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The Hiroshima Myth and the Glorification of American Militarism

September 23rd, 2014

Gary G. Kohls, MD

August 6, 2014, was the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the whole truth of which has been heavily censored and mythologized ever since war-weary Americans celebrated V-J Day on August 15.

In the pitiful history lessons that were taught by my uninspired or bored history teachers (which seemed to be mainly ex-jocks whose real interest was coaching) came from patriotic and highly censored books where everything the British and US military ever did in the history of warfare was honorable and self-sacrificing and everything their opponents did was barbaric. Everybody in my graduating class of 26 swallowed the post-war propaganda in our history books. It was from these books that we learned about the “glorious” end of the war against Japan.

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Telling It Like Is Is On Israel

September 23rd, 2014

by Stephen Lendman

It's high time growing numbers of critics speak out forthrightly. It's essential whatever the risks.

Israeli high crimes against peace are too egregious to ignore. It's vital to denounce them publicly.

It's essential to maintain a steady drumbeat of truth. It's crucial to enlist growing numbers to demand accountability.

Israel is a rogue terror state. It's been so from inception. It's entire history is blood-drenched.

It's so-called democracy is pure fantasy. Fascist hardliners run things. They govern lawlessly.

Netanyahu and key officials around him are world-class thugs. They have no legitimacy whatever.

They belong in prison, not high office. Why Israelis don't demand it, they'll have to explain.

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Enlisting Support for Imperial War

September 23rd, 2014

by Stephen Lendman

America hasn't known peace throughout its sordid history. It's lawless. It's blood-drenched. It's unique. It's been this way from inception.

It glorifies war. It does so in the name of peace. It's part of the national culture. Obama is the latest in a long line of warrior presidents.

He exceeds the worst of his predecessors. He gave rogue leadership new meaning. He usurped the right to wage war at his discretion.

He's done so for over five and a half years lawlessly. Multiple direct and proxy wars rage. More are planned.

Peace and stability are convenient illusions. So is obeying rule of law principles.

Obama heads an administration Murder, Inc. agenda. He targets any nation, group or individual he chooses.

Wars or targeted killings are one Executive Order Away. Or presidential diktat. Enemies are invented to pursue administration policy.

ISIS/ISIL/the Islamic State (IS) is the latest example. In a September 4 London Times op-ed, Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron said:

"We will not waver in our determination to confront the Islamic State."

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War and Peace: Arab Time Capsule and Its Butterfly Effect

September 23rd, 2014

Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.

President Obama’s War Agenda

Devoid of knowledge, paranoid and vengeful, President Obama’s raging statements and policy outlines of “an inclusive government in Iraq and to defeat the ISIL” are obsessed with fear of the unknown threatening American global hegemony and futuristic vulnerability to remain a superpower. President Obama is operating amid matrix of lies and political deceptions. The extension of aggressive war against ISIL in Iraq- Syria simply replaces the old rhetoric of anti-Al-Qaeda syndrome. The goal is to incapacitate the sustainability of the oil producing Arab countries to ensure complete interdependency on American weapon sales and military intervention. The overwhelmingly foreign policy views the Arab world as dormant, self-centered and unable to challenge the US ambitions and its geography open to further foreign occupation. Yemen, Iraq and Syria are the carved portraits of the US strategic policy of containment.

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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine. Status-Quo Truce-Lines Agreed

September 23rd, 2014

Eric Zuesse

Russia's Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists' Aim to Become Part of Russia.

But Separatists Will Almost Certainly Receive Reconstruction Aid from Russia.

The great German newspaper German Economic News, headlined on Saturday, September 20th, “Welcome Russia at the G20 summit: End of Isolation” (German original: “Ende der Isolation: Russland bei G20-Gipfel willkommen”), and reported that, "Because the USA needs Russia in its fight against terror-IS, the G20 speculation to isolate Russia in the world community has been shelved. The conflict in the Eastern Ukraine is therefore classified as [being only] regionally [important]." Moreover, "Americans and Russians agreed behind the scenes on a division of the Ukraine. ... The Ukrainian government and the rebels in the east have agreed on the establishment of a buffer zone in the east of the country. ... The resulting 30 km wide buffer zone along the [battle] front will be monitored by observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)."

This is, essentially, the announcement introducing truce-lines, such as were established at the end of the Korean War and many others.

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Palestine; Israel’s Arms Testing Lab

September 22nd, 2014

By Dr. Elias Akleh

The arms trade is the biggest money generating business in the whole world. It is estimated that this business generates a conservative profit of $1.5 trillion a year. Yet like any other manufactured products arms industries need welcoming markets, research and development facilities, testing fields, and marketing campaigns.

The largest weapon traders are the five permanent members of the United Nation Security Council (UNSC); USA, UK, France, Russia and China. Germany is also becoming a large exporter of weapons. Lately, Israel; a very small state compared to the latter six countries, is aggressively growing into a major weapons manufacturer and exporter. Some experts consider Israel as the sixth largest weapon trader, while others consider it the fourth.

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Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag?

September 22nd, 2014

by Stephen Lendman

Fear-mongering is sinister. It's reprehensible. It's longstanding US policy. So are false flags.

Merriam-Webster calls them "deliberate gross distortion(s) of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic."

Wikipedia says they're "covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities."

Official reports hype Big Lies. MSM scoundrels regurgitate them. Truth is systematically buried. Deception substitutes for reality.

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Turn Left for Earth

September 22nd, 2014

By David Swanson

I appreciate that there's more happening than just a march for the climate today on the International Day of Peace, and I get the idea that keeping the safe and obedient march-to-nowhere separate from protests actually at the United Nations where our corporate overlords are determining the rate of the earth's demise is intended to please all of the people some of the time, but I can't help wishing that the march would just turn left instead of right when it reaches 42nd Street, in order to march to the United Nations rather than to nowhere.

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MSM War on Venezuela

September 22nd, 2014

by Stephen Lendman

MSM scoundrels support monied interests. They deplore popular ones.

They substitute managed news misinformation for truth and full disclosure.

They waged war on Venezuela since Hugo Chavez's December 1998 landslide presidential victory. They're at it again. More on this below.

After Chavez took office, New York Times Latin American correspondent Larry Roher lied. He called him a "populist demagogue, an authoritarian caudillo (strongman).

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Who's Left Holding the Bag?

September 21st, 2014

From: Timothy Gatto

Let's all admit it, the wars we have been fighting in the Middle East have been for resources, mostly oil. When something happens in other parts of the World that are devoid of resources, we invariably ignore it. One only has to look at the situation in Darfur, where people were starving en masse, and we turned a blind eye. If the country isn't in a strategic area, or it has no resources we want, we ignore whatever is happening there.

While we have been using our military to protect and seize the resources we need to keep our economy rolling along, China has been reaching out and making trade deals with other nations and sending men, materials and money to help them improve their situations. Of course they have asked for something in return, and that is to buy Chinese products and use Chinese engineers and contractors to help build their infrastructures. China is firmly entrenched in Latin America, Africa and in other regions of the globe.

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