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WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Jan 21 09:30

Neocon revenge?

With the end of the original sanctions now in play, Washington’s neocons and allies are down, but certainly not on the run. What is their greatest fear? That peace and prosperity will break out? In the meantime, what will be the impact on Iran – the country that is the clear winner in all of this?

Jan 21 09:28

Russia, NATO Must Reduce Tensions, West Ready to End Conflict - MSC Head

Russia and NATO need to reduce tensions between them, and the alliance has already shown willingness to put an end to the confrontation, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference told Sputnik.

Jan 21 08:40

FLASHBACK - 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime”

Astoundingly, the newly declassified report states that for “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…”.

The DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN” and dated August 12, 2012, was circulated widely among various government agencies, including CENTCOM, the CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, State Dept., and many others.

The document shows that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset.

Jan 21 06:48

Disturbing Navy SEAL wargames that nobody is talking about

Did you know that the Navy SEALs just started a series of wargames that will take place in dozens of locations all over the coastline of Washington State, and will go on for at least another 2 years? I didn’t hear about it until recently.

Jan 21 06:05

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services—usually more than one country—because spying today is so effective and so universal. Officials in possession of this secret information often pass it on to the country that’s targeted, in the sincere belief that a heads-up will be appreciated.

But often the information isn’t welcomed—-because the fix is already in. Treasonous assets within the targeted country’s chain of command, who are prepared for the possibility of a leak, take measures to block the information from reaching those who might act on it in a meaningful way.

Jan 20 20:22

Iraq’s Oldest Christian Monastery Completely Destroyed by ISIS

ISIS terrorists, in their continued demolition campaign against historical and religious sites in the areas under their control, have recently destroyed the Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery located in south of the Mosul city.

Satellite images released by the Associated Press on Wednesday showed a pile of rubble at the location of St. Elijah's Monastery, situated south of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

Jan 20 18:19

ISIS massacres 280 civilians for ‘cooperation with the Syrian army’

Islamic State jihadists have reportedly slaughtered up to 280 people in the Deir ez-Zor province, killing “whole families” for alleged cooperation with the Syrian troops. The killings are said to have taken place a day after Russian humanitarian aid was air dropped in the region.

Jan 20 15:51

Your Fear of Terrorism Could Get You Killed

One in 3.5 million: That’s the risk you’ll die from a terrorist attack in the United States, Ohio State professor John Mueller estimates. Rounded generously, that chance comes to 3 one-hundred thousandths of a percent.

Jan 20 15:42

Peace, One Piece At a Time

Baltimore Director of Peace by Piece Fariji Muhammad and Co-Project Coordinator of the Atlanta Chapter Kadijah Austin join this edition of iMWiL! to discuss their new organization

Jan 20 15:06

Navy Schedules War Games in Washington State With No Public Disclosure

Dahr Jamail reveals his investigation into how Navy Seals will be practicing combat exercises in Washington state on public and private lands and why state government officials and the public are left in the dark.

Jan 20 13:42

Marines crack down on trail trespassers

Hiley and his group were escorted around a bend where six to eight Marines in vests and flight suits stood next to a pile of bikes. The Marines explained the riders were being ticketed for trespassing on federal land and that their bicycles were being confiscated.

Marines issued tickets to 50 people for trespassing and impounded 45 bikes and three motorcycles over the weekend, said 1st Lt. Matthew Gregory, the base’s public affairs officer.

Jan 20 13:41

Always on the Wrong Side: US Vet Questions Military's Muddled Loyalties

An American Marine combat veteran has provided his own analysis of why US military leaders are frequently perceived as “mental cripples, delusional, paranoid and morally repugnant” and why the US military simply cannot be trusted by either the US president, its Commander-in-Chief, or by the American people.

Jan 20 11:38

MONSANTO SUPPLIED CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO ISRAEL; GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES

Monsanto’s history in the food and pesticide business has become well documented. The Big Agricultural giant has found themselves in many a headline from the production of synthetic marijuana patents to Indian farmers committing mass suicide, to the run of the mill lawsuit over cross pollination of crops. In short, Monsanto is on every turn in the agricultural world; yet in another terrifying turn they’ve now been linked to the use of White Phosphorus on Palestinians in Gaza 2008 and 2009.

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When it comes to making money in any way possible, no matter how illegal or immoral such a transaction may be, Monsanto has the morals of a turd.

Jan 20 11:32

Russia to respond to NATO Black Sea force by deploying new weapons - report

The Russian Army and Navy will deploy additional forces and modern weapons to its southwest in reply to NATO’s plans to boost its presence in the Black Sea region, a Russian newspaper reported quoting Defense Ministry sources.

The military is planning to test the fresh forces, infrastructure and weapons deployed to the regions bordering the Black Sea in the headquarters exercise Caucasus-2016, scheduled for September, the sources told Novaya Gazeta daily. The exercise will include joint use of various forces in the Caucasus Mountains and on the Black Sea, they added.

The plans to reinforce Russia’s southwestern borders must be tied with NATO’s plans to boost its military presence in the region, as well as with its constant effort aimed at increasing the combat abilities of the Ukrainian Army, the newspaper suggested after receiving the sources’ information.

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The problem for NATO is that when Russia military weapons builders have delivered their equipment, that equipment works precisely as advertised if not better.

With Western made military equipment, many times the products are very much behind delivery schedule, way over budget, and not performing at all to spec, when field tested.

Jan 20 10:51

UK SOLD £1BN OF ARMS TO SAUDI ARABIA DESPITE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN YEMEN

“These figures are deeply worrying, showing that the UK continued to dispatch huge amounts of weaponry to Saudi Arabia despite overwhelming evidence that the Saudi war machine was laying waste to Yemeni homes, schools and hospitals,” the group’s head of policy and government affairs Allan Hogarth said.

“As officials were signing off these sales, hundreds – possibly thousands – of Yemeni civilians were dying in a terrifying barrage of indiscriminate Saudi airstrikes in the country.”

Hogarth said the law is unequivocal in the context of the Saudi-led airstrikes.

“Any Saudi attack, whether deliberate or not, that fails to adequately protect civilians is a violation of international law,” he said.

“And our obligations are equally clear – as a major supplier of Saudi Arabia’s weaponry, the UK is legally obliged to suspend arms exports.”

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A short memo to Allan Hogarth: this will only happen when pigs fly.

When it comes to money for UK arms dealers, coupled with insuring that it is the West's "regime changes" which stick, and not something home-grown, the UK will continue to operate with all the morals of a dead tree stump (and I WILL get emails from dead tree stumps, protesting that comparison.)

Jan 20 10:42

The Disturbing Navy Seal Wargames That Nobody Is Talking About

Did you know that the Navy SEALs just started a series of wargames that will take place in dozens of locations all over the coastline of Washington State, and will go on for at least another 2 years? I didn’t hear about it until recently. Unlike the notorious Jade Helm exercise, which was widely reported by both alternative and mainstream news sources, this operation has received very little attention since it started on January 14th, and virtually no attention before it began.

Jan 20 09:53

MIDWEEK SPOOF ~~ IRANIAN MISSILE TESTING

As sanctions end over nuclear program, US socks Iran with new sanctions over missile testing

Jan 20 09:35

How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish

The US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq, then distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it and how it was being spent.

The staggering scale of the biggest transfer of cash in the history of the Federal Reserve has been graphically laid bare by a US congressional committee.

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But the government could not come up with the cash to guarantee safe drinking water to the people of Flint!

Jan 20 09:32

Photographing Drone War Protest Lands Peace Activist, Grandmother 6 Months in Prison

An upstate New York peace activist and grandmother is heading to jail today to begin a six-month sentence for photographing a protest at a base where U.S. drones are piloted remotely.

Jan 20 08:56

LIBYA WAS INVADED TO PREVENT PAN-AFRICAN CURRENCY

A declassified email sent on April 2, 2011 to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reveals the invasion of Libya was launched to prevent Muammar Gaddafi from establishing a pan-African currency based on Libya’s gold Dinar.

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Jan 20 08:51

VA Secretly Paid Exec Who Threatened Whistleblower $86,000 To Quit

A former Department of Veterans Affairs hospital director was paid $86,000 to resign after Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson determined he had retaliated against a whistle-blowing subordinate who reported him for doing little work, The Daily Caller News Foundation found.

Jan 20 08:49

In 2015, the US Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim Countries, Nearly 1 Bomb For Every Terrorist

In a recent report, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Micah Zenko, noted that the United States has dropped an estimated 23,144 bombs in the Muslim-majority countries of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. That is over 60 bombs a day!

One of the focal reports of Zenko’s report is that despite the dropping of tens of thousands of bombs on the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations, recruitment for these groups is increased with every bomb dropped by a foreign power onto indigenous soil.

Jan 20 08:43

Today, This Grandmother Is Going to Jail for Peacefully Protesting the US Drone War

By Carey Wedler

On Tuesday, a New York grandmother returned to jail on previous charges filed against her for protesting U.S. drone warfare in 2013. Mary Anne Grady Flores, 58, was photographing other activists as they peacefully protested armed drones at the Syracuse Hancock Air Base in February 2013.

Judges in the town of DeWitt, where the base is located, had issued “orders of protection” to activists in order to keep them away from the base...

Jan 20 08:18

5 of the worst atrocities carried out by the British Empire

Although the proponents of Empire say it brought various economic developments to parts of the world it controlled, critics point to massacres, famines and the use of concentration camps by the British Empire.

Jan 20 08:01

Britain and Saudi Arabia: Partners in High Crimes

British Prime Minister David Cameron defended the indefensible on state-owned, operated and controlled BBC - discussing his regime’s policy of selling Saudi Arabia terror weapons.

They’re used for regional naked aggression, along with brutal internal repression. More on Britain’s deplorable policy below.
An earlier article discussed Cameron’s partnership with Washington and Riyadh.

They’re waging terror war on Yemenis, indiscriminately killing civilians, slaughtering them in cold blood, both countries choosing terror-bombing targets - including residential neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, refugee camps, food storage areas, mosques and other nonmilitary sites, committing slow-motion genocide, largely ignored by major media scoundrels.

Yemen is Obama’s war. Britain has its own imperial aims, both nations indifferent to unspeakable human suffering, wanting information on their complicity with high crimes suppressed.

Jan 20 08:00

U.S Prepared Hitler for War With the USSR

In the 1930s, Russia (USSR) developed a rate significantly outstripping the rate of development of all other countries of the world. This situation did not suit the focus of the world's evil – the United States and certain international circles.

Germany began to prepare for war with Russia, i.e. with the Soviet Union. And again the leadership of Germany was placed in a network that eventually ruined its people, acquiring world domination for the U.S. Yes, that's right. The Germans in the Second world war won world domination, without realizing it, not for himself but for U.S.

Jan 20 07:47

THE 21st CENTURY: AN ERA OF FRAUD

In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way. On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda. In the 21st century this fraud multiplied many times. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya were destroyed, and Iran and Syria would also have been destroyed if the President of Russia had not prevented it.

Jan 19 23:37

Week Fifteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: when no news is good news

The Russians are steadily degrading Daesh on many levels: they are hitting their command posts, their ammo dumps, their logistics and supply routes, their training bases, etc. Since a lot of those targets have now been destroyed, the Russians are also proving more and more close air support, that is to say that they are now flying sorties in direct support of Syrian army operations. There is also mounting evidence that Russian officers are now working closely with the frontline Syrian units.

Jan 19 23:29

Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives?

Obama administration announced new online initiatives to bolster its foreign policy narratives and as a means to counter others, for example, this network, RT.

Maybe a better course of action would be for the US State Department to ask itself why fewer and fewer people trust and believe it?

CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Don DeBar and James Carden.

Also see: Uncle Sam Got a Shiny New Propaganda Bullhorn for Christmas

Jan 19 23:25

Russian Red Scare No Longer Works

The EU has no-one else to blame for its present stresses and strains but itself, owing to its craven subservience to Washington's reckless policies.

The American and British governments are launching yet another media campaign to demonize Russia, with tall claims that the Kremlin is infiltrating European political parties and news media. The dastardly Russian aim, we are told, is to destroy the European Union.

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Washington and its trusty sidekick in London are desperately seeking to turn back the clock to the “good old days” when they could control their public through scare stories.

Jan 19 21:08

Yet Another Military-Industrial-Complex Power Grab

After examining 14 million records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, we found that, on average, for every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation’s most politically active corporations received $760 from the government. The $4.4 trillion total represents two-thirds of the $6.5 trillion that individual taxpayers paid into the federal treasury.

Jan 19 12:25

Who Killed Martin Luther King? The Cover-Up of the Century

On December 8, 1999, a jury in Memphis, Tennessee, reached the verdict that Martin Luther King Jr. was killed as a result of a conspiracy involving the FBI, CIA, U.S. Army, Memphis police and the Mafia. After a five week trial which presented 70 witnesses, the jury (made up of six blacks and six whites) rejected the official position that the civil rights titan was shot by a lone assassin, James Earl Ray, who was jailed for 99 years for the crime and died in 1998. The verdict concluded a wrongful death civil lawsuit brought by the King family against Loyd Jowers, owner of Jim‚s Grill, a Memphis cafe located next to the scene of the shooting when it took place on April 4, 1968. The jury found Jowers guilty as one part of a large conspiracy created by government agencies. Jowers admitted his role but insisted that he did not know the identity of the target.

Jan 19 12:21

The Jewish Plan to Murder Six Million Europeans

Abba Kovner and his faction Nakam planned the genocide of 6 million Europeans post WWII. Kovner was arrested aboard a British destroyer with enough poison to murder the inhabitants of four major European cities through their water supplies.

Bizarrely after only a year in custody the genocidal terrorist Kovner was quietly released into Jewish Israeli hands.

Jan 19 11:22

Some Bad Ass History:Saladin!

Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub was born in the small town of Tikrit to Kurdish Muslim parents in the year 1137 CE. He would become one of the most influential and admired military leaders in medieval history; loved by his people and respected by his enemies for years to come.

Now Salah al-Din was renowned throughout the world for his ability to not be a dick to people. So when he took over the vast Arab territories, the Christian knight commander Raynald of Chatillon decided it would be cool to fuck with him and try to provoke him into a fight.

Finally, Salah al-Din was like, "OK seriously, fuck this guy." and he set out to kick the ass of Raynald of Chatillon.

Salah al-Din sold all the captured knights back to their families for hefty ransoms except for Raynald, who was executed because he had been both a total bitch and a pain in the ass.

Jan 19 10:02

MONSANTO SUPPLIED CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO ISRAEL; GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES

Monsanto’s history in the food and pesticide business has become well documented. The Big Agricultural giant has found themselves in many a headline from the production of synthetic marijuana patents to Indian farmers committing mass suicide, to the run of the mill lawsuit over cross pollination of crops. In short, Monsanto is on every turn in the agricultural world; yet in another terrifying turn they’ve now been linked to the use of White Phosphorus on Palestinians in Gaza 2008 and 2009.

Jan 19 09:08

Top General Warns of New ISIS Threat… in Jamaica?

It appears America’s military fear-mongers have just about run out of new ways to try to frighten us into submission. So the best they are able to come up with now is to say the boogie men are heading south, to the blue waters and delightful beaches of the very un-Muslim Caribbean.

Jan 19 08:21

Israel vs Iran: Israel Loses, *Big* Time

First, there has never been any real evidence of an Iranian military nuclear program, but even more important is the fact that Iran never had any need for nuclear weapons. A lot of anti-Iranian propaganda is directly predicated on the notion that having nuclear weapons is highly desirable, yields some big advantage, and that all nations would want to acquire them. This is utter nonsense. In reality, possessing a few nuclear devices would only turn these devices into high priority targets for destruction by the USA and/or Israel. And even if, by some miracle, the Iranians managed to hide these devices while deploying them on missiles or aircraft, using any one such device would guarantee a massive retaliation from the Empire. What is the point of having a few nukes when Israel has hundreds?

Jan 19 08:02

PENN ENVY: FEAR OF CITIZEN JOURNALISM DEFINED COMMERCIAL MEDIA’S HOSTILE RESPONSE TO THE INTERVIEW OF THE DECADE

Sean Penn & Kate del Castillo Scooped the Press and Embarrassed the US & Mexican Governments in Interview with Chapo Guzmán Oscar winner Sean Penn and Mexican film and TV star Kate del Castillo recently played staring roles as citizen journalists and scooped the world’s major media outlets by scoring a sit-down interview with a notorious Mexican narco-trafficker: Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (aka Chapo Guzmán). As one of the longtime leaders of the powerful Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization, Guzmán has been on the run from law enforcers for years — having previously twice escaped from high-security Mexican prisons.

Jan 19 04:13

More Islamic State Terrorism in Jakarta, Indonesia? A First Glance Only Raises Questions

Though the actual people pulling the triggers in these terror acts may be Islamic extremists, in every case there are invisible imperialistic government forces from the West that are pulling the strings from behind the scenes, most often CIA handlers who coordinate state sponsored covert operations working directly with the alleged terrorist patsies, financing, arming and training them. Former career military intelligence and CIA officer and whistleblower Robert David Steele said:

Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.

Regarding the violence in Jakarta, Robert David Steele believes that the CIA cannot be discounted as possible perpetrators. Several months ago his open source intelligence network "documented expectations that CIA planned to begin covert operations in Indonesia to further inflame the equation of Islam with terrorism."

Jan 18 19:24

Why hasn't the mystery of Gulf War Syndrome been solved?

"I had terrible sweats and fevers," says Sean Rusling. "I was a bit of a mess."

The former Royal Army Medical Corps sergeant blames his illness on a series of vaccinations ahead of the outbreak of fighting in the 1991 Gulf War. His health declined rapidly, including temporary paralysis of one leg and what he describes as a "total physical and mental breakdown" after he returned to the UK. Within four years, he was out of the Army. He was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the age of 37 and, hasn't worked since.

"It's an insult that the Ministry of Defence doesn't recognise the condition suffered by me and so many others," says Rusling, now 56.

Jan 18 15:44

Ron Paul Rips Neocons: Their ‘Greatest Fear Is For Peace to Break Out’

Ron Paul blasted neocons for espousing a “failed ideology” of foreign policy in his syndicated column Monday.

Jan 18 15:09

US drive to war with China dominates Philippine presidential election campaigns

On January 10, the election season for the presidential election to be held on May 9 officially opened in the Philippines. At the center of all of the campaigns—characterized by corruption scandals and threats of electoral disqualification—is the threat of war with China.

Jan 18 14:12

Pentagon report: Iran took SIM cards from detained U.S. sailors' phones

Iranian soldiers removed two SIM cards from two handheld satellite phones but otherwise returned all weapons, ammunition and equipment when they released 10 U.S. sailors and their two boats last week, the Pentagon said Monday.

The first public report from U.S. Central Command into the incident provided that and other new details but did not answer the key question of why the U.S. Navy crews deviated from their course in the Persian Gulf and entered Iranian waters.

(* no No NO! they took the SIM cards!
Official Pentagram Souce)

Jan 18 13:52

The international gangster

Is the U.S. government an international gangster? No doubt, America is one of the most aggressive nations in the world. The U.S. has fought by far the largest number of wars based on propaganda pretenses. It has broken the international laws of war, maintained secret prisons, bombed innocents in Libya and Syria for “humanitarian” reasons, armed terrorists in those countries, and trained and instigated them to overthrowing legitimate regimes. It’s droned-bombed wedding parties (see here and here) and hospitals.

Jan 18 13:43

NAVY SEALS CARRY OUT DOMESTIC WAR GAMES, U.S. CITIZENS NORMALIZED AS ‘THE ENEMY’

United States Navy SEALs planned war games in the state of Washington for mid-January, where they would encroach upon residential areas, state parks, national parks, etc, without the consent of the public. The war games treat citizens as pawns because SEALs were trained to react to citizens as potential terrorists. One of the most alarming aspects of the war games, which were reported on by Truthout journalist Dahr Jamail, is how it normalizes the idea that U.S. citizens can be enemies. The war games suggest a future where many more military exercises run roughshod over public spaces and soldiers simulate how citizens could pose a danger to them.

Jan 18 10:14

THE CASE AGAINST NOAHIDE LAW

Americans in their current Islamophobic fervor seem to be terrified of the imposition of Shariah Law upon the nation. They are completely unaware that their nation has already been sold over and that their American legal system has been hijacked by the Talmudics and that their once Napoleonic judicial system has been altered into a truly “jewdicial system”.

Jan 18 08:55

Playing Games with War Deaths

There’s a double standard in how the U.S. mainstream media reports civilian deaths depending if the U.S. military is fighting the wars or not, accepting absurdly low numbers when the U.S. is at fault and hyping death tolls when “enemies” are involved, a manipulation of human tragedy, says Nicolas J S Davies.

Jan 17 22:58

Russia Deploys Electronic Warfare System as Syrian Army Prepares for Major Offensive

But with backing from Russian airstrikes and foreign fighters, Syria's armed forces are slowly advancing south and southeast of the city.

"This will be the biggest military operation in Syria since the beginning of the war," one commander with pro-government forces told AFP.

Jan 17 21:35

ISIS commits massacre in village in Deir Ezzor, claiming the lives of 300 civilians

Daesh (the so called ISIS, ISIL) mercenary-terrorists committed a massacre in al-Bghailiye village (in Deir Ezzor’s western countryside), claiming the lives of around 300 civilians, most of them women, children, and elderly people, local sources said to SANA reporters.

Jan 17 13:19

In War Games, Navy SEALs Normalize Treating U.S. Citizens as Enemy

United States Navy SEALs planned war games in the state of Washington for mid-January, where they would encroach upon residential areas, state parks, national parks, etc, without the consent of the public. The war games treat citizens as pawns because SEALs were trained to react to citizens as potential terrorists.

One of the most alarming aspects of the war games, which were reported on by Truthout journalist Dahr Jamail, is how it normalizes the idea that U.S. citizens can be enemies. The war games suggest a future where many more military exercises run roughshod over public spaces and soldiers simulate how citizens could pose a danger to them.

Jan 17 13:07

Home of Heroes: General David Shoup

A great Man and Marine!

"Until you're 21 you can't vote…can't participate in this great democratic process. But you can make your vote heard. You don't have to be a vegetable 'til you're 21. You can demonstrate. Historically, demonstrations intended to bring unrealistic regimes to heel, have on balance, produced good for the exploited masses. It may be well that this technique has finally come in an exploding fashion to America and American students. It shows that you are thinking. That you're interested and want to do something to be heard. That you don't intend to sit ignorantly and idly by and watch this world panorama of confusion trot by under camouflage and not express yourselves about how you want the future to be. The future that will soon be your responsibility."

General David Shoup, USMC
Pierce College, May 14, 1966

Jan 17 11:49

This land is our land: American democracy, at a theater near you

Democracy has been projected on to a fictitious screen of good guy and bad guys. The people watch as impotent spectators, no longer even aware of the real story out there.

Ever since armed white ranchers took over federal property in Oregon the unfolding drama has resembled a parody of a Hollywood Western. Trouble is, no-one is quite sure who’s wearing the white hats as opposed to the black ones.

Jan 17 10:08

Sen. McCain Furious That Iran Treated US Sailors Well

McCain was furious that “Obama administration officials seem to be falling over themselves to offer praise for Iran’s graciousness” and was outraged that the Iranians dared interfere with the actions of US military vessels operating in Iranian waters.

In the world of John McCain, only the United States has the right to national sovereignty. The US military has the right to act anywhere and everywhere and the rest of the world dare not raise a question.

Jan 17 10:08

Dark Tourism: Meet The Man Who Takes Vacations In War Zones In Order To Experience The World

Dark tourism involves people travelling to places that are historically associated with death, pain and suffering. Many of us will probably not want to travel to such places for fear of our lives. But that is not the case for this English builder, Andrew Drury. According to CNN, for more than 20 years now, Drury has led a double life. The double life he has led is attending to his family and job, and at the same time, traveling around the world for

Jan 17 09:08

WHO IS THE THREAT TO WORLD PEACE? CHRISTIANS, JEWS, OR MUSLIMS (The US, Israel, or Iran)!

Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of the US Puppet Ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that interval of time, 1979 to the present, Iran has not invaded anyone. Not once. In fact Iran has not launched a war of aggression against another nation in 200 years. War is not their nature. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of Israel to emigrate!

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Jan 16 16:26

Fluid Alliances: War on Terror, Yesterday and Today

This is all quite shamelessly a far cry from when the ‘War on Terror’ was declared in 2001 and who knows what the future holds with respect to alliances in the war on the Syrian state. Perchance to say, if ISIS bides its time, it too, in several years will be heralded by the British and American governments as not only “moderate rebels” but “super-moderate rebels.”

Jan 16 16:00

WAR IS A RACKET

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts.

Jan 16 12:44

PTSD-afflicted veteran deprived of his 5 children over medical marijuana use

The family of a Gulf War veteran suffering PTSD lost custody of their youngest kids after moving from Colorado, where treatment with medical marijuana is legal, to Kansas, where pot is illegal. They have seen their children three times since last April.

Jan 16 11:49

British military advisers do assist Saudis in Yemen aistrikes – newspaper

UK military experts are “in control rooms” of the Saudi coalition bombing Houthi rebels in Yemen, a campaign that has killed thousands of people including civilians, British media has learnt. The MoD insists that Brits are not choosing airstrike targets.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir has confirmed that British officers are present in operational rooms of Saudi-led coalition and are training the anti-Houthi forces to conduct air warfare in Yemen, The Telegraph reports.

“We asked a number of allied countries to come and be part of the control center,” Adel al-Jubeir told journalists. “I know they are aware of the target lists.”

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Cameron must love the stench of the blood of innocents on his hands.

And despite the weasel wording from the UK's MOD, it is obvious that the US and UK are complicit in the massive deaths of civilians in this horrific war against the people of Yemen.

Jan 16 11:25

The Ascendance of Sociopaths in U.S. Governance

As any intelligent observer surveys the world’s economic and political landscape, he has to be disturbed - even dismayed and a bit frightened - by the gravity and number of problems that mark the horizon. We’re confronted by economic depression, looming financial chaos, serious currency inflation, onerous taxation, crippling regulation, a developing police state, and, worst of all, the prospect of a major war. It seems almost unbelievable that all these things could affect the U.S., which historically has been the land of the free.

How did we get here?

The reason is that a certain class of people - sociopaths - are now fully in control of major American institutions. Their beliefs and attitudes are insinuated throughout the economic, political, intellectual, and psychological/spiritual fabric of the U.S.

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The problem, as defined in the last paragraph stated here, is that the process of dictatorship has well and truly been engraved into law already; between the Patriot Act; the Homeland Security Act; the NDAA, the freedoms which used to be afforded to American citizens have been eviscerated to almost the point of non-existence.

9/11 was the apex of this manufactured changed, from a governmental managed and staged event, which was the horrific destruction of lives and buildings on that terrible day. It was all a fake, and a fraud, through which to "shock and awe" the American people into the cowed acceptance of the "big brother surveillance state", and lay the ground work for infinite, endless wars, ultimately for private profit.

I know I sound like a chipped CD on this, but people with intelligence, skills and kids, please get out of this country before it is too late; the window for such an action is narrowing exponentially.

Jan 16 08:34

Doubling Down on a Failed Strategy: The Pentagon’s Dangerous “New” Base Plan

Investing in “enduring” bases rather than diplomatic, political, and humanitarian efforts to reduce conflict across the region is likely to do little more than ensure enduring war.

Jan 15 22:04

Closing the 'Collapse Gap': The USSR Was Better Prepared for Collapse than the US

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I am not an expert or a scholar or an activist. I am more of an eye-witness. I watched the Soviet Union collapse, and I have tried to put my observations into a concise message. I will leave it up to you to decide just how urgent a message it is.

My talk tonight is about the lack of collapse-preparedness here in the United States. I will compare it with the situation in the Soviet Union, prior to its collapse. The rhetorical device I am going to use is the "Collapse Gap" – to go along with the Nuclear Gap, and the Space Gap, and various other superpower gaps that were fashionable during the Cold War.

~ Dmitry Orlov

Jan 15 16:38

Perpetual Bases, Perpetual War

Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East. Though this is being presented as a response to the rise of the Islamic State and other militant groups, there’s remarkably little that’s new about the Pentagon plan. For more than 36 years, the U.S. military has been building an unprecedented constellation of bases that stretches from Southern Europe and the Middle East to Africa and Southwest Asia.

Jan 15 13:13

Rand Paul Slams Fed, “Baffled” By Evangelicals’ Preference For War-Mongering GOP Candidates

In an exclusive interview with FTMDaily’s Jerry Robinson, U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul discusses the recent Senate vote on his “Audit the Fed” bill, as well as the lack of support of his candidacy within the American evangelical community.

Jan 15 11:26

Concrete Wasteland: Drone buzzes devastated Damascus neighborhood

Footage from a drone flying over a Damascus neighborhood shows the scale of destruction inflicted upon it by years of warfare.

Jan 15 10:57

US govt faces questions over civilian deaths in air strikes

The US military has come in for criticism – over the price it was apparently willing to pay to destroy an Islamic State cash vault.

Jan 15 10:33

Veteran’s Children Taken & Held Hostage by Govt Agents for Legally Treating his PTSD with Cannabis

By William N. Grigg

Disabled Navy veteran Raymond Schwab moved to Colorado last year to free himself from addictions that grew out of the pharmaceuticals prescribed by the VA to treat his service-related physical and psychological injuries.

As Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access points out, medical cannabis is an effective treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where other drugs fail. Veterans are successfully treating themselves despite the federal government’s prohibition.

Because Schwab is legally using medicinal cannabis in Colorado, officials in prohibitionist Kansas have abducted five of his children, ranging from 5 to 16 years of age...

Jan 15 10:08

Syria Pact Puts No Time Limit on Russia Campaign, Document Shows

Russia’s military is operating in Syria without a time limit under an accord between the two governments, which also agreed to a one-year notice period for either side to terminate the pact, according to the text of the deal dated Aug. 26 and published Thursday.

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Underscoring the fact that the government in Syria has NOT invited the US to come in and bomb the place to rubble to get ISIS (nudge nudge wink wink say no more).

Jan 15 09:24

US Air Force’s A-10 Warthog to Keep Fighting Daesh and 'Russian Aggression'

The US Air Force will delay retirement of the A-10 Warthog indefinitely, citing the ongoing threat of Daesh – and Russian "aggression."

Jan 15 09:24

Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush

Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush, saying he would be ‘ready on day one’

(*I called this one , when Graham 'Dropped Out' of the race >>>
http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/lindsey-graham-drops-out-preside...
and we thank you ! )

Jan 15 09:11

We Shouldn’t Take Their Oil

Donald Trump’s first presidential campaign ad pledges to “take their oil.” That’s what President (gasp) Trump would do after having “quickly cut the head off the Islamic State,” says the deep-voiced narrator.

Jan 15 09:05

Free Events: “Solving 9/11” Author Christopher Bollyn in Daytona Beach Jan. 17; Cocoa Beach Jan. 19

Join author Christopher Bollyn on January 17 at 2 pm in Daytona Beach for a discussion on his books "Solving 9-11: The Deception That Changed the World" and 'Solving 9-11: The Original Articles."

Mr. Bollyn will speak again January 19 at 6 pm in Cocoa Beach.

Mr. Bollyn will offer an independent analysis of the events of September 11, 2001, that includes historical and geopolitical background and examines the motivation of the people who played key roles in the destruction of the evidence and the obstruction of justice for the families of the victims.

The “Solving 9-11 Ends the Wars” speaking tour is made possible through donations from readers who support Chris’ efforts to reach out to the public. Visit www.Bollyn.com to donate and learn more about his investigative research, books and tour dates.

Jan 15 09:00

High rates of sexual abuse among US military children stems from culture of dehumanization

Recent figures obtained by the Associated Press have revealed the grim reality of child sex abuse as an epidemic among the US military.

Jan 15 08:40

The Formula of War vs. a Pandemic of Freedom

By Jon Rappoport

Making war makes money. Winning a war makes more money.

The desire to keep making war requires building up and maintaining a standing army.

When many nations are pursuing this general course, the “threat-need” for maintaining a standing army rises to a new level...

Jan 15 08:37

Russia has threatened the United States that will begin to reveal to the world what in Syria the coalition planes are up to

• Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Igor Konashenkov: If our (Western) colleagues are silent about the results of their bombing in Syria - we will have to inform the public about the consequences of their impact. If someone has not yet realized this - in vain mind that it will not do

• The Chief of the General Directorate of Operations RF Sergei RUDSKOJ: Our air force is in Syria so far had 5,662 combat flight, including 145 flights of strategic bombers. Our air campaign lasts a hundred days, during which time the Syrian government forces liberated 217 cities, towns and regain control over more than 1,000 square kilometers of national territory

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense of Russia - Igor Konashenkov general - said that Moscow is ready to inform the world public about air strikes in Syria Western coalition led by the US.

It is immediately pointed out: that Moscow will do so in order to "avoid different forgeries". So to clarify:

Jan 15 08:35

The US Navy Just Spent $2.1 Billion on a Fancy Transport Fleet That Sinks in High Seas

The U.S. Navy is spending millions of dollars to repair new high-speed transport ships built by Austal Ltd. because their weak bows can’t stand buffeting from high seas, according to the Pentagon’s chief weapons tester.

Jan 15 08:26

Two US military helicopters collide near Hawaii

The reported collision between two Marine Corps choppers carrying six crew members each happened just before midnight local time, Coast Guard spokeswoman Sara Mooers said on Friday.

The helicopters belonged to the Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay, she said, adding that Coast Guard crews have spotted a debris field about 2.5 miles (four kilometers) off the north shore of Oahu but no people.

Jan 15 06:29

Neocons Stamping Their Little Feet : Sen. McCain Furious Iran Treated US Sailors Well

According to McCain, “sovereign immune naval vessels are exempt from detention, boarding, or search. Their crews are not subject to detention or arrest.” Imagine the tune McCain would have been singing if a well-armed Iranian naval vessel had been spotted in US territorial waters off the coast of New York. Would he have so rigorously condemned any US interference in the actions of Iran’s sovereign naval vessels?

Jan 15 05:19

A “Homeland” Is a Country That Allows Domestic Use of Military

Have you seen Dahr Jamail’s report on U.S. military plans for war games in Washington state? I’m sure some observers imagine that the military is simply looking for a place to engage in safe and responsible and needed practice in hand-to-hand combat against incoming North Korean nuclear missiles, or perhaps to rehearse a humanitarian invasion of Russia to uphold the fundamental international law against Vladimir Putin’s existence.

But if you look over the history of domestic use of the U.S. military — such as by reading the new book Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military — it’s hard not to wonder whether, from the U.S. military’s point of view, at least a side benefit of the coming war game isn’t rehearsing for the next time citizens in kayaks interfere with a corporation intent on poisoning the earth’s climate with fossil fuels.

Jan 15 03:18

Why the Brookings Institution and the establishment love wars

Washington’s public relations operations for the military contracting firms that surround the US Capitol aren’t by for-profit PR firms, so much as they’re by ‘non-profit’ foundations and think tanks, which present that ‘non-profit’ cover for their sales-promotion campaigns on behalf of the real beneficiaries: owners and top executives of these gigantic ‘defense’ contracting corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Jan 14 12:20

Emails Prove Hillary Knew Libyan Rebels Were Conducting Ethnic Cleansing, Supported Them Anyway

On New Year’s Eve, the State Department released 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure as secretary of state. While much of the corporate media dove into investigating pointless gossip, Brad Hoff at the Levant Report decided to look for more clues into understanding the epic failure that was the 2011 war on Libya by the US and NATO.

But, perhaps, the most troubling revelation is that Secretary Clinton was being explicitly told that the Libyan rebel forces were conducting racially charged massacres of black Africans under the rationale of labeling them “foreign mercenaries.”

In an email on March 27, 2011 [PDF], Blumenthal informs Secretary Clinton that a Libyan rebel commander told him that “his troops continue to summarily execute all foreign mercenaries captured in the fighting.”

Summarily execute is a nice way of saying they are straight up killing anyone they see, who they think could be a “foreign mercenary.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How in the name of all that is right and moral could then-Secretary Clinton allow this to happen?!?

Because for her, the end justified the means, and the US government was hell-bent on regime change in Syria at any cost.

And why?!? Because Gaddafi was proposing a gold-backed dinar, which would have meant the end of the US dollar very quickly, after the introduction of such a currency.

One has to wonder just how much Clinton rejoiced in hearing precisely how Ghadaffi actually died (and I will share with you: it was not anything like the highly sanitized version presented by the world's presstitute whorespondents).

It was one of the worst deaths one could possibly imagine.

But the bottom line here is, do we really need another warmonger, interventionist President, as we have had for the last 4 administrations?!?

Take a good look at these endless wars; the American economy; the homeless encampments; the continuing outsourcing and offshoring of jobs, and the answer cannot possibly be "yes", with a straight face.

Jan 14 10:19

Doubling Down on a Failed Strategy

Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East. Though this is being presented as a response to the rise of the Islamic State and other militant groups, there's remarkably little that’s new about the Pentagon plan. For more than 36 years, the U.S. military has been building an unprecedented constellation of bases that stretches from Southern Europe and the Middle East to Africa and Southwest Asia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Doing something precisely the same way, but expecting a different outcome, is one of the classic definitions of insanity.

Jan 14 09:53

EMAILS EXPOSE CLOSE TIES BETWEEN HILLARY CLINTON AND ACCUSED WAR CRIMINAL HENRY KISSINGER

“I greatly admire the skill and aplomb with which you conduct our foreign policy,” wrote Henry Kissinger in a 2012 letter to “the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton.” The compliment was included as a handwritten postscript added to the printed letter.

The Feb. 7 letter, which was released in a batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is a request that she help declassify documents from Kissinger’s time as secretary of state, which he says constitute “a unique record of a critical period in American foreign policy.”

Critics say Kissinger helped carry out egregious war crimes in this critical period, during which he served as secretary of state under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's really not that complicated; sociopathic warmongers want to bind with other sociopathic warmongers!!

Jan 14 09:04

Donbas militia source claims Kiev forces shell Donetsk airport from mortars

The shelling was reportedly conducted from 120 mm mortars and some of the shells fell on the Volvo Center located not far from the air terminal

Pro-Kiev armed units opened fire from mortars at the territory of Donetsk airport on Wednesday, a source at the agencies of law and order of the self-proclaimed unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters.

"Ukrainian units opened fire at the airport compound at about 19:43 and the shelling lasted about thirty minutes," he said. The shelling was conducted from 120 mm mortars and some of the shells fell on the Volvo Center located not far from the air terminal.

Jan 14 09:00

War Party Torpedoes Peace in Ukraine with Bombing

The supporters of the war in Ukraine reiterated their unwillingness to implement the truce agreed in Minsk with the resumption of the bombing of the airport in Donetsk, as was denounced today by rebel sources.
The Security Service of the insurgent Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) confirmed the attack from positions of ultranationalist units against the airfield in ruins, controlled for months by militia, began at midnight and lasted two hours.

Quoted by the News Agency of Donetsk, the source said that Kiev troops used 82mm mortars and fired a total of 10 mines against the airport in the area dominated by the DPR.

Jan 13 23:56

Anti-immigrant 'Soldiers of Odin' raise concern in Finland

Oh! My Gosh! Viking Supremacist Militias are forming in Finland(WTF Finns are Turkic not Norse!) to combat the illegal immigrant problem. Can't you see it? A bunch of "Vikings" whacked out on Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms and Mead going toe to toe with the illegals.

Wearing black jackets adorned with a symbol of a Viking and the Finnish flag, the "Soldiers of Odin" have surfaced as self-proclaimed patriots patrolling the streets to protect native Finns from immigrants, worrying the government and police.

Jan 13 16:31

Emails expose close ties between Hillary Clinton and accused war criminal Henry Kissinger

“I greatly admire the skill and aplomb with which you conduct our foreign policy,” wrote Henry Kissinger in a 2012 letter to “the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton.” The compliment was included as a handwritten postscript added to the printed letter. The Feb. 7 letter, which was released in a batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is a request that she help declassify documents from Kissinger’s time as secretary of state, which he says constitute “a unique record of a critical period in American foreign policy.”

Jan 13 16:03

US Army Orders $900Mln on Chemical, Biological War Projects

The US Army has awarded 17 companies, including major corporations, $900 million in contracts for logistics and service support for biological and chemical war projects, the Department of Defense announced.

Jan 13 15:57

Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit

For centuries, treaties have defined the relationship between many Native American nations and the U.S. More than 370 ratified treaties have helped the U.S. expand its territory and led to many broken promises made to American Indians.

A rare exhibit of such treaties at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., looks back at this history. It currently features one of the first compacts between the U.S. and Native American nations – the Treaty of Canandaigua.

Jan 13 15:54

Broken Treaties 101

The United States has a long history in which it abused its relative power over other populations. Its relations with Native Americans were no different in this regard. The United States frequently signed and committed itself to treaties with Native Americans that they repeatedly broke, a practice that has been present in American policy since its inception.

Native Americans without Treaties

One of the largest groups of Native Americans without a treaty of recognition with the US are the Native Hawaiians—the native people that inhabited the State of Hawaii. Though it is undisputed that the Native Hawaiians are a native people—people that are indigenous to the land they now live on that were there before any contact with the US or European explorers—the Hawaiians are not what lawyers call a recognized tribe.

Jan 13 15:37

Ex-CIA director claims Daesh support growing faster than Al Qaeda’s did

Groups allying themselves with Islamic State are breeding faster than Al Qaeda affiliates ever did, a former CIA boss told Congress following the latest attack in Turkey, which officials say was carried out by a bomber connected with the terrorist group.

Jan 13 14:46

Alli McCracken Says ‘Send Obama to Gitmo’

President Obama should be given props for the progress made in thawing US-Cuban relations, but there’s a piece of unfinished business that he could – and should – still attend to: returning the US Naval Base in Guantanamo to the Cuban people. In doing so, he could also solve another dilemma that has plagued his administration: closing the Guantanamo prison.

Jan 13 11:32

The Biggest Threat

The headlines are filled with the latest alleged threat posed by ISIS – a band of savages thousands of miles away that, at most, has the capacity to inspire the crazies in our midst to acts of relatively smalltime violence.

Relative, that is, to the real threat of violence, which emanates from our own “defense” policies as formulated in Washington, D.C. – the very real and growing threat of nuclear war.

In short, the world is rapidly becoming a much more dangerous place. And it’s not because of ISIS, or the “terrorist threat” – it’s due to our policy of global intervention, which requires a “forward stance” that includes rattling the nuclear saber.

Why do we have over 7,000 nukes in our arsenal – enough to destroy the world several times over? Why are the contracts for “modernization” speeding through the procedural hoops faster than anyone can keep track of them?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ultimately, the cold, clear eye of historical perspective will judge President Obama as one of the most Machiavellian, sociopathic warmongers of the 21st century.

I am willing to bet the the Nobel Committee which awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize is collectively wringing their hands about how lousy a decision they made in awarding him what had previously been a rather significant global accolade.

Jan 13 09:34

Surprise Surprise: UN Peacekeepers Caught Paying 13-Year-Olds for Sex

Talk about spreading "peace"...

Shortly after Ban Ki Moon issued a zero tolerance policy on sex abuse, and only a month after the UN released a report that claimed “the credibility of the UN and peacekeeping operations are in jeopardy” from these cases, another incident has popped up. Investigators found that 4 peacekeepers apparently paid girls as young as 13 for sex at a camp for internally displaced refugees.

As if it couldn’t get any more disgusting than that, it cost them as little as 50 cents. The peacekeepers in question were from Gabon, Morocco, Burundi, and France, and it is the first time that the UN has admitted to wrongdoing from their workers in the Central African Republic.

Of course, none of this is really news to anyone who has been paying attention to UN peacekeeping missions over the years.

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Jan 13 09:23

WH Response to Iran’s Arrest of 10 U.S. Sailors in Persian Gulf: “Absolute Hooey”

Obama bragged of his ‘legacy’ nuclear deal with Iran in his final State of the Union speech last night yet said nothing about Iran seizing 10 crew members and two U.S. Navy riverine patrol boats. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested the 10 crew members, nine men and one woman in the Persian Gulf earlier yesterday...

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Jan 13 08:14

U.S. PAYS ALMOST $5 BILLION TO DEAD AND AWOL AFGHAN SOLDIERS

Afghan forces are struggling to man the front lines against a resurgent Taliban, in part because of untold numbers of "ghost" troops who are paid salaries but only exist on paper. The nationwide problem has been particularly severe in the southern Helmand province, where the Taliban have seized vast tracts of territory in the 12 months since the U.S. and NATO formally ended their combat mission and switched to training and support.

Jan 12 16:19

Does Obama’s Nuclear Modernization Make the Unthinkable ‘Thinkable’?

Even those who have advised President Obama on his modernization plan are concerned about the risks posed by the updated weapons

Jan 12 15:26

5 Quagmires President Obama (Probably) Won’t Address in His Last SOTU

President Obama may have abandoned the term "global war on terror" when he entered office, but he's leaving his successor with one in everything but name.

Jan 12 14:34

2016 To Bring Community or Civil War

can we come together to save our lives?

snip: This year, though, the "us" against "them" seems more like an us against us. Yes, the Evil Empire is still there, but gradually the Rebels are starting to turn on each other. We've all watched for years as the battle lines have been drawn: men against women; black against white; rich against poor; gay against straight. Rage-inducing stories about rapes on campuses counter rage-inducing stories about false accusations of rape on campus. Rage-inducing stories about cops shooting blacks counter rage-inducing stories about "knockout games" against whites. Milquetoast comics like Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld are baffled by racism jibes and white western feminists flee from the Cologne assault story as out-of-state ranchers swoop in to claim land from the federal government that the federal government stole in the first place.

Jan 12 14:24

You Can’t Trust the Government With Your Children — 10 Reasons

If there is one thing that the government wants American children to do it is join the military. Why do you think the government spends millions of dollars every year to recruit them? A seventeen-year-old can even join with parental consent. But if the government cared a whit about American children, it wouldn’t want them to join the military. This is because enlisting in the military can be hazardous to one’s health, safety, and morals. Here are just ten examples.

Jan 12 13:43

Nuclear War And Theft of 100 Nuclear and Radioactive Materials Each Year

In 1959, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower sought to reduce America’s atomic firepower by as much as 50% on the grounds that its stock alone was enough to wipe-out the entire human species and some.

Jan 12 13:42

US Can't Continue Offering Flimsy Security Guarantees to Half the Planet

Last week's alleged North Korean test of a hydrogen bomb begs the question about just how ready the US really is to risk war with nuclear-armed opponents for the sake of an archaic Cold War-era security doctrine, veteran political commentator Pat Buchanan suggests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or is it all a giant bluff?

Jan 12 12:31

Conn Hallinan’s 2015 “Are You Serious?” Awards

The U.S. Defense Department and Lockheed Martin lead the way in organizations having years as damaging as they are absurd.

Jan 12 10:43

The US in 2016: No Money for Social Programs, Cash to Burn for the Military

The US Navy’s “goals and objectives” outline for 2016, released last week, does not mince words: the first goal listed in the second subhead reads: “Buy more ships.”

And that is exactly what the world’s most powerful navy is doing. On Wednesday, the Defense Department announced it was moving forward with plans to replace its Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines, the most lethal killing machines in the history of mankind, with a completely new design beginning in 2021.

But the Ohio class is apparently in need of an upgrade, and the White House gave the Pentagon the go-ahead last Monday to send a “Request for Proposal” to the ship’s contractor, General Dynamics Electric Boat, approving funds for the building of a prototype. Each submarine, of which there will be 12, will cost an estimated $6-8 billion—not including research and development costs, the price of each submarine’s nearly 200 nuclear warheads, and associated operating costs—up from $2 billion for the Ohio class.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This shut down of food assistance benefits to people who need them the most, is immoral, and vile in the most hypocritical way possible.

Jan 12 10:39

U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim Countries in 2015

Council of Foreign Relations resident skeptic Micah Zenko recently tallied up how many bombs the United States has dropped on other countries and the results are as depressing as one would think. Zenko figured that since Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. has dropped around 23,144 bombs on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, all countries that are majority Muslim.

The chart, provided by the generally pro-State Department think tank, puts in stark terms how much destruction the U.S. has leveled on other countries. Whether or not one thinks such bombing is justified, it’s a blunt illustration of how much raw damage the United States inflicts on the Muslim world:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sick to my stomach, looking at those numbers.

As someone with a very clear recollection of the Vietnam War, the waste, the folly, and the moral darkness of the US government pursuing that war, with countless lives needlessly lost on both sides, I am, now at 66, an ardent Christian pacifist.

I believe in good faith negotiations to create a positive situation for all countries willing to engage in this process; unfortunately, my government continues to take the "slash, bomb, regime change, and burn" approach to geopolitics.

I would also observe that doing something the same way, over and over, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the classical definitions of insanity.

And also unfortunately, there is a point at which there is an equal, and opposite force against such immoral behaviour.

The Hindus call it Karma; what goes around comes around; in Christianity, there is a statement by Jesus that "What you sew, you shall also reap".

Right now, geopolitically, the United States Government is reaping an industrial strength whirlwind of retribution against it, for the lousy choices it has made, and continues to make, and it will be We the People who will wind up paying for this, big-time.

People who know me understand that I am an optimist by nature, but looking at those numbers, optimism can be just a little hard to come by right now.

Jan 12 09:56

Nuclear War And The Theft of Nuclear and Radioactive Materials

By Graham Vanbergen

In 1959, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower sought to reduce America’s atomic firepower by as much as 50% on the grounds that its stock alone was enough to wipe-out the entire human species and then some.

Eisenhower was aware of US plans to kill millions of civilians in Russia in the event of a nuclear war. Documents revealed recently by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration confirms the “systematic destruction” of major cities, including 179 in Moscow, 145 in Leningrad and 91 in East Berlin. The targets are referred to as DGZs or “Designated Ground Zeros.” While many are industrial facilities, government buildings and the like, one for each city is simply designated “Population.” In other words, America had atomic weapons targeted on mass population areas to kill as many civilians as possible in the event of a conflict with Russia...

Jan 12 09:46

“The National Shame Continues”: On Its 14th Anniversary, Will Guantánamo Ever Be Closed?

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo, where 107 prisoners are still being held.

Jan 12 09:24

IN YEMEN, CIVILIANS SUFFER RELENTLESS BOMBING BY SAUDI-LED COALITION

AFTER NEARLY 10 MONTHS of war, the destruction of Yemen continues with little respite for civilians.

On Sunday, a hospital in northern Yemen supported by Doctors Without Borders (known by its French acronym, MSF) was bombed, killing at least five people and destroying several buildings that were part of the facility. Ten people were injured in the attack, including three of the group’s staff.

The humanitarian group said it cannot confirm the origin of the attack but that planes were seen flying over the facility at the time. The only air power currently operating in Yemen is a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states that have waged a relentless bombing campaign since March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully ironic that our Nobel Peace-Prize winning President seems so desirous of wanting to top his predecessor's record for sheer carnage.

The amount of blood this man has on his hands, from more mishandling of Afghanistan, to Iraq, to Libya, to Syria, to Yemen, is utterly...astonishing.

IF, as this article states, "The United States has backed the Saudi-led coalition with logistical and intelligence support.", I want to know the following: has the US government and military given the Saudi military the green light to bomb civilian infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, and private homes?!?

Because THAT, folks, is a war crime, period, end of discussion.

Jan 12 08:46

US Drones Attack Headquarters of Iraqi Popular Forces in Tikrit, Kill 9 People

The US military drones launched airstrikes on the popular forces in an area in Tikrit that had already been purged of terrorists, leaving two dozen casualties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Whooops! Our bad. Really; we feel terrible about these mistakes!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 12 07:52

83,000 British soldiers mentally or physically wounded in last 25 years – report

Britain’s wars have mentally or physically wounded 83,000 military veterans since the invasion of Kuwait 25 years ago, a new study reveals.

Jan 12 05:50

FATHER OF KOCH BROTHERS HELPED BUILD NAZI OIL REFINERY

The book, “Dark Money,” by Jane Mayer, traces the rise of the modern conservative movement through the activism and money of a handful of rich donors: among them Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to the Mellon banking fortune, and Harry and Lynde Bradley, brothers who became wealthy in part from military contracts but poured millions into anti-government philanthropy.

Jan 11 20:22

Cold prompts homeless man to damage police car in order to go to jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the temperatures outside keep dropping, the numbers of people seeking warmth in homeless shelters across the metro, keeps getting higher.

According to Kansas City police, a homeless man took a brick from his coat on Monday and threw it at a police car in the Central Patrol parking lot. Police said it broke a front headlight lens and scratched the front bumper.

Police said the man then got on the ground and said, "I give up."

Jan 11 16:32

Peace Prize President Obama Drops Over 23,000 Bombs on Muslims

"Let’s review U.S. counterterrorism bombing for 2015. Last year, the United States dropped an estimated total of 23,144 bombs in six countries. Of these, 22,110 were dropped in Iraq and Syria. This estimate is based on the fact that the United States has conducted 77 percent of all airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, while there were 28,714 U.S.-led coalition munitions dropped in 2015. This overall estimate is probably slightly low, because it also assumes one bomb dropped in each drone strike in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, which is not always the case"

Jan 11 16:22

Russian air force provides support for 7,000 Syrian rebels advancing on ISIS – General Staff

The Russians are now flying air support for the Anti-Assad pro Syrian FSA against ISIS and their capital Raaqa! This is big. The days of Obama's terrorist army are about over!

Russia’s air force has hit 1,100 jihadist targets in Syria since the start of the year, enabling “patriotic” Syrian rebels to mount an offensive against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) strongholds in Raqqa and Palmyra.

“Russian aviation is providing support for all the patriotic forces fighting against international terrorists on Syria’s territory. Today, we are attacking targets on behalf of 11 democratic opposition militias, numbering over 7,000 in total,” Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff, said during a televised press briefing in Moscow.

Jan 11 16:12

Navy Uses US Citizens as Pawns in Domestic War Games

These exclusive Navy documents outline plans for combat training exercises along vast areas of Washington State coastline. Each shows the areas the Navy is prepared to utilize.

Jan 11 13:00

The Real Terrorists: The .01%

They consist of 16,000 individuals, about the size of a crowd at a professional basketball game. The inequality horror they’ve fomented is reaching far beyond the half of America that is in or near poverty, for it now impacts those of us well above the median, those of us in the second highest of four wealth quartiles.

Jan 11 12:35

IN YEMEN, CIVILIANS SUFFER RELENTLESS BOMBING BY SAUDI-LED COALITION

More than 6,000 people have been killed in the war, including over 2,800 civilians, the majority of them from airstrikes,according to the United Nations. The United States has backed the Saudi-led coalition with logistical and intelligence support, including crucial aerial refueling and targeting assistance, as well as billions of dollars worth of arms sales.

Jan 11 11:56

Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News’ Murdoch to Drill for Oil in Syria, Violating International Law

By Justin Gardner

While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists—leaving its children to die of starvation—another country plans to take advantage of the chaos by stealing resources from Syria’s southern region. The theft will be carried out by the most notorious pushers of military hegemony, and they don’t care that it violates international law...

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