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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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PROOF that Putin Killed Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov

A reader tells us that the Russian language at the top and bottom says: “Irrefutable Proof.”

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Obama’s Biggest Lie About Obamacare

He promised “universal coverage” but delivered a plan in which that was impossible. Consequently, whereas 85.4% of Americans had coverage in 2008, only 87.7% have coverage today, far short of the promised 100% — though 100% coverage is the norm … Continue reading

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You’re 55 Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist

Police Killings Grossly Underreported We previously reported that Americans are 9 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist. But it turns out that our numbers were incorrect … This isn’t surprising, given that: “Reliable … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Chief Quits, Asks Obama to Return Peace Prize — 1/10th Joke

Head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee Is Fired, Requests Obama to Return 2009 Peace Prize? Eric Zuesse For the first time ever, the head of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has been fired. It happened on Tuesday, March 3rd.  Thorbjorn Jagland, … Continue reading

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How the West Got Hooked On “Humanitarian War”

Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. The “Humanitarian War” In Yugoslavia Set the Stage for Subsequent “Humanitarian” Interventions In Libya, Syria and Other Nations The first “humanitarian war” in the post-Cold War era was in the Kosovo, Bosnia and Serbia regions of Yugoslavia … Continue reading

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BLOOMBERG: Putin Is to Blame for Ukraine, But West Owes Ukraine Bailout

Eric Zuesse The anti-Russian ‘news’ organization Bloomberg, owned by the former Mayor of Wall Street, Michael Bloomberg, says in a March 3rd editorial about Ukraine, that “Only swift and radical debt relief can help the country out of its economic quagmire,” … Continue reading

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Private Police: Mercenaries for the American Police State

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries.”—Ray Lewis, Retired Philadelphia Police Captain It’s one thing to know and exercise your rights when a police … Continue reading

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CIA Urged Rebels to Assassinate Their Own In Order to Create “Martyrs”

Killing Their Own … For Political Gain A CIA “psychological operations” manual prepared by a CIA contractor for the Nicaraguan Contra rebels noted the value of assassinating someone on your own side to create a “martyr” for the cause. The … Continue reading

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Nations All Over the World CONFESS to Carrying Out False Flag Terrorism

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 54 instances, officials in the government which … Continue reading

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The World’s Great Newspaper Reports on Ukraine

Eric Zuesse Here are summaries (translated by me into English) of the latest news-reports on Ukraine, in Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or German Economic News. (Click on the following link to see each of these news reports in full. If you use … Continue reading

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Global Debt Is MORE THAN TWICE AS BIG As the Entire World Economy … What Does It Mean?

Global Debt Is Almost 3 Times As Big As the World Economy The Guardian reports that global debt has grown by $57 trillion dollars – to $199 trillion dollars – since the 2008 financial crisis. How much is that?  It’s … Continue reading

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China Warns U.S. to Stop Its Ukrainian Proxy War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse A much-ignored huge news report from Reuters on Friday, February 27th, was headlined “Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia’s security concerns over Ukraine.” China’s Ambassador to Belgium (which has the capital of the EU) said that the “nature and … Continue reading

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The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored On The Internet

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet?  This is not some grand vision that is … Continue reading

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US Domestic Troops “Clean” the Homeless-Ridden Streets of LA

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Obama Prioritizes Weakening Russia, Over Weakening ISIS

Eric Zuesse Michael Snyder noted at Global Research on March 1st, that the U.S. is now air-dropping weapons into ISIS territory inside Syria. The U.S. is arming ISIS against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, whom Obama wants to remove. Snyder asks rhetorically: … Continue reading

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Russian Opposition: Putin Did NOT Assassinate Opposition Leader

U.S. media is quick to blame Putin for the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. But Itina Khakamada –  a top ally of Nemtsov in the opposition – said the killing was “clearly not in Putin’s interest. It’s aimed at … Continue reading

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Meta-Study On Genetically Modified Food: Virtually All Independent Scientists Are Concerned

Half of the Studies Find Cause For Concern … The Other Half Are Studies By the GMO Food Industry Itself Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com Tufts University’s Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment … Continue reading

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Our Middle Eastern “Allies” Fund Terrorists Abroad So They Won’t Attack Them At Home

With Friends Likes These … Top U.S. generals say that our closest Middle Eastern “allies” support ISIS. The Independent reported last week: Dr Mahmoud Othman, a veteran member of the Iraqi Kurdish leadership who recently retired from the Iraqi parliament, … Continue reading

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22 million reasons black America doesn’t trust banks

By Marcus Anthony Hunter, University of California, Los Angeles “This bank is just what the freedmen need,” remarked President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1865, as he signed the Freedman’s Bank Act, authorizing the organization of a national bank for … Continue reading

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Two Pieces of US Mass Media Propaganda (on Russia, Tamir Rice) Have Revealing Correlation

US mass media outlets such as CBS, NBC, CNN, knowing that consumers are irrational, are attempting to lead viewers to conclude that Putin assassinated the Russian politician who was killed yesterday, or, at the very least, make them suspect as much. … Continue reading

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US Again Considering “Leave it to Bibi” Option on Bombing Iran?

While on the surface it may appear that Obama is trying to slow down US aggression towards Iran (the US has already been an accomplice in aggressively killing literally hundreds of thousands of people in Iran), only those who put … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Obama’s Foreign Policy

Eric Zuesse On February 22nd, NBC’s “Meet the Press” presented reporter Richard Engel in a terrific four-minute documentary on Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s catastrophic policy-results in Libya. (You can watch it by clicking on that link.) The segment concluded that … Continue reading

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Gorbachev: Killing Could Have Been A Provocation, Aimed At “Destabilizing The Situation In The Country, At Heightening Confrontation” With The West

False Flag Terror? Sniper attacks are commonly used as a form of false flag terror. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the the killing is aimed at “destabilizing the situation in the country, at heightening confrontation” with the West. Gorbachev … Continue reading

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The Kiev Snipers: Everyone Agrees That They Fired On BOTH SIDES

Sniper Attacks As False Flag Terror Random shootings are a type of false flag terror … For example, in 1985 – as part of the “Gladio” (11-21) false flag operations –  snipers attacked and shot shoppers in supermarkets randomly in … Continue reading

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The Forgotten War – Understanding The Incredible Debacle Left Behind By NATO In Libya

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In retrospect, Obama’s intervention in Libya was an abject failure, judged even by its own standards. Libya has not only failed to evolve into a democracy; it has devolved into a failed … Continue reading

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The Entire Case for Sanctions Against Russia Is Pure Lies

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has stated many times his case against Russia — the reason for the economic sanctions. In his National Security Strategy 2015, he uses the term “aggression” 18 times, and 17 of them are referring specifically to only … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: How Many Constitutional Rights Have We Lost?

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com How Many Constitutional Freedoms Have We Lost? This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the … Continue reading

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Ukraine Prepares for an Attack Against Russia

Eric Zuesse The post-coup leaders of Ukraine have routinely said that Ukraine should destroy Russia; and, now, starting on February 24th, they are placing into position the key prerequisite for doing so, which is the advanced Anti-Ballistic-Missile, or ABM, system, … Continue reading

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John Pilger: America’s Predatory Ideology – Fascism

John Pilger’s latest essay, a must read for all, is a sweeping review that looks at the “common thread” of US action: fascistic mass murder.  Pilger also highlights the reasons behind the slaughter, detailing the monetary and power-gains made by the controllers, including up … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Journalist Ben Swann on the Origins of ISIS

Video report: Ben Swann on the origins of ISIS: A product of Direct US Action In the report, Swann discusses how: Politicians and media, with good reason, are not telling you the truth about where ISIS comes from and how it … Continue reading

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Two Gaza-Related Videos to Check Out

Oxfam today called for Israel to immediately end its illegal blockade of Gaza, and said rebuilding Gaza after Israel’s latest massacre, with the blockade in place, would take 100 years. Here is an example of what Israel did to Gaza … Continue reading

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Top Ukrainian Nazi Visits U.S. Congress, Pentagon, Seeks Weapons for Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The Deputy Speaker of Ukraine’s parliament, Andriy Parubiy, who had been the co-founder of the Nazi-inspired Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine, met in Washington on Wednesday, February 25th, with members of the U.S. House and Senate who support … Continue reading

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The Cost of NSA Spying On the U.S. Economy Is “Incalculable”

Spying Is Destroying the U.S. Economy We’ve thoroughly documented that unnecessary spying by the U.S. government is costing the American tech sector many billions of dollars … and the U.S. economy as a whole hundreds of billions of dollars. Things … Continue reading

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Torture and All of the Other War On Terror Excesses Have Come Home

“It’s Just A Matter of Time Before [Torture] Spills Back Into Domestic Territory. Historically, It Always Has” What should we make of the news that Americans are being arrested and treated in Guantanamo-like conditions in Chicago … including: Brutality Being … Continue reading

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Washington’s Blog: The eBook

Eric Zuesse suggested that I write an eBook, rounding up our news stories and information in one place. That would be a big – but doable – project.  We would need to prioritize the effort, and would therefore likely make … Continue reading

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Propaganda Success: How the U.S. Gov’t. Has Reveled in the Success of Its Lying Propaganda

Submitted by Eric Zuesse First: There’s the reality of how the Malaysian MH17 airliner was shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force, as instructed by Barack Obama after he had failed to get the EU sanctions he wanted against Russia, and there … Continue reading

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Scientists: Fear of Terror Can Destroy Your Investment Portfolio and Health … But There’s Good News

Fear of Terrorism Can Kill You … and Your Portfolio Fear of terrorism can kill you: A new study has found that long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people’s resting heart rates and increase their risk of … Continue reading

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Big Barbie is Watching You – Meet the WiFi Connected Barbie Doll that Talks to Your Children and Records Them

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Earlier this month, I highlighted the fact that the latest Samsung Smart TV can and will listen to your conversations, and will share the details with a third party in the post: A Very Slippery … Continue reading

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14 Signs That Most Americans Are Flat Broke And Totally Unprepared For The Coming Economic Crisis

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. When the coming economic crisis strikes, more than half the country is going to be financially wiped out within weeks.  At this point, more than 60 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to … Continue reading

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Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans: What Country Is This?

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and … Continue reading

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What’s Behind Ukraine’s Secret Weapons Deal with UAE

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama apparently is going ahead with his plan for NATO missiles to be placed in Ukraine aimed against Moscow, but found a way to do it that won’t violate the warnings by Russia’s President Vladimir … Continue reading

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Study: Fluoride Can Harm the Thyroid … Leading to Depression, Fatigue and Weight Gain

“What Has … Changed Is How Much Toxicologists Know About The Harmful Effects Of Fluoride Compounds” The Telegraph reported yesterday: Fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water to prevent tooth … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking and Nuremberg Tribunal vs… the American Sniper Movie

The American Sniper movie, which Professor of International Affairs Sophia A. McClennan finds to be “a terrifying glimpse” of a “mind-set that couples delusion with violence”, has rallied countless would-be “sand-nigger” killers and “sand-nigger-killer” cheerleaders with the religio-philosophical pronouncement that groups … Continue reading

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Snowden Calls for Disobedience Against the U.S. Government

In a question and answer session on Reddit earlier today, Edward Snowden wrote: The progress of Western civilization and human rights is actually founded on the violation of law. America was of course born out of a violent revolution that … Continue reading

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Slick Tricks from US Assassination Instruction Manual

The US definition of assassination in a 1953 instruction manual includes that assassination is “the planned killing of a person who is not under the legal jurisdiction of the killer”, “whose death provides positive advantages” to the organization that performs … Continue reading

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

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

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U.S. and Israel Busted Lying About Iran’s Nuclear Program

CIA and Netanyahu Busted Hyping Nuclear Threat We noted in 2012 that top American, Israeli and European leaders admitted that Iran had no plans to build a nuclear bomb. The Jerusalem Post reports today: A new leak of secret intelligence … Continue reading

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The Troll’s Guide to Internet Disruption

The 15 Rules of Web Disruption David Martin’s Thirteen Rules for Truth Suppression, H. Michael Sweeney’s 25 Rules of Disinformation (and now Brandon Smith’s Disinformation: How It Works) are classic lessons on how to spot disruption and disinformation tactics. We’ve … Continue reading

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Are Conspiracy Theorists Nuts?

Conspiracy Theorists USED TO Be Accepted As Normal Democracy and free market capitalism were founded on conspiracy theories. The Magna Carta, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and other  founding Western documents were based on conspiracy theories. Greek democracy and … Continue reading

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Financial War: US Wants to Trigger Wave of Russian Bankruptcies

[translated by Eric Zuesse, from German Economic News:] http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/02/23/finanz-krieg-usa-wollen-pleite-welle-von-russischen-unternehmen-ausloesen/ Financial War: US wants to trigger wave of Russian bankruptcies German Economic News  |  Published: 02/23/15 12:55 clock  |  42 Comments The US government insists on a tightening of sanctions against Russia, and demands that the EU follow … Continue reading

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53 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

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 53 instances, officials in the government which … Continue reading

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Europeans Want TTIP Trade-Deal, Though Obama Blocks Making Its Terms Public

Eric Zuesse TTIP is a secretly negotiated trade deal between the U.S. and the EU, and all indications are that it will replace each nation’s drug-safety, product-safety, food-safety, environmental, and worker-protection, regulations and laws, placing them into the hands of … Continue reading

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Obama’s War-Policies Show a Pattern

On the First Anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan Coup: Obama’s War-Policies Show a Pattern [Editor’s Note: Documentation on each of the key points in this news report and analysis can be seen by merely clicking on the link where the given … Continue reading

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Dailykos’s Cover-Up of Obama’s Ukrainian Atrocities

Eric Zuesse Generally speaking, the falsely-called ‘liberal’ (some even call it ‘progressive’) website dailykos (founded and owned by the ‘formerly’ far-right Markos Moulitsas Zuniga) has ignored President Barack Obama’s coup a year ago in Ukraine, which violently overthrew that country’s … Continue reading

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State Terrorists Infiltrating Billions of Cell Phones

State terrorists from the organizations that committed the worst crime of the 21st century thus far, the illegal invasion of Iraq, have also hacked into and can “secretly monitor a large portion of the world’s cellular communications”, as reported in The Guardian, based … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Exposed Part 1 – How She Aggressively Lobbied for Mega Corporations as Secretary of State

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, That approach, which Mrs. Clinton called “economic statecraft,” emerged in discussions with Robert Hormats, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. investment banker who has worked in Democratic and Republican administrations and became an undersecretary … Continue reading

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Worst Spying In World History – Worse Than Any Dystopian Novel – Is Occurring RIGHT NOW

NSA Spying Worse than Stasi or Nazi Germany, J. Edgar Hoover … Or Orwell’s 1984 We noted in 2012 that Americans are the most spied upon people in world history. Top NSA officials previously said that we’ve got a “police … Continue reading

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Ukraine Conscripts Children in Foreign Countries

Eric Zuesse Ukraine is now so desperate to murder more residents in its Donbass region, that it is conscripting for its ethnic-cleansing there to clear the Donbass land of its residents (who had voted 90% for the man whom Obama … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Exposed Part 2 – He Thinks Unconstitutional NSA Spying is “Hugely Important”

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In some ways I’m actually looking forward to the imperial spectacle that will be the Jeb Bush vs. Hilary Clinton Presidential contest in 2016. Just like an alcoholic or drug addict is often … Continue reading

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America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776

The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth In 2011, Danios wrote:  Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she … Continue reading

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Crimea: Was It Seized by Russia, or Did Russia Block Its Seizure by the U.S.?

Eric Zuesse Both before and after Crimea left Ukraine and joined Russia in a public referendum on 16 March 2014, the Gallup Organization polled Crimeans on behalf of the U.S. Government, and found them to be extremely pro-Russian and anti-American, … Continue reading

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Since 9/11, The U.S. Has Been Involved In More Than 5 Wars … And They’ve All Been Disasters

Why Does America Keep “Losing” Its Wars? Below, we demonstrate that the U.S. keeps “losing” war after war. There are 3 potential reasons this might be happening: Is this chaos an intentional way to implement regime change and grab resources? … Continue reading

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Economists: A Large Financial Sector HURTS the Economy

Contrary To Widespread Assumption, A Large Financial Sector Is Bad for the Economy One of our favorite economists – Steve Keen – showed in 2010 that a large financial sector hurts the economy. Specifically, Keen showed that bank profits above … Continue reading

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Oligarch Rules: Jeb Bush Surrounds Himself With Architects Of His Brother’s Iraq War

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, According to Reuters’ Steve Holland, Bush has tapped a “diverse” roster of former George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush officials to advise his burgeoning campaign on foreign policy, including key architects of … Continue reading

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The U.S.-Backed Government In Ukraine Is Starting To Lose The Civil War, The Mainstream Media In The U.S. Is Being Very Quiet About This

By Michael Snyder. The mainstream media in the U.S. is being very quiet about this, but the truth is that the U.S.-backed government in Kiev is starting to lose the civil war.  This week, the separatists captured the very important … Continue reading

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“Too Big To Fails” Have Stopped Being Banks

Image by William Banzai No Longer Focused On Deposits Or Loans Bloomberg reported last month: “Banks don’t have a need for deposits, and the demand for loans by households and firms is weak,” Niels Storm Stenbaek, chief economist at the … Continue reading

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Close the Loophole that Allows Government to Read All of Your Emails After 180 Days

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Geoengineering Is Being Pushed By Politicians and Scientists … But It May Do MORE HARM THAN GOOD

Scientists Suggested Melting the Arctic Ice Cap to Stop a New Ice Age Proposals to use geoengineering to fight global warming are in the news.   Indeed, humans have been intentionally modifying weather for climate control for decades.  But geoengineering has … Continue reading

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OPINION: Russia’s Outrageous Treatment of a Right-Wing Ukrainian Film Director

Eric Zuesse Oleg Sentsov is an anti-Russian Ukrainian nationalist who also happens to be a screenwriter and director of Ukrainian-language movies. Because he hates Russia and refuses to accept Crimea’s being again a part of Russia (which it was between … Continue reading

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NYU Professor Uncovers How the FDA Systematically Covers Up Fraud and Misconduct in Drug Trials

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, That misconduct happens isn’t shocking. What is: When the FDA finds scientific fraud or misconduct, the agency doesn’t notify the public, the medical establishment, or even the scientific community that the results of … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Generals: American Allies Support ISIS

Politicians Agree America’s top military official – the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey – and Senator Lindsey Graham admitted last September in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that America’s closest allies are supporting … Continue reading

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CIA Looking Into Weather Modification As A Form of Warfare

The U.S. – and Presumably Russia – Have Researched Weather Modification As Warfare For Many Decades This week, a top American climate researcher – Professor Alan Robock from Rutgers – says that the CIA is looking into weather modification as … Continue reading

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U.S. Agrees To Serve As Al Qaeda’s Air Force

Why Are We Backing the Bad Guys? Republican and Democratic Congressmen have warned that the U.S. shouldn’t be “Al Qaeda’s Air Force” in Syria. And see this and this. In reality, there aren’t any moderate rebels in Syria (and see … Continue reading

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5 Ways Mass Surveillance Is Destroying Our Economy

Prosperity Requires Privacy Privacy is a prerequisite for a prosperous economy. Even the White House admits: People must have confidence that data will travel to its destination without disruption. Assuring the free flow of information, the security and privacy of … Continue reading

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Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George … Continue reading

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Leading Ukrainian Nazi Will Visit Washington Next Week Seeking Weapons

Eric Zuesse Andrey Parubiy, a co-founder of the Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine, which the CIA renamed the “Freedom” Party (“Svoboda”) in order to hide its origin as Ukraine’s nazi party, announced on Sunday February 15th, that he’ll be seeking … Continue reading

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Gallup: Americans’ Fear of Russia Soars

Eric Zuesse Gallup headlined on February 16th, “Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy,” and reported that whereas back in 2011 only 3% of Americans answered “Russia” when asked “What country anywhere in the world do you consider to be … Continue reading

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Evidence About the Connection Between the Ukrainian Coup and Crimea’s Breakaway

Eric Zuesse Little attention is generally paid to the connection between the February 2014 coup in Ukraine, and Crimea’s breakaway from Ukraine. The testimony that will here be cited helps fill this in. An attorney in the federal prosecutor’s office … Continue reading

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Bernstein’s Reminder about US Media

The famous investigative journalist Carl Bernstein, who “did the majority of the most important news reporting on the Watergate scandal”, documents that the US government has no external “need to manipulate” mass media outlets such as “Time magazine, for example, because there … Continue reading

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How Science Died at the World Trade Center

Science has been misused for political purposes many times in history. However, the most glaring example of politically motivated pseudoscience—that employed by U.S. government scientists to explain the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC)—continues to be ignored by many … Continue reading

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When Nazi Hands Rock American Cradles

Are Ukrainian-American children brought up to be Bandera followers? If the children of all the Eastern European and Baltic emigre populations bring their children up in American this way, will it have an effect on non-emigre children in the US? … Continue reading

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Which Is Propaganda, Which Is News-Reporting?

Eric Zuesse FIRST: Here is CNN, reporting on 9 February 2015: —— FOR COMPARISON: Here is Russian Television (RT), on a related story, dated 10 February 2015: Ukraine Bombs Lugansk Soup Kitchen —— DISCUSSION: The CNN news-report was not posted … Continue reading

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How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

Eric Zuesse Newsweek magazine headlined on February 5th, “‘Biggest NATO Reinforcement Since Cold War’ Sets Frontlines Against Russia,” and reported that, “According to general Charles Wald, former-deputy commander of U.S. European Command, … ‘The question for Europe is: is Putin creeping further and further … Continue reading

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Rocking the Cradle on Capital Hill- The Face of Nationalism You Don’t Know

When I was 4 years old I still remember standing in the warm summer sun trying to make sense of the world I was starting to know. The Vietnam war was going on and my uncles were overseas fighting the … Continue reading

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Putin Wins, Obama Loses, in Draft Plan for Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The only way that U.S. President Barack Obama can win in Ukraine now is by negotiating subsequent details to become deal-breakers to the February 12th draft agreement, such that for Russian President Vladimir Putin not to accept Obama’s … Continue reading

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Guess Who Peddled 7-Year Old Photos of a Different Country As If They Show a Current Russian Invasion of Ukraine?

How Blatant Can the Propaganda Get? Senator Inhofe was duped into presenting photographs that were up to 7 years old – some of which were taken within the nations of Georgia, Ossetia and Russia – as showing a current Russian invasion … Continue reading

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Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship … A Failed False Flag Attack Against the United States

An Attempt to Drag America Into Israel’s War On June 8, 1967, Israel attacked the American naval vessel USS Liberty in international waters, and tried to sink it. After checking the Liberty out for 8 hours – and making 9 … Continue reading

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Obama’s New National Security Strategy Is Rabidly Anti-Russian

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s just-issued National Security Strategy 2015 uses the term “aggression” precisely 18 times, all but one of which are either explicitly, or else possibly, referring to Russia, as allegedly doing the alleged “aggression” — never the U.S., … Continue reading

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Former CIA Analyst was Somehow Tracked, Pre-Arrested for Allegedly Planning to Commit “Crime” of Free Speech

Veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry notes that former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was illegally abducted and held against his will to prevent him from attending a speech (for which he had purchased a ticket) by war criminal Dave Petraeus: …someone in authority apparently … Continue reading

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Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?

By Ellen Brown. Public banks in North Dakota, Germany and Switzerland have been shown to outperform their private counterparts. Under the TPP and TTIP, however, publicly-owned banks on both sides of the oceans might wind up getting sued for unfair competition … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda’s Bookkeeper Spills the Beans

Eric Zuesse Zacarias Moussaoui was the bookkeeper for Al Qaeda, but the U.S. intelligence services have been keeping this fact secret as much as they can, because what he knows about the crucial financial backers of Al Qaeda can be … Continue reading

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If You Listen Carefully, The Bankers Are Actually Telling Us What Is Going To Happen Next

By Michael Snyder. Are we on the verge of a major worldwide economic downturn? Well, if recent warnings from prominent bankers all over the world are to be believed, that may be precisely what we are facing in the months … Continue reading

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Ukraine War- Poroshenko Enflames America’s War With Russia?

According to the BBC on Febuary 9th President Barack Obama: “The possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that is being examined.” What this means is if the Minsk talks fail, the US will supply lethal heavy … Continue reading

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NY Times Changes Tune on Oil Price Drop Motive

Those relying on the notoriously servile NY Times are now learning, several weeks late, that the recent drop in oil prices is likely politically motivated. Mike Whitney reports (“The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine”): Until this week, the mainstream media … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Breaking Up with America This Valentine’s Day

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “I love America and I hate it. I’m torn between the two. I have two conflicting visions of America. One is a kind of dream landscape … Continue reading

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Is Tolerance of Dishonesty the Fundamental Problem in Our Culture?

Eric Zuesse NBC-TV’s star news-anchor Brian Williams got caught repeatedly lying and fabricating his fake-‘courageous’ personal involvement in news stories that he had ‘reported.’ At LinkedIn, Rob Wyse headlined recently, “Brian Williams Essentially Lied on His Resume, Or Exaggerated The Truth,” and he noted there: “Whether … Continue reading

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A Very Slippery Slope: Yes, Your Samsung Smart TV Can Listen To Your Private Conversations

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The biggest story in the tech world today is the revelation that Samsung’s Smart TV can and will listen to your conversations, and will share the details with a third party. Yes, you read … Continue reading

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