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WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Sep 21 12:10

Auf Wiedersehen America: Germany Has Every Right to Bulldoze Ramstein Airbase

Veteran German politician Willy Wimmer says that the US military bases in his country are long overdue for closure. Speaking to Sputnik, Wimmer emphasized that US bases installed during the Cold War no longer protect Europe; instead, they serve as a logistics hub for NATO's wars of aggression.

Sep 21 11:06

Our Terrorists In Colombia: Death Squads As “Freedom Fighters”

A recent article in The New York Times entitled, “The Secret History of Colombia’s Paramilitaries & The U.S. War on Drugs,” contains useful clues as to the U.S.’s true views towards the Colombian death squads and their massive war crimes and human rights abuses. [1] In short, it reveals a high-level of tolerance of, and condonation by, U.S. policy-makers for the suffering of the Colombian people at the hands of our long-time friends and allies, the right-wing paramilitaries.

Sep 21 11:01

White House: Russia to Blame Even If They Didn’t Attack Aid Convoy

Yesterday’s apparently airstrikes against a UN aid convoy, destroying between 18-20 trucks and killing some 14 Red Crescent volunteers took multiple turns today, with the US claiming they believe that a pair of Russian warplanes attacked the convoy, potentially as “revenge” for the American attack on a Syrian military base the day before, which killed 83 soldiers.

The Russians are denying this, of course, but perhaps the even more unusual angle is that White House officials have subsequently come forward to insist that the US holds Russia responsible for what happened to the convoy, even if they didn’t actually do it.

Obama aide Ben Rhodes argued that because Russia had made a commitment to the ceasefire and to getting aid flowing in northern Syria, it was obviously their fault that something happened to the convoy, no matter what that actually was.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, it's official: both Ben Rhodes and this administration have collectively lost their reality licenses, with this breathtakingly stupid statement!!

Did the US NOT make a commitment to the cease fire, which they destroyed by Saturday's bombing of Syrian military personnel?!?

And why on earth did the US government feel it necessary to keep the terms of the agreement with the Russians secret?!?

And besides, cui bono?!?

Who benefited from the bombing of the aid convoy?!?

NOT Russia, for heaven's sake; and not Syria, certainly.

But the US accusations have absolutely no where to go; Russia has meticulously documented where its personnel and equipment were at the time the convoy got bombed, and it was no where even close to where the convoy got bombed.

Sep 21 10:54

When Russia Called to Get US to Stop Syria Strike, US Official Wasn’t There

Weekend US airstrikes against a Syrian army base in Deir Ezzor, a protracted error which killed 83 Syrian soldiers and opened up the base for ISIS to overrun it, carried on longer than it should have, because when Russia made the call to warn the Americans, the guy who was supposed to answer it wasn’t there.

The Russian military called and asked to speak to this “point of contact” official at the coordinating center which is running the US-led bombing campaigns in Syria, and were told he wasn’t available. The Russians called back again and finally got somebody who understood that the US was bombing the wrong target.

The Pentagon dismissed concern about the lapse, saying the contact “wasn’t expecting a call” and therefore didn’t feel obliged to sit next to the phone. Yet as intense US airstrikes were ongoing, in the middle of a US-Russia negotiated ceasefire, it seems like it wasn’t a total shock that a call ended up made.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the deliberate absence of the US contact made sure that the bombing could last just long enough to coordinate with ISIS as they rushed in to overtake the area.

Sep 21 10:10

Kerry tells UN that Russia must ground Syria air force

US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded on Wednesday that Russia force Bashar al-Assad's regime to ground its air force in order to revive hopes of a ceasefire in Syria's civil war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy is delusional!

Sep 21 09:52

BREAKING: One Pilot Dead, Another Injured After They Eject U-2 Spy Plane In California Crash

Two U.S. Air force pilots ejected from a U-2 Spy plane early Tuesday morning around 9 am local time, just before the aircraft crashed in a rural area near Sacramento during a training mission, the U.S. Air Force said. According to a U.S. official, one pilot was killed while the other was injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the best of my knowledge, the only two-seat version of the U-2 is the training aircraft.

Sep 21 09:01

NATO AIR CHIEF: For Russians, engaging an F-35 would be like jumping into a boxing ring to 'fight an invisible Muhammad Ali'

When asked how the F-35 Lightning II would stack up against potential aggression from Moscow, NATO air chiefs said they're confident the fifth-generation jet would devalue Russian forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The F-35 can't even defeat 1970s fighters in a dogfight!

Sep 21 08:55

We Are Headed For War-Paul Craig Roberts

It used to be we used nuclear weapons only in retaliation. There was no first use, but the George W. Bush regime, the Neocons, changed our nuclear doctrine. It’s now a preemptive first strike. So, this tells both the Russians and Chinese they could get a preemptive first strike. Then, we tell the Russians we are putting missiles right on your border. You won’t have two minutes’ notice. They can’t accept that. It’s too much risk from a crazy country (U.S.) that won’t negotiate with them. . . . So, we’re headed for war. I think the only thing that would block it is if one or two of the European governments realize that they have nothing whatsoever to gain with a conflict with Russia. . . . The only thing they could do to prevent a nuclear war is to pull out of NATO.”

Sep 21 08:54

He Didn’t Bomb For Nothing: Kosovo Granted Wesley Clark Coal Rights

Kosovo has granted the rights to search for coal over one-third of its territory to a company linked to retired US General Wesley Clark, an investigation by Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project partner the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has found.

The investigation found that Kosovo’s government granted the rights in August to Canadian firm Envidity Energy Inc., which is chaired by Clark, the commander of the 1999 NATO bombing campaign that helped lead to Kosovo’s “independence” from Serbia.

Sep 21 08:52

Understanding Donbass, and how our American Friends thumb their nose at the world

I got to Donbass with my friend Jean-Josy Bousquet, attorney representing the League of the Rights of Man, for a brief one-week mission.

In these two departments, Donetsk and Luhansk, the Russian patriots, i.e. those whose language and culture have been Russian since forever, oppose themselves to the centralized Ukrainian forces, that are manipulated and organized backstage by Washington, intending to impose NATO, completing the NATO-ized cordon sanitaire which, from Turkey all the way to the Baltics, isolates Russia from Europe.

Sep 21 08:48

US coalition Predator drone spotted at time & place of aid convoy attack – Russian military

“On the evening of September 19, in that specific region, a drone belonging to the international condition, which had taken off from the Incirlik air base in Turkey, was flying at a height of 3,600 meters and traveling at around 200 kilometers per hour,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

“The object was in the area around the town of Urm Al-Kubra, where the convoy was a few minutes before it caught fire,” Konashenkov added. “It left after about 30 minutes.”

Sep 21 08:47

Pentagon Chief: US Troops Poised To ‘Fight Tonight’ Against North Korea

In the wake of Pyongyang’s recent nuclear weapons tests, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stated Monday that American forces in South Korea must adopt a stance of readiness as if they were going to “fight tonight.”

Sep 21 08:31

Russia’s only aircraft carrier joins naval task force in Mediterranean

Putin is doublin down on his Syrian bet.

Russia's Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygo, said that the aircraft cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" will join Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean.

Earlier, military and diplomatic sources confirmed that the Russian flagship will participate in airstrikes against terrorists fighting the Syrian Army throughout Syria.

Sep 21 08:09

Deep State America

On September 9th the Washington Post featured a front page article describing how the Defense Department had used warplanes to attack targets and kill suspected militants in six countries over the Labor Day weekend. The article was celebratory, citing Pentagon officials who boasted of the ability to engage “multiple targets” anywhere in the world in what has become a “permanent war.” The article did not mention that the United States is not currently at war with any of the six target countries and made no attempt to make a case that the men and women who were killed actually threatened the U.S. or American citizens.

Sep 20 21:38

Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIS-ISIL-Daesh) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About

Recent developments confirm what is known and documented: Washington is behind the Islamic State (ISIS-ISIL-Daesh) and at the same time it is behind the moderate Al Qaeda terrorists, which the Obama administration is supporting as part of America’s alleged campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS). And they expect us to believe that they are committed to waging a campaign against terrorists.

Obama is protecting both Al Qaeda and ISIS-ISIL-Daesh.

The US Airforce is acting on behalf of the terrorists.

Sep 20 13:03

New York City Bombing Act Of Terror: Mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that Saturday’s bomb explosion in the city’s Chelsea district, which injured 29 people, was an act of terror.

“We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror,” de Blasio said at a news conference on Monday.

Sep 20 11:12

Obama is Protecting the Terrorists, America to the Rescue of ISIS-ISIL-Daesh. Testimonies of Syrian Soldiers Who Witnessed the US Airstrikes

These testimonies by Syrian soldiers who are fighting the Islamic State rebels (ISIS-Daesh) confirm what we already know.

The United States of America is not fighting the terrorists in Syria.

The Obama administration, with the support of its allies including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, is supporting the Islamic State (ISIS Daesh)

Obama’s counterterrorism campaign in Syria and Iraq is bogus.

Read carefully:

The testimonies confirm the unspoken truth:

OBAMA IS PROTECTING THE TERRORISTS

- We [Syrian soldiers] first thought the aircraft are support to us after the first 2 shots, but we quickly found out that they are targeting our forces aggressively, while we were fighting IS terrorists. The aircraft used cluster bombs against us.

- A day before the airstrikes, the [US] drones were flying and scanning all the area

- The US air-strikes destroyed all our equipment and defense points.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this particular moment in time, although I love my country, I am not terribly proud to be an American, understanding full well the depth of carnage my government has created in the processes of attempting regime changes, invasions and occupations to expropriate resources to which it has no moral right, and partnering (as they have with Saudi Arabia) in war crimes.

Sep 20 11:04

Another Reason To Keep Your Kids Out of the Military

Just what is it that qualifies one to be a soldier? What qualities make one a “qualified soldier”? I can think of ten things, and they have nothing to do with bravery, duty, honor, country, valor, courage, patriotism, nationalism, pride, or heroism.

Sep 20 10:47

Pentagon 'Succeeded in Ruining' Lavrov-Kerry Deal on Syria

The fragile ceasefire deal hammered out by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this month has been hanging in the balance, with the main threat coming from the Pentagon, Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of Russia in Global Affairs, told newspaper Vzglyad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, the Pentagon is "at war" with the White House over Syria, this country, this government, and the world are in a very perilous state of affairs.

But I have to wonder; was this suggestion that the Pentagon caused this to happen created to offer Obama "plausible deniability" for the strike?!?

Because, if not, and if Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, and US Sec-Def Ash Carter signed off on this without Presidential authority, they both need to be handed their hats, and immediately!!

Sep 20 09:35

Could Syria Cease Fire Failure Cause WW III? Michael Rivero - September 19, 2016

Sep 20 09:19

DECLASSIFIED FBI DOCS CONFIRM: AMERICANS — NOT FOREIGNERS — ORCHESTRATED TERRORISM POST 9/11

In a not-so-shocking revelation, largely unreported by the mainstream media, newly declassified Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) documents have confirmed that “a broadening U.S. military presence overseas and outreach by Islamist ideologues” was behind an 11% increase in plotted terror attacks against the United States since 2006 — and those terror attacks were orchestrated by Americans, not foreign nationals.

According to an Intelligence Assessment of 57 terrorist plots against the United States and U.S. interests between 2001 and 2010 — carried out in 2011 by the Los Angeles Division of the FBI and the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) — “foreign nationals led anti-US targeting prior to 2006 plotting 52% of all terror attacks,” but sociologically- and religiously-diverse American nationals [read homegrown terrorists with no identifiable religious affiliation] plotted 70% of the terror attacks on their own land, beginning 2007.

The report states:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Americans are beginning to understand that the terror and slaughter which the US government consistently visits upon innocent countries overseas, to control resources to which this country has no moral right, and insure those resources are only sold in American dollars, can, and will, come back to haunt this country.

Simply put, ultimately, the US government which is inflicting this devastation abroad, again for control of resources, is thoroughly, and completely, impotent to actually stop the carnage here at home, when blowback comes against Americans.

And unfortunately, unless and until the US government is operating under an ethos of justice and moral responsibility, I fear that incidents like we saw in New York and New Jersey last weekend will continue to repeat, perhaps with an even more intense degree of savagery.

Welcome to your "new normal", America.

There is a Biblical injunction: "That which you sow, you shall also reap"; and in the Middle East and beyond, this country has been reaping the whirlwind of the death and destruction all over this planet for quite some time now.

There are consequences for that, and for having allowed our government to become the "assassination nation", and rogue killer on this planet, all in the name of private corporate profits.

I think Karl Marx was absolutely correct when he said, "All wars are economic"; so if we want to absolutely eliminate, to the highest possible degree, the threat of terrorism against the US and US assets, the fastest way to accomplish that is by stopping mucking about in other people's countries, to expropriate resources to which we have absolutely no moral right.

Please remember: We, the American People, stopped the war in Vietnam through peaceful consistent protest: we need to again bear witness to the wrongs the US government is doing, and make our voices heard, peacefully, once again, to demand a stake in the outcome of US foreign policy; because right now, American foreign policy is, potentially, killing us, from the blowback against what this foreign policy has created in places like Afghanistan; Libya; Somalia; Yemen; and Iraq.

Please, take a good look at these images: this is what has been done, and is being done, with your taxes, and in your name:

Civilian catastrophe as US bombs Afghan wedding

NATO Slaughter In Libya Revealed: US And French War Crimes Go Unpunished

Yemen brothers only survivors of Dhabyani 13-member family,killed today by US-backed Saudis N their car east Sanaa

Yemen father&mother&all12 children of Tumair family killed asleep by US-backed Saudi war criminals Sept8 Amran north

And finally, from Iraq:

images: Iraqi children experiencing extreme birth defects, because their parents had been exposed to depleted uranium, commonly used by the US military

Imagine, for one second, that these kids were your kids; what would you think about an invading and occupying force using the kind of weaponry that made your kids "collateral damage" from war?!?

Sep 20 09:16

Israel To Get 38 Billion Dollars US Aid Package — Good Idea ?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 — President Barack Obama‘s administration pledged the United States’ largest-ever military aid package to Israel on Wednesday — nearly $40 billion over 10 years.

A "memorandum of understanding" committing the US to providing $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years.

Sep 20 09:12

Finally Well Deserved Recognition for Deplorables

Public outrage over Hillary’s remarks should be overwhelming.

When the criminal Clinton cabal announces that their infamous foe and now world renowned ‘basket of deplorables’ are threats to their power establishment, you are really hearing an admission that they are losing the war of ideas.

It has long been a well established fact that psychopaths on the loony left are existing in a parallel universe, but it is relatively new just how desperate they have become since the public is waking up...

Sep 20 09:09

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton – The debate

Question: What kind of foreign policy agenda can we expect?

Donald Trump is one of the most unorthodox presidential nominees in American electoral history. He is unpolished and very brash. But some of his foreign policy ideas are intriguing, even common sense. This terrifies and enrages the establishment.

The Hillary Doctrine: if elected, what kind of foreign policy agenda can we expect? Does Clinton hold an extreme view of American exceptionalism? And is she now a neoconservative?

Sep 20 09:06

Red Atlantic: Russia Could Choke Air, Sea Lanes To Europe

Russia could hinder US reinforcements headed to Europe in the event of a major war, warned the recently retired Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Philip Breedlove. It’s well known Russian radars, missiles, and strike planes — “Anti-Access/Area Denial” systems — threaten ships and aircraft across wide swathes of the Black Sea, Eastern Europe, and the Baltic. But Gen. Breedlove’s worries are on a wider scale: He’s anxious about the Atlantic.

Sep 20 08:18

US Navy’s Half Billion Dollar Warship Suffers Two Engine Failures in First Days

In the first three days after the vaunted littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Montgomery was commissioned the warship suffered two engine casualties threatening to delay a pinnacle component to America’s naval superiority strategy.

Sep 20 08:13

Floating Disaster? Most Expensive US Ship Ever Comes With Exploding Generators

An electrical explosion occurred in the ship’s second main turbine generator (MTG) in June. While US military officials insist there was no fire, the incident was enough to fling debris into the turbine. One month later, a similar explosion occurred on the first MTG.

Sep 20 07:26

False Flag Terrors Have Succeeded Against Audiences around the World to Compel War

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror

In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos:

Sep 19 22:25

Breaking: Russian Air Strike on Militants 'Aid' trucks After Turkey refuses inspections.

This is the supposed aid convoy that got hit it would appear,unless there is another one.

The Syrian Army after announcing the end of the ceasefire since 19:00 this evening after 600 breaks in the ceasefire by terrorists and the killing of ~~80 (not confirmed) soldiers in Deir Ez Zor, the Syrian Army have had enough of the charade. A convoy of supposed 'Aid' trucks travelling at night towards Aleppo region have been destroyed with secondary explosions....Ammo onboard.Update: the "Aid" convoys that were targetted were refusing to be
searched and heading towards East Aleppo, so it seems the Ruaf took em
out!

Sep 19 22:15

Syrian Army Destroys Leading al-Nusra Unit in Aleppo

It looks like the massacre of Syrian troops by the US has kind of backfired. Sorta like,"Remember The Alamo". Seems to have the Syrians and Russians motivated.

HMEIMIM (Sputnik) — Syrian government troops supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed a leading unit of the Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in Aleppo, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said in statement Tuesday.

Sep 19 20:52

Obama is Protecting the Terrorists, America to the Rescue of ISIS-ISIL-Daesh. Testimonies of Syrian Soldiers Who Witnessed the US Airstrikes

OBAMA IS PROTECTING THE TERRORISTS

- We [Syrian soldiers] first thought the aircraft are support to us after the first 2 shots, but we quickly found out that they are targeting our forces aggressively, while we were fighting IS terrorists. The aircraft used cluster bombs against us.

- A day before the airstrikes, the [US] drones were flying and scanning all the area

- The US air-strikes destroyed all our equipment and defense points.

?- IS fighters attacked us immediately after and during the US strikes. Some of them were laughing

?- US drones and helicopters opened fire from machine guns on our retreated forces?

- It for sure wasn’t a mistake, they targeted us intentionally to help IS.

?- America is ISIS itself

Translation from Arabic (H. E)

Sep 19 20:40

Russian, Syrian jets conduct 100+ airstrikes in Aleppo

ALEPPO, SYRIA (3:50 A.M) - The Russian and Syrian air forces resumed their aerial campaign over the Aleppo Governorate on Monday night, targeting several sites under the control of Jaysh Al-Fateh and Fatah Halab.

Sep 19 16:41

Apologizing To My Daughter For The Last 15 Years Of War

Let’s start with the basics. In an era when the U.S. seemed to have no great power rivals on the horizon, its national security state was expanded to monstrous proportions and given the “right” to commit acts ranging from kidnapping to torture, surveillance of its citizenry to assassination, based on the horrific events of a single day and on a single danger: the slaughter of September 11th and the threat of terrorism. In those years, before Donald Trump even began stirring the pot, Americans were already consumed by fears of a danger that, in the United States at least, couldn’t have been more minor.

Sep 19 16:10

US Pays $1.3mn To Family Of Italian Hostage Killed By Drone Strike

The US has given a “donation” of $1.32 million to the family of Giovanni Lo Porto, the Italian aid worker killed in January 2015 by a US drone strike. Documents detailing the condolence payment also confirmed the attack took place in Pakistan.

Sep 19 16:00

Vietnam And The Things We Must Never Forget

It’s all around us and is destined to remain all around us: the perpetual star-spangled, noisy tribute to lives lost defending the Empire aka The Homeland aka Our Freedoms, in the myriad US invasions abroad, following the defeat of Fascism in 1945.

Sep 19 15:21

U.S. Allies 'Volunteer' To Share (Implausible) Blame For Deir Ezzor Attack

The Syrian government now says some 82 soldiers were killed in the attack which also destroyed 3 T-72 tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun and at least 4 mortars. Following the attack the Islamic State troops stormed the Syrian government position on the Jabal Thardeh hill. They are now able to harass the airport of Deir Ezzor, the only supply line for the ISIS besieged city and the 150,000+ civilians living there under government protection. We note that this was not the first U.S. attack on Syrian government forces in Deir Ezzor. Back in December 3 Syrian soldiers were killed in an air raid. In June a U.S. air attack on Manbij killed some 100 civilians. No U.S. attack on any ISIS target in Syria ever came near such casualty numbers.

Sep 19 14:52

Bombing resumes in Aleppo as Syria army ends ceasefire

LINK FIXED!

Damascus says truce is over and claims 'terrorists' have used seven-day lull to rearm while committing 300 violations.

Shells and bombs rained down on rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Monday soon after Syria's army declared an end to a week-long ceasefire agreed between Russia and the United States.

Damascus and its ally Moscow blamed rebels for the collapse of the truce,but Washington said the terms had not been met for a key aspect of the deal - US-Russia cooperation against militants.

Sep 19 14:40

ISIL's Centers in Deir Ezzur Receive Sever Blow in Russian, Syrian Air Attacks

Looks like they got Putin's dander up.

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian and Russian Air Force fighters launched fresh rounds of joint combat sorties over ISIL's positions in Deir Ezzur, inflicting major losses and casualties on the terrorists.

Sep 19 14:34

19 September 2016 22:16 As Syria Truce Ends, East Aleppo Bombardment Begins

It is rainin steel in Aleppo!

Heavy bombing pummelled rebel-held parts of Aleppo on Monday, an AFP correspondent in the city said, less than two hours after Syria's army announced the end of a week-long truce.
Air strikes hit five eastern neighbourhoods of the battleground city, while heavy shelling was heard coming from Aleppo's southern outskirts.

Sep 19 14:29

Syrian jets pound Aleppo as Syrian Army prepares to attack

The fellow on the phone with Mike has good sources.

ALEPPO, SYRIA (8:15 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAYF) has restarted their aerial campaign over the jihadist-controlled districts of Aleppo city on Monday, targeting several sites held by Jaysh Al-Fateh and Fatah Halab militants.

Sep 19 11:37

US Desperately Pumps "Humanitarian" Smokescreen For Failing Syria Ceasefire

Washington’s lie about seeking a genuine ceasefire in Syria is in danger of being exposed for the world to see. So, hilariously, a charade is being hurriedly orchestrated in order to hide this ignominy. As usual, the Syrian government is being scapegoated for the real cause of violence in the country. That real cause is Washington’s state-sponsored terrorist-fueled war for regime change.

After four days of continuing deadly breaches by US-backed «rebels» since the Kerry-Lavrov ceasefire deal was implemented last Monday, Washington and the dutiful Western mainstream media are preparing the inevitable excuses.

Rather than focusing on ongoing «rebel» violence in contravention of the truce, US Secretary of State John Kerry fingered the Syrian government for preventing humanitarian access to insurgent-held eastern Aleppo as the reason for why the ceasefire is in danger of collapsing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wounded animals are dangerous.

And right now, the Clinton Cartel and their minions are feeling ...desperately wounded, by what might appear to some as a resounding, potential presidential triumph by Donald Trump.

Unfortunately, the closer it appears that Trump will win this election handily, the closer we are to a potential war against Russia, China, and Korea, as "payback" to Trump, even before he has had the opportunity to take the Oath of Office in January.

Democratic operatives will be ruthless in setting up Trump to fail, even if it means starting shooting wars with Russia, China, and Korea.

Sep 19 10:38

India blames Pakistan as Kashmir attack kills 17 soldiers

India accused Pakistan of being behind Sunday's separatist attack on an army base near their disputed frontier that killed 17 soldiers, in one of the most deadly attacks in Kashmir in a quarter-century-old insurgency.

Four commando-style gunmen, armed with AK-47 assault rifles and grenades, burst into the brigade headquarters in Uri at 5:30 a.m. (midnight GMT) and were killed after a three-hour gunfight, a senior Indian army officer said.

The incident sharply increased tensions between the bitter, nuclear-armed rivals and will raise fears of a potential military escalation. Indian and Pakistani troops are in close proximity in many places along one of the world's most heavily militarised frontiers, and exchanges of fire are not uncommon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would strongly encourage Prime Minister Modi to do the only moral, and reasonable thing possible to stop this horrific fighting; offer the Kashmiris a referendum, long promised, but never delivered, which will give Kashmiris the choice between staying as part of India; becoming independent; or joining Pakistan.

Because, until that has been accomplished, nothing will be resolved for the Kashmiri people, and - unfortunately - the violence will most likely continue.

Sep 19 09:40

More US Troops Arrive at Iraqi Airbase South of Mosul

Reports out of the area around Qayara say that hundreds of additional US ground troops have arrived at the Qayara Air Base, to join several hundred troops already there. The troops are expected to provide “logistic support” for the Mosul invasion.

Iraqi troops “captured” the Qayara Air Base to much fanfare last month, and intend to use this as a base of operation in the attack on Mosul. The base had long since been abandoned by ISIS, stripped clean by ISIS forces that have controlled the area for the past two years.

A lot of effort is being pumped into repair the air base, which was rendered largely useless by heavy US airstrikes in recent years, and a new bridge to allow forces to cross the river and advance against the area south of Mosul.

Though the Pentagon has long warned that it is unlikely the Iraqi military is really ready to take the enormous city of Mosul, US officials have suggested that the invasion could begin as soon as October

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is the attempted taking of Mosul from the jihadists in Iraq Obama's "October Surprise", in attempting to give a boost to Clinton's sagging and fatigued presidential campaign?!?

But what happens if the military campaign fails utterly to retake the city?!?

Sep 19 08:24

BREAKING - Syrian Army declares ceasefire over, unclear if it will be renewed

The initial seven days of the nationwide ceasefire in Syria have run their course, the Syrian Army has declared. It did not add whether the truce will be reinstated in the near future.

The Syrian Army's statement blames “terrorist groups” for jeopardizing the cessation of hostilities, Reuters reports.

Sep 19 08:12

Mike Pence: I'd model my vice presidency after Dick Cheney

I see that Trump has a veep who is just like the guy JFK had running with him. Better keep an eye on Pence Mr.Trump.You made a really bad choice for veep! Another 911 anyone!

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said his vice-presidential role model would be Dick Cheney.

"I frankly hold Dick Cheney in very high regard in his role as vice president," Pence said when asked in an interview with ABC that aired on Sunday who his vice-presidential role model would be.

Donald Trump's running mate asserted that he would be "a very active vice president" like Cheney, who served under President George W. bush.

Sep 19 08:09

The Solar Storm: Blackbird9 – Semitic Spying Operations

Kyle Hunt speaks with Frederick C. Blackburn of Blackbird9’s Breakfast Club about his experience training intelligence agents, what he learned about Israeli spying infrastructure and operations, his activities as a whistleblower, the Snowden revelations, internet censorship efforts, and current events related to the US presidential election and geopolitical turmoil in Syria.

Sep 19 07:38

Navy’s East China Sea fleet at the cutting edge with modern vessels, training and structure

The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)'s East China Sea Fleet has drawn attention in recent years over its growing number of modern destroyers. The destroyer flotilla, as part of the frontline group guarding the East China Sea, conducts regular patrol missions and provides strategic support in political and diplomatic disputes in the area.

Can they adapt to new developments brought by the strategic shifts facing the Chinese navy? The Global Times reporter visited the flotilla recently to hear its stories.

"As a combat troop, the fundamental mission is our ability to win. There is no doubt about our fighting strength," Xu Haihua, the captain of the flotilla, told the Global Times.

Sep 19 07:12

Top NATO Chief Says Balkans Threatened by Islamic Terrorism, Russian Influence

Chairman of NATO Military Committee General Petr Pavel has claimed at the alliance’s conference in Croatia that the Balkans are “far from stable,” saying that the region is both threatened by Islamic terrorism and Russian influence.

Pavel, who became the first committee chief from the former Eastern bloc, said that the military alliance should be able to deter opponents and defend the members of NATO, Croatian HINA news agency reported.

"NATO must have the ability, strength and resources to distract opponents and defend its members against any threat," he said at a press briefing in Split on Saturday following a conference of the Military Committee of NATO.

Sep 18 19:09

Truce teeters after raids on Aleppo, Syria troops

Check the comments. We are winning the Information War.

zoltan12 hours ago
I doubt that any of this was accidental. The US is clearly still commited to the regime change policy which already killed over 400,000 Syrians and led to the destabilization of the entire region, including the EU.

Andrew5 hours ago
The White House is trying to smuggle weapons to the TERRORISTS and Russia is trying to stop it.
It makes you wonder WHO is the "State Sponsor Of TERROR"

Philip7 hours ago
In looking through the comments on this article, it is very gratifying to see that my fellow Americans are on to the racist, genocidal actions of our illegitimate US government; which does NOT exist to serve "We the People", but rather, to serve the interests of the Zionists who succeeded in hijacking our government and morphing it into a privately-owned, for-profit CORPORATION.

Sep 18 17:04

U.S., Israel Launch Airstrikes On Syrian Government Forces - Directly Supporting ISIS And Al-Qaeda

The U.S.

refuses to publish the details of the agreement with Russia about the ceasefire in Syria
has done nothing over the last days to separate, as promised, the "moderate rebels" it supports in Syria from al-Qaeda
today bombed a Syrian army position in support of an Islamic State attack in Deir Ezzor.

Sep 18 14:49

Video: ISIS militants cheer atop Syrian soldiers killed by US air strikes

In the following video, ISIS militants are seen gloating over the corpses of the Syrian Army personnel killed by the USAF as they pronounce that this 'conquest' sets the foundation for cleansing the province from the 'Nusayris', a term both ISIS and the US-backed Islamists used for Allawites who are considered by neither as Muslims.

Sep 18 13:01

Actress Kimberlin Brown : Business Women for Trump

“One third of small businesses are owned by women…

“To the 9.5 million women business owners, who employ about 8 million workers, adding value about 1.5 trillion dollars to our economy; I urge you to think about how important this election is for your future…

“Who do you think better understands your challenges ?

“A career Washington insider… OR A successful businessman who knows how to make a pay roll…?

Sep 18 12:56

If Trumps Wins, Hillary and Bill Clinton Go To Jail!

The gloves are off and Hillary is being pummeled. This is much more than death by a thousand cuts.

The events of the past week have made it clear that this is not only a fight for who becomes president.

Sep 18 12:50

Israel To Get 38 Billion Dollars US Aid Package — Good Idea ?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) — President Barack Obama‘s administration pledged the United States’ largest-ever military aid package to Israel on Wednesday — nearly $40 billion over 10 years.

Philip Giraldi joins today’s Liberty Report to break down the agreement and discuss whether it really does, as Rice claims, benefit US security.

A "memorandum of understanding" committing the US to providing $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years.

Sep 18 10:41

Timing & other aspects of US strike on Syrian army suggest intentional provocation – Churkin

The US’ sudden attempt to “help” the Syrian army fighting ISIS in the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, which resulted in a strike that killed and injured dozens of soldiers, does not look like an honest mistake, Russia’s UN envoy told journalists at the UNSC meeting.
“It is highly suspicious that the United States chose to conduct this particular air strike at this time,” Russia’s ambassador Vitaly Churkin said.

Churkin questioned why the US suddenly chose to “help” the Syrian army defend Deir ez-Zor after all these years, recalling how American forces just observed terrorists’ movements and did “nothing when ISIS advanced on Palmyra.”

“It was quite significant and not accidental that it happened just two days before the Russian-American arrangements were supposed to come into full force,” Churkin added.

Sep 18 09:43

Declaration? War Powers Act? AUMF? Or just AMOK?

The 2001 AUMF has been the legal justification for not just the American-led war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, but also for drone strikes in Pakistan against Al Qaeda, missile launches in Yemen, and the September 2014 attack in Somalia targeting the leader of terrorist group al-Shabaab.

But the AUMF specifically left unchanged the requirement of the War Powers Act, a clause which mostly means the 60-day time limit.

Leap ahead to Libya: Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton testified to Congress that Congressional authorization was not needed for the military intervention in Libya, and later, when the War Powers Resolution’s 60-day limit was exceeded, President Obama himself notified Congress that it did not apply because the leadership of the operations in Libya were in the hands of NATO. (Not us, just our sock puppet.) Another bit of pro-war wiggle room is that the War Powers Act never defined "hostilities."

Sep 18 09:28

U.S. Blasts Russia for Calling Emergency U.N. Meeting Over Syria Bombing

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power tonight blasted Russia for calling an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council in response to a U.S.-led coalition airstrike that mistakenly killed over 60 Syrian regime troops, and wounded 100 more, according to numbers provided by the Russian Defense Ministry.

Speaking at the U.N headquarters in New York, Power said "even by Russia's standards, tonight's stunt, a stunt replete with moralism and grand-standing is uniquely cynical and hypocritical."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is called the "How DARE you" defense.

Sep 18 09:22

Russia, U.S. Tensions Spill Over At UN Security Council Meeting

Tensions between Russian and U.S. diplomats have spilled over at the United Nations Security Council after Russian officials demanded to know whether the United States intentionally supported Islamic State (IS) militants with air strikes that hit Syrian government troops.

Sep 18 09:21

SYRIA: US Attack on the Syrian Army & the Findings of the US Peace Council…

You might’ve thought that the United States‘ policy in Syria couldn’t get any more confused or damaged: but the admission that a US air strike has killed somewhere between 60 to 83 soldiers of the Syrian Army is just about the worst thing, and at the worst time, that could’ve happened in terms of US credibility.

Sep 18 09:14

Stephen A. Smith Says The NFL Was Paid To Have Players Stand During The National Anthem To Help Military Enrollment…Before 2009 Players Stayed In Locker Room During Anthem–Then The NFL Got $5.8 Million From DoD

Sep 17 19:28

Bill Clinton Likens Hillary to a Demon

"She worked like a demon" because she is how demons work. This is a subliminal tell

Sep 17 15:37

Syrian Terrorists Trigger Suicide Bomb While Trying To Take Selfie With Cell Phone

These guys are supported by our tax dollars.

This is the horrific moment a Syrian rebel appears to blow himself and his comrades up by using a mobile phone rigged to a bomb to take a SELFIE .
Footage emerged online showing a group of eight men, believed to be members of the Free Syrian Army, gathered around a camera.
The militants , flanked by rifles, appear to be filming a propaganda video as they are shown in front of a rebel flag as they sing into a microphone.

Sep 17 15:08

Syrian Army recovers territory in Deir Ezzor after US attacks their positions

DEIR EZZOR, SYRIA (8:50 P.M.) - Soldiers from the Qassem Units (Special Forces) of the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar moments ago that their forces have recaptured several points in Jabal Thardeh after retreating due U.S. airstrikes on their positions.

Sep 17 14:47

Hillary’s Media Arm Demands Secret Service Arrest, Interrogate Trump

You want a war? Just try it you fools! You totally misjudge the mood of the people. You seem determined to start WW3 with Russia and China as well as a war with Americans. Madness on the cusp of desperation!

The liberal news outlet Share Blue, formally Blue Nation Review, owned by the head of the SuperPac Correct the Record which directly coordinates with Hillary’s campaign called for the use of official state organs against Trump in a move eerily reminiscent to third-world crackdowns on dissent.

Sep 17 13:45

9/11: 15 Years Of A Transparent Lie — Paul Craig Roberts

There are many conspiracy theories about 9/11. The US government’s own expanation of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory in which a few Saudi Arabians outwitted the American national security state. Little doubt that many of the more imaginative conspiracy theories were created for the purpose of stigmatizing any skepticism, no matter how well reasoned and supported, of the official story.

These groups of qualified and experienced people say that the official story of 9/11 is false.

Sep 17 13:11

FBI grilled over handling of Clinton investigation

As lawmakers continued to probe Hillary Clinton’s private email use, the aide who set up the service declined to appear before the House committee. FBI officials had to be given a summons to produce documents on the investigation.

On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee summoned contractors and former State Department officials who set up and maintained Clinton’s email servers and mobile devices. However, the key Clinton aide, Bryan Pagliano, did not show up for the hearing, pleading Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination.

The afternoon before, the committee dressed down FBI’s Acting Assistant Director for Congressional Affairs Jason Herring, who was at pains to explain his absence from a major meeting last week and the bureau’s reluctance to hand over unredacted investigation documents.

Sep 17 10:58

List of military operations around the world

Reading an article on What Really Happened, I wondered who names these military operations such as 'Enduring Freedom' and found an interesting list of various 'operations' from around the world for the last 100 plus years. Educational, to say the least. Here one can find events and operations the average person and even the well informed has no clue about.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_operations

Sep 17 10:44

Air Force grounds 15 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters because of ‘peeling and crumbling’ insulation

Less than two months after declaring the controversial F-35 Joint Strike Fighter ready for combat, the Air Force on Friday announced that it was temporarily grounding 15 of the jets after it discovered that insulation was “peeling and crumbling” inside the fuel tanks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But it looks cool sitting on the runway, doesn't it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 17 10:21

Rift Appears Between US DoS and Pentagon Over Syrian Deal With Russia

Tensions are simmering in Washington regarding the deal struck by US Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov over Syria. There appears to be a rift within the Obama administration with the "party of war" opposing the idea of US-Russian cooperation.

Sep 17 10:12

With Hillary as President 'We are Looking at Nuclear War With Russia or China'

James George Jatras also explained the rationale behind the harsh comments about Trump from the Democratic camp and the overall attitude towards the Republican nominee.

Hillary is the candidate of the "deep state", of the oligarchy, he said. In effect. the way the script was supposed to run was that the corresponding co-candidate should have been Jeb Bush so that "we have "Tweedledee – Tweedledum" choices like we usually get."

He also pointed out one reason why people are really concerned about Hillary's political and physical viability and might not want to see her go is that they realize there will be "blood bath in the Democratic party while deciding who succeeds her."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Terrifying, but quite true.

Sep 17 09:58

Russia Says UN Meeting Cancelled Over US Objections

A hastily scheduled Security Council meeting was canceled because the U.S. does not want to make public details of the Syrian cease-fire deal, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said Friday.

Vitaly Churkin said there was no point in briefing the council if the U.S. did not want to say exactly what was in the documents outlining the deal hammered out last week by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"This briefing is not going to happen and mostly likely we're not going to have a resolution of the Security Council because the United States does not want to share those documents with the members of the Security Council and we believe that we cannot ask them to support a document which they haven't seen," Churkin said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is the US government so terrified of here, that they didn't want details of this agreement made public?!?

Sep 17 09:23

ISRAËL VIOLATES THE CEASE-FIRE IN SYRIA AND LOSES TWO PLANES

On 13 September 2016, at 1 a.m., although the cease-fire had just come into force, the Israëli aviation attempted to destroy a combat position in the South of Syria and certain military installations near Damascus.

The Syrian Arab Army fired at and hit the planes with new generation missiles. One of the planes crashed in jihadist-held territory, the other managed to land in Israël.

Tsahal at first denied the two incidents, then recognised having violated Syrian air space and admitted that Syria had fired on their planes.

The available information does not enable us to know exactly what the Israêli planes were (F-15, F-16, or F-35), nor if the missiles were fired by Hezbollah or by the Syrian Arab Army, nor what type of missiles they were or who built them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, whatever weapons which were fired at the Israeli fighters were able to target them with a very certain degree of precision; something upon which the IDF had not counted, in ordering the strike into sovereign Syrian territory.

Sep 17 08:19

State Department and Establishment Media Silent on Israel’s 200 Nukes

Not only has the State Department ignored Colin Powell’s revelation Israel has two hundred nukes, so has the establishment media. After DCLeak posted a tranche of Powell emails hacked from the former secretary of state’s personal Gmail account, RT’s Caleb Maupin asked the State Department for comment on Powell's mention of Israel’s nukes. He was ignored. Meanwhile, the story has been virtually ignored by the media. The Sun in Britain reported on it, as did The Times of Israel and Haaretz in Israel, but The New York Times and The Washington Post have remained silent.

Sep 17 06:49

Deadly Dust - Depleted Uranium (Frieder Wagner 2007)


German documentary film with english subtitles produced by Mr. Frieder Wagner (original name is "Todesstaub"). The film is about war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, particularly in Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo and Iraq. The use of depleted uranium is made genocide of those countries that is not remembered in the history of mankind, even the Nazi crimes remained low compared to the genocide, which is still ongoing and will last almost forever, unfortunately. In contaminated areas people are still at risk of a lot of people do not know and this is the worst because it is invisible genocide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mentioned by a caller into yesterday's radio show.

Sep 16 09:53

Economic costs of Middle East wars exceptionally high: IMF study

Armed conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are not only devastating the economies gripped by fighting, but are sapping growth in neighboring countries and those hosting millions of refugees, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.

In a new study analyzing 179 conflict countries since 1970 to quantify economic costs, the IMF found that the drops in economic output in war-torn Syria, Libya and Yemen in recent years have far exceeded the worldwide average.

Sep 16 09:51

Kyrgyzstan's Refusal to Allow US AWACS 'One of the Reasons' of Tulip Revolution

Kyrgyzstan's refusal to allow the United States deploy its Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft in the country's Bishkek Manas International Airport was one of the reasons behind the subsequent 2005 Tulip Revolution, former Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev said.

Sep 16 07:51

Egyptian state media claims Isis is 'made up' and 9/11 was carried out by West to justify war on terror

A columnist for a state-run newspaper in Egypt has suggested the US invented Isis and set up the 9/11 attacks to justify its military interventions in the Middle East.

“Is it possible to believe the official version, from the US government, of the events of 11 September 2001?” wrote journalist Noha Al-Sharnoubi in Al-Ahram, a major national Egyptian newspaper owned by the government.

Ms Al-Sharnoubi said the World Trade Centre and Pentagon attacks could have been premeditated to "justify the war on terror” in her column, published on 23 August.

Sep 16 07:36

Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton Wants To Start An Air War With Nuclear-Armed Russia Over Syria

"Hillary Clinton wants to start an air war over Syria with a nuclear-armed power [Russia] with 2,000 nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. Given Hillary Clinton's record not only in Iraq, but in Libya, I think this is as dangerous as it gets."

Sep 15 16:34

The US War On Terror Has Cost $5 Trillion And Increased Terrorism By 6,500%

The first step in preventing future terrorism would be to admit that our current strategy isn’t working. Anyone who believes otherwise — or who decides to run for president on the promise they will further expand these failed policies — is not only wasting our time, but will be wasting countless lives in the process.

Sep 15 15:16

Post-9/11’S Self-Inflicted Wounds

The damage done to U.S. foreign policy in the wake of the 9/11 attacks was largely self-inflicted, a case of wildly overreacting to Al Qaeda’s bloody provocation, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

Sep 15 14:26

51 Killed In Iraq; Militants Hack Off Feet Of Taggers Calling Citizens To Arms

51 Killed in Iraq; Militants Hack off Feet of Taggers Calling Citizens to Arms

Kurdish forces have increased Kurdish controlled territory in Iraq by about 50 percent since the beginning of operations against the Islamic State militants. What they will be allowed to do with it is up for speculation.

Sep 15 09:07

Top diplomats from U.S., Japan, South Korea to meet on North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in New York on Sunday to discuss responses to North Korea's latest nuclear test, South Korea's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

The three countries are pushing for tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea after the isolated country on Friday conducted its fifth and largest nuclear test.

The blast was in defiance of U.N. sanctions that were tightened in March.

China, the North's chief ally, backed the March resolution but is more resistant to harsh new sanctions this time after the United States and South Korea decided to deploy a sophisticated anti-missile system in the South, which China adamantly opposes.

South Korea said Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his counterparts Kerry and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will meet during the annual U.N. General Assembly to discuss putting further pressure on North Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Secretary of State Kerry, South Korean Foreign Minster Byung-se, and Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida: the one thing you all CAN do is invite both North Korea and China to a Peace Conference, to replaced the Armistice which has existed over 60 years, with a real peace deal, including North Korea's cessation of expanding their nuclear capability.

Then, negotiate in good faith to get it done, and make it happen.

Of course, that....would be logical.

But I do have a caveat for the Foreign Ministers of both Japan and South Korea; the US government may well not be amenable to such a solution, and let me share with you why.

As you have noticed, the American Presidential Election cycle has just heated up as though it were on industrial strength steroids.

IF internal polls at the White House and the Democratic National Committee indicate that Donald Trump may well win our Presidential election in a landslide in November, they may very well want to "gift" him with a war (any war will do, but with the US public sentiment not warm toward Kim Jong Un, it's a good starting place, in their minds) before he has the opportunity to take the Oath of Office.

Yes, I know this may sound crazy; however, logic and prudence, and care for the real concerns of the American people, haven't been around for quite some time in American governance, resulting in:

Massive poverty:

Tent Cities Full Of Homeless People Are Booming In Cities All Over America As Poverty Spikes

Multiple military misadventures:

U.S. troops staying in Afghanistan? New look at reduction plan

Endless corruption is leaving Iraq a failed state

Libya: From Africa’s Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention

"What A Mess!" - Pentagon At War With CIA In Syria

And of course, an absolutely unpayable National Debt:

U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK

Coupled with a monumental trade imbalance:

US current account trade deficit narrows to $119.9 billion

A logical, responsible government, at this point, would be trying to fix the fundamentals of an economy gone wrong, and evaluate why the US's military interventions have been such blatant failures; but this will not happen because more military interventions will fatten the coffers of the 1 percenters, heavily invested in the military industrial complex, and campaign donations to Congressional representatives who deliver what they want, in terms of national and international policies.

Additionally, those in the bowels of power in DC believe that another war may distract many Americans from the grinding poverty to which they have been condemned through the offshoring/outsourcing of the jobs which used to underpin the American middle class.

South Korean Foreign Minster Byung-se, and Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida, I encourage you both to have conversations with your counterparts in the Chinese government, and see how far they are willing to go to reach a consensus about inviting North Korea for a peace conference. The way President Obama threatened China about their activities in the South China Sea at the G20, you may have a rough road here, but please counsel patience; Obama will be out of the White House in January of next year.

I frankly think that such a move, toward a legitimate peace conference with North Korea, will be the only way to stop a US war against North Korea, and ultimately, China.

Sep 15 08:22

Now the Saudis Have Killer Drones, Too

Saudi Arabia is the world’s newest drone power. And that could be a problem, since the Saudis are in the midst of a rather nasty war.
Riyadh has signed a contract with Chinese firm Chengdu for an unspecified number of Pterodactyl drones, Saudi media reported in late August and early September.

The 30-foot-long, propeller-driven Pterodactyl, which Chengdu apparently modeled on America’s iconic Predator and Reaper drones, can fly for hours at a time carrying cameras and missiles. Operators on the ground control the unmanned aerial vehicle via satellite.

As far as killer drones go, the Pterodactyl probably isn’t terribly sophisticated—its sensors are certainly less capable than U.S.-made models—and that can mean the difference between life and death for innocent people caught in the crossfire as flying robots hunt militants on the ground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are going to kill hundreds to thousands more innocent Yemenites.

But hey, when it comes to weapons manufacturers,their products, and profits, to paraphrase Gertrude Stein, "A deal is a deal is a deal!!"

Sep 15 08:10

Hillary Deflates? A Setback For War

As libertarian (former) Congressman Ron Paul pointed out recently (here), the “deep state” elects whom it wants and it seems to have wanted Hillary Clinton.

And even after Hillary’s most recent collapse, articles are appearing in the mainstream media (see above excerpt) pointing out that Hillary is better than the alternative.

This is no coincidence. The mainstream media is owned by a relatively few people and they are surely supported by others, hidden influencers for the so-called deep state. And it is this deep state that requires, if possible, the services of Hillary Clinton.

The question is why?

Sep 14 19:26

War Baby: US Navy Sailor Abruptly Gives Birth On Aircraft Carrier At Sea

The US Navy was surprised to find a sailor, who had been complaining of stomach pain, give birth to baby girl aboard an aircraft carrier while deployed in the Persian Gulf. The aircraft carrier is in the middle of flying combat missions over Iraq and Syria.

The sailor, who never reported being pregnant, gave birth aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower while it operated in the Persian Gulf, according to the Navy.

Sep 14 13:58

Our Post-September 11 Fifteen Years’ War

On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda launched its four-plane air force against the United States. On board were its precision weapons: 19 suicidal hijackers. One of those planes, thanks to the resistance of its passengers, crashed in a Pennsylvania field. The other three hit their targets — the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. — with the kind of “precision” we now associate with the laser-guided weaponry of the U.S. Air Force.

Sep 14 09:17

No looking back: the CIA torture report's aftermath

“I want to be absolutely clear with our people and the world. The United States does not torture,” said George W Bush on 6 September 2006.

Bush was, for the first time, acknowledging the existence of the program that Senate intelligence committee staff investigator Daniel Jones would later expose as taking power drills to the heads of captured men; making them stand with their arms stretched above their heads for days at a time; leaving at least one of them naked until he froze to death; waterboarding them to the point of catatonia as bubbles rose from their open mouths; and inserting pureed food into their rectums while claiming it was necessary for delivering nutrients.

Details of those procedures were outlined in the 525 pages which CIA director John Brennan, Barack Obama and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough allowed to become public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the US government tortures, or outsources torture, two things happen:

People around the world understand that everything this government says about human rights and human dignity are simply bald-faced lies, only to be observed in the breach by the torture it commits or outsources, and:

When the US government tortures, it gives carte blanche to other countries which do not like us so well to torture American civilians and military personnel.

And as to that codswallop about torture producing valuable intelligence; torture only gets the tortured person to say what they think their captors want them to say to get the torture to stop, period, end of discussion.

One of the most effective interrogators during World War II was German Interrogator Hans Scharff, and he only used kindness and conversation to get what he wanted.

The Friendliest Interrogator Of World War II Was A German

Torture is morally evil; those who sign off on the use of torture (and yes, I am speaking of that unholy trinity of Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney), and those who torture, are mentally ill; there can be no other reasonable explanation, when such practices are both unnecessary, and extremely counterproductive

Sep 14 08:23

David Cameron is blamed for the rise of ISIS as a damning report says his 'ill-conceived' war on Colonel Gaddafi 'made the world more dangerous'

David Cameron's 'ill-conceived' military intervention in Libya fuelled the migrant crisis and spurred the growth of ISIS, MPs warn today.
In a devastating verdict, the Commons foreign affairs committee savages the former prime minister's judgment in rushing to war in 2011, saying the intervention was based on 'erroneous assumptions'.
The cross-party committee accuses Mr Cameron of ignoring military chiefs and a lack of reliable intelligence to pursue an 'opportunistic policy of regime change' in Libya.

Sep 14 07:47

John Kerry, John McCain made sure POW's were left behind

Sep 13 15:10

Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Report

By Nadia Prupis

The U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost taxpayers nearly $5 trillion and counting, according to a new report released to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the attacks.

Dr. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University, released the figures in an independent analysis of U.S. Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Veteran Affairs spending, as well as their base and projected future spending. Crawford is also a director at Brown’s Costs of War Project, which works to draw attention to the human, economic, and political toll of the military response to 9/11.

In total, the wars already boast a price tag of $4.79 trillion, she found. And the cost is still climbing...

Sep 13 12:39

This is outright gas sliding

Fake polls and propaganda.

Continue to expose the sinister Hillary Clinton campaign for what it is: a wildly failed attempt by a handful of elites to seize power. They were hoping for a home run by rigging the corporate media, instead they’ve struck out – word of Hillary Clinton’s poor health and erratic behavior has gone mainstream, and will continue to do so.

Vicious warmongers in favor of surveillance, wars for profit, and centralized financial authorities.

Sep 13 12:14

Isn’t It Time To Ban The Bomb?

Although the mass media failed to report it, a landmark event occurred recently in connection with resolving the long-discussed problem of what to do about nuclear weapons. On August 19, 2016, a UN committee, the innocuously-named Open-Ended Working Group, voted to recommend to the UN General Assembly that it mandate the opening of negotiations in 2017 on a treaty to ban them.

Sep 13 11:41

US Has Charged 110 People On Daesh-Related Counts Since 2013

A top US official says more than 110 people have been publicly charged in federal courts on counts related to the Daesh terrorist group since late 2013.

US Assistant Attorney General John Carlin said on Monday witnesses in almost half of cases on Daesh did not report anything to law enforcement authorities until after the charges were made.

Sep 13 10:56

US Citizens Can’t Sue Saudis for Perpetrating 9/11, but Can Sue Iranians Who Had Nothing to Do With It: Obama

the House and Senate have unanimously passed an act that could make it possible for US 9/11 victims to sue Saudis for their complicity in perpetrating the 9/11 attack.

Bush and Obama censored for more than a decade the evidence of Saudi involvement while they invaded Iraq, killing at least hundreds of thousands of people.

Obama is now reasserting his intention to veto the act, but, as Jason Ditz reports, will still allow “9/11 victims to sue Iran, even though Iran had nothing to do with the attack”.

Ditz continues that this is in keeping with the standard US practice of “protecting its allies [and itself] from lawsuits while setting up suits against international rivals”. (The US has been attempting to reconquer Iran since 1979 when the US’s Iranian proxy-dictator, whom Amnesty International called one of the world’s worst human rights violators, was overthrown.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks: this is American foreign policy ON DRUGS!!

And the reason Obama is going to veto the bill about Americans being able to sue Saudi Arabia is purely economic; as reported at cnn.com on 16 May, 2016:

Revealed: Saudi Arabia owns $117 billion of U.S. debt

Were Saudi Arabia to dump their holdings all at once, it would send the US economy crashing, perhaps irrecoverably, instantaneously.

Sep 13 09:25

China calls Washington ‘cause & crux’ of N. Korean nuclear issue as US flies bombers over peninsula

Beijing has blamed Washington for exacerbating the “vicious circle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula after the US pinned the responsibility for Pyongyang’s nuclear test last week on China’s alleged lack of effort to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.

On Friday North Korea made headlines after conducting its fifth nuclear test. The 10 kiloton explosion set off an artificial earthquake and an avalanche of international responses condemning the test.

While Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for a more “creative” response to the situation rather than issuing endless rounds of sanctions, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter over the weekend blamed China for its failure to curb the North Korean threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Ash Carter: what the US government keeps doing is exacerbating tensions in the region, to "egg" Kim Jong Un to more heights of brinkmanship.

And Lavrov is absolutely correct when he suggests ".. a more creative response to the situation."

And Sec Def Carter, what about a 4 way meeting with delegates from the US, North and South Korea, and China to hammer out a peace treaty, with which to replace the armistice, which is simply a cessation of fighting, under which North and South Korea have been living, since the 50s?!?

If there would be a way to guarantee that North Korea could be dissuaded from further developing its nuclear capabilities, that would be a peace treaty with guarantees about trade, and cessation of sanctions against it.

Or, sir, are you ruling it out, because it is....the most logical answer to the problem, and doesn't offer a pretext for a "back door" war against China?!?

The following was reported at sputniknews.com today:

US Nuclear Capable bombers Fly over South Korea to Warn Pyongyang

Sec Def Carter, I can assure you; this is not going to help ratchet down tensions here in the least.

In fact, this is the kind of provocation which is going to push North Korea toward more nuclear testing, which the US government - and China - appear, collectively impotent to stop.

Sep 13 09:09

US Apologizes To Laos Over Cluster Bombs, Then Sells Them To Pound Yemen

CIA’s nine-year secret war had made Laos the most heavily bombed country in human history. During his visit to that country on Sept 6, US President Barack Obama talked to local students, people and officials about America’s moral obligation to help Laos heal. Just three days later, the White House approved another $1.15 billion arms package to Saudi Arabia to bomb Yemenis who will have to suffer similar consequences for decades.

Sep 13 08:34

BOMBED: A POTATO CHIP FACTORY, A SCHOOL, A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS FACILITY, AND NOW A WATER WELL

Strikes in northern Yemen on Saturday reportedly killed two children and first responders as US-backed coalition continues ‘disturbing’ strikes.

A United Nations official has condemned airstrikes, including a “double tap” attack, on a water well in Yemen that killed dozens of people including children. The statement comes as the Obama administration’s proposed $1.15 billion arms to Saudi Arabia, who’s leading the U.S.-backed coalition’s bombing campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, faces opposition both on and off Capitol Hill.

In a statement released Monday, U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said that 30 people were killed and 17 were wounded, with the casualties including first responders and two children, as a result of the airstrikes in the village of Beit Saadan in northern Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US-militarily enabled Saudi military love to commit war crimes with impunity.

The fact that US companies sell them the weapons to do this makes the US government a partner in these war crimes.

Did you ever imagine that a plaque could honestly be placed on the US President's desk, stating: "The United States of America: a Proud Partner in War Crimes?!?"

Dear readers, that day.... has come, in this country.

Sep 13 07:46

?zech Party Calls for Referendum on Country's Withdrawal From NATO

The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, one of the most influential parties in the Czech Republic, is gathering signatures for a petition that would lead to the organization of a referendum on the country's withdrawal from NATO.

Sep 13 07:15

Results are in: US troops in Syria are defenseless vs. Russian tanks

According to a recently published report by the US Congress’ research services, at least 8 different anti-tank missiles are in use on the battlefield in Syria. The most dangerous of them are those of Russian origin. This observation by analysts’ is especially relevant for American military advisers and instructors in Syria. In effect, it means that the US Army is in need of a modernized tank defense system. As the newspaper notes, the Abrams tank, for example, lacks a dynamic protection system.

What’s more, it’s difficult enough to equip US infantry and Marines with active defense weapons, Business Insider adds. Even if the Americans decided to purchase and adopt battle-tested Israeli Trophy systems, this would not solve the problem.

Sep 12 13:42

Woolsey, James

Project For The New American Century huh! Great pick Donald.

R. James Woolsey, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) under President Bill Clinton from 1993-1995, is a well-connected advocate of militarist U.S. foreign policies. He has supported the work of several neoconservative-led groups, including the Committee on the Present Danger, the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, the Project for the New American Century, the Center for Security Policy, among numerous others.

Since 2011, Woolsey has chaired the board of directors of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an important bastion of hawkish “pro-Israel” advocacy in the United States that has served as an outpost for many well-known rightist ideologues.

Sep 12 11:15

Chelsea Manning Begins Hunger Strike, Demanding “Dignity and Respect” in Prison

Starting on Friday, Manning said, she would not willingly consume any food or drink, except water and prescribed medications.

Manning also refused to “voluntarily cut or shorten her hair in any way.” Army officials repeatedly force Manning to cut her hair to “military standards” – an appearance that she says does not reflect her gender identity.

Human rights advocates have repeatedly raised concerns about Manning’s treatment in prison. After her arrest in 2010, she was subjected to solitary confinement for extended periods and repeatedly stripped naked in her cell. Her treatment was so bad that a State Department spokesperson spoke out against the Pentagon and described it as “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.”

Since her conviction, Manning has been repeatedly threatened with indefinite solitary confinement, for charges as frivolous as keeping an expired tube of toothpaste in her cell.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This woman was charged and jailed for telling the truth, in an environment of repeated governmental and military lies.

She embarrassed this government and military for telling the truth; that is why she will most likely die in a military prison.

That the US government and military are trying to make a martyr our of her does not speak well for peace and justice in this country at all.

Sep 12 11:14

Hillary Clinton ‘Overheated,’ Leaves 9/11 Memorial Event In NYC

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to seek rest at her daughter’s apartment after feeling “overheated” at a 9/11 commemoration event.

Sep 12 11:01

The Tyranny of 9/11

We’ve walked a strange and harrowing road since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties.

We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade the citizenry to march in lockstep with a police state. In doing so, we have proven Osama Bin Laden right. He warned that “freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in – and the West in general – into an unbearable hell and a choking life.”

These past 15 years have indeed been an unbearable, choking hell.

What began with the passage of the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The price American citizens have paid for 9/11 has been that of 15 years of perpetual wars in the Middle East and beyond (with no seeming end in sight), in order to control raw materials, and insure that they are only sold for the US dollar.

The cost of these wars has been staggering, as have been the costs of resettling war refugees in this country.

We can believe nothing the Federal government or their media presstitutes say, after 9/11, and the charge that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of Mass Destruction."

The corrupt, dictatorial narcopracy our government has become reminds me greatly of Terry Gilliam's master film, "Brazil", where the only information one is allowed to have comes directly from the government bureaucracy, and no alternative thoughts were allowed. The citizenry was totally disposable; and torture was a standard way of "getting the truth" out of its citizens.

And if you don't believe such things have not already happened here, you need to read this article from theguardian.com from last year:

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

I criticise this country because, as a Christian pacifist activist, I want it to find ways of resolving its geopolitical disputes other than wars; unfortunately, the US government's engaging in good faith, hard-one negotiations seems no longer something it wants to do, ever.

In looking at the future, and I hope I am absolutely wrong here, I see one which is very bleak for the American people.

It appears that the US government is spoiling for wars against Russia and China; this is a very, very bad idea right now, because, as of this moment, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome to military confrontation with Russia and/or China.

And if you want a perfect example, take a look at all the the problems with the Lockheed-Martin "frankenfighter", the F-35:

F-35 MAY NEVER BE READY FOR COMBAT

We truly have a government of the corporations; for the corporations; and by the corporations; and in the most peaceful, logical way possible, that has got to change.

And there is a duel method for this; the first is throwing every single career politician in DC out of office, and insuring clean, no-glitch voting by using paper ballots, and the presentation of simple-to-acquire voter IDs.

Sep 12 10:55

15 years after 9/11; perpetual war and liberties lost

So 15 years of war has brought us no closer to peace and has cost us our freedoms. After all, war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. That’s what we should never forget.

Sep 12 10:22

Saudi Airstrikes Kill at Least 21 Civilians in Northern Yemen

A series of Saudi airstrikes against targets in northern Yemen have killed at least 21 civilians and wounded scores of others, with the larger of the two strikes occurring at a water-drilling site in the Arhab District, due north of the capital city of Sanaa.

The first airstrike killed four workers at the site, and attracted local villagers who aimed to carry out a rescue effort. Five more strikes targeted the rescuers, killing at least 11 more civilians and wounding at least another 20, though locals reported that the toll was likely far higher. claiming around 100 casualties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, looks like Saudi pilots are using the good old, US "Double Tap": strike; assassinate the first set of civilians, then assassinate those trying to protect and rescue them!

American readers of this blog, you ever, honestly, think that your country would ever be a proud partner in war crimes?!?

Yes, me neither; until the ugliness of that reality got rubbed in my face, as it is, every day, 24/7 these days.

Sep 12 09:49

'Negative consequences' Putin sends CHILLING warning to North Korea after nuclear test

The Russian leader has pledged to work with its allies to "solve" the worrying North Korea problem.

Pyongyang has rattled the world by holding a nuclear warhead test, which triggered a massive 5.3 magnitude earthquake on Thursday morning.

The North Korean state media confirmed it had carried out the test and revealed the country has a strategic ballistic missile it is ready to use.

But Putin has hit back at Kim Jong-Un's ambitious dictatorship, with a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry stating: "Such demonstrative disregard for international law and opinion of the international community deserves the strongest condemnation.

"North Korea’s actions, aimed at undermining the global non-proliferation regime, pose a serious threat to peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the Asia-Pacific Region. This will have negative consequences primarily for North Korea itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that North Korean leader Kim Jung Un is listening; Putin doesn't make idle threats, he makes promises.

Unfortunately, however, Kim Jung Un appears to be marching to the beat of his own drummer; and that guy's on bagpipes!!

Sep 12 09:21

F-35 May Never Be Ready for CombatTesting: Report Contradicts Air Force Leadership’s Rosy Pronouncements

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive procurement program in Pentagon history. It’s been plagued by schedule delays, gross cost overruns, and a slew of underwhelming performance reviews. Last month the Air Force declared its variant “ready for combat,” and most press reports lauded this as a signal that the program had turned a corner. But a memo issued from the Pentagon’s top testing official, based largely upon the Air Force’s own test data, showed that the Air Force’s declaration was wildly premature.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It doesn't appear that Lockheed Martin spends all that much on political campaign donations.

Lockheed's Campaign Spending by Cycle

So one has to wonder; just what is the Svengali- like hold this corporation has over the US military, that it issues absolutely rosy pronouncements about a completely, vastly failed fighter production program?!?

Is there an institutional culture, inculcated into our military managers, that they can never admit to having been wrong, even if they were?!?

The mind boggles at the complete disconnect between the real, documented failings of the F-35, and how happy the US military is to commend it. In fact, an article appeared in May of this year, indicating that the production of this fighter is going to quadruple in 2019.

After years of delays, the Joint Strike Fighter program is finally ready to hit the afterburner. FORT WORTH, Texas — As green-skinned, half-assembled F-35 Joint Strike Fighters take shape, this massive factory that once cranked out thousands of World War II bombers is preparing to get real busy again. F-35 production is slated to hit full steam in 2019, and Lockheed Martin is reshaping its final assembly line to get ready. Not far from the nine assembly stations where the stealthy jets are coming together, wooden walls and plastic sheeting rise dozens of feet to the ceiling, blocking off large portions of the plant where new laser-leveled concrete is being poured. Lowered air pressure behind the screens helps keep dust and debris away from the sensitive airframes. Elsewhere, scaffolding is being erected for seven new assembly stations to come.

As most of you who read this blog understand, I abhor war as a way for the US to settle its geopolitical disputes; that being said, when war happens, our men and women in uniform deserve the best this country can deliver.

The F-35 simply isn't it.

If the problems haven't been resolved by now, I seriously doubt that they can be resolved in another 3 years.

And if I were in Congress, I would sponsor legislation insuring that there would be a clause in the weapons makers' contracts, indicating that if cost over-runs went a certain percentage over cost estimates, the weapons were delivered late, and did not function as advertised, there would be jail time for the presidents of those companies for treason.

And NOT in a Club Fed.

These deficiencies are as serious as a heart attack, for our men and women in uniform, and if such a clause in contracts for weapons, draconian as it may seem, is the only way to "cure" the problem, then so be it!!

Sep 12 01:25

Israeli Black Operations in the USA – Operation Honeypot

It is well known that the Israeli Mossad using their Sayanim network in the United States routinely engage in Black Operations (“Black Ops”) against US Citizens here in the United States.

They usually target anyone who they deem to be antithetical or non-supportive of Israeli domestic and foreign policy.

There is virtually no escape from this type of black op once a target has been selected.

They routinely target senators, congressmen, politicians, celebrities, CEOs, academics, intellectuals, journalists, diplomats, or anyone of relative importance in American society.

Sep 12 00:53

LEMOA – Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement Signed by India with the United States

LEMOA adversely impacts India, Asia, Africa, Eurasia and The Non–Aligned Movement

If this decision is not reversed by the Indian or the American people, the signing of these agreements will be another turning point in the political history of India already covertly overrun by Zionist financial and security companies and covert agencies.

Sep 11 16:37

US Proxies And Regional Rivalries

US empire building depends on regional regimes’ support, especially in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. These proxy regimes fulfill valuable military roles securing control over neighboring regions, populations and territory.

In recent times, however, we witness the same proxies developing their own tendency toward expansionist policies – in pursuit of their own mini-empires.

Sep 11 12:30

The Safe World of the 21st Century: 167,000 Victims of Armed Conflicts in 2015

According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), 167,000 people were killed in armed conflicts around the globe last year, down slightly from the 180,000 people killed in 2014. There is the belief that we live in an era of global instability that is characterized by increasing numbers of human losses, while the Cold War period is normally considered a period of stability and relative order. However, statistics suggest otherwise: the number of victims of conflicts in the second half of the 20th century is on average three to four times higher than in the 21st century. First, there are virtually no large-scale interstate conflicts today claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands – and even millions – of people (the wars in Korea and Vietnam, the conflict between Iran and Iraq, let alone the wars of the decolonization period).

Sep 10 11:32

The F-35 Stealth Fighter May Never Be Ready for Combat

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive procurement program in Pentagon history. It’s been plagued by schedule delays, gross cost overruns and a slew of underwhelming performance reviews.

Last month the Air Force declared its variant “ready for combat,” and most press reports lauded this as a signal that the program had turned a corner. But a memo issued from the Pentagon’s top testing official, based largely upon the Air Force’s own test data, showed that the declaration was wildly premature.

Michael Gilmore’s latest memorandum is damning. The F-35 program has derailed to the point where it “is actually not on a path toward success, but instead on a path toward failing to deliver the full Block 3F capabilities for which the Department is paying almost $400 billion.”

Sep 10 11:13

Just One of the Israeli Truck Bombs on 9/11

Remember when the Zio-Media just kept running this "Israeli Truck Bomb On George Washington Bridge" story over and over and over and over after 9-11?

Me, neither!!! ;-)

Sep 10 11:00

NATO ‘Welcomes’ Turkish Invasion of SyriaSecretary-General: Staying Out of Syria Not an Option

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today, and issued a statement “welcoming” Turkey’s recent invasion of Syria, saying that Turkey is a “strong and highly valued” member of NATO and it was important that they are increasing anti-ISIS efforts.

Stoltenberg conceded that Syria was “a very complex and very difficult situation,” but insisted that the alliance did not have the option of remaining out of the Syrian Civil War, saying that the alliance must fight against ISIS inside Syria.

Turkey’s invasion has seen them fight ISIS, at least some of the time, but the invasion has also set its sights on the US-backed Kurdish YPG. Several NATO nations, particularly France have previously expressed disquiet about Turkey’s invasion, despite Stoltenberg’s apparently unreserved endorsement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has Stoltenberg gone absolutely barking dog mad, to have made this statement?!?

Is Stoltenberg for more serial genocide of the Kurds by the Turkish military inside Syria?!?

Is he for Turkey nipping off bits of Syrian sovereign territory, permanently?!?

Because just as certainly as as God made little green apples, these will definitely be the outcomes of this Turkish invasion of Syria.

The layers of complexity in this war just got expanded, exponentially, with Turkey going into Syria now.

Sep 10 10:33

Yemen ‘war crime’ footage emerges day after Theresa May defends Britain’s Saudi arms deals (VIDEO)

Just a day after Prime Minister Theresa May defended UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, cell phone footage has emerged apparently showing a college in Yemen being bombed by Saudi jets.

The footage, filmed in January 2016 and first published in the UK by independent media outlet The Ferret, appears to show a college hit by an airstrike. Attacks on schools are explicitly outlawed under the Geneva Convention, and thus constitute a war crime.

Filmed by a security guard on a cell phone, the footage was first passed to the Yemeni NGO Mwatana and then submitted to the UK government’s Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC).

A leaked draft of the report claims: “The weight of evidence of violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition is now so great that it is very difficult to continue to support Saudi Arabia.”

The revelation comes just a day after British PM Theresa May was confronted with the issue in the House of Commons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Britain's Prime Minister May: it's only the money for your arms manufacturers that you allow the continuing Saudi slaughter in Yemen, right?!?

Well, Prime Minister May, I invite you to take a good, hard at the following images, and please explain to the world how the slaughter of Yemeni children is "...keeping Britain safe."

Images of extrajudicial assassinations of Yemeni children by Saudi Forces

We are waiting, Madame Prime Minister; how does the slaughter of these kids "make Britain safer"?!?!?

And how would you characterise these killings of children to their mothers, "retroactive birth control"?!?

Madame Prime Minister, you sicken me, in your absolutely shameful, hypocritical attempt to defend the indefensible.

With these statements, you have just incontrovertibly demonstrated that you have had your conscience surgically removed before you became Prime Minister.

The UK deserves far better, Madame Prime Minister.

Sep 10 10:04

‘UK acting as weapons pimp, reaping rewards of Saudi Arabia’s dirty work’

We know Riyadh has invaded Bahrain to suppress lawful and legal protests that were going on there, and they have also attacked the indigenous of Yemen, the Houthis, Raza Kazim, Islamic Human Rights Commission, told RT.

A cross-party group of British MPs have to decide whether to call for the suspension of UK weapons sales to Saudi Arabia or not. The British Prime Minister Theresa May insists sales should continue, and claims the close ties to the country are necessary to keep British people safe.

Sep 10 09:12

Russia and US reach tentative agreement for Syria ceasefire

Pause in fighting to begin on Monday night, allowing humanitarian aid to flow – with Russian and US forces set to launch joint airstrikes against extremists

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is struggling to remain relevant in Syria and not look like they are losing their fight to replace Assad.

Sep 10 08:33

The War Economy: CNN's Wolf Blitzer Warns About Job Loss If US Stops Arming Saudi Arabia

Ladies and gentlemen, it appears the long anticipated moment of peak mainstream media stupidity may have finally arrived. This is what passes for journalism in America today.

Sep 09 15:08

Yemen ‘War Crime’ Footage Emerges Day After Theresa May Defends Britain’s Saudi Arms Deals

Just a day after Prime Minister Theresa May defended UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, cell phone footage has emerged apparently showing a college in Yemen being bombed by Saudi jets.

The footage, filmed in January 2016 and first published in the UK by independent media outlet The Ferret, appears to show a college hit by an airstrike. Attacks on schools are explicitly outlawed under the Geneva Convention, and thus constitute a war crime.

Sep 09 13:03

Is Putin a Lousy Dancer?

A lousy dancer blames the uneven floor, and Mme Clinton had proven to be an unexpectedly lousy dancer in the competition for the presidency against the blundering New York tycoon. We would expect her to win or lose graciously, as befits a former First Lady, but gosh, she is clumsy – and blames her lack of grace on poor Mr Putin.

Caesar was renowned for his multitasking; he could dictate seven letters at once, wrote Pliny. But even Caesar lookalike Putin can’t play the role prepared for him by Ms Clinton and other mainstream Western politicians, that is to bear blame for all their shortcomings.

Sep 09 12:38

Don’t Mention The War: Argentina Considering Joint Falklands Oil & Gas Project With Britain

Argentina is considering a joint fossil fuels exploration project with Britain around the Falkland Islands, also known as the Islas Malvinas, in a sign of thawing relations between the two nations.

Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra expressed a desire to see an end to the era of confrontation between Britain and Argentina over the disputed islands, which lie 300 miles (483km) from South America’s southern coast.

Sep 09 10:31

Rift Appears Within NATO Over the Bloc's Provocative Policy Toward Russia

NATO is taking every effort to justify its raison d'etre. However, the Alliance's saber-rattling on Russia's doorstep is triggering deep concern and anxiety among its members. Although "the marriage of interests" still holds, cracks are appearing among the bloc's members.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NATO European leaders understand full well that the US is looking for some kind of an excuse to exploit to start a "hot" war against Russia, through which it believes it can rescue its tanking economy.

NATO European leaders have had a ringside seat to wars on their very front lawns; they do not want to see that happen ever, again.

NATO leadership, which continually whines and moans about alleged "Russian aggression", is completely out of touch with its member states, and all parties need to sit down, and plot a rational, sane course for NATO's future which does not involve spoiling for a fight with Russia.

Unfortunately, the Obama Administration may just not allow that to happen.

If internal White House and DNC polls demonstrate that Trump is going to cream Clinton in the November elections, the US government may well do something to provoke a war against Russia, even before Trump can take the Oath of Office in January.

Sep 09 10:27

MORE WMD FRAUD: Sexed-up UN ‘Chemical Weapons’ Report on Syria Contrived to Trigger More Sanctions, Intervention

When the UN released its summary of their ‘chemical weapons’ report on August 30th, the usual suspects – led by the US, UK and France, immediately rushed to their media pulpits to claim that this was “proof” that Syria, under the leadership under President Bashar al Assad, was somehow guilty (again) of the charge of “using chlorine bombs against its own people.” This latest UN report was the result of a year-long joint inquiry with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Before the full report was even release, western official and their media surrogates began hysterically claiming that it was imperative for the UN Security Council to move for more sanctions against Syria, as well as a ‘Safe Zone’ (No-Fly Zone) be imposed, and possibly more license to increase the US-led military intervention in Syria.

Sep 09 09:59

"Dear Mark Zuckerberg. No, I Will Not Remove This Picture..."

Dear Mark Zuckerberg.

I follow you on Facebook, but you don’t know me. I am editor-in-chief of the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten. I am writing this letter to inform you that I shall not comply with your requirement to remove a documentary photography from the Vietnam war made by Nick Ut.

Not today, and not in the future.

The demand that we remove the picture came in an e-mail from Facebook’s office in Hamburg this Wednesday morning. Less than 24 hours after the e-mail was sent, and before I had time to give my response, you intervened yourselves and deleted the article as well as the image from Aftenposten’s Facebook page.

To be honest, I have no illusions that you will read this letter. The reason why I will still make this attempt, is that I am upset, disappointed – well, in fact even afraid - of what you are about to do to a mainstay of our democratic society.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the New Amerika, Mr. Hansen; where dictatorship, and the shunning of any narrative, other than that of the official story, are the rules of the game.

I am quite sure that thinking Americans, and Europeans, who do not want their views censored will find other platforms than "Wastebook", where the forums are free from these kinds of strictures, and enabling of intelligent on line conversations.

Sep 09 09:21

Israel Starts Home Demolitions in Syrian Golan, Plans Illegal Annexation, Opens “Corridor” for Syrian Al Qaeda

Israeli occupation authorities in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, on Wednesday, for the first time demolished a home, claiming it was built without permission. The demolition and claims the house was built without permission violates Israel’s obligations under international law, according to which an occupying power must assure that administration in occupied territories adhere, to the greatest possible degree, to the law of the occupied country’s territory.

Israel has, however, enforced new Hebrew as official administrative language, denies building permits and engages in other violations of international law that aim at oppressing the Arab population and culture and Syrian administration in the occupied Golan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very simple; Israel wants to steal more Syrian territory, and by any means necessary.

They are doing precisely to the Syrian residents of Occupied Golan Heights what they do to Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Look for some major Israeli incursions into Syria when Tel Aviv thinks no one is looking.

Sep 09 09:13

The Unspoken War on Yemen, Anglo-American Crimes against Humanity, U.N. and Media Silence, Complicity of “The International Community”, Destruction of an Entire Country…

On Tuesday 6th of September, twenty-four hour monitoring by Yemen’s Legal Centre for Rights and Development (LCRD) recorded the bombings by the Saudi led “coalition”, armed by the US and UK and advised by their military specialists, thus collusion and co-operation of both countries render them equally culpable for the carnage.

Yemen has a population of just 24.41 million (2013 figure) and according to the Rural Poverty Portal:

“ … is one of the driest, poorest and least developed countries in the world. It ranks 140 out of 182 countries on the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index (2009). An estimated 42 percent of the people are poor, and one Yemeni in five is malnourished. Poverty is endemic, particularly in more remote and less accessible areas.”

In the one day and night period covered here, attacked were the capital Sana’a and Sa’dah, Marib, AlJawf, Hajjah, Hodeidah.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Americans, your country, and the UK, are complicit and enablers in the war crimes of the Saudi Government, the House of Saud, and the Saudi Military.

The Yemeni people's crime in all this?!?

Having thrown off a brutal dictator, the US sponsored and anointed Al-Hadi, and replaced his government with that of the Houthi rebels.

The Saudis are killing innocent civilians, including children; they are blowing up hospitals, schools, private residences, and market places in order to cow the Yemeni people into submission.

These acts are war crimes.

But this military campaign was supposed to end quickly; and after 18 months, the Yemeni people show absolutely no signs of backing down from this Saudi military onslaught.

So, I have to wonder what the UK and the US are going to offer the Saudis in terms of new weaponry; perhaps, since the US has blocked the transfer of cluster bombs to the Saudi military, will the UK fill in the gap?!? More air to air missiles?!? Perhaps a tactical nuke or two?!?

I am most certain that the US and UK have many more goodies for their defense industries to offer the Saudi military; it's just a question of the price.

But I would really like for you to see just what these airstrikes are accomplishing; they are accomplishing this, and I warn you, this is an horrifically graphic image:

At least 10 children killed in Saudi airstrike in Yemen

I do hope this image burns in your memory for a very, very long time, because henceforward, you cannot say, "I didn't know the US government was doing in Yemen with it's military partner, Saudi Arabia."

So, this is the bottom line of what the US and UK are doing by enabling this Saudi war against Yemen; the assassinations of innocent civilians, including children, from the sky, with bombing runs.

Please take a good, hard look at these tiny dead bodies for a moment, and yes, I know, if you have any compassion at all, this is very hard; then, imagine, for one brief moment, that they had been your kids.

And, understandably, not a word from the American presstitutes and whoresspondents on these extrajudicial assassinations.

The airwaves, and the net, are filled with mindless distractions, digital heroin, if you will, to keep people from focusing on what is going on the real world; and while you have been distracted, the US and UK continue to be the Merchants of Death to realms which routinely suppress their own populations, and commit war on others.

The United States of Amerika is now a proud sponsor of war crimes: I never, growing up, thought that I would actually see this come true, but it has.

This is terrible, horrific truth with which to have to live; but what I can do is bear peaceful, Christian witness to the crimes of this government, and hopefully, to get the American people to awaken to them.

Sep 09 08:29

US Denies Entry to Ex-UK Ambassador Who Is Critical of US Foreign Policy

The United States over the weekend denied travel to a former British ambassador, Craig Murray, who was also a British diplomat for some 30 years, and is the author of several books.

Murray has stood twice for election to the House of Commons. He was “honored” by being thrown out of Uzbekistan by its repressive government after risking his life to expose appalling human rights abuses there. He is not a terrorist and is not a social media jihadi. He has no criminal record, no connection to drug smuggling, and does have a return ticket, a hotel reservation and ample funds to cover his expenses.

He is however seen as a threat to the United States.

Ambassador Murray was headed to the U.S. this week to be Master of Ceremonies at an award ceremony honoring John Kiriakou, the CIA torture whistleblower. Kiriakou was the only US government official to go to jail in connection with the torture program, and all he did was help expose it to the media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the kind of governmental behaviour one expects of petulant, childish dictatorships, where the mere whisper of a narrative which might not be to the government's liking, is slammed down hard.

That's precisely what the US government did to Murray here, and that is what this country has become, courtesy of the last several administrations; a "soft" dictatorship, but a dictatorship, none the less.

"Welcome to Amerika, folks: your papers, PLEASE!!"

Sep 09 08:14

U.S. agrees to help enhance Ukrainian forces, dispatches adviser

The United States and Ukraine on Thursday agreed to cooperate on defense technology and improve Ukraine's forces in a move aimed at boosting Ukrainian defense and enhancing U.S. assistance, the Pentagon said.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter also named naming a senior U.S. adviser to oversee the effort.

Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak signed the partnership agreement at a meeting in London in which they also discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian government forces confront Russian-backed separatists.

The partnership aims "to enhance the defense capacity of Ukraine's forces, advance critical Ukrainian defense reforms, improve resource management processes and boost defense technology cooperation," the Pentagon said in a statement following the meeting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given General Abizaid's background, I sincerely doubt that the response of the US to Ukraine's request for military aid, is going to stay "...focused on defensive support." for very much longer.

His bio indicates that this man is a very formidable leader and manager, particularly in war situations.

Bio: John Abizaid

With this appointment, look for things in Ukraine to start heating up, and most probably very quickly; the US military is not likely going to appoint someone with a background like his, and not utilize him in developing a shooting war scenario, to make it look like it's start was "Russia's fault".

Sep 09 07:56

US Military Admits To Failure In Saving Hostages In Afghanistan

The United States military has admitted to its failure in rescuing two universality professors held hostage in Afghanistan.

Two professors at the American University — an American and an Australian — were kidnapped in the heart of the Afghan capital Kabul last month.

Sep 09 07:43

Turkish Troops Trade Fire With Syrian Kurds Along Border

Turkish forces and the Syrian Kurdish YPG have exchanged fire across the border between Turkey and Syria today, according to military officials. There were as yet no details about the casualties, but the fighting does point to Turkey’s operations inside Syria, since their invasion two weeks ago, moving into a new anti-Kurdish phase.

Both sides accuse the other of firing first, and look officials in Afrin, the Kurdish-held town, denied that they returned any fire at all, insisting it was simply another round of “Turkish aggression” that threatened to ignite a war against them.

Turkey made much of invading Syria not just to fight ISIS, but to expel the Kurds from west of the Euphrates River. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter today reiterated that the Kurdish YPG had totally withdrawn from Manbij. Turkish officials have repeatedly said that the Kurds have not withdrawn from the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More Turkish serial genocide against the Kurds, I see; and of course, the US government is doing absolutely nothing about it!!

Sep 09 07:42

IT IS STILL 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT!!!

2016: "Last year, the Science and Security Board moved the Doomsday Clock forward to three minutes to midnight, noting: 'The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.' That probability has not been reduced. The Clock ticks. Global danger looms. Wise leaders should act—immediately." See the full statement from the Science and Security Board on the 2016 time of the Doomsday Clock.

Obama has the dubious distinction of being the only president that has brought the clock closer to midnight during his presidency without backing it off. I would actually put the clock 2 minutes or closer to midnight! Gawd help us all if the bell actually tolls!

Sep 09 07:33

About 450 More US Troops Arrive in Iraq to Back Mosul Drive

About 450 more U.S. troops have arrived in Iraq in the past week to support the imminent offensive to drive ISIS from Mosul, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said Thursday.

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, declined to give a time frame for the start of the offensive but added, "We're going to have to get started soon" if Mosul is to be wrested from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria by the end of this year.

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, task force commander, appeared to suggest in a Wall Street Journal interview that the Mosul offensive could begin as early as next month to fulfill Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's prediction that the strategic northwestern city would fall before the end of the year.

However, in a Pentagon briefing from Baghdad, Dorrian denied that Townsend said that the Mosul push would begin in early October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government is never, fully, leaving Iraq, in order to control which corporations sell Iraq's oil, and in what currencies it can be sold.

And BTW, there is one guy who is very steamed about this, none other than the Shiite cleric, Muqtada Al Sadr, who is encouraging his followers to demonstrate against the current Al-Abadi government for its corruption and incompetence.

As reported at presstv.com in July of this year, he made the following statement:

Iraqi shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has told his followers to target US troops who are to be deployed in Iraq as part of Washington’s alleged fight against the Daesh terrorist group. On Monday, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that 560 more US troops will be sent to Iraq as part of an upcoming operation aimed at retaking the key city of Mosul from Daesh. A comment was posted on Sadr’s official website after one of his followers asked for the cleric’s response to the announcement. "They are a target for us," replied Sadr, without further elaborating, Reuters reported on Sunday. The move to increase the number of US troops comes despite growing concerns among the Iraqi public that the US is planning to use battle against Daesh as a pretext to return to Iraq. US forces invaded Iraq in 2003 to topple long-time dictator Saddam Hussein but the large-scale military operation deteriorated security in the Arab country and gave birth to various militant groups

Were I Sec Def Carter, I would most certainly take this man at his word, because I don't think he is bluffing at all about this threat. We will see how this plays out, but my bet is that not only will US troops be fighting Daesh; they will also be fighting the Mahdi Army, and they are a force with which to be reckoned.

Sep 08 17:41

Quantum radar can detect what’s invisible to regular radar

From their description the design sounds reminiscent of a basic interferometer system that uses a probe beam and a reference beam. The converter creates the microwave probe beam that would illuminate the object to be detected, while the visible arm acts as the reference beam — or ‘idler beam’ as they call it. The two beams then interfere with each other in the detector.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A caller into the radio show asking about quantum radar and here is an article which describes the concept.

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