WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Jul 13 08:47

US to build mysterious ‘Site 911? in Israel

The US Army Corps of Engineers plans to supervise construction of a five-story underground facility for an Israel Defense Forces complex, oddly named “Site 911,” at an Israeli Air Force base near Tel Aviv.

What’s the purpose of Site 911? I asked the Pentagon on Tuesday, and the Corps on Wednesday said that only an Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman could provide an answer.

That sounds like a secure command center. The purpose of Site 911 is far less clear.

Jul 13 08:41

Exclusive: Interview with Bashar al-Jaafari

Excerpts from the Exclusive PRESS TV interview with Bashar al-Jaafari,Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations:

There is an awakening in the west he said, but a very shy awakening and people are aware that there is something wrong in the calculations of the American Administration…

You (President Obama) cannot on the one hand pledge Five hundred million dollars to help the so-called “moderate” Syrian opposition and on the other hand two days later state that the coalition is not a reliable political force. This contradiction speaks for itself he stressed.

There is no armed moderate opposition in Syria. Arming terrorists in Syria, is like arming terrorists in Iraq, or arming terrorists in Libya or Egypt or elsewhere.

Jul 13 08:00

Facts All US Citizens Need to Know About Israel and Palestine

Gaza (along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem) is occupied Palestinian territory under international law, determined by the vast majority of the world, as well as the highest court in the world, the UN’s International Court of Justice. Gaza cannot commit aggression against Israel, since Israel is in constant and continual commission of illegal aggression against Palestine by occupying it (illegally and sadistically blockading it and frequently committing terrorism against its civilians, including by targeting them with chemical weapons provided by US taxpayers – see “Rain of Fire” by Human Rights Watch). As documented by Amnesty Int’l, Human Rights Watch, and many others, Israel intentionally targets and murders civilians, including children, en masse.

Jul 13 06:55

The Future Of Americas Shopping Malls In Pictures

And they made a wasteland of America!

(Rocket 24) Hundreds of shopping malls across the U.S. have been forced to shut down following years of debilitating declines in consumer traffic.

In many cases, the shuttered malls are left to decay for years before developers or local governments raise the funds to bulldoze or renovate the space.

Pseudonymous photographer Seph Lawless traveled the country for years to find these forgotten malls and document their decay from the inside.

The photos he captured are haunting and apocalyptic, featuring dead trees and abandoned shopping carts against landscapes of broken glass and crumbling walls.

He compiled the photographs in a new book, “Black Friday: The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall,” and shared some of them with Business Insider.

Jul 13 06:29

The Kingdom of Shylock

First published in 1917, when it was repressed. This is a reprint of the second edition. Frank Anstey (1865-1940) was a leader of the Labor Party, a committed socialist, supporter of public finance and the Commonwealth Bank, and viewed WWI as “a war of rival capitalists”. He was more right than wrong. In this age of the globalisation, of organized criminality, we need more like him who will stick to their guns against cannibalistic corporate capitalism. This is an essential reference in understanding the true Labor Party, economic power in Australia, how far we have come along the road to total financial control of our lives, and conversely how diminished is our understanding of the forces that torture us.

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Hesperian Press sent me a copy of this book. I read it last night. In fact I could not put it down. There, in 1917, was a clear understanding that the world was enslaved by those who held control of the monetary mediums of exchange, and how those private banking interests had driven the world into World War 1. Given the title, and the threat to the private central bankers, the book was denounced and suppressed. But is is worth the read in light of current events!

The lesson from this book is that politicians have indeed known all along that all wars are bankers' wars, but continue to be willing to sell your childrens' lives for a share in the bankers' treasure!

Jul 12 18:59

OTTAWA BACKS ISRAELI BLOODLETTING IN PALESTINE WITH MORE THAN WORDS

Unconcerned with Canada’s global image, the neocons who have hijacked Ottawa on behalf of global Zionism continue to defy the international consensus that Israel is a terrorist state that practices apartheid and is guilty of ethnic cleansing, and as such should be quarantined by the international community as a rogue, irrational actor unworthy of the slightest gesture of credibility afforded to civilized nations.

Jul 12 14:56

Syrian ‘oil positions’ reason for escalation – Murdoch & Rothschild must possess crystal ball

RUPERT MURDOCH AND LORD JACOB ROTHSCHILD PURCHASED A TOTAL OF $11 MILLION DOLLARS OF “EQUITY POSITIONS” WITH GENIE ENERGY CORPORATION (IDT) TOTALING AN 11% STAKE IN THE CORPORATION BACK IN 2010

Jul 12 11:24

Israel’s message to the Palestinians: Submit, leave or die

Israel’s message is clear is that the military operations had a purpose of their own, that they would have been launched regardless, that they were merely waiting on a pretext. They had to come because the vacuum left by Kerry had to be filled. “Closure” was necessary – and it was clear that the Palestinian Authority, which had several months to take an initiative that would have bolstered the Palestinians’ position, would not do so, even though Martin Indyk, the American’s chief negotiator and former AIPAC leader, placed the blame squarely on Israel for talks’ failure.

Jul 12 10:36

DARPA unveils first ever guided “smart” bullets

The video ironically is not high quality, but DARPA’s program page more clearly describes their goals:

Jul 12 10:26

UN Security Council Calls For Ceasefire!

Saturday, July 12
16:56 GMT:

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, citing serious concerns about the protection of civilians on both sides.

"The Security Council members called for de-escalation of the situation, restoration of calm, and reinstitution of the November 2012 ceasefire," the 15-member body said in a statement.

Jul 12 10:21

Trent Franks Blasts Obama's Cowardly, Unprecedented Betrayal of Israel

Politicians like this betray America IMHO!

Earlier this week Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) blasted the Obama administration's handling of the unfolding military crisis developing between Israel and Palestine saying "I thought nothing this president could ever say or do would surprise me anymore, but this flushed and breathless rush to embrase terrorists launching rockets at Israeli children is an unprecedented act of cowardice and betrayal"

Jul 12 09:56

The Mindlessness of a Manifesto - by Dr. William Cook

Israel garbed in the armor of the American flag, fielding America’s weapons of mass destruction, protected by the investment of the American taxpayer in the “iron dome,” and marching with the impunity that comes from America’s veto of censure, reveals to the world two nations that willingly impose their “superior power” on a defenseless people displaying in the enormity of their invasion unleashed evil without compassion, without mercy, without sense, a mindless act of uncivil barbarity no different than that displayed by the Mongols or Visigoths of ancient days.

Jul 12 09:49

DARPA Unveils First Ever Guided "Smart" Bullets

Activist Post

DARPA - known widely as the mad science division of the Pentagon - is always at the leading edge of finding more creative and effective means of killing. This time they've chosen a name that conjures up precision slicing - the EXACTO (Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance). Perfect for snipers...

Jul 12 07:36

The Neocons “Grand Plan” and Obama’s Blundering Foreign Policy: “An Actor Playing the Role of a President”?

Sometimes Barack Obama acts as if he accepts the neocon agenda of destabilizing most Middle East Muslim countries for the benefit of Israel and Saudi Arabia. Witness the U.S. government’s financial and military support of terrorist organizations to provoke “regime change” in Syria as it has done in Libya. Remember that last September, Obama had acquiesced to his neocon advisers’ recommendation to bomb the country of Syria, whose Assad government was deemed too close to Shiite Iran, before realizing that the entire cabal of justifications was a false flag operation.

Sometimes, however, the economic costs of such instability are considered too high and a timid Obama, to the chagrin of his neocon advisers, hesitates to implement fully the Machiavellian neocon plan. President Obama then becomes the target of the neocon media who picture him as weak, “out of touch”, inexperienced and irresolute, thus contributing to his increasing unpopularity.

Jul 12 07:01

The Mindlessness of a Manifesto

“A liberal world order, like any world order, is something that is imposed, and as much as we in the West might wish it to be imposed by superior virtue, it is generally imposed by superior power” (“Superpowers Don’t Get to Retire: What Our Tired Country Still Owes the World,” Robert Kagan, Brookings Institute. May 26, 2014). This sentence from Kagan’s Neo-Conservative Manifesto reads like so much flotsam in a cesspool of scattered feces. It emanates from a mindless, bloated root chakra that has abandoned all except instinctive self-survival. It is deficient in understanding and wisdom, a mind surviving in an isolated tribe, a being guided only by fear of everlasting victimhood. How does one read this flotsam?

We don’t need to read it, we are witnessing its last throes today in Gaza as the consequences of neo-conservative “superior power” unfurls before the world once again and the desperation of neo-conservative idiocy splashes over the screen for the world to witness.

Jul 12 06:26

CrossTalk: Target-Gaza — Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein: There’ll be peace and tranquility in the land of Israel when Israel negotiates a settlement of the conflict according to International Law. Everybody is ready for the conflict to end except the lunatics in Tel Aviv.

Regarding Israel’s claim that Hamas was responsible for the abduction and murder of the three Israeli youth, Finkelstein said:The US State Department was asked,do you have any evidence,that Hamas was behind this ?Their response was: “As of now, we don’t have any evidence.”

What’s clear is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has used,exploited,this incident for political purposes… to destroy Hamas, and because he wanted to dismantle the Unity Government. Hamas formed the Unity Government on the terms put forward by the US & the EU, notes Norman Finkelstein.

He also notes:“There have been zero casualties on the Israeli side from the so-called “barrage” of rocket attacks…”

Jul 11 11:48

Blackwater awarded over $1bn from State Dept. since threat on investigator's life

The US State Department has allocated more than a billion dollars in contracts to the security firm Blackwater and its later manifestations since a top official for the company threatened a government investigator’s life in 2007.

Jul 11 10:55

This Land is Mine

Jul 11 10:01

Hamas just attempted to create a nuclear disaster in the heart of Israel

AFTER THE HORRORS OF THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER, HOW INSANE DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO FIRE MISSILES DIRECTLY AT A MAJOR NUCLEAR FACILITY?

Jul 11 09:41

Nobel Laureates Slam HRW’s Ken Roth for Refusal to Close Revolving Door with US Gov.

This is powerful stuff exposing HRW’s conflict of interests, backed by reason as well as FACT and delivered with a powerful pitch by both Abby and Keane.

They just ain’t supporting and defending “Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights” anywhere for anyone, but… who is going to, or who can change it?

Abby Martin speaks with Keane Bhatt, activist and signatory on a second open letter to Human Rights Watch condemning the organization for its revolving door relationship with the US government.

Jul 11 09:40

UN Human Rights Chief Doubts Legality Of Israeli Air Campaign

Israel's air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians, the UN's top human rights official has said as the death toll of Palestinians rose to more than 100.

As international pressure continued to build on Israel to end its four-day conflict with Hamas and Palestinian militant groups in the enclave, Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said the Israeli military must abide by international law.

"So far the battle is progressing as planned, but we can expect further stages in future. Up to now, we have hit Hamas and the terror organisations hard and as the battle continues we will increase strikes at them," he said.

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Since when has Israel allow international law to in any way interfere with what they do to the Palestinians?

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet real money on a ground invasion of Gaza; the only question is the timing, which will be when the Israeli government feels that international attention is distracted with other geopolitical issues so as to be paying the minimal amount of attention to that invasion.

Jul 11 08:25

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

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

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

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

Jul 11 07:33

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

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

Jul 10 19:50

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

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

Get Israel out of the West Bank

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

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

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

Jul 10 16:27

APD to buy 350-plus AR-15 rifles

Salt in the wounds!

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 10 13:44

Netanyahu's War: What Is It Good For?

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

Jul 10 13:03

Filter On The Roof!

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

Jul 10 12:41

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

Washington reeks of the stench of evil

Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 10 10:57

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

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

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

Jul 10 10:32

Obama administration endorses Israel’s assault on Gaza

US BACKING COMES AMID RISING PALESTINIAN DEATH TOLL IN BESIEGED ENCLAVE

Jul 10 08:52

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

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

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

Jul 10 07:38

Jewish Hate of Arabs Proves: Israel Must Undergo Cultural Revolution

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

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

Jul 10 07:33

Chomsky, BDS And The Jewish Left Paradigm

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

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

Jul 10 06:39

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

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

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Jul 10 06:26

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

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

Jul 10 03:13

Gaza Death Toll Over 60, Israel Vows To Intensify Airstrikes

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

Jul 10 02:48

Israeli Airstrike Hits Cafe Packed With People Watching World Cup

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

Jul 09 18:38

Jewish Hate of Arabs Proves: Israel Must Undergo Cultural Revolution

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

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

Jul 09 17:58

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 09 16:36

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

A fairly accurate summary by Harry Clark.

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

Jul 09 13:43

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

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

Jul 09 12:01

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

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

Jul 09 11:34

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

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

Jul 09 09:30

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 09 08:05

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

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

Jul 09 02:27

Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA

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

Jul 08 19:06

Escalating Domestic Warfare

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

Jul 08 17:43

Powerful raw video shows Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Warning: The content of this video is graphic.

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

Jul 08 12:58

Big Banks Want Power to Declare Cyber War

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

Jul 08 12:55

Child Allowed To Stab Syria Soldier As Woman Hammers Head

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

Jul 08 12:53

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

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

Jul 08 11:32

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

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

Cabinet Gives IDF Green Light for Harsher Gaza Action

Jul 08 08:08

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 08 08:05

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

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

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

Jul 08 07:06

The Double-Edged Sword of Drone Technology

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

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

Jul 08 05:26

Palestinian Boy Burned to Death

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

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

Jul 08 04:48

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

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

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

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

Jul 08 02:29

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

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

Jul 07 12:16

Positive Thoughts on Dark Times

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

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

Jul 07 11:15

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

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

Jul 07 11:12

Veteran arrested at gunpoint for legal open carry *Video*

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

Jul 07 09:36

Video: Veteran Arrested at Gunpoint for Legal Open Carry

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

Jul 07 09:20

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

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

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

Jul 07 08:24

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

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

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

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

Jul 07 08:07

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

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

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

Jul 07 07:33

PHILLIPS: Obama’s war on real Americans

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

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

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

Why is it so crucial that Americans stand up now?

Jul 07 07:27

Analysis of July 5th Slaviansk Developments

The sky is not falling

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

Jul 07 07:10

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

For a mouse! What Bovine Excretement!

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

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

Jul 07 06:19

The Militarization of American Public Schools

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

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

Jul 06 23:43

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

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

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

Jul 06 14:53

Gene Simmons Defends Bankster Elite

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

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

Jul 06 11:44

US using ISIL to topple Maliki: Tarpley

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

The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Jul 06 09:50

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

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

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

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

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

Jul 06 09:14

Cuban Missile Crisis Redux. Where are the wise men?

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

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

Expert Panel Contributions to two questions:

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

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

Jul 06 08:14

Sheriff, feds: Rancher must be held accountable

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

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

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

Jul 06 07:17

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

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

(link to video - approx. 3 minutes)

Jul 06 07:14

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

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

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

Jul 05 19:14

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

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

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

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

Jul 05 16:56

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

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

Jul 05 10:22

Wayward Drones and Other Tales

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

Jul 05 08:37

Dick Cheney Has His First Good Idea

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

Jul 05 08:34

Lincoln- Worship Overlays The Corporatist Agenda

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

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

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

Jul 05 08:29

Hillary Clinton is a Terrorist

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

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

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

The only minority terrorizing the majority is the government.

Jul 05 08:20

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

By Thomas DiLorenzo
July 5, 2014

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

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

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

Jul 05 07:53

Texas Rangers dispatched to secure border amid stolen Mexican nuke threat

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

Jul 05 07:37

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

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

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

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

Jul 05 07:19

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

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

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

Jul 05 06:39

Iran representing regional harmony

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 05 06:34

Ukraine crisis far worse than Cold War

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

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

Jul 05 06:27

Itching for a Genocide

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

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

Jul 05 06:23

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

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

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

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

Jul 04 19:13

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

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

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

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

Jul 04 17:30

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

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

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False-flag alert.

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

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

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

Jul 04 17:28

Banking is Institutionalized Murder

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

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

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

Jul 04 17:07

Israel bombs Gaza Strip, masses army on border

By Patrick Martin
4 July 2014

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

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

Jul 04 15:08

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

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

Jul 04 12:55

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

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

Jul 04 12:14

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

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

Jul 04 12:13

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

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

Jul 04 11:46

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

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

Jul 04 11:41

Self-healing and healthcare independence

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

Jul 04 11:39

HARDtalk — An Intellectual Ambush Masquerading as Truth

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

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

Jul 04 10:14

HARDtalk Speaks to Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe

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

Two topics were addressed:

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

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

Jul 04 10:11

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

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

Jul 04 09:36

IN MEMORIAM; JULY 4th, 1776

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

Jul 04 08:04

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

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

Jul 04 06:25

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

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

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

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

Jul 03 20:13

Staged Disaster Looms

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

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

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

Jul 03 17:26

Obama escalation raises specter of Iraq ‘mission creep’

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

Jul 03 17:17

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

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

Jul 03 14:53

Hybrid war - hybrid response? (NATO Review)

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

Jul 03 13:25

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

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

Jul 03 13:02

MILITARY BASES ‘TURNING INTO REFUGEE CAMPS’

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

Jul 03 12:46

Cryptome: Snowden Doc Dump Will Prevent July War

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

Jul 03 12:41

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

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

Jul 03 11:18

Itching for a Genocide

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

Jul 03 10:27

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

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

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

Jul 03 08:15

Bombings Continue as Israeli Troops Mass on Gaza Border

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

Jul 03 07:41

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

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

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

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

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

Jul 03 07:29

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

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Here's your rifle...

Jul 03 03:22

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

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

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

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

Jul 02 20:49

Tom Lehrer - Send the Marines

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

Jul 02 18:16

America’s Real Foreign Policy – A Corporate Protection Racket

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

Jul 02 16:15

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

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

Jul 02 16:05

A Declaration of Independence — In virtual CONGRESS

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 02 13:09

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

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

Jul 02 13:05

Whistleblower alleges VA benefit application purge in Georgia

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

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

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

Jul 02 10:54

Germany considers weapons-capable drones

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

Jul 02 10:01

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

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

Jul 02 08:54

Similarities Between 1914 And 2014

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

Jul 02 08:30

A Silence on Atrocities: US Intimidated by Its Own Mercenaries

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

Jul 02 08:21

A Declaration of Independence — In virtual CONGRESS

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

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

The Declaration of the fifty United States of America

Jul 02 06:18

Top 10 takeaways from Putin’s foreign policy speech

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

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

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

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

Jul 02 06:13

Actor Gary Oldman faces tribal backlash

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

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

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

Jul 02 04:58

Definitive Analysis: War Is Bad for the Economy

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

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

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

Jul 01 18:05

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

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

Jul 01 11:41

The Leading Edge of Peace: Our Evolutionary Path Forward

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

Jul 01 11:07

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

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

Jul 01 09:15

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

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

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

8 hours later, he tweeted:

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

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

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

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

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

Cornered animals - and governments - are both very dangerous.

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

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

Jul 01 09:01

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

Jul 01 08:28

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

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

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

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

Jul 01 08:11

The US War Against Russia Is Already Underway

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

Jul 01 08:03

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

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

Jul 01 07:34

Report: Militarized Police Treating Citizens as “Wartime Enemies”

Joe Wolverton, II
Activist Post

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

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

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

Jul 01 03:34

A New Recession and a New World Devoid of Washington’s Arrogance?

The poor US economic outlook has brought America’s two largest business lobbies–the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (or what is left of them) into conflict with the Obama regime’s threat of further sanctions against Russia.
According to Bloomberg News, beginning tomorrow (June 26), the business groups will run advertisements in the New York Times, Wall St Journal, and Washington Post opposing any further sanctions on Russia. The US business organizations say that the sanctions will harm their profits and result in layoffs of American workers.

Thus, America’s two largest business organizations, important sources of political campaign contributions, have finally added their voice to the voices of German, French, and Italian business.

Everyone, except the brainwashed American public, knows that the «crisis in Ukraine» is entirely the work of Washington. European and American businesses are asking:

Jul 01 03:18

Charlie Daniels Shows His Love for our Veterans

Daniels has made several trips to perform for our troops. He visited Iraq in 2006 and again in 2009 to perform several sandy shows for our men and women. in 2012,

Jul 01 01:08

Obama’s Half-Billion to Syria’s ‘Moderates’

President Obama’s plan to spend another half-billion dollars on Syria’s “moderate” rebels will add more fuel to the destructive violence just as the killing was finally dying down. It’s also hard to see how this investment will promote serious negotiations, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

Jun 30 22:27

Israeli Government and Press Knew Teenagers Were Dead For Weeks

TRNN Middle East Correspondent Lia Tarachansky says Palestinian anger towards the Palestinian Authority has reached unprecedented levels, and that the Israeli government is now trying to instigate a third intifada in order to legitimate military actions in the West Bank and Gaza.

Jun 30 20:22

‘We Will Attack’: Ukrainian President Prepares for Offensive

Perhaps the real question is not whether Putin decides to invade the Ukraine. It's how will President Obama respond if he does?

There can be no half measures taken should Russia respond to Ukraine's halting of the ceasefire.

Russian and American media have both suggested that a confrontation between east and west would very quickly become a worst-case global scenario, with the end result being widespread thermo-nuclear warfare, an option that neither nation has taken off the table.

Jun 30 15:36

Ukraine president terminates ceasefire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to not prolong the ceasefire with Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, announcing an end to a fragile deal to deescalate tensions in the eastern regions of the country.

“We will attack and will free our land,” Poroshenko said.

Jun 30 13:31

Blackwater considered itself above the law, US state department was warned

A state department investigator warned that the private security firm Blackwater considered itself above the law, just weeks before Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians, it has been reported.

Blackwater guards "saw themselves as above the law", Richter wrote in the memo. His inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater's top manager said he could kill the government's chief investigator and no one could or would do anything about it as it was in Iraq. The threat came from Daniel Carroll, Blackwater's project manager in Iraq, during a meeting with Richter and another state department official, Donald Thomas, to discuss the review, which had uncovered overbilling and complaints about a cafeteria in Blackwater's compound.

Jun 30 12:32

US creates time bomb situation in Russia: Analyst

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

Jun 30 11:56

Cold War Renewed With A Vengeance While Washington Again Lies

The Cold War made a lot of money for the military/security complex for four decades dating from Churchill’s March 5, 1946 speech in Fulton, Missouri declaring a Soviet “Iron Curtain” until Reagan and Gorbachev ended the Cold War in the late 1980s. During the Cold War Americans heard endlessly about “the Captive Nations.” The Captive Nations were the Baltics and the Soviet bloc, usually summarized as “Eastern Europe.”

Jun 30 10:54

Blackwater threatened to kill State Dept. official in Iraq

A SENIOR OFFICIAL WITH THE PRIVATE SECURITY FIRM BLACKWATER THREATENED TO KILL A US STATE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATOR IN 2007 FOR ATTEMPTING TO REVIEW THE GROUP’S PERFORMANCE IN IRAQ

Jun 30 10:19

Regional powers drawn into Iraq civil war

Reports of the fighting in the civil war in Iraq are contradictory, especially on the outcome of a government offensive in the northern city of Tikrit. However, all reports demonstrate a further descent of the country into a nightmarish conflict for which the United States bears chief responsibility.

Jun 30 09:41

Drone Assassinations Not Limited to U.S. Citizens “Living Abroad”

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says:

No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ….

So how did the legal memorandum “justifying” assassination of U.S. citizens by drone try to sidestep the Fifth Amendment?

Jun 30 09:00

Hear Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver’s ‘Outlaw’ Duet – Premiere

“It’s Hard to Be an Outlaw,” from Shaver’s first studio album in seven years, takes a jab at modern country

“It’s just stupidity,” he says of the lack of attention paid to older artists. “It’s like walking down a hall and seeing a Picasso and saying, ‘Damn, that thing’s old! Let’s throw it out.’ Fortunately, you can’t burn songs. You can burn pictures, but a song will live forever.”

Some super stars nowadays, gets too far off the ground
Singing about the backroads, they never have been down
They go and call it country, but that ain’t the way it sounds
It’s enough to make a renegade want to terrorize the town

Jun 30 08:33

Rand Paul vs. Dick Cheney

We couldn’t ask for more

Advocates of a noninterventionist foreign policy and the restoration of civil liberties in America haven’t had a reason to be optimistic in the past decade or so – but that is rapidly changing.

not only because the country is sick and tired of perpetual war but also because of a sea-change within the Republican party, formerly the political bastion of that troublesome little sect of warmongers known as the neoconservatives. During the Bush era there was hardly a peep of protest within the GOP over our recklessly aggressive foreign policy: today there is a growing contingent of congressional Republicans who can be relied on to vocally oppose the wide-ranging interventionism of the Obama administration – and the unrepentant militarism of the administration’s Republican critics who claim the President isn’t aggressive enough. And the star of this rising anti-interventionist movement on the center-right is undoubtedly Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky).

Jun 30 06:47

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

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

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

Jun 30 06:45

Fear and loathing at Hotel Babylon

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

Jun 30 06:27

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

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

Jun 30 06:19

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

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

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

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

Jun 29 23:54

Veteran to lose home to foreclosure because he displayed the American flag in a flower-pot

TO A VETERAN, LITTLE IS MORE SACRED THAN FELLOW VETERANS, THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY AND OUR NATIONAL SYMBOL: THE AMERICAN FLAG

Jun 29 20:33

France warns citizens: Don’t invest in Israeli settlements, Golan Heights

The French government issued a warning to its citizens not to engage in financial activity or investments in the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem or the Golan Heights. The French Foreign Ministry wrote in its warning that the settlements are illegal according to international law, and so doing business with them involves legal risks.

A French diplomat said that the warning is part of a joint act by the five largest countries in the European Union — Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain.

Jun 29 19:28

Israeli PM Netanyahu endorses Kurdish independence citing chaos in Iraq

Any doubt as to who is behind this now! Wanna bet the Turks are a little perturbed! They are following Israel's plan to break up Iraq. Then Syria and on to Iran!

Citing the “collapse” of Iraq amid the ISIS insurgency and sectarian violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has endorsed the de-facto independence of Iraqi Kurds. Netanyahu has also called to support the “Kurdish aspiration for independence.”

Jun 29 18:41

UK Methodist Conference to divest from Israel

So the stage is set. At this week’s conference at least one brave delegate intends submitting a Memorial (that’s church-speak for a suggestion to conference) urging delegates to strengthen the Church’s commitment to BDS by applying the boycott to Israel itself not just its illegal settlements “until such time as Israel ends the occupation and abides by International law”.

At its conference four years ago the Methodist Church in the UK set a brave example. It voted to boycott products from Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine, regarded as illegal under international law, and to encourage Methodists across Britain to do the same.

“The goal of the boycott is to put an end to the existing injustice,“ said a press release. “It reflects the challenge that settlements present to a lasting peace in the region.”

Jun 29 17:29

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS! UPDATED!

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

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

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

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Jun 29 15:58

Warmongering Israel threatens full occupation of Gaza

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman is threatening a menacing ultimatum—continued airstrikes or full occupation—an Israeli military-owned radio station quoted him as saying on Sunday.

Jun 29 11:00

Feds threatening ‘third Wounded Knee’ with eminent domain land grab on Sioux indian reservation

IN THE WAKE OF A BUNDY RANCH CRISIS SPARKED BY A MILITARIZED FEDERAL LAND-GRAB EFFORT IN NEVADA, IT SEEMS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR HAS SET ITS SIGHTS ON A NEW PRIZE - THIS TIME TARGETING ONCE PROTECTED INDIAN RESERVATION LAND ON PINE RIDGE IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Jun 29 10:56

INVADING IRAQ 2.0: ISIS propaganda, proxy wars & NATO’s ‘Blitzkrieg’

The Western-backed Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS, has made its way to Iraq through Turkey and over the northeastern border of Syria. This new terror campaign appears to have been rolled out with a decades old objective, which is wrought with violence, propaganda and destabilization funding from the usual sponsors…

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