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Ukraine-News Flash: Bloodiest Days of Ukraine’s Ethnic Cleansing Expected to Come Now

Eric Zuesse A reliably well-informed resident in the area that Obama’s Ukrainian regime is ethnically cleansing (i.e., exterminating and/or expelling) has informed this reporter (and all of this source’s previous reports to me have subsequently turned out to be true): … Continue reading

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The REAL Reason for New U.S. and French Military Involvement In Iraq

It’s All About Erbil Why is Obama now re-committing the U.S. military to Iraq? Why is France strongly backing military action? Obama says it’s to protect minorities.    That’s nothing new.  Obama is the fourth president in a row to bomb … Continue reading

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Desperate MH17 “Intelligence” Spin by Ukraine Secret Service: Pro-Russian Rebels had Targeted a Russian Passenger Plane. “But Shot Down Flight MH17 by Mistake”

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, who runs Global Research and the Centre for Research on Globalization. The official MH17 narrative still prevails: the “pro-Russian rebels” shot down Malaysian airlines MH17 with a Buk missile system provided by Russia. In a new … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Conflict: a History and Status-Report, for Ukraine, U.S., and the World

See Barack Obama’s Real Achievements in Ukraine, with Your Own Eyes, via Videos: They’re Like George W. Bush’s Real Achievements in Iraq, But Authentically Nuclear Eric Zuesse (This article will consist primarily of videos documenting actual events. The links that … Continue reading

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Christians Are Being Slaughtered By Islamic Terrorists … But Sadly, the U.S. Is Supporting the Terrorists

Christians Are Being Persecuted By Islamic Terrorists Christians are being persecuted by Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria. The “ISIS” Islamic terrorists have literally CRUCIFIED people in Iraq recently, and have marked the houses of Christians … presumably for execution. … Continue reading

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Must-Watch Speech By Son of Israeli General

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Obama’s Africa Summit: a Sign of Weakness Rather than Strength

Bridges Versus Bombs Obama is meeting with a number of African leaders this week. But rather than a sign of strength, it’s a sign of weakness. The Guardian reported Sunday: Barack Obama is convening the largest ever gathering of African … Continue reading

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150 + International Legal Experts: Israel Has Committed War Crimes … Should be Referred to the International Criminal Court

Legal Experts Say Israel Is Targeting Civilians and Inflicting Collective Punishment The United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch all say that Israel has committed war crimes by targeting civilians. Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians is also a war … Continue reading

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Americans Are Falling for the Old Schoolyard Bully Trick: “He Hit Me First!”

The Schoolyard Bully Is Still Using His Old Trick The schoolyard bully is caught standing over the skinny,  bloodied kid lying on the ground. The teacher asks what happened. The bully yells: “He hit me first!”   Then he grabs his … Continue reading

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United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch: Israel Is Targeting CIVILIANS In Gaza

Recommend International Criminal Court Investigation Update: Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the U.S. for help in avoiding war crime charges. Amnesty International just released a report stating: An immediate investigation is needed into mounting evidence that the Israel Defense … Continue reading

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Sanctions Against Russia: U.S. and EU Shoot Themselves In the Foot

Sanctions Against Russia Are Hurting the West We noted last month that major American business groups are opposed to sanctions against Russia, as they hurt U.S. businesses. We pointed out that sanctions against Russia are backfiring because they are: Pushing … Continue reading

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Too Big to Fail Has NOT Ended … It’s Only Gotten WORSE

Despite “Mission Accomplished” Announcement, the Giant Banks Are Worse Than Ever Last week, Paul Krugman said too big to fail is over: There was indeed a large-bank funding advantage during and for some time after the crisis, but it has … Continue reading

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Systematically Reconstructing the Shoot-Down of the Malaysian Airliner: The Guilt Is Clear and Damning

Eric Zuesse On July 22nd, zerohedge bannered sarcastically, “Flight MH-17 Black Boxes To Be Analyzed In ‘Impartial’ London,” and reported that they would be analyzed by the U.S.-allied, anti-Russian, pro-Ukrainian, British Government. A mere four days later, on the 26th, CBS News  headlined … Continue reading

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America’s Immune System Has Failed … So the Cancers of War and Corruption are Spreading

U.S. Has Lost the Immune System Created by the Founding Fathers When someone is exposed to a germ, his immune system fights it off. If his immune system stops functioning, he can’t fight off even minor bugs … and he … Continue reading

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Standard & Poor’s: Runaway Inequality Dampens GDP Growth, Leads to Boom/Bust Cycles and Discourages Trade, Investment and Hiring

Inequality Also Dampens Social Mobility, Increases Political Pressure and Produces a Less Competitive Workforce Standard & Poor’s released a report on inequality today, concluding: Higher levels of income inequality increase political pressures, discouraging trade, investment, and hiring. Keynes first showed that … Continue reading

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Flight MH17 – What You’re Not Being Told

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Prominent Jewish Leader: Israel Intentionally Massacred Civilians in 1948 to Terrorize the Population

“The Targeting of Civilians Was Started By The Jewish Terrorist Groups” Henry Siegman was executive director of the American Jewish Congress – long described as one of the nation’s “big three” Jewish organizations – for 16 years. Siegman – an … Continue reading

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President Carter: Israel – Not Hamas – Is to Blame for War

Says Failure to Recognize Hamas Is the Core Problem Jimmy Carter spent a lot of effort brokering peace in the Middle East. Some of his efforts succeeded. Since retiring from the White House, he has worked to try to broker  … Continue reading

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The Highest Law of the Land REQUIRES the Government to Prosecute All of Those Who Authorized Torture … Including Bush, Cheney and Everyone Else Who Ordered It Or Failed to Take Steps to Stop It

Preface: This is not a partisan issue. As shown below, Democrats are complicit in high crimes as well. The Government Is Breaking the Law By Failing to Prosecute Torture President Ronald Reagan signed a treaty legally requiring the U.S. to … Continue reading

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Afghanistan to Surpass USA in Vote Counting Integrity

Guest Post by Jonathan Simon.  Simon is co-founder and currently Executive Director of Election Defense Alliance (www.ElectionDefenseAlliance.org), a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to restore observable vote counting and electoral integrity as the foundation of American democracy. Simon has expertise in … Continue reading

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Prominent Israelis: Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians Is Apartheid

“What Acts Like Apartheid, Is Run Like Apartheid and Harasses Like Apartheid, Is Not A Duck—It Is Apartheid” One of the intellectual giants of Israel’s founding generation – Yeshayahu Leibowitz – prophesied: A state ruling a hostile population of 1.5 … Continue reading

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Israeli High Court: Israeli Soldiers Used Palestinians as Human Shields 1,200 Times

Israel Has Frequently Used Palestinians as Human Shields Israelis frequently accuse Palestinians of using human shields. That claim is highly questionable. However, in 2005, the Israeli high court found that Israeli soldiers had used Palestinian civilians as human shields 1,200 … Continue reading

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Why the Heck Are We Bringing Ebola Patients Into the U.S.?

Are We Exposing Ourselves to a Black Swan Event? There’s no cure for Ebola. Ebola is deadly and contagious.  90% of those who catch it die quickly. Normally, the extreme lethality of Ebola means that the virus quickly “burns itself … Continue reading

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How Americans Can End the Israeli Occupation and Free Palestine: 3 Steps

1)  Identify the Israeli Dictatorship’s Source of Power The government of Israel acts as an expansionist, apartheid, terror dictatorship over Palestine. Israel’s source of power for maintaining its dictatorship over Palestine is: Illegal US Funding Approximately 3.1 billion dollars per year are taken from … Continue reading

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ISIS Terrorists Credit the Iraq War for Their Success

ISIS Thanks John McCain for Making their Rise to Power Possible We’ve noted for months that the ISIS terrorists wouldn’t have been able to take over Iraq if we hadn’t launched the idiotic Iraq war and “regime changed” the country. … Continue reading

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The U.S. Has Repeatedly Lied About Satellite Photographs as a Justification for War

U.S. Busted Faking Satellite Photographs In Both Iraq Wars The U.S. government claims that satellite photographs prove Russian separatists are responsible for the shootdown of the Malaysian airplane over Ukraine, and that Russia has fired artillery into Ukraine. Russia claims … Continue reading

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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Have All Been Busted Lying Again and Again

CIA, NSA, FBI and other Intelligence Agencies Lie CIA chief John Brennan was busted this week for lying to Congress and the American public by claiming  that the CIA wasn’t spying on the Congressional investigation into torture … when they … Continue reading

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Evidence Is Now Conclusive: 2 Ukrainian Government SU-25 Fighter-Jets Did Shoot Down that Malaysian Airliner. No “Buk” Missile Ground-Shot Was Involved.

Preface by Washington’s Blog: The New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Sydney Morning Herald,  International Business Times and many other news sources have reported that the numerous holes in the wreckage of Malaysian airlines flight 17 are shrapnel … Continue reading

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C-Span Interviews Head of Architects and Engineers

C-Span interviewed Richard Gage – head of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth – for an entire episode. What do you think? Background:

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Obama Admits U.S. “Tortured Some Folks”. Here’s WHAT HE DIDN’T SAY

What You Need to Know … Obama said today: We tortured some folks …. We did some things that were contrary to our values. We applaud Obama admitting to this unsavory chapter in U.S. history.  The government has denied for … Continue reading

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Obama’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread in Ukraine, Updated to 31 July 2014

Obama’s U.S. Presidency Now Is Definitely Crashing and Burning, in Ukraine. Kiev’s Government, Which Obama Installed in February Coup, Now Collapses. Eric Zuesse BACKGROUND: In late February 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and his CIA overthrew the democratically elected pro-Russian … Continue reading

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Official ‘Investigation’ into Downing of the Malaysian Plane Is Now Clearly a Hoax.

A Suspect in a Possible Crime Is Appointed to Co-Investigate It: Downing the MH-17.  Is the Investigation, into the Malaysian Plane’s Downing, Itself a Criminal Operation?  Eric Zuesse As was pointed out by investigative journalist Donn Marten at OpEdNews on July … Continue reading

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New York Times: Palestinians Are Trapped and Can’t Escape Israeli Bombing

Nowhere to Go The New York Times reports: As civilian casualties mounted on Monday in the Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military reminded the world that it had warned people living in targeted areas to leave. The … Continue reading

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The West’s Reckless Rush Towards War with Russia

We’re Taking Big Risks for Unclear Reasons By Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity. For reasons that have no rational explanations at this time, the US and Europe have embarked on a concerted program to demonize Putin, ostracize Russia, and bring … Continue reading

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The Basic Reality, and Simple Truth, of Ukraine’s Civil War

Eric Zuesse Obama appoints the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who do this sort of thing rather randomly to the people, the … Continue reading

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Hate of Arabs Is – Literally – Anti-Semitism

Arabs Are Semites People who hate Jews simply because they’re Jews are obviously anti-semites. But people who hate Arabs are also anti-semites.     Specifically, “semite” is defined by Webster’s dictionary as: A member of a group of people originally of … Continue reading

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White House and Pentagon Slam Israeli Killing of Palestinian Civilians

Even Israel’s Main Ally Thinks It’s Gone Too Far After Israel bombed another UN School – killing women and children – despite UN telling Israel 17 times that the school sheltered civilians, UN spokesman Chris Gunness said “the world stands … Continue reading

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Holocaust Survivor and Israeli Minister: Labeling Criticism of Israel “Anti-Semitic” Is a TRICK

“A Terrible Trick of Israeli Propaganda” Holocaust survivor Hajo Myer – a Jewish boy when Hitler came to power, and survived Auschwitz – says: Any criticism of the policies of Israel is hampered and made impossible by a terrible trick … Continue reading

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South Africans: Israeli Apartheid “More Terrifying” than South Africa … “Worse Than Conditions Were for Blacks Under the Apartheid Regime” … “Far Worse Than Apartheid South Africa”

Israeli Treatment of Palestinians Worse than South African Apartheid Wikipedia notes that South Africans have called Israel an apartheid state (footnotes omitted): Former deputy mayor of Jerusalem Meron Benvenisti relates in his 1986 book Conflicts and Contradictions that during the … Continue reading

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Israel Bombs Gaza Back to the Stone Age … as Collective Punishment

Israel Commits War Crimes In Gaza We previously noted: Israel is currently bombing Gaza back to the stone age …. And: Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Eli Yishai said: We must blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages destroying all the … Continue reading

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First Examination of Malaysian MH-17 Cockpit Photo Shows Ukrainian Government Shot that Plane Down

Eric Zuesse On July 30th, a German pilot headlined at anderweltonline, “Shocking Analysis of the ‘Shooting Down’ of Malaysian MH17,” and he provided the first public analysis of the photos that were available immediately after the disaster, of the plane’s cockpit, and … Continue reading

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We Can Stop Listening to Hypocrites and Liars

As reported in The Jewish Chronicle, Obama says: “no country on earth… would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders”. As historian William Blum documents, Obama has shot rockets and missiles into at least six countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, … Continue reading

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Israel Bombs Another UN School – Killing Women and Children – Despite UN Telling Israel 17 Times that the School Sheltered Civilians

6th UN Shelter Bombed by Israel Many Gazans have been ordered by the Israeli military to leave their homes. The Gaza strip was already very small and overcrowded – and Israel has just taken away 44% of it – and … Continue reading

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Polls Show Mutual Hostility Soars Between Russians and Americans

Eric Zuesse As the world’s two nuclear super-powers gird for possible war against each other, and the United States sends nuclear weapons to the rim of Russia, and Russia holds war-games to test its responses, the publics in both countries are increasing … Continue reading

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Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming … Unless We Stop It

Nouriel Roubini, Kyle Bass, Hugo Salinas Price, Charles Nenner, James Dines, Jim Rogers, David Stockman, Marc Faber, Jim Rickards, Paul Craig Roberts, Martin Armstrong, Larry Edelson, Gerald Celente and Others Warn of Wider War Paul Craig Roberts – former Assistant … Continue reading

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Lancet Medical Journal Denounces Israel’s Aggression, Targeting of Children, and Attempts to Kill Gaza – Seven Quotes

Doctors and scientists, on behalf of 24 signatories, in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet, write: “An Open Letter for the People of Gaza” Seven crucial quotes: Gaza is being killed by one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated … Continue reading

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American Intelligence Officers Who Battled the Soviet Union for Decades Slam the Flimsy “Intelligence” Against Russia

Senior U.S. Intelligence Officers: Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence Preface: With the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine turning a local civil war into a U.S. confrontation with Russia, former high-level U.S. intelligence veterans released a statement today … Continue reading

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Obama’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread in Ukraine

Is Obama’s U.S. Presidency Now Crashing and Burning, in Ukraine? Kiev’s Government He Installed in February Seems Now Collapsing Eric Zuesse A news report that includes an alleged leaked document from the head of the Ukrainian Security Service, V.O. Nalyvaichenko, to the … Continue reading

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All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos

Quantifying the Effects of Regime Change Since 2001, the U.S. has undertaken regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. All 3 countries are now in chaos … and extremists are more in control than ever. Iraq In Iraq, hardcore Islamic … Continue reading

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Israel Takes Away 44% of Gaza Land … Herds Gazans Into Remaining Area

Already Crowded Gazans Are Now Being Jammed Into a Much Smaller Area Daily Beast reports (hat tip Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Gara): This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,” already one of the … Continue reading

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Why the Democratic Party Will Die Unless a House Democrat Introduces a Resolution to Impeach President Obama

Eric Zuesse The only individuals who possess the Constitutional power to introduce a bill of impeachment against the President are the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans there have said that they won’t do it, and the reason … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is Already MILITARILY Involved In Ukraine … Even Though the American People Want Us to STAY OUT

Americans Are Sick and Tired of War A new poll from Politico shows that Americans want the U.S. to stay the heck out of Ukraine militarily: Americans are recoiling from direct engagement overseas and oppose U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, … Continue reading

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Our Troops March and Drive Into Eastern Ukraine Bearing Nazi Insignia and Mass-Death

Eric Zuesse This summarizes a new video, filmed during 2-24 July 2014, uploaded to youtube on July 27th: “Azov recruits” are the Ukrainian Obama regime’s elite SS force, shown swearing their oaths, proudly holding WolfsAngel (German Nazi-insignia) flags. Mothers in … Continue reading

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9/11 Commission’s Forum Shows How DC ‘Works’

Former members of 9/11 Commission last week leveraged the 10th anniversary of their report to announce a dozen recommendations that primarily fan fears of foreign terrorism. The former commissioners urged at a July 22 forum strong spending on counter-terrorism intelligence … Continue reading

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Israeli Attitude Towards Gaza: Israel Is a Colonial Power that “Never Really Thought It Had Any Duty To Protect the People Under Its Rule or To Improve the Quality of their Lives”

Israeli Attitude Towards Gaza = French Attitude Towards Algerians, and American American Attitude Towards Vietnamese Remi Brulin – Research fellow at NYU and Shapiro fellow at George Washington University – tweets: Most of what Israel says re: Gaza, France said … Continue reading

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Admitted Liar Claims Russia Is Shooting Artillery Into Ukraine

Should We Believe a Known Liar? Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is an known liar: The author of the Patriot Act and former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – Congressman James Sensenbrenner – says that Clapper should be … Continue reading

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Multiple Reports: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Were with Malaysian Flight 17 When It Was Shot Down

Is THIS Why the Plane Was Shot Down? Senior U.S. officials now admit that the Malaysian airlines passenger plane was likely accidentally shot down. The Russian government claims Ukrainian fighter jets were flying very close to Malaysian Flight 17 when … Continue reading

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NSA Helps Saudi Arabia Crush Dissent … Like It Helps Crush Dissent at Home

The NSA Helps Crush Dissent at Home and Abroad Numerous high-level NSA whistleblowers say that NSA spying is about crushing dissent and blackmailing opponents … not stopping terrorism. In addition, the NSA is giving the raw data on American citizens living in … Continue reading

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Debunking the Claim that Palestinians Use Civilians as “Human Shields”

“By Falsely Associating Itself with Judaism, Zionism Uses Jews Everywhere as Human Shields” The Nation debunks the claim that Palestinians are using civilians as “human shields” This is arguably one of Israel’s most insidious claims, because it blames Palestinians for … Continue reading

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Jews Stage Massive Anti-War Protests In Tel Aviv, New York and Elsewhere

Opposing Israeli Policy Does Not Make One a “Self-Hating Jew” A huge anti-war protest is being held tonight by Jews in Tel Aviv: (Jews and Palestinians have been holding anti-war protests throughout Israel, but the mainstream media has refused to … Continue reading

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Why Does Anyone Believe the State Department … After Being Caught In Repeated Lies?

State Department Spokeswoman Is a Lying Liar U.S. security and intelligence agencies have repeatedly been caught lying about matters of war and peace. After being caught in one lie, the State Department doesn’t apologize … it just launches a new … Continue reading

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The Obama Regime’s Awesome Hypocrisy

Eric Zuesse Voice of America headlined on July 26th, “US Defense Department Warns of Arms to Eastern Ukraine,” and quoted General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, as asserting: “My fear is actually, you know if I have … Continue reading

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High-Level American Intelligence and Counterterror Officials: Islamic Terror Is Motivated by U.S. Support for Tyrants in the Middle East and U.S. Support for Israel

“Only a Fool Wouldn’t Know that Our Relationship with Israel Causes Us War with Muslims” In the classic 6th Century B.C. Chinese military strategy treatise – The Art of War -the brilliant military commander Sun Tzu wrote: It is said … Continue reading

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Wall Street Shadow Banking: You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: “Time to Reboot”

One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and the IMF: compared to some of their predecessors, they are refreshingly honest. The Wall Street Journal reported on July 2nd: Two of the world’s most powerful women of … Continue reading

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U.S. ‘News’ Media Propagandize for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse Typical is TIME  Magazine, which headlined on 24 July 2014, “In Russia, Crime Without Punishment.” The sub-head, from Simon Shuster, “reporting” for the Russia-hating regime of Barack Obama, in the Russia-hating Ukrainian capital Kiev, was the even-more-slanted, propagandistic: “Vladimir … Continue reading

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If Americans Knew What Was Happening In Israel …

… Their Views Would Change Overnight If my fellow Americans understood the history of Israel and Palestine, their views would change overnight … and they would demand that Israel no longer be given unconditional support and blank checks to do … Continue reading

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Israel Losing Support from Its Biggest Ally: American Evangelical Christians

A Shift Among Evangelicals … Especially Among the Young We documented yesterday that the biggest supporters of Israel are American evangelical Christians … Protestants or – to a lesser extent – Catholics. But that support base is slipping … Buzzfeed … Continue reading

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Israeli Lawyer Doesn’t Deny Nuremberg Crimes on Palestinians (What the Nazis Did to the Jews)

“Public Relations People In The United States … Handle These Matters For Us” Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Francis Boyle – responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation … Continue reading

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Amnesty International: Israel Remains the Occupying Power in Gaza and is Thus Bound By the Law Of Occupation

American and Israeli Media Fail to Tell the Big Story Amnesty International notes today: Israel maintains sole control of Gaza’s air space and territorial waters, and continues to prohibit any movement of people or goods in or out of Gaza … Continue reading

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Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, who runs Global Research and the Centre for Research on Globalization. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation in the Rada (Parliament) and that of the entire Cabinet on Thursday, July 24.  This decision was … Continue reading

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America Is the Only Country with a Favorable View of Israel

The U.S. Is the Only Country Which Supports Israel No Matter What It Does Americans – living in a huge country which has never really been invaded, and as the sole superpower – are famous for being out-of-touch with how … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch Findings on Gaza Massacre

At this point in Israel’s massacre in Gaza, almost 800 Palestinians have been slaughtered, overwhelmingly civilians, including 24% children.  34 Israelis have been killed, all but 2 of them soldiers.  Today, Israel bombed a marked UN school, for which it had … Continue reading

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You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Brain-Eating Parasites, Texting While Driving, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or “Autoerotic Asphyxiation” than by Terrorists

Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism The U.S. Department of State reports that only 17 U.S. citizens were killed worldwide as a result of terrorism in 2011.* That figure … Continue reading

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America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, via his agents. … Continue reading

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Report: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Hid Behind Passenger Plane, Pulled Away and Dropped Bombs, and Then Hid Behind Plane Once Again

Is THIS Why the Plane Was Shot Down? Senior U.S. officials now admit that the Malaysian airlines passenger plane was likely accidentally shot down. The Russian government claims Ukrainian fighter jets were flying very close to Malaysian Flight 17 when … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Argument that Gazan Civilians Aren’t Innocent Is the Exact Same One Bin Laden Used To Justify 9/11

American Academic Embraces the Logic of Terrorists Yesterday, Matt Breuning pointed out the insanity of a Wall Street Journal op/ed trying to justify Israel’s killing of civilians in Gaza: In the Wall Street Journal, Thane Rosenbaum [from NYU school of … Continue reading

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U.S. Officials: The Missile May Have Been Launched By a “Defector from The Ukrainian Military Who Was Trained To Use Similar Missile Systems”

Rampant Speculation … Few Facts U.S. officials said earlier today that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was probably shot down by mistake … and there was no proof that Russia was directly involved. The Los Angeles Times reports: U.S. intelligence agencies … Continue reading

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Senior U.S. Intelligence Officials: Russia Was Not Directly Involved, and The Most Likely Explanation Was the Plane Was Shot Down By MISTAKE

Despite the War Drums, There Is No Evidence that Putin Shot Down the Malaysian Airplane Over Ukraine We’ve previously documented civilian planes have accidentally been shot down by Ukraine, Russia, the U.S., Israel and China, and that the Malaysian plane … Continue reading

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Who Wants All Your Attention on “Hamas” and “Rockets,” and Why

European colonizers invaded the North American continent, surrounded Native Americans, herded them into ghettos, tortured and exterminated them - men, women, children, and babies alike - stole their land, and took it over for themselves. Under now-binding international law, those were war crimes. It was, indeed, also … Continue reading

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Instead of Providing Evidence for Russian Guilt in Plane Shootdown, U.S. Says: Just TRUST Us … Because Those Iraq War Lies Are Ancient History

Image by Michael Rivero U.S. State Department Says: We’re the Good Guys, and Russians Are Liars … So Just Take Our Word For It In the following 5-minute clip from a question and answer session between State Department spokeswoman Marie … Continue reading

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Obama Leads Republicans’ War Against Russia

Senate’s Republicans Want U.S. War Against Russia Over Ukraine, Propose U.S. Weapons-Makers’ Tax-Relief and Subsidy Act of 2014. They’ll Probably Get Their Way. They Carry Obama’s Real Agenda. Eric Zuesse S. 2277 in the U.S. Senate is a bill with 26 … Continue reading

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Sign Amnesty Int’l Petition to “Urge U.S. Government to stop arming Israel”

Sign this Amnesty International petition to urge the US government to stop providing lethal weapons and other support to Israel as it carries out yet another massacre in Palestine.  Providing such support to Israel, as Amnesty has noted, is illegal … Continue reading

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Key Piece of Video “Evidence” for Russian Responsibility for Malaysian Plane Shootdown Debunked

Video of Rebel Buk Launchers Headed Back to Russia? No – Images From Ukraine-Held Territory Since May Mish is a highly-respected financial blogger. His Global Economic Analysis site routinely wins awards such as: New York Times: NYT 10th Annual Year … Continue reading

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Exclusive: High-Level NSA Whistleblower Says Blackmail Is a Huge – Unreported – Part of Mass Surveillance

The Untold Story In the NSA Spying Scandal: Blackmail It is well-documented that governments use information to blackmail and control people. The Express reported last month: British security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert … Continue reading

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Dear Fellow American: Do You Remember Iraq? Syria? ANYTHING?

How Can Americans Fall for Pro-War Propaganda So Soon After Learning of the Deceptions In Selling the Iraq and Syria Wars? Dear fellow American: Do you remember that our government lied us into a war in Iraq? Do you remember … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Lied to Pretend that Accidental Russian Shootdown of Commercial Plane Was Intentional … Three Decades Ago

The U.S. Has Previously Carried Out a Major Disinformation Campaign to Malign Russia We noted yesterday that Ukraine, Russia, the U.S., Israel and China have all accidentally shot down commercial airplanes. Ray McGovern – a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired … Continue reading

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Downed Malaysian Jet Intensifies Russia Bashing

By Chris Ernesto In Thursday’s USA Today, self-described liberal Democratic strategist Bob Beckel wrote, “(Earlier) empires tried to dominate the world, mostly by military aggression.  The United States has never sought to be an empire.” You hope that most people … Continue reading

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UN High Commissioner: Mass Surveillance Violates International Law … and Snowden Should NOT Be Prosecuted

Mass Surveillance Violates U.S. Law Despite the fancy footwork of government lawyers, mass surveillance undoubtedly violates the U.S. Constitution.   See this, this and this. After all: Mass spying by the NSA violates our freedom of association It violates our Fourth … Continue reading

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Republicans Rule Out Obama-Impeachment. But Democrats … We’ll See:

Eric Zuesse President Obama is the most-despised American President in history; he’s dragging his Party down, but will Democrats impeach him, as Republicans did not  impeach Bush (and thereby they became justifiably despised along with him, and so lost the … Continue reading

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Ukraine Possessed the Type of Missile System Which Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17

The Use of an SA-11 Missile Fired from a Buk Missile System Proves Nothing The American government and media are loudly proclaiming that it must have been the Russian loyalists within Ukraine who shot down the plane because they possessed … Continue reading

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President Obama and Pentagon: We DON’T KNOW Who Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17 Over Ukraine

World Calls for a Ceasefire While the U.S. is blaming Russia – and Russia blaming Ukraine – for the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine, please remember that no one yet knows who did it. The New … Continue reading

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Was Malaysian Airlines MH-17 ACCIDENTALLY Shot Down Over Ukraine?

Was It An Accident? While it is too early to know who shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine yesterday, it would be good to remember that airlines have accidentally been shot down numerous times in the past. After … Continue reading

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Are Governments Using Evidence of Homosexuality and Child Pornography to Blackmail People … Including High-Level Officials?

Sexual Blackmail Is Apparently Common The Express reported last month: British security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges. The former civil … Continue reading

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Was the Shootdown of the Passenger Jet Over Ukraine a False Flag?

Who Benefits? Everyone agrees that the sniper attack in Ukraine which started the regime change was a false flag attack. Eric Zuesse claims false flags are continuing to this day in Ukraine: Writing at professorsblog.com, this great historian, Dr. de Noli, … Continue reading

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Snowden: NSA Employees Routinely Pass Around Nude Photos Obtained Via Mass Surveillance

NSA Spies On Americans, Then Passes Around Their Nude Pictures and Videos Edward Snowden just told the Guardian: Snowden …. Made a startling claim that a culture exists within the NSA in which, during surveillance, nude photographs picked up of … Continue reading

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The Losers From U.S. Sanctions: AMERICAN Businesses

U.S. Sanctions Against Foreign Nations Are Hurting American Companies Who are the losers from U.S. sanctions?  American companies. Two giant U.S. business groups – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers – ran ads in the New … Continue reading

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Did the Other Shoe Just Drop? Big Banks Hit with Monster $250 Billion Lawsuit in Housing Crisis

For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from the housing Ponzi scheme. But progress has been slow, as they have been outgunned and out-spent by the banking titans. … Continue reading

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3 Congressmen Call for Release of Secret 9/11 Documents After Reading Them

All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing Congressman Thomas Massie read the 28 classified pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 … Continue reading

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Only 14% of Americans Sympathize with Palestinians. 73% of Republicans – and 44% of Democrats – Sympathize With Israel

Israel Is Winning the Propaganda War Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza? So far, Americans don’t know or don’t care … A new poll by Pew shows that only 14% of Americans sympathize with Palestinians, while 51% – including … Continue reading

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Big Corporations Have An OVERWHELMING Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply

By Michael Snyder. From our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way.  Right now there are more than 313 million people living in the United States, … Continue reading

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