WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Sep 02 17:51

How America Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours

Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whoseapproval ratings make the president look like a rock star, rising poverty, weakening wages, and a growing inequality gap just to start what could be a long list. Abroad, from Libya and Ukraine to Iraq and the South China Sea, nothing has been coming up roses for the U.S. Polls reflect a general American gloom, with 71% of the public claiming the country is “on the wrong track.” We have the look of a superpower down on our luck.

Sep 02 17:17

Dr. Rania Masri's Speech at "Crisis in Gaza and West Bank: Context and Action" Forum

This is a must watch video about the rights of Palestinians delivered by a Palestinian speaking with all the eloquence, intelligence, dignity and grace that we would applaud from anyone speaking for our own precious rights and freedoms. Those rights are no less precious for each and every Palestinian struggling against Israel's oppressive and brutal policies designed to negate their very existence.

Sep 02 15:29

Who’s Telling the ‘Big Lie’ on Ukraine?

If you wonder how the world could stumble into World War III – much as it did into World War I a century ago – all you need to do is look at the madness that has enveloped virtually the entire U.S. political/media structure over Ukraine where a false narrative of white hats vs. black hats took hold early and has proved impervious to facts or reason.

Sep 02 15:12

Insanity: War Criminal Tony Blair Awarded 'Philanthropist Of The Year'

OK, let's put Blair's history of war crimes and profiteering to one side for a moment. Just days after a leaked document showed how Blair offered advice to Kazakhstan’s despot president Nursultan Nazarbayev on how to deal with the media after it emerged that his security forces massacred 14 unarmed protesters in 2011, GQ magazine has somehow seen fit to name Blair 'Philanthropist Of The Year'.

Sep 02 15:04

GREATER ISRAEL: The Land of Israel’s future borders as given by the Torah…can’t wait for this

Genesis 15:18 reads: “To your descendants I give this land from the River of Egypt to the Great River, the river Euphrates.”

Moses announces to the Jews in Deuteronomy 11:24, that “Every place where you set the soles of your feet shall be yours. Your borders shall run from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea.”

Sep 02 14:57

Somalia Attacked In US Drone Strike

The Pentagon confirmed that U.S. forces bombed a location in Somalia on Monday, though spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby said the "results of the operation" were still being assessed and that additional information would only be provided to the public "as and when appropriate."

Sep 02 13:32

US Troops Are Heading To Ukraine

While only 'humanitarian adviser' boots on the ground are present in Iraq (and Syria), Reuters reports that preparations are under way near Ukraine's western border for a joint military exercise this month with more than 1,000 troops from the United States and its allies. As Obama told reporters last week, "that a military solution to this problem is not going to be forthcoming," it seems a little odd 'strategically' to go ahead with the Rapid Trident exercise Sept. 16-26 as a sign of the commitment of NATO states to support non-NATO member Ukraine, entailing the first significant deployment of U.S. and other personnel to Ukraine since the crisis erupted.

Sep 02 13:31

British troops set to head for war-torn Ukraine

A platoon of about 30 men may take part in an annual US-Ukraine exercise involving hundreds of troops around Lviv near the Polish border.

Sep 02 13:20

Ron Paul: Obama Has No Middle East Strategy? Good!

A lack of strategy is a glimmer of hope. Perhaps the president will finally stop listening to the neocons and interventionists whose recommendations have gotten us into this mess in the first place! Here’s a strategy: Just come home.

Sep 02 12:56

THE MOTHER OF ALL BLOWBACK

Given that the US had made an unbelievable mess of its Mideast policies, the president is right to pause and think, something his shoot –from- the- lip Republican critics rarely do. They are demanding the US attack both Iraq and Syria without asking “what then oh brave Washington warriors?” These are the Republicans who ardently supported George Bush’s catastrophic invasion and destruction of Iraq.

The problem is that too many cooks in Washington are spoiling its Mideast soup.

Sep 02 12:43

Military lawyer resigns in protest of ‘show trial’ of accused 9-11 mastermind

Last week, a US military lawyer on the defense team for self-proclaimed 9/11-attacks mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army in protest of the “show trial” conducted by the US at Guantanamo Bay.

Sep 02 12:36

NATO May Hold Drills, Set Up Military Training Centre In Georgia – Rasmussen

NATO may hold military drills and establish a military training center in Georgia, NATO Secretary General Andrers Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday.

According to Rasmussen, alliance plans to increase cooperation between Georgian Armed Forces and NATO and organize military drills inside Georgia.

Rasmussen emphasized that NATO plans to establish a military training center in Georgia in order to attract the alliance’s partners.

Sep 02 12:35

NATO summit: War or peace?

Twenty-five kilometers of fifteen-foot high, reinforced steel-mesh crowd proof fencing. 20,000 heavily armed, well equipped and dark-uniformed militia have started arriving daily. Military defense plans have been finalized. Already, adrenaline is in the air. There is a fight coming. Is this Gaza?

No. This is the NATO Summit. You, your civil rights, your quest for peace, and your demand for a return to real democracy and pursuit of happiness are not wanted here.

You do not matter!

Sep 02 12:34

Corporate Media Propaganda Uses ‘Social Proof’ To Manipulate Public

If you've been tuning in to TV news lately, there's been a lot of chatter about what sort of military action the United States should take against the Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria. While the public isn't eager for any new wars, the front page of USA Today was trying to change that narrative.

Sep 02 12:26

US Journalist Steven Sotloff Reportedly Killed by ISIS

According to reports, U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff has been killed by fighters with the Islamic State after a video purporting to show his beheading death was released and flagged on Tuesday by the SITE Intelligence Group, a research group that tracks jihadist web postings.

Sotloff, 31, a freelance journalist, was kidnapped in Syria in August 2013.

Sep 02 12:14

Older Vets Committing Suicide at Alarming Rate

Veteran suicide numbers have gone up in recent years with much of the attention focused on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan killing themselves. However, almost seven out of 10 veterans who have committed suicide were over the age of 50, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs study.

Sep 02 10:55

U.S. bombs Somalia in drone attack

Pentagon admits US airstrikes took place, but says details on operations will only be released to public "as and when appropriate"

Sep 02 10:06

NWO Enforcer: NATO Threatens WW III

The New World Order has been in place for centuries. Is it not time to start calling the NWO by another name? A descriptive term that encapsulates the essence of the beast would be a Nefarious Warrior Organism. Such a phrase strips away the ridiculous notion that there is any order in the malevolent organization of the parasitic global structure, based upon perpetual and permanent warfare.

Sep 02 07:16

FLASHBACK - WMD dossier was 'sexed up', Iraq war enquiry is told by intelligence officer

TONY Blair’s attempts to justify the war in Iraq were shattered by explosive new evidence yesterday.

The ex-Prime Minister and his spin doctor Alastair Campbell have always denied “sexing up” evidence to make a case for the invasion by suggesting Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

But a senior intelligence officer told Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the conflict that was what happened.

Major General Michael Laurie, the former head of Defence Intelligence who helped draw up Downing Street’s “dodgy dossier”, wrote to the panel to say: “I and those involved in its production saw it as that, and that was the direction we were given.”

His damning account of how intelligence was spun to fit the case for war is among new documents released by the panel yesterday. They also include a memo drawn up two years before the invasion by the then head of MI6, suggesting getting rid of Saddam would help secure oil supplies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you encounter one of those poor fools still desperately clinging to the myth of the US being the good guys and the Russians the bad guys as offered by the corporate media, just ask if the remember being lied to about weapons of mass destruction, and when they answer in the affirmative, just ask them why they think they are being told the truth now. I find that to be very effective in breaking through the denial.

Sep 02 06:59

Document Reveals VA Behavior Modification Programs

An uncovered official VA letter reveals an elaborate and apparently ineffective VA ethics program for agency hospitals that amounts to little more than an elaborate behavior modification scheme through numerous programs.

Titled, Intimidating and Disruptive Behaviors that Undermine a Culture of Patient Safety, the VA Information Letter reveals a myriad of data the agency gathers that is basically a behavior control program that teaches employees how to modify behavior of other employees and veterans.

Under the guise of “ethics”, the programs outlined within the document reveal numerous failing programs that cost taxpayers millions to set up such as its IntegratedEthics program. This program integrates metrics within VA ethics rules to encourage behavior changes through incentives tied to behavior changes, which clearly was ineffective in preventing the illegal behavior of staff at Phoenix VA and elsewhere.

Sep 02 06:44

NATO, the finger of death

Iraq: Chaos! Libya: Chaos! Syria: Chaos! Whatever NATO touches, turns putrid, rots and dies. Three interventions by the Anglo-Saxon Alliance (UK and US), two by the FUKUS Axis (add France), three interventions by NATO, three destabilized States crawling with terrorists. The responsibility lies at the feet of Washington and its poodle States and the onus is on them to right the wrongs they willfully committed. You messed up, now... Pay for it!

Sep 02 06:37

Totalitarian Collectivism

The New World Order has been in place for centuries. Is it not time to start calling the NWO by another name? A descriptive term that encapsulates the essence of the beast would be a Nefarious Warrior Organism. Such a phrase strips away the ridiculous notion that there is any order in the malevolent organization of the parasitic global structure, based upon perpetual and permanent warfare. This depiction more closely resembles reality, even if the master mass media refuses to acknowledge How the World Really Works. Discard any condemnation that criticism of the established order rests upon conspiratorial fantasy or pre-medieval prejudices. Explaining away or ignoring basic human nature in a "PC" culture ultimately requires the adoption of a depraved Totalitarian Collectivism system. - See more at: http://www.batr.org/totalitariancollectivism/090114.html#sthash.yP2udA...

Sep 02 06:29

“Russia Invades Ukraine”, Strategic NATO Public Relations Stunt. Where Are The Russian Tanks?

Read the London tabloids. Russia has launched “a full-scale invasion”. A vast propaganda campaign has been launched. Where is the evidence?

The media is spreading “fake evidence” in the week leading up to the Wales NATO Summit.

The objective is to herald Russia as the aggressor.

Sep 02 06:28

David Wilcock: "Two of The Most Significant Events in This Secret War.."

Glad Ben caught the epic JP Morgan computer hack, temporarily blamed on Russia, and the revealing statement from Kissinger expressing his regret about the crumbling of the New World Order. These were two of the most significant events in this secret war to have appeared last week.

Both of these show that moves are becoming increasingly high-level and desperate. Everything we are seeing suggests this is all building up to some sort of epic climax.

I encountered some hate comments about the work I have done recently, and the main criticism seems to be “nothing has happened… David and his sources have been thoroughly and totally discredited.”

Patience! Just because it hasn’t happened YET doesn’t mean it WON’T. Look at the evidence. It is becoming increasingly obvious that this secret war is real, and is building up to something big. Only so much can be done before it becomes openly known to everyone.

Sep 02 06:27

Obama’s “Loyalties” Makes the Course of WW III Impossible to Accurately Predict

It should be child’s play to militarily chart the course of World War III. The sides are drawn and the options available to each side has become obvious. However, the true nature of our current President makes predictions a difficult proposition.

Sep 02 06:26

Israelis unsure whether they won or lost in Gaza

Despite hailing as a victory the seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and destroyed large swathes of Gaza’s infrastructure, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, appears to have emerged as the main political casualty of Operation Protective Edge. In late July, Netanyahu’s approval ratings stood at 82 per cent. Last week, as the ceasefire began, his popularity had plummeted to 32 per cent.

Sep 02 06:17

To Everyone Saying Russia Is "Isolated", Here's A Map

While NATO is happy to provide Russia with geographical advice, we thought the following map of "the world" will help explain President Obama's increased use of the term "isolated" when it comes to Russia...

Sep 02 06:12

Russia has 'severed' partnership with Europe, says Germany

Russia has "effectively severed its partnership" with Europe and wants to establish a new order, German President Joachim Gauck said on Monday (Sep 1).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Frankly, the overthrow of Ukraine followed by the economic sanctions is what ended the partnership, and nobody is buying that any of this is the fault of Russia!

Sep 02 06:11

The Beginning of World Shift

Anglo-Saxon agression against Russia is taking the form of financial and economic warfare. However, Moscow is preparing for armed hostilities by developing its agricultural self-sufficency and multiplying its alliances. For Thierry Meyssan, after the creation of the caliphate in the Levant, Washington would lay down a new card in September in St. Petersburg. The ability of Russia to maintain its internal stability will determine the course of events.

Sep 02 06:10

U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia, Pentagon says

U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

"We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," he said.

No other information was immediately available. The Pentagon did not say who was targeted, where in Somalia the operation took place nor why the operation was happening now.

Sep 02 05:55

Veterans Administration blew $2.2 million for broken St. Cloud wind turbine

A broken wind turbine at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility in St. Cloud is an expensive example of a renewable energy push at the V.A. that's gone awry across the country.

The St. Cloud Timesreports that the VA system has spent $3.7 million on four wind-energy projects around the country, including $2.2 million at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. But only one (in Connecticut) has worked properly. The others have fallen short for various reasons. The 600-kilowatt St. Cloud turbine, installed by India-based Elecon Turbowinds, hasn't worked for two years.

Sep 01 15:23

THINGS MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME

America’s politicians always back Israel because America’s government is constituted on the fallacious and unethical concept that money is free speech when it comes to political campaign contributions – fixed by a Supreme Court whose history includes vigorous support of such other glorious principles as slavery.

Sep 01 13:59

ISIS's Economic Sources

by Mohammad Tomazy |The Arab World 360°

The Western axis closed eyes on oil trafficking and piracy as long as these al-Qaeda affiliated groups carry out unmerciful fight against the Syrian regime. However, ISIS has eventually extended their controlled zones in Iraq. They controlled Sunni-inhabited regions at the beginning, and wove an alliance with pro-Saddam Baathist fighters led by Ezzat Eddouri. Afterwards, they controlled Mosul in the north and attacked Yazidis's stronghold in Sinjar.

ISIS has stolen $425 million when they raided Mosul to become the world's...Read More..

Sep 01 12:22

Busybody Nation

If anyone above a kindergarten pay-grade has figured out America’s vital interest in the Ukraine, it has not been reported — or even leaked from the foundering vessel that is the US State Department. In fact, when you consider the results, it’s hard to understand the rationale behind any recent US foreign policy endeavor. Mr. Putin of Russia summed it up last week, saying, “Anything the US touches turns to Libya or Iraq.” Vlad has a point there, and what he left off the list, of course, was Ukraine, which entered the zone of failing states a few months ago when the US lubricated the overthrow of its previously-elected government.

Sep 01 12:13

Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat

Nato is to create a 4,000-strong "spearhead" high-readiness force that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic states to help protect member nations against potential Russian aggression, according to Nato officials.

Leaders from the 28 Nato countries are expected to approve the plan at the alliance's summit in Wales when the Ukraine crisis tops the agenda on Friday.

The Nato secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said the force, drawn on rotational basis from Nato allies, could be in action at "very, very short notice".

Sep 01 11:10

ISIS's Economic Sources

by Mohammad Tomazy |
The Western governments are carrying out military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), mainly by drones, intelligence and assisting Iraqi and semi-autonomous Kurdish government northern Iraq.

ISIS controlled area in Syria and Iraq, The Economist
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, Western governments have applied economic and military sanctions against Syrian regime, including banning of oil export which mainly located in the northeastern Syrian territories (Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa districts). So far, these oil-rich territories are controlled by ISIS.
Moreover, ISIS and other al-Qaeda affiliated groups (such as Jabhat al-Nusra) raised their budget by trafficking the Syrian oil through Turkey. According to al-Monitor:

Sep 01 10:41

Iraq war 8th year: All "intelligence" for war proven as Orwellian and treasonous lies. Now what?

When US government “leaders” told known lies to unlawfully invade Iraq seven years ago, they committed the crime of treason by levying war against our own soldiers and Constitution. Corporate media are complicit in treason as they also lied by commission and omission to dupe American soldiers and public into “emperor has no clothes” obvious unlawful Wars of Aggression.

Sep 01 08:34

"THE 2001 ANTHRAX DECEPTION The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy" by Graeme MacQueen

Clarity Press announces the release of a new book on the 2001 anthrax attacks.

THE 2001 ANTHRAX DECEPTION The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy
By Graeme MacQueen

This book presents evidence to support the following points:
(a) The anthrax attacks were carried out by a group of perpetrators, not by a “lone wolf.” The attacks were, therefore, the result of a conspiracy—by definition a plan by two or more people, made in secret and resulting in an immoral or illegal act.

(b) The group that carried out this crime consisted, in whole or in part, of insiders deep within the US state apparatus.

(c) These insiders were the same people who planned the 9/11 attacks

(d) The anthrax attacks were meant to facilitate a seizure of power by the executive branch of government through intimidation of Congress and US civil society. They were also designed to achieve public acquiescence to and support for the redefinition of US foreign policy, replacing the Cold War with a new and aggressive global conflict framework, the Global War on Terror.

http://www.claritypress.com/MacQueen.html

Sep 01 07:25

The Real Cost Of War

Sep 01 07:08

THE 2001 ANTHRAX DECEPTION The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy (new book out)

THE 2001 ANTHRAX DECEPTIONThe Case for a Domestic Conspiracy
By Graeme MacQueen

Synopsis extract:

In 2008 the Bureau named Dr. Bruce Ivins of the US Army Medical Institute of Infectious Disease as the “anthrax killer.” Although the FBI remains committed to the Ivins hypothesis, the case has been disintegrating for the last three years. Currently, it is justly held in contempt not merely by scientists who worked with Ivins but by many journalists as well as several US senators.

But this raises the question: if Ivins did not commit this crime, who did? This book presents evidence to support the following points:
(a) The anthrax attacks were carried out by a group of perpetrators, not by a “lone wolf.” The attacks were, therefore, the result of a conspiracy — by definition a plan by two or more people, made in secret and resulting in an immoral or illegal act.

(b) The group that carried out this crime consisted, in whole or in part, of insiders deep within the US state apparatus.

(c) These insiders were the same people who planned the 9/11 attacks

(d) The anthrax attacks were meant to facilitate a seizure of power by the executive branch of government through intimidation of Congress and US civil society. They were also designed to achieve public acquiescence to and support for the redefinition of US foreign policy, replacing the Cold War with a new and aggressive global conflict framework, the Global Waron Terror.

Sep 01 06:49

Supporting the Troops

Aug 31 22:19

Obama’s “Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine

There is no Russian invasion anymore than there were WMD, mobile weapons labs, aluminum tubes, Sarin gas etc, etc, etc. It’s all BS concocted by a servile media pursuing the agenda of a warmongering political establishment that wants to escalate the conflagration in east Ukraine at all cost. Even if it leads to a Third World War.

Aug 31 19:17

Over 300 injured in clashes as thousands demand Pakistan PM resign

Police in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, fire tear gas as at least 25,000 people people have gathered in the city center demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. A group of protesters threatened to march on the PM’s house to force him to quit.

Aug 31 15:36

The Covert Origins of ISIS

Evidence of the real origins of ISIS as a direct (and deliberate or at least predictable) result of US foreign policy and actions in the Middle East.

Aug 31 15:32

Anthony Lawson : The Crocodile Tears of the Press Corps Crying: Freedom!

As we approach the 13th anniversary of the events that changed the world, forever, if seems appropriate to list some examples of what the mainstream media—with all of its freedoms intact, at least in those days—totally ignored or dismissed as being wild conspiracy theories. I’m talking about the most obvious anomalies regarding the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Even after the 9/11 Commission Report was released, how many so-called journalists questioned these anomalies? So I am going to redress that, in retrospect, with a short sample of some of the headlines that never saw the light of day, but should have.

Considering the enormity of the events and the fact that Benjamin Netanyahu went on record on the day, stating: “It’s very good. Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy....” Why was this headline not seen anywhere?

Aug 31 15:09

The 9/11 Triple Cross

Three major thesis are in competition concerning the culprit of the 9/11 attacks:

1. Islam Job: the official conclusion of the 9/11 Commission, blaming Muslim terrorists in general, and Osama bin Laden in particular;
2. Inside Job: the dominant thesis within the so-called 9/11 Truth movement, which accuses the American government, or a faction within the American Deep State;
3. Mossad Job: the rising alternative thesis within the community of truth seekers, which claim that the masterminds were a Zionist network close to the Israeli Likud.

Aug 31 14:45

US Army Drills to Battle Political Dissent and Crime in 'Megacities'

Eric Blair
Activist Post

As we've witnessed recently in Ferguson, Missouri, the difference between police and military is already nearly indistinguishable. In other words, the Army is already taking on peaceful citizens in domestic cities. Tank-supported SWAT teams already grenade and raid homes to serve warrants for victimless, non-violent offenses. What more can they possibly train for?

The U.S. Army is now getting into the crime-fighting business. According to the Army Times, the Army is training to fight battles in megacities, not against other armies, but to help local authorities root out shadowy criminals, extremists and, wait for it, wait for it, influential political dissidents...

Aug 31 12:39

US politicians, media not telling the truth about 9/11 attacks

Research shows that US politicians and mainstream media are not telling the truth about who planned and executed the “false flag” operation of September 11, 2001 in New York City, a US politician and former vice presidential candidate tells Press TV.

“Every researcher that has looked into 9/11 knows that what the media and what the politicians are saying is not only unlikely but impossible,” said Art Olivier, the former mayor of Bellflower, California who was also the Libertarian candidate for Vice President in the US presidential election in 2000 as the running mate of presidential candidate Harry Browne.

Olivier said the US government tries to “punish” and “silence” people who try to reveal the truth about the 9/11 attacks. The official US government explanation is that al-Qaeda executed the attack that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Aug 31 10:38

G4S Guantanamo contract ‘breaches UK policy’

The government is being asked to take action against British firm G4S, after it emerged the company has won a £71m contract to provide a range of ‘base support’ services at Guantánamo Bay.

Legal charity Reprieve, which assists Guantánamo prisoners such as British resident Shaker Aamer, has submitted a dossier of evidence to the UK’s responsible business watchdog, the National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines (UK NCP). The submission argues that by providing ‘essential’ services at the prison, G4S will be contravening British government policy that the prison must be closed, as well as the OECD’s guidelines for responsible business conduct.

Aug 31 10:35

The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post

The US government’s web of surveillance is vast and interconnected. Now we know just how opaque, inefficient and discriminatory it can be.

Aug 31 10:31

NATO Membership For Ukraine – Another Move On The Grand Chessboard

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As the geopolitical tug of war continues to take place over the ravaged country of Ukraine, both sides of the conflict – NATO and Russia – have begun taking steps toward a more solidified structure of alliances that will no doubt have massive reverberations across the world and possibly lead to direct confrontation between nuclear powers.

Indeed, as further evidence that the Western NATO bloc desires an ultimate conflict with Russia and the BRICS powers, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has indicated that Ukraine is firmly on the path to become an eventual member of the NATO alliance...

Aug 31 09:05

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The war is really cranking up and the bankers are having orgasms!

The original article that inspired this video is HERE and contains additional information not in the video.

Aug 31 09:01

The Economics Of Perpetual War

Art of War actually states that “no country has ever profited from protracted warfare,” and cautions generals to “fight under Heaven with the paramount aim of ‘preservation.’” Yet as far back as we have historical records, these sorts of ideas have fallen on deaf ears among governments and military organizations alike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only people who profit from wars are the bankers who create money out of thin air then loan it to the warring parties at ruinous interest!

Aug 31 08:56

Britain to spearhead 10,000-strong Nato rapid reaction force with mission to halt Putin's 'Tsarist expansionism'

Britain is to spearhead a new Nato rapid-reaction force amid warnings that Vladimir Putin is virtually ‘at war against Europe’ and planning ‘Tsarist expansionism’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I say we take all these "leaders" all hot and bothered for a war with Russia and parachute them into Moscow right now!

Aug 31 08:28

Nuclear War is Solution to Problems of Old Age

Thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper,
Canada will be a Russian
target in any future nuclear war.
My old age will be taken care of.

Aug 31 08:04

NATO plans to dispatch 10,000 troops to eastern Ukraine

NATO is reportedly planning to send an expeditionary force composed of 10,000 troops from seven different member states to Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia over the conflict in Eastern European country.

The creation of the force will be led by Britain and involve contributions from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, and the Netherlands, media outlets reported on Saturday.

Canada is also interested in joining the plan, but it is not known what its final decision will be.

Although no formal announcement has been made yet, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to declare the force formation at the upcoming NATO summit in Wales on September 4.

Aug 31 07:47

The Covert Origins of ISIS

The Islamic militant group ISIS, formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and recently rebranded as the so called Islamic State, is the stuff of nightmares. They are ruthless, fanatical, killers, on a mission, and that mission is to wipe out anyone and everyone, from any religion or belief system and to impose Shari'ah law. The mass executions, beheadings and even crucifixions that they are committing as they work towards this goal are flaunted like badges of pride, video taped and uploaded for the whole world to see. This is the new face of evil.

Aug 30 23:50

The Less Americans Know about Ukraine's Location, the More They Want U.S. To Intervene

On March 28-31, 2014, we asked a national sample of 2,066 Americans (fielded via Survey Sampling International Inc., or SSI), what action they wanted the U.S. to take in Ukraine, but with a twist: In addition to measuring standard demographic characteristics and general foreign policy attitudes, we also asked our survey respondents to locate Ukraine on a map as part of a larger, ongoing project to study foreign policy knowledge. We wanted to see where Americans think Ukraine is and to learn if this knowledge (or lack thereof) is related to their foreign policy views. We found that only one out of six Americans can find Ukraine on a map, and that this lack of knowledge is related to preferences: The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.

Drink Brawndo, America! Here comes the military draft.

Aug 30 19:23

ISIL fabricated by US!: Former CIA contractor

Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States.

Aug 30 15:18

Selling Nato's Killing Machine

On August 17, the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post featured op-eds selling NATO at a time when its existence more than ever threatens humanity’s survival. More on them below.

Claiming NATO is a “political and military alliance for peace and security” is farcical on its face. Its mission is polar opposite.

Aug 30 14:50

The Blueprint for World War III : “This War Will Be Utterly Devastating”

It is impossible to determine a “time frame” on such events, but the rhetoric being disseminated on both sides of the pond is indicative of a continued build up of tensions. On one hand, we have President Vladimir Putin declaring major successes in “New Russia,” the region we here in the West refer to as the Ukraine. On the other, President Obama has stepped up efforts to mobilize thousands of NATO troops in the region and has unequivocally stated that any attack on Balkan nations will be reciprocated with force under NATO Article 5 declarations – an attack on one, is an attack on all. Both leaders are now using threats of nuclear force as deterrents. All it will take is for the right triggering event, whether real or manufactured, and the rhetoric will turn to actuality.

Aug 30 14:36

Anthony Lawson - "The Crocodile Tears of the Press Corps Crying: Freedom!"

It’s a crocodile-tear fest of so-called journalists and their lawyers, and it nearly made me sick when I first watched it. To start with, how can the press [the term should be taken to mean the media in general] be free if it is over 90% owned and controlled by interests that have an agenda which almost certainly has nothing to do with freedom of the kind of information that the public should be given?

It’s an issue of Need to know:
We’ll give the people only the information that
we think they Need to know.

What we really need to know is:
When are you press people going to get honest?

Aug 30 14:26

Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17

The data from the black boxes should be published, says Russia's deputy defence minister, saying the 'Boeing catastrophe throws up more and more questions'

Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defence minister said in an interview published on Saturday.

Moscow blames Ukraine for the disaster, in which all 298 passengers and crew were killed. In a version of events widely believed in the West, Ukraine says the Boeing 777 was shot down by pro-Russian separatists with a surface-to-air missile.

Aug 30 11:16

Liberals’ darling Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals

Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week.

Aug 30 11:12

The wars that really are about the oil

Americans who hope that ‘energy independence’ can reduce US involvement in the Middle East similarly fail to understand the post-Cold War strategy of their own country. Thanks to the revolution in oil and gas production made possible by hydraulic fracturing technology (fracking) and horizontal drilling, the US has passed Russia as the world’s leading energy producer and Saudi Arabia as the leading producer of crude oil.

Aug 30 08:52

BEX Alert!!! - "ISIL laptop shows plans for biological attacks in Syria"

Syrian opposition sources say a laptop seized from ISIL Takfiri terrorists contains a series of secret plans including hints at biological attacks.

The laptop was recovered during a raid on an ISIL hideout in Idlib Province close to Turkey's border.

A commander in a rival anti-government group in Syria has told American magazine, Foreign Policy, that the computer belonging to a Tunisian militant, contained thousands of secret files in French, English, and Arabic.

It also contained lessons on disguise, bomb-making, stealing cars as well as ideological justifications for militancy, the commander added.

Western media reports say one of the documents included instructions on how to develop biological weapons and how to weaponize the bubonic plague from infected animals.

The laptop also includes a 26-page fatwa (decree) by ISIL terrorist leaders on the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Aug 30 08:42

Activists gather for week-long protests against NATO

As world leaders prepare to attend the NATO Summit in Newport next week, campaigners are mobilising for a week of protest and debate to challenge this ‘interventionist, expansionist, military club.’

A mass demonstration against NATO will take place in Newport tomorrow (Saturday 30 August), while a Counter-Summit will be held on Sunday 31 August at Cardiff County Hall, and on Monday 1 September in Newport.

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NATO has simply become a ossified war machine on steroids.

And not a particularly effective one at that, if you look at the condition of the occupation of Afghanistan, where there is absolutely no military metric by which the occupation can be judged as a "success".

Aug 30 07:47

‘If threatened, China could take serious action against US’

American officials claim the Chinese jet performed a 'barrel roll' - at one point coming within 10 meters of their plane. Beijing says it was keeping a safe distance and that American spy missions pose a threat to its core security interests, and could be considered as a hostile act. Every year the US flies about five hundred missions around China - as well as monitoring from the sea and from satellites. Andrew K. P. Leung - a China specialist - says Beijing could take serious action if it feels it's being threatened

Aug 30 07:07

Washington’s Top Ten Favorite Terrorists

While the US government still claims it is fighting a “War on Terror”, it is often forgotten that the US government has a friendly relationship with many terrorist groups around the world. This relationship is not merely historical, but current.

Aug 30 06:25

Neither On-Camera Knife Nor Off-Camera Bombs | (Cartoon)

“ISIS demonstrating how much more uncivilized and barbaric a knife is when used on camera to savagely murder defenseless human being than bombs and rockets and helicopter gunships are when used off-camera by perfumed and sober bureaucrats, to savagely murder hundreds and thousands of defenseless human beings.”

Aug 30 06:21

‘United Continent’: European volunteers fighting Kiev troops in Eastern Ukraine

European volunteers are streaming into Ukraine to join the fighting on both sides. While Kiev’s forces are beefed up with mercenaries from private military companies, Europeans have also come to defend the rebel Donbass region of their own free will.

One of the latest reinforcements of anti-Kiev troops in Eastern Ukraine are four French ex-serviceman who have come to fight this war, thousands of kilometers from home.

“It’s our war. It’s everybody’s war, it’s every European’s war,”

Aug 30 05:23

BREAKING: Feds Issue Bulletin on 'Imminent' Attack at U.S. Border; Islamic State in Mexico

The federal government believes a terrorist attack at the U.S.-Mexico border is imminent and has put out a bulletin on the matter, a government watchdog group reported Friday.

Judicial Watch released a statement that said Islamic terrorist groups who have infiltrated the city of Ciudad Juarez aim to use car bombs to attack American interests.

Aug 30 05:03

Miko Peled # Zionism Must Go #Free Palestine, End the Occupation

Miko Peled talks of Changing the Conversation on Palestine.

"Connecting Gaza back to Palestine"

He began by saying: “To understand what happened in Gaza recently, you must go back to Balfour and to 1947”

“It is impossible to talk about Gaza, without talking about 1947 and 1948 and so on…”

He notes an attempt is being made to isolate Gaza from the rest of Palestine. Which is what Israel, the U.S. and the Europeans have been doing. By isolating it, they are stopping the solution.

Palestine is not Gaza and the West Bank. Palestine is the Galilee, it is Jerusalem, it is Jaffa and it is Haifa, it is the entire country, he notes.

The Peace talks and all these so-called efforts is an attempt to bring the Palestinians to surrender. But, the Palestinians will not surrender. And Hamas will not go away.

Hamas is an resistance organization. It was established as a result of a brutal Oppression and Occupation.

Aug 30 02:26

'Anything US Touches Turns into Libya or Iraq': Top Putin Quotes at Youth Forum

“Do you remember the joke: ‘Whatever Russians make, they always end up with a Kalashnikov?’ I get an impression that whatever Americans touch they always end up with Libya or Iraq,” Putin told the participants of the 10th forum held on Lake Seliger in Tver region, some 370 km north of Moscow.

Aug 29 15:40

IMF Approves 1.39 billion Bailout Payment to Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund on Friday approved the latest payment to Ukraine in its $17 billion bailout program, providing a critical boost to Kiev as it faces military, economic and political threats.

Aug 29 15:22

Another CBC exercise in propaganda over Ukraine

Hello CBC/The Current,

I thought your story today on Ukraine was another exercise in providing a platform to propagandists instead of seriously exploring a complex story. None of your three guests breathed a word of the most important sets of information that listeners require to reach a balanced view of the war being waged in eastern Ukraine. These are:

1. The Ukraine government has been waging a bloody, ruthless war against the people of the east of the country using methods that amount to war crimes, namely, the use of heavy, indiscriminate shelling against civilians. Thousands have been killed and close to one million people have been made refugees.

2. Kyiv's military operations in the east draw heavily on the militias of the fascist and extreme-right parties, and its revived National Guard institution is heavily composed of volunteers from the extreme right parties.

Aug 29 15:05

David Swanson: Violence Towards ISIS Should Not Be The First Option

Start by recognizing where ISIS came from. The U.S. and its junior partners destroyed Iraq, left a sectarian division, poverty, desperation, and an illegitimate government in Baghdad that did not represent Sunnis or other groups. Then the U.S. armed and trained ISIS and allied groups in Syria, while continuing to prop up the Baghdad government, providing Hellfire missiles with which to attack Iraqis in Fallujah and elsewhere.

Aug 29 14:58

The Rational Unreason of Imperial War

It certainly is a fine mess the warmaking establishment has gotten the US into. From the Middle East and South Asia to Europe, war and threats of war are once again the stuff of the daily news. Inflamed by warmongers in the media who would put William Randolph Hearst to shame and fostered by a legislature beholden to the gods of war and their corporate minions here on earth, the present situation is dismal at best.

Aug 29 13:30

US spending $7.5 million per day on Iraq

U.S. military operations against Islamic State in Iraq have cost an average of $7.5 million per day since they began in mid-June, the Pentagon said on Friday, a figure that means the department has spent more than $500 million on the conflict.

Aug 29 13:23

The U.S. Government Is Creeping Into Syria

America’s creeping into Syria under the pretext of fighting its own evil offspring will likely backfire in the Ukrainian context

“The US has claimed it will begin reconnaissance flights over Syria – a tentative first step toward direct military intervention it has sought in attempts to overthrow the Syrian government since 2011. While the US is using the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) as a pretext to carry out these intrusions into Syrian territory, it was the US itself that created and to this day perpetuates ISIS and other extremist militant fronts amid a documented attempt to reorder the entire Middle East.

What is expected to follow is an incremental expansion of US military intervention in eastern Syria that will include further arming and funding of the very terrorist networks it claims it is violating Syria’s borders to attack, culminating in eventual military operations carried out against the Syria government itself.

Aug 29 12:53

THE ASSEMBLY OF A NEW WORLD ORDER: THE CONCEPT THAT HAS UNDERPINNED THE MODERN GEOPOLITICAL ERA IS IN CRISIS

Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.

Aug 29 11:48

Iraq's U.S.-Made Millionaires

Your Tax Dollars At Work!

Aug 29 10:52

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

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I am reposting Claire's video as the US invades Iraq for the third time, Kiev fakes an invasion by Russia, Libya's US puppet rules are driven from office, and a new flood of TV commercials hits the corporate media networks reminding all 18 year-olds that they MUST register for selective service.

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Aug 29 10:13

Ex-UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, explains why he will vote YES for Scotland's independence

Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, tells us why he is YES and reveals some horrendous truths about the UK/Westminster establishment. Seriously, listen to the man.

Aug 29 09:45

Violence Towards ISIS Should Not Be The First Option

Start by recognizing where ISIS came from. The U.S. and its junior partners destroyed Iraq, left a sectarian division, poverty, desperation, and an illegitimate government in Baghdad that did not represent Sunnis or other groups. Then the U.S. armed and trained ISIS and allied groups in Syria, while continuing to prop up the Baghdad government, providing Hellfire missiles with which to attack Iraqis in Fallujah and elsewhere.

Aug 29 07:59

Will the US succeed in breaking Russia to maintain dollar hegemony?...

In this article we are going to look at what is arguably an even bigger reason, that was largely omitted in the earlier article, which is that Russia, in alliance with China, is threatening to bring an end to the dollar as the global reserve currency, which would mean the end of the American empire.

We are witness to the greatest struggle of our age – the battle to maintain global dollar hegemony, and with it US economic, military and political dominance of the entire planet – and this struggle is now coming to a head.

Enter Russia (and China), the biggest threat yet to dollar dominance. These large powerful neighbors have entered into various major currency and trade agreements in the recent past that do not involve the dollar, and therefore pose a serious threat to the dollar’s reserve currency status that left unchallenged would bring it to an end.

Aug 29 07:59

Pathetic Warmonger Logic: UK ‘Terror Threat’ Raised – Despite No Evidence Of Attack

The terror threat to the UK has been raised from substantial to severe, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced.

Aug 29 07:48

An Antidote to the Pathology of the Corporate State

With ever increasing economic inequality, Israel Gaza massacres, the U.S. bombing of Iraq in the ISIS crisis and police brutality and racism in Ferguson, the world continues to descend into an abyss of darkness. Coincidentally in recent years, character disturbance seems to have become an epidemic in Western society.

Aug 29 07:13

Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

No one should be able to commit crimes against humanity without believing that they could be judged for them, he argued. “Thats why I find myself invoking the principle of universal jurisdiction in regard with these crimes” — Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez.

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile.

The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”.

Aug 29 07:11

Will Blackwater Receive Justice For Civilian Murders?

One of the darkest days of the US occupation of Iraq was relived in a Washington courtroom on Wednesday as the prosecution of four Blackwater security contractors accused of killing 14 civilians in a mistaken attack in Baghdad reached an emotional and legal climax.

Aug 29 07:09

Mainstream media steps up anti-Russia propaganda on Ukraine

With regard to the goings-on in Ukraine, I have heard quite a few European and American voices piping in, saying that, yes, Washington and Kiev are fabricating an entirely fictional version of events for propaganda purposes, but then so are the Russians. They appear to assume that if their corporate media is infested with mendacious, incompetent buffoons who are only too happy to repeat the party line, then the Russians must be same or worse.

The reality is quite different. While there is a virtual news blackout with regard to Ukraine in the West, with little being shown beyond pictures of talking heads in Washington and Kiev, the media coverage in Russia is relentless, with daily bulletins describing troop movements, up-to-date maps of the conflict zones, and lots of eye-witness testimony, commentary and analysis.

Aug 29 07:04

Washington piles lie upon lie

The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.

Aug 29 07:04

BEX Alert!!! - "Recipe for hate: Al-Qaeda publish car bomb ‘shopping list’ and suggest UK targets"

Al-Qaeda this week published an online magazine featuring instructions on how to build homemade car bombs and an appeal to Muslims to attack UK and US targets in the vein of the Boston bombers.

The English-language magazine, entitled ‘Palestine: Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem’, urges Muslims in the West to assemble pressure cooker bombs like those used to attack the Boston marathon last year.

In a list of “examples of targets,” the magazine suggests attacks on the UK’s Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, MI5’s Thames House and Marks & Spencer department stores during Friday prayers, so as to avoid harming Muslims.

The list features US targets including Times Square, casinos in Las Vegas, Georgia Military College, the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and the General Atomics headquarters in San Diego. It also suggests attacks on Israeli, British and American company headquarters and holiday destinations abroad, oil tankers and busy train stations.

Aug 29 07:01

China: America has lost face and is sick

Only hours ago the US government announced that a Chinese fighter jet had intercepted an American military patrol plane over international waters east of China’s Hainan Island.

A Pentagon spokesman called China’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional”, and blasted such unprovoked aggression.

Needless to say, the Chinese government has a slightly different story.

Aug 29 06:54

NATO Forces in Eastern Europe May Lead to Endless War, Hostilities – Expert

The deployment of NATO forces to new bases in Eastern Europe opens new possibilities for endless war and hostilities, New York director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) Alice Slater told RIA Novosti.

Aug 29 06:25

Israeli spy drone shot down over Iran’s nuclear plant

Iran has shot down an Israeli spy drone trying to penetrate the “nuclear off-limits area” of the Natanz nuclear site, the Revolutionary Guards said on their website.

Iran’s forces fired a missile at the drone as it neared its uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, more than 300 kilometers south of Tehran.

Aug 29 06:23

A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

"..Investigators determined that the employee was granted permission to chauffer the patient for errands with an agency vehicle, but he instead went shopping for his own set of wheels. He received $225 in overtime pay for that day, the review found.

On a second trip, the worker again took care of personal business with a government vehicle and told the patient that he could hook him up with drugs, according to investigators.

The next day, the VA staffer drove the patient to a home that local law enforcement identified as a drug and prostitution den. Investigators found that the patient bought narcotics with the worker’s help and spent the night at the home..."

Aug 29 05:44

Russia’s Defense Ministry ridicules NATO’s photo-proof of invasion in Ukraine

It makes no sense to comment in detail on the satellite imagery released by NATO as “proof” of Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine, Defense Ministry’s spokesman said, pointing out that even high NATO officials were hesitant to put their names on it.

Referring to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Supreme Allied Commander Europe Philip Breedlove, and NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov ridiculed the so-called NATO proof.

“You know, it has become ridiculous… If earlier, someone would at least put their names on those images, be it Breedlove, Rasmussen, or even Lungescu, now, they are hesitant,” Konashenkov said as cited by RIA Novosti. “It makes no sense to seriously comment on this.”

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Keep in mind that Kiev purchased 58 surplus T-72 tanks from Hungary some weeks ago, shipping them through the Czech Republics in an attempt to conceal their real destination. That satellite photo could easily be of Kiev's T-72s, painted with Russian markings.

Aug 29 05:36

Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie

The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.

How do we know that this is a lie? Is it because we have heard nothing but lies about Russia from NATO, from US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, from assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland, from Obama and his entire regime of pathological liars, and from the British, German, and French governments along with the BBC and the entirety of the Western media?

This, of course, is a good reason for knowing that the latest Western propaganda is a lie. Those who are pathological liars don’t suddenly start telling the truth.

Aug 29 05:35

America Is Looking for Foreign Monsters and Domestic Industries to Destroy

Always searching for a pretext for war, the Federal government was quick to seize upon unsubstantiated reports about Russians in the Ukraine.

Aug 29 05:35

Six Big Lies About The Ukraine: Washington’s Narrative Is Pure Propaganda

With regard to the goings-on in Ukraine, I have heard quite a few European and American voices piping in, saying that, yes, Washington and Kiev are fabricating an entirely fictional version of events for propaganda purposes, but then so are the Russians. They appear to assume that if their corporate media is infested with mendacious, incompetent buffoons who are only too happy to repeat the party line, then the Russians must be same or worse.

The reality is quite different.

Aug 29 04:57

Putin: Ukraine Assault Like Nazis In WW2

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Ukraine's assault on its eastern cities is reminiscent of the Nazi siege of Leningrad.

He urged Kiev to begin "substantive" negotiations with the separatists to achieve peace, adding that Russians and Ukrainians are "practically one people".

"It is necessary to force the Ukrainian authorities to substantively begin these talks - not on technical issues… the talks must be substantive," Mr Putin told a youth camp outside Moscow.

He also said Russia needed to strengthen its position in the Arctic, economically and militarily.

Earlier Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed claims that its troops are fighting in eastern Ukraine as "conjecture

Aug 29 03:14

Ukraine Crisis: PM Yatsenyuk to Seek NATO Membership

Arseny Yatsenyuk said the government was sending a bill to MPs urging that Ukraine's non-bloc status be cancelled.

The remarks come as NATO holds an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Aug 28 19:04

For the children of Gaza, some wounds may never heal

For the children of Gaza, some wounds may never heal. My latest report from Gaza for CCTV America, Please watch and share widely ! - Noor Harazeen in Gaza

Aug 28 18:35

EU Sanctions Boomerang – Poor leadership once again

What I am beginning to see now, which I had missed earlier, was an unofficial roll-out of the “economic war” version of that same preemptive strike policy. Some elites in a boardroom somewhere decided that we had the same right to attack countries that we felt could be an economic threat in the future, that it would be cheaper and safer to attack them now. Since we had already given ourselves permission to attack militarily, the elites also assumed the right to conduct first-strike economic wars and to use the military in whatever capacity needed.

One of the clues that woke me up to this was the obvious US play to steer Europe away from Russian energy supplies and replacing them with pipe-lined resources from the Persian Gulf. Hence, there was a need to take Syria out to eliminate the Russian base there, and control the pipeline territory to the Eastern Mediterranean. Over 170,000 Syrians have been murdered in the process.

Aug 28 15:44

Kiev has major gas trump card, but Russia could invade if it uses it

The meeting in Minsk between Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko generated much media attention, but little substance. With both leaders firmly entrenched in their positions, and both sides under pressure to deliver progress, what are the chances that they can compromise to find a solution for a lasting peace? To discuss the talks, Oksana is joined by former British MP and current Senior Market Strategist for Euro Pacific Capital, John Browne.

Aug 28 15:44

Trial of Blackwater Guards Charged for Role in Baghdad Massacre Nears End

Closing arguments were heard Wednesday in the trial of four Blackwater contractors accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in the infamous massacre in Baghdad's Nissour Square.

Aug 28 15:25

Obama wants war plan against ISIS by the end of the week

Top US officials say President Barack Obama wants to decide American strategy for combating extremist group Islamic State’s strongholds in Syria. Yet the administration is still scrambling to understand the goals and limits of potential military action.

Aug 28 14:25

Ukraine president blames military failure on deserting commanders

Petro Poroshenko has blamed Kiev troops’ blunder in the battle for the town of Ilovaysk in the south-east on two deserted unit commanders.

Aug 28 12:49

BEX ALERT - How to protect your accounts from Russian hack attack

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More gratuitous Russia bashing as the US tries to start a war against the strong Russian Ruble to protect the failing US dollar.

RUSSIA IS STEALING SOCKS FROM YOUR DRYERS!

RUSSIA IS UNDER YOUR BED AND IN YOUR CLOSET!

RUSSIA IS TEARING THE TAGS OFF OF YOUR COUCH CUSHIONS!

RUSSIA PASSES GAS IN CLOSED ELEVATORS!

RUSSIA HATES STAR TREK AND DR. WHO!

etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

Look at who the aggressor is. Look at who has been invading nation after nation to force them to sell their resources only for the US dollar. And keep in mind that the Ukraine crisis began last January with a US-backed putsh that forced the elected government of Ukraine from power for the "crime" of refusing to merge with the European Union!

Aug 28 10:42

Reinfeldt: "Close to a situation of war"

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt says the European Union should consider placing further sanctions on Russia, following reports that Russian troops have entered Ukraine.

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Aug 28 10:39

NATO Forces in Eastern Europe May Lead to Endless War, Hostilities - Expert

The deployment of NATO forces to new bases in Eastern Europe opens new possibilities for endless war and hostilities, New York director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) Alice Slater told RIA Novosti.

Aug 28 10:13

Dave Lindorff and David Swanson Try to Count the Current Wars

Host Dave Lindorff interviews David Swanson, labor and peace activist, author of the book “War No More: The Case for Abolition” and the website warisacrime.org, about the rapidly expanding crises that the US has been promoting in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, the Persian Gulf, and the many countries where the US is using attack drones.

Aug 28 09:28

'No Russian troops in Ukraine': Moscow's OSCE rep responds to Kiev's claims

The OSCE was told there was no Russian presence spotted across the Ukraine border, refuting Thursday's claims that a full-scale invasion was underway. Both the Ukrainian monitoring team head and Russia's representative have given a firm 'no.'

The chorus of allegations about Russia's military invasion of Ukraine had President Poroshenko calling for an emergency meeting of the country’s security and defense council, while Prime Minister Yatsenyuk on Thursday called for a Russian asset freeze.

No actual evidence has been given either by either foreign governments or the media, apart from claims that photographs exist that someone had "seen."

Aug 28 07:46

Washington Sabotages Russian/Ukrainian Summit

On Monday, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko met in Minsk. It was their first official bilateral meeting. They discussed relevant geopolitical issues. Key is resolving Southeastern Ukraine’s ongoing conflict.
Putin urges doing it peacefully. Poroshenko’s continues war without mercy. He deplores democracy. He wants freedom fighting self-defense forces crushed. He wants unchallenged hardline rule.
He lied saying his visit was “to stop the bloodshed and to start the process of finding a political compromise. The interests of the people of Donbass should and will be taken into account.”
His actions speak louder than words. Peace is an executive decision away. He can make it by calling off his dogs. He can choose diplomacy over confrontation. He can order a ceasefire. He can do so straightaway. He can meet face-to-face with Southeastern Ukrainian leaders. He can respect their democratic credentials. He can listen to their demands.

Aug 28 07:42

Hate Speech from a Christian (sic) Organization

The demand conveyed in the above box is plastered on top of the most non-Christian web site on the internet: CUFI, Christians United for Israel. Would that it would read: Christians United for Isolation of Israel, then it would offer a Christian message of a peaceful means to stop genocide in Palestine. The very thought that an organization could call itself Christian and demand that Christians support the wanton slaughter of children and mothers and fathers caught like animals in a cage and mercilessly shot to death borders on the actions of human madness. What ministers of god would dare such mendacity in Christ’s name? How abhorrent.

Aug 28 07:39

40 Holocaust survivors condemn ‘massacre’ of Palestinians, call for BDS against Israel

40 survivors of the Holocaust signed the letter and 287 descendants of victims also added their names.

A group of Holocaust survivors and descendants of those targeted by Nazi Germany have harshly criticized Israeli actions in Gaza and called for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

Following a letter from survivors of the Holocaust printed in the New York Times on Saturday, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, which helped coordinate the letter, organized a press call Monday, where some of those who signed the letter spoke out against the assault on Gaza.

Aug 28 07:03

German air force in catastrophic disrepair – report

The German Air Force is in a slump with terrible funding shortages and a lack of parts, as a pessimistic report by Der Spiegel blasts it ahead of a major NATO deployment in Eastern Europe. Defense officials, however, blasted the assessment as inaccurate.

Aug 28 06:25

Phoenix VA horror stories: Case file vignettes from VA IG investigation

Here are some excerpts from some of the case files in the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general's investigation:

Case No. 29

In late summer 2013, a man in his early 60s with heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and hepatitis B and C, had severely depressed cardiac function, indicating heart failure and increased risk for sudden death. He had an implantable defibrillator placed in his heart but it had been removed. A Phoenix cardiologist recommended that he have a similar device implanted in four to five weeks. In early 2014, still without the procedure, the man collapsed in his kitchen and died three days later. According to the report, timely placement of the device "might have forestalled that death."

Aug 28 04:11

The Road To World War 3: Russia And Ukraine Are Now Engaged In A Shooting War

Russian soldiers and Ukrainian soldiers are now shooting at each other in eastern Ukraine. Could this conflict ultimately lead us down the road to World War 3? This week, a very robust force of “tanks, artillery and infantry” has opened up a “third front” in the Ukrainian civil war in a part of southeastern Ukraine that had not seen much fighting yet.

Aug 27 19:14

Kiev Forces Defeated in East Ukraine. Could Obama’s Legacy Be Destroyed by His Ukraine Policy?

The Ukrainian Government that the Obama Administration installed after Obama’s successful coup d’etat in Ukraine is now crashing and burning in the process of the newly installed Government’s ethnic-cleansing program to get rid of the people in Ukraine’s southeast, the area of Ukraine that had voted overwhelmingly for the President whom the Obama Administration (the State Department and the CIA) had overthrown in February.

The residents there rejected this new Government; this new Government is trying to exterminate them; and the local rebel-fighters against that are winning, and are decimating thousands of troops who were sent in to kill them and their families, and are shooting down many of the bombers that have been sent in to bomb them.

Aug 27 18:46

Christopher Bollyn - "The Islamic State and John McCain"

Why has Sen. John McCain supported the gang of terrorists who behead innocent American journalists? Why is a leader from the U.S. Congress meeting with and supporting groups of mad-dog fanatics in the Middle East; the very same groups who we now find ourselves at war with? Why is the U.S. waging war against the militant and extremist groups in the Middle East that it helped create and arm in the first place?

Aug 27 18:36

Christopher Bollyn - "John McCain and the Zionist Crime Syndicate"

Sen. John McCain is the most active supporter of the Zionist war agenda in the U.S. Congress. In his 2008 book Guilt by Association, Jeff Gates pointed out the McCain family's ties to the cover-up of the murderous Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967 and other treasonous and criminal activity by the senator from Arizona, who was then the Republican party's candidate for president.

To understand why Sen. McCain puts his support for the Zionist crime syndicate ahead of what's best for the American people it is essential to understand who supports John McCain. The following paragraphs from Guilt by Association make that quite clear:

Aug 27 18:19

Man Who Lived Through Cold War Says Terrorist Group ‘Imminent Threat’ To America

A 67-year-old man who as a young boy lived under constant fear the Soviets would launch nuclear missiles at his beloved country and wipe out everyone and everything he loved characterized a terrorist group as an “imminent threat to every interest we have” late last week, sources confirmed.

Aug 27 17:00

Mr. James Corbett - "MH17 FULLY EXPOSED!!"

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based on? What have we learned about the crash since then? Why has MH17 completely disappeared from the news cycle? And who really stood to benefit from the disaster?

(link to video - approx. 1 hour)

Aug 27 13:29

Did Blackwater gun down feeing Iraqi civilians?

Four former security guards for Blackwater Worldwide “took something that didn’t belong to them, the lives of 14 human beings,” in September 2007 when they fired on civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle, a U.S. prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday.

Aug 27 13:08

WWII Veteran Grabs Robber’s Gun, Pulls Own Weapon, Shoots Suspect Six Times

On August 23 2014, an 89-year-old World War II veteran grabbed an armed robber’s gun, then pulled out his own gun and wrestled with the suspect before shooting him six times.

Aug 27 11:33

Western Media Just Propaganda Shills for War-Hungry Masters

The Western media have proved for all to see that mainstream news outlets comprise either a collection of ignorant and incompetent fools or a den of prostitutes that sells war for money.

The Western media recently fell in step with Washington and blamed the downed Malaysian airliner on Russia. No evidence was provided. In its place the media used constant repetition. Washington withheld the evidence that proved that Kiev was responsible. The media’s purpose was not to tell the truth, but to demonize Russia.

Aug 27 11:17

Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents”

"The Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis..." Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1AUMFKP

Aug 27 11:15

IOF Soldier of the Prisoners Pictures Scandal Hit by Palestinian Resistance

Eden Nagar was one of two persons hit by a rocket launched from Gaza on August 22, 2014. The event was published two days afterwards. In 2010, she was named Eden Abergil and caused a worldwide scandal after publishing images photographed throughout Operation Cast Lead while she was an IOF soldier. In the pictures, she posed next to Palestinian detainees. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1mSXCnR

Aug 27 11:13

Fascism Grips Israel

Creeping fascism threatens Jews and non-Jews alike. So does the scourge of Zionism. It made Israel a killing machine. Palestinians bear the brunt of its barbarism. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1tcEicv

Aug 27 11:12

Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism

A peek into tomorrow's Israel... "For me, personally, Arabs are something I can't look at...If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won't think twice." Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1wDCsUi

Aug 27 11:11

Gaza War Fringes: Israel Annuls British Law on Arabic Language

While a Gaza War long-term ceasefire is being announced by all actors except Israel, the Knesset announced on August 26, 2014, a new law abolishing Arabic as an official language in Israel. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1qL3u3M

Aug 27 11:09

Israel v. Palestine: MSM Unreported Truths

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge aggression entered day 51. Mass slaughter and destruction continue. MSM scoundrels largely lost interest. Killing Palestinians no longer matters. Justifiable outrage is absent. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1rAxkOx

Aug 27 11:08

Israel war crimes – ICC is not living up to its mandate

Under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza. By doing so, the ICC is not living up to its mandate. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1AULlI1

Aug 27 10:41

Iranian sail boat defended itself against U.S. Coast Guard

As preposterous as it may sound, the U.S. coast guard boards boats everywhere in the world, not just along the American coast, and if things are not perfect, they detain everyone on the boat and burn it, even if it is a multi million dollar yacht. Knowing this policy, an Iranian fishing boat that was operating off the coast of Iran refused to allow boarding by the U.S. coast guard. The Coast Guard fired on this boat, but according to the Washington Post, left it floating with all aboard. At the end of this report is a link to a Washington Post article that downplays the Coast Guard's hostile role in international waters, and the attitude expressed in the Washington Post article says a LOT.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Coast Guard now sees itself as having jurisdiction over all the world's oceans.

Aug 27 10:36

Service

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Whether you agree with the wars or not (and I do NOT), we owe a debt of honor for those who put on the uniform to take care of them if they return from duty with crippling injuries. We demand that the US government, which claims to represent We The People, fulfill that debt before sending a single penny of our tax dollars to any foreign government.

Aug 27 09:55

‘NATO’s broken promises bring world closer to global war’

Under the pretext of an 'overt' Russian threat, NATO is pushing for a ‘readiness action plan’ that will bring the Cold War military bloc closer to Russian borders than ever - even despite objections from some NATO members.

Aug 27 07:53

VA ‘Oscar the Grouch’ training angers vets

The beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs depicted dissatisfied veterans as Oscar the Grouch in a recent internal training guide, and some vets and VA staffers said Tuesday that they feel trashed.

The cranky Sesame Street character who lives in a garbage can was used in reference to veterans who will attend town-hall events Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Aug 27 06:46

Israel lost the war in Gaza but the struggle for justice goes on

A ceasefire is not enough. Rebuilding Gaza is not enough. Even ending the siege would not be enough. It would only be the start.
We have to say never again. Never again must Israel be allowed to massacre Palestinians as it has in Gaza in 2006, 2008-2009, 2012 and 2014 – the years since it decided to turn Gaza into a giant open-air prison.

Aug 27 02:17

Peace on Earth (1939) / Good Will to Men (1955)

I'm already seeing Halloween products in the stores, so the holiday advertisement-assaults on us will begin soon. I can't help but wonder if humanity will even make it to Christmas, so enjoy these now -- while you can.

Peace on Earth is a one-reel 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon short directed by Hugh Harman, about a post-apocalyptic world populated only by animals.

A remake of 1939's Peace on Earth, this post-World War II version of the story featured updated and even more destructive forms of warfare technology such as flamethrowers, bazookas, and nuclear weapons.

Aug 26 19:11

Video: Vets Reject Obama’s Foreign Policy Ideals at American Legion Convention

Listen to the lack-of response President Obama gets from a crowded room of veterans at the American Legion’s 96th annual national convention in North Carolina while voicing some of his foreign policy ideals.

Aug 26 16:17

Obama Speech Met with Tepid Applause at American Legion

President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion’s convention-goers.

Aug 26 14:04

VA scandal probe targets potential obstruction of justice

The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.

Aug 26 12:40

US Launches Surveillance Flights Over Syria: ISIS Eliminates Syrian Air Defenses

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Right on schedule and as many researchers, including myself, predicted, the Western-backed and engineered rise of ISIS across Iraq and the most likely staged Foley beheading video is now being used as justification for the violation of Syrian airspace, itself only the precursor to “targeted airstrikes” inside Syria...

Aug 26 11:41

US drones begin surveillance flights over Syria

The US has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave his approval, US officials said, in a move that could pave the way for air strikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

However, the United States said on Tuesday it does not intend to coordinate with the government of President Bashar al-Assad on targeting Islamic State militants on Syrian territory.

"There are no plans to coordinate with the Assad regime as we consider this terror threat," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, after Syrian officials demanded Washington ask permission for any action.

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