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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
$1,629,591,617,030
 

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

 

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

"This film was absolutely WONDERFUL! It is inspiring and maddening"

Authority & Expectations
 

Smart and provocative young veteran, Wray Harris, unlocks the sufferings served by the Iraq war.
 

"I Am An American Indian Patriot"

"We live in a prisoner of war camp, that's why they call it a reservation"
 

A Pantomime World

By Adam Curtis

A fake bubble of certainty that has imprisoned us in the west - and is now preventing us from understanding what is really going on in the world outside.

The Power of Nightmares

By Adam Curtis

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

“How we can solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem”,
 
  “I simply got tired of western mainstream media presenting the Palestinian-Israeli issue as being complex."

Miko Peled Debunks Jewish Myths

"If Anybody here, came hoping to hear a balanced presentation, then they are going to be sorely disappointed.

"Political Fraud"

Indoctrination By Propaganda Works

Lifting the Veil:
Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy


This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”.

Surviving Progress

The film connects financial collapse, growing inequality and global oligarchy with the sustainability of mankind itself.

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

A brief and crucial history of the United States

The Most Honest Three and a Half Minutes of Television. Ever......?

Scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom.

U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces...
As The Pilot Sings 'Bye, Bye Miss American Pie'


It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.

The Power Principle

Simply brilliant. - This is probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy.

Managing Public Perception - Psywar

The real battlefield is your mind.

The Century of the Self

How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.

Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism?

Norman Finkelstein: American Radical

Probing, definitive documentary about Jewish-American political scientist Norman Finkelstein

Stop the Machine!!!!!:
 
A brief and crucial history of the United States.

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government

Lives In The Balance : Jackson Browne

"You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that you've seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war "

American Drug War - The Last White Hope

How money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government.

 
How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel
 
The Fourth World War

Documentary of radical resistance to global capitalism

 
The Israel Lobby

Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so?

 
John Pilger: 'The War on Democracy'

The story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror".

 
Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

Dick Cheney reveals the reasons why invading Baghdad and toppling Saddam Hussein wouldn't be a great idea.

 
Poison DUst

Poison DUst tells the story of young soldiers who thought they came home safely from the war, but didn't.

 
John Pilger: Truth Game

The worldwide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race is scrutinised.

 
The Road To Guantanamo

Three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at GuantŠnamo 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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Approving Air Strikes Against the PKK America's Worst Error in the Middle East Since the Iraq War?
By Patrick Cockburn
US may find it has helped to destabilise Turkey by involving it in the war in both Iraq and Syria, yet without coming much closer to defeating Isis in either country. - Continue

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The U.S. and Turkey Have A *Something* Plan
By Moon Of Alabama
The only agreed upon issue besides doing something is to throw the Kurds, under the bus.  - Continue

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Are the U.S. and Allies Getting Too Cozy With Al Qaeda’s Affiliate in Syria?
By Zaigham Kabir
US officials may be acquiescing to the Kingdom’s plan to see a Sunni state replace the Alawite regime of Bashar Assad. - Continue

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Gay Rights On $2 a Day? Obama Loses Plot
By Finian Cunningham
The monstrous hypocrisy of the United States makes it a laughing stock, if its own crimes against humanity were not so vile. - Continue

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Proof That Lawlessness Rules US Financial Markets
By Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler
The manipulation is obvious. The question is why do the authorities tolerate it? - Continue

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Big Pharma’s Profiteers
You Want Us to Pay What for These Meds?

By Martha Rosenberg
Why does the same hepatitis C drug that costs $84,000 a year in the US cost $900 a year in Egypt. - Continue

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The Making of the American Police State
By Christian Parenti
How did we end up with millions behind bars and police armed like soldiers?  - Continue

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Could Trump Win?
By Patrick J. Buchanan
The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master.”  - Continue

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Syria: At least 20 Syria rebels killed in Zabadani clashes: Al-Manar: At least 20 militants were killed in clashes Tuesday with Hezbollah and the Syrian army, Al-Manar reported.

Syrian rebels gain ground near Assad heartland: The Al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front and other rebel groups led a major offensive on Tuesday in northwest Syria, pushing back government troops in an area bordering President Bashar al-Assad's coastal heartland, a monitoring group said.

Syria army, Kurds push ISIS out of Hassakeh city: activists: Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters ousted ISIS from the northeastern city of Hassakeh Tuesday after more than a month of fighting, activists said.

Syria: YPG militia capture Sarrin from Isis: The Kurdish YPG militia captured a town from Islamic State (IS) fighters in northern Syria on 27 July, after a month-long offensive against the ultra-hard-line militants in the area to cut their supply lines, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

U.S., Turkey To Rely On Syrian Insurgents to Create Islamic State Free ‘Safe Zone’: The United States and Turkey plan to rid a 60-mile-long zone along the Syrian-Turkish border of Islamic State terrorists, the plan t would result in heavy reliance on Syrian opposition fighters who are generally more concerned with crippling Bashar al-Assad’s regime than with toppling IS.

Turkey vows to strike anyone killing civilians in planned free zone: The U.S. and Turkey could agree only in general terms on the most critical issue of all – who will assure security of the territories in northern Syria after they expel the extremists, Turkish officials said.

Turkish soldier killed near Iraq border: army: The Turkish army said in a statement that the soldier in civilian clothes was "shot in the head in front of a bank," by a fighter with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist group by Ankara, in the mainly Kurdish town of Semdinli, on Tuesday.

16 Killed, 35 Wounded In Triple Blast In Iraq: Police in Baghdad said on Tuesday that no fewer than 16 people were killed and 35 wounded in a triple blast Monday evening in Iraq’s Diyala province. The police said the death toll was expected to rise.

Iraq football pitch blasts kill four: Reports: Bombs went off during a local football game in Iraq`s restive Diyala province on Monday, killing at least four people, security officials said.

Yemen : Saudi airstrikes resume; 15 allied fighters killed: The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces today, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight the previous day, security officials said.

Saudi-led air raids, clashes shatter Yemen truce: Saudi-led warplanes resumed Tuesday strikes against Yemen rebels whose clashes with loyalists persisted, military sources said. Air strikes targeted rebels north of Aden, Yemen's second city, which was mostly recaptured by loyalists last week after four months of ferocious fighting, military sources said.

HRW says Saudi-led Yemen raid 'apparent war crime': Human Rights Watch condemned as an "apparent war crime" on Tuesday a Saudi-led air raid in Yemen last week that it said killed at least 65 civilians in residential compounds.

Millions in Yemen on brink of starvation, Oxfam warns: More than 6 million people in Yemen are on the verge of starvation, Oxfam warned on Tuesday, adding that months of war and a blockade on imports were pushing an additional 25,000 people into hunger every day.

Bomb kills two policemen in worst Bahrain bombing in months: A bomb killed two policemen and wounded six in the deadliest such attack in Bahrain in months, and state media said the explosives resembled some seized at the weekend that authorities say were smuggled in from Iran.

Abbas to step down: Reports: On Sunday, Israel's Channel 1 cited unnamed Palestinian Authority sources as saying that Abbas is planning to quit in two months due to "fatigue."

Senior Hamas official: No more military assistance from Iran: As the group's political wing moves closer to the Saudis, Abu Marzouk admits Iran has withdrawn support; military wing reportedly attempting to mend relations with Islamic Republic.

Poll: Overwhelming US Majority Says Israel Should Receive No Aid Boost due to US / Iran “Deal” : Israel is the biggest recipient of US aid at over $3 billion per year, and Obama has increased aid to Israel after each of Israel’s major massacres in the Gaza refugee camp since Obama assumed power.

Israeli spy to be released November 20, says justice minister : Jonathan Pollard, the incarcerated Israeli agent convicted by the US of spying for Israel, is set to be released from jail on November 20 following a decision by the US Parole Commission, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tuesday.

At least 25 killed by militants in Nigeria's northeast: At least 25 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants during raids on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning on three communities in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, military and police sources said.

72 al Shabaab militias killed in Amisom raids: The Amisom and Somalia National Army troops have captured 22 towns and villages from al Shabaab and killed 72 insurgent fighters in eight days.

Three Libyan soldiers killed in suicide bombing: Three Libyan soldiers were killed and 11 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in central Benghazi Tuesday, a medic and a military source said.

Libyan city Benghazi plunges into darkness as fighting hits power plants: Libya's eastern city of Benghazi has been plunged into darkness as clashes between pro-government forces and Islamist fighters have knocked out three of five power stations serving the city, the country's second largest, officials said on Monday.

Show trial: Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam sentenced to death: He was sentenced in absentia on Tuesday by a court in the capital, Tripoli, along with eight other senior members of the former regime, which was overthrown in 2011. Saif al-Islam has been held since 2011 by a former rebel group in Zintan that opposes the Tripoli government.

UN 'disturbed' by Libya death sentences for Kadhafi loyalists: "We had closely monitored the detention and trial and found that international fair trial standards had failed to be met," the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a statement.

Afghanistan: 2 Daesh fighters killed, 6 held in Jalalabad: Two Daesh commanders have been killed and six others are apprehended during search operation in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, official says on Tuesday.

Taliban seize district, 80 villages in northern Afghanistan: Taliban fighters intensified their attacks on the Kohistanat district in the northern province of Sar-i-Pol Tuesday, taking the control of the bulk of the district, provincial governor's spokesman Hamid Khaliqyar said. "At least 17 policemen, including the police chief of the district, are missing," he said.

Three-session selloff knocks 11% from Chinese shares: China’s shares fell for a third straight day Tuesday in a second wave of heavy selling this month, which has raised questions as to what further rescue measures Beijing might roll out.

Russia names US foundation first 'undesirable' foreign group: Russian prosecutors on Tuesday declared the US Congress-funded National Endowment for Democracy the first "undesirable" foreign group under a controversial new law to ban overseas organisations perceived as a threat.

Putin: ‘Europe should be more independent, defend own interests’: Putin criticized the US government’s self-perceived right to pressure other countries around the world, acting from a policy of “who is not with us, is against us.”

Wrecked Russian submarine 'sank in 1916': There had been speculation that the remains were much more recent - those of a suspected Russian vessel, spotted near Stockholm last year.

Yanis Varoufakis reveals covert plan to hack Greece finance ministry's software: Former Greece finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has revealed he covertly planned to hack his own ministry's software to set up an alternate banking system as a back-up plan if the country was forced to leave the eurozone.

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots': Autonomous weapons, which use artificial intelligence to select targets without human intervention, have been described as "the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms," wrote around 1,000 top technology chiefs in an open letter. "If any major military power pushes ahead with AI weapon development, a global arms race is virtually inevitable,"

Mass trials to handle illegal immigration: Solution or shameful?: The defendants, most of them young men in rumpled clothes, shuffle into the courtroom early in the afternoon, their movements restricted by shackles around ankles and wrists. They number about 70, and soon they fill row after row of seats before a magistrate judge in United States District Court here.

US Homeownership Drops To 48 Year Low As Median Asking Rent Soars To All Time High: Three months ago, just as the last Census Homeownership and residential vacancy report hit, Gallup released its latest survey which confirmed just how dead the American Dream has become for tens if not hundreds of millions of Americans

Detroit Demonstration Held To Halt Forced Removals Of African Americans: Over 60,000 households are still facing property tax foreclosures while hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies are being awarded to billionaires such as banker Dan Gilbert and stadium owner Mike Illitch.

Landlords Behaving Badly: San Francisco Too Valuable for Poor People*: According to the San Francisco Rent Board’s Annual Eviction report, there were 2120 notices of evictions filed for the year ending February 28, 2015 — a 67% increase over the past five years

Video Shows Police Officer Threatening Driver: “I’ll put a hole right through your head,” Detective Stephen Lebert is heard telling the driver, who recorded the heated encounter on his dashboard camera.

 

July 27, 2015

 

Turkey's War On Kurds Realigns Syrian Kurds With Their Government
By Moon Of Alabama
Erdogan's claim of attacking the Islamic State is only theater and that his real aim is a war on the Kurds who fight the Islamic State. - Continue

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President Assad Accuses West of Supporting Terrorists in Syria
Video - Full Speech
Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the West still deals with terrorism in a hypocritical way. - Continue

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Huckabee : Iran Deal Sends Israelis To 'Oven'
By Martin Pengelly
Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee has said the deal between six world powers and Iran regarding the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions will “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven”. - Continue

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Israel Clears the Bench in Iran Fight
By Robert Parry
Israel – in its desperation to kill the Iran nuclear deal – is exposing its often-denied influence over the U.S. political/media process. - Continue

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Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel
By Chris Hedges
Israel is not an anomaly. It is a window into the dystopian, militarized world that is being prepared for all of us, a world with vast disparities of income and draconian systems of internal security. - Continue

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Varoufakis Reveals Cloak and Dagger 'Plan B' for Greece, Awaits Treason Charges
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
A secret cell at the Greek finance ministry hacked into the government computers and drew up elaborate plans for a system of parallel payments that could be switched from euros to the drachma at the "flick of a button" . - Continue

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Spying On Our Friends Is Not a Good Idea
By Eric Margolis
Britain serves as a Trojan horse for America’s strategic interests in Europe. - Continue

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Global Thug State
By Matthew Harwood
Its high priest is the president of the United States, who after 9/11 has accumulated almost godly powers . - Continue

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Do We Need to Bring Back Internment Camps?
By Ron Paul
It is probably almost inevitable that the warhawks will turn their anger inward, toward Americans who are sick of the endless and costly wars. - Continue

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More than 200 terrorists killed in perimeter of Fallujah: The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in Diyala confirmed its participation in the liberation of Fallujah and that more than 200 terrorists were killed and destroying dozens

23 ISIS terrorists Killed, 17 Injured in Female Suicide Bomber Attack in Fallujah, Iraq: At least 23 ISIL militants were killed and 17 others wounded when a 30-year-old woman wearing a suicide jacket exploded herself in Fallujah city.

Turkish jets hit Kurdish targets in Iraq after soldiers killed -sources: Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Syrian Kurds capture town from ISIS in north: activists: The town of Sarrin near the Euphrates River was a launchpad for ISIS to wage raids on the Kurdish-held town of Kobani further north at the border with Turkey. U.S.-led airstrikes assisted the Kurds in the assault, said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Observatory.

Army, Kurds advance against IS in Syria's Hasakeh: Syrian government troops and Kurdish forces advanced Sunday against Islamic State group fighters in the northeastern city of Hasakeh, a monitor and state media said.

Turkey shells Kurdish-held Syria village: Kurdish fighters: The Kurdish People's Protection Units said Turkish tanks hit its positions and those of allied Arab rebels

Syrian Kurds say hit as Turkish army battles Islamic State: Kurdish fighters in northern Syria accused the Turkish army of shelling their positions on Monday, highlighting the precarious path Ankara is treading as it simultaneously battles Islamic State in Syria and Kurdish insurgents in Iraq.

Turkey asks NATO to an extraordinary council meeting against ISIS, PKK: Turkey called on NATO to hold an emergency meeting on Sunday for support in fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist organization.

12 people killed as coalition jets hit pro-govt Yemen forces in error: military: Saudi-led coalition warplanes on Monday hit positions of pro-government forces in south Yemen by mistake, killing 12 people on the first day of a humanitarian truce, Yemeni military sources said.

Houthis, Saudi-led forces battle for Yemen's biggest air base: Yemeni forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country's largest air base north of Aden on Sunday, local residents said, hours before a humanitarian truce declared by the coalition was meant to start.

Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels: Yemen's Houthi group carried on fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a ceasefire announcement by its Saudi-led foes, and media controlled by the Iran-allied movement acknowledged that its forces had shelled targets inside Saudi Arabia.

Palestinian teen 'executed' during arrest, family says: Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Latifa was "executed" during an arrest raid in the Qalandiya refugee camp on Monday, his family said, refuting claims that he fell from a rooftop while being chased by Israeli forces.

Israel is dragging the region to a religious war: Abbas' aide: "Attacking our holy shrines and sites will ignite more flames of fire of hatred and confrontations with Israel," Habash said, warning that the entire region is heading towards more religious radicalism.

IDF calling up hundreds of thousands for emergency-readiness war drills: Large-scale military drills have been launched in Israel with the aim of testing the IDF’s readiness to go into emergency mode. Hundreds of thousands of reserve soldiers are involved in testing the system.

World Jewry feels increasingly endangered, embarrassed by Israel, study finds: News Analysis: This is a key conclusion from a new report by the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), a think tank supported by Israel lobby groups that works with the Israeli government to bolster Jewish support for Israel and Zionism.

19 killed as 'girl aged 10' used in bombing in Nigeria's Damaturu: At least 19 people have been killed and 47 others injured when explosives carried by a girl, aged about 10, detonated in a crowded market in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, police have said.

Somalia's Shebab kill 6 in Mogadishu hotel car-bombing: Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least six people today when they detonated a huge car bomb at a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu housing diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses said.

Obama’s ‘tough love’ in African homecoming cuts both ways : News Analysis: America’s moral capital is not what it used to be. While criticism of African countries over human rights issues can be leveled, such criticism coming from a US president is liable to sound hypocritical and hollow – even if it is voiced by an “honorary son of Africa”.

UK spent 13 times more money bombing Libya than rebuilding it, documents reveal: The House of Commons has revealed that the UK spent just £25mn on stabilisation projects in Libya after the 2011 NATO intervention

Gunmen kill 21 at wedding party in northern Afghanistan: "There was a wedding party, which turned to a tragedy, after some armed men entered and opened fire on male guests," Baghlan police chief General Abdul Jabar Pordeli told Reuters by telephone.

Taliban seize Afghan police base, push closer to strategic pass: Taliban militants have captured a large police base in northeast Afghanistan, forcing the mass surrender of more than a hundred policemen and pushing closer to a strategic pass at the border with Pakistan, local officials and security sources said on Sunday.

Extrajudicial killing: US Kills 6 People in Afghanistan: Six suspected militants were killed on Sunday in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan. The drone reportedly fired missiles on a vehicle carrying suspected militants in Chaknawr near Nalpura.

Nine killed in battle at Indian Punjab police station: Indian police overcame a group of heavily armed men dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour gun battle that ended in a small-town police station near the border with Pakistan, and at least nine people were killed.

Four killed in clashes in SW Pakistan: police: Two policemen, a suspected militant and a woman bystander were killed in a clash in the restive southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta Monday, police said.

Fact or fiction: Ukrainian military acknowledges it may have shot down flight MH17: An anonymous source in one of Ukraine's security agencies said that the Malaysian Boeing was shot down as a result of an unauthorized Ukrainian Buk-M1 launch.

Key suspect says he won’t testify at inquiry into death of ex-spy Litvinenko: A British judge investigating the death of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating an inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at the last minute.

WikiLeaks: NSA Helped CIA Outmanoeuvre Europe on Torture: "Today's publication indicates that the NSA has been used to help the CIA kidnap and torture with

Fact or fiction:Greek PM Tsipras under pressure over covert Syriza drachma plan reports: Some members of Greece's leftist government wanted to raid central bank reserves and hack taxpayer accounts to prepare a return to the drachma, according to reports on Sunday that highlighted the chaos in the ruling Syriza party.

Sweden’s 3rd largest city hit by multiple blasts, police plead for help to tackle violence spike: Four grenade attacks this week have rocked Malmo, the third largest city in Sweden, prompting police to sound an alarm over the increasing violence. Multiple explosions, shootings and arson struck the city, which has a large migrant population.

UK: NHS Bosses Paid By Drug Companies To Use Their Products: Senior health officials who help decide which drugs are used by hospitals and GPs are being paid to work as consultants for pharmaceutical companies who want the National Health Service to “switch” to the medicines they produce.

Dashcam Video of Sandra Bland’s Violent Arrest was Indeed Edited: After public outrage over the possibility of the dashcam footage being edited, the Texas Department of Public Safety released a second video, which clearly confirms inconsistencies.

US: The State Murder of an Activist : Sandra Bland's killing exposes the impunity of U.S. police more starkly than ever
 

Newest American Weapons 'Would not Survive Actual Battle': Not only are the weapon systems unlikely to deliver well in today's conflicts, they also could become vulnerabilities exploited by America's adversaries during wartime," P.W. Singer and August Cole noted.

The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles: More than half the $100 million a year L.A. spends combatting homelessness — as much as $87.3 million — goes to the police, who use it to patrol homeless communities and put people in jail. In 2013, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested 15,000 homeless people, accounting for 14 percent of all arrests.

Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans, says he leads 'movement': Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging rival Jeb Bush and gaining support from Republicans in the last month despite a series of controversial statements.

July 26, 2015     

 

Turkey Lauches War On Islamic State's Worst Enemies - The Kurds
By Moon Of Alabama
Why would Erdogan now launch a war against the Kurds? What are his aims? These come to mind:. - Continue

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Israeli Military Admits to Supporting Syrian Jihadis
By WashingtonsBlog
“We’ve assisted them under two conditions,” Ya’alon said of the Israeli medical aid to the Syrian rebels. “That they don’t get too close to the border, and that they don’t touch the Druze.” - Continue

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Noam Chomsky: ‘What Exactly is the Threat of Iran?’
Video
US foreign policy critic Noam Chomsky says, there was no need for a nuclear deal with Tehran. - Continue

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Sheldon's Stooges
By Uri Avnery
For anyone just arrived from the planet Mars, here is a brief summary of Israel's dependence on the US. - Continue

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They Say Paraguay is in Africa: Mosaic of Horror
By Andre Vltchek
What is at stake is the very independence of Latin America and its revolutions. - Continue

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George Clooney Opposes War Profiteering While African
By David Swanson
George Clooney is being paid by the world’s top two war profiteers, Lockheed-Martin and Boeing, to oppose war profiteering by Africans disloyal to the U.S. government’s agenda. - Continue

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How This FBI Strategy Is Actually Creating US-based Terrorists
By Trevor Aaronson
There's an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI. How? Why? - Continue

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UN Remains Barred From Visiting US Prisons Amid Abuse Charges
By Thalif Deen
The State Department continues to fail to allow the Special Rapporteur on torture access to U.S. confinement facilities to review their use of solitary confinement. - Continue

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Picked Out a Coffin Yet? Take Ibuprofen and Die
By Mike Whitney
Why isn’t this headline news? People take tons of these chemicals everyday thinking they’ve been thoroughly tested and are totally safe. - Continue

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Saudi Arabia Kills More Than 120 Civilians In Yemen: More than 120 civilians were killed and over 150 wounded in Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes in the southern Yemeni province of Taiz on Friday evening. A large number of women, children and elderly people are among those killed, the officials told the AP.

Yemen clashes kill 20, as fighting rages: Fierce battles between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in Yemen's Marib province and the city of Taiz on Friday killed 20 people, according to officials.

Saudi-led coalition declares 5-day Yemen truce: The cease-fire will take effect from midnight Sunday, a statement Saturday said, with the coalition reserving the right to respond to "military activity or movement" by the rebels.

Civilian suffering in Yemen at 'unprecedented' level: Red Cross: In Aden and Taiz, "it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to reach affected areas, to evacuate the dead and the wounded and to provide life-saving assistance," Grand added.

US to sell Saudis 355 missiles amid war on Yemen: The US Defense Department has awarded major weapons maker Raytheon to provide the Persian Gulf Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with 355 air-to-ground missiles amid its persisting campaign of aerial strikes against civilian and economic targets in neighboring Yemen.

Suicide Car Bombers Kill 21 Iraqi Troops, Allied Militia North Of Fallujah: Germany’s dpa news agency reports that suspected IS suicide bombers rammed two military vehicles into army posts north of the IS-controlled city of Fallujah near Therthar Lake.

Bomb attacks at swimming pool in northern Iraq kill at least 12: At least 12 people were killed on Saturday when two suicide bombers attacked a crowded swimming pool in northern Iraq, a local official and police sources said. The attacks in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, about 175 km (110 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, left 45 others wounded.

At least 8 killed, 40 wounded in bomb attacks in Iraq: - At least eight people were killed and 40 others wounded on Saturday in bomb attacks in a town in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin, a local police source said.

ISIS Kidnaps 182 Children In Northern Iraq; Coalition Airstrikes Kill 23 ISIS Fighters In Baiji, Ramadi: The children, aged between 10 and 15, were abducted by ISIS to be trained with weapons, before being recruited to fight for the extremist group.

Turkey strikes ISIL inside Syria, reportedly killing 35 militants: Turkish warplanes for the first time bombed the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) inside Syria early on Friday, reportedly killing 35 militants, only hours after ISIL attacked an area of the Syrian border, killing one Turkish officer.

Turkish jets strike Kurds in Iraq: Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, authorities said Saturday, the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013, and again bombed ISIS positions in Syria.

Turkey says parts of Syria to become 'safe zones': "We have always defended safe zones and no-fly zones in Syria. People who have been displaced can be placed in those safe zones."

Turkey approves U.S.-led coalition's use of air bases against Islamic State: Turkey has approved the use of its air bases by U.S. and coalition aircraft in the fight against Islamic State, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, marking a major change in policy after a suicide bombing by the militants this week.

Turkish police water cannon, tear gas demonstrators in Ankara: Turkish police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse about 1,000 demonstrators who had gathered in the capital Ankara to protest against military strikes in Syria and northern Iraq, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said.

Syria's Assad grants amnesty for draft dodgers, defectors: The special decree is the second amnesty in just over a year, but it stipulates that defectors must hand themselves in within two months, and draft dodgers within one month.

Fatah official assassinated in Ain al-Hilweh: A Fatah official in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh was assassinated Saturday by unidentified gunmen, a security source told The Daily Star

Israeli attack on Iran would be 'huge mistake with consequences' – Kerry: "That'd be an enormous mistake, a huge mistake with grave consequences for Israel and for the region, and I don't think it's necessary," Kerry answered.

Iran hits out at John Kerry's 'empty threats' over nuclear deal: Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said remarks by the US that military force is still on the table should be consigned to the last century

Israel Gives Military Aid To Jordan: Israeli Cobras gifted to Jordan for 'border security': US source says about 16 decommissioned attack helicopters given to Jordan last year to fend off potential attacks from ISIS.

Jonathan Pollard: Convicted Isreali spy 'likely to be released': In a statement, the Justice Department signalled that the government was not planning to oppose the release, noting that Pollard is “presumptively eligible for mandatory parole.”

Boko Haram blamed for killing `at least 25` in NE Nigeria: "The terrorists stormed Maikadiri around 9:00 am (0800 GMT Friday) and opened fire on hapless citizens," resident Simon Templer said. "They laid siege in daylight because there are no soldiers or police nearby," said another survivor, Markus Ali, adding: "We counted 21 corpses."

Egypt’s army says it killed 12 ‘terrorists’ in North Sinai: Egypt’s army said it has killed 12 terrorists in the early hours of Friday in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid in their latest efforts in the fight against an Islamist militant insurgency that has spiked in the past two years.

Burundi President Nkurunziza wins disputed election: Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, head of the electoral commission, told reporters on Friday that Nkurunziza had garnered 69.41 percent of the votes cast in the polls that took place on Tuesday.

US interests in Africa: Four things you need to know: As US President Barack Obama heads to Kenya for a global business summit, Africans point out he has done less for the continent than George W. Bush. How involved is the US in Africa, and do its interests go beyond military bases and the “war on terror”?

13 Afghan soldiers martyred in the latest wave of violence: Afghan soldiers killedAt least 13 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers lost their lives in the latest wave of violence across the country in the past 48 hours.

7 Taliban insurgents killed during counter-terrorism operations: At least 7 Taliban militants were killed and 3 others were wounded following counter-terrorism operations conducted jointly by Afghan national security forces.

Heavy clashes continue between Afghan forces and Taliban in Wardoj: The local officials said dozens of militants launched a coordinated attack on Friday night for the third time and heavy clashes continue between the Afghan forces and Taliban militant.

Flare-up in tensions as Armenian troops kill Azerbaijani soldier: Azerbaijan on Saturday accused arch-foe Armenia's troops of killing its soldier in a new clash amid a Western-mediated push to cauterize the protracted conflict in the South Caucasus.

U.S. troops to train regular Ukrainian military troops: State Department: "This training is part of our long-running defense cooperation with Ukraine and is taking place at the invitation of the Ukraine government. This additional program brings our total security assistance committed to Ukraine since 2014 to over $244 million," State Department Mark Toner said.

Greece Invites IMF to New Talks Greece needs US$93 million over three years to stave off bankruptcy. : Greece has requested a new loan from the International Monetary Fund. On Friday the IMF confirmed Greece had officially requested a new loan, despite Athens previously claiming it had no intention to ask the organization for another loan.

Murray Dobbin: Harper Is Right: This Election Is about Security Versus Risk: Op-Ed: It's our nation's ruthless economic insecurity that Canadians must weigh.

US judge rules immigrants' detention breaches agreement: Federal judge rules justice department's system of detaining families after crossing border violates court settlement.

More Texas immigrants sue health services after US-born kids denied birth certificates: The suit argues that in denying kids their birth certificates, the Department of Health Services might have discriminated against the children’s 14th Amendment rights, under which all children born in the US are considered US citizens.

The Counted: Database Of People Killed By Police In The US: How many people have been killed in your state by police?

Video Shows Good Samaritan Voice Concern Over Woman’s Brutal Arrest, So He’s Tased & Arrested: A disturbing video was uploaded to Twitter yesterday that shows a heated arrest ending with a man being tasered.

Feds Regularly Monitored Black Lives Matter Since Ferguson: The Department of Homeland Security has been monitoring the Black Lives Matter movement since anti-police protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri last summer, according to hundreds of documents obtained by The Intercept through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Mass imprisonment policy in US begets more crime - study: The American practice of imprisoning people for even the most trivial offences, not only ruins lives, but tends to act as a college for crime.

House Passes DARK Act, Banning States From Requiring GMO Labels on Food: The bill preempts state and local authority to label and regulate genetically engineered (GE) foods.

Sanders Surges, Clinton Sags in U.S. Favorability: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' favorable rating among Americans has doubled since Gallup's initial reading in March, rising to 24% from 12% as he has become better known. Hillary Clinton's rating has slipped to 43% from 48% in April. At the same time, Clinton's unfavorable rating increased to 46%

Donald Trump bans Des Moines Register from Iowa campaign event: “We’re not issuing credentials to anyone from The Des Moines Register based on the editorial that they wrote earlier in the week,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the newspaper.

July 24, 2015

 

The Eurasian Big Bang
By Pepe Escobar
How China and Russia Are Running Rings Around Washington. - Continue

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Ukrainian News Service Says Standard of Living Is Plummeting
By Eric Zuesse
The choice between guns and butter becomes easier when there is no butter. - Continue

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The Iran Deal Reality
By Margaret Kimberley
All of the treaties in the world mean little when there is only one superpower. - Continue

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Is the 'Military Option' on Iran Off the Table?
By Ray McGovern
Israeli media have been pressing hard to restore the military option to its accustomed place "on the table.". - Continue

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Netanyahu: Unserious Leader of a Fearful Nation
By Jeffrey Rudolph
Netanyahu is a master at exploiting fear in a particularly fearful society, the following points demonstrate that thinking people can ignore his claims dealing with Iran.

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Israel’s Endless Misery for Gaza is No Policy at All
By Jonathan Cook
Israel believes it can tame Hamas’ political leadership, making them as cautious and subdued as Mahmoud Abbas’ - Continue

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The U.S. Aids and Abets War Crimes in the Philippines
By Marjorie Cohn
Between 2001 and 2010, the U.S. government furnished more than $507 million in military aid to the Philippine government, enabling it to commit war crimes. - Continue

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West Flirts With Fascism – Again
By Finian Cunningham
Washington has a long and bloody history of sponsoring fascist regimes. - Continue

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The Eroding Character of the American People
By Paul Craig Roberts
There is no freedom, no democracy, no accountability of government to the people. - Continue

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Greece – Rescue Without Debt
By Peter Koenig
The Greek Parliament approved today – troika “bail out” of € 86 billion. Not one euro of that money would flow into the Greek treasury, to revive its economy. - Continue

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Joseph Stiglitz on the Great Divide
Video
Inequality is not inevitable but a choice – the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities. - Continue

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Bush, Blair Legacy Continues As - ISIS bombs area west of Mosul, 32 residents killed and injured: The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The organization has bombed today Iski area west of Mosul by missiles.” adding that, the bombing resulted in killing 10 residents and wounding 22 others,” indicating that, “Iski area is under the control of the Peshmerga forces.”

Syrian forces kill 22 IS militants in northern province: Eight of the IS militants were killed in the northeastern province of Hasaka during battles against the Syrian government forces and the Kurdish fighters, who are fighting to protect Hasaka from the attacks of the IS terror group.

9.8 million people in Syria ‘food insecure’: Around 9.8 million people in Syria are estimated to be “food insecure,” with 6.8 million of these “severely food insecure,” it said. “Severely food insecure” means a level of need that requires external food aid.

20 killed as Yemen's Houthis 'pushed from last Aden stronghold': At least 20 rebel fighters were killed on Wednesday in the fight to control the city's Masheeq neighbourhood, an area where a palace belonging to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is located.

Turkish troops cross into Syria in clashes with IS: Islamic State militants flee Syrian township of al-Raei as Turkey sends in troops, tanks and jets across the border after the killing of its soldier

Turkey Allows US to Use Key Air Base to Strike Islamic State: Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military launch airstrikes against the Islamic State from a key air base near the Syrian border, senior U.S. officials said Thursday, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition while drawing Turkey deeper into the conflict.

John Kerry pushes back as Republicans attack Iran deal at Senate hearing: Republicans in the US Senate on Thursday used the first public hearing on the nuclear deal with Iran to assail Barack Obama’s administration, telling top members of the president’s cabinet they had been “fleeced” and “bamboozled” by negotiations between six world powers and Tehran.

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian man in house raid; Father, 52, shot two times in the chest while trying to help his son who Israeli forces were attempting to arrest.

Israel advances illegal, Jewish settlement housing units in occupied West Bank: An Israeli settlement watchdog group says Israel has advanced plans to build or retroactively approve 1,065 illegal, housing units in the occupied West Bank.

Arrests in Israel tied to JPMorgan hack: U.S. authorities arrested four people in Israel and Florida Tuesday, some of whom are believed to be tied to computer hacks of JPMorgan Chase and other financial institutions.Israel police arrested Shalon and Orenstein Tuesday and the Manhattan US Attorney's office said it will seek their extradition to stand trial in the U.S.

53 killed after bomb blasts in Nigeria and Cameroon, officials say: Bomb blasts blamed on Boko Haram killed 29 people in Nigeria and 24 in Cameroon, officials said Thursday after Nigeria's new president warned that the United States' refusal to sell his country strategic weapons is "aiding and abetting" the Islamic extremist group.

Egypt's military says roadside bombing in restive Sinai Peninsula kills 4 troops: The bomb went off when an armored military vehicle was combing an area around the border village of el-Mahdiya, close to the town of Rafah, which borders Gaza Strip, according to the Egyptian military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir.

Two killed in new push by Libya's eastern government forces in Benghazi: Two Libyan soldiers were killed and 10 wounded on Thursday when eastern government forces made a new push against Islamist fighters in the embattled center of Benghazi, medics said.

Up to 40 migrants feared drowned off Libyan coast: U.N.: A team from the Save the Children charity that interviewed some of the survivors said up to 7 children, aged about 15 or 16, were also believed to have died in the incident.

At least 20 killed in suicide bombing in a market in Afghanistan: A suicide bombing has killed at least 20 people, and wounded over 30 in a busy marketplace in Afghanistan's northern province of Faryab.

Ukraine, rebels urged to sign deal extending arms withdrawal: Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists agreed earlier this week that tanks and smaller weapons systems should also be withdrawn in addition to heavy artillery, as was previously agreed.

UN climate chief warns the world is 'playing with fire' : 'Science is telling us that time is running out'

US House Passes Bill Banning State GMO Labeling Laws : The House of Representatives passed a controversial bill Thursday that bans mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods and allows companies to deceive consumers about the nature of products, critics say.

Sandra Bland autopsy: No evidence of ‘violent homicide’: Neither Bland's hands nor her neck had injuries that were consistent with those found in cases of homicide, according to the newly released autopsy results.

Sandra Bland Becomes The Latest Victim Of The ‘Marijuana Smear’: The allegation that Bland used pot shortly before her death, moreover, fits a pattern in high-profile cases involving the questionable death of a black man or woman that has become so common that it is practically a clichť.

Private Prison Lobbyists Are Raising Cash for Hillary Clinton: As immigration and incarceration issues become central to the 2016 presidential campaign, lobbyists for two major prison companies are serving as top fundraisers for Hillary Clinton.

Disclosure Reveals Donald Trump Has Been Promoting Company He Has $250,000 Invested With: Among his many investments: At least $250,000 worth of stock in TransCanada Pipelines Ltd., the Canadian company hoping to build the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Trump tours Mexican border despite ‘great danger’: Trump was cheered at a second, unscheduled press conference, where he shut down a Telemundo reporter who had asked if he would apologize for his comments about illegal Mexican immigrants.

Facebook: You don't know it, but you work for the social media giant: What do you call a multimillion-dollar, for-profit company that’s run in large part by unpaid or underpaid grunt laborers? A century ago, you might’ve dubbed it robber-barony or sharecropping — if not, you know, outright slavery.

 

 

 

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

Video

Alan Hart Interviews Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’

US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict

By Finian Cunningham

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

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

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

America's War for Global Domination: by Michel Chossudovsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will Iran Be Next?: by Mark Gaffney

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

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

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

 

  "Rebuilding America's Defenses"
Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony


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