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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

 

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,485

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,589,974,384,516

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

"This film was absolutely WONDERFUL! It is inspiring and maddening"

Authority & Expectations
 

Smart and provocative young veteran, Wray Harris, unlocks the sufferings served by the Iraq war.
 

"I Am An American Indian Patriot"

"We live in a prisoner of war camp, that's why they call it a reservation"
 

A Pantomime World

By Adam Curtis

A fake bubble of certainty that has imprisoned us in the west - and is now preventing us from understanding what is really going on in the world outside.

The Power of Nightmares

By Adam Curtis

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

“How we can solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem”,
 
  “I simply got tired of western mainstream media presenting the Palestinian-Israeli issue as being complex."

Miko Peled Debunks Jewish Myths

"If Anybody here, came hoping to hear a balanced presentation, then they are going to be sorely disappointed.

"Political Fraud"

Indoctrination By Propaganda Works

Lifting the Veil:
Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy


This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”.

Surviving Progress

The film connects financial collapse, growing inequality and global oligarchy with the sustainability of mankind itself.

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

A brief and crucial history of the United States

The Most Honest Three and a Half Minutes of Television. Ever......?

Scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom.

U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces...
As The Pilot Sings 'Bye, Bye Miss American Pie'


It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.

The Power Principle

Simply brilliant. - This is probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy.

Managing Public Perception - Psywar

The real battlefield is your mind.

The Century of the Self

How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.

Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism?

Norman Finkelstein: American Radical

Probing, definitive documentary about Jewish-American political scientist Norman Finkelstein

Stop the Machine!!!!!:
 
A brief and crucial history of the United States.

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government

Lives In The Balance : Jackson Browne

"You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that you've seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war "

American Drug War - The Last White Hope

How money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government.

 
How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel
 
The Fourth World War

Documentary of radical resistance to global capitalism

 
The Israel Lobby

Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so?

 
John Pilger: 'The War on Democracy'

The story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror".

 
Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

Dick Cheney reveals the reasons why invading Baghdad and toppling Saddam Hussein wouldn't be a great idea.

 
Poison DUst

Poison DUst tells the story of young soldiers who thought they came home safely from the war, but didn't.

 
John Pilger: Truth Game

The worldwide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race is scrutinised.

 
The Road To Guantanamo

Three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at Guantánamo for over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors that awaited them there

 

"I Witnessed The Degradation And Murder Of Detainees":

A prisoner of the "war on terror" disturbing allegations of mistreatment and murder.

 
Global Dimming

It reveals that we may have grossly underestimated the speed at which our climate is changing. At its heart is a deadly new phenomenon.

 
 An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's Documentary on the dangers of climate change and global warming

 

America Freedom to Fascism

Startling facts about our laws, raising critical issues that Americans must consider if they are to be a free people.


 

Despotism & Democracy : Video

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Season of Goodwill… West Delivers Sanctions, Suffering and Conflict

By Finian Cunningham

Kiev is a runaway train wreck, an insatiable Frankenstein monster.  
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John Pilger: 'Real Possibility of Nuclear War'
Ukraine Crisis Could Start World War 3


Video

With Russia, Pilger says he has never known the truth ‘so inverted’ over any one issue.
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Russia Will Be Able To Overcome Economic Problems - Chinese Foreign Minister

By TASS

"If the Russian side needs it, we shall offer all possible support we may have,” the foreign minister said
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“10 days in the Islamic State”

By Adam Withnall

Inside Isis: The first Western journalist ever given access to the 'Islamic State' has just returned – and this is what he discovered.
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Ayatollah Khamenei's 6 Reasons to Prove ISIS Serves the U.S. and Israel

Video

Take a look at the condition of today's Libya, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and see against whom the forces and swords of Muslims are being used.
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Banning Dissent in the Name of Civility
Truth, Is the Last Thing the Israel Lobby and its Lackeys Seek


By Chris Hedges

Israeli Jews think —we are the chosen people of God, we are chosen to do anything we damn well please. To take people’s land. Take people’s lives.”
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Torture’s Time for Accountability

By Ray McGovern

The President still lives in fear of the shady characters at Langley.
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Abolishing the CIA

By Robert C. Koehler

One can no more ‘authorize’ torture than rape or slavery. Torture inhabits that same moral category, which ethicists label intrinsic evil, always wrong — whether it ‘works’ or not.”
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Tea Partiers Are Right: Jeb Is a RINO

By Matt Taibbi

Apparently, the American political establishment isn't just afraid of new ideas, it's afraid of new people.
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42 people killed' in central Yemen: Dozens of Houthi rebels have been killed in central Yemen in a suspected revenge attack after at least 40 people from a rival tribe were kidnapped by the Shia group, sources told Al Jazeera.

40 alleged ISIL militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq: At least 40 militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were killed in airstrikes on Sunday by US-led international coalition forces in the western Iraqi province of Anbar.

Sinjar battle: Kurds 'take control' of large area from IS: Kurdish authorities say their Peshmerga forces have taken control of a "large area" of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State militants.

Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's Mosul hub: Peshmerga forces expand a major offensive against ISIL while also delivering aid to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar.

US soldiers engage ISIL in first Iraq combat since 2011: The clashes would mark the first time that US ground forces have engaged ISIL militants since President Barack Obama authorised air strikes on the group in August.

20 jihadists killed in failed east Syria airport attack: At least 20 Islamist State (IS) group members were killed in the second failed jihadist bid in a month to take over an air base in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said Sunday.

Assad tells Iran's Larijani he backs local truces: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told a top official from key supporter Iran on Sunday that his government is working on "reconciliations" to end the brutal civil war, state news agency SANA said.

Wars’ Cost to U.S. Since the Sept. 11 2001: $1.6 Trillion : A June cost-of-war assessment by Neta Crawford, a political science professor at Boston University, put the potential total cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and assistance to Pakistan since 2001 at $4.4 trillion, including $316 billion in interest costs and $1 trillion through 2054 for veterans care.

Egypt Opens Border Crossing with Gaza: For the first time in nearly two months, Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming travelers from the Gaza Strip, confirmed Palestinian and Egyptian officials. Rafah is the only crossing with Gaza that does not border Israel.

14 Militants Killed in Egypt Army Raids: Fourteen militants have been killed and 45 others arrested in army raids in Egypt's North Sinai region in the past three days, the military said today.

US delivers Apache helicopters to Egypt: Ten Apaches delivered to Cairo after part lifting of aid freeze to the country, according to senior US official.

Qatar announces full support for Egyptian leader: Qatar has ended more than a year of enmity toward Egypt, announcing its “full support” for the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Nigeria: 82 killed in Borno gun battle: No fewer than 80 Boko Haram insurgents and two soldiers lost their lives when suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram sect laid ambush along the troubled Maiduguri-Damboa road which was closed down for motorists since July this year.

Kenya security law: President Uhuru Kenyatta signs bill: The new anti-terror legislation gives the security and intelligence agencies the right to detain terror suspects for up to one year and requires journalists to obtain police permission before investigating or publishing stories on domestic terrorism and security issues.

Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghan civilians in Kunar: "Last evening a pickup truck, with women and children onboard, was blown up by a roadside bomb, that killed seven people including two little girls," Nari police chief Mohammad Yousuf told AFP news agency.

Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint: An Afghan official says seven policemen were killed in a northern province after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents.

At least 5 alleged militants killed by Pakistani security forces: At least five alleged militants have been killed by Pakistani security forces in the area of Bazargarai on the outskirts of Peshawar. The military said in a statement, a local militant commander was among those killed in the operation.

Pakistan: More executions after Peshawar school massacre: Pakistan has hanged four prisoners, the second set of executions since a death penalty moratorium was lifted after the Peshawar school massacre. On Friday, Pakistan executed two convicts. This followed the Taliban attack on the school that left 141 people - 132 of them children - dead. 

Russia’s military doctrine remains ‘solely defensive’ – Putin: Russia is going to maintain its security “consistently and rigorously,” President Vladimir Putin has said. And despite NATO’s military buildup close to Russian borders, the national military doctrine will remain solely defensive, he said.

Slumping Russian ruble threatens German economy – top exec: “Thirty-six percent of companies assume that they have to cancel their projects,” he cited the results of the poll, recently carried out by the German Chamber of Commerce in Russia among almost 300 German companies.

Obama says Putin no 'chess master' as Russian rouble spirals: President Barack Obama hit back at foreign policy critics in an interview aired this morning, brushing off claims he had been naively outmaneuvered by Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis.

EU asks Russia to go ahead with South Stream: Bulgaria is obliged to stand by its obligations to prepare for construction work and issue the required permissions, Bulgarian Prime Minister said after talks with the EU leaders

US “troubled” over slew of deals during Putin-Modi summit: The outcome of the recent summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi gave an all-embracing boost to the strategic partnership between Russia and India

Russia to begin food imports from Iran in January 2015: First batches of food products from Iran will be supplies to Russia already in January 2015, a representative of the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary authority (Rosselkhoznadzor), Alexey Alexeyenko, who has just returned from a visit to Iran, told TASS on Sunday.

China and the United States: Who Is Number One?: A NYT article on China's growth seems to have gotten data from the International Monetary Fund backward. It told readers:

The FBI told their story about North Korea attacking Sony. Read what they didn’t tell you.: No matter how often they lie to us, Americans believe what the government tells us. They lie, we believe, their lies are exposed — rinse, repeat. It makes us easy to govern, incapable of self-government, and quite different than our skeptical unruly forebearers.

Leaked CIA docs teach operatives how to infiltrate EU: WikiLeaks' ?hief editor Julian Assange explains that these documents show that “under the Obama administration the CIA is still intent on infiltrating European Union borders and conducting clandestine operations in EU member states."

11 killed as Mexico troops sent to La Ruana after vigilante shoot-out: The two groups of vigilantes were set up to fight the local drug cartel, but have since become bitter rivals and have started fighting each other. Five members of a group led by Hipolito Mora and six followers of his rival, Luis Antonio Torres, were killed.

Raul Castro: US Must Respect That Cuba Will Remain Socialist; "In the same way that we have never demanded that the United States change its political system, we will demand respect for ours," Raul Castro told the National Assembly.

US seeks to overthrow Venezuela government: official: "This US interference is aimed at promoting violence... against our institutions" to oust staunch US critic Maduro, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino told Telesur television.

Cops' killer angry at chokehold death: A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

Head of Police Union Declares War on Protesters After NYPD Cops ‘Assassinated’: Two NYPD officers were killed Saturday in what a tearful New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described as “execution style” as they sat in a patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Rally against police violence forces partial Mall of America shutdown: A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for last-minute holiday shopping.

December 20, 2014

Putin is Right

By Gerald Celente

Putin insisted today: “It’s not payback for Crimea. It’s the cost of our natural desire to preserve Russia as a nation, a civilization and a state.
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"All The Cards Are In Putin's Hands"
Russia, India And China Will Takeover World Leadership


By Paul Craig Roberts

Will Russia’s Response to Washington’s Aggression Be to Release Black Swans?
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Russian Roulette:
Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives


By Ellen Brown

The preamble to the Dodd-Frank Act claims “to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts.” But it does this through “bail-in”: authorizing “systemically important” too-big-to-fail banks to expropriate the assets of their creditors, including depositors.
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The “Impending” Russian Maidan

By Tony Cartalucci

The use of armed elements to assist in US-engineered political subversion is not speculation.
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The Syrian "Regime" is Guarding the Borders of Israel?

By Linh Dinh


Talking to a Palestinian about Israel, American Dissent, Brainwashing and Hijacked Protests.
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American Exceptionalism and American Torture

By William Blum

If the torturers of the Bush and Obama administrations are not held accountable in the United States they must be pursued internationally under the principles of universal jurisdiction.
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The Queen of Torture
Meet Alfreda Bikowsky, the Senior Officer at the Center of the CIA’s Torture Scandals:


By Glenn Greenwald and Peter Maass

This officer, is the same one who “dropped the ball when the C.I.A. was given information that might very well have prevented the 9/11 attacks; she gleefully participated in torture sessions afterward;
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America, Nation of Torturers:
Stop Saying “This Isn’t Who We Are” — Here’s The Real Truth


By Charles Davis

Terrible findings in the torture report "are not who we are," John Kerry claims. Well, here's a U.S. history lesson.
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Sony Hack - NYT Editors Find New Iraq WMD

By Moon Of Alabama

Yeah - those folks never lie. Right?
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Fidel Castro’s Legacy

By Stephen Lendman

This article a snapshot of some of his achievements. Impressive by any standard.
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Fact or fiction? IS executed 100 foreign fighters who tried to quit: report: The Islamic State group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.

Kurdish militants kill 33 IS fighters in northern Syria: A total of 33 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) were killed Friday during clashes with Kurdish militants in Syria's northern city of Ayn al-Arab, or Kobane, bordering Turkey, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.

ISIL 'publicly executes' Syrian in Aleppo: SITE has obtained footage showing the crucifixion of an alleged government spy in Aleppo

Massive defense bill authorizing Syrian rebel training approved by Obama: President Barack Obama has signed the $585 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2015. It authorizes the training and sending of aid to Syrian rebels for two years, and provides $5 billion to train Iraqis battling ISIS

Bombings kill 12 in Iraq: Bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol killed 12 people in and around Baghdad Saturday, Iraqi authorities said.

1,000 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne headed to Iraq: Approximately 1,000 paratroopers from the Army’s famed 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq early next year to help the Iraqi security forces take on the Islamic State, the Pentagon announced Friday.

Saudi security forces kill four militants in east: The interior ministry said the men were behind the killing of a soldier there last Sunday. The soldier was killed when his unit came under fire from fields near al-Awamiya last Sunday. His colleague was also injured.

Hamas asks Egypt to pressure Israel to abide by Gaza truce: Hamas says airstrikes a 'major violation' of Gaza ceasefire while Israel says they were in retaliation for a rocket attack

Secret Tapes: Olmert Calls Sheldon Adleson ‘Dog, Son Of A Dog’: Secret tapes of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, released in public on Thursday, reveal that Republican casino mogul Sheldon Adelson told President George W. Bush that Olmert was a “traitor.”

Guess who credits the Mossad with producing the Iran, 'laptop documents?': Evidence has continued to accumulate that the documents - sometimes called the “laptop documents” because they were said to have been on a laptop computer belonging to one of the participants in the program - were fabricated by Israel’s foreign intelligence agency (Mossad).

Ex-IAEA Chief Warns on Using Unverified Intel to Pressure Iran: Former IAEA Director General Han Blix has called for greater skepticism about the intelligence documents and reports alleging Iranian nuclear weapons work and warned that they may be used to put diplomatic pressure on Tehran.

35 Boko Haram militants killed in battle with Nigerian forces: “The Boko Haram attacks on Damboa began before Friday prayers and most of them died from the gun battle,” Haruna Ibrahim, a member of a vigilante militia, which fights alongside the military, said by phone Saturday.

Ebola death toll reaches 7,373, over 19,000 infections; The latest data, posted by the World Health Organization (WHO), showed an increase of 500 deaths compared to statistics published by the UN health agency two days ago on December 17.

U.S. drone strike, Pakistan forces kill at least 10 alledged Taliban fighters: Around 200 alledged Taliban fighters killed since Tuesday's school massacre in Peshawar, which left 148 people dead.

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan war reach new high in 2014: U.N.: - At least 3,188 Afghan civilians have been killed in the intensifying war with the Taliban in 2014, making it the deadliest year on record for non-combatants, the United Nations said on Friday.

Obama vows response to North Korea over attack: President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.

North Korea Hacked Sony? Don't Believe It, Experts Say: "The U.S. security-intelligence complex is running amok once again," Sean Sullivan, a security adviser at Finnish antivirus firm F-Secure, tweeted. "Washington, D.C., is incapable of saying 'we don't know.'"

North Korea probably not behind Sony Pictures hack, says cyber security expert - video : Caroline Baylon, a research associate in cyber security at Chatham House, discusses why the North Korean government was probably not behind the hack of Sony Pictures.

North Korea demands joint inquiry with US into Sony Pictures hack: Pyongyang denies responsibility for cyber-attack and threatens grave consequences if Washington continues to blame it

Putin says no one can 'intimidate or isolate' Russia: President Vladimir Putin said Saturday no country can “intimidate” or “isolate” Russia, after the West imposed new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Obama authorizes ‘economic embargo’ on Russia’s Crimea: Obama has issued an executive order that “prohibits the export of goods, technology, or services to Crimea and prohibits the import of goods, technology, or services from Crimea, as well as new investments in Crimea,” according to the statement.

German Foreign Minister Warns Against More Russia Sanctions: Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, warned against imposing more sanctions on Russia in an interview that was published on Friday, saying bringing Russia to its knees would not make Europe safer.

Italian PM urges revision of attitude to Russia, opposes sanctions: The Italian prime minister opposed the idea of more sanctions against Russia.

Hollande risks EU split with debate on Russian sanctions relief: Europe has stumbled into a debate over the end of sanctions on the economically distressed Russia after French President Francois Hollande became the first major leader to dangle the prospect of easing the curbs.

China stakes claim in Central and Southeast Europe: A Chinese agreement to finance a high-speed railway from Belgrade to Bucharest was one of around $10bn worth of investments, mainly in the energy and infrastructure sectors, signed during a China-Central and Eastern Europe summit this week. By funding the railway, Beijing hopes to establish a rapid connection from Greece’s Pireaus Port through the Balkans to the EU member states of Central Europe.

Dollar's Strength could be Global Economy's Weakness, Says BIS Report: These warnings came after China revealed some very disappointing trade figures last Monday. Further, the dollar rose to a seven-year high against the yen and a five-year high against the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, a mixed basket of 10 currencies.

Skype Opens America’s Borders. Green Cards for All!: Beginning in 2015 and escalating from then on, skilled workers from all over the world will have the digital equivalent of green cards. They will be legal to hire. They will flood into America’s middle-class job markets.

Cuba 'will not change' communist system, despite thaw with US: Cuban President Raul Castro has hailed a recent US move to normalise bilateral relations, but stressed that Havana will not change its political system. He also warned that Cuba faced a "long and difficult struggle" before the US removed its economic embargo.

Torturing Democracy: None of us can any longer ‘Cover Our Eyes’ to CIA abuses: The torture chambers operated in the dark while Washington gave them cover. Torture was not the work of a few “bad apples” – in the CIA or the military – but the result of official policy set at the government’s highest levels.

Pentagon anti-bomb force 'improperly retained' information on Americans; The Pentagon’s taskforce charged with stopping insurgent bombs has - collected information on American companies and their executives, people inside the United States, US military personnel and Afghan farmers. Despite internal Pentagon criticism, it continues to carry out intelligence functions.

FBI evidence often mishandled, inquiry finds: FBI agents in every region of the country have mishandled, mislabeled, and lost evidence, according to a highly critical internal investigation that discovered errors with nearly half the pieces of evidence it reviewed.

13 Years In Prison For Two Marijuana Joints In Louisiana?: Bernard’s sentence is a prime example of the draconian nature of the marijuana laws in many states across the country.

Milwaukee protesters block interstate over police killings: At least 73 adults and one minor have been taken into custody by Milwaukee police for blocking interstate highway 43 while protesting the killing of an unarmed and mentally infirm black man by police officer earlier this year.

Your police raid outrage of the day: Generally speaking, unless you’re certain your local police agency provides good training for crisis intervention and has a track record of resolving these situations peacefully, you should be cautious about calling the police when a loved one is having emotional problems.

Hard Times in a Boom Town: Pennsylvanians Describe Costs of Fracking: Aikens pulls a tattered photocopy of a ten cent check from his wallet, emblazoned with the logo of a division of Chesapeake Energy. It's the royalty check for the gas produced on his 359 acre farm, after post-production expenses were deducted from the check.

Sea level rise threatening Kennedy Space Center in Florida: "There's reason to be nervous now because the problem is so obvious," Peter Adams, a geology professor at the University of Florida, told Reuters.

December 19, 2014

Putin’s Next Move Is Crucial
Ruble Takedown Exposes Cracks in Putin’s Defense


By Mike Whitney

Has Putin adjusted to the fact that WW3 will be unlike any conflict in the past, that jihadi-proxies and Neo Nazi-proxies will be employed as shock troops for the empire clearing the way for US special forces and foot soldiers who will hold ground and establish the new order?
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What Putin Is Not Telling Us

By Pepe Escobar

This is a doomsday scenario. But don’t provoke the bear, because the bear could pull that off in a flash.
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Western Nations Want to Chain 'the Russian Bear' - Putin

Video and Transcript

“Do we place our troops at US borders?
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Financial Imperialists Attack Russia
Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue?


By Paul Craig Roberts

China has a stake in Russia’s strength as part of China’s protection from US aggression, whether economic or military.
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Free Fall of the Ruble
A brilliant Ploy of Russian Economic Wizards?


By Peter Koenig

Russia and China are detaching their economies from that of the West.
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Foreign Bankers Rape Ukraine

By William Engdahl

If it were not for the fact that the lives of some 45 million people are at stake, Ukrainian national politics could be laughed off as a very sick joke.
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In Case You Missed It
Full Spectrum Dominance
Dick Cheney’s Song of America


By David Armstrong

The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike.
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In Case You Missed It
Neocon Imperialism, 9/11, and the Attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq

By David Ray Griffin

The new cause was to shape this new self-definition, thereby getting Americans ready to accept a policy of global unilateralism.
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Modern-Day Mengeles
America's Terror War Torture Shrinks


By Chris Floyd

They are the criminal vanguard of a radical movement that is now holding the nation hostage. And any political "opposition" that does not recognize this fact is worse than useless; it is, as we've said before, complicit in the gang's crimes.
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If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran

By Trita Parsi and Ryan Costello

America's Cuba policy has long been an open joke in international circles.
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Ending the Cold War on Cuba?
From the Freezer to the Chiller


By Finian Cunningham


The move this week by Obama on Cuba is no more than a public relations manoeuvre.
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Regime Change In Cuba

By Paul Craig Roberts


In short, normalization of relations means regime change in Cuba. Soon Cuba will be another of Washington’s vassal states.
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The Problem with Obama’s Cuba Speech

By Matt Peppe

Raul Castro has demonstrated Cuba’s continued willingness to engage without animosity the country who has carried out an invasion, decades of terrorism, and a half-century-long, unprovoked economic war.
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Not Just Public Lands
Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles


By Steve Horn

How Big Oil's lobbyists snuck expedited permitting for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on public lands into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015.
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Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus

By Mairead Maguire

‘Is there such a thing as a just war?’.
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Pakistan: Army kills 59 'militants': Pakistan's military says it has killed 59 militants in ground assaults and air strikes on Taliban units in areas near the border with Afghanistan.

US kills 8 people along Pak-Afghan border: At least eight alledged militants were killed when U.S. pilotless aircraft launched missile strikes along Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Friday, local media reported.

Wikileaks Reveals CIA Admitted Drone Strikes Ineffective: Controversial U.S. drone strikes may be helping rather than hindering the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to a leaked CIA document released by Wikileaks

Bombings kill 11 people in Iraq: Police officials say the deadliest attack happened Friday morning when a bomb exploded near a market in Baghdad's northern district of Shaab, killing four people and wounding nine others.

Mount Sinjar: Islamic State siege broken, say Kurds: Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are claiming their biggest victory yet against Islamic State (IS) militants. They say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, where thousands of Yazidis and other displaced Iraqis have been trapped since August.

Islamic State retakes Baiji after Iraqi forces withdraw: The Islamic State has retaken control of the central Iraqi city of Baiji after the Iraqi military ordered its forces to retreat to the nearby refinery. Iraqi forces withdrew yesterday just one month after taking the city from the Islamic State with the help of Iranian-backed Shiite militias

More U.S. troops going to Iraq: Hagel signed orders Wednesday for the first group of U.S. troops to go to Iraq as part of the administration's recent decision to deploy 1,500 more American forces to the country. The troops are to advise and train Iraqi forces.

10 people killed as Suicide bombers target Shia fighters in Yemen: Twin car bomb attacks targetting Shia fighters have killed at least 10 people in Yemen's western port city of al-Hudaydah.

US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coup: The State Department is delaying the release of a volume from its U.S. foreign relations history that deals with the CIA-backed overthrow of an Iranian prime minister in the 1950s out of concern that publication could undermine nuclear diplomacy with the Islamic republic.

UN could vote on Palestine resolution within '24 hours': - The United Nations Security Council could vote on a draft UN resolution that sets terms for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal within 24 hours, PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Friday.

Congress and the US-Israel 'strategic partnership': The US Congress passed the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 at the beginning of December. The most important is that it changes America's political support for Israel; there will be a legal commitment to guarantee Israel's military superiority, making it "stronger than all its opponents combined".

33 people killed as Nigeria government says Boko Haram kidnapped about 200 people. One witness, who said he helped bury 33 bodies, told the BBC that about 200 women and children had been kidnapped from Gumsuri village in the north-eastern Borno state.

Nigeria makes further efforts to defend currency: The naira hit record lows this week of more than 187 against the dollar. The prolonged fall in the oil price is causing serious problems for Nigeria, which is heavily dependent on the commodity.

Central African Republic fighting kills at least 28: At least 28 people have been killed in new clashes between Muslim and Christian fighters in the Central African Republic, the Red Cross says.

Libya: 25 killed, 103 wounded in 8 days of Benghazi fighting: At least 25 people have been killed and 103 wounded in the past eight days of fighting between pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya's second city Benghazi, medics said on Thursday.

Tunisia: ISIS Fighters Claim 2 Killings: Tunisian fighters with the Islamic State have claimed responsibility in a video for the assassinations of the left-wing politicians Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi last year and have threatened to carry out more assassinations before Tunisia’s presidential runoff on Sunday.

Russia warns US over sanctions bill: Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".

European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia: The European Union's unanimous resolve to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine appeared to be cracking as French, German, Austrian and Italian leaders voiced concern at an alliance summit of inflicting too much pain on Moscow as its economy tumbles.

Lavrov: US is organizing a coup d'etat in Russia: There are serious reasons to believe that the US is using its sanctions in an attempt to destabilize Russia and change its current political system, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview to France 24.

Stratfor: Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria: The United States plotted the coup which took place in Ukraine in February 2014 in response to Russia’s policy in Syria, says George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, known as "Shadow CIA".

Mikhail Gorbachev to RT: America wanted to rule the world but lost its way: Video - "America cannot live without its military-industrial complex growing, weapons sales increasing and war costs soaring - can’t you live without it?.”

Russia to supply banks with up to $6.54bn to fight off crisis: Banks in Russia will get a government boost to finance debt and projects as the country risks recession. On Friday, the State Duma passed the last two readings of a law to allocate up to 10 percent, or $6.54 billion, from a sovereign wealth fund. The law is essentially a bank bailout from the Ministry of Finance.

Russia Busts "Gold-Selling" Rumors, Reports It Bought Another 600,000 Ounces Taking Gold Holdings To New Record High: The Russian monetary authority made it quite clear, that at least in November, Russia not only did not sell any gold, but in fact bought another 600K ounces in the month of November.

China Prepares To Bailout Russia: It would mark the first time China is called upon to use its currency to bail out another currency in crisis. The deal was signed by the two central banks in October, when Premier Li Keqiang visited Russia.

Investment to build ties with Europe: China is contemplating a fresh investment drive into Central and Eastern Europe to place its relations with Europe on a firmer footing.

Dumping the dollar: Video - China and other economies in the emerging world are intent on freeing themselves from the stranglehold of the US dollar. Is it only a matter of time before the Chinese currency seriously challenges the dollar?

Why the Western Media Will Never Show Putin's Three Hour Press Conference: Imagine a western leader doing a live, three hour Q&A session with a hostile media?

Dump the Dollar, Says Ecuadorean President: Ecuador’s use of the U.S. dollar is hurting the country’s economic growth, President Rafael Correa warned Monday. “Dollarization was a bad decision,” Correa said. The president said that in the face of low oil prices, Ecuador would benefit from control of its own currency.

Colombian Guerrillas Declare Indefinite Cease-Fire: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have declared an indefinite cease-fire, saying that the unilateral move should turn into an armistice for the 50-year conflict.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Says US Sanctions Will Fail: He stressed U.S. hypocrisy in claiming Venezuela represses protesters, given the recent CIA torture report and attacks by U.S. police on black people.

US Congress threat to Cuba thaw: Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.

Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy; Opponents spoke of holding up money to set up a full-service U.S. embassy in Havana, blocking Obama's nominee as ambassador to Cuba or other such steps. But even if they were to pass sweeping legislation to stop what Obama wants to do, he could veto it and they are unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority to override a veto.

The Day CIA Backed Anti-Castro Forces Tried To Bomb The U.N.: The anti-Castro forces in the United States, backed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), had mounted an insidious campaign to stop Che Guevera from speaking.

The Latest Twist in the Bizarre Prosecution of Barrett Brown: Barrett Brown entered the federal courtroom shackled, with a slight swagger in his step and squinting into the light. He took his seat next to his defense team and quietly set about flipping through a stack of loose-leaf papers and then began writing.

Wikileaks: Mandela Shows Better to Kill Than Imprison: A study by the Central Intelligence Agency that evaluated the pros and cons of assassination programs has revealed significant insights into the agency’s thinking about targeted killings, including potential backlash. The study was published by Wikileaks on Thursday.

The Weird Saga of the Other 'Smoking Gun' Torture Report the CIA Still Has Under Wraps: News Analysis - There is a second torture report locked away somewhere at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The agency says the document is so sensitive that national security would be at risk if any details about it were publicly revealed.

How the CIA Covered Up Its Lie on Torture and bin Laden: News Analysis - The Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report sheds new light on how the CIA created and then continued to protect its false claim that it found Osama bin Laden in part because of its abusive interrogation tactics.

U.S. Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Mount, Even As Courts Strike Them Down: Across 25 major cities surveyed by the U.S. Conference of mayors, 43 percent saw an increase in homelessness over the past year. In addition, almost three-quarters of these cities’ social services were forced to turn away homeless families with children, due to a lack of emergency beds available.

December 17, 2014

The Oil Coup
US-Saudi Subterfuge Send Stocks and Credit Reeling


By Mike Whitney

Washington has persuaded the Saudis to flood the market with oil to push down prices, decimate Russia’s economy, and reduce Moscow’s resistance to further NATO encirclement and the spreading of US military bases across Central Asia.
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U.S. Gov’t. Seeks Excuse to Attack Russia

By Eric Zuesse

For America’s elite, the Cold War never ended, because it was never really about communism versus capitalism.
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Manufacturing War: A Primer

By Martin Hellman


The Göring Doctrine has proved as tempting to democratic leaders as to fascist dictators. Witness these examples drawn from recent American history.
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The US: Australia's Dangerous Ally

By Malcolm Fraser

Australia should not embrace America, writes its former prime minister, but preserve itself from Washington’s reckless overreach. Continue

The US Feels the Heat on Palestine Vote at UN

By Jonathan Cook

The floodgates have begun to open across Europe on recognition of Palestinian statehood.
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Whitehall Shockwaves Over Chilcot Draft Report

By Francis Elliott

Extracts from the much delayed report by Sir John Chilcot, which in some cases run to hundreds of pages, have been sent in recent weeks to those criticised for their conduct, to give them a chance to respond before the report is finally published.
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Obama Admits US Wasted 50 Years
President Obama Speech on Cuba


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The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American Alan Gross and the freeing of three Cubans jailed in the U.S.
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CIA Torture
Health Professionals 'May Have Committed War Crimes', Report Says


By Dominic Rushe

Physicians for Human Rights calls rectal feeding technique ‘form of sexual assault.
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Jeb Bush v. Hillary Clinton:
The Perfectly Illustrative Election

By Glenn Greenwald


One of those two families exploited its vast wealth to obtain political power, while the other exploited its political power to obtain vast wealth.
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Why is Near Term Human Extinction Inevitable?

By Robert J. Burrowes

Extinction might be howling outside our door but, if you have the courage, you can still fight.
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Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You’re a Cop

By John W. Whitehead

The Supreme Court gave police in America one more ready excuse to routinely violate the laws of the land, this time under the guise of ignorance.
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 Mass grave of 230 killed by ISIS jihadists found in Syria: The bodies of 230 people killed by the Islamic State group have been found in a mass grave uncovered by their relatives in Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

U.S. slaps sanctions on Swiss, Dutch companies over Syria: The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Dutch and Swiss oil trading firms for their dealings with the Syrian government, which has been engaged in bloody civil war with opposition forces.

Syria air strikes by US "allies" plunge: As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war.

Fact or fiction? Iraq: 150 women killed after refusing to marry Islamic State fighters: Iraq's Ministry of Human Rights reported the killings in the western province of Anbar, many parts of which are under IS control

First ground clash between ISIS and US forces in Iraq: An American force has fought its actual first battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “ISIS” organization during a counter-attack that was carried out by tribal forces and other force of the Iraqi army near Ein al-Asad base, west of Anbar

16 girls among 26 killed in Yemen: Some 26 civilians including 16 schoolgirls were among the dead Tuesday in a double bomb attack in the central Yemeni city of Radaa, authorities said.

Bomb Kills Five Policemen In South-east Yemen: Five policemen were killed and four others injured after a bomb hit a vehicle in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Palestinians: US to veto UN resolution 'to end occupation': US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told the Palestinians the United States will veto a proposed Palestinian resolution "to end the occupation" at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, Palestinian sources said.

European Parliament passes motion in favor of Palestine recognition: The European Parliament accepted, with a large majority, a decision expressing support "in principle" of the recognition of a Palestinian state, along with furthering negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Geneva Conventions invoke rights of Palestinians: The international community delivered a stinging rebuke to Israel's settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying Wednesday the practice violates its responsibilities as an occupying power.

EU court orders Hamas removed from terror list: Court delays implementing the ruling to allow appeals, drawing ire from Israeli PM Netanyahu and praise from Hamas as a 'human rights' victory.

Israel cries foul after EU strikes Hamas from terror list: The Palestinian Islamic group Hamas must be removed from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, a European court ruled on Wednesday.

Philip Weiss: Israel will lose all American Jews but the crazies: Op-Ed : Israel didn’t look like this when I was growing up. Not to American Jews anyway.

Afghanistan: US kills 11 people: official: A U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed four alledged Pakistani Taliban members and seven other insurgents, a district government official said Wednesday.

12 including militants killed in Helmand attack: Seven people have been killed, when a group of five militants stormed a branch of New Kabul Bank in southern Helmand province.

Pakistan mourns school massacre dead; Relatives of 162 victims prepare for funerals as PM Sharif lifts ban on death penalty for terrorism charges.

Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium: PM approves abolishing the ban on executions in terror cases in the wake of Peshawar school massacre, which killed 141

In case you missed it; US Kills 160 Children : In one of the worst incidents of the entire drones campaign, yet one of the least reported. A CIA strike on a madrassa or religious school in 2006 killed up to 69 children, among 80 civilians. The attack was on a religious seminary in Chenegai, in Bajaur Agency.

Nigeria: 10 killed, 2 abducted in Borno attack: Gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram terrorists Wednesday waylaid motorists in Madari village of Kukawa local government area of Borno state, killing 10 people, while a young aged woman and her two years old child were abducted.

Five Cameroonian soldiers killed in blast: Five Cameroonian soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit explosives placed on a road by suspected members of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the newspaper Le Jour reported on Wednesday.

Egypt army kills 17 in Sinai in the past 3 days: “The armed forces have staged several raids…during which 17 terrorists were killed in exchanges of fire with army and civil forces,” Egyptian military spokesman Mohamed Samir said on Facebook.

Russian Official Says Delivery of U.S. Weapons to Ukraine Will Not Solve Crisis: He said those seeking a solution to the crisis should not supply weapons "that will be used to kill the Russian-speaking inhabitants of Donbass" but put pressure on Kiev to hold talks with the rebels.

Russia plans new measures to stabilise the rouble: The country's central bank said that if necessary, it would provide additional capital to Russia's banks and financial companies. It also said it would hold more foreign exchange auctions if needed.

Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises: Some signs emerged Wednesday that the ruble's freefall may have come to an end and the currency could recover, at least in the short-term

Ukraine has a high probability of a coup: The former head of the Ukrainian intelligence Mykola Malomuzh published the data about the imminent release of the presidency in Ukraine. The existing system headed Poroshenko may be overthrown.

Chevron Shale Exit Shreds Ukraine’s Hope of Energy Independence: Shale gas was supposed to be Ukraine’s ticket to greater energy independence from Russia. Chevron Corp. (CVX)’s decision to pull the plug has smashed those hopes.

China, Russia Dump US Treasurys In October As Foreigners Sell Most US Stocks Since 2007: China and Russia dumped US Treasurys in October, some $14 billion and $10 billion, respecitvely, in the process sending China's total Treasury holdings to just $1,253 billion, the lowest since February 2013 and just $30 billion more than the TSYs held by America's second largest (offshore) creditor, Japan.

Mexico vigilantes in deadly shoot-out: 11 killed: Clash between rival "self-defence" groups in western state of Michoacan claims more at least 11 lives, officials say..

Cuba releases US prisoner Alan Gross, after 5 years: Jailed Jewish contractor set free on humanitarian grounds, heading home on a US government plane; three Cubans to be released in US

US to start talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic relations: AP: The U.S. is starting talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic relations and open an embassy, according to U.S. officials.

The basics of the major new US-Cuba deal: The US and Cuba have announced a broad agreement between the countries that will be a first and historic step toward normalizing relations after more than 50 years of hostility. Here are the basics of what each country has agreed to, as is known so far:

US Fines German Bank US$1Bn for Doing Business with Cuba: A particularly high fine of US$900 million was placed on the French bank BNP Paribas SA in July. In response, Arnaud Montebourg, the critical finance minister, told the Financial Times that the U.S. policy is “economic warfare.”

Americans Are Basically OK With CIA Torture Methods Like Rectal Feeding: Despite a scathing report on torture, a majority of survey respondents approve of the CIA's grisly methods.

Kansas Congressman M.I.A. After Tucking Wall Street Bailout Into Government Spending Bill: For all the anger among progressives about a Wall Street bailout provision that made its way into the just-passed $1.1 trillion government spending bill, there's been little attention on the person who put it in there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict

By Finian Cunningham

The conflict emanates from Washington and is perpetuated by Washington. Why? To justify what would otherwise be seen as simply outrageous US militarism in the Asia Pacific.

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

America's War for Global Domination: by Michel Chossudovsky

The wars on Afghanistan and Iraq are part of a broader military agenda, which was launched at the end of the Cold War. The ongoing war agenda is a continuation of the 1991 Gulf War and the NATO led wars on Yugoslavia (1991-2001).
 

The Plan is for the United States to rule the world: By David Armstrong

The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage.
 

Lets Not Forget: Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President - By Neil Mackay

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.
 

The president's real goal in Iraq: By JAY BOOKMAN

29 September 2002. - The official story on Iraq has never made sense.
 

The Project for the New American Century: By William Rivers Pitt

02/25/03 - The Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, is a Washington-based think tank created in 1997. Above all else, PNAC desires and demands one thing: The establishment of a global American empire to bend the will of all nations.
 

Memo: Bush made intel fit Iraq policy: By WARREN P. STROBEL and JOHN WALCOTT

A highly classified British memo, leaked in the midst of Britain's just-concluded election campaign, indicates that President Bush decided to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by summer 2002 and was determined to ensure that U.S. intelligence data supported his policy.
 

UK Ministers Knew WMD Was "Excuse": By Michael Smith

MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal.
 

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

Will Iran Be Next?: by Mark Gaffney

Those who have hoped that a U.S. military victory in Iraq would somehow bring about a more peaceful world are in for a rude awakening. The final resolution of this war and the U.S. occupation of Iraq will likely not be the end, rather, only the prelude to a succession of future crises: in Kashmir, Syria, North Korea, and Iran.
 

Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Off The Map? - Does He Deny The Holocaust?

An analysis of media rhetoric on its way to war against Iran - Commenting on the alleged statements of Iran's President Ahmadinejad .

 

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