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Sep 25 21:39

An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing

What, precisely, is the US military for, and what, precisely, can it do? In practical terms, how powerful is it? On paper, it is formidable, huge, with carrier battle groups, advanced technology, remarkable submarines, satellites, and so on. What does this translate to?

The American military is an upgraded World War II military, designed to fight other militaries like itself in a world like that which existed during World War II. The Soviet Union was that kind of military. Today there are no such militaries for America to fight. We are not in the same world. Washington seems not to have noticed.

Sep 25 16:20

Russia Prepares for War, Plans to Move Thermonuclear ICBMs to Border

Last week TASS reported Russia’s western-most ICBM division will be rearmed with the RS-24 Yars missile system. Yars is a MIRV-equipped, thermonuclear, intercontinental ballistic missile that can reportedly carry up to 10 independently targetable warheads. The ICBM RS-24 Yars constitutes the backbone of Russia’s strategic missile force. "The westernmost strategic missile force division in the Tver region will soon begin to be rearmed with the missile system Yars. It will be a sixth strategic missile division where the newest mobile ground-based missile complexes will replace the intercontinental ballistic missile Topol," Sergey Karakayev, the commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force told the news agency.

Sep 24 07:01

Israeli Nukes Threaten World Peace

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency said Israel’s nuclear weapons program is a real threat to international peace and security.

Reza Najafi made the statement in an address to an IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on Wednesday in reference to a recent revelation by former US secretary of state, Colin Powell, that Israel has 200 nuclear warheads, Press TV reported.

Sep 23 11:09

The hidden horrors of Nagasaki: Confiscated photographs of the devastating effects of America's atomic bomb – taken 12 hours after the blast – are revealed 70 years on 

Haunting photographs taken the day after the Japanese city of Nagasaki was hit with an atomic bomb have emerged 70 years after being confiscated by American forces.

The collection of poignant images taken by Yosuke Yamahata, a Japanese military photographer, show the flattened landscape, mass death and desperate plight of survivors immediately following the nuclear blast.

Sep 23 10:18

Britain increases aid to Yemen while selling arms to Saudis - who are bombing Yemen

BRITAIN is to increase the amount of aid destined for those caught up in the civil war in Yemen - at the same time as it sells arms to the Saudi regime which is carrying out airstrikes in the war-torn Gulf state.

International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced that Britain will provide an additional £37million in funding for Yemen this year.

A total of £72m has already been committed to the crisis in Yemen by the UK Government.

But the Government has simultaneously approved more than £3billion in arms sales over the past 18 months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War profits uber alles, right, Prime Minister May?!?!?

May I politely remind you that the Saudi Arabian military has been committing war crimes all over Yemen, and that makes the UK a "Proud Partner in War Crimes"?!?

But hey, as long as your defense industry is making profits, nothing else matters, right?!? Because for Members of Parliament, money appears to their only religion.

And they have to get those fat contributions from defense corporations to continue to stand for Parliament, right?!?!?

Sep 23 09:33

Syrian Army Discovers Turkish Manual Instructing Terrorists in Use of Nukes

In the course of a recent operation to liberate a terrorist-held enclave in northern Latakia, Syrian Army troops discovered a 'manual for terrorists'. Printed in Turkey, the book teaches jihadis "the proper conduct of war on foreign soil," up to and including the use of nuclear weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This dovetails in with my concern over CENTCOM trying to revive the Osama-zombie yesterday.

Sep 21 10:44

“Steady. Strong. Honest.” Even This Former Governor Can’t Keep a Straight Face Endorsing Hillary

Read his words on paper. They sound like a prompt from someone under Soviet brainwashing and put on trial:

I believe that she is steady.

I believe that she is strong.

I believe that she is honest.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 21 08:55

We Are Headed For War-Paul Craig Roberts

It used to be we used nuclear weapons only in retaliation. There was no first use, but the George W. Bush regime, the Neocons, changed our nuclear doctrine. It’s now a preemptive first strike. So, this tells both the Russians and Chinese they could get a preemptive first strike. Then, we tell the Russians we are putting missiles right on your border. You won’t have two minutes’ notice. They can’t accept that. It’s too much risk from a crazy country (U.S.) that won’t negotiate with them. . . . So, we’re headed for war. I think the only thing that would block it is if one or two of the European governments realize that they have nothing whatsoever to gain with a conflict with Russia. . . . The only thing they could do to prevent a nuclear war is to pull out of NATO.”

Sep 20 15:31

Impact? Asteroid With Destructive “Power of 3 Billion Nukes” Narrowly Misses Earth

Asteroids and meteors regularly pass by the planet...But the next one headed this way will be brushing by pretty closely, and could bring with it the power of billions of atomic bombs:

Experts are saying a huge meteor is rocketing close to Earth with the power of THREE BILLION ATOMIC BOMBS, AHHHHHH.

P.S. There seems to be much more to the asteroid agenda than meets the eye...

Read more at SHTF

Sep 20 12:15

State Department and Establishment Media Silent on Israel’s 200 Nukes

Not only has the State Department ignored Colin Powell’s revelation Israel has two hundred nukes, so has the establishment media.

Sep 20 10:56

Israel Is Rich, Powerful, and Armed With 100s of Nukes Why send it $38 billion in new death gear? (Ron Paul)

Last week’s announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 billion dollars in military aid. It is money we cannot afford going to a country that needs no assistance to maintain its status as the most powerful military in the Middle East.

Sep 20 10:54

Multi-billion Dollar Weapons Deals: Why the US Backs Israel

If multibillion-dollar weapons deals are any measure, Israel and the US have never been closer.

This past week, despite a reported personal rift between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the US and Israel signed a pact that contains the largest pledge of military assistance to a single country in US history. The ten-year agreement will provide $3.8 billion of aid yearly to Israel — up from the $3.1 billion awarded to Israel in the countries’ previous decade-long deal.

In justifying the largesse, commentators and officials have pointed to the threat of a resurgent Iran and ISIS. The deal, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said at a press conference, “will ensure that Israel has the support it needs to defend itself.”

Yet the diplomatic platitudes are less illuminating than a statement Netanyahu made a year ago at the Knesset: “I am asked if we will forever live by the sword,” the prime minister said, then gave his answer: “Yes.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the US government is supplying both money and weapons to a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons, does not bode well for peace, either in the Middle East, or the world.

Sep 19 15:03

As Terror Attacks Hit Home, U.S. Caught “Bombing Syria to Aid ISIS”

Terrorism has again gripped the homeland, and there is circular causality in all of it.

Are we so distracted by what happens with the right hand, that we cannot see what the left hand is doing?

A bombing here, a bombing there... or, while you were snoozing:

After the United States launched an attack against Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour early on Saturday morning, Russia is now calling for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council and an immediate explanation from the United States.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 19 08:12

Mike Pence: I'd model my vice presidency after Dick Cheney

I see that Trump has a veep who is just like the guy JFK had running with him. Better keep an eye on Pence Mr.Trump.You made a really bad choice for veep! Another 911 anyone!

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said his vice-presidential role model would be Dick Cheney.

"I frankly hold Dick Cheney in very high regard in his role as vice president," Pence said when asked in an interview with ABC that aired on Sunday who his vice-presidential role model would be.

Donald Trump's running mate asserted that he would be "a very active vice president" like Cheney, who served under President George W. bush.

Sep 18 14:49

Video: ISIS militants cheer atop Syrian soldiers killed by US air strikes

In the following video, ISIS militants are seen gloating over the corpses of the Syrian Army personnel killed by the USAF as they pronounce that this 'conquest' sets the foundation for cleansing the province from the 'Nusayris', a term both ISIS and the US-backed Islamists used for Allawites who are considered by neither as Muslims.

Sep 17 15:37

Syrian Terrorists Trigger Suicide Bomb While Trying To Take Selfie With Cell Phone

These guys are supported by our tax dollars.

This is the horrific moment a Syrian rebel appears to blow himself and his comrades up by using a mobile phone rigged to a bomb to take a SELFIE .
Footage emerged online showing a group of eight men, believed to be members of the Free Syrian Army, gathered around a camera.
The militants , flanked by rifles, appear to be filming a propaganda video as they are shown in front of a rebel flag as they sing into a microphone.

Sep 17 08:19

State Department and Establishment Media Silent on Israel’s 200 Nukes

Not only has the State Department ignored Colin Powell’s revelation Israel has two hundred nukes, so has the establishment media. After DCLeak posted a tranche of Powell emails hacked from the former secretary of state’s personal Gmail account, RT’s Caleb Maupin asked the State Department for comment on Powell's mention of Israel’s nukes. He was ignored. Meanwhile, the story has been virtually ignored by the media. The Sun in Britain reported on it, as did The Times of Israel and Haaretz in Israel, but The New York Times and The Washington Post have remained silent.

Sep 16 12:40

COLIN POWELL LEAKED EMAILS REVEAL ISRAEL HAS “200 NUCLEAR BOMBS”

According to Judah Ari Gross of The Times of Israel, “Discussing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 2015 speech to Congress about the dangers posed by the Iranian nuclear deal, in an email he sent to US Democratic party donor Jeffrey Leeds, Powell wrote that he doubted the Iranian regime would use an atomic bomb even if it could get one, since “the boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we have thousands.” The email was published by theLobeLog foreign policy website.

Israel maintains a policy of so-called nuclear ambiguity, they will not publicly confirm or deny the existence of an atomic arsenal.

Sep 16 12:05

Colin Powell acknowledges 200 Israeli nukes

According to hacked emails reviewed by foreign policy website LobeLog, former Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Israel’s nuclear arsenal, an open secret that U.S. and Israeli politicians typically refuse to acknowledge as part of Israel’s strategy of “nuclear ambiguity.” Powell also rejected assessments that Iran, at the time, was “a year away” from a nuclear weapon.

Sep 16 07:36

Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton Wants To Start An Air War With Nuclear-Armed Russia Over Syria

"Hillary Clinton wants to start an air war over Syria with a nuclear-armed power [Russia] with 2,000 nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. Given Hillary Clinton's record not only in Iraq, but in Libya, I think this is as dangerous as it gets."

Sep 15 09:07

Top diplomats from U.S., Japan, South Korea to meet on North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in New York on Sunday to discuss responses to North Korea's latest nuclear test, South Korea's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

The three countries are pushing for tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea after the isolated country on Friday conducted its fifth and largest nuclear test.

The blast was in defiance of U.N. sanctions that were tightened in March.

China, the North's chief ally, backed the March resolution but is more resistant to harsh new sanctions this time after the United States and South Korea decided to deploy a sophisticated anti-missile system in the South, which China adamantly opposes.

South Korea said Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his counterparts Kerry and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will meet during the annual U.N. General Assembly to discuss putting further pressure on North Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Secretary of State Kerry, South Korean Foreign Minster Byung-se, and Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida: the one thing you all CAN do is invite both North Korea and China to a Peace Conference, to replaced the Armistice which has existed over 60 years, with a real peace deal, including North Korea's cessation of expanding their nuclear capability.

Then, negotiate in good faith to get it done, and make it happen.

Of course, that....would be logical.

But I do have a caveat for the Foreign Ministers of both Japan and South Korea; the US government may well not be amenable to such a solution, and let me share with you why.

As you have noticed, the American Presidential Election cycle has just heated up as though it were on industrial strength steroids.

IF internal polls at the White House and the Democratic National Committee indicate that Donald Trump may well win our Presidential election in a landslide in November, they may very well want to "gift" him with a war (any war will do, but with the US public sentiment not warm toward Kim Jong Un, it's a good starting place, in their minds) before he has the opportunity to take the Oath of Office.

Yes, I know this may sound crazy; however, logic and prudence, and care for the real concerns of the American people, haven't been around for quite some time in American governance, resulting in:

Massive poverty:

Tent Cities Full Of Homeless People Are Booming In Cities All Over America As Poverty Spikes

Multiple military misadventures:

U.S. troops staying in Afghanistan? New look at reduction plan

Endless corruption is leaving Iraq a failed state

Libya: From Africa’s Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention

"What A Mess!" - Pentagon At War With CIA In Syria

And of course, an absolutely unpayable National Debt:

U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK

Coupled with a monumental trade imbalance:

US current account trade deficit narrows to $119.9 billion

A logical, responsible government, at this point, would be trying to fix the fundamentals of an economy gone wrong, and evaluate why the US's military interventions have been such blatant failures; but this will not happen because more military interventions will fatten the coffers of the 1 percenters, heavily invested in the military industrial complex, and campaign donations to Congressional representatives who deliver what they want, in terms of national and international policies.

Additionally, those in the bowels of power in DC believe that another war may distract many Americans from the grinding poverty to which they have been condemned through the offshoring/outsourcing of the jobs which used to underpin the American middle class.

South Korean Foreign Minster Byung-se, and Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida, I encourage you both to have conversations with your counterparts in the Chinese government, and see how far they are willing to go to reach a consensus about inviting North Korea for a peace conference. The way President Obama threatened China about their activities in the South China Sea at the G20, you may have a rough road here, but please counsel patience; Obama will be out of the White House in January of next year.

I frankly think that such a move, toward a legitimate peace conference with North Korea, will be the only way to stop a US war against North Korea, and ultimately, China.

Sep 15 08:22

Now the Saudis Have Killer Drones, Too

Saudi Arabia is the world’s newest drone power. And that could be a problem, since the Saudis are in the midst of a rather nasty war.
Riyadh has signed a contract with Chinese firm Chengdu for an unspecified number of Pterodactyl drones, Saudi media reported in late August and early September.

The 30-foot-long, propeller-driven Pterodactyl, which Chengdu apparently modeled on America’s iconic Predator and Reaper drones, can fly for hours at a time carrying cameras and missiles. Operators on the ground control the unmanned aerial vehicle via satellite.

As far as killer drones go, the Pterodactyl probably isn’t terribly sophisticated—its sensors are certainly less capable than U.S.-made models—and that can mean the difference between life and death for innocent people caught in the crossfire as flying robots hunt militants on the ground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are going to kill hundreds to thousands more innocent Yemenites.

But hey, when it comes to weapons manufacturers,their products, and profits, to paraphrase Gertrude Stein, "A deal is a deal is a deal!!"

Sep 13 08:34

BOMBED: A POTATO CHIP FACTORY, A SCHOOL, A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS FACILITY, AND NOW A WATER WELL

Strikes in northern Yemen on Saturday reportedly killed two children and first responders as US-backed coalition continues ‘disturbing’ strikes.

A United Nations official has condemned airstrikes, including a “double tap” attack, on a water well in Yemen that killed dozens of people including children. The statement comes as the Obama administration’s proposed $1.15 billion arms to Saudi Arabia, who’s leading the U.S.-backed coalition’s bombing campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, faces opposition both on and off Capitol Hill.

In a statement released Monday, U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said that 30 people were killed and 17 were wounded, with the casualties including first responders and two children, as a result of the airstrikes in the village of Beit Saadan in northern Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US-militarily enabled Saudi military love to commit war crimes with impunity.

The fact that US companies sell them the weapons to do this makes the US government a partner in these war crimes.

Did you ever imagine that a plaque could honestly be placed on the US President's desk, stating: "The United States of America: a Proud Partner in War Crimes?!?"

Dear readers, that day.... has come, in this country.

Sep 12 13:42

Woolsey, James

Project For The New American Century huh! Great pick Donald.

R. James Woolsey, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) under President Bill Clinton from 1993-1995, is a well-connected advocate of militarist U.S. foreign policies. He has supported the work of several neoconservative-led groups, including the Committee on the Present Danger, the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, the Project for the New American Century, the Center for Security Policy, among numerous others.

Since 2011, Woolsey has chaired the board of directors of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an important bastion of hawkish “pro-Israel” advocacy in the United States that has served as an outpost for many well-known rightist ideologues.

Sep 12 09:49

'Negative consequences' Putin sends CHILLING warning to North Korea after nuclear test

The Russian leader has pledged to work with its allies to "solve" the worrying North Korea problem.

Pyongyang has rattled the world by holding a nuclear warhead test, which triggered a massive 5.3 magnitude earthquake on Thursday morning.

The North Korean state media confirmed it had carried out the test and revealed the country has a strategic ballistic missile it is ready to use.

But Putin has hit back at Kim Jong-Un's ambitious dictatorship, with a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry stating: "Such demonstrative disregard for international law and opinion of the international community deserves the strongest condemnation.

"North Korea’s actions, aimed at undermining the global non-proliferation regime, pose a serious threat to peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the Asia-Pacific Region. This will have negative consequences primarily for North Korea itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that North Korean leader Kim Jung Un is listening; Putin doesn't make idle threats, he makes promises.

Unfortunately, however, Kim Jung Un appears to be marching to the beat of his own drummer; and that guy's on bagpipes!!

Sep 12 07:35

Second North Korea Nuclear Test in a Matter of Days is Imminent

Pyongyang has completed preparations for its second nuclear test in just a week after the unhinged regime of Kim Jong-un sent shockwaves through the world following a major test blast.

Sep 12 06:52

How Israel Stole the Bomb

When Israel launched a covert scheme to steal material and secrets to build a nuclear bomb, U.S. officials looked the other way and obstructed investigations, as described in a book reviewed by James DiEugenio.

Sep 10 10:33

Yemen ‘war crime’ footage emerges day after Theresa May defends Britain’s Saudi arms deals (VIDEO)

Just a day after Prime Minister Theresa May defended UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, cell phone footage has emerged apparently showing a college in Yemen being bombed by Saudi jets.

The footage, filmed in January 2016 and first published in the UK by independent media outlet The Ferret, appears to show a college hit by an airstrike. Attacks on schools are explicitly outlawed under the Geneva Convention, and thus constitute a war crime.

Filmed by a security guard on a cell phone, the footage was first passed to the Yemeni NGO Mwatana and then submitted to the UK government’s Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC).

A leaked draft of the report claims: “The weight of evidence of violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition is now so great that it is very difficult to continue to support Saudi Arabia.”

The revelation comes just a day after British PM Theresa May was confronted with the issue in the House of Commons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Britain's Prime Minister May: it's only the money for your arms manufacturers that you allow the continuing Saudi slaughter in Yemen, right?!?

Well, Prime Minister May, I invite you to take a good, hard at the following images, and please explain to the world how the slaughter of Yemeni children is "...keeping Britain safe."

Images of extrajudicial assassinations of Yemeni children by Saudi Forces

We are waiting, Madame Prime Minister; how does the slaughter of these kids "make Britain safer"?!?!?

And how would you characterise these killings of children to their mothers, "retroactive birth control"?!?

Madame Prime Minister, you sicken me, in your absolutely shameful, hypocritical attempt to defend the indefensible.

With these statements, you have just incontrovertibly demonstrated that you have had your conscience surgically removed before you became Prime Minister.

The UK deserves far better, Madame Prime Minister.

Sep 08 20:03

North Korea 'carries out most powerful nuclear test yet' after 'quake' detected

North Korea is believed to have conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea's military said on Friday after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude "artificial earthquake" near its main nuclear site.

The tremor - an "artificial earthquake", according to the South Korean government - was recorded at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site at around 9:30 am on Friday, the 68th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean regime.

North Korea has not as yet confirmed that it has carried out a new nuclear test, which would be its fifth. The last underground detonation at Punggye-ri took place in January, with Pyongyang claiming it was of a hydrogen bomb.

Sep 07 11:31

Obama Won’t Promise Not to Launch Nuclear First Strikes

Though it has been over 70 years since the United States last used nuclear weapons in an offensive manner during a war, US governments have continued to retain some deliberate ambiguity on their policy toward the future use of such weapons.

Though there was considerable speculation that would change, President Obama is now believed to have abandoned any plans for a no first use statement with respect to America’s massive nuclear arsenal, facing too much opposition from the rest of the administration and giving up on the idea pretty quickly.

At present, China and India are the only two nations with a well-established no first use policy. North Korea has hinted at a similar position, though somewhat nebulously, and the Soviet Union also had such a position, though Russia does not retain that policy, saying it might use nuclear weapons in defense against an overwhelming conventional attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given the world's geopolitical climate at the moment, this is not a comforting thought at all.

Sep 06 08:54

Obama Threatens Cyber War on Russia Turning G20 Summit Into a Political Event

President Barack Obama took a hardline during discussions with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 Summit parroting the theory of Hillary and the Democrats that Moscow has nothing better to do than intervene in America’s election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, forgive me, but I must ask: was there any world leader at the G-20 who you FAILED to insult?!?

This ill-timed, petulant challenge to Putin is NOT going to gain you any cooperation whatsoever on those issues where the US and Russian governments desperately need to be working together.

And sir, in making that statement "And frankly, we’ve got more capacity than anybody, both offensively and defensively.", it is apparent that I need to politely remind you of the following, just in case you are suffering from SMD (selective memory disorder):

RUSSIANS DISABLE U.S. GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER

Russian Jamming System Blocks All NATO Electronics Inside Bubble 600 Km in Diameter over Syria

Pentagon: Russia, China Closing Tech Gap In Conventional, Asymmetric Warfare

US Worried That Military Advantage Over Russia, China Getting Ever Smaller

US worried that Military Advantage over Russia and China are getting even Smaller

The last two articles were written this year, sir.

So, Mr. President, if, in fact, these incidents happened (which they did, under your watch, sir), and the US military is getting very worried about losing any kind of electronics and weaponry superiority against Russia and China, (which they are, under your watch), who, sir, is to blame for the US's sorry state of military weaponry and electronics?!?

You are, sir, as our Commander in Chief; and no amount of petulant dissing of a very significant world leader, Russian President Putin, will change this in any way.

Sep 05 09:40

A calamity is unfolding in Yemen and it is time world woke up

The humanitarian calamity in Yemen entered a terrifying new phase of horror this month as air strikes on the capital city of Sanaa started again after a five-month lull.

Planes from the Saudi-led coalition bombarded the city following the collapse of peace talks in Kuwait. The assaults are destroying civilian infrastructure, and threaten to prevent food and desperately needed aid from reaching the capital.

A young girl undergoes hospital treatment in Sadaa (Mohammed Al-Mikhlafi/MEE)
Many of the attacks seem to have been indiscriminate. At least 16 people, all of them said to have been women and children, died when a potato crisp factory was struck.

The nearest military post was more than one kilometre away and a friend of the owner told us that there was no military activity on the site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Very simply put, the UK and the US governments have been partners and enablers in Saudi war crimes, period, end of discussion.

The Yemenite people support the Houthi rebels, and do not want the Western-imposed al-Hadi back in power.

And does anyone out there remember, please, how many names were on the ballot for the last election in Yemen?!?

Only one: that of Al-Hadi.

You have to LOVE the "democratic process" in Yemen.

What the sclerotic (and nearly broke) House of Saud is seeing, right on its border, is the kind of revolution from autocratic oppression it fears may well be its own downfall.

And of course, for the US government any rebuff of any US-installed puppet cannot go unanswered; but of course, it had no direct reason it could possibly "sell" a war against Yemen to the the American public; so, enter the House of Saud, fearful of its own downfall, and willing to "show those Houthis and Yemenites who's the boss."

With US/UK government enabling, the Saudi military has bombed hospitals, schools, and areas where large numbers of innocent civilians may be gathering, like market places.

These are war crimes, folks, done with your tax dollars and in your name.

How does that make you feel?!?

The blood of innocents is on the hands of the UK/US and Saudi governments.

But I understand, at least for the moment, that the only thing I can do is continue to bear Christian witness to the fact that these atrocities continue, courtesy of "our" (alleged) government.

Sep 05 09:11

US Preparing Electronic Warfare for 'Force-on-Force Conflict in Europe'

Having looked at the Russian military’s cyber warfare modernization, the United States rushed to develop similar capabilities that could be used in the event of a “large force-on-force conflict in a place like Europe.”

On August 11, the US Army announced the creation of the Army Rapid Capabilities Office to prevent “capability gaps” that have formed within the American military in recent years.

“Our adversaries are modernizing at a rapid rate, and in some cases, our capabilities are inadequate to keep up, to maintain our edge,” Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, who is in charge of the operations in the new office said in a statement. "We need to … make sure that they are offset from us, not the other way around.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And why and how have these "gaps" evolved?!?

Because the US weapons and electronics contracts procurement process is thoroughly incestuous.

The same weapons and electronics defense contractors who get the contracts, "lubricate" the political campaigns of congressional representatives who green light these contracts in the first place with generous donations .

How that generally translates, once equipment is field deployed, is that this equipment does not function as advertised; is hideously over budget; or, by the time it is field deployed, is already obsolete.

I am a Christian pacifist activist, who hates the idea of war as a way for the US government to resolve its geopolitical differences, and constantly exhorts this government to resolve disputes through hard-won, good faith negotiations.

That being said, when our military needs the best in weaponry and electronics possible, they should never have to do with anything less, period, end of discussion.

Sep 05 08:54

ISRAEL TO DEPLOY MACHINE GUN-EQUIPPED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES ALONG GAZA BORDER

Israel is set to use fully autonomous unmanned vehicles along the border with the Gaza Strip, according to a report published by FoxNews.com.

While currently unarmed, the Israeli military plans to add machine guns to the so-called Border Protector Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) by “the beginning of next year”.

An unnamed Israeli military official told the website: “This is the future – the border is a very dangerous place… Sending unmanned vehicles to do these patrols means that troops’ lives are not at risk.”

According to the report, the Israeli army has worked with defence giant Elbit Systems to convert Ford pick-up trucks into UGVs by adding “specialised remote driving technology”, along with “four driving cameras and a 360-degree observation camera.”

UGV testing reportedly began in July 2015 and the trucks “became operational in February [2016].”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet another tool though which to accomplish serial genocide of the Palestinian people!!

Sep 04 16:38

Biden: Trump not responsible enough for nuclear launch codes

The political left’s effort to portray Trump as crazy is an obvious effort to help voters forget just how insane Clinton is when it comes to foreign policy. During her tenure as the nation’s top diplomat, Clinton failed to protect American lives abroad, destabilized the entire Middle East, caused massive damage to U.S.-Russia relations and jeopardized classified information for personal gain.

Sep 03 09:42

FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton Collected Donations, Then US Missile Tech Shipped To China

Former President Bill Clinton approved the sale of sensitive U.S. missile technology to China following donations from a key missile manufacturer to his campaign, in a move prescient of the Clinton Foundation’s “pay-to-play” activities.

Bernard Schwartz donated about $1.5 million to the Democratic Party and Clinton’s 1996 campaign for reelection between 1994 and 1998. Schwartz, who was at the time chairman of Loral Space & Communication Ltd., seems to have used his influence to persuade the Clinton administration to switch the licensing authority for missile exports from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce, as the latter was more vulnerable to political influence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice how wonderfully China's war technology has evolved, and how quickly?!?

You can thank Bill Clinton and Loral for that.

All the Chinese needed were the "building block" technologies, and then they were off and running. Here are some examples of the evolution in their war weapons and technology.

HOW GOOD ARE THEY? THE LATEST INSIGHTS INTO CHINA’S MILITARY TECH

Military and Security Developments
Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016

Pentagon: Chinese Military Modernization Enters “New Phase”

Coming soon to the South China Sea: Beijing’s best weapons of war

Chinese ballistic missile submarines should definitely cause concern

What President Clinton did, with approval of this "transfer technology" from Loral, was to compromise American security, and it was all for his love of money.

And there is a word for this: it's called treason.

Of course, such a thing will not happen until pigs fly, but this man should be lawfully accused, his case prosecuted through the American system of due process, judged by a jury, convicted, and spend what is left of his life in a prison which is NOT a "Club Fed."

Sep 03 07:19

What Will Happen if the U.S. Nukes Russia First - "Dead hand of Moscow"

During the Cold War, Russia created a fail-safe device for their nuclear weapons arsenal to ensure a second strike capability even if all command and control were to be destroyed. The system (code-named Dead Hand) utilized seismic, light, radioactivity, and pressure sensors to detect an incoming nuclear attack and retaliate if necessary. The best part? The system is almost certainly still operational.

The main command and control of the strategic missiles is called Kazbek. It is famous for its nuclear briefcase codenamed Cheget. Perimeter is an alternative command system of Russia's nuclear forces. It was designed to automatically control a massive nuclear attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did someone watch a rerun of "Dr. Strangelove?" :)

Sep 03 07:17

The Art of New Generation Russian Warfare

As Sun Tzu has stated on these issues of short or long wars “There has ever been a state that benefited from an extended war. Hence, if one is not fully cognizant of the evils of waging war, he cannot be fully cognizant either of how to turn it to best account… Hence, in war prize the quick victory, not the protracted engagement” No amount of high-tech media and generations of propaganda warfare, including guerrilla warfare that is tied to “the popular elements of war” will win an ultimate victory against an adversary.

Sep 02 10:17

US Arms Makers Invest in a New Cold War

The U.S. military has won only a single major war since the end of World War II (the Gulf War of 1990-91). But U.S. military contractors continue to win major budget wars in Congress nearly every year, proving that no force on earth can resist their lobbying prowess and political clout.

Consider the steady march to victory of the biggest single weapons program in history — the planned purchase of advanced Lockheed-Martin F-35 jets by the Air Force, Navy, and Marines at a total projected cost of more than $1 trillion.

The Air Force and Marines have both declared the Joint Strike Fighter ready for combat, and Congress is now forking over billions of dollars a year to acquire what is slated to become a fleet of 2,400 jets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hype does not win wars; a combination of weapons that actually work, coupled with brilliant tactics, and a thorough knowledge of one's enemies, win wars.

As stated later in this article:

Think tanks like the Lexington Institute are prime movers behind the domestic propaganda campaign to revive the Cold War against the diminished Russian state and justify weapons programs like the F-35. As Lee Fang observed recently in The Intercept, “The escalating anti-Russian rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries.” Thus the Lockheed-funded Aerospace Industries Association warns that the Obama administration is failing to spend enough on “aircraft, ship and ground combat systems” to adequately address “Russian aggression on NATO’s doorstep.” The Lockheed- and Pentagon-funded Center for European Policy Analysis issues a stream of alarmist reports about Russian military threats to Eastern Europe. And the highly influential Atlantic Council — funded by Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and even the Ukrainian World Congress — promotes articles like “Why Peace is Impossible with Putin” and declares that NATO must “commit to greater military spending” to deal with “a revanchist Russia.”

That the warmongers in the military/industrial complex are driving US foreign policy is no secret; but unfortunately, the "cold war" after which they lust, could very quickly turn into a hot war around the world, in places like the South China Sea; Ukraine; Syria; and beyond.

The F-35 is symptomatic of everything that is completely wrong with the US government's weapons procurement program, and demonstrates, painfully clearly, the incestuous relationship between weapons manufacturers, and those congressional representatives who green light their contracts, yet get heavy elections contributions from those same weapons manufacturers.

This has to stop, for the weapons procurement programs to function effectively.

But unfortunately, this "much-challenged" F-35 could well prove the US military's "Waterloo", if deployed without getting these engineering deficits sorted in short order.

And Lockheed-Martin should pay for their fixes out of their own pocket, having gouged the American taxpayer for a fighter jet costing one trillion dollars which does not function.

Sep 02 07:45

Hillary's American Legion Address: A Near-Declaration of War on Russia

According to Parkes, Western monied interests believe the solution to precarious world economic conditions adversely affecting business is global war for its profit potential.

He envisions a scheme to provoke belligerence against Russia, launching WW III. Whether he’s right or wrong remains to be seen.

Clearly, US hostility toward Russia risks the unthinkable. Possible East/West confrontation is too great a risk to ignore - especially if Hillary succeeds Obama, a war goddess, a neocon Russophobe.

Sep 01 11:15

Obama Granted Iran "Secret" Nuclear Deal Exemptions, Despite Claiming Otherwise

One of the recurring criticisms of Obama's landmark Nuclear deal with Iran is that in Obama's scramble to get a formalized agreement, he had implemented many loopholes allowing Iran substantial leeway far beyond what was disclosed for public consumption. And, in the latest blow to US foreign policy under the Obama administration, a new report confirms precisely that. According to Reuters, the United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions.

The report is to be published on Thursday by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, said the think tank’s president David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector and co-author of the report. It is based on information provided by several officials of governments involved in the negotiations, who Albright declined to identify.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of COURSE, President Obama lied; that's what sociopaths do.

I used to believe that, perhaps, on the Iranian deal, he had, finally, done something right; at the moment, I stand firmly disabused of that notion; but the question is, what does the US and the P5+1 do NOW, to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed nation, in the most peaceful and honest way possible?!?

As William Shakespeare once remarked, "Aye, there's the rub!"

Sep 01 10:00

Death in Yemen: British Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, and the “Proper Use” of Illegal Arms

The death toll in Yemen is now so high that the International Committee of the Red Cross is donating “entire morgue units” (1) to hospitals still standing, having so far escaped the illegal Saudi assault, backed, advised and armed by the US and UK.

“The hospitals were not able to cope,” said Rima Kamal, a Yemen-based spokesperson for the Red Cross. “You could have more than 20 dead people brought into one hospital on one single day. The morgue capacity at a regular hospital is not equipped to handle this influx of dead bodies.”

“It is not that common for the ICRC to donate morgues,” she observed. “The fact that we now do is telling of the size of the human tragedy in Yemen.” The ICRC has donated body bags and refrigerated storage facilities to three hospitals with: “More in the pipeline.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The leadership in the UK should be ashamed of this trade in weapons, and the war crimes committed by the Saudi military against the people of Yemen; of course, that "being ashamed" reaction only happens when one has not had one's moral conscience surgically removed.

Sep 01 09:47

Last Remaining U.S. Maker of Cluster Bombs Stops Production

The last remaining United States manufacturer of cluster bombs is ending production of the controversial weapon, citing regulatory scrutiny and reduced orders for the internationally banned munition.

The decision by Rhode Island-based Textron Systems follows a White House order last May to block the transfer of a Textron shipment of CBU-105 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, a move first reported by Foreign Policy.

The White House had come under intense pressure by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International after those groups documented instances in which Saudi-led forces used CBU-105 munitions in multiple locations around Yemen, including Al-Amar, Sanhan, Amran and the Al-Hayma port.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This blocked transfer is cosmetic only, as a sop to various human rights organisations who documented this carnage.

The US continues to provide "guidance" and weapons to the Saudi Military, which continue to commit war crimes in the destruction of schools, hospitals, and killing innocent civilians. In fact, the US government has just approved a massive shipment of arms to Saudi Arabia recently:

US approves $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

When I was a kid growing up, I never imagined, for one moment, that a sitting President could potentially have a plaque on their desk, reading: The United States of America: Proud Partner in War Crimes", but yet, at this part of the 21st century...here we are, and have been here since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Aug 30 10:09

Can Americans Overthrow The Evil That Rules Them? — Paul Craig Roberts

Trump has said that he doesn’t see any future in the conflict Washington has initiated with Russia, and Trump questions the point of NATO’s continuing existence. These peaceful attitudes make Trump into a “national security risk” according to Wolfowitz. What Wolfowitz means is that a peace candidate is a threat to Wolfowitz’s doctrine of US world hegemony. In the crazed mind of Wolfowitz and the neoconservatives, America is not safe unless it rules the world.

Aug 29 12:35

Arms Race: China’s New Missile Defense System to Defend Against US, South Korea

With ongoing tensions in the South China Sea and on the Korean peninsula, Beijing has deemed its third-generation surface-to-air missile combat-ready. In the latest sign of a new arms race between the United States and China, Beijing’s Air Force has announced the completion of a new missile defense system. © AP PHOTO/ CHIANG YING-YING Taiwan to Indict Three Soldiers Over Accidental Missile Launch Toward China "Through innovation, ground-to-air defense troops are able to deal with far-range, medium-range and short-range missiles which can come in on high, medium and low altitudes," PLA Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke said in a statement released on China’s Defense Ministry website, according to the International Business Times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As much as I hate to say this, it appears that the US government is escalating its plans for initiating a shooting war with both China and Russia.

As we have said many times on this site, what matters most is an intelligent preparation for such an act on the part of the US government.

Aug 29 12:30

A Disturbing Series of Events: Governments Around the World Seem to Be Preparing for War

Remember how a couple of days ago the German government advised its citizens to start stockpiling food and water? Well, today they have announced that they are considering reintroducing conscription…the draft, to ‘help with any future disaster’. And Germany isn’t alone. There are increasing hints in countries around the world that something big is on its way…and it won’t be pretty. Do they know something we don’t?

Aug 29 09:32

US Air Force Drops Vicious Next Gen ‘Smart’ Missile From B-52 Bomber (VIDEO)

This week the US Air Force dropped three Joint Attack Surface Standoff (JASSM) missiles from a B-52 Statofortress long-range heavy bomber demonstrating the aircraft’s ability to launch the JASSM from the Conventional Rotary Launcher (CRL) of the warplane’s internal weapons bay.

Aug 28 11:24

Coffee with Scott Adams (08-27-2016)

This can also serve as the video companion to Scott’s blog post: The Mental Vote.

Highlights

- You can never have too much coffee.

- Deciding whether or not to accept invitation to do InfoWars interview.

- Is Scott Adams influencing the election?

- How to become more ‘alpha.’

- Clinton press-conference blackout and Trump African-American audience.

- Is third-wave feminism lowering testosterone and libidos in Millennial males?

- Julian Assange likely to release more Clinton revelations a week before absentee balloting begins.

- Clinton attacked over 40% of American citizens as “racist” — something Trump has never done.

- Trump displays the ability and willingness to change per the will of the public.

- Why Trump could never go rogue and initiate a nuclear attack.

Aug 28 10:24

German Pro-Atlantic Paper Admits: Ghouta Sarin Attack Committed By Al-Qaeda

The German paper Die Welt is staunchly pro-NATO and pro-U.S. It always follows the official, conservative propaganda lines up to the dot on the last i. But in today's Sunday edition one of its well-connected journalists and department head argues for a change of direction on Syria. Assad is not going to go away and "the west" needs to accept that to prevent a Salafist take-over of that country.

Aug 28 09:24

The road to WWIII is paved with good intentions

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and littered with sloppy analyses!

Aug 26 07:58

DESPOTS “DONATE” TO CLINTON FOUNDATION, RECEIVE WEAPONS FROM HILLARY: LEAKED DOCS

Newly leaked documents provide further details on what Harper’s magazine calls the Clinton family’s “slush fund”, the Clinton Foundation.
As Secretary of State (the US government position chiefly responsible for coordinating US international arms trafficking), Hillary Clinton accepted millions of dollars in “donations” from the dictator of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, then increased US weapons sales to him by 137% during his brutal, Saudi-backed crackdown on pro-democracy protestors.

The crackdown, as reported by Amnesty International, has included murder and child-torture. In 2009, a Clinton State Department official stated that al Khalifa’s weapons coordinator was a “good friend of ours”.

Within Hillary Clinton’s increase in arms trafficking to the dictator of Bahrain was a 10,000% increase in transfers of “toxicological agents”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, Clinton's "great friend", Prince Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, whose regime has been killing, and torturing not only peaceful Shiite demonstrators, but also torturing and killing the first responders, trying to save their lives after they had been shot or teargassed.

Clinton was very much Prince Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa's enabler on this rampage of murder, torture, and suppression, by approving the transfer of weapons and toxicological agents, under her watch as Secretary of State.

In fact, a great campaign slogan for her right now would be: "Hillary Clinton; trust her to do for American what she did for the Shiites in Bahrain!!"

The Sunni al Khalifa monarchy has been marginalizing their Shiite population for a very long time, and the outcome has been devastating for Bahrain's Shiite population.

As reported this July at www.independent.com:

Once considered one of the more liberal Arab monarchies, Bahrain is turning into a police state as vicious and arbitrary as Egypt

So far, the protests in Bahrain have been relatively peaceful. However, the late President Kennedy said it best; "Where peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

But of course, Hillary has the morals of a dead tree stump; she didn't care as to the long term effects in Bahrain, as long as she got the money.

Aug 26 07:32

AN ANALYSIS OF ANTHONY M. BARRETT’S PERSPECTIVE ON U.S.-RUSSIAN NUCLEAR WAR

If one is to take careful measure of Anthony M. Barrett’s perspective essay entitled “False Alarms, True Dangers? /Current and Future Risks of Inadvertent U.S.-Russian Nuclear War”, [ next article down] we might possibly assume that the analyst’s suggestion of an ‘inadvertent’ nuclear war is more of a false flag scenario than a veiled threat - a pre-emptive, nuclear strike by either of the two nation-states. In the beginning of his essay, Mr. Barrett gives the signal that he is truly concerned about “an inadvertent nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia—that is, a conflict that begins when one nation misinterprets an event (such as a training exercise, a weather phenomenon, or a malfunction) as an indicator of a nuclear attack or a provocation”.

Aug 26 07:32

False Alarms, True Dangers? Current and Future Risks of Inadvertent U.S.-Russian Nuclear War

How could miscalculations and misperceptions lead to the use of nuclear weapons in three scenarios: an early warning system's false alarm, an escalation of a conventional conflict in Russia's "near abroad," and a false indication of a nuclear attack by Russia's "Dead Hand" system?

Aug 25 12:54

PENTAGON HAS NO IDEA WHERE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GUNS WENT IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

The U.S. government has shipped over 1.4 million guns to Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11, according a new analysis by the U.K.-based watchdog Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), but the Pentagon is only able to account for fewer than half of them. AOAV released its analysis of publicly available data on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts on Wednesday, and added that when requested to provide its own accounting for the small arms provided to the war-torn nations, "the DoD data shows that over 700,000 small arms were sent from the U.S. to Iraq and Afghanistan within these periods. However, this amount only accounts for 48 percent of the total small arms supplied by the U.S. government that can be found in open source government reports."

Aug 25 11:24

New Arms Race: China, US Prepare for Missile Warfare

In signs of a new Cold War, China is building an arsenal of both offensive and defensive missiles to prepare for a hypothetical conflict with the United States. In recent months, tensions between the two nations have reached new heights. In the South China Sea, Beijing and Washington are at loggerheads over the former’s construction of artificial islands, with the US concerned China is attempting to establish an air defense zone. In the neighboring East China Sea, Tokyo and Beijing are at odds over the Senkaku islands, a conflict partly driven by the United States pressuring its Pacific allies into taking a harder stance against China’s growing influence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am very sorry to have to say that I do not see this as the preparation for a "new cold war" between China (and Russia) and the United states: I see it as preparation, on all sides for a shooting war in which millions will most probably die.

I wish I had a far more rosy, positive assessment of what is going on, but the confluence of international tensions cautions against that.

And what is accelerating the coming of these wars is the rapid slide of the US dollar, due to the following reasons:

Four More Mega-Banks Join The Anti-Dollar Alliance

23 COUNTRIES NOW ABANDONING US DOLLAR

Putin Targets US Monetary System: "Aims To Eliminate US Dollar From Trade"

Goodbye dollar? BRICS set to enhance trade in national currencies

China Says “No Dollars” for New Yuan

The Collapse of the Western Fiat Monetary System may have Begun. China, Russia and the Reemergence of Gold-Backed Currencies

Of course, the US dollar is still around, courtesy of all the blood and money spent to keep it propped up with these vicious pre-emptive wars, courtesy of the US government; to control the resources, like oil, and guarantee that those resources will only be sold in the US dollar. But the oligarchs, the 1 percenters, the Fed, and the banks want to see this arrangement continue for as long as possible.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I have consistently urged my government to negotiate, logically, in good faith to resolve all the geopolitical disputes it has with other countries on the planet; the US government has chosen the tools of war over the tools of negotiation: that is why we are constantly being propagandized by the presstitutes, spewing their codswallop all over the corporate airwaves, as to which country is the "villain du jour" that day, week or month.

And what is painfully apparent to me is that this "deep state" government, no matter who is at the helm, consistently, over the last two administrations, and the current administration, never sees negotiations, peace, and prosperity as viable options.

So, right now, Russia, China, and Iran are the alleged "bad guys" against whom we are expected to boo, hiss, and complacently sent off our sons, daughters, and friends to fight, die, and get maimed for life in pursuit of the continuance of US dollar hegemony.

Wars are absolutely never about "freedom, honor, and the American way of life"; they are always about which currencies shall reign supreme after the war's end, and what companies will be making a killing (sometimes, literally) through these wars. Karl Marx once observed that all wars are economic in nature: he was entirely correct in his assessment.

So I have one memo for the Obama Administration: and that is, in the most peaceful, logical way I can pursue, I absolutely I will not go along with your war agenda, because I fully appreciate that it is based on lies you are hoping will shape a narrative of acceptance of these wars in the minds of the American people.

But as a people who were lied to about "Saddam's weapons of mass destruction", as a way to "sell" one of the last wars (What, again, was the obscenely lame excuse for the US military to invade Afghanistan?!?), which was, as usual, about controlling Iraq's oil, and making sure that the oil was sold only in US dollars, we understand that we can never believe anything the US government tells us again.

Never.

And President Obama, if you were to knock on my door, and tell me it was sunny outside, I would be morally obligated to walk out my door and check for myself.

I think we need to watch the G20 in China in early September very closely; it appears to be truly the last chance of possibly salvaging any possibility of peaceful resolutions of some of these major geopolitical conflicts in which the US is embroiled.

I would like to be pleasantly surprised, but I am not counting on it.

Aug 24 12:07

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Envoy to UN Discloses French Ties to Chemical Attacks

Representative of the Syrian Republic to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafery, spoke to Sputnik in an exclusive interview regarding the deadly chemical attacks that took place in Syria back in 2013 and the involvement of France in these attacks.

Aug 24 10:13

Poroshenko transfers 141 pieces of combat hardware to army to beef up grouping in Donbass

Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has transferred 141 pieces of domestically-produced combat hardware to the country’s armed forces to strengthen their grouping in the area of Kiev’s military operation in Donbass.

"Today we’re transferring 141 pieces of military hardware produced and modernized at Ukrainian defense enterprises," Poroshenko said at the handover ceremony in the town of Chuguyev in the north-eastern Kharkov region.
As Poroshenko said, this combat hardware will help the Ukrainian army to defend the country more effectively and finally achieve peace in the Donbass region.

In 2016 alone, the Ukrainian armed forces have received over a thousand units of combat hardware, Poroshenko said. The Ukrainian leader also said that deliveries from foreign partners had been organized as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These tanks and combat hardware are not elements for peace; they are elements with which to start a war against rebel Eastern republics.

As reported yesterday at Mac Salvo's site, www.shtplan.com:

The situation of the rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia is being paralleled by the war of words between the countries’ two leaders. As mentioned in a previous article, Vladimir Putin is still not satisfied with the alleged actions by Ukrainian commandos that killed one FSB officer and one enlisted man on two separate incidents. Putin went on to say that any meetings between Poroshenko and himself in the upcoming G-20 summit would be “pointless,” and accused Ukraine of conducting terror attacks. To further complicate the issue, the attacks were labeled as “border incursions,” as they occurred in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. In addition to this, the 24th of August is rapidly approaching, and this is the date that Ukrainians celebrate their Independence Day…from the Soviet Union. This bears special noteworthiness, as it would be a prime moment to conduct an incursion due to the historical significance of the date. Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on August 19th and said the following to the Security Council of Sevastopol: “I think it’s obvious that Kiev’s current authorities are not seeking ways to solve problems through negotiations, but have turned to terrorism. We’re not going to cut our relations, despite the reluctance of the current authorities in Kiev to have full diplomatic ties at ambassador level.” None of this is sitting well with Poroshenko, and the process for drafting as many as 100,000 men was initiated by him with a letter last week.

These are not the moves of a country's leader who is looking for a peaceful resolution to a geopolitical conflict.

And the US-government-enabled Poroshenko may well believe that if they start a war, to reclaim their breakaway Eastern republics, (and Crimea) that the US will support them militarily, so he just may start a military offensive unilaterally, expecting that the US and NATO will support him.

That he doesn't understand that he is playing with fire, if he does pull a unilateral attack against the Eastern republics, is very, very troubling indeed.

Aug 23 08:49

Barack Obama: From Peace Prize to World’s Biggest Arms Dealer in 8 Short Years

Waking Times Media

On Thursday, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of more military equipment, valued at around $1.15 billion USD, to the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This sounds like a lot of money to most of us, but the most frightening aspect of the sale is that it represents a continuation of an arms-dealing relationship between Washington and the Saudi regime, which has been worth over $50 billion USD in arms sales to date.

Aug 22 08:25

Rand Corp advising US to start War with China sooner rather than later

A new study by the RAND Corporation titled “War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable” is just the latest think tank paper devoted to assessing a US war against China. The study, commissioned by the US Army, provides further evidence that a war with China is being planned and prepared in the upper echelons of the American military-intelligence apparatus.

That the paper emerges from the RAND Corporation has a particular and sinister significance. Throughout the Cold War, RAND was the premier think tank for “thinking the unthinkable”—a phrase made notorious by RAND’s chief strategist in the 1950s, Herman Kahn. Kahn devoted his macabre book On Thermonuclear War to elaborating a strategy for a “winnable” nuclear war against the Soviet Union.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle...

Aug 22 06:40

A New Counter-terrorism Strategy that Works

As demonstrated by the recent wave of attacks, terrorists find ways to thwart counter-terrorism defenses. However, for leaders who seek it, there is a simple and cost-effective solution to create lasting peace known in military circles as Invincible Defense Technology (IDT). This method comes from the fields of social sciences and quantum unified field theory -- not from conventional approaches utilizing weaponry, and not from the field of politics.

Aug 21 03:58

Nuclear War Survival Skills [PDF]

Aug 20 09:54

Romania Denies Reports of US Nukes Transfer From Turkey

Romania denies media reports of US nuclear weapons being transferred from Turkey to its territory, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Aug 20 09:53

US Concerned Over Japan Getting Nukes, But It's Known 'Nukes Already in Okinawa'

The irony is that Washington which imposed a non-nuclear status on Japan has done a lot to neglect those principles. As for the third principles, the US military moved nuclear weapons to Japan from the very beginning. Everyone knows that nukes are already in Okinawa," Murashkin said.

Aug 18 12:10

Following "Deadliest Month" In A Year, Ukraine President Warns Of "Full-Scale Russian Invasion"

The last month has seen Russia pull out of peace talks (citing attacks in Crimea and detention of key individuals) and an increasing mobilization of Ukraine troops near the Russian border, and now, after the deadliest month since last August, Ukraine president Poroshenko has warned he isn't ruling out a full-scale Russian invasion and may institute a military draft if the situation with its neighbor worsens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right after being "installed and anointed" as Ukraine's President, Poroshenko has been crying wolf about a potential "Russian invasion" over the last two years, and yet ... no such invasion has come about.

My guess is that Russia's response to the attempted sabotage in Crimea by Ukrainian agents provocateurs will be asymmetric, and most probably economic in nature.

The Ukrainian economy is hanging by a thread right now, and could be pushed over the edge by some very clever maneuvering on Putin's part; that will get the Ukrainian people so outraged, that Poroshenko has failed them so badly economically, that they will throw the current bums out of office - possibly, quite literally.

Aug 18 11:14

US Transfers Nukes From Turkey to Romania. Washington Losing Control of some 50 US Tactical Nuclear Weapons at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base

The base was impacted significantly by the events of July 15 and their aftermath. Former base commander Gen. Bekir Ercan Van was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the plot, while the Turkish authorities cut the base’s electricity supply off and prohibited US planes from taking off.

“It’s not easy to move 20+ nukes,” a source told the EurActive news website.

Another source confirmed to the media outlet that arms are being transferred from Turkey’s Incirlik air base to the Deveselu air base in Romania due to Washington’s lack of trust in the Turkish authorities in the wake of the thwarted coup attempt in the country.The Romanian foreign ministry denied the reports in a written answer to the media outlet.

Aug 18 10:40

Secret nukes: US mulled storing atomic weapons in unwitting Iceland, declassified docs reveal

Newly declassified documents dating back to the Cold War era show US authorities contemplated storing nuclear weapons in Iceland in the 1950s-60s without alerting the country’s authorities.

Aug 18 09:08

BARACK OBAMA: FROM PEACE PRIZE TO WORLD’S BIGGEST ARMS DEALER IN 8 SHORT YEARS

On Thursday, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of more military equipment, valued at around $1.15 billion USD, to the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This sounds like a lot of money to most of us, but the most frightening aspect of the sale is that it represents a continuation of an arms-dealing relationship between Washington and the Saudi regime, which has been worth over $50 billion USD in arms sales to date.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, our beloved Warmonger and Dealer of Death-in-Chief!!

And as to the Nobel Nominating Committee; your "prize" has devolved into an absolute and complete sick joke, considering that your actually awarded it to both Henry Kissinger, as well as to President Obama.

And let me suggest to the Nobel Nominating Committee the following (and not terribly "out there") scenario.

IF internal DNC and White House polling suggests that Donald Trump may win the election in a landslide, it is highly likely that the Obama Administration will potentially start wars with China and Russia well before the election in November to give Donald Trump the worst situations to deal with even before he takes the Oath of Office in January.

Right now, I would not bet against this, were I a betting person.

Aug 18 08:05

Secret nukes: US mulled storing atomic weapons in unwitting Iceland, declassified docs reveal

Newly declassified documents dating back to the Cold War era show US authorities contemplated storing nuclear weapons in Iceland in the 1950s-60s without alerting the country’s authorities.

Recently declassified State Department documents obtained by the National Security Archive show that US government officials debated using Iceland, where they had a then-operational naval air station in Keflavik, as an “atomic base,” including through “secret deployments.”

Aug 17 14:31

North Korea resumes plutonium production at Yongbyon

North Korea has resumed plutonium production by reprocessing spent fuel rods at its main Yongbyon nuclear facility, citing the United States’ hostile policy toward Pyongyang.

Aug 17 11:23

Is Russia preparing for nuclear war? US intelligence says Putin is building dozens of underground bunkers capable of withstanding atomic blasts

In yet another troubling sign for America's tense relations with Russia, U.S. intelligence officials say Putin has began construction on new nuclear-proof underground bunkers.

Russia began building 'dozens' of underground bunkers across the country several years ago, the Washington Free Beacon reported citing US officials.
The U.S. and Russia have been working together to get rid of their nuclear weapons since the end of the Cold War, but the revelation coupled with Russia's recent surge in missile production suggests they are preparing for conflict.

'Russia is getting ready for a big war which they assume will go nuclear, with them launching the first attacks,' Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon nuclear policy official told the Free Beacon. 'We are not serious about preparing for a big war, much less a nuclear war.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russian leadership may be many things, but one thing it is not is foolish about the gravity of NATO having pre-positioned troops and equipment in NATO countries on Russia's border.

As reported at the nytimes.com in May of this year:

NATO’s European missile defense system will go live on Thursday when a base in Romania becomes operational. The next day, Poland is scheduled to break ground on its NATO missile-defense base. The decision by the United States and its allies in Eastern Europe to proceed with ballistic missile defense in the face of increasingly loud Russian criticism is an important stage in the alliance’s new stance toward Moscow. Those deployments will be coupled this spring with major military exercises in Poland and the Baltics, with significant American participation, and a beefed-up rapid reaction force of up to 5,000 troops. Altogether, said Derek Chollet, a former United States assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, “There will be a quite robust display of military power in Europe and allied resolve, and hopefully Moscow will see it for what it is, an alliance improving its capabilities

I can assure you that the Russian leadership has noticed this. And this missile shield cannot possibly pertain to Iran, because the P5+1 agreement reached with Iran guarantees that it will not be developing nuclear missiles.

So what is the most logical conclusion Russian leadership can reach here, in light of the above?!?

That these missiles are most probably aimed at Russia, of course.

And we have that most reliable of warmongers, breitbart.com, spewing the usual codswallop, that Putin intends to invade Ukraine. As reported on 12 August of this year:

Large quantities of Russian military hardware are being deployed in Crimea, far more than would be justified by a single gunfight, or even a single terrorist attack. Columns of armored personnel carriers, military ambulances, fuel tankers, trucks, signals and engineering vehicles have been video-recorded in the port town of Kerch, which handles ferry arrivals from Russia. They have also been spotted in the Crimean regional capital of Simferopol, and outside a military training range near the southern town of Feodosia. Internet services have been cut in northern Crimea, with no explanation. Ukraine is denying Russia’s accusations, but in reaction to Russia’s actions, Ukraine’s army is reinforcing units in Kherson, the region just across the Crimean border.

Again, Putin may be many things, but stupid is not one of them.

My sense is that he has pre-positioned these Russian assets in Crimea to simply state, "Don't mess with us, either by attempts at sabotage, or an outright invasion!"

I think that his response to Ukraine will be both asymmetrical, and economic.

And Ukraine's economy is utterly on the ropes right now. It won't take much to push it over the edge. As reported on 2 August at www.focus-economics.com:

Ukraine Economic Outlook August 2, 2016 Ukraine’s battered economy disappointed in the first quarter, managing only a meagre expansion despite extremely supportive base effects. Recent data suggest that the economy closed Q2 on a weak note as industrial production returned to contraction after four months of increases. Despite some improvements in the state of the economy this year, the country remains reliant on external support, which continues to be delayed. In July, an expected payment of over USD 1 billion from the IMF was postponed over technical issues. Meanwhile, Ukraine will likely feel some Brexit pain through the expected slowdown in the European Union—a key export destination. In addition, the country’s political ambitions to become further integrated with the EU could be put on hold as the Union focuses on the UK’s withdrawal.

Bottom line here; the Ukrainian government is both broke, and as crooked as a dog's hind leg; the Ukrainian people deserve better than this!!

Aug 16 12:50

US DEFENSE FIRMS PROFIT BY SAUDI ARABIA’S SLAUGHTER OF YEMEN

It is not secret that Saudi Arabia has been carrying out ghastly war crimes on the people of Yemen using US weapons and support. Despite the US’ endless (and largely hypocritical) complaining about civilian deaths in Syria, the Saudis have deployed unprecedented violence on civilians in Yemen with no audible opposition from the US. One of the US weapons making an appearance in Yemen are widely banned cluster bombs, specifically the CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon from Textron Systems of Wilmington, Massachusetts. The bombs are not only lethal upon initial use but often the parts of the bomb do not explode as planned and spontaneously detonate later or by accident when scavengers stumble upon them while looking for scrap metal.

Aug 16 12:06

US Nuclear Weapons At Risk of Seizure in Turkey

Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by “terrorists or other hostile forces”, a Washington think tank said on Monday.

The US has an estimated 50 nuclear bombs at Incirlik in southern Turkey, 110km from the border with Syria.
The base’s Turkish commander was arrested on suspicion of complicity in last month’s coup plot.

“Whether the US could have maintained control of the weapons in the event of a protracted civil conflict in Turkey is an unanswerable question,” said Monday’s report from the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan think tank working to promote peace.

Incirlik is a vital base for the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, giving drones and warplanes fast access to IS targets.

“From a security point of view, it’s a roll of the dice to continue to have approximately 50 of America’s nuclear weapons stationed at Incirlik,” report co-author Laicie Heeley said.

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And hey, it wouldn't even have to be a coup ultimately commandeering these weapons; it could well be the Turkish government itself!!

With such an improvement in Turkish/Russian relations in the last week, who knows?!? Turkey may well pivot to Russia, declare itself a BRICs nation, and tell NATO to just vanish, permanently.

Aug 15 16:23

Because WW3 is a great idea! : Russia Building New Underground Nuclear Command Posts

Russia is building large numbers of underground nuclear command bunkers in the latest sign Moscow is moving ahead with a major strategic forces modernization program.

Aug 15 11:43

Terrible Mistake' Chinese Media Hints at War With Vietnam Over Rocket Launchers

Tensions in the South China Sea resulting from The Hague arbitrational court’s ruling against China’s longstanding claim to the disputed area are at risk of spilling over with rhetoric and tactics escalating.

On Thursday, China’s state-run Global Times newspaper warned Vietnam against the deployment of rocket launchers targeting Chinese facilities reminding Hanoi of the devastation that ensued the last time the two countries went to war.

US Nuclear-Bomber in Pacific for First Time as China Reaches Boiling Point
"If Vietnam’s latest deployment is targeting China, that would be a terrible mistake," said the editorial. "We hope Vietnam will remember and draw some lessons from history."

The statement follows a Reuters report, citing “Western officials,” that Vietnam had deployed advanced mobile rocket launchers targeting China’s runways and military installations amid a brewing regional dispute in the South China Sea that the United States has been all too willing to meddle in.

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Was this ever for real?!?

Or was Reuters attempting to make Chinese leadership believe that the Vietnamese had actually done this pre-positioning of their mobile rocket launchers?!?

in going back to the following, the Reuters article by Greg Torode in Hong Kong, here is what you find:

Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials. Diplomats and military officers told Reuters that intelligence shows Hanoi has shipped the launchers from the Vietnamese mainland into position on five bases in the Spratly islands in recent months, a move likely to raise tensions with Beijing. The launchers have been hidden from aerial surveillance and they have yet to be armed, but could be made operational with rocket artillery rounds within two or three days, according to the three sources. Vietnam's Foreign Ministry said the information was "inaccurate", without elaborating. Deputy Defence Minister, Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh, told Reuters in Singapore in June that Hanoi had no such launchers or weapons ready in the Spratlys but reserved the right to take any such measures. "It is within our legitimate right to self-defense to move any of our weapons to any area at any time within our sovereign territory," he said. The move is designed to counter China's build-up on its seven reclaimed islands in the Spratlys archipelago. Vietnam's military strategists fear the building runways, radars and other military installations on those holdings have left Vietnam's southern and island defenses increasingly vulnerable. Military analysts say it is the most significant defensive move Vietnam has made on its holdings in the South China Sea in decades.

Please take a good hard look at this, and realize that none of it was ever sourced.

IF the story was, in fact, real, Torode should have sourced it.

Therefore, I find it more than mildly suspicious that no one, apparently, was willing to go on the record that this ever really happened.

Aug 15 09:07

Ex-White House Weapons Chief: US Nukes at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base Aren’t Safe

The Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the White House National Security Council staff for President Bill Clinton cautions that the B-61 tactical nuclear weapons stored in Turkey could easily be seized by jihadists.

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Or Erdogan!

Aug 15 09:06

The most dangerous nuclear bomb ever? US finishes testing 'smart' precision-guided nuke that experts says is so accurate presidents will be tempted to use it 

The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration announced earlier this month that it has completed the development and testing phase of the B61-12, the first-ever guided nuclear bomb.

The news of the announcement was reported by Reveal.

The government now says that the so-called 'smart' nuclear bomb will enter the production engineering phase. By 2020, the US will commence full-scale production.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By "first-ever guided nuclear bomb" they mean the first guided nuclear weapons that is dropped from an aircraft. Obviously ICBM/MIRVs and cruise missile nukes are already guided. This is an upgrade to the B61 "dumb" gravity nuke.

Aug 14 09:20

Hillary Clinton Has Parkinson’s Disease, Physician Confirms

We Concur!
The fact that Hillary is still running for President shows what a sick failed state the US has become.

Hillary’s health is declining, as anyone who has looked at her can see. The question is: What condition does she have? A board certified Anesthesiologist has written a memo of Hillary’s health. Feel free to pass it along to doctors and to analytics and criticize it.

Aug 13 17:21

Distancing Themselves From Hillary — The anti-neocon establishment fears nuclear war.

Hillary, like many tools, is a wind-up doll: playing the game she was trained to play and unable to consider other issues. Unfortunately, there are many like her. This is the risk to those who have created the monster (the US government) that they may not be able now to control.

Aug 13 16:10

Rethinking The Cold War… (and the new one) — Paul Craig Roberts

Could it be any clearer? A vote for Hitlery is a vote for war. Despite this most obvious of all facts, the US media, united as one, are doing everything in their power to drive Trump into the ground and to elect Hitlery.

Aug 13 15:19

Hillary, Trump, and War on Russia — The stupidest idea I’ve ever heard, and I’ve lived in Washington

Such a war would be yet another example of the utter control of America by rich insiders. No normal American has anything at all to gain by such a war. And no normal American has the slightest influence over whether such a war takes place, except by voting for Trump. The military has become entirely the plaything of unaccountable elites.

Aug 13 09:54

MEET THE REAL LORDS OF WAR: HOW THE WORLD GOES SHOPPING FOR DEATH

There are movies, and then there is real life.

Global military spending rose to $1.68 trillion in 2015, making up about 2.3 percent of the world’s gross domestic product, according to Bloomberg. To document a small portion of it, over the past four years, photographer Guillaume Herbaut has been traveling to Jordan, Qatar, France, and India to look beyond the glossy veneer of the world's weapons markets.

This is what he found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you look at American society today, with the understanding of just how much of this country's money is spent on war (50%, that we know about), the horrific, grinding poverty in which so many in this country live, coupled with the "sedatives" of mass entertainment and other very real drugs with which to mask the symptoms of our legitimate frustration and despair, you start to see the truth of the situation in the United States.

We have become a "deep-state controlled" dictatorship, which is committed to commandeering resources around the globe to which this government has absolutely no moral right; making sure that they are controlled by the national and multi-national corporations which contribute to political campaigns; and that those resources are sold only in US dollars.

There is no real "choice" for the American people, when that Kabuki-style, bizzaro-world national election comes up every 4 years here; we generally merely have the illusion of choice. By the time candidates are "vetted" by the corporations which support them, and have the assurances that these perpetual wars for profits and resources are going to continue, no matter how detrimental they will be to average American citizens, those are the candidates with which we are left.

But this year might be different.

In our Democratic Candidate, Hillary Clinton, you see the worst of establishment excess, a sociopathic millionaire warmonger, with a desire for power and money driving everything she does.

She doesn't care at all for the people of this country; only the power and money the office of the President will bring her.

And if you don't believe me, take a good hard look at the countries which payed the Clinton Foundation for special financial opportunities.

For example, take a look at the Middle Eastern and North African countries which contributed to the Clinton Foundation:

Countries Clinton Foundation Accepted money from, and what they do to their LGBT citizens

But that's not all. What else do they have in common?!? The bad news just keeps on coming, folks, and is displayed here:
Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation by Country

Do the correlation; every North African and Middle Eastern country from which the Clinton Foundation took money jails, castrates, or executes its LGBT citizens, and allows the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.

As a Christian, and an equity feminist, I have to shake my head, and wonder; how in the name of heaven did Bill and Hillary accept money from these countries when they had to know, absolutely, these countries still permit such barbarities?!?

The short answer is, the Clintons took the money from these countries because they have absolutely no morality whatsoever.
Money wins campaigns, and where the money came from was of absolutely no concern.

Is this the kind of President you want running this country in 2017?!?

Then, we have, at Stage Right, Donald Trump, who did what many people thought was unthinkable several months ago; he won the Republican nomination for President.

He's absolutely not a career politician, which I think this country needs right now.

Do I agree with everything the man says?!?

No.

But the two things he has going for him are understanding how to make a business run successfully, and the smarts to be quickly and intelligently tutored in what he does not know, in terms of military and geopolitical issues.

Although Trump may, at times, appear to be a rather blunt instrument, particularly with his off the cuff remarks, in a bizzare way, this election, he is the peace candidate. He has stated, for the record, that he wants better relations with Russia.

Clinton, on the other hand, has stated, for the record, that she wants to find a justification to attack Iran, to make her Israeli handlers happy.

So just let that sink in for a moment, and ask yourself: do I want the candidate who will conjure up more wars to make her corporate, banking, and Israeli "owners" happy, or do I want a candidate who is talking about peace through commerce?!?

This could be the most important Presidential choice the American people have had in some time now; please make it count!!.

Aug 12 23:33

Rethinking The Cold War — Paul Craig Roberts

Rethinking The Cold War
and the new one

Paul Craig Roberts

The Cold War began during the Truman administration and lasted through the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations and was ended in Reagan’s second term when Reagan and Gorbachev came to an agreement that the conflict was dangerous, expensive, and pointless.

The Cold War did not cease for long—only from the last of Reagan’s second term and the four years of George H. W. Bush’s term. In the 1990s President Clinton restarted the Cold War by breaking America’s promise not to expend NATO into Eastern Europe. George W. Bush heated up the renewed Cold War by pulling the US out of the Anti-ABM Treaty, and Obama has made the war hotter with irresponsible rhetoric and by placing US missiles on Russia’s border and overthrowing the Ukrainian government.

Aug 12 23:17

US Nuclear-Bomber Triad in Pacific for First Time as China Reaches Boiling Point

With tensions in the South China Sea and throughout the Pacific Rim at increasing levels, the Obama Administration adds fuel to the fire by dispatching enough nuclear weaponry to kill everyone in the region.

The United States has dispatched its three strategic bomber types to the Pacific region for the first time, in a bid to reassure allies amid growing aggression from China in the wake of the Hague-based Court of Arbitration ruling against Beijing’s claim to territories in the South China Sea, and the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system.

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
© AP PHOTO/ CHARLES PLATIAU
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Aug 12 23:06

Yes! The System Is Rigged!

If 2016 taught us anything, it is that if the establishment’s hegemony is imperiled, it will come together in ferocious solidarity — for the preservation of their perks, privileges, and power.All the elements of that establishment — corporate, cultural, political, media — are today issuing an ultimatum to Middle America:Trump is unacceptable.

You want Trump out? How do we get you out?
But if Hillary Clinton takes power, and continues America on her present course, which a majority of Americans rejected in the primaries, there is going to a bad moon rising.

And the new protesters in the streets will not be overprivileged children from Ivy League campuses.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy.

Aug 12 22:53

Hillary, Trump, and War with Russia: The Goddamdest Stupid Idea I Have Ever Heard, and I Have Lived in Washington

A good reason to vote for Trump, a very good reason whatever his other intentions, is that he does not want a war with Russia. Hillary and her elite ventriloquists threaten just that. Note the anti-Russian hysteria coming from her and her remoras.

Such a war would be yet another example of the utter control of America by rich insiders. No normal American has anything at all to gain by such a war. And no normal American has the slightest influence over whether such a war takes place, except by voting for Trump. The military has become entirely the plaything of unaccountable elites.

A martial principle of great wisdom says that military stupidity comes in three grades: Ordinarily stupid; really, really, really stupid; and fighting Russia. Think Charles XII at Poltava, Napoleon after Borodino, Adolf and Kursk.

Aug 12 12:19

WW3: Russian Tanks Roll Into Crimea

Vladimir Putin has deployed 32 Russian tanks in northern Crimea this week, in a buildup that suggests a war between the two countries is about to break out.

Russia has closed its checkpoints along the Crimean border with Ukraine citing fears that the former Soviet state is planning to attack Russia.

NATO has condemned Russian “aggression”, saying the convoy of 32 tanks, 16 howitzer cannons and 30 trucks of troops and equipment could spark a World War 3 scenario with its neighbour.

Ukraine’s military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing: “The deployment continues of military equipment and Russian mercenaries to the front lines.”

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This conflict is not going to wait until September to start.

If the war hawks, the DNC, and White House believe that Clinton is going down in flames in November, the war between Russia and Ukraine will be started now.

Aug 12 09:14

RUSSIAN MILITARY’S INVISIBLE ‘CLOAK’ TO HIDE WEAPONS & HARDWARE FROM ENEMY RADAR

A Russian defense company has created a “cloak,” which it says can make electronic objects invisible to enemy radar. The aim of the fiber technology, which is used in the cloak, is to make weapons invisible to prying eyes and detection systems.

The St. Petersburg-based company Roselectronics has come up with the invention and says it can make weapons that use thermal, infrared, and electromagnetic radar in targeting invisible.

The technology works by placing the insulating object over electronic devices, which makes them undetectable.

“The main idea of the development is to create coverage that reduces radar visibility of the object both on the visible and microwave spectrums,” Georgy Medovnikov from Roselectronics told Ruptly, RT’s video agency.

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WOW!!

How quickly these days science fiction becomes science fact!!

Aug 11 10:24

Lawsuit Aims to Contest US Aid to Clandestine Nuclear Power Israel

A new lawsuit filed by the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy aims to put an end to some 40 years of the US government violating its own International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976, related to providing military aid to clandestine nuclear weapons power.

In this case the focus is on Israel, which is widely acknowledged to have a substantial nuclear weapons arsenal, but is not a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Since 1976, the US has provided some $234 billion in military aid to Israel, with a new record deal expected to be finalized soon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD! Even if the US government changes the law to accommodate the giving of more weapons and money to Israel, they will have to do it publicly, and in essence, admit to the American people and the world that they lied through their teeth about alleged Israeli "nuclear ambiguity".

Aug 11 10:04

Beijing Installs Supersonic Missiles on South China Sea’s Most Lethal Destroyer

The upgraded combat features on board the flagship of the South China Sea fleet impress Western defense analysts, as Beijing threatens to aggressively defend the disputed territories.

China has completed a major weapons upgrade for their Shenzen destroyer, which will return to operations with the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) fleet in the South China Sea amid brewing tensions over the disputed territory, IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly reported.

In this undated photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet lands on China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning

The missile system of the Shenzen, Beijing’s only Luhai-class destroyer, was upgraded to a 32-cell vertical launch platform capable of firing medium-range HHQ-16 surface-to-air (SAM) missiles with a range of 19 nautical miles and a maximum speed of 2,148 mph (3457 kph). Defense analysts say the system is comparable to the powerful Russian Gollum/Shtil-2 missile system.

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There is one bet I will make right now; when these weapons are trained on a target, they will hit that target with absolute accuracy and devastating effect.

And there is another thing on which I am almost willing to bet; if internal DNC and White House polls show Trump winning in a landslide against Clinton in November, this country will be at war with Russia AND China before Trump has the opportunity to take his Oath of Office in January.

Aug 11 09:14

Lawsuit Aims to Contest US Aid to Clandestine Nuclear Power Israel

A new lawsuit filed by the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy aims to put an end to some 40 years of the US government violating its own International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976, related to providing military aid to clandestine nuclear weapons power.

In this case the focus is on Israel, which is widely acknowledged to have a substantial nuclear weapons arsenal, but is not a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Since 1976, the US has provided some $234 billion in military aid to Israel, with a new record deal expected to be finalized soon.

Aug 10 11:29

Are There Any Limits on Obama’s Drone War, Really?

Obama announced the formalization of the Rule Book—now dubbed the Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG)—in May 2013. It was partly a response to critics who said the administration was essentially conducting extrajudicial killings, with no rubric by which to judge whether it was staying within the bounds of international law. Obama explained that after four years of drone war without such formal rules, he was now “insisting upon clear guidelines, oversight, and accountability that is now codified in Presidential Policy Guidance.”

It took three more years and a lawsuit before, on Friday, the administration finally released a copy of the PPG to the ACLU in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. While some of the policy promises in the document are laudable, the document, in a structural sense, doesn’t seem to add the oversight to the war on terror that Obama promised back in 2013. Indeed, it seems designed not to.

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I don't care how many pages this PPG may have; extrajudicial assassinations are morally separated from the intent and fulfillment of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and are, therefore, illegal.

Aug 10 09:48

2012 DOD DOCUMENTS SHOW STATE DEPARTMENT WELL AWARE OF WEAPONS SHIPMENTS TO TERRORISTS IN SYRIA, HILLARY LIED IN TESTIMONY

While so many rumors, accusations, and scandals surround the 2013 incident in Benghazi where a number of U.S. ambassadorial staff as well as Ambassador Chris Stevens were murdered by Islamic extremists, the question almost always arises “How much was known about Stevens’ mission of supporting terrorists in Syria and who knew it?”

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Lying, and lying under oath, are two of Hillary Clinton's greatest skills; but is this what voters really want in a President and Commander in Chief?!?

I have to wonder what will be the response of the Clintonistas if she wins/steals the elections, and wars are declared against just about any country Israel doesn't like; and they find their sons and daughters drafted, then dead, or maimed for life as a result of these wars.

Because I can nearly guarantee you that as President, this is going to happen under her watch.

And please don't get me wrong; I want to see a woman as President of the United States in the near future; but please, God, NOT THIS WOMAN!!

Aug 10 08:26

Western leaders ‘too slow’ on countering Russia – top NATO general

Politicians in NATO states are too slow in making decisions on confronting Russia, one of the bloc’s top military chiefs has complained. The hawkish remarks come after Moscow said it had offered to return to the table in a bid to ease tensions.

Aug 09 08:54

Nagasaki: The Worst War Crime Ever

Japan was finished, and was all ready to sue for peace; the only condition it made was that the position of the Emperor should be protected. The Japanese government under Kantaro Suzuki that took office in April 1945 did so with the one single objective of ending the war. All this was known to the Western Allies, since the Japanese codes had long since been broken.

By May 1945, the Japanese were suing for peace through Switzerland and Moscow – peace on any terms, just so long as the position of the Emperor was protected.

These are the terms the Japanese offered as early as 20 January 1945, and repeated through the USSR in July[1,3]:

* Complete surrender of all Japanese forces and arms, at home, on island possessions, and in occupied countries.
* Occupation of Japan and its possessions by Allied troops under American direction.
* Japanese relinquishment of all territory seized during the war, as well as Manchuria, Korea and Taiwan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to prove to the world they had Atomic bombs, and the political will to use them. This gave the US the "biggest stick" until the Rosenbergs gave the secrets of the bombs to the USSR.

Aug 09 04:21

How the US Army Is Getting Ready for the Unthinkable: War with Russia or China

We are excellent at counterinsurgency,” Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army – Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, told Scout Warrior in an exclusive interview. “We’re developing systems to be prepared for the full range of potential conflict.”

History has shown repeatedly that Hubris and Corruption is the destroyer of empires.

Hubris (Greek ?????), means extreme pride or self-confidence. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence, accomplishments or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.

McCain: Screw Russia China, We'll Invade Anybody We Want to

It was Rothschilds' Zionist Donny Rumsfeld who said about Iraq"You go to war with the army you have not the one you would like." read more below.

Aug 08 15:48

Hillary, Queen of War: The Road Map Ahead

Tehran has myriad reasons to be on red alert if the Full Spectrum Dominatrix gets her hands on the nuclear codes (how’s that not scarier than Trump?) She will act as a surefire faithful servant of the Saudi/Israeli alliance. The roadmap is ready. And neocons and neoliberalcons alike can hardly contain their excitement at seeing in action “a force that can flex across several different mission sets and prevail.”

Aug 08 11:45

ACLU forces US government to release secret drone playbook

The long-awaited guidelines provide "a timely reminder of the breadth of the powers that will soon be in the hands of another president," said ACLU deputy legal director

Aug 08 08:37

US Navy Making Waves in Black Sea in Attempt to Curtail Russia's Dominance

Russia continues to play a key role in the Black Sea security architecture. To curtail Russia's geopolitical position in the region the US-led NATO alliance envisions a return to great power competition at sea.

Aug 07 10:33

BEFORE AMERICA WANTED TO ERADICATE THEM, THE U.S. MILITARY WAS WEAPONIZING THE ZIKA MOSQUITO

After months of anticipation, the Zika virus has finally arrived to the continental U.S., with 15 non-travel cases being reported in Florida as of August 2. The virus is carried primarily by a species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its first-ever warning for within the U.S., urging pregnant women to avoid travel to a Miami neighborhood where the Zika investigation is centered.

CDC and the Florida Health Department recommended an aerial spraying program to cover a 10-square-mile area just north of downtown Miami. The state is spraying a chemical called Naled, which is an organophospate pesticide that causes severe skin and eye irritation; it also contains an inert ingredient called napthaline which is classified by the EPA as a “possible human carcinogen.”

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Josef Mengele would have been damned proud of those experiments!!

Aug 07 10:08

IRAN EXECUTES NUCLEAR SCIENTIST FOR SPYING FOR THE U.S.

Working as a nuclear scientist in Iran may just be the most stressful job in the world. One persistent risk is that some variation of the Stuxnet virus will cripple your infrastructure and lead to an uncontrolled nuclear explosion, courtesy of Israeli or US intelligence. A second risk is being blown up (allegedly by the CIA) while driving your car. A third is simply being executed by your employer.

That's what happened to Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri, who was executed over the weekend after a court convicted him of spying for Washington, a spokesman for the judiciary said on Sunday cited by Reuters. "Through his connection with the United States, Amiri gave vital information about the country to the enemy," Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said quoted by IRNA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember, if you think that such an act was "too harsh", what the US government did to the Rosenbergs for turning the secrets of the American nuclear bomb to the Soviet Union.

Aug 07 09:29

IN PHOTOS ~~ REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI

President Obama neglected to apologise for the slaughter on his recent visit to Japan, But these good people did.

Aug 07 09:04

Trust Hillary With Nuclear Launch Codes? She Can’t Even Secure Her Emails…

No one seems to be stating the obvious: The email hacking has taken place on Obama’s watch. In addition, why is it that whoever did the hacking were able to find the so-called missing emails but the FBI and other agencies could not?

The Democrats are in panic mode. They’re blaming Trump and the Russians which is just another way of blaming Obama. Trump didn’t hack the servers. His masterful press conference the other day made fools of the media, Obama, and Hillary. Why would anyone want this woman as President when she left the door open to a seemingly secure server? Maybe she’ll do the same thing with the nuclear launch codes.

Aug 07 07:41

Hillary, Queen of War: The Road Map Ahead

The manual/blueprint/road map for Hillary’s wars is arguably here, in this very dangerous intersection between US neocons and neoliberalcons. The CNAS think tank is led by one-third (Michele Flournoy) of what I have dubbed The Three Harpies; Hillary Clinton, Flournoy and – the most terrifying words in the English language – Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, the possible lethal trio in charge of foreign policy under a Clinton Three administration.

This is in fact PNAC (the Project for a New American Century) on steroids, with echoes of the warlike 1992 US Defense Planning Guidance disguised under the soothing rhetoric of benevolent hegemony and “rules-based international order”. If the Trump campaign managed to restrain his motormouth and/or motortweet instincts and focus on what this warmongering opus means for the US and the world at large they would strike a chord with millions of undecided US voters.

Aug 06 11:13

Kerry to Visit Turkey Amid Strained Ties After Failed Coup

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive in Turkey later this month, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday, amid strained relations with Washington over the possible extradition of a Muslim cleric accused of being behind an attempted military coup last month.

The Turkish government has expressed growing annoyance with what it regards as a lack of solidarity from international allies in the aftermath of the failed coup, as well as increased frustration over perceived foot-dragging by the United States over a Turkish demand that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen be returned to Turkey to face trial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While I type this, the US/NATO base and its troops in Incerlik, Turkey, is still under lock-down, and the estimated 50 - 90 nuclear weapons stored there have not been released to NATO high command for removal.

Without the extradition of Gulen, the US and NATO have no other bargaining chip to trade with Erdogan for the release of these military personnel, and restoring those bombs to NATO control.

President Obama may well not extradite Gulen, because he is a known CIA asset, with extensive knowledge about how the CIA works in Turkey; however - with enough "plausible deniability"- President Obama may have an "induced major health catastrophe" come for Mr. Gulen, ultimately leading to his death.

Assassinations are a common enough tool of American geopolitics, after all.

Aug 06 11:08

Trump endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte

Published on Aug 5, 2016
Reaction on 'Hannity' after the Republican nominee throws his support behind prominent Republicans up for reelection

Trump just demoralized his hardcore support.

Aug 06 06:53

Israel nuclear weapons: UK government loses file on its involvement with country's arsenal

More than 400 documents, including government files relating to the UK’s involvement in Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal, have gone missing over the last four years, it has been revealed.

Aug 06 06:48

The reason why so many neocons and military brass are supporting Mrs. Clinton

There is a good reason why so many neocons and retired military brass are opting to support Hillary Clinton for president. It is Clinton’s support for continued American military intervention in battle zones abroad and her brinkmanship with Russia that has so many former supporters of George W. Bush opting to rally to Mrs. Clinton’s presidential candidacy.

Aug 05 12:21

Vladimir Putin Just Issued A Chilling Warning To The United States

As the United States continues to develop and upgrade their nuclear weapons capabilities at an alarming rate, America’s ruling class refuses to heed warnings from President Vladimir Putin that Russia will respond as necessary.

In his most recent attempt to warn his Western counterparts about the impending danger of a new nuclear arms race, Putin told the heads of large foreign companies and business associations that Russia is aware of the United States’ plans for nuclear hegemony. He was speaking at the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

“We know year by year what will happen, and they know that we know,” he said.

Putin argued that the rationale the U.S. previously gave for maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons system is directed at the so-called “Iranian threat.” But that threat has been drastically reduced since the U.S. proved instrumental in reaching an agreement with Iran that should put to rest any possible Iranian nuclear potential.

Aug 05 10:01

People Are Stupid, A History of the National Security State (from 1941 to the present)

People Are Stupid, A History of the National Security State.
A discussion of 31 events establishing the "national security state", more often called today the "warfare state", beginning 1941 and ending this decade. Also: how to identify good evidence, how to unravel deep fraud, and a list of 22 helpful experts. Not exhaustive or complete, this video is nevertheless a good starting point for anyone who wants to understand the military-industrial-governmental complex and many of our self-induced "problems" today.

Aug 05 09:43

The US Plays Poker… But the Russians play chess…

That is why the United States government cannot think ahead. They can only think of winning this one hand and what is the probability of drawing that third ace to fill a full house. But the Russians are thinking ten moves ahead and what they’ll do if they manage to capture the American queen and both rooks off the board in a series of gambits planned in advance. The United States thinks it’s got another ace coming. But do we? I’m not seeing it. I think we’re holding aces and eights over here. The Dead Man’s Hand.

Aug 05 08:38

Not So Fast: USAF Secretary Prefers Leaving Offensive Nuke Option on Table

Amid renewed discussion about America’s nuclear weapons policy, a top ranking Air Force official has expressed skepticism over formalizing the no-first-use policy.

Aug 05 07:21

Hiroshima: the Crime That Keeps on Paying, But Beware the Reckoning

“Change” is an Obama specialty. But he did nothing to change our nuclear arms policy, except to beef it up. No sign of a “moral imagination” imagining the devastation that this policy is leading us toward. No imaginative ideas to bring about nuclear disarmament. Just promises not to let the bad guys get ahold of them. They belong to us.

“And since that fateful day,” Obama continued, “we have made choices that give us hope. The United States and Japan have forged not only an alliance but a friendship that has won far more for our people than we could ever claim through war.”

This is sinister. As a matter of fact, it was precisely through war that the U.S. forged this alliance and this friendship – which the United States is now trying to militarize in its “Asian pivot”. It means that we can wipe out two of a country’s cities with nuclear weapons and end up with “not only an alliance but a friendship”. So why stop now? Why not make more such “friends” in the same way, for instance in Iran, which Hillary Clinton has expressed willingness to “obliterate” if the circumstances are right.

Aug 04 08:06

Russia says US is now MORE likely than ever to use a nuclear bomb

THE chance of a nuclear war between Russia and the United States has drastically increased after Washington revealed plans to upgrade its atomic arsenal, senior Kremlin officials have warned.

America's National Nuclear Security Administration gave the green light this week for a major, multi-billion dollar upgrade of the B61 airborne nuclear bomb.

The scheme, which critics say could cost up to $1trillion (£750billion), will modernise Washington's stockpile of nuclear warheads.

But two high-ranking Russian officials have issued a stark warning that the upgrades raise the chances of a nuclear apocalypse.

Aug 04 07:16

State Dept. dodges RT questions about US-backed ‘moderates’ implicated in Syria chemical attack

Washington dodged questions about a chemical attack in Syria, which the Russian military has blamed on US-backed militants, refusing to clarify whether the “incident” if confirmed would disqualify the group from being considered “moderate.”

Aug 03 13:53

Navy Ohio Replacement Sub Class to Be Named for D.C.

The Navy’s new planned class of ballistic missile submarines will be named in honor of the District of Columbia, two Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Swell.

Aug 03 10:29

A Terrifying Glimpse of What Hillary in Charge Means

When lunatics run the Washington asylum, horrors follow. Hillary deplores diplomacy, supports Washington asserting dominance forcefully, likely intends escalated the war on humanity to transform all nations into US client states by whatever means it takes.

Aug 03 09:16

Gosh, It’ll Be a Swell Nuclear War!

I wish there was a way the government could be fooled into thinking a nuclear war was imminent but lost communications and couldn’t retaliate. Then they all went and hid in their bunkers where we could padlock the blast doors with all of those monsters sequestered inside. They’ve got enough food and water and Xanax down there to last a century. We could hold a war crimes trial and call that bunker the appropriate prison to hold those criminals. Then affix a plaque to the door that says: “Here are the monsters that tried to destroy the planet, convicted of conspiracy to commit the murders of billions of human beings.”

Aug 03 07:38

Files linking Britain to Israel’s nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives

Official documents on Britain’s relationship with Israel, including papers on “military and nuclear collaboration” in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.

Aug 02 12:46

It’s Getting Scarier (The propaganda for war on Russia)

Economic sanctions, relentless propaganda, meddling in Ukraine, and now a presidential election in which the demonization of Russia has become the central issue of the campaign – all this is building toward a climax that could turn deadly at a moment’s notice. There is a silver lining to this dark cloud, however, and no matter what you think of Trump, he is providing it.

Aug 02 11:25

China holds massive naval drills to prepare for ‘sudden, cruel & short’ modern war (VIDEO)

The Chinese navy held a large-scale “live ammunition” drill in the East China Sea, which involved hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the People’s Liberation Army.
The exercise involving China's East Sea, North Sea and South Sea fleets practiced both offensive and defensive capabilities of the Chinese naval power. The exercise mobilized some 300 ships, dozens of fighter planes, and involved troops that are responsible for coastal defense radars, communications, and electronic warfare defense, daily newspaper The China Times reported.

“The drill is aimed at honing the assault intensity, precision, stability and speed of troops amid heavy electromagnetic influences,” said a navy statement released Monday. “An information technology-based war at sea is sudden, cruel and short, which requires a fast transition to combat status, quick preparation and high assault efficiency.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What China is telegraphing to the US government would be, "Please do not mess with us in the South China Sea."

I would like to hope that US officials are listening to this message, collectively, with both ears.

Aug 02 09:16

Hillary Clinton: A Threat to All Humanity.

Aug 02 07:57

Helicopter drops ‘chlorine gas’ in Syrian town

A helicopter dropped barrels suspected to contain chlorine gas on a northern Syrian town, a doctor and rescuers said.

About 30 people were affected by the attack, which took place in Saraqeb in Idlib province. It is not clear who was responsible. Both sides in Syria's civil war have been accused of, and denied, using chemical agents.

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Aug 01 12:07

The American Empire is Playing a Dangerous Game with its Nuclear Weapons Arsenal

Wall Street, the Military-Industrial Complex, corporations and the politicians are willing to lead the world into an Armageddon-type scenario. Washington is confident that they can defeat its adversaries with their military power but the U.S. has never faced countries like Russia, China or Iran. Russia has more advanced military technologies including its air and missile defense systems known as the S-500 which can counter any US-NATO missile or fighter jet at a moment’s notice. Irrational decisions made by Washington’s establishment means two things, first, they must be really politically and historically ignorant on Russia’s stance when it comes to its sovereignty and they must really despise humanity, but one thing is certain; they want the U.S. to remain as the world’s standing superpower. Wars after war, countless lives have been lost on all continents over the last 250 years or so. War is America’s pastime. Wars contribute to the spread of disease and famine.

Aug 01 10:00

Is War Inevitable In The South China Sea?

For Beijing, it’s crystal clear; the eastern seaboard must be protected at all costs – because they are the entry and exit point of China’s global supply chains. Yet as Beijing improves its military sophistication, the hegemon – or exceptionalist – machine gets itchier and itchier. Because the whole ingrained exceptionalist worldview can only conceive it as a “threat” by a peer competitor.

The larger-than-life “access” drama

From Exceptionalistan’s point of view, it’s all about the myth of “access”. The US must have full, unrestricted “access” to the seven seas, the base of its Empire of Bases, post-Rule Britannia system: the “indispensable nation” ruling the waves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If internal White House and Clinton Campaign polls indicate that Trump is going to win the November election in a landslide, my prediction is that the Democrats are going to make sure we are in a major war with Russia and/or China before Trump takes the oath of Office.

Aug 01 09:52

Hillary’s Latest Headache: Skolkovo

he subject of Russia’s influence in American politics has been a hot topic of late, particularly as the MSM continues to link Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin and the DNC hack. However, a report published by the Government Accountability Institute presents a new twist in the Kremlin-US political ties. It all started with the 2009 “Russian reset” touted by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

One such project was Skolkovo, an “innovation city” of 30,000 people on the outskirts of Moscow, billed as Russia’s version of Silicon Valley. As chief diplomat, Hillary was in charge of courting US companies to invest in this new Russian city. Russia, on the other hand, had committed to spend $5 billion over the next three years (2009-12).

Of the 28 “partners,” 17, or 60%, have made financial commitments to the Clinton Foundation, totaling tens of millions of dollars, or sponsored speeches by Bill Clinton…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So.... the Clintons were not only responsible for "Chinagate"; during her tenure as Secretary of State, Hillary was personally responsible for "Russiagate" as well!

Aug 01 07:38

Theresa May: We must be willing to use nuclear weapons

Aug 01 07:37

It’s Getting Scarier... every day

I’ve finally figured out why so many pundits and journalists are signing on to the new cold war with Russia: they weren’t alive during the last one. They have no memory of the Cuban missile crisis, they didn’t grow up in the era of backyard bomb shelters: for them, Fail Safe and On the Beach are just old movies.

Jul 31 22:19

The Stolen Nation of Hawaii

Produced by Ken Nichols O'Keefe in early 2001, this is the virtually unknown story of Hawaii and the hidden Genocide being committed by the American government with the use of 'blood quantum' for the purpose of eliminating the Hawaiian national; and the reason America does this? Because according to their own laws, America never lawfully annexed Hawaii*, therefore according to law Hawaii never became a state, and if the Hawaiian land was never lawfully annexed, the only true claimant to the land, is the Hawaiian national.

Jul 31 08:14

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS BROKERED MORE WEAPONS SALES THAN ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION SINCE WORLD WAR II

The numbers should stagger anyone. According to the latest figures available from the Congressional Research Service, the United States was credited with more than half the value of all global arms transfer agreements in 2014, the most recent year for which full statistics are available. At 14 percent, the world’s second largest supplier, Russia, lagged far behind. Washington’s “leadership” in this field has never truly been challenged. The US share has fluctuated between one-third and one-half of the global market for the past two decades, peaking at an almost monopolistic 70 percent of all weapons sold in 2011. And the gold rush continues.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the real "Obama Legacy."

Jul 29 14:31

U.S. must beware China's 'Guam killer' missile

(CNN)Capable of hitting targets 3,400 miles away, China's "Guam killer" missile is raising new fears of a growing Chinese threat to major U.S. military installations.

Jul 29 07:03

Russian Next-Generation 'Doomsday Plane' Finally Ready for Action

On July 27 Voronezh Aircraft Factory finally presented Russia’s Ministry of Defense the new specialized airborne command system also known as the 'doomsday plane'.

Jul 28 11:32

'What Difference Did They Make?'

If the crimes listed below are charged
against the Clinton's, we could free ourselves from
All these lawless-chains they forged, over the last 30 years.
Because the requisite trials will bring down this government,
without the need for a violent revolution.

Jul 27 16:27

30 Seconds to Midnight — Paul Craig Roberts on nuclear war

The neoconservatives in Washington have replaced nuclear disarmament with a new nuclear arms race. All of the hard work and accomplishments of previous US administrations to ease tensions and to reduce the stockpiles of nuclear weapons has been thrown away by the psychopaths who control the government in Washington.

Jul 26 09:21

Robert Kagan and Other Neocons Are Backing Hillary Clinton

AS HILLARY CLINTON puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war-hawks firmly behind her.

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Jul 25 10:32

Failed Coup Raises Concerns About US Tactical Nukes in Turkey

In the early hours of this month’s failed military coup in Turkey, the power was cut to the Incirlik Air Base, a base which houses not just a significant number of US troops and planes, but underground vaults which hold dozens of American B61 tactical nuclear bombs.

The low-yield nuclear weapons were designed in the 1960s, and only about 200 remain in service at this point, mostly deployed around Europe as a throwback to the Cold War era. That’s included a substantial deployment to NATO member Turkey.

But given Turkey’s long history of military coups and growing instability along its borders, there is increasing concern about stashing nuclear weapons in what amounts to the basement of an air force base there. Retired Air Force Gen. Eugene Habiger is among the critics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would be willing to bet that NATO never gets these bombs back from Erdogan, short of an invasion of the country, which would be spectacularly unwise.

The question remains about what in the world NATO can do to derive the best possible outcome for continuing its relationship with a Turkey whose leadership is now purging teachers, and torturing political prisoners.

Because of the geostrategic importance of Turkey, I am sure that NATO doesn't want to leave Turkey completely; however, if Erdogan believes, for a second, that NATO was complicit in the coup attempt, NATO may not have any choice BUT to leave Turkey, with Turkey doing a pivot to both Russia and more Middle Eastern countries with militaries which are reasonably well-armed.

Jul 25 09:25

Clashes in Kashmir Risk Taking India-Pakistan Back to Brink of Nuclear War

The long ignored suffering of the Kashmiri people carries with it the world’s greatest risk of full-scale nuclear war between two long-standing adversaries.

Tensions have reemerged in the disputed territory of Kashmir, a Muslim-dominated region that has long been controlled by India, but whose population longs to be reunited with their brethren in Pakistan exacerbating longstanding tensions between the two nuclear powers.

The situation in Kashmir today is now as dire as it was when over a million soldiers were always a hair-string trigger way from turning the territory into one of the world’s worst conflict zones. Since July 8, when a popular young Muslim rebel Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with Indian security forces, the Kashmiri people have erupted in anger with demonstrations leading to at least 42 killed, hundreds blinded, and some 3,500 people injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kashmir has never had the referendum it should have had, in order to decide if it wanted to stay with India; become independent; or join Pakistan.

I would like to hope that cooler heads in both Pakistan and India will prevail, and that there is an intelligent negotiation and dialogue which, soon, gives Kashmiris those choices, and that the referendum is honored in the execution of the will of the Kashmiri people.

Jul 23 09:29

Naked man runs rings around three policemen through Italian town square while shouting 'praise to Allah'

Give me your tired,your poor and your buck naked crazies yearning to eat pasta!

A naked man shouting out 'praise to Allah' was filmed in a public square running rings around three police officers who struggle to catch him.
The 22-year-old man from Tunisia, who has not been named, was seen running in the nude around the Pratto della Valle Square in the city of Padua in the northern Veneto region of Italy.
He was spotted by a passing police patrol and amused onlookers watched as a game of cat and mouse unfolded.

Jul 23 07:01

How Secure are America's Nuclear Weapons in Europe?

After the recent military coup attempt in Turkey, multiple organizations have raised appropriate concerns about the 50 U.S. nuclear bombs stored at a Turkish Air Base less than 70 miles away from the Syrian border. And while this new interest is warranted, the security vulnerabilities of the 131 American B61 nuclear bombs currently deployed at military bases in Belgium, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands have been a growing concern for almost a decade.

These nuclear bombs are relics of Cold War perceptions of reassurance, and are now more of a liability than a legitimate international security strategy. Given how uncertain the security situation is in Europe, particularly in Belgium and Turkey, it’s time to consider just how useful, or not, these weapons actually are.

Jul 20 11:25

Preparing For War: Russian Citizens Stocking up on Essential Supplies

Russian citizens across the country are stocking up on essential supplies like salt, matches and buckwheat in preparation for war, according to an expert who recently visited the region.

Jill Dougherty, who served as CNN’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent for three decades, reveals how Russians are paranoid about a major imminent conflict in an article for the Wilson Center.

After explaining how a taxi driver in Moscow asked her, “When are we going to war?”, Dougherty relates how she traveled from “the Baltic region, to Georgia, and to Russia” and that “talk of war is everywhere”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS ... IS ... A ... BAD ... IDEA!

Jul 20 10:49

The Cairo Declaration

“The several military missions have agreed upon future military operations against Japan. They covet no gain for themselves and have no thought of territorial expectation. It is their purpose that Japan shall be stripped of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of the first World War in 1914, and that all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese, such as Manchuria, Formosa, and the Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed. The aforesaid three great powers, mindful of the enslavement of the people of Korea, are determined that in due course Korea shall become free and independent.”

Jul 20 07:33

An anniversary to remember: The world's only air-to-air nuke was fired on 19 July, 1957

The date was 19 July, the year was 1957 and America was worried that the Soviet Union could amass too many bomber squadrons to be stopped.

That's why it ran its one-and-only test of one of the oddest ideas to emerge in the Cold War: a nuclear-armed air-to-air missile?

The resulting armament, the AIR-2 Genie, was made by Douglas. Powered by a Thiokol SR49-TC-1 solid-fuel rocket, the nuke it carried had a mere 1.5 kiloton yield – but with a fatal blast radius of 300 metres, its makers believed it would seriously disrupt any bomber squadron against which it was deployed.

Jul 19 13:29

"Bulava" to retire: New Russian submarines will have a new beast of rockets

Apparently, the word of ballistic missile submarines that will carry. It should be replaced by a solid fuel missile R-30 Bulava, which is a basic modern Russian strategic missile submarine class 955 Borey.

Sama Bulava (Mace) not long ago introduced in the armament - 2013. Why then commenced work on a new intercontinental ballistic missile?

Construction of a missile R-30 Bulava started in 1998 in the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering (MIT), who had never dealt with making missiles for submarines. For some, not most logical reason, the project was allocated MIT, and not the State Rocket Center who had experience with making missiles for submarines solid fuel R-39, as well as liquid fuel R-29RM (in different versions - including the latest R-29RMU2.1 Lajner).

Jul 19 10:34

British PM Willing to Nuke Hundreds of Thousands; Parliament Approves Funding

In one of the first high profile parliamentary debates since she took over the premiership last week, British PM Theresa May today insisted she would have no hesitation in ordering nuclear strikes abroad that would kill hundreds of thousands of civilians.

The somewhat blunt, somewhat genocidal answer appears to have been the right one for the crowd, as it wasn’t long thereafter that parliament agreed to spend upward of $40 billion modernizing their nuclear weapons arsenal. Many analysts have suggested that the $40 billion is a gross underestimate, and the nukes will end up costing far more.

The question about massacring civilians with a nuclear strike is a common one during such debates, and historically one prime ministers dodge. Former Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe said he believed it was a question no prime minister would ever directly answer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, that didn't take long!!

May's wardrobe advisor might want to consider clothing her in shades of "genocidal red"; that would really be appropriate right now!

Jul 19 10:19

An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised As Technological Advance

Think of it as the Trojan Drone, the ultimate techno-weapon of American warfare in these years, a single remotely operated plane sent to take out a single key figure. It’s a shiny video game for grown ups — a Mortal Kombat or Call of Duty where the animated enemies bleed real blood. Just like the giant wooden horse the Greeks convinced the Trojans to bring inside their gates, however, the drone carries something deadly in its belly: a new and illegal military strategy disguised as an impressive piece of technology.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, it is only a question of time regarding how long it will be that we see this technology being used here in the US, unless there is a massive, peaceful move on the part of all Americans to prevent it.

And please, don't think, "Wow, that can't happen here!"; because the precedent has already been set for extrajudicial assassinations right here at home, and in a circumstance many Americans might have applauded.

Micah Johnson, who shot and killed police in Dallas last week, was taken down with a robot, armed with a bomb.

This is the first time in police history in this country that this has happened; but I can nearly guarantee you, it will not be the last.

Jul 18 11:37

John Kerry Threatens Turkey With NATO Expulsion

While the experts debate if Turkey's flash coup was staged or merely grossly incompetent, a rather theatrical fallout is taking place between Turkey and the US.

Recall that on Saturday, as part of its populist campaign to blame the coup on the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Turkey accused the US of being "behind the military coup", to which John Kerry promptly responded that such allegations are "utterly false" and harmful to relations. Kerry also said that authorities should respect the rule of law during their probe of the coup. Kerry also noted that there would be no prompt deportation of Gulen (something which is also in Erdogan's favor), when he said that "we fully anticipate that there will be questions raised about Gulen, and obviously we invite the government of Turkey ... to present us with any legitimate evidence that withstands scrutiny and the United States will accept that and look at it and make judgments appropriately," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Secretary of State Kerry: this move may well backfire, spectacularly, sir. Perhaps it would be better to have been patient, and see how things unfold, before having made this threat.

Erdogan will not take kindly to this.

At this moment, it appears that Erdogan actually holds most of the cards, including the base in Incirlik, the troops, and the US's nuclear weapons.

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