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Apr 16 10:00

Learning To Love The Bomb — Again

By now we are accustomed to bizarre foreign policy moves from the White House. The last 15 years have seen a series of initiatives that defy reason and good sense. The pattern is so well established that on the very rare occasions when a President follows a policy that is eminently logical – like Barack Obama’s decision not to bomb Iran – it is met with shock and awe.

Apr 16 09:43

US-Turkey Threaten to Give Terrorists Weapons in Bid to Oust Assad

The White House took to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal to suggest that, if current negotiations bog down, the Pentagon would put anti-aircraft missiles in the hands of Saudi- and Turkey-supported ‘moderate’ rebel groups, including Daesh, al-Nusra and al-Qaeda, to sink the United States in another decade-long regime change quagmire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It's what we do!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 16 09:43

Pentagon’s Hypersonic Missile Could Inadvertently Spark Nuclear War

The United States has made assurances that its new hypersonic missile will only carry conventional warheads. But critics aren’t convinced the Pentagon can resist a nuclear temptation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm not convinced they can get it to work reliably!

Apr 16 08:52

WORLD AGAIN AT CROSSROADS: Americans return to the brink of nuclear war, the Russians warn

- The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its great concern over US plans to deploy new nuclear weapons in Europe.

"Serious concern is the fact that as part of the modernization of the nuclear arsenal of the United States plans to deploy in Europe a new nuclear bombs a lower level of precision," the ministry said.

Russia is considered a very dangerous project, reports Tass.

"We must not forget that Moscow and Washington have left that option 25 years ago. It seems that the US is planning to return to his former irresponsible practice of walking on the brink of nuclear war, "says the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Apr 16 08:51

The are threatening northern Kosovo with war!

The Albanian National Army was called earlier this week to mobilize their compatriots to "protect national interests in the north of Kosovo."

Kosovo Veriu.info portal published a video-clip with a parade of armed members of the ANA stating that took place in the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica.

In this video, one of the commanders of this unit reads the announcement of mobilization which calls on fighters to "prepare for further fighting."

"I urge fighters to prepare for further fighting to protect our national interest because the parallel structures in the north of Kosovska Mitrovica struggling indigenous Albanians, while our former colleagues who are now in power in Kosovo greedily fill their pockets the money. On the other hand, it does not explain the agreement of the Community of Serbian municipalities.

The psychological pressure on Serbia

Apr 16 08:46

Protesters who blockaded London arms trade fair acquitted after judge sees evidence of illegal weapons on sale

The campaigners, who chained themselves outside the ExCeL centre, had been charged by the Crown Prosecution Service with blocking a highway.

But the court heard evidence from human rights groups and arms trade experts explaining the nature and possible end destinations of the weapons on sale at the fair.

Witnesses described the role of the arms trade in facilitating the repressive Bahrani regime, in Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign over Yemen, and with Turkey’s internal repression of its Kurdish population.

The judge said the evidence of illegal weapons sales had been left unchallenged by the prosecution and that such sales would potentially break arms control laws.

Apr 16 08:45

Driven mad by the horror of war: A shattering new book lays bare the extent of the mental torment the Somme exacted 100 years ago... and how pitiless top brass covered it up

The British Army doctor serving in a casualty station just behind the front line in France knew ‘shell shock’ when he saw it.

Men in the trenches whose minds had gone under the barrage of explosives falling on their heads from enemy guns, or by being steeped in so much gore and misery for months on end, had a haunted look about them.

‘They are exhausted, their faces twitch and hands and arms shake constantly,’ he told his wife in a letter home. They were unable to answer the simplest of questions, their eyes were glassy and bulged out of their sockets, their skin was yellow, their teeth chattered, they swallowed constantly. Some could not speak at all. Others just stared into space without comprehension.

And in the summer of 1916, to his alarm, there were more and more of them reporting to him with these catatonic symptoms.

Apr 16 08:42

Craig Murray: The Telegram Criticising Bush That Got Me Sacked (as a British diplomat)

As this blog is now read daily by tens of thousands of people who had not heard of me before, some idea of where I come from might be in order. After a diplomatic career of rapid promotion (senior civil service age 36, my first Ambassadorship in Uzbekistan age 42) my opposition to Bush/Blair’s immoral and counter-productive foreign policy got me sacked.

This telegram (diplomatic communications are called that; cable in the USA) I am with retrospect very proud to have sent. To have made at the time the observation that the Bush/Blair policy of invasion, oppression and torture would not suppress fundamentalism, but would create it, was prescient. I should say I understood very well I would be sacked. Some things are worth being sacked for.

Apr 16 08:38

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

In The Road to Serfdom, published in 1944, Hayek argued that government planning, by crushing individualism, would lead inexorably to totalitarian control. Like Mises’s book Bureaucracy, The Road to Serfdom was widely read. It came to the attention of some very wealthy people, who saw in the philosophy an opportunity to free themselves from regulation and tax. When, in 1947, Hayek founded the first organisation that would spread the doctrine of neoliberalism – the Mont Pelerin Society – it was supported financially by millionaires and their foundations.

With their help, he began to create what Daniel Stedman Jones describes in Masters of the Universe as “a kind of neoliberal international”: a transatlantic network of academics, businessmen, journalists and activists. The movement’s rich backers funded a series of thinktanks which would refine and promote the ideology. Among them were the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Centre for Policy Studies and the Adam Smith Institute. They also financed academic positions and departments, particularly at the universities of Chicago and Virginia.

As it evolved, neoliberalism became more strident. Hayek’s view that governments should regulate competition to prevent monopolies from forming gave way – among American apostles such as Milton Friedman – to the belief that monopoly power could be seen as a reward for efficiency.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-pr...

Apr 16 08:24

US army hires first women in history for ground combat roles

The 22 women are the first crop to be taken on after new rules this year which further closed the military gender gap

Apr 16 08:20

Britain and Europe must spend more to boost Nato, says Hillary Clinton: Democrat's warning comes despite defence cutbacks 

Britain will have to pay more to remain in Nato if Hillary Clinton becomes the US President.

Mrs Clinton, the leading presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, said it was 'important' the UK and other allies contributed a larger share towards the military alliance's costs.

Her comments will cause alarm among military commanders in Britain, where defence spending has been slashed in recent years.

Apr 16 07:47

Rise Of ISIS Prompts Massive Spike In Extremist Content Removed From Web

Terrorist and violent extremist content is being removed from the internet by British authorities at three times the rate it was last year, new figures revealed on Friday.

Apr 16 07:41

NATO: There Will Be No Return to Normality in Europe

The military alliance is determined to build its military presense in Eastern Europe to counter the 'Russian threat'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What "Russian threat?"

Who invaded Afghanistan? Who invaded Iraq? Who invaded Libya? Who invaded Yemen? Who is trying to overthrow Syria? Who keeps trying to sell an invasion of Iran? Who staged a coup in Ukraine? Russian threat. Nonsense. We know who the aggressors truly are!

Apr 15 15:07

ISIS Sex Slaves Reveal The True Horror Of What Is Going On Over In The Middle East

Could you imagine being kidnapped, being auctioned off like a piece of meat, and being endlessly gang-raped every day by some of the most evil men on the entire planet for months on end? This is what ISIS is doing to thousands upon thousands of women in Iraq and Syria, and some of their victims are as young as nine.

Webmaster addition: Trying to re-brand ISIS as the enemy we are all to hate and be afraid of, in the hopes we will forget they are being supported and supplied by the US!

Apr 15 14:53

‘Not Aimed At Russia’: State Dept. Contradicts Pentagon On US Missile Defense Expansion Goals

The US State Department has refused to admit Washington is seeking to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capabilities against perceived “Russian aggression” after the Pentagon clearly named Moscow as one of the threats that need to be contained.

Apr 15 12:58

Budget cuts leaving Marine Corps aircraft grounded

Today, the vast majority of Marine Corps aircraft can’t fly. The reasons behind the grounding of these aircraft include the toll of long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the fight against ISIS and budget cuts precluding the purchase of the parts needed to fix an aging fleet, according to dozens of Marines interviewed by Fox News at two air stations in the Carolinas this week.

Apr 15 12:02

The ‘Credibility’ Illusion

What surprised me most about the Iraq War wasn’t how wrong the expectation of happy Iraqis showering American troops with flowers was or even how badly the war would turn out – all that was predictable and indeed was predicted. But what I didn’t expect was that the U.S. government would ever admit that there were no WMD stockpiles.

Apr 15 11:50

Pentagon chief to sail aircraft carrier through disputed South China Sea

China has accused the US of “sabotaging regional peace” after the Pentagon chief announced a military buildup in the Philippines, disputing Chinese territorial claims. Ash Carter said he will visit an aircraft carrier in the disputed region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Remember, we need that war with China before they launch the gold-backed Yuan on the 19th! So GET GOING!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 15 10:09

Volunteer Forces: US Helping ISIL to Survive in Iraq

The Iraqi volunteer forces' commanders lashed out at the US and its regional allies for continuing their military and logistical supports for the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Iraq.
"Washington is still continuing its military supports for the terrorists in Iraq," Spokesman of Iraq's Ansarullah al-Nujaba Movement Hashem al-Moussavi told FNA on Wednesday.

He reiterated that al-Nujaba Movement forces are collecting documents, photos and videos of supplies airdropped by the US-led coalition forces for the ISIL terrorists in Iraq.

"Our forces have filmed the US aircraft while dropping military aids for the besieged ISIL terrorists," al-Moussavi said.

Apr 15 07:59

Doug Casey: The Real Problem is Government

I give a good number of speeches each year. For some time I've asked audiences a question: "What useful purpose does the U.S. government serve?" I do that not to be challenging or provocative, but to actually find out if anyone else can think of a useful purpose the government serves. The question at first shocks, then amuses and then perplexes almost everyone because it is both so obvious and outrageous that no one ever thinks of asking it. Most people accept the institution of government because it has always been there; they have always assumed it was essential. People do not question its existence, much less its right to exist.

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Apr 15 07:37

‘Not aimed at Russia’: State Dept. contradicts Pentagon on US missile defense expansion goals

The US State Department has refused to admit Washington is seeking to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capabilities against perceived “Russian aggression” after the Pentagon clearly named Moscow as one of the threats that need to be contained.

Speaking before US lawmakers on Wednesday, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon said the US air defense system needs to be strengthened because Russia allegedly continues to violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

“Russia is making significant investments in cruise missiles, including a cruise missile that violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which eliminated an entire class of US and Russian missiles nearly three decades ago,” McKeon told the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... says the government that has openly violated its own Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty obligations with Iran!

Apr 15 06:40

Trouble for the Empire : America’s Imperial Overstretch

Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, this country has been steadily bled and slowly bankrupted. We are now as overextended as was the British Empire in the 1940s.

Apr 14 21:51

Kerry: Shooting down Russia jets 'would have been justified'

HMMM! The USS Donald Cook. This USS Donald Cook?

www.voltairenet.org/article185860.html

Two Russian jets flew within metres of the ship on Monday, US officials said.
Russia's defence ministry said the Su-24 fighter jets "turned away in observance of all safety measures" after observing the USS Donald Cook.
Mr Kerry criticised the gesture and said contact had been made with Moscow.
"We condemn this kind of behaviour," he told the Miami Herald and CNN Espanol in a joint interview.
"It is reckless. It is provocative. It is dangerous. And under the rules of engagement, that could have been a shoot-down."

Apr 14 15:50

As John Kerry Visits Hiroshima, U.S. Quietly Launches $1 Trillion Effort to Upgrade Nuclear Arsenal

On Monday, John Kerry became the first secretary of state to visit Hiroshima, the Japanese city destroyed by a U.S. nuclear bomb on August 6, 1945. Three days after the Hiroshima bombing, the U.S. dropped another nuclear bomb on the city of Nagasaki.

Apr 14 15:10

"America’s Afghan Refugee Crisis": 15 Years into War, U.S. Urged to Resettle More Displaced Afghans

By the time the next president takes office in January, U.S. troops will have been in Afghanistan for over 15 years. It is already the longest war in U.S. history. Just last week, local authorities said U.S. drone strikes killed 17 civilians. According to the United Nations, the number of civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan has risen to a record high for the seventh year in a row amid violent attacks by the Taliban and the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

Apr 14 14:57

US Air Force modifies cruise missiles to carry electromagnetic pulse generators — to destroy electronics from a distance

THE United States Air Force wants to fry your phone. And your computer. And your car. It’s investing millions into modifying missiles into weaponised microwave ovens.

Apr 14 14:46

President Killary : Would The World Survive President Hillary? (Paul Craig Roberts)

Hillary is a war-monger. She pushed the Obama regime into the destruction of a stable and largely cooperative government in Libya where the “Arab Spring” was a CIA-backed group of jihadists who were used to dislodge China from its oil investments in eastern Libya. She urged her husband to bomb Yugoslavia. She pushed for “regime change” in Syria. She oversaw the coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Honduras. She brought neoconservative Victoria Nuland, who arranged the coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Ukraine, into the State Department. Hillary has called President Vladimir Putin of Russia the “new Hitler.” Hillary as president guarantees war and more war.

Apr 14 13:52

Pentagon Recites ‘Russian Aggression’ To Justify Missile Defense Expansion Budget

The Pentagon is mulling a new strategy to protect the US from what it obsessively calls Russian military aggression. Citing Moscow’s alleged violations of a nuclear treaty, the DoD’s seeking to upgrade its air and cruise missile defense capabilities.

Apr 14 09:58

Trouble Brewing in Iraq: Why the Country is at Risk of Fragmentation

While Washington military analysts and neocon thought leaders are pushing ahead with their idea of partitioning of Syria, another Middle Eastern state is bursting at the seams.

Apr 14 09:44

NAVY VET MAKES THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE — SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE TO PROTEST THE VA’S LACK OF HEALTHCARE

Doused in gasoline, a former chief petty officer stood outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic when he lit himself on fire and eventually died nine hours later. His wife recently confirmed that her husband was upset with the inadequate care that he had been receiving at the VA facility shortly before his suicide.
A seven-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Charles Ingram III walked nine miles from his home, past an American Legion park and a military veteran memorial, before arriving at the parking lot of the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic around 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. While standing on a grass lawn near the clinic, the 51-year-old poured several gallons of gasoline on himself before committing self-immolation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kind of incident, in many forms, across this county, is accelerating for our Vets, and should never, ever be happening, period, end of discussion.

Although I despise war as a way of resolving geopolitical differences, all of our Vets, particularly those who have seen combat, deserve the kind of care that a Dick Cheney gets; they have earned it, even if the reasons for the wars are purely financial, rather than "protecting the American way of life".

President Obama was observed at a photo op today with Vets from the Wounded Warriors Project; perhaps he should have spent the time more wisely by immediately sacking the current head of the VA, Robert Mc Donald, for gross incompetence, and replacing him with someone capable enough to actually do the job.

Apr 14 09:23

Oliver Stone: Hillary Has Been for Every War the US Waged

think it was the critic and filmmaker Rod Lurie who once said of Oliver Stone that he has made two of the greatest films of all time and two of the worst—which means he is the director with the world's biggest balls. There is a little room for debate in there, if only on the numbers. The films to which I imagine he referred in praise, Stone's early masterpieces, Platoon (1986) and Wall Street (1987), are indeed resounding and deserving favorites. But to any pile of best-of contenders, I would have to add at least Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Nixon (1995). And, for my money, Stone's JFK (1991) is the best American studio film of the last 40 years.

Apr 14 09:18

NAVY VET MAKES THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE — SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE TO PROTEST THE VA’S LACK OF HEALTHCARE

Doused in gasoline, a former chief petty officer stood outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic when he lit himself on fire and eventually died nine hours later. His wife recently confirmed that her husband was upset with the inadequate care that he had been receiving at the VA facility shortly before his suicide. A seven-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Charles Ingram III walked nine miles from his home, past an American Legion park and a military veteran memorial, before arriving at the parking lot of the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic around 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. While standing on a grass lawn near the clinic, the 51-year-old poured several gallons of gasoline on himself before committing self-immolation.

Apr 13 17:44

Lost In Translation: British Military Down To Just 15 Russian Speakers

No wonder Anglo-Russian relations are dogged by a communication breakdown. Ministry of Defence (MoD) figures suggest the British military employs a mere 15 Russian linguists.

Apr 13 16:52

Militants Need Ballistic Missiles To Strike London, Capital Is Too Well Defended – Defense Expert

London’s high levels of security mean that militants may be forced to use long-range ballistic missiles to hit the capital, a defense expert says.

Apr 13 15:36

Libyan Unity Government Rejects British Troops For Anti-ISIS Mission

The move may come as a shock to some in the British establishment who had expected a request for soldiers now that the war-ravaged state’s UN-brokered unity government has assembled in Tripoli.

Apr 13 14:55

How An Iran War Was Averted

On a recent TV appearance, I was asked about whistleblowing, but the experience brought back to mind a crystal-clear example of how, before the Iraq War, CIA careerists were assigned “two bosses” – CIA Director George Tenet and John Bolton, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, the arch-neocon who had been thrust on an obedient Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Apr 13 14:30

A Short History Of The Pentagon Wasting Your Money

From spending $150 million on private villas for a handful of personnel in Afghanistan to blowing $2.7 billion on an air surveillance balloon that doesn’t work, the latest revelations of waste at the Pentagon are just the most recent howlers in a long line of similar stories stretching back at least five decades.

Apr 13 13:14

Writing a Blank Check on War for the President : How the United States Became a Prisoner of War and Congress Went MIA

Let’s face it: in times of war, the Constitution tends to take a beating. With the safety or survival of the nation said to be at risk, the basic law of the land — otherwise considered sacrosanct — becomes nonbinding, subject to being waived at the whim of government authorities who are impatient, scared, panicky, or just plain pissed off.

Apr 13 12:44

Foreign Terrorists? The enemy’s inside the gates…

Hillary Clinton and CIA director David Petraeus had a brilliant idea: they would fund, arm, and train a proxy army in Syria, overthrow the regime of strongman Bashar al-Assad, and jump on the rapidly moving train of the “Arab Spring” to extend US influence in the region. What could go wrong?

Apr 13 12:36

Why We’re Never Told Why We’re Attacked

By contrast, connecting terrorism to Western intervention could spark a serious self-examination of the West’s behavior in the region leading to a possible retreat and even an end of this external dominance. But that is clearly something policymakers in Washington, London and Paris – and their subservient media – aren’t prepared to do.

Apr 13 11:45

Pentagon Supplies the Islamic State Terror Group with Food Aid

Food parcels belonging to the US Pentagon were discovered in Beiji oil refinery in Salahuddin province in Northern Iraq after the refinery and the nearby city were taken back from the Daesh-ISIS terrorist group in mid-October.

The Food parcels were discovered by a group of Iranian documentary filmmakers, including Vahid Farahani and Seyed Hashem Moussavi, who were in Iraq in October to prepare a documentary on the Iraqi army’s military advances against the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in Salahuddin province, specially in Beiji city North of Baghdad.

The documentary, ‘Conquest of Beiji’, provides a complete account of advances by the Iraqi army and volunteer forces against the ISIL terrorist group in Beiji.

A major part of the ‘Conquest of Beiji’ focuses on the discovery of ammunition and food parcels that all carry Pentagon labels.

Apr 13 11:14

The West’s Terrorist “Catch and Release” Program

By Tony Cartalucci

Virtually every suspect involved in recent Brussels bombing had been tracked, arrested, in custody – either by European security agencies or the agencies of their allies – but inexplicably released and allowed to carry out both the Brussels attack as well as the Paris attack that preceded it.

So obvious is this fact, that the Western media itself admits it, but simply dismisses the obvious and deeper implications such facts pose by claiming it is merely systemic incompetence...

Apr 13 11:10

DONALD COOK AGAIN ON TARGET: Panic on board, Russian planes flew on two occasions over Americans

US Navy officials did not confirm this speculation, but the Pentagon discussing whether to publish the footage and photos of the incident to be presented to the public the danger caused by the Russian planes, jerekao unnamed official told CNN.

According to initial reports, two incidents occurred on Tuesday night in international waters, and the third incident in a week.

On the American ship in these moments there is a Polish helicopter was on a routine training, said an unnamed official, who added that there is speculation that the aircraft overflights Russia wanted to send a message and Poland.

He described the maneuvers of the Russian aircraft as "offensive sorties" without the firing of a rocket, the attacks seemed like an exercise for potential armed conflicts.

Also, an unnamed source told CNN that the flights carried Russian aircraft SU-24 type and one helicopter and that therefore interrupted classes of Polish helicopters.

Apr 13 09:34

Pair of guided missile containers found in Pacific Ocean near Alaska

Two large shipping containers, stamped with the words “Contains: Guided Missile,” were discovered in the Pacific Ocean near Alaska Sunday.

Alaska State Troopers said the containers were empty, and information from tags attached to the boxes was sent to the U.S. military. There was no immediate public comment from military officials.

Apr 13 09:32

Hang Hillary Clinton for genocide

A popular campaign slogan this election season is "Hillary for Prison."

I find that profoundly offensive. Prison would be too good for her.

Hillary needs to be tried, convicted, and hanged ... for genocide.

Apr 13 09:28

CRIMINAL: DETAILS EMERGE OF WASHINGTON’S ‘FAST & FURIOUS’ ARMS TRAFFICKING IN SYRIA

No doubt about it. In comparison to Washington’s other weapons trafficking exploits, like Operation Fast & Furious, this one is even more reckless, dangerous, totally unethical – and completely illegal. Back in 2011, President Obama green-lighted one of the CIA’s worst ever operations – one which resulted in a five year-long flood of weapons, ammunition – right into the hands of ‘moderate’ terrorist fighters running wild in Syria. In total, hundreds of millions in US taxpayer funds have been spent on arming terrorists in Syria. This is no accident.

Apr 13 09:14

America Now Preparing For World War III

Because this article states so many things that might be likely to contradict what most people in Western countries have been led to believe, readers here are especially strongly encouraged to click onto any allegation which seems at all questionable, in order to get to the sources behind any given questionable allegation. And wherever a clicked-onto source turns out to be another article, one is encouraged similarly to do the same there, so that the reader will be able, in this way, to probe down to the ultimate sources, which are the sources upon which this article is finally based.

Apr 13 09:01

"THE MAN WHO BROUGHT JIHAD TO BRITAIN, DID SO THANKS TO MI6"

“The story of Masood Azhar’s trip to Britain does not fit the narrative promoted by Muslim community leaders and security experts alike,” concluded Bowen. “According to them, the spread of jihadist ideology in Britain had nothing to do with the UK’s mainly South Asian mosques.” Bowen, author of a book seeking to map Muslim communities in Britain, Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent (Hurst, 2014), claims that jihadist ideology, influenced by “Pakistan’s far right, religio-political movements is still deeply embedded in large parts of the Deobandi network in Britain.” This, she suggests citing a former self-styled “founder member of al-Qaeda” turned security consultant, ‘Aimen Dean’, is a legacy of widespread sympathy for extremists among Deobandis both before and after 911.

Apr 13 07:44

THE WEST'S TERRORIST "CATCH AND RELEASE" PROGRAM

So obvious is this fact, that the Western media itself admits it, but simply dismisses the obvious and deeper implications such facts pose by claiming it is merely systemic incompetence. The Wall Street Journal would admit that the recently arrested "man in the hat" also known as Mohamed Abrini, was also arrested for suspected terrorist activity - allegedly scoping out potential targets in the UK - but also - like his collaborators - inexplicably released. His brother had been to Syria where he fought and died alongside the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS), and Abrini himself too appears to have been in Syria.

Apr 13 07:33

MEDIA SILENT AS THOUSANDS MARCH ON WASHINGTON DC, 400 ARRESTED

Over 400 people were arrested on Monday as they participated in Democracy Spring at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. — but, unsurprisingly, corporate mainstream media completely missed the mark, devoting a mere 30 seconds of inaccurate coverage to the event. Democracy Spring describes itself as a movement to “take back our democracy” by employing “mass nonviolent action,” such as a week of sit-ins, on an “historic” scale. While Monday’s mass arrest of no less than 400 people — including journalists — certainly were historic, cable news outlets’ coverage essentially ignored what was happening. As The Intercept noted, CNN completely skipped coverage of both the sit-in and the arrests. “MSNBC mentioned the protests for approximately 12 seconds, while Fox News mentioned the arrests and discussed the protests for about 17 seconds.” Even worse, the two outlets narrowly skewed their reports, describing the massive movement’s targeted concern as “voting rights issues.”

Apr 12 21:20

INSIDE The MAD, MAD World Of The Military Waste Machine

This is one of the best pieces I've read on this issue -- nothing but waste, fraud and abuse everywhere you look.

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Apr 12 15:04

Seven Decades Ago The U.S. Detained 120,000 Japanese-Americans, Could It Happen Again?

As Secretary of State John Kerry visits Hiroshima, Japan, site of the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack which killed 140,000 people, most of them civilians, we turn to another choice the United States made during its fight against Japan in World War II—the decision to imprison 120,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps across the U.S.—and ask: Could something like this happen again?

Apr 12 10:35

U.S. and Saudis Causing Hundreds of Thousands of Children to Starve to Death In Yemen

The United States is a major backer and supporter of the Saudi-led war against Yemen. The U.S. supplies the weapons, and provides most of the targeting and military tactics. See this, this, this, this, this and this. (And see this for background on the Yemen war.)

The Saudi and American military are committing war crimes left and right …

Apr 12 10:22

As Ukraine Collapses, Europeans Tire Of US Interventions

On Sunday Ukrainian prime minister Yatsenyuk resigned, just four days after the Dutch voted against Ukraine joining the European Union. Taken together, these two events are clear signals that the US-backed coup in Ukraine has not given that country freedom and democracy. They also suggest a deeper dissatisfaction among Europeans over Washington’s addiction to interventionism.

Apr 12 09:58

Harvard and Human Rights Watch Call For A Ban On “Killer Robots” Amid Geneva Talks

By Joseph Jankowski

A new report from the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Watch is calling for a ban on lethal autonomous weapons, fearing the implications of handing life or death situations over to “killer robots.”

“Machines have long served as instruments of war, but historically humans have directed how they are used,” senior arms division researcher at Human Rights Watch, Bonnie Docherty, said in a statement...

Apr 12 09:31

Civilian Airliners Now Under Threat by Jihadists Using Anti-Aircraft Missiles Supplied by U.S.

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Civilian airliners are now under threat of being shot out of the sky thanks to American-backed Islamist groups being supplied the portable Stinger surface-to-air missiles (MANPADS) by the U.S. and their Middle East allies, such as Saudi Arabia, in Syria.

Taking a page straight out of the 1980s Afghanistan playbook, these strategic weapons were provided to extremist groups in an effort to assist in toppling the Assad government...

Apr 12 09:09

Ten Revealing War Lies

On January 31, 2003, President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair met in the White House prior to a joint press conference. Bush proposed to Blair that one good way to get a war on Iraq started would be to fly U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colors, in hopes that Iraq would fire on them. This was one of a number of possible ways to get a war started that Bush proposed to Blair. Following the meeting, the two of them walked out to do a joint press conference, of which you can still watch the video.

Apr 12 08:57

FLASHBACK - Debunking the "The Saudis did 9-11" nonsense!

And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don't need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to ask for their money back.

Which is why we know that the claim that Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11 has no more basis in fact than the claim that Saddam had nuclear weapons or that Assad gassed his own people right in front of the UN chemical weapons inspectors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sunday night CBS "60 Minutes" (the same show whose executive producer admitted editing their story on Gennifer Flowers to discredit her and help Bill Clinton win the White House) tried to shift the blame for 9-11 onto Saudi Arabia (after helping put the blame first on Afghanistan and later Iraq).

But Saudi Arabia did not have their agents arrested at the scene after being seen cheering and dancing as the towers came down; Israel did. And Saudi Arabia didn't have a motive to commit 9-11; Israel (and the US) did.

CBS did not mention the arrested Mossad agents, or the numerous scientists and engineers who insist the World Trade Center, especially building 7, were brought down in controlled demolitions.

You need to make this article go viral all over the net, or we are going to see another war started against an innocent nation.

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Apr 12 08:21

Covering Up Hillary’s Libyan Fiasco

Despite Libya’s bloodshed and chaos, ex-Secretary of State Clinton still defends her key role in the 2011 “regime change,” but her reasons don’t withstand scrutiny, as Jonathan Marshall explains.

Apr 11 16:21

How Not To Audit The Pentagon: The Military Waste Machine Is Running Full Speed Ahead

From spending $150 million on private villas for a handful of personnel in Afghanistan to blowing $2.7 billion on an air surveillance balloon that doesn’t work, the latest revelations of waste at the Pentagon are just the most recent howlers in a long line of similar stories stretching back at least five decades.

Apr 11 16:21

Why Are Biological And Chemical Weapons Prohibited, But Not Nuclear Weapons?

Recently, as you may be aware, many in the nuclear disarmament field today are zeroing in on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war. In the March 2016 Arms Control Today, Gro Nystuen and Kjølv Egeland explain that what paved the way for that was the final document of 2010 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. It called “for all States at all times to comply with applicable international law, including international humanitarian law.”

Apr 11 15:24

Terror Profits — Arms Makers Rejoice as American Bombs Drop Faster than they Can Make Them

By Claire Bernish

The United States is dropping bombs on people at such a furious rate, munitions manufacturers have been unable to keep up with demand.

“We’re expending munitions faster than we can replenish them,” Gen. Mark Welsh said, according to an article in USA Today.

With the U.S. military conducting bombing missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve against the self-titled Islamic State in Syria and elsewhere, it’s no wonder weapons-makers are unable to keep up. Allies have also been making use of those munitions — Saudi Arabia employed U.S.-made bombs in Yemen when it hit and killed an ambulance driver in January...

Apr 11 12:37

Lockheed Martin Offers to Site F-16 Fighter Jet Production in India: Part of US Campaign to Make India a “Frontline State”

Lockheed Martin, a premier member of the US military-industrial complex, has announced that it is eager to begin manufacturing its prized fourth-generation fighter jet, the F-16, in India. According to Lockheed Martin India head Phil Shaw, the company is in discussions with New Delhi about producing F-16s in India for both the Indian air force and other militaries.

Apr 11 12:12

US, UK, Turkey Special Forces Aiding ISIS In Syria

All anti-government forces in Syria are terrorists. So-called moderate rebels don’t exist - one of the many Big Lies about Obama’s war, nothing civil about it.

America and its rogue allies continue actively supporting imported death squads wanting Assad toppled.

Reports indicate Obama is preparing to send more special forces to Syria, supplementing numbers on the ground - on the phony pretext of aiding nonexistent “rebels” combat ISIS.

Apr 11 12:04

Taiwan-Born US Navy Officer To Stand Trial For ‘Espionage & Prostitution’

A Taiwanese US naval officer has been charged with espionage, attempted espionage, communicating secret information on national defense to a foreign state, presumably China, as well as prostitution and adultery.

Apr 11 11:59

Turkey: US and Israel warn of 'imminent' attack threat

The United States and Israel on Saturday warned their citizens of a high-level, imminent threat of attacks in Turkey, with Israel urging its citizens to immediately leave the country.

Apr 11 11:58

Kerry Applauds Afghan Security Just Hours Before 2 Blasts In Kabul

At least two explosions have hit the diplomatic quarter of Kabul. The incident happened shortly after U.S. Secretary John Kerry’s visit to Afghanistan’s capital.

Apr 11 11:57

Turkey’s Airstrikes Empty Villages in Iraq’s Dohuk Province

Villages in the northernmost Iraqi province of Dohuk have been targeted repeatedly by Turkish warplanes in recent months, as the renewed Turkish war on the Kurdish PKK spans both sides of the border. It’s taking a major toll on life in the area.

According to officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), about half of the villages in Barwari District, which borders Turkey directly, are completely empty now, with several hundred families displaced deeper into Iraqi Kurdistan by the Turkish war.

Local farmers still go into the area from time to time to tend their crops, but have moved their families away. One such farmer reported the village is being bombed continuously even though it’s empty.

Apr 11 11:53

South China Sea warning looms over G7 summit

Meeting begins with call to end nuclear weapons, but Beijing says Japanese plan to raise maritime concerns threatens to overshadow proceedings

Apr 11 11:53

VA Bosses Falsified Vets’ Wait Times In 7 States, According To New Reports

Two years after whistleblower revelations of manipulated appointment times at the Veterans Medical Center in Phoenix led to findings that the problem was systemic across the Veterans Affairs Department, internal investigations into the matter are finally being released.

Apr 11 11:34

Would A Clinton Win Mean More Wars?

The Democratic Party establishment seems determined to drag Hillary Clinton’s listless campaign across the finish line of her race with Bernie Sanders and then count on Republican divisions to give her a path to the White House. But – if she gets there – the world should hold its breath.

Apr 11 10:36

Nordhausen - Epitome of the Big Lie

Images of Nordhausen are used all over the major media - from Encyclopedia.com, NBC, ABC, and "Holocaust" books written as proof of a deliberate German extermination policy going according to plan. However, almost every prisoner in this imagery was blown up or strafed by British warplanes!

This is a segment from the upcoming feature length documentary video Questioning "The Holocaust : Why We Believed (Part 1 of 2)" - (Warning: very graphic images)

Apr 11 09:30

Carter Dismisses Clinton's State Department Work

ormer President Carter says Hillary Clinton “took very little action” as secretary of State to bring about peace.

Apr 11 09:28

John Pilger: Why Hillary Clinton Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missile.

In 2009, President Obama stood before an adoring crowd in the centre of Prague, in the heart of Europe. He pledged himself to make “the world free from nuclear weapons”. People cheered and some cried. A torrent of platitudes flowed from the media. Obama was subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

It was all fake. He was lying.

Apr 11 09:22

US CHRISTENS FIRST GHOST SHIP (AND THE DAWN OF THE ROBOTIC NAVY)

The Defense Department christened the Sea Hunter, a 132-foot robot ghost ship designed to seek out and track diesel-powered submarines across the ocean. The start of the test phase for the program on Thursday signals a new dawn for autonomous systems at sea, which, Pentagon officials say, will perform an ever-wider variety of jobs and could fundamentally change the way militaries operate on the water.

Apr 11 08:10

PROFESSOR: CIVIL WAR “MOST LIKELY” OUTCOME OF MIGRANT CRISIS

A prominent Danish professor warns that western civilization is “threatened” by the influx of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa and that a “civil war” is the most likely outcome.

Writing in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Professor Helmuth Nyborg, who is an expert in the connection between hormones and intelligence, discussed his previous research on how, “The effect of Europeans having few children and immigrants with low IQ” would lead to “Westerners (being) a minority in Europe, and that the average IQ drops so much that prosperity, democracy and civilization is threatened”.

Apr 11 08:07

British intelligence archives: Navalny is a MI6 & CIA agent

Operation "Shiver" had already been developed at Langley in 1986. The documents were signed by then-CIA Director William Casey. The main goal of the project was to "change the constitutional and political system in Eastern Europe and the USSR".

Tasks are described in as much detail as possible: to change the political and constitutional state system, to acquire control over financial flows, and to extract assets from emerging economies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's all about the plunder!

Apr 10 16:00

Noam Chomsky On Germany's Weapons Exports To Israel, Saudi Arabia

In this video, MIT professor, anarchist, political philosopher and renowned linguist Noam Chomsky discusses the impacts of German arms and weapons exports into Saudi Arabia and Israel. He also talks about the refugee and Syrian crisis that is engulfing neighbouring states as well as the European continent.

Apr 10 13:02

Why We’re Never Told Why We’re Attacked

After a Russian commercial airliner was downed over Egypt’s Sinai last October, Western media reported that the Islamic State bombing was retaliation against Russian airstrikes in Syria. The killing of 224 people, mostly Russian tourists on holiday, was matter-of-factly treated as an act of war by a fanatical group without an air force resorting to terrorism as a way to strike back.

Apr 10 09:56

Bombing The Islamic State Is Like Watering Its Roots

Al Qaeda and the Islamic State’s creation stories can be seen as a combination of domestic despots and foreign intervention. The latter began with Great Britain in the 1800s through World War I and reached its apex with the United States with its invasion of Iraq (not to mention stationing American forces in Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden’s personal bugaboo).

Apr 10 09:34

‘US plane drops arms for Daesh in Iraq’

Several Iraqi policemen claim to have seen US aircraft dropping weapons and munitions for Daesh terrorists in a region west of the Anbar province on Friday.

Apr 10 07:43

Watch THIS VET get furious after protesters STOMP on U.S. Flag

On April 15, 2015, a video was posted to YouTube showing a group of ‘F*** This Flag’ protesters, mostly African-American, who could be seen trying to intimidate a U.S. military Veteran, Jerry Castrogiovanni, while stomping on the U.S. Flag.

Apr 10 07:40

Military convoy, primarily woodland pattern, spotted near Kansas City, Kansas

On April 7, a Twitter User by the name of Kart Racer posted a brief video showing a small military convoy that was parked off to the side of Interstate 70 facing west on just before the HWY 73 exit 224B.

Apr 10 07:39

COMBAT CAM: Iraqi Defense Ministry Shows Video Of Airstrikes Allegedly Targeting ISIS

The Iraqi Defense Ministry released a video allegedly showing its air forces targeting ISIS west of Baghdad.

Apr 09 19:35

DARPA Unveils Plans For World’s First Flotilla of Killer Robot Warships Within 5 Years – “Sea Hunter”

By Nicholas West

As above, so below.

While the global drone arms race heats up across the planet, filling the sky with automated weapons of war, it makes perfect sense that the seas would soon follow.

Amid cries of restraint from members of the scientific community and academia, as well as those within the field of robotics, the U.S. military is forging ahead with the development of a 132-foot “stalker” warship that might soon patrol the world’s oceans in search of enemies...

Apr 09 17:23

United States Of Terrorism? One-Third Of Iraqis Believe The US Supports ISIS

The Office of Inspector General found that nearly “40 percent of Iraqis believe that the United States is working to destabilize Iraq and control its natural resources,” with 30 percent believing the US supports terrorism or Islamic State.

Apr 09 14:00

Military Historian Agrees With Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton Is An Unreconstructed Hawk

In the Democratic presidential race, Senator Bernie Sanders has often clashed with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Apr 09 10:23

In Pilate's Footsteps: Congress Washes Its Hands of Responsibility for Wars

Paradoxically, although the US Congress "loves war," it habitually shirks its Constitutional obligation to "authorize" America's overseas operations, Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams note, warning that it smells danger.

Apr 09 10:23

Pentagon Hooked Vietnam Soldiers on Amphetamines, Painkillers, Steroids

The US military pushed drugs on troops 'like candy,' contributing to astronomical rates of post-service substance abuse, PTSD, and homelessness while also factoring into many of the war’s worst atrocities.

Apr 09 09:46

The Next Enron? Pentagon Bankruptcy Could Lead to Global Crisis

As the Pentagon spends billions on wasteful products, it risks a major financial calamity that threatens global stability.

The infamous F-35 fighter program has been a financial boondoggle. Already costing over $1 trillion to develop, the US Air Force is about to spend another $500 million to upgrade hangar facilities at the first air base chosen to host the new aircraft. With one aircraft barely off the ground, the Pentagon is prepared to spend another estimated $55 billion to produce a next-generation bomber.

It’s unfettered spending like this that leads Col. John A. O’Grady to compare the Pentagon to failed companies like Enron and Lehman Brothers.

Apr 09 09:43

Out With ISIS, In With Ahrar ash-Sham – Erdogan's Plan to Keep the Syrian Border Revealed

No matter which way you cut it one thing is clear: Erdogan's Turkey regards ISIS as a welcome and essential bulwark against the Kurdish YPG.

Yet it's clear the days of that bulwark are numbered.

He needs a replacement and he needs it fast.

Apr 09 07:49

US Deploys Strategic B-52 Bombers in Qatar to Combat Daesh

US Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs said that United States' B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers arrived at an airbase in central Qatar to join the international coalition's fight against the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The B-52 is not a precision weapon that can be used to target terrorists. The B-52 is designed to carpet-bomb wide swaths of ground and everything on it.

Apr 09 07:00

NATO As A War-Racket

NATO is the anti-Russia military club of nations, even after the communist Soviet Union and its military club against the U.S., the Warsaw Pact, ended in 1991 — NATO didn’t reciprocate that by ending itself, as it should have done (and would have done if the U.S. President at the time, George Herbert Walker Bush, had had any basic decency; instead, he said in private, “To hell with that; we won, they didn’t!” but he continued telling Gorbachev that NATO wouldn’t move “one inch to the east” — which promise he was planning to violate, and which his successors have been violating).

Apr 08 16:42

National Security Racketeering Network analysis

This operation extra-judicially targets “Potential Domestic Threats” (innocent Americans) and engages in what is referred to as Outrageous Government Conduct using tactics from the East German Stasi and the U.K.’s GCHQ.

Apr 08 11:04

US-Turkey-Saudi Arabia Arm Terrorists With Surface-to-Air Missiles in Syria

Second Syrian plane shot down by Islamist rebels in one month as al-Nusra and Daesh continue to acquire American weaponry from Turkey, bankrolled by Saudi Arabia.

Apr 08 11:04

The Money Pit Deepens: US Air Force to Spend $500 Million on F-35 Base

After spending over $1 trillion to develop the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the US Air Force is about to spend another $500 million to upgrade installations at Eielson Air Force Base to prepare for the aircraft's arrival.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But there is no money to provide safe drinking water in Flint and other cities.

Apr 08 09:53

Albert Einstein attacked the US for failing to stop Nazi Germany and claimed White House was 'controlled by near fascist financiers', private letter reveals

The German-born, Jewish scientist believed his adopted homeland would have failed to confront Nazi Germany if Hitler were not a lunatic, intent on world domination.

He also suggested that for the first part of Second World War the White House was 'controlled by near fascist financiers' who sided with the Nazi regime, which was why the US did not enter the war until December 1941.

Apr 08 08:18

ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation. Top Ten “Indications”

ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It’s a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag. For many alternative news readers, this may be patently obvious, but this article is written for the large majority of people in the world who still have no idea who is really behind the rise of ISIS. No matter which name they go by – ISIS, ISIL, IS or Daesh – the group has been deliberately engineered by the US and Israel to achieve certain geopolitical goals. They are a religious, fundamentalist, Sunni terrorist organization created to terrorize and overthrow certain secular or Shiite Arab nations such as Syria and Iraq, but they are not just “Islamic”. They may be Muslims, and they may be advocating an Islamic State, but they are very much working towards the goals of Zionism.

Apr 08 05:01

Damage Extensive for Crippled U.S. Littoral Ship in Singapore

The USS Fort Worth, the third Littoral Combat Ship deployed by the U.S. Navy, suffered “extensive damage” during the botched maintenance procedure in January that’s left the crippled vessel sidelined in Singapore ever since, according to the service’s top weapons buyer.

A Navy team has been examining the vessel built by Lockheed Martin Corp. since the January 12 incident, when gears that propel the ship were damaged, Assistant Navy Secretary Sean Stackley said in Washington. An investigation is continuing into the failure that’s thought to have been caused by crew error rather than a design flaw.

Apr 07 17:28

Nearly 14% Of Veterans Engage In Suicidal Thinking – Study

A two-year national study conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs found that 280 out of some 2,000 veterans reported suicidal thinking. At more than triple the rate for the general public, the authors hope to highlight ways to address the issue.

Apr 07 15:16

The Wars in Our Schools

Politicians and the school boards, time and again, claim their school systems are broke. No money for books, teacher's salaries and pensions, healthy lunches, etc. And yet, in 2015, the U.S. spent $598 billion on the military. That's nearly 10 times what it spent on education.

Apr 07 14:36

‘Punisher’: Shoulder-Fired Grenade Launcher XM 25 Could Transform US Army

The US Army is scheduled to introduce a new shoulder-fired grenade launching weapon that could change infantry warfare, according to its manufacturers. The next Pentagon budget provides enough funds for more than 100 of them.

Apr 07 11:35

U.S. approves possible $386 million sale of bombs to Australia

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $386 million sale of precision-guided bombs to Australia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Wednesday.

Apr 07 11:26

4-star admiral wants to confront China. White House says not so fast

The U.S. military’s top commander in the Pacific is arguing behind closed doors for a more confrontational approach to counter and reverse China’s strategic gains in the South China Sea, appeals that have met resistance from the White House at nearly every turn.

Apr 07 11:23

Hollande Says Paris, Berlin Must Take Fight to Terrorists 'Outside Europe'

Germany, as well as France should be prepared to carry out military missions outside Europe in order to counter terrorism, French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Start by attacking CIA and Mossad. That will end about 90% of the terror right there!

Apr 07 10:19

Ex-Veterans Affairs chief sentenced to prison for theft

A former Veterans Affairs supervisor was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison after he was convicted of stealing federal funds, which he used to pay for lap dances, sex and gambling, said U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While tens of thousands of veterans are denied any help for their injuries...

Apr 07 08:46

Trump Blasts US Support for NATO and Ukraine

US presidential candidate Donald Trump keeps committing veritable political suicide.

His "politically incorrect" broadsides on issues like immigration, race, abortion, and foreign relations have all failed to weaken his support with Republican voters. Quite the opposite.

Now The Donald is lambasting NATO as "obsolete" and attacking Europe's handling of the Ukraine crisis. In his speech to an audience in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on April 2nd, he again doubled down:

Apr 07 08:44

Pentagon chief seeks reforms, calls Russia ‘No. 1 strategic threat’

Seeking to make the US military more efficient and better coordinated in the face of “strategic threat” from Russia, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is looking for “practical updates” to the Pentagon’s organizational framework established in the 1970s.

Apr 06 15:33

The Challenge After ISIS

A major deficiency in America’s history of involvement with armed conflict overseas has been inattention to whatever would follow defeat of the bête noire of the moment. The outstanding example is, of course, the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, with the promoters of that war being irresponsibly negligent in not seriously considering that the aftermath of deposing the Iraqi regime would be anything other than a stable and democratic polity.

Apr 06 14:26

UK Documentary Exposes Saudi Role In Global Terror Operations

ITV’s Exposure: Saudi Arabia Uncovered portrays the horrific brutality with which the House of Saud maintains its rule and has been the subject of intense media commentary.

Apr 06 12:21

Military Wants ‘Safe Space Away From Public Gaze’ To Come Up With Policy, Including Trident

Britain’s notoriously transparency-shy Defence Ministry says it wants to make major policy decisions without “public comment,” a Freedom of Information (FoI) request on the cost of Trident made by Reuters has shown.

Some commentators suggest replacing Britain’s ageing nuclear deterrent could cost upwards of £160 billion (US$227 billion).

Apr 06 11:04

“Puppet on a String”: Hillary as President would be Catastrophic for the US and the World

Clinton is the walking, talking definition of a political prostitute, completely controlled by special interests, Israel and the shadow establishment. Since the beginning of 2013, Clinton has received at least $21.7 million for 92 speeches she has given to private organizations and groups. This includes $225,000 from Morgan Stanley; $225,000 from Deutsche Bank; $225,000 from Bank of America; and $675,000 from the Goldman Sachs Group (for three separate speeches). George Soros, the investor, billionaire and regime change extraordinaire, has also put millions into Clinton’s campaign.

Apr 06 10:52

Rating the Candidates: Who wants war?

So how do I rank them? Bernie is best choice but unlikely to be on the ballot. I then would have to go with Trump in hopes that I can trust him to pay heed to the whispering of his better angels. That leaves Hillary, who is completely corrupted by interest groups and a reliable establishment warmonger. Or Cruz who comes across as a crazed zealot with little in the way of the Christian virtues that he so often cites. Kasich doesn’t seem to actually stand for anything but maybe he would prove to be a tough talking street guy too timid and insecure to be dangerous. It’s a hard choice, but I think that Hillary is capable of doing more damage than Cruz, who would be reined in somewhat by a Congress that truly hates him. I would go with Bernie, then Trump, then Kasich. I could never vote for Cruz or Hillary under any circumstances. God save America!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is unfortunate that by the time Americans "vote", the corporate choices have already been made for us.

It's which candidates can do the most good for the corporations which fund them, covertly and overtly, and that is not at all how a functioning democratic republic works.

Apr 06 10:06

IMPERIAL HUMAN SACRIFICE IN YEMEN

“America is like a terrible girlfriend to the rest of the world. If someone hurts America, she remembers it forever. But if she does anything bad, she’s like: ‘Whaaatt? I didn’t do anything!’ America, why do you keep bombing those people in Yemen? ‘Because nine-eleven, okay. Nine-eleven. So shut up!’”

Apr 06 09:55

Islamic Extremism Not Only Protean But Potentially Synergistic

We recently ran a post titled Islamic Extremism Is Nothing if Not Protean. “Whack the mole of the Islamic State and Al Qaeda will pop up,” we remarked. That was based on the concept of one or the other. But what if, instead of one replacing the other, as the Islamic State seemed to do with Al Qaeda, a new organism formed which was a consolidation of the two?

Apr 06 08:47

Western states block Kurdish participation in Syria peace talks proposed by Russia

Russia’s proposal to include Kurds in Geneva Syrian talks was vetoed by the UN Security Council’s Western members, UN envoy Vitaly Churkin reported, saying this contradicts UN resolutions on Syrian reconciliation and ignores calls for inclusive talks.

Apr 06 06:42

VA Strips 250,000 Veterans Of Their Gun Rights

April 05, 2016 - Senator Chuck Grassley and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Senator Johnny Isakson penned a letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald about the VA's practice of reporting vets to the FBI's NCIS database as unfit to own a gun.

Apr 05 15:49

US-Backed Colombian Peace Treaty Grants Impunity For War Crimes

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on March 26 told a press conference in Bogota that the failure of his government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to sign a peace deal by the previously-announced deadline of March 23 was due to the guerrilla movement’s inability to agree upon “a firm precise and clear date for disarmament.”

Apr 05 15:26

‘Scaring Fanaticism For Islam’ ISIS Fighter From Russia Takes Wife & 3 Kids To Syria, His Docs Found

Among the pile of jihadi documents recovered from a town liberated by Syrian Kurds, an RT Documentary crew found several foreign passports.

Apr 05 15:15

Vietnam War At 50: Have We Learned Nothing?

Last week Defense Secretary Ashton Carter laid a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington in commemoration of the “50th anniversary”
of that war. The date is confusing, as the war started earlier and ended far
later than 1966. But the Vietnam War at 50 commemoration presents a good opportunity to reflect on the war and whether we have learned anything from it.

Apr 05 14:33

US AIR FORCE HIRES PRIVATE COMPANIES TO FLY DRONES IN WAR ZONES

U.S. Air Force officials has begun to hire private companies to fly drone aircraft operating over Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The unprecedented move is in response to demands from the Obama administration to dramatically expand the drone war just as the Pentagon faces a critical shortage of military pilots. As a result, civilian pilots will directly participate in military operations for the first time since the drone wars began about a decade ago. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Air Force signed contracts with two private companies in 2015 to provide enough pilots to fly two “combat air patrols” or 24-hour surveillance flights that would involve as many as eight MQ-9 Reaper drones per day. The Air Force plans to eventually expand its fleet of privately piloted drones to 40 over the next four years. Of the two companies, one, Aviation Unmanned, is a small, veteran-owned outfit operating out of Dallas, Texas, which was awarded a contract on August 24.

Apr 05 14:33

Aiden Aslin Fought ISIS With Kurdish Peshmerga, Now British Govt Wants Him Jailed

Criminal charges against Briton Aiden Aslin, 22, who joined Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, must be dropped, his supporters said at a protest in his home town of Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Apr 05 13:23

Military Industrial Complex: British Army Teams Up With Big Business To Swell Ranks

With recruitment in crisis, the British Army is teaming up with private firms to encourage their workers to join the Armed Forces’ “woefully undermanned” reserves.

Apr 05 13:03

Understanding the fight in Artaskh between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Nagorno-Karabkh is a small enclave within Azerbaijan, however, since the end of the war in 1994, Armenian paramilitaries and the government of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabkh hold other lands in Azerbaijan proper creating an unhinged border between Armenia and the unrecognized Republic. The embarrassing defeat to the demographically and militarily inferior Armenian forces accelerated nationalist sentiment in Azerbaijan. This led to the destruction of ancient Armenian sites in a systematic manner in an attempt to remove all cultural and historical legacies of the Armenian people in Azerbaijan and to falsify history, particularly in the Nakhichevan enclave. This is in the same manner in which Turkey had attempted to remove all Armenian cultural and historical legacy in its land that eventually culminated into the Armenian genocide. The Azeri’s as ethnic and linguistic brethren to the Turks have continued this policy of eliminating any Armenian connection to the land.

Apr 05 12:58

‘Exciting Time For Pacific Airpower’: Alaska Air Force Base To Get F-35 Fighter Jets

The secretary of the US Air Force has approved a plan to deploy two new squadrons of F-35 fighter jets along with thousands of military personnel at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska by 2020.

Apr 05 12:57

Kamikaze Mission? SAS Train To Fight ISIS In Crash-Prone ‘Transformer’ Aircraft

British Special Forces are training aboard a heavily-armed Osprey heliplane to rapidly respond to terror attacks on UK soil – despite the US-made aircraft’s history of fatal crashes.

Apr 05 12:55

No nuclear security ‘so long as nuclear weapons exist,’ say activists

Anti-nuclear organization stages rally outside of security summit to call on world leaders to eliminate all weapons

Apr 05 11:36

Fifty years later, we’ve learned nothing from Vietnam

Sadly, unlike after the Vietnam fiasco there has been almost no backlash against the U.S. empire. In fact, President Obama has continued the same failed policy and Congress doesn’t even attempt to reign him in. On the very anniversary of that disastrous 2003 invasion, President Obama announced that he was sending U.S. Marines back into Iraq! And not a word from Congress. We’ve seemingly learned nothing. There have been too many war anniversaries! We want an end to all these pointless wars. It’s time we learn from these horrible mistakes.

Apr 05 08:35

US Trains New Syria “Rebels”, State Dept Ends Clinton Emails Probe & 5 Other “Not April Fools”

By Baran Hines

Friday, American officials revealed multiple pieces of information important to the changing geopolitical situation while the internet seemed to take a break from alternative news for April Fools Day and the weekend. Many of the new revelations were disclosed during a press briefing for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. led coalition efforts to target Islamic State.

U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the operation, began Friday’s April Fools briefing with a summary of claims of success against Islamic State. Warren stated that U.S. efforts have been responsible for “dismantling their headquarters and disrupting their efforts to plan attacks here on the battlefields” during the targeting of “ISIL leadership” in Iraq and Syria. He also claims ISIS leadership has trouble enforcing the declared caliphate as they are “hunkered down with a degraded ability to shoot, move or communicate” due to U.S. coalition efforts.

Apr 05 08:06

Weapons control regime in Europe is dead, says Russia’s envoy to NATO

The deployment of a US tank brigade to Europe is yet more proof that international treaties on troop movements are not working, and that weapons control on the continent is dead, Russia’s permanent representative to NATO has said.

Apr 05 08:05

Azerbaijan tells Armenia to 'free occupied territories,' sends letters to UN, NATO, EU

Azerbaijan has set conditions for ceasefire in the troubled Nagorny-Karabakh region, saying that Armenia must withdraw from "occupied territories." Meanwhile, Armenia has said it would recognize the region's independence if the situation on the ground worsens.

Apr 05 08:04

Top Commodity: Russia Has Its Hands Full With S-400 Orders

Why is Russia working double-time churning out ever more S-400 anti-aircraft missiles? What bonuses did the Syrian campaign bring to Russia’s arms manufacturers and how will Russia’s missile forces benefit from the launch of a new plant in Nizhny Novgorod?

Apr 05 08:01

US Navy’s F-35 Conducts First 1,000-Pound Bomb Test

Surpassing $1 trillion, the F-35 program is the most expensive weapon program in history. Despite that high price tag, the aircraft has faced a number of problems. Major cyberattack vulnerabilities, technical issues with the jet’s propulsion system, and software problems related to the state-of-the-art helmets have all stalled the aircraft’s production.

Earlier tests also showed that the F-35 failed in mock dogfights against the aging F-16, the very jet the F-35 is meant to replace.

Writing for War on the Rocks last month, US Col. Mike Pietrucha expressed his doubts that the F-35 would ever stand up against Russian and Chinese defenses.

Apr 05 07:23

Report: VA unfairly denied services to 125K post-9/11 veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs is wrongfully denying services to roughly 125,000 post-9/11 veterans with other than honorable discharges, according to a joint study released Wednesday by two veterans advocacy groups and Harvard Law School.

Some veterans are missing out on benefits such as healthcare, housing help for the homeless and disability services, in part, because the VA’s own rules are in contravention of the original GI Bill of Rights passed by Congress in 1944, according to the study. That represents roughly 6.5 percent of post-9/11 veterans, including more than 33,000 who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Veterans who have served since 9/11 are being excluded from the VA at a higher rate than any other generation of veterans,” said Dana Montalto, the study’s author and a Liman Fellow with the Harvard Law School’s Veterans Legal Clinic. “They’re being denied very basic services.”

Apr 05 06:37

In a nutshell: NATO chief vows to make US allies ramp up defense bills citing ‘Russian aggression’

Following a meeting with US President Obama, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg lauded the block’s “biggest reinforcement since Cold War,” promising European members will step up defense spending, while listing an “assertive Russia” among the alliance’s chief threats.

Apr 05 06:36

DHS: FEMA to conduct full-scale exercise at NH nuclear power plant Friday

SEABROOK, New Hampshire (INTELLIHUB) — Under authority from the Department of Homeland Security and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, FEMA will be conducting a full-scale exercise at the NextEra Energy Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant this Friday.

Apr 05 06:27

Sanders and Trump Voters Are More Skeptical of War Than Clinton, Cruz Voters

A PEW POLL released this week finds that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders voters share a more skeptical view of U.S. military adventurism than Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton supporters.

On most other issues, Democratic and Republican voters find themselves diametrically opposed, but this issue splits each party.

Apr 05 06:12

Turkish President Erdogan announces support for Azerbaijan in Karabakh war

Turkish President Recep Erdogan stated that Turkey would support Azerbaijan in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

At the congress of the Red Crescent Society in Ankara, Erdogan expressed his firm belief that one day Karabakh would return to its real owner. Erdogan made it clear that Turkey had always been on the of Azerbaijan, and was not going to change this position.

Apr 04 13:14

The Cover-up of the Damning 9/11 Report Continues

Do Americans have the right to learn whether a foreign government helped finance the 9/11 attacks? A growing number of congressmen and senators are demanding that a 28-page portion of a 2002 congressional report finally be declassified. The Obama administration appears to be resisting, and the stakes are huge. What is contained in those pages could radically change Americans’ perspective on the war on terror.

Apr 04 12:52

Why Are Disproportionate Numbers Of Islamic Extremists Engineers?

In a wide-ranging article (highly recommended) in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Berrett address a new book on Islamic extremists by social scientists Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog, Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection Between Violent Extremism and Education (Princeton University Press). Berrett writes:

DO ENGINEERING PROGRAMS SELECT A CERTAIN KIND OF PERSON, ONE WHO ARRIVES ON CAMPUS ALREADY PREDISPOSED TOWARD ACTS OF TERROR? DOES SOMETHING IN THESE PROGRAMS WORSEN SOME STUDENTS’ TENDENCY TOWARD EXTREMISM? OR IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TERRORISM AND ENGINEERING SIMPLY AN INTRIGUING CORRELATION WITH NO DEEPER MEANING?

Apr 04 12:03

Military Forced To Reject Claim Falklands Left Vulnerable To Attack

British Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials have been forced to deny claims the Falkland Islands have been left vulnerable to attack because no British ships are stationed in the south Atlantic.

Following reports by the Independent claiming no Royal Navy ships had docked with the islands since November 2015, a spokesperson insisted the Falklands remain well protected.

Apr 04 11:41

Why US Neocons Consider Azerbaijan 'as Important' as Ukraine for Russia

After the fighting, both sides reported numerous victims and accused each other of breaking the ceasefire. However, who really stands behind the escalation of the frozen conflict, remains unclear.

The newspaper referred to US political expert Zbigniew Brzezinski who said the fate of Azerbaijan is closely connected with the fate of Russia. New violent clashes in the disputed regions could prove dangerous for Moscow especially given the fact that important oil and natural gas pipelines run through the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which suggests a third party might have fired the first few shots that broke the cease-fire.

Apr 04 11:39

Baku Threatens to Launch 'Powerful' Strikes Against Karabakh Capital

The Azeri defense minister will order artillery shelling of the capital of the self-proclaimed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Hankendi (Stepanakert), if the Armenian army continues to carry out artillery strikes against settlements of the territory of Azerbaijan, the Azeri Defense Ministry said Monday.

Apr 04 10:53

Ex-Iraqi Interpreter For US Army Abandoned, Stranded On Macedonia Border

Among thousands of refugees trapped on the Greek and Macedonian (FYROM) border there are some who qualify for asylum more than others.

Apr 04 10:09

Video: Azerbaijan Claims Ceasefire In Nagorny-Karabakh, Armenia Says Hostilities Continue

Azerbaijan has decided to unilaterally cease all hostilities in Karabakh, the country’s Defense Ministry said. It added it would resume military action if attacked.

Apr 04 10:08

Why Are There 12 American Generals Leading the War in Iraq That Doesn’t Exist?

But we thought there weren't going to be any boots on the ground? So why are there not one but TWELVE generals there??

Apr 04 10:06

Growing Provocation: US to Hold New Military Drills Near South China Sea

The US Navy reportedly plans to hold naval exercises not far from the disputed islands in the South China Sea in early April.

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still file image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy

This information appeared shortly after a conversation between Xi Jinping and Barack Obama, during which the Chinese leader warned other countries on the actions that could harm China's sovereignty.
Tensions continue to mount between the US and China with an escalation of aggressive posturing on both sides.

When exactly the military drills will begin and what ships will take part in it has yet to be reported. China has territorial disputes with countries such as Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government does appear to be hell-bent on provoking China into a war it cannot win.

And I say that, because at this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with China.

Unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for the US government to possibly do is absolutely no guarantee that it will not do it.

Apr 04 10:02

Trump Sparks NATO Debate: ‘Obsolete’ Or ‘Tripwire That Could Lead To World War III’?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed NATO on the campaign trail this week, saying he can live with breaking up the military alliance, which he calls “obsolete.”

Apr 04 09:19

U.S. Special Operations units are using faulty rifle sights

The U.S. government is aware of the problem and sued the sight’s maker in November for fraud, accusing the company, L-3 Communications, of covering up a variety of issues with the sight, which has been used by every branch of the military, the FBI, the State Department and local law enforcement.

The company quickly settled for $25.6 million. “A sight that ‘almost works’ is not acceptable,” said Naval Criminal Investigative Service Director Andrew Traver in a news release the day the settlement was announced.

But more than four months later, the equipment has not been recalled or replaced, say current service members and military officials.

Apr 04 08:25

Why the North Korean Regime Is Not Long for This World

At first glance you probably wouldn’t think that there is anything unusual going on in North Korea. Granted, compared to every other nation on Earth North Korea is a pretty unusual place, but their antics are fairly routine. Most of the time you won’t hear much about the country, but about once or twice a year they’ll start kicking and screaming like a toddler with nuclear weapons. They’ll threaten their neighbors and overseas enemies (that’s us) with destruction and beg for foreign aid, and maybe make a few high-profile executions before going dark again.

However, this round of provocations and demands is different.

(read more)

Apr 04 07:55

Growing Provocation: US to Hold New Military Drills Near South China Sea

The US Navy reportedly plans to hold naval exercises not far from the disputed islands in the South China Sea in early April.

Apr 04 07:50

Military Forced To Reject Claim Falklands Left Vulnerable To Attack

British Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials have been forced to deny claims the Falkland Islands have been left vulnerable to attack because no British ships are stationed in the south Atlantic.

Apr 04 07:48

Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We would be Able to Totally Obliterate Them.”

On July 3, 2015, presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton addressed a hand-picked audience at a Dartmouth College campaign event. She lied calling Iran an “existential threat to Israel… I hope we are able to get a deal next week that puts a lid on (its) nuclear weapons program.”

Even if we do get such a deal, we will still have major problems from Iran. They are the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism.

They use proxies like Hezbollah to sow discord and create insurgencies to destabilize governments. They are taking more and more control of a number of nations in the region and they pose an existential threat to Israel.

We…have to turn our attention to working with our partners to try to reign in and prevent this continuing Iranian aggressiveness.

Fact: US and Israeli intelligence both say Iran’s nuclear program has no military component. No evidence whatever suggests Tehran wants one. Plenty indicates otherwise.

Apr 04 07:46

Expensive Weapons of Mass Destruction: As Saudi and Allies Bombard Yemen, US Clocks up $33 Billion Arms Sales in Eleven Months

Sometimes even to the most towering cynic, American hypocrisy is more than breathtaking.

As they lambast their latest “despot”, Syria’s President Assad – a man so popular in his country and the region that the US Embassy in Damascus had, by the end of 2006, devised a plan to oust him (1) arms sales to countries where human rights are not even a glimmer on the horizon have for the US (and UK) become an eye watering bonanza.

Apr 04 07:46

Azerbaijan Launches Wide Scale Attack on Nagorno-Karabagh. Geopolitical Implications

Azerbaijan launched a full-blown attack on multiple positions of the Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh, NKR) contact line overnight on April 1-2. The Azerbaijani army employed tanks, military helicopters, drones, and various caliber weapons in an assault targeting the Line of Contact on the southern, southeastern, and northeastern fronts. The NKR Defense Army retaliated, and, according to the NKR Defense Ministry Twitter page, brought down two helicopters and two drones, and destroyed three tanks. There are multiple casualties on both sides. Civilians have also been targeted. According to reports, 12-year-old Vaghinag Grigoryan was killed in the Marduni region, while two other children were wounded, from a Grad BM-21 multiple rocket launcher attack.

Apr 04 07:44

How a $2.7 Billion Submarine Was Crippled by Defective Parts

A $2.7 billion attack submarine, the USS Minnesota, has been out of commission for more than a year because of a defective pipe joint near the ship’s nuclear-powered engine.

The defective part, which is worth about $10,000, was installed near the ship’s nuclear power plant. Engineers discovered the poorly welded steam pipe in early 2015, and ongoing repairs have led to the ship being stuck in overhaul ever since, according to Navy Times.

Apr 04 07:43

South China Sea: Japanese Warships Dock in Philippines Near Disputed Waters

A Japanese submarine and two destroyers have arrived to the major Philippine port of Subic located in the vicinity of the disputed South China Sea water routes, to uphold “peace and stability” in the region, the Philippine Navy have said.

Apr 04 07:36

Escalation of hostilities in disputed Nagorny-Karabakh

Violence on the border with Azerbaijan in Nagorny-Karabakh region escalated overnight on Saturday, reportedly with the use of tanks, artillery and military aircraft. Baku and Yerevan blame each other for triggering the hostilities.

Apr 04 07:33

'I Pray for Sanders' - Oliver Stone Condemns Clinton’s ‘Corrupt’ Policy

An Academy Award-winning movie director criticized former US State Secretary for contributing to almost every major conflict of recent decades and for refusing to accept the fact that “the Cold War” era is over.

Apr 04 07:12

Vietnam War at 50: Have We Learned Nothing?

Some 60,000 Americans were killed fighting in that war more than 8,000 miles away. More than a million Vietnamese military and civilians also lost their lives. The US government did not accept that it had pursued a bad policy in Vietnam until the bitter end. But in the end the war was lost and we went home, leaving the destruction of the war behind. For the many who survived on both sides, the war would continue to haunt them.

It was thought at the time that we had learned something from this lost war. The War Powers Resolution was passed in 1973 to prevent future Vietnams by limiting the president’s ability to take the country to war without the Constitutionally-mandated Congressional declaration of war. But the law failed in its purpose and was actually used by the war party in Washington to make it easier to go to war without Congress.

Such legislative tricks are doomed to failure when the people still refuse to demand that elected officials follow the Constitution.

Apr 03 15:58

Hack The Pentagon, Win $150,000

The US Department of Defense is calling for hackers to infiltrate the Pentagon – and offering a $150,000 prize to the winner.

The “Hack the Pentagon” competition asks digital locksmiths to try and penetrate the fortress’ security and find vulnerabilities.

Registration is now open and the pilot program runs from April 18 to May 12.

Apr 03 13:59

Pentagon Will Spend $317mn On Hi-Tech Cloth For US Army

The Pentagon has announced a $317-million initiative to develop high-tech textiles that will revolutionize US Army gear and offer American servicemen James Bond-like capabilities to sense chemical agents, change color and monitor the wearer’s health.

Apr 03 09:03

Azerbaijan Destroys 10 Armenian Tanks in Nagorno-Karabakh - Ministry

Armenia has lost 10 battle tanks during the intensified Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan, according to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels like a repeat of the Georgian conflict a few years ago. The goal is to plunge that isthmus into war to prevent its being used by Russia when the US invades Iran.

Apr 03 09:01

Karabakh Defense Army liberates base captured by Azerbaijan in Talish direction

At dawn, in response to large-scale artillery shelling by Azerbaijani forces, the Defense Army undertook counteroffensive measures and dominated the strategic base in the direction of Talish, which was earlier occupied by Azerbaijani forces. The enemy suffered heavy losses, and was forced to retreat, informed the Press Service of the Nagorno Karabakh Defense Army.

Apr 03 08:55

IMF's Christine Lagarde: "When The World Goes Downhill, We Thrive"

"When the world around the IMF goes downhill, we thrive. We become extremely active because we lend money, we earn interest and charges and all the rest of it, and the institution does well. When the world goes well and we’ve had years of growth, as was the case back in 2006 and 2007, the IMF doesn’t do so well both financially and otherwise."
- Chrstine Lagarde

Apr 03 08:44

Surprise! America's Largest News Service Collaborated With Nazi Germany

According to a new and completely unsurprising academic study, the Associated Press published "material directly from Joseph Goebbels’s infamous propaganda machine" leading up to and during WWII, including anti-Soviet propaganda used to cover up some of worst crimes committed by Nazi Germany.

German historian Harriet Scharnberg discovered that "instead of printing pictures of the days-long Lviv pogroms with its thousands of Jewish victims, the American press was only supplied with photographs showing the victims of the Soviet police and ‘brute’ Red Army war criminals.”

Apr 03 08:41

Sputnik reporters shelled in Nagorny-Karabakh despite Baku’s claim of ceasefire

Sputnik Armenia news outlet journalists came under fire when entering the city of Martakert in Nagorny-Karabakh, the media says. The journalists weren’t injured.

According to social media reports, residents are leaving the city, which is some three kilometers from the frontline.

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