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Aug 04 16:21

Eric Trump predicts dad will ‘win this crazy thing’

'I think we're going to win this crazy thing,' he said.

As his father’s seemingly quixotic campaign caught fire, Eric Trump, 32, an admitted political neophyte, found himself thrust into the heart of it all. He barnstormed across small towns in Iowa and New Hampshire, gamely doing interviews on local radio stations and Fox News, all while balancing growing responsibilities to the company.

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Aug 04 16:18

Julian Assange: “1,700 emails” proves Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS in Syria

“A vote today for Hillary Clinton is a vote for endless, stupid war,” - Julian Assange

In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.

Clinton took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” (aka Al Qaeda/ISIS) to back the CIA-led insurgency for regime change in Syria.

Aug 04 16:14

9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman interviews Donald Trump

Donald Trump: You look at how horribly are veterans are being taken care of.

BRANDON RITTIMAN: So, I want to start by asking. Hillary Clinton did make history. I know she’s not your favorite person, but she made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee from a major party in American history.

Do you acknowledge that? Is that a positive step for the country?

TRUMP: She’s got bad judgment. Everything she’s touched has turned bad. Whether it’s Syria, or Libya, or the migration, or the beginning of the Iran deal. She’s got horrible judgment. She voted for the war in Iraq. Another mistake. She was in favor of NAFTA. Another mistake. She’s got bad judgment.

We’re going to have a woman president, but it shouldn’t be her. She would be catastrophic for our country.

Aug 04 13:30

$400 Million: The Partial Price Of Peace?

When the US government sends $400 million in cash, stacked on pallets, to Iran on the same day the Iranian government releases four imprisoned Americans, it looks an awful lot like ransom

Aug 04 09:41

Houthi forces kill American mercenary in Yemen

The Houthi forces posted a video on Thursday, claiming their fighters killed an American mercenary that was fighting with the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen.

Filmed in an unknown location, the Houthi fighters displayed the U.S. passport, drivers license, and birth certificate of the alleged mercenary that was killed in Yemen.

Aug 04 07:19

FLASHBACK - Legacy by Joe Sobran

So why is he waging war? Has he merely bluffed — and had his bluff called — too often? Have the hawks in his administration worn down his resistance? I doubt such explanations. If he could withstand the pressures of 1998, when more than a hundred newspapers called for his resignation, he can withstand the nagging of Madeleine Albright.

I can only speculate by trying to imagine the world as it appears to Clinton himself. Let’s briefly review his presidency. He entered the White House in 1993 with high hopes. He had a Democratic Congress on his side. His “legacy” was going to be national health care.

But the health care plan flopped, scandals began to erupt, and even his wife lost her halo. In 1994, to everyone’s shock, the Republicans took over both houses of Congress. It looked as if Clinton would be lucky to get reelected in 1996, let alone to bequeath a “legacy”: the Republican Congress wasn’t going to pass any big social program of his.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did President Bill Clinton get our country into a war in order to distract the nation from his scandals? Will Obama (or worse, Hillary) play the same game?

Aug 04 07:16

State Dept. dodges RT questions about US-backed ‘moderates’ implicated in Syria chemical attack

Washington dodged questions about a chemical attack in Syria, which the Russian military has blamed on US-backed militants, refusing to clarify whether the “incident” if confirmed would disqualify the group from being considered “moderate.”

Aug 04 07:13

Neocon-like Groupthink Dominates Both Conventions

The mass migration of apparently hundreds of nominally GOP neocon apparatchiks to the Hillary Clinton camp has moved Democratic Party foreign policy farther to the right, not that the presidential nominee herself needed much persuading. The Democratic convention platform is a template of the hardline foreign policy positions espoused by Clinton and the convention itself concluded with a prolonged bout of Russian bashing that could have been orchestrated by Hillary protégé Victoria Nuland.

Aug 03 17:11

Ron Paul On Libya War Escalation – Congress AWOL

The Obama Administration announced yesterday that it would begin a sustained bombing campaign against ISIS in Libya. The Administration said it was acting in response to a request by the Libyan “Government of National Accord,” which was created by the UN rather than voted in by the Libyan people. Asked about the scope of this new US war on Libya, Pentagon Spokesman Peter Cook said, “We don’t have an end point.”

Aug 03 15:41

The Never-Ending War: U.S. Announces New Front Against ISIS In Libya

The U.S. military carried out two airstrikes in Libya against ISIS fighters on Monday in the latest escalation of the U.S. war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

Aug 03 15:24

10s of 1000s Demand US Army Drop Charges Over Manning Suicide Attempt

Over 30,000 people have now signed a petition directed at the Secretary of the Army urging them to drop new charges against imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning for attempting to end her own life.

Aug 03 14:53

The War That Won’t Go Away

“There you go again,” was one of Ronald Reagan’s favorite refrains in the 1980s, and especially in a 1980 presidential debate with Jimmy Carter, to disarm his critics and to show the disdain that he held for any issues that had even a hint of liberalism. He was also the architect of the “noble cause” historical revisionism that began the sanitizing of the Vietnam War. “Theirs was a noble cause,” were the words he used that began the long march to attempt to make the Vietnam War a good war in the minds of Americans.

Aug 03 13:42

US Military Pivots To Africa And The News Is Grim

Someday, someone will write a history of the U.S. national security state in the twenty-first century and, if the first decade and a half are any yardstick, it will be called something like State of Failure.

Aug 03 13:21

Marine Corps Hornet Pilot Killed In Crash At Twentynine Palms

A Marine Corps pilot in an F/A-18C Hornet died last night in a crash during a training mission near Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The pilot was from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The cause of the crash, which occurred around 10:30 p.m. on July 28, is under investigation.

Aug 03 12:07

US Established Incirlik Air Base in Turkey to 'Redraw Middle East' Borders

Turkish politicians and activists based in the Adana province, home to the Incirlik air base, told Sputnik that they want Ankara to close the facility or at least ban the US and other NATO countries from using it because Washington has utilized it to carry out its destabilizing strategy in the Middle East.

Aug 03 11:03

US Warns North Korea Over Ballistic Missile Test

The United States has issued a stern warning over North Korea’s new ballistic missile test, saying it was prepared to “defend ourselves and our allies.”

Aug 03 11:02

Children Detained as National Security Threats

During US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, US forces apprehended and detained thousands of boys suspected of participating in armed activities. In Iraq alone, the US confirmed that between 2003 and 2008, it detained at least 2,400 children. According to the US, these children were captured engaging in anti-coalition activity, such as planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs), operating as lookouts for insurgents, or actively fighting against US or coalition forces.[80]

After the 9/11 attacks, the US military took into custody at least 15 children and brought them to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility where they were detained for periods ranging from a few months to 10 years.[81] Several of the child detainees alleged torture, including threats of rape, sleep deprivation, and shackling in painful positions, before and after being sent to Guantanamo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The torture of anyone is, in my book, an unforgivable sin; but the torture of children is morally reprehensible in ways I cannot even begin to articulate.

But I think it is very important, as we look at the US-generated wars grinding on in so many places on this planet, seemingly without end, to look very clearly at what has - and potentially will - be done with our tax dollars, and in our name.

If torture - and specifically, the torture of children- becomes "normalized" by the US government, what does that say about us as a culture, and a country?!?

The first, very frank thoughts which come to mind are that we have become a sick, violent, throwaway, and sadistic culture, where the alleged ends always justify the means.

And what happens when the soldiers who have been ordered to torture kids go home to their own families and their own children?!?

I cannot believe that the outcome could possibly be good here.

Aug 03 09:55

US Military Pivots to Africa and the News Is Grim

U.S. Africa Command boasts that it “neutralizes transnational threats” and “prevents and mitigates conflict,” while training local allies and proxies “in order to promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.” Rodriguez’s tenure was, however, marked by the very opposite: increasing numbers of lethal terror attacks across the continent including those in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Tunisia. In fact, data from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland shows that attacks have spiked over the last decade, roughly coinciding with AFRICOM’s establishment. In 2007, just before it became an independent command, there were fewer than 400 such incidents annually in sub-Saharan Africa. Last year, the number reached nearly 2,000.

Aug 03 09:43

Massive Deployment Of US WMD Spotlighted By Peace Group

The ad pierces your consciousness and catches you by surprise. Plastered on the side of Seattle’s King County Metro it hurls you momentarily back in time, to a time when nuclear weapons were an imminent threat to our survival. Or did the era never end?

Aug 03 09:09

Why the DC-Wall Street Axis Hates Trump

We have been at war since 2001. And as one looks on the ruins of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, and adds up the thousands dead and wounded and trillions sunk and lost, can anyone say our War Party has served us well?

Aug 03 08:18

Flashback: Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn - Former CIA officer John Stockwell

John R. Stockwell is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving in the Agency for thirteen years serving seven tours of duty. After managing U.S. involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies, a book which remains the only detailed, insider's account of a major CIA "covert action."

Aug 03 07:53

‘This is our land’: Russia rejects US criticism of weapons deployment to Crimea

A senior Russian diplomat has dismissed US criticism over deploying weapons and forces to Crimea, saying the Russian Federation is absolutely free to protect its national security by moving forces anywhere on its territory.

Aug 03 07:37

Italy to let US use bases for Libya strikes if request

Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said Wednesday that Italy would let the United States use its bases for strikes against ISIS in Libya if requested. However, she also stressed that Italy has not been involved so far in any way in the US strikes against ISIS.

Aug 02 16:15

Wave Of Terror: Armed Sea Marshals Could Patrol Aboard English Channel Ferries

Armed sea marshals could soon patrol aboard ferries crossing the English Channel between France and Britain as authorities anticipate further terrorist attacks.

No plan is yet in place for the introduction of armed marshals, but Brittany Ferries is said to be considering the move after conducting a security exercise in the Channel.

Aug 02 11:25

China holds massive naval drills to prepare for ‘sudden, cruel & short’ modern war (VIDEO)

The Chinese navy held a large-scale “live ammunition” drill in the East China Sea, which involved hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the People’s Liberation Army.
The exercise involving China's East Sea, North Sea and South Sea fleets practiced both offensive and defensive capabilities of the Chinese naval power. The exercise mobilized some 300 ships, dozens of fighter planes, and involved troops that are responsible for coastal defense radars, communications, and electronic warfare defense, daily newspaper The China Times reported.

“The drill is aimed at honing the assault intensity, precision, stability and speed of troops amid heavy electromagnetic influences,” said a navy statement released Monday. “An information technology-based war at sea is sudden, cruel and short, which requires a fast transition to combat status, quick preparation and high assault efficiency.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What China is telegraphing to the US government would be, "Please do not mess with us in the South China Sea."

I would like to hope that US officials are listening to this message, collectively, with both ears.

Aug 02 11:13

IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT FOR PRESIDENT?

“1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection” proves she sold weapons to ISIS in Syria

Aug 02 10:45

Trump: Taking Crimea From Russia Would Start World War III

Speaking to a crowd in Columbus, Ohio today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump warned that any actual effort by the US to take Crimea away from Russia militarily and restore it to Ukrainian control would result in World War III, suggesting it wasn’t worth such a war to get the territory for Ukraine, adding that he doubts the Russian government intends to move into Ukraine itself.

Crimea’s historical status is a complicated one. A long-standing part of Russia, it was moved into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1954. When the Soviet Union split, Crimea remained under Ukrainian control, though it also hosted a major Russian naval base. Ukraine’s 2014 ouster of its Russian-allied government in favor of a western-backed government restarted questions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There Trump goes again, being completely logical!!

Aug 02 10:01

U.S. SAYS NEW BOMBING CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISIS IN LIBYA HAS NO “END POINT AT THIS PARTICULAR MOMENT”

THE U.S. LAUNCHED a major new military campaign against ISIS on Monday when U.S. planes bombed targets in Libya, responding to requests from the U.N.-backed Libyan government. Strikes took place in the coastal town of Sirte, which ISIS took in June of last year.

The strikes represent a significant escalation in the U.S. war against ISIS, spreading the conflict thousands of miles from the war zones in Syria and Iraq.

All of these attacks took place without Congressional authorization or even debate.

“We want to strike at ISIL anywhere it raises its head,” said Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook. “Libya is one of those places.” He said the airstrikes “would continue as long as [the Libyan government] is requesting them,” and that they do not have “an end point at this particular moment in time.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many years ago, the brilliant comic and sage George Carlin made the observation that the US goes around "killing brown people" Here's a quote from one of his monologues:

"This country is only 200 years old, and already we've had ten major wars. We average a major war every twenty years, So we're good at it.

And it's just as well we are, because we're not very good at anything else. Can't build a decent car anymore. Can't make a TV set, a cell phone, or a VCR. Got no steel industry left. No textiles. Can't educate our young people. Can't get health care to our old people. But we can bomb the sh*t outta your country, all right. We can bomb the sh*t outta your country. Especially if your country is full of brown people. Oh, we like that, don't we? That's our hobby now. But it's also our new job in the world: bombing brown people. Iraq, Panama, Grenada, Libya. You got some brown people in your country? Tell 'em to watch the f*ck out, or we'll goddamn bomb them!"

Unfortunately, it is never about the people in countries like Libya against which the US military practices serial genocide (and calls it "liberation"); it is to wrest control over the natural resources of that country, to which the US and the corporations which own this government have utterly no moral right to control, and insure those resources are only sold in American dollars.

The White House and Pentagon will do what they want to do with impunity in Libya, (in this case, bomb it back to the stone age), because, in an election year, Congressional members don't want to do anything seen as "controversial", which may impact their chances of re-election.

IF members of Congress refuse to even discuss this, as - theoretically -according to the Constitution (anyone remember that, the foundation of our government and system of laws?!?), only Congress can declare war, none of the members of Congress deserve our vote in November.

We need to pink slip the entire lot of these "alleged" representatives in November, as they have collectively proven themselves utterly worthless to take care of We the People, and determine the legitimacy of what wars will be fought by this nation, and why.

Aug 02 09:30

‘When Not If’: Terror Attack ‘Highly Likely’ In UK – Head Of London Police

It’s just a matter of time until a terror attack occurs in Britain – that’s the warning from the head of London’s Metropolitan police.

Aug 02 09:25

US Airstrikes Hit Libya To Bolster UN-Created Government

The Pentagon has announced today that the US has begun conducting military airstrikes against Libya with the stated intent of defeating ISIS in that country.

Aug 02 09:16

Hillary Clinton: A Threat to All Humanity.

Aug 02 08:37

Hillary Clinton's disastrous decades long record of corruption and warmongering

Hillary has a disastrous Foreign Policy record of voting for the 2003 Iraq invasion and promoting the obvious Bush/Cheney blatant lies, arming terrorists in Libya and turning it into a failed state for ISIS, arming al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria who split to become ISIS and al-Nusra, and promoting Neocon Fascist, former Dick Cheney personal advisor, Victoria Nuland to Deputy Sec of State for Europe (who engineered the 2014 coup in Ukraine to start the civil war).

Just like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, Hillary has never seen a war she didn't like.

The Libya and Syria wars which Hillary was instrumental in starting have so far cost the lives of around 500,000 people. They have also recruited over 100,000 more al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists.

Hillary and Bill are also responsible for the murder of 500,000 Iraqi children from sanctions, while Bill was President.

Aug 02 07:17

US Leads Nuclear Strike Bomber Exercise Over Euro-Baltic, Claims It’s Responding to ‘Russian Aggression’

Once again, the US military industrial complex is determined to CREATE tension in order to justify its new arms markets in the new EU states like Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania and others.

You have to query the psychopathic mindset of the US and the bellicose names its constantly comes up with in order to try to intimidate the rest of the world’s less hyper-militarized nations. This latest nuclear bomber strike exercise targeting Russia was entitled, “Polar Roar”.

NATO has repeatedly accused Russian aircraft of ‘breaching’ its airspace – even though NATO is not an actual country. Meanwhile, NATO is engaged in its most aggressive ever military expansion in its 67 year history – during apparent ‘peacetime.’

Aug 02 07:02

‘Special forces shadow wars’ face legal threat from Corbyn

Special forces operations should be subject to proper democratic oversight through a new War Powers Act, which would prevent troops being risked in Britain’s ‘shadow wars,’ according to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

He told Middle East Eye on Friday of his concerns over the repeated use of a legal loophole to deploy troops from the secretive SAS unit into war zones such as Iraq and Libya without a democratic mandate.

Aug 01 15:04

GOP, Dems Controlled By Predatory Banks, War Profiteers: Green Party Nominee

US Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein has said that both the Republican and Democratic Parties are controlled by predatory banks, fossil fuel giants, insurance companies and war profiteers.

Aug 01 14:43

Obama Responsible For Rise Of Daesh: Indiana Governor

The policies of US President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton led to the rise of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in the Middle East region, according to Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Aug 01 12:07

The American Empire is Playing a Dangerous Game with its Nuclear Weapons Arsenal

Wall Street, the Military-Industrial Complex, corporations and the politicians are willing to lead the world into an Armageddon-type scenario. Washington is confident that they can defeat its adversaries with their military power but the U.S. has never faced countries like Russia, China or Iran. Russia has more advanced military technologies including its air and missile defense systems known as the S-500 which can counter any US-NATO missile or fighter jet at a moment’s notice. Irrational decisions made by Washington’s establishment means two things, first, they must be really politically and historically ignorant on Russia’s stance when it comes to its sovereignty and they must really despise humanity, but one thing is certain; they want the U.S. to remain as the world’s standing superpower. Wars after war, countless lives have been lost on all continents over the last 250 years or so. War is America’s pastime. Wars contribute to the spread of disease and famine.

Aug 01 12:00

Erdogan Accuses US of Supporting Failed Coup in Turkey. US General Described as “The Man Behind the Coup”

The US foreign policy establishment is, moreover, deeply disturbed by the policies Erdogan outlined after the coup, indicating that he was considering an alliance with Russia and Iran. In a telephone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a few days after the coup, Erdogan said that Turkey is now “even more determined to work hand-in-hand with Iran and Russia to resolve regional issues and strengthen our efforts to return peace and stability to the region.” Erdogan is now scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on August 9.

US officials in Aspen insisted that such alliances were unacceptable to Washington. Clapper accused Moscow of trying to “drive a wedge between Turkey and the West, specifically Turkey and NATO.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having an industrial-strength palm to forehead moment, at warp speed, upon reading this.

Unfortunately, in the 21st century, just because something would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly thing for the US government and military to do, is absolutely no guarantee that they won't do it...and badly, I might add.

So the possible upshot here?!?

1. Turkey may well leave NATO.
2. Turkey will pivot to Russia
3. Turkey will use those 5,000 US military as the "bargaining chip" to force President Obama's hand in extraditing the Turkish Imam Gulen. There have been meetings between the US's Joint Chief of Staffs Dunford and his Turkish counterpart, but there has been an absolute blackout on what has been discussed, and there is no sense as to when the forces detained at Incerlik will be released.
5. Turkey may well keep the estimated 50 - 90 NATO nuclear bombs stored at their facility, and not return them to NATO.
6. This means that through true stupidity, in attempting this coup now, the US government may well have created the second nuclear power in the Middle East, outside of Israel.

Well done, Obama Administration! You have just won the award of the Geopolitical Keystone Cops of the Year (perhaps, of the century!!).

Aug 01 11:21

Veteran Commits Suicide Hours After Being Turned Away At VA Facility – Rest In Peace

A former Marine and Army National Guardsmen killed himself after being denied admittance to a VA facility in Iowa City, despite telling doctors that he was having “serious mental issues.”

Brandon Ketchum, 33, killed himself only a few hours after being turned down at the Iowa City VA Medical Center on July 7th. He made an emergency appointment with the facility and spoke to doctors about his struggle.

Ketchum had been struggling with PTSD and substance abuse after returning home from his three tours overseas. He had deployed twice to Iraq as a Marine combat engineer where his job was to clear roadside explosives. He also served once in Afghanistan in the Army National Guard.

After getting turned away, Ketchum created a post on social media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The mismanagement at the VA has reached epic proportions, and every time this happens to one of our Vets, I get very angry at a self-serving bureaucracy which only thinks of itself, and its perks, and doesn't give a real damn about the people it is supposed to help.

As reported at the dailycaller.com earlier this month:

Report: VA Spends $20 Million On Art Instead Of Hiring Doctors

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/report-va-spends-20-million-on-art-instead-of-hiring-doctors/#ixzz4G6d2xLBx

How sickly insane is this, and how many more Brandons are not going to get the help they need, before they take their own lives?!?

Please understand that I hate war as a way of the US government's resolving its geopolitical disputes; that having been said, our Vets deserve the best possible medical/emotional care when they are wounded, both physically and emotionally.

They should be getting the precise level of care Dick Cheney gets; they have earned that in terms of having been of service to the US government's geopolitical agenda.

They cannot, and should not ever, be considered "irrelevant", which is how the VA is treating its patients right now.

Buying art instead of hiring doctors?!?

What the hell is wrong with these people?!?

Aug 01 10:00

Is War Inevitable In The South China Sea?

For Beijing, it’s crystal clear; the eastern seaboard must be protected at all costs – because they are the entry and exit point of China’s global supply chains. Yet as Beijing improves its military sophistication, the hegemon – or exceptionalist – machine gets itchier and itchier. Because the whole ingrained exceptionalist worldview can only conceive it as a “threat” by a peer competitor.

The larger-than-life “access” drama

From Exceptionalistan’s point of view, it’s all about the myth of “access”. The US must have full, unrestricted “access” to the seven seas, the base of its Empire of Bases, post-Rule Britannia system: the “indispensable nation” ruling the waves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If internal White House and Clinton Campaign polls indicate that Trump is going to win the November election in a landslide, my prediction is that the Democrats are going to make sure we are in a major war with Russia and/or China before Trump takes the oath of Office.

Aug 01 08:05

US Air Force Considers Reviving 1,500MPH F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Jet

A movement is underway in the US to restart the production of the fearsome super elite F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet despite warnings by the Pentagon that it would be cost prohibitive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another sign that they can;t get the F-35 to work.

Aug 01 07:54

Costly F-35 Bankrupts US Navy's Hope for a Sixth-Generation Fighter Jet

The massive cost overrun on the $337 million per aircraft F-35C fighter jet has so hamstrung the US Navy’s budget that their plans for an F/A-XX sixth generation fighter jet may be nothing but a pipe dream.

Aug 01 07:41

Netanyahu for Hillary

With Clinton, on the other hand, Netanyahu knows exactly what’s in store – more of the same, and from the prime minister’s perspective, what’s not to like? Despite the clear ideological differences between Netanyahu and Obama, and the clash over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the latter’s administration has never wavered in its support for Israel when it really mattered for Jerusalem.

And neither will Clinton. Her record as a senator and secretary of state is one of a clear supporter of Israel. Under her stewardship, the State Department increased military assistance for Israel every year, from $2.55b. when she took office to $3.1b. in FY2013, a nearly 20 percent increase, while diplomatically she ensured the United States blocked UN Security Council resolutions for Palestinian statehood.

Aug 01 07:38

Theresa May: We must be willing to use nuclear weapons

Aug 01 07:37

It’s Getting Scarier... every day

I’ve finally figured out why so many pundits and journalists are signing on to the new cold war with Russia: they weren’t alive during the last one. They have no memory of the Cuban missile crisis, they didn’t grow up in the era of backyard bomb shelters: for them, Fail Safe and On the Beach are just old movies.

Jul 31 22:19

The Stolen Nation of Hawaii

Produced by Ken Nichols O'Keefe in early 2001, this is the virtually unknown story of Hawaii and the hidden Genocide being committed by the American government with the use of 'blood quantum' for the purpose of eliminating the Hawaiian national; and the reason America does this? Because according to their own laws, America never lawfully annexed Hawaii*, therefore according to law Hawaii never became a state, and if the Hawaiian land was never lawfully annexed, the only true claimant to the land, is the Hawaiian national.

Jul 31 09:39

U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans

The United States will not tolerate the countries of the world acting like the United States, senior U.S. officials say.

In particular, according to U.S. officials speaking in a variety of media, the United States will not permit foreign intelligence services to act like U.S. intelligence agencies.

Countries where there is a general consensus that U.S. security agencies, military forces and politicians have interfered with the local political process include Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Columbia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia (including Bosnia, Herzegovina and Serbia) and Zaire.

Jul 31 09:35

Middle East prepares for Hillary’s war

The big question this week ought to be about Hillary Clinton’s wars, if she gets elected as the next US president. Her hawkish temperament and her bandwagon comprising neoconservative ideologues, Israeli-Saudi lobbies, military-industrial complex and so on brings us to the epilogue of the ‘Obama Doctrine’ in US foreign policies.

Where will it be that Hillary will choose to wage her war? The high probability is that she will choose the Middle East – not Eurasia or Asia-Pacific. Why is it so?

For a start, Hillary Clinton, unlike her predecessor Barack Obama will not seek indeterminate wars. She will calculate how a war in her first term would help her win a second term in the 2020 election. Neither Russia nor China can be defeated in a short, swift war, while on the contrary, there is the real danger of her triggering World War III with horrific consequences that are impossible to predict.

Jul 31 08:40

DoD Admits US Global Hegemony Threatened By China, Russia In "Persistently Disordered World"

By 2035, the US could find itself in an environment where Russia or China may match or even exceed the West's military and economic might in some areas, taking advantage of a “disordered and contested world,” the Pentagon’s research unit said...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"What is WRONG with these people who won't do what we tell them to do?!?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 31 08:26

Iran Official: American, Israeli Drones Gather Data for Syria Terrorists

Washington and the Tel Aviv regime supply the Takfiri militants in Syria with intelligence obtained from the drones they fly over Syria, an Iranian official says.

Jul 31 08:22

Strengthening Russo-Turkish Alliance Stokes US-Russian Cold War

John Helmer, Russian-based Anglo-American journalist says that Russia feels threatened by US, NATO, Turkey, and the turbulence at its borders

Jul 31 07:35

Achtung! US Army Sounds Alarm Over Missing Guns Stolen From Base in Germany

"Several semi-automatic pistols, one small-caliber automatic rifle and a shotgun were among the items taken," from an armory room on the base in Stuttgart, he said.

Jul 30 15:19

Washington let Saudi Arabia commit atrocities in Yemen, then strong-arm the UN into remaining silent

The United Nations has long been bullied by its most powerful members, and U.N. secretaries-general have usually been forced to grit their teeth and take it quietly. But few nations have been more publicly brazen in this practice than Saudi Arabia, and earlier this summer, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon managed to get in a dig at the Kingdom over its blackmail-style tactics. Ban openly admitted that it was only after Riyadh threatened to cut off funding to the U.N. that he bowed to its demand to remove the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, where it has launched a harsh military intervention, from a list of violators of children’s rights contained in the annex of his annual Children and Armed Conflict report. “The report describes horrors no child should have to face,” Ban told reporters. “At the same time, I also had to consider the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously if, as was suggested to me, countries would defund many U.N. programs.

Jul 30 10:45

HILLARY CLINTON, ARMS DEALER

In a scathing column Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano makes the convincing case that Hillary Clinton sold weapons to Libya in a direction violation of the U.N. arms embargo, and then lied about it under oath during her testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi Oct. 22.

"To pursue her goal of a ‘democratic' government there, Clinton, along with Obama and a dozen or so members of Congress from both houses and both political parties, decided she should break the law by permitting U.S. arms dealers to violate the U.N. arms embargo and arm Libyan rebels whom she hoped would one day run the new government,” Napolitano explains. "So she exercised her authority as secretary of state to authorize the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood and friendly to the Libyan rebels and a country the U.S. had no business arming—unless the purpose of doing so was for the arms to be transferred to the rebels.”

Jul 30 10:42

US, Israel forces stage secret military drill

Israel and the United States have reportedly staged a joint secret war game in southern Israel amid growing military cooperation between the two sides.

Israeli media said on Thursday that the drill dubbed ‘Noble Shirley’ was held in Negev Desert to improve cooperation between American and Israeli forces.

The drill, which was said to have been conducted during day and nighttime hours over the past week, involved the US Marine Corps as well as special units from the Israeli air, naval and ground forces.

During the exercise, the troops and commandos took part in drills simulating helicopter landings behind enemy lines, and urban warfare above and below ground. They also practiced close-range combat and military takeover techniques.

Israel’s so-called ‘David’s Sling’ missile system, which targets medium to long-range missiles, was also used in the maneuver.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War against whom, please?!?

The Palestinians?!?

The Lebanese?!?

Syria?!?

Iran?!?

Making your most important geopolitical friend a country with history of pathologically being unable to get along with its neighbors cannot, possibly, be a smart move by the US government.

Jul 30 09:06

The Road to Armageddon

With both sides set on a crash course, on the 26 October 1962, a personal letter to Kennedy arrived from Khrushchev with a deal. If America withdrew its missiles from Turkey and Italy and give a cast iron guarantee not to invade Cuba, Russia would turn its ships around and withdraw the missiles from Cuba. A compromise reached, Kennedy accepted and both sides saved face. A CBS broadcast on the 28th of October 1962 proclaimed that America had emerged, "from under the most terrible threat of a nuclear Holocaust since the second world war […] a humiliating defeat for Soviet policy". Meanwhile, Russia stated that it was, "Yet another triumph for Moscow's peace-loving foreign policy over warmongering imperialists […] the supremely wise, always reasonable Soviet leadership had saved the world from the threat of nuclear destruction"... The bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima were 20kt and 15kt respectively. The Russian Topol SS25 is 800kt!

Jul 30 08:57

U.S. diplomatic strategy on South China Sea appears to founder

In the lead-up to an international court ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea this month, United States officials talked about rallying a coalition to impose "terrible" costs to Beijing's international reputation if flouted the court's decision.

But just two weeks after the July 12 announcement by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague - which at least on paper, appeared to be a humiliating defeat for China - the U.S. strategy appears to be unraveling and the court's ruling is in danger of becoming irrelevant.

China also scored a major diplomatic victory earlier this week, when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) dropped any reference to the ruling from a joint statement at the end of a meeting of the 10-country group's foreign minister in Laos. This followed objections from Cambodia, Beijing's closest ASEAN ally.

e also said it was "impossible" for the ruling to become irrelevant because it is legally binding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem here appears to be that the US government has absolutely ZERO diplomatic "strategy" for getting the court ruling respected by China, save for aggressive military maneuvers in the area, which they will be kicking off very soon, with a tour involving both Japanese and Indian naval forces, working in concert.

If the aim of such alleged "freedom of navigation" exercises is to anger the Chinese government into a military response here, the US government may well get its wish; however, a full-out shooting war against China may not go well for the US military.

Jul 30 08:48

America's Veterans Are a Bomb Waiting to Explode

The US has millions of ex-soldiers with a lethal combination of military training and psychological trauma suffered in America's wars...

Jul 30 08:44

America relies on war for jobs?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am in agreement with Russia. If the missiles are only being built to create jobs, why not create jobs by repairing the rail system, roads, bridges, and aqueducts? Why not build new water systems so that Americans are not having to drink toxic water from their home faucets? Why not create jobs by rebuilding our manufacturing base?

Jul 30 08:34

Former American Colony Takes Center Stage In South China Sea Dispute

The Philippines was under American colonial rule from 1898 to 1946. Despite gaining independence, the island nation is now being used as a tool to apply pressure on China, America's biggest rival in the South China Sea.

Jul 30 08:33

Rwanda, the Clinton Dynasty, and the Case of Dr. Léopold Munyakazi

The Rwandan government accuses him of genocide crime committed in 1994, but they made no such accusations until after he gave several talks on northeastern college and university campuses in which he said that the Rwandan war and massacres of the 1990s were a class conflict, not an ethnic conflict, and therefore not genocide. These talks constituted a threat to President Paul Kagame’s totalitarian Rwandan regime, to the Clinton dynasty, and to “humanitarian” war ideology.

Jul 30 08:32

US, Israel forces stage secret military drill

Israel and the United States have reportedly staged a joint secret war game in southern Israel amid growing military cooperation between the two sides.

Israeli media said on Thursday that the drill dubbed ‘Noble Shirley’ was held in Negev Desert to improve cooperation between American and Israeli forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Turkey opting out of the US agenda, following that botched coup, the US may want to use Israel as the new launching platform for the war in the Middle East. Israel will not like this, as it makes them a target, but for enough of your money, I am sure Netanyahu will agree.

Jul 30 08:01

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

General Dumbford head of the joint chiefs of staff is headed to Turkey to convince Erdogan that the US didn't try to overthrow him.
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
The world no longer believes the lies that spew from the mouths of American politicians and generals like vomit!
China 1949 to early 1960s
Albania 1949-53
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-7
Egypt 1957
Indonesia 1957-8
British Guiana 1953-64 *
Iraq 1963 *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70 *........
Add Turkey to the list!

Webmaster addition: Also Cuba in 1898 and 1955, Chile in 1973, Philippines in 1899 and 1965, Hawaii in 1893, China 1900, Panama and Honduras in 1903, Mexico 1914, Panama again in 1989, Dominican Republic 1965, Cuba again in 1961 (failed), etc.

Jul 30 06:48

After 100 years World War I battlefields are poisoned and uninhabitable

No war in recent memory can compare to the meat grinder of World War I. Europe still bears the scars of the war, even almost a century later. The gruesome and terrifying type of warfare typical of the Great War had a lasting impact on those who witnessed and experienced it. It also created such carnage on the land where it was fought that some of those areas are still uninhabitable to this day.

Jul 29 15:52

Game Of Drones: New Type Of War Crime That’s Going Unpunished

Unmanned drones are the modern weapons of choice in the fight against terrorism.

Jul 29 15:30

US Military Plans To Return Okinawa Land

The US military says it plans to return 17 percent of the land it holds for its military base in Okinawa, Japan, the largest land return since 1972, amid growing opposition to its presence following the arrest of one its civilian contractors for the murder of a local woman.

Jul 29 14:31

U.S. must beware China's 'Guam killer' missile

(CNN)Capable of hitting targets 3,400 miles away, China's "Guam killer" missile is raising new fears of a growing Chinese threat to major U.S. military installations.

Jul 29 13:50

Asia-Pacific Pivot: US to Deploy B-1 Bombers to Guam for First Time in Decade

As the Obama Administration continues to shift the focus of the Pentagon to the Pacific regions, the US plans to station long-range bombers in Guam, roughly 2,000 miles from the South China Sea.

For the first time in nearly 10 years, the Air Force will deploy a squadron of long-range B-1 Lancer bombers to Guam, a US territory in Micronesia. The aircraft will be flown from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota next month, and the air wing will be accompanied by 300 airmen.

"The B-1 units bring a unique perspective and years of repeated combat and operational experience from the Central Command theater to the Pacific," reads a statement from the US Air Force.

"They will provide a significant rapid global strike capability that enables our readiness and commitment to deterrence, offers assurance to our allies, and strengthens regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one, fast, lean, flying machine, and can probably get from Guam to China very, very quickly.

Jul 29 13:02

Former American Colony Takes Center Stage In South China Sea Dispute

Has Manila singled out Beijing at Washington’s behest?

The territorial disputes in the South China also include Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Vietnamese have historically been the most aggressive in their territorial claims, and the pre-Vietnamese unification state of South Vietnam even had tense military altercations with the Philippines over Southwest Cay in 1975. Even though the Spratly/Nansha Islands are divided among these states, Manila has focused on challenging and demonizing Beijing.

The demonization of China not only comes at the expense of good relations between China and the Philippines. It serves Washington’s agenda to encircle China, which President Benigno Aquino III was all too happy to go along with. From a strategic standpoint, Washington wants China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea to be eroded so that the South China Sea can be an open body of water where the U.S. can position its military forces.

Jul 29 12:46

Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We would be Able to Totally Obliterate Them.”

“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”

Jul 29 11:19

President Hillary And World War III

I recently sat down with Casey Research founder Doug Casey to discuss this. Doug is a former classmate of Bill Clinton and has met him several times, including once at the White House.

Jul 29 10:57

The Artistic Representation Of War And Peace, Politics And The Global Crisis

Contemporary art is often criticised as pointless or overvalued by art market elites. Even the word ‘artist’ has lost much of its meaning. The many ongoing global socio-political crises seem to make even the idea of art fade into insignificance.

Jul 29 10:03

Bush and Blair will forever elude the punishment they deserve for Iraq war crimes

In the hierarchy of the world's international crimes, the top three are genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It's hardly in question that the Americans and British committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Iraq. So what penalties are their leaders paying?

Why, the same penalty all Western leaders pay for their villainy. As Henry Kissinger did for his many crimes against humanity, from Chile to Indonesia to Bangladesh. He's now a mentor on world affairs to Hillary Clinton – the non-reckless presidential candidate. Or Ronald Reagan, who backed sadistic terrorist groups across Central America and worked closely with the apartheid regime in South Africa. He's now totally mythologized, the revered hero of the Republican Party.

Jul 29 09:33

China says to hold drills with Russia in South China Sea

China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country.

The exercises come at a time of heightened tension in the contested waters after an arbitration court in The Hague ruled this month that China did not have historic rights to the South China Sea and criticized its environmental destruction there.

China rejected the ruling and refused to participate in the case.

"This is a routine exercise between the two armed forces, aimed at strengthening the developing China-Russia strategic cooperative partnership," China's defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a regular monthly news conference.

"The exercise is not directed against third parties."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get dicey and quickly. As reported at yahoonews.com on 23 July of this year:

The United States, India and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games in the Pacific, beefing up naval ties as they warily eye an increasingly assertive China and its military buildup. Warships from the three countries are to begin the joint exercises on Friday, after an official opening ceremony at the Sasebo Naval Base in southern Japan on Thursday. Known as the Malabar Exercise, the annual event usually involves India and the US, but Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force (MSDF) will take part this year, the third time since 2007. The exercises off Japan's southern coast come on the back of rising regional tensions as Delhi and Tokyo remain embroiled in territorial spats with Beijing. China is also at loggerheads with some Southeast Asian nations over its claim to large swathes of the South China Sea. Washington has been increasingly turning its focus to Asia as it looks to counter Beijing's growing influence and a military buildup that has unnerved some of its regional neighbours. "India, Japan and the United States have a shared strategic interest," said international relations expert Takehiko Yamamoto, professor emeritus at Tokyo's Waseda University. "The aim of this naval exercise is for (the three countries) to manage a vast sea area stretching from the western Pacific to the Indian Ocean. "They need to make sure the lines of communication stay robust -- this exercise has China in mind," he added. India is nervous about the so-called "string of pearls", the concept of a network of ports around the Indian Ocean to which China's navy would have access, Yamamoto said. "For India, this is a great threat," he said.

All it is going to take is one stupid miscommunication, or misinterpretation, on the part of the Indian, Japanese, US, Russian, and Chinese military, (or a deliberate false flag, to be blamed on China and/or Russia), and we will be off and running in a shooting war potentially with both countries.

Jul 29 09:26

Ron Paul Asks: Just Who Is The War Party?

As many neocons shift over to support Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, there are appearing a few bumps in the road. Last night at the convention, for example, former CIA director and defense secretary Leon Panetta found himself drowned out by chants of “no more war!” as he touted Hillary’s hawkishness.

Jul 29 08:08

“Gulen-Gate” Islamic Terrorists Descend On The Democratic National Convention

Why are known terrorists at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? Doesn’t the Secret Service vet people that are in the same building as the President of the United States anymore?

What the hell is going on?

Jul 29 07:46

Motives Behind the Rebranding of Al-Nusra Front

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, in August 2011, to April 2013, Islamic State and al-Nusra Front were a single organization that chose the banner of “Jabhat al Nusra.” Although, the current al-Nusra Front is led by Abu Mohammad al Jolani but he was appointed as the Emir of al-Nusra Front by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, in January 2012. The current Al-Nusra Front is only a splinter group of Islamic State which split away from its parent organization in April 2013 over a dispute between the leaders of two organizations.

Jul 29 07:37

THE DRAMATIC FAILURE OF GLOBALISATION

According to wikipedia, Globalisation is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture. However, over the last ten years there has been a sea change decline in all the indicators that would measure the success of this model. Democracy, economic growth, freedom and the principles of an interchange of world views and culture has been all but abandoned to a vice like grip of globalisation driven by corporate principles of power and greed resulting in war, terrorism, a biblical refugee crisis, fear and a fully co-opted media.

The Economist has just published its annual index on democracy. They found that out of 167 countries, only twenty are “full democracies”. Less than 13 per cent of the world’s countries can now claim to be a democracy. Given that America has graciously forced so much democracy on the world, one could be forgiven for thinking all is not well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real, inescapable fact here is that globalization only "works" for people who are already massively rich; the"trickle down" of profitability to working class people from globalization has never been a reality; only an empty phrase, created to "comfort" those who have lost their jobs through globalization's relentless offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs to the centers of the lowest-cost labor, who are now working two or three minimum-wage jobs, maxing out their credit cards, and may well never be able to be financially solvent again.

There is a lot of economic desperation going on this country right now, and a real sense of having been utterly financially betrayed with by the Globalist Powers that Be in order to enrich their own wallets.

I do not know how that sense of desperation is ultimately going to manifest; but as a Christian pacifist activist, I sincerely caution people NOT to give this government the kind of confrontation in which they have expended billions to put down with extreme prejudice.

Jul 29 07:24

Russian Deal With Turkey Could Spell Game Over for US and Rebels in Syria

Commenting on the results of the recent meeting on Syria in Geneva between Russia, the UN and the US and on the prospects of a possible ending of the Syrian war, Russian political expert Vyacheslav Matuzov suggests that much will now depend on the talks between Russia and Turkey: if they agree, the rebels and their US masters will lose the war.

Jul 29 07:03

Russia Creating Cutting-Edge Universal Nuclear Battleship

Russia’s Severnoye Design Bureau has started working on the Project 23560 Leader-class destroyer that will combine the features of a destroyer, large antisubmarine warship and guided missile cruiser.

Jul 29 07:03

Russian Next-Generation 'Doomsday Plane' Finally Ready for Action

On July 27 Voronezh Aircraft Factory finally presented Russia’s Ministry of Defense the new specialized airborne command system also known as the 'doomsday plane'.

Jul 29 07:01

The Power Of "Nyet" - How One Word Staggered Imperial Washington

The way things are supposed to work on this planet is like this: in the United States, the power structures (public and private) decide what they want the rest of the world to do. They communicate their wishes through official and unofficial channels, expecting automatic cooperation. If cooperation is not immediately forthcoming, they apply political, financial and economic pressure. If that still doesn’t produce the intended effect, they attempt regime change through a color revolution or a military coup, or organize and finance an insurgency leading to terrorist attacks and civil war in the recalcitrant nation. If that still doesn’t work, they bomb the country back to the stone age. This is the way it worked in the 1990s and the 2000s, but as of late a new dynamic has emerged.

Jul 29 04:37

“Don’t Cry For Us Syria … The Truth is We Shall Never Leave You!”

“Don’t cry for us Syria” has recently become a motto/logo of sorts for many physically and psychologically brutalized youth around this ancient land. They are the youngsters who represent a new generation of Syrians, many of whom were born in this century. It is into their patriotic hands that Syria’s Torch has been passed.

Jul 28 19:57

Overly Simple Energy-Economy Models Give Misleading Answers

In the book Secular Cycles, Peter Turchin and Surgey Nefedov approach the problem of what causes civilizations to collapse using a modeling approach. According to their analysis, the kinds of things that caused civilizations to collapse very much corresponded to the symptoms of increasing complexity:

Problems tended to develop when the population in an area outgrew its resource base–either the population rose too high, or the resources become degraded, or both. The leaders would adopt a plan, which we might consider adding “complexity,” to solve the problems. Such a plan might include raising taxes to be able to afford a bigger army, and using that army to invade another territory. Or it might involve a plan to build irrigation, so that the current land becomes more productive. A modern approach might be to increase tourism, so that the wealth obtained from tourists can be traded for needed resources such as food.
According to Turchin and Nefedov, one problem that arises with the adoption of the new plan is increased wealth disparity. More leaders are needed for the new complex solutions. At the same time, it becomes more difficult for those at the bottom of the hierarchy (such as new workers) to obtain adequate wages.

Jul 28 18:53

Chris Hedges: Saudi Wahhabism a Tool of U.S. Foreign Policy

With terrorist attacks from Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia to Baghdad, and of course many other places in the world, the news of the day is all about ISIS. This gets reported in a very isolated way, without much historical context at all. This Wahhabism, extreme, radical Islam, whatever terminology you want to use, the thing that doesn't get said very often is to what extent this was all a tool of US foreign policy and for decades

Jul 28 17:47

FOOLING MOST OF THE PEOPLE MOST OF THE TIME IS WHAT AMERICAN POLITICS ARE ABOUT, EVEN WHEN IT COMES TO THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR

Nuclear war, just as with any other kind of war, can happen almost by accident through blunders and careless acts and overly-aggressive postures. Just let the blood of two sides get up enough, and an utter disaster could quickly overtake us. Constantly decreasing the possibilities for accidents and misunderstandings is a prime responsibility of every major world leader

Jul 28 12:13

DM: More Forces Deployed in Crimea, Northern Caucasus as NATO Approaches

Speaking today on state television, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shogu announced additional military deployments along the nation’s southwestern flank with NATO, including the deployment of more air defense systems and ground troops into the Northern Caucasus, and additional troops into the Crimea.

Technically, Russia’s territory in the Northern Caucasus doesn’t border NATO, but is relatively close to Turkey, and has a substantial border with Georgia, which has NATO ambitions. Both Russia and NATO have been escalating deployments on their frontier in Europe, particularly in the Baltics, and this looks to be an extension of that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am amazed at the general degree of restraint Russia is demonstrating, as it is getting completely surrounded by NATO troops and NATO weapons.

Ever have that archetypal dream of seeing a slo-mo train wreck about to occur, and you have no way of stopping it?!?

I have been having that dream frequently, looking at the buildup of NATO arms and personnel in places like Poland and Lithuania.

Jul 28 11:52

US, Japan Shake Hands on Military Cooperation Amid South China Sea Row

The United States and Japan struck a bargain to enhance bilateral military cooperation in Asia, amid heightened tensions in the South China Sea region and North Korea’s provocative ballistic missile program.

The agreement was voiced as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with the head of the US Pacific Command, Adm. Harry Harris, in Tokyo on Tuesday, the Japan Times reported.

During the meeting, Abe praised last year’s revision of Tokyo’s cooperation agreement with Washington and changes in Japanese military doctrine, stressing that those “encouraging” moves facilitated a deterrence against North Korea’s nuclear missile experiments.

The changes in the Japanese military doctrine were made last year, and allow for the country’s Self-Defense Forces to participate in foreign military operations, upon the request of an ally. The step caused a backlash among the Japanese public, with many protesting what they claim is a shift toward militarization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh sure, THIS is really going to ratchet tensions in the South China Sea down...

Forgive my cynicism here, but I swear, sometimes... I just can't keep up!!

Jul 28 11:52

The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Police are 15th.

1 Logging workers 110.9 78
2 Fishers and related fishing workers 80.8 22
3 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 64 82
4 Roofers 47.4 83
5 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 35.8 27

Jul 28 11:40

N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.

Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North's Foreign Ministry, said in an interview that recent U.S. actions have put the situation on the Korean Peninsula on a war footing.

The United States and South Korea regularly conduct joint military exercises south of the Demilitarized Zone, and Pyongyang typically responds to them with tough talk and threats of retaliation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Until North Korea actually finds and masters a weapons delivery system which works, Kim Jung Un is impotent to cause any real harm.

That having been said, however, there have been numerous speculations this year about North Korea having developed, or being in the process of developing an EMP weapon.

Should that ultimately prove true, it would really be nasty for South Korea and certain areas of the US (particularly here in Hawaii).

Jul 28 11:32

'What Difference Did They Make?'

If the crimes listed below are charged
against the Clinton's, we could free ourselves from
All these lawless-chains they forged, over the last 30 years.
Because the requisite trials will bring down this government,
without the need for a violent revolution.

Jul 28 08:22

FLASHBACK - Watchdog: VA admits spending $100 million on conferences in 2011

It turns out the Department of Veterans Affairs spent $100 million on conferences last year - not the $20 million it previously claimed - and it didn't account for that money to a Congressional committee demanding details, either.

Jul 28 07:40

There’s No Business Like the Arms Business

So here’s a question that’s puzzled me for years?—?and I’m something of an arms wonk. Why do other major U.S. exports?—?from Hollywood movies to Midwestern grain shipments to Boeing airliners?—?garner regular coverage while trends in weapons exports remain in relative obscurity?

Are we ashamed of standing essentially alone as the world’s number one arms dealer, or is our Weapons “R” Us role such a commonplace that we take it for granted, like death or taxes?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our Nobel Peace Prize Winner President Elevates American Weapons Sales to Other Countries to Record Levels

Jul 28 07:37

Bernie Supporters Boo, Chant "No More Wars" As Leon Panetta Pitches Hillary's War Credentials

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reinforced Hillary Clinton's position as a warmonger in his speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight. Amid various jabs at Donald Trump, Panetta exclaimed the danger of "withdrawal" of American forces from the world and the apparent need for more status quo interventionism; but the 'reportedly' united Democratic convention seemed not to agree. Bernie Sanders' supporters drowned out Panetta's claims that Hillary masterminded Bin Laden's killing with boos and chants of "no more war," and "lies."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary masterminded Bin Laden's killing?!? I don't think so, Leon!

Jul 28 06:45

Tim Kaine among 36 senators seeking $320m more for Israeli missile defense

A bipartisan group of 36 US senators that includes Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, is calling on Congress to add $320 million for Israeli missile defense to the Senate version of a defense appropriations bill.

Jul 28 01:26

Trump's Loophole Regarding Russia's Assistance Hacking Criminal Email

Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Moscow on June 17, 1999, and a related exchange of notes.
Date Received from President

Jul 27 18:36

Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington? — Paul Craig Roberts

World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington.

The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from the Marshall Plan, from fears of Stalin’s Red Army that caused Europe to rely on Washington’s protection and to subordinate Europe’s militaries to Washington in NATO, from the replacement of the British pound as world reserve currency with the US dollar, and from the long process of the subordination of the sovereignty of individual European countries to the European Union, a CIA initiative implemented by Washington in order to control all of Europe by controlling only one unaccountable government.

With few exceptions, principally the UK, membership in the EU also meant loss of financial independence. As only the European Central Bank, an EU institution, can create euros, those countries so foolish as to accept the euro as their currency no longer have the power to create their own money in order to finance budget deficits.

Jul 27 16:27

30 Seconds to Midnight — Paul Craig Roberts on nuclear war

The neoconservatives in Washington have replaced nuclear disarmament with a new nuclear arms race. All of the hard work and accomplishments of previous US administrations to ease tensions and to reduce the stockpiles of nuclear weapons has been thrown away by the psychopaths who control the government in Washington.

Jul 27 16:00

A Return to the Madness of: M.A.D.

By Brett Redmayne-Titley

One generation later, madmen have returned. They bring with them the madness of … M.A.D.

Again, absolutely all politics are reduced to White or Black. There is no gray. All peoples of our world again exist within a fateful clash between only two distinct ideologies, best summed-up as; Good vs. Evil. Right vs. Wrong. Life or… death?

A mere generation ago the colors of worldwide military polarization were then thrust upon the innocent by mad politicians with similar delusions of empire who, then, portrayed their geo-political expansionism in the easily understood colors of Red vs. Blue: East vs. West. The Cold War. The once Soviet empire vs. the ever-since burgeoning US contra-empire. The multitude of issues separating the two supposedly separate doctrines of Red or Blue ultimately distilled into one single, horrific doctrine of military nuclear madness that all on earth finally, by the necessity of self-preservation, truly understood...

Jul 27 15:29

FLASHBACK - The New McCarthyism

Today we are seeing once again the heavy hand of the war profiteers trying to reshape the film industry into a tool to propagandize the public into a high war-fever such that they will gladly trade their own blood for gold to line the pockets of the defense establishment. And those individuals who have the courage to speak out are attacked, and once again they are smeared to silence them. In the 1940s it was "Communist", today it is "Anti-Semite", but aside from the particular label used, the methods, goals, and morality are little changed from the days of Joseph McCarthy.

If there is a difference today it is that the American people are better educated. No longer dependent on the state schools, or controlled media, the public understands the tactics used to silence those who speak out. As a result, those who speak out are more and more not only accorded the sympathetic ear that their message deserves, but the effects of the smearing are far less ruinous than in times past.

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Jul 27 15:28

74 Killed In Iraq, Including Family Fleeing ISIS

In Shirqat, a roadside bomb killed a woman and her four daughters who were all trying to fleeing Daesh territory.

Jul 27 13:47

Islamists Attack French Church, Slit Priest's Throat

Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance.

Jul 27 13:33

The Killings of Tony Blair (George Galloway's new film released)

From Craig Murray, former British ambassador to the Uzbekistan dictatorship:

Tonight I am appearing at a panel discussion following the screening of the long-awaited film by George Galloway, The Killings of Tony Blair. I shall have the dubious pleasure of debating with John McTernan, who has never lacked brass neck but does deserve some credit for appearing to represent the forces of darkness before what I imagine will be a very hostile audience. The other panel members are Michael Mansfield and Lauren Booth.

The film has been predictably lambasted by the mainstream media. But it does include some very essential first hand evidence – myself apart, two other British Ambassadors tell what they themselves witnessed, as do Cabinet members. Noam Chomsky adds some important perceptions. This cannot just be dismissed by cries of “Oh look! George Galloway’s in a hat!! Remember when he was on Big Brother!!” The mainstream media’s response to this film has been unanimously puerile.

The Blair-loving Guardian gave the film two stars and called it “sanctimonious”. If one cannot express moral condemnation of a man who forced through an aggressive war, directly killing hundreds of thousands and destabilising both the Middle East and communities in Europe, and who then went on to make multiple millions of pounds promoting vicious dictatorships, then are we to suspend the very idea of ethics itself?

Jul 27 12:51

Video: ISIS Claims Responsibility For French Church Attack

A priest has been killed during a hostage situation at a church in northern France, according to a police source.

Jul 27 11:40

“Two for the Price of One”: Democrats Nominate Clinton Crime Family for a Second Co-Presidency

Bill Clinton once bragged about electing him president meant getting “two for the price of one.”

Here we go again. Exposed electoral rigging along with unelected party insider super-delegates handed the Clinton crime family another chance for the nation’s highest office.

Will November electoral rigging assure it, letting both legally challenged Clintons lead America – perhaps into the abyss if occurs?

Sanders capped his sellout to everything he campaigned against, urging Hillary be nominated by acclamation. In disgust, over 500 of his delegates walked out.

He transformed himself into Hillary’s puppet, urging his followers to betray their principles – selling out to wealth and power like all the rest.

All-out activism against a corrupted system is crucial.

The alternative is a nation more unsafe and unfit to live in than ever, Wall Street and war-profiteers more greatly empowered, and the unthinkable risk of WW III.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A Hillary Presidency will guarantee more wars; the return of the draft, for both our young men and young women; more offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs; more collapsed infrastructure; and far more criminal corruption of the US government.

Mike is absolutely correct when he mentions that a Trump victory has to be a landslide to prevent this, because of voter nullification, through vote machine rigging; and Hillary's people are expert at this (Just look at how Sanders got creamed in California, when he actually won the California primary!)

So this election has to go all the way, in the most peaceful, and legal way possible, to insure a Trump victory.

Jul 27 11:10

All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars: Horrible to Watch How False French World War Begins

The horrible murder of Father Jacques Hamel in Rouen France by “ISIS soldiers” has further inflamed French anger against radical Islam and fundamentalism.

This is how wars begin.

In this case, France – and the West generally – are being whipped up against 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.

Additionally, as we pointed out recently HERE, Islamic Turkey has joined forces with Russian, creating the prospect of an even bigger world war.

Jul 27 11:01

WHILE VETS WERE DYING, THE VA SPENT $20 MILLION ON ART

It’s been over two years since the Veteran’s Affairs scandal first broke, when whistleblowers revealed that the agency in charge of providing medical treatment to our veterans was grossly callous, negligent, and inefficient. Countless veterans were dying while waiting for treatments, and VA workers were covering it up. And unfortunately, the VA is still just as bad at treating our veterans, if not worse, than it was in 2014.

Two years after this scandal first broke however, we’re still learning about some of the terrible things that the VA did while their patients were waiting to be treated. Recently it’s been discovered that throughout the scandal, instead of spending money on the vets, they were buying art.

According to a joint investigation by COX Media Washington, D.C. and OpenTheBooks.com, the VA spent $20 million on various art fixtures. “The VA bought Christmas trees priced like cars and sculptures that cost more than five-bedroom homes.”

Jul 27 08:34

FLASHBACK - State Dept. Releases Phone Transcript of Hillary Admitting She Knew Benghazi Was Planned Attack

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed an “awful” internet video for the deaths of four Americans in the terror attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi.

Hillary made the comments just three days after the assault on the compound that killed Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

Hillary lied—

The State Department released a phone transcipt this week that proves Hillary Clinton knew the Benghazi massacre was a planned attack and not a protest.

Jul 27 07:29

Trump draws calls of 'Lock her up!' from MILITARY VETERANS as he blames 'crooked Hillary' for downplaying VA scandals and 'trying to sweep it under the rug'

Military veterans yelled 'Lock her up!' on Tuesday when Donald Trump raised Hillary Clinton's name at the national convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Clinton spoke at the Charlotte, North Carolina event Monday, criticizing Trump without mentioning him by name.

The billionaire didn't return the favor, complaining that she has downplayed corruption in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

'The other candidate in this race, you know her name – crooked Hillary Clinton – and believe me folks, she is crooked ... recently said of the VA scandal that it's not as widespread as it's purported to be. It's like she's trying to sweep it under the rug,' he said.

Jul 27 07:02

West can’t stand independent Syria: Assad

Syria’s president says Western countries started supporting anti-Damascus militants because they could not bear to see the Arab country leading an independent existence.

Jul 27 06:51

“Bigger Than Watergate” – Hillary Clinton And The Syrian Bloodbath

In 2012, Clinton was the obstacle, not the solution, to a ceasefire being negotiated by UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan. It was US intransigence – Clinton’s intransigence – that led to the failure of Annan’s peace efforts in the spring of 2012, a point well known among diplomats. Despite Clinton’s insinuation in the Milwaukee debate, there was (of course) no 2012 ceasefire, only escalating carnage. Clinton bears heavy responsibility for that carnage, which has by now displaced more than 10 million Syrians and left more than 250,000 dead.

Jul 26 13:11

The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty - Paul Craig Roberts

Last month was the 49th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the American ship. I raised the issue of the USS Liberty eight or nine years ago in a syndicated newspaper column, which, as I suspected would be the case, only a few news sources dared to publish. However, the article editor at Hustler magazine saw the article and contacted me. He said that Hustler was popular among US sailors and now that they were again thrust into needless war they should be aware that the US government could sell them out without notice. Would I write the USS Liberty story for the sailors so they would be aware of the betrayal that might await them?

I had already seen that Admiral Moorer’s prediction that Israel would have us in war against the Arabs had come true. I still hear his bitter statement that “no American president can stand up to Israel.” Tom was deeply wounded by the betrayal of the US Navy by the Commander-in-Chief. The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff was powerless before the Israel Lobby.

Jul 26 12:44

Intervention Fail: ISIS Makes Bloody Gains In Post ‘Liberation’ Afghanistan

Shortly after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in 1996 (their rise to power itself a result of the 1979 Soviet intervention in Afghanistan), we began to hear endless stories of the horrors of this student movement turned governing power. They ruled by Sharia law, they treated women badly, they even blew up ancient statues!

Jul 26 11:20

Hillary Clinton To Be Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize?!

Jul 26 10:57

In Signal to Military, Hillary Clinton Picks Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate

In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump, and particularly with the Republican candidate’s attitude toward Russia. Clinton also wanted to repudiate any association with the issues of social inequality that motivated the widespread support for her main rival in the primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Kaine is among the most hawkish figures among Senate Democrats. As governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, Kaine oversaw billions of dollars in cuts to the state budget. The state of Virginia is a major center for the military and defense industry, and is home to the Pentagon and the headquarters of the CIA.

Between 2009 and 2011, Kaine served as the head of the Democratic National Committee, the leadership body of the Democratic Party. He is close to Wall Street, having recently backed measures to deregulate banks.

Jul 26 10:47

The UN Is a US Subsidiary (Countdown to War in the South China Sea)

Be it the US military, NATO or ISIS, all are simply malevolent tools misused by evil-minded globalists to promote planetary destabilization and destruction in order to usher in their New World Order. Their demonic Great Game must be stopped before they cause the earth’s sixth mass life extinction. Before it’s too late, and it may already be, we citizens of the world must finally rise up and begin holding accountable the controlling psychopaths who’ve hijacked for far too long both humanity and our only planet we call home.

Jul 26 10:07

There Is Nothing Great About War

IN ALL COUNTRIES SOCIALISTS RENOUNCED THE CLASS STRUGGLE AND PROCEEDED INSTEAD TO GO TO WAR FOR THEIR FATHERLAND AND THEIR PEOPLE.

JACQUES R. PAUWELS, THE GREAT CLASS WAR 1914-1918, P. 69

War is anathema. I hate war and I am sure the majority of humanity does. So why does war still happen? Earlier wars continue to evoke a mythology that pervades the public discourse.

Jul 26 09:34

Top Anti-Terrorism Cop Admits ‘Constant’ Effort To Protect London From Extremist Attack

London’s most senior counter-terrorism cop has said the security services are constantly testing and improving their responses to any potential attack.

Jul 26 09:21

Robert Kagan and Other Neocons Are Backing Hillary Clinton

AS HILLARY CLINTON puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war-hawks firmly behind her.

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Jul 26 09:06

OBAMA BACKS OFF PLAN TO DEMILITARIZE POLICE AFTER MEETING WITH LOBBYISTS

Police militarization has been a hot button issue for quite some time, but it wasn’t until last year’s Ferguson riots — which erupted after a jury declined to bring charges against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown — that President Barack Obama decided to take action. In May of 2015, the Obama administration decided to ban the sale of certain kinds of military equipment to police departments, leaving local law enforcement agents without access to items such as bayonets, armored vehicles, camouflage uniforms, large-caliber weapons and ammunition, and grenade launchers. Facing harsh criticism from police, Obama defended his position, claiming, “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like they’re an occupying force.” Instead, Obama added, we should be working to make police “a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them.”

Jul 26 08:49

‘Firepower-2016’: Chinese Military Launches Anti-Air Drills

The northern-theater command of the Chinese military has recently drilled its anti-aircraft defense and air-to-ground assault capabilities.

Jul 26 06:20

THE US-SAUDI PLAN TO PROMPT AN IRANIAN PULLBACK FROM SYRIA

The US and Saudi Arabia have been conspiring with one another to engineer a series of crises that could prompt Iran to pull back its troops in Syria and redeploy them back to the homeland. The modus operandi has been to encourage peripheral insurgencies inside the Islamic Republic’s borderland regions concurrent with a terrorist threat to the interior, all while stirring up Color Revolution commotion. In short, Washington and Riyadh are working hard to wage a multidimensional Hybrid War on Iran, and all indications point to each respective component of this campaign intensifying in the coming months as the US turns up the heat against its decades-long Mideast rival.

Jul 26 06:19

Is US ‘importing’ terrorism to Middle East as claimed by Philippine president?

US policy of supporting “moderate” jihadists and “legitimate” dictators by ignoring their war crimes and arming them and selectively overthrowing governments elsewhere seems to lend credence to President Duerte’s assertion that US “imported” terrorism to the Mideast

Jul 25 13:43

SIGN OF THE TIMES: RIOT CONTROL GEAR SALES ARE SOARING GLOBALLY

If you pay attention to the news at all, it probably seems like the world has been fraying at the edges lately. In South America, Brazil’s economy is crumbling and Venezuela is on the verge of collapse. In the United States, riots are expectedat political conventions. In Europe, the Brexit vote is threatening to tear apart the EU and the UK. And all over the world, people are becoming sick and tired of the status quo. In nearly every single country, people are losing their faith in major institutions and, in increasing numbers, they are losing their trust in the financial and political elitists who run those institutions.

Jul 25 13:30

Afghanistan: President Obama’s Vietnam

Historians still debate whether President John F. Kennedy would have withdrawn U.S. troops from Vietnam had he lived to win re-election in 1964. Since President Barack Obama recently announced his intention to keep at least 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of his presidency, the only debate will be over why he never withdrew but chose instead to bequeath an unwinnable war — the longest in U.S. history — to his successor.

Jul 25 12:30

Time To Put Fear Aside, Decry Islamophobia In US: American Scholar

American Muslims have been “terrified” of taking part in protests since the 9/11 attacks, says an American scholar.

Jul 25 11:48

Canada Ditches Super Hornet After Threats to Buy F-35 or Lose 10,000 Jobs

Lockheed Martin pointed an economic weapon of mass disruption at Ottawa and it appears that Justin Trudeau has blinked caving to the defense contractor’s threats.

Jul 25 09:45

Troops fear Obama rushing Mosul offensive to influence election

Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said his contacts in Baghdad have relayed the concerns to him, fearing there is now an “artificial timeline” for what promises to be by far the toughest battle in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq.

Iraqi Security Forces, which has made strides since the U.S.-led coalition began retraining its troops, may not be sufficiently prepared for a rushed operation. The troops face the monumental task of capturing a city of almost 2 million citizens and up to 10,000 Islamic State fighters and their booby traps.

Jul 25 09:35

ROBERT KAGAN AND OTHER NEOCONS ARE BACKING HILLARY CLINTON

As Hillary Clinton puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war-hawks firmly behind her. “I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.”

Jul 25 09:25

Clashes in Kashmir Risk Taking India-Pakistan Back to Brink of Nuclear War

The long ignored suffering of the Kashmiri people carries with it the world’s greatest risk of full-scale nuclear war between two long-standing adversaries.

Tensions have reemerged in the disputed territory of Kashmir, a Muslim-dominated region that has long been controlled by India, but whose population longs to be reunited with their brethren in Pakistan exacerbating longstanding tensions between the two nuclear powers.

The situation in Kashmir today is now as dire as it was when over a million soldiers were always a hair-string trigger way from turning the territory into one of the world’s worst conflict zones. Since July 8, when a popular young Muslim rebel Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with Indian security forces, the Kashmiri people have erupted in anger with demonstrations leading to at least 42 killed, hundreds blinded, and some 3,500 people injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kashmir has never had the referendum it should have had, in order to decide if it wanted to stay with India; become independent; or join Pakistan.

I would like to hope that cooler heads in both Pakistan and India will prevail, and that there is an intelligent negotiation and dialogue which, soon, gives Kashmiris those choices, and that the referendum is honored in the execution of the will of the Kashmiri people.

Jul 25 09:16

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Armageddon Approaches" After German Leak

The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany.

According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.

In advance of the paper’s publication, a harsh note of protest has been sent to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’”

Jul 25 08:48

Hillary Clinton Is A Threat To All Of Humanity

Jul 24 15:55

Eric Trump’s full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention

“To whom much is given, much will be required.

“This is the very belief that made my father make this great sacrifice.
“To run for the most powerful yet unforgiving office in the world.

“There is no greater calling….

“Vote for the candidate who can’t be bought, sold, purchased, coerced, intimidated or steered from the path that is right, and just and true….

“To the veteran tuning into this speech from his or her hospital, whose been ignored and disrespected by an ungrateful system, my father is running for you….

“Vote for the one candidate who does not need this job.”

— Eric Trump, son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, spoke Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Jul 24 15:47

Democratic convention draws thousands of protesters to Philadelphia

Thousands of demonstrators took to the sweltering streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic national convention.

The group of about a dozen marchers walked on sidewalks from near the convention site up toward the Liberty Bell. One played This Land is Your Land on bagpipes as the group weaved around people eating brunch at sidewalk cafes and others walking dogs.

Jul 24 15:39

Jill Stein Just BLASTED the DNC Over Leaked Emails

“This latest revelation from WikiLeaks underscores how much the media is in bed with the DNC to circle the wagons around Hillary,” Stein told US Uncut in a phone interview. “The corruption and underhanded tactics and deception and conspiratorial efforts to silence Bernie and delegitimize him — I mean, welcome to the Green Party. This is what we’ve been up against forever.”

“The leaked DNC emails are the smoking gun that the Democratic establishment was rigging the game against Bernie the whole time,” Stein said in a press release issued by her campaign. “Instead of running the process impartially and letting the voters decide, top Democratic officials were doing all they could to ensure a Clinton victory, including collusion with journalists to present a pro-Clinton, anti-Sanders narrative.”

Jul 24 15:31

CHARMING! Mike Pence – Paul Ryan intro – Republican National Convention

Mike Pence rallies crowd behind Trump, takes on Hillary Clinton:

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of status quo, looking for another title ?

“HILLARY CLINTON WILL NEVER BECOME PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” – MIKE PENCE

Jul 24 14:10

Clinton Asserts Putin Influence On Trump - After Taking Russian Bribes

Is Putin manipulating the Clinton campaign? As already documented: Russia is weaponizing everything. Word files, federalism, finance and Jedi mind tricks - everything is transformed into a weapon if Russia or its president Putin is imagined to come near it.

Jul 24 10:01

Clashes in Kashmir Risk Taking India-Pakistan Back to Brink of Nuclear War

The situation in Kashmir today is now as dire as it was when over a million soldiers were always a hair-string trigger way from turning the territory into one of the world’s worst conflict zones. Since July 8, when a popular young Muslim rebel Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with Indian security forces, the Kashmiri people have erupted in anger with demonstrations leading to at least 42 killed, hundreds blinded, and some 3,500 people injured.

Today, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif aspires to take back control of Kashmir from India, the granting of which many historical scholars deem a tragic mistake by British administrators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that Putin, one of the few geopolitical "adults in the room", is working the phones like crazy, with both Presidents Pranab Mukherjee of India, and Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan, in order to de-escalate this situation.

Even if such a such a struggle does not go nuclear between these two nuclear powers, the potential, horrific damage for both sides could be intense.

The Kashmiri people desperately need a referendum in order for them to decide if they want to remain with India, become independent, or join Pakistan.

India refuses this at its peril.

Jul 24 07:42

Emigre Super Bloc Part 5 The Failed Turkish Coup – An Exploded View

s Fethullah Gulen the feeble, kindly imam that mainstream media is making him out to be? Hardly. What this article will show is that Gulen is instead a career ultra-nationalist bent on carving up the Middle East and Asia. Gulen is on a mission to destroy Russia and China by cutting out territory that contains Turkic peoples from both nations.

Important to understand is Gulen is at work creating a Turkic Islamic World Order inside the countries his schools, people, and businesses reside in.

Jul 23 17:14

We May Be At A Greater Risk Of Nuclear Catastrophe Than During The Cold War

“Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War,” warns William Perry, “and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.”

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