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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

 

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,487

 

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,708,317,199,094

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

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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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Provoking Nuclear War by Media
By John Pilger

The CIA has demanded Trump is not elected. Pentagon generals have demanded he is not elected. . - Continue

 

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U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia...
By Eric Zuesse

The U.S. now officially dares the Syrian government to assert its sovereignty over the areas where America’s troops are located. - Continue

 

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Propaganda for Syrian ‘Regime Change’
By Rick Sterling

The goal is to prepare the public for the new war to begin after Hillary Clinton becomes President. - Continue

 

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A Clinton Family Value: ‘Humanitarian’ War
By James W Carden

Kosovo set a pattern that has held in subsequent interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria.. - Continue

 

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The West’s Favored Autocrats
By Lawrence Davidson

Washington doesn’t care if its cooperating allies are murderers, corrupt thieves, racists and the like. - Continue

 

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It Is Bettter to Light One Candle than to Curse the Darkness
By Harvey Lothian

There are no genuine democracies in the world, only oligarchies and dictatorships. - Continue

 

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The Genocide of a Land
By Paul Craig Roberts

The US Has Consistently Opposed the World’s Effort to Stop the Zionist Genocide of a Land Called Palestine. - Continue

 

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Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

By John W. Whitehead

It’s getting harder to convince young people that we live in a nation that values freedom and which is governed by the rule of law. - Continue

 

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Speaking of Freedom
A Word From Tom
By Tom Feeley

How poor we are when we consider our own pain more worthy than the suffering of others. - Continue

 

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Fighting kills dozens in Yemen’s Taiz: At least 46 people were killed in deadly clashes Monday between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen’s central Taiz province.

Yemen shelling kills one in southern Saudi: The victim, a Yemeni resident of the kingdom, died in the attack on Najran at about 6:00 pm (1500 GMT), Civil Defence Colonel Ali al-Shahrani said.

Why Is the United States Abetting Saudi War Crimes in Yemen?: Op-Ed: The Obama administration’s record-setting arms deals with Riyadh have strengthened extremists and led to greater regional instability.

Thousands of Dead Terrorist Corpses Still Litter Syria: Over 30,000 Islamic terrorists have been killed in anti-terror operations, but the authorities are having problems sending the bodies back to their country of origin, the chairman of Syria's Forensic Medicine Committee told Sputnik.

Syrian children starving to death: Bara should weigh 7kg - but he is just half that. His ribs can be seen protruding from the skin on his tiny chest, and he's been without a proper supply of milk for months.

Turkey Launches Artillery Barrage on Northern Syria: Turkish officials say that the strikes are aimed at opening a corridor for an "operation." Earlier on Monday, Ankara had vowed to "completely cleanse" militants from its border region in the wake of the suicide bombing attack that left over 54 people dead at a wedding over the weekend.

Propaganda alert: Syria bombs U.S.-backed forces in latest Syrian battle: Video - Until now, the U.S. has merely backed Kurdish troops fighting against the Assad regime's forces in Syria's civil war. But as fighting heats up, American forces may be pulled directly into the fray.

Agreement to halt fighting in Hasaka enforced at 14:00 p.m.: – An agreement to halt fighting was agreed in the northeastern Hasaka province that came into effect at 14:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the Syrian TV reported. According to the TV sources, the injured, bodies of the martyrs and the captives on both sides will be exchanged at 9 p.m. as per the agreement

Syrian forces, Kurdish YPG agree to Hasaka ceasefire: The truce, reported by Syrian state media, comes after assault by Kurdish fighters to seize all of northeastern city.

All Syria parties must commit to Aleppo aid truce, not just Russia: U.N.: The United Nations is ready to deliver aid into Syria's Aleppo, but needs commitments from all parties in the war - not just Russia - to abide by a 48-hour humanitarian truce, the U.N. aid chief, angered by lack of assistance to civilians, said on Monday.

Governments who claimed being friends of Syrian people are the ones responsible for Syrians’ suffering: The solution to the crisis in Syria is a political solution based on inter-Syrian dialogue and under a Syrian leadership without any foreign interference or any preconditions

Top U.S. commander skeptical of military cooperation with Russia in Syria: WASHINGTON D.C. -- The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria, and that he believes he can get the mission done without it.

Iran: Russia Has Stopped Using Iran Base for Syria Strikes: Moscow, which had used the Shahid Nojeh Air Base to refuel its bombers striking Syria at least three times last week, confirmed that all Russian warplanes that were based in Iran have returned to Russia.

Russia used Iranian airfield for Syrian operation at Tehran’s invitation – official: Tehran asked Moscow for airstrikes “next to the land operation” in Aleppo, Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), told state television, according to AFP.

Turkish soldier killed in clash with Kurdish militants: security sources: One soldier was killed and three police officers were wounded in a clash with Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey on Monday, security sources said, as a spike in violence rocks the restive region.

US-Backed Militias Tortured and Killed Hundreds in Iraq: Shiite militias in Iraq have tortured and killed thousands of Sunni men and boys from Fallujah since the city was liberated from the Islamic State group in June, a Reuters investigation revealed Tuesday.

Iraq used torture to extract confessions from convicts, Amnesty says: Amnesty International on Monday condemned the hanging in Iraq of 36 men convicted of a mass killing of soldiers, saying some of their confessions were extorted under threats and torture.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect bans ‘dangerous’ higher education for women: It is “dangerous” for women to be university-educated and the practice is now banned among the Satmar sect of ultra-Orthodox Jews, according to a decree viewed by The Independent. The ban is to prevent “secular influences” in the “holy environment.”

Nigerian Air Force Kills Top Boko Haram Militants In Airstrikes; The terror group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, who has a bounty on his head, is claimed to have been fatally wounded in the raids.

US deploys helicopter gunships in battle against IS in Libya: Military officials step up attacks in Sirte, using Cobra attack helicopters based on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp

Russian foreign minister: No one knows who got shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles in Libya: The Russian foreign minister made comments Tuesday on the whereabouts and wisdom of the United States providing shoulder-fired ManPAD anti-aircraft missiles to groups in Libya. The comments were reported by the Russian state news agency TASS.

50 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan: "A total of 50 rebels, including Mullah Ahmad Shah Ghori, the shadow governor of Taliban group for the western Ghor province, were killed after government forces conducted series of air strikes in Pashtunkot district of the neighbouring Faryab province

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province: A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province Tuesday after his patrol triggered a roadside bomb. The blast also wounded another American and six Afghan soldiers.

Under New Philippine President, Nearly 1,800 Have Died In Extrajudicial Killings: In the seven weeks since he took office, nearly 1,800 alleged criminals have died — at the hands of police or under mysterious circumstances. The wave of extrajudicial killings has prompted outcry from human rights watchdogs

UK: Muslims ordered off plane after ISIL accusation: Sisters and brother interrogated on London airport runway after fellow passengers claimed seeing Arabic text on phone.

Czech PM says no to 'large Muslim community' : : "And to be honest, we don't want a large Muslim community to form here, given the problems we're seeing," Sobotka told the Pravo daily.

Venezuela civil servants face sack over referendum: President Nicolas Maduro gives ministries 48 hours to dismiss public workers who signed a petition for his recall.

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Close To Death In Federal Prison: Under pressure from media and supporters, prison officials said they will consider CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling’s request to consult with an outside cardiologist.

Joe Biden: "Whites will be a Minority in US by 2017 - and that's a good Thing" : Video - “By 2017, those of us of European stock will be an absolute minority in the United States of America,” Biden added that that’s “not a bad thing, that’s a good thing” because it means the country is becoming more "diverse".

Clinton Foundation donors include dozens of media organizations, individuals: NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation's records show.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State: More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

UPI Poll: Trump and Clinton Virtually Tied: The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll released Tuesday shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by less than 1 percentage point for a second consecutive day.

Trump more psychopathic than Hillary: Clinton received a score of 152, putting her in the top 20 percent.

Donald J. Trump "The media pile on against me is the worst in American political history!”

Hacking Democracy - The Hack: Video - This is the hack that proved America's elections can be stolen using a few lines of computer code. The 'Hursti Hack' in this video is an excerpt from the feature length Emmy nominated documentary 'Hacking Democracy'.

HUNDREDS of dead people found casting ballots in Los Angeles : KCBS-Los Angeles recently led an investigation into local voter rolls to find voters casting ballots long after they were buried. True the Vote offers insight into why California is so prone to voter fraud.

 

August 23, 2016

 

US Hawks Advance a War Agenda in Syria
By Daniel Lazare

The U.S. government, having illegally sent American troops into Syria, is now threatening to attack the Syrian military if it endangers those troops. - Continue

 

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Russia Won't Let Terrorism Triumph in Syria, China to Help
By Stephen Lendman

Transforming the Islamic Republic into a US vassal state would give America and Israel unchallenged Middle East dominance. - Continue

 

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A Lawless Plan to Target Syria’s Allies
By Ray McGovern

Washington’s disdain for international law, was underscored by ex-CIA acting director Michael Morell voicing plans for murdering Iranians and maybe Russians in Syria. - Continue

 

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Can Russia Survive Washington’s Challenge?
By Paul Craig Roberts

Erdogan will not want to align with Russia if he thinks Russia is not up to Washington’s challenge. - Continue

 

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Tragic Victims of our Deal With the Devil
By Peter Hitchens

Who can fail to be moved and grieved by the sight of a small child in distress?.  - Continue

 

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Who Are The White Helmets?
Video

Writer Vanessa Beeley put together this video to expose the White Helmets. - Continue

 

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Trump Hypes a New ‘War on Terror’
By Paul R. Pillar

Donald Trump has urged a new “war on terror” that brings back torture and seeks revenge on terrorists’ families. - Continue

 

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CNN Town Hall Green Party Jill Stein & Ajamu Baraka
Video

Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka on Wednesday participated in a CNN town hall meeting for the first time. - Continue

 

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Dozens killed in fierce fighting across Syria: Kurdish fighters advanced in the flashpoint city of Hasakeh in northeast Syria after a Russian mediation bid failed to halt clashes with pro-regime forces, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

Kurdish militia launches assault to evict Syrian army from key city of Hasaka: The Kurdish YPG militia launched a major assault on Monday to seize the last government-controlled parts of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka after calling on pro-government militias to surrender, Kurdish forces and residents said.

Turkey-backed militants set to race US-supported Kurds for ISIS-held Syrian town: Ankara-backed Islamist units have reportedly mobilized on the Turkish side of the Syrian border to launch an assault on Jarablus, aiming to prevent the US-backed Kurdish-dominant SDF from capturing the town from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists.

Top US commander warns Damascus & Moscow against operations near American positions : Counter measures will be taken by US troops in case they “feel threatened” by Syrian or Russian air forces, according to a senior US military official.

Turkey PM: Russia can share Incirlik airbase with US ‘if necessary’: Ankara has given Russia the go-ahead to use its Incirlik air base for operations in Syria, though no official request from Moscow to use the strategic military facility has been made, Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday.

Turkey Seeks Military Cooperation with Russia: Turkey wants to position itself closer to Russia, even militarily. If these steps should be realized, the development could lead to considerable tensions within NATO. But Turkey takes the view not to be obliged obeying orders from NATO.

Erdogan blames child bomber for attack that killed 51: A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday that killed at least 51 people, the president said.

Turkey backtracks on 'child suicide bomber' statement: Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says authorities are in no position to verify whether a child suicide bomber was responsible for a blast that killed at least 54 people on Saturday, reversing an earlier assertion by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Iraqi Air Force leaflets urge citizens to keep away from ISIS sites: “Iraqi Air Force aircraft dropped millions of leaflets and Iraqi flags over Tal Afar, Baaj and Hawija, urging the residents to stay away from ISIS whereabouts. This call was made so that the security forces can carry out its attack plans against ISIS without any obstruction.”

Israel hits Syria targets after stray fire on occupied Golan: The Israeli air force struck a Syrian army target Monday in response to what the military said was stray fire into its zone of control on the occupied Golan Heights.

Saudi Jets Bomb Peaceful Rally of 100,000 in Yemen: (VIDEO) : The move by Saudi Arabia in violation of international human rights law comes at a time when the United States has withdrawn support for the Riyadh-led coalition due to the rising civilian death toll.

Yemen Offers Use Of Ports, Airbases To Russian Military: The offer takes place 48 hours after the U.S. officials announced the Pentagon has withdrawn from Saudi Arabia its personnel who were coordinating with the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen

Al Shabaab suicide bombers kill 20 people in Somalia: More than 20 people were killed on Sunday when suicide bombers from the militant al Shabaab group detonated two car bombs at a local government headquarters in Somalia‘s semi-autonomous Puntland region, witnesses and officials said.

Libya: 9 killed, 85 injured by IS: In Libya, Islamic State rebels have killed nine pro-government forces and wounded eighty-five others in the city of Sirte.

Libya parliament votes no confidence in UN-backed government: The spokesman, Abdullah Ablahig, says 61 supported it, 39 abstained and one member voted to support the government. Some lawmakers claim the vote would automatically dissolve the government set up under a U.N. deal, while its supporters dispute this.

15 militants killed in gun battle with Afghan security forces: At least 15 militants were killed and three others arrested as a clash flared up between them and the security forces in Baghlan province of Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.

Taliban seize district in Afghanistan's Kunduz province: Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that the fighters captured the entire district along with weapons and military vehicles.

Pakistani forces kill six near Afghan border: Pakistani security forces have killed six people in a remote northwestern valley near the Afghan border in a new offensive against Islamist militants in the area, the military said.

Indian forces fire at Kashmir protesters, 1 killed: One young man was killed and dozens wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday as government forces fired shotguns and tear gas at protesters demanding an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region.

Japan to upgrade 200 F-15 jets, doubling missile payload amid E. China Sea tensions: Japan’s Defense Ministry wants its 200 F-15 fighter jets to carry twice as many air-to-air missiles as they do now, in a bid to prepare for a possible confrontation with Chinese Air Force around disputed East China Sea islands.

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN: Philippine President has denounced the UN after it called for an end to killings blamed on his war on drugs, saying he might leave the organisation and invite China and others to form a new one. About 900 suspected drug traffickers have been killed since he came to power after winning the election on May 9.

Three injured as machete-wielding woman goes on the rampage in Brussel: Three people have been injured by a machete-wielding woman who went on the rampage in Brussels before being shot by police, it has emerged. The attacker lunged at passengers, stabbing one in the back and one in the stomach as they were getting off a bus

Germany to tell people to stockpile food and water in case of attacks: FAS: "The population will be obliged to hold an individual supply of food for ten days," the newspaper quoted the government's "Concept for Civil Defence" - which has been prepared by the Interior Ministry - as saying.

Sarkozy announces bid for 2017 presidential race: Nicolas Sarkozy will run for president in 2017, hoping to return as France's head of state after being unseated in 2012 by the now deeply unpopular Francois Hollande, he announced on Monday.

Dollar Disaster Looms? China and Russian Currencies Break Away: In effect, money creation in Russia was removed from state sovereignty and tied to the US dollar.”

How the NSA snooped on encrypted Internet traffic for a decade; The National Security Agency was able to systematically spy on many Cisco Systems customers for the better part of a decade, researchers have uncovered an attack that remotely extracts decryption keys from the company's now-decommissioned line of PIX firewalls.

State Department Told to Speed Latest Clinton E-Mail Review: A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to accelerate its review of almost 15,000 previously undisclosed documents recovered by the FBI from private e-mail servers used by Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state.

The Forgotten Government Plan to Round Up Muslims: In the ’80s, terror led the government to consider something far more extreme than Donald Trump’s ban.

As Clinton asks for cash, campaign pitch remains a mystery : Clinton has refused to open her fundraisers to journalists, reversing nearly a decade of greater transparency in presidential campaigns and leaving the public guessing at what she's saying to some of her most powerful supporters.

Clinton campaign manager calls Trump a Kremlin puppet: On ABC’s "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," the host pressed Mook on why it was OK for the Clinton Foundation to accept corporate and foreign donations when she was secretary of state but not if she becomes president. Mook provided no clear answer and instead raised questions about Trump’s own financial dealings.

Giuliani: Press ignores signs of Clinton's illness: Continuing with the narrative that Hillary Clinton is unfit to be president, Rudy Giuliani, an adviser with Donald Trump's campaign, claimed Sunday there are videos online that show Clinton has an illness.

Alice Cooper launches White House bid: The veteran shock rocker announced Monday that he is running for president with the slogan, "A Troubled Man for Troubled Times."

 

August 21, 2016

 

 

How We Know ISIS Was Made In The USA
By Roger Stone

Judicial Watch obtained a copy of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) directive that initiated the creation of ISIS in 2012.  - Continue

 

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Photographer Of Viral ‘Boy in the Ambulance’ Image Has Skeletons in his Own Closet
By Brad Hoff

This fact should make us wary and cautiously critical of the motives of those who glorify brutality one day while snapping pictures of its victims the next.  - Continue

 

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We Need To Distance Ourselves From NATO If We Want To Avoid War
By Leif Elinder, Anders Romelsjö and Martin Gelin

The risk of nuclear war has never been greater. - Continue

 

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U.S. Considers Its Citizens Cowards
Must Listen - By Dmitry Orlov

U.S. foreign policy stands a really good chance of getting us and our families killed in about 30 minutes.  - Continue

 

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Corbyn Dropped a Truth Bomb on the Warmongering Elite
By Carlyn Harvey

For those intent on maintaining the politics of power, Corbyn’s vision is nothing short of a disaster. - Continue

 

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Why Jeremy Corbyn is Right About NATO
By Chris Nineham

Jeremy Corbyn is committed to a break with the aggressive British foreign policy that has dominated since Blair. - Continue

 

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Western Propaganda – So Simple But So Effective!
By Andre Vltchek

Here is just an example of how easy it is to smear a world leader who resists the imperialist designs of the Empire. - Continue

 

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Modern America: The Empire of Lies
By Martin Berger

Today the absolute majority of Washington’s policies along with the foundation of so-called “American democracy” are built upon blatant lies. - Continue

 

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Graves of civilians killed by ISIS found in Manbij, Syria: According to the Manbij military council, the 27 undocumented graves, which were found on Friday, hold the remains of civilians, who had attempted to escape the town when it was under the control of Daesh but had been killed by the terrorists.

US soldier among 7 killed by Islamic State in Syria: According to Amaq, four IS militants carried out an early morning assault on US and Kurdish forces in the village. Six Kurdish fighters are said to have also been killed.

Brother of Syrian boy pictured in Aleppo dies of his wounds: The older brother of the Syrian boy whose image, dazed and bloodied after an air strike, shocked people around the world, has died in Aleppo from wounds sustained in the same incident, a war monitor and a witness said.

Syria army says Hasaka clashes result of Kurdish take-over effort: Fighting in Hasaka in northeast Syria between the Syrian army and Kurdish militia were a result of Kurdish security forces trying to take over the city, prompting the army to respond by targeting armed groups, the army said in a statement on Friday.

Syrian government airstrikes nearly hit U.S. special forces: The U.S. scrambled jets to protect American troops near the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh, as government airstrikes hit the Kurdish-controlled city for the first time.

Pentagon Warns Assad Regime to Avoid Action Near U.S. and Allied Forces: U.S. scrambled fighter jets after Syrian warplanes target area used by American military personnel

Syrian warplanes fly over flash-point city despite US warning: Syrian government warplanes took to the skies again Saturday over the flash-point northeastern city of Hassakeh, despite a U.S. warning against new strikes that might endanger its military advisers.

Iraqi Air Force Kills 19 Daesh Commanders in Mosul: : "Air Force fighter jets carried airstrikes against the [Daesh] group's headquarters in Mosul's al-Misaq quarter, when there were high-ranking commanders of the group. As a result of a successful airstrike all the militants in the number of 19 in the headquarters were killed,"

14 ISIS members killed in Khalidiya: In the clashes, 14 ISIS men were killed, apart from destroying three cache of weapons at Albu Obeid and Albu Bali. Among the dead ISIS men, several members were Arabs and foreigners.”

ISIS executes 14 civilians in Mosul: “ISIS killed 14 civilians in al-Faisaliah, central Mosul, for the allegedly collaborating with the government and Peshmerga forces. The entire execution process was filmed on camera by the outfit. The death penalty against the civilians were issued by the Sharia court in Nineveh.”

ISIS executes two of its own leaders in Hawija: They were linked to the Emir of ISIS in Kirkuk, who was executed yesterday. The Emir was arrested because in an audio recording he was heard of appealing to the ISIS fighters to withdraw and fall back from Hawija.”

Eight killed in blast at wedding in southeast Turkey: state media: Eight people were killed and 60 were wounded on Saturday in an attack on a wedding party in southern Turkey that a deputy prime minister said appeared to have been carried out by a suicide bomber.

Turkey vows active role in Syria, better regional ties: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has vowed Ankara would play a "more active" role in the next six months in efforts to end the five-year Syrian civil war and work towards normalising its relations with its neighbours in the Middle East.

Turkey points out CIA's 'more evidence' on Gulen: US claims of not knowing Fetullah Gulen's involvement in coup bid mocks Turkish people, says Turkey's justice minister

'US to send team to Turkey' for Fethullah Gulen probe: The move, first reported on Friday by Bloomberg News citing a US administration official, would mark the first sign of progress in Turkey's attempts to have the Pennsylvania-based Turkish-born religious leader extradited.

Hundreds of thousands in Yemen march in support of rebels: Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis marched on Saturday in support of Shiite Houthi rebels and their ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

U.S. withdraws staff from Saudi Arabia dedicated to Yemen planning: Fewer than five U.S. service people are now assigned full-time to the "Joint Combined Planning Cell," including air-to-air refueling of coalition jets and limited intelligence-sharing

Cross-border rocket from Yemen kills Saudi; Pakistani among 6 injured: Rockets fired by Yemeni rebels into a Saudi border city on Saturday killed a Saudi civilian and wounded six others including a Pakistani man, the Saudi civil defence agency said.

Reports: Iran forms Liberation Army to deploy abroad: In January, Al Jazeera reported that Iran was recruiting tens of thousands of Afghan Shia fighters to step up the country's efforts in the Syrian war, offering them salaries to join the war on the side of the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

At Least 13 Libyan Soldiers Killed in Car Bomb Attacks in Sirte: – At least 13 soldiers of the Libyan pro-unity government forces were killed and 55 others wounded in the explosion of two car bombs in the city of Sirte, medical sources told EFE on Friday.

Libya begins air operation to cut off fleeing Islamic State militants: Government of National Accord said surveillance operation covers central Libya as well as western region up to border with Tunisia

Taliban group condemns killing of Afghan clerics in Pakistan: According to Taliban group, atleast three clerics were killed in the past few days in different parts of Khyber Pakthukhwa province.

Indian Army admits Kashmir teacher killed by soldiers: Amid protests in Kashmir, the Indian army admitted today that a 32-year-old school teacher was beaten to death by its soldiers, during overnight raids at a village and called it "absolutely unjustified and unacceptable".

U.S. Defense Contractors Tell Investors Russian Threat Is Great for Business: : The arms industry — both directly and through its arsenal of hired-gun, think-tank experts and lobbyists – is actively pressuring NATO member nations to hike defense spending in line with the NATO goal

Leaked memo proves George Soros ruled Ukraine in 2014: More documents, in the massive 2,500 leaked tranche, show the immense power and control Soros had over Ukraine immediately following the illegal Maidan government overthrow.

Dead in an hour: Video shows LA cops tasering grandfather who died in jail : The video shows that the 56-year-old is violently thrown to the ground and tasered five times by officers. Despite receiving numerous electric shocks,

Government indifference in the midst of historic Louisiana flooding: The Red Cross calls the floods, caused by unprecedented rainfalls which began last weekend, the worst US natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which devastated much of the East Coast.

The wealthy have nearly healed from recession. The poor haven’t even started: The Great Recession and the subsequent recovery from it have deepened the wedge between the very wealthy and everyone else in America, plunging the poor deeper into debt and wiping out two-fifths of the wealth held by families in the heart of the middle class.

Bombshell: Clinton Foundation Witnesses Coming Forward In Pay-For-Play Investigation: Today, Bestselling author Ed Klein has revealed that sources have confirmed to him that not only is The Clinton Foundation under federal investigation, but also at least one Clinton Foundation insider is prepared to testify in a court of law against Hillary.

Clinton Avoids Deposition But Must Still Answer E-Mail Questions: U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Friday set an Oct. 14 deadline for Judicial Watch to submit its questions to the Democratic presidential nominee, meaning her replies may not come until after the Nov. 8 election.

Protesters push, spit on Trump donors at Minn. fundraiser: Protesters pushed, verbally harassed and spat on donors attending a Donald Trump fundraiser in Minneapolis on Friday night, the Star Tribune reported. The Minneapolis Convention Center area became unruly as attendees left after the event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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Alan Hart Interviews Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’

US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict

By Finian Cunningham

The conflict emanates from Washington and is perpetuated by Washington. Why? To justify what would otherwise be seen as simply outrageous US militarism in the Asia Pacific.

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

America's War for Global Domination: by Michel Chossudovsky

The wars on Afghanistan and Iraq are part of a broader military agenda, which was launched at the end of the Cold War. The ongoing war agenda is a continuation of the 1991 Gulf War and the NATO led wars on Yugoslavia (1991-2001).
 

The Plan is for the United States to rule the world: By David Armstrong

The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage.
 

Lets Not Forget: Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President - By Neil Mackay

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.
 

The president's real goal in Iraq: By JAY BOOKMAN

29 September 2002. - The official story on Iraq has never made sense.
 

The Project for the New American Century: By William Rivers Pitt

02/25/03 - The Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, is a Washington-based think tank created in 1997. Above all else, PNAC desires and demands one thing: The establishment of a global American empire to bend the will of all nations.
 

Memo: Bush made intel fit Iraq policy: By WARREN P. STROBEL and JOHN WALCOTT

A highly classified British memo, leaked in the midst of Britain's just-concluded election campaign, indicates that President Bush decided to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by summer 2002 and was determined to ensure that U.S. intelligence data supported his policy.
 

UK Ministers Knew WMD Was "Excuse": By Michael Smith

MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal.
 

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

Will Iran Be Next?: by Mark Gaffney

Those who have hoped that a U.S. military victory in Iraq would somehow bring about a more peaceful world are in for a rude awakening. The final resolution of this war and the U.S. occupation of Iraq will likely not be the end, rather, only the prelude to a succession of future crises: in Kashmir, Syria, North Korea, and Iran.
 

Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Off The Map? - Does He Deny The Holocaust?

An analysis of media rhetoric on its way to war against Iran - Commenting on the alleged statements of Iran's President Ahmadinejad .

 

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


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