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WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

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.

Feb 21 21:08

"Prepare for Full-Scale War" says Ukraine Deputy Foreign Minister

I have been sitting on close to a dozen videos describing the massive damage in military equipment in the latest separatist surge. For a description, but no videos, please see Debaltsevsky Under Rebel Control, Boiler Remains; What's Next?

Feb 21 15:08

The Assassination of Greece

The strangulation of Syriza is part and parcel of the decade long process of the EU’s assassination of Greece.

A savage response to a heroic attempt by an entire people, hurled into destitution, condemned to be ruled by kleptocratic conservatives and social democrats.

Empires do not surrender their colonies through reasonable arguments or by the bankruptcy of their regressive “reforms”.

If in fact, EU dogmatism and intransigence forecloses even the most favorable deals, Tsipras and Syriza, (against their desires) may be forced to exit the Euro Empire and face the challenge of carving out a new truly radical policy and economy as a free and independent country.

Feb 21 15:04

At War With Those “Who Have Perverted Islam”

The latest ISIL political ally to surface is Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, and an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2008.

During a speech at this week’s White House conference on countering violent extremism,President Obama described the enemy that calls itself ISIL:

“We are not at war with Islam; we are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”

That statement is sensible and it is clear. It represents the President’s careful separation of ISIL (initially self-designated as the Islamic State in the Levant) from the world’s Muslim population.

ISIL is not remotely representative of Islam. It steals its language the way extremists out of Jewish and Christian backgrounds pervert those religious communities.

Feb 21 14:57

How, to contain and defeat perverted and violent Islamic fundamentalism

American foreign policy and authoritarian Muslim regimes, cause/provoke Muslim hurt, humiliation, anger and the despair of no hope.

If perverted and violent Islamic fundamentalism (PVIF) in all of its manifestations is to be contained and defeated there’s one thing above all others that must happen – Western leaders, starting with President Obama, must open their minds to the fact that consequences have causes and then address the causes.

There are two main and related causes of PVIF (Perverted and violent Islamic fundamentalism):

(1) American-led Western foreign policy for the Arab and wider Muslim world including its double standard as demonstrated by refusal to call and hold Israel to account for its defiance of international law and rejection of the Palestinian claim for justice.

(2) The corruption, authoritarianism and repression of most if not all Arab and other Muslim regimes. In most cases they are regimes supported/endorsed by American-led Western foreign policy.

Feb 21 10:24

The US bombed the USSR on October 8, 1950 - Bet you never heard THAT in school!

Google translate: October 8, 1950 at 16.17 local time, two US Air Force fighter Lockheed F-80C "Shting Star" ("Meteor") violated the state border of the USSR and, absorbed almost 100 km, attacked the Soviet military airfield Dry River 165 km from Vladivostok, in the Khasan district. The bombardment of the US Air Force planes were damaged in the parking lot of seven Soviet aircraft squadrons, one burned down completely.

Feb 21 10:16

A Century of American Figurehead Presidents Marching to the Beat of Wall Street and the New World Order

But between our Presidents’ Day sales, popcorn and beer, this President’s Day 2015 might also be an opportune time to pause and reflect on our presidents over this last century. President’s Day then becomes a sober reckoning of how the fate of our cherished democratic republic was lost and stolen by today’s totalitarian oligarchy. A chronicle of this last century’s presidents offers us Americans a greater understanding of the diminished role our figurehead presidents have played as a mere public face to the shrouded power elite puppet masters pulling their strings. What follows is a presentational overview providing a step-by-step thread of continuity that has led us to the New World Order burgeoning today.

1913 was a pivotal year that brought to fruition the meticulously laid out agenda conspired in total secrecy of the Jekyll Island Coup d’Etat that culminated with the Federal Reserve Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson establishing the deceptively covert, privatized central banking cabal of the Federal Reserve Board. The other illegal 1913 coup that was part of the low-blow, one-two near knockout punch against the American people was the birth of the federal income tax. Thus the foundation of today’s globalist Ponzi scheme on the verge right now of implosion gained its lethal foothold into our lives just one year before “the war to end all wars.”

Feb 21 10:12

US military officers guilty of 'dishonesty and deception' at all levels, finds damning official report

A damning official report claims dishonesty within the U.S. military is so endemic that everyone assumes they are being lied to at all times.

The shock report calls on officials to 'urgently confront the corrupting influence of dishonesty' within the army, warning officers have become 'ethically numb'.

The situation has become so bad, the executive summary concludes it has 'allowed leaders to espouse lofty professional values while slogging through the mire of dishonesty and deceit'.

Feb 21 08:52

IBM Watson Dehumanizing Veterans Care

Jefferey Jaxen
Activist Post

IBM, whose stock price has sunk to its lowest in four years, has recently “announced a $1 billion investment to establish the new Watson Group.” IBM’s Watson computer processes large amounts of your information to make a better decision for you. Watson is now embedded in the Department of Veterans Affairs Data Center in Austin, Texas to “advise doctors on treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.” According to their press release, the technology will “transform decision making,” or said in a different way, if you are a Veteran in need of care, IBM’s Watson will soon make the decision about your health care for you...

Feb 21 08:47

Islamic terror and the great deception

The unseen adepts who rule America also rule the world. They are masters at understanding human nature.

They have spent hundreds of years creating the public mindset which they manipulate in our generation with the most perfect precision. Words, phrases and thought patterns are a political science that triggers exact and predictable responses to political rhetoric.

They have many names — the elite, Illuminati, Zionists, Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund, to name a few — but in the end they are one in the same. Their goals are one in the same. Their goals are not your goals, but they are masters at convincing you they are.

Feb 21 08:36

Victoria Nuland Shocks, Irritates Germany for the Second Time

According to the report, Nuland called Chancellor Merkel’s trip to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin “Merkel’s Moscow stuff.” The atmosphere heated up; one of the senators was to have ridiculed the German Defense Minister (the “Defeatism Minister”); a reference to the Europeans’ “Moscow bullshit” was probably also made.

The top diplomat Nuland is considered conservative. In case of an electoral victory by the Republicans in the coming year, she will be considered a potential new Secretary of State. She is married to Robert Kagan, a [Ed: neo-]conservative thinker. Last year he published a text, why America must remain the undisputed leader of the world.

In the Ukraine crisis Nuland is a hardliner and a supporter of delivering weapons – unlike her President Barack Obama, she has a clear opinion on what needs to be done.

Feb 21 08:26

US ''Easing Into'' War with Syria by Using ISIS

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

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...

Feb 21 08:25

Toronto Star promoting the extreme right in Ukraine

The three conglomerates that dominate print media in Canada -- Torstar, which publishes the Toronto Star, the country’s largest daily newspaper; Woodbridge, which publishes The Globe and Mail, the largest national daily; and Postmedia, which controls the daily newspapers of most cities in English Canada -- speak on Ukraine as though they all attended the same indoctrination sessions. Viewed through their prism, Ukraine is topsy-turvy and bears little resemblance to reality. Human rights, moral standards and the concerns of the people of the east of the country are given no standing, no voice and no sympathy.

Among the three, the Star has distinguished itself in that three of its writers have used their column and article space to vaunt the fundraising projects of Ukraine's extreme-right parties and militias and the Ukraine army. These are the forces which have been shelling towns and cities in eastern Ukraine and otherwise committing countless war crimes for the better part of the past year.

Feb 20 13:42

BYE-BYE POLICE TANKS? LAW-MAKERS PROPOSE ANTI-POLICE-MILITARIZATION BILL

A bill introduced in Montana, HB 330, which would attempt to reign in the growing militarization of law enforcement is making its way through the House. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer, would put limit on the type of military equipment that could be transferred to state and local police under the federal 1033 program. In addition, the bill will audit the current inventory and require a strict regiment of oversight.

Feb 20 13:36

US Ground Troops Likely to Join Iraq’s Attack on Mosul

Despite official denials, the US war on ISIS has been careening toward another ground war in both Iraq and Syria. The latest reports suggest the ground component of this war could be very soon to beginning.

Feb 20 11:27

Pakistan Army increasing cooperation with CIA on drone strikes

Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, an Islamabad-based independent political and defence analyst, told Owen Bennett-Jones that there had been a shift in attitude among Pakistan’s rulers, who had until recently been opposed to the CIA’s covert war in their country.

Feb 20 08:18

U.S., Turkey Sign Deal to Openly Arm ISIS-Linked Syrian Rebels

The U.S. and Turkey have signed an agreement to openly train and arm Syrian rebels, the majority of whom have ties to ISIS.

Feb 20 08:06

WIRETAPS REVEAL TURKEY'S ATTACKS ON SYRIAN REGIME POSITIONS

Media reports based on eyewitness and opposition sources saying that Turkey has become a party to the civil war in Syria have found their way into court proceedings. During the trial of the Islamic State (IS) militants who attacked Turkish security forces at Nigde last year, court files revealed that Turkey, beyond supplying opposition forces with weapons and ammunition, had also given artillery support to the opposition groups that captured Kassab. The prosecutor obtained striking admissions by tapping the defendants’ phones. According to documents obtained by Ahmet Sik of Cumhuriyet, the wiretapping transcripts reveal that the opposition forces at Kassab inform people in Turkey of the coordinates of Syrian army positions around Kassab, and then Turkey shells those locations.

Feb 20 07:34

Top GOP senators blast Obama admin’s waffling on arming Ukraine military

Two influential Republican national security hawks in the Senate hammered the Obama administration’s failure to take a more aggressive posture toward the war in eastern Ukraine Tuesday, asserting that the White House should “immediately” authorize the shipment of U.S. weapons to the Ukrainian military.

“The Chancellor of Germany and the President of France, with the support of the President of the United States, are legitimizing the dismemberment of a sovereign nation in Europe for the first time in seven decades,” Sens. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona said in a joint statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay John, if you really feel that way, here's your rifle and here's your parachute. We ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA's torture centers and we think the cleaners got most of the blood out. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane and we will call Putin and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself.

But We The People remember the lies about stolen incubators that tricked us into the first invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember the lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember how only a year ago you tried to trick us into war with Syria with more lies about poison gas.

We The People remember how there weren't really torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin or a Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, but how there really WERE weapons on board the Lusitania.

In short, We The People remember all the lies, frauds, and deceptions used to trick us into wars of conquest, to send our young people out to die in wars created out of thin air by and for the money-junkies. I think it is time that wee have a new rule in America; that those who want war are the first to the front lines. You are all splendidly brave with the lives of other peoples' children. Let's see the true measure of your courage and commitment to war.

You first!

Feb 20 07:09

Whistleblower Reveals Deadly Nerve Agent Spill At Kentucky Army Base

Interestingly, the Blue Grass Army Depot was also where the U.S. Army was stockpiling millions of rounds of 7.62x39mm AK-47 ammunition, most likely for the CIA who has been covertly arming ISIS-linked Syrian rebels for at least two years.

Feb 20 00:21

Putin Should Just Take East Ukraine

Such a decisive move by Russia would definitely put an end to the Western-backed war of aggression on the pro-Russian people of east Ukraine.

Moscow has so far shown more than enough forbearance towards Washington and its puppet regime in Kiev. And yet this week, Washington’s allies in the European Union have seen it fit to impose fresh sanctions on Russia. Putin’s diplomatic efforts to end the conflict on a mutual basis between the Kiev regime and the separatist ethnic Russian people have been twisted and upended at every turn by Washington.

Feb 19 22:39

CNN Insists ISIS Lures Women… With Nutella & Kittens.

I wanted to actually add some info here from this story but just... look at that headline. HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA SERIOUSLY??? Why are people still watching this utter b.s.?

Feb 19 19:29

No More AUMFs! No More 'Unitary Executives' We’re Losing Our Democracy and All Our Freedoms by DAVE LINDORFF

snip: The legal “theory” cobbled together by the Bush/Cheney White House attorney-for-hire John Yoo and accepted by the Supreme Court majority is that during time of war, and particularly in a war zone, the Constitution makes the American president a “unitary executive” who has within his power not just executive, but also legislative and judicial authority to act on his own without restraint. This is the specious argument that has allowed President Obama, and President Bush before him, to override the Constitutional guarantee of a right to a fair trial by ones peers, and to simply decide whether to torture captives or whether an American should be killed in a drone strike for allegedly being a terrorist or terror supporter. It is the argument that allows the president to decide that it’s okay to torture someone, in violation of US and international law. It’s okay for the NSA and other federal agencies to spy on Americans under this unitary executive theory, too.

Feb 19 16:52

Obama Destroyed Libya

What he did to Libya is as bad as what Bush did to Iraq and Afghanistan. He doesn’t deserve a historical pass.

Feb 19 16:48

When It Comes to ISIS, Obama Is Utterly Clueless

The most savage group of Islamic terrorists that any of us have ever seen has taken over large portions of Iraq, Syria and Libya. As they go along, they are gleefully beheading, crucifying and torching innocent civilians. They believe that they are living in the end times, and that they are part of a great Islamic army that will defeat “the forces of Rome” and bring about a glorious new age during which Islam rules the entire planet. But Barack Obama and his minions absolutely refuse to use the words “Islam” or “Muslim” when discussing ISIS. Instead, as you will see below, the Obama administration insists that the reason that ISIS exists is because of a lack of “job opportunities” in that area of the world. If we could just find enough good jobs for the terrorists, apparently the entire problem of Islamic terror would just fade away according to them. This kind of twisted politically correct thinking is going to be one of the things that leads to the downfall of this country.

Feb 19 16:46

State Dept. Prepares to Give Armed Drones to Allies

Government officials in the United States say the White House is readying to announce a policy change that will let armed unmanned aerial vehicles, or weaponized drones, legally be given to allied nations.

The Washington Post was first to report on Tuesday this week that the Obama administration is preparing to reveal details about an arrangement that will for the first time let American allies receive the controversial counterterrorism tool that has become a hallmark of recent US-led wars.

“The United States is committed to stringent standards for the sale, transfer and subsequent use of US-origin military UAS,” or unmanned aerial systems, the State Department said in a statement on Tuesday.

Feb 19 16:40

'Obama’s speech at security summit was Performance of deception’ - Brian Becker

The world must reject the notion that the United States and its western allies are at war with Islam, President Barack Obama has said, putting the blame for extremism in the Middle East on Syria’s embattled President Bashar Al-Assad and governmental instability in neighboring Iraq.

Feb 19 15:53

Syria: Special Forces From Turkey Attack The Syrian Arab Army

Yesterday the Syrian Arab Army tried to relief the insurgent-besieged villages of Nubl and al-Zahraa and to close the corridor between the city of Aleppo and the Turkish border to the north. The troops captured three villages and nearly closed the gap in their ring around Aleppo but were pushed out again in an onslaught by hundreds of enemies coming from the direction of the Turkish border.

Feb 19 13:31

Jeb Bush 2016: "I'm My Own Man" While Dragging Along His Daddy and Brother's Most Anti-Constitutional Pals

Do you realize if this nation elects Jeb Bush as its next president, the last three republican presidents will all be Bushes?

If that's not an unofficial dynasty, America, I'm not sure what is.

To make matters even worse in the same old, same old department, the guy is already surrounding himself with all the same disastrous advisors that his brother and father had when they were both president.

It reads like the playbook of Fascism 2.0: New World Order or bust.

Feb 19 12:05

NATO, not Russia, threatens Baltics: Moscow

Moscow has rejected the British defense secretary's allegation that Russia poses a threat to the Baltic countries, saying the real risk comes from NATO's increased activity.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said Thursday that British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon's remarks are beyond "diplomatic ethics."

"The comments of Mr. Fallon of course are already beyond diplomatic ethics and the characterization of Russia is completely intolerable," Lukashevich added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You wanna do something about it, Putin? Huh? HUH? I dare you to do something about it. I double-dog dare you!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 19 12:00

Gerald Celente: Ukraine economy in free fall - inflation, energy tariffs soar

The east of Ukraine, now ravaged by war, was once the county's industrial powerhouse, but the fighting has destroyed many factories and plants in the region, and left others too dangerous to operate. Inflation's expected to rise to almost 27% this year, the national currency is in free fall, driving workers' monthly wages down to less than 60 dollars. Publisher of the 'Trends Journal' Gerald Celente says the loss of trade with Russia has also dealt a severe blow to Ukraine's economy.

Feb 19 11:45

RT HD In the NOW - Tony Blair Buttwipe

Feb 19 09:43

Church of England's hidden Zionist agenda

It seems Stephen Sizer has reached an important moment in his life. He could renounce his promise made under duress, throw off the chains of silence and stick two fingers up at the Church authorities. If the Church of England has become Zionism's bitch, it needs help. And a powerful purgative. Who is going to administer it?

Feb 19 09:03

Oceania: Heavy legacy of US military ambitions

Drawing by a child on the Marshall Islands, depicting the US’s Bikini Atoll nuclear explosion. It was widely seen as a nuclear experiment on human beings. Between 1946 and 1958, 23 nuclear devices were detonated by the United States at seven test sites located on the reef, inside the atoll, in the air and underwater

Feb 19 08:41

Obama’s “Fake War” against the Islamic State (ISIS). The Islamic State is Protected by the US and its Allies

Since August 2014, the US Air Force with the support of a coalition of 19 countries has relentlessly waged an intensified air campaign against Syria and Iraq allegedly targeting the Islamic State brigades.

According to Defense News, over 16,000 airstrikes were carried out from August 2014 to mid January 2015. Sixty percent of the air strikes were conducted by the US Air Force using advanced jet fighter and bombing capabilities (Aaron Mehta, “A-10 Performing 11 Percent of Anti-ISIS Sorties”. Defense News, January 19, 2015.)

The airstrikes have been casually described by the media as part of a “soft” counter-terrorism operation, rather than an act of all out war directed against Syria and Iraq.

Feb 19 06:02

RAF scrambles Typhoons to intercept giant ‘Russian Bear’ bombers off Cornwall

British RAF Typhoon fighter jets have been scrambled in response to two Russian Bear long-range bombers spotted off the coast of Cornwall, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said

Feb 19 05:38

Interview with Senator Tim Sheldon on WA SB-5623 Motorcycle Lane Sharing & Filtering

Petition here:
http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2015/02/kingcast-says-on-wa-sb-56...
http://tinyurl.com/onmag8f

I will follow up in a few hours on the name of the WSJ writer who called Senator Sheldon's office so I can get this video to him today as well.

I am including also the Excel spreadsheets of the 937 signatures and 327 comments we have as of 4:40 a.m. I'm sure we can and will get exponentially more but the deadline to get out of Committee is here.

Ciao.
The Petition is here:

http://tinyurl.com/onmag8f

My Open Letter to our Statesmen reads as follows:

20 February, 2015 VIA EMAIL

Re: SB 5623 and HB 1515 Must Move From Committee for Everyone’s Benefit

Feb 18 19:51

One day the ruler's here, next they're gone - law prof. on drone policies

The State Department has announced a new policy change that will allow for the sale of weaponized drones to allied nations, but the consequences are far from clear considering recent events and regime changes in the Middle East.

Feb 18 15:32

(Video) Wesley Clark: Our friends and allies funded ISIS to destroy Hezbollah

He also warned about attacking “We’re going to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran”

Feb 18 14:46

DARPA implant could give people Terminator-like vision

Leave it to the US Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create something that makes smart glasses and augmented reality headsets seem passé: the team behind some of the military’s most cutting edge technology is creating implants that can give people Terminator vision. According to CNET, the DARPA boffins are reportedly working on a device known as a ‘cortical modem’ that plugs directly into a person’s DNA and visual cortex. Not only does this unique device help someone overcome blindness or poor eyesight, it generates a built-in heads-up display (HUD) that appears right in before their very eyes.

Feb 18 13:14

Kiev says troops withdrawn from Debaltsevo, rebels claim military ‘surrender en masse’

Kiev troops surrounded in the city of Debalstevo have started to surrender en masse, Ukrainian rebels have said. President Poroshenko announced a complete withdrawal from the contested city.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed in a video statement that he has given an order to withdraw troops from Debaltsevo on Wednesdsay.

“We stated and proved that Debaltsevo was under our control and that there was no encirclement. Our units withdrew according to plan in an organized manner. They took military hardware with them – tanks, APCs, artillery pieces, tow-tracks, cars,” the president said.

He added that some 80 percent of the troops have already left the city.

Feb 18 12:28

Victoria Nuland the F**k the EU spiritual mother of Nulandistan is in trouble

Der Spiegel attacked Victoria Nuland, President Obama’s Nazi-loving representative for Europe, as "America’s Riot Diplomat" — the sobriquet can mean both that Nuland acts disruptively, and that she creates riots (as on the Maidan in Ukraine).
The "Politics" column states that Nuland poses a threat to America’s allies, and that while she is supposed to solve the crisis of Ukraine and relations with Russia, "In the crisis, Nuland herself has become the problem."

EIR Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche has called the immediate firing of Nuland, an indispensable step to avoid a plunge into thermonuclear war with Russia.

Feb 18 11:47

Obama Destroyed Libya

Bush committed this error in Iraq. Obama made it in Libya. And now he's doing it again in Syria.What he did to Libya is as bad as what Bush did to Iraq and Afghanistan. He doesn’t deserve a historical pass.

When Obama took office in 2009, Libya was under the clutches of longtime dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. But things were looking up.

Bush and Gaddafi had cut a deal to lift Western trade sanctions in exchange for Libya acknowledging and paying restitution for its role in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. In a rare triumph for Bush, Libya also agreed to give up its nuclear weapons research program. Libyan and Western analysts anticipated that Gaddafi’s dictatorship would be forced to accept liberal reforms, perhaps even free elections and rival political parties, in order to attract Western investment.

Feb 18 10:27

Global Politics – a war of meanings

In the course of life today, we’ve grown accustomed to using terms whose meaning we might not fully understand. We throw them around casually, not realizing that they lose their meaning and sometimes even come around to stand for their exact opposite. This is precisely why the sense has arisen today in society that there is a need to determine in a clear and understandable manner exactly what is happening on the global chessboard in front of all of our eyes – the Big Story, written online.

Feb 18 10:25

American current bi-party system is bankrupt

It was Thucydides who warned us about slick tongued orators when he criticized the weakness and dangers of Democracy!

Obama and his administration have done, or achieved, none of the things which they claim to have done in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Palestine or at home in the U.S.

Many of the problems may have been inherited from the policies and tactics of the bent, crooked, broken and hijacked eight-year Administration of George Bush, but nothing has really changed. In fact, his pursuit of these very same methods and tactics as “resolutions” to these problems seems to have simply added more fuel to these disastrous fires.

Watch President Obama assist U.S. media propagandists on Russia, President Putin and Ukraine here:

Feb 18 07:26

ISIS plans to invade Europe through Libya – report

ISIS’ plans to conquer Europe via Libya have been revealed in letters seen by an anti-terrorism group

Feb 17 20:59

James Corbett - Interview 1000 – Rick Rozoff Warns Ukraine War is Inevitable

Rick Rozoff of Stop Nato joins us to go over the context of the US/NATO/EU/IMF takeover of Ukraine, why it is taking place, and where it is ultimately leading. Rozoff warns that war is not a potential outcome but is in fact already taking place, and full-scale US/NATO intervention is virtually unstoppable at this point.

Feb 17 20:56

Wesley Clark: "Our friends and allies funded ISIS to destroy Hezbollah"

Feb 17 16:54

Ron Paul: How Many More Wars?

"As I have said, this militarism will end one way or the other. Either enough Americans will wake up and demand an end to Washington’s foreign adventurism, or we will go broke and be unable to spend another fiat dollar on maintaining the global U.S. empire."

Feb 17 16:47

Italy Mobilizes 5,000-Strong Military Force to Fight ISIS in Libya

The government of Italy appears to be taking seriously the threats posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) to its nation. Italian officials said on Monday that they are considering sending 5,000 troops into Libya to combat the country’s burgeoning jihadist presence.

Feb 17 16:46

Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya

As ISIS makes inroads into Libya, officials in Rome are panicking about an Islamic State just across the sea—but have no idea how to combat the crisis.

Feb 17 14:03

Breaking News: "Russian draft resolution on Ukraine passed by UN Security Council"

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a Russia-drafted resolution to support the Minsk agreements, reached by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine last week.

“After the unprecedented diplomatic efforts last week, Ukraine has a chance to turn a dramatic page in its history,” said Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin, who expressed “gratitude” towards the other parties for endorsing the document.

Moscow would aid“in full”the realization of the agreement, he added.

Feb 17 08:01

Private Arms Dealers in Bed With UK Defence Ministry

Concerns have been raised over the close relationship between the British government and the private sector, after it was revealed that a number of arms firms’ employees are currently seconded to positions in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other government departments.

Feb 17 07:12

“Islamic State Déjà Vu”: US Sponsored Islamic Fighters in the Balkans, Washington Was Behind the 2001 Terrorist Attacks in Macedonia

The following article focussing on the jihadist terrorist insurgency in Macedonia was first published by antiwar.com in July 2001, barely two months before the September 11, 2001 attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon.

Known and documented, since the Soviet-Afghan war, recruiting Mujahedin (“holy warriors”) to fight covert wars on Washington’s behest had become an integral part of US foreign policy. A report of the US Congress had revealed how the US administration – under advice from the National Security Council headed by Anthony Lake – had “helped turn Bosnia into a militant Islamic base” leading to the recruitment through the so-called “Militant Islamic Network,” of thousands of Mujahedin from the Muslim world.

Feb 17 07:08

Arkansas state senator suggests US nuke allies in order to deal with ISIS threat

Arkansas state Senator Jason Rapert took to Facebook to suggest that the best way to “quickly turn things around” in territory captured by Islamic State extremists would be a “strategically placed nuclear weapon.”

“With ISIS spreading all over the Middle East and Africa and Islamic Extremists carrying out violence in Europe, the United Kingdom and even in the United States, I wonder why the civilized world just sits by when we have weapons that could wipe out these barbarians where they are concentrated?” he asked.

“I believe,” Rapert continued, “it is time to annihilate the strongholds and pursue the rest till we have them all captured or killed. A strategically placed nuclear weapon would save the lives of our soldiers and quickly turn things around.”

Feb 17 06:31

Putin Wins a Second Match

Has Russia’s Vladimir Putin pulled Barack Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire for a second time?

Will the shaky cease-fire in Ukraine that began this weekend hold up and end a conflict that was threatening a nuclear war between the United States and Russia?

The answer to the first question is yes. Remember back in 2013 when the Obama White House was threatening to attack Syria over allegations it was using poison gas?As it turned out, the UN found it was the US-backed Syrian rebels who were likely to have used chemical weapons rather than the Damascus regime.

Noble Peace Prize Winner Obama and his lady strategists almost got the US into a war in Syria that could have led to direct clashes with Russia, which was backing the Damascus government.Along came that unlikely man of peace, Russia’s Vlad Putin, who charted a diplomatic course out of the Syria mess for the bumbling White House which had talked itself into corner.

Feb 17 06:26

Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite

Once Gadaffi was brutally killed by a mob, advocates of intervention threw a giddy party for themselves, celebrating their own rightness and righteousness and declaring Libya a model for future western interventions. Upon Gadaffi’s fleeing, The New York Times, which editorially supported the war, published a front-page article declaring: “U.S. Tactics in Libya May be a Model for Other Efforts.”

Leading war advocates such as Anne-Marie Slaughter and Nick Kristof celebrated themselves as humanitarian visionaries and chided war opponents for being blinkered and overly cynical about the virtues of American force. British and French leaders descended upon Libya to strut around like some sort of conquering heroes, while American and Canadian officials held pompous war victory ceremonies. Hillary Clinton was downright sociopathic, gloating and cackling in an interview when told about Gadaffi’s death by mob: “We came, we saw, he died.”

Feb 17 06:20

Netanyahu Uses US Congress as Prop

By addressing the U.S. Congress for a third time, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will again demonstrate his mastery of the American political process, using the backdrop of repeated standing ovations to keep Israelis from thinking too much about economic troubles.

The speech itself enables Netanyahu to show the U.S. Congress again eating out of his hand, reassuring his voters that he has everything under control as far as U.S. politics are concerned, notwithstanding any unpleasantness with the current U.S. president.

Feb 17 03:42

VA ‘I CARE’ slogan slammed by veterans, employees as mockery of reform

“Adopting a catchy acronym and circulating a checklist is not enough,” said Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America. “It’s easy to put on an ‘I CARE’ pin, but it doesn’t matter unless you actually demonstrate that care through your actions and the results you deliver. That’s what veterans, military members and their families are looking for: real results, not a slogan.”

Feb 16 07:56

Video purports to show IS militants beheading hostages

A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group

Feb 16 07:51

This is how the world ends: Twelve risks that threaten human existence

'Mass deaths and famines, social collapse and mass migration are certainly possible in this scenario,' report authors write of extreme climate change

Feb 16 07:21

THE MERCHANT OF DEATH’S ACCOUNT BOOK: DECLASSIFIED DOCS REVEAL MORE INFO ON GOVERNMENT’S OPPORTUNISTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH ARMS-SMUGGLER SARKIS SOGHANALIAN

Sarkis Soghanalian was the Cold War’s largest arms dealer, made over $12 million a year at his peak, and had his hand in seemingly every major conflict across the globe – with the U.S. government’s tacit approval. His largest weapons deal was a $1.6 billion sale to the Hussein regime at the outset of the Iran-Iraq War that includedU.S. helicopters and French artillery, and he sold arms to groups in Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, and Peru from the 1970s through the 2000s. Soghanalian was nicknamed the “Merchant of Death” for arming so many conflicts, a moniker he dismissed on the grounds that Alfred Nobel was named the same thing for inventing gunpowder, “and then they named it the Nobel Prize.”

Feb 16 06:57

Connecting the Middle Eastern Dots

This jigsaw compilation is just a small part of the bigger picture painting the existence of the 0.01% of the wealthiest and most powerful group of people; an elite of all elites, who consider themselves the real gifted “Chosen People” and the real “Light onto the Earth” who have the right, the power and the divine obligation to dominate, re-organize and civilize this world even through global wars and the cost of millions of human lives.

Feb 16 06:26

Globalism’s war for domination

Some of us were there during the struggle to stop the war in another era

Feb 15 20:54

Chapel Hill Shooting and the ‘New Atheist’ Neocons

Beware the neocon ‘New Atheists.’ A terrible crime has happened in North Carolina – three young Muslim university students were shot dead ‘execution-style’ in their Chapel Hill apartment on Tuesday.

Police have arrested and charged 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks with the brutal murders, a man known for posting anti-religion comments online and whose Facebook page is riddled with pictures of and quotes from his ‘New Atheist’ heroes Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher.

The cops are conveniently saying that the Muslim students were not targeted because of their faith, but rather a “parking dispute.” How bizarre.

“It was execution style, a bullet in every head,” the father of the two deceased girls told the media, insisting that “this was not a dispute over a parking space, this was a hate crime.”

Feb 15 18:03

Is Boko Haram a CIA Covert Op to Divide and Conquer Africa?

snip: This new war on yet another shadowy terrorist entity in Africa is reminiscent of the failed Kony 2012 propaganda campaign cloaked in humanitarian ideals. It is used as a smoke screen to avoid addressing the issue of the victims of the war on terror, the real causes of terrorism and to justify another military invasion. It is true that Boko Haram makes victims, however the goal of Western intervention in Africa is not to come to their rescue.

The deadliest conflict in the world since the Second World War and still raging is happening in Congo and the Western elite and its media couldn’t care less. That alone shows that military interventions are not intended to save lives.

To understand why the media focuses on Boko Haram, we need to know what it is and who is behind it. What is the underlying context, what interests are being served?

Feb 15 13:59

Why We Need the International Criminal Court

Since law is one of the foundations of civilization, shouldn't we make sure that no one stands above it.

The adage that no one should be above the law is of particular importance here. The problem is that there are innumerable cases where some individual or group holds sufficient political power to defy the rule of law.

This issue has not yet been fully confronted because, until very recently, no one has actually brought the crimes of individuals representing large and powerful states, or their allies, to the attention of the Court.

How do you arrest the indicted person if he is Henry Kissinger, George W. Bush or any number of Israeli military and civilian leaders, all of whom may well warrant the Court’s attention.

However, this is about to change due to the decision of the Palestinian National Authority to join the ICC. This has resulted in an ICC preliminary investigation of Israeli war crimes during the 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Feb 15 12:06

Saturday Humor: Hitler Learns Of Brian Williams’ Downfall

“He’s a goddamn moron! You think keeping track of whether you were shot down in a freakin’ helicopter is like forgetting where you put your keys?

That’s like confusing whether or not you were mauled by a tiger!…

it’s like being unsure if you had a threesome with Sofia Vergara and Kate Upton…”

Feb 15 11:42

How to combat U.S. World War propaganda...Question it!

Feb 15 10:00

The Spies Who Fooled the World – The WMD Lies That Took Us to War in Iraq

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War, Panorama reveals how key aspects of the secret intelligence used to justify the invasion were based on fabrication and lies. The CIA and M16 knew that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. We went to war in Iraq on a lie.

Feb 15 08:52

Good Morning America, Bibi is Coming to Town

“Do not seek the treasure. Its an ambush.”
The Israeli Prime Minister will be greeted by cheers and applause from those members of Congress who will be in attendance. Some members will not attend. How many will skip the event could depend on voters who demand their absence.

In attendance, assuming the Prime Minister actually goes through with what has become a highly controversial and increasingly unpopular speech.

Even strong pro-Israel outlets like Fox News, and Liberal Zionist media outlets like MSNBC, are urging Netanyahu to cancel his March 3 moment in the world media spotlight.

The decision by members of Congress to attend, or not to attend, Netanyahu’s speech March 3 is a test of loyalty for members, to their elected president or to the Sheldon Adelson-controlled prime minister of Israel.That is a political decision.It is also a personal moral decision.

Feb 15 08:25

Doctor “removed 6 thyroids in recent months” from USS Reagan crew exposed to Fukushima fallout

“There are individuals out there who are in very similar situations to myself… progressive muscle weakness that starts in their legs and starts to ascend. There are individuals out there who have developed different forms of cancer, leukemia, children of service members born with birth defects because of their service over there… A lot of these other individuals who are suffering [didn't] get a medical retirement… All too often, we’ve — each and every one of us — have run into doctors at some point who try to play it off that there’s nothing physically wrong us, and it’s all psychological.

Feb 14 20:38

‘Stop slaughter!’ Syrian granny rants at ISIS fighters, calls them ‘devils’ (VIDEO)

A video featuring an elderly Syrian woman confronting ISIS militants has become a hit on social media, subtitled into English. The gutsy granny slams the fighters as ‘devils’ accusing them of ‘slaughter’ and ‘killing each other like donkeys.’

Feb 14 16:52

Is the Phoenix Rising From the Ashes in Syria?

"Symbols related to Christianity were removed. Even from inside houses. If you had a picture of the Virgin Mary, they removed it."

Feb 14 14:08

Martial law to be imposed throughout Ukraine if the ceasefire fails

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko confirmed today that martial law will be imposed throughout Ukraine if the latest ceasefire fails. The president has vowed to introduce the necessary legislation if the peace initiative does not succeed, according to the Ukrainian news agency

Feb 14 13:26

Former Israeli Soldier Eran Efrati Lashes Out About The Occupation

Former IDF soldier Eran Efrati interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now and Abby Martin of Russia Today.

Conversation with Eran Efrati, a former Israeli combat soldier turned anti-occupation activist. He recently interviewed several Israeli soldiers who participated in the Shejaiya massacre in Gaza.

Later this month, Efrati will testify at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in Brussels.

This is a shocking interview that everyone should see!

Feb 14 10:10

The Pentagon's massive $534 billion budget request could force deep cuts elsewhere

The Pentagon decision to seek a 2016 budget that far exceeds federal spending caps poses the risk of a big across-the-board funding cut like the one that forced the department to put civilian workers on unpaid leave two years ago.

But defense officials say the department will not repeat some of the decisions it made in 2013 that exacerbated the problem once the automatic cuts, known as "sequestration," went into effect nearly halfway through the fiscal year.

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This kind of spending requested by the Pentagon can only mean one thing: they have been informed that they will be fighting in perpetual wars which will see no end in the lifetime of the Pentagon officials requesting this money.

Feb 14 09:50

Paradigm Shift: Acupuncture For PTSD, Trauma and Natural Pain Relief

by Jefferey Jaxen

All too often, Western medicine’s view of acupuncture is that of a complementary treatment holding an inferior position next to chemical drugs and pharmaceutical treatments. Yet, what most licensed acupuncturists can attest to instead of being a second string bench warmer, is that their craft is often the star player.

Among the many health challenges facing Western medicine, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain sticks out as sad reminders of our failed medical paradigm. Chronic pain is the number one cause of adult disability in the United States affecting an estimated 100 million people. This statistic is dwarfed by the recent report of 22 suicides per day among veterans and active duty soldiers. The options are out there waiting to be utilized...

Feb 14 08:48

From Minsk to Brussels, it’s all about Germany

Germany holds the key to where Europe goes next. A fragile deal may have been reached on Ukraine, but there’s still no deal with Greece. In both cases, there’s much more than meets the eye.

Let’s start with the grueling Eurogroup negotiation in Brussels over the Greek debt.

Feb 14 08:44

The War on Venezuela’s Democracy – A Thwarted Coup Attempt

This is a typical case of neoliberal Washington paid thugs and mercenaries false-flagging ‘undesired’ governments into chaos, for ‘regime change’ – and then being taken over by the US, subjugating the population to US dictate and stealing the country’s resources.

Being subjected to the constant stream of lies by the six Zionist-Anglo-Saxon mega-media corporations controlling 90% of the western information – ‘news’ – system, it is easy to brainwash the western population into believing that the culprit is the Maduro government, exercising police repression.

Feb 14 08:41

Just Say ‘No’ to the AUMF! It’s a blank check for endless war

ISIL has yet to reach Baghdad – so why posit they’re on their way to Baltimore?

Like everything this administration does, President Obama’s proposed draft for the authorization of military force (AUMF) is a purely political document, starting with its conception.

he President is paving the way for his successor, who he hopes will be one Hillary Rodham Clinton, and whose foreign policy principles are a bit more openly hawkish than his own. Before she assumes office, he wants Congress’s signature on a blank check for whatever price she is willing to pay for continued US hegemony in the Middle East – while still paying lip service to the idea of a “limited” war.This is something the smarter breed of criminals do all the time: prepare an alibi in advance and spread the responsibility far and wide. I

Feb 14 08:34

US Navy ships look to establish Darwin military base, but China won't be happy, warns expert

American warships could be stationed permanently in Darwin as part of the United States military's strategic plan in the region, but an expert warns that will not sit well with China.

US chief of navy operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, said the US was considering having a permanent naval base in Australia.

Admiral Greenert recently visited Darwin to inspect facilities and infrastructure which could allow US warships to be based in the Top End.

At an address in Canberra this week Admiral Greenert said the US was "doing a study together with the Australian Defence Force to see what might be feasible for naval co-operation in and around Australia, which might include basing ships".

Australian National University (ANU) Senior Fellow Peter Dean said such a move would be part of the US plan for Asia and would add to the existing US Marine Corps presence in Darwin.

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It will be interesting to see how much pressure, both overt and covert, that China will bring to bear on Canberra to prevent this from happening.

Feb 14 04:40

How America Screws up the World without Its People Knowing What Is Happening

Brian Williams, American television network anchor caught telling his audience a fantasy version of his experience on a foreign assignment, has unintentionally provided us with a near perfect allegory and tale of caution about American journalism and the role it plays in politics and foreign affairs.

Feb 13 21:43

Minsk Agreement: What's Most Important to Know by Stephen Lendman

snip: On Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki effectively said Washington will only condemn alleged Russian or Donbas self-defense fighter (unlikely to occur) Mnsk violations, not Kiev's (virtually certain to occur) ones.

Asked if "there (is) any consequence or any cost to Ukraine if they're the ones found to be not complying with" Minsk terms, Psaki lied saying:

"(W)e've seen over the last 24 hours even that Russia has continued to take aggressive actions into Ukraine even while this agreement is being discussed."

"So Ukraine, over the past several months, has not only implemented and taken steps to implement the Minsk protocols, but they have been supportive of efforts to find a peaceful solution here."

Feb 13 20:44

Venezuela Foils Obama's Coup Plot by Stephen Lendman

conclusion snip: Obama's failed scheme is Washington's latest attempt to replace Venezuelan democracy with fascist rule.

Expect more of the same ahead. Expect Obama to keep menacing humanity throughout his remaining months in office.

Feb 13 14:01

Flashback: “ISIL completely fabricated enemy by USA”, former CIA contractor

“This is a completely fabricated enemy,” he said in a phone interview with Press TV from Anaheim, California on Thursday.

“The funding is completely from the United States and its allies and for people to think that this enemy is something that needs to be attacked in Syria or Iraq is a farce because obviously this is something that we create it, we control and only now it has become inconvenient for us to attack this group as a legitimate enemy,” Kelley added.

Feb 13 13:44

Five Reasons Congress Should Reject Obama's ISIS War

At long last, the Obama administration has submitted a draft resolution to Congress that would authorize the ongoing U.S.-led military intervention against the Islamic State, or ISIS.

The effort comes more than six months after the U.S. began bombing targets in Iraq and Syria. Since then, some 3,000 U.S. troops have been ordered to Iraq, and coalition air forces have carried out over 2,000 bombing runs on both sides of the border.

Better late than never? Maybe not.

Feb 13 13:07

4K combat troops head to Kuwait, will become region’s largest U.S. ground force

More than 4,000 soldiers from Fort Carson, Colorado’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team are headed to Kuwait. Once there, they will become the largest ground force in the region.

“We are absolutely ready for this mission,” the brigade’s commander, Col. Greg Sierra said at a deployment ceremony, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Friday. “We are prepared for any contingency. […] In the end, if we do get into fights, we win decisively,” he added.

Feb 13 12:34

‘We’d be terrorists’: US could destroy ISIS only by turning Iraq, Syria into ‘molten glass’ – Congressman

“As Leader Pelosi often says, ‘Everyone thinks that one more act of violence will end violence for all time, and it never does,’” he said. “In fact, there is no way to win this that is something that we would regard as even acceptable to us on a moral level.”

“Of course we have the ability to go ahead and destroy ISIS – we could turn Iraq and Syria into molten glass. But that’s something that’s beneath us. That’s something that shows that the terrorists would have won, because at that point, we would be them.”

Feb 13 11:24

Breaking: Caught On Tape, Denver Veterans Adm. Director Threatens Workers To Go Along With Cover-Up

A Colorado congressman is calling for a broader investigation into wrongdoing at the Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital after the hospital director made threats to potential whistleblowers.“Once you talk to the media, you are on your own. The VA does not support you.” Director Lynette Roff said in an employee meeting on Jan. 30. “Once you are in hot water, nobody will help you.”

Feb 13 11:18

Has President Obama Once Again Sold Us Down the River?

So, the history of the past two years is as follows. First, President Obama was going to bomb ISIS in Syria but the public demanded that he request Congressional approval. Then about a year later he decided that he could use the Congressional authority (granted back in 2002) to go against ISIS and has done so since September 2014. And now with both houses of Congress in Republican hands, he is asking for limited authority even though he has been acting without renewed authority for over five months.

What does all this mean? It just means that (as I said before) “ . . . the people who control him and the government want war.” It’s all about the money, and nothing else.

Feb 13 09:47

Low Oil Prices Are An Act Of Economic Warfare

It’s not the oil prices that are significant; it’s the change in oil prices. If you own an oil field and it costs you $75 to produce a barrel, at $110 a barrel ($110/bbl), you’re OK. If oil drops to $45/bbl, you’re in serious trouble.

Feb 13 08:39

War in Ukraine: Who Wants War? And Who Doesn’t?

Just as NATO allies Germany and France were undertaking a peace initiative with Russia and Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned up in Kiev at the same time, seeking to poison the talks before they started by spouting yet again the ritual U.S. accusation of “Russian aggression.” The incantation is meaningless without context. Its purpose is mesmerize a false consciousness. “Russian aggression” may or may not exist in the events of the past year, just like “Russian self-defense.” Reporting on the ground has been too unreliable to support any firm analysis, never mind the provocative “Russian aggression” the U.S. brandishes as a virtual call for war.

Feb 12 13:22

Senate confirms Ashton Carter as next Defense Department secretary

As Congress begins debate on authorizing a new war, senators voted Thursday to install Ashton Carter as the new secretary of defense, making him the top civilian official overseeing the fight against the Islamic State while also trying to grapple with Iran, Russia and other hotspots amid tight Pentagon budgets.

Republicans said they hoped Mr. Carter, who has previously served as the No. 2 civilian at the Pentagon, would be an independent voice willing to push President Obama beyond his reticent approach — and the early going suggests they are right.

Feb 12 13:21

Bipartisan opposition to Obama's war authorization plan

President Obama’s war powers resolution has many Republicans and Democrats agreeing on one thing — they don’t like it.

Obama’s request for authorization to use military force against the Islamic State is a tough sell on Capitol Hill in its current form, with Republicans calling it too soft and Democrats questioning its scope and size.

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I have an idea. Those who want war should be given a rifle and a plane ticket and those who do not want war stay home and live in peace.

Feb 12 10:09

Obama’s Force Authorization is a Blank Check for War Worldwide

Even if our policies led to no boots on the ground, the unintended consequences of blowback and the enemy obtaining more American weapons will continue. The CIA has said that 20,000 foreigners are on their way to Iraq and Syria to join the ISIS. Our government has no more credibility in telling us the truth about the facts that require us to expand our military presence in this region than Brian Williams. Constant war propaganda has proven too often to be our nemesis in supporting constant war promoted by the neoconservatives and the military industrial complex.

It’s my opinion that giving additional authority to wage war in the Middle East is a serious mistake. Instead, the authority granted in 2001 and 2002 should be repealed. A simple and correct solution would be for our elected officials to follow the rules regarding war laid out in the Constitution.

Feb 12 08:33

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

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. There is ample precedent for this.

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Time for a repost. This is a call to Rivero's Rangers to forward this article to anyone you know who has not yet read it!

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Feb 12 08:30

Russia the world’s last line of defence against Isramerica’s murderous grand design

The world is heading for war. The Isramerican empire is funneling tons of heavy weaponry into Ukraine to provoke Russia into launching a defensive attack, and then that response will be used to justify starting a major war. It is a waste of time trying to find any intelligent discussion in the mainstream corporate media of why the U.S. wants to provoke war with Russia. Its job is to cover up and falsify, not report.

Feb 12 08:00

Obama confounds Congress with vague Islamic State war powers request

Confidently declaring that the Islamic State “is going to lose,” President Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for broad yet intentionally vague war powers as he laid the foundation for a three-year military campaign against the terrorist group that ultimately could involve U.S. ground troops.

By leaving a host of unanswered questions with its authorization for use of military force, called AUMF on Capitol Hill, the White House is placing a significant burden on congressional leaders who now must hammer out the details.

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Feb 12 07:36

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin agrees new ceasefire - live

Mr Cameron said: "On this Minsk agreement, first of all I welcome and thank FH and AM for the hard work they have put in. If this is a genuine ceasefire then of course that would be welcome.

"But what matters most of all is actually actions on the ground rather than words on a piece of paper. I think we should be very clear that VP needs to know that unless his behaviour changes the sanctions we have in place won't be altered."

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Translation: "I promise you we will find a way to get our war with Russia going, cease-fire be damned!"

Feb 12 07:33

Obama asks for ‘3yrs, no territorial limits’ formal war authority to target ISIS

US President Barack Obama has asked the Republican-led Congress for formal authorization for use of military force against jihadist group Islamic State and associated forces in order to "show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat."

Obama’s proposal, sent to Capitol Hill on Wednesday this week, calls for a three-year authorization to combat militants, with no specific geographic limitations applied to US forces and “flexibility” regarding the number of ground troops involved.

Feb 12 07:29

3 Navy admirals censured over corruption scandal

The US Navy has officially reprimanded three rear admirals linked to the Glenn Defense Marine Asia scandal. The officers allegedly provided confidential information to a contractor in exchange for luxury travel, prostitutes, and other bribes.

Rear admirals Terry Kraft, Michael Miller, and David Pimpo were issued censure letters by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus over their role in the Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) corruption case, more specifically during a 2006 deployment of the USS Ronald Reagan.

Feb 11 14:16

Obama defends request for military force authorization: Islamic State is ‘going to lose’

President Obama on Wednesday defended the war authorization he sent to Congress earlier in the day, arguing that the intentionally vague language will allow him to use U.S. ground troops for limited missions against the Islamic State if necessary.

Feb 11 13:04

Capitalism is Leaving the Building with the Military. You? Erratic Lights & Water, potholed Roads, sagging Bridges, Crumbling Schools,& Hospitals, Dead Postal Service…

The fact that the Monopolists have won the game makes no difference to your tax dollars – they are still used to pay off mountainous usurious (illegal, immoral, impossible-to-pay-back) National Debt instead of ‘infrastructure maintenance’, which is what goverhment is supposed to be all about: You, The People.

Feb 11 08:25

Obama: 'We have to twist arms when countries don't do what we need them to'

President Barack Obama has said the reality of “American leadership” at times entails “twisting the arms” of states which “don’t do what we need them to do,” and that the US relied on its military strength and other leverage to achieve its goals.

Feb 11 08:06

Obama sends Congress 3-year force authorization on Islamic State

President Obama on Wednesday will ask Congress for a formal war authorization against the Islamic State.

The document, which declares that the Islamist group “poses a grave threat” to the region, includes no geographic restrictions, meaning Mr. Obama could target Islamic State fighters anywhere in the world.

The authorization for use of military force — or AUMF — also will prohibit “enduring offensive combat operations,” though it does not explicitly ban ground combat operations.

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Feb 11 07:27

Eng subs-No Russian Troops in Ukraine- Obama still wants War

Feb 10 18:34

Britain 'reserves right' to arm Ukraine: minister

Britain reserves the right to arm Ukraine and will not allow the Ukrainian army to collapse, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Tuesday.

"It's a national decision for each country in the NATO alliance to decide whether to supply lethal aid to Ukraine," he said in a statement to MPs.

"The UK is not planning to do so but we reserve the right to keep this position under review," he said.

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Now you know why they are trying to keep the Chilcot report under wraps!

Feb 10 14:46

Pentagon says ISIS killed US hostage Kayla Jean Mueller

The Pentagon says American hostage Kayla Jean Mueller died at the hands of Islamic State and not in a Jordanian airstrike targeting the militant group.

Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby was asked Tuesday if there was any doubt who killed the aid worker.

He replied: "No doubt. ISIL," using the initials the group is known by.

Kirby says U.S. officials still don't know how Mueller died. But he added that officials are certain it was not in one of the airstrikes Jordan launched in retaliation for the killing of one of its pilots.

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Get ready for another faked video from SITE!

Feb 10 14:45

Ukrainian Woman Takes down War & Draft with Honesty, Heart and Love

These two women are awesome. Courage; Anger channeled for all the right reasons. They speak for humanity, not just for Ukraines- These women speak for all of humanity when saying things like: Paraphrasing- The state takes away our human rights!- because they do!

Why should we go and kill them because they want to live on their own land

We won't listen anymore. Our husbands are not going to fight
Our children are not going to fight

All of us together we will be strong- Quit ruining our families. Our human lives. That's enough.

Feb 10 10:07

Two US Wars Of Aggression You Probably Never Heard Of

While there are only a few wars that are recognized by the public education system and mainstream media, the US has been involved in hundreds of different wars and invasions all over the planet in the past 100 years.

Below is some information about just two of the wars that are often left out of the history books.

Between 1964 and 1973, the U.S. dropped over two million tons of bombs on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions, making Laos the most heavily bombed country in history. The US dropped more bombs on Laos than they did on both Germany and Japan combined during World War 2.

Feb 10 09:36

Freudian slip? CNN says Obama considers arming pro-US troops...in Ukraine

Social media is abuzz after CNN labeled Ukrainian forces involved in Kiev’s deadly military operation in the country's southeast as “pro-US troops.” Online comments are calling it a Freudian slip, claiming it unmasks the true agenda behind the conflict.

The headline during CNN’s Monday segment, dedicated to talks between Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the resolution of the Ukraine crisis, read: “Obama considers arming pro-US troops.”

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This was absolutely no accident; right now, the news-reading presstitutes and their editors are desperately attempting to "script" their shows to create popular US citizen acquiescence to supporting Ukraine against Russia in the words uttered by the readers, and by the crawl under the images of their news readers.

The very carefully contrived use of language on the crawl was meant to say, "Ukrainian people and military ....good! They are pro-US troops, so their slaughtering of innocents, and the trail of human misery they are leaving behind is...GOOD!! Russia, however, is very bad, double plus un-good!!"

Expect to see more and more frothing, spewing demonization of Russia, and the attempted geopolitical "canonization" of "Brave, little Ukraine", accelerate, at warp drive, in the coming days and weeks to come.

Feb 10 08:27

U.S. ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller is dead, family confirms

The parents of an American woman held by Islamic State militants say they have been notified of her death.

Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Jean Mueller, released a statement on Tuesday saying they have been told that she has died.

The White House also issued a statement confirming her death.

Feb 10 07:42

Emirates Launches Airstrikes From Jordan on Islamic State

The United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes Tuesday against the Islamic State group from an air base in Jordan, marking its return to combat operations against the militants after it halted flights late last year.

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said Emirati F-16s carried out a series of strikes Tuesday morning, according to a brief statement carried by the Gulf nation's official WAM news agency.

The fighters returned safely back to base after striking their targets, the statement said. It did not elaborate, nor did it say whether the strikes happened in Syria or Iraq. The militants hold roughly a third of each country in a self-declared caliphate.

Feb 09 11:05

BREAKING: Obama considering lethal aid to Ukraine; move could cause rift

President Obama said Monday he’s considering providing Ukraine with lethal military arms to battle pro-Russian separatists, a potential move that would both ratchet up tension between Ukraine and Russia and also could create a rift between the U.S. and its European allies.

Mr. Obama made the comments at a White House press conference alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who strongly opposes the idea of providing arms to the Ukrainian military. Ms. Merkel and French President Francois Hollande this week will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in yet another effort to diffuse the situation through diplomacy.

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Remind me again; what did Obama win the Nobel Prize for?

Feb 08 14:42

Banking Giant HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in Africa, bag men for Third World dictators, traffickers in blood diamonds and other international outlaws.

The leaked files, based on the inner workings of HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm, relate to accounts holding more than $100 billion. They provide a rare glimpse inside the super-secret Swiss banking system — one the public has never seen before.

Feb 08 10:48

Chilcot report will be 'devastating' says No 10 as it emerges THIRTY are in the firing line of heavily critical Iraq Inquiry... and Blair's secret letters to Bush to be revealed in full

Thirty people, including Tony Blair, are set to be heavily criticised by the Chilcot Inquiry in its ‘devastating’ attack on the Iraq War.

Well-placed sources say that ‘approximately 30’ people have been sent letters by chairman Sir John Chilcot warning them that they will be criticised in his report into the 2003 invasion.

They include the former Prime Minister and ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, as well as a host of other Labour politicians, Whitehall mandarins, diplomats and intelligence officials.

The Mail on Sunday understands that Chilcot’s million-word report on the conflict is ‘largely finished’.

Feb 08 09:38

Ukraine crisis exposes transatlantic rift

The escalating crisis in Ukraine has served as something of a stress test for transatlantic unity. It was evident again on the last day of the Munich Security Conference that there are big divisions among Western powers.

Feb 08 09:25

Is the West about to sell out Ukraine to Vladimir Putin?

As Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande fly to Russia, they will need to carefully gauge the psychology of a man who has brought Europe to the brink of war

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As usual, the Telegraph has it totally wrong. The man who has brought Europe to the edge of war is Barack Obama, whose administration has admitted "brokering" and funding to the tune of five billion dollars the coup that ousted Ukraine's elected government of Yanukovich and installed the Poroshenko Junta, triggering chaos in Ukraine. Merkel and Hollande are talking with Putin (without consulting the White House that started this mess) because France and Germany were major battlegrounds for the first two World Wars and understandably are reluctant to allow a third on their territory.

I wonder if the Telegraph will now claim to have been shot down in a helicopter in Iraq!

Feb 07 14:46

Bad News for Lockheed's F-35 Stealth Fighter: This Warplane Has "Serious Deficiencies"

Bloomberg is now saying that Pentagon director of combat testing Michael Gilmore recently warned Congress of "serious deficiencies" in the F-35 stealth fighter -- deficiencies over and above those related to the gun. Already over budget and overdue for deployment, Gilmore says the F-35 still has only limited ability to:

drop bombs
share data with other aircraft
track hostile incoming missiles
identify enemy radar
and, in general, perform "effective combat operations against advanced enemy air defenses"

His understated assessment: This plane has "deficiencies remaining that will affect operational units."

Feb 06 13:03

Putin needs to ask Merkel and Hollande two questions

Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande are flying to Moscow after meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev. In Moscow, the German Chancellor and the French President intend to discuss a new plan for the regulation of the Ukrainian conflict. The new plan is said to be a considerable addition to the Minsk Agreements. The plan supposedly suggests maintaining Ukraine's integrity providing greater autonomy to the Donbass. In the West, policy-makers strongly emphasize that this is the last chance to return to peace. According to them, President Putin will have nothing to do but to accept the new plan. Yet, the real state of affairs suggests otherwise.

Obama remains in an agony of doubt

Feb 06 12:41

Can another world war be avoided?

Is there anything ordinary civilians can do to avoid war? What power or influence does the average citizen of a modern "Western democracy" really have?

Feb 06 12:30

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

Feb 06 08:07

FLASHBACK - The War Prayer by Mark Twain

"O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle -- be Thou near them! With them -- in spirit -- we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved fire sides to smite the foe.

Feb 06 07:46

Jordan mulls ground campaign against ISIL

Jordan is considering a military ground campaign against the ISIL Takfiri militants currently wreaking havoc on Iraq and Syria, a report says.

The Jordan-based daily newspaper Al Arab Al Yawm reported on Thursday that Jordanian officials are mulling a “quick-strike, lightning blow” against the terrorist group, according to the Israel daily newspaper JPost.

The report also said that the Jordanian government would then re-evaluate its strategy within the framework of the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the ISIL Takfiri group,

Feb 06 07:18

Boehner Expects Military Authorization Request Against IS Soon

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he expects President Barack Obama to seek congressional authorization for using military force against Islamic State soon and also called for speeding up assistance to Jordan.

"I'm expecting that there will be an authorization for the use of military force sent up here in the coming days. And we're going to go through a rigorous set of hearings and continue to discuss it," Boehner, the top House Republican, told reporters.

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The discussion is just for show. Escalation of the war is a foregone conclusion.

Feb 06 07:05

European defence ministers oppose sending weapons to Ukraine

European defence ministers spoke out on Thursday against sending weapons to the Ukrainian army, pointing to a potential transatlantic split if Washington decides to supply arms.

Feb 05 16:30

President Roosevelt's Campaign To Incite War in Europe:The Secret Polish Documents

Much has already been written about Roosevelt's campaign of deception and outright lies in getting the United States to intervene in the Second World War prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Roosevelt's aid to Britain and the Soviet Union in violation of American neutrality and international law, his acts of war against Germany in the Atlantic in an effort to provoke a German declaration of war against the United States, his authorization of a vast "dirty tricks" campaign against U.S. citizens by British intelligence agents in violation of the Constitution, and his provocations and ultimatums against Japan which brought on the attack against Pearl Harbor -- all this is extensively documented and reasonably well known.[1]

Feb 05 15:31

John Kerry's Bovine Excrement That Will Lead To World War Three

Feb 05 13:35

Senators to Obama: Arm Ukraine now

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee made a show of force Thursday to ramp up the pressure on President Obama to provide weapons to Ukraine.

"The United States must act with urgency to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine," said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the committee’s chairman.

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Shame they are not talking about their own money and their own kids.

Feb 05 12:22

Russia Deploys Nuclear ICBM Launchers On Combat Patrol

Perhaps it is a coincidence that a day before John Kerry's arrival in Kiev (a visit which "coincided" with a 35% devaluation of the local currency) where among other things the US statesman discussed the possibility of official (as opposed to unofficial) deliveries of US "lethal support" to the civil war torn and now hyperinflation country, that Russia decided to put its nuclear ICBMs on combat patrol missions in various Russian regions. Specifically, according to Tass, "About 700 units of military equipment, including launchers are deployed in the positioning areas in the Tver, Ivanovo, Kirov, Irkutsk regions, as well as in Altai Territory and the Mari El republic."

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Putin is walking a fine line between not offering a provocation and not being seen as unprepared for what the US is trying to start.

Feb 05 12:19

‘Panic and jealousy’ – Rogozin blasts new US sanctions plan

The top Russian official in charge of the defense industry has called the US sanctions discriminatory, noting they often targeted companies whose products were on a par or better than American competition.
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Feb 05 12:06

Kerry: US Won't 'Close Eyes' to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States, while seeking a diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, would not "close our eyes" to Russian tanks and fighters crossing the border.

Kerry said he and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko discussed issues including Russia's continued aggression during a meeting Thursday.

Feb 05 12:05

Ukraine crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande to fly to Russia

The leaders of Germany and France fly to Kiev and Moscow with new Ukraine peace plan as Nato bolsters eastern Europe against Russia and EU agrees new sanctions. Follow the latest developments

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Merkel cancels her visit to Obama and rejects arming Ukraine flat-out. Now she and Hollande are on their way to talk with Putin about a Ukraine peace plan. Sounds to me like Europe is getting cold feet about a new World War fought in their front yards!

Feb 05 11:57

Top NATO general warns of Russian reaction to arming Ukraine

The top NATO commander warned Thursday that any move to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons must take into account any possible angry reaction from Russia.

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"But that's what we WANT to happen!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 05 11:55

US Taxpayers Will be Robbed to Arm Poroshenko

President Petro Poroshenko, who the US, along with the Europeans and NATO, helped place in power after last year’s coup, has declared that he has “no doubt” America’s taxpayers will provide the lethal weapons he desires to fight the separatists in eastern Ukraine. I never had any doubt, either. Of course it’s all to stop “Russian aggression.” NATO’s expansionism is never considered an important issue in the very dangerous war.

Our policy in Ukraine is a far cry from “neutrality,” staying out of the internal affairs of others, or avoiding entangling alliances. It is more like being the policeman of the world and claiming the title of the greatest arms manufacturer of all history. The military-industrial complex must be pleased with its repeated successes.

I’m sure the neo-cons are also ecstatic. And sadly it looks like Sen. Lindsey Graham may get his way and get US troops further involved.

Feb 05 11:55

NATO Meeting in Brussels Heightens Danger of War with Russia

NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels today to consolidate the military alliance against Russia, increasing the risk of a direct military confrontation between nuclear-armed powers.

Feb 05 10:41

U.S. Pushes For War In Europe

It is pretty obvious that significant forces in Washington push for a big war in Europe, cold at least but hot if possible. European countries, aside from some small U.S. puppets, are well aware that they would be hit hard in such a war, and do not want it.

The U.S. wants to deliver additional weapons to Ukraine and to thereby goad Russia into such a wider war. The arguments made that such weapon delivers would somehow restrict Russia are just stupid and only hide the real plans: Escalation until Europe is (again) up in flames.

Should the U.S. win in its drive to escalate the situation by delivering more weapons to Kiev Russia will not cave in. History suggest that a Ukraine under NATO at its border is a deadly danger. Russia must and will take countermeasures. The U.S. will then cite those countermeasures as signs of "further aggression" and as justification for another round of escalation. A few more rounds of such and Europe will be up in flames.

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As an American who does love her country very much, but is seriously concerned about the directions its (alleged) leadership is taking it, I almost feel like writing Putin a letter of apology, stating, very explicitly, that it appears that the US Federal Government has, collectively, lost its mind.

Additionally, it is lying about the situations which drove Crimea to ask to become part of the Russian Federation; Russia did not "annex" Crimea. Crimea had been a part of Russia until the mid 1950's when Khrushchev, a native of Ukraine, annexed it to Ukraine. When Urkaine's former president, Victor Yanukovych was dumped in a US/ECB/ western-centric putsch, the people of Crimea realized that there was no legitimate leadership in Kiev.

And that is when they had the referendum, in what was characterized by observers as a free and fair election, to ask to join the Russian Federation.

Russia has done absolutely nothing wrong here, folks.

I keep going back to the statement the Moriarty character makes in the 2nd Sherlock Homes movie, featuring Morton Downey Jr. I am paraphrasing here, but it is something to the effect of knowing that war is coming, and the Moriarty character wants to have the lock on bullets and bandaids.

That is no less true today, from the companies which will make insanely extensive profits from their participation in the coming wars, be they in the Middle East, or in Ukraine.

Feb 05 10:09

Bibi’s speech to Congress boomerangs

In the past week Dermer, Netanyahu and Boehner have overcooked this dish until it’s ruined. Instead of enlisting Democratic senators to support new sanctions on Iran, the Israeli-American scandal had the opposite result. Netanyahu managed to do the impossible: He helped Obama rehabilitate his relations with his party members in the House and Senate.

The 10 Democratic senators who were considering supporting the sanctions are now toeing the White House’s line. The new legislation was put in the freezer until after the Israeli elections. Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the House of Representatives, called Netanyahu and suggested reconsidering delivering the speech, and a group of congressmen started petitioning members for a letter calling on Boehner to put off his invitation to Netanyahu until April, when the prime minister may no longer be politically relevant.

Feb 05 10:04

Obama readies war powers pitch

The White House is poised to send a formal request to Congress asking for a new authorization to use military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The request, expected within the next week, would come days after ISIS released a video showing a caged Jordanian pilot being burned alive — a further display of the group’s brutality that one Republican lawmaker described Wednesday as a “game-changer.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So here is what I think is going on. The people of the conquered US provinces are taking their nations back (or keeping them from being conquered). But the US cannot sell the American people on wars of conquest for the profits of the money-junkies, and none of these nations would do anything the US could use as a provocation.

therefore, I think that ISIS is a manufactured enemy, basically 100 people and some special effects to commit terror attacks on video to create the new monster "brand." Then the US Government simply accuses every intended invasion target of being that monster, to justify more wars of conquest. It's actually moderately clever.

But not clever enough.

Feb 05 08:56

Paul Craig Roberts – The New Greek Government May Be Assassinated

Today Dr. Paul Craig Roberts stunned King World News when he said that the new Greek government may be assassinated because the stakes are so high. The former U.S. Treasury official takes KWN readers on a terrifying trip down the rabbit hole of government lies and assassinations, where the stakes are high and governments play for keeps.

Feb 05 08:29

Abe Government Parades on Corpses to Push War Agenda

James Corbett appears on RT to discuss the Japanese government’s attempts to use the latest staged and provocateured ISIS beheadings to scrap Japan’s pacifist constitution and expand the country’s militarization agenda.

Feb 05 08:13

At Prayer Breakfast, Obama Decries 'Distortions' of Faith to Justify Violence

Calling the Islamic terror group known as ISIS or ISIL "a brutal, vicious death cult," Obama noted that its extremists oppress minorities and rape women in the name of religion.

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Feb 05 07:47

Former US Diplomat: US Is Arming Kiev to Force "EU Wimps" into Confrontation with Russia

US arming Ukraine is very likely. When you see a policy discussion report in The New York Times, experience shows the policy is already being conducted covertly and this is just a way to bringing into public view a program that's already been initiated (NATO shell rounds are already detected in Gorlovka, Ukraine).

Nobody in Washington imagines with the best of support Kiev forces will be able to win this militarily.

Arming of Ukraine is primarily directed against Europeans. Since there is more and more dissension in European ranks from the US' confrontational policy the only way to scare the EU wimps back into a more confrontational position is to turn up the heat and the chaos. (Chief of US Army in the Europe is already awarding medals to crippled Ukrainian soldiers).

Feb 05 07:07

‘Group-Thinking’ the World into a New War

The armchair warriors of Official Washington are eager for a new war, this time with Russia over Ukraine, and they are operating from the same sort of mindless “group think” and hostility to dissent that proved so disastrous in Iraq, reports Robert Parry.

Feb 04 16:19

Avenge Dresden!

With the war already lost, between 200,000 - 300,000 innocent German civilians (some say 500,000!) were burned alive or suffocated to death during the Desden firebombings of February 13-15, 1945. It's time the world learned what these glorified bastards FDR & Churchill (and their invisible masters) did to Germany!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But we're supposed to get upset over one guy in a cage?

Feb 04 12:58

Is US too generous with its military retirees?

John Turner and Bruce Klein, economists at the Pension Policy Center in Washington, D.C., subsequently released their own report, arguing that the military needs to “modernize” its pension system. Their principal recommendation: To raise the eligibility age for benefits.

Feb 04 12:33

Defense Secretary Nominee Urges US to Supply Lethal Arms to Ukraine

Washington should consider sending lethal weapons to Ukraine, Ashton Carter said in his address to the US Senate Armed Services Committee.

Feb 04 12:09

Warning: Suspicious Clintonites Rattle Sabers at Russia over Ukraine. War to Come?

In the proceeding week, the news had been occupied with a snowstorm that threatened to paralyze the U.S. Northeast; militant attacks, hostage situations, and death threats all involving Islamists; alleged NFL team cheating with soft footballs; chit chat over the upcoming Super Bowl; and, of course, the event itself on Sunday. It drew an unprecedented audience of 114.5 million viewers.

Then, the next day, with little build-up, whamo, the big story was Ukraine. It hit like a bombshell.

What had happened overnight to ramp up all this news furor? Nothing that I could see.

But it was a time for an opportunist to have a field day. The Super Bowl distraction was out of the news. In its wake there was a big vacuum waiting to be filled. And so, bingo, there was an instant, big story about Ukraine.

Feb 04 12:08

Washington Moves Toward Arming Ukrainian Regime

On Monday, the New York Times announced that the Obama administration is moving to directly arm the Ukrainian army and the fascistic militias supporting the NATO-backed regime in Kiev, after its recent setbacks in the offensive against pro-Russian separatist forces in east Ukraine.

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Feb 04 11:59

German Chancellor Rules Out Weapons Aid to Ukraine

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday ruled out any German supply of weapons to Ukraine, but emphasized that Europe must stay united against Russian aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, while trying not to offend the US war party, Merkel is saying Germany doesn't want yet another World War fought on their front lawns. Twice is enough, thankyouverymuch. Go find somewhere else to play! This means that arming Ukraine will be seen as a unilateral move on the part of the US, forever affixing blame for starting WW3.

Feb 04 10:05

Iraq War Inquiry: Sir John Chilcot faces grilling from MPs over delayed report

Sir John Chilcot will face a grilling from MPs today after criticisms of delays to his much awaited report into the 2003 Iraq War.

The inquiry was opened in 2009 and was expected to report its findings three years ago, but it is now expected after the general election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Or preferably, after everyone named in it has peacefully died of old age." -- Number 9 3/4

Feb 04 07:55

Trey Gowdy's secret tapes focus on Hillary's Islamic adventure

The recently formed ad hoc House of Representatives committee tasked with investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack on an American consulate plans to listen and study secretly recorded tapes that some claim may answer nagging questions regarding presidential contender and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's role in the 2011 U.S. military intervention in Libya, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, on Tuesday. The U.S. intervention is credited with helping Libyan rebels overthrow the tyrant Muammar Gaddafi.
While the media continues to ignore her "missteps and gaffs," a large number of Americans believe Clinton is a deceitful, power hungry political animal.

Unfortunately, the removal and killing of Gaddafi led to political chaos and Islamic terrorism perpetrated by al-Qaida affiliated terrorists and tribal militias, with the mere semblance of a national government weakened by a lack of public support and resources.

Feb 04 07:52

Netanyahu’s Congress invitation raises eyebrows among some US generals

Top brass who have questioned Obama’s strategies don't want a foreign leader influencing US decision-making

Feb 03 16:44

Are These Guys Clinically Insane? No, They're From Wall Street

What can have made Barack Obama declare he's thinking of pulling Ukraine de facto into NATO and arming Kiev for war against Russia? And suicidally putting U.S. arms and military personnel into six other countries on Russia's border, under NATO Article 5 as he said, which requires the United States to defend those countries as if itself.

Does Obama think he's going to provoke a war and win it, against Russia, with a NATO "forward brigade"?

Feb 03 13:28

Pentagon Releases Record 2016 Military Budget Proposal

The Pentagon has issued a news release today related to President Obama proposing a record-high FY2016 military spending budget, conspicuously avoiding the term “record” at all. They did repeatedly make reference to sequestration, even though Congress never actually gave the military a sequestration-level budget.

Feb 03 12:35

U.S.-Russia Clash in Ukraine?

Among Cold War presidents, from Truman to Bush I, there was an unwritten rule: Do not challenge Moscow in its Central and Eastern Europe sphere of influence.

In crises over Berlin in 1948 and 1961, the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Prague in 1968, U.S. forces in Europe stayed in their barracks.

We saw the Elbe as Moscow’s red line, and they saw it as ours.

While Reagan sent weapons to anti-Communist rebels in Angola, Nicaragua and Afghanistan, to the heroic Poles of Gdansk he sent only mimeograph machines.

That Cold War caution and prudence may be at an end.

Feb 03 12:05

US Training for Ukrainian Military Underway

A former top US Pentagon official said at an Atlantic Council conference that US training for the Ukrainian military is underway and being directed from NATO and the US Embassy in Kiev.

Feb 03 11:30

The Golden Age of Black Ops – In Fiscal 2015 U.S. Special Forces Have Already Deployed to 105 Nations

During the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2014, U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) deployed to 133 countries — roughly 70% of the nations on the planet — according to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt, a public affairs officer with U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). This capped a three-year span in which the country’s most elite forces were active in more than 150 different countries around the world, conducting missions ranging from kill/capture night raids to training exercises. And this year could be a record-breaker. Only a day before the failed raid that ended Luke Somers life — just 66 days into fiscal 2015 — America’s most elite troops had already set foot in 105 nations, approximately 80% of 2014’s total.

Despite its massive scale and scope, this secret global war across much of the planet is unknown to most Americans…”We want to be everywhere,” said Votel at Geolnt.

Feb 03 09:57

Addicted to War: Netanyahu boasting, ‘No one is immune to Israeli attacks’

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is facing the prospect of a close contest in the upcoming Israeli elections. To compensate for his failing approach to politics – increased defense spending, austerity, constant war and conflict, with absolutely no prospects for peace – the Israel leader is trying to start tertiary problems around him.

Feb 03 09:55

Ron Paul Slams Failed US Drone Campaign in Yemen

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul, elder statesman of the Libertarian movement, has some harsh words for President Obama’s drone policy, a policy which may have led to the collapse of the Yemeni government it was trying to uphold.

Feb 03 07:26

‘US wanted Sgt Bergdahl back from captivity, but silenced’

The US made an exception for Bowe Bergdahl, swapping him for five Gitmo prisoners as the Pentagon could not afford to have him in captivity forever, former US marine Ross Caputi told RT.But the military did not want Bergdahl to speak, either.

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in eastern Afghanistan in 2009. He was released last May after being swapped for five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Bergdahl was rather critical in his statements about the US Army. In his e-mails to the parents sergeant wrote: “I’m ashamed to be an American. The US army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools and bullies.” Now the US government wants to charge Bergdahl with desertion.

Feb 02 13:27

Obama Asks US for $168Mln to Counter Russia in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia

Barack Obama requested nearly $170 million to respond to alleged Russian interference in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova in his 2016 budget proposal submitted on Monday, budget proposal also includes $789 million to continue and expand US military presence in Europe.

Feb 02 10:24

Here's Some Frightening Honesty (Courtesy Of The US Congress)

A member of my staff caught an obscure resolution that was introduced in the US House of Representatives last week—Resolution no. 41.

The fact that there was essentially no coverage of this Resolution really shows how the mainstream media is completely turning a blind eye to the true fiscal situation of the United States of America.

The entire point of the resolution is to say that the federal government is broke.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Resolution 41 admits the federal Government is basically broke, and recommends that the federal Government which allowed (even encouraged) the 2008 mortgage-backed securities fraud that emptied state and privater pension funds not be responsible for bailing them out, and that these defunded pension funds "restructure" to reduce costs (meaning cheat the people dependent on those pensions).

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