Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.
Obama‘s Phase Two on the ‘War on Terror’
NATO was at a standstill until the Wales-UK gathering hurriedly spelled out NATO’s futuristic intent for new animosities to claim relevance and operational opportunism. The focal issue of NATO’s role and mission to cope with change and adaptability to a different future is denied logical discourse. Undoubtedly, NATO’s involvement in Afghanistan and covert operations in Iraq failed to achieve any favorable metaphor in Western public opinions. At Wales, NATO demonstrated powerful images of the US F35 aircraft and the new Euro Jet displayed impressively at the setting. The global warriors who used to dream of triumph and glory over the poor and helpless nations are searching new insights to perpetuate animosity and to strengthen NATO’s presence under false pretext. Did President Obama learn any lessons from his predecessor’s mental and political fault lines? On Wednesday September 10, 2014, President Obama spoke of “relentless effort” to destroy the newly formed ISIL in Iraq and Syria (“Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria in “relentless effort” to destroy Islamic State fighters.” The Associated Press and ABC News: 11/11/2014) and sending 500 troops and ordered additional airstrikes in Iraq and Syria: "We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.” Obama added that “We will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq,” the president assured the American people. “Anytime we take military action, there are risks involved, especially to the servicemen and women who carry out these missions,” he acknowledged, adding that this effort “will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.”
By Khalid Amayreh
I do realize that many people, especially Germans, might be offended by the title of this article. I know that one, especially writers, should think twice before calling the elected leader of a respectable country a "political whore."
I absolutely have no intention to offend or denigrate the Great German nation. None the less, one has to be honest to one's conscience especially when the subject matter has to do with the willful extermination by the Judeo-Nazi state of Israel of innocent civilians, including many children. During a pro-Israeli rally on Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to fight "anti-Semitism," an apparent red herring meant to distract attention from the recent Israeli holocaust in Gaza.
"Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism," Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of anti-Israeli feelings following the manifestly genocidal Israeli blitz against Gaza, which killed and maimed thousands of Palestinians, mostly innocent civilians, and destroyed some 50,000 thousand homes and housing units.
by Stephen Lendman
It's longstanding Israeli policy. Palestinians aren't wanted. Israel considers them subhuman.
It wants them eliminated. It wants Jewish exclusivity. It wants maximum Jews and minimum Arabs.
Israel's entire history is blood-drenched. Depravity defines it. It's longstanding genocidal war on Palestine reflects it.
In 1985, then Israeli president Chaim Herzog said:
"We are certainly not willing to make partners of the Palestinians in any way in a land that was holy to our people for thousands of years. There can be no partner with the Jews of this land."
Former Israeli military leader Moshe Dayan urged treating Palestinians like dogs.
They're denied fundamental human and civil rights. Israel spurns peace and stability. Militarized occupation harshness persists.
by Stephen Lendman
Claims otherwise are false. A previous article explained. It said 43 IDF reservists and former army intelligence members published an open letter.
They addressed Netanyahu and top military officials. They denounced Israeli high crimes against peace. They condemned longstanding collective punishment.
They henceforth refuse to serve. They want no part of Israel's killing machine. They kept their identities secret to avoid recrimination. One of the letter signatories said separately:
"Some of (the things Israel's 8200 intelligence unit do) are supposed to protect us from violence, but some of it is just destroying Palestinian society, preventing them from improving their lives in any way."
America is on the verge of another "Crusade". Of course they are not telling us this directly, but the mass media has lined up its "polls" and has concluded that 90% of Americans want to defeat ISIS or ISIL or IS (whatever). The reason for this is because of the beheadings of two Americans and a Brit. Understandable, right?
I guess if you believe what the media tells you, you really can't be faulted for being outraged. When I saw the first video, I too, was incensed. It is pretty hard not to be outraged. Still, the longer I think about it, the more I wonder about some of the things America has done in Iraq and the rest of the area.
The Pentagon plans to train and arm 5,000 militants in Syria as part of the Obama administration’s long-term strategy to confront the ISIL terrorist organization. Obama requested $500 million from Congress to train and equip what Washington calls moderate militants fighting government of Syrian President Assad and ISIL militants.
Iran has refused an offer from the United States to join a global alliance preparing to combat Islamic State militants, according to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
There is no such thing as a ‘good’ terrorist, and we call on other nations not to show their political ambitions while fighting with terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a Paris conference on Iraq. 30 countries took part in the event. Criticized move not to invite Syria and Iran.
The combat dolphins are trained for military duties at the Crimean State Oceanarium. Trained to hunt for mines, plant bombs on hostile ships or attack enemy divers with special knives or pistols fixed to their heads. Schooled for anti-sabotage and rescue missions.
US Congress to vote this week on Obama administration’s request for authorization to train and arm “rebel” forces in Syria fighting government of President al-Assad, overwhelming approval expected in both the Democratic-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Obama administration putting together a “coalition of the willing” to ramp up its new war of aggression in the Middle East. Using pretext of “degrading and destroying” Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militias, plans directed at ousting Syrian President al-Assad also aimed against Syria’s backers, Iran and Russia.
According to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government has officially run a deficit of 589 billion dollars for the first 11 months of fiscal year 2014. U.S. national debt has actually grown by more than a trillion dollars in less than 12 months.
A US-led military maneuver has begun in western Ukraine, amid continued fighting between government troops and pro-Russian forces in the country’s east. The military drill, dubbed “Rapid Trident 14,” started early Monday near Ukraine’s border with Poland and involves 1,300 troops from over a dozen countries.
At least 10 people have been killed during fresh clashes in war-torn eastern Ukraine over the last 48-hours. 15 people were wounded by artillery shell shrapnel.Donetsk have been under artillery fire since Sunday which has severely damaged residential and administrative buildings.
Scotland will vote in a country-wide referendum Thursday either to stay part of the U.K. or reclaim its independence after 307 years.Most of the North Sea’s oil and gas reserves lie north and east of Scotland, and those resources have continued to fuel the Scottish people’s hopes of independence.
President of the National Palestinian Unity Government Mahmoud Abbas has halted government attempts to try Israel at the International Criminal Court for war crimes particularly those committed in Gaza. Abbas says the move is necessary to relaunch negotiations with Israel.
Russell Pearce, the first vice-chair of the state’s Republican Party resigned from his statewide position after calling for the forced sterilization of women on welfare. “You put me in charge of Medicaid,first thing I’d do is get birth-control implants, or tubal ligations,” test recipients for drugs and alcohol.
Earlier this year, Konstantin Biryulin, deputy head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, told ITAR-TASS that Russia had completed the delivery of 100 T-90S tanks to Azerbaijan in April of this year and as many tanks could be supplied to that country again.
. Egypt plans to increase export of fruits and vegetables to Russia amid Moscow’s embargo on the imported Western food, Egyptian Minister of Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said Monday.
The European Union does not recognize elections in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol,; EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. "The European Union continues to condemn the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.
Ukrainian army lost 107 men in battles near Ilovaisk, the Donetsk region; Ukrainian Defense Minister Valery Geletei. Several battalions of Ukrainian army, the National Guard and voluntary battalions were surrounded by militias fighting for the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov: We believe, that we can reach the deficit-free budget in the current year, give or take the tenths, but for the present time we see an opportunity to finish the budget deficit-free, which is truly very important,"
On September 18 Scotland will vote on whether it wants to split away from the United Kingdom,end its 307-year dependence on London, “yes” vote threatening to strip the UK of some of its key defense facilities and significantly shrink its population and landmass, decreasing its international influence.
Upland resident Fernand Bogman: "It's hard for me to pour bucketss of water to keep grass, green,"the city, disagrees, charged Bogman $1,238 in fines also faces a misdemeanor for failing to follow city code. Code enforcement cited Bogman for failing to maintain his lawn ordered him to take action.
Americans 5 percent of the global populationconsume 80 percent of the global supply of painkillers. prescription drug overdose now the leading cause of preventable death in America, exceedinge death rate from car accidents. Some of the most abused are high-level meds like oxycodone, which comes from a class of drugs known as opioids.
Cargill Inc, the top US grain exporter, sued Syngenta AG in a Louisiana state court for damages from China's rejection of genetically modified US corn, Cargill said cost the company $90 million. Cargill accuses Syngenta of exposing the grain trader to losses by selling the seeds to American farmers before the Swiss company had secured approval from China.
NATO member states have started supplying weapons to Ukraine, the country’s Defense Minister said on TV. His comments came a few days after a similar statement by a Ukrainian presidential aide sparked a diplomatic scandal and a rash of denials.
Marijuana has become pretty normal in America. people still getting dragged off to jail for possession. According to FBI estimates, about 750,000 people were arrested for marijuana-related offenses in 2012. The vast majority of them were for simple possession.
The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a dependence would indicate a failure in Russian strategic thinking.
With weak job growth, rising poverty, it’s an idea that is gaining more credence. Arguments for a universal basic income (UBI) in which everyone without exception would receive an equal stipend Advocates of UBI see it as more effective means of reducing poverty and shrinking the inequality gap. Politics of the issue are not favorable.
The Syrian government and its close allies in Moscow and Tehran warned Barack Obama that an offensive against Islamic State (Isis) within Syria would violate international law hours after the US president announced he was authorising an open-ended campaign of air strikes against militants on both sides of the border with Iraq.
Pope Francis compared current situation internationally to a third World War “fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres and destruction.” Calling wars irrational,conflicts often “justified by an ideology.” "War is irrational; its only plan is to bring destruction: it seeks to grow by destroying," "Greed, intolerance, the lust for power. These motives underlie decision to go to war." "War is madness.”
Current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in reference to spying and drones: We are in that brave new world, and we are capable of being in that Orwellian world, too. Two former Supreme Court Justices – Souter and O’Connor also warned of dictatorship.
In the name of combating an undemocratic force threatening the Middle East, the Obama administration has enlisted the help of numerous governments, including several dictatorial regimes. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Saudi Arabia this week seeking the wealthy kingdom’s support.
. Finance ministers from the bloc’s 28 countries are fleshing out a host of ideas circulating in European capitals. With interest rates already at record lows, ministers need radical steps to help growth at a time of near record unemployment.
The United States has failed to set the whole world against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said in the Right to Know talk show on the TV Tsentr channel. “The United States, is sending its emissaries all over the world and persuading everybody to be against us
Alexei Pushkov, head of Russia's lower house Foreign Relations Committee: "The ferocity of the US policy against Moscow is greater today than at the time of the Cold War. They strive to show that the world is still under their control."
Dressed in full combat camouflage fatigues, masked men, speculated to be working for Lear Asset Management, spotted repelling out of an unmarked black helicopter destroying medical marijuana crops on a legal farm. Local law enforcement is remaining pretty quiet about the raids .
Despite the nuclear fuel being completely exposed, we’re unable to reduce pressure. Water can’t get in either.” “If we continue to be unable to get water in, all of the nuclear fuel will melt and escape from the containment vessel.
The worry at Fukushima at the moment is… some of the cores melting through their concrete supports to come in contact with the aquifer; nuclear meltdown, three of them simultaneous going on, still have not yet gotten control of three melted cores.
The United States European Union announced Friday expanded package of sanctions against Russian financial, energy, and defense sectors. Banks affected include Russia’s largest lenders Sberbank, Gazprombank and Rosselkhozbank could lead to credit crunch at end of the year; $25.1 billion in Russian foreign corporate debt matures.
Moscow views new round of US sanctions on Russia over Ukraine as another hostile move, Russia's countermeasures will follow shortly, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. We view new anti-Russian sanctions by Washington as hostile with the course on confrontation taken by US administration.
Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ hoping to release technologyby 2017. Scientist developing artificial humans with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.
Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic ‘moderates’ opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State.
"The U.S. president has spoken directly about the possibility of strikes by the U.S. armed forces against ISIL positions in Syria without the consent of the legitimate government, in the absence of a U.N. Security Council decision, would be an act of aggression, violation of international law."; Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich .
Defense forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have exchanged a batch of prisoners with the Ukrainian Army in a move that was stipulated as one of the key issues of the Minsk ceasefire agreement reached between the two sides last week.
So much methane has migrated into the well on Lipsky’s Parker County estate that he can ignite the stream that flows from it with the flick of a barbeque lighter. Range Resources, accused local driller, maintains it is not to blame. In 2011 it filed a $3 million lawsuit against Lipsky, his wife Shyla Lipsky.
The US government allegedly threatened Yahoo with daily fines of $250,000 if the company failed to hand out user information under NSA's PRISM surveillance program, Yahoo informed on its blog
Troops in Russia's Eastern Military District are moved to the highest state of combat readiness as surprise drills begin in the region, the Russian Ministry of Defense informed on Friday. Air defense forces and military units would be put on full combat alert.
Public e prepared to trade civil liberties for security because they have accepted the myth trading civil liberties they will be safer. We are less free. Every liberty guaranteed in the Bill of Rights violated by the Bush, Obama administration. Have come to the point to expect the government to spy on us.
A German astronaut has captured stunning images of polar auroras as he orbited Earth on the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst’s images led to the creation of the Ultra-HD – or ‘4K’ time lapse video, running at 25 frames per second.
. As the media of the day tend to overlook the fact that present events are merely symptoms of an overall decline, so historians tend to focus on major events, rather than the “slow operations” that have been the underlying causes.
Multnomah County planning to phase out its fluoride program at schools, which offered fluoride tablets to children. "Fluoride tablets are just not an effective way to to deliver fluoride to children,"; Len Barozzini, Multnomah County's new dental director.
Colombian authorities arrested a person, who posed as Lebanese ambassador to Colombia for six months. Jeyson Jahir Puello had fake IDS on the name of the Lebanese ambassador, accreditation from Colombia"s Foreign Ministry. He attended public events, gave speeches, interviews. Flawless Spanish of the con artist had no foreign accent, caught attention of officials, ontacted Lebanon embassy, found out never employed by Lebanese government.
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.
Pay close attention to Steven Starr’s article, “The Lethality of Nuclear Weapons.” Washington thinks nuclear war can be won and is planning for a first strike on Russia, and perhaps China, in order to prevent any challenge to Washington’s world hegemony. The plan is far advanced, and the implementation of the plan is underway. As I have reported previously, US strategic doctrine was changed and the role of nuclear missiles was elevated from a retaliatory role to an offensive first strike role. US anti-ballistic missile (ABM) bases have been established in Poland on Russia’s frontier, and other bases are planned. When completed Russia will be ringed with US missile bases. ‘US threatens China not to drop dollar’ | ‘West sees China economy as threat’
The ANC government has received a request from the U.S. was rejected to be part of a U.S. disaster management plan which South Africa $ 10 billion a year (about R100 billion) for ten years would receive. According to the plan would be temporary housing for millions of Americans in South Africa built if the Yellowstone super volcano in the country sooner or later would come to a head. Countries that the U.S. will participate noodlenigingsplan, Brazil, Argentina and Australia. A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Sipho Matwetwe, South Africa will not "part of the plan because there is a risk that millions of white Americans in an emergency situation to the country can be sent and we can national culture and identity threat". ►ALERT: Pentagon Moves Nuclear Missiles From Yellowstone Blast Zone
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute were turned down after requesting minimal federal support by five agencies. There are no federal agencies conducting comprehensive, on-the-ground analyses of how much Fukushima radiation has made its way into the air and oceans of the U.S... the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods in that manner the year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
The Dow Jones and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes reached record highs on Thursday, having completely erased the losses since the stock market’s last peak, in 2007. But instead of cheering, we should be very afraid. Over the last 13 years, the stock market has twice crashed and touched off a recession: American households lost $5 trillion in the 2000 dot-com bust and more than $7 trillion in the 2007 housing crash. Sooner or later — within a few years, I predict — this latest Wall Street bubble, inflated by an egregious flood of phony money from the Federal Reserve rather than real economic gains, will explode, too.
Hard work will lead to success - at least that's part of what's known in the US as the American Dream. But some 6 out of every 10 citizens there now think the idea that ties the nation together - is under threat and a summit is taking place in Dallas to try and save it. RT's Marina Portnaya looks at why - for many - the American Dream is now out of reach.
What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important question and pulls back the curtain on America's central bank.
Extensive war crimes in Donbass from July 2 to July 24, 2014. Kiev's warmongers/Zionists continue genocide of civilian population and deliberate destruction of Eastern Ukraine's infrastructure - schools, hospitals, kindergartens, power plants, train stations, factories, etc. The majority of the footage and interviews you will see in this documentary film have never been shown on TV. http://www.thenation.com/article/180466/silence-american-hawks-about-kievs-atrocities
9/11 Truth Finally Arrives at Daily Kos
by Katherine Smith
9/11 False Flag Operation: HUGE Tipping Point As State-Sponsored Terrorism Is Exposed
by State of the Nation 2014
Climate Alarm Bells Ring but UN and Obama Administration Fail To Act
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Ukraine – Truce or Trojan Horse: Retreat, Re-Armament and Relaunch
How and Why Illegal Federal Government / NSA Does Not Fill Up FEMA Camps
By Tracy Turner
Defeating the Violence of Psychiatry
Robert J. Burrowes
Question 1 for 9/11 Smarties: What really happened on September 11, 2001?
By Elizabeth Young
Irresponsibly Blaming Russia for US-Led Western Crimes
by Stephen Lendman
Irresponsibly Challenging Russia
by Stephen Lendman
Israel Breaches Gaza Ceasefire Agreement
by Stephen Lendman
If we sit silently and do nothing, say nothing the mass murdering will continue. Ask yourself why should any single group of people or so called race be given the right to kill? When will humanity say: 'No, more killing' to Israel? You could begin to change this situation by contacting your Senators and Congressmen and telling them that you want them to stop supporting Israel and stop supporting the killing and maiming of thousands of innocent Palestinian men, women, and children trapped in the Gaza Ghetto by their captors.
In what the New York Times describes as “a net neutrality turnaround” the Obama administration’s new FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing rules that will create an Internet for the wealthy. The new plan to create a pay to play Internet came to light in the Wall Street Journal. Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Now Wheeler is set to propose what the industry has wanted, an end to net neutrality, that will allow them to charge us more for service and create financial barriers that will prevent new services from challenging their domination of the Internet. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants. If you want an open Internet, We can stop this – but we must act now.
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