Obama lies to CBS on Iran nuclear evidence; CBS publishes lies in conspiracy for unlawful war

(Examiner) – Based on the history of lies preceding the unlawful US armed attack and invasion of Iraq (explained verbally here), Americans have little time to stop a lie-based US armed attack of Iran. Official US policy allows first-strike use of nuclear weapons based upon these lies. Continue reading

Tony-gate: Blair Strikes Oil in Iraq

(InformationClearingHouse) – Here in the States when someone mentions “UI,” most of us think of Unemployment Insurance, but not former UK prime minister Tony Blair.

Late last week came word of a major scandal from the UK Daily Mail. In the three years since he stepped down as prime minister, Blair pocketed more than $30 million in oil revenues from his secret dealings with a South Korean oil consortium, UI Energy Corporation. Despite all his best efforts to keep his connection to UI secret, word is spreading like wildfire throughout the U.K. Continue reading

Leaked CIA Report: “Public Apathy Enables Leaders To Ignore Voters” In Waging Endless Wars

(WashingtonsBlog) – A leaked CIA report says:

Public apathy enables leaders to ignore voters.

The report is discussing apathy among the French and German people to their countries’ involvement in the war in Afghanistan, but the same is true to the apathy of Americans towards the Iraq and other wars as well. Read More Here

ObamaCare

(Bloomberg) – Obamacare Taxes Begin Immediately

Indoor tanning salons will charge customers a 10 percent tax beginning today in just one of the changes Americans will see as a result of the U.S. health-care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama. Read More Here

(WJR) – Video: Rep. Dingell Admits Obamacare Will Eventually “Control the People”

“It takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps… to control the people.” – Video Link Here

(CNBC) – Health Care Law Signals US Empire Decline?

The passage of the health care law shows that the US empire is declining because it illustrates the fact that people expect the state to take care of them, David Murrin, the co-founder of Emergent Asset Management hedge fund manager, told CNBC. Read More Here

(NewsWithViews) – It Has Nothing to Do With Healthcare

We know the Obama healthcare overhaul has nothing to do with healthcare. It’s all about control, and specifically population control. In 1973, the supreme court found for Roe in an unbelievable 7 to 2 decision that abortion was legal. Since then 50 million babies have been murdered in their mother’s wombs in the United States of America, where LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is promised in the Declaration of Independence. Read More Here

(FascistSoup) – Healthcare Bill Exempts Congress And Staff

This is so outrageous I’m fairly speechless. Read More Here

(WashingtonExaminer) – Obamacare a Boon For Pharmaceutical Crooks

Obama gives sugar plums to the special interests – Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Health-Care Overhaul Changes to Start Taking Effect This Year

Indoor tanning salons will charge customers a 10 percent tax beginning today in just one of the changes Americans will see as a result of the U.S. health-care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama. Read More Here

(C4L) – Dr. Leviathan Will See You Now

Owing entirely to the visionary compassion of the Dear Leader and his party, the same regime that has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans, that poured trillions of dollars into the coffers of Wall Street kleptocrats, that brought its unique healing touch to victims of the post-Katrina disaster in New Orleans, and that routinely commits similar acts of divine charity, will now relieve you of the burden of making your own health care decisions. Read More Here

(AP) – Health care timeline – Read More Here

(RevolutionaryPolitics) – Backroom Deals In the Democrats Health Care Takeover – Read More Here

Depleted Uranium: A War Crime Within a War Crime

(Uruknet) – As if destroying a country and its culture ain’t bad enough, how about destroying its future, its children? I want to scream it from the rooftops! We are complicit in crimes of such enormity that I find it difficult to find the words to describe how I feel about this crime committed in my name! In the name of the ‘civilized’ world? Continue reading

MSM: Revealed – Tony Blair’s secret oil links to Middle East

(Standard) – Tony Blair’s secret links to Gulf oil giants were revealed today as fresh details emerged of his “carte blanche” support for George Bush’s Iraq war. Read More Here

The New ‘Forgotten’ War: Iraq Occupation Falls Into Media Shadows – Dahr Jamail

“The Western world that slaughtered Iraq and Iraqis, through 13 years of sanctions and seven years of occupation, is now turning its back on the victims. What has remained of Iraq is still being devastated by bombings, assassinations, corruption, millions of evictions and continued infrastructure destruction. Yet the world that caused all this is trying to draw a rosy picture of the situation in Iraq.”
-Maki Al-Nazzal, Iraqi political analyst
As Afghanistan has taken center stage in U.S. corporate media, with President Barack Obama announcing two major escalations of the war in recent months, the U.S. occupation of Iraq has fallen into the media shadows. Continue reading

How the US Occupation of Iraq Destroy and Undermine Women’s Rights – Dahr Jamail and Abdu Rahman

(IPSNews) – Under Saddam Hussein, women in government got a year’s maternity leave; that is now cut to six months. Under the Personal Status Law in force since Jul. 14, 1958, when Iraqis overthrew the British-installed monarchy, Iraqi women had most of the rights that Western women do.

Now they have Article 2 of the Constitution: “Islam is the official religion of the state and is a basic source of legislation.” Sub-head A says “No law can be passed that contradicts the undisputed rules of Islam.” Under this Article the interpretation of women’s rights is left to religious leaders – and many of them are under Iranian influence. Continue reading

MSM: Iran warns neighbors over U.S. presence in the Gulf

(Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Gulf countries on Thursday against the U.S. presence in the region, saying Washington aimed to dominate their energy resources in the name of fighting terrorism. Continue reading

US, UK, NATO and Israeli Weapons Cause Genocide

(PoliticalTheatrics) – I feel intensely sick deep inside to receive regular stories or reports on the terrible aftermath of deaths and gross deformities as a result of weapons containing not only uranium components but also other carcinogenic components. Continue reading

Washington Post Omits Fact That Saddam’s Nuke Salesman Was Protected By U.S. Government

(PaulWatson) – Whitewash fails to mention that deal to build nuclear bomb was offered by the Bush administration’s favorite peddler of weapons of mass destruction Continue reading

Video: The Daily Show with John Stewart – Arabian Rights

(March 8, 2010) – There are so many people John Oliver wants to thank for the success of the Iraq invasion Video Link Here

World War

(GlobalResearch) – US-NATO versus Russia: Towards a Regional War in the Caucasus?

Georgia is eager for another war, but there are other fires there which refuse to die — Russia’s battles with terrorism and separatists and Azerbaijan’s bleeding wound in ethnic Armenian Nagorno Karabakh. Read More Here

(RickRozoff) – Decade Of The Drone: America’s Aerial Assassins

2010 is the tenth and deadliest year in Washington’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for targeted assassinations and untargeted “collateral damage.” Read More Here

(TomDispatch) – The New Jim Crow – How the War on Drugs Gave Birth to a Permanent American Undercaste

Ever since Barack Obama lifted his right hand and took his oath of office, pledging to serve the United States as its 44th president, ordinary people and their leaders around the globe have been celebrating our nation’s “triumph over race.” Obama’s election has been touted as the final nail in the coffin of Jim Crow, the bookend placed on the history of racial caste in America. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Video: Breaking Iraq: Who Benefits? – An Interview With Dr. Dahlia Wasf

Who benefits from invading and occupying Iraq? Are Americans defending U.S. national security, or the security of our colonial outpost in the Arab World? View Video Here

(JPost) – Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran ‘4-8 Weeks Left for Diplomacy on Iran’

Four to eight weeks remain to test the option of diplomatic engagement as means of stopping Iran’s nuclear program before sanctions will likely be imposed, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon told an audience of foreign military officers and government officials in Herzliya on Monday. Read More Here

Video: Anthony Lawson Demolishes Gordon Brown Iraq ‘Evidence’

With Anthony Lawson around who needs the Chilcot Inquiry? The art of questioning performed here by Lawson is not presented at the Iraq Inquiry. In Britain 2010, war criminals are yet to be challenged. Continue reading

MSM: The curse of Fallujah: Women warned not to have babies because of rise in birth defects since U.S. assault

(DailyMail) – A high number of children are being born with birth defects in an Iraqi city where U.S. forces may have used chemical weapons during a fierce battle in 2004.

Children in Fallujah are being born with limb, head, heart and nervous system defects. There is even a claim that a baby was born with three heads.

The number of heart defects among newborn babies is said to be 13 times higher than the rate in Europe. Read More Here

Video: Birth defects rise reported by Fallujah doctors

(BBC) – Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the US after the Iraq invasion. Video Link Here

Video: Barney Frank Demands Bernanke Probe Fed Involvement In Watergate Scandal And Iraq Arms Sales Following Ron Paul Questioning

(ZeroHedge) – A week ago Ron Paul asked Ben Bernanke a series of questions, which the Chairman and pundits immediately dismissed as “bizarre” and an indication that the potential presidential candidate has finally lost it (among these was a very nuanced question whether or not the Fed is buying sovereign debt, something which Bernanke disclosed in 2002 is a distinct possibility and an action the Fed is permitted to do). Chief among these were queries arising from the work of U of T professor Robert Auerbach, and specifically his book “Deception and Abuse at the Fed” (not available on Kindle), which seek information on whether the Fed was involved in the Watergate scandal and, subsequently, in Iraqi weapons purchases. Continue reading

Rove Admits Bogus Iraq WMD Led to Invasion

(PoliticsDaily) – Karl Rove, the White House adviser whom George W. Bush called his political “architect,” admits in a new memoir that the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq severely damaged the Bush presidency — and he suggests the war might not have occurred had Bush actually known the truth. Continue reading

Professor Auerbach Provides More Evidence of Fed’s Coverup Regarding Watergate and Iraq

(WashingtonsBlog) – Editor’s note: More evidence of criminal behavior. Fire Bernanke and End the Fed!

Professor Robert Auerbach was kind enough to send me an email to let me know that Ron Paul read the following letter written by Auerbach into the Congressional record today Continue reading

Video: Paul, Bernanke, Waxman and $12 Billion in Cash Squandered

(KurtNimmo) – On February 24, Rep. Ron Paul asked Fed mob boss Ben Bernanke about $12 billion in cash. Paul said “a lot of cash was passed through — and a lot of people suppose it was passed through the Federal Reserve — when there was a provisional government [in Iraq] after the 2003 invasion. That money was not appropriated by the Congress as required by law.” Continue reading

Conquest and Censorship

(GlobalResearch) – After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror’s army buried its fallen comrades, but left the corpses of the English defenders to rot in the fields where they lay.
Such is the brutal nature of war: the victor inflicts all manner of suffering and humiliation on the vanquished. Continue reading

Kidnapping & Trading in Iraqi Children…

(Uruknet) – While quite a bit of a fuss was raised regarding the kidnapping, smuggling and tafficking in Haitian children and rightly so, the same can’t be said about the fate of Iraqi children.

I have already written several posts about this new lucrative business in Iraq, that of the kidnapping, trafficking and trading of children, and I am always aghast to see that no media or organization for the protection of children, like the famous UNICEF or Save the Child or OXFAM or anyone else, has given enough attention and dedicated effort to denounce and stop this tragedy… Continue reading

Impending Explosion: U.S. Intensifies Threats To Russia And Iran – Rick Rozoff

(StopNato) – Washington and its NATO allies launched two of the three major wars in the world over the past eleven years in March – against Yugoslavia in 1999 and against Iraq in 2003. The war drums are being pounded anew and the world may be headed for a catastrophe far worse than those in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Continue reading

“Mass Casualties”: The Dark Underbelly of Occupation, an Army Medic’s Account – Dahr Jamail

“Look around,” the drill sergeant said. “In a few years, or even a few months, several of you will be dead. Some of you will be severely wounded or so badly mutilated that your own mother can’t stand the sight of you. And for the real unlucky ones, you will come home so emotionally disfigured that you wish you had died over there.”
“It was Week 7 of basic training … eighteen years old and I was preparing myself to die,” said Michael Anthony in “Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception and Dishonor in Iraq.”
(Truthout) – The book is more than a simple memoir about a difficult experience. It is an insider’s scathing testimony of an ongoing illegal and unethical military action in a distant, once-sovereign state, by the US. Perhaps, this fresh account will raise some outcry over an issue that has all but dropped out of the American public’s radar. Continue reading

Will Obama’s Record War Budget Lead to a US Victory in Afghanistan? Don’t Bet On it!

(GlobalResearch) – President Barack Obama has increased the Pentagon’s perennially-bloated annual spending spree to its greatest magnitude since World War II $708 billion. Congress eventually will overwhelmingly approve Obama’s war budget request for fiscal year 2011, which takes effect in October. Continue reading

Obama, the war president – Helen Thomas

(TimesUnion) – President Barack Obama does have a foreign policy. It’s called war.
The President has not defined any real difference between his hawkish approach to international issues and that of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush.
Where’s the change we can believe in? Continue reading

World War

(YNet) – Mashaal: Next war will span entire Mideast

Exiled Hamas leader tells Al-Hayat newspaper, ‘If war breaks out with Israel, it will not only damage Gaza, but the entire region’; accuses ‘extremist leadership’ of Netanyahu, Barak and Lieberman of fanning tensions with Lebanon, Syria Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (CBSNews) – Iraq: No Evidence Iran Is Arming Shiites (May 14, 2008)

A top Iraqi official said Sunday there was no “conclusive” evidence that Shiite extremists have been directly supplied with some Iranian arms as alleged by the United States. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (Fox) – Gen. Pace: No Evidence Iran Directly Arming Insurgents in Iraq (Feb 13, 2007)

The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday the discovery that roadside bombs in Iraq contained material made in Iran does not necessarily mean the Iranian government was involved in supplying insurgents. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (IPS) – Where Are Those Iranian Weapons in Iraq? (May 21, 2008)

The U.S. military command in Iraq continues to talk about an alleged pipeline of Iranian weapons to Iraqi Shiites opposing the U.S. occupation, implying that they have become dependent on Iran for indirect-fire weapons and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs). Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel not able to attack Iran, ex-IDF chief says

Former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Dan Halutz says Tel Aviv is not able to launch a preemptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Clinton to visit PG with another anti-Iran agenda

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit a number of Persian Gulf states later this week with the chief aim of rallying more Arab pressure against Iran. Read More Here

The Evil of Sanctions

(FreedomDaily) – When strong governments wish to impose their will on weaker regimes, they often resort to sanctions. The effects have included the death or debilitation of millions of innocent people. Two good examples are Cuba, on which draconian U.S. sanctions have been enforced since 1960, and Iraq, where brutal sanctions were enforced from 1990 to 2003. Continue reading

MSM: Iraq Orders Blackwater/XE Guards Out In One Week

(APNews) – Iraq has ordered hundreds of private security guards linked to Blackwater Worldwide to leave the country within seven days or face possible arrest on visa violations, the interior minister said Wednesday. Continue reading

Why The Oscars Are A Con – John Pilger

Why are so many films so bad? This year’s Oscar nominations are a parade of propaganda, stereotypes and downright dishonesty. The dominant theme is as old as Hollywood: America’s divine right to invade other societies, steal their history and occupy our memory. When will directors and writers behave like artists and not pimps for a world view devoted to control and destruction? Continue reading

MSM: Mossad murdered 530 Iraqi scientists – The Plight of Iraqi Academics

(Aljazeera) – 9/5/06 – Assassinations of Iraq academics in Iraq never existed prior to April 2003.
Numerous reports for many months have stated that with collaboration from American occupation forces, Israels espionage apparatus, Mossad, slaughtered at least 530 Iraqi scientists and academic professors. Continue reading

MSM: Memo ‘shows Blair Iraq war deal with Bush’

(BBC) – The leader of Plaid Cymru’s MPs has said he has a memo showing Tony Blair and George Bush struck a secret deal to invade Iraq a year before the 2003 war. Continue reading

MSM: “Liberated” Iraq Imposes Draconian Media Censorship

(Reuters) – Battling what it says are broadcasts that incite sectarian violence, Iraq wants to impose new restrictions on the media that critics say could bring back draconian censorship last seen under Saddam Hussein. Continue reading

MSM: The lessons of Iraq have been ignored. The target is now Iran

(Guardian) – The US military buildup in the Gulf and Blair’s promotion of war against Tehran are a warning of yet another catastrophe Continue reading

Children Prisoners of the U.S. War of Terror

(Uruknet) – Many people in this country are aware of the atrocious conditions and treatment of adult prisoners in the U.S. war of terror. These prisoners have been held at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Bagram, and other hellholes run by the U.S. But few are aware that thousands of children have also been taken by the U.S. and its allies in this war of terror. Continue reading

Video: US Army Imprisons Iraq War Veteran Over Song – Dahr Jamail

Army Specialist and Iraq war veteran Marc Hall was incarcerated by the US Army on December 11, 2009, in Liberty County Jail, Georgia, for recording a song that expresses his anger over the Army’s stop-loss policy. Continue reading

Two analogies for everyone to understand how US wars in Iraq and Iran are unlawful

(Examiner) – Laws are meant to be perfectly clear and followed; especially those to save human beings from the scourge of war. The UN Charter are those laws, fortified with treaty status that under the US Constitution puts the Charter equal in authority to US law. The problem is that when political “leadership” of both parties want war, and then engage their propaganda minions in corporate media disclosed in the 1975 Church Senate Committee as “Operation Mockingbird,” Americans can easily be dis-informed. After all, Americans witness few wars and not many of us study the UN Charter to clearly understand lawful and unlawful wars. Continue reading

Plan to oust Saddam drawn up two years before the invasion – Michael Savage

A secret plan to foster an internal coup against Saddam Hussein was drawn up by the Government two years before the invasion of Iraq, The Independent can reveal. Read More Here

Video: Generation Kill – Iraq

(2007) – What happens when those who’ve grown up on Hollywood war movies and graphic video games are sent to the frontline?
“It’s the ultimate rush — you’re going into the fight with a good song playing in the background,” states one soldier. This is a war fought by the first playstation generation. As Rolling Stones journalist Evan Wright explains: “One thing about them is they kill very well in Iraq.” Continue reading