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TORTURE/WAR CRIMES

Apr 05 08:37

ISRAEL GREEN-LIGHTED 'UNLAWFUL' KILLING OF UNARMED GAZA PROTESTERS, SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

The Israeli army's decision to open fire on Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza, which left 17 people dead and hundreds of others wounded, was "calculated" and "unlawful," a human rights watchdog has said.

In a report following the deadly "Land Day" protests in Gaza on March 30, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said senior Israeli officials who called for live ammunition to be used against protesters who did not pose a serious threat are responsible for their deaths.

The "high number of deaths and injuries was the foreseeable consequence of granting soldiers leeway to use lethal force outside of life-threatening situations in violation of international norms," HRW said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Newsweek is reporting this, it means Israel really screwed up big time!

Apr 05 05:24

Military Review: Russia won the Syria war

Russia has changed the political calculus in Syria. Are we witnessing the political death of Benjamin Netanyahu?
Military Review, “the professional journal of the U.S. Army,” has reluctantly and indirectly said that Russia won the Syria war. The Review declared that Russia saw what happened to Gaddafi back in 2011, and they realized that something had to be done in order to stop the “regime change” ideology in the Middle East. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declared then,

“Some leaders of the coalition forces, and later the NATO secretary-general, called the Libyan operation a ‘model’ for the future. As for Russia, we will not allow anything like this to happen again in the future.”

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Apr 04 09:26

Palestine in Pictures: March 2018

Twenty-two Palestinians were fatally wounded by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the month of March.

Eighteen Palestinians were fatally injured on 30 March, which saw the greatest number of Palestinian fatalities at the hands of occupation forces in a single day since Israel’s massive assault on the Gaza Strip in summer 2014.

Fourteen protesters were killed that day as occupation snipers opened fire on a mass demonstration held at various points along Gaza’s eastern boundary with in what Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq described as “a calculated, unnecessary, disproportionate and indiscriminate use of lethal force.”

Israel is detaining the bodies of two Palestinians – Muhammed Mhareb Muhammad al-Arabiyeh and Musab Zuheir Anis al-Saloul – killed during the protest. Israeli forces had prevented Palestinian search and rescue teams from evacuating the pair where they fell some 150 meters from the Gaza-Israel boundary fence.

Apr 04 08:46

A Special Relationship Born in Hell

If you want to understand what the “special relationship” between Israel and the United States really means consider the fact that Israeli Army snipers shot dead seventeen unarmed and largely peaceful Gazan demonstrators on Good Friday without a squeak coming out of the White House or State Department. Some of the protesters were shot in the back while running away, while another 1,000 Palestinians were wounded, an estimated 750 by gunfire, the remainder injured by rubber bullets and tear gas.

Apr 04 08:44

LIBERMAN: ISRAEL WILL CONTINUE TO FIRE AT PALESTINIANS CLOSE TO GAZA FENCE

IDF soldiers will continue to fire at Gazans who come too close to the border fence, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Tuesday, ahead of an anticipated Palestinian assault on the barrier this Friday.

“Anyone who comes close to the fence will endanger their lives,” Liberman said during a visit to the border in which he tried to discourage participants in the “Great March of the Return” from trying to cross into Israel.

Apr 04 08:43

Israeli forces shoot deaf child in head in Gaza, Israel will not investigate deaths

A Palestinian deaf child was shot and seriously injured by Israeli gunfire east of Khuzaa town to the east of Khan Younis city in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday.

The spokesman of the Palestinian Health Ministry, Ashraf al-Qudrah, affirmed that the boy sustained a critical injury in the head and that he was transferred to the European Hospital in Gaza where he is receiving treatment.

Israel’s defense minister rejected on Sunday calls for an inquiry….

Apr 03 12:49

Gaza Mass Murder Postmortems

On Friday, Israeli soldiers killed 16 unarmed Gazans in cold blood, wounding over 1,400 others, some with life-threatening injuries, the death toll sure to rise – another 49 Palestinians shot on Saturday.

A Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) press release said Israeli soldiers killed or wounded peaceful Gazan demonstrators, including women and children, threatening no one – a high crime demanding accountability, stressing:

“This huge number of victims proves that the Israeli forces continue to commit further crimes and use of excessive force against Palestinian civilians in disregard for their lives upon an official political decision.”

Netanyahu disgracefully praised what happened, falsely claiming soldiers were “guarding the country’s borders” – a bald-faced lie.

IDF spokesman General Ronen Manilis turned truth on its head, saying Palestinians killed were involved in violence – twisting reality, adding only several dozen at most were injured by live fire.

Apr 03 12:48

The Israel Massacre Forces

The shooting on the Gaza border shows once again that the killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes

Apr 03 12:46

Killing Palestinian protesters turns into a PR debacle for Israel

Something has shifted in the discourse of Israel since the Friday killings of 17 Palestinian protesters in Gaza, many of them plainly unarmed, by Israeli snipers from across a security fence: the hasbara– Israeli propaganda– is not working.

The country has plainly done something indefensible. The usual defenders are silent, and the criticism from the left/center is stronger than ever. Senator Bernie Sanders’s sharp criticism is actually leading the U.S. discussion of the event.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember my comment about Amritsar?

Apr 03 05:43

Thousands Of Gun-Carrying Women Rally After Rape Of Yemeni Girl By Saudi-Coalition Soldier

SANA’A, Yemen – Thousands of women and children gathered in Sana’a on Monday, to show their anger against the Saudi-Arabian-led coalition, following the raping of a Yemeni girl by a soldier of the Saudi Arabian-led coalition.

Organized by the local women’s authority, the protest took place in Bab-al-Yemen in the country’s capital.
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According to a UNICEF report released earlier this year, over 5,000 children have been killed or injured in the conflict.

Apr 03 04:59

US Blocks UN Statement for Investigation into Israeli Use of Live Fire in Gaza

Israeli forces responded to several thousand Palestinian protestors in Gaza with live fire this weekend: killing 17 and injuring over 1,400. The United Nations and European Union urged a “transparent and independent” investigation into Israel’s Gaza massacre. The United States has already blocked a UN statement on the matter.

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Apr 03 04:53

Art of the Arms Deal: Trump Is Peddling Arms as If There Were No Tomorrow

It’s one of those stories of the century that somehow never gets treated that way. For an astounding 25 of the past 26 years, the United States has been the leading arms dealer on the planet, at some moments in near monopolistic fashion. Its major weapons-producers, including Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin, regularly pour the latest in high-tech arms and munitions into the most explosive areas of the planet with ample assistance from the Pentagon. In recent years, the bulk of those arms have gone to the Greater Middle East. Donald Trump is only the latest American president to preside over a global arms sales bonanza
With remarkable enthusiasm, he’s appointed himself America’s number one weapons salesman and he couldn’t be prouder of the job he’s doing.

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Apr 03 04:19

The Palestinian People Airbrushed out of the Picture as Israel Celebrates its Seventieth

In preparation for Israel’s seventieth year of independence, the Israeli ministry of education published a brochure titled “Israel Celebrates 70, Studying the Past, Appreciating the Present and Looking Towards the Future.” This brochure includes educational activities for teachers to engage students in the celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary.
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The brochure is in full color and is 112 pages long and not one chapter, not one page, not one paragraph and not even one word is dedicated to a people who make up the majority of the inhabitants of the land — the Palestinians.

(*With 40 Days left until the actual 70th Israel Idependence Day , they're simply taking precautions to not victimise American President Donald Trump , who may just be on hand to do the honors .)

Apr 02 02:09

Israel & US Devising 'Dangerous Plot' in Middle East – Iranian Parliamentarian

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has lashed out at Israel’s actions during Land Day protests, which left at least 17 Palestinians dead and more than 1,500 injured on the very first day.

The senior parliamentarian has denounced the killings of dozens of Palestinians by the Israeli Defense Forces as an “act of crime and inhumanity by the illegitimate and usurping Zionist regime against the demonstrations by the nation of Palestinians.”
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According to him, Israel’s policy of creating tensions along with Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (*IN 41 DAYS!) was part of a “dangerous plot,” which puts regional stability in peril. In conclusion, Larijani urged the parliaments of the OIC member-states and other nations to denounce Israel’s actions, support the Palestinians and deter the “Zionists” from triggering a fresh crisis.

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Apr 02 00:43

RUSSIAN PRISONER TORTURED IN US PRISON

The Russian embassy in the US is concerned about reported information that Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko is being abused in a US prison. Diplomats have demanded the institution to stop the violation of fundamental rights of the Russian citizen and intend to justice in accordance with international standards, said the embassy statement.

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Apr 01 08:00

Patriot Missile Interceptor Malfunctions and Misses, Raytheon Still Makes Billions

The US and its allies the world over are paying billions for medium-range missile interception systems without a track record of success.

(*We're selling those to suckers ...I MEAN; We're selling those suckers all over the world , forcryin'outloud . Do you want to make wall st. great again , or not ?
whitehorse souce)

Apr 01 07:09

Israel admits, then deletes, responsibility for Gaza killings

The Israeli army posted a statement on Twitter on Saturday apparently accepting full responsibility for the killings a day earlier of 15 Palestinians as thousands took part in the Great March of Return in Gaza.

The army then quickly deleted the admission – as more evidence of war crimes by its soldiers came to light – but not before a copy was made by the human rights group B’Tselem.

Mar 31 10:14

How the CIA hid their MKULTRA mind control program

To give you an idea of how far the CIA, the US military, and its allied academics will go in MKULTRA “research,” here is what I wrote in 1995 about several human experiments. My information was based on the three key books I mentioned above, as well as Martin Lee’s classic, Acid Dreams:

“Dr. Robert Heath of Tulane University, as early as 1955, working for the Army, gave patients LSD while he had electrodes implanted deep inside their brains.”

“In the mid-1950’s, Paul Hoch, M.D., a man who would become Commissioner of Mental Hygiene for the State of New York, then a laborer in the field for the CIA, gave a ‘pseudoneurotic schizophrenic’ patient mescaline. The patient had a heaven-and-hell journey on the compound. But Hoch followed this up with a transorbital leucotomy [aka lobotomy]… Hoch also gave a patient LSD, and a local anesthetic, and then proceeded to remove pieces of his cerebral cortex, asking at various moments whether the patient’s perceptions were changing.”

Mar 31 06:37

Trump Will 'Leave' Syria Like He 'Left' Afghanistan


We've heard all of this before as have Trump's supporters. He should really have more respect for them than repeat the lies he told about Afghanistan

Speaking to his base yesterday Trump claimed the US would be “coming out of Syria very soon” and it was time to let “the other people take care of it now.”

While that arguably sounds like a very good thing (unless you are a Kurd, in which case it’s yet another US stab in the back), we can recall Trump said the same things, only much more clearly and more often about Afghanistan only to end up authorizing another Pentagon surge in that country

(*lol: In Russia they think Trump double crosses are discouraging his base !)

Mar 31 04:58

Trump Freezes Funds for Syrian Recovery, Signaling Pullback

Order to State Department to hold off on spending jibes with president’s call for an early exit

President Donald Trump froze more than $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in Syria>>>

(*not breaking with tradition .
Since when have we been into helping a nation we've put the big bucks into demolishing , recover ?
Assad Won ! We get the $200Mn consolation prize that we can spend elsewhere, on what we do really good , like China)

Mar 30 08:36

Hopping Mad Nikki Haley Lashes Out At Russia

Nikki Haley lashes out at Russia, UN Security Council over fall of Syria's eastern Ghouta

The United States on Tuesday condemned the forced surrender of one of the last rebel-held enclaves in Syria and accused Syrian government forces of using a U.N.-backed cease-fire to accomplish it.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, blamed Russia for supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad and playing a “central role in the bombing of Syrian civilians into submission.”

Haley, speaking at a special session of the U.N. Security Council, also lashed out at her fellow members of the organization, saying they had failed to call out Russia and Syria’s other key ally, Iran.>>>

(*The LATimes must have bypassed the Huckabee Sanders press room 'Blame Russia' daily beratement)

Mar 30 06:07

Trump: We're Coming Out Of Syria Very Soon, Let Others Take Care Of It

President Donald Trump has made a surprise announcement that US forces will be withdrawing from Syria, citing the defeat of Islamic State and the need to defend US borders and rebuild “crumbling” infrastructure.
“We're coming out of Syria very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” Trump said during a speech in Richfield, Ohio on Thursday, dedicated to his infrastructure initiative.

The US spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, Trump said, describing how the US would build schools only for insurgents to destroy them, while there was no funding to build schools in Ohio.

“We build a school, they blow it up. We rebuild the school, they haven’t blown it up yet, but they will,” he said.

(*My doublespeak isn't that fluent , but there's definetly a dash of BEX sprinkled in with that last part .
Hillary Clinton , if The Deep State made her give this same address , may have said; "We Came , We Made A Mess , And Now Others Can Take Care Of It")

Mar 30 05:48

Palestinian Killed By Israeli Tank Fire Amid Mass Protests On Land Day

The IDF has confirmed they fired a tank shell at two Palestinians who approached a security fence in Gaza, hours ahead of upcoming mass protests in the area. The tank killed a local farmer, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

(*In another 2000 years , children will read from The Torah , where this too shall be blamed on God )

Mar 29 07:28

Life Sentences for Charity Work - Free the 5!

Abby Martin Interviews Miko Peled

The Holy Land Foundation Five are Palestinian political prisoners sentenced up to upwards of 65 years in US prison for providing aid to refugees.

(*only 45 days to go before Israel could feel emboldened enough to ask The US to execute their enemies of the state for them .
Coincidentally; tomorrow is Good Friday )

Mar 29 05:42

There’s No 'Regime' In Iran For John Bolton To Change On The Cheap

He might be a self-confessed fan of regime change in Iran, but the latest US national security advisor is barking at the wrong tree if he looks to be itching for a new conflict in the Middle East

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Mar 29 05:24

US Says It Pays Too Much Of UN Peacekeeping Cost

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said so Wednesday at a Security Council meeting.

The U.S. is the biggest contributor to the U.N.'s 15 peacekeeping missions. The world body is assessing the U.S. about 28.5 percent of this year's $7.3 billion peacekeeping budget.

Haley said "moving forward," 25 percent will be the limit. The U.S. Mission to the U.N. later said that applies to the current peacekeeping budget.

President Donald Trump's administration has complained about the expense before>>>

(*well , we just added Bolton , Pompeo , and Haspel to the pay roster . We had to make concessions somewhere
whitehorse souce )

Mar 28 07:40

How Many Millions Have Been Killed in America’s Post - 9/11 Wars? – Part 1: Iraq

How many people have been killed in America’s post-9/11 wars? I have been researching and writing about that question since soon after the U.S. launched these wars, which it has tried to justify as a response to terrorist crimes that killed 2,996 people in the U.S. on September 11th 2001. But no crime, however horrific, can justify wars on countries and people who were not responsible for the crime committed, as former Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz patiently explained to NPR at the time. “The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After the U.S. Invasion” which I co-wrote with Medea Benjamin, estimates the death toll in Iraq as accurately and as honestly as we can in March 2018. Our estimate is that about 2.4 million people have probably been killed in Iraq as a result of the historic act of aggression committed by the U.S. and U.K. in 2003. In this report, I will explain in greater detail how we arrived at that estimate and provide some historical context.

Mar 28 06:42

More Lies from the Presstitutes

I have no doubt that gun control groups are organized by agents of the police state. The United States is falling apart.

The vast majority of Americans are being ground into the dirt by government at all levels. There is no democracy. There is only looting.

The One Percent fear that sooner or later even insouciant Americans might rise up. But they can’t if they are disarmed. That is all gun control is about.

Taking away guns gives control to governments. The founders of this
nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power
may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to
disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand
that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.

Mar 27 10:52

Dear America: Please Stop This Shit. Signed, The Rest Of The World.

They want you arguing over who should and shouldn't be called a terrorist based on what ideology you subscribe to and what color the latest killer's skin was.

They do not want you talking about the way the label "terrorist" itself is being used to justify unconstitutional detentions, torture, mass surveillance, and wars.

They want you arguing over whether to support the Democrats because the Republicans will take civil rights away from disempowered groups or Republicans because the Democrats will take away your guns and force you to bake gay wedding cakes.

They don't want you talking about the fact that both parties advance Orwellian surveillance, neoliberal exploitation and neoconservative bloodshed in a good cop/bad cop extortion scheme to keep Americans cheerleading for their own enslavement.

They want you arguing about whether Trump did or did not collude with Russia.

Mar 26 07:39

Here’s John Bolton Promising Regime Change in Iran by the End of 2018

“The outcome of the president’s policy review should be to determine that the Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1979 revolution will not last until its 40th birthday,” Bolton said. (The 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution will be on February 11, 2019.) “The declared policy of the United States should be the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime in Tehran,” Bolton added. “The behavior and the objectives of the regime are not going to change and, therefore, the only solution is to change the regime itself.”

Mar 26 04:56

The Man Too Militaristic for Fox News

His American exceptionalism and anti-Putinism have left him in an awkward position.

(*NO! They're not talking about John Bolton !

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There's 'Another' one !)
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Mar 26 03:40

IDF: IRON DOME ACTIVATED BY GUNFIRE IN GAZA, NO ROCKET THREAT TO ISRAEL

Several incoming rocket sirens were activated in southern Israeli communities with local residents uploading videos of "interceptions."

No rocket barrage was launched towards Israel Sunday night following reports of at least a dozen rockets launched from the Gaza Strip after incoming rocket sirens were heard in several communities.

“Everything is routine,” IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said on a call with reporters. “All of the alarms were triggered by machine gun fire in Gaza. There were no rockets which fell inside Israeli territory.”

(*A Likely Story .
Get used to The Likely Stories , if you're not already . 58 more days till we meld right into this , because Mister Tough Bluster Trump isn't sure if Iron Domed Israel even wants peace .
So , the next Likely Story will probably come after Trump moves Israels capitol for them .
-He didn't know ,
-there was no choice
-somebody else .

Mar 26 03:13

The Coming War With Russia

The Coming War With Russia - David Icke Video

This is a recent compilation video from Icke, with clips of him speaking from 2008 through today of a definite pattern of a build up to a war between Europe / US and Russia / China.

Mar 23 17:17

HOW MANY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN AMERICA’S POST-9/11 WARS? – PART ONE: IRAQ

The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with the true scale of the crimes committed remains an urgent moral, political and legal imperative, argues Nicolas J.S. Davies.

Mar 23 10:39

Behind Colin Powell’s Legend – My Lai

On March 16, 1968, a bloodied unit of the Americal division stormed into a hamlet known as My Lai 4. With military helicopters circling overhead, revenge-seeking American soldiers rousted Vietnamese civilians — mostly old men, women and children — from their thatched huts and herded them into the village’s irrigation ditches.

As the round-up continued, some Americans raped the girls. Then, under orders from junior officers on the ground, soldiers began emptying their M-16s into the terrified peasants. Some parents desperately used their bodies to try to shield their children from the bullets. Soldiers stepped among the corpses to finish off the wounded.

The slaughter raged for four hours. A total of 347 Vietnamese, including babies, died in the carnage that would stain the reputation of the U.S. Army. But there also were American heroes that day in My Lai. Some soldiers refused to obey the direct orders to kill.

Mar 23 10:38

How Many Millions of People Have Been Killed in America’s Post-9/11 Wars?

The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with the true scale of the crimes committed remains an urgent moral, political and legal imperative, argues Nicolas J.S. Davies.

Mar 22 18:15

THEY GOT HIM: TRUMP REPLACES MCMASTER WITH NEOCON SCUM JOHN BOLTON

Any support I’ve shown for Trump has gone out the window this evening. And no, I am not being melodramatic. I am a simple man with modest needs. One of them is for my country to stop fighting unnecessary wars. When you wake up and realize that we’re the bad guys and that the media propaganda is there to make you docile, you will see that nothing else matters but human life. Forget about healthcare, transgender bathrooms, abortion, tax cuts — everything is secondary to the life expectancy of the men and women who serve in our military — our sons and daughters, or neighbors.

In an unbelievable move, Trump has replaced Gen. McMaster with the very worst person living in America, John Neocon Scum Bolton.

Bolton was part of a neocon cabal, spearheaded by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), founded by Bill Kristol, whose lineage is Trotskyite through and through.

Mar 22 18:09

John Bolton File

John Bolton is a long time leader of the War Party, was a major promoter of the lies about Iraq which fostered our war, was former Vice President of the neocon nesting American Enterprise Institute and advisor to JINSA (Likud Think Tank in Washington which long urged Israel to violate Oslo accords). Bolton never gained congressional approval, the is legitimacy for his "Ambassadorship" to the UN and is despised by most of the outside world's nations.

America is not safer being hated and represented to the world by one of the main architects of the policies which led to such hatred. Every time he speaks he is a symbol of go-it-alone America and a lightening rod for hate against America.

Mar 22 15:29

Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba

As special counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, we take a look back at Washington’s record of meddling in elections across the globe. By one count, the United States has interfered in more than 80 foreign elections

Mar 21 09:19

The Untold Story of My Lai: How and Why the Official Investigation Covered Up General Westmoreland’s Responsibility

Fifty years ago this month, on March 16, 1968, two companies of US Army troops belonging to the Americal Division entered the My Lai and My Khe hamlets of Son My village, in Quang Ngai province, and killed 504 Vietnamese civilians – overwhelmingly women, children, and old men – in cold blood. The national press and political elites have long learned to treat the massacre as a tragedy that did not reflect official US policy. And ever since the Peers Commission report on My Lai was finally released to the public in November 1974 (the completed report had been transmitted to the Army chief of staff in March 1970), the press and public have believed that the commission, led by Lieut. Gen. William Peers, not only revealed the extent of the massacre but exposed the cover-up, implicating officers all the way up to the commander of the Americal Division, Gen. Samuel Koster.

Mar 21 06:33

“It Was a Crime”: 15 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraqis Still Face Trauma, Destruction & Violence

It was 15 years ago today when the U.S. invaded Iraq on the false pretense that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. The attack came despite worldwide protest and a lack of authorization from the United Nations Security Council. At around 5:30 a.m. in Baghdad on March 20, 2003, air raid sirens were heard as the U.S. invasion began. The fighting has yet to end, and the death toll may never be known.>>>

Mar 20 11:29

Time for political change and social unity in Ethiopia

Graham Peebles says a new Ethiopian prime minister and spurious reforms will not silence the cries for change, and that what is needed is the lifting of the state of emergency, general elections, the release of political prisoners, and unity among all ethnic groups and tribes. >>

Mar 20 11:12

Gina Haspel: As If Nuremberg Never Happened

Haspel’s victims waiting for death in Guantanamo cannot speak to us, though they no doubt remember their own screams as they were waterboarded. And we can still hear former CIA officer John Kiriakou say: “We did call her Bloody Gina. Gina was always very quick and very willing to use force. Gina and people like Gina did it, I think, because they enjoyed doing it. They tortured just for the sake of torture, not for the sake of gathering information.”

Mar 20 09:32

Fooling American masses with false-flag terror no longer easy

We now know for certain that the Ruling Cabal has been using USG and its secret factions in various agencies like DHS, FEMA, the FBI, the CIA, and foreign groups like the Mossad, DVD and other subcontractors, to repeatedly engineer and stage Gladio-style False-flag attacks.

More and more these Cabal ordered, USG run false-flag attacks are now being exposed for what they actually are, inside-job attacks on We The People. And they are being deployed in order to convince We The People to give up more Constitutional rights (especially the right to bear arms) in exchange for promises of increased safety from terror.

Mar 20 05:15

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: US Sets Up New Base in Syria's Largest Oil Field in Deir Ezzur

The US has established a new base in Southeastern Deir Ezzur and dispatched weapons and military equipment to the region, field sources said as Russia warned of American forces' possible attack on Syrian army positions.

The sources said on Tuesday that the US forces have built a new and advanced military base in al-Omar oilfield in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, adding that they have also transferred a large volume of arms and equipment, including missiles, military vehicles and bridge equipment to the regions of their deployment in Koniko oilfield, al-Omar oilfield and al-Jafreh.

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Mar 18 05:10

US, Britain Are Gutting Yemen for Saudi Arabia, Heading Into Dangerous Waters

With more than 17,000 people killed in the often-overlooked conflict, according to the World Health Organization, and millions more are on the brink of famine, the pressing question is why the United States and Britain are still involved in this failed war?

Despite bogus reports by “fakestream” media in the West, this near-three-year conflict is not a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, nor is it a real war between former President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Houthi Ansarullah resistance movement. It’s a war of choice by Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel against the people of Yemen based on regional designs.

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Mar 17 10:11

In torture we trust: Trump nominees Mike Pompeo & Gina Haspel signal return to medieval Bush days

Just when it appeared that orange jumpsuits and waterboarding were out of fashion, Trump called up fresh recruits from the dungeon to fill key posts in his administration. Needless to say, human rights groups are not impressed.
This week, in one fell swoop, Donald Trump announced to his 49.1 million Twitter followers a shakeup of epic proportions in his revolving-door administration.

Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is to replace Rex Tillerson as the secretary of state, while the seldom-seen CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel got sent upstairs as director of the agency, an American answer to Britain’s M, if you will – James Bond’s female boss.

Mar 17 09:38

WASHINGTON BREAKS OUT THE “JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS” NAZI DEFENSE FOR CIA DIRECTOR-DESIGNATE GINA HASPEL

The Nuremberg judges rejected the Nuremberg defense, and both Jodl and Keitel were hanged. The United Nations International Law Commission later codified the underlying principle from Nuremberg as “the fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.”

This is likely the most famous declaration in the history of international law and is as settled as anything possibly can be.

However, many members of the Washington, D.C. elite are now stating that it, in fact, is a legitimate defense for American officials who violate international law to claim they were just following orders.

Specifically, they say Gina Haspel, a top CIA officer whom President Donald Trump has designated to be the agency’s next director, bears no responsibility for the torture she supervised during George W. Bush’s administration.

Mar 17 04:38

British Scientists Balked at Pressure to Link Nerve Gas to Russia


"It is very carefully worded propaganda. Of a type developed by liars."

I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO (UK Foreign Ministry) source that Porton Down (Ministry of Defense science laboratory) scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so.

Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type developed by Russia” after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation>>>

Mar 17 04:10

Arkansas students punished with paddles for walking out:

(*the sapling of a U.S. domestic torture program , perhaps ?)

Mar 16 01:49

US and UK Trying to 'Iraq' Russia - What's Really Happening

FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW>>>

Whether Theresa May comprehends the situation, whether she resolves the internal issues, whether she's the person who's being pushed towards this decision, to blow up this scandal, it's a whole different question. However, the fact that the UK and the US share the opinion that Russia basically posts a chemical weapon threat to practically the entire world is truly incredibly disturbing>>>

Mar 16 01:37

Haley: World Must Punish Russia or They’ll Chemical Attack New York City Next

Most people may not draw an immediate connection between Salisbury and New York City. US Ambassador Nikki Haley sees a direct route from the one to the other as part of a Russian chemical weapons plot for which no real evidence exists.

Speaking at an “emergency” UN Security Council session, Haley demanded “immediate, concrete measures” against the Russians based on Britain blaming them for poisonings in Salisbury. She claimed they amount to a chemical weapons attack, and UN credibility is at stake if a permanent council member can do that.

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Mar 15 08:26

Germany: CIA deputy Gina Haspel must face arrest on travelling to Europe

ECCHR’s legal intervention filed with the German Federal Public Prosecutor (Generalbundesanwalt – GBA) is aimed at securing an arrest warrant for CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. Haspel was appointed to the post by President Donald Trump in February 2017. The information submitted to the GBA by ECCHR on 6 June 2017 documents Haspel’s role in the torture of detainees in 2002 at a secret CIA prison in Thailand. In the dossier, ECCHR argues that Haspel oversaw the daily torture of detainees at the black site in 2002 and failed to do anything to stop it.

“Those who commit, order or allow torture should be brought before a court – this is especially true for senior officials from powerful nations,” said ECCHR’s General Secretary Wolfgang Kaleck. “The prosecutor must, under the principle of universal jurisdiction, open investigations, secure evidence and seek an arrest warrant. If the deputy director travels to Germany or Europe, she must be arrested.”

Mar 14 12:53

Ex-Abu Ghraib Interrogator: Israelis Trained U.S. to Use “Palestinian Chair” Torture Device

As a former interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor for the private security firm CACI, Eric Fair was stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison and in Fallujah in 2004. While in Fallujah, he witnessed a torture device known as the Palestinian chair. He writes in his new book, “Consequence: A Memoir,” that the chair was a way to immobilize prisoners in order to break them down both physically and mentally. He also wrote that the Israeli military taught them how to use the Palestinian chair during a joint training exercise.

Mar 14 10:10

UN: US Attack On Syrian Civilians Violated International Law

Last week, war crimes investigators at the United Nations charged a U.S.-led coalition with violating international humanitarian law last year when it launched airstrikes on a school in Syria that killed at least 150 civilians.

The war crimes investigators reported that internally displaced families had been sheltering in the school since 2012. The investigators said that U.S.-led coalition forces failed to take proper precautions to avoid the loss of civilian life during the attack, which took place in al-Mansoura, near Raqqa.

The investigators disputed the claims of high-level U.S. military officials that 30 Islamic State (ISIS or IS) fighters had been targeted and killed in the attack.

Mar 14 10:04

Trump picks real-life Carrie Mathison to be CIA's first female boss after she ran a 'black site' where terrorist suspects were tortured and waterboarded 

President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and that he has selected Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo.

Haspel, 61, the current deputy CIA director, also helped carry out an order that the agency destroy its waterboarding videos.

That order prompted a lengthy Justice Department investigation that ended without charges.

Her nomination is already drawing opposition from Democrats, due to her role overseeing the torture of two terror suspects at a secret CIA prison in Thailand.

Mar 14 09:06

The CIA's New Torturer-in-Chief

Gina Haspel, President Trump's new pick to head the CIA, has played a key role in the agency's torture program -- and in covering it up, says Marcy Wheeler

Mar 14 08:40

Instead of being in jail, Haspel is CIA director

Had President Obama prosecuted Gina Haspel and other CIA torturers, she would have gone to prison. But Obama said he wanted to look forward, not back. Now the past returns. The past has that tendency.

Mar 14 08:40

New CIA Head Might Face Arrest in EU Over Role in Torture Program

Former NSA employee and whistleblower Edward Snowden speculated on Twitter that the nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, could face arrest if she sets foot in the European Union because she allegedly was involved in a torture program at a secret CIA prison.

“Interesting: The new CIA Director Haspel, who ‘tortured some folks,’ probably can’t travel to the EU to meet other spy chiefs without facing arrest due to an @ECCHRBerlin complaint to Germany’s federal prosecutor,” Snowden tweeted, while providing a link to a European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights’ report on a criminal complaint filed against Haspel in 2017.

Mar 14 07:01

What Secretary of State Tillerson’s Firing Means

Trump will go down as the Man who destroyed America and maybe the Planet.

The firing of Secretary of State Tillerson, the movement of CIA Director Pompeo to Secretary of State, and the promotion of Gina Haspel, who oversaw the secret CIA torture prisons in Thailand (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/us/politics/cia-deputy-director-gin...), indicate that the military/security complex has closed its grip on the Trump regime. There will be no more talk of normalizing relations with Russia.

Mar 14 04:31

Meet Mike Pompeo, Trump's New Hardliner Secretary of State

Pompeo was an outspoken critic of former President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, Hillary Clinton's handling of the Benghazi attack and has said former National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is a traitor who deserves a death sentence.

During an appearance on C-SPAN last February, Pompeo said Snowden should receive the death penalty for his actions
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with regards to the Iran nuclear deal, "I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism."

As a lawmaker>>>

Mar 14 04:19

Allegations Of Torture Have Blocked The Rise Of Trump's Choice To Lead The CIA Before

Gina Haspel, who Trump named to replace Mike Pompeo as CIA director, ran a black site in Thailand where two suspected terrorists were tortured during the Bush administration.

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Mar 13 12:58

The CIA’s new nominee director Gina Haspel once ran a torture site and destroyed evidence

As CIA director Mike Pompeo moves to become the United States’ secretary of state, deputy director Gina Haspel has been nominated to lead the agency. If confirmed by the Senate, she will become the first woman to run the CIA.

Haspel’s nomination will be controversial; she played a leading role (paywall) in running a US torture site abroad and later destroyed the evidence of it.

In 2002, she oversaw a secret prison in Thailand that tortured two terrorism suspects. That torture took place within the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program, in which suspected terrorists are sent to US allies, and interrogated in “black sites” on their soil.

One of the men, known as Abu Zubayda, was waterboarded 83 times in one month and was slammed into walls by the head. He was deprived of sleep and kept in a coffin-like box. Interrogators later decided he didn’t have any useful information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My bet will be that her nomination will be accepted, because this is what the US government believes is needed right now in the head of the CIA; someone with unrestrained bloodlust, who, robotically and unfailingly, hates all the enemies of the American Deep State, without ever asking why they are enemies, and is absolutely fine with having them tortured and killed to appease her Warlord Masters.

Mar 13 11:33

FLASHBACK: Elliott Abrams and Gina Haspel – ghastly choices

From the frying pan into the fire! Your new CIA director.
Gina Haspel, CIA Deputy Director
https://www.rt.com/usa/421168-haspel-cia-director-profile/

The other uninspiring appointee that unfortunately made it through the vetting process is Gina Haspel, who was named as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on February 2nd. She was reportedly involved in the rendition and torture programs ca. 2003-4 and actually was senior officer in charge of one of the overseas prisons located in Thailand, which was the epicenter of the “enhanced interrogation” program and the site where al-Qaeda prisoner Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times, “tortured so brutally that at one point he appeared to be dead.” In 2005 she also ordered the destruction of the video tapes made of the interrogations to avoid providing evidence to any congressional inquiry into what had gone on.

Mar 13 05:54

Home Office keeping torture victims in detention, inspectors report

The Home Office is keeping torture victims in detention at Europe’s largest immigration removal centre despite accepting clear evidence of their vulnerability, prison inspectors say.

An official inspection report into Harmondsworth immigration removal centre, near Heathrow, published on Tuesday says that despite accepting evidence of torture in nine out of 10 sample cases, the Home Office continued to detain all but one of the people involved.

The chief inspector of prisons, Peter Clarke, says that some of the 537 detainees held in Harmondsworth at the time of the inspection last October had been in detention for too long, with 23 held for more than a year pending their removal. One man had been held for more than four and a half years.

Mar 13 05:22

MORE MONEY: Trump Seeks Congressional Funding For 60,000-Man Army To Overthrow Assad

ISIS, or ISIL, or Islamic State*, has been almost completely defeated in Syria, but the U.S. Department of Defense is requesting an increase instead of a decrease in funding to support “Vetted Syrian Opposition,” or fighters in Syria against Syria’s Government, and it refers to these fighters as being part of America’s “strategy to defeat ISIS,” instead of as being what they now obviously are: fighters for regime-change, or to overthrow Syria’s Government (which is headed by its President Bashar al-Assad, who received 89% of the votes cast throughout Syria in the internationally monitored 2014 Presidential election).

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Mar 13 04:17

NETANYAHU GASSES HIS OWN PEOPLE

In a First, Israeli Drones Used to Drop Tear Gas on Protesters>>>

Mar 12 19:25

Israeli National News Op-ed calls on Israel to nuke Germany, Iran

'20-30 nuclear bombs will assure the job gets done,' opinion piece on right-wing Israel National News site says

Mar 12 15:24

Haley: US Prepared To Act On Syria If UN Security Council Won't

US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has warned that the US will take action in Syria on its own if the UN Security Council fails to do so. The official cited last year’s attack on a Syrian airbase as an example of possible US action.
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When the Security Council “failed to act” after the Khan Sheikhoun chemical incident last year, the US “successfully struck the airbase from which Assad had launched his chemical attack,” Haley stated>>>

(*Obama/Clinton were lying about it , but Team Trump wouldn't !)

Mar 11 09:30

Who Profits From Keeping Gaza On The Brink Of Humanitarian Catastrophe?

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>>>As long as Gaza remains on the brink of collapse, international donors keep the flow of humanitarian aid money going. If the crisis were ended and the siege lifted, it is safe to assume that that the international donors would change the type of aid they provide and return to focus on the development of the Gazan economy (as they did from 1994—2000, until the outbreak of the Second Intifada). This type of aid would likely compete with certain branches of Israeli companies and therefore threaten the Israeli economy. Keeping Gaza on the verge of collapse keeps international humanitarian aid money flowing exactly to where it benefits Israeli interests.

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(*Finally we have an American President that understands this concept .63 days till he makes Jerusalem the capital )

Mar 10 12:37

The only Jewish ghetto in the Middle East

"Aljazeera reported on 7 March that the Israeli parliament has passed a law that allows the minister of interior to revoke the residency rights of any Palestinian in Jerusalem on grounds of a “breach of loyalty” to Israel.

"Under the new measure, Israel’s interior minister, Aryeh Deri, leader of the ultra-Orthodox political party Shas and a convicted criminal, has the authority to revoke the residency documents of any Palestinian whom he deems a “threat”.

"It doesn’t take a genius to grasp that this law is racially oriented: it applies only to non-Jews. This type of law follows from the fact that Israel defines itself as the “the Jewish State” and operates as a tyrannical Jewish shtetl in which the Palestinians are Goyim du jour – a daily basis they are confronted by the most extreme forms of Jewish exceptionalism (choseness)... >>

Mar 10 08:07

BRITAIN SET TO SELL 48 NEW TYPHOON JETS TO SAUDI ARABIA - DESPITE PROTESTERS ACCUSING THE STATE OF WAR CRIMES

Britain is set to sell 48 new Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia, despite campaigners accusing the country of war crimes. A 'memorandum of intent', which aims to finalise the deal, was signed today between the government and the nation's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as he completed a three-day visit to the UK.

Mar 09 09:33

The President Wants To Execute Drug Dealers. Will That Include Those Convicted Of Cannabis Crimes?

While Attorney “good-people-don’t-smoke-marijuana” Jeff Sessions wants to amplify the war on drugs, don’t forget who appointed him: Donald Trump.

Although President Trump has, for the most part, stayed silent on drug policy, one of his alarming stances has recently been revealed, with five sources confirming to Axios that Trump has privately discussed being in favor of the death penalty for drug dealers.

Indeed, Trump has been ranting and raving about Singapore’s drug policies, with an Axios source claiming of the US president, “He says, ‘When I ask the prime minister of Singapore do they have a drug problem [the prime minister replies,] ‘No. Death penalty.’”

Mar 09 08:13

New billboard campaign raises awareness about child prisoners held by Israel

Palestine Advocacy Project’s latest billboard ad campaign intends to raise awareness about Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist who now faces up to 10 years in Israel’s military prison over an altercation with Israeli soldiers. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called for Ahed’s immediate release.

On December 19 at 3AM, the Israeli military raided and ransacked Ahed’s home, arresting her along with her mother and cousin, and charged Ahed with 12 criminal counts, including assault and incitement.

During a protest, Ahed’s 14-year-old cousin was shot in the head at close range by an Israeli soldier. Israeli soldiers then invaded the Tamimi family’s home and threatened the entire family.

Ahed demanded the soldiers leave . After they refused, the unarmed Ahed slapped one of the heavily armed soldiers. It is clear from a video that later went viral, Ahed posed no actual threat to these soldiers.

Mar 06 11:33

Israeli army’s lies can no longer salvage its image

"A half-century of occupation has not only corrupted generations of teenage Israeli soldiers who have been allowed to lord it over Palestinians. It has also needed an industry of lies and self-deceptions to make sure the consciences of Israelis are never clouded by a moment of doubt – that maybe their army is not so moral after all.">>

Mar 05 15:27

THE SPIN MACHINE BEHIND SAUDI ARABIA’S ‘HUMANITARIAN AID PLAN’ FOR YEMEN

The Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) is a new "aid" programme with the ostensible aim of "addressing immediate aid shortfalls while simultaneously building capacity for long-term improvement of humanitarian aid and commercial goods imports to Yemen". This will primarily be done through increasing the "capacities of Yemeni ports to receive humanitarian as well as commercial imports" - and all sealed with a whopping $1.5bn in aid contributions. What could possibly be wrong with that?

Mar 04 08:49

Never Forget, The US Gov’t Slaughtered Dozens in a Church Over an Illegal Gun Part

This week, President Donald Trump betrayed his base and Americans in general as he advocated for confiscating guns with no due process.

“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said.

This blatant attack on the very thing that makes America great, due process, has been in the making since before the Florida shooting, but Trump appears to be striking while the iron is hot.

The US government carried out the deadliest church massacre in history which led to the deaths of 82 men, women, and children. It all came to a violent end 25 years ago in Texas and it all began with allegations of illegal gun parts.

Mar 03 14:37

Who loves ya, Saudi?. Just the UK's Theresa May and her deluded Foreign Office, and the callous death merchants of Washington and Tel Aviv.

Stuart Littlewood highlights the sick ties that bind Britain to Saudi Arabia and are most visibly represented by its multibillion pounds arms exports to the Al Saud family kingdom – arms used to kill and maim innocent civilians in Yemen. >>

Mar 03 08:07

Detainees Recount Tales of Torture, Maltreatment by Israeli Army

The Detainees Commission published, on Thursday, a report that includes affidavits by Palestinian detainees, including those of children, of torture and maltreatment by Israeli forces, during detention and interrogation at Ofer and Etzion military camps and detention centers.

Mohammad Dawood, 17, from Beit Duqqu, northwest of Jerusalem, said Israeli forces raided his work place, attacked him, threw him to the ground, beat him brutally before detaining him. He told the commission’s attorney Loai Okkeh that one of the soldiers tried to choke him while others pointed their gun at him and threatened to kill him if he did not confess of the charges against him.

Mar 02 12:05

West, silent on Damascus shelling, threatens Ghouta action

France has joined the US and Britain in threatening Damascus with possible airstrikes in the event of further chemical weapons use in Syria.

Their threats on Friday came as terrorist groups continued shelling a safe corridor declared by the Syrian government for civilians to leave Eastern Ghouta.

Takfiri terrorists have turned the enclave on the suburbs of Damascus to a launch pad for mortar attacks on the Syrian capital.

The Syrian army is currently in the midst of an operation to drive the terrorists out of Eastern Ghouta, but it is facing a hostile West threatening attacks on Syrian troops which it accuses of targeting civilians.

Western leaders were quick to point the finger at the Syrian government after reports of chlorine release in Eastern Ghouta last week.

For years, foreign-backed militants have appeared to release chemical substances in the areas close to the site of government airstrikes and capture the aftermath on videos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The logical question which one has to ask here, is why al-Assad be gassing and poisoning his own people, when his and Russia's forces are so close to a military victory against the jihadists?!?

And here's a companion piece from the English language version of sputniknews.com:

US will turn Ghouta into a Terrorist Stronghold - Syrian General.

The US cannot do this from the air, because of Russian air defense, but is doing it on the ground, where terrorist jihadists are laying seige to small cities, and using hostages as human shields.

Mar 02 08:33

Catherine Shakdam: After Hitler, Saudis Next in History to Have Used Hunger as Weapon of War

Political analyst Catherine Shakdam says Saudi Arabia’s use of hunger as a weapon of war and unprecedented targeting of civilians are indications to the very nature of Saudi Arabia’s intentions in Yemen.

Shakdam, in an exclusive interview with FNA, said that Saudi Arabia wants “to destroy the very idea of Yemen as a sovereign nation” to ensure its own rule being the sole prevailing power in the region.

The analyst believes that the patient and resilient Yemeni people, backed by their own history and civilization, have already won the war against Saudi Arabia who has spent billions of dollars to buy military technology and mercenaries.

Mar 01 09:07

The Pentagon’s “Ides of March”: Best Month to Go to War

Is it a coincidence?

In recent history, from the Vietnam war to the present, the month of March has been chosen by Pentagon and NATO military planners as the “best month” to go to war.

With the exception of the War on Afghanistan (October 2001) and the 1990-91 Gulf War, all major US-NATO and allied led military operations over a period of more than half a century –since the invasion of Vietnam by US ground forces on March 8, 1965– have been initiated in the month of March.

The Ides of March (Idus Martiae) is a day in the Roman calendar which broadly corresponds to March 15. The Ides of March is also known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.

Lest we forget, the month of March (in the Roman Calendar) is dedicated to Mars (Martius), the Roman God of War.

For the Romans, the month of March (Martius) marked “the time to start new military campaigns.”

Feb 28 16:57

Child Jailed Under Illegal Israeli Occupation-Ahed Tamimi

The Jimmy Dore Show covers the tear jerking truth about the life of Ahed Tamimi, a child Jailed Under Illegal Israeli Occupation; A must see. Please pass this around. Thank you.

Feb 28 08:41

Iran Blasts US, Britain, France for Massacre of Yemeni Women, Children

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed the US, Britain and France for escalating war in Yemen through their arms shipments and supports for the Saudi-led coalition, saying the three UN Security Council member states are responsible for the pains, sufferings and massacre of women and children in Yemen.

Qassemi blasted the US and Britain for their unconstructive role in the UN Security Council in the past three years and their attempts to legitimize the aggressors in the Yemen war, stressing the need for ending the Saudi-led aggression against the poor Arab country.

Feb 28 08:19

WATCH: COPS FORCE MENTALLY ILL WOMAN TO STRIP NAKED, VIOLENTLY ATTACK AND PEPPER SPRAY HER

Cleveland, Ohio – Graphic Body Camera footage has been released that shows police officers forcing a mentally ill woman to remove her clothes, and then violently slamming her to the ground, covering her face with pepper spray, and forcing her to answer a series of questions before giving her medical aid.

The video was released by Cuyahoga County after a judge granted a request submitted by Cleveland.com. The evidence details an incident that took place in May 2016, after officers arrested a woman for a nonviolent offense, and a municipal court judge ordered that she be held in jail until a mental health evaluation could be conducted.

In order to conduct the evaluation, a female guard ordered the woman to go into her cell and take off her clothes. When she did not comply, the guard called for backup, and Corporal Brendan Johnson arrived.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how intense the psycological evals are for the Cleveland PD, that men who could do this could ever get possibly get hired.

Did they all actually have mothers?!? Or were they perhaps cloned in a lab of an offspring of Josef Mengele?!?

IF this is how Cleveland cops interpret "to protect and serve", residents of this city should vote with their feet, and get the hell out of Dodge. Destroy the city's tax base en masse,as moving out of the cityh is perfectly legal for people to do... at least, at the moment.

Conventions, do NOT book Cleveland as your venue, as you may get sued for setting your convention in a place which could be very hazardous to attendees' health, both mental and physical.

Feb 27 11:35

US Airstrike Kills 25, Including Children, in Eastern Syria: Slain were mostly women and children

A US airstrike in eastern Syria’s al-Shaafa region has killed at least 25 people on Monday, with more than half of the slain identified as women and children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Details on the slain are still emerging, but US spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon attempted to downplay reports, saying the US takes “all allegations seriously,” and that if any civilians were killed they’d be included in the Pentagon’s monthly list. The Pentagon, of course, tends to ultimately count only about 10-15% of the deaths in their official lists.

The al-Shaafa area is believed to be one of the last strongholds of ISIS forces inside Syria, and that has made it a popular target for airstrikes by various anti-ISIS factions. So far, however, the strikes have appeared to kill mostly just random civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The murder of a country's children, via airstrikes, is an assassination against that country's future.

In its vicious and violent attempt to partition Syria, the American Government is completely unphased by its military commiting these war crimes; I do not blame the American military for this; it is their mission, and they can shake off civilian casualties by characterising them as "collateral damage."

It is simply another manifestation of the Trump administration's "OR ELSE!!" foreign policy, one to which I am afraid that the American people have become "comfortably numb", in order to avoid having to think about this, or discuss the moral rightness of these actions.

Feb 27 07:44

The War of Trump's Hair

Narcissists don't laugh at themselves.

Can you imagine Obama laughing at himself, in public, maybe laughing at his own big ears? Never in a million years. Or Michelle? She might be going for the Democratic nomination next time, but she always projects anger. Getting her to smile is going to be tough.

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Feb 26 09:53

IONA CRAIG WON A POLK AWARD FOR HER INVESTIGATION OF A SEAL TEAM RAID THAT KILLED WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN YEMEN. HERE’S HOW SHE DID IT.

A LITTLE MORE than a year ago, on January 29, 2017, Iona Craig was at the tail end of a month-long reporting trip to Yemen. On that day, special operators from the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team 6 launched a surprise raid in a remote part of Yemen, apparently trying to capture or kill an Al Qaeda leader. This was the first covert assault of the Trump era, and the White House, which was not challenged in the U.S. media, hailed it as “highly successful.”

Except it wasn’t.

Feb 26 06:23

Terrorists Use US-Made Weapons Against Syrian Army In Eastern Damascus

The terrorist groups deployed US-made weapons against the Syrian army in Eastern Ghouta despite a UN ceasefire in Syria, sources close to terrorist groups disclosed.

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Feb 26 04:27

Trump's Budget Is a Bonanza for Hawks

The Trump administration released its budget for FY 2019 on Monday, and the reviews are in: military spending advocates are pleased and deficit hawks are dismayed. The top line steers $716 billion to various national security functions. The Pentagon will get $617 billion in its base budget, plus $69 billion to pay for the ongoing wars. Spending on nuclear weapons tucked away in the Department of Energy makes up most of the rest. Over the next five years, the Trump administration expects to spend $3.6 trillion on the nation’s military.

The size of the active-duty force will rise by 25,900, and there is more money for operations and maintenance.>>>

Feb 26 04:00

The Military’s ‘Readiness’ Scam Worked Again

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The Donald Trump administration’s defense budget request for fiscal year 2019 is out, less than a week after Congress cut an overall deal on spending levels for 2018 and 2019. Unlike the domestic spending part of the administration’s budget request, the defense numbers aren’t dead on arrival — in fact, the military can count on getting every cent. The congressional deal set new levels for defense, agreeing to $700 billion for national defense in 2018 and $716 billion in 2019. That’s nearly $165 billion more than the military had anticipated prior to this year. The United States is back to defense spending, in constant dollars, that is higher than the peak spending levels under Ronald Reagan. Only in 2010, at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, was defense spending higher.
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The reason the Pentagon’s budget is now on a long-term upswing is because the military has spent years loudly lobbying for such an increase while complaining about an alleged “readiness crisis.” Complaining works,>>>

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