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Propornot – The Cover Up Shows a Guilty Mind

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Preface by Washington’s Blog: A leading cybersecurity expert has publicly said that Mr. Eliason’s research as  presented in this article does not violate the law.  Washington’s Blog does not express an opinion … Continue reading

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TIME Editor Literally Admits He’s For Gov. Propaganda!

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Prop Or Not – Setting Up the Atlantic Council for Lawsuits

By George Eliason, an American reporter living in Ukraine. Preface by Washington’s Blog: Prop Or Not has defamed this website and many other respected American websites by falsely labeling them “Russian propaganda”. The owner of this website is an American … Continue reading

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Trump Urged Not to Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Being “Played” By Bogus Evidence on Iran NOTE: The evidence presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 30 alleging a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program shows blatant signs of … Continue reading

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The Latest Act in Israel’s Iran Nuclear Disinformation Campaign

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Dark Side of Computers, Smart Phones and Tablets: Blue Light Causes Cancer, Ruins Your Eyes and Makes You Toss and Turn at Night

I use a computer and smart phone for more than 10 hours a day. So I wasn’t happy to learn that recent scientific studies show the blue light emitted by our computers, tablets and smart phones can cause cancer, ruin … Continue reading

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Robert Mueller: Gone Fishing

By Ray McGovern and Bill Binney. McGovern is a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of … Continue reading

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Scientists Discover How to Harness the Power of Quantum Spookiness by Entangling Clouds of Atoms

Natali art collections/Shutterstock Robert Young, Lancaster University From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre. Yet the strange properties of quantum mechanics are not … Continue reading

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Never Let Anyone Call You Crazy For Doubting Establishment War Narratives

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com. There has still been no retraction or correction of The Guardian‘s demonstrably false and completely indefensible claim that two normal antiwar Twitter accounts were controlled not by real people but by bot programs based in Russia. This … Continue reading

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War Profiteers Vs The People Of The United States

By David DeGraw, ChangeMaker.Media. CONTENTS War Profiteers Vs The People of the United States EXHIBIT A: 26 Inspector General Reports Revealing $,21 Trillion in Unaccounted For Taxpayer Funding EXHIBIT B: DFAS Statements, Accounting Fraud as DoD Standard Operating Procedure EXHIBIT … Continue reading

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MSM Is Frantically Attacking Dissenting Syria Narratives, And It Looks Really Bad

By Caitlin Johnstone,   CaitlinJohnstone.com. I write a lot about how, in a political environment that is saturated in disinformation and propaganda, it’s important to ignore people’s words and watch their actions instead to get a clear picture of what’s really … Continue reading

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On the Criminal Referral of Comey, Clinton et al: Will the Constitution Hold and the Media Continue to Suppress the Story?

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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US Congressman: “In Briefing to Congress, [the Director of National Intelligence, Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State] Provided ZERO Real Evidence. Referenced Info Circulating Online”

Congressman Thomas Massie tweeted: In briefing to Congress, DNI, SecDef and SecState provided zero real evidence. Referenced info circulating online. Which means either they chose not to provide proof to Congress or they don’t have conclusive proof that Assad carried … Continue reading

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An Alternative Explanation to the Skripal Mystery

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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American and British Reporters In Syria: There Was NO Chemical Weapons Attack

Well-known British reporter Robert Fisk says that a doctor at the hospital which treated the victims of an alleged chemical weapons attack said there were no chemical weapons … and that it was a member of the White Helmets who … Continue reading

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First Western Journalist In Syrian Hospital Which Treated “Chemical Weapons” Victims Explains What REALLY Happened

Forget what the Syrian government or the Ruskies say. The first Western journalist has interviewed doctors at the hospital in Douma, Syria which supposedly treated chemical weapons victims and is announcing what really happened. In the following 1-minute clip, award-winning … Continue reading

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Syrian Regime Change: a 70-Year Project

You may assume that the idea of kicking out Syrian dictator Assad is a recent idea stemming from his brutal crackdowns on protestors starting in March 2011. Former senior CIA official Graham E. Fuller writes: Washington has sought to isolate or … Continue reading

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Attacking Syria: Thumbing Noses at Constitution and Law

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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U.S. Intelligence Officials Who Warned About False WMD Claims Before Iraq War Are Now Warning About Baseless Syrian Chemical Weapons Claims

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT:  Evidence Required for Military Decision on Syria Mr. President, We the undersigned Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity join a number of other credible experts including former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford … Continue reading

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Who Caused the Mess In Syria?

This short interview of Dr. Jeffrey Sachs fits alot into a short amount of time … especially for a mainstream news show:

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U.S. Walks Back Claim that Syrian Government Carried Out Chemical Weapons Attack

While Trump blamed the Syrian government for the alleged recent chemical weapons attack, U.S. officials made it clear today that we don’t yet know what happened. The New York Times reports: “We are continuing to assess intelligence and are engaged … Continue reading

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International Lawyers: Strike Against Syria Would Be Illegal

Originally posted by Consortium News. We are practitioners and professors of international law. Under international law, military strikes by the United States of America and its allies against the Syrian Arab Republic, unless conducted in self-defense or with United Nations … Continue reading

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Experts Skeptical of Claim that Syria Carried Out Chemical Weapons Attack

Numerous experts have expressed doubt that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack. The former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told BBC Radio Scotland regarding the alleged Douma chemical weapons attack: The Syrian government is probably not … Continue reading

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Trump’s Bombing of Syria Would Make Him a War Criminal

Trump’s bombing of Syria would be an impeachable offense. Indeed, it would be the ultimate war crime … The Nuremberg Tribunal which convicted and sentenced Nazis leaders to death conceived of wars of aggression – i.e. wars not launched in … Continue reading

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Former UK Ambassador to Syria: Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Was STAGED By Islamic Jihadi Propagandists, It Is Likely No One Died

The former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told BBC Radio Scotland regarding the alleged Douma chemical weapons attack: The Syrian government is probably not guilty The sources claiming there was a chemical weapons attack are pro-Islamist jihadi propaganda outlets … Continue reading

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Trump Statements On War with Syria

Today: Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and … Continue reading

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Attacking Syria Is Impeachable

Written by the Institute for Public Accuracy. Originally posted at Accuracy.org. Francis Boyle is professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He said today: “Any U.S. attack targeting the Syrian government or its forces would … Continue reading

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Red Crescent Says No Evidence of Chemical Attack in Syria’s Douma

By Jason Ditz. Originally published at Antiwar.com. All rights reserved to Antiwar.  The Syrian Red Crescent issued a statement Monday dismissing the allegations of a weekend chemical weapon attack in the city of Douma. The statement insisted their medical personnel … Continue reading

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Trump Wags the Dog to Distract from His Legal Troubles

After Trump’s long-time personal lawyer and business associate Michael Cohen’s office and home got raided by the FBI, Trump admitted the U.S. didn’t yet know who was behind the alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack. Yet he tweeted that Assad is … Continue reading

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Tucker Carlson Destroys Trump’s Case For War Against Syria

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Syria – Any U.S. Strike Will Lead to Escalation

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Syria – Any U.S. Strike Will Lead to Escalation. Yesterday’s alleged ‘gas attack’ in east Ghouta likely never happened. A video shows a number of presumably dead kids in … Continue reading

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Another False Flag – Will Trump Escalate In Syria?

Congressman Ron Paul on the crisis in Syria:

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The Rush to War

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. I have never ruled out the possibility that Russia is responsible for the attack in … Continue reading

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The Time for a Massive Anti-War Movement is Now

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, An alleged new ‘chemical incident’ in Syria reminds of a similar series of events we saw last year. We are told to believe that each time the U.S. pulls back from the … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of the British Claims of “Russian” Poisoning

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. “Comrade Putin, we have successfully stockpiled novichoks in secret for ten years, and kept them … Continue reading

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State Dept Accuses Russia And Syria Of Gassing Civilians Before Any Investigation

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com Just weeks ago, two firebreathing neoconservative war whores were promoted to the highest echelons of influence within the Trump administration. The new National Security Advisor John Bolton only has one key on his piano, and that … Continue reading

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Why the Russian Double-Agent Skripal Could Not Have Been Poisoned with “Novichok”

The leaders of the U.S., U.K., France and other Western countries have said they are positive that Putin’s Russia poisoned the Russian double agents living in Salisbury, the Skripals, using a deadly, military grade “Novichok” nerve agent which is of … Continue reading

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The Oldest Trick In the Book: False Flags to “Justify” War

Painting by Anthony Freda Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror Scores of government officials throughout the world have admitted (either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos) to carrying out – … Continue reading

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The “Russian” Poisoning of the Skirpals In Context

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you know that the British government falsely claimed that irrefutable evidence proved that the Russian government was behind the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter using a … Continue reading

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Brave New World Revisited and the Disease of Over-Organization

By Michael Krieger, via Liberty Blitzkrieg, When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it … Continue reading

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Who is Behind “Fake News”? Fake Videos and Images

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research. While the independent and alternative media (including Global Research) are accused of publishing “fake news”, the routine publication of  “fake news” by the corporate media is invariably overlooked.  While those who criticize the mainstream media are tagged as “conspiracy theorists”, … Continue reading

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Coming Attraction: Lunatic Loose in West Wing

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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The “Russian Poisoning” Farce: Knobs and Knockers

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. What is left of the government’s definitive identification of Russia as the culprit in the … Continue reading

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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet

By Ellen Brown, EllenBrown.com   Bayer and Monsanto have a long history of collusion to poison the ecosystem for profit. The Trump administration should veto their merger not just to protect competitors but to ensure human and planetary survival. Two new … Continue reading

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All Russiagate Roads Lead To London As Evidence Emerges Of Joseph Mifsud

By Elizabeth Vos, Disobedient Media Over the last few months, Professor Joseph Mifsud has become a feather in the cap for those pushing the Trump-Russia narrative. He is characterized as a “Russian” intelligence asset in mainstream press, despite his declarations to … Continue reading

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More Evidence That The UK’s Russia Narrative Is A Verdict In Search Of A Crime

By Caitlin Johnstone,  CaitlinJohnstone.com. Two weeks ago, the Right Honourable Boris Johnson was asked by a German journalist how the UK government could be so very certain so very early on that the Kremlin was behind the poisoning of a former … Continue reading

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Johnson and May Hide as their Lies Dissolve

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector i.e. Chancellor of the University of Dundee. Originally published at  CraigMurray.org.uk . The government has attempted to control the narrative by finally admitting, as they have … Continue reading

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The Poison in our Body Politic

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector i.e. Chancellor of the University of Dundee. Originally published at   CraigMurray.org.uk . As Porton Down now confirm, here is a straightforward lie from the Foreign and … Continue reading

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Everything Keeps Changing About The Skripal Narrative Except Russia Definitely Did It

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com The latest news update on the notorious Skripal case is that the source of the alleged Novichok poisoning may have been a cereal brought to the Skripals by a family friend who happens to work for a … Continue reading

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Let’s Investigate John Brennan … Time to find out if CIA interfered in the 2016 election

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at the    Unz Review. Republished with permission of the author. LinkBookmarkFormer Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan, a Barack Obama friend and protégé … Continue reading

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Newsflash: President Donald J. Trump Had Sex With A Whore Twelve Years Ago

By James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com Newsflash: President Donald J. Trump had sex with a whore twelve years ago. Let that sink into your limbic lobes, you poor, opiated, Facebook-addled, morbidly-obese, fly-over nation of lumbering, deplorable, gun-gripping, Jesus-haunted voters. A … Continue reading

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

By Caitlin Johnstone,     CaitlinJohnstone.com 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 … Continue reading

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Neocons Are Back With a Big War Budget and Big War Plans

By Ron Paul,  The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity On Friday, President Trump signed the omnibus spending bill for 2018. The $1.3 trillion bill was so monstrous that it would have made the biggest spender in the Obama … Continue reading

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Enough Is Enough: If You Really Want to Save Lives, Take Aim at Government Violence

By constitutional and civil rights attorney John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “It is often the case that police shootings, incidents where law enforcement officers pull the trigger on civilians, are left out of the conversation on gun violence. But a … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson A Categorical Liar

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. Evidence submitted by the British government in court today proves, beyond any doubt, that Boris … Continue reading

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Trump Should Withdraw Chief Torturer’s CIA Nomination

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Request to Withdraw Nomination of Gina Haspel EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With respect, we veteran intelligence officers from CIA and other agencies urge you to withdraw the nomination of Gina Haspel … Continue reading

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Dems Kept Cheerleading Bush-Era Neocons; Now There’s One In The White House

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com As so many of us have been dreading, PNAC’s favorite bloodthirsty child killer John Bolton has been added to the Trump administration. And as many half-jokingly predicted, Democrats seized on this opportunity to accuse Bolton of … Continue reading

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Anti-War Trump Voters Just Officially Ran Out Of Valid Reasons To Support This President

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com Mere days after promoting Mike “I’m going to make the CIA a much more vicious agency” Pompeo to Hillary Clinton’s old job as Secretary of State, President Trump has replaced his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster with … Continue reading

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Trump Presidency = Bush’s 3rd Term

Trump rightly criticized George W. Bush for getting us into the disastrous Iraq war. But now Trump’s presidency is turning into Bush’s third term … Trump is appointing John Bolton as his National Security Adviser. Who’s Bolton? He’s one of … Continue reading

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Russiagate Comes to England

 By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at Unz Review. Republished with permission of the author. I don’t know what happened in Salisbury England on March 4th, but it appears that … Continue reading

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Whataboutism is a Nonsensical Propaganda Term Used to Defend the Failed Status Quo

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg, If you spend any time on Twitter, you’ll probably be familiar with the latest pathetic attempt to defend and insulate the U.S. status quo from criticism. It centers around the usage of an infantile … Continue reading

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Tolerance Cuts Both Ways: Freedom for the Speech We Hate

By constitutional and civil rights attorney John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Those who created this country chose freedom. With all of its dangers. And do you know the riskiest part of that choice they made? They actually believed that we could … Continue reading

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Former CIA Chief Brennan Running Scared

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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McCabe: A War on or in the FBI?

By Former FBI agent – and a 2002 Time Person of the Year – Colleen Rowley. Originally posted at Consortium News. Republished with permission. The explanation from Andrew McCabe that he was fired merely due to his staunch support of … Continue reading

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Intel Committee Rejects Basic Underpinning of Russiagate

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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British Scientists Confirm So-Called “Russian” Poison May NOT Be Russian

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO [Britain’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office] … Continue reading

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As Trump Moves Toward War, “The Resistance” Refuses to Resist

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Tuesday’s post, It’s Impossible to Overstate How Terrible Mike Pompeo Is, laid out the view that Trump’s firing of Rex Tillerson represents a major shift toward war footing for the Trump administration, with … Continue reading

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The Russian Spy Poisoning Story Is Indeed Another Iraqi WMD Scam

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. As recently as 2016 Dr Robin Black, Head of the Detection Laboratory at the UK’s … Continue reading

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Torture-Tainted CIA and State Nominees Recall Failure to Prosecute Bush-Era Abuses

By Nat Parry, Consortium News. President Donald Trump’s nominations of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA and Mike Pompeo to be America’s top diplomat are the latest indications of steadily eroding human rights standards in the United States and the … Continue reading

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Trump Promotes Longtime Russia Hawk Just as Russiagate Loses Momentum

By Caitlin Johnstone,  CaitlinJohnstone.com, Rex Tillerson, whose hotly scrutinized ties to Russia have been a centerpiece of Rachel Maddow’s conspiratorial ravings for many months, has been fired. Replacing him as Secretary of State will be Mike Pompeo, who has been a consistent and longstanding Russia hawk for years, … Continue reading

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It’s Impossible to Overstate How Terrible Mike Pompeo Is

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, When the director of the CIA, an unelected public servant, publicly demonizes a publisher such as WikiLeaks as a “fraud,” “coward” and “enemy,” it puts all journalists on notice, or should. Pompeo’s … Continue reading

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BREAKING: House Intelligence Committee Finds No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion

By Kenneth Whittle, Disobedient Media. Republished with permission. This afternoon, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence announced that its’ investigation into Russia active measures targeting the 2016 U.S. election has finally come to an end. In concluding its investigation, … Continue reading

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Gang of Four: Senators Call for Tillerson to Enter into Arms Control Talks with the Kremlin

By Gilbert Doctorow and Ray McGovern. McGovern is a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of … Continue reading

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Washington’s Blog Reader Comments

Both Disqus – which runs the comment program here – and writer Eric Zuesse have noted that the comments have dropped to near zero. Please let us know whether: (1) Your comments are being blocked by Disqus; (2) You haven’t … Continue reading

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‘Progressive’ Journalists Jump the Shark on Russiagate

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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What’s Going Down in China is Very Dangerous – Part 2

Submitted By Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg, One of the more concerning ramifications of China’s recent turn toward a more totalitarian stance at home is what it means for the geopolitical environment in the years ahead. Several people asked in the … Continue reading

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What’s Going Down in China is Very Dangerous – Part 1

Submitted By Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg, I’m sure all of you are aware of the dramatic power play pulled off over the weekend by China’s Communist Party to eliminate term limits for both the president and vice president. Prior to the … Continue reading

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Armed And Dangerous: If Police Don’t Have To Protect The Public, What Good Are They?

By constitutional and civil law attorney John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute In the American police state, police have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later. In fact, police don’t usually need much incentive to shoot and kill members … Continue reading

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How the NSA Can Greatly Reduce Mass School Shootings

Preface:Instead of spying on Americans to crush dissent,  consolidate power, or gather sensitive information for blackmail, the NSA could actually do something useful. The NSA could reduce the number of mass shootings using existing technology and resources. Remember, virtually all … Continue reading

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10 ways schools, parents and communities can prevent school shootings now

While politicians debate control, local communities can act now to keep kids safer at school. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Elizabeth Englander, Bridgewater State University After a shooter killed 17 people at a Florida high school, many have expressed frustration at the … Continue reading

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Mueller Indictment – The “Russian Influence” Is A Commercial Marketing Scheme

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Mueller Indictment – The “Russian Influence” Is A Commercial Marketing Scheme. Yesterday the U.S. Justice Department indicted the Russian Internet Research Agency on some dubious legal grounds. It covers … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Establishment Frauds Hate Trump and Obsess About Russia

 Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, PVE, then, is first and foremost a narrative device: a tool used, largely unconsciously, to inject fresh legitimacy into a war on terror that by 2008 had fallen into disrepute. More specifically, … Continue reading

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Nunes: FBI and DOJ Perps Could Be Put on Trial

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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Merchants of Death: America’s Toxic Cult of Violence Turns Deadly

By constitutional and civil rights attorney John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of death. Given the … Continue reading

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Why the Evidence Mueller has for the Indicting 13 Russian Nationals is Fraudulent

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Let’s get down to brass tacks and avoid any confusion. The evidence Robert Mueller is using looks like parts of two different Information operations against the USA by agents from foreign … Continue reading

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A Crisis in US Intelligence- The Unthinkable Consequences of Outsourcing US Intel

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. We’ve looked at what makes up the top level of the deep state. When you peel back a few layers, it’s the same 1% that own the wealth of the country. … Continue reading

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Is John Brennan the Mastermind Behind Russiagate?

Authored by Mike Whitney via Unz.com, The report (“The Dossier”) that claims that Donald Trump colluded with Russia, was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. The company that claims that Russia hacked DNC computer servers, was paid … Continue reading

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Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. In part one of this series, we looked at the top level of the privatized intelligence community showing that large for-profit companies and individual actors have other interests in mind than … Continue reading

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The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute.   “Why throw money at defense when everything is falling down around us? Do we need to spend more money on our military (about $600 billion this year) than the next seven countries combined? … Continue reading

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U.S. Intelligence Crisis Poses a Threat to the World (Part 1)

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Back in 1991, during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the general consensus of the intelligence community was that America needed a strong Russia. Russians bore the weight of dismantling the … Continue reading

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The Empire’s Horrifying Plot To Franchise The White Helmets Worldwide

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com. I sat down with my coffee this beautiful Australian morning to watch two of my favorite independent media figures jam together in a Corbett Report interview of renowned independent investigative journalist Vanessa Beeley. About two-thirds of … Continue reading

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Breaking: US-Backed Free Syrian Army Group Shoots Down Russian Jet, Kills Pilot

By Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. The Jaysh al-Nasr rebel group in Syria, part of the US-backed Free Syrian Army, has posted footage of its fighters celebrating the shoot-down of a Russian Suhkoi-25 jet fighter in … Continue reading

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The Increasing Likelihood Of Nuclear War Should Straighten Out All Our Priorities

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via CaitlinJohnstone.com, A Russian pilot has been killed by US-armed terrorists in Syria. The Ron Paul Institute‘s Daniel McAdams writes the following about this new development: “The scenario where a US-backed, US-supplied jihadist group in Syria … Continue reading

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Nunes Memo Reports Crimes at Top of FBI and DOJ

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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The Biggest Nunes Memo Revelations Have Little To Do With Its Content

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com. I think it’s very fitting that the ever-tightening repetitive loops of America’s increasingly schizophrenic partisan warfare have finally hit peak shrillness and skyrocketed into a white noise singularity on Groundhog Day. Right about now I feel … Continue reading

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Here’s the Nunes Memo On the FBI and Russia Investigation … Read It For Yourself

Here it is in text form … To:                   HPSCI Majority Members From:              HPSCI Majority Staff Subject:           Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Purpose This memorandum provides Members an update on … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Democrats Love Bush Now

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com. Will Farrell recently returned to his familiar role as George W Bush on Saturday Night Live doing a bit about the recent news that the 43rd US president is now enjoying soaring popularity among Democrats. It … Continue reading

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Will Congress Face Down the Deep State?

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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Foxes in Charge of Intelligence Hen House

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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We Can Do A Lot Better Than This

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. Politics is absolutely hopeless. That’s why everything has gone wrong. You have ninety-nine percent … Continue reading

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Destroying Syria: Why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at the Unz Review. Republished with permission of the author. The Donald Trump administration is planning to install a 30,000 strong armed “security force” in … Continue reading

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How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money

By Ellen Brown, EllenBrown.com In a blatant example of “do as I say, not as I do,” the US government is profiting handsomely by accepting marijuana cash in the payment of taxes while imposing huge penalties on banks for accepting … Continue reading

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Things Are Getting Worse, Not Better: Round Ups, Checkpoints and National ID Cards

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney at the Rutherford Institute, “The roundups are getting worse. The checkpoints are getting worse. The harassment is getting worse. The things we were worried would happen are happening.”—Angus Johnston, professor at the … Continue reading

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The NSA Is a Blackmail Agency

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, The main function of the National Security Administration is to collect the dirt on members of the house and senate, the staffs, principal contributors, and federal judges. The dirt is used to enforce silence about … Continue reading

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The British Empire In Yemen

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. Over the holidays, I began watching a Netflix/BBC series entitled The Last Post, which revolves around a contingent of British troops in the early 1960s stationed in Aden, a port city in Yemen, … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

By Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, and Senior Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.  A former economics professor, Dr. Roberts is listed by Who’s Who in America … Continue reading

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The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Americas: Where the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Go to Jail

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, the Rutherford Institute. “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media: The Evil Empire

By Anthony Freda of AnthonyFreda.com. Originally posted at Medium. As it becomes increasingly clear that yesterday’s conspiracy theories are today’s real news, the call to kill the messengers just gets more shrill and hysterical. The attacks on free speech with … Continue reading

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Censorship “Is The Cause Of Every Revolution In Human History”

In response to a question about stopping “fake news”, Edward Snowden notes: Censorship does not do good. We might want to believe it does, and this gets into the fake news problem, for example, that if we just empower Facebook … Continue reading

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Prominent Nobel Prize Winning Economist Called for Cryptocurrency In 1999

Preface: Cryptocurrencies may be in a speculative bubble. And they may be taken over by people trying to push a corrupt agenda. But even so, the genesis of the idea for crypto was one of freedom from government oppression. Milton … Continue reading

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Who Are the Leading State Sponsors of Terrorism?

By former CIA officer Philip Giraldi. Originally published by the Strategic Culture Foundation. As 2017 draws to a close, it is difficult to be optimistic about what will be coming in the new year. The American President, whose margin of victory … Continue reading

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Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?”

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?” EXECUTIVE SUMMARY/BACKGROUND  We are concerned by recent strident and stark public statements from key members of your Administration that paint Iran … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now: 2017 Was Another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

By constitutional and civil rights lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute.   “Everyday the future looks a little bit darker.” ― Alan Moore, Watchmen Nothing has changed. Just our luck that 2017 gave us more of the same bad news … Continue reading

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Powers that Be Try to Take Down Washington’s Blog

The powers-that-be took down the site yesterday with a massive hacking attack. We must be doing something right …  As they say, “If you’re not taking flak, you’re not over the target”. Please donate (Bitcoin or Paypal donation buttons are … Continue reading

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Treason: Presidential Candidates Successfully Conspired with Foreign Leaders to Thwart Official American Policy and Drag Out War

Long-time rumors about presidential candidate Nixon conspiring to delay the ending of the Vietnam War were recently confirmed. A year ago, historian and journalist John A Farrell wrote in the New York Times: A newfound cache of notes left by … Continue reading

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There Are Now So Many Admissions by Government Officials of False Flag Terror that Only the Willfully Ignorant Still Doubt the Reality of the Concept

Painting by Anthony Freda Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror Scores of government officials throughout the world have admitted (either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos) to carrying out – … Continue reading

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Newsweek: “U.S. Government Planned False Flag Attacks to Start War”

Mainstream Media Admits that False Flags Are Real Last month, Newsweek ran an article headlined (all caps in original Newsweek title): U.S. GOVERNMENT PLANNED FALSE FLAG ATTACKS TO START WAR WITH SOVIET UNION, JFK DOCUMENTS SHOW The article notes: The … Continue reading

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Newly-Declassified Documents Show Western Leaders Promised Gorbachev that NATO Would Not Move “One Inch Closer” to Russia

The U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union at the time it broke up and many other experts have said that the West promised Gorbachev that – if the USSR allowed German re-unification – NATO wouldn’t move “one inch closer” to … Continue reading

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No One Wants the Internet of Things … Other than Big Brother

We’ve previously noted that no one wants the Internet of Things aka IoT (other than Big Brother and a handful of companies which are trying to make a quick buck off of us). For months, I’ve taken screenshots of IoT … Continue reading

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Daniel Ellsberg: U.S. Military Planned First Strike On Every City In Russia and China … and Gave Many Low-Level Field Commanders the Power to Push the Button

Daniel Ellsberg – America’s most famous whistleblower, the former military analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers which helped end the Vietnam war – has just published a book revealing that he was also one of the main nuclear war planners … Continue reading

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How Unusual Is It for An Incoming Administration to Talk to Russian Leaders?

Those who want to impeach Trump say his contacts (through Flynn and others) with high-level Russians, such as Russian Ambassador Kislyak, was treason … or at the very least an impeachable offense. Others – without any proof – say that … Continue reading

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The Fatcats Launch a Red Scare Every 20 to 30 Years

Edward Herman was a professor of finance at the Wharton School of Business.  He was also a well-known writer and historian, who co-wrote a number of books with “the World’s top public intellectual“, Noam Chomsky. Herman says that fatcats launch a … Continue reading

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What Orwell Failed To Predict Is That We’d Buy The Cameras Ourselves, And That Our Biggest Fear Would Be That Nobody Was Watching

Great quote from Keith Lowell Jensen: What Orwell failed to predict is that we'd buy the cameras ourselves, and that our biggest fear would be that nobody was watching. — Keith Lowell Jensen (@keithlowell) June 20, 2013

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Nervous About Traffic Stops? I Am. You Should Be, Too

By John Whitehead, Constitutional and Civil Rights Lawyer, the Rutherford Institute. “Quit resisting.”—Cops yell at compliant young man who was thrown to the ground, beaten, arrested and hospitalized for severe injuries to his face and arm, allegedly in retaliation for … Continue reading

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For 70 Years, the New York Times Has Heralded Saudi Leaders As “Reformers”

Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University Abdullah Al-Arian has written an epic tweetstorm showing that the “paper of record” has long pretended that the leaders of our close “friends” (cough … radical head-choppers) the Saudis are on the verge … Continue reading

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Why Mueller Is REALLY Indicting Flynn

Mueller Versus Flynn The mainstream narrative is that squeaky-clean special prosecutor Robert Mueller is going to indict Trump’s one-time foreign policy advisor Michael Flynn because Flynn is in the pocket of the Russians and the Turks. But the truth might be … Continue reading

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Did the US allow ISIS to escape to keep the fighting going?

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at the Unz Review. Republished with permission of the author. Americans have been living in a country that has not known peace since 9/11, when … Continue reading

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Brennan and Clapper: Elder Statesmen or Serial Fabricators?

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at Smirking Chimp (republished with permission of the author). On Sunday, Former CIA Director John Brennan and Former National Intelligence Director (NID) James Clapper appeared on CNN’s morning talk show, State of the Union, to … Continue reading

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How America’s Deep State Operates to Control the Message

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at the Stategic Culture. Republished with permission of the author. It is not possible to overstate the power of certain constituencies and corporate lobbies in … Continue reading

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Another False Flag Terror ADMISSION: Snipers In the Ukraine “Protests”

Snipers Fired At BOTH Police and Protesters In Ukraine Remember the protests in Ukraine which led to the old leader being replaced? If you’ll recall,  the ruthless slaughter of people by snipers was the event which turned world opinion against the Ukrainian … Continue reading

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How to Instantly Prove (Or Disprove) Russian Hacking of U.S. Election

It’s newsworthy that CIA head Mike Pompeo recently met with Bill Binney – who designed the NSA’s electronic surveillance system – about potential proof that the DNC emails were leaked rather than hacked. It’s also noteworthy that the usual suspects … Continue reading

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Mocking Trump Doesn’t Prove Russia’s Guilt

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: Honor the Soldier … Scorn the Chickenhawk

Honor the Veterans We honor the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. Some of the most generous, dedicated, brave people we have ever met are veterans. But the government scorns them … Veterans returning from … Continue reading

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Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A new United Nations-sponsored report on the April 4 sarin … Continue reading

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“False Flags” Are So Common that U.S. Officials Commonly Discuss Them

Despite the attempt to marginalize the concept, “false flags” are so common that U.S. officials frequently use that phrase. For example, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell: Former Director for Transnational Threats on the U.S. National … Continue reading

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Crisis Actors Busted Staging a False Flag

Here is an amusing example of crisis actors staging a false flag terror attack (wait for it):

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Forget the Emails … DNC Chair ADMITS DNC and Clinton Rigged Election Against Sanders

Forget the hacked/leaked emails showing that the Democratic National Committee stole the primary from Sanders and handed it to Clinton. Forget whether the Ruskies hacked the emails in an attempt to throw the election to Trump or whether a DNC … Continue reading

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13 Shocking Facts About Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller

Talking heads act like Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is fair, impartial and unbiased. But the facts are a wee bit different … Failure to Aggressively Prosecute the BCCI Scandal The BBC noted: [Mueller] is also known for leading the probe … Continue reading

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Declassified JFK Papers Reveal Yet ANOTHER False Flag

The JFK assassination papers which were declassified yesterday reveal: The minutes of the March 5, 1962 Special Group Augmented meeting state that “Mr. Johnson (U. Alexis Johnson) [U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Thailand and Czechoslovakia and Under Secretary for Political Affairs at … Continue reading

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If You Want to Understand the Next 10 Years, Study Spain

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Some of you may be confused as to why a U.S. citizen living in Colorado has become so completely obsessed with what’s going on in Spain. Bear with me, there’s a method … Continue reading

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Iran and 9/11: Down the Rabbit Hole of Blame

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Largely unreported and … Continue reading

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Trump Bows to Neocons, Netanyahu

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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America First is a Joke. Wall Street Wins Again

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I know I must sound like a broken record by now, but Wall Street owns the U.S. economy and until that’s dealt with, the American public will continue to be preyed upon … Continue reading

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What Did Hillary Clinton Know?

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). The revelation that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National … Continue reading

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Blaming Russia for the Internet ‘Sewer’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). With the U.S. government offering tens of millions of dollars … Continue reading

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Under the Trump administration, US airstrikes are killing more civilians

Smoke from an airstrike rises in the background as a man flees during fighting between Iraqi special forces and IS militants in Mosul, Iraq, on May 17, 2017. AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo Steven Feldstein, Boise State University When President Donald Trump … Continue reading

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This Is How Tyranny Rises and Freedom Falls: The Experiment in Freedom Is Failing

By John Whitehead, Constitutional and Civil Rights Lawyer, the Rutherford Institute. “Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn’t … Continue reading

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Empire Destroying Wars Are Coming to America Under Trump – Part 3

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The first two parts of this series focused on how Trump-specific factors could lead the American empire into another series of foolish and highly destructive wars. Part 1 discussed my concerns regarding … Continue reading

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Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, the Rutherford Institute. “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”        – Frank Herbert Power corrupts. … Continue reading

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Empire Destroying Wars Are Coming to America Under Trump – Part 1

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, There are a variety of reasons Trump supporters voted the way they did in November, but one clear message many found attractive was the idea his administration would be driven by an … Continue reading

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A Revealing Look at Why the U.S. Constitution Was Actually Adopted

By Thomas S. Neuberger, Esq. Originally published by the Rutherford Institute. Review: “The Quartet – Orchestrating The Second American Revolution, 1783–1789,” by Joseph J. Ellis (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) “In the long run – and this was probably Madison’s most … Continue reading

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Russia-gate Jumps the Shark

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A key distinction between propaganda and journalism is that manipulative … Continue reading

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Catalonia’s Referendum Unmasks Authoritarianism in Spain

Monica Clua Losada, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley I have long worried about the rise of authoritarianism in the European Union. The Spanish government’s violent crackdown during the Catalonia referendum on Oct. 1 is the latest crisis to challenge … Continue reading

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The End Of Empire: “The Death Spiral Appears Unstoppable”

By Pulitzer prize winning reporter Chris Hedges. Originally published at Truth Dig. Reprinted with permission. Mr. Fish The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East and vast military … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings: The Military-Entertainment Complex’s Culture of Violence Turns Deadly

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of … Continue reading

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When Did Congress Vote to Aid the Saudi’s Yemen War?

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Don’t Become A Right-Wing Snowflake

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg…Reason and free inquiry are the … Continue reading

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The Rise of the New McCarthyism

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Make no mistake about it: the United States has entered … Continue reading

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How an economic theory helped mire the United States in Vietnam

Rostow, front right, visited Vietnam in 1961. AP Photo/Fred Waters Peter Hilsenrath, University of the Pacific Questions of how the U.S. got mired in the Vietnam War and whether it was ultimately winnable have fascinated historians for half a century … Continue reading

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WPost Pushes More Dubious Russia-bashing

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Some people are calling the anti-Russian hysteria being whipped up … Continue reading

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More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative

By William Binney and Ray McGovern. Bill Binney worked for NSA for 36 years, retiring in 2001 as the technical director of world military and geopolitical analysis and reporting; he created many of the collection systems still used by NSA. … Continue reading

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The Future Will Be Decentralized

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to … Continue reading

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Trump Falls in Line with Interventionism

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In discussing President Trump, there is always the soft prejudice … Continue reading

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Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police State’s Panopticon Village

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “We’re run by the Pentagon, we’re run by Madison Avenue, we’re run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don’t revolt we’ll … Continue reading

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UAE: Financial and Transit Hub of 9/11 Terror

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Everyone knows about … Continue reading

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Self-Defense Part 4: Inexpensive Self-Defense Tools

Here’s a quick round-up of inexpensive self-defense tools … Hoffner Folding Knife In many blue states like mine, it’s illegal to carry switchblades or even assisted-opening knives … A reader suggested a Hoffner knife.  Made by a top firearm and … Continue reading

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What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and … Continue reading

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Echoes of Iraq-WMD Fraud in Syria

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). The New York Times and other Western media have learned … Continue reading

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The USS Liberty Wins One!

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at the Unz Review. Republished with permission of the author. On June 8th 1967 the United States Navy intelligence ship the U.S.S. Liberty was attacked … Continue reading

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America’s Willful Negligence Concerning the 9/11 Attacks

By Joe Giambrone, Political Film Blog. Since December 2002, at the latest, it became glaringly obvious that certain individuals in the US government had lied about how the 9/11 attacks had come to be. When the Bush administration censored the official congressional … Continue reading

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Self-Defense: Bulletproof SHIRT

Everyone knows that guns are great for protecting yourself. But most people forget that all adversarial contests involve both offense and defense. If you’ve got a gun – but the bad guy gets off the first shot with his gun … Continue reading

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Self-Defense: Knife-Resistant Clothing

Top self-defense teachers admit that it is very difficult to defend against  a knife attack … A knife can cut you from many different angles. And – unlike the artificial dance step choreography most defense instructors peddle – knife attacks … Continue reading

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More Misleading Russia-gate Propaganda

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). There is an inherent danger of news organizations getting infected … Continue reading

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What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme

The rainfall from Harvey has now exceeded the amount from the previous record-bearer, Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University Fifty inches of rain. Nine trillion gallons of water. The Gulf Coast of Texas, … Continue reading

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Freedom for the Speech We Hate: The Legal Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought — not … Continue reading

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Bankrupting Terror: Blocking the Saudi Aramco IPO

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Who’s the most … Continue reading

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Twice As Many Americans Think Confederate Monuments “Should Remain In All Public Spaces” As Believe They “Should Be Removed From All Public Spaces”

A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll finds finds that twice as many Americans want to keep Confederate monuments in public spaces as want to remove them: The Aug. 18-21 poll found that 54 percent of adults said Confederate monuments “should remain … Continue reading

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Top Institutions and Economists Now Say Globalization Increases Inequality

World Bank, IMF, BIS, NBER, McKinsey Now Admit that Globalization Increases Inequality We’ve all heard that globalization lifts all boats and increases our prosperity … But mainstream economists and organizations are now starting to say that globalization increases inequality. The National Bureau … Continue reading

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Chaos in Charlottesville: No One Gave Peace a Chance, Including the Police

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? …No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders … an uncontrolled or uncontrollable … Continue reading

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Break from the Madness: A Week In Hawaii

Also check out our travel pictures from Bali, Costa Rica, and France. Charlottesville, North Korea … things are crazy. These pics from a week in Maui with my family will provide a quick break from the madness …  

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Police Busted Framing Innocent People

Documented Corruption In Law Enforcement Police have been busted framing innocent people in numerous ways.  For example: A British judge found that British police framed four innocent men of carrying out an IRA bombing Judges in India say that police … Continue reading

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Royal Advisors Have Advocated False Flag Terrorism for More Than 2,000 Years

Kautilya (also called “Chanakya”) was a royal advisor thousands of years ago in ancient India.   His writing is considered an important precursor to much modern thought.  Wikipedia notes: He is considered the pioneer of the field of political science and … Continue reading

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter: FBI Report Shows It Was Seth Rich – Not Russians – Who Gave DNC Emails to Wikileaks

We’ve noted for many months that the DNC emails were leaked by an insider, not hacked by the Russians. Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh – who revealed in 1974 that the CIA was spying on Americans, who broke the … Continue reading

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Help Us Expose More Hard-Hitting Truth!

We’ve only had a couple of fundraisers for Washington’s Blog over the 10 years we’ve been live.  But we need a little infusion to keep us going … especially after our site has been blacklisted as part of a move towards … Continue reading

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How Farming Giant Seaweed Can Feed Fish and Fix the Climate

Preface by Washington’s Blog: This article is inline with our personal approach to climate issues. Specifically, to break out of the all-or-nothing impasse where everyone is screaming at the other side and no constructive dialog is taking place, all of … Continue reading

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False Flag Terrorism Isn’t a “Theory” … It’s ADMITTED and Widespread

Painting by Anthony Freda Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either … Continue reading

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The Real Costs of Cheap Surveillance

Who’s collecting your data, and what are they using your data for? Brian A. Jackson/Shutterstock.com Jonathan Weinberg, Wayne State University Surveillance used to be expensive. Even just a few years ago, tailing a person’s movements around the clock required rotating … Continue reading

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Feds Deploy Massive ‘Pre-Crime’ Dragnet on Millions of Americans

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at The American Conservative. Republished with permission of the author. Once upon a time one applied for a government position that required a clearance with … Continue reading

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NSA Officials and Computer Expert: Forensic Evidence Proves DNC Emails Were LEAKED, Not Hacked

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job? Executive Summary Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data … Continue reading

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How Trump Can Avoid Impeachment: Order NSA to Declassify All Intel On Democratic Email Leaks

Donald Trump Jr’s. emails regarding an apparent overture regarding Russian information on Hillary Clinton has created an absolute firestorm. Whether or not the emails are a “smoking gun” or simply horrible optics, momentum towards impeachment has just taken a big leap … Continue reading

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Trump Jr.’s Meeting with Russian Lawyer: Smoking Gun … Or Tempest In a Teapot?

The meeting between President Trump’s son – Donald Jr. – and a Russian lawyer is causing many people who wrote off Russia’s attempt to influence the American election as fake news to reconsider. What do you think? Is this the … Continue reading

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Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion

By Joe Lauria. Originally published at Consortium News. In George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel 1984, the protagonist Winston Smith’s job was to delve into The Times of London archive and rewrite stories that could cause trouble for the totalitarian government … Continue reading

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‘Russiagate’: The Stink Without a Secret

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. After six solid months of coordinated allegation from the mainstream media allied to the leadership … Continue reading

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Whistleblower: “The NSA Is Still Collecting the Full Content Of U.S. Domestic E-Mail, Without a Warrant … The NSA Cannot Identify Future Terrorism Because 99.9999% of What It Collects and Analyzes Is Foreseeably Irrelevant”

The man who designed the NSA’s electronic intelligence gathering system (Bill Binney) sent us an affidavit which he signed on the Fourth of July explaining that the NSA is still spying on normal, every day Americans … and not focused on … Continue reading

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The Fraud of the White Helmets

By Phil Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA. Originally published at the Unz Review. Republished with permission of the author. I actually forced myself to watch the documentary The White Helmets, which is available on … Continue reading

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Independence Day

While I’m a professional, one of my hobbies is songwriting (see this). I wrote this song for Independence Day a couple of years ago. The king’s men Have betrayed us Tricked us out of Our homes No one else Gonna … Continue reading

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Foisting Blame for Cyber-hacking on Russia

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Even Powerful Senator Can’t Get U.S. Intelligence Agencies to Tell Him Whether They’re Spying On Him … Or Whether Spying Could Be Used to Blackmail Him

Agencies Have Gone Rogue … With No Oversight A powerful Senator – a member of the Armed Services and Judiciary Committees, the Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee, and Formerly on the Select Committee On Intelligence (Lindsey Graham) – … Continue reading

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NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). The New York Times has finally admitted that one of … Continue reading

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Why Congress Won’t Agree to Stop Arming Terrorists

The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom said in 2008: By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism … Continue reading

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After Getting Busted for Bombing Syria Based On a Lie, Trump Doubles Down … Threatens to Bomb Syria Even Harder for the Same Bogus Reason

A report yesterday by the Pulitzer-prize winning reporter who broke some of the biggest stories of the Vietnam and Iraq wars showed that Trump bombed Syria on April 4th based upon false pretenses. Specifically, Trump said the Syrian government carried … Continue reading

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U.S. Military Officials: There Was NO Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria … Trump Bombed Syria DESPITE Advice From Military and Intelligence Chiefs

A top U.S. missile and chemical weapons expert has documented for months that the Syrian government did not carry out a chemical weapons attack against civilians, and that contrary claims by the Trump White House, French intelligence services, the New York … Continue reading

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NSA Uses Trick to Spy On Americans

The government is spying on most Americans through our computers, phones, cars, buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our credit cards and smart meters, televisions, dolls, and in many other ways. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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U.S. Participating In Torture Again … Because We Didn’t Learn Any Lessons from Iraq

We’ve pointed out for years that failing to prosecute torturers would ensure that the U.S. tortures again in the future. Unfortunately, no one was prosecuted (except the guy who blew the whistle on torture; and the Department of Justice refused … Continue reading

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Russia Hacking Allegations Driven By a Serial Liar

Today’s lengthy Washington Post’s story makes it clear that former CIA boss John Brennan is largely responsible for driving the claim that Russia hacked the election. But Brennan is a proven, documented liar.  He was busted for lying to Congress and … Continue reading

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How America Armed Terrorists in Syria

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Smoking Gun Proof that Russia Hacked the Entire World

As shown below, the allegations that Russia has been hacking the entire world have been thoroughly vetted and verified. Germany Germany’s intelligence agency accused Russia of deploying cyberattacks to destabilize the government! (But German intelligence agencies later found no evidence … Continue reading

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Russia-gate Flops as Democrats’ Golden Ticket

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). The national Democratic Party and many liberals have bet heavily … Continue reading

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Illinois Governor: “We’re Like a Banana Republic”

Illinois is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said this month: We’re like a banana republic …. We can’t manage our money. Well, yes … all of America has become a banana republic.

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Why Mainstream Media Represents the View of Billionaires … Instead of Average Americans

We noted yesterday that the Washington Post is owned by one of the world’s richest guys, worth $72.8 billion  … and who may soon become THE world’s richest. And you probably won’t hear it from the New York Times, but the largest … Continue reading

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Special Prosecutor Mueller Is a Political Hack

The New York Times characterizes special prosecutor Robert Mueller as being independent and fair: Robert S. Mueller III managed in a dozen years as F.B.I. director to stay above the partisan fray, carefully cultivating a rare reputation for independence and … Continue reading

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No Wonder the Washington Post Is Fawning Over the Intelligence Community

The Washington Post has been one of the two main establishment papers in the U.S. for a while. But it’s gotten ridiculously pro-intelligence community in the last couple of years, fawning over the intelligence agencies and quoting “anonymous sources” from … Continue reading

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The Best Documentary I’ve Ever Seen Is Now Online

The best documentary I’ve ever seen – A Good American – is now online. It’s about Bill Binney … the highest-level NSA whistleblower of all time. And it’s about the mass surveillance of the American people … told by the … Continue reading

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Illinois’ Economic Growth Is Worse than During the Great Depression

By Illinois Policy. Originally published at IllinoisPolicy.org. Illinois’ total state economic activity has increased by only 4 percent since 2007, which is lower than the U.S.’ 10 percent GDP growth during the worst decade of the Great Depression. There are … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media Incitement of Violence Against Republicans Leads to Shooting of U.S. Congressman

You know the liberal stereotype of violent right-wing shooters? You know: the abortion clinic shooters, the Klan and other hate crime types, the right-wing militiamen, etc.? It almost seems as if that’s now been flipped 180 degrees … For example, … Continue reading

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How Serious Was Russia’s “Probing” of U.S. Election Systems?

NSA contractor Reality Winner allegedly leaked documents showing that Russia probed U.S. election systems days before the 2016 presidential election. How big a crisis is this? Washington’s Blog asked Bill Binney, the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance … Continue reading

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Update: A London attacker’s links to UK covert operations in Syria and Libya

By Mark Curtis. Originally posted at MarkCurtis.info. Evidence suggests that one of the London attackers, Rachid Redouane, was part of the broad UK-backed covert strategy to oust Syria’s Assad, following his similar role in Libya in 2011. It is distinctly … Continue reading

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The U.S. Uses Illegal Chemical Weapons … Again

Both the New York Times and Washington Post confirm that the U.S. used white phosphorous in densely populated Iraq and Syria. Why does this matter? The use of white phosphorus is a war crime under international treaties and domestic U.S. … Continue reading

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Will the Mainstream Media Ever Report On the Numerous Admitted False Flag Terror Attacks?

Painting by Anthony Freda Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either … Continue reading

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The Comey Testimony is Great for Trump, Terrible For Democrats

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The unanimous very smart person take on Trump’s firing of James Comey is that it’s a political disaster which will lead to total ruin and possibly his impeachment. I disagree. The key … Continue reading

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Comey Leaked Memos to the Press (Through a Friend) For the Purpose of Forcing the Appointment of a Special Prosecutor

Former FBI head James Comey told a Congressional hearing today that he gave his memos regarding conversations with Donald Trump to a friend – Columbia law school professor Daniel Richman – so his friend would get it to the press. … Continue reading

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Comey Debunks “Anonymous Officials” Quoted by Mainstream Media

For months, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times and other mainstream media have run breathless headlines based on statements by “anonymous officials”. Former FBI boss James Comey just debunked many of them … The Hill reports: CNN has corrected a … Continue reading

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Comey: Neither Trump Nor Anyone Else In His Administration Ever Asked Comey To Stop The Russia Investigation

Comey said in today’s congressional hearing that neither Trump nor anyone else in his administration ever asked Comey to back down on the Russia investigation: Comey on whether Pres. Trump tried to stop Russia investigation: "Not to my understanding, no." … Continue reading

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Conflicts of Interest and Ethics: Robert Mueller and James Comey

By Former FBI agent – and a 2002 Time Person of the Year – Colleen Rowley. Mainstream commentators display amnesia when they describe former FBI Directors Robert Mueller and James Comey as stellar and credible law enforcement figures. Perhaps if they … Continue reading

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France Debunks “Russian Hacking” Claims – Clinton Again Loses It

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under France Debunks “Russian Hacking” Claims – Clinton Again Loses It. In April the New York Times, published this bullshit: Russian Hackers Who Targeted Clinton Appear to Attack France’s Macron … Continue reading

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The New York Times Video Analysis of the Events in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4, 2017: NONE of the Cited Forensic Evidence Supports the Claims

By Theodore A. Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT.  Postol’s main expertise is in ballistic missiles. He has a substantial background in air dispersal, including how toxic plumes move in the air. Postol has … Continue reading

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Trump Dumps Pretension Of Altruism From U.S. Foreign Policy

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Trump Dumps Pretension Of Altruism From U.S. Foreign Policy. For decades the U.S. foreign policy elite and its presidents played the farce of an altruistic United States that acts … Continue reading

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Manchester Terror Attack Proves that the War On Terror Is Failing

Given that the Manchester terrorist was a product of the interventions in Libya and Syria, it’s time to have an adult discussion about what it will take to stop terrorism. 10 Ways to Reduce Terrorism There are 10 basic principles … Continue reading

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Over The Last 10 Years The U.S. Economy Has Grown At EXACTLY The Same Rate As It Did During The 1930s

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Even though I write about our ongoing long-term economic collapse every day, I didn’t realize that things were this bad.  In this article, I am going to show you that the average rate … Continue reading

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Polls: Americans Don’t Want Trump to Be Impeached … But Are Disappointed He’s Not Draining the Swamp

The majority of Americans don’t think Trump should be impeached. The Hill reports: A majority of American voters say there is no evidence of collusion between members of President Trump’s campaign and Russia and most are doubtful that investigations into … Continue reading

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Manchester Bomber Was Product of West’s Libya/Syria Intervention

By Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Here’s what the media and politicians don’t want you to know about the Manchester, UK, suicide attack: Salman Abedi, the 22 year old who killed nearly two dozen concert-goers in … Continue reading

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New Cracks in Russia-gate ‘Assessment’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). At the center of the Russia-gate scandal is a curious … Continue reading

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Environmentalists Are Ignoring the Elephant In the Room: U.S. Military Is the World’s Largest Polluter

The Military Pumps Out Staggering Quantities of Toxic Waste, Water and Air Pollution and Radiation Environmentalists are ignoring the elephant in the room … the world’s largest polluter. Newsweek reported in 2014: The US Department of Defence is one of … Continue reading

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The Gaping Holes of Russia-gate

By Bill Binney and Ray McGovern. Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees, the 36-year NSA … Continue reading

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Not Remembering the USS Liberty

Preface from Washington’s Blog: Here’s background to the USS Liberty incident. By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries … Continue reading

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Trump Should Be Up in Arms & Twisting Arms Not Selling Arms to Saudis

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. President Trump has … Continue reading

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The Russian Obsession Goes Back Decades

Authored by Jacob Hornberger via The Future of Freedom Foundation, Just consider the accusations that have been leveled at the president: He has betrayed the Constitution, which he swore to uphold. He has committed treason by befriending Russia and other … Continue reading

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Is There A Coup Attempt Underway In America?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Personally, I’m horrified by the fact that Goldman Sachs goons are in total control of the Trump administration’s economic policy. I’m also horrified that our new President’s first overseas trip will be to the … Continue reading

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Confirmed: DNC Emails LEAKED … Not Hacked

We’ve repeatedly documented that the DNC emails were leaked … not hacked. (And the “evidence” that it was the Ruskies has collapsed.) The head of Wikileaks – the organization which published the leaked DNC emails – has previously hinted that … Continue reading

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What the Self-Esteem Movement Got Disastrously Wrong

By Dan Sanchez. One of Saturday Night Live’s most popular skits in the early 90s was a mock self-help show called “Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley.” Smalley, played by now-Senator Al Franken, would begin each show by reciting into the … Continue reading

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Trump Will Likely Win Reelection In 2020

Trump seen through a TV camera’s viewfinder in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 29, 2017. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Musa al-Gharbi, Columbia University Most Americans don’t like Trump. Trump will most likely be reelected in 2020. How can both of these statements … Continue reading

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Top NSA Whistleblower: Ransomware Hack Due to “Swindle of the Taxpayers” by Intelligence Agencies

What should we make of the global ransomware attacks which happened today? We’ve documented that the intelligence services intentionally create digital vulnerabilities, then intentionally leave them open … leaving us exposed and insecure. Washington’s Blog asked the highest level NSA … Continue reading

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Are U.S. Taxpayers Now on the Hook for Risky Wall Street Real Estate Backed Bonds?

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I’m fairly certain very few of you have heard of broker price opinions, or BPOs, but it’s something I think we should all become aware of given the influence of BPOs in the … Continue reading

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No, the “New” CNN Video of the Chemical Incident Does NOT Prove that the Syrian Government Did It

The Sun claims that CNN has released new footage of last month’s Syrian chemical incident … and strongly implies that the Syrian government was responsible. Washington’s Blog asked MIT rocket scientist and chemical weapons expert Theodore Postol* what he thought … Continue reading

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Kushner Companies Seen Hawking Shady U.S. Visa Buying Residency Program to Wealthy Chinese

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a … Continue reading

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Video: U.S. Crimes of Genocide against Korea: “We Killed Off – What – 20% of the Population. We Burned Down every Town in North Korea…”

Preface by Washington’s Blog. As an American – I was born and raised, and lived my entire life in the United States – it’s easy to laugh at North Korea as an insanely backwards, laughable place … run by bozo-the-clown-crazy … Continue reading

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Survey Shows a Majority of European Youth Would Participate in Uprising to Overthrow Status Quo

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, As the title of today’s piece implies, something very rotten is happening across the Western world and it’s starting to push many people, especially the youth, toward a breaking point. In the … Continue reading

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Why The New York Times Is Cheering On “Censorship Algorithms”

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The 2016 Presidential election was a gigantic wakeup call for the corporate press in the U.S. not so much because Hillary Clinton lost, but because it represented the end of mainstream media’s ability to … Continue reading

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Liberals Are Just As Irrational and Close-Minded As Conservatives

Liberals pride themselves on being members of the “fact-based community”. But New Scientist notes: New research … shows that [liberals are] just as deluded as everybody else. One study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, concluded that conservatives … Continue reading

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French intelligence service piles on with more anti-Assad nonsense–here’s why it is BS

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. “France’s foreign ministry says deadly sarin gas used in a chemical attack in Syria this month that … Continue reading

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Big Brother Is Still Watching You: Don’t Fall for the NSA’s Latest Ploy

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute.   “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement … Continue reading

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The Flawed Chemical Analysis in the French Intelligence Report of April 26, 2017 Alleging a Syrian Government Sarin Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Sheikhoun of April 4, 2017

By Theodore A. Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT. Postol’s main expertise is in ballistic missiles. He has a substantial background in air dispersal, including how toxic plumes move in the air. Postol has … Continue reading

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No, the NSA Has NOT Stopped Spying On Americans’ Emails

The NSA announced Friday that they would stop the controversial program which sweeps up all emails and text messages which an American exchanges with someone overseas that makes reference to a real target of NSA surveillance. By way of background, … Continue reading

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Claims of Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks Are Total B.S.

A Little Background: The U.S. Has Tried to Carry Out Regime Change Since Syria Became An Independent County … The U.S. government has been trying to replace the Syrian government with folks who will be subservient to America since 1949 … Continue reading

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Debunking the French Report on Syrian Chemical Weapons

The French government released a report blaming the Syrian government for this month’s chemical weapons incident. The report states: According  to  the  intelligence  obtained  by  the  French  services,  the  process  of  synthesizing  sarin,  developed  by  the  Scientific  Studies  and  Research  … Continue reading

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American Intelligence Officials: Mattis ‘No Doubt’ Stance on Alleged Syrian CW Smacks of Politicized Intelligence

AN OPEN MEMORANDUM FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE From: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) Subject: Mattis ‘No Doubt’ Stance on Alleged Syrian CW Smacks of Politicized Intelligence Donald Trump’s new Secretary of Defense, retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, … Continue reading

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US ‘deep state’ sold out counter-terrorism to keep itself in business

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Evidence Consistent with the Possibility of a Poison Gas Release from an Attack on an Ammunition Depot in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4, 2017

By Theodore A. Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT.  Postol’s main expertise is in ballistic missiles. He has a substantial background in air dispersal, including how toxic plumes move in the air. Postol has … Continue reading

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Meet Emmanuel Macron – The Consummate Banker Puppet, Bizarre Elitist Creation

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The last thing I ever wanted to do was write about France’s likely next president, Emmanuel Macron, but here we are. This post was inspired by a very telling Financial Times article … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT CORRECTION TO The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur

By Theodore A. Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT.  Postol’s main expertise is in ballistic missiles. He has a substantial background in air dispersal, including how toxic plumes move in the air. Postol has … Continue reading

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Why Hillary Clinton Really Lost

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). An early insider account of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, entitled … Continue reading

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The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur: Analysis of the Times and Locations of Critical Events in the Alleged Nerve Agent Attack at 7 AM on April 4, 2017 in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

By Theodore A. Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT.  Postol’s main expertise is in ballistic missiles. He has a substantial background in air dispersal, including how toxic plumes move in the air. Postol has … Continue reading

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Costa Rica

Enjoy a few pics from my recent travels around Costa Rica: Wildlife Plants Scenery

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Costa Rica: Wildlife

Notes: My family just got back from a week long trip in Costa Rica. I took all of the pictures with an iPhone. The last frog shot is of a critter trying to sleep while we were shining lights in … Continue reading

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Costa Rica: Plant Life

     Note: I took all of the pictures with an iPhone. The massive scale of some of these tropical plants is hard to convey in pictures.  For example, I’m looking down at this gigantic fern from a hanging bridge … Continue reading

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Costa Rica: Scenery

Note: I took all of these pictures with an iPhone. If you like these photos, click here to see my travel pictures from Bali, and here to see my travel pictures from France. Copyright © 2017 George Washington, Washington’s Blog. … Continue reading

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Video Evidence of False Claims Made in the White House Intelligence Report of April 11, 2017

By Theodore A. Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at MIT.  Postol’s main expertise is in ballistic missiles. He has a substantial background in air dispersal, including how toxic plumes move in the air. Postol has … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is Acting More Like the Soviet Union Every Day

America Adopts Soviet-Style Mass Surveillance, Propaganda, Censorship, Communist Torture Techniques, and Socialist Economics One of America’s top Russia experts – professor emeritus of Russian studies, history, and politics at New York University and Princeton University, Stephen F. Cohen – noted … Continue reading

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How Military Decisions Are REALLY Made

Here’s how the U.S. actually makes decisions on when to go to war: First. Decisions are made based – not upon defense – but upon gaining economic and geostrategic advantage. For example, America has a policy of using the military … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Top Missile and Chemical Weapons Expert Debunks Trump’s Claims About Syrian Chemical Weapons

The Trump administration claims that it has proof that the Syrian government dropped chemical weapons from an airplane on April 4th. But a top missile and chemical weapons expert told Washington’s Blog today that the weapon was not delivered by … Continue reading

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Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons

The Trump administration accuses the Syrian government of using chemical weapons, and claims this is a rare occurrence from a rogue government. Not only did Sean Spicer say that Hitler never used chemical weapons, but Secretary of Defense Mattis said: … Continue reading

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Beware the Dogs of War: Is the American Empire on the Verge of Collapse?

By constitutional and civil rights attorney John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent … Continue reading

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Intelligence and Military Sources Who Warned About Weapons Lies Before Iraq War Now Say that Assad Did NOT Launch Chemical Weapon Attack

Former U.N weapons inspector Scott Ritter warned before the start of the Iraq war that claims that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction were false. Sunday, Ritter wrote that current claims that the leader of Syria launched a chemical … Continue reading

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Top Former U.S. Military and Intelligence Officials: Trump Should Rethink Syrian Escalation

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)* SUBJECT: Syria: Was It Really “A Chemical Weapons Attack”? 1 – We write to give you an unambiguous warning of the threat of armed hostilities with Russia – with the risk of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Bombing of Syria: Continuation of a Policy Which Started Only 3 Years After Syria Became an Independent Nation … When Trump Was 2 Years Old

The CIA backed a right-wing coup in Syria in 1949, a mere 3 years after Syria became an independent country. Clark University History professor Douglas Little notes: Recently declassified records… confirm that beginning on November 30, 1948, [CIA operative Stephen] … Continue reading

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The Sleazy Origins of Russia-gate

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). An irony of the escalating hysteria about the Trump … Continue reading

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Paul Craig Roberts: “Adam Schiff Is A Traitor To Humanity”

By Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, and Senior Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.  A former economics professor, Dr. Roberts is listed by Who’s Who in America … Continue reading

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The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate

By Bill Binney and Ray McGovern. Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees, the 36-year NSA … Continue reading

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“Something Stinks Here” – CrowdStrike Revises, Retracts Parts Of Explosive Russian Hacking Report

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Last week, I published two posts on cyber security firm CrowdStrike after becoming aware of inaccuracies in one of its key reports used to bolster the claim that operatives of the Russian government … Continue reading

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How US Flooded the World with Psyops

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Newly declassified documents from the Reagan presidential library help explain … Continue reading

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Trump is Obama’s Legacy. Will this Break up the Democratic Party?

By Michael Hudson, distinguished research professor of economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a professor at Peking University. originally published at Michael-Hudson.com. Republished with permission of the author. Trump is Obama’s Legacy. Will this Break up the … Continue reading

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Trump = Obama = Bush = Clinton On 4 Core Issues

On a superficial level, Trump and Bush couldn’t be more different from Clinton and Obama.  Indeed, pollsters say that many people voted for Trump because they wanted change … Just like they voted for Obama because he promised “hope and … Continue reading

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Prominent U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union: “The Whole Brou-Ha-Ha Over Contacts with Russian Diplomats Has Taken On All The Earmarks of a Witch Hunt … That is the Attitude of a Police State”

By Jack Matlock, the 4-year U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-1991, at the time that the USSR fell.   Before that, Matlock served as the Director of Soviet Affairs in the State Department, the U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, and … Continue reading

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Credibility of Cyber Firm that Claimed Russia Hacked the DNC Comes Under Serious Question

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Before I get to the meat of this post, we need to revisit a little history. The cyber security firm hired to inspect the DNC hack and determine who was responsible is a … Continue reading

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NOW Can We Admit the War On Terror Has Failed?

In the wake of the terror attacks in England, France, Germany and elsewhere, can we finally admit that the war on terror is an utter and complete failure? 10 Ways to Reduce Terrorism So if the war on terror has … Continue reading

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Do Wars Help or HURT the Economy?

Does Defense Spending Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs … Or Is It BAD for the Economy? Preface: Trump wants to drastically increase military spending.  At the same time, France, China, Japan and other countries are ramping up their military … Continue reading

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The Missing Logic of Russia-gate

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). As Rep. Adam Schiff tries out for the lead role … Continue reading

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Stealing from the Citizenry: How Government Goons Use Civil Asset Forfeiture to Rob Us Blind

By civil rights lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, … Continue reading

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UN Report on Mass Surveillance: “Trying To Appear Tough On Security By Legitimising Largely Useless, Hugely Expensive And Totally Disproportionate Measures Which Are Intrusive On So Many People’s Privacy”

A White House panel has previously slammed the NSA, and said that mass spying is unnecessary. Now, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy notes in a new report (with our comments) Deeply concerning … the status … Continue reading

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NYT’s ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy Theory

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). There are real reasons to worry about President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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Sanders Would Have Won

We repeatedly argued that Sanders would have won the presidential election if Democratic insiders hadn’t sabotaged his campaign (oops). Indeed, Sanders has consistently polled as the most popular politician in America. Recent polls tend to back this up, showing Sanders’ … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Works For Wall Street, Not Russia

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The evidence is overwhelming and indisputable at this point. Donald Trump is a phony, who has given his administration over to Wall Street crooks even more enthusiastically than his predecessors, and his … Continue reading

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The Same Frequencies Used for Pain-Inflicting Crowd Control Weapons Form the Foundation of the Network that Will Tie Together More Than 50 Billion Devices As Part of the Internet of Things

We previously noted that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a scam … being pushed so that Big Brother can spy on us. Believe it or not, IoT may also pose health and safety risks. Devra Lee Davis – Founding … Continue reading

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The Whole POINT of the Internet of Things Is So Big Brother Can Spy On You

No One Wants the Internet of Things … No one wants the Internet of Things (IoT). The Washington Post noted in 2014: No one really wants a “smart” washing machine …. *** If you’re wondering who would want to buy … Continue reading

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Why Trump’s Syria ‘Surge’ Will Fail

By Dr. Ron Paul, 12-term U.S. Congressman and former presidential candidate, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Last week President Trump significantly escalated the US military presence in Syria, sending some 400 Marines to the ISIS-controlled Raqqa, and several … Continue reading

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Rule by Thieves: One Week in the Life of the American Kleptocracy

By constitutional and civil rights attorney John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “The first and most important thing to understand about politics is this: forget Right, Left, Center, socialism, fascism, or democracy. Every government that exists — or ever existed, or … Continue reading

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President Trump: Beware Of Saudi Snake Oil That Fuels Terror

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Dear President Trump, … Continue reading

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The Banking Secret that Neither Economists Nor Laypeople Know … Which Makes the Fatcats Richer, While Destroying the Real Economy

Private Banks – Not the Government or Central Banks – Create 97 Percent of All Money Who creates money? Most people assume that money is created by governments … or perhaps central banks. In reality – as noted by the … Continue reading

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CIA Stresses Loyalty to the AGENCY Over Loyalty to the Constitution

Government employees swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. Intelligence workers are no different … And yet former CIA counterterrorism officer and former senior investigator with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kiriakou writes: One of the things … Continue reading

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A Flawed UN Investigation on Syria

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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16 Year Congressman: CIA Leak Shows We’re “Sliding Down the Slippery Slope Toward Totalitarianism, Where Private Lives Do Not Exist”

16-year congressman Dennis Kucinich writes: That the CIA has reached into the lives of all Americans through its wholesale gathering of the nation’s “haystack” of information has already been reported. It is bad enough that the government spies on its … Continue reading

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The President Who Created the CIA Came to Regret It … Said the CIA Was a “Government All Its Own” Which Was Destroying Democracy … “Something the Founding Fathers Didn’t Have In Mind”

President Truman created the CIA. He explained that it was solely an attempt to consolidate intelligence from many different intelligence agencies (page 285): I needed … the President needed at that time a central organization that would bring all the … Continue reading

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We Warned the American People about Naked Surveillance, but No One Listened

By Kirk Wiebe,  a 32-year NSA veteran and senior analyst, who received the Director CIA’s Meritorious Unit Award and the NSA’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Kirk Wiebe I’m from a small town in Indiana, where we often passed on knowledge … Continue reading

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CIA Documents Reveal Agency Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones and TVs

We’ve previously documented that the government is spying on us through our computers, phones, cars, buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our credit cards and smart meters, televisions, dolls, and in many … Continue reading

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Leaked CIA Documents Show Government Intentionally Creates Digital Vulnerabilities, then Intentionally Leaves Them Open … Leaving Us Exposed and Insecure

We’ve previously documented that U.S. intelligence agencies are opening us up to hackers, malware and spying by bad guys. Specifically, American spy agencies have intentionally weakened digital security for many decades. This breaks the functionality of our computers and of the … Continue reading

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The Ever-Growing List of ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

Painting by Anthony Freda Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either … Continue reading

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Leaked CIA Document: CIA Uses “False Flag” Cyberattacks to Blame Russian Hackers

We’ve previously documented that it is child’s play to frame Russian hackers for attacks carried out by others. Today, Wikileaks released leaked CIA documents showing that this is a routine activity of the CIA: CIA steals other groups virus and … Continue reading

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The Democratic Party is Facing a Demographic Crisis

Will voters of the future swing left or right? Cropped from joebeone/flickr, CC BY Musa al-Gharbi, Columbia University In 2008, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama outperformed his predecessors John Kerry and Al Gore with virtually every single demographic group, handily … Continue reading

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The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even … Continue reading

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The Politics Behind ‘Russia-gate’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). There may be a turn-about-is-fair-play element to Democrats parsing … Continue reading

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Ihre Papiere, Bitte! (Your Papers, Please): Are We Being Set Up for a National ID System?

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “The triumph of the S.S. demands that the tortured victim allow himself to be led to the noose without protesting, that he renounce and abandon himself to the point of ceasing to … Continue reading

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Top NSA Whistleblower: Intelligence Agencies DID Spy On Trump

Trump claims that the Obama administration bugged Trump Tower before the election. Sound nutty? Perhaps … but former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said that Trump is probably right that Trump Tower was bugged (by the Justice Department, not Obama personally). … Continue reading

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The First U.S. President Ever to Try to Topple His Successor?

The Daily Mail claims: Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation’s capital – just two miles away from the White House – into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his … Continue reading

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NEW UNCOVERED INFORMATION: Why Central Banks Were Forced To Rig The Gold Market

By Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report. Republished with permission. According to newly uncovered information in the gold market, it provides additional evidence of why the Fed, Central Banks and the IMF were forced to RIG the gold market.  Not only … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media’s ‘Victimhood’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). It’s heartwarming that The New York Times and The Washington … Continue reading

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Newly-Declassified Documents Show that a Senior CIA Agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets

Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets: The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations … Continue reading

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Colombian Drug King Worked for CIA, Says His Son

In a brand new book, the son of Medellín drug king Pablo Escobar says that his father worked for the CIA (English translation). Sound crazy? Maybe … But Time reports: The U.S. government allowed the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel to … Continue reading

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The Road to Hell Was Paved With Obama Cronyism

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, President Donald Trump’s naïve (or willfully blind) notion that Wall Street will work better at raising capital if it is unleashed from strident Federal regulation is unhinged from the facts on the … Continue reading

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How Trump Could Be a Truth-teller

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). One positive thing about a change in party control of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Carried Out Regime Change In Syria In 1949 … and Tried Again In 1957, 1986, 1991 and 2011-Today

The CIA backed a right-wing coup in Syria in 1949. Douglas Little, Professor, Department of Clark University History professor Douglas Little notes: Recently declassified records… confirm that beginning on November 30, 1948, [CIA operative Stephen] Meade met secretly with Colonel … Continue reading

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5 Top Russian Diplomats Die In 3 Months–Plus Putin’s Chauffeur Died In Freak Car Wreck In September–and Former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell Told Charlie Rose He Would Assassinate Russians “To Make Them Pay A Price”

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. 100 Strange Russian deaths Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s UN ambassador since 2006,  died unexpectedly at age 64 in … Continue reading

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The Futility and Corruption of the Drug War

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. I just finished watching the much-acclaimed series “Narcos” on Netflix. What a fantastic program. And what an excellent depiction of the futility and corruption of the war on drugs. The series is a … Continue reading

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NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A grave danger from the Western mainstream media’s current hysteria … Continue reading

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Does An Anomaly In the Earth’s Magnetic Field Portend a Coming Pole Reversal?

John Tarduno, University of Rochester and Vincent Hare, University of Rochester The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space by charged particles such as protons. … Continue reading

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Psychiatrist Who Literally Wrote the Book On Psychiatric Disorders Says “End the … Wild, Unfounded Speculation [On Trump’s Mental Health]” … Trump “Does Not Suffer from the Distress and Impairment Required to Diagnose Mental Disorder”

Dr. Allen Frances – professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical College – literally wrote the book on mental problems as chair of the DSM-IV Task Force. DSM stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of … Continue reading

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Trump’s ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion?

By Ron Paul, The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat … Continue reading

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How India became Bill Gates’ guinea pig: A conspiracy as recounted by the main actors

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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The “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under The “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism. Two days ago the Takfiri Islamist leader Omar Abdul-Rahman , the so called “Blind … Continue reading

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Not Nearly Enough Growth To Keep Growing

By Raúl Ilargi Meijer, the Automatic Earth. Jackson Pollock Shooting Star 1947  It’s amusing to see how views start to converge, at the same time that it’s tiresome to see how long that takes. It’s a good thing that more … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated … Continue reading

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The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In the anti-Russian frenzy sweeping American politics and media, Democrats, … Continue reading

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That War You Ordered

By James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler.com The gaslighting of the American public continues, with Gaslighter-in-Chief, The New York Times, whipping up a frenzy of Russia paranoia.* It reminds me of an old gambit in fly fishing called the “artificial hatch.” Trout … Continue reading

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Leading Progressives Kucinich and Greenwald: Even Americans Who Hate Trump Should Defend Him Against Attempted Coup by the “Deep State” … A Coup Which Is Being Attempted “So That This Military Industrial Intel Axis Can Cash In”

Former liberal congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said Tuesday: What’s at the core of this is an effort by some in the intelligence community to upend any positive relationship between the U.S. and Russia. And I tell you there’s … Continue reading

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German Intel Clears Russia on Interference

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Is Not “Green Energy”

Nuclear lobbyists and some scientists are under the mistaken impression that nuclear power is virtually carbon-free, and thus must be pushed to prevent runaway global warming (if you don’t believe in global warming, please forward this to your friends, family … Continue reading

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The Public Should Demand to See the Michael Flynn Transcript

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The United States is much better off without Michael Flynn serving as national security adviser. But no one should be cheering the way he was brought down. The whole episode is evidence … Continue reading

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What Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador REALLY Discussed

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was fired by Trump.  Flynn was caught discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador even before Trump took office. Sounds bad, right? Maybe … But Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake – the former senior national security correspondent … Continue reading

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Coming Soon To A City Near You: The US Military’s Plan To Take Over America

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Our current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw. We are facing a threat that requires us to redefine doctrine and … Continue reading

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Steve Bannon Believes Winter Is Coming

By Dan Sanchez, DanSanchez.me. “History is seasonal and winter is coming.” No, that’s not a Game of Thrones quote. It’s the last line of a 2010 documentary called Generation Zero, written and directed by Steven K. Bannon. Perhaps you’ve heard of … Continue reading

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The FBI: The Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “After five years of Hitler’s dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI’s seal of approval.”— Historian Robert Gellately “Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising … Continue reading

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The Neocons’ Back-Door to Trump

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). President Trump’s foreign policy is sliding toward neoconservative orthodoxy on … Continue reading

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PROOF that Russia and Iran Want War!

The following graphics prove that Russia and Iran want war: Credit: Small People Against Big Government Credit: Azizonomics Credit: Iblagh Credit: Al Jazeera and Google These bad people are putting their countries closer and closer to our military bases:

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New Radiation Level at Fukushima Dwarfs the Highest Peak at Chernobyl

The Fukushima Disaster We noted a few days after the Japanese earthquake that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs that at Chernobyl … and that the cesium fallout from Fukushima already rivaled Chernobyl (we also noted that Fukushima … Continue reading

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Best. Superbowl. Ever.

None of my local teams were in the Superbowl … But I’m still convinced that today was the best Superbowl ever, given that: Tom Brady is the first quarterback ever to win 5 Superbowls, and Bill Belichick is the first … Continue reading

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Has Trump – Who Ran On an Anti-War Platform – Already Sold Out to the Warmongers … Or Is He Just Playing Unpredictable Madman to Gain Negotiating Leverage?

Conservative Patrick Buchanan – who endorsed Trump for president – writes: High among the reasons that many supported Trump was his understanding that George W. Bush blundered horribly in launching an unprovoked and unnecessary war on Iraq. *** Unlike the … Continue reading

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The Bigger Picture of Trump’s Muslim Ban

Whether you love or hate Trump’s “Muslim ban” (it’s actually a temporary 3-month ban, except for Syrians), there’s a bigger picture … CNN notes: The seven Muslim-majority countries targeted in President Trump’s executive order on immigration were initially identified as … Continue reading

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Our War with China Another Vietnam War in the Making

By Bruce Fein, constitutional lawyer, former associate deputy attorney general and former general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission. Originally published by the Washington Times. Republished with permission of the author. A disastrous, purposeless war with China to defend the … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Coup Government Tries To Sabotage U.S.-Russia Rapprochement

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Ukraine – Coup Government Tries To Sabotage U.S.-Russia Rapprochement. Fighting in east Ukraine has restarted. This is an attempt by “deep state” forces to prevent any rapprochement between the … Continue reading

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Clinton Gang Push for War with Iran

By Craig Murray.  Mr. Murray is a former British intelligence analyst, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and chancellor of the University of Dundee. Originally posted at CraigMurray.org.uk. So what are the Clinton gang doing while Trump introduces anti-Muslim immigration discrimination? Oh, … Continue reading

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How Obama Booby-Trapped Trump

After doing virtually nothing to help underwater homeowners for 8 years, Obama acted to slightly reduce mortgage insurance payments. But there’s a catch … Obama made sure the program to reduce mortgage insurance wouldn’t start to happen until after Trump … Continue reading

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Trump Lets Saudis Off His ‘Muslim Ban’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). President Trump’s ban against letting people from seven mostly Muslim … Continue reading

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A $500 bn pot of gold: How Boston Consulting and Google pushed Modi to end the era of cash

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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Game Over for Democrats?

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by P Bear | CC BY 2.0 In 2008, the American people overwhelmingly voted for “change” in Washington. They never got it. Hence, Trump. To pretend that … Continue reading

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From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle

By David Martin. Originally published at DCDave.com. A Review Most people who have done any reading at all on the assassination of John F. Kennedy have heard of Joseph A. Milteer. He is the right-wing activist who was recorded on … Continue reading

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How to Make a Cheap Fog-Free Shower Mirror

Some of the best discoveries are accidental … For example, penicillin was discovered when a lab technician left a petri dish out, and penicillin mold drifted through the window and accidentally landed in it … killing the germs in the … Continue reading

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How to Cut Infrastructure Costs in Half

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one that has long been operating in North Dakota. President Donald Trump has promised to rebuild America’s airports, … Continue reading

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HERE’S the Democratic Woman I Would Support for President In 2020

Hillary Clinton was a warmonger extraordinaire. HERE’s the Democratic woman I would support for president in 2020.

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Democratic Congresswoman Destroys CNN Narrative on Syria

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a combat veteran, and member of the House Armed Services Committee. She recently introduced a bill to stop funding terrorists (what a novel idea!). She just came back from a fact-finding mission to Syria … and … Continue reading

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Not 4 Sale: A Principle and a Slogan for Real Democrats

By William K. Black, Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and the former head S&L regulator. Originally published at NewEconomicPerspectives.org. Overview This article explains three critical reasons why the Democratic Party’s leaders … Continue reading

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Double Standards: Where Were the Liberal Protesters During Obama’s Wars?

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at Smirking Chimp (republished with permission of the author). The election of Donald Trump has sent millions of people pouring out onto the streets to protest a man they think is a racist, misogynist, xenophobic … Continue reading

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No, Torture Doesn’t “Work”

Donald Trump said in a new interview that torture “works”. But the Guardian notes: On Wednesday, Steve Kleinman, a retired air force colonel and senior adviser to the FBI-led team that interrogates terrorist suspects warned that weakening US prohibitions against … Continue reading

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Has the American Dream Become the American Nightmare?

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Most Germans, so far as I could see, did not seem to mind that their personal freedom had been taken away, that so much of their splendid culture was being destroyed and replaced with … Continue reading

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The Democratic Party is Out of Ideas and is About to Quadruple Down on Failed Identity Politics

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Yes, of course, Trump winning the GOP nomination marks the end of the party as we know it. After all, some neocons are already publicly and actively throwing their support behind Hillary. While this … Continue reading

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The Trump Speech That No One Heard

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by Jamelle Bouie | CC BY 2.0   The US foreign policy establishment is gradually shifting its focus from the Middle East to the Far East, but the … Continue reading

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Why The Keystone Pipeline Will Actually RAISE Gas Prices In the U.S.

Originally published in 2014. Big Oil Is Gaming the System to Raise Domestic U.S. Prices Bloomberg notes: Completion of the entire [Keystone] pipeline would raise prices at the pump in the Midwest and Rocky Mountains 10 to 20 cents a … Continue reading

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US Intervention Against Syria? Not Under Trump

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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Trump Kills TPP … Wins Praise of Bernie Sanders, Labor Leaders and Other Progressives

Obama backed the horrendous Trans Pacific Partnership. Trump has just killed it. The Teamsters and other union leaders – traditionally a solid part of the  Democratic base, who endorsed Hillary Clinton – praised Trump for driving a stake in the … Continue reading

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58% of Americans Don’t Think Russian “Hacking” Changed Election … 56% Believe U.S. Should Improve Relations with Russia

Despite the evidence–free drumbeat of propaganda and hysteria, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that Americans are remaining level-headed about the Russian hacking allegations: Majorities say that … that the outcome of the election would have been the same regardless of … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades as Politics

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “There are two ways by which the spirit of a culture may be shriveled. In the first—the Orwellian—culture becomes a prison. In the second—the Huxleyan—culture becomes a burlesque. No one needs to be reminded … Continue reading

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Veteran U.S. Intelligence Officials Call for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof

MEMORANDUM FOR: President Barack Obama FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: A Key Issue That Still Needs to be Resolved As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office Friday, a pall hangs over his upcoming presidency amid … Continue reading

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Some Election Interference is More Equal Than Others – How Ukraine Meddled on Behalf of Clinton

Submitted by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, A couple of days ago, Politico published a fascinating piece describing how factions associated with the current Ukrainian government apparently interfered in the U.S. election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The findings … Continue reading

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The Titanic Sails at Dawn: Warning Signs Point to Danger Ahead in 2017

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, … Continue reading

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Will the CIA Retaliate Against Trump?

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. In a truly remarkable bit of honesty and candor regarding the U.S. national-security establishment, new Senate minority leader Charles Schumer has accused President-elect Trump of “being really dumb.” Was Schumer referring to Trump’s … Continue reading

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Gaius Publius: Who’s Blackmailing the President & Why Aren’t Democrats Upset About It?

By Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, and Naked Capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Gaius_Publius, Tumblr and Facebook. GP article archive  here. Originally published at … Continue reading

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A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India’s Brutal Experiment of Abolishing Most Cash

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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“I Did Give Donald Trump a Golden Shower … He Liked It Very Much”

Buzzfeed reports that a former British intelligence official said that Russia is blackmailing Donald Trump with evidence of his sexual peccadilloes, including liking “golden showers”. The story has gone viral, and CNN notes that intelligence officials say the reports might … Continue reading

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​The Democrats’ Conspiracy Theory

By Joe Giambrone, Political Film Blog. Democrats and their apologists have proven to be far more pathetic than previously witnessed. A quasi-fascist nationalism has erupted, and the blind rush to conflate Donald Trump with Russia has expanded the envelope of delusion. … Continue reading

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Inquiry Points Toward a Pentagon Plot to Subvert Obama’s Syria Policy

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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New York Times: American Report on Russian Hacking Has An “Absence of Any Concrete Evidence … But Rests Instead On What It Describes As Moscow’s Long Record of Trying to Influence America’s Political System”

The New York Times reports today: [T]he absence of any concrete evidence in the report of meddling by the Kremlin was met with a storm of mockery on Saturday by  Russian politicians and commentators, who took to social media to … Continue reading

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Lead U.S. Intelligence Agency Admits Wikileaks’ Democratic Emails Are Authentic

The U.S. government’s Director of National Intelligence – which directs and oversees the American national intelligence program and all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies – released a report today stating: We assess with high confidence that the GRU relayed material it … Continue reading

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The Same Officials Who Pushed the Iraq War Are Now Stirring Up Anti-Russia Hysteria

The main U.S. intelligence official pushing claims that Russia hacked the Democratic party is James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence. But Clapper was responsible for a lot of the bogus intelligence which led to the Iraq war.  Newsweek reported … Continue reading

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DNC Refused to Give FBI Access to Its Servers … Instead Gave Access to a DNC Consultant Tied to Organization Promoting Conflict with Russia

CNN reports: The Democratic National Committee “rebuffed” a request from the FBI to examine its computer services after it was allegedly hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, a senior law enforcement official told CNN Thursday. “The FBI repeatedly stressed … Continue reading

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Top American Intelligence Official Debunks Fake News About Russia Hacking Votes

Due to incredibly sloppy reporting by the mainstream media – constantly repeating the phrase “Russia hacked the election” – many Americans believed that Russia literally changed votes on election day. A YouGov poll from last month found that half of … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Has An Enormous And Very Dangerous Wall Street Blind Spot

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The biggest disappointment regarding Donald Trump since being elected President has been his total embrace of dangerous Wall Street thieves. As it is currently structured and incentivized, the financial services industry represents one … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We hope for all the best for you and families … May 2017 bring prosperity and joy – or at least stability, safety and serenity – to you and yours.

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The Same Hackers Blamed for the DNC Email Hack Were Blamed for Hacking the German Parliament … But that Ended Up Being a Leak By German Insiders, Not a Hack At All

German security officials previously blamed Russia for hacking secret German communications and providing them to Wikileaks (English translation). And see this. The claim?  BBC reported: BfV [Germany’s intelligence agency] head Hans-Georg Maassen said Germany was a perennial target of a … Continue reading

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Pedophilia Is Disgustingly Widespread Among Those In Positions of Power

The British security services allegedly helped to cover up widespread pedophelia in Britain.  Indeed, a whistleblower alleges that the British security services supported and funded pedophile rings as a way to blackmail establishment figures. The Express reported in 2014: British security … Continue reading

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The Same Idiots Who Pushed the Iraq War Are Now Stirring Up Hysteria About Russia

The propaganda about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction was one of the most blatant examples of “fake news” in American history. Now, many of the same idiots who pushed the Iraq war lies are stirring up hysteria about Russia. … Continue reading

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Fakest News: The Iraq War

Majority Are Still Falling for Fake News A new poll from YouGov shows that most Americans still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction at the start of the Iraq war:That’s stunning, given that President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, … Continue reading

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When Did Democrats Turn Into McCarthyites?

It’s stunning how quickly the Democrats have morphed into Joe McCarthy … the right-wing nutcase who accused everyone of being a Communist. Now, simply asking for evidence when the government is accusing the Russians of hacking the election will get … Continue reading

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Creator of NSA’s Global Surveillance System Calls B.S. On Russian Hacking Report

We’ve previously documented that the hacking evidence against Russia is extremely weak, and the new report on Russian hacking doesn’t say much. Indeed – if Russia hacked the Democratic party emails (from the DNC and top Clinton aide John Podesta) … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Market Forecaster: Martin Armstrong

Martin Armstrong Martin Armstrong is a controversial market analyst who correctly predicted the 1987 crash, the top of the Japanese market, and many other market events … more or less to the day. Many market timers think that Armstrong is … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media is Now Whining About the “Fake News” Hysteria It Created

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, After coming under attack, the alternative media successfully appropriated and reassigned the now ubiquitous term “fake news” to a variety of disingenuous mainstream media outlets. The corporate media is not too happy about this, … Continue reading

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What The Russian Hacking Report DOESN’T Say

Today, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI released a report alleging Russian hacking. The report itself is only five and a half pages long in large print (with another 7 pages for future security recommendations). It’s important to note … Continue reading

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Behind the Real US Strategic Blunder in Syria

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (Just World Books, 2014). Obama’s failed Syria policy was provoked by the … Continue reading

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Are We Doomed to Keep Making the Same Mistakes … Or Will We Learn from History?

We Should Have Known … We’ve known for 5,000 years that mass spying on one’s own people is usually aimed at grabbing power and crushing dissent, not protecting us from bad guys. We’ve known for 4,000 years that debts need … Continue reading

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History Shows How Rare and Valuable Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press Are

The Founding Fathers protected freedom of speech and freedom of the press as the most important liberties. They are protected in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  And as discussed below, the Founders recognized that the ability to speak … Continue reading

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Meet the REAL Santa Claus

Saint Nicholas was a real, historical person. But he didn’t live in some snowy Northern place like the North Pole or Scandinavia. And he probably wasn’t fair-skinned with ruddy cheeks. He lived in the town of Myra – on the … Continue reading

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The Radical Jesus: How Would the Baby in a Manger Fare in the American Police State?

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Jesus is too much for us. The church’s later treatment of the gospels is one long effort to rescue Jesus from ‘extremism.’”—author Gary Wills, What Jesus Meant Jesus was good. He was caring. He … Continue reading

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Rosneft Tries 3-Monkey Solution For Its Share Sale Problem, Italians And Swiss Too

By John Helmer, the longest continuously serving foreign correspondent in Russia, and the only western journalist to direct his own bureau independent of single national or commercial ties. Helmer has also been a professor of political science, and an advisor … Continue reading

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Americans Aren’t Buying the Claim that Russia Hacked the Election

A new Morning Consult/Politico poll finds that Americans aren’t convinced that Russia hacked the election: This is not entirely surprising, given the extremely weak evidence of Russian hacking by anonymous CIA “intelligence officials” (air quotes) … and the CIA’s less-than-stellar … Continue reading

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Twice As Many “Faithless” Electors Dump Clinton As Trump

While there was a lot of buzz about faithless Republican electors dumping Trump, it turns out that more Democratic electors dumped Clinton. Specifically, two Republican Texas electors voted for candidates other than Trump:  one voted for John Kasich and one … Continue reading

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The Hacking Evidence Against Russia Is Extremely Weak

Last week, German security officials said that Russia hacked secret German communications and provided them to Wikileaks (English translation). But now, German officials say that the communications were likely leaked from an insider within the German parliament, the Bundestag (English … Continue reading

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Monopolization Is the Problem BEHIND “Fake News”

This brilliant tweetstorm by Matt Stoller – who has been a top Congressional Democratic aide for many years – discusses how monopolization is the underlying problem driving the symptom of “fake news” … (Twitter repeats the last tweet before each … Continue reading

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The Story That Russia Does Not Want You to See: The Rosneft Share “Sale” as a Sham Transaction

By John Helmer, the longest continuously serving foreign correspondent in Russia, and the only western journalist to direct his own bureau independent of single national or commercial ties. Helmer has also been a professor of political science, and an advisor … Continue reading

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The Real Problem: At Least 6 In 10 Americans Read Headlines … and NOTHING ELSE

Slate pointed out in 2013: I asked Josh Schwartz, a data scientist at the traffic analysis firm Chartbeat, to look at how people scroll through Slate articles. Schwartz also did a similar analysis for other sites that use Chartbeat and … Continue reading

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If Americans Stop Criticizing Our Government, We’ll Stop Being American

There is a giant push by governments and mainstream corporate media to censor criticism of the American government as somehow helping Russia. That’s honestly one of the most anti-American, pro-Communist kinds of bullshit I’ve ever heard. In reality, dissent is … Continue reading

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Should We Blindly Trust the CIA On Its Claims About the Democratic Emails?

James Carden – former Advisor to the US-Russia Presidential Commission at the US State Department – writes in an article titled Why Are the Media Taking the CIA’s Hacking Claims at Face Value? The working assumption here seems to be … Continue reading

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Secretary of State John Kerry: We Should Ignore What Anonymous CIA “Intelligence Officials” Say

While anonymous CIA officials have told the media that they know for sure that Russia hacked Democratic party emails and gave them to Wikileaks, the CIA and other American intelligence agencies are refusing to brief Congress in their official capacities … Continue reading

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Happy Bill of Rights Day … Are There Any Left?

Today is Bill of Rights Day in America. Happy Bill of Rights Day! This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on … Continue reading

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Revealed: Who Gave Democratic Emails to Wikileaks

While all of the mainstream media and anonymous CIA sources claim that Russia was behind the hacks of the emails from the Democratic National Committee and top Clinton aide John Podesta, the truth has been revealed to be completely different. … Continue reading

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The Russian Bear Uses a Keyboard

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. I am about twenty four hours behind on debunking the “evidence” of Russian hacking of … Continue reading

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Self-Defense: Do You Know What a Weapon Attack Would REALLY Look Like?

I just watched Self-Defense: Tools of Attack. This short video shows you how an expert in street fights involving weapons – he’s been involved in scores of them, and has won every single one – uses a variety of common … Continue reading

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Not Just America: Germany and Other Countries Blame Russia for Losses By Status Quo

Glenn Greenwald notes that – in the face of Trump and Brexit (which were primarily caused by economic policies which have created massive inequality) – the Democratic National committee is trying to blame everybody and everything but their own status … Continue reading

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High-Level American Intelligence Officials: “Allegations of Hacking Election Are Baseless”

Republished with permission of the authors. Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity MEMORANDUM Allegations of Hacking Election Are Baseless A New York Times report on Monday alluding to “overwhelming circumstantial evidence” leading the CIA to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: “The Euro Was a Mistake”

Nobel prize-winning Harvard economist Oliver Hart told Euractiv Spain: The Euro was a mistake …. He explained that that the EU member states are not “sufficiently homogeneous” to be considered one single entity, adding that trying to make the EU-28 … Continue reading

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Intelligence Officer Who Personally Met the Democratic Email Leaker Confirms Leaker Is with AMERICAN Intelligence Service … Not Russia

An American Leaker – Not Russian Hacker – Gave the Democratic Party Emails to Wikileaks The former intelligence analyst, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and chancellor of the University of Dundee, Craig Murray, wrote yesterday: As Julian Assange has made crystal … Continue reading

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Former US Ambassador to the UN, Head of NSA’s Global Surveillance Program and British Ambassador Say DNC Hacks May Actually Have Been LEAKS By AMERICAN Insider

Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton said today: It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC was not a false flag operation. *** … Continue reading

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How To INSTANTLY Tell If Russia Hacked the Election

Anonymous CIA officials claim that Russia hacked the U.S. election by accessing emails from top Democratic officials and then leaking them to Wikileaks. But the Washington Post notes: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) voiced doubts about the veracity of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Bait And Switch

By Nomi Prins. Originally published by TomDispatch.com (republished with permission of author). Given his cabinet picks so far, it’s reasonable to assume that The Donald finds hanging out with anyone who isn’t a billionaire (or at least a multimillionaire) a … Continue reading

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Hope Is An Act of Will … Courage Means Acting With Heart

Preface: Many people are exhausted or overwhelmed right now. So I am re-posting two essays I wrote almost a decade ago to help energize and re-kindle the fire … Hope In a Time of Hopelessness Several long-time activists have told … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Media is Asking for a Government Bailout Via Censorship

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The current controversy is different. Many people in Washington are irate over Wikileaks — not because the email were untrue but because they proved what many had long suspected . . . … Continue reading

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Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by yeowatzup | CC BY 2.0 Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the … Continue reading

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Congress Member Introduces Bill to Stop Funding Terrorists

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard – a combat veteran, and member of the House Armed Services Committee – has just introduced a bill to stop funding terrorists: What a novel idea!

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Big Media’s Contra-Cocaine Cover-up

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Amid the mainstream U.S. media’s current self-righteous frenzy against “fake … Continue reading

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‘Then We Will Fight in the Shade’ – A Guide to Winning the Media Wars

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War The ongoing battle between … Continue reading

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How War Propaganda Keeps on Killing

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A key reason why American foreign debacles have been particularly … Continue reading

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Putin May Be An Authoritarian Asshole … But Americans Should ALSO Criticize Stupid U.S. Policy

In launching the Iraq war and the war on terror, George Bush said “you’re either with us or against us.” We now know that the entire justification for the Iraq War was false from the get-go.  And Saddam Hussein – … Continue reading

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US Military Just Admitted Its *Waste* Is *Double* Russia’s Whole Military Budget. Russia’s Military Budget Is 1/8 of What US Spends

Glenn Greenwald tweets: The US military just admitted its *waste* is *double* Russia's whole military budget. Russia's military budget is 1/8 of what US spends. https://t.co/cmaACSMX4y — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 6, 2016 Background here and here.

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Declining Washington Post Desperately Attacks More Popular News Site

There’s something interesting about the Washington Post’s false smear of 200 news sites as being “Russian propaganda”. Specifically, the Post actually attacked a more popular news source … In July of this year, the Washington Post had 369,476,000 combined pageviews … Continue reading

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Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon … Continue reading

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American Alternative Media Threatens Defamation Lawsuit Against Washington Post for Red Baiting

Yves Smith – who runs the respected liberal website Naked Capitalism – has retained a top gun lawyer to sue the Washington Post for defamation unless it retracts its smear piece calling alternative media sites “Russian propaganda.” Smith has also … Continue reading

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The ULTIMATE Every Day Self-Defense Weapon

The best self-defense weapon is one (1) you can carry with you anywhere and (2) which is  an innocuous, every day item. Self-defense expert Thomas Kurz – a judo instructor, trained in boxing and Kyokushin karate – has designed a … Continue reading

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First Brexit, Now Italexit … Next Stop Frexit?

The instant Brexit won, we predicted that there would soon be an Italexit, Frexit and Swexit. With today’s Italian vote, it has become more likely that Italy will vote to leave the EU. We’re not so sure about Sweden. But … Continue reading

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American Expert: PropOrNot Is Propaganda

The anonymous website PropOrNot.com claims that they have analyzed alternative media websites and identified 200 sites which act as useful idiots for Russian-government propaganda. The Washington Post and many other mainstream media have trumpeted PropOrNot as evidence of a vast … Continue reading

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“Fake News” Has Been a Problem for Thousands of Years … Here’s How It’s Been Stopped

Throughout history, government officials have tried to stop “fake news” through various means before it was published. The crime of the peddlers of fake news: failing to acknowledge that those in power were perfect saints. Socrates For example, Socrates was … Continue reading

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7 Reasons that the Corporate Media Is Pro-War

Why There Is So Much Pro-War Reporting? American media is always pro-war: Can you name a single paper, or a single TV network, that was unequivocally opposed to the American wars carried out against Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Panama, Grenada, … Continue reading

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How a Syrian White Helmets Leader Played Western Media

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (Just World Books, 2014). Originally published by AlterNet. Republished with permission of … Continue reading

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Bait & Switch- Fake News, PropOrNot, the Real Inform & Influence Operation

Preface by Washington’s Blog: We don’t know whether or not the allegations set forth below are true.  However, given that George Eliason told us – approximately a week before the PropOrNot smear campaign – that our site would be attacked, … Continue reading

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European President Begs EU Leaders Not to Hold Referendums … Because Voters Might Choose to LEAVE

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker recently begged EU leaders not to hold votes on whether to leave the EU … because they may PASS: Regarding referenda on EU membership, I think it is not wise to organize this kind of … Continue reading

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Self-Defense Videos: The Best I’ve Ever Seen

Code Red Defense teaches the best self-defense techniques I’ve ever seen. It’s great because it focuses on real self-defense in a street fight: Why do I like Code Red Defense so much?  Because: Tells you when to talk your way … Continue reading

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Lone Blogger Rages Against The Washington Post’s Russian “Hit List”

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I have to admit I’m quite honored to see that Liberty Blitzkrieg was recently included on a list of some of the most illustrious, impactful and successful alternative news websites on the planet. The … Continue reading

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Welcome Washington Post Readers

Washington’s Blog is written by American writers (with guest posts by Brits, Canadians, Aussies, etc). The owner of this site is an American who was born and raised here, lived here his whole life, and loves the United States. He … Continue reading

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Stunning Examples of Fake and Scripted News

Here are some stunning examples of fake and scripted news by the mainstream media: Indeed, the government and mainstream media are the biggest purveyors of fake news.

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Who is Behind “Fake News”? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, publisher of Global Research. The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which it categorizes as “fake news”.  Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain … Continue reading

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Who’s the Biggest Peddler of Fake News?

Everyone’s Talking About “Fake News” Everyone’s talking about “fake news” … Google Trends shows that – starting in late October – that phrase absolutely exploded in terms of internet searches: In the last month, Obama, Merkel, CNN, the New York … Continue reading

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4-Star General Convinces Trump to Reconsider Pro-Torture Stance

I slammed Trump in March for calling for more torture and waterboarding. I pointed out that the overwhelming majority of military and intelligence experts say that torture prevents the ability to obtain helpful information, makes us less safe, decreases national … Continue reading

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Trump’s Tulsi Gabbard Factor

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Two weeks after Donald Trump’s shocking upset of Hillary Clinton, … Continue reading

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When It Comes To Fake News, The U.S. Government Is The Biggest Culprit

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.”—Former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg Let’s talk about fake news stories, … Continue reading

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Installing a Torture Fan at CIA

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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What to Do About ‘Fake News’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, a hot new … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fake News

Words and image by Anthony Freda,  AnthonyFreda.com. The discredited mainstream media who have spread propaganda and lies causing the needless death and suffering of millions are now arrogantly trying to censor the alternative media who are working to expose their … Continue reading

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President Trump: To Jumpstart the U.S. Economy, Please Honor Your Promise to Break Up the Big Banks!

Donald Trump and the Republican Platform Called for Restoring Glass-Steagall and Breaking Up the Too Big to Fails The Republican platform under Donald Trump called for restoring the Glass-Steagall separation between traditional depository banking and speculative investment banking.  Trump himself … Continue reading

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What Liberals Should Like About Steve Bannon, Trump’s Chief Stategist

Preface: Washington’s Blog is non-partisan, and doesn’t judge people on whether they’re labeled “liberal” or “conservative”.  Instead, we judge based on whether people will support policies which help or hurt the American people. Additionally, we’ll continue slamming Trump when we … Continue reading

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Great News On Trump Appointment

Preface:  I’ve slammed Trump when I thought he might appoint bad guys.  But there’s now cause for celebration. Trump has purportedly offered General Michael Flynn a post as National Security Advisor. This is GREAT news … Flynn  – a 3-star … Continue reading

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Democratic Leadership ADMITS that Clinton Lost the Election Because of Voters’ Economic Worries

We’ve repeatedly said that Trump mainly won the election because voters thought that the status quo would hurt them economically. Today, the Los Angeles Times reports that the Democratic leadership itself admits that the economy is the issue that sunk … Continue reading

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Trump Won Among White Women, Among Women Without College Degrees, and Among Rural Women

Clinton supporters assumed that women would vote for her. But the Guardian reports: A majority of white women voted for Trump. And while Clinton did carry the female vote overall, her advantage among women was a percentage point less than … Continue reading

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Trump Nomination Report Card: F

No, It’s Not Too Early to Grade the President Elect I knew that Obama was a sell-out long before he was even sworn in, even though the Americans who voted for Obama thought they were going to get real change. … Continue reading

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5 Stunning Facts About the 2016 Election

Here are 5 stunning facts about the 2016 election … (1) The Clinton Campaign Promoted Trump as a Republican Candidate Team Clinton promoted Donald Trump as a Republican candidate … because they thought he’d be easy to beat: Clinton's Pied … Continue reading

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Trump’s Slim Chance for Greatness

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Donald Trump must decide – and decide quickly – whether … Continue reading

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Trump’s Foreign Policy: Four More Years of Bush-Obama?

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. What will President-elect Trump do with respect to foreign policy? Will he follow in the footsteps of George W. Bush and Barack Obama and pursue another four years of death and destruction in … Continue reading

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Stay Alert, America: The Worst Is Yet to Come

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—Philosopher George Santayana Stay alert, America. This is not the time to drop our guards, even for a moment. Nothing has changed since … Continue reading

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To the Protestors

Words and artwork by Anthony Freda, AnthonyFreda.com To the protestors: My friends and I missed you when we were protesting the bombing of hospitals and illegal wars. We missed you at Occupy Peace and the other anti-war rallies we attended … Continue reading

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The Numbers Show Trump Win NOT Due to Racism and Sexism

Clinton supporters frequently assume that Trump supporters are all racists and sexists. But a higher percentage of Hispanics voted for Trump than voted for Mitt Romney or Bob Dole in previous elections. As USA Today notes: But that margin [of … Continue reading

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You’ll Only Understand Trump and Brexit If You Understand the Failure of Globalization

You can only understand the victory of Donald Trump and Brexit once you understand the failure of globalization … Trump Trump made rejection of globalization a centerpiece of his campaign. In his July 21st acceptance speech as the Republican nominee, … Continue reading

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Why Trump Won; Why Clinton Lost

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In the end, Hillary Clinton became the face of a … Continue reading

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First Brexit, Now Trump … What’s Next?

CNN’s Jake Tapper hit the nail on the head last night, as he was speaking about why people voted for Trump. Tapper said that most Americans are sick of the income inequality, globalization, and politics-as-usual that the status quo have … Continue reading

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Election 2016: Open Thread

What are your thoughts, hopes, fears, and predictions?

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NYT Admits Key Al Qaeda Role in Aleppo

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). As much as The New York Times and the mainstream … Continue reading

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The Quasi-Legal Coup-Hillary Clinton Information Operations In Election 2016

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. “The purpose of ” Inform and Influence Operations” is not to provide a perspective, opinion, or lay out a policy. It is defined as the ability to make audiences “think and act” in … Continue reading

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Why Hillary Clinton Will Appoint Old World Nationalists to Cabinet Positions

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Whether you are for Hillary Clinton or against her, the problem with Hillary Clinton isn’t her lack of experience. Almost the entire political establishment is behind her. Throughout all the bumps … Continue reading

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MOST Voters Now Think Clinton Broke the Law … TWICE As Many As Think that Trump Did

McClatchy reports: A total of 83 percent of likely voters believe that Clinton did something wrong – 51 percent saying she did something illegal and 32 percent saying she something unethical but not illegal.  Just 14 percent said she’s done … Continue reading

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Live Report from Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

By Robert Barsocchini. A group of Christians came to the camp this morning to ally with the native water protectors. They said there were 524 of them, representing the 524 years since the Doctrine of Discovery. They then offered a … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Email Narrative Just Fell Apart

Clinton and her supporters have tried to blame Russia for hacking her emails and making them a focus in this election. In reality, it’s likely that American intelligence and defense workers are the source for at least some of the … Continue reading

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Phony ‘Corruption’ Excuse for Ukraine Coup

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). If Ukraine becomes a flashpoint for World War III … Continue reading

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Not Guilty: The Power of Nullification to Counteract Government Tyranny

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people. The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have power. The system is so … Continue reading

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US Insiders – Not Russia – Leaked Clinton Emails

We’ve repeatedly shown that it’s much more likely that American insiders – not Russian hackers – leaked the Clinton emails. Today, the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical … Continue reading

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4 Times As Many Americans Think Biased U.S. Media – Not Foreign Interests Such As Russian Hackers – Real Threat To Fair Election

75% of Americans Believe the Media Is Biased For Hillary A Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Friday found that 75.9% of Americans believe the mainstream media “would like to see [Hillary Clinton] elected president.” The poll also found that only … Continue reading

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Billionaire: “Single Digit Millionaires” Are Too Poor to Get Justice In America

Two Systems of Justice In America: One for the Ultra-Wealthy … Another For Everyone Else Billionaire Peter Thiel said yesterday:  If you’re a single-digit millionaire … you have no effective access to our legal system. Thiel is saying even plain … Continue reading

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Constitutional Law Expert: Comey Did NOT Violate Law By Announcing Email Investigation

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid alleges that FBI Director Comey has violated the law by announcing the re-opened investigation into Clinton emails so close to the presidential election. Is he right? One of the top constitutional law experts in the … Continue reading

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If Hillary Clinton Is Charged With Obstruction Of Justice She Could Go To Prison For 20 Years

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. In the world of politics, the cover-up is often worse than the original crime.  It was his role in the Watergate cover-up that took down Richard Nixon, and now Hillary Clinton’s cover-up of … Continue reading

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Unprincipled WaPo Editors Damned Comey Critics – Now Join Them

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under Unprincipled WaPo Editors Damned Comey Critics – Now Join Them. The Washington Post editorial page is staunchly neoconservative and early on endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. On July 7 … Continue reading

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Syria Is Another Pipeline War

By Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, and Naked Capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Gaius_Publius, Tumblr and Facebook. Originally published at at Down With Tyranny. … Continue reading

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The De Facto US/Al Qaeda Alliance

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A curious aspect of the Syrian conflict – a rebellion … Continue reading

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Social Media Is Censoring FBI’s Re-Opened Clinton Email Investigation

Zero Hedge reports that Twitter, Facebook, Buzzfeed and Snapchat appear to be censoring the biggest bombshell of this election cycle … that the FBI re-opened its investigation of Clinton’s emails 11 days before the election. I can add that I’ve … Continue reading

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“They Must Have Something Significant For the FBI to Reopen the Investigation”

What does the FBI’s new announcement about Clinton-related emails mean? Washington’s Blog asked the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand … Continue reading

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“The Fed Failed ….” And that Changes Everything

By Jeffrey Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners There is a growing body of public work that suggests Federal Reserve officials are prepared now for a very different sort of normalization than what had been envisioned up until this year. That comes, … Continue reading

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Dennis Kucinich’s Extraordinary Warning on D.C.’s Think Tank Warmongers

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the … Continue reading

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The Modern History of ‘Rigged’ US Elections

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). The United States is so committed to the notion that … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Clear – A Vote For Warmonger Hillary Clinton Is A Vote For World War 3

By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream. If you want to see war without end, vote for Hillary Clinton. It is tremendously ironic that Hillary Clinton and the mainstream media have attempted to portray Donald Trump as “dangerous” and … Continue reading

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Is the Fed Fix in for the election?

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. As we near Halloween, the US stock market looks like it’s whistling past the graveyard near the end of a year that I predicted would be the dawn of “the Epocalypse.” (By that, I meant an … Continue reading

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Fact Check: Trump Is Right that Clinton Might Cause WW3

Artwork by Anthony Freda, AnthonyFreda.com   Trump claims that Clinton’s policy on Syria would lead to World War 3. Let’s fact check … The Washington Post points out that a vote for Clinton is a vote for escalating military confrontation … Continue reading

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The Path to Total Dictatorship: America’s Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have … Continue reading

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We Can Prove the Podesta Emails Released by Wikileaks Are Authentic…Here’s How

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Anyone with half a brain or an ounce of honesty left, knows that the John Podesta emails released by Wikileaks are authentic. If they weren’t, everyone implicated in them would have immediately … Continue reading

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Did Russia Hack the DNC … Really?

Obama, Clinton and the mainstream media all say that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and released emails to throw the election to Trump. But former CIA, State Department, and House Intelligence Committee security expert Fred Fleitz notes: Only two … Continue reading

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Washington’s New Lock-Step March of Folly

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). As polls show Hillary Clinton closing in on victory, Official … Continue reading

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U.S. Foreign Policy ‘Elite’ Eagerly Await an Expansion of Overseas Wars Under Hillary Clinton

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Your average American Hillary Clinton supporter will smugly head to the polls on November 8th, entirely self-assured of his or her vital role in the defeat of fascism in these United States. It won’t take … Continue reading

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