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Mar 05 22:28

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Ideologically Dictated Worldview

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the most publicly unpleasant Israeli leader since Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir, both of whom were unrepentant terrorists

Mar 05 20:59

French Submarine Sinks Entire US Aircraft Carrier Group During Drills

A series of joint naval drills between the United States and France recently didn't quite turn out the way the US, no doubt, expected. The practice scenario ended with the French nuclear submarine that was acting the part of an enemy ship "sinking" the American aircraft carrier and most of its escort.

Mar 05 17:39

George W Bush banned from Venezuela after country’s president brands him a terrorist

Bush, and his vice-president, Dick Cheney, are accused of having committed “terrorist acts and grave human rights violations” in Syria, Iraq and Vietnam.

Mar 05 16:04

Air Force veteran’s suicide sheds light on female soldiers and PTSD

- It’s a chilling statistic: Twenty-two United States veterans commit suicide a day, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mar 05 15:47

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Mar 05 14:02

Water Wars are Coming

Mar 05 13:14

Crazed Washington Drives the World to the Final War

John Pilger is the kind of well-informed, hard-hitting journalist with gobs of integrity that no longer exists in the Western mainstream media. He has the most distinguished career of all in the business.

In the article below he brings stunning information to one of my own themes–the creation by Washington and its NATO vassals of an artificial reality consisting entirely of propaganda into which Washington has placed the entire Western world and all outside who inspire to be part of it. Westerners live in The Matrix, and the presstitutes keep them there. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the TV channels perform as agents (as in the Matrix film) actively suppressing any glimmer of factual reality.

Mar 05 12:50

Is Drone Warfare Fraying at the Edges?

The U.S. drone war across much of the Greater Middle East and parts of Africa is in crisis and not because civilians are dying or the target list for that war or the right to wage it just about anywhere on the planet are in question in Washington. Something far more basic is at stake: drone pilots are quitting in record numbers.

Mar 05 11:37

US Army Official: Atlantic Resolve May Expand

The US military's plans to send troops into Romania and Bulgaria as a deterrence to Russian aggression could expand to include Hungary, the Czech Republic and Russia's southern neighbor, Georgia, according to a US Army official spearheading the effort.

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This is troubling. coming as it does with the story about 6 NATO warships now in the Black Sea for military drills. Anyone wishing to get WW# really cranked up could launch an attack against one of the ships and frame Russia for it.

Mar 05 11:18

Remote-Controlled Cockroaches: Coming Sooner Than You Think To 'Protect' That Hard-To-Spy-Upon Urban Ghetto

Original post.

But why send in a roach? Is not the 'Internet of Things' likely going to be treasure trove enough? One would think the seemingly endless metadata, streaming with our implied consent (did you read that Terms of Service carefully?) from every little electronic device now taken for granted in our day-to-day lives, would be able to provide more than enough details to make it trivial for supercomputers to reconstruct our every move in real time -- like the DEA is already doing for all cars on US roads...

Hyperlinks (including to a DIY roach robot kit) and video at source.

Mar 05 11:09

The secret American army

A new American army is growing on American soil. They are prepared.

Mar 05 10:11

Farrakhan: Netanyahu aims to undermine Obama, drive U.S. to war with Iran

Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to the USA to undermine President Barack Obama's attempt to dialogue with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Rather than observing customary protocol—that is arranging the visit of a head of state with top officials in the country to be visited—Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner informed the White House of the Netanyahu invitation just 10 minutes before it was announced to the public, on Jan. 21, the morning after the president’s State of the Union address.

Mar 05 08:40

America Must Reject Netanyahu’s War Cry on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington this week to prepare the American people for war against Iran. Backed by American neoconservatives, the Israel lobby, and assorted other war hawks, Netanyahu insists that Iran intends to build a nuclear weapon and thus is an “existential threat” to Israel. He has no confidence that President Obama will negotiate an agreement that once and for all will end Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions.

Mar 05 08:16

Cannon fodder? Military chiefs oppose US control as ex-Army MP threatens to quit

As plans are formulated to put UK troops under American command, a former army colonel-turned-Tory MP has said he may quit over defense budget cuts, while urging military chiefs to do the same.

Colonel Bob Stewart MP, who sits on the Defence Select Committee, said UK defense was in a “parlous state.” He was speaking at a meeting of the UK National Defence Agency (UKNDA).

Mar 05 07:50

US Considering Openly Arming Syrian al-Qaeda Faction, al-Nusra

As reported at Antiwar.com, the US and some of its regional client dictatorships are prodding the major al-Qaeda faction operating in Syria, a brutal terrorist group called al-Nusra, to “re-brand” so the US can openly arm it.

Mar 05 07:25

CIA Asset Joins Islamic State in Libya – Abdelhakim Belhadj Worked with U.S. and NATO to Overthrow Gaddafi?

Abdelhakim Belhadj has reportedly joined forces with the Islamic State, according to the journalist Sara Carter. Belhadj is a former al-Qaeda operative who was a key player in the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi. He worked directly with the U.S. and NATO.

Mar 05 07:25

NOT AGAIN: More US AID, Missiles Shipped to al Qaeda, al Nusra and ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Two weeks ago, 21WIRE reported on how ISIS and other terrorists militants operating in Syria and Iraq are receiving regular weapons and ‘supply drops’ – forming a ‘rat line’ which seems to be playing a crucial role in keeping this highly profitable conflict going on both sides.

This week, it’s been reported that Jabhat Al-Nusra fighters have been brandishing US-supplied TOW missiles, as well as posing for pictures in front of boxes with the ‘U.S.’ insignia (see full report below).

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Mar 05 04:50

Rudy Giuliani Meeting with Iranian Dissident Group

"I'm going to Berlin this weekend with a group that could replace the Iranian government," Giuliani told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday.

"It's a group run by a woman. They believe in a constitutional democracy. They fought for constitutional democracy. ..."

(*Hey Lady , what makes you think concerting with Giuliani is going to help Iran achieve constitutional democracy ?)

Mar 05 04:21

Quds force leader, commanding Iraqi forces against ISIS, alarms Washington

(*"We Have To Deploy Troops To Stop Iraqi Forces From Killing Our Guys ... I MEAN ISIS!!!
I MEAN...
"
whitehorse souce )

Mar 04 18:58

Netanyahus nonsensical speech to the US Congress

Israels own secret service Mossad is contradicting Netanyahu:
“…the Mossad memo…dated October 22, 2012…contradicted the Israeli leader’s U.N. speech on several critical points of fact, including how far away Iran was from bomb-making capacity and whether it even had the ability to produce weapons-grade uranium.”

Mar 04 17:32

Intelligence Ops: Inventing a Parallel Universe

Oxford Dictionary defines a trial balloon as “a tentative measure taken or statement made to see how a new policy will be received.”

That’s a bland description. The measures taken aren’t always tentative. In fact, some may be quite aggressive: criminal prosecutions of the innocent; drone strikes; pronouncements of fake epidemics; bills curbing freedom; wars.

In other words, all intelligence ops and important government/corporate actions always include the trial-balloon aspect.

Mar 04 17:31

Putin Predicted Washington Would Employ Assassination Tactic Against Russia

The Saker provides a one minute video with translation of Putin explaining two years ago the Russian government’s concern that an overseas entity would use a false flag assassination within Russia in order to create an “involuntary martyr” that the Western media would use to demonize Russia.

According to this report by The Saker, the Washington-financed Russian opposition has not, as Washington hoped it would, joined the Western anti-Putin media campaign. Possibly the Washington-financed Russian NGOs have wised up from observing events in Ukraine. In place of “more democracy,” they got a Washington stooge government squandering Ukraine’s last cent on a losing war.

Mar 04 16:57

The CIA Secret Prisons in Europe. Political Camouflage in the EU. Washington’s “European Partners in Crime”

It is common knowledge that at end-January 2015 the global movement Amnesty International published a report, titled “Breaking the conspiracy of silence: USA’s European “partners in crime” must act after Senate torture report”, which throws further light upon the information gathered within the US Senate investigation into torture methods, applied by the Central Intelligence Agency, by referring to media reports on the way CIA-operated secret detention sites were run in Europe – in particular, on the territory of Lithuania, Poland and Romania.

Mar 04 15:28

Lord Rothschild Warns Investors of ‘Most Dangerous Geopolitical Situation Since WWII”

The 78-year-old chairman of RIT Capital Partners, a £2.3bn trust, used the organization’s annual report to caution savers that the focus of the firm would be the preservation of shareholders’ capital and not short term gains.

Mar 04 15:14

Iraqi Campaign to Drive ISIS From Tikrit Reveals Tensions With U.S.

BAGHDAD — Tensions between Iraq and the United States over how to battle the Islamic State broke into the open on Tuesday, as Iraqi officials declared that they would fight on their own timetable with or without American help, and as United States warplanes conspicuously sat out the biggest Iraqi counteroffensive yet amid concerns over Iran’s prominent role.

On Monday, Iraq launched a politically sensitive operation to oust Islamic State militants from Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, without seeking American approval

Mar 04 14:42

War in Ukraine: Price Tag is Measured in Billions of Dollars

It has become clear that the United States and Europe are divided on Ukraine. Germany and France have chosen the policy of supporting «the victorious Ukrainian revolution» by non-military means to prevent the risk of conflict spillover. The peaceful stabilization of the regime led by Poroshenko meets their long-term interests as they seek to move Ukraine out of Russia's sphere of influence. They have applied time and effort to prevent Kiev from sliding down to military debacle. These countries will do their best to reduce the status of Luhansk and Donetsk people’s republics as the efforts aimed at reaching peaceful settlement of crisis are underway.

Mar 04 14:34

Netanyahu, “Censored Voices” and the False Narrative of Self-Defense

On March 3rd, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued an impassioned plea to Congress to protect Israel by opposing diplomacy with Iran. Referring to “the remarkable alliance between Israel and the United States” which includes “generous military assistance and missile defense,” Netanyahu failed to mention that Israel has an arsenal of 100 or 200 nuclear weapons.

Mar 04 13:40

Former CIA Director Petraeus Let Off with a Misdemeanor for ‘Mishandling’ Classified Info, Won’t Do Time

Not that this should really be a surprise to anyone, but retired general and former CIA director David H. Petraeus has reached a deal with federal prosecutors which will allow him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor for giving Paula Broadwell, the general’s biographer and former mistress, eight so-called “black books” filled with classified national security info. All felony charges will be dropped.

This, again, highlights the fact that there’s one “justice system” (pronounced Just-US) for guys like Petraeus, and another for everyone else.

Mar 04 13:16

How the West Got Hooked On “Humanitarian War”

After all these years, the concept of “humanitarian war” is still fooling progressives and liberals and playing out places like Syria – even though it never turns out well.

Mar 04 12:42

Terror 101: Scottish primary school kids given terrorism homework

A Scottish school has come under fire for issuing primary school kids homework featuring questions about global terrorist organizations. Children were asked to describe the various tactics of Al-Qaeda, the IRA and Hamas.

Mar 04 11:46

Road to reconciliation: ex-IRA members and British soldiers come face to face

With handshakes, smiles and four civil words, a small group of men came together in Northern Ireland last month in an attempt to overcome a formidable barrier that remains long after the decades of conflict came to an end.

Mar 04 11:32

Petraeus May Get Much Lighter Sentence Than Other Leakers Of Gov’t Secrets

If he manages to avoid prison, former CIA director David Petraeus’ guilty plea for providing reams of classified material to his mistress will result in far more lenient punishment than that often meted for leaking the nation’s secrets.

Mar 04 11:05

Rand Paul has a problem with this GIF mocking his reaction to Netanyahu's speech

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is not pleased with GIFs that made the rounds on Tuesday in which he seemed to have a less-than-thrilled reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's big speech to Congress.

In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Paul said media outlets "demean themselves" by calling attention to his relatively slow clapping during Netanyahu's address Tuesday.

Mar 04 11:02

How the West Got Hooked On “Humanitarian War”

The “Humanitarian War” In Yugoslavia Set the Stage for Subsequent “Humanitarian” Interventions In Libya, Syria and Other Nations

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There is nothing humane about Humanitarian War just as there was nothing holy about Holy War. War is just mass murder and theft wrapped in a pretty flag!

Mar 04 10:49

LaRouche Denounces Frameup of Putin for Nemtsov Murder; Calls Out Obama

U.S. economist Lyndon LaRouche decried today the fraudulent effort to frame up Russian President Vladimir Putin for the murder of liberal Russian politician Boris Nemtsov on the night of Feb 27-28. In fact, LaRouche insisted that the Nemtsov murder was nothing but a provocation directed against Putin, as he had said from the first moment it became known. The evidence is conclusive, and the stakes are life or death: peace or war. Given these circumstances, Obama's endorsement of this frameup in a Reuters interview yesterday, merits his immediate removal from office as a last-ditch defense of the United States.

Mar 04 10:34

US TO DEPLOY SIX NATIONAL GUARD COMPANIES TO UKRAINE THIS WEEK

US 173rd Airborne Brigade Commander Michael Foster said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC said the US would deploy personnel by the end of this week to train the Ukrainian national guard.

Mar 04 10:01

TV ad airing in Las Vegas asks drone pilots to refuse to fly

Mar 04 09:54

Bibi's War Cry Rings Hollow in Congress

Enter the proverbial boy who cried wolf: Benjamin Netanyahu. Much pomp and circumstance has surrounded the Israeli prime minister’s trip to Washington, but the most important takeaway should now be clear: He is calling for zero uranium enrichment to be allowed on Iranian soil precisely because he knows that it is unachievable – and his real aim is to torpedo the negotiations and fast-track war.

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Mar 04 09:47

"Bibi - The Little Jew That Saved Purim"

Well, here we are on the eve of Purim . . .

. . . and everyone anxiously awaits to see if we are going to get a "Purim Miracle" like . . .

"Bibi - The Little Jew That Saved Purim????" . . . lol

Now, that is the kind of "Holiday Story" you just never see made in Hollywood.

I guess key to this "heartwarming" Jewish Holiday story would be the "The Jews are the Eternal Victims" and "Israel has the right to defend itself" . . .

. . . as this hack kosher "Crisis Actor" that goes by the stage name "Bibi Nutty-Yahoo" repeated this meme over and over and over in this Zio-Theater off-Broadway Production. . .

. . . with a little of the old standards . . . "God's Chosen", "Special Relationship" and "THE Holocaust(TM)" . . .. thrown in to tie the storyline together.

I know it must be frustrating for all those "Proud Jews" in Israel to be bitterly biting into their holiday "Haman Ears" and "Pounded Haman Flesh" . . .

Mar 04 09:47

ENLISTMENT FORM FOR THE US MILITARY SERVICES - PDF

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This is a call to Rivero's Rangers. Download the above form, print out a lot of copies, and have them with you to hand to anyone shouting we must have war with [ whoever].

Please send copies of this form to every member of Congress who gave Netanyahu standing ovations and add a cover letter demanding they show their true commitment to war with Iran by signing up to go fight it. If the Congresscritter is too old or besotted then suggest their children enlist in their place. Use paper mail. Emails are scanned for keywords for automated responses but otherwise ignored.

Mar 04 09:11

Pro-Israel lobbyists heap Iran pressure on US Congress

Thousands of members of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, will pack the halls of Congress, a second act of sorts after Netanyahu’s speech in which he too will highlight the need to stop Iran’s nuclear program cold.

They will huddle with senators and representatives, including some skeptical Democrats and fully supportive Republicans, urging them to expand punitive sanctions on Tehran in the midst of negotiations over limiting Iran’s nuclear capacity.

“Iran’s the only thing they’re focusing on,” 27-year-old Cesar Degracia-Morales from Texas told AFP a day before he marches up Capitol Hill.

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Here is what you do. Print out the Official US Military Enlistment form and have copies with you, and every time you hear someone saying how we must have war with [insert name of this week's targeted nation here], hand them a copy of the form and offer to help them fill it out, then promise that you will personally deliver said form to the nearest enlistment office on your way home. Let's see the real measure of their commitment to war!

Frankly, if I were Obama I would take every one of those Israeli lobbyists and members of Congress listening to them, hand them rifles and parachutes, and drop them into Tehran.

Mar 04 08:27

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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Mar 04 08:19

U.S., QATAR PLAN TO REBRAND ALQAEDA INTO "MODERATE" REBELS

The CIA supported and equipped "moderate" rebels in Syria are loosing out against al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra. The last "moderate" group active in north Syria, Harakat Hazzm, had to give up its headquarter -including a ware house full of U.S. weapons- to Jabhat al Nusra and dissolved. The U.S. military plans to recruit, pay and train new "moderate" rebels but the effort is starting veeerrry slow. Just 100 have been vetted so far to be "moderate" enough for the program. There are simply too few non-Jihadi rebels and warlords available willing to die for U.S. dollars.

Mar 03 22:21

Fifty Years of Imperial Wars: Results and Perspectives

Over the past 50 years the US and European powers have engaged in countless imperial wars throughout the world. The drive for world supremacy has been clothed in the rhetoric of “world leadership”, the consequences have been devastating for the peoples targeted. The biggest, longest and most numerous wars have been carried out by the United States. Presidents from both parties direct and preside over this quest for world power. The ideology which informs imperialism varies from “anti-communism” in the past to “anti-terrorism” today.

Mar 03 17:52

10 Reasons I’m Praying for AIPAC’s Decline

The right-wing pro-Israel lobby AIPAC is slowly losing its bipartisan appeal. Here's why that's a good thing.

Mar 03 16:44

Report from protests against Netanyahu: 'Public opinion about Israel is changing irreversibly'

Outside, in the streets surrounding the U.S. Congress, a strong, spirited crowd of demonstrators denounced Benjamin Netanyahu for committing war crimes against the Palestinian people and for attempting to whip up a war fever against Iran. We were met by police lines and cops who grabbed and shoved people as they attempted to exercise their Constitutional right to protest at Congress.

Inside, from within the hallowed halls, Netanyahu was given a boisterous two-minute-long standing ovation by the millionaire politicians in Congress.

The irony of what happened today speaks volumes about the nature of democracy in this country.

Mar 03 15:20

Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

This was a speech threatening war.

Realizing he has insufficient clout to stop the negotiations, Netanyahu demanded a back-up position: If not "no" deal, then we can have a better deal.

His vision of a "better" deal, however, is grounded in Iranian surrender. And since that is not going to happen, demanding it means abandoning diplomacy in favor of—yes, war.

Mar 03 12:25

Paradise Stolen - DON'T SHOW YOUR CHILDREN!

Anti-War video showing another side to the cost of war - the life you could have had.

Mar 03 12:13

ISIS Derangement Syndrome

Here’s Time Magazine‘s David von Drehle: “The greatest threat that ISIS poses — even to the poor souls living under ISIS rule — is the unintended damage that might follow from the effort to eradicate the group. . . . As dangerous as it is to have a terrorist kingdom in the middle of the world’s geopolitical tinderbox, ousting ISIS will be every bit as dangerous.”

Mar 03 12:03

My C-SPAN Comment . . . If I Had Gotten My Phone Call Through . . .

Here is my "sound bite" comment that I was going to make if I had been able to get through on the CSPAN "Dial In" Lines:

"I would like to make three points.

First, I find this complete and utter disregard for U.S. Government Protocol an outrage if not out and out "Treason, High Crimes and Misdemeanors" by the organizers of this criminal farce.

Second, as a US Citizen with single citizenship, I find it equally outrageous that Israel, who has an undeclared nuclear, biological and chemical weapons arsenal with advanced delivery systems and has NEVER signed the Nuclear Non--Proliferation Treaty (NPT) continues to get BILLIONS of dollars of US Foreign Aid in direct violation of the Symington and Glen Acts . . especially when we have children, Elderly and Military Vets sleeping on the streets in this country.

Mar 03 11:13

Netanyahu’s Big Gamble

In pursuing the strategy of preserving the perception of the Iranian threat in order to maintain the special relationship with the United States, Netanyahu is pursuing strategies that sabotage America’s own foreign policy interests...

By going over President Obama’s head to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is taking a big gamble, apparently hoping that he can block any U.S. rapprochement with Iran and heighten tensions in the Middle East, a strategy that lacks both facts and logic, says Ted Snider.

Mar 03 10:25

ISIS Derangement Syndrome

David Swanson
RINF Alternative News

Here's Time Magazine's David von Drehle: "The greatest threat that ISIS poses -- even to the poor souls living under ISIS rule -- is the unintended damage that might follow from the effort to eradicate the group. . . . As dangerous as it is to have a terrorist kingdom in the middle of the world's geopolitical tinderbox, ousting ISIS will be every bit as dangerous."

Mar 03 10:16

Gun control through banning bullets

The concept of banning lead was floated before, but this latest effort to impose back door gun control has all the marking of a tin horn dictator stripping the peasants

Mar 03 07:39

Why Netanyahu wants to scupper a US deal with Iran

Today Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will give a dramatic speech to the US Congress outlining how within months Iran could build a nuclear weapon. It would sound more frightening if he and other Israeli leaders hadn’t been predicting similar time frames for more than 20 years. - See more at: http://blogs.channel4.com/lindsey-hilsum-on-international-affairs/neta...

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Mar 03 07:38

Israel's Netanyahu Lied About Iran With Infamous "Clear Red Line" Threat, Mossad Leak Reveals

It was only after the second US invasion of Iraq (not to be confused with Obama's third) that we learned that not only did Saddam not have WMDs, but that the whole invasion was merely a pretext for the US to gain control of yet another middle-eastern regime and one of the largest producers of crude oil at the time. What was also revealed as the NYT Examiner reported is "how easily truth becomes irrelevant in the process of going to war."

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Mar 03 07:20

What Is the EU's Game in the Caucasus Separatist Territories?

The European Union is making a push to raise its profile in two trouble spots in the South Caucasus, Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh. Brussels insists its forays in the region are nothing more than routine diplomacy. But some observers believe the EU is hoping to push back against Russia's troublemaking in Ukraine.

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Yeah, right, "Russia's" trouble-making!

Mar 03 07:14

Since 9/11, U.S. Has Been Involved in 5 Wars – and They’ve All Been Disasters

Time to take a sober look at their less than stellar track record, one epic failure after another...

Mar 02 14:50

Totalitarian Rule in America: False Flags, Secret Prisons, Extrajudicial Assassinations, Media Censorship, The Rounding Up of Alleged “Terrorists”

Every day signs are looming larger than life as we know it in the wealthiest nation on earth that it’s about to crash and burn, forever changing not for the better. The latest wake-up call arrived in a Guardian article earlier this week. The story features a secret prison not unlike the CIA torture detention centers all over the world whereby the Chicago police hold rounded up US citizens for hours or days at a time for interrogation. The same internationally illegal roundups of suspected “potential terrorists” (which by latest Gestapo America standards can easily be you or me) that the CIA and military black ops deploy globally, are being covertly conducted not only in Obama’s hometown where his thug buddy Rahm rules, but likely every US city and soon coming to a neighborhood near you.

Mar 02 14:36

US and South Korea begin joint military exercises

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are likely to rise as annual war games between the United States and South Korea take place over the next two months. Washington and Seoul are using the large mobilization of troops and weaponry involved in these military exercises to threaten and intimidate North Korea as well as China.

Mar 02 13:27

NATO rolls out 'Russian threat' in budget battle

NATO member-states unwilling or unable to help boost the military spending are being accused of ignoring the “Russian threat,” that has re-emerged as the core of the alliance’s agenda to boost arms sales.

A report saying one of major NATO funding contributors, the UK, could fail to fulfil the commitment to spend 2 percent of its GDP on the alliance in 2015 came as a bombshell for some of the West’s military elite.

Mar 02 12:52

Russian Retail Food Price Freeze, as Inflation Surges

Russia’s top supermarket chains are to freeze prices on basic foodstuffs for two months, soaking up the costs as food is expected to eat up half of Russians’ incomes this year.

The retailers plan to freeze prices on 20 socially important items in an attempt to stabilize the food market, the Association of Retail Stores (AKORT) said on its website last week.

Mar 02 12:51

F-35B 'Incapable' Of Carrying Small Diameter Bombs

The Pentagon's most expensive fighter F-35B is "incapable" of carrying the military's highly advanced bombs because of a design flaw, the joint program office confirmed this week.

The F-35B's internal weapons bay is too small for a Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) load, according to Inside Defense report.

The F-35 in general and the F-35B in particular has been plagued by massive cost overruns and delays. Joe DellaVedova a spokesman for the F-35 program was quoted as saying by Inside Defense last week that changes are being made to the jet, so it can be released on schedule.

Though it's mandated that Lockheed Martin’s F-35B jet holds eight SDB IIs in the bay, only four reportedly fit, besides it is considered troublesome to get off the ground.

Mar 02 11:51

"Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For?"

Someone recently posted an article over on World Truth that posed the question:

"Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For?"

Excellent question!!!

Well, based on what I now know of the Zio-Creator of this treason, . . . Jewish Supremacist and Israeli Dual National Michael "Dancing Israelis" Chertoff . . .

. . . and the guy who "consulted" on this Zio-Treason, Markus Wolf, who was the former head of the infamous East Germany STASI . . .

. . . and the guy who was put in place at the NSA to carry out this Zio-Treason there, General Michael "4th Amendment" Hayden, who would later go to work for Michael "Dancing Israelis" Chertoff . . .

. . . and the two guys who were the Zio-Mentors to Michael "Dancing Israelis" Chertof and the rest of this treasonous "Greater Israel" cabal, Leo "Noble Lie" Strauss and Robert J. "Talmudic Game Theory" Aumann. . .

Mar 02 07:45

Perceived Russian threat touted as reason to boost NATO spending

Germany will be spending more on its military in the coming years, according to the countries finance minister. London on the countrary is expected to cut its defence budget, which is causing unease across the Atlantic. Last month, President Obama warned the UK against slashing its budget, and as Lizzy Phelan reports, the pressure has been building up for a while now.

Mar 02 07:26

New book alleges Allied soldiers 'raped one million Germans after the end of Second World War'

A million women were raped by Allied soldiers in Germany in the immediate aftermath of World War II, a new books claims.

‘When The Soldiers Came,’ by historian Miriam Gebhardt, is hailed as the definitive account of the treatment meted out to the defeated women of Nazi Germany which they remained silent about for decades out of shame and humiliaton. 'At the very least 860,000 women and girls - and also men and young boys - were raped by the occupying Allied soldiers and their helpers. It happened everywhere,' begins the book.

Mar 02 07:24

ISIS 101: What’s really terrifying about this threat

ISIS certainly is not what a great many people think that it is, if you judge what they think by what our corporate press proclaims incessantly.

Judging by what ISIS actually does and whom its acts benefit, its clandestine associates, and the testimony of some witnesses, ISIS is a complex intelligence operation. Its complexity reflects at least in part the fact that it serves the interests of several countries and that it has more than one objective. Its complexity reflects also the large effort to reinforce a false image with disinformation and staged events such as a video of a beheading which could not have been a beheading unless they’ve discovered a bloodless method until now unknown to science.

Mar 01 22:43

Fifty Years of Imperial Wars: Global Neoliberalism and America’s Drive for World Domination

Over the past 50 years the US and European powers have engaged in countless imperial wars throughout the world. The drive for world supremacy has been clothed in the rhetoric of “world leadership”, the consequences have been devastating for the peoples targeted. The biggest, longest and most numerous wars have been carried out by the United States. Presidents from both parties direct and preside over this quest for world power. The ideology which informs imperialism varies from “anti-communism” in the past to “anti-terrorism”today.

Mar 01 13:54

ISIS 101: What’s really terrifying about this threat

The truly terrifying aspect of ISIS and other forces fighting with it in Syria is that the United States and Israel have approved and supported such wanton destruction in so beautiful and formerly-peaceful a place as Syria. Millions of lives destroyed and countless historic places damaged as though they were all nothing more than a few pieces moved on a geopolitical chessboard. I think it fair to describe that as the work of psychopaths.

Mar 01 11:21

Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.

According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back.

The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Mar 01 08:23

US to Send Arms to Ukraine Using Private Contractors - Hacker Group

Washington plans to use Western private military contractors to deliver weapons to Ukraine. Once arms are delivered, these companies will send their “volunteers” who will come to make good use of these weapons.

Mar 01 07:50

10 Reasons Washington Has War Fever

But as Dorothy told her dog, Toto, in the classic "Wizard of Oz" movie, "I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore," we're also not in the America of our Founding Fathers any more, either. Real capitalism and free markets simply do not exist any longer. A few powerful interests manipulate all markets, unlimited fiat money is a profitable franchise and we are attempting to police and control the entire world to maintain our leadership position held since the end of World War Two.

Today you are a fool to trust what the government or press claims is true, fair and balanced, as it's all just propaganda. Regulatory organizations exist only to protect the favored industries not the public, our legal system is a joke and all wars fought for democracy against evil are just looting expeditions against other nations out for profits, gain and natural resources.

Mar 01 05:26

UN Says 1,100 people killed in Iraq in February

In a statement released on Sunday, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 611 civilians were among 1,103 people killed last month. The rest were members of the security forces.

UNAMI said at least 2,280 people were wounded, including 1,353 civilians. January's death toll was at least 1,375. Some 790 of those were civilians.

It said the most violent city was the capital Baghdad, with 329 civilians killed and 875 wounded.

The UN numbers do not include the third of the country held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (*ISIL) group.

Feb 28 12:45

Cocaine Wars: US Troops in Peru's Coca Zone

It has been making practically no headlines outside Peru, and hardly any within, but a force of US Marines has apparently been mobilized to the Andean country—specifically to the conflicted coca-growing jungle region known as the VRAE, or Valley of the Apurímac and Ene Rivers. Peru's Congress quietly approved the deployment in a resolution Jan. 29. The first contingent of 58 soldiers arrived on Feb. 1, and a second of 67 troops on Feb. 15. They are to stay for a year on what is being called a "training" mission. A much larger contingent is to arrive in September, a total to 3,200 Marines, for a six-day joint exercise with Peruvian forces. (Defensa.com, Feb. 19)

Feb 28 09:15

Russia Could Make China King of the South China Sea

America should think twice about arming Ukraine as Russia could easily help China achieve its dreams in the South China Sea.

Feb 28 09:08

10 Reasons Washington Has War Fever

As Clausewitz so clearly stated, "War is merely the continuation of policy by other means," and our leadership and the special interests behind them want to continue the policies and actions that have created so much wealth and world power for them. Think for a moment about the threats they are facing at home and abroad and how a major but limited war could solve or postpone most of their problems and threats to their powerbase.

There are two problems with the war solution. First, while it may be in their best interest to guarantee their survival, war would be bad for our military, soldiers and civilians as well as our economy, private wealth and remaining liberties. Second, there is no guarantee that a real war once started would remain limited in nature. I think both world wars are historical examples of how plans for limited wars can turn into major wars killing tens of millions and all of this for power hungry politicians and vested economic interests

Feb 28 08:38

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?

Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

And the loss of empire increasingly manifests itself in myriad moves by selected players aiming towards a multipolar world.

So no wonder US ‘Think Tankland’ is going bonkers, releasing wacky CIA-tinted “forecasts” where Russia is bound to disintegrate, and China is turning into a communist dictatorship. So much (imperial) wishful thinking, so little time to prolong hegemony.

Feb 28 08:37

Netanyahu, his pants on fire, brings torch to Washington: Burman

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu takes wild-eyed warnings about Iran to U.S. Congress, damaging international negotiations and American relations.

Feb 28 08:36

China’s hypersonic strike vehicle ‘in 3d test flight’

China has reportedly conducted a third flight test for its new ultra-high speed strike vehicle – capable of travelling at up to eight times the speed of sound, in what experts suspect is part of the development of its strategic nuclear program.

The test flight, monitored by US intelligence services this week, was the third in a series of tests of the Wu-14 hypersonic glide vehicle—a high-accuracy, high speed projectile, reports the Washington Free Beacon. The first two were conducted earlier this year.

Feb 28 08:02

Link foreign aid to defence, boost military spending – UK Lords

Hawkish members of the UK House of Lords will battle for increased military spending Friday, proposing that the government link foreign aid to defense budgets. They are expected to argue Britain’s security is more important than its social conscience.

Feb 28 07:52

Report: Obama threatened to fire on Israeli jets attacking Iran

The decision came, according to al-Jarida, after Israel revealed that the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back.

According to the report, Netanyahu and his commanders agreed after four nights of deliberations to task the Israeli army's chief of staff Beni Gants to prepare a qualitative operation against Iran's nuclear program. In addition, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to do whatever they could do to thwart a possible agreement between Iran and the White House because such an agreement is, allegedly, a threat to Israel's security.

The sources added that Gants and his commanders prepared the requested plan and that Israeli fighter jets trained for several weeks in order to make sure the plans would work successfully. Israeli fighter jets even carried out experimental flights in Iran's airspace after they managed to break through radars.

Feb 28 07:51

Israel ‘needs US stealth fighters to attack Iran’

The US provision of stealth fighters to Israel does not serve any defensive purposes, but it enhances Tel Aviv’s abilities to strike countries like Iran, said political commentator Edward Corrigan.

Feb 28 02:45

The Neoconservative Threat To World Order

Washington’s reckless and irresponsible destruction of the trust achieved by Reagan and Gorbachev has resurrected the possibility of nuclear war from the grave in which Reagan and Gorbachev buried it. Again, as during the Cold War the specter of nuclear armageddon stalks the earth.

Feb 27 17:30

‘Jihadi John’ and the Future of the Biometrics Terror Hunt

The future of the biometrics dragnets that identified an Islamic State executioner is on a hilltop in West Virginia. On Thursday, the Washington Post and BBC publicly identified Mohammed Emwazi, a British-educated, Kuwaiti-born man in his mid 20s, as “Jihadi John,” the Islamic State frontman who executed several hostages on camera, to the world’s horror.

Feb 27 17:26

Turkey's Invasion Of Syria Shows Turkish Connection To ISIS; NATO Agenda

Turkey has now officially proven that Israel and the United States are not the only nations that can brazenly violate the sovereignty of other countries, Syria in particular, without fear of reprisal due to NATO support and a blatant culture of aggression. The Turkish invasion of Syrian soil on February 22 under the guise of protecting and securing the tomb of Sulayman Shah is case in point.

Feb 27 13:30

PERCEPTION MANAGERS: 35,000 INDIVIDUALS HAVE REPORTEDLY SIGNED UP TO JOIN UKRAINE’S ‘INFORMATION ARMY’

Russia’s vast state media sector has been embroiled in what has been referred to as an “information war” with Kiev and Western outlets since the beginning of the Ukrainian conflict, offering differing interpretations of the Ukrainian revolution and subsequent war in the east of the country.? The new initiative, which seeks to mobilise Ukrainian bloggers to post their accounts of the war online, was made live earlier this month in a bid to counter Russian propaganda coverage of the conflict.

Feb 27 12:33

Delegation pushes for Michigan missile defense site

The Michigan delegation’s senior senator and longest-serving House Republican said Friday they are working to convince the Pentagon to locate a $3 billion missile defense site in Battle Creek.

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I guess Kellogg is a major strategic target in the coming nuclear war!

Feb 27 10:23

Maplewood Mall Serves Federal Government Eviction Notice

A local shopping center wants to evict the federal government, accusing it of failing to pay rent.

Court documents show the Maplewood Mall's parent company claims its owed more than $50,000.

The government is leasing space for the Armed Forces Career Center and the mall claims it is missing out on six months of rent.

Feb 27 10:19

The Next Battle in Yemen

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is preparing Yemen's battle from the South.
The resigned president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi secretly left his house in Sana'a and fled to Aden. The GCC-backed president rescinded his resignation and attempted to reclaim his position again.

Earlier on September 21, Iran-backed Houthis captured the capital Sana'a and controlled the main governmental institutions.

Ministerial communiqué from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) asked the Security Council to authorize the use of military intervention in Yemen under Chapter 7 of the UN charter.

The UN Security Council Resolution 2201 (2015) includes three key elements:

First, while deploring the Houthis' control of key government institutions, the resolution emphasised the return to the GCC Initiative and the National Dialogue Conference outcomes as the legal foundations of Yemen's transitional period.

Feb 27 07:50

Is fascist America ready for total war against Russia and China?

The debate to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over fascism and the adoption of the UN Charter has recently taken part in New York. Yet, fascism as the destruction of a certain category of humans for the sake of exceptionalism of another category of humans has become the state ideology of the United States. To make matters worse, the UN does not fulfill its functions of a peacemaker.

Feb 26 21:24

Shadow of Truth – End of the War Dollar

Saddam Hussein and Moammar Gadhafi are prime examples of what happens if you decide exchanging your oil for something other than US dollars is a good idea.

Feb 26 18:22

Paul Craig Roberts: The Threat Posed to International Relations By The Neoconservative Ideology of American Hegemony

While the neoconservatives were preoccupied for a decade with their wars in the Middle East, creating a US Africa Command, organizing color revolutions, exiting disarmament treaties, surrounding Russia with military bases, and “pivoting to Asia” to surround China with new air and naval bases, Vladimir Putin led Russia back to economic and military competence and successfully asserted an independent Russian foreign policy.

When Russian diplomacy blocked Washington’s planned invasion of Syria and Washington’s planned bombing of Iran, the neoconservatives realized that they had failed the “first objective” of the Wolfowitz Doctrine and had allowed “the re-emergence of a new rival . . . on the territory of the former Soviet Union” with the power to block unilateral action by Washington.

The attack on Russia began.

Feb 26 15:02

The Rising Spectre of Nuclear War

Ambassador Jack Matlock made an important speech at the National Press Club on February 11. Matlock served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union during 1987-91. In his speech he describes how President Reagan won the trust of the Soviet leadership in order to bring to an end the Cold War and its risk of nuclear armageddon.

Feb 26 14:08

Stratfor’s Global Forecast Report Torn to Bits by International Analysts

They are saying Russia will collapse and disappear within a decade...

Feb 26 13:55

Truth in Media: Origin of ISIS

Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that has already been long forgotten by American media. Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by "inaction" by the United States government or by "direct" action.

Feb 26 11:33

Being Stupid in the Endless War on Terrorism

The West is at war with Muslim terrorists, not Muslims, let alone Islam. That has been the mantra of the states waging war on terrorism. But much of the Muslim world doesn’t buy that, believing instead that the war on terrorism is part of a broader war to control oil and geo-political interests.

Feb 26 11:21

Denounce Secret Prison In Chicago Where Beatings And Interrogations Conducted

In that place detainees remain shackled for long periods.

Police in the city of Chicago has used a special store as a prison where effected beatings and performs secret interrogations even against minors.
An investigation by the Guardian reveals that this place is used to keep detainees out of their databases, beating prisoners, keeping them shackled during “long periods” and prevent access to legal counsel for up to 24 hours.

Read More: http://whatisusa.info/denounce-secret-prison-in-chicago-where-beatings...

Feb 26 10:40

Paul Craig Roberts - The Rising Spectre of Nuclear War

Ambassador Jack Matlock made an important speech at the National Press Club on February 11. Matlock served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union during 1987-91. In his speech he describes how President Reagan won the trust of the Soviet leadership in order to bring to an end the Cold War and its risk of nuclear armageddon.

Feb 26 10:03

Who Is Bankrolling the Islamic State? Private Donors in Gulf Oil States Cited as Key to ISIS Success

Militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State have reportedly abducted at least 220 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria during a three-day offensive. Meanwhile, the Islamic State militant nicknamed "Jihadi John," who has been featured in several beheading videos, has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born former resident of London. In other news, two U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have reportedly killed over three dozen people in Iraq, including at least 20 civilians.

Feb 26 09:54

Kerry warns Congress about Netanyahu’s Iran speech, says Bibi pushed US to attack Iraq

Netanyahu is set to use his next week’s address to a joint session of Congress to condemn a potential nuclear agreement with Iran.

During a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Wednesday, Kerry warned Congress about the controversial speech.

“The prime minister, as you will recall, was profoundly forward-leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq under George W. Bush, and we all know what happened with that decision,” Kerry said.

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Feb 26 09:49

Kerry Reminds Congress Netanyahu Lobbied for Iraq War

Speaking to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry reminded Congress that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was an advocate of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Feb 26 09:43

Reports Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use its airspace for Iran strike

Saudi Arabia is apparently prepared to allow Israeli jets into its airspace to conduct attacks on Iran. That's according to a report by the Israeli Channel 2 TV station, citing an unnamed senior European source.

Feb 26 09:09

Poland to Send Troops to Help Train Ukrainian Army

Poland is to send ‘several dozen’ troops to Ukraine to help train the army there in their de facto war with Russia—but a Russian news portal says ‘nothing new’. Defence ministry advisor Bogus?aw Pacek has confirmed that Poland will follow the example of the United Kingdom, which this week said it would send 75 army trainers.

Feb 26 08:56

Assad meets with French lawmakers in Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has met with a delegation of French parliamentarians in the capital Damascus. The delegation was headed by French Senator Jean-Pierre Vial, Chairman of the Syrian-French friendship Committee, the Syrian Arab News Agency, SANA, reported on Wednesday. The two sides discussed the Syrian-French relations, the regional and international developments and challenges facing the Arab and European regions, particularly those related to terrorism.

Feb 26 08:54

Which 2016 GOP candidate is most gung-ho for war?

A battle to watch: Which 2016 GOP candidate is most gung-ho for war?
Republican voters are hearing the war drums, and are beginning to nod their heads in time to the rhythm. That’s the conclusion one can come to reading this new poll http://www.people-press.org/2015/02/24/growing-support-for-campaign-ag... from the Pew Research Center, which notes, among other things, an increasing eagerness among Republican voters to use ground troops in Iraq and Syria.

We are now likely to enter a cycle in which more hawkish voters lead the GOP candidates to become more hawkish in order to appeal to them, which will in turn encourage the voters to become even more hawkish because they’ll be taking their cues from the things they hear from their party leaders, and around the cycle will go.

Feb 26 08:13

Cameron’s tough-guy tactics: Warmongering & policy gaffes

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has made a name for himself when it comes to supporting yet more wars abroad, including events in Libya, Syria and now Ukraine. But more often than not, such warmongering has come back to bite Britain.

Feb 26 07:38

Jeb Bush Wouldn't Hesitate to Start 'Third Bush War'

In response to a question, the former Florida governor said his family ties would not prohibit him from engaging in armed conflict in the Middle East.

(*The way this family assumes ownership of the nation , it sounds to me like when it commences , it will be known as Bush War III rather than WWIII , and family ties will have everything to do with it . )

Feb 26 06:53

For Propaganda & ‘Democracy Promotion’: State Dept Seeks Budget to Counter RT

Not everyone agrees that American claims on the nature of the global media war are factually correct. Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute, Daniel McAdams, is one dissenting voice.

“I think the problem the US has is they have an unlimited advertising budget, but the product they’re selling is not very attractive overseas. People are tired of US interventionism; they’re tired of US exceptionalism; they’re tired of the US bombing their country – if you’re a Somalian, you don’t care about listening to a radio broadcast from the US, you just wish the US would stop bombing you,” McAdams believes.

Feb 25 19:56

The Odds Of A War Between Israel And Iran Just Went Way Up

Uh oh – Iran just got caught with both hands in the cookie jar. It turns out that even while Iran has been negotiating a “historic peace deal” with the western world, it has been secretly operating a huge underground nuclear enrichment site that it didn’t tell anyone about.

Feb 25 17:55

THE GRAND ILLUSION

The truth is that the risk of an American being killed by terrorism is close to zero, having been calculated at 1:20,000,000

Feb 25 16:19

U.S. Military Trains African Armies Ahead of Boko Haram Campaign

Under the glare of the Saharan sun, a U.S. special forces trainer corrects the aim of a Chadian soldier as he takes cover behind a Toyota pick-up and fires at a target with his AK47 — a drill that could soon save his life.

Chad is sending hundreds of troops to fight Boko Haram in neighboring Nigeria as part of a regional offensive against the Islamist group, which killed an estimated 10,000 people last year in a campaign to carve an Islamic emirate from the north of Africa’s largest oil producer.

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Boy, those sure look like ISIS flags in that photo!

Feb 25 16:05

Poland likely to send military advisers to help Ukraine – defense aid

Poland may follow the UK’s lead and send military advisers to Ukraine to help train the country’s troops. An aid to the Polish defense minister says a final decision will be made in March with the number expected to be under a hundred.

Feb 25 14:42

Truth in Media: Origin of ISIS

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

Feb 25 14:37

Some of the Jury Members Admitted to Watching ‘American Sniper’ Before Verdict in Chris Kyle Shooting

After pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, a jury has now found former Marine Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murder and he has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Does it make a difference that members of the jury watched American Sniper before they reached their verdict?

That the film American Sniper is propaganda cannot be really be argued. Even Scientific American admits this. It’s rewriting of the Iraq war into a black and white, American right versus Iraqi wrong and portrayal of Chris Kyle as nothing less than a simple hero is obvious to anyone paying attention for more than five minutes.

Now it has come to light that jurors watched the film about Chris Kyle before serving...

Feb 25 14:36

Washington Has Resurrected the Threat of Nuclear War

Foreign Affairs is the publication of the elitist Council on Foreign Relations, a collection of former and current government officials, academics, and corporate and financial executives who regard themselves as the custodian and formulator of US foreign policy. The publication of the council carries the heavy weight of authority. One doesn’t expect to find humor in it, but I found myself roaring with laughter while reading an article in the February 5 online issue by Alexander J. Motyl, “Goodbye, Putin: Why the President’s Days Are Numbered.”

I assumed I was reading a clever parody of Washington’s anti-Putin propaganda. Absurd statement followed absurd statement. It was better than Colbert. I couldn’t stop laughing.

Feb 25 13:48

Netanyahu is a warmongering fanatic

Leaked international intelligence service cables have provided telling insights into the reality of Iran's civilian nuclear program-an issue which has been continually hyped up and distorted by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

Feb 25 13:35

A giant art installation targets predator drone operators

In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.

To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of civilian casualties, an artist collective installed a massive portrait facing up in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, where drone attacks regularly occur. Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face.

Feb 25 11:45

Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine?

The deputy foreign minister announced that Kiev is preparing for “full-scale war” against Russia and wants the West to supply lethal weapons and training so the fight can be taken to Russia.

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So this is where WW3 will officially start!

Feb 25 11:43

America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776

This is a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. did not wage any wars.

Feb 25 10:44

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine To 'Bang Out' On Netanyahu Speech

Why Tim Kaine's Decision to Skip Netanyahu's Speech Could Resonate for Years

Why does it matter? Democrats frequently cite Kaine as a strong contender to fill out the party's 2016 presidential ticket.

Feb 25 10:43

Kerry rebukes Netanyahu over Iran ‘deal’

US Secretary of State John Kerry has criticized officials who are speaking against a potential nuclear agreement with Iran, saying they don’t “know what the deal is” amid the ongoing talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

In an apparent reference to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Kerry said on Tuesday, “Anybody running around right now, jumping in to say well we don’t like the deal, or this or that, doesn’t know what the deal is.”

Netanyahu and some other officials in his regime have accused the Obama administration of trying to strike a “bad deal” with Iran.

“There is no deal yet,” Kerry told the US Senate Appropriations Committee. “And I caution people to wait and see what these negotiations produce.”

Feb 25 09:59

French planes on Gulf-based carrier make first strikes

French Rafale warplanes from the carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf on Wednesday carried out their first bombing sortie since joining the fight against jihadists in Iraq this week.

Feb 25 09:36

Palestine at the International Criminal Court: Potential and Problems - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Palestine’s request that the ICC take up Israeli behavior during its summer 2014 invasion of Gaza is a seminal cry for justice. It is also a seminal challenge to the Court and all its member states to see that international law applies to the strong and influential.

Feb 25 09:05

New video shows US Chinook helicopter dropping 2 boxes of weapons for ISIL militants

Feb 25 08:21

U.S. military vehicles paraded 300 yards from the Russian border

U.S. military combat vehicles paraded Wednesday through an Estonian city that juts into Russia, a symbolic act that highlighted the stakes for both sides amid the worst tensions between the West and Russia since the Cold War.

Feb 25 08:20

US and British army parade 300 yards from Russia border

US army vehicles and British soldiers paraded through the streets of an Estonian city just 300 yards from the Russian border yesterday, in a display of Western unity against the encroaching threat from Moscow.

Armoured vehicles from the US Army's Second Cavalry Regiment and British troops were officially taking part in a military parade marking Estonia's Independence Day, but the choice of location was deeply symbolic.

Feb 24 17:46

Komodia’s Founder, “Was Once a Programmer in Israel’s IDF’s Intelligence Core”

Why is Komodia now getting so much attention anyway? Because its hugely intrusive and poorly protected technology is found in many places on the web, according to Marc Rogers, principal security researcher at content delivery network CloudFlare. The technology can be found in various parental control software, including those made by Qustodio and the Israeli firm’s own “Keep My Family Secure” product, and in web filter products across the world. On Weichselbaum’s LinkedIn page, he says: “My biggest vision is to create a world where children can surf the internet safely, and I’m working to see this vision realized.”

Feb 24 13:41

Possibility of New Anti-Russian Sanctions Increases - White House

White House Press Secretary said that the chances to impose new sanctions against Russia have increased amid continuing unrest in eastern Ukraine.

Feb 24 12:48

USA army invasion in Estonia!!! Next stop Ukraine!!!

Feb 24 12:41

American war machine ramping up for revenge

Over the past two decades the United States and Western Europe have been burned badly by the shoddy thinking of its strategists, economists, financiers, policy makers, politicians, academicians and military leaders.

Feb 24 12:37

Search for 8,000 Draft Evaders Unleashed in Ukraine’s Western Region

Many of the targeted men in Ivano-Frankivsk region have left for abroad or are refusing draft notifications

Feb 24 11:49

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah Dubbed 'Candy Land' - Probed for Pain Pill Overkill

Whistleblowers shining harsh light on Hospital; doctors dispense prescription drugs like candy

Feb 24 10:49

Washington Has Resurrected The Threat Of Nuclear War — Paul Craig Roberts

Foreign Affairs is the publication of the elitist Council on Foreign Relations, a collection of former and current government officials, academics, and corporate and financial executives who regard themselves as the custodian and formulator of US foreign policy. The publication of the council carries the heavy weight of authority. One doesn’t expect to find humor in it, but I found myself roaring with laughter while reading an article in the February 5 online issue by Alexander J. Motyl, “Goodbye, Putin: Why the President’s Days Are Numbered.”

Feb 24 10:01

Mandatory Military Service for Congress

For US foreign policymakers, war is not unlike a video game. Press a few buttons here, issue a few directives there, and presto, events take a different turn. At night, they still sleep safely in their own beds, risking nothing more than their own political power.

Maybe mandatory Congressional military service wouldn’t do anything to change their perspective. Maybe they’re so permanently deranged that experiencing the terror of war wouldn’t cause them to waver a bit. I don’t think so, though. I think politicians are self-interested human beings like the rest of us, and that forcing them to immediately confront what they’ve done to the world would make for a lot fewer wars. Or a lot fewer politicians.

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I am for such a mandate, 1,000%!!!!!

Feb 24 08:03

Now Our VA Secretary Is Apologizing Because He Lied About Being in the Special Forces

It not like this guy just forgot he was never in the special forces.

Lying about war and military cred is actually quite common among the ranks of our utterly corrupt Establishment, which is really bizarre considering it seems so easy to debunk.

Feb 24 07:46

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations.

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Time for a repost. If you know anyone who has not read this article, please forward it to them. I understand that this is about to be included in a new book!

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Feb 23 17:53

The Rise of the Mercenary World Order - Max Keiser Reports

After the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan quickly turned into quagmires, the politicians and generals realized they had a problem. They had neither the logistical, nor the combative manpower to properly fight these wars. They were left with three courses of action: withdraw their forces from the conflict, institute a draft, or hire mercenaries to fill the gap. They chose the latter of the three.

Feb 23 12:41

John Browne: Ukraine a Very High Risk of Slipping into Nuclear War

Could the Ukraine crisis turn into a nuclear war? Former Russian advisor to Margret Thatcher, John Browne, contends, “This would have a very high risk of slipping into nuclear war. Russia has enormous ground forces, and they are very up to date. Putin has updated the Russian armed forces tremendously. They have very sophisticated rocket weapons, and if we saw massive numbers of our troops being slaughtered, maybe we would be the first to press the nuclear button. . . . So, this is a desperate situation.”

On the Greece bailout crisis, Browne says, “Germany has exerted its force. Basically, they have a four month reprieve, but even the funds that will come in on Tuesday of this week, they are going to have monitoring which the Greeks have accepted. They said they would never accept monitoring, and they have accepted monitoring and have accepted conditions. . . . Germany has won.”

Feb 23 11:44

Norman Finkelstein: Netanyahu is a maniac

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the recent Israeli attack on Gaza. Norman Finkelstein, author of ‘Method and Madness - The hidden story of Israel's assaults on Gaza’, says the Goldstone report was 'devastating' in its conclusion that Israel was trying to punish and humiliate the citizens of Gaza, and that Israel has a 'maniac' for a head of state.

Feb 23 11:32

Private donors from Gulf Oil States Helping to Bankroll Salaries of Up to 100,000 ISIS Fighters

Islamic State is still receiving significant financial support from Arab sympathisers outside Iraq and Syria, enabling it to expand its war effort, says a senior Kurdish official.

Feb 23 11:18

The Destabilization Doctrine: ISIS, Proxies and Patsies

Israel has essentially used the United States as a cat’s paw in the Middle East, manipulating America’s Leviathan military to smash up her enemies.

Feb 23 11:05

The Destabilization Doctrine: ISIS, Proxies and Patsies

Israel has essentially used the United States as a cat’s paw in the Middle East, manipulating America’s Leviathan military to smash up her enemies.

In the past week we have witnessed a number of expedient events that were designed to legitimize the West’s imperialist foreign policies in the minds of the masses.

Feb 23 10:58

Greece — Syriza – Subservience to Neoliberalism – The Killing Plague that Knows No Mercy?

Greece’s debt today stands at 175 % of her economic output. The best – and only decent and socially as well as economically viable option – is exiting the Eurozone by her own decision.

Greece has various options/

Tsipras-Varoufakis must know them. Perhaps they keep them hidden away until “the last ditch” moment. To begin with, they could have imposed and still can impose strict capital transfer controls, to avoid the outflow of precious capital from Greek oligarchs, capital that eventually is missing for rebuilding Greece’s economy and would need to be replaced by new debt. Although, this is basically against EU’s rule of free transfer of capital, Greece as a sovereign country, can roll back its EU vassal status, take back its sovereignty and do what every reasonable central bank would do in Greece’s situation – impose capital transfer restrictions. After all, the Euro is also – and still is – Greece’s currency.

Feb 23 10:55

China pivots everywhere

The world’s leading economy is on a roll as it enters a new year in the Chinese zodiac. Welcome to the Year of the Sheep. Or Goat. Or Ram. Or, technically, the Green Wooden Sheep (or Goat).

The hyper-connected average Chinese – juggling among his five smart devices (smartphones, tablets, e-readers) – is bravely advancing a real commercial revolution. In China (and the rest of Asia) online transactions are now worth twice the combined value of transactions in the US and Europe.

Feb 23 10:28

Air Force captain, 30, shoots herself dead 'after being sexually assaulted in Afghanistan'

An Air Force Reserve captain whose family believe she was sexually assaulted in Afghanistan killed herself using her handgun.

Jamie Brunette, from Tampa, Florida, was found dead on February 9 by Tampa police in the back of her locked sedan near her apartment.

It appears the 30-year-old killed herself with her Smith & Wesson .380 handgun, which she purchased about six months earlier according to police, reports the Tampa Tribune.

Feb 23 09:47

U.S. Army Claims to Be Full of Liars

“Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession” is the title of a new paper by Leonard Wong and Stephen Gerras of the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute. Its thesis: the U.S. Army is full of liars who habitually lie as part of a lying culture that has internalized and normalized lying to the point of unrecognizability.

Finally a claim from the Army I’m prepared to take seriously!

Feb 23 09:35

The Destabilization Doctrine: ISIS, Proxies and Patsies

It would certainly seem that way if one were to take at face value the putrid assertions of Western governments that are not particularly known for their honesty or integrity. But astute observers of history and geopolitics can spot a deception when they see one, and the latest theatrical performances being marketed to the masses as real, organic occurrences remind one of a Monty Python sketch.

In the past week we have witnessed a number of expedient events that were designed to legitimize the West’s imperialist foreign policies in the minds of the masses. On Feb. 15 the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) released another highly choreographed and visually striking video allegedly depicting the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. Shortly following the video’s release, the Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sissi launched air strikes against ISIS targets in Libya where the execution video was allegedly filmed, although experts are now saying that the production was faked.

Feb 23 09:20

U.S. staged mock mall attacks to test readiness after Kenya siege

After a siege at a Kenyan mall two years ago, the FBI started staging mock attacks in U.S. shopping centers during off hours to test their readiness, an official said.

Feb 23 09:15

US arming Israel with additional 14 stealth fighters

The United States is set to arm Israel with more fighter jets in a three-billion-dollar agreement signed between Washington and Tel Aviv over the weekend.

The deal includes 14 F-35 stealth fighters made by the US company, Lockheed Martin, at a cost of about $110 million each, Israeli officials announced on Sunday.

Feb 23 09:00

Financial War: US Wants to Trigger Wave of Russian Bankruptcies

The US government insists on a tightening of sanctions against Russia, and demands that the EU follow suit. Washington now wants sanctions that will have a “devastating” effect, which Russia must “suffer.” Financial measures are planned to trigger a wave of bankruptcies in Russia.

Feb 23 08:04

Evil Assad, Evil Gaddafi, Now Evil Putin: How the West Sells War (and Makes a Killing)

As the conflict in Ukraine persists and as peace talks between Putin and western European leaders (Merkel and Hollande) continue, it is important to look at the economic actors/interests that benefit from conflict and regime change in the Ukraine and how this compares to situations like Syria, Libya and Iraq. There are under-reported angles and interests to these conflicts that we hear little about in western mainstream media and that many do not look for because they are too caught up in political or human dramas.

Feb 23 08:03

Obama’s War Policies Show a Pattern

U.S. President Barack Obama has repeatedly employed a tactic of attacking Russia by using fundamentalist and other conservative extremists in a given Russia-allied nation, so as to turn that Russia-allied nation away from Russia, and toward America, and then of trying to crush these very same right-wing extremists who have been so effective in defeating (or at least weakening) the pro-Russian leader in that Russia-allied country. This tactic leaves civil war and enormous bloodshed in the given formerly (or still) Russia-allied nation.

Feb 23 07:56

France deploys aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf in fight against 'IS'

France has bolstered its contribution to the fight against "Islamic State." Its aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will now operate from the Persian Gulf, allowing more combat jets to fight alongside the US-coalition.

Feb 22 15:21

Greece — Syriza – Subservience to Neoliberalism – The Killing Plague that Knows No Mercy?

Greece’s debt today stands at 175 % of her economic output. The best – and only decent and socially as well as economically viable option – is exiting the Eurozone by her own decision.

Greece has various options. Tsipras-Varoufakis must know them. Perhaps they keep them hidden away until “the last ditch” moment. To begin with, they could have imposed and still can impose strict capital transfer controls, to avoid the outflow of precious capital from Greek oligarchs, capital that eventually is missing for rebuilding Greece’s economy and would need to be replaced by new debt. Although, this is basically against EU’s rule of free transfer of capital, Greece as a sovereign country, can roll back its EU vassal status, take back its sovereignty and do what every reasonable central bank would do in Greece’s situation – impose capital transfer restrictions. After all, the Euro is also – and still is – Greece’s currency.

Feb 22 15:18

Barb Weir interviews moderate Syrian rebels

You must be joking. Since when are Syrian rebels from Syria? They come from Afar, Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Australia, Azabaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Britain, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chechnya, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, France…

…but Syria? Please, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a Syrian Syrian rebel. And there weren’t that many to start with.

Well, ISIL, ISIS, the Islamic state – whatever you want to call it – they’re paying even better and getting their money from the same places as us

Feb 22 09:08

Gorbachev Says War With Russia Is Imminent

Ex Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev has said that he believes the United States is attempting to drag Russia into a war and is pulling the European Union into the situation too.

Feb 22 09:06

U.S. to slow down troop withdrawal from Afghanistan as White House ‘rethinks’ mission

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says White House wants to make sure "progress sticks."

Feb 22 09:01

ISIL is Secret American Army in Middle East – US Historian

US historian Webster Tarpley says that the United States created the Islamic State and uses jihadists as its secret army to destabilize the Middle East.

Feb 22 08:46

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Watching the Same Movie About American War for 75 Years

a good recap of formulaic war porn

snip: All it takes these days to turn a loss into a win is to zoom in tight enough to ignore defeat. In American Sniper, the disastrous occupation of Iraq is shoved offstage so that more Iraqis can die in Kyle’s sniper scope. In Lone Survivor, a small American “victory” is somehow dredged out of hopeless Afghanistan because an Afghan man takes a break from being droned to save the life of a SEAL.

In sum: gritty, brave, selfless men, stoic women waiting at home, noble wounded warriors, just causes, and the necessity of saving American lives. Against such a lineup, the savage enemy is a crew of sitting ducks who deserve to die. Everything else is just music, narration, and special effects. War pornos, like their oversexed cousins, are all the same movie.

Feb 22 08:17

Fake News!! CNN & BBC Busted!! ISIS Is A Fake Threat!! 2014

Feb 22 08:14

Obama to Congress: Rubber-Stamp My Perpetual War By Marjorie Cohn

The most important question is: how can more bloodshed justify past bloodshed? Perpetual war is perpetual murder

Feb 22 07:43

Top 10 Bogus ISIS Stories By Adam Johnson

“If we really saw war, what war does to young minds and bodies, it would be impossible to embrace the myth of war. If we had to stand over the mangled corpses of schoolchildren killed in Afghanistan and listen to the wails of their parents, we would not be able to repeat clichés we use to justify war. This is why war is carefully sanitized. This is why we are given war's perverse and dark thrill but are spared from seeing war's consequences. The mythic visions of war keep it heroic and entertaining…

The wounded, the crippled, and the dead are, in this great charade, swiftly carted offstage. They are war's refuse. We do not see them. We do not hear them. They are doomed, like wandering spirits, to float around the edges of our consciousness, ignored, even reviled. The message they tell is too painful for us to hear. We prefer to celebrate ourselves and our nation by imbibing the myths of glory, honor, patriotism, and heroism, words that in combat become empty and meaningless.”

Feb 22 07:32

Evil Assad, Evil Gaddafi, Now Evil Putin: How the West Sells War (and Makes a Killing)

Distraction politics and the economic variables in Ukraine and the parallels with Syria, Libya and Iraq.

Feb 22 07:27

Kagan + Nuland: Liberal Interventionists Michael S. Rozeff

snip: Kagan stands for the liberal values that came out of the Enlightenment and characterize the Western states. But he also believes that these states are pansies who need to be muscular in defense of these values. “Muscular” means interventionist and ever-willing to insert force and arms in foreign lands; not in classic self-defense but on a pro-active, preemptive basis. In other words, to maintain liberal values and promote liberalism worldwide, the liberal states have to behave illiberally. They have to attack other countries that they deem threatening. They have to be provocative toward any country that doesn’t meet their standards of liberality.

Feb 22 07:19

US “Easing Into” War with Syria Using ISIS Boogeyman

The US is a few “accidental” airstrikes away from total war with Syria. The US is reportedly working with Turkey to provide militants inside of Syria with radios to call in US airstrikes to help in their “fight against ISIS.” Despite the obvious reality that these militants are in fact fighting alongside ISIS and are primarily fighting the Syrian Arab Army, and that such airstrikes are inevitably going to be called in on Syrian, not ISIS targets, the US is nonetheless attempting to assure the world this is not the case.

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