by Stephen Lendman
Claims about Russia invading Ukraine are fabricated. Big Lies proliferate. MSM scoundrels feature them. More on this below.
On Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki lied saying "we're seeing…a pattern of escalating aggression in Ukraine from the Russians and Russian-backed separatists."
"And it's clear that Russia has not only stepped up its presence in eastern Ukraine and intervened directly with combat forces - armored vehicles, artillery, and surface-to-air systems - and is actively fighting Ukrainian forces as well as playing a direct supporting role to the separatist proxies and mercenaries."
The White House is considering a range of options, she said. "We have additional tools and sanctions that we could certainly choose to put in place."
by Stephen Lendman
Obama long ago lost credibility. Nothing he says can be believed. He lies, deceives and misinforms.
His political career reflects it. He can't be trusted.
On August 28, he held a short press conference. He did so ahead of America's Labor Day weekend.
He began with a statement before taking questions. It's painful listening to his dissembling.
His comments exclude telling Americans what they most need to know. Willful deception substitutes.
His agenda excludes good faith. His public posturing reflects it. His war against American workers went unexplained ahead of the day commemorating their struggles.
His support for corporate America facilitates permanent job losses, lower wages, fewer benefits, gutted work rules, less health and safety protection, and forfeited security through lost benefits and pensions.
by Stephen Lendman
Israel's Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was well-planned premeditated aggression.
It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. It wasn't about crushing Palestine's legitimate government.
Israel needs enemies. When none exist, they're invented. They're blamed for Israel's crimes.
OPE was about preventing Palestinian self-determination. It was to maintain occupation harshness. It was to keep stealing Palestinian land.
It was to expand settlements exponentially. It was to control all valued parts of Judea and Samaria.
It was to keep Palestinians confined on isolated bantustans on worthless scrubland. It was to steal their resources.
(Image: U.S. Asst Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, and President Petro Poroshenko in happier days. Creative Commons US Dept of State)
The Ukrainian civil war has reached a turning point and a lot of separate facts point to this conclusion:
Military situation on the ground
The Ukies are losing, badly. All the reports from Novorussian sources agree that the Ukie forces are either surrounded or in full retreat. But Ukies sources also confirm this. In Kiev, angry demonstrations by nationalists accuse the military high command of minimizing the real casualty figures, of having abandoned the forces fighting in the Donbass. Even Oleg Liashko has stated that the Ukie forces have been "betrayed". Demonstrations have taken place in front of the Ukie General Staff. Many Right Sector protesters are demanding the creation of a "generals battalion" which would be formed of only generals who would be sent to fight personally (an excellent idea, which I fully approve of!). Others are also demanding the resignation of the Ukie Minister of Defense. Ukrainian woman are regularly stopping military convoys on the roads, often by standing or lying down in front of trucks, to prevent their men from being sent to death.
by Stephen Lendman
On Tuesday, Obama addressed the American Legion's annual convention in Charlotte, NC. More on his speech below.
The next day, the so-called UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (COI) issued its latest anti-Assad report.
Its mandate is investigating human rights abuses. It's a pro-Western imperial tool. Paulo Pinheiro heads it. His reports bear testimony to his bias. He largely blames Assad for Western-sponsored crimes.
Last summer, Syria's permanent UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari addressed the General Assembly, saying:
"The Commission of Inquiry on Syria is still deliberately blowing things out of proportion when displaying its findings, also fully disregarding or downplaying core issues.
The Obama administration and NATO officials on Thursday escalated threats against Russia over the alleged incursion of two columns of Russian tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine. Moscow has denied accusations that its troops are actively involved in the country.
Massive cyberattack could take down our banking system at any time. Attack on our major banks so massive the FBI and Secret Service got involved, investigating huge cyber attacks on Wall Street banks, extremely organized,sophisticated.
Chancellor Angela Merkel; government’s decision to supply weapons to Iraq, first such shipment to a war zone, by German governments since reunification in 1990. Merkel included“ participation in NATO’s mission in Yugoslavia,” “sending of combat troops to Afghanistan after September 11.
The Palestinian government has called on the United Nations and foreign states with citizens serving in the Israeli army to investigate and try them for war crimes committed during Israel’s latest onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE Didier Burkhalter shared Russia's concern over nuclear security due to US intention to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine and urged Moscow to address the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Korea Herald reported that over 500 aircraft flying in and out of South Korea’s Incheon and Gimpo airports reported GPS failures, as did hundreds of ships and fishing boats in the sea west of Incheon Airport. The source of the EM fields was traced to the North Korean city of Kaesong,
Kiev forces have shelled residential areas in the center of the rebel-held town of Donetsk, killing at least three people and damaging several apartment blocks, a kindergarten and a cultural center. One of the missiles directly hit a car turning the vehicle into a torch.
Ukraine's military confirmed pro-Russian forces shot down a government fighter jet in the east of the country. The MiG fighter jet came down near Lugansk Sunday, pilot parachuting to safety. Pro-Russian forces said they brought down the jet after it carried out an attack on their positions.
Pro-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine have reportedly seized swathes of territory from government forces who abandoned vehicles and ammunition as they retreated. Pro-Russian forces have pushed their way into eastern port of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov.
Senate Bill (SB) 962 passed by California’s state legislature would require manufacturers to add a “kill switch” to cell phones that would let authorities turn the device off remotely. The stated goal of the bill is to allow owners of smartphones to “kill” their phone if it’s stolen.
DHS issued orders to American banks “under the Patriot Act” DHS has the right to seize, without any warrant any and all customer bank accounts, open and inspect the contents of safe deposit boxes, search, photograph or seize as evidence “bar gold, gold coins, firearms, documents such as passports foreign bank account records, any material deemed to contraband.”
Journalists were threatened, arrested and assaulted. National Guard called in. Curfew was imposed, constitutional right to assemble was suspended under “state of emergency” declared by Governor Jay Nixon.
August 9, French forces bombed an Islamist militant position in Mali, reported five bombs were dropped in the Essakane region west of city of Timbuktu. The following day, US president Barack Obama announced US government would be sending $10 million to France to help finance these operations.
US officials have confirmed that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates combined forces to carry out air strikes in Libya, according to a report Tuesday in the New York Times. The extraordinary intervention was aimed at Islamist militias fighting for control of the international airport outside of Tripoli.
The US president provided no specifics on the escalating US operations, but government officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said Tuesday that US spy planes were already deployed over Syria in preparation for US air strikes.
The successes of the militia in southeastern Ukraine can be explained by its high morale, accumulated experience and use of military equipment abandoned by the Kiev forces and later put into action by independence fighters. They are fighting for their land, their children, wives, for their right to live,”
Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold talks on trade cooperation and the BRICS partnership with South African President Jacob Zuma. goals to amplify Russian-South African investment ties, increase trade, increasing supply of agricultural products from South Africa.”
A group of more than 60 Ukrainian military have crossed into Russia’s Rostov Region to ask for asylum, the spokesman for the FSB’s border guard office in the Rostov Region, Nikolai Sinitsyn, has told ITAR-TASS.
Rising concerns about soy and canola oils derived from genetically altered seed are creating a new industry boom for sunflowers genes of sunflowers are hard to alter, more consumers demand foods and oils without GM contamination. Food manufacurers are shifting away from GM oils.
No matter what your perspective on the showdown between locals and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, there can be no disputing the fact that “local” police should not be looking or acting like branches of the military.
The risk that police will kill a person in the US is 800% greater than him getting killed by a terrorist.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, will mark the beginning of the pre-trial for Austin, Texas, Detective Charles Kleinert, who was indicted on charges of manslaughter last May, nearly one year after he murdered 32-year-old Larry Jackson Jr. This victory, after a decade of no action against the Austin Police Department for the extrajudicial killing of unarmed people of color, marks the first step towards holding the officer accountable and convicting him of murder.
Community activists continue to push the Los Angeles Police Department for transparency after two unarmed men died within days of each other as a result of violent stops by LAPD officers. But to date, no information has been given.
"We were at graduation, me and him, and we were talking. He said he wasn't going to end up like some people on the streets. He was going to get an education." –Hershel Johnson, a friend Michael Brown's since middle school
Monsanto is fighting hard to avoid GMO labeling, but activists against GMOs just might take down biotech giants. Will you help make GMO labeling a reality?
These 7 herbs are used in Ayurveda to bring balance to the doshas, helping to minimize or completely eradicate colon cancer as well as other cancers.
A United States judge has ruled against a new law that curbs genetically modified (GMO) crops, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Recently I stopped by a feed store that I do not normally frequent and bought a 50 lb bag of alfalfa pellets. I failed to look at the bag when the man put it in the truck, and just assumed that it was the same brand that I had already verified to be GMO-Free. It was not. And then it began…
ITAR-TASS has no confirmations as of yet from other sources on the seizure of Starobeshevo settlement as well as on earlier information concerning the seizure of Saur-Mogila height
After its victory in a nearly decade-long struggle against HidroAysén, a project that would have built five large hydroelectric dams on wilderness rivers, Chile’s Patagonia region is gearing up for a new battle: blocking a quiet attempt to build a dam on the Cuervo River.
Operation Protective Edge was not merely a military assault on a primarily civilian population. As in its previous “operations” (Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Pillar of Defense in 2012), it was also part of an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law (IHL) by a highly coordinated team of Israeli lawyers, military officers, PR people and politicians, led by (no less) a philosopher of ethics.
But all these discussions of our dysfunctional politics ignore the larger truth, which is the entire model of the Status Quo is broken. Even if reformers succeeded in ridding the political system of cronyism and favors-for-campaign-contributions--two essentially impossible reforms
China’s Ministry of Water Resources found 55% of China’s 50,000 rivers that existed in the 1990s have disappeared. .More than 400 major cities in China are short of water, with some 110 facing “serious scarcity”.
70% of beef, chicken in United States and Canada treated with poisonous carbon monoxide gas . A bill was introduced in Congress that would require the labeling of meat treated with carbon monoxide; never enacted. Practice makes seriously decayed meat look fresh for weeks banned in many countries.
Department of Defense’s 1033 program—which funnels all kinds of military surplus goods to police—has a provision that clearly says that any participating law enforcement agency must use its equipment within one year of receiving it. If they don’t, they have to give it up.
President Francois Hollande replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a former Rothschild partner on Tuesday, in a reshuffle intended to reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with deficit-cutting orthodoxy.
By forcing Russia to conduct more business in the yuan and other Asian currencies, the U.S. may be speeding up the end of the petrodollar and giving China more prominence on the world stage. Russian businesses reducing their exposure to the dollar to minimize damage from tougher punishments.
A new study out of Maine suggests that residents across the New England state are regularly subjected to drinking water containing double the amount of fluoride considered to be dangerous by federal guidelines.
The release of an autopsy report in Louisiana is raising new questions about the unusual shooting death of a 22-year-old black male who died earlier this year in a police car while his hands were cuffed behind his back in the back of a squad car.
A long-term truce in Gaza has been agreed with Israel, Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas said. The ceasefire announced by Egypt came into effect at 16:00 GMT with almost immediate reports of warning sirens going off in southern Israel.
Kiev released videos showing alleged Russian paratroopers captured in the country, ahead of Russian-Ukrainian talks in Minsk expected to focus on military and humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine. Kiev claims the 10 men detained by the Ukrainians were fighting alongside anti-government forces.
If you thought that the earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait until you see what is coming in the years ahead. As you will read about below, we live at a time when earthquake activity is dramatically increasing. This is especially true of the “Ring of Fire” which runs roughly along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.
Thousands of miles from US the US Coast Guard fired “warning shot” against an Iranian dhow, a common type of sail-powered trading vessel in the Persian Gulf. No casualties reported. The dhow did not fire on the Americans.
The prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, has vowed that the DPR will not remain a territory of Ukraine under any circumstance. He said the DPR now saw only one possible option — its total independence from Ukraine.
According to Brandon Martinez, ISIL is pursuing a Zionist agenda that was set out in 1980s by a fanatic Israeli strategist Oded Yinon who had envisaged the balkanization of the Middle East nations that are not supportive of Israel’s expansionistic, imperial agenda.
Introduction by Paul Craig Roberts: Dear Friends: I am pleased to be able to share with you this revealing article written for our website by the editor of an important website in Germany. Washington’s lies echoed by the presstitute media that serves Washington are destroying Washington’s credibility
For years now I have carefully outlined the most likely path of collapse to take place within the U.S., and a vital part of that analysis included economic destabilization caused by a loss of the dollar’s world reserve status and petro-status. I have also always made clear that this fiscal crisis event would not occur in the midst of a political vacuum. The central banks and international financiers that created our ongoing and developing disaster are NOT going to allow the destruction of the American economy, the dollar, or global markets without a cover event designed to hide their culpability.
Here is a story of Tom Kennard, a 60-year old intensive care patient who went on a life-changing journey during a 3 hour stretch of unconsciousness. To nurses and doctors, Tom’s condition seemed critical, with plummeting blood pressure and oxygen levels, but, Tom’s mind traveled into an alternate dimension where he spent time with his dead father.
Big-Box stores and their subsidiaries are generically the worst places to buy seafood from. They typically are the first to accept genetically modified foods and compromise the integrity and safety of their seafood supply.
Cornel West, activist and professor at Union Theological Seminary, ripped Barack Obama’s “Wall Street presidency,” calling him another neoliberal “counterfeit” after posing as a progressive in his initial campaign for the White House in 2008. “We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency,” West told Salon.com’s Thomas Frank.
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.
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
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev. Willy Wimmer, the former State Secretary of the Minister of Defence of Germany, joins RT for analysis of the joint statements by the leaders of both countries.
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SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento family was torn apart after a 5-month-old baby boy was taken from his parents following a visit to the doctor.
The young couple thought their problems were behind them after their son had a scare at the hospital, but once they got home their problems got even worse.
BY Eric Zuesse, via OLGA LUZANOVA ⋅ Video posted by elektropostman
Video: A Summary of the Situation in the Embattled Novorossiya
Translation from Russian by Alan and Alya Bailey, Subtitles by Marcel Sardo / Edited by Olga L. and Gleb Bazov
Alexey Mozgovoy: The peaceful population is being eliminated using missiles. These actions make the civilian population leave their homes. So, generally speaking, Kiev does not need the population; it is irrelevant in the area where they plan to conduct fracking.
There’s already a drilling rig in Slavyansk and it’s starting its work. The equipment for building the rigs has already been delivered to a little settlement near Slavyansk. So what use is there for the population? It’s not needed there. The complete elimination of the population is being covered up by the so-called ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation -- the 'terrorists' are the local residents there].
FERGUSON, MISSOURI / THIS IS WHAT MARTIAL LAW LOOKS LIKE
Allen L Roland Ph.D
Kiev Cluster Bombs Lugansk
by Stephen Lendman
Evidence Is Now Conclusive: 2 Ukrainian Government Fighter-Jets Did Shoot Down that Malaysian Airliner. No ‘Buk’ Missile Ground-Shot
Evidence Conclusive: Ukraine Military Shot Down MH17 In False Flag Operation
by State of the Nation 2014
Obama's War Against Russia Backfires
The Battle for Ukraine's Soul
by Stephen Lendman
The Gulf of Mexico Is Still Dying: A Special Update On The BP Gulf Oil Spill
by State of the Nation 2014
The New York Times's Dangerous Lies About Ukraine and Russia
The Great Israeli Iron Dome Hoax
by Stephen Lendman
A ZIONIST GENERAL'S SON SHATTERS THE MYTHS
Allen L Roland, Ph.D
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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