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May 14 11:17

The Ugly Consequences of the U.S. Military Having Immunity to Commit War Crimes in Afghanistan

Consistent with a longstanding pattern, the U.S. military, in lieu of accountability, is now doling out “condolence” payments of $6,000 to the families of those killed and $3,000 to the people wounded. But what is so remarkable about this latest case is that the U.S. military is dodging real consequences for a bloodbath it now admits to perpetrating (after originally changing its story at least four times, including an initial denial of culpability). What’s more, the Pentagon appears to be getting away with it, even though MSF has a high media profile, thanks to its prominent role as a western NGO. In November, MSF received considerable coverage for its harrowing report on the carnage inflicted by the U.S. military. “Patients burned in their beds, medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs, and others were shot by the circling AC-130 gunship while fleeing the burning building,” the medical charity documented.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable, from this Administration!!

May 13 23:08

‘GUN OWNERS ARE TERRORISTS’: #DropOutHillary NODS IN AGREEMENT

A video of a woman asserting that gun owners are terrorists during a round table meeting in New York yesterday shows Hillary Clinton nodding along in agreement.

May 13 16:15

Piece of the action

Piece of the Action Star Trek Episode.
The way things are going we wont have any action for Bela to get a piece of.

May 13 15:19

Global Catastrophe Imminent: “Asteroids, Robots and Engineered Viruses Will Kill Millions”

There is yet more confirmation that near-certain doom is headed for planet earth, and could kill or disrupt the lives of everyone on the planet.

In the next five years asteroids, super volcanic eruptions and unknown risks are ranked as the biggest threat to humanity.[…]

It may sound like the stuff of sci-fi films, but experts said these apocalyptic threats are more likely than many realise…

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 13 10:28

IN POETRY ~~~ WHERE IS THE APOLOGY?

“I AM BECOME DEATH THE DESTROYER OF WORLD”

May 12 10:57

US missile system in Romania poses threat to Russia: Kremlin

A senior Russian official has said the activation of a US missile system in Romania would constitute a threat to Russia's national security.

"Without doubt, the deployment of the PRO system really is a threat to the security of the Russian Federation," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday of the US missile system in Deveselu in southern Romania:

He added: "Measures are being taken to ensure the necessary level of security for Russia. The president himself (Vladimir Putin), let me remind you, has repeatedly asked who the system will work against?"
The remarks came as the United States switched on an $800 million missile system in Romania earlier in the day.

The US commander in Europe and Africa, Mark Ferguson, at an inauguration ceremony alongside NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, said that the missile system will help defend NATO members against the threat of short and medium-range ballistic missiles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has just escalated the arms race, with this installation, and big-time.

This will force Russia to respond in kind, but most probably asymmetrically.

May 12 10:32

IN TOONS ~~ POTUS RUBS SALT ON THE SURVIVORS OF THE HIROSHIMA BOMBING

Many are expecting Obama to apologise for atomic bomb during historic visit, but the White House says it won’t happen.

May 12 10:09

European Missile Shield: The US Has Just Restarted the Nuclear Arms Race

First agreed by the U.S. government 2007 and then canceled and relaunched by the newly-elected U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009, the missile defense shield's stated aim is to protect North America and Europe from so-called rogue states such as Iran and North Korea. That is part of a U.S. strategy that includes missile interceptors in California and Alaska.

To be sure the Kremlin was not content with this explanation, which is a clear defection from the carefully established Game Theory equilibrium in the aftermath of the nuclear arms race, and one which potentially removes a Russian first strike threat, thereby pressuring Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To recapitulate, there was no Russian "adventure" in Crimea, and the folks at Zero Hedge, for whom I generally have great respect, should know better.

When the existing, duly elected President of Ukraine was over thrown in a NATO/US/IMF- generated "putsch", and Poroshenko was installed as Ukraine's President, Crimea understood that it had no legitimate representation in Kiev.

And for the US government complicity in this coup, you have to look no further than this youtube video, published on 9 February, 2014, in which Undersecretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Victoria Nuland, admits that the US spent 5 billion dollars to subvert Ukraine:

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So Crimea decided to hold a referendum, asking the Crimean people if they would like to petition the Russian Federation to accept it as a member; in a free and fair election, that was precisely what the Crimean people did, and Russia then accepted their request.

Russia did absolutely nothing wrong here whatsoever; those culpable for the coup are the US government; the IMF; and NATO.

Had this not happened, Crimea would most probably have been content to stay in Ukraine.

May 12 09:03

Russians are testing a rocket that could destroy the whole of France

Russia is preparing to test a nuclear rocket so powerful, according to Russian media that is able to erase from the face of the earth of Texas or France, and in just a few seconds.

In 2009. Russia has started to develop RS-28 Sarmat, super-heavy thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile. Today, seven years later, Russia is planning the first test of a new weapon.

The power of these missiles is such that it is anticipated that it could in just a few moments to wipe out the entire nation. Some because Sarmat called "machine for the end of the world", and some simply - "Satan", given that it is a successor to the R-36M missiles by NATO unofficially called - "Satan".

Unlike previousr, Sarmat will have technology that will allow her to avoid radar systems, which will may cause Russia’s rivals a considerable headaches in case of significant conflict.

May 11 13:41

CDC labs repeatedly faced secret sanctions for mishandling bioterror germs

A laboratory operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is among the handful of facilities that have secretly had their permits suspended in recent years for serious safety violations while working with bioterror pathogens, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY after winning a Freedom of Information Act appeal.

The CDC's own labs also have been referred for additional secret federal enforcement actions six times because of serious or repeated violations in how they've handled certain viruses, bacteria and toxins that are heavily regulated because of their potential use as bioweapons, the CDC admitted for the first time on Tuesday. Before USA TODAY won access to records of the lab suspension, the CDC had repeatedly refused to answer questions about its own labs' enforcement histories.

May 08 09:47

CWs in hands of Iraq terrorists traced to Turkey

Russia says the terrorists operating near the city of Tikrit in north-central Iraq have been found in possession of chemical weapons that have been sourced from Turkey.

May 07 09:48

CWs in hands of Iraq terrorists traced to Turkey

Russia says the terrorists operating near the city of Tikrit in north-central Iraq have been found in possession of chemical weapons that have been sourced from Turkey.

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Vitaly Churkin made the announcement to a UN Security Council meeting on Friday.

“These [explosive] compounds were either manufactured in Turkey or sold there without the right of re-­export,” he said.

The Russian envoy said the discovery had been made following the “analysis of core chemical components of explosive compounds seized from” terrorists near Tikrit, “a subsequent identification of producer companies, and a scrutiny of terms of sales to other countries.”

“Chemical warfare agents are rapidly spreading across the region and are used by terrorists whereas some of the [Security Council] member states are stubbornly seeking to turn a blind eye on that and go on blaming ‘the [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad’s regime’ for everything.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised by this development?!?!?

May 07 09:36

NATO won't surrender if Russia nukes Warsaw – ex-US Supreme Commander

“Putin-dominated” Russia is mistaken if it expects the US to surrender in a hypothetical conflict after Moscow nukes "say, Warsaw," a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe told CNN, promising retaliatory measures.
There is hardly a risk that Russia is going to stage a surprise attack tomorrow, yet Russia has invested in “a whole new set of military hardware” and has an “absolutely new doctrine,” retired US General Wesley Clark told CNN Money's Cristina Alesci.

“They are using nuclear weapons in their military exercise as a means of deescalating a conflict, as though they could fire a nuclear weapon at, say, Warsaw, and then NATO would say, “Oh, my goodness, we did not know you really mean it,” the former NATO commander said.

His opinion comes in unison with fears of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, who said last month that “Russia’s activity is a sort of existential threat because this activity can destroy countries.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against this insane demonisation of Russia escalating and soon.

Russia has done absolutely nothing wrong here, and to accuse it of wanting to blatantly destroy cities in Eastern Europe with nuclear weapons is highly irresponsible and unprofessional, on the part of General Wesley Clark.

But make no mistake about it: the American public and the world are getting "groomed" for wars against Russia and China, to prevent the ascendancy of either the ruble, or the gold-backed yuan.

And if you have wondered about the rush to war we are seeing from the Obama Administration, in an election year, here, potentially, is the reason: internal polling has suggested that if Trump is nominated by the Republicans, that he stands a very good chance of winning the general election over Clinton.

IF Trump has to deal with a combination of wars and a lousy economy from the moment of his inauguration, it will be to "punish" him for presenting a real alternative to the American people, and for offering a candidate who can not be bought off; the Establishment JUST HATES THAT!!

May 07 09:18

The Case Against Hillary Clinton

A proven catastrophe is far worse than a merely possible catastrophe; so, if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee, I shall vote for Donald Trump, and then just hope that the worst things that he had said regarding public policy were lies, and that the best things that he had said regarding public policy reflected his actual beliefs.

Hillary offers not only her lies but something real (a record that’s highly relevant to the office she’s seeking) — and it’s repulsive. Trump, by contrast, offers no relevant track-record at all on public-policy matters. That’s not a virtue on his part, it’s a lack of the worst possible vice (a vile record of actual policies while in public office), for a potential U.S. President.

Given a choice between a proven psychopath, versus merely a possible (or even a likely) psychopath, I’ll definitely opt for the latter. It’s the only intelligent thing to do. Anything else would be suckerdom.

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May 05 11:12

Massive Earthquake Looming As Pressure Builds On San Andreas Fault: “Wound Very, Very Tight”

Scientists have issued a dire warning that Southern California and the Los Angeles area could be in the path of a major earthquake of 7.0 magnitude or greater.

Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.
[…]

The devastating potential of the fault became clear with a 1857 temblor, which had an estimated magnitude of 7.9… The quake was so powerful that the soil liquefied, causing trees as far away as Stockton to sink. Trees were also uprooted west of Fort Tejon. The shaking lasted 1 to 3 minutes.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 04 21:28

Mattis versus Trump

Trump was invited last week by the The National Interest to give his first speech on foreign policy.

To everyone’s surprise – but probably not that of the organisaters - «the Donald» did not have anything to say about his position on various subjects, aimed at satisfying one lobby or another, but instead delivered an analysis of US policy and describing its total overhaul.

He delivered a criticism of neo-conservative ideology, which has held power since the coup d’etat of September 11th 2001.

He continued with an indirect attack on the «military-industrial complex», blaming the general excess of weapons in the world. There was no mistake – for the first time since the assassination of John Kennedy, a presidential candidate was denouncing the omnipotence of the arms manufacturers, who have eaten up almost all of US industry.

May 04 19:29

With Trump in, Bush will not 'participate' in White House contest

President George W. Bush is staying out of presidential campaign politics, a spokesman said Wednesday, an announcement that came just after Donald Trump became the Republican Party's presumptive nominee.
"President Bush does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign"

(*Another Reason To LIKE The Donald !)

May 04 10:22

US Army Is Getting Ready for a Great Power War (Read Russia or China)

Forget a lighter army for 'low-intensity' expeditions. US Army is arming to take on a heavily mechanized force

May 03 09:09

Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to Japan

President Obama may visit Hiroshima when he travels to Japan late this month for a summit of key industrialized nations, but he will not apologize for the World War II decision to destroy that city with an atomic bomb, the White House said Monday.

Asked by Yahoo News whether Obama believes Japan deserves a formal apology for the August 6, 1945, bombing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest replied: “No, he does not.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The historical fact is that Japan was already trying to surrender, but Truman wanted to prove to the world not only that the US had nuclear weapons, but was also psychotic enough to use them.

May 03 09:04

China, Russia criticize US missile system in S Korea

China has for the second time in as many months officially protested Washington’s expected deployment of an advanced missile system in the Korean peninsula.

The US and its South Korean ally have been in talks for the past three months to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, as a response to Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missile tests; experts warn that some are designed for carrying nuclear warheads.

During a press conference with his Russian counterpart in Beijing on Friday China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that both countries considered the US move far exceeding relevant actual defense needs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, I am tired of pussy-footing around! I only have another 7 months in office. Let's get this @#$%ing World War going, already!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 03 09:01

Germany's "brainless compliance" with US military build-up in Eastern Europe

"For this you need obedient vassals in Europe - and they have them" -- Alexander Neu
Sputnik Germany, March 31, 2016

May 02 15:51

EMP Attack Would Destroy Civilization: “A Nightmare You’ll Never Wake Up From”

The threat of an EMP – via natural event or deliberate attack – remains a grave one. Its potential as a WMD looms larger than any other weapons known to man.

“And if the electrical grid system is knocked out, it affects everything that depends upon that electrical grid. It could include our telecommunications, our banking and finance systems, our petroleum and natural gas transportation systems, our food and water delivery systems, our emergency services. It also affects all of the automated control devices that we take for granted every day, like the automatic control of lights, our surge system.”

He added, “It would be a nightmare you’ll never wake up from.”

Read more

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May 02 12:33

Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad. «By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria».

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If, in fact, these charges are true, is this REALLY "the woman" you want to have in the White House as President?!?

The woman for whom money and power mean....EVERYTHING, and she will do or say ANYTHING to hang on to it if elected, no matter how badly it effected the American people?!?

The woman who has proven that she will do ANYTHING to "regime change" governments not to the US government's liking?!?

Please remember, if she is on the Democratic ticket in November, and steals the election, or gets voted in, she is a warmonger of the highest order, and has never seen a US military intervention she did not like.

Oh yes, and bet on this: the return of the military draft, for both young men and women.

I remember, in those days right after the false flag sarin attack in Syria, how intensely Obama and Kerry were arguing that the US military had no choice but to invade Syria, and regime-change the country.

And the man who became Syria's international saviour, Russia's Vladimir Putin, was, fortunately, able to talk some sense into the American government, and the US government blinked.

The wars which the US has started, and are festering and simmering, globally, like a bad, contagious infection, will continue apace under a second Clinton presidency; that's just the cold hard reality.

May 02 08:38

China tests ICBM capable of striking US within half an hour

Beijing has successfully tested a new long-range ballistic missile capable of engaging any potential target worldwide. The rocket takes just 30 minutes to cover its maximum 12,000km range and can deliver multiple strikes on any nuclear-capable state.

The launch of China’s Dongfeng-41 (East Wind, DF-41) missile was registered by the US satellite tracking system in real time, the Washington Free Beacon reports, although the location of the launch was not immediately revealed. The launch was made from a new road-mobile platform, and is reportedly the seventh test-firing of the DF-41.

May 02 08:19

Russian Missiles' Global Reach: Does Moscow Need Military Bases Abroad?

Throughout the 20th century, military analysts have considered military bases abroad to be an indicator of a state's power and influence, demonstrating whether or not a country has the right to call itself a great power. Recently, with advances in military technology, Russian politicians and the military have begun questioning this logic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same applies to the United States. Why do we need hundreds of military bases in foreign nations to "protect" us when US nuclear missiles can strike anywhere on the globe if we are attacked? And the answer is obvious. Those foreign US bases do not protect the US; they exist to enforce the US' will on those foreign governments!

May 02 08:01

REMEMBER THE GOLAN HEIGHTS?

During the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Syrian forces had surprised Israel and were fast approaching the edge of the steep Golan Heights, captured by Israel during the 1967 war. It seemed as if Syrian armor and infantry would retake Golan, then pour down into Israeli Galilee.

Soviet recon satellites observed Israel moving its nuclear-armed, 500km-range Jericho missiles out of protective caves and onto their launch pads. At the same time, Israel was seen loading nuclear bombs on their US-supplied F-4 fighter-bombers at Tel Nof airbase.
Believing Israel was about to use nuclear weapons against Syria and Egypt, Moscow put huge pressure on both to rein in their advancing forces. Damascus, already in range of Israeli artillery on Golan, ordered its armored forces on Golan to halt, allowing Israel to mount powerful counter-attacks and retake the strategic heights.

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Apr 30 09:01

Are Neocons Getting Ready to Ally With Hillary Clinton?

AFTER nearly a decade in the political wilderness, the neoconservative movement is back, using the turmoil in Iraq and Ukraine to claim that it is President Obama, not the movement’s interventionist foreign policy that dominated early George W. Bush-era Washington, that bears responsibility for the current round of global crises.

Even as they castigate Mr. Obama, the neocons may be preparing a more brazen feat: aligning themselves with Hillary Rodham Clinton and her nascent presidential campaign, in a bid to return to the driver’s seat of American foreign policy.

Apr 27 13:51

US-NATO Military Escalation on Russia’s Doorstep, Deployment of “Nuclear Attack Units”. Moscow Has Issued Warning

The United States feigned surprise during the simulation of an attack by the Russian aviation against the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. And yet, as we have reported, Russia already has the capacity to block the ship’s Communications & Commands, and did so, observes Manlio Dinucci, because the ship was in the process of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

Apr 27 10:48

World War III Has Begun

The Third World War is currently being fought. How long before it moves into its hot stage?

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Apr 26 15:17

Over 20 soldiers dead, more than 200 hospitalized after U.S. lab leaks ‘new and deadly virus’ in Ukraine

If you haven’t heard – and judging by the lack of coverage of this by the legacy media, you haven’t – a U.S. lab is being blamed for what would amount to an atrocity if it were committed on American soil.

As noted by Zero Hedge and reported by Ukrainian media, scores of soldiers were killed or sickened by a never-heard-of “virus” that likely leaked from a U.S. lab near the city of Kharkov. The illness? “California flu.”

“More than 20 Ukrainian soldiers have died and over 200 soldiers are hospitalized in a short period of time because of new and deadly virus, which is immune to all medicines,” Donbass News International reported.

Apr 26 10:03

KILLER AIRWAVES: RUSSIA STARTS TRIAL OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WARFARE SYSTEM

Russia’s electronic warfare equipment producer launched tests of a tactical electromagnetic combat complex fully integrated with latest air-defense systems. It guarantees complete neutralization of all enemy electronics.
Factory testing is underway for components of the new system, capable of protecting troops and civilian facilities from air and space attacks, a representative of Russia’s leading producer of electronic warfare systems, Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), told TASS. The tests are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Integrated with air defense systems and networks, the new complex “maintains automated real-time intelligence data exchange with the airspace defense task force” to facilitate centralized target distribution, the source said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that US weapons makers are not anywhere near having this technology available for our troops; and in the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy (who, I believe said it before Mythbusters did, "There's your problem!!"

Apr 26 09:36

HOW BRIBES TO POLITICIANS FROM ARMS DEALERS KEEP WARS GOING

With leaders all over the world on the take for millions, the defense industry has spawned a global business that profits from war, supports corruption everywhere, and must, for its survival, fan the flames of civil wars and global conflict.

That is the premise of “Shadow World” — a powerful new documentary. In this week’s podcast, WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schectman talks to the film’s director Johan Grimonprez and its writer Andrew Feinstein.

As a member of the African National Congress in South Africa, Feinstein saw firsthand how the corruption and payoffs worked — and their grim consequences:

“Within five years of the advent of our democracy, our country decided to spend $10 billion on weapons that we didn’t need, that we barely used, and the primary reason for that was that $300 millions in bribes were paid. And it had a profound effect of South Africa’s democracy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; these merchants of death are pervasive,profoundly evil, and have had their consciences collectively removed in order to peddle their products.

Apr 25 11:48

David Swanson: US Wars Are Not Waged Out of Generosity or for Democracy

Why do we seem to be trapped in an endless cycle of war, with each new military adventure promised to be different than the last? David Swanson's War Is a Lie takes apart and thoroughly refutes every major argument that has been used to justify wars, especially those wars most widely trumpeted as just and good.

In this interview, David Swanson, author of War Is a Lie, counters the theory that war is an inevitable part of human nature, says the antiwar movement is larger than the dominant media suggest and shares the view that wars are fought primarily for money and markets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress - and the White House - are all purchased commodities in the struggle for market domination by corporations.

And those naive enough to believe that the American election process gives us the candidates - and ultimately - the right people for the jobs of Congressional representatives and president, are fooling themselves.

By the times candidates are vetted, and chosen (and financially supported) by the corporations which own them, it matters not what the voters think at all; voting in this country has devolved to a Kabuki-like exercise in which people have the illusion that they have had some say in the matter of American leadership, when they have none whatsoever.

And the degree of vote-rigging in this country?!? Absolutely amazing. If you have not seen it, please see Bev Harris' video, "Hacking democracy", which demonstrates, painfully clearly, how voting machines can be rigged in favor of a particular candidate.

Apr 25 11:14

Obama Dismisses NKorea Proposal on Halting Nuke Tests

A day after North Korea's foreign minister told The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, President Barack Obama said Sunday that Washington isn't taking the proposal seriously and Pyongyang would "have to do better than that."

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, interviewed Saturday by the AP, also defended his country's right to maintain a nuclear deterrent and warned that Pyongyang won't be cowed by international sanctions. And for those waiting for the North's regime to collapse, he had this to say: Don't hold your breath.

"Stop the nuclear war exercises in the Korean Peninsula, then we should also cease our nuclear tests," he said in his first interview Saturday with a Western news organization.

Obama dismissed North Korea's latest overture at a news conference Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hannover, Germany.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to President Obama: the longer you wait to engage with China in serious negotiations to replace the Armistice (which is simply a cessation of military activities)with a real peace treaty, the sooner Kim Jung Un, or his successor will possess - and be able to successfully aim - a nuclear weapon.

This should have been on your "to do" list from the very moment you took the oath of office; but obviously, you have chosen to just let the situation fester here, because you have been hoping for a potential war with China, in order to defeat the rise of the yuan.

But sir, I need to ask you: did you happen to get the memo that last week that China is issuing a gold-backed yuan, which is not convertible at all into US dollars?!?

Apparently, Mr. President, the Chinese government was way ahead of you on this.

Apr 22 10:17

Declassified: How Israel Misled the U.S. About Its Nuclear Program

Ben-Gurion’s mumbling to Kennedy helped delay the Americans’ assessment that Jerusalem was on the verge of building a bomb.

Apr 22 10:14

China Test Nuclear Missile That Could Reach London or America In 30 Minutes

Apr 21 09:49

Israel’s nuclear arsenal biggest regional threat: Top Iranian official

The Tel Aviv regime, which pursues a policy of so-called deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear bombs, is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal. The regime has refused to allow inspections of its military nuclear facilities or to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... which makes every penny of your tax dollars sent to Israel by the US Government a crime under the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act, both of which expressly forbid US aid to nations in possession of nuclear weapons technology that refuse to sign the NNPT or allow IAEA inspections.

Apr 20 08:46

Canada hints it may join US missile shield to ‘enhance national security’

Canada has suggested it may join the US missile defense shield after the issue has been dormant for the past decade. The government wants to gauge public opinion about the idea, while adding that that there is a growing ballistic missile threat facing North America.

Apr 20 08:35

Putin blasts 5th columnists

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Apr 19 11:20

OBAMA WENT FROM CONDEMNING SAUDIS FOR ABUSES TO ARMING THEM TO THE TEETH

In the 2002 speech against the Iraq War that helped propel him to the presidency, then-state Sen. Barack Obama denounced not just the looming invasion of Iraq, but also human rights abuses by our “so-called allies” in Saudi Arabia:
Let’s fight to make sure our so-called allies in the Middle East, the Saudis and the Egyptians, stop oppressing their own people, and suppressing dissent, and tolerating corruption and inequality, and mismanaging their economies so that their youth grow up without education, without prospects, without hope, the ready recruits of terrorist cells.
And he spoke out against the U.S.’s role as weapons supplier to the world:

Let’s fight to make sure … that the arms merchants in our own country stop feeding the countless wars that rage across the globe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the current bent of American geopolitics, money trumps any possibly of intelligent, and enlightened, foreign policy every time, and the country's president is the "house servant" to the military industrial complex.

Nothing demonstrates that more clearly than does the US government's relationship with Saudi Arabia, a country with a human rights record just to the right of that of Attila the Hun.

"Corporate money uber alles" is the clear winner here.

Apr 19 10:51

USS Destroyer Donald Cook Incident (Baltic Incident)

“(C)ommanders and their signals staff on board the Donald Cook” knew they weren’t threatened. They were being watched and warned.

Deploying an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system aboard the Donald Cook violates the 2010 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, said Helmer.

The ship simulated an attack on Russian subsurface and shore-based systems, installed to defend against potential US Aegis missile attacks.

Russian aircraft were deployed as a self-defense measure - to monitor close up what the Donald Cook and other US warships are up to, along with vessels from other countries like Poland.

Apr 19 09:00

Obama Embraces the Bomb

President Obama hosted an international conference a couple of weeks ago on measures to tighten controls on the spread of nuclear weapons and possible theft of nuclear materials by terrorist groups. This harks back to an early theme of his Presidency whereby he set the goal of a sharp reduction of the world’s inventories of these weapons. Yet, a few months back Obama announced a $1 trillion program to upgrade the American nuclear arsenal. What’s going on ?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You misunderstood me. It's all those other nations that must limit nuclear weapons. Their nuclear weapons are bad. Our nuclear weapons are good. So of course we build more of them!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 18 08:46

How We Can Stop the Countdown to Nuclear War

Do not look for comforting explanations for the repeated warnings from Russian military planes against U.S. destroyers and aircraft along their coast. Obama is pushing for capitulation to geopolitical threats and encirclement—or for war, which will be thermonuclear war.

Apr 16 10:43

Pentagon’s Hypersonic Missile Could Inadvertently Spark Nuclear War

The United States has made assurances that its new hypersonic missile will only carry conventional warheads. But critics aren’t convinced the Pentagon can resist a nuclear temptation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm not convinced they can get it to work reliably!

Apr 16 09:52

WORLD AGAIN AT CROSSROADS: Americans return to the brink of nuclear war, the Russians warn

- The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its great concern over US plans to deploy new nuclear weapons in Europe.

"Serious concern is the fact that as part of the modernization of the nuclear arsenal of the United States plans to deploy in Europe a new nuclear bombs a lower level of precision," the ministry said.

Russia is considered a very dangerous project, reports Tass.

"We must not forget that Moscow and Washington have left that option 25 years ago. It seems that the US is planning to return to his former irresponsible practice of walking on the brink of nuclear war, "says the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Apr 14 23:22

The End Is Not Near,It Has Begun!

By Jack Perry
April 15, 2016
I’ve gotten some emails from folks asking my opinion on “How’s it all going to end?” As in, what major crisis is going to finally cause the American Giant to fall down and go boom? Guess what? There won’t be a major crisis that does it. It’s going to be a slow cascade reaction of crisis and disasters. What’s more, it has already begun. We’ve already seen several of these disasters. More are on the way. The end has begun and is upon us.

Apr 14 14:51

The Pentagon’s Counter-Zombie Martial Law Plan: ‘Concentrate Firepower to the Head’

And whether it seems like a joke or not, the Pentagon has a document preparing its forces for the remote possibility – or perhaps imminent cult film future pre-programmed through the media – of an all-out Zombie apocalypse.

“Given the likelihood of an all out threat to ‘human survival’, it is likely that this plan will be executed with a declaration of martial law with CONUS and U.S. territories.

[...]

“The only assumed way to effectively cause casualties to the zombie ranks by tactical force is the concentration of all firepower to the head, specifically the brain.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 11 12:53

South China Sea warning looms over G7 summit

Meeting begins with call to end nuclear weapons, but Beijing says Japanese plan to raise maritime concerns threatens to overshadow proceedings

Apr 11 10:28

John Pilger: Why Hillary Clinton Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missile.

In 2009, President Obama stood before an adoring crowd in the centre of Prague, in the heart of Europe. He pledged himself to make “the world free from nuclear weapons”. People cheered and some cried. A torrent of platitudes flowed from the media. Obama was subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

It was all fake. He was lying.

Apr 07 16:47

Syrian Islamist group Jaysh al-Islam admits using banned weapons against Kurds in Aleppo

The Jaysh al-Islam militant group fighting government forces in Syria has admitted to using “forbidden” weapons against Kurdish militia in Aleppo. The group’s statement comes after reports of chemical gas being used in shelling Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood district.

Apr 07 16:46

Aleppo district shelled with chemical gas – local journalist to RT

A neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which is held by Kurdish YPG militias, has been shelled with chemical agents from territory held by Islamist and FSA factions, a local journalist on the ground has told to RT.

“The attack was carried out between 11.30 and 12.00 local time. The gas that was used in this attack, caused choking and malaise among those affected. This indicates that the poisoning substances were used in the attack,” journalist Nawrouz Uthman reports.

Uthman adds that 23 people were killed and over 100 injured in Thursday’s attack.

Apr 07 14:40

The world and Israel: Complicity in Zionism's crimes and why

Drawing on his past conversations with US and Israeli leaders, Alan Hart argues that the complicity of Western and other politicians in Zionism's crimes will be never ending because Israel is, as it has long been, a nuclear-armed monster beyond control.

Apr 01 13:16

Beijing May Keep Nuclear Missiles on Ready Alert

As China develops its next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile, the military may also implement a new plan to keep the country’s nuclear arsenal on hair-trigger alert, ready to launch at a moment’s notice.

China’s nuclear deterrence strategy in the past has relied on patience, with a calm focus on long-term retaliation rather than immediate reprisal.

A military vehicle carries DF-21D missile past a display screen featuring an image of the Great Wall of China at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 3, 2015
© AFP 2016/ GREG BAKER
China Set to Deploy Nuke-Equipped Ballistic Missile Capable of Reaching US
Under President Xi Jinping, that policy is about to change. Chinese military leaders are pursuing a new state of readiness which would keep the nation’s nuclear stockpile on ready alert, prepared to launch at the first sign of an incoming attack.

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I would like to hope that someone in "Foggy Bottom" is keeping their eyes on this evolution in Chinese military thinking.

Apr 01 12:07

North Korea Will Pursue Nuclear Missile Program, Envoy Says

North Korea will pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile program in defiance of the United States and its allies, a top Pyongyang envoy said on Friday, adding that a state of “semi-war” now existed on the divided Korean peninsula.

So Se Pyong, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, denounced the huge joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises taking place which he said were aimed at “decapitation of the supreme leadership of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)” and conquering Pyongyang.

North Korea conducted a fourth nuclear test in January and launched a long-range rocket in February. The South Korean military said on Friday that North Korea had fired a missile into the sea off its east coast.

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Unfortunately, through their stances and threats to North Korea, the US and South Korean governments have no one else to blame for the sharp uptick in North Korean government rhetoric on their nuclear development.

I mean, a military de-cap strike simulation against North Korea in the military drills South Korea and the US have been holding?!?

No one has to be Fellini to figure that one out, and it does appear, very clearly, that the US and South Korea are pushing toward war against North Korea before it does develop a thorough, nuclear weapon capacity.

Apr 01 09:07

The Hidden History Of Bayer: IG Farbin, Standard Oil, Wall Street, Nazi Germany

As the world marks the passing of the soon-to-be 101st anniversary of the use of poison gas on the battlefield, James Corbett of The Corbett Report takes a moment to note some of the dark legacy of Bayer that the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant would prefer you didn’t know.

See where the lines of Big Agri, Big Pharma and financial oligarchy intersect.

“Thanks, Bayer – for being the harbinger of Death.”

Mar 31 16:46

China Set to Deploy Nuke-Equipped Ballistic Missile Capable of Reaching US

As Chinese President Xi Jinping meets counterparts in Washington DC for the Nuclear Security Summit, military experts suggest that Beijing could soon be in possession of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.

Mar 31 07:40

Obama To Host His Last Nuclear Security Summit; North Korea, Terrorism Likely To Dominate Talks

Representatives from 56 nations and organizations will gather in Washington Thursday for the two-day Nuclear Security Summit. The conference, aimed at “strengthening the global nuclear security architecture,” is President Barack Obama’s fourth and final one.

Mar 27 16:15

Flashback: ISIS Seizes Nuclear Material—but That’s Not the Reason to Worry

What we appear to be talking about here is 40 kilograms of compounds of natural or depleted uranium – useless for a terrorist group trying to make a nuclear bomb. It’s of no significant use for a “dirty bomb” either, as uranium is only very weakly radioactive. Even if intentionally dispersed in a city, it would pose only a modest health hazard (far less than the risk to human life from virtually everything else the Islamic State has been doing). It’s not clear this even demonstrates an interest by the Islamic State in getting materials for a nuclear bomb – they may have just seized whatever happened to be lying around at the university, without thinking in any detail about what they were going to use it for.

Mar 26 13:11

A WORLD WAR HAS BEGUN. BREAK THE SILENCE

The Obama administration has built more nuclear weapons, more nuclear warheads, more nuclear delivery systems, more nuclear factories. Nuclear warhead spending alone rose higher under Obama than under any American president. The cost over thirty years is more than $1 trillion.

Where are those who will shatter the silence? Or do we wait until the first nuclear missile is fired?

Mar 26 13:04

"Dirty Bomb" Fears Rise As Belgian Nuclear Facilities Seen As Vulnerable To ISIS Attacks

Hours after brothers Khalid and Ibrahim El-Bakraoui and two other men (one of whom may or may not have been bombmaker Najim Laachraoui) detonated explosives-laden vests and luggage at the Brussels airport and metro murdering nearly two dozen people and wounding scores more, we were alarmed but not entirely surprised to see Belgium evacuate the Tihange nuclear power plant.

“A small video camera stashed in a row of bushes silently recorded the comings and goings of the family of a Brussels-area man with an important scientific pedigree last year, producing a detailed chronology of the family’s movements,” Foreign Policy wrote, late last month. “At one point, two men came under cover of darkness to retrieve the camera, before driving away with their headlamps off, a separate surveillance camera in the area revealed later.”

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One has to wonder; is the media attempting to "groom" the public for an horrendous "false flag", consisting of a detonation of a dirty bomb somewhere, to be blamed on ISIS?!?

Mar 25 22:13

Week Twenty-two of the Russian Military Intervention in Syria: Putin Announces a New Strategy

Putin himself has clearly said today that Russia will remain in control of the Syrian airspace:

All the components of the deployed air defence system, including close range Pantsir-F and long-range S-400 Triumph units will be on regular duty. I would like to note that we have significantly restored the potential of the Syrian air defence forces as well. All the parties concerned have been made aware of this. We proceed from fundamental international norms – nobody has the right to violate the airspace of a sovereign country, Syria in this case.

Mar 24 16:31

US “AID” TO ISRAEL IS ILLEGAL

The untold billions of dollars of “aid” provided to Israel by America since 1976 has been illegal in terms of the US’s own law, which forbids aid to any nuclear-armed nation which is not a signatory to the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPF). Sections 101 and 102 of the US’s Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA) contains the specific provisions, and Israel has refused to sign the NPF despite being in possession of around 400 nuclear weapons.

Mar 23 14:36

The View Hosts Admit Trump Was Right About Brussels: “I Can’t Believe It, He Seems Reasonable”

Is Donald Trump really the voice of reason the day after the attacks in Brussels?

These left-leaning women from The View are besides themselves in having to admit that they agree with The Donald... and find him strangely 'reasonable.'

The co-hosts of ABC’s “The View” appeared to soften a little on GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Tuesday, admitting that his foreign policy positions don’t seem all that outrageous in the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks in Brussels.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 22 23:32

Donald Trump Full Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference (3-21-16)

TRUMP: Good evening. Thank you very much.
I speak to you today as a lifelong supporter and true friend of Israel. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
I am a newcomer to politics, but not to backing the Jewish state.
(APPLAUSE)
In 2001, weeks after the attacks on New York City and on Washington and, frankly, the attacks on all of us, attacks that perpetrated and they were perpetrated by the Islamic fundamentalists,
Mayor Rudy Giuliani visited Israel to show solidarity with terror victims.
I sent my plane because I backed the mission for Israel 100 percent.
(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
In spring of 2004 at the height of the violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the grand marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest-single gathering in support of the Jewish state......

http://time.com/4267058/donald-trump-aipac-speech-transcript/

Mar 22 16:19

A world war has begun. Break the silence – John Pilger

Bikini is silent today, mutated and contaminated. Palm trees grow in a strange grid formation. Nothing moves. There are no birds. The headstones in the old cemetery are alive with radiation. My shoes registered "unsafe" on a Geiger counter.

Standing on the beach, I watched the emerald green of the Pacific fall away into a vast black hole. This was the crater left by the hydrogen bomb they called "Bravo". The explosion poisoned people and their environment for hundreds of miles, perhaps forever.

On my return journey, I stopped at Honolulu airport and noticed an American magazine called Women's Health. On the cover was a smiling woman in a bikini swimsuit, and the headline: "You, too, can have a bikini body." A few days earlier, in the Marshall Islands, I had interviewed women who had very different "bikini bodies;" each had suffered thyroid and other life-threatening cancers.

Mar 22 12:29

Washington, Kiss Your Silly Missile Defense Goodbye

Russia’s advanced RS-26 intercontinental ballistic missile has a range of 11,000 km. For illustration, Washington DC is 7843 kilometers from Moscow. The new RS-26 also is capable of a continuously changing trajectory, meaning that it can penetrate even the most advanced missile defense shields. According to a report in the Chinese media after their military leaders were shown a demonstration, even though it weighs just 80 tons, compared to the 120-ton RS-24 Yars predecessor, the Rubezh loads a frightening 1,2 megatons into its four 300 kiloton warheads. Moreover, its booster stage is under five minutes, which means that NATO radars in Europe will have no time to register the launch.

Mar 22 08:18

Exclusive: Donald Trump Tells The Brody File He's "100%" In Favor Of Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Donald Trump says he is, “100%” in favor of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He also believes the Iran/U.S. nuclear deal is, “going to actually lead to nuclear proliferation.” And as for President Obama? He says, “We have a president that I think is the worst thing that has ever happened to Israel.” Watch the clip below.

Mar 22 07:57

‘Dismantle the disastrous deal’: Trump tells AIPAC Iran deal is 'number one priority'

We have been had! Just another Zionist puppet!This guy will get us into WW3 just like Hillary!

“My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” Trump said, speaking before AIPAC in Washington, DC on Monday evening. “I have been in business a long time…this deal is catastrophic for Israel – for America, for the whole of the Middle East… We have rewarded the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with $ 150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return.”

Trump criticized the deal for not requiring Iran to dismantle its military nuclear capability and only limiting its nuclear program for a certain number of years. He chastised Iran for contributing to problems in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia by providing weapons and money.

Mar 21 11:55

Why I Won’t be Voting for Hillary in November

Hillary Clinton on her best of days is still a serious menace to both the earth’s continuance as a habitable planet, and to peace. A committed neoliberal who has pursued, both as a senator and as a secretary of state, a policy of economic and military destabilization of sovereign governments, with no regard for the aftermath of such criminality (think Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Venezuela, Libya, Ukraine and Honduras, but especially Libya, Ukraine and Honduras, which were very much her doing in her last public position as secretary of state), Clinton has made it clear even on the campaign trail that she considers Russia to be an enemy. If elected, she has also made it clear she’ll continue a dangerous policy of brinksmanship, pushing for NATO membership of more nations bordering Russia, and moving offensive weapons and troops there too.

Mar 19 09:12

Fourteen US airmen suspended over ‘illegal drug activity’ at nuclear missile base

urteen airmen who helped secure a U.S. complex in Wyoming that includes nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles have been suspended from their duties due to an investigation of “illegal drug activity,” the U.S. military said on Friday.

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Mar 17 08:35

India Carries Out Another Successful Test of Nuclear-Capable Agni-I Missile

India conducted another successful test of the Agni-I medium range ballistic missile from Abdul Kalam Island off the country's shores on Monday morning, the missile's developer said.

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"Sanctions! Sanctions! No ... wait ... they're on our side, aren't they?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 16 16:13

‘Thunderstorm Spiral': Pentagon Trains for Underground War/Disaster In Densely-Populated MegaCities

Increasingly, the Pentagon is looking at the likelihood – perhaps the inevitability – of war/conflict inside of a destabilized or decimated megacity urban center like New York – and even underground.

In the program titled ‘Thunderstorm Spiral,’ the US government solicits demonstrations to tackle the challenges of megacities and underground environments, which will become increasingly prevalent as populations continue to grow.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 14 16:22

How to Dress to Avoid Suspicion, Blend In During a Crisis: “Be a Grey Man”

Mark Twain observed that “clothes make the man” – and the last man you want to appear as during an emergency is an obvious prepper or overzealous gun-toter.

Camouflauge fatigues, "fishing" vests and militia-gear will all work against your efforts, and put an exclamation mark over you while interacting with whatever remains of society, and potentially put a spotlight on your prepping efforts, your stores or retreats, and deflate your hard work to survive.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 14 10:27

Ron Paul Warns of Dollar Collapse 100% In 28 May 2016 – China And Russia Are Preparing For A Bankrupt US Financial System

When the government spends more than it collects, the result is additional debt. From the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 until 2008, the U.S. accumulated slightly over $10 trillion in federal debt. In the past seven years, the debt has nearly doubled to more than $18 trillion. By the year 2019, it is projected to exceed $20.3 trillion. When interest rates rise, the impact will be felt by the federal government as well as everyday Americans. First, it will increase the government’s cost of borrowing, which will cause the debt to rise even faster. It’s entirely possible that even a modest rise in interest rates could cause the debt to spiral out of control.

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Mar 14 10:12

REPOST - Hillary Clinton Warmonger

Mar 11 16:04

Russia to disarm world's largest nuclear ballistic missile submarine

In 2016 Russia is set to disarm the missile system of the Typhoon-class Arkhangelsk submarine, the largest in the world. The disarmament will be carried out in accordance with the New START agreement between Moscow and Washington.

Working in accordance with the New START treaty between Russia and US, the country’s leading Zvezdochka shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk will disarm the missile system of the Arkhangelsk submarine, the shipyard’s press service told TASS news agency on Friday.

“We will remove the covers of the submarine’s missile launchers and seal them, thus making it impossible to use the vessel’s missile weapons,” the press service said.

Mar 11 14:01

Washington Wants to Pour Millions of Dollars in This Country

US warhawks have focused their efforts on the further encirclement of Russia, US author Jonathan Marshall writes, adding that Washington is taking aim at Russia's "underbelly."

The Great Game for dominance over Central Asia that started almost two hundred years ago is far from being over, American author Jonathan Marshall notes; this time, Washington is maneuvering to beef up its military presence "on Russia's underbelly."

"Last month, the Pentagon announced plans for $50 million in new military aid to Central Asia — with a focus on Tajikistan — to 'counter the Taliban, ISIL [an acronym for Islamic State], and other regionally-based terrorist groups, and to promote stability in the region.' The aid will also help the US military get its feet in the door by enabling 'interoperability and collaboration' with local partner armed forces," Marshall writes in his article for Consortiumnews.com.

Russian Ties in Central Asia Threaten US Interests - CENTCOM Chief Nominee

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50 million dollars of US military aid to... Tajikistan?!?

Are you flipping kidding me?!?!?

As reported on 17 February of this year at hrw.org:

The Tajik government is arresting, imprisoning, and torturing members of the country’s peaceful political opposition, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. The government is also targeting perceived critics abroad, seeking their detention and extradition back to Tajikistan, and has forcibly disappeared critics abroad only to have them reappear in Tajik custody. Tajikistan’s deteriorating human rights situation worsened dramatically in the last year with the forced closure of Tajikistan’s leading opposition party, the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) in September 2015. In March, an opposition figure, Umarali Kuvvatov, was shot dead in Istanbul in circumstances that point to involvement or acquiescence by the Tajik government. “Tajikistan is in the midst of the worst political and religious crackdown since the end of the country’s civil war, with hundreds of people landing behind bars for no other reason than their peaceful political work,” said Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Tajikistan’s human rights crisis is expanding by the day, but the response of Washington, Brussels, and other international partners has fallen seriously short.” Recent research by Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee uncovered a wide-ranging campaign by Tajik authorities to detain, imprison, and silence peaceful opposition activists and perceived critics at home and abroad. Dushanbe has sought the detention and forcible return to Tajikistan of peaceful political activists in Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and elsewhere. Since a wave of arrests that began on September 16, Tajik and other observers, including the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, estimate that Tajik police and security services have arrested hundreds of members of the Islamic Renaissance Party on politically motivated charges. A major trial of 16 senior party leaders began on February 9, 2016.

The alleged "President" of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, has a human rights record JUST to the right of that of Attila the Hun; and THIS is the guy the US government wants to deal with here?!?

Apparently, in DC-Speak, "stability" in Central Asia means suppressing political processes in places like Tajikistan.

However, I would very strongly caution the author Johnathan Marshall, that such actions can have a very distinct, and negative blow-back for the US; every Iranian who lived through the 1979 revolution, which kicked out the US-installed puppet Shah of Iran, understands how that can happen.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Mar 11 13:42

‘Flames and Ashes’: Pyongyang Orders More Nuclear Tests

Pyongyang claims to have miniaturized nuclear warhead capabilities, placing the world in North Korea’s crosshairs, but security analysts remain skeptical on how far the Kim regime has come.

Pyongyang claims to have miniaturized nuclear warhead capabilities, placing the world in North Korea’s crosshairs, but security analysts remain skeptical on how far the Kim regime has come.

Amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered a fresh spate of nuclear tests, the country’s state media said Friday. The tests come days after South Korean and US forces began large-scale joint exercises simulating a full invasion of the country, which Pyongyang swiftly denounced.

Since the US-South Korean drills began Monday, Pyongyang has escalated its rhetoric, issuing daily warnings of a nuclear strike that would turn Seoul and Washington into "flames and ashes."

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For North Korea, the problem with their missiles historically has been being able to target, accurately.

Unless some rogue nation (perhaps Israel?!? After all, they were ready to sell nuclear technology to the apartheid South African, for heaven's sake!) gives them the technology to fix this, I seriously doubt that the North Korean military can actually hit any target in the US with any degree of accuracy.

And a word to Kim Jung-Un; the joint US/South Korean exercises, which include a mock invasion of North Korea, are engineered to get you rattled, and the US government is hoping that you will do something phenomenally stupid, as the "excuse" to start a war against North Korea.

So just please don't that, OK?!?!?

Mar 11 11:03

George W. Bush Has Made His Decision On Whom To Support For President

NOBODY! That’s right, nobody!
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Bad blood between Cruz and Bush go back to when they were on opposite sides of a bitter lawsuit. Bush wanted to spare the life of an illegal alien rapist. Cruz wanted him executed, and Cruz won at the Supreme Court. Texas gave the guy the needle and GWB was still mad. Bush’s words about Cruz? “I just don’t like the guy.”

The decision not to throw his weight behind any single candidate comes a week after 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney – who attacked frontrunning contender Donald Trump – also declined to endorse any single Trump opponent.

(*Neil must really be The Black[est] Sheep of the family !)

Mar 11 06:58

The REAL Ted Cruz EXPOSED

The REAL Ted Cruz EXPOSED – What You DON’T KNOW ABOUT TED!
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), thanks to the failure of fellow Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), is now the establishment’s top choice for President.
Despite Cruz’s conservative rhetoric and willingness to cause problems in the U.S. Senate… this switch was surprisingly easy. What happened?
As perhaps the most infamous Republican insider Roger Stone reports, Cruz is really a Bush… just with a different last name:
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The Bush-Cruz connection is clear. Ted was George W.’s brain when he ran for president. A top policy adviser, Ted maneuvered for Solicitor General in Bush World but settled for a plum at the Federal Trade Commission. Ted’s a Bush man with deep ties to the political and financial establishment. Ted and wife Heidi brag about being the first “Bush marriage” – they met as Bush staffers. Cruz was an adviser on legal affairs while Heidi was an adviser on economic policy and eventually director for the Western Hemisphere on the National Security Council under Condoleezza Rice.>>>

Mar 10 13:38

Bazooka Joe Biden goes ballistic… with hypocrisy

Joe Biden speaking in a state this week that continues to illegally occupy Palestinian land in defiance of countless UN resolutions, a state which possesses nuclear weapons outside of any international control, and yet Biden chooses to focus his admonishment on Iran based on spurious complaints –now that demonstrates that American hypocrisy really has gone ballistic and is not coming back to Earth any time soon.

Mar 10 10:35

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of aiding sarin gas delivery to rebels after fresh chemical attacks

In an interview with RT, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia accused Turkey of providing a clear transit route for the chemical weapons that were deployed against them near the city of Aleppo on Tuesday.

Mar 10 08:28

Russian FM spokesperson in tears: Russians do not want WW3, West should be ashamed of war mongering

Mar 09 16:55

Is the Republican Party Just Too Stupid to Survive?

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Consider the Iraq War and its aftermath, surely one of the central geopolitical developments of the last few decades. In the mid-2000s, my old friend Bill Odom, the three-star general who ran the NSA for Ronald Reagan, accurately characterized the war as “the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history.” Yet today that calamitous legacy and its five trillion dollar total cost is warmly embraced by many of the top Republican leaders and publicly criticized by almost none of them.

However, just a couple of weeks ago, Trump blasted the war and the Bush Administration lies behind it on nationwide television during a Republican debate, inducing total shock within the Republican commentariat,>>>

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The sheer worthlessness of today’s Republicans was brought home to me more directly in the last couple of weeks as I undertook a long-deferred but sadly necessary task.

>>>

Mar 09 13:24

US-South Korean Militaries Rehearse Pre-emptive Nuclear Strikes on North Korea

Massive joint US-South Korean military exercises began yesterday under conditions of high tension on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in January and rocket launch last month. Under pressure from Washington, the UN Security Council last week imposed the most far-reaching sanctions to date on Pyongyang that will limit its mineral exports and compound the economic crisis wracking the unstable regime.

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Mar 09 08:19

Syrian Kurds say jihadists used phosphorus in chemical attack in Aleppo

Armed Islamist opposition fighters have used yellow phosphorous in a chemical attack on the Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, Kurdish militia group YPG said.

“We hereby inform you that on March 8, 2016 at 15:00, shelling [was carried out] with rockets that carry chemical material, which we believe to be yellow phosphorous chemical weapon, on Sheikh Maqsud neighborhood by the Syrian armed opposition factions and battalions,” Redur Xelilm, YPG’s spokesman, said in a statement.

Mar 09 08:16

Israel Special Weapons Facilities locations

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Where Israel keeps their nuclear weapons that the US Government keeps pretending do not exist.

Mar 08 19:40

1,845 Cases Filed For 'Insulting' Turkish President In Just 18 Months

They compare pics of Gollum and Erdogan side to side. My sides hurt!

from the thin-skin dept
Okay, so it was already fairly obvious that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had something of a thin skin. This is the guy who is trying to put a local doctor in jail for posting a picture comparing Erdogan to Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEM7I5VSVjY

Mar 08 11:11

NAVY SECRETLY CONDUCTING ELECTROMAGNETIC WARFARE TRAINING ON WASHINGTON ROADS

Without public notification of any kind, the US Navy has secretly been conducting electromagnetic warfare testing and training on public roads in western Washington State for more than five years.

An email thread between the Navy and the US Forest Service between 2010 and 2012, recently obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Oregon-based author and activist Carol Van Strum in November 2014, revealed that the Navy has likely been driving mobile electromagnetic warfare emitters and conducting electromagnetic warfare training in the Olympic National Forest and on public roads on Washington's Olympic Peninsula since 2010.

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"OK, so we severely sicken and kill some people along the way with this technology; what difference does it make?!?" - Official Pentagon Souse.

Mar 04 11:10

CLINTON FOUNDATION DONORS RECEIVED WEAPONS CONTRACTS DURING THE CLINTON STATE DEPARTMENT

In 2011, the State Department cleared an enormous arms deal: Led by Boeing, a consortium of American defense contractors would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns over the kingdom's troublesome human rights record. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, Saudi Arabia had contributed $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, and just two months before the jet deal was finalized, Boeing donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to an International Business Times investigation released Tuesday.

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IF you like this kind of activity on the part of a sitting Secretary of State, you're going to LOOOOOOOVE a Hilary Clinton presidency!!

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