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Sep 09 11:14

Obama’s ISIS War: Profit for Military Contractors

“The military task has, in fact, been outsourced in Iraq,” analyst Steven Schooner, a professor at George Washington University Law School, told the Journal.

The Pentagon has converted Iraq with its violent sectarian rivalries into a lucrative business opportunity for a burgeoning mercenary and contractor industry that has blossomed in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Obama’s ISIS war arrives at an opportune time for contractors. From 2008 to 2013, according to data provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the five largest U.S. defense contractors have experienced a 14 percent drop in employees. Lockheed Martin Corporation, the biggest defense contractor in the world, cut its workforce by 20 percent, International Business Times reported in August. The ISIS war now gearing up will undoubtedly restore lost revenue and provide for lost jobs.

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Defense contractors: on your mark....get set....SALIVATE EN MASSE!!

Sep 09 10:30

U.S. Army urges preparations to occupy NYC, other “megacities”

A U.S. Army report warns that American troops need to be prepared to enter New York City and other global “megacities” in order to prevent civil unrest, political uprisings and protect key infrastructure and natural resources in the national interest.

Sep 09 09:40

Stop David Cameron's plan to join US bombing of Iraq

David Cameron, backed by Labour Party leaders and the Lib Dems, is preparing to bomb Iraq again. It will only make matters worse if he does order a return to British attacks.

At last week’s Nato summit in South Wales, Cameron spoke out in support of US president Barack Obama and his disastrous plan to increase US attacks on Iraq.

Cameron pledged that Islamic State would be “squeezed out of existence”.

Sep 09 09:36

Profits Soar As Pentagon Leans on Private Corporations for Special Ops

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?Research reveals that private, for-profit corporations are integrated into some of the most sensitive aspects of U.S. special operations activities worldwide. (Photo: remotcontrolproject.org)

Private military contractors are reaping billions of dollars in profitable rewards from the U.S. government's global network of clandestine counter-terrorism and other overseas operations, according to a new report that examines the high-levels of integration between for-profit corporations and the Pentagon's global military and surveillance apparatus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why do I get the uncomfortable sense that the more the Pentagon reaches out to private corporations to achieve these ends, the less secure these operations actually are?!?

Sep 09 08:08

Cease-Fires in Which Violations Never Cease: What's Next for Israel, Hamas and Gaza?

On August 26th, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement calls for an end to military action by both Israel and Hamas, as well as an easing of the Israeli siege that has strangled Gaza for many years.

Sep 09 07:23

Arabs to team with US against Islamic State: MENA

Egypt's state news agency MENA reports that Arab foreign ministers will announce soon cooperation with Washington against the Islamic State group

Sep 09 07:14

State Dept: 40-plus countries ready to help fight ISIS

More than 40 countries have indicated a willingness to help in the fight against ISIS militants, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday.

“What the goal of the coalition is is to coordinate on the threat that [ISIS] poses,” Jen Psaki said, adding that the allies would have differing roles and that not all would offer Iraq direct military support.

“There are obviously a range of capabilities or capacities that different countries have,” she said, adding that the coalition would seek to cut off ISIS from funding, foreign reinforcements and ideological support.

Washington does not regard Iran as part of its coalition against ISIS, despite the support that Tehran is already providing to Iraq in its battle against the militants.

Sep 09 07:10

THE ISIS BOGEYMAN WILL TAKE YEARS TO KILL!

The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a phased campaign requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to officials.

Sep 09 07:09

Anti-Maidan activists blast Yabloko party over US-funded protests

Representatives of the recently-founded anti-Maidan council claim that the veteran pro-democracy party has received millions from the US and plans to overthrow the Russian government with the help of Ukrainian and Georgian spin doctors.

The head of the Anti-Fascist anti-Maidan council, Evgeny Shabayev has told the popular mass circulation daily Izvestia that his group possessed information about Ukrainian and Georgian citizens who played major roles in preparations to the violent events leading to displacement of governments and dissolution of parliaments in these countries – the so-called ‘color revolutions’. Now these people arrive in Russia and start talks with representatives of the pro-democracy opposition party Yabloko and other opposition groups in order to prepare and launch a similar regime change in Russia, the activist claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since the end of World War 2, the US Government has tried to covertly overthrow the governments of more than fifty other nations, succeeding about half of the time. Known successes are Iran in 1953 and Chile in 1973. Known failures include Iran in 2009 and arguably Libya and Ukraine today.

Sep 09 06:27

‘Rent A Vet’ Scheme Center Of VA Contractor Fraud Scandal

The Department of Justice recently announced another ‘rent-a-vet’ scheme was at the center of a VA contractor fraud that swindled set aside contracts intended for disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The anti-veteran scheme involved fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.

Using the ‘rent-a-vet’ model pioneered by previous major contractors, Ram Hingorani pled guilty to the fraud scheme. Approximately $23.5 million in contracts were improperly awarded to Hingorani’s shell company, Midwest Contracting, Inc. (MCI), instead of other legitimate Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).

Sep 08 20:41

The real issues in the Salaita case: Palestine, neoliberalism, and the corporate university

Salaita is targeted because he would represent the first voice of Palestinian background on this campus who has a record of substantial and articulate advocacy on this issue. He could have set a precedent and by his presence and voice begun to change the atmosphere on a campus that, other than Francis Boyle (International Law), has lacked a bold and persuasive advocate for Palestinian justice among its faculty, and has lacked scholars who forthrightly address Zionist colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and racism in their work. Salaita represents the return of the repressed and a harbinger of genuine openness, and on this basis he has been further and slanderously repressed.

Sep 08 20:28

Three-sentence letter to the ‘NYT’ (about Israel's carnage in Gaza) results in Yale chaplain’s resignation

We’ve covered the backlash against a Yale chaplain for his letter to the New York Times saying that Israel’s “carnage” in Gaza and its footdragging on the peace process were a factor in growing anti-Semitism in Europe. Well, that three-sentence letter to the Times has now produced the resignation of the chaplain, Father Bruce Shipman, from the Episcopal Church at Yale.

It happened three days ago. The statement from the Episcopal Church at Yale refers to “dynamics” between Shipman and his board of governors:

Sep 08 18:06

Destroying ISIS may take years, US officials say

The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that may take three years to complete, requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to senior administration officials.

The first phase, an air campaign with nearly 145 air strikes in the past month, is already underway to protect ethnic and religious minorities and American diplomatic, intelligence and military personnel, and their facilities, as well as to begin rolling back ISIS gains in northern and western Iraq.

The next phase, which would begin sometime after Iraq forms a more inclusive government, scheduled this week, is expected to involve an intensified effort to train, advise or equip the Iraqi military, Kurdish fighters and possibly members of Sunni tribes.

Sep 08 16:35

30% of Israelis favor Abandoning Israel

A new poll has found that 30 percent of Israelis favor emigrating from Israel following recent Tel Aviv’s brutal war on the besieged Gaza Strip. According to Israel’s Channel 2, those polled said they can no longer deal with the psychological repercussions of another war.

Sep 08 15:34

Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit

Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week's NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve has found.

Sep 08 15:33

Suckering the Public on a War of Terror

The gullibility of the American public only exceeded by the ease that the fascist establishment is able to conduct their criminal government without any meaningful protest - just keeps rolling along. The mainstream media is still able to practice their black art of painting their masterpiece, entitled discovering a new cell of terrorists in every news report. Making up a scripted narrative to fix all seasons, take the creative ability of a screenwriter and the guidance of the intelligence community to shepherd the story to fix the immediate political objective. In a world where truth is the rarest of all commodities, you can be assured that the simpletons, who believe the psychological warfare accounts reported as fact, will invariably remain docile fools.

Sep 08 15:15

War Over but Not Gaza’s Housing Crisis

“When the [Israeli] shelling started, I gathered up my family and headed for what I though was a safe place, like a school, but then that became overcrowded and lacked sanitation, so we ended up in the grounds of the hospital.”

Islam Abu Sheira from Beit Hanoun, a city on the north-eastern edge of the Gaza Strip, was speaking to IPS in front of what has been his family’s makeshift ‘home’ at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City for the last two months. His eyes misted over as he recalled his devastated home and his efforts to find a safe refuge for his family.

Sep 08 14:34

BOOGA BOOGA : Russian Strategic Bombers Near Canada Practice Cruise Missile Strikes on US

Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.

Sep 08 13:49

U.S. Army Report Urges Preparations For Troops to Occupy NYC, Other “Megacities”

A U.S. Army report warns that American troops need to be prepared to enter New York City and other global “megacities” in order to prevent civil unrest, political uprisings and protect key infrastructure and natural resources in the national interest.

Sep 08 13:44

It Will Cost Taxpayers $5 Billion To Help Obama Create An ISIS Strategy

We can hear the narrative now... how can Congress turn down President Obama's demands for $5 billion to pay for a 'counter-terrorism' fund that could be used to support operations against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria... if they do, are they not supporting terrorism? As The Hill reports, White House press secretary Josh Earnest floated the $5 billion counterterrorism fund as something that “would strengthen the hand of this president and future presidents for dealing with urgent situations like this." We await Wednesday night's unveiling of the long-awaited strategy...

Sep 08 10:57

Arms firms implicated in illegal US drone strikes ‘bought influence’ at NATO summit

Arms firms that provide core military components for drones deployed by the US to conduct covert strikes in violation of international law allegedly bought access to NATO’s summit in Wales last week, a British human rights charity says.

The defense companies concerned doled out up to £300,000 to ‘exhibit’ their military wares at the conference in Newport. Among the firms present were General Dynamics, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and MBDA, according to a British government press release.

Sep 08 10:52

U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Feared In Dire Straits Amid Army Scandals

September 07, 2014 - US has been spending hundreds of billions of dollars on its nuclear arsenal. But the spate of scandals surrounding those responsible for the thousands of warheads and the infrastructure raise questions over the security of the world's deadliest weapons.

Sep 07 20:28

America Can't Pay for Its Wars, Analysis Says

America can no longer afford all of its wars and military adventures abroad.

That’s the argument put forward by a nonpartisan budget analysis expressing concern over an apparent disconnect between the Defense Department, which has submitted its new budget for fiscal year 2015, and Congress, whose inability to balance a budget and agree on deficit levels has triggered automatic cuts that have slashed military spending to the bone and beyond.

Sep 07 20:18

Oakland will not host Urban Shield next year: Mayor

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has announced that Urban Shield, a trade show and training exercise for law enforcement and emergency crews, will no longer be held in the city. The four-day event, which costs $1 million and is funded by the federal government, brings about 200 law enforcement organizations to the area, mostly from city and county police agencies. Emergency crews - nurses, ambulance workers and others - also attend the event.

Sep 07 14:32

IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ ISIS THE TROJAN HORSE

Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

Just look who’s hiding inside ...

Sep 07 10:40

Deadly fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire undermined

Fresh clashes which erupted in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire agreement have turned deadly. A deal to end fighting between pro-Russia separatists and Ukraine government forces was signed less than two days ago.

"As far as I know, the Ukrainian side is not observing the ceasefire. We have wounded on our side at various points. We are observing the ceasefire," the deputy premier of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's republic, Vladimir Antyufeyev, told the Reuters news agency.

Sep 07 09:35

The Grand Saudi Reversal

by Thierry Meyssan

While for the past 35 years Saudi Arabia has supported all the jihadist movements to the most extremist, Riyadh seems suddenly to have changed policy. Threatened in its very existence by a possible attack from the Islamic Emirate, Saudi Arabia has given the signal for the destruction of the organization. But contrary to appearances, the EIS remains supported by Turkey and Israel who sell their looted oil.

Sep 07 09:07

FARC accuses US, UK, Israel in Colombia war

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has accused the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel of prolonging Colombia’s guerilla war.

Sep 07 08:35

Farmers go hungry as Russian agricultural import ban begins to bite

The tit-for-tat sanctions between Russia and the EU and US is beginning to hurt farmers and the fishing industry. Russia’s ban on most agricultural imports is having knock on effects across Europe.

Sep 07 08:25

NATO stages massive military drills in Latvia (PHOTOS)

As seven-day NATO military exercises continue to take place in Latvia, the organization says the drills are aimed at showing its commitment to Baltic member states in the face of an “assertive” Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"They made me start WW3, mommy!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 07 08:23

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Sep 07 08:23

Rita Katz, who 'Found' the Sotloff video, Caught on Camera Admitting to Her Con Job

Rita Katz says that her organization released the beheading of Stephen Sotloff video "before ISIS had a chance to" at the 1:33 mark. Did she also help Israel with the special effects on 9/11?

Sep 07 08:21

They Did It! They do it AND... That's It!

What if there is no third world war? What if the trend of ever continuing exposure continues? What if the incredible buffoonery of the pigeon toed elite goes on in that Keystone Cops format and the identifiable outrages get more and more and more absurd?

Sep 07 08:16

US ‘creating pretexts’ to attack Syria: Stephen Lendman

US President Barack Obama and some members of Congress are “creating pretexts” to target the government of President Bashar al-Assad, not the ISIL militant group, Stephen Lendman told Press TV on Saturday.

“There are endless pretexts that can be created,” Lendman stated. “It’s astonishing that the killing by any means of two individuals, Americans or anybody else, could be a pretext for going into war, but Obama will use whatever he can get,” Lendman added.

Sep 07 07:55

Gorbachev on Ukraine: Terrifying massacre in store for Europe

To resolve the conflict in Ukraine, it is highly important to resume the dialogue between Moscow and Washington, as "their role and responsibility is special," first president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev believes. Earlier, Gorbachev stated that Europe may face "terrifying massacre" because of the current crisis in Ukraine. According to him, "too much is at stake; dangers and risks are too high."

Sep 07 06:51

Army’s New Laser Cannon Blasts Drones Out of the Sky, Even in Fog

Boeing is building a laser cannon for the U.S. Army, and the new weapon has now proved it will be as capable at sea as on land. The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD)—basically a high-energy laser mounted on top of a big truck—was successfully used to blast some UAV drones and 60mm mortars out of the Florida sky earlier this year, Boeing announced Thursday.

Sep 07 06:29

San Francisco Bay Area Urban Shield 2014 Police State Presentation

Urban Shield is a continuous, 48-hour Full Scale Multi-Disciplinary Homeland Security/Disaster Preparedness Exercise hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, with the support of the Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), and more than 200 local, state, federal, international and private sector partners.

Sep 06 21:37

The US wants to start a war with Russia

I don’t think the ceasefire will last. America won’t let it last.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And it didn't!

Sep 06 14:27

Putin, not Ukraine, is Vexing America

And it is more than a coincidence that America’s rulers have stepped up their aggression towards Russia since President Putin has embarked on a raft of regional trade and development alliances with Eurasian countries, Iran, China, and other BRICS nations, as well as Latin America. Putin’s declared moves to replace the US dollar with bilateral currencies for transactions in energy trade has also marked him out as a threat to US hegemonic interests.

Sep 06 13:48

Religious Test

The original, unamended Constitution contains one explicit reference to religion: the Article VI ban on religious tests for "any office or public trust under the United States." Despite much litigation over the constitutional border between church and state, there have been no judicial decisions involving the religious test ban. The clause has been entirely self-executing. We do not know whether the Framers intended the clause to apply to every federal officeholder, howsoever minor; but no federal official has ever been subjected to a formal religious test for holding office.

UNTIL NOW!
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Sep 06 10:46

AN ISLAMIC ABERRATION

All forms of religious extremism must be debased and fought with vigour until defeated. IS is to Islam what Hitler was to Christianity or Israel’s political Zionism is for Judaism today

Sep 06 09:12

My Stumbling Days Are About Over!

Stumble has turned off my account it would appear. The last 6 weeks have been really difficult getting stuff up.
I put up the Make sure your Congressman see's this before November of the father holding his child with a brainless open skull plus the article about the IDF bombing an orphanage and the dairy that supports it. A couple of minutes after that I can't get into my account or post anymore!
Stumble has been turning off sites and individual webpages left and right and it has really gotten bad since Gaza and Ukraine.
If I can get back up I will but if not I hope I directed some traffic to WRH and all the bloggers who post here and we woke some more people up!
DRIP! DRIP! DRIP!as we slowly wash this mountain of hate,injustice and inequity into the oceans!

Sep 06 08:52

Did Major Countries Agree Not to Disclose Key Details in Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17?

PROFESSOR STEPHEN COHEN: So, bring NATO—I mean, bring Ukraine into NATO, and all this stuff will be up and ready. And then it will just take the shootdown of a Malaysian aircraft, about which everybody has forgotten. Still nobody knows who did it. There seems to have been an agreement among the major powers not to tell us who did it. Was suggested wasn’t the rebels, wasn’t Russia, after all. But it would take something like that, which can happen in these circumstances, to launch something that was unthinkable.

AMY GOODMAN: What do you mean there seems to be an agreement between the major countries?

Sep 06 08:49

The Atlantic Alliance’s “Holy War” against the Islamic State (ISIS): NATO’s Role in the Recruitment of Islamic Terrorists

While NATO leaders in Newport Wales debate the Atlantic Alliance’s role “in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East”, it is worth recalling that in 2011 at the outset of the war in Syria, NATO became actively involved in the recruitment of Islamic fighters.

Sep 06 08:47

Mitt Romney: Military Cuts May Decimate US Defenses

In the midst of international crises triggered by Russia, China and the Islamic State, the White House and Congress risk "decimation of our defense" – and security – with continued cuts to the nation's military, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney warns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that China has now officially made the Special High Interest Targets list!

But Romney is flat out wrong here. The international crisis has been triggered by the US, going back to the Project for the New American Century and its policy of using the United States, the world's sole superpower, to conquer the rest of the planet!

Sep 06 08:27

Russia to reopen Northern Fleet base in Arctic

Russia has dispatched a group of ships from its Northern Fleet to the Arctic, with the aim of restoring a permanent base in the region, Russia media say.

A detachment including two amphibious vessels and an anti-submarine ship set off from the fleet's base in Severomorsk, near the Norwegian border.

It will take equipment and personnel to the eastern New Siberian Islands.

Russia is boosting its naval presence in the Arctic as regional powers seek to claim its rich natural resources.

Sep 06 08:04

ISIS TO ATTACK ON 9/11/2014 !! FOX PUTS OUT AN ARTICLE THEN DELETES IT FROM THE WEBSITE

We all knew it was coming…we just didn’t know what or when. Here is a leak by Fox News saying that ISIS has planned to attack the USA on none other than… 9/11/2014. That day is historical to us all. That day led us to where we stand now. Where will it lead us if another attack happens on that day again? There are a lot of worries being voiced across the board from Chuck Hagel to Rick Perry saying that the next 9/11 is imminent! Did they actually mean the exact date of 9/11? Well according to this Fox News leak they did! This seems like perfect timing as Obama has finally authorized attacks on ISIS (ISIL).

Sep 06 06:53

Navy veteran loses 70% of his nose after two and a half year wait at VA hospital

One more casualty of the VA hospital system.

Edward Laird, a 76-year-old Navy veteran, was kept waiting at the Phoenix VA hospital for a biopsy to determine whether a blemish on his nose was cancerous. Two and a half years later, the cancer had progressed so far that 70% of his nose needed to be removed, Laird told CNN.

Laird first learned he might have a problem when his physician at the Phoenix VA hospital referred for a biopsy at the VA dermatology clinic. At the clinic, the biopsy was repeatedly delayed. The cancer spread through much of the nose, requiring immediate surgery. The reconstructive surgery left Laird using a popsicle stick to prop open his left nostril.

Sep 05 18:52

2,100 photos of US soldiers abusing detainees may be released soon via Freedom of Information Act

Would the release of 10-year-old detainee abuse photographs, such as one depicting US soldiers pointing a broom handle at a hooded detainee's rectum, incite terrorist organizations and threaten national security? That's a question government attorneys will have to answer next week when they explain to a federal court judge why as many as 2,100 unclassified photos of US soldiers abusing Iraqi and Afghan captives should continue to be concealed from the public.

Sep 05 13:42

“We Helped Build ISIS” - Admits retired Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney - Educate Inspire Change

Certain people keep trying to get this video removed.... but as many have learned in the past, the internet never forgets

Sep 05 13:15

Proof! FBI Says Americans More Dangerous Than ISIS Invasion

Exclusive photographs provided to Infowars from a local business owner show an FBI power point presentation placing “homegrown” groups at the top of the agency’s terror watch list.

According to the business owner,the FBI agent, referred to as Special Agent Johnson, completely glossed over the looming ISIS threat to instead focus on American citizens.

Sep 05 12:27

Talk Of Nuclear War Over Ukraine Beginning To Surface In Mainstream Media

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Until now, the talk of nuclear warfare between the United States and Russia has been confined to prescient and observant researchers largely operating within the alternative media. Western media outlets, while attempting to Portray Putin as the new Hitler and Russia as a provocateur, still attempt to paint a picture of a winnable confrontation between the two superpowers. Indeed, Western media outlets along with opportunistic politicians are attempting to nurture anti-Russian sentiment amongst the American people who, unfortunately, have no real sense of the consequences of military action...

Sep 05 10:55

Nato to announce 4,000-strong rapid reaction force to counter Russian threat

The UK is to contribute a quarter of the troops in a new 4,000-strong Nato rapid reaction force for initial deployment in the Baltics, easing anxiety among member states near Russia's border that the Kremlin could repeat its aggression in Ukraine elsewhere in the region.

The announcement will come against the backdrop of peace talks involving Russia and Ukraine in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, aimed at achieving a ceasefire to bring an end to the months of fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists.

"We must be able to act more swiftly," the British prime minister, David Cameron, told Nato leaders at the beginning of a two-day summit in south Wales. "I hope that today we can agree a multinational spearhead force deployable anywhere in the world in just two to five days."

Sep 05 08:48

Russia Negotiates Ceasefire In Ukraine: NATO Responds With Troops, Warships, and Sanctions

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Only hours after Russian President Vladmir Putin managed to secure a fragile ceasefire between the Western-backed fascist regime in Kiev and the Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine, NATO has rewarded Russia's efforts by shipping NATO soldiers into Western Ukraine, increasing the number of NATO navy vessels in the Black Sea, and leveling new sanctions against Moscow.

According to Reuters, Western Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and one of the main separatist leaders of Eastern Ukraine have agreed to order ceasefires on Friday, pending that an agreement is made on a new peace plan...

Sep 05 08:32

War Bucks: NATO Leaders to Vow to Lift Military Spending

Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will pledge at a summit here to lift their military spending to 2% of each country's gross domestic product over the next 10 years, according to three officials familiar with the negotiations over the summit communiqué.

Sep 05 08:31

ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE ASSET BEHEADED BY ISIS

Congratulations USA. You found the perfect pretext to return your troops to the Middle East. Your creation, ISIS, beheaded a second American, Steve Sotloff, and you won't take it anymore. The problem is Satloff was an Israeli intelligence asset. And that muddies an already murky war.

Sep 05 07:12

Alice Cooper covers the Bob Dylan song “Isis”

You can fool some of the people,but you can't fool Alice Cooper!

I was “captured” by “ISIS” on the fifth day of May
Knew my head wouldn’t stay on my neck very long
So I gave them the slip and I rode straight away
For the Occupied country where I could not go wrong

I came to a studio of darkness and light
With a fake desert backdrop and a fake Arab town
There were Hollywood props on my left and my right
And a fake chopping block where I laid my head down

A mensch in the corner drew his ersatz sword
I knew right away it was not ordinary
He said “Should we chop your head off now or later?”
I said “For real?”. He said “That ain’t necessary”

Sep 05 07:03

Cameron seems to be considering breaking International law, not once but twice.

First he is considering arming the Kurds in Iraq without the permission from the Iraqi Government. Perhaps he thinks there really is a Kurdistan.

ISIS, ISIL or IS is armed, funded and trained by the USA. Their objective in Iraq is to totally destabalise the nation and weakening it by splitting it into three, part Kurd, part Iraqi and the remainder an Islamic Caliphate.

Secondly he’s openly suggesting that the UK should bomb parts of Syria without the permission of the Syrian Government , not any different in the slightest with Blair’s illegal invasion of Iraq. Cameron declares the Assad Government to be illegitimate.

That being the case in his mind, means that not a country in the world is safe from invasion or attack, Cameron can simply declare the Government to be illegitimate.

Sep 05 07:02

Alaska VA Clinic Without Doctors

Three doctors that practiced at a clinic in Wasilla decided to not renew their contracts. In the meantime, some former employees at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center say they were told to falsify records on follow-up care.

The Associated Press: VA Clinic In Wasilla Without Doctors
The Veterans Affairs clinic in Wasilla is without doctors after the three physicians working under contract over the summer decided not to renew .... A nurse practitioner, who transferred from Anchorage last week, is now carrying the 1,000-patient caseload. The Mat-Su Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic is supposed to have two full-time doctors but has been down one since 2012. The last full-time doctor left in May, KTVA reported. "There were three physicians at various times who had been selected to come work there and had dropped out for various reason or there were credentialing issues with them," said Cynthia Joe, chief of staff for the Alaska VA Healthcare System (9/4).

Sep 05 06:06

FALSE FLAG ALERT - Al Qaeda Has Control Of Missing Planes In Libya

Eleven commercial jets have reportedly been stolen in recent weeks in Libya, and Western intelligence agencies have begun warning they could be used in terror attacks on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Bill Gertz, Senior Editor of the Washington Free Beacon said he has spoken with intelligence officials who told him this poses a real danger and the CIA is actively trying to locate them. Gertz told John that Al Qaeda has control of the commercial planes which could be used for an attack on US interests in the Middle East or as a way of transporting Al Qaeda terrorists.

Sep 04 19:53

Saker's update on Ukraine situation Sep 4, 23:53 UTC

Military situation:

I think that there is a second expression which now can be used without exaggeration: all the signs are that the JRF have reached their breaking point: this is the moment when a military force suddenly and completely collapses, like a damn which blows out under the pressure of water. The JRF is not retreating on one, two or even three directions, it is retreating everywhere (except north of Lugansk). Entire battalions are leaving the front under orders of their battalion commanders and without the approval of the Junta leaders. At least one such battalion commander is already being judged for desertion. The entire Ukie leadership seems to be in a panic mode, especially Iatseniuk and Kolomoiski, while the Nazis are mad as hell at the Poroshenko administration. There are constant rumors of an anti-Poroshenko coup by outraged Nazi nationalists. And then, there are the absolutely staggering Ukrainian losses. There is one such list which I reader sent me who, according to my reader, was published on Zero Hedge, but I could not find it there. I did find it here though:

Sep 04 17:47

Our Cold War With Russia Could Turn Hot

As the NATO summit approaches, and Ukraine’s ruthless war on its eastern provinces sets off an exodus of nearly a million refugees to Russia, war hysteria in the West is reaching epic proportions. The pundits are up in arms: miffed that the long-awaited Russia invasion has failed to materialize, they are now declaring it happened anyway – it’s a "stealth" invasion, i.e. the kind only a neocon can see. There has to have been a Russian invasion, because, after all, the Ukrainians are losing, and it can’t be because their soldiers are deserting in droves or turning tail and running at the prospect of having to shoot their fellow countrymen.

Sep 04 16:57

ISIS/ISIL Modern Equivalent of 1948 Israel

The Takfiri militants, ISIL, ISIS they are basically behaving in the same exact way that organized Jewish interests – the Zionists – did in the early part of last century when they invaded the holy land and began wholesale slaughter of men, women and children.

Sep 04 15:37

Putin's Pal Is Pissed Muslim Chechen Leader Vows to Crush ISIS After Threat Against Russia

Looks like Putin has some real Muslims on his side. We live in interesting times!

Published on Sep 3, 2014

The latest recipients of an Islamic State threat are responding in kind, with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov vowing that "these bastards" will be "destroyed."

Kadyrov, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, went on an Instagram rant after Islamic State posted a video threatening Putin over his support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad and vowing to liberate Chechnya. The Muslim strongman, who has fought Islamic militants in his backyard for years, seemed to take special umbrage at a threat aimed at his patron in Moscow.

Sep 04 15:21

Obama’s Rainbow (aka Mushroom Cloud)

Obama in Estonia, Leader of the Free World, Commander-in-Chief of a Global Alliance against ISIS and Russia (conflated into a mélange of Anti-Communism/Counterterrorism), then on to Wales to rally the troops, all sorts of defense-intellectuals bestowing their blessings on a potentially open-ended conflict, NATO itself the willing tool of US hegemonic principle and purpose to shape the world system in its own image and to its own self-interest and advantage.

Sep 04 15:05

IS militants vow to 'de-throne' Putin over Syria support

Pretty obvious who these fellows work for.

Moscow (AFP) - Islamic State militants have issued a threat to President Vladimir Putin, vowing to oust him and "liberate" the volatile North Caucasus over his support of the Syrian regime.

Sep 04 15:02

The Downing of Malaysia Flight 17: Sinister Pretext for War with Russia

The Obama administration has failed to produce any hard evidence that pro-Russia separatists were responsible for the downing of Malaysia Flight 17. The administration’s theory– that the jetliner was downed by a surface-to-air missile launched from rebel territory in east Ukraine– is not supported by radar data, satellite imagery, eyewitness testimony or forensic evidence.

In fact, there is no factual basis for the hypothesis at all. It’s merely politically-motivated speculation that’s been repeated endlessly in the media to shape public opinion. The preponderance of evidence suggests a different scenario altogether, that is, that MH17 was shot down by Ukrainian fighters in an effort to frame the pro-Russia separatists and demonize Russia by implication. This is precisely why the MH17 story has vanished from all the major media for the last three weeks. It’s because the bloody fingerprints point to Obama’s puppet-government in Kiev.

Sep 04 13:57

US Boots in Iraq and Baltics, Authorization to Attack Syria…and US Troops in Ukraine!

As the NATO summit in Wales kicks off today, with an expected agreement to create a “spearhead” force of up to 5,000 troops to rapidly deploy to any “hotspot” in eastern Europe, we learn that the US will also send several hundred troops to participate in NATO military exercises in Ukraine later this month. The exercises, provocatively named “Rapid Trident,” are said to be “a sign of the commitment of NATO states to support non-NATO member Ukraine…”

Sep 04 13:28

Kiev Coup is Collapsing

Kiev’s casualties have been high, and the stories we have about the Ukrainian army field care are just horrible — like amputations without anesthetic, and wounded soldiers being exploited to pay for supplies and care. Those fortunate enough to have families that could come to get them have brought the stories of corruption and incompetency back to the rear areas. The result was the big protests we saw in Kiev this week. We even have reports of masses of women lying down in the streets to block convoys.

In the middle of all of this, Poroshenko invented a new democracy tactic, dismissing Parliament to eliminate his opposition. This also killed any official calls for investigations into the ongoing strategy debacle. Entire brigades have started to desert now, with the Palace Guard special forces (who have not been fighting) being sent out to try to round them up. That is a precursor to a real civil war, if those units can get to a supply base.

Sep 04 12:00

REAL COST OF WAR

Sep 04 11:52

Obama is a Liar. Fake NATO Evidence. OSCE Confirms that No Russian Troops, No Tanks, have Crossed the Russia-Ukraine Border

Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) “have registered no troops, ammunition or weapons crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border over the past two weeks, the OSCE report said on Wednesday.” (Itar-Tass)

Sep 04 11:34

No Syria consent needed to attack ISIL: UK

Britain’s premier has suggested that the West will not need to get the green light from the Syrian government to launch any airstrikes against the Takfiri ISIL terrorists operating inside Syria.

Sep 04 11:31

'Debating' War, Corporate Media Style

As the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has expanded control over territory in Iraq and Syria, a growing chorus of politicians and pundits are demanding the Obama administration take more forceful military action. ISIS's gruesome beheadings of two American journalists have only increased those calls, leading some to compare the media frenzy to the run-up to the Iraq War.

Sep 04 09:23

GQ Mag Defends War Criminal Tony Blair’s Award

GQ Magazine has defended its decision to name Tony Blair its “Philanthropist of the Year” after the award was widely met with disbelief and horror.

Awards producer Richard Dodson stood by the publication’s much criticised move, telling BBC Radio 5 Live it was “fantastic having Tony,” as the magazine likes to have celebrities at the event who “cause a bit of a stir.”

Sep 04 08:50

The Undoing of US “Interventionism?”

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Russian journalist Andrey Stenin, missing for a month in Ukraine, has been confirmed dead. He was part of a convoy of refugees fleeing the fighting in Ukraine’s eastern region when he came under artillery fire. The vehicle he was in, along with several others, was destroyed, the occupants killed, and the evidence covered up. Officers representing the regime in Kiev had apparently rifled through the destroyed vehicles beforehand, collecting evidence and looting belongings.

It is even suggested by Russian sources that the regime in Kiev attempted to use Stenin as a bargaining chip during negotiations, giving the illusion the missing journalist was still alive. Killed by NATO-backed Neo-Nazi extremists who seized power in Kiev during the US-EU engineered so-called “Euromaidan,” the subsequent civilian and journalist deaths are nothing less than provocative crimes.

Sep 04 08:45

Canada being lured into another Iraq war: Walkom

For better or worse, the West is being drawn into another war in Iraq.

This time, Canada is involved.

Sep 04 08:44

F-35: Zombie Fighter-Bomber of American "Defense" Fantasies?

fficially, the U.S. government is “still hopeful” that its nuclear-capable F-35, already the world’s most expensive war machine, might someday work as promised more than a decade ago.

That was the best face Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall would put on the beleaguered, overdue, and over-budget “fifth generation” Joint Strike Fighter just three weeks after a test version of the F-35 burst into flames on a Florida runway. Kendall’s hope that the F-35 would make a July appearance at the Farnsborough air show in Britain went up in smoke shortly after, and the $400 billion plane’s performance since then has not encouraged much greater hope. As Kendall said in early September, "I am getting, over time, more confident that we've got our arms around that problem and are solving it."

To fulfill its full military-industrial hope, the stealth warplane will need to find reliable engines, develop software that works, win at least two more lawsuits, and find more willing buyers.

Sep 04 08:04

David Cameron warns UK will not rule out military action in Iraq

On Thursday (September 4), as NATO members arrived for a two-day summit in Wales, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would not rule out any type of military action against Islamic State (formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay David, if you really feel that way; here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane and we will call Iraq and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But we remember how we were tricked into the first invasion of Iraq with lies about stolen Kuwaiti incubators.

We remember how we were tricked into the second invasion of Iraq with lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons and your predecessor's 'dodgy dossier.'

So under the prudent assumption that we are being lied to yet again to trick us into a third invasion of Iraq you will understand if we choose to sit this one out and keep our children safe at home.

Have fun!

Sep 04 07:58

Vanishing Airliners, “ISIS”, and 9/11. “Timing is Crucial in Politics”

Timing is crucial in politics.

Therefore, when events transpire, they can often be as important as what transpires. This article discusses reasons as to why the timing of certain very recent events pertaining to vanishing aircraft and ISIS is highly suspicious.

Sep 04 07:45

Flight Maneuver Hints at Cause of F-35 Fire

The U.S. Defense Department official in charge of the F-35 fighter jet program said a previous flight test maneuver played a role in an engine fire that led to a temporary grounding of the fleet and ongoing flying restrictions.

Speaking during a defense conference Wednesday at the National Press Club, Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said three weeks before an F-35A made by Lockheed Martin Corp. caught fire during takeoff June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, it was flown in a manner designed to test the performance of its g-force, roll and yaw characteristics within designed limits known as the flight envelope.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So during high-G maneuvers, the engine eats itself?!?

Sep 04 06:52

The Publicizing of ISIS

ISIS is using these be-headings for their brutal agenda, but the mainstream media (MSM) are in a strange way – doing their bidding.

Why – why would Murdoch’s paper, The Herald Sun, have a full spread front page (above) of Steven Sotloff and the London ‘killer’, PLUS an inside double spread (below) of much the same image? (He seemed to be flashing a real knife this time). Taking nothing away from the grief and pain of the Foley and Sotloff families – or the significance of this news event – but why not a smaller picture and a more sober commentary of what happened. But NO. They are publicizing the violence; propagating the threats; and using the ISIS violence and threats of violence for the intimidation or coercion on the Australian Public. Why is the publicity around this so blatantly provocative and inflammatory? We are being terrorized? And for what purpose?

Sep 03 21:32

Did Israel Offer ISIS $10 Million to Free Steven Sotloff?

Details are not yet fully known to this observer but reliable sources who do know and monitor Daash (IS) report that ISIS rejected frantic Mossad efforts to buy the release of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff.

Sep 03 15:18

Who's Telling the 'Big Lie' on Ukraine?

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

The original lie behind Official Washington’s latest “group think” was that Russian President Vladimir Putin instigated the crisis in Ukraine as part of some diabolical scheme to reclaim the territory of the defunct Soviet Union, including Estonia and other Baltic states. Though not a shred of U.S. intelligence supported this scenario, all the “smart people” of Washington just “knew” it to be true.

Sep 03 14:59

Russian UFO Jet Fighters 2014

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to see either the F-22 or the F-35 try that!

Sep 03 14:28

War by stealth and by mini-armies: US Invades Iraq...Again, and Secretly

Flash! The US has re-invaded Iraq!

The actual invasion has been a two-month-long stealth process, beginning in mid-July, when President and Commander in Chief Barack Obama ordered some 800 US troops sent to that country in response to the growing battlefield success of fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a group initially trained and funded covertly by the US, which intended for ISIS to topple Syria's leader Bashar al Assad, only to have the group decide it wanted to attack Iraq and behead US journalists instead.

Sep 03 14:08

Obama Makes Bushism the New Normal

In a lot of ways, we’re worse off today than we were under George W. Bush.

Back then, Bush’s extremist assault on civil liberties, human rights and other core American values in the name of fighting terror felt like an aberration.

The expectation was that those policies would be quickly reversed, discredited — and explicitly outlawed — once he was no longer in power.

Instead, under President Barack Obama, they’ve become institutionalized.

Sep 03 11:39

Liar in a Tan Suit: Obama's Distortions from Ukraine to Iraq

On August 28th, president Obama delivered remarks in the White House press room. That is hardly newsworthy but on that day the president wore a tan suit, not the usual presidential dark blue uniform. This simple fashion choice exposed many things that are wrong with America, from shallow media reporting to popular obsession with trivialities. The substance of the president’s statements was lost in the repetition of nonsense and silly jokes. That is unfortunate because the president used this occasion to tell terribly dangerous lies about this country and the rest of the world.

Sep 03 11:15

ISIS is America’s New Terror Brand

In the wake of World War I, erstwhile propagandist and political scientist Harold Lasswell famously defined propaganda as “the management of collective attitudes” and the “control over opinion” through “the manipulation of significant symbols.”[1] The extent to which this tradition is enthusiastically upheld in the West and the United States in particular is remarkable. The American public is consistently propagandized by its government and corporate news media on the most vital of contemporary issues and events. Deception on such a scale would be of little consequence if the US was not the most powerful economic and military force on earth.

Sep 03 10:32

U.S. levels new Iran sanctions as nuclear talks in limbo

The United States imposed a new round of sanctions on companies doing business with Iran on Friday, alleging that they’re helping Iran build its nuclear program, support terrorism and evade sanctions.

Sep 03 10:21

The Blueprint For World War III

This article is the first of a two part series which details the coming war. This war will not be a simple war of occupation such as what we saw in Iran and presently in Afghanistan. This war will be utterly devastating and has the potential to escalate into a conflict befitting the over-used term, “Armageddon”.

Sep 03 08:48

Exactly how the US trained and armed ISIS

As soon as ISIS (ISIL, Islamic State, etc) popped up, people began to claim the US was responsible for creating them. At first it was just fringe news sites, but now even the MSM can't deny the connection between ISIS and the US. The Resident discusses.

Sep 03 08:41

Europe Must Unite Against Russia: NSA's Alexander

Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.), former director of the NSA, comments on the escalating situation in Ukraine. He speaks with Trish Regan on "Street Smart."

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Sep 03 08:39

Obama Says US to Send Air Force Units, Aircraft to Estonia

US president Obama announced plans to send Air Force units and aircraft to Estonia during a joint press conference with Estonian president Hendrik Ilves held in Tallinn on Wednesday.

Sep 03 07:01

Obama’s Paralyzed Presidency

President Obama is breathing fresh life into the term “lame duck.” At home and abroad the president seems frozen, powerless to confront the most demanding political issues. From foreign wars to Ferguson the president’s lack of audacity seems destined to be his legacy. And while working class people in Ferguson are demanding justice at home, the U.S. establishment is insisting on war abroad.

Sep 03 06:38

'American forces are on the ground here': Kurds claim US commandos ARE fighting ISIS with them in northern Iraq, after Obama said no 'combat troops' would fight

American Special Forces commandos are on the ground fighting in northern Iraq, according to a published report, just a week after Barack Obama said that wouldn't happen.

Sep 03 06:26

Is there still hope for peace in Ukraine?

The Ukrainian government, like Israel in Gaza, relentlessly goes on bombing residential areas in the eastern regions “to kill the terrorists hiding out there” (but also the civilians living there). The separatists, called “terrorists”, are in a siege; to break it, they have launched a bloody counteroffensive to the South, with civilian casualties there, too. Tension has spiked with rumors (later debunked) of a full-scale Russian invasion underway. And yet, in spite of it all, a glimmer of hope for peace has finally appeared. Or is it just an illusion?

Sep 03 06:24

Obama vows to ‘destroy and degrade’ Islamic State after Sotloff beheading

President Obama said Wednesday that the federal government has authenticated a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff at the hands of Islamist militants, and the U.S. objective now is to “degrade and destroy” those militants so they no longer pose a threat to the civilized world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stolen incubators, Saddam's nukes, and now beheading videos. The motto of the US Government seems to be, "If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again!"

Sep 02 17:51

How America Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours

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

Sep 02 17:17

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

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

Sep 02 15:29

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

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

Sep 02 15:12

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

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

Sep 02 15:04

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

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

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

Sep 02 14:57

Somalia Attacked In US Drone Strike

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

Sep 02 13:32

US Troops Are Heading To Ukraine

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

Sep 02 13:31

British troops set to head for war-torn Ukraine

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

Sep 02 13:20

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

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

Sep 02 12:56

THE MOTHER OF ALL BLOWBACK

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

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

Sep 02 12:43

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

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

Sep 02 12:36

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

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

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

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

Sep 02 12:35

NATO summit: War or peace?

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

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

You do not matter!

Sep 02 12:34

Corporate Media Propaganda Uses ‘Social Proof’ To Manipulate Public

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

Sep 02 12:26

US Journalist Steven Sotloff Reportedly Killed by ISIS

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

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

Sep 02 12:14

Older Vets Committing Suicide at Alarming Rate

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

Sep 02 10:55

U.S. bombs Somalia in drone attack

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

Sep 02 10:06

NWO Enforcer: NATO Threatens WW III

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

Sep 02 07:16

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 02 06:59

Document Reveals VA Behavior Modification Programs

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

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

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

Sep 02 06:44

NATO, the finger of death

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

Sep 02 06:37

Totalitarian Collectivism

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

Sep 02 06:29

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

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

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

The objective is to herald Russia as the aggressor.

Sep 02 06:28

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 02 06:27

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

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

Sep 02 06:26

Israelis unsure whether they won or lost in Gaza

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

Sep 02 06:17

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

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

Sep 02 06:12

Russia has 'severed' partnership with Europe, says Germany

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 02 06:11

The Beginning of World Shift

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

Sep 02 06:10

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

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

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

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

Sep 02 05:55

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

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

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

Sep 01 15:23

THINGS MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME

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

Sep 01 13:59

ISIS's Economic Sources

by Mohammad Tomazy |The Arab World 360°

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

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Sep 01 08:34

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 01 06:49

Supporting the Troops

Aug 31 09:01

The Economics Of Perpetual War

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

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

Aug 31 08:56

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

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

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

Aug 31 08:28

Nuclear War is Solution to Problems of Old Age

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

Aug 30 08:42

Activists gather for week-long protests against NATO

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

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

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NATO has simply become a ossified war machine on steroids.

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

Aug 29 10:52

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

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

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Aug 29 05:44

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 29 05:36

Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie

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

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

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

Aug 29 05:35

America Is Looking for Foreign Monsters and Domestic Industries to Destroy

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

Aug 29 05:35

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

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

The reality is quite different.

Aug 28 12:49

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

RUSSIA IS STEALING SOCKS FROM YOUR DRYERS!

RUSSIA IS UNDER YOUR BED AND IN YOUR CLOSET!

RUSSIA IS TEARING THE TAGS OFF OF YOUR COUCH CUSHIONS!

RUSSIA PASSES GAS IN CLOSED ELEVATORS!

RUSSIA HATES STAR TREK AND DR. WHO!

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

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

Aug 28 10:42

Reinfeldt: "Close to a situation of war"

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

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Aug 28 07:03

German air force in catastrophic disrepair – report

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

Aug 27 10:41

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 27 10:36

Service

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 27 07:53

VA ‘Oscar the Grouch’ training angers vets

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

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

Aug 26 09:15

Army rocket blown up during failed launch in Kodiak

A test of a new Army weapon failed 4 seconds into flight from the Kodiak Launch Complex early Monday when the rocket went awry and was blown to bits by flight controllers.

The fiery end to the rocket short-circuited the second test of a hypersonic glider designed to fly so fast it can reach anywhere on the globe in about an hour. The test target was the U.S. missile facility on Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands, about 4,000 miles away.

Debris from the three-stage, solid-fuel launch vehicle rained down on the state-owned launch facility. No one was injured but buildings were damaged, said Craig Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Alaska Aerospace Corp.

The Defense Department leased the launch complex for the test, paying the state about $5 million, Campbell said.

Aug 26 08:47

Hillary Clinton represents imperial arrogance: Stephen Lendman

An American political commentator says Hillary Clinton represents imperial arrogance, and she was a wretched secretary of state.

Stephen Lendman, a writer, syndicated columnist, peace activist and radio show host, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday while commenting on Republican Senator Rand Paul’s description of Clinton as being a “gung-ho, war hawk”.

“Hillary Clinton certainly is in the news these days. She gets a lot of comments made about her with [the] many things that she is involved in and certainly because at this stage of the game - which is very early - she is far away the leading candidate [for the] Democrat [presidential] nomination in 2016,” Lendman said.

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