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What’s REALLY Going On In Yemen

What the Heck Is This War About? Confused about the war in Yemen? Here’s what’s really going on … Yemen – previously called “Aden” – has one of the oldest civilizations in the Middle East.  But it has been racked … Continue reading

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Gallup Finds: Among Conservatives, Education Increases False Belief

Eric Zuesse 100% agreement among scientists does not exist on anything, not even on basic laws of physics; but there are some scientific topics where the degree of expert consensus is near 100%, and human-caused (or “anthropogenic”) global warming is … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign Is Now Effectively Over

Wall Street Warns Dems Not to Choose Senator Elizabeth Warren  Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton’s unannounced campaign for the U.S. Presidency has already failed. Her arrogance (or else stupidity) in having wiped clean the hard drive of the private server she … Continue reading

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Trademark Jaw-Dropping US Hypocrisy on Display re Saudi Aggression vs. Russian “Aggression”

Washington has for months been screaming about Russian “aggression” against post-US-backed coup Ukraine.  The screams are never accompanied by any clear evidence (perhaps highlighting why the screaming is so important), which the governments of Germany and other European countries recently announced is for good reason: the … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Yemen’s Emergency

By Helen Lacker, who has worked in all parts of Yemen since the 1970s and lived there for close to 15 years.  She has written about the country’s political economy as well as social and economic issues.  She works as … Continue reading

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Report: Ukrainian Oligarch Kolomoysky Robbed Rampantly

Eric Zuesse The Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung reported Thursday the 26th, that the Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, whom Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko recently removed from control over Ukraine’s monopoly oil-transport firm and from being governor of a Ukrainian province, had been using … Continue reading

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Americans Supported and Inspired the Nazis

Unless We Learn Our History, We’re Doomed to Repeat It Preface:  I am a patriotic American who loves  my country. I was born here, and lived here my entire life. So why do I frequently point out America’s warts?  Because … Continue reading

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U.S. Pays Most for Healthcare of Any Industrialized Nation … But Ranks Worst for Healthcare

According to Some Metrics … The Commonwealth Fund reported last year: The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but this report and prior editions consistently show the U.S. underperforms relative to other countries on … Continue reading

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UPDATED: 50 Abrams Tanks Appear to Have Been Sent to Ukraine

Eric Zuesse Alarms are being raised both on the right and the left in Austria against what appears to be a stealth move by Obama to send what are clearly attack-weapons (called “Bradley Tanks” but actually they look like Abrams … Continue reading

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Government Report Finds DEA Agents Had “Sex Parties” With Prostitutes Hired By Drug Cartels

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Although some of the DEA agents participating in these parties denied it, the information in the case file suggested they should have known the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds. … Continue reading

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Government Secrecy At All-Time High

The Sunlight is Fading … and America Is Falling Into Darkness US Supreme Court Justice Brandeis said: Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light … Continue reading

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Proof that Russia and Iran Want War: Look How Close They Put Their Countries To Our Military Bases!

Proof! Bad people are putting their countries closer and closer to our military bases: Look how close Russia put its country to our military bases: Credit: Small People Against Big Government Iran is just as bad: This proves that Russia and … Continue reading

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U.S. Ships 50 Abrams Tanks to Ukraine: Europeans Are Furious

Eric Zuesse Apparently, Obama, though he says he hasn’t made up his mind about whether to send weapons to Ukraine, actually has and is. He now seems to be quietly trashing the spirit though no provision in the Minsk II truce that … Continue reading

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New Study: Allies Raped Nearly 1 Million German Women During and After WWII

Germany’s The Local reports: Professor Miriam Gebhardt’s book When the Soldiers Came, published this week, includes interviews with victims, stories of the children of rape and research that she conducted over the course of a year and a half into … Continue reading

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Amnesty: Gaza Firing of Indiscriminate Rockets is War Crime

Amnesty notes in a new report that attacks by Gazans resisting Israeli occupation, invasion, and terrorist attacks amount to war crimes, due to the uncontrollable nature of the rudimentary projectiles Gazans are forced to use because of the Israeli occupation and siege keeping … Continue reading

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Some Countries ADMIT They Rig the Stock Market

Yes … the Stock Market Is Rigged We noted last year: Several central banks are directly buying stocks. They include the central banks of Switzerland, Japan, Israel, the Czech Republic, and a total of 23 percent of all nations worldwide. … Continue reading

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The $160 Billion Cost: Why Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych Spurned EU’s Offer, on 20 Nov. 2013

Eric Zuesse “Burying the lede” is a way that ‘news’ professionals hide or “bury” things while ‘reporting’ on them; and the biggest example of this in modern times occurred when Germany’s Spiegel (Mirror) magazine headlined its cover-story on 24 November … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, with US Support, Invades Yemen

As a study released today shows the US has killed perhaps more than 2 million people in the last decade of its wars on the Middle East, the US is now supporting a Saudi invasion of Yemen. Telesur: The government … Continue reading

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Why Banksters Hate Peace

Image by Terry Robinson All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars Bankers hate peace … Lee Fang reports: The possibility of an Iran nuclear deal depressing weapons sales was raised by Myles Walton, an analyst from Germany’s Deutsche Bank, during a Lockheed earnings call … Continue reading

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Obama Now Sides w. Poroshenko to Unify Ukraine for Next Stage in the War

Eric Zuesse During the past few days, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has been drawing Ukraine’s racist fascists, or nazis, such as Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleh Kolomoysky, to support him; he has publicly threatened them if they fail to get in … Continue reading

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California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

By Ellen Brown. In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped. Wars over California’s limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars … Continue reading

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Study by Physicians for Social Responsibility: US Wars against Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan have Killed 1.3 Million – Conservative Estimate

Physicians for Social Responsibility has released a new study on US war against the Middle East: “This investigation comes to the conclusion that the war has, directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

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Tunisian Terror Attack Suspects Trained In U.S. “Liberated” Libya

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Libya has turned into a complete and total disaster zone/terrorist training camp ever since America and its allies decided to liberate it. While certainly not perfect under Qaddafi, it was an infinitely better … Continue reading

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If the U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine, “the EU Will Break Up … and the American Century Will Have Ended In Shame, Disgrace and Defeat”

Is the U.S. Digging Its Own Grave? In response to the news that the U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to send weapons to Ukraine, guest writer Eric Zuesse sent me the following email: My guess is that if … Continue reading

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Why I Oppose War With Iran

War with Iran Would Be Disastrous Israeli prime minister Netanyahu and a number of U.S. Congress members warn that peace with Iran would be catastrophic. Are they right? We think the mullahs in Iran are assholes (we also think fundamentalist … Continue reading

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The Only Truly Compliant, Submissive Citizen in a Police State Is a Dead One

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “Do exactly what I say, and we’ll get along fine. Do not question me or talk back in any way. You do not have the right … Continue reading

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U.S.-v.-Russia: Even Stephen Cohen Is Starting to Speak the Truth

Eric Zuesse An alarming development is that Stephen F. Cohen, the internationally prominent scholar of Russia, is acknowledging that (1:35 on the video) “for the first time in my long life (I began in this field in the 1960s), I think the … Continue reading

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Israel Spies On U.S. Negotiations With Iran, Gives Info to Congressmen Trying to Block a Deal … The BIGGER Picture

Of Course Israel Was Spying On U.S. Negotiations With Iran It is – rightfully – front-page news that Israel was caught spying on the closed-door negotiations between the U.S. and Iran. And the Obama administration is particularly outraged that Israel … Continue reading

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America’s Colombian “Drug War” Herbicide Linked to Cancer. US Continues to Push World’s Most Lethal Drug: Tobacco

The Associated Press reports that “the world’s most-popular weed killer” has been discovered to be “a likely cause of cancer”: The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a French-based research arm of the World Health Organization, has reclassified the herbicide … Continue reading

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Intelligence Services Block Activists’ Emails … And Frame Them With Fake Emails

Is Big Brother Blocking Your Mail? You send an email to a reporter saying that you’ve got proof of criminal wrongdoing by a government official … or a big bank.  You never receive a response. Or you send an email … Continue reading

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IMF: Ukraine Must Now Steal $1.5B+ from Russia to Buy Arms

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/24/iwf-ukraine-soll-seine-schulden-an-russland-nicht-zurueckzahlen/ IMF: Ukraine will not pay back [part of] its debts to Russia German Economic News  |  Published: 03/24/15 00:25 clock [Translation, and interspersed notes, by Eric Zuesse.] In December, a multi-billion-dollar loan [variously stated as $3-$3.5 billion] to Ukraine comes … Continue reading

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America’s Global Dominance (Since WW II) Has Just Ended

Eric Zuesse On March 22nd, I headlined “Why the Western Alliance Is Ending,” and I listed the recent events which indicate that the Western Alliance doesn’t have much longer to go. And, now, it has actually already ended. The handwriting is on … Continue reading

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Mainstream U.S. Writers Call for Supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS

At Best, An Insanely Stupid Policy Sure, America’s closest allies support ISIS. And admittedly, the U.S. has repeatedly fumbled, so that arms got into Al Qaeda and ISIS’ hands. Here, here, here, here, here and here. And poor U.S. policies … Continue reading

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One of U.S. White House’s Top Ukrainian Gangsters Gets U.S. Reprimand

Eric Zuesse Ihor Kolomoysky, a Ukrainian oligarch and friend of the Obama White House (he is the employer of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden), has now been reprimanded by America’s own Ambassador in Ukraine, after he had used physical … Continue reading

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That Moron Who Spews Garbage and Doesn’t Listen to Reason May Be a Bot

Rampant Disinformation NATO has announced that it is launching an “information war” against Russia. The UK publicly announced a battalion of keyboard warriors to spread disinformation. It’s well-documented that the West has long used false propaganda to sway public opinion. … Continue reading

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10 Charts Which Show We Are Much Worse Off Than Just Before The Last Economic Crisis

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. If you believe that ignorance is bliss, you might not want to read this article.  I am going to dispel the notion that there has been any sort of “economic recovery”, and I am … Continue reading

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Clinton Foundation’s Deep Financial Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch Who Pushed for Closer Ties to EU Revealed

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according to that foundation, which is based … Continue reading

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Why the Western Alliance Is Ending

Eric Zuesse World leaders — heads of state especially — tend to be tactful people, whatever else might be said about them. When they discover that one of their number happens to be incredibly arrogant and psychopathic (and some leading … Continue reading

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Weaponizing Wikipedia- What Invasion Scale Info War Is

I introduced Joel Harding as Ukraine’s King Troll for a reason. He is the force behind how mainstream media around the world portray the Ukraine war and the people involved. The strategy he devised is so encompassing it is the … Continue reading

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Why We’re Drifting Towards World War 3

Financial Experts:  World War Looms … Unless We Stop It The Economist argues that there are ominous parallels between the conditions which led to the first world war and today: The United States is Britain, the superpower on the wane, … Continue reading

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What It MEANS To Be An American

  Many blowhards attack those who criticize powerful people in America. They treat any questioning of “authority” as being “anti-American” or “anti-government”. Indeed, according to Department of Defense training manuals, protest is “low-level terrorism”. And see this, this and this.  … Continue reading

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How the U.S. Is Allied with ISIS & Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse The United States is allied with Sunni Moslem aristocracies (and therefore with Sunni-headed nations), against Shia Moslem aristocracies (and therefore also against Shia-headed nations). Sunni aristocracies provide the huge ($1 million and larger) financial donations that sustain ISIS, Al … Continue reading

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Can the Ukrainian Government Target Americans in the US?

If you are a journalist writing about or a person concerned about issues like Free Speech, read or write in alternative media or news, Occupy movement, Ferguson, Gaza, Ukraine, Russia, police brutality, US interventionism, fair government, homelessness, keeping the government … Continue reading

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Obama’s Double-Standard on Russia

He Attacks Russia, then Condemn’s Putin for Defending Russia from His Attack Eric Zuesse Ukraine is considered by geostrategists (both Republican and Democratic) to be militarily the most important adjoining nation to Russia, serving as the chief buffer to attacks … Continue reading

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Ukraine Declares Resumption of War Against Donbass

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, March 18th, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Prime Minister of Ukraine — who was selected for that post by Victoria Nuland of the U.S. State Department on 4 February 2014, 18 days before the U.S. coup that installed him into this … Continue reading

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Obama: “ISIL Is A Direct Outgrowth Of Al-Qaeda In Iraq That Grew Out Of Our Invasion. Which Is An Example Of Unintended Consequences. Which Is Why We Should Generally Aim Before We Shoot.”

The Iraq War Led to the Creation of ISIS President Obama noted in an interview this week: ISIL is a direct outgrowth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion. Which is an example of unintended consequences. Which … Continue reading

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Afghan Villagers: US-Trained Militias Far More Terrifying than Taliban

US proxy militias in Afghanistan “enforce their will through beatings and rape”, say new reports. But former Afghan politician Malalai Joya, who was ejected from the government “for publicly denouncing the presence of warlords and war criminals in the Afghan Parliament”, has been speaking for years on … Continue reading

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Police Frame Innocent People

Documented Corruption In Law Enforcement Police have been busted framing innocent people in numerous ways.  For example: A British judge found that British police framed four innocent men of carrying out an IRA bombing Judges in India say that police … Continue reading

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Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror

Not Theory … Admitted Fact There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes. In the following instances, officials in the government which carried … Continue reading

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Architects of Iraq War ADMIT It Was Illegal

“International Law … Would Have Required Us to Leave Saddam Hussein Alone” The chief American prosecutor for the Nuremberg war crime trials – Robert H. Jackson – stated: To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international … Continue reading

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The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The game is rigged, the network is bugged, the government talks double-speak, the courts are complicit and there’s nothing you can do about it.”—David Kravets, reporting … Continue reading

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“Stratfor [VIDEO]: US aims to prevent a German-Russian Alliance”

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/17/stratfor-usa-wollen-deutsch-russische-allianz-verhindern/ Stratfor [VIDEO]: US aims to prevent a German-Russian alliance German Economic News  |  Published: 03/17/15 00:02 clock [translation and notes by Eric Zuesse] http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/17/stratfor-usa-wollen-deutsch-russische-allianz-verhindern/ The head of the private intelligence agency Stratfor has for the first time publicly said that the US government considers to be its overriding strategic objective the prevention of … Continue reading

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Major American Allies Ignore U.S. Pleas and Join China’s Alternative Bank

UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and India All Sign On … South Korea Next? Update: The Financial Times now reports that France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to join the China-led international development bank as well, “delivering a blow … Continue reading

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Obama and the ‘News’ Media Continue to Falsify About Obamacare

Eric Zuesse The Obama Administration basically lied on Monday, March 16th, when it said that it had reduced the percentage of healthcare uninsured Americans from 20.3% down to 13.2% — and the ‘news’ media in this country stenographically reported their … Continue reading

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The American Government’s Biggest Lie Now Is About Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The American Government’s biggest lie in 2002-2003 was about Saddam Hussein and Iraq. We’ve already seen what that lie produced. It cost the U.S. more than $3 trillion, produced ISIS, and caused death and destruction in Iraq that … Continue reading

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Intelligence Officer: Every Single Terrorist Attack In U.S Was a False Flag Attack … Or Egged On By the Government

Robert David Steele – a 20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence, and former CIA clandestine services case officer Most terrorists are false flag terrorists or are created by our own security … Continue reading

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Peak Pathetic – Chinese Authorities Claim Control Over the Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Process

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The future belongs to China. China is the next great nation. The 21st century will be dominated by China. I’m sure all of you have heard variations of the above prediction over … Continue reading

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Guess What Happened The Last Two Times The S&P 500 Was Up More Than 200% In Six Years?

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Just a few days ago, the bull market for the S&P 500 turned six years old.  This six year period of time has been great for investors, but what comes next?  On March … Continue reading

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The ECB’s Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments

By Ellen Brown. Remember when the infamous Goldman Sachs delivered a thinly-veiled threat to the Greek Parliament in December, warning them to elect a pro-austerity prime minister or risk having central bank liquidity cut off to their banks? (See January … Continue reading

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EU Splits on Ukraine — How and Why

Eric Zuesse The issue is whether to supply weapons to Ukraine. On Friday, March 13th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced, referring to himself in the third person, that: “The Head of State has informed that Ukraine had contracts with a series of the … Continue reading

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Fox ‘News’ ‘Expert’ Says We Must “Start Killing Russians.” I Disagree.

Eric Zuesse On this video from Fox ‘News': At 3:30, Lou Dobbs asks the Fox Noise military analyst: “What do you expect” in Ukraine? At 3:35 he answers: “In the Ukraine, the only way that the United States can have any … Continue reading

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German, European Govs: America’s “Dangerous Propaganda”, Military Aid Harming Ukraine Peace Process

As noted in today’s special report by Chris Martenson: Having reached a tenuous peace agreement with Ukraine and Russia (without the US), Germany is realizing and announcing that, indeed, the US does not seem intent on peace. McClatchy reports that German government … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Declares War on Russia

Eric Zuesse Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who on 4 February 2014 was selected for his post by Victoria Nuland of the U.S. State Department, was quoted by Ukrainian media on Thursday March 12th of 2015 as saying that, “Ukraine is in a … Continue reading

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Japan’s Orwellian Politics About Ukraine

To Oppose Far-Right Is Labeled ‘Far-Right’ Japanese politicians get called ‘far-right’ for opposing America’s empowering nazism In Ukraine, and for opposing Japan’s nationalist leader, Shinzo Abe. Former Japanese Prime Minister tells Crimeans: “It’s shameful that information from Japanese and Western media … Continue reading

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Gallup: Dissatisfaction w. U.S. Gov’t. Soars

Eric Zuesse The latest Gallup poll shows that even as Americans are more satisfied with the American economy, they are more dissatisfied with the government; and that this government-dissatisfaction is so high that for the first time while Gallup has been … Continue reading

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Recipe for Full Military Takeover?

A major survey has found that “Americans’ confidence in all three branches of government is at or near” forty year record lows. …only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the … Continue reading

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The 9/11 Commission Didn’t Believe the Government … So Why Should We?

9/11 Commissioners Admit They Never Got the Full Story The 9/11 Commissioners publicly expressed anger at cover ups and obstructions of justice by the government into a real 9/11 investigation: 9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton says “I don’t believe for … Continue reading

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Tentative Deal Reached to Settle Ukraine War

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/11/iwf-ukraine-erhaelt-175-milliarden-dollar-aus-steuergeldern/ PLUNDERING THE WORLD IMF: Ukraine will receive $ 17.5 billion from taxpayers German Economic News  |  Published: 11/03/15 23:51 clock [Translation and notes by Eric Zuesse, whose explanation of the deal is at the end] SUMMARY: Ukraine will receive total loans of … Continue reading

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Powerful Member of Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law Has NEVER SENT AN EMAIL

Dinosaur Makes Law for Modern World Lindsay Graham – a member of the powerful Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law – admitted Sunday that he has never sent an email in his entire life: Graham is a dinosaur trying … Continue reading

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How the Public Are Deceived by the ‘News’

Top ‘News’ Executives Suppress Key Facts; The Public Sees a Chaotic, Disjointed, Picture. Here Is How that Is Done, in Personal Detail. Eric Zuesse If the public is systematically lied-to by the Government and by a virtually uniformly cooperative press … Continue reading

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90% of the Developed World Has Eased … But We’ve Still Got Deflation?

Why Monetary Policy Is Failing What should we make of the fact that core inflation in the U.S. is just as low as in the Eurozone if measured on the same basis? David Rosenberg – former chief economist for Merrill … Continue reading

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#ObamaYankeeGoHome Trending on Twitter re US Terror aimed at Venezuela

In addition to hundreds of years of terror, torture, murder, and repression inflicted on Latin America by the Euro colonial implant to the north, a look at just the last few years of US international gangsterism (the habit of using organized … Continue reading

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Edwards: “Core Inflation In The US Would Be Just As Low As In The Eurozone If Measured On The Same Basis”

Despite Stronger U.S. Growth Anyone with a pulse knows that Europe is stuck in a downturn worse than the Great Depression. Most think that the U.S. has fared better … but that is debatable. Mega-bank Société Générale’s strategist Albert Edwards … Continue reading

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Brzezinski: “We Must Guarantee to the Russians That … Ukraine Would Not Seek To Join NATO”

Wants Ukraine to Follow Finnish Model The encirclement of Russia by NATO is the main reason that Russia is so opposed to Ukraine joining NATO. Indeed, one of America’s top experts on Russia warns that Ukraine joining NATO could provoke … Continue reading

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Sheldon Adelson – The Dangerous American Oligarch Behind Benjamin Netanyahu

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, “What are we going to negotiate about? What I would say is, ‘Listen, you see that desert out there? I want to show you something,’” Adelson said at Yeshiva University. “You pick … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama Picks Another Fight; This Time Venezuela

Declares It ‘Threat to National Security'; Seeks Regime-Change Eric Zuesse The Obama Administration, which in 2009 provided the crucial assistance that enabled the progressive democratic President of Honduras to be overthrown and a junta of oligarchs to replace him; and which in … Continue reading

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The REAL Reasons We’re At War With Russia

The Empire Doesn’t Like to Be Questioned We’re at war with Russia. Specifically, we’ve launched: A sanctions war A currency war A hot war in Ukraine Indeed, it appears that U.S. leaders have targeted Putin for regime change. Why? Syria … Continue reading

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Federal Study: US Gov Killing apprx. 1,000 of its Own People Per Year

The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that, on average, US police piled up the bodies of 928 US citizens per year between 2003-2009 and 2011. And Tom Hall notes: “A list compiled on the website Killed by Police of every police killing mentioned in … Continue reading

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How DNA Is Turning Us Into a Nation of Suspects

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The year is 2025. The population is 325 million, and the FBI has the DNA profiles of all of them. Unlike fingerprints, these profiles reveal vital … Continue reading

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Republican Congressmen Violated Logan Act By Negotiating With Foreign Leaders

They’re Trying to Destroy the Founding Fathers’ Vision of Separation of Powers We’ve repeatedly pointed out that America is being decimated by the break down in the separation of powers between different branches of government. The latest example is Congressional … Continue reading

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The Dow Is a Sham

Arbitrary Price Weighting Wim Grommen has been claiming for years that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a sham, because it is manipulated to push up the market. Investment manager and writer Barry Ritholtz notes today: The venerable Dow … … Continue reading

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High-Level US Intelligence Officials Slam Brennan’s Restructuring Plan for CIA

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: John Brennan’s Restructuring Plan for CIA Mr. President, the CIA reorganization plan announced by Director John Brennan on Friday is a potentially deadly blow to the objective, fact-based intelligence … Continue reading

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Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. On Friday, we learned that the official “unemployment rate” has fallen to 5.5 percent. Since an unemployment rate of 5 percent is considered to be “full employment” by many economists, many in the mainstream … Continue reading

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The “Cataclysmic Conflict” Yet to Come

By Anthony Cartalucci,  Land Destroyer. And what we can do to stop it. Corporate-financier interests driving US foreign policy have long ago conspired to use Al Qaeda and other sectarian extremist forces to create a Pan-Arabian mercenary force with which … Continue reading

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The Origin of the ‘New Cold War’

Eric Zuesse This will be history, replacing myth. So: if at the start it might seem unbelievable, I request the reader — please click onto the sources; and, as you read them, you will (if you have been getting your … Continue reading

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Gang-Raped Saudi Woman Sentenced to 200 Lashes, 6 Months in Jail

Outlets from Breitbart to Press TV to Jerusalem Post (from which the headline of this post is taken) are reporting with shock on this disturbing crime. As the US considers openly arming the major, ISIS-linked, al-Qaeda terrorist branch operating in … Continue reading

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Obama Grants Fewest Pardons Since Garfield in the 1800’s (Who Only Served 200 Days Before He Was Assassinated)

Obama Is Short On Compassion and Long On Brute Force USA Today reports: Obama has issued just 64 pardons in his presidency — fewer than any president since James Garfield was assassinated in 1881. This is all the more dramatic … Continue reading

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It Appears “Bibi” Is Far More Popular With Crazy American Neocons Than He Is With His Own Fellow Citizens

What Do Jewish Voices Really Say? While Neocons and Neolibs fawned over Netanyahu as if he were president of the United States, Israelis are not so pleased with Bibi. Up to 30,000 Israelis filled the streets of Tel Aviv in … Continue reading

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Up to 30,000 Fill the Streets of Tel Aviv in Anti-Netanyahu Rally

Via Mike Krieger’s Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Only a few days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned from his much publicized United States trip, during which he was celebrated and drooled over by America’s top warmongers, a large protest against him erupted … Continue reading

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Guardian’s Seumas Milne: US/NATO Military Expansion, Smear Campaign Risk Disaster

Seumas Milne notes in The Guardian that the military expansionism the US is pursuing against “the Russian border” in Ukraine, is (as Glenn Greenwald also recently noted) knowingly empowering “Ukrainian fascist militias such as the Azov battalion”, which are “supported by … Continue reading

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EU Increasingly Abandons Obama on Ukraine

Eric Zuesse As reported on Saturday March 7th by both German Economic News, and Spiegel magazine, the ongoing lies and arrogance from U.S. President Barack Obama’s Administration regarding Ukraine and Russia have finally raised to the surface a long-mounting anger of Germany’s Chancellor … Continue reading

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Europe Blocks U.S. from Racing to War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse On Friday, 6 March, President Obama placed temporarily on ice his planned increase in weapons and soldiers to help the Ukrainian Government to ‘defend’ Ukraine against the ‘terrorists’ in Donbass, which is the Ukrainian region that had voted 90% for the President whom the … Continue reading

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Jane Goodall and Steven Druker Expose US Government Fraud Over GMOs

Cross-Posted from Sustainable Pulse. In an acclaimed new book being launched Wednesday in London, American public interest attorney Steven Druker reveals how the US government and leading scientific institutions have systematically misrepresented the facts about GMOs and the scientific research that … Continue reading

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The ‘Democrat’ Brzezinski Says Russia’s Putin Wants to Invade NATO

Eric Zuesse Zbigniew Brzezinski, U.S. President Obama’s friend and advisor on Russia, is a born Polish aristocrat who has hated Russia his whole life but who hid that hatred until after the communist Soviet Union collapsed and he then publicly … Continue reading

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Two Administrations and Congress Dismantled the Constitution – How Can It Be Restored?

MEMORANDUM FOR: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) Subject: Two Administrations and Congress Dismantled the Constitution – How Can It Be Restored?  Drastic Erosion of Citizen Privacy Since 9/11 Since the events of September 11, … Continue reading

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What the World’s Most Prominent Economists REALLY Said

What Adam Smith and Keynes Really Thought Adam Smith is widely trumpeted as the “father of free market economics”. John Maynard Keynes is currently the most widely-followed economist in the world … credited with the idea of “stimulating our way … Continue reading

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All Buildings in Debaltseve Ukraine Were Destroyed or Damaged by the Occupying Ukrainian Army

Eric Zuesse According to the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Ukraine, no usable buildings survive in the town of Debaltseve, the crucial railroad junction that was long fought over between the occupying Ukrainian army … Continue reading

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QE Inventor: It’s EASY to Create a Full-Blown Recovery, But Central Banks Chose to Make Banksters Rich Instead of Helping Main Street

QE Is a Sham Richard Werner (economics professor at University of Southampton) is the inventor of quantitative easing (QE). Werner previously said that QE has failed to help the economy. (Former long-time Fed chair Alan Greenspan agrees.  Numerous academic studies … Continue reading

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Asia Scholar Chalmers Johnson on Consequences of Empire

Conservative scholar Chalmers Johnson taught for 30 years on Japan and the Koreas, and was a consultant to the CIA.  When he visited Okinawa, Japan, he became aware of the deep resentment caused by the presence of US bases and … Continue reading

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US Considering Openly Arming Syrian al-Qaeda Faction, al-Nusra

As reported at Antiwar.com, the US and some of its regional client dictatorships are prodding the major al-Qaeda faction operating in Syria, a brutal terrorist group called al-Nusra, to “re-brand” so the US can openly arm it. Wikipedia notes that al-Nusra: … Continue reading

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