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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 : 3,485

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,598,819,462,614
 

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

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

Authority & Expectations
 

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

"I Am An American Indian Patriot"

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

A Pantomime World

By Adam Curtis

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

The Power of Nightmares

By Adam Curtis

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

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

Miko Peled Debunks Jewish Myths

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

"Political Fraud"

Indoctrination By Propaganda Works

Lifting the Veil:
Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy


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

Surviving Progress

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

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

A brief and crucial history of the United States

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

Scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom.

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


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

The Power Principle

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

Managing Public Perception - Psywar

The real battlefield is your mind.

The Century of the Self

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

Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism?

Norman Finkelstein: American Radical

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

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

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

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

Lives In The Balance : Jackson Browne

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

American Drug War - The Last White Hope

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

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

Documentary of radical resistance to global capitalism

 
The Israel Lobby

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

 
John Pilger: 'The War on Democracy'

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

 
Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

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

 
Poison DUst

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

 
John Pilger: Truth Game

The worldwide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race is scrutinised.

 
The Road To Guantanamo

Three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at Guantánamo for over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors that awaited them there

 

"I Witnessed The Degradation And Murder Of Detainees":

A prisoner of the "war on terror" disturbing allegations of mistreatment and murder.

 
Global Dimming

It reveals that we may have grossly underestimated the speed at which our climate is changing. At its heart is a deadly new phenomenon.

 
 An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's Documentary on the dangers of climate change and global warming

 

America Freedom to Fascism

Startling facts about our laws, raising critical issues that Americans must consider if they are to be a free people.


 

Despotism & Democracy : Video

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Panic in Kiev: Ukrainian Forces Surrender Donbass”

By Dmitry Orlov

Local authorities in Ukrainian-controlled districts near the front report that Ukrainian soldiers are deserting with their weapons and taking to looting the countryside in increasing numbers.
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"Out Of My Face Please" - Are US Soldiers In Mariupol?

By Tyler Durden

This video clip raises many questions about American involvement in the ongoing conflict.
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Russia Accuses Poles of 'Mockery of History' Over Auschwitz

By VANESSA GERA

Russia has accused Poland of engaging in a "mockery of history" after the Polish foreign minister credited Ukrainian soldiers, rather than the Soviet Red Army, with liberating Auschwitz 70 years ago.

Hillary Clinton Mocks Putin
Gladly Accepts $500K in Jewels from Head-Chopping Saudi Dictator

By Riley Waggaman

Does Putin need to behead someone to curry her favor? Maybe...
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US A Dangerous Ally: Former Australia PM

By Staff Reporter

The United States will eventually use Australia as a base to attack China.
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Tsipras Declares End to 'Vicious Cycle of Austerity' After Syriza Wins Greek Election

By Matthew Weaver

With more than three-quarters of the results in Syriza is projected to win 149 seats in the 300 seat parliament.
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Greece Shows What Can Happen When The Young Revolt Against Corrupt Elites

By Paul Mason

“These guys have avoided paying tax through the Metaxas dictatorship, the Nazi occupation, a civil war and a military junta.”
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Syrian troops kill 117 rebels in southern region: state media: The Syrian troops killed as many as 117 extremist rebels in separate operations in southern Syria, the state news agency SANA reported Saturday. The army forces killed 47 terrorists of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in the town of Mashara in the southern province of al-Qunaitera, according to SANA.

Feinstein: It Is Time For U.S. Special Forces On The Ground In Syria: I think we need to protect our allies: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan. And be more pronounced about it.

Bush Blair Legacy Continues As - 65 killed in clashes, bomb attacks in Iraq: A total of 56 people were killed in the clashes between security forces and the Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq and 9 others killed in bomb attacks targeting restaurants in the capital Baghdad on Sunday, security sources said.

1,000 US paratroopers from Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week: More than three years after the U.S. military presence in Iraq was thought over, about a quarter of the Panther Brigade will return with a new mission to help "train" Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.

Iran vows retaliatory response to fresh sanctions by U.S.: Iran's Majlis (parliament) has devised retaliatory plans in case that the United States imposes fresh sanctions on the country over its nuclear program, the Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said here on Saturday.

Report: Germany Halts Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia: Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of "instability in the region," German daily Bild reported on Sunday.

Israeli president declines invitation to meet Obama: Talks between two presidents' offices had intensified in recent days, but Rivlin eventually had to decline, citing scheduling conflict.

Israeli journalist covering prosecutor's death flees Argentina: Reporter who broke death of federal prosecutor flies home to Israel saying he fears for his safety from security agents.

Anti-Israel cartoon breached standards, Australian press organization finds: An Australian press organization has judged that a cartoon published in The Sydney Morning Herald violated press Standards of Practice by the way it linked symbols of the Jewish faith to criticism of Israel.

White House says drone strikes in Yemen continue despite Houthi "coup": Continuing “partnered” strikes with the Yemenis provides a signal that the US still considers itself to have reliable allies on the ground to spot for drone strikes and aid in other attacks on an al-Qaida affiliate observers fear will capitalize on the unfolding unrest in the country.

Yemeni president decides to withdraw resignation: A presidential advisor, requesting anonymity, told Xinhua that Hadi made his decision to withdraw the resignation based on the international efforts led by United Nations envoy Jamal Bin Omar, as well as representatives of the political parties in the country.

Rain of Molotovs: Bahraini protesters batter police armored vehicles with petrol bombs: Molotov cocktail armed protesters clashed with police in Sitra, just east of Bahrain's main island on Friday, as demonstrators demanded the release of imprisoned Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman.

We are very close to nuclear agreement: Rouhani: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani says the country is "very close" to clinching a deal with global powers on its nuclear program. 

At least 100 Boko Haram militants killed in attack on Nigerian city : At least 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists were killed on Sunday as the militants attempted to penetrate the north eastern city of Maiduguri, a local vigilante and a military official said.

Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence: In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.

15 killed in Egypt in clashes with police : 15 more people have been killed in clashes between protesters and police, making Sunday the deadliest day since former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president in June.

6 killed as gunmen kidnap Libyan deputy foreign minister: As sporadic factional fighting continued in several parts of the country, six people were killed when rockets hit residential houses in the city of Benghazi on Sunday, medics said. 

Rockets kill 30 in Mariupol as rebels launch offensive: Ukraine blamed pro-Russia rebels, but the separatists said Ukrainian forces were behind the attacks.

Military-clad English-speakers caught on camera in Mariupol shelling aftermath: Armed people in uniform speaking fluent English with no accent have been spotted in Mariupol in the aftermath of the rocket hit, fuelling allegations that foreign private military contractors are serving among Ukrainian troops.

US Trainers To Deploy To Ukraine: American soldiers will deploy to Ukraine this spring to begin training four companies of the Ukrainian National Guard, the head of US Army Europe Lt. Gen Ben Hodges said during his first visit to Kiev on Wednesday.

Poroshenko to IMF: Did I Say $17 Billion? We Actually Need $50 Billion: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told the IMF that his government cannot raise bilateral financing from the EU or the NATO allies, and now requires $50 billion, triple the $17 billion agreed with the IMF last April

US Army looking to store tanks, equipment in Eastern Europe: U.S. Army Europe will soon dispatch a survey team to eastern Europe to scout locations for tanks and other military hardware as part of a broader effort to bolster the U.S. military presence in a region, the Army’s top commander in Europe said Friday.

Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500 missile system by 2017: The Russian military is putting the finishing touches to its very own heavy military UAV. The drone is part of a wider modernization effort, with the cutting-edge flagship S500 missile system coming in 2017.

Greek PM concedes election defeat: Antonis Samaras hopes nation's EU membership will not be endangered as Syriza party heads towards big election victory.

Slaves No More: EU’s bailout program for Greece ‘dead’ – Syriza economist: The bailout program, which the outgoing Greek government signed with the EU, is dead and will be renegotiated, Yiannis Milios, chief economy policy maker at the leftist anti-austerity party Syriza said after it won the country’s parliamentary election.

35 alleged militants killed in army airstrikes in NW Pakistan: At least 35 militants were killed in Pakistan army's airstrikes in the northwestern restive tribal region of North Waziristan, the military said on Sunday.

Dozens of police commandos killed in Philippines: More than 30 Philippine police commandos have been killed in a clash with fighters from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) while hunting a top criminal suspect in the country's south, a local official has said.

Pakistan Restores Power After Blast Blacks Out 80% of Country: Power is completely restored in Pakistan after a terrorist attack triggered a power failure and caused a blackout across about 80 percent of the nation.

Obama, Modi Move Closer With Nuclear Liability Breakthrough: “We think we came to an understanding of the liability” issue, U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma said. The deal “now opens the door for U.S. and other companies to come forward and help India develop its nuclear, non-carbon-based energy production.”

Maduro Says Mexican Ex-President Has Ties with Drug Cartels: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused Felipe Calderon of plotting with opposition to kill him and to topple his government.

Harvard professors warn 'privacy is dead' : Predict mosquito-sized robots that steal samples of your DNA

Matt Taibbi: 'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize: Op-Ed: We end up talking about Chris Kyle and his dilemmas, and not about the Rumsfelds and Cheneys and other officials up the chain who put Kyle and his high-powered rifle on rooftops in Iraq and asked him to shoot women and children.

Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies multiply: Many former CIA officials tiptoe into Hollywood by writing books, getting them optioned and consulting on whatever project results.

US General’s A-10 treason comment sparks concerns over protected speech: “If anyone accuses me of saying this, I will deny it … anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason,” Post told an audience of officers at Nellis Air Force Base according to the military blog John Q. Public.

Watch - Clip shows Oklahoma cop chasing, gunning down suspect (GRAPHIC VIDEO) -

Grand Jury Clears Two Cops Who Beat African American Woman Over An Unpaid Traffic Ticket: Video - It was all caught on video by overhead cameras which recorded the officers grabbing Diggles by the hair, and slamming her face on the counter, then pinning her down on the floor.

More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.'s skid row: Evicted four months ago from their Highland Park apartment, Louis Morales and his 18-year-old stepson, Arthur Valenzuela, live half-hidden by brush along the nearby Arroyo Seco riverbed.

January 24, 2015

Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security

By Paul Craig Roberts

America is now a closed-mind country. Minds are closed by ideological agendas, by narrow private interests, and by the view that only conspiracy kooks dissent from official explanations.
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A Key Day In The Ukrainian Conflict?

By Alexander Mercouris

This may turn out to be a critical day in the evolution of the Ukrainian conflict.
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The Murderous Folly of the New Cold War

By Chris Floyd

America’s media and political elites are colluding to obscure the realities of the most volatile and dangerous situation in world politics today: Washington's insane drive to destroy the Russian economy and force "regime change" in the Kremlin.
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US ‘Democracy Promotion’ In Ukraine Is About Dominating ‘Greater Middle East’

By Nafeez Ahmed

The US has a long and sordid history of covertly interfering in Ukraine through ultra-nationalist, Nazi and neo-Nazi factions.
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With Aleppo Encircled, West Seeks Wildcard to Save its Terror Hordes

By Tony Cartalucci

The West conspired to intentionally build up and unleash terrorist mercenaries affiliated with Al Qaeda across the Arab World to fight a proxy war against Iran and its growing arc of influence.
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Greater Israel
Netanyahu Seeks to Turn US Congress Against Elected American President


By Anthony Bellchambers

Is this what PM Cameron, President Obama and and their combined electorates of 370 million really want – to renounce democratic government so as to be dictated to by the prime minister of a state of just eight million.
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Occupier’s Justice: Heads and Tails you Lose

By Jonathan Cook


Yesterday I had an idea for a short story to explain the unrelenting insanity of the occupation for ordinary Palestinians. Tell me what you think.
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The Tsunami Facing Cuba

By Eric Margolis


Obama administration has finally figured out how to put an end to Cuba’s Communist system.
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Law Has Been Murdered

By Paul Craig Roberts

What Brown, Kelly, and Mahoney are in fact proving is that the US is lawless in the sense that law serves only the government and its agenda.
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Escape from America

By Linh Dinh

In this permanent war, all-seeing, robo cop state, hundreds of thousands of citizens are already internal refugees shivering in tents, under bridges and on sidewalks.
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The 12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed On The World

By Valerie Tarico


(1) The term “Chosen People” typically refers to the Hebrew Bible and the ugly idea that God has given certain tribes a Promised Land (even though it is already occupied by other people).
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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

By Johann Hari

If we truly absorb this new story, we will have to change a lot more than the drug war. We will have to change ourselves.
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Security forces retake areas from IS militants in Iraq, 49 killed: Iraqi security forces on Saturday freed a town and seized new areas from the Islamic State (IS) militants in northern and eastern Iraq, leaving at least 49 IS militants killed, security sources and officials said.

Officials Say Bombings Kill 13 People in Iraq's Capital: A series of bombings, mainly targeting Shiite neighborhoods

U.S. Won’t Admit to Killing a Single Civilian in the ISIS War: Civilian deaths, a keystone metric of the last war in Iraq, has now become the statistic no one wants to talk about.

Pentagon dispatches first batch of US forces to train Syrian mercenaries": The US troops, mostly special operations forces from the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), will begin arriving in countries outside Syria in the next few days, Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said on Friday.

Islamic militants behead Japanese hostage, offer swap for remaining one - reports: A video has reportedly appeared on the internet showing one of the Japanese hostages held by jihadists. He claimed his companion was executed and said the Islamic State want him swapped for a suspected, female suicide bomber.

Iran moves away from US dollar in foreign trade: Iran is stopping mutual settlements in dollars with foreign countries and agreements on bilateral swap in new currencies will be signed in the near future, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has said.

Afghanistan: 21 militants killed in Kunduz: District chief Amanuddin Quraishi said on Saturday that in the two-joint day operations five security personnel were also killed. He said that dead bodies of several militants still remained at the scene. “Three local policemen (ALP) and two Afghan National Army troops embraced martyrdom during the fierce clashes,” he said, adding that five insurgents were also wounded.

Rebels say launched attack on Mariupol as 20 killed in east Ukraine city: At least 20 people were killed by shelling in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Saturday, regional police said, as a rebel leader said separatists were launching an offensive on the city, the news agency RIA reported.

Watch: PM Zakharchenko handed over the bodies of the UAF KIAs: POWs visited Donetsk streets to have a look on results of Ukrainian artillery strikes in Donetsk

Ukraine drops non-aligned status: Ukraine's president has signed a bill dropping his country's non-aligned status but also signalled that a referendum will be held before seeking NATO membership.

‘The bailout is over. Blackmail is over. Subservience is over’: Greece will make history, Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras tells final rally ahead of general election

Boko Haram attacks village, kills 15 people, ahead of president's visit: "The terrorists attacked Kambari village which is less than five kilometres to Maiduguri around 5:00 am. They killed 15 people and set the entire hamlet ablaze," said a security source who requested anonymity.

UN security member killed by unknown gunmen in Libya's capital: A security staff of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to Libya was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Libya's Tripoli on Saturday, said local security sources.

Libyan Militants Seize A Central Bank Branch With As Much As $100 Billion Inside: Fighters loyal to a renegade general in Libya just seized a Central Bank facility in the coastal city of Benghazi according to The New York Times.

Haftar forces seize Libya central bank branch in Benghazi: The UN yesterday condemned an attack on the office of the Libyan Central Bank in the city of Benghazi in the east of Libya. The attack appears to have been carried out by forces loyal to CIA-linked general Khalifa Haftar.

Pentagon agency wants drones to hunt in packs, like wolves: “Just as wolves hunt in coordinated packs with minimal communication, multiple CODE-enabled unmanned aircraft would collaborate to find, track, identify and engage targets, all under the command of a single human mission supervisor,” said Jean-Charles Ledé, the program’s manager, in a statement.

Snowden: iPhones Have Secret Spyware That Lets Govt's Monitor Unsuspecting Users: The NSA whistleblower's lawyer says the secret software can be remotely activated to watch the user.

How the CIA made Google: News Analysis - Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs': Former FBI agent Ali Soufan was one of the first to interrogate terror suspects at Guantanamo. He later left the prison and criticized torture methods used by the CIA. He accuses the government of turning interrogations of inmates over to outsourced amateurs.

Argentine Officials: Rogue Intelligence Agents Killed Nisman: Government officials said Friday that rogue agents from Argentina own intelligence services were behind the death of Alberto Nisman, a state prosecutor and lead investigator in the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people and injured hundreds in Buenos Aires.

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years: "Since records for Brazil's south-eastern region began 84 years ago, we have never seen such a delicate and worrying situation," said Ms Teixeira.

The oceans are warming so fast, they keep breaking scientists' charts: Wow, was this a bad year for those who deny the reality and the significance of human-induced climate change.

A slap in the face reveals a lot about Mexico: A governor slaps his aide, telling a great deal about race, class, and politics in the country.

Harper's Canada: What have we become?: Does it ever feel like you've just woken up and found yourself living in a country you don't recognize? How did Canada get to where it is today

January 23, 2015

Russian "Elite" Warns Of War With The U.S.

By Miriam Elder

The head of a leading Kremlin-owned bank warned on Friday that further banking sanctions would lead Russia and the U.S. to the “brink of war.”
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Against Terrorism -- But for What?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

If democracy is our goal, why did we not recognize the election of Hamas in the Palestinian territories, or of Hezbollah in Lebanon?
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“Civilization” of the Neocons

By Peter Koenig

The West under neoliberal leadership (sic) has become a horrifying merciless killing machine.
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Western Politicians and Media Rush To Issue Tributes To King That Led The World In Beheadings:

By WashingtonsBlog


The Saudis under King Abdullah have beheaded more people than ISIS, treated women drivers and atheists as terrorists, and flogged people who speak out.
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Compare and Contrast
Obama’s Reaction to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chávez


By Glenn Greenwald


Only in those circles of tribalism, jingoism and propaganda is such tripe taken at all seriously.
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Netanyahu ‘Spat In Our Face,’ White House Officials Said

By Times of Israel staff

We thought we’ve seen everything,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise even us.
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Argentina's President Says Prosecutor Killed In Plot

By AFP


Argentine President Cristina Kirchner says prosecutor murdered to implicate her government in a cover-up.
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False flags and how to start a 'colour revolution' in Argentina

By Mario

The day judge Nisman is invited by the opposition to appear in Congress, he is found dead in his apartment.
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The Davos Oligarchs are Right to Fear the World They’ve Made

By Seumas Milne

The billionaires and corporate oligarchs meeting in Davos this week are getting worried about inequality.
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Draghi's "No-growth" QE
Money for Stocks, Zilch for the Economy

By Mike Whitney


Most experts agree that QE will do almost nothing to stimulate growth or reduce soaring unemployment, they also agree that it will push bank stocks higher, intensify their gambling operations, and help them to conceal their lack of capital.
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Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years, After Facing More Than a Century

By Douglas Lucas

A feisty, confrontational journalist who exposed explosive details about the machinations of the national security apparatus and faced more than a century in prison has been sentenced to five years and three months.
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My Future in Prison

By Kathy Kelly

'I will be free in three months, but our collective future is most assuredly shackled to a wrongheaded criminal justice system.'
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Air strike on Damascus suburb 'kills dozens': activists say.: More than 30 people have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes near the capital Damascus, activists say.

Syrian priest raps Western silence after car-bomb kills 15 in Homs: A Syrian Catholic priest has blasted the silence of the Western media after 15 people were killed, and 50 others wounded, by a car-bomb explosion in the center of the city of Homs.

Hagel casts doubt on ISIS body count: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is downplaying claims that 6,000 fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been killed in U.S.-led airstrikes. Hagel said he had not seen "any verification" for that figure at a Pentagon briefing Thursday.

Two journalists among seven killed in Iraq violence: Baquba, Iraq: The Islamic State (IS) group killed seven people Friday, including two journalists, in the Muqdadiyah area north of Baghdad, their employers and officials said.

Iraqi PM: Falling oil price ‘disastrous’ in fight against ISIS: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made the remarks while attending a meeting of the US-led coalition against Islamic State in London on Thursday. Abadi said allies could help by allowing Iraq to defer payments for ammunition and weapons.

First U.S. troops head to Middle East to train Syrian opposition: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the first group of about 100 U.S. troops to head to the Middle East in the next few days to establish training sites for Syrian opposition fighters battling Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Five Lebanese soldiers killed in clashes with militants near Syria: Lebanese troops repelled an attack by militants on an army outpost near the Syrian border on Friday but five soldiers were killed, the army said.

Druze student beaten by Jews ‘for speaking Arabic’: Tommy Hasson, 21, says he was attacked by about te: Twenty-one-year-old Tommy Hasson said about ten men assaulted him with broken glass bottles and other sharp objects. He added that the ten attackers had initially assaulted him verbally and spat on him after he conversed with a friend in Arabic.

U.S. pulls more staff from Yemen embassy amid deepening crisis: The scaling down of its presence in Yemen is the first sign that the latest turmoil there will affect U.S operations in a country that President Barack Obama hailed just four months ago as a model for “successful” counter-terrorism partnerships.

Houthi fighters on alert as Yemen power vacuum emerges: The president's resignation on Thursday startled the Arabian Peninsula country of 25 million, where the Shia Muslim Houthis have emerged as the dominant faction after seizing Sanaa in September and dictating terms to Hadi, whom they had held as a virtual prisoner at his home residence after clashes with security guards this week.

New Saudi king promises to continue predecessors' policies: King Salman said: "We will continue adhering to the correct policies which Saudi Arabia has followed since its establishment." King Abdullah died Friday at the age of 90 after nearly two decades in power.

UK decision to lower flags after death of Saudi king stirs debate: The government's decision on Friday to lower British flags following the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has stirred controversy, with critics pointing to the kingdom's poor human rights record.

Egyptian student killed in clashes as anniversary of uprising nears: An Egyptian student was killed on Friday during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood protesters and residents in the coastal city of Alexandria, as demonstrations gathered pace two days before the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

Mubarak's sons released from Egyptian prison: Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, sons of ex-president, leave jail pending retrial in their corruption case, state media reports.

Leader of Libyan Islamists Ansar al-sharia, dies of wounds: Zahawi, who founded an Ansar al-Sharia brigade in Benghazi after helping with his fighters to oust Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, had been in hospital for treatment since he was seriously wounded in battle, members of his family told Reuters.

Admiral: U.S. could have ousted Gadhafi peacefully: Obama chose to arm al-Qaida-linked 'rebels'

Armenian soldiers killed in border clash: At least two Armenian soldiers were killed in clashes with troops from neighbouring Azerbaijan on Friday, but the former Soviet republics gave conflicting death tolls and disputed who was to blame.

Propaganda alert: Brzezinski: US Should Deploy Troops to Baltics: The United States and its allies should deploy troops to Baltic states to deter Russia from staging a possible incursion in those countries, former presidential national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, told lawmakers Wednesday.

Putin says Ukraine ordered new offensive against rebels: Russian leader accuses Kiev of violating latest truce as pro-Moscow fighters unveil their own large-scale assault plans.

Ukrainian Politician: Armed Coup against Poroshenko Is Coming: A former People's Deputy of Ukraine warns that Poroshenko's days are numbered

US Army in Europe Awarding Medals to Maimed Ukrainian Soldiers : General Ben Hodges, Chief of the US Army in Europe Says "Thank You for Your Service!"

Putin's New Gas Strategy Is Brilliant: Gazprom's pipeline to Turkey makes good commercial sense and should have happened years ago, according to a new report by some of the most knowledgeable people on Russia's gas industry

Head of US state media put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram: “We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram,” he said. “But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges.”

Afghanistan: Suicide attack leaves 2 killed, 16 injured in Lashkar Gah: Two persons have been killed and 16 others wounded in a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, provincial capital of southern Helmand province.

Lawyer: US 'will clear' Australia ex-Guantanamo man David Hicks: The United States has accepted that the former Guantanamo inmate, Australian citizen David Hicks, is innocent, his lawyer says.

All aboard the 'Lolita Express': Flight logs reveal the many trips Bill Clinton and Alan Dershowitz took on pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's private jet with anonymous women

Supreme Court Upholds Auto Stop With No Traffic Violation: Ignorance of the law is no excuse - that is, unless you're a police officer. For the first time, in December, the Supreme Court upheld a traffic stop even where there was no traffic violation. The court, in Heien v. North Carolina, continued its steady erosion of the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

US Supreme Court Considers Random Use Of Drug Dogs During Traffic Stops: US Supreme Court buildingShould police have the power to order a driver out of his car while a search is conducted with a drug dog -- even when there is no reason to believe the motorist has done anything wrong?

$7M verdict against cops upheld in Caravella's DNA exoneration: Two former Miramar police officers who framed a mentally challenged 15-year-old boy for the rape and murder of a woman must pay him $7 million for the nearly 26 years he spent in prison, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Rap Artist Faces Life In Prison For Album Lyrics: The San Diego-based rapper, whose real name is Brandon Duncan, faces 25 years to life in prison if he is convicted under a little-known California statute.

North Dakota pipeline leaks crude oil, 3mn gallons of fracking byproduct: Officials have called the leak the largest of its kind in state history.

January 22, 2015

An Old Hand Is At Work in Yemen's Boody Civil War

By Robert Fisk

Yemen is not Syria. But America’s skewed comprehension of the Middle East has now produced a remarkably similar scenario.
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Ex-CIA Agent Claims Baghdad Massacre Would Have Been 'Ideal'

By Jack Sommers

"The thing was ideal when IS was advancing on Baghdad because Sunnis were killing Shias. That's exactly what we need. - Our best hope right now is to get the Sunnis and Shias fighting each other and let them bleed each other white."
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The Strategy Behind Israel’s Attack on Iran and Hizballah

By Jonathan Cook

Israel has good reason to fear that the Lebanese militia Hizballah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard will seek dramatic revenge for the killing of 12 senior figures from the two organisations in an air strike in Syria on Sunday.
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Congress Seeks Netanyahu’s Direction

By Robert Parry

Conservative Pat Buchanan once got in trouble by calling Capitol Hill “Israeli occupied territory,” but even he might not imagine what’s happening now – with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu invited to address a joint session of Congress to decry President Obama’s foreign policy.
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As a Muslim, I'm Fed Up With the Hypocrisy of the Free Speech Fundamentalists

By Mehdi Hasan

The enlightened and liberal west v the backward, barbaric Muslims.
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Lessons that Hollande failed to learn from Bush’s blunders

By Ramzy Baroud

“If we can combat terrorism in Iraq, just as we did in Africa, we are ensuring our own security,” Francois Hollande said.
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State of the Union 2015: Lethal, Predatory, Delusional

By Glen Ford

Washington can muster no response, except war. Neither can it maintain living standards for the vast majority of its own people.
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How Propaganda Conquers Democracy

By Nicolas J S Davies

In recent decades, the U.S. propaganda system has grown more and more sophisticated in the art of “perception management,” now enlisting not only government PR specialists but careerist journalists and aspiring bloggers to push deceptions on the public.
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How To Buy a Politician

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Discussing the corruption of politics with Russell Brand on the Trews.
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Doomsday Clock Set at 3 Minutes to Midnight

By Megan Gannon

It's the first time the clock hands have moved in three years; since 2012, the clock had been fixed at 5 minutes to symbolic doom, midnight.
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Why Can’t The World’s Greatest Minds Solve The Mystery Of Consciousness?

By Oliver Burkeman

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots.
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Kurdish forces killed more than 200 militants : “The Peshmerga cleared an area of 480 square km of IS insurgents, and took control of the strategic higher areas to the west of Mosul Dam. The militants will not be able to return to the dam,” said Barzani. A large number of IS militants were killed and more than 200 bodies were left on the battlefield.

20 killed in Syria, Iraq attacks: Officials: A suicide attack in the Taji area, north of the Iraqi capital, killed at least seven people and wounded 17 on Thursday, security and medical officials said.

Flood of jihadi volunteers to Syria 'unstoppable', warns Turkish Prime Minister : Mr Davutoglu said that Turkey opposes either Isis or Syrian President Bashar al-Assad winning the war in Syria. He believes that if the international community is not going to send ground troops to Syria “the only alternative is to train and equip moderate opposition forces”.

Coalition needs 2 years to expel ISIS: UK: The US-led coalition could take up to two years to expel ISIS from Iraq, and Baghdad’s own forces will be incapable of proper combat operations for months, Britain’s foreign minister warned on Thursday.

Japan 'exploring all ways' to free Islamic State hostages: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government was trying to contact the hostage-takers but that it would not give in to terrorism.

Israeli Mossad Warns U.S. on Iran Sanctions: The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad has broken ranks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling U.S. officials and lawmakers that a new Iran sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress would tank the Iran nuclear negotiations.

Mossad chief denies opposing new sanctions on Iran: Mossad chief Tamir Pardo issued a rare press release on Thursday denying reports that he told U.S. senators he was opposed to further sanctions on Iran during its negotiations with world powers over its contentious nuclear program.

Death of Iranian general in Syria strike likely no accident: It can be assumed that the officials who ordered the strike weighed the possibility of killing the general against the risks of a Hezbollah terror plot targeting Israel.

Report: Israel knew about presence of Iranian general in Syria strike: Israel was aware that a convoy that was attacked in Syria contained an Iranian general, contradicting an earlier report that Israel did not know of his presence, an Arab newspaper alleged on Thursday.

Netanyahu to speak before Congress on alleged, Iran nuclear threat: “In this time of challenge, I am asking the Prime Minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life. Americans and Israelis have always stood together in shared cause and common ideals, and now we must rise to the moment again.” US House Speaker John Boehner

Netanyahu's congressional address moved even closer to election: U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will now address Congress on March 3, just two weeks before the upcoming Israeli election. Boehner confirmed on his Twitter account that Netanyahu wanted to coordinate his speech with the pro-Israel AIPAC conference in Washington

Netanyahu’s Iran speech in Congress is a recipe for an explosive U.S.-Israel clash: PM’s Congressional gambit unlikely to sway voters in Israel but could endanger Israel’s long term interests in America.

Yemen's president steps down, cabinet resigns: In quick succession, Yemen's president and cabinet resign following a Houthi takeover of the presidential palace this week
 

Saudi Arabia: Doctors find Raif Badawi unfit for flogging: The planned flogging of Raif Badawi is likely to be suspended this Friday after a medical committee assessed that he should not undergo a second round of lashes on health grounds. The committee, comprised of around eight doctors, carried out a series of tests and recommended that the flogging should not be carried out.

Robert Fisk: Saudi Arabia's history of hypocrisy we choose to ignore: Today, the Americans and Europeans – and of course, our own Prime Minister – like to draw a line between the “moderate”, friendly, pro-Western, oil-wealthy Saudi Arabians who are praised for denouncing the “cowardly terrorist attack” in Paris, and their Crescentader Wahabi friends who behead thieves and drug dealers after grossly unfair trials, torture their Shia Muslim minorities and lash their own recalcitrant journalists.

GCC exporters to lose $300bn due to falling oil price, IMF warns: Of the GCC countries, only Kuwait will manage to maintain a budget surplus this year, the IMF said. All other countries including oil-rich Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will sink into deficits.

41 people killed in Ukraine: At least 41 people were killed in Ukraine's east on Thursday, one of the deadliest days in the separatist war, with a bloody bus shelling in Donetsk The trolleybus shelling in the rebel bastion city was the day's bloodiest incident, with 13 civilians killed

'Covert team' caught after shelling kills at least 9 in eastern Ukraine: What local authorities call a "covert group" has been arrested in Donetsk. The group is suspected of the shelling during rush hour on Thursday morning, which took the lives of at least nine people and injured up to twenty.

Ukraine: Army retreats at Donetsk airport: Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from the main terminal of Donetsk airport, scene of bitter fighting in recent weeks, the government confirmed.

Kiev lies to its own troops, sends them to be slaughtered, Novorossiya clearly winning: Here's the situation in a nutshell: Kiev is sending poorly trained, fresh recruits into battle. They are shelling civilian areas (e.g., Gorlovka) but not providing cover, recon, or reinforcements to the men actually doing the fighting against the NAF

Battle Rages With Rebels at Border Post in Ukraine: Shelling from both Ukrainian military and rebel separatist positions continued Wednesday over a remote border checkpoint northwest of Luhansk that Ukraine said was seized Monday by Russian troops, a chief spokesman for the Ukrainian military said.

Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum: Moscow challenged Poroshenko to present facts to prove his allegations. However, he won support from NATO, which said the amount of heavy military equipment used by Russian troops in eastern Ukraine had increased, and the alliance repeated its call for the forces to withdraw.

'No military equipment' crossed at observed Russia-Ukraine border checkpoints - OSCE: The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, mission in Ukraine has not registered any movement of military vehicles on the border between Russia and Ukraine, the group’s newly released statement says. “Yesterday’s claims by Kiev of alleged Russian troops movement over the Russia-Ukraine border don’t stand any criticism. That’s absolute nonsense,” said Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense.

US "Trainers" To Deploy To Ukraine: Will Begin Shipment of US-funded Armored Vehicles: American soldiers will deploy to Ukraine this spring to begin training four companies of the Ukrainian National Guard, the head of US Army Europe Lt. Gen Ben Hodges said during his first visit to Kiev on Wednesday.

Ukraine begs IMF for more help as bankruptcy looms: The country’s currency, the hryvnia, lost half of its value against the dollar, putting most of the banking sector on the verge of bankruptcy, while official foreign reserves have fallen to only $7.5 billion–even though the central bank stopped intervening to support the currency in November.

Russian government presents Putin with $21 billion plan to tackle crisis: Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday the economy was starting to show signs of recovering from the worst of the financial crisis, citing stabilization on Russia's stock, currency and money markets.

US wants to dominate the world, says Russia's Lavrov: Lavrov condescendingly called US policy "a bit out of date" and out of touch with "modern realities," adding that attempts to isolate Russia would fail and one day Washington's hostile policy would be a thing of the past.

Congress alarmed by plans to use Russian system to route 911 calls: “In view of the threat posed to the world by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, it cannot be seriously considered that the US would rely on a system in that dictator’s control for its wireless 911 location capability,” the document obtained by the Washington Times said.

This map shows how one anti-Islam group is spreading across Europe: : Islamophobia is on the rise in Europe, and its face appears to be Pegida.

29 killed as DRC army, rebels clash: - Nearly 30 people have been killed over the past week in clashes between the Congolese army and one of the armed groups operating in the east of the country, a spokesman for local United Nations peacekeepers said in Bunia on Thursday.

Five killed in Mogadishu car bomb; Five people were killed on Thursday in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Armed men shoot dead Libyan head-of-security in Sirte: Armed men killed the head of security on Thursday in the Islamist-held coastal city of Sirte, hometown of slain dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, a security source said.

Benghazi branch of central bank seized by Islamic fighters; almost $100B inside: Libyan fighters are sitting on almost $100 billion in oil revenue and foreign currency after seizing control of the Benghazi branch of the country’s central bank.

UN Condemns Libya Central Bank Attack, Calls for Renewed Ceasefire: After Libya's General National Congress said it would not participate in the UN-hosted talks in Geneva following the latest attack in Benghazi, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) issued a condemnation and called for renewed efforts to enforce an end to the hostilities on Thursday.

Cooperation between British spies and Gaddafi’s Libya revealed in official papers: Links between MI5 and Gaddafi’s intelligence during Tony Blair’s government more extensive than previously thought, according to documents

Egypt orders release of Mubarak sons: An Egyptian court has ordered the release of the sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak pending their retrial in a corruption case, their lawyer told the Reuters news agency.

Suicide attack kills 3, wounds 18 in S. Afghanistan: - Three persons including the attacker were killed and 18 others sustained injuries as a suicide bomber targeted a police convoy in Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah, 555 km south of Kabul, on Thursday, spokesman for provincial government Omar Zawak said.

Asylum Seekers Attempt Suicide in Australian Detention Center: Australia's asylum seeker policy has been derided both at home and abroad as ineffective and draconian. The asylum seeker processing center on Manus Island has been engulfed in mass protests by detainees for over a week.

ECB unveils massive QE boost for eurozone: The European Central Bank (ECB) says it will inject at least €1.1 trillion into the ailing eurozone economy. The ECB will buy bonds worth €60bn per month until the end of September 2016 and possibly longer, in what is known as quantitative easing (QE).

Venezuela to Increase Social Spending despite Economic Slowdown:" President Nicolas Maduro emphasized the gains made in the country through social spending and announced changes to the currency exchange system.

5 Ways the US is Interfering in Venezuela: There is hard evidence that the United States government has been trying to destabilize Venezuela since the election of socialist President Hugo Chavez in 1998 to the current government of President Nicolas Maduro. Let’s count down the top 5 ways.

Mexican Authorities Admit Organized Crime Ruled Guerrero: The criminal groups had penetrated 13 of the local authorities and, in some, their control meant they were able to appoint themselves as police chief or effectively lead police operations, said Tomas Zeron, head of the Agency of Criminal Investigation.

FBI Agent: No Direct Evidence Ex-CIA Man Leaked to Reporter: Former CIA man Jeffrey Sterling, 47, of O'Fallon, Missouri, is charged with leaking information about a purportedly botched operation to thwart Iran's nuclear program to New York Times reporter James Risen, who wrote about the mission in the 2006 book "State of War." Risen has refused to disclose his sources.

Footage Released of US Police Shooting Innocent Man 9 Times: A New Jersey officer can be seen threatening to kill a black man shortly before firing his weapon, newly released footage shows. Police in New Jersey released footage Tuesday showing the police shooting of a black man with his hands up.

What Happens When a Civilian Kills a Cop in Self Defense?: The Maye case is one of the most egregious examples of an innocent victim of the War on Drugs going to prison for acting in what he believed was self-defense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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