(ActivistPost) – The analysis below explains why all empires and “Imperial Style” governments have failed throughout history, and why our Empire-USA faces the same fate. The only question is whether the people and government of the USA have the wisdom and will to engage in a “Managed Decline” by terminating the empire and imperial conduct on their own schedule, rather than by chaotic crash of the US Dollar, economy, and lifestyle. Take notice of the “Solutions” section in Part C below. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities of Israel in the U.S. The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. They suggest Israel has been trying to shape media coverage of issues it regards as important. You can download the files from the web-site of the Institute for Research on Middle Eastern policy. And we can cross to Washington now and talk to Grant F. Smith who is a director at that Institute. Continue reading →
(Telegraph) – A decision to rescind endorsement of the drug would reignite the highly charged debate over US health care reform and how much the state should spend on new and expensive treatments.
Avastin, the world’s best selling cancer drug, is primarily used to treat colon cancer and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008 for use on women with breast cancer that has spread.
It costs $8,000 (£5,000) a month and is given to about 17,500 women in the US a year. The drug was initially approved after a study found that, by preventing blood flow to tumours, it extended the amount of time until the disease worsened by more than five months. However, two new studies have shown that the drug may not even extend life by an extra month. Read entire article
(PressTV) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the US is the main sponsor of terrorism and that it tries to cover up this fact by leveling accusations against other countries.
The US State Department in its annual report released on Aug. 5, 2010 accused Iran of supporting terrorism.
Ramin Mehmanparast on Monday rejected the State Department report and said, “Examples of US actions show that this country has been the biggest sponsor of terrorism over the past three decades but by leveling baseless accusations against other states it attempts to cover up its own actions.” Continue reading →
(RussiaToday) – As the economy has not rebounded and jobs continue to be scarce around the country, many US citizens are renouncing their citizenship and moving abroad. Mike Golguski says that the United States is the largest criminal in the world and he didn’t want to be a part of it. He also says that he is not anti-American but is anti-US government. Continue reading →
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REPOST – (CorbettReport) – May 4 – Renowned poet and political analyst Peter Dale Scott joins The Corbett Report to discuss the deep history of the drug trade and its connections to the financial industry and intelligence agencies. Continue reading →
(PalestineTel) – Unfortunately for some decades now the past Presidents and key members of the US Government have been on one continuous war footing. They have embarked on an extremely aggressive foreign policy and taken over the role of policing the world in place of the United Nations. It is clearly evident that as far as the United States is concern you had better “Do as I say or else.”
This aggressiveness is so advanced it is no longer possible to negotiate with them on a fair and balanced playing field. This policy is not only confined to the US but also extends over in the UK, France, Germany and Israel which has basically made each of their leaders and respective governments very unpopular with the people.
It is a known fact that when a leader or government reaches an all time low it is time to assert your authority, spread fear or mass hysteria amongst your populations and then take your country to war, all of which in on false pretenses. Read More Here
(Infowars) – The British Independent featured an AP article last Saturday, detailing suspicions that health officials in the Republic of Uzbekistan are widely involved in involuntary sterilization-practices. At first glance, the story may seem wild and baseless. Nothing however is further from the truth.
The AP-reporter spoke with a 24-year old housewife named Saodat Rakhimbayeva, an extremely brave woman who tells a heart-wrenching tale of state-sponsored eugenics in her home country of Uzbekistan. After giving birth to a premature boy, she had to witness her son dying just three days later. Continue reading →
(KansasCity) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that the U.S. is a “dictatorship” as it tries to control world affairs.
Ahmadinejad made the comments Wednesday night during a speech at the Iranian Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. He is in Nigeria for a summit of an organization known as the D-8, or the Developing Eight nations.
In full, Ahmadinejad says the U.S. is “the self-proclaimed leader, and everybody should know that a self-proclaimed leadership is (a) dictatorship. I am going to say, on behalf of you, that the years of dictatorship are over.”
Nigeria, a nation of 150 million people, is split between Christians and Muslims. A large crowd of Muslims filled the embassy for the speech. – Source: Kansas City
(BeYourOwnLeader) – The Arctic has been the subject of dispute between Canada, Denmark, the U.S., Russia and Norway with each country taking steps to expand their scientific research and military presence. Its vast untapped oil, natural gas and mineral resources represent a tremendous economic potential, but control of the region is also important from a strategic standpoint. Increased cooperation and military integration could be used to further secure interests in the area. Canada and Denmark recently signed an agreement which will promote defence and security collaboration in the Arctic. In August, Canadian Forces operations in the far North will include Danish and American participation. There are also calls for U.S.-Canada joint security of North America’s Arctic waters and skies. Continue reading →
(PressTV) – The US, the self-proclaimed protector of human rights, has failed to vote in favor of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) at the UN, Kenneth Deer, the representative of US and Canada Mohawk Indians, said that Washington had refrained from recognizing the UN declaration on indigenous rights.
Deer described the conditions of the Indians living in the US and Canada as catastrophic, saying that they enjoy the minimum life requirements. Continue reading →
(WarIsACrime) – Witness Against Torture: Why We Must Act – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Media Disinformation: The Demonization of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez
“We were always cautious about the triumph of President Obama. Early on, we began to take note of the truth, that the empire is here, alive and more threatening than ever.”- Hugo Chavez Frias Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Obama Fires McChrystal, Selects Petraeus to Oversee Forever War in Afghanistan
Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal today and replaced him with the globalist General David Petraeus. Obama said McChrystal’s actions undermined civilian control of the military and asked the Senate to confirm Petraeus immediately. Video Link Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: General McChrystal’s Burning Contempt for the Puppet Obama
The farce that is the war in Afghanistan is coming apart at the seams. General Stanley McChrystal’s sharp comments about Obama, Biden, and the administration published by Rolling Stone are not so much about disrespect, as the script-reading corporate media talking heads would have it, but rather about a policy in disarray in Afghanistan. Video Link Here
(Haaretz) – Netanyahu: Israel’s legitimacy is under attack
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel’s legitimacy is being attacked, during a Knesset discussion on Israel’s collapsing international status. “We know that the attacks on Israel are threatening its existence, since we constantly hear people saying ‘go back to Poland or Morocco’. They are essentially telling us to dismantle the Zionist enterprise.” Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Israel Vows To Tighten Gaza Blockade – U.S. Media Reports Blockade Eased – Read More Here
(NewsMax) – Ex-Mossad Chief: Strike Iran Now
Israel should launch a pre-emptive strike to prevent arch-foe Iran from going nuclear, a former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency said on Monday. “I am of the opinion that, since there is an ongoing war, since the threat is permanent, since the intention of the enemy in this case is to annihilate you, the right doctrine is one of pre-emption and not of retaliation,” Shabtai Shavit told a conference. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Paul Craig Roberts – “Everyone in Washington is a prostitute”
Controversial comments made in “Rolling Stone” magazine have landed General Stanley McChrystal in hot water. In the interview, McChrystal made what is being described as a derogatory comment, which may lead to his resignation. Paul Craig Roberts says that this shows how insecure people in the United States government are. Video Link Here
(YNet) – Iranian flotilla to set sail on Sunday
Day after announcing delay, Iranian Red Crescent spokesman says ‘Children of Gaza’ ship will depart for Strip next week. Vessel to carry 10 individuals, food, medicine, as well as dolls, clothing donated by Iranian citizens Read More Here
(DowJones) – Treasury Levey: US, Allies Must Go Beyond UN Sanctions To Pressure Iran
The U.S. and other countries should explore what economic measures can be taken beyond the recent United Nations sanctions to force Iran to abandon its nuclear program, a senior Treasury official said Tuesday.
Stuart Levey, undersecretary for terrorism and international financial intelligence, said the fourth round of sanctions marked an “inflection point” … – Source: WSJ
(WorthyNews) – Iran Warns Of Military Strike As U.S., Israeli Warships Cross Suez
Iran has warned of a military confrontation with Israel and the United States after at least eleven American warships, including an aircraft carrier, and an Israeli vessel passed through the Suez Canal, the largest fleet of ships to cross the volatile, strategic waterway, in recent years.
“We warn the U.S. and certain adventurist countries that if they are tempted to inspect Iranian air and ship cargoes, we will take tough action against their ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman”, said Ali Larijani, the Iranian parliamentary speaker in comments obtained by Worthy News Sunday, June 20. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: US taxpayers ‘funding’ Afghan Warlords
U.S. taxpayers’ dollars are finding their way in to the pockets of the Taliban. That’s according to a new congressional investigation about the military’s use of Afghan security firms to ensure the safe passage of supply convoys. Almost without fail: if the U.S. doesn’t pay up, the convoy gets attacked. Continue reading →
In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of Oliver North, the American public got a glimpse of “highly sensitive” emergency planning North had been involved in. Ostensibly these were emergency plans to suspend the American constitution in the event of a nuclear attack (a legitimate concern). But press accounts alleged that the planning was for a more generalized suspension of the constitution.
As part of its routine Iran-contra coverage, the following exchange was printed in the New York Times, but without journalistic comment or follow-up: Continue reading →
(ABC) – COPS: Times Square Car Bomber Got the Wrong Fertilizer
The would-be car-bomber who left an SUV loaded with propane and gas cans, fireworks and timing devices on a Times Square street also had more than 100 pounds of fertilizer, but not the kind that would explode, police said today. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – The Fizzle Bomb and New York’s High-tech “Security Network”
The Police Department has been planning a high-tech security network for Midtown Manhattan involving surveillance cameras, license plate readers and chemical sensors, although it was not clear whether it could have prevented the attempted car bombing in Times Square on Saturday night. Read More Here
(CBS) – Bloomberg: “No Evidence” Anyone Else Involved – Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: Bloomberg Smears Anti-Obamacare Activists As Terrorists
New York Mayor implies Tea Party conservatives behind Times Square car bombing despite arrest of Pakistani man authorities had been tracking as prime suspect for two days Read More Here
(PoliticallyIllustrated) – Faisal Shahzad Arrested for Times Square Bombing
Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the failed bombing in Times Square, according to popular reports. Read More Here
(ABC) – Video: Pakistan Taliban Promises Multiple Bombing In US Cities Soon! – May 03, 2010 – Video Link Here
(Fox) – Video: Time Square Car Bomber NOT Lone Wolf! – May 3, 2010 – View Video Here
(AP) – Video: Holder – Suspect in Custody in Times Sq. Attack
Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed Tuesday morning that authorities have taken a suspect in custody in connection to Saturday’s failed attack in Times Square. Holder identified the New York bomb suspect as Faisal Shahzad. Continue reading →
See Also: (AP) – Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don’t trust Washington – Read More Here
(AFP) – Nearly one out of three Americans view the US government as a “major threat” to their freedoms, and four out of five say they don’t trust Washington to solve their problems, according to a new poll out Monday.
Just 19 percent say they are “basically content” with the federal government, against 56 percent who say they are “frustrated” and 21 percent who describe themselves as “angry,” the Pew Research Center survey found. Continue reading →
(GlobalResearch) – Here is a shocking statistic that you won’t hear in most western news media: over the past nine years, more US military personnel have taken their own lives than have died in action in either the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. These are official figures from the US Department of Defence, yet somehow they have not been deemed newsworthy to report. Last year alone, more than 330 serving members of the US armed forces committed suicide – more than the 320 killed in Afghanistan and the 150 who fell in Iraq (see wsws.org). Continue reading →
(Infowars) – According to declassified documents released by the National Security Archive today, former secretary of state and longtime Bilderberger Henry Kissinger rescinded instructions that would have prevented one of the worst terrorist attacks on US soil before September 11, 2001, from occurring. Continue reading →
On Monday, April 5, Wikileaks.org posted video footage from Iraq, taken from a US military Apache helicopter in July 2007 as soldiers aboard it killed 12 people and wounded two children. The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency: photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh. Continue reading →
(GlobalResearch) – The accidental discovery of mass graves outside in Colombia has raised questions about the victims and what role the US might have played. Mass graves have been found in Columbia, and while the army has claimed responsibility for the bodies, many questions surround the site. Continue reading →
(Uruknet) – At 46, each year of misery seems to have etched new wrinkles around Tran Thanh Dung’s angry gaze.
When he was child in the early 1970s, Tran says he witnessed U.S. soldiers shoot his parents — both of whom were communist Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. Bent on revenge, he joined the guerrilla group within hours.
To this day, Tran weeps over the memories of bloodshed and the hellish cries of his dying friends. But one bizarre memory will haunt him forever. “The American airplanes came right toward me and dropped a mist in the jungle, and the next day, the trees were dead,” he recalled. “We weren’t scared. We were confused.”
Thanks to that experience, his son has been unable to walk since birth. Continue reading →
(JBS) – After terrorist conspirator and “former” U.S. government agent David Coleman Headley received promises of leniency and extradition protection from American prosecutors for his role in the 2008 Mumbai massacre, speculation about his true masters was set ablaze as outrage erupted across India.
Headley — a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent and the son of a Pakistani diplomat — pled guilty to various criminal charges on March 18 in connection with his terrorist activities in India, Pakistan and Denmark. He is reportedly “cooperating” with investigators. Continue reading →
(RawStory) – Whistleblower site demands that US ’stop spying’ on its operations
In an extraordinary editorial, the whistleblower site WikiLeaks has demanded that the United States “stop spying” on its operations. Read More Here
(Salon) – The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters
A newly leaked CIA report prepared earlier this month (.pdf) analyzes how the U.S. Government can best manipulate public opinion in Germany and France — in order to ensure that those countries continue to fight in Afghanistan. The Report celebrates the fact that the governments of those two nations continue to fight the war in defiance of overwhelming public opinion which opposes it — so much for all the recent veneration of “consent of the governed” — and it notes that this is possible due to lack of interest among their citizenry: “Public Apathy Enables Leaders to Ignore Voters,” proclaims the title of one section. Read More Here
(RawStory) – WikiLeaks to Release Video of Civilians, Journalists Being Murdered in Airstrike
Whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks is planning to release a video that reveals what it’s calling a Pentagon “cover-up” of an incident in which numerous civilians and journalists were murdered in an airstrike, according to a recent media advisory. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – It couldn’t have happened to a nicer country. On March 18, with very little pomp and circumstance, president Obama passed the most recent stimulus act, the $17.5 billion Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (H.R. 2487), brilliantly goalseeked by the administration’s millionaire cronies to abbreviate as HIRE. As it was merely the latest in an endless stream of acts destined to expand the government payroll to infinity, nobody cared about it, or actually read it. Because if anyone had read it, the act would have been known as the Capital Controls Act, as one of the lesser, but infinitely more important provisions on page 27, known as Offset Provisions – Subtitle A—Foreign Account Tax Compliance, institutes just that. In brief, the Provision requires that foreign banks not only withhold 30% of all outgoing capital flows (likely remitting the collection promptly back to the US Treasury) but also disclose the full details of non-exempt account-holders to the US and the IRS. And should this provision be deemed illegal by a given foreign nation’s domestic laws (think Switzerland), well the foreign financial institution is required to close the account. It’s the law. If you thought you could move your capital to the non-sequestration safety of non-US financial institutions, sorry you lose – the law now says so. Capital Controls are now here and are now fully enforced by the law.
Let’s parse through the just passed law, which has been mentioned by exactly zero mainstream media outlets.
The Pentagon has been accused of spying on a whistleblower website that specialises in leaking top secret documents. The US Army has already labeled the website as a security threat. Now Wikileaks – which won Amnesty Internationals news media award last year – has issued a statement claiming its editors are being investigated: WikiLeaks is currently under an aggressive US and Icelandic surveillance operation, – the claim published on Tweeter said. Continue reading →
Rick Rozoff says that the US and NATO are tightening the military noose around Iran. The United States has made many moves, including placing land-and sea-based interceptor missiles in the Mediterranean. In addition, NATO has increasingly been deploying its deputy secretary to the United Arab Emirates, possibly to lay the groundwork for a military strike against Iran. Continue reading →
(Examiner) – Look Your Victims in the Eyes: This is Iran, These are Iranians to be Killed in the Next US War
‘If you don’t already know that claims for war with Iran are all provable and absolute lies, start here. Read More Here
(Aljazeera) – Video: Putting a price on Afghan life
In Afghanistan, if foreign troops kill an innocent civilian by accident, families may receive compensations of around $2,500. Video Link Here
(Pravda) – U.S. Iran Sneak Attack?
It has been revealed that hundreds of powerful U.S. “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California in the U.S. to the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in preparation for a possible attack on Iran. Although Diego Garcia is part of British Indian Ocean Territory, it is used by the US as a military base under an agreement made in 1971. The agreement led to 2,000 native islanders being forcibly evicted to the Seychelles and Mauritius. Read More Here
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Recent exposés revealing that Ethan Bronner, the New York Times Israel-Palestine bureau chief, has a son in the Israeli military have caused a storm of controversy that continues to swirl and generate further revelations. Continue reading →
(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 →
(PaulWatson) – While the U.S. government and federal authorities busy themselves targeting American citizens as domestic terrorists, it seems they couldn’t care less about the fact that the military of a foreign power is flying around American airspace with wanton abandon. Continue reading →
$3 to $5 trillion in long-term costs to American taxpayers. That’s $30,000 to $50,000 per US household of $50,000 annual income. If your household makes more than $50,000 per year, do the math to understand your personal obligation to pay for these long-term costs based on known lies.
And now the US threatens nuclear war with Iran based in known lies:
(AsianNewsInternational) – The Obama Administration has no count of Americans training overseas with Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups, but is gathering information with Pakistan and other governments to identify and locate people holding US passports who are receiving terrorist training then legally returning to commit violent acts, according to a top US diplomat. Continue reading →
(Examiner) – Smedley Butler (and here) was the most honored man in Marine Corps history. He wrote and spoke that the purpose of US wars is millions and billions in profits for America’s leading “bankers, industrialists, and speculators.” War is a “racket:” a deception whereby its purpose of blood money from American taxpayers to “insiders” is always disguised as noble and necessary ventures to keep Americans propagandized into paying again and again. Continue reading →