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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 : 3,474

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,566,003,906,306

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Video And Audio

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US-Syrian Accord on Air Strikes: Report

By Robert Parry

Source says Syria’s President Assad has quietly agreed to permit strikes in some parts of Syria.
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John Cantlie - Lend Me Your Ears
Islamic State Release Video of British Hostage


Video

The Islamic State (IS) released a video on Thursday that purported to show a British hostage vowing to expose the “truth” about the group’s “systems and motivations” over the course of a “few programs”.
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House Votes To Give Weapons And Training To ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

By DSWright

Hopefully the 114 Democrats who supported dragging American into yet another war in the Middle East are proud of that vote because they will likely be hearing about it for awhile.
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Obama's ‘War on Terror’ Looks Set to Backfire

By Sharif Nashashibi


US President Barack Obama, having criticised his predecessor's quagmire in Iraq, looks set to create his own.
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Traces of Evil

By Robert Koehler


Hurray! God bless drones and "mission accomplished" and a million Iraqi dead and birth defects in Fallujah. God bless torture. God bless the CIA. But guess what?
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A War is Not A War Unless They Call It A War

By E.F Nicholson

“This is not a war, it humanitarian mission with military elements “.
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The United States Heading for a Crash in the Middle East

By Immanuel Wallerstein


"How easy it is for officials and the media to “spin the public into a panic.”
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Perpetual Fear Under Empire

By Jacob G. Hornberger


Lots of Americans are extremely upset about ISIS. They’re not sleeping well, and they’re pacing the floors. They are convinced that ISIS is coming to get them, drag them from their homes, cart them away to some Arabian desert, and behead them.
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The Guns of August
The Reasons Behind the Cease-Fire


By Israel Shamir


Washington would prefer the Russians of Russia and Ukraine to fight each other to death, but it had to consider the weakness of Kiev forces.
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How The NSA Enabled Israel Military Intelligence To Politically Persecute Innocent Palestinians

By Mike Masnick

Data was gathered on Palestinians’ sexual orientations, infidelities, money problems, family medical conditions and other private matters that could be used to coerce Palestinians into becoming collaborators or create divisions in their society.
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Rewards and Punishments for Gaza
How the Israel Lobby Reshapes its Message


By Philip Giraldi

Israel and its powerful friends in both the US and international media as well as in government circles are energetically rewriting the story, not only regarding Gaza, to restore Israel’s status as the beleaguered little democracy in the Middle East and America’s only true friend and ally.
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Irate NSA Staffer Doesn’t Like Being Filmed in Public, for Some Reason

By John Cook

In two videos you can watch Beale politely question Mr. Z. about NSA programs, and watch Mr. Z. attempt to parry those queries with blatant falsehoods.
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Theodore Roosevelt and American Racism

By Margaret Kimberley

“Roosevelt made clear that he lusted for death on a mass scale.”
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Over 100 People Killed in Iraq Airstrikes, Clashes: Over 100 people were killed and 79 others wounded in Iraq Thursday in US air strikes and clashes between the Iraqi security forces and insurgent militants, including those with the Islamic State(IS), officials and security sources said.

Series of Attacks Kills at Least 15 in Iraq: The deadliest attack struck a shopping street in the Toubachi neighborhood in northwest Baghdad, where a bomb blast killed four people and wounded 10, police said.

Hollande confirms French jets to strike IS militants in Iraq: French fighter jets will soon strike targets against Islamic State militants in Iraq once reconnaissance missions have identified targets, President Francois Hollande said.

Islamic State captures 21 villages in northern Syria as Kurds issue a call to arms: Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighbouring Turkey, who urged followers to go and help resist the group's advance.

After Obama speech, Islamic State wins new recruits in Syria-monitor: Islamic State has won new recruits in Syria since President Barack Obama signaled last week that air strikes against the group will be expanded from Iraq to its strongholds in northern and eastern Syria, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday.

US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months: Speaking to a small group of reporters after meeting with his French counterpart, Dempsey said it will take three or four months to begin the $500 million training program, which the House approved on Wednesday and sent to the Senate, where members of both parties predicted easy passage.

U.S. House votes to arm Syrian rebels, but questions remain: The amendment does not include $500 million the White House says it needs to arm and train the rebels, who have been waging a three-year-long battle against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It was written to quickly provide the authority Obama wanted while avoiding a debate on the money.

CIA Privately Skeptical About New Syria Strategy, Sources Say: At a recent closed-door congressional briefing on the administration's new strategy to combat the Islamic State, a top CIA official left little doubt among those in the room about the agency's attitude toward the project.

Top US general says half of Iraq's army unsuitable to partner with US against Islamic State: Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former wartime commander of U.S. training programs in Iraq, said a renewed U.S. training effort might revive the issue of gaining legal immunity from Iraqi prosecution for those U.S. troops who are training the Iraqis.

Fact or fiction: Australia; Tony Abbott confirms police believed terrorists planned 'demonstration killings': Prime Minister Tony Abbott says intelligence indicates people in Australia were allegedly planning a public beheading to be carried out in the name of militant group Islamic State.

Yemen Army, Houthi Rebel Clashes Move Toward Center of Sana’a: Fighting between Yemen’s army and Houthi-Shiite rebels moved closer to the center of the capital as a deal to end the violence evades the government of President Abdurabu Mansur Hadi.

24 militants killed during Afghan army operations, MoD says: Taliban militantsAt least 24 Taliban militants were killed following military operations by Afghan national army (ANA) forces in the past 24 hours. Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi said the operations were conducted in three different provinces.

40 more militants killed in Pakistan air strikes: Fighter jets carried out air strikes early on Wednesday against suspected militant hideouts in Datakhel tehsil of North Waziristan Agency, killing scores of militants and destroying their hideouts.

Afghan President seeks US help to break poll deadlock: President Karzai said, "The international community should not make Afghanistan a battle-field for its covert polices," adding that US should play its role in resolving the ongoing electoral crisis.

Ukraine leader appeals to US for lethal aid: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appealed to the US Congress to give his soldiers lethal military equipment for their fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying that one cannot win the war or keep the peace with blankets and night vision goggles.

Russia has no plans to punish West with retaliatory sanctions — Putin: "First of all, we are thinking about our own interests and development goals," Russian President Vladimir Putin says

UN says 5 peacekeepers killed, 3 wounded in Mali blast: The United Nations mission in Mali said five of its Chadian peacekeepers were killed and another three wounded when their vehicle was hit by an explosive device in the north of the country on Thursday.

Assassination of Libya ex-air force chief in Benghazi: A former Libyan air force chief was shot dead overnight in the country's violence-ridden second city of Benghazi, medical and army sources said on Thursday.

Libya army chief calls for jihad: Libyan army chief General Abdel-Razzaq al-Nazouri on Thursday called for "jihad" against "outlaws" amid clashes between Islamist militias and their rivals, including some army units.

Libya's civil war focuses on control of central bank assets: Possibility of two rival central banks emerges in Libya as bank chief sacked by House of Representatives

Libya's elected parliament rejects PM's new cabinet as oil sector takes hit: - Libya's elected parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, dealing a fresh blow to the acting premier whose government was forced to flee the capital Tripoli last month after it was taken over by militants.

Leaked dossier shows Egypt's links to Libya: A leaked document obtained by Al Jazeera this week demonstrates the extent to which the country has turned into a proxy battleground for larger regional rivalries.

Madrid conference seeks end to Libya crisis: Representatives from Libya's armed groups are not attending the conference, which opened on Wednesday and is being attended by representative from 16 nations, the UN and the Arab League. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting from Madrid, said the conference may not reconcile the warring sides.

Scottish independence campaign - live: The news, video and comment as Scotland votes in an independence referendum

UK Archbishop unsure of God’s existence: Britain’s’ most senior clergyman has said that thinking about global injustices has made him question the existence of God.

Air Force dumps ‘so help me God’ from enlistment oath: Members of the U.S. Air Force will no longer be required to say “so help me God” during their enlistment oath. A legal review of rules that required the phrase occurred after the American Humanist Association threatened to sue on behalf of an atheist airman.

House passes bill to audit Federal Reserve: Passed 333-92, the bill would require the comptroller general to conduct an audit of the Federal Reserve's board of governors and banks within one year and submit a report to Congress on the findings. A total of 106 Democrats joined all but one Republican in support of the measure.

September 17, 2014

Flames Of War
Islamic State Replies To Obama Declaration Of War


Video

"Fighting has just begun"
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Fear of ISIS Triggers Double Threat to Checks and Balances

By Hina Shamsi

We now have a Congress so anxious to avoid tough votes that it is ducking any decision on whether to go to war in Iraq and Syria, and a president who is grabbing unprecedented power to take the country to war all on his own.
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'US Seeks to Use IS to Weaken Each State in the Region’

By Soraya Sepaphour-Ulrich

This is not really a fight against a group of terrorists - of the making of Americans themselves and their allies - but it is really to reoccupy the Persian Gulf region.
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Killing Joke
The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program


By Chris Floyd

And thus do our mediocre murderous masters replicate themselves, generation after generation ….
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A Morally Reprehensible Article
Don’t Focus on Civilian Casualties

By Robert Goldich


We — that is, the world — pay far too much attention to civilian casualties, both in reporting about war and in thinking about war. Continue

After the Ceasefire

By Omar Robert Hamilton

On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed. Since then Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has done the following.
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Ukraine and neo-Nazis

By William Blum

In the past week the dirty little secret has somehow poked its head out from behind the curtain a bit.
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Lessons Learned in the Bucca Camp

By Kathy Kelly

"We need not choose blindness, or the hatred that lets us be herded in fear. We can reach out with truth, with compassion, with the activist courage that leaps from heart to heart, rebuilding sanity, civility, community, humanity, resistance."
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An Unbearable and Choking Hell:
The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11

By John W. Whitehead

We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade a freedom-loving people to march in lockstep with a police state.
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Can You Pass The "China Threat" Quiz?

By Jeffrey Rudolph

1. How many military bases does China have on foreign soil?
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No God's and Precious Few Heroes : Dick Gaughan

Video and Lyrics

So don't talk to me of Scotland the Brave
For if we don't fight soon there'll be nothing left to save
Or would you rather stand and watch them dig your grave
While you wait for the Tartan Messiah?
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Syria : Almost 50 people killed in strikes on Talbiseh: Six children were among those who died as Talbiseh, in Homs province, was bombarded for two days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Syria: 36 Children Die After Receiving 'UN-Sponsored Contaminated Measles Vaccine': Parents accused the Syrian opposition - which controls Idlib - of negligence when storing the vaccines and of supplying out-of-date medications.

Free Syrian Army commander says the IDF should establish anti-Assad no-fly zone: “Israel could down any plane above that area and no one would blame it,” he continued. “Refraining from doing this means collaborating with the Assad gang in our murder.

Free Syrian Army will not join US-led coalition against IS: The group’s founder, Colonel Riad al-Asaad, stressed that toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is their priority, and that they will not join forces with US-led efforts without a guarantee that the US is committed to his overthrow.

IS quits Syria bases as US poised to strike: Jihadists in a Syrian stronghold near Iraq have abandoned some bases and redeployed their forces and armour from other positions, with the US military poised to strike, activists said Wednesday.

ISIS goes underground in Syrian stronghold: - Islamic State has gone underground in its Syrian stronghold since President Barack Obama authorised US air strikes on the group in Syria, disappearing from the streets, redeploying weapons and fighters, and cutting down its media exposure.

Rebels on Syria’s southern front ‘closer to the doorstep of Damascus’: After weeks of heavy fighting, rebel groups announced the seizure of 80 per cent of Qunietra province on Saturday, including areas along the border with Israel. The territory could prove to be a key link between opposition forces in the south and those fighting in and around the Syrian capital.

Iraq claims 50 Islamic State fighters killed in air raids: More than 50 fighters with the Islamic State jihadist group were killed in two air raids north of Baghdad on Wednesday, Iraqi security officials said

Bombings kill 11 in Iraq: Two bombings, including a suicide attack on a security post outside Baghdad, have killed at least 11 people in Iraq.

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq: American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.

Iraq Prime Minister 'Won't Allow' Foreign Troops,: Foreign troops are "out of the question. Not only is it not necessary, we don't want them. We won't allow them," says Iraq's new prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Uh, he may want to tell that to the Obama administration

Congressional Leaders Back Plan to Train "Rebels" to Fight Islamic State: The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the White House request as an amendment to the spending bill Congress must pass this month to prevent a partial government shutdown when the new fiscal year begins in October.

Manufacturing Consent For US Intervention House Dem: 'We'll have many more 9-11s' if no action on ISIS: Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, warned Tuesday that the U.S. could risk another terrorist attack if Congress does not act against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

More than 30 killed in Yemen clashes since Monday: More than 30 people have been killed in Yemen in clashes between Shia Houthi fighters and army-backed tribesmen. In the latest incident, 11 people were killed in clashes in Hamdan on the northern outskirts of the capital Sana’a on Tuesday.

Six explosions rock Yemen's capital, fighting set to intensify: Houthi rebels shelled by government forces near to President Hadi's residence in the capital Sana'a

Hamas makes arrests over Gaza mortar fire, as unity tensions spiral: Hamas keen to preserve ceasefire with Israel after mortar fire, as the Fatah-Hamas war of words escalates over migrant tragedy

Report: Snowden Leaked NSA 'Deal' with Israel: Former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the US National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel, an expert on the intelligence agency said Wednesday.

Pakistan says air strikes killed 40 militants: Pakistan’s military said on Wednesday it killed 40 insurgents and destroyed five of their hideouts in fresh air attacks as part of a major offensive against the Taliban in the northwest.

14 killed in attack from Afghanistan: Pakistani troops Tuesday morning repulsed a terrorist attack from Afghanistan in the North Waziristan Agency, killing 11 terrorists and apprehending another. Three FC troops were martyred during an exchange of fire.

6 Soldiers killed in suicide bombing in Kabul: A Taliban suicide bombing has killed at least six soldiers, including three members of the NATO occupation force ISAF, and wounded more than 25 others near the US embassy in Kabul, according to police sources in Afghanistan's capital.

Gunmen kill 15 at college in north Nigeria's Kano: Gunmen stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded 35, police said.

Nine killed, 30 wounded in new clashes in Libya's Benghazi - medic: Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general's forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said.

Three civilians killed in shelling in Ukraine’s Donetsk: Three civilians were killed in renewed shelling in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Monday despite a ceasefire, the local authority said.

Grim Luhansk wary of Ukraine's shaky truce: Luhansk is licking its wounds. After a long summer of bombardment by government forces, it is mourning its dead and slowly coming back to life. But it is a grim, pessimistic place, full of hardship and queues.

Russia's Lavrov says Ukraine ceasefire holds: "In general, our assessment and the assessment of colleagues from other countries is that the ceasefire is holding and that incidents that are taking place now should diminish," RIA quoted Lavrov as saying in Addis Ababa.

Russia Yevtushenkov arrest prompts Sistema share dive: Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, prompting shares in his company Sistema to plunge. The Moscow Exchange temporarily restricted trading in Sistema as shares in the oil and telecom group fell 37%.

Uruguayan President On Gitmo: U.S. 'Made A Business Out Of That Prison': Mujica said he would “take responsibility” for “dismantling a human disgrace,” according to a statement posted to the Uruguayan presidency’s website. The comments were reported Friday by Latin American media, but not widely circulated in the English-language press.

Confessions of a drone veteran: Why using them is more dangerous than the government is telling you

Sony Forecasts $2B Loss as Smartphones Lag: Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.

New Record: Pound of Ground Beef Tops $4 for First Time: In August, the price index for food rose 0.2 percent, with the average price for a pound of ground beef rising to $4.013 per pound--the first time it has ever topped $4 per pound.

U.S. National Debt Surges $1 Trillion In Just 12 Months : The U.S. financial position continues to deteriorate badly and in the last 12 months has increased by over $1 trillion dollars.

Number of billionaires hits record high in 2014: A new survey shows that 155 new billionaires were minted this year, pushing the total population to a record 2,325 – a 7 percent increase from 2013. Credit goes to the United States – home to the most billionaires globally – where 57 new billionaires were recorded this year, according to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014 released on Wednesday.

September 16, 2014

ISIS Beheadings on Cue from Washington and London?

By Finian Cunningham

It’s hard to imagine a more repugnant act of cruel depravity to turn public opinion away from its erstwhile opposition to war toward giving consent for military action to, as Cameron put it, “hunt down this pure evil”.
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Someone’s Already Fighting ISIS: The Syrian Arab Army

By Tony Cartalucci

For the West to pose as “fighting” ISIS by creating a coalition consisting of the very nations sponsoring the terrorist organization, illustrates the audacity afforded to the West by its immense unwarranted power and influence.
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Syria and Iran, are our Natural Allies in the Fight Against ISIL

By Sergey Lavrov

One cannot but feel concerned by publicly stated intentions to attack the ISIL positions in the Syria’s territory without any interaction with the Syrian government.
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Assad Lures Obama Into His Web

By Robert Fisk

The US President will now have to explain yet again why he cannot collaborate against America’s “apocalyptic” enemies with a Syrian regime which he has also sworn to overthrow – even though this regime is fighting exactly the same enemies.
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CBS: 'We Have No Choice' but to Attack ISIS 'Before We All Get Killed'

By Peter Hart

After the release of another gruesome beheading video, CBS's Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer had this exchange with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough:
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The New "Regime Change" Plan - Attack Damascus From The South

By Moon Of Alabama

There are serious active preparations for a new attack on Damascus. Anti-government forces, including the Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, have been trained and equipped in Jordan and are now moving into their starting position in Quneitra governate in south-west Syria.
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Will Obama's Bombs Stop Beheadings?

By Russell Brand

"Obama has no principles"
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Losing Credibility: The IMF’s New Cold War Loan to Ukraine

By Michael Hudson

Waging civil war is expensive, and Ukraine’s currency is rupturing.
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Why Americans Know So Much About Sports But So Little About World Affairs

By Noam Chomsky

They might as well live in a fantasy world, and that's in fact what they do.
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Understanding Organizational Stupidity

By Dmitry Orlov

Bearing witness to the fast-approaching end of the nation as a going concern may be of help here. How could we have been so *ucking stupid?
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The "Long Con"

By Philip A Farruggio


The Two Party Monte!  Using an embedded media, the ‘Two Party, One Party ‘political system (created by our Military Industrial Empire) keeps chugging along.
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The Fourth Estate Is Dead
We No Longer Have A Free Media: Ray McGovern


Video

“The Fourth Estate in his country has been captured by government and corporations, the military-industrial complex, the intelligence apparatus. Captive! So, there is no Fourth Estate.” - - Ray McGovern.
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In America the ‘Terrorists’ All Too Often Are the Police

By Linn Washington Jr.

Politicians, press pundits and preachers across America, portray terrorism as having a foreign face. Yet, for far too many Americans, the terrorists that they encounter daily are the police.
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Dozens of Nusra fighters killed along Lebanon-Syria border: The Lebanese Army clashed with fighters from Nusra Front overnight, as the militants sought to cross into Lebanon after suffering heavy casualties in clashes with the Syrian army.

7 killed in bomb attack near Syria-Turkey border: At least seven people were killed and many others wounded Tuesday when an explosives-laden vehicle exploded near a rebel-held Syrian-Turkish border, activists and al-Mayadeen TV reported.

Iraqi official meets Syria's Assad on ISIS: Iraq's national security adviser briefed Syrian President Bashar Assad on efforts to counter ISIS Tuesday, Syrian state media reported, the first such meeting since the United States launched airstrikes on the radical group in Iraq.

Report: U.S. providing Assad regime with anti-Islamic State intelligence: Syrian newspaper says Washington informed Damascus of IS leaders’ whereabouts prior to successful attacks on Islamists.

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane: monitor group: Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said.

US weapons makers sense rising demand for air defense systems, tanks: Military crises around the world are boosting foreign demand for U.S. weapons, especially air and missile defense systems, spy equipment and armored vehicles, according to U.S. government and industry officials.

US ready to strike Syria, may use up to 1,600 troops to fight ISIS in Iraq: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the US Central Command has a plan to take “targeted actions against ISIS safe havens in Syria,” including striking infrastructure. Hagel also unveiled a plane to boost Iraqi forces by 1,600 US "military advisers.

White House Has No International Legal Justification for Hitting ISIS in Syria: The Obama administration is working through several possible legal justifications the administration could try to apply to airstrikes against ISIS inside Syria. But each is problematic and controversial in its own way.

Obama mulling combat role for US troops in Iraq: General Martin Dempsey says president ready to look at a ‘case by case’ basis for involvement

Kurdish militias capture 14 villages from IS in northern Syria: - The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have recaptured 14 villages in Syria's northern al- Qamishli province from the Islamic State (IS) terror group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday.

14 IS Militants Killed as Their Rocket Explodes: At least 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed Tuesday near Baghdad when a rocket whose warhead they were filling with "chlorine gas" exploded.

Contradicting Obama, Dempsey Calls for Iraq Ground Operation: US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told the Congress on Tuesday that he recommends deploying US ground forces against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, in a direct contradiction of US President Barack Obama's largely hands off approach.

U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official: U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials said.

Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State: "I saw no point in cooperating with a country whose hands are dirty and intentions murky," the Iranian leader said in quotes carried on state news agency IRNA. He accused Washington of "lying" by saying it had excluded Iran from its coalition, saying it was Iran that had refused to participate.

11 killed as Yemen Rebels Clash With Loyalist Tribesmen: A Shiite Hawthi rebel stands on a vehicle in Amran city, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Sana. (Associated Press ) Sanaa: Yemeni rebels camped out across the capital for weeks seeking greater political clout clashed with pro-government tribesmen on Tuesday, leaving 11 people dead, a tribal source said.

American Imprisoned In Yemen Makes Emotional Plea: 'They're Gonna Kill Me In Here': An American citizen, who has been missing inside the prison system of Yemen for seven months, has made contact with his wife in a furtive phone call during which he alleged that his US-allied captors are torturing him and may kill him.

Qaeda groups urge jihadists to unite: An unprecedented joint statement from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urged their “brothers” in Iraq and Syria to “stop killing each other and unite against the American campaign and its evil coalition that threatens us all.”

31 Pakistani militants killed in fighting: Officials: Pakistan's military said on Tuesday it killed 31 militants in air strikes and ground clashes along its restive border with Afghanistan, as three soldiers also died in the fighting.

Pakistan: Yes, Senator Rehman Malik, you deserved to be booted off that plane!: There are times when something you dream of actually happens, like Senator Rehman Malik getting booted off that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight.

2 U.S. occupation force soldiers among 3 killed in Kabul suicide bombing: In a separate blast Tuesday, the International Security Assistance Force said one of its service members was killed by a man wearing an Afghan uniform.

US kills 2 people on Afghanistan: : An airstrike by a US assassination drone has killed at least two people in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar.

Afghan Vote Audit Farce Nears Conclusion: Analysis - Security forces, governors and IEC employees all took part in the fraud? Those are the very people who were supposed to assure voters that the process would be fair and impartial.

Nine killed, 30 wounded in new clashes in Libya's Benghazi-medic: Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general's forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said.

One killed as airstrikes by unknown party target Libya's Islamist-allied militias: A militia commander said the strikes targeted Libya Dawn ammunition warehouses and were aimed at helping rival militias return to Tripoli.

Libyan/CIA general to bomb Benghazi if port not closed: Forces loyal to former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi threatened to bomb the eastern city's port unless authorities there closed it to cut off arms supplies to extremists, a senior commander said on Monday.

Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai: A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired group, Egyptian security officials said.

100 children among migrants 'deliberately drowned' in Mediterranean: Up to 100 children may have been among about 500 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean when their boat was sunk by people smugglers, an intergovernmental group has said after further interviews with survivors.

Obama commits 3,000 troops to fight Ebola: As the worst-ever Ebola epidemic rages on in Africa, President Barack Obama announced today that the US will ramp up efforts to to combat the the virus as part of "the largest international response in the history of the CDC."

Ukraine shelling kills 6, tests cease-fire: Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday -- the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5.

Ukraine approves historic EU deal, breaking ties with Moscow: The Association Agreement is approved by Ukraine's parliament, paving the way for European Union membership and distancing the country from Russia

Special status to E. Ukraine regions, amnesty to combatants - parliament: The Ukrainian parliament has approved laws on special status for the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, as well as amnesty for those participating in the hostilities.

Ruble plunges to new lows, authorities tell Russians not to panic: Russian authorities told people not to panic on Tuesday as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West over Ukraine, new sanctions and falling oil prices.

Russia to boost Crimea troop numbers, worries over military build-up at borders: The plan released by Sergey Shoigu is due to the increased “presence of foreign military” in “the immediate vicinity” of Russia’s borders.

Watch: Angry mob throw Ukraine MP into rubbish bin: The group, screaming curses and insults, hurled Vitaly Zhuravsky into a large waste container outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv.

Health crisis we're facing is unparalleled in modern times: WHO: The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the "tens of thousands" of cases, United Nations officials said on Tuesday.

Governments spy on journalists with weaponized malware – WikiLeaks: The weaponized surveillance malware, popular among intelligence agencies for spying on “journalists, activists and political dissidents,” is produced by FinFisher, a German company

Video Surfaces that Shows Venezuelan Opposition Activists Planning Violence: Venezuelan state television, VTV, released a video conference recording Monday night in which Venezuelan opposition activists are shown to be planning terrorist activities against the government of President Maduro.

Poor Americans Debt Burden Highest in History: The poorest Americans now owe 156% of their pretax income to creditors, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank. The poorest have more debt relative to their net worth in American history, owing $1.37 for every dollar they own.

September 15, 2014

Washington’s War Against Russia

By Paul Craig Roberts

The US economy is now dependent on looting and plunder, and Washington’s hegemony is essential to this corrupted form of capitalism.
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Isis 'Cannot be Beaten' as Long as There is War in Syria

By Patrick Cockburn

Why American air power may be less effective than many imagine.
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Convenient Genocide
Another Failed War to Re-arrange The Middle East


By Ramzy Baroud

Experience has taught us that not all “acts of genocide” are created equal: Some are fabricated, and others are exaggerated.
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Obama's ISIS Project is Nothing but a Pretext to Murder and Destroy Syrian Society

By Dr. Denis G. Rancourt


For Syria, this means complete annihilation of the national defence forces, and total destruction of civilian infrastructure to bring the population to its knees and lay siege to any resistance.
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Watch the Last Four U.S. Presidents Announce That We're Bombing Iraq

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Did the primetime presidential speech announcing expanding authorization for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria feel kind of familiar? Like you've heard it before?
That's probably because you have.
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America’s Deadliest Export - Democracy

By William Blum

There must be millions of people in the United States and elsewhere who have thoughts about ‘terrorist acts.’ I might well be one of them when I read about a gathering of Bush, Cheney, and assorted neocons that’s going to take place.
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In Case You Missed It
Bin Laden Outlines Plan to Bankrupt U.S. Through War

By Demian McLean

``All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point East to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al-Qaeda, in order to make the generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic, and political losses "
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Since 9-11 America's Insane Foreign Policy
Has Killed a Million and Created ISIS


By Nicolas J.S. Davies

A sophisticated propaganda campaign has politically justified 13 years of systematic U.S. war crimes, exploiting the only too human failing that George Orwell examined in his 1945 essay, "Notes on Nationalism."
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Nation of Cowards

By John Chuckman


What else can you fairly call a people who attack a population of refugees confined to a small space surrounded on every side by fences and machine-gun towers.
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Sacrificing the Vulnerable, From Gaza to America

By Chris Hedges

We have undergone a corporate coup d’état in slow motion. It is over. They have won.
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The Moment of Truth
Auckland Town Hall meeting to publicize, New Zealand's spying on citizens
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Glenn Greenwald, Kim Dotcom, Robert Amsterdam, Julian Assange, and Edward Snowden.
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Why We March - Stepping Forth for a Planet in Peril

By Eddie Bautista, La Tonya Crisp-Sauray, and Bill McKibben

If you were a betting person, perhaps you’d say we have only modest hope of beating the financial might of the oil and gas barons and the governments in their thrall.
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ISIS executes eight Sunnis in northern Iraq: ISIS militants publicly executed eight Sunni men in a small northern Iraqi village at the weekend for allegedly plotting against the group, an eyewitness from the village told Reuters Sunday.

Car bombing kills 3, injures 15 in Southern Baghdad: A source within the Iraqi police force on Monday stated that 3 were killed and 15 wounded by a car bomb explosion that happened in the Abu Dashir neighborhood in southern Baghdad.

Iraqi Government Accused of Bombing Fallujah Hospital: A hospital in the Islamic State-occupied Iraqi city of Fallujah was shelled on Sunday, just one day after Iraq's prime minister Haider Al-Abadi publicly announced he would end bombardment of civilian areas.

HRW: Iraq must investigate airstrikes that killed 31 civilians: Rights group calls on US to ensure that weapons sent to the Iraqi government 'are not being used to break international law'

No Need for Arab Powers to Strike Islamic State: Iraq President : Iraq's president says Arab powers Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia do not need to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group. President Fouad Massoum also expressed regret that Iran was not invited to take part in the 26-nation conference in Paris on Monday to try to counter the Islamic extremists

UAE and Saudis offer help in coalition attack on Isis: “There is a very real possibility that we could have the Saudi air force bombing targets inside Syria,” the source said. “That is a remarkable development, and something the US would be very pleased to see.”

Graham: No U.S. Boots In Syria Is A 'Fantasy': “This idea that we’re never going to have boots on the ground in Syria is fantasy. All this has come home to roost after the last three years of incompetent decisions,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s delusional in the way they approach this.”

Australia answers US call to join coalition fighting Islamic State: Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday a 600-strong force comprising some 400 airforce personnel and 200 special forces soldiers would be deployed to a US military base in the United Arab Emirates.

France begins reconnaissance flights over Iraq: French planes carried out their first reconnaissance flights over Iraq Monday in support of the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS jihadists.

US will not coordinate airstrikes with Syria as it hails Arab support: “We will certainly want to deconflict and make certain that they’re (Syria) not about to do something that they might regret even more seriously,” Mr Kerry said in the interview on CBS’s Face the Nation. “But we’re not going to coordinate, it’s not a cooperative effort.”

17 Jihadists killed in airstrike against their camp in Syria; At least 17 members of the jihadist Islamic State died in airstrikes launched by the Syrian army against an IS training camp in the northeastern part of the country

Austrian teenage girl jihadist 'killed in Syria': One of a pair of Austrian teenage girls who left Vienna homes in April to join Syrian jihadists reportedly killed

Report: Obama would "retaliate" if Syria shoots at US military flights: If that were to happen, Obama said he would order U.S. forces to destroy Syria’s air defense system, the Times report said. That scenario could also lead to Assad’s overthrow, Obama said, according to one Times source.

Obama sought repeal of Bush war statute now used to justify Islamic State strikes: “The AUMF is now nearly 12 years old,” he said. “Unless we discipline our thinking, our definitions, our actions, we may be drawn into more wars we don’t need to fight, or continue to grant presidents unbound powers more suited for traditional armed conflicts between nation states.”

The war on ISIS already has a winner: The defense industry: Makers of munitions and unmanned aircraft top the list of private-sector beneficiaries.

ISIS war chest grows by an estimated $3M every day: Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.

 

25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen: Yemeni security and tribal officials say at least 25 people were killed in clashes between Sunni tribesmen affiliated to the country's Muslim Brotherhood group and Shiite rebels in a northern city.

Yemen's Houthis suspend talks with government: Yemen's Houthis have suspended their ongoing negotiations with the government due to what they call the blatant interference of foreign parties.

Bill Clinton strays from Hillary’s Israel script and knocks Netanyahu: In a conversation with pro-Palestinian activists in Iowa, the former president agrees: the Israeli PM won’t make peace 'unless he’s forced to.'

Rebels among 18 killed in Afghan violence: As many as 18 insurgents were killed and 12 others, including six Afghan Local police (ALP) personnel, wounded during clashes and an explosion in different parts of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

'Breakthrough' in Afghan election dispute: president spokesman: Afghanistan's disputed presidential election inched towards a possible conclusion Monday with a senior government official hailing a "breakthrough" in talks between the two candidates, who both claim to have won the vote.

Pak army kills 15 militants; 3 die in attacks targeting police: On Monday Pakistani military choppers pounded militant hideouts and killed 15 insurgents in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, once considered a bastion of Taliban fighters, even as three persons died in attacks targeting police in the country’s northwest.

Three troops killed in strike on army fort in Pakistan's northeast: Three paramilitary soldiers were killed when a group of militants launched a rocket attack on a mountain fort in Pakistan's troubled northwest early Sunday, security officials said.

Six killed in Ukraine's Donetsk, ceasefire under strain: Six people were killed in shelling in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk on Sunday, municipal authorities said on Monday. The rebels' main leader in Donetsk on Monday accused Ukrainian forces of violating the truce repeatedly and suggested it could not hold much longer.

NATO Countries Are Delivering Arms to Ukraine, Defense Minister Says: Ukraine's defense minister has said NATO countries are delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight

US and Nato troops begin Ukraine military exercise: About 1,300 troops from 15 countries - including the US and other Nato members - have begun a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine.

Ukraine President Poroshenko Faces Backlash Over EU Trade Deal Delay: On Friday, Ukraine and the EU agreed to put off implementing a landmark trade deal, which is part of a broader pact aimed at strengthening their ties, after Moscow threatened trade restrictions that would have crippled Ukraine's already limping economy.

Argentine Companies Look to Increase Trade with Russia: Representatives from over 100 Argentine companies will be involved in talks in Russia to increase the export of goods by the South American country to Russia on Monday and Tuesday.

10 "Militants" Killed, 17 Arrested in Egypt: Military spokesperson Brigadier General Mohamed Samir said 10 militants were killed during exchange of fire with the army over the past two days. He said other that the 17 militants, 183 illegal immigrants were also arrested.

Soldier killed in Mali land mine blast: A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said.

 

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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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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