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May 10 10:48

America’s Weaponization of Ebola

Evidence has recently surfaced in a 2009 U.S. embassy Berlin cable to the U.S. State and Defense Departments that German authorities hesitated to send hemorrhagic fever cultures to the suspected biological warfare laboratory at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Maryland because the Germans feared the Army might «weaponize» the cultures.

May 10 10:46

Israel seeking to trigger US war with Russia, Iran: Analyst

Israel is working to create a military confrontation between the United States and Russia by worsening tensions and pressuring Washington to attack Iran, a US activist and commentator in Idaho says.

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May 10 09:51

Ongoing: SC Sheriff's Dept Violates Posse Comitatus With Special Forces Joint Drill

By Brandon Turbeville

Only a year after the joint drills of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the US military raised eyebrows, the RCSD has once again announced that the department will be conducting drills that involve the joint training of civilian law enforcement and the US military...

May 10 06:32

MIT and Harvard worked with NSA on SKYNET project

Newly published documents from the Edward Snowden archive show that researchers at MIT's Lincoln Lab and Harvard University have worked with the NSA on a program called SKYNET, which uses bulk location and call records to look for patterns and associations. The program appears to be directed at Pakistan, although the underlying technology could be used to analyze data collected on Americans through the Section 215 dragnets.

May 10 06:25

In Jade Helm operation, Texas gives early lessons on the ‘human domain’

The official slogan of Operation Jade Helm 15, “Master the Human Domain,” is just one of many oddities surrounding the eight-week Pentagon training that’s fomented anger and suspicion in Bastrop County and other rural parts of Texas. In bile-green text, the phrase is placed beneath the operation’s logo of a double-edged sword, two crossed arrows and a translucent wooden clog — yes, a clog — all of which have become fodder for widespread, baseless conspiracy theories that the Army Special Operations Command is planning a martial law takeover of Texas come July.

May 10 03:59

Arab League Close To Forming Unified Military Force

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said the Arab League is moving closer to forming a joint Arab military force, pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Saturday.

“Technical teams are already working to develop a vision to establish a joint Arab force, and this will be ready within the next four months,” Shukri said on the sidelines of a state visit to Eritrea.

Speaking about Yemen, the FM said: “There can be no doubt that the situation in Yemen requires serious effort in order to find a solution to the deteriorating humanitarian situation and the suffering of the Yemeni people. We need to find a way to return legitimacy and restore stability to Yemen.”

May 09 14:24

Today’s Victory Day celebrations in Moscow mark a turning point in Russian history

Today is truly a historical day. For the first time ever the West has boycotted the Victory Day Parade in Moscow and, also for the first time ever, Chinese forces have marched on the Beautiful Square (“Red” square is a mistranslation – the “Red Square” ought be called the “Beautiful Square”) with the Russians. I believe that this is a profoundly symbolic shift and one which makes perfectly good sense.

May 09 10:30

Anglo-American Money Owners Organized World War II or All Wars Are Bankers Wars

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Victory against Nazism, we publish a study of Valentin Katasonov on financing of the NSDAP and the rearmament of the Third Reich. The author deals with new documents that confirm the organization of the Second World War by US and UK Bankers, covered by President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in the hope of destroying the USSR. This study raises new questions that will be addressed in a future article.

May 09 09:57

N. Korea Tests Anti-Ship, Submarine-Based Ballistic Missiles

South Korean military officials say North Korea has test-fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea, one day after warning it would strike South Korean vessels without notice if they intrude into the North's territorial waters.

Officials in Seoul say the missiles were fired over the span of about an hour Saturday from an area near the eastern port city of Wonsan.

Earlier Saturday, Pyongyang said it has successfully test-fired a submarine-based ballistic missile, in what would be an indication of the country's advancing military technology.

May 09 09:36

Hellstorm - Exposing The Real Genocide of Nazi Germany (Full Documentary)

May 09 09:02

Attorney: Spy chief had ‘forgotten’ about NSA program when he misled Congress

Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper wasn’t lying when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not “wittingly” collect information about millions of Americans, according to his top lawyer.

He just forgot.

“This was not an untruth or a falsehood. This was just a mistake on his part,” Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said during a panel discussion hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency on Friday.

May 09 05:47

Confirmed: Jade Helm is for the American People

David Knight and Rob Dew break down the sinister purpose behind Operation Jade Helm, detailing how it is part of a broader plan to have the military and police forces work together to control the people in times of economic crisis and natural disaster.

May 08 23:40

V-DAY: Russia’s Perpetual Fight Against Fascism

70 years since the great Victory! 70 years since Soviet people saved the world by smashing Nazism.

All accords with Russia were broken, whenever it suited invaders. The Scandinavians wiped out countless Russian lives, and so did the Germans, French, Poles, Brits, North Americans and Czechs, to name just a few. Russians never really ‘punished’ anybody, in the Protestant, Anglo-Saxon way. Punishment is mainly puritan, Protestant rubbish; the Russian way of thinking is too quixotic for that.

The West lied to Lenin, to Stalin, to Khrushchev and finally to Gorbachev. The West has been lying to Putin and about Putin.

May 08 22:32

Jade Helm:Some Thoughts From Army ATC and Friends

by ArmyATC » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:16 pm
A lot of people are trying to decode what jade Helm means. But very few are looking at the second line , which is the overall mission objective.

In combat ops there are 5 phases of combat. I'm not going to go into detail, but you can find it. But phase 0 operations are relatively new. In the NDAA 2014, if you read through it, it provides increasing the budget for phase 0 operation.

What this is. Well this has to do with using infiltration techniques to identify who will be a problem BEFORE the fighting begins. Identifying individuals and groups that would be assessed by the military as possible non state actors.

That way, they can extract these individuals before ops begin thus severely limiting organized resistance.

May 08 22:16

McRaven: Success in Human Domain Fundamental to Special Ops

While special operations forces are comfortable in the realms of traditional warfare, the human domain is perhaps more important -- both to the troops and to policy makers, McRaven said.

The human domain encompasses the totality of the physical, cultural, and social environments that influence human behavior, he explained. Success in this domain won't be achieved by traditional ground, naval or air forces, he added.

“Instead, success in the human domain will depend upon understanding the human terrain and establishing trust with those humans who occupy that space,” the admiral said. Building understanding and trust takes time, but once it’s built, “we can apply unique capabilities that are designed to assess, analyze, operate and prevail in population-centric strategies or struggles,” he said.

May 08 22:11

Human Terrain System

The Human Terrain System (HTS) is a United States Army, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) support program employing personnel from the social science disciplines – such as anthropology, sociology, political science, regional studies and linguistics – to provide military commanders and staff with an understanding of the local population (i.e. the "human terrain") in the regions in which they are deployed

May 08 21:48

A Brief Overview Of ABI And Human Domain Analytics

In Iraq, the Intelligence Community was tasked with finding terrorists and insurgents bent on harming US Forces and their interests. These terrorists or insurgents rarely performed activities that were dissimilar from non-terrorists (especially in the planning phases). In terms of Iraqi mysteries, the questions were “Will something happen?” and “How can we predict it and prevent it?” Analysts began to develop techniques to address these mysteries using any means at their disposal to aggregate these activities, assess transactions, and develop networks of interest.

May 08 21:38

Thinking Differently: Unlocking the Human Domain in Support of the 21st Century Intelligence Mission

People are the currency of the human domain; their visible behaviors and symbols are one of the only ways to really discern their thoughts and motivations. Add in the cultural complexity of differing worldviews, beliefs and values that play on those thoughts and motivations and the domain becomes even less certain to decode. Factor in that U.S. military and civilian personnel directly, and indirectly, influence the course of interactions and behavior in the domain and the human domain becomes incredibly layered and dense, where meaning and purpose is difficult to extract and effort and skill necessary for success within the domain difficult to master.

May 08 21:30

Adaptations Required To Survive In The Human Domain

Indeed,if America ever finds itself once again contesting in wars in which the object is not the destruction of enemy forces but instead to influence relevant populations toward our desired ends,then Army formations and land forces must understand the people they are trying to influence.

May 08 19:34

How on earth do they survive in that ‘hell called Gaza’?

“I’m from that hell called Gaza. Extreme poverty, unemployment and insecurity destroy life and future of people who can hardly survive.......

War-weary mother writes
•“Schools work in 2 or 3 shifts a day especially in areas where displaced people of the last war still shelter in UNRWA schools; they don’t have any other place to go.”
•“Travel is not a lifestyle in Gaza… It is difficult for us to live or to leave.”
•“We just dream of leading a decent life.”

May 08 19:20

From Gdansk to Dachau: Europe marks 70 yrs since WW2 victory

Europe marked the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II on May 8th with commemorative events across the continent.

The ceremonies kicked off in the Polish port city of Gdansk, known as Danzig in German, where the first shots of the deadliest conflict in history were fired on September 1, 1939.

May 08 19:19

Martyr’s Day

All people of good will can only hope that this Syrian and Palestinian Martyr’s Day effort succeeds and that despite the odds, Return to Yarmouk, will happen soon.

May 08 15:45

Putin's Greek Pawn Gambit

In my earlier blog post on 17 March of this year, Hey Obama -- The Chess Match Just Started, I broached the idea that Greece's request for major war reparations from Germany for the WW-II NAZI invasion and occupation of Greece, and associated war crimes, could plausibly be seen as a sly gambit by multiple countries to ultimately ensnare the war-mongering USSA and bring it to heel.

May 08 15:39

US expands security at military bases amid ISIL terror threat

The US Department of Defense has increased security at US military bases across the country as a precaution after the FBI warned that Americans with ties to the ISIL terrorist group could target troops or police officers.

May 08 15:16

Stephen Lendman: Washington and Saudis Plan Escalated Aggression on Yemen

On Thursday, John Kerry met with Saudi officials in Riyadh. They planned escalated aggression on Yemen harming defenseless civilians most.

A so-called proposed 5-day humanitarian ceasefire is phony. Terror-bombing continues. US/Saudi enforced blockade prevents enough essentials to life from entering Yemen.

Suggesting a limited pause in fighting is willful deception. Washington wants all-out terror war against 25 million Yemenis.

May 08 12:18

Halting Hitler's Push: Bloodiest WWII Battle in RT's 3D Reconstruction

Stalingrad, which ended with two million casualties, was the largest battle in human history...

May 08 11:24

Putin just dismissed nearly 20 generals

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed nearly 20 generals just a day before Moscow was set to host a Victory Day parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, RIA Novosti reports.

The generals were dismissed by a presidential decree. Among those let go was the lieutenant general of police, Sergey Lavrov, as well as the head of media relations in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Andrei Pilipchuk.

The first deputy commander of the central regional military command, Vladimir Padalko, was also dismissed, according to the Gazeta.

The timing of the shakeup is curious. The Kremlin is set to host world leaders in Moscow for the anniversary parade on May 9. The Victory Day parade features Russian military equipment and members of the Russian military play a major role in the celebrations.

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Weeding out the hacks, nepotists, and dullards!

May 08 11:12

America’s Control Over the World Is Rapidly Eroding

It’s no secret that the U.S. is most certainly not the most loved country in the world because of its government’s long history of highly aggressive military actions, as well as its interference in the internal affairs of countless nations. But what we are seeing today is that an increasing number of nations are turning against the U.S. and taking various actions to rid themselves of its presence and influence.

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"You can't Do that!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 08 11:00

He Who Hesitates is Lost: US Enters Arctic 'Energy War'

Washington may lose the race for Arctic energy resources to its main geopolitical competitors – Russia and China – US Colonel David Hunt insisted, urging Washington to focus on Arctic energy development.

May 08 10:55

US Approves Saudi Use Of Banned Cluster Bombs (But Only If They're Extra Careful)

Following a report on Sunday, where Human Rights Watch said video and photographic evidence showed that Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs near villages in Yemen’s Saada Province at least two separate times, the US State Department said it is "looking into" the allegations but, as Foreign Policy reports, said the notoriously imprecise weapon — banned by much of the world — could still have an appropriate role to play in Riyadh’s U.S.-backed offensive (as long as it was used carefully).

May 08 10:55

Two Chinese Warships Enter The Black Sea

On Friday we reported that for the first time in history, Chinese and Russian navies will begin a significant joint naval exercise in The Mediterranean Sea in mid-May.

May 08 08:52

VA worker stole thousands, spent it on prostitutes, strippers

A former federal employee in Michigan has admitted to embezzling at least $150,000 from a Department of Veterans Affairs retail store and spending it all on an addiction to gambling, prostitutes and strippers, including lap dances from a stripper named “Ashley,” according to a criminal complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

May 08 08:37

Syrian Army Ambushes Large Islamist Contingent in As-Sweida; Israeli Weapons Confiscated

On Thursday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) – laid a powerful ambush on a large Islamist rebel contingent traveling through the hills of Al-Khalidiyah in the As-Sweida Governorate.

The militants from the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and their allies from “Liwaa Al-Yarmouk” and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were traveling through Al-Khalidiyah in order to transport a multitude of Israeli and American manufactured weapons to their fighters entrenched in the northern countryside of As-Sweida.

May 08 08:15

German arms maker Heckler & Koch 'illegally exported' rifles to Mexico

According to reports published by the German daily "Süddeutsche Zeitung" and broadcaster NDR on Friday, the arms company delivered a total of 9,472 G36 assault rifles to Mexico between 2003 and 2011. The company has been suspected of illegally supplying arms to crisis regions on several occasions.

May 08 08:13

A warning from the generals of the former GDR: "Haven’t the recent US/NATO wars brought enough grief ?"

In the years of the Cold War, in which we lived through long stretches of confrontation and militarization right up to the edge of open conflict, we employed our military expertise for the maintenance of peace and the protection of our socialist German Democratic Republic. The National People’s Army was not involved for a single day in armed conflict, and in the events of 1989-90 it played a leading role in seeing to it that no arms came into use. Peace was always the number one maxim of our dealings. And that is why we firmly oppose using the military factor as an instrument of policy. Experience makes clear that the burning questions of our time are not to be solved by military means.

May 08 07:50

More Neocon-Zionist Theater in Texas

Gellar’s ‘Draw the Prophet’ charade was the perfect bait for any would-be radical trying to make a name for himself, yet they allowed the provocation to proceed under the pretext of ‘upholding the first amendment.’

As the Garland police spokesman confessed, this had all been pre-planned months beforehand. Only the very naïve or hopelessly deluded will put any faith in the FBI’s lame-duck denials that they deliberately allow attacks of these sorts to take place, or organize them directly by way of informants, such as the one linked to Simpson.

May 07 19:35

New F-22s Are Already in a Museum!

Two of the U.S. Air Force's premier current fighters flew into Boeing Field on Thursday.

The lockheed F-22 Raptor planes landed around noon, for an upcoming rare public showing at The Museum of Flight.

May 07 17:49

The Pentagon Is Officially Training the ‘Moderate Syrian Rebels’ — Whoever They Are — to Fight ISIS

As I’ve previously reported, it is on record that the U.S. has trained and funded ISIS and without the U.S. government, ISIS would not be the threat we are told it has become.

Now our government is going to train and arm more people to fight the people the government armed and trained.

May 07 14:58

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the Long Quest for Justice

San Francisco attorney Inder Comar didn’t initially strike me as a human rights crusader working to bring accountability to arguably the most powerful political office in the world. Maybe it was the setting.

May 07 13:17

Senate passes bill giving Congress right to weigh in Iran nuke deal

With a 98-1 vote, the US Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would give Congress review rights over the White House’s Iran nuclear deal. The bill is expected to pass in the House, and has president Obama’s support.

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Obama is "supporting" the bill only because he doesn't want an overturned veto on his resume!

May 07 13:06

Turkey Officials Confirm Pact With Saudi Arabia To Help Rebels Fighting Syria's Assad

Casting aside U.S. concerns about aiding extremist groups, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have converged on an aggressive new strategy to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad.

May 07 11:48

Turkey to send ground troops to Syria, opposition deputy claims

A senior official from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has told the media that the Turkish government is planning to send ground forces to Syria within two days, saying that the government's reckless policies would drag Turkey into an intractable conflict.

May 07 10:04

Google’s military robot army soon ready for Terminator assault on humanity

Google’s android “Terminator” army is nearly ready for its assault on the human race. With tech pioneer Elon Musk (and physicist Stephen Hawking) urgently warning that artificial intelligence (AI) could destroy humanity, Google seems intent on building the android Terminator hardware that AI systems will inhabit. The result, warn an increasing number of experts, could spell the end of humanity and a literal “rise of the robots” as often depicted in sci-fi.

May 07 09:39

US Senate mulls bypassing Iraqi government in arming Kurdish militia

Two Republican presidential contenders are backing a Senate bill that would bypass Baghdad in arming Kurdish militias fighting the Islamic State.

Senators Joni Ernst (R-Ia) and Barbara Boxer (D-Ca) have submitted a bill giving the White House emergency authority to provide weapons and training directly to the Kurds, without going through the Iraqi government.

Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida are among the bill’s co-sponsors, reports The Hill. South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, rumored to be considering a presidential run, is a supporter as well.

May 07 09:29

WHY THE NEW WORLD ORDER WILL FAIL

When someone mentions “The New World Order,” it conjures up thoughts of conspiracy involving the Illuminati, the Freemasons, Skull and Bones, old privileged family wealth and royal lineage. Beneath that you think of the already bought and paid for world leaders and the secret agenda. And you might be right. When I think of the New World Order, I’m thinking of an idea. It’s an idea that’s as old as war itself. How many times must we keep hearing this same ideology? Every single empire from the beginning of man had this same dream. You know the one, the dream of controlling everything beneath the sky from horizon to horizon.

May 07 09:29

Lithuania Launches Provocative War Games Simulating Russian Attack

The latest in a series of provocative military exercises conducted by Baltic nations, Lithuania began a new drill on Wednesday. Modeled directly on the West’s imagined "invasion" of Crimea, the exercise is meant as a show of Vilnius flexing its muscles at Moscow, the Lithuanian president said.

May 07 09:26

Finland Sends Letters To Reservists

The Finnish military has begun sending letters to some 900,000 reservists amid increased tensions between the Nordic states and Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

May 07 09:00

Report: Pentagon workers used gov't credit cards for gambling, prostitutes

A federal audit has found that some employees at the Pentagon used government-issued credit cards to pay for things like gambling and prostitutes, a source close to the investigation reportedly said.

The audit, reported by Politico on Wednesday, was conducted by the Pentagon's inspector general and found that a number of defense employees used the cards for such activities.

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May 07 06:30

Military site’s forecast for 2025: Economic collapse will lead to massive 78% depopulation in America

According to Deagel, the real concern is the adverse effects on our population, which is currently just under 319 million. If the forecast, which does not include the possibility of war or widespread pandemic in its analysis, is accurate then America may experience an event so massive that some 78% of our population would be wiped out, leaving just 68 million people living on American soil by 2025.

May 07 05:35

CIA 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED' IN AFGHANISTAN: AFGHAN POPPY FARMERS SAY NEW SEEDS WILL BOOST OPIUM OUTPUT

It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin. The plants grow bigger, faster, use less water than seeds they've used before, and give up to double the amount of opium, they say.

May 06 14:40

“Drone President” Obama should be remembered for his remote killings – Andrew Cockburn

Drones should be in the first paragraph of President Barack Obama’s obituary, according to journalist Andrew Cockburn, and he should be remembered for his deadly remote killing program. Speaking to Larry King, the author of the new book “Kill Chain” dove into the details of the US’ infamous ‘targeted killings’ program, which has greatly expanded under “Drone President” Obama.

May 06 14:16

Big and small, near and far… the drones are coming

Near and far… the proliferation of drones is coming. With the Federal Aviation Administration facing pressure from corporate interests and drone manufacturers to make room in the skies over the United States, the push for industry-friendly regulations is now in full gear.

May 06 14:08

This is why they are militarizing: “The world will become Baltimore when people realize they cannot acquire basic resources”

No matter the negative economic news or weak corporate earnings, stock markets continue to reach news highs and mainstream media pundits tow the party line.

May 06 12:07

PENTAGON UNDERREPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULTS BY NOT COUNTING ATTACKS ON CIVILIAN WOMEN AND NON-MILITARY SPOUSES

A U.S. Senator has accused the Pentagon of covering up some sexual assaults by underreporting cases involving civilian women living near bases and the non-military spouses of service members. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), a frequent critic of the military’s failure to adequately report and punish those who commit sexual assault, has issued a report that concluded theDepartment of Defense’s annual totals for these cases have been seriously underreported by leaving out civilian spouses of military personnel and those who live near military bases.

May 06 12:05

NATO’s ‘Largest Ever’ Sub Wargames Add to Tensions With Russia

While griping about tensions with Russia, NATO is once again dramatically ratcheting up the sense of unease along the Russian frontier, with what they are calling their “largest ever” submarine wargames just off Russian waters.

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When you start playing around with weapons on someone's borders, tensions with that nation are going to go up!

May 06 11:43

Senate Sets Test Vote on Iran Sanctions Bill

As expected, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) has cut off debate on the compromise bill aimed at giving Congress the power to veto a P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran.

Sen. McConnell’s move cuts off debate on further amendments to the bill, which have predominantly aimed to add more onerous restrictions to a nuclear deal that would almost certainly kill the talks outright.

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Congress does not have any authority over the United Nations Security Council, which is the "P5" in "P5+1." Odd how a Congress totally uninterested in oversight when the White House wants to start a war suddenly demands they be heard when the White House wants to work towards peace! But I digress.

Congress, in inserting itself into a foreign policy issue, is in violation of the Logan Act. All they can do is order Obama not to agree to the P5+1 at which point the other nations will just move forward with their own agreement to end the sanctions, and the US will be the one who is economically isolated.

May 06 11:38

Australian sports commentator fired for anti-war tweets

Australia’s SBS channel sacked one of its top football commentators, Scott McIntyre, for a series of tweets on Anzac Day doubting the wisdom of glorifying Aussie troops in any theater of war.

McIntyre was one of SBS’s leading football commentators, covering two FIFA World Cups and four Asian Cups. He has over 30,000 followers on Twitter.

May 06 09:52

Chaos – not Victory – is Empire’s Name of the Game

“Once again a country “liberated” by the West is sinking deeper and deeper into chaos.”

This could be anyone of the countries in conflict, where Washington and its Western and Middle Eastern stooges sow war – eternal chaos, misery, death – and submission.

This is precisely the point: The Washington / NATO strategy is not to ‘win’ a war or conflict, but to create ongoing – endless chaos. That’s the way (i) to control people, nations and their resources; (ii) to assure the west is in continuous need for military – troops and equipment – remember more than 50% of the US GDP depends on the military industrial complex, related industries and services; and (iii) finally, a country in disarray or chaos, is broke and needs money – money with hardship conditions, ‘austerity’ money from the notorious IMF, World Bank and other associated nefarious ‘development institutions’ and money lenders; money that equals enslavement, especially with corrupt leaders that do not care for their people.

May 06 09:47

‘The Fraud of War': US Military’s Black Market Fuel Racket in Afghanistan

“According to a recent report from the BBC this week, some owners of oil tankers being used to supply fuel to NATO Forces in Afghanistan believe that some of the attacks on their convoys are suspicious. Yes, you heard that right. Contractors have been caught red-handed attacking their own vehicles whilst traveling from Pakistan to Afghanistan.

The report explains, “Evidence suggests that bombs have been planted in the tankers by the “NATO contractors” – individuals or companies who have been contracted by NATO to supply fuel and goods to forces in Afghanistan.”

“Dost Mohammad, an oil tanker owner from Nowshera district, stated that a NATO contractor had recently been caught trying to plant a bomb in an oil tanker. He added that the contractor had apparently sold off the fuel before staging a bombing of the vehicle. “Only 2,000 litres from the original 50,000 litres had been left in the tanker to cover up the crime,” he said.

May 06 09:32

Senators Call for Massive Probe of 56 VA Centers Over Mismanagement

Troubled by delays in handling of veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking a wide-scale independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications.

A report being released Wednesday by nine senators acknowledged recent efforts by the VA to reduce disability and pensions claims backlogs but said it wasn't enough. Pointing to the VA's worst performers such as the Philadelphia regional office, they were announcing legislation that would require the Government Accountability Office to investigate all 56 regional offices for problems.

May 06 08:20

U.S. military personnel have been convicted of $50 million worth of crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

Large cash transactions, loose military oversight, and deeply corrupted local cultures have lured more than a hundred service members to steal, rig contracts, and take bribes

May 06 07:51

Largest Known U.S. Vietnam War Atrocity

“The indiscriminate killing of South Vietnamese noncombatants — the endless slaughter that wiped out civilians day after day, month after month, year after year throughout the Vietnam War — was neither accidental nor unforeseeable.”

May 06 07:14

Urban military martial law

The mass propaganda media does not waste a moment to ratchet up the tension and fear that torching neighborhoods will come to a community in your area. If people were able to apply critical thinking, they would realize that local incidents are being managed to increase and spread discontent nationwide. That asphalt jungle is paved with assault vehicles moving into place before your own eyes. The purpose is to manage disorder with the imposition of military tactics. As urban fires burn, advocates of an authoritarian police state implement their master plan for the final destruction of America.

May 05 22:56

The media misses the point on ‘proxy war’

The term “proxy war” has experienced a new popularity in stories on the Middle East. Various news sources began using the term to describe the conflict in Yemen immediately, as if on cue, after Saudi Arabia launched its bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen on 25 March. “The Yemen Conflict Devolves into Proxy War,” The Wall Street Journal headlined the following day. “Who’s fighting whom in Yemen’s proxy war?” a blogger for Reuters asked on 27 March.

May 05 16:39

The Fraud of War

U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau sat at the center of a complex trucking network in Forward Operating Base Fenty near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border that distributed daily tens of thousands of gallons of what troops called “liquid gold”: the refined petroleum that fueled the international coalition’s vehicles, planes, and generators.

May 05 13:52

BREAKING THE SILENCE: IDF ARMY VETS ADMIT TO DELIBERATELY TARGETING CIVILIANS

Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s aggression on Gaza, saying it led to “immense and unprecedented harm to the civilian population and infrastructures in the Gaza Strip,” Monday reported the Israeli daily Haaretz.
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May 05 13:43

Witnesses Confirm First Saudi Ground Troops Arrive in Yemen

Weeks of Saudi airstrikes against Yemeni cities have extended into the first deployment of ground troops over the weekend, with witnesses confirming Saudi special forces on the ground in Aden, backed by helicopter gunships.

Saudi officials had denied yesterday that there was any “major” operation ongoing, but had declined to discuss exactly what was happening in Aden, a city seen as extremely important to their war effort.

May 05 11:45

Neoconservatives waging ‘war of deception’ against Americans: US Scholar

The pro-Israel neoconservatives in the United States are determined to continue their “war of deception” against Muslim nations and the American people, a scholar and journalist in Wisconsin says.”

May 05 11:30

NATO & ALLIES STAGE THOUSANDS-STRONG DRILLS ACROSS EUROPE

Three sets of military exercises kicked off in Europe on Monday, involving thousands of servicemen from a variety of NATO nations and their allies, amid a wave of similar action across the area.

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Without American and/or NATO boots on the ground here, actively involved in combat, there is no way the Ukrainian military can take back the breakaway provinces.

One has to wonder if this is just want these exercises are ultimately engineered toward doing just that; and at that point, Putin will have no choice other than reluctantly order military action.

We might well expect to see a "false flag" in Ukraine soon, to be blamed on Russia as the pretext for staging NATO and US military in Ukraine to fight Russia.

Such an attack would be an absolute fool's errand, and in light of the reality that the US doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to win a conventional war against Russia, the prospects for a military victory are bleak in the extreme, even with NATO's assistance.

I would like to remind our readers that a bill still lingers, in the House Armed Service Committee, two years after its being submitted by Charlie Rangel, to reinstate the draft, and include our young women, as well as our young men.

May 05 11:10

The Government Declared War On The Largest Drug Cartels In Mexico

Mexico has pronounced a hard and fast hostile against the moderately new medication cartel which gave down an armed force helicopter amid a weekend of facilitated assaults over the western condition of Jalisco which provoked new concerns over the most recent heightening of the nation's medication wars.

May 05 10:42

Gaza? No. Kobani – Syria, after the US finished with it.

At first glance, you might think this is Gaza. But it’s actually the northern town of Kobani, in Syria, that is after US forces were done with it. It certainly mimics the modus operandi of israeli forces in Gaza.

May 05 10:14

Kathy Kelly: Fog of War Is Not the Problem

During each of fourteen trips to Afghanistan, since 2010, Kathy Kelly, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She is just out of prison for having protested drone murders at Whiteman Airforce Base in Missouri. Kelly discusses the state of peace and war.

May 05 10:10

Frightening Future of War: “Inescapable Smart Bullets, Biometric Data and Armed Drones with Facial Recognition”

If all goes to plan, DARPA will make the US government all but unstoppable.

“True to DARPA’s mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target,” said DARPA’s program manager Jerome Dunn.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 05 07:45

US-Dominated NATO Readying for War on Russia?

Mounting evidence should scare everyone - especially with neocon lunatics in Washington driving policymaking.

They deplore peace. They demand endless wars against all nations not subservient to America's will - puppet vassal states serving US interests, letting their resources be plundered for profit.

Russia and China are prime targets - the only nations able to challenge America militarily, economically, and/or politically.

Washington pressuring Japan and other Asian nations against China shows what Beijing faces. So does America's planned increased regional military presence.

Growing numbers of US combat troops close to Russia's borders reflect confrontation waiting to happen - between the world's preeminent nuclear states risks the unthinkable.

May 05 07:28

Red Dawn Invasion Has Begun! They Are Here Now And It Is About To Get Worse!

When one thinks of the term "Red Dawn" the first thing that comes to mind is America being invaded by the Russians, or the Chinese, as seen in the movies, and while there are examples of the Chinese buying up massive amounts of real estate in the US and stories of Russian soldiers in America awaiting activation notices, there is an invasion that has already commenced and Americans are already being targeted, the latest example in Texas, with the terror groups ISIS already claiming responsibility for an attack on the "Draw Muhammed" art contest near Dallas.

May 04 16:18

FLASHBACK 2013 - Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling licence To Dick Cheney-Linked Company

Israel has granted a U.S. company the first licence to explore for oil and gas in the occupied Golan Heights, John Reed of the Financial Times reports.

A local subsidiary of the New York-listed company Genie Energy — which is advised by former vice president Dick Cheney and whose shareholders include Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch — will now have exclusive rights to a 153-square mile radius in the southern part of the Golan Heights.

May 04 15:38

Who Counts? Body Counts, Drones, and “Collateral Damage” (aka “Bug Splat”)

In the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare, one question with two aspects reigns supreme: Who counts?

In Washington, the answers are the same: We don’t count and they don’t count.

May 04 14:32

Egypt sends Special Forces to Mandeb Strait, Red Sea, Gulf for more 3 months

Egypt’s National Defense Council (NDC) ordered Sunday evening to continue sending Egyptian Special Task Forces to “secure the Bab al- Mandeb Strait, Red Sea and the Gulf region for more three months,” stated presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef.

The NDC includes President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and the Ministers of Defense, Interior, and Finance, and other top military generals.

May 04 14:30

Norway Starts NATO 'Dynamic Mongoose' Sub-Hunt Exercise

Military forces from ten NATO member countries and Sweden are taking part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off Norway’s coast.

May 04 14:19

VA Stabs Vets in the Back and Robs Them of this Constitutional Right

It appears the FBI and the VA have teamed up with one another to keep guns out of the hands of “incompetent” vets.

Under the guise of financial regulations, the two organizations have worked together to make sure vets who are having trouble managing their benefits are relieve of their weapons.

Though many of them have put their lives on the line for their country, they are now being prevented from owning weapons making them incapable of defending themselves.

What has the world come to?

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