by Stephen Lendman
Call it one of many US dirty secrets. Washington covertly recruits, funds, arms, trains, and directs extremist Islamic State and other Takfiri terrorists.
The same ones it lies about waging war on. Uses them as proxies against its adversaries.
Notably during Obama's tenure against Libya's Gaddafi. Currently against Assad in Syria. Ahead against future enemies to be named later.
Iran very much in Washington's cross hairs. Longstanding US regime change plans remain firm. RT International, Fars News and LiveLeak reported the same story. Calling Yousaf Al Salafi an IS Pakistani commander.
In detention in Pakistan, he admitted getting funds from America. On January 22, he and two associates were arrested in Lahore, said AFP.
by Stephen Lendman
Israel claims a divine right to attack any nation, group or individual it chooses with impunity. Considers naked aggression self-defense.
Justifiable self-defense is called terrorism. On January 18, Israeli helicopter gunship fire killed Hezbollah military leader Imad Mughniyeh in Syria's Quneitra province.
Located in Golan's demilitarized zone. The site of heavy clashes between Syrian forces and Takfiri terrorists.
Mughniyeh and five other Hezbollah fighters were killed. Plus six Iranians. Including General Mohammed Allahdaddi.
by Stephen Lendman
Israel's Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was cold, calculated, premeditated naked aggression against 1.8 million Gazans. Previous articles explained in detail. It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. Everything to do with preventing Palestinian self-determination.
Maintaining occupation harshness. Continuing settlement construction on stolen Palestinian land. Keeping beleaguered Gazans besieged. Sabotaging Fatah/Hamas unity. Preventing diaspora Palestinians from returning.
Having Jerusalem as Israel's exclusive capital. Denying Palestinians all international law guaranteed rights. Continuing to treat them as subhumans.
Robert J. Burrowes
Why do human beings fear love? That is, why do we fear loving ourselves and others, and why do we fear being fully loved ourselves?
If someone does not receive what they need emotionally as a child, their capacity to give will be limited accordingly. The less of what they need they actually get, the less they will be able to give (and the more they will take for themselves without consideration for others). In order to give, one must have experienced receiving during childhood. If we do not experience love in a way that is truly meaningful, then we will never be able to love ourselves. And if we do not love ourselves, we cannot truly love another.
So what does loving really mean? To me, love means to feel a deep and abiding commitment to nurture the full evolutionary potential in someone, whether ourselves or another. Love might have other elements in particular contexts, such as in a sexual relationship or between a parent and a child, but its most genuine manifestation is its desire to nurture.
by Stephen Lendman
Rogue states need enemies to advance their agendas. When none exist they're invented. Longstanding US policy.
Russian national Evgeny Buryakov its latest victim. A Russian bank employee arrested in New York on phony espionage charges.
Two other Russian nationals named. Outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder announced bogus charges.
A Department of Justice statement naming "Evgeny Buryakov, aka Zhenya,' Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy in connection with Buryakov's service as a covert intelligence agent on behalf of the Russian Federation (Russia) in New York City, without notifying the US Attorney General of Buryakov's status as an agent of Russia, as required by federal law."
Responding to a question posed by ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, deputy press secretary Eric Schultz argued the US can swap prisoners with the Taliban because the group is not a terrorist organization but “an armed insurgency.”
NATO troops leaving Afghanistan have left behind unexploded ordinance that is killing civilians at the rate of more than one a day, majority of whom are children. Since first invading Afghanistan in 2001, NATO air forces have dropped 20,000 tons of bombs on the country. About 10 percent do not detonate on contact with the ground and some malfunction.
Bolivian leader Evo Morales: RT has become the voice of revolutionaries, voice of the peoples of the world and countries the United States would like to silence. Morales was responding to comments made by Andrew Lack, new head of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), in which he compared RT to terrorist organizations.
THE AIM is clear: The big European powers, led by Germany, want to sabotage Greece's new government, led by the radical left party SYRIZA, by insisting that it continue to repay its crushing $336 billion debt to foreign lenders--thereby depriving it of resources to fund its aggressive reform program.
Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has informed Israel through the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) that it is not interested in further escalation of hostilities following an exchange of rocket strikes; Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.
An Argentinian-born US nuclear scientist has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to sell a classified nuclear technology to a US agent he believed was a Venezuelan official, according to CNN.
Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson said the United States should look out for possible acts of terrorism, similar to the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. He also added that the DHS should stay on alert and cooperate with major chiefs and sheriffs around the country to share information.
The United States and other Western countries must stop backing Ukrainian war hawks rampaging in the country's east, Russian Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Andrei Kelin said Thursday.
The Ukrainian government forces' use of indiscriminate weapons, such as Grad multiple rocket launchers, in fighting independence supporters in the southeast of the country has resulted in the killing of large numbers of civilians; Human Rights Watch.
Washington disagrees with former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev that the United States is in another Cold war with Russia, which might turn into a "hot" one; spokesperson for the US Department of State Jen Psaki, stressing that the United States continues to work with Russia on various issues including Iran, Syria, and Ukrainian conflict.
Russian Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for human rights, democracy and supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov "Poland’s foreign minister said that sanctions against Russia embodied a common position of the whole world,". "The problem is he forgot about China, India, Brazil, other Latin American countries, and Africa." "Mr. Schetyna seems to need an upgrade not only in history but also in political geography.
Microsoft Corp made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Thursday, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software. It also released an app for its popular Outlook email programme to run on Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad,
Moscow has called on Bosnia and Herzegovina not to deliver weaponry to Kiev that could be used to kill civilians; Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised an extra 1,000 hryvnias (over $60) a day to every Kiev soldier fighting against independence supporters in the country's southeast amid massive draft evasion.
Two alleged Russian bombers were seen flying over British airspace on its southern coast, leading the Royal Air Force (RAF) to dispatch two jets in response.
During a raid to recover a number of stolen goods and cars, in São Paolo, Brazilian police discover two war tanks, assumed to be US-made M-41 models likely sold off in an auction, did not possess any weapons or engines. Police also seized 500 TV sets.
Francisco Illarramendi, the 45-year-old son of a former Venezuelan diplomat is due to be sentenced in Connecticut on Thursday, charged over a massive fraud scheme that involved investments from Venezuela's state oil company.
Want to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich? We're all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a different approach - a chip under the skin. Along with access to doors and photocopiers, they're promised further services including the ability to pay in the cafe with a touch of a hand.
Someone in high offices decides who dies in the trenches, and who goes to a ski resort, who go to the ATO zone, and who goes to a prestigious European university.
Draft evasion is endemic. In a western Ukraine region 57% of those called up simply ignored their draft papers. In a different region in central Ukraine the figure is 50%. Draft-dodging in Ukraine can be punished by up to three years in jail.
Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, asked Congress to throw out spending cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control, proposed $74 billion in added spendingabout 7 percent split about evenly between defense programs and domestic side of the budget.
Greece, stripped of its independence by its EU membership and acceptance of the euro as its currency, has lost is sovereignty. Without control over its own money, Greece cannot finance itself. Greece must rely on private banks from other countries.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid the blame on Iran for Wednesday?s multipronged attack by Hezbollah on Israel?s northern border that killed two IDF soldiers and wounded seven others.
Residents in Gardena, California reported a foul-smelling, black sludge coming from their sinks, Golden State Water Company claims that this “water” is safe to drink. Customers gathered samples of the water for the water company to test, they still refused to test the samples because they needed “special tubes” to do so.
Federal, state and local governments can take your belongings, whether or not you have done anything wrong. Attorney General Eric Holder announced earlier this month that he was “suspending” federal government participation in certain forms of asset forfeiture, did nothing to address state forfeiture laws, which account for greatest amount of forfeiture activity.
Europe putting together a plan to track travelers and gather personal information. FBI planning a super DNA database to keep information on everyone. DHS launching Iris and facial recognition at the borders. Ukraine label Russia as an aggressor and the south eastern people terrorists. Western paid mercenaries are in Ukraine. Israel bombs Syria. Malware that attacked companies now linked to NSA. US and UK preparing for a cyber attack drill. The Islamic State threatens Obama and prepares to attack the US. Be prepared for a false flag.
The possible exclusion of Russia from the SWIFT payment system proposed by the European Parliament will hurt the world’s economy, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma told Baltkom. In response, Russia's Central Bank said the country might introduce alternative channels of interbank communications to replace SWIFT.
A group of US technology companies and trade associations have called on the Chinese cyber authority to reconsider new cybersecurity controls that require the disclosure of sensitive intellectual property. New Chinese trade purchasing requirements, will primarily target computer equipment for Chinese banks.
A Moscow court has arrested Svetlana Davydova, on suspicion of spying for Ukraine, suspected in high treason and espionage, a source in the court's office told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
Experts from the Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom will create a demo water decontamination station this autumn to be used at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant, the project head of the subsidiary RosRAO, that deals with radioactive materials, Sergei Florya, told RIA Novosti Wednesday.
Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany’s largest newspapers: he accepted news stories written and given to him by the CIA and published them under his own name. Much the deception was to drive nations toward war. Corruption of journalists and major news outlets by the CIA is routine, accepted, widespread in media, journalists who do not comply cannot get jobs at any news organization, their careers cut short.
Russia's finance minister Anton Siluanov: *RUSSIA WOULD WEIGH FINANCE FOR GREECE IF ASKED, "if such a petition [for financial aid] is submitted to The Russian Government, we will definitely consider it."
Ukraine is experiencing a corporate takeover of its agriculture a longtime target for foreign investors as the world’s third largest exporter of corn, fifth largest exporter of wheat. foreign companies, Cargill, Monsanto, DuPont, gaining control over Ukraine's agricultural supply chain.
Ukraine’s military Chief of Staff Viktor Muzhenko admitted Russian troops have not been taking part in combat operations in the country’s east during news briefing in Kiev, acknowledged that Russian army units not involved in combat action in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The Pentagon is deeply concerned about the rapid military technological advances made by China and Russia, modernizing their nuclear weapons, anti-ship, anti-aircraft missiles, long-range strike missiles, capabilities in cyber and electronic warfare when US military superiority edge is steadily eroding.
The 82nd Airborne, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, will deploy this week as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission to Iraq. Deployment expected to last nine months to help train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.
80 percent drop in oil revenues since June, Alaska has no state sales or income taxes, “Even if you lay off every state employee, that only saves us a billion [dollars]“We’d still have $2.5 billion to go; ”Chris Tuck, Democrat minority leader in the Alaska House of Representatives. Governor, considering creating the state’s first income and sales taxes.
Residents of towns along the frontline in eastern Ukraine have been living in constant fear, sounds of artillery fire – a signal to quickly run and hide in the nearest basement. Repair crews are working round the clock trying to bring essential services, like electricity and heating, back to functioning. regularly come under fire.
Gorbachev: “the US has already dragged us into a new Cold War, trying to openly implement its idea of triumphalism,” “What’s next? Unfortunately, I cannot be sure that the Cold War will not bring about a ‘hot’ one. I’m afraid they might take the risk.
“I do not support legalization of marijuana; it’s not the position of the Department of Justice currently to support the legalization, nor would it be the position should I become confirmed as attorney general;” Lynch.
A fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has collapsed, with fighting breaking out between government forces and pro-Russian rebels right along the front line. The medical aid agency, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), has been distributing supplies to local hospitals under pressure from the increasing number of casualties.
The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.
Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, accused by senior opposition figure Tzipi Livni of leading the country into “crisis and diplomatic isolation”, amid growing criticism of his handling of relations with the US.
US industrial interests took centre-stage at the start of Barack Obama’s visit to India as he and the prime minister, Narendra Modi, outlined a deal to limit the legal liability of US suppliers in the event of a nuclear power plant catastrophe.
Greece's new prime minister: his government's top priority is negotiating with creditors to resolve the country's debt without blindly submitting to the demands of its European partners. New government's anti-austerity agenda alarmed financial markets, reviving fears Greece could crash out of the eurozone.
Missile ambush by Hezbollah fighters that killed two Israeli soldiers Wednesday brought the Iran-backed Lebanese Shia movement closer to war with Israel. Stakes for Israel and Hezbollah are huge. Exchanges have previously plunged these two enemies into conflagrations, most recently the war of 2006. Danger is high that they could stumble into a significant confrontation.
Bolivia has seen impressive and consistent economic growth since Morales' first election victory in 2006, including establishment of government programs to alleviate poverty and attain the social equity goals on an expanded and intensified exploitation of the country's natural resources: fossil fuel production, mining, large-scale, mono-crop agriculture and manufacturing.
1. Two Trillion Becquerels of Radioactive Material Escaped Reactor 1, 2. US West Coast Will Experience Peak Radiation in 2015, 3. Thyroid Cancer Spreading in Japan, 4. Japan Planning to Build More Nuclear Plants, 5. Experts Can’t Agree on the Health Dangers. Sake brewers finding no one wants to buy their products due to reports of contaminated rice and water. Fukushima is Bad.
Among the reforms announced: scrapping planned privatizations, scrapping fees in public hospitals and prescriptions, restore “the 13th pension” for low-pensioners, scrapping the 5-euro fee at public hospitals and 1-euro fee per prescription, reductions in the patients’ economic participation on drugs. : a stop in pension cuts, restore the “13th pension” for pensioners receiving below €700 per month. “Uninsured farmers will receive again the €360 per month, minimum wage will be raised to €751 gross, collective bargains will be restored. Re-hiring of those laid-off from public sector.
Varoufakis: The Troika is trying to suffocate us and to put pressure on the democratic choice by telling us: either you follow our requirements, or you will be cast into hell, trying to terrorize Greek voters. Death is preferable. “The real deficit in Greece is a dignity deficit.
Over the July 4th weekend, 82 people were shot in Chicago, including a 16 year-old boy shot by police. Fourteen people were killed. In late May in Tampa Bay, Florida, police shot dead a 29 year-old man in his own home over $2 worth of pot. Acting in accordance with the insane logic of the war on drugs, that alleged drug sale led to a militaristic raid on the young man’s home, which ended in his untimely, violent death.
Meanwhile, some of the nation’s most powerful companies—pharmaceutical firms that manufacture opiates like OxyContin and Vicodin—are funding efforts to prohibit the legalization of marijuana. From a must-read investigative report by The Nation’s Lee Fang: [The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA)] and the other groups leading the fight against relaxing marijuana laws, including the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (formerly the Partnership for a Drug-Free America), derive a significant portion of their budget from opioid manufacturers and other pharmaceutical companies.
Much of what we know about this practice of outsourcing torture is from the harrowing accounts of its victims and survivors who have bravely come forward to tell their stories. One of them is Ahmed Agiza, an Egyptian citizen who lived with his wife and young family in Sweden, where they were seeking refugee status. In December 2001, Ahmed and a friend were apprehended by Swedish police, who turned them over to the CIA. In what was reportedly the Bush administration's first rendition operation, Ahmed and his friend were sent to Egypt, where they were, interrogated, and mercilessly tortured.
"Fallout on Las Vegas and vicinity following this morning's detonation was very low and without any effects on health," the newspaper explained. "On Your Guard: Reds Launch 'Scare Drive' Against U.S. Atomic Tests." The article warned: "A big Communist 'fear' campaign to force Washington to stop all American atomic hydrogen bomb tests erupted this past week." It was a popular theme among prominent commentators like syndicated columnist David Lawrence, whose wisdom appeared in the Washington Post and other leading newspapers. "The truth is," he wrote in spring 1955, "there isn't the slightest proof of any kind that the 'fallout' as a result of tests in Nevada has ever affected any human being anywhere outside the testing ground itself." By then, children and others living in downwind areas were beginning to develop leukemia. As time passed, people in affected areas suffered extraordinarily high rates of cancer and thyroid ills. Functioning in tandem, the news media and the federal government continued to deny that nuclear testing was a health hazard.
Kennedy intended to stop the Vietnam War and all future wars waged for profit by America. He intended to regain control of the American people's government and their country by cutting off the military industrial complex and Federal Reserve banking system's money supply. Kennedy launched his brilliant attack using the Constitution, which states "Congress shall have the Power to Coin Money and Regulate the Value." Kennedy stopped the Federal Reserve banking system from printing money and lending it to the government at interest by signing Executive Order 11,110 on June 4, 1963. The order called for the issuance of $4,292,893,815,000 (4.3 trillion) in United States Notes through the U.S. treasury rather than the Federal Reserve banking system. He also signed a bill backing the one and two-dollar bills with gold which added strength to the new government issued currency. Kennedy's comptroller James J. Saxon, encouraged broader investment and lending powers for banks that were not part of the Federal Reserve system. He also encouraged these non-Fed banks to deal directly with and underwrite state and local financial institutions. By taking the capital investments away from the Federal Reserve banks, Kennedy would break them up and destroy them. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who alone had dared to stand against the military industrial complex and the Federal Reserve banking system, was murdered in Dallas, Texas at 12:30 p.m. CST on November 22, 1963, in a bloody "coup d'état". On that day America ceased to be a democracy of, by, and for the people. From that day forward the leaders of the American government have only been the willing puppets of corporations and an international banking cartel that profits from war.
Scientists have found that our bodies and our minds have both deteriorated significantly compared to our ancestors. In fact, just this week a very prominent professor at Cambridge University said that “our most highly trained athletes pale in comparison to these ancestors of ours”. The biggest reason for this, of course, is the degradation of the human genome. Groundbreaking research by Dr. John Sanford of Cornell University and others has shown that our genes contain tens of thousands of mistakes (mutations), and with each passing generation even more errors are added and passed on. So it should be no surprise that our ancestors were bigger, stronger, faster and smarter. The truth is that they had better genes.
There's no need to shut down RT in the US – that's the message coming from Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary at the US State Department. RT's Gayane Chichakyan reports. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/f5ta9l
On the teetering economy and possible economic collapse, former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, “We know something serious is wrong. The only provision of Dodd-Frank that has any teeth is the provision that says if the big banks are going to be casinos and gamble on derivatives, they cannot do that in the depository institution where depositors have their accounts. They have to farm it out into subsidiaries. So, if the subsidiaries get into trouble, the subsidiaries have no access to depositor’s money. This is the only real reform part of Dodd-Frank. Citigroup got put into the recent spending bill, the repeal of this, so banks can gamble on derivatives, and taxpayers and depositors are on the hook for the losses. Why would you do that unless you had a lot of derivatives trouble. It could easily be the oil derivatives. . . . The banks can gamble all they want and they are covered by the FDIC, which has no money. . . . This gives the banks access to depositor’s money. . . . This is sick, and it shows the United States government is the most corrupt government on earth, far more corrupt than Russia or China.”
President Says ‘Only Poorly Informed People’ Don’t Know About Ukraine Coup
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by Stephen Lendman
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In this most powerful expose yet on Zionist crimes in Palestine, Dr. David Duke exposes the horrific Zionist terror in Gaza and proves how Zionist influenced media around the world lies to us! Not only must we free Palestine, we must free the West and the whole world from Zionist Globalist tyranny! Contact Your Senators and ask them to stop supporting the mass murder of Palestinian men, women, and children by Israel.
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