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Ukraine: “We Target Civilians.” Separatists: “Their Targeting Maps Prove It.”

Eric Zuesse On the pro-regime Ukrainian TV station Hromandske TV — which is funded by the U.S. Government, the Dutch Government, and George Soros (via his International Renaissance Foundation or ‘Fund’) —  is reported that the Ukrainian Government is specifically targeting civilians to die … Continue reading

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Updated List of ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

Preface: Readers are encouraged to post historically-documented instances in which a member of a government admits that his or her government carried out a false flag attack. While there are many documented false flag attacks, we’re focused on finding cases … Continue reading

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The Ideology of the New Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The ideology of the new, post-coup, Ukraine, is the ideology of its leaders. Above all, Dmitriy Yarosh, the founder of Right Sector, is that; but so too are Andrei Beletsky, the founder of Azov Battalion; and Andriy Parubiy and … Continue reading

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Meet Loretta Lynch – Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Who Might be Even Worse than Eric Holder

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, On matters of policy, Ms. Lynch called capital punishment “an effective penalty” and said she disagreed with Mr. Obama’s statements that marijuana was no more harmful than alcohol. She called the National … Continue reading

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The Death Of The American Dream In 22 Numbers

By Michael Snyder. We are the generation that gets to witness the end of the American Dream.  The numbers that you are about to see tell a story.  They tell a story of a once mighty economy that is dying.  … 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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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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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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As The Middle Class Evaporates, Global Oligarchs Plan Their Escape Form The Impoverished Pleb Masses

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The middle class has shrunk consistently over the past half-century. Until 2000, the reason was primarily because more Americans moved up the income ladder. But since then, the reason has shifted: There … Continue reading

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Handcuffs, Leg Shackles and Tasers: The New Face of Punishment in the Public Schools

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “In many parts of the country, teachers are viewed as beyond reproach, much like doctors, police officers, or clergy … and, therefore, are rarely challenged about … 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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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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The REAL Terror Threat

Worse Than Islamic Radicals? While Islamic terrorists are scary, other threats are much more dangerous. For example, while the government has hyped the threat of terrorists causing a power outage, the numbers tell a different story: (Background.) Why isn’t Homeland … Continue reading

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Mariupol-Donetsk-Frunza! Can Poroshenko Escape Crimes Against Humanity Trial?

George Eliason A little over a week ago Petro Poroshenko ordered an all out assault on Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Faced with massive losses during the first few days the Poroshenko regime has resorted unsuccessfully to get both republic’s … 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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Western Politicians and Media Rush To Issue Tributes To King That Led The World In Beheadings, Whipped Bloggers For Criticism & Banned Women From Driving

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dead at 90 American politicians and mainstream media are falling all over themselves praising the late Saudi King Abdullah. King Abdullah was a man of wisdom & vision. US has lost a friend & Kingdom of … Continue reading

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Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 25 Times the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents COMBINED

And Obama Is Arguably More Hostile Towards The Press Than Any President In History The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined. This administration has also obtained much longer jail sentences against whistleblowers than previous presidents. … 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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Top Counter-Terrorism Agency: Citizens Should Be Armed To Stop Terror Attacks

Head of International Police Agency:  Arming Citizens May Be the Best Way to Stop Terrorists The head of the world’s international police agency (Interpol) – which is very active in counter-terror efforts – said last October that arming citizens might … Continue reading

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Ukraine Attacks Bus and Trolley in Center of Donetsk

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. This morning January 22nd at 8:30 local time in Donetsk the Ukrainian army fired what appear to be 82mm shells at buses and trolleys near the center of the city. The … 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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This Is How The US Government Convinces A Newspaper To Kill A Story

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Under President George W. Bush, the White House urged reporters to withhold accounts about many of the most contentious aspects in the war on terrorism: the existence of a secret prison in Thailand, … 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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No, the American People DON’T Support Torture

Were Widely-Publicized Polls Misleading? We reported last month that Americans support torture … because they don’t know the facts. But it turns out that Americans’ view on torture may be more nuanced than that. As several professors reported on December … Continue reading

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Poll: People All Over the World Blame Bad Government Policy for Runaway Inequality

Big Corporations Are Only Part of the Problem … We’ve extensively documented that runaway inequality is one of the main threats to economic stability … and peace. And we’ve shown that we’ve now got king-and-serf levels of inequality … and … Continue reading

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Even Central Bankers Now Admit QE Doesn’t Work

Even As European Central Bank Is Set to Unleash a Massive Round of Quantitative Easing, Central Bank Heads Admit QE Doesn’t Work The former head of the Bank of England – Mervyn King – said today that more QE will … Continue reading

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The Dire State of Our Nation (What You Won’t Hear from the Politicians)

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in … 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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Welcome To The Oligarch Recovery: Majority Of Public School Students Are In Poverty For First Time In 50 Years

Submitted by Mike krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, “When they first come in my door in the morning, the first thing I do is an inventory of immediate needs: Did you eat? Are you clean? A big part of my … Continue reading

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Islamic State Has Tripled Its Territory In Syria Since U.S. Started Airstrikes

The following Wall Street Journal graphic shows that ISIS has more than tripled the amount of territory it holds in Syria since the U.S. started bombing: Heck of a job, guys … just brilliant! Mission accomplished, fellas?

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Why Did the Air Force’s Top Officials at the Pentagon Delay Responding to the 9/11 Attacks?

By Shoestring. The immediate response to the 9/11 attacks of dozens of the most senior U.S. Air Force officials at the Pentagon who were together in a meeting when the attacks began appears to have been far from what we … 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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There Are More Blacks Under Correctional Control Today Than In 1850 Slaveholding America … More Are In Jail Than In Apartheid South Africa … And More Are Disenfranchised Than The Year The Constitutional Amendment Giving Blacks the Right To Vote Was Ratified

Blacks Possess Drugs Less Frequently Than Whites, But Are Put In Prison Much More Frequently – And For Much Longer – Than Whites The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world … higher than Russia, China, Saudi … Continue reading

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Stunning Terrorism Statistics that Nobody Wants You to Know

Terrorists, Counter-Terror “Experts”, and Governments Are All Motivated to Cover Up the Facts Experts say that  terrorists are strongly motivated –  for two reasons – to exaggerate their abilities to inflict damage: (1)  Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence … Continue reading

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Authoritarians Use Paris Terror Attack As Excuse for Power Grab

In the Wake of French Terror, Governments Demand More Mass Surveillance In the wake of the terror attack on the publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris, governments from around the world are calling for increased surveillance. But top security experts agree … 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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From Neighborhood Cops to Robocops: The Changing Face of American Police

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means If 2014 was the year of militarized … Continue reading

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For Sale To The Highest Bidder – How Middle Eastern Governments Are Buying Off The US Political Process

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The quaint notion that the U.S. political system remotely resembles either a Republic or a Democracy should have been abandoned long ago. Any lingering illusions were surely extinguished last year, when an academic … Continue reading

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Poroshenko and Harf Shift Blame in Bus Tragedy to Justify Kiev Atrocity

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. On January 13th 12 Ukrainian passengers on a bus in Ukraine heading toward Donetsk in Ukraine’s breakaway Donbass region were killed in an explosion near the Ukrainian town of Volnovaha. Ten … 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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When The Camera Lies: Our Surveillance Society Needs A Dose Of Integrity To Be Reliable

By Joshua Gans, University of Toronto and Steve Mann, University of Toronto At this moment, there are likely many eyes on you. If you are reading this article in a public place, a surveillance camera might be capturing your actions … Continue reading

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Bandera – The Legacy of Self-Loathing Nazis in America Part 2 The NYT Attempt to Call a Coup a Failure

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Why does the New York Times which is one of the most prestigious media outlets in the world think it can change world history in front of your eyes by calling … Continue reading

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There Are More Slaves Today Than Ever Before In Human History

And Even Slaves Had More Equality Than Many “Free People” Today Pope Francis rang in the New Year by calling on people to work together to end slavery: All of us are called to be free, all are called to … Continue reading

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FBI Counter-Terrorism Expert: ISIS Likely Did NOT Hack Centcom … Anonymous Collective: Centcom Hackers Were In MARYLAND

Cyber Caliphate … Or Digital Diversion? Centcom’s Twitter and Youtube accounts were allegedly hacked by ISIS today. But former high-level FBI counter-terrorism agent Ali Soufan tweets, “I doubt they are ISIS… ISIS never calls themselves ISIS“: Interesting. I doubt they … Continue reading

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If Muslims Are Responsible for Muslim Terrorism …

If Muslims are responsible for Muslim terrorism, then … All Christians are responsible for Ku Klux Klan violence against African-Americans. And all Christians are responsible for the Norwegian terrorist who murdered 77 civilians. And all Christians are responsible for the … Continue reading

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Bandera – The Legacy of Self-Loathing Nazis in America Part 1

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Stepan Bandera’s 106th birthday celebration passed on New Year’s day 2015 and the question of what it means in Ukraine is front and center again. Are there really nazis in Ukraine … 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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How to Beat Terrorism: Stop Making the Same 7 Mistakes

The 7 Ways to Stop Terrorism In the wake of the barbaric Paris terror attack, everyone is debating how to stop further terrorism. Some say we need more war against Islamic countries … or more spying … or more crackdowns … Continue reading

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Top Russian, American and Polish Leaders Warn that Continued Fighting In Ukraine Could Lead to Nuclear War

The Stakes Are Too High Not to Negotiate Peace Former Soviet leader and Nobel prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev warned today that the battle in Ukraine could result in a nuclear war: “A war of this kind would unavoidably lead to … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Matrix: Enslaved By Technology & The Internet Of Things

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute.   “There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on … 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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On The Verge Of The Next Economic Crisis, 62 Percent Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck

By Michael Snyder. Nearly two-thirds of all Americans are completely and totally unprepared for the next economic crisis.  As you will read about below, a new survey has found that only 38 percent of Americans have enough money on hand … Continue reading

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Muslim Policeman Died Defending the Right of French Cartoonists to Mock His Religion

Police Officer Ruthlessly Assassinated by Terrorist Was a Muslim You know the French policeman defending the French cartoonists who was ruthlessly killed by the terrorists? He was Muslim … The Atlantic notes: For a number of reasons, the death of … 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 Pen is Mightier than the Terrorist … #Charlie Hebdo

Artwork by Anthony Freda More brilliant cartoons on the French terror attack.

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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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Muslims Everywhere Condemn Terror Attack

Condemnation Is Immediate and Global We’ve extensively documented that Muslims worldwide condemn ISIS. And see this. Slideshow by Adam Johnson Similarly, the condemnation of yesterday’s barbaric terrorist attack in Paris has been global and immediate.   Here’s a sampling of condemnation … 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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The First Question to Ask After Any Terror Attack: Was It a False Flag?

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: Japanese troops set off a small explosion on a train track in … Continue reading

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“The Proper Response to Today’s Tragic Events Should Be for EVERY Publication On The Planet To Print Depictions of the Prophet Muhammad”

What Should Be Done In the Wake of the French Terror Attack? We at Washington’s Blog have done as much as anyone to dispel the myth that all Muslims are terrorists. (Here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). And … Continue reading

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“EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid”

By Ellen Brown. Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken. The Greeks have been threatened with a “Cyprus-Style prolonged bank holiday” if they “vote wrong.” … 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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11 Predictions Of Economic Disaster In 2015 From Top Experts All Over The Globe

By Michael Snyder. Will 2015 be a year of financial crashes, economic chaos and the start of the next great worldwide depression?  Over the past couple of years, we have all watched as global financial bubbles have gotten larger and … Continue reading

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Obama Has Killed More People with Drones than Died On 9/11

Many Civilians Are Being Killed By Drones Law school teacher Marjorie Cohn – president of the National Lawyers Guild – writes: Obama has killed more people with drones than died on 9/11. Many of those killed were civilians, and only … 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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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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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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The Conflicts In Afghanistan and Iraq Were “The Most Expensive Wars In U.S. History” … and They’re Not Wrapped Up Yet

We’re In the Longest Continuous Period of War In U.S. History Time reported yesterday: A truer measure of the wars’ total costs pegs them at between $4 trillion and $6 trillion. This fuller accounting includes “long-term medical care and disability … Continue reading

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If Quantitative Easing Works, Why Has It Failed to Kick-Start Inflation?

QE Has Failed to Spark Inflation Quantitative easing (QE) was supposed to stimulate the economy and pull us out of deflation. But the third round of quantitative easing (“QE3″) in the U.S. failed to raise inflation expectations. And QE hasn’t … Continue reading

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The CIA and Other Government Agencies Have Long Used Propaganda Against the American People

The Government’s Been Deploying Propaganda On U.S. Soil for Many Years The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press: Wikipedia adds … 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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We’ve Known for Over 2,000 Years that Torture Produces False Confessions

We’ve Known Since Ancient Rome that Torture Doesn’t Work In 72 BC  – 2,086 years ago – Cicero (the well-known Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist and consul)  pointed out that torture creates conditions of fear and desperate hope … Continue reading

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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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Even CIA Admits Torture Doesn’t Work

Even the Agency Which DID the Torture Says It Doesn’t Work Seton Hall Law School Professor Jonathan Hafetz made an important point today : CIA director, John O Brennan, admitted that the agency “has not concluded that it was the … Continue reading

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Big Banks Conspire with Giant Oil Company to Manipulate Currency Markets

Banks and Energy Companies Rig Currency Markets It has long been known that currency markets are massively rigged. And see this, this, and this. But the banks not only shared confidential information with each other … they also shared it … Continue reading

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Has the Largest Nuclear Plant In Europe – Located In Ukraine – Suffered a Major Accident?

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  Investigative journalism requires asking questions in the face of potential cover-ups.  Guest writer George Eliason is asking question, and admitting both that (1) the reports are unconfirmed and (2) he doesn’t have the necessary expertise to … 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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FBI Busted Falsely Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack

I Hate North Korea’s Leaders … But They Didn’t Do It I hate North Korea’s leaders … They’re not only clowns sporting bad haircuts and weird clothes, but they live in luxury while the population literally starves. But the FBI’s official … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Kiev’s Official Starvation, Torture, Rape, and Murder

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Imagine a sign pinned to the podium on the floor of the US Senate that reads Ferguson will be ours! Pictured on it is an armored personnel carrier with the United … 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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Good News On Nuclear … For a Change

2 Pieces of Great News There are 2 pieces of very good news this week concerning nuclear power. Today, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant was shut down. This is good news because Vermont Yankee was a very old reactor … Continue reading

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CIA Chief In Vietman : The Communists Learned from Their Torture Mistakes More Quickly than America Did From Ours

CIA Has Repeated Its Mistakes Again and Again I’m no fan of Communists. But it is interesting that Newsweek reports that the Communist Viet Cong learned from their torture mistakes … while the CIA didn’t: The Vietnamese agency’s review cited … Continue reading

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West Uses Anti-Terror Laws to Murder Farmers, Small-Time Drug Dealers and Low-Level Taliban Members

Poppy Farmers, Drug Couriers and Drug Dealers Targeted for Death by Drone Spiegel reported yesterday that drug dealers and low-level Taliban members were targeted for death by drone: NATO didn’t just target the Taliban leadership, but also eliminated mid- and … 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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Senior U.S. Government Officials: Release the Full Torture Report

Senior U.S. Intelligence Officers Call on Senator Udall to Release the Torture Report With permission from Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. MEMORANDUM FOR: Senator Mark Udall FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Stopping Torture We, the undersigned are veteran intelligence officers … 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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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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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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Did The Saudis And The US Collude In Dropping Oil Prices?

By Andrew Topf via OilPrice.com The oil price drop that has dominated the headlines in recent weeks has been framed almost exclusively in terms of oil market economics, with most media outlets blaming Saudi Arabia, through its OPEC Trojan horse, … 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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