James Corbett appears on Press TV to discuss the new American-led coalition to attack ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq. He discusses the hypocrisy of a country that has actively helped to foster, train, equip and aid these terrorists presuming to then lead a military expedition against them.
“People who until very recently would vote no to independence without giving it another thought, are now reconsidering their position as the decisive date draws near. The Nay-people on their part are becoming increasingly desperate with the prospect of defeat looming. So you may expect an increase in horror-stories in the days to come, . . .” – J Maessen
As the race between aye- and naysayers intensifies in the run up to September 18, banks and politicians alike are resorting to increasingly desperate attempts to sway the Scottish vote in favor of the status quo.
One of the tactics employed by the Nay-campaign would make the whole Scottish independence issue entirely about good old “tory versus labour”-squabbling on the part of a disgruntled Scottish electorate, just to give the “effing Tories a kick”, as Cameron put it. Although a convincing case can be made for the proposition that party politics plays some role in the recent surge experienced by the Aye-campaign (a movement rather, as opposed to the Nay-people), it doesn’t entirely explain the soaring kinetics occurring of late.
In the last couple of weeks the No-campaign has been going out of its way to impress upon the Scottish people that a Yes-vote would cause catastrophe. Military “strategists” have threatened with the specter of war, hilariously claiming an independent Scotland will leave itself vulnerable to an invasion by a Russian fleet just waiting to waltz over Scotland’s unprotected shores. Others have tried to impress upon undecided voters that Ebola will ravage Edinburgh without the guarding hand of Westminster holding back the killer virus.
In the words of renegade Irish warrior Stephen in the prelude to the Battle of Stirling in Mel Gibson’s 1995 classic Braveheart: “The Almighty says this must be a fashionable fight. It’s drawn the finest people.” Indeed. In the last couple of days we’ve seen all kinds of dignitaries pleading, begging, sighing, growling and despairing in the face of possible defeat. Continue reading →
“I would probably add that the British are in no way prepared for the imminent secession of Scotland. They are too arrogant and complacent in their longstanding attitude toward Scotland as an appendage to England…. Which it is not!” – S Pieczenik
I have been following the debates that are being launched by both the British and Scottish Governments [i.e. Representatives] regarding the benefits and dis-incentives for Scotland to secede from the British Union. Scotland is a land and culture that has long influenced me since childhood, from the fanciful writings of Robert Burns to the more serious considerations of the physician/writer A.J. Cronin, an outcast from the British Royal Academy of Medicine, Scotland has imparted me with an elan vital of writing esthetics that Shakespeare was not able to produce. Of course, I have nothing against the writers of England, Dr Somerset Maugham, also a physician/intelligence operative and playwright was an absolute genius. Yet writers do not determine the final outcome of a nation’s destiny. They do, however, indicate the underflow of courage, fortitude and determination that each of their respective nations possessed.
During WWII, the Brits were a formidable force of restraint again the Nazi encroachment of Europe while France fell ungracefully down the steps of collaboration and sheer cowardice. For me, the Scots have always been in the spearhead of the British Army, be it in the Crimean Wars against Russia; or in WWI against the Germans; and even in WWII against the Fascists. Remember that the infamous Black and Tan fighters? The core of any so-called British invasion or counter attack was always led by the Scottish Highlanders who were sacrifices ad nauseum in order to allow the proper British citizen a better chance of survival during combat. I bring this point up only to demonstrate that for all of its supposed strength, Britain has always relied on the ferocity of the Scottish people to ‘do the dirty work’.
Now Scotland is confronted with one simple question.
Are they a nation in and onto themselves?
Or are they part of a British Empire, to which, we Americans rebelled over hundreds of years ago? Continue reading →
“Under both Bush and Obama, a19th-century imperial mentality has infused all departments of state. Raw militarism is ascendant; diplomacy is redundant. Nations and governments are judged as useful or expendable: to be bribed or threatened or “sanctioned”. On 31 July, the National Defense Panel in Washington published a remarkable document that called for the United States to prepare to fight six major wars simultaneously. At the top of the list were Russia and China – nuclear powers.” – J Pilger
“There is a taboo,” said the visionary Edward Said, “on telling the truth about Palestine and the great destructive force behind Israel. Only when this truth is out can any of us be free.”
For many people, the truth is out now. At last, they know. Those once intimidated into silence can’t look away now. Staring at them from their TV, laptop, phone, is proof of the barbarism of the Israeli state and the great destructive force of its mentor and provider, the United States, the cowardice of European governments, and the collusion of others, such as Canada and Australian, in this epic crime.
The attack on Gaza was an attack on all of us. The siege of Gaza is a siege of all of us. The denial of justice to Palestinians is a symptom of much of humanity under siege and a warning that the threat of a new world war is growing by the day.
When Nelson Mandela called the struggle of Palestine “the greatest moral issue of our time”, he spoke on behalf of true civilisation, not that which empires invent. In Latin America, the governments of Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, El Salvador, Peru and Ecuador have made their stand on Gaza. Each of these countries has known its own dark silence when immunity for mass murder was sponsored by the same godfather in Washington that answered the cries of children in Gaza with more ammunition to kill them. Continue reading →
“According to U.S. politicians pushing the ISIS psyop narrative, ISIS is not only unwilling to attack Israel, which they could do in a day or two, they instead prefer to make plans to travel all the way to the other side of the world to attack the world’s most powerful Empire of all time. Yes, they would rather risk getting caught, imprisoned or killed traveling halfway around the world than to go for an easy quick strike at Israel. ” – B Suarez
Has the ISIS psyop calmed down a bit? Before it dies out let’s examine some incredible ironies and oddities surrounding CIA’s ISIS. After all, the ISIS psyop deserves a thorough analysis from every angle, so I thought it appropriate to outline for the sake of humanity. Hopefully, humanity can use the ISIS psyop as a tool for the final or further awakening. It may be wishful thinking, but it is worth exposing every crack and corner of this psyop and let government know that we are not going for it this time.
I declare humanity too intuitive to buy into this psychological operation and hopefully I’m right. So while the core TV-watching, mainstream media-believing community drinks the government Kool Aid, let us get started by pointing out several glaring observations regarding the ISIS psyop.
Glancing ahead, the ISIS kids have knowledge of things that require you to have education, modern technical skills, a little bit of decency, structure, conformity to societal norms and somewhat transparent connection to the outside world. What are these things and what are some of the surreal oddities surrounding ISIS? Let’s examine:
1. Professional Camera, Editing Software and Skills
“Watching the twin towers and WTC 7 come down, it was obvious to me that the buildings were not falling down as a result of structural damage. When it became clear that the White House had blocked an independent investigation of the only three steel skyscrapers in world history to collapse as a result of low temperature office fires, it was apparent that there was a coverup.” – P C Roberts
The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust. For thirteen years a new generation of Americans has been born into the 9/11 myth that has been used to create the American warfare/police state.
The corrupt Bush and Obama regimes used 9/11 to kill, maim, dispossess and displace millions of Muslims in seven countries, none of whom had anything whatsoever to do with 9/11.
A generation of Americans has been born into distain and distrust of Muslims.
A generation of Americans has been born into a police state in which privacy and constitutional protections no longer exist.
A generation of Americans has been born into continuous warfare while needs of citizens go unmet.
A generation of Americans has been born into a society in which truth is replaced with the endless repetition of falsehoods.
According to the official story, on September 11, 2001, the vaunted National Security State of the World’s Only Superpower was defeated by a few young Saudi Arabians armed only with box cutters. The American National Security State proved to be totally helpless and was dealt the greatest humiliation ever inflicted on any country claiming to be a power. Continue reading →
“Once again, we are left with the questions of any limiting principle to this new uber-presidency. A president can now unleash a military campaign without congressional approval that could involve multiple nations.” – J Turley
President Obama is again asserting his right to act unilaterally and without congressional approval in going to war. In what has become a mantra for this Administration, Obama reportedly told members of Congress that he does not need congressional approval to unleash a comprehensive military campaign against the Islamic State. The President informed a few members at a dinner — a striking image of how low congressional authority has become in our tripartite system of government.
We have been discussing the growing concerns over President Barack Obama’s series of unilateral actions in ordering agencies not to enforce law, effectively rewriting laws, and moving hundreds of millions of dollars from appropriated purposes to areas of his choosing. One of the greatest concerns has been his unchecked authority asserted in the national security area. I previously represented members of Congress in challenging Obama’s intervention in the Libyan civil war without a declaration from Congress. In the case, President Obama insisted that he alone determines what is a war and therefore when he needs a declaration. Since the court would not recognize standing to challenge the war, it left Obama free to engage in war operations in any country of his choosing. As with his approach in Libya, Syria and other combat operations (and most recently on whether he will resume the war in Iraq), Obama is again asserting his extreme view of executive power. Continue reading →