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TORTURE/WAR CRIMES

Dec 17 08:57

Did Satellites Expose A Secret American Drone Hangar In A Saudi Desert?

Buried deep in the heart of one of the most barren deserts in Saudi Arabia, and the entire planet for that matter, a commercial satellite happened upon what appears to be a very modern airport that suddenly appeared out of thin air from one year to the next. What makes the airport even more mysterious is the fact that there are no planes on site and no government claims ownership of the facility. So, is this airport a mere "Border Guard" facility, as Google Maps would suggest, or did this satellite just happen to reveal the location of a secret U.S. military airport used to conduct drone operations in Yemen?

Dec 15 08:56

“TRANSPARENT” OBAMA ADMIN JUST ORDERED BUSH’S WAR CRIMES TO REMAIN SECRET FOR 12 MORE YEARS

Those who wished to read the full text of the notorious Senate report on documenting the CIA torture of detainees after 9/11 will have to wait for 12 years. The White House ordered it kept under seal after Barack Obama leaves office.
Seven US senators urged the Obama administration to declassify the 6,770-page Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program so the public could have a full account of past torture practices.

White House counsel Neil Eggleston, in responding to the request, said the president had told the National Archives and Records Administration that access to the classified material should be shielded from public access requests for 12 years.

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No, Mr. President: this report on CIA torture should be released immediately.

The American people deserve to know what was done, in their names, and with their tax dollars, to torture prisoners of war into confessions. Consider the case of one Benyam Mohammed, as reported in the working papers, 2006, of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Council, and I warn you: the language is very graphic, but I think Americans should definitively know what went on in the torture sessions the US military did directly, or outsourced, as was the case here.

206. At its worst, the torture involved stripping Binyam naked and using a doctor's scalpel to make incisions all over his chest and other parts of his body: "One of them took my penis in his hand and began to make cuts. He did it once and they stood for a minute, watching my reaction. I was in agony, crying, trying desperately to suppress myself, but I was screaming. They must have done this 20 to 30 times, in maybe two hours. There was blood all over. They cut all over my private parts. One of them said it would be better just to cut it off, as I would only breed terrorists."

207. Eventually Binyam began to co-operate in his interrogation sessions in an effort to prevent being tortured: "They said if you say this story as we read it, you will just go to court as a witness and all this torture will stop. I could not take any more... and I eventually repeated what they read out to me. They told me to say I was with bin Laden five or six times. Of course that was false. They continued with two or three interrogations a month. They weren't really interrogations —more like trainings, training me what to say."

The bottom line here is, torture will get the tortured person to say anything their torturers want them to say in order to get the torture to stop; they were getting precisely the false confessions his torturers wanted from this guy, which he gave in order to get the torture to stop.

It does not produce actionable intelligence.

One of the finest interrogators of all times, Germany's Hanns-Joachim Scharff, during World War 11, never used any torture; only kindness, but wound up with great intel from the process. In fact, after the war, because he was so respected by the American military, he was invited to give courses in his methods of interrogation here in the states.

Hanns Scharff

And I will tell you what else happens, when the US government either tortures, or outsources torture.

1. It demonstrates to the world that the United States does not believe in the
rule of law at all, so its treatment of prisoners of war absolutely does not
follow the Geneva Conventions, which provide for the humane treatment of
these prisoners.

2. It gives carte blanche to leadership of other countries to torture American
civilians and military personnel.

3. It demonstrates, both at home and abroad, that US leadership has utterly
no moral compass whatsoever.

Dec 14 17:01

US Cancels Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia, But There’s A $115 Billion Problem

In a surprise move, the United States has announced that they will halt sales certain munitions sales to Saudi Arabia yesterday, citing growing concerns about “flaws” in Saudi targeting in the Yemen war, which is leading to a huge number of civilian deaths. Officials quoted in Reuters described a “systemic, endemic” problem with Saudi targeting in the war, and decided that they could no longer sell certain “air-dropped” weaponry to the Saudis. The shift is surprising, as US officials have repeatedly claimed support for the Saudi war, but it isn’t necessarily a huge shift.

Dec 14 08:47

Obama nixes bid to release report on detainees' "torture" by CIA post-911

President Obama on Monday turned down a request from some senators to declassify a Senate report documenting the CIA’s harsh treatment of detainees after 9/11.

Dec 14 07:24

Dramatic Drone Footage Shows East Aleppo Devastation As Air Strikes, Shelling Return


Drone footage has revealed extreme devastation in eastern Aleppo, once Syria's largest city and thriving economic center with its renowned ancient sites, with crumbling homes and deserted streets replacing a once-lively area of the city.

Dec 13 09:30

George W. Bush Is Beng Sued For War Crimes! LIVE COVERAGE CALIFORNIA''S 9th Circuit

The U.S. lawyer argued that simply having a personal motivation for war on the half of the defendants would not meet the standards in this case.

The court then allowed Comar to give a brief closing argument and adjourned, The hearing was completed, and they left for the day. They did not rule at this time, they will do that in writing.

Wow, 32 minutes is all our 'justice system' grants for a war with untold millions of deaths and consequences of Biblical proportions. Amazing.

Dec 13 09:24

United States War Crimes

The United States has been particularly reluctant to sign treaties addressing the “laws of war”. It has refused to sign The Declaration on the Prohibition of the Use of Thermo-Nuclear Weapons (1961); The Resolution on the Non-Use of Force in International Relations and Permanent Ban on the Use of Nuclear Weapons (1972); The Resolution on the Definition of Aggression (1974); Protocols Additional to the 1949 Geneva Convention (1977); and the Declaration on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons(1989).1

Equally disturbing was the U.S. refusal to sign the Convention on Rights of the Child, introduced into the United Nations General assembly on November 20, 1989 and subsequently ratified by 191 countries.

Dec 13 08:31

‘We betrayed the legacy of the Holocaust’: Professor Yair Auron pushes Israel to confront its complicity with Bosnian genocide

“We betrayed the legacy of the Holocaust when we’re committing acts like this,” Professor Yair Auron said. “To sell weapons to Serbia or to Rwanda during the genocide is similar to selling weapons to Nazi Germany during the Second World War. No country has the right to do it and especially not Israel.”

Yair Auron, a professor of Holocaust and genocide studies at the Open University of Israel is on a mission to bring Israeli officials complicit in the Bosnian genocide to account.

Under the public’s right-to-know, Auron and Jerusalem-based human rights lawyer Eitay Mack submitted a petition requesting the state to reveal its documents regarding Israel’s complicity in the Bosnian genocide.

Dec 13 07:59

Israel dismisses 1,000 complaints of torture

Israel has failed to launch a single criminal investigation for torture despite more than 1,000 complaints by victims since 2001.

Dec 13 07:27

How Pro-Israel Neocons Pushed for War in Iraq (Alison Weir)

Alison Weir calls the names of the 25 or so Israel-firsters inside US government behind all the wars.

Dec 12 15:13

A “Soft Coup” Attempt: Furious Trump Slams “Secret” CIA Report Russia Helped Him Win

The Washington Post reports a secret anonymous CIA assessment claims Russia tried to help Trump win the election . The Post falsely claimed there is a consensus in the CIA while Lawmakers briefed on the report say there is no direct evidence of Russian involvement, the evidence is circumstantial and not all agents agreed on the assessment.

Dec 12 11:17

George W. Bush Is Beng Sued For War Crimes! LIVE COVERAGE CALIFORNIA''S 9th Circuit

This case was dismissed in 2014 but the appeal is being heard today. The oral argument will be live streamed and recorded on the Ninth Circuit's YouTube channel, permitting members of the public to watch the argument.
The Court's calendar commences at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 12th; the case will likely be heard later in the morning, as it is last on the Court's calendar. UPDATE: I watched the 32-minute hearing live & did a write-up on the proceedings. Wow, 32 minutes is all our 'justice system' grants for a war with untold millions of deaths and consequences of Biblical proportions. Amazing.

Dec 11 09:24

George W. Bush ‘War Crimes’ Trial Begins In California Court

Former President George. W Bush may face trial at a California court for committing war crimes in Iraq, in an unprecedented announcement made by the U.S. Court of Appeal.

The United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit today confirmed that Judges Susan Graber and Andrew Hurwitz will hear arguments on December 12, 2016, in the case of Saleh v. Bush.

Dec 11 08:48

License To Kill Berlin Finally Admits Hosting Key US Drone War Base

Dec 09 16:21

Supreme Court rules against exposing Israel's role in Bosnian genocide

Citing potential damage to Israel’s foreign relations, the Supreme Court rejects a petition calling to reveal details of the government’s arms exports to the Serbian army during the Bosnian genocide.

Dec 09 15:06

Democrats Attempt to Hide Illegal CIA Torture Methods

A significant report into CIA torture will not be released, according to Representative Adam Schiff.

The 6,700-page Senate Intelligence Committee report contains details of waterboarding and other ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’, widely considered to be acts of torture and a violation of international laws.

Dec 09 09:59

Censored Photos From Inside U.S. Japanese Concentration Camps

The military seized her photographs, quietly depositing them in the National Archives, where they remained mostly unseen and unpublished until 2006

Dec 09 08:41

East Aleppo civilians report torture, executions by ‘moderate opposition’ - Russian military

Civilians who fled from militants in east Aleppo say the so-called “moderate opposition” used torture and executed people, the Russian General Staff announced.

“Civilians who escaped from terrorists are reporting about new crimes committed by the so-called ‘moderate opposition’ fighters in east Aleppo. There is confirmation of the facts of abuse, torture, public executions, as well as wanton killings of the population," said the head of operations for Russia’s General Staff, Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy.

Dec 07 17:58

The Final Round: Does Obama Succumb to Zionist Power?

Eight years ago, from the day Obama entered the White House, he knew that since 1939 the Zionists have had only one intent regarding the Palestinians, cleanse all of Palestine of the Arabs that lived there. That intent continues to the present day.

Dec 07 15:37

Democrats Attempt to Hide Illegal CIA Torture Methods

A significant report into CIA torture will not be released, according to Representative Adam Schiff.

Dec 07 12:51

U.S. First Shields Its Torturers and War Criminals From Prosecution, Now Officially Honors Them

As vice president, Dick Cheney was a prime architect of the worldwide torture regime implemented by the U.S. government (which extended far beyond waterboarding), as well as the invasion and destruction of Iraq, which caused the deaths of at least 500,000 people and more likely over a million. As such, he is one of the planet’s most notorious war criminals.

Dec 07 10:23

CIA Torture Architect Defends Methods By Comparing The Term To Racism

James Mitchell, one of two psychologists behind the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program used under President George W. Bush, defended torture by saying the word has lost its meaning.

Mitchell, who is currently being sued by those subjected to his torture methods, was speaking at conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute to promote his new book ‘Enhanced Interrogation – Inside the minds and motives of the Islamic terrorists trying to destroy America’ on Tuesday.

Dec 07 09:57

Obama Blasts Critics, Defends US Drone Strikes Despite Civilian Casualties

During US President Barack Obama’s final speech on national security on Tuesday, he blasted critics of drone strikes, defending the actions as “the highest standard we can set."

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Dec 07 08:49

Democrats Attempt to Hide Illegal CIA Torture Methods

A significant report into CIA torture will not be released, according to Representative Adam Schiff.

The 6,700-page Senate Intelligence Committee report contains details of waterboarding and other ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’, widely considered to be acts of torture and a violation of international laws.

Dec 07 07:57

Breaking: George W. Bush on Trial? Saleh v. Bush in California Court on Charges of “Crimes of Aggression” Against Iraq

Saleh v. Bush involves claims by an Iraqi woman, Sundus Shaker Saleh, that former President George W. Bush and other high ranking Bush-era officials broke the law when they planned and waged the Iraq War.

Saleh alleges that former Bush Administration leaders committed the crime of aggression when they planned and executed the Iraq War, a war crime that was called the “supreme international crime” at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946.

Saleh is appealing the immunity provided to the Defendants by the district court in December 2014.

Dec 06 13:01

Red Cross Poll Shows Alarming US Tolerance for War Crimes

The most recent version of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) “People on War” poll has shown an alarming shift in attitudes, particularly among the populations of the five permanent UN Security Council members, toward accepting war crimes as just “part of war.” No nation saw a bigger shift, however, than the United States.

Dec 06 09:51

German govt finally admits hosting key US drone war base, Die Linke MP tells RT

After years of denial, Berlin has acknowledged that the US Air Force is using Ramstein Air Base in Germany to carry out drone attacks in anti-terrorist operations, Die Linke (the Left) MP Andrej Hunko told RT.

Dec 05 18:13

Throwing a tantrum like this plays into the Israel lobby's hands

Who would pick a pointless fight with an ally like the New Statesman and hand the Israel lobby an open goal just when Tel Aviv's notorious propaganda chief, Mark Regev, is settling into his new role as Israel's ambassador in London? Answer: the Palestine Solidarity Camaign (PSC), which describes itself as "the biggest organisation in the UK dedicated to securing Palestinian human rights".

Dec 05 14:00

Rand Paul: "Anyone else on The Planet" Would Be Better Than John Bolton ForTrump's Secretary of State

Senator Rand Paul appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson last week and said that when it comes to Secretary of State, Trump should pick someone who agrees with the positions that Trump has outlined throughout his campaign- that the Iraq war was a mistake, no nation-building, and focus on our infrastructure here at home instead of meddling in foreign nations. Paul added that Giuliani, Bolton and Romney do not fit that billabill and that in particular, "anyone else on the planet" would be better than John Bolton for Secretary of state, since most people would view war as a last resort whereas war would be Bolton' s first choice.

Dec 02 15:18

Trump’s New Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland: A Pro-Torture, Anti-Whistleblower Globalist

Not only does she want Wikileaks taken down and Assange prosecuted as a terrorist because he's "waging cyberwar on the United States and the global world order,” but, according to KT McFarland, waterboarding isn’t torture, it doesn’t matter if it is torture because torture works, and if torture works even if it is torture, it’s probably worth doing.

Sounds like we need to get ready for the George W. Bush years all over again.

That woman right there is scary as Hell... and she's Trump's new Deputy National Security Advisor.

Dec 02 14:32

Marine General 'Mad Dog' Mattis got Trump to rethink his position on torture in under an hour

Details about the private conversation are hard to come by, but Trump did reveal an interesting bit Tuesday to reporters at The New York Times when asked about waterboarding.

From The Times:

"'He said, "I've never found it to be useful,"' Mr. Trump said, describing the general's view of torturing terrorism suspects. He added that Mr. Mattis found more value in building trust and rewarding cooperation with terror suspects: '"Give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and I'll do better."'

Dec 02 12:48

Kissinger and Brzezinski to Be Honoured by Nobel Institute and Oslo University

These two top officials behind major US wars (Iran/Afghanistan and Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos) and regime change (against Allende, Chile) will speak at the first of a new event, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, created by the Nobel Institute in Oslo.

The leaders of the two institutions declare that they are proud to have succeeded in getting these two diplomats to Norway – and the media of course will be there. The event is sponsored by the California-based company InCircl – a marketing and mobile payment company.

This is the country that, since 1980, has intervened violently in Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosova/Serbia, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, i.e. 14 Muslim countries. It has some 630 base facilities in 130+ countries. It has its US Special Forces (SOF) in 133 countries.

It has used nuclear weapons without apology and owns the second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

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By inviting warmongers and war criminals like Kissinger and Brzezinski to such an event demonstrates that the Nobel Peace Prize is an absolute, utter fraud!!

It would really be a joke, had not so many people, in so many countries, died because of the wars generated by these men.

Dec 02 11:51

Yemen on fire (PHOTOS)

Dec 02 09:05

CHIQUITA’S TERRORIST FUNDING

A federal judge in Florida ruled that “victims of Colombian paramilitary death squads funded by Chiquita” have a right to have their case heard in the United States rather than Colombia, “clearing the way for the historic case to advance toward trial.” The ruling comes nearly a decade after Chiquita pled guilty in 2007 to charges of “engaging in unauthorized transactions” with the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), which was designated a global terrorist organization by the US State Department in 2001. “It’s an important win for the victims of violent groups funded by Chiquita,” said Michael Evans, director of the Archive’s Colombia documentation project, “and a big boost for groups seeking to hold multinational corporations accountable for human rights crimes in US courts.”

Dec 01 10:59

Trump Ponders Petraeus for Senior Job

The news that President-elect Donald Trump called in disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus for a job interview as possible Secretary of State tests whether Trump’s experience in hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” honed his skills for spotting an incompetent phony or not.

Does Trump need more data than the continuing bedlam in Iraq and Afghanistan to understand that one can earn a Princeton PhD by writing erudite-sounding drivel about “counterinsurgency” and still flunk war?

In 2007, Adm. William Fallon, commander of CENTCOM with four decades of active-duty experience behind him, quickly took the measure of Petraeus, who was one of his subordinates while implementing a “surge” of over 30,000 U.S. troops into Iraq.

Nov 30 06:16

Lawsuit Aims to Hold 2 Contractors Accountable for C.I.A. Torture

Nearly 15 years after the United States adopted a program to interrogate terrorism suspects using techniques now widely considered to be torture, no one involved in helping craft it has been held legally accountable. Even as President Obama acknowledged that the United States “tortured some folks,” his administration declined to prosecute any government officials.

Nov 29 17:10

Intel Officer Plotting With ISIS To Blow Up Intel Headquarters Arrested In Germany

Germany has arrested an intelligence officer which infiltrated the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BvF) on behalf of ISIS after he was outed for leaking classified information to the terrorist group in a plot to blow up the office’s headquarters.

Nov 29 11:39

WATER PROTECTOR HIT IN EYE BY TEAR GAS GRENADE AND OTHERS INJURED SUE POLICE

Virginia Dundon, a member of the Navajo Nation and a part of a water protectors’ camp resisting the Dakota Access pipeline since September 11, may never be able to see out of her right eye again. She was hit by a tear gas canister on November 20, when police attacked hundreds of water protectors on Backwater Bridge.

In response to the brutality she suffered, Dundon, along with other water protectors, have filed a lawsuit against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies responsible for “excessive force” used against water protectors.

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Let's see...throwing a tear gas directly at someone's eye; shooting someone in the back with a rubber bullet; creating hypothermia so intense that feeling in the victim's hand was lost; shooting someone directly in the vagina with a tear gas grenade: and this was all considered "normal and reasonable" by the Morton County Police?!?

Hitler's Josef Mengele would have LOVED these guys!! They obviously thought they had the right to use torture here, with all the modern accoutrements, when protesters are seriously getting in the way of money to be made!

Nov 28 09:19

The U.S. Pledged $38 BILLION To War Criminals

In this video, Rachel Blevins looks at the largest military assistance deal in U.S. history, where the United State will give Israel $38 Billion over the next 10 years.

Nov 28 00:16

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

It is therefore incumbent upon each and every single patriotic American who cares about the future of their country (especially federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutor offices) to immediately begin to identify, isolate, marginalize, investigate, indict, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate all Neo-Conservatives as an internal and national security threat to the welfare of the United States of America.

Nov 27 23:53

Trump the Great — Paul Craig Roberts

If Trump can defeat the oligarchy and save America, he can go down in history as Trump the Great.

What we don’t know is why groups that allegedly are liberal-progressive-leftwing are such fervent supporters of Hillary.

To the extent any of the Trump protesters are sincere and not merely paid tools of oligarchs, such as George Soros, military and financial interests, and global capitalists, they should consider that false claims and unjustified criticism can cause Trump and his supporters to close their ears to all criticism and make it easier for neoconservatives to influence Trump by offering support.

Nov 25 13:03

Anti-Trump Rioters calling for a Race War

Anti-Trump rioters are calling for a race war as the media pushes the false narrative Trump is collaborating with white supremacists to start a holocaust.

Nov 25 11:28

NoDAPL Protestor Faces Possible Loss Of Her Arm After Police Attack

A 21 year old from New York, who was attempting to exit the bridge when police fired multiple rounds of rubber bullets and threw two grenades, one of which exploded directly on her arm.

Nov 25 11:14

Kiev to hold missile-firing exercise over Crimea, where civil aviation performs flights - Moscow

Hold on to your horses boys cause we are in for a hell of a ride!

Ukraine has made a unilateral decision to organize missile-firing exercises over Crimea, in the sovereign airspace of the Russian Federation, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya reported. Missiles will be fired in regions where civil and state aviation flights run.

Nov 25 10:09

Crimes against Humanity: Ninety Percent of Gaza Has No Clean Drinking Water

Ninety percent of Gaza has no safe drinking water and by 2020, none of the water in the blockaded enclave will be usable if nothing is done, the World Bank said this week.

This was not always the case. As recently as the late 1990s, tap water in Gaza was safe to drink, World Bank Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist Adnan Ghosheh said in his statement on the World Bank website this week. But since then, so much water has been pumped from the natural aquifer underneath Gaza that seawater has seeped in, spoiling the water and making it too salty for drinking.

Gaza’s nearly 2 million residents, therefore, rely on about 150 water truck operators selling desalinated filtered drinking water. However, “It’s more expensive and not an improved source of water, according to our definitions of water clean enough to drink,” Ghosheh said.

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Access to clean water is a basic human right; withholding or denying it, is tantamount to a war crime, courtesy of the Israelis, against the Palestinians.

Nov 24 08:52

‘We are at war with Russia’: EU Parliament resolution to counter Russian media

The resolution is a sign of the “political degradation” of the western “idea of democracy” - Putin

For decades the EU has been lecturing Russia and touting freedom of speech as one of its core principles, but hypocritically dismissed it as an unnecessary luxury once their narrative was challenged, RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said.

“We of course are extremely disappointed, this is really outrageous,” Simonyan said on the subject of the EU’s so-called anti-Russia propaganda resolution.

Nov 23 17:28

Historians Warn of Trump Death Squads, Mass Killings and Ghetto Intermittent Camps

Liberals contemplate launching a preemptive civil war as historians warn a holocaust us inevitable if Trump is allowed to take power.

Their warning is dire: America will soon face a Holocaust complete with mass killings committed by paramilitary death squads, ghetto interment camps and a raging world war which will all be justified by flag terrorist attack and false accusations of a military coup if Trump is not prevented from taking power.

Historians are sounding the alarm that Trump must be prevented from taking power because once he does it will be too late.

At the same time the corporate media continues to flame conspiracy theories that Donald Trump and those in his inner circle are racist fascists supported by a massive base of white racist sexist males.

Nov 23 16:44

ACLU And John McCain Team Up To Stop Trump Torture Policies

Senator John McCain has promised to go head-to-head with President-elect Donald Trump if he follows through on campaign promises to reinstate the use of waterboarding and other methods of torture as interrogation techniques.

Nov 23 09:54

Trump Backs Off Promise to Bring Back Torture

President-elect Donald Trump has backed off of one of the most controversial pledges of his campaign today, his promise to bring back torture of detainees, saying following a talk with retired Gen. James Mattis that he was told torture doesn’t work as well as building a rapport with prisoners.

Nov 23 08:30

Clash Of Belief Systems Dominates The Biological Weapons Convention

By Janet Phelan

Conflict broke out on the floor of the Biological Weapons Convention in Geneva on the third day of the three week long meeting, with the growing division between Russia and her allies on the one hand and the US and hers on the other, evidencing in verbal accusations launched by both sectors.

Russia exerted her “right of reply” to respond to statements made by the US and Sweden which implicated Syrian forces in the use of chemical weapons in that war torn country.

According to the spokesperson for the Russian Federation, such accusations were not only “off topic” at a meeting devoted to biological—not chemical—weapons but were also patently false...

Nov 23 08:29

Berating The POTUS / 'THEN' and now

FLASHBACK 3/14/2003: Dixie Chicks pulled from air after bashing Bush

CNN- DALLAS, Texas (Reuters) -- There are a lot worse things in country music than your wife leaving you or your dog dying. There's stations not playing your music because you done gone and said some things against the president.

Music superstars the Dixie Chicks are finding out that criticizing President Bush's plans for war in Iraq can cost you air play, big time.

Country stations across the United States have pulled the Chicks from playlists following reports that lead singer Natalie Maines said in a concert in London earlier this week that she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

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(*No Tag For DOUBLE STANDARDS )

Nov 22 10:57

Amnesty: UK 'utterly disingenuous' about human rights in Bahrain

British ministers have acted like overexcited cheerleaders for Bahrain’s woefully inadequate human rights reforms, Amnesty International has said, ahead of an expected visit next month by Theresa May on the sidelines of the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit.

Ministers ought to be confronting the awkward reality that the institutions set up in Bahrain with UK support “are seriously flawed and widely seen as a PR exercises”, Amnesty said.

The bodies, the ombudsman of the ministry of interior and the special investigations unit within the public prosecution, were established in 2012 following a fierce crackdown by the Bahraini government on protests the previous year.

The then foreign secretary Philip Hammond said Bahrain had been making significant reform, telling the House of Commons it was “a country which is travelling in the right direction”.

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Hey, the British government has been historically willing to "look the other way" on torture, when there's money to be made, right, House of Commons and House of Lords?!?

As reported at rt.com in September of 2015, regarding the British Arms Fair:

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Bahrain and the UAE will be among the countries participating in London's 2015 Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition next week. RT takes a look at this year’s potential biggest buyers, whose record has often stirred controversy. Customers at this year’s arms fair may not always see eye-to-eye on geopolitics, but one thing they do hold in common is a desire to keep their armories well stocked. Countries such as Bahrain and Israel need guns to put down the meddlesome elements within their borders, while nations like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates need arms to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen. Over the course of next week, military buyers from around the world will rub shoulders at the world’s biggest arms fair in London’s EXCEL exhibition center to shop around for the deadliest deals. This year’s DSEI will welcome some of the world’s most repressive regimes. Among the guests are Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, all of which have been condemned for human rights abuses and violating international law.

And if the British and American governments were happy with what your weapons makers sold to these regimes, let me acquaint you with precisely what Saudi Arabia has been doing with these weapons against the people of Yemen: I am sure you are going to be just as happy with the following images:

Images of children killed by Saudi bombings in Yemen

Oh, and of course, there's that Saudi Naval blockade of Yemen, causing the slow, painful deaths of Yemeni children: if you liked the preceding image, you're gonna LOVE this one:

Images of dead and starving Yemeni children, 2016

Oh, and here's an image relating to current "human rights" in Bahrain:

Torture the norm in Bahrain to elicit confessions

So, to the UK and US government: these arms sales to despotic countries which attack schools, hospitals, open air markets, and kill kids, and torture political prisoners has made both governments complicit in war crimes.

I used to be very proud to be an American; but these days, being a citizen of a country addicted to pre-emptive wars; which tortures prisoners of war to obtain false confessions; which abets and enables countries which maim, murder, and torture civilians...this is not who I am, and not what I signed up for, as a citizen of the United States of America.

I think many of our readers will resonate with this thought.

What I have reported, in terms of the British government's glossing over Bahrain's atrocious human rights records, and the US/UK sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia, is no "conspiracy theory"; it is hard evidence and fact, documented by the images and information I have chosen to share with our readers today.

And to my American brothers and sisters, and my English cousins, let me say this; we have to work together, in the most peaceful ways possible, to end this enabling of despots around the world by our respective governments.

Nov 21 13:38

U.S., Russia Reject Possibility of War Crimes Investigations

By Derrick Broze

Both Russia and the United States are rejecting war crimes allegations from the International Criminal Court.

The International Criminal Court is losing support from super powers Russia and the United States, as well as smaller nations like the Philippines. Last week Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte spoke out against the court, calling it “useless”. The ICC recently stated that they may have jurisdiction to prosecute those who carry out killings as part of the Philippines’ drug war. President Duterte has encouraged the killing of drug dealers, leading to more than 2,400 deaths. Duterte dismissed the court and said it was losing influence...

Nov 20 12:24

Twitter Verifies Muslim Brotherhood Account After Purging Conservatives

Twitter just verifed @Ikhwanweb as official Muslim Brotherhood account “Jihad is our way” but conservatives are purged. Let this sink in.

Not only have conservative accounts been purged on Twitter, numerous social networks and the corporate media have launched a campaign to smear numerous conservative websites as being fake news and are making platform changes to censor their free speech and economically disable their sites.

Nov 20 12:19

Russian government spokesperson says 'the Jews' knew Donald Trump would win US election

Nope! Putin and Lavrov have not been fooled.

Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman has claimed “the Jews” knew Donald Trump would win the US election.

Maria Zakharova told a TV chat show in Russia that to gauge such political outcomes in the future, “don’t read the mainstream newspapers”.

“Our people in Brighton [Beach] will tell you everything,” she said, referring to a district of New York which is home to a large number of Jewish emigres from the former Soviet Union.

Putting on a mock-Jewish accent, the 40-year-old said Jewish people had told her: “‘Understand this – we'll donate to Clinton, of course. But we'll give the Republicans twice that amount.’

“That was it. The matter was settled for me, personally.”

Nov 20 12:15

Neocon ‘Blasts from the Past’ Threaten to Undermine Trump Presidency

During his uphill campaign for the Republican Party presidential nomination and subsequent race for the White House, president-elect Donald Trump called NATO «obsolete», implied that Russia had not committed «aggression» by re-incorporating Crimea following a popular referendum in that region, and proclaimed he would be an «honest broker» in negotiations between Israel and Palestine. These may be mere words, not backed up by U.S. foreign policy changes, if Trump continues to bring discredited neo-conservatives – neocons – from the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush into his inner circle of advisers and, potentially, into senior national security and foreign policy positions in his administration.

Nov 20 10:47

‘War crimes of torture’: ICC prosecutor signals charges against US armed forces, CIA

The US may have committed war crimes of torture, cruel treatment and rape, when it interrogated dozens of people in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2004, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says.

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Nov 20 10:06

Turkish Media Lights Up with Gen. Michael Flynn’s Call to Extradite Gulen

Check the comments.

Turkish media have picked up an opinion piece by key Trump foreign policy adviser Gen. Michael Flynn calling for the extradition of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, while at least one Turkish official has expressed eagerness to work with an incoming Trump administration to have the cleric returned to his home country.

Nov 20 09:59

TURKISH CLIENT PAID TRUMP ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN’S COMPANY “TENS OF THOUSANDS” OF DOLLARS FOR LOBBYING

DONALD TRUMP HAS repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” of Washington corruption. The new ethics pledge he announced Wednesday would prohibit registered lobbyists from working for his transition team or administration.

But Trump’s supposed aversion to lobbyists has not harmed the fortunes of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, one of Trump’s earliest and most visible supporters, now a vice chair of the transition team and a rumored frontrunner for the influential post of national security adviser.

On election day, Flynn published an opinion piece for The Hill urging U.S. support for Turkey’s controversial strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and pushing for the extradition of Erdogan’s political rival, Fethullah Gülen, who now resides in Pennsylvania.

Nov 20 08:31

INSTALLING A TORTURE FAN AT CIA

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo, an open aficionado of torture practices used in the “war on terror,” to be CIA director shows that Trump was serious when he said he would support “waterboarding and much worse.”

Earlier, there had been a sliver of hope that that, while on the campaign trail, Trump was simply playing to the basest instincts of many Americans who have been brainwashed – by media, politicians, and the CIA itself – into believing that torture “works.” The hope was that the person whom Trump would appoint to head the agency would disabuse him regarding both the efficacy and the legality of torture.

But such advice is not likely from Pompeo, who has spoken out against the closing of CIA’s “black sites” used for torture and has criticized the requirement that interrogators adhere to anti-torture laws. He has also opposed closing the prison at Guantanamo, which has become infamous for torture and even murder.

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I am profoundly disappointed by this appointment, because at the end of the day, torture doesn't produce actionable intelligence; it simply gets the tortured person to say whatever his torturers want him or her to confess to, in order to get the torture to stop.

Nov 20 08:20

Installing a Torture Fan at CIA

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo, an open aficionado of torture practices used in the “war on terror,” to be CIA director shows that Trump was serious when he said he would support “waterboarding and much worse.” Earlier, there had been a sliver of hope that that, while on the campaign trail, Trump was simply playing to the basest instincts of many Americans who have been brainwashed – by media, politicians, and the CIA itself – into believing that torture “works.” The hope was that the person whom Trump would appoint to head the agency would disabuse him regarding both the efficacy and the legality of torture.

Nov 19 15:08

FLASHBACK:Who's Advising Mitt Romney on Foreign Policy?

With Mitt Romney's comments on Libya drawing attention today-specifically, his criticism of Obama-it's worth examining whom Romney listens to on such matters.

Dan Senor is one of Romney's closest advisers on foreign policy.

Romney keeps a large group of foreign-policy advisers, eight of whom participated in the early neoconservative group Project for a New American Century think tank, founded in 1997 and headed by William Kristol, the Nation's Ari Berman reported in May. In the same month, The New York Times' Magazine's David Sanger reported on discontent within that big team, with some complaining that Romney only listens to Bolton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

Nov 18 17:07

PALESTINE NATIONAL DAY: Samah Sabawi’s powerful speech in Melbourne [VIDEO]

Samah Sabawi’s speech delivered in Melbourne on Palestine National Day 15 November 2016 just before the raising of the Palestinian flag over the city’s Federation Square.  
There were 8 flags flying that day for all to see.  Yet, Samah’s speech eschewed any nationalistic jingoism or illusions of statehood; rather she honoured it as “the people’s flag”, the one that has been, and continues to be, raised and draped over the suffering of her people, time and time again.

Nov 18 07:54

Donald Trump offers CIA director post to Rep. Mike Pompeo – report

This is worse than Sessions.

President-elect Donald Trump has offered the job of CIA director to Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), according to Reuters.

The Republican has been outspoken on his views regarding NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, telling C-Span in February that he hopes Snowden will get the death penalty for revealing secrets about the US domestic surveillance programme.

Nov 17 21:53

Spy Chief Admits US Doesn’t Know How Wikileaks Got Hillary Emails

One more lie has been exposed as Fake news involving a Hillary Clinton lie that was supposedly fact checked and then echoed throughout the corporate media echo chamber.

It's part of a year long pattern of media lies which has resulted in corporate media news outlets losing nearly all of the public's trust.

Just a few weeks ago, Hillary and the democrats were running around blaming everything on the Russians and in the Presidential Debate she lied to the public stating the WikiLeaks emails shouldn't be trusted because they were hacked by Russia.

Nov 16 08:32

Oh no!: Donald Trump May Select an Architect of Bush’s Torture Program to Run CIA

Donald Trump May Select an Architect of Bush’s Torture Program to Run CIA
Lee Fang
November 11 2016, 11:14 a.m.

Donald Trump may select Jose Rodriguez, one of the primary architects of the George W. Bush torture program, to run the Central Intelligence Agency, according to a law firm with close ties to Trump.

Rodriguez, the former director of the National Clandestine Service, helped developed the CIA black sites, secret prisons operated in foreign countries where interrogators used a range of torture tactics, including the use of “waterboarding,” the simulated drowning technique once used by the Khmer Rouge and Nazi agents to glean information from detainees.

At least 136 individuals were detained and tortured by the CIA. Interrogation tactics also included forced nudity, sleep deprivation while being vertically shackled, and confinement in a small box.

Nov 15 13:32

US ARMY AND CIA MAY BE GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN, SAYS ICC

US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the international criminal court’s chief prosecutor has said in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court. “Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May 2003 and 31 December 2014,” according to the report issued by prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s office on Monday.

Nov 15 11:21

US ARMY AND CIA MAY BE GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN, SAYS ICC

US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the international criminal court’s chief prosecutor has said in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court.

“Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May 2003 and 31 December 2014,” according to the report issued by prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s office on Monday.

The report adds that CIA operatives may have subjected at least 27 detainees in Afghanistan, Poland, Romania and Lithuania to “torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity and/or rape” between December 2002 and March 2008.

Most of the alleged abuse happened in 2003-04, the report says.

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Such an indictment will have absolutely zero force in US law, because the US government is not a signatory to the ICC.

It may well, however, create a permanent, global, and historic, embarrassment to that unholy trinity of Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney, who somehow loved and supported the concept of torture, and consistently alleged that it produced actionable information, which it did not.

One has to wonder if they collectively experienced a "certain, very specific psychological response", to reading reports by field officials of their torturing exploits; of course, that bit we will never know.

But the reality is that torture, at the end of the day, only gets the tortured individual to say whatever the torturers have asked them to confess to, in order to get the torture to stop, period, end of discussion.

During the Second World War, a German interrogator by the name of Hanns Scharff, who only used kindness, rather than torture, as his method of extracting information, and it worked brilliantly. And as reported at knowledgenuts.com:

Scharff was the friendliest interrogator of World War II. Fluent in English, Scharff grilled pilots who were shot down over Germany. Unlike the notorious Barbie, Scharff had a much more positive approach to interrogations. This Luftwaffe officer was a master of mind games. Before he quizzed a prisoner at the Dulag Luft camp, Scharff dug up as much background information on his subjects as possible. Even if he could only find basic info, he fooled prisoners into thinking he already knew all about their objectives. Since he was already aware of their activities, they might as well talk about them, right? Next, Scharff disarmed his prisoners by becoming their best bud. He often took them on trips to the local zoo, and he even let one prisoner take a ride in a German plane. After building a rapport with a POW, Scharff would take him on walks through the Oberursel forest. Together, the Nazi and the Allied pilot would stroll through the pine trees, observing the birds and chatting about America or England. The whole time, Scharff was listening for little slip-ups that would reveal information vital to the German war machine. Prisoners might inadvertently mention something about bomb sights or causally say something about operational plans. They might tell a story about their training or talk about the planes they used to fly. Scharff was such a smooth talker, such a friendly guy, that the prisoners had no idea they were being conned. They were just glad they weren’t being electrocuted. Many of them signed his guestbook before leaving the camp. In fact, after the war, he was invited to many POW reunions because he was such a gentleman. Eventually, Scharff moved to the US where he helped the Air Force come up with survival techniques for downed pilots, and taught intelligence agencies how to peacefully interrogate suspects. The Army was so impressed with Scharff’s methods that they incorporated his methods into their curriculum, and soldiers attending interrogation school learn all about his techniques

Ultimately when the US government tortures, it gives other governments around the world carte blanche to torture American civilians and military personnel.

History will judge Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld very harshly in the end, both for their commodity driven war lust against Afghanistan and Iraq, and for the use of torture.

But this means that all Americans must peacefully advocate for the end of the use of torture in any interrogation situation, because it doesn't work, and there are far better means of extracting information, as demonstrated by the techniques of Hanns Scharff.

Nov 14 17:25

Life before the Nakba: a Personal Tale of a Life Lived, Loved, and Lost

It is undeniable that the Palestinian people – Muslims and Christians – have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations – large and small – that come with occupation.

Nov 14 15:33

Propaganda For Tots: Children’s Program On German Radio Accuses Putin Of War Crimes

If you want your kids to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging wars in defiance of international law and bombing hospitals, a German news show for children named Kakadu is probably your best bet.

Nov 14 08:02

The Eagle of Palestine

Since 1967, at least 198 Palestinian prisoners were murdered by the Israeli occupation forces while in Israeli detention; 70 as a result of torture, 71 were extra-judicially executed while in detention, 50 as a result of medical negligence and 7 being shot dead inside prisons by the Israeli prison authorities.

Nov 12 10:13

Trump Expects to End US Aid to Syrian Rebels

In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, President-elect Donald Trump said that he is likely to end the US support of “moderate” Syrian rebel groups, saying that “we have no idea who these people are” and that the US needs to focus on defeating ISIS.

Nov 12 10:07

Neocons Trying to Sneak Into Trump Administration

It’s a cliche to say that the cushiest positions of influence in any US administration go to figures who were seen to have brought something to the table during the campaign. Yet with the election of Donald Trump, a lot of high-ranking neoconservatives are expecting the exact opposite, figuring that they can step right into positions of power and influence despite openly campaigning against Trump.

Nov 12 09:00

Human Rights Watch Conducted a Biased Investigation for the School “Bombing” in Idlib

By Mehmet Ersoy

On November 6, Human Rights Watch published a report in which the Syrian government and its allies were accused of carrying out an airstrike on a school in Idlib province in late October, 2016.

According to the report, on October 26, the school was hit by two Su-24 jets used by the Syrian and Russian AFs. Citing some witnesses, the organization claims the jets dropped from 7 to 9 parachute bombs on the school and nearby road. It says no military facilities were in the school or by it and all the casualties were among civilians...

Nov 11 17:05

BLOOD MONEY

Germany buried Anti- Fascism and celebrated an Israel weaponized by the very same factories that served Hitler, who was the decisive force behind the emigration of European Jews to Palestine. The fact that the Germans are just as responsible for the Nakba as they are for the Holocaust is something they refuse to recognize to this very day.

Nov 10 05:37

US Central Command confirms 119 civilians killed in US airstrikes in Syria & Iraq since 2014

Major Josh Jacques, a spokesman for the US Central Command, said that the US anti-terrorist campaign has led to the deaths of 119 civilians since airstrikes began in 2014, Reuters reported.

Nov 07 19:22

Balfour Declaration vs Hussein-McMahon Correspondence

 Ninety nine years ago, on November 2nd 1917, a letter came to be known as “Balfour Declaration” was sent from the British Foreign Secretary; Arthur James Balfour, to the most senior Zionist Jew in Britain; Walter Rothschild, pledging assistance to the Zionist cause of establishing a Jewish national home (a state) in Palestine disregarding the rights and the aspirations of the indigenous Christian and Muslim Palestinian inhabitants.

Nov 07 10:33

Lives in ruins: the human tragedy unfolding in Gaza

A 2015 UN report found that Israel struck seven sites designated as civilian shelters in the 2014 Gaza war, killing 44 Palestinians and injuring 227. No Israelis have been charged for these incidents, or any attacks, during the war.

Beit Hanoun was particularly badly hit in the 2014 conflict and 70 per cent of its housing became uninhabitable. Today, sand, rubbish and discarded clothes remain strewn across the ground but the UAE, Qatar and the Maldives have funded some reconstruction. The Kafarnah family, like many I meet, live in shoddy caravans that are bitterly cold in the winter and extremely hot in summer.

The UN provides the bare minimum of oil, milk and wheat flour every three months, while the ruling Hamas government distributes a small amount of cash every quarter.

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The US government continues to support and enable Israel's serial genocide against the Palestinian people, whose only crimes are continuing to breathe, and not forgetting their history before the Balfour Declaration.

And how does the US government "reward" Israel for this policy?!?

US to give record $38 billion in military aid to Israel over 10 years

And what does Israel's current Defense Minister say about the coming Israel conflict with Gaza?!?

Israeli Defense Minister says next Gaza war will be the last ‘because we will completely destroy them’ - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2016/10/israeli-minister-completely/#sthash.V530V1MC.dpuf

How completely comforting it is to know that the US, through its military largesse to Israel, will be aiding and abetting its coming complete genocide of the Palestinian people!!!

And some Americans cannot understand why countries in the Middle East "...don't trust the US government"?!?

I have one word for those people: that word is GAZA.

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Nov 07 10:02

HILLARY ORDERED THE MURDER OF THE CHILDREN OF WACO

Nov 07 06:01

NYT ADMITS KEY AL QAEDA ROLE IN ALEPPO

As much as The New York Times and the mainstream U.S. media have become propaganda outlets on most foreign policy issues, like the one-sided coverage of the bloody Syrian war, sometimes the truth seeps through in on-the-ground reporting by correspondents, even ones who usually are pushing the “propo.” Such was the case with Anne Barnard’s new reporting from inside west Aleppo, the major portion of the city which is in government hands and copes with regular terror rocket and mortar attacks from rebel-held east Aleppo where Al Qaeda militants and U.S.-armed-and-funded “moderate” rebels fight side-by-side.

Nov 06 12:16

Exclusive VIDEO Iraqi Senior Commander Says Negative Role of US, Saudi in Mosul Operation

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis commander of Iraqi Al Hashd Al Shaabi Forces or Iraqi Mobilization Units (PMU) in an exclusive interview with Al-Alam Channel said: US and Saudi Arabia intelligence organizations supports to ISIS make the Mosul liberation operation long and heavy.

Nov 05 22:36

Pieczenik: ‘There Is a Coup in the White House and We Are Going to Stop It’

Pieczenik said that a coup had been formed in the White House through “political cronyism” and that “the Intelligence community and others formally involved have gotten together” and “initiated a counter coup through Julian Assange and Wikileaks.”

....

“This is probably the first time in the history of any country where a coup was initiated through the Internet and a counter-coup was initiated through the Internet.”

Nov 05 08:21

CIVIL WAR II – FOURTH TURNING INTENSIFYING (PART I)

As we enter the final stretch of this vitriolic, deplorable, venomous, propaganda saturated, deceitful, rigged presidential election spectacle, it becomes painfully obvious this Fourth Turning is careening toward bloodshed, bedlam, confrontation, and civil war. The linear fixated establishment, who fancy themselves intellectually superior to the irredemables, are too blinded by their sociopathic, increasingly audacious subversion of the Constitution, to grasp the level of rage and disillusionment of a white working class that has been screwed over for decades.

Nov 05 05:09

"If People Knew What We Have Done They Would String Us Up From The Lamp Posts"

(*The Mother Of All Statements Made From An Insider,former POTUS George H. W. Bush , On Today's Government Coruption , Iran Contra . the founding block of The BushClinton duopoly)

Nov 04 19:32

Jewish voices from the past make mincemeat of Zionism and anti-Semitism

 The latest anti-Semitism witch-hunt being conducted by the Zio-Inquisition in the UK is all hogwash if the statements of two leading Jews are to be believed.

Nov 04 16:43

US Troops Could Be Prosecuted For Yemen War Crimes: Lawmaker

A US congressman has warned that American troops could be prosecuted for providing military support to the Saudi war on Yemen.

Ted Lieu made the warning in a letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, saying the US government’s denial of target selection for Saudi airstrikes in Yemen does not excuse Washington from legal responsibilities.

Nov 04 07:37

US hypocrisy: Bombing of Aleppo is no worse than what happened in Gaza and Iraq

Certainly the civilian death toll from the bombing and shelling in Aleppo has been high, and many of the strikes may not be all that dissimilar from the major US bombing campaign in Iraq in 2003, nor as indiscriminate as Israel’s recent campaigns in densely populated cities.

Nov 04 07:00

US CONDEMNATION OF YEMEN SLAUGHTER BACKFIRES AS WORLD BLAMES US

Once called the world’s greatest purveyor of violence by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., the US government has made a habit of issuing vapid self-serving and hypocritical statements about humanitarian crises all over the world.

In some cases, a flack standing behind a government podium will give a boilerplate condemnation of the violence and horrors, while in many cases a simple press release will do.

So it was the normal routine on Tuesday, when UN Ambassador Samantha Power issued another typical empty condemnation of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where thousands have been killed and thousands more are starving to death. But the bullshit did not stand long.

Activists immediately pointed out it was the government for which Power was speaking that was leading the slaughter, providing the very weapons the Saudis were using to bomb civilians and damage the food supply.

Nov 03 15:13

US Guilty Of ‘Gross Miscarriages Of Justice’ In Order To Justify Guantanamo – Study

A study by Afghan-based research group came to troubling conclusions regarding the US government’s handling of Guantanamo Bay, finding it used bad intelligence and rigged its own legal system to justify detentions, thus prolonging the Afghan war.

Nov 03 13:48

Report Reveals ‘Gross Errors’ In Evidence Against Inmates At Guantanamo

Eight Afghan individuals have been held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay for years without concrete evidence, a new report by an independent group says.

Nov 03 12:34

INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE RUNNING AL-QAEDA CAMPS IN NORTH AFRICA — UN CONSULTANT

An unpublished report by a government advisor and UN consultant, obtained exclusively by INSURGE intelligence, accuses Western and Algerian security services of complicity in al-Qaeda terrorist activity across North Africa. The academic report focuses on damning evidence that a devastating al-Qaeda terrorist attack on the Tigantourine gas plant near In Amenas, Algeria, was orchestrated by Algeria’s secret services, with the knowledge of US, French and British intelligence. A draft copy of the report, due to be published later this month, has been seen exclusively by INSURGE intelligence.

Nov 03 09:43

Scores of civilians killed in alleged US airstrikes to support ground op in Afghanistan (GRAPHIC)

Scores of civilians, including children, have reportedly been killed in US airstrikes supporting a ground operation in Kunduz, Afghanistan, officials and media report. NATO forces in Afghanistan said the airstrikes were “to defend friendly forces under fire.”

Nov 03 08:27

Western lynch mob on Russia ties itself up in absurd knots

The Western lynch mob-like campaign to ‘get Russia’ goes on, with the gathering this week of the United Nations Human Rights Council. By trying to suspend Russia from the council, the flagrant intent is to discredit and further demonize.

The utter insanity of it all. But maybe the Western lynch mob will eventually get hoisted on their own coiling ropes of deception.

Nov 02 16:29

Despicable Balfour: A Story of Betrayal - Part 1

November 2 marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which began the still-ongoing colonisation of Palestine and sowed the seeds of an endless nightmare for the Palestinian people, both those who were forced to flee at gunpoint and those who have managed to remain in the shredded remains of their homeland under Israel's brutal military occupation. 

Nov 02 13:53

Western leaders grow deaf to Israeli abuses

Jonathan Cook argues that Western powers are accepting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s illogical premises that criticising the occupation is anti-Israel, and criticising Israel is anti-Semitic, and conceding that criticism of Netanyahu’s policies is off-limits.

Nov 02 08:07

“Stop watching RT and other Russian-biased sources.” A Tale of Two Cities

Listening to CNN and NPR (National PR), no one would ever guess that it’s the same struggle in each city, a struggle to liberate innocent civilians from the headchoppers of ISIS. But in Mosul, NPR acknowledges that the innocent civilians are forced to stay and serve as human shields for ISIS.

Your retired Latin prof translator/commentator keeps up with the help of Facebook friends in 35 countries. Comparing the international posts and comments with the American ones points out the irony. One of them, in Romania, has been advised to “Stop watching RT and other Russian-biased sources.”

But in Romania, there is no access to Fox, CNN, or even to NPR. So what is the poor Rumanian to do? And in another bingo for Godwin’s law, the one advising against trusting RT calls Trump “another Hitler.”

Nov 01 14:41

Citigroup bank chose Obama’s 2008 cabinet – WikiLeaks

The single biggest beneficiary was Citigroup, which was given $45 billion in cash in the form of a government stock purchase, plus a $306 billion government guarantee to back up its worthless mortgage-related assets.

One month before the presidential election of 2008, the giant Wall Street bank Citigroup submitted to the Obama campaign a list of its preferred candidates for cabinet positions in an Obama administration. This list corresponds almost exactly to the eventual composition of Barack Obama’s cabinet.

The memorandum, revealed by WikiLeaks in a recent document release from the email account of John Podesta, who currently serves as Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, was written by Michael Froman, who was then an executive with Citigroup and currently serves as US trade representative. The email is dated Oct. 6, 2008 and bears the subject line “Lists.” It went to Podesta a month before he was named chairman of President-Elect Obama’s transition team.

Nov 01 10:16

‘Burns to the bone’: Amnesty Int’l warns white phosphorus used in Mosul may cause civilian suffering

White phosphorus munitions used in Islamic State-held Mosul by Iraqi forces pose a grave danger to civilians, as their scattered remains can cause horrific burns all the way to the bones, a senior Amnesty International adviser told RT.

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Where the hell did the Iraqi forces get White phosphorous, from the US military!?!

Nov 01 08:55

International Criminal Court ‘about to probe US war crimes in Afghanistan’ – report

Over the next few weeks, the International Criminal Court (ICC) could open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Afghan war, including those allegedly committed by American troops, Foreign Policy magazine reports.

Oct 31 16:04

The RAF Have Become The WWII Luftwaffe – UK Rapped Over Yemen War Crime Complicity

Liberal Democrats in the UK have denounced London’s complicity in Saudi Arabia’s devastating war on Yemen calling it shameful.

Oct 31 08:49

Iran: Use Of US Weapons Against Yemeni Civilians Is A War Crime

Iran has denied claims made by a senior US naval official concerning Tehran sending arms and missiles to Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Tuesday rejected the allegations made by the head of US Naval Forces Central Command Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan.

Oct 31 07:46

US special forces ‘impatient’ with SAS ‘double checking orders’ over war crimes fears

Special forces operations in Iraq and Syria are reportedly hamstrung by fears over war crimes prosecutions being brought against them retrospectively.

Oct 30 15:51

Inside the Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump by JOHN PILGER

This article is about the culpability and criminality as in War Crimes of the US MSM. Pilgers' take on why the establishment hates Donald Trump too!

In 1946, the Nuremberg Tribunal prosecutor said of the German media: “Before every major aggression, they initiated a press campaign calculated to weaken their victims and to prepare the German people psychologically for the attack. In the propaganda system, it was the daily press and the radio that were the most important weapons.”

Oct 29 12:07

Terrorists in Syria received U.S.-made anti-aircraft systems and launched Grad missiles on Aleppo

Putin has really messed up here.He has repeatedly given the terrorists breaks(ceasefires and truces) to resupply,rearm and replace their personnel losses. His Generals publicly asked him for permission to resume bombing. That is unheard of.Putin has made significant errors in the prosecution of this war and he is in trouble with his military leadership.

(RT) ~ Militant groups in Syria were supplied with US-made man-portable surface-to-air missiles, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, adding that the West’s actions in Syria look like an attempt to render assistance to terrorists.
The Russian Foreign Ministry, she said during a news briefing, is aware of “militants [in Syria] receiving US-manufactured man-portable air-defense systems,” adding that “Jihadists operating in the Aleppo region continue to be supplied with arms and ammunition.”

Oct 28 08:56

As trial ends, surreal scene leaves defense lawyer stunned with Taser, tackled by U.S. Marshals

The feds thought they were going to convict and they didn't have their detainers filed yet for Nevada. Bundy should have been released. Instead the US Marshals Service jumps the defense attornet arguing for release and taze and beat him!

Moments after the Oregon standoff defendants' acquittals were announced in court Thursday, Ammon Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford stood before the judge, and argued that his client should be released from custody immediately and allowed to walk out of the courtroom a free man.

"If they want him, they know where to find him,'' Mumford told the judge. "I don't see any paper proving their authority to hold him.''

Suddenly, a group of about six to seven U.S. Marshals, who had been either standing or seated around the perimeter of the courtroom, slowly moved in and surrounded Mumford at his defense table. The judge directed them to move back but moments later, the marshals grabbed onto him.

Oct 28 08:05

Cops vs. The Cowboys

Looks like the Cowboys have won round one. At the beginning of the trial FBI misconduct came out. During the trial it became obvious that there were more federal informants and agent provocateurs than defendants. The feds didn't even reveal all their ci's and ap's.The cook was a fed. The guy in charge of the firearms and ammo was a fed, on and on ad nauseum.
At the very end there was a retired BLM guy on the jury who was hanging up the jury and the jurors and judge got rid of him and that is what led to the acquittal.
The prosecution was timed for a conviction a couple of weeks before the election with the aim to hurt Trumps support nationwide.
Didn't work.The jury nullified the governments' crime under color of law.
A lot of politicians in Oregon are worried,especially the Governor who ordered the Oregon State Police to kill LaVoy Finicum.

Oct 27 21:23

Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

The people have just sent a message.They have had it!

PORTLAND, Ore. — Armed antigovernment protesters led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy were acquitted Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges stemming from the takeover of a federally owned wildlife sanctuary in Oregon last winter.

The surprise acquittals of all seven defendants in Federal District Court was a blow to government prosecutors, who had argued that the Bundys and five of their followers used force and threats of violence to occupy the reserve. But the jury appeared swayed by the defendants’ contention that they were protesting government overreach and posed no threat to the public.

Oct 27 21:19

Bundy brothers, 5 other Malheur wildlife refuge occupiers not guilty of conspiracy, firearm charges

Seven people involved in the anti-federal government occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been found not guilty of conspiring to impede federal workers from doing their jobs, including Ammon and Ryan Bundy.
A live video from the Bundy Ranch’s Facebook showed some supporters claiming that Ammon Bundy’s attorney Marcus Mumford was tased in court by federal marshals. KATU reported that Mumford was in US Marshal custody after being allegedly tackled for yelling that Bundy was free to go following the announcement of the verdict.

Oct 27 21:16

Oregon standoff trial: The verdict

Man the powers that be in Oregon are mad!

After several days of deliberation, the jury has come to a verdict in the Oregon standoff trial involving seven people charged in the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Read more about the Oregon standoff verdict at The Oregonian/OregonLive.com: http://s.oregonlive.com/swNxqgM

Oct 27 21:12

Oregon wildlife refuge verdicts: Reactions range from elation to worry

Here comes the sour grapes from the officials.They know if Donald Trump is elected they will be in the dock for the murder of LaVoy Finicum. The Court system has worked!
Lets elect Donald Trump and clean out this rats nest!

Oct 27 17:35

Stop! Decency demands we smoke out the real perpetrators of war crimes against Aleppo and Gaza

As Western outrage erupts over the relentless destruction of Aleppo and its people, why is there no similar clamour for a halt to the more prolonged pulverising of Gaza and the continuing slaughter of civilians there?

Oct 27 17:27

Trump VP's Plane Skids Off Runway - LaGuardia Airport Shutdown

The campaign airplane of Donald Trump's Vice Presidential candidate has slid off the runway at LaGuardia International Airport in New York City.

Oct 27 14:24

Public Torture and Execution Suggested As Punishment for Hillary Email Server

Top Hillary aide Neera Tanden said the persona that authorized Hillary's server should be publicly tortured and executed for treason.

What should the consequence be for Hillary's private email server?

  • First, tied to a horse and drug around the streets.
  • Then hung around by the neck until the almost dead.
  • The pulled down from the noose and while still alive have organs and sex parts removed.
  • Finally, cut off the head from the body.

If your thinking this was proposed by radical right-winger, think again.

Oct 27 13:19

Hillary the Hawk

"I thought you were an eagle, but you were a hawk chasing rockets in the sky . . . ."

Oct 26 12:50

Is Washington “False Flagging” The New Russia-Iran-Syria-China “Axis of Evil”, Into Nuclear War?

The penultimate goal is total militarization of the western world, to prevent and suppress protests and revolts .

Obama might just stay on for another term. He has all the experience it needs to create more chaos and more division to conquer than any of his predecessors. He is also an obedient servant to those that pull the strings and watch through the eye on top of the pyramid, so clearly depicted in the US dollar bill, the symbol for Zionist-Freemason total hegemony. But importantly, he, like Hillary, would most likely not hesitate to push the Red Bottom, when asked to do so by their masters.

Oct 24 14:36

British Banker ‘Filmed Torture & Murder Of Victim On IPhone,’ Hong Kong Court Hears

A British banker filmed himself torturing and killing one of his sex worker victims on his iPhone before stuffing her body into a suitcase, a Hong Kong court heard on Monday.

Oct 24 11:41

In Israeli prisons, Palestinians who say they've been tortured are denied doctor visits

S. was arrested in the West Bank in early 2014 on suspicion of involvement in security crimes. After his arrest he was interrogated by the Shin Bet security service, and has said that he was tortured.

Afterward, he was transferred from the Shin Bet facility to the Megiddo Prison. He filed a complaint, through his lawyer, with the Justice Ministry’s ombudsman.

S. found himself with a problem, though. It was his word against the Shin Bet. As is the case with most prisoners who have undergone “necessary interrogation” by the Shin Bet, where nonconventional methods - in practice, a form of torture - is used, such sessions are not recorded.

His lawyer asked the Prisons Service to have a doctor and psychologist examine his client, hoping such a medical report could provide enough evidence of torture to back up the complaint, were it ever to reach the state of disciplinary examination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Josef Mengele would have ADORED the way Israel treats its Palestinian political prisoners!!

Oct 23 22:36

Bundy Prosecutors Admit That Undercover Informants Outnumbered Defendants In Recent Trial

There were more informants than defendants. This was a staged production.The Bundy's and their friends were the marks for this con game.

For the past six weeks Oregonians have been treated to a political trial of the “Malheur 7” (Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox, Jeff Banta, David Fry, Neal Wampler and Ken Medenbach,). I was privileged to have a ringside seat at the trial as a volunteer researcher and paralegal for Ryan Bundy (who represents himself) at the trial.

The trial has revealed an astounding brave new world of modern surveillance and surreptitious “law enforcement”.

And there were undercover government informants. Everywhere. Suspicions that the government’s narrative was largely erected with undercover agents were borne out during the first week of trial. It was revealed by an Oregon State trooper that one of Ammon Bundy’s “bodyguards”—a man who drove him to his arrest—was an undercover informant.

Oct 23 15:41

The other Bob Dylan

For the singer, who wrote Masters of War – a song said to be a protest against the military-industrial complex – at times chose to side with those who are aggressive and who oppress. His vehement support for Israel’s wars against the Palestinian people is a glaring example.

Oct 22 08:36

Not even US president can legalize torture, Abu Ghraib inmates allowed to sue – court ruling

A federal court has ruled in favor of four former Abu Ghraib detainees intending to sue a US military contractor for its alleged role in torturing them. The decision also said laws against torture apply to all branches of government, even the executive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sure we would all love to see Bush and Obama sued for torture .... but they will just rob the taxpayers to pay the fines.

Oct 22 08:35

US-led coalition strike killed dozens of civilian mourners 30km from Kirkuk – Russian MoD

The Russian Ministry of Defense says that the US-led coalition is responsible for striking mourners in the Iraqi city of Daquq on Friday, killing dozens of civilians, including women and children.

Oct 22 08:15

Elite’s War on Free Speech, Free Press, Free Internet and the Truth

By Joachim Hagopian
October 22, 2016
“A populace deprived of the ability to separate lies from truth, is no longer capable of sustaining a free society.”

Journalist Chris Hedges

As the ruling elite pushes its rigged election, forcibly cramming crime boss Hillary down our gullets against the people’s choice or will, so goes suppression of information rapidly shutting off the truth spigot, leaving Americans high and dry, starved of honesty by their oligarchic owned and controlled crime cabal government. Signs that the globalists are panicking are visible every day as they aggressively provoke World War III timed with the collapse of their morally and financially bankrupted global economy. And with two-thirds of Americans living from paycheck to paycheck, the future does not look bright.

Oct 21 08:16

Al-Nusra Front Terrorists Open Fire at Civilians Leaving Aleppo - Militia

Al-Nusra Front militants have opened fire at civilians who wanted to leave Aleppo via the Bustan al-Qasr humanitarian corridor, a militia source told RIA Novosti.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I did predict that the US-backed terrorists would do this...

Oct 20 23:32

FLASHBACK: The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved

The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq.

Not surprisingly, it appears the US Treasury is asking the wrong party. Instead of Toyota, the US Treasury’s inquiry should have started next door at the US State Department.

Mystery Solved.....

Oct 20 21:35

The Ruling Elite Has Lost the Consent of the Governed

Brimming with hubris and self-importance, the ruling Elite and mainstream media cannot believe they have lost the consent of the governed.
Every ruling Elite needs the consent of the governed: even autocracies, dictatorships and corporatocracies ultimately rule with the consent, however grudging, of the governed.
The American ruling Elite has lost the consent of the governed. This reality is being masked by the mainstream media, mouthpiece of the ruling class, which is ceaselessly promoting two false narratives:

Oct 20 15:27

Army admits it failed corporal who committed suicide after her rape claims dismissed

Britain’s Royal Military Police (RMP) have apologized to the family of a military policewoman who killed herself two years after reporting that she had been raped by two comrades.

Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement’s mother and sister accepted the apology, but said it had come too late.

Oct 20 14:01

Nauru, Refugees and the Torture Complex

Two items of interest have tickled the airwaves and triggered some commentary over the last few days. The first was an ABC Four Corners program covering the fate of refugees in the detention facility on Nauru, known euphemistically as a “processing centre” costing $35.3 million a year to the Australian tax payer.

Oct 20 09:01

UNESCO Resolution on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Death of Shimon Peres – An Interview with Ramzy Baroud*

‘While the resolution will unlikely alter the nature of the conflict fundamentally, it rejects – legally and morally – all Israeli efforts aimed at denying the rights of Muslims – and Christians – in their city, which they aspire to make their future capital,’ said Ramzy Baroud, the editor of Palestine Chronicle.

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