Reign of Terror Accelerates in Turkey

Stephen Lendman

Crises create opportunities for leaders to more easily do what otherwise would be harder, not feasible or practicable.

Turkey’s Erdogan is taking full advantage - mass arresting regime critics in the wake of last Friday’s real or state-sponsored rebellion - practically stillborn when launched. Perhaps it was planned this way.

He and prime minister Binali Yildirim vowed retaliation against US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his “movement,” accusing him of orchestrating Friday events - despite no corroborating evidence.

Calling his supporters a “parallel terrorist organization,” he vowed to “dig them up by their roots so that no clandestine terrorist organization will have the nerve to betray our blessed people again.”

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  Lockdown in Cleveland: Party Unity v. Anti-Trumpism

Stephen Lendman

Cleveland is occupied GOP territory, the area around the Quicken Loans Arena convention site taken over from city residents.

Thousands of heavily armed state and local police, DHS and federal secret service agents, along with National Guard and federal troops available if needed to control things. Police states operate this way.

What’s orchestrated resembles a militarized event as much as a party unifying one to choose its standard bearer. Monday’s theme was making America safe again.

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  US and French Warplanes Massacre Civilians in Syria on Phony Pretext of Combating ISIS

Stephen Lendman

Rogue states like France, other NATO nations, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and regional ones allied with America’s imperial project represent the greatest threat to world peace - committing genocidal high crimes in waging war on humanity.

Syria’s Foreign Ministry repeatedly appeals in vain to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and rotating Security Council presidents.

On July 19, it sent them identical letters, saying “French unjust aggression claimed the lives of more than 120 civilians, most of them are children, women and elderly, in addition to tens of wounded citizens, the majority of them are also children and women as reports say that the fate of scores of other civilians who still under debris are unknown too.”

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  Scorching Middle East Beats All-Time Heat Records for Eastern Hemisphere

Temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait climbed to " 54°C (129.2°F) on Thursday. Friday, Basrah, Iraq International Airport reported a high temperature of 53.9°C (129°F). "Today's high in Basrah is the second highest reliably measured temperature in world recorded history outside of Death Valley, California."

  California, sixth largest economy in the world, has highest poverty rate in US

Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE) released a report titled “California Jumps to the World’s 6th Largest Economy; Leads All States in Growth in 2015.” With a $2.46 trillion gross state product (GSP) in 2015, California’s economy is now behind only the US, China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom, having surpassed France and Brazil’s gross domestic product (GDP). California is, at the same time, the state with the highest poverty rate in the US.

  Settlement Reached for Woman Forced to Pay for Body Cavity Searches

A New Mexico woman has been awarded $475,000 by US Customs and Border Protection for being forced to undergo cavity searches and then being charged for the invasive and unnecessary procedure; no drugs were found, according to court documents.

  Thousands of Argentines protest energy price hikes

Thousands of people have held protest rallies across Argentina against an increase in consumer utility prices ordered by the conservative government. President Mauricio Macri cut energy subsidies and raised energy rates after taking office late last year. He said frozen tariffs during the previous government had left Argentina’s economy on the brink of collapse.

  Trump Vows to End ‘Massive’ Trade Deals, Impose Punitive Taxes, Tariffs

Trump: "No longer will we enter into these massive deals, with many countries. Instead, I will make individual deals with individual countries," "enforce all trade violations" through the imposition of "taxes and tariffs, against any country that cheats" and to renegotiate trade agreements with individual states, particularly China.

  Former California cop arrested for raping five women while on duty

A former California police officer was arrested on Thursday and booked on suspicion of 22 felonies related to the rape and sexual battery of five women while on duty and in uniform, the prosecutor handling the case said. Noah Winchester, 31, was taken into custody Thursday morning near his home in the Central Valley city of Stockton, on an arrest warrant that included charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery, all under color of authority, said Stephen Wagstaffe, District Attorney for San Mateo County near San Francisco, where some of the alleged assaults took place.

  Obama denies any U.S. involvement in attempted Turkey coup

President Barack Obama: "Any reports that we had any previous knowledge of a coup attempt, that there was any U.S. involvement in it, that we were anything other than entirely supportive of Turkish democracy are completely false, unequivocally false," Obama said, warning that such rumors threatened "a critical alliance and partnership between the United States and Turkey."

  First Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open in Florida, Despite Federal Prohibition

Medical marijuana will become available in Florida for the first time next week. Trulieve announced Wednesday it received final approval from the Florida Department of Health to begin selling a low-THC strain of medical marijuana used to treat children with severe epileptic seizures and cancer. The state legislature legalized this form of medical cannabis in 2014. Cannabis with higher levels of THC for treatment of terminally ill patients will become available in August, according to the company.

  Groundbreaking Review Shows How Glyphosate Alters DNA Toward Chronic Illness

A new review of scientific literature is linking one of the most well known and notorious herbicides in the United States to a variety of diseases as a result of a mechanism that modifies the function of human DNA. Glyphosate, a synthetic amino acid and analogue of glycine, is the most widely used biocide on the planet; is pervasive in the food supply, and chronic exposure will lead to slow accumulation of damaged proteins

  Michigan Goes Total Police State With Roadside Saliva Check Points

A new law instructs the state police to pick five counties where it will run a one-year pilot program for saliva-based testing to check drivers for drugs like marijuana, heroin and cocaine. The five counties will be determined based on criteria including: the number of impaired driving crashes;the number of impaired drivers arrested; and the number of Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) trained in the county,

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  Putin Reveals that Obama hasn’t bombed a single ISIL target in 3 years!

A member of Russia’s parliament accused the Obama administration of essentially spending a year bombing the Syrian desert as opposed to Islamic State group targets, that American-trained “moderate rebels” had all run off to join terrorist organizations. “(Senator John) McCain accused us of striking out at US-trained insurgents… However, since they have either run away or joined al-Qaeda, hitting them is a mission impossible,”


  Wellstone: They Killed Him

Video preview: They Killed Him October 25 marked the 10th anniversary of Wellstone's death. Was it accidental or an assassination to silence a sadly missed principled voice? Convincing evidence suggests foul play. More on that below. On October 25, 2002, The New York Times headlined "Minnesota Senator Is Among 8 Dead in Crash," saying: Wellstone "was killed today when his campaign plane crashed approaching a small airport in a wooded region in the northern part of his state." Campaigning for a third term, he "perished along with seven other people when the chartered King Air A100 went down near Eveleth around 10:20 a.m. Central Time, the Federal Aviation Administration reported."


  Christopher Columbus: raping, murdering, enslaving, genocidal pedophile

After exploring the Caribbean, Columbus returned to the island of Hispaniola in 1498, known today as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He had left his brothers Diego and Bartholomew in charge and according to Columbus, conditions had deteriorated in his absence. He decided to increase the terror campaign against the Taino people, ruling with excessive cruelty, causing resentment from the colonists and local indian chiefs alike. Complaints of his brutality reached the Spanish monarchs and in 1500 a Chief Justice was dispatched to bring him and his brothers back to Spain in chains. But Columbus was soon forgiven for his atrocities and granted a fourth and final expedition back to the island of Hispaniola. Upon his arrival Columbus conducted an unparalleled campaign of torture and mass murder. By the time he finally left the island in 1504, the Taino had been reduced from eight million down to 100,000, making Columbus the most prolific serial killer in history. He and his men committed some of the cruelest atrocities against another race ever recorded. Columbus used any pretext as an excuse to kill and torture. Those poor souls who could not pay tribute to him had their hands cut off and were left to bleed to death. Columbus was documented by the chronicles of Las Casas, know as Brev’sima relaci-n, to have partaken in mass hangings, roasting people on spits, burnings at the stake, and hacking young children to death as punishment for the most minor of crimes. He and his men massacred the natives, sometimes hundreds at a time for sport, making bets on who could split a man in two, or cut a head off in one blow. By 1542 there were only 200 Taino remaining on the island and soon afterwords they were considered extinct. The truth about Christopher Columbus - Video



  FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump - Republican National Convention - THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE USA?

ABC15 Arizona

FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump - Republican National Convention




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Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III by Stephen Lendman

Synopsis by Clarity Press

Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III provides insight into today's gravest geopolitical crisis since WW II. Possible global war looms. Viewed from the perspective of Western mainstream media, the crisis arose due to pro-democracy activists overturning a brutal dictatorship, which led swiftly to Russian incursion into Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. Viewed from the perspective of the 22 highly-credentialed analysts who have contributed to this anthology, it’s an entirely different story. Obama's pivot is global, in pursuit of unchallenged worldwide dominance, leading to multiple direct and proxy wars. Neocon- dominated Washington seeks to marginalize its Russian and Chinese rivals, surrounding both countries with US bases. Ukraine is in the eye of the storm, the crown jewel of NATO eastward expansion, the last step in Washington's drive to incorporate all former Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact countries into NATO and install missile defense sites on Russia’s very border.

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THE 2001 ANTHRAX DECEPTION The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy by Graeme MacQueen

review by Prof. Edward Curtin

The anthrax attacks that followed those of 9/11 have disappeared from public memory in ways analogous to the pulverization of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center Building 7. For the towers, at least, ghostly afterimages persist, albeit fading like last night’s nightmare. But the anthrax attacks, clearly linked to 9/11 and the Patriot Act, are like lost letters, sent, but long forgotten. Such disappearing acts are a staple of American life these days. Memory has come upon hard times. With The 2001 Anthrax Deception, Professor Graeme MacQueen, founding Director of the Center for Peace Studies at McMaster University, calls us back to a careful reconsideration of the anthrax attacks. It is an eloquent and pellucid lesson in inductive reasoning and deserves to stand with David Ray Griffin’s brilliant multi-volume dissection of the truth of that tragic September 11th. MacQueen makes a powerful case for the linkage of both events, a tie that binds both to insider elements deep within the U.S. government, perhaps in coordination with foreign elements.

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