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WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Jan 25 16:50

‘Deploy military to Calais to put law & order back’ – UK haulage chief

UK haulage companies are calling on the French government to send in the army to protect lorries traveling through the port of Calais.

Jan 25 16:26

US Abets Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

U.S. officials are quick to decry “human rights violations” in “enemy” states, but different rules apply to “allies” such as Saudi Arabia, which is committing war crimes in Yemen and executing dissidents at home while the Obama administration aids and abets the atrocities, writes Marjorie Cohn for TeleSUR.

Jan 25 16:05

Emancipating the Military, Containing the Citizenry

Those who try to understand military policy often confuse themselves by focusing on minor matters such as strategy, tactics, logistics, and armament. Here they err. For years the central goal of the military, the brass ring, has been independence from control by civilians. It has been achieved.

Jan 25 15:45

Media Silent as US Helps Saudis Starve Half a Million Yemeni Children

While the media was flooded with images of the starving children of Syria, the thousands of children suffering from Saudi Arabia’s U.S.-backed onslaught on Yemen made far fewer headlines.

Jan 25 15:34

25 Years of the US at War in Iraq: Tragic Legacy, Dubious Prospects

Saturday, January 17, marked 25 years – a full generation – since the 1991 launch of a U.S.-led mostly air war, “Operation Desert Storm,” that devastated Iraq, including extensive damage to Iraqi electrical, water and sewage infrastructure, with terrible public health consequences.

Jan 25 15:23

ISIS threat makes nuclear weapons more popular, poll reveals

In a study commissioned by the Independent newspaper and published on Monday, researchers claim “the rise of ISIS and an increase in the security threat back home may well have turned the tide a little.”

Jan 25 15:04

One quarter of young Americans are too obese to qualify for military service; junk food weakens national security

Forget back and forth shifts in political decisions, terror threats and changing policies; the latest threat to national security may be the fact that many Americans are too obese to serve in the military.

Jan 25 14:19

Three Decades After Dirty War, US-Trained Military Officials Face Prosecution for Atrocities in Guatemala

Twelve graduates of the US Army’s “School of the Americas” are finally facing prosecution for atrocities documented in Guatemala three decades ago.

Jan 25 13:40

Saudi-American Coalition air force air strikes destroy historical archaeology sites in Yemen

Saudi-American Coalition air force air strikes destroy historical archaeology sites in Yemen

Aythel (Baraqish) 1000 B.C the oldest city in Yemen
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Israel routinely exploits archaeology for political purposes, to justify its "ownership" of the holy lands. It hypes its own antiquities (often frauds), while destroying artifacts from history viewed as a political threat. One of the great crimes committed against the people of Iraq was the looting of the Baghdad Museum and the destruction of many important ancient sites inside Iraq.

And more to the point, I think that destruction of ancient sites in the Middle East is deliberate policy.

Egypt is literally littered with the ruins of the ancient temples and palaces of her rulers. As much as has been found, it is estimated that only 1/3 of Egypt's archeological wonders have been uncovered. A newly discovered temple was uncovered while digging a sewer line, and a cache of finely preserved mummies was literally stumbled over by a cow in a pasture.

Iraq's ancient heritage was enshrined in its ancient sites and museum. As a result of the war, many of those sites have been damaged or destroyed. Part of the ancient city or Ur now lies underneath a US air base runway. The treasures of the museum have only partly been recovered. The treasures from the looted archaeological sites have been scattered to the world.

And now Yemen's ancient treasures are being bombed!

All of this wealth of archaeological treasures must of course annoy Israel. We are raised from birth with Old Testament tales of the greatness of the ancient Israelites, of the powerful kingdoms of Solomon and David and the first temple. Yet Israel, while rich in antiquities, is almost totally devoid of artifacts from this supposedly glorious time in her history. The existence of the fabled First Temple was supported with just two artifacts, a carved staff ornament in the shape of a pomegranate and the Jehoash tablet. Both of these artifacts have been exposed as frauds. We are told that once there was a magnificent temple on that hill, but it "all went away." The wonders emerging from the soil of Egypt, Iraq, and Iran serve as a constant reminder that ancient buildings of such a scale as we are told the First Temple was simply do not vanish without a trace.

There is considerable reason to suspect that the tales told in the Old Testament are just that; tales. The Bible is not science, it is the collected stories of a primitive tribal people telling each other how important they are. And like fishermen talking about the one that got away, or Ramses with his temple carvings of the did-not-really-happen victory over the Hittites at Kadesh, the writers of the ancient testaments assumed that the people they were telling stories to had no way to verify the claims for themselves. So "embellishment" was a low-risk activity.

We do know from the available archaeological evidence that the Exodus probably actually happened to the Hyksos, not the Israelites. We know that the story of Moses is suspect because no Egyptian princess would hide a Hebrew child inside Pharaoh's household, then give the kid a Hebrew name ("Moses" is actually an Egyptian title meaning "Prince" and is included in the names of many Pharaoh's names such as Tut-Moses, Ah-Moses, Ra-Moses (Ramses) etc.) Likewise, the story of Masada may be less than accurate. The remains found on the mountain were buried with pig bones, something no proper Jewish funeral would tolerate, which suggests that the bodies found and venerated as heroes of ancient Judea were actually those of dead Romans.

But a good story is a good story and the writers of the ancient texts were probably not thinking much further into the future than the guys who pen the "Celebrity dates space alien" stories you see at supermarket checkout lines. The fact that the celebrity is a real person does not prove the space alien exists. It's just a story.
Given enough time, even a simple story written in jest can take on a life of its own. Scientology began as a bet between two science fiction writers; look how wide spread that has become in just a short time.

But, over time, entire religions with attendant wealth and power structures have been built on the premise that these ole testament stories really happened exactly as written. And today, here in the 21st century world, science has started to catch up with these ancient legends and call many of them into doubt.

So, for a nation that justifies its existence on the writings of the Torah, the plethora of sites and artifacts confirming the ancient histories of Egypt, Iraq, Iran, etc. etc. etc. must seem a dire political threat for a nation whose own ancient history seems to have left little if any traces at all.

In that context, the strange behavior of the US military which posted guards around the Iraq oil ministry while leaving the Baghdad museum unguarded suddenly starts to make sense. So does the intentional targeting of Palestinian antiquities and the theft of their cultural treasures, if the supporters of a very insecure nation decide that leveling the archaeological playing field is preferable to allowing the obvious disparity in artifacts to remain visible to the world.

In an attempt to attach ancient Israel to present day Jerusalem, Israeli authorities continue the attachment of spurious labels to Holy Basin landmarks, while claiming the falsification is due to the Byzantines, who got it all wrong.

King David’s Tower’s earliest remains were constructed several hundred years after the Bible dates David’s reign. It is a now an obvious Islamic minaret.

King David’s Citadel earliest remains are from the Hasmonean period (200 B.C.). The Citadel was entirely rebuilt by the Ottomans between 1537 and 1541.

King David’s tomb, located in the Dormition Abbey, is a cloth-covered cenotaph (no remains) that honors King David. It’s only an unverified guess that the casket is related to David.

The Pools of Solomon, located in a village near Bethlehem, are considered to be part of a Roman construction during the reign of Herod the Great. The pools supplied water to an aqueduct that carried the water to Bethlehem and to Jerusalem.

The Stables of Solomon, under the Temple Mount, are assumed to be a construction of vaults that King Herod built in order to extend the Temple Mount platform.

Absalom’s Tomb is an obvious Greek sculptured edifice and therefore cannot be the tomb of David’s son.

The City of David contains artifacts that date before and during David’s time. However, some archaeologists maintain there is an insufficient number of artifacts to conclude any Israelite presence, including that of King David, before the late ninth century. In any case any Israelite presence must have been in a small and unfortified settlement.

The Jerusalem Archaeological Park within the Old City, together with the Davidson Exhibition and Virtual Reconstruction Center also tell the story. Promising to reveal much of a Hebrew civilization, the museums shed little light on its subject. The Davidson Center highlights a coin exhibition, Jerusalem bowls and stone vessels. The Archeological Park in the Old City contains among many artifacts, Herodian structures, ritual baths, a floor of an Umayyad palace, a Roman road, Ottoman gates, and the façade of what is termed Robinson’s arch, an assumed Herodian entryway to the Temple Mount. The exhibitions don’t reveal many, if any, ancient Hebrew structures or institutions of special significance.

Reliable archaeologists, after examining excavations that contain pottery shards and buildings, concluded that archaeological finds don't substantiate the biblical history of Jerusalem and its importance during the eras of a united Jewish kingdom under David and Solomon.

Margaret Steiner in an article titled It's Not There: Archaeology Proves a Negative in the Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August, 1998, states:

"...from the tenth century B.C.E. there is no archaeological evidence that many people actually lived in Jerusalem, only that it was some kind of public administrative center...We are left with nothing that indicates a city was here during their supposed reigns (of David and Solomon)...It seems unlikely, however, that this Jerusalem was the capital of a large state, the United monarchy, as described in Biblical texts."

Jan 25 10:25

Good News, World! You Can Stop Worrying About the South China Sea!

I guess it’s understandable. A more accurate characterization of the South China Sea as “a useful but not indispensable waterway for world shipping whose commercial importance, when properly exaggerated, provides a pretext for the United States to meddle in Southeast Asian affairs at the PRC’s expense” is excessively verbose and fails to convey a sense of urgency.

The kicker, of course, is that the lion’s share of the $5 trillion is China trade, and most of the balance passes through the South China Sea by choice and not by necessity.

In other words, the only major power with a vital strategic interest in Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea is the People’s Republic of China. And the powers actually interested in impeding Freedom of Navigation down there are…pretty much everybody else, led by the United States.

Jan 25 10:21

Can US Break with Jihadist Allies?

The passage of a major U.N. Security Council resolution is like a cheap high: the euphoria wears off pretty quickly. Such was last month’s unanimous adoption of a “peace plan” to end nearly five years of Syrian bloodshed.

Jan 25 10:13

US ABETS SAUDI WAR CRIMES IN YEMEN

U.S. officials are quick to decry “human rights violations” in “enemy” states, but different rules apply to “allies” such as Saudi Arabia, which is committing war crimes in Yemen and executing dissidents at home while the Obama administration aids and abets the atrocities, writes Marjorie Cohn for TeleSUR.

Jan 25 09:37

Despite Decades of Stealth, Sticking Points Bedevil F-35 Jet

By the time the F-35 program is fully up and running — with an American fleet of more than 2,400 planes planned by the late 2030s — projected total costs will exceed $1 trillion. One billion dollars will be needed just to pay for the highly advanced pilot helmets, running to $400,000 apiece. And though champions of the supersonic F-35 hail it as the ultimate sky fighter for the 21st century, skeptics ask if it is worth all the money and effort, or even if it will prove as effective in its mission as David’s little stone was in its day.

To put it mildly, the Joint Strike Fighter is a complex piece of machinery. History suggests that the more intricate a device is, the more ways there are for things to go wrong. Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, the Air Force officer in charge of F-35 development, stands firmly by the program, but he acknowledged to Retro Report that the plane’s initial design may have been overambitious and thus trouble prone.

Jan 25 09:29

“THE PENTAGON HAS NO CLUE HOW MANY WEAPONS IT HAS LOST TO ISIS”

For more than a decade, the United States has supplied huge quantities of weapons and military hardware to the Iraqi government—and a large chunk of that equipment has disappeared and landed in the hands of ISIS fighters and members of Iranian-backed Shiite militias responsible for massacring civilians. Everything from M-16s and bullets to Humvees and tanks have been lost. But neither the US nor Iraqi governments can say how much US-supplied materiel has been diverted to militant groups or how it’s ending up there.
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Jan 25 09:03

US SENATE TO DECLARE “INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL LAW” — GIVE PRESIDENT ‘UNLIMITED’ MILITARY POWERS

The U.S. Senate is poised to give President Obama and the next president unprecedented war powers that amount to declaring martial law upon the entire world. Majority leader Mitch McConnell surprised almost everyone last week by sayinghe has a war resolution ready to be voted on at any time. The resolution is a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) for declaring war on ISIS. It would give the president even more power than the AUMF granted to Bush after 9/11, which is still in place today.

Jan 25 09:00

CASHLESS SOCIETY WAR INTENSIFIES DURING GLOBAL EPOCALYPSE

In the fall of 2015, the world descended into an economic apocalypse that will transform the globe into a single cashless society. This bold prediction is based on trends in nations all over the earth as shown in the article below. As we enter 2016, we are only beginning to see this Epocalypse form through the fog of war. The war I’m talking about is the world war waged furiously by central banks against the Great Recession as the governments they supposedly serve fiddled while their capital burned.

Jan 25 08:58

FORMER BRITISH AGENT CLAIMS UK SPY AGENCY KNEW OF GUANTANAMO INMATE TORTURE

A former senior British intelligence officer wants to give evidence that the country's security services knew about the torture of inmates at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, a newspaper reported. The former officer is seeking permission to present evidence to a forthcoming parliamentary inquiry that British officials saw detainees being tortured in December 2002, the Sunday Times said quoting senior security sources.

Jan 25 08:55

Joint Chiefs Chairman: US Looking to Attack ISIS in Libya

In new comments, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford said the US is planning “decisive military action” against ISIS targets inside Libya, and that while the decision hasn’t been finalized, it will be in the next few weeks.

Jan 25 08:50

Saudis Bankroll CIA Backing of Syrian Rebels

While it’s no secret that the CIA has had a “covert” program supplying weapons to Syrian rebels for years, and it’s likewise no secret that Saudi Arabia has been throwing large sums of money and arms at rebel factions, it’s only now being understood how closely linked those two schemes were.

Jan 25 08:43

No Apologies: U.S. Aggression Against Vietnam

Out of all the peculiarities of the political milieu in the U.S., what probably stands out the most is the discourse on the U.S. obliteration policies against Vietnam. If in any other country there exists a wider gap between the conventional portrayals and narrative on a war of aggression carried out by that country, on one hand, and the documentary record, on the other, then I have yet to come across it.

What does the general picture on U.S. aggression look like? The U.S. air force dropped more bombing tonnage solely in South Vietnam than the total bombing tonnage of every single aerial bombing campaign by all sides in WWII put together. The total amount of U.S. bombings during the Vietnam War was more than twice the size of all the bombings in WWII.

12 million acres of forest and 25 million acres of farmland, at the bare minimum, were destroyed by U.S. saturation bombing. The U.S. sprayed over 70 million liters of herbicidal agents to Vietnam.

Jan 25 08:34

Israel Banned Documentary

Jan 25 07:51

Alert: Military martial law bill sneaked through by Senate

Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell is attempting to fast track a “war powers” bill that will allow President Obama nearly unlimited power to deploy the military anywhere in the world for any length of time – including on U.S. soil.

Jan 25 07:31

US Senate to Declare “International Martial Law” — Give President “Unlimited” Military Powers

By Justin Gardner

The U.S. Senate is poised to give President Obama and the next president unprecedented war powers that amount to declaring martial law upon the entire world. Majority leader Mitch McConnell surprised almost everyone last week by saying he has a war resolution ready to be voted on at any time.

The resolution is a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) for declaring war on ISIS. It would give the president even more power than the AUMF granted to Bush after 9/11, which is still in place today...

Jan 24 23:54

Boeing Tanker Passes First Midair Refueling Test for Air Force

Now I know what that unrecognizable aircraft with the boom is! I've spotted it from I-5 a few times in front of one of Boeing's hangars.

Jan 24 16:36

Mitch McConnell Wants to Give Obama Unlimited War Powers

After the Bush administration fell out of favor with the American public, so too did the War on Terror. The war never stopped of course, but the term has lost its emotional charge, and isn’t used very often anymore. This bill aims to bring back the same sentiment with different words. It’s the War on Terror 2.0, which will henceforth be dubbed “The War on ISIS,” coming to a town near you.

Jan 24 13:47

Vladimir Putin’s Russia: Perfect Foil To The Anglo-American Axis And Their New World ‘Order’

One of the best kept secrets which predicated the inevitable collapse of Soviet communism and the subsequent breakup of the USSR is that it actually occurred in a manner not too unlike a carefully controlled demolition. Only in this case they were bankers and politicians, investment brokers and power-brokers who actually pressed the buttons. All of the plans toward that end were fastidiously laid by these stakeholders, each of whom had the greatest interest in exploiting the vast wealth of the Russian Motherland.

Jan 24 11:44

This Month Marks 25 Years the U.S. Has Been at War in Iraq

Saturday, January 17, marked 25 years — a full generation — since the 1991 launch of a U.S.-led air war, “Operation Desert Storm,” that devastated Iraq, causing extensive damage to the country’s electrical, water, and sewage infrastructure, with terrible public health consequences. A quarter-century later, the U.S. is still bombing, and over 3,400 U.S. troops are in the country. It’s part of a larger war raging in northern Iraq and Syria, with a ferocious, merciless entity driving the destruction: the Islamic State.

Jan 24 11:23

Investigation Exposes How Saudi Arabia has Been Tasking and Directly Funding CIA Black Ops

While publicly condemning a scant portion of the human rights violations routinely committed by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the U.S. government has secretly been colluding with the brutal regime, which is currently funding the CIA’s covert operations in Syria. Instead of answering to the American people, the CIA has become the Saudi government’s obedient lapdog after accepting massive bribes for over three decades with total impunity.

Jan 24 10:27

America and Turkey begin Ground Invasion of Syria. How Will Russia Respond?

Russia Insider writes, that Turkey has seized the ISIS-controlled town of Jarabulus, but faced no resistance, according to reports:

“Eyewitnesses to the incursion reported that the Turkish forces have not encountered any resistance from ISIS fighters in the area. These reports once again raise the question of possible collaboration between Turkey and ISIS aimed at halting the advance of the Kurdish militias in north Syria.”

The Turkish operation is “officially” aimed at combating Daesh (ISIS) militants, who have fortified Jarablus. But sources tell Sputnik that Ankara may be more interested in preventing the YPG from gaining a foothold in a region of strategic importance. Various reports indicate that Ankara could soon (if it has not already) launch a ground operation in neighboring Syria, confirms Sputnik on Thursday.

Jan 24 08:35

Islamic State’s Bloody Decline

Large-scale armed insurrection tends to move through identifiable phases that correspond roughly to what Mao Zedong described many years ago. In Mao’s formulation, the first of three phases emphasizes organization, propaganda, and the establishment of cadres and a presence in the areas in which the revolutionary movement intends to operate.

Jan 23 22:18

Islamic State Coming to the End of the Road

The Islamic State(also known as Daesh) is the bastard child of the US’s drive to achieve regime change in Syria.To that end the US and its allies instigated an armed insurrection against the Syrian government.

Jan 23 15:22

The Pentagon Achieves Its Ancient Aim : To escape civilian control

Those who try to understand military policy often confuse themselves by focusing on minor matters such as strategy, tactics, logistics, and armament. Here they err. For years the central goal of the military, the brass ring, has been independence from control by civilians. It has been achieved.

Jan 23 12:30

Nuclear Missile 'Mishap' Costs Air Force $1.8M

The video that accompanies this article is full of shit. More than five countries have signed the NPT -- including Iran. Israel REFUSES to sign the treaty even though it has been proven that they do posses nuclear weapons.

Jan 23 10:36

US May Turn Hawaii Missile Test Site Into Combat-Ready Facility

The US is talking about transforming the Aegis missile defense test site in Hawaii into a combat-ready facility to defend against ballistic missile attacks, after North Korea conducted their fourth nuclear test earlier this month.

Jan 23 10:29

Half the Foreign Policy Experts Signing Clinton's Anti-Sanders Letter Have Ties to Military Contractors

illary Clinton’s campaign released a letter this week in which 10 foreign policy experts criticized her opponent Bernie Sanders’ call for closer engagement with Iran and said Sanders had “not thought through these crucial national security issues that can have profound consequences for our security.”

The missive from the Clinton campaign was covered widely in the press, but what wasn’t disclosed in the coverage is that fully half of the former State Department officials and ambassadors who signed the letter, and who are now backing Clinton, are now enmeshed in the military contracting establishment, which has benefited tremendously from escalating violence around the world, particularly in the Middle East.

Jan 23 09:34

US forces expanding military presence in Syria: Report

New evidence reveals the United States has increased its military presence in Syria and is currently expanding an airbase in the country’s Kurdish-dominated areas.

Jan 23 08:35

Red lines and dollar signs: the business of the Syrian War

A damning report on the conflict of interests in the Syrian Crisis debate identified numerous corporate and defense industry ties of experts and think tanks who commented on potential military intervention. Much of the debate over Syria got underway in 2013, when not only were the conflicts-of-interest and military-industrial complex ties of these “consultants” and “experts” rarely disclosed, but the ideas they expressed were mere permutations of an ideologically narrow spectrum of U.S. and Western neo-conservative interventionism.

Jan 22 16:33

Land of the Greed; Home of the Slave — Paul Craig Roberts

Not content to bully weak countries, Washington threatens powerful countries such as Russia, China, and Iran with economic sanctions and military actions. Consequently, much of the non-Western world is abandoning the U.S. dollar as world currency, and a number of countries are organizing a payments system, World Bank, and IMF of their own. Some NATO members are rethinking their membership in an organization that Washington is herding into conflict with Russia.

Jan 22 16:32

Arkansas teen says he was turned away from Marines because of his Confederate flag tattoo

Anthony Bauswell, 18, has the rebel flag inked on his rib. He said he got 'Southern Pride' added so it wouldn't be seen as racist, but the recruiter told him it was an 'automatic DQ'. The military prohibits all racist, extremist or gang-related tattoos. I guess the confederate flag SOMEHOW qualifies now. At least now the kid won't have to go die for politicians and bankers in some war we were lied into!

Jan 22 13:42

British Parliamentarians pay Homage to Dick Cheney

On 3rd December 2015 at the United States Capitol in Washington a statue was unveiled in honour of Richard “Dick” Cheney, former vice President to George W. Bush. In line with all other past vice-presidents a marble bust will now rest alongside all other United States vice-Presidents.

Coincidentally, the previous day witnessed the British parliament, specifically the House of Commons, inadvertently honour Cheney in the debate on whether to extend the military intervention aimed at ISIS in Iraq into ISIS’s supposed heartland in Syria.

Jan 22 09:16

HORRIFYING VIDEO SHOWS TROOPS FROM NATO COUNTRY GUN DOWN CIVILIANS CARRYING A WHITE FLAG

An incident in which several civilians with a white flag came under fire has been caught on camera. The victims are reported to be Kurds in the town of Cizre, where they were allegedly shot at by Turkish troops. The series of short video clips published on social media shows a procession of people going along a street, pushing a cart with what appears to be two covered bodies. The walls of the buildings are dotted with holes, possibly from bullets. A tank is shown in the distance.

Jan 22 08:08

Missoula Doolittle Raider Thatcher to join Living Legends of Aviation

Missoula’s David Thatcher, one of two remaining crew members of the famed Doolittle Raiders of World War II, will be feted again Friday night.

Thatcher and his wife, Dawn, are in Beverly Hills, California, where he’ll be inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation at a $5,000-a-plate dinner ceremony hosted by John Travolta.

Thatcher, 94, will be joined by the other Doolittle survivor, Dick Cole of Texas, who turned 100 in September.

Jan 22 07:20

Make Mine Freedom (1948)

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You can't say you weren't warned!

Jan 22 05:05

Syria Lies Dept: 60 Minutes declares the Russian intervention a flop

Taking no chances, CBS 60 Minutes program also manages to denigrate the brave Syrian Arab Army, just about one of the most heroic forces fighting ISIL and other brutal terrorists in the Middle East.

Jan 21 23:26

Yemen: Britain and Saudi Arabia Shoulder to Shoulder in Atrocity

“British military advisers are in control rooms assisting the Saudi-led coalition staging bombing raids across Yemen that have killed thousands of civilians, the Saudi Foreign Minister and the Ministry of Defence have confirmed

Jan 21 20:21

Yemen being pounded by US, British, Israeli jets: Army

Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom have been contributing to Saudi Arabia’s deadly war on Yemen by sending warplanes to bomb the impoverished nation, a Yemeni army official reveals.

Jan 21 19:59

Gearoid O Colmain on “Coercive Engineered Migration: Zionism’s War on Europe” _ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

Gearoid O Colmain, commentator for Russia Today and contributor to the new book ANOTHER French False Flag?, may be politically on the left…but he is definitely not part of the co-opted foundation-funded pseudo-alternative world that passes for the “respectable left” these days. In his new article “Coercive Engineered Migration: Zionism’s War on Europe”– and even more so in this interview – Gearoid offers a frightening, plausible, politically-incorrect analysis of what’s behind the manufactured “refugee crisis.”

Gearoid’s early report for RT on the 11/13/15 false flag in Paris has already passed a million views.

Jan 21 19:34

Ron Paul Says When Free Trade Fails, War Follows

Free trade — not corporatist, managed trade — is the best guarantor of peace and prosperity. Protectionism leads to trade wars which very often lead to hot wars. In the US presidential race the issue of tariffs and other taxes on trade have begun to enter the conversation. We should remember how dangerous this kind of isolationism is, especially to working and middle class Americans. In today’s Liberty Report, Ron Paul explains the importance of real free trade:

Jan 21 18:24

DARPA Aims For Brain Implants to Control Machines

An implantable neural chip being developed under a newly-announced program by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which will allow humans to directly communicate with computers and control them with just their mind. Besides the obvious military application, the device will open new possibilities for the treatment of different neural disorders, as well as potentially improving the lives of disabled people who are paralyzed, deaf or blind, DARPA claimed in a press-release.

Jan 21 16:23

Were the U.S. Boats Off Course in the Persian Gulf an Actual Example of the Mythical “Rogue Operation”?

The problem is not hard to address logically. All of the official and unofficial stories that have come out are based on the notion that the boats accidentally strayed into Iranian waters, specifically within 3 miles of Farsi Island. The first story was mechanical problems, then one boat had mechanical problems (engine conked out) and the other ran out of gas, so couldn’t tow the first, then the SecDef announced no, no mechanical problem, a navigation error. Of some 50 miles.

Jan 21 13:19

US Vice President Joe Biden Admits That US Allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar Finance, Support and Supply ISIS

Video speaks for itself. Speech given at the Kennedy School. The US knows full well its allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are the head of the ISIS hydra and are behind the terrorists that have killed innocent EU, Russian and supposedly US citizens. You Tube has tried to block this video. Download and share. Recently the US and UK appointed Saudi Arabia the head of the UN Human Rights Council. This action should speak volumes about US and UK complicity in the crimes of ISIS. The Saudi UN Human Rights Commissioner is now wrongly accusing Russia and the Syrian government for killing civilians in cities held by the Saudis ISIS terrorist army. The hypocrisy is astounding.

Jan 21 12:07

New Bernie Sanders Campaign Ad Vows to End U.S. Quagmires in the Middle East

“As president, I will defend this nation but I will do it responsibly,” Sanders declared in the campaign ad. “I voted against the war in Iraq, and that was the right vote. We must never forget the lessons of that experience.”

Jan 21 09:57

Russia’s Air Assault in Syria Forces US, Turkey to Scale Back Ambitions

Russia’s aerial onslaught against militants in Syria has entirely changed the dynamics in the region, giving boost to Assad’s army and forcing the US and Turkey to scale back their ambitions: the US has softened its demands for Assad’s departure and Turkey has reduced its support for anti-government fighters, according to Middle East experts.

Jan 21 09:30

Neocon revenge?

With the end of the original sanctions now in play, Washington’s neocons and allies are down, but certainly not on the run. What is their greatest fear? That peace and prosperity will break out? In the meantime, what will be the impact on Iran – the country that is the clear winner in all of this?

Jan 21 09:28

Russia, NATO Must Reduce Tensions, West Ready to End Conflict - MSC Head

Russia and NATO need to reduce tensions between them, and the alliance has already shown willingness to put an end to the confrontation, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference told Sputnik.

Jan 21 08:40

FLASHBACK - 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime”

Astoundingly, the newly declassified report states that for “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…”.

The DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN” and dated August 12, 2012, was circulated widely among various government agencies, including CENTCOM, the CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, State Dept., and many others.

The document shows that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset.

Jan 21 06:48

Disturbing Navy SEAL wargames that nobody is talking about

Did you know that the Navy SEALs just started a series of wargames that will take place in dozens of locations all over the coastline of Washington State, and will go on for at least another 2 years? I didn’t hear about it until recently.

Jan 21 06:05

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services—usually more than one country—because spying today is so effective and so universal. Officials in possession of this secret information often pass it on to the country that’s targeted, in the sincere belief that a heads-up will be appreciated.

But often the information isn’t welcomed—-because the fix is already in. Treasonous assets within the targeted country’s chain of command, who are prepared for the possibility of a leak, take measures to block the information from reaching those who might act on it in a meaningful way.

Jan 20 20:22

Iraq’s Oldest Christian Monastery Completely Destroyed by ISIS

ISIS terrorists, in their continued demolition campaign against historical and religious sites in the areas under their control, have recently destroyed the Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery located in south of the Mosul city.

Satellite images released by the Associated Press on Wednesday showed a pile of rubble at the location of St. Elijah's Monastery, situated south of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

Jan 20 18:19

ISIS massacres 280 civilians for ‘cooperation with the Syrian army’

Islamic State jihadists have reportedly slaughtered up to 280 people in the Deir ez-Zor province, killing “whole families” for alleged cooperation with the Syrian troops. The killings are said to have taken place a day after Russian humanitarian aid was air dropped in the region.

Jan 20 15:51

Your Fear of Terrorism Could Get You Killed

One in 3.5 million: That’s the risk you’ll die from a terrorist attack in the United States, Ohio State professor John Mueller estimates. Rounded generously, that chance comes to 3 one-hundred thousandths of a percent.

Jan 20 15:42

Peace, One Piece At a Time

Baltimore Director of Peace by Piece Fariji Muhammad and Co-Project Coordinator of the Atlanta Chapter Kadijah Austin join this edition of iMWiL! to discuss their new organization

Jan 20 15:06

Navy Schedules War Games in Washington State With No Public Disclosure

Dahr Jamail reveals his investigation into how Navy Seals will be practicing combat exercises in Washington state on public and private lands and why state government officials and the public are left in the dark.

Jan 20 13:42

Marines crack down on trail trespassers

Hiley and his group were escorted around a bend where six to eight Marines in vests and flight suits stood next to a pile of bikes. The Marines explained the riders were being ticketed for trespassing on federal land and that their bicycles were being confiscated.

Marines issued tickets to 50 people for trespassing and impounded 45 bikes and three motorcycles over the weekend, said 1st Lt. Matthew Gregory, the base’s public affairs officer.

Jan 20 13:41

Always on the Wrong Side: US Vet Questions Military's Muddled Loyalties

An American Marine combat veteran has provided his own analysis of why US military leaders are frequently perceived as “mental cripples, delusional, paranoid and morally repugnant” and why the US military simply cannot be trusted by either the US president, its Commander-in-Chief, or by the American people.

Jan 20 11:38

MONSANTO SUPPLIED CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO ISRAEL; GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES

Monsanto’s history in the food and pesticide business has become well documented. The Big Agricultural giant has found themselves in many a headline from the production of synthetic marijuana patents to Indian farmers committing mass suicide, to the run of the mill lawsuit over cross pollination of crops. In short, Monsanto is on every turn in the agricultural world; yet in another terrifying turn they’ve now been linked to the use of White Phosphorus on Palestinians in Gaza 2008 and 2009.

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When it comes to making money in any way possible, no matter how illegal or immoral such a transaction may be, Monsanto has the morals of a turd.

Jan 20 11:32

Russia to respond to NATO Black Sea force by deploying new weapons - report

The Russian Army and Navy will deploy additional forces and modern weapons to its southwest in reply to NATO’s plans to boost its presence in the Black Sea region, a Russian newspaper reported quoting Defense Ministry sources.

The military is planning to test the fresh forces, infrastructure and weapons deployed to the regions bordering the Black Sea in the headquarters exercise Caucasus-2016, scheduled for September, the sources told Novaya Gazeta daily. The exercise will include joint use of various forces in the Caucasus Mountains and on the Black Sea, they added.

The plans to reinforce Russia’s southwestern borders must be tied with NATO’s plans to boost its military presence in the region, as well as with its constant effort aimed at increasing the combat abilities of the Ukrainian Army, the newspaper suggested after receiving the sources’ information.

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The problem for NATO is that when Russia military weapons builders have delivered their equipment, that equipment works precisely as advertised if not better.

With Western made military equipment, many times the products are very much behind delivery schedule, way over budget, and not performing at all to spec, when field tested.

Jan 20 10:51

UK SOLD £1BN OF ARMS TO SAUDI ARABIA DESPITE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN YEMEN

“These figures are deeply worrying, showing that the UK continued to dispatch huge amounts of weaponry to Saudi Arabia despite overwhelming evidence that the Saudi war machine was laying waste to Yemeni homes, schools and hospitals,” the group’s head of policy and government affairs Allan Hogarth said.

“As officials were signing off these sales, hundreds – possibly thousands – of Yemeni civilians were dying in a terrifying barrage of indiscriminate Saudi airstrikes in the country.”

Hogarth said the law is unequivocal in the context of the Saudi-led airstrikes.

“Any Saudi attack, whether deliberate or not, that fails to adequately protect civilians is a violation of international law,” he said.

“And our obligations are equally clear – as a major supplier of Saudi Arabia’s weaponry, the UK is legally obliged to suspend arms exports.”

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A short memo to Allan Hogarth: this will only happen when pigs fly.

When it comes to money for UK arms dealers, coupled with insuring that it is the West's "regime changes" which stick, and not something home-grown, the UK will continue to operate with all the morals of a dead tree stump (and I WILL get emails from dead tree stumps, protesting that comparison.)

Jan 20 10:42

The Disturbing Navy Seal Wargames That Nobody Is Talking About

Did you know that the Navy SEALs just started a series of wargames that will take place in dozens of locations all over the coastline of Washington State, and will go on for at least another 2 years? I didn’t hear about it until recently. Unlike the notorious Jade Helm exercise, which was widely reported by both alternative and mainstream news sources, this operation has received very little attention since it started on January 14th, and virtually no attention before it began.

Jan 20 09:53

MIDWEEK SPOOF ~~ IRANIAN MISSILE TESTING

As sanctions end over nuclear program, US socks Iran with new sanctions over missile testing

Jan 20 09:35

How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish

The US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq, then distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it and how it was being spent.

The staggering scale of the biggest transfer of cash in the history of the Federal Reserve has been graphically laid bare by a US congressional committee.

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But the government could not come up with the cash to guarantee safe drinking water to the people of Flint!

Jan 20 09:32

Photographing Drone War Protest Lands Peace Activist, Grandmother 6 Months in Prison

An upstate New York peace activist and grandmother is heading to jail today to begin a six-month sentence for photographing a protest at a base where U.S. drones are piloted remotely.

Jan 20 08:56

LIBYA WAS INVADED TO PREVENT PAN-AFRICAN CURRENCY

A declassified email sent on April 2, 2011 to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reveals the invasion of Libya was launched to prevent Muammar Gaddafi from establishing a pan-African currency based on Libya’s gold Dinar.

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Jan 20 08:51

VA Secretly Paid Exec Who Threatened Whistleblower $86,000 To Quit

A former Department of Veterans Affairs hospital director was paid $86,000 to resign after Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson determined he had retaliated against a whistle-blowing subordinate who reported him for doing little work, The Daily Caller News Foundation found.

Jan 20 08:49

In 2015, the US Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim Countries, Nearly 1 Bomb For Every Terrorist

In a recent report, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Micah Zenko, noted that the United States has dropped an estimated 23,144 bombs in the Muslim-majority countries of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. That is over 60 bombs a day!

One of the focal reports of Zenko’s report is that despite the dropping of tens of thousands of bombs on the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations, recruitment for these groups is increased with every bomb dropped by a foreign power onto indigenous soil.

Jan 20 08:43

Today, This Grandmother Is Going to Jail for Peacefully Protesting the US Drone War

By Carey Wedler

On Tuesday, a New York grandmother returned to jail on previous charges filed against her for protesting U.S. drone warfare in 2013. Mary Anne Grady Flores, 58, was photographing other activists as they peacefully protested armed drones at the Syracuse Hancock Air Base in February 2013.

Judges in the town of DeWitt, where the base is located, had issued “orders of protection” to activists in order to keep them away from the base...

Jan 20 08:18

5 of the worst atrocities carried out by the British Empire

Although the proponents of Empire say it brought various economic developments to parts of the world it controlled, critics point to massacres, famines and the use of concentration camps by the British Empire.

Jan 20 08:01

Britain and Saudi Arabia: Partners in High Crimes

British Prime Minister David Cameron defended the indefensible on state-owned, operated and controlled BBC - discussing his regime’s policy of selling Saudi Arabia terror weapons.

They’re used for regional naked aggression, along with brutal internal repression. More on Britain’s deplorable policy below.
An earlier article discussed Cameron’s partnership with Washington and Riyadh.

They’re waging terror war on Yemenis, indiscriminately killing civilians, slaughtering them in cold blood, both countries choosing terror-bombing targets - including residential neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, refugee camps, food storage areas, mosques and other nonmilitary sites, committing slow-motion genocide, largely ignored by major media scoundrels.

Yemen is Obama’s war. Britain has its own imperial aims, both nations indifferent to unspeakable human suffering, wanting information on their complicity with high crimes suppressed.

Jan 20 08:00

U.S Prepared Hitler for War With the USSR

In the 1930s, Russia (USSR) developed a rate significantly outstripping the rate of development of all other countries of the world. This situation did not suit the focus of the world's evil – the United States and certain international circles.

Germany began to prepare for war with Russia, i.e. with the Soviet Union. And again the leadership of Germany was placed in a network that eventually ruined its people, acquiring world domination for the U.S. Yes, that's right. The Germans in the Second world war won world domination, without realizing it, not for himself but for U.S.

Jan 20 07:47

THE 21st CENTURY: AN ERA OF FRAUD

In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way. On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda. In the 21st century this fraud multiplied many times. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya were destroyed, and Iran and Syria would also have been destroyed if the President of Russia had not prevented it.

Jan 19 23:37

Week Fifteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: when no news is good news

The Russians are steadily degrading Daesh on many levels: they are hitting their command posts, their ammo dumps, their logistics and supply routes, their training bases, etc. Since a lot of those targets have now been destroyed, the Russians are also proving more and more close air support, that is to say that they are now flying sorties in direct support of Syrian army operations. There is also mounting evidence that Russian officers are now working closely with the frontline Syrian units.

Jan 19 23:29

Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives?

Obama administration announced new online initiatives to bolster its foreign policy narratives and as a means to counter others, for example, this network, RT.

Maybe a better course of action would be for the US State Department to ask itself why fewer and fewer people trust and believe it?

CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Don DeBar and James Carden.

Also see: Uncle Sam Got a Shiny New Propaganda Bullhorn for Christmas

Jan 19 23:25

Russian Red Scare No Longer Works

The EU has no-one else to blame for its present stresses and strains but itself, owing to its craven subservience to Washington's reckless policies.

The American and British governments are launching yet another media campaign to demonize Russia, with tall claims that the Kremlin is infiltrating European political parties and news media. The dastardly Russian aim, we are told, is to destroy the European Union.

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Washington and its trusty sidekick in London are desperately seeking to turn back the clock to the “good old days” when they could control their public through scare stories.

Jan 19 21:08

Yet Another Military-Industrial-Complex Power Grab

After examining 14 million records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, we found that, on average, for every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation’s most politically active corporations received $760 from the government. The $4.4 trillion total represents two-thirds of the $6.5 trillion that individual taxpayers paid into the federal treasury.

Jan 19 12:25

Who Killed Martin Luther King? The Cover-Up of the Century

On December 8, 1999, a jury in Memphis, Tennessee, reached the verdict that Martin Luther King Jr. was killed as a result of a conspiracy involving the FBI, CIA, U.S. Army, Memphis police and the Mafia. After a five week trial which presented 70 witnesses, the jury (made up of six blacks and six whites) rejected the official position that the civil rights titan was shot by a lone assassin, James Earl Ray, who was jailed for 99 years for the crime and died in 1998. The verdict concluded a wrongful death civil lawsuit brought by the King family against Loyd Jowers, owner of Jim‚s Grill, a Memphis cafe located next to the scene of the shooting when it took place on April 4, 1968. The jury found Jowers guilty as one part of a large conspiracy created by government agencies. Jowers admitted his role but insisted that he did not know the identity of the target.

Jan 19 12:21

The Jewish Plan to Murder Six Million Europeans

Abba Kovner and his faction Nakam planned the genocide of 6 million Europeans post WWII. Kovner was arrested aboard a British destroyer with enough poison to murder the inhabitants of four major European cities through their water supplies.

Bizarrely after only a year in custody the genocidal terrorist Kovner was quietly released into Jewish Israeli hands.

Jan 19 11:22

Some Bad Ass History:Saladin!

Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub was born in the small town of Tikrit to Kurdish Muslim parents in the year 1137 CE. He would become one of the most influential and admired military leaders in medieval history; loved by his people and respected by his enemies for years to come.

Now Salah al-Din was renowned throughout the world for his ability to not be a dick to people. So when he took over the vast Arab territories, the Christian knight commander Raynald of Chatillon decided it would be cool to fuck with him and try to provoke him into a fight.

Finally, Salah al-Din was like, "OK seriously, fuck this guy." and he set out to kick the ass of Raynald of Chatillon.

Salah al-Din sold all the captured knights back to their families for hefty ransoms except for Raynald, who was executed because he had been both a total bitch and a pain in the ass.

Jan 19 10:02

MONSANTO SUPPLIED CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO ISRAEL; GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES

Monsanto’s history in the food and pesticide business has become well documented. The Big Agricultural giant has found themselves in many a headline from the production of synthetic marijuana patents to Indian farmers committing mass suicide, to the run of the mill lawsuit over cross pollination of crops. In short, Monsanto is on every turn in the agricultural world; yet in another terrifying turn they’ve now been linked to the use of White Phosphorus on Palestinians in Gaza 2008 and 2009.

Jan 19 09:08

Top General Warns of New ISIS Threat… in Jamaica?

It appears America’s military fear-mongers have just about run out of new ways to try to frighten us into submission. So the best they are able to come up with now is to say the boogie men are heading south, to the blue waters and delightful beaches of the very un-Muslim Caribbean.

Jan 19 08:21

Israel vs Iran: Israel Loses, *Big* Time

First, there has never been any real evidence of an Iranian military nuclear program, but even more important is the fact that Iran never had any need for nuclear weapons. A lot of anti-Iranian propaganda is directly predicated on the notion that having nuclear weapons is highly desirable, yields some big advantage, and that all nations would want to acquire them. This is utter nonsense. In reality, possessing a few nuclear devices would only turn these devices into high priority targets for destruction by the USA and/or Israel. And even if, by some miracle, the Iranians managed to hide these devices while deploying them on missiles or aircraft, using any one such device would guarantee a massive retaliation from the Empire. What is the point of having a few nukes when Israel has hundreds?

Jan 19 08:02

PENN ENVY: FEAR OF CITIZEN JOURNALISM DEFINED COMMERCIAL MEDIA’S HOSTILE RESPONSE TO THE INTERVIEW OF THE DECADE

Sean Penn & Kate del Castillo Scooped the Press and Embarrassed the US & Mexican Governments in Interview with Chapo Guzmán Oscar winner Sean Penn and Mexican film and TV star Kate del Castillo recently played staring roles as citizen journalists and scooped the world’s major media outlets by scoring a sit-down interview with a notorious Mexican narco-trafficker: Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (aka Chapo Guzmán). As one of the longtime leaders of the powerful Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization, Guzmán has been on the run from law enforcers for years — having previously twice escaped from high-security Mexican prisons.

Jan 19 04:13

More Islamic State Terrorism in Jakarta, Indonesia? A First Glance Only Raises Questions

Though the actual people pulling the triggers in these terror acts may be Islamic extremists, in every case there are invisible imperialistic government forces from the West that are pulling the strings from behind the scenes, most often CIA handlers who coordinate state sponsored covert operations working directly with the alleged terrorist patsies, financing, arming and training them. Former career military intelligence and CIA officer and whistleblower Robert David Steele said:

Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.

Regarding the violence in Jakarta, Robert David Steele believes that the CIA cannot be discounted as possible perpetrators. Several months ago his open source intelligence network "documented expectations that CIA planned to begin covert operations in Indonesia to further inflame the equation of Islam with terrorism."

Jan 18 19:24

Why hasn't the mystery of Gulf War Syndrome been solved?

"I had terrible sweats and fevers," says Sean Rusling. "I was a bit of a mess."

The former Royal Army Medical Corps sergeant blames his illness on a series of vaccinations ahead of the outbreak of fighting in the 1991 Gulf War. His health declined rapidly, including temporary paralysis of one leg and what he describes as a "total physical and mental breakdown" after he returned to the UK. Within four years, he was out of the Army. He was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the age of 37 and, hasn't worked since.

"It's an insult that the Ministry of Defence doesn't recognise the condition suffered by me and so many others," says Rusling, now 56.

Jan 18 15:44

Ron Paul Rips Neocons: Their ‘Greatest Fear Is For Peace to Break Out’

Ron Paul blasted neocons for espousing a “failed ideology” of foreign policy in his syndicated column Monday.

Jan 18 15:09

US drive to war with China dominates Philippine presidential election campaigns

On January 10, the election season for the presidential election to be held on May 9 officially opened in the Philippines. At the center of all of the campaigns—characterized by corruption scandals and threats of electoral disqualification—is the threat of war with China.

Jan 18 14:12

Pentagon report: Iran took SIM cards from detained U.S. sailors' phones

Iranian soldiers removed two SIM cards from two handheld satellite phones but otherwise returned all weapons, ammunition and equipment when they released 10 U.S. sailors and their two boats last week, the Pentagon said Monday.

The first public report from U.S. Central Command into the incident provided that and other new details but did not answer the key question of why the U.S. Navy crews deviated from their course in the Persian Gulf and entered Iranian waters.

(* no No NO! they took the SIM cards!
Official Pentagram Souce)

Jan 18 13:52

The international gangster

Is the U.S. government an international gangster? No doubt, America is one of the most aggressive nations in the world. The U.S. has fought by far the largest number of wars based on propaganda pretenses. It has broken the international laws of war, maintained secret prisons, bombed innocents in Libya and Syria for “humanitarian” reasons, armed terrorists in those countries, and trained and instigated them to overthrowing legitimate regimes. It’s droned-bombed wedding parties (see here and here) and hospitals.

Jan 18 13:43

NAVY SEALS CARRY OUT DOMESTIC WAR GAMES, U.S. CITIZENS NORMALIZED AS ‘THE ENEMY’

United States Navy SEALs planned war games in the state of Washington for mid-January, where they would encroach upon residential areas, state parks, national parks, etc, without the consent of the public. The war games treat citizens as pawns because SEALs were trained to react to citizens as potential terrorists. One of the most alarming aspects of the war games, which were reported on by Truthout journalist Dahr Jamail, is how it normalizes the idea that U.S. citizens can be enemies. The war games suggest a future where many more military exercises run roughshod over public spaces and soldiers simulate how citizens could pose a danger to them.

Jan 18 10:14

THE CASE AGAINST NOAHIDE LAW

Americans in their current Islamophobic fervor seem to be terrified of the imposition of Shariah Law upon the nation. They are completely unaware that their nation has already been sold over and that their American legal system has been hijacked by the Talmudics and that their once Napoleonic judicial system has been altered into a truly “jewdicial system”.

Jan 18 08:55

Playing Games with War Deaths

There’s a double standard in how the U.S. mainstream media reports civilian deaths depending if the U.S. military is fighting the wars or not, accepting absurdly low numbers when the U.S. is at fault and hyping death tolls when “enemies” are involved, a manipulation of human tragedy, says Nicolas J S Davies.

Jan 17 22:58

Russia Deploys Electronic Warfare System as Syrian Army Prepares for Major Offensive

But with backing from Russian airstrikes and foreign fighters, Syria's armed forces are slowly advancing south and southeast of the city.

"This will be the biggest military operation in Syria since the beginning of the war," one commander with pro-government forces told AFP.

Jan 17 21:35

ISIS commits massacre in village in Deir Ezzor, claiming the lives of 300 civilians

Daesh (the so called ISIS, ISIL) mercenary-terrorists committed a massacre in al-Bghailiye village (in Deir Ezzor’s western countryside), claiming the lives of around 300 civilians, most of them women, children, and elderly people, local sources said to SANA reporters.

Jan 17 13:19

In War Games, Navy SEALs Normalize Treating U.S. Citizens as Enemy

United States Navy SEALs planned war games in the state of Washington for mid-January, where they would encroach upon residential areas, state parks, national parks, etc, without the consent of the public. The war games treat citizens as pawns because SEALs were trained to react to citizens as potential terrorists.

One of the most alarming aspects of the war games, which were reported on by Truthout journalist Dahr Jamail, is how it normalizes the idea that U.S. citizens can be enemies. The war games suggest a future where many more military exercises run roughshod over public spaces and soldiers simulate how citizens could pose a danger to them.

Jan 17 13:07

Home of Heroes: General David Shoup

A great Man and Marine!

"Until you're 21 you can't vote…can't participate in this great democratic process. But you can make your vote heard. You don't have to be a vegetable 'til you're 21. You can demonstrate. Historically, demonstrations intended to bring unrealistic regimes to heel, have on balance, produced good for the exploited masses. It may be well that this technique has finally come in an exploding fashion to America and American students. It shows that you are thinking. That you're interested and want to do something to be heard. That you don't intend to sit ignorantly and idly by and watch this world panorama of confusion trot by under camouflage and not express yourselves about how you want the future to be. The future that will soon be your responsibility."

General David Shoup, USMC
Pierce College, May 14, 1966

Jan 17 11:49

This land is our land: American democracy, at a theater near you

Democracy has been projected on to a fictitious screen of good guy and bad guys. The people watch as impotent spectators, no longer even aware of the real story out there.

Ever since armed white ranchers took over federal property in Oregon the unfolding drama has resembled a parody of a Hollywood Western. Trouble is, no-one is quite sure who’s wearing the white hats as opposed to the black ones.

Jan 17 10:08

Sen. McCain Furious That Iran Treated US Sailors Well

McCain was furious that “Obama administration officials seem to be falling over themselves to offer praise for Iran’s graciousness” and was outraged that the Iranians dared interfere with the actions of US military vessels operating in Iranian waters.

In the world of John McCain, only the United States has the right to national sovereignty. The US military has the right to act anywhere and everywhere and the rest of the world dare not raise a question.

Jan 17 10:08

Dark Tourism: Meet The Man Who Takes Vacations In War Zones In Order To Experience The World

Dark tourism involves people travelling to places that are historically associated with death, pain and suffering. Many of us will probably not want to travel to such places for fear of our lives. But that is not the case for this English builder, Andrew Drury. According to CNN, for more than 20 years now, Drury has led a double life. The double life he has led is attending to his family and job, and at the same time, traveling around the world for

Jan 17 09:08

WHO IS THE THREAT TO WORLD PEACE? CHRISTIANS, JEWS, OR MUSLIMS (The US, Israel, or Iran)!

Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of the US Puppet Ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that interval of time, 1979 to the present, Iran has not invaded anyone. Not once. In fact Iran has not launched a war of aggression against another nation in 200 years. War is not their nature. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of Israel to emigrate!

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Jan 16 16:26

Fluid Alliances: War on Terror, Yesterday and Today

This is all quite shamelessly a far cry from when the ‘War on Terror’ was declared in 2001 and who knows what the future holds with respect to alliances in the war on the Syrian state. Perchance to say, if ISIS bides its time, it too, in several years will be heralded by the British and American governments as not only “moderate rebels” but “super-moderate rebels.”

Jan 16 16:00

WAR IS A RACKET

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts.

Jan 16 12:44

PTSD-afflicted veteran deprived of his 5 children over medical marijuana use

The family of a Gulf War veteran suffering PTSD lost custody of their youngest kids after moving from Colorado, where treatment with medical marijuana is legal, to Kansas, where pot is illegal. They have seen their children three times since last April.

Jan 16 11:49

British military advisers do assist Saudis in Yemen aistrikes – newspaper

UK military experts are “in control rooms” of the Saudi coalition bombing Houthi rebels in Yemen, a campaign that has killed thousands of people including civilians, British media has learnt. The MoD insists that Brits are not choosing airstrike targets.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir has confirmed that British officers are present in operational rooms of Saudi-led coalition and are training the anti-Houthi forces to conduct air warfare in Yemen, The Telegraph reports.

“We asked a number of allied countries to come and be part of the control center,” Adel al-Jubeir told journalists. “I know they are aware of the target lists.”

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Cameron must love the stench of the blood of innocents on his hands.

And despite the weasel wording from the UK's MOD, it is obvious that the US and UK are complicit in the massive deaths of civilians in this horrific war against the people of Yemen.

Jan 16 11:25

The Ascendance of Sociopaths in U.S. Governance

As any intelligent observer surveys the world’s economic and political landscape, he has to be disturbed - even dismayed and a bit frightened - by the gravity and number of problems that mark the horizon. We’re confronted by economic depression, looming financial chaos, serious currency inflation, onerous taxation, crippling regulation, a developing police state, and, worst of all, the prospect of a major war. It seems almost unbelievable that all these things could affect the U.S., which historically has been the land of the free.

How did we get here?

The reason is that a certain class of people - sociopaths - are now fully in control of major American institutions. Their beliefs and attitudes are insinuated throughout the economic, political, intellectual, and psychological/spiritual fabric of the U.S.

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The problem, as defined in the last paragraph stated here, is that the process of dictatorship has well and truly been engraved into law already; between the Patriot Act; the Homeland Security Act; the NDAA, the freedoms which used to be afforded to American citizens have been eviscerated to almost the point of non-existence.

9/11 was the apex of this manufactured changed, from a governmental managed and staged event, which was the horrific destruction of lives and buildings on that terrible day. It was all a fake, and a fraud, through which to "shock and awe" the American people into the cowed acceptance of the "big brother surveillance state", and lay the ground work for infinite, endless wars, ultimately for private profit.

I know I sound like a chipped CD on this, but people with intelligence, skills and kids, please get out of this country before it is too late; the window for such an action is narrowing exponentially.

Jan 16 08:34

Doubling Down on a Failed Strategy: The Pentagon’s Dangerous “New” Base Plan

Investing in “enduring” bases rather than diplomatic, political, and humanitarian efforts to reduce conflict across the region is likely to do little more than ensure enduring war.

Jan 15 22:04

Closing the 'Collapse Gap': The USSR Was Better Prepared for Collapse than the US

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I am not an expert or a scholar or an activist. I am more of an eye-witness. I watched the Soviet Union collapse, and I have tried to put my observations into a concise message. I will leave it up to you to decide just how urgent a message it is.

My talk tonight is about the lack of collapse-preparedness here in the United States. I will compare it with the situation in the Soviet Union, prior to its collapse. The rhetorical device I am going to use is the "Collapse Gap" – to go along with the Nuclear Gap, and the Space Gap, and various other superpower gaps that were fashionable during the Cold War.

~ Dmitry Orlov

Jan 15 16:38

Perpetual Bases, Perpetual War

Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East. Though this is being presented as a response to the rise of the Islamic State and other militant groups, there’s remarkably little that’s new about the Pentagon plan. For more than 36 years, the U.S. military has been building an unprecedented constellation of bases that stretches from Southern Europe and the Middle East to Africa and Southwest Asia.

Jan 15 13:13

Rand Paul Slams Fed, “Baffled” By Evangelicals’ Preference For War-Mongering GOP Candidates

In an exclusive interview with FTMDaily’s Jerry Robinson, U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul discusses the recent Senate vote on his “Audit the Fed” bill, as well as the lack of support of his candidacy within the American evangelical community.

Jan 15 11:26

Concrete Wasteland: Drone buzzes devastated Damascus neighborhood

Footage from a drone flying over a Damascus neighborhood shows the scale of destruction inflicted upon it by years of warfare.

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