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Jul 28 12:13

DM: More Forces Deployed in Crimea, Northern Caucasus as NATO Approaches

Speaking today on state television, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shogu announced additional military deployments along the nation’s southwestern flank with NATO, including the deployment of more air defense systems and ground troops into the Northern Caucasus, and additional troops into the Crimea.

Technically, Russia’s territory in the Northern Caucasus doesn’t border NATO, but is relatively close to Turkey, and has a substantial border with Georgia, which has NATO ambitions. Both Russia and NATO have been escalating deployments on their frontier in Europe, particularly in the Baltics, and this looks to be an extension of that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am amazed at the general degree of restraint Russia is demonstrating, as it is getting completely surrounded by NATO troops and NATO weapons.

Ever have that archetypal dream of seeing a slo-mo train wreck about to occur, and you have no way of stopping it?!?

I have been having that dream frequently, looking at the buildup of NATO arms and personnel in places like Poland and Lithuania.

Jul 28 11:52

US, Japan Shake Hands on Military Cooperation Amid South China Sea Row

The United States and Japan struck a bargain to enhance bilateral military cooperation in Asia, amid heightened tensions in the South China Sea region and North Korea’s provocative ballistic missile program.

The agreement was voiced as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with the head of the US Pacific Command, Adm. Harry Harris, in Tokyo on Tuesday, the Japan Times reported.

During the meeting, Abe praised last year’s revision of Tokyo’s cooperation agreement with Washington and changes in Japanese military doctrine, stressing that those “encouraging” moves facilitated a deterrence against North Korea’s nuclear missile experiments.

The changes in the Japanese military doctrine were made last year, and allow for the country’s Self-Defense Forces to participate in foreign military operations, upon the request of an ally. The step caused a backlash among the Japanese public, with many protesting what they claim is a shift toward militarization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh sure, THIS is really going to ratchet tensions in the South China Sea down...

Forgive my cynicism here, but I swear, sometimes... I just can't keep up!!

Jul 28 11:52

The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Police are 15th.

1 Logging workers 110.9 78
2 Fishers and related fishing workers 80.8 22
3 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 64 82
4 Roofers 47.4 83
5 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 35.8 27

Jul 28 11:40

N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.

Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North's Foreign Ministry, said in an interview that recent U.S. actions have put the situation on the Korean Peninsula on a war footing.

The United States and South Korea regularly conduct joint military exercises south of the Demilitarized Zone, and Pyongyang typically responds to them with tough talk and threats of retaliation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Until North Korea actually finds and masters a weapons delivery system which works, Kim Jung Un is impotent to cause any real harm.

That having been said, however, there have been numerous speculations this year about North Korea having developed, or being in the process of developing an EMP weapon.

Should that ultimately prove true, it would really be nasty for South Korea and certain areas of the US (particularly here in Hawaii).

Jul 28 11:32

'What Difference Did They Make?'

If the crimes listed below are charged
against the Clinton's, we could free ourselves from
All these lawless-chains they forged, over the last 30 years.
Because the requisite trials will bring down this government,
without the need for a violent revolution.

Jul 28 08:22

FLASHBACK - Watchdog: VA admits spending $100 million on conferences in 2011

It turns out the Department of Veterans Affairs spent $100 million on conferences last year - not the $20 million it previously claimed - and it didn't account for that money to a Congressional committee demanding details, either.

Jul 28 07:40

There’s No Business Like the Arms Business

So here’s a question that’s puzzled me for years?—?and I’m something of an arms wonk. Why do other major U.S. exports?—?from Hollywood movies to Midwestern grain shipments to Boeing airliners?—?garner regular coverage while trends in weapons exports remain in relative obscurity?

Are we ashamed of standing essentially alone as the world’s number one arms dealer, or is our Weapons “R” Us role such a commonplace that we take it for granted, like death or taxes?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our Nobel Peace Prize Winner President Elevates American Weapons Sales to Other Countries to Record Levels

Jul 28 07:37

Bernie Supporters Boo, Chant "No More Wars" As Leon Panetta Pitches Hillary's War Credentials

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reinforced Hillary Clinton's position as a warmonger in his speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight. Amid various jabs at Donald Trump, Panetta exclaimed the danger of "withdrawal" of American forces from the world and the apparent need for more status quo interventionism; but the 'reportedly' united Democratic convention seemed not to agree. Bernie Sanders' supporters drowned out Panetta's claims that Hillary masterminded Bin Laden's killing with boos and chants of "no more war," and "lies."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary masterminded Bin Laden's killing?!? I don't think so, Leon!

Jul 28 06:45

Tim Kaine among 36 senators seeking $320m more for Israeli missile defense

A bipartisan group of 36 US senators that includes Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, is calling on Congress to add $320 million for Israeli missile defense to the Senate version of a defense appropriations bill.

Jul 28 01:26

Trump's Loophole Regarding Russia's Assistance Hacking Criminal Email

Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Moscow on June 17, 1999, and a related exchange of notes.
Date Received from President

Jul 27 18:36

Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington? — Paul Craig Roberts

World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington.

The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from the Marshall Plan, from fears of Stalin’s Red Army that caused Europe to rely on Washington’s protection and to subordinate Europe’s militaries to Washington in NATO, from the replacement of the British pound as world reserve currency with the US dollar, and from the long process of the subordination of the sovereignty of individual European countries to the European Union, a CIA initiative implemented by Washington in order to control all of Europe by controlling only one unaccountable government.

With few exceptions, principally the UK, membership in the EU also meant loss of financial independence. As only the European Central Bank, an EU institution, can create euros, those countries so foolish as to accept the euro as their currency no longer have the power to create their own money in order to finance budget deficits.

Jul 27 16:27

30 Seconds to Midnight — Paul Craig Roberts on nuclear war

The neoconservatives in Washington have replaced nuclear disarmament with a new nuclear arms race. All of the hard work and accomplishments of previous US administrations to ease tensions and to reduce the stockpiles of nuclear weapons has been thrown away by the psychopaths who control the government in Washington.

Jul 27 16:00

A Return to the Madness of: M.A.D.

By Brett Redmayne-Titley

One generation later, madmen have returned. They bring with them the madness of … M.A.D.

Again, absolutely all politics are reduced to White or Black. There is no gray. All peoples of our world again exist within a fateful clash between only two distinct ideologies, best summed-up as; Good vs. Evil. Right vs. Wrong. Life or… death?

A mere generation ago the colors of worldwide military polarization were then thrust upon the innocent by mad politicians with similar delusions of empire who, then, portrayed their geo-political expansionism in the easily understood colors of Red vs. Blue: East vs. West. The Cold War. The once Soviet empire vs. the ever-since burgeoning US contra-empire. The multitude of issues separating the two supposedly separate doctrines of Red or Blue ultimately distilled into one single, horrific doctrine of military nuclear madness that all on earth finally, by the necessity of self-preservation, truly understood...

Jul 27 15:29

FLASHBACK - The New McCarthyism

Today we are seeing once again the heavy hand of the war profiteers trying to reshape the film industry into a tool to propagandize the public into a high war-fever such that they will gladly trade their own blood for gold to line the pockets of the defense establishment. And those individuals who have the courage to speak out are attacked, and once again they are smeared to silence them. In the 1940s it was "Communist", today it is "Anti-Semite", but aside from the particular label used, the methods, goals, and morality are little changed from the days of Joseph McCarthy.

If there is a difference today it is that the American people are better educated. No longer dependent on the state schools, or controlled media, the public understands the tactics used to silence those who speak out. As a result, those who speak out are more and more not only accorded the sympathetic ear that their message deserves, but the effects of the smearing are far less ruinous than in times past.

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Jul 27 15:28

74 Killed In Iraq, Including Family Fleeing ISIS

In Shirqat, a roadside bomb killed a woman and her four daughters who were all trying to fleeing Daesh territory.

Jul 27 13:47

Islamists Attack French Church, Slit Priest's Throat

Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance.

Jul 27 13:33

The Killings of Tony Blair (George Galloway's new film released)

From Craig Murray, former British ambassador to the Uzbekistan dictatorship:

Tonight I am appearing at a panel discussion following the screening of the long-awaited film by George Galloway, The Killings of Tony Blair. I shall have the dubious pleasure of debating with John McTernan, who has never lacked brass neck but does deserve some credit for appearing to represent the forces of darkness before what I imagine will be a very hostile audience. The other panel members are Michael Mansfield and Lauren Booth.

The film has been predictably lambasted by the mainstream media. But it does include some very essential first hand evidence – myself apart, two other British Ambassadors tell what they themselves witnessed, as do Cabinet members. Noam Chomsky adds some important perceptions. This cannot just be dismissed by cries of “Oh look! George Galloway’s in a hat!! Remember when he was on Big Brother!!” The mainstream media’s response to this film has been unanimously puerile.

The Blair-loving Guardian gave the film two stars and called it “sanctimonious”. If one cannot express moral condemnation of a man who forced through an aggressive war, directly killing hundreds of thousands and destabilising both the Middle East and communities in Europe, and who then went on to make multiple millions of pounds promoting vicious dictatorships, then are we to suspend the very idea of ethics itself?

Jul 27 12:51

Video: ISIS Claims Responsibility For French Church Attack

A priest has been killed during a hostage situation at a church in northern France, according to a police source.

Jul 27 11:40

“Two for the Price of One”: Democrats Nominate Clinton Crime Family for a Second Co-Presidency

Bill Clinton once bragged about electing him president meant getting “two for the price of one.”

Here we go again. Exposed electoral rigging along with unelected party insider super-delegates handed the Clinton crime family another chance for the nation’s highest office.

Will November electoral rigging assure it, letting both legally challenged Clintons lead America – perhaps into the abyss if occurs?

Sanders capped his sellout to everything he campaigned against, urging Hillary be nominated by acclamation. In disgust, over 500 of his delegates walked out.

He transformed himself into Hillary’s puppet, urging his followers to betray their principles – selling out to wealth and power like all the rest.

All-out activism against a corrupted system is crucial.

The alternative is a nation more unsafe and unfit to live in than ever, Wall Street and war-profiteers more greatly empowered, and the unthinkable risk of WW III.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A Hillary Presidency will guarantee more wars; the return of the draft, for both our young men and young women; more offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs; more collapsed infrastructure; and far more criminal corruption of the US government.

Mike is absolutely correct when he mentions that a Trump victory has to be a landslide to prevent this, because of voter nullification, through vote machine rigging; and Hillary's people are expert at this (Just look at how Sanders got creamed in California, when he actually won the California primary!)

So this election has to go all the way, in the most peaceful, and legal way possible, to insure a Trump victory.

Jul 27 11:10

All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars: Horrible to Watch How False French World War Begins

The horrible murder of Father Jacques Hamel in Rouen France by “ISIS soldiers” has further inflamed French anger against radical Islam and fundamentalism.

This is how wars begin.

In this case, France – and the West generally – are being whipped up against 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.

Additionally, as we pointed out recently HERE, Islamic Turkey has joined forces with Russian, creating the prospect of an even bigger world war.

Jul 27 11:01

WHILE VETS WERE DYING, THE VA SPENT $20 MILLION ON ART

It’s been over two years since the Veteran’s Affairs scandal first broke, when whistleblowers revealed that the agency in charge of providing medical treatment to our veterans was grossly callous, negligent, and inefficient. Countless veterans were dying while waiting for treatments, and VA workers were covering it up. And unfortunately, the VA is still just as bad at treating our veterans, if not worse, than it was in 2014.

Two years after this scandal first broke however, we’re still learning about some of the terrible things that the VA did while their patients were waiting to be treated. Recently it’s been discovered that throughout the scandal, instead of spending money on the vets, they were buying art.

According to a joint investigation by COX Media Washington, D.C. and OpenTheBooks.com, the VA spent $20 million on various art fixtures. “The VA bought Christmas trees priced like cars and sculptures that cost more than five-bedroom homes.”

Jul 27 08:34

FLASHBACK - State Dept. Releases Phone Transcript of Hillary Admitting She Knew Benghazi Was Planned Attack

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed an “awful” internet video for the deaths of four Americans in the terror attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi.

Hillary made the comments just three days after the assault on the compound that killed Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

Hillary lied—

The State Department released a phone transcipt this week that proves Hillary Clinton knew the Benghazi massacre was a planned attack and not a protest.

Jul 27 07:29

Trump draws calls of 'Lock her up!' from MILITARY VETERANS as he blames 'crooked Hillary' for downplaying VA scandals and 'trying to sweep it under the rug'

Military veterans yelled 'Lock her up!' on Tuesday when Donald Trump raised Hillary Clinton's name at the national convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Clinton spoke at the Charlotte, North Carolina event Monday, criticizing Trump without mentioning him by name.

The billionaire didn't return the favor, complaining that she has downplayed corruption in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

'The other candidate in this race, you know her name – crooked Hillary Clinton – and believe me folks, she is crooked ... recently said of the VA scandal that it's not as widespread as it's purported to be. It's like she's trying to sweep it under the rug,' he said.

Jul 27 07:02

West can’t stand independent Syria: Assad

Syria’s president says Western countries started supporting anti-Damascus militants because they could not bear to see the Arab country leading an independent existence.

Jul 27 06:51

“Bigger Than Watergate” – Hillary Clinton And The Syrian Bloodbath

In 2012, Clinton was the obstacle, not the solution, to a ceasefire being negotiated by UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan. It was US intransigence – Clinton’s intransigence – that led to the failure of Annan’s peace efforts in the spring of 2012, a point well known among diplomats. Despite Clinton’s insinuation in the Milwaukee debate, there was (of course) no 2012 ceasefire, only escalating carnage. Clinton bears heavy responsibility for that carnage, which has by now displaced more than 10 million Syrians and left more than 250,000 dead.

Jul 26 13:11

The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty - Paul Craig Roberts

Last month was the 49th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the American ship. I raised the issue of the USS Liberty eight or nine years ago in a syndicated newspaper column, which, as I suspected would be the case, only a few news sources dared to publish. However, the article editor at Hustler magazine saw the article and contacted me. He said that Hustler was popular among US sailors and now that they were again thrust into needless war they should be aware that the US government could sell them out without notice. Would I write the USS Liberty story for the sailors so they would be aware of the betrayal that might await them?

I had already seen that Admiral Moorer’s prediction that Israel would have us in war against the Arabs had come true. I still hear his bitter statement that “no American president can stand up to Israel.” Tom was deeply wounded by the betrayal of the US Navy by the Commander-in-Chief. The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff was powerless before the Israel Lobby.

Jul 26 12:44

Intervention Fail: ISIS Makes Bloody Gains In Post ‘Liberation’ Afghanistan

Shortly after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in 1996 (their rise to power itself a result of the 1979 Soviet intervention in Afghanistan), we began to hear endless stories of the horrors of this student movement turned governing power. They ruled by Sharia law, they treated women badly, they even blew up ancient statues!

Jul 26 11:20

Hillary Clinton To Be Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize?!

Jul 26 10:57

In Signal to Military, Hillary Clinton Picks Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate

In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump, and particularly with the Republican candidate’s attitude toward Russia. Clinton also wanted to repudiate any association with the issues of social inequality that motivated the widespread support for her main rival in the primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Kaine is among the most hawkish figures among Senate Democrats. As governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, Kaine oversaw billions of dollars in cuts to the state budget. The state of Virginia is a major center for the military and defense industry, and is home to the Pentagon and the headquarters of the CIA.

Between 2009 and 2011, Kaine served as the head of the Democratic National Committee, the leadership body of the Democratic Party. He is close to Wall Street, having recently backed measures to deregulate banks.

Jul 26 10:47

The UN Is a US Subsidiary (Countdown to War in the South China Sea)

Be it the US military, NATO or ISIS, all are simply malevolent tools misused by evil-minded globalists to promote planetary destabilization and destruction in order to usher in their New World Order. Their demonic Great Game must be stopped before they cause the earth’s sixth mass life extinction. Before it’s too late, and it may already be, we citizens of the world must finally rise up and begin holding accountable the controlling psychopaths who’ve hijacked for far too long both humanity and our only planet we call home.

Jul 26 10:07

There Is Nothing Great About War

IN ALL COUNTRIES SOCIALISTS RENOUNCED THE CLASS STRUGGLE AND PROCEEDED INSTEAD TO GO TO WAR FOR THEIR FATHERLAND AND THEIR PEOPLE.

JACQUES R. PAUWELS, THE GREAT CLASS WAR 1914-1918, P. 69

War is anathema. I hate war and I am sure the majority of humanity does. So why does war still happen? Earlier wars continue to evoke a mythology that pervades the public discourse.

Jul 26 09:34

Top Anti-Terrorism Cop Admits ‘Constant’ Effort To Protect London From Extremist Attack

London’s most senior counter-terrorism cop has said the security services are constantly testing and improving their responses to any potential attack.

Jul 26 09:21

Robert Kagan and Other Neocons Are Backing Hillary Clinton

AS HILLARY CLINTON puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war-hawks firmly behind her.

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Jul 26 09:06

OBAMA BACKS OFF PLAN TO DEMILITARIZE POLICE AFTER MEETING WITH LOBBYISTS

Police militarization has been a hot button issue for quite some time, but it wasn’t until last year’s Ferguson riots — which erupted after a jury declined to bring charges against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown — that President Barack Obama decided to take action. In May of 2015, the Obama administration decided to ban the sale of certain kinds of military equipment to police departments, leaving local law enforcement agents without access to items such as bayonets, armored vehicles, camouflage uniforms, large-caliber weapons and ammunition, and grenade launchers. Facing harsh criticism from police, Obama defended his position, claiming, “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like they’re an occupying force.” Instead, Obama added, we should be working to make police “a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them.”

Jul 26 08:49

‘Firepower-2016’: Chinese Military Launches Anti-Air Drills

The northern-theater command of the Chinese military has recently drilled its anti-aircraft defense and air-to-ground assault capabilities.

Jul 26 06:20

THE US-SAUDI PLAN TO PROMPT AN IRANIAN PULLBACK FROM SYRIA

The US and Saudi Arabia have been conspiring with one another to engineer a series of crises that could prompt Iran to pull back its troops in Syria and redeploy them back to the homeland. The modus operandi has been to encourage peripheral insurgencies inside the Islamic Republic’s borderland regions concurrent with a terrorist threat to the interior, all while stirring up Color Revolution commotion. In short, Washington and Riyadh are working hard to wage a multidimensional Hybrid War on Iran, and all indications point to each respective component of this campaign intensifying in the coming months as the US turns up the heat against its decades-long Mideast rival.

Jul 26 06:19

Is US ‘importing’ terrorism to Middle East as claimed by Philippine president?

US policy of supporting “moderate” jihadists and “legitimate” dictators by ignoring their war crimes and arming them and selectively overthrowing governments elsewhere seems to lend credence to President Duerte’s assertion that US “imported” terrorism to the Mideast

Jul 25 13:43

SIGN OF THE TIMES: RIOT CONTROL GEAR SALES ARE SOARING GLOBALLY

If you pay attention to the news at all, it probably seems like the world has been fraying at the edges lately. In South America, Brazil’s economy is crumbling and Venezuela is on the verge of collapse. In the United States, riots are expectedat political conventions. In Europe, the Brexit vote is threatening to tear apart the EU and the UK. And all over the world, people are becoming sick and tired of the status quo. In nearly every single country, people are losing their faith in major institutions and, in increasing numbers, they are losing their trust in the financial and political elitists who run those institutions.

Jul 25 13:30

Afghanistan: President Obama’s Vietnam

Historians still debate whether President John F. Kennedy would have withdrawn U.S. troops from Vietnam had he lived to win re-election in 1964. Since President Barack Obama recently announced his intention to keep at least 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of his presidency, the only debate will be over why he never withdrew but chose instead to bequeath an unwinnable war — the longest in U.S. history — to his successor.

Jul 25 12:30

Time To Put Fear Aside, Decry Islamophobia In US: American Scholar

American Muslims have been “terrified” of taking part in protests since the 9/11 attacks, says an American scholar.

Jul 25 11:48

Canada Ditches Super Hornet After Threats to Buy F-35 or Lose 10,000 Jobs

Lockheed Martin pointed an economic weapon of mass disruption at Ottawa and it appears that Justin Trudeau has blinked caving to the defense contractor’s threats.

Jul 25 09:45

Troops fear Obama rushing Mosul offensive to influence election

Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said his contacts in Baghdad have relayed the concerns to him, fearing there is now an “artificial timeline” for what promises to be by far the toughest battle in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq.

Iraqi Security Forces, which has made strides since the U.S.-led coalition began retraining its troops, may not be sufficiently prepared for a rushed operation. The troops face the monumental task of capturing a city of almost 2 million citizens and up to 10,000 Islamic State fighters and their booby traps.

Jul 25 09:35

ROBERT KAGAN AND OTHER NEOCONS ARE BACKING HILLARY CLINTON

As Hillary Clinton puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war-hawks firmly behind her. “I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.”

Jul 25 09:25

Clashes in Kashmir Risk Taking India-Pakistan Back to Brink of Nuclear War

The long ignored suffering of the Kashmiri people carries with it the world’s greatest risk of full-scale nuclear war between two long-standing adversaries.

Tensions have reemerged in the disputed territory of Kashmir, a Muslim-dominated region that has long been controlled by India, but whose population longs to be reunited with their brethren in Pakistan exacerbating longstanding tensions between the two nuclear powers.

The situation in Kashmir today is now as dire as it was when over a million soldiers were always a hair-string trigger way from turning the territory into one of the world’s worst conflict zones. Since July 8, when a popular young Muslim rebel Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with Indian security forces, the Kashmiri people have erupted in anger with demonstrations leading to at least 42 killed, hundreds blinded, and some 3,500 people injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kashmir has never had the referendum it should have had, in order to decide if it wanted to stay with India; become independent; or join Pakistan.

I would like to hope that cooler heads in both Pakistan and India will prevail, and that there is an intelligent negotiation and dialogue which, soon, gives Kashmiris those choices, and that the referendum is honored in the execution of the will of the Kashmiri people.

Jul 25 09:16

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Armageddon Approaches" After German Leak

The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany.

According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.

In advance of the paper’s publication, a harsh note of protest has been sent to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’”

Jul 25 08:48

Hillary Clinton Is A Threat To All Of Humanity

Jul 24 15:55

Eric Trump’s full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention

“To whom much is given, much will be required.

“This is the very belief that made my father make this great sacrifice.
“To run for the most powerful yet unforgiving office in the world.

“There is no greater calling….

“Vote for the candidate who can’t be bought, sold, purchased, coerced, intimidated or steered from the path that is right, and just and true….

“To the veteran tuning into this speech from his or her hospital, whose been ignored and disrespected by an ungrateful system, my father is running for you….

“Vote for the one candidate who does not need this job.”

— Eric Trump, son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, spoke Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Jul 24 15:47

Democratic convention draws thousands of protesters to Philadelphia

Thousands of demonstrators took to the sweltering streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic national convention.

The group of about a dozen marchers walked on sidewalks from near the convention site up toward the Liberty Bell. One played This Land is Your Land on bagpipes as the group weaved around people eating brunch at sidewalk cafes and others walking dogs.

Jul 24 15:39

Jill Stein Just BLASTED the DNC Over Leaked Emails

“This latest revelation from WikiLeaks underscores how much the media is in bed with the DNC to circle the wagons around Hillary,” Stein told US Uncut in a phone interview. “The corruption and underhanded tactics and deception and conspiratorial efforts to silence Bernie and delegitimize him — I mean, welcome to the Green Party. This is what we’ve been up against forever.”

“The leaked DNC emails are the smoking gun that the Democratic establishment was rigging the game against Bernie the whole time,” Stein said in a press release issued by her campaign. “Instead of running the process impartially and letting the voters decide, top Democratic officials were doing all they could to ensure a Clinton victory, including collusion with journalists to present a pro-Clinton, anti-Sanders narrative.”

Jul 24 15:31

CHARMING! Mike Pence – Paul Ryan intro – Republican National Convention

Mike Pence rallies crowd behind Trump, takes on Hillary Clinton:

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of status quo, looking for another title ?

“HILLARY CLINTON WILL NEVER BECOME PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” – MIKE PENCE

Jul 24 14:10

Clinton Asserts Putin Influence On Trump - After Taking Russian Bribes

Is Putin manipulating the Clinton campaign? As already documented: Russia is weaponizing everything. Word files, federalism, finance and Jedi mind tricks - everything is transformed into a weapon if Russia or its president Putin is imagined to come near it.

Jul 24 10:01

Clashes in Kashmir Risk Taking India-Pakistan Back to Brink of Nuclear War

The situation in Kashmir today is now as dire as it was when over a million soldiers were always a hair-string trigger way from turning the territory into one of the world’s worst conflict zones. Since July 8, when a popular young Muslim rebel Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with Indian security forces, the Kashmiri people have erupted in anger with demonstrations leading to at least 42 killed, hundreds blinded, and some 3,500 people injured.

Today, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif aspires to take back control of Kashmir from India, the granting of which many historical scholars deem a tragic mistake by British administrators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that Putin, one of the few geopolitical "adults in the room", is working the phones like crazy, with both Presidents Pranab Mukherjee of India, and Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan, in order to de-escalate this situation.

Even if such a such a struggle does not go nuclear between these two nuclear powers, the potential, horrific damage for both sides could be intense.

The Kashmiri people desperately need a referendum in order for them to decide if they want to remain with India, become independent, or join Pakistan.

India refuses this at its peril.

Jul 24 07:42

Emigre Super Bloc Part 5 The Failed Turkish Coup – An Exploded View

s Fethullah Gulen the feeble, kindly imam that mainstream media is making him out to be? Hardly. What this article will show is that Gulen is instead a career ultra-nationalist bent on carving up the Middle East and Asia. Gulen is on a mission to destroy Russia and China by cutting out territory that contains Turkic peoples from both nations.

Important to understand is Gulen is at work creating a Turkic Islamic World Order inside the countries his schools, people, and businesses reside in.

Jul 23 17:14

We May Be At A Greater Risk Of Nuclear Catastrophe Than During The Cold War

“Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War,” warns William Perry, “and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.”

Jul 23 14:27

Donald Trump and the Revolt of the Proles

The Trump phenom is about economic insecurity. This isn’t about ideology, or racism, it’s about reality;

Western elites were shocked by Brexit, shocked that all their fear mongering and finger-wagging amounted to nothing. The same is true in the US, where the media’s daily attacks on Trump have failed to erode his base of support at all, in fact, they may have added to it.

That’s the reality that made Trump possible, and that’s what this election is about, economic insecurity.

Jul 23 14:22

Donald Trump Jr. Receives Standing Ovation For His Speech At RNC

Make America Work Again. “We are going to put America First.”

“Let me tell you something about “Risk.” If Hillary Clinton were elected, she’ll be the first President who could not pass a basic background check.
Hillary Clinton is a “Risk” Americans cannot afford to take.”

Jul 23 13:51

How the Australian, British, and US Governments Shamelessly Helped Kill Countless People in Indonesia in 1965

The Hague-based International People’s Tribunal has ruled that the Indonesian regime that replaced Indonesian President Sukarno committed crimes against humanity in 1965. The governments of Australia, Britain, and the United States have also been pronounced guilty as complicit partners in the massacre of 500,000 to 1000,000 people or more in Indonesia. People were murdered in Indonesia due to their principles, political ideology, ethnic backgrounds, and opposition to foreign influence. Albeit the ruling is an important historical acknowledgment, the assistance that the Australian, British, and US governments provided to the coup and played in the massacres is not a secret.

Jul 23 10:10

World War III in The Pipeline? US and European Allies Threaten Russia, Americans Need to Wake Up

The Western pubic doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany.

This is the interpretation that some Russian politicians themselves have put on the NATO military bases that Washington is establishing on Russia’s borders.

Washington might intend the military buildup as pressure on President Putin to reduce Russian opposition to Washington’s unilateralism. However, it reminds some outspoken Russians such as Vladimir Zhirinovsky of Hitler’s troops on Russia’s border in 1941.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In doing a fact-check of this article, the language to be used here, when this is published, is: Concerning Moscow, Berlin is "faced with a challenge."

As reported in June of this year at rbth.com:

The traditionally solid relations between Russia and Germany took a turn in an uncertain new direction last week following a report in German newspaper Die Welt on June 4 that German ministries are preparing a new “white book” – the document in which the country's official security doctrine is outlined. The document states that Russia is no longer "a priority partner," as is written in the 2006 edition, but now is Germany's rival. The change in approach is due to Moscow's "violent securing of its interests" in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, its "violation of international law" and the "unilateral change of borders." "Without a fundamental change in course, in the foreseeable future Russia will be a security challenge for our continent," the document stresses. But how serious is this change in Germany's relation to Russia? ‘Regret and concern’ The Kremlin was quick to respond to the information found in the White Book, stating that the apparent change in Germany’s stance toward Russia engenders "regret and concern." "Such a position can surely lead to some kind of confrontational actions, which will not help promote mutual trust and cooperation," said Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov. Kremlin worried by reports Germany no longer sees it as partner Kremlin worried by reports Germany no longer sees it as partner Since Russia places a high value on maintaining good relations with Germany, relations that some experts believe have been "essential" since the end of the 1960s, the judgments expressed in the “white book” could not have failed to upset the Kremlin. However, Germany itself has called on Russia not to rush to conclusions. German Ambassador to Russia Rüdiger von Fritsch emphasized that the White Book still has not been published. "Let's not pay attention to propaganda," said the ambassador, not explaining, however, whose propaganda he was talking about. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was more precise. In her words: The new doctrine will not contain the words "rival" or "enemy." Concerning Moscow, Berlin is "faced with a challenge."

Jul 23 09:29

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

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

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

Jul 23 09:28

We May Be at a Greater Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe Than During the Cold War

While the NATO meetings in Warsaw agreed to continue economic sanctions aimed at Russia for another six months and to station four battalions of troops in Poland and the Baltic states – along with separate US forces in Bulgaria and Poland – there was an undercurrent of dissent. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for de-escalating the tensions with Russia and for considering Russian President Vladimir Putin a partner rather than an enemy.

Greece was not alone. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called NATO maneuvers on the Russian border “warmongering” and “saber rattling.” French President Francois Hollande said Putin should be considered a “partner,” not a “threat,” and France tried to reduce the number of troops being deployed in the Baltic and Poland. Italy has been increasingly critical of the sanctions as well.

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I am strongly of the opinion that if internal White House and DNC polls indicate that Trump will absolutely win this election by a landslide, such a war will be generated before the election, and the US economy will be deliberately brought down as "pre-election gifts" to soon-to-be President Trump.

Jul 23 08:21

TIME FOR A NEXIT

Why don’t American voters get to decide on the membership of the United States in European organizations? The United States is not a member of the EU, but it is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

So what is NATO and why should American voters want the United States to leave the organization? Why should they, if given the opportunity, vote for a NATO exit, a Nexit if you will?

Jul 23 05:39

Trump Enrages the War Party : How sweet is that!

Yet Trump has turned the tables on the War Party: it is they who are being put on the defensive by his relentless assault, and his willingness to say what most normal people are thinking. His disregard for the pieties of the Beltway, his contempt for the self-proclaimed “experts,” and his ability to mobilize the American people behind a foreign policy that puts them first, is the best thing that has happened to this country in the modern era.

Jul 22 15:42

US Navy’s Costliest-Ever Carrier USS Gerald Ford ‘Unlikely To Succeed In Combat’ – Leaked DoD Memo

Some of the USS Gerald Ford’s critical combat systems are “poorly reliable,” making the Navy’s most expensive warship ever built unlikely to be ready for naval warfare, a Pentagon report reveals. Delivery of the carrier is already well behind schedule.

Jul 22 15:21

Trump Enrages The War Party

This election season is so much fun because Donald Trump keeps enraging all the right people – and his timing is perfect.

Jul 22 13:05

Bennis: U.S. Bombs And Drones Have Led To An Expansion Of Terrorism

Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss recent terrorist attacks and that both likely presidential candidates propose more of the same failed U.S. policy.

Jul 22 12:15

"Turkey’s secret pact with Islamic State exposed by operative behind wave of ISIS attacks"

New evidence has emerged that the Turkish government under President Erdogan is covertly providing direct military, financial and logistical support to ISIS, even while claiming to fight the terror network. The evidence comes in the form of testimony from an ISIS terrorist captured by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, widely recognised as the most effective force confronting ISIS on the ground.

Jul 22 09:35

B’Tselem: 63% of casualties in 2014 war were civilians

Two years after Operation Protective Edge, a B’Tselem report said 1,394, or 63 percent, of the 2,202 Palestinians killed by the IDF did not take part in the conflict.

This is lower than the figure cited by the United Nations and other NGOs of 70% but is still higher than Israeli intelligence estimates of 50%. Sixty-six soldiers and seven civilians were killed on the Israeli side.

The data gathered by B’Tselem, and released on Wednesday, was collected from field researchers in Gaza, cross-referenced with publicly available data.

This report is the first time B’Tselem has collected data on the war. Prior to this all casualty numbers were based on outside figures.

According to B’Tselem spokeswoman Sarit Michaeli the purpose of the report is to inform the Israeli public of the war’s high death toll.

“Our main goal is to enable the Israeli public to be informed,” she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Serial genocide is one of the most frequently used tools by the Israeli government to implement it's "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem"

Jul 22 09:27

Dan Simpson: We never seem to learn

The misshapen priorities of President Barack Obama’s administration may have reached a climax this past weekend as he scurried around the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, reassuring the Estonians and other Eastern Europeans of America’s guarantee of their security, while old wounds in his own country opened wide in a growing conflict between our police and our people.

The president flew home from Europe a day early, skipping sightseeing in Seville, so he could visit Dallas, one terrible scene of the action. Gosh.

The annual NATO budget is $1 trillion. It is 17 times as large as Russia’s military budget. A lot of good could be done at home with the American lion’s share of that NATO budget, in terms of police training, urban education and improvement in the quality of housing and health care among America’s poor.

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It is NOT Vladimir Putin into who needs some "sense talked into him"; it is rather this bellicose, war-centric administration which desperately needs to have some logic surgically implanted into their collective brains.

These troops and weapons which the US and NATO have pre-positioned in Europe, and specifically to Eastern Europe, are the harbingers of a war the White House wants to see happen, to prevent the rise of the Russian economy and the ruble, post-sanctions.

They also want the war to happen to misdirect Americans' anger at the way in which the economy at home has been mismanaged to the point where the American middle class has gone nearly extinct.

And if internal Clinton and White House polls show Trump handily defeating Clinton in November, there will be a tremendous haste to bring such a war about, to hand Trump a full-going hot war and a destroyed American economy even before he takes the Oath of Office.

Such a war would be an horrific mistake, and insanity writ large, on the part of this government; the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Jul 22 08:03

White House Moves To Reauthorize Military Equipment For Police

The Obama White House is set to authorize police agencies to once again acquire military equipment, a move that is sure to be met with heavy criticism from activists seeking greater accountability from police in light of regular police killings of Black men. Reuters reported Thursday that the U.S. government will revisit a 2015 ban on police forces getting riot gear, armored vehicles and other military-grade equipment from the U.S. armed forces. The use of military gear by police agencies was criticized by supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and other critics of police impunity and brutality as being part of a broader militarization of police, which was seen as a factor in the mistreatment of demonstrators and U.S. residents.

Jul 22 07:36

US Navy’s costliest-ever carrier USS Gerald Ford ‘unlikely to succeed in combat’ – leaked DoD memo

Some of the USS Gerald Ford’s critical combat systems are “poorly reliable,” making the Navy’s most expensive warship ever built unlikely to be ready for naval warfare, a Pentagon report reveals. Delivery of the carrier is already well behind schedule.

Jul 22 07:33

L-plates? Nuclear sub crash in Gibraltar may have had trainee behind the wheel

Britain’s Royal Navy is currently investigating if a nuclear-powered submarine which hit a cargo ship near Gibraltar on Wednesday was under the control of a trainee officer.

The Astute-class hunter-killer had to make for port with visible damage after the collision with a surface vessel.

HMS Ambush was in the area as part of the Navy’s ‘Perisher’ submarine command course, which is used to select new commanders.

It has been reported that as many as six officers were on the course, which sometimes also has trainees from other countries.

Jul 22 07:02

Russian warplanes reportedly bombed US base in Syria

Russian warplanes reportedly bombed a secret military base in Syria used by elite American and British forces last month. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Russian strike on the CIA-linked site was part of a campaign by Russia to pressure the White House to agree to closer cooperation in the Syrian skies, U.S. military and intelligence officials said.

Jul 22 07:00

$13 Billion Aircraft Carrier Struggles with Air Operations, Can’t Defend Itself, Systems ‘Likely Require Redesigning’

The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford — the most expensive warship ever built — may struggle to launch and recover aircraft, mount a defense and move munitions, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. On-board systems for those tasks have poor or unknown reliability issues, according to a June 28 memo obtained by Bloomberg News.

Jul 22 06:53

US Regime Media in Full Meltdown Mode Over Trump's NATO Remarks

Full meltdown mode all over the orthodox US press from the most-established ("namiest") brands to the newest and hippest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The War Hawks/War Profiteers are in full blown epileptic seizures over the possibility of a President who thinks peaceful trade is a better way to go than a certain-to-fail attempt at world conquest!

Jul 22 06:40

Iraq War Families smash crowdfund target to put Tony Blair on trial

Matthew Bacon, a British Army major, was killed by a roadside bomb while traveling in a lightly-armored Snatch vehicle in Iraq in 2005.

His bereaved father described to RT his awe at the staggering success of the Iraq War Families Campaign’s crowdfunding drive to fund a full legal examination of the Chilcot Report for evidence challenging the legality of the war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The evidence for deception on the part of George Bush and Phony Tony Blair has been obvious all along. See THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY which also includes links to the Downing Street memo and Phony Tony's Dodgy Dossier.

Jul 22 06:24

Former Ambassador To NATO: Trump's Comment 'Reckless' And 'Disturbing'

A former ambassador to NATO said Thursday that Donald Trump's hesitance about supporting NATO allies against Russian aggression was "disturbing" and that his comments will cause anxiety in Europe about the United States' commitment to its allies.

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Neocons did not like what Trump said in his speech last night...They love wars..Burns is Hillary's buddy and no wars means their stocks will go down. The Neocons are nothing without war. Nobody pays attention to them without war.

Jul 21 15:32

The Problem Isn’t Tools, It’s Terror

On June 12, Omar Mateen killed 49 patrons at Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub. His weapon: A Sig Sauer MCX carbine.

Jul 21 14:59

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

"If my sons did not want wars, there would be none." -- Gutle Schnaper, wife of Mayer Amschel Rothschild and mother of his five sons

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Posted for my caller into today's radio show.

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Jul 21 14:20

Military Regimes Shouldn’t Be Recognized

The military upheaval in Turkey, whose final consequences are yet to be seen, highlights a major weakness in worldwide efforts to promote democracy. This event underscores the need to establish binding international legal principles to ban the recognition of military regimes as a result of coups d’état. Establishment of such principles, and the creation of the legal mechanisms for applying them, would foster democracy throughout the world.

Jul 21 14:02

The Only Way To Challenge ISIS

I visited Iraq in 1999. At the time, there were no so-called ‘jihadis’ espousing the principles of ‘jihadism’, whatever the interpretation may be. On the outskirts of Baghdad was a military training camp, not for al-Qaeda, but for Mojahedin-e-Khalq, an Iranian militant exile group that worked, with foreign funding and arms, to overthrow the Iranian Republic.

Jul 21 10:52

War & Peace: Azerbaijan & Palestine

Both countries have lived this occupier lifestyle on a war footing ever since, and yet prosper even as their nemeses wallow in poverty and suffering.

The world mostly admires these plucky aggressors and has little time for either the Azerbaijanis or the Palestinians. It seems there is little solidarity in the Muslim world, or at least little effective solidarity.

Jul 21 10:21

The Surprising Popularity Of Military Coups

News of the military coup in Turkey was dribbling in on Saturday afternoon when I was having lunch with a group of six friends in West Virginia. Suddenly, one person looked up from her salad and said, “If Trump gets elected, I’d support a military coup in this country.” At least one other person at the table seconded her opinion.

Jul 21 10:21

US-Led Airstrikes Kill As Many Civilians As Nice Attack–But Get No Front-Page Headlines In Major US Papers

A coalition airstrike reported on Tuesday that killed at least 85 civilians—one more than died in the Nice attack in France last week—wasn’t featured at all on the front pages of two of the top US national newspapers, the New York Times and LA Times, and only merited brief blurbs on the front pages of the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, with the actual stories buried on pages A-16 and A-15, respectively.

Jul 21 08:09

Trump says US may abandon automatic protections for Nato countries

Donald Trump has said that if he is elected president he may abandon a guarantee of protection to fellow Nato countries.

Speaking to the New York Times, Mr Trump said the US would only come to the aid of allies if they have "fulfilled their obligations to us".

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Sounds reasonable to me, even ignoring NATO's recent pattern of aggression and provocations against Russia!

Jul 21 06:44

In The Shadow Of The Bomb: Conducting International Relations With The Threat Of Mass Murder

“SOME FELL TO THE GROUND AND THEIR STOMACHS ALREADY EXPANDED FULL, BURST AND ORGANS FELL OUT. OTHERS HAD SKIN FALLING OFF THEM AND OTHERS STILL WERE CARRYING LIMBS. AND ONE IN PARTICULAR WAS CARRYING THEIR EYEBALLS IN THEIR HAND.”

The above is an account by a Hiroshima survivor talking about the fate of her schoolmates. It was recently read out in the British parliament by Scottish National Party MP Chris Law during a debate about Britain’s nuclear arsenal.

In response to a question from another Scottish National Party MP, George Kereven, British PM Theresa May said without hesitation that, if necessary, she would authorise the use of a nuclear weapon that would kill hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children. Previous PMs have been unwilling to give a direct answer to such a question.

Jul 20 17:00

We May Be At A Greater Risk Of Nuclear Catastrophe Than During The Cold War

“Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War,” warns William Perry, “and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.”

A former U.S. defense secretary from 1994 to 1997, Perry has been an inside player in the business of nuclear weapons for over 60 years. And his book, My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, is a sober read. It’s also a powerful counterpoint to NATO’s current European strategy, which envisions nuclear weapons as a deterrent to war: The purpose of nukes “is to prevent major war, not to wage wars,” argues the Alliance’s magazine, NATO Review.

Jul 20 16:58

Report: 3 U.S. Military Personnel Killed In Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

Unconfirmed reports are now trickling in from foreign media organizations such as Fars News and Smart News that three U.S. “military advisers” have been killed in Syria.

Media organization Southfront has also reported on the accounts but has also been unable to confirm or deny the reports at this time.

According to these reports, the three soldiers were killed by a guided missile in Northern Aleppo...

Jul 20 15:13

The Distinction Between Terrorism And Insurgency

The definition of the term “terrorism” has been deliberately left undefined by the Western powers to use it as an umbrella-pretext to justify their interventionist policy in the energy-rich Islamic countries for their economic interests. Depending on context “terrorism” can mean two very different things: religious extremism or militancy. If it means religious extremism then that is a cultural mindset and you cannot possibly hope to transform cultures through the agency of war and military intervention; if anything, war will further radicalize the society.

Jul 20 14:05

The Distinction Between Terrorism And Insurgency

The definition of the term “terrorism” has been deliberately left undefined by the Western powers to use it as an umbrella-pretext to justify their interventionist policy in the energy-rich Islamic countries for their economic interests. Depending on context “terrorism” can mean two very different things: religious extremism or militancy. If it means religious extremism then that is a cultural mindset and you cannot possibly hope to transform cultures through the agency of war and military intervention; if anything, war will further radicalize the society.

Jul 20 11:25

Preparing For War: Russian Citizens Stocking up on Essential Supplies

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

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

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

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

Jul 20 10:49

The Cairo Declaration

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

Jul 20 10:39

Unkown object over Azerbaijan

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Looks like someone is testing a high-altitude craft.

Jul 20 09:59

BEX TRASH ALERT! Donald Trump Gets AIDS In A New Movie, And That Has Studio Execs In A Panic

Huffpo has advocated the assassination of Donald Trump. I hope the place gets closed down and the editors arrested. Huffpo sees nothing wrong with getting rid of the 2nd amendment. They have abused the first horribly!

Audiences at screenings around the world, and some even in the United States, have been cheering and applauding a macabre scene in a new film by Sacha Baron Cohen in which “Donald Trump” accidentally contracts HIV.

“The Brothers Grimsby“ opens March 11 in the U.S., though chances are you’re learning that for the first time here, given a decision by Sony Pictures to limit its marketing of the satiric comedy. The studio is concerned about the reaction from the real Donald Trump, according to industry sources familiar with the situation.

Jul 20 09:08

'Smoking gun’: Navy testing likely caused 3.7 magnitude ‘earthquake’ off Florida

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake recorded off the coast of Florida was likely triggered by a man-made explosion, in order to test the seaworthiness of a new US Navy vessel.
Asked about the reported earthquake on Monday, a public information officer for the Navy’s Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC said the agency was working on a statement it expects to release this week.

Jul 20 08:36

Britain’s ‘Forgotten Generation’ Of Impoverished, Mentally Damaged Military Veterans

Military veterans who join young and have difficult backgrounds are most likely to suffer once they leave the services, a new study has found.

The investigation, titled “The New Frontline,” looks at a number of issues faced by Britain’s younger generation of veterans.

Jul 20 08:30

US To Sell Bombs To UAE Worth $785 Million: Pentagon

The United States will sell the United Arab Emirates $785 million worth of bombs as part of the so-called campaign against Daesh in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon says.

Jul 20 07:35

France says west plans strike on Islamic State in Iraq, confirms Libya presence

France and the United States are preparing a coordinated strike against Islamic State on the militant group's stronghold in Mosul, Iraq, French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said.

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Getting ready to carve off a chunk of Iraq for the new Kurdistan?

Jul 20 07:28

A Preview Of The Coming War Between America And China

John Pilger is a world-renowned journalist, documentary filmmaker and author. He has twice won Britain’s highest award for journalism. His films have won television academy awards in Britain and the US. Two of his films, on Cambodia and East Timor, are rated with the most important of the 20th century. The Coming War Between American and China is his 60th film.

Jul 19 15:19

FBI, Police ‘Visited’ Activists’ Homes Ahead Of The Republican National Convention

In another step towards the fascist state Donald Trump has warm dreams envisioning, FBI agents and Cleveland police officers “visited” the homes of local activists in an attempt to gather intelligence on possible planned demonstrations surrounding the Republican National Convention. Such actions step over the line of information gathering into the realm of seeking to chill free speech.

Jul 19 14:57

ISIS As A Mirror

In part, the rapacious ugliness of ISIS is a reflection of the policies which formed it. We flinch at recognizing in ISIS atrocities the embodiment of the cruelty in NATO’s policies, the callousness of Madeleine Albright evaluating the lives of Iraqi children, the swagger and glee of Hilary Clinton at Gaddafi‘s murder, the effects on millions of insisting on regime change in someone else’s country and the Euro-American refusal to accept Syria’s democratically elected president.

Jul 19 13:47

CIA REBELS BEHEAD KID AND OTHER RECENT U.S. SUCCESSES IN SYRIA

The U.S. "regime change" operation in Syria recently tallied up some major successes. The Syrian Democratic Force, a U.S. sponsored group of mostly Syrian Kurds, is besieging the Islamic State held eastern city of Manbij. According to the UN's Human Rights commissioner 70,000 civilians in Manbij are cut off from all supplies. We have yet to hear calls for an immediate breaking of the siege or for enforced air drops of supplies to these people. Where are all the R2P fans in the Obama administration and all the well paid Syrian opposition propaganda groups on this? That the U.S. has managed to avoid any questions about this siege is surely a success.

Jul 19 13:29

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

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

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

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

Jul 19 13:12

Is Bushism Dead? Let’s hope so…

At issue in the battle between the Party of Bush and Party of Trump: Will we make America safe again, and great again? Or are globalism, amnesty, and endless interventions our future? Do we put the world first, or America First?

Jul 19 12:59

THE US WAGES HYBRID WAR IN ARMENIA

The militants who seized the police station in Yerevan are demanded concessions from the authorities. 5 hostages are still in the hands of the bandits. The deputy head of the Armenian police, Major-General Vardan Yeghiazaryan and Deputy Chief of Yerevan Police, Colonel Valery Osipyan, are among the hostages. A group of radicals unsuccessfully tried to join militants at Monday.

Jul 19 12:12

Chinese Military Vice Chairman Urges Troops to Get Ready For Combat: Xinhua

While it is unclear how much of it is populist bluster, how much is posturing, and how much an actual, objective caution, Bloomberg points out an article by China's news agency Xingua posted on the website of the Ministry of National Defense, in which Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (which is chaired by Xi Jinping himself) "urges Chinese troops to get prepared for combat by improving planning, equipment and logistical support in order" to be ready to "win the war."

Bloomberg adds that Fan made the comments in recent inspection tour of China’s Southern Theater Command. The warning comes days after China officially warned the US that its patrols in the South China Sea - which despite last week's decision by the Hague tribunal - deems as its own, could end in "disaster."

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Folks, you don't have to be Fellini to figure this out.

And my bet is, if internal polling at the DNC indicates that Trump will win in a landslide, the current Administration will want to hand off the most difficult geopolitical and financial situations possible to him; a war with China, coupled with a crashed economy.

Jul 19 11:04

Scott Baio "Our Country Is In A Very Bad Spot! You Can See it Everywhere!"

Jul 19 10:34

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

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

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

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

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WOW, that didn't take long!!

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

Jul 19 10:19

An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised As Technological Advance

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 19 10:06

Hillary Says Trump Is Most Dangerous Presidential Candidate Ever – But She Is

Clinton, in an interview with CBS News’ Charlie Rose, believes Donald Trump has “no self-discipline, no self-control, no sense of history, no understanding of the limits of the kind of power that any president should impose upon himself.”

All of this could be applied to Clinton. She is by far the more dangerous of the two candidates.

If Clinton gets into office, she will start or expand wars and through large economic programs will ensure the US’s quasi-depression deepens and that the economy never truly recovers at all (even though it may seem to.)

If things aren’t getting worse, Hillary’s power is not advancing. She is good at making things worse.

Jul 19 09:57

The Feds “Assault” on U.S. War Veterans You Won’t Believe

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Constitutional Attorney Michael Connelly, JD, who also is the Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation, has written the article “OUTRAGEOUS: Veterans are now receiving letters prohibiting the purchase, possession, receipt, or transport of a firearm/ammunition…” that every voter and law abiding citizen in the USA ought to read to understand the scope of what’s happened in this country and, seemingly, we don’t give a fiddler’s damn about. How truly sad!...

Jul 19 08:33

‘Militarized Tactics Saved Lives Here’ – Baton Rouge Mayor In Press Conference

Addressing the murder of three of its deputies over the weekend, the Baton Rouge Police Department shed light on the “calculated act” and the unfolding chain of events. Joining the BRPD at the presser were the Louisiana State Police and other officials.

Jul 18 16:15

The Trojan Drone: An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised As Technological Advance

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

Jul 18 15:51

UK Cities Threatened By Nice-Like Terror Attacks: Security Official

Smaller cities in the UK might be targeted by terror attacks similar to the one that killed dozens of people in Nice, France, says a former British security official.

Jul 18 13:58

Islamic State Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Marine Le Pen

In a way, it’s almost worse when Islamic extremists don’t use weapons or explosives in their attack. With 9/11 – the only weapon used were boxcutters –they showed they can do just as much damage with everyday vehicles such as planes and trucks as with semi-automatic rifles (and occasionally, fully automatic), handguns, and explosives.

Jul 18 11:37

John Kerry Threatens Turkey With NATO Expulsion

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Erdogan will not take kindly to this.

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

Jul 18 11:12

Freedom of navigation patrols may end 'in disaster': Chinese admiral says

Freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster", a senior Chinese admiral has said, a warning to the United States after last week's ruling against Beijing's claims in the area.

China has refused to recognize the ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague that invalidated its vast territorial claims in the South China Sea, and did not take part in the proceedings brought by the Philippines.

It has reacted angrily to calls by Western countries and Japan for adherence to the decision.

China has repeatedly blamed the United States for stirring up trouble in the South China Sea, a strategic waterway through which more than $5 trillion of trade moves annually.

China, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam all have rival claims, of which China's is the largest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the time of the Treaty of Cairo, post-World War II, these seas have been considered as Chinese Territory.

This "freedom of navigation" issue is really just an attempt to goad China into doing something stupid, which the US government could then use to "justify" the use of military force against it.

I would suggest that the US government and military understand that China means business, and behave accordingly, with prudence.

Jul 18 10:57

Why The Failed Turkish Coup Attempt Wasn’t A “False Flag” Power Grab By Erdogan

Whether the US remains in Incirlik or not is actually a moot point, since the profound symbolism around what’s unfolding is much more substantial than the Pentagon’s physical presence there. Never before in history has the US been cut off from its own nuclear weapons, which is essentially what’s happened with the no-fly zone and power shutoff to Incirlik. Erdogan is trying to convey in the most memorable and impactful way possible that he is the Sultan over all of Turkey — including Incirlik — and that he will not tolerate having the facility used against him for actively aiding and sheltering coup plotters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Creating failed states, unfortunately, is something at which the US government and military have become very adept, as well as manipulating them for geopolitical gains.

Jul 18 10:41

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

The president continued:

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 18 10:07

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

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

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

Jul 18 10:07

How Extrajudicial Executions Became ‘War’ Policy in Washington

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

The short answer here is, not very.

Jul 18 08:37

Baton Rouge Shooter Identified As Former Marine, Reportedly Ex-Nation Of Islam Member

The killed gunman in the Baton Rouge shooting was identified as Gavin Eugene Long, a former marine and allegedly a former Nation of Islam member. He reportedly carried out the attack on his 29th birthday.

Jul 18 08:16

Brazil Air Force To Control Rio Olympics Skies

Less than a month ahead of the Olympic games, Brazil reinforces security measures with Air Force.

Jul 18 07:36

“German MP [Sahra Wagenknecht]: US is a threat to European peace, not Russia”… 7-15-16

Someone in one of those NATO countries has waked up, and it is very refreshing to hear MP Wagenknecht lay it on the line.

“What? The US(A CORP) not following it’s own promises or treaties?” What a “surprise”!

““The Americans are placing nukes in Germany, supposedly to counter Putin’s aggression in the Baltics. Do the Americans seriously expect us to believe in such stupidity?” asked Mrs. Wagenknecht to an applause from other MPs.

Jul 17 12:55

The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Throughout the Sanders campaign, the Socialist Equality Party has welcomed the broad shift to the left that it revealed in the thinking of millions of working people and youth, while warning that the Vermont senator would inevitably disappoint his supporters.

Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, not with a bang but a whimper. The Vermont senator formally endorsed his rival in an undignified prostration before the Democratic Party establishment and Wall Street’s favored presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The unity rally featuring Sanders and Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, had all the spontaneity and enthusiasm of a going-out-of-business sale. The funereal atmosphere was perhaps fitting

Jul 17 12:50

Failed Coup – Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich talks to RT

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, independent researcher and writer, talks to RT International on the attempted coup d’etat in Turkey:

“This incident does not have the hallmarks of a military coup. It’s almost like a mutiny.”

Jul 17 07:20

FLASHBACK 20 YEARS! Was TWA 800 Shot Down By a Military Missile?

In 1996 TWA Flight 800 was shot down south of Long Island.
The government of the United States, despite the embarrassment of having been caught in court rigging lab tests and lying in its reports, still officially attributes the disaster to a spark in the center fuel tank, while government spokespeople insist that the witnesses who saw a missile hit the jumbo jet are all drunks.

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Jul 16 20:13

Turkey is a Stupid Place for US to Store Nuclear Weapons

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

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

Jul 16 18:58

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

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

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

Jul 16 08:30

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

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

And a war on terror neocon

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

Jul 16 07:08

TRUMP TEAM SCORES BIG WIN AS RNC WRITES ITS CONVENTION RULES

The Never Trump movement tried to make a stand. It failed by a massive margin.

CLEVELAND — Efforts to block Donald Trump’s nomination — hyped for months by proponents as a growing grass-roots movement among Republican activists attending this week’s convention — turned out to be a flop.

During key votes on Thursday evening, only 12 hard-core holdouts continued to resist Trump’s nomination when members of on the powerful 112-member Convention Rules Committee considered a proposal to prevent delegates from rejecting Trump.

Jul 16 07:02

Republicans in Cleveland Applaud Trump Pick of Mike Pence

Republican delegates and party leaders gathering in Cleveland for next week’s national convention praised Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, saying it would stabilize the ticket and calm social conservatives.

It adds significant government experience to Trump’s outsider campaign for the White House.

“Principled Conservative” … “Solid Grasp On Policy” … “A Home Run” … “Could Not Have Made A Better Choice”

Jul 16 05:42

Report: $40 Billion US Missile Defense System is Useless

The missile defense system put in place to protect Americans from North Korean nuclear weapons has been declared in a recent report as “unable to protect the US public.”

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