Aug 13 10:46

Let’s Talk About Torture

The CIA’s torture-era leadership won’t repent. Even after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report saying in no uncertain terms that the CIA had tortured its prisoners, that torture was official U.S. government policy, and that torture never elicited any actionable intelligence that saved American lives, Bush-era CIA Directors George Tenet, Porter Goss, Michael Hayden, and several of their underlings announced plans to release a book justifying torture.

Aug 13 05:58


Over 60 inmates at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility have complained of abuse by prison guards in the wake of the June escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt. According to a New York Times report, they allege that the prison staff interrogated them by beating them, placing them in solitary confinement, and in at least one inmate’s case, throwing a bag over his head and threatening to waterboard him.

Aug 12 14:07

Israel's impending final solution for the Palestinians

Alan Hart assesses the chances of Israel’s final solution of the Palestinian “problem” being implemented, i.e. ethnically cleansing them from the holy land and blackmailing the world with its nuclear weapons.

Aug 12 13:01

Dozens of inmates abused after New York prison escape: Report

More than 60 inmates were viciously beaten and abused by guards in a New York state prison after the daring escape of two convicted killers in June, according to a new report.

Aug 12 09:20

New York governor implicated in torture by state prison officials

An investigation published Tuesday in the New York Times revealed that prison guards at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York systematically beat and tortured dozens of prisoners in June of this year.

Aug 12 08:41

5 Real 'Conspiracies' Confirmed By People Swept Up In Them

After his all-expenses-paid hotel stay, El-Masri was taken to the Skopje airport, where Macedonian officials admitted the whole thing was a huge misunderstanding and released him into the loving arms of his family. Just kidding -- he was handed over to CIA agents, who "stripped, hooded, shackled, and sodomized" him, before flying him off to Afghanistan to be locked away in a secret prison known as the "Salt Pit." There, he would be deprived of food, beaten, and tortured for nearly five fucking months before an agent thought to ask, "Wait, what did you say your name was again?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, this is the real shit the government does. Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt!

Aug 12 07:25

52 Presidents, US-Iran Nuclear Agreement, and the Centerpiece of US Foreign Policy Struggle

Israeli power over the making and implementing of US Middle East policy has led to the US invasions of Iraq, Syria and Libya; the current economic boycott and blockade of Iran; the breakup of Sudan; and the bombing of Somalia.

Aug 11 16:52

After Ferguson Unrest, St. Louis Police Bought Israeli Stink Weapons to Launch at Protesters

Another year, another series of violent protests in the city of Ferguson, just outside St. Louis, Missouri. But this time, the law-enforcement response may take a particularly fetid turn. Local police are armed with Skunk, a controversial chemical “malodorant” — or more plainly, an unbelievably foul-smelling liquid that can be fired at protestors to make them disperse, or mark them for later arrest.

Aug 11 15:46

A Far Flung Fight for Justice in Palestine - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

There is a sense that the Zionist representatives of a people who suffered horribly during World War II have betrayed the moral lessons of that experience by adopting the practice of colonial conquest. At the same time the Zionists impose on the West a skewed picture of the Middle East.

Aug 11 12:03

Jeremy Corbyn wants war criminal Tony Blair to face justice

Tony Blair should stand trial for war crimes if the Chilcot Inquiry rules the former prime minister broke international law by invading Iraq in 2003, Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has said.

Aug 11 10:36

Pentagon’s Law of War Manual Justifies War Crimes and Press Censorship

snip: The Law of War Manual:

* Declares legitimate the use of nuclear weapons, stating, “There is no general prohibition in treaty or customary international law on the use of nuclear weapons.” Nor is the use of nuclear weapons considered “inherently disproportionate,” even if the target is a military force that does not possess nuclear weapons.

* Authorizes the use of incendiary weapons such as napalm, herbicides (such as Agent Orange in Vietnam), laser weapons and riot control agents (tear gas, pepper spray, etc.), as well as depleted uranium munitions.

* Authorizes cluster munitions, mines and booby-traps, noting that “the United States is not a Party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.”

* Authorizes the use of exploding (hollow-point) bullets, stating that the United States government was not a party to the 1868 St. Petersburg declaration banning their use or the 1899 Declaration on Expanding Bullets.

Aug 11 07:25

Thousands of Americans have been illegally detained in Chicago’s CIA-Style detention center

The majority of arrests were for low-level drug crimes. As the Guardian details, there were 1,175 arrests for heroin, 526 for cannabis, 484 for cocaine, and 464 for “unspecified” drug charges. 244 arrests were made in relation to firearms while other arrests were for “minor infractions such as traffic violations, public urination and driving without a seatbelt.”

Aug 10 17:43

The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria

by Dr. Franklin Lamb (reporting from Syria)

According to an aide to His Beatitude Youhanna X Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All The East, who briefed this observer on 8/4/2015 at the 6th century monastery of St. George, before the current crisis there were approximately 1.2 million Christians in Syria. Today there are estimated to be fewer than 400,000

Aug 10 16:30

U.K. conducted chemical weapons experiments on “unconsenting participants”

In 1963 the U.K. Ministry of Defense’s Porton Down military science center carried out the first of a series of tests to release zinc cadmium sulphide in the atmosphere over Norwich. It was one of many examples of secret experiments conducted in the name of military research during the 1950s and 1960s, now chronicled for the first time in a new bookby University of Kent historian Professor UlfSchmidt.

Aug 10 10:06

The Real Reasons We Dropped Atom Bombs on Japan

By David Redick

Due to the recent 70th anniversary of dropping two atom bombs on Japan, there has been a lot of discussion about why we did it. American ‘Patriots’ claim it was necessary to ‘save lives’ by avoiding an invasion of Japan. This is the standard false pitch from our self-serving ‘leaders’ in DC. I offer the info below as adequate proof that we did it for other less noble reasons...

Aug 10 09:16

20 Years Ago the US Backed a Brutal Ethnic Cleansing of Serbs - Russian TV (Video)

Interesting short clip.

14,000 dead, 5000 Missing, 200,000 forced to flee for their lives, never to return. Parallels to events in Ukraine are made.

This event and the subsequent bombing of Belgrade 4 years later ended Russian illusions about the intentions and character of NATO and the US.

Aug 10 08:05

Calls Rise for Tony Blair to Face War Crimes Trial

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They should ALL face war crimes trials!

Aug 10 06:16

Hijacking the Rhetoric

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

Aug 09 16:42

AE911TRUTH Newsletter July-August

AE911Truth Blueprint Newsletter || July — August 2015

Aug 09 12:18

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

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

Looks like things are getting interesting in Turkey.

Aug 09 10:48

Nagasaki mayor urges Obama to visit Japanese cities subject to US atomic bombings in 1945

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue has called on U.S. President Barrack Obama and the leaders of other nuclear powers to visit places of WWII atomic bombings in Japan.
"I am calling on U.S. President and the leaders of other countries to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki to see personally what happened there 70 years ago," Taue said on Sunday as he read out the Declaration of Peace at a remembrance ceremony for the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945.
"It is necessary to exert every effort to free the world from nuclear weapons," the mayor of Nagasaki said addressing the world leaders. "We have the strength to safeguard peace without nuclear weapons and war," he added.
Tomihisa Taue also voiced concern over a new Japanese law, which expands the powers of Japan’s self-defense forces.

Aug 09 07:52


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

Aug 09 07:01

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 09 06:50

Doctors who colluded in US torture vote to crawl 'out of the dark side

The largest association of psychologists in the United States voted to begin reversing its policy of collusion in torture on Friday by prohibiting members of the American Psychological Association from participating in the interrogation of US prisoners on foreign soil.

US torture doctors could face charges after report alleges post-9/11 'collusion'
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In the wake of a devastating internal report that undermined more than a decade of denial from medical professionals of their complicity in post-9/11 interrogations, the APA’s 173-member council of representatives consented almost unanimously to ban its thousands of psychologists from being involved in Bush-era tactics of torture as well as present-day non-coercive techniques.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bloody well about time!!

But what about the legal complicity in war crimes, in which these people aided and abetted the US military?!? Is this decision a "get out of jail free" card for them?!?

Aug 09 02:46

First step to reform: APA votes to bar psychologists from colluding in torture

The American Psychological Association (APA) on Friday voted overwhelmingly to bar its members from participating in the interrogation of U.S. prisoners on foreign soil, officially ending the association's complicity in torture of detainees and taking the first step out of "the dark side."

Aug 08 11:58

The Japanese are waiting for an apology from the US for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

According to the survey «Sputnik. Opinions ", conducted in Japan by Populus for the international news agency and Radio Sputnik, the majority of respondents of Japanese (61%) believe that the US should apologize for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The second statement, "the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki can not be justified by the war, as they led to a mass death of civilians," found more supporters - 74% of respondents agree with this statement.
74% of respondents believe that the bombing of the war can not be justified, since killed many civilians.

Aug 08 11:31

‘Woman spent days near dead son’s body waiting for help’: RT reporter recalls 2008 war in S.Ossetia

In September 2009, the European Union commission released the results of its special research into the conflict. The EU-ordered report said the war had been started "with a massive Georgian artillery attack," with Tbilisi's actions having been unjustified. There was no ongoing build-up or armed assault by Russia before the launch of the Georgian operation, the report said.
Seven years on, RT’s Madina Kochenova, who was reporting from refugee camps at the time, is still haunted by the tragic events she witnessed.
What surprised the journalist most, was that RT was the only international TV crew who reported from South Ossetia and North Ossetia. "All the other international crews were in Georgia," she said.

Aug 08 04:16

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

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

Aug 07 16:43

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

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

Aug 07 11:33

Russian TV Makes Great Short Documentary about Japanese Atomic Bombings (Video)

RTD’s Peter Scott visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki to investigate the real reasons behind the bombings.

Aug 07 09:21

To Defend Iran Deal, Obama Boasts that He's Bombed Seven Countries

Mr "I'm really good at killing people' and the Israel-firster neo-cons in Congress engage in a pissing contest and cry about hurt feelings while perpetuating wars

Aug 06 13:02

Still Uninvestigated After 50 Years: Did the U.S. Help Incite the 1965 Indonesia Massacre?

It is now fifty years since the so-called “G30S” or “Gestapu” (Gerakan September Tigahpuluh) event of September 30, 1965 in Indonesia, when six members of the Indonesian army general staff were brutally murdered. This event was a decisive moment in Indonesian history: it led to the overthrow of President Sukarno, his replacement by an army general, Suharto, and the subsequent massacre of a half million or more Indonesians targeted as communists.1 It is also forty years since I first wrote to suggest that the United States was implicated in this horrendous event,2 and thirty years since I wrote about it again in 1985 in the Canadian journal Pacific Affairs.3

Aug 06 12:19

U.S. General Wants FEMA Camps for Enemies of the State

Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr., a retired United States Army general and Democratic presidential candidate, has publicly called for “disloyal” and “radicalized Americans” to be placed in internment camps for the duration of the never-ending global war on terror.

Appearing on the cable news network show “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” on July 17, 2015, just after the shootings at two separate military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Clark explained (4:45) that during WWII “if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp; they were prisoners of war.”

Aug 06 11:21

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

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

Aug 06 08:45


[BBC] asked Buzzy Krongard, the CIA’s former executive director, if he thought waterboarding and painful stress positions were torture:

“Well, let’s put it this way, it is meant to make him as uncomfortable as possible. So I assume for, without getting into semantics, that’s torture. I’m comfortable with saying that,” he explained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And no one is made to take responsibility for the reality that this government has tortured?!?

That unholy trinity of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld should be cooling their heels at the International Court of Justice at the Hague for what they did, but, unfortunately, that will only happen when pigs fly.

Aug 05 11:16

Russia to publish report from Soviet embassy in Tokyo received after 1945 A-bombings

Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin has issued instructions to publish on the web-site of the Russian Historical Society the unique report Moscow received from the Soviet embassy in Tokyo immediately after the atom bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
The Russian diplomat described the report’s contents as the "first eye-witness account of the horrors of bombardments and of what was rightly termed as a crime against humanity. The document points out the effects of the bombings would be felt 70 years after," Ilyshev-Vvedensky said. "The present day merely confirms the conclusions made in that report," he concluded.
Senior Russian lawmakers call for declaring A-bombings of Japan crime against humanity

Aug 05 11:09

US drone wars in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia: Monthly report, July 2015

As many strikes hit Afghanistan in July (17) as in January to June combined
No strikes hit Pakistan for the second calendar month this year, now 56 days without incident
Number of confirmed drone strikes in Yemen in 2015 reaches 15
Unprecedented intense action as at least six strikes hit Somalia while US provides African Union peacekeepers close air support

Aug 05 09:11

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

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

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

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

Aug 05 09:07

Saadi Gaddafi torture video shows name guarantees ‘maximum mistreatment’ & no justice – lawyer to RT

A video apparently showing the torture of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son during interrogation in prison has been condemned by both HRW, and his legal representative, who told RT that the Gaddafi name alone is enough to guarantee “maximum sentence and maximum mistreatment.”
Libyan conflict

The undated video, recently released by Arabic Clear News outlet shows a group of men ill-treating several inmates and interrogating a captive who strongly resembles al-Saadi Gaddafi, the third son of the deceased Colonel who ruled the country for almost 40 years.

“It does appear to be Saadi Gaddafi,” Melinda Taylor, an international criminal court defense lawyer for Saadi Gaddafi told RT. “He looks the same in sense [that] his head ... [had been] shaved which happened to him last year.”

Aug 05 09:04


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

Aug 05 06:10

The Hilltop: A ‘Comic’ Zionist Lie

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

Aug 04 12:47

5 August 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the destruction of Serbian Krajina by Croatian troops

During operation of oluja" Croatian troops and the troops of Nazi ustashe (pictured) destroyed Serbian Krajina — the autonomy of Serbs in Croatia. The operation was accompanied by civilian casualties and wore the features of ethnic cleansing.

Aug 04 11:55

Thanks to Reliance on "Signature" Drone Strikes, US Military Doesn't Know Who It's Killing

Last month, on June 9, the United States launched a drone strike that killed Nasir al-Wuhayshi, a high-ranking leader in the Islamic militant group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). What makes the strike notable is that it was a coincidence: The CIA - the agency that pulled the trigger - had no idea al-Wuhayshi was among the group of suspected militants it targeted. Al-Wuhayshi's death at the hands of a US drone reveals that the United States continues to fire drone missiles at people whose identities it does not know.

Aug 04 09:29

Ex-CIA executive director admits waterboarding is ‘torture’

The most senior CIA officer on record yet has said he’s “comfortable with saying” that waterboarding and related interrogation methods were “torture.” He was commenting on the post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” tactics used by the Bush Administration.

The remarks by former executive director of the CIA, Alvin ‘Buzzy’ Krongard (2001-2004), were made to BBC’s Panorama. The third most senior former official at the agency was asked if he thought waterboarding and related tools amounted to torture.

“Well, let's put it this way, it is meant to make him (the suspect) as uncomfortable as possible. So I assume, without getting into semantics, that's torture. I'm comfortable with saying that."

Aug 04 09:05


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

Aug 04 08:30


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

Aug 04 08:28


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

Aug 03 14:10

Hypocrisy on Display as US Lavishes Military Aid on Egypt

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

Aug 03 12:47

Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report

A Reuters examination, based on interviews with more than a dozen sources in Washington and foreign capitals, shows that the government office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was repeatedly overruled by senior American diplomats and pressured into inflating assessments of 14 strategically important countries in this year’s Trafficking in Persons report.

In all, analysts in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons - or J/TIP, as it’s known within the U.S. government — disagreed with U.S. diplomatic bureaus on ratings for 17 countries, the sources said.

Aug 03 10:56

Anti-torture reforms opposed within psychology group after damning report

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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


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

Aug 03 09:57

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

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

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

Aug 03 01:29

Homeland Security Idle on 2008 EMP Threat: “Gov’t Dysfunction Preventing … Protecting Ourselves”

The catastrophe that could come from an EMP would be overwhelming and devastating to the infrastructure that hundreds of millions depend upon, yet Homeland Security has done absolutely nothing to harden the grid or take basic precautions since it was warned in a 2008 report. According to the Washington Free Beacon:

The Department of Homeland Security has failed to address a single recommendation from a 2008 Critical National Infrastructures report to assess the threat of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks and solar storms…


Aug 02 20:38

Lies My History Teacher Told Me

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

Aug 02 15:17

How Israel protects its settlers who burn Palestinian children alive

Before dawn on Friday morning, Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler, was burned to death in an arson attack on two homes in the village of Duma in the northern occupied West Bank.

The murder of Ali Dawabsha is not the first time Israeli settlers have burned Palestinians alive.

Aug 02 15:04

Middle East chaos: Cock-up or conspiracy?

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

Aug 01 10:23

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Aug 01 09:48

Partial Birth Abortion and The Baby Body Parts Market

Buncha damn Ghouls!

Here is the Interstate Commerce Loophole

The clinics “donate” fetal tissue to the harvesters who then donate them to the researchers. The Harvesters pay clinics a lease fee for the space they use to process the dead baby bodies. They are also allowed to charge reasonable sums associated with the transportation, implantation, processing, preservation quality control, or storage of human fetal tissue.

An email from way back in 1994 purportedly leaked from the University of Washington describes how fetal products are readied for market:

Jul 31 18:42

Erodogan and Netanyahu Declare War

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

Jul 30 15:19

Ron Paul: “All Wars Paid For Through Debasing the Currency”

Seen from the proper angle, the dollar is revealed to be a paper thin instrument of warfare, a ripple effect on the people, a twisted illusion, a weaponized money now engaged in a covert economic warfare that threatens their very livelihood.

The former Congressman and presidential candidate explained:

Almost all wars have been paid for through inflation… the practice always ends badly as currency becomes debased leading to upward pressure on prices.


Jul 30 14:38

Israel moves to legalize Gitmo-style force-feeding of hunger strikers

The Israeli parliament has passed a bill that allows the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners who resort to hunger strikes to protest their administrative detention without charge. The national medical association said the procedure amounts to torture.

The 120-seat Knesset approved the controversial bill, with 46 legislators in favor and 40 against it. Called “Law to prevent harm caused by hunger strikes,” it describes a procedure that would allow prison staff to use rubber tubes to deliver nutrition to protesting detainees against their will.

Jul 30 13:54

UK forces' policy of detention in Afghanistan was unlawful, Court of Appeal upholds

The Court of Appeal has unanimously confirmed that the British armed forces' use of detention in Afghanistan was unlawful, following an appeal by the British government.

Jul 30 13:44

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

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

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

Jul 30 05:29

Israel accused of killing 75 children during day of 'carnage' and war crimes in Gaza war

Using interviews, video footage, photographs and other evidence the researchers pieced together a timeline of events concluding that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) “Hannibal Directive” had been enacted.

The controversial military procedure could be the subject of criminal investigation in Israel, where officials admitted it was enacted on the day of Lt Goldin’s disappearance.

Under the directive, Israeli forces can respond to the capture of a soldier with intense firepower which some analysts have claimed aim to kill the soldier rather than let them fall alive into enemy hands.

Mr Luther said the goal was to “foil Lt Goldin’s capture at any cost…seeing entire districts of Rafah, including heavily populated residential areas, bombarded without distinction between civilians and military targets”.

Jul 29 21:52

Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes during Rafah 'carnage'

In what the global human rights NGO has described as a "cutting edge investigation", the Israeli army was found to have conducted "disproportionate, or otherwise indiscriminate, attacks which killed scores of civilians in their homes, on the streets and in vehicles and injured many more."

Jul 28 22:00

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

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

Jul 28 07:42

CIA ran up $40 million tab turning out Senate torture report, documents show

The $40 million cost of producing the Senate torture report was incurred by the CIA, not lawmakers, newly obtained contracting documents reveal, as the agency insisted on outsourcing much of the work to the agency’s long-time contractor.

Jul 27 15:05

Obama Gitmo plan: Kick out half, bring in half

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

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

Jul 27 10:39

UN Remains Barred From Visiting US Prisons Amid Abuse Charges

When U.S. President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Correctional Facility in Oklahoma last week to check on living conditions of prisoners incarcerated there, no one in authority could prevent him from visiting the prison.

Obama, the first sitting president to visit a federal penitentiary, said “in too many places, black boys and black men, and Latino boys and Latino men experience being treated different under the law.”

The visit itself was described as “unprecedented” and “historic.”

But the United Nations has not been as lucky as the U.S. president was. Several U.N. officials, armed with mandates from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, have been barred from U.S. penitentiaries which are routinely accused of being steeped in a culture of violence.

Jul 27 08:49

Canadians get on board the torture train

Just before the annual orgy of Canada Day self-celebration, the Pew Research Center released a poll revealing that over one-third of Canadians supported the use of torture. This was no late April Fool's joke, but rather a shocking figure that was part of a global survey on U.S. foreign policy and the use of what has been referred to as "enhanced interrogation techniques."

The survey asked very pointedly: "If the Canadian government used torture against people 'suspected' of terrorism to try to gain information about possible attacks in our country, do you think this could be justified or could not be justified?" In response, 37 per cent said yes, while two per cent said "it depends."

Jul 27 08:46

Accountability for U.S. Torture: Spain

One hundred and fifty-five countries, including Spain and the United States, are party to the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT). Those countries have committed to investigating, prosecuting and punishing torturers. Spain is additionally obligated under the Geneva Conventions to investigate allegations of torture and war crimes.

In a decision related to the alleged torture and abuse of four former Guantánamo detainees Hamed Abderrahman Ahmed, Ikassrien Lahcen, Jamiel Abdul Latif Al Banna and Omar Deghayes, Judge Baltasar Garzón of Spain opened a preliminary investigation into what he termed “an authorized and systematic plan of torture” in US detention facilities in March 2009. This action was brought under the principle of universal jurisdiction.

Jul 26 12:59

World Jewry feels increasingly endangered, embarrassed by Israel, study finds

Jews around the world, especially younger ones, feel increasingly embarrassed and endangered by Israel and its actions, especially after last summer’s massacre in Gaza.

Jul 26 12:56

President Bashar al-Assad: “This Homeland is ours and defending it is our duty”

Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the West still deals with terrorism in a hypocritical way.

God bless President Bashar Al-Assas ,the only leader that is truly fighting the war on terror.

Jul 26 12:24

The Truth about the Conflict with Russia

The current conflict between the US and Russia is due to one simple reason: the Ashkenazim. They have a debt to settle with Russia.

Allow us to forward a bit of chronological tables as we delve into the nitty-gritty behind the conflict.

The Ashkenazim – descendants of the gentile Ashkenaz the Japhetite – are a resilient roaming Turkic people.......

Jul 25 07:25

The Russia-U.S. Conventional Military Balance

The sole real purpose of the US military is to regularly beat up on some small, more or less defenseless country, either in order to rob it of its resources, overthrow a government daring to defy the World Hegemon, or just to make an example of it. The US military was never designed to fight a major war against a sophisticated enemy.

Jul 24 18:05

The War on Conspiracy Realists Continues

David Cameron himself inadvertently identified whom some of these wealthy string-pullers are: Jewish Zionists committed to overturning every regime in the Middle East that is not yet subordinated to Tel Aviv.,/STRONG>

Jul 24 16:53

MEGA BEX ALERT!!! - "U.S. Preparing to Release Convicted Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard, Officials Say"

The Obama administration is preparing to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from prison, according to U.S. officials, some of whom hope the move will smooth relations with Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal.

Such a decision would end a decadeslong fight over Mr. Pollard, who was arrested on charges of spying for Israel in 1985 and later sentenced to life in prison. The case has long been a source of tension between the U.S. and Israel, which has argued that a life sentence for spying on behalf of a close U.S. partner is too harsh. Israel has for years sought Mr. Pollard’s early release, only to be rejected by the U.S.

Now, some U.S. officials are pushing for Mr. Pollard’s release in a matter of weeks. Others expect it could take months, possibly until his parole consideration date in November.

Jul 23 15:07

Confederate History-Dispelling The Myths

History books, the media, the school systems, etc abound in falsehoods and inaccuracies of Confederate and Southern history. This fact sheet will help to clarify and dispell some of these rampant inaccuracies.

MYTH - The War of 1861 - 1865 was fought over slavery.

FACT - Terribly untrue. The North fought the war over money. Plain and simple. When the South started Secession, Lincoln was asked, "Why not let the South go in peace?" To which he replied, "I can't let them go. Who would pay for the government?" Sensing total financial ruin for the North, Lincoln waged war on the South. The South fought the War to repel Northern aggression and invasion.

Jul 23 14:46

Reviewing Trashy Hasbara against BDS

Definitely not ‘civilized’ western nations, their governments, churches and media, nor Arab countries shackled to US dollars. Palestinians are, moreover, abandoned by a spineless UN, and betrayed by the treason of the Palestinian Authority that collaborates with Israel. Apart from BDS friends and actions, Palestine is alone.

Jul 23 10:22

Obama regime moves to block release of Guantanamo force feeding tapes

The Obama administration last night asked a federal judge to reconsider her order to release the Guantánamo force-feeding tapes.

In the ongoing First Amendment battle by 16 press organizations seeking to publish the video tapes of former detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab being force-fed, Judge Gladys Kessler issued an order on July 10th that the government complete key redactions and prepare the tapes for release by September 30th.

Last night, however, the Obama administration filed a motion for reconsideration of that order with Judge Kessler. Justice Department lawyers claim in their filing that releasing the footage will aid extremist groups and say the press have no First Amendment right to the evidence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We The People have an inalienable right to know if the US Government has committed war crimes!

Jul 21 13:38

International Nuclear Hypocrisy

Iran vs Israel: NPT non-signatory nuclear armed Israel is the global threat. Shouldn’t the world impose on Israel harsher financial and economic sanctions, boycott and political seclusion than they had imposed on the NPT signatory peaceful nuclear Iran???

Jul 21 08:35

VIDEO: TV documentary about MKUltra (1979)

Freak out on this classic 1970s exposé about the CIA's Project MKUltra 1950s LSD mind control experiments: "Mission Mind Control (ABC Closeup 1979)"

Jul 21 08:29

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on German FM for years, ‘helped CIA to kidnap and torture’

A leaked NSA intercept shows that German FM Steinmeier was relieved to have “not received any definitive response” from the US on its rendition program at the time of the scandal, which exempted him from the need to act on the matter, WikiLeaks claims. The WikiLeaks publication intercept of the German FM’s communications, which was undertaken after his official visit to the US in November, 2005. The intercept revealed that Steinmeier “seemed relieved that he had not received any definitive response from the US Secretary of State [Condoleezza Rice] regarding press reports of CIA flights through Germany to secret prisons in Eastern Europe allegedly used for interrogating terrorism suspects,” the website claimed.

Jul 20 13:58

'Choked, beaten & strip-searched': HRW slams Israel for ‘abusive arrests’ of Palestinian kids

Israeli security forces have performed “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children, chocking, beating and threatening kids as young as 11, a global watchdog said in a report.

“Israeli security forces have used unnecessary force to arrest or detain Palestinian children as young as 11,” a report published by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.

Jul 20 13:54

TEASER: "Ukrainian Agony - The concealed war" (ENGLISH)

Jul 20 11:45

A light at the end of the pro-Israel tunnel?

If Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership of the UK Labour Party foreign policy could take a turn for the better

Note how the UK Government will not lift a finger to break the crippling 8-year siege of Gaza or protect humanitarian flotillas from Israeli assault on the high seas, but would happily bomb the hell out of Libya, Syria or anywhere else the US/Israel axis points its finger.

Jul 19 19:03

British Royal Nazi Salute – a Sign of the Times

The British royal family is up in arms – excuse the pun – over old video footage that shows the young Queen Elizabeth giving a Heil Hitler salute. A photograph published on its front page by British tabloid newspaper The Sun has caused a storm of controversy, with the British monarchy denouncing it as an invasion of privacy. But the real significance is that the image shows how Western so-called democracies were – and still are – so close to embracing fascism.

There was a consensus among Britain’s ruling class during the 1930s that quietly but enthusiastically endorsed Hitler and fascism as a bulwark against democracy and socialism in particular.

Jul 18 09:04

ICC judges order new probe of Israeli massacre on Mavi Marmara

A panel of judges has ordered the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to review her decision not to investigate Israel’s lethal attack on an aid flotilla to Gaza five years ago.

The judges said that Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had made serious errors in an earlier decision not to pursue the case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fatou didn't make any mistakes. Israel made her an offer to drop the case and she accepted!

Jul 17 09:09

The Chattanooga Event Is a CIA/ISIS False Flag Operation

With regard to this event coinciding with Jade Helm, do you think this makes American soldiers, everywhere, more or less likely to carry out heinous acts against American citizens when ordered to do so, with regard to the Jade Helm drill?

People, in the name of self-preservation will do the unthinkable! I have just suggested one possible motive. And where we see ISIS involvement, the CIA is not far away. No doubt, some will say that the last statement is too conspiratorial. However, let me remind you that I have twice interviewed Scott Bennett and this operation has the CIA’s fingerprints all over it.

ISIS Is Funded By the CIA and Scott Bennett Can Can Prove It: ISIS is funded by the CIA, so says Scott Bennett who was a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer (11th Psychological Operations Battalion, Civil Affairs-Psychological Operations Command), and a global psychological warfare-counterterrorism analyst, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.

Jul 16 12:46

Psychologists adjusted ethics code to Pentagon & CIA post 9/11 torture – report

The US’s leading professional psychologists’ organization helped justify CIA and Pentagon torture programs

Jul 16 11:39

Retired General: Drones Create More Terrorists Than They Kill, Iraq War Helped Create ISIS

Retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn, a top intelligence official in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says in a forthcoming interview on Al Jazeera English that the drone war is creating more terrorists than it is killing. He also asserts that the U.S. invasion of Iraq helped create the Islamic State and that U.S. soldiers involved in torturing detainees need to be held legally accountable for their actions.

Jul 15 10:19


Spending the day of 17 August in Khuzaa was like peering through a window to hell. But what we witnessed in the landscape of apocalyptic oblivion paled in comparison to the experience described to me by two Palestine Red Crescent volunteers who had attempted to break through the Israeli military cordon during the siege of the town.

Twenty-five-year-old Ahmed Awad and 24-year-old Ala’a Alkusofi arrived at the edge of Khuzaa at a time when Red Cross ambulance crews refused to travel anywhere near the town. They said they had come to collect the body of a man whom soldiers had lashed to a tree by both arms and shot in the leg. When they arrived at the site, the soldiers ordered the driver of their ambulance, Muhammed Abadla, to exit the vehicle. When he obliged, they told him to walk five meters forward and switch on a flashlight. As soon as he flicked the light on, the soldiers shot him in the chest and killed him.

Jul 15 08:40

Norwegian trauma specialist accuses Israel of ‘violating international law’

A Norwegian trauma specialist and anaesthesiologist who has treated casualties in Gaza has accused Israel of “repetitious violations of international law”.

Dr Mads Gilbert has written two books about his experiences, including the recently published A Night in Gaza. He is giving a presentation in the O’Reilly Theatre in Dublin tonight.

Speaking to The Irish Times, he said he had noticed that with each of the four Israeli assaults on Gaza – in 2006, 2009, 2012 and last year – the intensity and level of brutality had increased.

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Jul 15 06:11


On Aug. 1, 2008, a small team of Israeli commandos entered the waters near Tartus, Syria, and shot and killed a Syrian general as he was holding a dinner party at his seaside weekend home. Muhammad Suleiman, a top aide to the Syrian president, was shot in the head and neck, and the Israeli military team escaped by sea. While Israel has never spoken about its involvement, secret U.S. intelligence files confirm that Israeli special operations forces assassinated the general while he vacationed at his luxury villa on the Syrian coast.

Israel’s involvement in Suleiman’s assassination raises questions about both the purpose of the killing, as well as whether Israel violated international law in conducting the operation.

Jul 14 11:15

UN Reports at Least 15,000 Civilians Killed in Iraq War Since 2014

A report released by the United Nations on Monday reveals a sobering reality of the ongoing war in Iraq: civilians are being targeted en masse. The data shows that the Iraqi conflict has resulted in at least 15,000 civilian deaths and 30,000 injuries since January 2014.

Jul 14 09:05

Video debunks Israeli claim in teen’s killing

The Israeli army said Shomer and another soldier had opened fire when the vehicle was damaged, “and in response to the imminent danger”.
But a video distributed by the B’Tselem human rights group, with footage from a surveillance camera at an adjacent gas station, shows a person running towards a military jeep and throwing a stone at it.
The vehicle stops, and two men are seen getting out of it and running out of the frame in pursuit of the stone-thrower.
B’Tselem cited eyewitnesses as saying that Shomer shot Kasba “from a distance of some 10m” and then left the scene without getting medical aid for the teen, who eventually died.

Jul 14 08:59


One of the nation’s largest private prison operators is being sued for forcing immigrant detainees to work for a dollar a day, and in some cases even less than that. GEO Group Inc., which contracts with the government to imprison illegal immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings, has allegedly forced detainees held at its facility in Colorado to do maintenance work while paying them only $1 a day. The chores included cleaning toilets, showers, windows and floors; doing laundry, clerical and landscape work; operating the law library; plus preparing and serving meals for GEO law enforcement events, according to ThinkProgress.

Jul 14 08:08

Kyrie Eleison Gaza 2014

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now that the P5+1 deal has saved the world from Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons, it is time to remember the very real war crimes committed just one year ago!

Jul 14 08:01

Remembering Gaza’s victims

Documenting Israel’s military assault on Gaza last summer, I witnessed what can only be called atrocities: hospitals and morgues, overwhelmed by the constant flow of casualties; nights of terror under widespread and indiscriminate bombing; attacks on hospitals, ambulances and United Nations schools used as shelters; entire neighborhoods destroyed.

Of all the horrifying statistics, one is particularly shocking: 142 families lost three members or more in single Israeli strikes. I started the project #ObliteratedFamilies — now available for download and exhibitioning all over the world — to document such loss. It began as a project about the victims, but soon became also a project about the survivors. How can one cope with loss on this scale?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now that a deal has been reached with Iran, Netanyahu has a real problem. The world's attention will shift back to Israel's war crimes, and Israel's nuclear weapons.

Jul 10 18:25

US-Israeli Imperialists Plot Downfall of Syria and Iran

Obama’s ascendance to the White House was merely a public relations facelift, serving to make the American-Zionist Empire’s bloodthirsty aims more palatable to a war-weary public.

Jul 10 16:58

What the South was really fighting for in the Civil War

All wars are Bankers Wars!

A Video I made to show you the real truth behind what the Civil War was fought for in the South and it was against a horrible tarriff and for Independence.

Jul 10 11:12

Ex-Politicians Profit Off the Misery They Caused

As nauseating as that figure is – plus another $50,000 for a previous Laura Bush speech – the news has earned more attention because of the audience the Bushes had. That would be Helping a Hero, a controversy-dogged nonprofit which helps severely injured veterans from the War on Terror afford disability accessible houses, attend family counseling.

Jul 10 08:33

The Lincoln controversy…

As Thomas DiLorenzo and a number of non-court historians have conclusively established, Lincoln did not invade the Confederacy in order to free the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation did not occur until 1863 when opposition in the North to the war was rising despite Lincoln’s police state measures to silence opponents and newspapers. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure issued under Lincoln’s war powers. The proclamation provided for the emancipated slaves to be enrolled in the Union army replenishing its losses. It was also hoped that the proclamation would spread slave revolts in the South while southern white men were away at war and draw soldiers away from the fronts in order to protect their women and children. The intent was to hasten the defeat of the South before political opposition to Lincoln in the North grew stronger.

Jul 10 07:49

To facilitate passage of TPP, U.S. upgrades Malaysia in annual human trafficking report

The United States is upgrading Malaysia from the lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking centers, U.S. sources said on Wednesday, a move that could smooth the way for an ambitious U.S.-led free-trade deal with the Southeast Asian nation and 11 other countries. The upgrade to so-called "Tier 2 Watch List" status removes a potential barrier to President Barack Obama's signature global trade deal.

Jul 09 18:40

Gaza is ‘a recurring threat to peace’!

The British taxpayer, yet again, picks up the tab for the wreckage left behind by Israeli war crimes. It’s a paltry sum considering the Israelis caused damage estimated at $6 billion. If it wasn’t for the rotten windows of Lord Davies’ mansion and his crumbling bell tower we could afford to give more.

Jul 09 07:08

Exclusive: Israel decides to open dialogue with ICC over Gaza preliminary examination

Senior official tells Haaretz that purpose of contact with ICC prosecutor is only to make its position clear to the court that the ICC does not have any authority to hear Palestinian complaints on the matter.

Jul 08 15:00

New interactive MAP details Israeli strikes a year after Gaza war

Human rights groups have launched a new interactive platform mapping Israeli attacks during the 2014 Gaza war. It includes satellite images, testimonies and footage tho “build an accurate picture of what actually happened” over the 50 days of war.

The online tool mapping Israeli attacks during the conflict in July and August 2014 is called ‘The Gaza Platform’. It was launched by Amnesty International and Forensic Architecture on Wednesday.

The “innovative tool for human rights research” presents a massive database containing satellite imagery, thousands of photographs, hundreds of personal testimonies and hours of footage from the scene including broadcast videos.

Jul 08 14:47

UN says Israeli blockade of Gaza blocks reconstruction efforts

A top official in the United Nations has called on the Israeli regime to end its “inexcusable” siege on the Gaza Strip as the blockade has hampered reconstruction in the coastal enclave just one year after Israeli raids on the area devastated hundreds of homes.

"The blockade remains in place and its crippling effect on Gaza is undeniable, inexcusable," Robert Turner, operations director in Gaza for the UN relief agency UNRWA, told reporters Wednesday.

Jul 05 13:32

High Court: 100s of asylum seekers, torture victims CAN sue UK govt for illegal detention

A landmark High Court ruling has paved the way for hundreds of torture victims who were illegally detained by the British government to sue the state for damages.

Jul 05 08:35

The bin Laden death mythology

The White House’s story of how US special forces hunted down and assassinated arch terrorist Osama bin Laden in his secret lair in Pakistan is unraveling.

The official narrative of the bin Laden raid is that for over a decade, US intelligence hunted for the terror chief until a surveillance/torture-enabled breakthrough tracked him to a secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. On 1st May 2011, US Navy Seals entered the compound and assassinated him in a furious firefight.

The operation demonstrated how far the US military intelligence community had come since the days of 9/11, proving how its disparate agencies had now developed a tremendous capacity to share and process often obscure intelligence data, to guide precision covert counter-terror missions.

After killing bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader was buried at sea. When the raid was officially announced, Pakistan, a key US ally in the fight against al-Qaeda, was incensed at the US operation on its own soil.

Jul 03 20:58

Tom DeLay: Justice Dept. Wants to Legalize 12 'Perversions'

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay claims the Justice Department has drafted a memo that spells out a dozen "perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia, that it wants legalized.

Jul 03 09:29

Spain: Left wing parties condemn Israeli flotilla action

In a written statement, the Galician Nationalist Bloc described Israeli action as "piracy".

The bloc's spokesman Francisco Jorquera and Rosana Peres, a parliament member, also criticised the Spanish government's reaction over the incident, which saw Israeli forces taking by force the civilian vessel, Marianne, to the Israeli port of Ashdod.

Spanish Member of the European Parliament Ana Miranda, who was on board Marianne but now back in Spain, also spoke in the Spanish parliament earlier today.

The spokesman called on Spain's Foreign Ministry to take a tough stance over the incident and face the Gaza issue head on.

Podemos's spokesman Rfael Mayoral also urged the international community to raise its voice against Israel.

Mayoral emphasized that Israel should end its "discrimination" and "blockade" on Gaza underling that Israel violated human rights.

Jul 03 09:24

Israel seeks help of West to stop its officials from being arrested

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has asked European countries for help in confronting the risk of their generals, political and security officials being arrested on charges of war crimes while abroad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time!

Jul 03 08:42

Collateral damage: Yemeni man loses 27 family members in 1 Saudi airstrike

A man hosting guests for his daughter’s marriage proposal lost all 27 members of his family, including 17 children, in the deadliest case of Saudi-led airstrikes killing civilians in Yemen, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Walid Al-Ibbi lost his wife, his father, four daughters and 21 other family members, as Saudi Arabia-led strikes hit his house in Yemen’s northern city of Saada, known as a Houthi stronghold. Overall 17 children were killed that night, one of which was just a one-month-old infant.

Jul 03 08:31

Activists call on Oprah Winfrey to distance herself from Leviev over human rights abuses

To commemorate her magazine’s 15th anniversary, US megastar talk show host and social justice philanthropist Oprah Winfrey glammed out wearing pearl-shaped 69 carat Leviev diamond earrings on the cover of the May 2015 edition of O, the Oprah Magazine. Leviev is owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev and Adalah-NY: The New York campaign for the Boycott of Israel emailed a letter to executives at O and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on May 29th detailing the involvement of Leviev’s companies’ to notoriously brutal human rights abuses in Angola and the thousands of illegal Israeli settlement homes built on Palestinian land by another of his companies, in violation of international law. Shortly thereafter the communications director at OWN, Chelsea Hettrick, told an Adalah-NY representative that Winfrey was reviewing the letter, and that her team would respond soon. They didn’t. Hettrick has since failed to reply to further calls and emails from Adalah-NY.

Jul 02 10:09


Contrary to Israeli claims that the Marianne was taken peacefully, this video shows that armed commandos used brutal violence against unarmed passengers aboard the Gaza-bound boat early on Monday.

According to the organizers of the flotilla, 14 of the 18 civilian passengers and crew remain in Israeli custody more than two days after they were violently abducted in international waters to prevent them breaking the Israeli-imposed siege on Gaza.

Palestinian citizen of Israel and member of the Israeli parliament Basel Ghattas, former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki, Spanish European Parliament member Ana Miranda and Israeli journalist Ohad Hemo have been released.

The other passengers remain in detention at Givon prison in present-day Israel.

Jul 02 09:41



Jamie, whose mother was addicted to crack cocaine, was adopted when she was 3. At high school, she fell in with a wayward crowd and started drinking and smoking weed. Since she didn't always get along with her adoptive mom, she lived with a close family friend from her church whom she referred to as her sister. One fall day in 2011, they got into a bad fight over their living arrangements. The friend told police that Jamie threw a brick at her, hitting her in the chest, and then banged the brick so hard on the front door that she broke the glass mail chute. Jamie denies the assault—and the police report notes that the brick may not have hit her friend—but she admitted to officers that she was “mad” and “trying to get back in the house.” The Wayne County court gave her two concurrent six-month sentences, for assault and destruction of a building.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the world of juvenile detention in the US, a broken system engineered to create a staggering rate of recidivism.

No child should ever be thrown away and forgotten, in a system which absolutely doesn't work.

Enlightened countries, like Sweden, are closing a number of their prisons, because they don't have enough prisoners to house. Also, the sole focus of incarceration in Sweden is rehabilitation, so that when the inmate is released, they will have job skills, and an ability to move forward with their lives.

There are a lot of Jamies in this country; kids who wind up with their lives ruined from one completely stupid mistake.

IF the USA could get men on the moon, this country do far better by its juvenile prisoners, if there is a will to do so.

Jul 02 08:39


In 2009 Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Magness pleaded guilty but the police department didn't fire him. Now that a video has been released that shows officer Magness horrifically torturing a handcuffed man who was also tied to a chair in December 2014, the department might be wondering if they made the wrong decision to keep Magness on the force.

The man, who is now fairly agitated after being assaulted while in handcuffs is thrown into the cell. He then makes a mistake and raises his open hand toward Magness.

At this point, Magness jumps on the man and begins pummeled him. Magness, knowing that his body camera is recording this abuse, continues to yell out, “Stop Resisting!” throughout the abuse in an attempt to justify his torturous ways.
It gets worse from there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, but you see: THIS is the new normal for police departments in the US.

Training by the IDF makes American cops look at their fellow and sister citizens as though they were Palestinians.

This is how "to protect and serve" is interpreted now.

Calling the police, for ANY ISSUE, can now be hazardous to your health, or the health of your family and pets.

Please, just be smart and don't do it.

Jul 02 08:11

Flotilla members still imprisoned as video emerges of violent Israeli attack during capture

Jul 01 21:03

‘Untouchable’ Israel continues to cripple Gaza with its sea blockade

Welcome to the latest chapter in a long tale of unspeakable cruelty.

Israel’s military thugs are once more raiding mercy ships on the high seas in an effort to prevent humanitarian aid reaching the 1.8 million souls in shattered Gaza.

Jul 01 15:48

Legalized Torture: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cruel Lethal Injections

The question of whether we, as a nation, should have the death penalty is often framed around whether or not a particular defendant deserves to die. As prominent scholars in this field have pointed out, the real question may be:

Jul 01 15:09

The Problem With Human Rights Organizations

When Israel is criticized about its rights-abusive policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the refrain most often heard among local politicians is that the government’s hasbara—the Israeli propaganda machine—is inadequate. The problem, in other words, is not what Israel actually does to the Palestinians, but rather the inability to get its positive message across to the international community. This is usually referred to as “rebranding Israel”. The underlying assumption here is that the merchandise is fine, and only the packaging needs to be replaced.

Jul 01 13:27

US, Saudi must be held accountable for war crimes: Peace activist

The international community must hold the United States and Saudi Arabia accountable for their war crimes and violation of human rights, peace activist in Oregon says.

Jul 01 12:49

Millions of children face disease, malnutrition in war-torn Yemen: U.N.

Escalating violence in Yemen has devastated the country's health system and exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases including measles, pneumonia and diarrhea, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.

Since fighting intensified in March, many hospitals and health centers have been unable to function properly and vaccination services have been disrupted, according to UNICEF.

Health centers lack the electricity and fuel needed to distribute vaccines and keep them cold, while the fear of conflict is deterring parents from taking their children to receive vaccinations, the U.N. agency said.

Jul 01 07:45

Israel deports former Tunisian president to France

Following Israel's hijacking of the Gaza-bound ship Marianne in international waters on Monday, Arab-Israeli Basel Ghattas MK has been released from custody and former Tunisian President Moncef Al-Marzouki has been deported to France, reported Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

Sixteen foreign nationals were on board the vessel, along with two Israelis, Ghattas and a television reporter. The MK could face a parliamentary hearing to see whether he should face sanctions or not. He revealed that MEP Ana Miranda was also deported along with Al-Marzouki.

According to Ghattas, the Israeli navy intercepted the Marianne at 2am local time and the crew turned the engines off, refusing to cooperate with the Israelis. By 7am, the navy was towing the ship towards Ashdod. "The Israelis confiscated all of the activists' personal belongings, including mobile phones and other equipment," he said. "They did not allow any telephone calls to be made by anyone on board."

Jun 30 18:57

1/2 - Judaism vs Jewish Identity Politics - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and Gilad Atzmon

Two prominent thinkers, the ultra-orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, and philosopher, jazz artist and ex-Jew Gilad Atzmon, met to discuss hard questions about Judaism, Jewish politics and the meaning of Jewishness. They shared the stage at Theatre 80 in New York City on May 6th, 2015.

Part 2 available here

Jun 30 09:26

Israel arrests Tunisia's former President Moncef Marzouki

Israeli navy forces arrested on Monday the former Tunisian President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, in attacks on Freedom Flotilla III, which was heading towards the besieged Gaza Strip.

The European campaign to lift the siege on Gaza reported that Marzouki refused to deal with the Israeli investigators, for he was abducted illegally by the Israelis.

Jun 30 09:17

High-Seas Piracy: Israel’s Latest Bandit Act. “Gaza: the World’s Largest Open-air Prison”

Israel wants Gazans trapped indefinitely in the world’s largest open-air prison deprived of essentials for well-being – suffocated under a policy of slow-motion genocide.

Israeli commandos lawlessly seized the Marianne in international waters. Netanyahu saying it was done lawfully is one of a litany of Big Lies he claimed about the incident – a bandit act like so many others Israel commits endlessly.

Jun 30 07:41

Video: Maniac Cop Straps Handcuffed Man To Chair And Tortures Him For “Resisting”

A police officer in Federal Heights, CO has pleaded guilty of attempted third-degree assault after video emerged of him beating and literally torturing a restrained suspect while his colleagues looked on.

Jun 30 06:51

War is the business of killing the "enemy", in order to impose your will on them. Therefore, "humane war" is an oxymoron.

War is the business of killing the "enemy", in order to impose your
will on them.

Therefore, "humane war" is an oxymoron.

Jun 30 04:41

The deep racism of imperial intervention

Racism in western societies is often spoken of as something involving simple discrimination or prejudice. Yet the most profound racism has always been generated and sustained by imperialism, including colonial rule and, in the post-colonial era, imperial intervention.
Tim Anderson
Denying the very existence and integrity of other peoples requires ideologies of systematic exclusion and dehumanisation. That denial is implicit in every coup, proxy war or invasion, under whatever pretext, carried out either for 'regime change' or to divide and weaken those peoples not well embedded in the imperial orbit.

Jun 29 16:15

US government covered up 14,000 photos documenting CIA secret prisons

The US government has concealed the existence of some 14,000 images documenting the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) network of secret "black site" torture and interrogation centers established after September 11, according to unnamed US officials who spoke to the Washington Post.

Jun 29 12:36

The Children of Gaza’s Harrowing Cry for Help

A year after Israel’s attack on Gaza, children there are still trying to recover from the consequences of the brutal assault on the Strip. The Israeli attack, which started on 8 July 2014, resulted in between 2,142 and 2,310 Gazans deaths. According to the Gaza Health Ministry and to the UN and human rights groups, 69-75 percent of the Palestinian casualties were civilians, many of them children.

Jun 29 11:42

Ex-CIA chief criticism over Iran nuclear talks doing ’disservice’ to Obama

A recent criticism by former CIA head Michael Hayden over nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries is doing “disservice” to the Obama administration as well as Iran, says a political commentator.

Jun 29 09:50


Jun 29 08:42

After Palestinians Submit Formal Complaint with ICC, US Backers of Israel Lash Out with Threats

For the mere act of submitting documents to the International Criminal Court detailing Israel's ongoing human rights violations and history of war crimes on Thursday, the Palestinian Authority is now facing a barrage of threats and rebukes from U.S. lawmakers and the White House.

Jun 29 07:15

CIA photos of ‘black sites’ could complicate Guantanamo trials

Military prosecutors this year learned about a massive cache of CIA photographs of its former overseas “black sites” while reviewing material collected for the Senate investigation of the agency’s interrogation program, U.S. officials said.

The existence of the approximately 14,000 photographs will probably cause yet another delay in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as attorneys for the defendants demand that all the images be turned over and the government wades through the material to decide what it thinks is relevant to the proceedings.

Defense attorneys said they have not yet been informed about the photographs and said it is unacceptable that they should come to light now, more than three years after the arraignment of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other defendants accused of planning the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to those defending these men: a delay is what the CIA, White House, Pentagon, and State Department want!

And the reason I am certain of this is that, for some of these men, waterboarding was not the worst thing done to these men to get them to confess.

As reported in, on 1 August, 2005:

Benyam Mohammed travelled from London to Afghanistan in July 2001, but after September 11 he fled to Pakistan. He was arrested at Karachi airport on April 10 2002, and describes being flown by a US government plane to a prison in Morocco. These are extracts from his diary. They cut off my clothes with some kind of doctor's scalpel. I was naked. I tried to put on a brave face. But maybe I was going to be raped. Maybe they'd electrocute me. Maybe castrate me. They took the scalpel to my right chest. It was only a small cut. Maybe an inch. At first I just screamed ... I was just shocked, I wasn't expecting ... Then they cut my left chest. This time I didn't want to scream because I knew it was coming. One of them took my penis in his hand and began to make cuts. He did it once, and they stood still for maybe a minute, watching my reaction. I was in agony. They must have done this 20 to 30 times, in maybe two hours. There was blood all over. "I told you I was going to teach you who's the man," [one] eventually said. They cut all over my private parts. One of them said it would be better just to cut it off, as I would only breed terrorists. I asked for a doctor. Doctor No 1 carried a briefcase. "You're all right, aren't you? But I'm going to say a prayer for you." Doctor No 2 gave me an Alka-Seltzer for the pain. I told him about my penis. "I need to see it. How did this happen?" I told him. He looked like it was just another patient. "Put this cream on it two times a day. Morning and night." He gave me some kind of antibiotic. I was in Morocco for 18 months. Once they began this, they would do it to me about once a month. One time I asked a guard: "What's the point of this? I've got nothing I can say to them. I've told them everything I possibly could." "As far as I know, it's just to degrade you. So when you leave here, you'll have these scars and you'll never forget. So you'll always fear doing anything but what the US wants."

Folks, in the name of extracting confessions through torture for stuff people did not do, your government signed off on torture, and made it "acceptible" for inquisitors to do this, just as the Catholic church wrote off torture years ago, and made it acceptible for torturers in those times to torture people into confessing to things they didn't do.

This goes all the way up the food chain, and when President Obama made that obscene comment about "looking forward instead of looking backward" comment about the legal ramifications of torture, and that the unholy trinity of Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney would never be looking at prosecution for their crimes against humanity, you had to know that the fix was in.

The torture of Benyam Mohammed for crimes he did not commit is how the world now sees the United States of America; wicked, monstrous, vicious in its pursuit of money and resources for the money junkies, and with absolutely zero morality whatsoever.

Every time a US drone strike is called against some alleged bad guy who apparently cannot possibly be tried in a court of law (perhaps, there is no real evidence, other than the President having said, "he needs to be assassinated!") the collateral damage to the moral reputation of this country becomes highly severe.

This government kills innocent people, women, children, and the elderly medically infirm, with impunity, and wonders how and why people can become radicalized against this violence?!?

The drone strikes, coupled with the US government's support of countries where we maintain a cozy relationship with leadership which consistently brutalizes and suppresses its own people, are a radical recruiter's wet dream.

But I frankly do not believe that this has been lost on those in the bowels of power in DC. In fact, they are continuing the practice of drown strikes to create a permanent state of war in this world, where the true beneficial is the US's military industrial complex.

Jun 29 06:49

China blasts US for ‘brazen’ human rights abuses at home and abroad

In a report that covers everything from police violence to income inequality to government surveillance, China has blasted the United States for its “grim problems of racial discrimination,” use of “cruel tortures indiscriminately,” and “terrible human rights record.”

Jun 28 13:58

Israelis Want Genocide Redefined

For some folks, annihilating an entire people and other crimes against humanity are just fine—so long as they are the perpetrators and not the perpetrated upon. Our readers, on the other hand, being among those who are not sociopathic mass murderers, may be disturbed by the psychotic hubris of the racist, terrorist, genocidal, rogue nuclear state, Israel. - See more at: