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Sep 08 10:01

SECRET PROGRAM GAVE CIA ‘UNFILTERED ACCESS’ TO GERMAN COMMUNICATIONS

The United States Central Intelligence Agency had direct and unfiltered access to telecommunications data exchanged between German citizens, according to a new document that has surfaced in the German press. The program, codenamed GLOTAIC, was a collaboration between the CIA and Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service, known as BND. According to German newsmagazine Der Spiegel, which revealed the existence of the program last week, it lasted from 2004 to 2006. During those years, the CIA was given access to telephone and fax data carried by US telecommunications provider MCI Communications, which is owned by Verizon. The US-headquartered company owns a network switching facility in the German city of Hilden, located 10 miles east of Düsseldorf near the country’s border with Holland.

Sep 08 10:00

Experimental GMO Wheat Crop Fails to Deter Pests

Biotech’s claims that genetically modified crops are more resistant to bugs seem to be dismissed like yesterday’s pastries, especially when their crops so obviously fail to deliver on the promise. So why are farmers still planting GM seed?

In a recent biotech debacle, a UK-based biotech company wasted over $5 million on an experimental GM wheat trial.

Sep 08 09:59

Video of the Day – Three Former U.S. Treasury Secretaries and a Facebook Executive Laugh About Income Inequality

If there was ever a “let them eat cake” moment in modern American history, this is it.

Earlier this year, at 2015’s Milken Institute Global Conference, Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, was moderating a panel with three former U.S. Treasury Secretaries. The topic of income inequality was raised, and they all burst out laughing. The biggest uproar came from the man who orchestrated the 2008 banker bailouts, former Goldman Sachs CEO, Hank Paulson, as Sandberg enthusiastically claps her hands like a privileged, primped out Panem aristocrat. To the right of Hank is Clinton puppeteer Robert Rubin, and all the way to the left, Timmy Geithner.

You have to see it, to believe it:

Sep 08 09:22

The ISIS Conspiracy: Origins (Part 1)

Published on Aug 31, 2015

In the first part of a series, Brandon Martinez of Non-Aligned Media unravels the murky origins of ISIS and unveils how the group's meteoric rise in Iraq and Syria is a continuation of US psychological warfare designed to facilitate the Zionist-Neocon agenda of toppling seven sovereign Middle Eastern and North African States.

Part 2 on the US-Israeli-Saudi nexus behind ISIS coming soon...

Sep 08 09:09

Human Rights Applies to All

It’s no fun to be put in your place. It’s all the worse if you’re a big shot. Take it from the fly on the wall who watched it happen to the Asian Development Bank, the bagmen for Japanese bribes to Asian Security Council members.

Sep 08 08:51

Colin Powell has no credibility to judge Iran accord: Analyst

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has no credibility to judge Iran’s nuclear program since he supported the decision to invade Iraq under a false pretext during the administration of George W. Bush, a political commentator in New York City says.

Sep 08 08:33

GERMANY TO SPEND 6 BILLION EUROS ON MIGRANT CRISIS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany would ensure that migrants who need protection receive it, but those from countries where they aren’t in danger will have to leave. Mark Kelly reports.

Sep 07 23:34

Corruption in Palestine: A Self-Enforcing System

81% of the Palestinians living under Israeli occupation rank the problem of corruption second only to the occupation itself. Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Tariq Dana analyzes the systems and actors involved, arguing that corruption is a structural problem with longstanding political roots that cannot be tackled through adopting codes of conduct and other technical solutions.

Sep 07 20:08

Trump Surges Past "Almost Apologetic" Hillary As Presidential Front-Runner, Latest Poll Shows

Despite the liberal media spinning Hillary's non-apology as bringing her closer to the American public, it appears her presidential campaign took another shot to the chest this weekend. Not only does Bernie Sanders keep rising in the polls, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton head-to-head, garnering 45% support versus 40% of his Democratic rival, according to a new national poll.

Sep 07 16:52

Vote to Oust Boehner?

Sep 07 16:06

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

The refugee chaos that is now pushing deep into Europe – dramatized by gut-wrenching photos of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey – started with the cavalier ambitions of American neocons and their liberal-interventionist sidekicks who planned to remake the Middle East and other parts of the world through “regime change.”

Sep 07 15:48

Fox News Doesn’t Get it, Blames Russia for Refugee Crisis in EU

DC has lost it....totally!

There is one thing Fox News has learned to do well over the years — that's to blame Russia for all the bad stuff that happens in the world. The Syrian war breaks out — quick to blame the Russians, the US government organized a coup in Ukraine — of course the Russians were behind it, the channel screams. What's next, Fox News? Perhaps the Russians also started the Ebola virus or were behind the extinction of the dinosaurs?

This time, it was no different after Fox News decided to tackle the refugee crisis in Europe. KT McFarland, a Fox News National Security Analyst invited to talk on the issue, was quick to blame… that's right, none other than Russian President Vladimir Putin for creating the refugee crisis in Europe.

Sep 07 15:44

AN OPEN LETTER TO ANGELA MERKEL

Through both your actions and your deliberate silence, you have helped to engineer the mutual tragedy of this refugee migration - a disaster now being compounded by phony refugees piggybacking along with the real refugees. You know this true, but you won't dare say it for that might bring to light the fact that Israelis are the preeminent human traffickers in world history.

Sep 07 15:19

Palestine: The end or a new beginning?

Alan Hart says the future of the Palestinian cause depends on whether there are enough diaspora Palestinians who care enough to become politically engaged to rebuild their national institutions on democratic principles and standards of accountability.

Sep 07 14:45

Corbyn and challenges to political power

Noam Chomsky and other serious critics on the left often have to contend with dismissals from opponents (including most in our political and media elites) that they are conspiracy theorists, or “anti-American” and “anti-West”.

Sep 07 14:17

The G20 summit: A spectacle of political bankruptcy

The meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers held in Ankara, Turkey over the weekend underscored the inability of the major capitalist powers to initiate any measures to halt the recessionary forces overtaking the world economy. Rather than a proposal for concerted action, the official communique was a public relations exercise aimed at masking the acuteness of the crisis and the impotence of the economic and financial authorities.

Sep 07 13:16

‘You want to be in America, speak American,’ Sarah Palin tells immigrants

Another slam-dunk for American politics was offered up courtesy of master diplomat Sarah Palin. The Alaska governor praised opponent Jeb Bush for his Spanish skills, but confessed she’d rather the general population “speak American.”

Sep 07 13:13

This Labour Day, Plan to Elect a New Government

Labour Day has a long and significant history in our country. And as people get ready to enjoy a day off with family or friends, it's import we don't lose sight of why we celebrate this day each year.

More than just a holiday, Labour Day is a reminder of the struggles and victories of working people across the country.

Sep 07 12:31

Why Murdoch Pushes for War

Israel Grants Oil Rights in Syria to Murdoch and Rothschild

Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights, to Genie Energy. Major shareholders of Genie Energy – which also has interests in shale gas in the United States and shale oil in Israel – include Rupert Murdoch and Lord Jacob Rothschild. This from a 2010 Genie Energy press release:

Claude Pupkin, CEO of Genie Oil and Gas, commented, “Genie’s success will ultimately depend, in part, on access to the expertise of the oil and gas industry and to the financial markets. Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch are extremely well regarded by and connected to leaders in these sectors. Their guidance and participation will prove invaluable.”

Sep 07 11:33

Taxpayers Forced to Pick Up Tab for War Profiteer KBR

By John Galt

Among the many notorious war profiteers ... um, federal contractors, Kellogg Brown & Root (spun off from Halliburton) has long been cited for fiscal misconduct and a range of health, environmental and human rights violations.

So who has to pay for their malfeasance?...

Sep 07 11:10

As Sanders Leads in NH Poll, Senator Says Clinton Campaign's 'Getting Nervous'

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he thinks the Hillary Clinton campaign is "getting nervous about the kind of energy and enthusiasm our campaign is bringing forth."

A pair of new NBC News/Marist polls released Sunday shows how that enthusiasm is continuing to cli

Sep 07 11:03

‘UK parliament has to consider Netanyahu arrest petition for debate’

The UK parliament will have to consider a petition for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Britain since the number of its signatures has crossed well above the 100,000 mark needed for a parliamentary debate.

Sep 07 10:09

British Prime Minister David Cameron is pressing for military strikes

British Prime Minister David Cameron is pressing for military strikes against Islamic State in Syria within a month, according to senior sources. The leader is also reportedly prepared to accept 15,000 refugees from the war-torn nation.

Senior officials told the Sunday Times that Cameron has ordered aides to devise a plan to tackle the migrant crisis.

Sep 07 10:02

Obama Marks Labor Day With New Order Expanding Paid Sick Leave

President Barack Obama on Monday will issue an executive order expanding paid sick leave for federal contract employees and call on Congress to pass similar legislation, marking Labor Day with a speech at a morning rally in Boston, Massachusetts, where voters recently approved a more worker-friendly policy.

Sep 07 09:29

BEX ALERT - “Hillary panic” is spreading: Can she fend off Bernie, those stupid emails and that deepening sense of doom?

It’s not entirely fair to say that Clinton’s current moment of crisis is self-inflicted, and indeed the situation is so murky that it’s not entirely clear this is a crisis, in political terms, rather than a somewhat predictable if angsty hiccup near the beginning of a long campaign. I seem to recall that she is related to someone whose political death knell was sounded repeatedly, and who displayed a Dracula-like aptitude for clawing his way out of the tomb. But one aspect of the distorting effect that both Hillary Clinton and her husband have on the political environment is the way they attract all kinds of bad stuff, which then sticks to them and cannot easily be scraped off. They’re like human magnets for evil thoughts and evil deeds, covered with Velcro and coated in molasses.

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This is the start of a campaign by Hillary's supporters to declare the email scandal a non-crisis and consign it to the dim and murky history of ... last week. Hillary's protectors said the same thing about the Cattle Futures trades that started her fortune. "It's ancient history; let us focus on the future!" They said the same thing about the murder of White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster. They said the same thing about the Clinton links to the Iran/Contra gun and drug-running operation from Arkansas to Nicaragua. They said the same thing about Whitewater, Flowerwood, Castle Grande, Madison Guarantee, and the Arkansas Development Finance Authority being used to launder the CIA's proceeds from that operation (while trying to keep the focus on a stained blue dress). They said the same thing about the travel office firings, China-gate, Blood-gate, Hillary's vicious attacks on Bill Clinton's sexual victims, and Benghazi. Always it is, "That was yesterday. Forget it. Nothing to see. Stop living in the past!"

But our present was built in the past. And if that past was corrupt then so is the present.

The Hillary email scandal is not going away, in part because there may be larger scandals lurking behind it! The first is the now-documented fact that even as the US Governent insists that Al Qaeda and ISIS are our enemies in the War on Terror, the US was sending weapons from Libya to Syria to arm Al Qaeda and ISIS against Syria's legitimate government, using the consulate in Benghazi as the hub of the operation. The second scandal lurking behind Hillary's server might even be worse!

Back in 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for re-election, he authorized the transfer of highly sensitive technology to China. This technology had military applications and allowed China to close the gap in missile performance with the United States. The transfers were opposed and severely criticized by the Defense Department.

At the same time Bill Clinton was transferring this technology to China, huge donations began to pour into his re-election campaign from the US companies allowed to sell the technology to China, and from American citizens of Chinese descent. The fact that they were US citizens allowed them to donate to political campaigns, but it later emerged that they were acting as conduits for cash coming in from Asian sources, including Chinese Intelligence Agencies! The scandal became known as China-gate!

This establishes a history of the Clintons treating US secrets as their own personal property, selling them to raise money for campaigns.

Now then, let us consider a private email server with weak security, at least one known totally open access point, no encryption, and outside the control and monitoring systems of the US government, on which are parked many of the nation's most closely guarded secrets! It is already established that Hillary's email was hacked. One hacker named Guccifer provided copies of emails to Russia Today, which published them. Another hacker is reported to be offering 32,000 of Hillary's emails for the sum of $500,000. Security experts agree that Hillary's server had worse security than the Ashley Madison website!

Now, consider a charitable foundation owned by the Clintons (which actually does very little charitable work). Being a charitable foundation, it is allowed to accept "donations" from foreign sources, and roughly 40% of the cash that has poured into the Clinton Foundation has come from foreign sources. Many of those foreign sources received preferential treatment from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sufficient for attorney Larry Klayman to file a RICO lawsuit against the foundation (which as of last report was thrown out of court by a Clinton-appointed judge who refused to recuse himself over the obvious conflict of interest)!

Easy means of delivering secrets. Easy means of accepting payment!

This is a perfect setup to repeat the 1996 selling of secrets for cash. In other words, a perfect espionage operation, running out the US State Department, with the weak email server providing the secrets and a charitable foundation to accept and launder the payments! Hillary doesn't have to physically steal the files, the way Jonathan Pollard did. Hillary doesn't have to scratch an X on a mailbox, the way Aldrich Ames did. Hillary doesn't have to tape bundles of stolen documents underneath a park bridge, like Robert Hannsen did!

It is time to look past the small scandal of the private email server at what may be a far larger scandal hidden behind it!

Sep 07 09:17

NBC NEWS POLL: DONALD TRUMP DOMINATES AS JEB BUSH IMPLODES

Current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump maintains a strong lead in New Hampshire, while establishment pick Jeb Bush has steadily lost support in the early-voting Granite State, says the new NBC News/Marist poll.

Trump is 16 percentage points ahead of his closest competitor, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and has 28 percent of likely Republican voters backing him.

Dr. Ben Carson came in third place with 11 percent of the vote, while Bush dropped to fourth place at eight percent.

Bush has lost almost half his supporters in New Hampshire since July, when he was in second place behind Trump with 14 percent to Trump’s 21 percent. Since February’s, he’s lost almost two-thirds of his support, when he was at 18 percent.

Sep 07 09:03

Republican donors, strategists plot to take Trump down: Report

How can we stop Donald Trump? This is a question Republican Party donors and strategists have been asking themselves for weeks, a report says.

The GOP’s biggest donors are planning to invest scores of millions of dollars in a campaign to take Trump down, the New York Times reported.

Republican strategists and donors have gathered groups to launch a smear campaign against Trump and amassed dossiers on his previous support for universal health care and higher taxes, the Times report published on Friday said.

They have even discussed to establish a “super PAC” in order to convince conservative voters that the New York billionaire is not one of them.

But the big-money Republican network is also extremely worried that any concerted attack against Trump might backfire, given his tendency to counterattack viciously.

Sep 07 08:23

From This Point Forward, Christians Are Going To Be Banned From Holding Many Jobs In America

Christianity is being criminalized in the United States. No, I am not talking about the kind of Christianity that is so prevalent in America today where “Christians” just ignore what the Bible says and do whatever they wanted to do in the first place anyway.

Sep 06 20:20

Political Corruption Sanctioned by Mainstream Press?

What Hillary did was far more direct treason than what Edward Snowden was accused of. Even Snowden has come out and stated bluntly that others go to jail for what Hillary did. How can Hillary claim privacy when she and the Obama Administration have supported the grabbing of every email by the NSA? Why has the press not demanded the NSA turnover all the emails Hillary erased when they have everything?

Where in mainstream media is our Woodward & Bernstein? Are we totally lacking anyone in the media with the guts to do what they were supposed to do? We seem to be looking at more than just the corruption of politics, it has infected the media and downgraded everything to a biased slant. The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine has steered the press into a political tool for propaganda.

Sep 06 18:03

On Russian military interventions (or lack thereof)

My recent article about a possible Russian military intervention in the Syrian conflict triggered, amongst mostly rational reactions, a few angry and frustrated one from folks who were apparently disgusted with the Russian refusal to get militarily involved in Novorussia and Syria. Since such angry protests are also often echoed on other supposedly pro-Russian blogs and websites I think that it is worthwhile to address the substance of these criticisms once again. So let’s start with the basics:
The legal purpose of the Russian Armed Forces.

The Federal Law N61-F3 “On Defense”, Section IV, Article 10, Para 2 clearly states......

Sep 06 17:23

Alexis Tsipras faces shock election defeat as voters on course to punish Syriza at the ballot box

Greek voters are set to punish the government of prime minister Alexis Tsipras after polls show his hard-Left Syriza party is on course for a shock defeat in a general election later this month.

Mr Tsipras, who called a snap vote on August 20, has seen his party’s comfortable 15 point lead evaporate in just six weeks, putting the centre-right New Democracy in pole position to lead Greece's fifth government in just four years.

The ascendant conservatives - who support the bail-out and will keep the country in the euro at all costs - edged ahead of Syriza for the first time since May 2014 in two polls this week.

Sep 06 17:18

Voters in Labour leadership election have still not received ballot papers just days before the contest ends

Labour’s leadership contest is threatening to descend into chaos after it emerged that some supporters have still not received their ballot papers days before the result is announced.

Voting is due to close at midday on Thursday, however a former shadow Cabinet minister has warned that some of his friends have not yet received their voting forms.

Sep 06 17:05

Carriker Jury: “The law is wrong”

A Sedgwick County jury acquitted Kyler Carriker on the charge of felony murder, yesterday, after prosecutors Trinity Muth and Jennifer Amyx presented their case.

At the crux of Muth and Amyx’ argument was that the jury was required, by law, to deliver a guilty verdict for felony murder, if the state proved that Carriker arranged the drug deal that ultimately ended in Ronald Betts’ death.

However, the jury determined that Carriker could be guilty of arranging that deal, and still be innocent of felony murder.

Sep 06 16:32

Evidence of Clinton emailing Israel's Iranian attack plans to reporter ignored

The news coverage regarding the use by presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton of a non-government email system complete with private Internet server has placed other allegations of malfeasance or unlawful behavior by Clinton and her aides in the backseat of the campaign's "Scooby Doo" van, according to a former intelligence official with a specialization in Islamic terrorist groups, Lloyd Victor McKeller. Allegations that Mrs. Clinton, as Secretary of State, leaked classified data to one of her news media sycophants was ignored, while others who have done far less are sitting in jail cells.

Sep 06 15:53

Dogs of Western resentment bark as Chinese WWII parade passes

The importance for China of this coming Thursday’s parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in the Asia-Pacific cannot be overstated enough.

The parade rolling past Tiananmen Square officially celebrates the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. This is an extremely serious – and sensitive – business for 1.4 billion Chinese and the Chinese diaspora all across the world.

And once again, the West – displaying trademark cultural/historical insensitivity – has blown it. Beijing is carefully scrutinizing the diplomatic ramifications of shows and no-shows. Symbolically, absences speak volumes.

President Vladimir Putin will be in Beijing, as well as leaders of the four Central Asian ‘stans’ that are part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Sep 06 15:50

Sanctioned Terrorism

…we must fight sanctioned terrorism today.

What is left unmentioned and unrecognized in our collective psyche is the kind of terrorism that has been deliberately obfuscated: sanctioned terrorism or terrorism with a license – sanctions.

Shamelessly, even after sanctioned terrorism took the life of one million Iraqis, the UNSC licensed terrorism against Iran – sanctions, without any remorse for the lost lives of 1 million Iraqi victims of sanctioned terrorism and untold numbers or other victims across the globe.

The overall failure to identify and deliberately obfuscate this act of terrorism has enabled this premeditated act of terrorism to continue with impunity.The success of this deception is owed to controlling the narrative with complicity from the media.This has been so effective that even the victims of sanctioned terrorism fail to grasp that they are being subjected to terrorism.

Sep 06 15:47

Cameron rewards Israel super-stooge

A petition calling for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in London next week is nearing 100,000 signatures. If it reaches that magic figure it must be considered for debate in Parliament.

Sep 06 15:46

Terrorism is foundation of Israeli regime: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Israeli regime has been founded and continues to survive on terrorism.

President Rouhani made the remark at an international conference commemorating the Iranian victims of terrorism in the capital, Tehran, on Monday.

“This regime (Tel Aviv) began its work on the basis of intimidation, terror and occupation, and is continuing [to move on] the same anti-human path today,” Rouhani said.

In his keynote speech, the president also referred to Takfiri groups, including Daesh, Taliban and Boko Haram, as other sources of terrorism in the region.

Sep 06 15:44

Help Nail Netanyahu!

The cause of much misery and desperation in the Middle East is coming to London next week and a petition demands for the arrest of Netanyahu for war crimes…

Sep 06 15:44

Blowback on a NATO beach – Pepe Escobar

We’ve had it coming from the beginning.

And when it came, virtually the whole planet reacted with stunned silence. Sometimes it takes just a photograph to put a noxiously complex version of hell in perspective.

We’ve had it coming when the “we’re the new OPEC” Bush administration invaded, occupied and destroyed Iraq – creating the set-up for the establishment of Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

We’ve had it coming when the Petraeus surge bribed Sunnis to half-heartedly fight Al-Qaeda in Iraq – which then took its time to reorganize in the heart of the desert, change its name to Islamic State and plot a comeback.

We’ve had it coming when NATO, enthusiastically “led” by London and Paris, and allied with hardcore Salafi-jihadis, set out to duly “liberate” Libya into a failed state run by militias.

Sep 06 15:39

Global Chaos from a Zionist Jerusalem

Israeli warfare upon the global citizenry climaxed with a frontal assault against the US government, its president and the will of the people. Misguided political calculations emanating from out of the Israeli worldview was justified in the heart of Benjamin Netanyahu’s, the Zionist Jewry leader. Where, fears real, imagined and fabricated energized the Zionist “power of the purse”. Giving provision necessary to pour massive millions of dollars in their campaign to dismiss the global efforts of the Iranian P+5 nuclear agreement.

Sep 06 14:32

America’s Jewish communal upheaval

Lawrence Davidson examines the detrimental effects of Israel’s insistence that it is the national embodiment of the Jewish people on US Jews and Jewish bodies, many of which stigmatise any Jew who publicly criticises Israel.

Sep 06 14:02

Who are the Evildoers? — List of names

Introduction by Lasha Darkmoon

Are these really the most powerful people in the world? Or is there a shadowy group behind them, pulling their strings and exerting hidden pressures? According to Forbes magazine, 25-year-old singer Taylor Swift is the 64th most powerful person on the planet, not far behind the Queen of England. This is just not believable. So the question we need to ask ourselves is: Who are the puppet masters and who are the puppets?

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