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Why Hillary’s AIPAC Speech Should Terrify Anyone Who Gives a Damn About Peace

Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Government, Military, Politics with 33 Comments
Why Hillary’s AIPAC Speech Should Terrify Anyone Who Gives a Damn About Peace

During the address, Clinton vowed to take the U.S.-Israel relationship to “the next level”—a level which seemingly includes more war and imperialism, few, if any, rights for Palestinians, and definitely no economic boycotts of Israel.

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In Public Challenge to Obama, Family of Drone Victim Asks: ‘What is the Value of an Innocent Life?’

Posted by on March 18, 2016 in Government, Military with 5 Comments
In Public Challenge to Obama, Family of Drone Victim Asks: ‘What is the Value of an Innocent Life?’

The family of two U.S. drone victims is refusing to keep their pain silent as they seek an official apology by U.S. President Barack Obama for the deaths of their kin.

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Bernie Sanders Shows Courage in Calling Out US Imperialism

Posted by on March 13, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 22 Comments
Bernie Sanders Shows Courage in Calling Out US Imperialism

Well, at least I lived long enough to hear a presidential candidate from one of the major parties refer to “the so-called Monroe Doctrine.”

It came during the most interesting passage in the debate Wednesday night between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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The War on Terror Is Based on Lies Told by Elites Who Actually WANT War

Posted by on February 21, 2016 in Government, Military, Politics with 2 Comments
The War on Terror Is Based on Lies Told by Elites Who Actually WANT War

There is a consistent contradiction between the stated objectives of the War on Terrorism and the outcomes. Therefore we know the assumptions are wrong. Freedom has never been the goal. Continuous war is directly out of the Orwell dystopian novel: 1984. We are living that now.

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Dick Cheney Poisoned Hundreds of US Troops in Iraq — They’re Dying — And the Media is Silent

Posted by on February 20, 2016 in Government, Military with 24 Comments
Dick Cheney Poisoned Hundreds of US Troops in Iraq — They’re Dying — And the Media is Silent

A book entitled “The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers” has recently brought to light the story of soldiers suffering from health conditions after being constantly exposed to smoke from burn pits. The US Government won’t admit the burn pits wee misused and the media remains silent about the issue.

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French Court Summons Former Guantánamo Chief Summoned Over Torture Allegations

Posted by on February 20, 2016 in Government, Military with 6 Comments
French Court Summons Former Guantánamo Chief Summoned Over Torture Allegations

A French judge has summoned the former chief of Guantánamo Bay, retired U.S. General Geoffrey Miller, to appear in court on March 1 to face allegations of torture against detainees. Former prisoners of the camp for years have urged international courts to subpoena Miller over his role in the torture and mistreatment of detainees during his time as Guantánamo commander.

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The Cost of War: Latest DoD Figures Show Suicide Kills Almost 5 Times as Many Troops as Combat

Posted by on February 13, 2016 in Government, Military with 80 Comments
The Cost of War: Latest DoD Figures Show Suicide Kills Almost 5 Times as Many Troops as Combat

In all of 2014, a total of 55 US troops, in both hostile and non-hostile situations, lost their lives in foreign occupations. The number of soldiers who killed themselves is nearly 5 times that amount.

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14 Years of Censored News Has Denied Citizens Context For ISIS Attacks

14 Years of Censored News Has Denied Citizens Context For ISIS Attacks

Fourteen years ago, after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the United States government initiated its “war on terror,” with the invasions of Afghanistan in 2001, which expanded into Pakistan, and of Iraq in 2003. While the corporate media has occasionally acknowledged the 6,800 American soldiers, and the 7,000 contractors who died in Iraq and Afghanistan, they consistently ignore Iraqi and Afghani deaths, which exceed one million, giving the western public no context to understand the attacks lead by the Islamic State in Syria and Levant (ISIL).

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Nearly 9 out of 10 Pakistani Drone Victims Were Not Militants (Project Censored #3)

Nearly 9 out of 10 Pakistani Drone Victims Were Not Militants (Project Censored #3)

Since President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, an estimated 2,464 people have been killed by drone strikes targeted outside of the United States’ declared war zones; this figure was posted in February 2015 by Jack Serle and the team at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, who maintain a database of all known strikes—based on fieldwork, media reports, and leaked documents—which provides a clearer picture of the scale and impact of the US drone program than the episodic reporting provided by corporate media.

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Why Do All of the Pentagon’s ‘Successes’ in Iraq Look More Like Failures?

Why Do All of the Pentagon’s ‘Successes’ in Iraq Look More Like Failures?

By September 2012, after almost a decade at the task, the U.S. had allocated and spent nearly $25 billion on “training, equipping, and sustaining” the Iraqi security forces, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. In the end, the U.S. claimed to have trained roughly 950,000 members of the “steady,” “solid,” and well-trained Iraqi security forces.
And yet just two and a half years after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, that same force collapsed in spectacular fashion to less than 31,000 ISIS militants (according to CIA estimates) and these forces reportedly were so frightened by 800 ISIS militants that they went running, leaving equipment and even their uniforms behind, thus handing over the second largest city in the country, Mosul.

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The Hypocrisy of Politicians With Armed Security-Who Wish it For No One Else

The Hypocrisy of Politicians With Armed Security-Who Wish it For No One Else

We’ve all heard this one: if a politician wants to disarm the public, he should give up his own security protection. See how he likes it. What is it about politicians that gives them a special right to have armed professionals stalk their perimeter and mumble into their collars?

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Why Did Ted Cruz’s Mass Murder Proposal Win Him Higher Poll Numbers?

Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 20 Comments
Why Did Ted Cruz’s Mass Murder Proposal Win Him Higher Poll Numbers?

After Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the United States begin carpet bombing ISIS, politicians and papers around him wrote it off as “bluster and bigotry,” “foolish”, and “…just silly.” By almost any standard, Cruz’s proposal was laughable [not to mention pathological & inhumane], and his rivals and the media called him on it. Yet, his poll numbers actually crept up, from 15 % to 18 percent, & one poll even had at 24 %.

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U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs in 2015 Under Command of Nobel Peace Prize Winner President Obama

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Military, Politics with 190 Comments
U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs in 2015 Under Command of Nobel Peace Prize Winner President Obama

Last year, under the auspices of a Nobel Peace Prize-Winning President, the U.S. dropped over 23,000 bombs on Muslim-majority countries.

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Atrocities Committed in the Name of the American Empire (Chris Hedges)

Posted by on January 5, 2016 in Government, Military with 2 Comments
Atrocities Committed in the Name of the American Empire (Chris Hedges)

Brutal mechanisms of control like, terror, intimidation and violence are the glue that holds the American empire together.

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ISIS: The ‘Enemy’ the US Created, Armed, and Funded

Posted by on December 31, 2015 in Government, Military with 25 Comments
ISIS: The ‘Enemy’ the US Created, Armed, and Funded

SIS is well-financed, and that money must be coming from somewhere. ISIS has advanced weaponry and sophisticated communications methods. They have tanks and Humvees. None of these can be obtained without significant funding. Though the source is illusive, but there is evidence that leads to a trail.

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