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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 : 3,487

 

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,685,988,403,712

 

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Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi: We came, we saw, he died

 

Madeline Albright: Is The Price Worth It?

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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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John Kerry Draws New Red Line For Assad In Syria
By Natasha Bertrand
Kerry insisted the US would not allow Aleppo to be liberated by the government. - Continue

 

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A Tale Of Two Hospitals
By Brandon Turbeville
Potentially Fabricated Bombing Incident VS Open Terrorist Targeting Of Facilities In Aleppo. - Continue

 

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US Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul
By Nicolas J. S. Davies
Reports of hundreds of civilians killed by air strikes reveal some of the human costs of the U.S. air war and the new rules of engagement. - Continue

 

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Raised By War: This Is What It’s Like To Come Of Age In Iraq
By Jane Arraf
The figures are staggering. Analysts believe more than 800,000 Iraqi children have been orphaned by conflict since 2003. - Continue

 

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Point of No Return
Obama’s Legacy in the Middle East

By Seymour M. Hersh
Obama’s has maintained many of the core elements initiated by his predecessor — assassinations, drone attacks, heavy reliance on special forces, covert operations. - Continue

 

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Saudi Arabia and Israel's Growing Alliance, a Match Made in Hell
By Alli McCracken, Raed Jarrar
The Iran nuclear deal is redrawing political lines in the Middle East. - Continue

 

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Uproar Over the 28 Pages: The Saudi/CIA Connection?
By Kristen Breitweiser
Fifteen years after the 9/11 murders, we have uncovered a part of that truth. - Continue

 

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Syria : Air strike on refugee camp 'kills dozens': The Local Co-ordination Committees, an opposition activist network, said some 30 people had been killed and dozens more wounded in the attack there.

Twin bombings kill 10 civilians in central Syria: monitor: State television reported that at least six people were killed and 28 seriously wounded in the suicide attack and car bombing in a square in Mukharram al-Fawqani in Homs province.

IS seizes full control of gas field in Syria: The Islamic State (IS) on Thursday seized full control of al-Shaer gas field, located east of the central Syrian province of Homs, after three days of fighting against government forces.

Russia's Lavrov: 'Assad Is Not an Ally for Us': "Assad is not an ally for us. Yes, we support him in the fight against terror and in preserving the Syrian state," he told RIA in an interview. "But he is not an ally in the sense Turkey is an ally for the United States."

U.S., allies agree to do more to combat Islamic State: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made the comment following talks in Germany with defense ministers and representatives from 11 other nations participating in the alliance.

17 civilians killed by US bombing in northern Iraq : At least 17 civilians, including 12 children and three women, were killed in a US bombing in northern Iraq's Tal Afar city in the early hours of Thursday, Xinhua quoted Al Jazeera's Arabic channel as saying.

Bomb kills five in graveyard : A bomb went off in a graveyard south of Baghdad Thursday, killing five people among a group of mourners at a burial, Iraq’s interior ministry spokesman said.

25 ISIS fighters executed: Kurdistan Democratic Party in Nineveh Province revealed on Thursday, that the so-called ISIS executed 25 of its members on charges of escaping from the battles in Tel Skuf north of Mosul

Video appears to show battle that left Navy SEAL dead: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating died Wednesday from an apparent sniper shot to his side, sustained as his quick reaction team rushed into a gunfight with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants whose early morning attack on a northern Iraqi town took another unit of elite American troops by surprise.

Why are Canadian troops in Iraq wearing Kurdish flag?: Critics say flags that represent autonomous Kurdish region may run counter to Canada’s stated mission in country.

10 Iranian soldiers killed near Iraq border: Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Mohamed Salih, a member of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, said that fierce clashes had broken out between Iranian soldiers and Kurdish militants in the city of Sardasht in western Iran on Tuesday.

Saudi forces kill suspected ISIL fighters near Mecca: Security forces kill four men suspected of belonging to ISIL in a gun battle in Wadi Noman, near the holy city of Mecca.

Palestinian woman killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza: A Palestinian woman was killed when Israeli tank shells hit her home east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, the southern city’s Nasser hospital said.

The bloody consequences of US hypocrisy are on full display in Yemen: Op-Ed: The US seems to be rationalizing its role in the conflict by arguing the weapons deals will be good for the American economy and will help maintain our longtime relationship with Saudi Arabia

British arms are fuelling Yemen’s cruel war: The toll on ordinary people has been immense and has contributed to creating one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises where on average six children a day are killed or injured.

Turkey's PM Ahmet Davutoglu steps down: Ahmet Davutoglu to leave post after what is reported as a falling out with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey opposition dubs PM resignation ‘palace coup’: Leader of Turkey’s main opposition has slammed the ouster of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as a “palace coup” aimed at consolidating the president’s power.

Nigerian army kills 20 bandits: The Nigerian army on Wednesday killed 20 armed bandits, who have been terrorising the people of Dansadu in Zamfara state in northern Nigeria.

Suicide bomb attacks Libyan town: - An IS-affiliated suicide bomb attack on Thursday hit a check point in the town of Abu-Gren, nearly 110 km south of Misrata, killing and wounding several security guards, a security source told Xinhua.

'Too busy' Cameron won't show for Libya ‘sh*t-show’ war inquiry: Prime Minister David Cameron told the committee holding an inquiry into his 2011 Libyan campaign that he is too busy to answer questions before the panel.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry, in Error, Releases Memos on Restricting News Media: Egypt’s Interior Ministry, already under fire over accusations of police brutality and other abuses, heaped new woes onto itself on Tuesday when its press office published, apparently by accident, confidential guidelines that aim to counter a growing tide of news media criticism.

China is building its first overseas military base in Djibouti — right next to a key US one: US troops sweating away in Djibouti will soon be seeing a lot more of their counterparts from a great economic and military rival: China.

Five Killed In Roadside Bombing In Afghanistan: Police said a van carrying civilians hit the roadside bomb in the morning on May 4.

Russia to boost military force if Sweden allies with NATO - senator: Russia will reply to Sweden’s entry into NATO by increasing the numbers of its military forces, in particular on its northern and northwestern frontiers, the deputy head of the upper house Committee for Defense and Security says.

Spain issues arrest warrants for Russian officials close to Putin: A Spanish national court judge is seeking to arrest 12 people allegedly linked to Russian gangsters operating in Spain. They include Vladislav Reznik, a prominent MP for Putin’s ruling United Russia party, and Reznik’s wife Diana Gindin.

London mayor may be Labour's lone bright spot in local elections: Labour candidate Sadiq Khan looked set on Thursday to become the first Muslim elected mayor of London, loosening the ruling Conservatives' hold on Britain's financial center after a campaign marred by charges of anti-Semitism and extremism.

Where did the Greek bailout money go?: This paper provides a descriptive analysis of where the Greek bailout money went since 2010 and finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, less than €10 billion or a fraction of less than 5% of the overall programme went to the Greek fiscal budget.

Millions face refusal to fly to US after passport debacle : They have been hit by changes to American border controls introduced after December’s San Bernardino shootings which claimed 14 lives.

ISIS Has Ability to Execute Paris-Style Terrorist Assaults in U.S., Clapper Says: Similar to ISIS’ coordinated blasts abroad, Clapper told CNN in an interview published Wednesday that jihadists have the ability to use terrorist cells throughout the U.S. to perpetrate “dozens of casualties.”

Deployed Army captain sues Obama over ISIS fight: An Army captain deployed to Kuwait has sued President Obama because he believes the war against the Islamic State terror group is illegal, reigniting a long-simmering issue between the president and Congress.

NSA and CIA Double Their Warrantless Searches on Americans in Two Years: Many privacy activists, as well as lawmakers including Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., describe this practice as a “backdoor” search because it’s a way to gather evidence on Americans without getting court approval.

Illegal immigrant numbers skyrocket at Mexican border: The surge of illegal immigration quickly swamped border authorities, immigration courts and health and humanitarian workers, while sparking a political battle on Capitol Hill over the cause and proper response to the crisis.

N.J. anti-terrorism plan aims to spot those vulnerable to being radicalized: The FBI is enlisting teams of community leaders, clergy, social workers and mental health professionals to counsel troubled people who voice support for terrorism in a program that could begin in New Jersey this year, officials said.

L.A. sees another sharp rise in homelessness and outdoor tents : Homelessness increased in the last year in the city and county of Los Angeles, leaving nearly 47,000 people in the streets and shelters

Clinton’s Email Security Procedures Won’t Be Released Until After the Election: The State Department says it won’t release any documents relating to Hillary Clinton’s email security procedures and protocol until after the November presidential election.

Hillary's Secret Weapon: Op-Ed: We know that the FBI is getting closer to Hillary Clinton. The defense he offered belies the facts and the law.

Romanian hacker Guccifer: I breached Clinton server, 'it was easy': The hacker subsequently claimed he was able to access the server – and provided extensive details about how he did it and what he found – over the course of a half-hour jailhouse interview and a series of recorded phone calls with Fox News.

War criminals: Former Republican presidents will not endorse Trump: Former US presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush will not endorse Donald Trump's candidacy for president, aides have told local media.

Donald Trump’s Latest Abortion Comments Will Make Your Head Spin: Donald Trump now claims his controversial suggestion that women should be punished for having an abortion “was an unbelievable academic answer.”

Trump Says He’ll Try to Raise $1 Billion With Republican Party: NBC: Donald Trump says his campaign will “probably” work with the Republican National Committee in the general election to raise enough money to defeat possible Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton,

America now has nearly 5 PR people for every reporter: 15 years ago, there were two PR people for every reporter in the country. Now there are 4.8 PR people for every reporter.

May 04, 2016

 

The True Anti-semites, Past and Present
By Jonathan Cook
We should be particularly wary of the wolves in sheep’s clothing. - Continue

 

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TTIP—American Economic Imperialism
By Paul Craig Roberts
Today, U.S. citizens who have no concept of human history revere the military. - Continue

 

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How are Shooting a 12-Year-Old on a Playground and Bombing Hospitals Related?
By Joseph Clifford
Today, U.S. citizens who have no concept of human history revere the military. - Continue

 

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The Trump Test Before Us
By Elizabeth Warren
Donald Trump is now the leader of the Republican Party. It's real – he is one step away from the White House. Here's what else is real. - Continue

 

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In Case You Missed It
George Carlin - Who Really Controls America
Video
Warning - Some viewers may be offended by adult language. - Continue

 

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Iraqi security forces foil ISIS attack north of Baiji, 60 extremists killed: “The Anti-Terrorism forces backed by the Iraqi Air Force foiled ISIS attempt to penetrate the thermal energy area north of Baiji.”

Islamic State believed making, using chemical weapons in Iraq, Syria: There are “extremely worrying” signs that the Islamic State group may be making its own chemical weapons and may have used them already in Iraq and Syria, a global watchdog said Tuesday.

Britain could send hundreds more troops to Iraq: Britain is considering sending hundreds more military trainers and engineers to Iraq after America called for more UK help to battle Islamic State militants.

Intense battle in Syria's Aleppo kills dozens, air strikes force rebel retreat: Dozens of people were killed in an intense day-long battle between Syrian rebels and government forces in western Aleppo that continued intermittently on Wednesday, with rebels saying they were forced to retreat by heavy aerial bombing.

Russia and US reach agreement on extending ceasefire to Aleppo: US officials have said a deal has been reached with Russia on extending the Syria truce to Aleppo. Meanwhile, clashes persist on the ground in Syria, as Berlin hosts the latest efforts to negotiate a ceasefire.

US seeks to shield Nusra Front from airstrikes: Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States is attempting to include positions held by al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists in a regime of calm in the northwestern Aleppo Province during Washington’s talks with Moscow on the issue.

Kerry warns Syria's Assad of 'repercussions' if truce, transition fail: "If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions, and one of them may be the total destruction of the ceasefire and then go back to war," Kerry told reporters a day after emergency meetings in Geneva.

Turkey may dispatch troops to Syria if necessary: Davutoglu "We are ready to take all measures that we need, both inside Turkey and outside, to provide for our own security," Davutoglu said, adding, "If it becomes necessary, then we will send the ground forces."

Turkish strikes in Syria kill 13 alledged Daesh terrorists: The strikes by artillery and armed aerial drones followed rocket attacks launched from Daesh-controlled territory in Syria on Turkey's southern Kilis province Tuesday.

Turkey: 7 killed in attack : Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants armed with rocket launchers and rifles attacked a military outpost in southeast Turkey, triggering a clash in which two Turkish soldiers and five PKK fighters were killed, the military said on Tuesday.

‘Yemen war crimes’: BAE evicts anti-Saudi protesters from shareholder AGM: BAE Systems evicted two shareholders from its AGM on Wednesday when they protested the firm’s sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, which they claim were used to commit war crimes against innocent Yemeni civilians.

UK arms sales to Saudi threaten its Yemen aid efforts - lawmakers: Britain's efforts to tackle Yemen's massive humanitarian crisis risk being seriously undermined by its multi-billion dollar arms sales to neighbouring Saudi Arabia, a group of UK lawmakers said on Wednesday.

Trump: Israel should keep building (illegal) West Bank settlements: "I think Israel, they really have to keep going, they have to keep moving forward," Trump told the Daily Mail in a story published Tuesday. "I don't think there should be a pause.

Michael Chabon blasts Israeli occupation of Palestine: Prominent Jewish-American author Michael Chabon says the Israeli oppression of Palestinians is worse than the apartheid system in South Africa.

Rebels kill at least 17 civilians in eastern Congo: The attacks were carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces, which has origins in neighboring Uganda and has staged many attacks in the area. The rebel group is one of many operating in eastern Congo.

18 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan: At least 18 Taliban militants have been killed in Kandahar province of Afghanistan over the past four days, a security official said on Wednesday.

Unpredictable Trump could swing either way on China: If Trump really captures the White House, what will it mean? This scenario is becoming increasingly serious.

Russia warns of retaliation as NATO plans more deployments in Eastern Europe: Russia will reinforce its western and southern flanks with three new divisions by the year-end, officials said on Wednesday, threatening retaliation to NATO's plans to boost its military presence in eastern members Poland and the Baltic States.

EU backs Turkey visa deal, but says conditions must be met: The change could take effect from July, but first it requires approval by the European Parliament and member states.

Clashes, tear gas as police evict 277 asylum seekers from Paris high school (PHOTOS, VIDEOS): Police in Paris have deployed tear gas against demonstrators and refugees who protested the authorities’ decision to evict at least 277 asylum seekers who had been living in a high school under renovation for about two weeks.

Greece rules out "what if" austerity measures sought by IMF: Greece will not approve contingency savings measures that the International Monetary Fund is demanding in case the country does not meet budget targets set out by bailout lenders, an official said Wednesday.

Scientists smash record for human embryos grown in the lab: Human embryo survives outside the womb for 13 days – about twice the previous record – heralding a new dawn in scientists' understanding of how life begins but triggering a fresh ethical debate

Venezuela Denounces US Denial of Visas to Diplomats: "I am obliged to report that we have been denied visas to attend multilateral international events," said the foreign minister by telephone to local TV channel VTV. Rodriguez accused the U.S. of violating international law and the Convention on Consular Relations.

Nurse who refused to force feed at Guantanamo back to duty: The nurse is working as a nurse at a Navy medical facility in New England, said the lawyer, Ronald Meister. He declined to provide the officer's name or his duty station.

Officer tasers shackled NC inmate, leaves him for dead (VIDEO): Footage has emerged that purports to show a North Carolina inmate being tased three times by an officer, despite the man being in shackles. The incident killed the inmate and his death was ruled a homicide – but no one has been punished for the crime.

Donald Trump becomes presumptive Republican nominee: Path clear for controversial billionaire as main rival Ted Cruz bows out of race for US presidential nomination.

Ted Cruz’s Speech on Dropping Out of the Presidential Race: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race after losing the crucial Indiana primary. Here is a transcript of the speeches he and running mate Carly Fiorina gave at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis Tuesday night.

No one should feel sorry for Ted Cruz: His humiliating defeat is exactly what he deserved: Op-Ed: Sure, Trump is a menace and a con artist, but a potential Cruz administration would have been a nightmare

John Kasich to drop out: Kasich's decision came after he improbably became the last challenger to Donald Trump, who emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee Tuesday night when Ted Cruz dropped out.

Over Half of Americans Now Believe the Voting System Is Rigged: Between the Donald Trump phenomenon, Sanders supporters claiming voter fraud after what seems like every single state election and candidates in rivaling parties both publicly stating that the system is rigged, one thing is clear, there is something very strange happening.

May 03, 2016

 

How Moqtada al-Sadr Could Take Down Iraq’s Government
By Michael Weiss and Abdulla Hawez
Supporters of the powerful Shia cleric stormed Baghdad’s parliament, leaving legislators quivering in the basement and Iraq on the edge of political chaos. - Continue

 

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Why Russia Resents Us
By Patrick Buchanan
Did we not ourselves slap aside the hand of Russian friendship, when proffered, when we chose," to play the "great game" of empire . - Continue

 

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The Pentagon Shouldn’t Get to Absolve Itself for Bombing a Hospital
By Phyllis Bennis
We need an independent investigation of the brutal U.S. attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, which killed 42 people. - Continue

 

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Inside the Assassination Complex
By Edward Snowden
Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance. - Continue

 

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Ken Livingstone Isn’t On Trial, Zionism Is
By American Herald Tribune
In subjecting Ken Livingstone to trial-by-media over his comments on Zionism, his detractors have also unwittingly placed Zionism itself on trial. - Continue

 

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A Palestinian View on the Antisemitism Row
By Professor Kamel Hawwash
We Palestinians did not choose our occupiers. They chose Palestine - Continue

 

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Republicans Don’t Want to Know Costs of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
By Alex Emmons
The House of Representatives have lined up to quietly kill a cost estimate of the Pentagon’s three-decade nuclear modernization program, which experts predict will exceed $1 trillion. - Continue

 

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Ted Cruz Works For The Enemy
Video
Lyin' Losin' Ted Gets Cruzified ... On Televangelist Channel. - Continue

 

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Iraq: 120 ISIS militants killed in Tel Skuf battles: “Today, Peshmerga forces managed to kill 120 ISIS fighters in the battles taking place in Tel Skuf City north of Mosul,” adding that, “The Kurdish elite forces began attacking ISIS fighters to retake the areas seized by the organization in the District.”

20 ISIS members killed by coalition airstrike in northern Ramadi: “The international coalition aviation, based on security information, targeted three vehicles carrying ISIS leaders and destructed a headquarters gathering senior leaders in Albu Ali Jassim area in northern Ramadi, killing 20 ISIS members, including prominent leaders.”

US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS during intense Iraq firefight: Islamic State fighters shot and killed a Navy SEAL during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq Tuesday

When Is a Boot on the Ground Not a Boot on the Ground?: Op-Ed: No one disputes that U.S. military forces are fighting in combat in Iraq and Syria -- except maybe President Barack Obama and some members of his administration.

Conditions in Iraq detention centre 'shocking': Amnesty: The Iraqi authorities are holding often innocent "terror" suspects in dire conditions across the country and have no ability to process cases, Amnesty International said on Monday.

Free speech in Iraq suffers after closure of Al Jazeera, says HRW: The decision of Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission to shut down Al Jazeera’s Baghdad bureau is “nothing but an effort to clamp down on freedom of expression,” said Human Rights Watch in a statement published Monday.

Dozens of Kurdish militants killed in air strikes, clashes: Turkish military: At least 42 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were killed in air strikes and clashes on Monday and Tuesday and three soldiers died, the Turkish military said on Tuesday.

Turkey parliament mayhem : Video - Turkey parliament mayhem : Scuffles break out between members of Turkey's ruling AK Party and pro-Kurdish opposition party during a discussion on whether to remove politicians' immunity.

'Dozens killed' in rebel rocket attack on hospital in Syria: The latest airstrike comes days after an attack on a clinic in a rebel-held part of Aleppo killed 27 medical staff and patients, including Dr Muhammad Maaz, one of the last paediatricians in the area.

Renewed Fighting Kills Some Two Dozen in Aleppo, Syria: Renewed fighting between the Syrian goverment forces and rebel groups killed some two dozen people in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday amid a flurry of diplomatic efforts to try to renew the cease-fire there.

Cessation of hostilities in Aleppo to be announced in coming hours - Lavrov: According to UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura, the stalled Syria peace talks could be resumed if an Aleppo ceasefire is agreed. He added that there is now a possibility to relaunch the ceasefire by extending local truces.

US forces arrive in southern Yemen: Report: Yemen’s al-Masirah television channel on Sunday quoted Tom Bawman, the National Public Radio’s Pentagon reporter, as saying that the troops had arrived in Yemen on April 25.

The American Jewish scholar behind Labour’s ‘antisemitism’ scandal breaks his silence: Norman G. Finkelstein talks Naz Shah MP, Ken Livingstone, and the Labour ‘antisemitism’ controversy.

Taliban commander among 7 killed during clash with Afghan police in Zabul: Afghan police fight Taliban in ZabulAt least seven Taliban insurgents were killed including a commander of the group during a gun battle with the Afghan police forces in southern Zabul province.

US Tells Pakistan It Will Have To Fund F-16s Itself: The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of US F-16 fighter jets itself after members of the US Congress objected to the use of government funds to pay for them.

Pakistan: Will buy F-16s from others if US fails to deliver: Pakistan on Tuesday said it would buy F-16 jets from other countries if the US failed to provide agreed funds, amid reports that the State Department expressed inability to fund the USD 700 million deal with American tax payers' money.

Over 100 Killed In Migrant Shipwrecks Between Libya And Italy Over Weekend: The more dangerous crossing to Europe has become increasingly popular after Europe closed its land borders and sent people back from Greece.

The Bill & Tony Show: Clinton & Blair to join forces to battle Brexit : Two of the Anglosphere’s most intimate political bedfellows, former US President Bill Clinton and Britain’s ex-PM Tony Blair, will combine to fight against a possible British exit from the European Union.

Obama invokes Beijing threat in defense of TPP trade deal : The rules of trade in the Asia-Pacific must be written by America, not China, US President Barack Obama has argued in an opinion article that called for a swift ratification of the controversial TPP free trade deal.

Drones will stay in the air for weeks, track whole populations – Snowden : Solar-powered drones will stay in the air for weeks tracking the movements not just of individuals, but whole populations, Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower, wrote in an article published Tuesday.

Brazil's WhatsApp ban affects 100 million users: Court orders 72-hour shutdown of messaging service but reasons remain unknown due to legal secrecy in an ongoing case.

Panama prepares to transfer some 3,000 U.S.-bound Cuban migrants to Mexico: Panama has started to conduct a census of U.S.-bound Cuban migrants stranded in that country and will soon be sending them to Mexico, where they can resume the journey north.

Trump Says U.S. Should Shoot Barrel-Rolling Russian Planes “At A Certain Point”: “At a certain point, when that sucker comes by you, you gotta shoot,” Trump said of Russian planes barrel-rolling over U.S. Air Force planes.

Cruz: Trump is an 'utterly amoral' bully, narcissist, pathological liar: Video - Ted Cruz laid into Donald Trump with his most personal and toughest criticism since the GOP presidential campaign began, calling him a "pathological liar" on Tuesday who doesn't understand the difference between the truth and lies.

The Beginning Of The End For Cruz? Here Are Five Things To Watch For In Indiana Today: Today's primary in the Hoosier State could prove to be the last stand for Ted Cruz and John Kasich, as The Donald looks to deliver the final knockout blow to the two challengers.

Clinton Again Refuses To Release Wall St Speech Transcripts: Video - Laughs At Sanders Claim To Still Be Contesting Nomination

Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton: It’s been roughly three months since Hillary Clinton promised, to “look into” releasing the transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street investment houses.

Detroit resumes water shutoffs that could impact 20,000 customers: The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced it will begin turning off water service for as many as 20,000 of its customers who are behind on paying their bills. The shutoffs resume after a stoppage in mid-November.

Teachers' 'sickout' shuts Detroit public schools again: Nearly all Detroit public schools were closed for a second straight day on Tuesday as teachers called in sick to protest news the cash-strapped school system will run out of money to pay employees at the end of June.

May 02, 2016

 

Kerry To Negotiate New Ceasefire In Syria - But With His Own Side
By Moon Of Alabama
This is a mess of his own making. How will he escape from it? - Continue

 

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The White Helmets - Al Qaeda With A Facelift
Video
'The White Helmets', fake 'Syrian humanitarian group, exposed as an al Qaeda support group - Continue

 

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The Calm Before the Coming Global Storm
By Pepe Escobar
Washington has absolutely nothing to offer to nations across Asia, Africa and Latin America - Continue

 

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Washington Brings Regime Change To Venezuela
By Paul Craig Roberts
Obama declared Venezuela to be an “unusual and extraordrinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States” - Continue

 

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China – Preserving Sovereignty or Sliding into Western Sponsored ‘Color Revolutions’
By Peter Koenig
Washington and its Vassals are demonizing China for Keeping a Check on Foreign NGOs - Continue

 

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What Is a Global Citizen, and Can it Save Us?
By David Swanson
Headlines this past week claimed that more than half of poll respondents said they saw themselves more as a global citizen than as a citizen of a country. - Continue

 

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Turkey and U.S.-led coalition pound ISIS in Syria, killing 63: Four drones were deployed by coalition forces from Turkey air base

Fresh raids in Syria's Aleppo despite bids to halt fighting: Several neighbourhoods, including the heavily populated Bustan al-Qasr district, were hit. It was not clear if Monday's raids on the rebel area were conducted by Syrian or Russian jets.

State Dept clowns caught in a lie once again, this time by the Defense Department (Video): How dare the internationally recognized legal government of Syria try to stop a barbaric western-backed Islamic insurgency on its own territory?

US-backed "moderate rebels" shell Aleppo residential areas and hospital : Video -

Iraq: Coalition warplanes kill 15 “terrorists” north of Ramadi: The commander of Anbar Operations Command, Maj. Gen, Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Monday the killing of 15 ISIS elements during an aerial bombing by the international coalition north of the city of Ramadi.

15 ISIS fighters killed, west of Fallujah: Maj. Gen. Ismail Mahlawi said in a press statement, “Today the security forces carried out a large-scale military operation targeting ISIS gatherings in al-Falahat area (18 km west of Falluja), killing 15 ISIS members and injuring ten others,

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 13 Shia pilgrims: Attack targets pilgrims in Iraqi capital commemorating anniversary of Imam Musa al-Kadhim's death.

Norway to send 60 soldiers to train Syrians fighting ISIS: The soldiers belonging to the Norwegian special forces would conduct the training in Jordan, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said at a press conference in Oslo.

45 insurgents killed in Afghanistan operation: In Afghanistan, 45 insurgents including a Taliban-designated governor and his deputy have been killed during an operation in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province.

US military whitewashes attack on Afghan hospital: Op-Ed: The report blamed the deaths on “human errors compounded by process and equipment failures.” None of those involved will face a court marshal or criminal charges.

Second refugee at Australian detention centre in Nauru sets herself on fire: The young woman, believed to be Somalian, has severe burns and is being treated in a hospital on the island

US Navy boss: Russian jets should stop buzzing US planes, ship: "I don't think the Russians are trying to provoke an incident. I think they're trying to send a signal," he said. "I think it's pretty clear that they are wanting to let us know that they see that we are up there in the Baltic."

Labour suspends three councillors over Israel comments: Nottingham councillor Ilyas Aziz and ex-Blackburn mayor Salim Mulla are both said to have shared a post which suggested the state of Israel should be relocated to the US.

Why a British Fight Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Matters to the Rest of Us: Op-Ed: Is all criticism of Israel's policies, and even its right to exist, racist?

Leaked TTIP documents cast doubt on EU-US trade deal: Greenpeace says internal documents show US attempts to lower or circumvent EU protection for environment and public health

Puerto Rico to default on debt payment after talks fail: Puerto Rico has halted a $422m (£289m) debt payment due on Monday after talks to ease the US territory's crisis ended without a deal. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said in a televised speech he had issued an executive order suspending payments.

First US cruise ship in nearly 40 years arrives in Cuba:" Adonia's docking in Havana harbour marks start of commercial travel between the two neighbours after years of animosity.

Saudi minister confirms warning on proposed US law on 9/11: Saudi Arabia has warned the United States that a proposed U.S. law that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks would erode global investor confidence in America, its foreign minister said Monday.

FBI gets warrant to force woman to unlock iPhone with fingerprint: A federal judge has signed a warrant to compel a woman to unlock her iPhone’s fingerprint security mechanism. While the Fifth Amendment would prevent a person from having to give their passcode, biometric methods are not similarly protected.

Trump 41%, Clinton 39%: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 41% support to Clinton’s 39%. Fifteen percent (15%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Key Articles

Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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Alan Hart Interviews Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’

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 .

 

  "Rebuilding America's Defenses"
Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony


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