WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Jun 21 09:35

Failure of the primary mission at the VA – vets died while VA bureaucrats obsessed over green energy installation

Green energy gets the green light while people that served our country with honor have to wait in line, dying while waiting.

For example, does anyone other than Eco-zealots give a flying f about having solar car ports at the VA?

Jun 20 10:42

EDITORIAL: Strange priorities at the VA

The administrators at the Veterans Administration have apparently been busy while old soldiers waited to see a doctor, after all. Serving those who served is not necessarily a priority, but saving the planet is Job 1. Solar panels and windmills can be more important than the touch of a healing hand.

Jun 20 10:27

Sailor's inability to appear in court while serving on submarine threatens custody of daughter

A sailor dad serving overseas may soon lose custody of his little girl all because of his inability to appear in a Michigan courtroom.

Proud patriot and father Matthew Hindes is stationed in a submarine somewhere in the Pacific where the custody battle of his 6-year-old girl should be the last thing on his mind.

Instead, reportedly four years after he was granted permanent custody of his child from his ex-wife, a circuit court judge has ordered him to appear in court over his ex-wife's custody petition filed last year.

"At this point, I don't think I have any alternative but to enter a bench warrant for his arrest," Judge Margaret Noe stated Monday, despite reviewing a letter authenticating his service overseas, according to the Daily Telegram.

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I believe the phrase "extenuating circumstances" comes into play here.

In WW1, the draft board issued a draft notification for my grandfather Walter Smith (the one who used to get drunk with Nixon) and when he failed to appear sent out the police to arrest him as a draft dodger. My family led these officers a merry chase all across the New Hampshire countryside insisting they had seen Walt only yesterday in some town 20 miles that direction. The truth was Walt was already in Europe with the hastily formed Yankee Division where he lost a lung to German mustard gas and was eventually awarded the Croix de Guerre.

Jun 20 07:32

FLASHBACK - Pentagon guilty of billion-dollar accounting fraud, reveals Reuters investigation

A new report from Reuters has discovered widespread accounting fraud at the Pentagon, describing a budget of more than $8 trillion disappearing into a mess of corrupted data, erroneous reports, and unauditable ledgers. Sources from the Department of Finance and Accounting describe the arduous process of squaring the Navy's books with the US Treasury outlays, dealing with obviously inaccurate numbers or entries that were simply left blank. The data usually arrives just two days before deadline, and supervisors direct the office to enter false numbers — known as "plugs" — to square the accounts and conceal the agencies' patchy bookkeeping. The result is fraudulent figures that can reach as high as a trillion dollars in a single year, simply to make the Pentagon books match the Treasury's budget.

Jun 20 06:29

The End Of Anglo-American Hegemony

As Western dependence on Third World resources has increased, it has become increasingly necessary for the international bankers and their corporations to include local elite cliques in their capital accumulation schemes, making a small group of local people extremely wealthy so that this group will cooperate in selling local resources cheaply to the West.

Jun 19 18:26

U.S. Military Blocks Infowars.com

The U.S. Military has blocked Infowars.com, with active duty personnel contacting us to confirm that the website is inaccessible to over 700,000 servicemembers worldwide having been labeled “violence/hate/racism.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I understand from some military readers that my website has also been so honored!

Jun 19 14:20

Ukrainian Conflict Could Lead to Gas Rationing

Michael Rivero: Did the US arm the rebels now rampaging through northern Iraq?

Jun 19 09:47

Ed Miliband - A Shameless Zionist In Our Midst

As the Brits were expressing their disapproval of ‘Red Ed’ and his clumsy politics, the Labour leader found the time to socialise with the Jewish Lobby. The following is Ed Miliband’s speech to LFI (Labour Friends Of Israel), the same Zionist Lobby group that funded Blair’s government as it drove Britain into a criminal war in Iraq.

In his speech, Ed Miliband affirms his deep Zionist affiliation. The verdict on his reign is clear, Miliband should never have been the leader of a major British political party. He would have been better suited for a position as a local Rabbi or a part time job as an Israeli consular.

Jun 19 08:11

US changes nuclear strategy to first strike: Analyst

The United States has changed its military doctrine in favor of using nuclear weapons for preemptive purposes, an analyst writes for Press TV.

“US war doctrine has been changed. US nuclear weapons are no longer restricted to a retaliatory force, but have been elevated to the role of preemptive nuclear attack,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote in a column for Press TV website.

The analyst’s article comes against the backdrop of ongoing tensions between Russia and the US over Ukraine.

Washington has long accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine by providing arms and support to pro-Russian protesters in the East European country. Russia dismisses allegations of involvement in Ukraine’s unrest.

“Washington has begun the run-up to the Third World War, and Europeans seem to be onboard,” wrote Roberts, adding that the US government has been “demonizing Russia…with shameless lies and propaganda” in an attempt to prepare Americans and its allies for “war with Russia.”

Jun 19 07:35

Canadian Forces' return to old-style ranks, insignia costs millions

At a time of federal belt-tightening, the Conservative government's return to World War II-era ranks and insignia will require new dress uniforms for Canadian soldiers and naval officers at a cost of $4.5 million.

Defence Department figures show the bulk of that cost — $3.1 million — will go to buy new jackets for the dark green dress uniforms army officers wear to formal events and on parades.

A similar change for naval officers — the addition of a curl to the top bar of their traditional naval rank — has a cost of $1.35 million, the Defence Department says.
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That puts the cost of new jackets for the highest-ranking soldiers and sailors at almost $4.5 million.

Those costs are only necessary because of Conservative government changes to rank titles for the army and insignia for officers in the army and navy announced last year.

Jun 19 07:25

How America Is Bringing Peace and Democracy to the World

We brought peace and democracy to Iraq by our invading and occupying it in order to get rid of Al Qaeda and “Saddam’s WMD” (that war cost the U.S. $3 trillion).

And we brought peace and democracy to Ukraine by our overthrowing their corrupt but democratically elected pro-Russian President and installing a corrupt regime that on May 2nd massacred hundreds of civilians who opposed the coup and thus caused a civil war that now has our people bombing the residents of southeastern Ukraine whom we call “terrorists” while terrorizing them, into hoped-for submission to the regime that we have imposed upon them (those people refused to vote in the election that we held for them).

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USA: Bringing the American way to the rest of the world, whether they want it or not!

Jun 19 07:01

Obama to Congress: I don't need new permission on Iraq

I'll let you know what's going on, but I don't need new congressional authority to act, President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Wednesday about his upcoming decision on possible military intervention in Iraq.

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New authority? You don't have an old authority! Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives to the Executive Branch the command of the nation’s armed forces, while Article I, Section 8 gives to the Legislative Branch the power to decide when the United States goes to war.

Unless you are referring to that "AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAQ RESOLUTION OF 2002" . Because there is a bit of a problem there. That authorization passed by Congress contained two conditions that had to be met. First was that UN resolutions against nuclear weapons in Iraq had to be enforced. Second that the use of force was pre-authorized against Iraq for direct threats to US security.

On March 18th, 2003, President Bush submitted a letter of transmittal to the US Congress activating the Congressional Authorization for the use of force in Iraq. In that letter Bush stated that Iraq was in defiance of the United Nations' ban on weapons of mass destruction, and that the invasion of Iraq was needed to punish those responsible for 9-11. In hindsight, Bush lied on both points. Bush himself later admitted that Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11, and there never were any weapons of mass destruction. President Bush lied to the US Congress when he claimed to have proof of both of those assertions. The forged Niger "Yellow cake" documents, actions by the White House to keep the fact of that forgery secret, the "Dodgy Dossier", etc. all prove the lie was intentional with malice aforethought. That makes the first invasion of Iraq a war crime, illegal and unconstitutional, committed by President Bush.

It also means that 2002 authorization is null and void, since the conditions in it were never met. Iraq was fully in compliance with UN resolutions on weapons of mass destruction, and Iraq was not part of the 9-11 attack on the United States. The 2002 Authorization was never legally in effect and still isn't.

Under the War Powers act the President can deploy US military forces to respond to a direct threat to America, such as your soldiers protecting the embassy, but you cannot invade an entire nation. The President's War Powers authority only lasts 30 days, after which the decision to continue reverts to the Congress.

No, Mr. President, you may not take this nation to war without an Act of Congress. You don't have the authority to start a war on your own and you never did.

Jun 19 06:38

Iraq: The US Sponsored Sectarian “Civil War” is a “War of Aggression”, The “Supreme International Crime”

More than 11 years ago, high ranking government leaders in the United States and Britain likely broke international law in planning and waging the Iraq War.

The great command of the Nuremberg Tribunal convened after the Second World War to punish the evil that had shaken Europe was to abolish the “supreme international crime” – the planning and waging of wars of aggression. “War is essentially an evil thing,” the Tribunal held as it passed judgment on German leaders. “Its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world.”

Jun 18 08:07

Scandal-plagued Phoenix VA hospital gave $10 million in bonuses to administrators who covered up wait times for vets that likely led to the deaths of former soldiers

Workers at the Phoenix VA Health Care System — where investigators say veterans' health was jeopardized when employees covered up long wait times for patients in order to receive bonuses for short wait times — received about $10 million in bonuses, newly released records show.

Documents from the VA indicate than 2,100 employees got bonuses over the course of a three-year period.

The records, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, show the bonuses kept increasing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It almost sounds like they were being paid to drive the wounded veterans to suicide, to save the costs of caring for them for the rest of their lives!

Jun 18 07:48

The Fall of Iraq - What You Aren't Being Told

Jun 18 07:31

Obama’s pledge to boost US military in E Europe a provocative move: James Jatras

President Barack Obama’s pledge of providing $1 billion to boost the US military presence in Eastern Europe is an “unnecessary and provocative action,” an American political commentator says.

“I think this is a very pointless move. There is no threat to any of the NATO members in the Eastern Europe. This I think is an unnecessary and provocative action, James Jatras said during a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday.

Jun 18 07:00

VA Death Toll Higher Than All Wars

Most veterans who have chosen suicide have been abused and mistreated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some have been told that their illnesses or wounds are imaginary, others are shuffled into endless bureaucratic loops and most are subjected to the Kafkaesque disability compensation system where literally anything can happen and does.

Russia Today reports that veteran suicides in the US have topped 100,000. This isn’t “all vets” but only younger vets during the post 9/11 period. Many felt this number was outrageous but a careful statistical analysis of figures supplied by the Bureau of Census proved it to be low, perhaps 40% low.

Jun 18 06:56

Obama Eyes Long Campaign of ‘Selective’ Airstrikes for Iraq

According to senior administration officials, President Obama’s latest notion on intervention in Iraq is to model it after the ongoing Yemen drone war, launching “highly selective” airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq rather than engaging in a full-scale air war aimed at changing the situation on the ground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yemen isn't going all that well, and Obama appears to have forgotten the lesson of Vietnam, which is that you cannot win a war from the air.

Jun 17 16:55

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

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Time for a repost.

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Jun 17 06:18

Why ISIS gains in Iraq are reshaping Syrian regime's war strategy

Syria's regime has relied on Shiite fighters to claw back territory from rebels. A draw down of Iraqi Shiites to defend the homeland from ISIS militants puts more strain on Hezbollah.

Jun 16 12:06

Pat Robertson unloads on Bush for latest Iraq crisis: ‘We were sold a bill of goods!’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday blasted former President George W. Bush for selling Americans a “bill of goods” before the Iraq invasion, which led to the violence that is currently sweeping across the country.

During his Monday broadcast, a viewer asked Robertson if there was a solution to the ongoing violence caused by an al Qaeda splinter group, ISIS, threatening to take over Iraq.

“Right now, what we did — and it was a great mistake to go in there,” Robertson explained, pointing out that Saddam Hussein’s “bomb maker” had said that the then-dictator “doesn’t know how to make an atomic bomb.”

Jun 16 11:47

Violence in Iraq Means Profits for Beechcraft, Lockheed, Raytheon and other Weapons Makers

U.S. companies are reaping big benefits from the Iraqi government’s battle with ISIS militias. Three sales, including some big-ticket items, announced last month will put nearly $1 billion in the pockets of American defense contractors if Congress approves the sales.

Beechcraft Defense Co. and eight other contractors are selling 24 AT-6C Texan II aircraft, plus spares and other equipment to Iraq. That deal is worth about $790 million. The plane is used for “light attack and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.”
AM General has a deal to send 200 of its venerable Humvees to help guard oil installations. The contract, which includes spares and equipment such as radios and machine gun mounts, is worth $101 million.
Raytheon has a $90-million deal for seven aerostats along with 14 Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Tower systems to be used for command and control by the Iraqi military.

Jun 16 10:44

BEX ALERT - Will ISIS plan a 9/11-style terror plot against the U.S.?

Republicans are sounding the warning that the next 9/11-like terror plot could emerge from the regions of Iraq and Syria that are currently dominated by an extremist group bearing down on Baghdad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right. And Iraq stole incubators from Kuwait and Saddam had nuclear weapons, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Back in 1979, when the people of Iraq got fed up with living under a US puppet regime and kicked the Shah out, the US Government and the media branded the Iranians as "terrorists", "separatists", militants", and "insurgents" until the reality of a popular revolt against US proxy rule became undeniable. The same is happening in Iraq. When you look at how 30,00 US trained and financed Iraqi security forces have been swept away, it is obvious this is not the work of a splinter "Islamic" group, but a full on popular uprising.

The US is on the verge of getting kicked out of Iraq and they are desperate to re-invade and re-conquer Iraq, but dare not admit as such to the American people lest the war-weary American people decide a sequel to the illegal US invasion of Iraq (based on the lie of Saddam's nuclear weapons) is not a good idea.

They must be pretty desperate to try to wag 9-11 at us, in yet another attempt to scare us all into going to war against a nation that dares break free of US control. Are they desperate enough to set off a major explosion in the US to blame on the Iraqs? Certainly false-flag attacks are a well-known means for dictatorships to get what they want, such as Hitler's staging a phony attack on the German radio station in Gleiwitz, which was blamed on Poland to trick the Germans into an invasion. Israeli agents bombed British and US assets in Egypt and planted evidence to frame Egyptian Muslims in what later exploded as the Lavon affair scandal. Likewise, as Israel was attacking the USS Liberty, Israel claimed Egypt was attacking that ship, until the crew managed to get a radio message out past the Israeli jamming identifying their true attackers.

And if there is a really big bang, to be blamed on the next invasion target, that big bang will tell all of Americans that the NSA spying and TSA crotch-groping, all clear violations of the Constitution, really doesn't work to stop terror at all!

Jun 16 10:06

Russia to show advanced weaponry at Eurosatory arms exhibition

The Eurosatory arms exhibition demonstrates all trends in the development of armaments for land troops and ground air defense systems

Jun 16 09:22

The War Is On You

After 25 years of war on Iraq, the U.S. has what to show for it? A handful of dust. And at what cost in lives and property? It boggles the mind to consider the breadth and depth of the suffering.

Iraq was the great experiment following the Cold War for how the U.S. military machine could be used to make the world more free from tyranny — or so we were told.

Of all the problems that the ruling elite faced at the end of the Cold War, the most pressing was that the American people were dreaming of peace and normalcy, and increasingly intolerant of the overweening cost of being the world’s last superpower.

That was when the bombing began. We watched as people far away were fire bombed and murdered, how a mighty government was brought to its knees, how all the weapons built at our expense for decades could be used to subjugate a whole nation.

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It appears that there are no real differences between Democrats and Republicans: they are almost all members of the "war party" because of what war brings as financial reward to themselves and their cronies.

Jun 16 07:43

Iraq conflict: U.S. open to talks with Iran over Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists.

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Would that be the same Iran the US Government has been telling us ever since 1979 cannot be trusted to keep any agreement, such as the P5+1? And now the US and Iran are going to give each other a wet sloppy kiss and whup on the Iraqi people together?

The US must really be desperate in Iraq to so openly undermine their own anti-Iran propaganda this way.

"We've always been at war with Eastasia!"

Jun 16 07:22

$40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, was supposed to protect Americans against a chilling new threat from "rogue states" such as North Korea and Iran. But a decade after it was declared operational, and after $40 billion in spending, the missile shield cannot be relied on, even in carefully scripted tests that are much less challenging than an actual attack would be, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Add to that the new maneuverable delivery systems on the Russian and Chinese nuclear missiles,. and you can see why I want to stop this war before we reach the nuclear stage.

Jun 16 07:08

Office of Naval Research: U.S. Marine Ground Vehicles Will Carry Lasers to Shoot Down Drones

As the Navy prepares to deploy its first laser weapon on a ship later this summer, Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced June 11 that they have finished awarding contracts to develop a similar weapon to be used on ground vehicles.

The Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move program, commonly referred to as GBAD, aims to provide an affordable alternative to traditional firepower to keep enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from tracking and targeting Marines on the ground.

ONR is working with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and industry partners on the development of GBAD’s components and subsystems, including the laser itself, beam director, batteries, radar, advanced cooling, and communications and command and control.

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I look forward to a world in which war becomes obsolete, as the methodology of resolving geopolitical problems.

Jun 14 11:09

US GOVERNMENT DECLARES SURVIVORS OF USS LIBERTY PERSONA NON GRATA

Suppose you gave a memorial service for Americans killed in action during an attack on a US Navy ship by an enemy of the United States and nobody came.

Suppose you gave a memorial service for Americans killed in action during an attack on a US Navy ship in which that ship was ordered to be abandoned while it was still under attack and calling for help and nobody came.

Suppose you gave a memorial service for Americans killed in action during an attack on a US Navy ship in which among the awards won by the officers and crew of that ship are the Medal of Honor, two Navy Crosses, eleven Silver Stars, twenty Bronze Stars, nine Navy Commendations, 208 Purple Hearts, 294 Combat Action Ribbons and the Presidential Unit Citation which makes it among the most decorated ships for a single action in US Navy history and nobody came.

Jun 13 12:01

Pentagon spent millions on boats that were never delivered to landlocked Afghanistan

Despite being billed a “top priority” for American efforts in Afghanistan, a new government watchdog report found that the United States spent more than $3 million obtaining eight patrol boats that were never used.

Authored by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the report stated the purchases were made back in 2010, but about four years later the boats are still sitting unused in a Virginia warehouse.

Jun 13 11:30

US ‘Urgently’ Readies Air Strikes Against al-Qaeda in Iraq

There seems to be growing momentum among US politicians from both parties in favor of direct military intervention on behalf of the Iraqi government, with President Obama saying he won’t rule out anything that might aid Prime Minister Maliki.

Jun 13 08:05

The Constitution of the United States

The Congress shall have Power ... To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives to the Executive Branch the command of the nation’s armed forces, while Article I, Section 8 gives to the Legislative Branch the power to decide when the United States goes to war.

Congress attempted to shirk their duty to decide when the nation goes to war by passing the "AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAQ RESOLUTION OF 2002"

On March 18th, 2003, President Bush submitted a letter of transmittal to the US Congress activating the Congressional Authorization for the use of force in Iraq. In that letter Bush stated that Iraq was in defiance of the United Nations' ban on weapons of mass destruction, and that the invasion of Iraq was needed to punish those responsible for 9-11. In hindsight, Bush lied on both points. Bush himself later admitted that Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11, and there never were any weapons of mass destruction. President Bush lied to the US Congress when he claimed to have proof of both of those assertions. The forged Niger "Yellow cake" documents, actions by the White House to keep the fact of that forgery secret, the "Dodgy Dossier", etc. all prove the lie was intentional with malice aforethought. That makes the first invasion of Iraq a war crime, illegal and unconstitutional, committed by the President, with Congress as accessories to that crime.

The President is not allowed to lie to the people of the United States, certainly not to the Congress. The Congress, having been lied to, was duty bound to initiate impeachment proceedings at that point against President Bush. It was, after all, not sex for which Bill Clinton was impeached, but lying about it. Lying to Congress under any situation is a high crime or misdemeanor by any reasonable definition of those phrases. Lying to start a war is the worst crime a leader can commit against their own people. It is the highest of all High Crimes and Misdemeanors possible.

So here we are with the people of Iraq taking back their nation (just as Iran did in 1979), and Obama is all set to order the US military forces to re-invade Iraq and teach those uppity people that the US now owns their nation and its oil. And once again, the President is starting a war without a formal declaration from Congress, and worse, Congress is refusing to obey their duty to call the President on his illegal and unconstitutional actions.

It was illegal for the US to invade Iraq in the first place, and equally illegal to invade it again!

 

As a side note, whenever a politician gets caught using government assets for private use, they are forced to reimburse the treasury. The same should hold true for the Presidents when they use public property, in this case the military, for private little wars of their own. Why should We The People pay for the costs of war (along with its ruinous interest) when the war is illegal? I think former President Bush should be billed for all of the material costs of the war(s) in Iraq. I know it is a lot of money, but I understand that the Bush family is fairly rich! :)

Jun 12 08:27

Scientists condemn 'crazy, dangerous' creation of deadly airborne flu virus

Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents.

US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses currently circulating in wild birds, but critics condemned the studies as dangerous and called on funders to stop the work.

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used a technique called reverse genetics to build the virus from fragments of wild bird flu strains. They then mutated the virus to make it airborne to spread more easily from one animal to another.

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I would suspect that this is about weaponisation of the virus, taken to a whole, new, and unprecedented level, with a horrendous lethality rate.

Jun 12 06:58

FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.

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I wrote this article way back when the US Government was still trying to justify the invasion and conquest of Iraq by claiming that Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons. It is a detailed breakdown of all of the obvious lies, frauds, and falsehoods used to trick Americans into supporting that war. The real agenda, long hidden, was to punish Iraq for daring to sell their oil for the Euro and to install a puppet regime that would enforce the sale of Iraq's oil for the US dollar.

So, as Obama cranks up the drones and sends the troops back into Iraq for "Invasion: The sequel - This time we'll get it RIGHT!", expect a second helping of highly odoriferous bovine excrement served to you by the US corporate media.

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Jun 11 18:29

Iraq Wants America Back to Fight Insurgents With Air Strikes

Two and a half years after the last U.S. soldier departed, an al Qaeda offshoot is in control of Mosul and headed for Baghdad—and Iraq’s prime minister is requesting U.S. air strikes.

Jun 11 10:29

FBI opens criminal probe of VA after scandal

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found systemic problems in the medical system for military veterans, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.

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The official cover-up is now in force!

Jun 11 09:58

Uganda says new "Western-funded" rebel group is set up

Uganda said Wednesday that a new cult-like rebel army has been formed with financial support from Western "individuals," according to dpa reports. The funding for the newly organized rebel group comes from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, the Uganda police spokesman claims.

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"Because when we send in money and guns to overthrow an elected government, that represents the best aspect of American Democracy at work!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 10 07:30

Huge backlog: 70 percent of VA facilities used alternative wait lists

Tens of thousands of veterans are stuck in backlogs awaiting care at VA facilities, the department said Monday in a report that confirms employees regularly cooked the books, often under pressure from supervisors, to try to hide long wait times.

The audit found that 70 percent of Veterans Affairs facilities surveyed placed patients on alternate wait lists, meaning many of those veterans probably weren’t recorded in the official reports back to headquarters and were used to dole out bonuses to VA executives.

In a report that called the problems plaguing the nation’s largest single health care provider “systemic,” auditors also found a scheduling process that is “overly complicated” and “resulted in high potential to create confusion among scheduling clerks and front-line supervisors.”

As a result, more than 57,000 veterans were waiting 90 days or more for an initial appointment. Another 64,000 apparently never got appointments after enrolling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I recall Donald Rumsfeld complaining that the planners of the Iraq war had not counted on so many soldiers surviving their battlefield injuries when they were estimating what the war would cost. His idea apparently was that once they were wounded and no longer useful to the war machine, they should do the patriotic thing and simply die.

Looks like the VA intentionally followed that policy!

Jun 10 06:53

The American Legions Leadership Allegiance to Israel

Immediately following Israel’s attack on America’s premier spy ship as it navigated in International waters on 8 June 1967, the American Legion Membership passed a strong resolution on the incident.

Resolution #508 condemned Israeli actions as an “apparently deliberate attack.”

Resolution #508 called on the U.S. government to “conduct a complete and thorough investigation of this incident” and to demand full payment from the Israeli government for compensation to the families, crew, and to the United States for the damage to the ship.
“After the resolution was passed, there were complaints from the Jewish War Veterans of America and some Jewish members of the American Legion, and the resolution was allowed to die without action. The American Legion member who proposed the resolution stated later that the lack of follow through was due to pressure by pro-Israel organizations.”

Jun 09 11:46

Andrea Mitchell not buying State Dept.’s spin on Bergdahl Swap

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell appeared visibly irritated with State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Monday amid her efforts to suggest the Osama bin Laden raid serves as a precedent for a national security matter that is too sensitive to allow members of Congress to be briefed on its details. Harf even suggested that Mitchell and others were attempting to “recreate” the history of the bin Laden raid by insisting that members were briefed on it before it was executed.

Jun 09 11:20

VA audit finds more secret wait lists

An internal audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs released Monday found that 70 percent of facilities had placed patients on a wait list other than the official electronic record.

During the audit, officials spoke with more than 3,700 VA employees to see if allegations of secret wait lists, manipulation of data and delay of care were true for facilities across the VA.

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Total estimated veterans still waiting for first visit is 57,000.

Jun 09 11:18

TEXT OF HIROHITO'S WAR DECLARATION

To ensure the stability of East Asia, and to contribute to world peace is the farsighted policy which was formulated by our great illustrious Imperial Grandsire and our Great Imperial Sire succeeding him and which we lay constantly to heart. To cultivate friendship among nations and to enjoy prosperity in common with all nations, has always been the guiding principle of our Empire's foreign policy. It has truly been unavoidable and far from our wishes that our Empire has been brought to cross swords with America and Britain. More than four years have passed since China, failing to comprehend the true intentions of our Empire, and recklessly courting trouble, disturbed the peace of East Asia and compelled our Empire to take up arms.

Jun 09 11:17

F-35 jets too risky for military, report contends

A new report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives argues that the controversial F-35 fighter jets, which would replace the air force’s aging CF-18 fleet, are too dangerous to be used by the Canadian military.

The report, titled “One Dead Pilot,” was released on Monday. It argues that the single-engine F-35 poses too many risks, and that it could fail over the ocean or the remote Arctic.

Jun 09 09:26

VA Accused of Retaliating against Whistleblowers

As if the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wasn’t in enough trouble already, federal lawyers are now investigating the agency over allegations of retaliating against whistleblowers.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced this week that it has received complaints from 37 VA workers claiming their superiors punished them for speaking out about problems at the embattled agency—including reports similar to the current controversy over improper scheduling of medical visits for veterans.

Lawyers with OSC say they stopped the VA recently from taking disciplinary actions against three VA whistleblowers. “OSC appreciates the VA’s cooperation in providing interim relief to these employees,” said OSC chief Carolyn Lerner. “Receiving candid information about harmful practices from employees will be critical to the VA’s efforts to identify problems and find solutions. However, employees will not come forward if they fear retaliation.”

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This is an outrage, in terms of the health of our Vets.

Every single Veteran who needs medical care should be getting the same, top-quality level of care as does Dick Cheney; they have earned it.

Jun 09 09:05

Obama security team ponders black ops mission to kill Taliban 5 in Qatar

A former U.S. intelligence official, who worked on covert operations throughout the Middle East and Latin America, claims the scuttlebutt among Beltway security experts is that there may be an a abrupt end to the freedom of the Taliban terrorists released from Guantanamo Bay's detention center, he intimated on Sunday.

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The Bergdahl scandal has become a litany of one failed decision after another. First there was the plan to offset the VA scandal by bringing home an American hero. Only that did not work out because the hero turned out to be a deserted and defector. This put the focus on the five Taliban who were released, which, although they may well have been among the 1/3 of Guantanamo detainees already cleared for release by the military tribunal, have been promoted as "really bad guys" in the media. So now the response by the White House is to renege on the release by sending on the drones to kill these five guys and a hundred innocent bystanders, and the White House apparently seems to think this will make the scandal go away!

Jun 09 08:00

RT Crosstalk - Schizophrenic Kiev?

Jun 09 07:46

The other Cold War that no one talks about

As usual, the biggest story in America is suppression of news. There has never been a time when the media has taken such an aggressive position, not even after 9/11. It’s more than Ukraine or Syria. The US has not only outraged Russia and China but other nations that were once afraid of the US are now ready to hit back. The simplest way to go after the US is to release classified intelligence showing the US as an aggressor nation or worse, a dupe, violent, dangerous and uncaring.

We forget what it was like, the carefully orchestrated orgy of hate after the nuclear demolition of the WTC and the missile attack on the Pentagon. This is one of many shameful moments in American history, where a nation abandoned common sense and backed a gang of traitors whose common purpose, all can see now, was and is the destruction of the United States and “her freedoms.”

Jun 08 09:54

Obama Administration Gives Priority to Bioweapons Research

The priorities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the area of bacteriology have been “catastrophically re-ordered” by emphasizing bioweapons research over non-bioweapons research, a prominent authority states.

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Given the botch-ups with non-biological weapons, the idea that the US is pushing to develop biological weapons scares me. One mistake could mean the end of life on Earth.

Jun 08 09:14

The New McCarthyism

Once again vast sums of money are being spent on a war, this time a hot one and getting hotter. Once again parties with a vested interest are out to smear and destroy anyone who dares ask if the wars are worth the sacrifice of our young people (not to mention the money), indeed if there really is any point at all to the wars aside from justifying the flow of money to defense contractors.

But the Soviet Union has gone out of business. The word "communist" doesn't carry the same psychological impact it used to, so the war hawk smear squad has come up with a new one, "Anti-Semite." Like "Communist", "Anti-Semite" is used to ruin the lives of people who have not actually done anything wrong other than to challenge the war profiteers. It is a new word for an old trick, and I am amazed that they are still playing the same old game, but I guess the FBI can always find some dumb-assed idiot to fall for it and do their dirty work of wrecking a career for them.

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Reposted in light of Israel now openly trying to wreck the careers of anyone who questions Israel's treatment of the Palestinians!

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Jun 08 09:07

US Military Considered Creating A Bomb To Turn People Gay?!

The Pentagon actually expected the enemy to start f*cking each other after dropping the gay bomb

Jun 08 06:04

248 armed conflicts after WW2; US started 201 (81%), killing 30 million

People around the world view the US as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country. The data confirm this conclusion:

Since WW2, Earth has had 248 armed conflicts. The US started 201 of them.
These US-started armed attacks have killed ~30 million and counting; 90% of these deaths are innocent children, the elderly and ordinary working civilian women and men.
The US has war-murdered more than Hitler’s Nazis.

Jun 08 06:02

American Leaders JOKE About Dead Veterans and Children

Jun 07 07:27

Hillary Clinton Won't Second Guess President Obama's 'Very Hard Choice' On Bergdahl

In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton defended President Obama’s decision to swap five Taliban prisoners for U.S. solider Bowe Bergdahl, saying she won’t second guess him.

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All of a sudden, the lockstep defense of Obama by Democrats starts to make sense. Obama's latest PR stunt, bringing back Bergdahl to offset the damage from the VA scandal, has blown up in his face with the revelation that Bergdahl was a deserter and defector. Standing with Obama on this issue mere months before the November elections is not going to help the re-election chances for Democrats. But with Obama in his last term of office, it doesn't make sense to rick ones own career to protect him.

But it makes perfect sense if they are protecting Hillary for 2016.

As things stand, Hillary looks to handily win the 2016 Democratic nomination. And short of bringing back Ron Paul, the GOP is unlikely to find a candidate who can keep Hillary from the White House.

But if Obama is impeached, or resigns, or removed under the Twenty Fifth Amendment, then Joe Biden steps into the Oval Office and enters the 2016 primaries already being the President, an advantage that could easily sweep Hillary off to one side. If Biden replaces Obama more than half way through Obama's second term, then he is legally eligible to run for two terms on his own, taking him to 2024, by which time Hillary will be too old to run again.

So I think what is going on is that the Democrats who support Hillary are trying to protect Obama in order to protect her chances for 2016.

Jun 07 07:03

FLASHBACK - America's Last Prisoner of War

Three years ago, a 23-year-old soldier walked off his base in Afghanistan and into the hands of the Taliban. Now he’s a crucial pawn in negotiations to end the war. Will the Pentagon leave a man behind?

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This was thew article on Bowe Bergdahl written by Michael Hastings 1 year before Michael Hastings died in a suspicious car crash. It was admitted that the FBI was investigating Michael Hastings' reporting at the time he died.

Jun 07 06:43

US military intrusions 'ineffective, shameful': Analyst

Americans are “fed up” with the US military’s “foreign intrusions” in other countries, a military analyst in New York says, calling Washington’s aggressive foreign policy “ineffective and shameful.”

“The American people are expecting us to get out of these foreign intrusions, we can’t afford them, we’ve not been successful with them,” Michael Burns told Press TV on Wednesday.

“It’s an embarrassment, it’s a shame on the traditional American policy,” Burns said. “The American people are just chagrined and shamed over the ineffectiveness of our intrusions into other people’s business.

Jun 06 11:17

'Who thinks Bergdahl deserted?' Six soldiers who served with freed POW say they would all have died for their brother in arms

A group of soldiers who served with Sgt Bowe Bergdahl all agreed that he was a deserter, before angrily spelling out how they would have 'died for someone who then simply left'.

Jun 06 10:40

Salaries of VA employees in Phoenix

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Prepare to be shocked.

Jun 06 08:13

NATO using Ukraine to syphon more money from EU

In the end of the day, it’s all business.

NATO’s Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen wants European leaders to spend more on defense, but Germany, France and the UK are keeping their grip tight, Deutsche Welle reads.

“We live in a different world than we did less than a month ago,” Fogh Rasmussen told a Brookings Institution forum in March.

“Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine is in blatant breach of its international commitments and it is a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is a wakeup call for the Euro-Atlantic community, for NATO, and for all those committed to a Europe whole, free and at peace.”

What he wanted was to make the NATO member states reconsider their defense budgets, as there have been gloomy warnings that the Alliance is unprepared for Russian ‘aggression’.

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At the end of the day, this looks like a NATO shake-down of Europe for more money.

And that concept of "Russian aggression"?!?!?

Please, give me a break!!

Ukraine was taken over by an illegal putsch against the legally elected government; yes, a government so collectively crooked, that it had to screw its socks on in the morning, BUT legally elected.

Crimea, a traditionally Russian-centric area which had been taken over by Ukraine under the time of Khrushchev, had what was considered by all observers, a free and fair election, in order to realign with Russia.

Russia did nothing wrong: the people of Crimea exercised peaceful self-determination in this election.

You cannot have this both ways. Isn't peaceful self-determination supposed to be a value that we are supposed to respect and applaud?!?

I mean, I am just asking, folks!!!!

Jun 06 07:45

Hillary Clinton and the Weaponization of the State Department

On May 23, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went to the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) trade show in Tampa, Florida to share her vision of “smart power” and to explain the State Department’s crucial role in extending the reach and efficacy of America’s growing “international counterterrorism network.”

First, there is such a thing as a “Special Operations Forces Industry Conference trade show.” Without some keen reporting by David Axe of Wired, that peculiar get-together might’ve flown completely under the radar—much like the shadowy “industry” it both supports and feeds off of like a sleek, camouflaged lamprey attached to a taxpayer-fattened shark.

Jun 06 06:57

Military jet crashes in yard; 2nd jet misses carrier

A U.S. Navy jet crashed off the Southern California coast Wednesday night only hours after a Marine jet in a separate incident crashed into a neighborhood east of San Diego. There were not fatalities or serious injuries in either incident.

Jun 06 06:55

Stockman - The Military Industrial Complex & Total Collapse

Eric King: "If the fighting continues in Ukraine, is it just going to continue to be a stalemate over there?"

Stockman: "It could well devolve into a full-fledged civil war, and that would be really unfortunate for the people. ... That is the result of the constitutional and political crisis that was provoked last November and December, not by Putin and the Russians, but by the (U.S.) State Department and the CIA and the so-called non-governmental organizations that are swarming all over eastern Europe trying to stir up trouble. It’s an indication that what I call the military-industrial complex, this warfare state with all the spy agencies and this massive war machine that we have, is a dangerous thing to keep in being. We don’t need it. It should be demobilized. It should be dramatically reduced so that the people who operate it aren’t tempted to start stirring up trouble."

Jun 06 05:57

Mass Murderers Brazenly Hold Conference, Discuss Tools of Trade

A unique conference is planned in Charlottesville, Va., featuring the latest technologies for the practice of large-scale killing. The Daily Progress tells us that,

"to allow participants to speak more freely about potentially sensitive topics, the conference is closed to the media and open only to registered participants."

Well I should think so! Registered participants? How does one get registered for such a thing?

Jun 05 09:33

Mother of Fort Bliss soldier who committed suicide speaks out after El Paso VA survey results revealed

"I don't think it's a stretch to connect the high rate of suicides to the delay, deferral and ultimate denial of access to mental health care providers," said congressman Beto O'Rourke.

Jun 05 09:16

Apocalyptic mentality reigns in USA: Analyst

The apocalyptic mentality of the ruling elite in the United States risks triggering wars even though a unipolar world is dying, an analyst tells Press TV.

“The danger we have is that as the period of absolute or unipolar domination subsides, we risk major wars because the mentality of the US ruling elite is in some ways apocalyptic,” Webster Griffin Tarpley told Press TV in an interview.

He said the current people in power in the United States, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have a “Twilight of the Gods” mentality.

Tarpley highlighted the “benefit” of Russian, Chinese and Iranian governments to stand against the dangerous mindset of the United States.

“There is got to be some kind of a barrier or counter weight or a push back against these really crazy excesses that we see here in Washington. It is a kind of ‘a ruling class-gone-mad’ and the only thing that seems to deter them is counterforce,” he said.

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That's what scares me about the current state of the body politic, both at home, and abroad.

With all the scandals engulfing Obama, be it IRS-Gate, Benghazi-Gate, AP Gate, Prisoner-Swap-Gate, Obama-care-gate, and Ukraine Putsch-Gate, Obama is beginning to look cornered, at all levels of his presidency.

And both cornered animals - and politicians - are dangerous, in terms of what they may conjure up next to distract from the previous scandals and epic policy fails.

Jun 05 08:42

Albuquerque VA Assigned 3000 Patients To Doctor Who Never Saw Them

Officials at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Albuquerque say as many as 3,000 patients were assigned to a doctor who didn’t actually see them, a New Mexico congresswoman said Wednesday.

The officials told U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., that the practice of putting patients without primary care doctors into a separate pool was part of an effort to balance demand and a shortage of doctors at a facility that handled nearly 660,000 outpatient visits last year.

Jun 05 07:52

DU Contamination of Europe: Why the EU resists US warmongering in the Ukraine

Little research seems to have been carried out on the distance travelled by the uranium aerosols. The military maintains that the uranium remains near the point of impact, and the Royal Society report (2002) also states that the material does not travel more than some tens of metres. On the other hand, measurements of uranium in local populations in Kosovo some nine months after the use of uranium weapons all tested positive for depleted uranium in urine (Priest 2004) and The United Nations (UNEP) found uranium particles in air filters in Bosnia some years after its use.

Jun 05 07:17

FLASHBACK - Vietnam MIAs: Ghosts Return to Haunt McCain and the US Press

The briefing took place in 1973, right before the final peace agreement between the US and Hanoi. What the Vietnamese general told the Russians was that his government was intent on getting war reparations, $3.25 billion in reconstruction money, pledged by the US in peace negotiations headed on the US side by Henry Kissinger. The general told the Russians that Hanoi would hold back a large number of POWs until the money arrived. It seems the Vietnamese had successfully used the same tactic with the French, to elicit promised funds, after which POWs were transferred.

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Obama is on TV now, justifying his bypass of Congress to trade five Taliban officials from Guantanamo for Bergdahl, using as his justification the "sacred principle" that we do not leave anyone behind.

This is, of course, nonsense. The US abandoned 600 POWs in Vietnam to avoid paying $3.25 billion in war reparations.

This trade for Bergdahl was another desperate PR stunt by the White House to offset the VA scandal, and with Bergdahl's being revealed as a deserter and defector, has become a scandal in itself.

Jun 04 19:34

Military Harrier jet crashes into residential area in California (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A military jet has crashed into a residential area in Imperial Valley, California.

Officials say one home was set ablaze, according to NBC San Diego, but the fire was quickly extinguished. Two to three additional homes were impacted by the crash, officials said.

The Third Marine Aircraft Wing AV-8B Harrier crashed at approximately 14:20 local time.

Jun 04 13:46

Ouch: Bergdahl’s Home Town Cancels Plans For Homecoming Celebration…

The hometown of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has canceled a rally planned for later this month celebrating his release from five years of Taliban captivity, a municipal official told Reuters on Wednesday, amid allegations that he was a deserter.

Jun 04 12:05

NBC, CBS Skip Latest Developments in VA Scandal as It Explodes to New States

The Veterans Affairs scandal engulfing the Obama administration has spread into Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, but only ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday found time to cover the latest developments. GMA news reader Amy Robach revealed, "We're learning those secret waiting lists were also kept at ten facilities in these four Midwestern western states with nearly 100 veterans waiting more than three months for treatment." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

Despite the eight hours of air time available to the three network morning shows, CBS and NBC avoided the story. ABC allowed 21 seconds. Obviously, the prisoner swap involving a U.S. soldier and five Taliban terrorists has rightly dominated the news. However, The four-hour-long Today show still found time to devote five minutes and 13 seconds on the subject of "six months to six pack" abs. CBS This Morning offered three minutes and 50 seconds to the phenomenon of "urban farming." Clearly, time was available.

Jun 04 12:02

US may soon train Kiev’s military, Obama tells Ukraine’s president-elect

The US has pledged additional military help to Ukraine as well as potential training of its law enforcement and military personnel. President Obama’s vows comes as Kiev continues air strikes as a part of its military operation in southeastern Ukraine.

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Ah yes, the "advisers." Same stunt that got us into the war in Vietnam.

Jun 04 10:38

Gold Star mom: 'This guy was worth my son's life?'

“It gets really hurtful when I think, this guy was worth my son’s life? My son who was patriotic? Who was a true soldier? Who defended his country with his life?” Andrews told Army Times via phone on Monday. “That guy was worth that? I don’t think so.”

Jun 04 09:31

Friend or foe?

Currently, according to the agreements made after World War II, 94 U.S. military bases are deployed in Japan which is about 47 thousand American soldiers and officers. And their main goal is "to provide security for Japan and maintain peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region".

And two-thirds of all U.S. troops in Japan are deployed on a small island of Okinawa (34 U.S. military facilities, part of which were built in the city), which is less than 1% of whole Japan. Even a joke appeared among locals that "not U.S. bases are located on Okinawa, but Okinawa is located on U.S. military base". And behavior of U.S. militaries often causes resentment of local population and demands for withdrawal.

May 30 10:56

TRINITITE! Why Iran will not attack the US or Israel.

Even if Iraq had possessed weapons of mass destruction (which we now know they did not), and even if Iraq had the long range ICBMs to reach across the Atlantic with (which we know they did not), Iraq would still not have been a threat to the US because any attack with a weapon of mass destruction would be national suicide.

Apr 05 12:43

Critical Infrastructure Exploits Being Packaged In Hacker Tools

In a bid to make critical infrastructure vendors to take cyber security threats seriously, researchers release Stuxnet inspired exploits.

Apr 05 11:24

U.S. Underestimates China Military Growth: Study

WASHINGTON — The United States has underestimated the growth of China’s military as policymakers have taken public statements at face value or failed to understand Beijing’s thinking, a study said April 5.

Apr 05 11:03

Oaksterdam University Raid 'Payback' For California's Marijuana Legalization Effort?

The man who bankrolled California's closest shot yet at fully legalizing marijuana, Prop. 19, saw his Oaksterdam University cannabis college in Oakland raided by federal authorities yesterday.
And pot advocates are fuming.

The Drug Policy Alliance suggests the raid by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service might have served one possible goal:
"Payback" for the 2010 legalization effort that failed but made a good try of it. The ballot effort was backed by Richard Lee, the millionaire owner of Oaksterdam.

Apr 05 09:47

DEA Busts US Soldiers Smuggling To Weapons, Drugs To Mexico Cartels

One of the most bizarre DEA stings to date and one which may have links to government protected overseas drug-running operations.

Apr 05 09:30

US Launches Top Secret Rocket

The United States has successfully launched a multi-million-dollar rocket carrying an undisclosed cargo believed to be a top-secret spy satellite.

Apr 05 06:44

Onward global army ... maybe sooner than later?

The beauty, in the eyes of some, is that when things get really bad for the general population and more and more uprisings occur, an international army will better be able to step in and do crowd control (you know, keeping the peace) than a local army would, local soldiers being possibly reluctant to shoot real bullets at their own people. That may also be one of the reasons for the partnership with the US Northern Command - so that US troops could step in to put down a Canadian uprising, and vice versa.

Last, but still worth considering: maybe recruitment centres won't be needed if a draft is imposed, which of course would only occur if the predicted WWIII is not just a conspiracy fantasy.

I'm also getting the feeling our economy is going to tank (further), which means there will be lots of unemployed youth with no place to go but the military.

Apr 05 06:25

Guenter Grass, German Nobel Winner, Criticizes Israel Over Iran Tensions

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," Grass wrote in his poem titled:

"What must be said"

The 84-year-old Grass said he had been prompted to put pen to paper by Berlin's recent decision to sell Israel a submarine able to "send all-destroying warheads where the existence of a single nuclear bomb is unproven."

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," he wrote. His poem specifically criticized Israel's "claim to the right of a first strike" against Iran.

Apr 04 23:23

Surprise Video Changes Syria “Timeline”

Al Jazeera’s Shaping of the Syrian Story

Of all the myths obstructing the honest portrayal of events in Syria this past year, none has been more fiercely guarded by regime-change advocates than this one stark falsehood:

Myth – the Syrian regime has only been shooting unarmed, peaceful protestors until very recently when opposition groups finally decided to arm themselves in self-defense.

Apr 04 19:36

Britain’s Mad-House Foreign Policy

The best and cheapest way of protecting our national security is simply to eject the madmen from the Foreign Office and stop pimping for the US and its mad-dog protegé.

Let’s see how quickly the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with Mr Bellingham’s help, can get their skates on and straighten out the simple matter of Palestine’s status so that Israel’s strutting psychopaths can finally be brought to book.

Apr 04 19:11

In Defense of Helen Thomas: What’s Wrong With History?

Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.

In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”

I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.

It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions:

Apr 04 15:50

9/11 Terror Suspects To Stand Trial In Guantanamo

Five men accused of planning and executing the 9/11 terrorist attacks face the death penalty in a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal.

Apr 04 14:44

Today is April 4th . . . Happy George Orwell Day!

"In small clumsy letters he wrote: April 4th, 1984."

"His pen had slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing in large neat capitals -

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

over and over again, filling half a page." ~ 1984

Apr 04 13:56

Al Jazeera Smuggled Satellite Communication Tools To Syria Rebel

A former Al Jazeera correspondent reveals the news outlet smuggled Satellite internet and phone communication tools to the Syria rebels through Lebanon.

Apr 04 12:25

School Children Forced To Participate In Kony 2012 Activism

A Colorado father reveals an effort to indoctrinate children by forcing them to watch Kony 2012 and write the US Senate in support of the campaign.

Apr 04 12:03

US Mercenaries Intervening In Syria - Leaked Emails

Leaked emails show that US Mercenaries are working with armed terrorists in Syria to overthrow Assad at the request of and under air cover of US officials.

Apr 04 11:18

Worse Than SOPA: New CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Will Censor The Web

A new cybersecurity bill will allow the government to bypass privacy laws to monitor, censor, and stop any online activity deemed disruptive to the government or private parties.

Apr 04 11:05

Fascism Comes to the Internet: Introducing CISPA

Joe Wright
Activist Post

After nearly unprecedented pushback against bills SOPA and PIPA, their apparent defeat cannot yet be claimed. Most skeptics presumed that the defeat of the aforementioned would only serve to offer a compromised "SOPA light" at some point to circumvent criticism over government censorship. Well, it didn't take long...

Apr 04 10:44

Guidebook To False Confessions: US Torture Manual Released

The timeline of how we went from a nation of liberty to one of forced false confessions revealed in release of the key document the US used to justify torture.

Apr 04 08:49

An American Mutiny In The Persian Gulf

Americans have been saying No to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and now Iran to No Avail. We also said No to Bailouts to No Avail. In 2006 Democrats took over congress on an anti-war platform but we saw nothing but endless standing ovations for the madman Bibi Netanyahu from both sides of the political aisle. In 2012 70% of US military donations went to the only candidate who opposed the wars and defended the Constitution. These men and women saw their votes stolen in the primaries further diminishing our right to say No to war. Bailouts did not just continue but graduated to stealing money from our accounts.

The American military is the only group of people in the world who can effectively say No to World War III.

Apr 04 08:27

Rocket with secret payload launches from Calif.

Intelligence analysts think the rocket carried a radar imaging satellite capable of seeing at night and through bad weather. In recent years, the United States has worked to phase out its fleet of older, heavier radar reconnaissance satellites with smaller but equally capable ones, said Charles Vick, a space policy analyst with the Globalsecurity.org think tank.

Such radar satellites would be able to zero in on countries of interest and see details that typical Earth satellites can't, experts said.

Mar 16 12:26

Aiding Terrorism Redefined To Include Bradley Manning, Wikileaks

Point of no return: The US government broadens the NDAA definition of people and organizations that support terrorism to include Bradley Manning and Wikileaks

Mar 16 12:25

What Closing The Straits Of Hormuz Will Mean In 3 Simple Charts

These 3 simple charts fully explain the shock waves that will be sent through the global economy if Iran decides to shut down in response to western military threats.

Mar 16 12:23

CIA: We Do Not “Concede or Not Concede” that Waterboarding is Illegal

Even though Obama has declared it illegal and the US has even prosecuted it as a war crime, the CIA argues that waterboarding is a classified intelligence gathering method not subject to FOIA

Mar 14 08:43

Israel's non-stop Iran spite puts ties with US in firing line


Meanwhile Tel Aviv isn't backing down from its threat to attack - but that's not striking a chord with Israeli public opinion. Paula Slier reports.

Mar 14 05:30

KONY 2012 Psy-Op Collapsing

Invisible Children disables comments on viral propaganda video + meet the real Joseph Kony.

Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

As the US State Department, USAID-centric Invisible Children psy-op KONY 2012 collapses, Invisible Children has disabled comments on their viral YouTube video.

When last checked, negative comments were voted to the top and a cascading effect of skepticism as well as damning facts began drowning out the initial confusion, sympathy, and emotional knee-jerk support the propaganda video purposefully created and preyed upon...

Mar 14 05:11

7 Steps to Dissolve the Matrix and Stop World War Three

Shall We Put an End to the Human Race or Shall Mankind Renounce War? -- Bertrand Russell

Julian Rose
Activist Post

Looming up in front of us like some ghoulish malevolent giant, is the prospect of mankind having to endure the devastation of a 'Third World War'.

An event, should it come to pass, would pit brother against brother, sister against sister, 'faith' against 'faith', ideology against ideology, nation against nation and all of it together against the continuation of life on Earth.

Mar 13 16:05

'Presidential Secrets'--Former Operative Chip Tatum Speaks

LATEST UPDATE: Chip's tortured body was reported to have washed up on a beach in Panama in early 2007.

Jan 15 16:11

Rick Sanchez: "there is a huge problem with journalism in the United States"

Dana Loesch, a CNN contributor, made a statement on her radio show that she would "drop trou and do it too." The act she was talking about was joining US Marines to urinate on dead Afghans. Earlier this week a video of US Marines urinating on dead Afghans went viral and caused pandemonium. Most people condemn the actions of the Marines while others applaud their brutal actions. Rick Sanchez, journalist, author and former CNN host, joins us for more.

Nov 11 06:24

VETERANS' DAY - WALTER LEWIS SMITH

Here is one veteran; not a glyph on a wall, but a man with a name, a face, and a history. To his friends and family he was a real human being, even though to the War Department he was just another statistic.

May 30 08:57

Worth Re-reading This Memorial Day: War is a Racket by Gen Smedley Butler

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC

1881 - 1940

Double recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor

"I spent 33 years and 4 months in active service as a member of our country's most agile military force--the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was part of a racket all the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service."

Smedley D. Butler (1881-1940)

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