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Aug 10 08:25

FLASHBACK SEPTEMPER 10TH, 2001 - Pentagon Missing Trillions

"'According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions,' Rumsfeld admitted. $2.3 trillion – that's $8,000 for every man, woman and child in America."
-- CBS, 1/29/02

Aug 10 08:25

Ex-NATO supreme commander rips Obama over military cuts

Former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis criticized President Obama, his former boss, for recent cuts to military spending while U.S. troops are still engaged on multiple fronts around the world.

“We have already cut defense … about 30 percent over the last 10 years, and we’re still at war,” Stavridis told radio show host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” Sunday on New York’s AM 970. “We’re actively involved on multiple continents in real combat operations. We should not be drastically reducing our troop levels.”

Aug 10 08:05

Calls Rise for Tony Blair to Face War Crimes Trial

Blair has come under increasing pressure over his decision to join US President George W. Bush in the invasion of Iraq in 2003, which led to the toppling of Saddam Hussein, who had been president or better say Dictator since 1979, Spuntic News Agency reports.

Former UK PM was heavily criticized for releasing a ‘dodgy dossier’, justifying the invasion, which turned out to be largely plagiarized from unattributed sources.

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They should ALL face war crimes trials!

Aug 10 06:29

DOCUMENTS REVEAL THE FEARMONGERING LOCAL COPS USE TO SCORE MILITARY GEAR FROM THE PENTAGON

Mother Jones obtained more than 450 local requests, filed over two years, for what may be the most iconic piece of equipment in the debate over militarizing local police: the mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP.* And an analysis of these documents reveals that in justifying their requests, very few sheriffs and police chiefs cite active shooters, hostage situations, or terrorism, as police advocates do in public.? Mother Jones obtained more than 450 police department requests for armored tactical vehicles from the Pentagon. Did your police force request one? Browse all of them here.

Aug 10 06:16

Hijacking the Rhetoric

Holocaust could be countered, neutralized and nullified with 100 million African slave victims of Jewish slave traders, 60 million Christian Russian victims of Jewish Communism, 8 million Holodomor, 1.5 million Armenian genocide, 15 million burnt German victims, and the still on-going Palestinian and Middle Eastern genocide.

Aug 09 23:30

US press blacks out Israeli defense minister’s citation of ‘Nagasaki and Hiroshima’ as model for dealing with Iran

The mainstream media are once again covering up crazy/scary/rightwing Israeli attitudes. Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times, for instance, is of the opinion that only a “small strain” in Israeli society is for holding on to the West Bank. It’s no wonder that the Times hasn’t covered Ya’alon’s frightening statement.

Aug 09 23:22

US-NATO Military Deployments, Economic Warfare, Goldman Sachs and the Next Financial Meltdown - Is There a Relationship?

What is the relationship between war in a military theater and “economic warfare”?

An act of war is invariably an economic undertaking which supports dominant corporate interests. The conduct of US-NATO military operations is carried out on behalf of powerful financial institutions.

US led wars in the Middle East under the humanitarian mantle of the “global war on terrorism” largely serve the interests of Wall Street, the Anglo-american oil conglomerates, the so-called ‘defense contractors”, the biotech conglomerates (Monsanto et al), Big Pharma and the corporate media.

Aug 09 12:51

Greece – A Dramatic Appeal by Mikis Theodorakis

MikisTheodorakis, the Greek world famous music composer and Resistance figure, called upon the Greek people – and the peoples of the world – to respect Democracy – the very Democracy, born in Greece some 2500 years ago and given to the world as a set of values for respect for each other, for humanity – for equal rights and for free expression.

He referred in particular to the Greek referendum in which the Greek people on 5 July 2015 voted with an overwhelming 61% against the continuation of the economic and financial strangulation of Greece by the infamous troika – the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Aug 09 12:46

A Cold Summer for Europe

In the whole modern history of Europe, there was not such a shameful surrender, or even treason. ‘Alexis Tsipras’ is a Greek translation of ‘Vidkun Quisling’ or of ‘Maréchal Pétain’.

After the Syriza debacle of Greece, there is a very little trust for left-wing rhetoric. In the whole modern history of Europe, there was not such a shameful surrender, or even treason. ‘Alexis Tsipras’ is a Greek translation of ‘Vidkun Quisling’ or of ‘Maréchal Pétain’. The man received the full support of his people, and chickened out. (The first step of Syriza after the fiasco was to enter into military cooperation with Israel.) Now only the far-right Golden Dawn speaks loudly against surrender to the bankers, but this is a party in opposition, and it risks nothing by speaking out.

Aug 09 12:18

Erdogan’s 1st year marred by violations of Constitution, intrusion in gov’t

The legacy of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s first year in office has come under immense criticism. He stands accused of violating the Constitution, intervening in the government’s affairs and engaging in obvious favoritism for the ruling party, a preference that is reflected in his push for an early general election.

Looks like things are getting interesting in Turkey.
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Aug 09 10:27

1000s of Germans rally against Turkey’s war on Kurds in Iraq

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the German city of Cologne to protest at continued Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish people in northern Iraq.

Aug 09 07:52

AUGUST 9, 1945: USSR DECLARES WAR ON JAPAN JUST BEFORE NAGASAKI BOMB

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the genocide at Hiroshima, Japan. Since that demonic day, three entire generations of Americans have been fed the conscience-soothing falsehood that the dropping of the Atom Bombs saved lives by shortening the war. It was a "humanitarian" thing, you see? Like everything else about World War II, this too is a big lie.

Aug 09 07:29

US to develop reusable spacecraft to launch military satellites quickly & cheaply

Aug 09 07:01

U.S. approves $150 million deal for Bahrain F-16 support

The U.S. government on Friday said it approved a possible sale of $150 million worth of equipment to Bahrain to maintain its fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighter jets, even as two U.S. senators introduced legislation to reinstate an arms sales ban that was lifted by the Obama administration in June.

The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, told lawmakers that the Bahraini government had requested equipment for support and communications, ammunition and spare parts valued at $150 million.

Lawmakers have 30 days to block the sale, which the DSCA said was needed to maintain the operational readiness of the aging F-16 fleet of the Royal Bahrain Air Force, which has been used in recent strikes against Islamic State.

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I am having a palm to forehead moment, at velocity, upon reading this.

Bahrain's Sunni al-Khalifa monarchy has one of the most rotten human rights records in the Middle East. The monarchy is, if you will, our thug in the region, and the US government is loathe to take its business elsewhere, because Bahrain is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet.

Peaceful protests in support of a constitutional monarchy have been met with violent suppression, torture, and even arrests, and jail time, for first responders treating the wounded protesters.

So far, the protests have been peaceful; but US policy makers are completely tone-deaf, and blind, if they expect, with all the turmoil in the region, that this will remain the case. The late President Kennedy said it best; "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

And at the point where such upheaval may come to Bahrain, look for its government to become one of the most vitriolically anti-American countries in the region, if not the world, for all the evil the US government has enabled in Bahrain.

Aug 08 15:07

The Liberation of US Foreign Policy

Once we defeat the Israeli-directed attempt to derail the Iran deal in Congress we can safely go out into the streets declaiming: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we’re free at last!

The Iran deal is a turning point in US foreign policy, and its approval by Congress will represent a sea change in American politics: it will mark nothing less than a day of liberation which future generations might dub “VI Day” – victory over Israel day.

The signing of the Iran deal, and its probable approval by Congress – it doesn’t look like the War Party has the votes to overturn it – heralds the victory of the countercoup, i.e. the overthrow of the Lobby’s stranglehold and the eventual restoration of a pro-American foreign policy. This was evident in practically every line of President Obama’s recent speech at American University, and the text deserves closer examination than it has so far gotten.

Aug 08 12:26

The Liberation of US Foreign Policy

The Iran deal is a turning point in US foreign policy, and its approval by Congress will represent a sea change in American politics: it will mark nothing less than a day of liberation which future generations might dub “VI Day” – victory over Israel day.

The signing of the Iran deal, and its probable approval by Congress – it doesn’t look like the War Party has the votes to overturn it – heralds the victory of the countercoup, i.e. the overthrow of the Lobby’s stranglehold and the eventual restoration of a pro-American foreign policy. This was evident in practically every line of President Obama’s recent speech at American University, and the text deserves closer examination than it has so far gotten.

Aug 08 10:44

Greece – the Refugee Crisis and the Fate of a little Iraqi Boy

May a story like Mohammad Ali’s, of which there are surely countless others not known to the common citizen at large – bring back compassion, solidarity and consideration for our brothers and sisters at large into the mindset of peoples’ values of our western society --

Mohammad Ali’s destiny is not known, but he is on a positive track – and more importantly he is in good and caring hands. May he be testimony and symbol throughout Europe and the rest of the world for Greece’s compassion for refugees and their fate, for Greece’s generosity and thriving sense of solidarity – a sense of kindness that has been gravely devastated in the rest of the western world!

Aug 08 10:41

International Courts and the Mystery of the Malaysian Airliner

People are not equal in death, either. Some deaths are more newsworthy than others. The media and politicians love spectacular acts of terror, fires, disaster, the death of the wealthy and privileged, a death conducive to a cause. Such is the death of 300 passengers and crew of the Malaysian airliner flight 17 in the crash in Donbass, near Russian-Ukrainian border. Their deaths, regrettable as they were, are deemed to be of much greater importance, or at least newsworthiness than those of some ten thousand local people killed by the indiscriminate shelling of Donbass towns by Kiev regime troops, or that of a million Arabs. It is conducive to the cause of pushing Russia into a corner.

Aug 08 10:38

House Members In Israel for Obama-Bashing

Should Congress prevail in undermining “this strong, principled policy diplomacy”, we would have reached a shameful moment in U.S. foreign policy.

While President Barack Obama was speaking about the people’s business, and his Kennedy-like preference for diplomacy over war, freshman members of the U.S. House of Representatives were either 5,000 plus miles away in Israel, or preparing to go there to be feted and educated by a foreign power which opposes the nuclear agreement the U.S. has reached with Iran and major European powers.

Democratic freshman congress members who may or may not have heard the Obama speech, are traveling in Israel (all expenses paid) courtesy of an educational nonprofit “affiliated with” the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the American Israel Education Foundation, AIPAC’s charitable arm.

What “affiliated with” means is that AIPAC runs the trip while its “education foundation” pays the bills.

Aug 08 08:19

"We Have A Civil War": Inside Turkey's Descent Into Political, Social, And Economic Chaos

Deflecting criticism surrounding Ankara’s anti-terror air campaign, Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu last week told state television that strikes against ISIS targets would pick up once the US had its resources in place at Incirlik which will supposedly serve as a hub for a new "comprehensive battle." Turkey has had a difficult time explaining why, after obtaining NATO support for a new offensive campaign to root out "terrorists", its efforts have concentrated almost solely on the PKK and not on ISIS. As we’ve discussed in great detail (here, here, and here), and as the entire world is now acutely aware, Ankara’s newfound zeal for eradicating ISIS is nothing more than a cover for its efforts to undermine support for the PKK ahead of snap elections where President Tayyip Erdogan hopes to win back AKP’s absolute majority in parliament which it lost last month for the first time in 12 years.

Aug 08 04:16

America: 'The leading terrorist state and proud of it'

Go ahead. Conduct your own poll the next time you’re chatting with Americans. Ask how many civilians were killed in Vietnam, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Iraq, Syria, Panama, Cuba, Nicaragua, Korea, etc. I bet they either don’t know or care. And that’s what - as Chomsky wrote in a 2014 op-ed - makes America the “leading terrorist state and proud of it”.

Aug 08 04:09

US Invasion of Syria: The Deep Breath Before the Plunge

When Foreign Policy magazine recently claimed, “Turkey Goes to War,” in their article of the same title, what they really meant was “the US goes to war.” That is because the lengthy plan they described in their article is not of the Turks’ creation, but a long-standing US plan committed to policy papers since at least as early as 2012.

Aug 07 16:43

Israel behind assassinations of Iran nuclear scientists, Ya'alon hints

Israel's defense minister hinted on Friday that the Jewish state's intelligence services were behind the rash of killings of Iranian nuclear scientists. In an interview with the German-language Der Spiegel, Moshe Ya'alon said that he bore no responsibility "for the life expectancy of Iranian scientists."

Aug 07 14:46

The Pentagon: the U.S. state Department approved the sale of Japan the destroyer and air defense systems for $1.5 billion

Information about the deal came amid accusations Tokyo to Beijing to address the military buildup in the South China sea, including the creation of artificial territories. The authorities of the island state believe that there has already built an airport to accommodate military aircraft.

Aug 07 14:20

South Ossetia remembers those killed in the 2008 war

In South Ossetia have begun mourning ceremonies, marking the 7th anniversary of the war 08.08.08.

Aug 07 14:04

Three newest US subs ‘impacted’ by unauthorized weld repairs

The US navy has sidelined its state-of-the-art Virginia-class submarines, including one commissioned just last week, due to welding problems in the piping connecting the U-boats’ nuclear reactors to their propulsion system.

The Naval Sea Systems Command says that USS Minnesota, USS North Dakota and USS John Warner are now being inspected for welding issues after a contractor, General Dynamics Electric Boat, apparently performed “undocumented” repairs on the components in question.

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OOPS!

Aug 07 09:09

Pentagon Outranged by Chinese Anti-Ship Missiles, Scrambles to Save Face

Beijing unveiled its DF-21D Dong Feng "carrier killer" missile in 2014. Rumored to be capable of traveling at Mach 10 – or ten times the speed of sound – with an effective range of 1,200 miles, the Navy has expressed concern that the weapon could pose a major threat to US aircraft carriers in the event of conflict.

On Wednesday, US Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Joseph Aucoin outlined the Pentagon’s plan for how best to counter the Dong Feng.

Aug 07 09:00

Pentagon prepares for century of climate emergencies and oil wars

US Army research reveals the military’s latest strategies to safeguard the global fossil fuel system from threat of scarcity and climate disruption The US Army is preparing for a new era of war for oil. While energy has always played a role in military conflicts, US military experts believe the geopolitics of energy, land and water is increasingly central to who rules, or ruins, the world.

Aug 07 07:44

Indian Air Force Sukhois Dominate UK Fighter Jets in Combat Exercises

In some of the most intense international air combat exercises ever featuring the Indian Air Force, IAF pilots flying Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighters had a resounding 12-0 scoreline in their favour against Royal Air Force Typhoon jets in Within Visual Range (WVR) dogfighting operations.

In subsequent Large Force Exercises (LFE) which featured combined Eurofighter Typhoon and Su-30 formations, the IAF jets were somewhat less successful but consistently held an edge over the Typhoon.

Aug 06 13:32

Sargent's Pass Colorado Vietnam War Memorial

Aug 06 12:17

AFP in Texas for JADE HELM 15

SEGUIN, Texas—This newspaper recently began an in-depth investigation into the widespread, nebulous United States military exercise named “Jade Helm 15.”

According to the most convincing indications, the massive operation will focus on the futuristic, high-tech concept of “mastering the human domain,” wherein social media, demographics, political beliefs and scores of other cultural “data” are mined to help the military do “human mapping” and better identify potential uprisings and pinpoint “adversaries.” At least that’s the viewpoint among military planners and highly paid contractors cashing in on the surveillance state that America’s global military footprint has spawned.

Aug 06 11:22

'War is Peace': US Neocons Urge Washington to Flood Ukraine With Weapons

American hawks are calling upon the US government to "flood" Ukraine with weapons because they are more concerned about their own wallets than about European security, US journalist Lee Fang points out.

Aug 06 11:21

Moscow to Discuss Creating Tribunal on US War Crimes in Vietnam at OSCE PA

A Russian lawmaker said Thursday he would discuss the possibility of creating an international tribunal to detail US crimes during the Vietnam war with members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA).

Aug 06 11:18

Iran to get Chinese J-10 fighters in return for oil rights

Iran will become the second overseas user of Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group's J-10 fighter without paying a dollar to China by signing a contract to allow Beijing to exploit its largest oilfield over the next 20 years, according to our sister paper Want Daily.

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To illustrate how convoluted this deal is, the J-10 is a Chinese manufactured version of Israel's Lavi, developed by Israel at US taxpayer expense, then licensed by Israel for manufacture to other countries.

Aug 06 11:10

The McCollum Memo:The Smoking Gun of Pearl Harbor

On October 7, 1940, Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence submitted a memo to Navy Captains Walter Anderson and Dudley Knox (whose endorsement is included in the following scans). Captains Anderson and Knox were two of President Roosevelt's most trusted military advisors.

The memo, scanned below, detailed an 8 step plan to provoke Japan into attacking the United States. President Roosevelt, over the course of 1941, implemented all 8 of the recommendations contained in the McCollum memo. Following the eighth provocation, Japan attacked. The public was told that it was a complete surprise, an "intelligence failure", and America entered World War Two.

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I am already being bombarded by emails form the "useful idiots" justifying the nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the basis of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. However, just as the nuclear bombs did not end the war (Japan was already trying to surrender) Pearl Harbor did not start it.

The tide of war had already turned against the Germans on the eastern front, and Roosevelt was eager to get the US into the war to share in the coming plunder. Britain's Churchill was desperate for open US involvement, but Roosevelt demanded a heavy price; that Britain surrender the Pound's position as the global trade and banking currency and allow the dollar to take over. Churchill held out for as long as he could, but finally capitulated. That left only one obstacle for Roosevelt; the American people, for whom the horrors of WW1 were still a fresh memory. Roosevelt needed to start a war but make it look like the US was attacked. Germany refused to provide such a provocation, but the door opened for Roosevelt when Japan signed the Axis agreement. During 1941, Roosevelt followed the 8-step plan crafted by ONI Lt. Cmdr Arthur H. McCollum to goad Japan into an attack, then pretended it was an unprovoked surprise attack in his Day of Infamy speech.

Aug 06 09:43

Obama Isolates Netanyahu as Head of Warmongers

In a speech that is liable to be seen as turning point in U.S.-Israeli relations, president clarified that the two countries' security interests are not always the same.

Aug 06 05:13

Barack Obama, Israel, and Iran all warn that World War 3 could be coming to the Middle East

Will we soon see World War 3 erupt in the Middle East? Even though Barack Obama has made a “peace deal” with Iran, leaders in the region sure are talking a lot about war. And of course this “deal” is on very shaky ground.

Aug 05 19:56

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

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Aug 05 16:09

Nevermind: Gunshots near Mississippi training center just backfires

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A two-day drama near the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in southern Mississippi was resolved Wednesday afternoon, with authorities determining that what soldiers reported as gunshots had really been the result of a 61-year-old man backfiring his truck.

Aug 05 14:03

Who’s the Big Enemy Right Now?

If you actually believe that Congress is justified in committing American forces and resources extracted by taxes to fight these supposed enemies, you are doubly foolish.

Aug 05 13:06

WikiLeaks: Boeing Might be Planning to Hack Computers Via Drone

By Nicholas West

It's bad enough that drones are being used around the planet to conduct aerial surveillance and bomb select countries from remote locations. Now some of their other intended uses are being revealed...

Aug 05 12:06

Bad News for US: China, Russia Bolstering Military Cooperation in Asia

Further rapprochement in Sino-Russian relations, especially in the defense and security field, is bad news for the United States, says American academic Peter Harris.

Aug 05 09:11

Libya War: What They Don’t Want You to Know

We are taught all our lives that our modern political systems are “by and for the people.” In order to justify taking us to war, then, our misleaders have to convince us that war is not a racket, as General Smedley Butler revealed, and is not for the benefit of the industrialists who sell the munitions or the politicians in their back pocket or the financiers that own them both, but in the interest of the average man or woman. In other words, they lie through their teeth.

Such was the case with Afghanistan, which we were told was all about the hunt for Osama…until it no longer was.

Or in Iraq, which was all about weapons of mass destruction…until it no longer was.

Aug 05 09:04

TONY BLAIR COULD FACE TRIAL OVER 'ILLEGAL' IRAQ WAR

Tony Blair should stand trial on charges of war crimes if the evidence suggests he broke international law over the “illegal” Iraq war in 2003, the Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has said. Corbyn called on the former prime minister to “confess” the understandings he reached with George W Bush in the run up to the invasion.

Aug 05 08:47

Obama Tells Jewish Leaders: If We Attack Iran, Hezbollah Will Shoot Missiles at Tel Aviv

U.S. president stressed during meet with more than 20 U.S. Jewish leaders that Israel would bear the brunt of any military escalation with Iran.

Aug 05 08:38

Naryshkin: atomic bombs the US dropped on Japan must be remembered as well as the crimes of the Nazis

West's reliance on force has led to hundreds of thousands of innocent victims in the Balkans and the Middle East - said the president of the State Duma of Russia Sergei Naryshkin who is also the President of the Russian historical society.

Speaking at the "round table" dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Naryshkin added:

"In today's world, unfortunately, there are influential forces that seek to erase from the history of the bombing and its terrible consequences, and that when this crime was committed. The memory of these crimes, however, is less important than remembering the atrocities of the Nazis and the Japanese militarists. "

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Aug 05 06:10

The Hilltop: A ‘Comic’ Zionist Lie

“To be honest, you know all Israelis are settlers, you know all of Israel is occupied Palestine and every single Israeli city is a settlement.” Israeli dissident.... Miko Peled

Aug 05 04:17

Propaganda alert: Feds arrest and charge three men “accused of prepping for martial law”

As reported by SHTF Plan, three men have been arrested on federal conspiracy charges for buying guns, stocking up on ammunition, and attempting to build explosives. We will get to the actual details of those arrests in a moment.

Aug 04 21:49

Taking sides in Syrian civil war? Obama authorizes airstrikes ‘to defend’ US-trained rebels

The US president has reportedly authorized the Air Force to protect Syrian rebels trained by Washington to fight against Islamic State by bombing any force attacking them, including Syrian regular troops.

Aug 04 18:28

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

Aug 04 11:52

British SAS Special Forces “Dressed Up as ISIS Rebels” Fighting Assad in Syria

“More than 120 members belonging to the elite regiment are currently in the war-torn country” covertly “dressed in black and flying ISIS flags,” engaged in what’s called Operation Shader – attacking Syrian targets on the pretext of combatting ISIS.

Aug 04 11:18

ROBERTS: Washington has begun to implement the plan of breaking the alliance of Russia and China

The United States intends to attempt to re-Russia subjugate his will - said Paul Craig Roberts.

World famous American political assessed - in an interview with the agency Sputnik - that the "doctrine Vulfovica", which is calculated to thwart the possibility that the state appears to be the real rival of the United States, the cornerstone of foreign policy and military strategy of the United States.

He estimates there are only two such countries - Russia and China.

Aug 04 10:26

Saudi DM Threatens to Occupy Kuwait

Saudi Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman threatened to launch war on Kuwait after differences between the two Persian Gulf Arab states escalated over Khafji oilfield.

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This puts the US Government in a bit of a pickle! The First invasion of Iraq began when Saddam Hussein, encouraged by April Glaspie, invaded Kuwait over allegations that Kuwait was slant-drilling under the border into Iraqi oil fields. The resulting war was sold to the American people with the hoax about stolen incubators.

So, will the US simply abandon Kuwait now, admitting that Kuwait was just an excuse for Desert Storm, or will there be another hoax to sell an invasion of Saudi Arabia?

Aug 04 09:07

Erdogan and Netanyahu Declare War

The rulers of the two most powerful authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are launching major wars to reconfigure the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared war by proxy on Iran, announcing full-scale military mobilization within Israel (July 27 -29) and organizing the biggest political campaign of ultra Zionist Jews in Washington. The purpose of this two-pronged propaganda blitz is to defeat the recently signed US-Iranian agreement and start another major Middle East war. Ultimately, Netanyahu intends to take care of his ‘Palestinian Problem’ for good: complete the conquest and occupation of Palestine and expelling the Palestinian people from their homeland – the single most important foreign policy and domestic goal of the Jewish state. In order to do this, Israeli leaders have had to systematically campaign for the destruction of the Palestinians regional supporters and sympathizers – Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Iran.

Aug 04 09:05

CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OVER G4S PROFITEERING FROM ISRAELI APARTHEID

G4S, the controversial British-Danish private security firm, has come under fire for its long-term contracts with the Israeli government, which allows the company to profiteer from the Israeli apartheid, occupation and imprisonment of Palestinian political prisoners.Many of these prisoners are held without trial and subjected to torture at interrogation centres. G4S also provides equipment and services for illegal Israeli settlements, including screening equipment at military checkpoints.

Aug 04 08:48

Obama Starts Another War

Alright, so I have one day before Defcon and BlackHat, so I decided on doing a new platform for sharing news that should be front page news but is not. Let me know what you think of it honestly and it gets a good response with good viewership we will do it everyday.

Aug 04 08:30

HOW US ALLIES AID AL QAEDA IN SYRIA

The dirty secret about the Obama administration’s “regime change” strategy in Syria is that it amounts to a de facto alliance with Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front which is driving toward a possible victory with direct and indirect aid from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel, as Daniel Lazare explains.

Aug 04 08:28

BRITISH SPECIAL FORCES DISGUISED AS ISIS FIGHTERS OPERATING IN SYRIA – MILITARY SOURCES

Special Forces soldiers from Britain’s most shadowy military unit are dressing as Islamic State militants and traveling deep into the badlands of Syria to track and destroy enemy assets, according to military sources. It is reported that up to two SAS squadrons of men, around 120 personnel in all, are operating inside the borders of Syria as part of Operation Shader, which aims to destroy equipment and munitions used by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Aug 04 08:24

ARMY HAS PLANS FOR REAL, LIVE KILLER ROBOT SWARMS

Leading scientists including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak penned an open letter last week demanding a ban on autonomous weapons (i.e. killer robots). If the smartest minds of our time are demanding this, shouldn’t we think about it? On top of that, new information has come forward that the military is planning to have killer robots that act in swarms by 2050. They would be devoid of human oversight and act as judge, jury, and execution. This video by RedactedTonight puts a little comedy into the subject – but that doesn’t mean this is a joke!

Aug 04 08:06

Die like sheep: Navy to prosecute Chattanooga hero for discharging firearm on federal property

The hypersensitive bureaucracy that is modern-day America shows its ugly face of tyranny once again.

In July Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire at two military installations killing five service members before he was himself gunned down by responding officers.

Aug 04 05:35

In Washington, War Is Peace

The “US Institute of Peace” is a coven of warmongers.
The Intercept has an article on the “U.S. Institute of Peace,” a government agency founded in 1984 supposedly dedicated to promoting “nonviolent resolution of conflicts”: author Lee Fang is shocked – shocked! – that USIP chairman Stephen J. Hadley, a former national security advisor to George W. Bush, wants to arm Ukraine so as to impress Putin with the sight of “body bags of Russian soldiers who have been killed.” Yet the USIP has long been a site of neoconservative infection inside the national security bureaucracy.

Aug 03 16:11

First squadron of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters cleared for active combat

(CNN)After nearly 15 years of development and a half-dozen years of testing, the first squadron of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters is officially operational.

The decision was formally announced by Marine Commandant General Joseph Dunford on Friday, making the Marines the first military branch to declare its version of the aircraft combat-ready.

Aug 03 14:12

"It May Come To A Military Coup": Ukraine's "Nazis" Threaten To Overthrow Government

Like Saint Mary (the militia which recently pledged to create a "Christian Taliban" and insists that "Moscow must burn"), The Right Sector is one of the many volunteer battalions fighting to rout the Russian-backed separatists operating in eastern Ukraine. As discussed here on Sunday by Justin Raimondo, "the Right Sector and allied far-rightist militias are the core of [Kiev’s] military operation against the east. Right Sector provided the muscle of the Maidan revolution, standing in the front lines against the widely feared Berkut special forces loyal to Yanukovych. If these thugs must be reined in, then the success of the 'anti-terrorist' campaign is doubtful: yet Kiev is increasingly unwilling to pay the high price of appeasing their increasingly troublesome Praetorians." To let FT tell it, these "troublesome Praetorians" may be set to overthrow the government in what Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh calls a "new phase of the Ukrainian revolution."

Aug 03 14:10

Hypocrisy on Display as US Lavishes Military Aid on Egypt

Speaking in Cairo on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry reassured Egyptian officials that the country's human rights abuses will not get in the way of further boosts to U.S. aid, arms, and military "cooperation." "Egypt remains vital ... to engagement and stability in the region as a whole," said Kerry at joint appearance with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri following a weekend of bilateral talks. "There are obviously circumstances where we have found reason to have grave concern and we have expressed it very publicly, but we have multiple issues that we need to work on simultaneously."

Aug 03 12:04

US-NATO War Games on Russia’s Doorstep, Russia’s Military Drills and Deployments

This year NATO has increased the number of military exercises near Russian borders from 90-95 to 150 and the number of reconnaissance aviation flights has increased by 9 times since last year. Iran’s “nuclear problem” has been settled, but the United States is continuing the development of a missile defense system in Europe aimed almost exclusively at Russia. The Russian Federation must take military and technical measures in response to the U.S. missile “defense” system in Europe, NATO military activity and other security threats in Russia’s backyard.

Aug 03 10:56

Anti-torture reforms opposed within psychology group after damning report

Opposition is building to intended anti-torture reforms within the largest professional organization of psychologists in the US, which faces a crossroads over what a recent report described as its past support for brutal military and CIA interrogations.

Before the American Psychological Association (APA) meets in Toronto next Thursday for what all expect will be a fraught convention that reckons with an independent review that last month found the APA complicit in torture, former military voices within the profession are urging the organization not to participate in what they describe as a witch hunt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF members of this association are brought up on charges of collusion with the intent to torture, so be it.

The APA should renounce torture, and refuse to engage in it for the military, period, end of discussion.

TORTURE RARELY, IF EVER, RESULTS IN ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE.

But I will tell you what happens when this country tortures, or outsources torture: the world realizes that the alleged US values of humanity, decency, and democracy, are only truly practiced in the breach, and US torture gives any other country's leadership carte blanche to do the same to American civilians and service personnel also.

Aug 03 09:57

Will New Film ‘The Look of Silence’ Force US to Acknowledge Role in 1965 Indonesian Genocide?

‘The Look of Silence’ revisits the 1965 Indonesian genocide.

October 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the 1965 genocide in Indonesia that left over one million people dead. Human rights groups are circulating petitions calling for the US government to acknowledge its role in the genocide and to release CIA, military and other governmental records related to the mass killings.

Aug 03 09:55

Obama’s “Safe Zone” in Syria will Inflame the War Zone

The road to war is paved with a thousand lies. A fresh fib was tossed on the lie-cluttered warpath to Syria, when it was announced that the U.S. and Turkey would create a “safe zone” inside of Syria — supposedly to be aimed against ISIS.

This “safe zone” is a major escalation of war, but it was described in soft tones by the media, sounding almost cuddly. In reality, however, a “safe zone” is a “no-fly zone,” meaning that a nation is planning to implement military air superiority inside the boundaries of another nation. It’s long recognized by the international community and U.S. military personnel as a major act of war. In a war zone an area is made “safe” by destroying anything in it or around that appears threatening.

Turkey has been demanding this no-fly zone from Obama since the Syrian war started. It’s been discussed throughout the conflict and even in recent months, though the intended goal was always the Syrian government.

Aug 03 09:49

VIDEO: Body Cam Shows What a SWAT Team Sees When they Raid Wrong Home, Flashbang Kids, Kick Cats

In 2012, the Evansville Police Department conducted a SWAT raid on an elderly woman and her two daughters who had committed no crime. After years of attempting to escape liability and hide the body cam footage, on Friday, a federal appeals court ruled that the EPD “committed too many mistakes” to be shielded from liability in the homeowner’s lawsuit. The negligence of the department in the wrongful raid of Louise Milan’s home was so atrocious that the official ruling compared them to the fictional Keystone Kops of the early 20th century silent film.

Aug 03 08:33

Migrant flow to Europe is result of US, EU military ops in Middle East – Czech president

The flow of immigrants to Europe stems from the Western states’ military interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria, which have contributed to the emergence of terrorist groups in the Middle East, Czech President Milosh Zeman told local media.

“The current wave of migration [to Europe] is rooted in the crazy [US] idea to launch an intervention in Iraq, which allegedly had weapons of mass destruction, but nothing was found,” Zeman said in a video interview with the Czech Repubic’s Blesk newspaper published on Sunday.

On top of this, the US’ desire to “restore order” in Libya and Syria only resulted in the escalation of conflicts in both countries and the emergence of terrorist organizations, prompting people to flee the area, Zeman said.

He added that not only the US was to blame for the migrant chaos, but its Western allies that helped to “coordinate operations in Libya” as well.

Aug 03 08:29

Taking sides in Syrian civil war? Obama authorizes airstrikes ‘to defend’ US-trained rebels

The US president has reportedly authorized the Air Force to protect Syrian rebels trained by Washington to fight against Islamic State by bombing any force attacking them, including Syrian regular troops.

Aug 03 08:21

The Fake War on ISIS: US and Turkey Escalate in Syria

The western public is told that “This is a significant shift…It’s a big deal,” as a US military official told the Wall Street Journal. What the corporate media fail to mention, however, is the fact that Turkey has been, and continues to be, a central actor in the war in Syria and, consequently, in the development and maintenance of ISIS. So, while Washington waxes poetic about stepping up the fight against the terror group, and lauds the participation of its allies in Ankara, the barely concealed fact is that Turkey is merely further entrenching itself in a war that it has fomented.

Aug 03 08:09

Obama Orders Airstrikes to Defend ISIS in Syria

Previous articles explained what Western officials and media scoundrels suppress. ISIS or ISIL or IS are US recruited, trained, armed, funded and directed Pentagon proxy foot soldiers doing Obama’s dirty work - to destabilize and/or topple governments where they’re deployed.

Using them is part of Washington’s imperial strategy for unchallenged global dominance. They’re likely to show up almost anywhere. Mass slaughter, destruction, brutal atrocities and human misery follow - notably in Syria and Iraq.

On August 2, the Wall Street Journal headlined “US to Defend New Syria Force From Assad Regime.” The so-called “new” force is the old one. They’re not Syrian rebels or others supporting the rights of its people.

They’re US enlisted death squads - cutthroat killers, trained in the art of committing the most brutal acts of murder, torture and other atrocities, including use of chemical and other illegal weapons.

Aug 02 22:10

Corbyn: the antidote to the Blairite ‘virus’ and Zionist snake-bite

Towards a more sensible foreign policy…

Many certainly can see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister - a very different and totally new style of PM. He's astute and has a track record of honesty and openness, laced with a burning sense of justice.

Some polls are showing Jeremy Corbyn forging ahead in the Labour Party leadership race by as much as 20 points. The political Establishment is shaken and quite definitely stirred.

Aug 02 22:07

Power in the service of Power

Samantha Power has become something of an expert at Russia-bashing and using fiery rhetoric for her selective political aims at the UN Security Council.

The US, as with other NATO states, has set itself up as jury and judge on the MH17 tragedy, and has already decided on Russia’s guilt over the incident. From the outset, Western governments and media have insinuated that Russia or “Russian-backed rebels” in eastern Ukraine are the perpetrators. The case has already been poisoned with politicized prejudice, without any evidence. As Christopher Black, a respected international war crimes lawyer, has pointed out to this author, the tribunal proposed by the NATO countries would have been used as “a trap” to incriminate Russia and possibly even indict President Vladimir Putin for having ultimate responsibility.

Aug 02 22:03

The Imperial Designs on Iran

The Masters of the Universe seem to believe that the “pivot to Asia” won’t work if Iran is not part, as a vassal state, of the imperial design for Southwest Asia. Well, listen to Khamenei; that won’t happen.

So what is the Obama administration really up to in Iran? What sort of strategic calculations have led to what for the moment looks like a tactical geopolitical shift?

President Obama certainly concluded that the 36-year-long Wall of Mistrust against Iran was bound to fail. The real Masters of the Universe in Washington – those who control the deep state – always knew that the “nuclear weapons” hysteria was bogus. That was part of a strategic decision to keep the Islamic Republic isolated from the West as long as possible, and ultimately force regime change.

Aug 02 22:01

The Hunt for Red October

As a Social Democrat government came to power in September 2014, the Swedish Army, Navy and pro-NATO media plotted to prevent a possible rapprochement of Russia and Sweden.

These days, Sweden is all agog. In the midst of the coldest summer in living history that deprived the Swedes of their normal sun-accumulating July routine, the country plunged into an exciting search for a Russian submarine in the Stockholm archipelago, and (as opposed to the previous rounds of this venerable Swedish maritime saga) this time they actually found the beast.

Aug 02 20:38

Lies My History Teacher Told Me

August 6, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a civilian city that had minimal military value, despite the claims of President Truman when he announced the event to the American people.

Aug 02 17:00

US marines flying with unlicensed arms to Ukraine detained in Vienna, sent home

Nine American marines have been arrested in Vienna’s airport for carrying assault rifles and handguns on board a commercial airliner without proper clearance. They were on their way to Ukraine to take part in Exercise Saber Guardian that began July 20. The incident took place on July 19, but was only reported to the media a fortnight later. The servicemen, traveling from Alaska, reportedly had problems with a connecting flight at Vienna’s Schwechat Airport and had to leave the transit area to rebook, Austrian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Michael Bauer said. They were traveling on commercial flights.

Aug 02 15:15

On the Dangerous Aspects of Noise – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The noise in the “news” is not diffused chatter but a loud and sustained message. It is, more often then not, a form of propaganda – the same storyline repeated over and over again until it fills the public airwaves and from there comes to dominate the thought waves of the ignorant.

Aug 02 15:11

Washington’s Fifth Columns Inside Russia and China

Russia and China finally caught on. It is amazing that the governments of the two countries that Washington regards as "threats" were so tolerant of foreign-financed NGOs for so long.

Americans need to understand that the biggest threat to them resides entirely in the crazed neoconservative ideology of Washington’s hegemony over the world and over the American people, Paul Craig Roberts believes.

It took two decades for Russia and China to understand that “pro-democracy” and “human rights” organizations operating within their countries were subversive organizations funded by the US Department of State and a collection of private American foundations organized by Washington. The real purpose of these non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is to advance Washington’s hegemony by destabilizing the two countries capable of resisting US hegemony.

Aug 02 15:04

Middle East chaos: Cock-up or conspiracy?

“US policy being made up by crackpot realists…. American folly and incompetence that is in the dock…. Western policy has been a disgrace, and Britain’s contribution to it should be a matter of national shame….”

Aug 02 14:55

The Imperial Designs on Iran

So what is the Obama administration really up to in Iran? What sort of strategic calculations have led to what for the moment looks like a tactical geopolitical shift?

President Obama certainly concluded that the 36-year-long Wall of Mistrust against Iran was bound to fail. The real Masters of the Universe in Washington – those who control the deep state – always knew that the “nuclear weapons” hysteria was bogus. That was part of a strategic decision to keep the Islamic Republic isolated from the West as long as possible, and ultimately force regime change.

Aug 02 11:27

Egypt extends role in Saudi aggression against Yemen

Egypt has decided to extend its participation in the Saudi aggression against Yemen for another six months.

Aug 02 11:21

The Fake War on ISIS: US and Turkey Escalate in Syria

It is late July 2015, and the media is abuzz with the news that Turkey will allow US jets to use its bases to bomb Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria. There is much talk about how this development is a “game-changer,” and how this is a clear escalation of the much ballyhooed, but more fictional than real, US war on ISIS: the terror organization that US intelligence welcomed as a positive development in 2012 in their continued attempts to instigate regime change against the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad.

Aug 02 09:45

The US-China Standoff in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

The US sea services have released a new maritime strategy, a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design, organize, and employ naval forces in support its global dominance. The new strategy titled, “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower” highlighted “forward,” “engaged,” and “ready” as key words and kept the original theme of “ensuring our capability to intervene overseas.” It calls for increasing the Navy’s forward presence to 120 ships by 2020, up from about 97 ships today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China and Russia are doing deals to achieve what they want geopolitically; the US government is either at war, or preparing for more war, to achieve their geopolitical ends.

What is wrong with this picture?!? Bloody everything!!

And with the US government and corporate elites, it is never their kids who wind up dying, or maimed for life in these wars; it's always other people's children.

Please remember; there is a bill, which has been sitting in Committee for two years now, to revive the draft in this country. And this time, the draft will not only be coming for our young men: it will be coming for our young women as well.

This is The National Universal Service Act (H.R 747), introduced in 2013 by Charlie Rangel, Senior Representative from New York.

It would appear that Congress is waiting for the "right psychological/economic moment" to vote on it.

Aug 02 09:26

REPORT: Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

Lock and Load! It is getting close to Rock N Roll Time here in America!
If this is true this is horrible and just plain mean and stupid!

Navy Lt. Commander will reportedly be charged for shooting at the Chattanooga terrorist

A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist.

But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property.

Aug 02 08:25

NAVAL OFFICER THAT STOPPED ACTIVE SHOOTER TO FACE CHARGES FOR DISCHARGING WEAPON

On the morning of July 16th, 2015, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Kuwait, went on a bloody shooting-spree at two federal offices. First, he shot up the military recruiting center on Old Lee Highway in Chattanooga, and then sped 7-miles away to perform a second attack on the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway.

At the second location, Abdulazeez crashed his rented Ford Mustang through a gate and began shooting outside the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center, indiscriminately firing at any target he saw. Although the building contained dozens of trained U.S. servicemen, Department of Defense regulations require them to be disarmed on federal property. Abdulazeez held the upper hand and murdered several unarmed marines, and continued his attack for several minutes until a secretly-armed Naval officer engaged him in a firefight, along with responding Chattanooga police officers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would seriously suggest that this story be shared with ANYONE contemplating enlisting in the US's Armed Forces.

Aug 02 04:22

Erodogan and Netanyahu Declare War

The rulers of the two most powerful authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are launching major wars to reconfigure the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared war by proxy on Iran, announcing full-scale military mobilization within Israel (July 27 -29) and organizing the biggest political campaign of ultra Zionist Jews in Washington. The purpose of this two-pronged propaganda blitz is to defeat the recently signed US-Iranian agreement and start another major Middle East war. Ultimately, Netanyahu intends to take care of his ‘Palestinian Problem’ for good: complete the conquest and occupation of Palestine and expelling the Palestinian people from their homeland – the single most important foreign policy and domestic goal of the Jewish state. In order to do this, Israeli leaders have had to systematically campaign for the destruction of the Palestinians regional supporters and sympathizers – Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Iran.

Aug 01 13:17

JUDAH BENJAMIN: THE BIG JEW OF THE CONFEDERACY

When we think of the Confederacy, the big names that automatically come to mind are the three legends carved into the side of Georgia's Stone Mountain: President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Stonewall Jackson. Significant figures for sure, but in the grander power-scheme of things, these men, including President Davis himself, were outranked by Judah P. Benjamin.

The fact that Benjamin's name is so relatively unknown is, ironically, testament to the awesome "behind-the-scenes" power that he wielded. Unfortunately for the South (and the North), Benjamin's influence served neither of the Americas. His loyalties lay elsewhere - in Rothschild's London!

Aug 01 11:42

The Bob Tuskin Tustle – The Video!

The Bob Tuskin Tustle was a segment that said what everyone was absolutely waiting for someone to say. It is a classic. Today, as “social media” is now “the King”, it might be hard for some to fathom that this show was revolutionary and remains so to this day.

Aug 01 10:23

The Look of Silence: Finding our Humanity in the Face of Genocide

Our challenge today is to harness the good in ourselves, to be more humane, more gentle, more caring, to treat each being in our world as someone of infinite worth. As technology gives us access to the far reaches of the globe, we must see that infinite worth in a man or woman in Sumatra who now has to live next to the man who tortured and killed their loved one, as we also strive to see it in our neighbor at home.

When we use atrocity to inspire us to act, to ask the right questions, to reach across the globe and try to stop someone from being killed or suffering, our world will become a more livable one. Only then will we be able to hope to turn back the tide on genocide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I had the opportunity to hear Bishop Tutu speak at St. John's Episcopal Church many, many years ago, about peace and human justice; and still today, he is an indefatigable campaigner for those values.

Let us all take a moment to embrace the values expressed in the first paragraph I copied from this article; I can promise you that the world, both immediate, and universal, CAN be a better place for that action.

I am no Pollyanna; however, I do know that kindness and compassion can be contagious!! :-)

Aug 01 03:32

“Bomb Iran” plan simply won’t go away

Even before the upcoming August recess on Capitol Hill, the dogs of war, unleashed by remote control from Tel Aviv, predictably are trying to tear the Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal to shreds from all sides.

Jul 31 19:22

Turkey in danger

While the Western Press salutes the authorisation given by Turkey to the United States, allowing the US to use its military bases in order to fight Daesh, Thierry Meyssan looks at the nation’s internal tensions. In his view, maintaining Mr. Erdo?an in power, as well as the lack of a new majority during the next general elections, will rapidly lead to civil war.

Jul 31 18:42

Erodogan and Netanyahu Declare War

Both brutal leaders have no regard for the sovereignty of neighboring states, let alone the security of their civilian populations. Both depend on the military support of the US. Both are in the process of igniting wider and more destructive wars in the Middle East. Netanyahu and Erodo?an want to reconfigure the Middle East

Jul 31 15:38

Erodogan and Netanyahu Declare War

The rulers of the two most powerful authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are launching major wars to reconfigure the Middle East.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared war by proxy on Iran, announcing full-scale military mobilization within Israel (July 27 -29) and organizing the biggest political campaign of ultra Zionist Jews in Washington. The purpose of this two-pronged propaganda blitz is to defeat the recently signed US-Iranian agreement and start another major Middle East war.

At the same time, Turkish Prime Minister Erodogan has launched a major war against the Kurdish people and their aspirations for a Kurdish state. T

Jul 31 14:41

Demand your teleSUR, RT, PressTV, and CCTV!

Whenever you stay in any hotel in Latin America, which does not “play” RT, PressTV, CCTV, TeleSUR, be a pest; demand! Nag, nag, and nag!

Mighty new television networks based in South America, Russia, China and Iran are locked in what could only be described as an epic battle against the omnipresent Western propaganda and indoctrination networks.Their programs can be seen all over the globe, and they have been dramatically changing the lives of millions in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, even in some hubs of the Empire itself, like New York and London.

Jul 31 09:26

Video: Police Departments are now the largest single group of buyers at International Defense Expos

As the militarization of America’s police force continues to rapidly increase, the American people have begun to realize the dangers of turning local police departments into military style units hellbent on terrorizing the people.

Jul 31 08:52

Greece – And the Horror of Europe

Dear Reader, this is as far as we have fallen since the ascent of neoliberalism in the last twenty-some years. No ethics, no moral, no law, just coercion for greed and ultimate hegemony – enslavement of the people while and after they are lulled and dulled with lies 24/7.

According to UNHCR about 50 million refugees are on the move every day on our globe. This is most likely an understatement, as this figure doesn’t take into account what takes place in the almost hermetically closed-off Central Africa, Congo, Zaïre, where western corporations are exploiting for a pittance and with millions of slaves precious metals, uranium, hydrocarbons and rare earths – and where millions have died over the past ten years, by butcher regimes supported and armed by the west – and where millions are on the run.

The real figure of refugees on the run is easily 60 to 65 million;

Jul 31 08:46

Iran Political Fulmination Versus Diplomatic Deal

Viewers and readers should question polls, whether reported by CNN or Fox or MSNBC with the same vigor the old Chicago News Bureau once counseled, “If your mother says she loves you, check it out”.

Blessings upon New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for pointing out that “fulmination” is the right word to describe opposition to the diplomatic deal President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have just reached with Iran and the P5+1 major world powers.

The P5+1 offers a strong array of international powers. The term P5+1 refers to the UN Security Council’s five permanent members (the P5); namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; plus Germany.

The PPP poll finds that “there’s strong support nationally for the Iran deal, that voters want their members of Congress to let it move forward, and that there’s no potential political backlash for members who do support the deal”.

Jul 31 08:08

DARPA’s Plan X to bring ‘military mindset’ to cyber-war

Ask most “real” computer security experts, the guys and gals who have been cracking and/or protecting networks since before Windows were NT, and they’ll tell you the best way to protect a network is simply to know everything about it. They take pride in being able to quickly navigate arcade database structures and monitor access using only a text-based interface — but with virtually every organization of any real size now turning to computer security experts to protect their business, these sorts of security hardcores are getting washed out by snot-nosed millennials who think Unix is how you used to play Ubisoft games online.

Jul 31 07:47

Incongruities in the News — Paul Craig Roberts

Jonathan Pollard, a paid spy for Israel described by Michael D. Shear as “one of the country’s most notorious spies,” has been pardoned from his life sentence.

Pollard is a hero to Israel, not to America, and it is Pollard who is released. Manning, Snowden, and Assange are heroes to America, and they continue to be confined.

What disturbs me about the case is that it is Pollard, who spied for a foreign country, who is released. In contrast, Manning and Snowden who spied for the American people are locked away, Manning in a federal prison and Snowden in his Russian exile. Julian Assange, who merely did his job as a journalist and made available to newspapers documents leaked to him, is confined to the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Jul 31 07:15

FLASHBACK - MAJESTIC MEMORIES

The town I grew up in in New England farming country was even smaller than the film's fictional town of Lawson, California. Loudon, New Hampshire didn't have a movie theater open or closed, and still doesn't. However, like the fictional town of Lawson, the town I grew up in had lost many men in World War II. I was just a child in those post war years, one of the generation later called the baby boomers, but I recall the plaques, the flags, the ribbons, the special emphasis on memorial day, and the markers on the stones in the cemetery behind the church on the hill, identifying where the men had died, and where in some cases, their bodies were presumed to remain. Every family, including my own, had lost people. Parents grieved for lost sons, siblings for lost brothers, wives for lost husbands. Bedrooms were still kept pristine, filled with the artifacts of an innocent childhood, waiting for occupants who would never return.

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Jul 31 06:21

10 top secret military bases that the government doesn’t want you to know about

Escondido, CA — It should come as no surprise that with an annual military budget of over $610 billion, the United States invests in some gargantuan black ops and top secret facilities. These include warfare testing, nuclear bunkers, chemical experimentation,Continuance of Government (COG) command centers, and a wide variety of both known and unknown contingency preparation.

Some of the facilities, like the infamous Area 51, are well-branded into

Jul 30 19:15

Afghan War Is Not Over, Says Judge, So Indefinite Detention Can Continue

A federal judge on Thursday rejected the petition of a Guantanamo detainee who had requested to be freed after spending nearly a decade and a half in the U.S. offshore prison without trial.

Jul 30 14:40

All wars paid for through deficit financing, debasing the currency – Ron Paul to RT

“Almost all wars, in a hundred years or so, have been paid for through inflation, that is debasing the currency,” he said, adding that this has been going on “for hundreds, if not thousands of years.”

According to Paul, the practice always ends badly because “the people realize that the money has been debased, and all that does is push up prices.”

Jul 30 13:44

‘Gambling with lives’: Private contractors pick US drone targets, says report

An “insatiable” demand for analysts of drone intelligence is driving the US military to hire private contractors, with 1 in 10 analysts now a civilian, says a new report. Civilian analysts describe their work as “gambling,” with innocent lives at stake.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ), a UK-based nonprofit, conducted a six-month probe into the US military’s contracting of drone data analysts, using specially designed software to sift through some 8 million transaction records published by the Pentagon between 2009 to 2014. They also interviewed some of the contractors, who asked to remain anonymous.

Jul 30 13:44

Russia and China Plan Military Drills in Sea of Japan

In the latest sign of military cooperation between the two nations, Russia and China will conduct joint naval and air defense drills in the Sea of Japan next month.

Jul 30 12:10

All wars paid for through deficit financing, debasing the currency – Ron Paul to RT

Almost all wars have been paid for through inflation, three-time presidential candidate and former Congressman Ron Paul told RT, adding the practice always ends badly as currency becomes debased leading to upward pressure on prices.

Paul was talking to RT’s Watching the Hawks program about his new book ‘Swords into Plowshares,’ which gives insight into a 20th century full of war, killing, and corruption.

“Almost all wars, in a hundred years or so, have been paid for through inflation, that is debasing the currency,” he said, adding that this has been going on “for hundreds, if not thousands of years.”

According to Paul, the practice always ends badly because “the people realize that the money has been debased, and all that does is push up prices.”

Jul 30 11:59

‘Gambling with lives’: Private contractors pick US drone targets, says report

An “insatiable” demand for analysts of drone intelligence is driving the US military to hire private contractors, with 1 in 10 analysts now a civilian, says a new report. Civilian analysts describe their work as “gambling,” with innocent lives at stake.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ), a UK-based nonprofit, conducted a six-month probe into the US military’s contracting of drone data analysts, using specially designed software to sift through some 8 million transaction records published by the Pentagon between 2009 to 2014. They also interviewed some of the contractors, who asked to remain anonymous.

Jul 30 08:31

BILL ALLOWS GOVERNMENT TO REVOKE AMERICANS’ PASSPORTS WITHOUT CHARGES OR TRIAL

A bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would allow the government to restrict Americans’ travel through the revocation of passports based upon mere suspicions of unscrupulous activity. This bill represents another dangerous step forward in the war on terror and the disintegration of American due process. H.R. 237, the “FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization) Passport Revocation Act of 2015,” will allow the U.S. Secretary of State the unchecked authority to prohibit individuals from traveling internationally. According to the bill, the Secretary may unilaterally revoke (or refuse to issue) a passport from “any individual whom the Secretary has determined has aided, assisted, abetted, or otherwise helped an organization the Secretary has designated as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).”

Jul 30 08:08

FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

It is inescapable historical reality that leaders of nations will lie to their people to trick them into wars they otherwise would have refused. It is not "conspiracy theory" to suggest that leaders of nations lie to trick their people into wars. It is undeniable fact.

This brings us to the present case.

Did the government of the United States lie to the American people, more to the point, did President Bush and his Neocon associates lie to Congress, to initiate a war of conquest in Iraq?

This question has been given currency by a memo leaked from inside the British Government which clearly indicates a decision to go to war followed by the "fixing" of information around that policy. This is, as they say, a smoking gun.

But the fact is that long before this memo surfaced, it had become obvious that the US Government, aided by that of Great Britain, was lying to create the public support for a war in Iraq.

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Before we all start listening to Israel's whores scream about Iran's nuclear weapons, we should remember these same people told us Iraq had nuclear weapons, and even tortured innocent Iraqis to death to "find" them, even though it turned out they had never existed.

Jul 30 07:15

The Private Sector Is Cashing In On The Pentagon’s ‘Insatiable Demand’ For Drone War Intelligence

Some months ago, an imagery analyst was sitting in his curtained cubicle at Hurlburt Field airbase in Florida watching footage transmitted from a drone above one of the battlefields in the War on Terror. If he thought the images showed someone doing anything suspicious, or holding a weapon, he had to type it in to a chat channel seen by the pilots controlling the drone’s missiles.

Once an observation has been fed in to the chat, he later explained, it’s hard to revise it – it influences the whole mindset of the people with their hands on the triggers.

“As a screener anything you say is going to be interpreted in the most hostile way,” he said, speaking with the careful deliberation of someone used to their words carrying consequences.

Jul 29 17:15

Rand Paul: Fraud, Failure, Liar

by Justin Raimondo, July 29, 2015 As the smoke wafted up into the already smoggy Los Angeles air, a group of young libertarians watched as Jayel Aheram burned his “Stand With Rand” t-shirts. He had two of them, a token of his former esteem for the “libertarian-ish” presidential candidate and Senator from Kentucky, whose father had inspired young Jayel to identify as a libertarian and become active in the movement. A former Marine and Iraq war veteran, the now 31-year-old Aheram had phone-banked for Rand, and enthusiastically retweeted the Senator’s pronouncements on Twitter. He had even forked out $35 for those T-shirts – and now they were going up in flames as he and a group of young libertarians sat on the roof of Jayel’s Los Angeles apartment, drinking beer and glumly contemplating what had brought them – all former supporters of Rand Paul’s presidential campaign – to this point. As Charles Davis writes over at MondoWeiss:

Jul 29 14:21

HRW calls Saudi airstrike in Yemen’s Ta’izz prov. “apparent war crime”

Human Rights Watch says a recent Saudi airstrike on the Yemeni town of Mukha that left scores of civilians dead appears to be a war crime.

The rights organization said there was no evident military target at the site of the airstrike. The HRW said Riyadh has so far failed to look into alleged breaches of the rules of engagement. It said the failure of Saudi Arabia to investigate unlawful airstrikes in Yemen demonstrates the need for the United Nations Human Rights Council to create a commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of violations by Riyadh. The rights group said 65 civilians including 10 children were killed in the air raid on Ta’izz province on Friday. But some sources put the death toll at more than 140 civilians. Saudi Arabia has been pounding Yemen since March 26. The onslaught has claimed nearly 49-hundred Yemeni lives, mostly civilians.

Jul 29 12:34

Former Halliburton Subsidiary is Suing Sick Military Veterans they Poisoned

The case against KBR is being filed again in Houston, but KBR now is attempting to sue the veterans for $850,000 in legal fees from the first case — a deeply vain attempt to punish the veterans for seeking justice for their severe mistreatment.

Jul 29 12:18

Latvia Negotiating With US on Deployment of Heavy Military Equipment

Latvia has started formal negotiations with the US on the deployment of heavy military equipment at the Adazi base in the country, the press service of Latvian Defense Ministry reported.

Jul 29 10:39

Killer Robots Are Not the Problem. But Do You Know What Is?

Humanity is on the cusp of a new age of warfare. For several millennia our species was ruled by those with the most swords, spears, and arrows, and for centuries after that, we lived in the age of gunpowder. But now, we’re entering the age of drones and automated war machines. This may be an era unlike any other we’ve witnessed before. It’ll be a world where the nations with the most military might won’t be the ones with the most bombs, soldiers, and jets, but those with the most robots.

Unless of course, the most influential people of our time can stop this new arms race before it begins.

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Jul 29 08:08

HACKERS CAN DISABLE A SNIPER RIFLE—OR CHANGE ITS TARGET

PUT A COMPUTER on a sniper rifle, and it can turn the most amateur shooter into a world-class marksman. But add a wireless connection to that computer-aided weapon, and you may find that your smart gun suddenly seems to have a mind of its own—and a very different idea of the target.

Jul 28 22:00

70th anniversary of the use of "The Bomb" against civilians

It has been 70 years since the United States became the only nation in history that deployed two atomic "weapons of mass destruction" against civilian populations. On August 6, 1945, a B-29 known as the Enola Gay took off from Tinian island, north of Guam. After flying six hours to the main Japanese island of Honshu, pilot Paul Tibbets flew his aircraft over the city of Hiroshima released "Little Boy", an atomic bomb with the explosive power of 16 kilotons of TNT.

Jul 28 18:03

Concentration Camps in America Again? The military-police state complex sure wants them! (by Ron Paul)

We should demand an end to these foolish wars that even the experts admit are making matters worse. Of course we need a strong defense, but we should not provoke the hatred of others through drones, bombs, or pushing regime change overseas. And we must protect our civil liberties here at home from government elites who increasingly view us as the enemy.

Jul 28 16:25

The Military Will Test a New Terrifyingly Loud Noise Directed Energy Gun

LIPE’s lasers fire extremely short bursts (around a nanosecond, or a billionth of a second) of directed high energy at a target. That target could be on a person, a windshield, or merely a single point in space. The energy, relatively harmless at the LIPE levels, separates electrons and nuclei at the target area to create a blue ball of plasma. Additional pulses of directed laser energy manipulate the ball to make a noise that seems to come from nowhere.

Jul 28 11:57

Lockheed F-35’s Reliability Found Wanting in Shipboard Testing

The Marine Corps’ version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter demonstrated poor reliability in a 12-day exercise at sea, according to the U.S. military’s top testing officer.

Six F-35Bs, the most complex version of the Pentagon’s costliest weapons system, were available for flights only half of the time needed, Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department’s director of operational testing, said in a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. A Marine Corps spokesman said the readiness rate was more than 65 percent.

While the exercise on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp resulted in useful training for Marines and Navy personnel, Gilmore wrote in the assessment dated July 22, it also documented that “shipboard reliability” and maintenance “were likely to present significant near-term challenges.”

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Jul 28 10:40

Donald Trump: Iran Deal Horrible For U.S., Worse For Israel

Business magnate and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is concerned about the potential impacts the Iran nuclear deal could have on America and Israel.

“I think the deal is absolutely horrible for us, but it’s really, really bad for Israel,” he told FOX Business Network’s Cheryl Casone at the grand opening of Trump Wineries in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jul 28 09:40

U.S. Army engineers building roads and training facilities in Eastern Europe

Army engineers are spread across Eastern Europe this summer building roads and constructing training facilities as part of the United States’ efforts to assure its allies in the face of Russian aggression.

Jul 28 09:15

Double Check on FOX News polling claim - Congress should ...

Approve the Iran deal
90% (777 votes)
Reject the Iran deal
10% (90 votes)
Total votes: 867
Jul 28 09:11

Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share U.S. concerns about China's pursuit of territorial claims.

Jul 28 07:37

Obama hails Ethiopian regime as US proxy in “war on terror”

On the second leg of his trip to Africa, President Barack Obama appeared on a joint platform with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, paying tribute to his repressive regime as a principal US proxy in Washington’s “war on terror.”

Jul 27 15:05

Obama Gitmo plan: Kick out half, bring in half

The Obama administration wants to step up transfers of 52 Guantanamo prisoners to foreign countries and bring in the rest to prisons on US soil, allowing the notorious military-run legal black hole to be closed, a presidential aide said.

“Why hand over this albatross to the president’s successor?” Lisa Monaco, a leading national security aide for President Barack Obama told the Aspen Security Conference Saturday.

Jul 27 08:50

U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of Innocent Civilians

A world-renowned Canadian philosopher argues that the United States holds the world record of illegal killings of unarmed civilians and extrajudicial detention and torturing of prisoners who are detained without trial.

Prof. John McMurtry says that the U.S. government is a gigantic mass-murdering machine which earns profit through waging wars, and is never held accountable over its unspeakable war crimes and crimes against humanity. He also believes that the U.S. has become a police state, which treats its citizens in the most derogatory manner.

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