Grand Puppetmaster Brzezinski
Directing War Strategies from the Shadows
By Mike Whitney
This isn’t politics; it’s hysterics. It’s incendiary, jingoistic
mumbo-jumbo intended to rouse the public and fan the flames of
The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun
By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington’s stooges in Kiev have prepared an economic austerity plan
that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western
bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid.
Crimea Now Part of Russia, Local Parliament
By Shaun Walker in Simferopol
The de facto authorities of Crimea have announced that they consider the
territory to be part of Russia after a swift vote in the local
US Policy of Isolating Russia and Expanding NATO
Is a Dismal Failure
By Rodrigue Tremblay
What would the United States do if a hypothetical Russian Empire were to
incorporate Mexico or Canada into a military alliance?
Ukraine and the Presstitute media
By Peter Koenig
Obama, the naked, shameless emperor dares warn Russia not to intervene
in Ukraine, or else… and the spineless European puppets with the mighty
NATO in their back are aping similar threats. – Hilarious!
“Journalists” Follow Obama on Ukraine
By Margaret Kimberley
The corporate media are a key component of the U.S. imperial machine.
Although styling themselves as watchdogs, they are in fact the dogs of
war, whose mission is to hide Washington’s aggressions behind a fog of
Russian TV Anchor Resigns On-air Over
Government’s Actions In Ukraine
I Can't Be Part of Network 'That Whitewashes the Actions of Putin'.
Hillary and Other Assorted Barbarians at Russia’s
By Glen Ford
Hillary Clinton is a walking profanity – and, thereby, a prime candidate
to be the next president of the United States.
Iraq: 935 lies, A Tyrant and Weapons of Mass
By Felicity Arbuthnot
Iraq's new dictator is being supported by massive shipments of horrific
weapons, while the country remains poor and devastated country, and a
covert US re-invasion is under way.
CIA Accused Of Spying On Senate Intelligence
By Jeremy Herb
Senators on Wednesday expressed alarm at explosive allegations that the
CIA might have spied on their computers.
The Pentagon’s Phony Budget War
By Mattea Kramer
How the U.S. Military Avoided Budget Cuts, Lied About Doing So, Then
Asked for Billions More.
Bernie Sanders: “I Am Prepared to Run for
President of the United States”
By John Nichols
What's most important is this idea of a political revolution -- rallying
the working families of this country around a vision that speaks to
In Case You Missed It
How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have
Come to Rule America
By Sara Robinson
America didn't used to be run like an old Southern slave plantation, but
we're headed that way now. How did that happen?
The Facts About Abraham Lincoln
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was abandoned by his father and was
suicidal for many years? Do you know the hidden story behind how Lincoln
Let’s Unite For A #WaveOfAction
2 Minute Video
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate.
What If Money Was No Object?
"Consider this question, What Do I Desire?"
17 people killed as car bombs hit Homs and Hama,
fighting rages near Yabroud:, Car
bombs in government-held districts of central Syria killed at least 17
people and wounded many others Thursday, state media and a government
official reported, as fierce fighting raged around the rebel stronghold
15 killed in Syria blast:
“At least 15 people were killed and 12
others injured in the Armenian district, which is home to mostly
Christians and Alawites,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights.
Scores of Militants Killed in Daraa: Government
source: - Syrian army units destroyed
several cars with all the militants inside in the village of al-Zabayer
in al-Lajat area in Daraa province, a military source said, adding that
another unit destroyed a heavy machinegun, killed dozens of militants
and injured others in Ayd village.
Battle for Syrian rebel town erases border:
Sunnis and Shiites from Lebanon are streaming into Syria to take up arms
on opposite sides of a fierce battle over a rebel stronghold — a fight
that has effectively erased the border between the two countries and
underlined how Lebanon is being sucked into the civil war next door.
Bleak future for Lebanon as Syria war enters
fourth year: The future outlook for
Lebanon is gloomy in terms of its stability, economy and national unity
as the war in Syria enters its fourth year next week with no end in
sight, political analysts said.
Sarin used in two Syria chemical attacks point to
military stockpiles - UN: "The
evidence available concerning the agents used on 21 August indicated
that the perpetrators likely had access to the chemical weapons
stockpile of the Syrian military, as well as the expertise and equipment
necessary to manipulate safely large amount of chemical agents,"
US imposes restrictions on travel by Syrian
ambassador to UN: The department says
it's told the diplomat that he no longer can travel within the United
States outside of the five boroughs of New York City.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As
Separate Bombings in Iraq Kill at
Least 37: A series of bombings
Thursday struck commercial areas in central Iraq, killing at least 37
civilians, authorities said. Most of the blasts came from
explosives-rigged parked cars and one by a bomb that ripped through an
outdoor market, police said.
Qaeda in Yemen executes alleged US informer Body
displayed at football stadium:
Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen executed one of their own Thursday after
accusing him of spying for the United States, a security official said.
The man was executed by firing squad and his body was displayed at a
football stadium near Shehr in the southeastern Hadramawt province,
After Latest Incident, Israel’s Future in FIFA Is
Uncertain: Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, and
Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya. They were once soccer players in the West
Bank. They are never going to play sports again. Jawhar and Adam were on
their way home from a training session in the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium
on January 31 when Israeli forces fired upon them as they approached a
20 "insurgents" killed in Nigerian military raid:
Twenty suspected Boko Haram fighters
were killed in a military operation by troops in Nigeria's northeastern
state of Borno, where the headquarters of the outlawed sect is located,
local authorities said in Abuja on Thursday.
‘Cairo to strip thousands of Palestinians of
citizenship’: Two days after a Cairo
court banned Hamas’s activities in Egypt, the country’s security
establishment intends to revoke the citizenship of thousands of
Palestinians obtained during the one-year term of deposed Muslim
Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi, an Egyptian daily reported on
Egypt bars Gaza-bound Irish Nobel Peace Laureate
Maguire: - Egypt detained and
deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and peace activist Mairead
Maguire on Wednesday and held up others who had been planning to go to
neighboring Gaza, the activists and officials said.
Egypt calls for setting up international fund to
collect arms in Libya: Egypt's
Foreign Minister called on Thursday for founding an international fund
to collect arms in Libya in coordination with both Libya and the United
Nations. Seven Coptic Egyptians were shot dead in Libya in February near
Benghazi, where assassinations and kidnaps are common.
Western countries alarmed as Libya slides towards
chaos: Western countries voiced
concern on Thursday that tensions in Libya could slip out of control in
the absence of a functioning political system, and they urged the
government and rival factions to start talking.
U.N. says west of Central African Republic
'cleansed' of Muslims: Most Muslims
have been expelled from the west of conflict-ravaged Central African
Republic, where thousands of civilians are at risk of being killed
"right before our eyes," U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio
Guterres said on Thursday.
UN chief calls for more troops in CAR:
Ban Ki-moon asks UN Security Council for 10,000 reinforcements as
violence between Christians and Muslims continues.
Nigeria shuts schools to stem Islamist attacks:
Nigeria has shut five government colleges in the country's restive
northeast in the wake of a deadly series of attacks targeting schools.
Nigeria court orders men whipped for gay sex:
Four young men were convicted of gay
sex and whipped publicly as punishment in an Islamic court in northern
Nigeria, a human rights activist said.
NATO airstrike kills 5 Afghan soldiers:
The troops were killed at an outpost in volatile Logar province, about
50 miles outside Kabul, according to both U.S. and Afghan officials.
Report finds opium production trebled in a
decade: Overall opium production in
Afghanistan has trebled in the last decade to over 500,000 acres.
Afghan president's brother withdraws from
election race: Qayoum Karzai ends
campaign and throws political weight behind candidate believed to be
current president's favourite
Pakistan reopens Afghan supply line for NATO:
Trucks are travelling once again through Pakistan to bring supplies to
NATO forces in Afghanistan
Pakistan's madrassas reined in by government:
Religious schools to be brought under national framework within a year
in policy aimed at combating extremism.
Two dead in Venezuela opposition protest:
official: - A Venezuelan soldier and
a motor cyclist were killed in a standoff with opposition demonstrators
who had set up a barricade along an avenue of Caracas, the vice
president of the ruling Socialist Party said on Thursday.
Crimean parliament votes to join
Obama says Crimea referendum would 'violate international law:
Masked Men in Crimea Not Russian Military,
Russian Officials Tell Pentagon: The
masked men in military uniform spotted all over Ukraine’s Crimean
peninsula are not Russian military forces but “well-trained militia
forces,” Russian officials have claimed to America’s top military
'We Don't Want War Here': Pro-Russia Militias
Patrol Crimea: Pro-Russia militias
have taken root on the streets of Crimea’s capital city of Simferopol
since the dramatic events in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, nearly two
Obama orders sanctions over Russian move in
Ukraine: President Barack Obama
Thursday ordered sanctions on people (allegedly) responsible for
Russia’s "military intervention" in Ukraine, including travel bans and
freezing of their U.S. assets, and said that a referendum by the Crimea
region to join Russia would violate international law.
US sends six fighters for NATO Baltics patrols:
Lithuania: The United States on
Thursday sent six additional F-15 fighter jets to step up NATO's air
patrols over the Baltic states, mission host Lithuania said as
West-Russia tensions simmered over Ukraine.
US in tenuous sabre rattling over Ukraine:
The US Defense Department has announced plans to add several fighter
jets to US aircraft squadrons based near Russian borders
The clash in Crimea is the fruit of western
expansion: The external struggle to
dominate Ukraine has put fascists in power and brought the country to
the brink of conflict
Russia moves to cement renewed
global role: For Washington, the
response to “Russian resistance” in Syria should take place in one of
Moscow’s vulnerable spots, hence the U.S. intelligence intervention in
Ukraine’s crisis and American attempts to push the international
community to take a stance against Russia under the pretext that it is
planning to invade a neighboring country.
Ukraine issues arrest warrants for Crimea's PM,
parliament speaker: - A court in the
Ukrainian capital of Kiev has issued arrest warrants for the prime
minister and parliament speaker of the country's autonomous republic of
Crimea, the Prosecutor General's office said Wednesday.
Russia to make citizenship easier for native
Russian speakers: - Russia is making
it easier for native Russian speakers who have lived in Russia or the
former Soviet Union to get citizenship, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
said on Thursday, a signal to the West that Moscow is not backing down
Ukraine: EU freezes assets of Yanukovych's former
hierarchy: The 28-nation bloc early
on Thursday revealed the names of those targeted by its sanctions. The
list appears to include Yanukovych’s closest aides, including a former
interior minister, justice minister, the prosecutor general, the head of
the security services and Yanukovych’s son.
Ukraine crisis: bugged call reveals "theory"
Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet
tells EU's Cathy Ashton about claim that provocateurs were behind Maidan
killings about Kiev snipers:
Ukraine crisis: CIA, not Pentagon, forecast
Russian move - sources: Two national
security sources said the CIA had specifically warned policymakers,
shortly before the Russian military moved into the Crimean peninsula,
that such a move could be imminent.
Hillary Clinton likens Russia, Putin in Ukraine
to Hitler, Germany in 1930s: The
ex-US Secretary of State says that 'claims by [Russian President
Vladimir] Putin that they had to go into Crimea, because they had to
protect Russian minorities, is reminiscent of claims that were made back
in the 1930’s ... Germany, under the Nazis claimed they had to protect
German minorities in Czechoslovakia
Ron Paul: US has no right to lecture on Ukraine :
Video: Ron Paul thinks the US is
hypocritical for lecturing Russia for a violation of sovereignty. Take a
listen to what else the libertarian-leaning politician has to say about
US involvement in Ukraine.
Pensions in Ukraine to be halved - sequestration
draft: The self-proclaimed government
in Kiev is reportedly planning to cut pensions by 50 percent as part of
unprecedented austerity measures to save Ukraine from default. With an
“empty treasury”, reduction of payments might take place in March.
CIA Accused Of Spying On Senate
Intelligence Committee Staffers: In
many ways, the idea that the CIA is directly spying on the Senate
Committee charged with its own oversight is a bigger potential scandal
than many of the Snowden NSA revelations so far.
A New Turn in the Story on CIA Monitoring of
Senate Intelligence Committee Computers:
The CIA may have been monitoring the unauthorized retrieval of
information from their own computers! That said, we do not know when
exactly the monitoring began, its scope or purpose.
Obama knew CIA secretly monitored intelligence
committee, senator claims: White
House declines to comment after Mark Udall says agency spied on staffers
preparing scathing report into CIA torture after 9/11
It's WWIII between CIA and Senate:
Senators on Wednesday expressed alarm at explosive allegations that the
CIA might have spied on their computers to keep tabs on their
controversial review of Bush-era “enhanced interrogation” techniques.
Government moves to drop troubling charges facing
Barrett Brown : The government moved
to dismiss 11 of the 17 charges facing Brown — the Texas-based onetime
self-appointed Anonymous spokesman — significantly reducing a potential
Our Rights Shouldn't Come with an Expiration
Date: The proposed Comcast-Time
Warner Cable merger is all about the future of the Internet. The stakes
are high, especially in light of the court decision that struck down the
Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules.
Private license plate scanners amassing vast
databases open to highest bidders:
Automated license plate readers used by car repo companies, for example,
collect billions of personal records per year, which contribute to vast
databases that can be used by law enforcement, insurance companies,
banks, and the like, with few limits.
Apple sent billions offshore to avoid Australia
tax: Report: Apple shifted billions
in untaxed profits from its Australian operations to Ireland over the
past decade, a report said Thursday, as the government vowed to stop
global companies from dodging their fair share of tax.
Obama administration told to stop expanding
"corporate rights" in trade agreements:
It’s a pretty outrageous assault on democratic structures. In fact, when
I tell people new to the trade debate about it, at first they often
don’t believe me.
US judge rejects $9bn ruling against Chevron:
A US judge has upheld oil company Chevron's allegations that an
Ecuadorian court decision ordering it to pay $9.5bn for oil pollution in
the Amazon jungle was fraudulently obtained.
Carlyle Co-founders Private Jets:
Amendments to The Carlyle Group's 2013 10-k reveal three leases for
private planes, one for each Carlyle co-founder.
Number of US long-term jobless who lost benefits
hits 2 million: Some 1.3 million
people lost their unemployment benefits on December 28, and the ranks of
those affected by the cutoff have been growing by 73,000 every week.
Would my blood test still cost $1,132 if the US
had a public health option?:
Democrats should admit Obamacare's failures and campaign instead for a
public option. It's the only way to bring costs down
Pentagon Calls Climate Change Impacts "Threat
Multipliers," Could Enable Terrorism:
The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2014 version of its
Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) yesterday, declaring the threat of
climate change impacts a very serious national security vulnerability
that, among other things, could enable further terrorist activity.
March 05, 2014
Kiev Snipers Hired by Maidan Leaders - Leaked
EU's Ashton Phone Tape
The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly
hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation.
Has Russia Invaded Ukraine?
Propaganda Rules The News
By Paul Craig Roberts
Even Abby Martin and Greenwald, both of whom bring us much light, cannot
fully escape Western propaganda.
US Imperialism, Ukraine and the Danger of World
By Barry Grey and David North
Are we standing on the brink of a nuclear war? That is the question that
everyone should be asking.
U.S. Hawks Take Flight over Ukraine
By Jim Lobe
Neo-conservatives and other interventionists claim that President Barack
Obama's preference for diplomacy over military action invited Russian
Spring Fails in Ukrainian Plunderland
By Pepe Escobar
"Russia will abandon the US dollar as a reserve currency if the United
States initiates sanctions against the Russian Federation."
America’s Staggering Hypocrisy
By Robert Parry
Since World War II – the United States has invaded or otherwise
intervened in so many countries that it would be challenging to compile
a complete list.
Venezuela’s Struggle, Widely Misrepresented,
Remains a Classic Conflict Between Right and Left
By Mark Weisbrot
Venezuela is not Ukraine, where opposition leaders could be seen
publicly collaborating with U.S. officials in their efforts to topple
the government, and pay no obvious price for it.
The Final Nail in the
Coffin of the US-led "Peace" Talks
Netanyahu Demands Palestinians Recognize Israel
as 'Jewish State'
By Ma'an News
Netanyahu urged Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to recognize Israel
as a "Jewish state" and to "abandon the fantasy" of "flooding" Israel
The Stone that Brings Down Goliath?
Richmond and Eminent Domain
By Ellen Brown
JPMorganChase admitted that it, along with every other large US bank,
had engaged in mortgage fraud as a routine business practice.
The Real You
Are You A Poor Little Me?
When you're ready to wake up, you're going to wake up, and if you're not
ready you're going to stay pretending that you're just a 'poor little
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As - -
26 killed in fresh wave of
violence in Iraq: Up to 26 people
were killed and 87 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on
Wednesday, including a series of car bombs in Baghdad, police said.
Checkpoint attacks kill seven Iraq security
attacks on army and police checkpoints in the Baghdad area killed at
least seven members of Iraq's security forces on Wednesday, officials
U.S. Murders Another 4 People In Yemen:
: A US drone strike in northern Yemen on
Wednesday killed four alledged Al Qaeda members, including an Iraq
veteran, a military official said.
World powers responsible for failing to stop
Syria war crimes: U.N.: "The Security
Council bears responsibility for not addressing accountability and
allowing the warring parties to violate these rules with total
impunity," Paulo Pinheiro, who leads the U.N. commission of inquiry,
told a news conference.
Syria government forces intensify Yabrud
campaign, retake Qalamoun area: The
Syrian army has intensified its operations against foreign-backed
opposition groups, retaking a strategic hill in Qalamoun region.
Israel fires on Hezbollah on Syrian border:
Israel fired on Hezbollah militants who were attempting to plant a bomb
on Syria’s border with the occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli army said
Wednesday, as frictions with the Lebanese Shiite movement rise.
'End to negotiations?' Netanyahu's speech sparks
furious reaction from Palestinians:
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday implored Palestinian leader,
Mahmud Abbas, to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the
fantasy" of refugees returning to Israel, fueling anger from the
PM Netanyahu at the AIPAC Policy Conference 2014
: Video - Thank you. - I bring you
greetings from Jerusalem — (cheers, applause) — the eternal, undivided
capital of Israel and the Jewish people. (Cheers, applause.)
Obama promises Netanyahu to put pressure on Abbas:
U.S. president to ask Abbas to accept framework agreement, and to agree
to extend deadline for talks.
Kerry to AIPAC: America will not fail Israel:
US secretary of state reiterates US' unequivocal support of Israel,
rebuffs allegations about his 'obsession' with peace process: 'This is
about the dreams of Israelis and the dignity of Palestinians.'
Michele Bachmann: American Jewish Community 'Sold
Out Israel': U.S. Rep. Michele
Bachmann (R-Minn.) has very strong feelings about Israel, and she's
disappointed that American Jews don't have the same feelings she does.
Iran says Revolutionary Guard has acquired
multiple-warhead missiles: "These
missiles are able to hit and destroy enemy targets with precision, and
they meet a variety of the armed forces' needs," Dehghan said. "The
weapons have strengthened Iran's deterrence power and military might,"
he added, in comments were posted on the Guard's website.
Iran denies sending intercepted weapons to Gaza:
Israel says, the Syrian-made weapons were shipped overland to Iran and
then loaded onto the ship, meant to dock in Port Sudan, after which the
weapons would have been smuggled into the Gaza Strip through the Sinai
6 people killed as Pakistan resumes Taliban talks
despite deadly blast: Pakistani
government and Taliban negotiators resumed peace talks Wednesday and
said they were ready to move to a decisive "second phase" even as a
militant attack killed six military personnel.
Roadside Bombing Kills Two Policemen in
Afghanistan: A roadside bomb
explosion Wednesday struck a police van in Afghanistan, killing two
policemen and leaving one injured.
Five soldiers killed as fighting breaks out in
South Sudan’s army barracks: Five
soldiers died when heavy fighting broke out in the main military
barracks in war-torn South Sudan’s capital Juba on Wednesday,
underscoring serious tensions within the national army as it battles a
Three killed in Somalia for being ‘spies’:
Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked militant group says it has killed three men it
accused of being spies.
Leaked audio raises Kiev sniper
questions: A leaked audio file
suggests pro-Western leaders may be responsible for Kiev's sniper
shootings on February 20-21.
Putin Says Those Aren't Russian
Forces In Crimea: Russian soldiers
have not occupied government buildings and surrounded Ukrainian military
bases on the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin
insisted Tuesday during a news conference near Moscow at which he gave
an account of recent events that contradicts reports from the ground.
Instead, he told reporters that the heavily armed men are "local
Those who seized power in Kiev want to sour
relations between West & Russia - Lavrov:
The suggestion of Kiev's new self-proclaimed government to swap economic
aid for the placement of US missile defense shield looks too much like
an attempt to sour relations between the West and Russia, said Russian
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Russia rebuffs West on Crimea amid Paris talks:
The European Union offered Ukraine's new pro-Western government 11
billion euros in financial aid in the next couple of years provided Kiev
reaches a deal with the International Monetary Fund. Germany, the EU's
biggest economy, also promised bilateral financial help.
Kremlin aide warns U.S. of response if sanctions
imposed - RIA: A Kremlin aide was
quoted on Tuesday as saying that if the United States were to impose
sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, Moscow might be forced to drop the
dollar as a reserve currency and refuse to pay off any loans to U.S.
Ukraine can't pay for Russia's February gas
supplies in full - Gazprom CEO: "Our
Ukrainian partners informed us yesterday that they will not be able to
pay for February gas supplies in full," Miller said. Miller said Ukraine
owed the company $1.529 billion for gas in total and described what
measures the company intended to take. .
Former Ohio congressman accuses
US of provoking Ukrainian crisis:
Diverting from the typical Western line against "Russia’s invasion of
Crimea," former Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate
Dennis Kucinich said it was driven by covert action by the United
U.S., Russia hold talks on Ukraine tensions:
Russia drafts law to seize EU, U.S. assets in case of sanctions, rebuffs
Western demands to withdraw forces; Kerry brings moral support and a $1
billion aid package to a Ukraine fighting to fend off bankruptcy.
The Ukraine crisis through the whimsy of
international law: This is the
commander-in-chief of a military that operates a prison camp on Cuban
soil, against the explicit wishes of the Cuban government, and which
regularly fires drone missiles into other countries, often killing
Kerry visit to Kiev: The USA has no moral right
to lecture anyone on anything: Let us
see the real issues behind the scenes, let us cut the hype and hysteria
and let us start from a clear standpoint that the United States of
America has not one iota of moral credibility to lecture anyone on
Abby Martin: Video - I Stand by Everything I Said
and the Corporate Media Missed the Point
: Abby Martin remarks on the media circus resulting from her comments
condemning Russia's military response to the unrest in Ukraine
War criminal -Hillary
Clinton Compares Russia Moves To Nazi Aggression:
Clinton made the remarks at a $1,500-per-plate fundraiser for the Boys
and Girls Club of Long Beach at a law firm downtown, Keesal, Young &
NSA chief criticises media and suggests UK was
right to detain David Miranda:
Keith Alexander says revelations have
caused ‘grave damage’ and claims officials are making ‘headway’ on
Did the CIA spy on the U.S. Senate?:
The CIA Inspector General’s Office has asked the Justice Department to
investigate allegations of malfeasance at the spy agency in connection
with a yet-to-be released Senate Intelligence Committee report into the
CIA’s secret detention and interrogation program, McClatchy has learned.
UK: NHS records 'sold to insurers':
The medical records of almost 50 million NHS hospital patients have been
sold for insurance purposes, it has been reported. The revelation comes
less than a week after controversial plans to share medical records were
delayed until later this year.
March 04, 2014
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As
Iraqi Gov’t Accused of Killing Over 100 Civilians
By Dahr Jamail
Doctors, residents and non-governmental organization workers in the city
of Fallujah are accusing the Iraqi government of war crimes and crimes
Why Russians Are ‘Paranoid’
By Peter Hitchens
Russia is portrayed as a bogeyman, and its people as either oppressed or
as tools of a new Hitler.
Resist the War Party on Crimea
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed
pages are ablaze here.
"What Russia Did Is Wrong"
RT Host Abby Martin Condemns Russian Incursion Into Crimea
By Glenn Greenwald
Abby Martin, remarkably demonstrated last night what “journalistic
independence” means by ending her Breaking the Set program with a clear
and unapologetic denunciation of the Russian action in Ukraine:
Democracy On The Retreat In Europe
By Neil Clark
The hailing of a foreign-backed coup d’état in a country where fresh
elections were only 12 months away as a “victory for democracy” was
The Nature of War has Changed, Which is Bleak
News for Syria’s Minorities
By Patrick Cockburn
Wars these days are proxy wars to a greater or lesser degree, and this
trend may increase if only because it is more saleable to voters back
Borders Are Becoming A Bit Odd In The Middle East
By Robert Fisk
And you, Readers, thought the Middle East was a difficult place to
understand. Try living here.
Washington Post Uses Biased Experts to Promote
Propaganda on Venezuela
By Murtaza Hussain
They also appear to have serious, unstated conflicts of interest that
cast doubt on the integrity of the Washington Post‘s entire reportage on
Anatomy of the Deep State
- By Mike Lofgren
There is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not
explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or
In Case You Missed it
Propaganda as Journalism
By John Pilger Video
War by journalism, US military's quest for domination/hegemony in the
post 9/11 era, false history in the guise of 'objective' journalism.
Postcard from the End of America: Joliet
By Linh Dinh
We live in a culture where the media can suppress (or inflate) anything,
where a Honey Boo Boo’s fart resonates much more loudly than the bomb
that killed Michael Hastings.
Action Into The Light
2 Minute Video
We are coming into a new world, a kindlier world, where men will rise
above their hate, their greed and brutality.
Nigeria: Another 40 killed in Flesh Boko Haram
Attack: In the fourth attack in the
last three days in troubled Borno State, no less than 40 persons have
been killed in Jakana, 35 kilometres away from Maiduguri.
Mozambique: 4 police killed by suspected
ex-rebels: Suspected members of
Mozambique's ex-rebel movement turned opposition Renamo killed four
policemen and wounded five others at the weekend, local media reported
Officer among 3 killed in Libya's Benghazi:
Two separate attacks in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi left
three people dead, including an air force officer, a security official
Egypt military chief Sisi hints at presidential
bid: Egypt's armed forces chief,
Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, has said he cannot ignore calls by
the majority for him to run for president. He was quoted by the state
news agency Mena as revealing that "official procedures" regarding his
candidacy were expected in the coming days.
Court in Egypt bans Palestinian group Hamas:
A court in Egypt has banned all activities by the Palestinian Islamist
movement Hamas and ordered the seizure of its offices and assets. A
lawsuit filed by an Egyptian lawyer had demanded the move because of its
links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
U.S. Code Pink Co-Founder Held at Egypt Airport
Deported: Benjamin has been deported
to Turkey, Code Pink said in a Twitter posting. The activist was on her
way to Gaza as part of an International Women’s Day delegation.
"Help. They Broke My Arm. Egypt
Police": Peace Activist Medea Benjamin Detained en Route to Gaza:
U.S. peace activist Medea Benjamin was detained Monday at Cairo’s
airport by Egyptian police without explanation. She says she was
questioned, held overnight in an airport prison cell and then violently
handcuffed by Egyptian officials, who dislocated her shoulder and broke
Gaza public workers say Hamas not paying salaries:
Palestinian civil servants called on the Gaza Strip's Hamas government
Monday to pay them full salaries, the clearest sign yet that Egypt's
blockade of the territory is making it increasingly difficult for the
Islamic militants to govern.
26 killed in fresh bout of violence across Iraq:
At least 26 Iraqis, including 15 policemen, were killed and 60 others
injured in acts of violence across the country within the past 24 hours,
according to security and medical sources.
Gunmen Kill 7 in Attack on Iraqi Government
Building: Gunmen wearing suicide
belts raided a local government building in Samarra on Tuesday, killing
four government employees and three police officers in a two-hour battle
with security forces, Iraqi officials said
Over 6,500 citizens fled Syria in last three
days: Activists say: London-based
Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) "watchdog" said that 15 people
were killed in the suburbs of Damascus, nine in Dara’a, five in Idlib,
four in Hama and seven in Homs and Aleppo together.
EU launches probe into corruption claims at
Turkey's EU Ministry: The European
Commission has launched a probe into claims of tender-rigging and
illegal recruitment at an agency linked to Turkey's EU Affairs Ministry
while former EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis -- who was implicated in a
corruption scandal that became public on Dec. 17, 2013 -- was in the
Yemen: Eight killed in Sana’a, Al-Jawf clashes:
Fighting between security forces and armed Houthis and tribesmen in
three separate instances left eight dead and 11 others injured over the
weekend in Al-Jawf and Sana’a, according to local security sources. Two
people have been arrested in connection with the fighting.
US kills three people in Yemen:
A US drone strike targeting an (alledged) al-Qaida vehicle killed at
least three terrorist suspects and wounded two in Yemen on Monday
evening, a security official said.
UN report identifies 30 drone strikes that
require ‘public explanation’: The
report, by British lawyer Ben Emmerson QC, identifies 30 attacks between
2006 and 2013 that show sufficient indications of civilian deaths to
demand a ‘public explanation of the circumstances and the justification
for the use of deadly force’ under international law.
Yemen navy admiral escapes Qaeda attack, guards
killed: A Yemeni navy admiral escaped
an assassination attempt Tuesday in the south of the country blamed on
Al-Qaeda, but two of his guards were killed, a military source said.
Afghan security forces kill 7 militants: ministry:
The Afghan Interior Ministry on Tuesday said that the country's security
forces have eliminated seven Taliban militants during a series of
military operations since early Monday.
What a waste of life:
13,700 Afghan troops killed in 10 years:
The OAA said that 13,729 families of security force personnel had been
awarded financial support after suffering a fatality, while another
16,511 families were compensated after a relative was wounded.
Karzai brother to withdraw from Afghan
presidential race - rival: The Afghan
president's brother is preparing to withdraw from the presidential
elections according to a rival candidate, former Foreign Minister Zalmay
Rassoul, who said late on Tuesday the two were planning an alliance and
would join forces soon.
Pentagon plans $80 billion war budget despite
Afghan withdrawal: The Defense
Department’s proposed budget released Tuesday calls for keeping war
funding at nearly the same level in fiscal year 2015 as in the current
Pakistan: Two killed in attack on Nato convoy:
Two truck drivers were killed and another injured when gunmen opened
fire on a Nato supply convoy in north-west Pakistan, an official said
Putin: Deploying military force is last resort,
but we reserve right: Russia will not
go to war with the people of Ukraine, but will use its troops to protect
citizens, if radicals with clout in Kiev now try to use violence against
Ukrainian civilians, particularly ethnic Russians, Putin told the media.
Crimean self-defense squads in stand off with
Ukrainian soldiers at Belbek airport:
The autonomous republic’s self-defense forces have met with Ukrainian
soldiers who wanted to return to Belbek Sevastopol International
Airport. The sides entered into long negotiations, which ended with a
Obama: Russia 'not fooling anybody' over Ukraine
– live: Barack Obama says Vladimir
Putin's rationale for his incursion into Crimea was not "fooling
anybody" and that Russian "meddling" in Ukraine would isolate Moscow
Washington warns Moscow to change course on
Ukraine or face economic consequences:
Following talks with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama warned
Moscow the US would turn the economic and diplomatic screw if it did not
Gazprom to Cancel Gas Discount for Ukraine:
The head of Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom said Tuesday that it
will annul its discount on natural gas sales to Ukraine from April, a
move that will further stretch Kiev’s teetering finances.
Russian troops ordered home from surprise war
games: President Putin has ordered
troops sent last week to a surprise military exercise in western and
central Russia to return to their bases. Putin ordered the return after
a Defense Ministry report, which said the exercises have been conducted
successfully, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media.
Russian Navy conducts training exercises:
More than 3,500 Russian naval infantry and coastal forces from the
Western and Central Military Districts took part in unscheduled tactical
exercises Monday in the Russian Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad.
Russia is allowed to have 25,000 troops in
Crimea...and other facts you didn’t know:
Ukraine’s statement at the UN that 16,000 Russian soldiers have been
deployed to Crimea has caused a frenzy among Western media which chooses
to ignore that those troops have been there since the late 1990s in
accordance with a Kiev-Moscow agreement.
Lavrov slams threats of 'sanctions and boycotts'
over Ukraine: "Those who try to
interpret the situation as a type of aggression and threaten sanctions
and boycotts, are the same who consistently have encouraged (Ukrainians
to) refuse dialogue and have ultimately polarised Ukrainian society," he
told the opening of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Ukraine Nationalist Leader Faces Terrorism
Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on
terrorism-related charges against the leader of a Ukrainian nationalist
group widely seen as the driving force behind former Ukrainian President
Viktor Yanukovych's ouster.
U.S. halts military engagements with Russia in
rebuke over Ukraine: The United
States on Monday suspended all military engagements with Russia,
including military exercises and port visits, as Washington sought ways
to punish Moscow over its military intervention in Ukraine without
escalating the crisis.
UK seeking to ensure Russia sanctions do not harm
City of London: Government document
photographed outside No 10 states that 'London's financial centre'
should not be closed to Russians
Israeli company to build surveillance towers on
Arizona's border with Mexico: Israeli
defense firm wins $145 million contract from US Department of Homeland
Mexico: 2 Pregnant Indigenous Women Denied Help:
In another case, the commission says an 18-year-old indigenous woman
gave birth in the bathroom of a shelter next to a hospital in Oaxaca's
southern Sierra because she was refused medical care.
Aboriginal rights a threat to Canada's resource
agenda, documents reveal: Canadian
government closely monitoring how legal rulings and aboriginal protest
pose an increasing ‘risk’ for multi-billion dollar oil and mining plans
Pigs at the trough:
Bernanke Starts to Cash In (Gets $250K to Speak
in the United Arab Emirates):
Bernanke received at least $250,000 for his appearance at the financial
conference staged by National Bank of Abu Dhab, the UAE's largest bank,
according to sources familiar the matter, reports Reuters.
US sues Sprint for allegedly overcharging on
wiretaps: The government claims
Sprint "inflated its charges by approximately 58 percent," which amounts
to more than $21 million in overpayment.
How U.S. Law Enforcement Uses 50,000 Volts Of
Electricity To Keep Defendants In Line:
When Jonathan Keith Jackson was sentenced to death, he testified and
stood before the jury wearing an electronic shock device around his
waist that could have thrown him writhing to the floor at any moment.
Police Hide Use of Cell Phone Tracker From Courts
Because Manufacturer Asked: The
devices, are called “stingrays,” and unfortunately this is not the first
time the government has tried to hide their use.
March 03, 2014
Washington’s Arrogance, Hubris, and Evil Have Set
the Stage for War
By Paul Craig Roberts
The ignorance, absence of integrity, and lack of independence of the US
media greatly enhances the prospect for war.
Ukraine: This Isn’t A Revolution – It’s Regime
By Brendan O’Neill
The word ‘meddling’ is used to describe Vladimir Putin’s interventions
in Ukraine, but never to describe Angela Merkel’s or John Kerry’s
cultivation of the oppositional forces – that is ‘mediation’.
An Important Second Listen to the "F--k the EU"
By By Robert Wenzel
3 weeks have passed since the leak and events have developed, it is
instructive to listen to the recording once again.
The Ukraine Crisis: John Kerry and Nato Must Calm
Down and Back Off
By Jonathan Steele
At the back of Pentagon minds, no doubt, is the dream that a US navy
will one day replace the Russian Black Sea fleet in the Crimean ports of
Sevastopol and Balaclava.
Heard the One About Obama Denouncing a Breach of
By Norman Solomon
No world leader has done more to undermine international law than Barack
Pres. Obama's One Option: Put Up or Shut Up
By Pat LaMarche
While President Obama believes President Putin should be sanctioned for
his and his Federation's actions, he sees no need to demand payment from
Vice President Cheney or Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld.
Obama's Far Right Foreign Policy
By Shamus Cooke
There has been a virtual U.S. media blackout as to the leadership of the
movements in Ukraine, Syria, and Venezuela, and for good reason.
The Fashion for Hypocrisy On The Left
By Craig Murray
Russian military invasion of Ukraine is approved by the left, because it
is an invasion by Russia, and not an invasion by the West.
The Crisis in Ukraine
By Stop the War Coalition
The United States and NATO broke their word to Russia, by adding most of
Eastern Europe and the Balkan states to their own military alliance, and
by building military bases along Russia's southern border.
Is ‘Big Nasty Putin’ Really As Bad As He’s Made
Out To Be?
By Alex Thomson
Is demonising Mr Putin in silly cold war imagery really accurate or
Israel Lobby Down But Not Out
8 Ways AIPAC Flexes Its Muscle For War and Occupation
By Medea Benjamin
One sign of the Israel lobby's waning influence is the fact that
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not speaking at their
How a British Citizen Was Stripped of His
Citizenship, Then Sent to a Manhattan Prison
By Aviva Stahl
Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama
administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.
The Moazzam Begg Arrest: Part of the Effort to
Criminalize Muslim Political Dissent
By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain
Utilizing extremely dubious terrorism charges against domestic
dissidents has been a hallmark of the national security state in the
Glenn Greenwald and the Myth of Income Inequality
By Douglas Valentine
Greenwald, quire properly, portrays his big time benefactor as
“altruistic,” while Scahill characterizes Omidyar as a “visionary.”
Suffering? Well, You Deserve It
By Chris Hedges
If we cling to our current economic model—which Offer labels “every man
for himself”—then, he said, “it will require serious repression.”
Wanted: Modestly Enlightened Very Rich People (MERPs)
By Ralph Nader
Just hold your nose and cast your vote and don't disturb the status quo.
Vigilantes with a Badge: The War Against the
By John W. Whitehead
I have no respect for the police. I feel threatened and fearful of them.
They are aggressive and intimidating. " Letter from a 60-year-old
For Their Own Protection": Children in Long-Term
"Why lock somebody up while you're locked up? You're trying to kill
their spirit even more," says Michael Kemp, describing his six-month
stay in solitary confinement at age 17. Continue
Iraqi police kill 84 people in Mosul, Fallujah:
Iraqi police said Monday 84 armed men, including 74 of the Islamic State
in Iraq and Lavent (ISIL), were killed in operations in the Mosul and
Over 50 people killed in fierce battles, heavy
shelling in Syria: Violent
confrontations took place between opposition forces and forces of the
Syrian regime, the Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) announced
Syrian army captures village near Yabroud: state
TV: Syrian troops seized control
Monday of a village near the strategic rebel bastion of Yabroud as they
pushed closer to the town near the border with Lebanon, state television
In propaganda exercise?
Saudi Arabia calls on all foreign fighters to
leave Syria: Saudi Arabia's Cabinet
has called for the withdrawal of all foreign fighters from Syria and is
demanding they face international justice if they committed war crimes
there. Riyadh is concerned that Saudi militants in Syria could turn
their weapons on the kingdom.
Bahrain explosion kills 3 police officers:
Interior Ministry: An explosion that
went off while policemen were dispersing demonstrators in Bahrain killed
three police personnel on Monday, the Interior Ministry said on its
Three killed in US drone attack in east Yemen:
The attack took place on Monday when the US’s unmanned aircraft fired a
missile, which hit a car and killed all the three people on board, local
AIPAC Jewish Protestors Talk to Voice of a
Moderate : Video -
Obama: US won’t be able to defend Israel if peace
talks fail: Ahead of meeting with
Netanyahu, president says unprecedented ‘aggressive settlement
construction’ detrimental to peace process
Israel doubles West Bank outpost construction:
Israel central bureau of statistics says work began on 2,534 new housing
units in 2013, compared to 1,133 in 2012.
AIPAC presses Obama: Stay firm on Iran:
Pro-Israel lobby circulates letter calling on Obama to adopt approach to
Islamic republic that, as described, echoes that of Netanyahu.
IAEA: Iran nuclear deal 'implemented as planned':
Rowhani confirmed that despite "thousands of hours" of inspection, the
U.N.’s atomic watchdog failed to find evidence of military objectives in
Iran's nuclear drive.
MP: Iran to Start Building 2nd N. Power Plant in
Bushehr on April 9: Russia’s Rosatom
State Nuclear Energy Corporation announced that Tehran and Moscow are
negotiating on the construction of a second nuclear power plant in
Iran’s Southern province of Bushehr.
Recordings seem to confirm bribe to Bilal
Erdogan's TÜRGEV: New audio
recordings posted on YouTube over the weekend seem to confirm bribery
involving Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's son and other
businesspeople, adding to suspicions that Bilal Erdogan was involved in
corrupt business dealings
Turkish intel in ‘damage control’ after tapping
crisis: “One government department,”
says a Turkish intelligence source, asking not to be named, “Was
suspicious that some of its confidential information was leaked. It
thought the new software it was using could be the source of the
24 Taliban members killed in Afghanistan:
Afghan security forces killed 24 Taliban members and wounded three
others during a series of operations in several provinces across
Afghanistan on Sunday, stated Afghanistan's Interior Ministry
Karzai, soon to step down, rages
against US: “There is no war to be
fought in Afghanistan. I believe that much of the conflict is a creation
in which the Afghans suffer,” he said.
Gunmen, suicide bombers attack court complex in
Pakistani capital, killing 11: A
group of armed men, including two suicide attackers, stormed a court
complex in the Pakistani capital on Monday in a rare terror attack in
the heart of Islamabad that killed 11 people and wounded dozens.
Ukraine news reports that Russian
military issues ultimatums to Ukraine
: Russian military commanders have reportedly given the
Ukrainian navy until 7 p.m. today to surrender and Ukrainian troops
stationed on Crimea's mainland until 5 a.m. tomorrow -- or else they
face attack. But the threats could be part of the war of nerves designed
to rattle Ukraine.
Russia Denies It Has Given
Ukraine An Ultimatum, Calls It "Utter Nonsense":
The official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry called
Message agency " utter nonsense " and said that any ultimatums Ukrainian
military in the Crimea was not put.
Kiev Accuses Russia of Violating Ukrainian
Airspace: The Ukrainian air force
scrambled a lone SU-27 interceptor aircraft to intercept Russian fighter
jets that violated Ukrainian airspace twice early Monday morning.
Obama readies sanctions against
Russia: President Barack Obama said
the Russian president faces diplomatic and economic isolation unless he
ceases his his violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, and vowed to make
Russia’s military incursion into the Crimea “a costly proposition for
Russia” through sanctions.
Yanukovich sent letter to Putin asking for
Russian military presence in Ukraine:
Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says ousted Ukrainian
President Viktor Yanukovich has sent a letter to Putin asking him to use
military force in Ukraine to restore law and order.
Kerry's threats vs Russia unacceptable, West
sides with neo-Nazis - Russian FM: In
the statement released Monday, the ministry said Kerry’s “Cold War”
rhetoric would do nothing to punish “radical extremists” who carried out
the coup, but rather sought to put the focus on Russia.
Billionaires To The Rescue:
The office of President Oleksandr V. Turchynov announced the two
appointments on Sunday of two billionaires — Sergei Taruta in Donetsk
and Ihor Kolomoysky in Dnipropetrovsk — and more were reportedly under
consideration for positions in the eastern regions.
US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to AIPAC: US
monitoring Ukraine with ‘grave concern’:
US monitoring Ukraine with ‘grave concern’: He added that the White
House is prepared to provide the new officials in Kiev with as much
financial support they need to fix their crisis-hit economy.
Western attempts to isolate Russia are doomed –
Russian MP: "And we have not heard
that any statements were made by the overwhelming majority of countries,
including the big ones – the leading countries – such as China, India
and some others, over the decisions taken by Russia yesterday," Pushkov
Emerging Stocks Sink on Ukraine as Russia Slumps
Most in 5 Years: Emerging-market
stocks fell the most in a month, spurred the worst selloff in the Micex
Index (INDEXCF) since 2008 and sent the ruble tumbling even as the
central bank raised interest rates.
Police: Suspected Islamic militants kill 3
policemen in northern Nigeria: Police
spokesman Aminu Abubakar says they were killed Monday while pursuing
four gunmen on motorcycles who attacked a checkpoint on a road from
Katsina to Kano, Nigeria's second-largest city.
Libya moves parliament to five-star Tripoli hotel
after attack: Libya's parliament
moved into a five-star Tripoli hotel Monday, a day after rioters armed
with knives and guns stormed the legislature building, torching
furniture, killing a guard and wounding six lawmakers in the latest
episode of turmoil in the country.
Obama Violating the ideals he pledged to uphold:
The White House is once again weighing whether to kill an American
citizen overseas as part of its "targeted killing" program.