TORTURE/WAR CRIMES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


TORTURE/WAR CRIMES

Mar 03 16:46

FLASHBACK - Hillary Ordered The Final Massacre At Waco

Hillary, not Bill, not Janet Reno, not Webb Hubbell, not Vince Foster was the one who ordered the final assault. Final death count: 76 Branch Davidians, including 21 children and two pregnant women.

Hillary was the one who ordered the FUBAR final assault on the holed-up Branch Davidians in Waco on April 19th, 1993. The final death count from this disastrous fiasco was 76 Branch Davidians, including 21 children and two pregnant women. The appalling disaster at Waco was what motivated Timothy McVeigh to participate in the terrorist-type bombings in Oklahoma City, two years later on April 19, 1995.

Hillary was putting pressure on Vince Foster (her longtime boyfriend, sexual partner and emotional husband) and Webb Hubbell who was the #3 guy at Justice Department, to have a forceful resolution to the Waco standoff.

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Mar 03 15:18

BEX Alert!!! - "US House panel wants to try Assad, Russia, Iran for ‘war crimes’ in Syria"

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee has passed a resolution accusing the Syrian government, Russia and Iran of war crimes and calling for an international tribunal on Syria. The move comes amid a breakthrough US-Russia deal on a Syrian ceasefire.

The document passed on Wednesday claims that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is guilty of “widespread torture and rape,” and its forces “massacred civilians, including through the use of chemical weapons, cluster munitions, and barrel bombs.”

Moscow is accused of “violations of international law by leading deliberate bombing campaigns on civilian targets including bakeries, hospitals, markets and schools."

Mar 02 12:38

POLICE SWAT TEAMS AND MILITARY SET TO USE LASER WEAPONS BY 2023

Police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams, along with some military teams in the U.S. Army are scheduled to take to the streets and battlefield with laser weapons, according to a spokesperson for the military. Army for Research and Technology deputy assistant secretary Mary J. Miller said to a House of Representatives subcommittee, that there are currently tests “to determine the full capabilities” of this type of laser weaponry. He was optimistic that military and special police units could have these weapons deployed as soon as 2023.

Mar 02 12:33

FORMER COLOMBIA PRESIDENT ALVARO URIBE’S BROTHER ARRESTED FOR LINKS TO DEATH SQUADS

The brother of former Colombian President Alvro Uribe was arrested Monday accused of having ties with paramilitaries — also known as death squads — in the country as well as other crimes. Santiago Uribe Velez was arrested in the coastal city of Medellin by officials from the attorney general’s office, who have long been monitoring the former president’s brother. Velez is accused of forming and developing the paramilitary group known as “Los Doce Apostoles” (The Twelve Apostles) in the 1990s.

Mar 02 12:01

USA needs more victims to recognize mass killings of Christians as genocide

The USA is not ready to recognize the systematic killings of Christians in Iraq and Syria by Islamic State militants as genocide, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Earnest, answering reporters' questions, said that the term "genocide" had a clear legal definition that, according to the administration of US President, could not be used in relation to the mass killings of Christians by ISIL... According to Fox News, the number of Christians in Iraq has declined from 1.5 million to 275K since 2003. On February 24, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that there was additional investigation conducted to clarify whether the killings of Christians in the region could be regarded as genocide. In January, the United Nations published a report, according to which the actions of the Islamic State against the civilian population on the occupied territories could be regarded as crimes against humanity and genocide.

Mar 02 10:15

2 CALIFORNIA SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES CHARGED WITH ORGANIZING INMATE FIGHT CLUB

Two Northern California sheriff’s deputies and a former colleague were charged Tuesday with involvement in setting up jail inmates fights to gamble on them. Former San Francisco Sheriff’s deputy Scott Neu was charged with eight felonies and nine misdemeanors, including assault by an officer and criminal threats. Deputy Eugene Jones, 45, was charged with two felony counts of assault by an officer and three related misdemeanor counts.

Mar 02 09:32

MKUltra in Norway: Researcher Put Electrodes in People's Brains for the US Government

Of particular note is the fact, admitted by the Norwegian government, that Sem-Jacobsen wrote a letter claiming this kind of questionable research would be easier to do in his country because he did not have to worry about lawsuits or patient consent like doctors in America do.

Still, the real question is, what exactly was the goal of Sem-Jacobsen’s brain research for the US government?

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Mar 01 12:51

Guantanamo Travesty: A Consequence Of Unconstitutional War

President Obama has made his final effort to fulfill a campaign promise to close down the US detention facility at the Guantanamo naval base in Cuba, sending Congress a plan that would see a new facility constructed in the US to house those of the 91 remaining prisoners who were not cleared for release. The plan is dead in the water in Congress, however, as Republicans in charge of the House and Senate have signaled a refusal to even work with the president on the issue. But this political tussle over the facility is in reality just a sideshow. Neither side wants to bring up the flawed and anti-American nature of Guantanamo and the undeclared and vague “war on terror” that prompted its creation.

Mar 01 00:18

The “Dead List”: Who The Secret Government Plans to Target Next

This is a very dark time. Dissidents are being targeted and leaders assassinated... and greater abuses are coming.

An effort that has already been well underway in the Obama years... and is coming to a head. If there is a Hillary presidency, and will quickly be even worse...

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 29 15:59

Obama’s Guantanamo Closure Plan: ’This Is About Closing A Chapter In Our History’

President Obama’s final year in office marks the Guantanamo Bay detention facility’s 15th year in operation.

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Feb 29 10:16

FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY, WHO SIGNED OFF ON WATERBOARDING, IS NOW LOSING SLEEP OVER AN IPHONE

FBI Director James Comey said his agency’s ongoing dispute with Apple raises “the hardest question I’ve seen in government.” Comey was testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday about the government’s attempt to force Apple to write software than undoes its own security protocols.

But Comey has faced considerably tougher questions in his career. Before becoming FBI director, he was the deputy assistant attorney general in George W. Bush’s Justice Department, where he pushed back on certain elements of the Bush-Cheney torture and surveillance programs — but ended up signing off on both.

In April 2004, several months after Comey arrived at DOJ, news broke that U.S. soldiers had tortured prisoners at the Abu Ghraib detention facility in Iraq. Two months later, reporters discovered a memo written in August 2002 by then-Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee, which outlined a particularly aberrant legal theory for circumventing the U.S.’ anti-torture laws.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That any person who ever signed off on torture could wind up as the head of the FBI demonstrates how morally corrupt this country has become.

Feb 29 08:10

MERCENARY INDUSTRY BOOMING AS PRIVATE ARMIES WAGE WARS FOR CORPORATIONS

‘For too long this murky world of guns for hire has been allowed to grow unchecked. In letting the industry regulate itself, the government has failed,’ the executive director of War On Want tells MintPress.

Feb 28 08:37

US-backed Proxies Use Ceasefire in Syria to 'Regroup, Rearm and Prepare'

The Syrian ceasefire deal, brokered between the US and Russia, almost certainly will not last long and definitely does not mean the end of the war on the ground, Alastair Crooke, former MI6 agent, who was Middle East advisor to Javier Solana, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (CFSP) from 1997 to 2003, said in a lengthy interview with the RT news channel.

Feb 28 08:22

Kerry on Gitmo Detainee Who Returned to Terrorism: ‘He’s Not Supposed to Be Doing That’

Secretary of State John Kerry lamented Wednesday that a terrorist who the Obama administration released from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay subsequently returned to fight for al Qaeda, telling lawmakers “he’s not supposed to be doing that.”

Feb 27 13:38

Shocking Video: US Marine Booed, Removed From Clinton Rally For Asking Legitimate Question

Hillary Clinton supporters booed and shouted at a Marine veteran until security forcibly removed him – all because he asked about Benghazi.

The incident happened at a Clinton rally in Bluffton, South Carolina on Friday, where the man who introduced himself as a veteran asked former President Bill Clinton why his wife “lied over the coffins” of the men killed in the Benghazi attacks.

Feb 26 16:40

Obama’s Plan To Close Guantánamo Too Little Too Late

Omar Shakir, Bertha Fellow and attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights says, the proposal is very similar to the executive order Obama issued in 2009.

Feb 26 10:42

Brian Eno: “Oscars’ swag bag is part of Israel’s cultural propaganda campaign”

Israel is using artists, again, to obscure its dismal human rights record. We must all demand the truth

Feb 25 14:59

Iraqi militia seize ISIS chemical weapons store

Iraqi militia fighters have captured two locations with vast deposits of highly toxic agents used by Islamic State terrorists to arm mortar shells and rockets, potentially for use against civilian targets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To be blamed on other parties, of course!

Feb 25 08:47

The Globalists and the Islamists:

The Globalists and the Islamists:

Fomenting the "Clash of Civilizations" for a New World Order

Part Two:

The Muslim Brotherhood – The Globalists' Secret Weapon

I. The Roots of Islamic Terrorism
II. Creating the 'Arc of Crisis'
III. The Muslim Brotherhood Branches Out
IV. Osama Bin Laden: The Early Years
V. Bin Laden In Exile
VI. World Trade Center 1993
VII. Bin Laden's Money Problems
VIII. The Brotherhood Revolution Continues

Feb 25 08:36

European Parliament calls for Saudi arms embargo

The European Parliament called on the European Union to impose an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, saying Britain, France and other EU governments should no longer sell weapons to a country accused of targeting civilians in Yemen.

Feb 25 06:48

‘Cruel, inhuman and degrading:’ Israel’s systematic abuse of Palestinian detainees exposed by NGOs

Israel’s domestic security agency systematically abuses Palestinians kept at its Shikma detention facility, two NGOs say, adding that “cruel, inhuman and degrading” treatment is inherent to the interrogation policy and dictated from above.

Israeli rights groups B’Tselem and HaMoked released a 70-page report on Wednesday detailing abuses taking place between August 2013 and March 2014 at the Shikma interrogation facility, which is run by the Israel Security Agency (ISA, Shin Bet in Hebrew) in Ashkelon, southern Israel. The report was based on the accounts of at least 116 suspects that had been interrogated at the facility.

Feb 24 23:41

Does Kerry's 'Plan B' on Syria Originate From 2008 Secret US-Saudi Plan? © Sputnik/ Michael Alaeddin POLITICS

What lies beneath US Secretary of State John Kerry's intriguing "Plan B" and why do American war hawks insist that the Syrian ceasefire agreement is destined to fail? It seems that the US President is about to set off a chain of events that will literally blow up the Middle East, F. William Engdahl warns.

Feb 24 13:29

Obama Administration Fails to Make Progress on Reforming US Drone Program

The US President Barack Obama's administration failed to implement reforms regarding the controversial drone policy to make it more transparent, accountable and consistent with national security interests, according to a report by the US think tank Stimson Center published Tuesday. "Little progress has been made during the past year and a half to enact reforms that establish a more sensible US drone policy consistent with America’s long-term security and economic interests. The lack of a clear drone policy risks leaving a legacy on drone use that is based on secrecy and a lack of accountability that undermines efforts to support the international rule of law," the report reads.

Feb 24 05:45

Russians Ride Fast – Israel Shamir

If the rebels grasp the chance and enter serious negotiations for a coalition government, peace is possible.

The Russians accepted the US proposal to cease fire in Syria (or rather to end hostilities). They had made a similar proposal a few weeks ago, so this is in line with their thinking. Russians have made huge successes in Syria; they achieved an astonishing and unexpected victory with very few losses.

It was a reputational victory it was as well as a military one. Russia entered the Syrian war at a low point internationally.

Feb 23 15:55

Just Following Orders: It Is Shockingly Easy to Get People to Do Bad Things

Imagine this scenario: you sign up to participate in a scientific study on memory and learning at a major university.

Your role is that of “Teacher,” and an “Experimenter” in a lab coat introduces you to your “Learner.”

You are then placed in front of an electric shock generator. Your Learner is seated in an adjacent room, where he is hooked up to electrodes. You can hear your Learner, but you cannot see him.

The Experimenter instructs you to provide your Learner with a series of word pairs. You are to test the Learner by naming a word and asking him to recall its partner/pair from a list of four possible choices.

If and when your Learner answers incorrectly, you are to administer a remote-controlled electric shock. The severity of the shocks increase with each subsequent wrong answer.

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Feb 23 09:57

“Dirty Players in Geopolitics”: Letter to “Doctors Without Borders” (MSF)

Dear MSF,

A monthly donor of many years, I feel an explanation is in order for my cancellation and further refusal to participate as a MSF “Field Partner.” I am a former military special operations intelligence professional and anti-corruption investigator of many years. Based on my expertise in open source intelligence analysis and closely following several of the ongoing conflicts, including Ukraine and SYRIA, it has become clear MSF is becoming a tool for geopolitical ends. Either you’ve been penetrated by intelligence agencies for this purpose of promoting false flag information operations or your organization is being manipulated to same effect. I cannot, with clear conscious, be a party to this with further contributions.

The several NATO intelligence agencies are in full force pursuing anti-Russian propaganda operations, which likely include the recent attacks on MSF aligned Syrian clinics; purposeful and professional operations intended to smear Russia and President Putin for purposes of generating political capital for pursuit of geopolitical manipulations. Your organization immediately pointing the finger at Assad and/or the Russians, without time taken to properly investigate, is unethical.

NATO aligned intelligence agency false flag examples provided:

Feb 22 23:27

Americans Mindless About the Grave Dangers They Face

Never before in history has the danger of possible humanity destroying nuclear war been greater. Fundamental rights Americans think they have don’t exist.

They’re deplorably out-of-touch, the most over-entertained, uninformed people anywhere, controlled by neocon infested bipartisan governance, lunatics threatening their welfare, security and world peace.

Public ignorance is shocking, why America gets away with high crimes at home and abroad. Lawless interventionism is longstanding policy.

Endless US wars on humanity rage. Human and civil rights are fast eroding en route toward disappearing altogether. Police state injustice rules, tyranny by any standard, heading toward becoming full-blown.

Feb 22 21:24

Paul Craig Roberts: The Neo-Cons Are Being Defeated

"America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests"
— Henry Kissinger

but the banksters and neocons interests do not coincide with ours

Feb 22 17:30

Trump Now Counts Rudy Giuliani as Part of His Political Kitchen Cabinet

In an email Sunday night, Trump confirmed that Giuliani has become part of his inner circle as he navigates the 2016 terrain and hotly contested primaries. "Rudy is a very knowledgeable friend. I consider his counsel very important," Trump wrote.

Feb 22 15:46

Four Star General Presents Indisputable Case for a Temporary Military Takeover of the U.S. Federal Government

These United States of America have reached a critical juncture. As a matter of historical fact, this country has committed a series of heinous war crimes through the prosecution of several unprovoked wars of aggression throughout the world. This preplanned scheme to wage unlawful and undeclared wars against innocent nations has been clearly explained by one of the highest ranking generals of the U.S. Army.

Feb 22 13:19

SAUDI ARABIA BECOMES BIGGEST ARMS IMPORTER IN MIDDLE EAST

In a further sign of its ramping up its military muscle, Saudi Arabia has become the biggest arms importer in the Middle East, and the second biggest in the world, after India, with an increase of 275 percent in 2011-5 compared to 2006-10. Between 2011-15 Saudi Arabia was the world’s second largest arms importer, with an increase of 275 per cent compared to 2006-10. In the same period, arms imports by the United Arab Emirates rose by 35 per cent and those by Qatar went up by 279 per cent.

Feb 22 10:58

Torture Is a Crime

The subject of U.S. policies on torture is back in the news again. With far too much frequency, I've been seeing media reports of public figures calling for a return to so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" or, even worse, using dangerous and ill-informed rhetoric in support of reviving these illegal and immoral tactics.

In my more than 30 years of human rights and humanitarian work, most recently with the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), I've witnessed too often the near destruction of both the human body and the human spirit as a result of torture, as well as the corrosive effects it has on societies and institutions that permit it. And although appropriate rehabilitative care can help to heal the person, I long for the day when organizations such as CVT are put out of business because torture has been wiped off the face of the Earth.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the US government tortures, or outsources torture, it tells the world that it doesn't care about human rights, democracy, or the rule of law.

And when the US government tortures, or outsources torture, it gives rulers in other countries carte blanche to do the same to American civilians or military personnel.

Feb 22 04:56

Requiem for the Bush Dynasty

An unrivaled political pedigree and $100-million war chest were not enough to overcome an undeniable fact: voters didn’t buy what Jeb Bush was selling.

(*...all the king's horses and all the king's men...
from nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty' )

Feb 22 00:24

Turkey's Ankara False Flag Blaming Syrian Kurds Clears Pathway to Turkish-Saudi Gulf State Invasion of Syria and WWIII

By Joachim Hagopian
February 22, 2016

Turkey’s been blasting away all month long shelling heavy artillery mortars from its side along the Turkish border killing Syrian National Army soldiers, Syrian Kurd forces (YPG), at least, one Russian advisor and defenseless civilians in border villages inside Syria. Widespread reportage of the ongoing daily Turkish artillery barrage into Syria was publicly confirmed by the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu since February 13th. Though a NATO member, longtime close US ally and next to Empire and Israel among the world’s leading partners-in-crime for state-sponsored terrorism, earlier this week Turkey was asked by Washington to cease its border aggression. Yet Turkish President Recep Erdogan has elected to defy his US master and continues his daily bombardment of northern Syrian villages and Syrian militarily controlled outposts abandoned recently by decimated escaping Islamic State terrorists.

Feb 21 08:57

Syria: Hysteria, Russophobia, Propaganda and Pig-faced lies. NATO war crimes

For a start, let us apply the Truth Test to western media outlets. The way it works is like this: take any story, turn it on its head, turn it upside down and inside out and then you are probably getting somewhere near to the truth. So let us examine the history of those pointing fingers at Russia and accusing Russian military commanders of war crimes. Remember Kosovo? Remember when they ignored the fact that Kosovo Liberation "Army" operatives, aka terrorists from Ushtria Çlirimtare ë Kosovës, were murdering policemen, attacking the authorities, beheading young Serbs and trafficking their organs while they were still alive, and instead they concentrated on the police operation to track down these terrorists and punish them? They lied. Remember when they marched in to a sovereign state, tore its heart out (Kosovo is to Serbia what Oxford is to England) then bombed the country for three months? Including civilian structures? Remember Iraq?

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Feb 20 14:09

Bahrain prisoners complain about torture, mistreatment

Bahraini prisoners held at the notorious Dry Dock pre-trial detention center have complained about being tortured and forced to imitate animal sounds.

The detainees at the prison located on the island of Muharraq, northeast of the capital, Manama, said that they are tortured when being taken to solitary confinement, Bahraini media reported on Saturday.

According to the prisoners, they are humiliated and insulted, forced to make animal sounds, adding that they cannot know the names of officers or policemen that torture them because they remove their name tags.

They also complained about the lack of “simplest necessary medications” at the detention center and said they are denied rest as officers force them to sleep early and then raid their rooms in the middle of the night under the pretext of searching.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, yes, our "good friends in the Middle East", the Bahraini government, because the US Navy's 5th Fleet is there.

A place where torture is routinely performed on peaceful protestors, and on the first responders who aid them in saving their lives, when the Bahraini police and military start beating them. What a bastion of totalitarianism!!

I would politely suggest that the US is known by the company it keeps, and the Sufi Al-Khalifa monarchy, which has been suppressing its Shiite majority population for decades, may be in for a very rude awakening, if at least some of the changes requested by the protestors are not acted upon.

The late John Kennedy said it best; when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable".

Feb 20 12:42

BBC Report Explains How US & UK Weapons Flow To Al-Qaida & Other Extremists In Syria

Western weapons and equipment flow freely between the so-called “moderate” rebels in Syria and their close allies from extremist groups like al-Qaida, according to an investigation from a BBC reporter. In a Dec. 17 episode of the BBC Radio series “The Report,” investigative journalist Peter Oborne documented disturbing evidence that the United Kingdom and United States continue to support the the Syrian opposition, particularly the Free Syrian Army, despite ample evidence that they work closely with extremist groups NATO has traditionally thought of as enemies.

Feb 20 12:40

Why is Europe following Obama and washing its hands of Palestine?

Alan Hart explains why he believes European leaders will never take the lead in pressing Israel to respect international law and to be serious about a just peaceful settlement of the conflict with the Palestinian people.

Feb 20 10:38

Israeli / Saudi Arabia Tactical Nuclear Strike on Yemen (Neutron Bomb)

They have already tested their bomb in Yemen! So far it hasn't been much help!

Webmaster addition: It is a huge explosion, but I am not convinced it is nuclear without radiation readings. It could be a bunker buster that hit an underground munitions storage depot.

Feb 19 15:39

“Gaza, this uninhabitable planet... I want to run away from this madness”

Stuart Littlewood relays, through the words of a female resident of the Gaza Strip, how unbearable life had become for the Palestinian residents of the Strip who live in despair, ill health, poor accommodation and without some of the basics of life.

Feb 19 15:31

Tyrannical System Sentences 4-Year-Old Boy to Life in Prison for Alleged Crimes When He Was 1

Born in September 2012, Ahmed Mansour Karni was swept up in an indictment listing his name along with 115 other defendants accused of participating in riots and demonstrations on January 3, 2014. Despite that fact that Ahmed was only a year and a half old at the time, he was reportedly charged with four counts of murder, eight counts of attempted murder, vandalizing property belonging to the Egyptian Health Administration in his home province of el-Fayoum, threatening soldiers and police officers, and damaging vehicles belonging to security forces. Convicted in absentia, Ahmed was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

Feb 19 15:30

What Is the Government Still Hiding? ACLU Continues Fight to Obtain Photos of Bush-Era Torture

Earlier this month, the Pentagon released nearly 200 photographs relating to the abuse of prisoners by U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan but refused to release a larger batch of 1,800 images.

Feb 19 10:38

When Soldiers Come Home

snip: It is symptomatic of how our thinking has produced the destructive nature of our social systems that suicide has become the third-leading cause of death in the world. Perhaps Thomas Mann understood the deeper connections of how our thinking produces the adverse consequences of how we live. “War,” he observed, “is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” But war is sufficiently destructive of the nature of life that soldiers experience its evil force as a deadly infection of their souls. If, as I believe, each of us has a need for spiritual transcendence; of a need to connect up with the rest of the universe, how can those whose soul has been so contaminated hope to restore it to health?

Feb 19 09:01

Tyrannical System Sentences 4-Year-Old Boy to Life in Prison for Alleged Crimes When He Was 1

By Andrew Emett

Cairo, Egypt – Convicted of murder, inciting riots, destruction of government property and threatening cops, a four-year-old Egyptian boy was sentenced to life in prison this week. Although the boy was less than two years old during the civil unrest in 2014, he was convicted in absentia due to a clerical error and the court’s incompetence...

Feb 19 06:45

'Gaza, this uninhabitable planet... I want to run away from this madness'

"I want to run away from this madness. And I know that hundreds of thousands of Gazans want to leave as well. We are cold not only physically but also metaphorically. Actually; I’m not sure about the accuracy of my name Hope because I’m also hopeless. I sometimes ask why I wasn’t killed during one of the wars. If the heaven is the final abode, so it is the big reward for all the suffering that we have witnessed. If it is Hell, there is no big different from the hell of Gaza.

Feb 19 00:08

FLASHBACK: Washington Accuses Putin. Russian Airstrikes are Targeting “Our Guys” in Syria: CIA Operatives, Military Advisers, Mercenaries, Special Forces, … Instead of ISIS Terrorists

This article was first published in October 2015. Are we gearing up for a war between US-NATO-Turkey-Saudi Arabia and Syria-Russia-Iran?

US-NATO operatives are already on the ground inside Syria. In fact they have been on ground within “opposition” militia from the very outset in March 2011.

Russian Airstrikes are Targeting “Our Guys”:

The Western media quoting US officials has reported that the Russian Air Force is not really targeting ISIS terrorists.

They are targeting CIA sponsored operatives inside Syria.

According to a US official in an interview with Fox News:

‘Putin is deliberately targeting our forces. Our guys are fighting for their lives.’

Feb 18 18:36

International community condemns Ankara blast, stands with Turkey

The international community has condemned a car bomb attack in Ankara that killed 28 people and wounded 61 others near the armed forces’ headquarters, parliament and other government buildings.

He said there could be no justification “for such horrific acts” and that “NATO allies stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against terrorism.”
Meanwhile, the White House said it condemned the attack in Ankara and that stands in solidarity with Turkey.

“We stand together with Turkey, a NATO ally, a strong partner, and a valued member of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant coalition in the face of this attack,” said Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also released a statement on Feb. 17, in which she sharply condemned the “horrifying” attack.

The chancellor said she was horrified by the attack in Ankara and that her thoughts were with the families of the victims and the injured.

Feb 18 17:16

Ten Saudi Major Generals Decry Riyadh's Syria Deployment Plan

TEHRAN (FNA)- The military top brass in Saudi Arabia wrote a letter to the crown prince and interior minister, Mohammed bin Nayef, to warn him against dispatching troops to Syria, saying the plan entails dire repercussions for the Kingdom.

Ten Saudi Major Generals and marshals have signed the letter which foresees definite defeat and failure for Riyadh if the Arab monarchy sends forces to Syria following its failure in the nearly-one-year-long war on Yemen, the NTHNEWS news website reported on Thursday.

According to the report, the text of the letter has been released in different Yemeni media and gone viral on the social media.

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Feb 18 08:24

Cops Killed Nearly 4 People a Day in January – More Deaths a Day Than Most Countries Kill Per Year

In January 2016, police killed 113 people — at least one person was fatally gunned down by a cop every day that month. One particularly deadly day, January 27, saw ten people meet their fate, thanks to the police. On average, that is almost 4 people a day.

And there is no indication this tragic epidemic will end soon.

Feb 18 05:14

Bush struggles to mask mounting frustration

'I should stop campaigning maybe,' the candidate quips.


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“The press is totally at the mercy of Donald Trump,” Bush said after Edward Scott, 58, a Bush supporter, stood up and expressed concern that the former governor’s pitch on preparedness and policy “doesn’t resonate” and that the bombastic businessman has been “knocking [him] off center.”

Moments later though, a second likely Bush supporter, David Villinger, 62, stood up and offered a similar lament that his campaign “has been co-opted by the P.T. Barnum of our time.”

Then a third questioner encouraged Bush to show more fire, asking Bush if he could be more of “an [S.O.B.]” like his brother.

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Feb 17 14:46

RUSSIA STRIKES BACK "American planes have bombed a hospital in Syria, we have evidence"

Feb 17 11:41

Start Preparing for the Collapse of the Saudi Kingdom

For half a century the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been the lynchpin of U.S. Mideast policy. A guaranteed supply of oil has bought a guaranteed supply of security. Ignoring autocratic practices and the export of Wahhabi extremism, Washington stubbornly dubs its ally “moderate.” So tight is the trust that U.S. special operators dip into Saudi petrodollars as a counterterrorism slush fund without a second thought. In a sea of chaos, goes the refrain, the kingdom is one state that’s stable.

Feb 17 06:46

The UN and the Invisible Palestinian Knives of Allege-gate

The UN is as fake as the fake knives of Allege-gate. Both are smokescreens for impunity for zionist brutality and crimes against humanity.

Feb 16 13:45

Trump’s crafty move on Iraq: His war comments allow conservatives to move past the Bush years while saving face

Trump's Iraq comments were initially surprising, but they give conservatives a way to put Bush years behind them
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Trump accused the former president of lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and called the war “a big, fat mistake.” Trump also sneered at Jeb Bush that the “World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign.” These comments range from demonstrably true (the 9/11 comment) to arguable (there’s no proof that Bush knowingly lied, but his administration did heavily massage the evidence to get their preexisting desire to start a war in Iraq). Perhaps unaccustomed to hearing reality-based rhetoric during their debates, the Republican audience booed Trump loudly for this.

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Feb 16 11:28

New evidence shows Saudi use of cluster bombs in Yemen, Amnesty says

This comes as Saudi Arabia admitted on January 12 that its military had used cluster bombs in the aggression against Yemen.

Feb 16 11:20

Yemen war: Saudi Arabia accused of deploying illegal, US-supplied cluster bombs in conflict

Human Rights Watch says it has evidence of the bombs being used at least five times, including an attack in December last year that injured civilians

Feb 16 09:37

US SHRUGS OFF YET ANOTHER REPORT OF CLUSTER BOMBS LAUNCHED BY SAUDIS IN YEMEN

Following a new report from Human Rights Watch on the use of banned cluster bombs by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the United States State Department has once again given a statement so the government may appear as if it is concerned. But there have been consistent cluster bomb reports since the U.S.-backed intervention was launched in March 2015, and each time business as usual has resumed with no regard for the civilians killed by these explosives. On February 14, HRW reported, “Recently transferred U.S.-manufactured cluster munitions are being used in civilian areas contrary to U.S. export requirements and also appear to be failing to meet the reliability standard required for U.S. export of the weapons.”

Feb 16 07:40

Craig Roberts: President Kennedy and His Brother Robert Kennedy Were Murdered By The Military-Security Complex

This gang of traitorous murderers has just about destroyed the USA.

Anyone who thinks that democratic governments would not kill their own citizens is uninformed beyond belief. If, dear reader, you are one of these gullible people, please go to the Internet and become familiar, for example, with Operation Northwoods and Operation Gladio.

Feb 16 05:33

FLASHBACK: Bush Family Funded Adolf Hitler

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According to research carried out over the last few years, Wall Street bankers (amongst others) financed Hitler's rise to power whilst making large profits at the same time. What is yet still more deplorable is the fact that relatives of the current U.S. president were amongst this group of individuals.

U.S. authors Webster G. Tarpley and Anton Cheitkin reveal in the recently published George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography that Prescott Bush (George W. Bush's grandfather) and other directors of the Union Banking Company (UBC) were Nazi collaborators.

Feb 15 16:21

UK considering British Gitmo for extremists: Report

A review by Justice Secretary Michael Gove, due to be published in March, is examining how ‘convicted extremists’ behave in prison.

According to the Telegraph, the proposal to hold extremists separately was reportedly raised in discussions as part of a review into radicalization in jails.

Feb 15 14:02

New GOP Plans for Torture

Troubling comments within the Republican presidential field over whether to reinstate torture and implement other war crimes have been drawing criticism lately, with the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, even feeling compelled to weigh in last week by calling out the “loose talk” in the Republican primaries.

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Feb 15 10:50

Air strike hits France-based health establishment in Syria

Médecins Sans Frontières reported that an air strike hit their hospital in Idlib, Syria and caused many casualties. "This appears to be a deliberate attack on a health structure, and we condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms." said Massimiliano Rebaudengo, MSF head of mission.

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions.

Feb 15 09:05

New GOP Plans for Torture

Troubling comments within the Republican presidential field over whether to reinstate torture and implement other war crimes have been drawing criticism lately, with the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, even feeling compelled to weigh in last week by calling out the “loose talk” in the Republican primaries.

On Feb. 9, McCain took to the Senate floor to condemn remarks by his Republican colleagues regarding the use of torture, saying that “these statements must not go unanswered because they mislead the American people about the realities of interrogation, how to gather intelligence, what it takes to defend our security and at the most fundamental level, what we are fighting for as a nation and what kind of nation we are.”

Barack Obama, then President-elect, and President George W. Bush at the White House during the 2008 transition.
Barack Obama, then President-elect, and President George W. Bush at the White House during the 2008 transition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Torture rarely produces actionable intelligence; it only gets the tortured individual to confess to whatever the torturer wants them to say, in order to get the torture to stop. And people who love doing this work get a very sick satisfaction from being able to hurt their brother and sister human beings with impunity, and know that they will never have to suffer the consequences of what they have done.

But I will suggest to those Republicans and Democrats who think that torture is great, that this is what torture does to the US internationally:

1. This country is seen as a place where those alleged values politicians love to yap about so consistently, such as humane treatment of prisoners, human rights, human decency, and democracy, are only observed in the breach, but not in practice, in this country. This makes every US pol who has signed off on the use of any kind of torture ( please remember that the use of NG feeding on hunger strikers at Gitmo definitely fits the bill as torture), from the President on down, the rankest of vile hypocrites the world could ever imagine.

2. The US use of torture, or outsourcing of torture, gives carte blanche for governments who don't like the US very much to torture American citizens and American military.

Those of you who are in the military, or have family or friends in the military, please do chew on that last one for awhile, won't you?!?

Feb 15 07:47

Every Year Since Obama Won the Peace Prize, US Has Broken its Record of Killing Civilians in Afghanistan

By John Vibes

According to numbers released by the United Nations this week, the US military is murdering innocent civilians at ever-increasing rates and is killing more innocent people each year. In fact, recent reports have indicated that the US military has broken its record for civilian casualties every single year in Afghanistan, for the past seven years...

Feb 13 17:46

Houthi fighters derail the Saudi progress in northwestern Yemen

The Russians and Syrians will eat these guys alive...chew em up and spit em out!

The Saudi Army – alongside the Arab Coalition and Hadi loyalists – have repeatedly attempted to seize the imperative town of Midi in the Hajjah Governorate; however, they have been unable to make any significant advances, thanks in large part to the fierce resistance from the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthi forces.

On Friday, the Saudi Army and their allies were delivered another embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Houthi forces and the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard after they attempted to enter this town once again.

Feb 13 09:05

America’s Love Affair With Nuclear and Radioactive Weapons

By Ulson Gunnar

The United States would have the world believe that it is in mortal danger should nations like Iran or North Korea obtain operationally effective nuclear weapons. We are told that there is a grave risk of these weapons being used against another nation and that the US (with the support of the “international community”) must confront these government, and if possible undermine and overthrow them. Why?

Since a nation has already used nuclear weapons against another state, ironically enough that nation being the United States itself, we already know the devastating effects of nuclear weapons...

Feb 13 05:32

Jeb Bush On His Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush On His Foreign Policy Chops: Florida National Guard Ran Abu Ghraib Prison
“I was commander-in-chief of the National Guard. I visited Iraq and Afghanistan. The National Guard in Florida took the responsibility of running Abu Ghraib prison. I walked that prison. I saw the heroic effort of the citizen soldiers taking care of their job with great distinction. I supported our Guard in every possible way.”

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush cited his experience as head of the Florida National Guard in a radio interview Friday to counter claims from Marco Rubio that he lacked foreign policy credentials. The former Florida governor singled out the Florida Guard that ran the scandal-plagued Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as proof of his foreign policy chops.

Feb 13 05:13

Top 10 Henry Kissinger quotes

Feb 12 16:24

What Guns? What Gold? Prepper Tips On “Hiding Your Guns in Plain Sight”

If/when gun confiscation comes to your door, you will need to have some of your weapons hidden or stashed away.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 12 16:11

Is it too late for peace in Israel/Palestine?

Alan Hart argues that if the Palestinians insisted on dissolving the Palestinian Authority and handing back to Israel full responsibility and complete accountability for the occupation, peace in Palestine/Israel might still be possible.

Feb 12 13:39

WHY NOT BEING FRIENDS WITH A WAR CRIMINAL LIKE HENRY KISSINGER MATTERS

In the midst of questioning the United States’ history of overthrowing and meddling in other countries’ governments, Bernie Sanders denounced Hillary Clinton for befriending and taking advice from former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Numerous media commentators reacted by mocking the Sanders campaign, believing millennials could not possibly know anything about Kissinger. They suggested millennials did not care about what Kissinger did either.

Feb 12 13:28

United States War Crimes. A Historical Review

The United States has been particularly reluctant to sign treaties addressing the “laws of war”. It has refused to sign The Declaration on the Prohibition of the Use of Thermo-Nuclear Weapons (1961); The Resolution on the Non-Use of Force in International Relations and Permanent Ban on the Use of Nuclear Weapons (1972); The Resolution on the Definition of Aggression (1974); Protocols Additional to the 1949 Geneva Convention (1977); and the Declaration on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons(1989).1

Equally disturbing was the U.S. refusal to sign the Convention on Rights of the Child, introduced into the United Nations General assembly on November 20, 1989 and subsequently ratified by 191 countries.

Feb 12 10:24

Russian Students Call on UN to Stop Obama's Aggression

Students at several Russian universities have released a video message in which they call on the United Nations to stop the “aggression” of U.S. President Barack Obama and demand that he be prosecuted for “the thousands of lives he has taken.”

“We urge the United Nations to take immediate action to stop the aggression of the U.S. president, and ask The Hague to investigate the actions of Barack Obama,” the students said in a video appeal to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, posted on YouTube on Thursday.

The video had gathered 35,000 views as of Friday afternoon. The video was first posted in Russian but a version with English subtitles was uploaded later.

Feb 12 09:55

USA's imperialist policy does not reflect the views of common Americans

A petition has appeared on the website of the US White House to recognize US sitting President, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama, a war criminal.

Feb 11 15:44

Amnesty: Gitmo detainee possibly sodomized in CIA custody

Amnesty International has asked US authorities to take better care of one of the alleged ringleaders of the September 11, 2001, attacks whose health is rapidly deteriorating at the Guantanamo Bay military prison.

Feb 11 11:44

BBC CORRESPONDENT CONFIRMS USE OF SECRET COURTS BUT CAN’T REPORT IT

“The use of secret courts is a place where trials take place that is not open to the public, nor generally reported in the news and generally no official record of the case or the judge’s verdict is made available. Often there is no legal allegation. The accused is usually not able to obtain the counsel of an lawyer or confront witnesses for the prosecution, and the proceedings are characterised by a perceived miscarriage of justice to the benefit of the ruling powers of the society. This is the stuff of cold war Russia and Nazi Germany – right? Think again.”

Feb 11 11:04

USA's imperialist policy does not reflect the views of common Americans

A petition has appeared on the website of the US White House to recognize US sitting President, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama, a war criminal. The petition says that Obama is guilty not only of crimes against common Americans, but also against the whole world. "One of the most dreadful prisons in history - Guantanamo - continues to function. Libya was destroyed as a result of Obama's aggression. In Syria, Obama's agents train, fund and organize terrorist groups, deceitfully naming them 'moderate opposition,' who, among other things, bear a relation to Al-Qaeda, implicated in crimes against the American people," the petition runs. The American president is also accused of violating Americans' right for privacy. The accusation appears as a consequence of the scandal about tapped telephones and NSA's access to private correspondence.

Feb 11 11:01

Thousands Of Americans "Demand" Obama Be Convicted Of War Crimes

In short, “yes we can” quickly turned into “no we probably can’t” and now, as the Obama presidency draws to a close, we can definitively say “no we didn’t.”

Against this backdrop, some Americans want to send the Nobel Peace Prize winner off with a rather unpleasant parting gift: a referral to the Hague. Below, find a peition that appeared earlier this week on The White House's official web page calling for the "conviction of the US President and trial in the international criminal court."

Feb 11 10:23

CIA was Hacking Senate Emails, Watch the Director Throw a Tantrum When He’s Called Out for It

By Andrew Emett

After repeatedly lying to Congress and undermining the Senate Intelligence Committee, CIA Director John Brennan was caught lying again to the oversight committee this week when he refused to admit his employees had used “improper procedures” when they hacked into the Senate’s email accounts. Instead of taking responsibility for ordering his men to break the law, Brennan threw a temper tantrum during the open hearing as Sen. Ron Wyden refused to swallow any more of the CIA Director’s lies...

Feb 11 09:34

Zionist and Nazi Moral Disengagement

Zionist values and the hasbara machine dread empathy. Empathy engages with suffering and survivors of Nazi atrocities and their descendants have the privileged capacity to realise there is no difference between suffering under the Nazi or the zionist jackboot – both of which made and make strides because the machinations of moral disengagement duped the German people back then, just as the Jewish people are duped today along with British, Canadian, American, European, Australian citizens whose governments grant impunity to the zionist scourge in Palestine.

Feb 11 09:19

To my Fellow Israelis: We Can Stop This

Let me put it out there, clearly and directly:

We have been acting like animals, with barbarism of a degree which indeed could be, and should be, and has been, compared to those whom we love to hate – the Nazis – whose cruelty is supposed to exonerate ours. As Golda Meir told MK Shulamit Aloni: “After the Holocaust, Jews are allowed to do anything.” NO. Damn well not. We’ve used this excuse, with those words or others, together with a systematic cover-up of our own cruelties, since the start. And because we have largely succumbed to our own propaganda in this, we have failed to perceive the historical trace, which, if followed honestly, will show us that we are essentially AT THE SAME PLACE as before – still subjugating, still massacring, still torturing.

Feb 11 09:06

Military maneuver planned in S Arabia

This article as in troop numbers and tank numbers is absolute BEX! The Saudis have lost what little minds they have! ROTFWLMFAO!

Saudi media said some 350,000 forces from the Persian Gulf Arab states and a number of other countries will take part in the Saudi-led military maneuver in the area of Hafer al-Batin in northern Saudi Arabia.

Some 2,540 warplanes, 20,000 tanks and 460 helicopters will also participate in the exercise, dubbed “North Thunder.”

In 18 days of maneuvers, the airspace over northern Saudi Arabia will be closed.

Feb 11 08:37

US A-10s bombed city of Aleppo on Wednesday, shifted blame onto Moscow – Russian military

The US Air Farce! The same outfit that LET 911 happen and the same outfit that bombs hospitals,weddings,schools and funerals. I have to believe the Russians on this one!

Two US Air Force A-10 warplanes carried out airstrikes on Aleppo Wednesday, destroying nine facilities, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported. The same day, the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing two hospitals, despite no Russian flights over the city.

“No Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in Aleppo city area yesterday. The nearest target engaged was over 20km away from the city,” Konashenkov stressed, adding that on the contrary, airplanes from the US-led anti-ISIS coalition were active over Aleppo, “both aircrafts and UAVs.”

The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry drew attention to the stunning similarity of the situation with the American airstrike on the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and the US bombing of the positions of the Iraqi army in Fallujah.

Feb 10 16:45

CIA boss flips out when Ron Wyden reminds him that CIA spied on the Senate

Remember when it looked like the Senate committee that oversees the CIA was writing the notorious CIA Torture Report, and caught the CIA searching their Senate bosses' files to find out what they knew?

Apparently, CIA Director John Brennan doesn't. At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing yesterday, Brennan pitched a tantrum when Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR], who sits on the Committee, asked him to account for spying on his bosses. The Director snarls at his boss, insisting that nothing bad happened, that Wyden shouldn't be talking about it, and so on -- saying everything, in fact, except, "Sorry, it won't happen again."

Feb 10 16:12

4,000 people calling for trial of ‘war criminal’ Obama

More than 4,000 people have so far signed an online petition on the White House website, demanding the prosecution of US President Barack Obama for committing war crimes.

Feb 10 14:58

WH.gov Petition Calling for Obama to Be Tried for War Crimes Gets 5,000 Signatures in Two Days

You think they just haven't noticed this one yet?

A new petition just up since Feb. 8th calls for the president to be tried for war crimes.

While we all know that these White House petitions are about as useless as a roll of wet toilet paper, still, it’s funny to see people use it against the president whose staff came up with it to make a point.

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Feb 09 23:00

Falk reprimands Ban Ki-Moon over truth about Israel's crimes

With obvious relish Richard Falk, former professor of international law at Princeton and UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Occupied Palestine, has issued a well deserved slap on the wrist to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for his naivety. It follows Israel's furious reaction to Ban's remark to the Security Council that “Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half-century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process”.

Feb 09 17:45

David Irving - Zionist Bankers Main Financiers of Hitler

"I didn't and do not even today, for understandable reasons, wish to reveal that from October 1928, the two largest regular contributors to the NaZi party were the general managers of the two largest Berlin banks, both of Jewish faith and one of them the leader of Zionism in Germany" - Dr. Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor Germany 1930-1932 in a letter to Winston Churchill

Feb 09 15:04

John Kiriakou: Let’s End Torture in US Prisons

Solitary confinement is exactly what it sounds like.

A prisoner is kept in a small cell – usually 6 feet by 10 – alone, for 23 hours a day.

Feb 09 13:10

The US is killing more civilians in Iraq and Syria than it acknowledges

Abdul-Aziz al Hassan is from al Gharra, his first name the same as the mountain’s. He left the village while the Islamic State was in charge, but it is because of a bomb from an American plane that he cannot go back. What happened to his family is the story of just one bomb of the 35,000 dropped so far during 10,000 missions flown in the US-led air war against the Islamic State.

Feb 09 08:52

War Crimes Tribunal Finds Bush and Blair Guilty

Originally published by GR in November 2011, this report outlines the 2011 judgment of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. It is of particular relevance to the role of Tony Blair in the Iraq war, which is currently the object of controversy and debate in the UK.

Feb 08 22:04

Sibel Edmonds, Guillermo Jimenez & Pearse Redmond on NEWSBUD

the curious case of Michael Scheuer and his marriage to the CIA’s “Queen of Torture” Alfreda Frances Bikowsky, the media’s overall silence on the issue, and why it matters.

Feb 08 15:25

Richard Falk reprimands Ban Ki-moon over truth about Israel's crimes

Stuart Littlewood recalls an interview with former UN human rights rapporteur Richard Falk in which he exposes “the politics of deflection” – shooting the messenger while ignoring the message – underlying the propaganda efforts of Israel and its allies.

Feb 08 14:35

Even More UN Peacekeeper Gang Rapes Reported, This Time in Central Africa

Everyone is outraged, and rightly so, over the “rapefugees” scandal that’s being covered up in cities across Europe, but those same people don’t seen to realize there was already a scourge of mass rapes going on, just at the hands of people in uniforms sent by the UN instead of asylum seekers.

You never see that one on the mainstream nightly news, do ya? The media blackout on United Nations Gang Rapists is even thicker than the one on mass rapes by asylum seekers.

Not even kidding, Europe. You better hope the UN doesn’t call peacekeepers in to help with “violence” related to the refugee influx.

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Feb 08 14:17

Pentagon Releases 198 Abuse Photos in Long-Running Lawsuit. What They Don’t Show Is a Bigger Story.

Today, after more than a decade of legal battles and stonewalling, the Department of Defense released 198 photos relating to prisoner abuse by U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

198 photos released out of over 2000 requested.

Feb 07 10:01

THE GUANTÁNAMO IN NEW YORK YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO KNOW ABOUT

Mahdi Hashi, a young man of Somali origin who grew up in London, had never been to the United States before he was imprisoned in the 10-South wing of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan in November 2012, when he was 23. For over three years, he has been confined to a small cell 23 hours a day without natural light, with an hour alone in a slightly larger indoor cage. He has had no physical contact with anyone. Apart from occasional visits by his lawyer, his human interaction has been limited to brief, transactional exchanges with guards and a monthly 30-minute phone call with his family.

Feb 07 09:30

‘I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding’ – Trump at debates

I've had enough of this little phony. First he says he will have Canadian Ted Cruz as his Veep. Now he comes out for torture. This guy jumped the shark. He is buddy's with Netanyahu. This is the Neocon Stealth Candidate.
People in the alternative media who support this Neocon IDIOT better take another look at The Donald! Once again we have been had!

The Republican debates have wrapped up in New Hampshire, with some formidable bickering, topped by poll leader Donald Trump’s comment that he would “bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”

Trump is also the person who recently in November said he does not care if torture doesn’t work, because “they deserve it anyway.”

Feb 07 07:43

Monsanto Exposed as Source for White Phosphorus Used in Gaza Massacre

By Justin Gardner

Monsanto has earned the dubious reputation of being one of the most hated companies in the world. Its grand proclamations of working to feed the world and help the environment have been exposed for a sham...

The chemical manufacturing side of Monsanto goes back a long way, most notably to Vietnam where Agent Orange was used to decimate vast swaths of tropical rainforest and poison countless Vietnamese civilians and soldiers, including American. The popular 2-4, D herbicide used today was an ingredient in Agent Orange.

But Monsanto’s role as a purveyor of deadly military chemicals goes even deeper...

Feb 07 00:21

Israel shoots the messenger: An open letter to Ban Ki-Moon

While I was special rapporteur for Palestine, you chose to attack me in public on several occasions. Now Israel has turned its fire on you......Richard Falk

Feb 06 17:06

Pentagon Releases 200 Photos of Bush-Era Prisoner Abuse, Thousands Kept Secret

The Pentagon on Friday was forced to release nearly 200 photographs of bruises, lacerations, and other injuries inflicted on prisoners presumably by U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The record-dump was the result of a Freedom of Information Act request and nearly 12 years of litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which fought to expose the Bush-era torture.

Feb 06 11:39

Risking World War III in Syria

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter last October said in a little noticed comment that the United States was ready to take “direct action on the ground” in Syria. Vice President Joe Biden said in Istanbul last month that if peace talks in Geneva failed, the United States was prepared for a “military solution” in that country. The peace talks collapsed on Wednesday even before they began. A day later Saudi Arabia said it is ready to invade Syria while Turkey is building up forces at its Syrian border.

Feb 06 11:13

Syria: NATO's Last Desperate Options in Lost Proxy War

As early as 2012, a Department of Intelligence Agency (DIA) document (.pdf) admitted in regards to the Syrian conflict and the rise of ISIS that:

If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).

Feb 06 10:15

Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to torture instead of death

A Saudi court ruled this week that instead of beheading Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, he will now face flogging and eight years in prison as punishment for what state religious authorities consider to be crimes against Islam.

Feb 06 09:22

Rebels deploy child soldiers to fight in northern Aleppo

This is a disgusting warcrime on the part of the US government and the Pentagram!

The Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki have begun to use child soldiers in their fight against the Syrian government forces inside the Aleppo Governorate after the latter launched a large-scale offensive to capture much of the province’s northern countryside.

According to local sources, soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have reported a number of firefights in which children were being deployed by the Islamist rebels to help drive back the government forces.

Some of the children were described as “pre-teen” and unable to properly fire the automatic rifles they were being sent to battle with.

Feb 05 19:11

‘Murderer!’ Turkey’s president heckled by female protesters, security brutally retaliates (VIDEO)

On a state visit to Ecuador,Erdogan has his Turkish Security Force beat and molest Ecuadorian women demonstrating against his visit.This guy has lost it!

Turkish Presidential guards showed astounding levels of brutality towards female activists in Ecuador. Three women were violently hauled away and, according to their accounts, beaten in the face and breasts moments after heckling Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In an act of protest the three activist started screaming “murderer” at Erdogan while he was addressing the crowd at Quito's Centre for Higher National Studies.

Feb 05 18:52

Oregon occupation spokesman LaVoy Finicum remembered as devout cowboy with a touch of mischief

KANAB, Utah -- Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, spokesman of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, was commemorated Friday in a southwestern Utah town that helped emblazon the image of a cowboy riding into the sunset on the American collective memory.
Finicum lay in a pine casket built by his family. On the inside of the lid were the words "One Cowboy's Stand for Freedom" -- he kept a blog by that name -- inside a barbed wire border. On the top was the brand Finicum used on his cattle. The handles were horseshoes bent to allow a handhold.
Finicum's body was dressed in white, and an American flag was laid across the chest of the man killed by Oregon State Police at a roadblock Jan. 26.
About 1,000 people were on hand for the service, held at the Kaibab Stake Center, part of the Mormon church.Finicum's memory is being celebrated far beyond Kanab this week.

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Feb 05 10:35

Let’s End Torture in U.S. Prisons

A prisoner is kept in a small cell — usually 6 feet by 10 — alone, for 23 hours a day.

For one hour a day, he or she may be taken into a small cage outside, with the opportunity to walk in circles before being taken back in. Even the outdoor cage can usually be opened and closed remotely.

Feb 04 12:08

Shocking! Judge Tazes Man in Court Because He “Continued To Speak When Ordered To Stop”

The punishments being handed out by courtrooms are starting to look a lot like behaviorists testing rats once imagined – with a crude shocking device designed to reinforce behavior:

King had a shocker anklet attached, which was supposed to be used [only] if King were to attempt to escape or hurt anyone.

In the court, King attempted to make his case but was constantly interrupted by the judge who repeatedly told him to be quiet. When King continued... Judge Nalley told the court deputy “Mr Sheriff, do it… use it,” at which point 50,000 volts of electricity were sent through King’s body, causing him to scream in pain. The court transcript read, “DEFENDANT SCREAMS.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 04 09:02

TONY BLAIR WILL [SHOULD] FACE TRIAL FOR WAR CRIMES OVER IRAQ

Tony Blair should be charged with war crimes for ordering the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has claimed.
In an extraordinary attack on Labour's most successful ever leader, Mr Corbyn said that 'those that made the decisions' in the run-up to the conflict should be put on trial.
He said Mr Blair should be made to 'explain' launching an 'illegal' war which he said helped cause recent migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.

Supporters of Mr Corbyn have claimed he is the 'antidote' to the Blairite 'virus' in the Labour party, despite Mr Blair winning an historic three general elections for Labour.
The 2003 Iraq war remains one of the most damaging and divisive decisions of the Blair government.

Speaking in an interview on BBC2's Newsnight, Mr Corbyn said Mr Blair will have to answer for his decision to join US President George Bush sending in troops to overthrow Saddam Hussein.

Feb 04 06:06

Ex-prisoner reveals tragedies of female captives in Israeli jails

Captive Fatima told the PIC reporter that she lived six bitter years in prison, during which she experienced the wrench of the throes of childbirth, while she was tied up. She was deprived of the most basic human rights.

Feb 03 20:39

A Golden Age for Pentagon Waste

As we have often noted one of the giant logs stuck in the eye of many conservatives, people who typically argue for smaller government, is that they often defend military spending with little reservation. Defense, we are told is enumerated in the Constitution and as such is a legitimate expenditure. And yes, defense, is enumerated in the Constitution. Massive unchecked spending, undeclared wars, and bases around the world are not however enumerated in the Constitution.

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Feb 03 08:47

JUDGE CONVICTED AFTER HE ADMITTED TO TORTURING MAN IN COURT WITH 50,000 VOLTS TO SHUT HIM UP

A man representing himself in a Maryland court was shocked with 50,000 volts of electricity by the judge because he continued to speak when the judge ordered him to stop. Judge Robert Nalley pleaded guilty on Monday to depriving the defendant of his civil rights. The charge stems from an encounter between the judge and victim Delvon King in July of 2014, when King was appearing before Judge Nalley to face gun charges. King had a shocker anklet attached to him, which was supposed to be used in case of an emergency situation, or if King were to attempt to escape or hurt anyone.

Feb 03 08:46

Roger Waters tells France: ‘Supporters of BDS, attacked by your judiciary, have my unequivocal respect and love’

Two days ago we posted about the brave pushback in France against legislation that makes it a crime to advocate for boycott of Israel. We were then informed that Roger Waters had sent a letter to the French people, via a French news agency, on this very subject some weeks ago that has never been published. We are publishing it here.

Feb 03 08:45

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES HOW HE'LL WASTE $582 BILLION

You hear that? It’s the sound of 582 billion dollar bills falling down an infinitely deep hole, as narrated by your Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter. Yes, his name’s Ash. And yes, he’s going to spend a couple billion defending outer space from ISIS. In a speech delivered and published today, Carter outlined some of the ways in which our great and war-craving nation will squander over half a trillion dollars in Fiscal Year 2017. It ain’t good:

Feb 02 23:53

Pentagon Wants Fourfold Increase in US European Military Spending to Deter Nonexistent Russian Aggression

hang on to your military-age children and your wallets

snip: US military spending already matches or exceeds budgets for all other nations combined, including foreign, homeland, numerous miscellaneous categories, unlimited black budgeting, frequent add-ons and unconstrained defense contractors’ cost overruns, amounting to trillions of dollars of waste, fraud and abuse over time.

Feb 02 00:19

The Rise of ISIS and Other Extremist Groups: the role of the West and Regional Powers

by Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban (Political and Media Advisor at the Syrian Presidency).

This essay examines the role of Western and regional players (i.e. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar) in inflaming the conflict and the growth of terrorism in Syria.

It examines the attempts to break up Syria’s civilian and military institutions, the delegitimization of the Syrian government, the attempts to procure a UN mandate for a military intervention in Syria, the imposition of suffocating economic sanctions on Syria, and most importantly the support that Western and regional powers gave to a plethora of armed groups, including al-Qaeda and ISIS, to fight the Syrian government.

Feb 01 14:11

Death Penalty: A State of Assassins !!

“Israel” is out of this debate, simply because it is so “democratic” and never committed such a punishment but once in 1962 against Eichmann, the Nazi. The human blood and life for “Israel” is so precious, specially the Jewish one as it never executed anyone from the “chosen people”, the beloved sons of God !!!

Can you believe this? I don’t, simply because I have witnessed the mass-killing Israel executing the whole people of Palestine. Inside “Israel” the conditions are perfect for the Jew “citizen” but in the occupied Territories, it is hell for the occupied natives !!! “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” David Ben-Gurion (the father of “Israel”), May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

Feb 01 13:57

Saudi Arabia Bombs Day Care Centre for Blind Children in Yemen, U.S Silent

Saudi Arabia continues to shock the world with its crimes against civilians in Yemen. On this occasion, the Saudi-led coalition attacked the day-care centre for blind children, located in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a.

Whilst exact information about the victims of the air raid are not confirmed, it has been reported at least 3 are dead. The blow to the Yemeni civilians was inflicted at a time when they were all sleeping. This explains the complete lack of reaction to a war crime by the USA, European countries, as well as the so-called “human rights” organizations who like to talk about non-existent victims of the Russia, Syria and other undesirables to the West countries.

Feb 01 12:03

PETRAEUS, CLINTON ALLOWED TO LEAK CLASSIFIED INTEL WHILE WHISTLEBLOWERS BECOME ENEMIES OF THE STATE

Last Friday, the Pentagon quietly informed the Senate Armed Services Committee that it will not seek any further punishment on retired Army general David Petraeus, who resigned in 2012 after it was discovered that he shared highly classified material with his biographer. The material contained eight notebooks worth of “code words, war strategy, the names of covert officers and other sensitive information. In addition, they outlined deliberative discussions with the National Security Council and President Obama.” The Justice Department said if this information were disclosed to the wrong people, it would cause “exceptionally grave damage.”

Feb 01 09:15

Russians Pay Tribute to America’s Favorite Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“This beautiful piece of artwork now hangs across the street from the US embassy in Moscow”

Feb 01 08:40

Zionism’s Exaggerated Sense of Entitlement

As we prepare for our sixth year of protesting for the rights of Palestinians in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall we are reflecting on some new and disturbing behaviour from our detractors. Over the last 275 weeks we have had plenty of time and multiple opportunities to judge how various forms of Zionists and Christian Zionists comport themselves in public. Many of the behaviours appear to be counter-intuitive. It is well documented that a majority of Australians disapprove of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and believe that the Zionist Israeli government’s policies have a negative influence on world affairs. According to the BBC World Poll 2015 69% of Australians hold a negative view of Israel.

Jan 31 12:03

BEX ALERT: Breaking/Busted: Video Shows Finicum Armed to Kill, So Many Lied

Just remember the guy that runs this agit-prop rag has stated that 40% of what he puts up on his site is BEX!
By the way at least a couple of the men murdered by the Earp Pimp Brothers were unarmed at the time they were murdered!Bad choice!

[ Editor’s note: We have two videos, a short one for the quick and lazy. Finicum goes down like right out of OK Corral, gun in hand. Cliven Bundy lied; Ammon Bundy lied, as did the stooge or hostage or groupie, who suckered so many. Please remember the story of the execution, poor Finicum on his knees begging for mercy while police shoot him repeatedly and then empty their guns into his body.

Jan 31 09:40

Introduction to the Holohoax, Part1 - the Big Lie

Part 1 of 3 - The holocaust is a preposterous hoax unsupported by any physical evidence. It is made up of literally millions of lies, but it all rests on one 'big lie', that big lie is the focus of this video.

Jan 31 09:01

Pentagon delays release of images of tortured Afghan, Iraqi prisoners despite court order

Jan 30 17:41

Has Israel normalised its psychologically disoriented apartheid system?

The extreme militarization of any nation requires an enemy, or at least the concept of an enemy and in the presence of the ‘imaginary’ enemy, the healthy suspicious and cautious tendency develops into a full fledged delusion of national persecution, that tends to use tools that are beneath a democracy, the tools of a dictatorship and implemented apartheid . The article argues how Israel has normalised its disoriented concept of the “imagined enemy” to justify its apartheid regime and the on going oppression of the Palestinians.

Jan 30 10:13

Brainwashed Palestinians

At the beginning of the Oslo deceptive mirage of “peace”, the zionists hosted several Palestinian “writers” for a month course in the Kibutz of Ein-Herod. In this course, the zionists taught some Palestinians writers the “culture of peace”, ie, the culture of accepting the zionist discourse and believing the zionist lies of “the Promised Land” and “the Chosen people” … this course had done its effect on this pseudo-writer to the degree he had been obsessed with the zionist discourse and believing its myths !!

Jan 30 09:22

Tyranny,Defiance,and the Death of LaVoy Finicum

They are charged under a federal civil war statute making it illegal to fight back. Then they had the Civil War.

LaVoy Finicum, who was shot at a roadblock by Oregon State Troopers and left to bleed to death in the snow, was not a violent criminal. He and his colleagues from the group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom were traveling to John Day, Oregon to organize political resistance to federal control over lands in the western United States.

The carefully planned ambush, which displayed detailed intelligence regarding the plans of Finicum and his friends, was a joint operation between the FBI and the Oregon State Police. It was was not carried out in defense of persons or property, but to enforce the will of those in control of the Regime.

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