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CIA Tried to Give Iraq Nuclear Plans, Just Like Iran

If you’ve followed the trials of James Risen and Jeffrey Sterling, or read Risen’s book State of War, you are aware that the CIA gave Iran blueprints and a diagram and a parts list for the key component of a … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Government: “No Russian Troops Are Fighting Against Us”

Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s top general is contradicting allegations by the Obama Administration and by his own Ukrainian Government, by saying that no Russian troops are fighting against the Ukrainian Government’s forces in the formerly Ukrainian, but now separatist, area, where the Ukrainian civil war … Continue reading

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Recent Notes from Amnesty Int’l and Others on US, US-Backed Dictatorships, and their Effects

(Additions to Amnesty excerpts are in italics or brackets. Bold emphases added.) USA: Torture: Amnesty International USA is partnering with human rights allies around the world for a two-year global campaign to stop torture, from Chicago to Nigeria Chicago police under … Continue reading

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Students Save Palestine

In proposing that Congress Members boycott or walk out on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress, expected to push for sanctions if not war on Iran, activists are drawing on actions engaged in by college students in recent … Continue reading

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Kiev Announces Russian Invasion of Ukraine a Hoax?

Throughout this conflict every once in a while Ukrainian government officials have come clean about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. To the chagrin of the Obama Administration and NATO Russia has not invaded. This latest admission came twice today. Once … Continue reading

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Mariupol Attack- Motive, Method and Madness- Demand Justice for Kiev’s War Crimes

The UN is calling the attack on Mariupol a War Crime. Now that the evidence is pointing to Kiev will the UN show enough conscience to pursue it? Motive, method, and opportunity are the key facts needed to establish guilt … Continue reading

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When Shock and Awe Turns 12

Shock and Awe is having a troubled adolescence. The U.S. government is killing children with flying robot death planes, keeping troops in 175 countries, actively using “special” forces in 150 countries, asking us to ignore what it’s done to Libya … Continue reading

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Study: Foreign Countries Intervene in Civil Wars 100 Times More Often when Afflicted Countries Have Oil

The Independent reports that a new study conducted in the Universities of Portsmouth, Warwick and Essex, and published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, finds that “hydrocarbons play an even bigger role in conflicts” than “conspiracy theorists” ever imagined. …foreign intervention in … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Government Is Losing Its War. Here Is Why:

Eric Zuesse On January 27th, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense headlined “Militants Continue to Suffer Losses,” and reported that four helicopters, and other weapons of the “militants,” were destroyed in battle, but no evidence was given to support the assertion. Just … Continue reading

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Series Sends Norwegian Fashion Bloggers to Observe Cambodian Garment Industry

This series, “Sweatshop: Dead Cheap Fashion”, consists of four episodes, ten to twelve minutes each, and is well worth watching.  It chronicles the reactions of three young Norwegian fashion bloggers when they go to Cambodia to see who is making … Continue reading

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Greece at the Crossroads: the Oligarchs Blew It

Once one oligarchy falls, it will threaten to topple a long line of oligarch dominoes. A great many narratives invoking Greece are being tossed around, but only one really encapsulates the unvarnished truth: the Oligarchs blew it. The oligarchs in … Continue reading

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Former Marine on Chris Kyle, American Sniper, and Social Implications

Ross Caputi, a former marine who participated in the US’s second siege of Fallujah, writes that the reason the American Sniper book and film have been so successful is that they “tell us exactly what we want to hear”: that US America is “benevolent” … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve Has Declared the Winner in the Generational Financial War

The policy of safeguarding Boomer benefits with asset bubbles will lead to the destruction of the unprepared, the unwary and those who foolishly trusted our “leadership” and central bank to tell them the truth. Though it is exceedingly politically incorrect … Continue reading

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New Documentary, “Censored Voices”, Offers Revelations about Israel’s 1967 War of Aggression, Conquest

In 1967, Israel, which had been founded on terrorism and ethnic cleansing against civilians, waged another war of aggression and absorbed more of the land specifically reserved by the United Nations for Palestinians.  The highest Israeli militant leaders had, since long before … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News Portrays Ukraine’s ‘Far Right’ as ‘Heroes’

Eric Zuesse On January 22nd, Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News (Murdoch founded it, his son James headed it for a while, and their 21st Century Fox owns “a controlling stake” in it) telecast a puff-piece for Ukraine’s right-wing extremists, several times … Continue reading

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“We murdered some folks” in Guantanamo

Murder at Camp Delta is a new book by Joseph Hickman, a former guard at Guantanamo. It’s neither fiction nor speculation. When President Obama says “We tortured some folks,” Hickman provides at least three cases — in addition to many … Continue reading

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Barry McDaniel and 15 Reasons to Investigate Stratesec

Kevin Ryan blogs at Dig Within. One of the men who led Stratesec, the World Trade Center (WTC) security company, has recently resurfaced on some small business websites. This is Barry McDaniel, the U.S. military executive who served as Chief … Continue reading

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Distrust But Verify

What the U.S. government does openly is many times worse than anything it can be doing secretly, and yet the secrets fascinate us. If you compare polling on majority views on most political topics with actual U.S. policy, there’s little … Continue reading

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Oil Dinosaurs Face Extinction: State Oil Companies and the Meteor-Strike of Low Oil Prices

State-owned oil companies that don’t slash expenses to align with revenues and boost critical investment in the infrastructure needed to maintain production will suffer financial extinction. Domestic and international energy companies are responding to the 50% decline in the price … Continue reading

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CNN Serves US Gov Policy, Casts Deceased Saudi Tyrant in Positive Light

“Reporting” on the death of Saudi dictator Abdullah in an article titled “Saudi Arabia’s ‘reformer’ king Abdullah dies”, CNN notes that his dictatorship is a “key US ally”, and thus proceeds to paint an almost entirely sympathetic picture of his … Continue reading

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Do We Want Solutions, Or Just What’s Easy?

We are so brainwashed by centralized models of state authority that few can even imagine a system where the solution is not one centralized monstrosity ruled by a political/financial Aristocracy but a competing profusion of opt-in, transparent solutions. Many readers … Continue reading

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Militarism in the Air We Breathe

If there is a group of Americans to whom Iraqis struggling with the health effects of depleted uranium, cluster bombs, white phosphorous, and all the various poisons of war can relate, it might be the mostly black and largely poor … Continue reading

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‘Selma’ 4-minute music video: Glory, when the war is won

Selma (my review here) artistically documents activists’ strategic work to realize basic human rights already legally guaranteed under the US Constitution. Selma’s music video of John Legend’s lyrics (below) with Common’s performance powerfully communicates the ideals, work, and promise from … Continue reading

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Asset Ownership and Our System of Deepening Debt-Serfdom

Debt-serfs who make the difficult and risky transition to small-scale business owners find they have simply moved to another class of serfdom. The core dynamic of debt-serfdom is that debt-serfs must borrow money to buy essentials while the wealthy borrow … Continue reading

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Ukraine Stiffs China for Billions Owed

China paid Ukraine $3B two years ago for grain still not delivered, now demands refund. Another $3.6B that’s owed to China, will probably also default. Eric Zuesse Russia’s RIA Novosti News Agency reported, on January 17th, that China is demanding … Continue reading

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The MH17 Boeing Bus Disaster – The Propaganda War Goes Ballistic

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. On January 13th in Volnovaha, Donetsk 11 people were killed in what looked like a spectacular rocket attack. Video footage from the scene showed how deadly a Grad rocket (Hail) attack … Continue reading

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How Do You Unmanipulate a Manipulated Economy?

Breaking the stranglehold of vested interests is the essential step to rebuilding an economy that isn’t totally dependent on manipulated money and statistics. The word manipulated has the sour taste of officially sanctioned distortion in service of an Elite’s interests. … Continue reading

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Beyond Vietghanistan

By Martin Luther Obama Jr., as dictated to David Swanson Text of “Beyond Vietghanistan: A Time To Break Treaties” By Rev. Martin Luther Obama Jr. – January 19, 2015 Speech delivered at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at … Continue reading

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Who Benefits When Bubbles Burst?

Blowing speculative bubbles cannot possibly lead to organic growth because speculative bubbles fatally undermine the real economy. An astute reader recently posed an insightful question: we all know who benefits from asset bubbles in stocks, bonds and real estate–owners of … Continue reading

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Selma movie review: ‘What happens when a man stands up?’ Viewing yesterday and today

Two-minute movie trailer: Selma artistically documents activists’ strategic work to realize basic human rights already legally guaranteed under the US Constitution: voting and freedom of speech. Activism was required after government “leaders’” ongoing rejection of their Oath of office to … Continue reading

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American Sniper: Nation’s Pride – Slaying Savages and the Importance of Education

The above is a parody “making-of” film for Nation’s Pride, the feature made by Nazi propagandists in Quentin Tarantino’s dark comedy, Inglourious Basterds.  Nation’s Pride dramatizes the achievements of the deadliest sniper of the Third Reich.  It is an expression … Continue reading

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Nuclear Madness and Resistance

The Jeffrey Sterling trial is a bit disheartening for anyone who’d rather humanity paid a bit of attention to avoiding nuclear apocalypse, even though Sterling exposed the CIA’s crime to Congress, and Sterling or someone else (at least 90 people … Continue reading

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PBS-TV’s Frontline Misrepresents Russia’s Vladimir Putin

Eric Zuesse On January 13th, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) telecast the FRONTLINE documentary, “Putin’s Way,” which purported to be a biography of Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin. The press release about this film states: “Drawing on firsthand accounts from exiled … Continue reading

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The Fed and the Price of Oil

Given the potential for financial losses triggered by oil’s price collapse to cascade into the financial sector at large, the Fed may well be forced to intervene either directly or indirectly. An email dialog with correspondent Mark G. last month … Continue reading

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Why Our Central Planners Are Breeding Failure

Success, we’re constantly told, breeds success. And success breeds stability. The way to avoid failure is to copy successful people and strategies. The way to continue succeeding is to do more of what has been successful. This line of thinking … Continue reading

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Study Finds People Assume War Is Only Last Resort

A scholarly study has found that the U.S. public believes that whenever the U.S. government proposes a war, it has already exhausted all other possibilities. When a sample group was asked if they supported a particular war, and a second … Continue reading

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What Is a National Nervous Breakdown?

When the citizenry cease to believe the lies, the nation suffers a nervous breakdown. Last week I used the phrase National Nervous Breakdown without clarifying its meaning. (The War on Our Intuition That Something Is Fundamentally Amiss) By National Nervous … Continue reading

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Two Most Amazing Feats of Mass Media Bias?

1) Convincing a large percentage of the public that human-caused climate change is not happening. Different polls find different percentages, but they all seem to show that a large portion, if not a majority, of US citizens think climate change is not … Continue reading

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CIA on Trial in Virginia for Planting Nuke Evidence in Iran

Since Tuesday and continuing for the coming three weeks, an amazing trial is happening in U.S. District Court at 401 Courthouse Square in Alexandria, Va. The trial is open to the public, and among the upcoming witnesses is Condoleezza Rice, … Continue reading

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The Most-Censored News Story of 2014 Was ____(What?)_____.

By Eric Zuesse There is only one ongoing news story that’s being systematically censored out of virtually all U.S. news media. This has been the finding from a first-of-its-kind test of virtually all U.S. news media that report national and … Continue reading

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The Deep State Strategy: Burn Everyone Else’s Oil First, Leave Ours in the Ground

The U.S. Deep State is in favor of Saudi Arabia’s strategy of forcing production cuts on its rivals and marginal producers for two profound reasons. It is widely presumed that if the U.S. government isn’t actively concerned about the financial … Continue reading

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The Achilles Heel of the Global Status Quo: Deflation

Rather than being the Monster Under the Bed in central bank nightmares, deflation is the natural result of a competitive economy experiencing productivity gains. That the global Status Quo is terrified of deflation is the background of every policy decision … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King assassinated by US Govt: King Family civil trial verdict

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to … Continue reading

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The Road To War With Russia – We’re not only on it; we’ve already arrived

For several weeks now the anti-Russian stance in the US press has quieted down. Presumably because the political leadership has moved its attention on to other things, and the media flock has followed suit. Have you read much about Ukraine and … Continue reading

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Nine Questions About the Paris Attacks

Kevin Ryan blogs at Dig Wituin. Mainstream media are busily promoting a familiar narrative for last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. As usual this narrative demonizes Islam, calls for a reduction in civil rights, and bolsters existing military aggressions. However, a … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Creditors Grab for the Biggest Pieces of Its Carcass

Eric Zuesse The lifelong Russia-enemy George Soros, and the Russian Government itself, are now openly fighting over which parts of the Ukrainian Government they’ll be getting in the bankruptcy proceeding that’s already unofficially starting. Here’s the necessary background, so that … Continue reading

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Award for Deadliest Crime of First 15 Years of 21st Century Goes to: Religious Extremism

Although multiple motivations can be attributed to every act of violence in history, the deadliest attack of the first fifteen years of the 21st century, the illegal invasion of Iraq, was largely driven by a militant interpretation of Christianity: In addition to militant … Continue reading

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How Obama Lied About Obamacare

Eric Zuesse When U.S. Senator Barack Obama was campaigning for the Presidency in 2007 and 2008, he promised that on healthcare, his plan would be “making health insurance universal.” This means he was promising that 100% of Americans would have health-insurance, … Continue reading

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If Paris Killers Had Western Media on Their Side

Some killings are reported on in a slightly different manner from how the Charlie Hebdo killings have been. Rewriting a drone killing as a gun killing (changing just a few words) would produce something like this: Freedom Fighters Gun Strike … Continue reading

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Islam, Blasphemy and Free Speech: a Surprisingly Modern Conflict

By Ali Mamouri, Australian Catholic University From the fatwa on author Salman Rushdie to the attack on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the phenomenon of anti-blasphemy actions continues to be prominent in the Muslim world. At first glance, … Continue reading

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Do Americans Hate Children?

Yes, I know you love your children, as I love mine. That’s not in doubt. But do you love mine and I yours? Because collectively there seems to be a problem. Ferguson may have awakened a few people to some … Continue reading

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2015: The War on Our Intuition That Something Is Fundamentally Amiss

In 1967, the rock group Buffalo Springfield recorded a song titled For What It’s Worth which speaks not just to the late 1960s but to the present. Consider the opening lines: There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly … Continue reading

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France Attack Reactions include Citizen Calls to Kill All Muslims

US and European state police forces are making arrests (and here) for social media posts that threaten retaliatory violence or intend to incite retaliatory violence against the police. At the same time, some members of state police forces are posting … Continue reading

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The Guardian Finally Starts to Report the Truth about Ukraine’s War

Eric Zuesse On January 7th, Britain’s Guardian, which used to be a fine newspaper but isn’t now, started what will necessarily be a long road back to reality, after nearly a year of their intermittent inattention and Western propaganda on … Continue reading

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Attack in France and Casting the First Explosive

The first order is to make clear that the attacks on French journalists/cartoonists in their offices, like virtually all acts of violence committed in the world, are tragic and to be condemned.  If we condemn the US’s 2003 invasion of … Continue reading

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2015: Asymmetric Oil Warfare

Let’s consider some examples of potential asymmetric-warfare tactics as they relate to the price of oil. The world has habituated to the never-ending undeclared war over ownership and access to hydrocarbons. Now we are entering a new phase of asymmetric … Continue reading

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Ukraine Says $450 Million Was Stolen from Its Military in 2014

President’s Aide Says Far Right Refuses to Obey the President Eric Zuesse Yury Biryukov, an aide to Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, said on January 6th that during the year 2014, up to $450 million was stolen from Ukraine’s military. This … Continue reading

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2015: Now That the Fed Drove Everyone Into Ruinously Risky Bets….

It is impossible for everyone to sell at the top before the implosion; the assets are owned by someone all the way down. The central bank/state plan for 2015 is a continuation of the same plan that’s been in play … Continue reading

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Tricks Western ‘News’ Media Use to Deceive about Ukraine’s War

Eric Zuesse Because of the ample video and other evidence that the Ukrainian Government is pursuing an ethnic-cleansing policy to get rid of the residents in the area of Ukraine that had voted 90% for the Democratically elected Ukrainian President … Continue reading

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Is Obama Desperate to Precipitate a Nuclear War?

Eric Zuesse Anyone who still believes Obama’s rhetoric and honesty would be wasting time to read the following analysis, which is only for people who have doubts about his honesty; and thus an open mind to the possibility of his … Continue reading

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Presidents Are Gods

A former Governor of Virginia is expected to be sentenced to a long stay in prison. The same fate has befallen governors in states across the United States, including in nearby Maryland, Tennessee, and West Virginia. A former governor of … Continue reading

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2015: A World Ruled by Hubris, Willful Blindness and Desperation

Issuing lies and pursuing willful blindness is not leadership: it’s failure on a grand scale. Rather than issue predictions for 2015, this week I’ll cover themes that I believe will be consequential in the year ahead. The first theme is … Continue reading

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SAYONARA GLOBAL ECONOMY

“There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later … Continue reading

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Major News Stories from German Economic News

Eric Zuesse Summaries of reports on three strategically important news-events:   ——   German Minister: We do not want to see Russia crushed. Germany’s Federal Minister Sigmar Gabriel has a surprisingly strong opposition to new sanctions against Russia. A few … Continue reading

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How Diverse Is U.S. Media Opinion?

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The Atlantic Can’t Figure Out Why U.S. Loses Wars

The cover of the January-February 2015 The Atlantic asks “Why Do The Best Soldiers in the World Keep Losing?” which leads to this article, which fails to answer the question. The main focus of the article is the by now … Continue reading

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War Is So 2014

By Joan Brunwasser, OpEdNews President Obama has been credited with “ending” and “drawing down” this war [in Afghanistan] not only while expanding it to triple the size but also for a longer period of time than various other major wars … Continue reading

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Czech President Says ‘Only Poorly Informed People’ Don’t Know About Ukraine Coup

Eric Zuesse The Czech Republic’s President Milos Zeman said, in an interview, in the January 3rd edition of Prague’s daily newspaper Pravo, that Czechs who think of the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych, on 22 February 2014, as having … Continue reading

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2015 Reminder: Government Word is Worthless

As US government figures and departments, such as the “FBI” (which, according to its own documents, tried to “destroy Martin Luther King, Jr.”), continue to make and act on “official pronouncements”, let’s remember that these people have less than no credibility.  They have … Continue reading

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Russia Says Ukrainians Pay Blackwater for Training

Eric Zuesse The Russian Government’s Tass ‘news’ agency is alleging that “The US private military company Academi (formerly known as Blackwater) … has confirmed to the Kiev authorities its readiness to start training an experimental battalion of 550 men as … Continue reading

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How Bloomberg ‘News’ Lies

Eric Zuesse On December 31st, Josh Rogin of Bloomberg ‘News’ headlined “Inside Obama’s Secret Outreach to Russia,” and his opening sentence ‘reported’ on “the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown little interest in … halting his aggression in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy new year! May 2015 bring health, prosperity, sanity and truth … and may we prevail against those who – knowingly or not – are wrecking our economy, our country and our world.

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Ukrainian Soldier Explains Why He Enjoys Killing Russians

Eric Zuesse In an unusually lengthy video interview with a soldier of the Ukrainian Government, he states why he wants to kill as many residents in the (ethnically Russian) separatist area as possible. This soldier, named Nazar, was interviewed by … Continue reading

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Obama Says He Is Improving the World

He asserts: “wherever we have been involved over the last several years, I think the outcome has been better because of American leadership.” Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama said in a December 30th Oval Office interview with Steve Inskeep … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a House in 2015?

No one can answer that question for anyone else, but it seems prudent to ask the question in the context of an Echo Bubble in valuations that appears to be deflating. Readers often ask me if now is a good … Continue reading

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Why America Annexed Texas and Loves Saudi Dictators

Joseph A. Fry notes in Dixie Looks Abroad: The South and U.S. Foreign Relations, 1789-1973 that the US annexed Texas from Mexico to make it a slave state and put a stop to “British abolitionist designs” (56).  As US officials … Continue reading

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The Zombiefication Of America

By Michael Snyder. Do you know people that seem like they have had their souls sucked out of them?  On dictionary.com, a “zombie” is defined as “the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s War ‘is a prelude to World War III’ Says Former Ukrainian U.S. Ambassador

Eric Zuesse “This [U.S-Russian conflict that’s being carried out in Ukraine] is a prelude to World War III. A lot of people know this.” So says Yuri Shcherbak, who was Ukraine’s Ambassador in Washington during 1994-1998. Dr. Shcherbak was one … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Follow the Money–Follow the Income

Lies are no substitute for truth and fantasy is no substitute for reality. Follow the money is a good start–but what matters going forward is income, and most especially, net income and disposable income. Debt is important, money/capital flow is … Continue reading

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Renaming Afghan War, Renaming Murder

The U.S.-led NATO war on Afghanistan has lasted so long they’ve decided to rename it, declare the old war over, and announce a brand new war they’re just sure you’re going to love. The war thus far has lasted as … Continue reading

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Amazing Video: Stone Age Tribe’s First Contact with Modern Man

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2015 Winning Time: 3 phases to 99.99%’s victory over .01% criminal psychopaths

Please begin with Dr. King’s 2-minute personal message to you (credit and appreciation: War Made Easy). “Constitutional governments and aristocracies are commonly overthrown owing to some deviation from justice…the rich, if the constitution gives them power, are apt to be … Continue reading

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Putin Decides to Donate 50,000 Tons of Russia’s Coal Daily to Ukraine for Heat

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, December 27th, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided that though Ukraine cannot now pay for coal and will soon go bankrupt, so that any ‘sale’ of coal to Ukraine will be a donation, Russia will nonetheless supply … Continue reading

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NPR Propagandizes Against Putin, for Regime-Change in Russia

Eric Zuesse On Friday, December 26th, National Public Radio aired two superbly done pieces of anti-Russia propaganda, which could as well have been written by the U.S. CIA, or by Voice of America, it was so skillfully deceiving. One of … Continue reading

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Vaccine Vortex: Devouring innocent children, naive parents, gullible physicians

As many in alternative media document, so-called “health” oligarchs act against public interest in obvious ways when the facts are examined. For example, every economic cost-benefit analysis concludes Americans would save from $100 billion to $300 billion annually if we had universal … Continue reading

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We Just Enjoyed the Last Christmas in America

The end of rising wages = the end of mass affluence: we just enjoyed the Last Christmas in America (TLCIA). As unemployment topped 10%, the January 1975 cover of Ramparts magazine blared: The End of Affluence: The Last Christmas in … Continue reading

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‘Let Us Adore and Drink!’ A Brief History of Wine and Religion

By Robert Fuller, Bradley University In a letter to the Abbe Morellet in 1779, Benjamin Franklin mused that the strategic location of the elbow is proof that God desires us to drink wine. After all, had God placed the elbow … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Government Is Starving Residents of the Breakaway Region

Eric Zuesse Amnesty International has found that “the already desperate situation in eastern Ukraine is being made even worse by” so-called ‘volunteer’ or mercenary forces for the Ukrainian Government, which are blocking the supply of food to residents in that … Continue reading

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The Net Is Mightier Than The Sword … The Information Bottleneck Has Been Broken

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U.S. War Against Russia Is Now Against Hungary Too

Commentary by Eric Zuesse Hungary has decided to align itself with Russia against the United States. The Western Alliance is starting to fray, over the insistence by Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress to go to war against Russia. This … Continue reading

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The REAL Santa Claus

Saint Nicholas was a real, historical person. But he didn’t live in some snowy Northern place like the North Pole or Scandinavia. And he probably wasn’t fair-skinned with ruddy cheeks. He lived in the town of Myra – on the … Continue reading

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Yanukovych Proposes Solution to Ukraine’s Civil War; It Fits Obama’s Plan.

Commentary by Eric Zuesse The Ukrainian President whom U.S. President Obama overthrew in a violent coup this past February is now proposing that “people will be able to negotiate and Ukraine will once again be united.” The former Ukrainian President … Continue reading

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New “Hobbit” Film Gives Glimpse of North Korean History

There is another film out now with themes relating to North Korea.  The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies offers a look at what the “holocaust from the air” that the US in the 1950s inflicted on almost … Continue reading

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I Call BS on Projections of a Decade of $20/Barrel Oil

The ability of oil exporters to trigger a short-term collapse in price does not automatically translate into an ability to control the financial conflagration such a crash ignites. My BS detector went off when two stories with similar headlines touting … Continue reading

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Resolved: To Stop Imagining that Anything’s Been Resolved

Things that humans are probably stuck with: eating, drinking, breathing, sex, love, friendship, anger, fear, joy, death, hope and change. Things that some humans used to commonly claim humanity was permanently and inevitably stuck with (but have stopped thinking about … Continue reading

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Will the Fed Intervene in the Oil Market?

In a larger sense, the Fed is already intervening in the oil sector via its zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) and its unlimited liquidity for financial speculation. The problem with financializing a critical sector of the economy is the financialization … Continue reading

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Another MH17 Cover-Up: Hiding a Key Autopsy

Eric Zuesse Decisive evidence as to how the July 17th shooting-down of the MH17 Malaysian airliner occurred is being hidden by the four-nation team that’s doing the official ‘investigation’ into the plane-downing incident. This decisive evidence is the coroner’s report … Continue reading

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Maybe Oil Goes to $70 on its Way to $40

A retrace that fills open gaps and kisses the 50-day moving average surprises everyone who was confident oil was heading straight down to $40/barrel. When the conventional media ordains oil inevitably dropping to $40/barrel, I start looking for something else … Continue reading

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Understanding the Aggressive US Stance towards Russia

While Russia is of course guilty of crimes, the US is guilty of the same and far worse crimes, and is fervently supporting many other criminal groups and states.  Thus, to understand why US extremists (not the US public) in control of the state are … Continue reading

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Head of Stratfor, ‘Private CIA,’ Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was ‘The Most Blatant Coup in History’

Eric Zuesse In a December 19th interview in the Russian magazine Kommersant, George Friedman, who is the Founder and CEO of Stratfor, the ‘Shadow CIA’ firm, says of the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych that occurred on February 22nd … Continue reading

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