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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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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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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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Over 100 Children Killed in US-Led Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Media Silent

Posted by on August 7, 2015 in Government, Military with 28 Comments
Over 100 Children Killed in US-Led Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Media Silent

It is no coincidence that the U.S. and its allies fight their own creations, for it is chiefly its own actions that manufacture terrorism. What do Saddam Hussein, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and ISIS all have in common? They were all—at one point—allies to the United States. By creating a situation for such groups to exist, the U.S brings to life a pretense that justifies involvement in the region—and it is precisely that pretense that allows it to maintain legitimacy as it slaughters human beings for corporate profit

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WHO Suppresses Report on Iraqi Cancers & Birth Defects

Posted by on April 16, 2015 in Censorship, Corruption, Government with 0 Comments
WHO Suppresses Report on Iraqi Cancers & Birth Defects

In contradiction with its own mandate, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to suppress evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of depleted uranium (DU) and other weapons have not only killed many civilians but are also the cause of an epidemic of birth defects and other public health issues. By refusing to release the report publicly, the WHO effectively protects the US military and its government from accountability for the resulting public health catastrophe.
Halliday’s report drew comparisons between the Iraqi case and the legacy of health issues arising from US use of Agent Orange in Vietnam.

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Turn the Tables: Stopping Western Aggression in Syria

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Turn the Tables: Stopping Western Aggression in Syria

As the US begins token airstrikes on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border , the fighting capacity of the “Islamic State” or “ISIS,” has seen no visible setbacks. This is because ISIS is in fact the very proxy mercenaries intentionally created to fight the West’s proxy war against Iran and its arc of influence stretching from neighboring Iraq, through Syria, and into Lebanon.

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Iraq: What You Should Know About the Country We Destroyed

Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
Iraq: What You Should Know About the Country We Destroyed

We know we cannot “save” people by killing them; we cannot “save” villages in Afghanistan or cities in Iraq or the country of Syria by destroying them. Demand that fighting—all combat and all financial support and intervention by foreign troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan—stop. Demand an end to all of it. It’s time for all of us to demand an end to war.

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

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Military, Politics 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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Chemistry Equations: the Pious Virtuosos of Violence

Posted by on October 11, 2013 in Corruption, Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Chemistry Equations: the Pious Virtuosos of Violence

As we all know, the use of chemical weapons is the most heinous crime that can be committed by a brutal, aggressive government: a brazen act of state terror, an offense against all humanity. Those who perpetrate such actions put themselves beyond the pale; indeed, they rank themselves with Hitler himself, as a succession of America’s highest officials has pointed out in recent weeks.

As both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have said so eloquently, those responsible for such a crime must be punished. To look away from such an atrocity, to fail to hold those responsible to account would be, as these eminent statesmen tell us, a crime in itself, tantamount to ignoring the Holocaust or the massacres in Rwanda.

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Obama Warned on Syrian Intel

Posted by on September 7, 2013 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Obama Warned on Syrian Intel

We regret to inform you that some of our former co-workers are telling us, categorically, that contrary to the claims of your administration, the most reliable intelligence shows that Bashar al-Assad was NOT responsible for the chemical incident that killed and injured Syrian civilians on August 21, and that British intelligence officials also know this. In writing this brief report, we choose to assume that you have not been fully informed because your advisers decided to afford you the opportunity for what is commonly known as “plausible denial.”

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Judicial Lynching: Bradley Manning and the Gangster State

Judicial Lynching: Bradley Manning and the Gangster State

The swift and brutal verdict read out by Army Col. Judge Denise Lind in sentencing Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison means we have become a nation run by gangsters. It signals the inversion of our moral and legal order, the death of an independent media, and the open and flagrant misuse of the law to prevent any oversight or investigation of official abuses of power, including war crimes. The passivity of most of the nation’s citizens—the most spied upon, monitored and controlled population in human history—to the judicial lynching of Manning means they will be next.

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How the Iraq War Was Sold

Posted by on February 9, 2013 in Corruption with 0 Comments
How the Iraq War Was Sold

As George W. Bush and his national security team marched the US off to war in Iraq, they were aided by key news outlets, especially the neocon-dominated Washington Post. Now a decade later, the Post still won’t take a hard, honest look at what was done, writes ex-CIA analyst Melvin A. Goodman.

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Dennis Kucinich: Tilling the Ground for the Seeds of Terrorism

Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Agencies & Systems with 0 Comments
Dennis Kucinich: Tilling the Ground for the Seeds of Terrorism

After more than 10 years of war against al Qaeda and the accompanying global “war on terrorism,” we have failed to learn that our actions create reactions. Our presence creates destabilization, then radicalization. Occupations create insurgencies. In Afghanistan, we have fueled the very insurgency we struggle to fight.

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich Discusses his letter to Congress; Says We Need to “Stand Strong for Peace”

Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Peace & Human Rights, Politics with 0 Comments
Rep. Dennis Kucinich Discusses his letter to Congress; Says We Need to “Stand Strong for Peace”

(AntiWar.com) Scott Horton interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich.  Kucinich discusses his letter to Congress, “War Machine Beats the Drums for War with Iran, Uses Iraq Play Book;”   the propaganda efforts that convinced a majority of Americans war with Iran is a good idea; why we need to “stand strong for peace” and spend tax dollars to […]

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Did AA Expose Bush Lie: Flight 11 Did Not Fly on 9/11?

Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Corruption with 6 Comments
Did AA Expose Bush Lie: Flight 11 Did Not Fly on 9/11?

American Airlines itself is the source for information that AA Flights 11 (North Tower) and 77 (Pentagon) did not fly on 911.

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