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Apr 29 17:56

This is a REAL commercial from AARP: “Riots nationwide have prompted the government to declare martial law”

A new AARP commercial seems to offer a public service announcement, but if you play close attention to the commercial you’ll hear something very odd playing in the background

Apr 29 15:15

Russian defense minister orders to consider restarting Tu-160 missile carrier production

Russia’s Air Force will get two strategic bombers Tupolev Tu-160 and twelve long-range Tu-22M3 bombers this year

Apr 29 12:40

Will The Real WWII Hero Please Stand Up?

Only 13 percent of Europeans believe that the Soviet Red Army played a key role in liberating Europe from Nazism during the Second World War, an ICM Research poll for Sputnik news agency has found.

Apr 29 11:53

“Abusive” CIA Manager Removed for Creating “Hostile Work Environment” Now Promoted to Lead Role in Drone Program

When I came across this story I’ll admit my first thought was, just how “abusive” does a person have to be and what exactly does it take to create a “hostile work environment” at the CIA of all places?

Jonathan Bank, a man who was reportedly removed from his position as head of the Iran operations division at CIA headquarters due to abusive leadership practices which led to a hostile working environment for his underlings has now not only been reinstated at the agency, but given a position as deputy chief for counterintelligence at the Counter Terrorism Center (CTC).

Apr 29 11:41

House Republicans Want To Block Predatory Lending Protections For American Troops

House Republicans are pushing legislation to block predatory lending protections for American soldiers, under pressure from the banking lobby.

GOP lawmakers tucked the deregulation item into the National Defense Authorization Act -- a major bill setting the military's funding, along with a number of other controversial terms on Guantanamo Bay and other issues. If the banking item is enacted, it would impose a one-year delay on new Department of Defense rules meant to shield military families from abusive terms on payday loans and other forms of high-interest credit. The bill is being considered Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committee.

Apr 29 11:17

Flight QID72 missing: US military refuelling jet lands safely after midair emergency over English Channel

A spokesman added: "Safety is paramount to the success of our mission.

"The air force's stringent safety standards help ensure the well-being of our people and the communities we interact with."

The statement gave no further details about the incident.

Apr 29 10:45

Missile Defense Agency Spent $10 Billion on 4 Projects that were Cancelled

The Department of Defense started, then discarded, four massive missile defense projects, wasting $10 billion on technology that wasn’t capable of protecting the United States from foreign attack.

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times identified four programs developed by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) that did not work as advertised:

The Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX), an enormous floating radar ship, was supposed to be able to detect even tiny incoming objects into U.S. airspace from thousands of miles away. SBX, built by Boeing and Raytheon, was going to guide rocket interceptors to enemy ballistic missiles before they could reach U.S. soil. But after a $2.2 billion investment, MDA realized SBX couldn’t distinguish between missiles and decoys. The technology has been mothballed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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Apr 29 10:18

Saudis Terror-Bomb Sanaa Runway to Block Humanitarian Aid for Yemen

On Wednesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry blasted Riyadh's "vindictive and inhumane" terror-bombing of Sanaa International Airport's runway - to block Iranian humanitarian aid from arriving.

Apr 29 10:14

Air Force: If A-10s stay, F-16s headed to the boneyard

The Air Force will send some perfectly fine fighter jets to the boneyard or delay its F-35 Lightning II rollout for a year if Congress blocks retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt, according to a document recently provided to military oversight committees.

The tradeoffs would occur at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, due to limited number of personnel to maintain the A-10s, F-16 Fighting Falcons and the first advanced F-35 joint strike fighters slated to arrive later this year, the service told lawmakers.

Apr 29 10:09

Washington started all modern military conflicts - Russia’s General Staff

The US is the sole initiator of all modern military conflicts, maintains Russia’s top brass, adding that Washington and its allies have used military force against third parties over 50 times in a matter of just one decade.

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Apr 29 09:58

UN AID WORKER SUSPENDED FOR LEAKING REPORT ON CHILD ABUSE BY FRENCH TROOPS

A senior United Nations aid worker has been suspended for disclosing to prosecutors an internal report on the sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic. Sources close to the case said Anders Kompass passed the document to the French authorities because of the UN’s failure to take action to stop the abuse. The report documented the sexual exploitation of children as young as nine by French troops stationed in the country as part of international peacekeeping efforts.

Apr 29 09:36

I’m Sick of It

Here are 99 things I am sick of that relate to the military.

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And # 100: I'm sick of people praising American invaders & occupiers of other countries as "heroes fighting for our freedom".

Apr 29 09:30

SEALs die while training in swimming pool

A Navy SEAL from Queens and another from Michigan died after a training accident in a swimming pool at a base in Virginia.

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Seth Cody Lewis of Queens and Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh of Livonia were found unresponsive Friday at the bottom of the Combat Swimming Training Facility at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

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The SEALS aren't what they used to be! Or these two knew something they weren't supposed to!

Apr 29 08:53

How Long Would the US Navy Survive in a Shooting War?

Back in the 70s, Admiral Rickover, the “father of nuclear navy,” had to answer the question before the U.S. Senate: “How long would our aircraft carriers survive in a battle against the Russian Navy?” His response caused disillusionment: “Two or three days before they sink, maybe a week if they stay in the harbor.”

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The actual weakness of our naval forces was hammered home by two recent incidents. The first involved the USS Donald Cook, an Aegis ship, which in theory can detect, track, and engage 90 aerial targets simultaneously, which was totally paralyzed by the electronic warfare systems of a single Russian aircraft. The Aegis system is the main air-defense system for a carrier battle group. If it is not working, missiles will find their main target; the carrier itself. As a side note, another Aegis ship, the USS Chancellorsville, was put out of commission for six months and suffered $30 million in damage when struck by one of its own drones!

The second incident happened during war games in the Atlantic in which the French submarine Saphir successfully penetrated a carrier battle group centered on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and succeeded in "sinking" not only the carrier but several of the screening ships without being detected, not even by the Los Angeles class attack sub that was part of the defensive screen. Coupled with the known problems with the Independence class Littoral combat ships, the F-22, the F-35, etc. it is clear that US weapons are visually impressive, very expensive, and as hopelessly out of touch with the reality of war in the 21st century as traditional battleships were in WW2.

Apr 29 07:02

Russia’s Defense Ministry has found in the statements of the US State Department “virus of stupidity”

Russian Ministry of Defense saw the “virus of stupidity” in the repeated statements of the US State Department placed additional Russian air defense systems in the contact line of the Ukrainian army and militias of Donbass. His comment Defense Ministry posted on Tuesday, April 28 on his page in Facebook.

http://whatisusa.info/russias-defense-ministry-has-found-in-the-statem...

Apr 28 13:03

Finnish military fires depth charges at suspected submarine

The Finnish military fired on Tuesday handheld underwater depth charges as a warning against a suspected submarine in waters near Helsinki, an incident that comes amid growing military tensions with neighboring Russia.

The navy said it noticed an underwater target on Monday and again on Tuesday morning and fired some warning charges - the size of grenades.

Finland, which shares an 833 mile (1,340 km) border with Russia, has been increasingly worried about its powerful neighbor after a year of Russian air force sorties and military border exercises.

Apr 28 12:38

Embracing the Saudi War on Yemen

Saudis have been helped by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has relied on the powerful Israel Lobby and his own rhetoric to divert the U.S. Congress from a focus on Al-Qaeda and its hyper-brutal spinoff, the Islamic State, to Iran, which both Saudi Arabia and Israel have designated their primary regional enemy.

Fearful of further offending the powerful Saudi-Israeli alliance, President Obama is deploying the U.S. Navy to seal off poverty-stricken Yemen so the Saudi air force has free rein to pummel its regional rivals from the air while the population faces a humanitarian crisis on the ground, reports Robert Parry.

Apr 28 12:34

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

Israel’s widespread practice of recruiting Jewish citizens and officials of other countries to serve as vehicles of Israeli policies has the potential to foment a new and possibly violent backlash, once the greater population has been made aware of such treasonous activities.

Apr 28 12:23

The Message of Anzac: Put Out More Flags, or Shut Up

Ray loathed warmongering and would approve of my second hero. This is Scott McIntyre, a young SBS soccer journalist who, in four now famous Tweets, set out to counter the authoritarian sludge that demands that Australians celebrate the centenary of a criminal waste of life in the British imperial invasion of Turkey a century ago — in which Australians and New Zealanders, the “Anzacs”, took part — rather than recognise unpalatable truths about the past and present.

Opportunistic politicians and journalists have turned this melancholy event into a death cult that puzzles foreigners. Federal governments have spent almost $400 million promoting it as a fake patriotism – more than Britain, France, Germany and Canada combined: countries that lost many more men in the 1914-18 bloodfest. Today, the military and venal militarism are virtually off-limits for real public criticism.

Why? Australia, a nation without enemies, is now spending $28billion a year on the military and war and armaments in order to fulfil a tragic, entirely colonial and obsequious role, now as Washington’s “deputy sheriff” in the Asia-Pacific.

Apr 28 10:43

Iranian General Accuses US of Organizing 9/11 Terror Attacks to Justify Middle East Invasion

Nooooo. They wouldn't do that... would they? Kill 3,000 of our own citizens just to create a freedom-less police state and theater of seemingly never ending multiple wars (on terror) for profit and empire?

Apr 28 08:51

Benjamin Fulford – “Pentagon Plays Military Card Against China as Washington D.C. Struggles for Cash, Fudging Accounts to Keep from Bankruptcy”

The bankruptcy of the West was postponed again last week with fudged accounting keeping both Washington D.C. and Greece (therefore the EU) from defaulting as high stakes negotiations over a new financial system continue.
To bolster is bargaining position, the Pentagon is undertaking some large scale moves against China. Pentagon sources say last week’s earthquake in Nepal was generated using high energy electronic waves. The aim was to send a message to both China and India prior to US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s planned trip to India next month, the sources say. The basic message was “only the Pentagon can defend India against China.”

Apr 28 08:44

Defence contractor run by Colonel Tim Collins OBE under investigation for fraud in Afghanistan

A defence contractor run by one of Britain’s best-known military figures is under criminal investigation by the US government’s watchdog against fraud and waste in Afghanistan, The Independent can reveal.

It can also be revealed that the company founded by Colonel Tim Collins OBE – who is best known for delivering a powerful speech to his men on the eve of the Iraq war – is facing questions over a $176m (£116m) US contract to train Afghan security forces in counterinsurgency.

Apr 28 07:18

U.S. Defense Industry Outperforms S&P by 100 Percent

The article pointed out, as others have, that the primary beneficiaries of the increased demand for planes, missile, tanks, and other military hardware will be U.S. military contractors – the Lockheed-Martins, General Atomics, and Boeings of the world. But the expected increase in orders from Middle Eastern countries looking to control jihadist groups like ISIS, and rebel groups such as Yemen’s Houthi tribe, will be more of an extension of a gravy train that’s already rolling than some sort of new start.

Apr 28 07:16

Mother Earth is Weeping for her Children: The US Military Must Stop Environmental Ecocide

There are so many ways in which the military is destroying our planet through the use of fossil fuels, nuclear weapons, depleted uranium, spraying poisonous chemicals on fields in the “War on Drugs” in South America, and through the several hundred military bases around the world. Agent Orange, used during the Vietnam War is still affecting the environment. According to Joseph Nevins, in an article published by CommonDreams.org, Greenwashing the Pentagon, “The U.S. military is the world’s single biggest consumer of fossil fuels, and the single entity most responsible for destabilizing the Earth’s climate.”

Apr 28 05:50

National Guard on the streets as Baltimore riots: Bloods and Crips call truce amid chaos, stores looted, buildings burning, leftist media silent

Baltimore, Maryland (INTELLIHUB) — Sections of Baltimore plunged into full-scale chaos Monday with protesters setting stores and cars on fire as well as attacking police, random citizens, and members of the media.

Apr 27 21:40

Newsweek: Russian Superavianosets Challenge The United States As A Superpower

Given the implementation of new projects on military modernization should be no surprise that Russia wants to build its own superavianosets, writes American edition Newsweek.
Constructing superavianosets, Russia could call into question the world order, is headed by the United States, and says the American edition of Newsweek.

http://whatisusa.info/newsweek-russian-superavianosets-challenge-the-u...

Apr 27 13:45

Huge Number of Yemeni Protesters Condemn US-Saudi Aggression

Tens of thousands of the Yemenis took to the streets in the capital on Monday in a demonstration called "All Together against US-Saudi Aggression".

Apr 27 13:29

US Ready to Use Nuclear, Conventional Weapons to Defend Japan

The United States is ready to use all military options, including nuclear weapons, to defend its Japanese ally.

“Central to this is the ironclad US commitment to the defense of Japan, through the full range of US military capabilities, including nuclear and conventional.”

Apr 27 13:17

Prefab State Terror for Human Bondage

The shadow cabal that exerts raw power over the public controls and dictates the mindset that passes as the popular culture. Keeping people in fear, real or manufactured is essential to keep the police state omnipresent. Both foreign and domestic operations are conducted to divide and rule, not only other nations, but the indigenous populations that are targets of the next clandestine mission. Since the end of WWII, the intelligence community has lead the way to overturn our constitutional republic and put into place a controlled social environment that is docile and obedient to the masters of the Amerika Empire.

Apr 27 09:21

Yemen – The Mainstream Narrative is Grossly Misleading

A coalition led by Saudi-Arabia and supported by Western leaders has been bombing Yemen for about a month; it’s a clearcut international aggression and an extremely a-symmetric conflict.

But we’ve heard no calls for a ‘humanitarian intervention’ by NATO or a no-fly zone to prevent the now more than 1500 bombing raids from continuing and hitting also civilian targets.

It’s not that international law is blatantly violated; sadly that has been seen before. It is the roaring absence of a clear condemnation by the UN, EU/NATO countries – usually calling themselves ‘the international community’ – and by the Western mainstream media.

Substance plays a minor role. What is right or wrong depends on who is doing what. This war is OK because the Saudi dictatorship and its coalition members are Western allies and armed by NATO countries.

Apr 27 09:21

The Origins of ISIS. Created by “Direct” Action of the United States Government

In this episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that has already been long forgotten by American media.
Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by “inaction” by the United States government or by “direct” action.

Apr 27 07:53

Israel's north is heating up: Nasrallah will have the final word

Early Saturday morning, Syrian army weapons storehouses near the border with Lebanon were bombed from the air, in an attack which Arab media attributed to Israel. Sunday evening the Israel Air Force killed four terrorists who were trying to plant an explosive device inside Israeli territory, near the Syrian border on the Golan Heights. Then this morning there was another report – whose veracity looks, for now, to be questionable – of another aerial attack by Israel in the Qalamoun mountains, the same area attacked on Saturday.

The conventional wisdom in the Israeli defense establishment has been – for the past few years – that three or four mutual attacks are too many. According to this approach, a prolonged round of offensive incidents (for which Israel never admits direct responsibility) and counter-attacks could very well lead the various sides into an overall conflict.

Apr 27 07:42

Operation Opera II - Israeli Attack on Iran

The worse kept secret is the joint plans of Israel and their American stooges for a sneak attack on Iran. Succumbing to the militaristic legacy of imperial Japan, the joint chiefs of staff are ready to facilitate or even lead a stealth charge against purported WMD targets. So what is their rationale? Since the deadly weapon facilities could not be found in Iraq, maybe they will be found in Iran? If Iran was ready to develop nuclear weapons, how is that any different from Israel already deploying 200 plus warheads? Especially since the Zionist belligerent is poised to strike Iran in a repeat of their “Operation Opera” against the Iraqi Osirak reactor in 1981.

Apr 27 05:44

Officials: ISIS threatens California, chatter intercepted

TSA issues 'silent warning'; attack imminent says publication

Apr 26 22:01

Washington Choreographing All-Out War with Russia?

The provocation to Russia has to be seen in the wider even more troubling context of American-led NATO build-up of troops, warplanes, warships and missiles across Eastern Europe – and all pointed at Russia.

The reckless American leaders are putting in place incendiary elements that heighten the risk of all-out war with Russia.

With the reported arrival of 300 American paratroopers in Ukraine collaborating with Kiev’s Neo-Nazi National Guard brigades – the worst offenders over the past year’s fighting in eastern Ukraine – that development is an alarming harbinger of imminent conflict.

Of utmost concern is that the US military forces have reportedly moved into the Donetsk region near the conflict zone.

Apr 26 21:56

Declaring Independence from Israel — It’s Way Overdue!

I am convinced that a new Declaration of Independence will be good both for the United States and for Israel.

As a prologue to the injuries suffered by the United States, I cannot put it any better than did America’s Founders:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation:”

Apr 26 11:46

To help spread its message, the NSA has produced a coloring book. You know, for kids

While I wasn’t able to score any government-issue school supplies, and none of the representatives could tell me if the NSA was still operating out of the hermetic former AT&T fiber optic hub down the street at 2nd and Folsom, I did walk away with a copy of the “CryptoKids Fun Book”, images from which you can see below.

Which anthropomorphic Myers-Briggs Type crypto-kid are you? I’m Decipher Dog, always looking for “the hidden messages behind the words, symbols and sounds,” and reading the latest robot news in Cryptobyte Monthly. That said, I don’t condone Dog’s habit of wearing shoes in bed and looking at kitty porn on his laptop. You bad dog you.

Apr 26 07:44

Angelina Jolie Calls for War with Syria at the United Nations

Apr 26 07:12

U.S. Special Forces Operate in more than 80 Countries

The reach of the U.S. military is virtually endless, with nearly every nation on earth having some kind of American armed forces presence. The commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has said that in 80 of those countries there are now Special Forces troops. The U.S. Special Forces are a kind of army within an army. There are about 69,000 sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines in the Special Operations Forces (SOF), which operate as part of USSOCOM under Army General Joseph Votel.

Apr 26 05:12

Fear mongering, the ISIS gambit and Zionist recruitment

Evidently, in Harper’s pro-Zionist fantasy world ‘terrorist’ is a smear word applied exclusively to the opponents of Israeli imperialism, whereas a state birthed through ethnic cleansing and maintained by way of bribery, blackmail, and state-sponsored mass murder is praised to the heavens merely for allowing its privileged Jewish citizens and disenfranchised Arab subjects to vote for whichever hawkish Zionist politician will continue the policies of terror in the holy land.

Apr 25 13:18

Mexico Police – Trained to Kill

This is an outrage!

Sixteen people killed in cold blood by the Mexican Federal Police; unarmed people of an auto-defense movement – in January 2015; just discovered by a team of investigative journalists.

Mexicans well remember the mass killing of 43 Ayotzinapa students of last September, unarmed students of a college that caters to the rural poor, who were protesting the government’s education reform which would make school unaffordable for the poor. Their killing was provoked by the police in connivance with drug cartels.

They train armies and police in their 'client' states to assure oppression whenever there is a chance that people may claim their civil rights. This is what empire does.

Apr 25 13:12

UK election: What the parties say about Palestine

“Law” and “justice” are words that seldom if ever pass the lips of our politicians when discussing the ‘Palestine Question’ — or shouldn’t that be properly called the ‘Israel Question’? In the UK there is still no rush, it seems, to deliver law or justice to the situation after 100 years of betrayal.

Britain’s ferocious warmongering in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and efforts to destabilize Syria, caused havoc in those countries and earned us a reputation for human misery making. This week our misbegotten chickens came home to roost in an unbearably distressing way as desperate refugee-migrants drowned at sea hundreds at a time.

Apr 25 13:05

Galeano Died — Revolution Goes On!

In Latin America, Eduardo Galeano was revered as a giant of letters, as a symbol of rebellion, of revolution, and of the fight for justice.

“Utopia is on the horizon,” Galeano once wrote. “I move two steps closer; it moves two steps further away. I walk another ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps further away. As much as I may walk, I’ll never reach it. So what’s the point of utopia? The point is this: to keep walking.”

Galeano told me that he was in love with two ladies, both splendid, both fragile, both tremendously desirable. One was called Utopia, the other, Reality.

Both are dangerous to the masters of the world, to Empire, because one gathers dreams, including dreams for a better world, while the other one bravely tells the truth.

Apr 25 12:46

Will Washington Kill Us All? — Paul Craig Roberts

The demonization of Russia and its leader by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, and the rest of the American Propaganda Ministry, by almost the entirety of the House and Senate, and by the White House makes reducing the threat of nuclear war impossible.

How much confidence do you have in Washington? How many times has Washington–especially the crazed neocons–been wrong?

Did you know that Washington keeps 450 nuclear ICBMs on “hair-trigger alert”? Washington thinks that this makes us “safe.” The reasoning, if it can be called reason, is that by being able to launch in a few minutes, no one will try to attack the US with nuclear weapons. US missiles are able to get on their way before the enemy’s missiles can reach the US to destroy ours.

If this makes you feel safe, you need to read Eric Schlosser’s book, Command and Control.

Apr 25 08:00

Israel strikes Syrian military bases, Hezbollah targets near Syria-Lebanon border

According to the report, the airstrikes targeted the bases of the 155th and 65th strategic missile brigades, stationed in Qalamoun, near the Syria-Lebanon border. Residents of nearby cities Yabroud and Qarah reported hearing explosions.

Former Syrian opposition leader Hadi al-Bahra tweeted that there were reports of attacks on the 92nd battalion, in addition to the attacks on the 155th and 65th brigades. Al-Bahra also tweeted that the 155th brigade is responsible for launching Scud and Scud-B missiles.

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Note the irony of the ad Ha'Aretz ran just above this story!

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Apr 24 20:28

Obama Administration’s announcement about US drone strike shows it doesn’t know who drones are killing

President Barack Obama’s administration announced that a US drone strike, which targeted an “al Qaeda-associated compound” in January, killed two hostages in Pakistan

Apr 24 13:04

Iraqi Volunteers Find Israeli Weapons in ISIL Position. ISIL Supported by Saudi Arabia and Israel

According to Al-Mayadeen television, the Iraqi volunteer forces found Israeli-made weapons in an ISIL position in al-Karmah city in Anbar province.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

Apr 24 10:47

US plans globally integrated military operations — Russia’s intelligence

The United States is planning "globally integrated" operations in which all intelligence and control means would be pooled into an integrated circuit resembling the Internet, the chief of the General Staff’s intelligence directorate, Igor Sergun, said on Friday.
He explained that a "globally integrated" campaign spelled an evolution from the strategic level operation. It would be conducted simultaneously on land, on the high seas, in space and in the cyberspace. In the course of such operations highly mobile combined forces will be formed promptly on the basis of US military units in various parts of the world," Sergun said.
Sergun also revealed that the United States plans to expand the forward deployment of its armed forces, which implies the permanent or temporary presence of its troops in the territories of more than 100 countries around the world.

Apr 24 10:43

A US Citizen And An Italian Were Killed In A US Drone Strike

The White House says that two prisoners, an American and an Italian, passed on in Pakistan recently as the aftereffect of a United States-dispatched automaton strike that additionally executed two US subjects included with Al-Qaeda.

http://whatisusa.info/a-us-citizen-and-an-italian-were-killed-in-a-us-...

Apr 24 10:22

Moscow says falsification of history in Latvia is part of purposeful policy

The falsification of history in Latvia has long become a deliberate policy, says a Russian Foreign Ministry report titled "Neo-Nazism - a Dangerous Challenge to Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law" dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism.
"The country’s leadership continues to pursue the policy of justification and glorification of former SS-men and their abetters," the report says. "Separate lawmakers in the Lativan Sejm, mainly members of the National Bloc ultra-right party, which is part of the government coalition, take part annually in the march of former Waffen SS legionnaires in Riga on March 16 and visit a cemetery in the city of Lestene, where SS-men are buried."
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s report also notes that "policy of falsifying the history of the Second World War pursued by Lithuania promotes the growth in the number of manifestations of neo-Nazism and xenophobia."

Apr 24 09:30

The Decline and Fall of the United States

After a speech I gave this past weekend, a young woman asked me whether a failure by the United States to properly surround and intimidate China might result in instability. I explained why I thought the opposite was true. Imagine if China had military bases along the Canadian and Mexican borders with the United States and ships in Bermuda and the Bahamas, Nova Scotia and Vancouver. Would you feel stabilized? Or might you feel something else?

Apr 24 08:28

Are U.S. citizens aware of AND prepared for “Jade Helm 15??

In any event, citizens in JH15 states should start asking questions now of their local and state officials.

Apr 24 08:19

Drone Strikes Reveal Uncomfortable Truth: U.S. Is Often Unsure About Who Will Die

Every independent investigation of the strikes has found far more civilian casualties than administration officials admit. Gradually, it has become clear that when operators in Nevada fire missiles into remote tribal territories on the other side of the world, they often do not know who they are killing, but are making an imperfect best guess.

The president’s announcement on Thursday that a January strike on Al Qaeda in Pakistan had killed two Western hostages, and that it took many weeks to confirm their deaths, bolstered the assessments of the program’s harshest outside critics. The dark picture was compounded by the additional disclosure that two American members of Al Qaeda were killed in strikes that same month, but neither had been identified in advance and deliberately targeted.

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I find it bitterly ironic that as a former lecturer in Constitutional law, President Obama has embraced the tactic of extrajudicial assassinations, which kill and maim the innocent more often than not.

Right now, this country's leadership looks like a jaysap's nether regions to much of the rest of the world, because the US government talks about human rights, and the critical importance of participatory democracy, while continuing to support our tinpot dictators around the world, such as Al-Hadi in Yemen; the al-Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain; and the Saudi monarchy.

Add to that the deaths and maimings caused by extrajudicial assassinations, and you are looking at a perfect storm of profound hatred in the Middle East against the United States.

Apr 24 06:43

White House admits killing two hostages held by Al-Qaeda in US drone strike

The Obama administration has admitted that an American and an Italian hostage were killed as a result of a counterterrorism drone strike in Pakistan aimed at killing members of Al-Qaeda.

Apr 24 05:53

Marines practice riot control for future American civil unrest

Video footage shows marines practicing riot control, complete with armed troops taking on angry protesters.

Apr 24 04:52

OBAMA URGES SAUDI DICTATOR ABDULAZIZ TO KEEP ATTACKING YEMEN

Obama expressed his desire for Saudi dictator Abdulaziz to continue his illegal assault on Yemen, “pushing for a continuation of the war” and announcing, mafia-like, that “the job is not done”. The dictator has complied, carrying out further attacks on the impoverished and starved country, with a Saudi Prince announcing that he will reward the terrorists physically carrying out the bombings with Bentleys, a brand of ultra-luxury automobile.

Apr 24 04:35

Regarding the farcical prosecution of Oskar Groening, the "Accountant of Auschwitz"

Every month or so, a European government, usually Germany and almost always at the behest of international Jewry, arrests an old man for allegedly being "complicit in the Holocaust." . . .

. . . For the past few days, the mainstream mass media and Jewish press have been hysterically reporting on yet another farcical prosecution of an elderly German man who is alleged to be "complicit in the Holocaust."

Oskar Groening, an ex-Auschwitz guard and former sergeant in the SS now ridiculously known as the "Accountant of Auschwitz," is currently standing trial in Lüneburg, Germany for his purported “complicity in the murder of 300,000 mostly Hungarian Jews in two months during the summer of 1944,” according to The New York Times.

Apr 24 04:18

Armenia, Turkey still at odds a century after 1915 massacre

Some 2 million Armenians were living in the Ottoman Empire at the start of the World War I in 1914, which increased turmoil in the Middle Eastern realm and led to its eventual demise.

In the next eight years, the size of the Armenian population in Turkey decreased to less than half a million.

The mass killings, which historians believe led to the demise of over 1.5 million people, began on April 24, 1915, when 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were detained by the authorities and later executed in the then-capital, Constantinople (now Istanbul).

The violence was committed under the rule of the Young Turks movement, later known as the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP), which led the rebellion against the absolute movement, but at the same time shifted towards policies of Turkish nationalism.

Apr 23 19:23

When Hillary Clinton Pitched the Iraq War to CodePink

Announcing her latest campaign for the presidency, Hillary Clinton declared she was entering the race to be the champion for “everyday Americans.” As a lawmaker and diplomat, however, Clinton has long championed military campaigns that have killed scores of “everyday” people abroad, from Iraq to Yemen.

Apr 23 18:06

We Exist (Palestinians) – Johnny Punish [ROCK VIDEO]

GAZA MASSACRE 2014 inspired this dark rock tune about a murdered father speaking to his daughter about her future. Dark yes! But also hoping for a better day in a future where we coexist as brothers, We Exist will make you think. It will make you hurt, get angry and move you to be fired up about changing this world for all of us because we belong no matter what they say!

Apr 23 15:56

URGENT: Saudi Arabia Bars Iran's Cargo Plane from Entering Yemen's Airspace

The Iranian civilian plane carried humanitarian aids, including medical equipment, for the Yemeni people who have been under the Saudi-led airstrikes for almost a month now.

The plane was bound for Sana'a Airport, but was intercepted by the Saudi fighter jets before entering Yemen's airspace.

Mohammadi Araqi described the Yemeni people's conditions as critical, and said, "We are in contact with Yemen's Red Crescent Society and Health Ministry and have included their needs in the new consignment."

He lamented that planes and ships are not allowed into Yemen's ports and airports, and said, "Unfortunately, the Saudi government has prevented the dispatch of aid to Yemen."

Iran has already sent five consignments of humanitarian aid to Yemen, including a total of 69 tons of relief, medical, treatment, and consumer items.

Apr 23 14:09

EU Allies Pay for America’s Global Conflict and Refugees

Europe’s refugee crisis is just another American bill for the latter’s legacy of global conflict – a bill that is being dumped at the European allies’ door to pay. Years of US-led wars waged in Central Asia, through the Middle East and across North Africa are arguably the major factor in the droves of migrants now straining the European Union, as they seek refuge from raging conflicts and deprivation. The nationalities of the refugees mirror the trail of countries that America has pulverised over the past decade.

Apr 23 14:06

Neighbors Complain as Navy Blasts National Anthem in Everett

After the base received a number of calls, administrators decided they could lower the volume 10 percent and still meet Navy requirements.

Oh, where is their patriotism?!

WEBMASTER ADDITION: We have the same problem here. Pearl Harbor plays bugle calls and the National Anthem over their base PA system, and we hear it up on top of our hill miles away!

Apr 23 13:37

EPP: EU should tell Russia we are ready to go to war

Hawkish language was heard at a hearing organised by the centre-right EPP political group in the European Parliament Tuesday (21 April), with lawmakers arguing that the best deterrence was to be ready for war.

Apr 23 11:59

Sites Where St. George Ribbons Are Distributed Worldwide

The St. George ribbons patriotic campaign runs from April 22 to May 9. This year's campaign will involve over 70 countries.
The St. George Order of the Russian Empire was first granted by Catherine the Great as the top decoration for valor on the battlefield. Centuries later, it was incorporated into an order awarded for bravery when fighting against German invaders.
Today, thousands of ribbon replicas are distributed in the former Soviet republics and abroad to commemorate all those who suffered in World War II.

Apr 23 11:55

Bastrop County, Texas Residents Oppose Jade Helm

Officials with JADE HELM 15, as the training is called, will lay out details of their months-long training to commissioners at their Monday, April 27 Commissioner Court meeting. Officials say the training, which will be held in Bastrop County from July 15 to Sept. 15, will develop techniques and tactics needed by the military to defend U.S. interests around the globe.

Apr 23 10:25

Pentagon pushes for offensive cyber ops in new attack strategy

The Pentagon is unveiling a new document outlining the United States military’s strategy regarding its ability to launch offensive cyber-attacks against foreign targets.

Apr 23 10:20

MIT Professor: Greater Chance of Accidental Nuclear War Now Than During the Cold War

Changing technical conditions and issues, unstable political environments and geopolitical tensions are producing a greater danger of accidental nuclear war between the US and Russia than during the Cold War, according to Theodore A. Postol, a professor of Science, Technology, and International Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Apr 23 09:44

And Now… “How Tor Is Building a New Dark Net with Help from the U.S. Military”

The funding, which began in 2014, comes as part of DARPA’s Memex project, a “groundbreaking” search engine designed to best commercial titans like Google at searching the Deep Web and other oft-ignored terrain for the U.S. intelligence, law enforcement, and military. To build Memex, DARPA is partnered with universities like Carnegie Mellon, NASA, private research firms, and several Tor Project developers.

Apr 23 09:31

Britain Plans to Open First Persian Gulf Naval Base by Late 2016

Britain's Ambassador to Bahrain said that the new British naval base will allow the UK to station next-generation aircraft carriers in the region.

Apr 23 08:57

Vietnam 40 years on: how a communist victory gave way to capitalist corruption

After the military victory, Vietnam’s socialist model began to collapse. Cut off by US-led trade embargos and denied reconstruction aid, it plunged into poverty. Now its economy is booming – but so is inequality and corruption.

Apr 23 08:49

FLASHBACK 2011 - Senate Approves Bill that Legalizes Sodomy and Bestiality in U.S. Military

The Senate on Thursday evening voted 93-7 to approve a defense authorization bill that includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, it also repeals the military ban on sex with animals--or bestiality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Raping the female members of their units is, as of last report, still considered a crime!

Apr 23 08:21

Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990

Landmark research proves that the US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed as many as 2 million people, but this is a fraction of Western responsibility for deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades

Apr 23 08:14

Former Mossad Chief: Israel Should Not Meddle In US-Iran Talks

Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, ex-Mossad Director Efraim Halevy summed up the current chilly relationship between the United States and Israel with a joke.

"When we had problems with the United States, people in Israel jokingly said we should go to war with the United States," Halevy said. "And the problem would be not what would happen if we would lose the war, but what happens if we win the war?"

Halevy, speaking on a conference call sponsored by the Israel Policy Forum, said that the old line shed light on the Israeli government's current opposition to the Obama administration's ongoing negotiations with Iran over the country's nuclear program.

"That of course highlights the somewhat ridiculous situation we might be in if an Israeli effort to derail the entire process would succeed," the former intelligence chief said.

Apr 23 07:11

The secret country again wages war on its own people

Australia has again declared war on Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought global condemnation on apartheid South Africa. Aboriginal people are to be driven from homelands where their communities have lived for thousands of years.

Apr 23 07:03

HOLOHOAX MAGIC: FITTING 13 STADIUMS INTO 1 GARAGE

You see, we are expected to believe that 1.1 million people (officially and suspiciously reduced from the 4 million that had been claimed for 50 years!) were herded into a "gas chamber" the size of a 3-car garage, then killed by bug-spray (Zyklon B), right under the noses of Red Cross camp inspectors, while inmate soccer games were going on in an adjacent field.

The hard-working killers (or their slaves) then had to enter the poison room (perhaps wearing HazMat suits?), pick up each dead body one at a time, and then feed them one-by-one into a funeral parlor sized oven for cremation. Whatever happened to that famed German efficiency?

Apr 23 06:47

Obama: US Could Penetrate S-300 System to Attack Iran

Speaking on MSNBC, President Obama downplayed Russia’s decision to allow Iran to buy S-300 air defense systems from them, saying the systems would not stop an American attack on Iran.

“Even if they’ve got some air defense systems, we could penetrate them,” Obama insisted, noting the US spends $600 billion on its military compared to Iran’s $17 billion.

The S-300 line was a top Soviet-era long-range air defense system, it first entered use in Russia in the 1980s. It has never been used in combat anywhere, but is considered a higher end defensive system.

Apr 23 06:32

Billionaire prince to give one Bentley to each Saudi pilot for striking Yemen

Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal has vowed to give a free Bentley to every Saudi pilot that has taken part in bombardment of Yemen.

According to a Wednesday report by the Daily Mail, late Saudi King Abdullah's nephew pledged to reward each of the 100 pilots a free Bentley, a British luxury automobile.

Apr 23 05:57

Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was expected to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charlotte for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Petraeus will appear at the sentencing, which comes two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.

The plea agreement carries a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years of probation and a $40,000 fine. But the judge is not bound by that and could still impose a prison sentence.

The agreement was filed in Charlotte, where Paula Broadwell, the general's biographer and former lover, lives with her husband and children.

Apr 23 05:31

The VA and the FBI target veterans, send ATF to disarm them

The Department of Veterans Affairs is working with the FBI to place veterans on a list that bans them from owning firearms

Apr 22 19:48

From Vietnam to ISIS: Canada needs to apologize

As Canadians pat themselves on the back for taking in Vietnamese refugees at the end of the 1970s, it is perhaps an appropriate time for Canada to apologize to the Vietnamese people for our collective role in creating the refugee flow in the first place.

Canada played a significant role in decimating their country (as well as Laos and Cambodia), aiding and abetting, for example, the permanent alteration of an entire people's gene pool through the production and supply of chemical and biological warfare agents for U.S. forces. The fallout was subsequent generations marked by grotesque physical deformities and severely retarded brain and motor function development. Indeed, Canada produced the chemical defoliant Agent Orange, a dioxin-laced carcinogen, 43 million litres of which were dumped by the U.S. Air Force (this on top of 30 million litres of related defoliants). U.S. soldiers who came home from Vietnam having been soaked in the stuff experienced similar horrors.

Apr 22 13:37

Who's The Real Enemy ? | Operation Jade Helm 15

Prior to a great disaster there is a moment of silence, a moment where everything stands still; yet before this moment there are signs of what was to come.
Our military has been using training strategies that are quite unusual; things that make us wonder what they’re preparing for. Why are they training in civilian streets? Why are they training with the U.K.? Why is there barely any media coverage on this subject?
Perhaps there’s a national threat brewing; perhaps they’re anticipating a war. Is the economy collapsing? Is the Martial law involved? Or is it just practical training?
There’s always a reason for things to be kept secret, what are our leaders up to this time, and why are “we the people” kept in the dark?
Your opinion matters, what do you think?

Apr 22 12:02

Ex-NATO Chief Calls for Holy Crusade Against Russia in the Name of “Democracy”

In his op-ed in Project Syndicate, ex-NATO chief and former Danish PM Anders “Fog of War” Rasmussen calls for war against Russia in the name of democracy and the ever so elusive “Western values”.

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Here's your rifle ...

Apr 22 11:59

Time to Wake up to some Realities on the Iran Deal

Too many cooks spoil the broth, and that appears to be precisely what the Senate had in mind.

Evidently Obama has concluded that a veto-proof majority in both Houses stood behind the Foreign Relations Committee bill, and reluctantly conceded. But that wrests control of the process out of the hands of the Administration. The Iran deal may have died this afternoon.

To make sense of the events that have led to the current negotiations over Iran’s so-called nuclear ambitions, certain elemental realities should be highlighted:

Apr 22 11:55

FLASHBACK - U.S. Aircraft Carrier and Part of its Escort “Sunk” by French Submarine During Drills Off Florida

In the second phase of the exercise, the Saphir was integrated with the enemy forces and its mission was to locate the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and its accompanying warships and prepare to attack the strike group.

While the fictious political situation deteriorated, the Saphir quietly slipped in the heart of the multi-billion-dollar aircraft carrier’s defensive screen, while avoiding detection by ASW assets.

On the morning of the last day, the order to attack was finally given, allowing the Saphir to pretend-sinking the USS Theodore Roosevelt and most of its escort.

Apr 22 11:13

F35, The Jet That Ate the Pentagon

The F-35 is the most expensive weapons program in history, with a total cost of $1.5 trillion, that has turned into a total fiasco.

So here is an 8-minute documentary (with some cool footage of the thing flying, landing vertically, etc.) to give you the willies about how the system works, and what’s wrong with it.

Apr 22 11:07

Pentagon Wars

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reader informs me that the film I mentioned in yesterday's radio show, "The Pentagon Wars" is on YouTube in its entirety. It probably won't stay there because of copyright violation, but while it is there you might wish to take a look. It is a funny film, based on the true story of the Bradley Infantry Fighting vehicle. Directed by Richard Benjamin, and starring Kelsey Grammer and Cary Elwes.

Apr 22 10:30

Lavrov: US demands fast demolition of WW II monuments in East European country

The United States is demanding faster demolition of monuments to World War II monuments in one of the East European countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a live interview to three Russian radio stations on Wednesday.
"We do know what type of activities the Americans are engaged in [European] capitals, and what messages they try to deliver," he said, commenting on his earlier statement Washington was using the Ukrainian crisis with the aim of spoiling Russia-EU relations.
"US emissaries have gone as far as to demand that the government of one of the East European countries, liberated by the Red Army, should speed up the demolition of monuments to World War II heroes," said Lavrov. He avoided mentioning the country he was referring to.

Apr 22 09:03

Why An American And A Russian General Are Suddenly Very Worried About Nuclear War

Over the past several years, there has been an alarming escalation of two very disturbing trends: an increasing preponderance of cyberattacks on complex infrastructure (whether domestic or abroad and whether instigated by external sources or internally, in a false falg attempt to evolve the issue to the benefit of various military-industrial complex benficiaries) as well as around the globe, and a largely unexpected return to a Cold War footing, one catalyzed by the violent US-sponsored overthrow of the former Kiev government and the eagerness to escalate the resultant conflict exhibited by the Kremlin.

If one extends said trends, one would arrive at a very unpleasant conclusion: due to the porous nature of modern technology and the increasing prevalence of cyberattacks, coupled with Cold War-era nuclear doctrines and rising tensions between the two superpowers who are now back to a Cold War regime, a nuclear war has suddenly emerged yet again as a very real threat.

Apr 22 08:47

Military MRAP photographed on California highway as Jade Helm buildup continues

“IN BROAD DAYLIGHT WITH NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD”

Apr 22 08:37

Intensity of US Propaganda ‘Very Dangerous’ - John Pilger

John Pilger, the award-winning journalist and film-maker based in Australia, talks to Sputnik about US foreign policy and the propaganda wars.

In regards to the US Congress, Pilger said that the current actions of the Congress are quite extraordinary. He said that he has never known it to behave in this manner.

“The US Congress has already passed legislation that empowers the acting President to make war on Russia. And the latest congressional machinations that you refer to are really about propaganda.”

Apr 22 07:37

As Yemen is pulverized into oblivion, it remains unclear just exactly what Riyadh hopes to achieve in this war. Washington has tied itself to this conflict, but can’t control or explain it.

WEBMASTAR ADDITION: The explanation is simple, but cannot be made public. in 2012 the US intervened in Yemen, drove out the legitimate government of President Salah, and imposed a US puppet Ruler, Hadi, on the people of Yemen. The people of Yemen don't like having their nation ruled by a government that serves a foreign nation, and are trying to kick Hadi out and bring Saleh back. So the US, using Saudi Arabia as a proxy, is having to go back into Yemen to bomb and starve those people until they remember that, like the provinces of ancient Rome, once conquered they are expected to remain conquered. The people of Yemen do not agree.

Ditto Iraq.

Ditto Libya.

Ditto Ukraine.

Ditto Iran.

The leaders of nations will gladly kill each other over who gets to rule what region, but can be counted on to unite against any people that dares think they should rule their own country!

Apr 22 07:01

SAUDIS DECLARE END OF ONE YEMEN OPERATION, THEN ANNOUNCE A SECOND

Iranian officials began Tuesday hopeful a ceasefire would bring an end to the relentless air campaign Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have conducted in Yemen for nearly a month now. In the following hours Saudi Arabia announced on television that Operation Decisive Storm was over, that “all the goals had been met” and declared the beginning of a new operation: “Restoring Hope.” In its statement, the kingdom said the new operation would have more of a political focus, would spend time dealing with helping civilians and counter terrorism.

Apr 22 02:53

Netanyahu on Memorial Day

Netanyahu on Memorial Day: We will continue to defend Israel - we are staying here

(*Reiterating his Perpetual Victim Claim)

Apr 21 14:07

Will Top Gun 2 Be Made In Time for The Next 'Great War?'

The character, Maverick, will probably be an Admiral by now. Navy recruitment skyrocketed after the first movie hit theaters.

See also: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1745960/

Apr 21 12:49

Obama Pentagon Caught in Major Cover Up of Mass Murder of US Troops

Apr 21 12:28

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Commentary “A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter We have entered into a particularly dismal chapter in the American narrative, one that shifts us from a swashbuckling tale of adventure into a bone-chilling horror story.

Apr 21 11:27

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Commentary “A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter We have entered into a particularly dismal chapter in the American narrative, one that shifts us from a swashbuckling tale of adventure into a bone-chilling horror story.

Apr 21 10:52

Human rights advocates, military see violent video games as teaching tool

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As reported in 2013 at killscreendaily.com:

As it turns out, Ender's Game has been extremely influential in the way the military views videogames as a training tool for soldiers. According to Corey Mead: "The whole idea of what Ender's Game is—young people fighting a war—is what influenced [the military]. And they totally did it." In his new book War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict, Mead explores the U.S. military's use of videogames as a tool for recruitment, training, and treatment. This recent interest in videogames reflects a shift in what it wants from its soldiers. "For the first time in its history‚" Mead writes, "the military wants to teach even junior personnel not just what to think but how to think." This change has taken place primarily because of the U.S.'s involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, where a soldier isn't just fighting but is tasked with a number of different jobs, requiring different skills, tactics, and cultural understanding. The military's expanding interest in videogames is well illustrated by America's Army, the first military-developed game. It was a free-to-play first-person shooter that simulated a more realistic approach to warfare, even forcing players to sit through boot camp before allowing them to engage in combat online. The game was originally developed in 2002 for $7.5 million—a third of a percent of the army's marketing budget —and is one of the military's most successful recruiting pushes ever.

IF you are a mom or dad out there with a kid who loves video games....just please be aware of WHAT they are playing, OK?!?

Apr 21 10:15

New Evidence of Civilian Deaths in US Drone War May Be Used in German Court

A new US intelligence report presents new evidence about official knowledge of civilian deaths during Yemeni UAV strikes. Officials may have known about civilian deaths – which have never been acknowledged – and the report could provide fuel for a German lawsuit over the US drone campaign.

Apr 21 10:07

Flashback 2005 - "Dr. Robert J Aumann Nobel Prize Lecture - 'War and Peace - The Rationality Of War'"

This is the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize lecture given by Israeli War Strategy Game Theorist, hard core World Zionist and Talmudic Scholar Dr. Robert J. Aumann. While many may consider it a bit "dry" and "academic", it gives great insight into the mindset and world view of one of the top "War Strategists" of the "Greater Israel" agenda.

Apr 21 09:26

Fearing the Loss of Hegemony: The Concept of US Retreat

Nothing upsets those drunk on imperialist virtue than the fact it might end. Such romances with power do have a use-by-date, going off like old fruit. Eventually, the crippling contradictions will win through in the end. The days of the US empire are numbered – but then again, they always were.

Apr 21 08:40

US Warship Heads To Yemeni Waters; Could Block Iran Weapons

In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.

The deployment comes after a U.N. Security Council resolution approved last week imposed an arms embargo on the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels. The resolution passed in a 14-0 vote with Russia abstaining.

Navy officials said Monday that the Roosevelt was moving through the Arabian Sea. A massive ship that carries F/A-18 fighter jets, the Roosevelt is seen more of a deterrent and show of force in the region.

Apr 21 07:20

US Military Spending Still Up 45% Over Pre-9/11 Levels; More Than Next 7 Countries Combined

Despite a decline in military spending since 2010, U.S. defense expenditures are still 45 percent higher than they were before the 9/11 terror attacks put the country on a seemingly permanent war footing.

Apr 21 07:12

Assad: France supporting ‘terrorists’ in Syria, acts as Washington’s satellite

Syrian President Bashar Assad has slammed France for alleged “terrorist” support in his country, saying Paris is not independent and has “no weight and no credibility” in the face of Washington.

France has turned into “a kind of satellite for American foreign policy in the region,” and claimed Western tactics led to “terrorists infiltrating Syria,” Assad told France 2 TV channel.

Apr 20 22:51

The Decline and Fall of the United States

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on the military than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death he wasn’t warning us. He was warning our parents and grandparents. We’re the dead.

Can we be revived?

Apr 20 22:44

Fourth and Fifth Generation Warfare Arrives on European and Middle Eastern Battlefields

The U.S., British, Canadian and other Western military training of Ukrainian forces that include neo-Nazi gangsters from Ukraine and other parts of Europe and the NATO/CIA training support in Turkey and Jordan being provided to Islamist jihadis tied to the Islamic State, Al Nusra Front, and Al Qaeda represents the application of 4th generation warfare (4GW) and 5th generation warfare (5GW) tactics from the Pentagon’s and Central Intelligence Agency’s think tanks to the battlefield.

Apr 20 20:22

Louder Days Ahead near JBLM as Training Increases in South Sound

A smaller Army at Joint Base Lewis-McChord could be a louder one.

The same postwar cost-cutting pressures that are leading the military to shrink the number of uniformed troops are also driving it to do more complex training closer to home.

That means South Sound residents might notice explosions from artillery and rockets that JBLM soldiers in recent years predominantly have fired at the Yakima Training Center in Central Washington.

Apr 20 14:29

The TRUE size of Africa

Gives new meaning to the phrase “resource grab.”

Now we know why the people of Africa have been continuously kept down, neglected and taken advantage of over the centuries. A strong, independent and knowledgeable people are not easily exploited.

Apr 20 12:56

US troops in Ukraine ‘clear escalation’ of crisis: Activist

The training of Ukrainian government forces by US paratroopers is a “clear escalation” of the crisis in the region, an American activist says.

“Sending in these troops is a clear escalation of US intervention in Ukraine,” said Joe Iosbaker, a leader of the United National Antiwar Coalition.

About 300 US troops arrived in Yavoriv, western Ukraine, last week to train the Ukrainian National Guard to fight pro-Russian forces, the US Army said in a statement on Thursday.

Apr 20 12:52

NSA CHIEF: RULES OF WAR APPLY TO CYBERWAR, TOO

In June 2011, the Pentagon acknowledged the existence of a list of secret weapons and offensive capabilities but didn’t detail what the items were. Probably the most famous cyber weapon of all time, the Stuxnet worm that crippled Iranian nuclear enrichment at the Natanz facility in 2010, remains officially unattributed despite wide suspicion that it was built and deployed by the United States, Israel, or both. ? In the tightly controlled discussion about cyber weapons, this counts as a step toward transparency.

Apr 20 12:22

You Don't Represent Me Any More

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Time for a repost!

Apr 20 11:54

US 'Trainers' Arrive in Ukraine for Operation Fearless Guardian

Nearly 300 U.S. soldiers have arrivedin Ukraine to act as 'trainers' for the county's newly-formed National Guard as part of what is being called Operation Fearless Guardian.

Apr 20 10:59

BEX Alert!!! - "Garth Brooks’ Tribute to Our Troops During the ACM Awards is POWERFUL"

Arguably one of the best moments of this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards came when Taya Kyle, widow of slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, took the stage to introduce Garth Brooks, who then came out and gave a powerful tribute to the troops that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house.

Apr 20 10:40

Did NBC Cover Up Role of U.S.-Backed Free Syrian Army in 2012 Kidnapping of Richard Engel?

American MSM Faking Stories Again?

In an article published on Wednesday, Engel said the kidnappers had “put on an elaborate ruse to convince us they were Shiite shabiha militiamen.” According to the Times investigation, NBC knew more than it let on about the kidnappers.

Apr 20 10:12

Operation Decisive Storm: US-Orchestrated, Saudi-Led Mass Murder

Stephen Lendman
RINF Alternative News

Yemen is in the eye of the storm. Washington planned and orchestrated ongoing war on an entire population.

Its using Saudi Arabia, other regional rogue states, and extremist takfiri mercenaries to do its killing and dying.

It's systematically destroying an entire nation to tighten its regional chokehold.

Apr 20 10:08

Biased Reporting on Syria in the Service of War

It has been confirmed that TV journalist Richard Engel’s kidnapping/rescue in norther Syria in late 2012 was a hoax. NBC management knew the story was probably false but proceeded to broadcast it anyway.

Apr 20 09:55

The U.S. Is Helping Commit Atrocities in Yemen—And Pretending It's Iran's Fault

In an April interview with PBS Newshour, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked about Iran’s involvement in the escalating war in Yemen. His response was astounding and revealing.

“Iran needs to recognize that the United States is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage in overt warfare across lines — international boundaries — in other countries,” Kerry said.

The quip was astounding because Iran is not bombing Yemen or engaged in “overt warfare” there, though it has given some support to one side. The culprit on the overt warfare front is Saudi Arabia.

Apr 20 09:54

NATO Increasingly Surrounds the “Russian Threat”. “War is Good for Business”

On Saturday, April 18th, the Commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, told Britain’s Telegraph that “There is a Russian threat,” and that “The best insurance we have against a showdown is that NATO stands together.”

Ever since the Soviet Union’s military alliance, the Warsaw Pact, dissolved in 1991, NATO has expanded eastward to Russia’s borders, and now it is preparing to admit yet another nation on Russia’s border: Ukraine. This eastward expansion broke (and breaks, since it’s continuing) a verbal agreement which had produced the termination of the Warsaw Pact (the Soviet Union’s equivalent of America’s NATO alliance).

Apr 20 07:19

JADE HELM 15: ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND PUSHES BACK AGAINST ALARMIST CLAIMS ABOUT UPCOMING EXERCISE

U.S. Army Special Operations Command is pushing back against alarmist claims that an upcoming U.S. military exercise is a preparation for imposing martial law or subduing right-leaning groups and individuals. Conspiracy theories about the exercise, known as JADE HELM 15, appeared online this week. Some commentators railing against the event referred to an online slide show allegedly created by USASOC, which outlined a special operations exercise slated to take place across multiple states, outside the confines of U.S. military bases. In the slide show, a map of the southwest region of the United States labels Texas and other territory as “hostile” or “insurgent pocket.” The document also refers to coordination with law enforcement agencies.
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Apr 20 04:10

Techno Fascism Arrives: The Army Is Sharing Its Top Cyber Warriors With Hollywood and Wall Street

A new public-private program wants to 'marry-up' cyber soldiers with a civilian career to defend against online threats. At a time when the Pentagon arguably is losing a battle with industry for top tech talent, the Army is offering companies the resumes of its best cyberwarriors.

Apr 19 22:31

Iran urges India, China & Russia to counter NATO missile system

Iran has announced its readiness to cooperate with Russia, China and India on the issue of NATO’s missile shield and related threats from the military bloc, the head of its defense ministry said in Moscow.

“I’d like to support the idea of developing multifaceted defense cooperation between China, Iran, India and Russia to counter NATO eastwards expansion and installing a missile shield in Europe,” Hossein Dehghan said on Thursday, at an international security conference in Moscow.

Hours later Dehghan was cited by RIA Novosti as saying that Russia, China and Iran may hold tri-party defense talks.

“We discussed certain aspects of regional security. It was proposed to hold a trilateral meeting of Russia, Iran and China,” Dehghan said after meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

Apr 19 22:26

Conference on the Israel Lobby—Press Blackout at the Press Club

So, where were the reporters of the mainstream media? Where was C-SPAN during a week when Congress was on a holiday and their cameras were not preoccupied by Capitol Hill activities—its foremost priority? Apparently, the American people were only to see and hear the extreme views of AIPAC that do not even command the support of a majority of American Jews who do favor a two-state solution, along with a majority of Arab-Americans.

Organized by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, which was launched about thirty years ago by a British Army Officer who served in World War II and two retired U.S. Ambassadors to countries in the Middle East (wrmea.org), the day-long program at the prestigious National Press Club should have been intriguing to reporters. After all, are they not interested in important, taboo-challenging presentations on a critical dimension of U.S. foreign and military policy?

Apr 19 22:13

UK General Elections: Breakaway SNP strikes fear into Westminster parties

… but notions of independence are flawed

The SNP (Scottish National Party), under feisty new leader Nicola Sturgeon, is scaring the daylights out of Labour and Conservatives with the prospect of a strong squad of MPs marching south headed by fearsome former leader and political bruiser Alex Salmond.

Cameron or Miliband for prime minister – warmongering toff or socialist nonentity? And with whose coalition help? That’s the bleak choice for British voters.

Apr 19 09:15

Rand Paul attacks Clinton and names the enemy of the US – 'radical Islam'

Ron Paul should have his DNA checked against Rands'!

Speaking in Nashua, New Hampshire, at the Republican Leadership Summit – where most of the declared and potential GOP candidates for president were scheduled to speak on Friday and Saturday – the libertarian-tinged candidate largely focused on foreign policy, an area in which he has been vulnerable to attack over his supposedly isolationist stance.

He named radical Islam as the enemy of the US and focused again on the Benghazi attacks of 2012 and Clinton’s role in the US response.

Apr 18 11:12

Putin warns Israel on possible lethal arms delivery to Kiev

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Israel against a possible supply of lethal weapons to the Ukrainian government, following Moscow’s decision to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Iran.

He issued the warning in an interview aired on Rossiya 1 TV on Saturday, saying that the move by Tel Aviv would be “counterproductive” and “only cause a new round of hostility.”

“The death toll would rise, but the result would not change,” Russia Today quoted the Russian leader as saying.

The remarks came after some Israeli politicians suggested that the regime might send lethal weapons to Ukraine in retaliation for Russia’s planned supply of S-300 missile system to Iran.

Apr 18 08:34

US Will Retaliate If Russia Does Not Stop Violating The INF Treaty

"We have made clear to Russia and to our allies that our patience is not unlimited. We will take steps to protect ourselves and our allies, if Russia does not cease to violate the contract and leave our concerns unanswered," said Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose, speaking at a conference on nuclear weapons and international security in Colorado Springs.

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Apr 18 08:22

Marines launch a ‘kamikaze’ drone from an Osprey aircraft

The Marines tested a small unmanned aircraft known as the Switchblade recently at Twentynine Palms, Calif., flying it directly at targets from both the ground and the back of the Osprey, a long-range aircraft that has rotors like a helicopter, but can fly like a plane once they rotate forward. They were “inert,” with no explosives on board, but the mission went off without a hitch, said Col. James Adams, commanding officer of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1.

“They can kamikaze this thing into a target,” Adams said. “It’s not a huge explosive charge, but like a hand grenade explosive charge.”

Apr 18 07:44

Africom's War on Libya


In this excerpt from Bob Coen and Eric Nadler's film "Shadow War of the Sahara", broadcast on the Franco-German channel ARTE charts the rise of the U.S.military's AFRICA COMAND (AFRICOM). This excerpt reveals why AFRICOM's chief critic, Libya's Mohammar Gaddafi, had to be removed from power for the project to succeed.

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Hillary appears at the very end of this trailer.

Apr 18 07:38

Noam Chomsky: Neoliberal assault led to significant decline in democracy

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with Noam Chomsky on the crisis engulfing the West. From drone strikes in Yemen to potential conflict with Russia over the Ukraine crisis, he looks at the ‘disaster’ of neoliberalism. With left-wing movements resisting the US hegemony from South America to Europe, could the dominance of the US on the global stage be coming to an end? And with the IMF arguably suppressing democracy in Greece after their election, we take a look at the sway they hold over the UK.

Apr 18 07:08

Former Hussein Deputy Killed

Hussein deputy, insurgent leader al-Douri killed, Iraqi TV reports

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former top deputy to Saddam Hussein and more recently a key figure in Sunni extremist groups battling the Iraqi government, has been killed in a security operation in that country, Iraqi state-run television reported Friday.

Al-Douri was the highest-ranking member of Hussein's regime to evade capture -- the "King of Clubs" in "The (*Bush Era) Deck Of Cards" .

Apr 18 04:31

Iran-U.S. differences over nuclear deal widen

Two weeks after world powers and Iran announced a framework agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program, widening gaps between the two sides are emerging.

(* http://media.worldbulletin.net/news/2015/03/09/netanyahu.jpg )

Apr 18 01:42

A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine?

"Could a U.S. response to Russia's action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?"

This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest.

The answer the authors give, in "Countdown to War: The Coming U.S. Russia Conflict," is that the odds are shortening on a military collision between the world's largest nuclear powers.

Apr 17 18:30

Tanks, helicopters, and troops arrive in Big Springs, Texas ahead of Jade Helm 2015

A train full of military equipment and over a dozen helicopters has arrived in Big Springs, Texas ahead of Jade Helm 2015.

Apr 17 12:35

So You Want To Get Out Of The USSA -- Or EU?

Unfortunately, the USSA and other NATO countries continue to ratchet up the military pressure. USSA regular military forces have now begun to arrive in the Ukraine. Canadian troops are also being sent to the Ukraine. As the Russians watch the foreign military build-up on their border, they may very well decide at some point that enough is enough, and retaliate. If they do the risk of a nuclear war surges dramatically.

This is not an academic question. The USSA and NATO are very openly targeting the Russian government and the Russians recognize that. The USSA and NATO are the aggressors in this conflict, the violent powers behind the neo-fascist regime in the Ukraine that has unleashed a war of aggression against its own Russian-speaking population in the eastern provinces of the Ukraine.

Apr 17 12:31

A US-Russia War Over Ukraine?

"Could a U.S. response to Russia’s action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?"

This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest.

The answer the authors give, in "Countdown to War: The Coming U.S. Russia Conflict," is that the odds are shortening on a military collision between the world’s largest nuclear powers.

The cockpit of the conflict, should it come, will be Ukraine.

Apr 17 12:04

Missouri National Guard's term for Ferguson protesters: 'Enemy forces'

"It's disturbing when you have what amounts to American soldiers viewing American citizens somehow as the enemy," said Antonio French, an alderman in St. Louis.

The documents obtained by CNN also detail that the Missouri National Guard was concerned about perceptions of its deployment, with superiors later telling troops to stop using heavily militarized language to describe protesters.

Apr 17 09:21

Many Christians are leaving the military due to hostile work environment

I often find myself fascinated by how mainstream Christians are so enamored with the military

Apr 17 09:13

NATO activity near Russian borders increased by 80% – General Staff

There was a sharp increase the intensity of the training of NATO troops near the borders of Russia last year, Russian General Staff said.

“In 2014, the intensity of NATO’s operational and combat training activities has grown by 80 percent,” said Lieutenant General Andrey Kartapolov, head of the Main Operation Directorate of General Staff.

The leadership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization made no effort to hide the clear anti-Russian orientation of these activities, he added.

Apr 17 09:11

US Army Morale Program Fail: Soldiers Don’t Feel Good About What They Do

Despite spending $287 million on a 6-year-long “optimism” program for soldiers, the results show that soldier morale is at an extreme low. Instead of finding ways to combat the pessimism in its ranks, the Army just lowered the threshold for what is considered a “positive” result.

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New definition of "Positive Result?" Did not commit suicide!

Apr 17 07:45

Al Saud regime on verge of collapse: Iran cleric

A senior Iranian cleric says the rule of Al Saud dynasty is on the brink of collapse as the Riyadh regime continues its brutal military aggression against Yemen.

The logic of Saudi attack on Yemen is not clear. Saudis are doing a “very heinous deed” in the impoverished country, said Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahhedi Kermani in a sermon to worshippers at weekly Friday Prayers in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

“You [Saudis] have triggered a bloodbath in Yemen and have killed more than 2,500 innocent people in the country,” he added.

Apr 17 07:27

When it comes to Ukraine, hawkish Stephen Harper can’t be stopped: Walkom

Deep in his secret heart, Stephen Harper should whisper a quiet thank you to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Conservative prime minister’s tough-on-crime agenda is on the ropes following a landmark decision Tuesday by Canada’s Supreme Court.

But thanks in part to Putin’s intransigence, Harper is able to forge ahead with his tough-on-Russia agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Stephen. Here's your parachute. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane, and we'll call Putin and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself! The rest of us, however, are tired of war and tired of the lies we are told to trick us into war, so you will understand if we sit this one out and keep our kids safe at home. Have fun. Don't forget to write.

Apr 17 07:23

'Mowing the lawn' in Iraq by turning it into a jihadist's land

After decades of waging war in Iraq and beyond with disastrous results, now is the time for the US to use a bargain with Iran to bring peace to the region

Apr 17 07:22

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program; The Former Soviet Union As America’s New Frontier

Since Hillary Clinton announced without any surprise that she was running for president, it is worth taking a look at her record. As U.S. Secretary of State during the conflict between Russia and Georgia, Clinton claimed that the U.S. was committed to “Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” and that the “United States does not recognize spheres of influence.”

In the meantime she was pushing for the military integration of countries from the former Soviet Union with NATO. Rick Rozoff commented at the time: “Despite Clinton’s claim to the contrary, the United States most decidedly recognizes spheres of influence. In its own hemisphere – the entirety of it – in the South Caucasus and everywhere else on the planet.”

Also in the double standard category, Washington is applying sanctions on Iran for its non existent nuclear weapons, even though the Pentagon has “officially” recognized that Israel is a nuclear power.

Apr 17 06:30

Video: Armed National Guard troops patrol neighborhood

A video recently released by a concerned citizen in Ontario, California shows armed National Guard soldiers patrolling a residential neighborhood.

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