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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 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 25 10:32

Failed Coup Raises Concerns About US Tactical Nukes in Turkey

In the early hours of this month’s failed military coup in Turkey, the power was cut to the Incirlik Air Base, a base which houses not just a significant number of US troops and planes, but underground vaults which hold dozens of American B61 tactical nuclear bombs.

The low-yield nuclear weapons were designed in the 1960s, and only about 200 remain in service at this point, mostly deployed around Europe as a throwback to the Cold War era. That’s included a substantial deployment to NATO member Turkey.

But given Turkey’s long history of military coups and growing instability along its borders, there is increasing concern about stashing nuclear weapons in what amounts to the basement of an air force base there. Retired Air Force Gen. Eugene Habiger is among the critics.

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Were I a betting woman, I would be willing to bet that NATO never gets these bombs back from Erdogan, short of an invasion of the country, which would be spectacularly unwise.

The question remains about what in the world NATO can do to derive the best possible outcome for continuing its relationship with a Turkey whose leadership is now purging teachers, and torturing political prisoners.

Because of the geostrategic importance of Turkey, I am sure that NATO doesn't want to leave Turkey completely; however, if Erdogan believes, for a second, that NATO was complicit in the coup attempt, NATO may not have any choice BUT to leave Turkey, with Turkey doing a pivot to both Russia and more Middle Eastern countries with militaries which are reasonably well-armed.

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.

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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 23 09:29

Naked man runs rings around three policemen through Italian town square while shouting 'praise to Allah'

Give me your tired,your poor and your buck naked crazies yearning to eat pasta!

A naked man shouting out 'praise to Allah' was filmed in a public square running rings around three police officers who struggle to catch him.
The 22-year-old man from Tunisia, who has not been named, was seen running in the nude around the Pratto della Valle Square in the city of Padua in the northern Veneto region of Italy.
He was spotted by a passing police patrol and amused onlookers watched as a game of cat and mouse unfolded.

Jul 23 07:01

How Secure are America's Nuclear Weapons in Europe?

After the recent military coup attempt in Turkey, multiple organizations have raised appropriate concerns about the 50 U.S. nuclear bombs stored at a Turkish Air Base less than 70 miles away from the Syrian border. And while this new interest is warranted, the security vulnerabilities of the 131 American B61 nuclear bombs currently deployed at military bases in Belgium, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands have been a growing concern for almost a decade.

These nuclear bombs are relics of Cold War perceptions of reassurance, and are now more of a liability than a legitimate international security strategy. Given how uncertain the security situation is in Europe, particularly in Belgium and Turkey, it’s time to consider just how useful, or not, these weapons actually are.

Jul 20 11:25

Preparing For War: Russian Citizens Stocking up on Essential Supplies

Russian citizens across the country are stocking up on essential supplies like salt, matches and buckwheat in preparation for war, according to an expert who recently visited the region.

Jill Dougherty, who served as CNN’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent for three decades, reveals how Russians are paranoid about a major imminent conflict in an article for the Wilson Center.

After explaining how a taxi driver in Moscow asked her, “When are we going to war?”, Dougherty relates how she traveled from “the Baltic region, to Georgia, and to Russia” and that “talk of war is everywhere”.

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THIS ... IS ... A ... BAD ... IDEA!

Jul 20 10:49

The Cairo Declaration

“The several military missions have agreed upon future military operations against Japan. They covet no gain for themselves and have no thought of territorial expectation. It is their purpose that Japan shall be stripped of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of the first World War in 1914, and that all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese, such as Manchuria, Formosa, and the Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed. The aforesaid three great powers, mindful of the enslavement of the people of Korea, are determined that in due course Korea shall become free and independent.”

Jul 20 07:33

An anniversary to remember: The world's only air-to-air nuke was fired on 19 July, 1957

The date was 19 July, the year was 1957 and America was worried that the Soviet Union could amass too many bomber squadrons to be stopped.

That's why it ran its one-and-only test of one of the oddest ideas to emerge in the Cold War: a nuclear-armed air-to-air missile?

The resulting armament, the AIR-2 Genie, was made by Douglas. Powered by a Thiokol SR49-TC-1 solid-fuel rocket, the nuke it carried had a mere 1.5 kiloton yield – but with a fatal blast radius of 300 metres, its makers believed it would seriously disrupt any bomber squadron against which it was deployed.

Jul 19 13:29

"Bulava" to retire: New Russian submarines will have a new beast of rockets

Apparently, the word of ballistic missile submarines that will carry. It should be replaced by a solid fuel missile R-30 Bulava, which is a basic modern Russian strategic missile submarine class 955 Borey.

Sama Bulava (Mace) not long ago introduced in the armament - 2013. Why then commenced work on a new intercontinental ballistic missile?

Construction of a missile R-30 Bulava started in 1998 in the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering (MIT), who had never dealt with making missiles for submarines. For some, not most logical reason, the project was allocated MIT, and not the State Rocket Center who had experience with making missiles for submarines solid fuel R-39, as well as liquid fuel R-29RM (in different versions - including the latest R-29RMU2.1 Lajner).

Jul 19 10:34

British PM Willing to Nuke Hundreds of Thousands; Parliament Approves Funding

In one of the first high profile parliamentary debates since she took over the premiership last week, British PM Theresa May today insisted she would have no hesitation in ordering nuclear strikes abroad that would kill hundreds of thousands of civilians.

The somewhat blunt, somewhat genocidal answer appears to have been the right one for the crowd, as it wasn’t long thereafter that parliament agreed to spend upward of $40 billion modernizing their nuclear weapons arsenal. Many analysts have suggested that the $40 billion is a gross underestimate, and the nukes will end up costing far more.

The question about massacring civilians with a nuclear strike is a common one during such debates, and historically one prime ministers dodge. Former Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe said he believed it was a question no prime minister would ever directly answer.

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WOW, that didn't take long!!

May's wardrobe advisor might want to consider clothing her in shades of "genocidal red"; that would really be appropriate right now!

Jul 19 10:19

An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised As Technological Advance

Think of it as the Trojan Drone, the ultimate techno-weapon of American warfare in these years, a single remotely operated plane sent to take out a single key figure. It’s a shiny video game for grown ups — a Mortal Kombat or Call of Duty where the animated enemies bleed real blood. Just like the giant wooden horse the Greeks convinced the Trojans to bring inside their gates, however, the drone carries something deadly in its belly: a new and illegal military strategy disguised as an impressive piece of technology.

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Unfortunately, it is only a question of time regarding how long it will be that we see this technology being used here in the US, unless there is a massive, peaceful move on the part of all Americans to prevent it.

And please, don't think, "Wow, that can't happen here!"; because the precedent has already been set for extrajudicial assassinations right here at home, and in a circumstance many Americans might have applauded.

Micah Johnson, who shot and killed police in Dallas last week, was taken down with a robot, armed with a bomb.

This is the first time in police history in this country that this has happened; but I can nearly guarantee you, it will not be the last.

Jul 18 11:37

John Kerry Threatens Turkey With NATO Expulsion

While the experts debate if Turkey's flash coup was staged or merely grossly incompetent, a rather theatrical fallout is taking place between Turkey and the US.

Recall that on Saturday, as part of its populist campaign to blame the coup on the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Turkey accused the US of being "behind the military coup", to which John Kerry promptly responded that such allegations are "utterly false" and harmful to relations. Kerry also said that authorities should respect the rule of law during their probe of the coup. Kerry also noted that there would be no prompt deportation of Gulen (something which is also in Erdogan's favor), when he said that "we fully anticipate that there will be questions raised about Gulen, and obviously we invite the government of Turkey ... to present us with any legitimate evidence that withstands scrutiny and the United States will accept that and look at it and make judgments appropriately," he said.

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Memo to Secretary of State Kerry: this move may well backfire, spectacularly, sir. Perhaps it would be better to have been patient, and see how things unfold, before having made this threat.

Erdogan will not take kindly to this.

At this moment, it appears that Erdogan actually holds most of the cards, including the base in Incirlik, the troops, and the US's nuclear weapons.

Jul 18 11:25

Turkish Prosecutors Raid Incirlik Airbase Housing US Warplanes And 50 Nuclear Bombs

The saga surrounding the Turkish Incirlik air base, which is not only the headquarters to the US 39th Air Base Wing but also vaults over 50 B61 nuclear bombs, and is critical to all US missions not only against ISIS but the entire middle east continues. Moments ago, Turkey's state-run news agency says seven prosecutors, charged with investigating a foiled coup, have entered the Incirlik Air Base.

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However this winds up, and no matter whoever ultimately devised this horrifically planned and wretchedly executed coup, this will not go well for the US government.

And the question which must be asked is, what, reasonably, and logically, does the US government do now?!?

Oh, forgive me, I forgot: the US government is not capable of either reason, or logic. So what we can expect will be something....horrific from it, in response to Edrogan's move of having prosecutors scour the facility.

Jul 18 10:41

Obama Calls for Peace and Comity at Home, But Favors Wars and Killer Drones Abroad

The president continued:

“My fellow Americans, only we can prove, through words and through deeds, that we will not be divided. And we’re going to have to keep on doing it “again and again and again.” That’s how this country gets united. That’s how we bring people of good will together. Only we can prove that we have the grace and the character and the common humanity to end this kind of senseless violence, to reduce fear and mistrust within the American family, to set an example for our children.”

It was a moving call to bring this violence-plagued feuding country together -- people respecting the police, and police respecting the people, black, brown, red, yellow and white.

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The dubious distinction of having become the world's "Assassination Nation" has, unfortunately, come home to roost in this country.

Jul 18 10:25

Thousands take to streets as Scotland voices its opposition to "ghastly" Trident weapons

IN what was thought to be the biggest national peace demonstration north of the Border since the last Iraq war, more than 10,000 Scots have taken part in anti-Trident protests ahead of tomorrow's Commons vote on renewing the nuclear weapons system.

Anti-Trident protests were held yesterday (Sat) in 36 Scottish cities, towns and villages, with locations including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Dumfries and Largs, which were all organised within days of it being announced the Westminster vote would take place.

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Good on the Scots!!

Jul 18 10:07

Mike Flynn: ‘Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit’

Americans fed up with the bullshit they've been fed for many years. They want the truth.

Flynn: This is where I think the world has misread Donald Trump. He has no intention to step away without examining all relationships that we have. His intent is to relook at the way we are organized globally, where the US is sort of expected to be a global leader, but relook at these alliances and these charters that we are under to make sure that they are still viable for the 21st century. It doesn’t mean that President Trump comes into office and NATO goes away. But I would say that NATO as a political alliance does need to be relooked at in terms of everything — resourcing, capabilities.

Jul 18 10:07

How Extrajudicial Executions Became ‘War’ Policy in Washington

In the years in which the U.S. has up-armored globally, the country has also seen an arms race developing on the domestic front. As vets have returned from their Iraq and Afghan tours of duty, striking numbers of them have gone into police work at a time when American weaponry, vehicles, and military equipment – including, for instance, MRAPs (mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles) – have poured off America’s distant battlefields and, via the Pentagon, into police departments nationwide. And while the police were militarizing, gun companies have been marketing battlefield-style assault rifles to Americans by the millions, at the very moment when it has become ever more possible for citizens to carry weapons of every sort in a concealed or open fashion in public.

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It is most unfortunate, but here is the reality; in the 21st century, both at home and abroad, the United States of America has become the "Assassination Nation".

I have been very concerned that the extrajudicial assassinations, which have been on the forefront of standard US military tactics abroad, would finally come home to roost; and now, they have, in a circumstance that many Americans applauded, in the case of Micah Johnson. He was the "perfect candidate" for the use of such a weapon, to make it acceptable for use against Americans, with utterly no due pocess.

But we are on a very slippery slope here, folks; how long do you imagine it will take for people, simply protesting peacefully, in this country, to get "droned" out of existence, with a double tap, extrajudicial execution?!?

The short answer here is, not very.

Jul 18 09:53

THE H-BOMBS IN TURKEY

Among the many questions still unanswered following Friday’s coup attempt in Turkey is one that has national-security implications for the United States and for the rest of the world: How secure are the American hydrogen bombs stored at a Turkish airbase?

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How Erdogan is looking to use the base as a bargaining chip is still unclear; but given the above scenario, the possibility for abuse of these weapons, potentially against even his own people, is more than terrifying.

Jul 16 20:13

Turkey is a Stupid Place for US to Store Nuclear Weapons

An aside note: It's the things we don't know that frighten me the most. I discovered some relatively unknown history about Turkish involvement with U.S. nuclear weapons while reading former Secret Service officer, Gary Byrne's, Clinton tell-all. Talking about his Air Force days as he establishes his his own credibility and character early in the book, Byrne writes:

"Arriving at Murtad, I learned that AFSP there had caught rogue Turkish officers trying to push an American F-104 Starfighter with a loaded nuke onto the flight line so they could steal a nuke and bomb Greece. Many Turks bitter about the Greco-Turkish War of 1919– 22 wanted a flash point to ignite a new war. I believe this was secretly why JFK took the nukes out of Turkey in 1962. Turks simply hate Greeks. We joked to each other, “Hey, if you’re not careful, I’ll tell the Turks you’re Greek!”"

Jul 16 18:58

Turkey Suspends All US Operations Against ISIS At Incirlik Airbase, Which Vaults B61 Nuclear Bombs

“Arriving at Murtad, I learned that AFSP there had caught rogue Turkish officers trying to push an American F-104 Starfighter with a loaded nuke onto the flight line so they could steal a nuke and bomb Greece. Many Turks bitter about the Greco-Turkish War of 1919– 22 wanted a flash point to ignite a new war. I believe this was secretly why JFK took the nukes out of Turkey in 1962. Turks simply hate Greeks. We joked to each other, “Hey, if you’re not careful, I’ll tell the Turks you’re Greek!””

(Byrne, Gary J.. Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate (p. 9). Center Street. Kindle Edition.)

Jul 16 08:30

THE PROBLEM WITH MIKE PENCE: HE’S A FREE TRADE GLOBALIST

Trump is either a phony or he just set himself up. Ala JFK AND LBJ!

And a war on terror neocon

Although unconfirmed by the Trump campaign, it is being reported that the candidate has chosen Indian Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
If true, this will be problematic for Donald Trump and his criticism of globalist trade and the neocon wars.

Jul 15 09:48

The Most Important US Air Force Base You’ve Never Heard Of

Known as “Little America” in this mainly rural corner of Germany, the area now includes 57,000 US citizens clustered around Ramstein and a dozen smaller bases. The Defense Department calls it “the largest American community outside of the United States.” Ramstein serves as the biggest Air Force cargo port beyond US borders, providing “full spectrum airfield operations” along with “world-class airlift and expeditionary combat support.” The base also touts “superior” services and “exceptional quality of life.” To look at Ramstein and environs is to peer into a faraway mirror for the United States; what’s inside the frame is normality for endless war.

Jul 14 06:59

Extended Blackouts: Power Grid Completely Vulnerable to Sabotage: “America Could Go Dark”

The 21st Century is run off of electricity, and in the United States, that electric grid is woefully out of date – and that has left the country quite vulnerable.

The U.S. electric system is in danger of widespread blackouts lasting days, weeks or longer through the destruction of sensitive, hard-to-replace equipment.

“Virtually any region would suffer major, extended blackouts if more than three key substations were destroyed.”

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Jul 14 06:06

U.S. missile defense system is 'simply unable to protect the public,' report says

The system designed to defend American cities and towns against a nuclear attack by North Korea is “simply unable to protect the U.S. public” and will remain ineffective unless Congress exerts rigorous oversight, according to a new report.

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Jul 13 10:06

U.S. Arms Sales Approvals Set To Reach Nearly $40 billion

The U.S. government is on track to approve nearly $40 billion in foreign military sales in the 2016 fiscal year that ends October 1, down from $46.6 billion last year, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday.

“We’re tracking toward $40 billion. We’re tracking toward our forecast,” U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, who heads the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, told Reuters at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Rixey said the total could still fluctuate, depending on what happened in the fourth quarter.

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union should not affect its relationship with the United States, or potential future arms sale, Rixey said, citing two large UK arms purchases of Boeing Co equipment announced on Monday.

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Our military hardware is one of the few things foreign governments want to buy these day.

Jul 11 20:39

NATO LOSES COUNTENANCE

F. William Engdahl
The NATO summit in Warsaw is a part of the nuclear “chicken game”. Washington and the NATO Generals are trying to provoke Russia into an escalation of tensions, because certain circles in the US are becoming desperate over their diminishing power over the world. And they are really losing it. They see a military escalation as the only thing to save their control.

Jul 11 17:10

“This Is The Disaster Everyone Will Wish They Prepared For”: SoCal Megaquake Threatens 20 Million

Experts in business and policy have conducted a survey of the potential damage that could be expected after what scientists now say is an inevitable mega-earthquake along the San Andreas fault. It exposed many deep flaws in the system, and forecast a disaster of epic proportions for of Southern California.

It could easily become every prepper's worst nightmare – an event big enough to test the shaky resolve of the entire population as they face being cut off from food, water and electricity....

Read more at SHTF

Jul 11 11:33

Gorbachev: 'The Next War Will Be the Last'

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev declared in an interview with radio station Echo Moskvy that if the crisis escalates to another war, this war will be the last.

This picture shows the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, on July 7, 2016, the venue of the upcoming NATO summit
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NATO Not to Cooperate With Moscow in Usual Format Until Minsk Obligations Fulfilled - Obama
NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland while increasing air and sea patrols to demonstrate readiness to defend eastern members against the alleged ‘Russian aggression.'
Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly said after the summit that the decisions made at NATO summit in Warsaw should be regarded as a preparation for a hot war with Russia.

On Saturday, Gorbachev told Echo Moskvy in an interview that he sticks to what he had said earlier and that he considers NATO decisions short-sighted and dangerous.

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This man is not only an adept student of history; during his time as President of the Soviet Union, he was also a very powerful creator of history as well.

And remember; if President Obama declares martial law as a result of these riots in the US, if they escalate, he may stay in office during a "transitional period", and this will give him both time, and carte blanche to work with NATO in declaring war against Russia, with both no Congressional or popular support on launching such a war.

And if Russia gives Obama no military cause to create war, NATO and the west will just create a false flag incident to be blamed on Russia to start the war.

Unfortunately, just because a move would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the American government can do is absolutely no guarantee that it will not be done.

And a war against Russia would be one of the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could possibly, in either the long or short term.

The US military doesn't have the troops strength, the weaponry, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against either Russia and/or China, and if they don't understand this, we are all headed for a great amount of hurt.

Jul 11 07:09

“The Doomsday Forum”: Senior Military, Nuclear Weapons Officials Convene… America’s “$1 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Plan”. Take out Russia, Iran and North Korea?

On June 21, 250 top military brass, military planners, corporate military-industrial ”defense” contractors, top officials and scientists from the nuclear weapons laboratories as well as prominent academics gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico to discuss, debate and promote the Pentagon’s One Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons program.

Russia is allegedly “threatening the Western World”. The objective is to develop the pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons (i.e. nuclear war as a means of self-defense).

The event organized by “The Strategic Deterrent Coalition” (a non profit organization) was funded by Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Orbital ATK, BAE Systems among other generous donors.

Jul 10 21:35

US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own inquiry to avoid repeating mistakes

UK’s investigation into Iraq invasion is ‘example of what we could do with political courage’, says codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War.

Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veterans and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation.

The UK’s Chilcot inquiry was released on Wednesday, and while it is no secret in the US that the invasion was a failure, nothing so damning as the 2.6m-word British inquiry has been released by an independent US government body.

Jul 09 08:14

NATO to deploy up to 4,000 troops to boost eastern flank against Russia

NATO leaders have agreed to deploy thousands of troops in Poland and the Baltic states in a bid to strengthen the 28-nation alliance’s eastern borders in Europe against Russia.

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Attention people of Europe. The US and NATO are going to start a war in which your children will be killed and crippled, in which the front lines will be your front lawns. This is not theoretical! They are really going to do it because they have wrecked the world and blowing it all up is the only way they can think of to hide their guilt!

Jul 09 08:13

NATO missile defense goes live in Europe, isolating Russia not the goal – Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance’s ballistic missile defense system in Europe is now operational. The system includes warships, long-range missile defense interceptors and radars placed across the territory controlled by the allied forces.

“Today we have decided to declare initial operational capability of the NATO ballistic missile defense system. This means that the US ships based in Spain, the radar in Turkey and the interceptor site in Romania are now able to work together under NATO command and NATO control," he explained.

Stoltenberg added that the shield is “entirely defensive" and "represents no threat to Russia's strategic nuclear deterrent.”

Jul 08 11:23

Putin LOSES IT, Warns Journalists of War: 'I Don't Know How to Get Through to You People' (Video)

Putin railed against the journalists for their "tall tales" in blindly repeating lies and misinformation provided to them by the United States on its anti-ballistic missile systems being constructed in Eastern Europe. He pointed out that since the Iran nuclear deal, the claim the system is to protect against Iranian missiles has been exposed as a lie.

The journalists were informed that within a few years, Russia predicted the US would be able to extend the range of the system to 1000 km. At that point, Russia's nuclear potential, and thus the nuclear balance between the US and Russia, would be placed in jeopardy.

Putin completely lost patience with the journalists, berating them for lazily helping to accelerate a nuclear confrontation by repeating US propaganda. He virtually pleaded with the western media, for the sake of the world, to change their line:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Russian President Putin: the independent media (like this website) fully understand the danger of a potential war between Russia and the US and do not want to see that happen.

That is why, to the best of our abilities, we are working to get the truth out there.

I don't know if there is a "mirror" to this site in Russian, but certainly wish right now there were, even though I understand you speak a brilliant English.

And sir, in geopolitics, I consider you the ultimate "adult in the room", working to maintain peace, trade, and good relationships with other countries.

I surely wish that other countries (like the United States) were even trying to return the favor.

For a child with a hammer, everything appears to be a nail. And with the current thinking in DC, the "hammer" is our military capabilities, and we seem to be using that to acquire other countries' natural resources, to which we have absolutely no moral right or claim.

Please understand; no moral, or thinking, American wants a war with Russia; we want cooperation, scientific research, trade, and good relations.

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Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 07 07:55

1,400 US Mayors Just Slammed the White House for Risking Nuclear War With Russia

War games and nuclear policy perpetuated by the Obama administration are “fueling growing tensions” with Russia and putting the world at risk of a nuclear war, according to an official nonpartisan organization consisting of 1,407 mayors and other leaders of cities with 30,000 or more inhabitants.

In a unanimous decision at their 84th annual conference, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) passed a resolution condemning President Barack Obama’s decision to set the U.S. on track to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to “maintain and modernize its nuclear bombs and warheads, production facilities, delivery systems, and command and control.”

“The Obama administration has […] reduced the US nuclear stockpile less than any post-Cold War presidency,” the resolution, passed in Indianapolis on June 27, reads.

Jul 06 15:48

Putin isn't crazy! Hillary is!

I don't know if or when Putin will release those emails. How ever if I were him I would think this,"How do you blackmail an insane person drunk with power." You can't! Hillary is a loose cannon. She has gotten away with this email thing for now. Releasing more emails after she becomes president wont stop this looney. Putin I don't think can take that chance.

Jul 05 10:43

For Obama’s Secret Wars, the Record Suggests a Far Worse Reality

Targeted killings or assassinations beyond the battlefield remain a highly charged subject. Most controversial of all is the number of civilians killed in US covert and clandestine drone strikes since 2002.

When President Obama apologised for the accidental 2015 killing of US aid worker Warren Weinstein, he revealed that the US had kept the target building under surveillance for “hundreds of hours” – yet had never known there were civilians inside. Many of the women and children credibly reported killed by the CIA in Pakistan have died in similar circumstances – though few of their deaths have ever been conceded.

Then there have been the more shocking tactics employed by the CIA. There was the deliberate targeting of funerals and rescuers, again first revealed by the Bureau. And the widespread use of so-called signature strikes during the Obama years – the targeting of suspects based not on their known identities, but on their behavioural patterns.

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NO public US agency has the right to lie to either the American people or the world, in terms of the real scope and breadth of these numbers; and if the American people do not, peacefully, protest extrajudicial assassinations abroad out of existence, we may well see "justifications" for practicing the process at home right here in this country.

And one has to speculate; are the perpetual extrajudicial assassinations creating perpetual war from which the US government and military will never be able extricate themselves, and is this, possibly, the goal?!?

As reported at globalresearch.com today:

It was revealed by the Intercept through leaked US government documents that civilians may account for as much as 90% of all casualties from drone strikes. In its first article in a long series detailing America’s drone operations titled, “The Assassination Complex,” it reports: …documents detailing a special operations campaign in northeastern Afghanistan, Operation Haymaker, show that between January 2012 and February 2013, U.S. special operations airstrikes killed more than 200 people. Of those, only 35 were the intended targets. During one five-month period of the operation, according to the documents, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets. In Yemen and Somalia, where the U.S. has far more limited intelligence capabilities to confirm the people killed are the intended targets, the equivalent ratios may well be much worse. And upon viewing the leaked Operation Haymaker documents, it becomes clear that America’s drone operations in Afghanistan have admittedly very little tactical value in eliminating specific “terrorists,” and the actual “benefits” noted amid these operations is instead the perpetuation of terror, fear and sociopolitical division in targeted areas, including among civilian populations. Considering these noted “benefits,” high civilian casualty rates of up to 90% makes sense. If the goal is to simply instill fear, it doesn’t matter who dies, just as long as someone does. First Priority: Smashing Resistance, Not Stopping Terrorists It should be remembered that nations like Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan are home to fiercely independent networks of localized tribes. These tribes, particularly in Yemen or Afghanistan, refuse to recognize the authority of US-installed client governments and their existence not only undermines central government authority, they pose a direct threat to its continued existence. This helps explain another aspect of America’s drone operations that have left the general public occasionally outraged but mostly confused. That is, the propensity of drones striking weddings. In Western culture, weddings are generally a family affair with little to do with the actual community they take place in. In traditional cultures like Yemen and Afghanistan, weddings are a central community affair. Beyond just friends and family, everyone from the community participates, with various local religious, educational, political and even military leaders attending or even presiding over the event. It is difficult to believe that drone operators would target a wedding even if a specific, high value terrorist target was present, understanding the full scope of collateral damage that would occur. In fact, in a 2013 speech at the National Defense University, US President Barack Obama would explicitly claim: And before any strike is taken, there must be near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured — the highest standard we can set. Considering this, it is likely such operations, certain to incur civilian deaths, are instead approved of for the specific purpose of obliterating the very source of a targeted community’s strength and independence, leaving local people reeling, leaderless and at the mercy of the central government Washington has installed into power. In other words, the US is not necessarily “hunting terrorists,” it is eliminating resistance to the political order it is attempting to reach into targeted nations with.

This is your government, gone completely mad, acting in your name and with your tax dollars, and completely unaccountable to We the People.

Jul 05 08:58

CANADA TO SEND 1,000 TROOPS TO E. EUROPE TO BOOST NATO PRESENCE AT RUSSIA'S DOORSTEP

In last week’s speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian will adopt adequate measures to counter NATO's aggression. Putin also called for creation of an international security system open to all countries.

"Russia is ready to discuss this extremely important issue," he said, adding that such proposals have been so far left unanswered by Western countries.

At the upcoming Warsaw summit in July, NATO leaders are expected to green-light deployment of four battalions of up to 800 troops each to the Baltic States and Poland, along with intensifying the scale and pace of multinational military exercises. Recent live-fire drills, Anakonda 2016, Saber Strike and BALTOPS, involved thousands of troops and hundreds of combat vehicles to simulate large-scale operations in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is, at this point, not a question of IF NATO is going to wage a war against Russia, but WHEN.

You don't have the kind of continuous troop and equipment escalation on Russia's borders unless you mean to use it.

Jul 05 07:41

FLASHBACK - Hillary Clinton: Saddam Has WMD

Senator Hillary Clinton's (Democrat, New York) address to the US Senate while voting YES to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq:

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members...

Jul 02 21:52

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

An exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

Q. Does a US-inspired NATO-generated Cold War climate already exist?

A. Not yet, but it is heading that way. Watch for it to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Jul 02 09:05

RUSSIA DEFENSE REPORT: SARMAT HEAVY ICBM

While this weapon system is still currently “under the radar” (no pun intended…) of the Western media, one can rest assured that once it starts flight tests in earnest, it will be paraded as Exhibit A in the propaganda indictment of “Russian aggression.” Therefore it might be worthwhile to pre-empt the usual media barrage by placing a spotlight on what promises to be a revolutionary weapon system capable of changing the global balance of power.

Jul 02 06:37

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

Cold War Climate to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Q. As an American, Alan, how can you be enthusiastic about America’s choices of US Presidential candidates in 2016?

Jul 01 09:43

MURDER BY DRONE: OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE CIVILIAN DEATH TOLL NUMBERS, BUT THERE'S A CATCH

President Barack Obama is expected to announce the number of civilians killed by "illegal" US drone strikes Friday, but only in countries where the world's biggest military hasn't officially declared war.

Several news outlets reported, citing leaks from US officials, that the number is expected to be just 100, a tiny fraction of those estimated by investigative journalists and human rights groups who track the "violations of international law."

The White House will only reveal civilian casualties in countries that are technically not at a US battlefield, like Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

Those killed by US drone strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria will not be featured in the total. The US has deployed thousands of drones in these countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is somewhat akin to touching up an x-ray when someone has cancer, and making it appear, cosmetically, as "not that big a deal."

But ALL extrajudicial assassinations ARE...a big deal, and have absolutely no place in American jurisprudence, period, end of discussion.

And the only thing these murders do is create a willingness in more people to commit jihad against Americans, or American interests; or has that been the plan all along, in order to groom Americans for perpetual war?!?

This totally out-of-control government has lost its ability to rationally, reasonably negotiate in good faith and create win/win treaties. When a kid has a hammer, everything becomes a nail, to be hammered; but instead of a hammer, what the US government has are drone planes, which drop bombs, and murder, with absolutely zero due process.

I won't even bother reading the report; everything this administration says is a complete, utter lie, and this will be no different.

Jun 29 09:44

United States Bombings of Other Countries. America’s “Bombing List”

There appears to be something about launching bombs or missiles from afar onto cities and people that appeals to American military and political leaders. In part it has to do with a conscious desire to not risk American lives in ground combat. And in part, perhaps not entirely conscious, it has to do with not wishing to look upon the gory remains of the victims, allowing American GIs and TV viewers at home to cling to their warm fuzzy feelings about themselves, their government, and their marvelous “family values”. Washington officials are careful to distinguish between the explosives the US drops from the sky and “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD), which only the officially-designated enemies (ODE) are depraved enough to use.

The US government speaks sternly of WMD, defining them as nuclear, chemical and biological in nature, and “indiscriminate” (meaning their use can’t be limited to military objectives), as opposed to the likes of American “precision” cruise missiles.

Jun 29 09:00

Taiwan 'to test-fire missiles in US' as China tensions rise

Taiwan plans to test-fire its newest anti-missile system for the first time in the United States next month as relations with rival China deteriorate, a defence source and media reports said Monday.

Relations between China and Taiwan have cooled rapidly under the island's new Beijing-sceptic president Tsai Ing-wen, who took office in May, ending an eight-year rapprochement.

The test of the US-made Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system will be launched at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in early July, a defence ministry source told AFP, in a move likely to irk Beijing even though it was arranged before Tsai took the helm.

According to the source, the test will be conducted in the US to avoid China collecting information about it, and due to space restrictions in Taiwan.

The American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto US embassy, would not comment on the test, which was also reported in Taiwan's Liberty Times newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, this is REALLY going to reduce tensions with China, right?!?

What the hell are these people, in the US and Taiwanese governments thinking?!?

Wouldn't it be rational to be speaking to China regarding trade and peace through commerce?!?

Oh, forgive me; rational thought- and the US government - have not had an ongoing relationship, it appears, for decades.

And the results of that not having the capacity to think a scenario through to its logical conclusion, collectively, have been horrific, US government-generated wars and occupations, covert and overt, which have left remarkable devastation around the world, but have only left the US government more broke than it was before those wars were started.

Jun 28 11:17

US TO DEPLOY ISRAELI MISSILE SYSTEM ON RUSSIAN BORDERS: GENERAL

The US military has tested an Israeli short-range missile for possible use in its European network of missile systems to deter Russia, says a US Army general.

Major General Glenn Bramhall of the US Army’s Air and Missile Defense Command made the comments on Monday, as he visited the occupied Palestinian territories.

Bramhall said his units needed a reliable system to counter less powerful missile threats as a third tier beside the Army’s array of midrange Patriot and THAAD missile systems.

“Patriot and THAAD are great systems that do what they were designed to do. But I don’t think we would want to waste a Patriot or a THAAD missile on something that can be affected by something that’s lower cost and is actually designed for that job itself,” the general told Reuters.

For that purpose, he said the US military has test-launched a variant of the Israeli “Tamir” rocket which is incorporated to the Tel Aviv regime’s so-called Iron Dome missile system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT Russian "...military buildup in Europe." ?!?!?!?

It has been the US and NATO which have been doing a huge military buildup on the borders with Russia, not the other way around.

Folks, we are being fed this codswallop to "groom" the American public toward accepting a shooting war against Russia; this is a war the US military may well not win, because the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

The weapons procurement system is nothing short of incestuous in this country, because those Congressional representatives who hand out contracts for weapons are, themselves, funded by those same weapons companies.

So the end of the day, most of what our military gets in terms of weaponry is frightfully over budget; obsolete even before it is field-deployed; and rarely functioning as they are supposed to function.

A brilliant example of this problem is the tale of the F-35, consistently embroiled in a string of terrible problems which appears to be never-ending. As reported by Claire Bernish at activistpost.com in February of this year:

As is typical for the Pentagon’s continuous mismanagement of its enormous budget, the F-35 fighter program — with its $1.5 trillion cost to taxpayers so far — continues to be fraught with complications and failures. According to an 82-page report released Monday, myriad flaws still plague the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, including an ejection system likely to break the necks of pilots under 136 pounds. “Testing showed that the ejection seat rotates backwards after ejection. This results in the pilot’s neck becoming extended, as the head moves behind the shoulders in a ‘chin up’ position,” the report states.

Forgive me, but did none of the engineers at Lockheed-Martin see this coming?!?

As those of you know who occasionally read my posts on this blog, I hate the concept of war as being the US government's answer to geopolitical disputes; but that having been said, should the US government go to war, I want our military to have the best of the best.

And because of the way our weapons procurement program is structured, getting weapons that work, and are delivered on time, and within budget, is just about as rare as is a unicorn.

Jun 23 07:59

Putin: International Situation Today Like at Start of World War II

Speaking to the State Duma at its closing session, Vladimir Putin reminded deputies of the 75th anniversary of Germany's invasion of the USSR. He also said Russia sought cooperation on international security, but there is no reciprocation from the other side

Jun 22 09:04

ISIS used nerve gas against Syrian Army outside Raqqa

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shelled government troops retreating from areas in southwestern Raqqa with homegrown rockets containing nerve gas, a field reporter confirmed.

The Syrian Armed Forces withdrew from areas it controlled during a three-weeks military campaign aimed to recapture the ISIS bastion in al-Raqqa, raising questions about the effectivity of the offensive and the role played by Syria’s staunch ally; namely Russia.

A field reporter who was covering the offensive said the retreating troops were bombed with home-produced rockets filled with nerve gas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, I wonder who gave ISIS that nerve gas! :)

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Jun 21 07:49

Syria demands UNSC to question terror-supporting states and guarantee preventing terrorists from obtaining WMD

Syria renewed call upon the UN Security Council and the UN Resolution 1540 Committee to shoulder the mandated tasks to guarantee that terrorist organizations active in Syria and all over the world will not obtain weapons of mass destruction and to question states backing terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is in response to the latest chemical weapons attack on Syrian soldiers by US-backed terrorists.

Jun 20 20:10

The Assault | The Battle of Stalingrad (1 of 3)

"The Eastern Front experienced the viciousness of war on a scale of unimaginable horror and brutality. The bloodiest and most savage fighting took place in Stalingrad between August 1942 and February 1943. Stalin's city on the Volga had military significance for Hitler. It carried the name of his enemy and therefore had to be destroyed. The ensuing battle sealed the fates of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians and marked the turning point of World War II. It was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

Filmed from both the German and Russian perspective, the series contains footage shot by soldiers during the siege. The Russian archives opened their doors to the filmmakers, granting them exclusive access to previously unreleased material.

Jun 20 16:43

VIDEO: Editing Reality, Memory-Holed Like 1984: FBI to Release Partial, Text-Only Transcript of Orlando 911 Calls

Welcome to Orwell's 1984, where history is not only being rewritten, but the present is being edited and rewritten in real time...

because... because you are can't handle the truth.

Jun 20 16:36

Blackout: California In Power Grid Emergency: “All Customers Should Expect 14 Days Without Power”

The entire Los Angeles metropolitan area and most of Southern California can expect blackouts this summer.

California will have its first test of plans to keep the lights on this summer…

With record-setting heat and air conditioning demand expected in Southern California, the state’s power grid operator issued a so-called “flex alert,” urging consumers to conserve energy to help prevent rotating power outages – which could occur regardless.

Read more at SHTF

Jun 20 08:46

“Great Danger”: US-NATO Missiles Threatening Russia. Putin: “We Know and they Know that we Know…People do not Understand how Dangerous the Situation Really Is”

The main problem, according to the Russian president, is that people do not understand how potentially dangerous the situation really is. “The world is being pulled into a completely new dimension, while [Washington] pretends that nothing’s happening,” Putin said, adding that he has been trying to reach out to his counterparts, but in vain.

“They say [the missile systems] are part of their defense capability, and are not offensive, that these systems are aimed at protecting them from aggression. It’s not true,” Putin told the journalists, adding that “strategic ballistic missile defense is part of an offensive strategic capability, [and] functions in conjunction with an aggressive missile strike system.”

The “great danger” is that the same launchers that are used for defense missiles can be used to fire Tomahawks that can be installed “in a matter of hours,” Putin noted. “How do we know what’s inside those launchers? All one needs to do is reprogram [the system], which is an absolutely inconspicuous task,” he said, adding that the governments of the nations on whose territories these NATO complexes are based would have no way of knowing if this had happened.

Jun 20 08:13

U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan.

The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led coalition work at cross-purposes, each dropping bombs in support of separate factions in the five-year-old civil war.

The near-clash also highlights the escalating risk of American and Russian forces actually coming to blows over Syria, potentially sparking a much wider conflict between the world’s leading nuclear powers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to point out that Russia is in Syria at the express invitation of the Syrian government.

The US is not!

Jun 17 06:00

Worried About “Stigmatizing” Cluster Bombs, House Approves More Sales to Saudi Arabia

THE HOUSE ON THURSDAY narrowly defeated a measure that would have banned the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, but the closeness of the vote was an indication of growing congressional opposition to the conduct of the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing coalition in Yemen.

The vote was mostly along party lines, with 200 Republicans – and only 16 Democrats – heeding the Obama administration’s urging to vote against the measure. The vote was 204-216.

“The Department of Defense strongly opposes this amendment,” said Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., chairman of the House Committee on Defense Appropriations, during floor debate. “They advise us that it would stigmatize cluster munitions, which are legitimate weapons with clear military utility.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?!?

This proxy war against the Houthis, abetted and enabled by the US government in Yemen has been an absolute....fluster cluck.

The Saudi government and military have never met a war crime they didn't embrace, such as killing civilian targets, women, children, and the medically fragile elderly, and bombing hospitals and schools.

And these bombs, if unexploded, and played with by kids, do a magnificent job of tearing toddlers, limb from limb.

And you had better see what this looks like. The following images are from a Syrian bombing of a rebel held city near Damascus, but the carnage these bombs create is still the same today.

image of cluster bomb destruction

And because they so resemble emergency food packages which are dropped, kids who cannot read English cannot tell the difference.

food package and unexploded bomblet

The reason these bombs should not be used, ever again, is that it is estimated that 98% of their victims are civilians, and 40% are children, as estimated at reddit.com

Should these cluster bomb munitions be "stigmatized" for the deaths and injuries they cause civilian victims?@/

HELL, yes!!

Jun 16 12:31

CDC Covered Up “Catastrophic Failures": At Level-4 Biosafety Labs Containing Ebola and Smallpox

How safe are the government’s BSL-4 labs containing some of the world’s most deadly pathogens?

Turns out, not anywhere near as safe as you’d hope.

Encased in spacesuit-like gear needed to protect them from the world’s deadliest viruses, four scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped into their lab’s decontamination chamber where a shower of chemicals was supposed to kill anything on them and make it safe for them to exit into an adjacent changing room.

Read more at SHTFplan

Jun 16 11:00

$28 BLN INVESTED IN CLUSTER WEAPON PRODUCERS IN 4 YEARS - REPORT FINDS 158 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED IN FUNDING PRODUCTION OF WEAPONS, DESPITE INT’L LAW BANNING CLUSTER BOMBS

More than $28 billion has been invested in the production of deadly cluster munitions over the past four years, according to a report released Thursday.

The Cluster Munition Coalition said in a statement that the report on worldwide investments in the weapons -- which release submunitions or bomblets on impact -- found 158 financial institutions involved in funding their production.

As a result, the Coalition is calling on the institutions and governments “to put an end once and for all to investment in producers of cluster bombs.”

Cluster bombs are banned under international law, but only 100 countries have actually become state parties to that convention.

At present, countries like Syria and Yemen are being bombarded with cluster munitions, added the report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bombs like this do a magnificent job of ripping toddlers limb from limb, and kids get curious about them, if they do not explode on impact, because they so look like the emergency food packets they may have received before. As you can see from the following images, reported at matadornetwork.com:

Probably the most devastating screw-up in the history of helping was the decisions that lead to cluster munitions and daily food ration packets both being coloured canary yellow. Left is delicious. Right will kill you. You try telling the difference if you can't read English and live out in the steppes.>image

Jun 16 08:52

Clinton’s National Security Strategy: Endless Wars of Aggression

Her deplorable record speaks for itself, publicly supporting all US wars of choice, naked aggression against nonbelligerent states, raping them, responsible for mass slaughter, destruction and appalling human misery.

Don’t let her deceptive rhetoric fool you. Urging escalated war on ISIS ignores its US creation along with likeminded terrorist groups – used as imperial foot soldiers.

America’s phony war on terror is a pretext for state terror, targeting sovereign independent nations worldwide, justifying homeland repression, turning planet earth into a battleground, risking its destruction.

The possibility of a Clinton presidency should terrify everyone. She deplores peace and stability, wants America leading aggressively in waging global wars – not to “defeat ISIS” or “disrupt and dismantle the growing terrorist infrastructure… around the world.”

Jun 14 03:18

Superdelegate Tyranny?

It would appear Clinton has been coronated and not elected.

Too quick to judgment? The Democratic Party establishment and the media now call Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee to face off Donald Trump in November. Though this is before the Democrats hold their convention and while Clinton is still short of pledged delegates.

Jun 13 19:05

Orlando Shooter Was a DHS Security Contractor: “Has ISIS Infiltrated Homeland Security?”

Has Homeland Security been infiltrated?

The Orlando nightclub terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS worked almost a decade for a major Department of Homeland Security contractor, raising alarms that ISIS sympathizers and agents have infiltrated the federal agency set up after 9/11 to combat terrorists.

“G4S supports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CPB), with its operations at the U.S. ­ Mexico border and with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to transport illegal immigrants in selected urban areas,” the company says in a brochure.

There are clearly larger questions about the stunning mass shooting that took place at an Orlando nightclub, now considered the largest of its kind in U.S. history.

Read more at SHTFplan

Jun 13 11:41

Thousands protest against drones at U.S. Air Force base in Germany

Several thousand demonstrators formed a human chain along the perimeter of a U.S. Air Force Base in southwest Germany on Saturday in protest against drone operations by the United States.

The demonstration was organized by the alliance "Stop Ramstein - No Drone War", which says the Ramstein base transmits information between operators in the United States and unmanned drone aircraft in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Syria.

Police estimated 3-4,000 people had formed the chain close to the base, which serves as the headquarters for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Organizers spoke of 5-7,000 people. No comment was available on Saturday from officials at Ramstein.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bless you, peaceful German protesters!! Way to go.

And I have to wonder; how deeply has the use of drone warfare so become the "new normal" for Americans over the past 15 years, that they are not protesting this insanity?!?

The concept of due process was firmly embedded in American jurisprudence, before the Bush/Bama era. But now, people in foreign countries (and probably, soon, right here at home)can be extrajudicially assassinated, just because the President believes he is "legally justified" in doing so.

President Obama, an alleged "expert" (and lecturer) on Constitutional Law, appears to believe that he can throw due process out the window in these cases, and that is more than a little scary as a precedent.

The realities here are that the US government doesn't know, really, who these drone strikes are hitting, which creates more collateral damage, which creates more jihadists.

It is a marvelous mechanism for creating endless wars.

And how far away are we from extrajudicial assassinations here at home?!? My friends, they have already happened, and are an historical realty for this country; a reality which, I am afraid, may well get worse before it gets better.

Jun 13 09:34

Russia Is Developing Gliders That "Guarantee Penetration" Of Any Missile Defense System

The launching of the European missile defense system (Aegis) by the United States in May has repeatedly been criticized by Russia as an attempt by the US to take away first mover advantage in the event that the US ever decided to attack.

While Russia has already indicated that the deployment of of Iskander missile systems would be one certain response to neutralize the the anti-ballistic missile defense system, Russia has wasted no time in developing future responses.

Jun 12 03:57

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

Choosing to speak in San Diego, home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, on a platform draped with 19 American flags and preceded by half an hour of military marching music, Hillary Clinton was certain of finding a friendly audience for her celebration of American “strength”, “values” and “exceptionalism”. Cheered on by a military audience, Hillary was already assuming the role to which she most ardently aspires: that of Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

As usual, she goes for the military solution, ridiculing the notion of diplomacy.

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Jun 10 19:13

NATO Will Suppress Protests In Poland

On May 18th, 2016, the well-known Polish politician Mateusz Piskorski was arrested on charg-es of spying for “third countries.” Shortly before, he wrote an article that predicted the beginning of mass political repressions against NATO opponents in Poland and Europe as a whole. He was right. Katehon presents the following exclusive translation of his article:

Predictions concerning the upcoming NATO summit in July in Warsaw are beginning to clearly indicate that today the alliance’s goal is first and foremost preventing the emergence of social movements demanding the liberation of Europe from underneath the tutelage of the United States. As can be seen, the Financial Times’ inadvertent uttering of the words of one of the Polish Army’s senior commanders show just what decisions can be expected this summer. These are decisions which completely undermine not only the sovereignty of Warsaw in the field of foreign policy, but also clearly speak to the fact that from this moment on NATO is supposed to be a police force ready to participate in the pacification of eventual social protests or intervene in the affairs of domestic Polish politics.

Jun 10 10:23

MOSCOW WARNS OF PROMPT RESPONSE AFTER US SENDS DESTROYER TO BLACK SEA

Having sent not one but two aircraft carriers into the Mediterranean in what, as we reported yesterday, was meant to be a "clear message to Russia", the US decided to further antagonize Russia when on Monday it sent the US destroyer Porter in the Black Sea "for a series of drills with allies and forces of partner nations in what the United States called a routine deployment", the US Navy announced. To be sure, the US Navy was quite clear about its intentions with these deployments: “It provides some needed presence in the Med to check…the Russians,” the official said. “The unpredictability of what we did with Truman kind of makes them think twice.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question one has to ask is, why is the US government confronting Russia militarily in an election year?!?

The answers are complex, but the following scenarios are hardly improbable.

First, the US economy is in a tailspin, except for the fortunes of the 1 percenters.

Under President Obama's watch, decently paying jobs, which used to be the bedrock of a comfortable, middle-class existence, continue to be offshored and outsourced, leaving many Americans with no choice but to be working several minimum wage jobs, if they can get them, and running further and further into personal debt.

To say that there is a lot of anger and resentment on this issue, in the heartland, is like saying that the Titanic hit a little bit of ice.

So if in fact there is a war against Russia and/or China before the election, it will have been very cynically created, in order to attempt to misdirect Americans' anger at the horrific economic conditions in which so many find themselves toward those two nations.

Secondly, internal polling by the White House may indicate that Trump could well pull off a miracle, and soundly win the 2016 election, even with all of the vote fraud and vote suppression the Democrats can muster.

Should this happen, the Establishment will want to pile on as much pain and misery on the Trump Administration as humanly possible, by initiating a war with which Trump must contend, even before he has taken the oath of office, and perhaps deliberately crashing the economy just as hard as they can before he becomes President.

Thirdly, should Clinton win/steal the election, she very much wants to be perceived as a "war president"; the smell of blood (other people's, of course) is the ultimate aphrodisiac of power for her.

Expect her to recklessly declare war against Russia and China, as her first act as President, rather than looking for any possible way of diffusing geopolitical tensions with both countries.

Look for her to reinstitute the draft; and if there is any major public protest against such wars, look for her to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and declare martial law.

After all, her good friends on Wall Street, and in the banking industry, will be making billions from such activities; and for her, money isn't everything: it is the only thing.

I would, frankly, hate to be the military strategists and weapons specialists who, ultimately, will have to tell her that the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia and/or China.

Clinton should be getting educated on these issues now, but in her hubris, believes she will have "plenty of time" to be schooled on these once she has taken the Oath of Office; she absolutely does not have the luxury of time at all, if she is looking at winning a war against Russia and/or China.

Jun 09 12:40

US Official: Russia Could Overrun Reinforced NATO Forces Within 60 Hours

Despite NATO’s intense military buildup in Eastern Europe, the largest since World War II, US officials warn that, in the event of an invasion, alliance forces could be overwhelmed by Russia in less than three days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good reason not to start a war!

Jun 09 08:41

EXTENDING AMERICAN POWER Strategies to Expand U.S. Engagement in a Competitive World Order

Over the course of the last year, a group of current and former government officials, strategists, and scholars spanning the political spectrum met for a monthly dinner series through the Center for a New American Security’s “Extending American Power” project, co-chaired by Dr. Robert Kagan and the Hon. James P. Rubin. The goal of the series was to bring together a bipartisan group to help shape the national conversation on America’s role in the world during the run-up to the presidential election in November 2016. The group convened multiple times to discuss a range of regional and functional issues from the Middle East to Asia to the international economy. At a time when partisanship in the American political establishment has reached unprecedented heights, CNAS believes it is more important than ever to rebuild the national consensus on America’s role in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "Center for a New American Security" smells like the old "Project for the New American Century" with a new coat of paint!

Robert Kagan, the current co-chair of CNAS, was a co-founder of PNAC along with William Kristol!

Certainly the agenda is the same, global domination by the United States through perpetual war!

Jun 09 03:48

Continuity Preppers: FEMA, DHS In “Secret Orgy of Preparedness” at Secret Underground Mountain Bunker

While a growing community of individuals is set out to prepare for a collapse of society, and become known sometimes dismissively as “preppers,” the real preppers are in the highest levels of government, and they are ready to evacuate and continue the government even in the event of an all-out breakdown of society.

Not only is this secret continuity of government activity happening but it is accelerating rapidly.

But there’s a secret definition, written between the lines of the Constitution and public laws: Officialdom evacuating from disorderly and disobedient America before the citizenry catches up or catches on.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 08 03:00

In meeting with Orthodox, Trump reveals Israel advisers: His Jewish lawyers

NEW YORK (JTA) – There were a few things Donald Trump made clear when he met Thursday with a select group of Jewish reporters, almost all of them Orthodox, at his corporate offices in Manhattan.

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was the one who initiated Wednesday’s one-on-one powwow with Trump to mend fences, not him. He’s a great friend of Israel. He has many Orthodox Jewish friends, including his chief lawyer, Jason D. Greenblatt. And he considers himself a very loyal boss.

But in a 20-minute question-and-answer session that touched on religious liberty in the workplace, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and federal education tax credits, Trump offered scant details.

On some substantive policy questions, the Republican front-runner for president didn’t answer at all, instead delegating the question to Greenblatt, a real estate attorney from Teaneck, New Jersey — one of two people he said he’d appoint as his White House Israel policy advisers.

More at:
http://www.jta.org/2016/04/14/news-opinion/politics/in-meeting-with-or...

Jun 07 07:07

Britain secretly upgrading its nukes without asking MPs - report

Britain is secretly upgrading its arsenal of Trident nuclear weapons and is developing an entirely new warhead, according to a report from the Nuclear Information Service (NIS). Controversially, Parliament is yet to consent to its renewal.

Jun 06 19:44

Hillary Clinton: Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

The executive leadership now faces the problem of how to deal with a traitor, who may be the Democratic Party nominee for US President. How do the executive leadership and intelligence agencies back a foreign spy for president, who has been deeply compromised and can be blackmailed? This may explain why the FBI, NSA, and CIA hesitate to press charges; hesitate to even seriously investigate, despite the obvious nature of her offenses. Most of all it explains why there is no indication of the identity of Secretary Clinton’s correspondents in the various reports so far available.

Jun 06 15:17

Western State Sponsored Terrorism: False Flags Spreading Islamophobia, Race and Religious Wars and New World Disorder

A lot of good stuff with a couple of poison the well BEX's thrown in. A good example of disinfo. 95% truth with some fairy tales thrown in.

“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.”
Josef Stalin

Jun 06 10:41

BRITAIN’S DENIAL OVER CLUSTER BOMBS IN YEMEN 'WILDLY IMPLAUSIBLE' – AMNESTY

Ministry of Defence (MoD) denials regarding banned, British-supplied cluster munitions found in Yemen are little more than a “smokescreen of wildly implausible claims,” according to Amnesty International.

The human rights charity wrote to the MoD after defence minister Philip Dunne told parliament a UK-made BL-755 bomb found in a village in Yemen had not been dropped by the Saudi coalition.

Responding to an urgent parliamentary question, both Dunne and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond suggested the banned munition, which may have been bought as long ago as the 1970s, was dropped in an earlier conflict.

Dunne argued: “It is unclear from the evidence provided thus far that the munitions came from the current conflict.

“We assess that no UK-supplied cluster weapons have been used.”

Amnesty, which carried out inspections in the area and first exposed the presence of the cluster bombs, rejected the claims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us make one thing very clear here; the British government doesn't give a rat's anus as to who gets killed by these munitions, including children, women, and the medically fragile elderly.

They are supplying these muntitions to the Saudi Arabian government to get rid of the Houthi rebels; and to put Saudi Arabia permanently and practically in control of Yemen; nothing else matters to them here, except for one little factoid I will mention later.

But I would like to politely suggest to both Philip Dunne and Philip Hammond that the Houthis, and Yemenite people, have been able to stave off any pretension of a Saudi military "victory" over one year since this civil war began.

That's why, last month, the US government admitted to the presence of US troops on the ground in Yemen. As reported on 6 May at www.washingtonpost.com:

The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and Emirati forces that are fighting a pitched battle against militants near the southeastern port city of Mukalla. “We view this as short-term,” Davis told reporters. Officials said the U.S. military is also providing Emirati forces with medical, intelligence and maritime support, and is flying surveillance and aerial refueling missions. It has also staged a ships from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit off Yemen’s coast. The flotilla includes the USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship with Marine infantry and aircraft, and two destroyers, the USS Gravely and the USS Gonzalez.

Additionally, the UAE has hired private mercs to fight in this war, in a desperate, last-gasp effort to make things go better here militarily.

And as stated so eloquently at guardianship in the article by Owen Jones in January of this year, the UK has been a part of the Saudi war effort against the rebels from the beginning.

Britain is arming and aiding a fundamentalist dictatorship that’s bombing and killing civilians. This is an incontestable fact. The Saudi tyranny – gay-hating women-oppressors who kicked off the year with ~a mass beheading – has been waging war in Yemen for 10 months. The world needs to know about Yemen’s war. But journalists are being silenced Charlene Rodrigues Read more If the 26 million Yemenis were being besieged and bombed by an official enemy of the west, we might expect emotive calls to “do something” and militarily intervene. Well, we are intervening: not simply by supplying weapons but even by providing the Saudi-led coalition of Arab dictators with British military advisers. As the SNP’s Angus Robertson put it to the prime minister’s face, Britain is “effectively at war” – and yet few Britons know anything about it. Since Saudi-led forces intervened in the conflict between President Hadi and Houthi rebels last March, around 6,000 Yemenis have been killed, perhaps half of them civilians. With the country under naval blockade, what the UN was already calling a “humanitarian catastrophe” six months ago has been unleashed. Eight in every 10 Yemenis are now dependent on humanitarian aid, and most do not have “adequate access to clean water or sanitation”, according to the UN.

So, what is really to be gained by giving Saudi Arabia military and political control over Yemen?!?

As reported at sputniknews.com on 6 April 2016:

Why does Saudi Arabia continue to bomb Yemen back into the Stone Age? The crux of the matter is that Yemen has oil reserves, while Riyadh is steadily running out of the commodity, American political analyst Phil Butler explains. A Saudi banker displays the new one hundred riyal banknote bearing the portrait of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud at a bank in Riyadh, 05 June 2007 © AFP 2016/ HASSAN AMMAR Out of Money: Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot by Dropping Oil Prices According to American political analyst and researcher Phil Butler, the US-backed Saudi Arabian war against Yemen is neither about the longstanding sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites, nor about the much-discussed military campaign aimed against al-Qaeda in the region. While Western media outlets usually refer to Yemen as a "small" energy producer, the truth of the matter is the country is sitting on substantial oil and gas reserves, which Saudi Arabia and its allies want to control, Butler notes. In addition, Yemen lies at the Bab el-Mandab, a key checkpoint for maritime transit of oil, with 3.4 million barrels of oil passing through it each day. In one of his previous analytical reports for New Eastern Outlook, Phil Butler called attention to the fact that Saudi Arabia's oil wealth is doomed to falter: "Given the nature of the country's [Saudi Arabia's] oil reserves, and almost unlimited production for decades, it's possible the Saudis could simply be running out of gas," the American analyst stressed. In this context, it is hardly surprising that Riyadh has recently adopted an assertive and even aggressive foreign policy approach towards its neighbors.

So there you have it, Brits; the reason your government is so gung-ho about destroying Yemen, and murdering thousands of Yemenite people, by whatever means necessary, is in order for the Saudi government to secure the Yemen oil fields, in order that the Saudis give the British government "due consideration" for both deals on developing Yemen's oil reserve, and "assisting" in "creating improvements" at Bab El Mandab.

It's just that simple.

And to the Cameron government: please just be honest with your people about why you did this, in the next electoral cycle. It was simply a matter of money for your corporate cronies, to insure that they would have more money with which to support your electoral campaigns, overtly and covertly, because of what you can promise, and deliver, for them.

Your countrymen and women will understand, particularly the pensioners dying as a direct result of your brilliant "austerity program".

UK Mortality study

Jun 05 12:01

Offbeat: Men raid vegan café, pelt patrons with meat

In Georgia – the country, not the state – men raided a vegan café and pelted patrons with meat. "Some of them," the story says, " . . . were wearing sausage necklaces," which seems to be a bold and possibly odoriferous, bacteria-prone fashion choice. Then a brawl broke out and the assailants escaped into the night. The whole episode, the café owners say, shows just how intolerant people are. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, owners of a vegan café say they've been getting death threats since they decided to start eating meat again. Talk about your food fights.

Jun 03 08:49

Saudis rooting for Clinton to win White House: Oil analyst

“It is no secret that the Saudis and other [Persian] Gulf Sunni powers are rooting for Mrs. Clinton,” Bob McNally, president of Washington-based consulting firm Rapidan Group, told CNBC from Vienna on Thursday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) holds its semiannual meeting Thursday in Vienna, but is unlikely to announce any strategy changes.

McNally said that there is “a lot of concern and anxiety” about what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for the oil market.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has questioned the protective nature of the US relationship with Saudi Arabia.

He has suggested that the United States should consider ditching Riyadh because Washington is increasingly getting less dependent on overseas oil.

Jun 03 07:54

Satan's Choice for Vice President

The Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has made his short-list of vice presidential choices. The news is out that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is top on the list. This is great news for billionaire Jewish money-men, but it is very sad news for patriotic Americans.

The billionaire Jews who own the Republican Party establishment are eager to see their long-time puppet, Gingrich, sitting just a heartbeat away from the Oval Office. Then, at the crack of an assassin’s bullet, the President could be slain and—ka-ching!—the cash registers would be rung as President Gingrich, an ardent Zionist and Israel-firster, is sworn in.

Jun 02 16:57

What Would Happen If Humans Vanished From the Planet? Video Shows “Lights Out. Nature Takes Over.”

After the crisis, there could be nothing left of human populations.

There is no doubt that a disaster big enough to wipe out humanity exists – the threat of an EMP, a plague-level outbreak event, etc.

How long would it take for nature to reclaim the vestiges and ruins of civilization that would be left on the planet after a mass extinction event in which humans no longer existed on earth?

Read more at SHTFplan

Jun 02 16:54

What Hell Is Coming? Even Obama Is Warning Americans ‘To Prepare For Disaster’

Barack Obama doesn’t open his mouth unless it is to spin propaganda for an agenda. If disaster comes, will it be a false flag terror event, mega-natural disaster or total episode of civil unrest combined with martial law coming to America soon?

If Obama is the one telling you to get prepared for disaster, then it might already be too late. Obama stated:

One of the things that we have learned over the course of the last seven and a half years is that government plays a vital role, but it is every citizen’s responsibility to be prepared for a disaster. And that means taking proactive steps, like having an evacuation plan, having a fully stocked disaster supply kit. If your local authorities ask you to evacuate, you have to do it. Don’t wait.

Read more

Jun 01 12:10

China Prepares to Send Nuclear Submarines into Pacific Ocean

While the timing is uncertain, the move ups the ante in an intensifying nuclear arms race between the US and China that heightens the risk of war. Since coming to office, the Obama administration has engaged in a military build-up and strengthening of alliances throughout Asia in preparation for war with China. It has committed more than $1 trillion over 30 years to the upgrading and expansion of the US nuclear arsenal and delivery systems.

Jun 01 09:41

OVER HALF OF EVERY TAX DOLLAR YOU GIVE TO UNCLE SAM IS SPENT ON THIS

Most people probably don’t think too much about this, but are you aware of just how much of your income is being used to fuel the military industrial complex?

Conveniently omitted from the corporate/state-run media organizations is the fact that some 53 percent of your tax dollars are spent on the military. That’s right, more than half of the money you give to Uncle Sam for the privilege of being American income is spent directly on military.

In 2011 the budget for the US Government was over 3 trillion dollars, while military spending included a $717 billion request from the pentagon, $200 billion towards “overseas contingency funding” for the two major conflicts we are engaged in, and $40 billion in black budget intelligence which includes the CIA, NSA, and other agencies where the amount of money given is never fully disclosed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what is immoral to the core about US military spending; it is predicated upon claiming the physical resources of other countries to which the US government has absolutely no moral right.

I have a family member who is a professor emeritus of Constitutional Law, and a very bright guy.

When we talk, he frequently mentions that if the US government had been smart some time back, and spent just a fraction of what we have spent (and will be spending in the future) in Iraq on practical, alternative energy resources (the kind which can power a tank or a plane), we would have never gone into Iraq to secure the oil pipelines in the first place.

Unfortunately, logic - and the US government - have not had an in-depth relationship for the last 30 years, as the US government has has fallen under the Svengali-like spell of the money junkies who fund campaigns of those who do their bidding.

I mean, after all, it's never their kids who fight, bleed, die, and get maimed for life to enhance these corporations' bottom line; it's always other people's kids, and for the money junkies, that is a perfectly acceptable loss, because those kids doing the fighting are irrelevant, in their minds .

They are NOT irrelevant in my world.

This is why the money junkies, corporations and banks love Hillary Clinton; that is because they understand that she will deliver more wars; more income inequity; more offshoring/outsourcing of jobs; and more driving down of the middle class into absolute serfdom: and of course, that is precisely their vision for this country.

May 31 08:00

POLISH foreign minister publicly admitted: The missile shield is directed against Russia

The head of Polish diplomacy Witold Vaš?ikovski rejected the allegation that Vladimir Putin will have to do something regarding the US missile defense shield in Romania and Poland.

According Vaš?ikovskog, Poland, Russia repeatedly threatened for years, and anti-missile shield is only Polish response to the aggressive attempts of Russia to radically rewrite the architecture of security in Europe.
"The threats we suggest years. Just shield the answer, the American presence is the answer. It's not that there's something we decide what suits Russia. Russia is the one that changes the character of international relations, Russia is seeking to rewrite the architecture of security in Europe. We respond to the aggressive actions of Russia ", said today Vaš?ikovski Polish private television TVN24.

May 30 10:04

Japan Puts Military On Alert For Possible North Korea Missile Launch

Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said.

Tension in the region has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles.

Japan ordered naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, Japan’s NHK state broadcaster said.

A Japanese official, who declined to be identified as he is not authorized to speak to the media, confirmed the order. A spokesmen for Japan’s defense ministry declined to comment.

A Patriot missile battery on the grounds of Japan’s Ministry of Defense had its missile tubes elevated to a firing position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Historically,the guidance systems on North Korean missiles have performed miserably, to date.

That having been said,however, if another country, like Israel, (which was caught attempting to sell nuclear technology to then-apartheid South Africa) , sells North Korea a functional guidance system, which North Korean scientists can reverse-engineer, then all bets are off, and the region may well be headed into war.

May 30 09:38

THE UK IS SELLING RECORD QUANTITIES OF ARMS – INCLUDING MISSILES, BOMBS AND GRENADES – TO COUNTRIES LISTED BY THE FOREIGN OFFICE AS HAVING DUBIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS RECORDS

The UK is selling record quantities of arms – including missiles, bombs and grenades – to countries listed by the Foreign Office as having dubious human rights records. Several have been accused of war crimes or suppressing popular protest.

More than £3bn of British-made weaponry was licensed for export last year to 21 of the Foreign Office’s 30 “human rights priority countries” – those identified by the government as being where “the worst, or greatest number of, human rights violations take place”, or “where we judge that the UK can make a real difference”. Listed countries which last year bought British arms and military equipment include:

? Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of perpetrating war crimes in Yemen;

? Bahrain, which used troops to quell protests following the Arab spring;

? Burundi, which is being investigated by the UN for human rights violations;

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These companies sell their weapons to countries where the leadership is just to the right of Attila the Hun on human rights, and then expect no human rights violations will ensue from those sales, and the use of these weapons against civilians?!?

Talk about hypocrisy, writ large!!

The cold, hard, reality is that these sales are all about the money; the leadership of these weapons companies have had their consciences surgically removed, before accepting their positions, and their business philosophy is "profits uber alles".

May 29 08:57

As Our Past Wars Are Glorified This Memorial Day Weekend, Give Some Thought To Our Prospects Against The Russians And Chinese In World War III

The Saker reports that Russia is preparing for World War III, not because Russia intends to initiate aggression but because Russia is alarmed by the hubris and arrogance of the West, by the demonization of Russia, by provocative military actions by the West, by American interference in the Russian province of Chechnya and in former Russian provinces of Ukraine and Georgia, and by the absence of any restraint from Western Europe on Washington’s ability to foment war. http://thesaker.is/how-russia-is-preparing-for-wwiii/

Like Steven Starr, Stephen Cohen, myself, and a small number of others, the Saker understands the reckless irresponsibility of convincing Russia that the United States intends to attack her.

May 29 08:37

Close Calls: We Were Closer to Nuclear Destruction than We Knew

It is difficult today to raise a strong opinion in the nuclear-weapon states for nuclear disarmament. One reason is that the public sees the risk of a nuclear war between these states as so unlikely that it can be disregarded.

It is then important to remind ourselves that we were for decades, during the Cold War, threatened by extinction by nuclear war. We were not aware at that time how close we were. In this article I will summarize some of the best-known critical situations. Recently published evidence shows that the danger was considerably greater than we knew at the time.

The risk today of a nuclear omnicide—killing all or almost all humans—is probably smaller than during the Cold War, but the risk is even today real and it may be rising. That is the reason I wish us to remind ourselves again: as long as nuclear weapons exist we are in danger of extermination. Nuclear weapons must be abolished before they abolish us.

May 29 08:00

A world war has begun. Break the silence.

On my return journey, I stopped at Honolulu airport and noticed an American magazine called Women's Health. On the cover was a smiling woman in a bikini swimsuit, and the headline: "You, too, can have a bikini body." A few days earlier, in the Marshall Islands, I had interviewed women who had very different "bikini bodies"; each had suffered thyroid cancer and other life-threatening cancers.

Unlike the smiling woman in the magazine, all of them were impoverished: the victims and guinea pigs of a rapacious superpower that is today more dangerous than ever.

I relate this experience as a warning and to interrupt a distraction that has consumed so many of us. The founder of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, described this phenomenon as "the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the habits and opinions" of democratic societies. He called it an "invisible government".

May 28 08:18

US Pads Defense Industry Profits By Arming Both Sides In Conflict

From the Philippines, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Nicaragua, right through Korea, Vietnam and Grenada, to Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Palestine today, the United States’ blatant hypocrisy is on full display, as the citizens of those nations paid or continue to pay a high price for daring to be independent when the U.S. wanted their natural resources, or who had the temerity to democratically elect leadership that was too far to the left to accommodate U.S. corporate interests. And in the case of Palestine, being on the opposite end of a powerful political lobby causes their suffering at the hands of the U.S.

May 27 22:14

Putin Crushes BBC Smartass INCLUDING BBC propagandist's question

(Note [ts]: This is Putin’s response that the U.S. is the aggressor, and not Russia. Not faithfully translated at about 3.34. What is missing is that Putin asserts that Russia was there [in Tajikistan & Afghanistan] so that there would be calm/peace [????????? = “spa-koi-nee-a”].)

May 25 17:09

U.S. Military Uses 8-inch Floppy Disks to Coordinate Nuclear Force Operations

Maybe they use the '80s flick "War Games" as a training film, too?!

May 24 09:30

Pentagon-Linked Analysts Push Preemptive Strike on Russia, Missile Defense

The Beltway military punditry floats one of its most inflammatory ideas yet, in calls for a preemptive strike against Moscow along with calls to bolster America’s missile defense system.

On Friday, a DC-based think tank issued a report calling for additional funding to advance US missile defense technology to combat what they view as a rising nuclear missile threat from Russia.

Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed at Western assertions that Russia poses the preeminent threat to the US and NATO, labeling the idea of an attack against the military alliance "the type of thing that only crazy people think, and only when they are dreaming."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Have these gentlemen gone utterly barking mad, to be suggesting such things, and have they completely lost their reality licence?!?

Russia has not demonstrated any national government behaviour which could possibly be construed as "aggressive" under Putin's watch; in fact, it has been more than reasonable, given the nature of US and NATO actions against it.

Rather than demonising Russia, the US government and military need to look at where its own weapons systems development and procurement systems are broken, and fix the problems.

And that problem starts with the incestuous relationship between weapons manufacturers and the Congressional representatives who award the contracts for those weapons. Those weapons companies are very "generous", in terms of how they support Congressional representatives who approve those contracts.

How this translates, at the end of the day, is that when US weapons are ultimately deployed in the field, they frequently do not work as advertised; are hideously over budget, and are delivered so late as to become very quickly obsolete.

There are two potential pieces of legislation which could fix the problem, but unfortunately could only possibly get passed when pigs fly.

The first is that US legislators cannot take any money, or any other perks, from any US weapons company, period, end of discussion. Any attempt to get around this result in getting fired from Congress, and a snap election held for a replacement.

The second is, if a weapon does not perform as specified in the field, according to the specifications defined by that company, that the weapons manufacturers will be subject not only to hefty fines, but also jail time for the heads of corporations which made those weapons.

May 24 08:44

OBAMA LIFTS ARMS EMBARGO TO THE “POLICE STATE” OF VIETNAM

Don’t let anyone tell you Barack Obama’s a lame duck. Our CEO of war was recently spotted in Southeast Asia spreading around some of that famous peace and democracy.

Vice News reports:

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that Washington would fully lift an embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, despite human rights organizations describing it as “among the world’s most repressive regimes.”

The decision to lift the arms trade ban, which followed intense debate within the Obama administration, suggested that US concerns about China’s assertiveness outweighed arguments that Vietnam had not done enough to improve its human rights record and that Washington would lose leverage for reforms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The unrelenting state of siege against human and political rights by the Vietnamese government against its own people means absolutely nothing to President Obama, or the people around him; this is all about the money the US military/industrial complex will make off of the coming weapons sales to Vietnam.

May 23 08:36

Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war

The bottom line is that Russia – in terms of hypersonic missile development – is about four generations ahead of the US, if we measure it by the development of the S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems. As a working hypothesis, we could describe the next system – already in the drawing boards – as the S-600.

Russian – and Chinese – missiles are already able to knock out the satellite guidance systems for US nuclear tipped ICBMs and cruise missiles. They could also knock out the early alert warnings that the satellite constellations would give. A Russian hypersonic ICBM flight time, launched for instance from a Russian nuclear sub all the way to the US East Coast, counts for less than 20 minutes. So an early warning system is absolutely critical. Don’t count on the worthless THAAD and Patriot to do their job. Once again, Russian hypersonic technology has already rendered the entire missile defense system in both the US and Europe totally obsolete.

May 23 07:51

Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war

Global Robocop NATO predictably discussed Afghanistan (a war NATO ignominiously lost); Iraq (a war the Pentagon ignominiously lost); Libya (a nation NATO turned into a failed state devastated by militia hell); Syria (a nation NATO, via Turkey, would love to invade, and is already a militia hell).

Afghans must now rest assured that NATO’s Resolute Support mission – plus “financial support for Afghan forces” – will finally assure the success of Operation Enduring Freedom forever.

May 22 11:38

THE US WAR MACHINE’S ANNUAL BUDGET COULD BUY EVERY HOMELESS AMERICAN A $1 MILLION HOME

When looking at this spending in context, the U.S. not only spends more than the next six countries combined, but spends almost triple the amount on military expenses than the second biggest defense spender in the world, China, according to data from the Stockholm International Peach Research Institute.

These figures come on top of the recently announced $1 trillion dollar nuclear missile modernization program that has been curiously absent from public discourse, having not even been mentioned in the televised presidential debates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are very, very depressing, and show the real focus of the US government and military; wars, wars, and more wars to preserve the global hegemony of the US dollar.

And the writer of this article is absolutely correct, in characterising money spent on wars as becoming "dead-ended" in terms of providing any real assistance in critical areas like infrastructure repair, and childhood poverty, which is becoming epidemic in this country.

May 22 11:19

HILLARY says we will PROVOKE WAR - we'll be in POWER Forever!

May 21 06:36

Webcast starts @ 10am EST today May 21: The Fabricated Global War on Terrorism, part of a series on the Deep State

Saturday, May 21st, 7:00-8:50 am PST * 10:00-11:50 am EST * 14:00-15:50 GMT
The Fabricated Global War on Terrorism
Speakers: Jim Fetzer, Michael Springmann, Gearóid Ó Colmáin

Following 9/11, right-wing neo-cons had carte blanche to wage a planned, calculated war on “terrorists” under the guise of protecting Americans from Islamic jihadis. This manufactured worldwide assault helped ensure perpetual war and a heightened security state in the US. When al Queda was no longer threatening enough, out of thin air comes ISIS, a newly-branded, revamped incarnation.

The yellow-journalism press rarely reports that ISIS was 100% planned, created and controlled by US/NATO/Israel/Turkey/Saudi forces. Publicly this newest bogeyman is reviled and used to whip up fear and bellicosity. Behind the scenes, ISIS is our shock troops, the go-to mercenaries to effect regime change in places like Libya and Syria, and ensure wavering countries like France tow the line.
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Learn about the other "Deep State" panel discussions taking place this weekend at the 2016 Left Forum in NYC.They will also be webcast by noliesradio: http://noliesradio.org/archives/114460

May 20 19:36

BREAKTHROUGH! 9/11 truth sneaks past gatekeepers into Left Forum (May 21-22 Weekend)

Entire "Deep State" track to be simulcast and archived by NoLiesRadio.org

In a major breakthrough for the 9/11 truth movement, the biggest annual left-wing event in America has suddenly opened its doors to leading critics of the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT) and other researchers into crimes of the Deep State.

I will give three presentations, beginning Saturday at noon Eastern with “Why Chomsky is Wrong About 9/11.”

Going to the Left Forum to criticize Chomsky is sort of like going to the Vatican to criticize the Pope. But the doctrine of Papal Infallibility does not apply to Chomsky, despite what some of his admirers seem to think. So I do not expect to be met by the left-wing version of the Spanish Inquisition. (Then again, NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!)

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More details on the Deep State forums to be webcast May 21-22 are at noliesradio
http://noliesradio.org/archives/114460

May 20 12:17

Meet the Hawks for Hillary!

A running list of military interventionists who have declared preference for the long-hated Democrat

May 19 08:32

LA's Nuclear Secret

The U.S. government secretly allowed radiation from a damaged reactor to be released into air over the San Fernando and Simi valleys in the wake of a major nuclear meltdown in Southern California more than 50 years ago — fallout that nearby residents contend continues to cause serious health consequences and, in some cases, death.

May 19 08:14

Poland Calls for Permanent Troops on Russian Border Amid NATO War Games

The hostile NATO buildup along the Russian border comes after the military bloc’s missile defense system recently went online in Romania and last Friday’s announcement of ongoing construction of a separate anti-Russian missile shield in Poland.

The Pentagon aims to get Russia to use resources to respond in kind along their Western border, also suggesting that Moscow’s nuclear deterrent will be neutralized by increased NATO missile defense.

May 19 08:14

France Hesitant to Approve NATO Control of Missile Defense System in Europe

France is reluctant to approve NATO taking control of the US-built European missile defense system.

May 18 09:11

Russia to counter NATO expansion with new radar station in Crimea - source

Russia will restore a missile attack warning station near Crimea’s Sevastopol to counter increasing NATO activity in the Black Sea, Izvestia daily reported, quoting a source in the Russian defense industry.

May 17 11:52

Clinton Foundation Bribes for Weapon Deals

“Crooked Hillary” is not just a nickname; it is a way of life. For the latest generation of indoctrinated millennials, who were educated in the black hole of Clinton’s actual political conduct for decades, the notion of selling out real national security for funding her family slush fund may be hard to swallow. For hard core Clintonistas, the practice of trading favors for money is politics 101, taught in the book from “Chinagate”. Lest you forget, “the transfer of America’s most sensitive technology, including but not limited to nuclear missile and satellite technology, apparently in exchange for millions of dollars in contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee”, is a family tradition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Accepting bribes for lucrative arms deals from foreign leaders is illegal for a Secretary of State to do; when will she be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for this outrageous behaviour?!?

The woman is so thoroughly crooked that she has more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot!!

May 17 11:17

Super Heroes Collide in Post-Traumatic America

The films not only dwell on mass violence, but on how people respond to such trauma: often by throwing themselves into the arms of an alleged protector. After 9/11, the American public rushed to the Federal government for security, acquiescing to a swelling of power for both the national security state (the Patriot Act, the militarization of the police, etc) and the warfare state (wars throughout the Greater Middle East).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How clearly laid bare, in the Marvel and DC Comics films, are the cycles of aggression, preemption, and calls for more wars, and the sacrifice of freedoms and rights for alleged security!

May 17 10:11

ELON MUSK JUST EXPOSED BILLIONS IN CORRUPT PENTAGON SPENDING TO WEAPONS MONOPOLY — HERE’S HOW

Lockheed Martin and Boeing continue to hold an unnecessarily costly monopoly on the Defense Department’s space program, despite an alternative that would spare taxpayers no less than $250 million — each time a space launch is conducted. Government favoritism for the United Launch Alliance — an alliance turned monopoly between Lockheed and Boeing — has left Elon Musk’s SpaceX out in the cold despite enormous potential savings.
As a report from Politico revealed, each space launch conducted by the ULA comes with a whopping $350 million price tag, and though SpaceX can promise the same for less than $100 million, ULA’s chokehold on the program will perpetuate the Pentagon’s wasteful spending for years to come.

Worse, as Politico explains, “ULA is under investigation by the Pentagon for possible corrupt bidding practices and is preparing to lay off 25 percent of its workforce. Its long-term viability is in doubt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The weapons acquisitions programs in the US are incestuous, between the politicians who green light these programs, and those corporations which, overtly and covertly, fund their election campaigns.

So what the American military is left with, at the end of the day, are weapons which absolutely do not work as promised, and are hideously over budget, and horrendously late in their delivery.

This is one of the major reasons that this is a really lousy time for those in Foggy Bottom to even be contemplating going to war with Russia or China; we do not have the the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia or China.

The only way to cure this is two two-fold: first, take money out of the equation for those Congressional representatives handing out these contracts.

Secondly, insert into the language of all contracts for US weaponry that if the item doesn't perform as advertised, the president of that company can be tried for breach of promise, convicted, and serve hard time.

I abhor war as an answer to geopolitical disputes the US government has with other countries; but I do not want to see our men and women in the military having to make do with inferior weaponry when they do have to fight.

May 17 09:58

Pentagon Wants AI to Read Social Media and Draw Up Lists of People for Lethal Autonomous Robots to Kill

“LARs [lethal autonomous robots] have the unique potential to operate at a tempo faster than humans can possibly achieve and to lethally strike even when communications links have been severed. Autonomous targeting technology will likely proliferate to nations and groups around the world. To prevent being surpassed by rivals, the United States should fully commit itself to harnessing the potential of fully autonomous targeting. The feared legal concerns do not appear to be an impediment to the development or deployment of LARs. Thus, operational commanders should take the lead in making this emerging technology a true force multiplier for the joint force.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, so when are these LARs units decide to work collectively, and kill everyone on planet earth?!?

I mean, targeted extrajudicial assassinations, signed off on by President Obama, are bad enough, but what happens when these machines develop a collective sense that all humankind being a blight on this planet?!?

Were I an operational commander in the military, I would be thinking very long and hard about the repercussions of such a device.

May 16 12:31

Let The Old Guys Do It!

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists! They have got the whole thing backwards!

May 16 11:31

Russia, China Missiles Overcome All Defenses

Last month, Russia and China each demonstrated hypersonic vehicles capable of rapidly delivering nuclear warheads to any locations in the world, with no present or near-term interception defense. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin compared the importance of these new weapons as on par with nuclear arms development.

He declared, “Whoever is first to achieve” mastery of hypersonic weapons will “overturn the principles” of how wars are waged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both Russia and China are sending a message; World War 3 is a really bad idea!

May 16 10:22

U.S NAVY FINALLY TAKES CONTROL OF ITS OVERPRICED $4 BILLION WARSHIP

United States military spending continues to prove its staggering mismanagement as multi-billion dollar contracts are issued and high-tech products are finalized; while cost-overruns, program shutdowns, and outright tech failures continue to be documented.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The weapons acquisition process for our military in the US is corrupt beyond belief.

And when weapons, and the planes or ships carrying them, do not absolutely work as advertised, the first time they are deployed, heads of those companies making such equipment should be indicted, tried, and convicted to hard jail time.

That MAY start to cure the problem.

May 16 08:33

Russia will soon get nuclear trains that will look like ordinary cargo trains from outside

• Before each new "nuclear train" will be located at 6 wagons with launchers of intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 "Jars". Wagons will look like ordinary wagons controlled, and the entire composition - as a regular duty

• One such composition to carry 24 nuclear warheads head. The old Soviet trains carried 30 warheads. The difference is not great, and even the accuracy of the new warheads considerably higher

• Nuclear trains for Russia guarantee that its backlash after an opponent - even if all its all submarines launchers and the shaft portion of terrestrial mobile carriers were destroyed - to be so powerful that his plan to deprive of sense

• The USSR had a railway combat missile systems "molodec" that existed and communicated throughout the country by 2003's. Constituted a serious effect because they wore 36 intercontinental missiles with 360 warheads

May 15 09:38

Why Russia's Reviving Its Nuke Trains

Russian "Barguzin" strategic missile trains may become an asymmetric response to NATO's complex European Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system deployed in Romania and Poland, military experts believe.

May 15 09:17

AmeriGEDDON: How to Resist Martial Law

Movie reveals why you NEED to prepare for an EMP attack: Fear Not & Plug the Blow-Holes

May 14 10:49

Israel's bomb

May 14 10:30

Torture, War, Assassinations are Part of the “New Normal”: Bush-Obama Powers Will Pass to Next President

Remember when coups and assassinations were secretive, when presidents were obliged to go to Congress and tell lies and ask permission for wars, when torture, spying, and lawless imprisonment were illicit, when re-writing laws with signing statements and shutting down legal cases by yelling “state secrets!” was abusive, and when the idea of a president going through a list of men, women, and children on Tuesdays to pick whom to have murdered would have been deemed an outrage?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this country's leadership ever had what could be characterised as a "moral center", it has been assassinated, courtesy of the last two administrations.

The only thing this country's leadership has, at the moment, is a "financial center", where wars are fought, not because of the US government being "on the right side of history", but how accessing resources around the world, to which American corporations have no moral right, justifies any wars this country's leadership might undertake.

It is a policy fraught with extraordinary hubris, and will ultimately bring the same result upon the US government as it did the Greek heroes of old; absolute, unmitigated disaster for this country.

May 14 10:17

The Ugly Consequences of the U.S. Military Having Immunity to Commit War Crimes in Afghanistan

Consistent with a longstanding pattern, the U.S. military, in lieu of accountability, is now doling out “condolence” payments of $6,000 to the families of those killed and $3,000 to the people wounded. But what is so remarkable about this latest case is that the U.S. military is dodging real consequences for a bloodbath it now admits to perpetrating (after originally changing its story at least four times, including an initial denial of culpability). What’s more, the Pentagon appears to be getting away with it, even though MSF has a high media profile, thanks to its prominent role as a western NGO. In November, MSF received considerable coverage for its harrowing report on the carnage inflicted by the U.S. military. “Patients burned in their beds, medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs, and others were shot by the circling AC-130 gunship while fleeing the burning building,” the medical charity documented.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable, from this Administration!!

May 13 22:08

‘GUN OWNERS ARE TERRORISTS’: #DropOutHillary NODS IN AGREEMENT

A video of a woman asserting that gun owners are terrorists during a round table meeting in New York yesterday shows Hillary Clinton nodding along in agreement.

May 13 15:15

Piece of the action

Piece of the Action Star Trek Episode.
The way things are going we wont have any action for Bela to get a piece of.

May 13 14:19

Global Catastrophe Imminent: “Asteroids, Robots and Engineered Viruses Will Kill Millions”

There is yet more confirmation that near-certain doom is headed for planet earth, and could kill or disrupt the lives of everyone on the planet.

In the next five years asteroids, super volcanic eruptions and unknown risks are ranked as the biggest threat to humanity.[…]

It may sound like the stuff of sci-fi films, but experts said these apocalyptic threats are more likely than many realise…

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 13 09:28

IN POETRY ~~~ WHERE IS THE APOLOGY?

“I AM BECOME DEATH THE DESTROYER OF WORLD”

May 12 09:57

US missile system in Romania poses threat to Russia: Kremlin

A senior Russian official has said the activation of a US missile system in Romania would constitute a threat to Russia's national security.

"Without doubt, the deployment of the PRO system really is a threat to the security of the Russian Federation," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday of the US missile system in Deveselu in southern Romania:

He added: "Measures are being taken to ensure the necessary level of security for Russia. The president himself (Vladimir Putin), let me remind you, has repeatedly asked who the system will work against?"
The remarks came as the United States switched on an $800 million missile system in Romania earlier in the day.

The US commander in Europe and Africa, Mark Ferguson, at an inauguration ceremony alongside NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, said that the missile system will help defend NATO members against the threat of short and medium-range ballistic missiles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has just escalated the arms race, with this installation, and big-time.

This will force Russia to respond in kind, but most probably asymmetrically.

May 12 09:32

IN TOONS ~~ POTUS RUBS SALT ON THE SURVIVORS OF THE HIROSHIMA BOMBING

Many are expecting Obama to apologise for atomic bomb during historic visit, but the White House says it won’t happen.

May 12 09:09

European Missile Shield: The US Has Just Restarted the Nuclear Arms Race

First agreed by the U.S. government 2007 and then canceled and relaunched by the newly-elected U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009, the missile defense shield's stated aim is to protect North America and Europe from so-called rogue states such as Iran and North Korea. That is part of a U.S. strategy that includes missile interceptors in California and Alaska.

To be sure the Kremlin was not content with this explanation, which is a clear defection from the carefully established Game Theory equilibrium in the aftermath of the nuclear arms race, and one which potentially removes a Russian first strike threat, thereby pressuring Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To recapitulate, there was no Russian "adventure" in Crimea, and the folks at Zero Hedge, for whom I generally have great respect, should know better.

When the existing, duly elected President of Ukraine was over thrown in a NATO/US/IMF- generated "putsch", and Poroshenko was installed as Ukraine's President, Crimea understood that it had no legitimate representation in Kiev.

And for the US government complicity in this coup, you have to look no further than this youtube video, published on 9 February, 2014, in which Undersecretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Victoria Nuland, admits that the US spent 5 billion dollars to subvert Ukraine:

video

So Crimea decided to hold a referendum, asking the Crimean people if they would like to petition the Russian Federation to accept it as a member; in a free and fair election, that was precisely what the Crimean people did, and Russia then accepted their request.

Russia did absolutely nothing wrong here whatsoever; those culpable for the coup are the US government; the IMF; and NATO.

Had this not happened, Crimea would most probably have been content to stay in Ukraine.

May 12 08:03

Russians are testing a rocket that could destroy the whole of France

Russia is preparing to test a nuclear rocket so powerful, according to Russian media that is able to erase from the face of the earth of Texas or France, and in just a few seconds.

In 2009. Russia has started to develop RS-28 Sarmat, super-heavy thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile. Today, seven years later, Russia is planning the first test of a new weapon.

The power of these missiles is such that it is anticipated that it could in just a few moments to wipe out the entire nation. Some because Sarmat called "machine for the end of the world", and some simply - "Satan", given that it is a successor to the R-36M missiles by NATO unofficially called - "Satan".

Unlike previousr, Sarmat will have technology that will allow her to avoid radar systems, which will may cause Russia’s rivals a considerable headaches in case of significant conflict.

May 11 12:41

CDC labs repeatedly faced secret sanctions for mishandling bioterror germs

A laboratory operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is among the handful of facilities that have secretly had their permits suspended in recent years for serious safety violations while working with bioterror pathogens, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY after winning a Freedom of Information Act appeal.

The CDC's own labs also have been referred for additional secret federal enforcement actions six times because of serious or repeated violations in how they've handled certain viruses, bacteria and toxins that are heavily regulated because of their potential use as bioweapons, the CDC admitted for the first time on Tuesday. Before USA TODAY won access to records of the lab suspension, the CDC had repeatedly refused to answer questions about its own labs' enforcement histories.

May 08 08:47

CWs in hands of Iraq terrorists traced to Turkey

Russia says the terrorists operating near the city of Tikrit in north-central Iraq have been found in possession of chemical weapons that have been sourced from Turkey.

May 07 08:48

CWs in hands of Iraq terrorists traced to Turkey

Russia says the terrorists operating near the city of Tikrit in north-central Iraq have been found in possession of chemical weapons that have been sourced from Turkey.

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Vitaly Churkin made the announcement to a UN Security Council meeting on Friday.

“These [explosive] compounds were either manufactured in Turkey or sold there without the right of re-­export,” he said.

The Russian envoy said the discovery had been made following the “analysis of core chemical components of explosive compounds seized from” terrorists near Tikrit, “a subsequent identification of producer companies, and a scrutiny of terms of sales to other countries.”

“Chemical warfare agents are rapidly spreading across the region and are used by terrorists whereas some of the [Security Council] member states are stubbornly seeking to turn a blind eye on that and go on blaming ‘the [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad’s regime’ for everything.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised by this development?!?!?

May 07 08:36

NATO won't surrender if Russia nukes Warsaw – ex-US Supreme Commander

“Putin-dominated” Russia is mistaken if it expects the US to surrender in a hypothetical conflict after Moscow nukes "say, Warsaw," a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe told CNN, promising retaliatory measures.
There is hardly a risk that Russia is going to stage a surprise attack tomorrow, yet Russia has invested in “a whole new set of military hardware” and has an “absolutely new doctrine,” retired US General Wesley Clark told CNN Money's Cristina Alesci.

“They are using nuclear weapons in their military exercise as a means of deescalating a conflict, as though they could fire a nuclear weapon at, say, Warsaw, and then NATO would say, “Oh, my goodness, we did not know you really mean it,” the former NATO commander said.

His opinion comes in unison with fears of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, who said last month that “Russia’s activity is a sort of existential threat because this activity can destroy countries.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against this insane demonisation of Russia escalating and soon.

Russia has done absolutely nothing wrong here, and to accuse it of wanting to blatantly destroy cities in Eastern Europe with nuclear weapons is highly irresponsible and unprofessional, on the part of General Wesley Clark.

But make no mistake about it: the American public and the world are getting "groomed" for wars against Russia and China, to prevent the ascendancy of either the ruble, or the gold-backed yuan.

And if you have wondered about the rush to war we are seeing from the Obama Administration, in an election year, here, potentially, is the reason: internal polling has suggested that if Trump is nominated by the Republicans, that he stands a very good chance of winning the general election over Clinton.

IF Trump has to deal with a combination of wars and a lousy economy from the moment of his inauguration, it will be to "punish" him for presenting a real alternative to the American people, and for offering a candidate who can not be bought off; the Establishment JUST HATES THAT!!

May 07 08:18

The Case Against Hillary Clinton

A proven catastrophe is far worse than a merely possible catastrophe; so, if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee, I shall vote for Donald Trump, and then just hope that the worst things that he had said regarding public policy were lies, and that the best things that he had said regarding public policy reflected his actual beliefs.

Hillary offers not only her lies but something real (a record that’s highly relevant to the office she’s seeking) — and it’s repulsive. Trump, by contrast, offers no relevant track-record at all on public-policy matters. That’s not a virtue on his part, it’s a lack of the worst possible vice (a vile record of actual policies while in public office), for a potential U.S. President.

Given a choice between a proven psychopath, versus merely a possible (or even a likely) psychopath, I’ll definitely opt for the latter. It’s the only intelligent thing to do. Anything else would be suckerdom.

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May 05 10:12

Massive Earthquake Looming As Pressure Builds On San Andreas Fault: “Wound Very, Very Tight”

Scientists have issued a dire warning that Southern California and the Los Angeles area could be in the path of a major earthquake of 7.0 magnitude or greater.

Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.
[…]

The devastating potential of the fault became clear with a 1857 temblor, which had an estimated magnitude of 7.9… The quake was so powerful that the soil liquefied, causing trees as far away as Stockton to sink. Trees were also uprooted west of Fort Tejon. The shaking lasted 1 to 3 minutes.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 04 20:28

Mattis versus Trump

Trump was invited last week by the The National Interest to give his first speech on foreign policy.

To everyone’s surprise – but probably not that of the organisaters - «the Donald» did not have anything to say about his position on various subjects, aimed at satisfying one lobby or another, but instead delivered an analysis of US policy and describing its total overhaul.

He delivered a criticism of neo-conservative ideology, which has held power since the coup d’etat of September 11th 2001.

He continued with an indirect attack on the «military-industrial complex», blaming the general excess of weapons in the world. There was no mistake – for the first time since the assassination of John Kennedy, a presidential candidate was denouncing the omnipotence of the arms manufacturers, who have eaten up almost all of US industry.

May 04 18:29

With Trump in, Bush will not 'participate' in White House contest

President George W. Bush is staying out of presidential campaign politics, a spokesman said Wednesday, an announcement that came just after Donald Trump became the Republican Party's presumptive nominee.
"President Bush does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign"

(*Another Reason To LIKE The Donald !)

May 04 09:22

US Army Is Getting Ready for a Great Power War (Read Russia or China)

Forget a lighter army for 'low-intensity' expeditions. US Army is arming to take on a heavily mechanized force

May 03 08:09

Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to Japan

President Obama may visit Hiroshima when he travels to Japan late this month for a summit of key industrialized nations, but he will not apologize for the World War II decision to destroy that city with an atomic bomb, the White House said Monday.

Asked by Yahoo News whether Obama believes Japan deserves a formal apology for the August 6, 1945, bombing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest replied: “No, he does not.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The historical fact is that Japan was already trying to surrender, but Truman wanted to prove to the world not only that the US had nuclear weapons, but was also psychotic enough to use them.

May 03 08:04

China, Russia criticize US missile system in S Korea

China has for the second time in as many months officially protested Washington’s expected deployment of an advanced missile system in the Korean peninsula.

The US and its South Korean ally have been in talks for the past three months to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, as a response to Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missile tests; experts warn that some are designed for carrying nuclear warheads.

During a press conference with his Russian counterpart in Beijing on Friday China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that both countries considered the US move far exceeding relevant actual defense needs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, I am tired of pussy-footing around! I only have another 7 months in office. Let's get this @#$%ing World War going, already!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 03 08:01

Germany's "brainless compliance" with US military build-up in Eastern Europe

"For this you need obedient vassals in Europe - and they have them" -- Alexander Neu
Sputnik Germany, March 31, 2016

May 02 14:51

EMP Attack Would Destroy Civilization: “A Nightmare You’ll Never Wake Up From”

The threat of an EMP – via natural event or deliberate attack – remains a grave one. Its potential as a WMD looms larger than any other weapons known to man.

“And if the electrical grid system is knocked out, it affects everything that depends upon that electrical grid. It could include our telecommunications, our banking and finance systems, our petroleum and natural gas transportation systems, our food and water delivery systems, our emergency services. It also affects all of the automated control devices that we take for granted every day, like the automatic control of lights, our surge system.”

He added, “It would be a nightmare you’ll never wake up from.”

Read more

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May 02 11:33

Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad. «By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria».

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If, in fact, these charges are true, is this REALLY "the woman" you want to have in the White House as President?!?

The woman for whom money and power mean....EVERYTHING, and she will do or say ANYTHING to hang on to it if elected, no matter how badly it effected the American people?!?

The woman who has proven that she will do ANYTHING to "regime change" governments not to the US government's liking?!?

Please remember, if she is on the Democratic ticket in November, and steals the election, or gets voted in, she is a warmonger of the highest order, and has never seen a US military intervention she did not like.

Oh yes, and bet on this: the return of the military draft, for both young men and women.

I remember, in those days right after the false flag sarin attack in Syria, how intensely Obama and Kerry were arguing that the US military had no choice but to invade Syria, and regime-change the country.

And the man who became Syria's international saviour, Russia's Vladimir Putin, was, fortunately, able to talk some sense into the American government, and the US government blinked.

The wars which the US has started, and are festering and simmering, globally, like a bad, contagious infection, will continue apace under a second Clinton presidency; that's just the cold hard reality.

May 02 07:38

China tests ICBM capable of striking US within half an hour

Beijing has successfully tested a new long-range ballistic missile capable of engaging any potential target worldwide. The rocket takes just 30 minutes to cover its maximum 12,000km range and can deliver multiple strikes on any nuclear-capable state.

The launch of China’s Dongfeng-41 (East Wind, DF-41) missile was registered by the US satellite tracking system in real time, the Washington Free Beacon reports, although the location of the launch was not immediately revealed. The launch was made from a new road-mobile platform, and is reportedly the seventh test-firing of the DF-41.

May 02 07:19

Russian Missiles' Global Reach: Does Moscow Need Military Bases Abroad?

Throughout the 20th century, military analysts have considered military bases abroad to be an indicator of a state's power and influence, demonstrating whether or not a country has the right to call itself a great power. Recently, with advances in military technology, Russian politicians and the military have begun questioning this logic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same applies to the United States. Why do we need hundreds of military bases in foreign nations to "protect" us when US nuclear missiles can strike anywhere on the globe if we are attacked? And the answer is obvious. Those foreign US bases do not protect the US; they exist to enforce the US' will on those foreign governments!

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