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Australia, ‘Better Slave than Dead’

Australia, ‘Better Slave than Dead’

Australia is now more deeply embedded strategically and militarily in US global military planning, especially in Asia, than ever before…“The Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap outside Alice Springs remains the most important US intelligence base outside the US itself.”

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What Happens When You Criticize Israel: Daily Show’s Jon Stewart (Video)

What Happens When You Criticize Israel: Daily Show’s Jon Stewart (Video)

Many have accused Jon Stewart of being pro-Hamas for expressing sympathy for the residents of Gaza, where more than 500 people have been killed — including at least 100 children — in recent fighting with Israel. A comedic view of a common American reaction to questioning Israel’s military tactics.

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Reaping What We Have Sown in Gaza

Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government with 1 Comment
Reaping What We Have Sown in Gaza

Hamas is cruelly and frighteningly destroying the traditional double standards mentality that Israel is a master at. All of those brilliant intelligence and Shin Bet brains really don’t understand that we ourselves have created the perfect recipe for our very own version of Somalia?

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This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

We are in the midst of a week of wonderfully creative actions to raise awareness of the need for real democracy all around the world. Podemos!

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On the Ground in Iraq: Something Doesn’t Add Up Here

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military, War on Terror with 0 Comments
On the Ground in Iraq: Something Doesn’t Add Up Here

Presuming that IS would eventually beat the pants off the Iraqi military, the speed with which they accomplished this is hardly credible, especially compared to the 2003 US campaign.

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Chris Hedges: Pity the Children

Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military, War on Terror with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: Pity the Children

For the United States, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be over soon. We will leave behind, after our defeats, wreckage and death, the contagion of violence and hatred, unending grief, and millions of children who were brutalized and robbed of their childhood.

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It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil

Posted by on June 25, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, War on Terror with 0 Comments
It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil

Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil.

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Watch: The Fall of Iraq – What You’re Not Being Told

Watch: The Fall of Iraq – What You’re Not Being Told

Iraq is descending into chaos, but not for the reasons you’re being fed by the politicians and the mainstream media. The public must come to terms with the fact that the current chaos is directly related to a half century of US military interventions and covert operations in the middle east. Bombing for peace never has, and never will, work.

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Ron Paul: Haven’t We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq?

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Geopolitics, Politics, Videos, War on Terror with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: Haven’t We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq?

Ron Paul: Because of the government’s foolish policy of foreign interventionism, the U.S. is faced with two equally stupid choices: either pour in resources to prop up an Iraqi government that is a close ally with Iran, or throw our support in with al-Qaeda in Iraq (as we have done in Syria). I say we must follow a third choice: ally with the American people and spend not one more dollar or one more life attempting to re-make the Middle East. Haven’t we have already done enough damage?

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Putin ‘like Hitler’? How did Prince Charles get it so wrong?

Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Putin ‘like Hitler’? How did Prince Charles get it so wrong?

Far from being ‘like Hitler’ as Prince Charles accuses, Putin is sober, cautious, defensive, a stickler for international law, determined to modernise Russia, and anxious to avoid military confrontation.

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Are the Nigerian Abductions Being Used to Expand the Western Military Footprint in Africa?

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military with 0 Comments
Are the Nigerian Abductions Being Used to Expand the Western Military Footprint in Africa?

Western military deployment represents a continuation of a strategy that has failed in Nigeria—and it’s the latest example of the “war on terror” penetrating deep into Africa.

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Ron Paul: What Does The US Government Want in Ukraine?

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: What Does The US Government Want in Ukraine?

Why the US government is involved in Ukraine in the first place. We are broke. We cannot even afford to fix our own economy. Yet we want to run Ukraine? Does it really matter who Ukrainians elect to represent them? Is it really a national security matter worth risking a nuclear war with Russia whether Ukraine votes for more regional autonomy and a weaker central government? Isn’t that how the United States was originally conceived?

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Cold War 2.0 and the Threat of Nuclear Warfare – James Corbett

Posted by on April 20, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military with 4 Comments
Cold War 2.0 and the Threat of Nuclear Warfare – James Corbett

The rhetoric that has been spewed in recent years about nuclear disarmament is, of course, was always just that: rhetoric. The US government has never seriously considered giving up its nuclear stockpile, or even renouncing a first-use nuclear doctrine. As Dr. Yuki Tanaka of Hiroshima University explains, the Obama administration has not simply continued the aggressive Bush-era stance on America’s nuclear arsenal, but actually extended it. In reality, the Obama administration has simply reaffirmed and even extended the existing US nuclear policy allowing for a first-strike, offensive nuclear war against its enemies. Find out more about the nuclear threat in the new cold war in this week’s GRTV Backgrounder with James Corbett. TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=9084

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Say What? Obama Claims US Invasion of Iraq NOT As Bad as Russia’s Annexation of Crimea

Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Geopolitics, Videos with 0 Comments
Say What? Obama Claims US Invasion of Iraq NOT As Bad as Russia’s Annexation of Crimea

President Barack Obama declared the Kiev uprising a moral victory, Crimea’s vote a sham and Russia a brute aggressor, that must be confronted. To prove his points the President cited examples… including comparing the U.S. invasion of Iraq to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

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US ‘Democracy Promotion’ Destroys Democracy Overseas – Ron Paul

Posted by on March 24, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government with 0 Comments
US ‘Democracy Promotion’ Destroys Democracy Overseas – Ron Paul

Last December, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland gave a speech in which she admitted that since 1991 the US government has invested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine…in the development of democratic institutions and skills in promoting civil society and a good form of government. This is the same State Department official who was caught on tape just recently planning in detail the overthrow of the Ukrainian government. That five billion dollars appears to have bought a revolution in Ukraine. But what do the US taxpayers get, who were forced to pay for this interventionism? Nothing good. Ukraine is a bankrupt country that will need tens of billions of dollars to survive the year. Already the US-selected prime minister has made a trip to Washington to ask for more money. And what will the Ukrainians get? Their democracy has been undermined by the US-backed coup in Kiev. In democracies, power is transferred peacefully through elections, not seized by rebels in the streets. At least it used to be.

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