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Politics and World News

Is John Brennan the Mastermind Behind Russiagate?

Authored by Mike Whitney via Unz.com, The report (“The Dossier”) that claims that Donald Trump colluded with Russia, was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. The company that claims that Russia hacked DNC computer servers, was paid … Continue reading

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Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. In part one of this series, we looked at the top level of the privatized intelligence community showing that large for-profit companies and individual actors have other interests in mind than … Continue reading

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The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute.   “Why throw money at defense when everything is falling down around us? Do we need to spend more money on our military (about $600 billion this year) than the next seven countries combined? … Continue reading

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U.S. Intelligence Crisis Poses a Threat to the World (Part 1)

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Back in 1991, during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the general consensus of the intelligence community was that America needed a strong Russia. Russians bore the weight of dismantling the … Continue reading

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The Problem with Conspiracy Theories

People today spend a lot of time talking about conspiracy theories. These theories often do harm because they divert attention away from the facts and thereby allow real crimes and other harmful effects to continue. Such conspiracy theories can be … Continue reading

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The Empire’s Horrifying Plot To Franchise The White Helmets Worldwide

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com. I sat down with my coffee this beautiful Australian morning to watch two of my favorite independent media figures jam together in a Corbett Report interview of renowned independent investigative journalist Vanessa Beeley. About two-thirds of … Continue reading

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Breaking: US-Backed Free Syrian Army Group Shoots Down Russian Jet, Kills Pilot

By Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. The Jaysh al-Nasr rebel group in Syria, part of the US-backed Free Syrian Army, has posted footage of its fighters celebrating the shoot-down of a Russian Suhkoi-25 jet fighter in … Continue reading

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The Increasing Likelihood Of Nuclear War Should Straighten Out All Our Priorities

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via CaitlinJohnstone.com, A Russian pilot has been killed by US-armed terrorists in Syria. The Ron Paul Institute‘s Daniel McAdams writes the following about this new development: “The scenario where a US-backed, US-supplied jihadist group in Syria … Continue reading

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Nunes Memo Reports Crimes at Top of FBI and DOJ

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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The Biggest Nunes Memo Revelations Have Little To Do With Its Content

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com. I think it’s very fitting that the ever-tightening repetitive loops of America’s increasingly schizophrenic partisan warfare have finally hit peak shrillness and skyrocketed into a white noise singularity on Groundhog Day. Right about now I feel … Continue reading

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Here’s the Nunes Memo On the FBI and Russia Investigation … Read It For Yourself

Here it is in text form … To:                   HPSCI Majority Members From:              HPSCI Majority Staff Subject:           Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Purpose This memorandum provides Members an update on … Continue reading

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Will Congress Face Down the Deep State?

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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Foxes in Charge of Intelligence Hen House

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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We Can Do A Lot Better Than This

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. Politics is absolutely hopeless. That’s why everything has gone wrong. You have ninety-nine percent … Continue reading

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Destroying Syria: Why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?

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. The Donald Trump administration is planning to install a 30,000 strong armed “security force” in … Continue reading

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Untying PropOrNot: Who They Are … and a Look at 2017’s Biggest Fake News Story

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Preface by Washington’s Blog: A leading cybersecurity expert has publicly said that Mr. Eliason’s research as  presented in this article does not violate the law.  Washington’s Blog does not express an opinion … Continue reading

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How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money

By Ellen Brown, EllenBrown.com In a blatant example of “do as I say, not as I do,” the US government is profiting handsomely by accepting marijuana cash in the payment of taxes while imposing huge penalties on banks for accepting … Continue reading

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Things Are Getting Worse, Not Better: Round Ups, Checkpoints and National ID Cards

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney at the Rutherford Institute, “The roundups are getting worse. The checkpoints are getting worse. The harassment is getting worse. The things we were worried would happen are happening.”—Angus Johnston, professor at the … Continue reading

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The NSA Is a Blackmail Agency

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, The main function of the National Security Administration is to collect the dirt on members of the house and senate, the staffs, principal contributors, and federal judges. The dirt is used to enforce silence about … Continue reading

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The Terrorism Lottery

In 1948, The New Yorker published what would become one of the most famous short stories in American literature. This was The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson, which told the tale of a community that, once every year, selected a citizen … Continue reading

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Democrat Says Americans Owe Nazis for Suffering and Gives ISIS Eulogy on C-SPAN

Can you believe it? 2018 is the year of the NAZI snowflake! They whine, cry, and they still kill innocent people. They also donate a lot of money to Congressional Reps who support their goals. When congressional leaders openly believe … Continue reading

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The British Empire In Yemen

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. Over the holidays, I began watching a Netflix/BBC series entitled The Last Post, which revolves around a contingent of British troops in the early 1960s stationed in Aden, a port city in Yemen, … Continue reading

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Media Lies About Fake News

Eric Zuesse A major new Gallup report that was issued on January 16th headlined “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy” (it’s issued in conjunction with the Knight Foundation) and it finds that “Internet-only news websites” are the least-trusted of all … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

By Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, and Senior Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.  A former economics professor, Dr. Roberts is listed by Who’s Who in America … Continue reading

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MLK’s Political Evolution through the 1960s

Maybe we just have to admit that the day of violence is here, and maybe we just have to give up and let violence take its course.  The nation won’t listen to our voice – maybe it’ll heed the voice … Continue reading

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What it was Like Thinking a Ballistic Missile was Speeding Toward Us in Hawaii

Yesterday morning, while I was drinking coffee and reading and my wife was getting ready for work, we heard an emergency alert sound from our phones.  I figured it would be a storm warning, but the weather was clear.  My … Continue reading

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The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate

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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A Tale of Two Americas: Where the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Go to Jail

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, the Rutherford Institute. “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest … Continue reading

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Censorship “Is The Cause Of Every Revolution In Human History”

In response to a question about stopping “fake news”, Edward Snowden notes: Censorship does not do good. We might want to believe it does, and this gets into the fake news problem, for example, that if we just empower Facebook … Continue reading

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Prominent Nobel Prize Winning Economist Called for Cryptocurrency In 1999

Preface: Cryptocurrencies may be in a speculative bubble. And they may be taken over by people trying to push a corrupt agenda. But even so, the genesis of the idea for crypto was one of freedom from government oppression. Milton … Continue reading

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A Tale of 2 Ukraines- Health Care in War-Torn Lugansk and Peaceful Kiev Part 2

In 2014, villages, towns, and sections of cities were destroyed near the front line in LNR (Lugansk People’s Republic) and DNR. Early on, a lot of people were forced to stay because the banks disappeared overnight. Your savings was gone … Continue reading

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Why are Trump’s troops training ISIS terrorists?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When Donald Trump ran for the U.S. Presidency, his biggest foreign-affairs promise (which he copied from Ted Cruz) was to defeat “radical Islamic terrorism”; but, on December 27th, the Russian Government publicly accused Trump’s … Continue reading

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Who Are the Leading State Sponsors of Terrorism?

By former CIA officer Philip Giraldi. Originally published by the Strategic Culture Foundation. As 2017 draws to a close, it is difficult to be optimistic about what will be coming in the new year. The American President, whose margin of victory … Continue reading

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Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?”

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?” EXECUTIVE SUMMARY/BACKGROUND  We are concerned by recent strident and stark public statements from key members of your Administration that paint Iran … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now: 2017 Was Another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

By constitutional and civil rights lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute.   “Everyday the future looks a little bit darker.” ― Alan Moore, Watchmen Nothing has changed. Just our luck that 2017 gave us more of the same bad news … Continue reading

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Addendum to Dr. Theodore Postol’s Assessment of the White House Report on Syria Chemical Attack

Addendum to A Quick Turnaround Assessment of the White House Intelligence Report Issued on April 11, 2017 About the Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria Theodore A. Postol Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy at the … Continue reading

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How Military Decisions Are REALLY Made

Here’s how the U.S. actually makes decisions on when to go to war: First. Decisions are made based – not upon defense – but upon gaining economic and geostrategic advantage. For example, America has a policy of using the military … Continue reading

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How Vault 7 Tools Used by Private Contractors Build MSM News- Part 2

So, let’s begin at the end. The fastest way to get things done on a geopolitical level has become hiring the private Intel and policy-making professionals and letting them loose as experts to the mainstream media. Who is using chemical weapons on … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Top Missile and Chemical Weapons Expert Debunks Trump’s Claims About Syrian Chemical Weapons

The Trump administration claims that it has proof that the Syrian government dropped chemical weapons from an airplane on April 4th. But a top missile and chemical weapons expert told Washington’s Blog today that the weapon was not delivered by … Continue reading

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Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons

The Trump administration accuses the Syrian government of using chemical weapons, and claims this is a rare occurrence from a rogue government. Not only did Sean Spicer say that Hitler never used chemical weapons, but Secretary of Defense Mattis said: … Continue reading

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MIT Rocket Scientist: White House Claims on Syria Chemical Attack “Cannot Be True”

One of the world’s leading rocket scientists, national security advisor and MIT Professor Theodore Postol, who has won awards for debunking claims about missile defense systems and has been a scientific adviser to the US Chief of Naval Operations, says … Continue reading

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Beware the Dogs of War: Is the American Empire on the Verge of Collapse?

By constitutional and civil rights attorney John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent … Continue reading

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Intelligence and Military Sources Who Warned About Weapons Lies Before Iraq War Now Say that Assad Did NOT Launch Chemical Weapon Attack

Former U.N weapons inspector Scott Ritter warned before the start of the Iraq war that claims that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction were false. Sunday, Ritter wrote that current claims that the leader of Syria launched a chemical … Continue reading

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Top Former U.S. Military and Intelligence Officials: Trump Should Rethink Syrian Escalation

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)* SUBJECT: Syria: Was It Really “A Chemical Weapons Attack”? 1 – We write to give you an unambiguous warning of the threat of armed hostilities with Russia – with the risk of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Bombing of Syria: Continuation of a Policy Which Started Only 3 Years After Syria Became an Independent Nation … When Trump Was 2 Years Old

The CIA backed a right-wing coup in Syria in 1949, a mere 3 years after Syria became an independent country. Clark University History professor Douglas Little notes: Recently declassified records… confirm that beginning on November 30, 1948, [CIA operative Stephen] … Continue reading

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Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Worse than Syria; with US Assistance, Saudi Starving Yemen: Porter

Gelhorn Prize-winning journalist Gareth Porter: By February 2016, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as a result of the Saudi blockade was already worse than Syria’s. The UN Security Council had a series of meetings about humanitarian access in both Syria … Continue reading

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[Fake] Breaking News: Citing ‘Humanitarian Concern’, Putin Strikes Child-Killing US-Allies Saudi Arabia and Israel

Upon observing the jubilation in US elite circles over Trump’s illegal bombing of Syrian military equipment (reportedly also killing several civilians) in response to an as-yet unattributed chemical weapons attack (a similar 2013 attacked was initially blamed on Assad by … Continue reading

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US Public Directed to Condemn Chemical Attacks and Election Interference – Unless Carried Out by US or Collaborators

Dr. Noam Chomsky, a scholar who taught classes on US foreign policy at MIT and whom International Business Times notes is “one of the world’s most eminent academics and political commentators”, gave a more than one hour-long interview this week … Continue reading

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STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

If you prefer fake news, fake data, and a fake narrative about an improving economy and stock market headed to 30,000, don’t read this fact based, reality check article. The level of stupidity engulfing the country has reached epic proportions, … Continue reading

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US Selectively Invokes Liberal Virtues to Serve War Propaganda: Bashar Assad Today; Bertrand Russell in 1922

Interviewer: “All sides in this war have been accused of civilian casualties, but Western media has been almost completely silent about the atrocities committed by the rebels” [who, according to internal US government analysis, operate predominantly under the umbrellas of … Continue reading

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