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WAR/DRAFT/VETERAN AFFAIRS

Oct 24 05:57

Russia or the Neocons: Who endangers American democracy?

To any objective observer, it is clear that is not Russia that endangers US democracy but the political corruption, the rule of 1% oligarchy, and mad pursuit of PNAC policies. The Even greater danger to democracy lies in the neocons’ desertion to the Hillary camp.

Oct 23 16:00

‘Used by the army’: British recruitment of child soldiers condemned by doctors & veterans

In a scathing report released on Tuesday, veterans and doctors slammed the UK for recruiting child soldiers under the age of 18, arguing they are misinformed and far more likely to be killed in action, suffer long-term health issues, or commit suicide.

The report entitled “The Recruitment of Children by the UK Armed Forces: a Critique from Health Professionals,” which was fronted by the public health charity Medact, draws on damning testimony from those who joined the military as children to make a scientific and ethical case for raising the recruitment age to 18.

Oct 23 11:34

Just what DOES the Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Division DO Anymore?

It appears that yet again, once more, Obama-appointee FTC Antitrust Chairwoman Edith Ramirez is asleep at her desk.

When are we, the American People, going to begin to hold our elected (and non-elected but appointed) government leaders’ collective feet to the fire?

The latest news broadcasts from up on high is that AT&T is about to buy Time-Warner Cable, for a cool 85 billion dollars.

Oct 23 11:27

The USA are about to face the worst crisis of their history

How Putin’s example might inspire Trump

Watching the last Presidential debate was a rather depressing experience. I thought that Trump did pretty well, but that really is not the point here. The point is this: no matter who wins, an acute crisis is inevitable.

Consider the vicious hate campaign which all these “personalities” (from actors, to politicians to reporters) have unleashed against Trump...

Oct 23 11:03

NATO Continues to Prepare for War with Russia

NATO uses any pretext to accuse Russia of harboring aggressive intentions. It has raised ballyhoo over the recent deployment of Iskander short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles to the Kaliningrad region.

Time and time again, the alliance reaffirms its bogus Russia narrative. “We see more assertive and stronger Russia that is willing to use force,” concluded NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg speaking at the round table in Passau, Bavaria on October 10.

At the same time, NATO is pushing ahead with its military "Schengen zone" in Europe.

"We are working to ensure that each individual soldier will not require a decision at the political level to cross the border," said Estonian Defense Minister Hannes Hanso.

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It appears that NATO, collectively, has absolutely lost their reality license here.

Why, in the name of heaven, would Russia attack Europe or Eastern Europe?!?

The short answer is, Russia wouldn't, because it doesn't need or want to do this; unfortunately, that is not going to stop NATO from massively arming, re-arming, and placing more troops and materials on Russia's borders.

Oct 23 10:47

Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war

Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the California National Guard enticed thousands of soldiers with bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist and go to war.

Now the Pentagon is demanding the money back.

Nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom served multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay large enlistment bonuses — and slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse — after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California Guard at the height of the wars last decade.

Investigations have determined that lack of oversight allowed for widespread fraud and mismanagement by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets.

But soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept bonuses offered when the Pentagon needed to fill the ranks.

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There should be new "recruitment posters" in every California High School and job center, stating: "Hey' we're the Pentagon and California National Guard; and trust me, we'll screw you when we think we can get away with it, never mind your tours of duty!"

This is so despicable and immoral to our Vets who have served, I almost don't know where to begin. And if the Pentagon has "accountability problems' because of alleged "overpayments", it should NOT put them on the backs of our Vets, period, but resolve the problem, which is essentially their problem, through better internal controls, period, end of discussion.

US recruiters are under zero obligation to tell recruited military the truth, as evidenced in the following articles:

Top 10 Lies (Some) Recruiters Tell

Top Military Recruitment Lies

RECRUITING CHILDREN INTO THE US MILITARY

Anyway, you get the drift; and kids who are being approached by recruiters need to know this information.

We are constantly getting bombarded with the messages that wars are about honor, courage, and "protecting the American way of life".

This could not be any further from the truth.

These wars are, primarily, economic, to insure that US or US-related multi-nationals are in control of basic raw materials, and that these resources are only sold in US dollars.

It's just that simple, folks.

Oct 23 10:31

Israel seeks to buy three new German submarines: report

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Guess who gets to pay for them!

Oct 23 02:58

Just what DOES the Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Division DO Anymore?

When are we, the American People, going to begin to hold our elected (and non-elected but appointed) government leaders’ collective feet to the fire?

It appears that yet again, once more, Obama-appointee FTC Antitrust Chairwoman Edith Ramirez is asleep at her desk.

The latest news broadcasts from up on high is that AT&T is about to buy Time-Warner Cable, for a cool 85 billion dollars.

Could it be because she is somehow being told to “stand down,” or is otherwise benefiting from this pyramid scheme-like media conglomeration?

Oct 22 23:34

Debunking Hillary in 140 Characters PropagandaDebunker.ShameTheClintonShills() – WikiLeaks Podesta Emails

?This 140 character tweet has garnered some attention on Twitter, but despite the humor it is real code that will be used to debunk Hillary's shills. See below.

MSM Journalists (cough hacks) already outed as colluding with Clinton in the Podesta Emails keep claiming WikiLeaks is conspiring with Russia.

As proof they keep pointing out that RT keeps publishing the Podesta Emails before WikiLeaks tweets about them.
Here's 45 lines of code I will use to Tweet Batch 16 before anyone else.

Oct 22 17:20

Why Brookings Institution & The Establishment Love Wars

Washington’s public relations operations for the military contracting firms that surround the U.S. Capitol aren’t by for-profit PR firms, so much as they’re by ‘non-profit’ foundations and think tanks, which present that ‘non-profit’ cover for their sales-promotion campaigns on behalf of the real beneficiaries: owners and top executives of these gigantic ‘defense’ contracting corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Oct 22 12:52

NATO, EU ships ‘mark’ Russian fleet as it passes through English Channel

NATO and EU ships were put on full alert along the British coast as a Russian naval fleet passed through the English Channel on its way to the Mediterranean.

Oct 22 11:56

US to deploy F-35 jets in Japan next year

The US is set to deploy over a dozen F-35 Lightning II warplanes in Japan next year, a move that is likely to anger China and intensify tensions in East Asia.

The US Forces Japan confirmed the deployment in a tweet on Friday, adding that the state-of-the-art fighter jets will be stationed at a Marine Corps base in the Japanese city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Oct 22 10:16

Why Brookings Institution & The Establishment Love Wars

Washington’s public relations operations for the military contracting firms that surround the U.S. Capitol aren’t by for-profit PR firms, so much as they’re by ‘non-profit’ foundations and think tanks, which present that ‘non-profit’ cover for their sales-promotion campaigns on behalf of the real beneficiaries: owners and top executives of these gigantic ‘defense’ contracting corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Oct 22 08:22

Retaking Mosul: The Illusion of Peace

Forging certainty in the dust of Middle Eastern plays of power is an impossibility its participants never wish to accept. The imminent defeat of Islamic State forces in Mosul – deemed imminent, at least, by the forces assaulting the stronghold – provide a suggestion that there will be greater stability in the region. Nasty fundamentalist forces will be banished, paving the way for a peaceful order.

Oct 22 08:15

Elite’s War on Free Speech, Free Press, Free Internet and the Truth

By Joachim Hagopian
October 22, 2016
“A populace deprived of the ability to separate lies from truth, is no longer capable of sustaining a free society.”

Journalist Chris Hedges

As the ruling elite pushes its rigged election, forcibly cramming crime boss Hillary down our gullets against the people’s choice or will, so goes suppression of information rapidly shutting off the truth spigot, leaving Americans high and dry, starved of honesty by their oligarchic owned and controlled crime cabal government. Signs that the globalists are panicking are visible every day as they aggressively provoke World War III timed with the collapse of their morally and financially bankrupted global economy. And with two-thirds of Americans living from paycheck to paycheck, the future does not look bright.

Oct 22 08:07

A Bloodier Battle for Mosul Might Begin After the Ouster of ISIS

The competing territorial claims of the Turks, Kurds, and Iraqi central government could result in an ethno-sectarian conflict after the military offense.

Oct 22 08:04

Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents

Oct 21 15:18

Celebrity SAS veteran’s capture & mercy killing claims ‘utter bullsh*t,’ say comrades

Ex-SAS personnel have branded special forces veteran Colin Maclachlan a military fantasist after details of his soon-to-be published book about his service in Iraq came under scrutiny.

Maclachlan, who is a now a TV personality, markets himself as an SAS ‘hero’ and has appeared on a number of shows about the secretive special forces unit.

Oct 21 14:53

Royal Navy pledges to ‘man-mark’ passing Russian fleet

Britain’s navy has pledged to keep her shores ‘safe’ as a Russian fleet passes the British Isles bound for the Mediterranean Sea.

The aircraft carrier ‘Admiral Kuznetsov’ will be accompanied by a number of smaller vessels and it is not yet clear if it will move through the North Sea and English Channel or pass Britain via the west of Ireland.

Oct 21 14:28

Heart-attack soldier fights for US Army to cover medical bills

This election season has involved a lot of talk about supporting the troops, but one Army officer is fighting the military for it. Captain Shane Morgan suffered a heart attack during a fitness test, but the Army is refusing to help pay his medical bills.

Morgan is an active duty soldier who served in Afghanistan, but he’s on his own when it comes to fighting $30,000 worth of medical bills after having a heart attack during a required fitness test.

Oct 21 13:58

The Perpetual Killing Field

Slaughter is all too human. Killing fields or mass burial grounds are in the archeological record from the Neolithic period (6,000 to 7,000 years ago) on. Nonetheless, with the advent of modern weaponry and industrial processes, the killing fields of the world have grown to levels that can stagger the imagination. During World War II, when significant parts of the planet, including many of the globe’s great cities, were effectively reduced to ash, an estimated 60 million people, combatants and civilians alike, died (including six million Jews in the killing fields and ovens of Auschwitz, Belzec, Sobibor, and elsewhere).

Oct 21 12:28

Electing Killary Means More War

Contrary to popular belief on the impact of US Presidential election results, Marc Faber the author of the The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, is of the view that Hillary Clinton’s victory may not be positive for the global markets. Calling Hillary Clinton a war monger, Faber says that if she is elected, international tensions will increase.

Oct 21 10:33

U.S. Foreign Policy 'Elites' Eagerly Await Expansion Of Overseas Wars Under Hillary Clinton

The extreme dangers faced by the planet as a result of neocon warmonger Hillary Clinton becoming President have been apparent for a very long time.

Oct 21 09:17

Mosul-op: US troops seen being active at a northern Iraqi army base

US soldiers were seen flying helicopters at the base in Makhmur, 50 kilometres (31 miles) away from Irbil.

Oct 21 09:13

This American journalist was killed, her ‘Conspiracy Theories’ on Syria are NOW proven FACTS!

Serena Shim dedicated her professional career to proving the United States and allies were purposely helping Al Qaeda and the Islamic State

Oct 21 08:44

U.S. Foreign Policy ‘Elites’ Eagerly Await Expansion Of Overseas Wars Under Hillary Clinton…”The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born… now is the time of monsters.”

Your average American Hillary Clinton supporter will smugly head to the polls on November 8th, entirely self-assured of his or her vital role in the defeat of fascism in these United States. It won’t take long for such childish delusions to be vanquished by the horror of subsequent reckless and unnecessary imperial conflagrations that will be inevitably unleashed by their savior throughout the world.

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Oct 21 07:35

Heart-attack soldier fights for US Army to cover medical bills

Whomever made the decision to deny this man medical care should be court-martialed and sent to hard labor at the Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks.

This election season has involved a lot of talk about supporting the troops, but one Army officer is fighting the military for it. Captain Shane Morgan suffered a heart attack during a fitness test, but the Army is refusing to help pay his medical bills.

Oct 21 07:32

Air Force Chief Foresees Decades More US Wars

“We’ve been deploying now for 15 years, we’ve probably got 15, 20 years to go,” Gen. Goldfein warned. This wasn’t just about the current wars, either, as the general laid out some of the new deployments against new enemies, citing a “resurgent Russia and China” as driving future deployments.

Oct 20 23:32

FLASHBACK: The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved

The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq.

Not surprisingly, it appears the US Treasury is asking the wrong party. Instead of Toyota, the US Treasury’s inquiry should have started next door at the US State Department.

Mystery Solved.....

Oct 20 21:35

The Ruling Elite Has Lost the Consent of the Governed

Brimming with hubris and self-importance, the ruling Elite and mainstream media cannot believe they have lost the consent of the governed.
Every ruling Elite needs the consent of the governed: even autocracies, dictatorships and corporatocracies ultimately rule with the consent, however grudging, of the governed.
The American ruling Elite has lost the consent of the governed. This reality is being masked by the mainstream media, mouthpiece of the ruling class, which is ceaselessly promoting two false narratives:

Oct 20 15:27

Army admits it failed corporal who committed suicide after her rape claims dismissed

Britain’s Royal Military Police (RMP) have apologized to the family of a military policewoman who killed herself two years after reporting that she had been raped by two comrades.

Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement’s mother and sister accepted the apology, but said it had come too late.

Oct 20 14:53

ROTC Cadets Wearing Heels for Sexual Assault Awareness Spurs Review

The Army's Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, is reviewing Reserve Officer Training Command cadet participation in a sexual assault awareness 5K walk/run event in which cadets at Temple University in Philadelphia wore high-heeled shoes with their uniforms.

Oct 20 13:44

Free Driving Licenses & Grants: Sweden's Shock Plan to Reintegrate Returning ISIS Fighters

Around 140 Swedish people have returned to the country after fighting for terror organisations in Syria and Iraq.

Lund County, in south Sweden, is now considering giving the jihadi defectors incentives to reintegrate into society.

The mooted benefits are housing grants, help to re-enter the workforce and free driving licenses.

Oct 20 12:12

Destroyer of Nations

In the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 – an invasion which many Iraqis believe left their country in the worst condition it has been since the Mongol invasion of 1258 — there was much discussion in the media about the Bush Administration’s goal for “nation-building” in that country. Of course, if there ever were such a goal, it was quickly abandoned, and one hardly ever hears the term “nation-building” discussed as a U.S. foreign policy objective anymore.

Oct 20 11:08

"Der Spiegel" is starting to wake up!

Is there at least one reason to hope for a victory from Donald Trump? Yes, peace. Hillary Clinton wants to risk the military confrontation with Russia in the Syrian war. Germany can not want that.

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Oct 20 09:17

The More You Spend the More You Save?! Lawmakers Fight to Increase F-35 Budget

While US taxpayers have already spent over $1 trillion on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, US lawmakers are fighting to include even more funding for the controversial aircraft in next year’s budget.

While both defense-policy and defense–spending bills for fiscal year 2017 are currently stalled, the US Congress hopes to increase F-35 procurement. The House appropriations bill would add five F-35As, two F-35Bs, and four F-35Cs, while the Senate bill would add four F-35s.

Oct 20 09:16

Brand New Russian Su-35 and PAK FA Turn Pentagon's F-16 Into 'Relic of the Past'

The F-16 Fighting Falcon has been a workhorse in the Pentagon's arsenal, but Russia's cutting-edge new aircraft, including the Sukhoi Su-35 and the Sukhoi PAK FA, have rendered the all-weather supersonic multirole aircraft, which has been in service since 1978, as "obsolete," defense and national security writer Kyle Mizokami asserted.

Oct 20 08:21

The US-Turkey “Escape Corridor” out of Mosul: ISIS-Daesh Terrorists “Transferred” From Iraq into Syria To Fight Syrian, Russian and Iranian Forces

The Iraqi army started a large operation to liberate Mosul from Islamic State jihadists. But the forces, in total some 40,000, are still several dozen kilometers away from the city limits. They will have to capture several towns and villages and pass many IED obstacles before coming near to the center and house to house fighting. It might take many month to eliminated the last stay-behind ISIS cells in Mosul.

Oct 20 08:13

Iraq invasion caused rise of ISIS, admits former UK foreign secretary

“I have a very heavy sense of responsibility because I was one of the senior ministers who made or recommended that decision [to invade Iraq] to the House of Commons,” he said in an interview with Sky News.

Straw, who had also served as home secretary in the late 1990s, stressed he had made the recommendation to go to war in good faith, believing there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Oct 20 07:51

Air Force Chief Sees Decades More of US Wars

In comments today at a spouse and family forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein discussed the growing number of airmen being deployed abroad for longer periods of time, saying that this problem is going to continue for decades to come.

Oct 20 07:08

What is the US really doing in Mosul?

Judging by what is now happening in Iraq and Syria, the US is in a desperate situation and is resorting to the most radical methods so as to not allow Russia to achieve a decisive victory in Syria. It only seems like the assault on the so-called “capital of ISIS,” the Iraqi city of Mosul, is a big success in the fight against ISIS. In reality ,it is a rather cunning maneuver intended to force ISIS to make one last desperate leap in the struggle for control over Syria.

Oct 20 07:06

The Evolving Hybrid War on Ethiopia is All About China

The regime change riots and torching of foreign companies which preceded Ethiopia’s imposition of a six-month-long state of emergency have more to do with waging a Hybrid War against China’s Maritime Silk Road and its Horn of Africa component than they do with airing out local socio-political grievances.

Oct 19 19:07

Want To End War?

This is a video of Putin explaining the balance of power from the Russian viewpoint. He is absolutely correct in saying that an anti-missile system neutralizes opposition. It would certainly embolden the war hawks into believing that they could defeat Russia and rule the world at the expense of American and Russian citizens.

Oct 19 15:32

Mosul Offensive Highlights: Battle for ISIS ‘capital’ in Iraq kicks off

Iraqi govt army and Peshmerga launch Mosul operation to free city from ISIS.

Oct 19 15:26

Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With World War 3 Right Before The Election?

It sure seems like an odd time to be provoking a war with Russia. As I write this, we stand just a little bit more than three weeks away from one of the most pivotal elections in U.S. history, and Barack Obama has chosen this moment to strongly threaten the Russians. As I wrote about on Friday, Reuters is reporting that Obama is contemplating “direct U.S. military action” against Syrian military targets, and the Russians have already indicated that any assault on Syrian forces would be considered an attack on themselves. The rapidly deteriorating crisis in Syria has already caused tensions with Russia to rise to the highest level since the end of the Cold War, but now Obama is adding fuel to the fire by publicly considering “an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia”. Apparently Obama believes that Russian hackers are interfering in the election and so he wants payback.

Oct 19 13:12

After Mosul Falls, ISIS will Flee to Syria. Then What?

Syria’s army and Hezbollah and Iranian allies are preparing for a massive invasion by thousands of Isis fighters who will be driven out of Iraq when Mosul falls. The real purpose behind the much-trumpeted US-planned “liberation” of the Iraqi city, the Syrian military suspect, is to swamp Syria with the hordes of Isis fighters who will flee their Iraqi capital in favour of their “mini-capital” of Raqqa inside Syria itself.

Oct 19 12:16

Daesh may launch chemical attacks during Mosul op: US officials

American officials say the Daesh Takfiri group may resort to launching chemical attacks in the fight to hold its grip on Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul.

Speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, multiple American sources said Tuesday that attacks involving chemical agents are possible, given the terror group’s previous record of such attempts.

Oct 19 12:16

Coalition jets hit strategic Mosul bridge, ISIS claim

ISIS claim US-led coalition jets bombed Hurriyeh bridge on Trigris river that links Eastern and Western parts of Mosul.

Oct 19 10:32

Does Hillary Have The Temperament To Have Her Finger On The Nuclear Button?

"...it would be extremely dangerous to have in the White House a person susceptible to uncontrollable rage"

This second video report — purports to be based on reports by the NBC TV crew that filmed Hillary’s September 7 interview by Matt Lauer.

Lauer departed from the pre-agreed script, and the result was a meltdown by Hillary following the interview.

This 8 minute report confirms Secret Service agent Gary Byrne’s account of Hillary’s explosive, uncontrollable temper in his book Crisis of Character.

Oct 19 10:26

Vote for Donald Trump or LOSE America forever

VOTERS WARNED: You've already lost America... this election is about taking it back in the last non-violent way possible: At the voting booth.

If you’re not following the flurry of email dumps now being released every 24 hours by Wikileaks, you’re missing out on the most damning revelations of systemic government corruption in the history of this nation.

The emails reveal unprecedented criminal collusion between the State Dept., the Clinton Foundation, the Obama White House, the FBI, the DNC, the leftist media and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

In essence, they are all conspiring to rig everything:

Oct 19 10:21

19 October 2016 19:04 Erdogan, Putin Agree to Exit of Nusra Terrorists from Aleppo: Saudi Paper

A Saudi newspaper claimed that Turkey agrees with Russia that Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly al-Nusra Front) should be driven out of the Eastern part of Aleppo city.

The Saudi newspaper said that Ankara is now in consensus with Russia on the need for the exit of Fatah al-Sham terrorists from Eastern Aleppo city to pave the way for the dispatch of humanitarian aid to the civilian population from now on.
Some informed sources disclosed that this issue (exit of Fatah al-Sham terrorists) from Aleppo has been raised during the recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Turkey and during the coordination meetings held between the two countries' military, intelligence and foreign ministry officials.

Oct 19 10:00

THE NEW U.S. WAY OF WAR

A recommendable New York Times piece looks at the mostly hidden way the U.S. is now waging wars. The example is Somalia, where the U.S. has been at war with the people of that country for over 25 years. But, as the authors note, the same modus operandi applies elsewhere.

The Obama administration has intensified a clandestine war in Somalia over the past year, using Special Operations troops, airstrikes, private contractors and African allies in an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation.
Would that "anarchic" nation Somalia still be "anarchic" if the U.S. would end its endless fighting there? That is very unlikely. Without outer interference Somalia would have been peaceful again many years ago. But the war continues, run not with regular U.S. forces, but with mercenaries, proxies, drones and a few U.S. Special Forces.

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Fighting wars this way, either directly or indirectly, for the US government, means never, ever having to say you're sorry for the war crimes you have committed, or for the torture you have inflicted, just because you can, and with absolute impunity!!

Oct 19 09:59

Jill Stein Issues New Hillary WW3 Warning

Hillary is of incredible service to Wall Street and to the War profiteers.

“If Hillary is elected we go to war with Russia folks.” – Dr. Jill Stein.

If @JohnKerry did ask Ecuador to cut off Assange’s Internet access, what else is the U.S. hiding? #PodestaEmails

#PodestaEmails10 show HRC kept 55K emails from Congress. How much more evidence does the govt need to press charges?

Oct 19 09:34

The Clinton Plan to Destroy Alt-Right Media Involves War with Russia

This title is not hyperbole, Hillary Clinton, the Democrats and the Obama administration are so desperate to silence alternative news sources inside the U.S., they are even willing to go to war with Russia as means to do so.

Oct 19 09:19

WASHINGTON’S GLOBAL ECONOMIC WARS

Washington’s resort to economic warfare complements its military fueled empire building.

But economic and military warfare are losing propositions. While the US may extract a few billion dollars from Deutsch Bank, it will have lost much more in long-term, large-scale relations with German industrialists, politicians and financiers. This is critical because Germany plays the key role in shaping economic policy in the European Union. The practice of US multi-national corporations seeking off-shore tax havens in the EU may come to a grinding halt when the European Commission finishes its current investigations. The Germans may not be too sympathetic to their American competitors.

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The economic chaos Obama's policies have created will have a lasting negative effect, at home and abroad, for decades, if not immediately remdediated by the election of President Trump.

Oct 19 09:16

The cost of downgrading

by Thierry Meyssan
Washington is attempting to hold to its positions without having to start a Third World War, but it looks like an impossible task. Moscow is offering the United States a safe exit in Syria and Yemen. But if they should choose this option, they would be obliged to abandon some of their allies.

Oct 19 08:33

We finally know what Hillary Clinton knew all along – US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar are funding Isis

It is fortunate for Saudi Arabia and Qatar that the furore over the sexual antics of Donald Trump is preventing much attention being given to the latest batch of leaked emails to and from Hillary Clinton. Most fascinating of these is what reads like a US State Department memo, dated 17 August 2014, on the appropriate US response to the rapid advance of Isis forces, which were then sweeping through northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

At the time, the US government was not admitting that Saudi Arabia and its Sunni allies were supporting Isis and al-Qaeda-type movements. But in the leaked memo, which says that it draws on “western intelligence, US intelligence and sources in the region” there is no ambivalence about who is backing Isis, which at the time of writing was butchering and raping Yazidi villagers and slaughtering captured Iraqi and Syrian soldiers.

Oct 19 08:32

Germany moves to run its own EU army – leaving both Brussels & NATO in new crisis

Despite Britain’s move to block an EU army, a growing number of experts believe a recent German defense paper shows Berlin has ambitions to run an EU army, and has a plan to cut through Brussels red tape and create one by itself. But at what cost to NATO?

Oct 19 08:31

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to visit Turkey

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will visit Turkey’s Ankara October 21, Anadolu Agency reported Oct. 19.

Carter will meet with Turkish leadership to discuss the Syrian crisis and the situation in Iraq.

Oct 19 08:05

US admits fighting ISIS in Mosul risks civilian lives

The US says its anti-ISIS operation in Mosul and elsewhere in Iraq has been a success, despite the “inevitable” suffering it brings to civilians. However, Washington has a contradictory perception of the anti-terrorist efforts by the Syrian and Russian forces in Aleppo.

Oct 19 07:34

Weekend Events Confirm War between US and Russia Could Be Sooner than Later

By Joachim Hagopian
October 19, 2016
Right now the US mainstream media is obsessing over Donald’s alleged womanizing and female groping soap opera as the Clinton’s/MSM’s pruriently entertaining smokescreen, neatly designed to cover up Hillary/Bill’s serial raping and her criminal lead role as enabler/strong armed intimidator of past victims. Meanwhile, barely noticed in a virtual media blackout in the West are at least a half-dozen high alert, significant international developments this last weekend that all strongly indicate the extreme danger of a nuclear war breaking out at any time against Russia and its Eastern alliance.

Oct 18 18:39

US forces in 'harm’s way' as battle for Mosul goes forward: Pentagon

The Pentagon has acknowledged US troops will be heavily involved in the large-scale military offensive to wrest the Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh terrorists.

“Americans are in harm’s way as part of this fight,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Monday. “It’s fair to say there are Americans on the outskirts of the city.”

Oct 18 15:49

Whether to Go to War Against Russia

The United States government has already declared that in regards to what it alleges to be a Russian cyberattack against the U.S. Democratic Party, the U.S. reserves the right to go to war against Russia.

Oct 18 14:31

60 Killed in Iraq as Mosul Battles Commence

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that Iraqi forces met their goals and are ahead of schedule on the first day of the operations in Mosul. About 30,000 Iraqi troops, Peshmerga members, and Sunni tribal fighters are involved; some of them are women.

Oct 18 14:11

Good Deaths in Mosul, Bad Deaths in Aleppo

Note how differently The New York Times prepares the American public for civilian casualties from the new U.S.-backed Iraqi government assault on the city of Mosul to free it from the Islamic State, compared to the unrelenting condemnation of the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on neighborhoods of east Aleppo held by Al Qaeda.

Oct 18 13:10

Does Hillary Have The Temperment To Have Her Finger On The Nuclear Button?

"...it would be extremely dangerous to have in the White House a person susceptible to uncontrollable rage"

Until I viewed the video in the URL below, I had concluded from my time spent with Republicans that the Republican Party was more corrupt than the Democratic Party. But after watching this 16 minute video report, which seems too much to be faked, the Democratic political establishment—not necessarily the Americans who vote Democrat—seem to be corrupt beyond the meaning of the word. Make up your own mind.

Oct 18 13:07

Vote for Donald Trump or LOSE America forever

VOTERS WARNED: You've already lost America... this election is about taking it back in the last non-violent way possible: At the voting booth.

If you’re not following the flurry of email dumps now being released every 24 hours by Wikileaks, you’re missing out on the most damning revelations of systemic government corruption in the history of this nation.

Your country has already been overrun by criminals… if you love America, you’re going to have to take it back.

Oct 18 12:54

American man tried to help Daesh inspire attacks in Washington

An American man has pleaded guilty to trying to help the Daesh group encourage lone wolf attacks in Washington, DC, according to the US Justice Department.

Virginia man Haris Qamar, 26, has worked with a government informant to photograph and film landmarks in the Washington region, including the Pentagon, the department said.

Oct 18 12:41

American Officials Provoking World Conflict to Protect the Clintons?!?

Oct 18 11:45

NATO missiles for Syria terrorists? Zionism/Wahhabism = West’s heresies to destroy the great faiths

Russia has warned against supplying anti-aircraft missiles to terrorist groups in Syria.

Oct 18 10:42

'Houthi Missiles' or Radar Glitch? What Sparked US Warship Attack on Yemen?

Last week, the Pentagon began a new military campaign in Yemen, ostensibly in retaliation for attempted attacks on the USS Mason in the Red Sea. But new reports suggest that the American naval vessel may have suffered from a radar malfunction.

Oct 18 10:42

The homeless Green Beret I met today

Today, I met a member of the elite US Army Special Forces, the famous Green Berets. He was a veteran who had served in Iraq and in Afghanistan.

He is currently homeless.

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But the US Government can give Israel $38 billion ...

Oct 18 08:36

TRUMP: I'LL MEET WITH PUTIN BEFORE JAN. 20 IF I WIN

In an interview Monday with talk-radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that if he wins in November, he might meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin prior to the inauguration in January.

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That is very smart. If Trump wins, the warhawks will try and start war with Russia and stick Trump with it. But if Trump and Putin reach an agreement, Putin will just ignore the provocations until Trump takes office and yanks the plug.

Oct 18 08:21

Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With World War 3 Right Before The Election?

It sure seems like an odd time to be provoking a war with Russia. As I write this, we stand just a little bit more than three weeks away from one of the most pivotal elections in U.S. history, and Barack Obama has chosen this moment to strongly threaten the Russians.

Oct 18 07:34

Whether to Go to War Against Russia

The United States government has already declared that in regards to what it alleges to be a Russian cyberattack against the U.S. Democratic Party, the U.S. reserves the right to go to war against Russia. NATO has accordingly changed its policy so as to assert that a cyberattack (in this case actually cyber-espionage, such as the U.S. government itself perpetrates against even its own allies such as Angela Merkel by tapping her phone) constitutes an act of war by the alleged cyberattacker, and so requires all NATO member nations to join any cyberattacked NATO nation in war against its alleged (cyber)attacker, if the cyberattacked member declares war against its alleged cyberattacker. Excuses are being sought for a war against Russia; and expanding the definition of “invasion,” to include mere espionage, is one such excuse. But it’s not the only one that the Obama Administration has cooked up.

Oct 18 07:17

US Supplying Terrorists in Aleppo With TOW Antitank Missiles

These weapons have been around since 1970, upgraded over time for greater accuracy and destructive power.

ISIS was earlier supplied with shoulder-launched, man-portable, easy to operate, surface-to-air missiles (SAMS), able to down helicopters and low-flying aircraft. Perhaps terrorists in east Aleppo are getting them.

Oct 18 07:12

Does Hillary Have The Temperment To Have Her Finger On The Nuclear Button?

Until I viewed the video in the URL below, I had concluded from my time spent with Republicans that the Republican Party was more corrupt than the Democratic Party. But after watching this 16 minute video report, which seems too much to be faked, the Democratic political establishment—not necessarily the Americans who vote Democrat—seem to be corrupt beyond the meaning of the word. Make up your own mind.

Oct 18 04:22

Hillary’s War Drums

As election day looms in America, it appears the writing that Vladimir Putin drew on the wall just a few short months ago is coming to fruition. Having lost his patience with the constant spewing of anti-Russia propaganda – missing the bigger picture of vicious circle towards nuclear confrontation – Putin implored the western media, for the sake of the world, to listen:

Oct 17 20:15

Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With World War 3 Right Before The Election?

Waking Times Media

It sure seems like an odd time to be provoking a war with Russia. As I write this, we stand just a little bit more than three weeks away from one of the most pivotal elections in U.S. history, and Barack Obama has chosen this moment to strongly threaten the Russians. As I wrote about on Friday, Reuters is reporting that Obama is contemplating “direct U.S. military action” against Syrian military targets, and the Russians have already indicated that any assault on Syrian forces would be considered an attack on themselves.

Oct 17 16:15

US Allies are Funding ISIS (and Hillary Knew All Along)

It is fortunate for Saudi Arabia and Qatar that the furore over the sexual antics of Donald Trump is preventing much attention being given to the latest batch of leaked emails to and from Hillary Clinton. Most fascinating of these is what reads like a US State Department memo, dated 17 August 2014, on the appropriate US response to the rapid advance of Isis forces, which were then sweeping through northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

Oct 17 16:14

We’re on the Brink of World War III

Who has the major responsibility for creating the confrontation between the U.S. and Russia in Syria? How have these two major nuclear powers moved closer and closer to the brink of World War III?

At the moment, one clear way to resolve this clash is for Syria’s armed forces to win an unambiguous victory over the forces seeking to overturn the existing government. Bloody as it may be, the defeat of the rebel forces will defuse the military portion of the conflict between the U.S. and Russia, at least within Syria. Russia, invited by Assad to aid him militarily, has been following that path.

Oct 17 12:54

HIDDEN CAM: Clinton-Dem Operatives Admit They Pay Provocateurs to Incite Violence at Trump Rallies

Democratic dirty tricks operative unwittingly provides a dark money trail to the DNC and Clinton campaign.

At one point in the video, which contains strong language, the National Field Director for Americans United for Change Scott Foval said the following:

The campaign (Hillary Clinton) pays the DNC (Democratic National Committee), DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group, the Foval Group executes the s**t on the ground.

Oct 17 11:33

President Obama Threatens President Putin With Nuclear War

These are tense times. Any escalation that the U.S. can do against Russia, can be met by an escalation that Russia can do against the United States.

Consequently, whatever escalation Obama is now threatening against Putin, might be met by an escalation on the other side. Where will it stop, or would it even be able to stop?

Whatever escalation Obama might consider to be ‘proportionate’, could consequently end up ending the world as we know it — and not for the better. Hillary Clinton has threatened Putin with war; now Barack Obama has done likewise.

Whatever Biden’s assignment here actually was from Obama, one thing about it is clear: this President is determined that Hillary Clinton be his successor, and Obama will target anyone who gets in his way if he doesn’t win his way on this. And Obama wants the American public to know that this is how he feels about the matter.

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Mike and I have long suspected that should Trump win the November election in a landslide, that Obama will "gift" him with a couple of wars even before Trump takes the Oath of Office on 20 January, 2017.

Oct 17 11:22

Hiding America’s Role in Yemen Slaughter: US Bombing of Civilians Portrayed as “Self-Defense”

To hear US corporate media tell it, the US was dragged into a brand new war on Wednesday.

US destroyers in the Gulf of Aden launched airstrikes against Houthi rebels, a Shia insurgent group currently withstanding a massive bombing campaign from a Saudi-led coalition in a year-and-half conflict between largely Shia rebels and the Saudi-backed Sunni government in Yemen. The Pentagon insisted that cruise missiles had been fired onto the USS Mason on Sunday and Wednesday from Houthi-controlled territory, and called the airstrikes a “limited self-defense” response.

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The US government has signed off on the assassination of innocents, including children, and the starvation of children courtesy of the Saudi naval blockade of the country.

I can almost see the framed note on President Obama's desk right now, stating: "The United States of Amerika: a Proud Partner in War Crimes!!"

I have rarely been more unhappy to be a US citizen than I am right now, folks: the country I thought I knew (and loved) has devolved into a petty dictatorship, indulging in creating carnage around the world; torturing prisoners of war with impunity, and severely limiting rights here at home.

The only thing which will begin to change that is a massive Trump victory at the polls next month; otherwise, we are looking at a massive ramp up to huge wars; the reinstitution of the draft; and more intense economic hardship ahead.

Oct 17 10:10

Vets are still dying from burn-pit illnesses, advocates say

Veterans exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan are begging government leaders and the public to keep paying attention to their crippling health problems.

“We write because these veterans are seriously ill, dying or have passed away, and more must be done,” a group of 700 veterans and family members with Burn Pits 360 wrote in an open letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday. “Many of us went to war able to run marathons, but now our health has deteriorated so much that we cannot hold down steady jobs.

“We are misdiagnosed. We are not getting the medical care we urgently need. We need you to act in this, your final year in office.”

The letter comes just days after a Government Accountability Office report found shortfalls in the Defense Department’s monitoring of burn-pit victims, and asks White House officials not to let the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs “sweep us under the rug.”

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The DOD and VA are simply waiting for these Vets to die, rather than take concrete steps to help them, and this is unconscionable and completely immoral.

These Vets deserve the same level of medical care and comfort that Dick Cheney gets; they have earned it.

Oct 17 09:58

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsSaudis: Bombing Yemen Funeral Home ‘A Mistake’

This time last week, Saudi Arabia was looking to deal with the aftermath of an airstrike against a funeral home in the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa, an attack which killed 155 people, by denying that the incident had happened, and claiming that they had nothing to do with it.

Things have changed, and now the Saudi-led coalition is admitting to the “mistake,” saying it was the result of bad intelligence, and trying to shift the bulk of the blame for the attack onto their allies inside Yemen, affiliated with former President Hadi.

The Saudi inquiry said they were falsely told the funeral home was full of Houthi leaders, and accused Yemen’s Air Operation Command of authorizing the strike without first checking with the coalition’s command.

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"Mistake", MY ASTROLABE!!

This is just another, in a long series of war crimes the Saudi military commits with impunity, aided and abetted by US weaponry and guidance, on a daily basis in Yemen.

I call you out, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, for continuing to support this horrific war in Yemen, which slaughters your brother and sister Muslims, and starves and assassinates Yemen's children and infants.

And here are some images of your war against Yemen which have already gone viral, your majesty, just in case none of your courtiers have brought them to your attention:

Images of dead and wounded Yemeni children, courtesy of Saudi air strikes

Image of Yemeni child starving to death, courtesy of the Saudi blockade of Yemen's ports

Horrifying images of starving children reveal the ongoing toll of Yemen’s forgotten war

Media Silent As US-Backed Saudi Forces Starve Half Million Yemeni Children

I can assure your majesty that people in the West ARE paying close attention, and condemn these deaths of Yemeni children.

Even hereditary monarchs look toward having something they can point to with pride as their legacy; right now, your "legacy" is the assassination and starvation of Yemeni children.

As a dad yourself, how does this make you feel?!?

Or, because you characterise Houthis and Yemeni people who support them as terrorists, do you feel nothing at all for the carnage the Saudi military has created, and continues to create in Yemen?!?

I know that you have survived several assassination attempts on your life; but do you really believe this gives you carte blanche to murder...children?!?

In closing, I am going to quote from the Koran (a Muslim religious text with which you may be peripherally acquainted):1. Terrorism is above all murder. Murder is strictly forbidden in the Qur’an. Qur’an 6:151 says, “and do not kill a soul that God has made sacrosanct, save lawfully.” (i.e. murder is forbidden but the death penalty imposed by the state for a crime is permitted). 5:53 says, “… whoso kills a soul, unless it be for murder or for wreaking corruption in the land, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and he who saves a life, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind.”

Oct 17 09:17

PUTIN SENDS AIRCRAFT CARRIER GROUP TO MEDITERRANEAN AS SYRIAN POWDERKEG POISED TO ERUPT

Yesterday, Russia’s flagship, and only aircraft carrier — the Admiral Kuznetsov — left the port of Severomorsk en route to the eastern Mediterranean – off the Syrian coast, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The carrier will bolster the Russian anti-terror campaign in Syria, and is to be escorted by the battle cruiser Peter the Great, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov destroyer, the anti-submarine vessel Severomorsk, and four other naval vessels from Russia’s Northern fleet.

The move is not altogether unexpected, as just weeks ago Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the aircraft carrier would be sent to the eastern Mediterranean to boost the country’s naval forces in the region amid heightened tensions with the United States.

This is the first deployment of the Soviet-era Kuznetsov since undergoing a complete refurbishment, and is a sign of the increasing tensions between the US and Russia in Syria.

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I have to wonder just what the Vegas odds are of direct US/Russian military confrontation in Syria, and approximately when it is expected to start.

I am just feeling, very acutely, that something wicked this way comes, and if internal DNC and White House polls show Trump winning in a landslide in November, the Democrats will be most delighted to "gift" him with a war or two, to attempt to destroy his presidency even before he has taken the Oath of Office in January.

Just think about it; what other political "power couple" has a dead bodies list attached to their meteoric rise to fame, other then Bill and Hill?!? They will NOT play nicely at all if Trump wins this election, and will do everything in their power (which is considerable) to destroy his presidency in every possible way they can.

Oct 17 09:09

Drone footage shows total devastation of Hurricane Matthew in N. Carolina

Historic flooding is creating life-threatening conditions in North Carolina, days after Hurricane Matthew inundated the state with more than a foot and a half of rain. Entire towns remain underwater, and swollen rivers still haven’t crested.

Oct 17 08:14

Hillary Clinton The Mother of Black Genocide in Libya VIDEOS

Any person who thinks Hillary Clinton should have the power vested in the President of the United States is either a complete idiot, brainwashed or a masochist. Without any doubt, she is the mother of the destruction and death of an entire country. There is absolutely no remorse of any kind for the death of a million innocents in Libya, in fact she remains proud of her evil deeds.

Oct 17 08:07

Iraq War Architect Voting For Hillary Clinton?

In this video, Rachel Blevins covers comments made by neoconservative Republican and Iraq War architect Paul Wolfowitz.

Oct 17 08:03

“The campaign to confuse the American people has been intense.”

Oct 17 07:56

Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine

There’s no doubt that Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex. The idea that she is bad on the corporate issues but good on national security has it wrong. Her so-called foreign policy “experience” has been to support every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.

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Oct 16 22:58

Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party - WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has activated contingency plans after their co-founder’s internet link was intentionally cut off by a state party, WikiLeaks has said in a tweet.
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Oct 16 21:53

President Obama Threatens President Putin With Nuclear War

In other words: what Biden is saying, is that, if Trump wins this election, then there is going to be some sudden, unannounced, U.S. government response against Putin, and that only after it is over, will the U.S. government explain to the public why it did.

This is clearly a threat that’s meant to deter Putin from doing something that Putin hasn’t yet done. Obama is telling Putin that either the winner will be the person he wants to be his successor, or else — or else what?

Whatever Biden’s assignment here actually was from Obama, one thing about it is clear: this President is determined that Hillary Clinton be his successor, and Obama will target anyone who gets in his way if he doesn’t win his way on this. And Obama wants the American public to know that this is how he feels about the matter.

Oct 16 17:17

Are we going to war with Russia?

The Obama Administration has been ramping up dangerous propaganda which insinuates that the Central Intelligence Agency is ready to engage in covert cyber attack against Russia — and the Russians have responded.

Oct 16 16:43

Washington Post Declares Hillary The Victor!

They will bald face steal this election no matter what now. Can you sing Yankee Doodle?

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faces a striking choice in the final three weeks of the campaign: to expand her efforts to states that Democrats haven’t won in a generation, or to stay a current course that, if conditions hold, would deliver her a resounding electoral college victory.

After two tumultuous weeks focused on Donald Trump’s behavior toward women, Clinton is ahead in nearly all of the key battleground states where her campaign has directed the most resources, according to many recent polls. But some once-solidly Republican states — notably Arizona, Georgia and Utah — now also appear to be in play.

Oct 16 14:46

Ship For Batman: US Navy Commissions ‘Quantum Leap’ Stealth Destroyer

The latest addition to the US Navy, the USS Zumwalt, has joined the fleet. The technologically-advanced destroyer has been compared to the Batmobile by a top US general.

“If Batman had a ship, it would be the USS Zumwalt,” said Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of the US Pacific Command at the commissioning ceremony in Baltimore.

Oct 16 14:22

Robert McNamara admits Gulf of Tonkin attack did not happen

An extract From "The Fog of War". An interview with Robert S McNamara who was Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam war.

US Again Attacks Yemen Coast, Despite Growing Doubts Over ‘Missiles’
Pentagon Now Says 'Attack' Could've Been a Radar Malfunction

US warships have once again attacked Yemen’s Red Sea coast after reporting for the third time in a week that they came under fire from the area by anti-ship missiles, a large number of which were fired but none of which actually hit anything.

news.antiwar.com/2016/10/16/us-again-attacks-yemen-coast-despite-growing-doubts-over-missiles/

Oct 16 12:16

The Warnings Of A New World War

In an interview with the Bild newspaper on Oct. 8, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is known for his cautious rhetoric, described the present international situation in the following woeful terms: “unfortunately it is an illusion to believe this is the old Cold War. The new times are different; they are more dangerous. Previously, the world was divided, but Moscow and Washington knew each other’s red lines and respected them. In a world with many regional conflicts and dwindling influence of the great powers, the world becomes more unpredictable.”

Oct 16 12:10

US Destroyer ‘Appears’ To Have Fallen Under New Attack Off Yemen – Pentagon

Just two days after the US launched retaliatory strikes in Yemen and vowed to continue with the “self-defense” measures it deems necessary, the USS Mason has allegedly fallen under attack for the third time in a week, according to the Pentagon.

“The Mason once again appears to have come under attack in the Red Sea, again from coastal defense cruise missiles fired from the coast of Yemen,” Navy Admiral John Richardson, chief of naval operations, told reporters at an event in Baltimore on Saturday.

Oct 16 12:01

‘Rebels Are Not Bombing Anyone In Syria’ US Viewers Barely Aware Of Violence In Aleppo

The suffering in the Western part of Aleppo is practically unknown to mainstream viewers, as the media focuses solely on suffering of the rebel-held areas.

Oct 16 10:05

US Again Claims Warship Targeted By Multiple Yemeni Missiles

A US official has claimed that Yemeni forces affiliated with the nation’s leading Ansarullah movement have again targeted an American warship in the Red Sea with multiple missiles.

Oct 16 09:03

4,500 Sailors, Marines to Deploy from San Diego on Makin Island Ready Group

More than 1,100 Sailors and 1,500 Marines will deploy aboard Makin Island; 375 Sailors and 700 Marines will deploy aboard Somerset; and 410 Sailors and 400 Marines will deploy aboard Comstock. During deployment they will operate with the embarked forces of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Amphibious Squadron Five, the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 and detachments from Assault Craft Unit 5.

While deployed, the team will provide maritime security operations, crisis response capability, theater security cooperation and forward naval presence, according to the U.S. Navy.

Oct 16 08:24

Hillary Clinton's Axis of Evil

Let’s cut to the chase; Hillary Clinton is ready to go to war against Russia in Syria – with inbuilt, potentially terrifying, thermonuclear consequences.

Anticipating an outcome of the US presidential election as a remix of the 1972 Nixon landslide, Hillary has also coined, George “Dubya” Bush-style, a remixed axis of evil: Russia, Iran and “the Assad regime”. © AFP 2016/ DON EMMERT Clinton Claims Russian Aggression Keeps War in Syria Going On That’s not even counting China, which, via “aggression” in the South China Sea, will also feature as a certified foe for the Founding Mother of the pivot to Asia. And if all that was not worrying enough, Turkey now seems on the path to join the axis. President Putin and President Erdogan met in Istanbul. Moscow positioned itself as ready to develop large-scale military-technical cooperation with Ankara. That includes, of course, the $20 billion, Rosatom-built, four-reactor Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

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Let's be clear here; the uber-elitist Clinton is the darling, and puppet, of her warmongering corporate masters and Israel, and will obey any orders they give her, no matter what it may mean for the future (or complete destruction) of the United States of America.

In her worldview, no American sacrifice of blood and money can ever be enough to satiate the appetites for the destruction her masters envision, and she will attempt to move heaven and earth to make such destruction happens.

Oct 16 08:11

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR BLOWBACK FROM YEMEN

As we have learned, time and time again, there are will be costs arising from the Pentagon’s intervention in Yemen.

First, there are the money costs. Those Tomahawk missiles have to be replaced, just as all those Saudi missiles and bullets that are being fired on Yemenis, have to be replaced. That means more booming business for the military-industrial complex. It also means higher taxes and more government debt for the American people.

Second, there is the likely terrorist blowback. When the Pentagon and CIA are killing people in the Middle East and Afghanistan, there is a high probability of terrorist retaliation. One can scream to the high heavens about how Muslims, terrorists, and communists hate America for its freedom and values, but it won’t change the truth: Anti-American terrorism is rooted in the fact that the Pentagon and CIA continue to kill people over there.

Third, there is the suppression of freedom here at home. That’s where emergency powers come into play.

Oct 16 08:03

Media Blackout: Hillary Calls for Killing ‘a Lot of Civilians,’ Starting War with Russia

The media paid little attention when Hillary Clinton advocated killing civilians and starting a war with Russia during Sunday’s presidential debate — probably because the U.S. media is actively cheering on these very actions.

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When war comes, those who wanted it and cheered it on, including the talking heads at ABCNNBBCBSFOX, get shipped to the front lines FIRST! After all, they think it is a wonderful idea; why should we deny them the experience?

Oct 16 07:53

The Transformation of the Economic World as we know it into a Grander Illusion

The economic system of the world post the 2008 financial meltdown has morphed silently into a newer world order. What we have today is a shadow of the old system of capitalism. If I am forced to give it a name I will call it an “economic grander illusion” which is a remnant of the system gone by. This economic grander illusion is pretty much fuelled by the residual momentum of capitalism. There properly were more than likely thousands of these events in the unrecorded mists of time that spans through the millions of years of the history of the world.

Oct 16 07:46

An Urgently Necessary Briefing on Syria

And it’s hardly even a topic of conversation in this rigged election, which seems designed to not only to inaugurate a war-monger, but to exploit crude Russophobia to the max in the process. The point is for Hillary not only to ascend to power—whatever that might require—but to prepare the people for more Afghanistans, Iraqs and Libyas in the process. The point is to lull the people into historical amnesia, blind them to Hillary’s record of Goldwater-type reckless militarism, exploit the Cold War mentality lingering among the most backward and ignorant, and insure that the electorate that, while generally deploring the result of the rigged election in November, will soon afterwards rally behind corrupt Hillary as soon as she seizes on some pretext for war.

Very, very dangerous.

Oct 15 14:29

A new federal court ruling has huge significance for military reservists

This is beyond the Pale. Don't fight for these warmongering traitors in dc. The VA kills vets outright and then leaves the bodies to rot. Now the courts have made it okay to fire reservists. WTF! These dc rats are making the whole planet their enemy!

A high-level federal court on Friday delivered a blow to the rights of military reservists.

The case involved a Navy reservist who claimed that his civilian employer fired him because he was mobilized and deployed to Afghanistan, a violation of federal laws designed to protect reservists from discrimination based on their military service. But Kevin Ziober lost his case before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, one step below the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that his pre-employment arbitration agreement prohibited him from suing his former employer.

Oct 15 11:51

US Lights Fuse in Syria to World War III Countdown

By Joachim Hagopian
October 15, 2016
At this 11th hour 59th minute while we’re still alive, we must do everything in our collective power as peace-loving citizens of the world to stop the madness bent on destroying life on planet earth. An unbroken stream of treasonous Washington neocons from the seamless Bush-Clinton-Obama ad nauseam regime is recklessly pushing humanity off the doomsday cliff. The DC despots have already lit the now burning fuse countdown to World War III against the Russian-Chinese-Iranian Eastern alliance. If we passively wait any longer, millions will soon be dying and our planet may lay in apocalyptic ruin.

Oct 15 09:41

UK warships deployed to intercept Russian warship in British waters

The UK's Royal Navy is sending warships to intercept a Russian aircraft carrier as it is expected to arrive in British waters en route to the coast of Syria, a report says.

Russia plans to deploy its warship, Admiral Kuznetsov, along with several other military vessels, including a nuclear-powered cruiser, off the coast of Syria, where they are expected to take up position for almost half a year, The Telegraph reported.

There it could use its jets and helicopters to carry out airstrikes against militants in Syria.

The heavily armed aircraft carrier is expected to arrive in British waters as early as next week, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the UK and its NATO allies are preparing a major operation to track Russian warship and its vessels in an operation down through the North Atlantic to the Bay of Biscay and then into the Mediterranean, wrote The Telegraph.

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Hey, what could possibly go wrong here...except EVERYTHING?!?

Oct 15 09:33

Obama Tells CIA To Prepare For Cyber War With Russia

In what is looking more and more like a season finale of the HBO series "House of Cards" with each passing day, the Obama administration is now literally threatening a cyber war with Russia over allegations it was behind the hacking of Clinton's emails.

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Oct 15 09:26

Russia Slams "Unprecedented, Insolent" US Cyber Threats, Vows Retaliation

Why haven’t we sent a message yet to Putin,” Chuck Todd, host of the “Meet the Press” show on NBC, asked Joe Biden.

“We are sending a message [to Putin]… We have a capacity to do it, and…”

"He’ll known it?” Todd interfered.

“He’ll know it. It will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact,” the US vice president replied.

The NBC sources did not elaborate on the exact measures the CIA was considering, but said the agency had already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation. "Former intelligence officers told NBC News that the agency had gathered reams of documents that could expose unsavory tactics by Russian President Vladimir Putin", NBC added.

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We have met the enemy, and he...is us.

And if, in fact, the US government was going to initiate such a move, why in the name of heaven would they publicize it so intensely, as to have Biden make such a statement in an interview?!?

Right now, in the eyes of the world, the US government is appearing fractured and unstable; and creating this sense of instability is the absolute opposite of what the US government should be doing now.

Oct 15 08:53

Similarities By And Between Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump

Both are dedicated “America firsters”

(2) both are “pro-morality,” grounded in Christian foundations and beliefs, rather than the “Luciferian” doctrines of progressivism which seek to challenge and ridicule fundamental and common sense American value systems, now apparently being defended today by only one other leader in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin;

Oct 15 08:50

Clinton: US Threatened to Ring China With Missile Defense

Much like the Bush Administration’s strategy of launching missile defense projects all along Russia’s frontier in Eastern Europe, while publicly insisting they were meant to counter Iranian missiles that didn’t have the range to get there in the first place, the Obama Administration’s fledgling plans to put missile defense systems in eastern Asia is similarly using North Korea as an excuse to surround China.

That was the revelation of a WikiLeaks-released email, which included the contents of a June 2013 speech by Hillary Clinton to the bankers at Goldman Sachs. The speech was “private,” like so many of her speeches to well-connected financial outlets, and during it she said the US had threatened to “ring China with missile defense” if China didn’t help them crack down on North Korea.

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Seriously, does this Warmonger really have the temperament to serve as Commander in Chief, if she is so war-centric?!?

And please remember: it will absolutely not be her child, Chelsea Clinton, who will ever be killed, or maimed for life in her wars for global domination; it will be your kids.

Got it?!?

GOOD!

Oct 15 08:48

Vladimir Putin : “Publish A World Map And Mark All The U.S. Military Bases On It.

A very informative interview.

Vladimir Putin pulls no punches in an interview with Corriere della Sera.

Read the full transcript of the interview here.

Putin: Let me tell you something – there is no need to fear Russia. The world has changed so drastically that people with some common sense cannot even imagine such a large-scale military conflict today. We have other things to think about, I assure you.

Oct 15 08:44

US: Saudi Attack on Yemen Funeral Home ‘Egregious’

A week after Saudi Arabia attacked a funeral home in the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa, killing at least 155 people, including the mayor, US officials are increasingly critical of the attack in comments to media outlets, with one unnamed senior official calling it “egregious.”

“The strike on the funeral was really, really hard to swallow,” one of the officials noted during the briefing, which focused on US policy toward Yemen. Several officials added that US support for the Saudi war in general is “under review.”

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Oh, REALLY?!?

And is this any more "egregious" than the double tap strikes the US has been using forever at weddings and funerals in Afghanistan, in the US government's "extrajudicial assassination" program?!?

No; the only reason this is being characterised as "egregious" is that someone most likely caught the strike, or its aftermath, on camera, so it couldn't be mocked as "something that never happened". In fact, here you go:

Yemen: Saudi-Led Funeral Attack Apparent War Crime

Oh, and one more, for the record (warning: very graphic here):

Video shows moment 'double tap' air strike hits Yemen funeral

The US government is attempting to "cover its assets" by having an unsourced US military person characterising this strike as "egregious".

But these US-enabled, Saudi war crimes are, unfortunately, very likely to continue, particularly since last Wednesday, the US declared itself also at war with Yemen.

When I was a kid growing up in California, I never thought I would ever be characterising my country as a "Proud Partner in War Crimes"; but this is precisely what the US government has become, in the 21st century, and I am in acute despair at this realization.

This US government no longer represents me; it represents only those powerful corporations which lust after, and thrive upon, the carnage of war.

Oct 15 08:40

WikiLeaks: The two faces of Hillary Clinton on Syria

Clinton’s deliberate duplicity on a number of policy positions.

Note: Hillary Clinton says politics requires “both a public and a private position” on policy. Fresh Wikileaks revelations now give us some detailed insight into what she means by this. I take a peek into her “private-versus-public” positions on Syria in this article. And it ain’t pretty. Little wonder that only 30% of Americans find her “honest and trustworthy.”

Oct 15 08:05

OBAMA TELLS CIA TO PREPARE FOR CYBER WAR WITH RUSSIA

In what is looking more and more like a season finale of the HBO series "House of Cards" with each passing day, the Obama administration is now literally threatening a cyber war with Russia over allegations it was behind the hacking of Clinton's emails. According to an exclusive NBC report, the Obama administration "is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action" (though it's unclear how exactly it's covert if Biden is announcing it to the world via an interview with Chuck Todd) against Russia, in "retaliation for alleged" interference in the American presidential election, and has asked the CIA to draft plans for a "wide-ranging "clandestine" cyber operation designed to harass and "embarrass" the Kremlin leadership."

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Should President Obama sign off on this, because he is desperate for the leaks to stop because they paint a very true picture of who and what Hillary Clinton is, it can only be interpreted as desperation on the cusp of madness.

Oct 15 07:22

REVEALED: US FIGHTER JETS, TROOPS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED IN EAST AFRICA SINCE JULY

The US Air Force deployed a fleet of aircraft to east Africa over the summer to respond to potential threats in South Sudan.

A statement released by US Africa Command on October 13 indicates that the Pentagon has been prepared to engage in South Sudan since July, when the US Air Force quietly moved a number of F-16 fighters and KC 135 refueling tankers to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.

"[The deployment was a] precautionary measure in order to protect Americans and American interests in South Sudan if required," said a statement from US Africa Command, according to Stars and Stripes.

"These assets have remained in Djibouti out of an abundance of caution in response to that situation in South Sudan."

The move included roughly 50 combat-ready troops.

Defensive in nature, the deployment was a response to diplomatic personnel coming under fire.

Oct 14 15:42

Labour Splits Laid Bare After Corbyn Spokesman Compares US And Russia’s Actions In War

Labour spokesman Seamus Milne’s comments that protests outside the US Embassy would be as appropriate as outside the Russian Embassy drew a stinging response from the party’s former defence minister.

Kevan Jones accused Milne of insulting the UK’s ‘brave’ troops who usually fight alongside their US allies, and called him “an apologist for the Russian regime.”

Oct 14 14:58

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

The turning point of WW2! What it's like to fight Russia.

Oct 14 14:50

WWll in Colour-The Battle of Moscow

The Russians lost upwards of 30 million people total and still prevailed.

Oct 14 13:51

MAJESTIC MEMORIES

Looking back on that time, while the US Government declared political victory in the war, and the "Captains of Industry" grew rich turning looted war material into corporations that could hardly fail in competing with nations whose industrial bases had been bombed into rubble, I recognize that the town I grew up in had been defeated in that war. It had been eviscerated. It had had its very heart cut out of it; a gaping hole that never healed, but could only in time be forgotten.

The government may declare victory in wars started in foreign lands, but for the people who live in small towns in this land the results are barely distinguishable from defeat. Lives are lost, families destroyed, futures shattered, hopes ruined; all this is the price paid by the people for the "foreign entanglements" we were long ago warned to avoid. The real price of war is paid not just by those who died in it, but by those who are left behind who bury their dead and pay the bills.

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Oct 14 13:31

“A Pretext Is Needed”: A False Flag May Be Imminent To Drag U.S. Into War

False Flag Attack Imminent in Syria as Globalists Engineer World War III

by Isaac Davis

Americans are sleepwalking into World War III, and as events in Syria are shaping up it could come any moment as the biggest October surprise ever. At this stage in the conflict, we are one minor event away from all out war between the world’s major super powers, an event which would most certainly result in nuclear war. All that is needed is for the right type of false flag event to serve as provocation.

“In naval warfare, a “false flag” refers to an attack where a vessel flies a flag other than their true battle flag before engaging their enemy. It is a trick, designed to deceive the enemy about the true nature and origin of an attack.” [Source]

Oct 14 12:52

Kashmir: ‘Pivoting’ Toward War between India and Pakistan?

This past summer witnessed yet another people’s uprising in one of the longest running military occupations in modern times: the Indian occupation of Kashmir. The callous indifference to decades-old Indian atrocities against the people of Kashmir, including well-documented incidences of torture, disappearances, ‘encounter killings,’ rapes, and outright massacres, ought to put the international community to shame. This, after all, is a ‘conflict’ – a euphemism for a military occupation – that the UN and international law has clearly adjudicated on many decades ago, but Indian recalcitrance, Pakistani fumbling, and international criminal neglect have let the blood of Kashmiris spill uninterruptedly.

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IF in fact we may be looking at a US-government enabled Indian war against Pakistan, the next step will be for China to come into the fray on Pakistan's side.

As both countries are nuclear armed, we may well be looking at a regional, if not global, nuclear war here, unless the US government encourages both India and Pakistan to come back from the brink, come back to their collective senses, and encourages India to sponsor the long-awaited Kashmiri referendum, which would ask the Kashmiri people if they wanted to remain with India; become independent; or become part of Pakistan.

Without this happening, expect an escalation in bloodshed here, ultimately leading to war.

Oct 14 12:29

U.S. Enters Yemen War Directly for the First Time With Attack on Houthis

THE U.S. MILITARY directly attacked Houthi rebels in Yemen for the first time on Wednesday — firing Tomahawk cruise missiles at three rebel-held radar stations on the Red Sea coast. The attack, which was in retaliation for a failed missile attack on a U.S. Navy destroyer on Sunday, risks drawing the U.S. further into the 18-month war.

In March 2015, a coalition of states led by Saudi Arabia began a U.S.-backed bombing campaign against the Houthi forces, which four months earlier had seized Yemen’s capital and deposed the country’s U.S.- and Saudi-backed dictator. Since then, the U.S. has flown refueling missions for Saudi aircraft, supplied targeting intelligence, and resupplied the Saudi effort with tens of billions of dollars of weapons.

While the U.S. has previously conducted direct attacks in Yemen against al Qaeda — which controls vast territory in central and eastern Yemen — it had not directly engaged Houthi forces before.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, yes, that WONDERFUL Naval blockade, which is causing Yemeni children to die of malnutrition:

Horrifying images of starving children reveal the ongoing toll of Yemen’s forgotten war

UNICEF: Thousands of Yemeni Children Dying Due to Conflict

The tragic story of a dead baby shows the terrible toll of Yemen’s war

Don't anyone, ever DARE characterise these kids to me as "collateral damage"; they are dying of malnutrition, engineered by the Saudis and the US military.

And I must address both the governments of the US and Saudi Arabia; since when does starving infants through the deliberate engineering of malnutrition constitute being on the right side of either morality, or history?!?

I'm waiting, folks: I'm waiting for your response on this.

Oct 14 12:16

Iran deploys warships off Yemen coast in the Gulf of Aden: Tasnim

Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, establishing a military presence in waters off Yemen where the U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes on areas controlled by Iran-backed Houthi forces.

"Iran's Alvand and Bushehr warships have been dispatched to the Gulf of Aden to protect trade vessels from piracy," Tasnim reported.

The U.S. military strikes were in response to failed missile attacks this week on a U.S. Navy destroyer, U.S. officials said.

Iran's key regional rival Saudi Arabia accuses Tehran of providing support to the Houthis, a charge the Islamic Republic denies.

Tasnim said the Iranian ships will patrol the Gulf of Aden, south of Yemen, which is one of the world's most important shipping routes.

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Congratulations, President Obama, for having thrown the US even further into yet another military misadventure in the Middle East, as the US Government's "Proud Partner in War Crimes", Saudi Arabia, continues to shell schools, hospitals, markets, and private residences with impunity.

Mr. President, your actions, while in office have not been the actions of a person awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, but the actions of a war criminal, down on your knees, and completely subservient to your Corporate Masters who love wars, because wars create profits for them.

What you have enabled the Saudi military to do in Yemen is absolutely gut-wrenching to any truly moral American. Oh, and the US government allegedly provides "guidance" for these strikes, am I correct, sir?!?

Well, this is what this "guidance" looks like from the Yemeni side of the border:

images children killed in saudi bomb strikes in yemen

Yes, Mr. President, please do take one good long hell of a look at these pictures; you, sir are personally complicit in this slaughter, having signed off on Saudi Arabia's buying their bombs from General Dynamics, just as though you had released those bombs yourself.

Congratulations on your "legacy", both at home and abroad, Mr. President; a tanked economy at home, just waiting to unravel; more endless military misadventures; more offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs through which the middle class in this country has been gutted; and a complete, pathological inability to think any domestic or global scenarios through to their logical conclusion.

And no one in your administration thought for a second that Iran wouldn't react to the US having declared war on Yemen by stating that their military was going to patrol the Gulf of Aden?!?

Sir, that has just, incontrovertibly, proven my point!!

Oct 14 12:08

Hillary Clinton's Axis Of Evil

Let’s cut to the chase; Hillary Clinton is ready to go to war against Russia in Syria – with inbuilt, potentially terrifying, thermonuclear consequences.

Anticipating an outcome of the US presidential election as a remix of the 1972 Nixon landslide, Hillary has also coined, George “Dubya” Bush-style, a remixed axis of evil: Russia, Iran and “the Assad regime”.

That’s not even counting China, which, via “aggression” in the South China Sea, will also feature as a certified foe for the Founding Mother of the pivot to Asia.

And if all that was not worrying enough, Turkey now seems on the path to join the axis.

President Putin and President Erdogan met in Istanbul. Moscow positioned itself as ready to develop large-scale military-technical cooperation with Ankara.

Oct 14 11:56

Mistrial exposes prosecutors' challenges in trying police

The hung jury in the murder trial against two former Albuquerque police officers underscores the difficulty prosecutors often face in landing convictions against law enforcement in deadly shootings, as they contend with concerns over the handling of evidence and cooperation of department witnesses.

The final hurdle for prosecutors often comes at trial as they try to win over jurors who experts say typically are reluctant to second guess the split-second decisions of police. In the Albuquerque case, Detective Keith Sandy and Officer Dominique Perez — both no longer with the Police Department — testified that they fatally shot a homeless camper armed with two knives to protect the life of another officer who came within 10 feet of the suspect during a standoff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is simply another, very sad, incident in the continuing war against the homeless mentally ill in this country.

At the end of the day, any society needs to be judged by how they treat the most fragile members of that society; the US is doing a lousy job here, and that needs to be fixed.

New Mexico's state motto, "Land of Enchantment" needs to be re-written as " New Mexico: Land of Disenchantment", particularly for those homeless mentally ill people, just trying to survive on the outskirts of developed cities.

Oct 14 11:41

I have been looking through the Clinton email's that were leaked in March and found something interesting. Why was Sidney Blumenthal in Syria 4 months before the "uprising" started?

https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/23564

Just thought it was odd, Blumenthal a non-state employee would be in the same town in Sryia just months before the unrest started. He is in the exact city the unrest started.

http://www.syriauntold.com/en/2013/12/kafranbel-the-conscience-of-the-...

Also, two different Clinton email addresses appear as the message fails to send the first time. It looks to me like she has been forwarding email and using a separate server a quite some time.

Oct 14 10:39

Evidence Confirming 'Failure of US Foreign Policy is Breathtaking in Scope'

In the past two decades, Washington has pursued a muscular foreign policy that has led to thousands of civilians dying, sectarian violence spreading in the Middle East and America's national security being afflicted, defense analyst Daniel L. Davis wrote for the American Conservative.

"The evidence confirming the totality of our failure is breathtaking in scope and severity," he said. "A change in [Washington's] foreign policy is critically needed."

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