Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.
Wars are Planned to Entrap the Mankind
Wars kill human beings and destroy human habitats. But the Western warmongers flag it as a positive development for change and economic necessity. Its net result is the militarization of the societal thinking and geopolitics. Peace is not the outcome of wars and human cruelty. The ongoing Arab sectarian warfare spells out dark images of human paradoxes. The global community is watchful of all the developments shaping the sectarian bloodbaths in the Arab Middle East. What surprises most across the Arab bewildered human consciousness that continuing deaths and destructions are the agenda-making items, whereas, reconciliation and peace-making leading to conflict management are not the top strategic priorities. America and Britain control and manage the Arab leadership mindset. Terrorism myth and the ISIL war advances warrant rethinking and nobody is ready to face the reality check.
by Stephen Lendman
Israel already gets at least $3 billion annually from Washington - plus a whole lot more. US taxpayers fund its killing machine.
It wants a 50% increase for more wars and ruthless daily persecution of millions of Palestinians - plus terror-bombing Syria, Yemen and southern Lebanon at its discretion as well as regional destabilizing activities.
On May 24, Defense News headlined "Israel Seeks Surge in US Security Support," saying:
"(W)orking bilateral groups have (been) assess(ing) Israel's projected security needs in (preparing) a new 10-year foreign military financing (FMF) deal" to begin when the current one expires in 2017.
According to an unnamed security source, Israel wants up to $4.5 billion annually besides additional amounts on request, resupplying its killing machine as needed, increasing amounts of US weapons and munitions in Israel for "emergency use," and nearly $500 million annually for so-called anti-rocket/missile defense.
by Stephen Lendman
Obama is an unindicted war criminal, a moral coward, a national disgrace, a serial liar.
On Memorial Day (May 25) at Arlington National Cemetery, he again disgraced the office he holds. He ignored millions America killed and maimed post-9/11 alone.
He dishonored America's war dead. A previous article said they were sacrificed on the alter of greed and lust for power.
America hasn't fought a legal war since WW II. Post-9/11, lawless ones on humanity continue raging - raping one country after another or in multiples.
Obama wouldn't know the truth if it bit him on the rump. "Today is the first Memorial Day in 14 years that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war," he ludicrously blustered. Fact: Obama wars rage against Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Donbass, and partnered with endless Israeli aggression against Palestine by funding its killing machine.
By Gilad Atzmon
The following is an announcement of a Jewish Herem (excommunication) signed by Jewish Voice For Peace (JVP) targeting one of America’s leading human rights activists, Alison Weir. The letter was leaked to me by three different JVP Chapter Leaders who, apparently, are experiencing fatigue with JVP’s thought policing.
According to my informers, the letter was written by Rebecca Vilkomerson, JVP’s Executive Director. It was sent to the 40 chapter leaders of JVP. My JVP sources told me that the letter wasn’t intended to be publicized. After all, The Protocols Of The Elders of ‘Anti’ Zion are better communicated in a clandestine manner.
May 5, 2015
Dear Ms. Weir,
Jewish Voice for Peace has chosen not to work with you because our central tenet is opposition to racism in all its forms, and you have chosen repeatedly to associate yourself with people who advocate for racism.
Everyone, from political pundits in Washington to the Pope in Rome, including most journalists in the mass media and in the alternative press, have focused on the US moves toward ending the economic blockade of Cuba and gradually opening diplomatic relations. Talk is rife of a ‘major shift’ in US policy toward Latin America with the emphasis on diplomacy and reconciliation. Even most progressive writers and journals have ceased writing about US imperialism.
However, there is mounting evidence that Washington’s negotiations with Cuba are merely one part of a two-track policy. There is clearly a major US build-up in Latin America, with increasing reliance on ‘military platforms’, designed to launch direct military interventions in strategic countries.
Indonesian fishermen working on boats in New Zealand waters face slave-like conditions, violence sexual abuse, unpaid wages, exhausting work. Shifts of 16 to 53 hours for little as 49 cents an hour. Forced to eat rotting fish bait to survive, work conditions meet international criteria for slavery, forced labour and trafficking. 500 workers escaped, none granted compensation or wage settlements.
War isn't like it used to be. Victory is more elusive, a strong military doesn't count as much. Biggest mistake might have been presumption military victory was possible. Nature of war has changed so much winners and losers emerging after a fight is obsolete. Modern wars will produce no victors. For 21st-century superpowers, war no longer likely to be a winning endeavour.
Prices rise well above cost of living increases. Developed countries have already picked the "low-hanging fruit" of technological advance, future innovations will produce far less growth. Corporatists, bureaucrats, officials and the financial elites have no interest to see ordinary citizens prosper. Perpetual growth is no longer tenable.
Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th that has appeared in the past few months, a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record. The dozen whales found along nearly 300 miles of coastline, different species and various ages. In a typical year, one or two gray whales wash ashore.
Swiss activists have held a protest against a deal between Switzerland and the Tel Aviv regime for the purchase of Israeli drones. The activists called on the members of parliament to reject the deal, which has been approved by the government.
Flood of the Millennium Hits Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Marcos and other Texas cities
Major Metro Areas Paralyzed In Texas Just Before Jade Helm 15 Begins — Coincidence? The timing of the extraordinary May 2015 rain events in Texas, occurring just prior to the July 15th commencement of unparalleled military exercise JADE HELM 15, cannot be coincidental. As the 1000-year flood slowly makes it way across the state one question emerges –was it a manmade or natural weather event?
Russia’s central bank increased its gold holdings substantially in April, added 300,000 ounces to their stockpile of 40.1 million ounces. Russia’s reduction of its exposure to U.S. Treasury bills a symptom of its fear that state assets will be targeted next, also be part of the policy of de-dollarisation which Russia and China are pursuing.
Israeli soldier Shachar Berrin an immigrant from Australia and religiously observant sentenced to a week in prison after he attended taping of an international TV program, during which he stood up and expressed his opinion of the occupation. A member of the rescue unit of the Home Front Command, is stationed in the Jordan Valley.
Fortune: Colorado cheese maker Haystack Mountain gets their milk from a goat farm run by Colorado Corrections Industries (CCI), common practice, as “nationwide 63,032 inmates produce more than $2 billion worth of products a year;” apple juice, raise tilapia, milk cows and goats, grow flowers, and manage vineyards.” CCI pays 60 cents per hour for the inmates’ labor.
Cleveland Police Department agreed Tuesday to adhere to new regulations on how and when officers can use force. New rules prohibit pistol whipping, firing warning shots, using force as punishment for talking back or running away.
Tensions between the US and China are continuing to escalate after Beijing lodged a formal protest with Washington on Monday over a highly-publicised US military surveillance aircraft flight near Chinese-controlled territory in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands.
TPP is a corporate/investor rights agreement, not a “trade” agreement. TPP elevates corporations and corporate profits to and above the level of governments, lets corporations sue governments for laws and regulations that cause them to be less profitable. This increases the power of corporations over governments – and us
Fair Russia MPs claim that night phone calls and messages from creditors can be considered intimidation and should be outlawed. The new bill would ban night phone calls and messages both for banks and for debt collecting agencies to clients with overdue mortgage payments.
Food & Water Watch and Water Defense call on California Governor Jerry Brown to protect Americans who consume California produce by ending using toxic oil field wastewater for irrigation. Testing by Water Defense found toxic industrial chemicals in the recycled oil field wastewater used to irrigate crops in California.
Polaroid picture, believed to be taken between 1999 and 2003, turned over to the city by federal prosecutors after Jerome Finnigan, one of the officers in the photo, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for organizing robberies and home invasions with other cops.
US and China are racing towards a maritime conflict stemming from Beijing’s construction of man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago. When it comes to sheer size, China’s air force and Navy are beyond compare.
Russian ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko urged the West to reckon with Russia’s right to ensuring its security, Russia considers NATO expansion to be a threat. "If we continue doing things like this, without taking account of each other’s interests, we’ll achieve nothing except an arms race.
Jean-Pierre Chevenement, former French Minister of Interior: Ukrainian crisis happened due to the clash of Russian and American interests; United States seeks to isolate Russia from the rest of Europe, at the same time increasing Washington's role in the continent.
Following a Memorial Day Weekend during which 12 people shot and killed and 43 more were wounded, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a large part of the solution to the problem is more gun control. Gun control is failing and the solution is more gun control.
SWAT team threw a flashbang at the house, knocked Herman Crisp off his chair, threw Crisp to the ground, placed him in cuffs. During the assault, Crisp’s hip was broken, brought back inside placed on the floor, left immobilized and alone, found a day later by his sister lying in his own feces.
Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of . minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, advocating changes to the law that create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. Federation of Labor: companies with workers represented by unions should have leeway to negotiate a wage below that mandated by the law.
China and Chile on Monday signed a host of cooperation deals including a multi-billion-U.S.-dollar currency swap pact as the two countries move to enhance their trade and financial ties. Business contracts and governmental accords in areas including politics, trade, finance, mining, agriculture, production capacity and science and technology.
Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: predicts 2015 could become the warmest year on record. El Nino 2015 is quite rare. A normal El Niño develops throughout the spring, summer and fall, peaking early winter and then dissipating early the following year. This one developed much earlier.
Extra virgin olive oil has the capacity to induce rapid death in cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. The many implicated health benefits of olive oil is well known, however scientists have been unable to effectively confirm the anti-cancer phenomenon until now. The processing of olive oils also highly differentiates the concentration of anti-cancer compounds.
Wal-Mart Stores said its U.S. units asking meat suppliers to reduce use of antibiotics in animals, joining list of U.S. companies that have responded to consumer and government concerns over excess use of drugs in livestock, will also ask suppliers to provide annual reports on antibiotics management and animal welfare.
Germans are now rushing into gold. In search of a safe haven from a possible Greek debt default and the ultra-loose monetary policy of the European Central Bank. Germans have increased their purchases of gold by a20% in the first three months of 2015.
“Too big to jail” banks admitted criminal looting through market manipulation and collusion last week, will return a mere 33% of one quarter’s income without prison sentences (total “fine” of $5.7 billion from $15.5 billion 2015 1st-quarter combined incomes.
The world is sinking under too much debt, ageing global population means countries’ debt piles are in danger of growing out of control; European chief executive of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. “There is too much debt and this represents a risk to economies. Consequently, there is a clear need to generate growth to work that debt off but, as demographics change, new ways of thinking at a policy level are required.”
ACLU found that courts across the nation regularly deny Americans proper consideration of their financial position and throw them into jail over fines they could never hope to pay. As a result, local jails nationwide have transformed into modern-day “debtors’ prisons” overcrowded with indigent people whose only punishable offense is being poor. The effects are devastating.
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut have announced that they will be removing artificial ingredients from their food items – a change undoubtedly sparked by our collective desire for food that is free of questionable ingredients.
There are no free financial markets in America, or for that matter anywhere in the Western word, and few, if any, free markets of any other kind. The financial markets are rigged by the big banks, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury in the interests of the profits of the few big banks and the dollar’s exchange value, which is the basis of US power.
A number of Russian MPs have suggested altering the current legislation and introducing criminal responsibility for illegal trade in GMO products. The idea is to mete out prison terms of up to two years for repeated offenders.
More than 4,000 troops from six NATO countries and three non-member states began a major air exercise over far northern Europe Monday in one of the largest military mobilizations of the year. Arctic Challenge is to last two weeks and involves more than 100 warplanes from the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Norway, and the Netherlands, all NATO members, plus Sweden, Finland and Switzerland.
Kazakhstan and China are close to concluding a joint agreement for the construction of almost 38 industrial enterprises, Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in an interview aired by the Rossiya 24 television news channel on Tuesday. "We are about to sign a very big contract with China for the construction of about 38 enterprises," Kazakhstan’s head of state said.
The Israeli air force has started carrying out attacks on the Gaza Strip, as the Palestinian resistance movements of Hamas and Islamic Jihad deny launching projectiles into Israel.
Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data.
President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday signed a decree approving Ukraine's new national security strategy, which emphasizes the strengthening of military-technical cooperation with NATO and EU, while ensuring the country's independence from Russia in the defense industry.
After Chinese state media warned that war with the United States may be “inevitable,” Beijing has published a policy paper detailing how the military will shift its focus from land and coastlines to the open seas. China’s State Council released a white paper today that criticizes “external countries…busy meddling in South China Sea affairs” and sets out an “active defense” military strategy for the country.
Americans are gullible, and thought does not come easily to them, but if they try hard enough they must wonder why it would be necessary for the government to concoct a totally false account of the deed if Washington kills an alleged terrorist. Why not just give the true story?
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out against excluding foreign companies from the Russian government procurement program, saying the local market shouldn’t be deprived of competition.
Israel has begun talks with the US with the intention of increasing American aid to $4.5 billion in grant aid through 2028. Israel is the largest single recipient of US aid and it has been an essential part of Israel’s continuing existence.
“The T-50 is now ahead of not only all other fighters of the Russian Army, but also foreign models; to replace the Sukhoi Su-27 and Mig-29 fourth generation fighter jet, which entered service in 1985 and 1983. High level of stealth capabilities.
China announced it had edited DNA in the nucleus of human embryos using a gene-editing technique called CRISPR only four of the 86 eggs injected were successfully modified. Harvard Professor George Church believes in five to seven years it will be possible to snip out and replace stretches of DNA to genetically engineer babies.
Representatives of 66 public organizations in Transnistrian Moldovan Republic decided at a meeting to prepare appeal to Russian President Putin asking him to protect people of Transnistria if any external threat emerge. Appeal that emergence of some threat to Transnistria he, would take all measures needed: political, diplomatic, economic, sanctional, other measures as well.
A Chinese state-owned newspaper The Global Times said on Monday that "war is inevitable" between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway.
Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle, Turkey's foreign minister said.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Friday commuted the life sentence of a 61-year-old man who has been jailed two decades for marijuana offenses, action makes Jeff Mizanskey eligible for parole.
Every time Israel embarks on a new round of wholesale slaughter in Gaza, polls show that more than 90% of Israelis support the butchery. For Israelis, mass-murdering children is a spectator sport. When the IDF starts dropping cluster bombs, white phosphorous, DIME munitions and other horrendous weapons on Gaza, crowds of Israelis pack the hilltops to barbecue meat, drink alcohol and cheer as they watch Palestinian children being blown to bits.
An Israeli publication has suggested that nuclear bombs should be launched at Iran and Germany—wiping out Tehran, Isfahan, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Dresden, and Dortmund. “Twenty to thirty bombs,” Jewish writer Ben-Eliyahu raves, “will get the job done.” Times of Israel. — Right-wing media outlet Israel National News published an opinion piece Tuesday calling on Israel to launch nuclear bombs at Iran and Germany, only days after the outlet came under fire for publishing a piece accusing a war widow of killing her husband over her pro-peace views.
Authored by NASA Senior Water Scientist Jay Famiglietti, originally posted Op-Ed at The LA Times, Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well. As our “wet” season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic drought conditions. January was the driest in California since record-keeping began in 1895. Groundwater and snowpack levels are at all-time lows. We're not just up a creek without a paddle in California, we're losing the creek too. Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water, water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir.
For all the freedoms that North Korea lacks, it has one that most Western countries don't: Apparently, you can legally buy and smoke marijuana, doesn't have restrictions, such as for medical use only. marijuana in North Korea is not very strong, bags full roughly £0.50 each. In North Korea, the drug is apparently enjoyed by the country's working class for its medicinal effects and is also seen as a way to unwind and relax. Richter writes about how, with the help of a North Korean intelligence officer, he was about to get into a food market, which locals shop at but visitors are not allowed to see.
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.
According to NASA, there is just one year’s worth of water left in California. What is being done other than conservation? Brown, shockingly, says, “There are no solutions that are happening right now. We have had conservation and toilets that use less water, but I don’t see the government doing anything that will fix the problem right now. . . . The plan seems to be charge more for water, but that doesn’t fix the problem. I have read that officials have said we have no backup plan.” WHY ARE THE "ELITE" DESTROYING AMERICA?
Even though financial expert Catherine Austin Fitts thinks the chance of total collapse is “relatively small” she’s not discounting the chance of a major move this fall. Fitts contends, “I think this fall is going to be a major turning point. You see the SDR (Special Drawing Rights) system coming to a head. The U.S. budget is going to be a very difficult debate. You see the push to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the EU deal done. You have a lot of institutional relationships that needed to be restructured in the last couple of years. Those changes are all coming to a head, and so we are going to get a big shift. If you are managing a big bond fund, you got a big problem. . . . There is going to be a turn in the bond market or a plateau, and that’s going to be uncomfortable for those guys, and we are going to see some messy times.”
Anti-War video showing another side to the cost of war - the life you could have had.
Capitalism threatens all life on the planet - Interview with Professor Guy McPherson
by Dylan Murphy
Aluminum Toxicity and Vaccines – Recent Basic Neuroscience Research
By Gary G. Kohls, MD
Harvard Trained Immunologist Demolishes California Legislation That Terminates Vaccine Exemptions
by State of the Nation
US and Saudi Aggressors Want Yemeni Victims to Halt Conflict
by Stephen Lendman
Press Freedom Banned in Ukraine
by Stephen Lendman
Democracy American Style – Macedonia
By Michael Collins
Vladimir Putin’s Geopolitical Strategy For World Peace
by State of the Nation
Israel Aids Nepalese Victims, Blocks Gaza Reconstruction
by Stephen Lendman
Chances for Peace in Ukraine: Zero
by Stephen Lendman
US Attempted Color Revolution in Macedonia: Victoria Nuland's Dirty Hands Involved
by Stephen Lendman
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.
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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