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Politics and World News

New U.S. National Military Strategy: U.S. May Invade Any Non-‘Ally’

Eric Zuesse On July 1st, the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued “The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015” (officially dated June 2015), and at its top is: “U.S. ENDURING NATIONAL INTERESTS: The security of the United States, … Continue reading

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Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate Fourth of July

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Ukrainian Govt. Acknowledges Some of Its Leaders Are Nazis

Eric Zuesse On July 3rd, the Ukrainian newspaper Vesti  headlined “The Ministry of Justice Acknowledges UNA-UNSO Collaborated with Nazis,” and reported that, “Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has officially recognized that the members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization UNA-UNSO fought on the side of … Continue reading

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Why Did Navy Staffers at the Pentagon Fail to Respond to the Attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11?

By Shoestring, Shoestring 9/11 Blog. “Readiness is the name of the game and the ability of our people to respond is the second part of it.”– Admiral Robert Natter, commander of the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet on September 11, 2001 … Continue reading

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Government Trolls Are Using ‘Psychology-Based Influence Techniques’ On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter

By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream. Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll?  Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things.  Thanks to … Continue reading

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The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. Keep an eye on the shadow banking system – it is about to be shaken to the core.  According to the Financial Stability Board, the size of the global shadow banking system has reached … Continue reading

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Study Shows U.S. Police Far More Concerned About “Anti-Government” Domestic Extremists than Al-Qaeda

Submitted by Mike Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg. U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government  extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS). The … Continue reading

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16 Facts About The Tremendous Financial Devastation That We Are Seeing All Over The World

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. As we enter the second half of 2015, financial panic has gripped most of the globe.  Stock prices are crashing in China, in Europe and in the United States.  Greece is on the verge … Continue reading

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Former Senator Opines on the Incredible Corruption in America and the Fourth Branch of Government

Submitted by Mike Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg. On a more personal level, how can public service be promoted as an ideal to young people when this sewer corrupts our Republic? At this point in early twenty-first-century America, the greatest service our … Continue reading

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Why The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Is Such A Huge Threat To The U.S. Financial System

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. The debt crisis in Puerto Rico could potentially cost financial institutions in the United States tens of billions of dollars in losses.  This week, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla publicly announced that Puerto … Continue reading

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New Thousand Page Pentagon War Manual Potentially Lumps Journalists in with “Unprivileged Belligerents”

Submitted by Mike Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg. A 1,176 page Pentagon war manual was recently released that hasn’t received the attention it deserves. The book of combat instructions, titled “Department of Defense Law of War Manual,” apparently covers rules of war for all branches of … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett: Derivatives Are Still Weapons Of Mass Destruction And ‘Are Likely To Cause Big Trouble’

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. After all these years, the most famous investor in the world still believes that derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.  And you know what?  He is exactly right.  The next great global financial … Continue reading

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Facts that Make Fox’s Blood Boil

In one of its innumerable segments in a never-ending terrorist propaganda stream attempting to portray Christians and the US, the world’s biggest human rights violator, as global victims, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, rightly, condemns the alleged criminal treatment … Continue reading

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CrossTalk: New Cold War, feat. Hedges, Swanson, Golstein

Excellent episode of CrossTalk, featuring Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Washington’s Blog contributor David Swanson, and Vladimir Golstein of Brown University.

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CNN: Obama White House Lied ‘We Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Private Email’

Eric Zuesse On July 1st, CNN reported that “President Barack Obama’s top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state,” and that, “Obama officials — including Axelrod — had said they were unaware Clinton was using a … Continue reading

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Time to retire “rallying point for racists and murderers, the stars and stripes”

Check out Scottish comedian and writer Frankie Boyle’s biting response to the Charleston shooting and related events.  A couple of excerpts: …white America wants to believe that its racial fault lines only run as deep as the Confederate flag [but] … Continue reading

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Current Oil Price Slump Far From Over

The oil price collapse of 2014-2015 began one year ago this month (Figure 1). The world crossed a boundary in which prices are not only lower now but will probably remain lower for some time. It represents a phase change … Continue reading

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How Greece Crisis Could Drag Oil Prices Down

The Greek tragedy is reaching its climax. The discussions between Greece and its European creditors broke down over the weekend, with the two sides still at an impasse. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras balked at deeper austerity cuts to the … Continue reading

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May the #LoveWins Victory Spur Us On to Increased Political Involvement

#LoveWins is a tremendous, hard won victory of popular persistence and pressure, a new and vibrant illustration that cultural change can be made when a population cares deeply and applies unrelenting, ever-increasing pressure until the job is done, the non-negotiable … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’s Idiocy (or Is It Psychopathy?)

Eric Zuesse Bill Gates was interviewed in the Thursday June 25th Financial Times, about global warming investments, and he said some remarkably stupid things, but explaining what he said requires a lot of intelligence; so, maybe what he said isn’t … Continue reading

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Malaysian Pressure Forces MH17 Investigation to UN

Eric Zuesse Malaysia, frustrated by the refusal of the official international investigation-team to produce any clear evidence yet of whom to blame for the downing of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the Ukrainian civil-war zone on 17 July 2014, has … Continue reading

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Pentagon Admits for First Time to Testing Mustard Gas, Other Lethal Chem Weapons on 60,000 Troops Circa WWII

As brutal treatment of African Americans and other minorities in the US makes world headlines and is condemned at the UN, NPR reports: When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, … Continue reading

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Firsthand Accounts of Israeli Massacre in Gaza

The UN has now released its investigation into Israel’s 2014 massacre in Gaza.  While the report covers crimes committed by both Israel and the comparatively defenseless resistance bands in the Gaza refugee ghetto, international law experts remind that this does … Continue reading

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Percentage of Health-Uninsureds in U.S. Rises by 1.7%

Since Obama First Promised to Lower It by 100% Eric Zuesse On 23 June 2015, Bloomberg news bannered “Uninsured Rate Falls to Lowest Since Obamacare Implementation” and reported that, “Last year, 16.3 percent of adults under age 65, or about 31.7 million … Continue reading

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Update to US War Manual Makes it Easier to Defend Killing Journalists

The US has always been a deadly force for journalists.  The US invasion of Iraq launched in 2003, for example, as Al Jazeera reports, is the single “deadliest war for journalists” ever waged: “More journalists were killed during the US-led … Continue reading

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The Day the Earth Died

And Why Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Etc., Were Virtually Silent About It Eric Zuesse As the civilizations that we all know, and love, and lived, slide increasingly into totalitarian misery; and the environment, which had been our lives, becomes less and … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup

Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko requests the supreme court of Ukraine to declare that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by an illegal operation; in other words, that the post-Yanukovych government, including Poroshenko’s own Presidency, came into power from … Continue reading

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America’s U.N. Ambassador Continues Standing Up for Nazis

Eric Zuesse Recently, President Barack Obama’s friend whom he appointed to represent this country at the United Nations visited Ukraine and used the Ukrainian-language translation and variant of the German Nazi Party’s “Deutschland über alles,” or  “Germany above all,” to … Continue reading

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IMF Violates IMF Rules, to Continue Ukraine Bailouts

Eric Zuesse The IMF, whose bailout operations are absorbed by the taxpayers in the member countries whenever a particular bailed-out nation defaults, announced on Friday, June 19th, that it will “continue to support Ukraine through its Lending-into-Arrears Policy even in the event … Continue reading

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How Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Are Designed to End Democracy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has for years been negotiating with European and Asian nations — but excluding Russia and China, since he is aiming to defeat them in his war to extend the American empire (i.e, to extend … Continue reading

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NATO Lies to NPR

Eric Zuesse On June 17th, U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed NATO’s and America’s General Ben Hodges, who is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army in Europe, which is “NATO’s most senior land forces command.” He said (after 4:54 in the audio): “This … Continue reading

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By Definition, An Aggressor Cannot Act in Defense

The statement that Israel has the right to defend itself against Palestine is similar to the statement that if, say, the US annexed, occupied, and started building illegal settlements in Cuba (the parts the US isn’t already illegally occupying and … Continue reading

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The Secret Racism of Obama’s Top Enforcer in Ukraine

THE WHO’S WHO AT THE TOP OF THE COUP U.S. President Barack Obama (via his State Department official Victoria Nuland, and Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt) relied chiefly upon Andrei Parubiy (“the Commandant of Maidan”) to be the CEO of … Continue reading

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Life in Ukraine Since the U.S. Coup There in Feb. 2014

Eric Zuesse, 18 June 2015, 2:30 PM in NYC The following is a reader-comment that was just posted from someone in Ukraine to an article whose links document America’s coup there in February 2014 in the formerly peaceable but corrupt country, and the subsequent ethnic … Continue reading

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US Human Experimentation on Poor Guatemalans in Post-War Period

Prolific author and researcher David Swanson wrote today about how the US has always been a regular contributor to involuntary experimentation on humans, through various means. Human experimentation, while a pretty poor representation of US public values or public values … Continue reading

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U.S. May Position for a War Against Russia

Russia Says It Will Respond If U.S. Does So Eric Zuesse On Saturday, June 13th, The New York Times bannered, “U.S. Is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe,” and Russia’s response to the announcement wasn’t long in coming. The Russian equivalent … Continue reading

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CONSUMERS NOT FOLLOWING ORDERS

Last week the government reported personal income and spending for April. After months of blaming non-existent consumer spending on cold weather, shockingly occurring during the Winter, the captured mainstream media pundits, Ivy League educated Wall Street economist lackeys, and Keynesian … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Backs Fast-Track on Obama’s Trade Deals

Eric Zuesse On Sunday, June 14th, Hillary Clinton came out publicly for the first time in support of President Obama’s trade-deals — TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, and on TISA with all nations to lower the standards on banking … Continue reading

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The Two Contending Visions of World Government

The Origin & Broader Context of Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed ‘Trade’ deals are actually about whether the world is heading toward a dictatorial world government — a dictatorship by the hundred or so global … Continue reading

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Fast-track Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks — Permanently

By Ellen Brown. It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.            … Continue reading

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Round 1 Goes to We the People

Round 2 Comes Tuesday Fast track authority for TPP – which would have assured the passage of a horrible treaty – was voted down today. But Obama, Ryan and the powers-that-be are forcing Round 2 on Tuesday. Conservatives and liberals … Continue reading

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Stopping Obama’s “Legacy” ‘Trade’-Deals: Did Reid Finally Do It?

Eric Zuesse President Obama has many times made clear to congressional Democrats that the most important thing in the “legacy” that he hopes to leave behind from his Presidency is his big-three ‘trade’ deals: TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, … Continue reading

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The Heroic Anti-TPP Action by Alan B, Morrison — and More to Come

Eric Zuesse On June 10th, Alan B. Morrison, one of America’s leading Constitutional lawyers, sent a letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives, explaining why U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would violate the … Continue reading

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There’s Bipartisan Hatred Towards TPP … But Corrupt Congress Trying to Pass It, Anyway

The hatred of the Trans Pacific Partnership is widespread and bipartisan. Here’s the front page of conservative Drudge: And the front page of liberal Huff Post: Unfortunately, neither Democratic or Republican Congress people represent the interests of the American people.  … Continue reading

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German Companies Stop Sales of “Roundup”

Submitted and translated [and with added comments] by Eric Zuesse Monsanto: German companies stop glyphosate sales German Economic News  |  Published: 09:06:15 15:19 clock http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/06/12/monsanto-deutsche-unternehmen-stoppen-glyphosat-verkauf/ According to Swiss supermarkets, German companies have announced halting sales of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide.  In 1971, Monsanto patented glyphosate. Today its glyphosate (“Roundup”) constitutes two billion … Continue reading

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If You Love America, Call Your Congress Member TODAY and Say NO TPP (Vote Is TOMORROW)

The House of Representatives is voting tomorrow to pass Fast Track authority for the horrible TPP treaty (it already passed the Senate).  If Fast Track is approved, TPP will quickly pass without amendment. TPP would destroy everything that America stands … Continue reading

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Guardian Creates Database of Citizens Killed by US State Forces

The Guardian has created a database called “The Counted: People killed by police in the US“. Over five hundred people have been killed domestically by the US state so far this year, with at least another five hundred expected to … Continue reading

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Reddit: Only YOU Can Stop TPP

The House of Representatives is voting this Friday to pass Fast Track authority for the horrible TPP treaty.  TPP would destroy everything that Reddit stands for. But the mainstream media is censoring and ignoring the whole issue. At this point, … Continue reading

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The Top 1% of America’s Top 1%

The 15 Peak Years for Top-End Income-Shares in U.S., 1913-2013  Eric Zuesse DATA-SOURCE: http://topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/#Database: Top 0.01% income share including capital gains, United States, the 15 peak years 1915: 4.36% 1916: 4.78% 1928: 5.02% 1929: 4.99% 1999: 4.21% 2000: 5.07% 2004: … Continue reading

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German Banker: Obama Is Destroying Europe

Eric Zuesse (translation and added comments) Interviewed on June 6th by German Economic News, the chief economist at Bremer Landesbank, Folker Hellmeyer, says that because of Obama’s sanctions against Russia, German exports declined year-over-year by 18% in 2014, and by 34% … Continue reading

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3 Hours and 47 Minutes After Obama Says He’ll Sign Law BANNING Bulk Collection, DOJ Asks Secret Court to CONTINUE Bulk Collection

Spencer Ackerman reports in the Guardian: The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone … Continue reading

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The Reversal of Kerry’s Ukraine Statement Came from Obama, Not Nuland

Eric Zuesse When Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on May 15th contradicted her boss John Kerry’s statement of three days earlier, in which Kerry had warned Ukraine’s President Petro Petroshenko not to violate the Minsk II agreement, and not … Continue reading

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What Is the REAL Risk from Terrorism?

As We Show In This Updated list, You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Brain-Eating Parasites, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, Choking On Your Meal, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or “Autoerotic Asphyxiation” than … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the Administration’s Trade-Deal Arguments

Eric Zuesse Here is from the June 3rd article at the pro-trade-deals Americas Society & Council of the Americas, “Summary: The Trans-Pacific Partnership – What’s at Stake for the Western Hemisphere?” in which the Democratic congressman, Gregory Meeks, a Co-Chair of the … Continue reading

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Global Oil Shortage Before Year’s End? Surely Not…

Now that OPEC has left its production quota unchanged, the world will continue to see a glut in supplies, right? Some analysts aren’t so sure. Sanford C. Bernstein predicts that by the end of the year global demand will outstrip … Continue reading

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Government Is Using Secrecy As a Weapon

“Everything Secret Degenerates” Everyone knows Lord Acton’s famous quote: Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But few have heard this equally profound quote from Lord Acton: Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is … Continue reading

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Top NSA Official: “They Traded Your Security, My Security, the Security of Everyone In the World for Money”

Terror Attacks Such As 9/11, the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Texas Shooting All Happened Because of Pervasive Corruption In Our Intelligence Agencies The highest-ranking NSA whistleblower in history – the former head of global intelligence for the NSA, 32-year … Continue reading

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Archbishop Romero, Assassinated by US-Backed Terrorists During Mass, Beatified

The Telesur news outlet is currently featuring an interactive piece covering the life, murder, legacy, and now beatification of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero. (Beatification: a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person’s entrance into Heaven and capacity … Continue reading

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Conservatism and Authoritarianism: A Rejoinder

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  Washington’s Blog is a non-partisan site.   We believe that the war between liberals and conservatives is a false divide-and-conquer dog-and-pony show created by the powers that be to keep the American people divided and distracted. See … Continue reading

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Obama Sidelines Kerry on Ukraine Policy

Eric Zuesse On May 21st, I headlined “Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine,” and quoted John Kerry’s May 12th warning to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to cease his repeated threats to invade Crimea and re-invade Donbass, two former regions … Continue reading

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Reports on 2012 DIA Docs Noting Extremist-Led, Western-Backed Syrian Insurgency Gain Momentum

A former marine with years of experience in Syria and the Middle East, Brad Hoff, broke the story about 2012 DIA docs that state the insurgency in Syria is driven by Islamic extremists, and predict the establishment of an “Islamic … Continue reading

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Forget the TPP – Wikileaks Releases Documents from the Equally Shady “Trade in Services Agreement,” or TISA

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, If it sounds complicated, it is. The important point is that this trade agreement contains a crucial discussion of governments’ abilities to meaningfully protect civil liberties. And it is not being treated as … Continue reading

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An Obama Statement Packed with Lies

Eric Zuesse Here was Obama’s rhetoric, in Tallinn Estonia, on 3 September 2014 (click on the linked parts to see the actual reality regarding each given allegation): —— We’re not afraid of free and fair elections, because true legitimacy can only come … Continue reading

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Land of the Unfree – Police and Prosecutors Fight Aggressively to Retain Barbaric Right of “Civil Asset Forfeiture”

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Efforts to limit seizures of money, homes and other property from people who may never be convicted of a crime are stalling out amid a wave of pressure from prosecutors and police. … Continue reading

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Video: “The FBI is Responsible for More Terrorism Plots In the United States Than Any Other Organization. More Than Al Qaeda, More Than Al Shabaab, More Than the Islamic State, More Than All Of Them Combined”

Investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson- executive director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism – has spent years researching and writing about FBI terrorism “stings” on mentally retarded and destitute … Continue reading

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An Important Economic Indicator – Money Velocity – Crashes Far Worse than During the Great Depression

Underneath the Propaganda, the Economy Is In BAD Shape … We noted 3 years ago that the velocity of money – an important economic indicator – is lower than during the Great Depression. Things have gotten even worse since since … Continue reading

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Western ‘News’ Media as Tyranny’s Propagandists Hiding Reality

Eric Zuesse 1: The ugly realities are covered up, not covered; here’s an example of what you don’t see in the regime’s media about the people whom Americans’ tax dollars are bombing and killing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgB2bhFfEtM&app=desktop 2: The great investigative journalist … Continue reading

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Iraq War Propaganda Redux: U.S. Claims Syrian Government Supporting ISIS

West Busted Supporting ISIS … Tries Instead to Point Finger At Syrian Government America’s closest allies have been busted supporting ISIS in order to topple Syria’s government.  Mainstream U.S. writers are calling for open support of ISIS and Al Qaeda … Continue reading

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Free Speech, Facebook & The NSA: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

By John Whitehead. Constitutional and civil rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy.”—Writers Against Mass Surveillance THE GOOD NEWS: Americans have a … Continue reading

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Systemic Corruption Has Destroyed America

Preface: There’s always been some corruption in the United States … but it’s never been this bad before. The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing … Continue reading

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Confidential Document: Soros’s Plan for Ukraine

Eric Zuesse A hacked document from the Ukrainian Government, in which George Soros, on 12 March 2015 (a month after the Hollande-Merkel Minsk II ceasefire agreement had been signed), advised Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko how to re-arm and resume the war against the Donbass … Continue reading

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My Prediction: Bernie Sanders Will Win the White House

Eric Zuesse On May 12th, I presented my analysis of the polling as of that time, headlining, “The Early Signs of Whom The Next U.S. President Will Likely Be: Presidential Polls Look Confusing Regarding Bernie, But Downright Bad Regarding Hillary & All … Continue reading

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Blackwater Trained Some of World’s Top Terrorists

The International Business Times reports that the head of special forces chief in Tajikistan was trained by American mercenary company Blackwater, but has now joined ISIS. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill notes that Zacharias Moussaoui – the so-called “20th 9/11 hijacker” – … Continue reading

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Editors In Chief of World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journals: “Much of the Scientific Literature, Perhaps HALF, May Simply Be Untrue” … “It Is Simply No Longer Possible To Believe Much of the Clinical Research That Is Published”

Corruption Is Destroying Basic Science Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine are the two most prestigious medical journals in the world. It is therefore striking that their chief editors have both publicly written that corruption is undermining science. … Continue reading

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What Will Happen If the Patriot Act Expires?

The Patriot Act isn’t needed to keep us safe.  But politicians and natsec officials will go to tremendous lengths to terrify their people … to justify programs that are just a naked power grab. The fearmongering from the usual suspects … Continue reading

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Social Science Findings about Conservatism

Eric Zuesse WHAT IS CONSERVATISM? The great empirical social psychologist who specialized in studying bigotry, Bob Altemeyer, in his 1996 The Authoritarian Specter, and his other writings, reported his exhaustive empirical studies, of more than 50,000 individuals in many countries, … Continue reading

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We’re In Uncharted Economic Territory

We’re in uncharted territory … For example, this is the first time in history that most central banks worldwide have printed money during the same time period. And one of America’s leading economists (Nobel-prize winner Robert Shiller) just said that … Continue reading

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Current NSA Officials Admit Agency Is Drowning In TOO MUCH Info

The Problem Isn’t Too Little Spying … It’s Too Much Former top NSA officials have repeatedly said that the NSA is collecting TOO MUCH information on Americans to be able to stop terror attacks. The Intercept reports that current mid-level … Continue reading

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Three Former SEC Officials Write Letter to Current SEC Chief Asking Her to Stop Protecting Corporate Cronyism

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In early 2013, before Mary Jo White was confirmed as the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), I wrote a post predicting she would be a bankster codling fraud in … Continue reading

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The 20th 9/11 Hijacker Had Blackwater’s Number In His Notebook

Top investigative report Jeremy Scahill notes that Zacharias Moussaoui had the direct phone number for U.S. mercenary Blackwater’s training center in his notebook: Another mystery: Why'd Zacharias Moussaoui (so-called 20th 9/11 hijacker) have #Blackwater's number in his notebook? pic.twitter.com/iDJE9hesSW — … Continue reading

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European Citizens Much Better Informed About Obama’s Trade Deals than Americans

Eric Zuesse Whereas in the United States the ‘debate’ about Obama’s ‘trade’ deals is about the effect they’ll have in lowering U.S. wages, versus the effects they’ll have in lowering U.S. prices and increasing U.S. exports; in Europe, the debate … Continue reading

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NSA’s Mass Surveillance Started By 1999 Or Earlier … But NSA Hid It From Congress

It has been well-documented that the government conducted mass surveillance on Americans before 9/11. Now Diane Roark – the congressional staffer in charge of overseeing the NSA for the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee – says that NSA’s mass … Continue reading

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U.S. Pressures Nobel Committee to Declare Ukraine’s President a Peace Prize Nominee

Eric Zuesse A leaked letter dated May 19th and sent by the Chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, Vladimir Groysman, to the chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo Norway, thanks her for “the efforts you have made to have Petro … Continue reading

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U.S. ‘Progressive’ Magazines Deep-Sixed Senator Sanders’s Incipient Presidential Campaign

Eric Zuesse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont might be the most progressive of all U.S. Senators — only two Senators are even contenders for that spot, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Elizabeth Warren of Massachussetts, and neither of them … Continue reading

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Even If Patriot Act Expires, Government Will Keep Spying On All Americans

Government Will Use “Secret Interpretations” to Get Around Legal Prohibitions Mass surveillance under the Patriot Act is so awful that even its author says that the NSA has gone far beyond what the Act intended (and that the intelligence chiefs … Continue reading

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Why Would Bloomberg News Completely Disappear the February, 2014 Ukraine Coup?

Bloomberg says in a post today that the “confrontation between Russia and the US” over Ukraine was “provok[ed]” by Putin’s annexation of Crimea: “…Putin annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea last March, provoking the biggest confrontation between Russia and … Continue reading

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Key Iraq War Architect: “Our Objective Should Be a New Sunni State Out of the Western Part Of Iraq, the Eastern Part of Syria”

A Plan Decades In the Making Is Now Starting to Be Implemented We’ve previously noted that the powers-that-be have been planning for MANY DECADES to break up Iraq into several countries. And the same has been true for Syria. One … Continue reading

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The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.”—William Binney, NSA whistleblower We now have a fourth branch of government. As I document in my … Continue reading

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Revolution: The Movie

Filmmaker Rob Stewart sent me a review copy of his new award-winning film Revolution. Stewart’s previous film – Sharkwater – made a bit splash.  It won some 40 awards, and resulted in over 100 countries banning shark finning (killing sharks … Continue reading

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Alexey Mozgovoy | Why His Legacy Will Unify Novorossia

The importance of Alexey Mozgovoy on the world stage, today can’t be measured through his tactical genius and success against Kiev. It’s not what his political views were or that he was the “hometown hero” in Donbass. What made Mozgovoy … Continue reading

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How Democratic & Republican Party Chiefs Work to Deceive the U.S. Public

Eric Zuesse An organization that typically promotes the Republican propaganda agenda received information from the Democratic Obama Administration, and they publicized information from it that concerned the 2012 Benghazi attack, which was a failure by the State Department — something … Continue reading

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How West’s Native People Largely View the US

Bolivian President Evo Morales is “widely described as Bolivia’s first indigenous leader, at a time when around 62% of the population identified as indigenous; political analysts therefore drew comparisons with the election of Nelson Mandela to the South African Presidency … Continue reading

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From the Very Creation of the Internet, U.S. Spy Agencies Fought to Block Encryption

American spy agencies have intentionally weakened digital security for many decades. This breaks the functionality of our computers and of the Internet. It reduces functionality and reduces security by – for example – creating backdoors that malicious hackers can get through. … Continue reading

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Newly-Declassified U.S. Government Documents: The West Supported the Creation of ISIS

Judicial Watch has – for many years – obtained sensitive U.S. government documents through freedom of information requests and lawsuits. The government just produced documents to Judicial Watch in response to a freedom of information suit which show that the … Continue reading

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FBI Confirms No Major Terrorism Cases Cracked Via Unconstitutional Patriot Act Phone Spying

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could … Continue reading

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DIA Docs: West Wants a “Salafist Principality in Eastern Syria”?

Newly-declassified US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents from 2012: In Syria: THE SALAFIST [sic], THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, AND AQI ARE THE MAJOR FORCES DRIVING THE INSURGENCY IN SYRIA. AQI [Al Qaeda in Iraq, which became ISIS: “ISIS, once called AQI”] … Continue reading

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Researchers Predicted In 1971 that Debit Cards Would Become the Ultimate Spy Tool

We noted in 2013: The Wall Street Journal reported that the NSA spies on Americans’ credit card transactions. Senators Wyden and Udall – both on the Senate Intelligence Committee, with access to all of the top-secret information about the government’s … Continue reading

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“Fast Track” Violates the U.S. Constitution

U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, #2: “The President … shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.” —— Eric Zuesse The Constitution’s two-thirds … Continue reading

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Arguing That You Don’t Care About The Right To Privacy Because You Have Nothing To Hide Is No Different Than Saying You Don’t Care About Free Speech Because You Have Nothing To Say

Most Americans value privacy and oppose mass surveillance. The minority who don’t – and who think spying is okay because they have “nothing to hide” –  are grossly misinformed (and don’t know that spying is meant to crush dissent and … Continue reading

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