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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
1,684,788,570,075
 

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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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US Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS
By Felicity Arbuthnot
“Compassion” has been replaced by their missiles of choice. - Continue

 

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Video: Inside Tel Aviv’s “Death To The Arabs” Rally
By Dan Cohen and David Sheen
Thousands converged on Tel Aviv's city hall on 19 April 2016 to register their support for an Israeli soldier who was filmed executing a Palestinian youth. - Continue

 

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Guess Who's Funding Anti-Russian Protests in Armenia?
By Tony Cartalucci
None other than the well-known friends of peace and prosperity around the world, the National Endowment for Democracy. - Continue

 

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Brazil: Dilma – Don’t Let Go!
Open Letter to President Dilma Rousseff

By Peter Koenig
Don’t let the corrupt neoliberal right wing with the help – no, at the instigation of Washington steal your countr. - Continue

 

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Trump Vows To Seek Better Relations With Russia If Elected
Video
"Common sense says this cycle -- this horrible cycle of hostility -- must end, and ideally it will end soon," Trump said - Continue

 

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How the CIA Writes History
By Jefferson Morley
The CIA isn’t protecting national security. It is covering its proverbial rear end. - Continue

 

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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree
By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Who will keep us safe from those who have sworn to uphold the Constitution yet defy it? - Continue

 

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Hillary: Wall Street’s Golden Girl
By Pepe Escobar
The Clinton machine-Goldman Sachs dangerous liaisons stretch back to the early go-go 1990s. - Continue

 

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Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria's Aleppo city: About 200 civilians have been killed in the past week in Syria, nearly half of them around Aleppo. There has also been shelling in Damascus, along with a car bombing

Syria: Air strike on hospital in Aleppo kills at least 20 people including doctors and children: At least 20 people, including two doctors and three children, were killed when a series of air strikes hit a hospital and nearby buildings in the rebel-held part of Syria's contested city of Aleppo overnight.

Russia denies blame for airstrikes on Aleppo hospital: "According to our information, on the evening of April 27, for the first time after a long break, there was a plane over Aleppo that belonged to one of the so-called anti-ISIS coalition countries," it said in a statement.

Syria : 150 US soldiers invade Kurdish region: State news agency citing officials calls entry of 150 troops in the Rmeilan airfield area an 'act of aggression'.

Jazeera Operations forces kill 21 ISIS members west of Ramadi, 203 IEDs dismantled: On Thursday, Jazeera and Badiya Operations Command in Anbar Province announced killing 21 ISIS members and dismantling more than 200 explosive devices during the liberation operation of al-Doulab area west of Ramadi,

11 civilians injured by ISIS shelling in Anbar Province: “A bomb exploded, at noon today, targeting a bus while passing in Hurriya District northwest of Baghdad, killing the driver and wounding five others, as well as causing material damage to the bus.”

Woman and child killed in Iraq as US adopts Israeli ‘knocker’ bombs and leaflet drops - The method was used outside of Mosul in a recent operation, yet a woman and a child were killed upon re-entering a building shortly after it was targeted by a hellfire missile. -

Dunford Acknowledges US Troops in Iraq Conduct Combat Operations: While the White House maintains that U.S. troops supporting the fight against Islamic State militants are not in a combat role, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff acknowledged Thursday that troops are fighting and dying in combat operations in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Iraq shuts down Al Jazeera Baghdad bureau: Network "shocked" by action and vows to continue coverage of events in the country.

Airstrikes kill four, injure two in southern Yemen : On Sunday, Yemeni army forces, backed by Saudi-led coalition planes, launched an offensive against al-Qaeda in Hadhramaut.

Rights concerns put EU-Turkey deal in peril as MPs brawl in Ankara: Suspension of Turkish parliament halts passage of laws needed to win European support for visa-free travel for Turks

US to give Israel 'largest military aid package in history': The White House is reportedly planning to accept Israeli demands for increased military aid, following pressure by the US Senate . Israel has been pressuring the White House to enlarge the annual aid package from $3.1 billion to between $4-4.5 billion.

83% of senators call for boosting exorbitant U.S. aid to Israel; Israel already gets $3 billion per year, 53 percent of U.S. foreign military financing, but 83 senators want more

U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact: Find out how much money your representative has taken from pro\-Israel PACs:

U.S. Ruling Over Compensation for ’83 Beirut Bombing Riles Iran: Anger is building among even Iran’s staunchest defenders of the historic nuclear agreement with the United States, after a recent decision by the American Supreme Court allowing relatives of victims of a 1983 bombing to sue Tehran for $2 billion in compensation from frozen Iranian funds.

'Up to 16 Egyptians' feared killed in clashes with smugglers in Libya: "Preliminary information points to between 12 and 16 Egyptian illegal migrants having been killed in clashes with smuggler gangs," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

After bombing Libya into chaos, NATO plans blockade to bar refugees from Europe, with U.S. help : Rights experts say NATO is likely violating international law and Western leaders' justifications are deceptive

6 militants killed, 60 arrested in Afghan commandos night raid in Kunduz: Afghan army night raidsAt least 6 militants were killed during a night raid conducted by the Afghan commandos in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

Pentagon disciplines 16 for deadly attack on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan : One officer was suspended from command and ordered out of Afghanistan. The other 15 were given lesser punishments: Six were sent to counseling, seven were issued letters of reprimand, and two were ordered to retraining courses.

Pakistan Was Aware Of US Operation That Killed Osama Bin Laden: US Journalist: Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan's detention for years and was killed after the country struck a deal with the US, a top American journalist has claimed citing new evidence and disputed Islamabad's assertion that it was not aware of the raid that killed the al Qaeda terrorist.

Ukraine: Four civilians killed in army shelling, say rebels: The rebel group said at least six homes and a hospital were also damaged in the village as a result of army strikes overnight.

World’s fastest jet MiG-31 intercepts US spy plane near Russia’s Far East: It got to within 15 meters of a US surveillance plane, which was flying in international airspace near the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Ernst & Young: Russia Tied with USA at 31st Place in Corruption, Ukraine in 2nd: According to the study, the highest rates of corruption in business are 90% in Brasil, 88% in the Ukraine and 86% in Thailand. Lowest corruption rates are in Finland (0 %) and Sweden (4%).

French Assembly adopts resolution calling to end anti-Russian sanctions imposed by EU : French MPs have voted in favor of a resolution to lift the EU-imposed sanctions initially slapped on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine and the reunification with Crimea. The document is non-binding.

Tear gas, clashes, vehicles set on fire: Anti-labor reform protests rock France: Tear gas, clashes, vehicles set on fire:

The sickening campaign to silence Corbyn and the Left by exploiting victims of the Holocaust: Op-Ed - It is time to speak out against the concerted and, loosely, coordinated effort to silence Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and critics of Israel, by smearing them as anti-semites.

Hybrid war hyenas tearing Brazil apart - Pepe Escobar: Op-Ed: The gloomy and repulsive night when the female president of the 7th largest economy in the world was the prey of choice fed to a lynch mob of hyenas in a drab, provincial Circus Maximus will forever live in infamy.

Brazil: home of favela resident fighting eviction over Olympics razed: One of the doughtiest campaigners against the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro watched as her home was bulldozed on Tuesday, sparking small protests in her neighbourhood and the city centre.

Five days in the favela: 'I know what it feels like to rob because of hunger' : Evangelical preacher and radio DJ Pastor Nininho found redemption from a life of crime in favela Maré.

Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds: Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarizing knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30 percent after revelations of widespread Web monitoring by the U.S. National Security Agency

Bernie Sanders Says US 'Kill List' Legal, Backs Troops in Syria: "I think what the president is talking about is having American troops training Muslim troops, helping to supply the military equipment they need, and I do support that effort."

Baltimore police shoot 13yo who had replica gun : After chasing the boy for about 150 yards and seeing he did not drop what they thought was a weapon, one of the officers giving chase discharged his firearm and struck the boy,

Obama is First President Ever to Not See Single Year of 3% GDP Growth: According to Louis Woodhill, if the economy continues to perform below 2.67% GDP growth rate this year, President Barack Obama will leave office with the fourth worst economic record in US history.

Homeownership rate falls to third lowest on record: The rate that Americans own their homes fell in the first quarter to the third lowest on record, another indication that worsening finances as well as changing preferences since the Great Recession are altering behavior.

April 26, 2016

Syria - Russia Rejects Kerry's New Attempts To Shield The Terrorists
By Moon Of Alabama
The U.S. has long considered al-Qaeda a secret ally in its attempt to destroy the Syrian state. - Continue

 

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The Classified '28 Pages': A Diversion From Real US-Saudi Issues
By Gareth Porter
The US government has known that Saudi financing of madrassas all over the world has been a major source of jihadist activism. - Continue

 

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In Israel, an Ugly Tide Sweeps Over Palestinians
By Jonathan Cook
It is no longer just the state’s Jewishness that is sacrosanct. The occupation is too. - Continue

 

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The EU to Become a “U.S. Colony”?
By Peter Koenig
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would Abolish Europe’s Sovereignty. - Continue

 

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The Empire of Chaos Strikes Back
By Pepe Escobar
Beware the wrath of an Empire of Chaos scorned. That’s what’s in play now against the BRICS; - Continue

 

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The Return of the Coup in Latin America
By Manuel E. Yepe
“The negative opposition in Congress is part of the ongoing coup the US and its local puppets are carrying out against Venezuela,” - Continue

 

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Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed:
The Absurdity of Being a Citizen in the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead
You don’t even have to be a dissident to get flagged by the government for surveillance, censorship and detention. - Continue

 

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Aleppo death toll mounts; rescue workers killed: Attacks by government forces and rebels killed at least 30 people, including eight children, in the last 24 hours in Aleppo, a city seeing some of the worst of a renewed escalation in the Syrian war, a monitoring group said.

No boots on ground in Syria, but US troops wearing boots & on ground are there ? State Dept

At least 7 killed in car bomb attack in Iraq's Baghdad: The car bomb attack left at least seven civilians killed and some 30 others wounded. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)

Tens of thousands of Iraqis protest in central Baghdad: Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr back on the streets to demonstrate against Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi and corruption.

Iraqi MPs block vote on new cabinet reshuffle: Iraqi MPs disrupted a parliament session Tuesday, blocking Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi from presenting a new cabinet lineup aimed at fighting corruption as tens of thousands of protesters took over part of central Baghdad to demand a vote.

Russia supplying S-300 missiles to Iran ahead of schedule : Russia is supplying its S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran ahead of schedule and is now in talks with the Islamic Republic on deliveries of other military equipment, the head of Russia's federal arms exports service, FSVTS, said on Tuesday.

Swiss Envoy Summoned over US Seizure of Iran's Assets: The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Giulio Hass in protest at the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court which authorized the transfer of $2 billion of Tehran's frozen assets to the families of the victims of a 1983 bombing in Beirut.

Yemeni forces seize main oil terminal from al Qaeda: Yemeni government forces and their Emirati allies took back control of the country's largest oil export terminal from al Qaeda on Monday, security officials said, a day after routing the militants from their nearby stronghold.

Saudi Arabia agrees on plan to cut reliance on oil: Vision 2030 envisages forming public investment fund, boosting affordable housing and giving expats long-term residence.

Al Shabaab kills five at Somali military base: army captain: "Al Shabaab militants attacked early in the morning. Five soldiers died and 12 others were wounded," captain Aden Nur told Reuters from Baidoa. Six al Shabaab fighters were killed, he added.

Eight suicide bombers killed in Afghanistan's Kunduz province: At least eight suicide bombers were killed after their suicide vests went off prematurely in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Tuesday.

At least four policemen killed in Afghanistan Source : TOLO News has reported that the attack took place on Monday in Gereshk district of the province after the Taliban attacked a police outpost and engaged in clashes. This was confirmed later by District Governor Salim Rodi.

Gay rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh: Al-Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for attack that killed editor of magazine for LGBT community.

Mitsubishi admits rigging going back more than 25 years: Japanese automaker last week admitted manipulating emissions data in more than 600,000 vehicles.

Two Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers 'killed by Azeri gunfire': Two soldiers from the Armenian-backed Nagorno-Karabakh were killed by gunfire from Azerbaijan in the early hours of Tuesday, the defence ministry of the breakaway region said.

ISIS has secret cells in Europe, US spy chief claims: Islamic extremists have more secret cells hidden throughout Europe that could be deployed in terror attacks against civilians, the top U.S. intelligence official warned on Monday.

ISIS fighters in Sweden to attack ‘civilian targets’ in Stockholm - reports: Swedish security services are on high alert in connection with a potential terror threat, officials said. Reports in Swedish media say several Islamic State fighters have arrived in Sweden to carry out attacks on civilian targets in the capital Stockholm.

Obama pushes controversial TTIP trade deal in Germany: President Obama on Sunday defended a controversial trade deal between the United States and the European Union that he wants to finalize before leaving office in January.

More than 50,000 junior doctors begin two-day strike in UK: The unprecedented decision by 55,000 junior doctors to not provide emergency cover during the 48-hour strike that begins today is a measure of their determination to beat the attack being mounted against them and the National Health Service by the Conservative government.

Zbigniew Brzezinsky Forced to Downsize US Imperial Ambitions: Famous American political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski once again frightened mankind by saying that “the end of America's global role ... would most probably be global chaos”.

Classified Pages From 9/11 Report Could Be Released by Summer: The top intelligence official in the United States said on Monday that a review to declassify 28 pages of material in a Sept. 11 report, which families of victims and some lawmakers are demanding be made public, could be completed by June.

New Poll Shows Americans Want Complete 9/11 Disclosure: Amid surging public interest in 28 classified pages said to link Saudi Arabia to 9/11, a new Rasmussen Reports poll finds 74% of Americans want the U.S. government to release everything it knows about the attacks, other than information that would imperil national security.

Majority of Senate pushes Obama to boost Israel aid: More than four-fifths of the US Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year.

Pro-Israel Billionaire Haim Saban Drops $100,000 Against Donna Edwards in Maryland Senate Race: He is also one of the largest donors to Hillary Clinton’s Super PACs. In a 2010 interview with the New Yorker, he described himself as a “one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.”

How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury: In the decade after 9/11, it has grown into a sprawling, pretentious representation of the federal government’s growth, vices and prosperity, encompassing the wealthiest counties, the best schools, and some of the highest rates of income inequality in the country.

April 25, 2016

 

World War III Has Begun
By Paul Craig Roberts
The Russian and Chinese governments have made themselves ripe for destabilization. - Continue

 

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Is Putin Preparing a Governmental Purge?
The Saker
2016 will be an important elections year in which the Russian people will elect a new Parliament. - Continue

 

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“Not in Our Name!”
How Neoconservatives and Liberal Hawks Use Lies to Sell Wars

By Derek Royden
"We must be ready to stand up against militarism” - Continue

 

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The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez
An Interview with Eva Golinger
By Mike Whitney
"I believe there is a very strong possibility that President Chavez was assassinated.” - Continue

 

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Meet the Corporate PR Firm Hired to Sell a Murderous Foreign Regime to the American Public
By Sarah Lazare
The firm is famously secretive, even though it has represented some of the most powerful corporations and states in the world - Continue

 

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American Democracy is Rigged
By Hamid Dabashi
The Republican and Democratic parties are functioning like two identical but competing Orwellian Ministries of Truth. - Continue

 

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100 rebels killed in foiled Aleppo attack: source: More than 100 rebels were killed when Syrian army and allied forces foiled an attack on the Rashidin neighborhood in Aleppo on Sunday, a security source told The Daily Star Monday.

15 killed in Syria checkpoint attack: At least 15 people were killed and 35 others injured on Monday when a car bomb ripped through a military checkpoint near the Syrian capital of Damascus, a military source said.

Obama to deploy 250 more special forces troops to invade Syria: The new deployment will bring to 300 the number of US special forces soldiers in Syria.

Syria, Russia sign deals worth $850M to restore Syrian infrastructure: RIA: Syria and Russia have signed agreements worth 850 million euros to restore infrastructure in the Arab nation, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Syrian Prime Minister Wael Halqi as saying Monday.

Lavrov: Syrian opposition should leave regions with terrorist positions: According to the minister, the United States has been refusing to meet its commitments for two months already on taking away the Syrian opposition cooperating with it from the terrorists’ positions

35 killed in clashes with IS in Iraq: A total of 35 people were killed on Sunday in US-led coalition air strikes and clashes between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in the western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

Car bomb in eastern Baghdad kills at least 11, sources say: A car bomb exploded in a predominantly Shi'ite Muslim district of eastern Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 39 others, security and medical sources said, the third such blast in four days in the capital.

British special forces troops set to launch double attack on ISIS in Iraq and Libya : They will join with regiments from France and the US in launching the ground and air attacks aimed at not only regaining the area, but cutting off extremist forces from their Syrian stronghold in the country's capital, Raqqa.

Two Turkish soldiers killed, 4 wounded in Kurdish militant attack: Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four wounded on Monday in an armed attack by Kurdish militants in the southeastern Turkish town of Nusaybin near the Syrian border, the armed forces said in a statement.

Clashes erupt at Yemen border, three Saudi guards killed: Three Saudi Border Guard soldiers died in fighting with "enemy elements" trying to cross the border from Yemen to attack two watch towers, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Monday.

Yemen war: Al-Qaeda fighters leave Mukalla: Yemeni forces and Arab allies enter port city of Mukalla, held by al-Qaeda for a year.

UK Killing Civilians for Oil Again in the King Salman Canal Project : The UK government insists on continuing the massive supply – £2.8 billion since the start of the attack – of high tech weapons for Saudi Arabia to use against civilians in Yemen

Saudi Arabia, 9/11, and the secret papers that could ignite a diplomatic war: There is growing clamour for declassification of the pages along with allegations about attempts by the Saudis to keep their alleged role in the attacks hidden

Obama may be preaching 'tough love' to Saudi – but arms sales tell another story: The Obama administration has dramatically ramped up arms sales to the kingdom and other Gulf allies.

80 Taliban killed in Afghanistan: In Afghanistan, at least eighty Taliban have been killed in an ongoing military operation in southern Ghazni province.

Obama rejects North Korea’s offer to suspend missile tests: President Obama said Sunday he doesn’t take seriously North Korea’s offer to suspend its missile program if the U.S. ends annual military exercises with South Korea.

Cruz and Kasich team up to slow Trump: Donald Trump's two rivals for the Republican party's presidential nomination have announced they will now co-ordinate strategies against him

Billionaires Give $12.3M To Dems & Hillary Via Joint Fundraising Committee Loophole: While past presidential candidates waited until they received the nomination to join joint fundraising committees, the Hillary Victory Committee has already distributed over $44 million to her campaign and other Democratic candidates.

 

April 24, 2016

 

Obama Knows 9/11 Was Linked to Saudi Arabia
By Robert Fisk
Iran may, as it was under the Shah, become the policeman of the Gulf. - Continue

 

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When Media Shill For Saudi Money
By Moon Of Alabama
Whoever shills for the Saudis should be considered adhering to enemies. - Continue

 

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N. Korea Vows to Stop Nuke Tests if US Ends Military Drills With Seoul
By RT
“Stop the nuclear war exercises in the Korean Peninsula, then we should also cease our nuclear tests,” Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said - Continue

 

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To See the Real Story in Brazil
Look at Who Is Being Installed as President — and Finance Chiefs

By Glenn Greenwald
This fraud being perpetrated here is as blatant as it is devastating. - Continue

 

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The Collapse Of The Western Fiat Monetary System May Have Begun
By Peter Koenig
China and Russia have been preparing over the last few years an independent financial system - Continue

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Iraq: 20 killed, 50 injured in Baghdad violence : A car-bomb struck a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad, killing 10 people and injuring 29 others, a security source said.

Kurd-Shi'ite clashes in northern Iraq kill ten, key road cut: Clashes between Kurdish and Shi'ite Turkmen paramilitary forces in northern Iraq have killed at least 10 fighters and cut a strategic road between Baghdad and the oil city of Kirkuk, security and medical sources said.
 

At least 14 killed in govt, rebel attacks in Syria's Aleppo: Rebel and government bombardment in Syria's Aleppo on Sunday killed at least 14 civilians, emergency workers and activists, on the third day of renewed violence in the battered city.

Syrians Hold Elections In Defiance of Western-Backed Terror: While talks on a transitional government come to a halt in Geneva, Syrians choose their own. But Syria and Russia are again under threat from the 'regime changers' and their terrorist armies

Bombing kills 7 Yemen soldiers in anti-Al-Qaeda offensive: A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Sunday, killing seven soldiers in Yemen's south, where government forces backed by air power from an Arab coalition have launched an offensive against Al-Qaeda, military sources said.

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey for criticising Erdogan: Ebru Umar taken from her home in western Turkey to face prosecutors over tweets deemed critical of president

‘No one can lecture Turkey’: EU leaders praise Erdogan’s refugee effort, shrug off rights concerns

New clashes kill three army soldiers in east Ukraine: Kiev: “As a result of hostilities, three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and another six wounded over the past 24 hours,” Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, a spokesman for Kiev’s military, said on Sunday.

N. Korea vows to stop nuke tests if US ends military drills with Seoul: Pyongyang said it will stop conducting nuclear tests if the US puts an end to its annual military drills in the South, North Korea’s foreign minister told AP on Saturday.

Food Banks Brace for Long Lines as Thousands Lose SNAP Benefits: Across the country, food banks and other organizations that serve the needy are preparing for long lines as childless adults begin losing SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits due to the return in over 20 states of a three-month time limit for able-bodied adults.

Sanders seeks ‘root cause’ of Saudi role in 9/11 : Bernie Sanders urges the United States to address the “root cause” of the September 11, 2001 attacks, voicing support for Senate legislation that would allow families of terror victims to sue Saudi Arabia in federal court.

Charles Koch Says "It's Possible" That Another President Clinton Would Be Best Choice for His Interests: 'We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way,' says billionaire industrialist and far-right ideologue

April 23. 2016

 

Fear and Loathing in the Arabian Nights
By Pepe Escobar
Washington has been threatening Riyadh to freeze Saudi assets all across the spectrum if the House of Saud does not “cooperate” in the oil price war against Russia. - Continue

 

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Defending Democracy To the Last Drop of Oil
By Eric Margolis
Saudi’s royals are afraid of their own military, Continue

 

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Syrian Elections Confirm West’s Worst Fears
By Tony Cartalucci
Attempts to undermine the credibility of the elections have become the primary objective of US and European news agencies. Continue

 

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When We Mourn The Passing Of Prince But Not 500 Migrants,
We Have To Ask: Have We Lost All Sense Of Perspective?

By Robert Fisk
Has something gone adrift within the moral compass of our ‘news’ reporting? Continue

 

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Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS
By Paul Craig Roberts
Every Latin American country that has an American presence has no future other than serfdom. Continue

 

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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton: The Palestinian Defender vs. the Israel Apologist
By Marjorie Cohn
There is a vast difference between Sanders and Clinton on Israel. Make no mistake. Continue

 

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Why Is the Progressive Left Helping the Elite Elect Hillary?
By Paul Craig Roberts
The election of Sanders or Trump is important, because it demonstrates that American citizens - have no confidence in the two corrupt political parties. Continue

 

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Why Secrecy Rules Apply to Everyone
By Philip Giraldi
Federal agencies relentlessly pursue suspected whistleblowers, while self-serving politicians escape punishment. Continue

 

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Afghanistan: Airstrikes Kill 46 Islamic State, Taliban Militants: The overnight raids were carried out following a tip-off the insurgents had a meeting in the area to discuss attacks on police check-posts.

Syrian government strikes on two rebel-held areas kill 23: Pro-rebel monitor: Syrian warplanes bombed the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus and parts of Aleppo in the north on Saturday, killing 23 people, with the death toll likely to rise, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Islamic State bomber kills nine at Baghdad mosque: A suicide bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed at least nine people following Friday prayers at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in southwestern Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

Senators Challenge US Military Aid to Saudi Arabia : Until recently, the US relationship to Saudi Arabia has been one of those things that we're not allowed to do anything about

Merkel in Turkey to discuss refugee deal: German chancellor travels to Turkish-Syrian border in attempt to soothe tensions over controversial refugee swap deal.

NATO's new deterrent may include bigger Black Sea presence: Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania may expand the NATO alliance's maritime presence in the Black Sea as part of a broader strategy to deter Russia, NATO's deputy chief said on Friday.

Barack Obama, our fair-weather friend, is wrong about the EU : Barack Obama is asking Britain to do something that the USA constitutionally cannot and would not do – sacrifice its sovereignty.

Why Greece’s third ‘bailout’ solves nothing: Since 2010 when financial markets first realized Greece could never afford to pay its debt, the country has been subjected to a brutal regime of austerity.

Brazilian Coup? : Brazil is in acute political crisis – the president has already been impeached by the country’s lower house of parliament, and now the Senate will decide her fate. We are told it is all about corruption in a country consumed by corruption. CrossTalking with Brian Becker, Pepe Escobar and Andrea Murta

US torture lawsuit: CIA contractors head to court: Torture survivors sue psychologists who designed programme described as brutal, physically harmful and not effective.

Study finds US suicide rate highest in 30 years: The number of suicides in the US has been on the rise since 1999 for everyone between the ages of 10 and 74 but the increase was particularly pronounced among the country's white middle-aged population.

 

April 23, 2016

Update

What Happened at Information Clearing House?
By Tom Feeley

On Monday the 21st of April I had a stroke. As a result I had been hospitalized for almost 3 weeks. - Continue
 

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The Phony War in Syria
By Eric Margolis
The much ballyhooed “final offensive” against ISIS is moving with all the speed of a medieval army of drunken foot soldiers - Continue

 

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Live from Damascus: The Syrian Election Results
By Ken Stone
“Syria’s ruling Ba’ath Party and its allies have won the majority of the votes in the recent parliamentary elections in the country, official results show.  - Continue

 

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How US Covered Up Saudi Role in 9/11
By Paul Sperry
Did the US scuttle the investigation into foreign sponsorship of 9/11 to protect Bandar and other Saudi elite? - Continue

 

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Saudi Arabia Coerces US Over 9/11
By Kristen Breitweiser
Saudi Arabia is threatening to financially punish the U.S. if it holds the kingdom to account for its 9/11 role - Continue

 

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Israel Sentenced a 13-year-old Palestinian Girl to Prison
By Gideon Levy
A 13-year-old girl was sentenced and told to pay an unimaginable fine – and if not, her mother will be sent to jail for up to seven months - Continue

 

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How The American Neoconservatives Destroyed Mankind’s Hopes For Peace
By Paul Craig Roberts
It is time to hold the neoconservatives accountable, not elect another puppet for them to manipulate. - Continue

 

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President Killary
By Paul Craig Roberts
Would The World Survive President Hillary? - Continue

 

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Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?
By Ray McGovern
Ordinary Americans need to know how serious this is. - Continue

 

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Why Bill Clinton is Full of S*it
By Rob Urie
If the Clintons are the best that the Democrats have to offer, why would anyone in their right mind vote for Democrats? - Continue

 

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US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study
By Eric Zuesse
If the Clintons are the best that the Democrats have to offer, why would anyone in their right mind vote for Democrats? - Continue

 

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Blanket Student Debt Amnesty Now
By Mike Whitney
Hurrah, for Congress! The scumbags.. - Continue

 

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The Surveillance State Should Be Targeted on Cows
By Craig Murray
British citizens are now watched by Big Brother more closely than any other people in the world. All activity by British people on the web or on the phone is now monitored and stored. - Continue

 

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U.S. Plans to Step Up Military Campaign Against ISIS: The Obama administration is preparing to broaden its military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by increasing the number of Special Operations forces who advise Syrian rebels

In for the kill: 200 troops rushed to Iraq in final battle for key city of Mosul: The troops sent out will consist of advisers, trainers, aviation support crew and security forces. The news comes as members of ISIS's war council and two aides were killed in northern Iraq in a helicopter raid.

4 killed in rocket barrage from Syria, including 3 children:" Four people were killed, including three children, in southern Turkey on Monday — the third day of rocket and artillery fire from Syrian government controlled areas — as Syrian rebels launched a new offensive in the country's northwest.

Turkey denies claims it fired on fleeing Syrians: Turkey on Sunday denied claims that its military opened fire on Syrian refugees fleeing clashes between Islamic State group jihadists and rebels in northern Syria.

Ankara’s anti-Kurd crackdown spills over border onto Syrian civilians (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO): While Ankara claims its ongoing military crackdown only targets terrorists, civilians often fall victim to the offensive – and not just in Turkey’s Kurdish-populated provinces, but also across the border in Syria where people suffer from cross-border shelling daily.

‘No visa-free travel - no migrant deal,’ Turkey tells increasingly wary EU: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has become the latest Ankara official to threaten Brussels with the abandonment of last month’s migrant agreement, just as the EU is considering making it easier to revoke the visa-free privileges it promised.

Netanyahu vows that Israel will never give up Golan Heights: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday to declare that Israel will retain full control of the mountainous plateau forever and will never return the strategic highlands to neighboring Syria.

Bomb rips through Jerusalem bus, wounds 21: A bomb blast ripped through a bus in Jerusalem Monday and sparked a fire, wounding at least 21 people, Israeli police said, in an apparent escalation in a wave of violence.

Palestine loses $285M per year due to deal: The Palestinian economy is losing hundreds of millions of dollars every year over outdated or insufficiently enforced fiscal agreements with Israel, a World Bank report said Monday.

Sweden’s housing minister resigns over Israel comments: Sweden’s housing minister, Mehmet Kaplan, resigned on Monday partly over comments he made seven years ago comparing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany, increasing pressure on an already unpopular government.

Suicide bomber kills four Yemen troops near Aden airport: Four Yemeni soldiers were killed Sunday in a suicide attack on a checkpoint near the international airport in second city Aden, home to a growing jihadist presence, a security official said.

Algerian forces kill 14 Jihadists, capture weapons: Algeria has confirmed that 14 armed militants have been killed since March and a big load of war arsenal discovered in the south-eastern province of El Oued as part of a wide scale counter-terrorism operation.

Eight dead, nearly 20 missing in new refugee boat tragedy off Libya: At least eight African refugees, and possibly as many as 27, died in a new boat tragedy off the coast of Libya, a search and rescue organisation said toay.

UK in talks to deploy up to 1,000 troops to Libya as Hammond arrives in Tripoli : The UK is in talks to deploy as many as 1,000 troops to the war-torn country amid concerns the newly installed unity government is failing to stem the rising tide of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and people smuggling

Rise in Afghan civilian casualties at hands of government forces: An increasing number of Afghan civilians are killed and injured at the hands of government forces fighting extremist groups, according to the UN.

Russia's military rejects U.S. criticism of new Baltic encounter: Russia's military rejected criticism by U.S. European Command on Sunday that a Russian jet had made aggressive maneuvers near a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea, a second incident in the region between the Cold War-era foes in the past week.

Brazilian President: Impeachment Process Has No Legal Grounds: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that the procedure of impeachment against her, ongoing in the country's parliament, is devoid of any legal grounds.

Brawls, Sermons and Confetti: Brazilian Impeachments Have It All: When Brazilian legislators gather to impeach a president, it’s anything but a solemn affair. Think Carnival of Brazil.

9/11 families hit Obama for ‘siding with Saudi Arabia,’ want secret report declassified: Over the past week, families of 9/11 victims have criticized President Obama because of reports stating that his administration is lobbying Congress to block a bill that would allow terror victims to sue foreign governments connected to attacks on American soil.

 
 

April 15,2016

What Happened at Information Clearing House?
By Tom Feeley
On Monday the 21st of April I had a stroke. As a result I had been hospitalized for almost 3 weeks. - Continue

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Headlines Continued

 

 

Key Articles

Zionism's Jewish Enemy

Video

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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