Nov 16 09:49

Do We Really Want a New World War With Russia?

Washington continues making an international fool of herself by her inability to effectively counter the impression around the world that Russia, spending less than 10% of the Pentagon annually on defense, has managed to do more against ISIS in Syria in six weeks than the mighty US Air Force bombing campaign has done in almost a year and half. One aspect that bears attention is the demonstration by the Russian military of new technologies that belie the widely-held Western notion that Russia is little more than a backward oil and raw material commodity exporter.

Nov 16 09:46

U.S. Approves Sale of Smart Bombs to Saudi Arabia: Sources

The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which facilitates foreign arms sales, notified lawmakers on Friday that the sales had been approved, the sources said.

Nov 16 09:31

New ISIS Video Claims Washington D.C. Is “Next”

It’s sad how predictable all of this has become.

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Nov 16 09:27

Why The Migrant Invasion of Europe?

To discover the truth of why and how, look up the name of the late elitist political organizer and Europhobic philosopher Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi. He authored the obscure manifesto book Practical Idealism (original title is “Praktischer Idealismus“), which details his desired plan to destroy Europe by engineered and induced dissolution of the European White race. This serves as the pathway to fulfill the Oded Yinon (Greater Israel) Plan. This man is the founding father of a precursor to the European Union, the International Pan-European Movement.

Nov 16 09:20

The Pentagon's plan to outsource lethal cyber-weapons

The Pentagon has quietly put out a call for vendors to bid on a contract to develop, execute and manage its new cyber weaponry and defense program. The scope of this nearly half-billion-dollar "help wanted" work order includes counterhacking, as well as developing and deploying lethal cyberattacks -- sanctioned hacking expected to cause real-life destruction and loss of human life.

In June 2016, work begins under the Cyberspace Operations Support Services contract (pdf) under CYBERCOM (United States Cyber Command). The $460 million project recently came to light and details the Pentagon's plan to hand over its IT defense and the planning, development, execution, management, integration with the NSA, and various support functions of the U.S. military's cyberattacks to one vendor.

Both Law of War and the Cyberspace Operations Support Services contract have a very Silicon Valley feel to them -- and I don't mean that in a good way.

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These cyber weapons, once reasonably robust, may well be deployed against both any country with which the US government has grievances (read: any country which dumps the use of the petrodollar in favor of the yuan or ruble), as well as against any citizen of the US who peacefully, logically, disagrees with any decisions this government makes.

Nov 16 08:56

Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About

4. Jihadist textbooks were published by the University of Nebraska. “. “The United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings”

5. Osama bin Laden, America’s bogyman and founder of Al Qaeda was recruited by the CIA in 1979 at the very outset of the US sponsored jihadist war against Afghanistan . He was 22 years old and was trained in a CIA sponsored guerilla training camp.

Al Qaeda was not behind the 9/11 Attacks. September 11, 2001 provided a justification for waging a war against Afghanistan on the grounds that Afghanistan was a state sponsor of terrorism, supportive of Al Qaeda. The 9/11 attacks were instrumental in the formulation of the “Global War on Terrorism”.


Nov 16 08:53

Wake up, Europe: Russia is not the enemy

In the aftermath of the slew of horrific terror attacks in Paris last night, European nations must come to admit that, with their continuous and blind support of US foreign policy, they are sowing the seeds of their own demise.

For more than a year and a half, Washington, with little concern for consequences, has used Europe as a tool in its futile attempts to batter Russia into submission. First in Ukraine, now in Syria — and each time Europe has sided with Washington against its own interests, it has suffered for it.

Nov 16 08:36

The best way for Americans to defeat the Islamic state is to end support for Jewish nationalism

At last night’s Democratic debate in Iowa, Bernie Sanders responded to the Paris horror saying that we have to rid the earth of ISIS, that there’s a war for the soul of Islam, and the Muslim nations have to get their hands dirty too.

These belligerent and self-righteous statements were concerning because once again American leaders, and American Jews, are pure innocence when it comes to the religious dimension of the Middle East conflict. The hypocrisy would be appalling were it not so functional: the biggest impediment to both the reform of Islam and peace in the Middle East that Americans have the ability to remove is our support for a militant Jewish ideology that few Arabs and Muslims have ever accepted.

Nov 16 07:21

What You Need To Know About The Paris Terrorist Attack

Nov 15 23:42

French Colonisers Have Not Accepted The Loss Of Their Colony

More than 70 years has passed and the grandson of this Nur-Eddin – Mouaz al-Khatib, a former preacher at the Umayyad mosque in Damascus and now a deserter and traitor – has been elected head of the “Qatar Coalition” which was created on 11 November at a meeting in Doha.

France has shown its gratitude to the third-generation collaborator al-Khatib, whose grandfather collaborated with the colonisers, for his faithful service. Namely the former colonial power has been the first to recognise the “Qatar Coalition” as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people. It is no surprise that the flag of the “opposition” – green, white and black with three stars – is the same as the flag from the time when Syria was under French mandate.

Nov 15 23:38

French Colonial Dreams Linger On In Syria

When British troops under Marshal Allenby entered Damascus in 1918 accompanied by troops of the Arab Revolt led by Sharif Faisal of the Hussein of Mecca dynasty, French-British rivalry in the Middle East was already running at extreme highs. They were in no way resolved by the San Remo conference of April 1920 where the post-World War Allied Supreme Council met. It was attended by the four main non-US Allied Powers of World War I, represented by the prime ministers of Britain, France, Italy and by Japan's Ambassador K. Matsui.

This was the most important “turf war meeting” to divide up Class "A" League of Nations mandates for administering the former Ottoman-ruled lands of the Middle East. US participation was observer-only due to American deciders already setting apart the future Saudi Arabia as the USA's exclusive national zone of influence.

Nov 15 23:32

French politicians call on their government to reconsider its foreign policy, relation with Syria

Paris, SANA – A number of French deputies and politicians called on the French government to alter its foreign policy and correct its course immediately and reconsider its relation with Syria following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

Deputy Jacques Myard said that there’s a need for revising France’s foreign policy, particularly in Syria, voicing belief that France adopted an erroneous policy towards Damascus, asserting that France’s enemy today is ISIS and Al Qaeda, not President Bashar al-Assad.

Nov 15 14:21

Political author Gearoid O Colmain discusses the Paris attacks with RT International

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ISIS is western intelligence. We already knew that; this is just more confirmation.

Nov 15 13:30

How John McCain Wound Up Canoodling With Terrorists

Now, however, it’s time to debunk the "debunking," because the truth is finally coming out – and it’s worse for McCain than even Sen. Paul imagined. It turns out the frenetic Arizona warmonger met with members of the Northern Storm Brigade – the group that handed US journalist Steven Sotloff over to ISIS as he crossed the border into Syria.

Nov 15 13:25

McCain Poses With Alleged Terrorists -- Proof That Involvement in Syria Is a Bad Idea

The photo of John McCain posing with terrorists and kidnappers in Syria encapsulates, perfectly, everything wrong with the position of McCain and others that the U.S. ought to insert itself into Syria's civil war.

It was revealed this morning that McCain, during his personal mission to Syria to meet with rebels, appeared in photos with Mohammed Nour and Abu Ibrahim, two members of the Sunni "Northern Storm" brigade, which kidnapped 11 Lebanese Shia pilgrims, who were on their way back to Lebanon, from Iran. The group is still holding nine of the hostages.

This should give everyone pause when it comes to ramping up support for the rebels by arming them.

Nov 15 13:18

ISIS Leader Admits We Are Being Funded By The Obama Administration

Nov 15 13:08

FLASHBACK - Israel planning false flag attack in US to create war with Iran: Ex-US Senate candidate

Israel is preparing to carry out a false flag operation in the United States and will blame it on Iran as a strategy to entangle Washington in a war with Tehran, a former US Senate candidate says.

“I have maintained from the beginning that Israel is planning and will in some point attempt a false flag incident probably within the continental United States that will be facilitated by Israeli intelligence and falsely blamed on Iran,” said Mark Dankof, who is also a broadcaster and pastor in San Antonio, Texas.

Nov 15 12:14

And here’s the top 10 terrorist list: Escobar

They might as well have hauled David Letterman from retirement to do it.

Episode two of the Vienna charade – sorry, the Syrian peace talks – this Saturday comes with a show biz package; all 20 players on the table are supposed to come up with a definitive Syria terrorist list. As in who gets a seat to talk about prospective Syria unity in the future, and who qualifies for being bombed.

This is inbuilt – Chinese box-style – in a truly surrealist ploy; a purported Syria peace plan that should include a ceasefire between Damascus and some “opposition groups.” As if ISIS/ISIL/Daesh goon squads would respect any ceasefire.

Nov 15 11:38

Why the New Boss Is Just like the Old Boss: Candid Academic Admits Democracy Thwarted By Unseen Security Elite

In this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast, Prof. Michael Glennon argues that somebody else is calling the shots, members of what he calls the “Double Government.” Initially created under the Truman administration, this unelected layer has grown into a hyper-secret and difficult to control network with over 46 separate federal departments and agencies, and over 2,000 private companies engaged in classified national security operations that costs roughly a trillion dollars a year.

It all started, Glennon argues, with the National Security Act of 1947 that created the CIA, the NSA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The result is a “second government,” that has no oversight, no checks and balances, and is incentivized to perpetuate itself.

Link to MP3 of podcast (30min): http://www.whowhatwhy.org/files/michael%20glennon%20finalrpost.mp3

Or read transcript of interview with Prof. Michael Glennon here:

Nov 15 11:02

Canada's new PM orders to end combat mission in Iraq & Syria

Webmaster addition: Get ready for an ISIS (nudge budge wink wink) attack in Canada!

Nov 15 10:41

Selective Empathy: Terrorist Attacks Rock Paris, Public Response to Tragedy Is Typically Disproportionate

snip: Most disturbing is that 90% of the people that send their prayers and condolences online to those who died in Paris (as good as their intentions are), never seem to bat an eye at, or send a single prayer to, the millions of people slaughtered by the U.S./EU/Israeli/Saudi war machine, which created these extremist groups in the first place through direct and indirect results of Western foreign policy and Western proxy armies.

Nov 15 09:51

Kyrie Eleison - Claire Rivero

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am convinced Paris is just another false flag attack to trick us all into supporting more wars. However, I am being flooded with emails (possibly paid for) denouncing me and basically saying that just because there have been so many other false flag attacks used by governments against their own people to incite wars is no reason to assume this is just another one, even though it has all the hallmarks. These writers insist that Paris is the work of Eeeeeevil Muslims, and to them I offer this video as a reminder that maybe the Muslims living in all those nations constantly attacked over the last several years have just cause to dislike the west!

Nov 15 09:51

U.S. declaring War on Syria due to Paris Attack, Says All need to join the Fight and get Assad out at same time

John Kerry just had a news conference. He declared War on Syria due to the Paris Attacks. Said UN is going to start the process of taking over the country and saying within 6 months Assad has to go and calls for all to join the fight. Called for a cease fire (from Russia) so all can go in.

It seemed to me, he threatened Russia at the same time, regarding a seize fire and to allow UN to take over the country. I will insert a video when available. To me, this seemed to be an official declared war.

Webmaster addition: Bingo! The motive for the Paris false-flag attack was for the US to regain the initiative in Syria. But it will probably not work as the Russians will remind the US that they are in Syria at the request of the Syrian government to attack ISIS, who are blamed for the Paris attack, so why should Russia leave?


Nov 15 09:38

Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About

Recent developments confirm what is known and documented: Washington is behind the Islamic State (ISIS) and at the same time it is behind the moderate Al Qaeda terrorists, which the Obama administration is supporting as part of America’s campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS). And they expect us to believe that they are committed to waging a campaign against terrorists.

The Islamic State (ISIS) was until 2014 called al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).

Al Nusra is an al Qaeda affiliate which has committed countless atrocities in Syria. It is now considered by the Obama administration as the “Moderate Opposition”.

America’s “anti-terrorist campaign’ consists in supporting a so-called “moderate” Al Qaeda entity (Al Nusra) with a view to going after another al Qaeda entity entitled The Islamic State, formerly designated as Al Qaeda in Iraq.

“Al Qaeda is going after Al Qaeda”, and both wings of al Qaeda are supported covertly by US intelligence.

Nov 15 08:52

US Senate Passes Bill Approving Mandatory Vaccinations for Veterans

By Janet Phelan

Veterans have already served their country. To re-enlist them as lab rats diminishes both the concepts of freedom and democracy and also those who have served to protect these ideals...

Nov 15 08:08

After Paris Attacks, Will Obama Fight ISIS With Ground Troops In Iraq Or Syria? How National Security Could Change After France Death Toll

Hours after the Islamic State carried out its promise to fill the street of Paris with dead bodies, it appeared certain Saturday that U.S. officials would have to ramp up efforts to eradicate the militant group after a year-long airstrike campaign has failed to stop ISIS from recruiting new fighters or terrorizing citizens across the globe, lawmakers and national security experts said. The horrific assault in Paris Friday night left more than 500 injured or killed after ISIS radicals carried out multiple assaults in a series of shootings and explosions that unfolded at a bar, restaurant, stadium and concert venue.

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Nov 15 07:34

US provocations at sea toughen China up

Pentagon announced on Thursday that two US B-52 bombers flew near the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea on November 8 and 9. The planes did not fly within 12 nautical miles near China's islands, though they received warnings from Chinese ground controllers, according to the US military.

This is a renewed provocation. However, compared with the recent patrol of US warship on waters 12 nautical miles near China's Zhubi Reef, the overflight this time appears less confrontational. The announcement of the flight came after it happened, which is a toned-down gesture compared with the prior announcement of the warship patrol.

The continued harassment indicates the US is attempting to keep the heat on the South China Sea. With the assistance of the Philippines, the US will continue to push the South China Sea into the agenda of international gatherings, giving China a hard time.

Nov 15 07:24

CIA Director Brennan Met With French Security Chief Before Paris Attacks - Report

The White House correspondent for French television network Canal+, Laura Haim, reported an interesting tidbit during a live report with MSNBC's Brian Williams Friday evening. Haim stated that the Central Intelligence Agency director, John O. Brennan, recently met with his counterpart, French intelligence (DGSE) director Bernard Bajolet. The French equivalent of MI6 and CIA is the Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure.

Nov 15 06:23

Submerged Russian nuclear sub test-fires 2 ballistic Bulava missiles (VIDEO)

The Russian strategic submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, has carried out a double Bulava ballistic missile test launch from a submerged position in the White Sea, successfully hitting two targets in the Kamchatka region in Russia’s Far East.

“Salvo firing from a submerged position was made in accordance with the plan of combat training. The parameters trajectory of two ICBM 'Bulava' worked normally. As confirmed by objective monitoring, the missile warheads successfully arrived at the Kura test site in Kamchatka,” the Defense Ministry’s press service reported.

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Putin just replied to the US "message."

Nov 15 06:21

The Flood of Refugees into Europe: “The New Slave Trade”

The flood of refugees entering Europe is endless. Nobody knows exactly how many there are and where they go and went. This year, 2015, up to November, estimates vary from the low of 750,000 to a high of 2 million. Most of them went to Germany, or want to go to Germany. Up to a million, perhaps more may end up in Germany by the end of this year. For 2016 predictions are for up to 2 million. They are the direct results of the Washington-NATO driven wars and conflicts in the Middle East which keep raging on; creating chaos. Complete deliberate and manmade chaos.

Nov 14 22:50

The Pentagon’s Law of War Manual: Justification for War Crimes and Mass Repression

Planning for mass repression at home

In addition to its international significance, the Law of War Manual summarizes and integrates plans for mass repression and martial law within the US itself that have been developed since the late 1960s by the US Defense Department in direct response to the political radicalization of the working class and layers of the middle class.

The procedures governing mass detention enumerated in the Law of War Manual have already been partially worked out by numerous agencies and programs run by the Department of Defense Civil Disturbance Directorate, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Department of Homeland Security, which now incorporates FEMA.

In light of everything, I seriously think that we should revisit 'Operation Garden Plot,' 'Rex 84,' et al. -- NOW!

Nov 14 16:19

Polarize and Conquer – How the Paris Attacks Benefit ISIS and the Western Military Industrial Complex

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Only two weeks ago CIA Director John Brennan, French Intelligence Chief Bernard Bajolet, and former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaacov Amidror were all together in Washington, D.C., on October 27. They were participants in the CIA-George Washington University Intelligence Conference: Panel on “The Shared 21st Century International Mission.”

The timing of this meeting of high-level intelligence professions, only two weeks prior to the terrorist attacks in Paris, raises some startling questions...

Nov 14 16:14

Arthur Topham vs Theodore Nathan Kaufman: Gilad Atzmon

Topham’s satire, published in 2011, was obviously intended to make Israelis and Zionists reflect on their politics following a decade of extensive Jewish lobby advocacy of more and more immoral interventionist wars (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran etc). ‘Israeli Must Perish!’ is a mirror placed in front of the forgotten Kaufman’s ‘Germany Must Perish!’ Presumably, Topham saw some applicability of a critique of Germany in 1941 to Israel and global Zionism today.

Nov 14 14:32

Paris was tragic, yet global terrorism from the USA mass-murder machine is ignored

The recent events in Paris were undoubtedly horrific, and our thoughts are with those affected by these atrocious acts. The victims and their families, innocent people who did not volunteer to fight in any war, these defenceless civilians were attacked in the most heinous way possible.

And while the world's media turns its gaze to Paris, there is another act of terrorism happening every day that the corporate media chooses to ignore.

Nov 14 10:19

Most Americans oppose sending ground troops to fight ISIL: Poll

Americans are more likely to oppose deploying US ground troops against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria as the US considers sending more boots on the ground, a new poll finds.

The latest data are from a November 4-8 Gallup poll that shows 53 percent of Americans oppose sending US ground troops to these countries while 43 percent support the idea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No doubt one reason for the Paris false-flag was to try to reverse that public sentiment.

Nov 14 09:10

Paris Attacks: A Perfect Pretext For NATO To Mobilize in Syria and Iraq

To anyone who is really paying attention, the real agenda behind this ‘terror’ event in Paris – is a NATO-sponsored intervention in Syria and northern Iraq.

Also, for the time being, the following will now be buried: any talk of preserving privacy rights in the west, any debate on mass surveillance and bulk data collection, any vocal opposition against mandatory biometric ID’s in Europe, any criticism of Israel’s continued squeeze on the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the overdue Iraq War Inquiry in Britain, and of course – any political opposition to an increased western military presence in Syria, Iraq (and any where else).

Nov 14 08:58

Our World: France’s war against the Jews

Here is your motive!

France’s plan to use its position at the UN Security Council to bring about the deployment of international monitors to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been condemned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ministers as biased, unhelpful and detached from reality.

Certainly it is all those things. But France’s decision to use its diplomatic position to advance a plan which if implemented would end Israeli sovereignty over Judaism’s holiest site is first and foremost a French act of aggression against the Jewish state.

Nov 14 07:44

FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7

Nov 13 19:21

France’s War Against the Jews

Here is your motive folks!

By Caroline Glick October 25, 2015 , 11:00 am

France’s plan to use its position at the UN Security Council to bring about the deployment of international monitors to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been condemned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ministers as biased, unhelpful and detached from reality.

Certainly it is all those things. But France’s decision to use its diplomatic position to advance a plan which if implemented would end Israeli sovereignty over Judaism’s holiest site is first and foremost a French act of aggression against the Jewish state.

Nov 13 19:07

The French Connection – False Flags and the Charlie Hebdo Incident

Naturally, the first operation that comes to mind is Gladio, the infamous NATO “stay behind” operations in Europe during the Cold War that utilized terror attacks and shootings in public venues (amongst other things) to later be blamed on leftist and socialist groups. Gladio thus represents the so-called “conservative” side of the dialectic running operations against the so-called left. The Aldo Moro incident in Italy, for example, involved a staged assassination of a socialist minister by a NATO-run Marxist front. NATO/Gladio operations have never ceased, as we see the same patterns at work in more recent false flags.

Nov 13 17:09

42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes.

In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing:

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False-flag attacks are an historical reality. This appears to be what is happening in Paris right now.


UPDATE: The server at Washington's Blog is unreachable. It is probably swamped by requests for this page (or being DOS'd) so here is a mirror of the relevant portion.

Nov 13 17:01

Paris Terror Attacks: At Least 40 Killed, 100 Taken Hostage in 3 Separate Attacks, Martial Law Declared, French Borders Closed

This situation is still developing, but here's an update of what has happened so far...

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Nov 13 16:44

U.S. Military Agents Deployed To 147 Different Countries in 2015, 75% Of The Planet

By John Vibes

Last year, the US military was running special operations in 147 countries, which represents roughly 75% of the entire planet. According to Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw, the numbers are record breaking and represent a massive jump from the numbers seen during the Bush administration...

Nov 13 15:47

Possibly the Least Believable Story All Week: Pentagon Claims "Flawless" Air Strike "Evaporated" Jihadi John

Yes, "flawless" is the word that was widely publicized. In fact, ABC News is reporting ISIS's star Mossad agent er, decapitator "evaporated" (yes, evaporated) when an air strike targeted his vehicle according to an unnamed U.S. official (always unnamed, but he's "official," so we should definitely believe every word he says).

Good thing there's no body to actually prove anything, huh? You know, what with him being all evaporated and such. What a great time to randomly find and kill off a heavily publicized boogeyman flawlessly, not unlike that one time Obama claimed he killed Osama bin Laden after holding off the raid at least two other times like it didn't even matter when America finally took out the man it claims was responsible for 9/11 (probably because Osama died years ago)!

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Nov 13 15:43

Report: Terrorists take 100 hostages at Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris

The city of Paris was stricken by a series of terrorist attacks on Friday night. The latest reports have at least 60 dead and many more injured.

Among the targets, the music venue Bataclan, where Eagles of Death Metal were performing a sold-out concert this evening. Police believe terrorists are holding 100 hostages inside the venue.

According to CNN, witnesses from inside the venue say there are between six to eight attackers, who are currently engaged in a shootout with police.

Nov 13 15:04

Grandmaster Putin Beats Uncle Sam at His Own Game

Imagine that you despised your brother-in-law and wanted to kill him. But you didn’t have the guts to do it yourself so you hired a hit-man to do the job for you.

Would you still be guilty of murder?

You’re darn right, you would be. So let’s apply this same rule to US foreign policy: Would it be just as wrong to invade a country, kill its people and topple its government with militants that you funded, armed and trained as it would be with your own US troops?

Yep, it sure would be. So while some people might think that it was smarter for Obama to use a proxy-army in Syria instead of US soldiers, morally or legally speaking, there’s really no difference between what he did and what Bush did in Iraq. A US invasion is a US invasion. Period. It doesn’t matter if you use for-hire killers or your own guys. It’s all the same. Obama is just as guilty as Bush.

Nov 13 12:48

Study finds more child abuse in homes of returning vets

The babies and toddlers of soldiers returning from deployment face the heightened risk of abuse in the six months after the parent’s return home, a risk that increases among soldiers who deploy more frequently, according to a study scheduled for release Friday.

The study will be published in the American Journal of Public Health. The abuse of soldiers’ children exposes another, hidden cost from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that killed than 5,300 U.S. troops and wounded more than 50,000.

Research by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia looked at families of more than 112,000 soldiers whose children were 2 years old or younger for the period of 2001 to 2007, the peak of the Iraq War. Researchers examined Pentagon-substantiated instances of abuse by a soldier or another caregiver and from the diagnoses of medical personnel within the military’s health care system.

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These results do not surprise me.

When people have been in country for awhile, and realize that these insane and immoral wars are not at all about freedom, or preserving the American way of life, but are primarily about private corporate profit, that realisation has to make them angry.

And they don't want to take out that anger on their COs, or their buddies in their unit; so, unfortunately, when they get home, they take it out on the people least able to fight back: their kids.

Nov 13 12:40

The fuel for a nuclear bomb is in the hands of an unknown black marketeer from Russia, U.S. officials say

According to court documents, the bag quickly passed through the hands of three others on its way to a prospective buyer. It was not the first time such material had passed through this city, raising international alarms: It had happened twice before. And mysteriously, in all three cases, spanning more than a decade, the nuclear material appeared to have the same origin – a restricted military installation in Russia.

Five current or former U.S. officials who have tracked nuclear smuggling, and who declined to be named because this assessment is classified, said it is now a consensus view within the intelligence community.

But no one in the West knows exactly who has this nuclear explosive material, and where they may be.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "booga-booga Russia bashing", I see.

Has this government not gotten the memo that no one can believe anything it says anymore, at all?!?

Well, maybe they can get the weather right, once in a while, but that is it.

Nov 13 12:35

Gen. Allen: US May Be Condemned to Fight ISIS Forever

Interviewed on CNN today, retired Gen. John Allen, recently replaced as the US Special Envoy to the war against ISIS, offered an extremely pessimistic assessment of the war, saying that the US needs to address the causes of “symptoms” like ISIS and al-Qaeda, and failing that will be “condemned to fight forever.”

Historically, the US hasn’t been particularly good at even identifying the causes of insurgencies against US-backed governments, let alone making any credible efforts to address those problems. Notably, Gen. Allen didn’t make any real effort to identify the causes he thought the US needs to address either.

Rather, Allen simply insisted that the locals “understand the region better” and that the US should “work closely with them” to resolve the underlying conditions which are fueling growing recruitment to such Islamist factions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem no one in the US civilian government or military wants to address is the problem of US military interventionism, coupled with setting up tinpot dictators who are completely unresponsive to the needs of those they govern: it is that simple.

One of the fastest ways to get rid of terrorism against America or American interests would be to not muck about in other people's countries, expropriating resources to which the US has no moral right.

Nov 13 12:10

Defense Secretary Fires Top Advisor Over Alleged Misconduct

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter removed his senior military assistant, Lieutenant General Ron Lewis, from his position on Thursday over allegations of misconduct that Carter learned of this week.

Carter has referred the matter to the inspector general of the Defense Department, he said in a brief statement on Thursday. After the inspector general's investigation is complete, the Army may take action, a senior defense official said.

As senior military assistant, Lewis served as a top adviser to Carter on military matters. He accompanied Carter last week on his trip to Asia.

Carter referred to "allegations of misconduct" but he did not specify what the allegations referred to. A senior defense official also declined to specify the nature of the allegations.

"I expect the highest possible standards of conduct from the men and women in this department, particularly from those serving in the most senior positions," Carter said in his statement. "There is no exception."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder if these charges are all a smokescreen to get this guy out of office because there is something in Carter's agenda upon which he just couldn't, or wouldn't, sign off.

Perhaps Carter's desire for a war with both Russia And China?!?

Nov 13 12:03

Grim Figures: Suicide rate 50% higher for veterans than civilians

The United States has been marking Veterans Day. But despite celebrations and words of honor given on this day, some veterans still feel very alone the rest of the year.

Nov 13 11:27

Tom Engelhardt: It’s a $cam!

Let’s begin with the $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, Iraqi oil money held in the US. The Bush administration began flying it into Baghdad on C-130s soon after US troops entered that city in April 2003. Essentially dumped into the void that had once been the Iraqi state, at least $1.2 to $1.6 billion of it was stolen and ended up years later in a mysterious bunker in Lebanon. And that’s just what happened as the starting gun went off.

It’s never ended. In 2011, the final report of the congressionally mandated Commission on Wartime Contracting estimated that somewhere between $31 billion and $60 billion taxpayer dollars had been lost to fraud and waste in the American “reconstruction” of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nov 13 10:00

US Nuclear Bombers Flew Near Chinese Man Made Islands During Navy Ballistic Missile Tests!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US was sending a message to Russia and China.

Nov 13 09:52

Grand Mufti of Syria: “Terrorism is a new ideological trend, has nothing to do with Islam”

It’s the leaders of the Gulf countries, Turkey and the America that should stand trial, because they supplied the arms. The weapons that killed my son came from them. To me, all the people who were killed at their hands are like my son. Every Syrian that died in this war is my son..........Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun

Nov 13 09:35

Iran doubts US goals in Syria talks

In an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency Nov. 12, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, said Iran is currently reviewing whether it will attend the Vienna II talks on Syria scheduled for Nov. 14.

Asked why Iran had not yet made a decision on its participation, Abdollahian said, “Some of the players, such as the Americans, in the last week have taken actions that look like they are pushing forward their own ideas and also consulting specific countries.” He added, “If this is accurate, and it becomes clear to us, … then certainly we will [reconsider] our participation in Vienna II.” Abdollahian did not go into detail about the alleged US actions.

Nov 13 09:01

Did Russia just “gently” threaten the USA?

The presentation slide titled “Ocean Multipurpose System: Status-6” showed some drawings of a new nuclear submarine weapons system. It is apparently designed to bypass NATO radars and any existing missile defense systems, while also causing heavy damage to “important economic facilities” along the enemy’s coastal regions. The footnote to the slide stated that Status-6 is intended to cause “assured unacceptable damage” to an adversary force. Its detonation “in the area of the enemy coast” would result in “extensive zones of radioactive contamination” that would ensure that the region would not be used for “military, economic, business or other activity” for a “long time.” According to the blurred information provided in the slide, the system represents a massive torpedo, designated as “self-propelled underwater vehicle,” with a range of up to 10 thousand kilometers and capable of operating at a depth of up to 1,000 meters.

Nov 13 08:23

‘Simply obvious’: Police expert says shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice justified

The Police are insane.This Terrorism under color of law has to stop and now. They think they have the right to murder us. Whether it's a little black kid playing at the park with a toy gun or bb gun like I used to do over 50 years ago,or it's a white rancher called to the scene by the Sheriffs Dpartment to put his bull down,these terrorists under color of law are killing Americans regardless of race creed or color!
United we stand! Divided we fall! The government of the USA had declared war on the American people and has no further legitimacy as a REAL GOVERNMENT of for and by the American People!

A Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office report includes a police expert’s “simply obvious” conclusion that the Cleveland police shooting, which killed Tamir Rice was justified. The report comes as the grand jury hears evidence and is considering pressing charges.

Nov 12 23:47

Russia to supply radar system for Iraqi Air Force airfield — source

The Russian equipment will ensure radar control and navigation at a distance of up to 400 kilometres form the aerodrome and instrument landing of aircraft in poor visibility conditions

Nov 12 19:09

The Jewish History In Palestine !!

What are the Jews doing here in Palestine? They have never been natives of Palestine but occupiers !!!

The Canaanites were the [indigenous] inhabitants of Canaan, the older native name of Palestine, and the jews were just invaders!

Nov 12 16:35

Claim: Russia "Accidentally" Aired "Secret Nuclear Weapon Plans" on National TV (Oops)

One large document contained drawings of a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo Russia is calling Status-6. The system includes nuclear subs that carry huge, self-propelled underwater long-range torpedo-shaped drones that can, according to the documents, travel 5,400 miles and create extensive, uninhabitable " zones of radioactive contamination".

Pavel Felgenhauer, an independent military analyst, claimed, "The plan is to deliver a 100-megaton nuclear bomb to the U.S. shores. It would cause a highly radioactive tsunami."

Voice of America, Uncle Sam's propaganda arm, claims the Kremlin confirmed the "leak" and said it "hopes it will not happen again," but then VOA says Russia fueled the fire by further airing an interview with a defense expert who went into further detail about the new weapon.

Nov 12 12:57

'It's All Putin's Fault': US War Party Ruining Russo-American Relations

It seems that the US war party's primary goal is to forever ruin US-Russian relations, former advisor to the US-Russia Presidential Commission at the US State Department James Carden notes.

Nov 12 12:02

White House Objections Stop ISIS War Authorization Vote

A closed briefing in the Senate today has ended with officials saying that the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the ISIS war is a “nonstarter,” after White House officials, principally special envoy Brett McGurk, informing the Senate leadership that such a vote was unwelcome.

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Of COURSE, the vote would be "unwelcome", because it would ultimately draw American citizens' attention to the reality that it is, in fact, the US government which is supporting, supplying, and funding ISIS!!

Nov 12 11:58

On Veterans Day, Who Should Thank Whom?

However, for a very long time, American wars have only been foreign wars. None of these wars (especially not the most recent ones) have been in defense against foreign conquest of our homeland. Rather, the wars were themselves invasions and conquests of the homelands of others.

Moreover, the wars have not diminished, but multiplied our foreign enemies. They have toppled non-threats, like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, and created new actual threats, like Al Qaeda in Iraq, which evolved into ISIS and Syrian Al Qaeda.Amid the chaos that U.S. wars have created, such groups have thrived and grown explosively.

Since foreign wars are inimical to domestic freedom, it is those who strenuously oppose war who are actually fighting for freedom. If not for opponents and skeptics of war, we would have even more war than we do. And in that case, individual freedoms would have been even more infringed upon.

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Let me make this clear: I respect each and every American in uniform. I have family and friends from church who are serving, so this is very personal for me. Peace through military strength: I get it.

What I do NOT respect, and against which I argue (peacefully, fervently, and logically) is a civilian US government which appears to have abandoned any notion of peaceful, good will negotiation as a method to achieve a positive outcome in geopolitical conflicts.

Particularly after 9/11, this country's leadership has baptised itself, and bathed, in the blood of war as the only possible resolution to geopolitical issues.

And at 66 years of age, I recognise, very clearly, that the wars of aggression in which the US government and its military have been mired since 2001, and in which they continue to be mired, in places like Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen, are not about "defending the American homeland and way of life", but about protecting the supremacy of the US petrodollar, and private US corporate profits.

Those in the US government, shilling for more and more wars, for example with countries like Russia and China, understand this completely.

And of course, it is never their kids who will be killed and maimed for life, physically and psychologically; it will be other people's kids, and that is perfectly fine with them.

But there will be a tipping point, where this false narrative will collapse of its own weight, and the truth will ring out like the loudest bell in the world for even the most jingoistic of my American brothers and sisters; these wars do not make us more safe; if anything, these wars for profit and the dollar make us less safe, more vulnerable, more broke, and more apt to be marginalized for having had the courage to tell the truth. (Mike and I are acutely aware of the price to be paid on that last one).

The question is if this tipping point will happen before or after the US is militarily defeated, ignominiously, by larger powers which have had enough of these pre-emptive wars, or after an horrific economic crash in this country, which will destroy life as we know it?!?

Only time will tell. But it is time for Americans to start thinking very seriously about what these wars of aggression have actually done for them; and the short answer is, absolutely nothing, except to further bankrupt the US government.

Nov 12 11:52

Ron Paul: NATO Admits Afghan Mission Failure

After 14 years, more than a trillion dollars, tens of thousands of lives lost on all sides, the US/NATO mission in Afghanistan is more adrift than ever. Next month NATO member state ministers will meet to determine the next steps in Afghanistan. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claims there will be no future combat mission for NATO, but NATO generals admit that if NATO leaves there will be an even swifter collapse.

Nov 12 11:29

On Veterans Day, Who Should Thank Whom?

“You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. (…) You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. (…) I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way… ”

– Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan R. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Nov 12 11:21

War criminal Tony Blair’s spy chief who wrongly claimed Iraq had WMDs making millions

The former spy chief who provided Tony Blair with ‘evidence’ justifying the invasion of Iraq in 2003 is now raking in vast sums of money, working for accountancy firms, stock brokers, oil companies and investment banks.

Nov 12 10:57

Army Vet Faces Felony For Helping Other Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis

Even though more states are legalizing medical marijuana, and federal officials have claimed that the prosecution of pot smokers is no longer a priority, the “war on drugs” continues to destroy the lives of Americans suffering from dire medical conditions.

Sean Kiernan is a U.S. Army veteran from Rancho Santa Fe, California, who, along with his wife, pleaded guilty earlier this year to felony charges related to growing marijuana for other veterans.

Kiernan attempted suicide in 2011, nearly becoming part of a horrifying statistic: Although the figure is disputed, some estimates suggest that an average of 22 veterans commit suicide each day. Still struggling two years later, Kiernan was involuntarily committed by officials at a Veterans Affairs hospital, an experience which he says led him to embrace the benefits of cannabis over pharmaceutical drugs.

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This is an on-going travesty, adding insult to injury for American Vets.

The anti-psychotic drugs which are the standard prescribed fare by VA doctors have a thoroughly documented track record of nasty side effects, including homicidal or suicidal thoughts, which may well get acted upon.

And if you don't believe that, because you still believe that "orthodox medicine is always right, and would never hurt anyone", you need to read the following:


It's all about profits, and never about patient health or safety, when it comes to the pharmaceutical/industrial complex.

VA leadership, collectively, needs a cerebrectomy to finally champion something which is far safer for our Vets in terms of side effects than the pharmaceutical drugs for trauma and PTSD.

Nov 12 10:26


It was one of the greatest disappearing acts of modern times. Amidst a swirl of allegations and rumors that the Nugan Hand bank was involved in arms smuggling, drug-running, and covert operations for the CIA, the institution’s American founder vanished from Australia. Thirty-five years later, that man, Michael Jon Hand, was tracked to a small town in Idaho where he has been living under the name of Michael Jon Fuller. Hand was found by an Australian writer, Peter Butt, whose just-released book, “Merchants of Menace,” discloses Hand’s whereabouts after decades of mystery.

Nov 12 10:25

White House Objections Stop ISIS War Authorization Vote

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D – NV) was even more direct, saying he in general doesn’t believe in authorizations for war, and believes that the president has “all the power he needs” to unilaterally launch and carry out wars without any Congressional involvement. That appears to be the White House’s position as well.

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Reid and the White House are both wrong. Under the Constitution, only Congress can declare war. That provision is in there specifically to prevent a sitting President from starting a war on his own. Canceling the Congressional vote is being done so that incumbents won't face an America angry at them for more wars in next year's elections. Obama isn't running, so he can take the blame all to himself by taking the role of dictator.

Nov 12 10:14

Chinese Scientists Unveil New Stealth Material Breakthrough

A group of scientists from China may have created a stealth material that could make future fighter jets very difficult to detect by some of today’s most cutting-edge anti-stealth radar.

The researchers developed a new material they say can defeat microwave radar at ultrahigh frequencies, or UHF. Such material is usually too thick to be applied to aircraft like fighter jets, but this new material is thin enough for military aircraft, ships, and other equipment.

Today’s synthetic aperture radar use arrays of antennas directing microwave energy to essentially see through clouds and fog and provide an approximate sense of the object’s size, the so-called radar cross section. With radar absorbent material not all of the signal bounces back to the receiver. A plane can look like a bird.

“Our proposed absorber is almost ten times thinner than conventional ones,” said Wenhua Xu, one of the team members from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in a statement.

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This will certainly be a game changer in terms of weapons and defense; but even though the research is published, I wonder, in terms of actual development, how long it will take for the US military to embrace some version of this technology?!?

Nov 12 10:07

American War in the Twenty-First Century: A Scam, a Swindle and a Fraud

Let’s begin with the $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, Iraqi oil money held in the U.S. The Bush administration began flying it into Baghdad on C-130s soon after U.S. troops entered that city in April 2003. Essentially dumped into the void that had once been the Iraqi state, at least $1.2 to $1.6 billion of it was stolen and ended up years later in a mysterious bunker in Lebanon. And that’s just what happened as the starting gun went off.

Nov 12 09:49

On Veterans Day, Who Should Thank Whom?

“You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. (…) You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. (…) I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way… ”

– Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan R. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Nov 12 09:24

Report Says Palestinians Being Executed in Cold Blood

The Jerusalem Center for Israeli-Palestinian Studies exposed the Big Lie about knife-wielding Palestinian terrorists – saying 78% of the Palestinian victims of security force victims were executed in cold blood.

They threatened no one. Israeli soldiers and police commit murder with impunity. So do extremist settlers. Victims include Palestinian youths, children, a pregnant woman, an elderly one and others for wanting to live free or just being in harm’s way at the wrong time.

Nov 12 09:03

Will Obama Give Israel Even More American Weapons and Dollars To Kill Palestinians?

President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on November 9 in the White House and is considering the Israeli request to give a 50% increase of nearly $1.5 billion in U.S. military funding bringing the US donation to the killing of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to $4.5 billion a year.

Nov 12 08:52

The new Jade Helm: UWEX16 approved in Texas as military seeks role players for urban military training across the country

Fresh off the recent conclusion of the controversial urban military training exercise Jade Helm, military special forces are again preparing to train to take on the American people and they are using a familiar part of the country to do it.

Nov 12 08:34

EPIC FAIL: Here's Why Most US Weapons Systems are Worse than Russia's

As a U.S. Army veteran and a longtime resident of the Beltway—including four-and-a-half years living on Crystal Drive in Arlington, Virginia, which has probably the densest concentration of “defense” contractors anywhere in America—I think I understand what is fundamentally wrong with the U.S. military-industrial complex (MIC.)

First and foremost, the MIC has long been incapable of producing durable, efficient, versatile weapons.

We don’t even have to look to the F-35 on this one.

Nov 12 08:27

‘Assured unacceptable damage’: Russian TV accidentally leaks secret ‘nuclear torpedo’ design

The Kremlin has confirmed “some secret data” was accidentally leaked when Russian TV stations broadcast material apparently showing blueprints from a nuclear torpedo, designed to be used against enemy coastal installations.

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Accident my astrolabe!

Nov 12 07:52

What Was This Ben Carson Answer On Foreign Policy?

This was an otherwise strong debate for Carson, who handled questions about his past easily, avoided attacks from his rivals despite his frontrunner status, and delivered a strong closing statement. But this answer left a lot of people scratching their heads:

Nov 12 07:49

Graham On Putin: “I Would Shoot His Planes Down” In Syria

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says he would shoot down Russian planes in Syrian airspace in order to protect U.S.-backed forces in the region.

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Here's your flight suit, Lindsey. Have fun. Don't forget your parachute! We will sit this one out, given that it is the US, not Russia, that is the aggressor nation; it is the US, not Russia, that is in Syria without the permission of the Syrian government; it is the US, not Russia that is in violation of international law and the United Nations charter!

Nov 12 07:40

Putin Has It Right: Obama is Pushing Thermonuclear Armageddon

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the opening of a conference of defense ministry and military industrial leaders in Sochi on Tuesday, and warned, in pointed language, that President Barack Obama's policies are driving the world towards thermonuclear extinction in the very near term. In effect, Putin offered the most air-tight argument for why the President of the United States must be removed from office now.

Nov 11 19:52

US-Turkey Invasion Derailed by Syrian Army Triumph, Recapture of Kuweires Military Air Base

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) achieved its greatest victory in the four year-long war on Tuesday when it recaptured the strategic Kuweires military airbase in North Syria. Hundreds of ISIS terrorists were killed in intense fighting while hundreds more were sent fleeing eastward towards Raqqa. The victory was announced just hours after Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that Turkey would be willing to invade Syria as long as Washington agreed to provide air support, create a safe zone along the Syrian-Turkish border, and remove Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

Now that Kuweires has been liberated, Davuto?lu will have to reconsider his offer taking into consideration the fact that Russian warplanes will now be within striking distance of the border while troops and artillery will be positioned in a way that makes crossing into Syria as difficult as possible. The window for Turkish troops to enter Syria unopposed has closed. Any attempt to invade the country now will result in stiff resistance and heavy casualties.

Nov 11 16:10

UK nukes are ‘militarily irrational, not credible,’ says former nuclear commander

A former commander of British nuclear weapons has written an open letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in support of his anti-Trident stance, in which he debunked common arguments used in defense of nukes.

Nov 11 16:05

War criminal Netanyahu demands massive arms aid

Monday’s White House meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu combined cynical posturing about peace with closed-door discussions about how to reinforce and strengthen the Israeli war machine against both the Palestinian population and neighboring Arab states.

Nov 11 15:45

The “War On Terror” Is The Hoax Foundation Of The Police/Spy State — Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” was a hoax. Americans were deceived by policymakers, who are pursuing a hegemonic agenda. The American people were too trusting and too gullible and, consequently, Americans were easily betrayed by Washington and by the presstitute media.

The consequences of the deceit, gullibility, and betrayal are horrendous for Americans, for millions of peoples in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, and for Washington’s European vassals.

The consequences for Americans are an aborted Constitution, a police/spy state and rising resentment and hatred of America around the world.

The consequences for peoples in Somolia, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, and Ukraine have been massive deaths and dislocations, infrastructure destruction, internal conflicts, birth defects, invasions, bombings, drones. Millions of peoples have been murdered by Washington’s pursuit of hegemony, and millions have been turned into refugees.

Nov 11 15:43

Pentagon expert says Russians would ‘annihilate’ US army on Battlefield

Despite the size of its military budget, the US Army isn’t as strong as one might think it is and it would certainly lose to the Russian Army in a direct confrontation on a battlefield, retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor said, according to Politico Magazine.

Nov 11 14:48

Separating War from the Vets

I get lots of notes thanking me for my service on Veterans Day. I am grateful and appreciative. My friends, both veterans and active duty service members, receive the same affections of respect and esteem and, of course, value those sentiments.

Nov 11 14:45

Obama Pulls 2.6 Billion From Veterans And Reallocates 4.5 Billion To Syrian Migrants Moving To U.S.

It would seem like a contradiction in terms to reference yourself as “The Commander In Chief” while actually betraying those men under your command, however that exactly what is taking place!

As more and more veterans are being told to wait on-line and perhaps die in the process, before they’re allowed to see a doctor and perhaps access life saving treatment.

Nov 11 14:07

Terror in Little Saigon: New Doc Ties US-Allied Kill Squad to Unsolved Murders of Vietnamese Journos

During the 1980s, five Vietnamese-American reporters were murdered in the United States. Despite lengthy FBI probes, none of the victims’ killers were ever brought to justice. Could a stunning new investigative documentary lead authorities to reopen the cases?

Nov 11 14:02

US-Turkey Invasion Derailed by Syrian Army Triumph at Kuweires

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) achieved its greatest victory in the four year-long war on Tuesday when it recaptured the strategic Kuweires military airbase in North Syria. Hundreds of ISIS terrorists were killed in intense fighting while hundreds more were sent fleeing eastward towards Raqqa. The victory was announced just hours after Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that Turkey would be willing to invade Syria as long as Washington agreed to provide air support, create a safe zone along the Syrian-Turkish border, and remove Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

Nov 11 13:36

Rubio’s Big-time Military Build-up

Sen. Rubio and most other Republican presidential contenders are competing with ambitious plans to launch a new U.S. military buildup, arguing that the modest cuts under President Obama have gutted America’s global strength, a dubious proposition that budget watchdog Chuck Spinney explores.

Nov 11 12:47


Like everyone, I have a great number of military people in the family tree. If you go back far enough, there are crusaders and even a Templar in the Rivero woodpile. More recently, on my mother's side of the family, ancestors fought in every major American war, including the Civil war (on both sides). As we celebtrate Veterans' Day, I am going to tell you about just one warrior; one I had the privilege to actually know and even briefly live with when I was younger. His name was Walter L. Smith and he was my maternal grandfather. He fought in WWI.

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Nov 11 11:48

Book Lays Out How Brzezinski's 'Grand Chessboard' Was Toppled

Natylie Baldwin focuses on Zbigniew Brzezinski, an academic who has occupied high level political positions going as far back as the Carter administration. The plan Zbig published in 1997 (The Grand Chessboard) explains why Ukraine should be separated from Russia, as is happening today. This strategy is based on a turn-of-the-century theory by British historian Halford Mackinder that he who rules the Eurasian heartland rules the world (see http://www.voltairenet.org/article187947.html by Alfred McCoy).

Nov 11 11:41

Russia may be planning to develop a nuclear submarine drone aimed at 'inflicting unacceptable damage'

During a regular meeting with defense officials on November 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed methods of countering NATO's missile defense shield, which the Kremlin worries could neutralize the country's nuclear deterrent.

Putin's come up with a possible counter-measure, boasting that the Kremlin would develop "strike systems capable of penetrating any missile defenses." Footage of the meeting includes a clear view of a document that defense officials were looking over.

The document looks at one type of "strike system" that Putin was talking about.

The document, according to the Russian Forces blog, includes plans to develop an underwater drone that could be launched from submarines in order to carry out nuclear strikes at key coastal areas. The project is known as "Ocean Multipurpose System 'Status-6.'"

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If you remember the Baker test in the Crossroads series of nuclear tests, an underwater detonation of a nuclear bomb actually causes more damage than an air burst!

Nov 11 10:36

Pennsylvania community rallies around 91-year-old veteran about to lose house

A community rallied around a 91-year-old Pennsylvania man who was on the brink of losing his home, and in less than a week, hundreds of people donated enough money to save the World War II veteran's house.

Abrah Belles couldn't believe the news that someone set up a GoFundMe page to help him save his residence.

"I didn't know quite, I thought it was a joke when it first started," he said. "But it wasn't, and I thank God they come along."

He has lived on Anderson Street in Wilkes-Barre Township for almost 70 years, and after he lost his wife in 2008, he fell behind on paying taxes for the home.

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The US Government loves to wag about Veterans' Day as part of the propaganda to glorify war, but when it comes to actually caring for the veterans, the rubber doesn't quite meet the road!

Nov 11 10:15


Most Americans know November 11 as 'Veterans Day' -- the day we honor the poor chumps who have "died for our freedom" (barf), as well as the living ones who knew not and know not of dark powers that misuse the Department of Offense. But what few people know is that the date originated as, and still coincides with, 'Armistice Day'. The date is commemorated every year on the 11th of November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany in a railway carriage at Compiègne, France.

Nov 11 09:35

Veterans Day Is Not for Veterans

When the U.S. changed Armistice Day into Veterans Day, the holiday morphed from a day to encourage the end of war into a day to glorify war participation.

Nov 11 09:18

Western ‘Mainstream’ Extremism

Over the past quarter century, the US and EU turned their focus from systemic adversaries (anti-capitalist and anti-imperial states and movements) to attacking capitalist regimes, which (1) had adopted nationalist, re-distributive and Keynesian policies; (2) had opposed military interventions, coups and bases; (3) had aligned with non-Western capitalist powers; (4) had opposed Zionist colonization of Palestine and Gulf State-financed Islamist terrorists; (5) and had refuse to follow the financial agendas dictated by Wall Street and the City of London investment houses, speculators and vulture funds.

Nov 11 09:08

Bernie, War & the Empire’s Pie

As candidates prepare for Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, it will be interesting to see how Bernie Sanders continues the ruse of promoting himself as a peace candidate.

Nov 11 07:45


As reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, “The Veterans Health Administration (VA) is one of the largest health care delivery systems in the United States, with 9.1 million enrollees, 20,000 physicians, 1600 facilities 288,000 employees, and a $59 billion budget…. The VHA is experiencing a crisis in leadership because of an organizational environment that’s perceived as disempowering, frustrating, and occasionally toxic….”

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Just like Obamacare!

Nov 11 07:24

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Implies Russia and China Are “Enemies” of America. What Next?

The weapons are more advanced; he expressed pride in that. And the former Warsaw Pact nations that were allied with the U.S.S.R. surrounding Russia, have increasingly joined NATO and become Russia’s enemies. (The U.S.S.R. terminated the Warsaw Pact, but the U.S. didn’t terminate NATO; instead, NATO with its former Warsaw Pact members increased from the 16 nations it had when the Soviet Union broke up, to the 28 nations today. And U.S. President Barack Obama and SecDef Carter want to increase that number to 29 by including Ukraine, which is on Russia’s border.)

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Here's your rifle, Ash...

Nov 11 07:22

Israeli peace activists Uri Avnry despairs as the extremist settler faction takes over the Israeli government

Israel, the state of the settlers

Many factories have left Israel proper, sold their land there for exorbitant sums and received huge government subsidies for relocating to the West Bank. They employ, of course, cheap Palestinian workers from the neighbouring villages, free from legal minimum wages or any labour laws. The Palestinians toil for them because no other work is available.

But even these “comfort” settlers become extremists, in order to survive and defend their homes, while people in Tel Aviv enjoy their cafes and theatres. Many of these old-timers already hold a second passport, just in case. No wonder the settlers are taking over the state.

The process is already well advanced. The new police chief is a kippah-wearing former settler. So is the chief of the secret service. More and more of the army and police officers are settlers. In the government and in the Knesset, the settlers wield a huge influence.

Nov 11 07:22

George Bush/Somalia Invasion - "Doing God's Work"

This is classic!! On December 4, 1992 President George H. W. Bush spoke to the nation giving his reasons why it was necessary to send troops into Somalia.

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Think "Black Hawk Down."

Nov 10 23:36

Footage from Kuwereis Airbase. News report (English Translation)

The Syrian Army lifts the 3 year siege of Kuwereis Airbase. Maybe a pivotal and inspirational victory for the Syrians against ISIS and those moderate terrorists.
Very emotional correspondent.

Nov 10 20:48

Don’t Thank Me Anymore... Just Care for Veterans Who Return and Work To End All War

This past Saturday morning in Saint Louis, MO I was walking home when I saw a people gathering and portions of the street being blocked. I live downtown, so it could have been another run, walk or festival. I asked someone who looked like a participant and he told me it was for the Veterans Day Parade. I was a bit surprised because Veterans Day is Wednesday. He went on to say the parade was being done on Saturday because planners were not sure if they could get enough parade spectators on Wednesday. I’m not sure if he was right about why it was decided to have the parade on Saturday, but it makes sense and is an example of our society celebrating veterans but not really caring that much about us.

Nov 10 18:02

How Jimmy Carter and I Started The Mujahideen

Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs [“From the Shadows”], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?

Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

Nov 10 18:01

New Study Reveals That Most People Want to Ban Killer Robots

By Nicholas West

Amid a global drone arms race is the pursuit of ever greater autonomous weapons systems that have come to be known as “killer robots” — systems that will make decisions and carry out lethal strikes with zero need for human input...

A new study sheds light on how people across countries and cultures view this issue...

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 10 17:50

FLASHBACK: Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11

A little disingenuous or CUDP on the blowback angle but I like the pics and the vids!

Preface: The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom – noted:

Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.

Odom also said:

By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.

(audio here). Background here.

Nov 10 17:44

FLASHBACK: Al Qaeda and the “War on Terrorism”

Not to worry. Cause they are back. Those pesky Russkies are are enemy once again. Moderate terrorists are our friends!Orwell must be rolling in his grave.

One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to “fabricate an enemy”. The “outside enemy” personified by Osama bin Laden is “threatening America”.

Pre-emptive war directed against “Islamic terrorists” is required to defend the Homeland. Realities are turned upside down. America is under attack.

In the wake of 9/11, the creation of this “outside enemy” has served to obfuscate the real economic and strategic objectives behind the war in the Middle East and Central Asia. Waged on the grounds of self-defense, the pre-emptive war is upheld as a “just war” with a humanitarian mandate.

Nov 10 17:34

FLASHBACK: The CIA's "Operation Cyclone" - Stirring The Hornet's Nest Of Islamic Unrest


Zbigniew Brzezinski not long ago revealed that on July 3, 1979, unknown to the American public and Congress, President Jimmy Carter secretly authorized $500 million to create an international terrorist movement that would spread Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia and "de-stabilise" the Soviet Union...
The CIA called this Operation Cyclone and in the following years poured $4 billion into setting up Islamic training schools in Pakistan (Taliban means "student").

Young zealots were sent to the CIA's spy training camp in Virginia, where future members of al-Qaeda were taught "sabotage skills" - terrorism.

Others were recruited at an Islamic school in Brooklyn, New York, within sight of the fated Twin Towers.

Nov 10 17:21

Russia’s military is proving Western punditry wrong

A thumbs up review of the Russian Military in Syria, its performance and weapons from the Brookings. Order out of Chaos You all!

Ever since the first indications that there were Russians encamped at the airfield in Latakia, theories have proliferated around Russia’s strategy in Syria, its intentions, and questions on just how far they (and others) will go. There are lots of things that these theories get wrong.

Many analysts have called Russia militarily weak, with some pointing specifically to its shortcomings in air and naval forces in Syria. But based on Russia’s battlefield performance so far, this assessment seems off: To the contrary, Russia has shown that it has the capability and capacity (not to mention willingness) to employ its conventional forces to achieve limited political objectives.
In the air.......

Nov 10 17:15

Russian MoD: Terrorist's tactics in Syria have drastically changed

According to local sources, the Syrian army and pro-Assad units are completing a local sweep in the Northeast province of Latakia in preparation for a major offensive against the stronghold of the group "Al-Nusra", mountain fortress city Salma.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman at a regular press briefing, informed a significant change in the tactics of terrorist groups throughout the territory of Syria.

Nov 10 16:29

The next Jade Helm? "Unconventional Warfare Exercise 2016? Coming Soon

The report claims if citizens in the area didn’t see or hear anything as expected during Jade Helm, there will be even less to witness during UWEX. The entire affair will be relegated to Camp Swift and private property in the area.

Judge Pape says, “I did ask them to not have a catchy acronym as the title and to not have a map that labeled Texas as enemy territory.”

In other words he’s hoping the UWEX map doesn’t label Texas as hostile… again.

Yeah. Gee. That would be real swell.

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Nov 10 16:13

Missile Test Terrorism Over Los Angeles

“Wait, what the f*** is that?”

Julien Solomita finally managed to spit that out after two minutes of dumbfounded silence as he recorded an unidentified flying object from a rooftop parking lot in Van Nuys, California on Saturday night.

Nov 10 15:45

U.S. Senate Approves Bill to Give Veterans Access to Legal Medical Cannabis

The United States Senate today passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, which includes language that would allow Veterans Administrationva (VA) doctors to recommend medical cannabis to their patients in states where medical cannabis is legal.

“Veterans in medical marijuana states should be treated the same as any other resident, and should be able to discuss marijuana with their doctor,” says Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. “It makes no sense that a veteran can’t use medical marijuana if it helps them and it is legal in their state.”

Nov 10 14:39

Hillary Clinton Senator Confronted On Supporting ISIS

In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Hillary Clinton campaigner about the fact of ISIS being created by the U.S. This face was not denied but explained as an accident by the U.S Senator.

Nov 10 12:48

Medical credentials questioned at VA hospitals

Records show that Veterans Administration hospitals in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been providing misleading information about the qualifications of some of their doctors.

A new investigation by KARE 11 has uncovered examples on the VA's own website where doctors are listed as having medical specialty certifications they don't really have.

Nov 10 11:40


Russia will counter NATO's U.S.-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Putin told defense officials that by developing defenses against ballistic missiles Washington aims to "neutralize" Russia's strategic nuclear deterrent and gain a "decisive military superiority."

He said that Moscow will respond by developing "strike systems capable of penetrating any missile defenses."

"Over the past three years, companies of the military-industrial complex have created and successfully tested a number of prospective weapons systems that are capable of performing combat missions in a layered missile defense system. Such systems have already begun to enter the military this year. And now we are talking about development of new types of weapons," Putin said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After the bruising verbal belligerence of NATO and US officials spewed against Russia over the last months, can any sane person fault Russia for taking these steps?

Nov 10 10:46

The Disturbing Reason For The Navy’s Trident Missile Test

Truth be told, the Navy has tested this missile over a 150 times before with little fanfare. In fact, they did another test early Monday afternoon and nobody noticed. So what gives?

For now the Navy is playing dumb, and have claimed that they had no idea the test would create such a spectacular view. However, the spectacle seems awfully convenient given the current tensions between the US, Russia, and China. It’s also pretty convenient, given what Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the media a day before the launch.

Nov 10 10:18

Pentagon ‘gay’ rape debacle: Report alleging male-on-male sexual trauma retracted

The American Psychological Association has taken the extraordinary step of retracting an in-house journal article that asserted the rate of rape and other sexual trauma among military men was as much as 15 times higher than the Pentagon’s own survey.

In a press released posted Sunday night, the APA said outside scholars had examined the study, “Preliminary Data Suggest Rates of Male Sexual Trauma May be Higher than Previously Reported,” and determined that the method for randomly selecting and surveying male combat veterans was flawed.

Nov 10 10:14

Washington losing leverage in S.China Sea

Assistant US Secretary of State Daniel Russel said recently that China wants the US to give it a "free pass" on issues that China considers its "core interests," and that's just not a deal that the US "ever can or would make." US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter recently played tough and called China and Russia potential threats to the world. He said the US has been shifting its focus toward the Asia-Pacific, including sending its best naval and other military weapons, ships and equipment to that region.