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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

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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.

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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."

Oct 14 10:36

Lavrov: Russia not intending to put forward new initiatives on Syria at Lausanne talks

Russia does not intend to put forward new initiatives on the Syrian settlement during negotiations in Lausanne, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated.

He told reporters that they would offer nothing else, since the resolution contains all necessary points, RIA Novosti reported.

According to Lavrov, the strategy of the international community is clearly stated in the agreements reached with the Americans.

Oct 14 10:25

YOU HAVE BEEN FOOLED INTO BELIEVING WWIII IS REAL – HERE IS THE PROOF

IS THE THREAT OF WWIII REAL?

Highly unlikely. Because friendly nations do not go to war over ego – or non-issues. Consider these facts:

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China is United States’ largest goods trading partner with $598 billion in total goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $116 billion; goods imports totaled $482 billion. Chinese companies are expected to invest $20 billion to $30 billion in the United States in 2016, compared with $15 billion in 2015 and $11.9 billion in 2014. Despite the Ukraine/Crimea related sanctions, the bilateral America–Russia trade turnover in 2014 amounted to $29.2 billion, which is 7.2% higher in comparison with 2013. Russian exports to America was $18.5 billion, while American import to Russia was $10.7 billion.

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While these numbers are somewhat comforting, given the complexities of geopolitical conflicts in which the United States is embroiled, it doesn't add the potential for accident and stupidity into the mix; and unfortunately, three is great room for those elements to play havoc, not to mention a financial meltdown because of a very fragile world economic outlook.

The other problem not taken into account in this article, is that the US government, these days,understands war as the only workable method of getting out of its financial perils, as it did with World War 1 and World War II, and tends to be mired in the mantra that only war can work to maintain the US dollar's hegemony in world markets.

This very dangerous thinking still exists, to large degree today, as good faith, hard-won negotiations appear to have gone completely out of favor, as a way for this government to resolve its differences.

And then, we find the following piece published today by Michael Snyder, blogger-in-chief for the Economic Collapse Blog:
WORLD WAR 3? BARACK OBAMA COULD TAKE A MAJOR STEP TOWARD WAR WITH RUSSIA ON FRIDAY

Unfortunately, in Obama's inner circle, there seem to be precious few to argue restraint, and rational, good faith negotiations, and that is a really worrying state of affairs for US foreign policy these days.

Oct 14 09:26

Russia Reads US Bluster as Sign of War

As U.S. politicians and pundits have fun talking tough about Russia and demonizing President Putin, they are missing signs that Moscow isn’t amused and is preparing for actual conflict, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Oct 14 07:25

Military Blogger Alleges U.S. Now Aids ISIS To Oust Assad

A highly informed anonymous military blogger, who goes by the name of “bernhard” and blogs at his widely followed “Moon of Alabama” website, is alleging, in a post October 12th (“The ’Salafist Principality’ — ISIS Paid Off To Leave Mosul And To Take Deir Ezzor?”), that the Obama Administration has negotiated with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, and with Saudi Prince Salman (who is the decision-maker in Saudi military matters), to provide safe passage into the large Syrian city of Deir Es Zor, for the ISIS jihadists who have been occupying the city of Mosul in Iraq.

Oct 14 07:16

False Flag attack imminent in Syria as globalists engineer World War III

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.

Oct 14 07:14

Fifteen years into the Afghan war, do Americans know the truth? Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation

Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan’s Taliban government in retaliation for an attack by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda, the US-backed forces are steadily losing territory back to the Taliban.

Oct 13 23:03

The Growing Danger of Military Conflict with Russia

It seems clear that the Russian government wants to present the new U.S. administration with the following: an Aleppo largely back under Syrian government control, with Bashar al-Assad having outlasted the Obama administration which demanded his departure and predicted his overthrow; a whole host of new capabilities—from new cruise missiles to drones to cyber tools—to suggest that U.S. predominance in these areas may be ending; putting Iskander missile systems in Kaliningrad to undermine recent efforts to reassure NATO’s eastern flank; extensive civil defense efforts at home; and diplomatic efforts aimed at attenuating Washington’s ties with traditional allies on both the western and eastern ends of the Asian continent (Turkey and the Philippines) while seeking to reestablish Soviet-era bases in Cuba and Vietnam.

Oct 13 21:46

In Cold Blood

Russians aren’t worried about the forthcoming war. There is neither panic nor fear, just cool stoic acceptance of whatever comes. This week, some forty million people participated in a huge civil defence exercise. Shelters of Moscow and other cities have been aired and repaired. They do not want war, but if it comes, it will be met. The Russians have fought many wars against the West; they never started a war, but invariably fought to the finish.

An American attack on Syrian or Russian bases in Syria could be a starting point for the avalanche. I am truly amazed by the Russian spirits: they are considerably higher than they were in the days of Korean war, of Vietnam war or the Cuban crisis. Then, they were scared of war and ready for sacrifices to avoid MAD. Not anymore.

Oct 13 17:16

Do Western Nations Care About Yemeni Lives Or Saudi Blood Money?

How much is the life of a Yemeni worth? Not much, according to the Saudi regime that has been bombing and starving the people of Yemen for since March 2015, or to the Saudi’s western backers, particularly the US and UK, which have been supplying the Saudi regime with weapons, military training, logistical support and diplomatic cover for its dirty interventionist war.

Oct 13 17:01

US Military Launches Strikes In Yemen, Citing Retaliation

The US military says it has launched strikes on Yemen’s three coastal radar sites, citing retaliation for failed missile attacks on American warships in the Red Sea twice in four days?.

The Pentagon claimed that three radar sites had apparently been destroyed early on Thursday in the impoverished country.

Oct 13 16:13

War: The Real Reason America Is Collapsing

Who else has noticed that the decline in the American way of life is accelerating?

Day after day more and more families struggle to put food on the table, to keep a roof over their heads. We are in this situation because we have had successive governments that have totally and utterly failed to invest in the future of this great country. The economy is collapsing because the government supports the profits of a few while the rest of us have to hope for the scraps that fall from their tables.

Oct 13 15:08

10 Buses and 35 SUV Chevrolet With Iraqi Plates arrived in Raqqa full with ISIS fighters and their families

From the website "Raqqa is being slaughtered silently", a confirmation that ISIS fighters are indeed leaving Mosul and arriving in Raqqa.
Another (pro-Ukrainian/American) website indicates that Al Nusra has almost been wiped from Aleppo. That green pocket is getting smaller and smaller every day. This might explain the panic in the USA government. Who knows what the Syrian army will find once the barbarians are gone. http://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2016/13-october-syrian-army-liberate-owa...

Oct 13 14:28

TS/SCI: Wikileaks Podesta Emails #3774 Hillary Reveals Saudi Arabia Is Funding ISIS Secretly

Oct 13 14:21

Stoking the Fire: Group Urges Washington to Station Nukes in South Korea

In a move that will likely only escalate regional tensions, a South Korean National Unification Advisory Group has recommended bringing back US nukes to deter aggression from the North.

Over the past few months, North Korea has conducted a series of escalating nuclear and ballistic missile tests. These have been roundly condemned by the international community and led to the implementation of harsh new sanctions from the UN Security Council.

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This unification Advisory Council needs to be sacked, and immediately, by the South Korean Government. And it's characterisation as an organisation which sends views to the South Korean President on " how to accomplish peaceful unification" is a complete fraud, if they are, in fact, advocating this deployment.

This potential deployment of US military nuclear weapons in South Korea would the absolutely wrong message to send North Korea at this point in time.

The message it would send is "The US and South Korea are willing, and able, to invade the North at this time, and have the desire to do so."

It would also destroy any possible chance of China bringing its reluctant client state, North Korea, to the negotiation table to work with the US and South Korea on a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with guarantees for trade and free naval movement, in exchange for North Korea's promise to stop its nuclear weapons development program.

This would be honest, honorable, and perhaps create some light in the darkness of the enigmas of why Kim Jong-Un does what he does.

But the deployment of US nuclear weapons will not only exacerbate the tensions in the region, but also nearly guarantee war with China over North Korea.

Is this a reasonable way to attempt to diffuse tensions in the region?!?

The short answer is, no. And why?!? Because, I am sensing, that both with internal DNC polls and the White House polls, Trump is beginning to overwhelm Clinton as the candidate of choice for the American people; so they want to "gift" him with a war or several, before he even has the chance to take the Oath of office in January.

Oct 13 13:25

President Barack Obama admits he is “speeding up training of ISIL [ISIS] forces”

Obama caught red handed funding radical Islamic terrorism, in his own words

Oct 13 12:54

Applying Tolstoy To Today’s Rush To War

Rushing to war – justified by half-truths and propaganda – is a story as old as written history and the topic of great novelists like Leo Tolstoy, whose Anna Karenina offers lessons for today’s stampede toward WWIII, says Gilbert Doctorow.

Oct 13 11:26

FALSE FLAG ALERT - US Claims Warship Targeted By Missiles In Red Sea For 2nd Time

US claims that for the second time this week, two missiles have been fired at its Navy destroyer in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, though they have fallen short of the warship.

Oct 13 11:01

Jill Stein: Donald Trump is Better Than Hillary

UNDER HILLARY CLINTON, WE COULD SLIDE INTO NUCLEAR WAR VERY QUICKLY FROM HER DECLARED POLICY IN SYRIA. I SURE WON’T SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT AND HILLARY CLINTON ELECTED. WE HAVE ANOTHER CHOICE OTHER THAN THESE TWO CANDIDATES WHO ARE BOTH PROMOTING LEGAL POLICIES. ON THE ISSUE OF WAR AND WEASEL WEAPONS, IT IS ACTUALLY HILLARY’S POLICIES WHICH ARE MUCH SCARIER THAN DONALD TRUMP WHO DOES NOT WANT TO GO TO WAR WITH RUSSIA.

Oct 13 10:52

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

Waking Times

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.

Oct 13 09:56

US-Saudi Plan: Let 9,000 ISIS Fighters Walk Free from Mosul – to Fight in Syria

If this latest leak is indeed true – and time will certainly tell whether or not it is, it would constitute one of the most egregious violations of both US and international law – by the United States government and its theocratic dictator partner in Saudi Arabia.

Washington’s own anti-terror legislation expressly forbids colluding to provide logistical or material support for terrorist groups, and this latest US-Saudi would be the latest in a long list of violations…

Oct 13 09:51

Ex-arms dealer claims US pinned weapon sales to Libya on him to ‘protect’ Clinton – report

An American arms dealer, previously indicted for arming Libyan rebels, accused the US of using him as a scapegoat to protect Hillary Clinton. He says the government used his plan to ship weapons to Libya, some of which wound up in terrorists’ hands.

“I would say, 100 percent, I was victimized … to somehow discredit me, to throw me under the bus, to do whatever it took to protect their next presidential candidate,” Marc Turi told Fox News.

He says that he had specifically been targeted by the Obama administration for years. Eventually, he said, he “lost everything – my family, my friends, my business, my reputation.”

Indicted with four felony counts in 2014, Turi’s trial would have start on November 8, but the Department of Justice suddenly dropped charges against him last week.

Oct 13 09:47

Putin Ally Warns Americans To Vote For Trump Or Face Nuclear War

The name of what is arguably Russia's most flamboyant, ultra-nationalist politician, and according to some the local incarnation of Donald Trump, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a deputy in the state Duma and leader of the nationalist LDPR party, is familiar to frequent readers: he most recently made an appearance on these pages two months ago, when he warned Germany that it risks utter destruction if it continued on its present track of operating Bundeswehr forces in the Baltics. Zhirinovsky also shares another feature with Donald Trump: both are outspoken to a fault. Which is why we were not surprised to read that as Reuters reported earlier, Zhirinovsky urged Americans to vote for Donald Trump as president or "risk being dragged into a nuclear war."

Oct 13 09:24

State Department Asked What Is Difference Between Yemen And Syria Bombings, Awkward Moment Follows

As we asked rhetorically yesterday, how Kerry can accuse Russia of committing war crimes in Syria with a straight face is unclear, as reports of atrocious crimes committed in Yemen continue to surface.

It seems AP's Matt Lee questioned this hypocrisy also.

As The Independent reports, a US government spokesperson has struggled to answer questions put to him on why the US condemns Russian bombing in Syria, and supports Saudi-led bombing in Yemen, both of which have killed thousands of civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Because the civilians in Syria are GOOOOOOOD! And the civilians in Yemen are BAAAAAAAAD!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 13 09:21

All Normal US-Russian Channels of Cooperation ‘Frozen’ - Ambassador

All normal channels of collaboration between the United States and Russia have been cut off across a wide range of critical issues, Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak said on Tuesday.

Oct 13 09:21

Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad, as tensions mount over the prospect of a global war

Russia is ordering all of its officials to fly home any relatives living abroad amid heightened tensions over the prospect of global war, it has been claimed.
Politicians and high-ranking figures are said to have received a warning from president Vladimir Putin to bring their loved-ones home to the 'Motherland', according to local media.
It comes after Putin cancelled a planned visit to France amid a furious row over Moscow's role in the Syrian conflict and just days after it emerged the Kremlin had moved nuclear-capable missiles nearer to the Polish border.

Oct 13 09:02

Detailed VIDEO: American Warship Hit Yemen Radar Sites by Cruise Missiles

The US military says it has launched strikes on Yemen’s three coastal radar sites, citing retaliation for two failed missile attacks on American warships in the Red Sea in four days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those "failed attacks" felt like a false flag to justify a US invasion of Yemen.

Oct 13 08:35

IN PHOTOS ~~ 15 YEARS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN — A NOT SO HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Oct 13 08:17

Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered To Shoot Down "Hostile" Russian Jets Over Syria

As the US officially enters the Yemen military campaign, the UK appears ready and willing to precipiate a catalytic event from which there is no going back. With relations between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows and deteriorating fast, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war, according to the Sunday Times.

Oct 13 07:40

Mortar Attack On Govt-Controlled Area Of Aleppo: Civilians Killed & Injured

A mortar attack on a Syrian government-controlled area of Aleppo has resulted in numerous casualties, RT’s Murad Gazdiev reported from the embattled city.

Oct 13 07:37

Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

Hersh’s journalism is among the best (after all: he went so far as to say, of Christopher Stephens, regarding Hillary Clinton, «there’s no way somebody in that sensitive of a position is not talking to the boss, by some channel»), but it’s certainly not good enough. However, it’s too good to be published any longer in places like the New Yorker. And the reporting by Christof Lehmann was better, and it was issued even earlier than Hersh’s; and it is good enough, because it named names, and it explained motivations, in an honest and forthright way, which is why Lehmann’s piece was published only on a Montenegrin site, and only online, not in a Western print medium, such as the New Yorker. The sites that are owned by members of the Western aristocracy don’t issue reports like that – journalism that’s good enough.

Oct 13 07:32

$7B Navy warship ‘Zumwalt’ draws protest

Their demonstration began at 4 p.m. The main focus of the protest was the presence of the “Zumwalt” in the port. About ten of them gathered at the corner of Pratt and Calvert Streets, in the Inner Harbor. There, they handed out leaflets to passers by. I talked with one of the activists, Max Obuszewski.

Oct 13 07:02

War Of The Waves: Military Sea Drone Tests Underway In Scotland

Combat sea drones are undergoing intense military testing in a training exercise off the west coast of Scotland.

The Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise involves 40 drones most of which are maritime prototypes used for jobs such as mine detection.

Oct 13 07:00

Military Blogger Alleges U.S. Now Aids ISIS To Oust Assad

A highly informed anonymous military blogger, who goes by the name of “bernhard” and blogs at his widely followed “Moon of Alabama” website, is alleging, in a post October 12th (“The ’Salafist Principality’ — ISIS Paid Off To Leave Mosul And To Take Deir Ezzor?”), that the Obama Administration has negotiated with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, and with Saudi Prince Salman (who is the decision-maker in Saudi military matters), to provide safe passage into the large Syrian city of Deir Es Zor, for the ISIS jihadists who have been occupying the city of Mosul in Iraq.

Oct 13 06:28

Air raid sirens sound, military jets, helicopters, scramble on western seaboard

(INTELLIHUB) — Air raid sirens were activated in several regions of the Western United States early Thursday morning as fighter jets and helicopters scrambled from various airbases, according to reports.

Oct 12 21:27

US Navy attacks Houthi positions for the first time in Yemen

In retaliation for a "Random Missile"? Can you say Gulf of Tonkin?
Looks like the USN has entered the Yemen War outright to save the Saudi's butts!

SANAA, YEMEN (6:10 A.M.) - Minutes ago, the U.S. naval destroyer, USS Mason, launched several missiles at the Houthi forces that were positioned along the Yemeni coast.

This attack by the U.S. Navy was conducted in response to a random missile that was fired towards the USS Mason this morning.

Oct 12 12:00

U.S. the stupid is starting WWIII

Every day the world moves closer to a nuclear winter. The finger on the trigger presses upon the button and only a slight movement will launch unthinkable destruction. The point that it is so unthinkable yet so close to happening is caused by

Oct 12 10:28

Trump As President Would Pose Global Danger,To NWO Says U.N. rights chief

I added the part after the comma,but you know that is what he meant.
US out of UN,UN out of US!

Reuters
WORLD NEWS | Wed Oct 12, 2016 | 5:26pm BST
Trump as president would pose global danger - U.N. rights chief

By Stephanie Nebehay | GENEVA
The world will be in danger if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, the top United Nations human rights official said on Wednesday.......

Oct 12 09:14

Wall Street speeches reveal the real Hillary

The (true) story that Hillary Clinton is a liar on issues big and small, that she uses half-truths, deceptions and dissembling to cover up her reprobate behavior is an old one.

But it’s a story Hillary breathes more life into every day she moves closer to becoming president. The latest treasure trove of evidence: a WikiLeaks email dump chronicling her two-faced behavior in such dramatic tones that it should be required reading for anyone who thinks she has the temperament to lead this country. (She hasn’t denied the emails’ authenticity.)

Oct 12 09:10

20 Reasons Why It Should Be Donald Trump in 2016

He is not your ordinary politician. Yes, Trump is different. Guess what? That’s a good thing. His ideas – e.g., a sound immigration policy, returning manufacturing jobs to America, negotiating better trade deals – are not at all radical, but do go against the Washington status-quo.

You see, we’re supposed to select another perfectly malleable politician – a Republican not unlike a Democrat – who won’t shake things up too much while in office. Same ol’, same ol’. And you, little person, you are supposed to vote for more of the same and like it. But the American public has reached a tipping point – we’d rather gouge out our eyes than select another career politician or Washington insider. That’s just electing the problem to fix the problem.

Oct 11 17:26

Greed-War: The Power And Danger Of The Military-Industrial Complex

President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his most powerful speech as he left office in 1961. He warned the American people about an emerging military-industrial complex, a complex that was already beginning to erode democratic rule in America. Originally, Ike had Congress as a collaborator with and enabler of that Complex, but he deleted the reference in the final version, apparently deciding that by alienating Members of Congress, he’d only push them further into the Complex’s corner.

Oct 11 16:31

392lb Soldier Among Dozens Axed By Military For Being Overweight

Sailors, airmen and a 28-stone (392lb/178kg) soldier have been sacked by the military amid a crackdown on overweight service personnel, according to the latest figures.

Oct 11 10:18

Nuclear war is on the horizon: “This is not just talk… action has been taken”

Traitors now have their fingers on the triggers of the nuclear warheads, aided by “yes-men”

Oct 11 05:15

Russkies at the Doorstep

In a year noted for crude political discourse, eagerly serialized in the mainstream media, the MSM are themselves bellowing anti-Russian rhetoric, conspiracy theory, and fear-mongering. Of the two “evil of two lessers” contenders, Trump is the one who regularly gets hammered, justifiably in the case of his anti-Muslim and other racist and sexist slurs, while Clinton gets a pass, even an A+, for her repeated verbal assaults on Russia and its president, even as she reeks of class hostility toward Trump supporters.

During the McCarthy era, the most perverse propaganda was about Russians hiding under beds; during the new cold war, it’s about Russians inside every telephone, computer, email, and website, while linking Putin to everything, says Guardian contributor Trevor Timm, “from Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Greece, and Spain.”

Oct 10 16:33

US Concerned Over Yemen War Crimes Complicity, Issues No-Bomb Lists To Saudis – Report

The Obama administration is worried about potential complicity in war crimes in Yemen and tried to curb civilian deaths by issuing ‘no-bombing lists’ for Saudi warplanes, Reuters reported. At least one bridge crucial for aid delivery was bombed despite being on such a list.

Oct 10 15:43

Compaction, Pack Instinct, And Territoriality

We’re all crazy. This explains everything. I will elaborate in hopes of joining Plato, Burke, and Hunter Thompson as lighthouses of the intellects.

Oct 10 11:19

Nuclear Drone Warfare Could Be The Inevitable Consequence of Global Arms Race: Report

By Nicholas West

To most observers of history, as well as the current state of geopolitics, the use of nuclear weapons by the U.S. in the past and the current increase in the use of automated warfare by countries all over the world top their list of concerns. Now, it is being reported that it’s only a matter of time before these two weapons form a frightening bond with the introduction of nuclear drone warfare...

Oct 10 11:11

Fifteen Years Into The Afghan War, Do Americans Know The Truth?

Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan’s Taliban government in retaliation for an attack by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda, the US-backed forces are steadily losing territory back to the Taliban.

Oct 10 10:15

Yes, Obama, The Next President Will Drone People

It seems like an easy thing to remember, but then, so does don’t kill people.
In America, the two party system dominates. And on nearly every issue, the number two is a bit generous. Usually, one party pushes hard for an excess of privilege, and other side (and its supporters) either yields, or fights against it tepidly, only to justify it the next time they are in power.

Oct 10 09:43

US destroyer comes under attack in Yemen: US military

The US military says one of its guided-missile destroyers has escaped an attempted attack off Yemen’s shore.

Oct 09 16:15

Bill Clinton the Rapist? What About Bill Clinton the War Criminal?

Clinton followed in the footsteps of his predecessor—George H. W. Bush, responsible for the first invasion of Iraq—by keeping brutal medieval sanctions on that country in place. All told, over three million Iraqis died as a result of sanctions that spanned three US administrations. The genocidal sanctions directly violated the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and its Additional Protocol 1 of 1977. The establishment propaganda media intentionally hides the war crimes of the global elite and their political assets, knowing full well the public is far more interested in tawdry sex scandals and other necessary distractions.

Oct 09 15:08

Stop The Killing, Stop The Carnage, Stop The War

Denouncing Russian air strikes on Aleppo as “barbaric,” Mike Pence declared in Tuesday’s debate:

Oct 09 07:19

Melania Trump says husband’s remarks ‘unacceptable and offensive to me’ as Trump vows not to drop out

These NWO folks are playing with fire. Pence was a BIG mistake!

Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to “never” drop out of the presidential race as a growing chorus of Republicans urged him to do exactly that after sexually aggressive remarks he made in 2005 surfaced a day earlier.

Trump’s defiance came as his own running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, said he was “offended” by Trump’s remarks and canceled plans to represent him at a political event on Saturday. Meanwhile, the third-most powerful Senate Republican, John Thune, a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s inner circle, called on Trump to “withdraw” and let Pence top the Republican ticket just a month from Election Day.

Oct 09 06:20

Pence Must Go…NOW

Pence betrayed Trump and stabbed him in the back by endorsing Rat Ryan and thereby the Rat's position on OPEN BORDERS and IMMIGRATION which are the OPPOSITE of Trump's.
The second INEXCUSABLE betrayal by Pence occurred in the debate when he completely contradicted Trump's position on seeking peace in the Mideast and working WITH Putin and Russia to accomplish it. Pence, instead, sounding like a think tank neocon hack, attacked Vladimir Putin and Russia's heroic and morally-correct role against (US CREATED and FINANCED ISIS) terrorism in Syria and Iraq.

And now, when the Clinton Crime Syndicate probably paid someone a fortune for an ancient 2005 dumb 'guy-talk' BS conversation that ANY normal male has heard for his entire adult life, Pence betrays Trump a third time and spews 'holier than thou' bullshit about how 'offended' he is and how his family is going to 'pray' for Trump. Makes you want to puke.

Oct 08 19:48

Robert De Niro on Trump: ‘I’d Like to Punch Him in the Face’

It is a Federal Crime to threaten a US Presidential Candidate. Not that Loretta Lynch would prosecute! Check the comments. DeNiro has screwed himself

Robert De Niro lashed out at Donald Trump in a video that aired on Friday on Megyn Kelly’s “The Kelly File,” telling viewers that he’d “like to punch him in the face.”

Oct 08 17:01

Can a World War still be avoided?

by Thierry Meyssan
Events around the Syrian crisis are accelerating, and reveal the depth of the conflict between the Atlantist camp and the Russo-Chinese block. After having observed the growing risk of a generalised war – conventional or even nuclear - Thierry Meyssan analyses the manœuvres of the United States and Russia’s responses to them.

Oct 08 16:28

US call for no-fly zone in Syria foil to protect its terrorist proxies

"Syria’s ceasefire failure proves beyond doubt that Washington is an accomplice in the state-sponsored terrorist war on Syria."

Oct 08 15:09

J’Accuse – French Condemnations of Russia in Syria Beyond Cynical

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault worked up his frequent-flyer air miles account this week with consecutive flights to Moscow then to Washington in a bid to push through a UN Security Resolution for a new ceasefire in Syria.

The Western sponsors of the covert war in Syria stand to incur a huge strategic defeat. It should be also noted that 66-year-old Jean-Marc Ayrault was previously French prime minister back in 2012, at the very time that France was beginning to covertly supply weapons to illegally armed groups in Syria – in contravention of a European Union embargo.

Oct 08 11:57

The day after the fall of Aleppo will International Humanitarian Law still be Relevant?

Contrary to most recent media reports, and frankly to this observer’s surprise, forces defending both rebel controlled East Aleppo as well as government controlled West Aleppo during the unrelenting slaughter of this savage war, do sometimes appear restrained in their attacks.

Oct 07 21:50

Pentagon Hyping Test of Two Fake Nuke Bombs in Nevada Desert

Amid efforts to modernize its nuclear stockpile, the US test-dropped two dummy nukes in the Nevada desert earlier this month.

Oct 07 21:45

The Elite is Accelerating Earth Changing Events in a Rush to Implant Hillary in Power

Do Americans really want to place their lives in the hands of a known psychopathic liar and criminal with such severe medical impairments who possesses the capability to push the nuke button that would end the world?

Oct 07 15:41

Pentagon Begins Low-Intensity, Stealth War in Syria

“Last Wednesday, at a Deputies Committee meeting at the White House, officials from the State Department, the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed limited military strikes against the (Assad) regime … One proposed way to get around the White House’s long-standing objection to striking the Assad regime without a U.N. Security Council resolution would be to carry out the strikes covertly and without public acknowledgment.”

– Washington Post

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Recall that story from the other day where the US is painting their planes to match the Russian colors? The US is going to bomb Syrian infrastructure and frame Russia for it.

Oct 07 14:48

6 US Army Soldiers Charged With Conspiracy, Stealing, Selling $1mn+ Of Military Equipment

Six US Army soldiers have allegedly stolen over $1 million worth of military equipment from Fort Campbell base and sold it to buyers both in the States and abroad. They have been indicted on federal conspiracy charges, along with two civilians.

Oct 07 12:46

Dangerous Precedent': Pentagon Now at the Helm of American Foreign Policy

It looks as if the Pentagon has taken over the reins of the US foreign strategy, Canada-based political analyst Oussama El-Mohtar told Sputnik, commenting on the disruption of US-Russian cooperation on Syria. According to El-Mohtar, this is a very dangerous precedent.

It looks as if the White House has yielded its decisions regarding Syria and its US-Russian relationship to the Pentagon until a new administration emerges, Oussama El-Mohtar, a Canada-based political analyst and author, told Sputnik, commenting on Washington's decision to suspend cooperation with Moscow on Syria. Pentagon Throws a Wrench in US-Russian Relations "The disruption, as far as I can see, means one thing: given the disagreement between [Secretary of State] Kerry and the White House, the US administration has yielded its decisions regarding Syria and the overall confrontation with Russia to the Pentagon until a new administration emerges," El-Mohtar noted in his interview with Sputnik.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dangerous?!? Listening to what Ash Carter has been saying recently, such a seismic shift could be catastrophic, and push Russia and the US toward a war which has utterly zero support from the standpoint of the American people.

Oct 07 12:25

Kerry calls for war crimes probe against Russia, Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad of committing war crimes in their assault on rebel-held territory, including hospitals and aid workers, and called for an investigation.

"Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals, medical facilities, children and women," Kerry said before a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. "These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes and those that commit these would and should be held accountable for these actions. They're beyond the accidental now, way beyond, years beyond the accidental. This is a targeted strategy to terrorize civilians and to kill anybody and everybody who is in the way of their military objectives."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The Saudis, and the Brits and Americans who have sold them the weapons, owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals, medical facilities, children and women in Yemen. These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes, and those that commit them would and should be held accountable for these actions. they're beyond accidental now, way beyond, years beyond accidental. This is a targeted strategy to to terrorize civilians and to kill anybody and everybody who is in the way of their military objectives."

Touche', Mr. Secretary!!

Oct 07 11:12

Despite Russia Warning, US Considers Hitting Assad

Officials with the US State Department have repeatedly talked of “non-diplomatic options” recently in Syria. Though they’re trying to be coy, what they’re really talking about is overt military action against the Syrian government, attacks which would threaten Russian forces embedded with them, and likely drag Russia into a shooting war with the US.

Russia’s Defense Ministry was quick to urge caution today, noting that they’d recently deployed air defense systems into Syria specifically to counter the threat of US attack, and that the US should “carefully” consider the potential consequences of launching such strikes.

The State Department acknowledged they were aware of the Russian warning, but insisted that internal discussion within the US government continues on the “non-diplomatic” options, which is to say, starting a war with Russia. Spokesman John Kirby added there would be no discussion with Russia over the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because an action is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing that the US government could do is, unfortunately, no guarantee that the US government won't do it.

And for the US to say that they have the "right" to attack a sovereign nation, and not allow the military of that sovereign nation to clean out rebels and jihadists there, and return that city to order, is sheer, geopolitical madness.

I feel as though I need to personally apologise to Russian President Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov for the utter stupidity and hubris being demonstrated by the US government right now.

Unfortunately, it has stopped representing me, and abandoned both me and millions of other thinking Americans who see peace,international cooperation, research, and economic growth as the true way to move forward.

The "leadership" of this country country is already mired in unwinnable wars in places like Afghanistan; Iraq; Libya; and Yemen, yet its appetite for even more carnage appears to be utterly undiminished.

I love this country deeply; that being said, I despair of its current leadership, and as a Christian pacifist activist, it is my responsibility to act as a peaceful witness to the very real destruction I see going on around me, both nationally, and internationally, courtesy of US leadership.

With November's election coming, as the war drums beat incessantly, and the US economy is looking as though it could slide off a cliff any day now, we cannot stand idly by, and allow for "business as usual" to win; the choice was almost never more pivotal than it is this election season, and rarely has the choice been so clear.

On the one hand, we have the lying, hubristic sociopath, Hillary Clinton, who will lie, cheat, and steal with impunity to get what she wants; her Clinton Foundation "Pay to Play" contributions demonstrated very clearly how this worked.

And on the other hand, we have Donald Trump, a self-made millionaire who understands how things get done. I consider him practical, someone who will show restraint in international relations, and who will be far better for the country than would Clinton, who would most probably get us into more horrific wars by the end of her first year in office.

Do I stand by everything he says?!? No; he is not perfect, and occasionally comes across like a blunt instrument. But he does speak his mind; and he does have the innate intelligence to learn quickly, and ask the right questions of people who can get him up to speed in the areas where he does not have the expertise.

These are capabilities I admire.

War against Russia over Syria would be absolutely stupid; Clinton will, inevitably, continue this kind of hubristic stupidity, should she win/steal the White House, and continue to bankrupt this country in doing so.

Trump understands that war is not the solution to every geopolitical confrontation; Hillary Clinton just doesn't get it.

Oct 07 11:06

The Forgotten Libyan Lessons And The Syrian War

Most intelligent Americans – Republicans as well as Democrats – now accept that they were duped into the Iraq War with disastrous consequences, but there is more uncertainty about the war on Libya in 2011 as well as the ongoing proxy war on Syria and the New Cold War showdown with Russia over Ukraine.

Oct 07 11:04

Clinton Will Become US President, Escalate War In Syria: Analyst

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will escalate the conflict in Syria after getting elected president in November, according to American author and radio host Stephen Lendman.

“I have said numerous times. I think there’s no question that Hillary Clinton will succeed Obama next year, just a few months away,” Lendman told Press TV on Thursday.

Oct 07 10:57

CONFIRMED: U.S. backs down over Syria after Russian threat to shoot down American aircraft

Following yesterday’s Russian warning that Russia stood ready to shoot down US aircraft or missiles attacking Syria, the US has confirmed all plans for military action against Syria have been dropped.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed this speaking to reporters on Thursday 6th October 2016.

“The president has discussed in some details why military action against the Assad regime to try to address the situation in Aleppo is unlikely to accomplish the goals that many envisioned now in terms of reducing the violence there. It is much more likely to lead to a bunch of unintended consequences that are clearly not in our national interest.”
The US will never admit that it was the Russian warning that deterred it from carrying out air and missile strikes, and it is still pretending that the option of military strikes is still on the table.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally, some sanity!

Oct 07 10:38

Despite Nobel Peace Prize, Obama’s Presidency Defined by Constant War

Obama’s dubious antiwar bonafides were quickly embraced internationally, where he was heralded as a peacemaker of historical proportions and, in 2009, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just nine months into his first term in office. He hadn’t really done anything yet, and the prize was seen as an advanced award for the things he was expected to do.

Coming into his last few months in office, these expectations seem in retrospect incredibly wishful thinking, as Obama’s “peacemaking” efforts have been few and far between, and far overshadowed by the non-stop wars he has championed throughout his presidency.

Obama’s lack of ideological aversion to war, punctuated in a Nobel Peace Prize speech that was all about the necessity of American interventionism abroad, presaged a foreign policy track which began with heavy escalations of the Afghan War, and has since seen the US dragged headlong into multiple wars which, like Afghanistan, have no end in sight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the end of the day, President Obama was no less beholden to the warmongers and members of the military/industrial complex than any Republicans.

And yes, the man has single-handedly set the US up for more aggressive and ferocious wars than even a George Bush could possibly conjure.

And that Nobel Prize for peace?!?

What a complete, utter, contemptible joke that has become, looking at Obama's actions and record, since he came into office!!!!

As President man has been an epic fail, both domestically and internationally.

Oct 07 10:20

Russian Tu-95 and Tu-22M3 Bombers to Patrol Airspace Between Hawaii and Japan

A new division of Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 strategic bombers will soon appear in the Russian Far East to patrol the area over the Pacific Ocean inside the Japan – Hawaii – Guam triangle, Izvestia reported.

Military experts see the creation of a new air group as a clear signal to the Asia-Pacific nations and the US that Russia is serious about is current pivot to Asia. “The formation of the division is almost complete now. It consists of several squadrons of long-distance bombers deployed in the Eastern and Central military districts,” a Defense Ministry representative told the newspaper.

It will be already the second heavy bomber air group in the Russian Aerospace Forces after a division of Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 bombers that have been so successful mopping up terrorists in Syria, was added last year. The newly-formed division will include dozens of strategic and long-range bombers to be deployed in Irkutsk and Amur regions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As someone living in Hawaii, I have to tell you this is making me more than a little....nervous!!

Oct 07 10:06

FLASHBACK - The War Prayer by Mark Twain

It was a time of great and exalting excitement.

Oct 07 10:04

The US Warmongers Are Preparing the Sheeple for War with Russia

No, you didn’t miss this story. I made it up. But isn’t it time there was such a story? Isn’t it time we gave Putin a dose of his own medicine — not for juvenile playground reasons and not to instigate a conflict but precisely to prevent one — to back Putin off from what is increasingly rogue behavior violating basic civilized norms and increasingly vital U.S. interests.

Putin “is at war with us, but we are not at war with him — both the U.S. and Germany are desperately trying to cling to a decent relationship,” remarked Josef Joffe, editor of Die Zeit, a weekly German newspaper and a leading strategic thinker in Europe. No one should want to start a shooting war between great powers “in the shadow of nuclear weapons,” Joffe told me.

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This is disgusting. The NY Times is actually suggesting that it is okay to smear Putin with lies, to start a war.

Oct 07 09:35

Court overrules disclosure of US ‘school of assassins’ graduates names

A US court of appeals ruled that the Pentagon does not have to disclose the names of people who were trained in counterinsurgency at the School of the Americas, an institution that lists some of Latin America’s worst dictators among its graduates.

Oct 07 08:55

HOW THE US ARMED-UP SYRIAN JIHADISTS

“No one on the ground believes in this mission or this effort”, a former Green Beret writes of America’s covert and clandestine programs to train and arm Syrian insurgents, “they know we are just training the next generation of jihadis, so they are sabotaging it by saying, ‘F*** it, who cares?’”. “I don’t want to be responsible for Nusra guys saying they were trained by Americans,” the Green Beret added.

Oct 07 08:55

DARPA developing mind control and mark of the beast technologies

"No one shall be able to buy or sell without that mark"

Oct 07 08:45

US Bombing Syrian Army Would Start World War III

After the US government suspended cooperation with Russia in Syria earlier this week, military action by the White House against Damascus was back on the table.

Oct 07 08:43

To Sell Weapons, Defense Contractors Make War Seem Fun

The woman tells me the game is to show just how strong the General Dynamics Stryker 30mm cannon is. I’m at the Association of the United States Army’s annual exposition, Monday to Wednesday at the new, cavernous Washington Convention Center, where in order to score contracts with the Pentagon, defense contractors are making their weapons seem fun.

AUSA features a who’s who of the military-industrial complex, and the extreme excess of money in the industry is evident everywhere.

Oct 07 08:21

Russia issues direct threat to US fighter jets in Syria, plans to open bases in Cuba, Vietnam

A Russian Defence Ministry spokesman has threatened that its air-defence units could shoot down US aircraft in Syria if they attack Syrian army positions. Igor Kamashenkov said Russian crews might not have time to identify “unidentified flying objects” before giving them a “surprise.”

The statement comes just days after reports that Moscow had deployed additional S-300 surface-to-air missile batteries to its air base in the Assad-controlled Syrian region of Latakia. Russia is in Syria providing air support to Assad’s forces, as they battle to retake positions to the east.

Oct 07 08:20

Russia warns US-led coalition not to fly close to its bases in Syria

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation made a statement about how the Russian military will use air defense in Syria after relations with the United States have worsened.

“I remind the US strategists that air cover for the Russian military bases in Tartus and Hmeymim includes S-400 and S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, the range of which may come as a surprise to any unidentified flying objects,” Major General Konashenkov stated. According to him, “today the Syrian army has S-200, BUK and other air defense systems that have undergone technical renovation in the past year,” he said.

Konashenkov also added that “Russian air defense troops would not have time to identify the flight path of incoming rockets or aircraft that fired them, and would respond immediately.”

Oct 07 08:19

Paul Craig Roberts Rages "Washington Is Leading The World To War"

What must the world think watching the US presidential campaign? Over time US political campaigns have become more unreal and less related to voters’ concerns, but the current one is so unreal as to be absurd.

The offshoring of American jobs by global corporations and the deregulation of the US financial system have resulted in American economic failure. One might think that this would be an issue in a presidential campaign.

The neoconservative ideology of US world hegemony is driving the US and its vassals into conflict with Russia and China. The risks of nuclear war are higher than at any previous time in history. One might think that this also would be an issue in a presidential campaign.

Instead, the issues are Trump’s legal use of tax laws and his non-hostile attitude toward President Putin of Russia.

One might think that the issue would be Hillary’s extremely hostile attitude toward Putin (“the new Hitler”), which promises conflict with a major nuclear power.

Oct 07 07:59

Bombing Assad Not In US Interests, But ‘Options’ Aren’t Off The Table – White House

The US says bombing the Assad forces is unlikely to reduce violence, but nothing can be taken off the table. Previously, a report alleged that Washington was planning to hit the Syrian Army, prompting a warning from Russia against any missile or air strikes.

Oct 07 07:27

The US Air Force just resurrected a 55-year-old B-52 from the 'boneyard'

After about 45,000 man-hours spent restoring a 55-year-old airframe, the US Air Force welcomes its newest B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber, named "Ghost Rider," to the 5th Bomb Wing of the Air Force Global Strike Command, IHS Jane's reports.

The bomber underwent a significant 19-month restoration transitioning it from the so-called boneyard, where old US military planes are stored in retirement, to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota as a fully operational nuclear-capable bomber.

"Ghost Rider" will help compensate for losses to the B-52 fleet in recent years, like the B-52 that exploded on the runway in Guam in May.

Oct 07 06:49

NEW BLITZKRIEG: US GENERALS SPOKE ABOUT A FUTURE WAR AGAINST RUSSIA AND CHINA

US generals have said that a future war against Russia and China will be quick and lead to numerous victims.

These estimates were made at the annual conference of the Association of the US Army in Washington, DC, reports The Independent.

According to the newspaper, at the event, held on the 4th of October, the head of the United States Army Staff Mark A. Milley expressed the view that future large-scale war are "almost inevitable".

In turn, Major General William Hicks noted that "any conflict in the near future with the use of conventional arms will flow very quickly and lead to enormous sacrifices." "We can not stop it at will," - he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But we'll all get promotions and kickbacks from the defense contractors, so it will be worth it!" -- The Pant-o-gone

Oct 07 06:44

US Soldiers Resist Obama’s Support of Al Qaeda

As is by now well-known, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s previously classified 2012 report on the origin of the Islamic insurgency against Bashar al-Assad was released to the public on 18 May 2015, and it revealed the Obama Administration’s knowledge, at least since that time, that «the Salafist [Saudi-backed fundamentalist Sunni Islamic], the Muslim Brotherhood [Qatari-backed fundamentalist Sunni Islamic] and AQI [Al Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria», and acknowledgement that «the West, Gulf countries [Saudi Arabia and Qatar mainly], and Turkey support the opposition [to Bashar al-Assad], while Russia, China, and Iran support the regime», so that the U.S. Government is, in fact, allied with Al Qaeda there, to overthrow Assad.

This pro-Al-Qaeda position was news, however, to America’s military personnel in that region.

Oct 07 06:42

World War Three will be 'extremely lethal and fast': US Army bosses reveal what could happen if the U.S. took on Russia or China

It is a chilling vision of war - and one unlike any other ever fought.
US military bosses have revealed their predictions for a major conflict, and say war between nation states at some point in the future 'is almost guaranteed'.
Artificial intelligence and smart weapons would be at the fore - with a 'modern nation-states acting aggressively' the likely enemy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have met that enemy, and they are us!

Oct 07 06:31

Dangerous escalation

The downward spiral continues with no end in sight. A dangerous escalation in tensions separating Russia and the West can be witnessed in a decline in diplomatic engagement, particularly concerning Syria.

Oct 07 06:30

British companies rake in billions from Pentagon military contracts

UK defense firms have earned more than £47 billion ($60 billion) from US military contracts during Barack Obama’s eight year presidency, an analysis of Pentagon spending has found.

Oct 06 21:08

Global Firepower

Analysis of conventional war-making power of 125 countries based on weapons,resources,manpower,finances ect.

Oct 06 16:28

Pentagon Paid UK PR Firm $540mn To Make Fake Terrorist Videos During Iraq War

The Pentagon paid a UK PR firm half a billion dollars to create fake terrorist videos in Iraq in a secret propaganda campaign.

Oct 06 15:59

The U.S is painting their F/A-18's to match the paint schemes of Russian jets in #Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the US can bomb civilians and blame Russia for it!!!

Oct 06 15:39

How Corruption Cripples America’s Military

Eric Zuesse

America’s military budget is roughly 7.2 times that of Russia ($610 billion compared to $84.5 billion), but even Western news-accounts are saying that the weaponry produced in Russia is superior overall to the weaponry produced in the United States.

Compare the top-of-the-line fighter jets of the two countries: that’s the F-35 fighter-jet produced by the U.S. corporation Lockheed Martin, versus the Su-35 fighter jet produced by the Russian government (its wholly owned Sukhoi Company). The F-35 costs around $100 million per plane. The Su-35 costs around $65 million per plane.

Oct 06 15:18

Cameron Accused Of Ignoring Own MPs In Rush To War With Assad

Impatient to launch airstrikes against Syrian regime targets in 2013, former Prime Minister David Cameron brushed aside the concerns of his own Conservative MPs to make the case for war, according to one senior Tory MP.

Parliament voted down Cameron’s plan to bomb forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, but later approved airstrikes against jihadist targets in December 2015.

Oct 06 14:53

White House may impose 'costs' on Russia and Syria without UN approval.

Oct 06 12:41

RUSSIA THREATENS TO SHOOT DOWN US JETS

In a stark warning to the United States, a spokesman for the Russian defense ministry, Major-General Igor Konashekov, said Russia may shoot down US planes attempting to launch airstrikes in Syria. “I would recommend our colleagues in Washington to thoroughly consider the possible consequences of the realization of such plans,” Konashenkov said.

Oct 06 11:26

Beating the Drums for War with Russia. CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon Convene at the White House

On Wednesday, the so-called Principals Committee, consisting of the secretaries of defense and state, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the CIA director, as well as top presidential security aides, convened at the White House to consider proposals to attack Syrian government forces with cruise missiles as well as other acts of military aggression.

Both the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are reportedly in favor of such an escalation, which carries with it the real prospect of a direct armed confrontation between the US and Russia, the world’s two largest nuclear powers.

Reflecting the growing support within sections of the US establishment for a far wider war, key sections of the media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, have weighed in on the side of those within the military and intelligence apparatus advocating a new eruption of American militarism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all in the Bowels of Power in DC, I would strongly, politely, and logically caution against such a move.

The reasons why I say this are all known factors; at this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the manufacturing; the money; or the troop strength to guarantee success in a military engagement with Russia.

The reason the US government is so hell-bent on "regime change" in Syria is that the warmongers in power in Washington believe that doing so in Damascus will make it easier to do in Tehran, which is - for them - the proverbial "Jewel in the Crown".

After all, the US did it before, overthrowing the duly elected President Mossadegh in 1953, and replacing him with the Shaw of Iran.

And we all know how "splendidly" that turned out, with the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

Putin will not allow an immediate regime change in Damascus, because he knows the outcome the US government wants to see in Syria and beyond, and he will commit troops and weaponry to fight US troops in Syria, and beyond.

To all those who think a war against Russia right now would be a "good idea", please reconsider; the results of such a war may well be both catastrophic...and irreversible.

Oct 06 11:00

HORRIFIC: OBAMA’S VA CAUGHT DUMPING BODIES OF VETS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If, in fact, these allegations are true, the head of the VA in Hines, IL should be sacked, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and do jail time for this.

Oct 06 09:31

21 Iraqi Pro-Govt Fighters Killed in Apparent US Coalition Airstrike

An overnight airstrike destroyed a building occupied by pro-government Iraqi Sunni tribal fighters, killing at least 21 of them, near the city of Qayara, which is the staging area for the upcoming Iraqi invasion of the ISIS city of Mosul.

There is considerable uncertainty about the strike, and particularly who launched it, as Iraqi officials said they were unsure if the strike was conducted by the Iraqi Air Force or by the US-led coalition. One Canadian official did, however, confirm that the coalition was conducting airstrikes in the area “after midnight,” and the incident was around 1 am.

Officials say they believe the incident was likely a coalition strike, and the Pentagon has confirmed a “joint investigation” into the incident, though adding that they take extraordinary precautions not to kill civilians or allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reading this gave me a palm to forehead moment, at warp speed!

Killing 21 Pro-Government fighters in a botched Coalition airstrike?!?

How is this even possible?!?

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