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TORTURE/WAR CRIMES

Feb 24 15:38

UK Tracking 257 Possible Saudi War Crimes In Yemen

Britain is tracking 257 alleged breaches of international humanitarian law committed in Yemen by Saudi Arabia, a major UK arms customer, the government has admitted.

Feb 23 15:32

DoJ moves to prevent CIA official from detailing role in Bush-era torture

Court filing from Trump’s justice department says government ‘anticipates asserting state secrets privilege’ to prevent CIA deputy director Gina Haspel from being deposed

Feb 23 13:05

British suicide bomber in Iraq had won compensation for Guantanamo detention

An ISIS suicide bomber from Britain who blew himself up in an attack on Iraqi forces this week had been given compensation for his detention in the Guantanamo Bay military prison, Western security sources said on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those people may not be terrorists before they are tortured by the US, but they sure are afterwards! At least in this case there will be no more concerns about recidivism!

Feb 23 07:10

Refugee on trial in Austria accused of executing 20 Syrian soldiers

A Syrian refugee is on trial in western Austria for allegedly murdering at least 20 unarmed or wounded soldiers during the Syrian civil war, local media reported.

The trial for the 27-year-old man began in the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol state on Wednesday. He was arrested in June 2016 after allegedly boasting about the killings to a fellow Syrian at a refugee center.

Feb 21 23:28

Ex-CIA Officer: Trump Security Adviser Wants to Deter Russia

US President Donald Trump's new national security adviser is on the record as wanting to deter Russia in Europe but is also capable of moderation and original thought, former CIA officer Phil Giraldi told Sputnik.

McMaster enjoys the strong support of arch Republican hawk Senator John McCain and US neoconservatives, Giraldi pointed out.

He is much loved by the neoconservatives with Bill Kristol and John McCain gushing over the appointment, which should give one pause,he stated.

Feb 21 23:08

Trump's New National Security Advisor Wrote The Book On How To Fight Russia

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve as President Donald Trump’s new National Security Advisor, but prior to his new posting, the bold general was in charge of a program examining how the U.S. will fight a resurgent Russia.

Feb 21 21:05

How Many People Would Die in a War Between the US and Russia?

From the frying pan into the fire.

One does not have to look far to find the people who are heading up the war planning. Yesterday, President Trump appointed Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, an army strategist, as his new national security advisor.

The selection of McMaster is broadly seen as a concession to Trump’s anti-Russia critics in the political and intelligence establishment. He is the leading figure in an Army project called the Russia New Generation Warfare study, whose participants have made repeated trips to the battlefields of eastern Ukraine to study Russia’s military capabilities and devise strategies and weapons systems to defeat them. McMaster has called on the US to prepare for high-intensity conventional war with Russia, involving not only long-range missile systems and stealth aircraft, but also “close” combat.

Feb 19 15:37

FLASHBACK : The Roots of the Refugee Crisis Caused by the West

“The reason so many are fleeing places such as Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq is that U.S. and European interventionist foreign policy has left these countries destabilized with no hopes of economic recovery,”explainedformer congressman and three-time presidential contender Ron Paul, a leading voice for a constitutional, non-interventionist U.S. foreign policy. “This mass migration from the Middle East and beyond is a direct result of the neocon foreign policy of regime change, invasion, and pushing ‘democracy’ at the barrel of a gun.”

“Contrary to what one might expect, U.S. military aid doesn’t produce willing, cooperative, or effective security partners. Instead, it incentivizes bad behavior and drives the sources of terrorism: corruption, violence, and poor governance. Unwittingly, this policy is creating its own enemies,” writes Jeremy Ravinsky.

Feb 17 15:09

Navy Seals in Yemen Kill Tribal Leader Working With US-Backed Government

We attacked our allies,not AlQaeda and killed our allies women and children.
YUP! Putin appears to have taken the gloves off after Trump's comments on giving Crimea back.

New details of a January raid by US forces against al-Qaeda in Yemen that left 26 people dead are raising new questions about the mission. A tribal leader enlisted by the US-supported Yemeni government to fight Shiite rebel factions was among those killed in the raid, according to local authorities.

Feb 16 10:53

Netanyahu to ‘Examine’ Possibility of Settlement Freeze

As long as Trump "gives him" Syria's Golan Heights.

Following the meeting with President Trump in the White House, the Israeli premier promised to ‘examine’ Trump’s public request that he ‘hold back’ on construction in the West Bank; Netanyahu also asked the president to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, adding, 'I wouldn't say that he was surprised by my request.'

Feb 15 13:25

Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake

Donald Trump just loves Israel!

Published on Jul 1, 2015

To mark the 48th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, TRNN speaks to survivor Sgt. Bryce Lockwood and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

Feb 14 11:56

Trump expects Russia to ‘return Crimea' – White House

Trump has lost his mind or he is not in control of the government!

US President Donald Trump has been tough on Russia and expects Moscow to “return” the Crimea peninsula to Ukraine, the White House spokesman told reporters.

Addressing the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn – hounded by the media over his contacts with Russian diplomats prior to Trump’s inauguration – Spicer pointed out that Russia “seized” Crimea under the Obama administration and that the Trump-appointed ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has “strongly denounced the Russian occupation.”

"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea," Spicer said at the daily news briefing on Tuesday. “At the same time, he fully expects to – and wants to – get along with Russia."

Feb 14 08:48

Syrian President Assad Calls Western Atrocity Reports “Fake News”

By Brandon Turbeville

In his first interview with Western Corporate media since the election of Donald Trump, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sat before Western media and answered a number of questions that were raised as a result of the Trump election and a recently released report by Amnesty International alleging the execution by hanging of 13,000 prisoners at Saydnaya Prison...

Feb 13 08:49

TRUMP RELEASES TORTURE REPORTS!

The issue is that accusations were circulating that Trump’s administration would attempt to hide this report or prevent it from reaching the current trials of Guantanamo Bay detainees (in support of their defense). Instead Trump administration complied and delivered the requested report after delay by Obama administration.

Feb 11 12:41

Trump’s Foreign Policy at a Crossroads

By Robert Parry

If you wanted to bring sanity to a U.S. foreign policy that has spun crazily out of control, there would be some immediate steps that you – or, say, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – could take, starting with a renewed commitment to tell the truth to the American people.

If you wanted to base U.S. foreign policy on the firm foundation of reality, you also could let the American people in on who is actually the principal sponsor of the terrorism that they’re concerned about: Al Qaeda, Islamic State, the Taliban – all Sunni-led outfits, none of which are backed by Shiite-ruled Iran. Yet, all we hear from Official Washington’s political and media insiders is that Iran is the chief sponsor of terrorism.

Feb 11 11:42

Kushner Foundation Bankrolls Radical Jewish West Bank Settlers

In recent years, the parents of Jared Kushner – the son-in-law and trusted confidant of President-elect Donald Trump – have donated tens of thousands of dollars to organizations and institutions located in the West Bank settlements, according to their tax forms.

The U.S. State Department has long held that the settlements are an impediment to peace. During the election campaign, however, Trump’s key advisers on Israel challenged this position.

On average, the family donates a few million dollars a year to charitable causes through the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation, tax forms for the years 2010 through 2014 show. The average donation is typically in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. Jared Kushner – as well as his brother and two sisters – sits on the board of his parents’ family foundation, which was created in 1997.

Feb 11 07:25

Yemen's Houthis eject pres. Hadi who UK, US, Israel back

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 93 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

The Monarchy's attacks have so far claimed the lives of at least 4,727 civilians, mostly women and children.

Feb 10 11:28

Discredited Iraq war probe to be shut down within months

A controversial £60m probe into allegations against Iraq war veterans will be shut down within months.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said 90% of misconduct cases involving British troops would be dropped, while 20 others would be dealt with by the Royal Navy Police.

It comes after a damning report by the Commons Defence Committee, which said The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) had become a "seemingly unstoppable self-perpetuating machine".

Feb 09 12:06

Crimes against Humanity? Israel Bans Delivery of Anaesthesia Gas to Gaza Hospitals

Israel has banned anaesthetic gas from entering the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Health revealed yesterday.

This is the third time that the occupation has prevented Nitrous Oxide (nitrox) gas, which is used for patients during surgery, from entering the besieged enclave, the ministry’s spokesman, Ashraf Al-Qidra, said. The ban means a number of urgent medical procedures have now been halted, he explained.

There are currently 200 patients awaiting urgent medical treatment in Gaza’s hospitals, Al-Qidra said.

Feb 09 11:28

10 Reasons America Will Be Judged As The Most Brutal Empire In History

As with all empires, these “means” have become increasingly violent and destructive in the face of resistance. Yet, only a few more dominoes are left to knock over for America to complete a plan set in motion well before they were one of the colonies. That is unless, of course, other world powers break ranks and attempt to stop the conquerors, which could lead to a large scale conflict.

Regardless, when the dust settles and moral history is written, America and her Western cohorts will likely be viewed as the most brutal empire in history. Here are ten reasons why this is already the case:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump's comment applies here, "What, you think our country's so innocent?”

Feb 09 11:27

10 Evil Crimes Of The British Empire

At its height, the British Empire was the largest to have ever existed. Aside from covering most of the globe, it was responsible for some of the greatest advances in engineering, art, and medicine that the world will ever know. The Empire gave us steam engines, penicillin, radar, and even television.However, life under the British wasn’t all just incredible inventions. Alongside the good stuff the Empire did sat a whole ream of not-so-good stuff, and alongside that a whole load of other stuff so evil it’d make Dick Dastardly balk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump's comment applies here, "What, you think our country's so innocent?”

Feb 08 09:32

Amnesty International “Human Slaughterhouse” Report Lacks Evidence, Credibility, Reeks Of State Department Propaganda

By Brandon Turbeville

In yet another act of “convenient” timing, Amnesty International has released a bombshell report alleging the execution by hanging of 13,000 Syrian prisoners by the Syrian government from 2011-2015. The report, “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings And Extermination At Saydnaya Prison, Syria,” which contains rather detailed descriptions of torture, rape, and execution as well as other horrific activity has no doubt caught the attention of many people, even those who have followed the events transpiring in Syria for the last six years. However, there is one important aspect of the report that Amnesty International lacks . . . evidence...

Feb 08 09:08

Yemen Withdraws Permission for US Ground Operations

Trump is now a killer of children. The man is losing support fast and by the day with his neocon cabinet and talk of war. Let us see if the Soros sponsored snowflakes step up their violence,which always seems to bring more support to Trump.

The Trump Administration’s claims that a January 29 ground raid in Yemen was a “success” appear to be on increasingly flimsy ground, with the Yemeni government today announcing it has revoked permission for all future US ground operations on their soil.

Feb 07 10:16

NOTORIOUS BUSH-ERA NEOCON ELLIOTT ABRAMS UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE

The Iran-Contra Affair happened some 35 years ago. A major black eye for the Reagan Administration, it was also the first in a long line of blotches on the record of then-Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams, who was convicted of two counts of withholding information from Congress regarding the affair, pardoned in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush. As a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, he was a supporter of the US invasion of Iraq, and played a major role in the failed military coup in Venezuela.

Feb 06 22:36

Ron Paul: Business As Usual - Is Trump's Foreign Policy Just More Bush And Obama?

On this episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report, Dr. Paul asks "In the first weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump looks like he is taking up his predecessors' aggressive foreign policy and kicking it up a notch. Is this what America voted for? More war?

Feb 06 13:47

Afghan airstrikes killed and injured record number of civilians in 2016

Airstrikes killed and injured more civilians in Afghanistan last year than at any time since the United Nations (UN) began systematically recording casualties there in 2009.

Feb 04 15:30

How the US Helped Create Al Qaeda and ISIS

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

Feb 04 10:55

‘US interventions a reason for migrant crisis, US should share burden’ – Austrian Chancellor

The Austrian Chancellor hit the nail on the head. The US government and the American people are solely responsible for the mass of Muslim refugees invading Europe and the US.
You were elected to stop the wars Trump not continue the atrocities that drive these people out of their homes and countries. Stop the damn illegal,unconstitutional wars!

The US shares responsibility for the ongoing migrant crisis, according to Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern. Speaking on the sidelines of an EU summit in Malta, he stated that American “interventions” are in part to blame for the refugee flows.

“There is no doubt that America shares responsibility for the refugee flows by the way how it intervened militarily,” Kern said on Saturday, as cited by AFP.

“It’s unacceptable for the international community if America wants to avoid responsibility.

Feb 03 20:26

How the US government perverted the course of justice to avoid war crimes prosecutions

The Obama administration worked closely with Republicans during President Obama’s first few months in office to protect Bush administration officials facing an overseas criminal investigation for their involvement in establishing policies that condoned the use of torture.

Feb 03 13:19

The US may have to consider firing on Iranian boats after latest Houthi attack

This is complete insanity. This will start a war! I didn't vote for this!

But according to Brennan, the US may not allow hostile, unresponsive ships to get so close to Navy vessels after a force associated with Iran used suicide boats to kill two Saudi sailors.

"The overarching duty of self-defense mandates revision of the ROE to provide a sufficient 'bubble' to prevent the risk of a suicide attack, particularly from swarming boats," Brennan said in an email to Business Insider.

Feb 03 10:17

NEW CIA DEPUTY DIRECTOR BRIEFLY RAN BLACK SITE IN THAILAND WHERE DETAINEES WERE WATERBOARDED

Gina Haspel, who once was in charge of operating a CIA secret prison in Thailand where at least two detainees were waterboarded and tortured, was selected by CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the CIA’s deputy director.

Although Pompeo publicly pledged during his confirmation hearing to keep the CIA out of the “enhanced interrogation business,” Haspel’s appointment is an ominous development. It significantly increases the likelihood that the CIA will restore some torture techniques, which were banned by President Barack Obama.

“Gina is an exemplary intelligence officer and a devoted patriot who brings more than 30 years of agency experience to the job,” Pompeo declared. “She is also a proven leader with an uncanny ability to get things done and to inspire those around her. We are fortunate that someone of her intellect, skill, and experience will be our Deputy Director. I know she will do an outstanding job, and I look forward to working with her closely in the years ahead.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gina Haspel is precisely the kind of operative the American Deep State loves; someone loyal to the financial agendas it decrees, and will do anything she deems necessary to accomplish those ends.

Anything, regardless of whether is either productive...or moral.

Ms. Haspel, as a Christian Pacifist Activist, and someone not terribly happy when her country commits war crimes through torture, I will be quietly watching...and witnessing.

Feb 02 12:02

For hardline West Bank settlers, Jared Kushner's their man

For many in the Israeli settlement of Bet El, deep in the occupied West Bank, Donald Trump's choice of Jared Kushner as his senior adviser on the Middle East is a sign of politics shifting in their favor.

They regard Kushner, whose family's charitable foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to their settlement, as part of a diplomatic rebalancing after what they view as eight years of anti-Israel bias under the U.S. administration of Barack Obama.

"He will stand up for our interests. I suppose he will lean in our favor," said Avi Lavi, 46, who has lived in Bet El for more than 40 years. "He'll be fair, as opposed to Obama, whose policy leaned always towards the Arabs."

Feb 02 10:11

Mad Dog on the Prowl: the Blood-soaked Career of General James Mattis

By Gary G. Kohls, MD
“It is clear that Trump’s secretary of defense selection of Mattis, an unprosecuted war criminal, is yet another egregious act against justice and the rule of international law. Mattis was a high-level marine commander overseeing both sieges of Fallujah who then played an active role in making sure eight marines involved in a massacre walked away from any appropriate punishment.” – Dahr Jamail (http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38620-james-mattis-is-a-war-crimina...)Jamail wrote:

Feb 02 10:10

IF AMERICANS TRULY CARED ABOUT MUSLIMS, THEY WOULD STOP KILLING THEM BY THE MILLIONS

In the most dramatic expression of insider opposition to a sitting administration’s policies in generations, over 1,000 U.S. State Department employees signed on to a memo protesting President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries setting foot on U.S. soil. Another recent high point in dissent among the State Department’s 18,000 worldwide employees occurred in June of last year, when 51 diplomats called for U.S. air strikes against the Syrian government of President Bashar al Assad.

Feb 01 22:42

Tracked Warcrimes by the US backed, Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen

All that, after being told by the Americans that no one would intervene militarily in Yemeni affairs, contradicting the announcement made by the Government of Saudi Arabia that the military operation was a response to Hadis request.
Since then and until this moment thousands of airstrikes are attacking different areas in different Yemeni governorates, not only military targets, but everything Yemeni whether they are innocent people or a livestock.

Constructors, government, health, education facilities, economic facilities and infrastructures, bridges, roads, airports, seaports, Power Stations, water systems, sanitation and stores for food, finishing off with direct targeting residential quarters and ordinary neighborhoods.
Committing hundreds of the most heinous crimes and massacres against innocents who were killed in their homes, markets, weddings, funeral, and IDP camps.

Feb 01 22:32

US Raid Destroyed Most of Yemen Village, FM Blasts ‘Extrajudicial Killing’

The SEALS,the elite couldn't beat women defending their village so they called in airstrikes and helicopter gunships and destroyed a whole village.
Trump needs to look into why these"elite forces",can't outfight women without relying on airpower. Pathetic! And our puppets condemned the raid also.

The weekend raid by SEAL Team 6 forces into Yemen to target what was described as “al-Qaeda headquarters,” was championed by the administration as a great success in the initial wake of it, but subsequent accounts have instead shown a complete disaster, with losses among the attack US forces and substantial harm to civilians, virtually destroying the entire village and leading Yemen’s Foreign Minister to fault the attack as “extrajudicial killings.”

Feb 01 09:52

Defense Attorneys In Chicago Torture Video Case Complain That It’s ‘Sad And Unfortunate’ That Four Suspects Are Receiving Death Threats

Defense attorneys for the four suspects accused of tying up and torturing a mentally disabled man while they live streamed it on Facebook are complaining that the foursome have received death threats.

‘It is sad and unfortunate that many have commented on these young men and women without knowing all the facts,’ said Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli after a hearing on Friday. ‘They have been denounced in the media before anything has been proven.’

Jan 31 12:15

United States War Crimes: From Korea to Afghanistan

The issue of War Crimes emerged after World War I at the Versailles Conference, but it was not until the end of World War II that a more comprehensive definition of what constitutes war crimes was developed. First among new international conventions addressing war crimes was the 1950 Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal. Its fundamental premise was that the conduct of war in violation of international treaties was a crime against peace. Ill treatment of prisoners of war, killing hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages was a war crime. Crimes against humanity include murder, extermination, deportation, and prosecution based on political, racial or religious grounds.

Jan 31 10:10

When Trump Does Something Right, We Must Back Him As With The Executive Order Ban On Muslims Entering The US

Just remember,it is the criminal actions of dc and Israel that have caused these massive flows of refugees. It is the NWO Clash of Civilizations.

I cannot believe the anti-Trump protests at airports and across the nation. Trump is trying to prevent the historic killing and terror events which are a major part of muslim 'culture'. Imposing even a 90 day ban on incoming muslims from murder and terror states like Somalia Iraq & Sudan is strictly logical and represents a bare minimum of common sense. What are White Americans thinking of protesting someone who is making good on part of his promises to the voters to protect them from terrorist butchery? These Muslims want to kill us and subjugate out culture to theirs. They have defiled Europe and Australia already. Their history is horrifying in its sheer death and violence.

Jan 31 09:34

Obama killed a 16-year old American in Yemen. Trump just killed his 8-year old sister

Trump now has the blood of innocents smeared on his face. I didn't vote for this!

In 2010, President Obama directed the CIA to assassinate an American citizen in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki, despite the fact that he had never been charged with (let alone convicted of) any crime, and the agency successfully carried out that order a year later with a September, 2011 drone strike.

Two weeks after the killing of Awlaki, a separate CIA drone strike in Yemen killed his 16-year-old American-born son, Abdulrahman, along with the boy’s 17-year-old cousin and several other innocent Yemenis.

On Sunday, the Navy’s SEAL Team 6, using armed Reaper drones for cover, carried out a commando raid on what it said was a compound harboring officials of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. A statement issued by President Trump lamented the death of an American service member and several others who were wounded, but made no mention of any civilian deaths.

Jan 30 12:00

UK Activists Detained For Disarming Saudi-Bound Warplanes To Prevent ‘War Crimes’ In Yemen

Two men have been arrested in Lancashire, UK for trying to disarm and prevent Saudi-bound warplanes from taking off and delivering weapons that they say would be used to bomb Yemen. They are being held on suspicion of criminal damage.

The two men detained on Sunday had somehow gained entry into the BAE Systems site in Warton, where the planes were reportedly awaiting departure. The men – Reverend Dan Woodhouse, a Methodist minister in Leeds, and Sam Walton, a Quaker – say their actions were intended to “save lives,” in a statement on Facebook.

Jan 28 11:43

Trump Will Defer to Mattis on Torture Ban

In comments that signal a shift away from his talk earlier this week over the US resuming the use of torture on detainees, President Trump today confirmed in comments during a joint conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying he is leaving the torture question up to Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Mattis has made clear his opposition to torture, and his belief that it isn’t effective, and despite Trump once again today insisting he believes torture works, he will defer to Mattis, and Trump says he expects Mattis to keep the ban in place.

This makes the entire discussion over the week about torture, with Trump insisting top intelligence chiefs had assured him torture was a great way to extract information, pretty pointless, as both Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo had made clear their opposition to the practice, and Trump apparently did not intend to overrule them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

Jan 27 08:27

Kushner's (AKA Trump) Syrian Safe Zone A Spit At Russia and Assad - Morris

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Any US sponsored safe zones will be recruiting places for mercenaries to destabilise the Middle East and increase the sectarianism.

Jan 27 08:03

FLASHBACK - A Brief History of CIA Assassination Programs

“Before irrefutable evidence of its vast kidnapping and interrogation programme post-2001 surfaced, the CIA similarly used to claim, year after year, that it had never been in the torture business either. Torture manuals drafted by the agency would surface – a 128-page secret how-to-torture guide produced by the CIA in July 1963 called Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation, another 1983 manual, enthusiastically used by CIA clients in the ‘Contra’ war against central American leftist nationalists in President Reagan’s years – and the agency would deny, waffle and evade until the moment came simply to dismiss the torture charge as “an old story”.
In fact the agency took a keen practical interest in torture and assassination from its earliest days, studying Nazi interrogation techniques avidly.

Jan 26 19:23

Trump Preparing To Reopen CIA Overseas Prisons: Reports

The administration of US President Donald Trump is preparing an executive order to reopen the CIA’s undocumented overseas prisons, known as black sites, where the spy agency held terrorist suspects before former President Barack Obama closed them, reports say.

The White House is saying this report is fake news.

Jan 26 18:26

Fight Fire With Fire: Trump Outlines His Plan For ISIS

By Derrick Broze

President Trump is ready to waterboard members of ISIS. Is he bringing torture back or just continuing the tradition?

“As far as I’m concerned, we have to fight fire with fire,” President Donald Trump said on Wednesday night in an interview with ABC News. In his first televised interview since being sworn in on January 20, Trump covered a wide range of topics. The comments regarding fighting fire with fire were in relation to the president’s view on how to combat the terror group Daesh (also known as ISIS).

Trump was questioned about his previous statements in support of the use of torture, specifically the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding. Trump said he believes waterboarding works and is considering reinstating the technique. However, Trump did admit that he will yield to the recommendations made by Defense Secretary James Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo...

Jan 26 15:59

Rand Paul To Trump: No, Torture Doesn't Work

Senator Rand Paul Discusses President Trump's Torture Talks: It's 'Against the Law and I Hope It Will Remain Against the Law.' Also, a look at some of Trump's statements on torture from the 2016 campaign.

Jan 26 14:52

Secret Visit To Syria: Tulsi Gabbard CNN

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard tells CNN "America must stop financing terrorists in Syria."

Jan 26 13:09

No, Torture Doesn’t “Work”

“A lot of these people who weigh in heavily on interrogation have no idea how little they know, [and do so] because of what they see on television,” said Kleinman, chairman of the research advisory committee to the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG).

“There is, at best, anecdotal evidence to support torture,” said Kleinman, who emphasized that he was not speaking for the HIG.

“There is, on the other hand, a robust body of scientific literature and field testing that demonstrates the efficacy of a relationship-based, rapport-based, cognitive-based approach to interrogation, as well as a robust literature that would suggest torture immediately undermines a source’s ability to be a reliable reporter of information: memory is undermined, judgment is undermined, decision-making is undermined, time-references are undermined. And this is only from a purely operational perspective; we can’t take the morality out of strategy.”

Jan 26 12:16

Draft Executive Order On CIA ‘Black Sites’ Renews Questions About Trump’s Torture Policy

President Donald Trump’s openness to waterboarding and torture of terrorist suspects could lead to the review and ultimate reopening of CIA interrogation programs used in secret “black sites” worldwide, if a leaked executive order draft is any indication.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that a copy of a draft executive order distributed to major media outlets including the New York Times and Associated Press on Wednesday “is not a White House document.”

Jan 26 08:09

‘Not like Gitmo’: Israeli interrogators explain torture methods to media

Israeli interrogators with experience in using ‘special means’ of interrogation, which involve inflicting physical pain on detainees, have described details of their methods to an Israeli newspaper.

Jan 26 08:06

‘Trump didn’t consult Moscow on Syria safe zone plan, should consider all consequences’ – Kremlin

First Trump says he wont take sanctions off Russia unless they give up some nukes. The Russians consider those sanctions unjustified and onerous and now this. Anything good this guy might do will be destroyed by war with Russia.
The Donald is going south and fast!

Moscow has reacted to Donald Trump’s plans on establishing ‘safe zones’ for Syrian refugees, with the Kremlin spokesman saying the question had not been raised with Russia, while also suggesting the US should consider the possible consequences of such a move.
Trends
Islamic State, Syria unrest

“Our American partners did not consult with Russia [regarding the ‘safe zones’]. It is their sovereign decision,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters on Thursday.

He noted the importance of considering all the possible outcomes of taking such a step.

Jan 26 06:18

DRAFT ORDER FOR RE-OPENING CIA ‘BLACK SITE’ PRISONS WOULD MARK RETURN TO DARK ERA

When the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held its confirmation hearing for CIA director Mike Pompeo, not a single senator asked a question about whether President Donald Trump planned to re-open the CIA’s detention network of “black site” prisons. But now, a drafted executive order has reignited concern over whether Trump will restore facilities and reinstate policies, which involved the routine and systematic violation of human rights.

Webmaster addition: The White House is claiming that the report of this draft by the New York Slimes and Washington Compost is fake, and no such draft has been written by the administration.

Jan 23 12:13

The Greatest Mass Rape in History

App's "Ravishing the Women of Conquered Europe"
horrible crime against women about which the Politically Correct feminists are strangely silent,

The Greatest Mass Rape in History
Kevin Alfred Strom

Jan 20 14:03

Why Did War Criminal Obama Grant Clemency To Manning?

The bona fide war criminal Barack Obama commuted the unjust prison sentence of political prisoner and courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning (along with Oscar López Rivera and others). It is a big deal. But does it mitigate the numerous heinous crimes of Barack Obama?

Jan 20 09:47

New CIA Docs Offer Torture Details, Show Internal Debate

Despite intense efforts to keep most of the details of their use of torture secret over recent years, the CIA’s most recent release of documents included several which shed new light on the practice of torture, as well as underscoring an intense internal debate within the agency about the policy.

Among these were cables about the torture of Abu Zubaydah, revealing he was waterboarded 83 different times in a single month, and kept in a small box to small for him to sit up in for hours on end to induce pain. It also revealed there was a formal policy of smacking him repeatedly head-first into walls, with torturers admonished to put a rolled up towel behind his neck to prevent permanent neck injuries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; this is what your government did in your name, and with your tax dollars; don't you feel proud?!?

And particularly in light of the following:

US report on 'enhanced interrogation' concludes: torture doesn't work

Apparently, no one in Bush's administration even wanted to consider the
incredible successes of World War II's German interrogator, Hans Scharff, who only used kindness and communication as his tools for extracting information.

The Friendliest Interrogator Of World War II Was A German

In fact, this man's humaneness was so revered by the American government, that at the end of the war, he was invited to teach his techniques to the American military.

What he did worked, and worked without harming anyone; what the US government did, or had done, didn't work, and was thoroughly morally repugnant to anyone with a sense of conscience.

People who torture, and love it, are mentally ill vermin who "get off" on the process, because they know that there wil be no repercussions for their actions.

But for that unholy trinity of Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney to have signed off on the use of torture, at the highest level of this government...does make me wonder about the state of their minds, and souls (if they have any).

And please consider this; when the US government tortures, or outsources torture, that demonstrates to the rest of the world that it does not honor human rights in the least, nor follows the dictates of Constitution; the Bill of Rights; or the Geneva Conventions.

And also, when the US government tortures, it gives other countries around the world which don't particularly care for the US government carte blanche to torture American civilians and our military.

Please chew on that for awhile, if you have family or friends in our military.

Jan 20 09:12

Abu Ghraib torture – How many tortured Iraqis would you think have since then joined IS?

“The U.S. Department of Defense must release a cache of photos showing how Army personnel treated detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison and other sites in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday….

The number of photos sought in the lawsuit has not been disclosed but has been estimated at roughly 2,000, according to the Congressional Record and court papers…..

After Hellerstein in March 2015 ordered the release of additional photos, [Defense Secretary] Carter allowed the release of 198 but kept the remainder under wraps, citing a review of a "representative sample" by four high-ranking generals……

The judge said that while risks remained, including that portions of Iraq had been "overrun" by the Islamic State, he could not blindly accept withholding the remaining photos.”

Jan 20 07:33

Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Invites Bush-Cheney Insider To Serve As Key Advisor In Trump White House

Neil Patel served as Dick Cheney's right hand man and even represented Cheney at meetings during Bush's reign. Patel is set to help Kushner, who has become a key Trump advisor, on the Middle east conflict. Here is a photo of Patel with Cheney from The U.S. National Archives, and also a photo of Patel with Karl Rove going way back to 2003. Trump often describes Kushner as 'very smart,' but the director of Harvard's college preparatory program at the time described Kushner's admission as "an unusual choice for Harvard to make" given that he was "not anywhere near the top of his class." Kushner's felon daddy donated $2.5 million dollars to Harvard prior to Kushner's admission. Last summer at a Town Hall Q&A, a very polite elderly gentleman told Donald trump that "I'm opposed to wasting our military in the Middle East on behalf of Zionist Israel.

Jan 19 16:59

Numerous Human Rights Abuses Committed By Students Of US Pentagon Schools

A number of foreign military officers who attended US Pentagon schools have gone on to commit rape, murder, genocide and carry out coups, data from the State Department reveal.

The Center for Public Integrity reports that at least 17 high-ranking foreign students that attended the schools between 1985 and 2010 have been convicted of human rights abuses and crimes in their home countries.

Jan 19 12:38

Chelsea Manning's Attorneys: Obama's Commutation Will Help Save Life Of Jailed Army Whistleblower

In one of his final acts in office, President Obama shortened the sentences of 209 prisoners and pardoned 64 individuals on Tuesday. The list included Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is now set to be freed on May 17, after Obama reduced her sentence from 35 years to seven. According to her attorneys, she is already the longest-held whistleblower in U.S. history.

Jan 19 12:11

The Ugly Specter Of Torture And Lies

January 17 was an unusually good day for truth and human rights on both sides of the Atlantic. Even before President Obama commuted whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s long prison sentence, the British Supreme Court ruled unanimously that government ministers cannot claim “state immunity” or other specious grounds to avoid legal accountability in cases of abduction (rendition) and torture.

Jan 19 11:44

Reality check: Is #Pizzagate #Fakenews or Has It Just Not Been Officially Investigated?

There is no proof here that there is a child sex-ring operating out of a DC pizza parlor. Investigators have already proven that there is nothing to the story, right? Well, actually, no; and that's what you need to know.

For all that is here, there has not been single public investigation of any of this... not from the local police, not from the FBI. No one. And that has to be the big question: Not for the Podestas or pizza parlor owners, but for law enforcement. Why hasn't any investigation taken place?

Jan 19 08:47

CNN: Assassinating Trump Could Keep Obama Administration in Power

CNN needs to be shut down and Wol Blitzer needs to be arrested!

As the nation prepares for the peaceful transfer of power on Inauguration Day, CNN is dreaming up scenarios whereby the Obama administration can keep power if President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were blown up as they prepared to take to oath of office.

On the Wednesday, January 18 broadcast of CNN’s The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer aired a segment with a chyron featuring the headline “Developing Now.” During that “developing” segment, Blitzer and correspondent Brian Todd discussed what would happen if the unthinkable occurred on January 20.

Jan 18 16:27

Chelsea Manning Sentence Commuted After Seven Years Of Brutal Imprisonment

President Obama commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the military intelligence analyst who made public evidence of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, allowing Manning to go free on May 17, after completing over seven years in prison.

Jan 18 14:44

White House Admits Obama Failed To Close Guantanamo

Outgoing US President Barack Obama will not be able to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before the end of his second term in office, the White House has admitted.

“At this point, I don’t anticipate that we will succeed in that goal of closing the prison, but it’s not for a lack of trying,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his final media briefing on Tuesday.

Jan 18 11:04

Peter Van Buren Asks: Would You Have Chelsea Manning’s Courage When Called?

Chelsea will be free in May!

With more than a little irony, while I was in Iraq working for the State Department, Chelsea Manning’s office was across the hall from mine. While I was winning the war by writing emails to the embassy, Manning was across the hall capturing the texts of hundreds of thousands of State Department cables, famously released by Wikileaks, showing that was could never be won.

Jan 15 15:00

Gaza comedian arrested after video on electricity crisis

Authorities in Gaza arrested a Palestinian singer-comedian Wednesday, a source said, after he made a video about the electricity crisis in the enclave.

Jan 14 19:25

Facebook says WhatsApp government snooping “backdoor” is “excepted behavior”

A University of California security researcher has uncovered a WhatsApp 'backdoor' that can be used to intercept and snoop on private encrypted communications sent using the mobile messing service.

Jan 14 12:30

Israel bombs Syria – Airport in capitol Damascus engulfed in flames

Just as the Syrian proxy war showed some hopeful signs of finally dying down, the Syrian army command said on Friday that Israeli jets have bombed the Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus, accusing Tel Aviv of supporting terrorism, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions of what it called a “flagrant” attack.

Jan 13 12:45

Rex Tillerson Wants to Provide Saudi Arabia With More Help to Bomb Yemen

FOR 21 MONTHS, a coalition of nations led by Saudi Arabia has been relentlessly bombing Yemen, using U.S.- and U.K.-produced weapons and intelligence in a war that has devastated Yemen and killed well over 10,000 civilians.

There is abundant evidence that the high civilian death toll in Yemen is the result of deliberate — not accidental — strikes by Saudi Arabia. During its air campaign, Saudi Arabia has bombed endless civilian targets — including homes, farms, markets, factories, water infrastructure, hospitals, and children’s schools — and has even gone so far as to use internationally banned cluster weapons, which are designed to inflict damage over a wide area and often remain lethal years after being dropped.

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Rex, Rex, Rex, REX REX!!!!!!

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

Are you happy that the US has been complicit in Saudi war crimes by selling them the bullets and bombs to make their destruction of Yemen as complete as possible, including the bombing to death and starving to death Yemen's children?!?!?

Please, for God's sake, tell me no!!

And whoever on the TTT (Trump Transition Team) who is following this blog, please share the following images with Mr. Tillerson, so he "gets it", as to what the real issue here is, which can ultimately only be resolved through political negotiation by all sides.

This is what life looks like to a Yemeni kid these days:

Images: starving Yemeni children, as a result of the Saudi naval blockade of Yemen

Images: Killed and wounded children, courtesy of Saudi bombing raids in Yemen

I would like to politely point out that the Saudi "Scorched earth" policy in Yemen has not been working.

And one of the most classic definitions of insanity is to do the same thing, in precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome; so it is with the US government's enabling the Saudi war against Yemen.

Jan 13 12:39

Dahr Jamail | James Mattis Is a War Criminal: I Experienced His Attack on Fallujah Firsthand

In November 2005 US marines in Iraq committed a massacre of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians. The slaughtering of unarmed men, women, children and elderly people, shot multiple times at close range, was retribution for a roadside bomb attack on a convoy of marines. The war crimes were extremely well documented and the atrocity garnered international attention.

Mattis went on to dismiss all of the charges leveled against the marines who had been accused of killing the civilians and of the eight originally charged, only one still faces possible prosecution, but one can guess how that will end up.
Mattis was the head of Camp Pendleton's 1st Marine Division in Iraq and played a lead role during both of the US sieges of Fallujah in 2004.
While reporting from inside Fallujah during that siege, I personally witnessed women, children, elderly people and ambulances being targeted by US snipers under Mattis' command. Needless to say, all of these are war crimes.

Jan 13 12:31

Russia is the Principle Threat to the United States' - Pentagon Chief Nominee

The primary threat to America comes from the district of criminals.
This guy is recognized internationaly as a war criminal for Fallujah and letting the marine rapists and murderers of whole families during the Haditha massacre off.

Retired Gen. James Mattis said Russia posed the primary threat to the United States.

Jan 12 14:18

Protesters In DC Call On Obama To Close Guantanamo Prison Before Leaving

Police have arrested over a dozen activists in Washington, DC protesting to mark the 15th anniversary of the opening of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

A coalition of groups of protesters and activists marched from the Supreme Court to the Senate on Wednesday, demanding that President Barack Obama close the prison before leaving the White House on January 20.

Jan 12 10:19

Democrats Urge Obama To ‘Deprive Trump Of Guantánamo Bay

Democrats have written a letter to US President Barack Obama, urging him to make a last-ditch effort to keep his thwarted promise to close the notorious Guantánamo Bay prison.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus sent the letter to the lame-duck president on Wednesday as President-elect Donald Trump was busy recruiting more pro-torture and pro-war figures ahead of his January 20th inauguration.

Jan 12 06:57

Sleep deprivation, scaring with dogs, force feeding: Torture allegations as Gitmo turns 15

Exactly 15 years ago, the first inmates were transferred to the infamous Guantanamo prison, with the facility gaining an increasingly grim fame ever since due to reports of torture and abuse of the detainees.

With Guantanamo still operating, RT looks at some of the most disturbing techniques allegedly practiced with some of the inmates there.

Jan 11 18:12

Realities of War Against Syria

As soon as Aleppo was liberated this month; December 2016, an aggressive fake news campaign was launched to demonize this liberation as a war crime against Syrian civilians perpetrated by Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces. All the western media networks are recruiting so-called Syrian expert, who had never been in Syria, describing Bashar Assad, who was democratically elected in 2014 and again in 2016, as a “brutal dictator” intent on slaughtering his own people.

Jan 11 16:08

Guantanamo Bay Turns 15: A Look Back At The Notorious ‘Torture Camp’

Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp opened its cells to terrorist suspects 15 years ago, on January 11, 2002. Torture, unlawful detention, and hunger strikes have marred the US detention facility ever since.

Fifteen years on, the camp remains open, despite President Barack Obama’s campaign promise to shut it down, while president-elect Donald Trump tweeted earlier this month that he believes there should be no more prisoners released from Gitmo.

Jan 11 15:44

Obama Covered Up Years Of US Navy Seal Team 6 War Crimes

Obama's legacy will be forever tainted the Intercept reveals years of war crimes committed by the U.S. Navy Seals, including one the whole world knew he witnessed live, yet covered it up.

Jan 11 12:33

Fury at Azaria verdict is Israel's Trump moment

Jonathan Cook says the conviction of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who murdered an unarmed and wounded Palestinian, and the popular reaction to the conviction, speak volumes about the state of Israeli society.

Jan 11 08:55

How The Mainstream Media Turned Al Qaeda Into A US Ally In Syria

Exposing the propaganda that transformed Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria into “moderate rebels” that the west provided funding, training and weapons in an effort to overthrow the government of Syria

Jan 10 16:07

“Most Transparent Admin Ever”: Team Obama Busy Destroying Public Records Before Leaving Office

History is routinely made in the White House – and just as routinely destroyed as well.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the Obama administration is destroying public records in the final days in office.

Read more at SHTF

Jan 09 11:23

Israeli witness in Gaza: No water, no electricity and children dying unnecessarily

Is that part of the procedure, this questioning?

“Yes. A request is submitted to the Israeli side and a summons is received to appear at a specific time for questioning.”

How does Hamas allow this?

“Hamas warns people not to provide any information. There are even signs on the Palestinian side of border crossings warning people going for questioning not to divulge anything, telling them to remember that the homeland is more precious than anything else.”

Doesn’t it make patients give up?

“Many people do. They are simply afraid. Even those who aren’t afraid aren’t guaranteed that they’ll get a permit. It can take months. Sometimes there is no reply at all. Many people die while waiting. There is also the issue of blackmail.”

Meaning what?

“Their travel permit is granted only on condition that they collaborate – information in exchange for an entry permit.”

You’re saying that the Shin Bet blackmails these patients? Can you prove that?

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These activities against sick Palestinians constitutes slow motion genocide, courtesy of the Israeli government; and collective punishment, i.e., not allowing people medical treatment they desperately need, constitutes a war crime.

Jan 09 09:26

How the US Deliberately Destroyed Iraq’s Water Supply, And Now Syria…

This incisive and carefully documented article by Prof. Thomas Nagy was first published by Global Research in September 2001.

It confirms the criminal nature of US intervention.

A similar and comparable operation in Syria has now been launched by using US supported Al Qaeda “opposition rebels”, with the help of the White Helmets to undermine and destroy the system of water supply in Damascus; this issue has been casually ignored by the Western media and the self proclaimed “international community”.

While, the modus operandi in the case of Syria differs from that described by Prof. Nagy, it nonetheless confirms a pattern. In Syria, this diabolical operation carried out by US backed terrorists, constitutes the ultimate crime against humanity.

Jan 09 07:09

Charges Dropped Against UN Peacekeepers Accused Of Child Abuse In CAR

The New York Times has reported that “a panel of French judges has decided not to bring charges against soldiers accused of having sexually abused children while on a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic”.

Jan 08 14:00

Gofundme Campaign Raises Over $100,000 For Victim Of Livestreamed Chicago Torture

A Gofundme campaign to raise money for the developmentally challenged victim of the brutal attack broadcast on Facebook Live, on January 5, has raised over $100,000 in two days.

The assault saw an 18-year-old man tied up, beaten, and tortured over the course of four to five hours. He forced to say “Fuck white people,” and, “Fuck Donald Trump,” in the video. The attackers also allegedly cut the victim several times and forced him to drink toilet water.

Jan 08 09:44

IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ HUNGER IN GAZA

A ‘meal’ you definitely wouldn’t want to be invited to …

Jan 07 16:43

Kerry Admits US Let ISIS Grow To Force Assad To Negotiate Over Syria

John Kerry admits Russia went into Syria to fight ISIS and the U.S. allowed ISIS to grow because it threatened Assad and would force him to negotiate in an allegedly leaked audio tape.

Jan 07 13:07

Tensions Rising Between Trump Team, Mattis Over Appointments

This guy needs to have his appointment pulled.While he is against torture,he covered up and minimized the Massacre at Haditha as well as the rapes committed during those murders of Iraqi civilians, including women and children. A man who covers for child rapists does not belong in the government!

While Trump’s incoming cabinet nominees seem mostly to be getting along with the transition team, there are reports of growing tension with nominated Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis, who is said to be resisting a lot of proposed appointments of other Pentagon positions.

Early indications were that Mattis would be given a lot of input on who these appointees would be, but the announcement that billionaire Vincent Viola was to be Secretary of the Army apparently took him totally by surprise, and started a growing battle over other potential appointees.

Jan 07 11:12

Political Insanity: Outgoing President Obama’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” against Russia: US Sends 3,600 Tanks Against Russia – Massive NATO Deployment Underway

Obama's last treasonous act! Destroy America!

The NATO war preparation against Russia, ‘Operation Atlantic Resolve’, is in full swing. 2,000 US tanks will be sent in coming days from Germany to Eastern Europe, and 1,600 US tanks is deployed to storage facilities in the Netherlands. At the same time, NATO countries are sending thousands of soldiers in to Russian borders.

According to US Army Europe, 4,000 troops and 2,000 tanks will arrive in three US transport ships to Germany next weekend. From Bremerhaven, US troops and huge amount of military material, will be transported to Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

USA is sending to Russian borders 3rd Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division. Overall, more than 2,500 pieces of cargo are shipped to Germany, where those will be unloaded in the period January 6-8. US military material and troops will continue to Poland by rail and military convoy’s. Massive US military deployment should be ready by January 20.

Jan 07 09:15

US Sends Four Gitmo Inmates To Saudi Arabia

The United States has sent four prisoners from the country’s notorious prison facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to Saudi Arabia.

The Pentagon announced the resettlements on Thursday. All of the four transferred were Yemenis, who had been imprisoned without trial for up to 15 years over suspected links to the al-Qaeda terrorist group, it said, adding that they had been cleared for transfer following an extensive security review.

Jan 06 17:29

Declassified Report on Russia Hacking Released, Admits No Proof of Hacking

The much anticipated declassified report on Russia election hacking is released admitting there is not proof to show any of the judgements in the report are factual.

Jan 06 09:02

Purge the CIA

John McCain, who crashed enough US warplanes to qualify as an enemy ace,a man who almost sank the USS Forrestal,a man known as Songbird by his fellow POW's has now added treason to his list of crimes IMHO!

What will go down in history as the John McCain-Lindsey Graham dog and pony show featured plenty of thunder and lightning. McCain pressed Clapper to declare that Russia’s alleged actions were an “act of war,” but the DNI demurred, saying it’s not the intelligence community’s job to make such judgments.

Jan 05 16:33

Trump: No More Detainee Releases From Guantanamo Bay Prison

US President-elect Donald Trump has called for an end to the transfer of detainees from the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison.

In a statement on Tuesday, Trump spoke against closing the Cuban-based military prison and said the US government should avoid releasing any more prisoners from the detention center in order to stop them from committing more crimes.

Jan 04 13:17

Commission finds no evidence of genocide in Myanmar

The interim report of a commission set up by the government in Myanmar and chaired by the country’s Vice-President has found no evidence of genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

Widespread allegations of abuse

Allegations of abuse against the Rohingya people, including torture, rape, arson and murder, have been circulating since the start of an army-led counter-insurgency campaign in October 2016.

Jan 04 08:46

On Loving Another Country

Trump better be for America first, second and last!

During the campaign Donald Trump declared his love for Israel, but as George Washington warned, such sentiments should have no place in statecraft.

Jan 04 07:11

U.S./UK Paid "White Helmets" Help Blocking Water To 5 Million Thirsty Syrians

The blockade of water from Wadi Barada to 5 million people in Damascus is taking an interesting turn. The U.S. and UK financed White Helmet organization seems to be directly involved in it. This increases the suspicion that the illegal blockade of water to civilians in Damascus is part of a organized campaign under U.S. command. The campaign is designed to block utilities to government held areas as revenge for the liberation of east Aleppo.

Jan 02 14:15

Israel’s running from the law

Lawrence Davidson examines what is behind Israel’s rejection of the UN Security Council resolution condemning the settlements on Palestinian territory and the consequences of this for international law, and views the inadequate responses to this rejection.

Jan 01 12:27

Obama Recalls All Aircraft Carriers, Setting Up U.S. For Attack

Said one admiral in the Pentagon: 'I think we're being set-up for an attack on the USA, and there isn't a damn thing I can do about it, because it's our commander and chief who is doing it.'

Said one Captain: 'In this time, China could take Saigon, and it they choose, they can Japan, too. North Korea can take South Korea, Russia can take Ukraine, and the Arabs can attack Israel. By the time the US is able to respond to any of that, it will all be over.'

Beware America: Barack Obama has put US to be defated world-wide within a week.

Jan 01 10:51

Back to the Future: From the USSR to the Eurasian Century

Get ready, because the thick of the action starts now.

The 2008 casino capitalism-provoked financial crisis, plus the American “resolve” to remake the so-called Greater Middle East through wars of choice, regime change and covert ops miserably failed.

As we wait for the dawn of the Trump era – an almost intergalactic geopolitical question mark – what’s certain is that the War Party US deep state won’t admit defeat. And the key geopolitical riddle to be answered is how strident internal American tensions will deal with the hub of progressive Eurasia integration: Russia, China and Iran.

Dec 27 13:21

SYRIA ROUNDUP: ALEPPO LIBERATED - TURKEY'S PROBLEMS INCREASE

As planned by the Russian forces the liberation of east-Aleppo was completed before Christmas. There are no longer beheadings by Takfiris in East-Aleppo. Instead a Christmas mass could be held in the damaged Elias Cathedral in the Old City in east-Aleppo. A total of about 88,000 people left the area during the evacuation of east-Aleppo. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross some 35,000 (13,000 militants and their immediate families) left to al-Qaeda held areas in Idleb governate. The UN Humanitarian Relief Organization found that 54,000 entered the government held west Aleppo.

Dec 27 10:34

CBS Reveals The True Origin of ISIS

CBS news reports on the true origin ISIS and how “direct” action funded and armed the terrorists rebels in Syria to launch a 30 year war.

Dec 26 10:17

CBS: Facts National Media Isn’t Telling You About Aleppo

CBS news reports on the facts the national media isn’t telling the public about Syria’s fight against ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists.

Dec 26 10:16

CIA has interfered with over 81 foreign elections in the past century

These acts, carried out in secret two-thirds of the time, include funding the election campaigns of specific parties, disseminating misinformation and propaganda...

The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election (with absolutely zero evidence) by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing emails.

But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar things.

Dec 26 10:16

Video: ISIS Burns Alive 2 Chained Turkish Soldiers in Aleppo

Syria rebel terrorists, members of ISIS, have released a video of two Turkish soldiers being burned alive following the fall of Aleppo.

Dec 26 10:15

“ISIS Fighter” With Gun and Flag Walks Through German Border Checkpoint

A Danish man, dressed as an ISIS fighter carrying a fake gun and the ISIS flag, walks across a Danish German border checkpoint.

Dec 26 07:56

Mass graves of tortured civilians found in Aleppo – Russian MoD

Mass graves with dozens of bodies of civilians subjected to brutal torture have been discovered in Aleppo neighborhoods left by militants, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.

Many of the corpses were found with missing body parts, and most had gunshot wounds to the head, according to a statement by Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov.

Dec 25 22:59

Aleppo celebrates Christmas, shares stories of joy & loss

Syrians in the liberated city of Aleppo are celebrating Christmas…

‘We had 4 years of pain, of war & blood’

Christians in Syria have largely rallied behind the secular government, seeing it as their protector.

This year, many people in the liberated city of Aleppo are celebrating for the first time since the war began. RT’s Lizzie Phelan talked with residents of the war-ravaged city now recovering from its wounds.

Dec 24 11:09

Obama Dismantles 9/11 Terrorist Database To Sabotage Trump

President Obama dismantles U.S. Muslim database registry in place since 9/11 to prevent terrorism to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidency.

Dec 22 15:03

Germans Rage At Merkel As Details Emerge About Berlin Truck Terrorist

Germans rage after learning the Berlin terrorist is asylum seeker on U.S. no-fly list, previously under surveillance and had been jailed numerous times.

Dec 22 12:32

Final Gitmo Transfers Under Obama Will Leave Trump With Over 40 Detainees

President Barack Obama will pass on at least 41 of the remaining 59 prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp to President-elect Donald Trump, as new reports indicate either 17 or 18 detainees will be released under Obama’s final transfer agreements.

Dec 21 14:50

In Case You Blinked: 2 Yale, 1 Harvard Alum Dispatch George W. Bush's War Crime Trial In 32 Minutes

In case you missed it, nine days ago three ivy-league black-robed villains dispatched the matter of George W. Bush's and company's war crimes in a mere 32 minutes. The federal civil lawsuit Saleh v. Bush is brought by an Iraqi woman, Sundus Shaker Saleh, against former President George W. Bush as well as Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz. The case was heard in San Francisco's Ninth Circuit Court on Dec. 12th. The three-judge appellate panel was comprised of Judges Andrew David Hurwitz, a 69-year-old Yale grad and Obama apointee; Susan P. Graber, a 67-year-old Yale Law School grad and Bill Clinton appointee; and Richard Franklin Boulware II, a 48-year-old black Harvard Law School grad who was also appointed by Obama.

Dec 20 17:52

Obama’s Legacy: Leaving Indefinite Military Detention Regime Intact

President Barack Obama’s administration will come to an end next month, but the administration will pass on a legal regime that enables President-elect Donald Trump to indefinitely hold alleged terrorism suspects in military detention away from any battlefield. The administration embraced the concept of “preventive detention,” and in 2012, the authority for indefinite military detention without charge or trial was codified in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Dec 20 13:47

NDAA 2016: "Fake News" Sites Are Subject to Treason Investigations

The 2016 NDAA now lists alternative news sites as fake news and targets of espionage investigations originally intended for Al Qaeda linked enemy combatants

Dec 20 13:07

Council on Foreign Relations – The Power Behind Big News (Fake News)

This is a video on NEWS FABRiCATiON and also about the powers that REALLY run the big media. It is no secret.

From World War II to the present the Establishment has maintained it’s LOCK grip on the Presidency. The subservient media keeps such information from becoming news.

The Elite however, occasionally have difficulty ruling themselves.

Dec 19 15:15

Putin: Russian ambassador's murder provocation aimed at undermining Syria peace process

The fatal attack on Russia's ambassador to Turkey, who was killed by a gunman on Monday, is "clearly a provocation" aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Dec 18 16:22

Trump Sets the Cat Among the Jewish Pigeons

Palestine/Israel will be transformed into a democratic state, where Jews and Palestinians will live happily ever after, as equals.

The nomination of David Friedman horrified liberal Israelis, cheered Palestinian activists, befogged the Israeli and Palestinian officials, and created a great rift among US Jews. With one brilliant stroke Donald Trump made more mischief than one would think possible. If you have no time for details, I’ll tell you: it is a good, even very good development for Palestine and Palestinians, and it is likely to save Trump’s skin back home.

Dec 18 12:07

Remember Naboth: Israel’s legalising of the theft of private Palestinian property

Uri Avnery reminds the mostly religious Jewish settlers stealing private Palestinian property in the West Bank – and the Israeli government, which is passing legislation to “legalise” such theft – of the fate of similar thieves in the Bible.

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