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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

Jul 18 11:25

Turkish Prosecutors Raid Incirlik Airbase Housing US Warplanes And 50 Nuclear Bombs

The saga surrounding the Turkish Incirlik air base, which is not only the headquarters to the US 39th Air Base Wing but also vaults over 50 B61 nuclear bombs, and is critical to all US missions not only against ISIS but the entire middle east continues. Moments ago, Turkey's state-run news agency says seven prosecutors, charged with investigating a foiled coup, have entered the Incirlik Air Base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

However this winds up, and no matter whoever ultimately devised this horrifically planned and wretchedly executed coup, this will not go well for the US government.

And the question which must be asked is, what, reasonably, and logically, does the US government do now?!?

Oh, forgive me, I forgot: the US government is not capable of either reason, or logic. So what we can expect will be something....horrific from it, in response to Edrogan's move of having prosecutors scour the facility.

Jul 18 10:41

Obama Calls for Peace and Comity at Home, But Favors Wars and Killer Drones Abroad

The president continued:

“My fellow Americans, only we can prove, through words and through deeds, that we will not be divided. And we’re going to have to keep on doing it “again and again and again.” That’s how this country gets united. That’s how we bring people of good will together. Only we can prove that we have the grace and the character and the common humanity to end this kind of senseless violence, to reduce fear and mistrust within the American family, to set an example for our children.”

It was a moving call to bring this violence-plagued feuding country together -- people respecting the police, and police respecting the people, black, brown, red, yellow and white.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The dubious distinction of having become the world's "Assassination Nation" has, unfortunately, come home to roost in this country.

Jul 18 10:25

Thousands take to streets as Scotland voices its opposition to "ghastly" Trident weapons

IN what was thought to be the biggest national peace demonstration north of the Border since the last Iraq war, more than 10,000 Scots have taken part in anti-Trident protests ahead of tomorrow's Commons vote on renewing the nuclear weapons system.

Anti-Trident protests were held yesterday (Sat) in 36 Scottish cities, towns and villages, with locations including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Dumfries and Largs, which were all organised within days of it being announced the Westminster vote would take place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on the Scots!!

Jul 18 10:07

Mike Flynn: ‘Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit’

Americans fed up with the bullshit they've been fed for many years. They want the truth.

Flynn: This is where I think the world has misread Donald Trump. He has no intention to step away without examining all relationships that we have. His intent is to relook at the way we are organized globally, where the US is sort of expected to be a global leader, but relook at these alliances and these charters that we are under to make sure that they are still viable for the 21st century. It doesn’t mean that President Trump comes into office and NATO goes away. But I would say that NATO as a political alliance does need to be relooked at in terms of everything — resourcing, capabilities.

Jul 18 10:07

How Extrajudicial Executions Became ‘War’ Policy in Washington

In the years in which the U.S. has up-armored globally, the country has also seen an arms race developing on the domestic front. As vets have returned from their Iraq and Afghan tours of duty, striking numbers of them have gone into police work at a time when American weaponry, vehicles, and military equipment – including, for instance, MRAPs (mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles) – have poured off America’s distant battlefields and, via the Pentagon, into police departments nationwide. And while the police were militarizing, gun companies have been marketing battlefield-style assault rifles to Americans by the millions, at the very moment when it has become ever more possible for citizens to carry weapons of every sort in a concealed or open fashion in public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is most unfortunate, but here is the reality; in the 21st century, both at home and abroad, the United States of America has become the "Assassination Nation".

I have been very concerned that the extrajudicial assassinations, which have been on the forefront of standard US military tactics abroad, would finally come home to roost; and now, they have, in a circumstance that many Americans applauded, in the case of Micah Johnson. He was the "perfect candidate" for the use of such a weapon, to make it acceptable for use against Americans, with utterly no due pocess.

But we are on a very slippery slope here, folks; how long do you imagine it will take for people, simply protesting peacefully, in this country, to get "droned" out of existence, with a double tap, extrajudicial execution?!?

The short answer here is, not very.

Jul 18 09:53

THE H-BOMBS IN TURKEY

Among the many questions still unanswered following Friday’s coup attempt in Turkey is one that has national-security implications for the United States and for the rest of the world: How secure are the American hydrogen bombs stored at a Turkish airbase?

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How Erdogan is looking to use the base as a bargaining chip is still unclear; but given the above scenario, the possibility for abuse of these weapons, potentially against even his own people, is more than terrifying.

Jul 16 20:13

Turkey is a Stupid Place for US to Store Nuclear Weapons

An aside note: It's the things we don't know that frighten me the most. I discovered some relatively unknown history about Turkish involvement with U.S. nuclear weapons while reading former Secret Service officer, Gary Byrne's, Clinton tell-all. Talking about his Air Force days as he establishes his his own credibility and character early in the book, Byrne writes:

"Arriving at Murtad, I learned that AFSP there had caught rogue Turkish officers trying to push an American F-104 Starfighter with a loaded nuke onto the flight line so they could steal a nuke and bomb Greece. Many Turks bitter about the Greco-Turkish War of 1919– 22 wanted a flash point to ignite a new war. I believe this was secretly why JFK took the nukes out of Turkey in 1962. Turks simply hate Greeks. We joked to each other, “Hey, if you’re not careful, I’ll tell the Turks you’re Greek!”"

Jul 16 18:58

Turkey Suspends All US Operations Against ISIS At Incirlik Airbase, Which Vaults B61 Nuclear Bombs

“Arriving at Murtad, I learned that AFSP there had caught rogue Turkish officers trying to push an American F-104 Starfighter with a loaded nuke onto the flight line so they could steal a nuke and bomb Greece. Many Turks bitter about the Greco-Turkish War of 1919– 22 wanted a flash point to ignite a new war. I believe this was secretly why JFK took the nukes out of Turkey in 1962. Turks simply hate Greeks. We joked to each other, “Hey, if you’re not careful, I’ll tell the Turks you’re Greek!””

(Byrne, Gary J.. Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate (p. 9). Center Street. Kindle Edition.)

Jul 16 08:30

THE PROBLEM WITH MIKE PENCE: HE’S A FREE TRADE GLOBALIST

Trump is either a phony or he just set himself up. Ala JFK AND LBJ!

And a war on terror neocon

Although unconfirmed by the Trump campaign, it is being reported that the candidate has chosen Indian Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
If true, this will be problematic for Donald Trump and his criticism of globalist trade and the neocon wars.

Jul 15 09:48

The Most Important US Air Force Base You’ve Never Heard Of

Known as “Little America” in this mainly rural corner of Germany, the area now includes 57,000 US citizens clustered around Ramstein and a dozen smaller bases. The Defense Department calls it “the largest American community outside of the United States.” Ramstein serves as the biggest Air Force cargo port beyond US borders, providing “full spectrum airfield operations” along with “world-class airlift and expeditionary combat support.” The base also touts “superior” services and “exceptional quality of life.” To look at Ramstein and environs is to peer into a faraway mirror for the United States; what’s inside the frame is normality for endless war.

Jul 14 06:59

Extended Blackouts: Power Grid Completely Vulnerable to Sabotage: “America Could Go Dark”

The 21st Century is run off of electricity, and in the United States, that electric grid is woefully out of date – and that has left the country quite vulnerable.

The U.S. electric system is in danger of widespread blackouts lasting days, weeks or longer through the destruction of sensitive, hard-to-replace equipment.

“Virtually any region would suffer major, extended blackouts if more than three key substations were destroyed.”

Read more

Jul 14 06:06

U.S. missile defense system is 'simply unable to protect the public,' report says

The system designed to defend American cities and towns against a nuclear attack by North Korea is “simply unable to protect the U.S. public” and will remain ineffective unless Congress exerts rigorous oversight, according to a new report.

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Jul 13 10:06

U.S. Arms Sales Approvals Set To Reach Nearly $40 billion

The U.S. government is on track to approve nearly $40 billion in foreign military sales in the 2016 fiscal year that ends October 1, down from $46.6 billion last year, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday.

“We’re tracking toward $40 billion. We’re tracking toward our forecast,” U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, who heads the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, told Reuters at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Rixey said the total could still fluctuate, depending on what happened in the fourth quarter.

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union should not affect its relationship with the United States, or potential future arms sale, Rixey said, citing two large UK arms purchases of Boeing Co equipment announced on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our military hardware is one of the few things foreign governments want to buy these day.

Jul 11 20:39

NATO LOSES COUNTENANCE

F. William Engdahl
The NATO summit in Warsaw is a part of the nuclear “chicken game”. Washington and the NATO Generals are trying to provoke Russia into an escalation of tensions, because certain circles in the US are becoming desperate over their diminishing power over the world. And they are really losing it. They see a military escalation as the only thing to save their control.

Jul 11 17:10

“This Is The Disaster Everyone Will Wish They Prepared For”: SoCal Megaquake Threatens 20 Million

Experts in business and policy have conducted a survey of the potential damage that could be expected after what scientists now say is an inevitable mega-earthquake along the San Andreas fault. It exposed many deep flaws in the system, and forecast a disaster of epic proportions for of Southern California.

It could easily become every prepper's worst nightmare – an event big enough to test the shaky resolve of the entire population as they face being cut off from food, water and electricity....

Read more at SHTF

Jul 11 11:33

Gorbachev: 'The Next War Will Be the Last'

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev declared in an interview with radio station Echo Moskvy that if the crisis escalates to another war, this war will be the last.

This picture shows the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, on July 7, 2016, the venue of the upcoming NATO summit
© AFP 2016/ JANEK SKARZYNSKI
NATO Not to Cooperate With Moscow in Usual Format Until Minsk Obligations Fulfilled - Obama
NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland while increasing air and sea patrols to demonstrate readiness to defend eastern members against the alleged ‘Russian aggression.'
Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly said after the summit that the decisions made at NATO summit in Warsaw should be regarded as a preparation for a hot war with Russia.

On Saturday, Gorbachev told Echo Moskvy in an interview that he sticks to what he had said earlier and that he considers NATO decisions short-sighted and dangerous.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man is not only an adept student of history; during his time as President of the Soviet Union, he was also a very powerful creator of history as well.

And remember; if President Obama declares martial law as a result of these riots in the US, if they escalate, he may stay in office during a "transitional period", and this will give him both time, and carte blanche to work with NATO in declaring war against Russia, with both no Congressional or popular support on launching such a war.

And if Russia gives Obama no military cause to create war, NATO and the west will just create a false flag incident to be blamed on Russia to start the war.

Unfortunately, just because a move would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the American government can do is absolutely no guarantee that it will not be done.

And a war against Russia would be one of the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could possibly, in either the long or short term.

The US military doesn't have the troops strength, the weaponry, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against either Russia and/or China, and if they don't understand this, we are all headed for a great amount of hurt.

Jul 11 07:09

“The Doomsday Forum”: Senior Military, Nuclear Weapons Officials Convene… America’s “$1 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Plan”. Take out Russia, Iran and North Korea?

On June 21, 250 top military brass, military planners, corporate military-industrial ”defense” contractors, top officials and scientists from the nuclear weapons laboratories as well as prominent academics gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico to discuss, debate and promote the Pentagon’s One Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons program.

Russia is allegedly “threatening the Western World”. The objective is to develop the pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons (i.e. nuclear war as a means of self-defense).

The event organized by “The Strategic Deterrent Coalition” (a non profit organization) was funded by Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Orbital ATK, BAE Systems among other generous donors.

Jul 10 21:35

US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own inquiry to avoid repeating mistakes

UK’s investigation into Iraq invasion is ‘example of what we could do with political courage’, says codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War.

Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veterans and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation.

The UK’s Chilcot inquiry was released on Wednesday, and while it is no secret in the US that the invasion was a failure, nothing so damning as the 2.6m-word British inquiry has been released by an independent US government body.

Jul 09 08:14

NATO to deploy up to 4,000 troops to boost eastern flank against Russia

NATO leaders have agreed to deploy thousands of troops in Poland and the Baltic states in a bid to strengthen the 28-nation alliance’s eastern borders in Europe against Russia.

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Attention people of Europe. The US and NATO are going to start a war in which your children will be killed and crippled, in which the front lines will be your front lawns. This is not theoretical! They are really going to do it because they have wrecked the world and blowing it all up is the only way they can think of to hide their guilt!

Jul 09 08:13

NATO missile defense goes live in Europe, isolating Russia not the goal – Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance’s ballistic missile defense system in Europe is now operational. The system includes warships, long-range missile defense interceptors and radars placed across the territory controlled by the allied forces.

“Today we have decided to declare initial operational capability of the NATO ballistic missile defense system. This means that the US ships based in Spain, the radar in Turkey and the interceptor site in Romania are now able to work together under NATO command and NATO control," he explained.

Stoltenberg added that the shield is “entirely defensive" and "represents no threat to Russia's strategic nuclear deterrent.”

Jul 08 11:23

Putin LOSES IT, Warns Journalists of War: 'I Don't Know How to Get Through to You People' (Video)

Putin railed against the journalists for their "tall tales" in blindly repeating lies and misinformation provided to them by the United States on its anti-ballistic missile systems being constructed in Eastern Europe. He pointed out that since the Iran nuclear deal, the claim the system is to protect against Iranian missiles has been exposed as a lie.

The journalists were informed that within a few years, Russia predicted the US would be able to extend the range of the system to 1000 km. At that point, Russia's nuclear potential, and thus the nuclear balance between the US and Russia, would be placed in jeopardy.

Putin completely lost patience with the journalists, berating them for lazily helping to accelerate a nuclear confrontation by repeating US propaganda. He virtually pleaded with the western media, for the sake of the world, to change their line:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Russian President Putin: the independent media (like this website) fully understand the danger of a potential war between Russia and the US and do not want to see that happen.

That is why, to the best of our abilities, we are working to get the truth out there.

I don't know if there is a "mirror" to this site in Russian, but certainly wish right now there were, even though I understand you speak a brilliant English.

And sir, in geopolitics, I consider you the ultimate "adult in the room", working to maintain peace, trade, and good relationships with other countries.

I surely wish that other countries (like the United States) were even trying to return the favor.

For a child with a hammer, everything appears to be a nail. And with the current thinking in DC, the "hammer" is our military capabilities, and we seem to be using that to acquire other countries' natural resources, to which we have absolutely no moral right or claim.

Please understand; no moral, or thinking, American wants a war with Russia; we want cooperation, scientific research, trade, and good relations.

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Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 07 07:55

1,400 US Mayors Just Slammed the White House for Risking Nuclear War With Russia

War games and nuclear policy perpetuated by the Obama administration are “fueling growing tensions” with Russia and putting the world at risk of a nuclear war, according to an official nonpartisan organization consisting of 1,407 mayors and other leaders of cities with 30,000 or more inhabitants.

In a unanimous decision at their 84th annual conference, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) passed a resolution condemning President Barack Obama’s decision to set the U.S. on track to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to “maintain and modernize its nuclear bombs and warheads, production facilities, delivery systems, and command and control.”

“The Obama administration has […] reduced the US nuclear stockpile less than any post-Cold War presidency,” the resolution, passed in Indianapolis on June 27, reads.

Jul 06 15:48

Putin isn't crazy! Hillary is!

I don't know if or when Putin will release those emails. How ever if I were him I would think this,"How do you blackmail an insane person drunk with power." You can't! Hillary is a loose cannon. She has gotten away with this email thing for now. Releasing more emails after she becomes president wont stop this looney. Putin I don't think can take that chance.

Jul 05 10:43

For Obama’s Secret Wars, the Record Suggests a Far Worse Reality

Targeted killings or assassinations beyond the battlefield remain a highly charged subject. Most controversial of all is the number of civilians killed in US covert and clandestine drone strikes since 2002.

When President Obama apologised for the accidental 2015 killing of US aid worker Warren Weinstein, he revealed that the US had kept the target building under surveillance for “hundreds of hours” – yet had never known there were civilians inside. Many of the women and children credibly reported killed by the CIA in Pakistan have died in similar circumstances – though few of their deaths have ever been conceded.

Then there have been the more shocking tactics employed by the CIA. There was the deliberate targeting of funerals and rescuers, again first revealed by the Bureau. And the widespread use of so-called signature strikes during the Obama years – the targeting of suspects based not on their known identities, but on their behavioural patterns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NO public US agency has the right to lie to either the American people or the world, in terms of the real scope and breadth of these numbers; and if the American people do not, peacefully, protest extrajudicial assassinations abroad out of existence, we may well see "justifications" for practicing the process at home right here in this country.

And one has to speculate; are the perpetual extrajudicial assassinations creating perpetual war from which the US government and military will never be able extricate themselves, and is this, possibly, the goal?!?

As reported at globalresearch.com today:

It was revealed by the Intercept through leaked US government documents that civilians may account for as much as 90% of all casualties from drone strikes. In its first article in a long series detailing America’s drone operations titled, “The Assassination Complex,” it reports: …documents detailing a special operations campaign in northeastern Afghanistan, Operation Haymaker, show that between January 2012 and February 2013, U.S. special operations airstrikes killed more than 200 people. Of those, only 35 were the intended targets. During one five-month period of the operation, according to the documents, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets. In Yemen and Somalia, where the U.S. has far more limited intelligence capabilities to confirm the people killed are the intended targets, the equivalent ratios may well be much worse. And upon viewing the leaked Operation Haymaker documents, it becomes clear that America’s drone operations in Afghanistan have admittedly very little tactical value in eliminating specific “terrorists,” and the actual “benefits” noted amid these operations is instead the perpetuation of terror, fear and sociopolitical division in targeted areas, including among civilian populations. Considering these noted “benefits,” high civilian casualty rates of up to 90% makes sense. If the goal is to simply instill fear, it doesn’t matter who dies, just as long as someone does. First Priority: Smashing Resistance, Not Stopping Terrorists It should be remembered that nations like Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan are home to fiercely independent networks of localized tribes. These tribes, particularly in Yemen or Afghanistan, refuse to recognize the authority of US-installed client governments and their existence not only undermines central government authority, they pose a direct threat to its continued existence. This helps explain another aspect of America’s drone operations that have left the general public occasionally outraged but mostly confused. That is, the propensity of drones striking weddings. In Western culture, weddings are generally a family affair with little to do with the actual community they take place in. In traditional cultures like Yemen and Afghanistan, weddings are a central community affair. Beyond just friends and family, everyone from the community participates, with various local religious, educational, political and even military leaders attending or even presiding over the event. It is difficult to believe that drone operators would target a wedding even if a specific, high value terrorist target was present, understanding the full scope of collateral damage that would occur. In fact, in a 2013 speech at the National Defense University, US President Barack Obama would explicitly claim: And before any strike is taken, there must be near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured — the highest standard we can set. Considering this, it is likely such operations, certain to incur civilian deaths, are instead approved of for the specific purpose of obliterating the very source of a targeted community’s strength and independence, leaving local people reeling, leaderless and at the mercy of the central government Washington has installed into power. In other words, the US is not necessarily “hunting terrorists,” it is eliminating resistance to the political order it is attempting to reach into targeted nations with.

This is your government, gone completely mad, acting in your name and with your tax dollars, and completely unaccountable to We the People.

Jul 05 08:58

CANADA TO SEND 1,000 TROOPS TO E. EUROPE TO BOOST NATO PRESENCE AT RUSSIA'S DOORSTEP

In last week’s speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian will adopt adequate measures to counter NATO's aggression. Putin also called for creation of an international security system open to all countries.

"Russia is ready to discuss this extremely important issue," he said, adding that such proposals have been so far left unanswered by Western countries.

At the upcoming Warsaw summit in July, NATO leaders are expected to green-light deployment of four battalions of up to 800 troops each to the Baltic States and Poland, along with intensifying the scale and pace of multinational military exercises. Recent live-fire drills, Anakonda 2016, Saber Strike and BALTOPS, involved thousands of troops and hundreds of combat vehicles to simulate large-scale operations in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is, at this point, not a question of IF NATO is going to wage a war against Russia, but WHEN.

You don't have the kind of continuous troop and equipment escalation on Russia's borders unless you mean to use it.

Jul 05 07:41

FLASHBACK - Hillary Clinton: Saddam Has WMD

Senator Hillary Clinton's (Democrat, New York) address to the US Senate while voting YES to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq:

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members...

Jul 02 21:52

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

An exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

Q. Does a US-inspired NATO-generated Cold War climate already exist?

A. Not yet, but it is heading that way. Watch for it to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Jul 02 09:05

RUSSIA DEFENSE REPORT: SARMAT HEAVY ICBM

While this weapon system is still currently “under the radar” (no pun intended…) of the Western media, one can rest assured that once it starts flight tests in earnest, it will be paraded as Exhibit A in the propaganda indictment of “Russian aggression.” Therefore it might be worthwhile to pre-empt the usual media barrage by placing a spotlight on what promises to be a revolutionary weapon system capable of changing the global balance of power.

Jul 02 06:37

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

Cold War Climate to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Q. As an American, Alan, how can you be enthusiastic about America’s choices of US Presidential candidates in 2016?

Jul 01 09:43

MURDER BY DRONE: OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE CIVILIAN DEATH TOLL NUMBERS, BUT THERE'S A CATCH

President Barack Obama is expected to announce the number of civilians killed by "illegal" US drone strikes Friday, but only in countries where the world's biggest military hasn't officially declared war.

Several news outlets reported, citing leaks from US officials, that the number is expected to be just 100, a tiny fraction of those estimated by investigative journalists and human rights groups who track the "violations of international law."

The White House will only reveal civilian casualties in countries that are technically not at a US battlefield, like Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

Those killed by US drone strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria will not be featured in the total. The US has deployed thousands of drones in these countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is somewhat akin to touching up an x-ray when someone has cancer, and making it appear, cosmetically, as "not that big a deal."

But ALL extrajudicial assassinations ARE...a big deal, and have absolutely no place in American jurisprudence, period, end of discussion.

And the only thing these murders do is create a willingness in more people to commit jihad against Americans, or American interests; or has that been the plan all along, in order to groom Americans for perpetual war?!?

This totally out-of-control government has lost its ability to rationally, reasonably negotiate in good faith and create win/win treaties. When a kid has a hammer, everything becomes a nail, to be hammered; but instead of a hammer, what the US government has are drone planes, which drop bombs, and murder, with absolutely zero due process.

I won't even bother reading the report; everything this administration says is a complete, utter lie, and this will be no different.

Jun 29 09:44

United States Bombings of Other Countries. America’s “Bombing List”

There appears to be something about launching bombs or missiles from afar onto cities and people that appeals to American military and political leaders. In part it has to do with a conscious desire to not risk American lives in ground combat. And in part, perhaps not entirely conscious, it has to do with not wishing to look upon the gory remains of the victims, allowing American GIs and TV viewers at home to cling to their warm fuzzy feelings about themselves, their government, and their marvelous “family values”. Washington officials are careful to distinguish between the explosives the US drops from the sky and “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD), which only the officially-designated enemies (ODE) are depraved enough to use.

The US government speaks sternly of WMD, defining them as nuclear, chemical and biological in nature, and “indiscriminate” (meaning their use can’t be limited to military objectives), as opposed to the likes of American “precision” cruise missiles.

Jun 29 09:00

Taiwan 'to test-fire missiles in US' as China tensions rise

Taiwan plans to test-fire its newest anti-missile system for the first time in the United States next month as relations with rival China deteriorate, a defence source and media reports said Monday.

Relations between China and Taiwan have cooled rapidly under the island's new Beijing-sceptic president Tsai Ing-wen, who took office in May, ending an eight-year rapprochement.

The test of the US-made Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system will be launched at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in early July, a defence ministry source told AFP, in a move likely to irk Beijing even though it was arranged before Tsai took the helm.

According to the source, the test will be conducted in the US to avoid China collecting information about it, and due to space restrictions in Taiwan.

The American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto US embassy, would not comment on the test, which was also reported in Taiwan's Liberty Times newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, this is REALLY going to reduce tensions with China, right?!?

What the hell are these people, in the US and Taiwanese governments thinking?!?

Wouldn't it be rational to be speaking to China regarding trade and peace through commerce?!?

Oh, forgive me; rational thought- and the US government - have not had an ongoing relationship, it appears, for decades.

And the results of that not having the capacity to think a scenario through to its logical conclusion, collectively, have been horrific, US government-generated wars and occupations, covert and overt, which have left remarkable devastation around the world, but have only left the US government more broke than it was before those wars were started.

Jun 28 11:17

US TO DEPLOY ISRAELI MISSILE SYSTEM ON RUSSIAN BORDERS: GENERAL

The US military has tested an Israeli short-range missile for possible use in its European network of missile systems to deter Russia, says a US Army general.

Major General Glenn Bramhall of the US Army’s Air and Missile Defense Command made the comments on Monday, as he visited the occupied Palestinian territories.

Bramhall said his units needed a reliable system to counter less powerful missile threats as a third tier beside the Army’s array of midrange Patriot and THAAD missile systems.

“Patriot and THAAD are great systems that do what they were designed to do. But I don’t think we would want to waste a Patriot or a THAAD missile on something that can be affected by something that’s lower cost and is actually designed for that job itself,” the general told Reuters.

For that purpose, he said the US military has test-launched a variant of the Israeli “Tamir” rocket which is incorporated to the Tel Aviv regime’s so-called Iron Dome missile system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT Russian "...military buildup in Europe." ?!?!?!?

It has been the US and NATO which have been doing a huge military buildup on the borders with Russia, not the other way around.

Folks, we are being fed this codswallop to "groom" the American public toward accepting a shooting war against Russia; this is a war the US military may well not win, because the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

The weapons procurement system is nothing short of incestuous in this country, because those Congressional representatives who hand out contracts for weapons are, themselves, funded by those same weapons companies.

So the end of the day, most of what our military gets in terms of weaponry is frightfully over budget; obsolete even before it is field-deployed; and rarely functioning as they are supposed to function.

A brilliant example of this problem is the tale of the F-35, consistently embroiled in a string of terrible problems which appears to be never-ending. As reported by Claire Bernish at activistpost.com in February of this year:

As is typical for the Pentagon’s continuous mismanagement of its enormous budget, the F-35 fighter program — with its $1.5 trillion cost to taxpayers so far — continues to be fraught with complications and failures. According to an 82-page report released Monday, myriad flaws still plague the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, including an ejection system likely to break the necks of pilots under 136 pounds. “Testing showed that the ejection seat rotates backwards after ejection. This results in the pilot’s neck becoming extended, as the head moves behind the shoulders in a ‘chin up’ position,” the report states.

Forgive me, but did none of the engineers at Lockheed-Martin see this coming?!?

As those of you know who occasionally read my posts on this blog, I hate the concept of war as being the US government's answer to geopolitical disputes; but that having been said, should the US government go to war, I want our military to have the best of the best.

And because of the way our weapons procurement program is structured, getting weapons that work, and are delivered on time, and within budget, is just about as rare as is a unicorn.

Jun 23 07:59

Putin: International Situation Today Like at Start of World War II

Speaking to the State Duma at its closing session, Vladimir Putin reminded deputies of the 75th anniversary of Germany's invasion of the USSR. He also said Russia sought cooperation on international security, but there is no reciprocation from the other side

Jun 22 09:04

ISIS used nerve gas against Syrian Army outside Raqqa

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shelled government troops retreating from areas in southwestern Raqqa with homegrown rockets containing nerve gas, a field reporter confirmed.

The Syrian Armed Forces withdrew from areas it controlled during a three-weeks military campaign aimed to recapture the ISIS bastion in al-Raqqa, raising questions about the effectivity of the offensive and the role played by Syria’s staunch ally; namely Russia.

A field reporter who was covering the offensive said the retreating troops were bombed with home-produced rockets filled with nerve gas.

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Gee, I wonder who gave ISIS that nerve gas! :)

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Jun 21 07:49

Syria demands UNSC to question terror-supporting states and guarantee preventing terrorists from obtaining WMD

Syria renewed call upon the UN Security Council and the UN Resolution 1540 Committee to shoulder the mandated tasks to guarantee that terrorist organizations active in Syria and all over the world will not obtain weapons of mass destruction and to question states backing terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is in response to the latest chemical weapons attack on Syrian soldiers by US-backed terrorists.

Jun 20 20:10

The Assault | The Battle of Stalingrad (1 of 3)

"The Eastern Front experienced the viciousness of war on a scale of unimaginable horror and brutality. The bloodiest and most savage fighting took place in Stalingrad between August 1942 and February 1943. Stalin's city on the Volga had military significance for Hitler. It carried the name of his enemy and therefore had to be destroyed. The ensuing battle sealed the fates of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians and marked the turning point of World War II. It was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

Filmed from both the German and Russian perspective, the series contains footage shot by soldiers during the siege. The Russian archives opened their doors to the filmmakers, granting them exclusive access to previously unreleased material.

Jun 20 16:43

VIDEO: Editing Reality, Memory-Holed Like 1984: FBI to Release Partial, Text-Only Transcript of Orlando 911 Calls

Welcome to Orwell's 1984, where history is not only being rewritten, but the present is being edited and rewritten in real time...

because... because you are can't handle the truth.

Jun 20 16:36

Blackout: California In Power Grid Emergency: “All Customers Should Expect 14 Days Without Power”

The entire Los Angeles metropolitan area and most of Southern California can expect blackouts this summer.

California will have its first test of plans to keep the lights on this summer…

With record-setting heat and air conditioning demand expected in Southern California, the state’s power grid operator issued a so-called “flex alert,” urging consumers to conserve energy to help prevent rotating power outages – which could occur regardless.

Read more at SHTF

Jun 20 08:46

“Great Danger”: US-NATO Missiles Threatening Russia. Putin: “We Know and they Know that we Know…People do not Understand how Dangerous the Situation Really Is”

The main problem, according to the Russian president, is that people do not understand how potentially dangerous the situation really is. “The world is being pulled into a completely new dimension, while [Washington] pretends that nothing’s happening,” Putin said, adding that he has been trying to reach out to his counterparts, but in vain.

“They say [the missile systems] are part of their defense capability, and are not offensive, that these systems are aimed at protecting them from aggression. It’s not true,” Putin told the journalists, adding that “strategic ballistic missile defense is part of an offensive strategic capability, [and] functions in conjunction with an aggressive missile strike system.”

The “great danger” is that the same launchers that are used for defense missiles can be used to fire Tomahawks that can be installed “in a matter of hours,” Putin noted. “How do we know what’s inside those launchers? All one needs to do is reprogram [the system], which is an absolutely inconspicuous task,” he said, adding that the governments of the nations on whose territories these NATO complexes are based would have no way of knowing if this had happened.

Jun 20 08:13

U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan.

The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led coalition work at cross-purposes, each dropping bombs in support of separate factions in the five-year-old civil war.

The near-clash also highlights the escalating risk of American and Russian forces actually coming to blows over Syria, potentially sparking a much wider conflict between the world’s leading nuclear powers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to point out that Russia is in Syria at the express invitation of the Syrian government.

The US is not!

Jun 17 06:00

Worried About “Stigmatizing” Cluster Bombs, House Approves More Sales to Saudi Arabia

THE HOUSE ON THURSDAY narrowly defeated a measure that would have banned the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, but the closeness of the vote was an indication of growing congressional opposition to the conduct of the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing coalition in Yemen.

The vote was mostly along party lines, with 200 Republicans – and only 16 Democrats – heeding the Obama administration’s urging to vote against the measure. The vote was 204-216.

“The Department of Defense strongly opposes this amendment,” said Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., chairman of the House Committee on Defense Appropriations, during floor debate. “They advise us that it would stigmatize cluster munitions, which are legitimate weapons with clear military utility.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?!?

This proxy war against the Houthis, abetted and enabled by the US government in Yemen has been an absolute....fluster cluck.

The Saudi government and military have never met a war crime they didn't embrace, such as killing civilian targets, women, children, and the medically fragile elderly, and bombing hospitals and schools.

And these bombs, if unexploded, and played with by kids, do a magnificent job of tearing toddlers, limb from limb.

And you had better see what this looks like. The following images are from a Syrian bombing of a rebel held city near Damascus, but the carnage these bombs create is still the same today.

image of cluster bomb destruction

And because they so resemble emergency food packages which are dropped, kids who cannot read English cannot tell the difference.

food package and unexploded bomblet

The reason these bombs should not be used, ever again, is that it is estimated that 98% of their victims are civilians, and 40% are children, as estimated at reddit.com

Should these cluster bomb munitions be "stigmatized" for the deaths and injuries they cause civilian victims?@/

HELL, yes!!

Jun 16 12:31

CDC Covered Up “Catastrophic Failures": At Level-4 Biosafety Labs Containing Ebola and Smallpox

How safe are the government’s BSL-4 labs containing some of the world’s most deadly pathogens?

Turns out, not anywhere near as safe as you’d hope.

Encased in spacesuit-like gear needed to protect them from the world’s deadliest viruses, four scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped into their lab’s decontamination chamber where a shower of chemicals was supposed to kill anything on them and make it safe for them to exit into an adjacent changing room.

Read more at SHTFplan

Jun 16 11:00

$28 BLN INVESTED IN CLUSTER WEAPON PRODUCERS IN 4 YEARS - REPORT FINDS 158 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED IN FUNDING PRODUCTION OF WEAPONS, DESPITE INT’L LAW BANNING CLUSTER BOMBS

More than $28 billion has been invested in the production of deadly cluster munitions over the past four years, according to a report released Thursday.

The Cluster Munition Coalition said in a statement that the report on worldwide investments in the weapons -- which release submunitions or bomblets on impact -- found 158 financial institutions involved in funding their production.

As a result, the Coalition is calling on the institutions and governments “to put an end once and for all to investment in producers of cluster bombs.”

Cluster bombs are banned under international law, but only 100 countries have actually become state parties to that convention.

At present, countries like Syria and Yemen are being bombarded with cluster munitions, added the report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bombs like this do a magnificent job of ripping toddlers limb from limb, and kids get curious about them, if they do not explode on impact, because they so look like the emergency food packets they may have received before. As you can see from the following images, reported at matadornetwork.com:

Probably the most devastating screw-up in the history of helping was the decisions that lead to cluster munitions and daily food ration packets both being coloured canary yellow. Left is delicious. Right will kill you. You try telling the difference if you can't read English and live out in the steppes.>image

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