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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
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1,690,191,117,791

 

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

 

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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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How the World Ends
Baiting Russia Is Not Good Policy

By Philip Giraldi
Washington seems to be intent on humiliating Russians at every turn as part of a new project for regime change. Continue

 

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Drone for Obama – Anyone?
By Peter Koenig
We are living in a world where open killings, open assassinations by an Über-Mensch, the self-proclaimed Master of the Universe, becomes the order of the day. And nobody blinks an eye. Continue

 

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Examining American Exceptionalism
By Stephen J. Bergstrom
We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do…” Continue

 

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Brazil: The Provisional Banana Scoundrel Republic
By Pepe Escobar
Every political junkie on the planet has to be glued to the ongoing Brazilian House of Cards. Continue

 

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Evo Morales Urges 'Democratic Revolutions Against US Empire'
By teleSur
Socialist governments in Latin America must relaunch “democratic revolutions” in order to combat the strategies in play by the United States to regain control of the region. Continue

 

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9/11 - The Evidence For Insider Trading
By Mark H. Gaffney
The suspicion is that insider information about the attack was used to send financial transaction commands and authorizations. Continue

 

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100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats
Video
There is a hidden, dark history that shows politicians are no friend to service members--but their greatest enemy. Continue

 

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Coalition airstrikes kill over 400 civilians in Syria: “Among the total casualty there are 417 civilian Syrian citizen, including 111 person under the age of eighteen, and 70 citizen women over the age of eighteen,” SOHR reported.

Violence in Syria’s Aleppo Kills at Least 333 Civilians in Last Month: At least 147 were killed by airstrikes against neighborhoods under the control of opposition factions . Other 162 civilians, including 43 minors and 38 women, perished by rockets and gas cylinder missiles launched by Islamic State against government-held towns

14 killed as security forces liberate al-Sijar area in northern Fallujah, Iraqi flag raised over its buildings: “The joint security forces managed to cleanse al-Sijar area (10 km north of Fallujah) completely and raised the Iraqi flag over its government buildings and police station,” noting that, “The battles resulted in the killing of 14 ISIS fighters

Iraqis Are Bombarding Fallujah With 50,000 Civilians Trapped Inside: Iraqi government security forces and allied militias continued their assault on the Islamic State-held town of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing more civilians than militants in the process, according to sources inside the city.

Top Shi'ite cleric urges restraint in assault on Iraq's Falluja: Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged government and allied Shi'ite militia forces fighting to retake Falluja from Islamic State militants to spare trapped civilians amid reports of a budding humanitarian crisis in the city.

11 killed in Yemen air strike: The death toll of a suspected Saudi-led coalition air strike that hit a family's house in southern Yemen has been raised to 11, including four children from one family, security officials and witnesses said on Wednesday.

We Need an Immediate Suspension of British Military Sales to Saudi Arabia: HRW: Since March 2015, there have been a number of well-documented attacks by the coalition using cluster munitions in populated areas. Human Rights Watch has researched 16 such attacks, in which at least 19 civilians were killed and at least 66 wounded.

Pro-Israel group will pay young Jews $100 to watch its movies: You’ve surely heard that young American Jews are turning away from Israel. They don’t really care that much about the Jewish state. Well a pro-Israel propaganda shop has the answer.

Kenyan troops kill 21 Shabaab fighters in Somalia: The Kenyan military announced Wednesday that it had killed 21 al-Shabaab fighters who had ambushed their convoy, which was headed for the town of Tabda, located in the southern Lower Juba region in Somalia.

Burundi: 3 killed in violence: Gunmen killed three people including a retired army colonel, in continuing violence associated with President Pierre Nkurunziza’s extended time in power, an official and a relative of the deceased said Wednesday.

Italian navy says at least 5 migrants killed as overcrowded boat flips : A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday, with some 550 people rescued and five found dead so far.

A 'delicate balance' in Libya: One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States.

Celebrating The Great Achievments Of Muammar Gaddafi: During the 1950’s under the leadership of King Idris, Libya was amongst the poorest nations in the world with some of the lowest living standards.

War criminal: Tony Blair Calls For ‘Proper Ground War’ Against Isis In Middle East : “Do not be under any doubt at all. If we want to defeat these people we are going to have to wage a proper ground war against them.” “We can not afford, as Europe, to have Isis govern a large space in Libya.”

The People vs Tony Blair -: 'Years after Blair’s resignation the full extent of the crisis caused by opposition to the Iraq war began to surface'

Senegal: Breaking the cycle of FGM: At least 200 million women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, but in Senegal, they are fighting back.

Taliban Bomber Hits Court Minibus in Kabul, Killing 11: A suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing 11 people, Afghan and UN official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Terrorist Frequent Flyer: Slain Taliban Leader Made 19 Trips to Dubai: – Killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour used what appeared to be valid documents to travel to Dubai 19 times and visit Iran twice before being struck by a drone returning from his third trip, the Pakistani press reported Tuesday.

Afghan Taliban appoints Mullah Mansoor's successor: Haibatullah Akhunzada, member of the conservative old guard, to head group whose last leader died in a US drone strike.

Ukraine: 7 Soldiers Killed, 9 Wounded in Eastern Clashes; The numbers were confirmed by Oleksander Motuzyanik, spokesman for the Ukrainian forces' operations in the east. They didn't immediately provide any more details.

Militia report Norwegian mercenary killed in east Ukraine: According to the militia, the mercenary was killed in a conflict between the representatives of a private military company and gunmen of the Aidar volunteer battalion

Moscow frees Ukraine pilot in swap for Russians held in conflict: Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home in Kiev on Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of a prisoner swap in which two Russians held in Ukraine were returned to Moscow.

Lavrov: Russia to fend off risks, threats to national security: The Russian foreign minister has commented on NATO’s increased presence in Central Europe, as well as the establishment of the European segment of the US global missile defense

Julian Assange: Swedish court upholds arrest warrant: “The district court finds that the interest of enabling investigation of the crime Julian Assange is suspected of by way of questioning him outweighs the intrusion or harm the detention order causes Julian Assange. There are therefore grounds for Julian Assange to remain detained in absentia.”

WikiLeaks Exposes Text from Secretly Negotiated TiSA Trade Deal: The website Wikileaks released on Wednesday classified documents from the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, which is a huge trade agreement being negotiated in secret by the United States, the European Union and 22 other countries.

Leaked Tapes Expose Coup Plot Against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff: Recordings detail a conversation involving leading officials in the Brazilian government, seeking a way to end a criminal corruption probe entangling dozens of the country’s political figures.

U.S. Troops to Disembark in Argentina: Mauricio Macri’s government sent a delegation of the Defense Ministry to the U.S. to discuss military cooperation projects. The most controversial one involves the installation of a North American military base in Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego province.

Latin American Leftists Are the Region's Lowest Paid Presidents: Bolivia's Evo Morales makes the least of any head of state in the Americas, while Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto makes the most.

Jose Juan Immigrant Sanctuary in Chicago Church: This undocumented immigrant is defying a deportation order from ICE by taking sanctuary in a Chicago church.

“American Sniper” Chris Kyle Distorted His Military Record, Documents Show: The discrepancy raises new questions about Kyle’s credibility and highlights a continuing controversy in the SEAL community over members exaggerating or distorting their war records.

Louisiana to become first US state to make attacks on police hate crime : Under the bill, anyone convicted of a hate-motivated felony against an officer may face up to a $5,000 fine and up to five years of prison, while a misdemeanor hate crime against an officer comes with a maximum $500 fine and six-month prison sentence.

Citibank Paying $425M in Fines to Settle US Charges on Rates: Citibank will pay $425 million in fines to settle federal civil charges of attempting to manipulate key benchmarks used to set interest rates for investments in derivatives and U.S. Treasury bonds as well as a range of consumer loans.

Microsoft Fires 1,850; Intel Cuts 350; Shell Terminating 2,200: Shell, announced it would layoff 2,200 jobs; Microsoft reporting it would cut 1,850; and Intel terminating up to 350 jobs in Germany.

More young adults are living with their parents: More young adults in the U.S. are living with their parents than at any time since around 1940, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data

Violence & pepper spray at anti-Trump protests in Albuquerque: Opponents of Donald Trump have clashed with police in the capital of New Mexico State where the presidential hopeful held a meeting with supporters in the Albuquerque Convention Center. Mounted police used pepper spray and at least one arrest was made.

Sen. Bob Corker Meets With Donald Trump Amid VP Speculation : The Washington Post’s Robert Costa discusses the meeting between Donald Trump and Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who may be on the presumptive GOP nominee’s list of potential running mates.

U.S. Probes Real-Estate Firm With Ties to Sen. Bob Corker: A real-estate firm that has been a favored investment of Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker is under investigation by federal law-enforcement officials for alleged accounting fraud, according to people familiar with the matter.

State Dept. watchdog: Clinton violated email rules: The inspector general report is the latest headache for Clinton in the scandal over her exclusive use of private email for State business.

Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz: Democrats backing likely presidential nominee Hillary Clinton worry Wasserman Schultz has become too divisive a figure to unify the party in 2016, which they say is crucial to defeating presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in November.

Building robot McDonald's staff 'cheaper' than hiring workers on minimum wage: Video - Ed Rensi has said that buying highly skilled robotics is a cheaper alternative than employing people on minimum wage to work in the company's worldwide restaurants.

May 24, 2016

 

Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War?
By Patrick J. Buchanan
The U.S. and China are headed for a collision. - Continue

 

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Obama’s Hiroshima Visit Will Give New Meaning to Meaningless Publicity Stunts
By Riley Waggaman
Obama will continue his $1 trillion upgrade of America’s nuclear arsenal. Say what you will, but the man is a seasoned multitasker. - Continue

 

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‘US Cooperating With Al-Qaeda : Former US Diplomat
By RT
The US is cooperating with the terrorist group as it did in Libya, Bosnia, and Kosovo, says former US diplomat Jim Jatras. - Continue

 

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Does Russia Have Reason to Fear?
By James W Carden
American-led NATO is blithely plunging the Western world into fighting Cold War 2.0. - Continue

 

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Will The November US Presidential Election Bring The End Of The World?
By Paul Craig Roberts
If Hillary becomes US president, the neoconservative threat to Russia will escalate. - Continue

 

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Hillary Clinton Now Losing To Donald Trump
By Cenk Uygur
Americans are fed up with the two options that are likely be on the ballot in November. - Continue

 

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Sanders Names Cornel West, Keith Ellison to DNC Platform Committee
By Ben Kamisar
Zogby is likely the most controversial of Sanders' picks thanks to his activist work on behalf of pro-Palestinian causes. - Continue

 

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Reversing Drifts Towards Fascism
By Joe Emersberger
At home and abroad, threats to Empire and rising inequality must be crushed. Continue

 

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The Greek Surrender
Finance As A New Means Of War

By Michael Hudson
All we ask is that all you Greeks get out of our country, now that we own you. That’s what the IMF is saying. - Continue

 

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Islamic states blasts kill almost 150 in Syrian government-held cities: Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in the cities that have up to now escaped the worst of the violence in the five-year-old conflict, saying it was targeting members of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority.

Kurdish-led force launches offensive on Syria's Raqqa: US-backed coalition of armed groups aims to oust ISIL from its de facto capital of Raqqa.

Al-Nusra assembles 6,000-strong attack force in Aleppo – Russian MoD : Al-Nusra Front has gathered a force of some 6,000 fighters in preparation for a major offensive in Syria’s Aleppo province, as terrorists and their allies continue to disrupt the fragile US-Russian brokered ceasefire, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

US, UK Unleash Bloodbaths against Tartous, Jableh : Today the US and UK have cried havoc! and unleashed their rabid underling dogs of Riyadh, Ankara, and Doha, making this day one of the bloodiest campaigns against the Syrian people

15 killed as Iraqi army suffers losses with Fallujah assault: At least 15 deaths reported so far as UN expresses concern about fate of 50,000 civilians still in ISIL-controlled city.

Isis in Iraq: Jihadists unleash death squads as Iraqi forces advance on stronghold of Fallujah: Op-Ed: Isis execution squads have appeared in the streets of Fallujah, a city 40 miles west of Baghdad, with orders to kill anybody trying to flee or surrender as government forces advance towards this Isis stronghold.

Iraqi volunteer forces push Daesh out of villages near Fallujah: Fighters with Iraq's Badr Organization have managed to liberate six villages from the grip of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group east of the city of Fallujah.

Red Cross worried for civilians trapped in Iraq's Falluja: Tens of thousands of civilians are trapped in Falluja, a city west of Baghdad that Iraqi forces are trying to recapture from Islamic State, with limited access to food, water and healthcare, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday.

Four Turkish soldiers killedl in roadside blast: Four Turkish soldiers were killed Tuesday in a bomb attack ripping through a military convoy in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern region, security sources say.

Two killed in Sanaa university bombing: A bomb hit a university campus in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday, killing two people at an event commemorating the country’s 1990 unification.

Saudi soldier killed by landmine near Yemen border: The four soldiers were on patrol on a designated road in the southwestern Jizan region alongside the Yemeni border when the landmine detonated on Monday morning

Rotten to the core: Israel's Netanyahu suspected of 'criminal conduct': Israeli state comptroller issues report accusing PM of not disclosing details of foreign-funded trips a decade ago.

Kenya: Three Killed, 19 Arrested As Police Disperse Cord Protests Against IEBC: Three people on Monday died -- including two who had been shot -- while at least 19 were arrested in increasingly violent protests called by the Opposition to drive out the electoral commission.

Two killed and six others injured in violent protests in South Africa: The protest erupted on Monday when authorities tried to remove shacks that had been illegally built on a piece of land near a shopping mall, Pretoria Metro Police said.

53 militants killed in fresh military operations in Afghanistan: The Afghan security forces killed 53 militants during separate military operations since early Monday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

Death of a warlord will change nothing in Afghanistan: The assassination of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor will not bring peace to Afghanistan.

Pakistan can't confirm Taliban leader is dead, criticizes U.S. drone strike: Pakistan's interior minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone strike, and described Washington's justification for the attack as "against international law".

Police, anti-austerity protesters clash in Belgian capital: Belgian police fired water-cannon during clashes with protesters at a huge demonstration in Brussels on Tuesday against the center-right government's austerity measures.

Jeremy Corbyn 'still prepared to call for Tony Blair war crimes investigation': “If [Tony Blair has] committed a war crime, yes. Everyone who's committed a war crime should be [charged],” he said. “ Kofi Annan confirmed it was an illegal war, and therefore he has to explain to that.

Head of the IMF Christine Lagarde in court charged with embezzlement and fraud: Christine Lagarde’s humiliation is not only a massive personal blow which could lead to her resignation, but one which will plunge the world’s banking system into further ignominy.

Mexico's Tetelcingo Mass Grave Sees 150 Bodies Slowly Unearthed: Mexican forensic experts continued unearthing a mass grave in the town of Tetelcingo, Cuautla, Morelos state, for the second day in a row on Tuesday after uncovering the first remains of some 150 bodies illegally and secretly dumped at the site allegedly by workers of the state prosecutor’s office.

Here’s the Full List of Companies & Organizations That Paid Hillary Clinton From 2013-2015: The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known.

Meet the Hawks for Hillary!: A running list of military interventionists who have declared preference for the long-hated Democrat

Trump Escalates Clinton Attack, Calls Vince Foster Suicide "Very Fishy": "He had intimate knowledge of what was going on," Trump said of Foster’s relationship with the Clintons. "He knew everything that was going on and then all of a sudden he committed suicide."

Trump: I may ask Congress to formally declare war to fight terror: President Donald Trump would have no problem asking Congress for a declaration of war to fight terrorism, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told Fox News

May 24, 2016

 

Beware What You Wish For: Russia Is Ready For War
By Pepe Escobar
The S-500 is impenetrable - and allows Russia for the first time in history to launch a first strike nuclear attack, if it ever chooses to do so, and be immune to retaliation. - Continue

 

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Kerry Threatens War-Without-End on Syria
By Finian Cunningham
John Kerry threatened to wage war-without-end on Syria - if the Middle East country does accept the US demand for regime change. - Continue

 

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Traces of Nazism in Israel?
By Uri Avnery
A resemblance between what the Nazis did to us with what we are doing to the Palestinians?. - Continue

 

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How Close Are Saudi Arabia And Israel
Video
George Galloway on Saudi and Israel Relationship. - Continue

 

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Make Serving in War an Option, Not an Order
By Kristin Christman
Military registration threatens freedom far worse than gun registration. - Continue

 

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New Political Earthquake in Brazil:
Is it Now Time for Media Outlets to Call this a “Coup”?

By Glenn Greenwald - Andrew Fishman - David Miranda
This newly revealed plotting is exactly what a coup looks, sounds and smells like. - Continue

 

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We're in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane
By Charles Hugh Smith
The Keynesian god of borrowing from the future to fund today's consumption has failed. - Continue

 

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Disposable Americans: The Numbers are Growing
By Paul Buchheit
Income and wealth -- and health -- are declining for middle-class America. - Continue

 

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Americans: A Conquered People: The New Serfs
By Paul Craig Roberts
We know that Killary is a liar, a crook, an agent for the One Percent, and a warmonger. - Continue

 

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Reform or Revolution
By Chris Hedges
The consequences of not carrying out a revolution against corporatism are catastrophic.
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Bombs kill more than 140 in Syrian government-held cities: Bomb blasts killed scores of people in Jableh and Tartous on Syria's Mediterranean coast on Monday and wounded many others in the government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases, monitors and state media said.

US, French Intelligence Officers Captured by Hezbollah in Aleppo: Hezbollah has captured an American and a French spies in its operations in Aleppo, the US, Israeli and Saudi intelligence agents helped Al-Nusra Front to find the place of Hezbollah's martyred military chief, Mustafah Badreddin, and kill him in retaliation.

Joint forces liberate 3 areas in al-Karma, 40 ISIS fighters killed: “This morning the joint security forces managed to cleanse al-Harariyat, al-Shahabi and al-Dwaya areas (20 km east of Fallujah) from the ISIS control,” noting that, “The operation resulted in the killing of 40 ISIS fighters, including Arabs and foreigners.”

Iraqi Army Kills 36 Daesh Militants, Including Fallujah Leader: The Iraqi Army has killed 36 Daesh militants, including two commanders, one of whom headed the terrorist group in the city of Fallujah, the Iraqi Army’s information bureau told Sputnik on Monday.

Iraq forces launch assault on IS bastion Fallujah: Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group Monday in the opening stages of an operation to retake Fallujah, one of the toughest targets yet in Baghdad's war against the jihadists.

ISIL bomb attacks kill 45 army recruits in Yemen: ISIL claims responsibility for bombs outside Badr base in Khormaksar, where government of President Hadi is based.

Amnesty Finds Illegal UK-Made Cluster Bombs In Yemeni Village: This has lead to calls for the UK to come clean on its weapon sales and military support to Saudi Arabia.

Erdogan Nears Absolute Power With Appointment Of Puppet Premier, Stripping MPs Of Immunity: Erdogan's relentless attempt to rule Turkey with virtually no checks and balances, the market was not happy, and the volatility of the Turkish Lira soared the most in the past decade.

Israeli forces kills Palestinian woman near Quds: A Palestinian woman has been shot and killed by Israeli troops in the occupied Palestinian territories with Israelis claiming she was attempting to stab regime forces.

Likud source: Israeli death penalty for terrorists won’t apply to Jews: Palestinians accused of terror offenses are prosecuted in Israeli military courts, while Jews charged with similar crimes against Palestinians are usually tried in Israeli civilian courts, noted the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Off-duty Israeli police brutally beat Arab-looking shop worker ‘for not showing ID’ (VIDEO) : “The blows were murderous, from the guy and from one of his friends. I’ve never seen anything like it. Teeth were flying through the air. The Arab was torn apart,”

Israel is “infected by the seeds of fascism” warn ex-prime minister and defense ministers. “What has happened is a hostile takeover of the Israeli government by dangerous elements,” he cautioned.

Ontario seeks to crush criticism of Israel through a BDS campaign of its own: The bill is an over-the-top attack on free speech. It conflates anti-Semitism with legitimate criticism of Israel and defines what university pension funds can and cannot fund based on entities' support or opposition to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Gunmen kill eight worshippers in Sudan's Darfur: Arab tribesmen shot dead eight ethnic minority villagers as they prayed in a revenge killing in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, a medic and a tribal leader said on Monday.

Afghan Taliban meet on succession as Obama confirms leader's death: Senior Afghan Taliban figures were meeting on Monday to agree on a successor to Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the leader of the militant movement who U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed had been killed in an American air strike at the weekend.

US fully lifts Vietnam lethal arms embargo: "Vietnam very much appreciates the US decision to completely lift the ban on lethal weapon sales to Vietnam, which is the clear proof that both countries have completely normalized relations," Quang said at a joint news conference with US President Barack Obama.

Tony Blair’s reputation will be seriously damaged by upcoming Chilcot report into the Iraq War: Sir John Chilcot will finally deliver his report on July 6 after seven years . Blair, Straw and ex-MI6 boss Sir Richard Dearlove will face 'damage to their reputations'

Propaganda alert: Ex-Deputy NATO Commander Predicts Russia Will Start WW3 in May 2017: A startling claim that the west is on course for war with Russia has been delivered by the former deputy commander of Nato, the former British general Sir Alexander Richard Shirreff.

Brazil: Coup-Imposed Government Attacks Protesters in Sao Paulo: Brazilian government troops cracked down Sunday on a protest encampment named "Out Temer" taking place near the house of coup-imposed President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo, reported teleSUR correspondent, Nacho Lemus

Companies 'drowning in debt' despite almost $2 trillion in cash: Total debt among more than 2,000 nonfinancial companies swelled to $6.6 trillion in 2015, dwarfing the $1.84 trillion in cash on their balance sheets

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans: Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.

Nancy Pelosi: I “Guarantee” Trump Will Not Be President (VIDEO) “Donald Trump is not going to be President of the United States,” said Pelosi. “Take it to the bank, I guarantee it.”

May 22, 2016

 

Pushing Russia Toward War
By Alastair Crooke
Is such a threat real or mere Western posturing for other ends?. - Continue

 

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Can Russia Survive Washington’s Attack?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Western Capitalists have their sights set on Russia, China, India, and South Africa.. - Continue

 

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'New Financial Order': Russia, China Placing Heavy Bets on 'Petro-Yuan'
By Sputnik
The two countries are set to challenge dominance of the US dollar in setting prices for crude. - Continue

 

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Al Qaeda: Heroes of the Empire
By Ulson Gunnar
Pretending to fight terrorism while all along propping it up, had until now served the US and its allies well. - Continue

 

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US Prepares Troop Deployment to Libya Amid Fight for Oil Fields
By Bill Van Auken
The real objective in Libya today, as in 2011, is the assertion of undisputed US-NATO hegemony over the country and its massive oil reserves. - Continue

 

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The US War Machine’s Annual Budget
Could Buy Every Homeless American a $1 Million Home

By Jay Syrmopoulos
Think for a moment how else that $600 billion could be spent to actually assist in creating growth rather than death. - Continue

 

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Trump’s Five Questions on US Foreign Policy
By John V. Walsh
Donald Trump has offered a rare critique of Official Washington’s “group think” about foreign policy. - Continue

 

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Down With The Duopoly
The Republicans Have Split; Now It’s the Democrat’s Turn

By Glen Ford
The primary race has taught the Sandernistas that they are a coherent political force in opposition to Wall Street. - Continue

 

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Syrian army kills 125 rebels in central Hama province: At least 125 militiamen with the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and likeminded groups have been killed by the Syrian army in the central province of Hama, state news agency SANA reported on Saturday.

Kurdish forces killed in car bomb attack northeastern Syria: At least five members of the Kurdish security forces of Asayish were killed on Saturday after two car bomb attacks hit a security headquarter in the Alia town in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, officials said.

Suspected coalition airstrike kills 7 members of Syria family: activists: The planes responsible for the Arshaf strikes were seen to cross into Syrian airspace from Turkey. It said the strikes killed seven family members, among them five women and a child.

ISIS Attack Assyrian District in Syria, Five Killed: An attack by ISIS in the al-Wusta district of Qamishle, Syria killed at least five persons, three of them Assyrians, and injured more than a dozen. This is the third time al-Wusta, inhabited almost exclusively by Assyrians, has been attacked

US rejects Russia proposal for joint Syria air strikes: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu suggested the two countries launch joint strikes against al-Nusra Front and other armed groups that do not support a frail truce brokered by Moscow and Washington in February.

Daesh in Panic: Nearly 70 Terrorists Killed in Raqqa Infighting: – Up to 70 Daesh militants were killed in internal fighting in the de-facto Daesh capital of Raqqa in northern Syria, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said Saturday.

U.S. Warns ISIS Capital: Get Out Now: The American military is warning residents of ISIS’s Syrian capital to leave the city—suggesting that an offensive on Raqqa was imminent

ISIS ‘bans civilians from leaving Raqqa’ amid reports of Kurds ‘preparing to attack’ : Despite increased propaganda efforts, US forces denied they are preparing an imminent attack on the city. “It’s part of our mess-with-them campaign,” source with the US Defense Department told The Daily Beast

Senior US commander secretly visits Syria to ‘prepare push to Raqqa’: General Joseph Votel, head of US Centcom, talked over cooperation with Kurdish and Arab militant groups while on a secretive trip to Syria on Friday. The talks were said to involve coordinating the US-led coalition and rebels plans on recapturing Raqqa

Turkish jets kill ’30 people in Iraq: The PKK bases in the Metina region were also bombed in a separate airstrike Saturday, which destroyed 11 PKK positions, including shelters and caves, the army added. in northern Iraq :

At least ten killed in Iraq bomb attack: A terrorist armed with an explosive device carried out the bombing outside the police headquarters in the town of Dajil, al-Zahra region, Sumer News Agency quoted an Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman as saying.

Four killed, 90 injured in Iraq Green Zone riots: At least four people were killed and 90 injured among anti-corruption protesters who stormed Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Friday, hospital sources said on Saturday.

Fallujah civilians told to flee as Iraqi troops prepare to attack ISIS: “The citizens who are still in Fallujah [should] be prepared to leave the city through secured routes that will be announced later,” Iraqi army said in a statement released on Facebook.

War in Yemen: 13 Al Qaeda fighters killed in Mukalla: Yemeni troops killed 13 fighters in a raid outside the city of Mukalla, which was ruled by Al-Qaeda until last month.

Saudi paper: U.S. carried out 9/11 attacks: Saudi legal expert Katib Al-Shammari, writing in the London-based Saudi daily Al-Hayat on April 28, charged that the U.S. carried out the 9/11 attacks while placing blame on others, beginning with al-Qaida and the Taliban, then shifting to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and now Saudi Arabia.

Ten Reasons Benjamin Netanyahu Was This Week’s Top anti-Zionist : Netanyahu has smeared Israel with Lieberman’s problematic reputation for jingoism, racism and intolerance. Perhaps Lieberman will be perceived differently in the future, but in the meantime the damage is done, and it is hardly insubstantial.

Candidly Speaking: Netanyahu’s morally and politically dysfunctional government: The recent shenanigans of the government sickened even those reconciled to the reality that a total lack of ethics pervades the Israeli political arena.

Ya'alon leaves Defense Ministry: Netanyahu abandoned me: In interview he gave last week, the outgoing defense minister levels harsh accusations at the PM: 'he changed his mind after seeing public mood on Hebron shooting affair,' and at his replacement Lieberman: 'he ran a smear campaign against me.'

WATCH: IDF soldier shoots neutralized terrorist in the head: Video filmed by B'Tselem activist shows soldier aiming weapon at motionless attacker lying on the ground, and shooting him; soldier arrested; the attacker and another terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier in Hebron

French PM Visits Israel to Push Peace Plan, Blasts Settlements: Manuel Valls is visiting Israel-Palestine to jumpstart stalled peace negotiations. He told a Palestinian newspaper that illegal Israeli settlements "must stop."

Former govt minister killed in Libya ISIS clashes: report: Mohammed Soualem, labor minister in Ali Zeidan's government from 2012 to 2014, "was directing military operations against IS" at the time, said the agency loyal to the North African country's new unity government.

Experts say explosion brought down EgyptAir flight with loss of 66 lives: As search for the black boxes continues, it has emerged that Flight 804 may have been downed by an internal explosion that tore the Airbus aircraft apart

Rebels kill 5 Indian soldiers near border with Myanmar: Heavily armed rebels ambushed and killed five Indian paramilitary soldiers on Sunday in the latest attack in India's insurgency-wracked northeastern region bordering Myanmar.

Afghan Taliban leader 'killed in US air strike': Multiple sources say Akhtar Mansoor killed in Pakistan after his car attacked by several US drones.

Pakistan says U.S. drone strike violated its sovereignty: Pakistan on Sunday accused the United States of violating its sovereignty with a drone strike against the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a remote border area just inside Pakistan.

Shield or Sword? What is Known About New US Missile Defense Site in Romania: The technical base of the Aegis Ashore system allows for launching SM-3 missile as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles. Thus, the new facility in Romania will pose a threat to military and civil facilities in south-western Russia, including in Crimea.

Is War With Russia Possible? Interview with Stephen F. Cohen: Audio - Professor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions about the new US-Russian Cold War.

ISIS urges Ramadan attacks in US, Europe in new audio broadcast: The attacks should apparently come also as revenge for the US-led strikes on IS forces in Iraq and Syria, with the message saying that the military aircraft don’t distinguish between civilian and combatants, men and women.

Far-right on the edge of power as Austria votes in presidential election: Austrians voted Sunday in a presidential runoff which could usher in the European Union's first far-right leader, fueled by anti-immigrant anger over Europe's worst post-war refugee crisis.

Fidel Castro, Evo Morales discuss 'imperialist efforts' in Latin America: Morales and Castro spoke "of the events happening in Latin America and the imperialist efforts to revert the political and social movement in our region," state television reported. No images of the encounter were shown.

US releases Guantánamo prisoner after 14 years and no conviction: Man known as Obaidullah was arrested in Afghanistan in 2002 but charges were thrown out in 2011 and lawyers had petitioned for release ever since

Mexico: UN Worried There Will Be Impunity in Tlatlaya Massacre: Reports show 22 people were killed at the hands of Mexican military in the town of Tlatlaya, with at least 12 of them killed after they had already surrendered.

The FBI’s secret biometrics database they don’t want you to see: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants to prevent information about its creepy biometric database, which contains fingerprint, face, iris, and voice scans of millions of Americans, from getting out to the public.

'Democracy in the US is a fraud’: Left Forum debates next steps for Sanders movement : Video - Journalist Chris Hedges, author and activist Tariq Ali, and Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin headlined the opening plenary with fiery remarks moderated by Laura Flanders.

Primed to fight the government: A fast-growing U.S. movement armed with guns and the Constitution sees a dire threat to liberty

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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 .

 

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Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony


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