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WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Jul 16 08:01

Veteran died and lay undiscovered in his house for 4 months, says sister

She said her brother died of a heart attack sometime in January, and she believes his heart failed because of severe weight loss caused by medication he had been taking.
His body wasn't found until police entered his home in mid-May

Jul 16 04:39

The World Rebukes Netanyahu

In a rare rebuke to his bullying, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to stop the United States and five other world powers from reaching an agreement to constrain but not eliminate Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, Netanyahu still is dominating how the U.S. public and congressional debate is being framed, with Iran accused of regional “aggression” in four countries.

There is little truth and much exaggeration to Netanyahu’s depiction of what is going on in the Middle East. Yet, the U.S. mainstream media mindlessly reprises Netanyahu’s falsehoods...

Netanyahu’s reference to “Iran’s aggression,” which is now becoming a conventional-wisdom talking point in Official Washington, was curious since Iran has not invaded another country for centuries. In 1980, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq – at the urging of Saudi Arabia – invaded Iran. But Iran has not invaded any of the four countries that Netanyahu cited.

Jul 16 04:34

US/Israeli/Saudi ‘Behavior’ Problems

There is a madness in how the mainstream U.S. media presents the world to the American people, a delusional perspective that arguably creates an existential threat to humanity’s survival. We have seen this pattern in the biased depiction of the Ukraine crisis and now in how Official Washington is framing the debate over the Iranian nuclear agreement.

In this American land of make-believe, Iran is assailed as the chief instigator of instability in the Middle East. Yet, any sane and informed person would dispute that assessment, noting the far greater contributions made by Israel, Saudi Arabia and, indeed, the United States.

The larger issue for the American people is what to do with this insane political-media system that dominates Official Washington. Either these powers-that-be are detached from reality or they are deceitful propagandists who think they can manipulate us with lies and distortions.

Jul 16 04:27

A Review of GAZA WRITES BACK — Gary Corseri

I have sometimes thought that if wars could be shown in slow-motion, we could put an end to this barbarism that gives the lie to all claims of “civilization” and “humanity.”

GAZA WRITES BACK is one of those very rare books that depicts war in slow motion.

The 23 stories here, written by 15 young authors (from late teens to early 30s, all but three female) were compiled to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of “Operation Cast Lead”—the name Israel gave to its 2008-2009 campaign to once more (but not finally) “mow the lawn” in Occupied Palestine—mostly, in this case, in Gaza.

It is a book that vivifies and personalizes the horrors, but also adumbrates the gnawing losses, the indelible memories.

Jul 15 14:18

Latest Outrageous ISIS Propaganda: Terrorists Will Behead the Statue of Liberty

Now there is a report that may finally outrage at least a few red-blooded Americans — the terror group has announced it will behead the Statue of Liberty.

Jul 15 13:58

Ron Paul Warns: Greece Today, America Tomorrow?

America will never get its fiscal house in order until we change our foreign policy and stop wasting trillions on unnecessary and unconstitutional wars.

Jul 15 12:56

Huntington Ingalls Industries receives $3.35bn contract to build Gerald R Ford class carrier

Huntington Ingalls Industries has secured a $3.35bn contract to design and construct the second Gerald R Ford class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F Kennedy (CVN 79).

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Even though the Gerald R Ford is proving to be as much a boondoggle as the F-35!

Jul 15 12:55

US Navy test fires SM-6 against ‘over-the-horizon' threat

The US Navy's USS Desert Ship (LLS-1) crew, the surface-to-air weapons testing site, has successfully test fired a Raytheon-built Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) against a medium-range supersonic target from 'over-the-horizon'.

The mission was part of a test series for the Naval Integrated Fire Control - Counter Air (NIFC-CA) programme. NIFC-CA is designed to connect US Navy ships and airborne sensors into a single network.

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This is a continuation of the Aegis-CEC program which accidentally shot down TWA 800. This article does not report that the missile actually hit the intended target.

Jul 15 12:39

13 holes in government & media account of 2005 London Bombings

Train the alleged bombers are supposed to have caught from Luton was cancelled that day

Benjamin Netanyahu who was in London that day and Israeli embassy had a warning before the 'surprise attack' bombings according to AP journalist Amy Tiebel and Israeli embassy spokesperson Dan Sheham

Jul 15 12:03

Republicans hate the Iran nuclear deal because it means we won't bomb Iran

As soon as President Obama announced the historic nuclear agreement between the US and Iran on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidates raced to see who could get out the most hyperbolic, foaming-at-the-mouth condemnation of the potential for peace.

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Okay, Jed and Lindsey, if you really feel that way about it... Here are your rifles. Here are your parachutes. We ran out of the desert camo but here are two bright da-glo orange jumpsuit from the CIA's torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport aircraft, and we will call Tehran and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But We The People remember the lies about stolen incubators that tricked us into the first invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember the lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember how only a year ago the government tried to trick us into war with Syria with more lies about poison gas.

We The People remember how there weren't really torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin or a Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, but how there really WERE weapons on board the Lusitania.

In short, We The People remember all the lies, frauds, and deceptions used to trick us into wars of conquest, to send our young people out to die in wars created out of thin air by and for the money-junkies. I think it is time that we have a new rule in America; that those who want war are the first to the front lines. You are all splendidly brave with the lives of other peoples' children. Let's see the true measure of your courage and commitment to war.

You first!

Jul 15 11:37

238,000 US veterans died waiting for health care – leaked document

A leaked document shows nearly one-third of the 847,000 veterans in the Department of Veteran Affairs’ backlog died while waiting for treatment, amounting to more than 238,000 patients, according to documents obtained by the Huffington Post.

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The VA has a higher kill-rate of Americans than ISIS!

Jul 15 10:54

So You Think Military Intervention is a Good Idea?

And just in case you are one of those poor government or media people who are not as well educated in history as the average American citizen, here is a comprehensive but by no means complete list of just how many times We The People have been made total fools of by the US Government and the corporate media.

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Jul 15 10:35

Pacifying Israel, Pentagon says will utilize military option against Iran if needed

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the US might utilize the “military option” against Iran in a bid to pacify Israel after Tehran, Washington and five other world powers concluded nuclear talks in Vienna.

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So, even though a deal has been reached, both the US and Israel (well, Israel; the US is just going along) will launch a war with Iran in which young Americans are going to be killed and crippled! If I were Obama I would fire Carter for this insubordination!

Jul 15 09:44

Missiles detach from landing warplane at British air base

An official says British military authorities are trying to collect a pair of missiles lying on the runway of Britain's Akrotiri air base in Cyprus after they detached from a landing Tornado warplane.

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Oops! :)

Jul 15 06:11

ISRAELI SPECIAL FORCES ASSASSINATED SENIOR SYRIAN OFFICIAL

On Aug. 1, 2008, a small team of Israeli commandos entered the waters near Tartus, Syria, and shot and killed a Syrian general as he was holding a dinner party at his seaside weekend home. Muhammad Suleiman, a top aide to the Syrian president, was shot in the head and neck, and the Israeli military team escaped by sea. While Israel has never spoken about its involvement, secret U.S. intelligence files confirm that Israeli special operations forces assassinated the general while he vacationed at his luxury villa on the Syrian coast.

Israel’s involvement in Suleiman’s assassination raises questions about both the purpose of the killing, as well as whether Israel violated international law in conducting the operation.

Jul 14 22:05

Countering the neo-Cold Warriors

Shortly, the "gruesome twosome" of U.S.-Russian relations, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and NATO Supreme Commander General Philip Breedlove, will be joined by a third neo-Cold Warrior, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, the prospective Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to become the "terrible troika" of American officials clamoring for a military showdown with Moscow.

Jul 14 15:53

You Won’t Believe How Many Vets Died Without Receiving VA Treatment

Recently leaked documents have found that over 800,000 veterans are on the VA’s backlog, which began when they started their electronic health care enrollment in 1998. Of those people, an astonishing 238,000 have died without receiving VA treatment.

Jul 14 15:03

Report urges closer US-Australian military collaboration against China

A major think tank report launched yesterday in Sydney advocates the further consolidation of US-Australian military cooperation to maintain American dominance of the Asia Pacific and to counter the growing economic and strategic influence of China within the region.

Jul 14 14:32

FLASHBACK - Soaring cost of military drugs could hurt budget

Last year, the Pentagon spent more on pills, injections and vaccines than it did on Black Hawk helicopters, Abrams tanks, Hercules C-130 cargo planes and Patriot missiles — combined.

Some of the prescription drugs that have fueled the military’s skyrocketing pharmaceutical budget are the same ones that have medicated the civilian world over the past decade. Since 2002, the Department of Defense has spent more than $5 billion on Lipitor, Plavix, Advair, Nexium and Singulair.

Rather than a reflection of the drugs needed to treat wounded troops, the top-selling prescriptions signal an increase in aging military retirees covered by the military’s health program, Tricare, with drugs for arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes costing billions. The Department of Defense also spent more than $380 million on erectile dysfunction drugs and $238 million on testosterone therapy drugs over the decade.

Jul 14 13:17

MONSTERS LIVE AMONG US

And now Israel wants to bomb more nuclear facilities in Iran or infect it with a computer virus to cause a melt-down, so that what happened by accident at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, will be done deliberately to the people of Iran, who have not invaded or threatened anyone.

There are indeed monsters living among us.

And we know them by their deeds.

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Jul 14 12:56

Draining the U.S. Treasury: Cost of War in Afghanistan Hits $4 MILLION PER HOUR

The US-led campaign in Afghanistan is estimated to cost the American taxpayers about four million dollars an hour, with the total price tag since 2001, now more than seven-hundred billion.

Jul 14 09:33

Pentagon on the Warpath: Does Russia Indeed Pose a Threat to US?

US Joint Chiefs of Staff nominee Joseph Dunford has declared Russia to be America's greatest threat this week, and it looks like a well-orchestrated anti-Russia policy, Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams point out.

Jul 14 08:55

ISIS Crisis Exegesis

Talking with Iran has made the war profiteers and their servants sad and the rest of the world happy. Perhaps the novel idea of negotiating rather than killing will be carried over to several other parts of the world. Mainstream corporate voices are even raising the idea of talking with ISIS, or at least talking with the nations of the region ISIS is in about ISIS, or at least ceasing to make the ISIS Crisis worse by ignorantly doing everything wrong -- which just might include making friends with Iran in order to fight ISIS together.

Jul 13 19:31

Donald Trump has asked the FBI to investigate 'El Chapo' related threats

Republican candidate Donald Trump has asked the FBI to investigate threats made to his Twitter handle.

Sources told CBS and TMZ that the FBI was contacted by Mr Trump after someone claiming to be Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman's son Iván made "threats" to Mr Trump.

Sigue chingando y voy hacer que te tragues todas tus putas palabras pinche guero cagaleche @realDonaldTrump
— Joaquín Guzmán Loera (@ElChap0Guzman) July 12, 2015

The tweet, written in Spanish, reads: "Keep ***king around and I'm gonna make you swallow your b**ch words, you ***king whitey.”

Guzman, a notorious Mexican drug lord, escaped from prison on Saturday night.

He doesn't threaten the Mexican police. He doesn't threaten the Mexican President. He doesn't threaten the US President. He threatens a US presidential candidate who doesn't toe the line. Go figure.

Jul 13 18:05

What the Fighter of the Future Will Look Like

The next 15 years will change troops gear in virtually every respect, from body armor to communications to robot interactions. New technologies will replace a number of jobs in the next 15 years, but one occupation that’s unlikely to go away is the most dangerous one in the world—soldier. The Pentagon spends billions of dollars to make sure front-line troops are better armed and trained than any adversary they come across. But as commercial technology advances faster than the military can keep up, securing that edge is becoming an increasingly difficult proposition.

Jul 13 10:26

After Flight Test Failure, F-35 Could Be Demoted by New Defense Chief

Throughout its controversial development, Department of Defense officials have asserted that they would need exactly 2,443 combat F-35s, plus 14 development aircraft, to deter and fight potential adversaries such as China. But with U.S. challenges abroad changing at a dizzying speed – including the rise of ISIS and other terrorists in the Middle East and Russia’s reemergence as a potentially dangerous foe, the Pentagon is rethinking its commitment to the F-35.

On Thursday, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Marine Corps commandant who was nominated by President Obama to become the next chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the F-35 development and purchasing plan is under review, as Defense One reported.

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Well, I guess I don;t feel so bad having to go back to the older WRH. At least I didn't spend a trillion on the new version!

Jul 10 19:02

US military tests dummy nuclear bomb in Nevada

The United States Air Force is taking steps to update the Cold War-era B61 nuclear bomb to Mod 12 ? or twelfth iteration ? completing tests with a mock up version of the weapon in Nevada’s Great Basin Desert.

Jul 10 18:25

US-Israeli Imperialists Plot Downfall of Syria and Iran

Obama’s ascendance to the White House was merely a public relations facelift, serving to make the American-Zionist Empire’s bloodthirsty aims more palatable to a war-weary public.

Jul 10 18:04

US soldiers be like...

Jul 10 16:58

What the South was really fighting for in the Civil War

All wars are Bankers Wars!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKnF1HEUwuo

A Video I made to show you the real truth behind what the Civil War was fought for in the South and it was against a horrible tarriff and for Independence.

Jul 10 13:50

Pentagon Concludes America Is Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World. US Plans War against Russia.

The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge international norms are sovereign countries that pursue policies independently of Washington’s policies. These “revisionist states” are threats, not because they plan to attack the US, which the Pentagon admits neither Russia nor China intend, but because they are independent.

Be sure to grasp the point: The threat is the existence of sovereign states, whose independence of action makes them “revisionist states.” In other words, their independence is out of step with the neoconservative Uni-Power doctrine that declares independent action to be the right of Washington alone. Washington’s History-given hegemony precludes any other country being independent in its actions. By definition, a country with a foreign policy independent of Washington is a threat.

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So, let me get this straight: instead of attempting to negotiate, like reasonable adults in the room would do, the Pentagon wants...to wage war with Russia and China?!? And saying this, in this report, PLUBLICLY?!?

A short memo to the Pentagon: have you all gone collectively barking mad, to believe that a war against Russia could be effectively fought and won at this point, when the American military doesn't have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a CONVENTIONAL war against Russia?

Have you collectively drunk the Koolaid, that the over-priced, under-performing, behind-schedule weaponry you have purchased will actually work for our men and women in uniform, who are going to need to rely on those weapons to actually work?!?

I would strongly caution all of you to reconsider this course of action. The unintended consequences of such an attack may well be horrific... and irreversible.

Jul 10 13:39

U.S. Military Makes Monumental Shift To Hollowpoint Pistol Ammunition

The stunning announcement was made at the U.S Army’s Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey yesterday during the military’s two-day “industry day” for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), which will conclude today.

A military lawyer who made a presentation during the Industry Day noted that the United States is not a signatory to the Hague Conventions which outlawed the use of “dum-dum” and expanding bullets more than a century ago. It is the military’s position that the shift to jacketed hollowpoint (JHP) ammunition, which more efficiently transfers energy to the target and which presents much less of a risk of over-penetration, is more humane and less of a risk to innocent civilians downrange in modern combat where there are often no clear front lines.

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Why, and why now?!? This development is very alarming.

Jul 10 11:12

Ex-Politicians Profit Off the Misery They Caused

As nauseating as that figure is – plus another $50,000 for a previous Laura Bush speech – the news has earned more attention because of the audience the Bushes had. That would be Helping a Hero, a controversy-dogged nonprofit which helps severely injured veterans from the War on Terror afford disability accessible houses, attend family counseling.

Jul 10 10:42

Secret Document Shows CIA Reaction to Finding No WMD in Iraq

The National Security Archive has posted several newly available documents Monday, one of them an account by Charles Duelfer of the search he led in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, with a staff of 1,700 and the resources of the U.S. military. Duelfer was appointed by CIA Director George Tenet to lead a massive search after an earlier massive search led by David Kay had determined that there were no WMD stockpiles in Iraq. Duelfer went to work in January 2004, to find nothing for a second time, on behalf of people who had launched a war knowing full well that their own statements about WMDs were not true.

Jul 10 10:17

More Than 2,800 People Are Dead in Yemen, So Why Is the Media Silent?

In the summer of 2014, our screens were inundated with videos of the carnage from the streets of Gaza. The European media was outraged, and the sense of moral urgency was amplified across social media. Similar outrage greeted the destruction of UNESCO heritage sites in both Iraq and Syria with the condemnation of Islamic State’s barbarism reaching a crescendo when it overtook Syria’s majestic city of Palmyra.

Jul 10 09:30

Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World — Paul Craig Roberts

The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015.

The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge international norms are sovereign countries that pursue policies independently of Washington’s policies. These “revisionist states” are threats, not because they plan to attack the US, which the Pentagon admits neither Russia nor China intend, but because they are independent. In other words, the norm is dependence on Washington.

Jul 10 08:33

The Lincoln controversy…

As Thomas DiLorenzo and a number of non-court historians have conclusively established, Lincoln did not invade the Confederacy in order to free the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation did not occur until 1863 when opposition in the North to the war was rising despite Lincoln’s police state measures to silence opponents and newspapers. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure issued under Lincoln’s war powers. The proclamation provided for the emancipated slaves to be enrolled in the Union army replenishing its losses. It was also hoped that the proclamation would spread slave revolts in the South while southern white men were away at war and draw soldiers away from the fronts in order to protect their women and children. The intent was to hasten the defeat of the South before political opposition to Lincoln in the North grew stronger.

Jul 10 06:52

No, the F-35 Can’t Fight at Long Range, Either

By now the Pentagon should be well aware of the JSF’s shortcomings. The F-35’s limited weaponry was one of the major problems that a controversial simulation highlighted back in 2008.

In the Pacific Vision war game, which the California think-tank RAND conducted on behalf of the Air Force, F-22s and F-35s lost a simulated aerial battle over the Taiwan Strait.

Two dozen Chinese J-11 fighters brought nearly 250 long-range missiles to the mock fight. The same number of F-35s carried fewer than 100 AIM-120s. Beijing’s jets easily overwhelmed the Americans. And the J-11 isn’t even China’s best fighter.

With limited sensors, compromised stealth, not enough energy and too few weapons, the F-35 is probably already outclassed in a long-range fight. Never mind merely staying out of short-range dogfights. America’s new stealth fighter should probably avoid aerial duels at any distance.

Jul 09 18:40

Gaza is ‘a recurring threat to peace’!

The British taxpayer, yet again, picks up the tab for the wreckage left behind by Israeli war crimes. It’s a paltry sum considering the Israelis caused damage estimated at $6 billion. If it wasn’t for the rotten windows of Lord Davies’ mansion and his crumbling bell tower we could afford to give more.

Jul 09 14:49

Upcoming JADE HELM 15 military exercise off-limits to reporters, says military

The highly controversial JADE HELM 15 military exercise, which is scheduled to run from July 15th to September 15th in at least seven states, including “hostile” Texas, will be entirely off-limits to reporters, according to a military spokesperson

Jul 09 13:06

The Anglo-American empire is preparing for resource war

The control of resources remains a core factor in US considerations for sustaining global US hegemony in the face of rising geopolitical influence of its major rivals,

Jul 09 12:14

Many in US establishment want war with Russia for economic profits: Grossman

International lawyer Barry Grossman says there are people in the United States who are seeking a military conflict with Russia for their own economic profits.

Jul 09 11:12

US Senator Urges to 'Meet With Force' Crimean Reunification With Russia

A US Senator, attending the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly session in Helsinki, accused Russia of "violating the territorial integrity of an OSCE member state" and called for the use of force "to end the Russian aggression against Ukraine", US media reported Tuesday.

In an interview with the Russian service of Voice of America, Senator Roger Wicker described Crimea’s reunification with Russia as “aggression by Moscow” and “annexation by a powerful state” of the territory of another country, which is a member of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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Okay, Roger, if you really feel that way about it... Here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the desert camo but here's a bright da-glo orange jumpsuit from the CIA's torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport aircraft, and we will call Moscow and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But We The People remember the lies about stolen incubators that tricked us into the first invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember the lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember how only a year ago you tried to trick us into war with Syria with more lies about poison gas.

We The People remember how there weren't really torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin or a Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, but how there really WERE weapons on board the Lusitania.

In short, We The People remember all the lies, frauds, and deceptions used to trick us into wars of conquest, to send our young people out to die in wars created out of thin air by and for the money-junkies. I think it is time that we have a new rule in America; that those who want war are the first to the front lines. You are all splendidly brave with the lives of other peoples' children. Let's see the true measure of your courage and commitment to war.

You first!

Jul 09 09:02

Such a patriot - George W. Bush charged $100,000 for veterans charity speech

Former US president George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at a charity fundraising event in 2012 for US military veterans severely injured during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bush was also provided with a private jet to travel from Dallas to Houston at a cost of $20,000, officials of the Texas-based Helping a Hero charity confirmed to ABC News.

Jul 09 07:28

Pentagon Moves Money to Counter Russia

The midyear budget request to Congress includes more money for submarine detection devices, more powerful guns on the Army’s Stryker vehicles, and improvements to nuclear command centers

Jul 09 07:17

‘Looks like war was yesterday': Gaza still in ruins

It’s been a year since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza – it’s aim, according to Tel Aviv… to put an end to cross-border rocket fire by Hamas.

Jul 09 06:43

Many in US establishment want war with Russia for economic profits: Grossman

International lawyer Barry Grossman says there are people in the United States who are seeking a military conflict with Russia for their own economic profits.

“There are many people in the US establishment who would be ecstatic about a shooting war with Russia since that would send the US economy and their own profits in to overdrive,” he told Press TV on Thursday.

He added that the latest comments made by US Air Force Secretary Deborah James about considering Russia as the “biggest threat” to American national security is an indication of Washington’s addiction to militarism.

Jul 09 06:43

NATO Forces Swarming All Over Georgia, Prepared To Correct 2008 Fiasco?

For the next 14 days soldiers from the United States, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Latvia are rubbing shoulders with Georgian servicemen within the Agile Spirit 2015 military exercise.

Jul 09 06:37

David Swanson - The 51-Day Genocide

Max Blumenthal’s latest book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, tells a powerful story powerfully well. I can think of a few other terms that accurately characterize the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza in addition to “war.” Among them are “occupation,” “murder-spree” and “genocide.” Each serves a different valuable purpose. Each is correct.

Jul 09 05:10

Flashback: Leaked document outlines U.S. Army plan for re-education of Americans inside prison camps

In the last three months there has been a massive and seemingly unprecedented increase in military movements and urban military training throughout the country.

Jul 08 13:41

Obama at the Pentagon: No end to ISIS war

The US government will continue its military intervention in Iraq and Syria indefinitely while ramping up its “counterterrorism” operations both overseas and within the US, President Barack Obama made clear in public remarks at the Pentagon Monday.

Flanked by a phalanx of military officials and commanders, Obama outlined a perspective of endless war in Iraq, Syria and beyond in a speech delivered after closed-door meetings with top military officials.

Jul 08 11:39

The Globalists Are Racing to World War III Before the American Sheeple Wake Up

f you think the globalists are pushing pedal to the metal now, you’re absolutely right! Rapid acceleration toward their one world government has humanity on a fateful collision course to Armageddon. Just look at the unfolding events in 2015 so far with barely half the year over. The Charlie Hebdo attack in January came right after France moved to recognize a sovereign Palestinian state. Clearly Hebdo was a false flag payback that only escalated movement toward more Orwellian tyranny and draconian police state oppression, not only in France but around the world.

Jul 08 11:35

Throughout history, debt and war have been constant partners

There is this idea that the Greeks got themselves into this current mess because they paid themselves too much for doing too little. Well, maybe. But it’s not the complete picture. For the Greeks also got themselves into debt for the oldest reason in the book – one might even argue, for the very reason that public debt itself was first invented – to raise and support an army. The state’s need for quick money to raise an army is how industrial-scale money lending comes into business (in the face of the church’s historic opposition to usury). Indeed, in the west, one might even stretch to say that large-scale public debt began as a way to finance military intervention in the Middle East – ie the crusades. And just as rescuing Jerusalem from the Turks was the justification for massive military spending in the middle ages, so the fear of Turkey has been the reason given for recent Greek spending.

Jul 08 10:30

Obama Declares Permanent War on Humanity

Obama heads Washington's lunatic fringe - a criminal gang waging endless wars, deploring peace, and pursuing phony war on terrorism to advance their imperial aims while at the same time threatening humanity's survival.

Jul 08 10:28

Pentagon Army cuts: Citizens to be cut, but illegal aliens recruited?

President Barack Obama and Pentagon officials confirmed on Tuesday their plans to cut 40,000 troops from the United States Army over the course of the next two years, which is expected to affect domestic and foreign Army bases and installation. However, there has been no mention of cuts to the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program initiated to enlist immigrants including those enjoying the benefits of Obama's executive order creating DACA.

Jul 08 10:22

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

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Jul 08 09:17

Greece – The Triumph of Democracy – the first day of a New Beginning

Congratulations! – With a resounding “OXI” = “No” – with 61% the Greek rejected the troika imposed austerity. They joined a majority of economists worldwide, including from the IMF, who also know that austerity doesn’t help recovery – and certainly doesn’t wipe out debt, the noose around a country’s neck.

But – what does the decisive no-vote mean for the 39% yes-voters? – Do they want more of austerity? – Hardly. Or were they manipulated with fear-mongering by the mostly privately owned western media, which also dominate Greece?– Blackmailed by the threats of Brussels? – Were they afraid of what’s next? – Western presstitute media propaganda for a “yes” vote, spiked with fear, threats and purposeful confusion was horrendous.

Jul 08 09:14

Greece: The Pearl Cast Before Swine

The Greece referendum was a victory, and a victory can do wonders even to wet and wobbling leaders. It would be a shame to cast the pearl of Greece to the banker swine.

How to beat banksters at their own game?

Jul 08 08:36

Anti-Iran Lobby Steps Up Its Game Before Deadline for P5+1 Talks

The U.S. and Iranian nuclear negotiators have just announced a one week extension of their nuclear talks. If, as expected, there is an agreement next week, it will open a new stage of tension in the process leading to its final formal ratification by all parties. For then, the U.S. Congress will have 30 days to vote the agreement up or down. This vote, forced on an unwilling president by his own party’s Senate members several weeks ago, poses a new threat. For the Israel Lobby, it offers a new opportunity to sabotage the deal.

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Mind you, this is the same Congress that pore-approves wars and fast-tracks trade deals because they can't be bothered doing their actual job, but when Israel says jump, they all shout "Ouch, my KNEES!!!"

Jul 08 01:22

The Subtly Hostile Message Putin Sent Obama on Independence Day

Saturday was a rather slow news day. The crisis in Greece was on a brief hiatus before the Sunday vote, and most Americans were busy celebrating Independence Day. The only thing that was widely reported was Putin’s 4th of July message to President Obama, in which he offered an olive branch to the US. “In his message of congratulations, the Russian President noted that, despite the differences between the two countries, Russian-American relations remain the most important factor of international stability and security.” The message mostly interpreted as a kind of “Happy 4th of July” to the President.
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Jul 07 13:45

Mass Protests in Armenia Trace Their Inspiration to…Kim Kardashian

The report on Lifenews last week listed similarities between “the scenario” of Electric Yerevan and the Maidan revolution in Kiev last year: cookies supposedly supplied by the U.S. State Department were “noticed” being handed out a Yereant rally; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland had recently visited Armenia.

Jul 07 12:43

F-16 collides mid-air with small plane in South Carolina

A small plane has collided in mid-air with a F-16 fighter jet over South Carolina, sending debris and plane parts into a nearby mobile home park.

Officials at Shaw Air Force Base said the F-16 pilot ejected to safety and was being treated for his injuries.

There were no details on the number of people aboard the two-seat Cessna C150 or whether anyone survived.

Jul 07 12:20

Obama at the Pentagon: No end to ISIS war

The US government will continue its military intervention in Iraq and Syria indefinitely while ramping up its “counterterrorism” operations both overseas and within the US, President Barack Obama made clear in public remarks at the Pentagon Monday.

Jul 07 11:01

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for the Zionist war machine

International lawyer Barry Grossman believes that voting for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton means voting for “the Israeli hard right and the US war machine.”

Jul 07 09:39

Turkey places artillery, missiles on Syrian border

A large number of military convoys carrying missile fuses and artillery out from Ankara have reached the Syrian border province of Kilis. Special Forces Commander Major General Intelligence Aksakall? received information on a last minute check yesterday.

Jul 07 09:36

Over 30,000 military personnel deploy to Pacific for “Talisman Sabre” ahead of Jade Helm 2015

After watching this almost 7 minute news release, readers will wonder how we were lulled into LaLa Land. Readers probably will question if everyone, especially so-called government officials, believe that all the ‘fascinating’ video war games unleashed upon society ought to be emulated in real life? Isn’t that taking ‘entertainment’ just a little too far? What will be the consequences?

Jul 07 09:01

George Washington Carrier Strike Group kicks off Talisman Sabre 15

Sailors from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) began their portion of Talisman Sabre 2015 off the north coast of Australia, July 7.

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 is a biennial training activity aimed at improving Australian and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability.

“Talisman Sabre provides a realistic and challenging environment that improves both nations’ ability to work bilaterally,” said Rear Adm. John Alexander, commander of GWCSG. “It also helps to prepare U.S. and Australian service members to work together to provide security in the region and around the world.”

Jul 07 08:53

Judge Nap: Hillary Clinton Approved Arms for Terrorist Enemies of U.S.

The judge wrote today in a Washington Times column that the documents "persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress."

Napolitano said he looked at transcripts from a Fox News interview with an American arms dealer named Marc Turi, in addition to reviewing emails between Turi, State Department officials and lawmakers.

On Fox Business Network this morning, the judge told Charles Payne that he believes a "conspiracy existed" among President Obama, Mrs. Clinton, congressional leaders and other officials to "get arms shipped to rebels in Syria and Libya."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We all know that Al Qaeda and ISIS are manufactured fronts for covert US action, but for ordinary unenlightened Americans, Al Qaeda and ISIS are the declared enemy in the War on Terror ... which means Hillary Rodham Clinton is guilty of treason, which is legally defined as giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war!

Jul 07 08:12

BREAKING: 33,000 Troops Deploy to Pacific for Talisman Sabre 15

Jul 07 07:51

New U.S. National Military Strategy: U.S. May Invade Any Non-‘Ally’

On July 1st, the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued “The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015” (officially dated June 2015), and at its top is:

Jul 06 12:58

America’s Endless Air Wars

U.S. Central Command’s latest figures on its aerial bombardment of Iraq and Syria reveal that this is the heaviest U.S. bombing campaign since President George W. Bush’s “Shock and Awe” campaign against Iraq in 2003. In the campaign’s first ten months from August 2014 to May 2015, the U.S. and its allies conducted 15,245 air strikes, or an average of 51 air strikes per day.

Jul 06 11:55

U.S. Government Admits It Poisoned Soldiers with Agent Orange After Decades of Denial

At long last, following years of delay, the U.S. government has finally admitted that it poisoned its own troops in Vietnam decades ago through the mass use of the herbicide known as “Agent Orange.”

In recent days, federal officials agreed to provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to at least 2,100 Air Force reservists and active duty forces that were exposed to Agent Orange on airplanes used to spread it during the war.

Jul 06 10:06

Obama Says Freedom Paid for by Members of Military

President Barack Obama thanked members of the military at home and abroad, saying the nation couldn't enjoy the "incredible blessings" in the "greatest country on earth" without their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families.

"Freedom is not free. It's paid by all the folks who are here today and all the folks who are around the world," Obama told members of the military and military families at an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, after a performance by Bruno Mars.

Obama especially thanked service members who couldn't be with their families because they are stationed overseas. "We want to especially remember them," Obama said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This statement is disingenuous in the extreme.

What true "freedoms" is this President talking about, after the passage of the Homeland Security Act, the Patriot Act, and the NDAA, under which the President, at his command, can have any American arrested and held indefinitely without due process?!?

What "freedoms" can we be certain we have, with 24/7 physical, computer and phone surveillance?!?

What "freedoms" do we have with only two parties to chose from, come Presidential election day, and both presidential candidates have been vetted by the corporations which own them, and those corporations know the candidates THEY have chosen for us to vote on, will deliver?

This a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations, not of the people, by the people, and for the people.

And let me make one thing clear: I have the utmost respect for our American military; it is the civilian leadership which puts them into harm's way where there are other ways to resolve a geopolitical issue, that makes me crazy.

And these endless wars and occupations of foreign countries?!? this is not about "protecting the American people", but adding value to the bottom line of numerous American corporations (which own the Presidency and Congress), and protecting what is left of the value of US dollar as the world's reserve currency.

The defense industrial companies and banks make a financial killing during wartime, which is why they love war so much.

And if it is your kid who gets killed or maimed for life...in the eyes of corporate and banking executives, they were just collateral damage and expendable anyway.

Jul 06 08:45

Military: Don't Worry If F-35, Most Expensive Fighter Jet Ever, Can't Dogfight Well

The makers of one of the most expensive weapons programs in history went on the defensive today, saying a recent report on the F-35 fighter jet’s failures in old-school dogfighting against a decades-old, much cheaper legacy fighter “does not tell the whole story.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I mean, look how COOL it looks!!!"

Jul 06 07:53

Information Warfare in the Iran-Nuke Talks

A public diplomacy campaign by the Obama administration to convince world opinion that Iran was reneging on the Lausanne framework agreement in April has seriously misrepresented the actual diplomacy of the Iran nuclear talks, as my interviews with Iranian officials in Vienna make clear.

Jul 05 14:56

"The US Needs War Every 4 Years To Maintain Economic Growth"

"This is not a secret," explains Kris Roman, director of geopolitical research center Euro-Rus, "The whole [US] economy is built on the military theme: to maintain its economic growth, the United States needs a war every 4 years, otherwise the economic growth slows down." The Belgian expert believes that with the collapse of the USSR, NATO should have stopped existing, but somehow the alliance "has grown to the size of the Universe because the motto 'The Russians are coming!' is relevant again."

Jul 05 08:35

The bin Laden death mythology

The White House’s story of how US special forces hunted down and assassinated arch terrorist Osama bin Laden in his secret lair in Pakistan is unraveling.

The official narrative of the bin Laden raid is that for over a decade, US intelligence hunted for the terror chief until a surveillance/torture-enabled breakthrough tracked him to a secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. On 1st May 2011, US Navy Seals entered the compound and assassinated him in a furious firefight.

The operation demonstrated how far the US military intelligence community had come since the days of 9/11, proving how its disparate agencies had now developed a tremendous capacity to share and process often obscure intelligence data, to guide precision covert counter-terror missions.

After killing bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader was buried at sea. When the raid was officially announced, Pakistan, a key US ally in the fight against al-Qaeda, was incensed at the US operation on its own soil.

Jul 04 13:21

The myth that bombs make peace

In the wake of the Tunisia attack, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon have called for MPs to consider sending British warplanes to target Isis in Syria.

Cameron is not expected to call a vote in parliament on the issue quite yet. He wants to be sure he can win after Ed Miliband effectively blocked military strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria in 2013. MP's did back British participation against Islamic State militants in Iraq a year later and the RAF has been carrying out strikes there since September, but have, so far, not targeted Syria.

Jul 04 09:57

Hillary Clinton Bombshell: Documents Prove She is Guilty of Multiple Felonies

I am convinced as are others who have looked at this -- and FOX aired this in a special Saturday night and several times over the weekend -- that a conspiracy existed between the president, and Mrs. Clinton, and Congressional leaders from both parties in both Houses others in the State Department, the Treasury Department and the Justice Department to get arms shipped to rebels in Syria and in Libya. And some of those rebels are members of organizations that are on the terror list and providing them with material assistance is a felony. So the arms dealers applied for and received permission from State and Treasury lawfully to sell arms to the government of Qatar and they lawfully did so. Qatar then sold, delivered, bartered or gave these arms to the terrorist organizations with the knowledge and consent of Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was Secretary of State.

Jul 04 09:47

Cold war redux (featuring Chris Hedges)

Over the past year at CrossTalk we have asked guests many times whether we face the specter of a new Cold War. Today it is all too obvious there is a new Cold War. What we need to ask now are the terms and conditions of this conflict and the possible outcomes.

Jul 04 09:45

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars

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Jul 04 09:03

Whose Flag

In the aftermath of the Charleston shooting, the Left seized on the Confederate flag and pushed for banning the Stars and Bars from the grounds of state capitals. Within days, the victims (seriously, can anyone even name them?) were utterly forgotten, as reporters screeched about the need to desecrate Confederate graves, ban the Dukes of Hazzard, and make sure no one ever accidently reinstates slavery by watching Gone With the Wind.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: And the irony is that the flag under discussion, with the blue crossed bars and white stars over red, was never officially a flag of the Confederacy.

Jul 04 04:39

America's Got the #1 Military in the World — and It's Increasingly Useless

Decline may be in the American future, but on a planet pushed to extremes, don’t count on it taking place within the usual tale of the rise and fall of great powers or even superpowers. Something else is happening on Planet Earth. Be prepared.

Jul 03 11:33

Soyuz rocket blasts Progress M-27M cargo ship on way to resupply ISS

A Russian Soyuz rocket has successfully lifted the 60th Progress transport cargo spacecraft into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, launching it on a mission to resupply the International Space Station

Jul 03 09:22

US military morale is reportedly at 'rock bottom' again

Since 2009, $287 million has been spent on programs aimed at improving morale within the US military, which has shouldered two major overseas combat deployments over the past decade.

But these efforts may have been largely fruitless, as 52% of soldiers across all branches remain "pessimistic about their future in the military," according to an April USA Today report.

Jul 03 08:49

F35 Joint Strike (Out) Fighter: A $1.5 Trillion Lemon

“There will be no gun until [the Joint Strike Fighter’s Block] 3F [software], there is no software to support it now or for the next four-ish years,” an Air Force official affiliated with the F-35 program told the Daily Beast. “Block 3F is slated for release in 2019, but who knows how much that will slip?”

And then there’s the problem with the guns: “Equipped with a gun, Air Force’s F-35A version barely carries enough ammunition. Despite being able to shoot 3,300 rounds per minute, it will only be carrying 180 to 220 rounds.”

You can imagine the crass rebuttal from the war hawks, as they puff on their imported Cohiba cigars, “Who cares. We got paid.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At 3,300 rounds per minute, 220 rounds will last just 4 seconds. This thing is a joke played on the taxpayers and the pilots who will be expected to take this piece of junk into combat!

Jul 03 07:44

Lies and Consequences in Our Past 15 Wars

"Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their peoples in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was their object. This, our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us." -Abraham Lincoln

Jul 02 16:16

JADE HELM 15 “role-player” orientation, scenario, exposed from the inside *Video*

An insider, a crisis actor, role-player, activist, managed to capture footage from inside a JADE HELM 15 scenario orientation meeting which was uploaded to YouTube Jul. 1.

Jul 02 15:22

US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China

The US Department of Defense made public Wednesday its 2015 National Military Strategy, a 24-page document that outlines the perspective of the Pentagon for future military operations. The document makes for chilling reading.

Jul 02 09:54

VA: Worker's response to vet is unacceptable

Iraq war veteran Chris Dorsey figured that no one would believe he had been turned away from a VA clinic when he sought an appointment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

So when he went on Tuesday to another facility, the VA Oakwood, Georgia, Community Based Outpatient Clinic, he flipped on his smartphone camera.

On the video, Dorsey is heard waiting patiently in line for more than 5 minutes. When he reaches the check-in counter, he informs the desk he needs a transfer from the Athens, Georgia, VA system and an appointment.

The response?

"We're not accepting any new patients — not this clinic," the VA employee behind the desk says, without providing any extra information, assistance or follow-on guidance for treatment.

According to Dorsey, his previous experience, getting turned away at the VA clinic in Lawrenceville, Georgia, prompted him to bring his camera to the Oakwood facility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an outrage against our Vets.

As much as I detest wars, because I understand that they are primarily for corporate profit, our Vets need to be taken care of with the best standard of medical care possible, and I mean, Dick Cheney-level care.

This should have NEVER happened to this Vet or any other.

Jul 02 09:32

Militants on loose: 1,200 inmates escape Yemeni prison, including al-Qaeda supporters

Twelve hundred prisoners are on the run in Yemen, after a jailbreak in the city of Taiz. Al-Qaeda sympathisers are said to have attacked the site.

Jul 02 09:29

FLASHBACK APRIL - Pentagon’s new military strategy calls for preserving US dominion of the world

The US military needs to remain engaged around the world against both rival states and non-state actors, while nurturing regional allies and promoting American values, declares the Pentagon’s new National Military Strategy 2015.

That the United States is “the world’s strongest nation, enjoying unique advantages in technology, energy, alliances and partnerships, and demographics,” is the underlying assumption in thedocument. “However, these advantages are being challenged.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How dare they challenge US rule of the world! Haw dare they dare! How DARE they dare to DARE!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 02 07:49

Artificial Intelligence Takes the Battlefield: Who Is Really Running Jade Helm 15?

Who is really going to be running Jade Helm 15?

There is more to the story than just training for martial law in states designated as "hostile states" – already a chilling pretext with overtones of greater federal power that could spiral out of control.

But it seems that it is actually A.I. – artificial intelligence – that is at the helm of an enormous and unprecedented military drill. A scary thought for sure... but what does it really mean?

If analysts are correct, it seems that "JADE" is an acronym for a DARPA-developed A.I. quantum computing technology that produces holographic battlefield simulations and will be in charge of the drill in order to "master the human" domain and predict human response.

Jul 01 15:02

Disabled Vet Faces Life In Prison for Treating PTSD with Pot

A marine corps veteran faces life in prison for cultivating marijuana plants while he lived in Oklahoma, plants which he relied on to treat severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

Jul 01 15:00

Have Millions of Deaths from America’s ‘War on Terror’ Been Concealed?

How many days has it been
Since I was born?
How many days
‘Til I die?
Do I know any ways
I can make you laugh?
Or do I only know how
To make you cry?

? Leon Russell, Stranger in a Strange Land

Jul 01 14:31

UK General: We Must Lie on Twitter to Defeat ISIS

Earlier this year, US officials announced a plan to set up a State Department office to centralize all government anti-ISIS propaganda on Twitter and Facebook.

Jul 01 14:01

Nuke Deal Inches Ahead as US-Iran Play Information War

So today is not D-Day. No landing in post-Wall of Mistrust territory. A nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 won’t be clinched today – for a number of very complex reasons, way beyond the vicious media information war; not least finding the absolute, exact wording in every line of 85 pages of text.

Jul 01 12:49

Millions of children face disease, malnutrition in war-torn Yemen: U.N.

Escalating violence in Yemen has devastated the country's health system and exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases including measles, pneumonia and diarrhea, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.

Since fighting intensified in March, many hospitals and health centers have been unable to function properly and vaccination services have been disrupted, according to UNICEF.

Health centers lack the electricity and fuel needed to distribute vaccines and keep them cold, while the fear of conflict is deterring parents from taking their children to receive vaccinations, the U.N. agency said.

Jul 01 12:36

US Intervention Will Only Make Middle Eastern Turmoil Worse

Recently, the U.S. government has been dealt setbacks in five of the seven developing, Islamic countries in which its military recently has attacked or invaded since 9/11 – Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen. In the other two countries, Pakistan and Somalia, the situation remains extremely unstable.

Jul 01 12:13

Endless Wars in Middle East More About Money Than Threats

Jul 01 12:10

Endless Wars in Middle East More About Money Than Threats

Mr. Speaker, the week before last, the greatly respected conservative columnist Thomas Sowell wrote:

Jul 01 08:38

As Iran nuclear deadline passes, narrative battle heats up

The real issue holding things up is whether the Americans have the "political will" to make that leap, to agree in writing to its obligations (without 100 caveats) and the courage to face their sprawling bureaucracy whose bread-and-butter is the 'sanctions industry' and the 'Iranian enemy.' says Sharmine Narwani

It’s D-Day in Vienna, and the parties sitting across the negotiating table still haven’t ironed out terms to settle a 12-year standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. Expect this deadline to be missed. And prepare for a lot of hot air to fill its space.

The “hot air” is calculated narrative-spin from a range of players that seek to 1) scuttle a deal, 2) increase pressure/create leverage at the negotiating table, or 3) frame an upcoming agreement in language favorable to one side.

Jul 01 05:26

US admits paying terrorists for services rendered in Syria

When researchers such as myself reported that the United States is funding al-Qaeda, Nusra, ISIS and other related terror organizations in Syria, we were not kidding. Still, despite the fact that even the U.S. government itselfhas admitted that it was funding terrorists– directly and indirectly through Saudi Arabia, the suggestion was met with disbelief, ridicule, or either entirely ignored.

Jun 30 21:41

Letter to God

Please forgive my cynicism and negative connotations in this letter but I find it is often necessary to infuse the negativity to emit action, anger and resolution.

Why do You allow the criminal, corporate media to continuously and incessantly lie to its citizens and not only misrepresent the facts but often fabricate stories in order to inflate the severity of the fiction?

Jun 30 21:36

Greece – A Moving Target

Mr. Tsipras lets it be known that if the Greek vote ‘yes’ – for the austerity program, he may resign – that might bring the hegemon’s desired ‘regime change’.

Greece is a moving target. A new bail-out package in the wings? Being negotiated as these lines are going to print? An act of desperation? – Confusing for sure – for the electorate, for observers – but especially for the suffering every-day Greek. Almost hour by hour things are changing.

A last-minute, last ditch negotiation with Brussels for a new bail-out program has apparently been initiated by Athens for two years. No amount has been mentioned – let alone the austerities that Greece would have to accept – or the troika.

Jun 30 18:57

1/2 - Judaism vs Jewish Identity Politics - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and Gilad Atzmon

Two prominent thinkers, the ultra-orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, and philosopher, jazz artist and ex-Jew Gilad Atzmon, met to discuss hard questions about Judaism, Jewish politics and the meaning of Jewishness. They shared the stage at Theatre 80 in New York City on May 6th, 2015.

Part 2 available here

Jun 30 12:04

‘New demands on Iran – deliberate stumbling blocks’

All sort of things in these negotiations are going on behind the scenes, not only between the P5+1 and Iran but between the Western allies as well.

Additional demands on Iran at the nuclear talks put forward by France are basically impossible to fulfill; it’s unlikely that they were made without the full knowledge and approval of the US, says political commentator Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich.

Jun 30 12:01

Russia: Tit for Tat – Israel Shamir.

Summing it up, President Putin speaks softly. If he carries a big stick, he does not flash it around.

Hail, fire and brimstone, new sanctions or the US tanks on its borders, Russia takes things in stride. President Putin could adopt the motto of William of Orange: saevis tranquillus in undis, calm amidst the tempest.

Jun 30 10:26

Saab signs deal worth billions for Swedish subs

A deal between Swedish defence giant Saab and Sweden's military for two submarines worth 8.6 billion kronor ($1.04 billion) is set to boost jobs in the Nordic country, chief executive Håkan Buskhe said on Tuesday.

Jun 30 09:51

Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Can’t Dogfight

A test pilot has some very, very bad news about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The pricey new stealth jet can’t turn or climb fast enough to hit an enemy plane during a dogfight or to dodge the enemy’s own gunfire, the pilot reported following a day of mock air battles back in January.

“The F-35 was at a distinct energy disadvantage,” the unnamed pilot wrote in a scathing five-page brief that War Is Boring has obtained. The brief is unclassified but is labeled “for official use only.”

The test pilot’s report is the latest evidence of fundamental problems with the design of the F-35?—?which, at a total program cost of more than a trillion dollars, is history’s most expensive weapon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russians and Chinese are building weapons, while the US military industrial complex builds profit-centers (that just happen to have wings, hulls, or treads!

Jun 30 09:49

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Jun 30 09:24

WWII did not get the US out of the Great Depression. And WW 3 Won’t “Help” the Current Global Financial Meltdown…

Jun 30 09:22

Greece’s Downfall and Redemption

What the Greek people can turn to is a realistic and altogether more democratic and humane option – of demanding their country slash its monstrous military spend.

Decades of exorbitant military spending account for Greece’s present downfall under an Olympian-sized debt. European governments and news media portray the problem of Greece’s financial woes as public spending profligacy.

Jun 30 08:35

Cameron threatens RAF bombing raids against Islamic State in Syria: PM says response in wake of Tunisian beach massacre must involve 'military solutions'

RAF raids on Islamic State could be extended to its Syrian strongholds, David Cameron suggested yesterday.

The Prime Minister said ‘military solutions’ must form part of the response to IS in the wake of the Tunisian beach massacre. ‘We do need to crush IS in Iraq and Syria,’ he told MPs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the purpose of the Tunisia false-flag was to escalate the conquest of Syria and the breakup of Iraq!

Jun 30 00:40

Massive train full of military equipment seen heading into “hostile” Salt Lake City, Utah ahead of Jade Helm 2015

In the last three months we have seen dozens upon dozens of suspicious military equipment movements throughout the country coupled with numerous urban military training drills with a strong domestic focus.

Jun 29 16:11

‘Hi, I’m Uncle Sam and I’m a War-oholic’

It was the summer of 2002. The Bush administration’s top officials knew that they were going into Iraq in a big way. They were then in planning mode, but waiting until fall to launch their full-throttle campaign to persuade Congress and the American people to back them. As White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, who oversaw the selling of the invasion, put it at the time, "From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August."

Jun 29 14:53

Army Reserve recruiting targets ‘unachievable’ – watchdog

Army reservist recruiting targets, which had been upped to account for cuts to the regular military, are ‘unachievable’ despite an expensive recruiting drive by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), according to the Major Projects Authority (MPA).

Jun 29 12:48

Predictable: DHS and FBI Warn Against Possible 4th of July Terror Attacks

Apparently “they” still hate us for our freedom.

According to USA Today, despite any specific, credible threat (as usual), local law enforcement agencies across the country have been warned about the potential for possible terror attacks this Independence Day.

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