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Politics and World News

Colombian Drug King Worked for CIA, Says His Son

In a brand new book, the son of Medellín drug king Pablo Escobar says that his father worked for the CIA (English translation). Sound crazy? Maybe … But Time reports: The U.S. government allowed the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel to … Continue reading

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Is Trump a God?

Recently author Ursula K. Le Guin wrote a letter to The Oregonian rebutting a claim that “alternative facts” used by the Trump Administration were comparable to science fiction. As a lifelong fan of Le Guin, this reminded me of a … Continue reading

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The Road to Hell Was Paved With Obama Cronyism

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, President Donald Trump’s naïve (or willfully blind) notion that Wall Street will work better at raising capital if it is unleashed from strident Federal regulation is unhinged from the facts on the … Continue reading

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How Trump Could Be a Truth-teller

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). One positive thing about a change in party control of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Carried Out Regime Change In Syria In 1949 … and Tried Again In 1957, 1986, 1991 and 2011-Today

The CIA backed a right-wing coup in Syria in 1949. Douglas Little, Professor, Department of Clark University History professor Douglas Little notes: Recently declassified records… confirm that beginning on November 30, 1948, [CIA operative Stephen] Meade met secretly with Colonel … Continue reading

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5 Top Russian Diplomats Die In 3 Months–Plus Putin’s Chauffeur Died In Freak Car Wreck In September–and Former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell Told Charlie Rose He Would Assassinate Russians “To Make Them Pay A Price”

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. 100 Strange Russian deaths Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s UN ambassador since 2006,  died unexpectedly at age 64 in … Continue reading

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This May be the Most Dangerous Point Ever in US-Russian Relations: Cohen

Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Princeton, Stephen Cohen, this week in The Nation, dissects the six “factually unverified allegations” that supposedly prove “Trump has been seditiously ‘compromised’ by the Kremlin” and that Trump and Putin worked together to steal … Continue reading

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The Futility and Corruption of the Drug War

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. I just finished watching the much-acclaimed series “Narcos” on Netflix. What a fantastic program. And what an excellent depiction of the futility and corruption of the war on drugs. The series is a … Continue reading

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NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A grave danger from the Western mainstream media’s current hysteria … Continue reading

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Tic Toc Why The Clock Stops for Progressives if Trump is Dumped

Did progressives ever think their fortune was tied directly to Donald Trump? In the new game of American politics gone wild, this is exactly the case for the following reasons. Let’s start with voter fraud. Was there voter fraud in … Continue reading

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Psychiatrist Who Literally Wrote the Book On Psychiatric Disorders Says “End the … Wild, Unfounded Speculation [On Trump’s Mental Health]” … Trump “Does Not Suffer from the Distress and Impairment Required to Diagnose Mental Disorder”

Dr. Allen Frances – professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical College – literally wrote the book on mental problems as chair of the DSM-IV Task Force. DSM stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of … Continue reading

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Trump’s ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion?

By Ron Paul, The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat … Continue reading

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How India became Bill Gates’ guinea pig: A conspiracy as recounted by the main actors

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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The “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under The “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism. Two days ago the Takfiri Islamist leader Omar Abdul-Rahman , the so called “Blind … Continue reading

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Not Nearly Enough Growth To Keep Growing

By Raúl Ilargi Meijer, the Automatic Earth. Jackson Pollock Shooting Star 1947  It’s amusing to see how views start to converge, at the same time that it’s tiresome to see how long that takes. It’s a good thing that more … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated … Continue reading

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The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In the anti-Russian frenzy sweeping American politics and media, Democrats, … Continue reading

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That War You Ordered

By James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler.com The gaslighting of the American public continues, with Gaslighter-in-Chief, The New York Times, whipping up a frenzy of Russia paranoia.* It reminds me of an old gambit in fly fishing called the “artificial hatch.” Trout … Continue reading

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After CIA Micro-Coup, Trump Suddenly Wants Russia To Give Up Crimea, Thinks Obama Was ‘Too Soft’

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com Only a day after an apparent micro coup conducted by elements within the CIA and U.S. intelligence apparatus, it appears that, if the CIA’s goal was to convince President Donald Trump that moves toward rapprochement … Continue reading

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Leading Progressives Kucinich and Greenwald: Even Americans Who Hate Trump Should Defend Him Against Attempted Coup by the “Deep State” … A Coup Which Is Being Attempted “So That This Military Industrial Intel Axis Can Cash In”

Former liberal congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said Tuesday: What’s at the core of this is an effort by some in the intelligence community to upend any positive relationship between the U.S. and Russia. And I tell you there’s … Continue reading

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Did The CIA Just Stage A Micro-Coup Against Trump Administration?

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com In a surprising turn, it has been announced that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned from his post after allegations surrounding his “inappropriate” contact with Russian officials and his subsequent admission of providing “incomplete” … Continue reading

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Syrian President Assad Calls Western Atrocity Reports “Fake News”

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com In his first interview with Western Corporate media since the election of Donald Trump, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sat before a highly propagandized Western public and a politicized Western media and answered a number of … Continue reading

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German Intel Clears Russia on Interference

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Is Not “Green Energy”

Nuclear lobbyists and some scientists are under the mistaken impression that nuclear power is virtually carbon-free, and thus must be pushed to prevent runaway global warming (if you don’t believe in global warming, please forward this to your friends, family … Continue reading

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The Public Should Demand to See the Michael Flynn Transcript

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The United States is much better off without Michael Flynn serving as national security adviser. But no one should be cheering the way he was brought down. The whole episode is evidence … Continue reading

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What Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador REALLY Discussed

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was fired by Trump.  Flynn was caught discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador even before Trump took office. Sounds bad, right? Maybe … But Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake – the former senior national security correspondent … Continue reading

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Coming Soon To A City Near You: The US Military’s Plan To Take Over America

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Our current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw. We are facing a threat that requires us to redefine doctrine and … Continue reading

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Nationalist Propaganda has Many Progressives Demonizing ‘The Russians’

Neocon and neoliberal war propaganda, as exhibited in the Washington Post, New York Times, etc., “has turned much of the liberal/progressive community” in the US “into a pro-New Cold War constituency willing to engage in a new breed of McCarthyism”, … Continue reading

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Steve Bannon Believes Winter Is Coming

By Dan Sanchez, DanSanchez.me. “History is seasonal and winter is coming.” No, that’s not a Game of Thrones quote. It’s the last line of a 2010 documentary called Generation Zero, written and directed by Steven K. Bannon. Perhaps you’ve heard of … Continue reading

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Assad Rejects Trump “Safe Zone” Plan: Says Syria Will Be Safe When The West, GCC Stop Supporting Terrorists

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com After rightly rejecting the new draft Constitution for Syria submitted by Russia, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is wisely rejecting the Trump administration concept of the implementation of “safe zones” inside Syria. In the first interview … Continue reading

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A NEW JACKSONIAN ERA?

“Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank … Continue reading

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The FBI: The Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “After five years of Hitler’s dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI’s seal of approval.”— Historian Robert Gellately “Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising … Continue reading

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The Neocons’ Back-Door to Trump

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). President Trump’s foreign policy is sliding toward neoconservative orthodoxy on … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Apparently Heading For War As Iran Dumps U.S. Dollar,

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com While many were hoping against all odds that a Trump administration would live up to some of its campaign rhetoric and begin to back away from imperialistic foreign adventures, it seems those hopes are being … Continue reading

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PROOF that Russia and Iran Want War!

The following graphics prove that Russia and Iran want war: Credit: Small People Against Big Government Credit: Azizonomics Credit: Iblagh Credit: Al Jazeera and Google These bad people are putting their countries closer and closer to our military bases:

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New Radiation Level at Fukushima Dwarfs the Highest Peak at Chernobyl

The Fukushima Disaster We noted a few days after the Japanese earthquake that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs that at Chernobyl … and that the cesium fallout from Fukushima already rivaled Chernobyl (we also noted that Fukushima … Continue reading

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Has Trump – Who Ran On an Anti-War Platform – Already Sold Out to the Warmongers … Or Is He Just Playing Unpredictable Madman to Gain Negotiating Leverage?

Conservative Patrick Buchanan – who endorsed Trump for president – writes: High among the reasons that many supported Trump was his understanding that George W. Bush blundered horribly in launching an unprovoked and unnecessary war on Iraq. *** Unlike the … Continue reading

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The Bigger Picture of Trump’s Muslim Ban

Whether you love or hate Trump’s “Muslim ban” (it’s actually a temporary 3-month ban, except for Syrians), there’s a bigger picture … CNN notes: The seven Muslim-majority countries targeted in President Trump’s executive order on immigration were initially identified as … Continue reading

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Our War with China Another Vietnam War in the Making

By Bruce Fein, constitutional lawyer, former associate deputy attorney general and former general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission. Originally published by the Washington Times. Republished with permission of the author. A disastrous, purposeless war with China to defend the … Continue reading

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Trump’s National Security Adviser Puts Iran “On Notice;” Foreshadowing Of War

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com The new boss is now starting to look extremely similar to the old boss. Today, February 2, Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, rabid anti-Iran warmonger, Michael Flynn, delivered a stern and open warning to Iran, … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Arming Kurdish Fanatics, Terrorists; U.S. And Russia Float Kurdish Autonomy In Syria

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com While Trump’s Syria plan has been incredibly vague up until this point, we are now seeing the position of the Trump administration coming into view. While, at this point, it might not be as bad … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Coup Government Tries To Sabotage U.S.-Russia Rapprochement

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Ukraine – Coup Government Tries To Sabotage U.S.-Russia Rapprochement. Fighting in east Ukraine has restarted. This is an attempt by “deep state” forces to prevent any rapprochement between the … Continue reading

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Clinton Gang Push for War with Iran

By Craig Murray.  Mr. Murray is a former British intelligence analyst, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and chancellor of the University of Dundee. Originally posted at CraigMurray.org.uk. So what are the Clinton gang doing while Trump introduces anti-Muslim immigration discrimination? Oh, … Continue reading

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How Obama Booby-Trapped Trump

After doing virtually nothing to help underwater homeowners for 8 years, Obama acted to slightly reduce mortgage insurance payments. But there’s a catch … Obama made sure the program to reduce mortgage insurance wouldn’t start to happen until after Trump … Continue reading

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Trump Lets Saudis Off His ‘Muslim Ban’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). President Trump’s ban against letting people from seven mostly Muslim … Continue reading

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A $500 bn pot of gold: How Boston Consulting and Google pushed Modi to end the era of cash

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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Game Over for Democrats?

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by P Bear | CC BY 2.0 In 2008, the American people overwhelmingly voted for “change” in Washington. They never got it. Hence, Trump. To pretend that … Continue reading

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From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle

By David Martin. Originally published at DCDave.com. A Review Most people who have done any reading at all on the assassination of John F. Kennedy have heard of Joseph A. Milteer. He is the right-wing activist who was recorded on … Continue reading

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A Real Look at Islamists Hiding Behind Pink Pussy Hat Protesters

Protesters support Islamists pretending to be rights activists. Around the world, legitimate protests in recent years were turned into color revolutions. So-called humanitarian groups attach themselves to protests and in many cases changed the agenda and nature of the protest. … Continue reading

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On Email Hacking Allegations, West Establishment says Trust Torturers, Distrust Torture-Whistleblowers

British mainstream paper the Daily Mail reported that former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, says he can attest firsthand that the Clinton/Podesta materials handed to Wikileaks were leaked from a Washington insider, not stolen by Russia. But the Daily … Continue reading

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