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Feb 19 11:36

2016 Hopeful Jeb Bush Backs Big Brother: Gov't Surveillance “Keeps Us Safe”

Possible 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush has declared his support for the controversial NSA mass surveillance programs, many of which were created during the presidency of his brother George W., that most potential Republican candidates have criticized.

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 07:35

White House: Israel leaks inaccurate info about Iran talks

According to reports, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday, “There's no question that some of the things that the Israelis have said in characterizing our negotiating position have not been accurate. There's no question about that.”

Earnest accused Tel Aviv of "cherry-picking" intelligence information that distorts the US position.

Feb 19 06:51

Jeb Bush claims 'I'm my own man', but he has a very familiar foreign policy team

In his first major foreign policy speech since mooting a 2016 presidential run, Jeb Bush sought to distance himself from the legacy of his brother, admitting mistakes were made in Iraq, and called for the world to “take out” Isis.

Feb 18 19:41

America In Distress – Have We Reached The Tipping Point?

Obama has spent the last eight years adding Trillions to our National Debt, edging us closer to bankruptcy. Scandals have plagued us at an alarming rate – IRS, Benghazi, NSA, Snowden, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Operation Choke Point, The VA, AP Wiretapping, Drones, ObamaCare, Monsanto / FDA appointment, Recess appointments… and on and on.

Feb 18 17:08

How One Nebraska Woman Lost Her Health Insurance Three Times Under Obamacare

For Weldin, 58, the insurer’s liquidation marked the third time she would lose her health insurance under Obamacare, the third time she would head to HealthCare.gov to shop for coverage, and the third time she would have to purchase a brand new plan.

Feb 18 15:36

Obama administration to allow sales of armed drones to allies

The Obama administration will permit the widespread export of armed drones for the first time, a step toward providing allied nations with weapons that have become a cornerstone of U.S. counterterrorism strategy but whose remotely controlled power to kill is intensely controversial.

Feb 18 15:30

Veep, the serial creep! Biden under fire for his love of nuzzling startled ladies for the cameras

Biden was at the swearing in ceremony of new Defense Secretary Ash Carter, and as Carter delivered his speech, Biden could be seen in the background with his arms on the shoulders of the man's wife, Stephanie, and whispering into her ear.

Now, many conservative commentators are criticizing Biden for his frequent nuzzling of women right in front of the cameras.

Feb 18 14:46

White House Overhypes Obamacare Enrollment, Again

Yesterday evening, not long after the official (but not actual) end of Obamacare’s open enrollment period, the White House Twitter feed posted some breaking news: “About 11.4 million Americans are signed up for private health coverage,” the tweet said, posting the information with the hashtag #ACAWorks.

It is in some ways remarkable that the White House can provide this information so quickly. Not because the information should be hard to collect, but because other similar information often eludes the administration.

As Bloomberg News health care reporter Alex Wayne noted on Twitter earlier today during a Q&A session with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the administration "still can’t tell us how many people were enrolled in Obamacare at the end of 2014."

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 12:15

BEX Alert!!! - "Axelrod Claims The Obama Admin Hasn’t Had 'A Major Scandal”' Over Six Years"

Axelrod Claims: “I’m Proud” Obama Admin Hasn’t Had “A Major Scandal” Over Six Years (February 17, 2015)

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 10:31

Is Washington Fabricating the Economic Data?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this a trick question?

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 10:20

Elimination of Public Option Threw Consumers to the Insurance Wolves

hen members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a “public option” health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to “keep insurers honest.”

Feb 18 07:19

'Motherf****r's never happy!' Former top Obama adviser reveals what happens when the President loses his famous cool

He is typically a stoic Commander-in-Chief.

But now, Barack Obama's former top adviser has revealed in a new book what happens when the President loses his famous cool.

David Axelrod, Obama's top strategist during his 2012 presidential campaign, claims the 53-year-old once cussed at him in front of others and stormed out of a debate-prep session in a fit of rage.

Feb 18 06:46

Obama, immigrants refuse to be stopped by court decision

Both the White House and illegal immigrants said Tuesday that they would not be swayed by a federal judge’s decision in Texas halting President Obama’s deportation amnesty as overstepping the bounds of his powers.

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"I am the @#$%ing law!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 18 06:31

Obama to Give Jihadists the Ability to Order Airstrikes

The Obama administration is preparing to equip the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels with the ability to order U.S. air strikes despite the group’s admitted allegiance to the Islamic State.

Feb 17 22:57

Obama Destroyed Libya

Barack 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 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 19:41

8 Goofs in Jonathan Gruber’s Health Care Reform Book

In one of life’s bitter ironies, I recently found a book by Jonathan Gruber in the bin of a bookstore’s going-out-of-business sale. It’s called Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How It Works. Interestingly, the book is a comic, which made it a quick read. It’s just the sort of thing that omniscient academics write to persuade ordinary people that their big plans are worth pursuing.

Feb 17 16:14

President Obama: I’m A Big Believer In Strong Encryption… But…

Obama complains about government’s inability to crack all encryption.

Feb 17 15:06

PHOTO: Even the New Defense Secretary’s Wife Is Not Safe from Pervy Joe Biden

If our new defense secretary can’t even defend his wife from pervy Uncle Joe over there, why should anyone have faith in him to defend our nation?

Feb 17 14:28

Texas federal court enjoins Obama immigration executive action

Issues Temporary Restraining Order — Is this a way out for Republicans on DHS funding

Feb 17 13:46

Parking space terrorism in the US By Ramzy Baroud

snip: But hating Muslims is not your everyday racism and prejudice, which has been “as American as apple pie and Napalm” (a funny, sad line from the American comedy, M.A.S.H). It is a readily available fodder for the ongoing war and future war in Muslim countries. It is the required amount of dehumanization needed to wage war.

This is why Islam and Muslims are equated with terrorism, and why terrorism is used almost exclusively to describe violent acts committed or allegedly committed by Muslims.

The same champions of this invalid logic are those who constantly push the line: "All Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims."

The assumption might be inane, but the intention is anything but. It absolves the war criminals, who planned, executed and justified the war; the soldiers who did the fighting, and those who ensured that there can be no legal accountability for its numerous awful deeds - millions being killed, maimed and all.

Feb 17 10:03

PUTIN HEADS OFF A US-RUSSIA WAR

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.

Feb 17 07:47

Israeli ambassador: Netanyahu address to Congress on Iran deal worth price of ties with Obama

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s effort to influence the nuclear negotiations with Iran by addressing Congress is worth the price Israel will pay in its relations with the U.S. administration, Ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer has told Israeli envoys working in America.

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 07:07

US Not 'Anti-Terror Leader,' But 'Terrorist Breeder' – Chinese State News

Commentary in the Chinese press casts aspersions on the US government's anti-terror credentials ahead of an anti-terror summit hosted by the White House this week.

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua has published a commentary which casts doubts on the ability of the US to "find and eliminate the root causes of terrorism and extremism," owing to its "secret identity as a terrorist breeder."

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 00:34

Obama’s ATF proposes Backdoor Gun Control to Ban Some AR15 Ammunition

President Obama has yet again decided to go around congress, in an attempt to push more of his Anti-Gun, Gun Control Agenda. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) is in the process of reclassifying a certain type of popular AR15 ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition”, so they can then ban its sale to the public.

Feb 16 23:34

Senator Sessions Releases Lengthy Timeline Of Obama Administration’s Dismantling Of Immigration Laws

As Republicans work to overcome a Democratic filibuster of a House-passed Department of Homeland Security bill that blocks President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is highlighting the Obama administration’s long history of dismantling immigration laws.

Feb 16 20:44

Cometh the Censor

snip: Today the internet is the only free press we have, all that stands against total control of information. Consider how relentlessly the media impose political correctness, how the slightest offense to the protected groups—we all know who they are—or to sacred policies leads to firing of reporters and groveling by politicians. The wars are buried and serious criticism of Washington suppressed. That leaves the net, only the net, without which we would know nothing.

Feb 16 15:26

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

When Saddam Hussein was captured in 2003 by U.S. forces, Iraq War advocates boastfully celebrated the event as proof that they were right and used it to mock war opponents (Joe Lieberman and John Kerry, for instance, gleefully exploited the event to demand that Howard Dean admit his war opposition was wrong). When Muammar Gaddafi was forced by NATO bombing in August, 2011 to flee Tripoli, advocates of U.S. intervention played the same game (ThinkProgress gleefully exploited the occasion to try to shame those who objected to the illegality of Obama’s waging the war even after Congress voted against its authorization: as though Gadaffi’s fleeing could render legal Obama’s plainly illegal intervention).

Feb 16 14:18

Obama squeezes Americans for amnesty bonus program for illegal immigrants

Millions of illegal immigrants could get a hefty sum of taxpayers' money from the IRS thanks to part of President Barack Obama's unilateral amnesty. Many of these immigration lawbreakers, who continue to illegally live and work in the U.S., will soon be offered at least four years' worth of tax credits, according to news reports on Saturday.

Feb 16 13:39

Sanctions Imposed on the U.S.?

This year, it is all beginning in February. First the onslaught against Argentina and following that comes yet another coup against Venezuela, and its democratically elected, progressive government.

The coup has been thwarted. Venezuela prevailed!

As Telesur reported:

“Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday that the government had thwarted a coup attempt which was being coordinated by Venezuela’s right-wing opposition with the support of the U.S. government.

Just the day before the revelations, opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez, Maria Corina Machado and Antonio Ledezma released a “transition plan” which involved privatization of the country’s oil, deregulation of the economy and accords with “international financial institutions” including the International Monetary Fund.”

The army stood firmly by the government of President Maduro. Most of Latin America, including UNASUR, expressed both their solidarity and support.

Feb 16 12:48

APNewsbreak: Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.

Feb 16 12:29

Cost, logistics of Obama immigration plan raise concerns before launch

President Obama’s executive action sparing millions of illegal immigrants from deportation will be the biggest federal program rollout since ObamaCare — and administration officials are hoping its launch, set for May, will be a lot smoother.

Feb 16 10:44

NETANYAHU’S ARROGANCE FINALLY BACKFIRES IN HIS FACE

Uncle Sam is finally fed up with the bullying he has been subjected to by the zionists, especially polices regarding Iran

Feb 16 07:59

Down With the Presidency By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

snip: The U.S. presidency is the world’s leading evil. It is the chief mischief-maker in every part of the globe, the leading wrecker of nations, the usurer behind third-world debt, the bailer-out of corrupt governments, the hand in many dictatorial gloves, the sponsor and sustainer of the New World Order, of wars, interstate and civil, of famine and disease. To see the evils caused by the presidency, look no further than Iraq or Serbia, where the lives of innocents were snuffed out in pointless wars, where bombing was designed to destroy civilian infrastructure and cause disease, and where women, children, and the aged have been denied essential food and medicine because of a cruel embargo. Look at the human toll taken by the presidency, from Dresden and Hiroshima to Waco and Ruby Ridge, and you see a prime practitioner of murder by government.

Feb 16 07:08

White House sets delayed anti-extremism summit

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, the White House has scheduled an anti-extremism conference that was originally set for last October but was postponed without explanation.

In a statement issued as many world leaders gathered in the French capital Sunday to express solidarity with France and to vow renewed efforts to fight violent Islamic radicalism, the White House announced that its summit on the issue of homegrown terrorism will take place next month.

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 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 18:37

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Six Americans Who Prove Bush and Cheney Didn't Have to Do It

snip: As was said over and over again at that moment, 9/11 “changed everything.” That meant they felt themselves freed to do all the mad things we now know they did, from preemptive wars and occupations to massive programs of torture and kidnapping, as well as the setting up of a global penal system that was to be beyond the reach of any law or the oversight of anyone but those under their command. They green-lighted it all, but don’t for a second think that they weren’t afraid themselves. To touch that fear (bordering on paranoia), you only have to read Jane Mayer’s book The Dark Side where she describes Vice President Dick Cheney in that post-9/11 period being “chauffeured in an armored motorcade that varied its route to foil possible attackers." In the backseat of his car (just in case), she added, "rested a duffel bag stocked with a gas mask and a biochemical survival suit." And lest danger rear its head, "rarely did he travel without a medical doctor in tow."

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 12:51

Obama adviser tells Europe to meet Greece half way on debt to avoid euro break-up

The Obama administration has leapt to the defence of Greece, warning Germany and Europe's creditor powers that they must meet Athens halfway to avert a potentially dangerous rupture.

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 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 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 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 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 07:50

US ‘helped Israel build hydrogen bomb’: declassified report

Feb 14 07:41

Top tech CEOs snub Obama at cybersecurity summit

The leaders of three of the nation’s leading tech companies won’t attend a White House cybersecurity summit in California on Friday, according to media reports.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt will not attend the event, which will be held at Stanford University.

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I am hardly surprised. The revelation of the NSA's backdoors has shaved billions from the profits of their companies and their personal fortunes. Being seen to cooperate will only make matters worse.

Feb 14 00:33

Obama’s tepid, belated condemnation of Chapel Hill murders does little to ease fears

The outrage over Obama’s long silence was compounded by the White House’s initial statement that the president had “no specific reaction” to the killings.

This contrasted with his swift condemnation and condolences in other cases of mass, religiously or politically motivated violence. Many people considered it especially important for the president to push back quickly and forcefully against a rising tide of Islamophobia.

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 15:53

WhiteHouse.gov screwed up its security on the same day as the cybersecurity summit

While President Obama is at Stanford's cybersecurity summit, he's letting his own cybersecurity lapse. Anyone attempting to visit WhiteHouse.gov over HTTPS is currently seeing the error message above, thanks to a kitchen-sink web security error on the part of the White House digital team. You can see the yourself if you head to https://www.whitehouse.gov/ in Chrome. (Don't forget the "https" part; it's important.)

The error seems to be coming from a Common Name mismatch, essentially a misconfiguration that made the White House's certificate just suspicious enough to set off Chrome's alarms. As a result, Chrome spent the day blasting out a warning not to trust the White House. Awkward!

Feb 13 15:35

Obama Asks Congress to Authorize War That’s Already Started

As the U.S. continues to bomb the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, President Obama asked Congress today to approve a new legal framework for the ongoing military campaign.

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 13:43

Sheldon Adelson, King of Israel and the US Republican Party

Uri Avnery examines how the ultra-right-wing American Jewish Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson dominates Israel through Binyamin Netanyahu and the yellow press, and the US Congress through the Republican Party.

Feb 13 13:09

Financial Ebola Unleashed? Greece Comes One Step Closer

The latest threats from Syriza to the EU don't bode well for Europe. But, how long before the potential outfall spreads across the world?

The Greek people have not been sitting idly as this situation escalates; many have been moving to protect their savings. Not only have we seen bank runs, but now some citizens are moving into precious metals.Lisa Elward, head of bullion sales at the UK Royal Mint, notes that demand for gold from Greeks increased substantially last quarter, saying:

“We tend to see an upsurge in (gold) sales at times of political and financial uncertainty.”

Now pause… take a second to re-read that quote from Elward. As you follow the news over the following few days, weeks and months, remember this quote.

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 13:03

Russia’s Putin wins in Ukraine conflict

The 13 main points of the new agreement have carried forward the twelve-point Minsk accord of last September. But there is ‘additionality’ too insofar as timeline has been given for compliance by the warring sides and other protagonists.

The terms of the latest agreement confirms that Russia negotiated from a strong position — contrary to what the blistering western propaganda all along wanted us to believe.

The ‘additionality’ in regard of the future of the eastern regions to be decided by the end of the year doubtless is a major gain for Russia, as the induction of Ukraine into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] is virtually ruled out if the constitutional reform goes through. This has been the core Russian demand.

Feb 13 12:55

Tracking the roots of Zionism and imperial russophobia

In order to understand the relationship between the Empire, Zionism and Western russophobia, we must go back to the late 19th century, and focus in particular on British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. The questions raised by his time and foreign policy are the same that arise today on the relationship between the United States and the Zionist network, questions which divide even the most respected observers.

Which, of the Anglo-American Empire and the international Jewry, steers the other?

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 10:40

White House Says Climate Change Is A Bigger Threat To National Security Than Terrorism

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Tuesday that President Obama does believe that climate change is a greater threat to the country's national security than terrorism.

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Feb 13 09:49

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'I Wasn't 100 Percent Sober' At State Of The Union

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I don't blame her one damn bit!

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 13 07:47

Obama, what about Israel’s nuclear arsenal?

A Washington-based think-tank, the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) recently painted a different, and more appealing, picture. A “special report” written by its director, Grant F. Smith, focused on a lawsuit that it has filed challenging “US ‘ambiguity’ towards Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.

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Remember Obama's first Press Conference as President? Helen Thomas came right out and asked Obama what nations in the Middle East have nuclear weapons.

Obama did not answer that question, and the next day Helen Thomas, a long time fixture in the White House Press Corps, was gone!

Feb 13 07:45

GUESS WHO PEDDLED 7-YEAR OLD PHOTOS OF A DIFFERENT COUNTRY AS IF THEY SHOW A CURRENT RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE?

How Blatant Can the Propaganda Get? Senator Inhofe was duped into presenting photographs that were up to 7 years old – some of which were taken within the nations of Georgia, Ossetia and Russia – as showing a current Russian invasion into Ukraine.

Feb 13 07:09

Cleared Londoner Shaker Aamer marks 13 years in Guantanamo without charge or trial

Saturday, February 14th, marks 13 years since the arrival of British resident Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo Bay, where he has been held without charge or trial ever since.

Mr Aamer, a father of four from London, has been cleared for release under both the Bush and Obama administrations, in a process which requires six government agencies to confirm that he poses no threat. However, he remains imprisoned in Guantanamo, despite repeated requests by the UK Government that he be returned to his family in South London.

Feb 13 00:00

‘He’s Just Like Us!’: American Youth Fawn Over Obama’s HealthCare Comedy Skit

In an effort to convince impressionable and feeble-minded millennials to traverse his dangerously vulnerable healthcare website, President Obama clutched a selfie-stick and “acted like one of the guys” by staring at himself in a mirror.

Feb 12 21:06

9/11 defendant sodomized at CIA 'black site' still suffers injuries, lawyer says

"Guantánamo prison photo of Saudi Mustafa al Hawsawi, accused of helping the 9/11 hijackers with funds and travel, turned up on Middle Eastern websites. He is seen sitting on a prayer rug and posing for the International Committee of the Red Cross in prison-approved images taken for family members.

Feb 12 17:52

Saudi’s new king of terror

(strong>In an flurry of virtually falling over themselves to praise Saudi Arabia’s new ruler, the press has overlooked his disturbing track record

Feb 12 15:59

Obama, what about Israel’s nuclear arsenal?

A Washington-based think-tank, the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) recently painted a different, and more appealing, picture. A “special report” written by its director, Grant F. Smith, focused on a lawsuit that it has filed challenging “US ‘ambiguity’ towards Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.

It is disappointing, if not disturbing, that US President Barack Obama avoided airing any views about the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict in an hour-long interview about US foreign policy issues with CNN’s much-respected anchorman Fareed Zakaria.

Feb 12 15:56

Ukraine ceasefire agreed at Belarus talks

The ceasefire will come into force on Sunday, but Hollande and Merkel say much work still to be done after marathon overnight negotiations

Merkel also confirmed that Putin put pressure on the separatists to agreeto a truce.

Feb 12 15:52

Ceasefire May Spare Poroshenko From Knives Out in Kiev

A ceasefire in the Ukraine war has been brokered after marathon talks in the Belarus capital, Minsk, this week. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the breakthrough along with his German and French counterparts following 17 hours of intense negotiations that went on through the night.

But perhaps the biggest relief will be felt by Poroshenko. His attendance at Minsk was notable for appearing to have an added gear of zeal to clinch a deal. That zeal may be not so much out of humanitarian concerns for his countrymen, as out of personal reasons for his own political survival

Feb 12 15:39

Why Obama Wants to Regulate the Internet

The mainstream media’s declining influence is motivating the federal government to regulate the Internet because controlling information is the most powerful way to control the public.

Feb 12 14:38

Joe Biden Gives Shout Out to "an Old Butt Buddy" in Iowa Speech (Video)

What else can you really say here, America? This is our Vice President.

Feb 12 14:10

Professor Anthony James Hall - Connecting The Dots on Iran, Israel And 911


On his return from a recent trip to Iran Professor Anthony James Hall sits down with Dan Dicks of Press For Truth to discuss the connections he's found between Iran, Israel and 911.

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 12:59

The Minsk Peace Deal: Farce Or Sellout? — Paul Craig Roberts

The terms of the agreement depend on actions of the Ukrainian parliament and prime minister, neither of which are under Poroshenko’s control, and Poroshenko himself is a figurehead under Washington’s control. Moreover, the Ukrainian military does not control the Nazi militias. As Washington and the right-wing elements in Ukraine want conflict with Russia, peace cannot be forthcoming.

The agreement is nothing but a list of expectations that have no chance of occurring.

Feb 12 12:55

Thurs 02/12/2015 False Flag Weekly News with Kevin Barrett and Jim Fetzer

The False Flag Weekly News with Kevin Barrett and Jim Fetzer looks behind the headlines and main stream media stories to get at what’s really going on in the world. From violations of international law to initiating WWIII, you don’t want to miss what Kevin and Jim have to say about the stories behind the stories. http://noliesradio.org/archives/95394

Feb 12 12:09

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

By Ron Paul

The president is requesting Congress to pass an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) resolution against ISIS. Congress has not issued a similar resolution since 2002, when President Bush was given the authority to wage war against Iraq. The purpose of this resolution is to give official authority to the president to do the things that he has already been doing for the past six years. Seems strange but this is typical for Washington. President Obama’s claim is that he does not need this authority. He claims, as have all other recent presidents, that the authority to wage war in the Middle East has been granted by the resolutions passed in 2001, 2002, and by article II of the Constitution. To ask for this authority at this time is a response to public and political pressure...

Feb 12 10:51

President Obama does a "selfie."

Feb 12 10:01

HOW AMERICA SCREWS UP THE WORLD WITHOUT EVER LETTING ITS PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING

American major news broadcasts and newspapers all have become hybrids of infotainment, leak-planting, suggestion-planting, disinformation, and other manipulative operations

Feb 12 08:49

Rand Paul says that Hillary Clinton deserves a lot of blame for ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday morning that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deserves a lot of blame for instability in the Middle East and the rising numbers of Islamic State (ISIS) recruits.

Paul said that Clinton’s intervention in Libya and the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi created space for ISIS jihadists to flourish and grow.

Feb 12 08:40

THE US GOVERNMENT CAN READ ANY EMAILS THAT ARE MORE THAN SIX MONTHS OLD WTHOUT A WARRANT

If you’ve been remiss in cleaning out your email in-box, here’s some incentive: The federal government can read any emails that are more than six months old without a warrant. Little known to most Americans, ambiguous language in a communications law passed in 1986 extends Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure only to electronic communications sent or received fewer than 180 days ago.

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 08:19

OBAMA AIDE: ISIS WAR POWERS LANGUAGE ‘INTENTIONALLY’ VAGUE

Language in President Obama's proposed authorization for use of military force (AUMF)against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is "intentionally" fuzzy, the White House acknowledged on Wednesday. Press secretary Josh Earnest said some of the language in the bill submitted to Congress on Wednesday was not specifically defined "because we believe it's important that there aren't overly burdensome constraints that are placed on the commander in chief."

Feb 12 08:14

OBAMA THREATENED PUTIN BEFORE MINSK MEETING – GERMAN MEDIA

Several German media institutions wrote that during the recent phone conversation, US President Barack Obama threatened the Russian President Vladimir Putin with serious consequences for Russia’s alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict.

Feb 12 08:09

Poll: Americans disapprove of Netanyahu invitation

The American public believes that the Republican invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress was “inappropriate”, but nonetheless maintains that President Obama should meet him during his visit to Washington next month.

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If only to give him a mush-deserved smack up side of the head!

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 07:33

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 06:23

Obama asks congress to authorize another endless war

President's formal request for authorization of military force slammed as 'worst-case scenario'

Feb 12 05:40

OBAMA’S FORCE AUTHORIZATION IS A BLANK CHECK FOR WAR WORLDWIDE

The president is requesting Congress to pass an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) resolution against ISIS. Congress has not issued a similar resolution since 2002, when President Bush was given the authority to wage war against Iraq. The purpose of this resolution is to give official authority to the president to do the things that he has already been doing for the past six years. Seems strange but this is typical for Washington. President Obama’s claim is that he does not need this authority. He claims, as have all other recent presidents, that the authority to wage war in the Middle East has been granted by the resolutions passed in 2001, 2002, and by article II of the Constitution. To ask for this authority at this time is a response to public and political pressure.

Feb 11 15:48

Weapons to Ukraine may end US empire

Germany, France and even American lapdog ally Britain have all voiced opposition to sending more military hardware to Ukraine, fearful that such a move would escalate the conflict and antagonize Russia into a wider war.

While hosting Merkel at the White House this week, Obama was at pains to emphasize unity between Washington and Europe over the Ukraine crisis and toward Russia. Obama felt obliged to shore up that waning unity, rather than talk about the weapons option that so many other American politicians are advocating.

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 13:03

Russia Exposes U S Links To Al Qaeda, 9 11 Inside Job

Feb 11 12:41

Obama says Putin must abandon 'KGB' mentality to end war in Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin “has a foot very much in the Soviet past”, President Barack Obama said in a pointed interview published on Wednesday, while expressing hope that the Kremlin might still help defuse the crisis in Ukraine.

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Obama is reduced to not-so-subtle insults. That signals that his push for an outright war with Russia is in serious trouble!

Feb 11 12:10

Obama slams Staples, corporations for Obamacare-tied cuts: ‘Shame on them’

President Obama didn’t take kindly to Staples executives who slashed worker hours due to what they said was the need to curtail expense related to Obamacare, saying such corporations can “well afford” to pay.

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No, we CAN'T! American businesses were already hovering at the edge of collapse before ACA and the higher costs will and are driving many of them over that edge into bankruptcy and closure. Add the the fact that the Obamacare-compliant health insurance isn't worth the paper it is on which means Americans who have been forced to buy those policies are being driven into bankruptcy by the unpaid portions of their medical bills!

Washington DC and Wall Street are still laboring under the delusion that there is still vast amounts of wealth out here in the heartland and all they have to do is figure out how to scam it out of us all. But the well is dry, the barn is empty, the cookie jar has no more to give.

Feb 11 11:29

Obama Calls Putin to Threaten Him Over Ukraine ‘Aggression’

reparing to head to Belarus for ceasefire talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin had to take a call from President Obama, who threatened to impose “greater costs” on him over his “aggression” in the Ukraine.

Ukraine’s civil war is going increasingly poorly for the US-allied government, and the Obama administration seeks to blame Russia for the gains of the rebels, who are predominantly ethnic Russians.

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Put this together with Obama's "We have to twist some arms" and you can see where this is all going!

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 14:32

White House Petition - Provide kneepads to all Congressmen to prevent injury while groveling at the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Most congressmen are elderly and such frequent groveling may cause injuries which can be easily prevented by the provision of kneepads.

Further, as all congressmen receive health care subsidized 100% by taxpayers, the prevention of groveling-related injuries benefits public finances.

Feb 09 13:05

WHITE HOUSE PETITION - PROHIBIT ANY LAWS MANDATING THE FORCE AND REQUIREMENT OF VACCINATIONS OF ANY KIND.

No human being should be FORCED to be vaccinated against their will and/or personal/religious beliefs. I petition against making vaccinations of any kind mandatory. This includes forcing children to be vaccinated to attend public schools, activities, and daycare centers. This also includes adults working in the public or private sector.

Feb 09 11:08

Obama calls ISIS ‘brutal, vicious death cult’

President Obama on Thursday described ISIS as a “brutal, vicious death cult” that commits “unspeakable acts of barbarism,” in some of his most emotionally charged rhetoric about the terror group.

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BUMP TO THE TOP



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 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 07 08:25

Biden says Europeans questioning Russia sanctions 'inappropriate, annoying' – Spiegel

US Vice President Joe Biden has called on European countries to show unity when it comes to sanctions against Russia, labeling the dissenting voices “inappropriate and annoying”, reported ‘Der Spiegel’, quoting the participants of the Brussels meeting.

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Looks like Europe wants the US to start World War 3 on someone else's territory!

Feb 07 08:05

Sen. Orrin Hatch to take Biden's seat during Netanyahu address

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will take Vice President Biden's place beside Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress next month.

Biden’s office on Friday said he will be traveling out of the country at the time of Netanyahu's address, which means the ceremonial duties will fall to Hatch, who is the president pro tempore of the Senate, GOP aides said.

Feb 07 07:46

The Rats Are Fleeing The Sinking Ship As Israel Says Boehner Lied About Netanyahu Speech

A top official is publicly claiming that John Boehner misled the Israeli government into believing that President Obama had been notified and was on board with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress.

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Boehner is in violation of the Logan Act. Book 'em, Dan-o! :)

Feb 06 14:46

Joe Biden: Russia 'Cannot Be Allowed to Redraw the Map of Europe'

Vice President Joe Biden warned Friday that Russia "cannot be allowed to redraw the map of Europe" and that Ukraine was suffering a "military onslaught" from Moscow.

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 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 07:05

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 06 06:38

Hollande, Merkel go to Moscow to discuss Ukraine without consulting US – report

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande did not consult Washington before deciding to visit Moscow to hold talks on the Ukrainian crisis, a source in the French government told AP.

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Two things to take away from this.

1. Europe is not enthusiastic about a third World War to be fought in their front yards.

2. Between Merkel, Hollande, Bpoehner, and Netanyahu, Obama is being made irrelevant in his last two years in office.

Feb 05 15:31

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

Feb 05 15:05

FBI director: ISIS real threat to Mississippi, nation

As Americans stood horrified at the news of a Jordanian pilot burned alive by the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, one of the top law enforcement officers in the country talked about how Mississippians can fight those kind of extremist ideals within our own borders.

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"So we have to make war on all Americans who do not do what they are told to do!" -- Official White Horse Souse

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 12:19

‘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 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.”

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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 08:13

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 08:00

Consuls in U.S. warn: Israel's friends fear Netanyahu's speech to Congress will harm ties

Israeli consuls general in the United States have warned the Foreign Ministry to expect fierce negative reactions to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March 3 speech to Congress, including from U.S. Jewish communities and Israel allies.

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 04 13:39

THE CLINTON BODY-COUNT

NEW! Updated for Hillary's 2016 run!

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Posted for the caller into the radio show I just finished being interviewed on.

Feb 04 12:12

Dan Pfeiffer resigning as senior Obama adviser

President Obama’s inner circle of longtime aides is getting smaller.

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I need a job! :)

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 12:01

US Hopes Jordan Pilot’s Death Will Get Jordan Deeper Into ISIS War

Never one to let a crisis go to waste, US officials are expressing hope that the video showing the execution of a Jordanian pilot by ISIS will provide them an opportunity to rile up Jordan into escalating their involvement in the war.

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Yes, we had already figured that out as the motive.

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.

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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 08:54

Another Conspiracy Theory Becomes Fact: The Entire Oil Collapse Is All About Crushing Russian Control Over Syria

... while we understand if Saudi Arabia is employing a dumping strategy to punish the Kremlin as per the "deal" with Obama's White House, very soon there will be a very vocal, very insolvent and very domestic shale community demanding answers from the Obama administration, as once again the "costs" meant to punish Russia end up crippling the only truly viable industry under the current presidency.

As a reminder, the last time Obama threatened Russia with "costs", he sent Europe into a triple-dip recession.

It would truly be the crowning achievement of Obama's career if, amazingly, he manages to bankrupt the US shale "miracle" next.

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 07:53

Obama signed over 5mn non-immigrant work permits since 2009 – analyst

President Obama has evaded Congress by awarding 5.46 million work permits to non-immigrant foreigners - who originally arrived as tourists, students or illegal immigrants - since 2009, according to an observer.

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I think all these loose immigration policies in the US and Europe are intended mainly to blur our sense of a national identity, leading to the dropping of borders.

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 04 07:14

Iran rejects US anti-terror call of help

According to Press TV, without mentioning the time of the request, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Tuesday said “The US asked Iran for help in the fight against terrorism. However, we believe the US lacks sincerity in its anti-terror bid as some of these terrorist groups are simultaneously supported by the US.”

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 15:30

House votes to repeal, replace Obamacare

The House voted largely along party lines Tuesday to repeal and replace Obamacare, with Republicans vowing to satisfy midterm voters who demanded a new path forward while Democrats taunted their rivals as oblivious to the plight of the uninsured.

The 239-186 vote marked the Republican-majority Congress’ first swipe at the entire health law, cuing up a likely filibuster from Senate Democrats before President Obama can wield his veto pen.

Feb 03 13:33

Obama Responds to ISIS Burning Pilot Alive - Pushes Obamacare

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 09:55

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 09:07

The 6 Grand Illusions That Keep Us Enslaved to the Matrix

We live in a world of illusion. So many of the concerns that occupy the mind and the tasks that fill the calendar arise from planted impulses to become someone or something that we are not. This is no accident. As we are indoctrinated into this authoritarian-corporate-consumer culture that now dominates the human race, we are trained that certain aspects of our society are untouchable truths, and that particular ways of being and behaving are preferred.

Psychopaths disempower people in this way. They blind us with never ceasing barrages of suggestions and absolutes that are aimed at shattering self-confidence and confidence in the future.

Feb 03 09:06

White House lockdown ends as bomb teams clear nearby park of threat

Authorities lifted the White House from lockdown status after bomb team specialists determined a package left unattended at a nearby park was not hazardous.

The suspicious package, discovered in Lafayette Square, which is located across the street from the White House, was found about 7:10 a.m., Fox News reported. District of Columbia police subsequently dispatched experts to the scene and closed nearby streets to drivers.

Feb 03 08:28

US Slaps Venezuelans with New Sanctions

The United States officially imposed new sanctions on Venezuela Monday, amid accusations from President Nicolas Maduro that Washington is trying to destabilize his country.

The new sanctions expand the number of Venezuelan government officials barred from entering the United States.

“These restrictions will also affect the immediate family members of a number of those individuals subject to visa restrictions for believed involvement in human rights abuses or for acts of public corruption,” said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki.

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Sanctions for human rights abuses and corruption? If that is the case, it is time to wall off all of Washington DC!

Feb 03 07:37

North Korea was NOT Behind the Sony Hack According to Multiple Security Experts

Feb 03 07:28

THIS IS IT: Obama confesses the coup in Ukraine was an American job

Feb 03 07:20

Key US role in Ukraine crisis portrays Europe as ‘passive participant’

President Obama’s declaration that the US “brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine” shows Europe as a passive actor and doesn’t reflect well on its image, Chairman of Russia’s upper house Committee for Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev told RT.

Feb 02 16:04

President Obama's Budget: It's Always a Good Time to Spend More!

Barack Obama has released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, which begins in October. The best thing about the plan is that it's released on time this year. That's been all too rare an occurrence, and not just for the president: One of the most stunning yet under-reported stories of the past several years is the unwillingness and inability of the federal government to hit basic deadlines when it comes to budget issues. Of course, coming up with a plan, which is typically a wish-list, is only the beginning of a budget process that has gotten seriously FUBAR during the Obama years.

Feb 02 16:04

Obama Openly Admits 'Brokering Power Transition' In Ukraine

Feb 02 15:47

Obama Budget Plan Would 'Benefit the Worst Corporate Tax Dodgers'

'This is how the rules get rigged.'

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 13:01

RT Sophie Co with Lawrence Wilkerson 2 Feb

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Wilkerson describes a White House inept at foreign policy and dominated by Neocon dreams of glory!

Feb 02 10:27

Obama says he won’t accept budget that doesn’t raise spending

President Obama said Monday he will reject any budget from Congress that doesn’t boost spending on both defense and his own domestic priorities, saying the spending “sequesters” need to go.

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.

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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).

Feb 02 09:44

Brokered it & broke it: Obama on Kiev deal that paved path to bloodshed

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Basically, Obama is admitting US involvement in the coup that forced Ukraine's elected government from power a year ago, triggering the subsequent bloodbath.

Feb 02 09:14

18 Democrats join GOP to restore 40-hour work week under Obamacare

Facing withering pressure to stick with the president and block any GOP effort to change Obamacare, 18 Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans Thursday in replacing the 30-hour work week with the traditional 40 hours, a major boost to small businesses.

Feb 02 08:51

The rise of 'pro-Israelism' in American politics

The US-Israel special relationship is acknowledged universally as the unswayable force of politics in the Middle East. The theme is confessed ritually by every US president and Israeli prime minister, who have all claimed, more or less, that "the bond between Israel and the United States is rooted in more than our shared national interests; it's rooted in the shared values and shared stories of our people."

Commitment to this article of faith is a litmus test for anyone hoping to exercise power in American politics. Minor deviations can and do have major political consequences, a fact acknowledged last year by the conservative American commentator Tom Friedman, who disclosed that the first President Bush paid a massive political price for standing up to Israel back in 1990; Bush asserted US foreign policy towards Israeli settlements by conditioning $10 billion worth of loan guarantees on a total cessation of settlement construction. He was not re-elected for a second term.

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There were other factors at work in that election. George H. W. Bush was in serious trouble. He had been able to hold the investigation into Iran-Contra at a distance, but he also knew that he would not be able to hold off the White House connection for another four years. So he arranged for the White House to go to the one Democrat he knew would keep the lid on the secret, then Democratic Governor of the state that was the US end of the guns and drugs pipeline, Bill Clinton.

But pissing off Israel didn't help.

Feb 02 08:21

Israel claims Iran sanctions a result of Israeli pressure

Israeli Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that the sanctions imposed on Iran were a result of Israeli efforts in this direction, Anadolu agency reported.

The minister also said that these sanctions have nothing to do with the interim agreement with Iran and governments of world powers known as the P5+1.

"Israel is seeking the full end of Iran's nuclear programme, not part of it," Steinitz told Israeli radio.

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Dimona; Israel's not-so-secret nuclear weapons factory.

Feb 02 08:00

The Failed 'Yemen Model'

Last September President Obama cited his drone program in Yemen as a successful model of US anti-terrorism strategy. He said that he would employ the Yemen model in his effort to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

But just a week ago, the government in Yemen fell to a Shite militia movement thought to be friendly to Iran. The US embassy in Yemen's capitol was forced to evacuate personnel and shut down operations.

If Yemen is any kind of model, it is a model of how badly US interventionism has failed.

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Yemen is militarily important because whoever controls it controls access to the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden.

Feb 02 07:25

The Social Movement against “Globalized Trade” and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Since the President’s State of the Union message where he announced his plan to push corporate trade agreements and seek Fast Track trade promotion authority, the movement against Fast Track, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and globalized trade has grown. Instead of the bump in support that Obama expected after the State of the Union, opposition has increased inside Congress and in the grass roots.

Indications are that we are winning, and if we continue to mobilize over the next two months, we will win.

Feb 02 07:23

The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours

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Netanyahu may be about to set that petard off!

Feb 02 07:03

Obama openly admits 'brokering power transition' in Ukraine

In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Barack Obama acknowledged that the United States had "brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine," thus admitting to a high level of democratic impropriety.

Feb 01 10:30

Netanyahu and Boehner Tag-Teaming on Iran Could Backfire On Both of Them

Professor Vijay Prashad says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a high risk gambler whose relationship with the Obama administration has hit rock bottom -

Feb 01 10:24

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles

Obama administration officials and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties and as many people struggle with complex forms needed to justify tax credits they received in 2014 to pay for health insurance.

The White House has already granted some exemptions and is considering more to avoid a political firestorm.

Feb 01 09:52

Steve Lendman – No Breakthroughs In Syrian Peace Talks – 1 February 2015

None were expected. Conflict continues. Ongoing since March 2011. Syria is Obama’s war. There’s nothing civil about it.

Death squad insurgents are US proxies. Recruited, armed, funded, trained and directed by CIA operatives and Pentagon special forces.

So-called IS, Nusra Front, Al Qaeda and other takfiri terrorists are imported from dozens of countries.

Longstanding US/Israeli plans call for regime change. Replacing Assad with pro-Western stooge governance.

Feb 01 09:31

Retroactively Authorizing War

They went largely unnoticed, four words President Obama ad-libbed during the State of the Union address last month as he asked lawmakers to provide legal cover for America’s military intervention in Iraq and Syria.

“We need that authority,” the president said, adding a line to the prepared remarks on his teleprompter that seemed to acknowledge a reality about which his administration has been inexcusably dishonest.

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Any authorization Congress passes now is null and void due to the Congressional prohibition against ex post facto laws.

Feb 01 09:11

Russian aggression and the BBC’s drums of nuclear war

The drums of war are beating on the BBC and other mass media, writes Oliver Tickell – naked propaganda about fictitious ‘Russian aggression’ intended to soften us up for a war that could wipe out life on Earth.
We must refuse to fall for the endlessly repeated lies, and tell our politicians that our highest priority of all is peace.

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My reply to BBC and indeed all corporate media. Feel free to use as a template for your own emails.

Corporate media assured us that the USS Main was sunk by a Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, even though Captain Sigsbee reported the cause as an on-board fire. This story of a Spanish mine by the corporate media allowed President McKinley to trick the American people into the Spanish American war. An investigation carried out by Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the father of America's Nuclear Navy, confirmed Sigbee's report. There had been no Spanish mine.

Corporate media assured us that the Lusitania was not carrying weapons when it was sunk by a German U-Boat, even though the German government had taken out ads in the New York papers warning passengers not to sail on that ship. This story of the sinking of an innocent passenger ship allowed President Woodrow Wilson to trick the American people into World War 1 and divert the war from the original belligerents, Austria-Hungary and Serbia, into a war against Germany. In the 1980s, divers entered the hold of the Lusitania and confirmed it had been smuggling weapons of war to Britain.

Corporate media assured us that North Vietnam launched a torpedo attack against the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin in August 4th, 1964. Even though Captain Herrick reported that the sonar detection of torpedoes by the Maddox had been an error by an inexperienced sonar operator, the claim of a torpedo attack allowed President Johnson to trick Congress into escalating the Vietnam war.

Corporate media assured is Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons. Need I say more?

So why would anyone believe the corporate media today when they assure us Russia has invaded Ukraine?

Jan 31 15:55

Obama administration a ‘fascist regime’: Activist

US President Barack Obama presides over a “fascist regime” that attacks journalists and whistleblowers to hide the “ugly truth” about the government, an anti-war activist and journalist in Maine says.

Bruce Gagnon, the coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, made the remarks during an interview with Press TV on Saturday following accusations that the Obama administration is clamping down on journalists who expose misconduct by the government.

Jan 31 12:09

Islamic State operative confesses to receiving funding through US - report

A man believed to be a Pakistani commander of Islamic State or Daish, Yousaf al Salafi, has confessed to law enforcement agencies in Pakistan to getting funds via the United States, according to a leading Pakistani newspaper siting its sources.

Al Salafi and two companions were arrested in Lahore, Pakistan on January 22, according to AFP.

“During investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source close to the investigations revealed toUrdu-language Daily Express on condition of anonymity, according to its sister English newspaper The Express Tribune. The newspaper also claimed that Al Salafi was in fact arrested last year sometime in December.

Jan 31 10:45

How to Start a Nuclear War

The United States has just made an exceptionally dangerous, even reckless decision over Ukraine. Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader who ended the Cold War, warns it may lead to a nuclear confrontation with Russia.

Rule number one of geopolitics: nuclear-armed powers must never, ever fight.

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Rule number two: See Rule number one!

Jan 31 09:57

CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report

The CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, the Washington Post reported Friday.

Citing former intelligence officials, the newspaper reported that U.S. and Israeli spy agencies worked together to target Mughniyeh on Feb. 12, 2008 as he left a restaurant in the Syrian capital Damascus.

He was killed instantly by a car bomb planted in a spare tire on the back of a parked car, which exploded shrapnel in a tight radius, the Post said.

Jan 31 09:57

Report: Assassination of Hezbollah's Imad Mughniyeh was joint U.S.-Israeli operation

CIA and Mossad tracked senior Hezbollah figure for months before killing him in 2008, former U.S. officials tell Washington Post.

Jan 31 09:19

Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Supports Unconstitutional Executive Authority

On Wednesday, Lynch told senators she believes Obama’s decision to not deport five million illegal immigrants is based on interpretation of federal law and precedents.

“I don’t see any reason to doubt the reasonableness of those views,” Lynch said.

Lynch has decided to ignore the separation of powers explicitly set out in the Constitution. She is also disregarding the so-called Take Care Clause in Article II, Section 3 that states “(the President) shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

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