Jul 11 08:37

To Prosecute Blair for War You Do Not Need the ICC

To prosecute Tony Blair or George W. Bush or others responsible for the criminal attack on Iraq, or other top officials for other recent wars, does not require the International Criminal Court (ICC).

It is commonplace to insist that the ICC cannot handle the supreme crime of aggression, although it might at some point in the future. The United States is also believed to be immune from prosecution as a non-ICC member.

But this focus on the ICC is a sign of weakness in a global movement for justice that has other tools readily available. When the losers of World War II were prosecuted, there was no ICC. The ICC's existence does not impede anything that was done in Nuremberg or Tokyo, where the crime of making war was prosecuted by the victors of World War II under the Kellogg-Briand Pact.

Nor does the existence of the UN Charter throw up any obstacles. The invasion of Iraq (and every other recent Western war) was just as illegal under the UN Charter as under Kellogg-Briand.

Jul 11 08:17


This week’s Chilcot report on Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq was as polite and guarded as a proper English tea party. No direct accusations, no talk of war crimes by then Prime Minister Tony Blair or his guiding light, President George W. Bush. But still pretty damning.

Such government reports and commissions, as was wittily noted in the delightful program ‘Yes, Prime Minister,’ are designed to obscure rather than reveal the truth and bury awkward facts in mountains of paper.

And beneath mountains of lies. The biggest lie on both sides of the Atlantic was that the invasion and destruction of Iraq was the result of ‘faulty intelligence.’ The Bush and Blair camps and the US and British media keep pushing this absurd line.

Jul 10 21:35

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

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

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

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

Jul 10 12:51

Chilcot and the End of the Anglosphere – Justin Raimondo

Bush’s poodle subordinated British sovereignty – and precipitated a disaster.

Do we really need a 2.6 million word report on how Bush’s poodle, a.k.a. former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, allowed his country to be pulled into a conflict that claimed hundreds of British lives, thousands of American lives, and at least 150,000 Iraqi lives, while plunging the entire region into a maelstrom of terroristic chaos?

A good decade after being announced, the Chilcot report has finally been released, and what it shows is that the phrase “Bush’s poodle” is blatantly unfair to poodles: after all, even a poodle is known to have gone off its leash every once in a while – but not Tony.

Jul 10 11:12

When the Ice Cream Turned To Blood: Aleppo, A Story Of Suffering

Op-Ed by Afraa Dagher

From the border with Turkey, there is a curse which has yet to leave Aleppo since the beginning of the proxy war with Syria.

It has long been Erdogan’s dream to annex Aleppo for Turkey. Exactly like his predecessor of the Ottoman occupation stole a part of Syrian land known as Iskenderun.

Today, July 9, 2016 was the worst day for Aleppo...

Jul 10 03:28

Catholic Priest Accuses Tony Blair of Opening the Gates of Hell

How stained is Tony Blair’s soul?

It’s not possible to speak about the state of another man’s soul, but it would appear that he has lied to and deceived the public. He seems to be deceiving himself now. He led the country into a war which was completely unjust. In a sense we are all complicit but in this country he has the highest share of that complicity in mass murder that’s still going on. He opened the gates of hell, metaphorically speaking, with the chaos that’s come out of the invasion of Iraq. What he’s done has caused massive evil and suffering. Morally he’s in very serious trouble.

Jul 09 11:23

Call for a Washington Demonstration to Stop the Drive to World-War III

This is a call for demonstrations in Washington to stop the drive to World War III.

In its pursuit of planet-wide dominance, the U.S. government has over the past 15 years waged wars which have moved our planet step-by-step to the precipice of a nuclear war which can destroy our planet. It has initiated illegal wars of aggression which continue in various forms to this day in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, while covertly financing and arming Jihadists in Syria and other countries.

Meanwhile, U.S. government-led Nato forces have for some time sought military encirclement of Russia, with U.S. and Nato forces now moving up to its very borders on the false pretext of imaginary ‘Russian aggression, while new military bases and movement of high tech military equipment, new military bases, and engagements in the South China sea threaten to trigger war with China.

Jul 09 10:04

This is how the CIA's first captive after 9/11 described his years of torture

n the evening, while he was held captive at a secret CIA black site in Thailand, the high-value detainee Zayn al-Ibidin Muhammed Husayn said his interrogators would torture him by confining him to a large, six-foot-tall black wooden box in "extremely uncomfortably positions." Other times, they would force him to spend hours in a small "dog box."

The detainee, better known by his surname, Abu Zubaydah, said he was deprived of "adequate air" and food in the boxes while an "extreme noise machine nearby" tormented him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Humankind has known since the times of the inquisition, that torture only gets the person to confess to whatever the torturer wants to hear in order to get the torture to stop.

Also, when Americans do this, or outsource it, it gives countries who do not particularly like the US carte blanche to do it to American military and civilians.

People who love to do this, or devise ways in which it can be done are mentally and morally cruel. No moral government should EVER give permission to torture, because there are a zillion different ways to get information from people without hurting them.

Jul 09 07:43

The US too needs a report

As the UK parliament released its long-awaited Chilcot report on the country’s role in the Iraq war, there have been renewed calls all over Britain to try former prime minister Tony Blair for war crimes. This brings up another question: what about George W Bush?

Jul 09 07:42

Whitewash Won’t Cover Blair’s Guilt

This week’s Chilcot report on Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq was as polite and guarded as a proper English tea party. No direct accusations, no talk of war crimes by then Prime Minister Tony Blair or his guiding light, President George W. Bush. But still pretty damning.

Jul 08 01:36

Scott Adams: The FBI, Credibility, and Government

Thanks to Comey, the American voting public will get to decide how much they care about Clinton’s e-mail situation. And that means whoever gets elected president will have enough credibility to govern effectively.

Comey might have saved the country. He sacrificed his reputation and his career to keep the nation’s government credible.

It was the right decision.

Comey is a hero.

Jul 08 00:03

Israeli troops rustle 450 goats from southern Lebanon

Qassem Hashem on Wednesday, the Israeli troops snatched his goats and relocated them to the Israeli-occupied section of the Shebaa Farms.

UN peacekeepers and Lebanese troops are currently trying to retrieve the stolen livestock.

Jul 07 15:25

Outrage As ICC Claims Blair Won’t Go On Trial For War Crimes

The long awaited Chilcot report on the UK’s role in the Iraq war is due to be released on Wednesday after seven years of preparation.

Jul 07 13:35

Chilcot, Israel and the Jewish lobby

Gilad Atzmon wonders whether Chilcot’s failure to mention Israel’s role in Tony Blair’s war on Iraq was related to the presence on his team of Martin Gilbert and Lawrence Freedman, both Jewish with Gilbert being an active supporter of Zionism.

Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

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

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

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

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

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

Jul 07 12:29

Iraq verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

Stuart Littlewood argues that apologies for the war on Iraq are not enough and that there will be “mega-trouble if heads don't roll” and Tony Blair and his co-conspirators are not brought to justice.

Jul 07 08:00

Obama’s Civilian Drone Death Count up to 500% Higher Than US Mass Shootings

By Claire Bernish

Obama’s drones have ‘officially’ killed more innocent people than mass shooters — despite paranoia surrounding gun control and propaganda about unhinged loose cannons shooting civilians en masse...

Jul 06 10:04

Everyone Knew that Iraq Didn’t Have WMDs (And Chilcot Report Is a Whitewash)

We in the alternative media reported over and over and over and over and over and over that all of the insiders knew that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Today’s Chilcot Report doesn’t add anything new.

Craig Murray – former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee – explains why:

Do not expect a full truth and a full accounting from the Chilcot panel of establishment trusties today. Remember who they are.

Jul 06 08:44

Blair Committed Supreme Crime

Chilcot tells us what we knew but at much greater length with lots of gaps in it

Jul 06 07:51

Iraq war mother: 'Blair cannot be allowed to walk away to his merry life and his millions'

"Tony Blair has to answer for his actions, whether it is in a court of war here or in The Hague. He can't just walk away and say sorry [...] and go off to his merry life and all his millions. No. In my opinion he should be in the Hague, on war crimes [charges]."

Jul 06 07:37

Chilcot needs to say, ‘Blair lied’.

The fact is, there is already enough information in the public domain to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Tony Blair lied in the run up to the war, that the war was illegal and that it did catastrophic damage not just to Middle East but to global stability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I note that the foreign press is reporting that the Chilcot report does suggest Tony Blair fabricated much of the claims used to sell the war while the American corporate media continues to use the phrase "flawed intelligence." The reason is obvious. George W. Bush was party to those very same lies. And the government doesn't want you knowing that you are lied into wars because more wars based on more lies are coming!

Jul 06 07:16

Chilcot Inquiry live reaction

Blair denies making a decision on Iraq at Crawford in Texas at a meeting with President Bush, and pushed “a reluctant US administration” to comply with the UN.

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Jul 06 07:12

5 revelations from Chilcot’s damning report into the Iraq war

The report says then-Prime Minister Tony Blair deliberately exaggerated the threat posed by the Iraqi regime as he sought to make the case for military action to MPs and the public. Blair had disregarded warnings about the potential consequences of military action and relied too heavily on his own beliefs, Chilcot says.

In July 2002, well over six months before the invasion of Iraq, Blair wrote to then-US President George Bush promising him that the UK would be there with him “whatever,” Chilcot says.

Jul 06 07:06

Chilcot Report on Iraq War Offers Devastating Critique of Tony Blair

Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain went to war alongside the United States in Iraq in 2003 on the basis of flawed intelligence that went unchallenged, a shaky legal rationale, inadequate preparation and exaggerated public statements, an independent inquiry into the war concluded in a report published on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is declaring the Chilcot report "devastating" but it is in fact another whitewash. This article echoes the claim of "flawed intelligence" but as the Downing Street Memo and Blair's "Dodgy Dossier" prove, there was a deliberate intention to deceive the people of the US and UK with the fiction of nuclear weapons, in order to invade Iraq for purely economic reasons.

Jul 06 06:44

Chilcot: Blair invaded Iraq before exhausting peaceful options

Tony Blair’s government made up its mind to take Britain into the U.S.-led war in Iraq before all peaceful options had been exhausted, and based the decision on “flawed intelligence,” according to the long-awaited Chilcot Report released on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Chilcot report is a whitewash. There was no flawed intelligence. There was flat-out lying.

Jul 06 06:28

Tony Blair has 'got his comeuppance today': Mum of Glasgow soldier killed in Iraq is pleased with Chilcot report

In it, report author Sir John Chilcot criticised Tony Blair - the Prime Minister in 2003 who presented the case for war and led the invasion - for committing to backing US counterpart George W Bush over Iraq.

It also criticised Government ministers' justification for, planning and conduct of a military intervention which "went badly wrong, with consequences to this day".

Several military operations were described in the report as "hastily prepared" and led to equipment shortages for British personnel - an issue which several victims' families have long campaigned over.

Jul 06 06:27

Chilcot vows his Iraq War report will NOT be a whitewash and 'a few' people will get the blame but admits he is 'not judge and jury' as military families tell him troops cannot carry the can for politicians

It has been seven years in the making, but the results of the inquiry into Britain's invasion of Iraq in 2003 will finally be unveiled today.

Thirteen years after British troops crossed into Iraq, Sir John Chilcot will deliver his verdict on the UK's most controversial military engagement of the post-war era - and he has warned the Government, army and intelligence service to expect criticism.

The report, believed to have cost around £10million to produce, is published amid calls for former prime minister Tony Blair to be held to account for 'misleading the public and Parliament' when taking the UK into the conflict.

Jul 06 06:19

FLASHBACK - The Downing Street memo

There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the Chilcot report finally out, it is worth recalling all the lies used to sell us war with Iraq.

Jul 06 06:14

Mother of soldier killed in Iraq believes Chilcot Report backs her call for Blair to face prosecution

Pat Long, who lost her 24-year-old son Paul in 2003, has said the inquiry into the war proves Tony Blair “lied” about the details which led to the conflict and claimed the lives of 179 British servicemen and women.

Jul 05 19:29

Royal Navy Admiral Lord West: "I was told in 2002 we were invading Iraq"

On the eve of the release of the Chilcot Report, Lord Admiral West, former Commander-in-Chief of Fleet of the British Royal Navy in the lead up to the Iraq war, revealed to Channel 4 News that in July 2002, a full eight months before British Parliamentary approval for the invasion of Iraq, he was told "by someone very high up...that we would be invading Iraq".

"You don't wake up in your bath in the morning and say let's get ready for war. Someone told me. I know someone told me"

Lord West was not invited to give evidence to the Chilcot inquiry.

Jul 05 11:06

Trump Hammers On Brexit, “Independence Day” And Repudiation Of Rule By The Global Elite

One thing is clear, whether or not everyone will agree with what is said, Trump is at least speaking more directly than most politicians do

It turned out that Trump wasted no time in making sure that the people of America understood that what had been done in the UK can be done in the United States.

Jul 05 08:57

Jeremy Corbyn Labour coup designed to stop him 'calling for Tony Blair's head' after Chilcot report, says Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond has appeared to suggest the internal Labour party coup against Jeremy Corbyn is connected with the publication of the long-awaited Chilcot report into the Iraq war.

His comments come just three days before the publication of the inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war. Earlier reports have suggested Mr Blair, the former Prime Minister, and his contemporaries will be savaged in an “absolutely brutal” verdict.

In an article for the Herald, the former Scottish First Minister wrote: “It would be a mistake to believe that Chilcot and current events are entirely unconnected. The link is through the Labour Party”

Jul 05 08:33

PETER OBORNE: If Chilcot fails to nail Blair's lies, it's final proof our democracy is broken 

According to advance leaks, Sir John will apportion the blame very widely with several dozen ministers, officials and military figures coming in for criticism.

These same reports also suggest a great deal of the report will concentrate on mistakes made during the occupation of Iraq rather than the decision to go to war in the first place.

If these leaks are true, they suggest that Sir John’s report, like the whitewashed reports that have already been published, will lack focus.

There are in truth only a handful of crucial points it should address. Did Tony Blair lie in order to make the case for war? Was the war legal?

Did the war — as Tony Blair promised it would — make Britain a safer place?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FBI Director Comey beat Chilcot to the punch in proving our Democratic system is broken.

Jul 05 07:41

FLASHBACK - Hillary Clinton: Saddam Has WMD

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

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

Jul 05 03:57

ISIS barbarity still haunts Palmyra

Daesh (ISIS) is gone from Palmyra, hopefully for good. But the area is still haunted. One imagines a long period of healing, cathartic reconstruction, restoration and healing will be required by its returning residents before this ancient town will feel cleansed of Daesh butchery, desecrations and filth.

Jul 05 03:36

Zionism Begins to Unravel - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

In truth, Zionism and the state it created have always been ideologically rigid. Every effort at modifying the movement’s basic demand for a state exclusive to one people, from early concepts of “cultural Zionism” to more recent notions of “liberal Zionism,” has failed. The occasional bit of propagandistic dissimulation notwithstanding, Zionist leaders from Ben Gurion to Netanyahu have been dedicated to (a) territorial expansion based on the principle of Eretz Israel (greater Israel) and (b) the principle of inequality

Jul 03 08:26

Outrage as war crimes prosecutors say Tony Blair will not be investigated over Chilcot's Iraq war report – but British soldiers could be

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will examine the Chilcot report for evidence of abuse and torture by British soldiers but have already ruled out putting Tony Blair on trial for war crimes, The Telegraph can disclose.

The decision has outraged families of troops killed in Iraq who blame Mr Blair for engineering the war.

Jul 02 21:52

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

An exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

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

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

Jul 02 17:51

What do famous people think about Zionist Jews? (100 MINS)

A series which took the Internet by storm of people you will recognise from Politicians, Journalists, Authors, Actors, Musicians and many more speaking the truth about Zionism.

Jul 02 14:40

Accusation claims Syrian and Russian troops are looting Palmyra! INDICTMENT NOT PROVED

“Syrian Troops Looting Ancient City Of Palmyra, Says Archaeologist.”

So shouted the highly respected UK Guardian’s headline of June 1, 2016 on the eve of the opening day of this month’s two-day Berlin Convergence attended by more than 170 scientists, archaeologists, architects and planners. The gathering of experts was convened to discuss how best to preserve Syria's, and our heritage, despite the five-year-old war that has killed more than 280,000 people and has also resulted in serious damage to our globally shared Cultural Heritage.

Jul 02 11:31

What cost, Israel...

On this 68th commemoration of the Nakba (or catastrophe), I wanted to show what it meant to one Palestinian refugee.

On May 15, 1948, Zionist Jews danced and firecrackers burst over the streets of New York celebrating the founding of Israel. About the same time, and on the other side of the world, Zionist terrorists’ mortar exploded in the middle of Jebal Al Luz (mountains of almonds) burning homes and forcing civilians to flee their village.

Jul 01 18:31

What do famous people think about Zionist Jews? (100 MINS)

A series which took the Internet by storm of people you will recognise from Politicians, Journalists, Authors, Actors, Musicians and many more speaking the truth about Zionism.

Jun 30 18:21

I Remember My Name – Palestinian Poetry

The title underscores a common torment that permeates much of this book. All three of these gifted writers are exiles from their homeland, and whether they speak of love, loss, anger, heartache, resolve, despair, triumph, tragedy, or even the banal, there is often an undercurrent of an exile’s longing for home, tinged with the combined anguish and guilt of being spared the fate of that home.

Jun 30 06:28

Obama’s AFRICOM Nominee Will Seek Authority to Assassinate

Neither oil nor currency issues were discussed at the SASC hearing, where Lt. Gen. Waldhauser assured South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham that he would expand the so-called War on Terror in Africa and seek the authority to assassinate without presidential approval:

Jun 29 19:53

‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

are you one of the oppressors or one of the oppressed? - silk stockings

snip: In a carceral state, there is no difference between the treatment meted out to a law-abiding citizen and a convicted felon: both are equally suspect and treated as criminals, without any of the special rights and privileges reserved for the governing elite.

In a carceral state, there are only two kinds of people: the prisoners and the prison guards.

With every new law enacted by federal and state legislatures, every new ruling handed down by government courts, and every new military weapon, invasive tactic and egregious protocol employed by government agents, “we the people”—the prisoners of the American police state—are being pushed that much further into a corner, our backs against the prison wall.

Jun 29 05:24

INTOLERABLE: Clinton on Benghazi report: Time to 'move on'

(AP) - Hillary Clinton said Tuesday the nation should move on after Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee released a report critical of the slow response to the deadly 2012 attacks at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya.

The former secretary of state said at a campaign event in Denver that the report involved more than two years and $7 million but "found nothing, nothing to contradict" the findings of earlier investigations.

"I'll leave it to others to characterize this report but I think it's pretty clear it's time to move on," Clinton told reporters.

(*"Move" Hillary Clinton "On" To The Big House
The Nation should Move On to demanding a criminal investigation of her involvement in yesterday's Istanbul Blast , because it's obvious She Was The One Who Benefited From That Distraction )

Jun 29 04:11

Benghazi Panel Faults Clinton

(*So have the networks ready , and send in the SWAT team , and get her !


and somebody should be telling Sanders to Have His Good Suit Pressed )

Jun 28 08:38

100% Of Palestinian Prisoners Have Been Tortured In Israeli Jails

As many as 71 Palestinian prisoners have died in Israeli jails as a result of torture since 1967, Abdel Nasser Farwana, head of the documentation and studies unit at the detainees and ex-detainees committee, said.

Jun 25 11:47

How 100 Syrians, 200 Russians and 11 dogs out-witted ISIS and saved Palmyra

The ISIS Plan A was to detonate the massive explosions of “Erase” by using a mobile phone from as far away as between 5 and 10 kilometers to trigger the massive explosion. A backup Plan B triggering method was tied into landline phone lines. Discovered only a short period before the conflagration was likely to be unleashed, arriving Syrian forces acted fast and the first measure they took was to have the two Syrian phone services Syriatel and MTN shut down all the phone lines in and around Palmyra. “Erase” was disabled unless ISIS had a Plan C. If so, it did not work either.

Jun 24 11:46

Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30


DALLAS (AP) — More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said.

Five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night, while the rest were treated at the scene for burns to their feet and lower extremities, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said.

The hot coals were spread outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center as part of a four-day Robbins seminar called "Unleash the Power Within."

Jun 24 09:10

Derailing Chilcot: The Red Herring of Post-War Planning in Iraq

Let’s be clear: the US-UK military occupation of Iraq – full of massive amounts of deadly violence dished out by the US and UK armed forces, torture and destructive divide-and-rule tactics – was a catastrophe for the people of Iraq. And it was hugely unpopular, with a secret Ministry of Defence 2005 poll of Iraqis finding that 82 percent “strongly opposed” the presence of coalition troops, with 45 percent saying attacks against US and UK forces were justified.

However, it is a complete red herring to suggest better planning is the crux of the issue. “The problem wasn’t the way that this was implemented, the problem was that we were there at all,” argued Rory Stewart, who served as the coalition’s provisional authority deputy governorate co-ordinator in Maysan province In Iraq, in 2013:

“All these people who think ‘If only we had done this, if only if we hadn’t de-Ba’athified, if only we hadn’t abolished the army’ misunderstand the fundamental tragedy of that encounter between the international community and Iraqis… it wasn’t the detailed, tactical decisions that were made, it was the overall fact of our presence. The problem was so deep that if we hadn’t made those mistakes we would have made other mistakes. It was a wrecked intervention from the beginning, from the very moment we arrived on the ground.”

Jun 23 18:56

Conquest and Tyranny versus Peace and Justice

The United States has not been and cannot be an objective broker for peace in the mid-east precisely because it has a “special relationship” with that state resulting from legislation that ties Israel’s actions to the US as a complicit partner. It is therefore imperative for the UN to undertake the mission that France asks of it. Israel has continued to defy the UN yet remains a member. It has not only invaded a defenseless people at will killing thousands and maiming untold numbers, destroyed essential infrastructures while taking no responsibility for reconstruction, has doubled since 2014 the number of illegal Settlers in the West Bank while stealing ever more Palestinian land and blames other nations for defiance they are guilty of and continue with impunity.

Jun 23 13:37

US Transfers Yemeni Inmate From Guantanamo To Montenegro

The Pentagon has transferred a Yemeni detainee from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to Montenegro, the Pentagon says.

Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi, 36, was transferred to the government of Montenegro in a manner “consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures,” the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Jun 23 12:19

CIA Psychologists Admit Creating Post-9/11 ‘Torture’ Practice For $81mn

Two former CIA psychologists have partially admitted to having advised torture and inhumane treatment for detainees, including those leading to fatalities. Over the course of some eight years, the CIA paid them $81 million for creating a torture program.

Jun 23 10:16

Adolph Hitler: Agent of the Round Table

The man who discovered Hitler and advanced his career in Germany was Ernst Hanfstaengl, a German businessman with key links to the Round Table conspirators and the highest echelons of power in the US, right up to the office of the American president at the time.

Jun 23 06:51

Detainee Released From Gitmo to Montenegro

Al-Rahab has been suspected of serving as bin Laden's bodyguard in past.
The Yemini national has been held in the controversial Cuban detention facility for 14 years without being formally charged with a crime. The Defense Department announced his release Wednesday, but it is unclear when the release took place, or how Montenegro plans to care for him.

A review board found in 2014 that he was no longer a threat to the United States, and recommended transfer.

Closing Guantanamo by the end of President Obama's term in 2017 is a goal of the administration. It was a central pledge of his 2008 campaign for president, but there is growing speculation he will be unable to make good on that pledge>>> (*enough with the BEX , already !)

Jun 22 12:29


Jun 22 09:04

ISIS used nerve gas against Syrian Army outside Raqqa

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 22 09:00


Turkish border guards ‘kill 11 Syrian refugees’ in indiscriminate shooting

Jun 21 22:06

The Zionists Did Poison the Well !!

As if all the daily attacks against the natives is not enough, Rabbi Shlomo Mlmad, chairman of the Council of Rabbis in the West Bank settlements, has issued a creed in which he allowed Jewish settlers to poison water in Palestinian villages and cities in the West Bank.

Jun 21 15:27

Attorney General Opposes Obama's Plan For Closing Guantanamo

US President Barack Obama is facing opposition again from within his administration over his plans to close the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a report.

Jun 20 20:10

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

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

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

Jun 20 09:09


In the wake of the Orlando massacre, the United States and Saudi Arabia are vowing to turn up the heat against terrorists and religious extremism in the Middle East. But these allies have a history of supporting the same tenets of religious extremism that lead to terrorism and repression of human rights. On June 13, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Kerry’s home in Washington, where the pair shared dinner. The meeting came a day after Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, apparently pledging allegiance to Daesh (an Arabic acronym for the terrorist group known in the West as ISIS or ISIL) during the attack.

Jun 19 18:05

Big Trick Hybrid Op at Orlando or just another Sandy Hoax?

Some of these events have plenty of real dead people. Some of these events are totally staged with no dead people. And some are hybrids with real dead people and staged events all rolled into one to keep everybody utterly confused!

Could it be that the KM/EH deployed a new hybrid form of false-flag, one that used both really dead victims and really stupid obvious crisis actors and staged phony victims afterwards? Could it be that they figured they could set a big trap and later release actual photos and autopsies and death certificates on some real victims?

A hybrid false-flag with both some real dead victims and some stupid looking phony crisis actors to provide the appearance that the whole op was virtual only with no dead, would serve a very big trick, if it could be sold both ways — First as a phony op to the researchers, and later as a real op to everyone by releasing real incontrovertible evidence later of actual dead victims.

Jun 19 08:37


Ramadan 2016: Israel ‘cuts off water supply to West Bank’ during Muslim holy month.

Jun 17 08:02

Documents: Image of chained, diapered detainees worried Bush

Newly declassified documents offer more details about a detainee who died inside the secret prison network the CIA operated abroad after the Sept. 11 attacks and disclose that President George W. Bush was worried about the image of shackled detainees wearing adult diapers.

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I'll bet he was really worried about far worse, but diapers is all they want to admit to; a typical limited hangout.

Jun 17 06:31

Documents: Image of chained, diapered detainees worried Bush

Newly declassified documents offer more details about a detainee who died inside the secret prison network the CIA operated abroad after the Sept. 11 attacks and disclose that President George W. Bush was worried about the image of shackled detainees wearing adult diapers.

Among the 50 documents released was a heavily redacted memo in which then-CIA Director Porter Goss recounts a meeting with Bush on June 7, 2006. The only sentence left to read said: "The president was concerned about the image of a detainee, chained to the ceiling, clothed in a diaper and forced to go to the bathroom on themselves."

Human rights advocates said Wednesday that this week's release of the documents — many footnoted in the 2014 Senate report on the torture of detainees — depict the human suffering associated with the CIA's enhanced interrogation program, which President Barack Obama said did significant damage to America's standing in the world.

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That Bush was more worried about the damage that these images of this man might cause, rather than forbidding the acts of torture which were recorded by these images, is very much a real insight into the the utter absence of any decency or morality Bush consistently demonstrated as President.

Torturing was OK, but actually having images of the torture recorded, and ultimately seen, was the big, hairy, tacky no-no, in Bush's tortured logic.

And President Obama, if these images caused a "significant damage to America's standing in the world.", they should have!!

NO leader of the free world should NEVER, EVER torture, period, end of discussion.

There were no moral reasons, and no justifications, for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq was about the oil; Afghanistan, about the pipeline routes and the opium from which to make cheap, potent heroin.

Ultimately, these wars were all about corporate profit; those brave young men and women, who fought, died, and got maimed for life in these wars were simply "collateral damage", and were considered irrelevant by Bush and his minions, except to secure the financial gains they thought these wars would bring them.

Jun 16 23:12

Hawks rising: Dozens of State Dept officials call for US strikes against Assad in Syria

These people are crazy!

Bucking current US policy, dozens of State Department officials have reportedly signed an internal document calling for military action and regime change in Syria, claiming it is the only way to defeat Islamic State and end the war.

The document is alleged to have expressed frustration with America’s inability to halt a civil war in Syria that has killed around half a million people and contributed to a worldwide refugee crisis.

Jun 16 14:30

The US Government Just Killed 150 People In A Country That They Aren’t Even At War With

This week, the US government used drones and airstrikes to fire missiles and drop bombs in a country that they aren’t at war with, killing at least 150 people. This act of aggression took place in Somalia, where the US military regularly stages drone strikes and other attacks, despite the fact that they have not declared war on the country. The government claims that every single one of the victims were “militants” or terrorists, however, they have not revealed the identities of the victims and have not provided any evidence to support their claims.

Jun 16 13:41

Newly Released Torture Documents Reveal Further Depravity

By Derrick Broze

The CIA has released 50 new documents relating to post-9/11 torture and rendition practices.

On Tuesday the Central Intelligence Agency released 50 new documents which add even more detail to the disturbing use of torture, humiliation, and rendition. The documents depict brutal torture and paint a clear picture of CIA officials desperately working to suppress evidence of their actions. The documents were released in response to an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union and Vice...

Jun 16 10:18


The CIA on Tuesday released dozens of documents detailing its torture and rendition program under the Bush administration, from the horrific treatment of detainees to the agency’s 2002 plan to ask the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) not to prosecute interrogators.

The heavily redacted trove of more than 50 documents was published in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the ACLU last year, which sought records referenced in the U.S. Senate’s damning report on the CIA’s program—commonly referred to as the torture report—released in December 2014.

“These newly declassified records add new detail to the public record of the CIA’s torture program and underscore the cruelty of the methods the agency used in its secret, overseas black sites,” Jameel Jaffer, ACLU deputy legal director, said Tuesday. “It bears emphasis that these records document grave crimes for which no senior official has been held accountable.”

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IF the United States of America was a functional country, working under the rule of law, that unholy trinity of those architects of the torture program, Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, would have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

However, when Obama first took office, he made it crystal clear that this was not going to happen.

And the reason such prosecution was absolutely not going to happen is that the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan were about maximizing corporate wealth by expropriating the resources of foreign countries to which the United States, and its corporate minions, had absolutely no moral right; so all was excused in the name of those profits, and no charges of torture would ever be placed against these people.

Because, at the end of the day, President Obama is no less beholden to those corporate interests which, covertly and overtly, funded his rise to political power than were Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld.

Neither is Hillary Clinton; and should she win/steal the election, the draft will return; there will be more income inequity; more wars; more surveillance, and more general misery as the "new normal" in the lives of Americans.

Jun 15 21:53

Authoritarian Control and Mass Murder In America The Hegelian Dialectic Way

This article will demonstrate how New World Order globalists and their neocon puppets in Washington have consistently employed this repeating cycle of the Hegelian Dialectic consisting of the problem (originally called thesis), reaction (anti-thesis) and solution (synthesis) during this century’s federal governmental domestic policies. Inasmuch as US Empire virtually controls all Western nations as well as nearly all Third World nations, this insidious undemocratic process is unfolding globally on the geopolitical chessboard with the ultimate objective of establishing one world government tyranny.

This endless do-loop application stateside will be analyzed to demonstrate how the feds have amplified and concocted a “homegrown” enemy of radicalized violent extremists to intentionally include millions of non-violent, law abiding US citizens as the identified problem.

Jun 15 16:25

New CIA Documents Reveal More Horrors of President Bush’s Torture Program

By Nadia Prupis

The CIA on Tuesday released dozens of documents detailing its torture and rendition program under the Bush administration, from the horrific treatment of detainees to the agency’s 2002 plan to ask the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) not to prosecute interrogators.

The heavily redacted trove of more than 50 documents was published in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the ACLU last year, which sought records referenced in the U.S. Senate’s damning report on the CIA’s program—commonly referred to as the torture report—released in December 2014...

Jun 15 13:22

Newly Released CIA Files Expose Details Of Torture Program

The CIA has released dozens of previously classified documents that expose grim details about the US spy agency’s torture program after the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks, including a request that it would never be prosecuted for abusing suspects.

Jun 15 08:31

Iraqi’s case against MoD for alleged abuse by British troops could open floodgates

Waheed was also held without charge for more than six weeks, two of which included solitary confinement. That was despite interrogators concluding he was innocent after he fully cooperated with British authorities and tried to provide information that could be useful to his captors.

He is one of two former detainees suing the MoD for alleged abuse, the other being Kamil Najim Alseran.

Jun 15 07:57

Newly-released CIA Documents Cite Invaluable Interrogation Program

Newly declassified internal CIA documents show agency officials convinced its detention and interrogation program provided "unique and invaluable intelligence," while some expressed deep reservations and cautioned against leaving a trail of documents questioning its legality.

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"Invaluable Interrogation Program", meaning torture.

Jun 15 07:16

Israel absolves colonel who shelled clinic to “honor” soldier

The Israeli army has decided not to indict a colonel who ordered the shelling of a clinic in Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood to “honor” a soldier who had been killed by sniper fire.

Instead, the senior officer, Nerya Yeshurun, will merely be reprimanded, a penalty that does not preclude promotions.

In May 2015, The Electronic Intifada revealed a recording of Yeshurun instructing his unit to shell the clinic on 23 July 2014, five days after Israel launched its ground invasion of Gaza.

Jun 14 15:29

Obama No Longer Seeking To Shutter Gitmo: Report

US President Barack Obama’s administration no longer deems viable using an executive order to close down the controversial the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba, a new report has revealed.

Jun 14 14:25

MH-17 Probe Trusts Torture-Implicated Ukraine

The Ukrainian intelligence service that has been guiding the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shoot-down of July 2014 recently blocked a United Nations inquiry into alleged torture sites under Ukrainian government control.

Jun 14 03:18

Superdelegate Tyranny?

It would appear Clinton has been coronated and not elected.

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

Jun 13 15:58

Christopher Bollyn: What is the U.S. Goal in Afghanistan?

Edwards gives the CIA the benefit of the doubt in concluding that the U.S. agency lost Afghanistan due to hubris and incompetence. The historical record, however, suggests that the CIA rejected the Haq plan because the agency’s real aim, at the highest level, was not to eradicate Islamic terrorist groups, but to foment and support them in order to create an Islamic enemy, the opposition against whom the next war, the War on Terror, would be fought.

Jun 12 11:20

30 Days Jail Term for Israeli Sniper who “Killed 13 Gaza Children in One Day” to Terrorize Palestinians

In 2014, an Instagram post of David D. Ovadia, an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) combat soldier bragged about killing 13 Palestinian children in one day, sparking outrage on social media. Posing with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle, Ovadia tagged a Palestinian woman Sherrii ElKaderi, and wrote: “I killed 13 childrens today and ur next f***ing muslims go to hell bitches.”

Jun 12 03:57

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

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

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

Jun 11 12:59


During the "6-Day War", Israel, hoping to put the blame on Egypt, attacked the American non-combat surveillance ship with aircraft and torpedo boats, killing 34 sailors and wounding 171 more. The dastardly attack in international waters was preceded by as much as 10 hours of close surveillance. Israeli vultures had circled Liberty on many different occasions before attacking.

Radio operators in Spain, Germany, Lebanon and aboard Liberty itself all heard the pilots report back to their headquarters that this was an American ship. Then came the vicious attack, which was finally cut short when it was thought that American help was on its way. Because Liberty failed to sink, the Israeli government had to confess its dirty deed -- concocting an elaborate story of "mistaken identity."

Jun 11 08:38

Benghazi Chair Gowdy Subpoenas Top Obama Pentagon Official: ‘Deliberate Concealment’

A top Pentagon official, who Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. charged may have misled the House Select Committee on Benghazi, has now been subpoenaed to testify.

The issue in question centers on the committee’s request to the Pentagon in February seeking the identity of “John from Iowa.” The Air Force service member called into Sean Hannity’s radio program in 2013, stating he had been a drone operator the night of the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks.

The man told Hannity it was clear from what he was seeing that there was no way the attacks were the result of a spontaneous uprising because of an internet video, which both U.N. ambassador Susan Rice and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed.

Jun 11 04:47

Why Israel is blocking access to its archives

Most of the files should have been accessible after 15 years, with the most top-secret documents locked away for up to 70 years. In many cases, Akevot says, the classified status of documents has expired, but they have still not been made public. Reasons for denial of access are rarely given.

In other instances, documents that were already declassified – some of them decades ago – have been re-sealed and are now unavailable.

Despite the mounting secrecy, historic war crimes are still coming to light.

Jun 10 16:33

Rabbi Michael Lerner Blasts Israeli Occupation of Palestinians at Muhammad Ali's Funeral

Berkeley-based rabbi Michael Lerner spoke as a representative of the Jewish faith at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service in Louisville today, and delivered a fiery sermon

Jun 10 11:21

SDF Kills 50 ISIS Terrorists and US Kills 30 civilians in and Around Manbij

In past 36 hours Heavy fighting between Syrian Democratic Forces and ISIS around strategic city of Menbej 50 ISIS terrorist killed and 75 villages and farms came under control of SDF, SOHR anounced based from reliable sources.

The US Attacks resulted in the death of a woman and four of her children, and injured her husband, which rise the number of civilians killed by the international coalition’s warplanes since the beginning of the operations on areas around the city and its countryside to 30 persons, including 11 children and four citizen women.

Jun 09 12:36

UN's Ban Ki-moon admits threats resulted in Saudi-led coalition being removed from blacklist

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has admitted that his decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from the organization's blacklist came after threats from a number of countries. Human rights groups are urging him to backtrack on the decision.

Jun 09 10:14

Ex-MI6 officer will not face charges over Libyan renditions

“Top British officials helped abduct a pregnant woman and four children, and so far we have no apology, no explanation, and now no one held responsible. Sir Mark Allen took credit, in writing, for the operation. Jack Straw, we are told, signed it off. The head of MI5 was so incensed about all this she wrote to Tony Blair at the time.

“Strangely, the CPS’s attitude to all this is ‘see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil’. It is hard to escape the conclusion that this decision has a great deal to do with political power and very little to do with the rule of law. While these families have been denied justice at every turn, we are determined to keep fighting for it.”

Jun 09 08:40

Ex-UK ambassador: Corrupt Crown Prosecution Service Bins Action on Extraordinary Rendition and Torture

Anybody who is in any way surprised at today’s announcement that nobody will be prosecuted for extraordinary rendition and torture, is in deep denial about what a corrupt and rotten state the United Kingdom is.

Among the many documents the Metropolitan Police (who are genuinely furious) handed to the Director of Public Prosecutions, and which now lies in a bin, is my own sworn evidence of the complicity in torture of Jack Straw and senior FCO officials. I therefore now publish the statement I made to the Metropolitan Police.

Jun 09 07:16

Turkey Expects German Gov't to Swear Off Armenian Genocide Vote

Ankara expects the German government to distance itself from the German parliament's resolution recognizing Armenian genocide, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Wednesday.

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"We are the only people who suffer genocide! Us! Not them, only us! You are using our trademarked history!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jun 09 07:06

MI6 won’t be charged over kidnap, torture of Libyans

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced Thursday that no charges will be brought against British spies over the 2004 rendition of Libyan dissidents due to "insufficient evidence."

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"All the witnesses got really depressed and committed suicide!" -- Number 9 3/4

Jun 08 18:23

In attack on Trump, Clinton accidentally admits drone killing of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki may have been a war crime

In her self-declared “major” foreign policy speech on June 2, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton indirectly admitted that the U.S. government’s drone killings of family members of suspected militants, such as Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, is a war crime. Clinton blasted Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for saying “he would order our military to carry out torture and the murder of civilians who are related to suspected terrorists — even though those are war crimes.”

Jun 08 18:08

Disseminating Zionist Fascism by Libelling Art

Palestinian-Australian Samah Sawabi’s finely crafted lyrical play, Tales of a City by the Sea, continues to be under fire from B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission Chair, Dvir Abramovich since the play was added to the Victorian curriculum. His accusations against the Palestinian-Australian playwright are preposterously spurious,

Jun 08 18:05

Schoolgirl Leanne Betrayed ……Free-speech organisers pull the plug on her ‘Birds not Bombs’

In a highly-regarded public speaking competition 15 year-old Leanne Mohamad, a pupil at Wanstead High School in London, stood up and gave an impassioned speech about the appalling situation back home in the Holy Land. It was so moving that she won the regional final and a video of her speech was posted on the organisers’ website.

Then a blogger called Edgar Davidson complained and Leanne’s speech was deleted. He said it was “full of ignorant lies and blood libels”.

Jun 08 14:57

Calling Out Drone War as a War Crime

Night and day, U.S. “pilots” sit in cushioned chairs near Las Vegas, commanding drones on the other side of the planet, tracking and killing people, what retired Col. Ann Wright and other activists call a war crime, writes Dennis J Bernstein. Leading the charge against the U.S. “drone war” — now a key part of the Pentagon’s forward fighting strategy — is an unlikely individual, Colonel Ann Wright, who spent most of her adult life as a diplomat, working in the U.S. State Department. Colonel Wright reopened the U.S. embassy in Kabul in 2001. But in 2003 she took an action that would transform her life. She resigned her position in opposition to the then-impending U.S. invasion of Iraq. Since then, she has become a full time global peace activist. She also is one of the most vocal and convincing opponents of U.S.

Jun 08 14:22

Saudis to Receive Combat Choppers After Removal From UN Child Killing List

Saudi Arabia is set to receive 24 Hellfire-armed AH-6i Little Bird helicopters from US aeronautics contractor Boeing, a sale that would have been banned had the UN not removed the Kingdom from their war crimes against children list.

Jun 08 13:33

British Police Training Saudis Amid Torture Fears: Documents

British police are training Saudi officers to use high-tech detection skills despite concerns that they have led to suspects being tortured.

Senior British MPs called Tuesday for the suspension of the controversial program by the College of Policing.

Jun 08 12:34

Justice For Torturers?

If you happen to be a potential American war criminal, you’ve had a few banner weeks. On May 9th, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter presented former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger with the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award, that institution’s “highest honorary award for private citizens.”

Jun 08 11:39

Blair Blame Game: Ex-PM Prepares Iraq War Excuses Ahead Of Chilcot Report

Former PM Tony Blair will respond to the Chilcot report on the legality of the 2003 Iraq invasion by arguing the Middle East state was devastated by Iran, Al-Qaeda and a powder keg of tribal animosity unleashed by Saddam’s removal, reports suggest.

Jun 08 10:42

The Latest Attempt to Whitewash the Saudi-Led Coalition’s Crimes in Yemen

The U.N. has made a humiliating, disgraceful reversal in its reporting on the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen:

Jun 07 16:14

The Disturbing Truth Behind U.S. Drone Assassinations That The Government Tried To Keep Secret

From his first days as commander in chief, the drone has been President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice, used by the military and the CIA to hunt down and kill the people his administration has deemed—through secretive processes, without indictment or trial—deserving of execution. There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state’s power over life and death.

Jun 07 15:33

New York Just Launched a Blatantly Unconstitutional Attack on Your Freedom of Speech

By Michaela Whitton

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched what has been described as a blatantly unconstitutional attack on freedom of speech. He has also been accused of establishing a dangerous precedent reminiscent of McCarthyism. In a fierce crackdown on those critical of Israeli occupation, Cuomo ordered agencies to divest from companies and organisations aligned with the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Describing the BDS movement as an economic attack on Israel, Cuomo’s executive order requires the New York State Office of General Services to create a blacklist of institutions and companies involved in the BDS movement. All state agencies will be required to divest from such companies...

Jun 07 11:05

UN takes Saudi coalition off Yemen list of child violators

Following a vehement protest from Saudi Arabia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday removed the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen from a list of government forces that committed grave violations against children last year, pending a joint review of cases.

Jun 06 15:17

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

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

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

Jun 06 06:50

Exposed: 'US Special Forces in Afghanistan killed pregnant women, removed bullets'

Somebody did in fact report that suspected Taliban were in the compound, but that information was completely wrong, as was so much of the information that the Special Operation forces used for their targeting of the night raids in Afghanistan. And in fact the individual who was the target of that raid, the person who they were searching for when they went in guns blazing to that compound, turned himself in a few days later and was questioned and ultimately released. He was the wrong man. So, once again, the intelligence was wrong, the killing was in vain and they covered it up in order to try to save their own skins.

In fact, the eye witnesses to the raid and to the killings saw the US Special Forces digging the bullets out of the bodies of the pregnant women. And those family members were never interviewed by the person who carried out the so-called investigation.

Jun 05 12:01

Offbeat: Men raid vegan café, pelt patrons with meat

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

Jun 03 16:24


The UN has documented “hundreds of cases” of illegal detention, torture, summary executions and ill-treatment of captives both by Ukrainian government and pro-Russian armed groups in the east, Ivan Simonovic, UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, told the Times in an interview on Friday. He said the UN documents for the first time expose the “scale and brutality” of Ukraine’s government-run torture program as well as existence of five secret detention centers. In one case a suspect was picked up by “masked men” believed to be SBU agents. He was then repeatedly shot in the head with a Taser pistol and had his left hand, head, back and knee smashed with a hammer. “He was forced to confess to being an armed group member on camera. Then his captors took him to the state security services where he was arrested,” the official went on.

Jun 03 15:00

Is The UK’s Iraq Inquiry Set To “Savage” Tony Blair?

With the publication date of the Chilcot Inquiry into the illegal invasion of Iraq just weeks away (July 6th) reportedly set to “savage” former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair he has made a rare return to the UK and gone in to manic diversionary tactic overdrive.

Jun 03 14:56

The Global Trade In Guantánamo Captives

The belief that the men imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay are the “worst of the worst dangerous terrorists” is still commonly held, due in large part to the mainstream corporate media and politicians. But as early as 2006, Seton Hall University School of Law identified, using US Department of Defense data, that only 5 percent of prisoners were captured by the US military. Of the current 80 remaining detainees, only three were captured by US forces, including Pakistani prisoner Saifullah Paracha, who was kidnapped in Thailand.

Jun 03 12:51

UN accuses Ukraine of mass tortures

The UN claimed that the Ukrainian special services illegally carry out mass detentions of people and apply tortures. The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights reported about systematic tortures and cruel treatment of militias in secret jails of the Security Service of Ukraine. Beside that, he highlighted that cases of human rights violation in Ukraine became systematic. It should be noted that in the nearest future, monitoring mission of the international organization on human rights observance in Ukraine will release a report, where hundreds of cases of illegal mass arrests and cruel tortures are revealed. The report contains information on five secret jails of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Times reported. Before that, the Ukrainian security service barred subcommittee's delegation of the UN on tortures prevention from visiting jails where people who underwent cruel abuse are kept.

Jun 03 11:53

Gitmo Prisoner Talks Of Mental Torture In US Military Jail

A Somali inmate at the notorious US military prison in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay has spoken of mental torture there.

Hassan Guleed, an alleged al-Qaeda member since his 2004 capture, told a military judge Thursday that he experienced intentional noises and vibrations inside a high-security section of the prison known as Camp 7.

Jun 03 10:12

Bollywood-Boarding: UK Special Forces In Libya ‘Torture’ ISIS With Indian Pop Tunes

UK special forces operating in Libya are blasting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) positions with Bollywood hits as part of a psychological operation to mentally break the militants.

Troops reportedly started using the tactic after it was suggested by a Pakistani-born intelligence officer in the British military, who said the IS fighters would be profoundly affected by exposure to a form of culture they vehemently oppose.

Jun 03 10:11

Top 10 indications or proofs ISIS is a US-Israeli creation

ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It’s a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag. For many alternative news readers, this may be patently obvious, but this article is written for the large majority of people in the world who still have no idea who is really behind the rise

Jun 03 10:01

The Levant may be heating up as ISIS strengthens; are Obama and Putin working in conjunction?

David Hitch of appeared on the Intellihub Podcast Wednesday, to talk about the Levant and just how strong ISIS is in the region.

Jun 03 08:49

Saudis rooting for Clinton to win White House: Oil analyst

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 03 08:45

‘Mental Torture’: Gitmo Inmate Testifies Against Guards At US Prison Camp

A Somali detainee at Guantánamo Bay has accused guards at the high-security Camp 7 of using “mental torture” against inmates. He testified as a witness in a case against inhumane treatment at the US facility in Cuba, backing up claims by another inmate.

“They have mental torturing in the Camp 7,” Guleed Hassan Dourad said at a pretrial hearing for Yemeni defendant Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, according to Reuters.

Jun 03 07:56

Defense Secretary Claims Bombed Syrian City Used to ‘Plot Against US’

A day after reports that US airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Manbij had killed at least 15 civilians, Pentagon officials still aren’t confirming the incident, but are suddenly talking up Manbij as a big threat that needs attacking.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters today that the US knows there is “external plotting from Manbij city,” and that ISIS is using it as a base to hatch plots against the US homeland, saying attacks on it are “essential and important.”

Carter offered no evidence for this claim. The US is backing the “Syrian Democratic Forces” in attacking the area on the ground. This force is overwhelmingly the Kurdish YPG, though the US insists that the specific troops attacking Manbij have an unusually high number of Arabs, an attempt to placate Turkey, who has warned against Kurdish expansion across the Euphrates.

Jun 03 07:54

Satan's Choice for Vice President

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

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

Jun 02 12:33

Meet The Ten-Year-Old Palestinian Journalist

Janna Jihad, 10 years old, has been reporting from Palestine for two to three years now, sharing with the world the message of “the Palestinian children”.

Jun 02 08:33

‘Erdoganistan’: Persecuted journalists tell RT of horrors of Turkish crackdown on Kurds

While very little is said in the Western media about Turkey’s crackdown on the Kurds in southeast Turkey, and journalists are virtually banned from the afflicted region, RT Documentary turned to locals for help in finding out what’s really going on there.

Journalists from RT Documentary channel (RTD) were introduced to Hilal, a reporter who lives in Turkey’s troubled city of Diyarbakir. With the Turkish army in the region fighting Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) forces, whom they call “terrorists,” constant gun fights and explosions just a few blocks from her home have become a familiar sight for the journalist. The Kurds in the country’s southeast are seeking more autonomy from the Turkish government.

Jun 01 09:41


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They are NOT irrelevant in my world.

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

Jun 01 08:08

Flashback: USS Liberty veterans' letter to Netanyahu, Memorial Day 2011

On June 8, 1967 the USS Liberty was cruising in the Mediterranean in International waters ordered to monitor the Israeli-Arab war. In the morning the ship was circled a dozen times by low flying Nord propeller "boxcars" at mast height with Israeli designation. The planes flew at mast height; the men on the ship could see the teeth of the pilots as they smiled. They waved at them. The ship was flying a 4’ x 7’ American flag; it stood straight out on a clear, breezy day. The ship had large letter designation on the bow GTR-5. The attack by unmarked Israeli planes (Israel says the attack was an accident – the ship was an Egyptian horse carrier – less than 1/2 the size of the USS Liberty) commenced in the afternoon in International waters. After the attack with cannon, rockets, napalm and torpedo fire; the torpedo boats came back and machine gunned the life rafts as they were thrown overboard (a war crime according to International Law). 34 men were killed and 171wounded (out of a crew of 291) this day by the Israelis. The men on board the ship call it murder. Captain Ward Boston was given one week to conduct an investigation of the attack. Before he died Ward Boston signed an affidavit stating that the attack on the USS Liberty was deliberate.

Jun 01 07:59

The Evolution of The War on Terror - An Israeli Mega-Fraud

After 14-and-a-half years of the War on Terror the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars, waged war across the Middle East and North Africa, and destroyed the lives of millions of people, many of them American. At least seven nations have been devastated under the guise of fighting terrorism: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. In spite of all the money spent and lives lost, more people are dying from terrorism than ever, particularly in the nations where the War on Terror has been waged. It is not really a war against terrorism, but a "War of Terror" in which terrorism, mostly false-flag operations, plays the key role.

All of the indications point to the War on Terror going down as the biggest boondoggle or criminal scam in history, yet no one running for the highest office in the land is calling for it to come to a screeching halt. Why not?

May 31 19:16

Ken O’Keefe in Canada - on beating the bankers, Israeli brutality, and the 9/11 ‘gift’

O’Keefe told his audiences that we won’t solve our biggest problems until we understand that we have been subjugated by an international financial system that concentrates power in the hands of an ultra-rich and very shadowy elite. And this elite routinely uses war as a tool to increase its power.

“I’ve travelled all over this world, and we are all basically the same,” he said in his first Toronto talk. “We don’t want war. But we have war – all the time. Why? Because the bankers run the world, and war is the best thing for them. Not only does it provide more profits for them but more importantly it divides people. What can divide people more than killing each other?”

“We’re consenting to the destruction of our world,” he said.

Embedded videos of O'Keefe's Toronto appearance at link.