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Politics and World News

Clinton Repackages Her Syrian ‘No-Fly’ Plan

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). While the major news media focused on Donald Trump’s agnostic … Continue reading

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Trump Unchained

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by Evan Guest | CC BY 2.0   “For any minimally conscious American citizen, it is absolutely evident that Donald Trump is not only facing the … Continue reading

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1 in 4 Young Americans Prefer a Giant Meteor to Trump or Clinton as President

 Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Can’t really blame them, can you. Reuters reports: Young Americans are so dissatisfied with their choices in this presidential election that nearly one in four told an opinion poll they would rather … Continue reading

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The Democrats’ Joe McCarthy Moment

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). My first book, Fooling America, examined Washington’s excited “conventional wisdom” … Continue reading

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ISIS Moves To Syria Where Erdogan Still Aims For Aleppo

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under ISIS Moves To Syria Where Erdogan Still Aims For Aleppo. The Iraqi army started a large operation to liberate Mosul from Islamic State jihadists. But the forces, in total … Continue reading

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The Real Humanitarian Crisis Is Not Aleppo

Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, and Senior Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.  A former economics professor, Dr. Roberts is listed by Who’s Who in America as … Continue reading

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U.S./NATO Edge The Planet Closer To World War Three In Syria

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post With the recent events transpiring in Syria – the U.S. bombing of Syrian government soldiers in Deir ez Zour and the subsequent sabre rattling of the United States and Russia – it is clear to anyone … Continue reading

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The New U.S. Way Of War

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under The New U.S. Way of War. A recommendable New York Times piece looks at the mostly hidden way the U.S. is now waging wars. The example is Somalia, where … Continue reading

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Clinton and Trump Supporters Both Agree On One Thing: The Election Could Be Hacked

73% of Republicans – and according to one poll, 41% of all voters – believe the election could be stolen by Clinton and her lackeys in the media. Democrats urgently warn that there’s a real threat that Russia could hack … Continue reading

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Are American Threats Against Russia a Sign of WEAKNESS, Instead of Strength?

Teddy Roosevelt famously said America’s foreign policy was to “speak softly, and carry a big stick.” During the heyday of American power, the U.S. quietly pulled off numerous coups around the world, without the American public even know that we … Continue reading

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NYT’s Absurd New Anti-Russian Propaganda

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). If the dangers weren’t so great – a possible nuclear … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Propaganda. Nuclear Conflict: Deception or Real Threat?

[Preface by Washington’s Blog: this is a fascinating contrarian view of the cause and meaning of America’s aggressive threats toward Russia.] By Federico Pieraccini. Originally posted at Strategic Culture (reprinted with permission). The events in the Middle East, Syria and … Continue reading

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‘End of Growth’ Sparks Wide Discontent

By Alastair Crooke, a former British diplomat who was a senior figure in British intelligence and in European Union diplomacy.  Originally published at Consortium News (republished with permission of the author). Raul Ilargi Meijer, the long-standing economics commentator, has written both succinctly … Continue reading

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IS OBAMA JUICING GOVERNMENT SPENDING TO GET HILLARY ELECTED?

During the last year of his reign of error, our beloved Nobel Peace Prize winner, Obama ran out of government accounting gimmicks to falsely proclaim Federal deficits have been falling. His legacy of debt accumulation will go down in history … Continue reading

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Prepare Yourself for Blowback from Yemen

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. If there is another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, this time because of the death and destruction that the U.S. government is wreaking in Yemen, I can already hear the laments and complaints … Continue reading

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Obama Enters the Media Wars – Why His Recent Attack on Free Speech is So Dangerous and Radical

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Control of the news media is an instrumental, key feature to any totalitarian government. In contrast, the primary reason this experiment known as the United States has lasted so long under relatively free … Continue reading

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Only In The World Of American Media Is Syria A Civil War

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post To the vast majority of Americans, the Syrian crisis (as well as the state of affairs in Iraq, Libya, Yemen, etc.) is merely a distant blip on a cluttered radar screen. Competing with issues affecting an … Continue reading

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German Foreign Minister and Former MI6 Boss: US-Russia Tensions Now More Dangerous than During the Cold War

Germany’s Foreign Minister – Frank-Walter Steinmeier – wrote earlier this month that tension between the US and Russia is worse than during the Cold War: It’s a fallacy to think that this is like the Cold War. The current times … Continue reading

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The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.”—Richard Nixon Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of each presidential term. And every successive occupant of … Continue reading

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Pentagon Begins Low-Intensity, Stealth War in Syria

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). “Last Wednesday, at a Deputies Committee meeting at the White House, officials from the State Department, the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed limited military … Continue reading

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Russia Reads US Bluster as Sign of War

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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Debate Moderator Distorted Syrian Reality

By Robert Parry. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). How ABC News’ Martha Raddatz framed her question about Syria in the second presidential debate shows why the mainstream U.S. news media, with its deep-seated biases and inability … Continue reading

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HILLARY: DECEIT, DEBT, DELUSIONS (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I addressed the deceit of Hillary Clinton and politicians of all stripes as they promise goodies they can never pay for, in order to buy votes and expand their power and control over our … Continue reading

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HILLARY: DECEIT, DEBT, DELUSIONS (PART ONE)

“While every group has certain economic interests identical with those of all groups, every group has also, as we shall see, interests antagonistic to those of all other groups. While certain public policies would in the long run benefit everybody, … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Libyan Lessons and the Syrian War

By Robert Parry. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Most intelligent Americans – Republicans as well as Democrats – now accept that they were duped into the Iraq War with disastrous consequences, but there is more uncertainty about … Continue reading

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Syria – Is The U.S. Preparing A “False Flag” Bombing?

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Syria – Is The U.S. Preparing A “False Flag” Bombing?. There is a curious coincidence of a remark Secretary of State Kerry made to Syrian opposition activists and a … Continue reading

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How the US Armed-up Syrian Jihadists

By Alastair Crooke, a former British diplomat who was a senior figure in British intelligence and in European Union diplomacy.  Originally published at Consortium News (republished with permission of the author). “No one on the ground believes in this mission … Continue reading

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U.S. “Military Aid” to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh: Pentagon Uses Illicit Arms Trafficking to Channel Enormous Shipments of Light Weapons into Syria

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, publisher of Global Research. According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, quoting documents released by the U.S. Government’s Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), the US –as part of its “counterterrorism campaign”– has provided Syrian rebels [aka moderate Al Qaeda] … Continue reading

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New ‘Group Think’ for War with Syria/Russia

By Robert Parry. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Not since the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has Official Washington’s political/punditry class clamored more single-mindedly – and openly – for the U.S. government to commit … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

As this vitriolic, unpredictable, outrageously entertaining presidential campaign enters its final stages I find myself pondering what happens next. I was reminded of the last scene in the 1972 movie, The Candidate. The movie is about a young untested non-politician … Continue reading

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Deir Ezzor Attack Enables The “Salafist Principality” As Foreseen In The 2012 DIA Analysis

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Deir Ezzor Attack Enables The “Salafist Principality” As Foreseen In The 2012 DIA Analysis. Two recent attacks against the Syrian Arab Army in east-Syria point to a U.S. plan … Continue reading

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Neil Young Slams Obama, Bayer, Says Fuck Monsanto!

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze In addition to providing a stunning performance during the 31st Farm Aid concert in Bristow, VA Neil Young stole the show at the press conference before the event began. While Farm Aid has always been focused … Continue reading

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Top Bank Fraud Expert: ALL of the Big Banks’ Profits Come from FRAUD

The country’s top white collar crime expert, William Black – who put over 1,000 top S&L executives in jail for fraud, and is a  professor of law and economics at the University of Missouri – confirmed recently what the alternative … Continue reading

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British Parliament Confirms Libya War Was Based On Lies … Turned Nation Into a “Shit Show” … Spread Terrorism

Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. Parliamentary Report Confirms What the Alternative Media Has Been Saying for Years The UK Parliament just confirmed what the alternative media has been saying for years. Specifically, a new report from the bipartisan House of Commons Foreign … Continue reading

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War Of Words Between Russia, U.S. After Emergency UNSC Meeting – Zakharova To Power, ‘Come To Syria If You Want To See Embarrassment:’

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post The American airstrikes on Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour on Saturday have produced a chain reaction throughout the diplomatic world with Russia calling an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council regarding the attacks and causing … Continue reading

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Taking Personal Responsibility for Our Health: Introduction to Evidence-Based Nutrition

Why should we care about making diet choices based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence?  Because diet appears to be the number one cause of death and disability in the US… Physician and New York Times bestselling author, Michael Greger, “scours the … Continue reading

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Chelsea Bombing Suspect Investigated By FBI Two Years Ago, Turned In By Father

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post As has become the norm in terrorist attacks in the Western world, reports are now coming from the mainstream media that the suspect in the recent Chelsea bombing in New York and New Jersey, Ahmad Rahami, … Continue reading

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Video Shows American Soldiers Posing As “Rebels,” “Fleeing” Jihadists In Syria

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post In a series of reports floating around even some of the mainstream press organs, a video has emerged that reportedly shows U.S. “commandos” fleeing U.S.-backed rebels in the northern part of Syria. The video shows what … Continue reading

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U.S. Allies ‘Volunteer’ To Share (Implausible) Blame For Deir Ezzor Attack

By Moon of Alabama. Originally published at http://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/09/us-allies-volunteer-to-share-blame-for-deir-ezzor-attack.html. The U.S. is trying to distribute the blame for its air support of ISIS against the Syrian Arab Army in Deir Ezzor. The facts, not put into doubt by any U.S. statement, … Continue reading

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Getting Fooled on Iraq, Libya, Now Russia

By Robert Parry. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A British parliamentary inquiry into the Libyan fiasco has reported what should have been apparent from the start in 2011 – and was to some of us – … Continue reading

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Jill Stein Proved Me Wrong

My last blog post was wrong. As of a week ago, it does matter who is elected president. That’s because one of the candidates has openly called for a new investigation into the crimes of 9/11. In a recent statement … Continue reading

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Americans’ Trust In Mass Media Plunges To Record Low

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In yesterday’s post, The Death of Mainstream Media, I noted: At the end of the day, I have concluded that my focus on Hillary as of late (vs. Trump) has as much to … Continue reading

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Is The Syria Ceasefire Actually A Good Thing?

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post September 12, 2016 As the US-Russian-backed “ceasefire” plan begins to take effect in Syria today, much of the world is holding its breath in hopes that all guns fall silent and that a “political solution” is … Continue reading

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New Research Indicates Google ‘Brazenly’ Manipulating People to Vote for Hillary: Prof. Epstein

Must read article by Robert Epstein, noted psychologist and professor with PhD from Harvard. He covers Google’s motives for wanting to influence people to vote for Clinton, and research his team is conducting that illustrates how Google may be doing … Continue reading

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Obama Is Blocking The Path To Justice For 9/11 Victims’ Families

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Back in ‘08, … Continue reading

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False Flag Terror “Has Succeeded Consistently Against Audiences Around The World, For Millennia, To Compel War”

Painting by Anthony Freda Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either … Continue reading

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US Citizens Can’t Sue Saudis for Perpetrating 9/11, but Can Sue Iranians Who Had Nothing to Do With It: Obama

Update to the situation covered in the below video report by Washington’s Blog: Since the video was made, the House and Senate have unanimously passed an act that could make it possible for US 9/11 victims to sue Saudis for … Continue reading

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Time for Hillary Clinton to End Her Campaign

Michael Collins It’s a beautiful day in New York.Hillary Clinton, 9/11/16 Video of Hillary Clinton leaving a 9/11-memorial ceremony in New York City establishes a clear case to question her ability to continue running for president or to serve if … Continue reading

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Chair of University Engineering Department: Fire Did NOT Cause Collapse of Third Building on 9/11

Today, the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, a PhD in structural engineering and one of the nation’s top experts in the cause of building collapses (Leroy Hulsey) publicly announced that … Continue reading

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Video: Clinton Has Seizure-Like Medical Episode

Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss — Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016 This occurred today in New York City.  The Clinton campaign attributed the candidate’s episode to “overheating”, but it’s not that warm a day in Manhattan (the Washington Post … Continue reading

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