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.
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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.

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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.

Nov 10 09:04

‘Missile’ beta test judges general public’s reaction time and social response

Saturday was the first time the Navy has tested the Trident 11 D5 missile, a 44-foot-long weapon deployed from an Ohio-class submarine that has a range of 4,000 nautical miles.

Nov 10 08:17


According to the U.S. State Government 2013-2015 Foreign Assistance report, an estimated $5.9 billion was spent on foreign military funding alone in fiscal year 2014. This is equivalent to 17% of the estimated $35 billion spent on total global aid discussed in our previous article. U.S. foreign military aid to countries ranged from $200,000 to $3.1 billion. Of the top 10 recipients, two countries received 75% of the $5.9 billion. Take a look on the map below to see who is getting the most foreign military financing from the U.S.
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Nov 10 08:14


George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, said the government spending review, due out on 25 November, will substantially increase the number of intelligence officers in the three U.K. intelligence agencies who are responsible for investigating, analyzing, and helping thwart terrorist plots. The chancellor said: “The changing nature of war, espionage and terrorism meant government itself had to change in its response.”

Nov 10 08:11

King Edward VII of Great Britain: Evil Demiurge of the Triple Entente and World War 1

The Triple Entente is the name given to the alliance among Great Britain, France, and Russia which was formed during the first decade of this century, and which led to the outbreak of the First World War. This Triple Entente was the personal creation of King Edward VII of Britain. The Triple Entente was King Edward’s own idea.

Nov 10 08:10


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Before we all send off our kids to a new World War like the obedient sheep the government demands we be, perhaps parents should be reminded that real war is not the clean and shiny glory-fest movies and TV make it out to be.

Nov 10 08:10

Carnage in the Somme 1916

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Before we all send off our kids to a new World War like the obedient sheep the government demands we be, perhaps parents should be reminded that real war is not the clean and shiny glory-fest movies and TV make it out to be.

Nov 10 07:58

101st Airborne Division tapped for Iraq deployment

The Army’s 101st Airborne Division Headquarters will deploy early next year to Iraq to lead the American efforts to train Iraqi Security Forces to combat the Islamic State, the Army has announced.

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"Trainers" and "Advisers." If you are my age, you remember that is how we got suckered into Vietnam!

Nov 10 06:31

Harry Potter author JK Rowling's literary agent - one of the driving forces behind Culture for Coexistence (i.e. Coexistence with Israel and its illegal settlers)

Harry Potter fans “heartbroken” as author urges engagement with Israel

What the letter doesn’t make clear, however, is that one of the driving forces behind Culture for Coexistence is Neil Blair, JK Rowling’s literary agent.

Blair is also on the board of the UK branch of the Abraham Fund. That “coexistence” group is sponsored by Hapoalim, an Israeli bank that finances the construction of Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank.

On 21 October, the UK Friends of the Abraham Fund announced as its new chairperson Alex Brummer, an editor and columnist at the rightwing British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail, notable for its pro-Israel editorial stance and notorious for its racist and Islamophobic stereotypes.

Brummer is also a regular contributor to The Jewish Chronicle, a British newspaper with pronounced Zionist leanings.

Nov 10 06:15

Russia’s intervention in Syria – a reality-based evaluation (by The Saker)

First and foremost, the Russian tried to break the US and Turkish momentum for an overt military intervention. In that they undoubtedly succeeded. The second goal was to provide limited but nonetheless crucial support for the Syrian military (including moral support). Again, in that they also undoubtedly succeeded and on most sectors the Syrians are on the offensive, however slowly. Third, it now appears that one of the goals of the Russian intervention was to basically provide the Syrians with a modern air-defense capability and, in that, the Russians have also succeeded, even if partially. Why do I say partially? Because while the current air-defense capabilities of the Russian forces in Syria are adequate to defend the Syrian airspace against a limited attack, they are far from being sufficient to prevent the US from a determined large scale attack. All the Russian did is raise the costs of intervention for the USA, but they did not make it impossible. Interestingly, the Iranians have declared today that they have (finally!) finalized the sale of Russian S-300s to Iran. In doing so Russia not only helps protect Iran, but the Russian military also helps a friendly country secure an airspace which might be vital for Russian efforts in the future.

Nov 09 21:39

Chinese and Russian Radars On Track To See Through U.S. Stealth

A growing trend in Russian and Chinese radar could make U.S. stealth fighters easier to see and — more importantly — easier to target for potential adversaries, a former senior U.S. Navy official told USNI News.

U.S. fighters — like the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) — are protected by stealth technology optimized for higher frequency targeting radars but not for lower frequency radars.

Until now a focus on higher frequencies have not been a problem because low frequency radars have traditionally been unable to generate “weapons quality tracks.”

Nov 09 18:12

FLASHBACK: New Russian Stealth Aircraft Uses Plasma Screen

MOSCOW -- The Russian aircraft industry has developed and will soon start producing stealth aircraft which will radically differ from existing U.S. models. The Russian version uses plasma screens to cushion and disperse radar waves, the Novye Izvestia daily reports.

The newspaper quoted Anatoly Koroteyev, the head of the Keddysh Research Center as saying that the plasma screen technology can be used on any vehicle " from automobiles to combat aircraft. However, it is most effective at high altitudes and thus is best used by the air force. http://josephpedepoetry.blogspot.com/2014/04/plasma-cloud-generation-t...

Nov 09 17:13

Quark solves the problem of War with Economics

Quark, a Ferengi, uses the Third Rule of Acquisition to convince a Vulcan working with the terrorist group, the "Maquis", that peace at any price is illogical.

Nov 09 16:42

War Criminals Obama, Netanyahu visit in White House as protesters gather outside

US President Barack Obama has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after 13 months.

At the meeting on Monday, Obama said it was “no secret” that he has a “strong disagreement” with Bibi in regard to the nuclear accord between Iran and the world powers, rehashing his rhetoric by stressing that the two leaders agree they should make sure Iran does not get its hands on nukes.

Nov 09 15:30

Ron Paul: Without Authority, Obama’s Syria War Illegal

As the US State Department goes around the world lecturing other countries about how they must adhere to the rule of law, the White House again proves it is one of the most lawless entities on earth. The Constitution is clear; the War Powers Resolution is clear: the president is not allowed to commit the US military to combat without a Congressional declaration or at least authorization.

Nov 09 14:35

TSA-Trained Disney World in Goofy ‘Terrorist Detection’ Methods

The same ridiculed and useless techniques used by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to not find terrorists at America’s airports are now being used at Orlando theme parks, including Disney World, Sea World, and Busch Gardens, to not find terrorists.

Nov 09 13:22

US 'occupying' Eastern Europe using 'Russian aggression' as pretext: Analyst

A US military plan to send more forces into Europe on a rotating basis to purportedly counter a potential Russian attack is equal to a “military occupation” of eastern European states, a geopolitical analyst in Europe says.

Nov 09 13:18

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:

Nov 09 12:59

British military ties with Gulf States to be strengthened in defense review

Britain’s strategic defense and security review will promote a strengthening of military ties with Gulf nations, it has emerged.

Defence Procurement Minister Philip Dunne visited Dubai on Sunday to promote British-made military wares, including the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, made by BAE systems.

Nov 09 12:59

Ann Wright: "No More Military Aid for Israel!"

A spirited protest action in front of the White House, on Monday morning, Nov. 9, 2015, gave Israel’s controversial Prime Minister, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, an earful. He was meeting with President Barack Obama, supposedly to seek multi-billions of dollars in new financial aid. Currently, the right-wing Zionist state extracts about $3.5 billion annually from the beleaguered U.S. taxpayers.
Participating in the White House protest action were members of the ANSWER Coalition, the Neturei Karta International, pro-Palestine groups, and various other organizations. Speaking on camera is Ann Wright, a Peace & Justice activist with CODE PINK.

Nov 09 12:40

Waging Endless War From Vietnam to Syria

As October ended, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest announced
that the U.S. would be sending “less than 50” boots-on-the-ground Special Operations forces into northern Syria in an “advise-and-assist” program for
Kurdish rebels and their (essentially nonexistent) Arab allies. Only days before, in yet another example of twenty-first-century mission creep, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter had told Congress that the intensity of U.S. air attacks in Syria would rise “with additional U.S. and coalition aircraft and heavier airstrikes.”

Nov 09 12:24

Scholarship or War Propaganda attracts wide interest

The book Scholarship or War Propaganda, published by the Mehring Verlag publishing house in October, has hit a nerve. Just a few weeks after its appearance, it has attracted wide interest and prompted important debates.

Nov 09 11:39

As Yuan Rivals Dollar, U.S. Launches Ballistic Missiles Over West Coast: “Lit Up California”

The United States is apparently fuming over the recent blows to the dollar, as a strengthening yuan is rousing a heightened response. The world is now watching video from a stunning ballistic missile display over the U.S. West Coast that was timed with China’s latest currency announcement.

Nov 09 10:55

Russia is putting world peace at risk, says Pentagon chief Ash Carter

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And remind us again how many countries the United States has invaded, regime-changed, or drone struck over the last 14 years?

Nov 09 10:51

Doctors Without Borders: US Planes Shot Staff as They Fled Kunduz Hospital

After US forces utterly destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz last month, the charity was quick to call the incident a war crime. The US government apologized for the bombing, and promised to investigate what they claimed was an honest mistake. However, Doctors Without Borders has recently released their account of the bombing, which sounds less like an unfortunate mistake, and more like a genuine war crime.

For starters, the attack didn’t involve one errant bomb that happened to land on the hospital. It was an hour-long assault, and staff members sent 18 distress signals to officials in Afghanistan and the US throughout the duration of the bombing. What’s worse is the fact that some of the staff were shot from above as they fled the carnage.

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Nov 09 10:43

Actions planned to protest Netanyahu’s visit to Washington

With perhaps a level of organizing unprecedented in Washington DC, 38 faith-based and social justice organizations have come together to plan a series of actions to protest the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week to the nation’s capital.

A smaller coalition had come together last March to protest Netanyahu’s speech before Congress and succeeded in convincing 60 lawmakers to #SkiptheSpeech. Now, groups and organizations have been working around the clock to plan events to spread the idea, “No US Tax Dollars to Israel.”

Nov 09 10:33

One Person Dead After Explosion in the Building that Houses Russia’s Largest Supercomputer

It is being reported in Russian press that a freon tank exploded at the Russian Academy of Sciences, leaving one person dead.

The tank reportedly exploded in the Joint supercomputer center (JSCC) — the building which houses the most powerful supercomputer center in all of Russia — killing a contractor who was working there. The computer itself is located underground, while the explosion happened on the 8th floor in a garage area where a contractor was working.

This supercomputer is reportedly not currently under the control of the RAS, but the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations — the Russian government.

While initial reports attempt to make this seem like a mere contractor accident or “technical error,” considering where this “accident” happened, it seems highly suspicious to say the least. At the very least, it’s coming at a highly suspicious time.

Nov 09 10:27

Mission Creep Drags Britain Into Quagmire of Global Conflict

The escalation to world war appears to be in motion, just waiting for the first diplomatic row to explode into something considerably worse than fighting various hydra-like bandits in Syria. Countries are being slowly dragged into the continuing violence with ever greater weapons and destructive capabilities and vociferous verbal dogfights ever more frequent.

Nov 09 10:15

Defense Secretary Suggests Putin Might Nuke America, Says US Will "Defend International Order"

Of course to be fair to Carter, Washington hasn't exactly put him in a good position. After all, what the US is doing in Syria is deplorable and with the passing of MANPADS and anti-tank missiles to Sunni extremists near Aleppo, the whole "strategy" now borders on the bizarre, especially in light of what happened over the Sinai Peninsula last weekend and also taking into account Washington's relationship with Siite militias battling ISIS in Iraq.

Meanwhile, the situation in the South China Sea is just downright silly, as Washington and Beijing risk starting World War III over 3,000 acres of sand that Beijing piled on top of reefs in the Spratlys.

Still, when you're the face of The Pentagon, you've got to champion the narrative and that narrative now revolves around two things, i) a resurgent Russia, and ii) the rise of China.

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Let's call it what it is; the decline of the US!

Nov 09 10:13

Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggression and protect U.S. allies.

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"We should just invade all those other countries, take them over, then they will be protected!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 09 10:05

Secret military operations to divert LAX planes for a week

Check the comments and the faves!
Old Hickory MaryEllen DIgregorio • 2 days ago

The constant military "exercises" in US cities are a real problem. The excuse that the military is preparing for urban combat overseas stinks to high heaven. US cities are set up completely different from those in Iraq and Afghanistan. So the only thing the military is practicing is how to occupy American cities.

Dingo Old Hickory • 2 days ago

The entire regime is arming up against The People. Agencies like the EPA and the IRS are buying MACHINE GUNS while "Homeland Security" buys billions of rounds of ammo. By definition that is only going to be used inside the US. Then there is the militarization of local police forces. Training the military to occupy American cities is just another step in the same direction.

Old Hickory Dingo • 2 days ago

Nov 09 09:41

Eisenhower's Rhine-Meadows Death Camps - Documentary

The untold story of Eisenhower's Rhine Meadows Death Camps - A Deliberate Policy of Extermination of the Surrendered German forces by the Allies in post war Germany (Rheinwiesenlager). Full documentary, plus additional background information, and a memorial for the victims. A German language film, translated to English, re-edited, narrated, and published by Justice for Germans:

Nov 09 09:24

Netanyahu comes for arms and alms

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington now, trying to paper over his disdain for US President Barack Obama long enough to secure a new deal with defence officials to restock his nation’s armoury. There’s little love lost at a personal level between the two men, but Netanyahu knows he can always count on his friends in Washington, in the Jewish lobby, and in the Republican Party.

He is still smarting from the fact that the US along with Russia, France, the UK, China and Germany brokered a deal with Tehran on the future of Iran’s nuclear programme — a deal that he views as being the ultimate threat to the very existence of his country, with Iran having the means and access to technologies that could potentially give it a nuclear weapon.

Nov 09 09:20

Why Did The U.S. Launch A Nuclear Missile That Would Be Visible From L.A. Without Any Warning?

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It was launched to be visible to send a message, but it was not announced ahead of time in case the test failed!

Nov 09 09:00

Rand Paul: Neocon Hillary Will Start More Wars than Any Other POTUS Candidate

Well obviously. The establishment is hell bent on disrupting and remapping the entire Middle East while continuing to encircle Russia. Same old, same old.

And you just can’t get more establishment than Hillary (except for maybe Jeb). Paul went on to say Rubio is right up there with her.

Have you seen Hillary laughing about starting a war with Iran a few years back?

She’s all about it. All those warm and fuzzy political ads with her and Bill snuggling Chelsea’s baby while they talk about what a wonderful grandma she is and try to make her relatable to other, normal women are laughable.

This is a beast who cackles with glee when people are lynched and murdered in the street.

Something is just wrong with her. She’s the kind of person who conceivably tortured and killed small animals and secretly hid their dead bodies under the porch as a kid.

Nov 09 08:51

Obama and Netanyahu's "Make Nice" Meeting: Bad for Peace, Bad for Israel

When Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama meet in the White House today, their goal will be to make amends in light of Netanyahu's unprecedented attempts to manipulate the U.S. Congress and the American public into opposition to the Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by six countries including the U.S.

But instead of Netanyahu repenting for what he has done and now agreeing to support the deal, the chutzpah-filled leader of Israel will seek new military weaponry from the U.S. and Obama has already made clear that he will be agreeing to new advanced military weapons. The Israelis seek U.S. weapons that will allow them to blast through the mountains under which some of Iran's peaceful-use nuclear energy has been developed. Their stated reason: to provide them with a way to strike at Iran should they determine that the terms of the nuclear deal be violated by Iran.

Nov 09 08:47

Russia to top UK govt’s new security threat list – media

Russia will be named as a top-tier potential threat when Prime Minister David Cameron announces the UK’s new National Security Strategy later in November, according to British media.

Nov 09 08:41

Are we in for another nuclear standoff with the Kremlin?

Given the resumption of the cold war with Russia, some variation on the scenario described above is not only entirely possible, it is nearly inevitable. The INF treaty signed by Ronald Reagan is in danger of falling apart at the seams as NATO moves its forces ever closer to the Russian border and the Russians respond in kind. The US-EU coup d’etat in Ukraine, Georgia’s imminent entry into NATO, the “upgrading” of US nuclear weapons in Germany, and the radical uptick in anti-Russian rhetoric by US military and political figures has returned us to a danger we thought ended with the implosion of the Soviet empire: the threat of nuclear war.

Nov 09 08:36

Mystery light over ocean was missile test

A mysterious light that streaked across San Diego’s night sky Saturday, visible as far away as Nevada and Arizona, was a Trident missile test-fired by the Navy.

Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted the scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flight at sea from the Kentucky, an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California, a Navy spokesman said. ?

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Needless to say the time of the test was deliberately chosen to make sure people saw the test, to generate headlines around the world, to send a message to Russia and China that the US is ready to go nuclear on anyone who defies the empire!

Nov 09 08:33

Heartbreaking: Here's what a U.S. soldier said when asked to justify the war on terror

'You kill. Watch friends die. It's usually quick, almost never quiet, but for the rest of your life, when you remember sitting at the bar with them, they're blown open. You picture the nights you spent downtown at Scruffy Murphy's, but instead of the stupid hookah shell necklace, your boy's jaw is blown off, and his left eye is ruined, and he's screaming. You fight, you kill, you watch friends die, and you notice a distinct lack of change. You kick in doors and tell terrified women to sit on the floor while you and your friends ransack their home, tearing the place apart, because they might be hiding weapons. There is no reason to believe this house in particular is enemy, same for the next one, and the one after that, or the seven before; they just happened to be there, and maybe they had weapons. Probably not, they almost never did.'

Nov 09 05:36


Vermont's Burlington Police department announced they will be withdrawing from the Pentagon's questionable 1033 military surplus program. This will mark the first time a police department has ever willfully withdrawn from the Department of Defense's (DOD) federal program, according to the New York Daily News. The controversial program is responsible for the militarization of local police departments across the United States, often arming them with left over equipment including advanced surveillance technology, MRAP’s, grenade launchers, tanks and numerous other left over war accessories. The Burlington Police Department’s official statement over their separation with the DOD’s 1033 program voices their concerns over the warlike training and gear:

Nov 08 20:07

The Saker: Week Five of the Russian Intervention in Syria: The Russians Are Digging in

There are also reports indicating that the Russians have deployed very sophisticated electronic warfare units including top-of-the line Krasukhka-4 EW systems which are amongst the most sophisticated mobile EW systems ever built and they are reportedly capable of jamming AWACS and satellites in space. Add to this the presense of SU-30SMs in the skies, and you have a force capable of controlling the Syrian skies.

When asked about this Russian officials gave a cute reply: they said that these air-defense systems were deployed in case of a hijacked being used to attack the Russian airbase in Latakia. Right.

The real purpose of these efforts is becoming obvious: Russia is trying to deny the US the control of the skies over Syria and, so far, there is very little the USA can do about it (short of starting WWIII). Furthermore, the Russians are also sending a message to Turkey, France and Israel – all countries which have, at different times and in different ways, indicated that they wanted to use the Syrian airspace for their own purposes.

Nov 08 18:37

Blair and the other sucker

Undeniably, Saddam was a brutal dictator. But the war, the preceding economic blockade and Netanyahu’s promised “enormous? reverberation on the region” are causing more human deaths than Saddam ever did, with a cost of between two to six trillion dollars to U.S. taxpayers.

Nov 08 12:37

Turkey Goes to War

Erdogan is out of his mind!

Clearly, Erdogan wants to use the referendum to consolidate his power, establish one-man rule and terminate representative government in Turkey. He is a committed Islamist who wants to repeal democracy and create a Islamic regime that extends beyond Turkey’s present borders into Iraq and Syria. This is why he has been such an enthusiastic supporter of the jihadi groups fighting in Syria.

More important, Erdogan intends to use his landslide victory to persuade the Military High Command that he has a popular mandate for his foreign policy, a policy that has amassed thousands of Turkish troops, armored vehicles and tanks on the Syrian border for a possible invasion.

Nov 08 11:42

Craig Murray's letter to CMI, an independent Finnish peace broker, warns of hiring a neo-con snake in the grass

Open Letter to President Ahtisaari Re Jim Murphy

Like a great many people in Scotland I was shocked that CMI is employing Jim Murphy. Of course, in a democracy there are always losers as well as winners in elections, and both are genuine and valid participants in public life. It is not the fact that CMI employs a politician who has been so recently, comprehensively and humiliatingly rejected by his national electorate that will do any damage to CMI. In a sense I think it does you credit.

What shocks many people here is that Mr Murphy is by any standards a dedicated warmonger. He was a major and important proponent of the invasion of Iraq, and is the strongest of supporters of the massive increase of Britain’s nuclear arsenal, in breach of the Non Proliferation Treaty.

Mr Murphy is a member of the Henry Jackson Society, which as you know is a body which exists to promote United States neo-conservative foreign policy in its most aggressive sense, and openly and actively supports and condones extraordinary rendition and the use of torture by the CIA. It has supported every single military action by the USA since its formation, and defends United States exceptionalism in international law, including US non-membership of the International Criminal Court.

Nov 08 11:14

The Ghosts of War: Understanding the Shocking Suicide Rate of US Vets

Incredible as it may seem, official reports brush aside the idea that war itself has anything to do with the problem, American activist and author David Swanson notes.

"Remarkably, the subject of war, their role in war, their thoughts about the supposed justifications (or lack thereof) of a war, never come up," Swanson wrote in his article for Information Clearing House.

The psychiatric studies and mass media reports are being focused on various "factors to blame" from "prior suicidality" to "poverty." However, they tell us virtually nothing, according to Swanson.

Nov 08 10:45

Legendary US Army Commander Says Russia Would "Annihilate" US In Head-To-Head Battle

To be sure, the fact that this is even under consideration is somewhat surreal. Sure, no one took Hillary Clinton serioulsy when she presented Sergei Lavrov with the now infamous "reset" button (which actually didn't say "reset" because thanks to a "typo" the prop said “peregruzka” which means “overcharged"), but with a Nobel Peace Price-winning President in The White House, no one expected things to deterirotate to the point that NATO was seriously contemplating a war with the Russians.

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Here's your rifle...

Nov 08 10:33

Pentagon: US Doesn't Seek War With Russia, Ready to Defend Self-Interest

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the United States does not want Russia to be its enemy.

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Nov 08 10:09

Chilcot inquiry delay an 'insult' to families

Falklands veteran Simon Weston has described the much-delayed Iraq war inquiry as "an insult to the memories of every single person that died".

Sir John Chilcot is due to publish his report in June or July 2016 after beginning it in 2009.

Mr Weston, from Nelson, Caerphilly county, was badly injured during the Falklands campaign.

He said: "The Chilcot inquiry has been one of the worst episodes of political interference for any inquiry."

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What are they going to say? "Yes, we lied to you to trick you into a war of conquest!" We all know they did, but once they admit it, the British people will be wondering if that huge block of wood in the Tower is still usable!

Nov 08 09:06

Iran to US defense chief: Mind your words

“US Secretary of Defense [Ashton Carter] had better go over his past record in this position of authority and reconsider his bully-like and aggressive stances and talk more sensibly and circumspectly henceforth,” Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan said on Sunday.

Carter had better “save the US more troubles like the ones it is already bedeviled by in Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen and [also] refrain from provoking the sentiments of the countries of the [Middle East] region by humiliating [them],” the Iranian minister added.

Nov 08 09:05

Victoria Nuland's Capitol Hill Comedy of Errors

Wednesday's hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee was a comedy of errors, starting with the loaded title: "US Policy After Russia’s Escalation in Syria." The hearing featured two Assistant Secretaries of State as witnesses, Victoria "cookies" Nuland, in charge of European and Eurasian Affairs, and Anne Patterson with Near Eastern Affairs duty at State.

Nov 07 22:05

ISIS Forces Routed Near the Christian City of Sadad in East Homs

Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) captured the imperative town of Maheen inside the Palmyra Triangle; however, as they prepared for a large-scale assault on the predominately Syriac Christian town of Sadad, the terrorist group did not take in account the level of resistance they would face from the Syrian Armed Forces stationed along the Maheen-Sadad Road.
The National Defense Forces and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party quickly struck back against the terrorist group after they forestalled their advance; this led to the pro-government forces recapturing the Maheen-Sadad Checkpoint and several small hilltops that overlook the town of Sadad from the its eastern flank.

Nov 07 16:23

Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order

It's not nice to threaten the NWO!

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggressive and protect U.S. allies.

Nov 07 16:05

Flight Recorders Useless in Establishing Causes of Airbus A321 Crash in Sinai

The instantaneous shutdown of the flight recorder can be connected to the explosive depressurization of the cabin that resulted in the separation of the tail part of the aircraft.

Nov 07 11:11

Trump, World War 3, and Desperate Attempt to Save the Dollar - Michael Rivero FULL Interview

Nov 07 10:22

Blood Media: Many of CNN, FOX News ‘Experts’ Cashing In On Wars They’re Hyping

Back in late 2013, an independent investigation revealed that at least 22 defense industry stakeholders were used by the likes of CNN, FOX News and others – as ‘experts’ and ‘correspondents’ in order to help sell another war in Syria (or anywhere else for that matter).

Nov 07 10:11


A bipartisan group of thirty-five Democrats and Republicans sent a letter to Ryan calling for the vote.

“We do not share the same policy prescriptions for U.S. military engagement in the region, but we do share the belief that it is past time for the Congress to fulfill its obligations under the Constitution and vote on an AUMF that clearly delineates the authority and limits, if any, on U.S. military engagement in Iraq, Syria and the surrounding region,” the group wrote in a letter sent to the Speaker on Friday.

A call for a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) arose on November 4 when House members, primarily Democrats, argued the president lacks the constitutional authority to send special operations forces to Syria.

The Obama administration argues it has the authority to send troops under the 2001 AUMF designed to respond to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Republicans, led by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, believe a new AUMF is not required.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Senator Lindsay Graham: you demonstrate, through your indefatigable fear-mongering and war-mongering, that you are completely out of touch with both the people you allegedly represent, and the tone of the American public in general.

After the serial debacles which have been Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Afghanistan, the American people are both war-weary, and war-skeptical.

I would like to suggest that unfortunately, you didn't get the memo: the government of Bashar Al Assad invited Russia to help get rid of the terrorists; we have not been invited to that particular dance, nor have we been asked to intervene (again) in Iraq.

I politely would like to suggest, regarding Iraq and Syria, that those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it.

As it appears that you are dealing, not only with a nasty case of warlust, but also SMD (selective memory disorder), let me remind you of one guy who was an absolute game changer toward the end of the US occupation of Iraq.

Do you remember Moqtada Al Sadr, the Shiite cleric who founded the Mahdi Army in Iraq?!? Do you remember that he announced to the US government that if the US military was not out of Iraq at precisely the stated time agreed up in the SOFA agreement with Iraq, his militias would consider all US military personnel fair game for attacks?!?

Sir, just how completely happy is this guy going to be to understand that we are re-invading Iraq, and just how long do you think it would take him to communicate with his militia captains, and get that particular gang back together?!? Were I a betting person, Senator Graham, I would suggest: not long at all.

I'm just saying, sir.

And as to Syria: the overt invasion, by ordering "boots on the ground" here (no matter HOW President Obama describes them) has been an overt act of war against the Syrian government, and has laid bare, for all the world to see, the brutal, mercenary mind set of American foreign policy makers.

The objective here, is to oust Syria's President Assad at all costs; however, I would most soberly caution you, that this regime change like others the US government has "arranged for" in the last couple of decades, will probably result in unmitigated disaster for the Syrian people.

And at the end of the day, should the Syrian people not be allowed to decide their own destiny, at a polling place, with international observers, assuring that the vote was free and fair?!?

How the hell, Senator Graham, does this government believe it has some kind of "divine right" to interfere with internal Syria politics?!? Remember that concept of "divine right"?!? That was something which literally sickened our Founding Fathers (and the women who loved them.)

Oh, and there is the minor issue of the 5,000 lb gorilla, snoozing on the Bechstein piano; that is Russia. In over a month, Russia has been able to drive out more terrorists in Syria (including those sponsored by the US) than the US government has done in a year.

Going head to head with Russia in military combat in Syria is probably one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly idiotic thing the US government could do right now; but unfortunately, just because an action on the part of the US government could be honestly characterized as such, is absolutely no guarantee the US government will not do it.

As you well, or should, know, the US military doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia; that's the brutal, God's truth, and you know it.

But your shilling for more war in Syria, and against Russia, has a very logical grounding in the fact that the US economy is due for one, industrial strength implosion, and soon; a war might distract Americans from the fact that Congress and the Federal Reserve have been running a ponzi scheme for decades.

Or, it might not.

Nov 07 10:05

CIA arms Syrian militants with antiaircraft weaponry

This is why these wars are endless people. We just keep selling and giving away more equipment which often falls into the wrong hands. Now we have antiaircraft missiles floating around out there. ?#?BrokenArrow?

Nov 07 09:56

Dogfights Next? US Sends F-15 Jets To "Counter" Russian Air Force Over Syria

There have been boots on the ground in Syria and Iraq for years and indeed, the public seems to have forgotten that just five months ago, US commandos executed a raid in Syria that purportedly killed Islamic State’s “gas minister” (and yes, that’s just as absurd as it sounds).

Additionally, Washington has made no secret of the now defunct “train and equip” program for Syrian rebels - clearly, the American public hadn’t thought very hard about who was doing the on-the-ground “training.”

Finally, there’s no telling how many CIA operatives and black ops have been running around in Syria assisisting Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s proxy armies from the very beginning.

Nov 07 09:20

‘Underwater drone with explosives’ spotted near Baltic Nord Stream pipeline

An abandoned expendable remotely-operated mine clearance underwater vehicle allegedly with explosives onboard has been detected in multinational waters of the Baltic Sea by the Swedish Navy, Svenska Daglabet reports.

The discovery was made during a routine check of the Nord Stream pipeline. Since it was discovered in the Swedish economic zone, north of the island of Gotland, the Nord Stream pipeline operator immediately notified the Swedish military.

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The Nord Stream Pipeline supplies natural gas from Russia to Europe. Its destruction would seriously impact Russia's economy, especially if warships were on station to prevent its repair. Given that the US is developing and using underwater drones, I suspect we will hear no more about this in the corporate media!

Nov 07 08:18

US Foreign Policy At Work: Making The World A More Dangerous Place

Without any doubt, the Middle East has been a very long-simmering region of violent religious and tribal enmity.

In that regard, perhaps today is no different than 1,000 years ago. But given the importance of the remaining oil in the Middle East to the next 20 years of global economic health, the violence and chaos seen there recently is hugely important to the entire world.

Nov 06 23:25

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

American people rarely listen to Putin’s speeches. Few opportunities to do so unless they go looking for it; They just assume their media is right and Putin‘s a “brutal dictator” who’s “trying to re-establish the Soviet empire”, end of story.

In western media Putin could soon find himself painted as the new combination Hitler/Stalin in a looming WWIII—another so-called “just war” which US will be “morally compelled to fight”, to “save the world from tyranny”. Christian dominionists will be calling it Armageddon—the final battle between Good and Evil before the return of the King!

Nov 06 23:21

Syria – Vienna-Geneva Peace Talks, an exploded Russian Airliner – and NATO-Trident Juncture

Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Washington has been quite successful in its wicked embrace of Syria over the last few weeks. Just imagine, Kerry, in a propaganda-painted gesture of goodwill, forges the Vienna Peace Conference, this past Friday, 30 October. The results are inconclusive, but on to more talks in Geneva; no longer ‘Assad must go’, but rather the concession that “Assad is going to be part of any transitional governing body.” – Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Nov 06 23:18

Why British Haste on Plane Bomb Theory?

Cameron and Obama are evidently being fed intelligence assessments of a bomb being stowed in the airplane's hold by terrorists.

British officials have made an unseemly leap to speculate on a terrorist plot in the Russian airliner crash over Sinai last weekend.

And Russia has understandably reacted furiously to the speculation, saying that it is too early to make such an assessment when crash investigators have not even compiled, let alone evaluated, evidence.

American officials, including President Barack Obama, are also now echoing the British claims of a bomb on the plane. The question is: why the haste?

Nov 06 20:58

What’s the Big Deal Between Russia and the Saudis?

treachery, double-dealing, politics, petroleum, death and money

there were no clean hands in WWII and there will be none in WWIII

Nov 06 20:56

NATO Invades Spain

The notion that the Pentagon would dare declare its own no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect a gaggle of “moderate rebels” from Russian and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) bombing is preposterous.

Fresh from its thunderous humiliation by the Taliban; its “liberation” of Libya for the benefit of militia hell; and while Russia was bombing the hell out of a Salafi-jihadi/”moderate rebel” constellation in Syria, NATO – in search for a “360-degree” response to Russia – resorted to invading… Spain.

Nov 06 18:23

Obama’s Criminal Drone War

A new whistleblower has joined the ranks of Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou and other courageous individuals. The unnamed person, who chose to remain anonymous because of the Obama administration’s vigorous prosecution of whistleblowers, is a member of the intelligence community.

Nov 06 13:26

US/Russia Military Movements Signal War In Syria Soon?

By Brandon Turbeville

Over the last few years, the world has witnessed the gradual positioning on the Grand Chessboard by the United States, NATO, and Russian forces in the Middle East, most notably in Syria. The aggressive push by the U.S. to overthrow Assad and destroy a Syrian government capable of resisting the will of the Anglo-American powers resulted in a defensive Russian response that soon morphed into an out-maneuvering of Washington on the Syrian front. However, the West is not ready to take its ball and go home just yet and it has now mounted yet another escalation in Syria...

Nov 06 12:41

‘Drone Papers’ Revelations Are a Cry for Ending the Slaughter

A new whistleblower has joined the ranks of Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou and other courageous individuals. The unnamed person, who chose to remain anonymous because of the Obama administration’s vigorous prosecution of whistleblowers, is a member of the intelligence community.

In the belief that the American public has the right to know about the “fundamentally” and “morally” flawed U.S. drone program, this source provided The Intercept with a treasure trove of secret military documents and slides that shine a critical light on the country’s killer drone program. These files confirm that the Obama administration’s policy and practice of assassination using armed drones and other methods violate the law.

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Extrajudicial assassination has no place in American jurisprudence, either inside, or outside, this country.

The degree to which President Obama "listens to the voices inside his own head", plus the voices of legal pontificators which tell him what he wants to hear, is deeply troubling to me.

The US government should suspend this practice immediately; it is both morally and practically repugnant to American jurisprudence, period, end of discussion.

Nov 06 12:36

You're Selling Us War (But We're Not Buying) - Claire K. Rivero

Nov 06 11:03

Obama: Our “measure of strength internationally is not simply how many countries we’re occupying, or how many missiles we’re firing”

Didn’t George Orwell write a book about this?

Here’s a pretty revealing statement from our Nobel Peace Prize winning Commander-in-Chief earlier this week:

“The measure of strength internationally is not simply by how many countries we’re occupying, or how many missiles we’re firing, but the strength of our diplomacy and the strength of our commitment to human rights and our belief that we’ve got to cooperate with other countries together to solve massive problems like terrorism but also like climate change,” Obama said as he headlined a 350-person fundraiser in Potomac, Md. (source)

(Still doing fundraisers, eh?)

So the measure of US strength isn’t the number of countries the US is occupying and bombing (oh, and blah blah blah human rights and terrorism and climate change, oh my).

Do most Americans even know how many countries America is currently occupying?

Nov 06 10:23

Top General Admitting That Obama Knowingly Armed ISIS! How Is This Not Blatant Treason?

A U.S. General has made a shocking revelation saying that early on President Obama knew that ISIS was growing but made a “willful decision” to let the radical terror group grow unmolested and even supplied arms that he knew would go to ISIS.

Former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn told al Jazeera that Obama knew he was helping ISIS to grow but decided to do it anyway. Flynn spoke of the decision to arm opposition to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad that the administration decided to continue despite warnings that those weapons would fall into the hands of radicals.

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How is this not treason?

At the very least giving weapons to moderates knowing they will be transferred to ISIS is a violation of the Luga-Obama Act of 2007, which imposes strict legal controls on where and to whom the US sends weapons!

Nov 06 10:09

‘No buyers, no looters’: ISIS making money on stolen antiquities

Islamic State militants are not only exacting a human toll in the Middle East but also destroying many cultural heritage sites and priceless artifacts.

Nov 06 09:48

Mainstream media now openly admitting that gun control advocates want mass gun confiscation by force

y Alex Thomas

(INTELLIHUB) — In the last month numerous liberal news outlets and mainstream media commentators have either directly admitted that they want mass gun confiscation in America or implied it by promoting Australia’s response to a mass shooting in the 1990’s.

In true Orwellian doublespeak, these same news outlets also routinely ridicule the pro gun side for even insinuating that liberals consider confiscation a legitimate option.

Related: CNN and liberal professor push for outright gun ban and mass confiscation “once and for all”

Now, in what appears to be out of simple frustration, a mainstream media reporter has penned an op-ed in which he openly admits that liberal gun control advocates absolutely do favor mass confiscation by government force but are simply too afraid to totally admit this fact. (Although as I have shown, numerous gun grabbers have selectively let the cat out of the bag)

Nov 06 09:23

US Military Revolt Against Obama’s Decision To “Support Al Qaeda In Syria!!!

Good for them!

A military revolt against the plan of the Obama administration to launch a potentially disastrous attack against Syria is gathering pace, with two senior officers and members of scheduled services who express their vehement opposition to what the United States s ‘entangled in the conflict. The reaction began to spread on social media yesterday with many military posting pictures of themselves holding up signs saying they would refuse to fight on the same side as Al Qaeda in Syria. Others have posted their photos on Twitter with the hashtag #IdidntJoin.

Nov 06 09:17

Deployment of US Troops in Syria is a de Facto Act of War – Pat Buchanan

The deployment of US military forces in Syria, carried out against Damascus' will, could be qualified as "an act of war" against the Syrian sovereign state, Patrick J. Buchanan warned.

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"Yeah? So?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 06 09:16

US Ships to Stay Permanently in Eastern Mediterranean Sea - Ankara

Turkey’s foreign ministry announced on Thursday that US warships will permanently remain in the eastern Mediterranean in order to support Turkey’s defense needs.

Nov 06 09:15

Russian Space System Launch Delayed Due to U.S. Sanctions

Most of us have realized there is a proxy war going on against Russia right now that’s being fought in Syria.

The media is awash with propaganda so thick, it’s hard to tell if anything we’re being told in America about the situation is true. Not only that, there’s a whole lot of stuff that we’re simply not being told at all.

For example, did you see it reported anywhere stateside that a Russian space weather system launch has had to be postponed due to U.S. sanctions on some of the system’s components?

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Nov 06 09:02

FLASHBACK - US Bombing Plants In Aleppo

The power plant was destroyed to cut water even more to Aleppo - the lift stations bringing water from the Euphrates are affected. The U.S. borrowed this very Israeli (and ISIS) tactic to create more chaos in the city. That and the limited supply of chlorine mean water-borne illnesses are almost guaranteed to explode in Aleppo. The purpose of this undisputable war crime is to create a flood of refugees from all areas of Aleppo. A secondary purpose might be to affect the Syrian Army and allies fighting in the area - they are also dependent on city water.

The flood of refugees leaving (which has so far failed to transpire) are suppose to curtail Russian efforts to attack supply lines or mask the movement of rebels. The refugees fleeing to camps on the Turkish border would be flooding the very roads and towns along the supply routes with a 'moderate rebel' presence.

Nov 06 08:51

Sports Military Worship Propaganda Exposed – Senate Report Admits Millions Spent On Psyop

By Bernie Suarez

A Senate oversight report just blew the lid on the U.S. military worship ceremonies we all see at sporting events all over the United States. We see this military worship all the time at college and professional sports events. These staged ceremonies are designed to psyop young men and women into joining the military. They are also designed to sell war and make young adults think that the road to honor goes through a military lifestyle...

Nov 06 08:11

Israel wants $5 billion a year in military aid from the US

US officials: Israel wants up to $5 billion in annual military aid
Reuters 4 Nov — Israel has made an initial request for its annual U.S. defense aid to increase to as much as $5 billion when its current aid package, worth an average $3 billion a year, expires in 2017, US congressional sources said on Wednesday. Israel wants $5 billion per year in military aid for 10 years, for a total of $50 billion, the congressional aides said. It has been signaling that it wants more money to counter threats it says will arise as a result of the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which Israel’s government has staunchly opposed.

Nov 06 07:48

The Rape of Europe Prevented: Rise of the Freelance Brigades

Among the countless day-by-day confrontations between Europeans and the invading hordes, one type of incident stands out in flagrant emphasis: rape. The incoming “refugees” are weaponized animals deployed for a war plan they cannot comprehend, but they are sure to execute that plan by the exploitation of their sexual drives. By some reports, as many as seventy to eighty percent of the incoming hordes are young men of fighting age, therefore prime raping age.

Nov 06 05:48


The US military doled out over $2.75 billion to US law enforcement through its National Guard counter drug programs between the years 2004 and 2015, but didn’t keep sufficient track of how that money was spent or what good it achieved, according to an October 2015 Government Accountability Office report. The Guard’s assistance to domestic law enforcement includes surveillance, intelligence and analysis, marijuana crop eradication, and school-based anti-drug education, among other efforts. The GAO found that while DoD has performance measures, it does not apply them to information collected from National Guard funded programs. Therefore it seems as if DoD does not measure whether the money they are spending does any good. Body counts in the northeast United States from the explosion in heroin addiction rates suggest that, like other drug war efforts, it has not.

Nov 05 19:29

Actor Viggo Mortensen: On Foreign Policy, Democratic Candidates Aren’t Too Far from the Hawks

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have voiced support for President Obama’s plan to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Nov 05 19:19

World War approaching? US Syria policy ‘absurd, ridiculous’ State Department ‘running out of ideas’

Remembrance Day services and the annual ‘poppy appeal’ have been hijacked by the arms industry sponsors and the ‘never again’ motto has been dropped!

Nov 05 18:43

'No moderate rebels in Syria, US just trying to save face'

Nov 05 18:42

Bavaria rail disaster: Several dead as train collides with tractor towing US Army vehicle in Germany

A passenger train has collided with a tractor trailer towing a US Army truck at a railway crossing in southern Germany, local media reports. According to preliminary information from the scene, there were several explosions, and several people have been killed.

The crash happened in Freihung, in eastern Bavaria, late Thursday. According to DPA news agency, it is now being assumed that the truck got stuck on the tracks and was hit by the train. The collision was followed by an explosion.

The train, which was heading from Nuremberg to the city of Weiden, collided with a "Romanian tractor trailer" towing a US Army truck, FOCUS Online reports, citing local police. The truck was being transported from the US military’s Grafenwöhr Training Area in Bavaria, local Mittelbayerische.de reports.

Nov 05 18:37

U.S. Plane Shot Victims Fleeing Bombed Hospital: Charity

The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that U.S. warplanes shot people trying to flee its hospital destroyed in airstrikes last month, NBC News reported.

"Thirty of our patients and medical staff died [in the bombing]," the organization's General Director Christopher Stokes said during a speech in Kabul. "Some of them lost their limbs and were decapitated in the explosions. Others were shot by the circling gunship while fleeing the burning building."

Nov 05 17:58

A Flashbang Video Production

I started to document protests in Seattle years ago. I've since moved outside the city, so I mostly see them on television and on the internet. It's been too depressing to watch everything disintegrate -- to see the same agitators at every protest -- recognizing every cop's face that I see -- watching everyone do the same failed techniques every time. It is my personal belief that nothing will begin to change until there is a military draft and mass financial ruin -- that is if we don't nuke ourselves.

- CD

Nov 05 15:31

Prepping for "Hybrid War" with Russia: NATO Holds Biggest Military Exercise in 13 Years

Ya know, due to all the supposed "Russian aggression" and what not...

Interestingly, they focused in part on cyber warfare, such as propaganda, and the use of online trolls to spread disinfo.

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Nov 05 15:18

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 05 14:10

Americans oppose Obama’s plans for figting ISIL: Poll

Most Americans disapprove of US President Barack Obama’s approach in fighting the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, a new poll has found.

More than 6 in 10 people in the US reject Obama's handling of the threat posed by the ISIL in Syria and Iraq, an Associated Press-GfK poll released on Thursday finds.

Nov 05 13:41

To Help Syrians, Back Real Diplomacy to End the War

Rough seas and failing temperatures have failed to stop the flow of Syrian refugees to Europe, the New York Times reports.

The ultimate answer to the Syrian refugee crisis is to end the war through diplomacy among the powers backing various sides in the war to reach a political agreement that ends the fighting by ending foreign backing for the fighting, so more people won't be driven from their homes and so that those already displaced can go home.