Saturday, May 26, 2018
Search

Iraq - search results

If you're not happy with the results, please do another search

12 Real Patriots Brave Enough to Fight for Truth and Justice

July 1, 2013  | ...

International gangsterism in Snowden manhunt

  The hijacking of Evo Morales ...

Latest drone strike kills at least 16 in Pakistan

  By ...

Prosecution case vs. Bradley Manning threatens First Amendment rights to free speech and press

The prosecution rested its case Tuesday in the court martial of Bradley Manning, the Army private who has admitted to leaking 700,000 documents exposing US military atrocities and other crimes to the WikiLeaks web site in April of 2010.

Freedom and ‘Our Sacred Honor’

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/freedom_and_our_sacred_honor_20130703/ Posted on Jul 3, 2013 ...

Syria: Obama Administration Responsible for “Crimes of Aggression” in Violation of Rome Statute and...

On May 23, Secretary of State John Kerry threatened Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with the following statement concerning U.S. military support of Syrian rebels:...

PTSD nightmare: July Fourth fireworks

While millions of Americans joyfully celebrate the Fourth of July with backyard barbeques and fireworks, military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may choose to...

The Rising Tide of Suicides

“I am sorry that it has come to this.” Thus began the searing suicide note by 30-year-old Iraq War veteran, Daniel Somers on June...

Iran plane attack most inhuman US crime

Attacking Iran plane among most heinous US crimes: Cmdr.Iranians throw flowers in the Persian Gulf to mark the 24th anniversary of the downing of...

Out of Control: the Syrian Rebels and the US

Damascus. Syria is convinced the US cannot control the rebel groups it is arming and will be unable to get them to declare a ceasefire...

Europe’s Shame: Snowden and Morales

new chapter has been revealed in the fascinating saga of Israel’s invisible nuclear weapon’s program. According to documents released by the National Security Archives,...

The July 1988 Shooting Down of Iran Air Flight 655

By: Shapour Ghasemi On July 3, 1988, Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655) was shot down by USS Vincennes on the Bandar Abbas-Dubai rout, which resulted...

Iran, Russia discuss energy cooperation

Iranâ„¢s oil minister and the president of Russiaâ„¢s state-owned company, Rosneft, have discussed the expansion of Tehran-Moscow relations in the field of energy. In a...

Rohani respected by all: Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attends the 2nd summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Moscow, Russia, July 1, 2013.Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...

Australian soldier dies in Afghanistan

  By ...

Obama Admin Faces Diplomatic Uproar as Massive Surveillance of EU Governments, Citizens Exposed

While National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been holed up at a Moscow airport, news outlets are continuing to report on his leaks...

Imperial Hubris

Why Go to War for a Nation State?

Manning prosecution rests, defense set to begin Monday

Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the court-martial trial against Bradley Manning, the Army private who has admitted to leaking sensitive military information and...

Suicides and Homicides Linked

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/suicides_and_homicides_linked_20130702/ Posted on Jul 2, 2013 By Ralph Nader...

Global Warfare. Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran

This article was first published by Global Research in August 2010 Humanity is at a dangerous crossroads. War preparations to attack Iran are in “an...

The Obama Kerry Hagel Regime: Selling Death and Buying Assassins in the Middle East,...

Introduction As President Obama enters his second term with a new Cabinet, the foreign policy legacy of the past four years weighs heavily on their...

Bombings kill 35 in Baghdad markets

An Iraqi policeman inspects the damage outside a supermarket following a bomb blast in central Baghdad on June 25, 2013.At least 35 people have...

Bombings kill 15 in Baghdad markets

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a series of bombings that ripped through markets across the Iraqi capital,...

US military blocks access to The Guardian for troops around the world

Uncle Sam is mighty upset, and that’s not a good thing for American troops itching to read the news. The Pentagon has blocked access...

The National Security State Exposed

President Obama’s well-publicized May 23 speech to the nation was aimed at moderating the present U.S. dictum that the country is and should remain in...

Treason and the Supreme War Crime Committed by The British Government

Mr Mel Stride MP for Devon Central  Dear Mr Stride, I need to define ‘treason’ as used below. Firstly we start with the definition of a...

‘Media must unmask US criminal face’

Media must disclose US crime in downing Iran passenger jet: Cmdr.An Iranian woman throws flowers in the Persian Gulf to mark the 24th anniversary...

The Price of Truth, Whistleblowers and the Espionage Act

While the international press plays up the information leaked by Edward Snowden as a revelation concerning the PRISM surveillance program, feigning to have discovered...

Has Washington’s Arrogance Undone Its Empire?

Paul Craig RobertsInfowars.comJuly 2, 2013 No one likes a bully, and Washington’s NATO puppets have been...

A cinematic disinformation job on Julian Assange

  Alex Gibney’s We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks ...

Iran, Russia to hold talks at Kremlin

Iranâ„¢s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Monday, July 1, 2013.Iranâ„¢s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled...

Edward Snowden’s Long Flight

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/edward_snowdens_long_flight_20130702/ Posted on Jul 2, 2013 By Peter Van...

Iran, Russia cannot be foes: Ahmadinejad

Iranâ„¢s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses Iranians in Moscow on July 1, 2013.Iranâ„¢s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that as historic neighbors, Iran and Russia...

America’s New Cold War: Why the Allies Side With Snowden

There is a depressing statistical comparison that should shame all of us who voted twice for Barack Obama’s ascent to the White House.

Writing your last article is always the most difficult

Writing your last article is always the most difficult especially when you have made so many sacrifices to have your own blog and to reveal the real truth as to what is going on in the world rather than what the Zionist controlled media want us to believe. Having spent my life fighting or should […]

Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas: West was preparing attack on Syria before crisis...

Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas revealed that there’s a plot which was devised by several western countries — primarily Britain and France —...

Has Washington’s Arrogance Undone Its Empire? – Paul Craig Roberts

Has Washington’s Arrogance Undone Its Empire? Paul Craig Roberts No one likes a bully, and Washington’s NATO puppets have been bullied for six decades. British prime ministers, German chancellors, and French presidents have to salute and say “yes sir.” They all hate it, but they love Washington’s money; so they prostitute themselves and their countries…

The post Has Washington’s Arrogance Undone Its Empire? — Paul Craig Roberts appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.

Disgraced general Petraeus to earn $150K teaching at New York public college

When General David Petraeus begins his stint as adjunct professor at a New York university later this year the former CIA Director will be...

Iran's non-oil exports hit $9.7bn in 1Q

File photo shows a cargo ship belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).Iran has exported over $9 billion of non-oil goods...

Iran commander warns West against turning Syria into haven for al-Qaeda

presstv.irJuly 1, 2013 Senior Iranian commander Major General Hassan Firouzabadi warns the US and its allies...

Obama faces Congressional Backlash for supporting Al Qaeda Syria Rebels

globalresearch.caJuly 1, 2013 Jeremy Herb writing in The Hill examines how Obama’s decision to fund the...

Greenwald: Military Blackout of NSA Stories is 'Prestigious' Award for Good Journalism

The U.S. military blackout of NSA spying stories is a 'flattering' and 'prestigious' award for good journalism, says Glenn Greenwarld, the Guardian journalist who...

Iran president urges fair gas prices

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attends the 2nd summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Moscow, Russia, on July 1, 2013.Iranian President Mahmoud...

The Media and Syria

Damascus. Every time I come to Syria I am struck by how different the situation is on the ground from the way it is pictured...

Keeping Syria in the West’s Orbit

Propaganda is easy. Use touchy-feely words like “human rights” to sell wars. Claim to cherish “values”. Demonise your enemies; ignore the crimes of your...

Obama at Robben Island

The vigil around Nelson Mandela is more for us than him; he has perhaps entered the land of dreams, revealing in the Purgatory of...

Why Is The U.S. Arming Rebels That Eat Human Hearts And Massacre Entire Christian...

Michael SnyderAmerican DreamJuly 1, 2013 Why would Barack Obama want to help al-Qaeda take over Syria?...

Ahmadinejad in Moscow for gas summit

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prior to departing for Moscow from Tehran's Mehrabad Airport, Monday July 1, 2013Iranâ„¢s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in Moscow...

Massive NSA spying on European Union, Germany

  By ...

Obama faces Congressional Backlash for supporting Al Qaeda Syria Rebels

 Jeremy Herb writing in The Hill examines how Obama’s decision to fund the Al Nusrah has sparked a backlash in the US Congress from...

Spying on Our Allies: US taps half-billion German phone and internet activities a month

US combs through half a billion of German phone calls, emails and text messages on a monthly basis and has classified its European ally...

Iran rejects ex-US cmdr. allegations

The Iranian Embassy in Baghdad has dismissed allegations by the former commander of US forces in Iraq, General George Casey, about Tehranâ„¢s involvement in...

'Syria refugees in Greece face hard time'

A Syrian refugee, former police officer in Syria, poses at a hotel roof garden in Athens, Greece (file photo).A report says Syrian refugees sheltered...

World War Z: Race, Gender and Geopolitics

Brad Pitt’s new film, World War Z is the latest in the recently emerging genre of Zombie films and movies to hit the big...

Teen Faces Eight Years in Prison for Making Joke

We’ve all heard the stories about little boys punished for shaping their fingers like or drawing a gun, or even just uttering the word...

What Happened to TWA 800?

Did a malfunction cause the tragedy? A terrorist missile? “Friendly fire”? More than two months after the downing of TWA Flight 800, federal investigators still...

'West turning Syria into al-Qaeda base'

Senior Iranian commander Major General Hassan Firouzabadi warns the US and its allies against turning Syria into another sanctuary for al-Qaeda terrorists. Å“This spot ...

Iran to host 3rd GECF summit

File photo shows installations at South Pars Gas Field in southern Iran.The Islamic Republic of Iran is to host the third summit of the...

What Happened to TWA 800?

Did a malfunction cause the tragedy? A terrorist missile? “Friendly fire”? More than two months after the downing of TWA Flight 800, federal investigators still...

Teen Faces Eight Years in Prison for Making Joke

We’ve all heard the stories about little boys punished for shaping their fingers like or drawing a gun, or even just uttering the word...

Towards a World War III Scenario? The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack...

This article was first published in August 2010. For further details consult Michel Chossudovsky’s book, Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of...

Seven killed in Baghdad twin attacks

At least seven people have been killed in two attacks in west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Iraqi police say. Republished with permission from::...

UNHCR: Afghans’ refugee status extended

Afghan refugees cross the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Torkham. (file photo)The United Nations refugee agency says Pakistan has extended refugee status for...

The Anti-Rothbard Cult

Listen ...

CIA Manipulation: The Painful Truths Told by Phil Agee

Truly objective journalism would value facts and accuracy above all else, but the mainstream U.S. press — while pretending to be “objective” — treasures...

Iran's Peaceful Nuclear Program

Iran's Peaceful Nuclear Program by Stephen Lendman Iran complies fully with NPT provisions. Nothing suggests otherwise. It's program is legal and non-military. Washington, other Western nations...

Panorama de Oriente Próximo

El economista libanés George Corm es uno de los eminentes especialistas de Oriente Próximo y el Mediterráneo. Además de su estatuto de consultante económico...

Return to Homs

Homs, Syria. Khalid is too frightened of travelling the 100 miles from Homs to Damascus to ask officials if they know what happened to his...

Tells the Facts, Names the Names

In the mid-70s, when de-Nixonification was a national priority, a not yet spineless Congress made it possible for Americans to access the files that...

Dalton terms rise of Persia ‘a myth’

Sir Richard Dalton, British ambassador to Iran from 2003 to 2006 has angrily reacted to a question put to him by The Economist, by...

Treason

U.S. military adventures have historically combined imperial ambition–the acquisition of territory and colonies, limiting the reach of competing empires and ‘acquiring’ economic resources–‘natural’ resources,...

Treason

U.S. military adventures have historically combined imperial ambition–the acquisition of territory and colonies, limiting the reach of competing empires and ‘acquiring’ economic resources–‘natural’ resources,...

Treason

U.S. military adventures have historically combined imperial ambition–the acquisition of territory and colonies, limiting the reach of competing empires and ‘acquiring’ economic resources–‘natural’ resources,...

House and Senate Bills Would Block Military Aid to Syria

As the Obama administration rushes to deploy the U.S. military in Egypt in defiance of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, Representative Thomas...

The Carpet-Bombing of the American Mind

USG (we have become a nation of acronyms, my sentimental favorites being NSA, CIA, JSOC, POTUS, the more acronymic the more sinister, dangerous, anonymous,...

House and Senate Bills Would Block Military Aid to Syria

As the Obama administration rushes to deploy the U.S. military in Egypt in defiance of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, Representative Thomas...

War criminal Blair ramps up anti-Syria pressure

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has used a podium in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to call for the establishment of no-fly zones over Syria.

Syria: the Art of Standing on the Right Side of History

The ongoing Syrian crisis will be certainly viewed by future generations as a classic example of how a completely false reality, as presented by...

Federal Judge Throws Out Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuit: Torture by US Company Working for...

US District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee has thrown out the lawsuit brought by four Iraqi torture victims against CACI International, the company that...

Escalation of Syria War: Ahmed Al-Assir, America’s Pawn in Lebanon

This weeks conflagration near Sidon, a majority Sunni city in the South of Lebanon has been on the cards for some time. Sheikh Al...

19 Surveys Which Prove That A Large Chunk Of The Population Is Made Up...

Michael SnyderThe American Dream Are we too stupid to continue as a nation? That may seem...

US-Mexico border likened to Berlin Wall

A US senator has boasted that a new American border security Å“surge” plan at its border with Mexico would turn the boundary line between...

A Spiritual Way of Seeing

Most of the theories and narratives we use to understand social reality assume that the material world is the main shaping influence over that...

The Clintons and the Rich Women

Hillary Clinton, presidential aspirant, has never addressed her role in the midnight pardon of billionaire fugitive Marc Rich, who died this week. In fact,...

Obama’s Grave Threat to Democratic Governance

In the mid-70s, when de-Nixonification was a national priority, a not yet spineless Congress made it possible for Americans to access the files that...

The Unrelenting Economic War on Cuba

If it weren’t bad enough that the U.S. has imposed an illegal embargo against Cuba for over 50 years, it has also tried to...

An Epidemic of Military Suicides

Box me up and ship me home Pin my medals upon my chest Tell my mom I’ve done my best - Marine Corps Cadence Rennes, France. On June 10th...

The West Reserves the Right to Interfere

The distance between Cairo’s Tahrir Square and Istanbul’s Taksim Square is impossibly long. There can be no roadmap sufficient enough to use the popular...

Snowden’s Case for Asylum

The US government is putting on a full-court press to track down, arrest and prosecute Edward Snowden for blowing the whistle on the National...

The Snowden Affair

Political Washington is in a fit over the Snowden affair. It is little disturbed by PRISM, Tempera and related abuses against the Republic. Therein...

This Really Is Big Brother: The Leak Nobody’s Noticed

When the free press, explicitly protected in the bill of rights becomes equivalent to an "enemy of the United States" something very, very bad is happening.

UK MP slammed over torture comments

Baroness Warsi is accused of gross hypocrisy after she boasted about Britainâ„¢s role in ending torture.UK Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi has been accused...

Top Secret Material Won't Stay That Way

by Tim Hartnett ...

Wars of the future will be short, sharp and bloody, says Army chief

Ben Farmertelegraph.co.ukJune 27, 2013 Gen Sir Peter Wall said “aversion to risk” had increased...

Iran futsal team overpowers UAE 13-0

A view of match between Iranian menâ„¢s futsal team (in white) and the United Arab Emirates at the Songdo Global University Campus in Incheon,...

Eavesdropping on the Planet

The above is the title of an essay that I wrote in 2000 that appeared as a chapter in my book Rogue State: A Guide...

CIA Targeted Assassinations by Induced Heart Attack and Cancer

In 1975, during the Church Committee hearings, the existence of a secret assassination weapon came to light. The CIA had developed a poison that...

If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?

Jeff Cohencounterpunch.orgJune 28, 2013 The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at...

Colombia Signs Cooperation Memorandum with NATO

Photo: Colombian defence minister Juan Pinzon (EFE) Mérida — Yesterday representatives of Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) signed an agreement for cooperation and exchange...

Henry Kissinger: Balkanized and Fractured Syria “Best Possible Outcome”

In a very recent presentation at the Ford School, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger commented on the current Syrian situation, expressing his preference...

Issa: "Fool me once…"

Truthout needs your support to publish grassroots journalism and share new visions for a just and sustainable future. Contribute now by clicking here! Darrell Issa...

Insider Threat: Government Employees Urged to Tattle On Coworkers in Effort to Stop Classified...

As the media focuses almost exclusively on Edward Snowden's possible whereabouts, more details on the Obama administration's crackdown on whistleblowers have come to light....

If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?

The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets — especially TV...

World’s Most Evil and Lawless Institution? The Executive Branch of the U.S. Government

America has a secret. It is not discussed in polite company or at the dinner tables of the powerful, rich and famous.

SF Pride: Military Recruiters Welcome, Bradley Manning Not

(Photo: Courage to Resist Website)San Francisco Pride is welcoming military recruiters to this massive June 30th LGBTQ celebration, the media exposed Tuesday. The revelation...

Lawmakers Seek to Stop Obama Arming Terrorists in Syria

Lawmakers have now introduced bills in both houses of Congress aimed at restraining President Obama and his lawless intervention in Syria on behalf of...

SF Pride: Military Recruiters Welcome, Bradley Manning Not

June 1 Rally for Bradley Manning (Photo: Jenna Pope)SF Pride is welcoming military recruiters to this massive June 30 LGBTQ celebration, the media exposed...

Eavesdropping on the Planet, Whistleblowers and Edward Snowden

In the course of his professional life in the world of national security Edward Snowden must have gone through numerous probing interviews, lie detector...

Lawmakers Seek to Stop Obama Arming Terrorists in Syria

Lawmakers have now introduced bills in both houses of Congress aimed at restraining President Obama...

Lawmakers Seek to Stop Obama Arming Terrorists in Syria

Lawmakers have now introduced bills in both houses of Congress aimed at restraining President Obama and his lawless intervention in Syria on behalf of...

Why the Ruling Class is So Upset About Edward Snowden

I don’t have a weak stomach, but I confess that watching TV news does get me nauseated. So I do so sparingly. I have...

Unauthorized War on Syria Would Be Impeachable Offense, Rep. Warns

President Obama will be guilty of an impeachable offense if he intervenes militarily in Syria's civil war without authorization from Congress, according to a resolution introduced in Congress by Rep. Walter B. Jones, Jr.

The Tal Kalakh Peace Deal

Damascus. Once a rebel stronghold, the town of Tal Kalakh on the Syrian side of the border with Lebanon changed sides at the week-end and...

Welcome to the (Don’t Be) Evil Empire

Finally, journalists have started criticizing in earnest the leviathans of Silicon Valley, notably Google, now the world’s third-largest company in market value.

America’s “Afghan Exit” May Depend on Obama’s Dwindling “Syria Options”

Washington’s options in Syria are dwindling — and dwindling fast. Trumped up chemical weapons charges against the Syrian government this month failed to produce evidence...

‘Israel, 6th largest arms exporter’

A newly released military intelligence report says Israel has become the sixth largest arms exporter in the world. The report released on June 24 by...

US Army cuts brigades to render them ‘more lethal’

Twelve US-based brigades will be deactivated by 2017 to fit a slashed military budget. Despite cuts of over 80,000 troops, top brass assures that...

Syria: The “Western Faces” Behind The Terror

In her extraordinarily bold and direct speech addressed to the Irish Parliament, Clare Daly (TD, Dublin North) called Obama a “war criminal”and “hypocrite of...

Ex-Terrorist: Al-Qaeda In Syria Being Led by CIA

“You are fighting the war in Syria on America’s behalf” Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comJune 26, 2013

US border security plans irk Mexicans

Mexicans continue to express rising outrage over US plans to further militarize its southern border with Mexico under a border security bill that is...

‘West no solution to Syria crisis’

The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari says Britain and France cannot be part of a solution to end the crisis in...

US diplomatic thuggery in pursuit of Snowden

  26 June 2013 ...

Enlisting in the US Military

Snowden vs. the Soyuz

by William Norman Grigg ...

Global Domination and Databases

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/global_domination_and_databases_20130625/ Posted on Jun 25, 2013 ...

Army to cut brigades at 10 U.S. bases

CBS NewsJune 24, 2013 In a massive restructuring, the U.S. Army is slashing the number of...

Nader's Hope for 2016: An "Enlightened" Billionaire with Progressive Vision

Ralph Nader has no plans to run himself in 2016, but he has very clear ideas about the kind of candidate he would–and who...

Nader's Hope for 2016: An "Enlightened" Billionaire with Progressive Vision

Ralph Nader has no plans to run himself in 2016, but he has very clear ideas about the kind of candidate he would–and who...

Nader's Hope for 2016: An "Enlightened" Billionaire with Progressive Vision

Ralph Nader has no plans to run himself in 2016, but he has very clear ideas about the kind of candidate he would–and who...

Concentration Camps Revisited: National Emergency Centers Establishment Act 2013

Infowars.comJune 25, 2013 On Tuesday, a caller to the Alex Jones Show brought up...

Snowden’s Case for Asylum

Despite U.S. government pressure, Russian President Vladimir Putin is balking at demands that he extradite Edward Snowden from Moscow to face espionage charges for...

Republicans, Big Government, and Daniel Somers

“War is hell.”  Daniel Somers and his family didn’t need Sherman to tell them this. Somers was a distinguished Iraq War veteran who killed himself on...

Obama as a Third World Strongman

President Barack Obama entered office as a «hope and change» candidate who promised to be far different from his predecessor George W. Bush. However,...

Edward J. Snowden and the Exposure of Voyeuristic Fascism

One person can make a difference in the affairs of state. 21st century political civilization has become habituated to international relations as the province...

Why The Alarming Rise In Suicide Rates Among Vets?

Donna Anderson Infowars.com June 25, 2013 Iraq war veteran Daniel Somers. No one likes to talk about death or suicide, especially when it...

Are the US Armed Forces a “Rape Culture”?

US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan have produced quagmires of crime, corruption and abuse, beginning with the torture of prisoners, the creation of offshore...

Republicans, Big Government, and Daniel Somers

“War is hell.”  Daniel Somers and his family didn’t need Sherman to tell them this. Somers was a distinguished Iraq War veteran who killed himself on...

‘Saudi Arabia props up deviant current’

Egyptians carry the coffin of a Shia Muslim who was killed by a mob near Cairo on June 23.A senior Iranian lawmaker has slammed...

G8 Debates: Views on War and “World Equilibrium”

The 10 members of the G8 in discussion. SyriaThe summit, which was held in Lough Erne (Northern Ireland), June 17 and 18, was all the...

G8 Debates: Views on War and “World Equilibrium”

The 10 members of the G8 in discussion. SyriaThe summit, which was held in Lough Erne (Northern Ireland), June 17 and 18, was all the...

Henry Kissinger: Balkanized Syria Best Possible Outcome

In a very recent presentation at the Ford School, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger commented on the current Syrian situation, expressing his preference for a broken-up and balkanized Syria to emerge out of the current Assad-controlled unity (from 19 minutes and 30 seconds onward)...

Ron Paul on The Death of Daniel Somers

Ron PaulInfowars.comJune 25, 2013 I am reading the heartbreaking suicide note of Daniel Somers, a US combat veteran...

The Good Germans in Government

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_good_germans_in_government_20130625/ Posted on Jun 25, 2013 ...

Obama’s Informants

President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address more than 50 years ago is famous for its warning about the military-industrial complex, but he also warned that permanent...

One Death Among 93,000

Damascus. The second of two mortar bombs killed Ghassan al-Khouly as he stood guard last Thursday at an ancient gate into the Christian quarter of...

Ahmadinejad to meet Putin in Moscow

The Kremlin has announced that Iranâ„¢s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in an upcoming summit of the leaders...

‘Egypt enemies fuel sectarian discord’

People look on as a mob attacked Shia Muslims in Egyptâ„¢s village of Abu Mussalam, June 23, 2013.Iranâ„¢s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi says...

Iranian Elections and American Enemies

To the surprise of the Western media, Hassan Rouhani, considered a reformer by the West, and not one of the slate of apparently identical...

The Other James Gandolfini: "Sopranos" Actor Remembered for Support of Injured Vets, Community Media

James Gandolfini, the celebrated actor best known for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano on the hit TV series, "The Sopranos," died Wednesday...

Can a Feminist Military Rule the World?

by Patrick ...

War, Christianity, and the State

Anti-War Activists Targeted as 'Domestic Terrorists'

Port Militarization Resistance (Photo: Brendan Maslauskas Dunn)Anti-war activists who were infiltrated and spied on by the military for years have now been placed on...

So When Will Dick Cheney Be Charged With Espionage?

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/so_when_will_dick_cheney_be_charged_with_espionage_20130624/ Posted on Jun 24, 2013 ...

UK, U.S. non-lethal aid kills Syrians

Britain, U.S. kill innocent civilians through proxies in Syria The governments of Britain and the U.S. are conspiring for a bogus pretense for intervening...

Ron Paul: What We Have Learned From Afghanistan

Ron PaulInfowars.comJune 24, 2013 Last week the Taliban opened an office...

UK, U.S. non-lethal aid kills Syrians

Britain, U.S. kill innocent civilians through proxies in Syria The governments of Britain and the U.S. are conspiring for a bogus pretense for intervening...

The Tale of a Turkish Summer: Is there a Link between “Occupy Gezi” and...

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s fall from grace has manifested itself in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Taksim Square now resembles Egypt’s Tahrir Square. What is interesting...

2014: We Have the Target Date

Ever since the crisis of 2008 Americans have been asking ‘when will we finally get back to normal?’ We now have a target date. Forget the...

Military Escalation. Qatar “Friends of Syria” Conference Opens “New Stage” in Syrian War

The “Friends of Syria” meeting in Qatar on June 22 ended with a communiqué announcing that Washington and its allies will “take all necessary...

Presidente da Síria põe os pingos nos i’s

Damasco, (SANA) — O presidente Bashar al-Assad concedeu a seguinte entrevista ao jornal alemão Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ):  FAZ: Sr. Presidente, como vê a situação no...

Presidential Rule by Deception: Obama, the Master Con-man

Introduction In an electoral system, run by and for a corporate oligarchy, deception and demagoguery are essential elements — entertaining the people while working for...

27 die in 7 bomb blasts across Baghdad

At least 27 people have been killed in seven terrorist bomb attacks that rocked the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, officials say. This article...

The Pursuit of Edward Snowden: Washington in a Rage, Striving to Run the World

Rarely has any American provoked such fury in Washington’s high places. So far, Edward Snowden has outsmarted the smartest guys in the echo chamber...

Raízes históricas da crise social no Brasil — O papel do FMI

Milhões de pessoas por todo o Brasil aderiram a um dos maiores movimentos de protesto da história do país. Ironicamente, o levantamento social dirige-se...

Putting America Under A Magnifying Glass: Stephen King’s ‘Under The Dome’

Donna AndersonInfowars.comJune 24, 2013 Stephen King’s “Under the Dome,” a blockbuster novel that’s been...

Putting America Under A Magnifying Glass: Stephen King’s ‘Under The Dome’

Donna AndersonInfowars.comJune 24, 2013 Stephen King’s “Under the Dome,” a blockbuster novel that’s been...

Crush Your Citizens By Spying on Them

Voutenay sur Cure, France. In some of Shakespeare’s plays there was ambivalence about spying on people, but in one instance there has been an obvious follow-on...

Stasi in the White House

On June 19, 2013, US President Obama, hoping to raise himself above the developing National Security Agency (NSA) spy scandals, sought to associate himself...

Obama’s Faltering Legacy

President Obama’s disputed pronouncement that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons and thus crossed his “red line” is significant in several respects, not least...

Snowden’s Escape

Now that Edward Snowden is safely away out of the clutches of the US police state, at least for now, let’s take a moment...

GCHQ, Int'l spying, scandal: a look

Recent revelations about the Government Communications Headquarters show Britain, just like the United States, keeps its citizensâ„¢ presence in the virtual world under the...

“I Am Sorry That It Has Come to This”: A Soldier’s Last Words

GawkerJune 24, 2013 Daniel Somers was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was part of...

Enemies of Syria Plan Escalated Aggression

Enemies of Syria Plan Escalated Aggression by Stephen Lendman So-called "Friends of Syria" are their worst enemies. They're a rogue's gallery of scoundrels. They're complicit with...

Qatar conference opens new stage in Syrian war

  By ...

Stasi in the White House

Obama: The Worst of Nixon/Bush Writ Large

Obama: The Worst of Nixon/Bush II Writ Large by Stephen Lendman Obama's a war criminal multiple times over. He bears full responsibility for genocidal crimes. In a...

General Wesley Clark: Whistleblower, Warrior

General Wesley Clark: Whistleblower, Warrior by Stephen Lendman One a warrior, always one. Clark hasn't forgotten. His credentials are notorious. He's a war criminal. He's also...

Another Israeli War Criminal of the Year Award

Another Israeli War Criminal of the Year Award by Stephen Lendman America represents the worst of rogue governance. So does Israel. They menace humanity. They persecute...

The Palin Doctrine?

by Patrick ...

Fast-Tracking Toward War on Syria

Fast-Tracking Toward War on Syria by Stephen Lendman America's run by sociopaths. They're out-of-control criminals. They're traitors. They menace humanity. They violate their sacred oaths of...

Big Brother Writ Large in America

Big Brother Writ Large in America by Stephen Lendman Spying on its citizenry reflects one of the most defining police state characteristics. Post-9/11, America crossed the...

Putin Alone at G8

Putin Alone at G8 by Stephen Lendman On June 17, G8 leaders began two days of talks in Northern Ireland. Seven nations want escalated war on...

Stasi in the White House: Obama’s Lofty Words of Peace While Beating the Drums...

On June 19, 2013, US President Obama, hoping to raise himself above the developing National Security Agency (NSA) spy scandals, sought to associate himself...

Syria, The View From The Other Side

His security forces used live ammunition to mow down peaceful pro-democracy protesters, forcing them to take up arms to try to topple his brutal...

Sketchy Evidence, Zero Transparency Cloud Chemical Weapons Claims in Syria

Protesters demonstrate against western intervention in Syria, outside the US embassy in central London, Saturday, June 15, 2013.(Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/ AP) The White House's...

Ex-MKO members recount ordeals

Several former members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) stage a rally in the Saint-Michel Square in Paris, June 22, 2012.One day before...

There’s a New Fascism on the Rise, and the NSA Leaks Show Us What...

In his book, Propaganda, published in 1928, Edward Bernays wrote: "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country."

New World Order Wants Yet Another War In Syria

Stop the carnage – Time to stop fighting Islamic countries and start trading with them!! New World Order Wants Yet Another War In  Syria Don’t you find it so hypocritical when the US, UK, EU and the New World Order Puppet (United Nations) start “Saber Rattling” and concocting stories of pure fantasy in order to […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Michael Hastings

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/truthdigger_of_the_week_michael_hastings_20130622/ Posted on Jun 22, 2013 ...

Britain plotting military coup in Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron has uncovered his governmentâ„¢s conspiracy to launch a military coup in Syria after failing to rally support for invasion...

The Surveillance State: In Britain, Everything Is Not Okay!

Global Research and Countercurrents 22/6/2013, The Market Oracle 23/6/2013 and Deccan Herald 27/6/2013

“The innocent have everything to fear, mostly from the guilty, but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear.’" Terry Pratchett (British author), in Snuff (Doubleday, 2011).

For many people, personal privacy vs widespread surveillance has been a major issue for decades. However, some thought mass spying on us has been happening but chose to downplay it. Others didn’t want to know and just didn’t care. Edward Snowden’s recent revelations indicate it is happening and that we should all care.    

Former National Security Agency (NSA) worker turned whistleblower Edward Snowden has now turned his attention to the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British equivalent of the NSA. On Friday, Snowden released documents to The Guardian newspaper in the UK to back up his claims that GCHQ has secretly accessed fibre optic cables carrying huge amounts of internet and communications data. According to The Guardian, the agency is able to tap into, analyse and store data. Snowden told the newspaper that the NSA has a more prolific British ally in GCHQ. (GCHQ is one of three UKintelligence agencies, alongside MI5 and MI6.)

“It’s not just a US problem. The UK has a huge dog in this fight… They (GCHQ) are worse than the US.” Edward Snowden

Although it is physically impossible for the intelligence agencies to read everyone’s emails, for instance, GCHQ can apparently record phone calls, read email and Facebook postings and review website traffic if they so wish. It can also access entire web use histories on individuals. Although GCHQ can only store certain data for 30 days, the Guardian says the practice is subject to little scrutiny. GCHQ operation can tap cables that carry global communications with the potential to carry 600 million daily ‘telephone events’.

“If GCHQ have been intercepting huge numbers of innocent people's communications as part of a massive sweeping exercise, then I struggle to see how that squares with a process that requires a warrant for each individual intercept.” Nick Pickles, Big Brother Watch director, as reported in The Guardian, 22 June.

This massive interception effort operates under two programmes: Mastering the Internet and Global Telecoms Exploitation. GCHQ is tapping 200 internet links, each with a data rate of 10Gbps, and the agency has the technical capacity to concurrently analyze 46 of these 200 streams of data at a time.

The revelations come alongside reports of the NSA snooping on US and international citizens via the metadata held on them by telecommunication companies, and secret data-sharing agreements between the NSA and consumer-web giants, such as Facebook, Google, Apple and others under the PRISM scheme.

GCHQ is able to capitalize on the UK's position at the edge of Western Europe, by tapping into the vast quantity of data flowing through cables around the UK and abroad. Over 300 GCHQ and 250 NSA analysts sift through the data, which they use to identify communications relating to security, terror, organized crime, and economic well-being.

Britain and the US are the founding members of the Five-Eyes intelligence sharing agreement. The Five-Eyes are members of a special club of former British colonies that gather and intelligence with each other. AustraliaCanadaand New Zealand are the three other members.

According to The Guardian, Britain's ability to tap these fibre-optic cables makes it the web eavesdropping powerhouse of the Five-Eyes, with the documents provided by Snowden saying that of the five, Britain has "the biggest Internet access."

The Guardian reports that British personnel on the team of 300 GCHQ and 250 NSA analysts sifting through the data have "a light oversight regime compared to the US"

The newspaper reports that 850,000 NSA and employees and private American contractors have been able to access to the information gathered by CGHQ. One of the documents quotes NSA boss Gen. Keith Alexander as urging British spies to collect everything they could.
"Why can't we collect at the signals, all the time? Sounds like a good summer homework project for Menwith," is written at the top of a slide shown by the Guardian that supposedly quotes Alexander during a 2008 visit to the UK. The slide is titled, "Collect-it-all."
Menwith refers to RAF Menwith Hill, a secret signals intelligence gathering facility in the Yorkshire countryside run by the US.
GCHQ operatives tapped the fibre-optic cables over the last five years at the point where the transatlantic cables reach British shores - these cables move Internet and telephone data from North America to Western Europe.  All of this was done with agreements with the communications companies, described by the document as "intercept partners."
Last week, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Robert Cole defended bulk collection of cellphone data and other business records to US lawmakers:
"If you're looking for a needle in a haystack, you've got to get the haystack first," said Cole during a June 18 House intelligence committee hearing on the matter. "That's why we have the ability under the [FISA] court order, to acquire . . . all of that data, we don't get to use all of that data, necessarily." As reported by John Reed in Foreign Policy on 21 June.
Britain and the US are rapidly perfecting the system to allow them to capture and analyse a large quantity of international traffic consisting of emails, texts, phone calls, internet searches, chat, photographs, blogposts, videos and the many uses of Google.
Writing in The Guardian on Friday 21 June, Henry Porter states:
“Mastering the Internet treats the rights of billions of foreign web users, the possible menace to the privacy of British and American citizens and the duties of their legislators with equal contempt. After Iraq and the banking crash, the world may come to see MTI as further evidence of a heedless delinquency in two of the world's oldest democracies.”
Porter talks about the lack of meaningful oversight in both countries, the use of commercial companies in the surveillance process and the wholesale disregard for the fundamentals of both countries’ democratic principles. Shami Chakrabarti, director of civil rights organisation Liberty, says that GCHQ are exploiting the fact that the internet is so international in nature and that what's holding them back from going further is technological capability, certainly not ethics (1).

Why it matters, really matters
For too long, the majority in Britain has been led to believe that governments in major western liberal democracies operate with benign intentions, that the government acts on our behalf and in our interests and that only those with something to hide have anything to fear. The belief is forwarded that the loss of liberty and intrusions into our personal privacy are small prices to pay for ensuring our safety in a barbaric world that wants to attack and inflict terror on us.
It’s all part of the dominant narrative. It’s all part of a dominant narrative that seeks to mislead and to mask the real essence of power and the true nature of intent behind notions of patriotism, nationalism, bowing down to the flag, militarism and that ‘we’, ‘the nation’ are in united in cause and belief.   
What Snowden’s revelations illustrate is the unaccountable face of power. And this should concern us because it’s not the greater good of humankind, queen, flag or country that this power serves. It ultimately serves capital and the extremely wealthy, whose interests are diametrically opposed to those of ordinary people across the world (2).

Look no further to see who funds the major political parties or individual politicians to do their bidding. Look no further than the backgrounds of many of these politicians. But, most important, look no further to see who owns the major corporations and banks and who sits on the bodies that hammer out major policies (3)(4)(5). It is the powerful foundations and think tanks headed or funded by private corporations that drive US and British policies, whether at home or abroad, and that includes the Project for a New American Century (6) and the resultant ongoing war of terror waged on countries across the world.

Western liberal democracy has been quite successful in making many at home blind to the chains that bind and which make them immune to the falsehoods that underpin the system. However, with the economic meltdown, ‘austerity’, increasing public awareness of corporate crimes, disillusionment with mainstream politics and the ramping up of wars, paranoia and the stripping away of civil liberties, social control is no longer able to operate on the relatively benign level that it once did. The collapse of the economic system and its propping up has laid bare just who that system is set up to benefit. State violence and mass surveillance is now part of the changing agenda of liberal democracy that is no longer able to hide behind the pretence of being liberal or democratic. The mask has slipped and we are right to be concerned.

“The world has evidence of the totally monitored future that GCHQ and NSA plan for us and that political establishments turn a blind eye to…. fear still trumps everything. On Tuesday, the head of NSA, General Keith B Alexander, and the director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, insisted that many terror plots had been stopped by surveillance. In Britain, the foreign secretary, William Hague… was joined by three former home secretaries, Jack Straw, Lord (John) Reid and Alan Johnson, to reassure us that mass surveillance was indeed necessary to make interdictions and… that further powers were needed… The point about these latest revelations is that they show there are more than adequate powers for interception on both sides of the Atlantic and that the terror agenda and, to a lesser degree, the fear of paedophilia, may well have been used to elaborate a huge system of espionage and domestic surveillance.” – Henry Porter, The Guardian 21 June.

Notes

Sources for this article
The Guardian 21 and 22 June

Russia: “Syria Will Be Armed With Weapons That Have Never Been Seen Before In...

Mac SlavoSHTFplan.comJune 22, 2013 Last week, Noble Peace Prize winner President Barrack Obama advised that his...

Britain’s Surveillance State: The Secret Ops of the “Government Communications Headquarters” (GCHQ)

“The innocent have everything to fear, mostly from the guilty, but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The...

13 killed in north Baghdad attacks

At least 13 people have been killed in bomb attacks in north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, as the latest spate of violence continues...

Corporatizing National Security: What It Means

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/corporatizing_national_security_what_it_means_20130622/ Posted on Jun 22, 2013 By...

Obama, Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Another Israeli War Criminal of the Year Award

On March 21, Obama received Israel’s Medal of Distinction. It’s also called the President’s Medal. It’s Israel’s highest civil award. It’s for individuals “who have...

UN sends 71 MKO terrorists to Albania

A UN official says 71 members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have been transferred from Iraq to Albania following a rocket attack...

Stasi In The White House

Paul Craig RobertsInfowars.comJune 22, 2013 On June 19, 2013, US President Obama, hoping to raise himself...

Russia:”Syria Will Be Armed With Weapons That Have Never Been Seen Before In the...

Last week, Noble Peace Prize winner President Barrack Obama advised that his administration would be arming the Free Syrian Army with weapons to resist...

Stasi In The White House – Paul Craig Roberts

Stasi in the White House Paul Craig Roberts, June 21, 2013 On June 19, 2013, US President Obama, hoping to raise himself above the developing National Security Agency (NSA) spy scandals, sought to associate himself with two iconic speeches made at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy pledged: “Ich…

The post Stasi In The White House — Paul Craig Roberts appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.

India welcomes Rohani’s election victory

India has welcomed the election of Hassan Rohani as the Islamic Republicâ„¢s president, Press TV reports. Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, who was on a...

UN rejects US claim on Syria CW

UN experts say they do not confirm the claims by the United States, France and Britain that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons...

Russia:”Syria Will Be Armed With Weapons That Have Never Been Seen Before In the...

Last week, Noble Peace Prize winner President Barrack Obama advised that his administration would be arming the Free Syrian Army with weapons to resist...

Icelandic WikiLeaks collaborators targeted by Obama administration

Published time: June 21, 2013 20:30 The Obama administration has admitted to spying on two Icelandic citizens with ties to WikiLeaks in the...

Historical Roots of the Social Crisis in Brazil. The Role of the IMF

Author’s Note Millions of people across Brazil have joined one of the largest protest movement in the country’s history. Ironically, the social uprising is directed...

War Fatigue Grips Syria

Damascus. The boom of outgoing artillery fire no longer makes people in Damascus glance up from their work or interrupt their conversation even for a...

How Israeli Apartheid is Coming Unstuck

One incident of racism, though small in relation to the decades of massive, institutionalised discrimination exercised by Israel against its Palestinian Arab citizens, has...

The Chimerica Dream

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_chimerica_dream_20130621/ Posted on Jun 21, 2013 By Pepe Escobar, TomDispatch...

'Turkey may face 1mn Syrian refugees'

The United Nations has warned that the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey could double to one million by the end of the year...

Racism and Institutionalised Discrimination: How Israeli Apartheid is Coming Unstuck

One incident of racism, though small in relation to the decades of massive, institutionalised discrimination exercised by Israel against its Palestinian Arab citizens, has...

Corporatizing National Security

Privacy is a sacred word to many Americans, as demonstrated by the recent uproar over the brazen invasion of it by the Patriot Act-enabled...

PRISM and the Rise of a New Fascism

In his book Propaganda, published in 1928, Edward Bernays wrote: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses...

Identity, Consciousness and the Global War on Terror

There’s a riveting moment in Dirty Wars — the new documentary about the War on Terror by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill — that calls...

Inflicting Death While Avoiding Taxes

For some time it has been a gathering that seemed to be more floral than substantive, a matter of chit chat, sometimes serious, over...

British government moves to censor media coverage of spying operations

D-Notices are official requests to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects on the grounds of “national security”. They are issued by the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee, which operates between government departments dealing with intelligence and national security, and the media.

Syrian war threatens regional sectarian bloodbath

  21 June 2013 ...

Understanding the Latest NSA “Security Leaks” is Understanding the Rise of a New...

In his book, ‘Propaganda’, published in 1928, Edward Bernays wrote: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses...

America Is Running the World’s Largest Terrorist Operation

Chomsky: “Obama Is Running The Biggest Terrorist Operation That Exists” Leading liberal Noam Chomsky said yesterday: The Obama administration is dedicated to increasing terrorism. In fact,...

UK Deputy PM warns over Syria meddling

British Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has warned over Syria intervention, saying that Britain must not become involved in a...

Uncle Sam and Corporate Tech: Domestic Partners Raising “Digital Big Brother”

 A terrible formula has taken hold: warfare state + corporate digital power = surveillance state.  “National security” agencies and major tech sectors have teamed up to...

The Lies of Empire: Don’t Believe a Word They Say — Washington is the...

The U.S. reprises Iraq, inventing a WMD threat from Syria. The FBI concocts home-grown terror through stings, while the NSA claims it has secretly...

Are the Armed Forces a Rape Culture?

US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan have produced quagmires of crime, corruption and abuse, beginning with the torture of prisoners, the creation of offshore...

‘US colonial empire sees its last days’

The United States is witnessing its final days as a colonial empire, with the so-called ËœWar on Terrorâ„¢ failing to rally support and harvest...

The Surveillance State: Big Brother Writ Large in America

Spying on its citizenry reflects one of the most defining police state characteristics. Post-9/11, America crossed the line. Unconstitutional mass surveillance became official US policy....

‘MKO must be prosecuted for terrorism’

This file photo shows members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).An Iranian lawmaker says the terrorist anti-Iran Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) must be...

Journalist Michael Hastings dies in car crash

  By ...

Fearless Investigative Journalist Michael Hastings Dead at 33

Most obituaries about Michael Hastings' (shown) untimely death in a high-speed single-car crash at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles mentioned his primary...

Fighting Al Qaeda by Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria: The Obama Administration is a...

A major transition in US counter-terrorism doctrine is unfolding. While Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of George W. Bush, remains firmly committed to waging...

Understand the Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order

by Michel Chossudovsky In the expanded second edition of Chossudovsky’s international best-seller, the author outlines the contours of a New World Order which feeds on...

Understand the Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order

by Michel Chossudovsky In the expanded second edition of Chossudovsky’s international best-seller, the author outlines the contours of a New World Order which feeds on...

Fearless Investigative Journalist Michael Hastings Dead at 33

Most obituaries about Michael Hastings' (shown) untimely death in a high-speed single-car crash at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles mentioned his primary...

Warmonger Blair urges Syria meddling

Warmonger Tony Blair has urged Syria intervention.Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for an intervention in the Syrian conflict, saying that the...

UK govt. can be sued over troop deaths

Families of killed soldiers can sue UK govt. for negligenceFamilies of soldiers killed in Iraq war can sue UK government for negligence.The Supreme Court...

The Stunning Illogic of the New York Times

So New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and former Times executive editor Bill Keller are both saying that the massive NSA spying program on...

The Terror Con, Booz Allen Hamilton and the NSA

(Image: UGO Entertainment) For defense contractors, the government officials who write them mega checks, and the hawks in the media who cheer them on, the name...

Explaining Iran’s ‘Surprise’ Election

The dogs of war in the U.S. media bark and, in true Don Quixote fashion, it’s a sign that authors Hillary and Flynt Leverett...

The Naked Imperialism of Humanitarian Intervention

Some critics from the left and the right characterized my recent article “Syria and the Sham of Humanitarian Intervention” as an unnecessarily harsh indictment...

Detroit Goes Under: “There Is No Way Out But Collapse”

Though most Americans go through their day thinking everything is now returning to normal, the fact of the matter...

Michael Hastings Dead: Reporter, Author Dies In Car Crash At Age 33

Michael Hastings, who was killed in a car crash on Tuesday, has been described as a fearless journalist by ex-colleagues. (Richard Saker for the...

Michael Hastings Dead: Reporter, Author Dies In Car Crash At Age 33

Michael Hastings, who was killed in a car crash on Tuesday, has been described as a fearless journalist by ex-colleagues. (Richard Saker for the...

Michael Hastings, ‘Rolling Stone’ Contributor, Dead at 33

Michael Hastings, the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a car accident in Los Angeles,...

People Around the World Oppose Arming Syrian “Rebels”

Washington’s BlogJune 19, 2013 A new Pew poll shows that 70% of Americans oppose arming the Syrian...

High Level Opposition to Obama’s Escalating Syria’s Conflict

Dozens of responsible world leaders oppose Washington’s war on Syria. They do so for good reason. They want peaceful conflict resolution. They’re against greater...

Obama, Cheney and Snowden’s revelations

  19 June 2013 ...

‘A Political Ploy’? The Guardian Editors Swallow US Claims On Syrian WMD

Last week, we reviewed the questions and doubts surrounding claims that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria. The Obama administration has since claimed that its ‘red...

Iran books ticket for 2014 World Cup

Iranian striker Reza Qouchan-Nejad celebrates after scoring a goal against South Korea during a qualifying soccer match for the 2014 World Cup in Ulsan,...

IAEA should avoid political stance: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief to avoid politicizing Tehranâ„¢s nuclear issue. Å“If the International Atomic Energy Agencyâ„¢s...

The Making of a Global Security State

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_making_of_a_global_security_state_20130618/ Posted on Jun 18, 2013 ...

Russia slams UK for betraying values

(L) British Prime Minister David Cameron, (R) Russian President Vladimir Putin.Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of betraying humanitarian...

The Empire’s New Clothes: The Naked Imperialism of “Humanitarian Intervention”

Some critics from the left and the right characterized my recent article “Syria and the Sham of Humanitarian Intervention” as an unnecessarily harsh indictment...

Mukhtar Army claims MKO base attack

A view of Camp Liberty in the Iraqi capital, which is home to members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq OrganizationThe Iraq-based militant group known...

US politicians lie to Americans: Snowden

Former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has accused senior politicians of continuously lying to Americans amid a massive US surveillance scandal. The...

What Should be Expected From President Rowhani?

On June 15, 2013, Hassan Rowhani became Iran’s president-elect and raised expectations about the outcome of future meetings between Iran and the five permanent...

America: It’s Own Worst Enemy

America is at war. To be sure, the global and perpetual war on terror has not been declared–by Congress. The enemy the U.S. is...

Spying on the G20 Summit

Today’s news is yesterday’s news–release of additional details about a shocking international surveillance operation that took place in 2009. And the 2009 spy operation...

“Truth is coming and it cannot be stopped”: NSA Whistleblower Snowden Issues defiant Response...

Whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke publicly yesterday for the first time in a week and issued a defiant response to denunciations of his actions by...

World leaders congratulate Rohani

Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani attends a press conference in Tehran on June 17, 2013.World leaders have sent messages to Iran president-elect Hassan Rohani congratulating...

Tony-Wendi alleged affair upsets Cherie

Wendi Deng (L) and Cherie Blair in Beijing in 2009.Former British Prime Minister Tony Blairâ„¢s wife has angrily reacted to reports that her husband...

Cross Purposes at the United Nations: Sabotaging Hope for a Negotiated Peace in Syria

United Nations General Assembly A/67/L.63, adopted by a slim majority on May 15, 2013, is a deliberate and pathological refusal to acknowledge reality, in...

Obama’s Humanitarianism as Window-Dressing for the US “Deep State” Agenda: The Case of...

This essay examines the connections between the foreign intervention crisis in Syria, the vast NSA surveillance program that has recently been exposed, and the...

Snow job: If government spying on all Americans is such a good thing, then...

Mike AdamsNatural NewsJune 18, 2013 In the run up to the 2012 election, why didn’t Obama...

Washington Is Insane

Paul Craig RobertsInfowars.comJune 18, 2013 In the 21st century the two hundred year-old propaganda that the...

Video: Syrian Teen-Rebels Hail 9/11 Attack

Al-Qaeda training camp recruits: “If they call me a terrorist, I will consider it an...

The Terror Con

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_terror_con_20130618/ Posted on Jun 18, 2013 ...

The New Generation of American Patriots Are the Whistlebowers Who Came of Age After...

When Darrell Anderson, 22, joined the US military he knew there was going to be a war, and he wanted to fight it. "I thought I was going to free Iraqi people," he told me. "I thought I was going to do a good thing."

This Will Not End Well

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_will_not_end_well_20130617/ Posted on Jun 17, 2013 ...

No to war in Syria!

  18 June 2013 ...

NSA whistleblower Snowden issues defiant response to government threats and media lies

  ”Truth is coming and it cannot be stopped” ...

President Bashar Al-Assad: Fighting Terrorism in Syria. Rebuilding in the Wake of the Crisis....

President Bashar al-Assad gave the following interview to the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper: Interviewer: Mr President, how do you view the situation in your...

Fake WMD Intelligence and Orwellian Double-speak : Washington Is Insane

In the 21st century the two hundred year-old propaganda that the American people control their government has been completely shattered. Both the Bush and...

Google’s deep CIA and NSA connections

Eric SommerPravda.ruJune 17, 2013 The Western media is currently full of articles reporting Google’s denial that...

Washington Is Insane – Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Is Insane Paul Craig Roberts In the 21st century the two hundred year-old propaganda that the American people control their government has been completely shattered. Both the Bush and Obama regimes have made it unmistakenly clear that the American people don’t even influence, much less control, the government. As far as Washington is concerned,…

The post Washington Is Insane — Paul Craig Roberts appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.

State photo-ID databases become troves for police

Craig Timberg & Ellen Nakashima Washington Post June 17, 2013 The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that...

Are the Boston Marathon Bombings Tied to a New American Campaign into the Caucasus?

Many questions remain unanswered about the Boston Marathon Bombings that took place on April 15, 2013. Three people were killed and two hundred and sixty-four others...

The Syrian Target

Syria is close to following Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya as the target of a major Western military intervention. It certainly looks that way after...

U.S. Troops, Missiles at Syrian Border

A task force of 300 U.S. Marines and a Patriot anti-aircraft missile system have been deployed along Syria's border with Jordan as the United...

US Inflames Sectarian Tensions to Escalate War in Syria

In the run-up to today’s G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, which is expected to focus on the Syrian war, US and European officials...

Terrorists Without a Cause

Moshe Gammer, a history professor at Tel Aviv University died a day after the 15 April bombing of the Boston marathon. He had been an...

Dilemma for the Warfare- Surveillance State: NSA and CIA Cannot be Sure that its...

Edward Snowden’s disclosures, the New York Times reported on Sunday, “have renewed a longstanding concern: that young Internet aficionados whose skills the agencies need for counterterrorism and...

Judge assassinated in eastern Libya

Libyans stand next to the scene of a blast after a bomb exploded outside police station in Benghazi May 10, 2013.Militants have shot and...

Military Escalation? Sapping Assad’s Strength. Israel “Stirs the Pot” in Syria

For much of the past two years Israel stood sphinx-like on the sidelines of Syria’s civil war. Did it want Bashar al-Assad’s regime toppled?...

Washington’s Battle Over Syrian Foreign Policy: Will Hawks Or Doves Prevail?

Like Putin’s policy in Russia, Obama’s Syrian policy is being tugged strenuously in Washington, both by hawks and by doves. On June 13, Obama...

Public Enemy Number One: the Public

It’s important, when listening to the official shapers of opinion in the media, to ask ourselves what they really mean by the words they...

The NSA and the Rest of Us

Context One: It is 1971 and the United States is mired in a losing war in Vietnam. Thousands of young American soldiers are coming...

The Chemical Weapons Pretext for War on Syria

In the wake of having its illegal domestic surveillance dragnet exposed, laying bare (yet again) the utter duplicity and criminality of the U.S. ruling...

U.S. Troops, Missiles at Syrian Border

A task force of 300 U.S. Marines and a Patriot anti-aircraft missile system have been deployed along Syria's border with Jordan as the United...

U.S. Troops, Missiles at Syrian Border

A task force of 300 U.S. Marines and a Patriot anti-aircraft missile system have been deployed along Syria's border with Jordan as the United...

Israel Stirs the Pot in Syria

Nazareth. For much of the past two years Israel stood sphinx-like on the sidelines of Syria’s civil war. Did it want Bashar al-Assad’s regime toppled?...

Israel Stirs the Pot in Syria

Nazareth. For much of the past two years Israel stood sphinx-like on the sidelines of Syria’s civil war. Did it want Bashar al-Assad’s regime toppled?...

The Chemical Weapons Pretext for War on Syria: A Pack of Lies

In the wake of having its illegal domestic surveillance dragnet exposed, laying bare (yet again) the utter duplicity and criminality of the U.S. ruling...

Garbage and gas: Inside Turkey's protest

<!--Nadezhda Kevorkova-->Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent who has covered the events of the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts around the world, and...

The Chemical Weapons Pretext for War on Syria

In the wake of having its illegal domestic surveillance dragnet exposed, laying bare (yet again) the utter duplicity and criminality of the U.S. ruling...

Is Naomi Wolf working for the NSA?

I hate to do this, but I feel obligated to share, as the story unfolds, my creeping concern that the writer Naomi Wolf is...

Protest and Resistance against America’s Police State: What’s Your Breaking Point to Take Action?

When Edward Snowden reached his breaking point, the world saw the truth about the vast extent of spying by the NSA on Americans and...

‘Ecuador will continue supporting Assange’

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino (R) and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (L) appear at the window of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on June...

Detroit Goes Under: “There Is No Way Out But Collapse”

Though most Americans go through their day thinking everything is now returning to normal, the fact of the matter...

Russian President Vladimir Putin talks NSA, Syria, Iran, Drones and Terrorism

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has spoken at length with RT about the world’s burning issues, including war-torn Syria, Iran, US surveillance and terrorism. He...

Syria’s Assad congratulates Rohani

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has congratulated Iranian president-elect, Hassan Rohani, for securing the highest number of votes in the countryâ„¢s 11th presidential election. In his...

Kerry condemns Assad for threatening peace talks as CIA ‘prepares’ to arm rebels

RTJune 16, 2013 The use of chemical weapons by Damascus and Hezbollah involvement in Syria risks...

Dutch Filmfest honors Iranian doc

Iranian filmmaker Kayvan Karimiâ„¢s short documentary The Broken Border has won at the fifth Leiden International Short Film Experience (LIsFE). The documentary scooped...

The War Comes To Syria

It has recently been announced that the Obama administration has decided to go ahead and arm the Syrian rebels on the grounds that they...

The War Comes To Syria

It has recently been announced that the Obama administration has decided to go ahead and arm the Syrian rebels on the grounds that they...

Chemical Weapons: Building the Case for Further US Aggression against Syria

The US Government is claiming it has definitive ‘evidence’ to prove the Assad Government has used chemical weapons (CW) “against its own people”. Chemical...

Obama Signals Start of US War in Syria

The Obama Administration’s sudden announcement last night that it has discovered the Syrian government used chemical weapons and thus crossed the “red line” is...

Syria rally hits US embassy in London

Hundreds of protesters calling for an end to the conflict in Syria and western intervention in the country have rallied outside the US embassy...

Obama escalating Syria war: Ron Paul

Former US Congressman Ron Paul has sharply criticized President Barack Obama for his decision to approve arming foreign-backed militants in Syria, noting that such...

'Iran independent of global powers'

Iranâ„¢s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi has reiterated that the Islamic Republic is independent of all global powers and political blocs. Å“The Islamic Republic of...

'Iran independent of global powers'

Iranâ„¢s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi has reiterated that the Islamic Republic is independent of all global powers and political blocs. Å“The Islamic Republic of...

Ecuador FM due in UK for Assange talks

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino is due to arrive in England to hold talks over the situation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Patino is scheduled...

Nigeria: Candidate for Political Destabilization and “Regime Change”?

It is worth reminding, if such reminder is at all necessary, how even in the contemporary circumstances of an omnipresent international security system represented...

Kerry condemns Assad for threatening peace talks as CIA ‘prepares’ to arm rebels

The use of chemical weapons by Damascus and Hezbollah involvement in Syria risks derailing a political settlement to the conflict, John Kerry warned. His...

Rohani rivals congratulate his victory

Iranian presidential candidates have congratulated Hassan Rohani on winning Iran's 11th presidential election following a vote that saw a massive popular turnout on June...

Rocket attack on MKO camp kills two

File photo shows members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).Two members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have been killed in a...

President Obama OKs Shipment of Arms to Al-Qaeda in Syria

President Obama has given the green light to the shipping of weapons from the United States to opposition forces in Syria. In a statement released...

Western-backed Syrian Rebels Massacre Shia Villagers

Less than a month after a spokesman for the Western-backed “Free Syrian Army” threatened in a television interview to exterminate Shia Muslims across the...

Rohani becomes Iran’s new president

Hassan Rohani has won Iran's 11th presidential election following a vote that saw mass popular turnout on June 14. The newly-elected Iranian president was born...

Rohani becomes Iran’s new president

Hassan Rohani has won Iran's 11th presidential election following a vote that saw mass popular turnout on June 14. The newly-elected Iranian president was born...

US 'Military Support' in Syria Will Lead to Full-Scale War, Critics Warn

As Western leaders and major media outlets rushed to back the White House's recent claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against...

Obama moves to escalate Syrian slaughter

  15 June 2013 ...

No Evidence of Syria WMDs… And Still a Call for War? Again? Obama Pushes...

 No Evidence: ‘Obama does a Bush’ to get No-Fly Zone and war in Syria This sounds all too familiar. The Bush Administration did the exact...

White House announces it will not send troops into Syria, deploys them to the...

Ariel CohenDaily CallerJune 15, 2013 Three hundred U.S. troops now stand on the northern Jordan border...

On Civil Liberties, Comparing Obama With Bush Is Easy–and Mostly Wrong

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/on_civil_liberties_comparing_obama_with_bush_is_easy_--_and_mostly_wrong_20/ Posted on Jun 14, 2013 ...

Domestic Spy Grid Designed Long Before 9/11

Kit DanielsInfowars.comJune 14, 2013 The domestic spy grid enslaving Americans’ personal data into perpetual,...

US 'Military Support' in Syria Will Lead to Full-Scale War, Critics Warn

As Western leaders and major media outlets rushed to back the White House's recent claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against...

Why Obama is Declaring War on Syria

Beirut. The short answer is Iran and Hezbollah according to Congressional sources. “The Syrian army’s victory at al-Qusayr was more than the administration could accept...

NSA Spying: From the UN to PRISM

“It’s déjà vu all over again.” It was Yogi Berra’s classic observation in 1947, and one eminently appropriate for Edward Snowden more than a...

US Chemical Weapons Report in Syria ‘Fabricated’ — Russian MP

RIA Novosti June 14, 2013 A US government report concluding Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, crossing what US President Barack Obama...

The National Security Agency: A Global Superpower

Recent revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting massive meta-data vacuuming of the phone calls and Internet transactions of tens of millions...

President Obama OKs Shipment of Arms to Al-Qaeda in Syria

President Obama has given the green light to the shipping of weapons from the United States to opposition forces in Syria. In a statement released...

Arrest Obama Under NDAA For Supporting Terrorists in Syria

President has violated section 1021 of act he signed into law Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comJune 14, 2013 Under...

The History of America’s Secret Wars: Corporate Espionage and the Outsourcing of National Security

This text is excerpted from Big Lies: How Our Corporate Overlords, Politicians and Media Establishment Warp Reality and Undermine Democracy Pre-9/11 Flashback When NATO’s US and...

Man Behind Syrian ‘Chemical Weapons’ Claim Is Fiction Writer Who Covered Up Benghazi

White House makes miraculous discovery to distract from domestic scandals Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comJune 14, 2013

Americans on Both Sides of the Aisle Oppose War In Syria

Washington’s BlogJune 14, 2013 Left-leaning Huffington Post calls the Syria war a “quagmire”: Right-leaning Drudge Report shows a picture...

Is Obama Starting A War With Syria Just To Distract Us From All The...

Michael SnyderEconomic CollapseJune 14, 2013 Well, isn’t that convenient? At the moment when the Obama administration...

Responsibility to Inflict

You wouldn’t expect a comedian to deliver an insight into the American doctrinal system, but George Carlin once did. During a memorable stand-up performance,...

The Human Equivalent of the $640 Toilet Seat

Neoliberal economics has been an ideological mantra of Republicans and Democrats alike since President Jimmy Carter began the wave of privatization and deregulation that...

The Snoop Solution

Were Barack Obama as clever at being President as he is at running for President, he would now declare a national emergency, take a...

US claims of Assad’s chemical weapons are lies — Pushkov

A senior Russian MP holds that the recent White House statement of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government is as false as the...

Russia slams ‘fabricated’ info on Syria

A man is brought to a hospital in Khan al-Assal, southwest of Aleppo, Syria, where militants used chemical weapons against people for the first...

US and Israeli Intelligence

Uncovering documented instances of torture is a challenge. That challenge grows even greater when the torture one is investigating is undertaken by agencies whose...

American Narcissism

If you see something, say something. Who isn’t familiar with this slogan, trademarked by New York’s Transportation Authority and licensed to Homeland Security for...

Reform and Revolution at Left Forum 2013

This year’s Left Forum, held from 7 to 9 June at Pace University in lower Manhattan, was a rather impressive conference, one that arguably...

Turkey, Syria and the hypocrisy of US imperialism

  14 June 2013 ...

Western-backed Syrian Rebels Massacre Shia Villagers

Less than a month after a spokesman for the Western-backed “Free Syrian Army” threatened in a television interview to exterminate Shia Muslims across the...

Iran world’s top gas reserves holder: BP

The UK-based energy giant, BP, has slashed its global natural gas reserves estimate for the first time in decades, sharply dropping Russia's classified holdings...

Iran world’s top gas reserves holder: BP

The UK-based energy giant, BP, has slashed its global natural gas reserves estimate for the first time in decades, sharply dropping Russia's classified holdings...

Misreading Iranian Politics

Saeed Jalili, a candidate for the Iranian presidency. (Photo credit: PressTV) Every four years when Iran holds presidential elections, U.S. journalists travel to Tehran, hang...

Who Killed the Syrian Peace Talks? The Rebels have been Defeated. Is the War...

The long awaited Syrian peace talks – instigated by power brokers Russia and the United States – had already passed their initial due date,...

Gaza under Siege

”The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.” Dov Weissglass, advisor to the Israeli...

Gaza under Siege

”The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.” Dov Weissglass, advisor to the Israeli...

22 Nauseating Quotes From Hypocritical Establishment Politicians About The NSA Spying Scandal

Establishment politicians from both major political parties are rushing to defend the NSA and condemn whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Defend Edward Snowden!

  13 June 2013 ...

Who Killed the Syrian Peace Talks?

The long awaited Syrian peace talks – instigated by power brokers Russia and the United States – had already passed their initial due date,...

Why Arabs Must Worry

My friend Hanna is Syrian and also happens to be Christian. The latter fact was rarely of consequence, except whenever he wished to boast...

Why Arabs Must Worry

My friend Hanna is Syrian and also happens to be Christian. The latter fact was rarely of consequence, except whenever he wished to boast...

Why I read the WSWS

  Gerard ...

New Film 'Dirty Wars' Exposes America's Ruthless, Covert Wars

June 11, 2013  | ...

Steadfastness tops Rezaei foreign policy

Independent presidential candidate Mohsen Rezaei speaks at a press conference in Tehran on June 12, 2013.Presidential candidate Mohsen Rezaei says upholding the ideals of...

Our priority is to stop violence – Lavrov on Syria crisis

Sergey Lavrov says the US and Russia must do “everything possible” to stop violence in Syria, warning that people who fight the Syrian army...

‘All blacks out!’: Human Rights Watch condemns ‘racist’ Greek police

Human Rights Watch has accused Greek police of racial profiling, arbitrary detention and physical and verbal abuse of immigrants in a scathing new report....

'Digital Blackwater': NSA Leak Highlights Key Role of Private Contractors

Like the mercenaries for hire used by the U.S. in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and New Orleans–contractors like Blackwater that have come under scrutiny...

Most in US oppose Syria intrusion: Poll

US Republican Senator John McCain (center) breifly slips into Syria to meet with leaders of foreign-sponsored militants.A new poll has again pointed to the...

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/guilty_until_proven_innocent_20130612/ Posted on Jun 12, 2013 By Victoria Brittain,...

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/guilty_until_proven_innocent_20130612/ Posted on Jun 12, 2013 By Victoria Brittain,...

Mongolia, Canada, Israel & the United States

Ulan Bator: When you get out of the plane and enter the Chinngis Khan Airport just outside of Ulan Bator, you quickly realize that...

Bradley Manning and Adolf Eichmann

The year 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Hannah Arendt’s controversial critique of the trial of the Nazi war criminal Adolf...

The US is a Police State

Global Research Editor’s NoteThis article by Professor McMurtry first published by Global Research in November 2011 had been commissioned by an academic journal called New Politics....

US cuts plans for Gitmo prosecutions

The US is scaling back its Guantanamo prosecutions from 36 to 20 or less, admitting that it lacks the evidence to convict many of...

Our Government’s Secrecy Has Caused Far More Deaths Than 9/11

To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from  TomDispatch.com here. The prosecution of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ source...

Why Bradley Manning Has Done More for US Security Than SEAL Team 6

The prosecution of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ source inside the U.S. Army, will be pulling out all the stops when it calls to the stand a member...

How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars

To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from  TomDispatch.com here. The prosecution of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ source...

'Digital Blackwater': NSA Leak Highlights Key Role of Private Contractors

Like the mercenaries for hire used by the U.S. in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and New Orleans–contractors like Blackwater that have come under scrutiny...

What Is The Government’s Agenda? – Paul Craig Roberts

What is the Government’s Agenda? Paul Craig Roberts It has been public information for a decade that the US government secretly, illegally, and unconstitutionally spies on its citizens. Congress and the federal courts have done nothing about this extreme violation of the US Constitution and statutory law, and the insouciant US public seems unperturbed. In…

The post What Is The Government’s Agenda? — Paul Craig Roberts appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.

US high court rejects torture suit

The US Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit against the federal government and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld by two Americans that were torture...

One American Who Isn’t For Sale

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/one_american_who_isnt_for_sale_20130611/ Posted on Jun 11, 2013 ...

Hezbollah rapped for assisting in Syria

People jubilating in the center of Qusayr on June 9, 2013 as they celebrate the Syrian government's recapture of the town earlier in the...

What Edward Snowden has revealed

  11 June 2013 ...

Ban appoints new DRC special envoy

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former German diplomat Martin Kobler as his special envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Kobler, currently UN...

US agents in massive sex, drug cover-up

The US State Department may have hushed up allegations of misconduct by its employees worldwide that range from soliciting prostitutes to getting narcotics from...

Supreme Court rejects tortured whistleblowers’ suit against Rumsfeld

Two United States citizens can’t sue the federal government and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for being subjected to torture while detained by US force during the Iraq War, the Supreme Court decided Monday.

Tech experts tie WikiLeaks soldier to database breach

yahoo.comJune 10, 2013 Computer forensic experts testified on Monday that they traced a break-in to a...

Bilderberg Delegate Speaks On Record

Elite Group members realising that increased exposure means they can no longer hide

The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning

The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. The Army private first class is not permitted...

Checking Bill Maher in Real Time

In June 2009, Bill Maher readied himself to pick a fight with his comrades. He lashed out against those defending Obama for rather indefensible...

Edward Snowden: Profile in Courage

Edward Snowden may go down inhistory as one of this nation’s most important whistleblowers. He is certainly one of the bravest.  The 29-year-old former...

Obama’s “Cyberwarfare First Strike”: Using Offensive Cyber Effects Operations (OCEO) to Destabilize Countries

The US government is developing detailed plans to attack other countries using cyberwarfare techniques, according to a report Friday in the British daily newspaper...

NATO Is Antithetical To The Spirit Of The United Nations

Colombia may be on a list for membership in NATO further expanding what was originally a North Atlantic defense organization, into a global...

Russia to Arm Syria, EU Lifts Embargo on Rebels

Heightening tension in the Middle East, the European Union recently decided to lift the embargo on weapons to the rebels in Syria. Syrian President...

Syrian rebels execute teenage boy for ‘heresy’ – report

An al-Qaeda-affiliated opposition group has allegedly executed a teenage boy in Syria in front of his family, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports....

NSA Whistleblower Reveals Himself

The US government will be happy to learn it will save several million dollars on the criminal inquiry into the identity of the NSA’s PRISM whistleblower because moments ago in a lengthy profile by the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, said whistleblower has decided to reveal himself to the world.

A Nation’s Betrayal

This week, the government began their assault against private Bradley Manning. Even though he has already plead guilty to misusing classified documents and faces...

The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_judicial_lynching_of_bradley_manning_20130609/ Posted on Jun 9, 2013 ...

Why the West has trouble understanding Iran’s political language

<!--Nadezhda Kevorkova-->Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent who has covered the events of the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts around the world, and...

Whatever Happened to the CIA? Dirty Wars and the Cinema of Self-Indulgence

Let me begin with some background not covered in the film.  Dirty War derives from “La Sale Guerre”, the term the French applied to their...

‘Syria militants threat to regional peace’

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned that Takfiri militants fighting against the Syrian government are threatening peace and stability in the entire region....

How the Pentagon Removes Entire Peoples

If we think at all about our government’s military depopulating territory that it desires, we usually think of the long-ago replacement of native Americans...

How the Pentagon Removes Entire Peoples

If we think at all about our government’s military depopulating territory that it desires, we usually think of the long-ago replacement of native Americans...

Hague confirms Commons vote on Syria

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has vowed that the parliament would be consulted before the UK decides to arm militants fighting against the Syrian...

Deaths haunt former US drone operator

A former operator of unmanned aerial vehicles in the US Air Force says he is haunted by more than 1,600 deaths as a result...

4-year-old US boy shoots, kills father

Justin Stanfield Thomas (pictured) was fatally shot by his 4-year-old son in the southwestern US state of Arizona. (File photo)US police say a 4-year-old...

Blast kills 4 in Baghdad Shia area

Iraqi security forces and rescue workers inspect the site of a blast in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on September 7, 2012.At least...

108,000 Private Contractors in Afghanistan and “We Have No Idea What They’re Doing”

by Aubrey Bloomfield Two recently released reports, one by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and one by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), show that not only...

Blast kills 4 in Baghdad Shia area

At least four people have been killed in a car bomb blast in a majority Shia area of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Iraqi officials...

Pentagon Blackout: “Large American Military Force” Deployed to Syrian Border

The catalyst for the next great war will likely occur somewhere in the middle east. The Americans know this....

UN warns against spillover of Syria crisis

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres holds a press conference in Tehran on September 16, 2012. The United Nations has warned against the...

Week in Review: Bilderberg Secrecy and the Surveillance State

America’s Economic War on the People of Iran: Obama Signs Executive Order Targeting Iran’s Currency and Auto Industry Timothy Alexander Guzman, June 07, 2013 America’s “Secret...

“The High Priests of Globalization”: Bilderberg Conference Convenes

Stephen LendmanInfowars.comJune 7, 2013 On June 5, the London Evening Standard headlined “No minutes,...

Dirty Wars and the Cinema of Self-Indulgence

Let me begin with some background not covered in the film. Dirty War derives from “La Salle Guerre”, the term the French applied to...

US Drone Attacks controlled from Military Bases in Germany

US military sites in Germany are playing a key role in the use of American combat drones to target the killing of people in...

“The High Priests of Globalization”: Bilderberg Conference Convenes

On June 5, the London Evening Standard headlined “No minutes, no press conferences — just the world’s power brokers chewing the fat on the...

The Corporate State and Manufactured Dependence

An argument often heard in the 1980s and ‘90s by those favoring lower taxes on the rich was the rich could avoid paying taxes...

Evil Takes the High Road

The natural gaze of human beings is to the heavens. The welcoming light of the dawn. The warmth of the noonday sun. The beauty...

Three Things Young People Should Know to Save the World

Of course, old people should know these things too, and some small percentage does know them, but energy seems better invested in trying to...

The Pentagon pivoting dance

<!--Pepe Escobar-->Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and...

US threatens Iran, Hezbollah for backing Syria

  By ...

US threatens Iran, Hezbollah for backing Syria

  By ...

Critics Blast Military Trial of WikiLeaks Whistleblower Manning

After a global outcry about his prosecution and alleged torture, whistleblower Bradley Manning (shown), an Army intelligence officer accused of “aiding the enemy” by...

Obama Picks Libya War Architect for U.N. Ambassador

Kurt NimmoInfowars.comJune 6, 2013 Samantha Power is regarded as the driving force behind the...

Countering Imperialism: An Alternative Vision to Tyranny

The alternative to cockroaches  Many of us have a vision, an alternative vision to the tyranny of those who control the world. But we are...

US econ. war on Iran fails: Haddad-Adel

Iranian presidential candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel says the US economic war against Iran is doomed to failure due to the Iranian nationâ„¢s economic resistance. Å“The Americans...

Day Three at the Manning Trial

Captain Casey Fulton testified at the end of yesterday’s Bradley Manning’s trial proceedings that there were no specific websites, other than social media sites,...

The Alternative To Cockroaches: Countering Imperialism

Global Research and Countercurrents 6/6/2013 and The 4th Media 7/6/2013

Many of us have a vision, an alternative vision to the tyranny of those who control the world. But we are ridiculed, dismissed, put on trial (Manning), confined to a small embassy in London for months on end (Assange), called unrealistic or subversive and told to 'get real'. Are we destined to be the 'I told you so bunch'? 

The current wholly corrupt system is edging humanity towards the precipice of oblivion. When that happens, we (if we are still alive - if anything is still alive, apart from cockroaches) will say 'we told you so'. If there is to be any hope, if there is to be anything better, we must remain 'unreal' and true to our beliefs.  


Some like to believe that the meek (or gentle) shall inherit the earth. But it is popularly suggested that cockroaches may well do so if or when humanity destroys itself through nuclear war (or depleted uranium radiation). Cockroaches have a much higher radiation resistance than vertebrates, with the lethal dose perhaps six to 15 times that for humans.  


Cockroaches are regarded as pests. They feed on human food, and can leave an offensive odor. They can also passively transport microbes on their body surfaces, including those that are potentially dangerous to humans. Cockroaches have been shown to be linked with allergic reactions in humans, including asthma. 


It begs the question: is there much difference between the people that currently run the world and the cockroach? Both are pests, both feed off humanity, both cause disease and suffering. And both can end up sucking the oxygen from our lungs. The only difference is that there is no malicious intent on the part of the insect variety - it’s just the way they are. And the impact of the cockroach is minimal by comparison.  


The same may not be said of the human variety that has instituted a corrupt system of ‘globalisation’. This system of US-led imperialism benefits state-corporate interests who have been able to manipulate the international system of trade and finance in their favour to shift capital around the globe at ease. Supported by militarism and secular theology masquerading as neo-liberal economic theory, the result has been big profits and environmental degradation, easy money and cheap labour, private gain and public havoc.


The food and pharmaceuticals/healthcare industries work hand in glove to sicken and treat us; ‘big oil’ works with agribusiness to impose a system of big-dam, water intensive chemical-industrial at the expense of environmental sustainability; from Syria to Pakistan, US militarism is implemented under on behalf of powerful corporations under the lie of ‘humanitarianism’ or the ‘war on terror’; and the profiteering nuclear energy and resource extraction industries are destroying democracy, robbing people of their land and putting environments in jeopardy in places like India, where a nation’s poorest people are considered ‘surplus to requirements’, an inconvenient truth, and are beaten, raped and disposed of because they are a barrier to corporate ‘progress’ - profit and greed.


Whole populations are lied to and deceived on behalf of rich corporate interests that have succeeded in hijacking the machineries of state and media for commercial gain. Democracy is corrupted, local economies are destroyed, debt and dependency is used to assert control, science is pressed into the service of a worldwide arms industry and fraudulent corporate activities and there is endless conflict over finite resources. 


The current system is ecologically destructive and relies on perpetual war and conflict. It is both socially divisive and unsustainable and is tied to an image of the world laid down by corrupt transnational corporations and translated into policy by the IMF, WTO, World Bank and national governments. 


Projects like Navdanya in India that seek to take the control of food and agriculture back from agribusiness, or the finer elements of successful policies in places like Cuba or Venezuela, are just some of the many examples from across the world that indicate how we could address the problems we currently face. 

However, from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and General Electric to Shell, Monsanto and others, there are those who seek to maintain the current system at all costs. We don't need them, but they will be difficult to get rid of. 

“Some cockroaches have been known to live up to three months without food and a month without water. They are even resilient enough to survive occasional freezing temperatures. This makes them difficult to eradicate once they have infested an area.” – Wikipedia
These cockroaches - the financiers, industrialists and corporate funded politicians, despise transparency - dislike democracy and hate anyone trying to hold them to genuine account. These are the criminals who have quite literally got away with murder with their illegal wars, indiscriminate use of drone attacks and exploitative economic policies.

It is the likes of Bush, Blair, Obama, Cheney, Rice and their profiteering arms dealing cronies, private ‘security’ contractors and corporate billionaire puppet masters who should be standing in the dock, not the likes of Manning or Assange. They should be made to pay for the millions of deaths they have caused.

“It (the Nuremberg tribunal) defines aggression as the supreme international crime, differing from other war crimes, and it encompasses all of the evil that follows. The US and British invasion of Iraq was a textbook example of aggression, which means that we were responsible for all the evil that followed. Serious conflict arose. It spread all over the region. In fact the region is being torn to shreds by this conflict. That’s part of the evil that follows…Take a look at the International criminal court (ICC) – black Africans or other people the West doesn’t like. Bush and Blair ought to be up there. There is no recent crime worse than the invasion of Iraq. Obama’s got to be there for the terror war... it’s just murder on executive whim” Noam Chomsky (1)
However, to achieve what Chomsky advocates would entail the victims of such crimes being made to sit in judgement over the perpetrators. The International Criminal Court, a criminal court in the starkest sense of the term, is based on the opposite principle. And that’s the reason for its existence.

Come to think of it, to call these perpetrators human cockroaches does our insect friends a gross disservice.


Note:




Youth power can fix Iran economy: Jalili

Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili says the next administration can fix the economic problems by involving the youth in the industrial and agricultural sectors. During...

‘US enshrouds Manning trial in secrecy’

The United States maintains a policy of secrecy on its trial of US Army whistleblower Bradley Manning, a peace activist says. Å“To constantly label every...

There is a War on Ordinary People and Feminists are Needed at the Front

As editor of the Daily Mail in 1970s and 80s, David English invented a newspaper for those urgently seeking membership of the English middle...

Susan Rice, Power and Empire

What comes close to an imperial formula, but pretends to be something else? President Barack Obama’s distillation of it, a version where violence is...

How the Pentagon Removes Entire Peoples

If we think at all about our government’s military depopulating territory that it desires, we usually think of the long-ago replacement of native Americans...

Justice Served in Afghanistan?

The New York Times recently reported that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will plead guilty to the murder of 16 Afghan civilians. It is believed...

Critics Blast Military Trial of WikiLeaks Whistleblower Manning

After a global outcry about his prosecution and alleged torture, whistleblower Bradley Manning (shown), an Army intelligence officer accused of “aiding the enemy” by...

Would-Be World’s Biggest Oil Merger Agreed at Bilderberg

Steve WatsonInfowars.comJune 6, 2013 Despite countless examples that prove the contrary, detractors, debunkers...

Pipelinistan

I have written on more than one occasion about the value of preaching and repeating to the choir on a regular basis. One of...

ILWU’s Northwest Grain Conflict

When Wisconsin state workers were courageously occupying the state capitol to protest Governor Scott Walker’s attack on their unions’ right to bargain, AFL-CIO president...

Samantha Power and the Weaponization of Human Rights

Yesterday Barack Obama nominated Samantha Power as UN Ambassador. This profile of Power by lawyer Chase Madar ran in CounterPunch on September 10, 2009. American...

Owner of dog killed in drug raid says police targeted wrong apartment

Gene Warnerbuffalonews.comJune 5, 2013 A West Side resident and Iraq War veteran with no criminal record...

The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: “Owning the Weather” for Military Use

Author’s Introductory Note Environmental modification techniques (ENMOD) for military use constitute, in the present context of global warfare, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Rarely acknowledged...

Obama: The Most Effective of Two Evils

Part I: “Cuban Democracy” versus “American Democracy” Arnold August is a political scientist, author and lecturer living in Montreal. He is the author of Democracy in Cuba and...

Russia Draws a “Red Line”: S-300, MiG 29s and MiG 31s for Syria

The recent commitment by Russia to honor a contract with Syria for the delivery of S-300 Surface to Air defense systems, considered to be...

Iran on par with big powers: Jalili

Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili addresses a gathering of people in the city of Varamin, Tehran Province, on June 5, 2013.Presidential candidate Saeed Jalili...

‘America is our worst enemy’: Pakistani victim of US drone strike speaks out

Drone strikes in Pakistan have killed 1,000 civilians, activists say, while the US maintains they only target terrorists. Victims of drone warfare and their families live in constant fear of another strike, and say they are “angry and want revenge.”

Are Conservatives Easier to Manipulate?

June 5, 2013  | ...

US spy org gets phone data in secret bid

US National Security Agency (NSA) is the world's largest spy organization.A top US spy agency has ordered one of the nationâ„¢s largest phone companies...

Classified documents reveal CIA drone strikes often killed unknown people

A review of classified US intelligence records has revealed that the CIA could not confirm the identity of about a quarter of the people...

Susan Rice and the Illusion of Change

<!--Eric Draitser-->Eric Draitser is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City and the founder of StopImperialism.com. ...

Speedy pace brings first week of Manning trial to an early end

The first week of WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning’s military trial wrapped up Wednesday, recessing until next week when the court-martial of the Army private...

Pentagon Blackout: “Large American Military Force” Deployed to Syrian Border

The catalyst for the next great war will likely occur somewhere in the middle east. The Americans know this. As do the Russians and the Chinese. And as with the last two ‘great wars,’ the groundwork is being laid well ahead of time.

A BRIEF FOR ANIMALS – Paul Craig Roberts

The article below is reprinted from CounterPunch, January 12, 2011. Since the article was first published, Washington has added the slaughter of Libyans, Yemeni, and Syrians along with that of wolves to its accomplishments. An addendum describes the wicked new “sport” of “canned hunting.” Hribal’s “Fear of the Animal Planet” A Brief for Animals by…

The post A BRIEF FOR ANIMALS — Paul Craig Roberts appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.

White House Shakeup: Susan Rice to National Security Advisor, Samantha Power to UN Ambassador

Susan Rice and Samantha PowerIn a foreign policy shakeup at the White House today, President Obama is set to name UN Ambassador Susan Rice...

Endangering Democracy: Manning’s ‘Secrets’ v. Over-classification

The U.S. government wants to lock away Pvt. Bradley Manning for life because he released hundreds of thousands of classified documents that he believes...

Studies in Intelligence: New Articles from The CIA’s In-House Journal

The Presidential ban against CIA assassinations of foreign leaders, first enacted in 1976, reflected both moral and practical reasons – including concerns about retaliation...

White House Shake Up: Susan Rice New National Security Advisor, Samantha Power New UN...

In a foreign policy shakeup at the White House today, President Obama is set to name UN Ambassador Susan Rice as his new National...

GOP Senator Inadvertently Explains Why Women Are Better Suited For Combat Than Men

On Tuesday, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) helpfully explained that young men are so hormonally driven that they can’t act rationally. Cursed with a “hormone level created by nature,” they are just wired to lose control of themselves and rape.

Bradley Manning Is Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy” – If the Enemy Is Democracy

Of all the charges against Bradley Manning, the most pernicious – and revealing – is “aiding the enemy.” A blogger at The New Yorker, Amy Davidson,...

London mosque burns down, arson feared over discovery of EDL ‘stamp’

A two-story Islamic center burned down overnight in north London in an incident being treated as possible arson. Rescuers found ‘EDL’ scrawled on the...

Syria has the Right to Peace and to Self-defense, Despite Western Claims

There can be little doubt that the lifting of the arms embargo to the armed insurgents and terrorist groups operating in Syria is one...

What Presidents Tell Our Students

In this season of college graduations, let us pause to remember the stirring words of America’s beloved scholar, George W. Bush, speaking in Florida...

What Our Presidents Tell our Young People

In this season of college graduations, let us pause to remember the stirring words of America’s beloved scholar, George W. Bush, speaking in Florida...

Istanbul Uprising

It seemed as if the world had entered the age of the austerity riots. And then Istanbul erupted. Let there be no mistake, Istanbul...

Manning Trial, Day Two: Power Points and Chat Logs

Witnesses in Bradley Manning’s trial yesterday testified about the hardware retrieved from Manning’s workstation and housing unit in Iraq, the process for examining forensics...

The Big Investment Firms Driving the Housing Market

Well, look who finally figured out that the “housing recovery” is a big, fat fraud? The New York Times, that’s who. Check out this clip...

The Deadly US Base on Diego Garcia

The largest criminal organizations in the world are governments. The bigger they are, the more capable of perpetrating atrocities. Not only do they obtain...

‘US whistleblower Manning trial unfair’

The trial of US Army whistleblower Private Bradley Manning has failed to follow protocols of an honest courtroom examination, a former US intelligence linguist...

MSNBC Aligns With Objectives of the State

<!]>Celebrated liberal news outlet MSNBC has made some new hires, a couple weeks ago one of them being Mother Jones blogger Adam Serwer. According...
:)