See Also: (RFERL) – Russian Scholar Warns Of ‘Secret’ U.S. Climate Change Weapon – Read More Here
“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exits” — J. Edgar Hoover
(ActivistPost) – The weather forces of Earth are volatile indeed. Even in the human era we have passed through cataclysmic times of both fire and ice, destruction and rebirth; recorded throughout the world in legends and religious texts. Are the current weather events part of that natural wave pattern of upheaval and stability, man-made global warming, a cyclical eruption of the sun, or are there clear manufactured patterns emerging?
The HAARP project has been shrouded in secrecy and speculation since its inception. Despite recent high-profile attempts to access its inner workings, only more questions continue to emerge. Conclusions about its operational capacity are those that have caused a drift toward “conspiracy theory.” Defense operations have quite a history of harebrained boondoggle schemes that never become operational. However, weather modification (and weaponization) has been consistently discussed and researched by the military and the Elite to a level that indicates there is something worth pursuing. Let us look at a few things we know for certain: Continue reading →
(FarmWars) – Farmers in Oklahoma are being targeted with new dust regulations. Normal farming methods include tilling the ground, which produces dust. What type of farming method doesn’t produce dust? No till. What company endorses no till farming methods for crop production? Monsanto. Don’t till to get rid of weeds, just apply Roundup. Read Entire Article
(Infowars) – I write about major problems: the collapsing US economy, wars based on lies and deception, the police state based on “the war on terror” and other fabrications such as those orchestrated by corrupt police and prosecutors, who boost their performance reports by convicting the innocent, and so on. America is a very distressing place. The fact that so many Americans are taken in by the lies told by “their” government makes America all the more depressing. Continue reading →
(OilPrice) – Internecine civil wars are underway almost everywhere within the West, and most virulently in the United States of America. They are not yet kinetic wars, but wars of grinding prepositioning, the kind which lead to foregone conclusions without a shot being fired. They are wars of survival, nonetheless, because the basic architecture for national strength is being altered incrementally or dramatically. And, in many cases, consciously.
Almost all of the strategic restructuring of states is occurring in large part as a result of an accumulation of wealth; an accumulation and value of which is seen as permanent. This has resulted in the hubris — expressed by those who did not earn it — of triumph in the Cold War. This is a Western phenomenon because the widespread growth of wealth, the creation of freedoms classically associated with democracy, resulted — as it must inevitably result — in complacencies which in turn led to a “vote too far”: the extension of the democratic franchise to those who do not help in the creation of wealth.
Once the voting franchise of the West reached the point where those who sought benefits outweighed those who created benefits, the tipping point was reached. The situation of de facto “class warfare” thus emerges automatically under such circumstances, and the envy of those who take against those who provide erupts into “rights” and “entitlement”. By deifying “democracy” above justice, the enfranchised non-producers could always outvote the producers. We are at this point. The result can only be collapse, or restructuring around a Cæsar or a Bonaparte until, eventually, a productive hierarchy reappears, usually after considerable pain. Read entire article
War is terrorism. Soldiers are not heroes. Presidents are not saviors. A powerful call to action, to move from ritualized ‘marches’ to sustained rebellion. Filmed at UC Santa Barbara on May 7, 2010. Thanks to Emma Kaplan and Matthis Chiroux. Continue reading →
While skeptics mockingly point out that the “end of the world” has been prophesized over and over again for centuries with nothing happening—the latest being Y2K, they say, and another likely bust coming up when the calendar hits 2012—it’s obvious that mankind faces an increasingly unsustainable future.
The world’s economic, technological, agricultural, and political systems are breaking down. While the causes are debated, it’s certain that the human assault on the natural world has wiped out vast numbers of species and polluted the land, the air, and the oceans. After the past 100 years of history, with two world wars and low-grade but vicious warfare going on almost continuously somewhere in the world since World War II ended, it seems impossible for human beings to live together in a state of harmony either among ourselves or with the planet we call home.
Obvious lies for an illegal War of Aggression against Iran are moving forward just as they did for war against Iraq. Lie is the proper word because this article will demonstrate the KNOWN FALSEHOODS foisted upon us by Orwellian politicians and their prostitute media. Topics of this article: Read More Here
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Seven Deadly Sins In Afghanistan
If we could establish that funding an escalation of war in Afghanistan was illegal, immoral, against the public will, economically catastrophic, counterproductive on its own terms, and a cynically motivated intentional failure, well then nothing would change. Unless people use that information in pressuring their representatives to vote No. Because most of this is pretty easily known. Nonetheless I think it’s a good place to start, so let me take these points one at a time. Read More Here
A senior Hamas spokesman has held Egypt responsible for the death of four Palestinians killed in a border tunnel and has demanded for an impartial investigation. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘Iran to stand by Syria against Israel’
Iran vows to stand by Syria against any threat posed by Israel, after Washington warned Tehran and Damascus against “making threats” to Tel Aviv’s security. Read More Here
(PalestineTelegraph) – Our Leaders Breached International Law and Committed War Crimes
We read so much now days about gross neglect in high places and also horrendous crimes against human kind but do we really understand the magnitude of what has happened in the past and what can happen in the future. Read More Here
(RawStory) – ACLU to Obama: ‘Entire world is not a war zone’
UPDATE: CIA drone operators could be prosecuted for war crimes, lawyer tells Congress
Targeted killings program could lead to ‘foreign governments hunting and killing their enemies within our borders’
The American Civil Liberties Union has sent a strongly-worded letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to end an alleged program that allows ‘targeted killings’ of terror suspects outside of war zones. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: World as War Zone
Today, Congressman Denis Kucinich, along with journalists and anti-war activists held a teach in on Capitol Hill. The idea being to discuss plans and strategies for ending U.S. wars abroad. And ending wars, is a beautiful idea. But at the same time, we have ads like this running on TV. Some would call this a perfect example of the military industrial complex. Defense contracts worth hundreds of billions that keep the machine pumping. And Obama, isn’t neccessarily helping to stop it. Quite the opposite, the ACLU just wrote a letter to him, in which they sent this message: “The Entire World Is Not A Warzone”. But is it too late for us to stop treating it like one? Alyona and Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson discuss.
(StopNato) – Global Warfare: U.S. Consolidates Military Network In Asia-Pacific Region – Rick Rozoff
The United States has six naval fleets and eleven aircraft carrier strike groups patrolling the world’s oceans and seas. The U.S. Navy is as large as the world’s next thirteen biggest navies combined.
Washington has as many aircraft carriers as all other nations together. Russia has one; China has none. The U.S. and its NATO allies – Britain, Italy, France and Spain – account for 17 of 22 in service in the world. Ten of the eleven American carriers are Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarriers, substantially larger than most all non-U.S. ones. The U.S. Navy has all ten supercarriers in the world at the moment. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – US War Crimes Exposed: Revelations of an American Soldier
Ethan McCord, a former US soldier, has shown great courage and integrity by exposing and condemning US war crimes in Iraq. Read More Here
(TheLeafChronicle) – Soldiers Returning from Iraq with Mysterious Lung Disease
Dr. Robert Miller worries that too many Iraq war veterans are not being diagnosed for a disease that can’t be seen on X-ray, CT scan or pulmonary function tests. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Iran no threat to US
Iran’s unwillingness to be open about its nuclear program has led many to see it as a threat to the United States and its allies. But is Iran really building scary nukes? Or is the media just spinning it that way? Dave Lindorff says that the United States should not be worried. Continue reading →
(SilverBearCafe) – The world’s top trend forecaster, Gerald Celente, who has been publishing the Trends Journal since 1991, says his Spring 2010 report is one of the most important Trends he’s ever published:
“Of all the Trends JournalsÂ® I have published since 1991, this issue stands apart. Were I to rank it, I would say it is among the most important. The United States is on a path that, if not diverted, will lead the world into the first “Great War” of the 21st century.Continue reading →
(GlobalResearch) – A war can be won without being waged. Victory can be attained when an adversary knows it is vulnerable to an instantaneous and undetectable, overwhelming and devastating attack without the ability to defend itself or retaliate. Continue reading →
(JustForeignPolicy) – During the House debate over the Kucinich resolution calling for a timetable for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Rep. Bob Filner, chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, pointed out that hundreds of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have gone to the VA for service-related injuries.
A March 13 fact sheet from Veterans for Common Sense gives a more precise figure: they reported that 508,152 Iraq and Afghanistan veteran patients had been treated at the VA. This figure is from VA documents obtained by VCS under FOIA, and appears to be current through the end of FY 2009, i.e. through September 30, 2009. Continue reading →
(AlethoNews) – U.S. Banks Hid Risk by Lowering Debt Before Reporting, WSJ Says
U.S. banks masked their true risk levels by temporarily lowering debt before reporting it, the Wall Street Journal said, citing data provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Read More Here
(AP) – 42nd US bank failure in ’10 is South Carolina bank
Regulators on Friday shut down a bank in South Carolina, marking 42 bank failures in the U.S. so far this year amid mounting loan defaults, especially in commercial real estate. Read More Here
(GlobalEconomicAnalysis) – Food Stamp Usage Hits Record 39 Million, 14th Consecutive Monthly Increase – Read More Here
(Yahoo) – Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax – Read More Here
(ABCNews) – Hoarding, Not Hiring – Corporations Stockpile Mountain of Cash
Reluctant to Spend or Expand, U.S. Companies Are Sitting on a Record $1.6 Trillion Read More Here
(LATimes) – L.A. city employees make impassioned pleas against layoffs – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Job Openings in U.S. Decrease to 2.72 Million – Read More Here
(WSJ) – Investors Playing Defense Heighten Greek Debt Woes
The market pummeling of Greece continued Wednesday, and many European politicians are quick to blame “traders and speculators,” as Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou recently put it. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – As Greek Bond Rates Soar, Bankruptcy Looms
As interest rates on Greek debt spiral upward again, the question facing Europe is no longer whether Athens has the political will to cut spending and raise taxes to curb its gaping budget deficit, but whether Greece will run out of money before it gets the chance to do so. Read More Here
(RawStory) – US banks understate debt, masking risk: report
Major US banks have been masking the size of their debt, and thereby their risk levels, by temporarily lowering it just before reporting it to the public, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – The Coming European Debt Wars – Michael Hudson
(GlobalResearch) – “Job Creation”–Stupid Is as Stupid Does – Richard C. Cook – Read More Here
(YahooFinance) – Video: Recovery?!? There’s No Recovery! The U.S. Is Completely Screwed! – Video Link Here
(CNNMoney) – 33 states out of money to fund jobless benefits
With unemployment still at a severe high, a majority of states have drained their jobless benefit funds, forcing them to borrow billions from the federal government to help out-of-work Americans. Read More Here
(DailyCaller) – Debt denial
The sovereign debt crisis has crossed a threshold. It’s no longer about economics. It’s about math and a complex system whose dynamics tell us there is little time to avoid catastrophe and almost no exit. Going forward, elections and policies will matter less as the debt plague takes hold and dictates hard outcomes. Read More Here
(TheDailyCrux) – Sales of silver coins are soaring
The U.S. Mint just reported another record, but this time it wasn’t for gold. The Mint sold more Silver Eagles in March and in the first quarter of the year than ever before. A total of 9,023,500 American Silver Eagles were purchased in Q110, the highest amount since the coin debuted in 1986. Read More Here
(YahooFinance) – Video: Lowenstein – Thanks to Greenspan and Bernanke, The Next Crisis Could Be “Even Scarier” – View Video Here
(YahooFinance) – A Financial 9/11: How the Wall Street Crash Changed America Forever
In The End of Wall Street, noted author and financial journalist Roger Lowenstein argues the crisis of 2008 marked more than just the end of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Washington Mutual and a host of other firms. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – The Greatest Shell Game Ever Continues As The Whole World Is Now Insolvent; Updated Thoughts From Chris Martenson On The Upcoming US Funding Crisis Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – Consumer Credit Plunges $10.5 Billion, Expectation Was $0.5 Billion, Consumer Credit Back To June 2007 Levels Read More Here
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Attorney General William Ramsey Clark said Friday that the US policy has led to many tragedies including the Palestinian cause. “This tragedy is represented by the unjustified and wrong detention of the Palestinian people by Israel. This issue should be addressed and the prisoners shall be set free. Human Rights should be considered.” Continue reading →
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
(MSNBC) – Two years after receiving its first deposits, a “doomsday” seed vault on an Arctic island has amassed half a million seed samples, making it the world’s most diverse repository of crop seeds, the vault’s operators announced Thursday. Continue reading →
(Infowars) – Three primary tools used by the Globalists to implement Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, are the Endangered Species Act, water shortages and man made global warming, according to Michael Shaw. California is already stitched up by the Cap & Trade state law (AB32), based on corrupt science coming out of the United Nations. Last Spring the Department of Interior cut Central Valley Project water by 90% to the farms in the Central Valley, the breadbasket of America (providing 50% of America’s fruits, vegetables and nuts), based on the Endangered Species Act, claiming that the Delta Smelt were “threatened”. The subagencies of the Department of Interior, which provided the dubious smelt endangered species biological opinion, are influenced by “scientific advisors” of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN was created by the United Nations — the same UN that brought us fraudulent man made global warming. 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 →
(TomDispatch) – Send up a flare! The 2011 federal budget has sprung some leaks in the midst of a storm. Not sure there’s enough money for life rafts! Forget women and children first!
Buffeted by economic hard times, the 2,585-page, $3.8 trillion document is already taking on water, though this won’t be obvious to you if you’re reading the mainstream media. Let’s start with the absolute basics: 59% of the budget’s spending is dedicated to mandatory programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Social Security, and now Pell Grants; 34% is to be spent on “discretionary programs,” including education, transportation, housing, and the military; 7% will be used to service the national debt.
A serious look at this budget document reveals some “leaks” — two in actual spending practices and two in the basic assumptions that undergird the budget itself. Ship-shape as it may look on the surface, this is a budget perilously close to an iceberg, and it’s not clear whether the captain of the ship will heed the obvious warning signs. Read More Here
(Truthdig) – We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives. Continue reading →
“The morons in Washington are pushing the envelope of nuclear war. The insane drive for American hegemony threatens life on earth. The American people, by accepting the lies and deceptions of “their” government, are facilitating this outcome.” “Some other agenda is being served that we are not being told.” – Paul Craig Roberts
(Examiner) – Paul Craig Roberts is one of the most respected conservative voices in the nation. He is the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
“They were terribly cynical people who felt that the war would end as all wars do and they would go back to business as usual.”
It is ironic that the video below – “Banking with Hitler” – begins with a mechanism for the payment of reparations by Germany to the victors of the “War To End All Wars” – the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Somehow this international banking mechanism became the enabler for the next worldwide bloodbath – World War 2. I suspect the same is occuring today. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Somalia had every reason to succeed: an advantageous geographical situation, oil, ores and only one religion and one language for the whole territory; a rare phenomenon in Africa. Somalia could have been a great power in the region. But the reality is completely different: famine, wars, lootings, piracy, bomb attacks. How did this country sink? Why has there been no Somali government for approximately twenty years? Which scandals stand behind those pirates who hijack our ships? In this new chapter of our series “Understanding the Muslim World”, Mohamed Hassan explains for us why and how imperialist forces have applied in Somalia a chaos theory. Continue reading →
American history has been dominated by war; so, too, may the American future be.
The war in Afghanistan feels foreign to Americans: a far distant land, a confusing and alien culture, and combat against a shadowy enemy. That feeling is mistaken. America has spent much of its history fighting wars like the one in Afghanistan. So much so, in fact, that Afghanistan would be familiar to an American in 1900, and conventional wars such as World War II would seem strange. Continue reading →
(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 →
(PressTV) – Secret CIA-Mossad meeting, preparation for new war?
A secret meeting between the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Leon Panetta and Israeli officials has reportedly centered on Iran’s nuclear program. Read More Here
(BBC) – US military strategy to focus on ‘multiple wars’
The US military must shift its focus to fighting a wide range of threats – from cyber attacks to terrorism – the Pentagon’s 2010 draft strategy says. Read More Here
(Aletho) – Israeli response to Goldstone admits use of white phosphorus
Israeli findings delivered to the UN in response to the Goldstone report compound allegations that white phosphorus munitions were deployed toward an UNRWA compound in Gaza during last year’s devastating offensive, Israeli media reported on Monday. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Barack Obama tightens the screw on Iran
A year ago, in his inauguration speech, Barack Obama spoke of extending a hand to hostile nations if they were willing to unclench their fists. That may have improved America’s image but it has in no way alleviated one of the West’s primary security concerns – Iran’s drive to become a nuclear-armed state. An agreement last October to move much of Iranian nuclear fuel out of the country provided a ray of hope, but Tehran backed away from implementation. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11’
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the “global arrogance” on this year’s anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Iraq to sue US, Britain over depleted uranium bombs
Iraq’s Ministry for Human Rights will file a lawsuit against Britain and the US over their use of depleted uranium bombs in Iraq, an Iraqi minister says. Read More Here
In a previous article of Dec, 2009 U.S. Wars and the Opium Trade, I gave the broad outlines of how the opium trade was used as a power lever and revenue generator by the U.S. during the occupation of Vietnam, as is the case today in Afghanistan. Continue reading →
(AlterNet) – Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, armies of corporate lobbyists grease the palms of our elected officials, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia, and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president. We believe he is like us. But like all branded products spun out from the manipulative world of corporate advertising, this product is duping us into doing and supporting a lot of things that are not in our interest. Read More Here
“You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing. ~George Sand”
At the expense of sounding callous and unpatriotic I will attempt to lay out exactly why the “Support the Troops” mantra is anti-American and determinental to the health of our Republic. Continue reading →
As America enters the year 2010 and President Barack Obama his second year in office, the foreign policy landscape presented by American policymakers and media pundits appears to be dominated by two physical problems—Iraq and Afghanistan—which operate in an overarching metaphysical environment loosely defined as a “war on terror.” The ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, entering their seventh and ninth years respectively, have consumed America’s attention, treasure and blood without producing anything close to a tangible victory. Continue reading →
Besides waging direct or proxy wars on multiple fronts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, the Philippines, Sudan, Eastern Congo, elsewhere in Africa, and likely to erupt almost anywhere at any time, Yemen is now a new front in America’s “war on terror” under a president, who as a candidate, promised diplomacy, not conflict, if elected. Continue reading →
For many, the Obama candidacy represented a change so profound that they thought (or perhaps more accurately, hoped), that an Obama presidency would not only mean a deep domestic social transformation, but an end to the American cycle of war. Continue reading →
Ever since the fall of Baghdad, the volatility of virtually the entire Middle East has been ‘off the charts’. Principally, this development had to do with the ridiculous, grand-sounding imperial project of heralding in a watershed of democracy through the use of shocking and awful means. Continue reading →
With a military health care system over-stretched by two ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, more soldiers are deciding to go absent without leave (AWOL) in order to find treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Continue reading →