WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Apr 20 15:21

Pentagon mulls deployment as Poland asks for 10,000 troops

The Pentagon may deploy more ground troops in Poland, although the number may be much smaller than what the eastern European NATO member wants to see. Washington is seeking to reassure allies amid fears of a Russian aggression.

Warsaw and Washington may announce the deployment of additional American troops in Poland next week, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said following a meeting with his US counterpart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday.

He added that Poland would play a leading role in the NATO build-up of troops in Eastern Europe, “under US patronage,” the Washington Post reported. He added that the US needs to “re-pivot” back to Europe from Asia to counter “Russian aggression” in Ukraine.

Apr 20 10:48

Slavyansk mayor asks Russia to send peacekeepers in wake of deadly night attack

Head of the self-defense units of Ukraine's eastern town of Slavyansk, Vladimir Ponomaryov, who was appointed Slavyansk mayor by the town's residents, has asked Russia to send peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine to protect civilians from National Guard and Right Sector militants.

"They kill our people. They don't talk to us but just kill," Ponomaryov said at an emergency press conference in the wake of last night's armed clashes on the outskirts of Slavyansk.

"The town has actually been besieged by the Right Sector," he said.

Apr 20 10:32

Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell Pens 'Call to All' in Nevada Ranch Standoff

Famed cowboy poet and Nevada rancher Waddie Mitchell, who spoke with Newsmax TV last week about the clash between Bundy and the BLM, has made the standoff the subject of his latest poem. He shared the piece, "A Call to All," with Newsmax:

A Call to All

Americans, listen up and fear
About what's happening out here
How our bureaucracies do anything to win
They stomp all over rights
Starting State and local fights
Stealing land and property from citizens

How the bureau of mis-management
Doesn't even have to get consent
To spend six million to put one lone rancher down
Cuz, a tortoise might get stepped on
And some fees they disagree on ,,
Make it worth Gestapo force with guns and hounds?........

Apr 20 09:15

Bankers Love War Because It Creates Massive Profits

Bankers are often the driving force behind war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people of Earth awaken to the scam!

Apr 20 07:14

Psychiatry’s Secret Involvement in Military Suicides Exposed by Documentary Film

According to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, “In early 2013, the official website of the United States Department of Defense announced the startling statistic that the number of military suicides in 2012 had far exceeded the total of those killed in battle – an average of nearly one a day. A month later came an even more sobering statistic from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: veteran suicide was running at 22 a day – about 8000 a year.”

The U.S. Secretary of Defense has recognized this surge in suicides as an “epidemic.” Some claim that combat-related stress is the main culprit, but 85 percent of military members who commit suicide have not seen combat, and 52 percent have never been deployed.

Apr 20 06:52

US placing military resources into theater for attack on Russia: Don DeBar

The United States is placing its “military resources into the theater” to launch a military attack against Russia, an American political commentator says.

“The US is placing the military resources into the theater for an attack on Russia. It appears to me that’s what’s going on,” Don DeBar, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York, said in a phone interview with Press TV on Saturday.

He was commenting on a Washington Post report which says that the US is planning to send troops to Poland.

Apr 20 06:51

Report indicates that US aligned regimes are preparing for war

The report, however, pointed out that US aligned regimes in the Middle East are rapidly increasing their military spending, and purchasing modern, high-tech weapons. The list of US aligned states in the Middle East is a collection of autocratic, repressive kingdoms and emirates. These countries are not "democratic" by any stretch. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and other states are absolute monarchies. People are flogged, stoned, and beheaded routinely. Torture goes on without apology, and no elections take place. "Free speech" is nearly non-existent, as people are locked up, arbitrarily killed, and otherwise repressed for speaking out.

Apr 19 21:29

2014, Year of reckoning for America/WW3

014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States.

Two pressures are building on the US dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve’s declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies shrivel and market knowledge of the Fed’s illegal price rigging spreads.
The other pressure arises from the Obama regime’s foolish threats of sanctions on Russia. Other countries are no longer willing to tolerate Washington’s abuse of the world dollar standard.

Russia and China have had enough.

Apr 19 21:21

Dollar dying; multi-polar world in offing

Washington’s decision to go for the military coup in Ukraine was intended to rupture the emerging cooperation between key Eurasian nations that ultimately would have isolated the power of US hegemony and opened the door for a genuine multi-polar world where peaceful cooperation replaced military threats and sole Superpower domination.

The very rich and powerful families who control the US military industry complex reacted by trying to revert to their tried strategy of re-activating a new Cold War that paints Russia as evil and tries to cripple or severely weaken her. Ultimately it was a stupid decision being implemented by very stupid people, who believe they are very smart.

Apr 19 16:46

Obama's latest drone attack manages to only kill 3 innocent people

A drone strike in Yemen on Saturday killed at least 10 suspected al Qaeda militants but also inadvertently resulted in the deaths of three civilian day laborers, a high-level Yemeni government official told CNN.

Apr 19 14:39

Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him

Almost ten years after the friendly fire death of former NFL star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman, a fellow ranger admits that he may have been the one who fired the fatal shot.

In his first public statements since the incident in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, former Army Ranger Steven Elliott told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he might have fired the shot that killed Mr. Tillman.

Apr 19 10:36

Bankers Love War Because It Creates Massive Profits

War Makes Banks Rich

Bankers are often the driving force behind war.

After all, the banking system is founded upon the counter-intuitive but indisputable fact that banks create loans first, and then create deposits later.

Apr 19 08:55

Report indicates that US aligned regimes are preparing for war

Every year the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) releases a study on military spending around the world. This year's report contains many interesting details.

Some things in the report presented by the United Nations Commission on disarmament on April 14 have not changed at all. As has been the case for decades, the United States remains the largest military spender in the world, despite the much heralded "defense cuts." The US, NATO, and "non-NATO US allies" account for over 64 percent of all military spending in the world.

As US aligned states across the globe stockpile weapons, it looks like this trend of violence by Wall Street and its allies is not going away. They may be preparing for a much larger all-out war to keep control of the world, as their economic system grinds to a halt, and the countries seeking independent development continue to prosper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War is never for the noble ends which get fed to the American public like pablum in anticipation of its government making the choice to go to war; war is ultimately for private corporate profit.

The profit from Iraq: oil, and oil only being sold in US petrodollars.

The profit from Afghanistan: opium poppies, and the production and distribution of cheap heroin, which has SOARED since the US/NATO occupation there.

THIS is what our American military have been dying for, and getting maimed for life for; not "making us safer" (in fact, these military misadventures are making us less safe) or allegedly "promoting democracy" (which the US government doesn't do).

It is an ugly reality; but it is the reality of why this country goes to war.

Apr 19 07:58

US drone pilots are 'stressed' and 'demoralized' – official report

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a scathing report detailing the Air Force’s mismanagement of its active-duty drone pilots, who are responsible for the most demanding and deadly missions in the entire US military.

US senators asked the GAO to investigate how the Air Force treated its pilots back in 2012, following previous reports of pilot issues, and in view of the massive expansion of America’s secretive drone pilot army. Since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the number of drone pilots has tripled, and now stands at over 1,300.

The picture that emerges is of an organization struggling to cope with such growth, and unsure of how to handle its newest division. The Air Force “faces challenges to recruit, develop, and retain pilots and build their morale,” says the 54-page field study.

Many problems stem from an initial inability to select enough psychologically appropriate and technically proficient candidates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, US Air Force: these people are "stressed out" and "demoralized" because they are being ordered to do everything their understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights tells them is completely, morally, and legally, wrong.

They are killing, with no due process, no jury, no trial, and killing innocent men, women, and children in these drone strikes.

They know it, and there is no way for them NOT to know that.

From a standpoint of finding someone "psychologically appropriate", you need to recruit very bright gang members who love to kill, who have killed, and want to do it again...but this time, with the complete sanction of their government.
The only thing that will change is the technology for the kill, and that can always be taught.

THIS is the kind of candidate you need for this job, period, end of discussion. They will be happy and contented, knowing that they can kill and maim with impunity, and that there will be no repercussions for their actions.

These drone strikes are morally, and Constitutionally, horrific. I find it is interesting, psychologically, that President Obama really likes waging war this way; after all, he has ordered over 1,300 of the extrajudicial assassinations.

You don't want a moral person to do this job; you need an already field-forged, stone cold killer where the morality of what they are doing will never be an issue for them.

The morality of these acts certainly is NOT an issue for this government.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: If they need to find a group of totally psychotic sociopaths without any sense of humanity who will kill innocents in nations we are not actually at war with and sleep soundly that night, there is a whole bunch of those types inside the US Congress.

Apr 18 19:06

Mastermind of CIA torture program describes it a 'success'

The mastermind of the US Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program has hit the headlines after seven years to defend the spy agency’s torture techniques.

In an interview with the Guardian published on Friday, James Elmer Mitchell has described the CIA's “enhanced interrogation” program as a “success”.

Apr 18 19:02

Flashback 1967 - David Frost Interviews Oswald Mosley

The Frost Programme - Oswald Mosley (15th Nov 1967)

David Frost confronts Mosely, Frost is very sharp, funny at times. But Mosely, former head of the British Union of Fascists, stands firm. He holds his position and presents his rational. They discuss the alliance with Hitler, racism and anti Semitsm. Around 14 minutes in, the Jewish mob attacks. This is a must watch!

Apr 18 14:59

Michigan police take on ‘disgruntled veteran’ in hostage drill

Michigan police trained to shoot and kill a disgruntled military veteran at the state’s Fed­eral Correctional Institution this week as part of a multi-agency hostage drill

Apr 18 14:38

The Dangerous Neocon-R2P Alliance

After U.S. neocons helped stir up a crisis in Ukraine—with a big assist from the biased American press corps – the Obama administration looked for a diplomatic off-ramp, but this pattern of hyped outrage and belated reconciliation is a risky way to make foreign policy, says Robert Parry.

Apr 18 11:35

War Is Good for Us, Dumb New Book Claims

Ian Morris has stuck his dog's ear in his mouth, snapped a selfie, and proclaimed "Man Bites Dog." His new book War: What Is It Good For? Conflict and Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots is intended to prove that war is good for children and other living things. It actually proves that defenders of war are growing desperate for arguments.

Apr 18 10:21

Deflating the American bully, the world raises its fists

Excellent quote from the only undefeated heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano!
49 wins 43 knockouts NO DEFEATS!

"Once you strip away that feeling of invincibility, he can be had.” – Rocky Marciano.

Bullies historically, nationally, and American have all suffered from an arrogance born from remaining unchallenged after vanquishing weaker foes. Flush with the illusion of invincibility the world-wide bully, America, has reaped its terror on scores of the world's countries and their citizens. What all bullies fear most is a challenger.

Apr 18 08:39

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

Apr 18 07:03

Lap Dancers, the CIA, Pay-offs, andBP’s Deepwater Horizon

There was CIA involvement through a company called Mega Oil. They were shipping in arms under the cover of oil tools.

The BP executive was explaining to me how the CIA, MI6 and British Petroleum engineered a coup d’état, overthrowing an elected president of a nation who was “not favorable to BP.” The corporation’s former Vice-President, Leslie Abrahams, is pictured here, holding an AK-47 in front of BP headquarters in Baku, Azerbaijan. Like most of the other BP executives I spoke with, he proudly added that while he was working for BP, he was also an operative for MI6, British intelligence.

Apr 18 07:01

Bankers are Behind the Wars

Former managing director of Goldman Sachs – and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London (Nomi Prins) - notes:

Throughout the century that I examined, which began with the Panic of 1907 … what I found by accessing the archives of each president is that through many events and periods, particular bankers were in constant communication [with the White House] — not just about financial and economic policy, and by extension trade policy, but also about aspects of World War I, or World War II, or the Cold War, in terms of the expansion that America was undergoing as a superpower in the world, politically, buoyed by the financial expansion of the banking community.

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Webmaster's Commentary: 

People are starting to figure out who the real enemy has been all along!

Apr 18 06:54

China: The hypocrisy of the U.S. in Ukraine, Old government 'inhumane' against Demonstrators. Now U.S. considers, Demonstrators as Terrorists.

China has said it perfectly regarding the U.S. position in Ukraine.

In February, the U.S. took a stand against the elected President and his reactions to (CIA led) demonstrators. They yelled and screamed that any action against the demonstrators for 'Freedom' was inhumane and would not be tolerated. The U.S. said the elected President, Yanukovych was 'suppressing Democracy' with his actions to stop the protests.

Now the protesters are to be stopped by any means possible in the U.S. eyes, because they are not 'democracy' protests, but the protesters are terrorists who are disrupting the Ukraine installed government.

China doesn't stop there. They say, which they have said in the past. The U.S. 'spreads' democracy and takes over countries for 'freedom' in places they want the resources.

Apr 18 06:42

See the scathing documents detailing $600 billion squandered in Afghanistan

We all had a hand in allowing this to happen. The hawkish crowd should be extremely happy. You know lots of Americans got a large hunk of that money for support contracts, logistics, tank building, etc., Oh, and of course lots of guns and bullets, aircraft, caskets, the list is long.

Apr 17 20:03

Alison Weir: Why is the US Honoring a Racist Rabbi?

The Extremist Origins of Education and Sharing Day:
If things proceed normally, President Barak Obama will soon proclaim April 11, 2014 “Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.” Despite the innocuous name, this day honors the memory of a religious leader whose lesser-known teachings help fuel some of the most violent attacks against Palestinians by extremist Israeli settlers and soldiers.

The leader being honored on this day is Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, charismatic head of a mystical/fundamentalist version of Judaism. Every year since 1978, a Presidential Proclamation, often accompanied by a Congressional Resolution (the 1990 one had 219 sponsors), has declared Schneerson’s birthday an official national day of observance.

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Apr 17 19:58

Hurtling into DARKNESS: America’s Great Leap Towards Global Tyranny

I do not believe the citizens of the United States any longer possess the capacity to avoid these dark prospects. They are being swept along by forces they mostly do not understand, and most are unwilling to give up on the comfortable almost-religious myths of enforceable Constitutional rights and a benevolent national government.

Ironically, one of the key forces which brought Europe and North America over a few centuries to the kind of liberal democracies we know today is capable of delivering a new and unprecedented form of tyranny. That force is the body of interests of a nation’s middle class – the group of capable, ambitious, and rising people who were called a few centuries back by Europe’s landed old aristocracy “the new men.”

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Apr 17 19:54

The Obama Game : Is Putin Being Lured Into a Trap?

The coup government’s crackdown on ethnic Russians in Donetsk and Kharkiv could lead to a Russian intervention which would provide the justification that Washington is looking for. However painful it is for Putin to watch Russian speaking Ukrainians get beaten and perhaps killed by Nazi thugs and foreign mercenaries dressed up as Ukrainian Security Forces, he should avoid sending in the troops. It’s a trap.
Vladimir Putin, whatever one may think of him, has not done anything to fuel the violence and chaos that has spread across the country.

“Russia … is now recognized as the center of the global ‘mutiny’ against global dictatorship of the US and EU. Its generally peaceful .. approach is in direct contrast to brutal and destabilizing methods used by the US and EU…. The world is waking up to reality that there actually is, suddenly, some strong and determined resistance to Western imperialism. After decades of darkness, hope is emerging.” – Andre Vltchek.

Apr 17 14:57

Federal Judge Rules Public has No Right to Information on Targeted Drone Killing

The Department of Justice does not have to disclose documents related to a targeted drone strike that killed U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011, a federal judge ruled.

Apr 17 13:15

‘We Are Not Beginning a New Cold War, We are Well into It’

Negotiations over the Ukraine crisis are beginning in Geneva. Pro-Russian protesters are killed, president Vladimir Putin accuses authorities in Kiev of plunging the country into an “abyss,” and NATO outlines plans to reinforce itself in eastern Europe. Russian scholar Stephen Cohen tells “Democracy Now!” that “‘hot war’ is imaginable now” and “something has to be done about it.”

Apr 17 12:28

Nato Belligerence Endangers Us All

Tomorrow will see a four-way meeting take place as Russia, the United States, the EU and Ukraine discuss ongoing tensions in the latter country.

But while the endless drama of meetings, lurid statements and predictions and mass demonstrations catches the world's eye, something more significant and fundamental is taking place in international politics.

As the US moves into relative economic decline, China's expansion and Russia's huge energy reserves and location are moving the politics of the world to a different place.

Apr 17 11:43

Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War

Libertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse and the general welfare.

Apr 17 11:10

The Mass Marketing Campaign For World War III

The establishment has begun a new mass marketing campaign for World War III, equating Vladimir Putin with Adolf Hitler.

The fact that the current crisis in Ukraine was instigated by a US-backed coup which toppled a democratically elected government has been conveniently forgotten.

Apr 17 11:02

How US Wars Came Home With the Troops: Up Close, Personal and Bloody

After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree at Fort Hood, America’s biggest stateside base, that left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded. When he did so, he also pulled America’s fading wars out of the closet. This time, a Fort Hood mass killing, the second in four and a half years, was committed by a man who was neither a religious nor a political “extremist.” He seems to have been merely one of America’s injured and troubled veterans who now number in the hundreds of thousands.

Apr 17 10:36

Federal Judge Rules Public has No Right to Information on Targeted Drone Killing

The Department of Justice does not have to disclose documents related to a targeted drone strike that killed U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011, a federal judge ruled.

The First Amendment Coalition sued the Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act in 2012.

A drone strike in September 2011 killed U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki, a propagandist for al Qaeda, in an attack that President Obama called a "success" that was a "tribute to our intelligence community."

Apr 17 08:23

America's Coup Machine: Destroying Democracy Since 1953

U.S. efforts to overthrow foreign governments leave the world less peaceful, less just and less hopeful.

Soon after the 2004 U.S. coup to depose President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti, I heard Aristide's lawyer Ira Kurzban speaking in Miami. He began his talk with a riddle: "Why has there never been a coup in Washington D.C.?" The answer: "Because there is no U.S. Embassy in Washington D.C." This introduction was greeted with wild applause by a mostly Haitian-American audience who understood it only too well.

Apr 17 08:04

BLM declares Texas is Oklahoma land

The BLM wont be around much longer I think! Don't mess with Texas!

While the world watched, these cowboys sat ready to defend their way of life against more than 200 heavily armed federal agents and snipers hiding in the hills. The agents were sent by Harry Reid’s former senior advisor, 35 year old Neil Kornze, to confiscate open range cattle from the last rancher in Clark County, Nevada

Apr 17 07:48

World War O

When George W. Bush unleashed unnecessary wars of aggression on Iraq and elsewhere, many writers dubbed it “World War W“.

Now, Obama is close to intentionally or unintentionally unleashing “World War O”.

Bush’s lying his way into an Iraq war and then using torture to try to justify it were war crimes.

But Iraq was a third-rate army … while Russia has nuclear weapons. Even if such weapons of mass destruction are not unleashed, there could still be an unintentional nuclear catastrophe.

And China may not sit idly by while its close ally – and economic partner – is challenged.

World War O would be bad indeed.

Apr 17 07:40

A Tale of the Tortoise and the Sucker-A Water Rights Issue

It becomes apparent with even a cursory glance at the background information, that the real issue in Nevada is not an endangered tortoise. It just so happens that the Bundy family holds several vested water rights. Diane Augustine found the following water rights information:

Apr 17 07:04

NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

NATO to deploy warships, undecided on possible deployment of troops in Eastern Europe

Apr 17 05:37

Promoting a “Right to Heal” from Ft. Hood to Abu Ghraib

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the U.S. government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

The recent shootings of soldiers at Fort Hood and other U.S. military bases have once again brought to public attention the challenge of making sure that soldiers returning from war zones find security and support at home. The Washington Post calls the pressures on veterans “the next war.” But whatever war comes next, those existing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their consequences continue.

The exploding rates of suicide among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the escalating numbers of soldiers turning their weapons on each other as well as themselves, and the endemic spread of PTSD all are linked to the wars themselves. Wars of aggression and occupation have an enormous, terrible effect on the young women and men ordered to fight them.

Apr 16 13:21

The coming Chinese EMP attack on America

I have a neighbor that can literally build or fix anything. He has converted most of his electrical output on his house to solar

Apr 16 11:30

The Mass Marketing Campaign For World War III

Published on Apr 16, 2014

The establishment has begun a new mass marketing campaign for World War III, equating Vladimir Putin with Adolf Hitler.

The fact that the current crisis in Ukraine was instigated by a US-backed coup which toppled a democratically elected government has been conveniently forgotten.

Apr 16 08:30

The NY Times and the 3 World Wars

It is a classic hallmark of the true sociopath to falsely accuse others of the exact thing which he himself is guilty of. In the inverted reality of the kosher con-men, Russia is guilty of "bending the truth" and "misinformation" and, "overheated rhetoric" and, of course, "conspiracy theories"!

This coming from a publication which has already hurled more than 100 front page propaganda poop-pies at Russia, in 2014 alone; falsely accusing Putin of everything from killing stray dogs, to suppressing "dissidents", to fomenting unrest in Crimea, to deploying troops on the Eastern Ukrainian border to threatening Europe, to using proxies to "take over airports" etc. How's that for "truth bending", "misinformation", "overheated rhetoric" and "conspiracy theories"?

Apr 16 07:35

Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs, withdraw from Slavyansk Published time: April 16, 2014 14:21 Get short URL

Reports from Slavyansk say that the army troops sent to the eastern Ukrainian city for an “anti-terrorist operation” are leaving en masse. Some troops are openly voicing support for the eastern Ukrainians, while others are speaking out against a war.

According to Interfax, citing local self-defense activists, some 300 Ukrainian troops agreed to lay down their weapons and “go home” following negotiations in Slavyansk.

Apr 15 23:44

Pressure mounts on UK over CIA’s ‘black site’ jail in Indian Ocean

A human rights group is urging Britain’s Foreign office to “come clean” over claims that a British-administered island in the Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia, was used as a secret “black site” detention center by the CIA.

Apr 15 20:54

FALSE FLAG ALERT - Anderson Cooper 360: ‘Number two al Qaeda leader vows to attack U.S.’

According to a CNN correspondent, Barbra Starr, the U.S. intelligence community believes that a newly released video featuring a public meeting of around 100 top al Qaeda members was filmed just a few weeks ago, ushering in a new threat to America.

Apr 15 18:20

Unidentified Fighter Jets Open Fire On Kramatorsk Airfield, Casualties Reported

Things in east Ukraine have spiraled out of control. Moments ago Itar Tass reported that there has been a shoot out at the separatists-controlled airport in the city of Kramatorsk where according to on the ground witnesses, four Su-27 fighter jets have allegedly opened fire at the local airfield. It is unclear who the unidentified warplanes belong to although Itar Tass notes that one of the jets was allegedly taken down, so there should be confirmation shortly. Eyewitnesses also add that there are victims and an ambulance has been sent to the scene.

Apr 15 15:46

Rand Paul Backs Off Claim that Cheney's Lust for Iraq War was Motivated by Halliburton Profits

Brandon Tuberville
Activist Post

In an interview with ABC’s This Week, Paul not only backed off of the tepid criticism of Cheney’s corrupt and open conflict of interest he made in a previous speech, but he made clear that he was not questioning Cheney’s motives for leading the charge to invade Iraq.

Paul even went so far as to suggest that Cheney loves America as much he [Paul] does.

For reference, Paul had stated “Dick Cheney then goes to work for Halliburton, makes hundreds of millions of dollars as CEO. Next thing you know, he’s back in government it’s a good idea to go to Iraq.”

After playing the clip for Paul, the interviewer then asked him, “Do you really think that Cheney was motivated by his financial ties to Halliburton?”...

Apr 15 15:21

Former U.S. Diplomat: Send U.S. Ground Troops to Ukraine - CFR member wants to heighten tension with Russia

A former U.S. diplomat and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, James Jeffrey, is calling for U.S. ground troops to be injected into the brewing civil war in Ukraine.

Apr 15 14:30

China Planning ‘To Militarise Space’ Against US Anti-Satellite Weapons

China is planning to increase its military capabilities in space in reaction to US and other world powers developing astronomical weapons. According to the Xinhua news agency, China’s president Xi Jinping has told the military to increase its space defence capabilities.

Apr 15 09:50

HURTLING INTO DARKNESS: AMERICA’S GREAT LEAP TOWARDS GLOBAL TYRANNY

America’s national government has become inured to lying and cheating the people whom it ostensibly serves, lying as consistently and thoroughly as would be the case with an occupying foreign power trying to keep a captive population pacified.

Apr 15 07:22

Are You Aiding and Abetting the IRS?

Jamie Lee
Activist Post

"Aiding and abetting is an additional provision in United States criminal law, for situations where it cannot be shown the party personally carried out the criminal offense, but where another person may have carried out the illegal act as an agent of the charged, working together with or under the direction of the charged party, who is an accessory to the crime."

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If try to sit, I’ll tax your seat,
If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet,
~’Taxman’ George Harrison

“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” Albert Einstein

Apr 15 07:20

Tony Blair, George W. Bush and David Cameron: Hi-jacking God?

When Tony Blair was in residence, according to the diaries of his former communications director, Alastair Campbell, before the illegal invasion of Iraq, for which Blair's Downing Street offices produced fantasy, fictional, false justifications, the then Prime Minister was guided by his faith and regularly spoke to "his Maker." Blair may have "spoken" - but, as ever, he clearly didn't listen.

Proverbs (6:16-19) rules on six personality traits his "Maker" abhors and seven that are an abomination to Him: "Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord ..." Blair ticks every box, shattering any claim to his trumpeted Christian principles.

False witness is also slammed by King Solomon and in Matthew (15:18-20) Jesus condemns false testimony as defiling to any person.

Apr 15 07:19

The Red Line and the Rat Line

Barring a major change in policy by Obama, Turkey’s meddling in the Syrian civil war is likely to go on. ‘I asked my colleagues if there was any way to stop Erdo?an’s continued support for the rebels, especially now that it’s going so wrong,’ the former intelligence official told me. ‘The answer was: “We’re screwed.” We could go public if it was somebody other than Erdo?an, but Turkey is a special case. They’re a Nato ally. The Turks don’t trust the West. They can’t live with us if we take any active role against Turkish interests. If we went public with what we know about Erdo?an’s role with the gas, it’d be disastrous. The Turks would say: “We hate you for telling us what we can and can’t do.”’

Apr 15 07:04

The End Of The Great American Fantasy

Through all of my life there has been an odd and persistent bias on the part of otherwise honest Americans:

What America does overseas is always good and right. We do not speak against it.

The protests against the Vietnam War were an exception to this, of course, but that break from tradition involved less than half the country. Those people were quickly brought back into the mainstream, And they have supported more or less all subsequent US wars.

This belief – that US foreign actions are always good – is falling apart as we watch. I take this as a good thing, as one should not believe in Santa Claus forever.

Apr 14 19:39

UK Moves to Block US Senate Report to Protect Blair, Straw and Dearlove

From a British diplomatic source I learn that Britain has lobbied the United States against the publication of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture and extraordinary rendition. The lobbying has been carried out “at all levels” – White House, State Department and CIA. The British have argued that at the very least the report must be emasculated before publication.

The British argument is that in a number of court cases including the Belhadj case, the British government has successfully blocked legal action by victims on the grounds that this would weaken the US/UK intelligence relationship and thus vitally damage national security, by revealing facts the American intelligence service wish hidden. [We will leave aside for the moment the utter shame of our servile groveling judges accepting such an argument]. The British Government are now pointing out to the Americans that this argument could be fatally weakened if major detail of the full horror and scope of torture and extraordinary rendition is revealed by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The argument runs that this could in turn lead to further revelations in the courts and block the major defence against prosecutions of Blair, Straw and Dearlove, among others, potentially unleashing a transatlantic wave of judicial activism.

Apr 14 18:43

Understanding Modern Israel: Why It Is Driving The World Towards Madness

Can you have democracy for only one carefully-defined group? Can you have democracy without the restraints of a Bill of Rights upon an abusive majority? Can you have democracy which holds millions in perpetual isolation and subjects them to countless abuses? Can you have democracy where you prefer dealing with juntas and kingdoms to democratic governments in neighboring states? Can you have democracy which constantly threatens war on those who do not threaten it? Can you have democracy which conducts witch-hunts on a grand scale, just re-naming the witches as terrorists? Can you have democracy which interferes in the internal affairs of other democratic states?

Apr 14 17:28

Washington Drives The World To War — Paul Craig Roberts

The CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule.

Washington’s plan to grab Ukraine overlooked that the Russian and Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine were not likely to go along with their insertion into the EU and NATO while submitting to the persecution of Russian speaking peoples. Washington has lost Crimea, from which Washington intended to eject Russia from its Black Sea naval base. Instead of admitting that its plan for grabbing Ukraine has gone amiss, Washington is unable to admit a mistake and, therefore, is pushing the crisis to more dangerous levels.

If Ukraine dissolves into secession with the former Russian territories reverting to Russia, Washington will be embarrassed that the result of its coup in Kiev was to restore the Russian provinces of Ukraine to Russia. To avoid this embarrassment, Washington is pushing the crisis toward war.

Apr 14 13:23

Breaking!: Putin to Obama: Use your influence to prevent bloodshed in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has urged his US counterpart Barack Obama to use his influence on the Ukrainian government to prevent “bloodshed” in the country.

Apr 14 12:50

Ukraine crisis, US plot to launch nuclear war with Russia

The US has engineered the crisis in Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia as part of its scenario to provoke Moscow to engage in a nuclear war with Washington, according to a political analyst from the Center for Research on Globalization.

Apr 14 12:48

Tony Blair, George W. Bush, and David Cameron - Using "God" As An Excuse To Commit War Crimes

There must be something in the water at No 10 Downing Street, currently inhabited by Prime Minister David Cameron.

When Tony Blair was in residence, according to the diaries of his former communications director, Alastair Campbell, before the illegal invasion of Iraq, for which Blair’s Downing Street offices produced fantasy, fictional, false justifications, the then Prime Minister was guided by his faith and regularly spoke to “his Maker.” Blair may have “spoken” – but, as ever, he clearly didn’t listen.

Apr 14 12:40

Germany warns of war in Europe

Gabriel - at an event commemorating World War I with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls - warned of resurgent nationalist forces both within Europe and "in its neighbourhood".

He said that good news several months ago from Ukraine - including an end to bloody violence against protesters - had since given way to "an ongoing military confrontation" and the realization that "Russia is apparently willing to let tanks cross European borders."

"Suddenly, we are being dragged from the observer's position into a long smouldering and incendiary conflict, which is also demanding a price from Europe in the form of sanctions against Russia," he said.

Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, meanwhile, called the danger of Europe splitting a “real one”.

Responsible foreign policy has to make sure that this is prevented,” he told Swiss newspaper the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Apr 14 11:49

Marine General Ready for Battle against China

If the Chinese invaded the Senkaku Islands, U.S. Marines in the Pacific could recapture them, the commander of Marines in Japan said Friday.

Apr 14 11:47

Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship in Black Sea 12 times

According to reports, the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, was buzzed by a Russian jet on 12 occasion Saturday as international tensions rise. The passes were said to be within 1000-yards of the warship, at various altitudes ranging from near sea level to 500ft.

Apr 14 10:22

What's the carbon footprint of … the Iraq war?

At the time of writing the financial cost of the US military operation in Iraq since 2003 has been estimated at $1.3 trillion, with a further $600 billion anticipated for the lifetime healthcare costs of injured troops. Extrapolating from the carbon intensity of the health and defence industries in the UK, it's possible to have a rough stab at converting this expenditure into carbon. This approach suggests that the US military operation in Iraq may have clocked up around 160–500 million tonnes of CO2e, plus a further 80 million tonnes for the healthcare of troops.

Add on a few per cent to both numbers to include the coalition forces and, say, another 1% for the footprint of the much more poorly resourced insurgency, and we might be looking at 250–600 million tonnes – roughly equivalent to everyone in the UK flying to Hong Kong and back between one and three times. And that's excluding the direct emissions from explosions.

Apr 14 10:06

Paul Buchheit: The United States Presides over a World Ruptured by Economic Inequality

Paul Buchheit, a progressive American writer and activist, says that economic inequality is growing in the United States on a daily basis while the U.S. government continues to spend enormous amounts of money on military expeditions across the world.

Apr 14 09:18

BREAKING: Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

A U.S. military official says a Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region.

The official says the fighter flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level, saying this prompted ship commanders to issue several radio warnings.

The fighter appeared to be unarmed and the passes ended without incident.

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When you sail warships up to the coasts of other countries, they usually will come out to take a look at what you are doing! If Russia sailed a warship into the Gulf of Mexico, what do you think the US would do?

Apr 14 09:16

Army Goes to War with National Guard, Seizes Apache Attack Helicopters

The National Guard is following a direct order — but it’s not happy with it.

All of the Guard’s AH-64 Apache helicopters are scheduled to go to the active Army, and there’s nothing its top brass can do about it.

Apr 14 07:42

BLM LIES! No Deal On Dropping Actions Against Bundy!

Despite standoff defeat, feds assert case will continue

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 14, 2014

Despite being forced to release hundreds of seized cattle after an astounding standoff on Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management has vowed to continue its pursuit of Cliven Bundy, asserting that no deal has been made to cease its case against the Nevada cattle rancher.

Apr 13 17:53

US Navy christens huge $3 billion Destroyer, Rail Gun and Laser Weapons Included

Among the 15,000-tonne destroyer's cutting-edge features are a composite deckhouse with hidden radar and sensors and an angular shape that officials say will allow it to be confused for a small fishing boat on radars. It also has a wave-piercing hull designed to reduce the ship's wake.

Apr 13 13:05

Moscow slams Kiev’s military op order as ‘criminal’, calls for UNSC meeting

Moscow slammed Sunday’s order, issued by the coup-imposed acting President Aleksandr Turchinov approving a full-scale security operation in the country’s eastern regions, as “criminal”. “Blood has already been spilled as the result of such actions in the South East.”

Apr 13 10:25

FBI secretly worked in Iraq, Afghanistan: Report

The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have secretly worked with American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in hundreds of operations, according to a new report.

The FBI formed an alliance with Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and deployed its agents in hundreds of raids in Iraq and Afghanistan, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

JSOC took advantage of the agency’s ability to utilize digital media to identify suspects. The FBI acquired evidence from JSOC investigations and kept that information in case the suspect would be tried in the United States.

“Digital media and other materials (were used) to locate insurgents and detect plots, including any against the United States,” the report said, adding the FBI “could preserve evidence and maintain a chain of custody should any suspect be transferred to the United States for trial.”

Apr 13 09:27

Blackwater Resurfaces In Ukraine

Well, that’s great news, isn’t it? Blackwater is back. After a first wave of negative publicity over its involvement in Iraq, a major PR hush-hush campaign led to a series of mergers, takeovers and name changes; first, in 2009, it became Xe Services, only to turn into Academi in 2011. What a brilliant moniker for a bunch of modern day mercenaries that is. Who would expect a ruthless killing machine behind a name like that?

Russia quite matter of factly mentioned that it doesn’t appreciate the presence of 150 mercenaries from Academi affiliate Greystone in Ukraine, wearing, no less, Ukrainian special task police uniforms, where the soldiers of fortune are apparently being deployed, by US/EU/Ukraine, to stifle the protests in eastern cities like Donetsk and Kharkiv. Does make you wonder if the US would be just as matter of factly if a heavily armed Navy Seal style Russian or Chinese private army were active in Mexico or Canada.

Apr 13 02:24

President Vladimir Putin’s letter to leaders of European countries

Western media’s relentless demonizing of President Putin is backfiring. President Putin’s approval ratings hits a three year high and have risen to 88% (The Independent and BBC reported) in the past week, as Russians back their president over Ukraine, a height western leaders can only dream of.

“It goes without saying that Russia is prepared to participate in the effort to stabilize and restore Ukraine’s economy, however, not in a unilateral way, but on equal conditions with our European partners.” writes President Putin.

Apr 12 18:56

Daily Mail prints transparent anti-Assad propaganda BS, and its readers let the DM presstitutes know they ain't buying it - ROFLMAO

See readers' responses to this recent example of MI6/CIA inspired Daily Mail drivel:Has Assad carried out new chemical attacks? Britain and U.S. to investigate claims toxic substances have been used on four occasions

Here are a few examples:
Al Qaeda renamed rebels for the convienance of the West. Good to see so many here not falling for this BS

Al Qaeda getting a hiding in Syria - boohoo! Oh, wait a minute, that should be Department AQ of the CIA, yeah, they don't like their operatives and assets getting taken out.....

well done everybody who see through this latest lie to get us to war! just read the comments d.m and how about some of that good ol impartial journalism just like they used to teach at journo school!

Its probably been done by the Turks who want to drag Nato into another war, and thats just what Nato wants.

There is so much information now on-line or in the alternative media I don't know why the DM even bothers to print this rubbish.

Give over , we don't believe your lies

Apr 12 16:37

BREAKING NEWS: Chemical attack by western backed mercenary terrorists target the Syria

Syria’s official TV said few hours ago that the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front used toxic gas in the central province of Hama, killing at least two people and causing suffocation to hundred others.
The TV said the Nusra Front fighters used the Chlorine gas against the town of Kafr Zaita in the northern countryside of Hama.

Apr 12 15:09

Israel to train anti Syria terrorists with Saudi Arabia

Israel is seeking to launch a joint operation with Saudi Arabia to train foreign-backed militants operating against the Syrian people. The Israeli military chief convinced Dempsey that they could deal with the threats posed by resistance to Zionist backed insurgents in Syria. Susbscribe Here

Apr 12 13:21

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire visits Lattakia and Syrian Refugees from Kessab

The Nobel peace laureate added, that many media institutions are involved in a campaign aimed at misguiding the public about the situation in Syria. Maguire had previously stressed the role of western media in manufacturing public consent with the war on Syria.

Apr 12 09:08

Ladies of the night in Eastern Europe looking forward to NATO troops to come

Mayor of the Latvian city of Ventspils, Aivars Lembergs, shared his ideas about what the Latvians expect from the planned growth of NATO military presence in the Baltic region. According to him, local prostitutes are waiting for NATO soldiers impatiently.

Apr 12 08:22

NATO’s Russian troop build-up satellite images ‘show 2013 drills’

The satellite images released by NATO that allegedly show a current build-up of Russian troops near Ukrainian border were taken in August 2013 amid military drills, a source in the General Staff of the Russian Army has said.

NATO’s top military commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, on Wednesday claimed that there is evidence of what he says are 40,000 Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, tweeting a link to satellite images.

The images, some of them colored and some black and white, appear to show multiple Russian tanks, helicopters, fighter jets and a “special forces brigade” with locations and dates added to them. The dates marked range from March 22 to March 27, 2014. Another image not available on the original webpage but used by some Western media has “April 2, 2014” stamped on it.

Apr 11 22:55

An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel [VIDEO]

Through his father's deep knowledge of the Israeli war of terror, together with his own research, Miko Peled ruins the myths surrounding the Israel and Palestine situation, and delivers a truth so damning that many Jews and Israel supporters will not be able to bear it.

Apr 11 20:46

The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

UNRWA’s HQ in Damascus estimates that more than 70 percent of the Palestinian refugees in Syria are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance immediately, while more than 50 percent are internally displaced. 142 people in Yarmouk refugee camp died from hunger and lack of medical care just since June 2013. As of last week more than 11,000 Palestine refugees fleeing Syria sought support from UNRWA in Jordan alone and if they can somehow enter the Kingdoms its government policy is to deport them back to Syria, robbing them of their right to survival

Apr 11 16:58

Pentagon Secret Plane Has Been In Space For Almost 500 Days - And They Still Won’t Say What It’s Doing There...

The X-37B, the U.S. Air Force’s secret robotic space plane, has now been in orbit for almost 500 days, a record-breaking time period for space endurance. The latest version of the relatively tiny spacecraft, which is just one quarter of the size of the space shuttles, was launched in December 2012 on a top-secret mission.

Apr 11 12:43

NATO uses old images taken in August 2013 to claim that Russian troops are deployed on Ukrainian Borders

NATO wants to justify it’s existence and what better way than to show a big build up of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border. Fact is that the pictures are from August 2013. The military adventures of recent years by NATO, shows that it likes to use fake pictures and videos in order to justify invasions and gaining support at home for unpopular wars.

Apr 11 12:00

War on Terror's Trickle Down Effect: The FBI's Military Evolution Exposed

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) have participated in hundreds of nighttime raids in Iraq and Afghanistan as forefront in the Bureau's evolution from a domestic crime fighting organization to an international anti-terrorism force, according to a Washington Post article published Thursday.

Apr 11 11:57

The window to resist tyranny is closing due to new super weapons

Many talk about the fact that Americans have an estimated 300 million privately owned hand guns as the reason why no foreign power, or even our government, can subjugate the people

Apr 11 09:40

Army, National Guard Fight Over Apache Helicopters

The Army National Guard is pushing back against a plan to send all of its 192 Apache attack helicopters to the active duty Army. In exchange, the Guard and Reserve components would receive 111 UH-60 Blackhawk transport and utility helicopters from the Army in a broader aviation restructuring after more than a decade of combat and steep budget cuts.

Apr 11 09:04

NATO Wants More Military Spending? How Much Is Enough?

Apr 11 08:43

Abbas Intends Extending Sham Peace Talks

That’s the word from Cairo. He requested an emergency Arab League meeting. Regional foreign ministers attended. More on this below.

Extending sham talks contradicts Abbas’ earlier position. In January, he categorically rejected doing so. Nine months agreed on is enough, he said.

Apr 11 08:34

FLASHBACK - Kent State Shootings

In May 1970, students protesting the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces, clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State University campus. When the Guardsmen shot and killed four students on May 4, the Kent State Shootings became the focal point of a nation deeply divided by the Vietnam War.

Apr 11 07:40

Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with the military’s special operations

The FBI’s transformation from a crime-fighting agency to a counterterrorism organization in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been well documented. Less widely known has been the bureau’s role in secret operations against al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other locations around the world.

Apr 11 07:16

Jimmy Carter says Americans support the war agenda. Do you?

YES, I support the war agenda.
1% (6 votes)
NO, I oppose the war agenda
99% (658 votes)
Total votes: 664
Apr 11 06:53

Ignoring Obama's War Crimes

While Western media focuses almost exclusively on events in Russia and Ukraine, it continues to ignore the growing calls for transparency and accountability for suspected war crimes and the most egregious of human rights violations from the Obama administration regarding its “targeted” killing program. That’s right; you might not know it, but the United States is being called to task for the very same violations of international law it so vehemently calls on others to obey.

Apr 11 04:12

The Astounding Conspiracy Theories of Wall Street Genius Mark Gorton

Mark Gorton does not have a reputation as a crackpot. Quite the opposite. He's been favorably profiled in the New York Times for his business acumen and charitable deeds. His experience as the head of Limewire—which disrupted the music industry and then lost a $100 million lawsuit as a result—was closely followed by the press. And when Michael Lewis's blockbuster new book about high frequency trading was published recently, prominent media outlets turned to Gorton to learn what HFT firms are really like. The Huffington Post even dubbed him "the new face of Wall Street." He is a very respected and very wealthy man.

This week, we were forwarded documents that Gorton was sending out to employees at Tower Research. These documents—embedded at the bottom of this post—are essays by Mark Gorton, laying out his theories on the secret high-level murderous criminal "Cabal" that is responsible for, among other things, the JFK and RFK assassinations, the presidential careers of the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 plot, and the murder of countless witnesses, politicians, and journalists who sought to expose them, including Sen. Paul Wellstone and even Hunter S. Thompson. Everything, according to Gorton, has been an inside job.

Apr 10 22:00

“America as the No. 1 warmonger”: President Jimmy Carter talks to Salon about race, cable news, “slut-shaming” and more

The rest of the world, almost unanimously, looks at America as the No. 1 warmonger. That we revert to armed conflict almost at the drop of a hat — and quite often it’s not only desired by the leaders of our country, but it’s also supported by the people of America. We’ve also reverted back to a terrible degree of punishment of our people rather than the reinstitution of them back into life. And this means that we have 7.5 times as many people now in prison as when I left the governor’s mansion. We’re the only country that has the death penalty in NATO; we’re the only country in this hemisphere that has the death penalty, and this is another blight on our country as far as unwarranted, unnecessary and counterproductive violence are concerned.

Apr 10 15:23

Obama Praises Iraq War

"I don't oppose all wars".

"What I am opposed to is a dumb war.

"What I am opposed to is a rash war.

"What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne."

Barack Obama said that at an anti-war rally in Chicago on October 2, 2002 , when he was still an Illinois state senator.

Apr 10 13:57

NATO’s Russian troop build-up satellite images ‘show 2013 drills’

The satellite images released by NATO that allegedly show a current build-up of Russian troops near Ukrainian border were taken in August 2013 amid military drills, a source in the General Staff of the Russian Army has said.

Apr 10 13:12

US Army Vet and Syrian Rebel With Possible Links To CIA Found Dead

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

The former U.S. Army Ranger who fought alongside death squads in Syria and who was arrested upon his return, Eric Harroun, has been found dead in his father’s house in Arizona this week.

"With deep sorrow, we regret to inform you of our beloved Eric Harroun's death. He will be missed by his family, friends, and many people around the world his life has touched," the family’s statement read.

Although an official cause of death has not been released, Harroun’s sister posted a statement claiming that Harroun died as the result of an accidental overdose.

Harroun was arrested last year by the FBI for his association with known terrorist group and al-Qaeda affiliate Jobhat al-Nusra...

Apr 10 12:33

Report: Brazil, Argentina and Australia sign contracts worth hundreds of billions of dollars to house displaced U.S. populace when Yellowstone supervolcano erupts

Contracts worth hundreds of billions of dollars presented to at least 4 countries will run from 2014-2014, a 10-year span in which the Yellowstone supervolcano is expected to erupt, devastating a large portion of the U.S.

Apr 10 11:28

Federal Court: Drone Killing of U.S. Citizens Is Constitutional

On April 4, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s killing of three American citizens in two drone strikes in 2011.

The complaint was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of the families of Anwar al-Awlaki, Samir Khan, and Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, Anwar al-Awlaki's 16-year-old son.

Apr 10 09:04

US pays $8 million a month to have its private armies deployed in Ukraine - British press

Deputy Chief of People's Self-Defence of Donbass, Sergei Tsyplakov, claims that 100 "soldiers of fortune" have arrived this time. Judging by US and UK press reports, the overall strength of the ground force that the Kiev-based government is going to send to the South-East of Ukraine makes up 1,800.

The US private military companies Blackwater and Greystone are the ones that are mentioned increasingly often. Blackwater is actually non-existent. It has changed its name several times and is now called Academi. It's a biggest private army of the world. Blackwater is one of its subdivisions. 90 percent of orders of both companies come from the US Department of State, the Pentagon and even the White House. They can collect from 5,000 to 10,000 "soldiers of fortune" under their standards.

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1800 mercs? Sounds like Kiev does not have control over the regular Ukrainian army!

Apr 10 08:53

US War Has Littered Afghanistan with World's Deadly Garbage

As in the abandoned battle fields and scarred countrysides of southeast Asia a generation ago, the U.S. military's footprint in Afghanistan is leaving a deadly legacy of unexploded ordinances and toxic materials that will continue to kill and permanently harm the nation's children and others for years to come.

Apr 10 07:48

White House Lies to EU about US Gas Supply?

So more cow manure gets spread upon the mushrooms through the incredibly policy statement that the US has the oil shale resources and the logistics capacity to replace ALL Russian gas to Europe, and of course that is patently untrue.

This new big lie is laid on us just after the recent others like the West not being directly involved in the Ukraine coup, and then the Russian "invasion" of Crimea. Do they not think we are able to make some connection between the two?

Dear Obama White house, Pentagon, State Department and NATO, No...we are not that stupid. How about you?...

Apr 10 07:35

US, Mongolia Bolster Military Ties During Hagel Visit

The United States and Mongolia are bolstering military ties under a deal signed in Ulan Bator by Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel.

The Mongolian capital is the last stop on the defense secretary's 10-day Asia tour, which has also included visits in China and Japan.

Under the "joint vision statement" signed Thursday, the United States will provide expanded military training and assistance to Mongolia.

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... with which to threaten China.

Apr 10 06:48

WOW The BEST Video about Obama, I have ever seen. Says it All in 4 minutes - "Obama Girl"

This is seriously the BEST video about Obama. The 2008 "Obama Girl" says in ALL in 4 minutes.

She says the sentiment all of us feel who had believed the lies of Obama in 2008.

I have been honest, saying it before on this blog. I believed the Lies of Obama in 2008. I believed our Country was going to get back to Freedom and our Constitutional Rights.

This girl is AWESOME! She is able to express how we all feel who were betrayed by the Lies!

Apr 10 03:42

Is the US or the World Coming to an End? — Paul Craig Roberts

2014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States.

Two pressures are building on the US dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve’s declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies shrivel and market knowledge of the Fed’s illegal price rigging spreads. The evidence of massive amounts of naked shorts being dumped into the paper gold futures market at times of day when trading is thin is unequivocal. It has become obvious that the price of gold is being rigged in the futures market in order to protect the dollar’s value from QE.

The other pressure arises from the Obama regime’s foolish threats of sanctions on Russia. Other countries are no longer willing to tolerate Washington’s abuse of the world dollar standard. Washington uses the dollar-based international payments system to inflict damage on the economies of countries that resist Washington’s political hegemony.

Apr 10 03:25

Netanyahu Declares War on Palestine

Netanyahu goes way out of his way to incite conflict. He bears full responsibility for failed talks. Washington shares it. Kerry tried disingenuously to deflect blame. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=20814

Apr 09 19:06

Assad There to Stay?

Assad is there to stay. Change will come only under his leadership or his guidance. Understanding with him is the only way to internal and regional stability. More or less he has succeeded in turning the “huge magnet” for international terrorists into their killing field.

Apr 09 17:34

Israel’s War on American Universities: Chris Hedges

The focus of many Students for Justice in Palestine chapters at U.S. universities has been responding to the 2005 call of Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, on the model of the international campaign against Apartheid South Africa. By boycotting Israeli goods, divesting our universities from companies that directly assist the colonization of Palestine and pushing for an arms sanction against Israel until it complies with international law and discontinues its war crimes and crimes against humanity, the groups hope to join with Palestinians and people of conscience internationally to bring down another apartheid state.

Chris Hedges, award winning author, journalist and activist, spoke at Northeastern University, in Boston at an event to raise awareness of the human rights crisis in Palestine and in support of its now banned Students for Justice in Palestine chapter – April 6, 2014.

Watch his speech:

Apr 09 16:16

White House Allows CIA To Heavily Edit Torture Report

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration’s decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency’s treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it can be made public.

Apr 09 15:40

Iran, Orientalism, and Western Illusions about Syria

The Syrian war is about Israel and its controlled politicians in the West taking revenge on a government that has single-handedly stood up against the Zionist regime for three decades and has defended resistance groups in Palestine and Lebanon, and the war is about targeting Iran.

The U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran, along with the constant vilification of Iran by these countries or the “international community” as they narcissistically call themselves, are immoral and inhumane.

A number of oil-rich Gulf State monarchies, with Western coordination and logistical support have—in violation of international law—heavily funding sectarian extremists and al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria.
Continued support for foreign extremists and al-Qaeda affiliates is no longer simply a regional threat; it has become a global threat much greater than what existed in Afghanistan.

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Apr 09 12:42

Navy Makes Fuel From Seawater to Fight Wars for Oil and Gas?

Eric Blair
Activist Post

The U.S. Navy recently announced that it has successfully flown a plane powered by fuel made from seawater in a process that extracts carbon dioxide and hydrogen from the water and then converts it into a liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

The Navy calls the advancement a 'game changer' and plans to run their entire fleet of ships, planes and engines on liquid hydrocarbon fuel within 10 years. It would eliminate the logistics of keeping supply lines and fuel tankers, making each Navy vessel energy self-sufficient...

Apr 09 11:38

Cheney’s daughter says Pelosi should be proud of torture

Speaking to Fox News on Tuesday, Dick Cheney’s daughter made some alarming comments in response to Nancy Pelosi’s public condemnation of the interrogation tactics that were used by the Bush administration.

Apr 09 11:30

Breedlove: US troops may be sent to Eastern Europe

NATO's top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance nations in Eastern Europe also feeling at risk.

Apr 09 09:46

Jim Willie:Lightning Speed Global Economic Change Through System Breakthrough Part 1 and Part 2

Topics discussed include the following:
1. The Ukraine turmoil and Russia and China's coordinated Financial and Commercial Response to the threats of the West led by the US
2. Though most of the Non-Western world is backing Russia, there are 3 countries in particular that will play a key supporting role in this new 'cold war', and at least two of these have been strong allies of the US in recent times.
3. Jim gives his insight into what he sees happening to US treasuries and the US dollar, and the Petrodollar in the short and long term.
4. Jim forecasts a 'Split' dollar, a domestic dollar, let's call it the Republic dollar, and dollars held outside the US will become 'International' dollars.
5. The pressures that Jim sees placed upon the Domestic dollar and it's near instantaneous 33% devaluation (to start.)
6. The coming BARTER System for settlement of international trade, reducing the US dollar to the dustbin of history.

Apr 09 08:46

Do you favor US military intervention in the Ukraine?

YES
3% (43 votes)
NO
97% (1311 votes)
Total votes: 1354
Apr 09 08:24

FLASHBACK - ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!


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Apr 09 07:11

One Nation the U.S. Actually Should Liberate

"Secretary Kerry? It's Ukraine on the phone asking about liberation again. Have you been able to get them a reference letter yet from Libya or Iraq or Afghanistan? How about Vietnam? Panama? Grenada? Kosovo maybe? Ukraine says Syria says you have a reference letter in the works from Kosovo. No? Huh. They said they'd accept one from Korea or the Dominican Republic or Iran. No? Guatemala? The Philippines? Cuba? Congo? How about Haiti? They say you promised them a glowing reference from Haiti. Oh. They did? No, I am not laughing, Sir. What about East Timor? Oh? Oh! Sir, you're going to liberate the what out of them? Yes sir, I think you'd better tell them yourself."

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Apr 09 07:11

US could ‘re-examine’ its military presence in Europe

Russia‘s takeover of Crimea could prompt a review the US military presence in Europe, which has declined steadily since the end of the Cold War, a senior Pentagon official said today.

“While we do not seek confrontation with Russia, its actions in Europe and Eurasia may require the United States to re-examine our force posture in Europe and our requirement for future deployments, exercises, and training in the region,” said Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet.

Some 67,000 US military members are currently stationed on the European continent, mainly in Germany (40,000), Italy (11,000) and Britain (9,500).

When the Soviet Union fell in late 1991, the total presence stood at 285,000.

Chollet, testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, did not specify what such a re-examination could entail at a time when the Pentagon faces budget cuts and is seeking to redeploy part of its resources to the Asia Pacific region as part of a so-called pivot strategy.

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Deep in the bowels of Congressional committees, there lurks one bill, submitted by Representative Charlie Rangel of New York, to reinstate the draft, and this time, for both our young men and women.

Congressman Charles B. Rangel introduced legislation on Friday that would reintroduce the draft and would require all women to register for the Selective Service.

His reasoning for this is disingenuous in the extreme, and he has made the statement that "Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel the American public to have a stake in the wars we fight as a nation. We must question why and how we go to war, and who decides to send our men and women into harm's way."

OF course, a new draft will not do that because all wars are economic, and are engineered to have all countries go into debt to pay for, and finance their war efforts, which will take decades to pay back to the banks.
No war is "the people's war": they are all bankers' wars, for profit.

But should there be something really ugly, anywhere in the world which targets American assets of any kind, I would not bet against the passage of this bill, perhaps as early as before the end of this year.

Apr 09 07:00

Police killings in America

Hardly a week goes by without a video emerging of another wanton killing by police somewhere in the country. The so-called “justice” system in America is notorious for its brutal treatment of workers and youth who get caught up in its web.

Despite having only five percent of the world’s population, the United States holds one quarter of the world’s prison inmates. Some 2.2 million Americans are in prison, and 4.8 million are on probation or parole. The US is one of a handful of developed countries that carries out the barbaric practice of capital punishment.

Capitalist rule in America has always been carried out by violent means, but the presence of police, armed guards and the military in daily life has grown rapidly in the aftermath of the financial crash of 2008. Its growth has paralleled a further increase in already staggering levels of social inequality.

Apr 09 01:23

Washington and NATO’s New Surrealpolitik

NATO and Washington are not only inverting fact and reality over Ukraine and the wider serious geopolitical implications. The reckless distortion is delivered with a contempt born of the most fatuous purblind arrogance. The conundrum is how to deal with such insanity?

The acting (sic) president in Kiev Oleksandr Turchynov has labeled all those seeking political autonomy in Kharkov, Donetsk, Lugansk and other pro-Russian cities in the east of the country as «terrorists and criminals»; a new set of laws cobbled together by the junta – two months before scheduled official elections have taken place and therefore of dubious legality – gives the self-appointed politicians in Kiev the power to prosecute any one that does not recognize their self-imposed authority…

Apr 08 21:03

Look at the World from Behind the Wall: Part Two

Today, almost to the month, Obama is faced with the reality he did not wish to face: Israel has had and does not have any desire to create a Palestinian State, indeed it mocks the very concept and belittles the efforts of Obama and Kerry to attempt to establish such a state. That is now blatantly obvious even to a blind person.

What to do? Take advantage of this opportunity thrown in his lap by the Israelis and send the issue back to the United Nations where it began and where it must be resolved. What will this accomplish? It will break the shackles that bind our Congress to a foreign government; it will release the President to give opportunity and authority to the United Nations to deal with this issue without conflict with the United States;

Apr 08 20:04

Eric Holder: ATF Planning To Use Drones

Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was in the process of looking at the use of domestic drones.

Apr 08 20:01

U.S. Navy testing “Star Wars” electromagnetic energy rail gun

In 2010, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was awarded an $11 million dollar contract to develop energy weapons for the U.S. military, specifically the U.S. Navy.

Apr 08 19:20

Depression, suicide among Canadian soldiers concerns military surgeon general

There have been eight suspected suicides in the Canadian Forces since the beginning of the year but it's unclear whether they represent a sustained pattern, says the military's surgeon general.

Testifying before the all-party House of Commons defence committee on Tuesday, Brig.-Gen. Jean-Robert Bernier noted separately that depression, especially among male Forces members, is double that of the civilian population and represents a "major concern."

Roughly 7.8 per cent of the military reported episodes of depression prior to the Afghan war, but the numbers are being updated, he added.

Medical professionals draw a direct link between instances of depression and suicide. Much of the public attention in the aftermath of the Afghan war has been focused on post-traumatic stress, which counts depression among its constellation of symptoms.

Apr 08 18:59

NATO and Turkey’s Genocidal War on Syria

On March 16, the third anniversary of the NATO-led covert war on Syria, the Syrian army won a landmark victory by taking back the Yabroud town on the Lebanese border.3 Hours later, NATO-backed ‘Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon’ retaliated by launching a false-flag bombing attack in Lebanon.4

On March 18-19, the Israeli army bombarded Syrian Army positions by tank and artillery fire and airstrikes.5

On March 21, NATO-backed mercenary forces and Turkish Armed Forces launched a massive offensive on the Syrian border town of Kasab in the Latakia province. The unprecedented overt military aggression by Turkey and its NATO allies is the clearest indication of their desperation in the face of Syria’s steady progress towards a decisive victory on all fronts.

This article details the flagrant war crimes committed by Turkey and NATO during the ongoing offensive on Kasab and puts them in a context.

Apr 08 14:45

Ukraine Parliament Members Brawl as 'Civil War' Threatens

Tensions are again soaring in Ukraine on Tuesday as leaders of the interim government in the western capitol city of Kiev trade accusations and threats with leaders in Moscow (and themselves) over events in eastern cities of the country closer to its Russian border.

Apr 08 11:29

This Map Shows The Deadly Aftermath Of War Right Here At Home

Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, the veteran who fatally shot three people before taking his own life Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, is among a growing number of recent veterans who have committed violent crimes after returning from war.

In 2008, The New York Times compiled a list of 121 cases in which veterans were charged with a killing after returning home, and Current TV, GOOD and MGMT.design collaborated to update the research in 2010. The Huffington Post collected data from these sources and more recent news articles to create the infographic below, which shows that at least 194 veterans have been charged with killings after returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. It also shows that there has been a concentration of such incidents around military bases. Our research may not be a complete tally, but these were the cases we could confirm.

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It frustrates me greatly that the one question these writers refuse to ask is, how many of these Vets committing violence were on SSRIS?!?THAT is the research which needs to be going on, not pinning incidents to a damned digital map!!

There is a known linkage between taking these drugs and violence; but because they are so profitable for the large pharmaceutical houses which make them, that aspect of their chemical effect on the human brain is simply swept under the proverbial rug.

And if you don't believe me, check out: www.ssristories.com

Apr 08 10:19

BEX ALERT - Russian ‘plans for war on Sweden’ cause concern

“The most serious threat we see right now is war preparations,” Säpo chief counter-intelligence analyst Wilhelm Unge said at a press conference on Monday.
While stressing that such preparations did not necessarily mean anything dramatic, he said: “It’s no secret that Russia is engaged in this. It’s a little bit worrying.”
Unge said Russia’s intensified interest in Sweden was evidenced by simulated flight attacks on Swedish targets as well as attempts to recruit spies, increased signals intelligence, and the purchase of a significant number of maps.
“If you weren’t carrying out war preparations against Sweden, you probably wouldn’t have any military intelligence here. The intelligence service is part of the Russian general staff and just the fact that they are here indicates some kind of intent,” he said.
The simulated flight attacks were a particular point of concern for Säpo.

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OK, who is this guy, and where the heck is his proof that such things are happening?!?

I cannot find a bit of biographical info on him in English on line.

This feels to me like just more warmongering.

I can no longer accept the accusation of any official of any government who does not deliver proof of what they are saying, and I see no proof here whatsoever.

Apr 08 09:25

Friedman the Fox

At face value, what Thomas Friedman states in his Op-Ed column, New York Times Sunday Review, April 5, 2014, sounds like a clear statement of facts, but only at face value.

Thomas Friedman is correct in his appraisal of Sheldon Adelson’s blind and passionate “zealously pro-Israel” mindset, which he believes will ultimately work against the long-term preservation of Israel as a Jewish state.

But just like Sheldon Adelson, Thomas Friedman wants a racist, ethnocentric Jewish state when the only solution is a civilized democratic state where Jews, Moslems, and Christians of all denominations live together as one nation.

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Apr 08 08:18

US, NATO trigger global war over Russia: Analyst

Military buildup by the United States and NATO in preparation to confront Russia over the Ukraine crisis is likely to trigger a global war, an analyst writes in a column for the Press TV website.

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"YES!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 08 07:32

Ukraine Crisis Exposes Gaps Between Berlin and NATO

Once the Cold War ended, Western militaries reduced their focus on military deterrence in Europe. As a consequence, the Ukraine crisis has caught NATO flat-footed as it rushes to find an adequate response to Russia. Germany has been reluctant to go along.

Apr 08 06:57

Peace Process Hypocrisy

Sunday so-called Israeli/Palestinian/US peace talks ended in failure. More on this below.

Fact: Washington is no honest broker!

Fact: It never was!

Fact: It’s not one now!

Apr 08 06:47

US conducting drone war from Germany

The American Ramstein military base in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate plays a central role in Washington’s global drone war. This has been revealed by research from the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, and the radio networks Norddeutsche Rundfunk (NDR) and Westdeutsche Rundfunk(WDR), based on details from American military documents and former drone pilot Brandon Bryant.

Apr 07 23:03

Military Goes Postal

Last week we saw yet another tragedy at Ft. Hood, Texas, as a distraught Iraq war veteran killed three of his fellow soldiers before killing himself. It is nearly five years after the last Ft. Hood shooting, where 13 people were killed. These tragedies are heartbreaking and we certainly feel much sympathy for the families of the victims.

Apr 07 20:34

World War III Is Imminent

A very clear picture is emerging over the crisis in Ukraine. Each side has taken on definitive moves in order to bring its military forces into the coming conflict. In short, each side is mobilizing for war. The world may have as little as 30 to 60 days of relative peace left before all hell breaks loose. The world is familiar on how the Russian military has postured its forces to take over Ukraine and begin the process of a Putin economic war against the West once Ukraine is secured. The US and NATO are responding in kind and by this summer, NATO will be ready to challenge the Russians.

Apr 07 19:19

Christopher Bollyn: Malaysian Flight 370?s evil twin still lurks in Tel Aviv! (podcast)

Has Christopher Bollyn’s article Are the Israelis Planning Another 9-11 Using the Missing Boeing 777? stopped a big false flag? At the very least, Bollyn is asking some very good questions, such as:

“Why would Israel have a plane identical to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in storage in Tel Aviv? The plane in this photo is Boeing 777 2H6(ER) first flown in July 1998, Construction No. 28416* (Original Reg. No. 9M-MRI), an identical twin of the missing plane, which was given a new registration number (N105GT) and flown to Israel in November 2013.”

In this interview, Christopher Bollyn discusses the well-documented and extremely suspicious history of the “evil twin” of Flight 370 – and wonders whether the plan wasn’t to dump 370 into the ocean, then slam the “evil twin” into a skyscraper in Tel Aviv, blame the Iranians via the two photoshopped patsies, and launch Netanyahu’s 3 billion dollar go-it-alone attack on Iran?

Apr 07 10:40

Fort Hood was an avoidable tragedy

Last week we saw yet another tragedy at Ft. Hood, Texas, as a distraught Iraq war veteran killed three of his fellow soldiers before killing himself

Apr 07 09:49

Secret of Military Suicides Exposed

A special report on the tragedy at Fort Hood and the connection between SSRI drugs and mass shootings.

Apr 07 09:43

Israeli Supremes Endorse War Crimes

They didn’t surprise. They’re like US Supremes. They support wealth, power and privilege. They rubber-stamp war crimes when asked.

They ignore fundamental rule of law principles. Israel High Court justices declined to hear petitioner Marwan Dalal.

He’s an Israeli Arab jurist. Earlier he served as a Hague International Criminal Court senior prosecutor. He’s the only Palestinian ever to serve in this capacity.

Apr 07 09:10

Artists install massive poster of child’s face in Pakistan field to shame drone operators

An artists collective has unfurled a massive poster showing a child’s face in a heavily bombed area of Pakistan in the hopes that it will give pause to drone operators searching the area for kills.

According to #notabugsplat, named after the description given to kills on the ground when viewed through grainy video footage, the artists – with help of villagers – unfurled the giant poster in a field in the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan.

The hope is that it will increase awareness of drone operators of human cost, or ‘collateral damage’, when drones are used to attack targets on the ground.

The massive poster is also large enough to be captured by satellites collecting landscapes for online mapping sites.

#notabugssplat claims the installation was done with the help of artists associated with French artist JR’s ‘Inside Out’ movement.

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God bless the artists who did this.

It will not affect the psychopaths in the government of the United States who steadfastly believe that extrajudicial assassinations are absolutely the way to go, no matter how illegal and immoral they may be, or how much horrific collateral damage they create; but installations like this may touch the collective conscience of the American people, and I would like to hope that would happen.

Apr 07 08:48

Dutch Jesuit priest beaten and killed in Syria

A Dutch Jesuit priest was beaten and shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his monastery in the besieged Syrian city of Homs on Monday, the Vatican said.

Apr 07 08:11

Was Turkey Behind Syrian Sarin Attack?

Journalist Seymour Hersh has unearthed information implicating Turkish intelligence in last summer’s Sarin attack near Damascus that almost pushed President Obama into a war to topple Syria’s government and open a path for an al-Qaeda victory, writes Robert Parry.

Apr 07 07:43

Rumsfeld Documentary Reveals What an Unaccountable Slippery Bastard He Is

So what do we know now that we didn’t after documentarian Errol Morris’s 100-minute Q&A with Donald “I Don’t Do Quagmires” Rumsfeld in  “ The Unknown Known”? Only that the former U.S. secretary of defense is still a master strategist of evasion, contradiction, misdirection and malapropism. 

Apr 07 07:41

Neocons’ Ukraine-Syria-Iran Gambit

You might think that policymakers with so many bloody fiascos on their résumés as the U.S. neocons, including the catastrophic Iraq War, would admit their incompetence and return home to sell insurance or maybe work in a fast-food restaurant. Anything but directing the geopolitical decisions of the world’s leading superpower.

But Official Washington’s neocons are nothing if not relentless and resilient. They are also well-funded and well-connected. So they won’t do the honorable thing and disappear. They keep hatching new schemes and strategies to keep the world stirred up and to keep their vision of world domination – and particularly “regime change” in the Middle East – alive.

Apr 07 07:26

Obama Issues Threats To Russia And NATO — Paul Craig Roberts

The Obama regime has issued simultaneous threats to the enemy it is making out of Russia and to its European NATO allies on which Washington is relying to support sanctions on Russia. This cannot end well.

As even Americans living in a controlled media environment are aware, Europeans, South Americans, and Chinese are infuriated that the National Stasi Agency is spying on their communications. NSA’s affront to legality, the US Constitution, and international diplomatic norms is unprecedented. Yet, the spying continues, while Congress sits sucking its thumb and betraying its oath to defend the Constitution of the United States.

Apr 07 07:18

The Red Line and the Rat Line

British intelligence had obtained a sample of the sarin used in the 21 August attack and analysis demonstrated that the gas used didn’t match the batches known to exist in the Syrian army’s chemical weapons arsenal. The message that the case against Syria wouldn’t hold up was quickly relayed to the US joint chiefs of staff. The British report heightened doubts inside the Pentagon; the joint chiefs were already preparing to warn Obama that his plans for a far-reaching bomb and missile attack on Syria’s infrastructure could lead to a wider war in the Middle East. As a consequence the American officers delivered a last-minute caution to the president, which, in their view, eventually led to his cancelling the attack.

Apr 07 07:14

US/NATO imperialism is a threat to civilization - FM Živadin Jovanovi?

Today Europe is living with the consequences of unprecedented US/NATO aggression against the former Yugoslavia 15 years ago. The invasion and destruction of Yugoslavia, the first war in Europe since WWII, resolved nothing in the Balkans but created many new problems. The former Foreign Minister of Yugosalvia ŽivadinJovanovi? discussed these issues and more in an interview with the Voice of Russia and stated that countries are increasingly becoming ready to fight back against the United States and its colonial attitudes and that it is time for all the forces of peace in the world to join together and stop US/NATO imperialist policies which are the single biggest threat to modern civilization.

Apr 07 03:31

Obama’s Redline, Erdogan’s False Flag and the Rat Line Channel Highway into Syria

The full extent of US co-operation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in assisting the rebel opposition in Syria has yet to come to light. The Obama administration has never publicly admitted to its role in creating what the CIA calls a ‘rat line’, a back channel highway into Syria. The rat line, authorised in early 2012, was used to funnel weapons and ammunition from Libya via southern Turkey and across the Syrian border to the opposition.

Apr 06 12:13

Uri Avnery: The Monster on the Hill

THE BASIC problem is that the American political process is totally corrupt. There is no other way to put it.
It is nice to think that ordinary citizens can raise these sums with their modest donations, but that is an illusion. Donations of these dimensions can only come from the rich, especially from the very, very rich.

In Las Vegas, potential GOP Presidential candidates groveled before Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson who has one primary interest: potential Presidential candidates must support the militaristic right wing in Israel.
Mighty governors of important states did their best to sell themselves like applicants at a job interview. Each of them tried to trump the others in promising to do the Mogul’s bidding.

If Adelson succeeds in installing his favorite in the White House, the U.S. will become totally subservient to the extreme right-wing in Israel. He might as well put Netanyahu in the Oval Office.

Uri Avnery writes from Israel:

Apr 06 09:59

During Cold War, CIA used ‘Doctor Zhivago’ as a tool to undermine Soviet Union

A secret package arrived at CIA headquarters in January 1958. Inside were two rolls of film from British intelligence — pictures of the pages of a Russian-language novel titled “Doctor Zhivago.”

Apr 06 09:50

US sending two ballistic missile destroyers to Japan In Response To North Korean Threat

The US defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations on Sunday, announcing that the US would send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbours.

Apr 06 09:21

Military drone crashes near Pennsylvania elementary school

A nearly 400-pound unmanned aerial vehicle crash-landed near an elementary school in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon, irritating members of the community and alarming civil liberties advocates nervous about drones flying over the US.

The drone, an RQ-7 Shadow, is 11 feet long with a 14 foot wingspan. Why it was flying in the air above Lickdale Elemantary School is unknown, but Major Ed Shank, a public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania National Guard, told Les Stewart of the Lebanon Daily News that drones operate out of Fort Indiantown Gap, an Army post in Lebanon County.

The 375-pound craft endured what officials called a “hard landing” before being run over by a civilian vehicle.

Apr 06 09:01

The Kamikaze Economics and Politics of Forcing Austerity on the Ukraine

“Unpopular austerity measures” are, of course, among the best things Ukraine can do to aid Russia’s effort to “destabilize” the Ukraine. Indeed, Yatseniuk admits this point later in the article.

Apr 06 07:58

All The Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power

Wall Street’s War

While the protests against the Vietnam War intensified in the first years of the Nixon administration, the financial elite was fighting its own war—over the future of banking and against Glass-Steagall regulations. National City Bank chairman Walter Wriston was a steadfast warrior in related battles, as he fought with Chase chairman David Rockefeller for supremacy over the US banker community and for dominance over global finance.

Apr 06 05:57

Tony Blair ‘knew all about CIA secret kidnap programme’

Tony Blair knew in detail about the CIA’s secret kidnap and interrogation programme after the September 11 attacks and was kept informed “every step of the way” by MI6, a security source has told The Telegraph.

Apr 06 05:18

A Century of Deceit: Iraq, the World Wars, Holocaust and Zionist Militarism

While the West bears much shame and responsibility for aiding and abetting the Zionist project and all of its murderous and destructive consequences, bringing history into accordance with the facts is one way to uplift the Palestinians whose struggle for freedom and justice goes on.

Some studies estimate that close to 1.5 million Iraqis have lost their lives as a result of the brutal American invasion and occupation of their country in 2003.[1] Millions more Iraqis have become refugees and orphans. American depleted uranium weapons have caused cancer rates in some Iraqi cities to skyrocket, permanently destroying the genes of future generations of Iraqis who are being born with horrific birth defects and diseases.

Apr 06 01:36

US operates global drone war from German base – ex-pilot

A testimony by a former US Air Force drone pilot has revealed that the US is using its Ramstein Air Base in Germany to wage highly controversial drone warfare in Africa, Yemen, and Pakistan.

Apr 05 13:55

“Flight 370 Was Remote-Hijacked”

A high-level Malaysian source has confirmed that missing Flight MH370 must have been hijacked by remote control.

Matthias Chang, a barrister who served as Political Secretary to the Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, explained why only a remote-hijacking “fly by wire” scenario can explain the plane’s disappearance.

Apr 05 11:12

US killing machine turns on itself

An army is supposed to be an honorable institution of the state tasked with defending the nation. In America’s case, the military has been debased by the country’s rulers for their own criminal purposes.

This week saw the emergence of the US Senate report into systematic torture and law breaking by the US military and intelligence agencies. This is an integral part of even bigger crimes – stemming from the illegal wars of aggression committed by the US government in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as ongoing presidential-run assassination programs with drones and Special Forces in several other countries, including Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.
The so-called war on terror is nothing but a pretext for the American ruling class to embark on global imperialism with impunity. In this criminal enterprise, the ranks of the American military have been turned into a killing and torture machine in the service of elite corporate and financier interests.

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Apr 05 10:31

Rosenberg’s rubbishing of BDS misses the point

In an article asserting that the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Movement is “irrelevant”, M.J. Rosenberg has written that “The solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states for two peoples.” The point he misses, perhaps because there has not yet been a formal burial attended by Western leaders and the mainstream media, is that the two-state solution has long been dead. (In truth it was probably never alive in Zionism’s mind).

The most effective way for the BDS Movement to respond to its critics and detractors would be to give priority to spelling out why One State For All, and thus the dismantling and eradication of the Zionist entity, is in the best interests of all – not only Arabs and Jews but all of us, governments and peoples of all faiths and none everywhere.
The point being that if the Zionist state is not dismantled and eradicated it will most likely take the region and quite possibly the world to hell.

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Apr 05 08:50

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against U.S. drone program

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the U.S. government by the families of three American citizens killed by U.S. drones in Yemen, saying senior officials cannot be held personally responsible for money damages for the act of conducting war.

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"...for the act of conducting war."?!?!?

I didn't realize we were at war with Yemen!!!

Well, let me redefine that. We are obviously at war against the people of Yemen, who consider their leadership corrupt, tin-earned, and hell-bent to destroy their lives even more than they are already destroyed by poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and disease. So, the US military is bombing the crap out of them, to make their lives even more miserable, taking out innocent men, women, and children in the process, to keep the regime in Yemen from changing course into one not to the US government's liking.

But I deplore this Judge's decision, because she has absolved the US government of any moral responsibility for the extrajudicial assassinations of Americans and others in this world. Apparently, Judge Collyer has had SMD (selective memory disorder) on the issues of due process, and the right to be tried by a jury of one's peers, before judgement is passed by that jury.

Judge Collyer, thank you so much for making this world even more of a "shooting gallery" for an American government already drunk with the power to use technology to kill anywhere at will; even right here at home. And if you don't think that is coming, you had better think again.

Apr 05 07:41

U.S. committed to Japan: Hagel

Against the backdrop of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday that a key message he will deliver to leaders in Tokyo this weekend is that Washington is strongly committed to protecting Japan’s security.

Apr 05 07:33

US killing machine turns on itself

When a country's military has been turned into nothing more than a criminal killing and torture machine we should not be surprised when its own ranks in turn become seized with all sorts of psychosis and pathology.

The latest mass killing this week at the US army base in Fort Hood, Texas, in which four personnel were shot dead and 16 others injured is but another symptom of how the American military is at war with itself.

Apr 05 07:12

Airbridge transporting jihadis from Jordan to Turkey

Turkey is not alone in supporting jihadis in the battles in Latakia’s northern countryside. Recent information revealed the existence of an airbridge between Jordan and Turkey, transporting jihadis after they are trained on Jordan soil.

Apr 04 19:36

The Monster on the Hill

If Adelson could dictate our future, it would spell disaster for our country. INDEED, IF anyone had any illusions about American politics, they were dispelled this week.

The casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, organized a public display of his power. He summoned to his Las Vegas betting paradise the four most probable Republican candidates for the next presidential elections, in order to choose one of them. All the invitees heeded the summons, of course.

It was a shameless exhibition. The politicians groveled before the casino lord. Mighty governors of important states did their best to sell themselves like applicants at a job interview. Each of them tried to trump the others in promising to do the Mogul’s bidding.

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Apr 04 18:59

Is the VA preparing for violence against veterans?

The latest government agency to solicit ammunition from the Federal Business Online website is the Veteran’s Administration New York Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn Campus. The ammunition is not being sent to the Security Department, nor the general receiving department.

The ammunition is being sent, of all places, to the CARDIOLOGY Department.

Apr 04 18:20

375lb military drone crashes near elementary school

A military drone crashed near a Pennsylvania school and a hotel on Thursday. It landed in the road where it was struck by a vehicle, creating an accident.

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