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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
$1,669,543,365,641

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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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Syria War Pause Plan Agreed By World Powers
By Agencies
The halt will not apply to the battle against jihadist groups Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front. Continue

 

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Full Text: Communiqué of the Ceasefire Plan in Syria
By Reuters
Humanitarian access to these most urgent areas will be a first step toward full, sustained, and unimpeded access throughout the country. Continue

 

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The Race To Raqqa Is On - To Keep Its Unity Syria Must Win
By Moon Of Alabama
To leave Raqqa and the eastern oil fields to the U.S. would be a devastating loss. Continue

 

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America’s Endless Wars
By Margaret Kimberley
America’s grand fantasy of a Project for a New American Century has experienced a serious setback. Continue

 

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How Republics Perish
By Patrick J. Buchanan
The prospect of this free republic enduring is, well, doubtful. Continue

 

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Are Americans Too Insouciant To Survive?
By Paul Craig Roberts
The conclusion is unavoidable that the insouciant American people are being prepared for war. Continue

 

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The Internet and Social Fragmentaion
By Fred Reed
Whether America has ever had freedom of speech or a free press can be debated. . Continue

 

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The Clintons Earned Over $3.5 Million in Paid Addresses to Pro-Israel Organizations
By Sarah Lazare, Max Blumenthal
Bill Clinton said he “would grab a rifle” and fight for Israel during paid speech. Continue

 

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Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy
By Ismael Hossein-Zadeh And Anthony A. Gabb
Wage-slaves, describes the vast majority of people in today’s capitalist societies whose sole means of subsistence is the sale of their capacity to work. Continue

 

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It Takes a Greek To Save Europa
By Pepe Escobar
Considering the current intellectual void all across Europa, Varoufakis at least is shaking up the torpor. Continue

 

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Syria crisis plan: Cessation of hostilities, humanitarian airdrops, peace talks laid out in Munich: Russia is counting on the US and other ISSG countries to put pressure on the Syrian opposition to cooperate with the UN, Lavrov said.

What Medvedev never said: Reuters misquotes Russian PM on ‘new world war’: The report referred to a German translation of his words, which is incorrect and implies that Russia is warning that a full-scale war between leading world powers may be ignited from the Syrian conflict.

Saudi Arabia confirms plans to send troops to Syria: Saudi Arabia has confirmed it is planning to deploy ground troops to Syria "to fight Isis". The announcement, reported by the Saudi owned news organisation al-Arabiya, comes after several weeks of rumours the Gulf state would lead troops in Syria.

Carter says UAE will put special forces in Syria: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group's capital.

Assad vows to retake whole country, warns could 'take long time': Speaking Thursday in Damascus, Assad said his armed forces would try to retake all of Syria "without any hesitation," but that the involvement of regional players "means that the solution will take a long time and will incur a heavy price."

U.S. Allies Now Fighting CIA-Backed Rebels: Iraqi militias who once fought ISIS with U.S. help are now working with Russian and Iranian forces to crush American-backed rebels in the strategic Syrian city of Aleppo, two defense officials said.

China Rules Out Joining Anti-terrorism Coalitions, Says Helping Iraq: - China won't take part in any coalition fighting "terrorist groups" in the Middle East, but will do its fair share in its own way and is already helping Iraq, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.

Russia concerned over terrorists’ attempts to destabilize Lebanon — Lavrov: "The Russian side confirmed the consistent line towards supporting sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Lebanon."

Iraqi PM says has won back half of IS-held territories: "The area we have liberated so far is more than half of what was occupied by Daesh before," he said, using the Arab term for the militant group.

Yemeni forces kill 20 Saudi soldiers in Jizan: They were killed after their attempt to take back the control of the strategic Jabal al-Doud district of Jizan from Yemeni forces was thwarted, the ministry said on Friday.

Palestinian teen faces indefinite Israeli detention: Amnesty International is demanding the release of 17-year-old Palestinian Muhammad al-Hashlamoun who has been sentenced to six months of detention without charge or trial by Israeli occupation forces.

36 militants killed in Afghanistan operations: At least 36 militants were killed in the past 24 hours as Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) carried out military operations in the country, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Friday.

At least 27 Boko Haram fighters killed across border by Cameroon soldiers: Cameroon soldiers killed at least 27 Boko Haram fighters after launching a cross-border operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi that also resulted in the death of one soldier, a senior military official said.

Two U.N. soldiers killed in Mali attack : Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed and some 30 wounded Friday when suspected Islamists attacked their base at Kidal in restive northeastern Mali, U.N. sources said.

‘Masked gang’ of 7 men arrested near Calais for attacking Iraqi refugees with iron bars: Seven masked men mostly from Calais have been arrested by French police on suspicion of attacking Iraqi Kurds with iron bars in a nearby refugee camp. The victims were reportedly waiting by the road to board trucks traveling to the UK.

France to evict almost 1,000 migrants from "jungle" near Calais: France plans to close part of a camp for migrants near Calais on its northern Channel coast within a week, forcing almost 1,000 people to leave, officials said on Friday.

EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel: European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to impose controls at several borders for two more years because of the migration crisis, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press.

“Cruel” deportations of kids: U.S. and U.K. are sending child refugees back to where they may be killed. Human Rights Watch says the deportations are "cruel" and "disturbing," and likely violate international law

800 Greek farmers storm Agriculture Ministry in Athens, police fire tear gas (VIDEO): Police in Athens have used tear gas to disperse a rally of farmers protesting pension austerity measures as they pelted the Agriculture Ministry with stones. A larger protest demonstration is due to start later Friday.

Statement by Swedish Doctors for Human Rights on Sweden’s rejection of UN ruling ref. arbitrary detention of Mr Julian Assange: After nearly six years, all the main deceptions in the “legal” prosecution initiated by Sweden against Mr Assange are now widely exposed

Court overturns order keeping 'Fast and Furious' documents secret: A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a lower court ruling that kept a lid on a handful of documents related to a lawsuit from Congress over the Obama administration’s botched “Fast and Furious” operation.

Bill introduced to end the draft: A bipartisan group of four congressmen introduced a bill Thursday that would abolish the Selective Service System, more commonly known as the draft.

DNC rolls back Obama ban on contributions from federal lobbyists: The decision was viewed with disappointment Friday morning by good government activists who saw it as a step backward in the effort to limit special interest influence in Washington. Some suggested it could provide an advantage to Hillary Clinton’s fundraising efforts.

Sanders calls out Clinton on taking advice from Henry Kissinger: Video - At the PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate Thursday in Milwaukee, Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced his strong opposition to Hillary Clinton's relationship with fellow former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Noam Chomsky Praises Sanders, But Says Democrats Must Win at All Costs (VIDEO): Does Noam Chomsky want to see Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders in the White House come November? Of the current crop of candidates, Chomsky believes Bernie Sanders would have the best policies

February 11, 2016

Russia Warns Gulf Intervention in Syria Risks World War
By Agencies

Moscow warned Thursday that any move by Gulf nations to send in troops to support the rebels in Syria would risk a “new world war.” Continue

 

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Saudi Arabia Makes "Final" Decision To Send Troops To Syria
By Tyler Durden
“Their victory in Aleppo is not the end of the war. It’s the beginning of a new war,” Continue

 

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Are We on the Eve of War?
Is the US Leading Saudi Arabia Down the Kuwaiti Invasion Road?
By JC Collins
Except this time the aerial bombardment will come from Russian forces and the mop up crew will consist of Iranian and Hezbollah forces. Continue

 

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Rumors of War
By CrossTalk
The Pentagon has requested an unprecedented budget. What threatens the United States and its allies the most? Continue

 

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Next Onslaught in Gaza:
Why the Status Quo is a Precursor for War

By Ramzy Baroud
It is important to denote that most of the media, mainstream or other, adheres to Israel’s designations of the war, not those of Palestinians. Continue

 

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Russia, North Korea, Terrorism… Fear as Currency of Western Tyranny
By Finian Cunningham
Please almighty, benevolent Washington – protect us! Continue

 

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“Intelligent People Know that the Empire is on the Downhill”
By Patrick L. Smith
A veteran CIA agent spills the goods on the Deep State and our foreign policy nightmares. Continue

 

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Decoding the US Empire of Chaos
The Global Reversal of the Social Evolution of Humanity
By Prof. John McMurtry and Biljana Ðorovic
The depth of the abyss into which the world is falling is ever clearer to people, but not the cause or the way out. Continue

 

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Torture, Murder and Donald Trump
By Patrick Martin
Thuggish, gangster language that has been the hallmark of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Continue

 

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Man Shot Alongside RFK Say Sirhan Sirhan Should Be Granted Parole
By Steve Fiorina
The evidence clearly shows you were not the gunman who shot Robert Kennedy. Continue

 

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Report: 11.5% of Syria's Population Killed or Injured in War: the number of fatalities caused by war, directly and indirectly, stands at approximately 470,000—nearly double the figure of 250,000 used by the United Nations

22 Daesh Fighters, Including Security Leader, Killed in Syria - Source: A Syrian military source said that a Syrian militia unit has attacked a command post of the Daesh terrorist group in the city of al-Bukamal near the border with Iraq.

Kurdish forces said to take air base near Turkish border: Kurdish fighters backed by Russian bombing raids have driven Syrian rebels from a former military air base near the border with Turkey

Journey to Aleppo: How the war ripped Syria's biggest city apart: Peter Oborne speaks to residents of government-held areas about their fighting for ‘civilisation’ and latest drive to root out ‘terrorism’ in Syria

Saudi’s decision to send troops in Syria ‘final’: Saudi’s decision to send troops to Syria in an attempt to bolster and toughen efforts against militants is “final” and “irreversible,” the Saudi military spokesman announced on Thursday.

Saudi - "It's A Weird Suicide Mission That Will Have A Very Dark End": News analysis - “The Saudis are simply putting themselves in a very weird position that might have a very dark end. The worst thing is that the implications aren’t only going to affect the region, but world peace.”

Iran reacts to Saudis' offer of troops in Syria: To Iran, Saudi Arabia sending troops to Syria is “suicidal,” at least according to Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, who made the remark Feb. 6

NATO ‘exploring possibility’ of joining anti-is coalition: U.S.: NATO is considering joining the US-led coalition fighting ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq, U.S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday.

Russia makes proposals for Syria ceasefire, awaits reaction from US - Lavrov: “We made proposals on implementing a ceasefire, quite specific ones,” Lavrov said. “We are waiting for a US response before putting them before the International Syria Support Group.”

US A-10s bombed city of Aleppo on Wednesday, shifted blame onto Moscow – Russian military : Two US Air Force A-10 warplanes carried out airstrikes on Aleppo Wednesday, destroying nine facilities, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported. The same day, the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing two hospitals, despite no Russian flights over the city.

State Department says Russia's claims of US air strikes in Aleppo are 'false': “Claims made by Russian officials of US air strikes in Aleppo are false,” a senior State Department official said. “There have been no US missions flown in or around Aleppo today.”

Russia drops aid on besieged Syrian city: Russian cargo planes have delivered humanitarian aid to regime-held neighbourhoods in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor city, a monitor said Thursday.

Syria conflict: Rebels 'feel abandoned' by Britain and US: A senior rebel commander inside Aleppo says his fighters felt abandoned by countries such as Britain and the United States.

Watch: Military Review - Syria & Iraq: Video - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and local militias liberated the town of Bashoura in the Northern part of Latakia province on Feb.8. The SAA also purged terrorists from the town of al-Hour town and deployed the force in the suburbs of al-Raqaqieh.

Speaking from cloud cuckoo land: Hollande calls for Russia to halt action that supports Assad: "We need to ensure that Bashar al-Assad leaves power and at the moment, helped by the Russians, he is massacring some of his own people"

22 ISIS members killed, 2 booby-trapped vehicles destructed west of Ramadi: – On Thursday the Shiekh of Albu Nimr tribe in Anbar Province Naeem al-Kaoud announced, that 22 members of the so-called ISIS were killed and 2 booby-trapped vehicles were destructed in an operation west of Ramadi.

2 people killed, 7 wounded in bomb blast in Latifiya area south of Baghdad: “A bomb exploded, this morning, near a popular market in Latifiya area south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding seven others.”

Abadi says Kurdistan is part of Iraq, telling Kurds not to hold referendum: Kurdistan Region—Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi urges Kurdish leaders not to go ahead with their planned independence referendum, saying the Kurdistan Region is part of Iraq and should remain so.

Clashes between Yemen forces, Qaeda kill six The operation was part of a bid to drive the militants out of the city. Four members of one family were killed when a rocket hit their house in the neighbourhood of Kabouta near Mansura, a relative said.

At least three Saudi soldiers killed in Yemeni attack: At least three Saudi soldiers have been killed by Yemeni forces in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir region in an attack that came after a series of airstrikes.

Masked gunmen kill 3 Yemeni soldiers in Aden: Masked gunmen suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda killed three Yemeni soldiers in Aden Thursday in the latest attack to target security forces in the southern city, an official said.

Saudi warns U.N., aid workers to leave rebel-held areas in Yemen: It was not immediately clear why Saudi Arabia issued the warning and how many aid groups aside from the United Nations, received the note. The Saudi U.N. mission was not immediately available for comment.

Palestinians Tell Oscar Nominees to Ditch Israel 'Propaganda' Trip: Palestinian human rights activists demanded Wednesday that Oscar nominees refuse to accept Israeli travel vouchers included in a gift bag worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills 4”: An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded another seven. Zia Durrani, spokesman for the provincial police, said Thursday the rogue policeman was shot dead by another officer.

Nato orders fleet to deploy in Aegean Sea: The Nato fleet is being deployed to the Aegean Sea immediately in a bid to end the flow of refugees crossing the sea into Europe from Turkey.

NATO agrees on stronger eastern flank against Russia: The broad plan foresees multinational forces stationed in eastern NATO countries on a rotational basis while a larger, rapid-response contingent would be available upon short notice from elsewhere in Europe.

Soros: 'Putin aims at EU disintegration, threat from Russia bigger than from jihadi attacks': American and EU leaders are making a "grievous error" by taking Russian President Vladimir Putin for their ally in the fight against Islamic State, billionaire investor George Soros has stated. Putin’s real aim is the EU’s disintegration, Soros alleged.

IMF agrees in principle on roadmap of reforms with Ukraine - Lagarde: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached an agreement in principle with Ukraine on a roadmap of reforms aimed to ensure the further financial support to the ailing Ukrainian economy, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday

10 Secret CIA Prisons You Do Not Want To Visit: These secret prisons, dotted all over the world, might just be the most terrifying places on Earth.

Over 50 Killed in Mexican Prison Riot: Fifty-two people died after clashes broke out in the Topo Chico jail in Monterrey in Nuevo Leon state, according to the local government, via a Twitter post.Nuevo Leon officials also said that a further 12 had been wounded with five of those in critical conditions.

Investors 'go bananas' for gold bars as global stock markets tumble: Bullion dealers report record sales as buyers "queue round the block" to purchase the precious metal

"Bloodbath" In Black Gold - Crude Spreads To 5 Year Lows: The canary in the coalmine of an increasingly desperate energy industry just croaked. With "unusual timing" and at "distressed prices," Reuters reports that Phillips 66 - the major US refiner owned by Warren Buffett - dumped crude oil for immediate delivery into Cushing storage

“Worse than 2008”: World’s Largest Container Carrier on the Slowdown in Global Trade: The world’s largest container shipping company is owned by Danish conglomerate AP Møller-Maersk. The conglomerate reported fourth quarter earnings today. And they were a doozie.

Shares plunge on global growth, bank fears; U.S. yields fall: Stock indexes worldwide stumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic, while safe-haven 10-year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.

The world can't afford another financial crash – it could destroy capitalism as we know it: A new economic crisis would trigger a political backlash in Britain, Europe and the United States which could drag us all down into poverty

A half million or more due to lose food samps: About 45 percent are women and close to one-third are over 40 years old. Among those who report their race, about half are white, a third are African American, and a tenth are Hispanic.

Snyder ordered DEQ to withhold Flint lead test results, emails claim: Local health officials say the governor and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality withheld lead testing results, including results from a Flint elementary school, while the agency discussed the best way to present the information to the public.

New York Police Are Using Covert Cellphone Trackers, Civil Liberties Group Says: “When local law enforcement agencies acquire invasive surveillance technologies like StingRays, communities should have the right to know basic information about what kind of surveillance powers those technologies give to the government and how those devices will be used.”

Oregon Standoff Officially Ends After Lone Holdout David Fry Surrenders: The final occupier of a remote federal property in Oregon surrendered to law enforcement Thursday, ending a nearly six-week standoff that tore apart a rural community, captivated a national audience and left one militant dead.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Are Not Latino Leaders: The problem with promoting Cruz and Rubio as “Latino leaders” is that they have turned their backs on the Latino community with their policy positions.

Ted Cruz campaign defends pastor who said God will send hunters for Jews: The Anti-Defamation League and National Jewish Democratic Council both called on Cruz to clarify his opinion on Bickle’s views.

 

February 10, 2016

 

Putin’s Aleppo Gamble Pays Off
By Mike Whitney
Russia adamantly opposes any remedy that allows internationally-recognized terrorists from escaping their eternal reward. Continue

 

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Saudi invasion of Syria: The Bluff That Could Ignite World War III
By Finian Cunningham
From a military point of view, the Saudi troop invasion cannot be taken remotely serious as an effective deployment. Continue

 

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'Masks of Revolution' Maidan Documentary
Full Eng Subs (Video)
Guaranteed to give Maidan apologists heart attacks. Continue

 

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Israel's International Conspiracy
Nearly every western country has an Israel lobby
By Philip Giraldi
The fact is that in terms of systematic human rights violations Israel is something beyond an apartheid state. Continue

 

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TPP - How Corporate Bamboozlers Intend to Widen Inequality in America
By Jim Hightower
Remember, if you're not at the table, you're on the menu.. Continue

 

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The Return Of Crisis
Suddenly banks everywhere are in deep, deep trouble
By Chris Martenson
Remember, if you're not at the table, you're on the menu.. Continue

 

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Unless It Changes, Capitalism Will Starve Humanity By 2050
By Drew Hansen
Corporate capitalism is committed to the relentless pursuit of growth, even if it ravages the planet and threatens human health. Continue

 

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GOP Candidates Compete Over Who Will Commit Most War Crimes Once Elected
By Murtaza Hussain and Dan Froomkin
One candidate or another has promised to waterboard, do a “helluva lot worse than waterboarding,” repopulate Guantánamo, engage in wars of aggression, kill families of suspected terrorists. Continue

 

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Russian-backed Aleppo offensive kills 5 hundred: Pro-rebel monitor says: The Observatory said that among those killed are "89 civilians, including 23 children, 143 pro-government fighters, 274 rebels and foreign fighters".

Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents: Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents

U.S. officials: Russian airstrikes have changed ‘calculus completely’ in Syria: The assessment amounts to an acknowledgment by U.S. spy agencies that Russian airstrikes have derailed the Obama administration’s aims of pushing Assad aside as part of a political settlement to the nearly five-year old conflict.

Saudis discuss plans to deploy ground troops in Syria: The Financial Times reports that Saudi Arabia is discussing plans to deploy ground troops with regional allies, including Turkey, for a safe zone in Syria, in a last-ditch effort to keep alive a rebellion at risk of collapse

Syria invasion plan? Turkey will defend its ‘Aleppo brothers,’ says PM Davutoglu : Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu pledged to return a “historical debt” to Turkey’s “Aleppo brothers” who helped defend the country in the early 20th century, just days after Russia warned of Ankara’s intentions to invade Syria

ISIS leaders remain in close contact with Ankara – Lavrov: The leaders of Islamic State maintain a constant liaison with the Turkish government, working out a new approach to the war in Syria as the Russian Air Force cuts off traditional smuggling routes, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Turkish soldier killed in Syria border clash with Kurdish rebels: army: One Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in clashes with Kurdish rebels trying to cross the border from Syria into southeast Turkey, the military said on Wednesday.

Turkey's Erdogan chastises U.S. over support for Syrian Kurds: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan upbraided the United States for its support of Syrian Kurdish rebels on Wednesday, saying Washington's inability to grasp their true nature had turned the region into a "sea of blood".

Iraq: Turkish warplanes shell Kurdistan Workers’ Party north of Duhok: “This morning, Turkish warplanes shelled the border areas in al-Emadiya District in Duhok Province for nearly an hour.” “The bombardment targeted the headquarters of Kurdistan Workers Party but the losses are still unidentified.”

ISIL suicide car bombers kill at least 27 Iraqi soldiers : Wednesday's attacks on Iraqi army positions in Al-Awasil village, 35km west of Ramadi, also wounded 16 military personnel, army sources told Al Jazeera.

20 ISIS fighters killed in coalition bombardment in central Mosul: “The international coalition aviation bombarded, before noon today, headquarters belonging to ISIS near Salam Hospital in al-Wahda neighbourhood in central Mosul, killing 20 ISIS fighters.”

Operation to retake Mosul has already started, says US envoy: He added, “The operation is a major challenge, especially because about one million people live in Mosul,” pointing out that, “The coalition forces is holding consultations to coordinate with Peshmerga as well as Sunni forces as part of the preparations to attack ISIS inside Mosul

Yemeni rocket attack kills six Saudi soldiers: Six Saudi soldiers were killed in a retaliatory rocket attack Tuesday by fighters from the Houthi Ansarullah movement of Yemen and allied military units.

‘Blackwater Mercenaries’ Are Fighting For Saudi Arabia In Yemen: Saudi Arabia has been using paid mercenaries from around the world to gain a competitive edge in it's failing offensive in Yemen

16-year-old Palestinian shot dead during clashes in Hebron's al-Arrub camp: Israeli army spokesperson said " Israeli soldiers "spotted a number of boys throwing stones at Israeli vehicles," adding that "the soldiers responded with riot dispersal means and shot one of the demonstrators with live fire."

Israel to 'close and confiscate' homes of 4 teens accused of stone throwing attacks: The families said the decision to kick them out of their homes is unfair, particularly because the Israeli court has yet to reach a final judgement in the case of the four teens. The families added that the move amounted to collective punishment.

Bernie Sanders and the question of Palestine: It is worth examining his record on Palestine and the Israelis, how his views have shifted and what we might expect from him as he attempts to broaden his appeal.

Iran Publishes Pictures of Captured U.S. Sailors Crying: The new photographs come on the heels of another set of pictures that showed Iranian military forces detaining the U.S. sailors at gun point and forcing them to place their hands upon their heads while kneeling on a ship.

Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in northeast Nigeria: officials: Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said on Wednesday.

At least 50 killed in armed clashes in Libya’s southern city of Al Kufra: Armed clashes in Libya’s southeastern city of Al Kufra on Tuesday resulted in the deaths of at least 50 people and injury to more than 15 others, a member of the parallel General National Congress representing the city of Al Kufra, Sanussi Al Gummi said here.

Obama “on verge of” launching another bombing campaign in Libya: The notion that the U.S. is considering another bombing campaign in Libya in order to fight ISIS is almost laughably ludicrous, because it was in fact the first U.S.-backed bombing campaign in Libya that brought ISIS into the North African nation in the first place.

At least six dead in Cameroon double suicide attack: Security sources: The two female bombers blew themselves up at 6:20 am, just when people who had spent the night there were preparing for a meal, according to security sources.

Afghan policeman killed in firefight with NATO troops: The incident erupted on Tuesday when the police officer opened fire on a Nato delegation at the entrance of Afghanistan’s ministry of commerce and industries, the ministry said in statement.

3 People Killed by Land Mine in Eastern Ukraine: Three people were killed Wednesday morning in eastern Ukraine when a bus hit a land mine in a no man's land between separatist rebels and government troops.

IMF warns Ukraine it will halt $40bn bailout unless corruption stops: “I am concerned about Ukraine’s slow progress in improving governance and fighting corruption, and reducing the influence of vested interests in policymaking,” she said.

Germany Asks Ukraine to Boost Debt Terms : The Finance Ministry in Berlin, which is mediating talks between the two former-Soviet neighbors over the debt, is urging Ukraine to compromise, according a person with knowledge of the negotiations

Turkish Aircraft Violate Greek Airspace - Reports: Turkish aircraft entered Greek airspace in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea without Athens' permission, the Ekathimerini newspaper reported Tuesday, citing country's military authorities.

Poland, courting NATO, plans to boost Middle East military involvement: Poland signaled on Tuesday its willingness to play a more active role in tackling the Middle East security crisis, in an apparent attempt to persuade its NATO allies in return to boost their presence in eastern Europe.

Deutsche Bank is at a record low and investors are once again scared of European banks: Beyond just Deutsche Bank, investors are expressing clear concern about Europe's banking system once again.

UK Capital 'Global Center' for Money Laundering: "So I think if you want to launder money, London has virtually got everything."

How did Iceland clean up its banks?: Unlike other Western economies, the Icelandic government let its three major banks - Kaupthing, Glitnir and Landsbankinn - fail and went after reckless bankers. Many senior executives have

Australia Admits Recent Stellar Job Numbers Were Cooked: Two months ago the Australian media, which unlike its US counterpart refuses to be spoon fed ebullient economic propaganda, called bullshit on the spectacular October job numbers, when instead of adding 15,000 jobs as consensus expected, Australia's Bureau of Statistics reported that a whopping 58,600 jobs had been added.

Peter Schiff warns U.S. economy heading into recession as debt soars, bank stocks collapse: The Federal Reserve will slash interest rates and the United States economy is on the cusp of a recession, says Peter Schiff, president and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, in a new YouTube video.

Professor Who Exposed Flint Crisis Says Greed Has Killed Public Science: “Academic research and scientists in this country are no longer deserving of the public trust,” declared Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech civil engineering professor who helped expose the Flint water crisis.

HSBC Bank Sued By Families Of US Citizens Killed By Mexican Drug Cartels After Money Laundering Probe: HSBC Holdings PLC has been sued by families of American citizens killed in Mexico, who alleged that the bank helped drug cartels launder money to run their businesses and thus, can be held responsible for the deaths, reports said Tuesday.

Payday Lender Moseley Indicted for Wire Fraud, Other Charges: A payday lender who allegedly exploited more than 620,000 poor people in the U.S. by charging interest rates of more than 700 percent was indicted in New York on charges including collection of unlawful debts and wire fraud.

Trump, Sanders Sweep to Victory in New Hampshire Primaries; Kasich Second: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to convincing victories in the New Hampshire primaries on Tuesday night

Sanders clobbers Clinton in New Hampshire: Bernie Sanders thrashed Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, an emphatic early triumph for a populist campaign long dismissed as an afterthought in the Democratic presidential primary.

How Bernie Sanders' Grassroots Fundraising Machine Is Defying the 2016 "Billionaire Primary": While rallying against a corrupt campaign finance system and a "rigged" economy on the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders raked in nearly 3.25 million individual campaign contributions

Assange: Vote for Hillary Clinton is ‘vote for endless, stupid war' which spreads terrorism: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spoken out against US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, calling her a “war hawk with bad judgment” who gets an “emotional rush out of killing people.”

Chris Christie to end presidential campaign: After a sixth place finish in New Hampshire's Republican primary on Tuesday, Chris Christie is calling it quits.

Carly Fiorina Suspends Campaign for President: Former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday she will suspend her campaign after disappointing showings in the two opening contests of the GOP presidential primary.

The Legitimacy of American Democracy: Video - Former Attorney General Questions the Legitimacy of American Democracy, Points to Roadblocks Against Full Participation of Voters and Candidates as Well as Lack of Information and the Dominance of the Wealthy

 
 
 
 
 

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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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