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WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Jun 27 14:25

Lower US Flag on 4th of July

We need to do a lot more searching, a lot deeper digging, if we're going to root out and destroy the virus that has been killing us for centuries!

For over half a century, I’ve written articles against racism and war. I was shocked and I grieved to see what happened at the Charleston Emanuel Church. Quickly, the call went out: We need to have a “conversation” about race in America! And, almost as quickly: Take down the Confederate flag! But, let’s be very clear: the Confederate flag is NOT a central issue here.

On the 4th of July, when Americans raise their flags as a proud symbol of their “freedom,” will anyone dare to lower their flags to half-mast to commemorate the 60,000 Americans who died in a now-acknowledged “unnecessary” war in Vietnam– let alone the millions of Asians?

Would it be disrespectful even to suggest such a gesture?

Jun 27 12:47

US driving war policy towards Russia and China: Analyst

The United States and its allies are making unprecedented efforts to wage war against Russia and China in order to prevent them from creating a new political and economic order in the world, an activist and journalist in Washington says.

Jun 27 09:41

The Pentagon Slush Fund

Back in 1959, President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Khrushchev took a break
from their summit and walked in the woods around Camp David. Khrushchev, in
his memoirs, relates a conversation in which the president complains of how
hard it is to resist the military’s demands for more money.

Jun 26 14:56

America Is A Dangerous Flailing Beast

"When I think of America’s place in the world today, the image that comes to mind is of a very large animal, perhaps a huge bull elephant or even prehistoric mammoth, which long roamed as the unchallenged king of its domain but has become trapped by its own missteps, as caught in a tar pit or some quicksand, and it is violently flailing about, making a terrifying noises in its effort to free itself and re-establish its authority. Any observer immediately knows the animal ultimately cannot succeed but certainly is frightened by the noise and crashing that it can sustain for a considerable time."

Jun 26 13:32

Greece – the Way Out

The Greek people are being penalized for having had the audacity to elect a socialist government – How dare they! – That’s the verdict.

What the troika is doing to Greece these days is the pinnacle of financial terrorism.It is economic waterboarding. It is blackmailing of the first degree. These people are neoliberal fascists, putting the Greek government before a dilemma – ‘either you present us with an acceptable list of austerities, or we will prepare one for you’ – literally. An austerity plan you better accept, lest you may default and being expulsed from the European monetary union and maybe even the EU. That is their threat. That is what Brussels does to a brother; to one of theirs. There is not a shred of solidarity left in this miss-called ‘Union’. This ‘Union’ doesn’t deserve existing.

Jun 26 13:25

New 'Kill List' Documents Point Finger at UK and Australia in US Drone War

The UK and Australian governments may be complicit in the U.S.'s covert drone campaign in countries outside of recognized war zones, a new analysis of British intelligence documents published Wednesday reveals.

Jun 26 13:18

US Tanks rolling through Austria:

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Austria is neutral and not part of NATO. What the Austrian government is doing here is illegal.

Jun 26 11:37

We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won’t tell you

As of this week, leaders who know nothing about leading, thinkers who do not think and opinion-shaping poseurs such as Tom Friedman are confident enough in their case to sally forth with it: The Cold War returns, the Russians have restarted it and we must do the right thing—the right thing being to bring NATO troops and materiel up to Russia’s borders, pandering to the paranoia of the former Soviet satellites as if they alone have access to some truth not available to the rest of us.

James Stavridis, the former admiral and NATO commander, quoted in Wednesday’s New York Times: “I don’t think we’re in the Cold War again—yet. I can kind of see it from here.”

I can kind of see it, too, Admiral, and cannot be surprised: NATO has missed the Cold War since the Wall came down and the Pentagon’s creature in Europe commenced a quarter-century of wandering in search of useful enemies. At last, the very best of them is back.

Jun 26 09:11

Obama blatantly protecting Israel from justice for war crimes

The Obama administration is “hamstrung” by the Israel lobby into opposing a Palestinian bid to bring Israel to the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Gaza, says an investigative journalist.

Jun 26 08:46

Pentagon Anti-Russia Propaganda Intensifies

A senior Pentagon official says Russia is "playing with fire" by threatening to expand its nuclear weapons arsenal in response to a rising military presence by the United States and its NATO allies in Eastern Europe.

Jun 26 05:32

ISIL: Made in Langley and propped up by Tel Aviv and Riyadh

It is becoming more and more apparent that the Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or “Daesh” as it is known in Arabic, or ISIS – the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham — preferred by Israel supporters because of the uncomforting similarity between “Israel” and “ISIL” – is part of another Central Intelligence Agency operation to artificially create a new “strategy of tensions” for the Eurasian and African land masses.

Jun 25 12:06

Jewish Groups Lead Push To Crack Open Doors to Syria

Of the four million Syrians who have fled their war-torn country in recent years, at least 135,000 of them require immediate resettlement.

But America has absorbed fewer than 1,000.

For Jewish activists pushing the government to shift gears, that feeble number and the accompanying bottleneck in resettlement of Syrian refugees are troubling reminders of their community’s own experience during World War II.
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Here it is again. Zionists push for war in Syria, destabilize the country, Jewish (and non-Jewish) war profiteers make money, Israel uses the situation to demand more "aid" money and weapons from the US, and Zionists push to undermine the homogeneity of Western nations by flooding them withe the "refugees" created by Zionist war mongering and covert ops. And the more "diverse" a country becomes, the harder it is to unite the people to resist Zionism and the death of the nation!

Jun 25 11:41

US Drone Program to Remain in Shadows as Obama Abandons Key Reform Promise

U.S. President Barack Obama has made a sharp U-turn on his two-year-old promise to move the CIA’s controversial drone program out of the “legal shadows,” according to new reporting by the Huffington Post.

Jun 25 11:27

Israel lobby pushing US to thwart nuclear deal with Iran: Analyst

The powerful Israel lobby in the United States is seeking to forestall a nuclear agreement with Iran and ignite another war in the Middle East, a political commentator in Los Angeles says.

“The problem that we have right now in America with people like John Kerry, the secretary of state, of course, is that you have a lot of Zionist influence, said James Morris, editor of America-hijacked.com, a blog charting the influence of the Jewish lobby.

“The Israel lobby is working overtime to try to get a war going with Iran,” Morris told Press TV on Thursday. “It seems that we are on a path to another war for Israel in the Middle East.”

Jun 25 11:27

American Abrams Battle Tanks Fire in Bulgaria for First Time

American battle tanks will be deployed to Bulgaria this weekend and conduct live-fire exercises across the Black Sea from Russia for the first time.

As part of a maneuver dubbed "Power Shock," the pair of M1A2 Abrams battle tanks are scheduled to be flown from Ramstein Air Base in Germany to the Novo Selo training area in Bulgaria. They'll be joined by 15 U.S. Army soldiers from the "Speed and Power" battalion out of Fort Stewart, Georgia.

The training exercise is part of a series of NATO war games taking place at Europe's eastern borders in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. Earlier this week, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year.

Jun 25 09:50

Pentagon Plans Space-War Center to Defend Against Adversaries Russia, China

In its latest saber-rattling move, The Pentagon is ramping up efforts to build an space war headquarters, in order to protect US satellites from hypothetical attacks by Russia and China.

Jun 25 07:46

Journos listed as potential combatants in Pentagon’s updated ‘Law of War’

The Pentagon has released a book of instructions on the ‘law of war’, detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy.

Jun 25 07:07

FRENCH SPIES SECRETLY ORGANIZED AND FUNDED THE LIBYAN REBELS, ACCORDING TO CONFIDENTIAL EMAILS TO HILLARY CLINTON

French spies secretly organized and funded the Libyan rebels who defeated Moammar Gadhafi, according to confidential emails to Hillary Clinton that were made public on June 22. According to one entry from March 22, 2011, “officers” with the General Directorate for External Security — the French intelligence service — “began a series of secret meetings” with Jalil and Gen. Abdul Fatah Younis in Benghazi in late February and gave them “money and guidance” to set up the council, whose formation was announced Feb. 27. The officers, “speaking under orders from [Sarkozy] promised that as soon as the [council] was organized France would recognize [it] as the new government of Libya.”

Jun 25 06:44

U.S. Marines practice for mass casualty event in California as Jade Helm buildup continues

Over the last three months we have seen an unprecedented number of military movements and urban military training exercises throughout the country.

From local law enforcement training with the military for house to houses raids on the American people, to over two dozen reports of military equipment being moved into place throughout the country we are seeing what many believe to be an indisputable buildup towards a martial law scenario in the United States.

Jun 24 19:11

US Pushes Russia Towards War

This columnist recently said that “Russia Wins” in its handling of America’s attempt to eviscerate its influence and its economy. At the time those words were written Secretary of State John Kerry met with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. The meeting appeared to be an admission that the imperial power grab was not working out as Washington hoped. Among other things, Kerry was concerned that the Ukrainian tail was starting to wag the American dog.

Jun 24 18:13

Must Read: The Drone Eats with Me: Diaries from a City under Fire

The diaries are a minute by minute collation of Israeli primeval war crimes and crimes against humanity in, what Hearst rightly labels Operation Stone Age – “The casualty rate grows steadily every day. More people are killed by single strikes in groups; in fives, sevens, nines. Individuals aren’t the targets, but residences, family houses. They’re bombed until there’s nothing left.”

Jun 24 14:39

WWII Vet Says He Had 36-Hour Ordeal During Travels

Look what American Airlines did to 91 yr old Battle of the Bulge veteran Neil French. On his way to the reactivation ceremony of his tank battalion, AA left him stranded and refused to help him get to this once in a lifetime event where he was to be the guest of honor.

feel free to share and call AA's representative and express your dissatisfaction:
Capt. Jim Palmersheim
Sr Mgr of Vets at Amarican Airlines
817-797-9538
Email shady27@aol.com

Jun 24 13:46

“No Boots on the Ground” and Other Fairy Tales

Last August the president began his air war against the Islamic State which controls two Iraqi provincial capitals and the city of Falluja. Obama declared that his purpose was to “dismantle” the I.S. By April of this year, the Pentagon’s 4,050 missile and bombing strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria had cost over $2.1 billion, over $8 million a day, but without any success.

Jun 24 11:51

US data hack is an excuse for new regulations on internet: Analyst

The US is trying to make an excuse to impose new regulations upon the internet in the wake of new revelations that the personal data of millions of government employees were affected by a cyber breach, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley.

Jun 24 11:38

Propaganda Reigns In The West

It is extraordinary that the cooperation between Russia and the US created over the decades by successive administrations, beginning with John F. Kennedy and culminating in the end of the Cold War with the Reagan-Gorbachev agreements, has been destroyed by a handful of American neoconservative warmongers in the past year and one-half. The achievement of a 40-year struggle wiped out overnight by a handful of insane warmongers who believe that Washington has a right to world hegemony.

Jun 24 10:25

UN report details Israeli war crimes in Gaza

The report into Israel’s war on Gaza last summer by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) found that both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes during Israel’s war on Gaza last summer.

Jun 24 10:22

COLOMBIAN ARMY KILLED HUNDREDS OF CIVILIANS TO FAKE SUCCESSFUL BATTLES AND "BOOST BODY COUNT" IN WAR AGAINST REBELS

In a twisted attempt to show battlefield success against FARC rebels, the Colombian military killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of civilians between 2002 and 2008, falsely depicting them as slain combatants, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.

Jun 24 09:10

US has been exposed as ‘murderous bully’: Anti-war activist

China is the only world power that can challenge American imperialism, an anti-war activist in Chicago says, adding that the US has been exposed as a “murderous bully.”

Jun 24 07:36

7 Key Events That Are Going To Happen By The End Of September“.

Not since the financial crash of 2008 have so many prominent people issued such urgent warnings about a specific time period. Almost daily now, really big names are coming out with chilling predictions about what they believe is going to happen during the second half of 2015. But it isn’t just that these people have a “bad feeling” about things.

Jun 24 07:31

More Dangerous than ISIS?

During the Cold War, American soldiers learned to fear the Soviet Union's advanced weaponry and fanatical communist foot soldiers. Where did we get this fear? Our leaders instilled it in us.

As it turned out, the fears were misplaced. We learned in the 1990s that most Soviet-era weapons threatened their hapless users far more than they would have hurt us. Some of our own equipment was not much better, frankly, despite costing exponentially more.

Jun 24 06:07

VIDEO: TERRIFYING COCKROACH BOT CAN SQUEEZE THROUGH TINIEST OF GAPS

Researchers have created a robot that can use its body shape to move through a densely cluttered environment.

Jun 23 15:20

Has Washington Gone Looney Tunes?First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2015/06/22/has-washington-gone-looney-tunes/

Given a series of recent speeches by leading US officials and actions, the question must be frankly posed: Has Washington gone collectively looney tunes? Even as the governments of the EU are moving to buck US pressures and ease the sanctions, the Obama Administration seems intent on marching in the direction of a nuclear confrontation with Russia. As the ancient Greek expression puts it, “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad…” The following recent developments fit that pattern quite nicely, thank you.

Jun 23 13:17

US ‘created ISIL for sake of Israel’: Ex-CIA contractor

The United States is seeking to have a “never-ending war” in the Middle East which would make the countries there unable to stand up to Israel, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley.

Jun 23 11:00

For Obama, Any War Is Better Than No War

The White House recently announced that Obama has approved a plan to send 450 new troops into Iraq to fight ISIS. These “troops” aren’t ground troops, but instead are going in an adviser role to assist the Iraqi military.

Jun 23 09:53

Topless barbers trimming US sailors around the clock

TOPLESS female barbers have been working around the clock to cope with the numbers of American sailors suddenly in need of a hair cut.

Jasmine Robson runs topless hairdressing salon Barber Babes out of her adult entertainment venue The Grosvenor on George.

She said she must have been one of the first people to discover the sailors were coming to town over a week ago.

Jun 23 08:23

US ‘created ISIL for sake of Israel’: Ex-CIA contractor

The United States is seeking to have a “never-ending war” in the Middle East which would make the countries there unable to stand up to Israel, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley.

Jun 23 08:22

NATO plans 40,000-strong rapid response force in E. Europe

NATO’s rapid response Spearhead Force in Europe might reach 40,000 troops, a tenfold growth from the initial 4,000-strong force deployed last year, the military alliance’s chief said. Most of these troops will be stationed near Russian borders.

“NATO defense ministers ... [will] make a decision to further increase the strength and capacity of the 13,000-strong NATO Response Force (NRF) to 30,000 or 40,000 troops,” Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday.

The decision is to be officially announced during NATO’s defense ministers meeting on June 24-25 in Brussels.

Jun 23 07:12

‘Saudi Cables release is just one tenth of what we have’ – WikiLeaks to RT

Journalists have established the authenticity of the first tranche of the top secret Saudi documents published by WikiLeaks, as Saudi Arabia has warned not to distribute them, spokesperson for the WikiLeaks told RT adding that ‘it’s just the beginning.’

“We are seeing how the oil money is being used to increase influence of Saudi Arabia which is substantial of course - this is ally of the US and the UK. And since this spring it has been waging war in neighboring Yemen,” Icelandic investigative journalist and spokesperson for the WikiLeaks organization Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT.

Jun 23 05:39

US MILITARY TO DEVELOP STAR WARS-STYLE HOVERBIKES

The future is coming faster than we thought. Just months after a Back to the Future-influenced hoverboard hit Kickstarter(with an eye-watering pricetag of $10,000), the US defence department has announced plans to develop a Star Wars-style hoverbike.

Jun 22 16:10

WINK News Investigates: Unsanitary conditions at Tampa VA hospital

A hospital infested with roaches and rats is the latest in a series of problems for Veterans Affairs.

An email reveals dead rats and roaches turned up at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.

The VA is claiming to address the problem, but the father of a local veteran who has a history with the hospital, is not expecting much to change.

Jun 22 15:59

Drone Pilots Are Exhausted and Suffering From PTSD

On Tuesday, The New York Times published the latest look at drone pilots. These Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operators are suffering such a high rate of exhaustion and stress that the US Air Force has been forced to cut drone missions down from a high of about 65 a week. They also currently have about 500 fewer pilots than they need.

Jun 22 14:09

‘The American Century’ Has Plunged the World Into Crisis. What Happens Now?

There’s something fundamentally wrong with U.S. foreign policy.

Despite glimmers of hope — a tentative nuclear agreement with Iran, for one, and a long-overdue thaw with Cuba — we’re locked into seemingly irresolvable conflicts in most regions of the world. They range from tensions with nuclear-armed powers like Russia and China to actual combat operations in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

Jun 22 13:47

WHY ARE WE BUILDING A RESEARCH CENTER FULL OF DEADLY DISEASES IN THE TORNADO CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?

If the foot-and-mouth virus—or any other airborne danger—escaped from the lab, the air currents would likely carry it beyond where it could cause harm. An out-of-the-way location makes sense because no lab is risk free. In 2007, for instance, the foot-and-mouth virus escaped from Great Britain’s Pirbright Institute, one of the world’s leading laboratories studying animal disease, and set off an outbreak at a nearby farm.

Jun 22 12:31

Marines looking to deploy on foreign ships because the U.S. doesn’t have enough

Anyone who thinks Barack Obama never saw a dollar he didn’t want to spend . . . OK, that’s probably true, but there are some reasons for spending a dollar for which he doesn’t have much use. And as we all know, the military is at the top of that list. Every dollar spent on the Armed Forces is a dollar Obama can’t spend regulating industry, having the IRS harass his political opponents or illegally subsidizing health care premiums.

So why build enough ships for the Marines to fulfill their responsibilities. President Leading From Behind doesn’t want the U.S. to be a global leader anyway, and hey, there’s always foreign ships! Maybe they can hitch a ride on them. Now this is the point where you probably think I’m slipping into the absurd to get your attention.

Jun 22 11:28

Invisible No More: US Stealth Subs to Lose Unbeatable Advantage

Almost 60 years ago US stealth submarines had become game-changers in underwater warfare, while the advent of nuclear propulsion allowed this craft to remain beneath the waves for protracted periods of time. No longer could anti-submarine forces rely on radio or radars in order to detect elusive US subs.

However, a new technological leap is about to upset the US Navy's applecart. Big Data, non-acoustic detection, and fire-control technology will allow hostile antisubmarine (ASW) forces to detect the traces of a US stealth sub, converting this information into tracking and targeting data.

Jun 22 11:21

US's Ashton Carter calls Putin 'malign influence' in Eastern Europe

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "malign influence" in Eastern Europe and said the Russian leader's vow to expand Moscow's cache of nuclear missiles was "loose rhetoric."

Jun 22 11:17

US, NATO Bracing for Long-Term Standoff With Russia Under Putin and Beyond

Instead of building bridges and accepting Russia's stance as having merit, the US and the North Atlantic Alliance have chosen to immerse themselves in shaping up for a lasting showdown with Moscow.

The standoff could last years or even decades, according to the Pentagon chief, who defended the US and NATO's intensified war-games, expanded military presence on the borders with Russia and increasingly belligerent rhetoric.

Jun 22 10:58

US stations 1,200 special forces in Asia-Pacific

The United States Pacific Command has stationed more than 1,200 special forces troops in the Asia-Pacific along with the latest advancements in weapons technology to contain China’s rising presence in the region, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network.

Jun 22 08:00

Trainload of up-armored Humvees with special COMM equipment linked to “Homeland Defense operations”

Up-armored “Humvees” and “Striker units” with a “peculiar satellite” installed on them, a “green dome antennae in the back,” were spotted on rail trains recently in both “Oregon” and “California,” according to a video posted by Dave Action Reporting on YouTube Monday.

Jun 22 07:51

Who Is a ‘Terrorist’?

The recent attack on a predominantly African-American church by a murderous
racist has provoked a passionate debate about who is – and is not – a “terrorist.”

Jun 22 07:03

Pentagon chief lauds US bid to store heavy weapons in Eastern Europe

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has lauded Washington’s decision to station heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe, and vowed the United States will defend its allies against Russia.

"The concept is to have sets of equipment principally to support training so that they are already located there, including heavy equipment," Carter said in an address in Berlin, Germany, on Monday. "There is the possibility also of more equipment being positioned for contingencies."

Jun 22 04:51

Jade Helm goes GLOBAL: Official start date coincides with Bohemian Grove Cremation of Care ritual

It now appears that Jade Helm has unofficially gone live a month early and has spread across the globe with numerous massive training exercises happening throughout the world.

Jun 21 13:54

Military chiefs secretly lobby Osborne to protest defense cuts

At a secret meeting Friday, defense chiefs are said to have lobbied Chancellor George Osborne to leave their offensive capacity intact rather than implementing deep spending cuts to military budgets, according to reports.

Jun 21 13:00

Trapping Russia to Prove a Negative

The prove-a-negative trap is the Big Lie technique of Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels: there is no substance to the allegations and there is no obligation to present evidence to verify, thanks to the dutiful and unquestioning nature of Western corporate “journalism”.

The United States and its Western allies are trying to ensnare Russia in an audacious disinformation trap over the Ukraine conflict. That trap involves imposing an insoluble conundrum on Vladimir Putin’s government, which we might call “prove a negative”. It is a familiar conceptual device that Washington has used elsewhere, against Iraq and Iran for example, in order to pursue what are otherwise illegitimate geopolitical aims.Russia is being held up as the guilty party that is undermining the shaky Minsk ceasefire; and Western economic sanctions are being extended “until Russia implements the ceasefire”.

Jun 21 12:03

US, Israel are world’s two leading terrorist organizations: Analyst

An American political commentator believes that the United States and Israel are undoubtedly the world’s “two leading terrorist organizations.”

Jun 21 10:44

War veterans oppose recruitment of minors

British war veterans launch a campaign against enlisting 16-year-olds into the military.

Jun 21 10:00

Farewell to Arms: Over 10,000 Soldiers Desert Ukrainian Army

Desertion galore: Ukrainian men understand the absurdity of the war their government is waging

More than 10,000 cases of desertion have been registered in the Ukrainian Army since the outbreak of the Donbass war in April 2014, Ukrainian Vesti reported.

Jun 21 09:56

The Myth of Global ‘Free’ Trade

The key to TTIP is the so-called Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism that essentially gives corporations free reign to sue governments using a “failure to implement” provision, if state policies or legislation interfere with profits. But is this all about trade?

There was a direct, crucial “secret” agenda linking the G7 meeting in Germany and the Bilderberg meeting in Austria last week; the advancement of the virtually secret negotiations towards the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the massive free trade agreement between the US and the EU.

Even though the corporate powers behind TTIP are itching for a deal to be reached before the end of 2015, serious (negotiation) trouble remains.

Jun 21 09:50

Trump for President? — Paul Craig Roberts

This is not my endorsement of Trump for President. It is merely my speculations on how we might think of how large egos might be brought into our service.

Celente put it well. If you look at the sorry collection that aspires to be the CEO of what continues to be described as the “exceptional, indispensable, most important country with the largest economy and military, the world’s only Superpower, the Uni-power,” you see a collection of nobodies. America is like the last days of Rome when contenting factions fought to put their puppet on the throne.

In actual fact, Trump might be our best candidate to date. By all accounts, he is very rich. Thus, he doesn’t need the office in order to become rich by selling out America to interest groups.

Jun 21 09:47

Alison Weir Replies to JVP Leaders’ McCarthy-like Attacks

It is time to stop fighting among ourselves, for JVP and others to stop their witch hunts against deeply committed writers and activists, for JVP to stop its attempted censorship and domination of the Palestine movement, and for all of us to get on with our desperately important work.

With the publication of my book last year, “Against our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the US was used to create Israel,” the attacks seemed to escalate.

It appeared that some JVP leaders were attempting to thwart my talks and prevent people from learning the facts that my book and my talks contain.

Jun 21 07:10

Alex Jones warns ‘JADE HELM 15 not a drill’ but rather a “cover for military occupation”

On Saturday, June 20, radio talk show host and alternative news figurehead Alex Jones released an “emergency alert” videocast on YouTube stating that the “elite are now evacuating” the United States ahead of Jade Helm 15, which Jones now says is not a drill.

Jun 20 14:38

The Pentagon’s War Reluctance

Despite Republican pressure and State Department hawkishness, the Pentagon and the White House remain reluctant to dive deeper into the fight against the Islamic State, wishing to avoid U.S. combat casualties, writes Gareth Porter for Middle East Eye.

Jun 20 12:48

In the USA – “I Cannot Write!”

The West is finished, its culture dead. What is left is unattractive, even horrifying. There is no heart, no compassion, and no creativity.

It was the first time in many years that I had missed my column, my essays, for several weeks.

I was shocked by the state in which I found the United States.

I couldn’t breath. I lost the ability to write. I felt anger building inside me. The anger was suffocating, strangling me. It was unhealthy anger, mixed with frustration! It was not that sacred anger one feels when going to a battle against great evil. It was also somehow petty, indescribable, and pathetic. It was breaking me, humiliating me.

I hated the fights I had to fight here.

I tried to see the reality that was surrounding me with different eyes but wherever I looked I saw only a dysfunctional, sad, collapsing country and culture.

This visit broke me. It exhausted me. It thoroughly depressed me.

Jun 20 12:11

Divine Time Import – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

So let’s show some appreciation of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. When they separated religion and government, they had a strong and accurate sense of history. It was a good move, even if not a divinely inspired one.

Jun 20 12:02

Truth Is Washington’s Enemy

S Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception to Washington’s lies as “threats” who belong to a deranged pro-Russian propaganda cult.

Jun 19 16:34

Jens Stoltenberg: NATO’s Mr Zig-Zag

So, who is rattling sabres here?

Obviously, the NATO alliance is on a dangerous, threatening roll toward Russia’s borders. American-led war games, thousands of troops and tanks, missiles, warplanes and warships have proliferated at dizzying speed over the past year, from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Currently, NATO is conducting its biggest-ever war manoeuvres in the Baltic region, and yet when Russia takes reasonable defensive measures, Stoltenberg accuses Moscow of sabre-rattling. Just this week, prior to the Russian ICBM announcement, the Pentagon told the Paris Air Show that it was considering the stationing of its new generation of stealth F-22 and F-35 fighter jets in Europe – another contravention in a whole series of audacious contraventions of the 1997 Russia-NATO Founding Act which forbids such NATO military expansion.

Jun 19 15:11

Alison Weir Replies to JVP Leaders’ McCarthy-like Attacks

I hope JVP will desist from its attacks on those it dislikes, and will instead focus on the often excellent work it is doing and that its members want.

I feel strongly that we all contribute important things to the movement for justice and peace in Palestine.It is time to stop fighting among ourselves, for JVP and others to stop their witch hunts against deeply committed writers and activists, for JVP to stop its attempted censorship and domination of the Palestine movement, and for all of us to get on with our desperately important work.

That’s what I intend to do.

—Alison Weir

Jun 19 13:23

Icebergs ahead for expensive US, UK aircraft carrier projects

For $US 17 billion a pop ($US 13 billion if somebody else is paying for the research and development costs) you’d expect some big bangs for your buck.
In the case of the US Navy’s latest and most advanced supercarrier, the glossy brochure certainly makes the promises.

The first of this ultra-advanced class of ships, the USS Gerald R. Ford, has been delivered to the US Navy for testing.

he never-before seen electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) appears to be a bit dodgy.
It’s still experimental, you see. At some point it was decided to incorporate this cutting-edge technology into the ship even before testing and development work was completed.
Each of the planned four catapults is supposed to use electrically-controlled and generated magnets to sling 36 tonnes of heavily laden aircraft into the air.
Ten years later the ship’s ready. The electromagnetic catapult isn’t.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a snapshot of what is wrong with American defense technology.

But the defense industry lines the pockets of (alleged) congressional who tout their products to the Pentagon, and so we have this endless cycle of product failure, when the American military needs products to work the most.

When the Russians and Chinese build their weapons, they build them for far less money, but get a lot more bang to their buck, because there is an
expectation that the product will work as advertised.

Jun 19 12:34

Agent Orange victims in Air Force Reserves now eligible for compensation

One of the primary reasons why the cannabis plant is still vilified by many of the corporate fascists occupying D.C. is this: jailing people for pot is a highly profitable endeavor that makes for-profit prisons and the corporations that run them very rich. And on the dole of this corrupt gravy train is none other than Republican presidential hopeful (wishful thinker?)

Jun 19 11:02

Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield To Defend US Cities From Russia

The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles.

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The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with sensor-laden aerostat balloons hovering over U.S. cities and with coastal warships equipped with sensors and interceptor missiles of their own.

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I look around, both locally and at the mainland, and realize, painfully clearly, that We the People are getting looted to make more bombs, weapons, and planes which will not really make this country more secure in any tangible way.

The only things which will create safety for Americans are hard, good faith negotiations with countries this government doesn't really like, to create win-win situations, and the US not mucking about in other people's countries to attain resources to which the US government has no moral claim whatsoever.

Unfortunately, these are two courses of action this government is pathologically unable to navigate, and that reality will lead to either a complete financial breakdown in this country, or a world war.

I sincerely wish I could see the outcome differently, but right now, there appears to be no middle ground here.

Jun 19 08:27

Is Canada Preparing for War?

Canada has made it drastically harder to apply for citizenship. The curious issue is the bottom-line concerning the military. There never was a fast track in Canada if you served in their military. All of a sudden, they are now creating a fast track if you serve in the military after increasing the time requirement by 50%. Canada never beefed up its military. This is clearly a total change in direction.

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Canada is making the same mistake with their immigrants as the US is. No matter how much training you give these inductees, they lack the motivation to be effective fighters. Soldiers making war thousands of miles from home for a paycheck or a greencard are going to have a rough time against soldiers fighting for their homes and families within eyesight.

Jun 19 08:13

BEX ALERT - Global cost of war reaches $14 trillion, says report

More than $14 trillion (£8.9 trillion) was spent on international conflicts in the past year, according to a report by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), which found that Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan were responsible for a surge in war deaths.

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Correction: The US interventions in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan etc. etc. etc. are responsible for a surge in war deaths. And I doubt the financial cost is that low.

Jun 19 07:53

Israel threatens military intervention in Syria's civil war

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has issued a veiled threat to intervene directly in Syria's civil war for the first time, after Syrian rebels surrounded a village occupied by the Druze minority close to the border.

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Oh yeah; we believe Israel is concerned about the Druze ... after we see how they treat the Palestinians! This is just Netanyahu grabbing more of other peoples' lands for Eratz Israel

Jun 19 07:24

Putin: Unilateral US withdrawal from ABM treaty pushing Russia toward new arms race

Global decisions like the US pulling out of a treaty banning strategic anti-ballistic missile defenses are pushing the world towards a new Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Military conflicts have a far lesser impact, he added.

“Not military conflicts but global decisions like the US unilateral withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty lead to a Cold War,” Putin said. “This more in fact pushes us to a new round of the arms race, because it changes the global security system.”

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Funny how the government insists that we all have to comply with the provisions of trade treaties negotiated in secret while at the same time they simply ignore treaties that get in the way of the war machine!

Jun 18 18:26

Decades On, US Will Pay Millions to Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange

Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, American veterans are still feeling the effects. But on Thursday, the US government agreed to increase spending on a long-standing health concern, authorizing benefits to American veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

Of the many atrocities inflicted by all parties involved in the conflict, one that has long gone under-addressed is the health effects suffered by active-duty soldiers due to their exposure to Agent Orange residue. A study released by the Institute of Medicine in January found that a number of airmen serving onboard Fairchild C-123 aircraft experience increased health problems due to the chemical agent, which was essentially poured across the jungle as a weaponized herbicide.

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After 40 years?!? Compensation and treatment should have been handled in less than 40 days, not years!!

Whatever I think of past or present wars, I want our Vets to always have the best possible medical care in the most timely manner possible.

Jun 18 16:35

“U.S. Dept. of Relocation” shipping containers found hidden away at State Fairgrounds, claims witness

Shockingly according to an eyewitness, who also captured his encounter at on film, a number of large blue shipping containers have recently shown up at “Expo Idaho” from the “United States Department of Relocation.”

Jun 18 15:34

Kids Are Paying the Price for Yemen’s War

Hisham Yahya, 13, is an eager student. As we sat in the large, empty yard of his school in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, with weapons debris scattered about, he said he missed going to class. “I just sit at home, it is so boring, and we have no electricity, nothing,” he said. “I want to go back to school so I can start learning again.”

Jun 18 15:19

Elite Financier George Soros Warns Of World War III: “Not An Exaggeration”

Until then, we may expect a continuation of hybrid warfare and the proliferation of proxy wars. As the world economy imploded in 2008 global financier George Soros worked feverishly on a book about the crash in which he detailed the specific actions that needed to be taken by governments and banking institutions to prevent a complete global meltdown. From bailouts to energy price hikes, his recommendations came to pass, almost exactly as he described them in The Crash of 2008 and What It Means.

Jun 18 14:39

Stumbling into a New Cold War

U.S. expansion of NATO up to Russia’s borders and last year’s U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine have drawn reactions from Moscow and now counter-reactions from Washington, including a plan to preposition U.S. military hardware in the Baltic States. But is that the best option, asks ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

Jun 18 12:13

Elite Financier George Soros Warns Of World War III: “Not An Exaggeration”

Until then, we may expect a continuation of hybrid warfare and the proliferation of proxy wars.

Jun 18 11:05

BEX Alert!!! - "War declared on African Americans: US historian"

The massacre of 9 black people by a white gunman in South Carolina illustrates that Anglo-Americans are waging a "war” on African Americans, a researcher and historian in Washington says.

“There’s an existential hatred of African American people by tens of millions of people who are armed and dangerous in this country,” said Dr. Randy Short, a member of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization. “We have no help from nowhere except from God almighty.”

“You will see more African Americans slaughtered and killed,” Short said in an interview with Press TV on Thursday. “This was organized, this was a systematic attack.”

“War has been declared on African Americans by the Anglo-American, Nazi terrorist groups and our government is in denial,” he added.

Jun 18 08:46

USS George Washington: Brisbane braced for 6000 sailors to storm our pubs

PUBS in Brisbane are already turning red, white and blue in anticipation of a storm of sailors blowing through town looking for beers and a quick “pash and dash”.

It has already been dubbed “fleet week” by some publicans hoping to cash in on the 6000 US sailors stepping on to the city’s shores today looking to blow off steam after being cramped on board the USS George Washington.

Lusty locals looking for a little love with a man or woman in uniform are also being targeted in what is set to be a mini boom for the hospitality industry.

Jun 18 08:26

Canada's military chief apologizes for saying men are 'biologically wired' for sexual harassment

Canada's military chief has apologized for saying the prevalence of sexual harassment in the Canadian Forces is due to “biological wiring.” His comment drew outrage from politicians and those on social media.

Jun 18 08:23

U.S. military being forced to scale back drone bombing missions in Syria as pilots are facing burnout from video-game style warfare they are waging 7,000 miles away

Pilots of unmanned drone aircraft leading the assault on ISIS in Syria and Iraq are facing 'burnout' from flying so many missions.

Many are struggling to cope with the demands of sitting for up to 12 hours behind video game style console while waging war over 7,000 miles away.

The burnout and a shortage of trained drone pilots has meant the Pentagon has been forced to scale back the number of missions when they are needed most.

Jun 18 07:50

Almost 60-million people worldwide displaced by conflict in 2014: UN report

UNHCR estimated that a total of 59.5 million people worldwide had been displaced by conflict by the end of last year – including 38.2 million displaced within their own countries. That was up from 51.2 million in 2013 – the previous highest since the U.N. began collecting numbers in the early 1950s. Syria alone accounted for 11.6 million of those people, the biggest single figure.

Jun 18 07:42

U.S. Navy: Up to No Good?

Six months after abandoning its humanitarian but underperforming slogan, "America's Navy. A global force for good," the U.S. Navy is making an $84 million bet on a new, presumably more muscular advertising agency.

The Pentagon recently announced that Young and Rubicam, a slick Manhattan marketing firm, has won the Navy's advertising contract for its recruitment effort for one year. Y&R rival Lowe Campbell Ewald had been exclusively retained by the Navy for 15 years until it was ousted.

Dan Flint, a marketing professor at the University of Tennessee told The Intercept that the feel-good message "did not motivate young men and women to act — and worse it demotivated those who served."

Jun 17 15:41

Military Veteran Taken To Court By City Over ‘Off-Grid’ Lifestyle

“They came and they condemned our house and told us if we stayed here we’d be arrested for trespassing on our own property, and the reason why is, they said, it was unsafe living conditions because we don’t have city utilities hooked up,” Truitt told WAFF48.

Jun 17 14:30

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know What it Spent 8.5 Trillion Dollars on

When government is completely dysfunctional and seems not to serve the people’s interests, we have to wonder where our tax dollars are going. Thanks to a Reuters investigation by Scot Paltrow, we have an answer—or, rather, a non-answer. Apparently, the Pentagon has made use of $8.5 trillion of our tax money handed over by Congress since 1996—but don’t ask what was done with the money. The Department of Defense doesn’t have a clue.

Jun 17 14:01

Tanks away: US company to sell handcrafted ‘luxury’ tanks

Off-road enthusiasts with money to burn will soon be able to buy luxury vehicles based on an actual military tank. Lacking armor or weapons, the civilian vehicle will offer speed, luxury and ability to go just about anywhere.

Jun 17 13:31

NO REALLY!? Global Peace Index report: ‘World is less peaceful today than in 2008?

Although worldwide peace levels were stable this year, the division between countries enjoying peace and those afflicted by conflict has increased, according to a report.

Jun 17 12:38

U.S. May Position for a War Against Russia

On Saturday, June 13th, The New York Times bannered, “U.S. Is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe,” and Russia’s response to the announcement wasn’t long in coming.

The Russian equivalent of America’s Wall Street Journal and Britain’s Financial Times, which is Kommersant (or Businessperson), headlined on June 15th, “US may redeploy heavy weapons to the borders of the Russian Federation,” and reported that, “According to sources in the Russian Government, the implementation of this plan will force Moscow to post on the border with the Baltic countries Russia’s own offensive military capability that can destroy US facilities in the event of a hypothetical conflict.”

Jun 17 11:52

US Defense Increases Workforce by 20% at Submarine Nuclear Missile Tests

The US Navy's Trident II D5 Fleet Balistic Missile program in Florida will see 130 jobs provided by Lockheed Martin, the US defence contractor, over the next two years.

Jun 17 11:51

Moscow Warns US Not to Store Military Hardware Near Russian Border

Washington was planning to store some 1,200 pieces of heavy military equipment in Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Estonia and, possibly, in Hungary, according to media reports.

Jun 17 10:38

'Anti-Israel mandate': UN human rights envoy blocked from entering Gaza

Israeli authorities have admitted they blocked a UN human rights envoy from entering the occupied Gaza area for a second year in a row, just as a UN report on last year’s Gaza war is about to be made public.

"We didn't allow this visit," said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon, as cited by AFP. The visit by the UN special rapporteur on human rights, Makarim Wibisono, was due to take place last week.

However, according to Nahshon, the decision doesn’t go against Israel’s commitments to the UN. “Israel cooperates with all the international commissions and all rapporteurs, except when the mandate handed to them is anti-Israeli and Israel has no chance to make itself heard."

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We already heard you, Israel; loud and clear!

Jun 17 10:13

“Vlad" Putin stars in the 2016 Presidential race as a boogieman

Jun 17 08:36

Monsanto Linked to Israel's Illegal Use of White Phosphorous in Gaza War

Agribusiness giant Monsanto - best known for their genetically modified soybeans and "probably carcinogenic" herbicide - has supplied the US government with white phosphorous used in incendiary weapons for at least 20 years, and some of that made its way to Israel for use in Operation Cast Lead.

Jun 17 07:50

China Rising — Pepe Escobar

Americans have to eventually share their preeminent position with China.”

As intellectual acumen and cross-cultural expertise go, it would be hopeless to expect self-described “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” Obama administration foreign policy advisers — as well as Pentagon functionaries/hacks — to understand the complexities of China.

For instance, they would be incapable of evaluating all the myriad ramifications included in Professor Alfred McCoy’s masterful deconstruction of US-China geopolitics.

“The US cannot stop China’s rise. It just has to live with a bigger China, which will be completely novel for the US, as no country has ever been big enough to challenge its position. China will be able to do so in 20 to 30 years.” (Lee said that at the Future China Global Forum in Singapore, in 2011. Under Xi, China is already challenging the U.S.’s position.)

Jun 17 07:35

Syriza: Plunder, Pillage and Prostration

How the ‘Hard Left’ embraces the policies of the Hard Right

Greece has been in the headlines of the world’s financial press for the past five months, as a newly elected leftist party, ‘Syriza’, which ostensibly opposes so-called ‘austerity measures’, faces off against the “Troika” (International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and European Central Bank).

Early on, the Syriza leadership, headed by Alexis Tsipras, adopted several strategic positions with fatal consequences – in terms of implementing their electoral promises to raise living standards, end vassalage to the ‘Troika’ and pursue an independent foreign policy.

We will proceed by outlining the initial systemic failures of Syriza and the subsequent concessions further eroding Greek living standards and deepening Greece’s role as an active collaborator of US and Israeli imperialism.

Winning Elections and Surrendering Power

Jun 17 07:32

American dreaming, from G1 to Bilderberg

G1 plus junior partners? Bilderberg? Get a job; you’re not the only show in town, any town.

What’s the connection between the G7 summit in Germany, President Putin’s visit to Italy, the Bilderberg club meeting in Austria, and the TTIP – the US-EU free trade deal – negotiations in Washington?

We start at the G7 in the Bavarian Alps – rather G1 with an added bunch of “junior partners” – as US President Barack Obama gloated about his neo-con induced feat; regiment the EU to soon extend sanctions on Russia even as the austerity-ravaged EU is arguably hurting even more than Russia.

The “civilized” G1 + junior partners could not possibly argue whether they would collectively risk a nuclear war on European soil over a Kiev-installed ‘Banderastan’, sorry, “Russian aggression.”

Jun 17 07:28

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich Interview with Al Etejah Iraqi TV: U.S. Manufactured Crisis in Iraq

The Iraqi government is calling for more foreign international assistance to help fight the Daesh terror group.

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich says.the United States created ISIL, aka Da esh, so why would they want to fight them. Every effort is being made to divide the Iraqis.

Also see:
Back to Iraq: The First 450 Soldiers Are on Their Way

Jun 17 06:34

Military movements on the northern border: “It is reminiscent of the Soviet Union”

This article is going to detail some of the increased movements by U.S. military forces in Northwestern Montana, particularly in the Flathead Valley as observed by myself and others who live in the area. Upon the conclusion of this article it would be greatly appreciated for any and all comments to be submitted pertaining to similar movements noticed in the home states of the readers.

Jun 17 06:13

That Weird Guy At Your Anarchist Meeting Might Be An Informant

In 1975, the FBI had 1,500 informants. In 2011, over 15,000. Who are they spying on?

Jun 16 15:30

Prosecutor: Cadet traded videos showing boys forced into sex

A prosecutor in New York says a West Point cadet collected and traded photos and videos of boys being forced into sexual acts.

Jun 16 11:25

FLASHBACK - THE INTERNATIONAL FILM THE ESSENCE OF BANKING TO CREATE PERPETUAL DEBT

Jun 16 11:23

FLASHBACK - ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

"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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Jun 16 08:50

Russia: NATO provoking us into arms race

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year and a defence official accused NATO of provoking a new arms race.

Putin made his announcement a day after Russian officials denounced a U.S. plan to station tanks and heavy weapons in NATO states on Russia's border as the most aggressive U.S. act since the Cold War.

Jun 16 08:44

America Has Been At War For 90% Of Its Existence

Seemingly born to fight, America has known exactly seventeen years of peace since the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. Not what some would call a harmonious history.

It doesn’t help that the US was at war with the Comanche tribe for nearly fifty years during the Texas-Indian Wars or that they have a knack for becoming entangled in third party conflicts such as Vietnam.

Jun 16 08:43

Obama invites Israeli PM to White House

The meeting will take place on July 15 or 16 after the nuclear deal deadline between Iran and the P5+ group of world powers passes but before Obama is to put the agreement to a vote in Congress, the Israeli newspaper clarified.

The deal has been hovering over deteriorating relations between the two allies, such as Netanyahu`s trip to Washington last March amidst his election campaign when he argued his sharp opposition to the agreement before the Congress.

Jun 16 07:18

Massive military convoy loaded with unmarked mobile ammunition storage containers spotted in Portland, Oregon

In yet another example of suspicious troop movements throughout the country in the lead up to the massive realistic training exercise known as Jade Helm, a convoy of military vehicles has been filmed passing through Union Station in Portland, Oregon.

Jun 16 07:08

MILITARY SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES ARE BEING INTEGRATED INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT BY DHS.

It always begins with a trickle or in this case hot air.

When D.C. politicians and law enforcement announced they would spend nearly $3 billion in taxpayer dollars to install surveillance blimps, the first Homeland Security run Department of Transportation (DOT) announced they want one or more.

Jun 16 05:50

US, China strike deal, set to hold joint military drills

The US and China have signed a rare agreement to strengthen ties and develop a more productive military relationship. However, mistrust still remains, with Beijing saying progress can only be made if Washington respects China’s South China Sea ambitions.

Jun 16 03:33

The American far-right’s trojan horse in Westminster; Elites are using the Henry Jackson Society to sell surveillance, war, white supremacism, banks, and misogyny

There is a violent extremist fifth column operating at the heart of power in Britain, and they stand against everything we hold dear in Western democracies: civil liberties, equality, peace, diplomacy and the rule of law. You wouldn’t think so at first glance. In fact, you might be taken in by their innocuous-looking spokespeople, railing against the threat of Muslim extremists, defending the rights of beleaguered Muslim women, championing the principle of free speech?—?regularly courted by national TV and the press as informed experts on global policy issues. But peer beneath the surface, and an entirely different picture emerges: a web of self-serving trans-Atlantic elites who are attempting to warp public discourse on key issues that pose a threat not to the public interest, but to their own vested interests.

Jun 15 21:24

Russia’s Threatening Response To Pentagon Provocation

Over the weekend the Pentagon announced their intention to store heavy weapons, tanks, Humvees, and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, in several Eastern European nations. Two of these nations, Estonia and Latvia, lie directly on the border with Russia. Such a move would be unprecedented, and is still subject to approval from Washington. A 1997 agreement with Russia currently prohibits the US from positioning these weapons and vehicles in Eastern Europe.

Russian General Yury Yakubov has since responded to the move “If US heavy hardware including tanks, artillery systems, or other fighting vehicles does appear in some Eastern European and Baltic countries, this would mark the Pentagon and NATO’s most aggressive step since the Cold War time of the past century.” and further added that “Russia won’t have anything else to do but bolster its forces and resources on the Western strategic theater of operations.”

Jun 15 15:32

Voting for your own executioner!

At this point in time, the myth of the United States of America as a good and decent country has been pretty much vaporized by the constant betrayal of its own citizens and its neverending attacks on the rest of the world. I mean, with a leadership that supervised the demolition of its two tallest buildings as a pretext for making war on the world, abandoned its own people by deliberately sending most of its jobs overseas, and lastly, is about to round up and dispose of all its dissenters in the name of falsified terror threats, how could anyone with a functioning brain lend any degree of support to this political monster in Washington that is clearly and deliberately eating its own tail?

And to make it perfectly clear — deliberately destroying its own country at the behest of a demonic foreign power!

Jun 15 15:06

'Back to the Future': US Military Preparing Mobilization to Russian Border States

In a move observers say is sure to exacerbate military tensions with Russia, the Pentagon is poised to send enough tanks and heavy artillery for as many as 5,000 U.S. troops to the Eastern Bloc and Baltic States, the Polish Defense Ministry confirmed on Sunday.

Citing anonymous senior officials briefed on the Pentagon proposal, the New York Timesreports that such approval is likely to come from Defense Sectary Ashton Carter and the White House before the NATO defense ministers’ meeting in Brussels, Belgium later this month.

Jun 15 14:18

Obituary Tariq Aziz

Tariq Aziz, former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq has passed away. Twelve years of suffering in Iraqi jails have ended and he can finally rest in peace.

Jun 15 09:19

Congress and Israel Aim to Sabotage Iran Nuclear Deal

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Jun 15 09:07

American empire imploding both at home & abroad

For all the massive destructive power in its arsenal, the Vietnamese had exposed US imperialism as a giant with feet of clay. The name given to this period of hard power retreat was the ‘Vietnam syndrome’ and lasted from 1975 to 1991, when the US and an international coalition embarked on the First Gulf War to force Iraqi troops out of Kuwait.

We are witnessing a similar period of US imperial decline now with regard to Washington’s inability to stage large-scale military operations. It arrived as a consequence of the failed occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, both of which achieved nothing except the eruption of terrorism and extremism across the region, and by extension the world.

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