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Mar 22 17:40

US Lectures Cuba on Human Rights Across From Own Torture Dungeon

By Tony Cartalucci

US President Barrack Obama paid what the Western media hailed as a “historic” visit to Cuba, after decades of isolation imposed upon the island nation by the US and its Western allies.

While many claimed it was a sign of hope for US-Cuban relations, it could equally be equated with similar feigned rapprochements with nations like Syria and Libya, both of which were first offered false peace deals before betrayal and both of which have now been destroyed by years of US-backed proxy war, with Libya’s government being overthrown and its leader along with three generations of his family virtually exterminated by US-NATO military operations.

And as if to prove President Obama’s advocates wrong, the US president used this “historic” visit to publicly humiliate Cuban President Raul Castro regarding alleged human rights abuses the US claims are regularly carried out against “political prisoners.”...

Mar 22 17:29

Castro Demands Obama Drop Blockade, Return ‘Illegally Occupied’ Guantánamo

During the first family’s historic visit to Cuba on Monday, the Cuban president confronted President Barack Obama about the crippling trade embargo and called on him to “return the territory illegally occupied by Guantánamo Base.”

Mar 22 14:23

Obama Visits Cuba, But Will US Ever End Embargo, Give Back Guantánamo?

President Obama has arrived in Cuba for a historic three-day visit, becoming the first sitting US president to visit the island in 88 years. Obama is scheduled to meet Cuban President Raúl Castro this morning at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana. While diplomatic ties have been restored between the two countries, many issues remain unsolved. The 54-year-old US trade embargo on Cuba remains in place. The United States has also refused to give up control of its Navy base and military prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. Last year, Raúl Castro said Cuba will not be able to normalize relations with the United States until Washington returns Guantánamo to Cuba. We go to Havana to speak with former Cuban diplomat Carlos Alzugaray Treto and Peter Kornbluh, director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive in Washington, DC.

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Mar 22 06:57

‘Dismantle the disastrous deal’: Trump tells AIPAC Iran deal is 'number one priority'

We have been had! Just another Zionist puppet!This guy will get us into WW3 just like Hillary!

“My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” Trump said, speaking before AIPAC in Washington, DC on Monday evening. “I have been in business a long time…this deal is catastrophic for Israel – for America, for the whole of the Middle East… We have rewarded the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with $ 150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return.”

Trump criticized the deal for not requiring Iran to dismantle its military nuclear capability and only limiting its nuclear program for a certain number of years. He chastised Iran for contributing to problems in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia by providing weapons and money.

Mar 21 12:33

OPERATION MIDLAND CLOSES DOWN AS SCOTLAND YARD PROBE INTO WESTMINSTER ‘PAEDOPHILE RING’ COLLAPSES

Operation Midland, the police investigation into historical claims of a Westminster VIP paedophile ring has closed,Scotland Yard said. Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor has been told he will face no further action over Scotland Yard's investigation into historical VIP abuse claims. The 69-year-old was twice interviewed under caution as part of the investigation, and has consistently denied any wrongdoing, claiming he was the victim of a homosexual witchunt.

Mar 21 08:59

CLINTON EMAILS REVEAL ISRAELI PUSH FOR SECTARIAN CONFLICT IN SYRIA

The author of the email, forwarded by Clinton in July 2012, argued that Israel is convinced Iran would lose “its only ally” in the Middle East, if the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad collapses. “The fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies,” an email stated.

Mar 20 15:37

Remembering Obama’s “Shock and Awe” Bombing Of Libya And How The “Antiwar” Movement Blew It

Op-Ed by Philip C. Restino, Jr.
Central Florida Veterans For Peace

March 19th marked the 5th anniversary of the first African-American President unilaterally, and without provocation, ordering the U.S. “Shock and Awe” bombing the crap out of his African brothers and sisters in the sovereign North African nation of Libya. Not only that, he did so without even bothering to go to Congress and at least lie to them like his predecessor President George W. Bush did with his own “Shock and Awe” bombing of Iraq 8 years earlier...

Mar 20 09:26

Will Bill Moyers Ever Tell The Truth About Lyndon Johnson?

Well some of the pukes who conspired to kill JFK are still alive and writing their BS! A little hidden history for you all!

"Get that goddamned "bubble [top] off unless it's pouring rain" said Bill Moyers just hours before John Kennedy's head was blown off in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Moyers, doing advance work for Lyndon Johnson in Austin, was speaking to a Ms. Harris who told the Secret Service. "Goddamn" was a favorite word of Moyer's boss Lyndon Johnson and the "bubbletop" was a removable, black protective top for the president's limousine.

While the bubble-top was not bullet-proof it was opague and would have prevented a sniper in a tall building from getting a clear 'head-shot".

After the murder of JFK, Bill Moyers assumed a lot of power as a very young and inner circle aide to Lyndon Johnson. One of the things that attracted a young Bill Moyers to Lyndon Johnson was that LBJ exuded "power," not that LBJ was a decent, honest and likeable man.

Mar 20 05:37

The dark side of the `Good War'

60 years of research and reflection have gradually brought to light numerous aspects of this conflict that do not fit a straightforward pattern of black-and-white moral clarity.

Mar 20 04:32

Should International Law Supersede Superstition in the 21st Century?

by Prof. William A. Cook

This is the God of Moses and of Joshua giving them license to take the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites et al. in the name of the God they created and literally forced on the Jewish people if they did not obey, as witness the destruction they imposed on those who worshipped other images of God.

Mar 19 16:00

U.N. says Saudi-led bombing of Yemen market may be international crime

The senior U.N. human rights official on Friday condemned the Saudi-led coalition's air strike that killed more than 100 people at a Yemen market this week, saying it was "responsible for twice as many civilian casualties as all other forces put together". "These awful incidents continue to occur with unacceptable regularity. In addition, despite public promises to investigate such incidents, we have yet to see progress in any such investigations," Zeid said in a statement.

Mar 19 10:46

The U.S. Government Is Still Fighting to Bury the Senate Torture Report

Government lawyers on Thursday continued their fight to bury the Senate Torture Report, arguing before the D.C. District Court of Appeals that the 6,700-page text could not be released on procedural grounds.

When the 500-page executive summary of the report was released more than a year ago, it prompted international outcry and renewed calls for prosecution. The summary describes not only the CIA’s rape and torture of detainees, but also how the agency consistently misrepresented the brutality and effectiveness of the torture program.

But many of the most graphic details are in Volume III of the full report, which former Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein has said contains “excruciating” details on “each of the 119 known individuals who were held in CIA custody.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report should be released, and immediately.

Americans deserve to know what the CIA has done with their tax dollars, and in their names.

Mar 19 08:49

'Devastating': US Media Turns Back on Horrors of Erdogan’s Kurdish Assault

As the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues its crackdown on Kurdish communities in the country’s southeast, Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear host Brian Becker speaks with RT reporter William Whiteman, who has witnessed the devastation first-hand and is launching a petition to call for an international investigation.

Mar 18 09:15

The Catch-22 Of Closing Gitmo

The lineup of presenters at Human Rights First’s Closing Guantanamo event earlier this month promised to provide the inside scoop on how Obama is going to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and what the key roadblocks might be. But what I heard did nothing to allay my alarm that the Obama administration will continue the policy of indefinite detention of many “war on terror” detainees and will do nothing to hold accountable those who orchestrated and oversaw the torture of Muslim men in U.S. custody.

Mar 18 08:25

Flash Mob Guantanamo Bay Protest Outside US Embassy in Moscow (Video)

Protestors keep targeting the US embassy with protests over American foreign policy. Yesterday (March 17) a flash mob anti-Guantanamo Bay protest occurred outside the US embassy in Moscow. About a dozen men suddenly appeared outside in orange jumpsuits bearing the word "Guantanamo", shackled and hooded, where they lay down on the pavement next to the embassy gates. Moscow police charged with guarding the embassy were quick to respond, and began taking them away almost immediately. Guantanamo Bay Prison costs about $400 million to operate annually, and has been condemned world-wide for holding prisoners illegally without trial and for practicing interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, widely considered to be torture. Obama promised to close the prison during his election campaign in 2008 but has so far failed to do so.

Mar 17 09:21

Turkey's military crackdown on Kurds in anti-PKK op

Harrowing accounts of the alleged massacre of dozens of Kurdish civilians in the Turkish town of Cizre have emerged, as Ankara continues its crackdown on Kurdish fighters in the country's southeast, coupled with shelling Kurds’ positions in Syria and bombing them in Iraq.

Mar 16 11:31

British scholar arrested in Istanbul over ‘terrorist propaganda’ in Kurdish holiday invitations

A British academic has been arrested in Istanbul for allegedly distributing invitations to Kurdish New Year celebrations. He was accused of spreading “terrorist propaganda” amid the ongoing crackdown on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party and its supporters.

Mar 14 13:55

Money, Missiles & Guantanamo: Senate Hears From US Admirals

Commanders of US forces in the Americas told the Senate they needed more funding to counter threats from Iran, North Korea and Russia – which they admitted were hypothetical – while praising the “humane” conduct of US troops at “thankless” Guantanamo.

Mar 14 12:07

George W. Bush & Hillary Clinton Love-Fest

A reporter tweeted this photo from Nancy Reagan's funeral on Friday.
(Who's the grey-skinned, ghoulish-looking woman in the background? Yikes!)

Mar 14 09:24

72 PERCENT OF AID TO PALESTINE ENDS UP ‘IN ISRAELI HANDS’

Aid money to Palestine ends up benefiting the Israeli economy, and may even help perpetuate the occupation, according to an analysis published last year. Published by Aid Watch Palestine, a Palestinian NGO that scrutinizes the spending of foreign relief money, the September 2015 study by Shir Hever suggests that at least 72 percent of foreign aid actually ends up back in Israeli hands. Palestine’s economy is dependent on foreign aid, although foreign nations sometimes pledge more than they actually give. The World Bank reported that of $3.5 billion pledged to Palestine in 2015, “only 35 percent has been disbursed, $881 million less than what was supposed to be disbursed so far” by September.

Mar 14 08:10

FDA to declassify electroshock therapy to same risk category as condoms and contact lenses

The Food and Drug Administration is set to allow for the dramatic expansion of electroshock therapy for patients who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, through reclassification of the devices used to deliver shock treatment, despite the fact that experts and former patients have attested to the damage such treatment causes.

As noted by mental health watchdog organization Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHRI), the FDA began the reclassification process for Electroconvulsive Therapy Devices (ECT) in early January. The change would lower the devices from their current highest-risk Category III classification, "to allow electric shock machines to be utilized in the treatment of specific alleged mental illnesses with less regulatory controls," the organization noted in an alert.

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Mar 14 05:08

Israel’s generals and their troubled relationship with the elected cabinet

ALL is not well between Israel’s cabinet and the generals who supposedly report to them. Major-General Herzl Halevi arrived at the Knesset on February 23rd for what was planned as a routine briefing for members of the defence committee of Israel’s parliament. Instead, the chief of military intelligence delivered a stark warning.

Mar 13 09:34

Nobody Knows the Identities of the 150 People Killed by U.S. in Somalia, but Most Are Certain They Deserved It

The U.S. used drones and manned aircraft yesterday to drop bombs and missiles on Somalia, ending the lives of at least 150 people. As it virtually always does, the Obama administration instantly claimed that the people killed were “terrorists” and militants — members of the Somali group al Shabaab — but provided no evidence to support that assertion.

Nonetheless, most U.S. media reports contained nothing more than quotes from U.S. officials about what happened, conveyed uncritically and with no skepticism of their accuracy: The dead “fighters … were assembled for what American officials believe was a graduation ceremony and prelude to an imminent attack against American troops,” pronounced the New York Times. So, the official story goes, The Terrorists were that very moment “graduating” — receiving their Terrorist degrees — and about to attack U.S. troops when the U.S. killed them.

Mar 13 08:09

Perfect plan of the West is to plunder natural wealth of dismembered Russia

The head of the Department of Comparative Politics at People's Friendship University of Russia, Yuri Pochta, believes that the draft joint resolution of US Congress was a part of the long-term policy of the West against Russia.

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"It's what we DO!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 12 18:11

The American Public Informs President Obama's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues About Ongoing Non-Consensual Human Experimentation in the USA Today

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

We’ve documented US government use of harmful and deadly experiments upon the public (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here for just a few, and that the US tortures people in Orwellian violation of six binding areas of law). Ramola’s testimony of being a “targeted individual” is here.

Mar 12 10:03

Coroner Report Contradicts Claims of Heart Attack — RT Founder Beaten to Death in D.C. Hotel

In November, the Free Thought Project reported that Mikhail Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government, and the founder of Russia Today (RT), was found dead in the hotel room that he was staying at in Washington DC.

Lesin, who is said to be a close associate to Russian President Putin, was staying at the Hotel Dupont when he passed away, and very few details about the case have been made public, until now.

Originally, in November, authorities announced that Lesin died from a heart attack. However, the results of his autopsy tell a far more sinister story.

Mar 12 08:52

Was Mikhail Lesin Killed by the FBI?

The Russian foreign ministry says the US has not given it any substantive information on the death, even though they have repeatedly requested information through diplomatic channels. Yesterday it was confirmed by the medical examiner that Lesin had died of “blunt force injuries of the head,” as well as “blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities, lower extremities.”

There is reason to suspect Mikhail Lesin may have died while being interrogated by the FBI.

Mar 11 18:04

Recent Assad Torture Report “Caesar” Cited By Mainstream Media Debunked By Researchers

By Brandon Turbeville

On January 20, 2014, only two days before negotiations were set to begin over Syria in Switzerland, a now famous report was released claiming to hold photographic evidence of Bashar al-Assad’s brutality against his own people and institutional torture programs in place by the Syrian government. The report, whose source was an alleged “defector” going only by the name of “Caesar,” and photos he allegedly took at a Syrian government military hospital, was touted as evidence of Assad’s cruelty and an example of how the Syrian president was committing war crimes reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

The report was plastered all across Western media, television screens, and Internet sites in perfect timing to disrupt any hope of a negotiated end to the Western-backed violence in Syria...

Mar 11 05:58

The REAL Ted Cruz EXPOSED

The REAL Ted Cruz EXPOSED – What You DON’T KNOW ABOUT TED!
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), thanks to the failure of fellow Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), is now the establishment’s top choice for President.
Despite Cruz’s conservative rhetoric and willingness to cause problems in the U.S. Senate… this switch was surprisingly easy. What happened?
As perhaps the most infamous Republican insider Roger Stone reports, Cruz is really a Bush… just with a different last name:
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The Bush-Cruz connection is clear. Ted was George W.’s brain when he ran for president. A top policy adviser, Ted maneuvered for Solicitor General in Bush World but settled for a plum at the Federal Trade Commission. Ted’s a Bush man with deep ties to the political and financial establishment. Ted and wife Heidi brag about being the first “Bush marriage” – they met as Bush staffers. Cruz was an adviser on legal affairs while Heidi was an adviser on economic policy and eventually director for the Western Hemisphere on the National Security Council under Condoleezza Rice.>>>

Mar 10 13:33

Russian diplomat: Abuse, deaths in prison custody on the rise in US

"According to a report for 2015 from the nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch, the number of prisoners in the United States stood at 2.37 million people, more than in any other country of the world," said Konstantin Dolgov, ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law. According to US Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Director Charles Samuels, there have been on the average 40% more than projected inmates in prisons over the past ten years. Fifteen penitentiary facilities in the US are 100% overcrowded. The problem of solitary imprisonment still remains unresolved. According to Human Rights Watch, about 100,000 inmates of federal prisons and prisons in states are kept in full isolation. Often, as a results of staying in single confinement cells, inmates self-harm themselves gravely or commit suicides. According to Amnesty International, defendants are often isolated before they face trial...

Mar 09 17:20

Boyfriend ‘waterboarded’ girlfriend to find out whether she was cheating

Dylan VanCamp, from Wisconsin, allegedly carried out the torture technique along with a string of violent and and abusive acts last year.

The 22-year-old faces six charges including suffocation, stalking and battery. He is also accused of throwing a fork at his victim, who has not been named, and attacking her on two other occasions – once where she also fell unconscious.

The victim claims VanCamp, who she had only been dating for one month, waterboarded her in June last year after becoming ‘enraged’ when he saw that she had been speaking to a boy she had known for some time on social media.

Mar 09 15:55

Is the Republican Party Just Too Stupid to Survive?

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Consider the Iraq War and its aftermath, surely one of the central geopolitical developments of the last few decades. In the mid-2000s, my old friend Bill Odom, the three-star general who ran the NSA for Ronald Reagan, accurately characterized the war as “the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history.” Yet today that calamitous legacy and its five trillion dollar total cost is warmly embraced by many of the top Republican leaders and publicly criticized by almost none of them.

However, just a couple of weeks ago, Trump blasted the war and the Bush Administration lies behind it on nationwide television during a Republican debate, inducing total shock within the Republican commentariat,>>>

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The sheer worthlessness of today’s Republicans was brought home to me more directly in the last couple of weeks as I undertook a long-deferred but sadly necessary task.

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Mar 08 18:40

1,845 Cases Filed For 'Insulting' Turkish President In Just 18 Months

They compare pics of Gollum and Erdogan side to side. My sides hurt!

from the thin-skin dept
Okay, so it was already fairly obvious that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had something of a thin skin. This is the guy who is trying to put a local doctor in jail for posting a picture comparing Erdogan to Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEM7I5VSVjY

Mar 08 17:36

Only Cruz Can Beat Trump

Gun Owners of America supporting a Canadian warmonger like Cruz for US President!
Shame on you Larry Pratt!

So if you want to beat Trump there's only one candidate with the message, money, organization, and support to do it -- just as I said all along. And it's Cruz.

Mar 08 16:40

Cop who killed dog entitled to $45k in back pay –judge

The POS slit the dogs throat.What kind of a Judge would give this POS $45,000!
However, Bolger’s attorney, Steve Levin, told US News that the “noose” – the dog control pole used by animal control to restrain and corral animals – was most likely what killed Nala. Levin explained that it took three attempts to corral Nala and that she was no longer moving on the third try. Bolger then made an incision to the dog’s throat and claimed it did not produce much blood, a sign that her heart was not beating.

Mar 08 16:31

Syrian Kurds say jihadists used phosphorus in chemical attack in Aleppo

Armed Islamist opposition fighters have used yellow phosphorous in a chemical attack on the Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, Kurdish militia group YPG said.

Mar 08 16:08

Israeli supporters financing Clinton’s campaign: Analyst

An American scholar says that “the plutocrats dominated by the Israeli supporters” are financing Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president of the United States.

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Mar 08 15:40

US Government ‘Silent’ As UAE Tortures My Family: US Citizen

An American citizen whose father and brother are being detained in the United Arab Emirates has accused the Obama administration of keeping silent as her family continues to suffer torture.

Mar 08 10:41

Obama Administration Silent As American Says A U.S. Ally Is Torturing Her Family

A Libyan American whose father and brother are being detained by an American ally with a track record of torture believes the U.S. government is knowingly downplaying the matter as her family suffers.

Amal Eldarat told The Huffington Post that her father Kamal and brother Momed, who were arrested by security officials in the United Arab Emirates, are being deprived of basic medical care, were forced to sign confessions they didn't understand, and received inadequate access to their attorneys.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"HEY!! these guys are our allies, and they can do anything they want to prisoners, including torture, even unto death, and ex post facto accusations, and we are not going to do a damned thing about it!!" - Official White House Souse.

I would strongly suggest no travel for Americans, or anyone else, for that matter, to the UAE for quite some time into the future.

Mar 08 06:21

Biden arrives in Israel to talk billions in military aid — and patch things up

JERUSALEM — Vice President Biden arrives in Israel on Tuesday to patch up, again, relations between the Obama White House and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a very public and deeply partisan spat over the Iran nuclear deal last year.

The vice president will meet with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday when the two will work to advance long-running talks between the White House and the Prime Minister’s Office over a new multibillion-dollar, 10-year military-aid package.

Mar 07 14:44

White House to reveal death toll of US drone strikes for first time

Senior aide says US will disclose the number of terrorism suspects and civilians killed since 2009 in bid to bolster public support for controversial operations

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We murdered 1,108.452 women and children ... but they were all bad people!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 07 08:29

Cornered Neocons: Trump’s heresy on foreign policy has put Republican hawks in nightmare scenario — backing Hillary Clinton

“The war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake. All right? The war in Iraq, we spent $2 trillion, thousands of lives…We should’ve never been in Iraq. We have destabilized the Middle East. You call it whatever you want…They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none. And they knew there were none.” – Donald Trump

Mar 07 08:13

SAUDI ARABIA'S EXPLODING CHRISTMAS GIFTS FROM HILLARY CLINTON

As Hillary Clinton emerges as the front-runner for the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, she is receiving increased scrutiny for her years as Secretary of State. Many are criticizing her hawkish foreign policy, which is the best indication of what President Hillary's foreign policy would be, with many focusing on her long relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Mar 06 15:52

Should Hillary Face War Crimes Charges Over Libya?

Will Hillary Clinton be indicted for storing classified materials on an unsecure server in her house while Secretary of State? Will President Obama call off the Justice Department and risk making it look like there is a different set of laws for the elites? Or will he allow the investigation to continue and risk the Democrat Party frontrunner in the presidential race facing jail time. The issue is more a political one at this point. But, as Ron Paul says in today’s Liberty Report, why isn’t Hillary facing prosecution for war crimes over her role in the Libya debacle?

Mar 06 13:03

UK Suppresses Documents On Gitmo ‘Torture Collusion’

The British government is withholding key documents which could shed light on allegations of UK’s involvement in the torture of detainees in Guantanamo prison, according to a new report.

Mar 06 11:31

The US, Saudi Arabia, And The Destruction Of Libya By Western Forces

The aftermath of the regime change operation in Libya has become even more horrific, as the United States resumes bombing. The intelligence behind the latest decision to escalate military action in Libya is believed to be faulty again. Re-escalation of military operations by Western forces in Libya comes amidst a new report by the New York Times on the role Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton played in pushing President Barack Obama to support intervention in Libya when she was secretary of state.

Mar 06 11:30

What a Palestinian’s hunger strike tells about the fate of Israel’s occupation

Jamal Kanj argues that the case of Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq, who went on a record 94-day hunger strike in protest at his “administrative detention”, shows that Israel will not succeed in subjugating the Palestinian people.

Mar 06 09:34

Turkey Is Butchering Its Kurds - Europe Is Silent

The Turks, members of NATO in "good standing", are using the opportunity of the war in Syria to finish up the genocide of all ethnic minorities in Turkey which they started with the Greeks and Armenians in the 20th century.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the US tried to sell you war with Syria on the bogus claim that Assad was gassing his own people (a repeat of the since discredited claim that Saddam had gassed the Kurds).

Mar 05 16:49

Starved to death and left to MUMMIFY in the world's worst zoo: Once proud animals including lions and crocodiles are now no more than horrifying 'statues' after carers had to stop feeding them

This is the real face of Israel and Zionism! This is what they intend to do to the whole planet!

These are the horrifying pictures of mummified corpses of dozens of animals that starved to death in the world's worst zoo.

The photographs were taken at Khan Younis zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip. The animals were left without food due to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, as staff were unable to feed or care for them properly.

Mohammed Awaida opened South Forest Park in 2007 and invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into the zoo.

He lost a number of animals during the Israeli attacks against Hamas which began a year later

During the three-week offensive, launched in response to rocket attacks on Israel, Awaida said he could not reach the zoo, and many animals died of neglect and starvation.

History repeated itself in summer 2014, in the aftermath of the Gaza war known as Operation Protective Edge.

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Mar 05 12:45

Maniacal Texas Trooper Finally Fired, For Perjury

Murder charges have never been filed in the very suspicious death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, a black woman who was pulled over by a violent Texas Trooper in 2015 for allegedly not using her blinker. But Trooper Brian Encinia has been fired after being criminally indicted for committing perjury in the case. Also, LibertyFight has found a very poignant 11 minute video of (the now deceased) Sandra Bland giving a talk about police brutality and race relations from her 'Sandy Speaks' Youtube account. I happen to know a lot about the Texas Department of Public Safety, because I filed a federal lawsuit against them and two of their troopers in 2012. In my case, I had recorded both troopers & filed official complaints against them. The TX DPS admitted wrongdoing in writing, took 'corrective action' against them and forced them to undergo 'additional training,' as well as admitting wrongdoing in federal court.

Mar 05 12:14

U.S. Supplies ISIS through Turkey

On Friday, March 4th, the leading opposition newspaper in Turkey, Zaman, was taken over by the Government; and, today, March 5th, one of the other opposition newspapers, Cumhuriyet, reported that Zaman’s separate news-service to other news-media, Cihan News Agency, has now also been disabled on the Internet. (Anyone who goes to the site obtains an error-message.) The Turkish Government is trying to prevent the Turkish public from knowing that Turkey has been serving as the transit-route by which the U.S. government and its allied Arab oil monarchies (especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar) have been supplying foreign jihadists and weapons (largely U.S. but paid for with Saudi funds) into Syria to oust Bashar al-Assad from power.

Mar 05 09:35

Veterans Still Support Trump After Torture Flip-Flop

After Donald Trump Flip-Flop On Torture, Veterans Still Support Republican Front-Runner
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“Donald Trump is a straight talker and clearly knows how to get things done,” said William Compton, 63, a retired Army master sergeant from South Carolina who served in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. “He sees the state of the world and is willing to do what is necessary to keep America safe, which is something that myself and other veterans share in common with him, even though he didn’t serve.”

Mar 05 08:17

Trump Reverses His Stance on Torture

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Friday he wouldn’t order the U.S. military to break international laws, addressing criticism from military and legal experts that his policies regarding torture and killing terrorists’ family members would violate the Geneva Conventions..Asked Thursday night about making the military obey such orders, which would apparently be illegal, Mr. Trump said, “I’ve always been a leader. I’ve never had any problem leading people. If I say do it, they’re going to do it. That’s what leadership is all about.”

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Mar 04 13:28

USA DRONE KILLS 4 IN SHABWA PROVINCE OF YEMEN

“We are not sure about the identities of 4 victims, investigations are underway,” said a local official of Shabwa province. The U.S carries out regular drone strikes in Yemen and several other Muslim countries including Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, the US has been claiming that the drones target only terrorists, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the unmanned airstrikes. The US drone strikes in Yemen have been accompanied with the Saudi military aggression against the Arab country. Since Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression in Yemen March last year, more than 8,300 people including 2,236 children were killed. The Saudi led airstrikes also devastated the country’s service infrastructures, such as, hospitals, schools, food storage and delivery systems.

Mar 04 08:47

‘The Sense That Everybody Thought They Had WMDs Is A Total Fantasy’

The Iraq invasion is a good example of Faulkner’s line about the past not even being past. Claims about the lead-up to the calamitous 2003 attack, who believed what and when, and even claims about the war’s impact on the course of Iraq and US history resurface repeatedly in US political discourse, including in the 2016 presidential election.

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Mar 04 04:54

Clinton Will Never Be Indicted

Democratic Lawmaker Says Clinton Will Never Be Indicted

Hillary Clinton is innocent, that’s her story -- and New York Congressman Charlie Rangel is sticking with it.

“There’s no evidence of any wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton,” he said

(*oh christ !)

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.

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