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Brennan and Clapper: Elder Statesmen or Serial Fabricators?

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at Smirking Chimp (republished with permission of the author). On Sunday, Former CIA Director John Brennan and Former National Intelligence Director (NID) James Clapper appeared on CNN’s morning talk show, State of the Union, to … Continue reading

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How America’s Deep State Operates to Control the Message

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at the Stategic Culture. Republished with permission of the author. It is not possible to overstate the power of certain constituencies and corporate lobbies in … Continue reading

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Another False Flag Terror ADMISSION: Snipers In the Ukraine “Protests”

Snipers Fired At BOTH Police and Protesters In Ukraine Remember the protests in Ukraine which led to the old leader being replaced? If you’ll recall,  the ruthless slaughter of people by snipers was the event which turned world opinion against the Ukrainian … Continue reading

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How to Instantly Prove (Or Disprove) Russian Hacking of U.S. Election

It’s newsworthy that CIA head Mike Pompeo recently met with Bill Binney – who designed the NSA’s electronic surveillance system – about potential proof that the DNC emails were leaked rather than hacked. It’s also noteworthy that the usual suspects … Continue reading

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Mocking Trump Doesn’t Prove Russia’s Guilt

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: Honor the Soldier … Scorn the Chickenhawk

Honor the Veterans We honor the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. Some of the most generous, dedicated, brave people we have ever met are veterans. But the government scorns them … Veterans returning from … Continue reading

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Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A new United Nations-sponsored report on the April 4 sarin … Continue reading

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“False Flags” Are So Common that U.S. Officials Commonly Discuss Them

Despite the attempt to marginalize the concept, “false flags” are so common that U.S. officials frequently use that phrase. For example, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell: Former Director for Transnational Threats on the U.S. National … Continue reading

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Crisis Actors Busted Staging a False Flag

Here is an amusing example of crisis actors staging a false flag terror attack (wait for it):

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Forget the Emails … DNC Chair ADMITS DNC and Clinton Rigged Election Against Sanders

Forget the hacked/leaked emails showing that the Democratic National Committee stole the primary from Sanders and handed it to Clinton. Forget whether the Ruskies hacked the emails in an attempt to throw the election to Trump or whether a DNC … Continue reading

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13 Shocking Facts About Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller

Talking heads act like Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is fair, impartial and unbiased. But the facts are a wee bit different … Failure to Aggressively Prosecute the BCCI Scandal The BBC noted: [Mueller] is also known for leading the probe … Continue reading

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Declassified JFK Papers Reveal Yet ANOTHER False Flag

The JFK assassination papers which were declassified yesterday reveal: The minutes of the March 5, 1962 Special Group Augmented meeting state that “Mr. Johnson (U. Alexis Johnson) [U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Thailand and Czechoslovakia and Under Secretary for Political Affairs at … Continue reading

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If You Want to Understand the Next 10 Years, Study Spain

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Some of you may be confused as to why a U.S. citizen living in Colorado has become so completely obsessed with what’s going on in Spain. Bear with me, there’s a method … Continue reading

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Iran and 9/11: Down the Rabbit Hole of Blame

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Largely unreported and … Continue reading

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Trump Bows to Neocons, Netanyahu

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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America First is a Joke. Wall Street Wins Again

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I know I must sound like a broken record by now, but Wall Street owns the U.S. economy and until that’s dealt with, the American public will continue to be preyed upon … Continue reading

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What Did Hillary Clinton Know?

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). The revelation that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National … Continue reading

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Blaming Russia for the Internet ‘Sewer’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). With the U.S. government offering tens of millions of dollars … Continue reading

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Under the Trump administration, US airstrikes are killing more civilians

Smoke from an airstrike rises in the background as a man flees during fighting between Iraqi special forces and IS militants in Mosul, Iraq, on May 17, 2017. AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo Steven Feldstein, Boise State University When President Donald Trump … Continue reading

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This Is How Tyranny Rises and Freedom Falls: The Experiment in Freedom Is Failing

By John Whitehead, Constitutional and Civil Rights Lawyer, the Rutherford Institute. “Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn’t … Continue reading

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Empire Destroying Wars Are Coming to America Under Trump – Part 3

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The first two parts of this series focused on how Trump-specific factors could lead the American empire into another series of foolish and highly destructive wars. Part 1 discussed my concerns regarding … Continue reading

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Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, the Rutherford Institute. “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”        – Frank Herbert Power corrupts. … Continue reading

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Empire Destroying Wars Are Coming to America Under Trump – Part 1

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, There are a variety of reasons Trump supporters voted the way they did in November, but one clear message many found attractive was the idea his administration would be driven by an … Continue reading

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A Revealing Look at Why the U.S. Constitution Was Actually Adopted

By Thomas S. Neuberger, Esq. Originally published by the Rutherford Institute. Review: “The Quartet – Orchestrating The Second American Revolution, 1783–1789,” by Joseph J. Ellis (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) “In the long run – and this was probably Madison’s most … Continue reading

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Russia-gate Jumps the Shark

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A key distinction between propaganda and journalism is that manipulative … Continue reading

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Catalonia’s Referendum Unmasks Authoritarianism in Spain

Monica Clua Losada, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley I have long worried about the rise of authoritarianism in the European Union. The Spanish government’s violent crackdown during the Catalonia referendum on Oct. 1 is the latest crisis to challenge … Continue reading

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The End Of Empire: “The Death Spiral Appears Unstoppable”

By Pulitzer prize winning reporter Chris Hedges. Originally published at Truth Dig. Reprinted with permission. Mr. Fish The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East and vast military … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings: The Military-Entertainment Complex’s Culture of Violence Turns Deadly

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of … Continue reading

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When Did Congress Vote to Aid the Saudi’s Yemen War?

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Don’t Become A Right-Wing Snowflake

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg…Reason and free inquiry are the … Continue reading

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The Rise of the New McCarthyism

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Make no mistake about it: the United States has entered … Continue reading

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How an economic theory helped mire the United States in Vietnam

Rostow, front right, visited Vietnam in 1961. AP Photo/Fred Waters Peter Hilsenrath, University of the Pacific Questions of how the U.S. got mired in the Vietnam War and whether it was ultimately winnable have fascinated historians for half a century … Continue reading

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WPost Pushes More Dubious Russia-bashing

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Some people are calling the anti-Russian hysteria being whipped up … Continue reading

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More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative

By William Binney and Ray McGovern. Bill Binney worked for NSA for 36 years, retiring in 2001 as the technical director of world military and geopolitical analysis and reporting; he created many of the collection systems still used by NSA. … Continue reading

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The Future Will Be Decentralized

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to … Continue reading

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Trump Falls in Line with Interventionism

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In discussing President Trump, there is always the soft prejudice … Continue reading

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Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police State’s Panopticon Village

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “We’re run by the Pentagon, we’re run by Madison Avenue, we’re run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don’t revolt we’ll … Continue reading

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UAE: Financial and Transit Hub of 9/11 Terror

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Everyone knows about … Continue reading

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Self-Defense Part 4: Inexpensive Self-Defense Tools

Here’s a quick round-up of inexpensive self-defense tools … Hoffner Folding Knife In many blue states like mine, it’s illegal to carry switchblades or even assisted-opening knives … A reader suggested a Hoffner knife.  Made by a top firearm and … Continue reading

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What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and … Continue reading

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Echoes of Iraq-WMD Fraud in Syria

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). The New York Times and other Western media have learned … Continue reading

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The USS Liberty Wins One!

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at the Unz Review. Republished with permission of the author. On June 8th 1967 the United States Navy intelligence ship the U.S.S. Liberty was attacked … Continue reading

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America’s Willful Negligence Concerning the 9/11 Attacks

By Joe Giambrone, Political Film Blog. Since December 2002, at the latest, it became glaringly obvious that certain individuals in the US government had lied about how the 9/11 attacks had come to be. When the Bush administration censored the official congressional … Continue reading

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Self-Defense: Bulletproof SHIRT

Everyone knows that guns are great for protecting yourself. But most people forget that all adversarial contests involve both offense and defense. If you’ve got a gun – but the bad guy gets off the first shot with his gun … Continue reading

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Self-Defense: Knife-Resistant Clothing

Top self-defense teachers admit that it is very difficult to defend against  a knife attack … A knife can cut you from many different angles. And – unlike the artificial dance step choreography most defense instructors peddle – knife attacks … Continue reading

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More Misleading Russia-gate Propaganda

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). There is an inherent danger of news organizations getting infected … Continue reading

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What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme

The rainfall from Harvey has now exceeded the amount from the previous record-bearer, Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University Fifty inches of rain. Nine trillion gallons of water. The Gulf Coast of Texas, … Continue reading

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Freedom for the Speech We Hate: The Legal Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought — not … Continue reading

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Bankrupting Terror: Blocking the Saudi Aramco IPO

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Who’s the most … Continue reading

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Twice As Many Americans Think Confederate Monuments “Should Remain In All Public Spaces” As Believe They “Should Be Removed From All Public Spaces”

A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll finds finds that twice as many Americans want to keep Confederate monuments in public spaces as want to remove them: The Aug. 18-21 poll found that 54 percent of adults said Confederate monuments “should remain … Continue reading

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