TORTURE/WAR CRIMES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

TORTURE/WAR CRIMES

Oct 13 15:13

Lawsuit Filed Against CIA Torture Psychologists Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes ACLU’s Case, Demands Federal Investigation

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today welcomed a federal lawsuit against psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the architects of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. PHR said the lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU), is a landmark step toward accountability, but urged the U.S. Department of Justice to criminally investigate and prosecute all those responsible for torture, including health professionals.

Oct 13 14:46

A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities

On October 3, a U.S. AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières in Kunduz, Afghanistan, partially destroying it. Twelve staff members and 10 patients, including three children, were killed, and 37 people were injured. According to MSF, the U.S. had previously been informed of the hospital’s precise location, and the attack continued for 30 minutes after staff members desperately called the U.S. military.

The U.S. first claimed the hospital had been “collateral damage” in an airstrike aimed at “individuals” elsewhere who were “threatening the force.” Since then, various vague and contradictory explanations have been offered by the U.S. and Afghan governments, both of which promise to investigate the bombing. MSF has called the attack a war crime and demanded an independent investigation by a commission set up under the Geneva Conventions.

Oct 13 11:22

Former CIA Detainees Are Suing The Psychologists Who Developed The Torture Program

-- Three former CIA detainees are suing over being tortured at the agency's infamous "black sites," the first suit to seek accountability in a U.S. court for the CIA's tactics since the Senate Intelligence Committee released the executive summary of its groundbreaking torture report. But the ex-detainees aren't suing the CIA.

They’re suing the pair that sold the spies the program.

James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen are former CIA-contract psychologists who raked in more than $80 million developing and running the torture program on the agency's behalf. The suit accuses the duo of war crimes, including commissioning torture, human experimentation and supporting cruel and inhumane treatment.

Mitchell and Jessen, who previously served as psychologists at the U.S. Air Force’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school, devised several SERE methods into an interrogation program following the 9/11 attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

Torture NEVER produces actionable intelligence, and the use or subcontracting of it by the United States government makes a complete mockery of every value we tell the world we hold dear; human rights, democracy, and the true rule of law.

And by using torture, the US government makes it perfectly acceptible for leaders of those countries which don't like us very much to use torture on our American and civilian military.

Oct 13 07:17

Does anyone believe NATO any more?

Does NATO these days really believe it has an iota of credibility, when a growing number of political formations across Europe are questioning the constitutionality of its existence (how Constitutional is it to have foreign policy dictated by a supra-national organism which picks fights depending on which way the wind is blowing in Washington?) and when a growing number of political formations in Europe are discriminated against simply because they question the minimum requirement for government, which is to support NATO? Support NATO and its budget, of course. And let us not forget that the collective budget of NATO member states is some 1.2 trillion USD, that is one point two thousand billion dollars per year each and every year. Does NATO believe that anyone actually listens to a word it says when all it does is stage displays of hysterical sabre rattling and make anachronistic references to Cold War days?

Oct 12 19:54

Monster-Steppenwolf

The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seem friendly and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind

'Cause the people got fat and grew lazy
Now their vote is like a meaningless joke
You know they talk about law, about order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told

'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'

America where are you now?

http://www.metrolyrics.com/monster-lyrics-steppenwolf.html

Oct 12 19:18

US, Russia & Syria: The Problem With Faking It

Yes, the US and Israelis, have been “faking it” in Syria for a good long time now. And Putin has come along and called their bluff. –

Oct 12 18:08

Dreams of a sleeping alligator – dream one

Dream one: Syria

I have to say that I am laughing about this. For months a mega-coalition of over 60 nations have bombed Daesh in Syria and not a single video of these strikes was shown. Now 50 or so Russian planes begin bombing and the Internet is flooded with videos of this strikes.

Ever wonder why that is?

Oct 12 15:16

As Russia Bombs ISIS, US Bombs Syrian Civilian Power Stations

By Brandon Turbeville

In yet another telling episode, the United States has again demonstrated its true position in regards to ISIS and the Russian bombing of the terrorist organization.

As Russian forces drop bombs and missiles on top of ISIS fighters all across Syria, lobbing cruise missiles from the Caspian, regular sortie missions, and combat helicopter attacks against ISIS and other “relatively moderate” cannibals and terrorists, the United States launched a bombing mission of its own against two power plants in Aleppo...

Oct 12 11:43

“Moderate Terrorists”. Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria. “Leftists” Keep the Myth Alive

Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Avaaz, Moveon, and lesser-known, newly-created groups like The Syria Campaign, The White Helmets, and Action Group for Palestinians in Syria, are complicit in war-propagandizing and even calling for a (Libya 2.0) no-fly-zone bombing campaign of Syria.

On HRW, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser noted:

Human Rights Watch is undeniably an appendage of US foreign policy. It is in many ways part of the ‘soft power’ arm of US power projection, a means of delegitimizing, demonizing, and otherwise destabilizing countries that do not play ball with the US…

Vigilant Twitter users have called out HRW’s lying Ken Roth for tweeting a photo he claimed to be Aleppo’s destruction from “barrel bombs” but which was, in fact, Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) post-Da’esh attacks and US-coalition bombs. In another outrageous case, Roth tweeted a video of the flattened al-Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza, devastated by Israeli bombing in 2014, purporting it to be Aleppo.

Oct 12 10:32

Israeli Soldiers Surround Palestinian Woman At Bus Station, Then Open Fire (VIDEO)

A video has been released that shows scenes of a shooting at a bus station in Afula, just south of Nazareth in Israel. A Palestinian woman is surrounded by Israeli security forces, her hands in the air, then shot repeatedly before she falls to the ground.

Oct 12 09:31

US Senate Hearing Discusses Using Refugees as Human Shields in Syria

By Tony Cartalucci

A recent US Senate hearing regarding Russia’s ongoing air campaign in Syria plumbed dark depths when it was actually proposed by retired US Army General John M. Keane that “free zones” be established for armed militants, and populated with refugees to deter Russian attacks. In essence, General Keane’s plan is to use refugees as human shields, and leverage any attack on this established “free zone” as a means of manipulating public opinion...

Oct 12 07:20

OBAMA THIRD PRESIDENT IN A ROW TO OVERSEE ATTACK ON A HOSPITAL

When the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan was attacked on Oct. 3 by a U.S. AC-130 gunship, it was not a unique event. Hospitals have come under fire during conflicts presided over by the two previous presidents as well as Barack Obama. The Geneva Convention, to which the United States is a signatory, prohibits the targeting of hospitals. “Civilian hospitals organized to give care to the wounded and sick, the infirm and maternity cases, may in no circumstances be the object of attack but shall at all times be respected and protected by the Parties to the conflict,” according to the treaty.

Oct 12 07:13

Avoiding Crisis: US Aircraft Ordered to Make Way for Russian Jets in Syria

Good move! Considering the USAF propensity for hitting Syrian infrastructure like power plants and grain silos or hospitals like in Kunduz Afghanistan.

In the wake of US-Russian discussions on preventing accidental collisions between each others' aircraft while operating in the sky over Syria, the American side issued a special rule, prohibiting US jets from closely approaching Russian planes.

Oct 12 05:42

‘Israel is a terrorist state’

Unrest grows among Palestinian citizens of Israel, outraged by restrictions on access to al-Aqsa and causalities in the occupied territories

Oct 11 21:32

Palestinian lives don’t matter to US media

As Israel ramps up its deadly attacks on Palestinians, mainstream US media outlets are actively concealing the alarming displays of genocidal racism emanating from Israeli Jewish society.

Oct 11 13:26

HDP co-leader slams Erdogan, gov't for attack that claimed 95 lives

“We have lost almost 150 of our people before and after the elections,” he said in Ankara, referring to the June 7 elections that failed to produce a one-party or coalition government but brought the HDP to the parliament as a party group as it surpassed the 10 percent election threshold. “There is nobody who has been designated as ‘responsible’ around.

There is no effective investigation. There will be none regarding today's attack either. This is not an attack against unity of our state and nation.

This is an attack by our nation against our people," he said.

According to official figures, 95 people were killed at the attack at the start of a peace rally in the Turkish capital, as dozens remained in

Oct 11 13:13

The Primary Zio-Anglo-American Strategy In The Middle East Was Just Destroyed

In case you haven’t noticed something quite extraordinary and magical just happened in the Middle East.

Russia’s military has not only turned the tide in Syria — in just a few days time — President Putin has decisively subverted a longstanding Zio-Anglo-American scheme to create the Greater Israel.

Oct 11 11:34

A Decisive Shift In The Power Balance Has Occurred — Paul Craig Roberts

A Decisive Shift In The Power Balance Has Occurred

Paul Craig Roberts

The world is beginning to realize that a seachange in world affairs occured on September 28 when President Putin of Russia stated in his UN speech that Russia can no longer tolerate Washington’s vicious, stupid, and failed policies that have unleashed chaos, which is engulfing the Middle East and now Europe. Two days later, Russia took over the military situation in Syria and began the destruction of the Islamic State forces.

Perhaps among Obama’s advisors there are a few who are not drowning in hubris and can
understand this seachange.

Oct 11 09:58

Israel’s haunted temple...

While Christian and Muslim Palestinians clutch physically to heritage symbols in Jerusalem, European Zionist Khazar Jewish converts are chasing a phantom.

Oct 11 09:10

Israel’s haunted temple

Jamal Kanj looks at how war crimes committed by trigger-happy Israeli soldiers, and violations of Muslim holy places by fanatical Jewish converts, have created the waves of violence sweeping across Palestine.

Oct 11 08:04

Putin's Endgame in Syria

Somebody hit a Syrian powerplant in Aleppo with F-16'S. Looks like the Russians may have to repeat their warning.

Russia doesn’t want to fight a war with Turkey, so Russian generals devised a simple, but effective plan to discourage Turkey from taking any action that could lead to a clash between the two nations.

Last week, Russian warplanes intruded into Turkish airspace twice. Both incidents caused consternation in Ankara and send Turkish leaders into a furor.

Oct 11 08:00

The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century

by Gary Leupp
On October 2 President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia’s decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted “from the perspective they’re all terrorists [is] a recipe for disaster, and it’s one that I reject.”

1 Afghanistan

The first was the disaster of the invasion of Afghanistan beginning in October 2001. I’m not sure we should call it a “crime,” since the international coalition that invaded was authorized by a UN resolution, or a “mistake” since it was clearly the result of calculation.

Oct 11 07:06

Two F16 aircrafts violate Syrian airspace, target electric power plants in Aleppo

The US targeting Syrian Infrastructure. More warcrimes!

Damascus, SANA-Two F16 aircrafts belonging to the so-called US-led coalition violated the Syrian airspace on Saturday, targeting the infrastructure and destroying two power plants in al-Rudwaniya area to the east of Aleppo city, a military source said.

Oct 11 00:47

Gaza: Pregnant woman and daughter killed in Israeli raid

An Israeli air raid on the Gaza Strip at dawn Sunday has killed a 5-month pregnant woman and her little daughter, injured three other family members, and turned their home into rubble.
 
A Palestinian youth was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed three Israeli officers in the occupied East Jerusalem, near Damascus Gate, this afternoon.
 
A Palestinian minor, identified as Issac Brandan, was shot dead by the IOF near Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City this morning.

Oct 10 20:29

Medical Care for Terrorists Will Get You Bombed by the US… Unless You’re Israel

by Dan Sanchez, October 10, 2015

For a long period, Israeli military medics took in numerous insurgents from Jabhat al-Nusra (the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda) wounded from fighting to overthrow the Syrian government, patched them up, and sent them back across the border to resume fighting. The mainstream media has studiously ignored this story, but it has been amply documented and confirmed .

Israel tried to justify this by characterizing it as a purely humanitarian policy, much akin to the Doctors Without Borders policy of treating everyone in need, no questions asked.

However, journalist Asa Winstanley has exposed this as pure propaganda:

Oct 10 20:27

U.S. gunship made five passes over Afghan hospital, despite 9-foot flags ID’ing it as a medical facility: MSF

KABUL — The U.S. military aircraft that attacked an Afghan hospital over the weekend made at least five passes over it dropping explosives, even though two flags draped across the roof of the building marked it as a medical facility, hospital officials said on Thursday.

In a news conference here in the Afghan capital, Doctors Without Borders officials reiterated that they think the hospital’s main building was “deliberately” targeted because it was the only structure hit during the bombardment. They denied that any Taliban fighters in the hospital were armed or using it as a base.

Oct 10 17:12

Putin’s “Endgame” in Syria

Putin doesn’t distinguish between the “moderate” terrorists and the “radical” terrorists, the good terrorists and the bad terrorists. It’s a joke. They’re all in the same pool and they’re all going to meet the same fate. They all have to be rooted out, apprehended or killed. End of story.

Oct 10 07:51

Israeli-American Terror Machine exposed, checkmated and decimated in Syria

YOU BETCHA!

Thanks to Putin's remarkable decimation of ISIS in Syria and checkmate and exposure of the Israeli-American Terror Machine, there is no longer any need for Homeland Security inside America.

Oct 10 07:11

They Said it Could Never Happen, but LaRouche Stuck to His Guns, and Now it Has Happened!

A little puffery by Lyndon but a pretty good read!

The Obama freakout is continuing to spiral out of control; everything he does is blowing up. There is panic in the White House: expect self-inflicted wounds and punishments. Obama must be brought down! Shut down Wall Street and you bring down Obama at the same time.

On the whole, US leadership is disgusting. Compare it with the morality which has come forth in Germany in response to the refugee crisis. If it were not for Putin, we'd all be dead.

Oct 10 06:53

US Plans to Prevent China From Helping Russia to Fight ISIL

DC has become insane and delusional.They are going to get us all killed.
Really great plan you have here DC! NOT!

Washington is said to be planning to send warships close to the Spratly Islands which China claims for its own to stop Beijing from assisting Russia in its campaign against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Syria, Marco Maier wrote for Contra Magazin.

Oct 10 06:45

RT EXCLUSIVE: Trail of bodies behind retreating jihadists in Syria (GRAPHIC)

The Syrian Army has captured the village of Al-Bahsa in the Hama province. An RT crew went to witness the trail of destruction left behind by the militants over their two-month reign of terror.

Oct 09 22:34

Video: Israelis shoot motionless Arab woman

It is bad enough that Palestinians in Israel have to face security forces that treat them like an enemy. But things will get much, much worse when even the highly prejudicial rule of law in Israel is replaced by the lynch mob.

Oct 09 13:15

A Return to the Draft would be Deeply Unpopular, Which is Why It Should be Done

. . . . a return to the draft would be deeply unpopular, it would consequently be an important step in lending greater sanity to our more hawkish impulses.

Oct 09 12:48

The Use and Abuse of Culture (and Children): The Human Terrain System’s Rationalization of Pedophilia in Afghanistan

“The Americans running the base had decided it was wrong. They worried about elder men preying sexually on young boys. They wanted to arrest the Afghan men–but the Human Terrain team persuaded the base commanders that this was an accepted part of Afghan sexual culture. I wonder how long it will be before the anthropologists start telling the military that what they think of as ’corruption’ is in reality a deeply rooted system of tribal patronage in Afghanistan that they should accept.” (Curtis 2010)

Oct 09 12:25

MEDICAL CARE FOR TERRORISTS WILL GET YOU BOMBED BY THE US… UNLESS YOU’RE ISRAEL

U.S. and Afghan officials have tried to justify the recent U.S./NATO bombing of a Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) hospital in Afghanistan (which killed 22 people) by claiming that it was housing Taliban fighters. Glenn Greenwald recently wrote of the “…long-standing tension between the Afghan military and this specific MSF hospital, grounded in the fact that the MSF – true to its name – treats all wounded human beings without first determining on which side they fight.”

Oct 09 10:10

FLASHBACK: By mistake? US-led jets bomb grain silos in Syria, 'civilians killed'

Here is an example of USAF targeting strategy. No bread! No ISIS! No problem! Wrongo boys!

US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization monitoring war in Syria.

Oct 09 08:32

STONEWALLING THE AFGHAN HOSPITAL BOMBING INVESTIGATION

Those who already know that this was all a terrible mistake, that no U.S. personnel would ever purposely call for a strike on a hospital even if they thought there were Taliban inside, should be the ones most eager for the most credible investigation possible: namely, the one under the Geneva Conventions, which MSF this morning demanded, by the tribunal created exactly for such atrocities.

Oct 09 08:13

US Spent a Year Bombing Syrian Desert, Not ISIL – Russian MP

The United States spent a whole year bombing the desert instead of hitting terrorist targets in Syria, the head of the Russian parliament’s international affairs committee wrote on Friday.

Oct 09 08:04

ISIS training militants from Russia in Afghanistan, ‘US and UK citizens among instructors’

US cited as ferrying ISIS fighters into Afghanistan!

Islamic State is training militants from Russia in Afghanistan as part of its efforts to expand into Central Asia, a senior Russian diplomat told a security conference in Moscow. He added that US and UK passport holders are among the instructors.

“There are several camps operated by [Islamic State, previously ISIS/ISIL, in Afghanistan] that train people from Central Asia and some regions of Russia. They speak Russian there,” said Zamir Kabulov, President Putin’s special representative for Afghanistan.

He added that there is a wide national variety of instructors in those camps. There are Arabs, Pakistanis and even people with US and British citizenship, he said.

Oct 09 07:59

33 Still Missing After US Airstrike on Kunduz Hospital

Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that 33 people are still missing days after the U.S. airstrike on the international medical charity's hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan killed 22 others.

Oct 09 07:56

Pentagon halts program to train militants in Syria

The Pentagon plans to stop training militants in Syria, in an acknowledgment that the $500-million program has failed to produce an effective proxy force in the war-torn country.

The beleaguered program — which managed to field only a handful of militants into the battle against Daesh (ISIL) in Syria at a cost of about $50 million — will be stopped, senior Pentagon officials said on Friday.

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that he “wasn’t happy with the early efforts” of the program, “so we have devised a number of different approaches.”

Oct 09 07:50

Why Is the US So Afraid of Probe Into 'Accidental' Kunduz Hospital Attack?

The US may reject an independent investigation into the fatal bombing of an Afghan hospital because "there's good reason to believe the attack may have violated international humanitarian law," writes journalist Nick Turse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is every reason to suspect that the US may have violated international humanitarian law. It's what they do!

Oct 09 07:26

California's Drought Is About Economic Inequality

The district of Criminals has money for War! War! War! but no money to help Americans who have run out of water.What we have in DC is a criminal gang,not a government. The DC rats are killing America!

This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Bulmario Tapia Madrigal doesn't want to shower in a stream of dirt. He doesn't want to cook with bottled water, haul a bucketful to flush the toilet, or wonder if he has enough water to clean the diabetes wounds on his feet. But since his well went dry three months ago, that's how life has been.
Here’s What I Saw in a California Town Without Running Water

Oct 09 07:08

Turning point? EU Commission head says relations with Russia ‘must be improved,’ US ‘can’t dictate’

Drip! Drip! Drip! The US is losing its friends and allies.
It is high time that Americans and not old Polish whackos or Jewish dual loyalist neocons run America and its government! Spirit of 76!

Europe must treat Russia with more decency, improve the relationship, and not let EU policies be dictated by Washington, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a surprise speech in Germany.

It is now critical for the EU to work on its relations with Russia, Juncker said in the southern German town of Passau: “We must make efforts towards a practical relationship with Russia. It is not sexy but that must be the case, we can’t go on like this.”

Moreover, the US needs to keep its influence out of EU relations with other countries, Juncker added.

“Russia must be treated decently … We can’t let our relationship with Russia be dictated by Washington.”

Oct 09 06:34

Amateur video emerges online showing Israeli police 'shooting Palestinian woman execution-style'

A video has emerged online, allegedly showing Israeli police shooting a Palestinian woman.

While the person who was shot at seemingly held her hands up in the clip, gunfire followed. The woman reportedly died.

(Note: In case anyone still wonders where our Police in the USA are learning this "COMPLY OR DIE" criminal behavior)

Oct 08 21:25

Confronting ‘Looting to Order’ and ‘Cultural Racketeering’ in Syria

it’s a clarion call for each of us to join the growing public support for confronting ‘looting to order’ and ‘cultural racketeering’ in Syria to preserve and protect our shared culture heritage for those who follow us

Oct 08 21:19

Confronting ‘Looting to Order’ and ‘Cultural Racketeering’ in Syria

it’s a clarion call for each of us to join the growing public support for confronting ‘looting to order’ and ‘cultural racketeering’ in Syria to preserve and protect our shared culture heritage for those who follow us

Oct 08 15:20

Russian operation in Syria revealed the real sponsors of terrorism to the world

"I'll give you one example. More than 50 aircraft were transported to Syria. More than 2 thousand people transported via transport aircraft. And not one of the vaunted NATO radars in Turkey, Bulgaria and other countries could record it. Today, the Americans don't see our guys working. We have developed such a system of technical cover that the Pentagon is just going crazy – we can see them, but they can not see us. It is clear that all their plans had failed," - explains the expert.

Oct 08 14:51

Unsealed Documents Show Pinochet 'Directly' Involved in Capitol Hill Assassinations

Loved ones have long charged that U.S.-backed dictator Augusto Pinochet had a direct hand in the 1976 assassination of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and his Institute for Policy Studies colleague Ronni Karpen Moffitt. Now, they may finally be vindicated. The administration of President Barack Obama on Thursday publicly released documents that appear to show that Pinochet was behind the murders of Letelier and Moffitt, who have become "symbols of the broader human rights catastrophe of the Pinochet dictatorship," Sarah Anderson, director of the Global Economy Project at IPS, told Common Dreams.

Oct 08 14:37

Free Thought vs. Social Conformity

As celebrated thinker Edward de Bono notes: ‘If everyone is going in the same direction, then anyone who is going in a different direction is “wrong”. The other direction might be better – but it is still wrong.’

Such is the powerful pull of social conformity. People cannot be fully trusted to say and do what they think is right if others around them are all expressing an opposite opinion. This is because the pull towards social conformity, whether conscious or unconscious, is just too strong. The danger here is that in such environments a person is more likely to give away their personal responsibility than act upon it. A group more generally exhibits a lack of responsibility on the part of its members since each person thinks that the overall responsibility can be shared. Since there is no individual blame to be accrued, a person tends to relinquish their own personal responsibility.

The result is that each person reinforces the other’s inertia. Thus, non-action actually becomes the accepted norm within the group. This inertia is then reinforced and validated, often through personal rationalization, since so much has been invested in the group. To be wrong could inflict much angst upon an individual; it is therefore better to rationalize one’s actions as correct. This ‘fear of responsibility’ is a product of socialization and renders an individual less capable of dealing fluidly with the uncertainties and complexities of a full life.

Oct 08 13:59

The only surprise is that not more Israeli Jews are being attacked and killed

Alan Hart explains the Israeli-engineered despair that is fuelling Palestinian violence in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank, and argues that this violence may be used by the Israelis as a pretext to ethnically cleanse Palestine of its Palestinians.

Oct 08 12:56

The NATO-Russia Face Off in Syria

by Pepe Escobar
 
As for those Syrian “moderate rebels” – and most of them are not even Syrian, they’re mercenaries – every pebble in the ravaged Sykes-Picot desert sands knows they were trained by the CIA in Jordan. The desert pebbles are also aware that ISIS/ISIL/Daesh goons have been infiltrated into Syria from Turkey – once again, across Hatay province; and vast swathes of ‘the Sultan’s’ Army and police were into the game.

Oct 08 12:48

WATCH JOURNALIST FORCE DAVID CAMERON TO EXPLAIN HIS SUPPORT OF SAUDI ARABIA

On Tuesday’s Channel 4 news, David Cameron repeatedly refused to answer journalist Jon Snow’s questions on Britain’s secret pact with Saudi Arabia, one of the worst human rights abusing regimes on earth. The toe-curling interview shows slippery Cameron grasping for words and wheeling out the terror threat as Snow pushes for answers on why Britain initiated a secret deal with Saudi Arabiaensuring both were elected onto the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Oct 08 10:19

Obama apologizes for bombing Doctors Without Borders hospital

Oct 08 09:48

Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise Of ISIS Was A “Willful Decision” of Obama administration

The DC Rats wear no clothes!

Well this is a bombshell. Top placed US intelligence insider calls out Obama administration for turning a blind eye toward ISIS rise.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera retired director of the DIA Michael T. Flynn confirms that not only had he studied the Defense Intelligence Agency memo predicting the West’s backing of an Islamic State in Syria when it came across his desk in 2012, but even asserts that the White House’s sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIL and Nusra) against the Syrian regime was “a willful decision.”

Oct 08 08:22

America Pivots to Brzezinski’s Delusion of Eurasian Conquest

Russia historian Stephen Cohen points to the neoconservative establishment for America's latest outbreak of what can only be referred to as late-stage imperial dementia. Neocons Robert Kagan and wife Victoria Nuland have certainly done the heavy lifting to make Ukraine the staging ground for what appears to be a NATO blitzkrieg on Moscow. But whatever the determination of the neocon plot, they are only the barking dogs of master imperialist Zbigniew Brzezinski, whose grand design has been creeping over the globe since he stepped into the Oval office as National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter in 1977.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For you Doctor Who fans, have you noticed how much Zbigniew Brzezinski looks (and acts) like Davros? :)

Oct 08 08:21

Israeli undercover forces brutally beat Palestinian protesters

Many undercover Israeli soldiers join Palestinian protests as agent provocateur and incite protesters to hurl stones at Israeli soldiers, then they draw their guns and start helping their fellow military members in arresting the protesters. A newly released video has captured such a story

Oct 08 07:01

A SHORT HISTORY OF U.S. BOMBING OF CIVILIAN FACILITIES

On October 3, a U.S. AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières in Kunduz, Afghanistan, partially destroying it. Twelve staff members and 10 patients, including three children, were killed, and 37 people were injured. According to MSF, the U.S. had previously been informed of the hospital’s precise location, and the attack continued for 30 minutes after staff members desperately called the U.S. military. The U.S. first claimed the hospital had been “collateral damage” in an airstrike aimed at “individuals” elsewhere who were “threatening the force.” Since then, various vague and contradictory explanations have been offered by the U.S. and Afghan governments, both of which promise to investigate the bombing. MSF has called the attack a war crime and demanded an independent investigation by a commission set up under the Geneva Conventions.

Oct 08 03:48

IDF accused of inciting, mistreating Palestinian protesters as West Bank violence rages on

Palestinian media was outraged by footage shot by several cameras, including those belonging to RT, which showed Israeli soldiers continuing to beat and kick several protesters long after they had been restrained.

IDF has said it would investigate the footage.

In another episode, several apparent plainclothes Israeli agents stood alongside Palestinians as they launched slingshots, only to suddenly unsheathe their firearms, and begin arresting those in the crowd around them.

Oct 07 17:36

U.S. Bombing of a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan Was No Accident – “It Was the Target”

In particular, MSF (Doctors Without Borders) quickly publicized numerous facts that cast serious doubt on the original U.S. claim that the strike on the hospital was just an accident. To begin with, the organization had repeatedly advised the U.S. military of the exact GPS coordinates of the hospital. They did so most recently on September 29, just five days before the strike. Beyond that, MSF personnel at the facility “frantically” called U.S. military officials during the strike to advise them that the hospital was being hit and to plead with them to stop, but the strikes continued in a “sustained” manner for 30 more minutes.

Oct 07 17:13

Is the “Truth Bomb” Being Released? – Bill Holter

“Bill, just a thought.
On several occasions you have indicated that at some point Russia (Putin) would be dropping a Truth Bomb aimed at the US.
In light of the recent Russian actions in Syria I would submit that he has just done such.
Let’s look back to last week when Putin addressed the United Nations. He spent some time talking about the Syrian conflict, the Mideast instability and the fallout now enveloping Europe. He put much of the blame on the Western powers and particularly singled out America and implied it’s lack of leadership, motives, nor decisive actions as a root cause. At one point in the speech Putin asked “Do you realize now what you’ve done?” In doing this he asked America directly and Barack Obama specifically, for all the world to hear?

Oct 07 15:37

MSF Demands War Crime Probe in Afghanistan

Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian reporter in Kabul, describes the local reaction to the bombing and questions the verification process that the US military exercises before bombing targets.

Oct 07 13:58

13 year old Shot dead in a school uniform

It is not unusual to see youth from the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem fight with the Israeli forces of occupation. But the clashes which followed Israel’s slaying of 13-year-old Abdulrahman Shadi Obeidallah — or Abdo, as he was affectionately known — were among the fiercest that residents have seen in recent years.

Oct 07 12:05

What if you don't wish to 'recognise' Israel?

During last week's Labour Party Conference new leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed a Friends of Israel fringe meeting. Pro-Israel propaganda outfit Engage, in an email to all and sundry, complained that Corbyn failed to mention 'Israel' at all.

Oct 07 11:10

How Putin will Win in Syria

By most accounts, the conflict had deteriorated into a stalemate. Now, with Russia in the picture, that’s changed. Now the table is clearly tilted in Syria’s favor.…

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

Putin is not going to stop for anything or anyone. He’s going to nail these guys while he has them in his gun-sights, then he’s going to wrap it up and go home.

Oct 07 10:41

Guantánamo reinstates genital searching policy to prevent lawyer-client meetings

This week, two clients of international human rights NGO Reprieve chose not to meet their attorneys at Guantánamo due to reinstated genital searches, raising fears that the searches are being used in a deliberate attempt to stop detainees from meeting with their lawyers.

Staff at Guantánamo told Reprieve attorney Cori Crider during her visit this week, that cleared detainee Samir Moqbel refused their meeting because he didn’t want to submit to the genital search.

Guantánamo staff explained in prior filings that the search involved invasive searches of the prisoner’s groin “by placing the guard’s hand as a wedge between the [detainee’s] scrotum and thigh . . . and using [a] flat hand to press against the groin to detect anything foreign attached to the body,” after which a guard “uses a flat hand to frisk the detainee’s buttocks to ensure no contraband is hidden there.”

Oct 07 08:49

Israel, the Neocons, and their Bloody, Blundering 'Art' of War

The West has indeed adopted the neocons/Israeli strategy, precipitating the “chaotic collapse” of secular-Arab nationalism in Iraq, Libya, and Syria. But the chaos has not been “contained and managed

Oct 07 08:49

Matt Drudge Challenges Obama: Give Up Your Guns

As the White House prepares more executive orders on gun control, Matt Drudge has sensationally challenged President Obama to give up his armed Secret Service protection.

During an impromptu appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge also called on Hillary Clinton to relinquish her armed bodyguards.

“They’re all armed themselves, or they all have that security around them themselves. They don’t have to worry about [danger.] I challenge Hillary, take away your Secret Service. Take it away now. Take away your Secret Service; dismiss them. Have no security around you; have no guns around you, Hillary. I dare you. I dare you,” said Drudge.

Oct 07 08:03

Delta Force 'used IEDs for secret assassinations during the Iraq war'

US special operation forces created an IED so that they could carry out secret assassinations without the FBI knowing, a new book claims.

The bomb, developed by Delta Force and the SEAL Team 6, was designed to look and act like those that were made by Iraqi insurgents, writes Sean Naylor in his new book Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command.

Naylor writes that the IED, dubbed the Xbox, was designed by the Joint Special Operations Command to get around political restrictions during the Iraq war.

Oct 07 08:02

Saudi King Hospitalized for Dementia

When it rains it pours eh!Probably most western leaders(so called) should be hospitalized for dementia!

Informed sources told Arabic-language al-Ahd news agency that King Salman is now in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) section of King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Saudi capital.

The sources also said that given the Saudi king's unstable and aggravating health conditions, officials have ceased plans to transfer him to US hospitals.

King Salman, 80, is thought to have Alzheimer’s or dementia and the government is practically administered by his Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef.

Oct 07 07:44

The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification

When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the response from the U.S. military was predictable and familiar. It was all just a big, terrible mistake, its official statement suggested: an airstrike it carried out in Kunduz “may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility.” Oops: our bad. Fog of war, errant bombs, and all that.

Oct 07 07:25

Dissent On Israel Not Permitted At Bernie Sanders Event

Another Zionist who puts Israel first instead of his own country.

Fast forward to 2015, this past Saturday, when Bernie Sanders, an increasingly viable contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, held one of his biggest campaign rallies to date, drawing more than 20,000 people to an event at the Boston convention center. Among those visitors were a number of young activists from Boston Students for Justice in Palestine, who were curious about Sanders’ position on the occupied territories. They had a sign with them; in a playful nod to one of Sanders’ campaign slogans, it simply asked, “Will Ya Feel The Bern For Palestine?” The activists say they were well-received by other Sanders supporters in the crowd.

Oct 07 07:23

The World's Silliest Empire

The next silly moment arrived at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, where Obama, who went on for 30 minutes instead of the allotted 15 (does Mr. Silly President know how to read a clock?) managed to use up all of this time and say absolutely nothing that made any sense to anyone.

But it was Putin's speech that laid out the Empire's silliness for all to see when he scolded the US for making a bloody mess of the Middle East with its ham-handed interventions. The oft-repeated quote is “Do you understand what you have done?” but that's not quite right. The Russian «?? ???? ????????? ??????, ???? ?? ??????????» can be more accurately translated as “How can you even now fail to understand what a mess you have made?” Words matter: this is not how one talks to a superpower before an assembly of the world's leaders; this is how one scolds a stupid and wayward child. In the eyes of the whole world, this made the Empire look rather silly.

Oct 07 06:50

South Florida Cop Acquitted of Raping Woman at Gunpoint After Jury Determines She Asked For It

A South Florida cop accused of raping a woman at gunpoint while on duty was acquitted today after a jury determined she had asked for it and was merely acting out a fantasy by allowing the cop to penetrate her as she bent over the hood of his car.

The incident took place October 15, 2014 when the woman, who was 20 at the time, was riding passenger in a car with a friend who had been arrested for drunk driving.

Maiorino, 35 at the time, agreed to drive her to the police station where she could be picked up by her mother.

However, the woman said that when he pulled up in front of the station, he unzipped his pants and pulled out his penis and held her head down, ordering her to suck it.

Oct 07 06:42

Russia To The Rescue

Happy Birthday President Putin.Wish America had a leader like you!

If Syria has now effectively become a Russian protectorate, it follows logically that NO planes ought henceforth to be allowed to fly over Syrian air space without Assad’s consent and Russian approval. This will apply not only to Israeli planes but, by extension, to American planes, British planes and French planes. The distinction between the “good terrorists” (the so-called Syrian “rebels” backed by the West) and the “bad terrorists” and their affiliates (ISIS and their kind) will soon disappear.

The Russian aim is to support the Assad regime. As such, all the Western-backed “rebel” forces in Syria will henceforth be regarded as deadly enemies of Syria and will probably be destroyed. Putin has every right to bomb the Muslim mercenaries on the American payroll. A

Oct 07 06:06

Chris Christie: 'Put Me in the Ring Against Vladimir Putin'

Another fat ass repub who wants to fight Vladimir Putin! This obese politico has truly lost it!

Published on Oct 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie joined Sean Hannity tonight to react to Russia's continuing military buildup and ongoing airstrikes in Syria.

Oct 07 05:47

New Yorkers slam Israeli atrocities against Palestinians

A group of people have held a rally in New York to protest the recent escalation of violence by Israeli forces and settlers against Palestinians, Press TV reports.

The demonstrators representing many communities, including a number of university campuses, gathered near the Israeli mission to the United Nations in New York City on Tuesday.

Waving Palestinian flags and carrying anti-Israel banners, the crowd denounced Tel Aviv’s wave of aggression across the occupied Palestinian territories and expressed support for the Palestinian resistance front.

Oct 07 05:46

US airstrike on Afghan hospital attack on Geneva conversion: MSF

The aid organization, Doctors without Borders, has slammed the recent deadly US airstrike on its hospital in the Afghan northern city of Kunduz as “an attack on the Geneva conventions.”

“This was not just an attack on our hospital, it was an attack on the Geneva conventions. This cannot be tolerated,” Joanne Liu, the president of the group, known by its French acronym as the MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres), said in a statement on Wednesday.

Liu said that the air raid was in violation of the international law because targeting hospitals in war zones is in breach of the Geneva Convention.

The MSF chief called for an independent and impartial investigation into the incident which killed 12 MSF staff and ten patients.

Oct 07 04:21

How Putin will Win in Syria

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

So the Russian people are proud of the way Putin is fighting the war on terror. Is there something wrong with that? Many Americans are old enough to remember a time when they were proud of their own country too, when it actually stood up for the principles it espouses in its founding documents. That was quite a while ago though, sometime back in the “pre-Gitmo” era”.

Oct 06 18:03

The question of the third intifada

Israel has closed every window of hope for the Palestinian people; there are currently no portals leading to a brighter future. All the pathways to freedom and independence for a viable future state have been blocked

Oct 06 11:10

Video: Death-chanting Israeli mob rejoices as Palestinian teen is executed

IT WAS A COLD-BLOODED EXECUTION AT THE BEHEST OF A LYNCH MOB!

videos posted online show that the youth was executed in cold blood as he was chased by a mob of Israeli Jews baying for his blood.

Oct 06 10:05

UN Trusts US to Investigate Itself, Will Hold Off on Kunduz Bombing Probe

The United Nations on Monday said it would hold off on deciding whether to support an independent investigation into a deadly air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan until it sees results from US, NATO and Afghan inquiries.

Oct 06 09:49

Doctors Without Borders airstrike: US alters story for fourth time in four days

US special operations forces – not their Afghan allies – called in the deadly airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the US commander has conceded.

Shortly before General John Campbell, the commander of the US and Nato war in Afghanistan, testified to a Senate panel, the president of Doctors Without Borders – also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – said the US and Afghanistan had made an “admission of a war crime”.

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Campbell did not explain whether the procedures to launch the airstrike took into account the GPS coordinates of the MSF field hospital, which its president, Joanne Liu, said were “regularly shared” with US, coalition and Afghan military officers and civilian officials, “as recently as Tuesday 29 September”.

Oct 06 09:22

Carly Fiorina Just Doesn't "Get It" on Torture

arly Fiorina has to be the most completely clueless Republican running for president, at least when it comes to intelligence policy. Fiorina disingenuously told Yahoo News last week that waterboarding and other CIA torture techniques “kept our country safe” in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

She went on to justify these violations of U.S. and international law by saying, “I believe that all of the evidence is very clear – that waterboarding was used in a very small handful of cases and was supervised by medical personnel … and I also believe that waterboarding was used when there was no other way to get information that was necessary.”

There are so many things wrong with this asinine statement that I don’t know where to begin.

Oct 06 08:54

Britain’s Secret State And The Widespread Use Of Torture

The last British prisoner in Guantanamo Bay has claimed that Britain knew flawed evidence, used to justify the Iraq War, had been obtained under torture – and said his lengthy detention was a result of fears that he would go on the record if released.

Oct 06 08:17

Geo-political Syria chess: demanding arrests of US .01% War Criminals finally, or you prefer gambling toward WW3?

This is why in the ongoing geo-political chess game, I assert these facts are certain and actionable to demand arrests of US .01% “leaders” now in order to avoid risk of WW3:

Unlawful and lie-began wars,
So-called “money” that is actually debt that creates accelerating and unpayable total debt.
Destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution.
“Covering the crimes” with lies by corporate media.

Oct 06 07:22

This Has Become Routine — Paul Craig Roberts

In his comment on the mass shootings at the Oregon community college, President Obama said: “This has become routine.”

So have police shootings of unarmed and unresisting Americans.

So have numerous other undesirable and deplorable happenings, such as the foreclosure on the homes of millions of Americans, while the “banks too big to fail” are bailed out with trillions of dollars, and such as foreign policy lies that have destroyed seven countries, bringing the US and Europe millions of refugees.

Oct 06 07:15

Obama authorizes resupply of Syrian opposition

Obama is resupplying the terrorists!Hope he doesn't mind the Russians blowing it all to hell!

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama authorized the resupply of Syrian Kurds and the Arab-Syrian opposition as part of a strategy to put pressure on ISIS from the north and strengthen the border, according to two senior administration officials.

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