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CIA’s Own Study Finds US Arming of Foreign Rebels a Failed Operation

Written by on October 15, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
CIA’s Own Study Finds US Arming of Foreign Rebels a Failed Operation

While the CIA continues to arm and train “moderate” Syrian rebels, a new, still-classified internal study obtained early by the New York Times finds that the agency’s gun-running tactics in conflict areas have almost never succeeded, the Times reported on Wednesday.

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How America “Wins” the Wars In Syria & Iraq

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
How America “Wins” the Wars In Syria & Iraq

Winning is in the eye of the beholder.

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Critics to Obama: ‘Draconian Cuts’ Have Been to US Public Services, Not War Budget

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Critics to Obama: ‘Draconian Cuts’ Have Been to US Public Services, Not War Budget

With U.S. military spending at historic high, Obama slams ‘cuts’ as going too far

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Endless Flow of Weapons Fuels Endless War in Iraq and Syria

Written by on October 6, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Endless Flow of Weapons Fuels Endless War in Iraq and Syria

New report shows how flood of munitions from across the globe, including the United States, are making peace impossible in Middle East

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War! What Is It Good For? (Hint: These 4 Companies)

Written by on October 5, 2014 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
War! What Is It Good For? (Hint: These 4 Companies)

Led by Lockheed Martin, the biggest US defence companies are trading at record prices as shareholders reap rewards from escalating military conflicts around the world.

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10 Myths About Obama’s Latest War in Iraq and Syria

Written by on October 2, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
10 Myths About Obama’s Latest War in Iraq and Syria

He says the reality on the ground is far different from the propaganda coming out of Washington.Islamic State presents an immediate threat to the people of the U.S. In justifying air attacks on Syria on Sept. 23, President Barack Obama said, “We will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people.”

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Beheadings v. Drone Assassinations

Written by on October 1, 2014 in Government, Military with 2 Comments
Beheadings v. Drone Assassinations

As gruesome as the Islamic Front’s videotaped beheadings are, there is ambiguity over whether the U.S. government’s death-by-drone is any less horrific, with some victims crawling about with severed limbs and others just collateral damage, a moral dilemma addressed by ex-FBI official Coleen Rowley.

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Turn the Tables: Stopping Western Aggression in Syria

Written 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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Ron Paul on Illegal Syria War, Terror Blowback and the Tea Party Hijacking

Written by on September 27, 2014 in Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul on Illegal Syria War, Terror Blowback and the Tea Party Hijacking

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin speaks with former Congressman and three time presidential candidate, Ron Paul, discussing his views on the ramifications of expanding the war against ISIS into Syria, how US foreign policy has exacerbated the growth of Islamic extremism, the hypocritical partnership with Saudi Arabia, and the marginalization of alternative views outside of the two party system.

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The Beginning of the End for Australian Freedom of Speech

The Beginning of the End for Australian Freedom of Speech

A summary of the chilling new anti-terrorism/freedom of speech laws introduced by the Abbott Government in Australia this week. George Orwell must be rolling in his grave… again. “Under the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, anyone including, “journalists, whistle-blowers and bloggers” – who “recklessly” disclose “information” … [that] relates to a special intelligence operation” will now face up to 10 years in jail for doing so.

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“Certain intelligence agencies” Created ISIS – Iranian President

Written by on September 25, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
“Certain intelligence agencies” Created ISIS – Iranian President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday, and used his speech to accuse the West of inciting extremism and unjustly interfering in other nations’ affairs.

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The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria – Dennis Kucinich

Written by on September 24, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 1 Comment
The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria – Dennis Kucinich

Nothing better illustrates the bankruptcy of the Obama administration’s foreign policy than funding groups that turn on the U.S. again and again, a neo-con fueled cycle of profits for war makers and destruction of ever-shifting “enemies.”

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Obama Bombs Syria and Threatens Wider War in Violation of the UN Charter

Written by on September 24, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Obama Bombs Syria and Threatens Wider War in Violation of the UN Charter

New York Times reported that “senior Obama administration officials said on Tuesday that the airstrikes against the Islamic State – carried out in Syria without seeking the permission of the Syrian government or the United Nations Security Council – were legal because they were done in defense of Iraq.”

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“There Is No Military Solution” — But Obama Launches a New U.S. War in Syria

Written by on September 23, 2014 in Military with 0 Comments
“There Is No Military Solution” — But Obama Launches a New U.S. War in Syria

President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. It contradicts his own commitment, stated a year ago in the UN General Assembly, to reverse Washington’s “perpetual war footing.”

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3D-Printed Military Drone Takes Flight

Written by on September 22, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
3D-Printed Military Drone Takes Flight

3D printing offers a range of potential benefits and open-source solutions to free humanity from centralized corporate and police state shackles. Naturally, the good elements are being fought tooth-and-nail, while the aberrant forms are brought to us by the military-industrial complex as an essential security solution.

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