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Oct 25 10:20

Judge Orders 3 USS Cole Defense Lawyers to Guantanamo After They Quit

Attorneys Rick Kammen, Rosa Eliades and Mary Spears quit their jobs Oct. 11 as lawyers for the man accused of orchestrating al-Qaida's warship attack. They obtained permission to do so from the chief defense counsel, Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker, who found "good cause" for their resignations. They cited a cascading ethical conflict over a lack of confidence in the confidentiality of their privileged conversations with Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri at Guantanamo, but the details are classified.

But the case judge, Air Force Col. Vance Spath, wrote in an Oct. 16 order that, while Baker "purported to find good cause" to approve their leaving the case, Spath, as judge, has not. "Accordingly, Mr. Kammen, Ms. Eliades, and Ms. Spears remain counsel of record in this case, and are ordered to appear at the next scheduled hearing," Spath wrote.

Oct 25 10:16

US lawmakers seek vote to abandon Saudi-led war in Yemen

A bipartisan quartet of House lawmakers is wrangling with the chamber’s leadership for a floor vote to withdraw U.S. military support for Saudi involvement in Yemen’s civil war.

California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, who is pressing for the vote, said Tuesday that he is in negotiations with Democratic and Republican leadership about whether the resolution is privileged under the War Powers Act and would therefore get an automatic, fast-tracked floor vote.

Such a vote, Khanna said, is likely to unite progressive Democrats and non-interventionist Republicans — though the outcome is unclear. “You may get many Democrats and Freedom Caucus members,” Khanna said, referring to the conservative wing of the House GOP caucus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that the House does overturn the AUMF; unfortunately, such a vote will most likely be vetoed by President Trump, because he believes (without a shred of evidence, other than that conjured up by Saudi Arabia and Israel) that Iran is gaining a strong foothold in Yemen.

My bet is that this slaughter in Yemen will continue unabated, to the point of nearly assassinating every last Yemeni child, woman, and medically fragile elderly person, if they haven't already dropped dead from malnutrition and cholera.

Of course, to Saudi Arabia's Prince Salmon, AKA the Butcher of Yemen, the ends, done through the commission of US government-enabled war crimes against the Yemeni people, justifies the means.

Oct 25 09:44

Air Force: Pilots recalled under Trump order will serve as instructors, staff

The Air Force expects fewer than 200 retired pilots will return to active duty and serve as instructor pilots and in rated staff positions under an executive order issued by President Trump.

The Pentagon originally said after the order was signed Friday that as many as 1,000 retired pilots could be brought back for up to three years. But in a gaggle with reporters Monday at the Pentagon, Brig. Gen. Mike Koscheski, the head of a task force dedicated to fixing the Air Force’s pilot shortfall, said it likely won’t be that many.

Koscheski also said there are no plans now to have those recalled pilots fly other aircraft, such as fighters, bombers, tankers or mobility aircraft, though he could not rule out that changing at some point if the pilot shortfall continues and worsens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder at that last bit; what if pilots recalled do not wish to instruct or fly again; will they be involuntarily recalled?!?

Brig. Gen. Mike Koscheski, one cannot have this program both ways; and why is the crisis hitting now?!? Could it not have been forseen, and corrected for earlier, before we were at risk of a potential major war in Asia (North Korea) and another war in the Middle East (Iran)?!?

Oct 25 09:38

Gearing up for nuclear war is not a way to prevent nuclear war

During the Cold War, the United States kept nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour ready alert in case our conflict with the Soviet Union ever turned hot. Thankfully, that readiness was never put to use, and after the Cold War ended in 1991, the bombers were no longer kept on standby, ready to strike.

Until, perhaps, now. As Defense One reported Sunday evening, the Air Force is preparing to revive that alert status in anticipation of an order to do so from President Trump in connection to North Korea.

RELATED: Air Force prepares for possible order to put nuclear-armed bombers back on alert

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A US-government generated war against North Korea would immediately put China in the position of having to defend it, as its client state.

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

Right now, North Korea's Kim Jung Un is keeping to himself rather quietly, in terms of missile testing, so is giving the US government and military utterly no reason to fly off the handle at it. And in a statement by the North Korean government, about one week ago, the following has been announced:

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal. North Korea is not ruling out diplomacy, but "before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear message that the DPRK has a reliable defensive and offensive capability to counter any aggression from the United States," the official said.

In spite of being called "Reckless" and "Crazy" by US and other Western media, Kim Jung Un appears to be to be quite sane and pragmatic. The development of these nuclear weapons are to act as a deterrent only to any Western attempt at regime change in North Korea. Kim understands that should he first-strike any American asset, or geopolitical friend in the region, that attack would leave North Korea a puddle of molten glass, courtesy of a US-led coalition, consisting of South Korea and Japan.

My concern here is that, failing to give the US government the "justification" which it craves in labeling North Korea as the "baddie" to be attacked mercilessly, that the US will simply create one for North Korea, by way of a false flag incident; false flags have long been a tool of US statescraft.

What the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America need, and right the heck now, is a legitimate "Department of Peace", tasked with identifying, and implementing, peaceful means of meeting geopolitical objectives, which do not involve regime changes, or wars.

Of course, that... would be logical.

Oct 25 09:33

Salon Publishes List of Approved Trump-Hating Twitter Conservatives

Salon’s article, titled, “The 25 Conservatives Actually Worth Following on Twitter,” identifies an approved list of conservatives that liberals are allowed to like. Unsurprisingly, the main caveat for each of these conservatives was that they must all be anti-Trump. Salon starts the article by stating that liberals should look to more conservative personalities to better understand why Democrats lost the 2016 election. However, despite losing the election to President Donald Trump, Salon insists that their readers only follow anti-Trump conservatives.

Oct 25 09:21

Israel Sold Advanced Weapons to Myanmar During anti-Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

Israel refuses to stop arms sales to Myanmar, despite its campaign of rape, torture and massacres against the Rohingya

Top Secret Israel's top court just ruled about arms sales to Myanmar. But we're not allowed to tell you the verdict

Opinion Israel, partner in genocides.

“Welcome to the Myanmar Navy,” said the caption on the Myanmar Navy’s Facebook page, in honor of the arrival of an Israeli patrol boat to Myanmar’s shore. “The Super-Dvora MK III is moving forward at 45 knots on Myanmar waters,” the post continued. The post is from April, only half a year ago, when the Myanmar (Burmese) army was already being accused of war crimes.

Although the persecution of the Muslim minority in Myanmar, the Rohingya people, has become more intense in recent months, back in November 2016 the army was already being accused of brutality against them and of torching their villages. During that period tens of thousands of Rohingyans were expelled

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israeli weapons manufacturers made their millions in these sales; the genocide created by the use of these weapons against a religious minority, getting thoroughly persecuted as "the other" by hypernationalist Buddhists is something to which they absolulely cannot relate.

Understanding the history of Israel, and the horrific experiences of many of its founding fathers and mothers, one cannot but help but find this mindset... painfully ironic.

Oct 25 09:08

Air Force F-35s coming to Japan in November

The Air Force’s F-35 is making its operational debut in the Asia-Pacific region, with 12 A-models set to arrive at Kadena Air Base, Japan, early this November for a six-month deployment.

More than 300 airmen from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah — including pilots, maintainers and other personnel — will deploy to Kadena to support the aircraft, Pacific Air Forces announced.

“The F-35A gives the joint warfighter unprecedented global precision attack capability against current and emerging threats while complementing our air superiority fleet,” said Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander. “The airframe is ideally suited to meet our command’s obligations, and we look forward to integrating it into our training and operations.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My question is, will the deployment be before - or after - President Trump's upcoming visit to Beijing next month?!?

Oct 25 09:04

Pentagon advocates requiring women to sign up for military draft

The Pentagon says the country should stick with mandatory registration for a military draft, and it advocates a requirement for women to sign up for the first time in the nation’s history.

The recommendations are contained in a Defense Department report to Congress that serves as a starting point for a commission examining military, national and public service.

Congress ordered the Pentagon report, and the office of the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness completed it in the early months of the Trump administration.

Currently, only male citizens and residents age 18-25 are required to register, for a pace of about 2 million each year.

Women, whom the government has never ordered to sign up, would add 11 million to the Selective Service System database “in short order,” the report says.
President Carter restarted draft registration in 1980 as a message to Soviet leaders. Congress exempted women because they did not perform combat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This recommendation is definitely a sign that more, and bigger wars are being planned by the US government, as are the very cute commercials, featuring actors playing military personnel, and receiving benefits and perks from various financial or other institutions.

I don't know what the Vegas odds on the reinstitution of the draft proper are right now, but I would imagine that given the current state of global instability (much of it US-government generated), I would not be surprised to see a draft reinstated in the coming 12 month period.

Oct 25 09:00

Clinton at Cheltenham: Why It's Time to Throw the Book at 'Literary Festivals'

The trick, if you want to dine at the high table, is to be a politically correct, holier-than-thou virtue-signaling "liberal" on domestic issues and a pro-war "liberal interventionist" hawk on foreign policy. Then you'll have the big literary agencies fighting over themselves to gain the rights to your latest "masterpiece," and have a standing invitation to all the "best" book events.

If you think that sounds a bit too "Dave Spartish," then consider this, dear reader.

The 2008 book The Mighty Wurlitzer by Hugh Wilford, details how the CIA in the old Cold War fought its propaganda campaign on all fronts — including in the fields of publishing and literature.

Oct 25 08:56

Gearing up for nuclear war is not a way to prevent nuclear war

During the Cold War, the United States kept nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour ready alert in case our conflict with the Soviet Union ever turned hot. Thankfully, that readiness was never put to use, and after the Cold War ended in 1991, the bombers were no longer kept on standby, ready to strike.

Until, perhaps, now. As Defense One reported Sunday evening, the Air Force is preparing to revive that alert status in anticipation of an order to do so from President Trump in connection to North Korea.

RELATED: Air Force prepares for possible order to put nuclear-armed bombers back on alert

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A US government-generated war between the US and North Korea, would instantly put China in the position of having to defend North Korea militarily,and that would be profoundly stupid, on the part of the US government and military.

Unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing that the US government could possibly do, is utterly no guarantee that it won't do it.

Kim Jung Un, for the moment, is playing it cool, and not waving any missile testing about. Although he may be described by Western outlets as "crazy", his, and his country's drive for a nuclear weapon is completely rational, when viewed purely as a deterrent, so that the US military cannot affect regime change in North Korea.

Kim Jung Un has the horse sense, I believe, to not attempt a first strike on any US targets, because he understands that should he do so, his country will be turned into a sea of molten glass by a US-led Coalition including South Korea, and Japan. North Korean Officials have stated that they will not be ready to negotiate with the US until his missiles have the capabilities to reach the US's east coast.

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.
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What concerns me here is that if Kim doesn't give the US government the excuse or justification for going in, guns blazing, one will be created for him. False flags have long been a tool of US statescraft, and that may be the tool chosen here by the US government.

Oct 25 08:53

Gearing up for nuclear war is not a way to prevent nuclear war

During the Cold War, the United States kept nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour ready alert in case our conflict with the Soviet Union ever turned hot. Thankfully, that readiness was never put to use, and after the Cold War ended in 1991, the bombers were no longer kept on standby, ready to strike.

Until, perhaps, now. As Defense One reported Sunday evening, the Air Force is preparing to revive that alert status in anticipation of an order to do so from President Trump in connection to North Korea.

RELATED: Air Force prepares for possible order to put nuclear-armed bombers back on alert

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A US government-generated war between the US and North Korea, would instantly put China in the position of having to defend North Korea militarily,and that would be profoundly stupid, on the part of the US government and military.

Unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing that the US government could possibly do, is utterly no guarantee that it won't do it.

Kim Jung Un, for the moment, is playing it cool, and not waving any missile testing about. Although he may be described by Western outlets as "crazy", his, and his country's drive for a nuclear weapon is completely rational, when viewed purely as a deterrent, so that the US military cannot affect regime change in North Korea.

Kim Jung Un has the horse sense, I believe, to not attempt a first strike on any US targets, because he understands that should he do so, his country will be turned into a sea of molten glass by a US-led Coalition including South Korea, and Japan. North Korean Officials have stated that they will not be ready to negotiate with the US until his missiles have the capabilities to reach the US's east coast.

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.
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What concerns me here is that if Kim doesn't give the US government the excuse or justification for going in, guns blazing, one will be created for him. False flags have long been a tool of US statescraft, and that may be the tool chosen here by the US government.

Oct 25 08:37

US Officials: Niger Is ‘Hub’ for US Operations in Western Africa

US officials describing the military operation in Niger, which only became public knowledge earlier this month after four US special forces were killed in an ambush, have not only revealed that nearly 1,000 US troops are on the ground in Niger, a massive force for the tiny country, but that this is the “hub” for US military operations in Western Africa.

Details on what exactly that means are scant, since the Niger military operation was basically a secret, and by extension so are all the other regional operations that we’re not being told about. Officials did assure reporters Niger has the most troops in the region.

Niger has hosted a US drone base for years, and about 100 troops were reported deployed in 2012. Somewhere between then and now, this increased ten-fold, and those troops started engaging in patrols. African Command says there are no armed US warplanes in West Africa at present, but that they rely on French warplanes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are in Niger for the same reasons US troops are garrisoned all over the world; to insure its government is western-centric; to expropriate resources to which those companies supporting both political parties have utterly no moral right; and to insure that those resources are only sold to countries of which the US government approves, and only in the US dollar.

This is also, by the way, an insurance against Russia and China getting hold of those resources before US companies do.

List: Niger's natural resources

Oct 25 08:32

Knowing Clintons Increase Odds of Suicide by 500%

As I said, the average person past middle age has known at least two suicide victims. Let’s increase this to the high side and go with my own experience of knowing 3. Over the course of the Clinton’s careers 15 people with close ties or investigating the Clintons have committed suicide – that is 500% more than even a high average.

Of the 3 friends that I knew, 2 of them had a history of depression and third person had a crushing business failurethat he couldn’t come to terms with.

But Clinton compatriots have a tendency to off themselves without the slightest hint of an issue and, sometimes, in the most unusual ways.

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Oct 25 08:29

“Dirty Politics”: Hillary and DNC Behind Fake Trump Dossier

On Tuesday, a surprising neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post report headlined “Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier,” saying:

Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias hired Washington-based Fusion GPS, a commercial research and strategic intelligence firm, to investigate Trump.

The company hired Steele to dig up dirt on him. WaPo’s sources are unidentified. Fusion GPS was retained in April. It continued its work through end of October, its material sent to Elias.

Oct 25 08:27

Will Dissident Voices be Trampled by a Full Frontal Assault

In the U.S. Senate lawmakers have come up with a scheme to tear up the Bill of Rights so that only one message gets through to the public. The RussiaGate fabrication is now in the final phase of Orwellian desperation as Senator Mark Warner has announced a bill co-sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) called the Honest Ads Act. The bill being parlayed as a transparency move against Facebook, is in fact another kind of hit list straight out of the McCarthy era. In order to get a better feeling for what is really going on in this RussiaGate mess, a short history lesson is in order.

Oct 25 08:20

BEX ALERT - New Study Links Conspiracy Theorists With A Mental Disorder

It’s a golden era for conspiracy theories. The Internet has made it possible to get “facts” about nearly everything, from the moon landing being fake to the Earth being flat. But some recent research indicates that hard-core conspiracy theorists might be genetically predisposed to believe thanks to an unusual and little-understood mental disorder.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an old Soviet trick; to declare anyone who questions the official narrative as mentally ill and therefore not worthy of paying attention to.

Oct 25 08:19

Timeline: Uranium Exec. Gave $31.3 Million to Clinton Foundation, Russian Bank Paid $500K to Bill Clinton

Presented below is a timeline of events involving former President Bill Clinton, uranium mining deals in Kazakhstan, multi-million dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation, and the U.S.-government approved sale of Uranium One to the Russian state-owned Rosatom, a purchase now under investigation by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa).

Information for this timeline is taken from two articles in The New York Times that were respectively published on Jan. 31, 2008 and April 23, 2015 – After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton and Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal. (They are designated in the timeline as NYT 1/31/08 and NYT 4/23/15.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's the same old "pay for play" model the Clintons have used, very successfully, all their professional lives; but this time, it may come at a price of some kind of endictment, although I doubt that either will ever see any hard jail time.

IF they believe, for one second, that an indictment may be forthcoming, they will simply transfer what is left of their money in the US to a foreign private banking concern (as they have already done with much of the money collected by the Clinton Foundation), hop on board a private jet, and live in luxury in a country with no extradition treaty with the United States.

Oct 25 08:12

FBI Informant Has Emails and Video Evidence of Russian Efforts to Win Favor of Clintons in Uranium One Deal (Video)

In 2009 the FBI had substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.

According to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) an FBI confidential informant holds information about the handling of a criminal probe linked to a controversial deal that ceded ownership of U.S. uranium assets to the Russian government.

Despite an ongoing criminal investigation into officials working for subsidiaries of Rosatom, the Russian government entity seeking to acquire ownership of U.S. uranium, the Obama Administration approved the deal. The Justice Department has reportedly threatened to prosecute the informant if he discloses details of his involvement in the investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The alleged "Justice Department", under Chief Justice Sessions, appears to have morphed into the "Just Us" department, constantly protecting those elite criminal members of society who make morally, if not legally, questionable deals and profit from those deals financially.

Oct 25 08:03

REAL-ID ALLOWS POLICE TO CONTROL 'FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF OUR DAILY LIVES'

Thanks to Real-ID, DHS has created a national ID system right under everyone's noses.

According to the above video, Tennessee is 'Spreading the Good Word' that DHS now has the power to suspend and revoke anyone's drivers license or identification card.

A recent article in the Lebanon Democrat, reveals how DHS and the Tennessee DMV suspended more than a quarter of a million driver’s licenses (DL) for failure to pay traffic tickets.

"On Oct. 5, Judge Altea Trauger ordered the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to reinstate Fred Robinson and Ashley Sprague’s licenses by Oct. 11 or as soon after as possible."

"According to the complaint, Tennessee suspended more than a quarter of a million driver’s licenses for failure to pay traffic tickets, and in most cases, the drivers were too poor to pay."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have been seeing this coming for a long time. And chances are the the DHS will not threaten; it will just nullify or confiscate any and all ID you have.

Those of you with kids and skills, get the hell out of this country, while you still can.

Oct 25 07:55

BOMBSHELL NSA MEMO: SAUDI ARABIA ORDERED ATTACK ON DAMASCUS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WITH US KNOWLEDGE

The Intercept has just released a new top-secret NSA document unearthed from leaked intelligence files provided by Edward Snowden which reveals in stunning clarity that the armed opposition in Syria was under the direct command of foreign governments from the early years of the war which has now claimed half a million lives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; this act happened under President Obama's watch.

So we have more collusion with Saudia Arabia in war crimes against the Syrian government and Syrian people; why does this not surprise me, looking at the vast scope of war crimes and genocide being perpetrated by Saudi Arabia and the US military against Yemen today?!?!?

In fact, citing "increased Iranian influence in Yemen" (of course, with utterly no tangible proof), I am totally amazed that the Saudi military, enabled by the US military, have not collectively carpet bombed the country until not one single Yemeni citizen is left standing.

Of course, the optics of such a move would be horrendous; but figuring that their collective populations must have ADHD in order to put up with the corruptions in both governments, such an operation may well be in the considertion phase as I type this.

Oct 25 07:38

Steve Bannon Launches His Big Foreign Policy Crusade

Just another neocon in Israels pocket!

Stephen K. Bannon joined other Republican grandees such as Sen. Tom Cotton at a packed event in Washington on Monday.

Bannon, who has sometimes been cited as “Trump’s dove,” has emerged as one of the harshest critics of Iran in Trumpworld, collaborating extensively with former UN ambassador John Bolton, as I’ve reported. Bolton thinks the current move on the JCPOA is essentially for show: the deal is unsalvageable. His plan, backed by extreme hardliners like Frank Gaffney, calls for discussing military options with Israel against Iran and backing Kurdish national aspirations, which is a nonstarter for Iran, Turkey and the Shia-dominated government in Iraq; Bolton was spotted entering the White House on Monday.

Oct 25 05:29

Report: Clinton Campaign, DNC Funded Discredited Trump-Russia Dossier, Lied To Cover It Up

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded Fusion GPS, which paid a "former" foreign intelligence agent to work with Russian agents to dig up dirt on Donald Trump, according to a new report from The Washington Post.

Additionally, the lawyer who served as the Clinton campaign and the DNC's point man allegedly lied to a New York Times reporter to cover-up their financing of the shady group.

Oct 25 04:59

Democrats Distance Themselves From Hillary: “New” DNC Denies Knowledge Of Trump Dossier Funding

Following the shocking (to some) revelations from WaPo with regard Hillary Clinton and the 'old' Democratic National Committee's financing of the infamous "Trump Dossier," the 'new' DNC has rushed out a press release denying any involvement as Democrats begin rapidly distancing themselves from this un-fake news. (...which must mean "it's a vast right wing conspiracy....")

Oct 25 04:51

Elites Move to Sacrifice Clintons

Because the Clintons are guilty of the crimes the elites are accusing Trump of committing, it’s likely the criminal couple will soon suffer the same fate as Harvey Weinstein to make the persecution of Trump not seem “political.” Already the mainstream media, which one year ago promoted Hillary Clinton as a “glowing goddess,” is slowly but surely publishing headlines linking the Clintons to the Russian Uranium One scandal.

Oct 25 04:15

FBI Director Wray is wrong about Section 702 surveillance

Newly-minted FBI Director Christopher Wray threw out several justifications for the continued, warrantless government search of American communications. He’s wrong on all accounts.

Oct 25 04:11

Sham science: Following the global warming model, leftists embrace quackery to attack conservative positions

So when the leftist political and MSM establishments attempt to explain to you that gun murders are a national health problem or the president is unhinged because “doctors said so,” remember what Big Tobacco used to tell Americans: “More doctors smoke camels than any other cigarette.”

Oct 25 04:03

Imagine My Shock! Bush Lies (Again)

G.W. Bush hasn’t an ounce of moral capital to criticize anyone, least of all Donald Trump, a President who, thus far, hasn’t acted remotely as reckless or immoral as he behaved for eight long years. The world, particularly the Middle East, is still suffering from his legacy.

Oct 25 03:43

Don’t Call the Cops If You’re Autistic, Deaf, Mentally Ill, Disabled or Old

Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public, don’t let your kids walk to the playground alone, don’t engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don’t try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don’t play music for tips in a metro station, don’t feed whales, and on and on.

Oct 25 03:39

The week’s news that wasn’t

A new law will take effect on January 1 that allows family or household members and law enforcement officials to seek an order from a judge to temporarily remove the gun rights of someone they believe poses an extreme risk of violence. Under one of these orders, police can remove guns from someone who refuses to surrender his arms. This is a blatant violation of the 4th and 5th Amendment rights of gun owners. The law was approved by the legislature over the summer and signed by Governor Kate Brown on August 15. Gun rights groups tried but failed by the deadline to gather enough signatures for a petition to put the law on the November 2018 ballot, meaning the law will take effect as scheduled. Such a law makes a mockery of due process and shows that yes, there are those who want to take our guns and they will stop at nothing to do so.

Oct 25 03:34

Undermining America — Walter Williams on the criminal left

What goes unappreciated is just why America’s leftists’ movement attacks the Founders. If they can delegitimize the Founders themselves, it goes a long way toward their agenda of delegitimizing the founding principles of our nation. If the leftists can convince the nation that men such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were good-for-nothing slave-owning racists, then their ideas can be more easily trashed. We find the greatest assaults on our founding documents on the nation’s college campuses.

Oct 25 03:24

US Mideast Wars — Are they forever?

Trump is being led to the Rubicon. If he crosses, he joins Bush II in the history books.

Oct 24 17:27

Laura Ingraham Reacts to George W. Bush Speech

The Globalist Cabal Uniting Yesterday to slam the Trump Administration to encourage everyone to be more globally fine tuned as a country...

Oct 24 17:18

The American Left: RIP – Paul Craig Roberts

The left, which formerly stood for “peace and bread,” today stands for Identity Politics and war.

Once upon a time the leftwing of the political spectrum was committed to the advancement of the working class and its protection from political and economic abuse by the owners of the means of production.

The American leftwing has been transmogrified and splintered into separate “victim groups”—women, racial minorities, homosexuals, transgendered.

The oppressors are no longer oligarchs who own the means of production.

The working class has been redefined as “the Trump deplorables.”The oppressor is the sexist, misogynist, homophobic, heterosexual, fascist, white supremacist male working class.

Oct 24 15:37

Olympus Forcing Users to Agree to Third-Party Cookie Ad Tracker

If I didn’t have the screenshots to prove it, you’d think I was making this story up. Olympus, the camera manufacturer, is blocking their own content unless you allow third-party ad tracking from a company called Criteo.

Oct 24 14:16

Seeking happiness beyond neoliberal consumerism

Graham Peebles examines the roots of unhappiness inherent in our neoliberal, consumption-and-competition-based world, and argues that true happiness is experienced when we cease searching and when we stop desiring.>>

Oct 24 13:49

Why Americans Support Perpetual Wars

By Chris Kanthan

“With great power, comes great responsibility” – a quote from the movie, Superman. However, the superpower known as America can’t stop waging incessant, futile wars. With the tectonic changes in geopolitics, the callous American attitude can result in devastating global wars. Although one can justifiably blame the elites for this debacle, equally culpable are the American people who loudly cheer or silently bless the perpetual wars. Selling a war in the U.S. is like giving out candies on Halloween...

Oct 24 13:22

FBI Releases Docs On Sandy Hook Showing Feds Visited Shooter BEFORE Massacre

On December 14, 2012, the world watched the news with horror as they heard the story of 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shooting 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since that fateful day, conspiracy theories have abounded from whether or not the shooting actually took place to what Lanza’s motive was.

Adam Lanza is believed to have shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, in the head at her home in Newtown, Connecticut, around 9 a.m. on December 14, before taking her car and driving approximately five miles to the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he would slaughter the children and teachers.

According to reports, most of the shooting occurred in two of the school’s first-grade classrooms; 14 students in one classroom, and six in the other, were murdered. Only two of the victims who were shot by Lanza—both teachers—survived the attack.

Oct 24 13:21

Boston Marathon Bomber’s Aunt Says FBI Set Up Her Nephew And She Has PROOF

On April 15, 2013, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, alongside his brother Dzhokhar, would become the infamous murderers in the Boston Marathon Bombings. According to the official reports, the duo blew up two homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line at the marathon.

The attack killed and injured nearly 300 people. The subsequent manhunt led authorities to the Tsarnaev brothers, who went on the run after learning the authorities were on their trail. Tamerlan was shot 9 times by police and then finished off by his brother after he panicked and ran him over with his car. Dzhokhar was later shot and captured while hiding inside a boat.

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Oct 24 13:20

Anne Frank diary to be read at Italian matches to condemn anti-Semitism

Italy’s soccer authorities, reacting to an anti-Semitic outburst by Lazio fans, ordered stadiums on Tuesday to hold a minute’s silence at their next matches while a passage from the diary of Holocaust victim Anne Frank is read out.

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This will go over about as well as the kneeling NFL players.

Oct 24 12:30

Missing Las Vegas Shooting Witness Shot Dead Outside Church

A key witness in the Las Vegas shooting massacre, who mysteriously vanished shortly after giving a statement that conflicted with the "official" narrative, has been shot dead outside a central Las Vegas Valley church.Chad Nishimura was a valet worker from the Mandalay Bay hotel, who parked the suspected Las Vegas shooting gunman's car, and gave an interview saying Stephen Paddock was a "normal guy" who "didn't have many bags".

Unable to confirm this.

Oct 24 12:23

BUSTED! Flag Throwing Trump Protestor is a friend of SEN. Bob Corker.

Protester Throwing Russian Flags At Trump Is Left-Wing Activist Who Previously Chased, Harassed Female Reporter (VIDEO)

Oct 24 10:40

Protester Breaches Security As Trump Enters Capitol [VIDEO]

A protester managed to breach security at the Capitol Building as President Donald Trump arrived for a lunch with Republican Senators to talk tax reform.

The protester, who some reporters have identified as Ryan Clayton, the president of Americans Take Action, began yelling within the press gaggle and threw Russian flags on the floor as Trump passed.

Oct 24 10:38

Flashback: That Time Obama Went Against the Wishes of 30 Gold Star Families

To be sure, these families have a right to criticize – one should never begrudge the reaction of parents or spouses of those who lost loved ones in battle. It is an unimaginable pain.

The media however, continues to shove a microphone in their face, demanding they disparage President Bush or President Trump.

President Obama is a different story.

In 2011, 30 families watched their loved ones caskets return to Dover Air Base from Afghanistan. Obama was to meet with the grieving families, but they requested that he leave the media behind.

He ignored them …

Oct 24 10:18

Pressure' on US Needed to Solve N Korea Crisis Diplomatically – Peace Activist

Amid the ongoing tensions over North Korea, the US is reportedly preparing to put its nuclear-armed B-52 bombers back on 24-hour alert, a measure unseen since 1991. Arthur West, Chairman of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, explained why this decision is rather dangerous and what should be done instead to resolve the crisis.
Sputnik: Despite North Korea making significant progress with their nuclear weapons program… is this necessarily the right response from the US? What affect will this move have on the already delicate situation?

Arthur West (AW): The response by the United States is deeply depressing. I’m afraid it’s a very worrying development and I think it could escalate tensions. The response should be concentrated on a diplomatic solution to the issues.

Sputnik: From your perspective, instead of this constant ‘one upping’ of each other from the US and North Korea, what should be done to alleviate tensions between North Korea and the West?

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West is entirely correct in his assessment here; unfortunately, just because something is the most pig-headedly, hamn-fistedly stupid thing the US government could do, is absolutely no guarantee that it won't do it.

North Korea is developing its nuclear arsenal as a deterrent to any possible first strike from the US, and have no illusions about precisely what President Trump meant, during his tirade at the UN, screaming death and destruction for North Korea as well as Iran.

But would Kim Jung Un use such missiles in a first strike scenario?!? The answer would be "HELL no!", because they understand that such a move would cause their country to be turned into molten glass by a US military counterstrike.

Oct 24 10:03

Clinton, Assange, And The War On Truth

Wading through the Clinton book, What Happened, is an unpleasant experience, like a stomach upset. Smears and tears. Threats and enemies. “They” (voters) were brainwashed and herded against her by the odious Donald Trump in cahoots with sinister Slavs sent from the great darkness known as Russia, assisted by an Australian “nihilist”, Julian Assange.

In The New York Times, there was a striking photograph of a female reporter consoling Clinton, having just interviewed her. The lost leader was, above all, “absolutely a feminist”. The thousands of women’s lives this “feminist” destroyed while in government - Libya, Syria, Honduras - were of no interest.

Oct 24 10:01

US House Intel Committee Announces Inquiry Into Obama-Era Russian Uranium Deal

S House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes told reporters on Tuesday that they are launching a probe of the Russian uranium deal, dating back to the presidency of Barack Obama.

"What we are going to announce today is [an] inquiry of Russia into the Uranium deal that was several years ago," Nunes stated, adding that "this is just the beginning of this probe."

Nunes has explained that the lawmakers were concerned why the Congress was not informed the 2010 Russian deal involving US uranium. The strategic uranium deal was approved by a committee made up of representatives of US government agencies, including the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton.

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Drip...Drip...Drip...

Oct 24 09:50

Professor Claims Math, Algebra And Geometry Promote ‘White Privilege’

A University of Illinois math professor believes that algebra and geometry perpetuate “white privilege” because Greek terms give Caucasians unearned credit for the subject.

But that isn’t the professor’s only complaint. She also believes that evaluations for math proficiency perpetuates discrimination against minority students, if they do worse than their white counterparts.

Rochelle Gutierrez argues in a newly published math education book for teachers that they must be aware of the identity politics surrounding the subject of mathematics.

“On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness,” she argues with complete sincerity, according to Campus Reform. “Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White.”

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ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?

AND SOMEONE GAVE THIS WOMAN A LICENSE TO TEACH COLLEGE LEVEL MATH?!?

The very last thing any minority kid needs to contend with is "identity politics" coupled with mathematics.

And yes, all peoples, societies, and cultures should be looked upon positively for their contribution to the development of mathematics and science.

Kids learn differently; and if minority kids are having a hard time with math, they need subject enrichment, and positive reinforcement when they solve problems correctly. Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing fails like failure, particularly for a kid; therefore, creating a successful environment which engenders real "cognitive wins" for a child who is struggling with math is key.

Oct 24 09:39

Fusion GPS Says Subpoena For Its Bank Records Will ‘Ruin’ Its Business, Endanger Its Clients

The opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier says that a House Intelligence Committee subpoena seeking its bank records has a good chance of “ruining” its business, as well as of putting its clients’ safety at risk.

The firm, Fusion GPS, also argued in a late-night court filing that the subpoena, issued earlier this month for TD Bank, will have a “chilling” effect on the First Amendment and privacy rights of it and its clients.

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It is reasonable for this committee to see these documents; I believe that thinking Americans will want to understand who paid this company to come up with this tripe.

And perhaps, the leadership of the company should have though about the potential for ruin BEFORE getting this document penned; of course, to some of the elite in DC, they believe that there will never be consequences for their actions.... until there are.

Oct 24 09:24

What’s Going on in Niger? America’s Unspoken War against sub-Saharan Africa

Few Americans know anything about the country. They’re minimally knowledgeable geographically about nations only when Washington goes to war – testimony to public ignorance, a national disgrace in a nation where it’s simple to stay informed by following reliable independent online sources.

Niger is landlocked in central northwest Africa, nearly twice the size of France territorially. It’s the world’s fifth largest source of uranium, its fourth largest producer, reason enough for America’s presence.

Its other valued resources include coal, iron ore, tin, phosphates, gold, molybdenum, gypsum, salt and oil – with at least 40 billion barrels of proved reserves, perhaps multiples this amount, it’s believed, along with plentiful natural gas.

Niger became newsworthy with reports of militants killing four US special forces, the Pentagon saying little about what happened.

Oct 24 09:21

George W. Bush Receives a Character Award at West Point: Duty, Honor, Atrocity

In George W. Bush’s home state of Texas, if you are an ordinary citizen found guilty of capital murder, the mandatory sentence is either life in prison or the death penalty. If, however, you are a former president of the United States responsible for initiating two illegal wars of aggression, which killed 7,000 U.S. servicemen and at least 210,000 civilians, displaced more than 10 million people from their homes, condoned torture, initiated a global drone assassination campaign, and imprisoned people for years without substantive evidence or trial in Guantanamo Bay, the punishment evidently is to be given the Thayer Award at West Point.

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Lord, please, NO! This is absoflippinglutely unbelievable, and a terrible dishonor to the award, and what it stands for, to have been awarded to the American war criminal, President Bush.

Oct 24 09:12

Trump’s Iran Obsession and the War on Yemen

The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to make our government’s already indefensible Yemen policy worse, and they want to do it for this lousy reason:

Coupled with Iran’s proximity to the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the Houthi missile transfers have raised concerns that Tehran may be positioning itself to control two crucial energy chokepoints in the region.

This is why Yemen is now “front and center” in the administration’s new Iran strategy, according to a senior advisor who helped draft it.

Whatever the U.S. does next in Yemen, it won’t “roll back Iran” because Iran isn’t there to be rolled back. If the Trump administration falls for this, they will be dragging the U.S. deeper into an unnecessary war that will do nothing to Iran. Instead, it will continue our shameful policy of helping to inflict death and destruction on Yemenis that have done nothing to us.

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Folks, the government and military of your country are colluding with Saudi Arabian troops in warcrimes, and genocide in Yemen; it is just that simple, period, end of discussion.

I don't know about you, but I really,morally despise being a citizen of a country committing war crimes. Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to immigrate, but if we could, we certainly would; there are other, morally civilised countries in this world which absolutely do not engage in this behaviour.

Oct 24 09:02

Are Our Mideast Wars Forever?

As their U.S. allies watched, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters were run out of Kirkuk and all the territory they had captured fighting ISIS alongside the Americans. The Iraqi army that ran them out was trained and armed by the United States.

The U.S. had warned the Kurds against holding the referendum on independence on Sept. 25, which carried with 92 percent. Iran and Turkey had warned against an independent Kurdistan that could be a magnet for Kurdish minorities in their own countries.

But the Iraqi Kurds went ahead. Now they have lost Kirkuk and its oil, and their dream of independence is all but dead.

More troubling for America is the new reality revealed by the rout of the peshmerga. Iraq, which George W. Bush and the neocons were going to fashion into a pro-Western democracy and American ally, appears to be as close to Iran as it is to the United States.

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The American people have grown infinitely more war-weary and more war-sceptical than at any other time I have observed them, since the Vietnam War era.

I seriously doubt that they will support more wars, when our existing ones in places like Iraq; Niger; Somalia; Afghanistan; Syria; and Yemen are going so generally horribly badly.

That Iran should become politically dominant in Baghdad, Beiruit, or Damascus, is one of the unintended consequences of a number of poorly thought out and ill conceived war scenarios, dating back to the Bush era, which did not account for for the potential hazards of getting involved militarily in the region the first place. And despite all the cheerleading from Israel's Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman regarding regime change in Tehran, such a move would most likely box the US government into another no-win situation, as is the current US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan.

The primary charactarization of US foreign policy over the last 16 years has to be that of magical thinking, which had absolutely zero basis in reality, but the horrific costs, in American blood and money, have been all too real.

In looking at the corporate US-presstitute demonization I am seeing of both Russia and Iran, it looks as though President Trump is ultimately looking to wage wars against both these countries; I just hope he understands that our military cannot fight both at the same time, although that is what will happen if he attacks Iran, because Russia's mllitary and civilian leadership have long pledged to defend it if it is attacked militarily.

I would like to politely point out that as a result of assisting Syria against its jihadis, Russia has earned the envy of the world in terms of its weaponry, and how well it has functioned in real-world combat conditions; the US has the Lockheed-Martin F-35 to offer, which is still incapable of working as advertised, no matter how many billions of dollars the DOD has thrown at it.

The Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika, at this moment the 21st century, has become a true rogue nation, and one that no nation in its collective right mind could possibly trust to keep its word; look at what President Trump has just done with the P5+1 agreement, as an example. The only way it seems to get its way, is through hubristic bellicosity, lies, and war, rather than hard-won, moral negotiations.

I would like to hope that the White House, Congress, State Department and Pentagon have the capability to think through their next moves in the in the Middle East through very thoroughly, and carefully; The next moves here, if not done with extreme care and caution, could well spark a Third World.

Oct 24 08:29

US Airstrike Kills 14 Civilians in Eastern Syria

US warplanes attacked the Qusur District of Syria’s city of Deir Ezzor, a government-held area in the nation’s far east, killing at least 14 civilians and wounding 32 others, according to reports.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 22 civilians had been killed in the attack. The US has not commented on the incident yet, but spokesman Col. Dillon promised to “check the reports.”

He said there would be “no reason” for the US to attack the city, as neither the US nor its Kurdish allies are operating in the area. That, of course, is not exactly a denial, and it’s unclear if we’ll hear about it again soon.

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I do not know what the Vegas odds are of the US and Russian engaging in direct military conflict in Syria; but my guess is, we are right on the keening edge of this happening, if the US keeps attacking this sovererign nation, against which the US government has not declared war, and which has not invited this country to assist them in getting rid of their jihadist rebels.

Oct 24 08:21

US MERCENARIES, IRAQI HIGHWAYS AND THE MYSTERY OF THE NEVER-ENDING ISIS HORDES

Maps of the conflict stretching over the last several years show clear corridors used to reinforce IS positions, leading primarily from Turkey’s southern border and to a lesser extent, from Jordan’s borders.

However, another possible vector may be desert highways in Iraq’s western Anbar province where US military contractors are allegedly to “provide security” as well as build gas stations and rest areas. These highways contributed to the current conflict and still serve as a hotbed for state–sponsored terrorism. Whether these US-controlled and -improved highways pose a significant threat for a reorganized effort by the US and its regional allies to divide and destroy Iraq and Syria seems all but inevitable.

The Islamic State’s de facto invasion of Syria and Iraq was a more massive and dramatic replay of an earlier surge of foreign militants into the region, following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

Oct 24 08:08

Senators ‘Stunned’ to Learn US Has 1,000 Troops in Niger

With Pentagon officials offering the first details on the Niger ambush incident, they also revealed details about the ongoing US war in Niger, including the revelation that there is an ongoing US war in Niger. Nobody seems to have known about it.

Especially not those whose job it is to know. Senate Armed Services Committee members confirmed they were “stunned” by the revelation, and had no idea that the US had upwards of 1,000 ground troops operating inside Niger.

Gen. Joe Dunford presented this military operation as being targeted at an ISIS affiliate inside Niger, and the suggestion is that the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Afghanistan is serving as the legal justification.

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And, while Congress is in its "stunned" mode, barking its innocence of this military confrontation, one might well ask them why the US government and military are enabling Saudi War Crimes in Yemen, which is an unfolding human catastrophe, featuring the assassination of innocents, including women and children; the starvation of the Yemeni people, courtesy of a joint US/Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports; and the increasingly horrific spread of (potentially weaponized) cholera in Yemen, about which no one can seem to do anything, because the country is so unstable.

Oct 24 07:57

BOOM: THE CLINTONS, US URANIUM, PUTIN, AND THE FBI

Consider this plot line. Follow the bouncing ball.

Putin wants 20% of uranium on US soil. That 20% is already owned by a Canadian mining company.

The Canadian executives want to sell it to Putin.

But because uranium is a US “national security” product, various US federal agencies have to OK the deal. One of those agencies is the US State Department.

The State Department is headed up by Hillary Clinton. Her Department says yes to the uranium deal.

The kicker? Those Canadian mining executives, who wanted the sale to Putin to go through, donated millions to the Clinton Foundation.

Getting the picture?

On April 23, 2015, the NY Times ran a story under the headline: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal.

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The real "Russian collusion" happened under President Obama's and Secretary of State Clinton's watch, and fattened the coffers of the Clinton Foundation (translation: the Clinton's personal fortune) immesurably.

For all the evil and destruction for this country in which both Clintons have been so intimately involved, there seems to be very little outrage,almost zero coverage by the corporate presstitues, and absolutely no consequences....until perhaps at this moment.

But the independent media needs to focus on this story like a lazer, to absolutely discredit anything coming out of the mouths of both Bill and Hillary Clinton for the rest of their miserable lives, and enabling the Democratic Party to come to the collective realisation that they are both live liabilities, to be shunned as though they had the plague.

Not getting heard, or not getting any air time from any outlet, ever again, because their credibility was completely smashed into smithereens, would be the most just form of punishment possible for these two; they will wither without the public spotlight in their faces, and a microphone in front of them.

Oct 24 07:52

Private paramilitary firm worked hand-in-hand with LVMPD on the night of the Las Vegas massacre

According to actual law enforcement communications from the night of the Oct 1 massacre, a private company named Battlefield Vegas worked hand-in-hand with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after receiving orders to deliver three armored vehicles to South Central Aera Command as strike teams were being dispatched to numerous casinos along the strip.

Oct 24 07:33

PENTAGON USES NIGER AMBUSH TO BOLSTER AFRICOM MILITARY BUDGET

The October 4 ambush in Niger that killed four US Special Forces members forced the Pentagon to admit that they had been routinely carrying out ground patrols inside Niger, but African command (AFRICOM) may be cashing in on the incident.

With the revelation that there are US military operations ongoing in Niger and countless other countries, AFRICOM is noting that they’d requested a lot more military equipment than they got, and some of that might conceivably have come in handy during the ambush.

The US special forces were, after all, sent out in unarmored vehicles, with no air surveillance, and no way of evacuating if a problem happened. Instead of questioning why they sent troops into such dangerous circumstances in the first place, officials just say it proves they should’ve been given way more equipment.

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The US military is in Niger for the same reasons the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika have military installations placed all over the world: to control iNiger's natural resources, and insure those resources are only sold for US dollars.

Natural resources of Niger: uranium, coal, iron ore, tin, phosphates, gold, molybdenum, gypsum, salt, petroleum

Oct 24 07:25

IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE NEXT 10 YEARS, STUDY SPAIN

Some of you may be confused as to why a U.S. citizen living in Colorado has become so completely obsessed with what’s going on in Spain. Bear with me, there’s a method to my madness.

I believe what’s currently happening in Spain represents a crucial microcosm for what we’ll see sweep across the entire planet over the next ten years. Some of you will want to have a discussion about who’s right and who’s wrong in this particular affair, but that’s besides the point. It doesn’t matter which side you favor, what matters is that Madrid/Catalonia is an example of the forces of centralization duking it out with forces of decentralization.

Oct 24 07:15

WHY ARE MERCENARIES FIGHTING AMERICA'S WARS?

Conflict has become big business, and nations are paying mercenaries millions to be their boots on the ground.

Watch more AJ+ In-Depth: http://ajplus.co/ajindepth

Recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made private military contracting a multi-billion-dollar industry. Mercenaries have been around for centuries, but they have emerged from the shadows thanks to increased demand for contractors from countries like the U.S. and Russia. Now, the Trump administration has reached out to individuals with a stake in the industry – like Erik Prince and Stephen Feinberg – for advice with their Afghanistan strategy. This Sunday on AJ+, we explore the dangers of a world with more professional soldiers.

Learn more here:

New York Times. “Trump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/world/asia/trump-afghanistan-policy...

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There will be a point past which mercs cannot take the present and future wars the Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled States of America are fighting.

The return of the draft (for both our young men and young women) is coming ; it is only a question of when, augmented, of course, with robosoldiers who feel neither pain, nor conscience

Robots in War: the next weapons of mass destruction.

US Army Future Most Advanced Robots DARPA Real Terminator Battle US Military Robots Full Documentary

Oct 24 02:52

FAKE HATE: Black Man Arrested For Spray-Painting Racist Graffiti At Eastern Michigan University

A 29-year-old African-American student has been arrested for spray-painting "KKK" and "Leave NI**ERS" repeatedly around Eastern Michigan University last year.

The graffiti triggered large protests at the time by Black Lives Matter activists.

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