11-minute video: Ken O’Keefe discusses Syrian war, US petrodollar crash, Israel’s terrorism in broader wars for Empire

Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change’s insightful 11-minute video with former US Marine Ken O’Keefe:

Among hundreds in alternative media, I document illegal US/UK/Israel lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression that continue hundreds of years of psychopathic would-be empires, now focused on Syria with documented use of nuclear weapons (and here) by imperial forces (1-minute video):

We’ve documented and proven that US “officials” outrageously lie to demonize Russia (and here) acting at the request of Syria’s government for military operations within their own borders against rogue terrorists. These terrorists apparently are agents of the US/UK/Israel illegal Wars of Aggression for empire (also here, here, here).

Immediate escalation of war on Syria might be our .01%’s desperate last move to avoid final defeat and arrests. Global polling proves this end is near: the US is recognized as Earth’s greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country.

The data confirm this recognition:

The categories of crime include:

  1. Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit).
  2. Likely treason for lying to US military, ordering unlawful attack and invasions of foreign lands, and causing thousands of US military deaths.
  3. Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).

Such crimes OBVIOUSLY call for legal arrests of “leaders” in government and corporate media (for “covering” those crimes with easily verified outrageous lies).

These crimes annually cost millions killed, billions harmed, and trillions looted, with recent history continuing literal centuries of US lie-began Wars of Aggression that involved your families in two horrific global wars for colonial empire.

An arrest lawfully stops a crime in commission. We do this to stop public harm now, and avoid further harm from more criminal acts.

If critical mass of humanity do not demand arrests, millions more will be war-murdered; despite ongoing ridiculous Emperor’s New Clothes lies and crimes.

Can any human being call oneself an “educated adult” with failure to recognize and act upon arguably the one most important law: that trillions-funded massive military never ever ever ever attack unless under clearly defined “self-defense”?

Can any human being call oneself “loving” to not energize thoughts, words, and actions for logically a first and OBVIOUS response: demanding lawful arrests of those organized war-murderers?

Can any human being call oneself a “responsible citizen” to not call corporate media as liars and complicit War Criminals in failure to call these lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression?

In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states how you may choose to voice “very obvious solutions”: arrest the criminal leaders (video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk):


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu

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  • exomike

    Man, please drop the Neutron Bombing of Syria. It’s not as bad as the mini nukes on 911 but close.

    • Carl_Herman

      And why would US-backed use of nuclear weapons, a War Crime, somehow be a topic to not disclose?

      Really, exomike, out of all the possible responses to an article laying out a history of unlawful and lie-started wars that have killed ~30 million by the US alone since WW2, with current analysis of more of the same on Syria with potential collapse of the US dollar, why choose to say that somehow we should not discuss US involvement of nuking civilians in related wars for empire??

      • exomike

        Mr. Herman,
        I would have rather said what I did say to you in a private email. I get very frustrated when I see a very good writer like you drop a bomb on his own credibility.

        This is much like what happened to an excellent early 911 Truth site when TPTB recognized it’s potential and opened up a professional disinformation campaign. Suddenly the pretty much open page started filling up with improbable “conspiracy theories”, “Mini Nukes for 911”, included. It was immediately apparent to anyone with an intelligence or Psyops background what was happening, especially if they also had a solid science background.

        Number one, even if they existed mini nukes would have not been necessary and if used wouldn’t have been even a little concealable. Also, to TPTB it wouldn’t be worth the risk of the massive backlash that would have been caused. Not only would such an action have pushed the envelope of the Media/Propaganda system to cover up to prevent massive popular backlash, but were it real it would have triggered certain levels of required Military responses to a WMD attack via Nukes that would have been a big big deal.

        Another, example would be the alleged use of poison gas by Assad in Syria. It was absurd on the face of it. My first WTF line was, “Assad is not stupid”. and go from there.

        As you can see from the truncated paragraph above, I’m to tired and depressed to go on right now.

        My start on this Yemen (not Syria) would be, we may be the Evil Empire but we are not stupid. And furthermore it would be a lose, lose, lose situation for the perps.

        Anyway, I’ll probably edit later when I feel better. However, free free to call me at 334-984-0799 of email exomikey@gmail.com.


        PS. I may even get around to the logical fallacies in your response…, 😉

        • Carl_Herman

          You’re welcome to say what you wish about the evidence of tactical nuclear weapons use, exomike. I’ve provided links for the arguments they were such weapons, and have no interest to discuss this particular piece of evidence that isn’t necessary to prove ongoing unlawful Wars of Aggression.

          With all respect, it’s a waste of my time to do more than prove the case of unlawful wars requiring arrests.

          • Brockland A.T.

            Except, you haven’t proven anything, save that you know nothing about nukes and have again regurgitated the competent research of others liberally salted with your ignorance.

          • Carl_Herman

            Brockland: are these armed attacks legal or illegal, no matter what type of weapon is used?

            Let’s prove that, the big point, and at the cost of tens of millions of civilians killed in such wars for empire since WW2.

            Legal or illegal, Brockland???

            Documentation from the very first sentence of the article you’re commenting upon: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/05/seizing-an-alternative-obviously-unlawful-usuk-wars-of-the-present-2-of-7.html

          • Brockland A.T.

            We already KNOW Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen is illegal and it doesn’t matter if they’re shooting up civvies with .22 LR or bombs, such acts are still war crimes.

            You’re changing the subject. Either truth matters or it does not. Journalistic integrity is about getting the facts right and owning up when they are not.

            Its like you don’t recognize false accusations of nuclear weapons use, are not a score against the empire, but your own credibility and the perceptions of veracity of any other associated material you present.

            If some high school kid made such a blatant error in a social studies essay, and you caught it, would you tolerate such denials as you are making? Especially if the kid was otherwise an example for the other students?

            No way, you’d grade accordingly.

    • Brockland A.T.

      Yemen, not Syria, actually. But otherwise agreed.

      Mr. Herman, you’re not a science teacher, are you?


      The M-28/29 “Davy Crockett” is the world’s smallest known nuke. It packs the equivalent of 18 tons of TNT in a 50 pound package. This link provides video of a Crockett burst. Note that the observers were over a mile away, and wore eye protection (and probably suffered long-term health effects anyway).


      “The M-388 would produce an almost instantly lethal radiation dosage (in excess of 10,000 rem, 100 Sv) within 500 feet (150 m), and a probably fatal dose (around 600 rem, 6 Sv) within a quarter mile (400 m).”


      The Yemeni camaraman – if this was in Yemen – was not blinded or irradiated. The camera was not fried. The town was not otherwise damaged by the non-apparent blast wave. There are no reports of any radiation-related illness. No government or independent monitoring body has verified this reported detonation. Even a large dirty bomb would be unlikely to go unnoticed and unremarked.



      This was not a nuclear weapons burst.

      The Yemen nuke hoax appears to be, at best, a fuel air explosive (FAE) weapon as suggested by the lingering fireball and close surface detonation. Or just something fiery to shock and awe the natives.

      The Vietnam war era non-nuclear conventional bombs were certainly spectacular.


      Russia’s campaign against IS is apparently also quite kinetic. Jump to 10:30 for a familiar looking fiery explosion. No-one is accusing Russia of using nukes.


      Its perfectly understandable that a few Yemeni natives misidentified an explosion, but what’s your excuse? I mean, Veterans Today? Cited on Washingtons Blog?

      • Carl_Herman

        First: I state the current Wars of Aggression in Syria, with the video showing Yemen.

        Second: you cite US nuclear technology from literally the 1950s as evidence that this wasn’t a nuclear weapon. How do you see this comparison as credible?

        Third: you resort to ad hominem on Veterans Today without discussing their military, scientific, and technical documentation. As I previously commented, I’ll provide their argument for you to directly address, rather than slur them without the professionalism such attach requires to accurately summarize, then refute their documentation.

        And again, I note your interesting choice to comment on questioning the type of huge weapons used in unlawful Wars of Aggression rather than any support for ending these illegal and expanding wars. Please explain how that focus is what you see as most important in this article.

        • Brockland A.T.

          Veterans Today is a faux indie alternate news site operating on the pattern of the MSM, and no-one reads it seriously any more than anyone reads MSM seriously unless they like the kool-aid or studying propaganda. The editor/owner, Gordon Duff, even admits 40% of his stuff is deliberately inaccurate, ostensibly to keep him or the site ‘alive’, implying Deep State threat of removal, but more likely meaning, VT couldn’t survive as a real journalism.



          Perpetuating the ridiculous idea Saudi Arabia has and is using nukes on a supposedly credible news blog can only have one effect; to demoralize the Yemenis resisting Saudi aggression, thinking they are facing nukes and a stark level of global moral abandonment. Effectively, you are doing the Saudi’s propaganda work.

          No one has ever made the credible claim that someone used a nuke in Syria, not even the United States has ever faced such a ridiculous accusation, and they actually do have nukes. Now suddenly Saud is a nuclear power? What the what!??

          A nuclear device is a nuclear device; the blast effect is not going to change over time as the weapon is refined to say, a neutron effect. A retina-searing flash on detonation, an EMP pulse, and lethal radiation are all characteristic of nuclear weapons, and from a military standpoint, desirable effects extending beyond the destruction at ground zero.

          The tiny 1950s Crockett nuke illustrates that no matter the size of the bomb, the same precautions against larger nuclear weapons apply. Video from the the 1960’s Vietnam war illustrates the nuke-like appearance a large bomb blast may produce, because that’s the physics of the explosion and not confined to the explosive material itself.


          The newer video of Russia bombing in Syria again depicts the appearance of today’s powerful conventional bombs.

          Nukes are feared for their lingering radiation, and compact, single-use convenience. The Japanese of WWII were so accustomed to being firebombed, the initial reaction to Hiroshima and Nagisaki was meh, more of the same, until they realized it only took one bomb and one one sortie. However, for the terror effect to be realized, the terror bombing has to obviously deliberately target civilians as the target, not (desirable) collateral damage.

          The Saudi’s are terror bombing Yemenis, but with conventional strikes that can sometimes be excused as tactical strikes against military-ish targets, like the Israelis against Palestinians, not strategic strikes deliberately terror-bombing civilians en masse, as is the case with conventional or nuclear firebombing in total war.



          Trying to cover up your ignorance with self-righteous anything-goes-against-imperialism nonsense isn’t helping the antiwar cause, nor does trying to spin the tu quoque fallacy in defense of ignorance forward the cause of reason.

          Your chosen tactics in support of global peace is extremely counter productive.

          Rather than deny the effects of bombing, I placed the hoax in its
          correct context – occurring in Yemen, not Syria, and as a hoax, using known science
          to debunk the hoax as a hoax and prevent pointless and non-productive
          hysteria. It also brings to attention the oft-neglected Saudi war against Yemen made in the Israeli style of war. In fact, there are stories of Arabs feeling before a large Israeli bombs, because they looked like ‘atom bombs’.

          A nuke is not any kind of conventional weapon and its far more dangerous to ‘normalize’ their use from any vector, including ‘secret wars’ because if they ever are used for real, the consequences would be globally fatal.

          Again, no blinding flash, no EMP, no lethal radiation. Video of the bomb gets out – but not aftermath video of Yemenis suffering from the effects of a nuclear strike. None of the reasonably responsible and trustworthy nuclear anti-proliferation organizations notice. This all suggests, no nuke detonation occurred.

          • Carl_Herman

            I’ve provided links with arguments that this is a tactical nuclear weapon. You are welcome to say what you wish. However, you argue for unlawful Wars of Aggression by stating:

            “The Saudi’s are terror bombing Yemenis, but with conventional strikes that can sometimes be excused as tactical strikes against military-ish targets, like the Israelis against Palestinians”

            Say whatever you wish, attack whomever you wish but know this, Brockland: you will earn what you care to support.

          • Brockland A.T.

            …. Mr. Herman, you DO realize, the Israeli way of war is morally wrong and inherently psychopathic, as in evil, and implying a Saudi adoption of the Israeli way of war, hardly a compliment save to those morally insane or morally ambiguous who support the Israeli Anglo-Zionist wars and ways of war?

            I mean, you do realize the Israeli way of war is at least kind of anti-social? Being compared to them is kind of a bad thing? Even if the hard physics of atomic weaponry elude you?

          • Carl_Herman

            Brockland: are the Saudi/Israel armed attacks legal or not? You can go elsewhere if you wish to discuss nuclear weapon physics.

            Documentation from the first sentence of this article, and copied here: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/05/seizing-an-alternative-obviously-unlawful-usuk-wars-of-the-present-2-of-7.html

          • Brockland A.T.

            But we already KNOW they are illegal.

            The problem with misidentifying nuclear weapons use is that it mocks and denies the seriousness of the real crimes and the credibility of the presenter as an agent of faux news.

            Its propaganda 101.

  • Heads up folks’, Mar 7, 2016 Russia Is Maneuvering To Control The Global Oil Supply To Bypass The US Dollar

    Are Greek banks going to charge people to return the 500 euro note. Retail sales party in Australia is over, the trend is now down. Consumer credit the weakest since 2013. Baltic Dry Index is now at 354. Peter Schiff reports, US in recession, QE 4 coming, real estate bubble ready to pop. BIS warns that negative interest rates are going impact the global economies in a negative way. Russia strategically positioning itself to control the global oil supply which will bypass the dollar.


    • Brockland A.T.

      Oil is not now and likely will not ever be globally preferentially priced in Russian Roubles.

      The Russian gambit is to simply price oil in local currencies, limiting (but far from ending) Petrodollar dominance in favour of a multipolar world.

  • Brockland A.T.

    I’ve about had enough of the Yemen nuke hoax. And that was so nine months ago.


    • Carl_Herman

      Thanks for the motivation, Brockland. I’ll provide documentation after work today.

      So, if we understand you correctly from what a rational person would conclude from your comment:

      1. You provide non-technical denial as a link.
      2. You seem ok with unlawful War of Aggression with really big bombs.
      3. War Crimes “so nine months ago” are ok with you.
      4. With all the documentation of current War Crimes, you choose a comment to distract from that important ongoing emergency to somehow discredit the big-picture information.

      Thanks again, Bro; I appreciate the opportunity to contrast what you choose to publicly state versus those of us working to end these Wars of Aggression. If I misunderstand you, please let us know.

      • Don Robertson

        If that wasn’t a neutron bomb, then whatever it was surely came through the gates of hell on its way into Yemen.

        The scenes of a destroyed Libya and a destroyed Syria should be enough to shame any American. These images are the most potent weapon against any pro-war presidential candidate running for the office right now.

        This is not geopolitics at its best. It is pure sadism.

        • Brockland A.T.

          The thermobaric weapon, which the Yemen blast resembles, (but may also be a fuel or ammo dump explosion) was developed experimentally by the Nazis in WWII.


          Its also geopolitics as normal, unfortunately. Some vital geographies staked out by the superpowers get all the attention, but as bad and far worse crimes continue to be perpetuated elsewhere in the world, fashionably rising and falling from prominence.

          The Congo, for example, has been hell on earth for over a century and still ongoing and what goes on there makes thermobrics look merciful at times.



          While we can’t halt every atrocity, we can come to grips with the bad guys among us.

          Proportional democracy, an idea whose time has come.


          Let the real Moral Majority have a say as human beings to be heeded, not sheeple to be herded.


          • Carl_Herman

            Thank you for your comments, Brockland.

            Election reform is not possible until we embrace that we don’t have elections in the present with electronic voting machines without paper trails, although I appreciate your information of mathematical models in good-faith intent to represent the public.

          • Brockland A.T.

            The whole point of election reform IS to address the faux democracy of the present and get people interested in change and realize that change for the better is achievable.

      • Brockland A.T.

        1. You’ve never demonstrated having ‘technical’ understanding of what a nuke looks like and can do, while Foxtrot Alpha specializes in war news fanboy-ism and actually understands the the technical details of a broad spectrum of modern ordinance.

        2. Anyone such as yourself who has consistently followed my posts, understands my realist antiwar and pro-liberty position, attendant anti-propagandist stance in support of real information and real news, and advocacy of reasoned arguments and realistic, pragmatic and achievable action over empty hysteria games and hollow moral panics.

        I’ve even posted useful links in the past, like useful tools of reason so readers can better critically think for themselves and not simply trust in the most forceful or persistent poster.


        3. The Veteran’s Today video is heavily edited in favour of drama rather than clarity.

        The original hoax video was of a blast appearing on a large hill outside a large town or city. It wasn’t in and of itself a hoax; the video merely claimed a blast resembling a tactical nuke occurred. Of course, thermobaric non-nuclear weapons have been described as ‘the poor man’s nuclear weapon.’ (Jane’s Missiles and Rockets, 1998).

        Its possible no war crime occurred in that particular instance. The video opens with a large fire, possibly from a previous strike, clearly burning within the city. While that fire, if from a bomb, might bear investigation as a war crime, the blast on what appears to be an unpopulated hill may not be, except in the context of the war crime of Saudi Arabia’s war of choice invasion of Yemen. However, invasion is kind of an obvious no-no needling little explanation.

        However, you’re just moving goalposts; the fact still appears to remain, no nuke was used, plus, you are eagerly perpetuating a pro-Saudi terror message against the Houthi resistance, that Saudi Arabia has and is using nukes when they don’t and can’t.

        4. I don’t mind being accused of calling ridiculous, your calls for arrests you wouldn’t have the guts to make yourself, or pointing out that its counter productive to salt sometimes useful information with demonstrably faux news no amount of links can un-faux because no blinding flash, no EMP, and no lethal radiation strongly suggests, no nuke.

        By all means, continue attacking reason. I just hope no patriots end up arrested like Bundy or dead like Finicum listening to your ignorance, because they got all fired up by some ‘net nut firebrand who’s all talk.

        Finicum demonstrated a lot of potential; upon hearing he was on Indian land, he immediately put out a video demonstrating the neglect of Native artifacts by the government. He violated the COINTEL MLK protocol – no dissident leader may be a uniter, a bridge between races, and likely died for it. See through the spin.


        The odds of success were slim, but reservation Chiefs are notoriously corrupt and any official Paiute tribal support for the U.S. government against the ranchers, taken from that context. However, a real connection between real dissident aboriginals and real dissident cowboys forming would have been a massive PR disaster for the Deep State, and one interpretation of the facts may be, this threat potential was realized and acted upon.


        See through the spin. Know the truth as best you can. The readers will judge me as they like. They will also judge yourself, BTW.


        • Carl_Herman

          Thank you for your information, Brockland.

          These are FUNDAMENTAL War Crimes because they are armed attacks on other nations. This is illegal. Do you agree?

          Documentation: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/05/seizing-an-alternative-obviously-unlawful-usuk-wars-of-the-present-2-of-7.html

          • Brockland A.T.

            We already know aggressive wars of choice are war crimes. There was never any fundamental misunderstanding on my part or anyone else who understands high school physics, regarding what a war crime is and who the perps are.


            However, most conscientious readers must surely be a little discombobulated over your persistent squirming to avoid admitting, that weren’t no nuke.

            The denial of culpability is just so churlish and bratty, except, the stakes and subject matter are anything but childish.