemingly every other day there was a new headline about the discovery of some awful thing, even criminal conduct, the CIA had been mixed up in for years. The Agency was getting an exceedingly bad name, and it was causing the powers-that-be much embarrassment.

Mar 20 08:30

Hillary Clinton’s Emails. A Sunni-Shiite War Would be Good for Israel and the West. Senior Israeli Intelligence Official

The intelligence service of Israel considers a potential Sunni-Shiite war in Syria a favorable development for the country and the West, according to an email archive of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, released by WikiLeaks.

The author of the email, forwarded by Clinton in July 2012, argued that Israel is convinced Iran would lose “its only ally” in the Middle East, if the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad collapses.

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Mar 20 07:57

The End Of Anglo-American Hegemony

The Rothschild/Rockefeller/banking/energy/arms/drugs oligopoly that has enslaved humankind and decimated planet earth for the last few centuries is coming apart at the seams. The arrogance and stupidity of the self-proclaimed “illuminated ones”, who operate their matrix from the city of London, is being writ large for all to see.

Mar 20 07:37

No matter who you are for, this election cycle has forever taken the blinders off any last US citizens who didn't realize that mainstream media and political parties all really worked for the same establishment goalkeepers.

Never again will the mainstream media be believed.

Never again will the two parties be believed.

A generation of US citizens will walk around for the rest of their live's knowing they live with a fundamental lie of government representation .

There are no more "conspiracy theorists" because the conspiracy theories have all been made open for all to see. There are no disbelievers left. There is only everyone and those paid or incentivized to spread false disbelief.

I have no idea how it will affect the future but I am certain it will greatly affect it in one or more ways.

Mar 20 07:31

Clinton Emails: How Google Worked With Hillary to Try and Overthrow Syria’s Assad

The Silicon Valley’s technotronic oligarchy have been exposed as a mere extension of the CIA in terms of playing a role in Washington’s state policy of regime change in Syria.

This latest email release reveals how then US Secretary of State, and now Democratic presidential favorite Hillary Clinton colluded with executive at Google to launch a digital PR onslaught against the president of Syria, Bashar al Assad.

This is all part of Google’s ‘color revolution’ business, and also part of the Smart Power Complex used to manufacture public consent for ‘humanitarian interventions’ globally.

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Not quite the warm fuzzy image of Google we were fed in the movie "The Interns", is it?

Mar 20 07:29

Only Human – But Not Necessarily Stupid

Existence of the Parasitic Human Controller class is structured in a compartmentalized, pyramid format.

The entirety of Human Society has been forcefully re-structured by the domineering predator class, into a parasitic, repressive, pyramid form, where a small handful of predators at the top of the pyramid, feed off from, and control the many at the bottom of the pyramid.

Repression of the Human masses is a mandatory component of the command and control pyramid structure currently terrorizing planet Earth.

Mar 20 04:32

Should International Law Supersede Superstition in the 21st Century?

by Prof. William A. Cook

This is the God of Moses and of Joshua giving them license to take the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites et al. in the name of the God they created and literally forced on the Jewish people if they did not obey, as witness the destruction they imposed on those who worshipped other images of God.

Mar 19 19:00

State Dept Estimates Almost 2 Years for FOIA Answers on American Reporter Murdered in Syria War

By Baran Hines

The U.S. Department of State estimates December, 2017, almost 2 years, is the earliest it can complete WTF News’ Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in relation to the murder of American reporter Serena Shim. WTF News submitted a FOIA request to the State Department to release information on the events before and after Serena Shim’s death in Turkey while she was reporting on Syria’s proxy war. The FOIA Requester Service Center noted State Department officials may need that time “due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch” in response to a WTF News inquiry on the status of the case...

Mar 19 15:02

Hillary Clinton Warmonger

Mar 19 13:13

The US Just Admitted That The 14 Airmen in Charge of 150 Nuclear Missiles are Coke and Molly Addicts

By Andrew Emett

Tasked with guarding 150 nuclear missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, fourteen airmen are under investigation for allegedly using cocaine. Last year, three launch officers, known as missileers, pleaded guilty to using ecstasy after an investigation into illegal drug possession uncovered roughly 100 officers involved in a cheating scandal...

Mar 19 13:00

Washington Censures Istanbul’s Deadly Bombing

The United States has strongly denounced Saturday’s deadly bombing in the western Turkish city of Istanbul.

Washington condemned the “vicious terrorist attack” in central Istanbul, vowing to stand by Turkey.

Mar 19 11:41

Will This Trigger World War III? US Army Stockpiles Munitions Near China

US Army announces plans to place munitions stockpiles in Vietnam, Cambodia, and other area countries in a bid to contain the regional expansion of Chinese influence.

On Wednesday, the US Army announced that it plans to stockpile munitions and military supplies in Vietnam, Cambodia, and several other undisclosed nations including, experts believe, the Philippines, as the US adopts an increasingly aggressive military posture toward China.

US officials state that the munitions caches, placed within areas China considers to be within its "sphere of influence," are necessary to respond to regional "threats" by Russia and North Korea, and allow for more rapid deployment.

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(Sigh) Just because something is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly wrong thing the US government and military could possibly do, is absolutely no guarantee that they won't do it, the placement of these munitions caches being a sterling case in point.

Mar 19 08:49

New Defense Pact Allows US to Increase Troop Presence in Philippines

Amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea, the US and the Philippines have formalized a new defense pact that specifies five military bases where American forces will be allowed to operate.

Mar 19 07:56

Goldberg on Obama’s Syria credibility ‘crisis’

Everybody’s got something to say about Jeffrey Goldberg’s extensive article at The Atlantic, The Obama Doctrine. Since it was published last week, reviews have been more prolific than dandelions. It’s got a theme running through it; militarily, has the U.S. lost its deterrence credibility because of Barack Obama? And the article opens, closes, centers on, and drives home Obama’s failure to bomb Syria in August 2013 after Bashar al-Assad allegedly crossed Obama’s previously-stated red line.

Goldberg gnashes on this idea over and over in the interview. He’s not reporting the story, he’s driving it — for the neocons.

Mar 18 17:55

GOP At War Against 'Peace' Between US And Iran: Activist

Republican lawmakers in the US Senate are trying to sabotage a possible rapprochement or relaxation of tensions between the United States and Iran, says Brian Becker, an American political commentator and antiwar activist.

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