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Why Obama Lost His War in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse When President Obama took control of Ukraine in February 2014, via a coup d’etat against the democratically elected President, rather than by an outright invasion of U.S. troops, the new Government that he imposed in Kiev was democratically very … Continue reading

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Most Prestigious Financial Agencies Say Global Economy Is In Real Trouble

Bad Government Policy Has Made It Likely We’ll Have a New Financial Crisis The head of the world’s most prestigious financial body, the “Central Banks’ Central Bank” – The Bank for International Settlements – said recently the global financial system … Continue reading

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ISIS Has “More In Common With Mao’s Red Guards or the Khmer Rouge Than It Does With the Muslim Empires of Antiquity”

Top Muslim Leaders Worldwide Say ISIS Is Not Really Islamic ABC News’ Laura Ingraham, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Fox & Friends and other U.S. media commentators say that Muslims are silent and complicit in the barbarian crimes of ISIS. Fox … Continue reading

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China Accuses U.S. of Fomenting Hong Kong Unrest

Has the U.S. Egged On the Protests? The mass demonstrations in Hong Kong are dramatic, indeed. And given that Hong Kong has long enjoyed a more liberal existence under British rule, protests against a more authoritarian Chinese government (at least … Continue reading

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Putin’s Possible Successor Explains Russia’s Military & Economic Plans

Eric Zuesse http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html The Floridian blogger about Russia, “Vineyard of the Saker,” posted an English translation on September 29th of an informative interview on Russian television. (You can see the entire translated interview at http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html.) Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin, who has … Continue reading

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Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria

U.S. Allies Support the Terrorists We’re Supposedly “Fighting” The Jerusalem Post reports that an ISIS fighter says that Turkey funds the terrorist group. Turkey is a member of NATO and a close U.S. ally. A German news program – with … Continue reading

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Results of Obama’s Ukraine Policy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama replaced the Ukrainian Government in late February 2014, and he has achieved a lot there, most especially by means of the civil war that resulted when he tried to exterminate the people who had voted for … Continue reading

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Peace In The Middle East Is A Real Possibility – See For Yourself

Preface:   Scientists are just starting to understand the power of “fields”. For example, scientists have been stunned in recent years to discover: Flares from the sun change the rate of radioactive decay of elements on Earth Sounds generated deep inside … Continue reading

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Art Has the Power to Change the World

The Solution To Decades of Failed Wars? More War, Of Course … When Your Only Tool Is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail Liberty Died for Somebody’s Sins The images above are from the brilliant artist Anthony Freda. A … Continue reading

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Ukraine Government Officially Introduces Slavery, with Vague Terms

Eric Zuesse On 23 September 2014, the Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy announced official civilian slavery, via an obscure press release, headlined “The Government has extended the list of community service under martial law”; and they announced it there, in bureaucratic phrases that … Continue reading

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The Khorasans: As Fake As the Kardashians

New Boogeyman Has Already Been Debunked Obama is now – after the fact – scrambling to justify bombing the sovereign nation of Syria without the permission of either the Syrian government or even the United States Congress by saying that … Continue reading

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Gallup: 58% of Americans Want a Third Party. Maybe Senator Sanders?

Eric Zuesse On September 24th, Gallup reported that, “A majority of U.S. adults, 58%, say a third U.S. political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties ‘do such a poor job’ representing the American people.’” Furthermore, “The first time the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Long Battle to Cut Social Security Benefits

Eric Zuesse If, as expected, U.S. President Barack Obama will, for the first time in his Presidency, be given by the nation’s voters two Republican-controlled houses of Congress, he’ll finally be able to sign into law bills that are as … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Constitutional Expert: Obama More Extreme Warmonger than Bush or Nixon

Obama Is the Most Extreme President In History Jonathan Turley is perhaps the top constitutional law expert in the United States (and a liberal). Turley told MSNBC that Obama is worse than Bush or Nixon in launching unilateral, unconstitutional wars: … Continue reading

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ISIS Is Run By Former Iraqi Generals … Many Are Members Of Saddam Hussein’s Secular Baath Party Who Converted To Radical Islam In American Prisons

U.S. Foreign Policy Created Many More Terrorists Than It Killed The New Yorker reports: ISIS is run by a council of former Iraqi generals, according to Hisham Alhashimi, an adviser to the Iraqi government and an expert on ISIS. Many … Continue reading

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2,400 Year Old “Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend” Myth Has Led to Insanely Stupid U.S. Foreign Policy

America Is Tangled Up In Impossibly Complicated Webs The ancient idea that “The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend”  is widely attributed to the Arabs. But it is actually much older …  It originated in the 4th century B.C. … Continue reading

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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine. Status-Quo Truce-Lines Agreed.

Russia’s Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists’ Aim to Become Part of Russia. But Separatists Will Almost Certainly Receive Reconstruction Aid from Russia. Eric Zuesse The great German newspaper German Economic News, headlined on Saturday, September 20th, “Welcome Russia at the G20 … Continue reading

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FBI: Bombing ISIS Will Only STRENGTHEN Them

By Bombing ISIS, We Are Only Feeding the “Parasite of War” Antiwar notes: US airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, far from “degrading” the organization, are actually giving ISIS a huge shot in the arm, according to FBI Director James Comey, … Continue reading

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Russia’s Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists’ Aim to Become Part of Russia

Eric Zuesse The leader of the Ukrainian separatists says that their efforts to get Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to accept their territory as being a part of Russia have been firmly rejected by Putin’s Government; and, so, “We will build our … Continue reading

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Shale Fracking Is a “Ponzi Scheme” … “This Decade’s Version of The Dotcom Bubble” … “A Lot In Common With the Subprime Mortgage Market Just Before It Melted Down”

A Losing Bet In 2011, the New York Times wrote: “Money is pouring in” from investors even though shale gas is “inherently unprofitable,” an analyst from PNC Wealth Management, an investment company,  wrote to a contractor in a February e-mail. … Continue reading

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U.S. Targets Islamic State’s Lucrative Oil Smuggling Operations

With U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement of an open-ended plan for airstrikes on the Islamic State (IS), the U.S. and its allies will need to degrade the power and influence of the Sunni jihadist group, and that means reducing its … Continue reading

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Giant March for Independence in Catalonia

Background.

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The U.S. Has Already Completed Regime Change In Syria (1949), Iran (1953), Iraq (Twice), Afghanistan (Twice), Turkey, Libya and Other Oil-Rich Countries

Syria Everyone knows that the U.S. and its allies have heavily backed Islamic terrorists in Syria in an attempt to implement regime change in that country. But did you know that the U.S. previously carried out regime change in Syria? … Continue reading

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A Public Bank Option for Scotland

Guest post by Ellen Brown. Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. As video blogger Ian R. Crane colorfully puts the issues and possibilities: [T]he People of Scotland … Continue reading

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The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence

Oil David Cameron and the British media have been freaking out about the potential Scottish independence. They’ve blathered on about “history”, “common defense” and other red herrings. But it’s really all about oil … Specifically, if Scotland becomes independent, it … Continue reading

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9/11 Commission Chair: Declassify EVERYTHING

9/11 Commissioners Want the Facts to Come Out 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Keane has previously called for the declassification of the secret 28 pages of the Congressional 9/11 Inquiry, and said that 60-70% of what was classified shouldn’t have been … Continue reading

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Call your Rep TODAY: Vote ‘NO’ on Military Aid to Syrian ‘Rebels’

Preface from Washington’s Blog: It is now beyond dispute that the U.S. and its allies have armed ISIS and its allies.  That hasn’t worked out so well … From Just Foreign Policy. Congress is expected to vote soon on a … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Military Official: Our Arab “Allies” Support ISIS

Member of Senate Armed Services Committee Agrees America’s top military official – the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey – just admitted in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing what we’ve been saying for months … Continue reading

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From the Very Start, the CIA Has Engaged In Covert Terrorism to Give Government Plausible Deniability

“So Planned and Executed That Any US Government Responsibility For Them Is Not Evident To Unauthorized Persons And That If Uncovered The US Government Can Plausibly Disclaim Any Responsibility For Them” Everyone knows that the CIA spies … But – … Continue reading

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U.S., NATO, Hold Joint War Games in Ukraine, and Give Ukraine Weapons, to Continue Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

Eric Zuesse During 15-26 September, the U.S. and 14 other NATO countries are holding war games in Ukraine, in order to assist the Ukrainian military to eliminate Ukraine’s cultural Russians. Ukraine is not yet a NATO country, but aims to become one; … Continue reading

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The Smoking Guns of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Must-Read:  “The 2001 Anthrax Deception” Professor Graeme MacQueen has written a must-read book on the anthrax attacks on America: The 2001 Anthrax Deception. Even those of us who have paid close attention to – and written broadly on – the … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice: “We Are In that Brave New World, and We Are Capable of Being In that Orwellian World, Too”

Top Politicians Warn of Fascism Current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said yesterday in reference to spying and drones: We are in that brave new world, and we are capable of being in that Orwellian world, too. Two former … Continue reading

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Corruption of ‘Emily’s List’ Is Hidden by Liberals

Eric Zuesse A liberal website buried this huge scandal, by giving it the sleep-inducing headline “You Know Who Always Wins in Elections? Lobbyists, Consultants, NY’s Organized Politics.” Then, the anonymous Democratic-Party-activist-blogger, buried his real news yet deeper, by waiting till … Continue reading

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Washington’s Iraq-Syria Policy: Throwing the Ball to a Midget Surrounded by an Entire Team of 7-Foot Basketball Players

Who Do You THINK Will End Up With the Ball? Lebanon’s Daily Star reports that so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels support ISIS terrorists: “We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front [another extremist and hard-line Islamic terrorist group] … Continue reading

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FBI Whistleblower: Pentagon, CIA, NATO and MI6 Were Masterminds Behind 9/11

“As Far As People Who Ran The Show, It Was The Highest Levels of NATO, the U.S., MI6, CIA And The Pentagon” Sibel Edmonds has just released her fantastic spy thriller,  The Lone Gladio.     Here’s our review, comparing it … Continue reading

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The Big Lie in the ‘News’ ‘Reporting’ About Ukraine and Russia

Eric Zuesse Here it is, in purest form, via a typical ‘news’ ‘report’ from CNN: “While questions about Russia’s tactics remain, its strategy has become more clear: The Kremlin appears to have decided to prevent Ukraine turning West and leaving what Russia … Continue reading

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Never Forget … Countries from Around the World Admit They Use False Flag Terror

Governments from Around the World Admit They Do It Governments from around the world admit they’ve used the bully’s trick … attack first, and then blame the victim: A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that … Continue reading

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World’s Second-Biggest Internet Payment Network – PayPal – Will Accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is Going Mainstream We’ve previously noted that Reddit, Virgin Galactic, Overstock.com, two big Las Vegas hotels, a Congressman, and many businesses now accept Bitcoin. So does Dish Networks. But a huge shift just occurred, which virtually guarantees that Bitcoin … Continue reading

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Big Banks Manipulated $21 Trillion Dollar Market for Credit Default Swaps (and Every Other Market)

Derivatives Are Manipulated Runaway derivatives – especially credit default swaps (CDS) – were one of the main causes of the 2008 financial crisis. Congress never fixed the problem, and actually made it worse. The big banks have long manipulated derivatives … Continue reading

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Troops Slaughter Refugees Escaping Ukraine

Eric Zuesse That YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR7TyLJw8lo, shows what happened to a truck full of refugees heading into Russia after 28 August 2014, when “Kiev loses control of Novoazovsk, rebel troops advance in southeast Ukraine.” This video, from Russian TV reporter Graham Phillips, was filmed … Continue reading

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Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

By Ellen Brown In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest … Continue reading

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URGENT: BLOCK UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT POROSHENKO ADDRESS TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS!

Please personally rewrite for yourself and send an email letter like this to the press secretary of the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, and viralize this urgent message:   —   From: Eric Zuesse … Continue reading

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Russia Has Now Joined the Ukrainian Civil War, and Is Lying to Deny It

Eric Zuesse The reports that Russia has ‘invaded’ ‘Ukraine’ were repeated for many months and were just lies from the Obama Administration and their agents at NATO, and from the Ukrainian Government that Obama had installed in February. But, now, … Continue reading

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Israel v. Palestine: Yet Another Gas War?

War in Gaza = War Over Natural Gas? We noted in 2012 that the real reason for Israeli-Palestinian fighting in Gaza may be over Gaza’s huge natural gas reserves. The following post by Julie Lévesque at Global Research provides insight … Continue reading

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NYT, Chrystia Freeland, on Ukraine: ‘This is not a civil war.’

Eric Zuesse The New York Times  publishes many wildly false articles, and this will expose only one of them, as an example: According to Christia Freeland, writing there, on September 5th, the conflict in which the Ukrainian Government has since May 9th been bombing … Continue reading

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Top Russia Expert: Ukraine Joining Nato Would Provoke Nuclear War

U.S and NATO Responsible for Ukraine Crisis … and West Has Agreed to Cover Up Details About Shoot Down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Stephen Cohen is one of America’s top experts on Russia.  Cohen is professor emeritus of Russian … Continue reading

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The State of the Battle in Eastern Ukraine

Eric Zuesse  Showing what’s left after the invading troops were allowed to leave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhFEwfF9wz0 http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/1766826.html And, then, there is this summary of the situation, by the Russian military analyst, “Vineyard of the Saker”: “all the signs are that the JRF [Junta Repression … Continue reading

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Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union: The U.S. and Nato Are Provoking the Ukrainian Crisis

Encircling Russia and Arming Ukraine Are What’s Provoking the Bear Jack Matlock, U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, says that the U.S. and NATO are to blame for the Ukraine crisis: The fact is they are … Continue reading

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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine: CNN Finally Talks to Our Regime’s Victims There

Eric Zuesse Obama has definitely been defeated in Ukraine, and this is now clear because the news reports and videos and photos of our victims there, which were previously available only online and outside America, are starting to be communicated even … Continue reading

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Big-Oil CEO Faces Failure by Keeping His Eyes Closed about Global Warming

Head of Oil Company that’s Most at Risk Of Declining Value From Oil & Gas Is Burying His Head in the Tar-Sand About It Eric Zuesse According to the landmark study of the impact that the rising world concerns about global warming … Continue reading

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Ron Paul on 9/11: “I Believe That If We Ever Get The Full Truth, We’ll Find Out That Our Government Had It In The Records Exactly What The Plans Were, Or At Least Close To It”

Background:  Overwhelming evidence shows that 9/11 was foreseeable. Indeed, Al Qaeda crashing planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was itself foreseeable.  And see this. No wonder the movement to declassify 9/11 information is gaining momentum.

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Falsehoods in the NYT’s Editorial, ‘Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine’

Eric Zuesse The only way to expose lies is within context; so, this will be somewhat lengthy: The Times  editorial opens with a falsehood: “There is no longer any doubt: Russian troops are in Ukraine, not as volunteers, as the rebel commander in Donetsk would have … Continue reading

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How Can You Tell Whether Russia has Invaded Ukraine?

By Dmitri Orlov, of Club Orlov.  Orlov – a Russian engineer who lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union – now lives in the United States. Last Thursday the Ukrainian government, echoed by NATO spokesmen, declared that the the … Continue reading

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Why I Removed My Name from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s E-Mail List

Eric Zuesse They asked me why, and I told them why: http://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/unsubscribe/ 2 Sep. 2014 Please tell us why you are unsubscribing:   Her equating Israel’s massive bombing of Gaza with the paltry and (by comparison) almost inconsequential bombing of Israel by Hamas made me sick, especially … Continue reading

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Republican Bigs Consider Donating to Hillary Clinton

America’s Aristocrats Declare Victory Against the Public; They War Now Mainly Against One-Another Eric Zuesse On August 31st, the Republican political site Politico bannered “Wall Street Republicans’ Dark Secret: Hillary Clinton 2016,” and Ben White and Maggie Haberman delivered a blockbuster report about … Continue reading

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American Intelligence Officers Who Battled the Soviet Union for Decades Warn Germany Not to Fall for Anti-Russian Propaganda

Senior U.S. Intelligence Officers: Beware Flimsy “Intelligence” MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO We the undersigned are long-time veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of … Continue reading

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Review: Sibel Edmonds’ “The Lone Gladio”

A Great Read: As Good As Any Clancy Or Ludlum Novel … With a Twist I’m a sucker for Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum type spy novels. Sibel Edmonds’ The Lone Gladio is a great read. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is Now a ‘Third World’ Country

4.3% of Americans Survive on Less than $2/Day –  That’s Considered Poor in Even the Poorest Lands Eric Zuesse Slightly more than one American household with children in every 25 is surviving on less than $2 per day of income … Continue reading

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Movement to Declassify 9/11 Information Gathers Momentum

9/11 Commission Chairs, Congressmen and Intelligence Officers All Call for Declassification The 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs – Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean – have called for the 28-page section of the 9/11 Commission Report which is classified to be declassified. Kean … Continue reading

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Top NSA Whistleblower: We Need a New 9/11 Investigation Into the Destruction of the World Trade Center

The Observable Facts Were Ignored … Bill Binney is the NSA’s former senior technical director, 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, one of the world’s top crypto-mathematicians, who managed thousands of employees at the agency. … Continue reading

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Has the U.S. Targeted Nuclear-Armed Russia with Regime Change?

America Has Undertaken Regime Change In Many Countries Before In 1957, the U.S. and British governments planned regime change in Syria … because it was drifting too close to the Soviet Union. 20 years ago, influential U.S. government officials decided to … Continue reading

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Diane Ravitch Condemns ‘Accountability’, I Dissent, She Responds. So: Let’s All Discuss It.

Eric Zuesse On August 29th, America’s leading voice on ‘reform’ of k-12 education condemned President Obama for being supportive of ‘accountability’ in our educational system. Headlining “Why Is the Obama Administration Making War on Teachers,” she closed by wondering, “Why did President … Continue reading

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Judges’ Level of Empathy Correlated with Time of Day

Tired, Hungry Judges Are Mean We’ve previously noted that – contrary to the naive belief of many – judges are political animals.  See this, this, this and this. But they’re also just plain animals … like everyone else. Yes, they … Continue reading

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Why Does the U.S. Support a Country which was FOUNDED With Terrorism … and Is Still the MAIN SOURCE of Islamic Terrorism Today?

America Has Sold Its Soul for Oil A U.S. congressman for 6 years,  who is now a talking head on MSNBC (Joe Scarborough) says that – even if the Saudi government backed the 9/11 attacks – Saudi oil is too … Continue reading

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The Fed, Elites and the Islamic End-Times

Preface by Washington’s Blog: We have no idea about whether or not the author’s theory is correct. Even he acknowledges that it’s speculative. It is interesting, however. By D. Senti The development of ISIS, to anyone paying attention to the … Continue reading

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The Day Tokyo Got Blasted by Fukushima Radiation

3/15/2011 On March 15, 2011, the winds shifted … The Fukushima radiation which had been blowing out to sea suddenly turned and hit Tokyo: The image is a screenshot we took from a video released by the French government radiation … Continue reading

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Scientists Drastically Underestimated Amount of Fukushima Radiation Worldwide

Fukushima Radiation Has Spread Worldwide We noted 2 days after the Japanese earthquake that radiation from Fukushima could end up on the West Coast of North America. And see this. We started tracking the radioactive cesium released by Fukushima within … Continue reading

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More Than Twice as Many Americans “Strongly Disapprove” of Obama as “Strongly Approve”

Americans Have Lost Faith Polls have previously shown: Trust by Americans in all 3 branches of government have dropped to historic lows Congress is less popular than zombies, witches, dog poop, potholes, toenail fungus, hemorrhoids, cockroaches, lice, root canals, colonoscopies, … Continue reading

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I Blame The Central Banks

For the coming bond bubble disaster By Chris Martenson. Cross-Posted from Peak Prosperity. The current bubbles in financial assets — in equities and bonds of all grades and quality — raging in every major market across the globe are no … Continue reading

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Dangerous Crossroads: US-NATO To Deploy Ground Troops, Conduct Large Scale Naval Exercises against “Unnamed Enemy”

By professor Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research.  The World is at a dangerous Crossroads. The Western military alliance is in an advanced state of readiness. And so is Russia. Russia is heralded as the “Aggressor”. US-NATO military confrontation with Russia … Continue reading

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More than 50,000 U.S.-Backed Troops Are Fighting in Ukraine’s Civil War. Why?

Eric Zuesse The U.S. Government installed in February 2014 the current Ukrainian Government, which started Ukraine’s civil war against the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, who reject this Government. The U.S., and the Ukrainian Government that the U.S. installed, call the residents there “terrorists,” for … Continue reading

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Forget “Peak Oil” and “Peak Credit” … Are We On the Downslope of “Peak Intelligence”?

Is Modern Life Making Us Dumber? Scientists say that we have much smaller brains than our ancestors had 20,000 years ago … and we might have gotten stupider since agriculture became widespread. Huffington Post reports that we’ve probably gotten dumber … Continue reading

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What Einstein ACTUALLY Said About Israel and Palestine

Einstein Opposed Creation of Jewish State … Warned Against Mistreatment of Arabs Albert Einstein is one of the most prominent Jews in modern history. And there are numerous false rumors about Einstein’s stance on Israel and Palestinians.  For example, there … Continue reading

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The Problem Isn’t Islam … It’s ALL Religious Fundamentalism

While the Koran Calls for Violence, The Bible Is Even Worse … Calling for Genocide Christians and Jews rightly point out that the Koran is a violent text which calls on Muslims to attack “unbelievers”. But they fail to see … Continue reading

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Muhammad – the Founder of Islam – Specifically CONDEMNED AS SINNERS Anyone Who Failed to Protect Christians or Interfered with Christians’ Ability to Practice their Own Faith

The Achtiname of Muhammad – 626 AD Muslims Who Persecute Christians Are Violating a DIRECT ORDER from Muhammad ISIS and other Muslim extremists who persecute Christians are disobeying a direct order from Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Specifically, in 626 … Continue reading

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U.S. Backs Hotbeds of Islamic Fundamentalism

Why Are We Backing the Most Barbaric, Violent, Extreme Muslims … And Overthrowing Moderates? Salafis are the most violent, crazed fundamentalist Muslims. For example, both ISIS and Al Qaeda are Salafis. ISIS and other salafi terrorists represent a very small … Continue reading

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Muslim Leaders Worldwide Condemn ISIS

Many Americans Want to Know Why Muslims Aren’t Condemning ISIS ABC News’ Laura Ingraham, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Fox & Friends and other U.S. media commentators say that Muslims are silent and complicit in the barbarian crimes of ISIS.  Fox … Continue reading

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U.S. Wants to Bomb ISIS In Syria … Maybe We Should (cough) First Stop ARMING THEM?

If We Stop Arming, Funding and Training Terrorists, then Maybe We Won’t Have to Bomb Them Later U.S. foreign policy is schizophrenic. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says we need to attack the Sunni militants in Syria. … Continue reading

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New Terror Narrative Emerging: ISIS Supports American Resistance

By Daniel Taylor, Old Thinker News. In the ongoing effort by the establishment to demonize the Tea Party and resistance to an expanding federal government, a new narrative is emerging that could provide justification for a nation-wide crackdown on dissent. … Continue reading

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Handbook: 7 Basic Propaganda Devices

Preface: As part of our ongoing effort to expose propaganda techniques, we are posting the propaganda section of the Hasbara Handbook: Promoting Israel on Campus, originally leaked by Wikispooks. It is more than a decade old, as it refers to … Continue reading

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Demand Swells for Straight Answers on Plane in Ukraine

A long list of prominent individuals has signed, a number of organizations will be promoting next week, and you can be one of the first to sign right now, a petition titled “Call For Independent Inquiry of the Airplane Crash … Continue reading

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Ukraine Busted In ANOTHER Lie

Ukrainian Propaganda Fizzles … The Ukrainian government has been caught in lie after lie regarding the confrontation with Russia. The newest fib was a whopper … As the Daily Mail reports: Muddled security officials in Ukraine were last night forced … Continue reading

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The Crazy Money Incentive Which Led to Ferguson

You Won’t BELIEVE Why Police Harass So Many African-Americans In Ferguson We recently noted that the terrible handling of the economic crisis was one of the underlying causes of the conflict in Ferguson, Missouri. We pointed out in 2010 that … Continue reading

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The Insane Terrorist Group We Armed and Supported Now Greater Threat to U.S. than 9/11

The Guys We Armed Are Now Threatening to Blow Us Up American foreign policy is on par with the Keystone Cops or the Three Stooges. Today, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said ISIS is going to attack America … and … Continue reading

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The Secret Playbook of Internet Trolls

Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name What’s confusing you Is the nature of my game – The Rolling Stones What’s Confusing You Is the Nature of Their Game The reason that Internet trolls are effective is that … Continue reading

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Big Banks “Bought” Congress … So Credit Derivatives Are Bigger than Ever

The Causes of the 2008 Crisis Have Never Been Addressed We’ve noted for years that Washington never reined in the risky derivatives which helped cause the 2008 crash … and so the big banks hold more derivatives than ever. We’ve … Continue reading

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Sutton’s Theory of Elite Action

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  While we frequently write about the deeper currents underlying world events -  we know nothing about Anthony Sutton. But reader and guest poster D. Senti has a sent us a well-written piece summarizing Sutton’s theories … … Continue reading

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Former Mafia Boss Who Did a Lot of Business with Wall Street: Buy Physical Gold and Silver, Because Wall Street Steals Your Money

Crime Boss: Wall Street Has No Ethics The Colombo crime family’s former boss – Michael Franzese – says even he doesn’t trust Wall Street. Franzese – played by Joseph Bono in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie “GoodFellas” – spent 10 years … Continue reading

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War Journalist’s First Arrest Happens in Ferguson Speech Crackdown

Veteran international war journalist Ansgar Graw has reported in Georgia, the Gaza Strip, the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, China, and Cuba, but has never once been arrested. Now, under the boot of the man who Pulitzer winning journalist James Risen calls “the … Continue reading

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“Nazi Safaris in Ukraine: Militiaman Fighting Against Government Forces Speaks Out – ‘Some Are Willing to Pay to Hunt Insurgents’”

via: http://www.globalresearch.ca/nazi-safaris-in-ukraine-militiaman-fighting-against-government-forces-speaks-out-some-are-willing-to-pay-to-hunt-insurgents/5396524 “Nazi Safaris in Ukraine: Militiaman Fighting Against Government Forces Speaks Out – ‘Some Are Willing to Pay to Hunt Insurgents’” Highlights from an interview with an insurgent in southeastern Ukraine. Posted by Eric Zuesse. Written by Ilja Degtjarov. Original at … Continue reading

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Council On Foreign Relations: The Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s – Not Putin’s – Fault

Mainstream, Hawkish Group Blames the West for the Mess In Ukraine We’ve previously reported that it’s the West’s encirclement of Russia – breaking a key promise which led to the break-up of the Soviet Union – which is behind the … Continue reading

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Our ‘Enemies’ in Ukraine Speak

Eric Zuesse  co-posted along with with RINF Alternative News America’s ‘news’ media do not let the victims of Ukraine’s civil war — the people who are dying and being driven out from the southeastern regions of that country by the new … Continue reading

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Are the Rocket Attacks Which Break Israeli Ceasefires False Flags?

Is Hamas that Stupid … Or Are They Being Framed? The West looks at Hamas as the aggressor in Gaza, because of the numerous rockets fired into Israel. But undercover Israeli soldiers admitted in 2005 to throwing stones at other … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers Fought the Revolutionary War to Stop the Type of Militarized Police We Now Have In the U.S.

Founders Versus Ferguson … Former Congressman – and Cleveland mayor – Dennis Kucinich wrote a must-read post yesterday: The Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770, was a catalyst toward the American Revolution. Five civilians were killed by the British soldiers. … Continue reading

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Congress Members Who Approve Militarization of U.S. Police Receive 73% More Money from Defense Industry

Congress Is For Sale to the Highest Bidder Americans of all stripes oppose the militarization of U.S. police forces. For example: A December 2013 Reason-Rupe poll found that 58% of Americans thought that police militarization has gone too far A … Continue reading

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Does THIS Explain the “Snipers” Shadowing the Occupy Protests?

Was the Government Prepared to Deploy Snipers If the Occupy Protests Gained Momentum? TruthDig reported last year: “Did the FBI ignore, or even abet, a plot to assassinate Occupy Houston leaders?” asks investigative reporter Dave Lindorff at WhoWhatWhy. “What did … Continue reading

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Peak Inequality: The .01% And The Impoverishment Of Society

By David DeGraw. This is an adapted excerpt from my new book, The Economics of Revolution. I: The Ultra-Rich .01% II: The Systematic Impoverishment of Society III: Economic Slavery IV: Hidden Wealth & Shadow Banking V: The Aristocracy & The … Continue reading

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The Terrible Handling of the Economic Crisis Is a Cause of the Ferguson Riots

Bad Economic Policy Is Partly to Blame for Ferguson We noted 3 years ago that the terrible handling of the economic crisis would lead to civil unrest and riots. We noted that: A study this month by economists Hans-Joachim Voth … Continue reading

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What Effect Would Ebola Have On Our Economy?

The Economic Effects of Ebola Preface: Ebola will obviously have a devastating effect on those areas of West Africa where the disease is currently raging.  After all, no one wants to travel to an Ebola hot spot. But this essay … Continue reading

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Krugman: War Is BAD for the Economy

“War Necessarily Inflicts Severe Economic Harm Even On the Victor” We pointed out in 2009 that war is bad for the American economy. We noted in 2012 that military spending as “stimulus” can’t work, because conditions are different than they … Continue reading

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