WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Aug 01 21:46

Collective Punishment in Gaza

Punishing Palestinians for existing has a long history. It was Israel’s policy before Hamas and its rudimentary rockets were Israel’s boogeyman of the moment, and before Israel turned Gaza into an open-air prison, punching bag, and weapons laboratory. In 1948, Israel killed thousands of innocents, and terrorized and displaced hundreds of thousands more, in the name of creating a Jewish-majority state in a land that was then sixty-five per cent Arab. In 1967, it displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians again, occupying territory that it still largely controls, forty-seven years later.

Aug 01 21:31

IDF Sniper Admits On Instagram To Murdering 13 Gaza Children

An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day. An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle.

Aug 01 17:23

US General Dempsey Another Victim of the American Gulag

Why would anyone – a highly decorated soldier at that – prostrate himself with such unthinking subservience?

As with all the other pundits and politicians slavishly obeying the whip of US media uniformity, it looks like General Dempsey is afraid too, very afraid, of ending up in the gulag that is American isolation for daring to think or speak the truth.

What his public display most probably shows is just how low-grade US intelligence is. If America’s top military leader can seriously regurgitate amateurish lies and fabrications in order to score cheap political points then that illustrates how degraded the highest offices in the US have become.

A soldier is supposed to be a noble warrior standing up for integrity with courage. In America, evidently the leader of its soldiers is too busy worried about getting in line with the prevailing propaganda narrative and thought-police, rather than making independent judgements based on objective evidence and integrity.

Aug 01 16:14

Gaza Genocide and Arab Fratricide

While many have not been shy about calling these crimes genocide, they have come under attack for using the “G” word. Is genocide an appropriate term to use? Well, it is if one has respect for international law and the rules of the genocide convention.

Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich interview with RT International:Ceasefire Deal

Aug 01 15:37

Zionist megaphone: “Missiles raining on Israel”

Zionist propagandists have equally neutralised public opinion in a surreal Orwellian world of doublespeak and doublethink. The American media has turned into a Zionist megaphone, rationalising the murder of children playing on the beach or hiding in UN shelters.

Aug 01 15:04

Are you Ready for Nuclear War?

Are you ready for war—including possibly nuclear war—between the United States, Europe, and Russia? That is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

Aug 01 14:11

The West’s Reckless Rush Towards War With Russia

“Moscow has a Nuclear Arsenal as large as Washington’s”

Aug 01 13:20

Harper blames victims for Israeli terrorism

The Zionist regime’s reign of terror and treachery in Palestine has not gone unnoticed this time around, and the free thinking peoples of the world are mobilizing en masse to put an end to Zionist impunity once and for all.

Aug 01 10:20

So You Think War with Russia/Gaza/Iran/Syria/China/etc. is a Good Idea?

Well, if you really feel that strongly about it..



Here's your rifle..

 



Here's your parachute..

 



We ran out of the desert camo, but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from Gitmo..

 



Watch your head climbing into that transport plane..

 


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And we'll call whoever it is you are telling us needs to be invaded this week and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

 

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Aug 01 08:49

Putin Explains That Russian Sovereignty Under Attack By The Global Elite

Any nation that is part of an alliance gives up part of its sovereignty. This does not always meet the national interests of a given country, but this is their sovereign decision. We expect our national legal interests to be respected, while any controversies that always exist, to be resolved only through diplomatic efforts, by means of negotiations. Nobody should interfere in our internal affairs.

However, ever more frequently today we hear of ultimatums and sanctions. The very notion of state sovereignty is being washed out. Undesirable regimes, countries that conduct an independent policy or that simply stand in the way of somebody’s interests get destabilised. Tools used for this purpose are the so-called colour revolutions, or, in simple terms – takeovers instigated and financed from the outside.

Aug 01 08:14

Prof. John McMurtry: US Holds World Records of Killing Innocent Civilians

TEHRAN (FNA)- World-renowned Canadian philosopher Prof. John McMurtry argues that the US and its ally, Israel, violate the laws against armed aggression, occupation and crimes against humanity at will, while other world states are either their accomplices or afraid of taking any move against them since they will risk being labeled a rouge or terrorist state otherwise.

Prof. John McMurtry says that the US government is a gigantic mass-murdering machine which earns profit through waging wars, and is never held accountable over its unspeakable war crimes and crimes against humanity. He also believes that the US has become a police state, which treats its citizens in the most derogatory manner.

Aug 01 08:01

Anthony Lawson: The Blood of Palestine is on the Hands of the Bribe-Takers

The blood of the thousands of Palestinians who have been killed by the so-called Israel Defence Forces since the beginning of the siege of Gaza, stains the hands of each and every politician who has done nothing to censure Israel for this cruel and illegal act of virtual imprisonment, or who has taken any kind of bribe to bolster his or her election-campaign coffers, in return for turning their backs on the quite obvious fact that Apartheid Israel has never had any intention other than to genocide the Palestinian people.

Jul 31 17:48

Wiping Out the Christians of Syria and Iraq to Remap the Middle East: Prerequisite to a Clash of Civilizations?

Deceit and mischief has been at play. It is no coincidence that Egyptian Christians were attacked at the same time as the South Sudan Referendum, which was supposed to signal a split between the Muslims in Khartoum and the Christians and animists in Juba. Nor is it an accident that Iraq’s Christian, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, began to face a modern exodus, leaving their homes and ancestral homeland in Iraq in 2003. Mysterious groups targeted both them and Palestinian refugees…

Coinciding with the exodus of Iraqi Christians, which occurred under the watchful eyes of US and British military forces, the neighborhoods in Baghdad became sectarian as Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims were forced by violence and death squads to form sectarian enclaves. This is all tied to a US and Israeli project of redrawing the map.

Jul 31 15:35

State Dept. ‘torture talking points’ reveal White House PR machine ahead of Senate report

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO ARGUE THAT REVELATION OF CIA TORTURE PROGRAM IS AN EXAMPLE OF “AMERICA’S DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM”

Jul 31 13:49

Toronto's racist, militarist pro-Israel movement

During 15 years of activism in Montréal, Ottawa and Vancouver I haven't seen anything equivalent to the racist, militarist pro-Israel movement experienced recently in Toronto. And sadly the quasi-fascistic organization driving the charge seems increasingly enmeshed within a community that once led the fight against racism and fascism in the city.

On Saturday at Queen's Park (the grounds of the Ontario legislature) I was shoved, spat on, had my bike damaged and lock stolen by members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), a hate group that is banned in the U.S. and Israel. My offence was to chant "kill more Palestinian children" as hundreds of JDL and B'nai B'rith supporters rallied to applaud the onslaught on Gaza in a counter demonstration to those opposed to Israel’s massacres.

The following day, also at Queen's Park, a JDL member knocked a pro-Palestinian counter demonstrator to the ground and kicked him in the face. Half an hour after this happened, a JDL member walked some 50 metres around a barricade to where I was standing alone chanting at the pro-war rally and spat on me three times. Both incidents were caught on tape by major media outlets.

Jul 31 12:38

Weapons Expert Theodore Postol Asks, Is Israel’s Iron Dome Really An Iron Sieve?

Part two of our interview with acclaimed MIT physicist Theodore Postol who says there is no evidence Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system is actually working. He estimates the Iron Dome, which is partially built by Raytheon, intercepts just 5 percent of rockets fired at Israel.

Jul 31 09:45

Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end.

"Let's stop playing games," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assistance a necessity for the "life-or-death struggle Israel faces."

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Jul 31 09:43

US TAX DOLLARS CONTINUE TO PAY FOR CARNAGE IN GAZA

he Pentagon confirmed the Israeli military had requested additional ammunition to restock its dwindling supplies on July 20, with the US Defense Department approving the sale just three days later.

SALE ????

Did anyone see a receipt??

This might explain why you didn’t … the weapons were already in Israel.

Two of the requested munitions came from a little-known stockpile of ammunition stored by the US military on the ground in Israel for emergency use. The War Reserve Stockpile Ammunition-Israel is estimated to be worth $1 billion.

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"The word "sale" is a joke. Where do you think Israel gets the money to buy US weapons? From the US TAXPAYERS!

Jul 31 09:04

‘US paying for Israel’s systematic campaign of terror’

Israel is engaged in a systematic, cold blooded genocide against the people of Gaza, at the expense of US tax payers, says William Dores, political analyst who has visited Gaza twice as a member of a fact-finding mission.

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By using your money to buy weapons for Israel's war crimes, the US Government has made you all accessories to those war crimes. And you cannot get off the hook by saying, "I am only obeying the government." The Nuremberg trials at the end of WW2 established the principle that simply following the orders of your superiors does not exonerate you of guilt. Only by openly opposing Israel's war crimes will history regard you as blameless for what is being done to Gaza.

Jul 31 08:58

US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspace

A mystery airplane that passed over Swedish airspace recently has been revealed as an American aircraft, sources revealed on Thursday.

Jul 31 08:29

US Negotiating New Military Base in Uzbekistan

The United States is in negotiations to open a new military base in southern Uzbekistan that would bring $1 billion to the Uzbek budget annually, uzmetronom.com reported Wednesday.

“According to experts familiar with the situation, the main goal of a high-ranking American visitor, with the ranking of general, is to attain Uzbekistan’s consent to deploy an American contingent and military equipment, including aviation, in the Uzbek city of Termez, which is just across the Amu Darya River from Afghanistan,” the online newspaper reported commenting on the visit of the commander of the US Central Command Army, General Lloyd Austin, to Uzbekistan.

The US is ready to pay Uzbekistan $1 billion annually, according to uzmetronom.com.

Jul 31 07:16

Worth Thinking About: The Centennial Anniversary of the Start of WWI

Describing the World War One government of Germany, nominally under Kaiser Wilhelm II (who complained that he had less power than people thought) as being not as bad as Nazi Germany, does not make it any less worthwhile to have beaten that government in World War One. Europe under German dominance in 1920, countries existing for the convenience of Berlin, would have been a very unpleasant place to live. Botching the peace settlement does not make the war less worthwhile.

Jul 30 20:32

Gaza Is without Electricity!

Israeli forces pounded Hamas symbols of control and Gaza's only power plant in one of the heaviest bombardments in the three-week conflict, trying to raise pressure on the Islamist group to accept Israel's terms for a cease-fire.

Also: https://www.facebook.com/naomi.wolf.author/posts/10152560616884476

Jul 30 19:53

Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in daily contact over Gaza

A “joint high command” of Arab states is advising the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu how to press home his ground operation in Gaza, the Debka Net Weeky, a publication of a website close to Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad has confirmed.

The website said that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are in “constant communication” running daily conferences and sometimes more, according to the website’s sources. That communication is done over secure telephone lines, but such is the political sensitivity of their close co-operation that for really important messages human couriers are used.

A special Israeli plane is parked permanently at Cairo’s military airport, ready to lift off whenever top-secret messages between the Egyptian president and the Israeli Prime Minister need to be delivered by hand. The flight takes less than 90 minutes.

Jul 30 17:26

Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement

Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded.

Canceling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” the country’s President Evo Morales announced.

Morales explained that Operation Protective edge clearly shows that “Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

Jul 30 15:44

Bipartisan US veterans’ health deal provides $10 billion for private care

US House and Senate negotiators on Monday unveiled a $17 billion emergency package in response to a scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that erupted earlier this year. The deal between Sen. Bernie Sanders (Independent of Vermont) and Rep. Jeff Miller (Republican of Florida), who head the Senate and House panels overseeing the VA, will allow veterans to seek care outside the system.

The bipartisan compromise was struck in the wake of revelations by VA whistle-blowers of the falsification of data and long wait times, resulting in patient deaths in the VA system. On May 30, President Obama accepted the resignation of the VA secretary, retired Gen. Eric Shinseki, who ordered a systemwide audit.

Jul 30 15:26

British court to hear bulk of terrorism trial in secret

Last month’s revelation that an entire trial of two suspects to be charged with terrorist offences was to be held in secret exposes once again the growing lawlessness within the British ruling elite.

In a chilling, top-secret judgement befitting a police state dictatorship issued on May 19, which only became public due to an appeal lodged by theGuardian and other newspapers, it was ruled that the trial could take place in total secrecy, with the identity of the two suspects concealed. No journalists were to be permitted to cover the trial, nor even to report on its existence.

Jul 30 14:57

ISIS: The jihadist movement stamped “Made in America”

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is made up of forces variously estimated at between 3,000 and 10,000 fighters. It has taken over much of eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq, as well as the Trabil crossing on the Jordan–Iraq border. Its territory now extends to within 76 miles (122 kilometres) of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The group has declared its intention of establishing a caliphate in the region, eliminating all the borders established in the Middle East by Britain and France after World War I along the lines of the secret Sykes-Picot agreement of 1915.

Jul 30 13:33

United States Crafting Legislation To Incite World War III

Republican Senator and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, is the most recent inciter of global war, as he is the main sponsor of the Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014.

The piece of legislation, which has already been seen in congressional committee, intends to effectively declare war on Russia by imposing even more draconian sanctions on Russian businesses, and individuals, maintaining American troops in European countries, increasing the presence of American troops and military equipment in countries that support NATO’s actions against Russia, including former Soviet republics, forcing Ukraine to become a member of NATO so the United States can station troops and armament on the Russian-Ukrainian border and cancel any nuclear disarmament treaties signed between the United States and Russia, among other things.

Jul 30 12:56

Tom Lehrer - We Will All Go Together When We Go

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With the US Government rushing hell-for-leather into a potential nuclear war with Russia... I figured it was time to remind everyone of this little ditty!

Jul 30 12:04

World War One and 100 Years of Counter-Revolution

In 1871, Karl Marx wrote that governments use war as a fraud, a ‘humbug, intended to defer the struggle of the classes’. In 1914, that fraud was so effective that not only most workers but also most Marxists supported their respective nation’s rush to war. Ever since then, governments have used war to defer class struggle and prevent revolution. But this strategy cannot last forever

Jul 30 10:39

Gerald Celente: We’re Building Up to World War III

“We are looking at destabilization in the Middle East with no end in sight. It’s only going to get worse unless this killing and excuse for the murders from both sides stops.”

On the crisis in Israel with Hamas and the Palestinians, Celente says, “If this continues to increase at the rate it is going, it will be hell for everyone. There is also the fear that this could spread into the Lebanese border. As a trend forecaster, if peace is not brought to that region and this continues to spread, and if it goes into Lebanon, it will be hell on earth for everyone in that region. . . . We are building up to World War III.”

Jul 30 09:57

The Elite, the ‘Great Game’ and World War III

The control of the US, and of global politics, by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. This control began in Europe and has a continuity that can be traced back to the time when the bankers discovered it was more profitable to give loans to governments than to needy individuals.

These banking families and their subservient beneficiaries have come to own most major businesses over the two centuries during which they have secretly and increasingly organised themselves as controllers of governments worldwide and as arbiters of war and peace.

Unless we understand this we will be unable to understand the real reasons for the two world wars and the impending Third World War, a war that is almost certain to begin as a consequence of the US attempt to seize and control Central Asia. The only way out is for the US to back off – something the people of the US and the world want, but the elite does not.

The US is a country controlled through the privately owned Federal Reserve, which in turn is controlled by the handful of banking families that established it by deception in the first place.

Jul 30 08:55

Escalation of Sanctions a Step Toward War

The cylinder turns, which is the fatal bullet? Or, are all the chambers loaded? America, particularly under Obama, has pressed for global counterrevolution on a grand scale, perhaps more than Bush father and son and even Clinton, the quartet together exhibiting a presidential disease of hegemonic unilateralism, still Obama in the forefront.

Jul 30 08:51

All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos

Postscript: We can probably add Ukraine to the list of regime changed countries falling into chaos and murderous extremism, given that:

  • The U.S. State Department spent more than $5 billion dollars in pushing Ukraine away from Russia
  • The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine (Geoffrey Pyatt) and assistant Secretary of State (Victoria Nuland) were recorded plotting the downfall of the former Ukraine government in a leaked recording
  • Top-level U.S. officials literally handed out cookies to the protesters who overthrew the Ukrainian government
  • The U.S. has been backing – militarily as well as monetarily – the Neo-Nazis who have plunged the country into chaos
  • Jul 30 08:36

    Civilizing War Has Failed

    Probably the biggest news story of 1928 was the war-making nations of the world coming together on August 27th and legally outlawing war. It’s a story that’s not told in our history books, but it’s not secret CIA history. There was no CIA. There was virtually no weapons industry as we know it. There weren’t two political parties in the United States uniting in support of war after war. In fact, the four biggest political parties in the United States all backed abolishing war.

    Jul 30 08:30

    “Gaza is a graveyard,” sing joyful Israeli youth

    This video shows an Israeli mob actually singing in celebration of children’s deaths in the style of a soccer fans’ song: “In Gaza there’s no studying, No children are left there, Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé.”

    Jul 30 06:44

    Defending Palestine: An intricate dance

    The Palestinian people have the right to defend their lives from Israeli aggression, they have the right to resist apartheid and we have the right to stand by them as they do. When did solidarity become such an awful thing?

    Jul 30 05:37

    Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming … Unless We Stop It

    Nouriel Roubini, Kyle Bass, Hugo Salinas Price, Charles Nenner, James Dines, Jim Rogers, David Stockman, Marc Faber, Jim Rickards, Paul Craig Roberts, Martin Armstrong, Larry Edelson, Gerald Celente and Others Warn of Wider War

    Jul 30 03:24

    Theodore Van Kirk, Last Crew Member of Enola Gay, Dies in US Aged 93

    Van Kirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress aircraft that dropped “Little Boy” – the world’s first atomic bomb – over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. The bomb killed 140,000 in Hiroshima. Van Kirk was 24 years old at the time.

    He didn't quite make it to the next anniversary.

    Jul 29 22:37

    US wants WWIII because its big banks are insolvent

    An American author and columnist says the United States wants to start a third world war because most of its big banks are insolvent.

    Not only are the big banks insolvent, but the ponzi scheme that is the monetary system in most of the world is teetering on the brink of collapse.

    Jul 29 21:15

    Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

    Are we going to stand back and spectate while the ugly foundations of a modern day dystopia are laid in front of our eyes? Or will our common humanity unite us and compel us to act to help save the people of Gaza? In saving them, we save ourselves.

    Jul 29 21:12

    To The family Of The One Thousandth Victim Of Israel’s Genocidal Slaughter In Gaza

    I really pray and hope that in this worst moment of your life when Palestinians stand in Shujaiya, Deir al-Balah or Gaza City, gazing at the slaughterhouse created by Israeli warplanes, tanks and artillery, you would not lose hope in humanity. This humanity even includes Israelis, those who do not have the courage to speak but who express their horror in private as my overflowing email and Facebook inboxes attest, as well as the small handful who demonstrate publicly against the incremental genocide in Gaza.

    Jul 29 20:54

    Video: Israeli Extremists Sing Gaza Is A Graveyard

    This video shows an Israeli mob actually singing in celebration of children’s deaths in the style of a soccer fans’ song: “In Gaza there’s no studying, No children are left there, Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé.”

    Jul 29 20:45

    Why the USA and England Had to Start World War Two

    Why? Basically because their gangster overlords, the sleazy criminals that slither around the banks in Wall Street and the City of London financial district told them to get the war on.
    The banksters were deathly afraid that Hitler's resuscitation of Germany's economy, which had been on life support and falling fast, but got turned around in a matter of years into what got called an economic miracle would start spreading to other nations, many of whom were being destroyed from within by the perverted banksters choke-hold on those nations.

    Jul 29 20:15

    Shock and terror: Islamic State boasts mass executions in Iraq (GRAPHIC)

    As part of their psychological war to create a medieval-style caliphate, the Islamic State has released a new shocking video showing scenes of mass executions, warning Iraqi soldiers and others who dare to resist that they will be rounded up and killed.

    The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL, stormed through areas of northern Iraq last month, building on territory they had already seized in western Iraq and Syria.

    Jul 29 16:55

    Gaza, Zionism & The Destabilization Doctrine: An Interview With Jonathan Azaziah

    Journalist Joshua Blakeney interviewed broadcaster and geopolitical analyst Jonathan Azaziah on July 24, 2014. The show focused upon the Israeli regime’s aggression toward the inhabitants of Gaza. At the time of recording Israel’s so called "Operation Protective Edge" had slain 800 Palestinians and maimed thousands more. Azaziah and Blakeney situated the murderous scenes emanating from Gaza in both a regional and global context in the show.

    Jul 29 15:26

    More Than 100 Killed in 14 Hours as Gaza Death Toll Rises Above 1,200

    The death toll in the Gaza Strip has now passed 1,200 people since Israel began bombing on July 8 and the Palestinian Ministry of Health reports Tuesday that more than 100 people were killed in the fourteen hours from overnight Monday into morning as mosques, homes, and other structures were hit during a sharp intensification of the bombardment.

    Jul 29 15:10

    VA Officials Will Get Millions of Dollars in Bonuses Under House-Senate Agreement

    A House-Senate agreement on how to reform the broken Department of Veterans Affairs will let the VA hand out up to $360 million in bonuses to its employees each year, even though the House voted just weeks ago to strip all VA bonuses through 2016.

    Jul 29 14:39

    The Emperor’s Rage: Let Chaos Envelop the World!

    Chaos reigns and spreads as enraged leaders in the US, Europe and their clients and allies pursue genocidal wars.

    Jul 29 12:23

    FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

    Colin Powell's UN debacle also included spy photos taken from high flying aircraft and spacecraft. On the photos were circles and arrows and labels pointing to various fuzzy white blobs and identifying them as
    laboratories and storage areas for Saddam's massive weapons of mass destruction program. Nothing in the photos actually suggested what the blobby shapes were and during inspections which followed the invasion, all of them turned out to be rather benign.

    In at least one case, the satellite Powell claimed had taken one of the pictures had actually been out of operation at the time. And many questioned why Powell was showing black and white photos when the satellites in use at the time over Iraq took color images.

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    Earlier this week the US Government released the usual very blurry low-contrast black and white photos with arrows and labels on them to prove Russia is the bad guy. Any time what they release is out of focus, it is to hide the evidence of fakery and the fact is that these latest photos, like Colin Powell's don't actually show what the labels say they show. In at least one case, the photo being presented as representing the situation today carries an EXIF time stamp from 2 years ago!

    So, think back on all the photos and diagrams the US Government produced to well you that whopper that Iraq had nuclear weapons and was ready to attack, because the lie machine is once again warmed up and in overdrive!

    Fool me once...

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    Jul 29 11:54

    Kingdom of Hawai’i Series, Part 16… from Kingdom of Hawai’i Blog, “The King’s Decree of 7-28-14, ‘Regarding the United States Navy and the destruction of Hawai’i’s marine environment’”

    “As Sovereign of this Nation, I therefore issue the following edict: ‘RIMPAC 2014 is the last time foreign armies will be allowed to abuse the Hawaiian environment.‘

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    Jul 29 11:49

    MILITARY OPERATIONS IN URBAN TERRAIN

    From what I'm reading the Israeli infantry is getting it's butt kicked in close quarter fighting. Bombing a densely packed urban area into rubble creates almost impregnable fortress's for the defender and makes the job of the attacking force much more costly.
    So the Israeli's either overestimated themselves once again and have reverted to option #2...bomb em back into the stoneage or that was the intent all along!

    "What is the position about London? I have a very clear view that we should fight every inch of it, and that it would devour quite a large invading Army."
    - -Winston Churchill

    COMBAT EXPERIENCE

    Jul 29 11:46

    The Cultivation of Hate

    If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispelled the doubts.

    The howlers issuing from these occasions are enough to split your sides. Obama and his lap dog Cameron described the Normandy landing on June 6, 1944, as “the greatest liberation force that the world has ever known” and took all the credit for the US and Britain for the defeat of Hitler. No mention was made of the Soviet Union and the Red Army, which for three years prior to the Normandy landing had been fighting and defeating the Wehrmacht.

    The Germans lost World War II at the Battle of Stalingrad, which was fought from August 23, 1942 until February 2, 1943, when most of the remnants of the powerful German Sixth Army surrendered, including 22 generals.

    Jul 29 11:32

    Folks Out There Have a “Distaste of Western Civilization and Cultural Values”

    The Times then goes on to blame terrorism on “religious fanaticism…the anger among those left behind by globalization,” and the “distaste of Western civilization and cultural values” among the global dispossessed. The blinders and self-deception in such a statement are truly mind-boggling. As if corporate globalization, pushed by the U.S. government and its closest allies, with the help of the World Trade Organization, World Bank and IMF, had not unleashed a tremendous immiseration process on the Third World, with budget cuts and import devastation of artisans and small farmers. Many of these hundreds of millions of losers are quite aware of the role of the United States in this process. It is the U.S. public who by and large have been kept in the dark.

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    Present company excepted, of course.

    Jul 29 11:13

    NY rabbi says that Palestinians who voted for Hamas are not civilians (therefore are legitmate military targets)

    There was a pro-Israel rally of 10,000 people in New York yesterday, a half block from the United Nations, and Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, who is an executive of the NY Board of Rabbis, suggested that Palestinians who voted for Hamas are combatants who deserve to be targeted by Israel.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/israel-leader-rabbis.html

    Jul 29 11:10

    Dutch PM tells Ukraine to stop fighting near MH17 crash site

    The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, has called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask government forces to stop fighting around the Malaysia Airlines crash site after experts were unable to get there for a third day running.

    Jul 29 10:15

    Gerald Celente: We’re Building Up to World War III

    Gerald Celente, Publisher of The Trends Journal says, “We are looking at destabilization in the Middle East with no end in sight. It’s only going to get worse unless this killing and excuse for the murders from both sides stops.”

    On the crisis in Israel with Hamas and the Palestinians, Celente says, “If this continues to increase at the rate it is going, it will be hell for everyone. There is also the fear that this could spread into the Lebanese border. As a trend forecaster, if peace is not brought to that region and this continues to spread, and if it goes into Lebanon, it will be hell on earth for everyone in that region. . . . We are building up to World War III.”

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    No shit.

    Jul 29 10:01

    National Protests at Nato Summit: No New Wars - No to Nato

    Saturday 30 August: Mass demonstration
    March through central Newport. Assembles 1pm at the Civic Centre Car Park and marches around the town centre ending at Westgate Square for a rally.

    Jul 29 09:54

    All Wars Are Bankers' Wars

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    According to a reader email I received this morning, Facebook is still blocking attempt to link this video into Facebook posts, claiming that Facebook's security system has labeled YouTube a known security threat, even though no other YouTube videos are being blocked with that same message that I can find. So, if you want to post this video to Facebook, run the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4 through tinyurl.com first to get past the filters.

    Jul 29 09:11

    Painkillers Killing Our Vets

    It’s not bad enough that thousands of America’s best and brightest have been wounded fighting wars that are not in the United States’ interests. A new report in an establishment medical journal says many soldiers who return home are getting hooked on highly addictive pain medications that are also being foisted on the general public.

    Today, more medical professionals are rising up against Big Pharma, claiming they’ve been reaping vast profits from pushing dangerous painkillers on U.S. patients, especially veterans, who don’t really need them. Among those bringing this issue to the fore is Andrew Kolodny, M.D., co-founder and president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing.

    Jul 29 07:46

    Ultimate Reason? Why, The influx of young Illegal immigrants arranged by White House - 'Dream Act': "Military Purposes"

    I have been researching how all the thousands and thousands of illegal immigrant children are going to get enrolled in public schools.

    After doing quite a bit of research I believe I ultimately found Why all the illegals are being brought in by the White House and their purpose for the Obama agenda.

    Military site, outright says Immigrants are better for the military than U.S. White citizens!

    Jul 29 06:48

    #GazaUnderAttack destruction revealed in UN satellite image

    A United Nations agency releases satellite imagery showing the level of destruction of buildings and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. www.sabbah.in/1kkLuR1

    Jul 29 06:46

    #GazaUnderAttack Timeline – Ongoing

    Ongoing coverage of #GazaUnderAttack from social media and main stream media starting from 8 July up to date. www.sabbah.in/1zq2zfu

    Jul 29 06:45

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 23

    Live Blog | Day 23 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine . www.sabbah.in/1nC0hGl

    Jul 29 06:42

    Hostilities in #GazaUnderAttack, UN Situation Report as of 28 July 2014

    Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report as of 28 July 2014, 1500 hrs. www.sabbah.in/1k5vh1v

    Jul 29 05:48

    Senior VA Employees Retaliate Against Sick Veterans

    How would America respond if it knew the Department of Veterans Affairs was using totalitarian policies reminiscent of the USSR and Nazi Germany to silence veterans complaining of deficient health care delivery?

    A totalitarian government occurs where the government attempts to control all aspects of its citizens lives, both publicly and in secret, with little to no ‘just’ accountability. In the mind of many veterans, current VA policies are not a far stretch from those exploited by these evil regimes in their day.

    Yesterday, Journalist Angela Rae chose to interview me on DC Breakdown about our coverage here on VA’s secret Disruptive Behavior Committees, where reports indicate senior VA employees retaliate against sick veterans behind closed doors.

    Jul 28 20:12

    Open Letter to the Liberal Party of Canada on Gaza Massacre from Independent Jewish Voices

    Dear Liberal Party of Canada,

    Whatever one thinks of the Israel/Palestine "conflict" or Hamas or whether Israel is a democracy, we have one simple question: when will you speak out against Israel’s indiscriminate killing of hundreds of civilians, including over 200 children?

    The Liberal Party statement is so detached from the reality of what is taking place in Gaza right now that we have to wonder whether perhaps the second half of the statement got lost somewhere.

    Jul 28 19:32

    The Beginning of an End of the Trans-Atlantic Alliance

    The basic structural problem is that America is no longer a viable hegemon. It’s been visibly in geopolitical decline for quite some time now and American politicians and policy makers are utterly incapable of coping with this fact. Most of them can’t even accept it let alone handle it competently by minimising American losses. So they keep on flailing about trying do the impossible which is to restore the status quo ante and repair the irreparable. American hegemony or “leadership” to use the term American politicians and policy makers prefer is over.

    Jul 28 19:05

    War Is Coming - Paul Craig Roberts

    The extraordinary propaganda being conducted against Russia by the US and UK governments and Ministries of Propaganda, a.k.a., the “Western media,” have the purpose of driving the world to war that no one can win. European governments need to rouse themselves from insouciance, because Europe will be the first to be vaporized due to the US missile bases that Europe hosts to guarantee its “security.”

    Jul 28 17:35

    Victims of the Israeli ground invasion

    MEE's reporter Noor Harazeen was in Gaza's Shejaiya district on Sunday 27 July 2014, to report on what became of the area in the aftermath of heavy Israeli shelling. The district was deemed too dangerous for journalist to cover prior a brief ceasefire.

    Jul 28 16:07

    US is No Safer After 13 Years of War, a Top Pentagon Official Says

    The nation is no safer after 13 years of war, warns a top US military official who leads one of the nation’s largest intelligence organizations.

    Jul 28 14:21

    There Will Be Hell to Pay if the Obama and the Bankers Keep Poking the Russian Bear.

    John D. Rockefeller said” Competition is a sin” To the Banking oligarchs it seems like a sin because competing currencies means they will have to have an honest monetary system just to stay in business. They could not implode economies if there were other currencies people can use to keep commerce going. The B.R.I.C.S. alliance is a threat to the monopoly on the issuance of currency when the Russian Ruble looks more appealing than the Federal Reserve Note.

    Jul 28 12:37

    Washington threatens to intervene in east Ukraine fighting

    In a reckless maneuver posing the risk of direct clashes between the United States and Russia, Washington is moving to escalate the civil war in east Ukraine by directly involving US forces in the targeting of Russian-backed separatist groups.

    The Pentagon and the CIA have drawn up plans for providing “real time” information on the location of missile batteries or other targets controlled by pro-Russian forces. While the White House has yet to announce a decision on the precise course of action it will follow, the plans to escalate US involvement are strongly supported by Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Jul 28 12:27

    Obama Seeks to Dramatically Broaden US War on Terror

    The news that President Obama was looking at getting Congress to remove the 9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), as well as the 2002 AUMF that led to the invasion and occupation of Iraq, was initially seen as a possible climbdown from the position of eternal American warfare.

    Instead, White House officials are now saying that the old 9/11 AUMF is “outdated” and less useful in their current warmongering, primarily because it is so difficult to spin factions that didn’t exist 13 years ago as something to do with 9/11.

    The “repeal” is really a cover for what they are now calling the “evolving” of the global war on terrorism, and the introduction of a new, broader authority for the president to attack whatever flavor-of-the-week enemy he can get the terrorist label to stick to.

    Jul 28 12:05

    Israeli Strikes on Gaza Continue: Live Feed

    You can hear the drones buzzing! And the bombs!

    Israel continues to attack Gaza, with PM Netanyahu saying the country must be prepared for a lengthy campaign. Over 1,100 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its military operation in Gaza, according to officials.

    Jul 28 11:50

    Live Blog: The Eid Massacre #GazaUnderAttack – Day 22

    Live Blog | Day 22 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine www.sabbah.in/1q8lGFr

    Jul 28 11:15

    Video: Military-Industrial Complex from Eisenhower to Obama

    Gareth Porter on how the Military-Industrial Complex evolved into the Permanent War State.

    Jul 28 10:46

    US threatens relations with Israel could worsen over Kerry criticism

    The administration is peeved at Israel calling Kerry bad names,but they could give a flying f!#k! over Israel killing women and children with US taxpayer supplied weapons of mass destruction! It's crazy!

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry has attracted the ire of Israel following his latest failed attempt to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, and American officials are warning that a wider rift in relations could come with serious repercussions.

    Jul 28 10:00

    The Hidden Enemy: Psychiatry

    This documentary shows how the army is exploited as Psychiatry’s testing ground for drugs and other inhumane “treatment” which have resulted in exponential growth of military suicides. Currently, more US soldiers die from suicide than from combat.

    Jul 28 09:40

    The Next False Flag "We're Coming For You, Barack Obama"

    Jul 28 08:23

    Israel Calls Brazil “Diplomatic Dwarf” And Childishly Brings Up World Cup — Guess Why?

    Brazil has become the second nation, the first being Ecuador, to pull their ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip by Israel Defense Forces.

    Diplomatic relations between the two nations have been at odds since 2010, when Brazil recognized a Palestinian statebased on the 1967 borders. After Brazil’s decision, a number of other south American nations followed suit. The international community, aside from certain western nations (the United States included), largely supports a Palestinian state. Israel has been occupying Palestinian land in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and east Jerusalem for decades.

    Regardless of he said/she said arguments about whether Hamas or Israel is more responsible for conflict, the fact remains that Israel is a far more powerful force, and refuses to listen to any terms that don’t include total capitulation by Palestinians.

    Jul 28 07:44

    Breaking: 'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey with armed escort

    Amid Israel's Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas rocket fire from Gaza, a "Freedom Flotilla" was being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas controlled Palestinian coastal enclave.

    The flotilla being organized, called the "Freedom Flotilla II," is the successor of the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

    IHH chairman Bulent Yildrim told local Turkish media last week that the activists will set sail as they had received permission from the authorities in Ankara and that the Turkish Navy will provide protection.
    We shall see!

    Jul 28 07:34

    IDF soldier makes a reservation to hotel in Gaza

    An Israeli"soldier" making a crank phone call to a Palestinian hotel in Gaza. The IDF is going to give the hotel a little present on the roof then a big present! I think it is safe to say that the Israelis as a people are just plain PSYCHO!

    Jul 28 07:14

    In pictures: heartache as Gazans return to their flattened homes

    The 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire gave Gaza residents a chance to return to their homes – or what was left of it – after days of unrelentless bombardments from Israeli fire. More than 100 bodies were pulled out from under the rubble.

    Jul 28 07:10

    Documenting death: the man who counts the bodies in Gaza

    Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Inside Ashraf al-Qudra's cramped office in Shifa hospital, the phone never stops ringing, with news flooding in of the latest victims of Israel's devastating 20-day military operation.

    With over 1,060 people killed and more than 6,000 wounded, counting the dead is a full-time occupation for the 41-year-old spokesman for Gaza's emergency services.

    Jul 28 07:07

    These Are The Names Of Everyone Killed In Gaza And Israel Since The War Began

    Israelis:

    1. Dror Khenin, 37, killed near Erez crossing.

    2. Eitan Barak, 20, Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza.

    3. Ouda el-Waj, killed by rocket, Bedouin community near Dimona.

    4. Bar Rahav, 21, Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza.......

    Palestinians:

    1. Mohammed Shaaban, 24, killed in Gaza.

    2. Amjad Shaaban, 30, killed in Gaza.

    3. Khader al-Bashiliki, 45, killed in Gaza.

    4. Rashad Yassin, 27, killed in the Nusseirat refugee camp.

    5. Mohammed Ayman Ashour, 15, killed in Khan Younis.........

    6. Riad Mohammed Kawareh, 50, killed in Khan Younis.

    7. Bakr Mohammed Judeh, 22, killed in Khan Younis.

    Jul 28 06:35

    Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’–Barbaric human sacrifice taking place in Gaza’s real-life Apocalypto

    The fact that Gentiles are referred to disparagingly amongst Jews as ‘Goy’ or ‘Goyim’–the Hebrew equivalent of the word ‘livestock’ or ‘cattle’–is one indication that this association between non-Jews and livestock (rams, goats, sheep, etc) used for ritualistic sacrifice has been a fait accompli now for some time. As Israel sinks deeper and deeper into her Judaism and her ‘Jewishness’, and the more powerful that the Jewish community becomes, therefore the more ‘comfortable’ certain political and religious leaders become in voicing ideas that before had to be kept hidden from the Gentile world for the sake of ‘operational security’. Of the various statements made in recent history, few compare in revealing this mindset than that made by Israel’s former Chief Sephardic Rabbi Ovadiah Yusef who stated to wit–

    ‘Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world, only to serve the People of Israel…Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat…With gentiles, it will be like any person: They need to die, but God will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant. That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew…’

    Jul 28 04:20

    Blaming Russia as ‘Flat Fact’

    The idea of doing an investigation first and drawing conclusions second is a concept that, apparently, neither the U.S. government nor the New York Times accepts. They would prefer to start with the conclusion and then make a serious investigation irrelevant, one more casualty of information warfare.

    As nuclear-armed America hurtles into a completely avoidable crash with nuclear-armed Russia over Ukraine, you can now see the dangers of “information warfare” when facts give way to propaganda and the press fails to act as an impartial arbiter.

    Jul 28 01:29

    Washington’s Second Front in Information War against Russia

    Having lost the propaganda battle over the doomed airliner, Washington seems intent on opening up a second front in the information war, alleging cross-border shelling by Russian forces.But such is American arrogance and deceit, this information war runs a very real risk of inciting a full-on shooting war between world powers.

    Meanwhile, the Russian military command has furnished European Union officials in Brussels with a dossier of its own evidence, based on satellite, radar and air traffic control communications that tend to show a completely different set of circumstances over the downing of the airliner. Russia’s information, which is verifiable unlike Washington’s with-held «secret intelligence», strongly suggests that Malaysia Airlines MH17 was taken down by Western-backed Ukrainian military forces under the command of the Kiev regime.

    Jul 27 20:25

    US is buying disputed Iraqi Kurdish Crude Oil

    A Marshall Islands-flagged tanker ‘United Kalavrvta’ carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is hours away from arriving at a U.S. port in Texas, according to ship tracking satellites, despite Washington’s long-standing concern over independent oil sales from the autonomous region. It would be at least the second time a U.S. company has taken delivery of oil that the Baghdad government says was smuggled from the country.

    Jul 27 19:42

    Deconstructing the Zionist View of Gaza’s Horror - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

    The truth is that outside Israel, Washington, D.C. and various other Zionist strongholds, David Harris’s worldview is crumbling. And, as the numbers of those who share his viewpoint shrinks, other counter-groups, such as the boycott Israel movement, grow in number. Sooner or later a tipping point will be reached and then things will change and probably do so rapidly. On that day what will David Harris do? Blame it all on anti-Semitism? Take residence at the top of Masada? Or grudgingly seek to make his peace with the Palestinians?,

    Jul 27 19:28

    On the parlous state of the (Canadian) prime ministerial belfry: batty, or what?

    I don't know about you, but I always took a certain comfort in the notion Harper was a cynical master of manipulation, a politician for whom no wedge was too harmful or divisive to be shunned. This is bad, of course, and both immoral and dangerous, but it contains the comforting kernel of thought that no one as bright as Harper is could actually fail to see the glaring contradictions in the stuff he says. This always offered the faint hope he didn't actually believe everything he was saying, and therefore might be philosophical if voters indicated they disagreed.

    Naturally one hoped his petulant and furious reaction to the complicated situation unfolding in Ukraine reflected only the availability of another potential wedge issue here in Canada. That is, a chance to capture the Ukrainian-Canadian vote. Perhaps, one hoped, it didn't reveal his actual thoughts on the unstable and dangerous crisis in which there are plenty of nasty players and victims on all sides.

    However, after reading Harper's little magnum opus about how Putin is all bad, and the current Ukrainian government -- neo-Nazi enforcers, foreign fascist mercenaries, the illegal coup that brought it to power and everything else -- is nothing but good, I'm not so sure.

    Jul 27 15:28

    Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov Explains How to Brainwash a Nation

    This amazing interview was done back in 1985 with Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB agent who was trained in subversion techniques. He explains the 4 basic steps to socially engineering entire generations into thinking and behaving the way those in power want them to. It’s shocking because our nation has been transformed in the exact same way, and followed the exact same steps.

    Jul 27 15:20

    Hamas is a Creation of Mossad

    Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)”.

    Jul 27 13:25

    Allegations that Kiev regime is planning large scale false-flag attacks to be blamed on Russia

    If you don't see English subtitles, watch the video on Youtube and turn on English captioning with the icon in the bottom right of video

    Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov
    #1 - Warning from Anton Guryanov

    Comrades, Friends, Brother and Sisters,

    I, Anton Guryanov, speaking on behalf of the Resistance Forces that I have the honour to represent, will now make an official address. The text of the address is in front of me, and, in order to make no mistakes, I will refer to it, from time to time.

    According to our information, the Nazis of the Kiev Junta are planning to conduct a major terrorist act in the next several days. Or a series of terrorist acts. On the territory of Ukraine.

    Jul 27 11:51

    Egypt destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels

    Egypt has demolished 13 more tunnels between the country and the Gaza Strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade for the past seven years.

    The army said on Sunday that it had destroyed the tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula, but did not say when they were demolished.

    The tunnels are the only lifeline for Palestinians living under the Israeli siege and Egypt has so far laid waste to 1,639 of them.

    Since the ouster of Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi last July, the Egyptian military has launched a campaign to destroy the tunnels, preventing the people in Gaza from bringing in most of their basic goods like construction materials, food, and fuel into the coastal enclave, which has been hit by Israeli airstrikes since July 8.

    Jul 27 11:35

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 21

    Live Blog | Day 21 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24804

    Jul 27 10:35

    Hitler’s War: What the Historians Neglect to Mention

    Most have heard: “There are two sides to every story and then there is the truth.”

    Also, most have heard, “History is written by the Victors.”

    Most have not heard the German side of the causes of World War 2.

    In the US, as in essentially all countries and in all times, the citizens are presented with one version of critical events; the version that the people that control the State want the people to hear.

    This documentary presents a version of the events leading to WW2, the causes of that war, from the German Perspective.

    This version is the one that the US & Western Powers That Be did not want the citizens of those lands to hear.

    Is this version the full truth? Likely not. However, the best way to determine the full truth of a matter is to allow all the interested parties to tell their story, their side.

    Jul 27 09:36

    BEX Alert!!! - Abe Foxman Of The ADL - "#IsraelUnderAttack Share the Facts"

    ADL - "Misinformation about Israel is widespread, fanning deep-seated bigotry and hatred. It’s important for each of us to counter false messages and disseminate the facts about the situation in Israel."

    (Note: Link to a series of 9 short propaganda videos from Abe Foxman of the ADL)

    Jul 27 08:17

    Russia Media Allege Flight MH17 Shot Down by Ukraine Missile Unit. Political Disarray Following Collapse of Kiev Government

    Two SU-25 fighter jets from the airbase of the 229th Brigade of the Kulbakino tactical force in Nikolayev reportedly served as control targets. One of these aircraft had been recorded near Sarostschenskoje by a Buk anti-aircraft missile system.

    “The tragic accident could have led to the flight route of the Malaysian Boeing and the SU-25, which were at different altitudes, crossing and appearing on the radar display as one large point, which was fatal for the civilian plane, because the targeting system would automatically choose the larger target,” the source told Ria Novosti.

    A rocket launch was reportedly not scheduled. Why a rocket was nevertheless fired, the source could not explain. “This is the question facing Ukrainian Security Service staff, who picked up the battery commander and crew at about half past nine in the evening,” he said.

    Jul 27 08:16

    High-Level American Intelligence and Counterterror Officials: Islamic Terror Is Motivated by U.S. Support for Tyrants in the Middle East and U.S. Support for Israel

    “Only a Fool Wouldn’t Know that Our Relationship with Israel Causes Us War with Muslims”

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    Gee, ya think?

    Jul 27 05:40

    CrossTalk: MH17 Spin

    Washington has a mountain of evidence but isn’t disclosing it. What is Washington hiding?

    Will the investigation show something the West doesn’t want to see? And do we hear a drumbeat of war?

    CrossTalking with Vladimir Suchan, Eric Kraus and Eric Draitser.

    Eric Draitser Rocks!

    Jul 27 03:55

    Netanyahu’s Bloody Calculations

    Unless the underlying issues are addressed, the next ceasefire will not stop this tragic cycle. The stage will be set for another round, when Israel will mow the lawn again. Absent regime change in Israel, the cycle will continue until and unless political leaders in the U.S.-led West summon political courage they have not displayed and acknowledge that the objectives the current Israeli government is pursuing are not in their own country’s interests, or even in Israel’s.

    As the sequence of events preceding the current round of violence makes clear, Netanyahu saw as the biggest threat to that strategy the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah, the dominant party in the Palestinian Authority. If the agreement held, excuses for not being serious about negotiating a comprehensive peace agreement and establishing a Palestinian state to replace the occupation would become too flimsy to maintain.

    Jul 27 01:06

    GAZA GENOCIDE

    For 66 years Gaza Strip (the present day Auschwitz) was subject to incremental Genocide by Israel. Gaza Strip itself was created by Israel in its earliest war crimes.

    In the spring and summer of 1948 Israel uprooted all the population of 247 Palestinian villages in southern Palestine and herded them in a tiny strip, hence named Gaza Strip. Thus the largest and longest-duration concentration camp in the world was created by Israel. Since then Israel continued to exterminate as many refugees as possible.

    Jul 26 19:36

    Britain dies of shame - by Stuart Littlewood

    “We have spoken to Israel for more than 18 years and the result has been zero. We have signed agreements here and there at various times and then when there is a change in the government of Israel we have to start again from the beginning. We ask for our life and to be given back our Jerusalem, to be given our state and for enough water to drink. We want to be given more opportunity to reach Jerusalem. I have not seen Jerusalem since 1990.

    “We want to see an end to this occupation, and please do not ask us to protect those who are occupying our territory.”…..Fr Manuel Mussallam

    Jul 26 19:33

    It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All

    But now, officials admit the kidnappings were not Hamas’s handiwork after all. BuzzFeed reporter Sheera Frenkel was among the first to suggest that it was unlikely that Hamas was behind the deaths of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach. Citing Palestinian sources and experts in the field, Frenkel reported that kidnapping three Israeli teens would be a foolish move for Hamas. International experts told her it was likely the work of a local group, acting without concern for the repercussions

    Jul 26 19:10

    Sean Hannity Goes On Wild Screaming Fit At Palestinian Guest [VIDEO]

    On Fox News’ Hannity, eponymous host Sean Hannity decided to bring on a Palestinian guest to help get a better understanding of the experience for Palestinians in Gaza right now. Just kidding, he had him on to belittle, demean and badger the Palestinian expert before ultimately cutting his mic and kicking him off the air. Fox News: Fair and Balanced.

    Jul 26 15:26

    Does Russia (And Humanity) Have A Future? — Paul Craig Roberts

    The Russian government and Europe need to look beyond Washington’s propaganda, because the reality is much worse.

    NATO commander General Breedlove and Senate bill 2277 clearly indicate that Washington is organizing itself and Europe for war against Russia.

    The US Senate’s Russian Aggression Prevention Act, about which I reported in my previous column, does even more mischief than I reported.If the bill passes, which it likely will, Washington becomes empowered to bypass NATO and to grant the status of “allied nation” to Ukraine independently of NATO membership. By so doing, Washington can send troops to Ukraine and thereby commit NATO to a war with Russia.

    Jul 26 13:02

    Palestinian Resistance: an icon for those who long to live free - by Susan Abulhawa

    Palestinians have done it all. We choose resistance, always, in all its forms. We resist because it is our right. Because we are the indigenous people of the land and we have nowhere else to go or belong. Because our parents, grandparents, great grandparents and on and on are buried in this soil. Because we are right and our cause is just. We resist passively and actively. We resist violently and non-violently. It is our legal and moral right to resist with whatever means available to us against what has been accurately called “incremental genocide.”

    Jul 26 12:28

    Russian Defense Min on MH17: Most US evidence based on social media posts

    Jul 26 11:34

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 20

    Live Blog | Day 20 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24795

    Jul 26 11:07

    The Kill Team: The murderous reality of the US war in Afghanistan

    An important documentary, The Kill Team, opened in New York City and Toronto on July 25, and will play in other North American cities over the next several weeks and months. The WSWS reviewed the film as part of our coverage of the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival. This is a slightly edited version of that comment.

    “The constant pressure to kill or be killed. It is impossible not to get into the insanity of it,” explains US army Corporal Jeremy Morlock in a new documentary about a group of American soldiers nicknamed the “Kill Team.”

    Jul 26 10:58

    US Military Dusts Off Decades-Old 'Readiness' Plans for Russia

    As American officials fire off diplomatic salvos at Russia in response to that nation’s purported actual artillery salvos into Ukraine, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said recently that among other actions, the U.S. military is dusting off decades-old plans, just in case.

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    Jul 26 10:04

    Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War

    Despite the conclusion by US intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding the World toward war.

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    Jul 26 09:29

    Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide

    The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed a symbolic resolution that calls for the executive branch to attain explicit approval from Congress before deploying troops to Iraq in a "sustained combat role," in what peace campaigners are heralding as an important milestone in efforts to prevent a new war.

    Jul 26 07:36

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

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    I am reposting Claire's video for three reasons. First, this is a message that needs to get out to the world about how everyone loses in war except the bankers.

    Second, the new readers coming in from my return to GCN might wish to hear the whole song (which is heard briefly in the bump music) and see the video

    Third, the latest revelations from Edward Snowden include confirmation that the NSA "tinkers" with view counts on YouTube videos to keep videos contrary to the war agenda from going viral.

    Fuckers!

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    Jul 25 20:37

    It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All

    When the bodies of three Israeli teenagers, kidnapped in the West Bank, were found late last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mince words. "Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay," he said, initiating a campaign that eventually escalated into the present conflict in the region.

    Jul 25 20:15

    U.S. ‘News’ Media Propagandize for War Against Russia

    Eric Zuesse 
    RINF Alternative News

    Typical is TIME Magazine, which headlined on 24 July 2014, "In Russia, Crime Without Punishment.”

    Jul 25 17:30

    Seven Palestinians killed in protests across West Bank

    As Palestinians in Gaza buried the dozens killed during the eighteenth consecutive day of Israel’s relentless military assault by air, land and sea, Israeli fire killed at least seven during protests in the occupied West Bank.

    At least ten Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army and by Israeli civilians in the West Bank since the beginning of the Gaza assault on 7 July as Palestinians in the West Bank and present-day Israel rise up in solidarity with Gaza, where at least 843 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the onslaught.

    Jul 25 16:59

    Samantha Power And The Age Of Genocide; Rwanda 1994 vs Gaza 2014

    America has once again exercised its political clout in favor of the perpetrators of crimes against humanity; its voice the lone one to vote against a call to investigation by UN Human Rights Council into the Israeli offensive’s violations of international laws. Power and her bosses give their full support to Israel’s continued crimes against humanity and genocide.

    Twenty years after Rwanda, the Genocide in Gaza is ignored. Samantha Power has either lost all memory, or she has lost all humanity –but without a doubt, she is completely void of integrity, and complicit in the crimes against Palestinians.

    Two decades later, again, prior to November elections, the US is careful to avoid the “G” word. As Israeli law makers call for genocide and indiscriminate killing of Palestinians under siege

    Jul 25 12:49

    ‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war

    Future U.S. Army soldiers sent into combat may have a brand new tool at their disposal: the pocket drone.

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    I think a fly swatter ($1.50 at the local hardware store) should do the trick.

    Jul 25 12:32

    Hanabusa Votes to Limit Troops Deployments to Iraq - July 25, 2014

    I am proud that the U.S. House of Representatives has again supported my position that we need to limit the way our nation approaches the situation in Iraq. It is our duty to preserve the role of Congress in determining America’s defense efforts and ensure that we act responsibly and with due concern for the men and women who have volunteered to defend our nation. Today’s vote, 370-40, together with the Hanabusa amendment, indicates a clear objection to the nearly 1,000 troops and combat assets that have been deployed in the region. I urge the Senate to take immediate action on both these measures.

    Jul 25 11:23

    Beyond Propaganda: Discourse of War and Doublethink. “When the Lie Becomes the Truth”

    Since the attacks of September 11, we are witnessing a transformation of the way the media report the news. They lock us in the unreal. They base truth not on the coherence of a presentation, but on its shocking character. Thus, the observer remains petrified and cannot establish a relation to reality.

    Jul 25 11:01

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 19

    Live Blog | Day 19 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24792

    Jul 25 09:50

    Dead Is Dead: Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

    You can't get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: "No person shall be... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." In 2011, the White House ordered the drone-killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without trial. It claimed this was a legal act it is prepared to repeat as necessary. Given the Fifth Amendment, how exactly was this justified? Thanks to a much contested, recently released but significantly redacted -- about one-third of the text is missing -- Justice Department white paper providing the basis for that extrajudicial killing, we finally know: the president in Post-Constitutional America is now officially judge, jury, and executioner.

    Jul 25 08:46

    How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

    With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members. But when those loans go bad, the company uses the local courts near its Virginia headquarters to file suits by the thousands.

    Jul 25 08:30

    Israel’s U.S.-Made Military Might Overwhelms Palestinians

    The overwhelming Israeli firepower unleashed on the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the ongoing battle in Gaza is perhaps reminiscent of the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962) when France, the colonial power, used its vastly superior military strength to strike back at the insurgents with brutal ferocity.

    Jul 25 08:16

    The Gaza war crimes and the bankruptcy of nationalism

    The Palestinian territory of Gaza is the scene of war crimes committed by the state of Israel that defy words. What is to be said about yesterday’s bombing by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of a UN-run school in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, which killed at least 15 people and inflicted terrible wounds on 200 more, overwhelmingly women and children? The IDF had been provided the coordinates of the facility and informed on numerous occasions that the area was occupied by large numbers of civilians seeking refuge from endless artillery and air strikes. The IDF shelled it regardless—the fourth time in a week that UN shelters have been targeted.

    Jul 25 08:15

    Britain Admits Selling $12 Billion in Weapons to Israel

    Data published in a new report from the House of Commons in London states the value of all British military exports to Israel currently being processed comes to £7.9 billion ($12.1 billion).

    This data was supplied by Vince Cable, Britain’s business secretary, who oversees the weapons trade.

    I had to do a double-take when reading this information as until now Britain has indicated that the value of its arms sales to Israel are measured in millions, rather than billions.

    Jul 25 07:49

    US paratroopers arrested in Italy for allegedly raping, robbing pregnant Romanian

    Two American paratroopers stationed at a US military base in Italy have been arrested for allegedly beating, raping and robbing a pregnant Romanian prostitute in her six month, whose sex services they originally offered to pay for.

    The suspected rape happened in the city of Vecenza in north eastern part of Italy on Monday night last week, Italian media reported.

    Jul 25 06:52

    Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War

    Despite the conclusion by US intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding it toward war.

    Twenty-two US senators have introduced into the 113th Congress, Second Session, a bill, S.2277, “To prevent further Russian aggression toward Ukraine and other sovereign states in Europe and Eurasia, and for other purposes.” https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/s2277/BILLS-113s2277is.pdf The bill is before the Committee on Foreign Relations.

    Note that prior to any evidence of any Russian aggression, there are already 22 senators lined up in behalf of preventing further Russian aggression.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    If they pass that bill, let's grab every congresscritter who voted for it, toss them on a plane, and fly them to Moscow ... one-way.

    Jul 25 06:42

    Debt Rattle Jul 24 2014: Ukraine: What To Do When Growth Is Gone

    “The fact that the coalition has fallen apart, that laws haven’t been voted on, that soldiers can’t be paid, that there is no money to buy rifles, that there is no possibility to fill gas storages. What options do we have now?” This is, as per Bloomberg, what US handpicked handpuppet and – now former – Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk told the Kiev parliament earlier today during a speech in which he announced the resignation of his “government”. Several of his coalition partners, including right wing Svoboda, had left the government not long before.

    This raises a ton of poignant questions. The first one that came to my mind was: “in whose name are the women and children of Lugansk and Donetsk going to be killed now”? It can’t be in the Kiev government’s name anymore.

    Jul 25 06:13

    Conscripted Soldiers of West Ukraine Refuse to Fight against Donbass Rebels

    Mass Protests By Families of Men Drafted into the Ukrainian Army

    Jul 24 21:13

    Survey: A third of Iraq, Afghanistan vets have considered suicide

    Some 2,000 combat vets surveyed by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America reported ‘the crisis with suicide’ as their number one concern.

    Jul 24 21:04

    How to Find Yourself on the Terror Watch List

    Early on in a just-leaked 166-page U.S. government guide to officially declaring someone a terrorist or suspected terrorist, a passage acknowledges that “watchlisting is not an exact science.” The whole enterprise has “inherent limitations,” in part because “analytic judgments may differ regarding whether subjective criteria have been met,” the document states. “Given these realities, the U.S. government’s watchlisting process attempts to safeguard the American people from a TERRORIST attack while safeguarding privacy, civil rights and civil liberties.”

    Jul 24 18:34

    US Invents Reports of Russia Attacking Ukraine Bases

    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf introduced the story to the press at today’s briefing, claiming that the US has secret evidence from “human intelligence information” that the attacks are taking place. The Pentagon concurred, saying such attacks have been going on “for several days.”

    During the past several days, there has not been a single report out of Ukraine of an artillery strike against any of their military bases, anywhere in the country. The last such incident was two weeks ago, when rebels fired a BM-21 grad at a military base.

    And this is Ukraine we’re talking about, which comes up with its own dubious stories of Russian attacks on a near daily basis. If Russia was carried out concerted shelling against Ukrainian military targets, Ukraine would be harping on about it constantly. They aren’t even alleging anything close to that is happening.

    Jul 24 16:04

    Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War — Paul Craig Roberts

    Despite the conclusion by US intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding it toward war.

    Twenty-two US senators have introduced into the 113th Congress, Second Session, a bill, S.2277, “To prevent further Russian aggression toward Ukraine and other sovereign states in Europe and Eurasia, and for other purposes.” https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/s2277/BILLS-113s2277is.pdf The bill is before the Committee on Foreign Relations.

    Note that prior to any evidence of any Russian aggression, there are already 22 senators lined up in behalf of preventing further Russian aggression.

    Jul 24 11:57

    Canada went to war. But why? What really drove a generation to sign up for war

    (A book review of Noble Illusions: Young Canada Goes to War by Stephen Dale (Fernwood Publishing,2014; $18.95)

    A tidal wave of First World War centenary celebrations -- set to unfold over the next four years -- is now upon us. Canada, like other nations, will spend many millions of dollars commemorating Canadians' participation in the war that was supposed to "end all wars."

    But what will these events tell us about the meaning of that cataclysmic war and its lessons for today's world? We can probably guess the answer from statements that key figures have already made.

    Jul 24 10:22

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 17

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    Jul 24 07:06

    American choice: genocide or justice?

    America today is the main sponsor of the Israeli regime and all its decades-old crimes against humanity.

    Just days before Operation Protective Edge opened on July 8 under the cynical pretext of three Israeli teenagers being kidnapped and killed by unknown parties, US President Barack Obama announced an extra $430 million in aid to Washington’s most indulged foreign regime – in Tel Aviv. This is on top of the $3 billion that Israel receives every year for the past decades from the American government siphon of its taxpayers. Hard-pressed American households are getting their drinking water supplies cut off for unpaid utility bills in Detroit and other US cities, but the benevolence of Washington to Israel is like a wellspring that never runs dry.

    Jul 24 04:19

    Marine Veteran Literally Locked Inside A VA Clinic And Forgotten About

    Retired U.S. Marine Jeffrey Duck was locked inside a Veterans Affairs clinic and forgotten about when the clinic closed without telling him, WKMG reported Tuesday.

    Duck, who had gone to the Orange City clinic in Florida to get a prescription, was taken to a small room where he waited for three hours before realizing everyone else in the building had left for the day and that he’d been locked inside.

    Worried he’d be accused of breaking in, he filmed himself walking around the empty clinic on his cellphone and eventually called 911 to get someone to let him out. Duck says he arrived at 1 PM and that he didn’t notice the clinic was closed until 4, even though the stated hours on their website say they’re open until 4:30 every weekday.

    Jul 24 02:15

    It is up to the people to stop what is happening in Gaza: Ulrich

    American leadership and its allies, lackey leaders are not doing anything to stop the massacre of Palestinians…It is upto us the people to stop this. — Ulrich

    Do they pick and choose whose lives matters and which ones don’t ?

    Do you think, not only the politicians, but the Mass Media and the role that they are playing basically in propping up the Zionist regime is more exposed this time around, their bias perspective ?

    What we can do is call for a “Boycott of Mainstream Media,” for example: CNN, FOX News and CNBC — Ulrich

    Watch the full interview.

    Jul 24 01:58

    US ‘Joke’ Intel Belies Knowledge of Real Culprits in Downed Jet

    From smoking gun to silver bullet, but in the wrong direction – Washington.

    Seriously, is that it? US national intelligence presented its «evidence» this week on the shoot-down of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. Anyone waiting to see a «smoking gun» implicating Russia and pro-Russian militia in eastern Ukraine in the disaster should have been left underwhelmed by the supposed American «killer evidence». Less smoking gun and more like one of those circus pistols that pop out a joke flag emblazoned with the word «Bang!»

    Russian army information shows that a Kiev-controlled SU-25 fighter jet was tailing the airliner just before it disappeared from the radar, and that following the crash another unidentified military aircraft was recorded as circling the crash site, strongly indicating that it was surveilling the aftermath.

    Jul 23 15:33

    This Land is Mine

    Jul 23 14:46

    Former Al-Qaeda Operative Claims Qaeda/ISIS Run By The CIA

    Brandon Turbeville
    Activist Post

    More evidence has been entered into the files of public record that terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the al-Nusra Front are completely controlled by the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies.

    In fact, according to Nabil Na’eem, founding member of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and a former commander of al-Qaeda, all current al-Qaeda affiliates are nothing more than offshoots of an overarching CIA terror operation. He also claimed that these groups will eventually be turned against Saudi Arabia, despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has acted as a bankroller and facilitator for them for years on end...

    Jul 23 14:40

    MH17: Cold War Replay?

    The most bizarre conspiracy theory surrounding the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine comes from a leading pro-Russian separatist, Igor Girkin.

    Relying on second-hand information, Girkin asserted that many of the passengers from the crash had already been dead before the plane had even taken off. His underlings had reported to him that the bodies were badly decomposed and drained of blood. This, of course, was news to all the families of the victims who’d seen off their loved ones at the airport in Amsterdam.

    Jul 23 14:03

    VA Scandal in a nutshell : Vet forgotten, locked inside Orange City VA clinic

    A Marine veteran from Deltona says he’s very disappointed in the Veterans Administration after he was locked inside the community clinic in Orange City on Monday.

    Jul 23 11:21

    ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS! ORIGINAL TEXT ARTICLE

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

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This is the original article for "All Wars Are Bankers' Wars" from which the broadcast and later the video were created. I am reposting it here for the new visitors from my GCN radio show and also for readers coming over the Daily Telegraph, where my comments on the article "The dollar's 70-year dominance is coming to an end"(link now repaired) have drawn some obvious shills insisting that wars have nothing to do with the banks, the US economy is just hunky dorey, and the US dollar has nothing to fear from the Ruble and Yuan.

    Clearly the private central banmks are getting very nervous that the world is not only waking up to their financial scam, but recognizes that they, as masters of the medium of exchange, have made themselves masters of the world, and willingly send millions of young people to horrible death and disfigurement to increase their wealth and control.

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    Jul 23 10:24

    Veteran Dies Like A Dog In VA Parking Lot; Family Charges Cover-up

    Veteran Lawrence Sinnin died of complications of heart disease after the James Lovell Federal Health Care Facility refused appropriate and timely emergency-room care by denying him access to the ER for approximately 20 minutes, during which time Mr. Sinnin ceased breathing on his own even as his son, Terrell Green, pleaded with the facility to treat his father. Lawrence died a victim of the reckless institutional negligence typical of the VA. The James Lovell Federal Health Care Facility is a joint Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs facility serving active and retired soldiers.

    Jul 23 09:57

    Report documents government orchestration of US “terror” plots

    A new report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) provides a revealing if only partial look at the role of US government informants and agents in instigating and orchestrating fake terrorist plots in the years since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    The 214-page report, produced in collaboration with Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, examines 27 major federal cases. It is based on more than 200 interviews with defendants, members of their families, defense attorneys, judges, prosecutors, government officials, academics and others. There have been more than 500 terrorism-related cases in the past 13 years, and the conclusions of this report apply to many if not most of them.

    Jul 23 09:51

    Anniversary report from 9/11 Commission seeks to bolster “war on terror”

    On the tenth anniversary of its original 9/11 Commission Report, the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (NCTAUUS) has released a new study, “Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report”.

    Jul 23 09:32

    US intel officials: Russia created 'conditions' that led to plane downing

    Senior intelligence officials said Tuesday Russia created the “conditions" that led to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine but stopped short of directly linking Moscow to the fatal missile strike.

    The officials said-that anti Ukraine government forces, which are backed by Russia, likely fired the missile that took down Flight MH-17 last Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.

    However, they made no direct link to Russia.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    If at first you don't succeed, lie lie again! -- Motto of the US Government.

    Russia did not create the conditions that led too the plane's downing. That little coup last January that forced the elected government from Ukraine (with US and EU support) and replaced it with a Junta willing to make war on their own people created the conditions that led to the shoot down, and we are not ready to dismiss the likelihood that the shoot down of Flight 17 was the false-flag attack mentioned in leaked emails from the Kiev Junta last March as being needed to allow the United States to directly intervene in Eastern Ukraine.

    This is probably why FOX News is not allowing comments on this article!

    Jul 23 08:04

    The violence didn’t begin with the three abducted Israeli settlers

    Although the media is largely portraying Israel’s actions as defensive,violence in the region did not begin with the kidnapping and murder of the three Israel settlers on June 12, 2014.
    In fact, Israel has been kidnapping and murdering Palestinian adults and youth on a regular basis for decades (read about how the conflict was started ), yet this is rarely covered in U.S. news.

    As the death toll in Gaza continues to rise, we hope you are continuing to contact your Congress people and Senators, asking them to demand that Israel stop its slaughter in Gaza.

    We’ve created a powerful infographic you can share with your friends and family that demonstrates two crucial facts:

    1) That the violence in the region began BEFORE three Israelis were abducted on killed on June 12, and

    2) That Israel has been killing a shockingly disproportionate number of civilians with its bombs in comparison to Hamas’ rockets, both in the current assault and over the last decade.

    Jul 23 07:51

    UNF*&%ing believable - HYPOCRISY! U.S. sanctions against Russia exempt defense engines for U.S. BUT not for all other countries!

    This just shows the absolute Hypocrisy of the U.S.! They want to stop the EU from being able to buy any defense items from Russia and stop them from selling defense items to Russia.

    BUT the U.S. gets defense engines from Russia which is needed for the U.S. military. So those are EXEMPT from sanctions BUT they would not be exempt from EU sanctions!

    Jul 23 07:42

    US Empire Reaches Breaking Point. “Greatest Threat to Humanity”. Time To End It

    The people of the United States must work to end the interventionist violence of the U.S. Empire.

    This is Part I of a two part series on American Empire. Part II will focus on the Empire Economy and [how] it is failing to work for most Americans as well as most people of the world.

    The historian who chronicles US Empire, William Blum, issued his 130th Anti-Empire Report this week. In it he notes that the US, by far, is seen by the people of the world as “the greatest threat to peace in the world today” with 24% taking that view. Only 2% see Russia as such a threat, and 6% see China.

    This should not come as a surprise since, as this map shows, much of the world has been bombed, had their democratically chosen government overthrown and has been occupied by the United States.

    Jul 23 07:29

    Israel’s Iron Dome Isn’t Working: A Weapons Expert’s Warning

    Hamas warheads aren’t easy to blow up in midair. The explosive used—TNT—is fairly inert and encased in a thick steel tube. The Tamir interceptors are supposed to blow up when they get close to the rockets and shred them with small steel rods. But the rods spray in all directions, so most don’t even touch the rocket. Many of those that hit may deflect off. The rods don’t have much chance if the timing or direction of the interceptor is even slightly off, according to Lloyd’s calculations.

    If Iron Dome isn’t effective, then why have so few Israelis died from rocket fire? Both Lloyd and Postol attribute that mainly to the low firepower of the rockets and to Israel’s excellent early-warning system and network of shelters.

    Jul 23 06:56

    A chessboard drenched in blood

    The MH17 tragedy may have been a horrendous mistake. But it may also have been a desperate gambit by the Kiev minions of the Empire of Chaos. By now, Russian intel may have already mastered the key facts. Washington’s predictable modus operandi was to shoot from the hip, igniting and in theory winning the spin war, and doubling down by releasing the proverbial army of “top officials” brimming with social media evidence. Moscow will take time to build a meticulous case, and only then lay it out in detail.

    The Big Picture spells out the Empire of Chaos elites as extremely uneasy. Take Dr Zbigniew “The Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski, who as a former foreign policy mentor has the ears of the increasingly dejected White House paperboy. Dr Zbig was on CNN this Sunday challenging Europe’s leaders to “stand up to Putin”. He wonders if “Europe wants to become a satellite” and worries about “a moment of decisive significance for the future of the system – of the world system”.

    Jul 23 06:52

    Guilt By Insinuation. How American propaganda works.

    As there are a number of possible explanations, let’s keep open minds and resist Washington’s propaganda until facts and evidence are in. In the very least Washington is guilty of using the incident to blame Russia in advance of the evidence. All Washington has shown us so far are accusations and insinuations. If that is all Washington continues to show us, we will know where the blame resides.
    Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner?

    Jul 23 06:49

    What are You Trying to Hide, Mr Obama?

    So far, Putin’s appeal for safe passage for investigators has been wilfully ignored by the Kiev regime, which has if anything stepped up its violence in the region since the air crash. And Western leaders are giving full cover to the Kiev regime by perversely laying the blame on Russia and the self-defense militias in Donetsk, accusing both of obstructing recovery and a crash probe.

    To paraphrase Obama: «What is the Kiev regime and its Western sponsors trying to hide?»

    Jul 23 04:21

    Israeli rabbi says killing civilians in Gaza is allowed

    An Israeli rabbi has issued a ruling that allows the killing of innocent civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

    Dov Lior, an Israeli rabbi from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba in the occupied West Bank, said in the ruling that it is “okay” to kill innocent civilians and destroy Gaza.

    The ruling also says that it is not necessary to check if the people targeted are civilians or non-civilians.

    The rabbi’s ruling authorizes all means of targeting the people, such as “denying supplies or electricity.” He further says military forces are allowed “to bomb the whole area according to the discretion of the army...”

    Jul 22 20:28

    Al-Aqsa Hospital hit as strikes on Gaza’s medical facilities continue

    LATEST STRIKE ON HOSPITAL AND AMBULANCES WREAKS HAVOC ON AN ALREADY STRETCHED MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    Jul 22 20:18

    Government 'Profiting From Slaughter' By Selling Arms To Israel

    CAMPAIGNERS accused the government yesterday of profiting from the latest slaughter in Gaza by selling British weapons to Israel in multimillion-pound arms deals.

    Flogging arms and components to Israel has been regarded as a reliable cash cow by British officials for a long time, said Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT).

    Jul 22 18:44

    Why is Israel afraid of Gaza’s Ark?

    On July 11th, 2am local time, Israeli warships fired on the Palestinian/International boat, Gaza’s Ark, which burst into flames and was completely destroyed. We had been working on this project for over two years, buying on old fishing boat, the largest one we could find in Gaza, and converting it into a cargo vessel. It was due to sail out of Gaza in September, carrying goods from the occupied West Bank and Gaza to trade with the outside world, in an attempt to break the illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    Building this boat continued the movement to sail boats to and from Gaza and was also part of the much larger movement of nonviolent resistance to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.

    So the question posed is, why was Israel so afraid of our little boat, carrying Palestinian embroidery and boxes of dates, a boat that posed no threat whatsoever to Israeli security? Why did the Israeli Occupation Forces feel it was necessary to destroy it?

    Jul 22 17:49

    What are You Trying to Hide, Mr Obama?

    So far, Putin’s appeal for safe passage for investigators has been wilfully ignored by the Kiev regime, which has if anything stepped up its violence in the region since the air crash. And Western leaders are giving full cover to the Kiev regime by perversely laying the blame on Russia and the self-defense militias in Donetsk, accusing both of obstructing recovery and a crash probe.

    To paraphrase Obama: «What is the Kiev regime and its Western sponsors trying to hide?»

    Significantly, the Malaysian premier did not make the arrangements through the Kiev regime. He dealt directly with the Donetsk People’s Republic leader Alexander Borodai. The Malaysians disclosed publicly that 282 of the bodies recovered so far were to be transported in refrigerated train carriages to Donetsk and thence to the city of Kharkiv before being flown on to Amsterdam. The flight recorder black boxes were also to be handed over in Donetsk by militia members to an official Malaysian investigative team…

    Jul 22 15:50

    Former Border Agent: Gov’t Using Immigrant Children for ‘asymmetrical warfare’ Operation

    By leaving strategic areas along the southern U.S. border unprotected, and by using children as the face of the illegal immigrant surge to elicit public sympathy, the federal government is engaging in a sophisticated military tactic known as “asymmetrical warfare” against the American people, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent is warning.

    Jul 22 15:02

    Senior U.S. Intelligence Officials: Russia Was Not Directly Involved, and The Most Likely Explanation Was the Plane Was Shot Down By MISTAKE

    Despite the War Drums, There Is No Evidence that Putin Shot Down the Malaysian Airplane Over Ukraine

    We’ve previously documented civilian planes have accidentally been shot down by Ukraine, Russia, the U.S., Israel and China, and that the Malaysian plane may have accidentally been shot down over Russia.

    Jul 22 14:31

    The cost of war

    The cost of war is more than 6,800 service members who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The cost of war is caring for the spouses and children who have to rebuild their lives after the loss of their loved ones. It’s about hundreds of thousands of men and women coming home from war with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, many of them having difficulty keeping jobs in order to pay their bills. It’s about high divorce rates. It’s about the terrible tragedy of veterans committing suicide.

    Jul 22 12:34

    It was Putin's missile!

    And here's the spin war verdict: the current Malaysia Airlines tragedy - the second in four months - is "terrorism" perpetrated by "pro-Russian separatists", armed by Russia, and Vladimir Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up.

    Why? Because the CIA said so. Because Hillary "We came, we saw, he died" Clinton said so. Because batshit crazy Samantha "R2P" Power said so - thundering at the UN, everything duly printed by the neo-con infested Washington Post. [1]

    Jul 22 11:51

    BUSTED: Elites Admit 'War for Oil'

    Watch the elites admit the real reasons for America's military adventurism... Straight from their own mouth.

    Jul 22 11:49

    Navy’s F-35 Tailhook Passes Initial Tests; Carrier Flights In October

    “All flight test objectives were met,” Joe DellaVedova, F-35 program spokesman, said in an email. “We’re not declaring victory but last month (9 to 16 Jan) the F-35 team accomplished 36 successful roll-in arrestment tests at Lakehurst with the redesigned F-35C arresting hook system on CF-3.”

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    They finally fixed that tail hook. I am sure this will give those F-35 pilots a warm and fuzzy feeling of safety as they fly it.

    Jul 22 11:10

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 16

    Live Blog | Day 16 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine. http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24728

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