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October 4, 2015

Oct 04 08:57

Stephen Cohen Speaks Out to Top German News Site, Rips Media Demonization of Putin

"This is a multi-million dollar venture…to discredit Putin."

Oct 04 08:56

Politico: Illegal Aliens Could Elect Hillary as President in 2016

Illegal immigrants—along with other noncitizens without the right to vote—may pick the 2016 presidential winner. Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I refuse to recognize any government that claims authority on the basis of votes by people not legally allowed to vote in this nation.

Oct 04 08:54

Secret Service agents reveal Hillary Clinton is a nightmare to work with

‘GOOD morning, ma’am,” a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton.

“F— off,” she replied.

That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of First Family Detail, a compelling look at the intrepid personnel who shield America’s presidents and their families — and those whom they guard.

Kessler writes flatteringly and critically about people in both parties. Regarding the Clintons, Kessler presents Chelsea as a model protectee who respected and appreciated her agents. He describes Bill as a difficult chief executive, but an easygoing ex-president. And Kessler exposes Hillary as an epically abusive Arctic monster.

Oct 04 08:51

Russian Air Force hits 50 ISIS targets in Syria over 3 days, sends world’s largest submarine, with 200 nukes, to Syria... 'Lost the plot McCain' trying to start World War 3



Oct 04 08:49

Saudis Mull Launch Of Regional War As Russia Pounds Targets In Syria For Fourth Day

As we put it on Friday, “if Russia ends up bolstering Iran's position in Syria (by expanding Hezbollah's influence and capabilities) and if the Russian air force effectively takes control of Iraq thus allowing Iran to exert a greater influence over the government in Baghdad, the fragile balance of power that has existed in the region will be turned on its head and in the event this plays out, one should not expect Washington, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and London to simply go gentle into that good night.”

Sure enough, some experts now predict Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey will move to counter Russia militarily if Moscow continues to rack up gains for Assad. Here’s The Guardian with more:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A small memo to the House of Saud; your country's coffers are hugely drained because the price of oil having taken such a precipitous drop.

The weapons you have purchased from your "Good friend in the West, the United States", may well be expensive; but they are no match for the quality of Russian weaponry we see on display in their blitzkrieg against ISIS in Syria.

You see, the Russian military and their weapons manufacturers have a tacit agreement that when weapons are deployed in the field, they will work as advertised; this is not quite how US weapons makers in the US see things.

For example, the F-22s still have a "minor problem" asphyxiating their pilots, which has never, ever been fixed. The F-35 has numerous problems, and can be shot down by 1970s- vintage aircraft.

Crown Prince Salman, I very strongly, urgently caution you not to go down in the history of your country as the Prince who generated World War III, leaving your country devastated and destroyed as a result, because the US government and military could not protect you.

And right now, Your Highness, the US military does not have the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure a successful outcome to a conventional war against Russia. That means, eventual use of nuclear weapons, if this gets out of hand.

Please, have some rational, frank discussions with your MOD, and walk away from this jingoistic, feel-good hubris, for the good of your people.

Oct 04 08:48

Government Chart of Gun Murders - A Complete Lie! Real Statistics from FBI. Real Truth through real charts on gun violence/murders.

I am seeing this chart about how guns have been used in murders of more people than anything else in the world in the U.S., including Terrorism.

There were NOT 33636 gun deaths in the U.S. in 2013.

The FBI has the statistics on their site for 2013.

There were an estimated 14,196 murders 2013.

That is TOTAL murders for 2013! That includes ALL forms of murder, stabbings, blunt objects, strangulation besides guns.

Guns are not the big problem that they are made out to be. The mainstream media and the government are lying about the statistics and those are OUTRIGHT Lies! If people did not just believe everything they are told and researched the information themselves then they would wake up to how they are being controlled with lies.

Oct 04 08:46

Does Russia's Syrian intervention signal end of United States primacy in the Middle East?

The United States and Russia are once again vying for political influence in the Middle East. Reminiscent of the Cold War days, which saw the two powers compete against one another for a strategic foothold in the region; Washington and Moscow have renewed these tensions, and reignited old passions for who is the most influential player in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has to be the most botched-up analysis I have seen in many years! The US is not "prime" in the Middle East! Israel is! And it has been obvious to all, and emphasized by the recent Congressional battle over the Iran deal, that the US merely acts as Israel's puppet in the region!

Oct 04 08:44

Russia does not discriminate between the different shades of 'crap' (terrorists)

American military expert, a former Colonel of the U.S. army Jack Jacobs said that the United States can't interfere with Russians in Syria, as Russia de facto set up a no-fly zone, cutting off access to any aircraft with the help of air defense systems deployed on land and on ships of the Russian navy in the Mediterranean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia has declared they are under no obligation to discriminate between US-supported terrorists and any other terrorists. If Saudi Arabia carries out is threat to attack Assad, and Russia shoots down the US-supplied Saudi Aircraft, WW3 will have begun for real in Syria (which will be a great relief to the Europeans, who still think it will not spread to Europe.)



Oct 04 08:42

Is Hillary Clinton America's Most Ambitious Sociopath?

In many ways, Hillary Rodham Clinton is an ordinary American woman with an ordinary American family. She's a loyal wife (to a sex-maniac ex-president), a caring mother (to a daughter who married a hedge fund), and a connoisseur of expensive, shiny objects (given to her by medieval dictators). Simply put, Hillary Clinton is as American as apple pie-induced diabetes, and this is why responsible Democrats will vote for her in the upcoming “Banker's Choice Awards” in November, 2016.

Oct 04 08:38

Breaking New Ground: China's Navy Tours Scandinavian Countries

Three naval ships of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), a missile destroyer, a missile frigate, and a replenishment ship, visited Denmark, Finland, and Sweden in the past two weeks on goodwill visits.

Oct 04 08:37

Israel's realism creates irrational US policy against Russia in the Middle-East

US's Middle-East policy benefits only Israel



Oct 04 08:31

Russia Claims ISIS Now On The Ropes As Fighters Desert After 60 Airstrikes In 72 Hours

One question that’s been asked repeatedly over the past thirteen months is why Washington has been unable to achieve the Pentagon’s stated goal of “degrading and defeating” ISIS despite the fact that the “battle” pits the most advanced air force on the planet against what amounts to a ragtag band of militants running around the desert in basketball shoes.

Those of a skeptical persuasion have been inclined to suggest that perhaps the US isn’t fully committed to the fight. Explanations for that suggestion range from the mainstream (the White House is loathe to get the US into another Mid-East war) to the “conspiratorial” (the CIA created ISIS and thus doesn’t want to destroy the group due to its value as a strategic asset).

Oct 04 08:25

Nigel Farage: Stop playing wargames with Putin

Oct 04 08:20

Dictatorship at Work: Homeland Security Detains Stockton Mayor, Forces Him To Hand Over His Passwords

Anthony Silva, the mayor of Stockton, California, recently went to China for a mayor's conference. On his return to San Francisco airport he was detained by Homeland Security, and then had his two laptops and his mobile phone confiscated. They refused to show him any sort of warrant (of course) and then refused to let him leave until he agreed to hand over his password

Oct 04 08:19

Russian Air Force hits 50 ISIS targets in Syria over 3 days, ‘significantly’ damaging militants

The Russian Air Force has conducted more than 60 flights and bombed over 50 Islamic State targets in three days, according to Russia’s top armed forces official. He added the strikes have significantly reduced the terrorists’ combat capabilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While Obama insists Russia's attacks make ISIS stronger. And, I supposes, running like hell for the Iraqi border will build up their leg muscles!



Oct 04 08:18

Russians Say U.S. Not Bombing ISIS

“McCain accused us of striking out at US-trained insurgents… However, since they have either run away or joined al-Qaeda, hitting them is a mission impossible,” Pushkov wrote on his Twitter account.

“The US-led coalition spent a whole year pretending they were striking ISIL targets but where are the results of these strikes?” Pushkov asked during and interview with France’s Europe 1 Radio.

Max Boot, a neocon ideologue at the Council on Foreign Relations, admits the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS is primarily smoke and mirrors.

Oct 04 08:17

RUSSIA IN SYRIA: DOOM FOR GREATER ISRAEL

ISIS IS ISRAEL, ISIS is Israel Secret Intelligence Service, it is a covert Mossad Army, a proxy army of Israel and it’s goal is to drive Muslims out of Greater Israel. But now Russia has landed Syria and conducted the first airstrikes against the enemies of Assad. This portends the END OF the drive for GREATER ISRAEL WHICH ENCOMPASSES MUCH OF SYRIA.

Oct 04 08:16

Physical Cash Poses a HUGE Problem For Central Banks

Globally, over $5 trillion in debt currently have negative yields in nominal terms, meaning the bond literally has a negative yield when it trades. In the simplest of terms this means that investors are PAYING to own these bonds.

Bonds are not unique in this regard. Switzerland, Denmark and other countries are now charging deposits at their banks. In France and Italy, you are not allowed to make cash transactions above €1,000.

This sounds laughable to most people, but it is a reality in Europe… and in the US, in some regions. Louisiana has made it illegal to purchase second hand goods using cash.

This is just the beginning. The War on Cash will be spreading in the coming weeks.

The reasoning is simple. Most large financial entities are insolvent. As a result, if a significant amount of digital money is converted into actual physical cash, the firm would very quickly implode.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The obvious solution is to pull all cash out of the banks now while you still can, and hide it where the money-junkies troops cannot find it.

Oct 04 08:15

Tens of thousands march in Manchester to protest UK government’s policies

Mass protests are taking place in Manchester as the ruling Conservatives get ready to hold their party conference. People are demonstrating about a number of issues, ranging from PM David Cameron’s austerity measures to his plans to bomb Syria. Amongst the protesters’ main gripes has been austerity measures introduced by the Tory Party, which has seen cuts in public services and a fall in living standards.



Oct 04 08:13

Race to North Pole not hurting Great Lakes — yet

The international race to open up exploration routes through shrinking ice cover in the Arctic Ocean has the White House pressing for greater icebreaking capabilities in and around the North Pole.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is this a problem? The global warming people keep insisting the Arctic ice has all melted away! :)

Oct 04 08:12

Alabama Makes Photo IDs Mandatory for Voting, Then Shutters DMV Offices in Black Counties

Some observers say that Alabama’s move to close dozens of drivers license offices is a discriminatory move that could trigger a civil rights probe.

Here’s why: in 2011 lawmakers approved a voter ID law requiring a government-issued ID to vote, and the 31 offices the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency set for closing—which the agency said was due to the $11 million cut in the new General Fund appropriation—will take a disproportionate hit on counties that are majority African-American.

Columnist John Archibald writes that “Alabama just took a giant step backward.”

“Every single county in which blacks make up more than 75 percent of registered voters will see their driver license office closed. Every one,” he continues, writing that the state “might as well just send an invitation to the Justice Department.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

To the government of the State of Alabama: do all of you, collectively, need a cerebrectomy to realize just how completely, vilely stupidly, unjust, and immoral this was?!?

Oct 04 08:08

BOYCOTTS, NOT BULLETS ~~ THE TSUNAMI OF HATRED MUST END NOW!

We waited decades to see the flag of Palestine raised at the United Nations Building in New York. It is a sure sign that Statehood of that Nation will soon become a fact.

But, there are elements that wish to stop this process via terrorism, on both sides of the wall.

Oct 04 08:06

Jews and Gun Control: A Reprise

The thorny issue of Jewish support for gun control has reared its head once more, this time in Washington State. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has called for the resignation of Brian Judy, a National Rifle Association lobbyist who reportedly linked gun control to that untouchable icon of Jewish victimhood, the Holocaust. At a news conference at the Federation’s Seattle headquarters, President Keith Dvorchik said Judy should resign for connecting an anti-gun ballot initiative to policies pursued by Nazi Germany. Dvorchik further demanded the national office of the NRA “make clear that it rejects his ignorant and unproductive dialogue.”



Oct 04 08:03

Russia Uses High Tech Smart Bombs to Wipe Out US Sponsored Al Qaeda Terrorists. Panic in Rebel Ranks

The entire free world wants terrorism defeated. Russia leads the effort to confront it head-on,

On October 3, Tass said Russian aircraft conducted over 60 sorties so far, bombing 50 ISIS targets, causing consternation in its ranks. National Defence Control Centre Col. General Andrey Kartapolov said “aircraft have been taking off from the Hmeimim air base (night and day), targeting the whole of Syria.”

“In the past three days we have managed to disrupt the terrorists’ infrastructure and to substantially degrade their combat capabilities. Intelligence reports say that militants are leaving the areas under their control.”

“A bunker-busting BETAB-500 air bomb dropped from a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber near Raqqa has eliminated the command post of one of the terror groups, together with an underground storage facility for explosives and munitions.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is highly likely that Putin will do in 4 months what the US government, allegedly, was not able to do in 4 years.

But of course, ISIS was always totally under US government control, and funded by the US government, and was a "convenient nuisance" to trot out by the whorespondents in order to brow-beat the American people to accept more US boots on the ground in Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq.

And, oh, by the way: the Iraqi government has just formally requested that the Russian military bomb ISIS targets in Iraq.

Oct 04 07:55

Cold War Mentality: NATO Should Prepare for War With Russia – UK Officials

Former UK army officials said that the Russian military is more effective in comparison to NATO’s, calling on the bloc’s leaders to urgently invest more money on improvement of joint force capabilities and to “revisit Cold War scenarios, and this includes conventional, symmetric warfare in Eastern Europe,” The Sunday Express reported.
First, British Army officials appear alarmed by the ability of the Armata battle tank, which is an example of a new generation of Russian power tanks with nothing comparable elsewhere in the world. It can easily withstand any attack by NATO’s anti-tank missiles, both already in existence and those yet-to-be invented.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War with Russia?!? Forgive me, but have the people in the British MOD, collectively, gone absolutely out of their minds?!? This is complete, utter desperation on the cusp of madness.

And short memo to the British military; just because you have not kept up with hardware and tank technology is no reason for blaming the Russian military for having better equipment than you do.

Obviously, the Russian military and government were thinking ahead, while the British military and were not. So, work the problem, folks; work the problem!!

Oct 04 07:41

36,000 troops, 200 aircraft & 60 vessels: NATO launches biggest war games in 13 years

NATO has started its biggest exercise since 2002 with 36,000 international troops from 30 states, including non-NATO nations, participating in the drills which are taking place at sea, in the air and across the territory of three European states.
The alliance has kicked off its massive “Trident Juncture 2015” exercises which will last until November 16. Along with the NATO member states, seven more partner nations are participating in the drills: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Sweden and Ukraine.

Some 36,000 troops as well as more than 60 warships and about 200 aircraft will participate in the drills which makes it the biggest since 2002 when about 40,000 troops took part in NATO’s “Strong Resolve” military exercise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More NATO posturing against Russia, I see.

All anyone has to do, to get a sense of NATO's real-world war capabilities, is to look at their performance in the 15 year old occupation of Afghanistan, which can only charitably be described as "less than stellar".



THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED US OVER THIS CRISIS.

Oct 04 07:34

Craig McKee explains logistics of mailing out AE911 Truth's booklet "Beyond Misinformation" to 20,000 specially selected recipients including NIST engineers

AE911Truth operations manager Andy Steele and volunteers Josh Ewing and Chris Kendall, who were responsible for building the distribution list for the mailing, had to be really creative as they went about finding contact information for the most influential people in government, media, academia, and professional associations and firms.

"These are the opinion makers and the news makers in their fields," Steele points out. "Now they can no longer claim ignorance of the evidence or turn a blind eye to the crime of the century, which is a cover-up of the fact that three buildings were brought down in controlled demolitions that day."

A particular challenge for Steele et al. was getting the booklet to the individuals who worked on the 9/11 official reports published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Oct 04 07:26

38% of American Workforce Still Jobless

Oct 04 07:20

OBAMA CLAIMS RUSSIAN AIRSTRIKES ‘STRENGTHENING ISIS’

The US president has slammed Russian airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, going as far as to accuse Moscow of making ISIS stronger by decapacitating the “moderate folks,” prepared by Washington to stitch the country back together once Syria falls.

In his first public comments since Russia launched anti-terrorist airstrikes in Syria, US President Barack Obama was fiercely harsh, claiming that Moscow’s military operation was counterproductive and is not distinguishing between Islamic State targets and the so-called moderate opposition.

The US leader accused Russia of weakening the Syrian rebels’ chances of eventually toppling President Assad’s government and somehow strengthening ISIS as a result.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but if there was EVER a time in this country's history to invoke the 25th Amendment, now is bloody well the time, with Obama's response to these Russian bombings. As reported by Mike Whitney at Counterpunch this morning:

For more than a year, the United States has been playing patty-cake with an army of homicidal maniacs who call themselves ISIS. On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he'd had enough of Washington's song-and-dance and was planning to bring a little Russian justice to the terrorist militias that had killed 225,000 Syrians and ripped the country to shreds. In language that could not be more explicit, Putin said to the General Assembly: "We can no longer tolerate the currents state of affairs in the world". Less than 48 hours later, Russian bombers were raining down precision-guided munitions on terrorist strongholds across western Syria sending the jihadi vermin scrambling for cover. That's how you fight terrorism if you're serious about it. Bravo, Putin. A military alliance between Moscow, Tehran and Hezbollah? You're darn tootin', and you can thank Barack Obama and his lunatic regime change plan for that development.

Many critics of Putin's action have said that "He doesn't know what he's doing" or "He'll get bogged down" or "It'll be another Vietnam". Wrong. The fact is, Putin is more a devotee of the Powell Doctrine than any of the morons at the Pentagon. And he is particularly mindful of Rule Number 5 which states: "Is there a plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement?"

Has Putin thought about that or has he merely blundered ahead impulsively like US leaders are so apt to do? Here's what he said on September 30: "We naturally have no intention of getting deeply entangled in this conflict. We will act strictly in accordance with our set mission. First, we will support the Syrian army only in its lawful fight against terrorist groups. Second, our support will be limited to airstrikes and will not involve ground operations. Third, our support will have a limited timeframe and will continue only while the Syrian army conducts its anti-terrorist offensive." Bingo. In other words, he's going to bomb these jokers into oblivion and let Quds brigade and Hezbollah mop up afterwards. There will be no Russian boots-on-the-ground. The Russian airforce will get precise intelligence on ISIS locations from Syrian agents on the battlefield which will minimize civilian casualties and limit damage to critical infrastructure. It will also make mincemeat out of anyone on the receiving end of the bombardment. Does anyone seriously believe that ISIS and the disparate rabble of "moderate" throat-slitters that receive CIA funding are going to be able to withstand this impending onslaught? No way. Putin's going to cut through these guys like a tornado through a trailer park. Yes, ISIS has had some success against the bedraggled Iraqi and Syrian armies. But now they're up-against the A Team where they are clearly out of their league. Rolling up these cutthroats is going to take a lot less time than anyone figured.

And so what is the Obama Administration's "response" to this?!? As reported today at the Washington Post:

President Obama has decided not to directly confront Russia over its new air offensive in Syria, believing that President Vladi­mir Putin will soon find himself in a Syrian “quagmire,” but he has approved a new escalation of U.S. efforts against the Islamic State. Obama laid out the U.S. response to Russia’s actions during a meeting with senior aides Thursday evening. Details were firmed up in a meeting Friday morning among national security principals at the White House, senior administration officials said. At the same time, the president also approved proposals, made prior to this week’s Russian actions, to strengthen the U.S. fight against the militants. Those measures were recommended by Obama’s new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. They include direct U.S. weapons shipments, overland from Iraq, to Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters who in recent months have pushed the Islamic State from a major portion of northern Syria along the Turkish border.

In other words, the Obama Administration is going to do precisely what they have done before, without any remotely tangible success, for the last 4 years, while the Russian government has introduced a game-changing military tactic here to which the Administration cannot seem to respond.

Oct 04 07:08

How to Spy the 9/11 Lie

A recent book written by veteran CIA officers describes how deception can be identified by simple observational techniques. In Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception, authors Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero outline a number of verbal and visual behavioral clues that are demonstrated by people who lie in response to questioning. These proven techniques for recognizing deception can be easily applied to see that U.S. leaders have lied repeatedly about the attacks of 9/11.

Oct 04 07:05

U.S. Dodges Responsibility For Saudi Airstrikes That Kill Yemeni Civilians

The Obama administration is moving to distance itself from the mounting civilian casualties in Yemen’s civil war, while simultaneously providing targeting assistance to a Saudi Arabian-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes over Yemen for the past six months.

United Nations officials say the coalition is responsible for the majority of the country's civilian deaths, which recently surpassed 2,300.

Last Saturday, airstrikes targeting Taiz, a city about 170 miles south of the capital, killed over 130 people attending a wedding. Yemen’s International Red Crescent Society reported that two of its volunteers, Qaed Faisal, 28, and Omar Fareh, 31, were killed by the shelling in a neighboring area on the same day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This administration not only dodges responsibility for the civilian deaths in Yemen; it also dodges responsibility for EVERYTHING negative it has generated, then attempts to lie to gloss it over.

Oct 04 07:00

Why Afghanistan Is Going To Fall To The Taliban Again. And It's Not Why You Think.

Last week, the Taliban began the process of retaking Afghanistan, starting with the northern city of Kunduz. The U.S. and Afghan governments have since been battling to recapture it -- a fight that included the U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital that killed at least 12 medical staff, along with at least seven patients, on Saturday.

The Taliban has since charged that Afghan intelligence purposely gave the U.S. the hospital's coordinates. Even the possibility that such an accusation is true -- and the duration of the sustained attack suggests that something unusual happened -- points toward the reason that Afghanistan is headed back toward Taliban control: The government is thoroughly corrupt, and the U.S. has been unwilling to take measures to address the situation. While a handful of civilian and military leaders identified corruption as an existential threat to the country, the problem remains unsolved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What I would expect the US government to do, at this point, is to throw even more US troops and weapons into the pyre here, because it can never, ever admit it made an horrendous mistake with the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, and lied to the American people about the real reasons for the invasion and occupation.

The Bush administration was negotiating with the Taliban over the cost of oil pipeline routes; when the cost was deemed "too high", the invasion and occupation came swiftly after.

And while Americans at home were being distracted by the Chandra Levy/ Gary Condit saga, courtesy of the corporate whorespondents, the US government was quietly informing other nations around the world of the imminent invasion of Afghanistan.

This wretched war has never been about protecting freedom, or the American way of life; it has always been about private corporate profit for the oil companies, the defense-industrial complex, and the bankers, who loan money to all sides to keep the wars going.

THIS is why our very brave men and women in uniform have been killed or maimed for life in this meatgrinder: it's all about private corporate profits, folks, period, end of discussion.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable." Throughout this horrific, 15 year occupation, with no accountability from local leadership whatsoever, the US government and Pentagon have been sewing the seeds leading to precisely this ultimate outcome.

Oct 04 06:41

WHO OWNS YOUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?

It’s a new era of American politics. With regard to campaign finance, the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling — and the arguably worse McCutcheon v. FEC ruling — opened the doors to unrestricted corporate funding of our national elections.

The primary mechanism in place facilitating this flood of private money is the super PAC. You’ve probably heard of super PACs and how they’ve essentially taken over the role traditionally filled by individual campaign donors in Political Action Committees (PACs). But super PACs aren’t the end of it. There are puppet political non-profits, business associations, and now, single-candidate “dark money” outfits that, as of September 21, have already raised $25.1 million — five times the amount spent by this time in the 2012 election cycle.

Needless to say, this is an election in which most of the candidates are seeking support from wealthy donors instead of the citizens they are supposed to be representing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thinking Americans understand that they are no longer represented at all in government.

What started out as a government by the people, of the people, and for the people, has morphed into a government by the corporations, of the corporations, and for the corporations.

Elections have devolved into this Kabuki-style pointless exercise to give people the illusion that they have any say in what their government does, when, in fact, in the 21st century, they absolutely do not.

And so the ultimate question has to arrive; how can one, logically, support a government which does not at all represent you, and what can you do about it?!?

I do now know how the answer to this question will unfold; I only know that, at some point, it will.

Oct 04 06:34

Billions From U.S. Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces

With alarming frequency in recent years, thousands of American-trained security forces in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have collapsed, stalled or defected, calling into question the effectiveness of the tens of billions of dollars spent by the United States on foreign military training programs, as well as a central tenet of the Obama administration’s approach to combating insurgencies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are only two words with which one can aptly describe US foreign policy in the Middle East and beyond for the last 15 years, and they are: epic fail.

Why is it, in the last two administrations, that one of the most pressing criteria for working in the US government appears to be a pathological inability to think a scenario through to its logical conclusion?!?

Oct 04 06:25

O’BOMBER: US AIRSTRIKE OBLITERATES HOSPITAL IN AFGHANISTAN, CASUALTY NUMBERS RISING

Earlier this week, 21WIRE reported how the Taliban overtook the strategic city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan.

Critics are questioning NATO’s effectiveness after 15 years of combat operations and military occupation in the country.

Immediately after this story broke, US mainstream media propaganda kicked into high gear and falsely reported that the Afghan government security forces “have retaken the city”, even though this was a lie. Most likely this was leaked by NATO while they were assessing a counter measure. Soon reality set in and the US media were forced to admit that the US-led NATO operation had in fact lost Kunduz.

What the US did next will shock you…

As part of NATO’s counter assault, an US airstrike bombed a hospital, killing many of its staff, doctors and patients, so far killing 9 and wounding 37. Those numbers are expected to rise sharply in the next 48 hrs as team sift through the debris.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US military wants to see Doctors Without Borders out of Afghanistan completely, so that they can kill and wound Afghanis more effectively, without any possible access to modern medical treatment available.

IF in fact the GPS coordinates were known, the bombing of the hospital by the US military was absolutely deliberate.

Oct 04 06:18

PROXY WARS: U.S. TO ARM KURDISH AND ARAB FIGHTERS IN SYRIA

President Obama has decided not to directly confront Russia over its new air offensive in Syria, believing that President Vladi­mir Putin will soon find himself in a Syrian “quagmire,” but he has approved a new escalation of U.S. efforts against the Islamic State.

Obama laid out the U.S. response to Russia’s actions during a meeting with senior aides Thursday evening. Details were firmed up in a meeting Friday morning among national security principals at the White House, senior administration officials said.

At the same time, the president also approved proposals, made prior to this week’s Russian actions, to strengthen the U.S. fight against the militants. Those measures were recommended by Obama’s new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

They include direct U.S. weapons shipments, overland from Iraq, to Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters who in recent months have pushed the Islamic State from a major portion of northern Syria along the Turkish border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm to forehead moment, at velocity, upon reading this.

One of the classical definitions of insanity is doing the same thing, precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome.

Has this government NOT been arming the alleged "moderate militants" in Syria for the last 4 years, with a billion-plus dollar price tag, and can anyone give me any kind of positive news about what, precisely, this has accomplished?!?

Utterly nothing; zero, zip, nada.

And by the way, folks, Russia has been invited by the Syrian government to assist them in fighting ISIS; the US government has not.

Oct 04 05:56

Proxy Wars: U.S. to arm Kurdish and Arab fighters in Syria

President Obama has decided not to directly confront Russia over its new air offensive in Syria, believing that President Vladi­mir Putin will soon find himself in a Syrian “quagmire,” but he has approved a new escalation of U.S. efforts against the Islamic State. Obama laid out the U.S. response to Russia’s actions during a meeting with senior aides Thursday evening. Details were firmed up in a meeting Friday morning among national security principals at the White House, senior administration officials said.



Oct 04 05:33

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights run by immigrant from his UK home (video)

Many western media outlets have frequently been relying on one information source for facts about the death toll in Syria - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It was founded in May 2006 and It's run by one man only - Rami Abdul Rahman, who's a Syrian immigrant to the UK and is based in his two bedroom home in Coventry.

Oct 04 04:30

Handelsblatt: Russia strikes serious blow on Washington's reputation

According to German journalists, Washington is largely responsible for the crisis in syria as the US originally supported the opposition, including armed groups.

Oct 04 04:26

Why the West Creates Wars & Muslim Refugees

"They will not make peace. After all, making peace is losing money".

Oct 04 04:13

The Iraqi Prime Minister has sent a request to Moscow for the Russian air strikes on positions videoconferencing IG in Iraq

Note: Title and excerpt are Google translations

"As reported to Pravda.Ru, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov yesterday told reporters on the results of air strikes on the positions of the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (banned in Russia). The briefing was held at the National Center for Control of Defense.

According to him, three days of air strikes failed to significantly reduce the combat potential of the IG terrorists in Syria. Destroyed more than 50 categories of objects, about 600 mercenaries left their positions and trying to get to Europe. In the ranks of the militants started to panic and mass desertion.

In addition, the competent authorities in the province of Deraa in southern Syria counted 700 wanted criminals and militants who have laid down their arms and surrendered to the authorities in recent days, according to RIA Novosti.

October 3, 2015

Oct 03 22:27

Obamaspeak on Syria: New wine in old bottle

Is anybody fooled?

snip: The narrative is that Assad stares at defeat, while all expert opinion suggests otherwise. Obama still imagines there is a ‘moderate Syrian opposition’ the US can work with and that Assad must amicably make way for this opposition.

Obama probably knows he is holding on to a world of make-believe as part of public diplomacy. The US’ regional allies would expect him to stick to the narrative. On the other hand, what options does he have under the circumstances?

Obama underscored that Washington will neither cooperate nor militarily oppose the Russian operations in Syria. Instead, he chooses to thoroughly disagree with Putin’s decision and will keep harping on the need for a political solution to the conflict.

Oct 03 22:20

A Syria/Berliner ensemble: Escobar

laughing at the CF and watching the masters of the universe cry in their beer

snip: to Syria, where Russia, in roughly 48 hours, did more to smash the Wahhabi/Salafi-jihadi terror matrix than the coalition of dodgy opportunists in over a year and 6,000-plus “sorties.” So many wonders you can operate with a couple of Su-24s, decent sat intel, decent ground intel, and political will.

And then the bigger bang, not a whimper; the larger-than-life ridicule enveloping that tentacular industrial-military-security-intel complex that wastes 1.3 trillion a year.

Oct 03 20:54

When Insulting the Police is a "Crime"

snip: Allen insisted that Smith had written his comments with the purpose of “intimidating” the bold and valiant paladins of public order who patrol the forbidding streets of Arena, Wisconsin – two square miles inhabited by about 800 people whose ethnic homogenity makes the Osmond family look like the United Colors of Benetton.

Now, I grant that no amount of body armor adequate to protect the uniquely vulnerable egos of police officers who are targeted for abuse and ridicule. This is why we are told that growing – and still woefully inadequate – public criticism of law enforcement is nothing less than a “war on police,” and that high-profile criticism of cops is akin to ISIS-caliber terrorism.

Oct 03 20:31

Rats surrender in droves. Syria war to be over in months.

Roughly seven hundred armed militants and criminals surrendered themselves to the local authorities in the Syrian Daraa Governorate that is situated next to the border with Jordan in the last two days.

Oct 03 20:17

‘Stop funding ISIS’: Protesters accuse British govt of financing terror groups

Hundreds of activists marched in London on Sunday to protest against British involvement in Syria and Iraq, with many accusing the government of funding terrorist groups.
The activists, many of whom are Iraqi Kurds, accused the British government of supporting the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) by providing training and arms to Syrian rebels, many of whom are affiliated with the terrorist group.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/05/newly-declassified-u-s-governme...

Oct 03 20:14

France admits it directly supplied arms to Syrian “rebels”

President François Hollande confirmed in a Le Monde interview on August 19 that France has been directly supplying arms to the “rebels” of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in its proxy war to remove the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. This came ahead of the recent US decision to intervene militarily in Syria, ostensibly to crush the Islamic State (IS) opposition militia operating in Iraq and Syria.

French imperialism has been arming Syrian Islamist opposition forces since at least the spring of 2013.

Oct 03 20:12

Turkey and Saudi Arabia alarm the West by backing Islamist extremists the Americans had bombed in Syria

Turkey and Saudi Arabia are actively supporting a hardline coalition of Islamist rebels against Bashar al-Assad’s regime that includes al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, in a move that has alarmed Western governments.

Oct 03 20:09

Israel Supports Syrian Al Qaeda Rebels including the Islamic State (ISIS). UN Report

A report submitted to the United Nations Security Council by UN observers in the Golan Heights over the past 18 months shows that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have been in regular contact with Syrian rebels, including Islamic State (ISIS) militants.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/07/israeli-military-admits-to-supp...

Oct 03 19:58

How The US Helped To Create Al Qaeda and ISIS

by Garikai Chengu

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

Lest we forget, the CIA gave birth to Osama Bin Laden and breastfed his organization during the 1980?s. Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told the House of Commons that Al Qaeda was unquestionably a product of Western intelligence agencies. Mr. Cook explained that Al Qaeda, which literally means an abbreviation of “the database” in Arabic, was originally the computer database of the thousands of Islamist extremists, who were trained by the CIA and funded by the Saudis, in order to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan.

Oct 03 18:08

The Machine is not Your Friend

They can’t grow their food, mend a garment, build a shelter or read the weather from the signals in the sky. But they will justify this impotence by claiming that modern technology frees them up to pursue more meaningful activities. Like what? Mounting a camera to your hat and filming the sad emptiness that is urban living? Now there is an evolutionary leap forward.

The creators of these myriad devices, which dominate the human-built world, will claim that they are designed to save you time and money and exertion. But their real purpose is to turn you into a product addict - and to reap obscene profits while doing so. How else does one explain lines of people camping out to buy a slightly better phone than the one they bought a year earlier? At least they can now video each other with their GoPros as they shiver in their sidewalk lunacy.

Oct 03 13:49

Putin and Obama's UN Showdown Helps Expose Obama's Treasonous Lies Protecting ISIS

The overt aggression in February 2014 of Hillary’s NGO-led coup in Kiev overthrowing the democratically elected Ukrainian president at Russia’s border violated and defied all international law regarding the sovereignty of nations. The imperialistic US Empire was chomping at the bit to gain full Black Sea access by stealing Russia’s naval base in Sevastopol. But Putin strategically outmaneuvered the Obama neocons by Crimea electing to be annexed by Russia as it had been for centuries earlier. Though it was clearly the US that was the foreign invader violently triggering another regime change, the feds began their nonstop attack demonizing Putin as the global villain ushering the latest installment of cold war II complete with a nuclear first strike contingency plan.

Oct 03 12:37

Carly Fiorina calls for WW3: Enforce no-fly zone over Syria & take down Russian jets if needed!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Carly!

Oct 03 12:35

CNN Blunder The US and ISIS are working together in Syria

Oct 03 12:34

High electric rates, frequent outages — fed up customers pull smart meters

Last week hundreds of customers removed their smart meters in protest of high electricity costs, almost double of last month’s, and frequent outages.

Oct 03 11:31

Moscow says 600 militants have fled Syria amid Russian airstrikes

Russia says its airstrikes on positions of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Syria have forced about 600 militants to leave and head to Europe.

Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov, a senior Russian General Staff official, made the remarks in a statement released on Saturday to sum up the outcome of Moscow’s three days of airstrikes in Syria.

"Our intelligence shows that militants are leaving areas under their control. Panic and desertion have started in their ranks," he said, adding, “Some 600 mercenaries have abandoned their positions and are trying to find their way into Europe.”

Oct 03 11:07

Pentagon’s Top Cabalists Resigning; Exceptionalist Unipolar World is Dead

Top Pentagon officials overseeing the events in Ukraine and Syria have resigned, or are planning to leave their posts, as early as next month.

The falling out came as soon as Obama could not contain Putin’s Syrian Grand Checkmate anymore.

Oct 03 11:06

Firefighters’ Union Backs Away From Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

The International Association of Fire Fighters, one of the country’s more politically powerful unions, has abandoned its initial plans to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, according to union sources.

Oct 03 11:04

BEX Alert!!! - "Merkel: Iran’s stance on Israel ‘unacceptable’"

The German leader acknowledged that the Holocaust casts a shadow across the relationship between Germany and Israel, and said that she herself feels personal responsibility toward the Jewish state. As such, she said, she was conscious of her own efforts to maintain good ties between Jerusalem and Berlin.

“Israel’s security was and is a very important matter for every German chancellor – and so it will be in the future, too,” Merkel stated. “My statement must be understood in a very comprehensive way. It is frequently reduced to the military aspect, but it refers to an entirely fundamental commitment to Israel’s security. We are certainly not neutral.”

The chancellor also acknowledged — and lamented — the poor image that Israel has in Germany, and was fiercely critical of any comparison between Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians and the Nazis’ determination to eradicate the Jewish people.

Oct 03 11:00

Obama warns Russia's Putin of 'quagmire' in Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels will suck Moscow into a "quagmire," after a third straight day of air raids in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if anyone knows about getting stuck in quagmires, it is the United States!

Seriously, we are hearing comments from the neo-con warhawks of trapping Russia into a repeat of Charlie Wilson's war in Afghanistan. But the situation is different. IN Afghanistan, the US Government succeeded in concealing their hand in the conflict from the American people and thus faced no domestic opposition. Today is quite different. The American people know what the government is doing. More importantly, the American people know the real reasons why the US Government is doing what they are doing. The American people are tired of war and domestic opposition is rapidly building.

If one seeks an historical precedent with which to predict what will happen in Syria, one would be better advised to recall Vietnam. Public opposition to the war was strong, despite the underhanded tricks of the FBI. And indeed Russia announced some years back that if the US went into Syria (or Iran) the Russian strategy was to draw the US into a long war of attrition, just like Vietnam. And indeed the strategy will work. The US is already weakened from 12 years of wars. The US economy hovers at the edge of collapse. Stockpiles of military supplies have been drawn down. The US military forces are exhausted. Current US weapons are costly but provably ineffective.

Russia in contrast has less costly but more effective weapons, and they have not been waging wars across the globe. Hence their forces are rested and stockpiles high. Russia's economy, while battered following the US oil-price attack and sanctions, remains resilient. If the UDS is foolish enough to get into a proxy war with Russia in Syria or anywhere else, the US will not win, and worse, resort to nuclear arms when they finally admit they are losing.

Oct 03 10:35

Stabbing Attack Kills 1, Wounds 4 in Jerusalem's Old City

One person was killed and four others were wounded in an attack in the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday. Israeli security forces shot and killed the man identified as the terrorist.

According to paramedics, a man and a woman in their 40s were in critical condition, a young woman was seriously wounded and a two-year-old toddler suffered light wounds. They were evacuated to Jerusalem-area hospitals where they are receiving medical care.

(Note: We in the USA patiently wait for the U.N. to announce its demands that Israel enact stricter "Knife Control" Laws)

Oct 03 10:28

CIA Interventions in Syria: A Partial Timeline

what is galling is US taxpayers paid for this thru debt, the CIA funding, and the War on Drugs (supplied by CIA competitors)

Oct 03 10:23

Loretta Lynch: government shouldn't require reports of people killed by police

Attorney general Loretta Lynch says the federal government should not require police to report fatal shootings of civilians, sharply diverging from her predecessor Eric Holder’s stance on police killings.

In a conversation with NBC journalist Chuck Todd on a range of criminal justice issues, Lynch said on Thursday that she does not support a federal mandate to report people killed by police.

“One of the things we are focusing on at the Department of Justice is not trying to reach down from Washington and dictate to every local department how they should handle the minutia of record keeping, but we are stressing to them that these records must be kept,” she said at the Washington Ideas Forum, hosted by AtlanticLIVE and the Aspen Institute.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, Madam Attorney General, but have you gone absolutely, barking mad to make such a statement, when so many African-Americans have been brutalized and killed by the police?!?

Yes, we need to create better community/police relationships; but that needs to be done hand in had with reporting fatal shootings of ALL civilians.

And your observation that "the small size of the average police department could make record-keeping difficult." is complete codswallop.

Madam Attorney General, these police departments are not tallying their numbers with an abacus; they are using computers, which makes the process more rapid, and efficient, than ever before.

To the families of every person illegally killed by a police officer, having made this statement, you do not appear at all to be on the side of American justice, which you have taken an oath to uphold; you appear to be in league with those who would rather cover this up, and erase it from America's collective memory.

That is truly unfortunate.

Oct 03 10:14

Marginalizing the Momentum of the BDS Movement

snip: Despite the reference to “the Jewish state,” the territory controlled by the government of Israel contains more Arabs than Jews–though most of the Arabs are excluded from political participation. Why does only activism in support of Israel’s disenfranchised majority, and not the defenders of Israel’s system of ethnic apartheid, prompt questions of campus bias in the New York Times?

Oct 03 10:13

As Syria Reels, Israel Looks to Expand Settlements in Golan Heights

There is a building boom quietly underway in this little kibbutz, the first established after Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 war.

Stone utility enclosures mark sites where a few dozen homes will soon break ground. A fallow field is slated to become, next year, a new neighborhood called Banim Bonim, Hebrew for Children Build. Near the ring road Doron Bogdanovsky, the kibbutz secretary-general, has plans approved for 100 more families to settle over the next decade.

“If a living organism does not have new blood all the time, he is going to die,” Mr. Bogdanovsky, 65, said as he showed off the kibbutz, which has a waiting list because it cannot build quickly enough.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israelis have never wanted, and do not want, peace with the Palestinians; they want territory, and by any means necessary.

This is why we may well see an Israeli attack to claim more of this area, as Syria is rocked by war.

Oct 03 10:09

Yemeni man denied apology from US for drone strike that killed his family

Faisal bin Ali Jaber came to recognize that in his case, justice was not realistic. The most he could hope for from the American government that killed his family in a drone strike was an apology, much as the families of two wrongfully killed westerners received from Barack Obama.

But the answer came on Wednesday from the Justice Department: no.

Earlier this week, Jaber, a 57-year old Yemeni man, had offered to drop a federal lawsuit he filed in June, which sought to establish that the 29 August 2012 drone strike – which killed Jaber’s brother-in-law and nephew – was unlawful.

He already had reason to believe his family was collateral damage of US drone strikes in Yemen, the open secret of US counter-terrorism. He had received a cash payment of $100,000 in sequential bills from a Yemeni official – condolence payments that the US occasionally sends to relatives of people mistakenly killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this is why people in the Middle East hate our guts; it is not for our "freedom and democracy", but the way in which the US government methodically assassinates thoroughly innocent people, and takes no moral responsibility for it.

There is a Biblical injunction: "that which you sow, you shall also reap." What the US government,and military, are reaping around the Middle East, and a lot of the rest of the world, is sheer, spleen-curdling anger for the US government's hubristic arrogance, misuse of military power, and complete lack of moral accountability.

Unlike those swell movies about World War II, where Americans could see themselves as "the good guys", working hard to take out the wicked Japanese and Germans, right now, the US government has completely abandoned any semblance of a moral core, and has embraced the acquisition of private profit as THE ONLY value to be pursued.

And that, of course, will be pursued through the might of the US military in bombing countries which don't agree with that into submission, or installing repressive, puppet regimes which live lavish lifestyles, and concurrently keep a lid on the festering anger of people due to the grinding poverty in which they are forced to live.

I'm no prophet or clairvoyant (if I were, I'd be playing the stock market or betting on the ponies!); but there is one thing of which I can almost assure you. These wars of aggression ultimately, may not go well for the United States of Avarice,and there will be some intense consequences for this country, at every level.

Oct 03 10:09

TIGTA: IRS Improperly Withheld Information From Taxpayer FOIA Requests 12% Of The Time

TIGTA is required to conduct periodic audits to determine whether the IRS properly denied written requests for taxpayer information pursuant to FOIA § 552(b)(7) and I.R.C. § 6103. The overall objectives of this audit were to determine whether the IRS improperly withheld information requested by taxpayers in writing, based on FOIA exemption (b)(3), in conjunction with I.R.C. § 6103, and/or FOIA exemption (b)(7) or by replying that responsive records were not available. Specifically, this included determining whether the IRS had adequate and effective policies and procedures to ensure that all of these requests were processed timely and that information was not improperly withheld. In addition, TIGTA determined whether IRS disclosure officers erroneously disclosed sensitive taxpayer information when responding to written FOIA, Privacy Act, or I.R.C. § 6103 information requests.

Oct 03 10:09

Media Coverage Is ‘a Sort of Advertisement to Mass Murder’

attention-starved mentally-ill people seeking their 15 seconds of fame?

Oct 03 10:07

US to Consider All Options for Possible Russian Attack on Syrian Opposition

One word.MORONS!

According to US media reports, Pentagon is weighing the use of military force to protect US-trained opposition fighters.

Oct 03 10:05

Russian Navy Positions off Coast of Syria's Lattakia for Possible Cruise Attack on Militants

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources said that the Russian Navy has positioned three naval vessels off the Syrian coast of Lattakia in anticipation for their massive cruise missile assault on the militant groups that is likely to occur in the coming days.

Oct 03 09:55

Obama Rules Out Cooperation With Russia on Syria Strikes

In his first major comments on the Russian airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, President Obama condemned Russian involvement in the war as a “recipe for disaster,” ruling out cooperation with Russia on the strikes and saying that there would continue to be tensions between the two nations.

In the first couple of days of Russian airstrikes the US was seen sending a number of mixed signals on the matter, mostly centering around questions about whether Russia was striking ISIS or striking pro-US factions. Obama insisted today, ironically in the wake of Russia attacking obvious ISIS targets around Raqqa, that the Russians don’t distinguish their targets at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, are you totally unable to see the degree to which the US government has been hooked by Putin's "Ropa Dopa" move?

I understand you are a chess player; unfortunately, due to reasons most likely due to hubris, you cannot see the larger game into which Putin has trapped you.

At this point, Syria is very likely to turn into the US's new Viet Nam: congratulations, Mr. President and Administration, for NOT having seen this coming.

And THIS, sir, will be your "legacy" the American people will remember.

Oct 03 09:50

Pfizer Raised Prices on 133 Drugs This Year, And It's Not Alone

A single, 5,000 percent price hike on an anti-parasitic drug made by Turing Pharmaceuticals garnered national media attention. But it’s just one of hundreds of smaller price increases drug companies make in the U.S. each year, a tactic the industry uses to generate more revenue from older medications.

Oct 03 09:43

Syrian government invites Russia to send in ground troops to protect Assad regime from ISIS

The Syrian government formally invited the Russians on Friday to send in troops to save their tottering dictator from the murderous Islamic State militants.

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said dropping bombs, which Moscow has already been doing for three days, is not enough.

“Terrorism cannot be fought only from the air, and all of the previous operations to combat it have only served its spread and outbreak,” al-Moallem said at the United Nations General Assembly.

“Airstrikes are useless unless they are coordinated with the Syrian Arab army, the only force to combat terrorism,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see how Putin responds to this request for ground troops, and the timing of that response.

Oct 03 09:34

Chris Harper Mercer was discharged from Army, Pentagon confirms

Chris Harper Mercer, the Umpqua Community College shooting suspect, was in basic training with the U.S. Army in South Carolina for one month in 2008, before the Army discharged him.

“A review of Army records indicate that Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer was in service at Ft. Jackson, S.C., from 5 November-11 December 2008 but discharged for failing to meet the minimum administrative standards to serve in the U.S. Army,” the Pentagon said in a news release, CNN reported Friday.

Oct 03 09:34

At Least 16 Killed At Afghan Hospital After U.S. Airstrike

An airstrike hit a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, killing at least 16 people in what the U.S. military called possible "collateral damage" in the battle to oust Taliban insurgents.

Frantic MSF staff phoned military officials at NATO in Kabul and Washington after the attack, and bombs continued to rain down near the medical facility for nearly an hour, one official from the aid group said.

At least 37 people were wounded and many patients and staff still missing, it added.

The U.S. military promised to investigate the incident, which could renew concerns over the use of its air power in the conflict.

Afghan government forces backed by U.S. air power have fought to drive the Taliban out of the northern provincial capital since the militants seized it six days ago, in the biggest victory of their near 14-year insurgency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suggest to Doctors Without Borders that you immediately cease and desist from all medical aid to Afghanis now, and evacuate your personnel from Afghanistan as quickly as humanly possible.

This may well not be the last time this happens, no matter what assurances you may get from US military personnel, because after a 14 year occupation, the US military is still losing to the Taliban.

Oct 03 09:31

Adolph Hitler vs. The Jewish Chronicle - Spot The Difference

Jews tend to complain that Hitler looked into their blood, dug into their family’s history, tracing Jewish genes sometimes even two or three generations back. I guess the Jewish Chronicle is no different, but it is far more thorough.

The uniquely horrid British Jewish outlet decided to look into Jeremy Corbyn's genetic ‘kosher credentials’. The headline: “Sorry to disappoint you, Mr Corbyn, but there's just no trace of your Jewish roots”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Judaism is a religion, not a gene!

Oct 03 09:24

ISIS jihadis OBLITERATED: Putin jets blast terrorist HQ in Syria with bunker-buster bombs

RUSSIAN bombers have OBLITERATED nine Islamic State (ISIS) outposts in just 24 hours as Vladimir Putin steps up his huge bombing campaign in Syria.

Oct 03 09:22

U.S. POLITICIANS ARE ASKED ABOUT SAUDI ATROCITIES... HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED NEXT

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney smiled and repeatedly said, “Nice to see you,” when I asked if he had any concerns about the Saudi Arabian-led bombing campaign in Yemen.

– From the Intercept article: U.S. Senators Hem and Haw on Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Abuses
Just in case you’re still confused as to why the Middle East is a flaming cauldron of death, destruction and chaos, Lee Fang provides you with some insightful observations from the self-proclaimed “leaders of the free world.”

From the Intercept:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US-enabled Saudi slaughter in Yemen is a proxy war against the Yemenite people, who had the gall to depose their US-sponsored puppet, Mansour Al-Hadi. And please remember; in the last election in Yemen, Al-Hadi's name was the only name on the ballot. "Democracy in action", right?!?

Now, let's talk about the wedding party assassinations, shall we?!? Is it not the US government and military giving the Saudis strike coordinates and intelligence for their airstrikes?!? What in the name of Heaven would cause the US government to want to have members of a wedding party extrajudicially assassinated?!?

A great PR triumph, that, Pentagon: way to go!!

And the upcoming crucifixion of the political dissident; does Obama secretly dream of being able to do this, right here in the United States?!? Maybe broadcast it on pay-per-view?!?

I would like to remind this administration that geopolitically, one is judged by the company one keeps. And the "company" of Saudi Arabia is company with one of the most blood-lust soaked, anti-democratic, repressive regimes on this planet.

This proxy war against Yemen may not go well; the country has been all but completely destroyed by the bombing of its entire infrastructure; schools, hospitals, commercial buildings, and houses.

That moment when a person has nothing left but their lives, and those lives do not seem be worth one heck of a lot, is the moment when the embracing of radicalism can become very attractive.

The late President John Kennedy said it best; "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

This is stark reality which both the House of Saud and the US government need to consider right now. Their collective actions have made a potentially negotiated settlement in the country virtually impossible.

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Oct 03 09:20

The Folly of Big Science Awards

The Nobel, along with the Dickson, Lasker-DeBakey, Canada Gairdner and other major awards, honors the scientists who are usually in the least need of recognition and funding, which squeezes out opportunities for other scientists.

More important, by emphasizing the importance of scientific breakthroughs — serendipitous occurrences that rely on decades of research — these prizes play down, and diminish, the way that great medical advances build on one another.

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Oct 03 09:17

O’Bomber: US Airstrike Obliterates Hospital in Afghanistan, Casualty Numbers Rising

Immediately after this story broke, US mainstream media propaganda kicked into high gear and falsely reported that the Afghan government security forces “have retaken the city”, even though this was a lie. Most likely this was leaked by NATO while they were assessing a counter measure. Soon reality set in and the US media were forced to admit that the US-led NATO operation had in fact lost Kunduz.

What the US did next will shock you...

As part of NATO’s counter assault, an US airstrike bombed a hospital, killing many of its staff, doctors and patients, so far killing 9 and wounding 37. Those numbers are expected to rise sharply in the next 48 hrs as team sift through the debris.

Despite having previously relayed their GPS location to US-NATO officials many days in advance of the recent fighting, Médecins Sans Frontières also revealed how the Americans’ relentless bombing of the hospital continued for 30 minutes AFTER it raised alarm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In a nutshell, the claim that Kunduz was retaken from the Taliban was a total lie, and to top it all off, the US bombed a "Doctors Without Border" hospital they had the GPS location for, continuing half an hour after the hospital called them and let them know they were hitting a friendly target.

Oct 03 09:07

BEX ALERT - Islamic State (ISIS) Claims Responsibility for Chris Mercer Harper Umpqua College Shooting

The Islamic State is crowing on social media, laying claim to the mass murder in Roseburg, Oregon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oct 03 09:04

EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS THREATENING HUMAN REPRODUCTION AND HEALTH

Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the first global reproductive health organization to take a stand on human exposure to toxic chemicals.

The opinion was written by obstetrician-gynecologists and scientists from the major global, US, UK and Canadian reproductive health professional societies, the World Health Organization and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

FIGO, which represents obstetricians from 125 countries and territories, published the opinion in theInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics on Oct. 1, 2015, just prior to its Oct. 4 to 9, 2015, world congress in Vancouver, BC, where more than 7,000 clinicians and scientists will explore global trends in women’s health issues.

Oct 03 09:04

Iraq Cuts Off Wages and Pensions to ISIS-Held Territory

In a very controversial move, the Iraqi government is reported to have cut off all payments, including retirement pensions and wages of state employees, in any territory currently held by ISIS. This cuts off all money flowing into roughly a third of the country.

Oct 03 09:03

Airstrikes in Syria aimed at protecting Russians from terrorism, says Russian PM

Russian military operation in Syria is aimed at protecting Russian citizens from terrorist threat, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday.

"We are protecting Russian people from terrorist threat because it is better to do this abroad than to fight terrorism within the country," Medvedev told Rossiya-24 TV channel in an interview.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once again, using the US' own propaganda back against it!

Oct 03 09:03

As Syria Reels, Israel Looks to Expand Settlements in Golan Heights

Golan Heights — There is a building boom quietly underway in this little kibbutz, the first established after Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 war.

Stone utility enclosures mark sites where a few dozen homes will soon break ground. A fallow field is slated to become, next year, a new neighborhood called Banim Bonim, Hebrew for Children Build. Near the ring road Doron Bogdanovsky, the kibbutz secretary-general, has plans approved for 100 more families to settle over the next decade.

“If a living organism does not have new blood all the time, he is going to die,” Mr. Bogdanovsky, 65, said as he showed off the kibbutz, which has a waiting list because it cannot build quickly enough.

Oct 03 09:02

Hillary Clinton is consistently late. And voters are noticing.

Friday, one hour after Hillary Clinton was scheduled to take the stage at the gym at Broward College here, Vikesh Patel and three of his classmates left without catching a glimpse of the Democratic front-runner in this key Florida county. She was running late from a fundraiser.

"We've been here since one o'clock," said Patel, who doesn't know much about Clinton but whose parents have followed her and her husband for decades.

He and his classmates were also going to work the rally into a paper for a speech class they're taking.

"I guess we'll have to go see someone else give a speech," Patel said.

In the back of the gym, another student, Nichole Zapata, was rethinking her decision to bring her grandmother to see Clinton speak.

"This is not a good impression," said Zapata, an undecided voter who plans to vote in 2016. "Hopefully she can win me over once she gets here, if she gets here. Not doing too good, though."

Oct 03 09:02

COPS RUPTURE HANDCUFFED MAN’S SPLEEN, LAUGH AT HIM, TAKE PICS AS HE LAY DYING AND BEGGING

A police sergeant and an officer were finally fired 14 months after surveillance video caught the officer violently kneeing a handcuffed man. After rupturing the man’s spleen, the officers ignored his pleas for medical attention for nearly two hours while laughing at him off-camera and later lying to investigators regarding the incident.

On August 12, 2014, Robert Liese was arrested for a $60 bar tab that he was unable to pay. While loading Liese into his patrol car, Orlando police officer Peter Delio allegedly kicked the handcuffed man in the stomach. Upset and injured after Delio left him handcuffed inside a jail cell, Liese headbutted the glass window on his cell door.

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So THIS is how Orland officers interpret the phrase "to protect and serve"?!?

The sadistic beating torture of a restrained man, by rupturing his spleen, is something that one would have expected from the STASI; the SAVAK; or the KGB; certainly NOT by an American policeman, but this has become a growing trend in this country.

Anyone planning a convention, or vacation time with the family, please pick another venue; going to Orlando can be very hazardous to your health. Residents of Orlando, please vote with your feet, and leave both the city and the state: the city, state, and police department no longer deserve your support, particularly in light of the fact that it took 14 months to bring these officers to justice.

One has to wonder if these men were trained by veterans of Abu Ghraib, or the IDF; unfortunately, the end result was the same.

Oct 03 09:00

Russian general reveals truth about 9 11

Oct 03 08:57

A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists

Keep mentioning the barrel bombs. Do not mention how their use was pioneered by the Israeli Air Force in 1948, and how they were used by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam in Operation Inferno in 1968. Keep repeating, “barrel bombs, barrel bombs” and stating with a straight face that the Syrian regime is using them “against its own people.” Against its own people. Against its own people. Against its own people.

* Keep mentioning “200,000.” (The UN estimates that 220,000 have been killed in the conflict since 2011.) Declare like you really believe it that this is the number of civilians the Syrian government of Bashar Assad has killed during the war. (Do not be concerned about any need to back the figure up. No one is ever going to call you on it publicly.)

Oct 03 08:53

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

Oct 03 08:48

"They're Hopping Mad In The US And Saudi Arabia": Russian Strikes In Syria Spark Epic Western Media Propaganda Blitz

For the US, portraying Russian airstrikes as supportive of a murderous regime and as an imminent threat to civilians is key, as it allows Washington to explain away the fact that the US and its allies haven’t coordinated their efforts with Moscow.

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Oct 03 08:43

Sorcha Faal... Internet Hoax Queen Courtesy of David Booth...

There is no such person as “Sorcha Faal, Russian academic” “Sorcha Faal” is actually David Booth, an American computer programmer “Sorcha” is alleged to be a Russian academic but there is absolutely no record of anyone with such a name in Russian academia. These periodic eruptions have absolutely no basis in any kind of fact or reality and are typical of the nonsense bespangling the internet. These reports, however, have a good deal of entertainment value. This idiocy is almost as funny as the Scientology cult babblings.

Oct 03 08:34

“The Lobby-That-Doesn’t-Exist”: Politicians and Pundits on Jewish Influence in France

There are few things as difficult to talk about as Jewish elites and Jewish ethnocentrism (which, translated into left-wing parlance, could be termed “Jewish privilege and Jewish racism”). For the French case, Paul-Éric Blanrue (see my previous article on his work) usefully documents the numerous cases in which various prominent figures and journalists have spoken of Jewish ethnocentrism or “the Jewish lobby.”

Oct 03 08:27

How to Enjoy Your Servitude!

snip: How would you even begin to explain the standardization of identity cards and passports to fall in line with international protocols for biometric data? Or the extrajudicial presidential kill list that “allows” the President of the US to kill anyone he wants anywhere in the world at any time? Or the construction of an international treaty for sharing your personal banking details amongst the OECD nations without your knowledge or consent? Or the creation of secret DNA databases from the blood samples collected from your newborn at birth, DNA databases that private companies claim to own and governments claim the right to administer? Or any of the million other infringements on basic personal liberties that would have been taken so much for granted 50 years ago that no one would have even thought to have articulated them, let alone protected them?

Oct 03 08:25

Flashback: U.S. Training Yields Only 60 Syria Rebels So Far, Carter Says

The U.S. has trained only 60 rebels to fight Islamic State in Syria, falling far behind its goal of building a capable local ground force, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.

Oct 03 08:21

Obama claims Russian airstrikes ‘strengthening ISIS’

The US president has slammed Russian airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, going as far as to accuse Moscow of making ISIS stronger by decapacitating the “moderate folks,” prepared by Washington to stitch the country back together once Syria falls.

Oct 03 08:18

On Cue, Israel Suddenly Claims to Uncover “First Suspected ISIS Cell”

By Bernie Suarez

In a bizarre announcement no doubt designed to coincide with Russia’s bombing campaign against ISIS, Israel now claims they suddenly “uncovered” the “first suspected ISIS cell” in Israel well over one year since the ISIS show began, during which time ISIS has remarkably never attacked Israel.

Unfortunately for Israel it’s well known throughout the world that not only is Israel one of the primary players behind ISIS but that ISIS will show up anywhere in the world, except Israel...

Oct 03 08:17

Video shows the bombed Kunduz hospital which claimed 50 lives

A US army spokesman said the strike "may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility" and that the incident was under investigation.

Oct 03 08:14

Medics 'Rang Washington' As US Bombed Hospital

Medecins Sans Frontieres frantically phoned NATO and Washington as bombs rained down on its staff working in an Afghanistan hospital.

The agency has said at least 16 of its aid workers have been killed - and a further 19 were among the 37 seriously wounded - when the trauma centre was hit during the US strike.

America has admitted it may have killed a number of medics during the air raid in Kunduz, despite being told several times where their hospital was located.

Oct 03 08:07

Russian Air Force decimating terrorist command centers, bunkers, camps, workshops – Defense Ministry

Quite a contrast! Russia bombs the US funded,armed and trained terrorists into oblivion while the US bombs hospitals! Russia does surgical strikes while the USAF kills surgeons,patients and medical staff!

Surgical airstrikes by Russian fighter jets have knocked out a number of Islamic State installations in Syria, including the battle headquarters of a jihadist group near Raqqa, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

“Over the past 24 hours, Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-24M fighter jets have performed 20 sorties and hit nine Islamic State installations,” Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, reported.

Oct 03 07:55

9 MSF staff, 7 patients killed in suspected US airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan

Typical mass murder by the United States Military. Over and over again the US Military commits the most horrible warcrimes.
The Russians under Putin kill terrorists(funded by the US),The US Military bombs hospitals,schools,wedding parties ECT.,ECT.,ECT.!
As an American I am ashamed at what horrible country this has become!

A hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz has been hit and partially destroyed in an overnight “aerial attack” that killed at least nine Medecins Sans Frontieres staff. NATO has admitted a US airstrike may have caused accidental “collateral damage.”

Follow LIVE UPDATES on suspected US bombing of hospital in Kunduz

US forces conducted an airstrike in Kunduz at 2:15am on Saturday, said NATO coalition spokesman Colonel Brian Tribus.

“The strike may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility,” he said. “This incident is under investigation.”

Oct 03 07:49

Israel privatises child on the basis of hearsay

Marianne Azizi describes how an Israeli woman’s quest for state assistance resulted in her son being taken away from her on the basis of hearsay, and both her and her son being denied their rights.

Oct 03 07:36

Chris Mercer "Media saying White Supremacist" Truth is Half Black, but not one single picture of his black mom taken.

The government and media has to stay by their 'created' dialog about Chris Mercer. In fact there must be an unsaid pact to keep that narrative going. Why, do I say that. There are many pictures of Chris Mercer's white father but not one picture of his mother on the internet. Why is that? Because she is black.

I have a real problem with the slanted information about the shooting. The public is not being told the whole truth. It is having to fit into a narrative that is contrived. Is it any wonder I question every single thing that happens? When I see we are not being given all the information about an event and people involved and things are being hidden, I then doubt all the facts.

Oct 03 07:28

Cartoon Tragically Reveals How Obama Has Transformed The USA

It was the middle of the night in Washington, D.C.—the early morning of September 30, 2015, in Iraq—when a three-star Russian general walked into the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, announced that Russian jets would soon begin airstrikes in Syria, and demanded that the United States stop flying combat missions in the country.

Oct 03 07:27

Meme Exposes Bernie Sanders Supporters Ignorance of Economics

For someone who rails almost daily against big money in politics, Bernie Sanders has suddenly become pretty good at getting it.
In the past three months, the independent senator from Vermont pulled in $26 million for his Democratic campaign for president. That’s several millions more than he’s raised from donors during his entire 26-year congressional career, and nearly as much as the $28 million haul of front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Oct 03 06:58

Holocaust Survivor Shares Amazing Story Of Kindness In A Concentration Camp

A woman came to the podium saying she was a psychiatrist living in Marseille, France. She said she had something to give to Christophe on stage.
The woman came up and placed a piece of chocolate in Christophe's hand and said, "I am the baby."
Note: More holocau$t. Does anyone believe this bullshit!

Oct 03 06:46

As .01% face extinction: Scrooge, Darth Vader, Professor Snape offer advice to their minions

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

4-minute video of Darth Vader’s choice to serve love, family, and community rather than vicious psychopathic hatred:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATJaT8P6mSE

For those involved in support of US government-sponsored disinformation and massive crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions of the 99%’s dollars, I invite you to consider the quality of human relationships you wish to work for in creating your/our future.

National security and a brighter future is not a function of fear, manipulation, and psychopathic control. Our best security follows cooperation, justice under the law, dignity, and freedom. Surely you recognize that all promised natural rights in America are now gone, and the 99.99% are herded by the .01% as their work animals. The slaughter to which we are herded:

Unlawful and lie-began wars,

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Oct 03 05:22

Peter Schiff: We're In Deep Economic Shit!

Oct 03 03:45

Putin’s Global Game Changer

Contrary to the expectations of many experts who were predicting a “second Munich” from Vladimir Putin in New York, the Russian president made no grandiose proclamations during his address to the UN General Assembly. In fact, he was outwardly far milder than one might have imagined. By comparison, Obama’s emotional speech, which was replete with strident but unsubstantiated claims, seemed sad, and occasionally even comical. For example, there was a passage about the ouster of Assad, but then less than a day later the US position flip-flopped …

Oct 03 03:26

Hillary Offers Syria a Libyan-Iraqi-Style Paradise

Americans may find Syria a bit confusing. David Petraeus, sainted hero, has proposed arming al Qaeda, organized devil. Vladimir Putin, reincarnated Hitler, is bombing either ISIS or al Qaeda or their friendly democratic allies, but he shouldn’t be because he’s against overthrowing the Syrian government, also run by Hitler living under the name Assad. Hillary Clinton, liberal socialist, wants to create a no-fly zone, but wouldn’t that make it hard to bomb all the scary Muslims? Wait, are we against Assad or the scary Muslims or both?

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