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TORTURE/WAR CRIMES

Jun 23 10:33

THEY WERE ‘GRILLED ALIVE’: US GOVT EXPOSED RUNNING NAZI-LIKE TORTURE PROGRAM

A network of secretive prisons in southern Yemen provide the backdrop for the alleged barbaric acts allegedly carried out by forces from the U.S. and United Arab Emirates — many of those detention facilities remain hidden in plain sight.

That some of the covert prisons sit inside military bases might not be much of a shock, but others are located in ports, an airport, private villas, and even a nightclub — and all, according to the AP, remain untouchable by the embattled Yemeni government.

Jun 23 09:52

US Complicit in Torture at Secret Prisons in Yemen - Report

A new investigation reveals that Al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen have been tortured by United Arab Emirates personnel and handed over to US forces for interrogation, the Associated Press reports.

Jun 23 08:15

THEY WERE ‘GRILLED ALIVE’: US GOVT EXPOSED RUNNING NAZI-LIKE TORTURE PROGRAM

An unprecedented report from the corporate press claims U.S. forces have participated in extreme torture and abuse of detainees accused of affiliation with Al Qaeda in Yemen — including “the ‘grill,’ in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire,” the Associated Press finds.

A network of secretive prisons in southern Yemen provide the backdrop for the alleged barbaric acts allegedly carried out by forces from the U.S. and United Arab Emirates — many of those detention facilities remain hidden in plain sight.

That some of the covert prisons sit inside military bases might not be much of a shock, but others are located in ports, an airport, private villas, and even a nightclub — and all, according to the AP, remain untouchable by the embattled Yemeni government.

Here's the AP story:

Inside Yemeni Prisons: we could hear their screams

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This makes me physically ill, on a number of levels.

First, torture does not produce actionable intelligence, and simply gets the tortured person to say whatever the torturers want to hear in order to get the torture to stop.

Second, it demonstrates that for all the palaver American politicians drivel on about in terms of the Unhinged Surveilled State of America caring about human rights, human decency, and humane treatment of prisoners of war, the deep American state doesn't give a damn about any of this, at any level of this government.

Third, using, or outsourcing, torture gives carte blanche for any government around the world to torture American civilians or military members at will; please pay attention to this aspect of the American use of torture very carefully.

One of the most valuable German intelligence officers in World War II was Hans Scharff, who never used brutality; only kindness. This man was so respected by the American military that he was invited to lecture about humane interrogation after the war.

SOCIAL JUSTICE:
THE NAZI INTERROGATOR WHO REVEALED THE VALUE OF KINDNESS

The US government needs, desperately, to re-acquaint itself with this form of interrogation again. Because if, in fact, these reports are true (and the reporter here, Claire Bernish, rarely gets it wrong), the US military is - again - guilty either of committing war crimes, or allowing them to happen under its watch.

Jun 22 11:00

ISLAMIC STATE: THE GENESIS OF A SECTARIAN FRANKENSTEIN

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in August 2011 to April 2013, the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front were a single organization that chose the banner of “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Although the current al-Nusra Front has been led by Abu Mohammad al-Julani but he was appointed [1] as the emir of al-Nusra Front by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, in January 2012. Thus, al-Julani’s Nusra Front is only a splinter group of the Islamic State, which split from its parent organization in April 2013 over a leadership dispute between the two organizations.

Jun 22 10:56

U.S. TORTURE, A SAUDI COUP AND ISIS CRIMES - "BY, WITH AND THROUGH ALLIES"

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found. Senior American defense officials acknowledged Wednesday that U.S. forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees in Yemen but denied any participation in or knowledge of human rights abuses. ...

Jun 22 10:55

UAE HAS SECRET TORTURE PRISONS IN YEMEN, US INVOLVED IN INTERROGATIONS – AP

The UAE operates a network of ‘black sites’ in war-torn Yemen, where terrorist suspects are abused and tortured, an AP investigation has found. US personnel have been involved in at least some interrogations, agency sources said. There are at least 18 clandestine prisons across southern Yemen operated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or by Yemeni forces created and trained by the Arab nations, AP reported on Thursday. A number of the estimated 2,000 detainees there are subjected to abuse and torture and have no legal protection, sources from the agency said.

Jun 22 09:53

UAE has secret torture prisons in Yemen, US involved in interrogations – AP

The UAE operates a network of ‘black sites’ in war-torn Yemen, where terrorist suspects are abused and tortured, an AP investigation has found. US personnel have been involved in at least some interrogations, agency sources said.

There are at least 18 clandestine prisons across southern Yemen operated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or by Yemeni forces created and trained by the Arab nations, AP reported on Thursday. A number of the estimated 2,000 detainees there are subjected to abuse and torture and have no legal protection, sources from the agency said.

Jun 22 07:07

Psychologists Open a Window on Brutal C.I.A. Interrogations

A lawsuit filed on behalf of former prisoners reveals new details
about a program that used techniques widely viewed as torture.

Jun 21 17:54

American Air Force FOR ISIS And Al-Nusra

One of the dirtiest secrets of US involvement in Syria is pretending to combat terrorism while actively supporting it ­ including ISIS, al-Nusra and other anti-government forces.

No so-called “moderate rebels” exist. All fighters engaged in combat, except for government and allied forces, are US-supported terrorists.

American and Russian objectives in Syria are world’s apart. Anything US officials agree to isn’t worth the paper it’s written on ­ deals of convenience made to be breached.

Jun 21 10:05

New Chemical Attack In Syria Crosses “Red Line”

By Brandon Turbeville

Throughout 2017, the United States has continued its race to become the most hypocritical nation on the face of the earth by continuing not only to violate basic principles of respect for human life and international law but also its own “red lines.” Despite Obama’s grandstanding over “red lines” and chemical weapons and Trump’s bloviating and subsequent war crimes surrounding “chemical weapons” and “beautiful babies,” the United States has committed what amounts to its own chemical attack on the Syrian and Iraqi people.

Although not specifically considered a “chemical weapon” in the traditional sense, white phosphorous is, in effect, a chemical agent...

Jun 21 05:59

UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIST ARRESTED FOR OVERWORKING AND UNDERPAYING A MAID; STIGLITZ CO-AUTHOR

A United Nations economist has been arrested in New York on fraud charges related to his hiring of a domestic worker. Hamidur Rashid was charged Tuesday in federal court. Authorities say the 50-year-old employee in the United Nations Secretariat underpaid and overworked a domestic worker at his Manhattan residence.

Jun 20 22:41

Thank You for Your Service (Actually means, thank you for your killing)

The horrible irony is that it has been the U.S. government, not the Taliban or ISIS, that has destroyed the freedom of the American people through the adoption of powers that ordinarily characterize totalitarian regimes: secret mass surveillance and the powers to incarcerate, torture, and assassinate American citizens as part of their process of keeping us “safe” from the enemies that U.S. interventionism produces. -- Of course, there is also the out-of-control spending and debt necessary to sustain this ongoing, perpetual killing program, both of which constitute a grave threat to America’s economic well-being.

Jun 20 22:33

Another Step Toward Devastating War — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s pretense that Washington is fighting ISIS, rather than supporting it, is the excuse for Washington’s illegal presence in the Syrian conflict. Russia and Iran are in Syria legally, invited there by an elected government. The Americans are there uninvited as war criminals. Under international law established by the Americans themselves, it is a war crime to initiate aggression against a country that has not raised a fist against you. -- So, to be in Syria, Washington has to pretend to be “fighting terrorism” rather than supporting it. The lie has been given to this claim many times, but now that an American pilot has proven that the US is in Syria to support its agent, ISIS, not even a Megyn Kelly presstitute can honestly claim to believe that Washington is fighting ISIS.

Jun 19 15:50

Violence Abroad Leads to Violence at Home

As long as the U.S. government’s killing spree in the Middle East and Afghanistan continues, Americans will continue to live in a society characterized by violence. Get used to it. Living the life of the lie will not change that. The only thing that will help restore a healthy, functional society to our land is to bring the troops home without permitting them to kill, injure, maim, or destroy even one more person.

Jun 17 15:16

Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World

Thousands of American soldiers and civil servants have lost their lives in the War on Terror. Innocent citizens of many nations, including Americans killed on 9/11, have also paid the ultimate price. While the US government claims to stand against terror, this same government refuses to acknowledge its role in creating what has become a deadly international quagmire. Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World sets the record straight by laying the blame on high-ranking US government officials.

Jun 16 07:41

Justice or revenge: Relatives demand punishment after US troops shoot dead Afghan father & 2 sons

The US Military,poorly trained,poorly disciplined. When they get into a fight with a modern military they will have their heads and butts handed to them. Allowing themselves to be enveloped and flanked in Syria shows how unprofessional they are. As does this incident.

The relatives of an Afghan father and two of his sons, who they say were killed and disfigured by heavy US fire in the country's Nangarhar province, told RT they demand the American troops be punished. The US military says it's unaware of civilian casualties.

Zir Gul and his sons were basically torn apart by the US gunfire, with his uncle Ghulam Ahmad saying: It was horrible what the Americans did to them. Even I couldn't recognize their bodies.The tragedy left 12 of Zir Gul's children, six sons and as many daughters, without their provider.

The kids who are now facing a struggle for survival, are both shocked by their father's death and full of anger.

Jun 14 15:22

US-LED COALITION ACKNOWLEDGES USE OF WHITE PHOSPHORUS IN MOSUL AMID MOUNTING CRITICISM

A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus.

It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians.

Jun 14 08:06

‘Up to 15 tons of depleted uranium used in 1999 Serbia bombing’ – lead lawyer in suit against NATO

An international legal team is preparing a lawsuit against NATO over the alliance’s alleged use of depleted uranium munitions during its bombing of Yugoslavia. These have allegedly caused a rise in cancer-related illnesses across the region over the years.

Jun 13 11:32

SYRIAN TROOPS MOVE CLOSER TO RAQQA AS THE US DROPS CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON THE CITY

RECENT VIDEO HAS EMERGED OF THE US DROPPING WHAT APPEARS TO BE TOXIC WHITE PHOSPHORUS MUNITIONS ON THE CITY.

The Syrian Arab Army has captured villages in Al-Raqqa Governorate for the first time since ISIS forced Syrian troops to abandon the region to terrorists in 2013.

Syria’s elite Tiger Forces have been making remarkable progress in the race to Raqqa while the United States is also trying to get a piece of the largely symbolic self-proclaimed capital of the so-called Islamic State.

Just as they had done in their Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, ISIS fighters in Raqqa have been fleeing the city with Deir ez-Zor being their primary destination.

This comes as the US planes have been filmed dropping what appears to be the illegal chemical weapon white phosphorus on the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, according to the current regime in DC, the infliction of hot, flaming death, by bombing with white phosphorous, which eats and devours flesh to the bone, is only a war crime when other countries do it.

I don't know about you, but I am very emotionally and morally tired of being a citizen of a country so thoroughly comfortable with committing war crimes around the planet.

I can assure you that the next set of images are horrifically, stomach-churningly graphic, but I think you really need to see some real-world examples of what is being done in your name, and with your tax dollars, in Syria.

Images: injuries from white phosphorous bombing

Jun 13 08:52

Did the US use white phosphorus weapons in its attacks on Syria and Iraq?

White phosphorus causes potentially fatal chemical burns which have been known to melt skin off the bone. It is similar to napalm.

Footage showed the signature spread of airburst white phosphorus munitions—probably M825 series 155mm artillery rounds—exploding over eastern Raqqa. It was posted last week by the anti-Isis activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.

When M825 rounds explode, they jettison roughly 115 felt wedges that are impregnated with white phosphorus.

If exploded high above the ground, the wedges can spread over a greater distance, starting fires over a wide area.

Jun 12 15:54

MIT Chemical Weapons Expert Debunks Official Narrative Of Attacks At Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

The United States government and the Western corporate media are doing everything they can to continue to prop up the disproven narrative that Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians in Khan Sheikhoun. After having their story debunked repeatedly, the corporate press keeps coming back for more, even despite having a terrorist confessing to participating in the false flag attack.

Upon expert investigation, however, the more the New York Times and the anti-Syria crowd’s favorite website personality, Bellingcat, talk, the more their claims are disproven.

Around May 10, Washington’s Blog contacted rocket scientist and chemical weapons expert, Theodore Postol, to ask him his thoughts on the attack. Postol’s response was quite telling...

Jun 12 13:48

VIDEO: SYRIAN TROOPS MOVE CLOSER TO RAQQA AS THE US DROPS CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON THE CITY

Recent video has emerged of the US dropping what appears to be toxic white phosphorus munitions on the city.

Jun 12 11:24

"Burn Them And Their Families": As ISIS Crumbles, Vigilantes Run Amok in Iraq

Authored by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com

It’s hard to appreciate the effect ISIS has had on ordinary Iraqis and Syrians who wanted nothing to do with the terror group.

There are cities in these countries that have been ruled by these monsters for several years. Monsters whose cruelty and depravity knows no bounds. Most people in the West can’t imagine what that must be like, because the vast majority of us have never lived under those conditions.

So what does happens to people who have been living under ISIS for so long?

Well, try to imagine what you would do if a bunch of lunatics had been running your community for several years. Imagine if they had cut you off from the outside world, tortured and killed family members and neighbors, sold female relatives into sexual slavery, and indoctrinated your children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a direct result, and consequence, of the both US military's invasions of Iraq and the current strikes against the Syrian army, loyal to Al-Assad.

Jun 12 08:24

WHY BUILD WALLS WHEN IT’S EASIER TO JUST KILL THE POPULATION …

Amaq News Agency releases videos purporting to show US-led coalition using white phosphorous munitions in Raqqa in heavily populated areas in violation of international law.

Jun 11 08:40

Cool Qatar: Riyadh plan backfires after Trump flip-flop & Turkey ruse

Saudi Arabia’s standoff against Qatar was fraught with miscalculations and comically ill-conceived notions from the start. But now the crisis is becoming a threat to Riyadh’s own prominence and security in the Middle East.

Jun 11 08:26

[Video] U.S.-led forces use forbidden weapons in populated areas in Iraq and Syria

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria appears to have used white phosphorus-loaded munitions on at least two occasions in densely populated areas of Mosul and in ISIS de facto capital of Raqqa, according to videos posted online and human rights groups.

Jun 11 08:04

Christian church DESTROYED as Chinese police drag worshippers into street and beat them

Chinese police destroyed a church after dragging worshipers out of the building and beating them in the street.

Violence broke out in Shanggiu in Henan province after 300 police officers and officials demolished the Shuangmiao Christian Church—which was under construction.

Officers dragged out around 40 Christians with one worshiper comparing the brutal scenes to the Japanese invasion of China during the Second World War, according to charity China Aid.

Eight Christians remain in custody following the incident amid a crackdown on churches by the communist regime.

The demolition came as row between the church and government escalated over allegations the church refused to pay a £450 arbitrary road usage fee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, a word please; events like this, making the Chinese government look like one horrifically nasty, murderous, and intemperate dictatorship, tend to ricochet around the world, through the internet, and there was absolutely nothing you could do to stop it; the "Great Fire Wall" of Chinese censorship couldn't keep these images from coming out.

What in the name of heaven frightened these officials so severely, that they thought such severe violence against these believers, was the Communist State's "only answer" to their beliefs?!?

300 police officers?!?

Sir, the word "overkill comes to mind very rapidly, for logical people here.

Jun 11 07:55

US-Led Coalition Acknowledges Use of Banned-Munitions in Syria

The US-led coalition confirmed the use of internationally-banned white phosphorus munitions in Syria, media sources reported.

Jun 10 09:18

Serbia's Idea to Sue NATO for 1999 Bombings 'Viable' - Lawyer

Serbia has formed an international legal team to file charges against NATO for using depleted uranium munitions during the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia.

Jun 10 08:04

Human rights groups say US-led coalition used white phosphorous in populated areas of Iraq, Syria

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria appears to have used white phosphorous-loaded munitions on at least two occasions in densely populated areas of Mosul and in the Islamic State's de facto capital of Raqqa, according to videos posted online and human rights groups.

The often-controversial munitions are common in western militaries and are used primarily to create smoke screens, though they can also be dropped as an incendiary weapon. When a white phosphorous shell explodes, the chemical inside reacts with the air, creating a thick white cloud. When it comes in contact with flesh, it can maim and kill by burning to the bone.

Jun 09 10:39

The Evil of Killing Children

What type of person could ever knowingly kill innocent children? If a private individual were to intentionally kill innocent children, my hunch is that most everyone would recognize that as the epitome of evil. Yet, strangely, I hardly ever come across an U.S. op-ed or an editorial commenting on the evil of killing Iraqi children with the sanctions that the U.S. government enforced for more than 10 years.

Jun 09 10:35

Trump faces growing Senate resistance on Saudi arms deal

As President Donald Trump aligns with Saudi Arabia amid a fresh dispute among Gulf nations, senators in both parties as soon as Thursday will try to block him from selling more than $500 million in offensive weapons to Riyadh.

The Senate bid to stop the Saudi arms sales — a small portion of what the White House claims will be a $110 billion package — is likely to fail. But the push to tie Trump's hands will probably find more support than a similar brushback pitch directed at President Barack Obama last year, as Democrats are far more united behind the proposal. Not only do Democrats have little reason to give Trump a win on any front, they're also stepping up their outcry over Saudi involvement in Yemen’s worsening civil war.

Jun 09 08:47

US ‘acts outside the law’ & harms its national security with Syria airstrikes – Ron Paul to RT

It was the third set of strikes the US has conducted in response to the alleged “direct threats” posed to coalition forces operating out of Al-Tanf in the last three weeks.

Although the US has claimed that the strikes were necessary responses to troops or military equipment entering an agreed-upon deconfliction zone, Moscow has rejected the justification for launching attacks on areas the Americans have unilaterally declared as safe zones.

“I’m not aware of the deconfliction zones the Pentagon is referring to,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. “Maybe there are zones that have been established unilaterally where the [US-led] coalition thinks it can do whatever it wants. We don’t recognize such zones.”

The only de-escalation zones that Russia recognizes are those that were agreed to by Syria, Iran, Turkey and Russia, Lavrov added. Anything else is considered “not legitimate.”

Jun 08 10:20

FLASHBACK: New revelations in attack on American spy ship

By John Crewdson
Tribune senior correspondent

OCTOBER 2, 2007

Bryce Lockwood, Marine staff sergeant, Russian-language expert, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism, ordained Baptist minister, is shouting into the phone.

"I'm angry! I'm seething with anger! Forty years, and I'm seething with anger!"

Jun 08 09:17

USS Liberty White House-sanctioned attack on June 8, 1967 - TERRORSTORM Documentary Excerpt

"Rear Admiral (Lawrence) Geis, then commanding the carriers in the Sixth Fleet, called Washington personally to confirm the recall order. Secretary of Defence (Robert) McNamara came on the line, and then President Johnson himself told Geis, 'I want that goddamn ship going to the bottom. No help -- recall the wings.'"

Jun 08 05:44

WHO ARE THE GREEN, YELLOW AND RED MILITANTS IN SYRIA?

In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones: that are, the Syrian government-controlled areas, the regions administered by the Syrian Kurds and the areas that have been occupied by the Syrian opposition. Excluding Idlib Governorate which has been occupied by the Syrian opposition, all the major population centers along the western Mediterranean coast are controlled by the Syrian government: that include, Damascus, Homs, Hamah, Latakia and Aleppo, while the oil-rich Deir al-Zor has been contested between the regime and the Islamic State.

Jun 08 05:03

Bryce Lockwood "50 Years On & My Govt. Still Covers Up The Israeli Attack On The USS Liberty." - The Richie Allen Show

Comment: Given the attack lasted 75 minutes one has to ask why the Israelis did not outrightly sink the U.S.S. LIBERTY. Was it incompetence or were there other objectives in play?

Jun 08 01:24

Rense Radio: Dave Gahary & Phil Tourney – Erasing the USS Liberty

In honor of Phil Tourney and the rest of the crew: Remember the USS Liberty. June 8, 1967.

Jun 07 10:59

ISIS Was Allegedly Behind the London Bridge Attacks, Who Is Behind ISIS?

The Islamic State (ISIS) was originally an Al Qaeda affiliated entity created by US intelligence with the support of Britain's MI6, Israel's Mossad, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Presidency (GIP).

The origins of Al Qaeda date back to the Soviet-Afghan war. The Koranic schools in Afghanistan used to train Al Qaeda recruits were financed by the CIA, using textbooks published by the University of Nebraska. That's where the evil ideology of Islamist extremism referred to by PM May originated: The Global War on Terrorism is a lie, Islamic terrorism is a product of US foreign policy which claims to be spreading Western civilization.

Jun 07 08:19

Iran’s parliament, Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum come under attack

They are blaming Saudi and Trump for this terrorist act.

The attack on the parliament happened when at least four gunmen, disguised as women, entered the visitors' hall of the building, opening fire on the security guards there. According to an Interior Ministry statement, the terrorists were all killed before they could make it to the administrative building of the parliament.

The assault has forced a lockdown on the legislature.

Jun 07 08:16

Saudi Arabia Behind Deadly Attacks in Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran.

"This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the US president [Donald Trump] and the [Saudi] backward leaders who support terrorists. The fact that Daesh has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack," a statement read as quoted by Reuters.

Earlier in the day, a group of four people in women's clothes opened fire in the building of the Iranian Parliament, with a subsequent explosion. Another attack involving an explosion took place near the Imam Khomeini shrine.

Jun 07 07:59

America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows

The shadow government’s tyranny has made the U.S. the biggest purveyor of terrorism on the planet. And it’s the American people suffering the consequences.

By John Whitehead

“The means of defense against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.” ? James Madison

Who designed the malware worm that is now wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers internationally by hackers demanding a king’s ransom? The U.S. government.

Who is the biggest black market buyer and stockpiler of cyberweapons (weaponized malware that can be used to hack into computer systems, spy on citizens, and destabilize vast computer networks)? The U.S. government.

What country has one the deadliest arsenals of weapons of mass destruction? The U.S. government.

Who is the largest weapons manufacturer and exporter in the world, such that they are literally arming the world? The U.S. government.

Jun 07 07:53

Russia To Summon Extraordinary Security Council Meeting on Syria

Russia will summon an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council (SC) after a new attack by the United States against Syrian governmental forces, said today Senator Frants Klintsevich.

Klintsevich, vice president of the Defense and Security Committee of the Federation Council (Senate) described the Pentagon's action as an attack, he said that it was not a mistake, it was a premeditated operation of the US-led coalition and an open war.

Jun 06 10:26

DISTURBING IMAGES EMERGE OF TORTURE IN ‘LIBERATED’ IRAQ

When Saddam Hussein came to power in 1979, he maintained this balance of power, even though the western encouraged and totally misguided war that Saddam Hussein waged on Iran helped to drive some Shi’a Muslims away from the more overtly anti-Iranian Sunni population.

Nevertheless, in spite of the pressures from the 1990 war on Iraq and a crippling western imposed sanctions regime in the 1990s, Iraq still managed to hold together against tremendous odds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Warning: very disturbing, graphic images of torture here.

But unfortunately, this.... is the outcome of the US invasion; occupation; and American use of torture in Iraq.

But you see, to those in the bowels of power in the Unhinged Surveilled States of America, and the corporate cronies who own them, this does not matter at all, as long as Iraqi oil is only sold in US dollars.

Jun 06 09:38

Mosul torture exposed: Iraqi forces’ abuses filmed (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Iraqi forces, leading a vigorous battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS, has been exposed torturing and abusing their captives suspected of having terrorists links, according to a photographer who has been embedded with an elite unit of the Iraqi interior ministry.

Jun 05 11:41

A 50-YEAR OCCUPATION: ISRAEL’S SIX DAY WAR STARTED WITH A LIE

Fifty years ago, between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel invaded and occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. The Six Day War, as it would later be dubbed, saw the Jewish David inflict a humiliating defeat on the Arab Goliath, personified perhaps by Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Egypt. “The existence of the Israeli state hung by a thread,” the country’s prime minister, Levi Eshkol, claimed two days after the war was over, “but the hopes of the Arab leaders to annihilate Israel were dashed.” Genocide, went the argument, had been prevented; another Holocaust of the Jews averted.

Jun 05 11:36

SALMAN ABEDI PARTICIPATED IN BRINGING DOWN MUAMMAR GADDAFI

According to the BBC’s evening programme, Newsnight, Salman Abedi (author of the Manchester attack) and his father, (Ramadan Abedi, an MI6 agent), took part in bringing down the state of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Jun 04 10:47

Reality and its enemies: The rehabilitation of war criminal George W. Bush

Lawrence Davidson examines attempts in the US to rehabilitate former President George W. Bush against just two of the consequences of his war policies in the Middle East: cancer-causing munition material and drug-resistant bacteria. >>

Jun 04 09:52

War crimes suit filed in Switzerland against former Israeli minister

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has confirmed that it is examining a criminal complaint against former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni, accused of war crimes by a Geneva-based pro-Palestinian group. Livni recently traveled to Lugano in southern Switzerland for a celebration organised by the Swiss-Israel Association.

According to the Le Temps newspaper, Livni has been named in a legal suit filed on Monday by the Geneva-based Urgence Palestine activist group external link in relation to her role in the Israeli military's “Operation Cast Lead” in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 – January 2009. She was foreign minister and acting prime minister at the time.

The Attorney General’s Office external link confirmed to swissinfo.ch that this ‘[legal] request is presently being studied’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on the Swiss, here!!

I hope that the principal investigative body doesn't knuckle under, or yield to Israeli pressure here.

Israel need to be made to understand that genocide is completely incompatible with any real notion of being a civilized society, and there will be sever international consequences and repercussions when it happens.

Jun 02 13:05

Trump Moves to Keep CIA Torture Report Secret

The likelihood of the full version of the 2014 CIA torture report compiled by the Senate Intelligence Committee ever being made public has dropped precipitously, as President Trump has begun returning all copies of the still-classified document to the committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R – NC).

Government documents, even classified ones, are supposed to eventually be made public under the Freedom of Information Act, and while the federal government has long gone out of its way to skirt FOIA requirements anyhow, Congress is outright exempt,, meaning if they get all the copies, they likely disappear forever.

Burr’s call to recover all the documents is highly unusual, and Trump’s agreement to do so is even more-so. The 6,700 page document excoriated US torture policies after 9/11, and noted that not a single incident of a terrorist attack had been foiled because of the torture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the US government signs off on torture, or subcontracts it, what such torture does it to remind both US citizens and the rest of the world, that any notion of the US government respecting the basic human rights of prisoners of war, or any dignity which might be ascribed to them, has been thrown out of the window, by the US government.

This also gives foreign countries which don't like the US very much carte blanche to do the same to American citizens and military members; please think about that, particularly if you have family and friends in the US military.

Furthermore, torture, as a way of extracting information is completely counter-productive, and non-actionable, because the tortured individual will say ANYTHING the torturers want to hear, just to get the torture to stop.

Back in World War II, there was an intelligence officer who only used kindness and support to extract meaningful information. His name is Hans Sharff:

Has Sharff; the German intelligence officer who used kindness as a way to get actionable information

This man was so revered by the US military, that after World War 11, he was invited by the US military to instruct our military in humane and effective information extraction.

This country sure as heck needs another Hans Sharff and right the heck now.

May 31 12:50

Saudi Arabia to Behead 23-year-Old Deaf, Blind Man Who Took Part In A Protest

Saudi Arabia is to behead a deaf and visually impaired man to death for taking part in a protest, it has emerged.

Disabled Munir Adam, 23, was arrested in the wake of political demonstrations in the Shia dominated east of the Kingdom in 2012.

A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld his death sentence and Adam has just one appeal left before the King signs an execution warrant.

Adam was arrested for violent acts at a protest and accused of 'sending texts', according to Reprieve.

May 31 08:05

Daesh and the West's Solid Stench of Death

Whenever the West's formidable military machine adds to its tragic litany of "collateral damage" – in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, the tribal areas in Pakistan – silence reigns. No Muslim full names on front pages.

Whenever NATO-GCC proxies add to their own tragic litany of premeditated massacres – across Syria, across Iraq – the perpetrators are excused because they're "our," "moderate" rebels and freedom fighters.

This inexorable, perverse, logic won't be altered. Now with a twist, because President Trump has explained to a startled world, via his Islamophobe speechwriter Stephen Miller, it's all Iran's fault.

Trump professed his faith while swearing over a glowing orb nestled in Riyadh, the alma mater of all forms of Wahhabi or Salafi-jihadi terror.

May 29 06:54

We’re Dealing With a New Type of War Lie

When the U.S. public was told that Spain had blown up the Maine, or Vietnam had returned fire, or Iraq had stockpiled weapons, or Libya was planning a massacre, the claims were straightforward and disprovable. Before people began referring to the Gulf of Tonkin incident, somebody had to lie that it had happened, and there had to be an understanding of what had supposedly happened.

May 28 22:56

Trump: Dancing with Wolves on the Titanic

Robert Fisk put it best: “Trump Is About To Really Mess Up In The Middle East”. Following his fantastically stupid decision to attack the Syrian military with cruise missiles, Trump or, should I say, the people who make decisions for him, probably realized that it was “game over” for any US policy in the Middle-East so they did the only thing that they could do: they ran towards those few who were actually happy with this aggression against Syria: the Saudis and the Israelis. Needless to say, with these two “allies,” what currently passes for some type of “US foreign policy” in the Middle-East will only go from bad to worse.

May 28 17:50

Drone Democracy – UK Parliament in the Dark over Airstrikes

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has criticised the Government for refusing to disclose information about the intelligence behind a 2015 UK drone strike in Syria, calling the lack of Parliamentary scrutiny “profoundly disappointing.” In a report released this morning, the chair of the Committee – Conservative MP and former Attorney-General Dominic Grieve – said that ISC’s attempts to scrutinise the decision to take strikes had been hampered by the Government’s refusal to provide key information.

May 28 03:55

SUIT AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON OVER BENGHAZI DEATHS & EMAILS DISMISSED

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton's lax security surrounding her emails led to the deaths of two of the Americans killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed out the wrongful death claims as well as allegations that Clinton essentially slandered the parents of the deceased by contradicting accounts the parents gave of events related to their children's deaths.

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SUIT AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON OVER BENGHAZI DEATHS & EMAILS DISMISSED
(*While America Was Distracted http://us.pressfrom.com/news/us/-52713-818-hot-dogs-eaten-every-second... ?)

May 26 18:09

Scott Adams: Going After the Families of Terrorists

During the presidential campaign, President Trump famously suggested going after the families of terrorists. That would be strong persuasion. The downside is that it is also a war crime. So Trump backed off on “going after the families.”

Or did he?

May 26 11:34

Iraqi troops torture and execute civilians in secret videos

Officers of an elite Iraqi special forces unit, praised by U.S. military commanders earlier this year for its role in fighting ISIS, directed the torture and execution of civilians in Mosul in at least six distinct incidents caught on tape.

“That's a murder,” retired Green Beret Lt. Col. Scott Mann told ABC News after reviewing the graphic footage. “There should be punishment for anyone doing it. It's reprehensible and it shouldn't be allowed on any modern battlefield."

The alarming footage was smuggled out of Iraq by a prize-winning Iraqi photojournalist, Ali Arkady, who spent months embedded in combat with the elite Iraqi troops leading the fight against ISIS late last year. Since turning over his cache of photos and videos to ABC News, he says he has received death threats from the soldiers he once considered friends and has now fled Iraq to seek asylum in Europe.

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Apparently, these Iraqi military personnel learned,and absorbed, the lessons of Abu Ghraib extraordinary well.

US Torture of Iraqi prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib

Of course, the Iraqi government is vehemently denying this:Iraq's Interior Minister issues a video to prove that torture claims are "incorrect".

Unfortunately, there are way too many eye-witness accounts of such events happening for it not to be true.

May 26 07:56

Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s Iraq “War Crimes”

March 1, 2017

Retired Marine General James Mattis, a man who has served over forty years in the Marine Corps, was sworn in as the US Secretary of Defense in January 2017. Before his confirmation, he was under public scrutiny—for instance, for his controversial comments on “political Islam” at the Heritage Foundation in 2015—but, Dahr Jamail reports, the bigger concern is that Mattis “is clearly responsible for carrying out and/or aiding and abetting in several war crimes.”

The November 2005 Haditha massacre was well documented and received international attention, even if Mattis’s role in it has been largely forgotten. After a roadside bomb attack on a Marine convoy, a group of American soldiers rounded up 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians—including women, children, and elderly people—and shot them numerous times at close range. When the Marines were brought to trial, Mattis was the authority that dismissed the charges against them.

May 25 16:51

Pentagon shifts blame to ISIS for 100+ civilians killed during US airstrike in Mosul

More than 100 civilians were killed when a US airstrike in Iraq triggered secondary explosions in March, according to a Pentagon investigation. Washington says Iraq requested the strike after Islamic State fighters began shooting at Iraqi forces.

The probe found that the March 17 airstrike on a building in Mosul's al-Jadida neighborhood triggered secondary explosions from devices planted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters.

Those secondary blasts, according to the military, caused the concrete building to collapse, leading to more than 100 civilian casualties, which likely represents the largest single incident of civilian deaths since the US air campaign against IS began in 2014.

May 25 08:39

US-Led Air Strikes Killed Record Number of Civilians in Syria

Air strikes carried out by the US and its coalition partners in Syria have killed the highest number of civilians on record since the bombing campaign began, a war monitor has said.

May 25 05:34

YET ANOTHER VIDEO SHOWS U.S.-FUNDED WHITE HELMETS ASSISTING PUBLIC EXECUTIONS IN REBEL-HELD SYRIA

Syria Civil Defense, popularly known as the White Helmets, can be seen in a new video assisting in a public execution in a rebel-held town in Syria. It is at least the second such execution video featuring members of the Nobel Prize-nominated group. The White Helmets have received at least $23 million in funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a wing of the State Department. The British Foreign Office and other European governments have pitched in as well.

May 24 10:43

Donald of Arabia: A Disgusting Spectacle

by Justin Raimondo, May 22, 2017

Has there been a more disgusting spectacle during the four months of this presidency than the sight of Donald Trump slobbering all over the barbarous Saudi monarch and his murderous family of petty princelings? It’s enough to make any normal American retch, especially when one remembers what Trump said about them during the election:

“Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries!”

And then there was this tweet:

“Tell Saudi Arabia and others that we want (demand!) free oil for the next ten years or we will not protect their private Boeing 747s. Pay up!”

Now Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, is calling up Lockheed-Martin to get a discount for the Saudis, personally brokering the biggest arms deal in US history. What a difference a presidency makes!

May 24 07:37

Trump Backs Sunni Radical Islam over Moderate Shi’ism

President Donald Trump signaled to the nations of the Middle East and Muslim world that he strongly backs radical Sunni Islam, mostly embodied by Saudi Arabia’s brand of Wahhabism, over the emerging moderate Shi’ism on display in Iran. Trump’s first visit to another country as president was Saudi Arabia. Trump was also the only president to make Saudi Arabia his first stop after taking office. The decision to honor Saudi Arabia with such U.S. presidential protocol was a calculated one.

May 24 07:33

The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot to Take Over America Has Succeeded

No doubt about it.The coup d’etat has been successful.
The Deep State—a.k.a. the police state a.k.a. the military industrial complex—has taken over.
The American system of representative government has been overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic corporate state bent on total control and global domination through the imposition of martial law here at home and by fomenting wars abroad.

When in doubt, follow the money trail.

Enter Donald Trump, the candidate who swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC.

Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump has paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military industrial complex, and the Deep State to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic.

May 23 13:38

Not Remembering the USS Liberty

It is safe to assume that when President Donald Trump lands in Israel Monday, he will not have been briefed on the irrefutable evidence that, nearly 50 years ago – on June 8, 1967 – Israel deliberately attacked the USS Liberty in international waters, killing 34 U.S. sailors and wounding more than 170 other crew. All of Trump’s predecessors – Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama – have refused to address the ugly reality and/or covered up the attack on the Liberty.

May 23 09:22

LIBYA - MASSACRE AT BRAK AL-SHATTI MAY TRIGGER LARGER CIVIL WAR

Egypt, the UN and Arab governments try to mediated between the two governments in Libya. A massacre at an air base interrupted the process and threatens to intensify the civil war.

May 22 09:06

THE ORB - WAHHABIS AND ZIONISTS URGE TRUMP TO REGIME-CHANGE SYRIA TO FIGHT IRAN

The Saudis and their Wahhabi brethren in Qatar are the root of extremist Takfiri terrorism all over the world. They finance the most radical and brutal groups of conservative Muslim head-choppers. This includes the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the culprits of 9/11, al-Qaeda, ISIS and whatever may be their next incarnatio

May 22 08:36

SPECIAL: Jared Kushner Working for Israel to Enable Saudi Arabian Nuclear Attack Against Iran UPDATE 2: Gulf NATO to Wage War on Iran & Syria

ROBERT STEELE: I have learned from a person I trust that Jared Kushner is being used by Israel to rapidly enable Saudi Arabian nuclear attack capability against Iran. In his recent call to the Lockheed CEO asking for a 12% discount (it should have been 50%) on Lockheed’s missile defense system, Kushner was overheard discussing the arming of the Saudis with nuclear missiles with what sounded like an Israeli intelligence officer. See the Updates. Donald Trump is becoming impeachable by We the People.

My source tells me that the Israeli’s believe they can incite a limited nuclear war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and that the nuclearization of Saudi Arabia will discourage Russia from deepening its support of Syria while also serving as a threat against Iran.

May 20 16:39

Trump's New DHS Appointment Previously Called For Rounding Up Protesters

By Derrick Broze

Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke said he will be accepting a job as assistant secretary in President Trump's Department of Homeland Security.

On Wednesday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke - an advocate of indefinite detention of domestic "extremists" - announced that he plans to accept an offer to serve as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security...

May 20 14:08

Getting Assange: The Untold Story

It may have seemed that way, but there was always serious purpose. In 2008, a secret Pentagon document prepared by the “Cyber Counterintelligence Assessments Branch” foretold a detailed plan to discredit WikiLeaks and smear Assange personally.

The “mission” was to destroy the “trust” that was WikiLeaks’ “centre of gravity”. This would be achieved with threats of “exposure [and] criminal prosecution”. Silencing and criminalising such an unpredictable source of truth-telling was the aim.

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Perhaps this was understandable. WikiLeaks has exposed the way America dominates much of human affairs, including its epic crimes, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq: the wholesale, often homicidal killing of civilians and the contempt for sovereignty and international law.

May 20 13:27

Preparing for the Collapse of the Petrodollar System, Part 1

by Jerry Robinson

Recently, there have been many news headlines containing the words “Iran”, “nuclear capability”, “Syria“, and “Islamic State“. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the drumbeats of a fresh war in the Middle East.

As an economist, I have been trained to view the world through the lens of incentives. (I am a "bottom line" kind of guy.) And just as every action is motivated by an underlying incentive, every decision has a related consequence.

This brief article details the actions, incentives, and related consequences that the United States has created through its attempts to maintain global hegemony through something known as the petrodollar system.

May 20 12:01

Time to assassinate Assad & get to his allies in Iran – Israeli minister

Psychopathic killer Jew Israeli minister publicly calls for the Syrian leader Bashar Assad to be assassinated after unsourced media reports claimed Damascus was using a “crematorium” to cover-up mass killings. He said the “serpent’s head” in Tehran should be dealt with next.

May 19 16:30

FBI: Rumors About Clinton Pedophile Ring Are True

An NYPD insider said the content they viewed did include State Department Top Secret emails. One file was called “Life Insurance”. A second file was titled “DNC Nuclear Arsenal“.

A third file I’m sure Hillary definitely does not want released was a file labeled “Intimate”… according to this NYPD insider, this file contained X-rated photos of Huma and Hillary with a teenager.

NYPD detectives were sickened by what they saw, according to our insider, and they had threatened FBI field agents that they would leak this information, if the FBI did not “step up and take off the kid gloves”. At that point, 13 of the FBI agents in NYC were also threatening to leak the information.

As you can imagine, the scandal has the entire Obama Administration in full panic. We are told there are emails that could send Loretta Lynch to prison, as well as Bill and Hillary.

May 19 14:03

FBI: Rumors About Clinton Pedophile Ring Are True

It has been established through many avenues, but mainly through Wikileaks, that the Clinton Foundation was just a farce set up in order to perform pay-to-play games with multiple entities, including foreign nations. Pay-to-play nations include: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Kazakhstan, and the Ukraine.

Furthermore, we are told by one of our insiders that one email unequivocally confirms ISIS was created by CIA and Israeli Secret Intelligence Service, with help from Joe Lieberman, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham!

May 19 09:10

The Executive Summary:Neuropsychological and ElectronicNo-Touch Torture Report

Torture is a horrific topic and most minds will turn away from it because it can’t be comprehended that humans can be motivated, or computer programs can be run to do this to other sentient beings. Just when we believed we were becoming more civilized as a culture, the technology for torture has advanced more than a hundred fold in recent decades.

This summary will get into ‘the minds of the dishonorable monsters’ of the psychology of torture. Those like Dick Cheney who helped authorize it under certain administrations and regimes of the U.S. government which have been proven to be criminal under U.S. law, treaties, and the International Criminal Court. There are many people involved in the conspiracy and cover-up including General Hayden.

The full report discloses the spectrum of techniques of interrogation and torture used by the U.S. and its allies. The United States government will officially deny the claims of this “no-touch torture report” but in time it will stand firm.

May 18 10:03

Thousands of Hezbollah Forces Deployed in Al-Tanf to Foil US Plot in Syria

The US is now trying to carve out southern Syria which is why the US is bombing the Syrian Armored Divisions. Here we go.

Hezbollah has deployed 3,000 forces in al-Tanf region to participate in Badiyeh operations in Syria. Most of the forces had earlier been stationed in al-Zabadani, Madhaya and Sarqaya regions as well as the Western parts of the town of al-Tofail and Brital, Ham and Ma'araboun heights in the Eastern mountain.

Other units, including the Syrian army allies, have also been sent to this front to block the way to the US-backed forces.

A well-informed military source said on Wednesday that the Syrian army forces will not allow the US and its western or regional allies to create a buffer zone in the Southern part of the country as a safe heaven for militants' activities.

May 18 09:52

US-backed rebels suffer major setback as Syrian Army troops capture much of eastern Sweida

This is why the US bombed the Syrians today.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), resumed their offensive operations in the eastern countryside of Al-Sweida on Thursday, Al-Masdar’s Majd Fahd reported from Damascus.

The Syrian Arab Army’s 5th and 7th armored divisions managed to capture 35km of rebel-held territory in eastern Al-Sweida, today, reaching the imperative Al-Rasi’i Well after a fierce battle with the US-backed Jaysh Assoud Al-Sharqiya (FSA unit).

May 18 08:39

The Buttinski Should Butt Out of Korea

Korea is none of the U.S. government’s business. The only proper course of action is for the Pentagon and the CIA to exit the country and bring those 23,000 American soldiers stationed in Korea home. No negotiations. No agreements. No talks. Just butt out of what is none of your business and exit the scene by coming home.

Why are there 23,000 U.S. troops in Korea? It’s because the U.S. government, headed by President Harry S. Truman and his newly established national-security establishment, decided to intervene in another country’s civil war more than half-a-century ago.

That’s right — a civil war. That’s all it was.

May 18 07:52

CHELSEA MANNING WALKS BACK INTO A WORLD SHE HELPED TRANSFORM

TODAY, CHELSEA MANNING walked out of the military prison that held her for seven years, and into a world largely remade by her actions.

“Whatever is ahead of me is far more important than the past. I’m figuring things out right now—which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me,” she said in a statement through her ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio.

May 17 14:01

The Fall of South Africa | Simon Roche and Stefan Molyneux

The mere mention of South Africa in a discussion provokes deep images of institutional racism, discrimination and horrific violence. Stefan Molyneux is joined by Simon Roche for an in-depth look at the controversial history of South Africa, the untold story of Apartheid, rising criminality, an astronomical murder rate, President Jacob Zuma's reign of terror, the epidemic slaughter of white farmers, Afrikaner boer land confiscation and the growing possibility of civil war.

May 17 12:51

Israel tutors its children in fear and loathing

Jonathan Cook highlights state-sponsored activities in Israel intended to create traumatised children, distrustful and fearful of anyone outside their Jewish tribe, and views the impact on the prospects for peace with the Palestinians.>>

May 17 08:37

Spread of combat, cholera wreaks misery, collapse in Yemen

Spilling into the hallways of crowded Yemeni hospitals, children writhe in pain from cholera. Displaced villagers roam baking hot plains and barren mountains to evade warring militias.

The escalating outbreak of disease and displacement of tens of thousands by recent fighting has inflamed one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, pushing Yemen's war-pummeled society ever nearer to collapse.

Cholera - a diarrheal disease spread by food or water tainted with human faeces - has killed 180 people in less than three weeks, according to the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Samira Ali, a worried mother, expressed shock at the scene at Sabaeen Hospital in Sanaa, the ancient capital in the north held by the armed Houthi movement since late 2015.

"My young son suddenly started suffering from severe diarrhea. We went to the hospital and found it full, we couldn't find a place," said Ali, a teacher.

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One has to wonder if this pandemic was deliberately started by the Saudi coalition, through fouling Yemen's water sources; it has been certainly been done before:

During the closing stages of the Rhodesian Bush War, the Rhodesian government resorted to use chemical and biological warfare agents. Watercourses at several sites inside the Mozambique border were deliberately contaminated with cholera.

As death from malnutrition stalks the country, because the US-enabled Saudi military have blocked Yemeni ports, meaning food cannot get in, starving children are most likely to get sick and die more quickly.

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition

And yet, the House of Saud; the Saudi Government; the Saudi Military; the US government and US military are completely morally comfortable with these horrific deaths by malnutrition, now coupled with this cholera pandemic.

So I have to ask myself: what kind of monsters are these people for whom the indirect slaughter and genocide of innocent kids, from malnutrition and cholera, is perfectly fine?!?

May 16 13:23

New Holocaust Claims Against Assad Are Based On Old, Debunked Propaganda

By Brandon Turbeville

As the propaganda coming from Washington regresses to an even more infantile level each year, so does the danger of that propaganda being used to justify a greater American military involvement in the Syrian crisis which Washington itself created. Always ready to invoke the memories of Adolf Hitler, Nazis, and the Holocaust at every opportunity, the U.S. State Department is now claiming that not only is Bashar al-Assad controlling massive prisons where mostly innocent civilians are starved and tortured, but that he is operating crematoriums where the bodies of victims are destroyed, thus cheating the moral West out of having any actual evidence of Assad’s “crimes against humanity.”

This new round of propaganda is based upon the debunked Amnesty International report released in February, 2017, entitled “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings And Extermination At Sednaya Prison, Syria.”...

May 12 12:16

THE DECADE-LONG U.S. CAMPAIGN TO FOMENT SYRIA’S “REVOLUTION” AND UNSEAT ASSAD

Though many trace the beginning of the ongoing conflict in Syria back to the Arab Spring protests of 2011, the seeds of war were sown as early as 2001, when the U.S. decided to declare Syria an enemy. The events that followed would send the country into a violent downward spiral.

May 11 08:47

Study: U.S. regime has killed 20-30 million people since World War Two

Hopefully, this article will assist in doing that by addressing the question "How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?" This theme is developed in this report which contains an estimated numbers of such deaths in 37 nations as well as brief explanations of why the U.S. is considered culpable.

The causes of wars are complex. In some instances nations other than the U.S. may have been responsible for more deaths, but if the involvement of our nation appeared to have been a necessary cause of a war or conflict it was considered responsible for the deaths in it. In other words they probably would not have taken place if the U.S. had not used the heavy hand of its power. The military and economic power of the United States was crucial.

May 10 15:30

4 People, Including A Baby, Have Died In A Jail Run By Potential Trump Nominee Sheriff David Clarke

Four people, including a newborn baby, have died at the Milwaukee County Jail since April. One man, a 38-year-old with mental health issues, died of “profound dehydration.” For a facility with a population cap of 960 that previously averaged a couple of deaths per year, the string of deaths is concerning.

During his visit, Shanksy said he was alarmed by the “extremely large number of vacancies” at the facility, particularly for medical positions.

May 10 15:28

Sheriff's jail under scrutiny after inmate dies of thirst

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is one of the most outspoken political figures in the criminal justice system.But he's been particularly quiet about a recent inmate death that happened in a jail he oversees.

"The man that just recently died of thirst was essentially tortured," said Christine Neumann-Ortiz of the activist group Voces de la Frontera.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Terrill Thomas died of "profound dehydration" in solitary confinement in 2016. He went seven days without liquid. Jail staff reportedly cut off Thomas' water supply in his cell and didn't turn it back on.

May 10 10:58

Private prisons back Trump and could see big payoffs with new policies

Sessions announcement on prison sentencing is a corrupt payoff to the private prison industry,pure and simple. Wonder how much stock he and Trump have in the private prison industry?

WASHINGTON — Private prison companies, which stand to make big gains under President Trump’s tough new immigration orders, also have contributed big sums to pro-Trump groups, including the organization that raised a record $100 million for his inauguration last month.

For-profit prison companies' hopes for significant gains under the Trump administration already are coming to fruition. On Thursday, the Justice Department rescinded an Obama administration order to phase out the use of private-prison contracts in the federal Bureau of Prisons.

May 10 10:52

Jeff Sessions' Role in Expanding Private Prisons Is Deeper Than You Might Think

"Some of the biggest backers of Donald Trump's presidency were for-profit prison operators, who bask in his tough stance on illegal immigration and glowing reviews of their industry," TV One's Roland Martin explained on Monday.

"I do think we can do a lot of privatizations and private prisons; it seems to work a lot better," Donald Trump told Chris Matthews in an MSNBC town hall on March 30. "When Obama made the decision [to phase out private prisons] in August, the next day, a subsidiary of GEO group, one of the nation's largest for-profit prison operators donated $100,000 dollars to the pro-Trump super PAC Rebuilding America Now," Martin explained.

May 10 09:23

Torture Chamber Challenge

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John Lamb seems to be holding a rather fun challenge outside the Nevada prison of having people go into a makeshift replica (of a 3x3 wooden box cell) to represent a 3x3 cement cell Ammon Bundy was put in some nights ago ( to help raise money for Ammon's Attorney's to be able to represent him).

So the 3x3 wooden box cell Mr. Lamb built outside the Nevada prison is being called I believe, "The Torture Chamber Challenge" and these videos show how people taking the challenge react.

Remember, these people can leave the box when they want. Ammon Bundy cannot.

May 09 23:15

Young Mom Dies in Jail Cell as Video Shows Officers Laugh & Gawk at Her — Lawsuit

At 4:43 a.m., according to the lawsuit, surveillance camera footage shows one of the guards looks in on her and “starts laughing and jumps back at what he sees.”

The cop was laughing at the fact that Nunnally had urinated on herself. He then called in the other officers to gawk at the young mother — as she died. Despite seeing that she’d urinated on herself, the officers did nothing.

When the ambulance was finally called — after the officers fulfilled their sadistic desire for horrific entertainment — it was too late.

Nunnally’s death was entirely preventable. However, because police chose to gawk and laugh at her as she died, instead of render aid, her children will now grow up without their mom.

The lawsuit will now seek to hold those officers responsible.

May 09 09:41

Lawmakers ask VA to explain lethal methamphetamine experiments on dogs

It ought to be obvious by now folks. The US is run by a bunch of demonic psychos!

Nine Democratic lawmakers have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why the agency is conducting taxpayer-funded experiments in which dogs are killed to study the effects of methamphetamine and antidepressants on their brains.

In a letter to the department’s inspector general, Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada and eight Los Angeles-area lawmakers said details of the experiments on Dobermans are “alarming.”

May 08 09:33

Air Force chief: Test weapons on Americans

Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before they are used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.

Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions in the international community over any possible safety concerns, said Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne.

"If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne.

"(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press."

May 08 09:28

Victim of Yemen's war: the death of Jamila, aged 7

Look at that little girls face. That is what Americans allow the ghouls in the district of criminals to do to children all over the Planet. SHAME!

By Abduljabbar Zeyad | HODEIDAH, Yemen

Eyes half open and sunken deep into their sockets, little Jamila Ali Abdu already looked half dead for most of her 12-day stay at the malnutrition ward of Yemen's Hodeidah hospital.

Too weak to resist the march of disease and hunger in her war-battered country, the seven-year-old's tiny frame was swathed in a childishly bright green shroud and lowered by sobbing relatives into a dusty grave on Tuesday.

May 08 07:42

Documentary on the My Lai Massacre in the Vietnam War (Full Documentary) [VIDEO]

The M? Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. It was committed by U.S. Army soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd (Americal) Infantry Division.

Victims included men, women, children, and infants. Some of the women were gang-raped and their bodies mutilated.

Twenty-six soldiers were charged with criminal offenses, but only Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader in C Company, was convicted. Found guilty of killing 22 villagers, he was originally given a life sentence, but served only three and a half years under house arrest.

May 07 09:12

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FIGHTS IN COURT TO PREVENT TOP CIA OFFICIAL FROM TESTIFYING ON TORTURE

MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS after President Obama formally ended the CIA’s torture program, the Trump administration is fighting to block the CIA’s new deputy director from providing a deposition about her role in pioneering the agency’s most abusive torture techniques.

The Trump administration appointed Gina Haspel as deputy director of the CIA in February, attracting criticism from human rights advocates due to her former role in abusive interrogations. The move was interpreted as a public sign of the administration’s approval for some of the CIA’s most brutal abuses after the 9/11 attacks.

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Why am I not surprised that President "Deep State" Trump should be making such a move, to defend one the chief torturers from the Bush administration?!?

May 07 08:55

Israel: Doctors refusing to force treatment on Palestinian hunger strikers must find their own replacement

Doctors who refuse to force treatment on hunger striking Palestinian security prisoners whose lives are in danger must find another physician willing to treat the patients, the Health Ministry ordered.

Over 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli prisons, mostly Fatah members led by Marwan Barghouti, began a hunger strike on April 17, demanding additional privileges, and most are still continuing with their strike.

In a letter distributed to Israeli hospitals on Wednesday, the Health Ministry refreshed the regulations and procedures concerning hunger strikers as part of the preparations for treating the striking prisoners, hundreds of whom are still not eating.

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Force-feeding prisoners through an NG tube, is no easy feat, even if the person doing so is both well-trained, and completely humane, as the British found out during the time of "the troubles" in Northern Ireland.

Some of these men are still going to die, and become martyrs for their cause, which is the polar opposite of the outcome Israel wants for these prisoners.

And when word gets out, the furor from the Palestinian community is going to, possibly, take a very brutal, and unexpected course.

May 06 12:02

Despite Concerns Over Possible War Crimes, US Considers Multi-Billion Dollar Saudi Arms Package

Despite the devastating and murderous war being waged on the people of Yemen by Saudi Arabia, Washington is working to ram through contracts for tens of billions of dollars in weapons for the despotic monarchy ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to the kingdom this month, Reuters reports.

May 05 23:30

Sauron Rules in Washington

A reader asked why neoconservatives push toward nuclear war when there can be no winners. If all die, what is the point?

Their insane plan is as follows: Washington will ring Russia and China with anti-ballistic missile bases in order to provide a shield against a retaliatory strike from Russia and China. Moreover, these US anti-ABM bases also can deploy nuclear attack missiles unknown to Russia and China, thus reducing the warning time to five minutes, leaving Washington’s victims little or no time in which to make a decision.

It is Washington that wants to snuff out human morality and beome the master of the planet. As I have previously written, Washington without any question is Sauron. The only important question is whether there is sufficient good left in the world to resist and overcome Washington’s evil.

May 03 11:37

Veteran aid expert Egeland warns of 'Biblical' famine in Yemen

Yemen faces a "famine of Biblical proportions", veteran aid expert Jan Egeland warned on Wednesday during a visit to the war-battered nation, expressing fury over the failure of the "men with guns and power" to end the crisis.

Yemen's two years of civil war have pitted the Iran-aligned Houthi rebel group against a Saudi-backed coalition, causing economic collapse and severely restricting the food and fuel imports on which Yemen traditionally depends.

The United Nations conservatively estimates that more than 10,000 people have been killed, according to data from the health facilities that are still functioning. Experts fear the real figure is much higher.

Egeland, who heads the Norwegian Refugee Council and also advises the U.N. on Syrian humanitarian operations, told Reuters by telephone from the Yemeni capital Sanaa that although Yemen's war was smaller than Syria's, it had led to an epic disaster.

May 03 09:41

Saudi Land Push in Yemen Would Cause Heavy Casualties: DM

Offering rare comments on the invasion of Yemen in a public interview, Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman defended the 2015 invasion as “necessary” to restore former President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

The war is taking a lot longer than the Saudis expected, and the prince is left trying to explain that. His narrative is that the powerful Saudi military could quickly overrun the Shi’ites and win the war if they so chose, but that the number of casualties would be unacceptably high.

That’s interesting on a number of fronts, both in that the Saudis are feeling pressure to publicly explain their lack of victory, and that the Saudis have admitted that there is a conceivable death toll in the Yemen War which they’d regard as unacceptable, given the thousands slain so far and the millions facing starvation because of the naval blockade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prince Salman, a word, please; if your only tools are :

1. massive assassinations of innocent civilians.
2. the starvation of children through the horrific death of malnutrition, because no food is allowed in to feed them
3. the poisoning of the land and people through the use of depleted uranium weapons, leading to massive birth defects in Yemen's children

How can you then, sir, possibly be on the right side of history here?!?

the short answer here is, you're not, and the world is watching, including many dismayed Americans, like myself, and understanding that you are not.

The only people who do not understand this, sir, are the House of Saud, the Saudi government, and the US government, which has not represented We the People for decades.

And if there is such a place as hell in the afterlife, I would like to suggest that there is a very special place here for those whose decisions lead to the poisoning of unborn children in the womb with depleted uranium weapons.

And yet for you and your colleagues, the Saudi Government, the House of Saud, and the US government, you are all perfectly morally comfortable with what you done here.

May 03 09:28

Alarm Grows in Washington as Saudi Coalition Attack on Yemen Port Appears Imminent

The Saudi war in Yemen has already been a humanitarian disaster, and nowhere has that been more apparent than in the nation’s Shi’ite north, where a naval blockade and the fall of all but one Houthi-held port have dramatically limited access to food aid. And it’s about to get a lot worse.

With signs that a Saudi attack on that last port, Hodeidah, the Pentagon has made clear they’d very much like to join the Saudi invasion, seeing the conquest of that last aid port as a hugely decisive moment in the war. Congress, however, isn’t nearly so supportive.

A new open letter from a bipartisan group of Congressmen has called on Defense Secretary James Mattis to “reconsider” the push for involvement, warning that support for the war was never authorized by Congress, and that the US shouldn’t participates in the “senseless humanitarian tragedy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This statement from Congress is not going to deter the Pentagon from pressing forward with this US-militarily enabled, Saudi war crimes and genocide in Yemen; The US government has allowed the Saudis to buy weapons and has (allegedly) provided "guidance" for their air assaults.

Fact: the Saudis have been killing and maiming Yemeni children in these bombing runs.

Images: Yemeni children assassinated and maimed for life from Saudi bombings

Fact: the Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports has resulted in children dying horrifically from the effects of malnutrition and starvation.Images: Yemeni children slowly,
horrifically dying from malnutrition, due to Saudi port blockades

Fact: the Saudi military are using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen.

Images: Saudi military using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

Fact: the use of depleted uranium is having precisely the same effect on Yemeni babies in the womb as it did in Fallujah, Iraq, which means that in Yemen, doctors whose hospitals have not yet been bombed into rubble by the Saudis are seeing a massive spike in cancers, birth defects, and stillbirths. Warning: these images are very graphic.

Images: Yemeni children born with profound birth defects, courtesy of Saudi use of depleted uranium

Having been complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen for the past two years, the Pentagon will only see the assassinations of innocent civilians with their "victory" at Hodeidah as simply collateral damage, and of no consequence whatsoever.

In fact, the US government's willing participation and complicity in Saudi war crimes in Yemen very much reminds me of the statement made by the Papal legate at the siege of Montsegur against the Cathars. Upon being informed that there were women and children there, as well as men, he gave the command: "Kill them all; God will find his own."

In fact, I am rather astonished that the US military hasn't dropped MOABS over all the major civilian population centers in Yemen by now, to kill every Yemeni civilian who is still breathing, to put an end, once and for all, to the Houthi insurgency

May 02 13:06

Afghan deaths soar to highest on record as US weighs strategy

Almost 16 years after the U.S.-backed ouster of the Taliban, Afghanistan remains in the grip of a war with “shockingly high” death rates among security forces and a record number of casualties among civilians, according to the U.S. government watchdog monitoring the country’s reconstruction efforts. Civilian casualties rose to 11,418 last year, the highest since the United Nations began keeping records in 2009. In the first six weeks of this year, 807 Afghan soldiers were killed, John Sopko, the U.S. special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, said in a quarterly report to Congress issued late Sunday.

May 02 11:01

Records Show Girl Begged for Her Life as Officers Dehydrated Her to Death

They murder, by torture, white people too.

Days passed with Jensen not receiving any medical treatment until, finally, it happened. She was found dead in her jail cell, the result of a jail which didn't attempt to meet her physical or medical needs, according to the family.

The Salt Lake City Tribune uncovered internal documents which declare her death attributable to natural causes. A Utah medical examiners report the family classified the 21-year-old woman's death as "natural” a result of cardiac arrhythmia caused by opiate withdrawal and dehydration.

While opiate withdrawal isn't preventable in a jail were opiates aren't given to inmates, dehydration is certainly something which could have been addressed by a trained and licensed medical doctor, who would have most certainly ordered fluids be given intravenously. That basic level of care wasn't given to Jensen and she succumbed to her illness.

May 02 10:56

Jury recommends Milwaukee jail staffers be charged for inmate dehydration death

The Sheriff runs the jail. In the end this death is on him. He is not a hero.

A jury recommended Monday that charges be brought against seven Milwaukee County jail staffers in the dehydration death of an inmate who was allegedly denied water for seven days.

The Associated Press reported the jury heard jail staff testimony and considered evidence from county prosecutors during a six day inquest. Jury members ultimately decided there was probable cause that 38-year-old Terrill Thomas was abused before his death on April 24, 2016.

May 02 08:38

A State of Permanent Human Bondage

The goal of Desert Storm was to destroy the country of Iraq under the guise of liberating Kuwait. In February 1991, during the height of U.S. bombing, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark visited Iraq and reported his findings. At that time, few photos had come from Iraq showing the devastation. Most reporters left Iraq on the eve of the bombing campaign and spent their time in Saudi Arabia listening to the daily propaganda given by the U.S. military. They became so bored that they began to interview each other.

What Clark saw was not pretty. He stated:

The effect of the bombing, if continued, will be the destruction of much of the physical and economic base for life in Iraq. The purpose of the bombing can only be explained rationally as the destruction of Iraq as a viable state for a generation or more.

May 02 07:34

Tomahawk missile strike on Syria was ‘after-dinner entertainment’ – US commerce secretary

Wilbur Ross is the guy who bailed Trump out in the early 90's with Rothschild money. Sounds like a real sicko IMHO!

The 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles the US launched against Syria last month was just “after-dinner entertainment,” which “did not cost the president anything,” the US commerce secretary said, while President Trump called the attack a “tough decision.”

While the estimated cost of the strike ranged from roughly $60 million to $100 million depending on which Tomahawk missile modification was used, Ross stated that it “didn’t cost the president anything to have that entertainment.”

May 01 22:33

Records Show Girl Begged for Her Life as Officers Dehydrated Her to Death

Duchesne County, UT — Madison Jensen’s death could be used as an indictment on America’s love affair with opioids or one of badge abuse or both. At any rate, another inmate has died while in the care of the Duchesne County Jail.

According to the Tribune, authorities have “declined to release surveillance video that would show Jensen’s care during her time in jail. The Duchesne County attorney and Uintah County Sheriff’s Office each has declined to release records that would shed more light on Jensen’s treatment.”

May 01 11:50

Trump is Running Out of Bombs

Good news for Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing. Not so good for civilians in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Afghanistan.

May 01 10:01

US Repeating Same War Crime in Syria that Starved 500,000 Children to Death in Iraq

While the sanctions placed on Iraq by the United Nations Security Council in the 1990s may be a distant memory for some, it’s critical to remember the shameful aftermath as the Trump administration undertakes the sanctioning of certain specific individuals in Syria. No matter the position one might take on the issue of sanctions, the fact remains that they caused a decade of tremendous suffering and widespread deaths of Iraqi civilians, many of them children.

May 01 10:00

Do Americans Have No Shame?

Putting aside the lack of any proof of Russian interference in U.S. elections, Americans have some nerve complaining about outside meddling when they have violated the sovereign rights of much of the planet. Americans owe the world heartfelt acts of contrition. “There ought to be a march of apology from Americans to people in Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya, and yes in Russia too.”

May 01 09:20

IN PHOTOS ~~ WEEKLY SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE IN NEW YORK

A WEEKLY EVENT WE HOLD AT UNION SQ. IT’S CALLED SAMIDOUN[FREENALL POLITICAL PRISONERS]. THIS WEEK IT WAS GEARED TO THE HUNGER STRIKERS.

May 01 09:11

US-led air strikes on ISIS have killed 352 civilians, says the Pentagon as it admits 'regret' - but critics claim the number is at least THREE THOUSAND

At least 352 civilians have been killed in US-led strikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria since 2014, the Pentagon said on Sunday.

The Combined Joint Task Force said they were still assessing 42 reports of civilian deaths in their monthly assessment of air attacks targeting the jihadists.

Senior officials added that 45 civilians were killed between November 2016 and March 2017.

It reported 80 civilian deaths from August 2014 to the present that had not previously been announced. The report included 26 deaths from three separate strikes in March.

But monitoring group Airwars said more than 3,000 civilians have been killed by coalition air strikes.

May 01 08:44

The Rise of the Generals

Who is behind the seeming conversion of Trump to hawk? The generals, Bibi Netanyahu and the neocons, Congressional hawks with Cold War mindsets, the Saudi royal family and the Gulf Arabs — they are winning the battle for the president's mind. But before President Trump proceeds along the path laid out for him by his generals, brave and patriotic men that they are, he should discover if any of them opposed any of the idiotic wars of the last 15 years, beginning with that greatest of strategic blunders — George Bush's invasion of Iraq.

Apr 30 09:29

Extremists Execute Up to 30,000 Surrendered Soldiers and Civilians

Militant extremists executed up to thirty-thousand surrendered soldiers and civilians along a single stretch of desolate highway between Iraq and Kuwait.

The extremist group calls itself USA – United States of America. The year was 1991, and this massacre came to be know as the “Highway of Death”…

Apr 30 08:56

America’s War against the People of Korea: The Historical Record of US War Crimes

An armistice is an agreement by the warring parties to stop fighting. It does signify the end of war.

What underlies the 1953 Armistice Agreement is that one of the warring parties, namely the US has consistently threatened to wage war on the DPRK for the last 60 years.

The US has on countless occasions violated the Armistice Agreement. It has remained on a war footing. Casually ignored by the Western media and the international community, the US has actively deployed nuclear weapons targeted at North Korea for more than half a century in violation of article 13b) of the Armistice agreement.

The armistice remains in force. The US is still at war with Korea. It is not a peace treaty, a peace agreement was never signed.

Apr 29 08:33

Babies starve as war grinds on in Mosul

This is on the heads of the American people who pay for the fighters and weapons on both sides with their taxes!

By Isabel Coles | QAYYARA, Iraq

The babies cry with hunger but are so severely malnourished that doctors treating them at a hospital in Iraq would make their condition worse if they fed them enough to stop the pangs.

Many of the starving infants are from Mosul, where war between Islamic State militants and Iraqi forces is taking a heavy toll on several hundred thousand civilians trapped inside the city.

A new, specialist ward was opened recently to deal with the growing number of children from Mosul showing signs of malnutrition as the conflict grinds on -– most of them less than six-months-old.

Apr 28 12:00

When 'Sunshine' Ruled on the Korean Peninsula

Before South Korea’s conservative presidents severed ties with North Korea from 2008, their liberal predecessors Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun promoted peaceful engagement and rapprochement, an approach called the “sunshine policy.”

The name stemmed from an ancient Greek fable where the wind and the sun competed to remove a man’s cloak. No matter how strongly the wind blew, the man only wrapped his cloak more tightly to keep warm. But when the sun shone, the warmth made him take his cloak off. The wind symbolized unsuccessful coercive policies toward North Korea and the sun stood for an approach able to persuade North Korea to take off its anachronistic and uncomfortable cloak, changing at last.

Apr 28 10:06

9/11 Destroyed America Conspiracy Buzz — Paul Craig Roberts

In America, telling the truth has become more dangerous than ever … even deadly to one’s career. “It comes at a high cost that hardly any can afford.” Why have we allowed a tiny handful of neoconservatives to destroy multiple Middle Eastern countries, along with whatever civil liberties we once had in America? Neoconservatives are a tiny number of people. No more than a dozen are of any consequence. Yet they have used America to murder millions. And now they are fomenting war with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. The world would never survive such a war. Are Americans so insouciant that they will stand aside while a dozen neoconservatives destroy the world?

Apr 28 07:31

BEXALERT: GOP Lawmaker: U.S. Won’t Spray Opium in Afghanistan Because Crops ‘Might Be Too Close to a Mosque’

WASHINGTON D.C. — The United States had the ability to use aerial spraying to destroy the opium crops in Afghanistan used by the Taliban to fund their terrorist activities after 9/11 but refused to do so out of concern that the plants “might be too close to a mosque,” declared Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) during a congressional hearing.

We all know why they wont spray the poppies. Cuts into the CIA's profits!

www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/dyinginafghanistan.php

Apr 27 10:16

India blocks social media in Kashmir in wake of abuse videos

India has ordered internet service providers in Indian-controlled Kashmir to immediately block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications for one month, after several videos and photos depicting alleged abuses of Kashmiris by Indian security forces sparked outrage and fueled protests.

The government said the restrictions ordered Wednesday were made "in the interest of maintenance of public order." But Pranesh Preshrank, policy director for the Indian advocacy group the Center for Internet and Society, called it a "blow to freedom of speech" and "legally unprecedented in India."

"It not only violates the Indian constitution but also violates international law," he said.

Most of the applications the government ordered blocked were still working Thursday. However, 3G and 4G mobile connections in the Kashmir Valley have not worked for more than a week now. Broadband and 2G connections have not been affected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the Indian government; it appears these episodes of torture have been approved, and signed off on by the top levels of the Indian government and military.

If they have not, why are you still permitting this to happen?!?

Tell your military in Kashmir to stop the torture; you can't kill the messenger here, because viral videos are almost impossible to stop.

This should be a vile embarrassment to one of the most diverse democracies on the planet!!

Apr 27 09:14

The Looting Machine Called Capitalism

Capitalism is the Banksters economic system they have imposed on the Planet.
America's Original economic system was free enterprise. When the Brits tried to impose an early form of capitalism on America known as Mercantilism they got a Revolution. The Banksters eventually got us back into their Satanic Economic System. PCR is 100% right. Capitalism and its handmaiden fractional reserve banking also known as Usury are nothing but a Gigantic Looting and Killing Machine!
The Looting Machine Called Capitalism
Paul Craig Roberts

I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment. In other words, capitalists make profits because their costs are externalized and born by others. In the US, society and the environment have to pick up the tab produced by capitalist activity.

Apr 26 09:22

NETANYAHU SETS POLICY: WE WON’T MEET DIPLOMATS WHO MEET WITH BREAKING THE SILENCE

Israeli-German relations took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, the day after Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel because he insisted on meeting with far-Left NGO Breaking the Silence.

“Our relations with Germany are strong and they are important and they will continue,” Netanyahu said, explaining his decision to cancel the meeting with a senior representative of one of Israel’s most important friends in Europe.

My policy is clear: not to meet with diplomats who visit Israel and meet with organizations that defame IDF soldiers and try to prosecute our soldiers as war criminals, which diplomats would never consider doing in the United States, Britain or anywhere else,” he said. “Our soldiers are the basis of our existence. They are guarding us, and we will protect them.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is acting scared, because he understands that Breaking the Silence is a powerful witness to the brutal excesses of the IDF, including cold-blooded murder, against the Palestinians. Here's their website:

Breaking the Silence. Org

And German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a word, please; whatever foreign aid your country is providing to Israel, I would suggest that it stops and immediately. People who tell the truth about their experience in the IDF should not be marginalised.

Apr 25 21:54

Kung Fu students dangle heavy wooden boxes from genitals

OUCH!!! With video! ROTFWCMFEO!

April 25 (UPI) -- A group of students studying an unusual form of Kung Fu showed off their strength by swinging heavy wooden boxes from their genitals......

Apr 25 21:43

Stampeding wild boars kill 3 Islamic State militants in Iraq

April 25 (UPI) -- A stampede of wild boars mauled to death three Islamic State militants waiting in ambush Sunday in Iraq, Kurdish fighters said Tuesday.

The mangled bodies were discovered by refugees fleeing territory controlled by the Islamic State about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk, said Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-Islamic State forces.

Apr 25 08:59

UN: Torture by Government ‘Widespread’ in Afghanistan

Since the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan in 2001, torture has been an ongoing problem, with both the occupation forces, and in particular the allied Afghan security forces, routinely abusing detainees captured in “conflict-related” circumstances.

The UN has issued a new report warning that the problem of torture among security forces is “as widespread as ever,” noting that at least 39 percent of detainees interviewed by the UN gave credible testimony of having been tortured by Afghan police, troops, or intelligence officials.

This is up from 35% reporting torture during the last UN report, in 2015. They also noted that despite repeated assurances by the Afghan government that torture won’t be tolerated, there is a near total lack of accountability for those torturing detainees in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) absoflippinglutely unbelievable, yet thoroughly predictable.

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