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Jan 12 08:34

In Absence Of Evidence, Media Evoke ISIS In Jerusalem Attack

A Palestinian man rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers boarding a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four and injuring 17 others. Immediately after the news broke, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared the suspect “ISIS” without offering an ounce of proof.

Jan 12 05:39

FLASHBACK - Audit Reveals The Pentagon Doesn’t Know Where $6.5 Trillion Dollars Has Gone

A new Department of Defense Inspector General’s report, released last week, has left Americans stunned at the jaw-dropping lack of accountability and oversight. The glaring report revealed the Pentagon couldn’t account for $6.5 trillion dollars worth of Army general fund transactions and data, according to a report by the Fiscal Times.

Jan 12 04:15

The biggest moments from Donald Trump’s fiery press conference

“It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen, and it was gotten by opponents of ours, as you know..."

President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference Wednesday since winning the election and answered questions about his relationship with Russia, arrangements for the future of his business, and some of his plans for the first days of his administration. Trump vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare within the “same hour,”. He also promised to name a Supreme Court nominee within the first two weeks after he takes office. The event was marked by tense exchanges...

Jan 11 23:19

Shadow play: the New Great Game in Eurasia

There you have it, over and over again: Divide and Rule, to counteract the unruly “threats”.

That will be the key story to follow further on down the (New Silk) roads.

Yeats memorably wrote that, “mirror on mirror mirrored is all the show.” Yet the show always must go on — dalangs East and West let loose in deep niskala.

Welcome to the 21st century Tournament of Shadows.

Jan 11 20:09

Obama’s Unkept Promise On Nuclear War

With little more than a week left in President Obama’s last term, arms control experts still hope he will finally make good on a promise he made in 2008: to make America safer by taking our weapons of mass destruction off hair-trigger alert.

Jan 11 18:12

Realities of War Against Syria

As soon as Aleppo was liberated this month; December 2016, an aggressive fake news campaign was launched to demonize this liberation as a war crime against Syrian civilians perpetrated by Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces. All the western media networks are recruiting so-called Syrian expert, who had never been in Syria, describing Bashar Assad, who was democratically elected in 2014 and again in 2016, as a “brutal dictator” intent on slaughtering his own people.

Jan 11 16:23

CNN Challenges Trump Over Buzz Feed Fake News Coverage

As previously reported, Donald Trump blasted a CNN anchor as Fake News during his first press conference since the election for their coverage of the Buzz Feed Russia memos, which CNN has had for months without being able to corroborate, outrageously claimed Russia has been cultivating Trump for years and they were blackmailing him with a "Golden Showers" sex tape.

CNN has since responded to Trump, challenging Trump to point out inaccuracies claiming their reporting was matched by other news organizations and noted that claiming they only published “carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government” which in fact, as shown below in CNN's own reporting is entirely false.

Jan 11 15:44

Obama Covered Up Years Of US Navy Seal Team 6 War Crimes

Obama's legacy will be forever tainted the Intercept reveals years of war crimes committed by the U.S. Navy Seals, including one the whole world knew he witnessed live, yet covered it up.

Jan 11 15:17

US Marine Corps Sends Ten F-35 Fighter Jets To Japan

The US Marine Corps has sent a squadron of its newest fighter jets to Japan, marking the first permanent overseas deployment of the joint strike fighter.

Ten F-35B fighter jets from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) departed Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona on Monday and flew to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on Honshu Island in Japan.

Jan 11 12:13

Myanmar activists say thousands flee airstrikes, fighting

More than 3,000 people have fled airstrikes and heavy fighting in northern Myanmar since the weekend as the government tries to flush out rebel positions, activists said Wednesday.

The government prevented a U.N. official from visiting the area on Tuesday as waves of people crossed the border into China to escape the turmoil.

Jan 11 10:45

US Navy Ship Fired Warning Shots At Iranian Vessels In Strait Of Hormuz – Report

A US Navy ship fired three warning shots at four vessels of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard after they closed in at high speed in the Strait of Hormuz.

Jan 11 10:31

Stopping a North Korean missile with US defense system is no sure thing, tester says

The United States' $36 billion system of ground-based interceptors can't yet be counted on to shoot down a nuclear-armed missile aimed at the West Coast by the likes of North Korea or Iran, the Pentagon's weapons testing office says.

Jan 11 10:22

Report: “Distinct Possibility Obama Will Initiate Measures To Place Us Into A War With Russia”

The U.S. intelligence agencies, spearheaded by James Clapper have been preparing to release declassified reports that allegedly prove Russian culpability in influencing the U.S. presidential election. This has been going on back and forth since before the election; however, it is starting to take on a new complexion. Obama has quietly been deploying more troops and shifting around assets. There is a distinct possibility that before he departs, Obama will initiate measures to place us into a war with Russia, and at the bare minimum attempt to sour relations even further prior to Trump taking office.

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Jan 11 10:03

Former Girlfriend: VA ‘Didn’t Do Anything’ About Ft. Lauderdale Shooter’s Mental Illness

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had been aware of, but did nothing about, the mental problems afflicting Esteban Santiago Ruiz before he attacked Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale international airport.

Ruiz is a veteran of both the Alaska and Puerto Rico National Guard and had sought treatment for mental illness at the VA, according to the shooter’s former girlfriend.

“We had let Veterans [Affairs] know that he was having some mental problems, that he wasn’t feeling all right, and they did nothing,” Esteban’s former girlfriend Michelle Quiñones told ABC News. “They didn’t do anything.”

Jan 11 09:57

Deaf 6-Year-Old Who Escaped ISIS Execution To Be Deported From Britain

A six-year-old deaf boy who fled Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq to seek asylum in the UK has been told he will be deported by the British government.

Lawand Hamadamin and his family have appealed to the High Court following the decision to deport them to Germany.

The Home Office says it will not accept asylum applications from people who should have claimed it in another European country.

Jan 11 08:55

How The Mainstream Media Turned Al Qaeda Into A US Ally In Syria

Exposing the propaganda that transformed Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria into “moderate rebels” that the west provided funding, training and weapons in an effort to overthrow the government of Syria

Jan 11 08:02

US Troops Deployment 'Turning Europe Into a Tinderbox Ready to Ignite'

US troops and military equipment have arrived in Poland. Military expert Vladimir Kozin described the eastward deployment by NATO as unprecedented since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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I do not like the look of this!

Jan 11 08:01

US troops begin arriving in southeast Poland

Thousands of US troops are massing in Poland as part of a planned NATO operation in what has been touted by Washington as “defense against Russian aggression," a provocative move that recalls the hay days of the Cold War era.

Jan 11 08:00

EERY: Watch Scores of US Tanks Roll Into Germany on Way to Russian Border

An armored brigade with 3,500 men 87 Abrams heavy tanks and 144 Bradley armored fighting vehicles is on its way. The first transport ship arrived over the weekend to the German harbour of Bremerhaven bringing hundreds of vehicles including scores of the 60-ton Abrams tanks.

There they were loaded up on trains and sent rumbling eastward. Madness.

Jan 11 08:00

Thousands Of US Troops Arrive In Europe In "One Of Largest Deployments Since The Cold War"

Just days after we reported that the US had begun deploying some 2,800 tanks, trucks and other military equipment to Germany, from where they would be transported by rail and road to Eastern Europe as part of a buildup of NATO reinforcements against "Russian expansion", the next US deployment has made its way to Europe over the weekend, when some 4,000 US troops arrived in the German port of Bremerheven, on their way to Wroclaw, Poland under a planned NATO operation to "reassure the alliance’s Eastern European allies" in the face of what NATO has dubbed mounting Russian aggression.

Jan 10 16:20

Terrorism Victims' Families Sue Twitter, Claiming It Helped ISIS Spread

The family members of three Americans killed in attacks by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have taken Twitter to court, accusing the company of aiding the terrorist group by turning a blind eye to its tweets.

Jan 10 12:33

RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS OBTAIN UNIQUE MATERIAL TO MAKE COMBAT VEHICLES INVISIBLE

Basharin said that thanks to the special shape and configuration of these cells the scientists managed to obtain metamaterial with absolutely unique properties. This metamaterial can be used to make supersensitive sensors to detect explosives and chemical weapons.

“An addition of a nonlinear semiconductor will turn the metamaterial into an adjustable screen for stealth technologies, which make fighting vehicles less visible in radio, infrared and other bands,” the NUST MISIS press service said in a statement.

Jan 10 09:21

ISIS, AL-QAEDA AND THE U.S. AIRFORCE WAGE WAR ON SYRIA'S PUBLIC UTILITIES

There are doubts that the U.S. was only watching from afar. The beginning and growth of ISIS was financed by U.S. Gulf "allies" which are subordinated to U.S. wishes. When the Obama administration had to start bombing ISIS after it killed a U.S. journalist the few bombs its airforce dropped were hitting an "ISIS fighting position" or an "ISIS excavator". That wasn't a serious campaign. Meanwhile thousands of Turkish tanker trucks were waiting in the deserts to load oil from ISIS controlled wells to sell it to Turkey. Only after the Russian President Putin showed satellite pictures of those huge truck columns to his colleagues at a G20 meeting did the U.S. start to attack this major source of ISIS finances.

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As reported by zerohedge.com in January of last year:

ISIS: The 'Enemy' The US Created, Armed, & Funded

And as for the Takfiri forces; as reported at iranreview.org in 2014:

Throughout the crisis in Syria, the terrorist Takfiri groups enjoyed full political support of the United States as well as direct military, financial and logistical support from countries that are considered as US allies in the region. In addition, the Zionist regime of Israel provided Takfiri forces with direct training, consultation, and medical services, in such areas as the occupied Golan Heights, Quneitra, Utaiba, and other regions along its border with Syria and even inside Israel.

This is not just a US-sponsored fight to regime change Damascus; it is a fight against the Syrian people themselves, and their ability to control their own destiny.

The government of this country I care deeply about, my United States of America, has mutated into a war-crimes centric monster; and the hideous irony here is that it has accelerated rapidly on this path under the leadership of our Nobel Peace Prize-winning President, President Barak Obama.

And as long as I have breath, as a Christian pacifist activist, I have the moral obligation to bear peaceful, logical witness to the great evils my government continues to perpetrate, with utter impunity, and zero regard for the lives of the people against whom these war crimes have been committed.

Jan 10 08:52

Israeli cable admits that, like the US, they had no evidence of Iraq WMDs

In a diplomatic cable from Tel Aviv, dated April 6, 2005 (05TELAVIV2125_a), Israeli officials professed that they had ‘no evidence’ of Saddam Hussein developing WMDs, and that the Iraqi regime ‘would never support al-Qaeda’ or ‘jihad’.

Israel, generally considered to be one of the US’ closest military allies in the ‘war against terror’, therefore secretly maintained an intelligence-rooted position that directly contradicted the stated assertions of the War in Iraq – that Hussein harbored members of Al-Qaedi and was in possession of WMDs.

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Jan 09 17:24

Two Dozen Apache Choppers En Route To Seoul Over Growing Threats from Pyongyang

A US battalion of two dozen AH-64D Apache heavy attack choppers and 360 US troops will replace a division of 30 observation and light arms helicopters currently in service at Camp Humphreys in South Korea.

"The rotational deployment of Apache helicopters is a demonstration of strong US will in implementing its security commitments," US Army Col. Rob Manning said recently. The move is expected to "significantly strengthen" military capabilities aimed at deterring North Korea’s leaders from maliciously launching an intercontinental ballistic missile, the colonel added.

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A memo to the White House State Department, and the Pentagon: please, folks; collectively, cool your jets; any direct attack against North Korea will, almost absolutely, insure a shooting war with China.

And looking at Chinese weaponry vs/ US weaponry right now, this is a place the US government and military should not go.

What is desperately needed here, is to reach out to China to get them to get their recalcitrant client state, North Korea, to come back to the negotiating table, and express a concrete willingness to forego their nuclear weapons program for trade and safety guarantees.

This peace agreement, replacing the armistice which has been in existence for over 60 years, would be laying the groundwork for a more peaceful Asia, and this is absolutely not a bad thing.

I mean, folks; we've been trading with Vietnam for 23 years, for Pete's sake!!

Jan 09 16:10

Military Training More Traumatizing Than War, Say British Army Veterans

Military training may do more psychological damage than war itself, particularly to the British Army’s child recruits, a veterans’ group claims.

A group of former military personnel will hand a letter to the Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Monday, calling for an end to what it sees as the brutalizing recruitment and training of 16 and 17-year-olds. The delivery of the letter coincides with the release of a video testimony by soldiers themselves.

Jan 09 16:02

Woman Died from the Cold was an Army Veteran

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner released more information on the woman that died from extremely cold home.

According to the medical examiner’s report, the woman had not paid her rent in three months and her sister had not been in contact for three months.

The woman was found on January 5.

She had served in the army for six years.

Jan 09 13:37

US Will 'Shoot Down' North Korean Missiles: Pentagon Chief

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has described North Korea’s ballistic missile program as a “serious threat” to the United States, which has thousands of nuclear weapons and highly advanced ballistic missiles.

The Pentagon chief said in an interview with NBC News on Sunday that North Korean missiles would be shot down if they approach American territory, after Pyongyang said it could test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at any time from any location set by the country’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Jan 09 12:51

War with Russia before the inauguration of the President of the United States 

This is filmed directly from the Polish news TVP. You can see how much military equipment is coming from ONE boat! This was the last boat of 3. In total they had to use 36 trains to transport the whole shit to Poland. More than 1000 train carriages in total!! Thank you tax payer... (My wife is polish.) Anyway Vote if you think War is coming. I will see this as a sort of poll. Because we all know Obama will not give Trump the Presidency.

Jan 09 12:44

War with Russia and China? Here Are Two New Indicators

After 15 years of fighting in mostly irregular wars, leaders at the Pentagon and their concept of reality has been quickly hurtling back to earth. For years, there was a Pentagon battle over force structure and becoming lighter, faster, and more lethal to respond to small, global contingencies, or maintaining the ability to fight large scale conventional wars. Some leaders didn’t see the need for maintaining conventional readiness because up until about four years ago, few people were ringing alarms about conventional threats. But now that a conventional war in Europe looks like a growing possibility, the Army is renewing focus on military readiness and increasing conventional warfighting capabilities, while playing catch up to electronic and cyber warfare; both of which will undoubtedly play a role in the next war.

Jan 09 12:20

Poland Will Do it for Us? Poland Acquires First Strike Capability to Pose Threat to Russia

It should be noted that quite often the most interesting arms contracts escape media attention. That’s how it was in 2016. Signing a multi-billion-dollar military aid package between the United States and Israel and the subsequent White House approval for long-awaited fighter sales to the Middle East hit the radar screen.

In late September, the US approved the sales of Boeing fighters worth a total of around $7 billion to Kuwait and Qatar. First mooted around two years ago, the deals had been held up by the US government due to Israeli concerns and in order to smooth the way for nuclear talks with Iran.

The same month, a $38-billion Israeli arms package over the next 10 years – the largest of its kind ever – was finalized and signed.

Jan 09 12:19

McCain’s Largely Unreported Treachery Against the US

Arizona’s recently re-elected Republican senator John McCain, along with his faithful «drama queen» accomplice South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham, recently met with a contingent of Ukrainian troops at a «forward combat zone» in Shyrokyne in eastern Ukraine and publicly questioned president-elect Donald Trump’s plans to defrost America’s chilly relations with Russia. For McCain, his return to his personal war front in Ukraine came three years after he stood with Ukrainian neo-Nazis and fascists on Kiev’s Maidan Square calling for the ouster of president Viktor Yanukovych.

Jan 09 11:09

End All the Craziness Over North Korea

North Korea has ‘entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM)’. So crowed North Korea’s young leader, Kim Jong-un, in his New Year’s Day message aimed at tough-talking US president-elect, Donald Trump.

But there no need to squander trillions on new anti-missile defenses based in Alaska and California that may not work as advertised. North Korea’s missiles are designed to deter a US attack.

The alleged dire threat from North Korea can be better and more swiftly resolved by intelligent diplomacy and some calm thinking.

North Korea is a small, backwards, dirt poor nation of 25 million that has been under a fierce US-imposed sanctions regime for over half a century. Call it a North Asian Cuba. Without modest economic and military help from China, North Korea would likely have collapsed long ago. It remains under constant siege by the US and allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to President-Elect Trump; in order to get negotiations going, the US government will have to enlist the assistance of China (remember; that same China Obama dissed while a guest of the Chinese at the G-20 last year G20: Obama warns Beijing against South China Sea aggression)

That may well take some time and a lot of finesse, but a working relationship with China regarding North Korea will be critical to get this going.

What we need here are trade guarantees, coupled with a firm quid pro quo that to get this peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, North Korea must end its nuclear weapons program, period, end of discussion.

It can be done, with enough will and hard-won, intelligent, moral negotiations.

The last thing in the world this country needs, President-Elect Trump, is a shooting war with China. Please have one of your military advisors talk to you about recent strides in weaponry, ships, and fighter jets the Chinese have made over the last decade, then ask yourself; can the current standoff with North Korea be overcome by any other means than war?!?

Thankfully, sir, the short answer, is yes.

Jan 09 09:49

Pentagon Vows More European Wargames to ‘Deter Russia’

Despite the incoming president-elect making a normalization of diplomatic ties with Russia a top priority, the Pentagon continues to move forward with bigger and more complicated wargames, vowing to continue coming up with ever more such operations to “deter Russian aggression.”

Lt. Gen. Tim Ray, the deputy commander of Eurocom, insisted that the ongoing wargames, which involve the US deploying large numbers of tanks into Germany to practice massing large numbers of tanks in a single place, was vital to “ensure the territorial integrity of our allies and maintain a Europe that is whole, free, prosperous, and at peace.”

Since regime change in Ukraine saw a Russian ally replaced with a Western-backed president, tensions have been on the rise between NATO and Russia, with US officials hyping the idea that Russia could invade Eastern Europe at any moment, and throwing large numbers of troops into the area to fight in that war.

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The one question I would like to ask of Lt. Gen. Tim Ray is, why would Russia do something that stupid?!?

Because the short answer is, President Putin wouldn't!!

The anti-Russian hysteria coming out of DC is falling on deaf ears, as every accusation made by the residents of "Foggy Bottom" continues to not be borne out by incontrovertible proof, or proof of any kind whatsoever.

Russia is not going to invade Eastern Europe, and, if anything, militarily, is responding to the NATO build-up of troops around its borders.

Jan 09 08:35

NATO Announces Another Deployment of Ground Troops to Afghanistan

Just two days after announcing that US Marines are being sent back into Afghanistan’s Helmand Province to try to slow the losses the Afghan military is suffering at the hands of the Taliban there, NATO has now also announced that ground troops, led by Italian forces, will be heading into the Farah Province to try to shore up defenses there as well.

The new “advise and assist” mission is smaller, involving about 200 NATO troops, and officials say that their advisory role makes it comparatively unlikely they will enter direct combat. This is in stark contrast with the Marines in Helmand, who despite being officially “non-combat” are in areas where direct combat is virtually assured.

NATO tried to pass this off as a temporary measure, but as the second in a few days it reflects that NATO claims that their involvement in the ground war ended years ago simply weren’t true, and that the Afghan government is still far from self-sufficient.

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If the US government and NATO had one brain cell between them which was, in the least bit, rational, they would leave Afghanistan as quickly as it was safe to do so, declare "victory" (which would be hysterical, save for all the blood and money lost) and negotiate with whatever government was left standing for rights to pipeline routes, and its mineral wealth.

But of course, such a strategy would be .....logical.

Unfortunately, apparently, logic, the US government, and NATO are only very loosely aligned, if at all.

There is utterly no military metric by which the invasion - and occupation - of Afghanistan can be measured as a "success", period, end of discussion.

The only "success story" one can point to, if in fact one is a member of the various "alphabet soup" US spook apparatchiks, is the reality that the production of opium poppies has soared under US and NATO occupation.

Opium growth in Afghanistan soars, eradication close to zero – UN

I would strongly suggest that this is not "by accident"; the money earned from this cash crop goes to fund many US agencies' "off the books" operations, where Congress has utterly no oversight.

Jan 09 08:33

NATO Announces Another Deployment of Ground Troops to Afghanistan

Just two days after announcing that US Marines are being sent back into Afghanistan’s Helmand Province to try to slow the losses the Afghan military is suffering at the hands of the Taliban there, NATO has now also announced that ground troops, led by Italian forces, will be heading into the Farah Province to try to shore up defenses there as well.

The new “advise and assist” mission is smaller, involving about 200 NATO troops, and officials say that their advisory role makes it comparatively unlikely they will enter direct combat. This is in stark contrast with the Marines in Helmand, who despite being officially “non-combat” are in areas where direct combat is virtually assured.

NATO tried to pass this off as a temporary measure, but as the second in a few days it reflects that NATO claims that their involvement in the ground war ended years ago simply weren’t true, and that the Afghan government is still far from self-sufficient.

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If the US government and NATO had one brain cell between them which was, in the least bit, rational, they would leave Afghanistan as quickly as it was safe to do so, declare "victory" (which would be hysterical, save for all the blood and money lost) and negotiate with whatever government was left standing for rights to pipeline routes, and its mineral wealth.

But of course, such a strategy would be .....logical.

Unfortunately, apparently, logic, the US government, and NATO are only very loosely aligned, if at all.

There is utterly no military metric by which the invasion - and occupation - of Afghanistan can be measured as a "success", period, end of discussion.

The only "success story" one can point to, if in fact one is a member of the various "alphabet soup" US spook apparatchiks, is the reality that the production of opium poppies has soared under US and NATO occupation.

Opium growth in Afghanistan soars, eradication close to zero – UN

I would strongly suggest that this is not "by accident"; the money earned from this cash crop goes to fund many US agencies' "off the books" operations, where Congress has utterly no oversight.

Jan 09 07:54

Trump: Only "Stupid People Or Fools" Want War With Russia

Having been fully briefed on the "intelligence" proving Russians 'hacked' the election - because how else could Hillary Clinton have lost? - president-elect Trump is starting to shift the narrative this morning to expose the establishment's blinkered warmongery for missing the bigger picture that could be possible...

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"Paging Senator John McCain. Senator John McCain, pick up white courtesy telephone!"

Jan 09 07:13

US Aristocracy Panics That Maybe Trump Is Serious

America’s super-rich have no objection against the government that they control conquering others, like the Iraq-invasion in 2003, and the U.S. coup overthrowing and replacing the democratically elected and Moscow-friendly President of that country in 2014, and aiding jihadists in Syria to overthrow Syria’s pro-Russian secular government; and the phone-tapping of all Western leaders including Angela Merkel and generally practicing cyber-invasions everywhere in the world — but they and their agents allege that Russia is doing these things even worse than America is, and needs to be punished by the ‘virtuous’ U.S. government for (allegedly) doing what the U.S. actually does far more than any other nation in the world.

Jan 09 07:12

Ron Paul Sums Up Nobel-Peace-Prize-Winning President Obama In One Short Sentence

Seven years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," despite having been in office for less than one year and having pretty much no actual, tangible foreign diplomacy accomplishments at the time, President Obama will depart the White House having dropped 26,171 bombs on foreign countries around the world in 2016, 3,027 more than 2015.

Jan 09 06:54

What The Corporate Media Won’t Say Could Get You Killed.

Ask 100 feminists on any college campus who was the first woman elected to the US Congress. It was Jeannette Rankin who was elected as a Republican in Montana in 1916. Few if any will know. Now ask 100 young women who Gloria Steinem is. She founded Ms Magazine and worked as a CIA agent attending international conferences. She says the CIA of the 1950s and 60s was a liberal organization who agreed with her ideals. That was at a time when the US government was overthrowing liberal reform governments from Iran to Guatemala.

Maybe young feminists don’t know who the first US congresswoman was precisely because she opposed war. Maybe they know Ms Steinem because the ideal woman in the CIA’s vision of the world does not know that her ex-husband or her estranged son died in a war. How many women changed their minds about Vietnam only after her son or boyfriend was drafted and sent to the jungles to be a human sacrifice?

Jan 09 06:52

USA INVADES EUROPE BEFORE RUSSIA CAN INVADE [VIDEO]

Another shipload of America military hardware has arrived at the German port of Bremerhaven to reinforce US commitment to its allies against the perceived Russian threat, and ensure Europe remains “whole, free, prosperous, and at peace.”

Jan 08 23:45

Donald Trump Accepts Russia’s Role in DNC Hacking - Aide

If Trump really believes this he has jumped the shark. If Priebus made it up he should be fired.

President-elect Donald Trump acknowledges that Russia was to blame for hacking the Democratic National Committee and Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta, incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday.

According to Priebus, "no one is disputing" that Russia is responsible for the leaking of internal emails from the DNC and Clinton campaign officials.

"[Trump] accepts the fact that this particular case was entities in Russia," he said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," adding that it is possible that Trump will consider sanctions against Russia after taking into account the US intelligence community's recommendations as to what should be done.

Jan 08 16:46

Marines Heading Back To Helmand Despite Obama’s Promise Of ‘Normal’ Afghanistan Embassy Presence

US Marines will again be on the ground in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, less than three years after the final troops pulled out of the conflict zone as part of a handover to Afghan forces.

Some 300 military personnel are due to return to the southern Afghan province this spring in an advisory role, the US Marine Corps confirmed on Friday.

Jan 08 15:30

The Utter Stupidity Of The New Cold War

It seems so strange, twenty-seven years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to be living through a new Cold War with (as it happens, capitalist) Russia.

The Russian president is attacked by the U.S. political class and media as they never attacked Soviet leaders; he is personally vilified as a corrupt, venal dictator, who arrests or assassinates political opponents and dissident journalists, and is hell-bent on the restoration of the USSR.

Jan 08 11:59

Pushing For A Lucrative New Cold War

Airstrikes by the United States and its allies against two Syrian army positions Sept. 17 killed at least 62 Syrian troops and wounded dozens more. The attack was quickly treated as a non-story by the U.S. news media; U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) claimed the strikes were carried out in the mistaken belief that Islamic State forces were being targeted, and the story disappeared.

Jan 07 16:43

Kerry Admits US Let ISIS Grow To Force Assad To Negotiate Over Syria

John Kerry admits Russia went into Syria to fight ISIS and the U.S. allowed ISIS to grow because it threatened Assad and would force him to negotiate in an allegedly leaked audio tape.

Jan 07 13:07

Tensions Rising Between Trump Team, Mattis Over Appointments

This guy needs to have his appointment pulled.While he is against torture,he covered up and minimized the Massacre at Haditha as well as the rapes committed during those murders of Iraqi civilians, including women and children. A man who covers for child rapists does not belong in the government!

While Trump’s incoming cabinet nominees seem mostly to be getting along with the transition team, there are reports of growing tension with nominated Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis, who is said to be resisting a lot of proposed appointments of other Pentagon positions.

Early indications were that Mattis would be given a lot of input on who these appointees would be, but the announcement that billionaire Vincent Viola was to be Secretary of the Army apparently took him totally by surprise, and started a growing battle over other potential appointees.

Jan 07 11:12

Political Insanity: Outgoing President Obama’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” against Russia: US Sends 3,600 Tanks Against Russia – Massive NATO Deployment Underway

Obama's last treasonous act! Destroy America!

The NATO war preparation against Russia, ‘Operation Atlantic Resolve’, is in full swing. 2,000 US tanks will be sent in coming days from Germany to Eastern Europe, and 1,600 US tanks is deployed to storage facilities in the Netherlands. At the same time, NATO countries are sending thousands of soldiers in to Russian borders.

According to US Army Europe, 4,000 troops and 2,000 tanks will arrive in three US transport ships to Germany next weekend. From Bremerhaven, US troops and huge amount of military material, will be transported to Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

USA is sending to Russian borders 3rd Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division. Overall, more than 2,500 pieces of cargo are shipped to Germany, where those will be unloaded in the period January 6-8. US military material and troops will continue to Poland by rail and military convoy’s. Massive US military deployment should be ready by January 20.

Jan 07 10:44

Hall of mirrors: the psychology of false flags

False flags are staged events covertly planned and executed by one state or group which, by impersonating another state or group, incriminates the other in a terrible attack. An enemy is thus created where none existed. By pointing to the crime, the aggressor is able to demonize and justify war against the supposed enemy. The agenda is war.

Jan 06 17:29

Declassified Report on Russia Hacking Released, Admits No Proof of Hacking

The much anticipated declassified report on Russia election hacking is released admitting there is not proof to show any of the judgements in the report are factual.

Jan 06 15:17

Media Walks Back Secret Russia Hacking Report

Media walks back Washington Post’s claims that a leaked 50 page secret report showed Russian celebrating hacking efforts aimed at influencing the election.

Jan 06 14:02

Hundreds Of US Tanks Arrive In Europe To Support NATO Anti-Russian Buildup

As we reported yesterday, Lithuania confirmed the presence of U.S. special forces inside its territory, stating the deployment’s purpose is to train local forces and act as a deterrent against Russian aggression. Supposedly, the move is in response to a "escalation" by Vladimir Putin, who has been deploying nuke-ready missiles in the Russian province of Kaliningrad located in the heart of central Europe. This move has prompted the neighboring Baltic states to become “highly concerned” about Russian military activity.

Furthermore, sometime during the spring of 2017, NATO is expected to send battalions of 800 to 1,200 troops to each of the Baltic States and Poland. The mainstream media has even dubbed NATO’s recent buildup the alliance’s “biggest military buildup on Russia’s borders since the Cold War.” Even Great Britain will be sending fighter jets, as well as troops to Romania in order to counter Russia in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This buildup is insane, and doesn't augur well for peace in the region, or the for the world.

Jan 06 13:36

Obama's "mine" Trump: Sends to Europe launchers "Vulkan" sowing mines from helicopters

BY spokesperson for the Pentagon, leaving the Obama administration has expressed its readiness to deploy the system in Europe "Volcano", which the armed forces of the United States used since 1995 to quickly set up mines through their throws from a specially equipped helicopter, as well as from vehicle wheels and tracks .

In accordance with the concept of the system, and anti-anti-personnel mines are placed in a special multi-barrel rocket launchers mounted on the aforementioned carriers: by 960 per helicopter mines and 160 mines per vehicle, and then throw on different sides during the ride.

Such a quantity of mines to be in a fairly short period of time forming large areas of mine fields, which prevent access to potential opponents a large military facilities, and large concentrations of troops and military equipment.

The emergence of 'Volcano' in Europe can hardly lead to a radical change in the balance of power on the European continent.

Jan 06 13:21

US Puts Bin Laden's Son On Terror Blacklist

The US State Department announced Thursday it had imposed sanctions on Hamza bin Laden and designated him a global terrorist. “Hamza bin Laden is actively engaged in terrorism,” it said in a statement. The measure means he cannot use the US financial system or do business with US citizens, and any assets he may hold in areas under US jurisidiction will be frozen.

Jan 06 12:59

Yemen's Children Starve as War Drags On

As the first light of dawn trickles in through the hospital window, 19-year-old Mohammed Ali learns that his two-year-old cousin has died of hunger. But he has to remain strong for his little brother Mohannad, who could be next.

He holds his brother's hand as the five-year-old struggles to breathe, his skin stretched tight over tiny ribs. "I have already lost a cousin to malnutrition today, I can't lose my little brother," he says.

They are among countless Yemenis who are struggling to feed themselves amid a grinding civil war that has pushed the Arab world's poorest nation to the brink of famine. The family lives in a mud hut in northern Yemen, territory controlled by Shiite Houthi rebels, who are at war with government forces and a Saudi-led and U.S.-backed coalition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I was a kid, growing up, I never, in my wildest imagination, could imagine my country, the United States of America, as ever being complicit in war crimes; fast forward to 2015, and the US government sure as hell is.

Collective punishment of a population is a war crime; the Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports is making this happen, and the US government is enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

The killing and wounding of innocent non-combatants, particularly when they are children, is a war crime: the US government is enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

And if you want to know what daily life is looking like, particularly for Yemenite children, take a good, hard look at these images:

Images: children starving due to Saudi Naval blockade of Yemen

Images: Yemeni children wounded or killed from Saudi bombings

After President Trump is inaugurated, We the People need to have a very sober conversation with his administration, to see where the US government is with continuing to enable Saudi war crimes in Yemen; and I say this because at the end of the day, the only real solution to the conflict will have to be a political one.

The killing of non-combatants is a war crime.

Jan 06 11:33

US Officials Say Russia Approval of Trump Win Is ‘Evidence’ of Hacking

The “evidence” that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic Party targets ahead of the 2016 US election appears as flimsy as ever, as officials start to let out what appears to have been the cornerstone of their entire narrative, that Russia was happy Trump won the election.

Officials conceded today that the important evidence that let to their “conclusion” only came after the election was already finished, by way of explaining why they didn’t make such accusations before the vote, and the Washington Post report quotes senior officials as saying a major part of that conclusion was intercepted communications showing Russia was happy with the outcome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the editorial board of the Washington Compost: you cannot "double down" on nothing, and pretend that you actually have something, which is just what you have done with this faux "justification" of blaming Russian hackers for breaches of the DNC computers, when the FBI was refused access to the DNC's computers in the first place, after the claim of hacking went public.

FBI refused access to DNC computers "allegedly" hacked by the Russians

I think, rather than "happy" at the outcome from the Russia side, the more correct word would be "relief". They knew what was in store, should Clinton have gotten elected, and that is a three letter word, called "war".

Clinton is a card-carrying warmonger, and darling of the military industrial complex. During her campaign, look at the CVs of her advisors, and will someone tell me that ANY of them were willing to "give peace a chance"?!?

Not until pigs fly, most probably.

Hillary Clinton’s National Security Advisers Are a “Who’s Who” of the Warfare State

Clinton's Syria policy would require war with Russia

How Hillary Clinton Became a War Hawk

The warhawks and warmongers wanted her as their president, big-time, because she was in lock-step with their agenda; We the People were not.

And as a peace activist myself, I was relieved when Trump won the election; because although I don't believe he will be averse to using military action where there is no other way to get something done, I sincerely believe that he will explore all possible peaceful options before his military are directed to put our young men and women who serve in harm's way.

Clinton, on the other hand, wouldn't have given a rat's anus about those Americans killed and maimed for life, because for her, and her inner circle, it's all about the money, and wars of conquest becoming wars of personal enrichment.

Jan 06 11:13

Jordan warns of 'catastrophic' repercussions to Trump plan to move US embassy to Jerusalem

Jordan's Government spokesman has warned of "catastrophic" repercussions if US President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to move the American Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem.

Last month, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said moving the embassy to Jerusalem was a "very big priority" for the President-elect.

Such a move could affect relations between the US and regional allies, including Jordan, Information Minister Mohammed Momani said, addressing the issue publicly for the first time.

An embassy move would be a "red line" for Jordan, would "inflame the Islamic and Arab streets" and serve as a "gift to extremists", he said

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Momani is utterly correct about the impact such a move would have on the Middle East, and the cold, hard reality that it would almost surely attract more violence in Israel.

but unfortunately, the world is forced to deal with one of the most churlishly hubristic, and genocidal Israeli heads of state the world has witnessed to date, and that would be one Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu.

He welcomes violence as a pretext for war against his neighbors (and that 38 billion dollar "blank check" for military and financial Obama just wrote him, over the next 10 years, I am sure, figures prominently in his plans).

Most probably, he won't attack Iran or Syria, because of Russian support of those countries, and he knows that any radical assault will be met with an intense Russian military response.

But Lebanon?

It is known that the Israeli government would like to expropriate the Litani river in Lebanon, which, at some points in its path, is only 5 kilometers from the Israeli border.

If I were a military and/or political leader in Lebanon, I think I would have great cause for concern, as the military capabilities of Hezbollah, while formidable, are no match for those of the Israeli military.

Jan 06 09:21

Political Insanity: Outgoing President Obama’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” against Russia: US Sends 3,600 Tanks Against Russia – Massive NATO Deployment Underway

Dangerous crossroads: Is Obama intent upon waging a military operation on Russia’s border prior to the end of his presidential mandate?

This military onslaught could potentially create a fait accompli.

Jan 06 09:02

Purge the CIA

John McCain, who crashed enough US warplanes to qualify as an enemy ace,a man who almost sank the USS Forrestal,a man known as Songbird by his fellow POW's has now added treason to his list of crimes IMHO!

What will go down in history as the John McCain-Lindsey Graham dog and pony show featured plenty of thunder and lightning. McCain pressed Clapper to declare that Russia’s alleged actions were an “act of war,” but the DNI demurred, saying it’s not the intelligence community’s job to make such judgments.

Jan 05 18:40

Obama’s Legacy Is Death

If you had any doubt that Obama is trying to provoke a war before he leaves office, question it no more.

(If you’re wondering why he is so adamant to go head-to-head with Putin, here’s an in-depth analysis.)

Jan 05 14:41

The Plot THICKENS! Obama Administration Caught Lying About Something HUGE!!! Catalyst FOR WORLD WAR?

Are All These Lies Deliberately Pushed FOR WORLD WAR?!?!

First, The Washington Post released a report in which Russian hackers supposedly penetrated the U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont— as of Friday, December 30th, 2016. Although there is no evidence of Russian hacking when it comes to the U.S. power grid, the 2016 "elections," or anywhere, this is the narrative mainstream media heavily pushes...

Jan 05 12:22

US Aid Package to Israel Incentivizes War

On September 14, 2016, the United States and Israel signed a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) pledging $38 billion in “security assistance” to Israel over ten years. The agreement replaces a similar MOU signed by the Bush administration.

However, the Obama administration claimed two key differences on its MOU web page. First, Israel is not allowed to lobby Congress for hundreds of millions in additional funds from its embassy and US affinity organizations. Second, more of the ten-year allotment must be spent on US military contractors rather than inside Israel. However, “escape clauses” in the written agreement – which the White House never released – make such limitations unlikely. Most worrying, the MOU dangles Israel a blank check if it launches war on its neighbors, while continuing to provide the IDF with the free food and fuel it would need to sustain such a conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama should have known better than to have signed off on this deal; and if he thought, for one second, that Israel would use this money for defensive, rather than offensive, military operations, he was being dangerously naive, and indulging in what can only be characterised as "magical thinking".

The nation of Israel just cannot get along with nearly any countries in its neighborhood; and potentially, Israel may well use this money toward waging wars on neighboring countries it thinks it can get away with attacking, potentially like Lebanon, which is no where nearly as militarily capable as is Israel.

Jan 05 11:56

Talk Grows in U.S. of Possibility of Military Strikes on North Korea

Talk is growing in the United States of the possibility of using military strikes to take out North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities after the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, threatened he’s close to testing a long-range missile apparently capable of hitting the U.S.

Kim said in his New Year’s Day address that the communist nation has reached the final stage of preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile. The remark was seen as a thinly veiled threat that Pyongyang is close to developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the continental U.S.

The threat appears to have stoked genuine fears of security among Americans, with reporters bombarding the Defense Department with questions of what the U.S. is going to do about the North’s missile, including whether it’s going to shoot it down or even launch a preemptive strike before it’s fired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is one very critical word left out of this debate; that word is "China".

I would like to very politely remind those who think that a massive, pre-emptive attack on North Korea would be a "good thing" of the following:

The Sino-North Korean Mutual Aid and Cooperation Friendship Treaty was a treaty signed on July 11, 1961 between North Korea and the People's Republic of China.

This treaty includes military aid.

China's military has been doing a great deal of incredible weapons development in the last couple of years; it is a nuclear-capable country, and its jets have the ability to reach the US for tactical bombing runs, should Chinese leadership want to do that.

And in December of last year, this happened:

China to give Philippines $14mn in guns, offers $500mn long-term loan

So, rather than sabre-rattling, once Trump is inaugurated, there should be some very discreet, brutally honest, back-channel discussions with the Chinese leadership about what, other than an outright military strike, the US, and China could do, in concert, to get North Korea and Kim Jung Un back to the negotiating tables to talk peace and trade guarantees, in exchange for giving up its nuclear weapons program.

And now would be an excellent time to do this, because in many Beijing's inner circle now consider China's relationship with North Korea to be infinitely more of a liability than an asset, because of its dogged insistence on continuing its nuclear weapons programs, even after UN sanctions against it, which China supported last November:

Toughest UN sanctions yet to cost North Korea $800 million

Jan 04 16:38

Worse Than ISIS & Nuclear Bomb? Mosul Dam At Risk From Ongoing Military Offensive

French president Francois Hollande has arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to meet French troops helping government forces battle Islamic State.

Jan 04 16:37

Learn ‘Terrorism First Aid’ In Case Of An Attack, Public Told

Britons are being urged to learn “terrorism first aid” in the event they are caught up in an attack.

Military medics from CitizenAID have developed a phone app and pocketbook designed to coach people in how to provide potentially life-saving treatment before the arrival of emergency services.

Jan 04 16:09

‘We Invented The Tank!’ British Pride Sank German Arms Deal

Britain’s fragile ego is said to have thwarted a deal to buy German tanks for fear of bad press, despite the fact that purchasing Leopard 2 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) would have guaranteed ten years of extra service life.

Jan 04 15:42

Children Of War: Stories Of Young Syrians Living Through Cruel Conflict

A nationwide ceasefire has been holding in war-torn Syria. The deal was brokered by Moscow and Ankara and passed by the UN Security Coucil last week.

Jan 04 15:01

Can Trump And Putin Avert Cold War II?

In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland’s Eastern shore.

Jan 04 13:10

Lithuania confirms presence of US special forces as a ‘deterrence against Russian aggression’

Vilnius has confirmed that an American Special Forces contingent is stationed in Lithuania to bolster the training of the Baltic state’s own commandos and to serve as a deterrence against potential “Russian aggression.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Vietnam all over. Send in "advisers" and start shooting!

Jan 04 12:47

Obama Sends U.S. Special Operations Forces To Russian Border

This week, reports confirmed that President Obama has sent U.S. Special Operations Troops to the Russian border to assist NATO allies against feared Russian aggression. NATO members along the border have accused their neighbor of “aggressive military posturing” as Russia has reportedly deployed anti-ship missiles in the Russian city of Kaliningrad. Fears of Putin planning for an annexation of these tiny former-Soviet Union territories has implored the Obama administration to send troops to the border to keep an eye on Moscow aggression. Lithuania has confirmed that the United States is currently present in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NATO is positioned for a blitzkrieg into Russia at the first false-flag.

Jan 04 12:19

SAA’s Offensive In Western Damascus Continues, Reportedly Reaching The Gates Of Militant-Held Area

The offensive was launched on December 24 after Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra Front) militants refused to leave the area disarmed.

Jan 04 11:39

Pentagon To Reimburse Paid Back Bonuses Mistakenly Sent To 17k Soldiers

The Pentagon is promising to help about 17,000 soldiers who were ordered to repay reenlistment bonuses they unknowingly received illegally. Soldiers are owing at least $15,000 each, having been misled over their eligibility for the bonuses.

On Tuesday, acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Peter Levine, announced the Pentagon would reimburse soldiers who were forced to repay reenlistment bonuses their superiors had promised them, despite the soldiers being ineligible.

Jan 04 08:46

On Loving Another Country

Trump better be for America first, second and last!

During the campaign Donald Trump declared his love for Israel, but as George Washington warned, such sentiments should have no place in statecraft.

Jan 04 08:12

Liberate the Whistleblowers Now

The only test to determine if one qualifies for heroic whistleblower status is whether or not more people were affected positively than negatively.

The Founding Fathers knew exactly the heroism and personal self-sacrifice of those who gave up their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for the sake of freedom for all.

Jan 04 07:54

Obama’s Administration Sold More Weapons Than Any Other Since World War II

President Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, will leave office in a few weeks with the dubious honor of having sold more weapons than any other American president since World War II.

Jan 04 07:38

Behind The Scenes Is The Real Play: “There Is Always A Hidden Agenda If You Dig Deeply Enough To Find It”

The roots of a problem (especially relating to the United States) always lie within facts that are intentionally either redacted or obfuscated to remove true responsibility for those actions.

Jan 04 07:12

Good News: Washington Frozen Out of Syria Peace Plan

As the US mainstream media obsessed last week about Russia's supposed “hacking” of the US elections and President Obama’s final round of Russia sanctions in response, something very important was taking place under the media radar. As a result of a meeting between foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Turkey last month, a ceasefire in Syria has been worked out and is being implemented. So far it appears to be holding, and after nearly six years of horrible warfare the people of Syria are finally facing the possibility of rebuilding their lives.

What is so important about this particular ceasefire? It was planned, agreed to, and implemented without the participation of the United States Government.

Jan 03 15:56

US Special Operations Troop Deployments In Africa Surged In 2016

At the close of 2016, Africa saw a dramatic surge in the number of US Special Operation forces deployed across the continent. Since 2006, the US military has increased its operations in Africa from just 1 percent of overall global Special Operations to more than 17 percent.

Jan 03 14:50

British Military’s Online Trolling Unit Fails To Attract Enough Recruits

The British military’s secretive internet trolling unit has failed to meet its recruitment targets despite a high-profile campaign, according to new figures.

Freedom of information requests by the Register show that the much-hyped unit is 40 percent understrength.

Jan 03 13:43

U.S. To Build A “Weaponized Narrative” Into The Future of War

By Nicholas West

A new project has been announced by Arizona State University’s Center on the Future of War and think tank New America. This collaboration has created a subset within ASU titled, “The Weaponized Narrative Initiative.” Two Co-directors, Brad Allenby and Joel Garreau, have penned a must-read opinion piece at Defense One, wherein they have employed the Orwellian catchphrase of “weaponized narrative” to replace what’s commonly known as propaganda...

Jan 03 13:42

How Your New Smartphone Funds Africa's Deadliest War

The minerals used to power your smartphone are helping fund Africa's deadliest war. How is the world fighting this conflict-funded industry?

Jan 03 12:18

The Absolutely Essential Distinction: Wars Of Aggression Are Not Equivalent To Wars Of Self-Defense

War is an abomination. War is anathema. However, not all forms of war are the same. To understand war, and to assign culpability with clear conscience for the war and its outcomes, it is absolutely critical to differentiate between waging wars of aggression and wars of self-defense. One form of warfare, self-defense, is brought about by the imposition of the other form, war of aggression. Hence, any artificial equivalency is unacceptable between the two forms of war or between/among the warring parties.

Jan 03 09:27

Arms Trade Treaty Falling Down In Yemen

Two years after the UN Arms Trade Treaty entered into force, many of the governments which championed the treaty are failing to uphold it, especially when it comes to the conflict in Yemen.

“In terms of implementation, the big disappointment is Yemen,” Anna Macdonald, Director of Control Arms, a civil society organisation dedicated to the treaty, told IPS.

Jan 03 07:40

SITTING DUCKS? ALL ACTIVE U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS CURRENTLY SITTING IN PORT AGAINST PROTOCOL

In what can only be described as a disproportionate appropriation of U.S. Navy assets, a blatant breach of standard protocol, and a possible set up for a false flag operation — the entire U.S. Navy aircraft carrier group, 10 active carriers, have returned to port and are now all sitting ducks.

Jan 03 06:58

Globalists Reveal Alarming Predictions FOR 2017!!! Are The Elite Preparing FOR WAR?

On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) released a very cryptic publication — detailing their top international "concerns" for 2017.

Jan 02 17:28

2016: The Year of Russia’s Triumph – The Saker

2016 has been a fantastic year for Russia. Putin’s policy of slow, low-key and deliberate move and counter-move has proven to be extremely effective.

Just like European maps place Europe in the center of the planet, so do most western commentators look at the past year from a US/Europe-centered perspective. Which is fair enough. Furthermore, the AngloZionist Empire has just suffered two major disasters, the Brexit and the election of Trump.

The credit for the election of Donald Trump goes first and foremost to the American people to whom I sincerely believe the entire planet owe a heartfelt and loud “THANK YOU!!!!!”.

Not only did the British people defy the Empire and vote for a Brexit, but now the Imperial Homeland has “backstabbed” them by electing a patriot who is not interested in maintaining the global empire (or so he says, at least for the time being).

Jan 02 13:12

Pentagon Warns North Korea Against Testing Nuclear-Capable Missile

The United States government has warned North Korea against carrying out any “provocative actions,” after Pyongyang said it was putting the final touches on a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US mainland.

The Pentagon issued a toughly worded statement on Sunday, asking “all states” to react and show the North that its actions would have “consequences.”

Jan 02 13:04

Taiwan: Ignorance, Danger Of War And A High School Nazi Parade

At the end of December 2016, both Taiwan and the world were shaken to the core, when images appeared in the local press and online, depicting students parading in Nazi uniforms proudly raising their hands in salute, an act banned in most countries of the world. Mail Online reported:

A SCHOOL IN TAIWAN HAS BEEN CONDEMNED AFTER STUDENTS WAVED NAZI FLAGS AND SHOUTED ‘SIEG HEIL’ AS TEACHERS STOOD BY SALUTING THEM. THE IMAGES WERE TAKEN AT HSINCHU KUANG FU HIGH SCHOOL IN WESTERN TAIWAN WHERE A HISTORY TEACHER CAN BE SEEN DRESSED AS ADOLF HITLER.

Jan 02 09:04

Putin’s Bear to Obama’s Turkey

Putin's stoic statesmanship speaks for itself.

Not for the first time, the contrast in character between Putin and Obama was illustrated in the latest diplomatic spat over alleged Russian hacking.

For one thing, Putin’s gracious magnanimity always in the face of American provocations shows the Russian leader to be a fine statesman and human being; whereas Obama looks like a pathetic, cheap nonentity.

President Putin made a surprise attack:

He said that his government would not take retaliatory measures. Indeed, he went further by offering seasonal goodwill greetings to President Obama, his family and the people of America, as well as repeating invitations to the children of accredited US diplomats in Russia to festivities being held at the Kremlin.

Jan 02 08:58

Russia Delays Retaliation – Trump: “Great Move” By “Very Smart” Putin – Special Report

The bad losers Democrats are STILL shell shocked about the fact that they lost and are throwing a temper tantrum, trying to cloud President-elect Trump’s incoming policies.

The Truth is that the US as a nation need to now move past the NeoCon era, the warmonger era...

Jan 02 08:47

Obama Plans New Year War With Russia Within 20 Days

The elites who control America are going all out on a plan to start a war with Russia and stonewall Donald Trump before he takes office in January.

Jan 01 22:27

No US carrier at sea leaves gap in Middle East

Further attribution on the Carrier Task Force stand-down. If you have debunking articles, please link to them.

Jan 01 16:53

ISIS Aims To Launch ‘Mass-Casualty Chemical Attacks’ In UK – Security Minister

Islamic State militants are keen to launch “mass-casualty attacks” on targets in the UK, as well as overseas, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace said, adding that the terrorists have “no moral objection to using chemical weapons.”

“The ambition of IS or Daesh [Arabic acronym of Islamic State] is definitely mass-casualty attacks,” Wallace said in an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, adding that “they want to harm as many people as possible and terrorize as many people as possible.”

Jan 01 11:08

What is Henry Kissinger Up To? — Paul Craig Roberts

Until Trump relegates 'the neocons' to the ideological backwaters, Russia and China had best hold on to their strategic alliance.

Kissinger, an old cold warrior, is working to use Trump’s commitment to better relations with Russia in order to separate Russia from its strategic alliance with China.

China’s military buildup is a response to US provocations against China and US claims to the South China Sea as an area of US national interests. China does not intend to attack the US and certainly not Russia.

Jan 01 10:51

Back to the Future: From the USSR to the Eurasian Century

Get ready, because the thick of the action starts now.

The 2008 casino capitalism-provoked financial crisis, plus the American “resolve” to remake the so-called Greater Middle East through wars of choice, regime change and covert ops miserably failed.

As we wait for the dawn of the Trump era – an almost intergalactic geopolitical question mark – what’s certain is that the War Party US deep state won’t admit defeat. And the key geopolitical riddle to be answered is how strident internal American tensions will deal with the hub of progressive Eurasia integration: Russia, China and Iran.

Jan 01 08:53

Gunman Kills At Least 39 In Attack On Istanbul Nightclub

A gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene.

Some people jumped into the Bosphorus waters to save themselves after the attacker opened fire at random in the Reina nightclub just over an hour into the new year. Officials spoke of a single attacker but some reports, including on social media, suggested there may have been more.

The attack shook NATO member Turkey as it tries to recover from a failed July coup and a series of deadly bombings in cities including Istanbul and the capital Ankara, some blamed on Islamic State and others claimed by Kurdish militants.
The Hurriyet newspaper cited witnesses as saying the attackers shouted in Arabic as they opened fire at Reina.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, condolences to the families and friends of those where were slain here, and prayers for those wounded, that they get the best of care, and recover soon.

But this attack follows an all-too-familiar, and terrifying, pattern; a gunman (or gunmen) enters a crowded place, and start killing people at random, then disappears into the night.

So I have to ask, in a very cold-blooded way, cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

Jihadists, attempting to destabilise Turkey?!? Or the Turkish government itself, because now, as after the failed coup in July, they have an even larger "justification" for clamping down on human rights, and minorities?!? Or an attempt by Western nations to destabilise Turkey, because it sees, and feels,Turkey's shifting to become more Russia-Centric?!?

As reported at the atlantic.com last month:

For weeks, the main shopping areas of Turkey’s capital city have been eerily vacant. On October 29, the U.S. government advised family members of embassy staff to leave the country, while other nations sent out warnings, recommending their citizens avoid streets with high foot traffic throughout the month of December, in response to intelligence indicating a likely attack by the Islamic State. With two bombings and one assassination over the past ten days, everyone expected an attack of some sort in Ankara. But few would have predicted the form it would take, when, on Monday night, a 22-year-old police officer named Melvut Mert Altintas gunned down Andrey Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey. “God is great!” he shouted in Arabic, and “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” in Turkish, as he stood over Karlov’s motionless body. For months, Turkey has been unraveling. Shortly after the attempted coup of July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government announced a state of emergency to remove any lingering threats from supporters of Fethullah Gulen, the exiled religious and political leader who the state blames for orchestrating the failed putsch, as well as people affiliated with the Kurdish movement. Mass purges touched nearly all job sectors, with education and the state judicial system taking the biggest hits. Anyone suspected of a crime could be held for 30 days without charge in detention centers where inmates are reportedly being tortured. RELATED STORY Flag-wrapped coffin of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov is carried to a plane during a ceremony at Esenboga airport in Ankara, Turkey on December 20, 2016. 'Russia Through Turks' Eyes' Even the most mundane rituals changed. An extra security check was installed in airports, just after the second set of x-ray machines, where Turkish citizens—as opposed to foreigners—are closely monitored. In the corners of once-bustling restaurants, the prospect of civil war with the Kurds is a common topic of discussion; the slowing economy is another, as the Turkish lira breaks its own record lows against the U.S. dollar from one week to the next. A vacuum salesman told me he no longer made a profit at the current exchange rate; a wine seller said he’s on the verge of closing his shop.

We cannot know for certain who orchestrated this crime; but my sense, right now, is that it was an outside state actor of some kind, who has a goal of completely destabilising the Turkish government.

Dec 31 13:14

The Same Idiots Who Pushed the Iraq War Are Now Stirring Up Hysteria About Russia

The propaganda about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction was one of the most blatant examples of “fake news” in American history.

Now, many of the same idiots who pushed the Iraq war lies are stirring up hysteria about Russia.

Dec 31 08:08

Senator John McCain Demands “Act of War” Against Russia…

Some things never change. In full alignment with President Obama, the ever faithful war monger Senator John McCain calls for a declaration of war against Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Dec 30 14:39

Middle East Now Without a US Carrier

The Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group chopped out of the European theater of operations Dec. 26 and headed home to Norfolk after months of operating in the Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean, where the strike jets of Carrier Air Wing 3 flew hundreds of missions against Islamic State group targets in Syria and Iraq. The homecoming is set for Dec. 30 — two days shy of the Navy’s stated goal of bringing the group home in seven months.

US carrier groups regularly relieve each other in theater, often handing off duties within sight of the other in the Arabian Gulf or Arabian Sea. But this time, no carrier is in the Eisenhower’s wake.

Dec 30 13:59

No More Holiday Gifts for Repressive Regimes

While the world has been transfixed on the epic tragedy in Syria, another tragedy – a hidden one – has been consuming the children of Yemen.

Battered by the twin evils of war and hunger, every 10 minutes a child in Yemen dies from malnutrition, diarrhea, or respiratory-tract infections, UNICEF reports. And without immediate medical attention, over 400,000 kids suffering from severe acute malnutrition could die, too.

Why are so many of Yemen’s children going hungry and dying?

Since 2014, Yemen has been wracked by a civil war – a war that’s been exacerbated by intervention from Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally. Since 2015, the Saudis have been pounding this nation, the poorest in the Middle East, with cluster bombs and explosives.

And the US has been helping, selling the Saudis advanced weapons and providing intelligence and logistical support.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I didn't think, when I was a kid growing up, that I would ever consider the government of my country complicit in war crimes; unfortunately, it is a well-documented reality right now. And the following images demonstrate, very clearly, what daily life is like in Yemen these days: (warning: very graphic)

Images: Yemeni children wounded and killed by Saudi bombings

Images: Yemeni children starving due to Saudi port Blockade

Dec 30 12:39

VETERAN DIES WITH MAGGOTS IN WOUNDS, 4 VA STAFF MEMBERS RESIGN IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS

A veteran died after live maggots were found in his infected wounds.

A 73-year-old veteran, Owen Reese Peterson, died after being treated at a veterans’ hospital in rural Oklahoma for several weeks. The Talihina Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed that Peterson had live maggots in his wounds prior to his death in October.

The director of the Department, Myles Deering, confirmed this but also stated that Peterson’s death was not related to the maggots and that he instead died of sepsis.

Peterson entered the facility with an infection that needed serious treatment and wound up with sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication with an infection. Raymie Parker, who was Peterson’s son, told Tulsa World,

“During the 21 days I was there… I pled with the medical staff, the senior medical staff, to increase his meds so his bandages could be changed. I was met with a stonewall for much of that time.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The entire staff of this facility should be fired, and those responsible for this man's care charged with manslaughter.

The rest of the patients should be transferred to other VA facilities, where they might get some semblance of reasonable care.

But for this to be happening to even one of our Vets is utterly inexcusable.

Although I hate, and abhor, the wars which cause our Vets injury; that having been said, I firmly believe that they should be afforded the same level of care that Dick Cheney gets: they have earned it.

Dec 30 08:43

World War III Has Begun....Trump Tweets Can Stop WWIII

The war of the future will not be fought on the battlefields of yore, but in the minds and across the airwaves.

Dec 30 07:36

Selling Death: US Weapons Kill a Yemeni Child Every 10 Minutes

While the world has been transfixed on the epic tragedy in Syria, another tragedy — a hidden one — has been consuming the children of Yemen.

Battered by the twin evils of war and hunger, every 10 minutes a child in Yemen dies from malnutrition, diarrhea, or respiratory-tract infections, UNICEF reports. And without immediate medical attention, over 400,000 kids suffering from severe acute malnutrition could die, too.

Why are so many of Yemen’s children going hungry and dying?

Dec 30 07:28

Obama incites second Cold War with Russia, acts on unproven allegations

Outgoing President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over unsubstantiated allegations that they were involved in hacking during the 2016 presidential election.

Dec 30 07:13

BREAKING: OBAMA MAKES DEAL WITH SAUDI ARABIA TO ALLOW THEIR ISIS SOLDIERS TO RETREAT TO SAFETY

In September 2014, the then Director of the US National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Matthew Olsen, said Islamic State controlled an area similar in size to the United Kingdom, or about 210,000 square kilometers (81,000 sq. miles).

A year later, the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) declared that IS frontlines in much of northern and central Iraq and northern Syria had been pushed back significantly by U.S led air strikes and ground operations. The DoD estimated that IS had lost approximately 30-37% of what it controlled in August 2014, and 5-10% in Syria.

Even at that point, critics accused America of not telling the truth about their attacks on IS. Some suggested that Obama might be deliberately hindering the efforts because of his relationship with the terror organization.

Dec 30 06:47

WIKILEAKS: Obama May Have Violated Vienna Convention by Expelling Russians

Wikileaks released a series of tweets this afternoon following the latest move by Obama. Wikileaks says Obama many have violated the Vienna Convention by expelling the Russian diplomats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 30 06:37

OBAMA HELLBENT ON WW3 WITH RUSSIA TO TOPPLE TRUMP VICTORY

Obama To Start Huge War To Block Trump Policies

Dec 29 22:14

Here's What Russia Had to Say About Obama, Hacking Accusations, and US Sanctions

President Obama and the US Congress have taken drastic measures to provoke Russia during the last days of the administration. They've accused Russia of interfering with the election in an attempt to delegitimize Trump's election and they kicked 35 Russian diplomats and their families out of the US today.

Congressmen on both sides of the aisle are chomping at the bit, positively salivating over the idea of war with Russia. Today, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed his support of Obama's actions.

Here is Russia's response.

Dec 29 15:57

John McCain Calls For Permanent U.S. Military Presence In The Baltic States

Speaking from Riga, Latvia, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham called for a permanent U.S. military presence in the Baltic States in order to deter Russian aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here are your rifles...

Dec 29 15:29

Obama amends 2015 executive order to ‘counter malicious cyber-enabled activities that undermine democratic processes or institutions’

Executive Order 13694 originally enacted on April 1, 2015 was amended Thursday “in order to take additional steps to deal with the national emergency with respect to significant malicious cyber-enabled activities declared […] in view of the increasing use of such activities to undermine democratic processes or institutions.”

Dec 29 14:37

Japan minister visits controversial shrine honoring war dead after Pearl Harbor trip

Japan's defense minister visited a controversial shrine to Japan's war dead on Thursday, just after accompanying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a historic visit to Pearl Harbor, where Japan's attack brought the United States into World War Two.

Television footage showed a smiling Tomomi Inada in a black jacket and skirt arriving at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japanese who lost their lives in the country's wars, including several leaders executed for war crimes.

Visits to the shrine by prominent Japanese officials anger neighbors China and South Korea, which consider Yasukuni a symbol of Japan's militarism and a reminder of its wartime atrocities.

China and South Korea again voiced their disapproval on Thursday, with China saying it would make "solemn representations" to Japan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Japanese Defense Minister Inada; right after the Pearl Harbor visit, the optics of a visit to the Yasukuni Shrine was just...ugly, geopolitically, and insensitive; and I am utterly gobsmacked that you didn't understand this.

Can you please tell Japanese voters just what you intended to signal, with this trip?!? Because I sure as heck do not understand what this is all about.

I do, absolutely, understand why governmental spokespeople from China and South Korea expressed their displeasure so publicly with this trip.

The dynamic future of Asia has to be built on countries in the Asia/Pacific region working together, and collaborating, and building strength, economically and socially, through peaceful trade.

Dec 29 14:24

Obama’s drone war is a black mark on his legacy that cannot be ignored

President Obama’s last weeks in office have been marked by a series of exit interviews, conversations that are often as inherently fascinating as any discussion with a man soon to quit the most powerful job on the globe must be.

In one such interview, a thought-provoking piece from The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, Obama raised the issue of drone warfare, which has become a signature policy of his administration:

“The truth is that this technology really began to take off right at the beginning of my presidency. And it wasn’t until about a year, year and a half in where I began to realize that the Pentagon and our national-security apparatus and the CIA were all getting too comfortable with the technology as a tool to fight terrorism, and not being mindful enough about how that technology is being used and the dangers of a form of warfare that is so detached from what is actually happening on the ground.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Extrajudicial assassinations cannot be tolerated or "normalized" by any civilized country, as a way to wage warfare, while simultaneously priding itself on being a country which is governed by the rule of law.

The two, rule of law, and extrajudicial assassinations, are mutually, and morally exclusive.

President Obama, of course, just doesn't want to see this, and has "lawyered up" with people who have been ordered to give him "legal cover" for these assassinations but what I am saying is the absolute, honest, if uncomfortable truth.

And in terms of practical effect, the consequences are that people who have their children, wives, moms, aunties and grandparents, murdered in this way, are going to find jihad against western assets and elements very attractive.

In fact, sometimes, I have to wonder if these extrajudicial assassinations are actually done simply to keep military conflicts in which the US military is enmeshed around the world, continuing and expanding, keeping the military-industrial complex happy.

Dec 29 13:13

Get Ready, America: Russia's Lethal Su-35 Fighter Is Now Part of China's Air Force

Russia has apparently delivered an initial batch of four advanced Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E jet fighters to China.

The aircraft appropriately arrived at the People's Liberation Army Air Force training center in Cangzhou, in China’s Hebei province, on Christmas day from the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) plant in Russia according to the BMPB blog—which is produced by Centre for the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow.

Dec 29 13:12

US announces retaliation against Russia over election-related hacking

President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.

The State Department also has kicked out 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco, giving them and their families 72 hours to leave the U.S. The diplomats were declared persona non grata for acting in a "manner inconsistent with their diplomatic status."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Expulsions and sanctions are meaningless after January 20th. Between now and then, possibly this weekend, there will be a false-flag, possibly the take-down of the internet (to silence all those pesky truth-tellers) and Russia will be blamed, followed by an attack.

Dec 29 12:53

US Denies It Created ISIS, Accuses Turkey Of Spreading "Fake News"

Two days ago, Turkey's outspoken president Erdogan, now grudgingly pivoting into the Russian sphere of influence and away from NATO, accused the US of supporting and arming ISIS and said he has "confirmed evidence" to back up his claim: "They give support to terrorist groups including ISIS" Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara on Tuesday, adding that US coalition forces "give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It's very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos."

Naturally, the US could not possibly let this allegation go without responding, which it did on Wednesday when it denied Erdogan's allegations, and accusing Turkey of spreading "fake news."

Dec 29 12:42

U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats, closes two compounds: official

The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

The move against the diplomats from the Russian embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco is part of a series of actions announced on Thursday to punish Russia for a campaign of intimidation of American diplomats in Moscow and interference in the U.S. election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government is going to start a war with Russia and push it past the point of no return before Trump can take office.

Dec 29 12:39

Washington Warmongers Make 11th Hour Attempt To Start a War With Russia

In the final days of Barack Obama's presidency, the warmongers in Washington, DC are hell-bent on causing as much chaos as possible. If they don't manage to start a war with Russia before Donald Trump is sworn in, it won't be for lack of trying.

The Military Industrial Complex stands to profit by billions of dollars if this comes to fruition. War is very profitable for politicians and their corporate cronies, but for the rest of us, it would inflict a heavy toll.

Two Republicans, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and a Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, all voiced their support for action to be taken against Russia for "meddling with the presidential election" in November. The three are currently on a tour of NATO countries near Russia's western border.

Dec 29 09:48

Fifth Anniversary of NDAA “Indefinite Detention”

On December 31, 2011, New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed into law the most constitutionally damaging law in American history, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. This New Year’s Eve we note its 5th Anniversary. Previous annual appropriations bills funding national defense were mostly procedural but it was the addition of two sections, buried deep within the over 600 page document, that potentially gutted the Bill of Rights for American citizens thought by the President to be assisting the enemy, that so upset constitutionalists and libertarians.

Dec 29 09:16

RUSSIAN ALLIES DISCUSS SPLITTING SYRIA INTO 3 DE-FACTO STATES TO END CIVIL WAR “

Russia, Turkey, and Iran are reportedly discussing splitting Syria into three autonomous sub-states in a final deal to end the ongoing Syrian civil war, Reuters reports.

The three sub-states would be regionally autonomous and nominally remain under the power of a federal administrative system. This federal system would retain Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in the beginning, before a less divisive figure took the helm. Assad’s religious sect, Shiite Alawites, would remain in charge of the federal system and have their own zone of influence under the terms of the deal.

The Syrian proposal hearkens back to Vice President Joe Biden’s 2006 proposal to split Iraq into three autonomous sub-states in lieu of pursuing the 2007 troop surge. Biden termed the proposal, “Unity through Autonomy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The absolute, dysfunctional, and colossal "failure of imagination" the US government demonstrated, in their lust for regime change in Damascus, is scarily amazing, and shows, yet again, that those Americans in government are pathologically incapable of thinking any scenario through to its potential conclusions.

And the ultimate outcomes of this war against the Syrian government, could have played out many ways; there wasn't just one possibility of resolution here.

And yet, no one in DC saw, for one moment, that the potential for Russian and Iranian involvement would be game-changers which would not give them the outcome they desired.

Dec 28 14:58

Turkish President Erdogan Claims He Has “Confirmed Evidence” US-led Forces Supported ISIS

Obviously Erdogan feels the US has screwed Turkey over to be suddenly changing his tune. Actually, he’s been acting different towards his “allies” ever since Turkey accused the US of being behind the failed coup attempt and took over the Incirlik US air base.

Dec 28 14:56

MSNBC Warns That Trump’s Comments Could “Literally” Trigger Nuclear War

You have to feel sorry for anyone who truly believes MSNBC is delivering “news” and not propaganda… those people have got to be living in a waking nightmare where we’re all going to spend the next 1,460 days walking on eggshells to “literally” avoid nuclear war, and all because Trump has vocal chords.

Dec 28 10:34

Behind the Real US Strategic Blunder in Syria

President Barack Obama has long been under fire from the US national security elite and the media for failing to intervene aggressively against the Assad regime.

But the real strategic blunder was not that Barack Obama didn’t launch yet another war in Syria, but that he decided to go along with the ambitions of America’s Sunni allies to create and arm a Syrian opposition army to overthrow the regime in the first place.

Now a former Obama administration official who is knowledgeable on the internal discussions on Syria policy, speaking to this writer on condition of anonymity, has shed new light on how and why that fateful decision was made.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact this account is true, President's Obama's catastrophic failure regarding Syria, and that of his entire team, was a pathological inability to think through a scenario to its potential logical conclusions.

There was no "single way" in which the war in Syria could have ended; there were multiple possibilities, and that Obama and his team didn't understand that, has grave implications for other huge foreign policy failures on the part of his administration, which President-Elect Trump will now inherit and have to clean up.

Dec 28 10:13

PUTIN'S HIT TEAMS OF "CHECHEN KILLERS" HEAD FOR SYRIA

Having recently won the crucial battle for Aleppo, which has changed the layout of the ongoing Syrian proxy war between the Assad regime (with the Kremlin's backing), and "rebel" forces including various Al-Qaeda elements (supported by the US-led alliance), hardly content with this crucial victory Russian president Vladimir Putin is only just getting started, and as the Daily Beast confirms reports that had previously circulated in the Russian press, dozens of highly trained "Chechen killer" Russian special military units in red berets are being transported to Syria. Their mission there is largely a mystery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Putin is calling in his best to handle mop-up operations of any jihadist organisations stupid enough to remain in Syria at this time.

Dec 28 08:31

Obama Set To Announce Economic Sanctions And "Covert Cyber Ops" Against Russia For "Election Hacking"

Just a week after Obama held a press conference announcing that he sent a stern warning to Vladamir Putin regarding his alleged "election hacking" efforts (see "Obama Told Putin To "Cut It Out" On Hacking"), the Washington Post is reporting that the Obama administration is close to announcing a series of economic sanctions and other measures to punish Russia for its "interference" in the 2016 presidential election. Quoting "U.S. officials," WaPo said that an announcement from the Obama administration could come as early as this week and would likely include "covert cyber operations."

Dec 27 15:40

British Generals and Military Advisers in Syria to Recruit Retreating Aleppo Terrorists

A group of British Generals and military advisors have arrived in Syria to recruit and train the terrorist groups which have withdrawn from Aleppo, a Russian daily reported.
The Izvestia newspaper reported that UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon had earlier said that 20 British military instructors have already arrived in Syria to “restore the combat capability of units of the moderate opposition which has retreated from Aleppo”.

Earlier reports, in October, said that Britain had sent its military experts to Syria before Aleppo’s liberation by the Syrian army to train the fresh terrorists for combat, first medical aid and defuse bombs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Izvestia is usually pretty no-nonsense about what they report; however, IF these reports are true, this "mission" had to have been signed off on at the highest level of the British government.

So, IF these reports are true, this a clear, and thoroughly disturbing, revelation that the British government, from Prime Minister May on down, has collectively lost their mind to the point where they believe that a war with Russia over Syria is a perfectly acceptable outcome of these actions, in order to regime change Damascus.

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!

Dec 27 14:42

Can Laws the Globalist Made Be Used to take Down New World Order’s Treasonous Subversives Under a Trump Administration?

All I can say to our next President. Even though we want him to be tough taking down the traitors and criminals who have undermined our constitutional republic by hook and by crook. We also have to remind the Attorney General and the President that there is a presumption of innocence for the accused no matter how repulsive they are to the American people. They are entitled to the same constitutional rights to a speedy public and fair trial with a jury of their peers with the right to assistance of counsel for a vigorous defense as we enjoy. If we attack their rights, We attack our own meaning we will fall into the pit we are digging too. We must not forget that ever.

History will judge us not by the outcome. But in the way we carry it out. So we must take the moral high ground so we set a good example for future generation to come and not stoop to their globalist level when dealing with these traitors.

Dec 27 13:35

Turkey Announces Proof U.S. is Supporting ISIS

Turkey’s President set to release confirmed evidence with pictures, photos and videos proving the United States supporting ISIS.

Dec 27 10:39

While Americans Were Celebrating The Christmas Holidays OBAMA Was Busy Working Against Us, Infuriating China Over Taiwan, And Further Arming Of Syrian Rebels Leading Russia To Declare It As A Hostile Act!

I imagine you are wondering why I said Obama was working against the American people by signing in the 2017 Defense Bill. I will explain. This is a huge bill, and he worked in the a provision to establish as US “ministry of truth” and media propaganda.

Dec 27 10:34

CBS Reveals The True Origin of ISIS

CBS news reports on the true origin ISIS and how “direct” action funded and armed the terrorists rebels in Syria to launch a 30 year war.

Dec 26 12:28

The Good That Trump Could Do – Robert Parry

Trump Challenge

Can Trump withstand the barrage of slings and arrows if he rejects the neocons’ “regime change” ambitions?

Eight years ago, President Barack Obama had a similar opportunity but chose to accommodate the Establishment and empower the neocons and liberal hawks...

Dec 26 10:17

CBS: Facts National Media Isn’t Telling You About Aleppo

CBS news reports on the facts the national media isn’t telling the public about Syria’s fight against ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists.

Dec 26 10:16

CIA has interfered with over 81 foreign elections in the past century

These acts, carried out in secret two-thirds of the time, include funding the election campaigns of specific parties, disseminating misinformation and propaganda...

The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election (with absolutely zero evidence) by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing emails.

But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar things.

Dec 26 10:16

Video: ISIS Burns Alive 2 Chained Turkish Soldiers in Aleppo

Syria rebel terrorists, members of ISIS, have released a video of two Turkish soldiers being burned alive following the fall of Aleppo.

Dec 26 10:15

“ISIS Fighter” With Gun and Flag Walks Through German Border Checkpoint

A Danish man, dressed as an ISIS fighter carrying a fake gun and the ISIS flag, walks across a Danish German border checkpoint.

Dec 26 07:46

Okinawa governor rescinds action against US base relocation

The governor of Okinawa has reportedly rescinded an action against the relocation of a US airbase, despite being an extremely vocal critic against the presence of American troops on the Japanese island, according to sources cited by Kyodo News.

Governor Takeshi Onaga's apparent decision follows his defeat last week in a lawsuit filed by the central government over a plan to move the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station from Ginowan to the less-populated area of Henoko, in Nago.

Japan’s Supreme Court found that it was illegal for Onaga to revoke the approval granted by his predecessor, Hirokazu Nakaima, for land reclamation required to build replacement runways at the new base.

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