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Aug 15 07:57

Russia Defense Ministry Unveils First Video of Amazing Next Gen T-50 Fighter Jet

On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry published video footage of the PAK FA Sukhoi T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet to commemorate Russian Aerospace Force Day.

The super stealth fighter jet reaches a max speed of 1,516MPH (2,440kmh) with an astounding battle range of 3,418 miles with maneuverability and combat characteristics leading most defense analysts to deem the aircraft better than America’s F-22 Raptor which has long held the distinction as the most fearsome warplane to grace the skies.

Aug 15 07:53

Russian Air Force Gets New Anti-Stealth Fighter Jets and Multi-Purpose Aircraft

The Su-35S has been heralded by defense analysts for its enhanced combat capabilities against stealth fighter jets such as the F-22A Raptor. The Su-35S is equipped with an infra-red search and track system (IRST) with a 50 mile (80km) detection range capable of identifying stealth aircraft like the vaunted stealth F-22 Raptor which cannot be traced with conventional radar systems.

Aug 15 07:08

Main results of Syria truces: Terrorists add 7,000 to ranks, get arms & munitions – Lavrov

While agreeing that three-hour ceasefires are not enough to alleviate the humanitarian crises in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pointed out that earlier short-term truces had only helped terrorists replenish munitions and their ranks.
“The main issue is not that there’s anyone unwilling to alleviate the humanitarian situation, but it is of utmost importance that terrorists would not be getting reinforced with militants, guns and munition supplies under the humanitarian aid disguise,” Lavrov said.

The Russian FM said that Moscow and Washington had managed to enforce 48-hour or 72-hour truces in various parts of Syria before.

“The main results of those pauses was an insignificant relief in the humanitarian situation, while terrorists added 7,000 people to their ranks, not to mention huge amounts of arms and munitions they received,” he said.

Aug 14 14:19

Hillary, Trump, And War On Russia

Don’t look for a walk-over. The T14 Armata, Russia’s latest tank. You don’t want to fight this monster if you can think of a better idea, such as not fighting it. Russia once made large numbers of second-rate tanks. That worm has turned. This thing is way advanced and outguns the American M1A2, having a 125mm smoothbore firing APFSDS long rods to the Abrams 120mm.

Aug 14 09:38

Afghanistan Was 'Obama’s War': Trump’s Campaign

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign has said the 2001 invasion and following occupation of Afghanistan was President Barack “Obama’s war.”

The United States — under GOP leader George W. Bush’s presidency — and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban regime from power, but after about one and a half decade, the foreign troops are still deployed to the country.

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 14 09:09

Russian Media: US preparing chaos in Macedonia, Serbia and Greece to prevent Turkish Stream

Serbian daily Informer, citing Russian media has stated the nations of Macedonia, Serbia and Greece are "screwed" after the latest pact between Putn and Erdogan which decided to get the Turkish stream project back on track.

The only way for the United States to let the three Balkan nations live in peace is if they give up on their business partnership with Russia, regardless of how beneficial it may be for all three.

Aug 13 22:43

GRANDMOTHER WITH AK-47 SAVES COPS BEING ATTACKED BY STREET GANG

Officers Ricardo Cordova and Frank Cho were responding to a call concerning a presumed drug deal in a parking lot, when they came under fire from members of a local street gang.

Fortunately for them, 79-year old Wendy Robinson was watching the events from her kitchen window and decided to intervene. The elderly woman equipped herself with her personal bulletproof vest and an AK-47 assault rifle, and ran to the officers’ rescue, firing more than 160 rounds in the direction of the assailants, injuring two of them.

Aug 13 22:24

‘Military coup’ wins poll of troops in a landslide

THE PENTAGON — A poll of active duty and recently retired members of the armed services suggests that an overwhelming majority would prefer an armed overthrow of the government rather than see the election of either major party candidate.

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 13:14

Why Intervention is Worse than Dictatorship?

Let me take this opportunity to make it clear that I am in no way sympathetic towards the unrepresentative Middle Eastern dictators in general and Bashar al-Assad in particular, but in order to assign blame for the wrongdoing in Syria, we need to remind ourselves of the elementary distinction between the constant and variable factors. Bear in mind that Bashar al-Assad has been ruling Syria since 2000, and before that his father had ruled over Syria for another 30 years. I do concede that Syria was not a democratic state under their rule but it was at least a functioning state. The Syrian crisis that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and made millions of refugees dates back only to 2011, something changed in Syria in that fateful year and it was obviously not Assad since he has been ruling since 2000, and up to 2011 at least people were not dying or migrating en masse out of Syria.

Aug 13 11:16

Women burn burqas, men cut beards: Manbij celebrates liberation from ISIS (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

LIBERATION FROM US SPONSORED TERRORISTS!

Manbij women have been ripping off their burqas and burning them, smoking cigarettes, while men cut off their beards, all while rejoicing at their newly obtained freedom after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) drove jihadists from the Syrian city.

Aug 13 11:04

Insect-Sized ‘Dragonfly Drones’ For Urban Warfare Among New £800mn UK Tech Projects

Tiny drones for urban warfare are among the projects that could soon be funded under an £800 million injection into UK military technology research.

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 13 09:47

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

snip: 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 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 23:10

The twilight of NATO

by Thierry Meyssan
The history of NATO and its current activities enables us to understand how the West has woven its lies and why it is now a prisoner of them. The elements contained in this articles are shocking, but it is impossible to deny the facts. The only other solution is to cling to the lies and persist in hanging on.

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 15:29

The Pentagon Money Pit

What if the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services were to report that $6.5 billion in spending by that federal agency was unaccounted for and untraceable? You can imagine the headlines, right? What if it was $65 billion? The headlines would be as big as for the first moon landing or for troops landing on Omaha Beach in World War II.

Aug 12 13:15

Russian Bombers Target ISIS Chemical Weapons Plant Near Raqqa, Syria – MoD

Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers have destroyed an Islamic State chemical weapons factory and killed numerous personnel with concentrated high-explosive munitions airstrikes around the terrorist stronghold Raqqa in Syria.

Aug 12 12:49

War hawk Hillary Clinton vows to 'stand up to China'

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has vowed to “stand up to China” and oppose the Pacific trade agreement.

Speaking to a crowd in the US state of Detroit – where she unveiled her plans on global economic issues – Clinton said on Thursday the world’s second largest economy had “gamed the system” for too long.

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 11:56

Russia Deploys S-400 Missile System To Crimea, As Tensions With Ukraine Soar

In the latest escalation between the Kremlin and Kiev, yesterday we reported that Ukraine had put its troops near the Russia border on combat alert, following an incident that according to Russia was an attempted terrorist attack. Recall that Russia’s secret service, the Federal Security Service, said on Wednesday that it had foiled “terrorist acts” prepared by Ukrainian military intelligence against infrastructure in the territory, with the aim of disrupting Russia’s parliamentary elections due on 18 September. Kiev denied the allegations. In response to the alleged operation, Putin said he was pulling out of international peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine. He said he was no longer ready to meet his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, and German and French leaders in the so-called Normandy format, which has been used for negotiations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember, as things heat up here: NATO and the US government have pledged their support to Ukraine in the case of any kind of military conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

I don't know what the Vegas odds are on how soon this donnybrook is going to start, but I am almost willing to bet that it will be sooner rather than later; a country cannot just keep its military at the highest alert level possible for days or weeks on end; that is too financially and emotionally taxing.

Aug 12 11:06

Will Henry Kissinger Endorse Hillary Clinton?

They’ve had the same job, Clinton and Kissinger. Both have a lot of haters, yet have been elevated to the highest corridors of power. And both can be objected to in theory, but somehow seem to be unstoppable where it really counts. Unstoppable and unaccountable; neither Kissinger nor Clinton has ever been punished for the blood on their hands, and there’s quite a bit on both.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sincerely hope that such an endorsement will be the absolute, total KOD (Kiss of Death) for Clinton's campaign. Please remember: I am a Christian pacifist who doesn't want to see ANYONE hurt.

I do, however, want to see Clinton's campaign lurch, stutter, and implode to such a degree that she cannot possibly come back against Trump in November, and with the most peaceful, legal of means possible.

A criminal indictment, perhaps, or a leak so bad that she cannot recover from it?! Or, perchance, this endorsement?!? Those would be good.

But I hope that such an endorsement does put her out to pasture, as a potential presidential candidate, for the rest of a very long and healthy life.

Aug 12 09:53

Spies-for-Hire Now at War in Syria

Every day at 5 p.m., the Pentagon releases a list of that day’s contracts worth more than $7 million. On July 27, buried in the daily email was an eye-catching detail: Military contractors would be working inside Syria alongside the roughly 300 U.S. troops already deployed there.

This appears to be the first time the Pentagon has publicly acknowledged that private contractors are also playing a role in the fight against the so-called Islamic State inside Syria, and it’s one more signal that the U.S. military is deepening its involvement in the fate of the country.

The contract announcement said Six3 Intelligence Solutions—a private intelligence company recently acquired by CACI International—won a $10 million no-bid Army contract to provide “intelligence analysis services.” According to the Pentagon, the work will be completed over the next year in Germany, Italy and, most notably, Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember that CACI has recently been dispatched to Syria as well, and as reported at theinternationalreporter.org:

During the occupation of Iraq U.S. intelligence and military services contracted CACI International Inc, a U.S. company in Virginia, to provide “intelligence services” in Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. CACI employees were directly involved in torturing Iraqi prisoners. by Moon Of Alabama, Global Research: Isis_interrogation_training_isisarmyjordan2-s The U.S. army recently contracted CACI for “intelligence analysis services” in Syria. The Syrian government has not invited or otherwise allowed U.S. military or its contractors to enter the country. Any such activities infringe on Syria’s sovereignty and are thereby in violation of international law. The re-engagement of such a controversial company for services in the area boosts the recruitment appeal of the Islamic State. A recent U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Press Announcement (Release No: CR-143-16, July 27, 2016) lists under the rubric “Army”: Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $ 9,578,964 modification (P00001) to contract W564KV-16-C-0058 for intelligence analysis services. Work will be performed in Germany, Italy, and Syria, with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2017.

It would appear to me that the hiring of firms like this is engineered to keep the conflict festering, rather than ratchet down tensions in the region.

But of course, the military/industrial complex loves the concept of perpetual wars; it guarantees perpetual profits, no matter how many American military get killed or wounded.

Aug 12 09:38

PUTIN PREPARES FOR WAR AS UKRAINE INFILTRATES CRIMEA

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine is “playing a dangerous game” following a reported incursion by Ukrainian special forces into Crimea that left two Russian personnel dead.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced it had thwarted two attempts by Ukrainian special forces to infiltrate Crimea and target critical infrastructure with explosive devices. Ammunition used by the Ukrainian Army’s special forces was reportedly discovered along the Crimea/Ukraine border, and clashes killed one Russian soldier and one FSB employee.

The FSB reported the attempts by Ukrainian forces to cross the border “were accompanied by massive covering fire from the neighboring state and from Ukrainian armored vehicles.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a citizen of a country intimately acquainted with the horrors of war, Putin most likely is not looking at all-out war with Ukraine.

My guess would be the limited military incursion to set up a security corridor, coupled with Europe dropping the sanctions against Russia for Crimea's choice to joint the Russian Federation, rather than stay in Ukraine, post-putsch in 2014.

But however Putin plays this, the world is entering some dangerous geopolitical territory right now, and I am hoping - and praying - that saner heads will pull the world back from the brink of an horrific world war.

Unfortunately, if internal DNC and White House polls indicate that Trump will win the Presidential election in a landslide in November, the Democrats may have us into a war against both Russia and China before Trump takes the oath of office, to "gift" him with the two most horrible scenarios possible, coming into his presidency.

I hate to say this, but right now, I would not bet against such a thing happening.

Aug 12 09:03

CENTCOM WHISTLEBLOWERS: OBAMA DISTORTING ISIS INTELLIGENCE

U.S. Central Command intelligence reports were altered to hide poor progress against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, a congressional joint task force announced.

Fifty intelligence analysts sparked the investigation by filing a whistleblower complaint about superiors changing information on their products.

Republican chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Subcommittee on Defense of the House Appropriations Committee, led by GOP Reps. Ken Calvert (Calif.), Mike Pompeo (Kan.), and Brad Wenstrup (Ohio) established the joint task force, the Hill reported Thursday.

“What happened at CENTCOM is unacceptable — our warfighters suffer when bad analysis is presented to senior policymakers,” Rep. Ken Calvert said. “We must continue our efforts until we fix it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From a policy perspective, this process is somewhat akin to a radiologist touching up a patient's x-ray, so the cancer doesn't look as bad as it really is.

And having a Commander in Chief who is so allergic to the truth of the situation on the ground that senior military officials believe that they have to "cook" the information presented to that Commander in Chief, is a dangerous place for a country to be.

Unfortunately, the United States has been in that place for nearly the last 8 years.

Aug 12 08:56

WIKILEAKS Proves TRUMP IS RIGHT: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS

Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Home Builders on Thursday morning.

Trump repeated his line that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama created ISIS.
He even went further and said Hillary Clinton was the MVP of ISIS.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew that the US was sending arms from Libya to Syria back in 2011, a year before the Benghazi consulate attacks.

Hillary Clinton denied she knew about the weapons shipments during public testimony (under oath) in early 2013 after the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Aug 12 08:49

FLASHBACK - Israel Lobbyist - We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!

Aug 12 07:35

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You know, it occurred to me that I have never seen a mushroom cloud with my own eyes. I think it would be neat before I leave office!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 12 07:33

Beijing Crosses Washington's 'Red Line' in South China Sea

The Chinese military appears to be dramatically increasing its presence around a key island in the South China Sea, sending a strong message to Washington.

As Beijing continues its land reclamation projects in the South China Sea, Washington has remained adamant about one island in particular: Scarborough Shoal. Located northeast of the Spratly archipelago, it is claimed by China, Taiwan, and the Philippines, and the US has maintained that any attempts to militarize the shoal would cross a "red line."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Scarborough Shoal is 8,572 miles from Washington DC. It is just 11 miles long, and mostly lagoon.

I do think DC ought to be more concerned with problems inside our own borders than with mucking about on the other side of the planet!

Aug 12 07:09

US urges Ukraine-Russia restraint over Crimea

The US State Department said on Thursday that “Crimea is part of Ukraine,” after Poroshenko ordered all Ukrainian army units near Crimea and in the eastern Donbass region to stand at the highest level of combat readiness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear State Department.

What Crimea is a part of is up to the Crimean people. That is in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As a member of the United Nations, the US (that means YOU) is obligated to accept Crimea's right to self-determination. To not do so makes the United States the rogue nation.

Aug 12 07:07

Pentagon Refuses To Disclose How Many U.S. Troops Are Fighting ISIS

The United States will deploy dozens of special operations forces to northern Syria to advise opposition forces in their fight against Islamic State, a major policy shift for President Barack Obama and a step he has long resisted to avoid getting dragged into another war in the Middle East.

Given this new “strategy,” if we can even call it that, I thought it’d be useful to share with readers the 16 times Obama has publicly promised over the last couple of years to not send ground forces into Syria.

Aug 12 07:06

WITH LIBYA, US NOW HAS GROUND FORCES IN FOUR WARS

While it is impossible to know all the dirty deeds of America’s sprawling global empire, news that US ground forces are now fighting in Libya means that US troops are involved in at least four active wars:

Afghanistan: A planned draw-down of troops in 2015 was curtailed by President Obama to leave more troops for combat and advisory missions. This week, US forces were forced to abandon military equipment that then fell into the hands of ISIS.

Iraq: After a removal of major combat forces in 2011, Iraq has become a battleground once again. President Obama has sent roughly 4,600 troops in for combat and advisory roles and built a new base in northern Iraq called “Firebase Bell.”

Syria: Though the US had been supporting Syrian rebel groups, including jihadists, since 2013, US troops have entered the fighting in the country. In January of this year, US special forces took control of a military base in northern Syria.

Aug 11 16:16

War With China Unthinkable? Think Again!

According to a recent study by the Pentagon-linked RAND Corporation, a US military conflict with China is unlikely by calculated move but less unlikely by miscalculation or accident. Does this not mean US interventionism in the South China Sea conflict could lead to such a nightmare scenario? Just this year the US has pushed both Vietnam and the Philippines to a more confrontational position vis-a-vis China.

Aug 11 15:07

FLASHBACK: Legislator Wants Special DRIVERS LICENSE For VETERANS To Protect Law Enforcement From PTSD

A lawmaker wants veterans to have a special New Mexico driver’s license so police would know they’re veterans. The reason why has stirred up debate.

Aug 11 10:55

Ukraine Masses Troops on Crimea Border

Ukrainian residents are reporting that their nation’s military is massing troops and heavy military equipment along the border with the Crimean Peninsula today, following reports from Russian officials of an attempted infiltration of the peninsula, which the Russians identified as a Ukrainian government incursion, and attempted terrorist plot. A Russian soldier and a member of the FSB security service were reported slain in that weekend incident.

Details of the weekend incident are still emerging, but Russian officials reported gunfire, and having captured several of the plotters, who they suspect of being with Ukrainian intelligence, who were aiming to set up a spy network to attack infrastructure in the peninsula.

Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko confirmed the buildup, amid claims of Russian helicopters spotted inside Crimean territory. He added that Ukrainians “should understand that at any minute” a large-scale war with Russia could begin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Andriy Lysenko: After the US sponsored putsch in Kiev, which threw the then-President Yanukovich under the proverbial regime-change bus, Crimea petitioned to join the Russian Federation in a clear and fair referendum, and Russia accepted Crimea as a member of the Russian Federation in 2014, just in case you have conveniently forgotten that little factoid; therefore, it is perfectly logical to have Russian helicopters, or other military equipment, in Crimea at this point.

Ukraine and NATO have been military thumbing their collective noses at Russia by running massive war games in Ukraine in June of this year.

And this happened even though Ukraine is not at this point a formal member of NATO.

The US government is very much on board with a war against Russia, to stop the rise of the ruble, and the steady improvement of the Russian economy, in spite of US and European sanctions against it, for having "allegedly annexed" Crimea, which is not how this came down at all.

And the US government and military have been thinking, very hard, about how such a war would take place, using the Ukraine/Crimean "issue" as the justification, and then the spark. The article below gives a very careful analysis of how the US government expects to win such a war:

How The Pentagon Is Preparing For A Tank War With Russia

This was published on-line on 26 June of this year, right after the US and NATO exercises began in Ukraine.

I would strongly suspect that should the internal DC and White House polls indicated that Trump will win against Clinton in a landslide this November, you may well see wars with China and Russia initiated by the US as a "Welcome to the Presidency gift" from the DNC to Trump before he takes his Oath of Office.

And yes, the Democrats, who have absolutely zero collective moral compass, will play that dirty, no matter how many Americans get killed or maimed for life in such wars, to give Trump the worst possible scenarios with which to deal in his first days in office.

Aug 11 10:24

Lawsuit Aims to Contest US Aid to Clandestine Nuclear Power Israel

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 11 10:04

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 11 08:20

BEX ALERT - WARNING: Christian Churches Must Prepare for Battle with ISIS or Close Their Doors

In the foreword to its magazine, ISIS damns Christians as “cross worshipers,” pagans and idolaters because of their belief in the Holy Trinity. It says Jesus Christ himself was a “slave to Allah” who will return in the last days to wage jihad and “break the crosses”. ISIS encourages followers to build upon the recent success in Normandy France by expanding the attacks to all Christian churches, congregations and pastors. In the recent attack in France, two ISIS terrorists entered a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest on the altar while he was saying mass. A nun was also critically injured in the attack.

The magazine articles make it perfectly clear that there will be no end to the killing of Christians until all of western civilization embraces Islam:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, someone is trying to get the Christians and Muslims to kill each other off! I wonder who that could be? :)

The author of this propaganda is apparently unaware of Islam. Muslims, while not believing Jesus was himself a God, respect him as a profit in the same vein as Moses. Muslims believe that Jesus was not actually crucified but ascended to heaven in much the same manner as Mohammed. The antipathy to Christianity is not within their religion, but the inevitable response to centuries of Christians waging crusades against their homes.

"Entering the city [Jerusalem, July 15, 1099], our pilgrims pursued and killed Saracens up to the Temple of Solomon, in which they had assembled and where they gave battle to us furiously for the whole day so that their blood flowed throughout the whole temple. Finally, having overcome the pagans, our knights seized a great number of men and women, and the killed whom they wished and whom they wished they let live.... Then, rejoicing and weeping from extreme joy, our men went to worship at the sepulchre of jour Saviour Jesus and thus fulfilled their pledge to Him.... They also ordered that all the Saracen dead should be thrown out of the city because of the extreme stench, for the city was almost full of their cadavers. The live Saracens dragged the dead out before the gates and made piles of them, like houses. No one has ever heard of or seen such a slaughter of pagan peoples since pyres were made of them like boundary marks, and no one except God knows their number."

[Histoire anonyme de la premiere croisade, L. Brehier, ed. Paris: Champion, 1924 (From The Portable Medieval Reader, Ed. James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin)]


Aug 11 07:58

JOHN MCCAIN BUSTED! 'MISFILED' CIA RECORDING PROVES HIS ENTIRE CAREER BUILT ON A LIE

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The problem here is not that McCain made the recording. Under torture, a lot of POWs made recordings. Under US torture, a lot of Iraqis claimed to know where Saddam's nuclear weapons were hidden, which turned out not to exist.

The problem is that McCain claimed he had refused to make recordings, was awarded the Silver Star for his "heroism" and built his entire political career on that lie.

In looking at the special treatment accorded McCain over other returned POWs it should be remembered that McCain's father, Admiral McCain, was in charge of the US cover-up of Israel's attack on the USS Liberty. The McCains are hereditary servants of Israel, and Israel always takes good care of its best whores.

Aug 11 07:54

Pentagon reveals no-bid $10 million contract for mercenaries and spies to fight ISIS in Syria

It’s not just U.S. troops battling ISIS. Now the Army is sinking millions of dollars into private intelligence contractors for the fight. Every day at 5 p.m., the Pentagon releases a list of that day’s contracts worth more than $7 million. On July 27, buried in the daily email was an eye-catching detail: Military contractors would be working inside Syria alongside the roughly 300 U.S. troops already deployed there.

Aug 11 06:47

If Two Countries Waged Cyber War On Each Other, Here’s What To Expect

Imagine you woke up to discover a massive cyber attack on your country. All government data has been destroyed, taking out healthcare records, birth certificates, social care records and so much more.

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How about the tax records? Can we blow up those tax records? :)

Aug 11 06:34

Ex-CIA Analyst: Morell's Comments Predict 'Continuation of US Feckless Policy'

Former CIA Deputy-Head Michael Morell, who has thrown his support behind Hillary Clinton for the US presidency, said Tuesday during “CBS This Morning” that Russians and Iranians in Syria should be killed covertly to make their countries "pay a price."

Aug 10 18:48

Obama Administration Forced To Release Drone Kill List “Playbook”

By Derrick Broze

The Obama Administration has released a redacted version of the “drone playbook” which outlines the federal government’s policy on drone strikes.

Late Friday evening the Obama Administration released a redacted version of the Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), sometimes known as “the Playbook” or disposition matrix, which guides the Obama Administration’s decisions on the U.S. government’s drone assassination program. The PPG was originally released in May 2013, but the full content of the document has remained a secret. The public has only ever seen a “fact sheet” that describes the document...

Aug 10 15:58

Warships & Commandos Should Defend English Channel, Says Tory MP

Britain’s shores must be protected from terrorists and people smugglers in the spirit of the First World War by bringing in soldiers and warships, Tory MP Charlie Elphicke has said.

Aug 10 14:44

A Nonviolent Strategy to End War

There is a long history of anti-war and peace activism. Much of this activism has focused on ending a particular war. Some of this activism has been directed at ending a particular aspect of war, such as the use of a type of weapon. Some of it has aimed to prevent a type of war, such as 'aggressive war' or nuclear war. For those activists who regard war as the scourge of human existence, however, 'the holy grail' has always been much deeper: to end war.

Aug 10 13:48

What The Drone ‘Playbook’ Really Says About US Counter-Terrorism Policy

Finally. After three years of delays and a lawsuit from the ACLU, President Obama has disclosed his administration’s rules and procedures for conducting “direct action” counter-terrorism operations, including drone strikes.

Aug 10 13:19

House Panel Finds US Military Compelled Intel Analysts To Downplay ISIS Threat – Report

US military officials pressured lower-level analysts to downplay threats from Islamic State and Al-Qaeda in an intelligence report, a House Republican task force has found, sources told the Daily Beast.

Aug 10 11:29

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

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

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

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

Aug 10 11:20

US Warns Turkey to Back Off Threats, Accusations Over Coup

Since a failed military coup last month, US relations with Turkey have been worsening consistently, with the Erdogan government harshly criticizing the Obama Administration at every chance, variously accusing the US of not being supportive enough and at times accusing the US of being secretly behind the coup.

The State Department appears to be growing weary of this, and has warned the Turkish government to back off the various threats and accusations against the United States surrounding the coup, saying they find Turkey’s “inflammatory rhetoric” a serious problem.

Turkish officials don’t appear to be keen on backing away from the allegations, with pro-government newspapers accusing the US-based Woodrow Wilson Center of being in on the coup, and the Justice Ministry issuing a statement warning that the US is risking bilateral relations by not handing over exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

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Now, let me see what bargaining chips the US State Department has to get Turkey to back off from these accusations; the short answer, is .....absolutely none.

A threat to expel Turkey from NATO?!?

Turkey, as of yesterday's meeting between Erdogan and Putin in St. Petersburg , may be ready to execute a Russian-centric pivot, both economically and militarily, which will mean that NATO membership is something Erdogan may be willing to "sacrifice" to see that this pivot gets nurtured.

And so far, the American and NATO troops which were locked down in Incerlik, (and those estimated 50 - 90 varying payload thermonuclear bombs), as still locked down in Incerlik.

The Obama administration has utterly no game, except to extradite Gulen, dead or alive; my bet would be on the first, rather than the latter, as Gulen is a CIA asset, with extensive knowledge of how the CIA functions in Turkey, and therefore would be a "live liability" should he be extradited alive.

Aug 10 11:04

US Ground Forces Active in Libya Fighting Around Sirte

US special forces have been on the ground in Libya for months, though when the war against ISIS was expanded into the country last week with airstrikes on Sirte, Pentagon officials were quick to insist that there was no ground component to the new operation. That didn’t last long.

Now, officials are conceding that a “small number” of special forces are operating out of a unity government base on the outskirts of Sirte, supporting the ongoing attempts by the unity government’s forces to conquer the city, as well as forwarding targeting information to US warplanes bombing the city.

Details are still scant, and the officials quoted in the media on the matter insisted on anonymity, because officially the ground forces’ involvement in the war hasn’t been formally announced. The troops were originally sent to Libya to find potential allies for a war that officials had been talking about launching for a long time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I completely unsurprised by this development?!?

The Federal government continues to lie to the American people and the world with impunity, as though the are actually believed, when they are not.

But member of this same Federal government appear to live in a parallel reality; this is why every alleged "Congressional Representative" needs to be pink slipped this November.

Aug 10 10:04

We Live In Dangerous Times

We are sitting atop a volcano that could erupt at any moment. Indeed, the only question is not whether it will explode, but when – and where. For this impending seismic event has multiple pathways to the surface, spread across no less than three continents.

Aug 10 10:04

South China Sea Ramp-Up: New Chinese Aircraft Carrier’s Shocking Combat Features

Speaking about the J-15 fighter jets during an August 4 program, Chinese Rear Admiral Yin Zhou said, "Once all eight aircraft fly out in formation, they have a strong combat capability." He noted that the Liaoning can carry up to 20 aircraft, prompting Chinese media to further comment that the carrier exhibits "growing combat capability."

India to Test BrahMos Supersonic Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missiles from Su-30s
The presence of Z-18J airborne early warning (AEW) and Z-18F anti-submarine (ASW) helicopters, never before seen alongside the J-15 on the Liaoning carrier, represents a significant development in China’s joint aviation and naval capabilities, likely forming a full air-wing for the carrier.

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"Big deal. Our latest supercarrier, the Gerald R. Ford, will make short work of China's ... what? Really?!? You're kidding!!! (Ahem) ... Ummmmmmmm ... I have to go do ... something. Press conference is concluded." -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 10 09:48

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 10 09:41

Amid uptick in bombings and civilian deaths, US sells more arms to Saudis

The Saudi-led, U.S.-backed military coalition has resumed bombing in Yemen as an uneasy, five-month-long ceasefire gives way to an escalation in fighting that puts besieged civilians at even greater risk.

Aug 10 08:54

US Nuked Japan To Demonstrate World Must Obey It: Journalist

The United States launched nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to demonstrate to the world, particularly to the Soviet Union, that they must obey the Empire’s demands in the future, an American activist and journalist says.

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 10 08:01

Hundreds of Royal Marines to join the SAS to train New Syrian Army and fight ISIS

Britain will deploy hundreds of elite troops to the Middle East to train Syrian rebel forces in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), it has emerged.

In a bid to break the deadlock in the war-torn nation, Royal Marines will join the SAS to provide the New Syrian Army (NSA) with advanced training in neighboring Jordan.

After the training has finished, NSA fighters will return to battle alongside SAS forces in Syria.

Aug 10 07:47

Hillary, Queen of War: The Road Map Ahead

A Saudi-Moscow alliance for its part would inevitably lead a Queen of War administration towards – what else — regime change in Riyadh disguised as R2P; “responsibility to protect” the Saudi populace. One should expect Hillary crony Samantha Power to vehemently defend it at the UN.

Yet considering the Queen of War’s instincts, all signs do point towards Iran.
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.

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Hillary's win means endless wars and destruction in the Middle East to benefit Israel..We saw what happened in Iraq because of the war she supported, Libya , the war she created, and Syria the war she's still supporting.

The secret visit of retired Saudi general Anwar Eshki to Israel created an anger inside Saudi Arabia. Saudi government lied to their people by telling them that general went to see Palestinians and the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.in an attempt to pacify them.

If she's elected, Hillary and her army of Neocons will not stop at next war with Iran...but they'll continue plotting to take on Russia and Putin...and that's the tragedy of making her a US president.

Aug 10 07:37

Hillary's 'Dream Team': Prominent US War Hawks Join Anti-Trump Brigade

Hillary Clinton's "dream team" comprises the most prominent American war hawks, who have already begun attempting to influence the US foreign policy agenda. At the same time the Clinton camp has launched an unprecedented anti-Trump campaign, to prevent him from winning the race.

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Aug 09 15:38

It’s Huge! World’s Largest Vessel Launches From Dutch Port

The largest vessel ever constructed was launched from Rotterdam port on Saturday.

Aug 09 14:01

Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

“Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy,” warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

“The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire.”

Aug 09 13:46

Muslim Teen Arrested For Bringing Clock To US School Files Lawsuit

The family of Ahmed Mohamed, the American Muslim boy from Texas who was arrested by police after his teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, has sued school officials and others saying his civil rights were violated.

Aug 09 13:43

Trident Nuke Renewal Plan Blown Out The Water By Govt’s Own Watchdog

Britain’s new multibillion-pound Trident nuclear submarine fleet may be in jeopardy after the government’s own watchdog warned the project faces “major risks.”

Aug 09 13:16

‘Before I Die’ Train Station In Paris Unveils Wall For Passengers To Share Their Dreams

In the wake of the new reality of terrorism in Europe, initiatives that may previously have been seen as positive now spark public controversy.

Aug 09 11:14

Marines at pro cop rally agree police are a gang

Last weekend a blue line gang rally was held to show support for police in the wake of the controversial shootings in Fresno and throughout the country. While the participants and organizers might think they are making an effort to support the people they perceive protect them. What is actually happening is they are saying there is no problem. The gang culture in law enforcement is normal and they need to operate outside of the law in order to accomplish such a tough job.

Aug 09 11:07

flashback - CNN AND PSYOPS

Mar 2000 - Military personnel from the Fourth Psychological Operations Group working in CNN's hq in Atlanta

Aug 09 10:46

Wikileaks confirms Hillary sold weapons to ISIS

Although Hillary Clinton has repeatedly denied that she sold weapons to the Islamic Stats while serving as Secretary of State, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims he has proof to the contrary.

Thepoliticalinsider.com reported: In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.

Aug 09 09:44

One bug to rule them all: 'State-supported' Project Sauron malware attacks world's top PCs

Two top electronic security firms have discovered a new powerful malware suite being used to target just dozens of high-value targets around the world. The research shows that it was likely developed on the orders of a government engaging in cyber espionage.

The California-based Symantec has labeled the group behind the attack Strider, while Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs dubbed it ProjectSauron. Both are references to J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, a nod to the fact that the original malware code contained the word “Sauron.”

But behind the playful literary allusions is a powerful piece of software, capable of “harvesting” passwords on entire networks and “modules are designed to perform specific functions like stealing documents, recording keystrokes, and stealing encryption keys from both infected computers and attached USB sticks,” according to Kaspersky.

Aug 09 09:42

Russia arms up: Hillary Clinton vs. The People's Militia of Donbass

"All the rhetoric in Warsaw just almost screams their desire to declare war on Russia. They only talk about defense, but actually are preparing for the offensive ", Gorbachev said.

Almost simultaneously, a contender for the presidency of the United States, Hillary Clinton announced that her main task as president is in ensuring the safety of Americans. Including from the " Russian threat ".

Clinton also expressed confidence that the United States has come to its "moment of truth".

Aug 09 07:57

ISIS, Taliban Call Truce To Fight US-Backed Forces In Afghanistan – Military Officials

Having been engaged in fierce battles against each other for over a year in Afghanistan, Islamic State and Taliban militants have agreed a truce to counter US-backed forces in the region, military officials told American media.

Aug 08 13:00

Another Sarajevo?

While the world is focused on the conflict in the Middle East, and the threat to Europe posed by increasing terrorist attacks, the reality is that the “war on terrorism” is being displaced by the West’s renewed cold war with Russia.

This is true for a couple of reasons:

Aug 08 12:40

Democracy Is Dead

Globalists of all stripes are calling this nationalist revival narrow-minded and obscurantist. Their leading argument is that global problems such as climate change, overpopulation, and poverty require institutions with global authority. But what they should keep in mind is that those various supra-national institutions or entities, which started with stated good intentions, such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), not only have failed to solve any global problems but have, by their corrupt nature made them worse. In the case of the supra-national North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), there is no pretense of being a do-gooder. The armed fist of the Orwellian empire is in the business of globalization of war with decisions made in Washington, DC. In Orwellian times, many supra-national organizations behave like corporations under humanitarian pretenses, when they are in fact parasitic organisms depleting our strength. Meanwhile, no one represents We The People at all. In the world of humanitarianism for profit, public servants have vanished and been replaced by corrupt incompetent groups operating like crime families.

Aug 08 12:21

DEMOCRATS’ TACTIC OF ACCUSING CRITICS OF KREMLIN ALLEGIANCE HAS LONG, UGLY HISTORY IN U.S.

A frequent weapon for Democrats in the 2016 election is to publicly malign those they regard as critics and adversaries as Russia sympathizers, Putin stooges, or outright agents of the Kremlin. To put it mildly, this is not a new tactic in U.S. political discourse, and it’s worth placing it in historical context. That’s particularly true given how many people have now been targeted with this attack.

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 09:00

5 EXPLOSIVE SECRET INTELLIGENCE MEMOS ON LIBYA EVERYONE MUST READ [VIDEO]

Libya is a mess following the western military intervention that started in 2011. We were told it was necessary because there’s an evil dictator who had to be taken out as he was massacring his own people. But is that really why we went to war with Libya? Muammar Gaddafi did have much blood on his hands – from the so-called Toyota War (or Chadian-Libyan conflict) to taking responsibility for Lockerbie. Not to mention his handy role in George W. Bush’s extraordinary rendition program.

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 08 08:35

South Korea Scoffs at China’s Fear of THAAD, Tells Beijing to Stop North Korea

Seoul argues that North Korea poses a present and immediate threat to regional security, but China worries more about being encircled by an increasingly aggressive United States.

Aug 08 08:03

Audit Reveals the Pentagon Doesn’t Know Where $6.5 Trillion Dollars Has Gone

A new Department of Defense Inspector General’s report, released last week, has left Americans stunned at the jaw-dropping lack of accountability and oversight. The glaring report revealed the Pentagon couldn’t account for $6.5 trillion dollars worth of Army general fund transactions and data, according to a report by the Fiscal Times.

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"Dang! It was here just a minute ago!!!"

Aug 08 07:28

Yes, There Is an Antiwar Movement

No War 2016 will be a conference, workshops, and nonviolent action in Washington, D.C., September 23-26, livestreamed to events in other countries, and overlapping with other peace events in places all over the earth. While most well-meaning people are wasting their money on one lousy political candidate or another, NoWar2016 has found support from the Jubitz Family Foundation, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, RootsAction.org, Code Pink, International Peace Bureau, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Jane Addams Peace Association, and Veterans For Peace, and a big list of cosponsors.

Here’s a glimpse of what we have planned:

Aug 08 07:19

“Liar in Chief” Obama Supports the Terrorists, Wants War with Russia and China, Still Intends to Overthrow Syrian Government

I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian government—but not ISIL—as barbaric. The message was clear: Washington still intends to overthrow Assad and turn Syria into another Libya and another Iraq, formerly stable and prosperous countries where war now rages continually.

Aug 07 18:15

Metallica Don't Tread on Me with lyrics

Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail
Never begins it, never, but once engaged
Never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage
Don't tread on me
So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it
Settle the score
Touch me again for the words that you'll hear evermore
Don't tread on me

Aug 07 15:15

Vladimir Putin to Bloomberg and US general officers: you ain’t seen nothing yet

Because Bershidsky cannot apply reason in the political universe. He is working with a perverse ideology that does not allow him to think clearly and rationally. Therefore, he is morally and intellectually blind. Bershidsky again writes,

“The U.S. appears to be allowing Assad, Putin and Iranian generals to implement their plan. If they succeed in taking Aleppo, they will face Islamic State without U.S. support. They probably would be able to defeat the terror group if they’re not forced to fight on several fronts.”[5]

What’s wrong with that? Don’t we want terrorist groups to be defeated once and for all? Didn’t the US declare “war on terror”? Why is defeating terrorist organizations keeping Bershidsky up at night? Obviously Bershidsky shows that he is working for the Powers That Be when he says, “If the U.S. allows this scenario to unfold, its credibility as an international arbiter will inevitably suffer.”[6]

What Bershidsky is implicitly saying here is that if Russia defeats terrorism in Syria, then the credibility of the United States will be at stake!

Aug 07 13:37

‘Martyr’ Briton Killed In Syria Fighting ISIS Alongside Kurdish Peshmerga

A British man killed while fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) in Syria alongside Kurdish forces has been described as a “martyr.”

Aug 07 11:45

ISIS Acquires Another U.S. Weapons Cache

Militants linked to Islamic State have released photos that purport to show weapons and equipment that belonged to American soldiers and were captured by the group in eastern Afghanistan. The photos, which came to light on Saturday, show an American portable rocket launcher, radio, grenades and other gear not commonly used by Afghan troops, as well as close up views of identification cards for a U.S. Army soldier, Specialist Ryan Larson.

Aug 07 11:13

One generation later, madmen have returned. They bring with them the madness of... M.A.D.

Again, absolutely all politics are reduced to White or Black. There is no gray. All peoples of our world again exist within a fateful clash between only two distinct ideologies, best summed-up as; Good vs. Evil. Right vs. Wrong. Life or… death?

Aug 07 09:37

US Government Forced to Release Secret Drone Playbook

By Lauren McCauley

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.

Three years and thousands of deaths later, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama late Friday finally made public its guidelines for conducting lethal drone strikes.

The release of the Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), also known as “the Playbook,” came in response to a lawsuit filed last year by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) seeking the framework—which Obama said at the time was created in the interest of greater transparency and oversight over the expansive targeted killing program...

Aug 07 09:29

US Drone Warfare Relies On ‘Near Certainty’ Of Target IDs & Collateral Damage

The White House has released a redacted copy of the so-called drone strike “handbook”, which outlines US policies on unmanned aerial vehicles, just three years after President Obama promised to make the covert program more transparent.

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 08:56

HILLARY says we will PROVOKE WAR - we'll be in POWER Forever!

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At 1:18!

Aug 07 07:54

US think-tank suggests cyber-attacks on Moscow Metro, St. Pete power grid, RT offices

Page 12, paragraph 7 and I quote: “Poland should announce that it reserves the right to deploy offensive cyber operations (and not necessarily in response just to cyber attacks). The authorities could also suggest potential targets, which could include the Moscow metro, the St. Petersburg power network, and Russian state-run media outlets such as RT.”

Aug 07 07:52

US Navy's newest $12.9bn supercarrier doesn't work: Most expensive warship ever built not ready for battle

The most expensive warship ever built has been delayed from hitting the front line because it is reportedly not ready for battle.

The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford Navy supercarrier - the first of three in its class with a total cost of $43 billion - could potentially struggle with planes landing and taking off, moving military weapons and being able to successfully defend itself, a memo obtained by Bloomberg News reads.

The memo allegedly states 'poor or unknown reliability issues' were identified in a letter dated June 28.

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The military will just declare it ready for combat by imperial edict, like they did last week with the F-35.

Aug 07 07:50

Vote for Hillary Clinton, vote for Armageddon

Three years ago, Hillary Clinton was an ex-politician in retirement from the State Department. She didn't create a lot of interest, she was rarely in the news. Six years ago, Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State of the United States of America, actively engaged in the illegal war against Libya, siding with terrorists on the west's own lists of proscribed groups, rendering Libya a failed state crawling with terrorists, and today Islamic State. Islamic State, which grew up on Hillary Clinton's watch. Hillary Clinton, the Princess of Darkness, masterminded the transformation of Libya from the African country with the highest human development index into the poorest on the continent, a prosperous country which descended into total chaos and a collapse of the res publica. Not a bad day's work for a Secretary of State. - See more at: http://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/columnists/04-08-2016/135227-clint...

Aug 07 07:43

THE CIA WASTED $2 BILLION ON RIFFRAFF PUPPETS

My new book is called “The Lost Hegemon”. A hegemon is the dominate power, the super-power. The US has been the global hegemon since 1945 and, accordingly, this book is about the USA today and their lack of clear strategy besides spreading war and destruction. The reason behind such is that they have ruined their domestic economy though the accumulation of debt and the bank scandals of 2007 and 2008. The boring old patriotic people like David Rockefeller or George Soros share the delusion that they actually own the US and can use it to beat up anybody in the world. But they are losing power.

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 07 07:14

Whistleblower John White on Gulf of Tonkin Incident - the lie that tricked a nation into a war.

Aug 06 17:48

Why the CIA is for Hillary Clinton

As the World Socialist Web Site has previously pointed out, Trump did not crawl out of the Manhattan sewers or a Munich beer hall. He emerged from the well-heeled, corrupt circle of real estate speculators in New York City, where he had the closest ties with the Democratic Party machine. He was molded and promoted for decades by the corporate-controlled media and the political establishment. He and the Clintons are old friends: he invited them to one of his weddings; they asked for his money for their political campaigns and bogus charities.

Aug 06 16:46

Terrorist Attack In NZ 'Not If But When'

A leaked executive memo from the New Zealand Defence Force warns a terror attack on home soil is “not a matter of if, but when” and its staff are the prime targets.

Aug 06 16:36

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death and Hell Followed Him — Paul Craig Roberts

All of the violence in the Middle East, violence that has consumed countless lives and produced millions of war refugees now overrunning Washington’s NATO vassals in Europe, is 100 percent the fault of Washington, not the fault of ISIL, or Assad, or Russia. Washington and only Washington is to blame.

Aug 06 12:57

Hiroshima: 71 Years Ago Today, The US Govt Carried Out One of the Worst Terrorist Acts in History

By Matt Agorist

In May, Barack Obama became the first US president in history to visit the memorial of the American atomic bombings of Japan in Hiroshima. However, in true American fashion, he offered no apology.

“We have a shared responsibility to look directly in the eye of history. We must ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again,” Obama said in a speech at the memorial on Friday.

The location of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was once the city’s busiest downtown commercial and residential district. However, the devastating atomic blast from the U.S. bomb that killed over 100,000 innocent civilians left the clearing in which the monument now sits.

Aug 06 12:38

Before America Wanted to Eradicate Them, the U.S. Military was Weaponizing the Zika Mosquito

By Justin Gardner

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.

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The story of Zika-carrying mosquitoes gets even more interesting when we delve into history. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, the U.S. military is involved.

An investigation by Sarah Laskow at Atlas Obscura found that in the 1950s, the U.S. was seeking to weaponize the Aedes aegypti mosquito while Brazil and other Latin American countries were trying to eradicate it...

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.

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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 09:15

Is Trump Trying to Prevent a New Cold War?

A leading American expert on US-Russian relations suggests that the candidate’s message is being drowned out by a "neo-McCarthyite" mainstream media that solely want to brand him as a "Manchurian candidate" rather than considering the merit of his positions on Russia and NATO.

Aug 06 08:47

Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service

Having access to reliable phone service is an essential necessity in a soldier's life. It could be the only way to stay connected to loved ones. That's why it's so disturbing to hear that some of our military personnel are being left without service.

An undisclosed number of our active troops and veterans are having to deal with no phone service. Defense Mobile, a service provider set up for the military, has disabled some of the troops' phone numbers. Their service being cut off is the result of the company's financial troubles.

Aug 06 08:00

FLASHBACK - The Plan -- according to U.S. General Wesley Clark

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AND HILLARY WILL CONTINUE THIS PLAN!

Aug 06 06:50

The Marines continue to lose pilots; F-18 grounded

The Marine Corps has grounded the entire fleet Hornet inoperative as a result of yet another accident, which occurred last Tuesday. The stand-down will cover all Marine Air Wings not arrayed in battle in the globe.

The last F-18C Marine crashed a few hours ago, near the Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada. The pilot, assigned to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, was able to launch, reporting only minor injuries. However, it is the second incident in a week to involve Hornet Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 based in Miramar, California.

On 28 July, an F-18C crashed near Twentynine Palms, California, during a night training mission. Died pilot. Last June, two other Super Hornet, this time the Blue Angels, were destroyed during a training mission off the North Carolina coast. Since last May, the US air force has altogether lost five Hornet and two pilots.

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 22:38

Washington Post Glorifying Khizr Khan Back In 2005

Professional hatchet bitch McCrummen misleads that Khans came to U.S. from Pakistan for liberty. No mention of their life in UAE where son (who resembles neither) was born.

Aug 05 16:48

Promises Of Peace, Realities Of War

A common observation about the role of foreign policy in the current presidential race is that Donald Trump’s candidacy is profiting from a lack of appetite among much of the electorate for continued heavy and costly U.S. involvement in overseas conflict.

Aug 05 15:54

Manning’s Death Wouldn’t Be Enough For The State

The ACLU reports that due to Chelsea Manning’s attempted suicide on July 5th in the Fort Leavenworth military prison she could face additional charges including “resisting the force cell move team;” “prohibited property;” and “conduct which threatens.”

Aug 05 15:40

The Danger of Excessive Trump Bashing

The widespread disdain for Donald Trump and the fear of what his presidency might mean have led to an abandonment of any sense of objectivity by many Trump opponents and, most notably, the mainstream U.S. news media. If Trump is for something, it must be bad and must be transformed into one more club to use for hobbling his candidacy.

Amid his incoherence and insults, Trump has raised valid points on several important questions, such as the risks involved in the voracious expansion of NATO up to Russia’s borders and the wisdom of demonizing Russia and its internally popular President Vladimir Putin.

Aug 05 14:08

THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR - PANEL DISCUSSION

This is a panel discussion that took place after the recent premiere of George Galloway's documentary - THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR . NB this appears to be a home made video probably shot on a cell phone, but the audio is quite good.

Warning: Quite a bit of swearing and rough language from the audience when the sole member of the panel who was there to defend Tony Blair's record had the mic.

Aug 05 14:01

The Reluctant Enemy

The Enemy according to Trump is unemployment, outsourcing, immigration, wars abroad, neocons and free-wheeling allies, the Clintonites chose, Russia as the enemy.

In words of Jeffrey Sachs, “Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex supporting every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.” And now she and her party set their sights on Russia.

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 11:27

Syria: CNN “Normalizes” Suicide Bombers and “Embeds Reporters” with ISIS and Al Qaeda “Freedom Fighters”

As the battle for Aleppo gathers momentum and the encircled terrorist factions respond violently to the strangulation of their supply lines and diminishment of their territory in eastern Aleppo, CNN goes to extraordinary lengths to obfuscate US connections to these terror gangs, romanticise the role of terror in Syria and even more astonishingly “normalise” suicide bombers and promote the re-branded Al Nusra as the new “moderates”.

Al Nusra Front (aka Al Qaeda in Syria) under new nomenclature suddenly become ‘freedom fighters’ (sounds familiar) and the new ‘reasonable option’ in the US mainstream media and the US voting public barely seem to notice?

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The truth of the business is, there ARE no "moderate jihadists", as proven by the publicly filmed beheading of a Palestinian boy by a US-government sponsored group of jihadists a couple of weeks back.

Warning: this is NOT for the faint of heart, and is horrifically graphic.

Image of Palestinian boy being murdered by US-sponsored jihadists in Syria

I have to wonder; where was Clarissa Ward then?!?

Aug 05 10:54

Obama at Pentagon: Syria Mess is All Assad's Fault

Two years ago this very week, in fact, President Obama informed the American people that he was launching "targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water..."

There was no chance of this very limited rescue operation expanding, he assured us:
As Commander-in-Chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq. And so even as we support Iraqis as they take the fight to these terrorists, American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq, because there’s no American military solution to the larger crisis in Iraq.
Two years later, the lies are laid bare. US troops are indeed fighting another war in Iraq, with the addition of wars in Syria and Libya to boot.

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This man continues to lie with impunity, but even more terrifyingly, appears to have withdrawn to his own parallel universe when it comes to taking any personal responsibility whatsoever about the fluster clucks which he has either enlarged (like Afghanistan and Iraq) or Libya, where the actions of the US and NATO created a classic failed state status of its two, battling, governments.

Aug 05 10:21

Obama, Clinton and a permanent state of war: The never-ending bloodshed that no one wants to talk about

Back on election night 2008 I was outside the Rutgers dorms in New Brunswick, New Jersey when Barack Obama was declared the winner. Thousands of college students poured out of their dorms and onto the streets in a spontaneous celebration of the victory of “hope and change.”

Their joy and exuberance was contagious. On that night even the cops embraced them.

I often wonder where those millennials are today? How many are unemployed, have put off plans to get married, are stuck in low paying jobs, or are still living with their parents stuck on the treadmill that is their student debt.

Eight years later, the candidate that ran on “hope and change” has provided perfect continuity with the war on terror that was started by his Republican predecessor, except the civilian casualty list is much longer and the theater of the war much wider.

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The US government, in its pursuit of these bloody,preemptive wars of aggression, in order to secure resources to which this country has absolutely no moral right, coupled with the extra-judicial assassinations of people with zero due process, appear absolutely to be engineered to create more wars.

This has had, and will have, ultimately, blowback at home.

People around the world, in resource-rich areas, do not hate us because we are free; they hate us because we have assassinated their wives; children, grandparents; aunties, and uncles in the name of control over their countries' resources, which will then be controlled by the multinational corporations which contribute to political candidates, and sold only in US dollars.

As I have said many times at this blog, as a Christian pacifist activist, I abhor violence as a tactic with which to resolve geopolitical disputes; but that being said, I can understand the anger which motivates such violence.

And as rational human beings, we cannot reasonably expect that this violence will not come back to haunt this country, either in the form of alleged "lone wolf" attacks, or concerted group efforts.

But should this happen, when it happens, we have no one else to blame but ourselves, for not demanding a national dialogue about these wars, and these extrajudicial assassinations, and how, perhaps we can avoid this in the future.

I have a very bright first cousin, who is a Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law at a very prestigious university, and we talk every couple of weeks.

One of the things he has mentioned to me several times is that this country needs to start investing significant money with which to develop alternative energy which really works, and can power a plane, or ship, or tank.

That could make the need for fossil fuels nearly obsolete, which makes the necessity of invading those countries with those resources obsolete as well.

Can you imagine what the US government could do with the money being dead-ended into wars?!? We could develop a health-care system which really works; take care of our Veterans; fix our crumbling infrastructure; and develop an educational system which could be the envy of the world.

Unfortunately, however, people in leadership do what they know; and American leadership has been at an endless war with people all over the world for years, in order to grab resources, control them, and insure that they are sold only in US dollars.

I am deeply concerned that the only way this will stop is for this country to be so soundly defeated militarily that it will never contemplate wars of aggression again.

I hope I am wrong on that last bit, but realistically, that seems to be where this country is headed.

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 09:45

“Thinking Through the Unthinkable”: RAND Corporation Lays out Scenarios for US War with China

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.

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 08:36

New Report Reveals Suicide Rate Among US Veterans Skyrockets

The Office of Suicide Prevention at the US Department of Veterans Affairs released a report Wednesday stating that the suicide rate among American veterans increased 32% from 2001 to 2014. Notably, an increase was marked among veterans who do not use Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services -- in particular female veterans.

Aug 05 08:23

WATCH: US Marines Are Getting Land Drones With Heavy Machine Guns and Tiny UAVs

The US Marine Corps has spent years developing multiple unmanned combat robots, and last month it took them for a test drive.

Aug 05 08:04

Hillary’s Shariah Law Expert Khizir Khan Folds His Tent

Khizir Khan, the father of the celebrated dead Muslim soldier, has much to hide from the American electorate, judging from the fact that the website of KM Khan, immigration attorney and Shariah law scholar, has been pulled from the Internet. He’s packed his tent to ride off into the sunset on a camel.

Hook, line and sinker, the mainstream news is dangling like a sucker fish chummed by that Shariah-espousing shyster for the Saudi lobby, namely Khizir Khan, Esq. The shameless press corps simply repeated his partisan diatribe at the Democratic party convention at face value without fact-checking or even the slightest pretense of balance. Nor was the circumstances of his soldier son's death put in the context of an illegal war in Iraq and subsequent jihadist upsurge. The televised subversion of American democracy was accomplished flawlessly by a planted agent of the Sunni Salafist regime, who sat next to Hillary Clinton on the night of her nomination.

Aug 05 07:50

10 Facts the Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You About the War in Syria

Corporate media regularly attempts to present Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria as solely responsible for the ongoing conflict in the region. The media does report on events that contradict this narrative — albeit sparingly — but taken together, these underreported details shine a new light on the conflict.

Aug 05 07:48

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death — Paul Craig Roberts

I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian government—but not ISIL—as barbaric. The message was clear: Washington still intends to overthrow Assad and turn Syria into another Libya and another Iraq, formerly stable and prosperous countries where war now rages continually.

It sickens me to hear the President of the United States lie and construct a false reality, so I turned off the broadcast. I believe it was a press conference, and I am confident that no meaningful questions were asked.

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 05 06:57

Iran Captures Daesh Terrorists Sent from Mosul, Raqqa: Senior MP

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi has said that Iran has arrested several terrorists that Daesh had sent from Iraq and Syria.

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... so the White House would have an excuse to start bombing Iran, no doubt!

Aug 04 16:24

Eric Trump weighs in on father’s feud with Khan family

“My father’s simple message – it’s not an anti-Muslim message, it’s [an] anti-terror message,” he said. “You know, we have ISIS and they’re running rampant around the world and we have to do something about it and quite frankly, if you look at Hillary.”

Khizr Khan gave a blistering denunciation of Donald Trump at last week’s Democratic National Convention.

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