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Jun 09 12:36

UN's Ban Ki-moon admits threats resulted in Saudi-led coalition being removed from blacklist

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has admitted that his decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from the organization's blacklist came after threats from a number of countries. Human rights groups are urging him to backtrack on the decision.

Jun 09 10:14

Ex-MI6 officer will not face charges over Libyan renditions

“Top British officials helped abduct a pregnant woman and four children, and so far we have no apology, no explanation, and now no one held responsible. Sir Mark Allen took credit, in writing, for the operation. Jack Straw, we are told, signed it off. The head of MI5 was so incensed about all this she wrote to Tony Blair at the time.

“Strangely, the CPS’s attitude to all this is ‘see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil’. It is hard to escape the conclusion that this decision has a great deal to do with political power and very little to do with the rule of law. While these families have been denied justice at every turn, we are determined to keep fighting for it.”

Jun 09 08:40

Ex-UK ambassador: Corrupt Crown Prosecution Service Bins Action on Extraordinary Rendition and Torture

Anybody who is in any way surprised at today’s announcement that nobody will be prosecuted for extraordinary rendition and torture, is in deep denial about what a corrupt and rotten state the United Kingdom is.

Among the many documents the Metropolitan Police (who are genuinely furious) handed to the Director of Public Prosecutions, and which now lies in a bin, is my own sworn evidence of the complicity in torture of Jack Straw and senior FCO officials. I therefore now publish the statement I made to the Metropolitan Police.

Jun 09 07:16

Turkey Expects German Gov't to Swear Off Armenian Genocide Vote

Ankara expects the German government to distance itself from the German parliament's resolution recognizing Armenian genocide, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Wednesday.

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"We are the only people who suffer genocide! Us! Not them, only us! You are using our trademarked history!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jun 09 07:06

MI6 won’t be charged over kidnap, torture of Libyans

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced Thursday that no charges will be brought against British spies over the 2004 rendition of Libyan dissidents due to "insufficient evidence."

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"All the witnesses got really depressed and committed suicide!" -- Number 9 3/4

Jun 08 18:23

In attack on Trump, Clinton accidentally admits drone killing of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki may have been a war crime

In her self-declared “major” foreign policy speech on June 2, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton indirectly admitted that the U.S. government’s drone killings of family members of suspected militants, such as Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, is a war crime. Clinton blasted Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for saying “he would order our military to carry out torture and the murder of civilians who are related to suspected terrorists — even though those are war crimes.”

Jun 08 18:08

Disseminating Zionist Fascism by Libelling Art

Palestinian-Australian Samah Sawabi’s finely crafted lyrical play, Tales of a City by the Sea, continues to be under fire from B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission Chair, Dvir Abramovich since the play was added to the Victorian curriculum. His accusations against the Palestinian-Australian playwright are preposterously spurious,

Jun 08 18:05

Schoolgirl Leanne Betrayed ……Free-speech organisers pull the plug on her ‘Birds not Bombs’

In a highly-regarded public speaking competition 15 year-old Leanne Mohamad, a pupil at Wanstead High School in London, stood up and gave an impassioned speech about the appalling situation back home in the Holy Land. It was so moving that she won the regional final and a video of her speech was posted on the organisers’ website.

Then a blogger called Edgar Davidson complained and Leanne’s speech was deleted. He said it was “full of ignorant lies and blood libels”.

Jun 08 14:57

Calling Out Drone War as a War Crime

Night and day, U.S. “pilots” sit in cushioned chairs near Las Vegas, commanding drones on the other side of the planet, tracking and killing people, what retired Col. Ann Wright and other activists call a war crime, writes Dennis J Bernstein. Leading the charge against the U.S. “drone war” — now a key part of the Pentagon’s forward fighting strategy — is an unlikely individual, Colonel Ann Wright, who spent most of her adult life as a diplomat, working in the U.S. State Department. Colonel Wright reopened the U.S. embassy in Kabul in 2001. But in 2003 she took an action that would transform her life. She resigned her position in opposition to the then-impending U.S. invasion of Iraq. Since then, she has become a full time global peace activist. She also is one of the most vocal and convincing opponents of U.S.

Jun 08 14:22

Saudis to Receive Combat Choppers After Removal From UN Child Killing List

Saudi Arabia is set to receive 24 Hellfire-armed AH-6i Little Bird helicopters from US aeronautics contractor Boeing, a sale that would have been banned had the UN not removed the Kingdom from their war crimes against children list.

Jun 08 13:33

British Police Training Saudis Amid Torture Fears: Documents

British police are training Saudi officers to use high-tech detection skills despite concerns that they have led to suspects being tortured.

Senior British MPs called Tuesday for the suspension of the controversial program by the College of Policing.

Jun 08 12:34

Justice For Torturers?

If you happen to be a potential American war criminal, you’ve had a few banner weeks. On May 9th, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter presented former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger with the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award, that institution’s “highest honorary award for private citizens.”

Jun 08 11:39

Blair Blame Game: Ex-PM Prepares Iraq War Excuses Ahead Of Chilcot Report

Former PM Tony Blair will respond to the Chilcot report on the legality of the 2003 Iraq invasion by arguing the Middle East state was devastated by Iran, Al-Qaeda and a powder keg of tribal animosity unleashed by Saddam’s removal, reports suggest.

Jun 08 10:42

The Latest Attempt to Whitewash the Saudi-Led Coalition’s Crimes in Yemen

The U.N. has made a humiliating, disgraceful reversal in its reporting on the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen:

Jun 07 16:14

The Disturbing Truth Behind U.S. Drone Assassinations That The Government Tried To Keep Secret

From his first days as commander in chief, the drone has been President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice, used by the military and the CIA to hunt down and kill the people his administration has deemed—through secretive processes, without indictment or trial—deserving of execution. There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state’s power over life and death.

Jun 07 15:33

New York Just Launched a Blatantly Unconstitutional Attack on Your Freedom of Speech

By Michaela Whitton

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched what has been described as a blatantly unconstitutional attack on freedom of speech. He has also been accused of establishing a dangerous precedent reminiscent of McCarthyism. In a fierce crackdown on those critical of Israeli occupation, Cuomo ordered agencies to divest from companies and organisations aligned with the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Describing the BDS movement as an economic attack on Israel, Cuomo’s executive order requires the New York State Office of General Services to create a blacklist of institutions and companies involved in the BDS movement. All state agencies will be required to divest from such companies...

Jun 07 11:05

UN takes Saudi coalition off Yemen list of child violators

Following a vehement protest from Saudi Arabia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday removed the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen from a list of government forces that committed grave violations against children last year, pending a joint review of cases.

Jun 06 15:17

Western State Sponsored Terrorism: False Flags Spreading Islamophobia, Race and Religious Wars and New World Disorder

A lot of good stuff with a couple of poison the well BEX's thrown in. A good example of disinfo. 95% truth with some fairy tales thrown in.

“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.”
Josef Stalin

Jun 06 06:50

Exposed: 'US Special Forces in Afghanistan killed pregnant women, removed bullets'

Somebody did in fact report that suspected Taliban were in the compound, but that information was completely wrong, as was so much of the information that the Special Operation forces used for their targeting of the night raids in Afghanistan. And in fact the individual who was the target of that raid, the person who they were searching for when they went in guns blazing to that compound, turned himself in a few days later and was questioned and ultimately released. He was the wrong man. So, once again, the intelligence was wrong, the killing was in vain and they covered it up in order to try to save their own skins.

In fact, the eye witnesses to the raid and to the killings saw the US Special Forces digging the bullets out of the bodies of the pregnant women. And those family members were never interviewed by the person who carried out the so-called investigation.

Jun 05 12:01

Offbeat: Men raid vegan café, pelt patrons with meat

In Georgia – the country, not the state – men raided a vegan café and pelted patrons with meat. "Some of them," the story says, " . . . were wearing sausage necklaces," which seems to be a bold and possibly odoriferous, bacteria-prone fashion choice. Then a brawl broke out and the assailants escaped into the night. The whole episode, the café owners say, shows just how intolerant people are. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, owners of a vegan café say they've been getting death threats since they decided to start eating meat again. Talk about your food fights.

Jun 03 16:24

UN: TORTURE, INTIMIDATION, SECRET JAILS IN UKRAINE

The UN has documented “hundreds of cases” of illegal detention, torture, summary executions and ill-treatment of captives both by Ukrainian government and pro-Russian armed groups in the east, Ivan Simonovic, UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, told the Times in an interview on Friday. He said the UN documents for the first time expose the “scale and brutality” of Ukraine’s government-run torture program as well as existence of five secret detention centers. In one case a suspect was picked up by “masked men” believed to be SBU agents. He was then repeatedly shot in the head with a Taser pistol and had his left hand, head, back and knee smashed with a hammer. “He was forced to confess to being an armed group member on camera. Then his captors took him to the state security services where he was arrested,” the official went on.

Jun 03 15:00

Is The UK’s Iraq Inquiry Set To “Savage” Tony Blair?

With the publication date of the Chilcot Inquiry into the illegal invasion of Iraq just weeks away (July 6th) reportedly set to “savage” former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair he has made a rare return to the UK and gone in to manic diversionary tactic overdrive.

Jun 03 14:56

The Global Trade In Guantánamo Captives

The belief that the men imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay are the “worst of the worst dangerous terrorists” is still commonly held, due in large part to the mainstream corporate media and politicians. But as early as 2006, Seton Hall University School of Law identified, using US Department of Defense data, that only 5 percent of prisoners were captured by the US military. Of the current 80 remaining detainees, only three were captured by US forces, including Pakistani prisoner Saifullah Paracha, who was kidnapped in Thailand.

Jun 03 12:51

UN accuses Ukraine of mass tortures

The UN claimed that the Ukrainian special services illegally carry out mass detentions of people and apply tortures. The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights reported about systematic tortures and cruel treatment of militias in secret jails of the Security Service of Ukraine. Beside that, he highlighted that cases of human rights violation in Ukraine became systematic. It should be noted that in the nearest future, monitoring mission of the international organization on human rights observance in Ukraine will release a report, where hundreds of cases of illegal mass arrests and cruel tortures are revealed. The report contains information on five secret jails of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Times reported. Before that, the Ukrainian security service barred subcommittee's delegation of the UN on tortures prevention from visiting jails where people who underwent cruel abuse are kept.

Jun 03 11:53

Gitmo Prisoner Talks Of Mental Torture In US Military Jail

A Somali inmate at the notorious US military prison in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay has spoken of mental torture there.

Hassan Guleed, an alleged al-Qaeda member since his 2004 capture, told a military judge Thursday that he experienced intentional noises and vibrations inside a high-security section of the prison known as Camp 7.

Jun 03 10:12

Bollywood-Boarding: UK Special Forces In Libya ‘Torture’ ISIS With Indian Pop Tunes

UK special forces operating in Libya are blasting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) positions with Bollywood hits as part of a psychological operation to mentally break the militants.

Troops reportedly started using the tactic after it was suggested by a Pakistani-born intelligence officer in the British military, who said the IS fighters would be profoundly affected by exposure to a form of culture they vehemently oppose.

Jun 03 10:11

Top 10 indications or proofs ISIS is a US-Israeli creation

ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It’s a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag. For many alternative news readers, this may be patently obvious, but this article is written for the large majority of people in the world who still have no idea who is really behind the rise

Jun 03 10:01

The Levant may be heating up as ISIS strengthens; are Obama and Putin working in conjunction?

David Hitch of EndgameWW3.com appeared on the Intellihub Podcast Wednesday, to talk about the Levant and just how strong ISIS is in the region.

Jun 03 08:49

Saudis rooting for Clinton to win White House: Oil analyst

“It is no secret that the Saudis and other [Persian] Gulf Sunni powers are rooting for Mrs. Clinton,” Bob McNally, president of Washington-based consulting firm Rapidan Group, told CNBC from Vienna on Thursday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) holds its semiannual meeting Thursday in Vienna, but is unlikely to announce any strategy changes.

McNally said that there is “a lot of concern and anxiety” about what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for the oil market.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has questioned the protective nature of the US relationship with Saudi Arabia.

He has suggested that the United States should consider ditching Riyadh because Washington is increasingly getting less dependent on overseas oil.

Jun 03 08:45

‘Mental Torture’: Gitmo Inmate Testifies Against Guards At US Prison Camp

A Somali detainee at Guantánamo Bay has accused guards at the high-security Camp 7 of using “mental torture” against inmates. He testified as a witness in a case against inhumane treatment at the US facility in Cuba, backing up claims by another inmate.

“They have mental torturing in the Camp 7,” Guleed Hassan Dourad said at a pretrial hearing for Yemeni defendant Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, according to Reuters.

Jun 03 07:56

Defense Secretary Claims Bombed Syrian City Used to ‘Plot Against US’

A day after reports that US airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Manbij had killed at least 15 civilians, Pentagon officials still aren’t confirming the incident, but are suddenly talking up Manbij as a big threat that needs attacking.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters today that the US knows there is “external plotting from Manbij city,” and that ISIS is using it as a base to hatch plots against the US homeland, saying attacks on it are “essential and important.”

Carter offered no evidence for this claim. The US is backing the “Syrian Democratic Forces” in attacking the area on the ground. This force is overwhelmingly the Kurdish YPG, though the US insists that the specific troops attacking Manbij have an unusually high number of Arabs, an attempt to placate Turkey, who has warned against Kurdish expansion across the Euphrates.

Jun 03 07:54

Satan's Choice for Vice President

The Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has made his short-list of vice presidential choices. The news is out that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is top on the list. This is great news for billionaire Jewish money-men, but it is very sad news for patriotic Americans.

The billionaire Jews who own the Republican Party establishment are eager to see their long-time puppet, Gingrich, sitting just a heartbeat away from the Oval Office. Then, at the crack of an assassin’s bullet, the President could be slain and—ka-ching!—the cash registers would be rung as President Gingrich, an ardent Zionist and Israel-firster, is sworn in.

Jun 02 12:33

Meet The Ten-Year-Old Palestinian Journalist

Janna Jihad, 10 years old, has been reporting from Palestine for two to three years now, sharing with the world the message of “the Palestinian children”.

Jun 02 08:33

‘Erdoganistan’: Persecuted journalists tell RT of horrors of Turkish crackdown on Kurds

While very little is said in the Western media about Turkey’s crackdown on the Kurds in southeast Turkey, and journalists are virtually banned from the afflicted region, RT Documentary turned to locals for help in finding out what’s really going on there.

Journalists from RT Documentary channel (RTD) were introduced to Hilal, a reporter who lives in Turkey’s troubled city of Diyarbakir. With the Turkish army in the region fighting Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) forces, whom they call “terrorists,” constant gun fights and explosions just a few blocks from her home have become a familiar sight for the journalist. The Kurds in the country’s southeast are seeking more autonomy from the Turkish government.

Jun 01 09:41

OVER HALF OF EVERY TAX DOLLAR YOU GIVE TO UNCLE SAM IS SPENT ON THIS

Most people probably don’t think too much about this, but are you aware of just how much of your income is being used to fuel the military industrial complex?

Conveniently omitted from the corporate/state-run media organizations is the fact that some 53 percent of your tax dollars are spent on the military. That’s right, more than half of the money you give to Uncle Sam for the privilege of being American income is spent directly on military.

In 2011 the budget for the US Government was over 3 trillion dollars, while military spending included a $717 billion request from the pentagon, $200 billion towards “overseas contingency funding” for the two major conflicts we are engaged in, and $40 billion in black budget intelligence which includes the CIA, NSA, and other agencies where the amount of money given is never fully disclosed.

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This is what is immoral to the core about US military spending; it is predicated upon claiming the physical resources of other countries to which the US government has absolutely no moral right.

I have a family member who is a professor emeritus of Constitutional Law, and a very bright guy.

When we talk, he frequently mentions that if the US government had been smart some time back, and spent just a fraction of what we have spent (and will be spending in the future) in Iraq on practical, alternative energy resources (the kind which can power a tank or a plane), we would have never gone into Iraq to secure the oil pipelines in the first place.

Unfortunately, logic - and the US government - have not had an in-depth relationship for the last 30 years, as the US government has has fallen under the Svengali-like spell of the money junkies who fund campaigns of those who do their bidding.

I mean, after all, it's never their kids who fight, bleed, die, and get maimed for life to enhance these corporations' bottom line; it's always other people's kids, and for the money junkies, that is a perfectly acceptable loss, because those kids doing the fighting are irrelevant, in their minds .

They are NOT irrelevant in my world.

This is why the money junkies, corporations and banks love Hillary Clinton; that is because they understand that she will deliver more wars; more income inequity; more offshoring/outsourcing of jobs; and more driving down of the middle class into absolute serfdom: and of course, that is precisely their vision for this country.

Jun 01 08:08

Flashback: USS Liberty veterans' letter to Netanyahu, Memorial Day 2011

On June 8, 1967 the USS Liberty was cruising in the Mediterranean in International waters ordered to monitor the Israeli-Arab war. In the morning the ship was circled a dozen times by low flying Nord propeller "boxcars" at mast height with Israeli designation. The planes flew at mast height; the men on the ship could see the teeth of the pilots as they smiled. They waved at them. The ship was flying a 4’ x 7’ American flag; it stood straight out on a clear, breezy day. The ship had large letter designation on the bow GTR-5. The attack by unmarked Israeli planes (Israel says the attack was an accident – the ship was an Egyptian horse carrier – less than 1/2 the size of the USS Liberty) commenced in the afternoon in International waters. After the attack with cannon, rockets, napalm and torpedo fire; the torpedo boats came back and machine gunned the life rafts as they were thrown overboard (a war crime according to International Law). 34 men were killed and 171wounded (out of a crew of 291) this day by the Israelis. The men on board the ship call it murder. Captain Ward Boston was given one week to conduct an investigation of the attack. Before he died Ward Boston signed an affidavit stating that the attack on the USS Liberty was deliberate.

Jun 01 07:59

The Evolution of The War on Terror - An Israeli Mega-Fraud

After 14-and-a-half years of the War on Terror the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars, waged war across the Middle East and North Africa, and destroyed the lives of millions of people, many of them American. At least seven nations have been devastated under the guise of fighting terrorism: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. In spite of all the money spent and lives lost, more people are dying from terrorism than ever, particularly in the nations where the War on Terror has been waged. It is not really a war against terrorism, but a "War of Terror" in which terrorism, mostly false-flag operations, plays the key role.

All of the indications point to the War on Terror going down as the biggest boondoggle or criminal scam in history, yet no one running for the highest office in the land is calling for it to come to a screeching halt. Why not?

May 31 19:16

Ken O’Keefe in Canada - on beating the bankers, Israeli brutality, and the 9/11 ‘gift’

O’Keefe told his audiences that we won’t solve our biggest problems until we understand that we have been subjugated by an international financial system that concentrates power in the hands of an ultra-rich and very shadowy elite. And this elite routinely uses war as a tool to increase its power.

“I’ve travelled all over this world, and we are all basically the same,” he said in his first Toronto talk. “We don’t want war. But we have war – all the time. Why? Because the bankers run the world, and war is the best thing for them. Not only does it provide more profits for them but more importantly it divides people. What can divide people more than killing each other?”

“We’re consenting to the destruction of our world,” he said.

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Embedded videos of O'Keefe's Toronto appearance at link.

May 31 11:49

TONY BLAIR GETS AWAY WITH COMMITTING WAR CRIMES

The reason for this is simple.

There are two sets of moral and legal standards—one for the elite and their handpicked minions, and another, far more exacting and harsh, for the rest of us, the commoners.

On Saturday, another example reminded us of this double standard.

The so-called Chilcot Inquiry decided former British prime minister Tony Blair will not be investigated for breaking the law when he colluded with George W. Bush and the neocons to invade Iraq and kill over a million people.

A report generated by a committee of Privy Counsellors and led by Sir John Chilcot declared it would “not seek to determine the guilt of innocence of anybody” and will not make “any judgments on the legality or anything like that,” The Sunday Telegraph reports.

Instead, the report focuses on the “decision making behind the conflict and whether any lessons can be learned,” according to The Guardian.

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Imagine my (complete absence of) shock here!!

May 31 09:28

What If We Are The ‘Bad Guys?’

“We were told to just shoot people, and the officers would take care of us.” – Iraqi War Vet

Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, was a 14-year-old girl who was gang-raped by U.S. Soldiers while they killed her family before ending her life. It was all pre-meditated, and they targeted her because there was only one male living in that house.

“During the time me and Barker were raping Abeer, I heard five or six gunshots that came from the bedroom,” Sgt. Paul Cortez admitted, “After Barker was done, Green came out of the bedroom and said that he had killed them all, that all of them were dead.”

“Green then placed himself between Abeer’s legs to rape her,” he added, “When Green was finished, he stood up and shot Abeer in the head two or three times.”

The entire crime took about five minutes and the girl knew her parents and sister had been shot while she was being raped.

May 31 09:04

Families Of British Soldiers Killed In Iraq May Sue Tony Blair After Chilcot Report

The families of slain British soldiers might sue former UK PM Tony Blair if evidence suggests the equipment provided to the troops during the Iraq War was inadequate, Roger Bacon, father of an army serviceman killed in a roadside bomb blast, told RT.

May 31 07:34

Barack Obama Orders Extrajudicial Assassinations With Impunity

Obama Orders More Illicit Executions Via Drones Than All Of His Predecessors Put Together

President Obama literally executes innocents by remote on battlefields around the globe.

Therefore, the Commander-in-Chief is guilty of premeditated murder in undeclared wars — a war crime by any standard.

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May 30 10:09

Christopher Bollyn: How Israel Created the Fiend for the War on Terror

The War on Terror is essentially an Israeli war strategy. It was first promoted on the world stage by Benjamin Netanyahu and Menachem Begin (of the terrorist Likud party) at the Jerusalem Conference hosted by the Netanyahu Institute in July 1979.

According to the War on Terror doctrine advocated by Netanyahu, "Islamic terrorists" attack Israel because it is a Western state with Western values. The West, Netanyahu says, is the real target so the U.S. must lead the West in waging a global War on Terror to destroy Islamic terrorists and the regimes that support them. This is exactly what the United States has done since 9/11, at incredible expense to its own population, leaving a trail of devastated nations in its wake.

The Israeli construct was designed to get the U.S. to destroy the enemies of the Zionist state. The Israelis developed the War on Terror construct and then created the Islamic opponent, al Qaida, to serve as the antithesis – the virulent enemy of the West. The real purpose of al Qaida, and its subsequent iterations like ISIS, is to be a moving target used to destabilize and destroy sovereign countries, like Syria, while sustaining the illusion of an Islamic antithesis, posing a mortal threat to the security of the West. The Zionist-controlled media is the essential element in selling the fraudulent War on Terror to the public.

May 30 05:53

The Sea Gypsy Philosopher: How DOES the world work?

The main tool that these rulers use is Secrecy. We are programmed early in life through our Conformity Indoctrination Factories (schools) to believe that people in leadership positions achieved their prominence because they were smarter and nobler than the rest of us. But in fact, most of the time those who ascend up through the Malignant Overlord food chain, do so because they are more ruthless and soul-less than those below them.

Here is a perfect example of that secrecy in action. My bachelor’s degree was in Political Science, so I studied historical events and world leaders quite thoroughly. But because almost all of the books that I had access to depict the West as an indisputable force for good, I could not find contrary evidence and then make my own decision.

Winston Churchill is the poster boy for this. Here was this supposed noble statesman and courageous cornerstone of British righteousness. That is how he was depicted to me by all of my professors. And that is how I would continue to perceive him if it were not for the Internet.

May 28 16:13

The UK is selling record quantities of arms – including missiles, bombs and grenades – to countries listed by the Foreign Office as having dubious human rights records

More than £3bn of British-made weaponry was licensed for export last year to 21 of the Foreign Office’s 30 “human rights priority countries” – those identified by the government as being where “the worst, or greate

May 28 14:33

Operation Condor: Argentina's last military dictator jailed for role in international death squad

Argentina’s last military dictator, 88-year-old former general Reynaldo Bignone, was today sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in Operation Condor, under which an international death squad was set up by six South American military dictatorships during the 1970s and 80s. The plan allowed death squads from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to cross into one another’s territory to kidnap, torture and kill political opponents who had fled across the border.

May 26 09:25

Oregon babysitter accused of beating toddler avoids charges

The idiot who did this confessed but in Oregon he can't be prosecuted because the baby can't talk yet. This SUCKS!

A babysitter accused of bruising a battered baby won’t face any charges — because the infant can’t speak up.

Even though Joshua Marbury’s 1-year-old son was covered in bruises and scars from the babysitter’s alleged beating, the accused abuser is protected by a 2012 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that discourages prosecutors from filing charges since the tyke can’t talk.

Marbury was furious as the charges were dropped, after baby Jacob had suffered a severe smack that left a black eye, bruises and a stinging palm print on the child’s face.

May 25 17:44

Torture Victims Of Kenyan Mau Mau Uprising Take Colonial Abuse To High Court

The alleged victims of torture, rape and forced labor at the hands of British colonial officials during the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya are having their claims for compensation heard in the High Court in London.

Manchester-based law firm Tandem Law is representing a class action of 40,000 claims which relate to abuse sustained during the so-called Kenya Emergency, when British colonial forces battled independence fighters.

May 24 09:35

Solitary Confinement Is Used To Break People — I Know Because I Endured It

Solitary confinement. Administrative segregation. Administrative detention. Restrictive housing. Temporary confinement. Protective custody. Appropriate placement. There are many names for solitary confinement. In the Illinois prisons where I was incarcerated, it was called “segregation,” but most of the women called it “seg” or “jail.” No matter the language, it is all solitary — and it is torture.

May 24 09:30

Apology To Japan Would Mean US Admits Past Crimes: Analyst

The United States will not apologize to Japan over its 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki because such an apology would mean an acknowledgment of Washington’s past crimes, says an analyst.

Keith Preston made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday when asked about President Barack Obama who has said Washington is not sorry for what it did to Japan in 1945.

May 24 04:57

CLINTON FOUNDATION GOT $100M FROM ‘BLOOD MINERALS’ FIRM

A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces “blood minerals” is among the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

May 23 17:20

Top Secret, A CIA controlled Zone !

Now everything is under the CIA control. There is no need for “government”, “ministers”, a “prime minister” nor even a janitor in our “ministries”. Anything you want just ask the janitor in the CIA offices in Jerusalem and he will do the job.

May 23 16:01

Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strike that ‘violated sovereignty’

Pakistan summoned US ambassador David Hale on Monday to express concern over the drone strike by American forces in Pakistani territory to kill Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, which it said was a “violation of its sovereignty”.

According to a statement by the Foreign Office, special assistant to Prime Minister on foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi pointed out to the US envoy that the drone strike was a “violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and a breach of the UN’s Charter that guarantees the inviolability of the territorial integrity of its member states”.

Fatemi also emphasised that “such actions could adversely impact the ongoing efforts by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) for facilitating peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban”.

May 23 15:27

Labour Leader Preparing To Call For Tony Blair’s War Crimes Trial

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is reportedly preparing to call for an investigation into former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair for war crimes in the wake of a long-awaited Chilcot inquiry into the country’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war will publish a 2.6 million-word report on July 6, following seven years of analyzing evidence about how the British government acted before the invasion of Iraq and during the war.

May 23 15:00

US Is ‘Under-Incarcerated,’ Should Lock More People Up – GOP Senator

Despite having the world’s biggest inmate population and second-highest incarceration ratio, the US should send more offenders to jail, Republican Senator Tom Cotton has said, adding that freeing inmates would make the US like Iraq.

May 23 14:51

'UK Trains Armies On Its Own Human Rights Blacklist'

The British government is providing military training to the majority of nations it has blacklisted for human rights violations, a new report reveals.

In a report published on Sunday, the Independent revealed that 16 of the 30 countries on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s “human rights priority” watchlist are receiving military support from the UK despite being accused by London itself of issues ranging from internal repression to the use of sexual violence in armed conflicts.

May 23 14:40

‘Absolute Scandal’: Illegal UK-Made Cluster Bombs Found In Yemeni Village Attacked By Saudis

Banned UK-manufactured cluster bombs have been found in a Yemeni village targeted in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, leading to calls for the UK to come clean on its weapon sales and military support to Saudi Arabia.

The unexploded BL-755 cluster bomb is designed to be dropped from the UK-made Tornado aircraft used by the Saudi Air Force. It was found in a village in the north of the conflict-torn Gulf nation.

May 23 10:31

Inside Cizre: Where Turkish forces stand accused of Kurdish killings

Serious allegations have been made about the deaths of civilians at the hands of Turkish security forces in the overwhelmingly Kurdish town of Cizre in south-eastern Turkey earlier this year.

Local people say Turkish security forces killed up to 160 civilians in the town, according to statements made to the BBC and human rights groups.

May 23 09:41

U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of Innocent Civilians

A world-renowned Canadian philosopher argues that the United States holds the world record of illegal killings of unarmed civilians and extrajudicial detention and torturing of prisoners who are detained without trial.

Prof. John McMurtry says that the U.S. government is a gigantic mass-murdering machine which earns profit through waging wars, and is never held accountable over its unspeakable war crimes and crimes against humanity. He also believes that the U.S. has become a police state, which treats its citizens in the most derogatory manner.

May 23 08:14

I Will Not Apologize For Hiroshima, Nagasaki Atomic Bombings

US President Barack Obama says he will not apologize to Japan over the 1945 US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, emphasizing that improving mutual ties will instead be the focus of his upcoming trip to the country.

This Friday, Obama will become the first sitting US president to ever tour the site of the world’s first nuclear bombing that killed more than 140,000 people in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

May 23 07:13

Hey Kids! Try Collateral Damage at Home

The new collateral damage laws we've been living under for the past year have really been working out great, as far as I'm concerned. We don't let it get out of hand, though. Only property damage is excusable using bullshit medieval arguments about what we "really intended" and what we "merely knew was going to happen." Damage or death to people or animals is not included in the law.

I've heard tell, though, that there is another world somewhere in which, believe it or not, the exact opposite is true. In that world, if I were to damage someone's property and pull out a load of horse manure about "just intentions" or "proportional collateral damage," I'd be punished for the destruction I'd caused and possibly locked up for my delusional state of mind.

May 21 17:29

Extrajudicially Held Guantanamo Detainee to be Released

By Stephen Lendman

Guantanamo remains a black hole of US extrajudicial viciousness, hundreds of innocent men and boys (all Muslims, most sold for bounty) held lawlessly since January 2002 – denied due process and judicial fairness.

Obama’s pledge to close the prison camp before end of 2009 was willful deception. An executive order alone is needed, not congressional authorization as he maintains.

Today, 80 men remain indefinitely detained, most uncharged and untried – perhaps all innocent victims. Nine perished in captivity, murdered in cold blood. Over two dozen recommended for release remain imprisoned...

May 21 16:18

Death Cry: My Own Story !!

– “Water, Please!!” screamed Sheikh Buddha feebly.

– “Shut up, dirty pig! Not before breakfast!” roared the jailor who was tapping up and down the corridor behind the massive iron door.

May 21 11:36

The Real Nakba

This Arab Spring was used to stage revolution against Libya’s Gadhafi, who proposed a golden Dinar as a new African currency. Israel and the U.S. with the cooperation of Qatar shipped al-Qaeda terrorists to Libya, financed and armed them to devastate the country.,/STRONG>

The real target of the Arab Spring was Syria, who during the 2006 Israeli war against Lebanon, had shipped weapons to Hezbollah. Robert Ford; the US Ambassador to Syria between 2011 – 2014, was the architect and financer of the rebellion demonstrations against Syrian regime.

May 21 09:23

Over 350 European groups urge Israeli boycott

More than 300 groups in Europe have urged the EU to hold Israel accountable for its human rights violations and join a global campaign for boycott of Israeli products.

May 21 06:36

Webcast starts @ 10am EST today May 21: The Fabricated Global War on Terrorism, part of a series on the Deep State

Saturday, May 21st, 7:00-8:50 am PST * 10:00-11:50 am EST * 14:00-15:50 GMT
The Fabricated Global War on Terrorism
Speakers: Jim Fetzer, Michael Springmann, Gearóid Ó Colmáin

Following 9/11, right-wing neo-cons had carte blanche to wage a planned, calculated war on “terrorists” under the guise of protecting Americans from Islamic jihadis. This manufactured worldwide assault helped ensure perpetual war and a heightened security state in the US. When al Queda was no longer threatening enough, out of thin air comes ISIS, a newly-branded, revamped incarnation.

The yellow-journalism press rarely reports that ISIS was 100% planned, created and controlled by US/NATO/Israel/Turkey/Saudi forces. Publicly this newest bogeyman is reviled and used to whip up fear and bellicosity. Behind the scenes, ISIS is our shock troops, the go-to mercenaries to effect regime change in places like Libya and Syria, and ensure wavering countries like France tow the line.
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Learn about the other "Deep State" panel discussions taking place this weekend at the 2016 Left Forum in NYC.They will also be webcast by noliesradio: http://noliesradio.org/archives/114460

May 20 19:36

BREAKTHROUGH! 9/11 truth sneaks past gatekeepers into Left Forum (May 21-22 Weekend)

Entire "Deep State" track to be simulcast and archived by NoLiesRadio.org

In a major breakthrough for the 9/11 truth movement, the biggest annual left-wing event in America has suddenly opened its doors to leading critics of the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT) and other researchers into crimes of the Deep State.

I will give three presentations, beginning Saturday at noon Eastern with “Why Chomsky is Wrong About 9/11.”

Going to the Left Forum to criticize Chomsky is sort of like going to the Vatican to criticize the Pope. But the doctrine of Papal Infallibility does not apply to Chomsky, despite what some of his admirers seem to think. So I do not expect to be met by the left-wing version of the Spanish Inquisition. (Then again, NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!)

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More details on the Deep State forums to be webcast May 21-22 are at noliesradio
http://noliesradio.org/archives/114460

May 19 21:29

Clinton Delegate Turns Whistleblower and Reveals #NVDemConvention Fraud

Hillary Delegate: Party leaders were told they could scrub anyone they wanted. It came from the State level, meaning Roberta Lange. Me and my husband's name where removed. I complained and showed proof...we were added back. And text came in from the state level, meaning Roberta Lange, saying "we are setting up Nevada for Hillary" Party leaders were told they can scrub anyone they wanted. We we went to vote and mysteriously my husband's had been removed.

May 19 16:54

Historical Amnesia And The Destruction Of The Senate Torture Report

When Winston Smith thinks he has finally made contact with the underground movement he has always hoped existed, in George Orwell’s 1984, he drinks a toast, not to the hoped-for future, but to the past, because “he who controls the past controls the future.”

With the “erasure of the past,” current events can look like anomalies and accidents when stripped of the historical context that belies the patterns that reveal the possibility of intent and guilt.

May 19 16:05

NSA Involved In Gitmo Interrogations – New Snowden Leak

The NSA participated in Guantanamo Bay interrogations, newly released leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden show.

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May 18 12:31

‘Everything…Was A Lie’: Former CIA Analyst, John Kiriakou On The Agency Deleting Torture Report

The CIA’s Inspector General Office reportedly “inadvertently” deleted its only copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Torture Report, but CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou tells RT that the American people shouldn’t believe what the agency says.

May 18 08:00

CIA Watchdog "Mistakenly" Destroys Its Sole Copy Of Senate Torture Report

The years-long battle to force the Obama administration to release the nearly-7,000-page Senate Intelligence Committee’s report detailing the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program just took an absurd new turn.

May 18 07:43

Commandos Jailed Over ‘Depraved’ Waterboarding, Vomit & Urine Initiation Ceremony

Three elite Royal Marines have been jailed for subjecting new commandos to a “depraved” ordeal which included waterboarding and drinking a mix of urine and alcohol from a paddling pool.

Marines Ian Tennet, Scott Simm and James Taylor were all sentenced to custodial sentences for mistreatment of a subo

May 18 04:58

CIA admits ‘mistakenly’ deleting copy of Senate torture report

The CIA inspector general—the agency's internal watchdog—admits to deleting its copy of the U.S. Senate's torture report, as well as a backup

May 17 13:57

Trump Blasts Tony Blair For Iraq War ‘Disaster,’ Says Britain Should Stand Up To US Presidents

Presumptive Republican nominee for the US presidential election Donald Trump has attacked former Prime Minister Tony Blair for the Iraq War “disaster,” saying he did a “terrible job” by invading.

May 17 12:35

Will Americans Ever Know the Full Truth About CIA Torture?

By Derrick Broze

The D.C. Circuit court has affirmed a federal judge’s decision to keep the Senate report on CIA torture classified and the CIA inspector general’s office claims they accidentally deleted their copy of the full report.

Nearly two years have passed since the release of the Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture yet the American public still remains largely in the dark. Based on recent actions taken by the CIA inspector general’s office and the D.C. Circuit court, America may never know the true depth of depravity contained in the Senate report on CIA torture...

May 17 08:33

CIA “Accidentally” Deleted and Destroyed Its Only Copy of Senate Torture Investigation

By Andrew Emett

As the government continues to suppress the entire 6,700-page Senate Torture Report, the CIA inspector general’s office recently admitted to “mistakenly” destroying their only copy of the classified report. Although CIA Director John Brennan possesses another copy of the torture report, he refuses to send a replacement to the internal watchdog’s office...

May 17 08:13

NSA Engaged In Gitmo Torture, Too: Snowden

The notorious US National Security Agency collaborated with the CIA and the US military in the torture of those captured over terrorism in the early days of the so-called war on terror.

May 16 18:10

Blair Should Be Impeached For War On Iraq And Islam: UK Academic

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair should be impeached for a deliberate attack against Iraq which is part of a British plan to have war on Islam keeps ongoing, says Rodney Shakespeare, an academic and political analyst based in London.

May 16 17:56

CIA Watchdog ‘Mistakenly’ Destroys 6,700-Page Torture Report

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has “mistakenly” deleted its only copy of a Senate report into the agency’s brutal interrogation techniques.

The CIA Office of Inspector General (OIG), the spy agency’s internal watchdog, told the Congress that the electronic copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,700-page report and a hard disk were destroyed last summer.

May 16 15:34

Tony Blair Should Be Taken To ICC For Iraq Invasion: Salmond

Scottish National Party (SNP)’s Alex Salmond says former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for involving the country in the 2003 invasion of Iraq if an inquiry reveals that Blair made a secret commitment to Washington to support the war.

The SNP foreign affairs spokesman has begun rallying support for the impeachment of Blair, pending the publication of the Chilcot inquiry report into the UK’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq invasion on July 6.

May 16 13:21

Crimes Of Aggression? Alex Salmond’s Quest To Have Tony Blair Impeached Over Iraq Hits Legal Snag

Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Alex Salmond wants to re-energize a cross-party alliance to see former PM Tony Blair brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the 2003 Iraq invasion. A legal issue may kill his ambition, however.

May 16 13:14

A Palestinian refugee’s journey from the Nakba to present day

Jamal Kanj looks at what the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing and dispossession of Palestinians – meant for one Palestinian refugee as he journeyed through Zionist terror, dispossession, grief and steadfastness.

May 16 11:43

MEGA PUKE-FACTOR 9.99 BEX ALERT - CIA ‘mistakenly’ destroys 6,700-page torture report

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has “mistakenly” deleted its only copy of a Senate report into the agency’s brutal interrogation techniques.

The CIA Office of Inspector General (OIG), the spy agency’s internal watchdog, told the Congress that the electronic copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,700-page report and a hard disk were destroyed last summer.

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May 16 11:30

CIA ‘mistakenly’ destroys 6,700-page torture report

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has “mistakenly” deleted its only copy of a Senate report into the agency’s brutal interrogation techniques.

The CIA Office of Inspector General (OIG), the spy agency’s internal watchdog, told the Congress that the electronic copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,700-page report and a hard disk were destroyed last summer.

A 500-page summary of the report was released to the public by then-Senate Intelligence chair Dianne Feinstein in 2014.

Feinstein said in letters to the agency and Justice Department that the CIA inspector general “has misplaced and/or accidentally destroyed” its only copy of the report.

May 16 09:46

9/11 judge and prosecutors should step down over 'destroyed evidence', defense demands

An explosive allegation about destroyed evidence threatens to unravel the already shaky military tribunal for the alleged architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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"You can't throw out this case! Do you know how many times we had to torture Khalid Sheikh Mohammed AND his kids to get that confession?!?" -- official White Horse Souse

May 15 17:16

Report On CIA Torture Won't Be Revealed Under Freedom Of Information Act

he US legal system has rejected the public disclosure of the full torture report, after American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued federal agencies just before the Senate’s release of a much shorter executive summary in 2014.

“On the record before us, the Senate Committee’s intent to retain control of the Full Report is clear,” wrote Judge Edwards. “The Full Report therefore remains a congressional document that is not subject to disclosure under FOIA (The Freedom of Information Act).”

May 15 15:41

Students & Faculty Protest ‘War Criminal’ Madeleine Albright Commencement Speech

Scripps College students and faculty are protesting former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, saying they are outraged that a “war criminal” is headlining a graduation ceremony.

A number of staff members at the small liberal arts college have refused to sit on the same stage as the former diplomat during Saturday’s ceremony as a sign of protest.

May 15 11:02

MANPAD Used By PKK Against Turkish Helicopter May Have Come From Turkey Via "Rebels" In Syria

Rebels fighting to depose Syrian president Bashar al Assad have for the first time acquired a small supply of surface-to-air missiles, according to a news report that a Western official did not dispute. NBC News reported Tuesday night that the rebel Free Syrian Army had obtained nearly two dozen of the weapons, which were delivered to them via neighboring Turkey, whose moderate Islamist government has been demanding Assad's departure with increasing vehemence. ... Precisely what kind of MANPADs have been delivered to Syrian rebels is unclear and NBC News did not provide details. Such weapons range from the primitive to highly sophisticated.

May 15 08:42

Students & faculty protest ‘war criminal’ Madeleine Albright commencement speech

Scripps College students and faculty are protesting former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, saying they are outraged that a “war criminal” is headlining a graduation ceremony.

A number of staff members at the small liberal arts college have refused to sit on the same stage as the former diplomat during Saturday’s ceremony as a sign of protest.

May 14 13:11

Bernie It's Time To Give Citizenship To 11 Million Americans

Bernie Sanders discusses comprehensive immigration reform to end the exploitation of 11 million Americans simply because they have not been granted citizenship. He also discusses the dire state of poverty of Native Americans across the nation and promises to make a fundamental shift in our relationships with their communities.

May 14 10:34

68 Years of the Palestinian Ongoing Nakba !

Nakba, in Arabic, simply means, Catastrophe, or Tragedy; for Palestinians, it is the most tragic nightmare to happen to a whole nation in modern history.

The irony is that while Palestinian commemorating the 68th anniversary of their Catastrophe, the Palestinian exodus, Israelis celebrate what they call “independence day”.

After 68 years of Nakba this is a reminder to the Free and Democratic World, that there will be no peace in this region if Palestinian Nakba continues, and if this conflict will not have a just end.

May 14 10:30

Torture, War, Assassinations are Part of the “New Normal”: Bush-Obama Powers Will Pass to Next President

Remember when coups and assassinations were secretive, when presidents were obliged to go to Congress and tell lies and ask permission for wars, when torture, spying, and lawless imprisonment were illicit, when re-writing laws with signing statements and shutting down legal cases by yelling “state secrets!” was abusive, and when the idea of a president going through a list of men, women, and children on Tuesdays to pick whom to have murdered would have been deemed an outrage?

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If this country's leadership ever had what could be characterised as a "moral center", it has been assassinated, courtesy of the last two administrations.

The only thing this country's leadership has, at the moment, is a "financial center", where wars are fought, not because of the US government being "on the right side of history", but how accessing resources around the world, to which American corporations have no moral right, justifies any wars this country's leadership might undertake.

It is a policy fraught with extraordinary hubris, and will ultimately bring the same result upon the US government as it did the Greek heroes of old; absolute, unmitigated disaster for this country.

May 14 10:17

The Ugly Consequences of the U.S. Military Having Immunity to Commit War Crimes in Afghanistan

Consistent with a longstanding pattern, the U.S. military, in lieu of accountability, is now doling out “condolence” payments of $6,000 to the families of those killed and $3,000 to the people wounded. But what is so remarkable about this latest case is that the U.S. military is dodging real consequences for a bloodbath it now admits to perpetrating (after originally changing its story at least four times, including an initial denial of culpability). What’s more, the Pentagon appears to be getting away with it, even though MSF has a high media profile, thanks to its prominent role as a western NGO. In November, MSF received considerable coverage for its harrowing report on the carnage inflicted by the U.S. military. “Patients burned in their beds, medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs, and others were shot by the circling AC-130 gunship while fleeing the burning building,” the medical charity documented.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable, from this Administration!!

May 14 09:45

American Public Is Not Entitled To See Full Senate Torture Report, Court Rules

An appeals court ruled on Friday that more than 6,000 pages of the so-called Senate torture report cannot be made public because they consist of congressional records that are not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, which only covers federal agencies.

The unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington made clear that records that Congress shares with federal agencies can’t be disclosed if there’s a “clear intent” by lawmakers “to control the document.”

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In the absence of any real documents, We The People are now free to imagine the very worst! After all, if waterboarding were the extent of it, they wouldn't need to hide the report, would they?

May 13 22:54

Trying to donate $250 to WRH and paypal is making me jump through crazy hoops

This is crazy. I use my PayPal somewhat frequently without issue.

All of the sudden I decide to WRH and they I get prompted for my security my password needs to be changed, honestly the message said because "We are looking out for you."

So I am forced to changed my password, go through the email verification steps, secret questions, etc and reset my password.

Not done yet, got to donate again. And get a message I need to fund my papal account before I can continue. No, I don't fund my account it's linked and pays on demand from my bank account if and when I authorize it. Clear my browser, restart my PC, same message.

May 12 04:34

BEX Alert!!! - "Suspected 9/11 mastermind’s defense wants prosecution to step down, alleges destroyed evidence"

Suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s defense team is calling for the entire prosecution at Guantanamo Bay to relieve themselves of their duties after suspicions arose that they secretly destroyed evidence in the long-running case.

They also believe the entire case against Mohammed should be dismissed, based on the alleged actions of the prosecution, which the defense labeled as “at least the appearance of a collusion.”

“Now, and indeed over other matters previously, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s military commission is fatally flawed,” lead defense attorney David Nevin told the Guardian.

May 11 10:55

Stop The Sale Of Torture Weapons In Europe – Amnesty

Europe must stop advertising, displaying and selling potential tools of torture, such as spiked shields, weighted leg restraints and thumbcuffs, Amnesty International has said in a new report.

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May 11 07:41

The Obama Administration Just Gave Warmonger Henry Kissinger the Distinguished Public Service Award

It’s a sick sad joke coming from the Nobel Peace Prize (for nothing) president who is bombing… wait, how many countries is Obama currently bombing again? Seven? Is anybody even keeping track anymore?

Here’s everyone’s favorite humanitarian Henry Kissinger shaking hands with defense secretary Ash Carter at a special ceremony at the Pentagon two days ago where the good bridge troll doctor got the highest award the Department of Defense can possibly bestow upon a civilian: a Distinguished Public Service Award.

So is it the more people murdered, the bigger the award?

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May 10 09:43

UK Drone Pilots May Face Murder Charges

UK drone attacks could result in all those involved facing murder charges should the government fail to clarify its policies on targeted killings, a parliamentary committee has warned.

The officials who were behind decisions to conduct drone strikes as well as pilots, intelligence officers, and ministers could be exposed to “criminal prosecution for murder or complicity in murder,” according to a report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR).

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May 09 21:30

American Horror Story: The Shameful Truth About the Government’s Secret Experiments

snip: One would also be hard-pressed to suggest that the American government had our best interests at heart when it conducted secret experiments on an unsuspecting populace—citizens and noncitizens alike—making healthy people sick by spraying them with chemicals, injecting them with infectious diseases and exposing them to airborne toxins. The government reasoned that it was legitimate to experiment on people who did not have full rights in society such as prisoners, mental patients, and poor blacks.

May 09 12:13

Survivor of US hospital bombing in Afghanistan tells his harrowing story

Some 20 to 30 minutes into the bombing Jecs heard a voice call his name from outside the safe room. When he opened the door he saw one of his Afghan colleagues standing there, covered in blood and with just one arm.

May 09 11:19

Turkey Bombs Kurdish City Using Banned Phosphorous Munitions

The Turkish army used munitions containing phosphorus against the Kurdish-inhabited city of Nusaybin in the country’s south, a Kurdish source told Sputnik on Sunday.

"The Turkish army shelled a district of the Nusaybin city in southern Turkey using munitions which are likely to contain the banned substance of phosphorus," the source said.

Nusaybin is located in the Mardin province, where two Turkish servicemen were killed during a raid against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), outlawed in the country, earlier in the day.

White phosphorus munitions are used in smoke and incendiary munitions. White phosphorus is not specifically banned, but the 1983 UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons bans the use of incendiary weapons in indiscriminate attacks against civilians.

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More serial genocide against the Kurds in Turkey, I see.

When you exclude people from the political process, you create a recipe for creating radicalism and chaos; this is precisely what the Turkish government has done against their Kurdish minority.

May 09 10:24

How Obama’s Lawyers “Legalized” the War on Terror

The legal architecture of Obama’s version of the “war on terror” is as resistant to adjudication as was Bush’s more ramshackle structure. How does a defendant prepare a defense when he is denied accusatory evidence on the grounds that it entails ‘state secrets?’ How does a defendant in a non-terrorist case protect himself from the prosecution’s exploitation of evidence obtained without a court warrant when its source is kept secret because it was the fall-out from a national security surveillance case? How does a plaintiff gain standing to bring suit when the courts agree with the Executive’s assertion that the individual in question must demonstrate having suffered personal damage? How does some American citizen on Obama’s ‘kill list’ appeal for redress when required to make a personal appearance in a United States court — transit to which might make him vulnerable to murder by American authorities.

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The conclusion here is glaringly, and painfully, obvious; President Obama is just as much a criminal warmonger as was his predecessor, and no less accountable to the warlords of the military/industrial complex, to keep the madness of perpetual wars going.

May 09 09:22

She Spoke Up About Cooked ISIS Intel. They Booted Her - for Cursing.

An employee at CENTCOM’s Joint Intelligence office says she was reassigned, supposedly for cursing at work, after speaking out about cherry-picked ISIS war intel.

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May 07 09:37

FLASHBACK - The role of the west in the Rwandan Genocide

In 1993 a peace-keeping mission in Somalia went horribly wrong. Many people were killed or injured. Wounded US soldiers were surrounded by jeering armed mobs.

This happened two days before the UN security council was due to decide whether or not to send peace-keepers to Rwanda. With the support of Russia and the UK, America insisted on only a small, cheap peace-keeping effort. It would be limited to Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, and there would be no seizing of weapons - only observing.

For Rwandans, the timing could not have been worse…

May 07 09:36

FLASHBACK - The Armenian Genocide: 90 Years Later Turkey Continues to Deny the Extermination of a People

This week marks the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide when more than a million Armenians were exterminated by the Young Turk government through direct killing, starvation, torture, and forced death marches. Another million fled into permanent exile. Almost a century later, Turkey continues to deny the genocide. We speak with Colgate University professor Peter Balakian, author of "The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response" and Zanku Armenian of the Armenian National Committee of America. [includes rush transcript]

May 07 09:13

80 Countries Just Slammed the US Over Habit of Bombing Hospitals

By Claire Bernish

Saudi Arabia, the United States, and their allies have developed a nasty habit of “epidemic” proportions in various military theaters, particularly around the Middle East — bombing hospitals, healthcare facilities, and, in at least one instance, an ambulance. But despite countless pleas from humanitarian organization Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors Without Borders), that bombing continues, so the United Nations was finally forced to issue its own resolution on the matter.

Resolution 2286, co-sponsored by 80 member nations, condemns attacks on medical personnel and facilities in conflict situations and demands “an end to impunity for those responsible and respect for international law on the part of all warring parties.”

Though it might seem superficially absurd to issue a condemnation for something so patently fundamental, evidence of its necessity remains unfortunately prevalent in headlines...

May 07 08:18

The Case Against Hillary Clinton

A proven catastrophe is far worse than a merely possible catastrophe; so, if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee, I shall vote for Donald Trump, and then just hope that the worst things that he had said regarding public policy were lies, and that the best things that he had said regarding public policy reflected his actual beliefs.

Hillary offers not only her lies but something real (a record that’s highly relevant to the office she’s seeking) — and it’s repulsive. Trump, by contrast, offers no relevant track-record at all on public-policy matters. That’s not a virtue on his part, it’s a lack of the worst possible vice (a vile record of actual policies while in public office), for a potential U.S. President.

Given a choice between a proven psychopath, versus merely a possible (or even a likely) psychopath, I’ll definitely opt for the latter. It’s the only intelligent thing to do. Anything else would be suckerdom.

May 06 12:07

IS NATO’S ISLAMIC ANCHOR HEADED FOR A COUP?

Turkey’s increasingly dictatorial president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, scored yet another domestic victory Thursday, with the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, his former ally who nominally holds the reins of the country.

Erdogan is now free to push for a change in the constitution that would transfer more power to himself. But this act also highlights his growing political isolation, which many believe will spell the end his career — an outcome of great concern to the US and its European allies.

Western leaders desperately need Turkey to remain stable. As a key NATO ally in a volatile region — NATO’s second-largest army, in fact — and the country that is supposed to protect Europe from another flood of refugees, a lot is riding on Turkey’s stability. But the oppressed half of the country does not share the same sentiments, and talk of a possible coup against Erdogan is growing louder.

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The big question is, how does the country's military feel about the country being turned into an absolute dictatorship, under Edrogan's watch?!?

I think that this is the most critical factor to the future of political movements in Turkey.

May 05 18:52

Federal Judge Rules Lawsuit Against Torture Program Psychologists Can Proceed

By Derrick Broze

A federal judge has ruled that two psychologists formerly contracted with the CIA can be sued for their role in designing and implementing the torture program.

In late April, Senior Judge Justin Quackenbush ruled against two Central Intelligence Agency contract psychologists, James Mitchell and John Bruce Jessen, as they attempted to dismiss a case brought against them on behalf of three victims of the torture program they helped created. Both men are former U.S. military psychologists who are seen as the “architects” of the CIA’s torture program...

May 05 18:36

America’s Legacy Will Be Its Downfall: Empire Always Comes Home

Op-Ed by Brandon Turbeville

As Western media outlets and the U.S. State Department attempt to gin up public sentiment surrounding alleged bombings of alleged hospitals that may or may not have even existed and that, even if they did, were nothing more than field hospitals for terrorists, the Syrian people are suffering under unimaginable conditions. These true victims, of course, are completely ignored by the same outlets that cry and pine over the deaths and setbacks of jihadists, rapists, torturers, and murderers.

Amidst the constant propaganda and dehumanizing method of reporting “news” in the West, both the humanity and the wishes of the Syrian people are lost completely...

May 05 16:42

Review: Salman Abu Sitta’s, Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir

‘I spent the rest of my life on a long, winding journey of return, a journey that has taken me to dozens of counties over decades of travel, and turned my black hair to silver. But like a boomerang, I knew the end destination, and that the only way to it was the road of return I had decided to take.’ Dr.Salman Abu Sitta.

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May 05 10:17

A Tale Of Two Hospitals: Potentially Fabricated Bombing Incident VS Open Terrorist Targeting Of Facilities In Aleppo

By Brandon Turbeville

Over the past few days, the Western corporate press has kicked into overdrive with reports of hospital bombings, dead civilians, and war crimes all blamed predictably on the secular government of Bashar al-Assad. According to Western governments and their media mouthpieces, Assad’s forces have targeted civilian hospitals in order to . . . well . . . no one knows why Assad’s forces would logically target civilian hospitals. Still, the Western harpies – both media and “human rights NGOs” – continue to hammer the unsubstantiated claims and misinformation at the tops of their lungs that the SAA is dropping bombs on civilian medical facilities...

May 04 18:29

With Trump in, Bush will not 'participate' in White House contest

President George W. Bush is staying out of presidential campaign politics, a spokesman said Wednesday, an announcement that came just after Donald Trump became the Republican Party's presumptive nominee.
"President Bush does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign"

(*Another Reason To LIKE The Donald !)

May 04 16:07

Israel settlement construction should keep going: Trump

I gotta bad feeling!

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Israel should continue construction of illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank.

Asked in an interview with the British paper Daily Mail whether there should be a pause in settlement construction in the occupied territories, Trump responded: “No, I don't think there should be a pause.”

Trump said the settlement construction must “keep going” and “keep moving forward,” because Palestinians fired “thousands of missiles” at Israel.

May 03 11:34

US And UK Arms Sales Fueling War Crimes In Yemen

Prof. Sheila Carapico says many humanitarian groups have implicated the US and other Western countries in war crimes in Yemen.

May 03 10:24

NATO FSA Mercenaries Bomb the Al Watani Hospital in Qusayr, Homs/Syria

May 03 09:30

Many Killed, Wounded After Opposition Rockets Target Hospital in Syria’s Aleppo City

By Baran Hines

Rockets fired by militants in Syria’s Aleppo hit a Al-Dabit hospital, a medical facility in a government controlled area of the city. Reports of casualties have varied but the attacks may have killed over 20 people and injured dozens more, as first reported by Syrian state television on Tuesday.

“(Dozens) martyred and wounded in rockets fired by terrorists at al-Dabit Hospital,” a news update said on state TV. According to multiple reports, the hospital has been heavily damaged and is currently not functioning. Other attacks by opposition groups hit areas of Aleppo controlled by the government on Tuesday. There is also a school near the hospital which may have been damaged...

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May 02 13:07

Fighting Back for the Right to Support Palestine

Last week, Israel bulldozed twelve Palestinian homes in Area C of the illegally occupied West Bank to make way for new illegal settlement building, while two Palestinian minors were killed by the Israeli Defence Forces.

This makes it a totally unexceptional week for the Palestinians. It has not however been an unexceptional week for Palestinian supporters in the UK, who have suffered the most vicious coordinated media witch hunt in memory. Two things are happening. The Blairites are trying to engineer a coup against Corbyn by sabotaging Labour in forthcoming elections, while the Israeli lobby seek to discredit all supporters of the Palestinians as anti-semites, including people like me who have no connection to the Labour Party.

May 02 11:33

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

The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad. «By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria».

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If, in fact, these charges are true, is this REALLY "the woman" you want to have in the White House as President?!?

The woman for whom money and power mean....EVERYTHING, and she will do or say ANYTHING to hang on to it if elected, no matter how badly it effected the American people?!?

The woman who has proven that she will do ANYTHING to "regime change" governments not to the US government's liking?!?

Please remember, if she is on the Democratic ticket in November, and steals the election, or gets voted in, she is a warmonger of the highest order, and has never seen a US military intervention she did not like.

Oh yes, and bet on this: the return of the military draft, for both young men and women.

I remember, in those days right after the false flag sarin attack in Syria, how intensely Obama and Kerry were arguing that the US military had no choice but to invade Syria, and regime-change the country.

And the man who became Syria's international saviour, Russia's Vladimir Putin, was, fortunately, able to talk some sense into the American government, and the US government blinked.

The wars which the US has started, and are festering and simmering, globally, like a bad, contagious infection, will continue apace under a second Clinton presidency; that's just the cold hard reality.

May 02 09:30

Exhibit One in Any Future American War Crimes Trial

These acts, in other words, are considered beyond the pale when Donald Trump suggests them, but here’s the strangeness of it all: what The Donald is only mouthing off about, a perfectly real American president (and vice president and secretary of defense, and so on) actually did. Among other things, under the euphemistic term “enhanced interrogation techniques,” they ordered the CIA to use classic torture practices including waterboarding (which, in blunter times, had been known as “the water torture”). They also let the U.S. military loose to torture and abuse prisoners in their custody. They green-lighted the CIA to kidnap terror suspects (who sometimes turned out to be perfectly innocent people) off the streets of cities around the world, as well as from the backlands of the planet, and transported them to the prisons of some of the worst torture regimes or to secret detention centers (“black sites”) the CIA was allowed to set up in compliant countries.

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Apr 30 09:01

What it's like to be a 12-year-old Palestinian girl in Israeli jail

A day after her release, D. is already weary of the receptions and interviews, and of being the heroine of the hour. She replies to questions with the demonstrative reluctance of an adolescent whose parents are driving her nuts with their tiresome nagging. Her expression is one of weariness and revulsion, possibly tinged with sadness. Her face lights up for a second, however, when we ask whether she was happy to be released. No, she wasn’t happy, she tells us. She misses S.P., a boy from Kafr Aqab, a Palestinian suburb of Jerusalem. She saw him very briefly in the posta (slang for prisoners van) on one of her trips to court, and hasn’t stopped thinking about him since. Here are photos of him on Facebook. A small boy of 12, head shaven, handcuffed, in a military court. And here’s another image of him, from before he was arrested: a studio portrait in which he’s wearing a black shirt and red tie.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The jailing of children, then having them sentenced to prison terms, is "Business as usual" for Israeli police and judges.

But whether this little girl was actually carrying scissors when she was arrested is not the point.

She was allegedly asked if she planned to do harm to Israelis, and she was said to have confessed to her intent.

But I have to wonder if she was actually questioned in Arabic, which she understands, or Hebrew, which she does not understand, thought that such a confession would keep her out of jail.

But the point of incarcerating Palestinian children is to attempt to completely break their spirits, and teach them learned helplessness at the hands of the Israeli occupation; that is the real, and only, point of such incarceration.

Apr 30 08:47

Psychologist Whose Lawyers Say He Didn’t Design CIA Torture Program Wrote A Book Bragging That He Did

James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, two psychologists whose firm made at least $81 million designing torture techniques for the CIA, “did not create or establish the CIA enhanced interrogation program,” their lawyers have argued. It’s a strange claim — especially now that promotional material for Mitchell’s forthcoming book calls him the “creator of the CIA’s controversial Enhanced Interrogation Program” and brags that the book offers “a dramatic firsthand account of the design, implementation, flaws and aftermath of the program.”

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I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning!!

Apr 30 08:16

U.S. Military Investigates And Finds Itself Not Guilty Of War Crimes In Afghan Hospital Bombing

The Pentagon said on Friday that its attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October was not a war crime because the attack was not intentional. The military released a redacted 3,000-page internal investigation into the deadly bombing, which destroyed the only free trauma center of its kind in the country’s northern region and killed 42 patients, staffers and caretakers.

“The label ‘war crimes’ is typically reserved for intentional acts,” Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, said on Friday. “The investigation found that the tragic incident resulted from a combination of unintentional human errors and equipment failures, and that none of the personnel knew that they were striking a medical facility.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is how completely morally bankrupt the US military has become, in its defense of the indefensible; and for Votel to state that military personnel didn't know they were repeatedly shelling a hospital, and blame this on botched technology coupled with battle fatigue, is a lousy excuse.

So why, really, did the US military shoot up this hospital, and assassinate both patients and medical professionals?!

Well, here's the deal, as reported in November of 2015, surprisingly, by CNN:

Last month's U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders medical compound in Afghanistan appeared precisely focused on the main hospital building, the charity said in its internal review of the strike released Thursday, noting that the building's GPS coordinates had been provided earlier to the military. The Taliban took Kunduz, Afghanistan's fifth-largest city, in late September, resulting in fierce fighting with Afghan forces. Did U.S. know airstrike target was a hospital? Did U.S. know airstrike target was a hospital? 02:05 As the fighting intensified, Doctors Without Borders said it reaffirmed the GPS coordinates of the main hospital and administration office building at its Kunduz center with the U.S. Defense Department, Afghan Interior and Defense ministries and the U.S. Army in Kabul in a September 29 email. "Confirmation of receipt was received from both U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Army representatives, both of whom assured us that the coordinates had been passed on to the appropriate parties. "Oral confirmation was received from the Afghan Ministry of Interior. MSF also shared the GPS coordinates with a U.N. intermediary who confirmed transmission directly to Operation Resolute Support," the charity said in its review. High-ranking Taliban at hospital? In the week leading up to the strike, Doctors Without Borders said, patients had shifted primarily from being with the Afghan government and police to injured Taliban combatants, and on September 30 around 65 of about 130 patients in the hospital were Taliban. These included two patients who appeared to be of higher rank. "This was assumed for multiple reasons: being brought in to the hospital by several combatants, and regular inquiries about their medical condition in order to accelerate treatment for rapid discharge," the charity said. The following day, a U.S. official in Washington asked the organization whether the Kunduz hospital or any other its locations had a large number of Taliban "holed up," the report said. The hospital confirmed the hospital was full of patients who included wounded Taliban. "MSF also expressed that we were very clear with both sides to the conflict about the need to respect medical structures as a condition to our ability to continue working. A U.N. civilian/military liaison advised MSF to remain within the GPS coordinates provided to all parties to the conflict as 'bombing is ongoing in Kunduz,' " the report said. Calm, quiet night Doctors With Borders staff confirmed it was quiet and calm at the Kunduz hospital the night of the airstrike. "No fighting was taking place around the hospital, no planes were heard overhead, no gunshots were reported, nor explosions in the vicinity of the hospital," the review said. The charity said the gates were shut and a coordinator conducting a nightly security round reported that the center "was calm, with no armed combatants present, nor any fighting on the hospital grounds or within the audible vicinity. All MSF guards were on duty and MSF was in complete control of the compound." Doctors Without Borders said Taliban and Afghan government forces had complied with a no weapons policy at the center and "medical staff were making the most of the quiet night to catch up on the backlog of pending surgeries."

So, it appears that the US military, having known and confirmed the GPS coordinates with MSF, made a decision, understanding that all patients, including the Taliban, were completely complying with the "no weapons" policy at the hospital, to assassinate as many Taliban as they could, and hey, if they blew away staff... hell, that was only collateral damage.

The grisly and brutal message was, that even in what should have been the sanctuary of a highly acclaimed charitable medical group, the Taliban could be picked off and murdered by US troops with impunity, and that was precisely what happened.

And General Votel, you should be bloody ashamed of yourself for signing off on this lame excuse for the attack; this is your professional equivalent to Colin Powell's "yellowcake uranium" moment in front of the UN regarding Iraq, which was yet another lie spun for the consumption of US citizens and the world at large to further the US government's agenda.

I would like to politely suggest that if I, as an ordinary American citizen, can research this to its ultimate, and most reasonable, conclusion, so can millions of other Americans.

Votel's narrative about the attack just doesn't hold water, plain and simple.

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