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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?

Written 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

Written 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)

Written 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

Written 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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‘I Helped Create ISIS’: Iraq War Veteran Says US policy Caused ‘Blowback’ in Middle East

Written by on December 30, 2015 in Military with 13 Comments
‘I Helped Create ISIS’: Iraq War Veteran Says US policy Caused ‘Blowback’ in Middle East

Former Marine Vincent Emanuele’s acknowledgement that he helped create ISIS comes in an article that was posted in which he hoped to answer the often raised question of “Where did ISIS come from?”

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Ron Paul: Let’s Demand Peace in 2016!

Written by on December 29, 2015 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
Ron Paul: Let’s Demand Peace in 2016!

None of this trillion dollars taken from us is spent to keep us safe, despite what politicians say. In fact, this great rip-off actually makes us less safe and more vulnerable to a terrorist attack thanks to resentment overseas at our interventions and to the blowback it produces.

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Pentagon and NATO Encircle Russia & China (Project Censored #13)

Pentagon and NATO Encircle Russia & China (Project Censored #13)

In service of corporate capital and with vested interests in the regions’ natural resources, the Pentagon and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have been encircling Russia and China with military bases and missile defense systems, Bruce K. Gagnon reported

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MUST SEE VIDEO: Former Drone Pilots Blow Whistle On “Morally Outrageous” Program

Written by on December 14, 2015 in Government, Military with 2 Comments
MUST SEE VIDEO: Former Drone Pilots Blow Whistle On “Morally Outrageous” Program

The drone pilots said the use of drones is “one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world,” and branded them “morally outrageous.”

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5 Outrageously Expensive and Useless Defense Projects We’re All Paying for

Written by on December 8, 2015 in Government, Military, Politics with 12 Comments
5 Outrageously Expensive and Useless Defense Projects We’re All Paying for

Want to see where BILLIONS of your tax dollars are being wasted? Read this.

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US Military Is Sexually Assaulting Colombian Children (Project Censored #16)

US Military Is Sexually Assaulting Colombian Children (Project Censored #16)

According to an 800-page report commissioned by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), US military personnel raped at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007. Adriaan Alsema, writing for Colombia Reports, was first to report the story in the English-language press on March 23, 2015.

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Project Censored #17: Media ‘Whitewash’ Senate’s CIA Torture Report

Project Censored #17: Media ‘Whitewash’ Senate’s CIA Torture Report

Although the corporate and progressive press alike focused public attention on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s December 2014 report on the CIA’s secret program of abductions, “brutal” interrogations, and torture of terrorism suspects, Nafeez Ahmed reported that this coverage has “whitewashed the extent to which torture has always been an integral and systematic intelligence practice since the second World War.” Despite President Barack Obama’s claims that he officially banned torture in 2009, these practices continue today, “under the careful recalibration of Obama and his senior military intelligence officials,” serving to legitimize the existence and expansion of the national security apparatus, Ahmed wrote.

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The West’s Latest Phony Military Narrative Is Aimed Directly At You

The West’s Latest Phony Military Narrative Is Aimed Directly At You

The phony US military narratives summarizing wars in Syria and involving other world powers are resulting in even more reduced freedoms for US citizens. Ongoing government deceptions since 2007 are summarized. Jeff Berwick’s current predictions for 2016 are coincident with the Shemitah and Jubilee years of 2015 and 2016, with a focus on economic status.

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